Dawn Airey at Forty
Happy Birthday Dawn. Like the goat, this executive's
Capricorn ambition means her influence peaks in 2009.
Scorpio - symbol of sex, power and secrets - seems to be
flavour of the month in the television world. Rival Lorraine
Heggessey at BBC1 is four years older but has a birthday one day
later (November 16 1956), locking the two women into deadly
rivalry in the ratings war. Think Lady Macbeth and the Queen of
So what advice might the old astrologers give to Airey?
Writing about the Scorpio temperament in 1910 astrologer Alan Leo
"you are a firm and powerful character, arising from the silent
force within. You possess magnetic power, critical perception and
ability to judge keenly, but when not fully under control, your
character will be rather exacting, jealous and proud".
Airey's fun-loving, frank and cheeky style expresses her
provocative Uranus in fiery Leo, and a striking feature in her
horoscope is a square aspect of this rebellious planet to her
Sun. Uranus rock boats but this could be dangerous for someone
with public responsibility. Alan Leo declares:
"It is bad for public position, popularity, the good will of the
world generally; and causes broken ties of all sorts in business,
marriage and friendship", and Charles Carter thunders in 1930,
"individualistic to the point of anarchy... (the person) will,
by some foolish act, destroy the fruits of his own work... he
will perhaps suddenly and without reason go off at a tangent and
either abandon or gravely injure the construction he has raised".
All of which sounds worrying for steady Taurean Richard Eyre,
director of strategy and content at RTL, especially since he has
a Uranus contact with Airey. However, she does have a dose of
practical and conventional Capricorn which lets her move into the
mainstream when she chooses. Like the goat, this Capricorn
ambition could pitch her upward until the influence peaks with
the highest possible profile in 2009.
But will she shock everyone and blow out with Uranus before
then? A critical period is her astrological mid-life crisis on
the Uranus half-cycle, lasting from spring until Christmas 2002.
For now, she is running on her lucky Venus-Jupiter conjunction.
Carter observes that this
"tends to popularity, but appeals to the less thoughtful and
serious elements of the population". Sounds-like Channel 5?