Has anyone noticed that ever since Uranus got into Aries (June 2010) a whole new breed/genre of guys has been sprung upon us? Regardless of their Sun Sign, these dudes are Aries in nature, brash, big-mouthed, brazenly fit, up themselves, pioneering, individualist and determined to take their message to the world. They’ve definitely displaced the older-school guru guys.
I’m thinking Tim Ferriss, Mark Sisson & Joe Rogan & Dave Asprey (the Bulletproof Executive ‘biohacker’) whose birth deets i don’t have. Their 21st Century health & wealth tips are complete Nowness, their audience avid for non-stop info and, well, hacks.
Rich Roll is one of the most interesting – he found himself at age 40, fat and alcoholic. So he turned it around and became one of the world’s fittest men. How? Total plant power diet, insane amounts of hardcore training and pure raw engaging the Awesome. He calls it finding his ultra. And given the base he began from, RR has now built up quite the following of peeps wishing to emulate his mid-life success.
Critiques of the guy include that he’s old-money wealthy (he got himself an elite trainer and could afford the time to put into his workouts) and that he was a top athlete at college (ie; he had some sort of a superior muscle memory/habit of training hard to return to.) But who cares? It’s still him putting in the work to radically transform. He wasn’t hiring anyone to give the grog on his behalf and rise at 4.30am for a 10k run followed by a spirulina smoothie before stretch-down.
Astrologically, this is like an extreme example of the Uranus opposite Pluto/Uranus opposite Uranus transits that occur at about 40 for everyone. It’s like a shrill alarm clock shrieking off in your brain every five seconds: IS THIS WHO YOU WANNA BE? WELL…IS IT??? WAKE THE FUQ UP ALREADY. There is no snooze button.
You either heed the hyper-urgent individuation call or you look around for a tribe to join that will reflect back your mediocrity as ‘normal.’ This is the classic crisis that hits a lot of relationships around this time – it’s all Uranian. One person often wants to go with it, whilst the other doesn’t. Or they’re both doing Uranus/Pluto, Uranus/Uranus but in totes different ways that they cannot reconcile.
So Rich Roll (Sun Venus in Libra) had this at aged 40 and it involved his natal Mars in Virgo so he went totally ape with it.