Spoiled Children of Divorce

Exemplary Children ofDivorce – Glenn Beck
October 30, 2014, 2:28 am
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The parents of conservative radio and TV show host Glenn Beck divorced when he was 12 years old. He discusses the divorce a bit and talks about how his Mother was a victim of domestic violence from her boyfriend. Beck lived at first with his Mother. She drowned in a lake while boating with the boyfriend. Her death was ruled a suicide. Glenn and his sister lived with their Father. Both parents were alcoholics.

Here’s another story about a 12 year old influenced by his first Jupiter return since his parents divorced around the time of his first Jupiter Return. We see the influence of Jupiter’s rulership in Glenn Becks career choice in media. Jupiter also rules religion which seems to be important in Beck’s life. He was born Roman Catholic and has since become a Mormon.

Exemplary Children of Divorce – Monica Lewitsky
October 29, 2014, 7:47 pm
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Okay, so I’m not sure about the “exemplary” part, but Monica Lewitsky became famous for having an affair with President Bill Clinton. Clinton had many affairs but Lewitsky became his most famous dalliance. This may be explainable by the age she was when her parents divorced. Lewitsky was 14 years old. This puts her under the influence of her first Saturn opposition.

Saturn is ambitious and wants fame which can sometimes lapse into notoriety. Saturn also rules father figures and Lewitsky had an affair with a much older man. Saturn also rules the President. To top it off, the opposition aspect is often associated with relationships.

Wikipedia (can’t get link to work) says that Lewitsky was very upset by her parents divorce. This makes sense as natally her Saturn is challenged by a square to Pluto. This brings a feeling of grief, loss and of being unsupported.

Exemplary Children of Divorce – Dorothea Lange
October 29, 2014, 7:35 pm
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Famous for her photographic portraits of the Depression era, Dorothea Lange happened to be a child of divorce. I saw an excellent show about her life on the local PBS station a couple of months ago.

Lange was 12 years old when her Father left. This puts her under the influence of her first Jupiter Return. Jupiter creates an independent personality that is interested in humanitarian affairs.

Exemplary Children of Divorce – Ann Patchett
October 29, 2014, 7:27 pm
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Writer Ann Patchett has just published a book on her experiences with marriage and divorce. In an NPR interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross she discusses her own parents’ divorce and remarriages. sounds like no one discussed what was going on in her family. Patchett was, I think, six years old when her parents divorced. This puts her under the influence of her first Jupiter Opposition. That can create wide emotional swings and is good for writers and publishers.

Book is called This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Here is the NPR interview: