I’m glad Stephen Colbert created a show to manifest one of his many personalities. Colbert is a Taurus sun with Gemini moon. It’s the Gemini that has the multifaceted personality. Taurus, not so much.
The Gemini moon is actually the lone wolf in Colbert’s chart. Gemini is an air sign. All of his other planets are in earth and water. Hmm, interesting. The Colbert that leaves the show and goes to hibernate at home is probably very unlike the one we see on TV.
So let’s pretend the Gemini moon wasn’t there. Sun, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury in Taurus is an earthy, practical person. This describes a methodical person who persistently and patiently meets life challenges. And if life doesn’t present challenges, Taurus does not go looking.
Taurus is also very stubborn and prefers life to be simple. If things get complicated, Taurus puts up the stubborn resistance to that complexity. I believe that is what makes people see things in “black and white.” It’s clearer. All categorization, like astrology, is a way to make the chaotic world manageable.
Pluto and Uranus in Virgo represent the “Green” generation who is trying to live on the planet in a cleaner, healthier manner. Virgo trines Taurus meaning the collective movements is in line with Colbert’s Taurus nature. He doesn’t waste. Taurus is a builder and preserver.
Venus in Cancer says that Colbert values time with family. People are only brought into the home if they feel like family in some way. Cancer is selective about friendship. Any friend that hurt one’s feelings is not a friend for long.
Saturn in Pisces is a melancholy placement that makes people yearn for spiritual connection. Pisces is a sensitive sign prone to self-pity. Like its opposite sign Virgo, Pisces is a worrier. Virgo worries about details (will the napkins arrive on time for the event?), health (I ate a fig and feel funny. Should I go to the emergency room?) and work (I’ll never get this done on time). Pisces, on the other hand, worries in an emotional way that can be called “irrational fears” (I hope this building doesn’t get bombed while I’m in it).
Up to now, the signs in Colbert’s chart work together to create an introverted, honest, down-to-earth, hard-working personality.
Now for the Gemini. Gemini is air. It is extroverted, social, curious, inquisitive, fun-loving and light. Gemini is the person you talk to for hours at the party, the one who tells funny stories and anecdotes. And when you turn to say hello to the person next to you, Gemini is gone, off to a new person.
Gemini is the sign of the twins and is often seen to have two or more personalities. The Gemini who yesterday sympathized with your pain today tells you to “suck it up.”
I don’t think Colbert has multiple personalities because of the Gemini moon. I think he has multiple personalities because the Gemini moon is so different from the rest of his chart. If his chart were full of air and fire signs, it would make sense that he’d be someone that sometimes disappears. But because he’s normally so steady and solid, the changeableness of Gemini probably is surprising.
Colbert’s TV personality reflects the Gemini quick-wittedness and fast speech. Colbert seems to have found a creative way to express his moon that, hopefully, keeps the rest of his life in balance. If he didn’t have this outlet, I could see him being someone who did the “9-to-5” routine but fantasized about a more wild, unusual existence.
Because he has all those planets in Taurus, if Colbert did make a crazy leap into uncharted waters, he would probably regret it later.
Colbert has found an interesting and clever way to be a Gemini. I’m guessing at home that he’s a Taurus.