Wednesday, August 29, 2007

DiCaprio and "The 11th Hour"

We are unlikely to see Leonardo DiCaprio's new film "The 11th Hour", which deals with potential environmental traumas the Earth faces. Dallas is the nearest city showing this film - that's a long drive from here. In any case it would be like preaching to the choir. That's the problem - the people who rush to see this film, and "An Inconvenient Truth" are the people who really don't need to. Those who need to see them don't bother. We've passed along DVD versions of "An Inconvenient Truth" to family and friends as our tiny contribution towards spreading the word.

Leonardo DiCaprio deserves praise for his efforts. Reviews I've seen so far are reasonably positive, and the film has come along just as "An Inconvenient Truth" was beginning to seem stale. Publicity and discussion about the new film will keep these issues to the forefront of our minds. Political debates have merely skimmed over this topic lightly, if it's been mentioned at all.

Leonardo has natal Sun, Venus and Mars in Scorpio 2nd house, with Mercury, Moon, Uranus and Pluto in Libra, 1st house, ascendant in Libra. His natal Saturn is in Cancer trining Sun and Venus. Astrologer Jeff Jawer's assessment of his chart can be read HERE.

I like the combination of Scorpio and Libra in a personality, especially for politics and public service. There's charm, balance, depth, intensity and determination there. Dennis Kucinich has this this combination. Hillary Clinton has the Scorpio, but only Neptune in Libra. I reckon she lacks the necessary charm and balance - though with the amount of celebrity backing she's getting, no doubt she'll continue to do well in the race to the presidency.....just because she's a woman. Sigh. Even the ultra liberal Huffington Post is getting more like "The Hillary Clinton Show" as weeks go by. I'd have thought that they, more than anyone on the internet, would have given the Democratic candidates equal space. But no, they are just as bad as the rest of the media.

The USA desperately needs a new president who will give environmental matters priority. I don't see such a person yet, in the absence of Al Gore. It's possible he/she might be holding back. Hard-line policies to combat threats to the environment have the potential to make their proponent seriously unpopular. Who knows, perhaps Madam Clinton has a plan - Al Gore as VP (again). That would improve matters a lot!

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