Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner is taking on a new project—a tell-all expose of
his life as the head of the Playboy empire. While many
tingle with nervous anticipation, Hugh quivers with visions of an enormous
That’s Huge, Hugh!
Hefner (born April 9, 1926, at 4:20 pm in Chicago, Illinois), founder
of Playboy magazine and the Playboy empire,
announced recently that he’s looking for a publisher for his memoirs.
Hefner promises to deliver gory details and scandal-producing history.
He intends to collaborate with writer Bill Zehme (co-writer with Jay
Leno and Regis
Philbin), and is asking for an advance to rival the one received
by GE head Jack Welch (seven million dollars), for his story. Apparently,
when you take the quantity of Viagra Hefner claims to have consumed,
size does matter.
the Love of Women
a Mars-driven Aries, displays a strong male-dominated attitude toward
sexuality and a mantelpiece view of women. With natal Venus and
Moon in Pisces, the two principle archetypes of the feminine, a fantasy-based
illusion of women shadows Hefner’s psyche. And Pisces is projective,
often encouraging others to wear its veil. Women follow submissively
and compliantly with Hefner’s agenda. Hef guarantees that there will
be a sense of purity (Sixth House) in their idealized magazine spreads that
no competitive publication can offer. Women make a pilgrimage to the
Hefner headquarters for their turn to uncover their fame. The women
pose glamorously, implying so much more than could be said—typical
of the Pisces mystique. Of course, Pisces rules illusion and deception,
and could also be the source of the stream of rumors that Playboy
airbrushes the centerfold negatives for an even more fantastical image
of the subject.
Saturn in Scorpio in the Third House of communication in Hugh’s natal horoscope
naturally broke rules and taboos in sexual publishing. Soon, Saturn returns
to Taurus, opposing Hefner’s natal Saturn. Conceivably, concerned
parties might seek some sort of injunction against Hefner’s book and
its possible breech of confidence, trust and privacy. Can people file
such injunctions anonymously? Next January, Saturn peeks back into Hef’s
Eighth House one more time. This movement might raise issues about the
secrecy long associated with Scorpio matters—like the privacy of one’s
sex life. Is Hef breaking the rules? Or does he have his own reasons?
Plot Behind the Pen
for creating his empire dangle from the sleeve of his satin smoking
jacket. He possesses testosterone-rich Mars (the ruler of his male-dominated
Aries Sun sign) and fun-loving, party-seeking Jupiter in freedom-craving,
sans-commitment Aquarius. Add the influence of the romance-inspired,
fevered pitch of the romantic Fifth House, and his career choice becomes
apparent. But let us recall that Aquarius planets, especially Jupiter,
can also become politically motivated.
exactly at the time of Hefner’s announcement of this publishing action,
the lunar nodes returned to the location of Hefner’s natal nodes. The
nodes are associated with people influencing one’s life at the time
of transit and the karma of current events. This alignment suggests
Hef has an underlying motivation, perhaps to establish the accountability
of one or more previous
participants at the Playboy mansion. A possible political undercurrent
scents the fragrance-ridden air.
transit stands about to happen in Hefner’s chart. Pluto, lord of uninhibited
sexuality, the underworld and unseen motivations, will soon form a
square from its track in Sagittarius to Hefner’s Moon in Pisces. Pisces can
unwittingly set itself up to be a victim, underdog or martyred saint.
Throughout 2001, this challenging transit operates in Hefner’s house of
work, the Sixth House. Surely, someone will contest
his efforts in one way or another. Possibly the challenge may come as
an emotional squeeze. Because this is a transit of secretive Pluto,
outsiders may never know what pressures are placed on Hef. But should
he pull the plug on this recently announced publishing plan, we could
surmise that Pluto laid out an irresistible plot of retaliation.
Pluto dominates the top of Hefner’s chart natally. His life was destined
to change the world, and it did. Under the auspices of a Cancer (which
rules breasts) country (the U.S.), Hefner launched a Plutonian reformation
of sexuality. Given Hef’s natal centaur Chiron frolicking in his naturally
sexy Eighth House, a critical question surfaces. Were his efforts to
change society those of a healer seeking to resolve deep shadow issues
of a latent sexuality? Or was he the healer who wounded by propagating
negative sexual images?
for sure, there’s more to be uncovered.