An Astrology Lesson From Joe Rogan

Whatever your views on the podcaster Joe Rogan, the following anecdote is a magnificent example of astrology in action – mostly Uranus.

A la the tweet below, Rogan enjoyed a unique career epiphany and success coup on March 10 1996. As a relatively obscure stand-up comic, he’d recently scored a role on the sitcom News Radio – Uranus was at Zero Aquarius, three degrees away from his Midheaven.

On March 10 1996, however, Uranus had arrived. It was smack-bang exact on his midheaven and the episode that aired that day saw his character – an eccentric electrician – given his own radio show. The triple Leo (Sun, Mercury + Jupiter) seized the mike and the moment, ad-libbing and improvising his way into a rapidly career-enhancing performance.

It was a coup in that audiences loved his (fictional) broadcasts but for Rogan it was a turning point; he wanted to broadcast from that moment on and became the most successful podcaster on the planet.

Uranus rules Aquarius, so had extra electrical oomph in that sign, zapping up the signature Uranus-Midheaven themes of ‘sudden reputation-altering event’ or ‘cosmic career catalyst.’

Not only that, it was opposite his Mercury in Leo. Mercury represents your talk-style, the communicative you and the point where your consciousness engages with society/culture.

Just as Leo Rising people draw the light in photo shoots, Leo Mercury people can pull off some sort of weird vocal performance sorcery if inclined. But it can also manifest as simply the loudmouth, the blowhard in a basement comedy club.

Rogan had other benevolent astro that day – Jupiter in Capricorn was in his 9th house squaring his natal Saturn in Aries* and Venus (his chart ruler as he’s Taurus Rising) was supportive. But the once-every-84-years-only phenom of Uranus on his Aquarian Midheaven was Everything.

If Uranus is nearing your Midheaven, don’t buy the negative hype that it’s automatically going to involve gnarly change. It could just as easily be a sudden, incredible opportunity or realization: you find your niche or are thrust into the spotlight and compelled to do something you actually love doing.

*Joe Rogan starting martial arts in his teens because he was “terrified of being a loser” is core Saturn in Aries.

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Astro-investigating this Lizzo situation/lawsuit 🕵🏽‍♀️ … only Uranus bang-on the MC could bring such dramatic, gnarly shift. I guess cookbook interps are right… sometimes. She is highly Jupiterian and Plutonian (both Sun and Mercury conj Jup and opp Pluto) + transit Jupiter is getting closer to her native Mercury — blabbing herself into a guilty verdict? silver-tongued PR prowesses? — so who knows how things will play out long-term.
Damn, though.


Wow that’s interesting her transits and very on point for her current messy situation! See that’s the thing about feeding into Jupiters excessive influences, the perceptions of you in reality might not match your own perceptions of self. Have you seen her response on insta?? The Uranus influence is subject to what you put out in the world and what place it comes from, this very much will influence the way it expresses itself.


In spite of supra-excesses, King Jove does bless his natives with some inexplicably Teflon auras — see Sun-Jup people like Mike Tyson or Tom Cruise. That Instagram IPhone notes press conference was a whole lot of nothing. Her dance captain basically confirming bible-thumping allegations, even worse. This is how you know there’s no astrologer on board. This is a once in a lifetime transit people! Not some “oops” bad press!

Indeed, what she put out there is coming back to her, in quick-fast Uranian rays.
I followed her music career before she really blew up and, after that, I could tell a huge change had happened, something beyond the newfound fame.
Today, I am not surprised.
Her career long-term? Who knows, people in the public eye have recovered from much worse.
Her reputation? Permanently altered.


King Jove is my new favorite thing lol! So apt for the blessings of his influence and yes certain astrological transits need respect & a disclaimer. People of prominence are seriously doing their whole brand a disservice by not understanding planetary influence especially if you leverage from the creative arts.
You’re right. I mean if the Kardashians still demand serious dollars per post after all of their various scandalous scandals, she should be able to recover. However the timing of this right on the pre shadow of Mercury Retro? This may lock in for a few months……


Eek, the Mercury Retro shadow factor, I completely zapped that! You’re right Cecemesee, this has the potential to stick and get even worse! 🫣

Yep, there’s a reason royals throughout history had teams of astrologers on staff! And it wasn’t superstion or woo. If you’re in the spotlight, you need to be astro-fluent (esp. us creatives who are more sensitive and depend on these planetary influences, as you said). Even just basic Mercury Retro-Dark Moon stuff is enormously helpful for reputation/crowd control.
Honestly, you either make room for an intense transit or it will bring you to your knees, lol!


Just what I needed to read. Thank you so very much 😇


The Royals are tapped into a lot more than astrology if you look into their Pagan / Druid mythology history. But let’s stay on astrology lol. I have to thank you actually Iris, I started my own Jupiter trine my natal Mercury today and I’ve started ramping up my own creative but public endeavors. A reminder to check that my own impulses are coming from a balanced place! We are going to be continually impacted by ongoing solar activity that is going to reach its maximum in 2024. All sensitives/empaths will be especially affected. So not only having lunar influence protocols is going to become the norm but we need to make space for solar influences too….I love it! 💛🔱


Totally right about this one.

The intel I’m pulling is intense, I’m trying to pause it but so many people are tuning into this frequency.
I hear the audio frequencies from people near and far. I have no idea of the range. I’ve got a bra full of protectiveness and mixing up my scent trail. Lilith I love ya but cmon I just want to hurl a tune and get some groceries sorted. I’m in admin Virgo mode trying to keep my caffeinated focus and it’s as if the world is doing amphetamines. I’m on a tight budget of sanity here, yet people continue to tell me their thoughts and secrets. That’s what I hear in actual face to face conversations and via the alchemy frequency of strange.


Hhhmmm you seem like you’ve moved into a heightened state S, and I can relate completely. You need to
ensure you’re protecting your energy and finding your center more than others because you are so sensitive.I use visualizations (a Merkaba which has the cosmic & earth points – google this for a visual OR a white light protecting your whole body) in the AM & PM because if you don’t have a strong anchor to earth we become very unstable and reactive to everything & everyone. It’s almost a MUST to have an auric practice or things will get Stranger Things strange real quick lol 🫠😵‍💫……


Did I accidentally summon a Jupiter-influence thread? Lol! Glad I helped you! Your reminder is on point for me too: Lord Iupiter is currently trine my Virgo Sun-Merc-MC and squaring my Uranus! So, let’s say I’m In The Mood 🤪

Dead-on re solar influences! I have my moon protocols on lock (Cancer🌜native) but I gotta harness these solar vibes to better supercharge my Leo planets! Did you notice that, while this energy is ramping up, the hype around space-based solar power is growing rapidly?
The rays are already heating and igniting us!
Gah, those stars and planets… can’t do without ‘em.


Hahaha words have power! Oh wow, that’s a unique influence, being a native Cancer moon this must place such a harmonious intuitive flow to your experiences 🌊
Re: Solar vibes – I mean it’s Leo season and Venus & Hekate say yes soooo……the Solar influence has been increasing for sometime now, but by next year it will be impossible to workaround unless you’re already giving yourself the space to grow, release anything that is no longer working for you and ensure everything going into your body is for you’re highest good! These are some seriously hectic but transformative times we find ourselves in ⚡️


Thank you for the sage advice Cecemesee! Let us transform along and FLOURISH, King Jove style 👑

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Hi Mystic,

Am really disappointed you are promoting a known purveyor of disinformation–not just about COVID, as other commentators have pointed out, but about other crucial issues, including BLM and #metoo. Rogan is a known bigot and racist (I’ll let you google the info for yourself) who often gives people like incel Jordan Peterson time and space to air out their views.

Even if you were featuring Rogan JUST because of the timeliness of his astrology, to find no disclaimer or mention of his various controversies in this post is pretty irresponsible, in my opinion.

On a personal note, I worked on a show next to Rogan’s–although never with him–and heard from many of his colleagues that he was a known verbal abuser, esp. toward his female, Black, and gay coworkers (this was when he was on News Radio, which has also been documented). Doesn’t seem like he’s changed much, frankly.

Rachel Sanders

Please get some help for your mental illness…….


Wow. Very cool. Love Joe Rogan…


I’m an Aquarian, American, and I’ve worked in healthcare throughout the entire COVID pandemic. Still do. This man gets paid hundreds of millions to spread lies, conspiracy theories, and so many harmful untruths. He came under fire for his anti-vax Spotify episodes, but it only made him more popular.

But he wasn’t sitting beside me at deathbed after deathbed, while dying victims gasped for air. He wasn’t terrified about infecting anyone to watch them drown in their own lung fluids. He wasn’t there to comfort family members or watch beds fill up in favor of more pressing illnesses. We had to tell cancer patients to wait!

His ancestors survived thanks to vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tuberculosis, smallpox, tetanus, and polio. The list of people who died for centuries and centuries from vaccine-preventable illnesses is in the hundreds of millions. That’s not a conspiracy theory or a lie. That’s the truth.

What a disgrace to the dying intellect and honest, proven information in my country.


So sad to see such a vile human being on one of my favorite websites.


Yes, Meg… I was there, too.
And, you summed up that waste of a voice-box to a T. 👹
Thank you for your brave service, then and now. ❤️


The other side of the coin is that there are thousands of health workers, including nurses, doctors, immunologists and virologists who were also holding hands with dying covid patients and who do not believe in the experimental drug touted as a vaccine. These experts, who you don’t hear about in MSM lost their jobs for speaking up against what they knew was wrong and against draconian measures instigated by interested parties, and for trying to uphold basic human rights. But above all else this is an astrology blog where famous and infamous people of all walks of life are astrologically studied. Mystic Medusa showed us an interesting astrological factor regarding Rogan’s chart and his career. You came along on your soap box and started the polarising process with your sanctimonious virtue signalling. We’ve *all* got covid stories and stances, but I’m sure that most of us here would rather talk astrology and keep away from polarising arguments that serve no purpose other than to turn this oasis into a shit-show of angry people.


An oasis must be kept sacred by intent, I am trying so hard not to comment on what I think these days that I don’t comment much at all! But at least as you say it keeps the waters clean from angry sediment-stirring. Well said, like, Siriusly.

Kim Queen

Thank you for being there for those patients. It must have been grueling. unfortunately the entertainment industry rewards clowns, and loudness.
Not intellect, nurturing and caring.


Hmmm. That’s a timely post. I’m about to get this very transit in early May. Not too sure how it can be any more dramatic than the last few years or so. I’m from Melbourne, Victoria and chose not to be vaxxed – and subsequently couldn’t work in my two clinics (I’m a natural therapist/acupuncturist/craniosacral blah blah). Over thirty years of building the business got wiped in 12 months. I still get waves of anger. Not so much about the loss of work (greatly reduced) and income (also greatly reduced), but I’m just not ready to retire. I miss moving around town and mixing with people. Yeah, I’m still a bit pissed about the whole thing. I’ve been putting my personal covid experience down to Pluto opposing my moon and rising sign during the whole shit show. Kind of looking forward to it pissing off into Aquarius. That’s all probably too much info….looking forward to the lightning bolt hitting my midheaven….


Dear Sirius, I feel your pain! I packed my bags, sold my house and ran. Made it across the border by two days when they shut Melbourne down for a year. Still rather traumatised. Pretty sure you have never been needed so much given the excess death rates? Also feel a lot of anger, mainly toward my family who swallowed the kool-aid with glee. One with jack-boots on! Compassion, right? Uranus opposing my Moon makes that challenging.


Hi Sphinx. Thanks for that. I don’t think many Victorians, and Australians for that matter, really know how crazy it was here compared to the rest of the world. I would have have been happy to RAT test 2 or 3 times a week to keep working. Crazy thing was, while I was locked out of society all the rest went around giving each other covid. What most disturbed me was the open hatred and vilification actively promoted by politicians and the media. So yeah, I understand, compassion and forgiveness are very difficult in those circumstances.


Ooh, when Uranus (ruler of my 9th house) was on my Midheaven, I got a great opportunity to get paid while earning my graduate degree! It was in an institution that was on a (peaceful) border of a country and had many people from abroad who worked and studied there. The timing couldn’t had been better. I hope to transition out of this career and use it as a springboard to my next endeavor (it’s been 22 years now), but it definitely opened my world in many amazing ways.


Great stuff! Joe is always so on top of things


Yes, he doesn’t always explore things I am passionate about, but I have loved his Graham Hancock/Randall Carlson association so much, it’s been great to have these podcasts on ancient civilisations and the younger dryas period explored so successfully it’s produced a fountain head of other young people obsessed with it all.


There is so much action in my chart when uranus will do a little gemini retro dance over my midheaven.

Progressed mercury is there at the same time

The nodes will be there, there will be the saturn Uranus conjunction a few degrees away from the progressed venus mercury and saturn merge -progressed new moon in gemini all in two years time.

Part of the duration has some 8th house intercepted in the progressed chart…
And my ascendant progresses into scorpio so only my partner will know how this goes down…

This suggests I can stop worrying about this week’s garden center part time job interview…


Oh is the jupiter vesta chiron thing on my chiron? Yeah. Ok. Happy chiron return ellen you little invisible minx.


With retrograde it covers that point 5 times. 5. Times.

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

love this.


We lost a lot when we lost Phil Hartman


Love this


I left the safe confines of life in Australia and moved to Singapore to work when Uranus opposed my Sun Uranus. Not much later it hit the MC and I won a stack of international awards for my creative work. Those years were formative and being a Uranian native with it combust Sun I loved every minute of it. When it crossed my ASC my home was hit by lightning. Now it’s travelling through the 1st changing everything as it goes. Erratically as is it’s nature. We live astrology every day of our lives. It’s there for those of us lucky enough to observe it.


So you have natal sun uranus in the 4th?


In the 3rd. With Mars Jupiter conjunct. Highly aspected Sun opposite Chiron.


And yet his greatest fear came true.


I received a significant promotion when Uranus crossed my Aries midhaven… At the same time, I was freed from working for my Aries boss, after 12 years. She retired with Uranus transiting her Aries Sun ⚡️ The whole situation forced me to become a bit more Aries myself, which wasn’t / isn’t easy because I have Saturn in Aries

Corduroy jeans

Hi Calcifer, even I have trouble being Aries sometimes, and I have a traffic jam of planets and points sitting on the Aries shelf of my galactic wardrobe!😂😄
Am so sorry you had a tough couple of years with your Aries boss. I can only imagine !!! Xx Uranus is a benefic as far as I can tell. Have a few good & life-changing stories myself, based on Mr Lightning Bolt. Hope Saturn has given you some much needed support from and by Rams, now (at least, you have from this one!🤚) 😘


Playing an eccentric electrician & given a radio show as Uranus hit his MC is ridiculously too astrologically apt!


It is!


I want to burn that shirt he’s wearing though. Dear god


So vile.


+1 for Uranus midheaven being the experience of a fabulous portal materialising in front of you. Give possibility a home in your life! Say yes!


And Uranus opposite my MH any month now?


Uranus-IC transit occurred in my late 30s & catapulted me from my comfort zone (work & home) – throwing me into a life of “fun, danger & excitement” (my motto back then), as i went travelling & working abroad.
So enjoy the ride! I daresay it’ll be more fun than Pluto-IC which i’ll have any minute now.


So looking at my journaling, the precise date of Uranus on IC, i decided to quit my job & go freelance. I’ve remained freelance ever since. The date i handed in my resignation was 11th March, exactly 27 yrs ago to the day. 😮 waddayaknow…


Taking notes


Mine comes up in April 2026. Uranus over Gemini Midheaven. Starting to lay the foundation for Pluto in Aquarius era, but a sudden opportunity could be awesome!


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