Another day, another fin d’ere indicator. The final series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ will air in 2021. It was, of course, totally Pluto in Capricorn-esque: Vast wealth spawned via leveraging a leaked (?) sex tape and proximity to one of the most notorious crimes of the last century.
It first aired on October 14, 2007, with the Libra Sun trine Neptune in Aquarius. Jupiter in Sagittarius was square Uranus in Pisces – a gregarious cultural game-changer, whether you liked it or hated it. As Tim Dillon said recently, the Kardashians created the ‘blueprint for modern television fame.’ They were the prototypal influencers.
Venus was conjunct Saturn in Virgo. Of course, there is no such thing as a spontaneous moment in reality television. It’s meticulously managed and curated, more surreality than social realism. But in their own weird way, the women who Courtney Love referred to as a “Venusian fertility cult in the valley” took on all sorts of issue issues: the Armenian Genocide, drug abuse, pap smears for early detection, transphobia, and loads more.
Kris Jenner, the so-called momager, is a Scorpio With Virgo Rising and a Cancerian Moon. But really, she is all about her 2nd house – the money sector. That’s not a put-down. A former flight attendant, she was 51 when the Kardashians show launched, old enough to have seen some of her peers crash and burn economically. She has Mercury conjunct Neptune in Libra – possibly the ultimate astro-qualification for success in surreality television production – and yes, transit Neptune was trining that when the show launched.
And then, also in the 2nd house, her Saturn, Sun, and Lilith are in Scorpio. Even her enemies acknowledge her rigorous work ethic. I barely watched the show because I hardly watch any television but the 2013 Illuminati Christmas card troll was pure genius.
So the show launched with Pluto mere months away from its launch into Capricorn and the gaudy tabloid geisha drama has been there the whole way through. They’ve called it: the post-GFC boom and bubble phase is done.
Image: David LaChapelle