Elizabeth – Daughter Of Enron

Previously praised for unprecedented genius and hustle, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of conspiring to defraud investors. She faces up to 20 years in prison, irreparable reputation damage, future civil claims against her, and the implacable enmity of multiple power-players.

Mind you, Jennifer Lawrence is playing her in the movie version so that’s something. Seriously, if you have narcissistic tendencies, that fact alone would be quite soothing. Still, it’s a steep descent from 2014’s “youngest female self-made billionaire” platform. Holmes is also experiencing the most public and lurid Saturn transit on record.

The Most Public & Lurid Saturn Transit On Record

She was born in 1984, at the dawn of the tech era, ten days after the first Apple computer was launched. She’s an Aquarius Sun plus (probably) Moon and when her scam/delusion was working, she embodied the spaced-out, zeitgeist-tripping innovator ideal of that sign. Saturn, however, has been buzzing around her Sun since last May and it’s exact from January 20 to 27. Saturn-Sun transits have benefits but they don’t blend well with hubris.

Theranos was hubris central – the ultimate in vaporware: an imaginary product that burned unbelievable amounts of money, hype, and resources before crashing. The technology was to upend the apparently ripe for disruption realm of pathology and health tech, allowing speedy pin-prick blood testing and diagnosis. Apart from being a figment, it worked brilliantly.

Holmes has a magnificent Mars-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio, the signature alignment of high-velocity, driven achievers, and Jupiter conjunct Neptune in Capricorn – your go-to for maximal visionary commercial hustle. However, her Mars-Saturn is square the Aquarius Sun, potentially upping the obsessive zeal factor. So Saturn currently conjunct her Sun is also square her Mars/Saturn. It’s gnarly.

She Became A Billionaire On Her Saturn Return

She began her company in 2003, at the age of 19, with Neptune conjunct her Sun. Then she became a billionaire on her Saturn Return, thanks to the venture capital money for her imminent revolutionary genius product. She hit peak fame in 2014 – the year of Pluto conjunct her Venus –  with major mainstream media buzz, think pieces, style raves, honorary university fellowships, and general awe all around. Media swarmed for her Issey Miyake turtleneck sweater uniform – like Steve Jobs – and ‘hot scientist girl boss’ vibe.

The bubble of awe burst in October 2015: An investigative journalist published a thoroughly researched and legit takedown piece on Theranos in the Wall St Journal, triggering the entire unravel. That was Uranus square her Mercury FYI. 2021 was Pluto conjunct her Mercury and she spent the year blaming her ex-partner, employees, and investors – everyone but herself – for the fraud.

Enron’s Daughter

But she missed an opportunity to put the system on trial: Elizabeth Holmes is a daughter of Enron. It sounds like a senior Tolkien elf but it was an energy company with the dubious distinction of being the most notorious bust/scandal in corporate history. Like Theranos, it went down owing billions: the company motto was “endless possibilities” and in terms of grifting the then fresh concept of deregulation, the horizon really was infinite.

Her father was an Enron vice president responsible for “due diligence on potential investments in the environmental and energy sectors.” Another Aquarius with Mars conjunct Saturn, he wasn’t one of the executives who went to jail: he actually went on to hold several lofty regulatory positions within government. As a teenager, Holmes saw Enron flame out in a haze of mismanagement, greed, and corruption. She would also have noted all the phoenixes emerge from the ashes of other people’s lives, winging it straight down to the bank for their next round of finance.

She Saw All The Phoenixes

Holmes grew up in Washington DC, in a neighborhood of Berkley called Foxhall Crescent – a subdivided Rockefeller estate where the streets are big leafy loops like crop circles – the designer didn’t like grids. She met her first investor via one of her friend’s fathers and once he’d essentially ‘endorsed’ her, others followed.

But there is more to it than just the privilege of being born into a ‘prestigious and pristine’ environment – literal circles of wealth and power. It’s easy to imagine a child Elizabeth, with her quirky Aquarius-Scorpio energy, prowling around this strange power vortex of a neighborhood at night, picking up stray frequencies. It may never even have occurred to her that she needed to tell the truth or have a viable product.

Maybe she acquired the impression that hype, a hypnotic way with investors, gaming the government and rah-rah leadership was the success formula?

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indicaloganloves

lol

Wish Upon a Star

Pisces Moon brought big rain to where I live. I ate my dinner before sunset. With my full tummy came the full on rain. My exhaustion is overwhelming. I succumb to the calling of my big, soft bed. So the heavy rain kept me in la la land till 10 am this morning. Lots of roads closed due to floods. My town is cut off. Right now I can hear the usually dry small gully just behind my cabin gurgling in the dark. The Aries Moon greets me. I’m ready to get on with my life. And I’m taking no… Read more »

SheRat

I hear ya, Wish Upon a Star. Spent the morning in a gentle cleaning state (finishing up from the last dark moon’s organization revelations) and aiming to spring into Moon in Aries / Merc in Aquarius leaning hard into Saturn to help productivity. Burned a cinnamon stick for creative juice and washed doors / windows with ginger-root infused salt water. Hunker down, power up! Have already had a major bout of inspo and met a new neighbor. LOL.

Wish Upon a Star

Met a new neighbour? That sounds interesting ?

Electro

Great article, Mystic. I watched the documentary a few years ago and we (watched with two others) were completely gobsmacked by the whole thing. She has Mark Zuckerburg vibes in this picture, doesn’t she? Total android vibes.

lc

yup, she does. I was thinking the same thing .. something about the eyes.

annafras

I suspect she was just the facejob here for something else. Never mess with Murdoch. She’ll do 18 mos max in some sort of separate facility.

SheRat

Here’s my Pluto / Venus Squaring my Mars Take: Spoiled white daughter of white collar criminal becomes white collar criminal? Big Whoop. When they say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, what they’re saying is that it takes ABSOLUTELY ZERO psychic energy or growth to turn into your fucking parents. It’s a coast. So, I’ve no respect whatsoever and see no “trailblazing.” So she turned into her dad? Literally, learning how to give yourself an orgasm is more difficult than turning into your parents. So she’s skulking around the Marina with the other skanks. It used to… Read more »

Skarab

Amen to every single sentiment, SheRat.

I knew someone who used to call all Feb born people (including the Pisces there) February Freaks. I have a LOT in my family, & my oldest & dearest friend is is a Feb Freak. You are a freaky lot & i luvs ya :-).

(Btw, thanks for your poem-reading on that Jagger post. I can not tell you how freaking spot ON that is.)

SheRat

OMG no way, was it REALLY? YAY! I’d totally forgotten about that….It’s a little exercise I sometimes try to at the beginning of my writing time, if I can get a friend to be the “target” LOL. Maybe I should try to make a web site like where someone can send their email and I pull a card / write a poem…

Earthstar

Yes please yes please💗

Electro

Great breakdown, SheRat. My mom (Feb 15), daughter (Jan 30), aunt (Jan 26), and grandmother in law (Feb 14) are all aquas but I ‘just’ got a Scorpio rising ascendant with Uranus conjunct and an Aqua IC that just happens to be the “missing leg” of my t-square. I was totally the oddball in my family and emotionally treated like an ugly duckling and thank god because I was meant to evolve. Over the past year or so I’ve really come to terms on what kind of person my mom really is. The very first time I was introduced to… Read more »

Electro

Oh dear, disclaimer, I’m not anti Aqua. My daughter is literally the most delightful person in my eyes. Just having mommy issues with Saturn in my 4th haha

5thHouseCap

So many negative feels for techies/ Aquarians. 🙁 Not all of us are horrible. Though I am neither white, nor a man (and don’t live in the US)…I feel compelled to defend the whole genre of SF based ‘skanks’. 🙁 🙁 🙁

SheRat

As I said, I’m Aqua and I usually pretty Rah-Rah about it, like, when I meet an Aqua I’m irrationally nice, etc. In fact, my Aqua BFF and I looked at Mystic’s Hi-Lo Astro list for Aqua and were totally like “none of those things she says are negative is negative” LOL! But that list, I think, says something about how people with privilege manifest Aqua energy and how people without it do. You’ll note that the Randian Faction (aka, the white people), are ALSO people who feel that they are victims of an oppressive system…but there’s some kind of… Read more »

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5thHouseCap

I understand, and thanks for expanding your POV. I am curious about your hypothesis. But I also don’t believe in absolutes. (I recently became the stereotype I was absolutely convinced hated me…lesson learnt.) That guy in that blog link is a real douche though. Every sentence horrified me more and more. Completely opposite to Aquarian energy. 😶

SheRat

Oh of course there are exceptions..but we’re on an astrology web site…like, how do we even talk about “signs” without generalizing? Linguistically (and feministically) speaking, every word that exists is a tyrant, herding meaning into a sometimes oppressive finite. So! I’m a Proud Aqua (and former tech journo and SF-based skank!) and as I’ve sharee before here with other SF refugees, I am, even after what …7 years now? Bitter about having to leave what was my home to brats like that kid. That screed was originally published in 2013 btw, which was the year i realized I was gonna… Read more »

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5thHouseCap

You and your unapologetic fierceness is worth a million of those douches. So sorry that the city you loved was taken away from you. My home country was too, and I relate mega hard. Huge, huge hugs!

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SheRat

I don’t mean to make light of people who’ve actually been kicked out of their cities / countries. But yah, it is really hard. Huge hugs back atcha!

SheRat

So, WEIRDLY, I drew Justice! LOL! So I didn’t really do a “reading” as such, like, it so obviously fits this discussion in so many ways so I did kind of a blank verse free write. ‘Member when I stabbed those tires and got thrown in jail? On Day Two, in my orange jumpsuit, a fellow inmate whispered “Girl, you stink. Take a shower.” There was no showerhead so one of my cellies gave me her jail-hack: an empty plastic bottle that might have held hand cream. I fit it onto the spout and chuckled at its weak trickling spray.… Read more »

isa

much respect to you, SheRat, an aqua calling out the aqua douche factor. “an arrogant aqua is quite the insufferable fascist”: you couldn’t have said it better. personally I was expecting this with dread from the current saturn in aqua years = the rigidity, the exaltation of ideology, the intolerance and the self-righteousness, and I see tons of it unleashed/applied to the vax/no vax question. no walk in the park at all. god only knows what the shadow side of the pluto in aqua age will be.

SheRat

Isa: “Personally I was expecting this with dread from the current saturn in aqua years = the rigidity, the exaltation of ideology, the intolerance and the self-righteousness, and I see tons of it unleashed/applied to the vax/no vax question.” OMG this is SO TRUE — with each side smugly accusing the other of being brainwashed. I was never too fond of the term “sheeple,” but it’s sooooo offensive now. Didn’t it come from Limbaugh? We MUST take Inspo from the second list: These are people who are I feel are probably also Plutonic in some way (maybe I’ll check EVERYONE… Read more »

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isa

yes SheRat, I want to believe (cit. mulder & scully) that they are really convinced that they’re acting in favour of the human race. but yeah, the sheeple thing… (eyeroll)… and like you said each side is smugly accusing the other of being brainwashed.

DuckDodgers

“It may never even have occurred to her that she needed to tell the truth or have a viable product.” Yet ANOTHER corporate sociopath. As for your own wonderfully eviscerating summation, well done. Could hardly agree more. Your list is also illuminating if unfortunately, unsurprising. I had a Feb 4 GF in the past. Clever, witty, charming, seemingly progressive, with an interest in and apparently broad knowledge of many subjects. The Uranus archetype in many ways. On closer examination though- selfish, amoral, lacking empathy, dogmatic, shallow and superficial,(her apparent knowledge was no deeper than a Spring puddle) calculating and dishonest.… Read more »

SheRat

Aquas have a rep for being really good actors — I dated a guy in my early 20s that sounds like your Feb 4 gal…eventually, and through a bunch of increasingly Plutonic (I have Pluto Rising) acid trips, I eventually got him to admit like, half of his life story had been total bullshit — and he’d pulled some really weird stunts while we were together that had been surrounded by complete fictions. It was so weird. In rando Aqua fashion, we reconnected as adults and he *has* grown into a cool dude, but still blames lying on how “you… Read more »

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DuckDodgers

Is Pluto required to unmask these people?
I’m a Scorpio. : )

SheRat

It’s funny you should say that, the Feb 11 dude has Scorp rising. 😉 But I DID look at the second list and so far, three of the ladies (Angela, Audre and Oprah) have, to my VERY amateur eye, what seem to be prominently-aspected Plutos. So maybe that IS the antidote?

Invicta

Fascinating story. So compelling. Lots of thoughts and feelings. Quite the internet rabbit hole too. Lots of fun.

Wish Upon a Star

Yes, quite the rabbit hole.

rc

“Elizabeth Holmes is a daughter of Enron. It sounds like a senior Tolkien elf” – that is pure gold Mystic!!!!!

Skarab

That last sentence says it all. There have always been fraudsters in the world, but she really epitomises the peak result of what our society has been geared to be & emulate. I was also thinking about her possible daddy issues, either wanting to please and/or compete with him. Holmes senior was a high flyer holding various senior executive positions in the business, government, academia & NGO sectors – all involving high tech – which led me to think Aqua influences as well in his chart, & lo and behold he is a multi Aqua (Sun/Moon/Merc/Venus & all trine his… Read more »

5thHouseCap

Thanks for the astro-digging. This is brilliant and explains so much. Though I would call it the opposite of whatever Daddy issues are. Seems she was much supported and loved by her parents.

Skarab

Know what you mean, but i used “daddy issue” because from whatever angle you look at it – a need to impress & be daddy’s girl (at all costs), or a need to fuq off daddy – it’s still an issue connected to daddy…. “reverse daddy issues?”…lol. Apparently she wrote a letter to her father when she was 9 yrs old which began: “Dear Daddy, What I really want out of life is to discover something new, something that mankind didn’t know was possible to do.” … (so Aquarius) which set me off on the daddy thing.

Scorpio_Rising

I wonder how much coaching she received from her ENRON Daddy?

5thHouseCap

I think (from personal experience) working for a mega Corp in an established regulated industry like Enron and starting your own startup in an unproven technology sphere are two COMPLETELY different things. Her dad couldn’t have coached her even if he wanted to. What he could (and did) do was to introduce her to people who did.

Wish Upon a Star

Thanks for the deep Scorpionic analysis.

MysticRose

Am I missing something here? Read this last night, before going to sleep and immediately thought that people were hellbent on bringing her down. How many men did the same thing but we hear nothing about it. Truly, being first young woman to gain billionaire status must have rocked many a traditional male boats. I’m not feeling it – that she didn’t believe in her product. She may, however, have been deceived. Did she trust the wrong people? Was she set up to be the fall guy? She had ambition and the gumption to enter “their” world. What does the… Read more »

5thHouseCap

Right? I know so many assholish white men who have gotten away with wasting millions of dollars on sheer vaporware. One became my boss and hated me intensely. Then, got promoted and moved away. Is her crime that she failed to meet the impossible targets she set for herself or tried to game corporate wars exactly like the system taught her. Why is her board not there with her as a co-defendent? They get quarterly performance reports. A CEO is more of a figurehead than people realize.

Narelle

She’s still accountable for her actions

5thHouseCap

She is, and that’s why she is in the courts. Question is, where the hell is her board, her CFO, her CTO/CPO/her compliance gal? Where is the FDA person who did give her the initial approvals? Or Wallgrens’ retail managers who signed the contract with her? They all had the same set of information as her – some very likely much, much more.

GemLeoLib

Interesting point. I was thinking how fascinating this was that it’s coming up during Venus Retro/Conjunction with Pluto too. Plus Venus crossing back and forth over her infamous Mercury point. This woman being dragged to the underworld, secrets revealed. It’s hard to tell what’s true, but when she talked about her “controlling” boyfriend that also felt like a moment to discuss what happens for women when we get into a dangerous power control dynamic in a romantic relationship. I still believe she has some responsibility and isn’t taking it seriously enough. But there are loads of subtle energies at work… Read more »

5thHouseCap

I am fascinated to know whether she actually believed in the delusion of her product’s viability or knowingly defrauded everyone. Aquarians aren’t typically in the realm of Neptune. Would be interesting to know her rising.

Unicorn Sparkles

Not another Aquarian sheister… last one was the pretend heiress Anna scamming NY hotels and richies. Paris Hilton has a two decade old alter persona. I guess some of us channel our imaginary lives into prose and art knowing where the boundaries lie… while others just become those fantasies. Aquarian’s unhinged. Might be time to run a self diagnostic …(toddles off to the invention cave)

Amy Constable

Oooh, if she’s early in ‘84 then she’s probably a Gemini (Facts) North Node? Sagittarius (Faith) in the South? If so then this past year is her nodal return, too. Face facts and release the karmic Sagittarian exaggeration tendencies or they will be released for you.

5thHouseCap

I have a feeling she will write a book.

Electro

My mom also has a Gemini NN and Sag south node and since I haven’t deep dived into that, it’s interesting to hear EH has it too. My mom can be highly delusional even though she is intelligent.

Wish Upon a Star

And the deep voice is fake. I’m watching the Australian 60 minutes video. Its good and easy to watch. There is humour and balance. Normally these fraudsters don’t hook me in. I checked my personal daily horoscope and I currently have Mars square my natal Pluto conjunct Uranus. Obsessive? Me? Never ! LOL! But I have gotten realisations from this ordeal. When I was quite traumatised people would say things to try and help me. Fake it till you make it was one. When I heard it my body knew it was not true and pissed it off. The body… Read more »

Wish Upon a Star

“What a wicked web we weave when we practice to deceive.”

Elizabeth obviously wasn’t an avid Shakespeare reader. LOL.

So she went on and lived her life with no remorse. I think she treated the whole thing like a kind of sport. She lost like she might have just lost at tennis. I suspect she is a sociopath?

Wish Upon a Star

Correction: the above quote was written by Sir Walter Scott.

Wish Upon a Star

Lizzy sent me on a bit of a phrase bender.

“Discretion if the better part of valour”. I never knew what that Shakespearean phrase meant. Now I do. 🙂

Soj

Fascinating! She strikes me as so Aquarian.

Wish Upon a Star

I watched this short video then I was compelled to watch subsequent a 26 min video.

Halfway through the video they state that “The Truth always wins”. Thank God.

My Taurus Moon cringes at the lack of integrity.

moongoat

Great article Mystic. Fraud? There is indeed an audience for it. That last sentence of yours is a pitch-perfect lift of one eyebrow.

R(Aqua/Tauri)

I also find it wild how after it all came crashing down she’s just been out here living her best life… had a kid with a younger guy who is also billionaire’s son… around San Francisco you would occasionally hear through the grapevine that she had been spotted at Barry’s Bootcamp in the marina or whatever. She just went on with life so unbothered.

Narelle

Thats Aquarius for you…very detached. Several Aquarius people I have known are pretty amoral

5thHouseCap

I don’t see why she shouldn’t have had a relationship, a child or a workout. It’s not like she could have joined as a programmer in another company, or started a teaching career. What was she to do? Hide at home and never come out? And this is while her case was in the courts. Even AFTER high profile criminals pay their debt to the society, often their daily life is a subject of moral fascination. “How can they live as if nothing happened?” They are not. They live the consequences every day, maybe nor proportional or in magnitude of… Read more »

Narelle

No, often they don’t live with the consequences, white collar crime isn’t like other crimes, except its immoral.
What sort of life is her child going to have, bearing the consequences of its mother’s actions? And what sort of morals can she really impart to the child, if she was so immoral herself?
I don’t really believe criminals can be rehabilitated, which is probably an unpopular opinion in the days of political correctness. And I don’t believe a debt to society is ever fully repaid, because it damages reputations and trust and people

Unicorn Sparkles

Depends on the criminal and the crime… and wealth creates a level of entitlement that blurs lines. Maintaining wealth, especially in USA, is based around tax loopholes and legal technicalities. You are a con artist from day one when born into that.

5thHouseCap

It’s sad if you really believe that. I believe the opposite, and that’s why I live in a socialist paradise. Here, prisoners with lifetime sentence are let out every 5 years or so on a parole, so they don’t lose touch with reality. Last year, I saw a recruitment ad of the jail services looking for yoga instructors ‘to break the circle of violence.’ Nobody is beyond having a fresh new start in life. I think its futile to judge the morals a parent imparts to their child. EVERY single parent fucks up their child, in one way or another.… Read more »

R(Aqua/Tauri)

Oh my god I find her sooo fascinating. The book about Theranos (“Bad Blood”) was amazing! I feel like she’s my evil twin. 😂 She’s also an Aquarius, career placements (I’m sun conjunct mid heaven and Mars conjunct north node), blonde perpetually messy hair, big eyes, doesn’t know how to do her makeup well, and constantly wearing black. Guilty 💀 I use her as an example when I talk about the difference between male and female drives for success… men seem to be driven by acquiring power and all that comes with it. For women it often seems a little… Read more »

joolz

Playing house with career? Er…. please elaborate.

5thHouseCap

She and I are born 3 days apart, so I can vouch for the gnarly astro. But, here is where things like free will, karma and upbringing become interesting. My father has been the epitome of anti-corruption, often at the cost of his career as a public servant in a VERY corrupt country. (He did like to receive sweets, calendars, diaries and other petty stuff from potential people who could benefit from his power.) But on the face of it, both my parents instilled a sense of grit and groundedness in all of us siblings, as opposed to what Lizzie… Read more »

Wish Upon a Star

Yes she did piss one older guy (scientist I think) off. He held a grunge and his revenge was the beginning of her undoing.

5thHouseCap

Oh, the older guy who held a grudge. Typical. Thank God for some strange, merciful Karma I am not famous or important enough. Would tick them all off. One by one.

Invicta

Senior Tolkien Elf 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Invicta

That’s exactly what it sounds like

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