Sheldon Adelson: Control is in the Eye of the Beholder

What sign is Sheldon Adelson, a donor to Republican presidential candidates who’s willing to contribute up to $100 million?

Adelson is sun in Leo and moon in Capricorn or Aquarius.

Adelson is quoted in Forbes saying this:

“What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy we’ve been experiencing for almost four years. That scares me because the redistribution of wealth is the path to more socialism, and to more of the government controlling people’s lives. What scares me is the lack of accountability that people would prefer to experience, just let the government take care of everything and I’ll go fish or I won’t work, etc. U.S. domestic politics is very important to me because I see that the things that made this country great are now being relegated into duplicating that which is making other countries less great. … I’m afraid of the trend where more and more people have the tendency to want to be given instead of wanting to give. People are less willing to share. There are fewer philanthropists being grown and there are greater expectations of the government. I believe that people will come to their senses and not extend the current Administration’s quest to socialize this country. It won’t be a socialist democracy because it won’t be a democracy.”

Adelson fears “more of the government controlling people’s lives.”


Adelson, like many, fears extensive government control. With an estimated net worth of $24.9 billion, he doesn’t need to worry. He can buy his own island somewhere.

Many fear extensive government control, on both sides of the political fence. Different people fear different types of government control.

What some also fear is one individual buying an election.

One way not to be controlled is to do the controlling.

Leo is a strong, proud sign that is generous and loving. It’s a sign that loves to be center of attention. Adelson’s moon might be in Capricorn or Aquarius but I’m going to vote for Capricorn.

So that government doesn’t have too much control, Adelson is willing to personally fund a candidate who will, then, be in his control.

Oh, so Capricorn.

The Self-Made Man

The self-made man image has the flavor of Capricorn. Capricorn works very hard for the things it has, whether a poor or rich Capricorn. Because Capricorn works hard and often has to shift for itself, it can be resentful of others who are perceived not to be working as hard.

Those that scrimp and save for their children or for some long-term goal are invoking the God Saturn which bears responsibility. Saturn rules Capricorn.

Because Capricorn “works hard for the money” (Donna Summer was a Capricorn – who would sing about work in a disco song but a Capricorn?), it usually holds the money close.

Adelson’s Leo sun, however, is generous. Adelson is probably the type that brings out the fancy wine for his guests but drinks two-buck Chuck at his own dinner table.

Adelson is the type that knows when to pay the check and when not to. While Adelson would hand Romney a check for $100 million, he may not lend Romney $10 to tip the valet.

Love of Beauty

For a Leo, Adelson is probably extremely picky. He has Neptune, Venus and Jupiter in Virgo. He notices if the napkins aren’t folded correctly. This is one who sees the beauty in the smallest detail.

Adelson could make nice origami – it takes detail and has a mathematical type of beauty.

Virgo is the sign of work. Capricorn, in contrast, is about career and reputation.

Virgo is also interested in food and health, so there is some fear of germs here but also the ability to craft beautiful meals.

If you are cleaning Adelson’s hotel room, you’d better get it right. He wants the firm pillow, not the soft one. Clean towels are a must. And remove that sticky piece of soap from the sink.

Mars in Libra adds to a love of beauty and art. A way to make Adelson uncomfortable is to put him in a messy room with ugly paintings on the wall.

Love of beauty extends to art, literature, dance, music or any other form of creativity.

Saturn in Aquarius

Adelson’s Saturn in Aquarius is opposite his Leo sun. Adelson most likely had a strong father who instilled in his son a sense of duty, honor and responsibility.

If Adelson’s moon is in Aquarius, it probably isn’t conjunct Saturn, but lends more energy to the idea of Capricorn influence on the moon.

Saturn opposing the sun is an external control. In the Leo-Aquarius axis, it’s an external group that says one shouldn’t take center stage all the time, as Leos love to do. Saturn in Aquarius says “the group won’t like you if . . .”

Is it fear of group control that makes Adelson so fearful of government control that he would spend $100 million to host his own president?

Neptune in Pisces

As Neptune currently transits Pisces, it will be opposing Adelson’s natal Neptune in Virgo. This is a generational aspect so in your 80s, you’ll have a Neptune opposition (and a Uranus return).

For Adelson’s generation, Neptune in Pisces will feel like chaos. Neptune in Pisces is in its own sign whereas Neptune in Virgo is in its opposite sign.

Adelson’s generation paid attention to detail and kept their register receipts. The Neptune in Pisces brings undifferentiated spirituality and emotional giving of the sort that doesn’t keep a balance register. Pisces is about sacrifice.

Control is in the eye of the beholder

Like beauty, control is in the eye of the beholder.

One person’s economic stimulus is another’s socialistic control. One person’s deeply held religious beliefs are another person’s psychological prison.


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2 Responses to Sheldon Adelson: Control is in the Eye of the Beholder

  1. Chomp says:

    Socialist-style economy?? Told by a billionaire?? The neoliberist dictatorship, whoch is destroying the whole world, has completely lost any contact with the reality of people on the Earth, normal Earth not private jets or hotel suites in Hilton!!
    A bit of control exercized on this mad world-dissolving machine called Big Finance is called socialism!! Socialism is a **far** different thing…

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