Will Davies hit his BBC target?
Gavyn Davies might covet the role of BBC chairman, but is this the
right time for the sensitive Sagittarian to take what he wants?
However, the fiery, charismatic, risk-taking quality of the
Sagittarian Archer doesn't come across in the downbeat persona of
this economics guru. His public image reflects his security-
conscious and sensitive Cancerian Moon - he cried openly when
Kinnock lost in 1992 - coupled with a steely Mars in Capricorn
There are worries about the charge of cronyism if he is
appointed, given his close friendship with Gordon Brown, but it
must look to Davies as if everything is in place for his next
smooth step up the ladder. He IS the right man in the right
place, but it's puzzling that his horoscope suggests this isn't
quite the right time, and he could be in for a surprise. It's a
close one to call as Davies is at the beginning of a big change,
but this autumn, the spotlight on his horoscope and the BBC's
falls on a Jupiter-Uranus connection. Astrologer Robert Hand says
" surprises and sudden opportunities .. you may throw over all
kinds of responsibilities and try to recapture your lost
youth ...a sudden broadening of the scope of your life and the
opportunity to encounter life from a new, richer and broader
This hardly sounds like the mantle of BBC chairmanship, and
although the connection arouses idealism and the urge to work for
social reform and change, the symbolism is more suggestive of
Davies having to go through a radical rethink and a change of
course. In fact, the very thing he has achieved with the license
fee could ironically count against him if a vigorously commercial
BBC with a strong public service ethos is not the real priority
at the ambivalent core of government thinking.
So don't eat your heart out, Gavyn. As his horoscope unfolds in
coming years, it's clear he has even bigger and better fish to
fry, especially from 2005 onwards. Not getting this job could be
a blessing in disguise.