Capital Radio's Richard Park has a typical Piscean's love of wine,
women and all forms of excuses. But this is the only common
ground he shares with his potential business partner Richard Desmond
He was born on a New Moon in the boundless sign of Pisces (March
10 1948), giving him the ability to totally immerse himself in
the task at hand. Pisceans often martyr themselves to a cause,
and with a touch of the redeemer about them, they are always ready
to right wrongs, wherever they find them. Never, of course, in
themselves but always in others.
Men born under the sign of the Fishes are known for their love of
wine and women, bigger and better, bragging and boasting, and
there is little in Park's horoscope to suggest he will limit his
excesses, but alongside Piscean tall stories, we find the
visionary and sensitive aspect of the sign, which is able to soak up
the popular mood. His innovative, eccentric and
edgy Aquarian planets give him a unique ability to combine
imagination and fantasy with sharp, rational thinking. It's an
ideal mix for creativity in media and entertainment.
Watery Pisceans are often mistaken as soft and easy-going, but
strange formations lurk in their oceanic depths, so even friends
never really know what's going on. Park's shark-infested coral
reef is a triplet of tough, tyrannical planets in the proud and
domineering sign of Leo. Heavy-metal Mars and Saturn join with
obsessive Pluto in a driven, volcanic mix that scorches and
purges. When Park's do-anything-for-you Pisces side is out to
lunch, his tyrannical Leo could kick in and scare the hell out of
people. Ultimately, this is powered by a fear of failure and it
brings him "periods of impotence and weakness alternating with
periods of brutal or ruthless progress and advancement in life."
(Ebertin, Combination of Stellar Influences).
With declining revenues, life at Capital Radio had been getting
tough, and unpredictable and independent Uranus started to take
the lid off things for Park as it triggered his Leo planets for
opposition throughout 2000. He must have had one
falling out after another. In mythology, Uranus is the god
castrated by his son Cronus, so Park may have felt his
initiatives were being lopped off, metaphorically speaking.
Uranus was dominant in his horoscope when he stepped down from
Capital's board this March and it will give him no peace until
the end of January 2002.
With everything now up in the air, Park should give himself
breathing space before he makes another total commitment.
Shacking up with Desmond doesn't fit the bill. The
astrological contacts between the two Richards are stormy ones,
centred on a volatile and unholy Pluto-Mars mix which is
particularly prominent this autumn and next spring. From Park's
point of view, they are just not fortunate. He is right to get
out of Capital, but it could be out of the frying pan and into
the pyre. Piscean Park needs something to dedicate himself to. He
should put his good where it does the most, and remember
some lost causes are truly irredeemable.