June 29, 2013

Paula Deen's Goose is Cooked

We don't know Paula Deen's birth time, so we have no true ascendant or house cusps for her. In cases where there is no birth time available, I generally use a sunrise chart. However, many astrologers use charts cast for noon, and because a noon chart puts Deen's sun (her inner self and self-identity) in the 10th house of public attention, I decided to use it as well - with a slight adjustment.

I have added a little more time to the solar chart because it places the sun directly on the hot spot of the midheaven (career, reputation, and status in life). Whether Deen was born before noon, or after, is an issue because that is around the time the moon changed signs from Sagittarius to Capricorn. 

The inside wheel is, of course, Deen's solar chart. The outside wheel shows the transits on the day the scandal about her alleged racism broke. There's a lot to see here, but the most important is transiting Saturn squaring her natal Saturn, ruler of her sun and midheaven, and possibly even her moon. With this solar chart, Saturn also rules her 9th house of legal matters, and the moon rules the 3rd house of communications and depositions, as well as the 4th house of home, family, and endings. This chart also places the moon's nodes across her ascendant / descendant axis. Notice the transiting Venus trining the natal Jupiter, blowing everything out of proportion. 

It is interesting to note that Deen's natal Saturn took a direct hit from the lunar eclipse on April 25. 

IF, and that is a qualified IF, the noon chart is anywhere near her correct birth time, she will recover, but not for a long while. 


  1. Try a birth time of 4:45 p.m. for Paula Deen.

  2. Mel Mitchell? THE Mel Mitchell, or are you just borrowing his name?

    Thanks for your interest in this post. Would you mind either emailing or private messaging me on Facebook or Twitter with evidence to support this birth time? I have no interest in outing your true identity, only in seeing the birth record. Thanks.

    Lesia Valentine
    astrologymemphis @ gmail.com


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