On today’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous,” just moments ago, panelist Ann Coulter made a comment about funding of schools leading to “17 diversity specialists” – or something similar to this statement. I’m waiting for it to hit the Internet to get the exact quote if this isn’t correct.
My initial search for the quote produced several other Coulter comments against diversity.
What sign does one need to be to be anti-diversity?
Much to my surprise, Coulter’s chart has Venus, Mercury, sun, Mars and possibly moon in Sagittarius.
From her hyper-spastic panel presence and clear need for Xanax, I could believe this woman has five planets in the mutable fire sign.
The planet that rules Sagittarius, Jupiter, is in Aquarius.
Coulter does have a splash of water (Neptune in Scorpio) and a handful of earth (Uranus and Pluto in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn).
If you asked me which sign is most in love with foreign and differentness, I would say Sagittarius. The planet that rules Sagittarius is in the group-ideal sign of Aquarius in Coulter’s chart. Aquarius is zany and marches to the beat of a different drummer.
So why is a raging Sagittarius raging against diversity?
Diversity for me, not for you
I’m suspecting that Coulter loves diversity, which is defined by Dictionary.com as “Difference. Variety. A point of difference.”
Coulter’s argumentative nature, I suspect, is probably motivated by this very trait – “I want to be different.”
If everyone is promoting diversity, I’ll be diverse by being against diversity. That’s what I think Coulter is doing.
It works for the shows, but I find it irritating – especially because Sagittarius’ love of diversity is one of my favorite things about Sagittarius.
Sagittarius seeks different and foreign the way cats seek a sun beam. Sagittarius is the xenophile who travels to a foreign country and comes back wearing the native dress to both awaken and piss off the people of its own culture.
Sagittarius like its opposite Gemini seeks experience. Sagittarius, I often find, will seek an experience that makes it foreign wherever it is. If my last vacation took me to the country where people have one leg, I might spend a month with one leg in a cast when I return home to see what it’s like.
Seeing what it’s like is not in the way of Cancer which wants to feel the experience. Sagittarius wants to champion and fight for the experience. Cancer would help people with one leg cross the street; Sagittarius would start a petition for appropriate facilities in the university for those with one leg.
Aquarius is like Sagittarius in this way in that it has devised the Perfect Society and Perfect Rules for dealing with a society that contains both one-legged and two-legged people (with room for any other variation).
Could Coulter have moon in Capricorn?
Coulter might have moon in Capricorn, which is less promotional of diversity simply because Capricorn honors the status quo, tradition and things that were done in the 17th century (or earlier).
Capricorn is an emotionally reserved sign which is not emotionally in tune with others. Coulter could be against diversity simply because she can’t emotionally understand an existence beyond her own experience.
With moon in Capricorn, Coulter would still have four planets in Sagittarius and would dream of vacations in exotic ports.
In Coulter’s chart, there are no oppositions. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
As I mature in life, I see the need for external opposition – it reins us in. Without external controls, many of us would be eating Captain Crunch for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Luckily when we were young, we had this external control (called parents) who stopped us from doing this.
Sagittarius energy, which Coulter has in abundance, is not one for self-control and seeing any need for control. The closest to external feedback that Coulter receives is the Uranus/Pluto conjunction in Virgo which squares some of Coulter’s planets in Sagittarius.
The only control that Virgo provides to Sagittarius is to add critical detail and nervousness to a rambunctious and uncontrolled nature.
I suspect that Coulter could care less about diversity as an issue but is simply trying to play devil’s advocate to stir the pot.
Stirring the pot is good, in our diverse culture.
An individual with four or five planets in Sagittarius is not conservative in the non-political sense of the word. My college roommate always said that with Sagittarius in the chart, there is a bad habit somewhere . . .
Coulter’s current TV political-pundit twin is Chris Matthews, a Sagittarian sun and probably Gemini moon. He is equally combative in his style with the added benefit of a high pitched voice.
I wonder if it’s cruel and unusual punishment to put Coulter and Matthews in a room and let them argue with each other?
Like two fighting cocks, these two would argue despite themselves. They would have no real reason to fight but would probably peck each other into a bloody mess.
Or maybe Coulter and Matthews could take a trip to a foreign land and let that fighting energy soak in the stimulation of a diverse and unusual new world.