The Lion Roars: Michael Francis Moore

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Michael Moore’s chart in the Equal House method


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Michael Moore was born April 23, 1953 in Flint, Michigan.  We have rectified his birth time to  12:41 PM (or a quarter to 1 in the afternoon).   He is infamous for his movie, Roger and Me, where he  cuts between his childhood and Roger, then the GM CEO, highlighting their dissimilarities.  From that small independent movie, he has gone to tackle many other social ills.

He is divorced from his wife Kathleen of twenty-one years. She was often the producer of his films.  The couple had no children.

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Astrological Overview, now owned by,  has Moore with an an Ascendant of 16:  we rectified that back a degree to  15.  He has a chart that is split equally between the north (lower) and southern (upper) hemispheres, and the eastern (left) and western (right).  His planetary layout follows a see-saw or hourglass, that shows a strong humanistic bent benefiting  from changing social situations.

Every pattern has an inherent bias, even if the individual chart does not, and  the See-Saw as Dr. Marc Edmund Jones defined it originally,  bias is towards adjusting to constant change.  This predilection gives Moore a mutable tendency.   He is not action oriented (cardinal) or firm in his beliefs despite changing mores (fixed), but reactive towards the world around.  Reviewing his film oeuvre that makes sense.

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                                                                    The T-Cross Pattern

Mr. Moore has three notable oppositions, but only one resolves itself in a strong T-Cross aspect.  The others are unresolved, meaning that they exert a constant push-pull.  The First opposition, the black line on the chart above, is between his large network and his desire to harvest personal experiences.

His second opposition, shown on the chart in orange, is between his own wilfulness (Sun in Aries) versus his Neptune (social obligation).  With no outlet, there isn’t a corresponding  t-cross (an opposition with a square), this is  a constant battle for Moore and gets support from the agreement with his Mars/Moon conjunctions in the fifth house.

This opposition does have a trine to his Pluto, at 23 Leo, but that just increases the tension and does not release it constructively like a square (90-degree aspect) would.

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The major opposition that does result in an outward expression is highlighted on the chart in blue.  This is the opposition between Mercury and Saturn that finds release, the actual T configuration, through his Leo Ascendant 16 / 23 Pluto conjunction.

This is a tight integration of his personality (the Ascendant) and his need (Pluto) to express himself &  makes him a fire-brand much in the line of Old Testament prophet Jeremiah using his films to illustrate his vision of a wicked capitalist society gone amok. (Moore for the record was raised Roman Catholic but now says he is an atheist).  That T-Square supports his humanist see-saw or hourglass temperament type tendency.

See-saw temperament types are typically non-religious people as they tend to look askance at theistic (God-centered) ideas & emphasize secular concerns.  The T-Square configuration often, but not always, shows up in an hourglass temperament types, as this is how they express themselves to the world.


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Mr. Moore Ascendant is 15 Leo 36,  the middle sign of the maternal trinity, and second in the fiery triplicity (Aries and Sagittarius are the other two), therefore  the central point of the zodiac.   At 16, his ascendant in the middle of the middle,  and as such tends to be a teaching point on the dial.  Mr. Moore surely demonstrates this, as he is always in pursuit of a riddle, and know one knows this better than famed Astrologer Alan Leo, who shares this point as his sun.


For Moore, this symbol is demonstrated through his use of daily stresses, UAW vs GM, Affordable Care Act vs Insurance, and now Donald Trump against Obama etc.  Squared by his Venus, 2Detroit3.39 Taurus, this makes him rather pedantic and petty. picking on small points to drive home his larger message.

Taurus is in his tenth house of career and aspirations, suggesting that to Moore, it is the little quirks in life, that not only set his mind travelling in new directions, but also a belief that that the devil is in the details.  Armed with this insight, Moore sets off like Don Quixote in in pursuit of another documentary, another cause célèbre to defend.


The Hyperion symbol for his mid-heaven at Taurus 5 gets the symbol of  A small box with secret contents, that the natives collects and gathers, in Moore’s case , he waits for the  right time to pop open his collection and release it to the public.  Moore’s success relies on two strengths: the real-life docudrama technique of his films and timing.


A Leo ascendant makes its natives tall and large boned people with conspicuous hair when they are young but thin as they age.  They have florid complexions, &  rather squarish in stature.  They benefit, like the lion in the jungle, through social connections.

For Mr. Moore that very much the case as everyone can spot the younger Moore with his bright florid complection, and red hair, almost like an Andy Warhol shock wig.  The second point is brought home with his connection to his uncle who helped organize the 1937 GM Fisher-body Flint plant strike and then underwrote the first Roger and Me,  allowing him to bypass the movie-production circuit and go independent.

Overall, we expect to hear from Mr. Moore for a long while.