If the Pieman hadn’t attempted to lob a shaving foam soufle in Rupe’s face, and if his wife Wendi hadn’t come to his rescue so quickly, yesterday’s confrontation with the Culture Select Committee would have been stale news. Like old cheese combined with bad fish and corporate BO. The outcome was very much a non-event as Rupert, his son James and Rebekah Brooks all denied knowing anything about anything that mattered. Yet something was festering even if no one could put their finger on exactly where it originated, or who was responsible for it.
However, due to the genius of ’failed comic’ Johnnie Marbles as the papers described him, things brightened up considerably. This episode was the highlight, mainly because Wendi, who prefers to stay in the background, displayed the skills of a true Ninja fighter – having no thought for her own safety and diving in single-handed to save the day.
A quick look at her Solar Chart reveals that Wendi is a Sagittarian, with Mercury conjunct her Sun. She is a born adventurer, traveler and scholar who loves to see the world and hates being tied down. She is also very sporting and athletic. So why is she with Rupert? She loves power and has her natal Venus in Capricorn trine Pluto in Virgo. Venus in Capricorn instinctively know who they should be friends with and how to get on in life by getting close to the right people. You could almost say she is addicted to powerful people – and the prestige of being the wife of the world’s biggest media person – until now!
She also has a penchant for upsetting the apple cart even though she tries hard to please. Having Uranus conjunct Jupiter in Libra suggests that she can inadvertently cause a stir without realizing what she has done. Mars in Libra makes it hard for her to make decisions – she needs endless feedback before she will say or do anything. However, Saturn in Aries makes her very determined and keen to succeed in a world where many women might feel out of place. She is both indecisive and very much on the ball. She also has a natural genius when it comes to relationships – she knows things without knowing how she knows them and this helps her to be successful.
Her Venus in Capricorn conjuncts Rupert’s Saturn, so she has found someone who fits her criteria. Having Venus in Capricorn also suggests that she is not adverse to a relationship with someone older than herself. There is a glue between them which sticks them together.
Rupert has his Moon in Sagittarius, so he can laugh at himself. Humour may be his best defense against the trials and tribulations of life, but he may find it hard to keep smiling over the coming weeks and months.
So what about Pieman or Jonathan May-Bowles – his real name. There is no birth data for him – but being an activist he must have some strong Uranian tendencies.
Many people have voiced their displeasure that he stole the show just when the Murdochs were getting the grilling they have long deserved. Aside from getting himself some excellent publicity and a sore head due to a right hook from Wendi, the event turned from being a public exercise in humiliation to a circus performance. There must have been a pony in there somewhere and there were certainly more than a few clowns. It should have been a turning point but somehow it was pants.