Today I indulged upon at least 8 straight episodes of Leonard Nimoy’s “In Search Of”. To anyone who hasn’t seen this yet, I highly recommend it. Very interesting subject matter with constant fun visuals and best of all, the man, the ultimate anchor to hold on to during these mysterious quests for meaning, Leonard Nimoy. His narration is profound, his data precise, his style impeccable, and beneath it all is some warm and cuddly thing that is totally elusive.
This impression that I gained from these episodes are not unlike the impressions that endear us to the legendary Spock. In fact, it’s often hard to separate this man from his infamous t.v. character on Star Trek. When Nimoy wrote a memoir entitled “I Am Not Spock” fans reacted in such a disturbed manner that he responded with the sequel “I Am Spock” to ease their pain.
On to his chart!
Well– there is a problem with the chart. The astro data bases, and a quote from his own mother in a magazine have him born at 8:30 am making him a GEMINI rising– and that gives him a Gemini Moon. BUT– In the episode of “In Search Of” that covers Astrology, in the first few minutes he says “I am an Aries with Scorpio rising”…. This would put him born in the evening with most likely a CANCER Moon….
Frustrating… well, at least we can look at some of the energies we KNOW are there..
Nimoy is MOST associated with MIND stuff. Spock is MIND. What is the energy of Nimoy’s Mercury? It is INTENSIFIED by it’s conjunction with Uranus. These planets are in fiery and assertive Aries along with his Sun (his life energy). Aries is the pioneer of the zodiac, “boldly going where no man has gone before!” Uranus is a lighting bolt. His mind is lighting bolted into something more intense. Uranus also brings in a sense of being DIFFERENT… of being… ALIEN?
This Uranus/Mercury is also conjunct the North Node which brings in a theme of fulfilling his destiny. Evolutionary Astrology views the nodes as a point of necessary tension: the South Node being the habit that by default you slip into, perhaps causing some life problems, and the North Node being the excellent idea to embrace and move beyond those old played out problems. In psychological astrology the nodes often point to the mother. I couldn’t find out too much about Nimoy’s mother in my research but I DID find a pretty interesting quote that tied his parents to these Uranian (alien) themes…
“My folks came to the U.S. as immigrants, aliens, and became citizens. I was born in Boston, a citizen, went to Hollywood and became an alien.”
On Star Trek, Spock related to his peers in a non-emotional way. Isn’t it apt for Nimoy to have his Venus in the emotionally detached sign of Aquarius, seamlessly pulling off such Spock quotes as “If I seem insensitive to what you’re going through Captain, understand- it’s the way I am”…
But no amount of character development can fool the viewers that Spock has a soft spot somewhere, and is ultimately more emotional than his lineage permits. It’s that elusive warm and cuddly quality of his!! Where’s the water…?
Nimoy has Jupiter, Pluto and Mars (and maybe his Moon!) all in watery Cancer. The cuddliest of all the Water signs. Cancer also brings in a strong tie to the past and a tendency towards nostalgia. It’s interesting to note that the infamous “live long and prosper” hand salute was initiated by Nimoy in recalling a childhood memory. He was in church during a ceremony where everyone was told to shut their eyes. He broke the rules and peeked, seeing the ministers holding their hands up in that WAY, is it stood for a hebrew letter that tied into the word for God. He brought that memory impression (Cancer) way into the future (Uranian themes!!) and the rest is history!
Thank you, Leonard Nimoy, for shining so bright during your stay here on planet Earth. LLAP!!!!!