Is it true that Lance Armstrong is going to confess to doping during an interview with Oprah?
Is Oprah our National Confessor? Can she bestow absolution on us all?
If so, line me up.
According to Dictionary.com, while a confessor can hear confessions and act as a spiritual counselor, the title of Confessor (as in St. Edward the Confessor) represents “one who confesses faith in Christianity in the face of persecution but does not suffer martyrdom.”
Well, Oprah is more of the colloquial confessor who is well rehearsed in performing the sacred act of absolution to authors (Franzen and James), but now has moved into the world of sports.
I wonder how long it will take for Oprah to be the confessor for politicians?
While I don’t know if the Armstrong confession story is true, the counterpart to a confessor (the one who confesses faith) is the martyr.
Will Armstrong play a religious drama by playing the martyr?
Lance and Oprah
When blogging on Armstrong I focused on his sun/moon in Virgo which is a way lot more than hypochondriac. Again, hypochondriacs get ill just like anyone else so this doesn’t diminish or deny one’s fight with illness.
I wonder if this is where the confession will begin for Armstrong – I have this, that and the other illness and/or allergy and I began taking this stuff which led to more stuff.
Neptune transiting Pisces is opposing Armstrong’s Mercury in Virgo so I expect a little of “I didn’t know what was in it,” if there is a confession. Virgo, by the way, is the sign of discrimination and is the picky eater in the family (everyone has one).
If Armstrong claims he didn’t know the details of something, it is difficult to believe astrologically. Virgo is a perfectionist.
Jupiter transiting Gemini is making a T-square with Armstrong’s natal Mercury/moon/sun/Pluto (in Virgo), Neptune/Jupiter (in Sagittarius) and Saturn (in Gemini).
Armstrong is nervous and worried, for sure, because worry is the food and vitamin of the Virgo mind. Worry and anxiety, I believe, are what leads to Virgo’s hypochondria.
Transiting Mars is conjunct Armstrong’s natal Mars in Aquarius. Oprah has sun and Mercury in Aquarius so these two should get along, although an Aquarius-on-Aquarius conversation might be difficult for the rest of us to understand. It’s like hearing two people talk in a foreign tongue. It may also seem disjointed.
Armstrong’s natal Jupiter/Neptune in Sagittarius is conjunct Oprah’s moon. She probably feels a strong attraction and sense of inspiration from Armstrong.
Will she absolve him?
I think she might.
What Oprah might consider, in her role as confessor, is that there was a time when indulgences (a remission of the temporal punishment for sin after its guilt has been forgiven) were, what shall we call it, a revenue generating practice.
We’ll see how it all plays out this Thursday (January 17).