Gordon Gee’s Other Side

Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State University, recently offended a bunch of folks through what he claims were attempts at humor. Columnist Dan Wetzel writes of Gee:

“The man craves attention and through the years has proven he’ll pretty much say or insult anything and anyone (including himself) if he thinks it might get an extra chuckle, especially if that might one day lead to an extra donation or positive word in the media.”

Wetzel writes later in his column that “Gee isn’t likely a bigot. He’s just a self-centered opportunist desperate for glowing smiles and open wallets.”

And that’s not all. Wetzel adds:

“E. Gordon Gee is the NCAA: tone deaf, clumsy, situationally [sic] arrogant and obsessed with bringing in more and more money (and making sure Delany, or anyone else, doesn’t then get their paws on it).”

Gee, Wetzel writes, is a powerhouse:

“Over the decades Gee has sat in on nearly all of the most powerful boards and executive committees, both in the national office in Indianapolis and through the Big Ten and SEC. He’s shaped college sports, pushed its direction, been a part of creating, or not changing, its rules, culture and purpose. This is a guy who went seeking power and influence and then wielded it broadly.”

What’s the astrology behind this?

Craving Attention

Craving attention is an energy that spawns in fire signs, most specifically Leo. Is Gee a Leo?

Gee is Leo’s opposite sign, Aquarius. Planted across from his Aquarian sun is Pluto in Leo and also, by wide aspect, Jupiter in Leo.

Gee’s seeking of attention might be awkward because it’s cast upon him by the environment. Aquarius also likes group energy but is aloof and, to conservative humanity, just plain weird.

Pluto and Jupiter opposite sun indicate a strong father who enforced his authority through extreme measures. Aquarius, don’t forget, is the freedom-loving rebel so pushing an Aquarius to the ground under the sole of your shoe creates increased rebellion. If the Aquarius doesn’t have the strength to rebel, then he/she will simply have intense nervous disorders.

Self-centered opportunist

This is a tricky one. Opportunism suggests lack of ethics. Self-centeredness can occur in many signs but seems to be a more salient trait of both Aries and Capricorn. Capricorn is the “end justifies the means” kind of sign.

Gee has both Venus and Mercury in Capricorn. Venus in Capricorn is a placement of selective friendships, pleasures and associations. This might be considered The Country Club placement of Venus.

It’s a good placement for running an exclusive club, a university. What’s interesting is that Pluto is transiting Capricorn and has just crossed Venus and now is making its way to Mercury.

Pluto in between your Venus and Mercury is a big, radioactive, chip on the shoulder while attending the party. It’s the angry spouse who is feeling resentment that spurts out in snide side comments.

Wetzel doesn’t think Gee will be removed over his comments:

“Unless there is a groundswell of anger that threatens E. Gordon Gee’s ability to raise money for Ohio State, he won’t be replaced. That’s the way the world works.”

Pluto in Capricorn will change Gee’s social environment. Wetzel may be wrong. Gee may be looking for a new country club.

What Wetzel may not be factoring is that Gee may have the goods on some people. When Pluto makes a closer transit to Gee’s Mercury after some retrograding (backward motion), we may see some communications from Gee like a memoir or a true attack on enemies.

Obsessed with bringing in more and more money

Gee’s moon is either in Taurus or Gemini. Taurus likes accumulating stuff, including money. But money is energy and money from others is taking other’s energy. That resides in Taurus’ opposite sign of Scorpio, which is ruled by Pluto.

Seeking power and influence

Power and influence are in the realm of both Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) and Saturn (ruler of Capricorn). As already noted, Gee has a strong Pluto influence and Capricorn influence.

The other side

Looking at Gee’s chart for the first time, I wondered if his gaffe’s were Pluto transiting Mercury indicating transformed communications or simply Jupiter transiting Gemini bumping against Gee’s moon (possibly in Gemini), Uranus, Mars and Saturn.

Gemini likes to talk. And talk. And talk.

Gemini doesn’t always remember what it said.

Gemini has two sides, you know.

Gee’s spectacles and bow-tie are Capricorn tradition mixed with Aquarius rebellion since the outfit is from a different time. That’s one side – the side we commonly view.

Where is the Gemini in Wetzel’s description?

Gemini, Wetzel might not understand, does like to have fun – plain old skirt-chasing, beer-drinking, gossip-seeking fun. Wetzel is missing half of Gee’s personality.

Gee’s gaffes might simply be as stupid as they appear.

Power is power, dumb jokes are dumb jokes.

Gee has a power-loving, country club side to his personality and an aloof, Aquarius/Gemini side that is actually a million miles away mentally. Gee isn’t always in the room with you. His mouth and mind may become detached.

Both Gemini and Aquarius have a place deep inside where they retreat from the emotional world. It’s not a secretive place, per se, just remote enough that you’ll never find your way there.

When Gemini and Aquarius travel back from the mental-million-mile journey, they sometimes have trouble remembering the native language.

Future transits

As Mars transits Gemini this month, Gee’s mouth may continue of its own will. Gee will probably continue to be in the news as Gemini rules news.

As Pluto transits Capricorn and nears Gee’s Mercury, Gee’s last money-making venture may be monetizing all the Gemini information he has collected in his 69 years.

With all that journalist Gemini energy in his horoscope, Gee may even take Dan Wetzel’s job.


About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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