In exploring the signs of talk-show hosts, I realized that daytime shows are women dominated and nighttime shows male dominated. Who decided that?
I have the daytime vixens as Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres and Rosie O’Donnell (not as active). The sun signs are:
Oprah: Aquarius (fixed air)
Ellen: Aquarius (fixed air)
Rosie: Aries (cardinal fire)
The nighttime soldiers of comedy are Johnny Carson (deceased but king), David Letterman, Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien. The sun signs are:
Johnny: Libra (cardinal air)
David: Aries (cardinal fire)
Conan: Aries (cardinal fire)
Jay: Taurus (fixed earth)
The simple answer is that to be a talk-show host you should be an air or fire sign. If air, preferably Aquarius and if fire preferably Aries.
That was easy.
So now let’s talk about air and fire, specifically Aquarius and Aries. Jay Leno is clearly the anomaly so I’ll look at his chart separately to figure out how this fixed earth sign walked on the air & fire stage.
Our top two female talk-show hosts are Aquarians. Quoting from Sakoian & Acker’s “The Astrology Handbook,” Aquarius is the sign of fraternity and brotherhood that “spills out to mankind the life-force and spiritual energy.” Because of this tendency, Aquarians have an “honest enjoyment in meeting new people and exchanging ideas.”
Sounds like Oprah and Ellen for sure.
Remember that Aquarius the water bearer is an air sign, not a water sign. While Aquarius loves people, it loves them impersonally. My guess is that if you go and hug Oprah or Ellen you might find them a little nervous and uncomfortable. And they probably won’t come and help you clean the house, but they will fight for your cause and do wonderful, impersonal things for you (like buy you a car).
Onto Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and likes to be first. Since I talked about it second, and the Aries in question are males, I’m sure there is some competitive angst about this.
According to Sakoian & Acker, Arians are “full of creative energy” and have a “tremendous psychological drive to prove themselves.” Aries are competitive, impulsive, head strong and sort of full of themselves.
Funny enough, Libra, Carson’s sun sign, is in the sign opposite Aries, Libra. If Aries is about self, Libra is about other and relating to others (much like Aquarius). Our king of the nighttime talk show was more like Oprah and Ellen.
Letterman seems have taken the nighttime talk show from relating to others to focus on the self. O’Brien is also an Aries, but does have moon in Aquarius, so maybe O’Brien is more of a balance of self/others.
So how did Leno end up in this crowd? I have no idea. He’s a Taurus sun with moon in Virgo which is a very earthy chart. He doesn’t have much air or fire which suggests he’s much more introverted than his talk show companions. After the show he probably holes up somewhere. While Aries, Aquarius and Libra are wildly social and have tons of friends, Leno probably has only a few close companions.
In summary, talk shows are about TALK. Fire and air are extroverted and like to talk – Aries about itself and Aquarius and Libra about others. Air is about communication and social interaction.
Notice that there are no mutable signs amongst the hosts (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces or Virgo). Mutable signs are changeable and probably don’t like the commitment needed to be the same person every day in front of millions of viewers.
So, if you want to be a talk show host, you probably should be an Aquarius, Aries or Libra. If not, you might want to find another profession.