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The astrology of Dr. Laura’s resignation

Dr Laura SchlessingerDr Laura Schlessinger is no stranger to controversy. She has called homosexuality a “biological error,” and compared gay parents to pedophiles.  While she has stated publicly her belief that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman, she had an affair with her first boss when she began in the radio business.


This week Dr. Laura announced that she would leave her radio program after repeatedly dropping the “N-bomb” eleven times in a discussion with a black caller to her show (transcript here) and today she announced that she is leaving radio for good, saying she wants “her first amendment rights back.”

With the Sun conjunct Mars (aggression) in the serious and somewhat dour Capricorn, it’s no wonder Dr. Laura (born 1/16/1947, time unknown, New York is so certain that she is always right.  Capricorn is the planet of rules and following social conventions and Mercury is in that sign as well.  Mars energizes and stokes the fire of her personality and adds an aggressive note to her manner of communication (Mercury).


Ramping up the intensity even more, her passionate and power-seeking Scorpio Moon is conjunct Jupiter, the planet of confidence and arrogance.  The power motif continues in a conjunction of Saturn, the ruler of her Sun,  to Pluto representing the power of death and rebirth to transform.

It’s interesting that Uranus is unaspected in her chart – it operates independently and autonomously which is perfect for the planet of independence and rebellion.  Like Rush Limbaugh, she is a rebel (unaspected Uranus) within the confines of the conservative social structures (Sun/Mars/Mercury in Capricorn).


The very week that Dr. Laura dropped the N bomb on her show and now announces her retirement from radio, transiting Uranus has retrograded back over her progressed Sun. This is a planetary cycle that can create a somewhat reckless need to break up the status quo and achieve liberation of some kind.  We don’t have her time of birth so we don’t know the exact placement of her  Moon, but it is very likely that her progressed Moon is opposite Mars sometime between last week and next week, exacerbating the expression of her frustration and desire to break free of any shackles.

Dr. Laura says she has been considering retirement for some time, and in fairness she did apologize immediately for her remarks which she said were inappropriate.  But with a big Uranus transit going on, it’s not surprising that she decided that she’s ready to move on to something else.

  • Roderick

    Dr. Laura is the typical conservative victim who instead of taking responsibility for what she said and exiting gracefully claims that she is quitting because she wants her 1st Ammendment rights backs.
    Someone needs to tell her that the First Ammendment doesn’t protect one from criticism.
    And please ‘Dr.’ Laura’s using the n-word eleven times was the least offensive aspect of the call. The balance of her rant was filled with every racial stereotype that ever existed.

  • Claire

    I’ve had an unfortunate feeling about this woman for many years. it stems from the time I heard her come a half step short of ridiculing those who attempt suicide but “don’t succeed” and deride them for the hard time they give to everyone else. There is tough love. But she truly lacks compassion. The transcript you linked to, of what she said this week is about as good an example of ignorance as I’ve seen in a while. And she just keeps digging! So very sad. But I am glad she is no longer passing judgement under the guise of helping others.

  • Marie

    Well said, Roderick.
    She’s now playing the victim and licking her wounds. Even though she preaches every action has a reaction she has no clue this applies to her as well. Cos’ obviously she special! Ay yi yi.

  • gg

    Her apololgy was half…um.. hearted and did not really apologize to those offended. Her asinine assertion on the Larry King Show that she’s retiring to exercise her 1st Amendment rights was typical of her lack of understanding of basic American values. She can stay home and say derogatory words all she wants while she justifies the words I’ve been applying to her for decades.

  • Edna

    Her lawyers should point out that hate speech is not protected by the 1st Amendment. I hope she will move out of town now- she’s a real embarrassment.

  • Lynn Hayes

    There’s not much compassion in her chart, and the Scorpio/Capricorn motif is more about achieving power than really helping people. Her kind of unpleasant diatribe is all too common in talk radio and hopefully she will fade into oblivion.

  • Deborah

    Good riddance to her, even though she’s only one venomous sniper among many. May the vacuum that her exit creates be filled with something that actually helps people.
    While I don’t wish bad on anyone, I have to admit to feeling happy that this hateful individual doesn’t have a public platform from which to debase humankind any more; while getting paid for doing so, no less.

  • Mary

    Dr. Laura has been toxic for a long time now. She has steadily progressed from shading the truth to outright lying, and from giving “advice” to making outrageous demands. She does not understand the First Amendment, the fragility of race relations, or even the nature of the entertainment business although she is truly a member of that club. “Retired”? We should be so lucky. She is not qualified to give advice but she is a brilliant marketer. She’ll be out of our lives just enough to rebrand herself. Who would hire her? Easy answer: FOX.

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