Confessions Of A Piscean Newsreader

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Piscean Newsreader

So how did you get into journalism? is a question I am often asked… my now encoded reply.. “I was a curious kid and liked reading”. I reasoned it was a good combo for storytelling and an inquisitive mind boost the investigation skills.

An Arts-Psychology degree later and several hapless stints in community radio and newspapers saw me finally burrow my way into my chosen career. I was fixated on the path least likely to expose my sensitive nature and persona in the real world. I had a plan… I would work in newspapers! That way my shy side would remain suppressed to the masses, but my outward empathy would come in handy. I wore the Piscean sensitivity like a badge of hono-r. My Scorpio moon would help me reveal the truth and my Capricorn rising would come in handy later when I was dealing with those unscrupulous types.

I began my cadetship not in a newspaper but on radio…. not exactly what I planned but hey it was only a voice that people would hear. It wouldn’t involve voice and face. I could still hide. A radio gig meant no-one actually ever saw you much… and as long as you made sure that microphone logo showcasing your network was strategically covering the interviewees face in the Nightly News TV in full frame then your day’s work was done.

It was a low-grade, low paying job with horrific hours and no sensibility when it came to reporting on tragedy so when the call came to take up a TV job for a higher grading I negotiated a producer role too so I could continue to remain fairly anonymous. That was until the day the head newsreader got wedged in flood plains and plan B, C and D failed. Gulp. Yickety Yikes. This Piscean was in the spotlight and so I got my Capricorn on and fooled everyone, including the CEO who immediately appointed me the weekend newsreader.

The great irony was that in my regular reporting role I could hardly look straight at camera… I was painfully shy… but in a studio I was mostly Teflon… and to my greatest horror the role stuck. I was an accidental newsreader.

Once this sunk in, I followed the moons and planetary alignments with great religious fervour and along the way I found another Mystic lover who had dyslexia when it came to saying Medusa. This amused me for years. By this stage I had reached the larger networks and our colleagues, all household names, would delight in long-winded explanations of Mercury retrogrades, Mars and Saturn placements.

While the big name stars were doing coke and porn, I was learning how to “tap” my insecurities away and get my game on with the new moon.. and stay away from the crowds in the dark moon. I began to notice certain synergies with eclipses and breaking stories and I was never surprised by these so-called random natural disasters and catastrophic events.

Last year a make up artist said to me hey.. so can you tell me a but about this astrology stuff? You just seem to have a lot of luck and great timing, even when shite goes down. You seem to know how to exit a delicate situation with aplomb and reinvent yourself in a commercial break.

I’ve since discovered that newsrooms all over Australia are teeming with Pisceans.. creative and sensitive on the one hand and the perfect candidates for the typically addictive behaviours you find in the news world. Alcoholics galore unite.

Gawd. Even Roopie Murchoch is a Fish.

Meantime my perceived ‘vice’ of astrology helps me navigate the news world with mysterious cunning and precision moves.

Image: deliberately anonymous back view.

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Methinky
Methinky

The glorious Ms Crabb is in this zone too, I adore her!

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

Me too! She is brilliant! 🙂

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Yep agree, she is fab! What a wardrobe! Stylish, smart and funny with a soul!

Di
Di

My first job was in a country TV station – each week we’d celebrate our colleagues birthday by going to Friday lunch – nearly 50% of the staff were Pisces – so Feb and March were full on. I guess we fishy types just swim toward the light – not to necessarily be in it but to be near it.

Melc
Melc

Love this story!

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

Rupert Murdock is a Pisces?! Now THAT makes sense – no boundaries!

Ms. Piscean Newsreader’s tail (lulz) is an interesting one…her stated observation about Pisceans in the media also makes sense given the amount of spin doctoring and general lack of clarity/transparency we see at play re: broadcast journalism as a whole. I think it’s going to be very interesting when the Saturn/Neptune square tightens & really gets into full swing. I expect to see more incidents like the one involving NBC’s Brian Williams – Saturn does not fuq around!

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

*Murdoch

Dammit!

Lucy
Lucy

This is awesome ! One of the best posts i’ve read !!
What a sensitive warrior !!!

Suzi
Suzi

Ooh is this the Piscean Anne Sanders?

Babushka
Babushka

I reckon Natalie Barr.

Suzi
Suzi

Hehehe… Yes, I think you are correct 🙂

aquasunbird
aquasunbird

Its almost funny, but more morbidly true – knew a Piscean who trained to become a champion at Karate’s top level, then a detective for a government agency investigating corporate crime…Drove me to school in a red alfa rameo sports car, it was the 80s…Before the crash. Then came the 90s…Many years later “switched sides” to be a very successful stockbroker, investing in bayside real estate. Strategy surreptitiousness, artful ambiguity with some dubious captivating games of duplicity. Perhaps if the initial incarnation is not incredibly authentic then at least for the next the inverse of the situation can be applied?… Read more »

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Huzzah! 🙂

aquasunbird
aquasunbird

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aquasunbird
aquasunbird

Abra-cadabra!
Any pisces anywhere?

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Oh yeah: rising conjuncy Jupiter 🙂 Sun-Neptune is on my asc now.

Zero degree
Zero degree

You need a lot of empathy in broadcast news but the MSM is now part of the problem as it walks the tightrope of pleasing the pay master vs telling the truth. It’s a very interesting time for journalism, I fear the worst but the truth seekers and the internet may save the day. I’m a former broadcast news editor and producer with a stellium in Aries, Saturn and Chiron in Pisces, 12th house gem moon/North node and Cancer asc. In my work I noticed moods, moons and behaviours around planetary influences and saw a lot of repetition in behaviours… Read more »

LibGem
LibGem

Another fabulous tale of inspiration!

I have Saturn in Pisces challenging me to my core! Along with Aries MC and Mars in Leo!

I can feel next leveling challenge baring down! I normally love a challenge, urrrrgh!

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Loved this and now very curious…..

I watched my share of oz news and my favourite tv journalist is Leigh Sales hands down, she has the empathy in spades and will rid screds into anyone, but seems to take a shine to Paul K – will just go check wiki now see if she is a fish lady

Babushka
Babushka

I thought she was an Earth sign and your ref to PK strengthened that feeling. So l checked; she is a Toro!

I like Ch 7.

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Yes El Toro, she does get very stubborn when they don’t answer her question!

Good on the relentless empathetic journalists!

heartgrove
heartgrove

I love this! Such a great post! Thanks Mystic and Piscean Newsreader. More confessions posts please! I find these so intriguing. Insights into other worlds and learning so much neat astro info!
Love! Love! Love!

Charles
Charles

I understand that this is a Pisces trait, they all want to be in show business, or else they are fascinated by it in some way. I remember teasing my friend Miss Pisces, I said, “I bet you subscribe to People and Us Magazine.” She laughed and said, “No, I just read them when I visit my Grandma’s house.” LOL.

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

That was fascinating! I’m a super sensitive Pisces Rising & it’s brilliant the way you’ve tapped into your astro, a great case study for us Fish peeps 🙂

Ooo! Mike Baird in the pic & with NSW state elections coming up soon – 5 weeks? also around ZZ, (seems NSW govt is already been zapped with ICAC etc) I guess it will be interesting to see how that goes!

pi
pi

yes it took me a moment to realise that was him, hang on what nsw politics on MM? *sound of worlds colliding*

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

Hehehehe!

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot
Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

accidental newsreader–brilliant!

Yay for astro! Yay for the fish-folk.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Two things:

Omg Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show 🙁 x10. His Jupiter in Pisces is conjunct my Jupiter in Pisces (AC); his Sun & Moon are Sagg, my MC & north node-Neptune are Sagg. We both have Venus in Scorpio. Both have psych degrees & have been cast in small airheaded stoner bit parts. Ah, Jon: don’t be gone from TV for long!

Recently read a report on the top least-return on your student loan investment college degrees: #1 was Journalist, #2 was (mental health) Counselor lol! (Social Work ranked #9.) In the US, that is.

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

I share your sadness about JS, Anhk – I first heard the news several months ago via an interview he did in a magazine. He’s definitely a Force for Good in this world. I wouldn’t worry too much about him going away – he’s definitely onto bigger and better things with Saturn about to transit his Saggo Sun/Merc/Moon. He’s about to up his game and go all “next-level” on us, is all. 😉 This is a huge time in his life with Saturn hitting that mutable t-square of his – my only hope is that he’s wise enough not to… Read more »

UltraSag
UltraSag

Someone should gift him a Mystic sub!

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Omg that’s an awesome idea!

Sphinx
Sphinx

I love it! The mystery, the clandestine use of astrology for the getting of the game on, the unexpected conformity to type of people in the work environment. Great story!!

Pegasus
Pegasus

And as the saying goes ‘a great face for radio’ 🙂

Aquaman was journalist then tv reporter then radio. He was superb in all 3.
Aries moon in there, very action orientated along with all that care about humanity.
Pisces who’da thought? The again haven’t they got all of the houses accumulating in the 12th house?

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