Frank Rubio is Everything at the moment. I know everyone – and certainly the media – is queening out but think about this. Rubio is an American Sagittarius and this Wednesday he’s going to space on a Russian ship, with two cosmonauts.
Yes, you read that correctly. At a time when even teenage Russian chess champions are being banned from playing and the rhetoric is at an all-time menacing high, America and Russia are collaborating in space. This mission will take the two cosmonauts + the astronaut to the International Space Station, where they will spend 188 days.
Rubio is insanely qualified for practically everything; A former Blackhawk pilot, special forces soldier, geologist and doctor who’s apparently clocked more than 600 hours of “imminent danger” time, he’s also part of a tiny cohort of Hispanic astronauts.
The triple Saggo (Sun, Mercury, Neptune) was born in Los Angeles and as he told Time magazine in 2017: “I’m a kid from a single mom, a teenage mom from El Salvador who worked in all sorts of low-income jobs.” He credits her with his work ethic and there’s a fair chance he’ll be leading the mission to Mars in a few years time.
But first he’s going to be going through the ultimate Mars Return. Frank Rubio’s natal Mars is in Gemini – Retrograde – at 24° and this November, Mars in Gemini will turn Retrograde at 25° Gemini. So he will have three exact Mars Returns in a row at the International Space Station.
Mars Returns naturally evoke your Mars energies but this is uniquely surreal and challenging as he will be living in close quarters with a team from a country that invaded a country that his country is supplying “lethal aid” to. You could see how it could become a little awkward.
It came to a head in July and that incident forced everyone to the table to resolve a new apolitical space protocol. Space, it has been agreed, must remain neutral. It’s all very Pluto in Aquarius. Even so, it means that Frank Rubio has become a Nexus Person – he and his Mars transit epitomize so much that is going on at the moment.
There are more astronauts and cosmonauts arriving next week btw and it’s all apparently going to be live-streamed. Frank is classic Sagg – albeit with Mercury conjunct the Galactic Center and Jupiter opposite his Pluto – and says that he’s looking forward to finding common ground. He likes meeting different sorts of people and so on.
He also has several medals from classified combat missions so you can assume that he would not be a good person to fuq with. And, the weirdness of the USA/Russian space mission taking place while s**t rains down below is very Saturn-square-Uranus, right?
So, there is a lot to unpack here – thoughts?