American television host, producer, philanthropist
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Sagittarius Ascendant & Moon, Aquarius Sun, Grand Air Trine
Born: Orpah Gail Winfrey, 29 January 1954, 04:30 (4:30AM) CST (6hW), Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA. RR: A (Lois Rodden cites astrologer Robert Marks for data from Winfrey in person when he was on her show in 1988).
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS: Capricorn CHIRON (conjunct North Node), Aquarius VENUS (conjunct Sun; sextile Moon), Aries ERIS (sextile Sun; trine Moon), Gemini JUPITER (trine Sun; disposits Sagittarius Moon), Cancer URANUS (conjunct South Node), Libra NEPTUNE (conjunct MC). PATTERNS: GRAND AIR TRINE (Sun, Jupiter, Neptune), CARDINAL T-SQUARE (Chiron opposite Uranus, both square Neptune).
CHINESE SIGN: ?. NUMEROLOGY: "4" LIFEPATH.
Wikipedia Biography With Astrology by Sy Scholfield:
Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American television host, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history [A Grand Air Trine involving the Sun and the two media planets (Jupiter and Neptune) is perfect for a talk show host]. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century and beyond [29 Capricorn on 2nd cusp; Venus-Sun in materialistic 2nd ruled by Uranus in acquisitive Cancer in the 7th House, the greatest black philanthropist in American history [Moon in 12th, house of philanthropy; charitable Neptune conjunct MC], and was once the world's only black billionaire. She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world [Influential Neptune on MC in authorative 10th ruling last degree of Pisces on the 4th cusp, the House of women].
Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood, including being raped at the age of nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy [Saturn at 9° Scorpio, being 14 degrees from Mars in Scorpio]. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee [Venus conjunct Sun = "barber father"], Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19 [Mercury at 19° Aquarius]. Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated.
Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue, which a Yale study claims broke 20th century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream. By the mid 1990s she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality. Though criticized for unleashing confession culture [Chiron exactly conjunct South Node] and promoting controversial self-help fads [Chiron in 1st house = "self-help"], she is generally admired for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others [Saturn in Scorpio closely square the Sun indicates a big challenge to overcome adversity; Neptune in Libra on the MC strives to help others]. In 2006 she became an early supporter of Barack Obama and one analysis estimates she delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race, an achievement for which the governor of Illinois considered offering her a seat in the U.S. senate.
[Kitty Kelley's unauthorized biography of Oprah Winfrey was released on 13 April 2010, while the transiting Sun and New Moon both in Aries straddled Winfrey's IC. Meanwhile, Winfrey's SA Moon in the first degree of Aquarius formed a quincunx with her own natal 8th House cusp in the last degree of Cancer, which of course the Moon herself rules. Kelley's book reportedly includes claims that Winfrey has had secret lesbian affairs].