Kim Lindgren is an evolutionary astrologer certified by the EA School Online. The following article is based on a blog post from his website plutoastrology.net.
Elizabeth Holmes, founder of biotech company Theranos which had promised a revolution in blood-testing technology, was recently sentenced to 11 years in prison for defrauding investors of hundreds of millions of dollars. She had been described as the next Steve Jobs and the expectations placed on her company were enormous. Today it has collapsed like a house of cards – behind the big words there was nothing of substance to deliver.
I became curious about her life, especially after I read the following paragraph from an article in the Guardian:
Holmes had set her sights on becoming an inventor at an early age. She hoped to emulate her great-great-great-grandfather, who co-founded Fleischmann’s Yeast, which revolutionised the breadmaking industry in the late 1800s. At the age of nine, she told her father that what she “really want[s] out of life is to discover something new, something that mankind didn’t know was possible to do”.
As an evolutionary astrologer, what I ask myself is this – why was she so certain of what she wanted to do with her life from such a young age? No doubt there are things in her current life that have influenced her, but could it also be that she has had similar ideas in past lives which she picked up yet again in the current life?
Sometimes when this is the case, it can be seen in planetary conjunctions to the south node of the Moon. Such a planet represents something which have had a great influence on past lives and which the person will have a hard time freeing themselves from in the current life. And since it is the south node we are talking about, the planet represents a dynamic that has reached the end of the road; nothing wrong with wanting to become an inventor, but in this case it was a dynamic which no longer served her, something that becomes a hindrance to evolution rather than a way forward.
I decided to check. I don’t know which time she was born, so we don’t know her house positions, but in this case that is not really a problem.
With the birth time set to 12PM, her Uranus is little more than one degree from the south node! Even if she was born 12 hours before or after this, Uranus only moves a couple of minutes in either direction. Both Uranus and the south node are located in the sign of Sagittarius, which can signify optimism, expansive visions, but also, since we are talking about the south node, a person who has problems with truth and truthfulness.
Uranus of course is the radical innovator who wants to break all boundaries and create something radically new, but in this case it just falls flat.
Who knows why Holmes had these strong attachments to becoming an inventor – perhaps she really was a brilliant scientist in a number of past lives? Perhaps the inventor’s path really did help her soul to evolve and grow for many incarnations? Whatever the case, it seems that she simply had to try one more time and go as far as she could, even while bending the truth, before reality caught up with her. It is an example of what Jeffrey Green termed cataclysmic evolution – you resist change with all your might until circumstances force it upon you.
You can see for yourself in this video how Holmes’ Sagittarian rhetoric changed over time.