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In Vino Veritas: It’s All in Mel’s Chart!

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Astrologer Shelley Ackerman is sending an email to friends entitled “In Vino Veritas.” In it, she says Mel Gibson’s astrological chart (which she discussed in The National Council for Geocosmic Research newsletter two and a half years ago when “Passion of the Christ” was released) is helpful now in understanding Gibson’s recent arrest and damning anti-Semitic rants. She feels she knows him too well.

Gibson was born on Jan 3, 1956 (reportedly at 4:45 PM in Peekskill, N.Y.), and is a Capricorn with Cancer rising and the Moon at 0 degrees of Libra. His willful Mars/Saturn conjunction in Scorpio (a sign famous for its dark-side, intensity, and control-issues) in the creative and “kingly” 5th house of his horoscope-contributes to the messianic overtones in his chart.

What triggered this arrest and outburst just now? Shelley says transiting Saturn opposite Mel’s Venus in Aquarius (Saturn makes one accountable) and transiting Pluto is on his progressed Mars at 26 Sagittarius (at the Galactic Center) can be an explosive mix. The sign of Capricorn (Gibson’s sun) is known for its many spiritual tests that brings natives of the sign to their knees (Capricorn rules the knees), humbly asking for forgiveness.

Is Gibson’s career, as he himself said, “truly “f**ked”?

Read Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s take on Mel’s moment of truth here.

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posted August 2, 2006 at 4:32 pm

I doubt Mel’s career is truly f’d given the rise of the religious right, but I can’t help wishing it would be. Guess I need to work on suppressing my hateful impulses, too……………..>

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posted August 2, 2006 at 6:47 pm

Ya know there is something called Freedom of Speech in America,and something called Choices,and hatred this world as been prejudice for centuries that”s nothing new. Like the comment that Amy C. made regarding the Movie Lethal Weapon Mel working with a BLACK Man. Yeah!! America you are A Trip.! Go MEL>

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Jeanne S

posted August 2, 2006 at 9:07 pm

It does not matter what Mr. Gibson said as he, too, is human, and to be human is too err! So what or Why is everyone so shocked? Let he cast the first stone…..Remember that!>

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posted August 2, 2006 at 10:33 pm

Mel? Is that you?? I’m surprised they let you on the computer in rehab……>

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posted August 2, 2006 at 10:54 pm

Hollywood is such a fickle town, we’re such a celebrity-obsesssed public, and fallen idols are in such good supply it’s hard to say where Gibson will end up. One new/bigger/better scandal and he’s pushed from the headlines. One good blockbuster and he’s back in the $$$ inner circle. But we probably don’t need an astrological chart to predict more mea culpas in his future.>

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posted August 3, 2006 at 3:17 am

Just curious, where were all these cries for forgiveness when Clinton got impeached for a sexual transgression?>

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posted August 3, 2006 at 4:51 am

Here here Kathy! There does seem to be a double standard in our culture as to who’s forgiveable and who is not. Clinton got a raw deal while praise for Gibson’s bloody “Passion” far exceeded what it deserved.>

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posted August 3, 2006 at 7:57 pm

Today I listened-in on a group of middle school kids talking about this. Most of them said something about how stupid Gibson was to drink and drive. A few repeated things they’d heard on TV or from their parents. As you might imagine, these comments were all over the map, from the benign to extreme prejudice. But what surprised me most was how much they talked about punishment! Some of it was pretty mean (send him away forever) and some, sweet (why doesn’t he just say he’s sorry?). In the end, the most appealing punishment seemed to be for Gibson to go to jail (“for a while… maybe a year or two”), to stop drinking beer, to tell all the rabbis he’s sorry, and not to make any more movies about Jesus. I still don’t know whether to laugh or cry.>

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posted August 6, 2006 at 1:52 am

Rebecca Winters at Time Magazine got it right… “>,8599,1222126,00.html>

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posted August 7, 2006 at 7:21 pm

What is wrong with people, Mel Gibson has an abuse of drinking problem, he should get the help that he so obviously needs. What a role model he “IS NOT” for young and old alike. Do as I say – don’t do as I do – is that it? I think that he is a great actor and director, etc. but leaves a great deal to be desired in the family area, 7 children. I hope that they don’t follow in his footsteps!! Get “HELP” Mel!>

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posted August 7, 2006 at 7:24 pm

Clinton paid the price for being a “JERK” what is wrong with you people, I mean the President of the U.S. and a whoremaster at that. Who would ever want to forgive HIM! In the oval office no less, and what about the Kennedy” a real bunch of sex maniacs!!>

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posted August 7, 2006 at 8:06 pm

Ever check into the Bush’ well cloaked sexual history?>

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posted August 12, 2006 at 5:05 pm

I know, I know, we’re all Melled out. But after we’ve exhausted the topic of anti-Semitism among the rich and famous, Mel Gibson’s public disgrace is an occasion for reflection on our own humanity. It’s a moment to ponder the prescriptive wisdom in W.H. Auden’s line: “You shall love your crooked neighbour with your crooked heart.” –Rod Dreher, associate editor and BN blogger, in The Dallas Morning News @ “>>

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