February 4, 2004, was the day five dudes, Eduardo, Andrew, Dustin, Chris and Mark, launched their website from a Harvard dorm room to fellow University students. Who could’ve predicted their project would eventually become a global social networking giant with over two billion monthly active users and Mark as CEO?
Below is Mark Zuckerberg’s untimed natal chart (inner) with the Facebook Website Launch untimed chart (outer).
Notice Mars in its detriment in Taurus exactly opposing Zuckerberg’s natal Pluto in Scorpio, an obsessive, ambitious aspect that gives potential for power struggles as well as great success. Mars in Taurus conjoins Zuckerberg’s natal Mercury, anaretic in Aries, demonstrating mental strength and stability. Fb Launch’s innovative Aquarian Sun squares off with Zuckerberg’s acquisitive Venus in Taurus, while its Neptune in Aquarius exactly squares his natal Saturn in Scorpio, as if to test self-confidence while offering the chance to interface with a new non-material reality. The material boy in the non-material world. Finally, the lunar North Node, about to conjoin Zuckerberg’s natal Venus in Taurus, shows that the project has promise of tangible worth.
Zuckerberg left Harvard after sophomore year and moved lock-stock-and smokin’ hot Fb to Silicon Valley, where it would have his undivided attention. By 2010 he was Time Magazine’s person of the year. Fast forward to 2012, when Facebook made its stock market debut on May 18 at 11:30am. While the price itself hardly moved at all that day, Facebook set a record for IPO trading volume.
Below is Mark Zuckerberg’s untimed natal chart (inner) with that of Facebook’s Initial Public Offering (outer).
Here one can’t help but notice abundant Jupiter in Taurus conjoining Zuckerberg’s natal Sun, indicative of a lucrative venture. The lunar nodes are tightly opposed to Zuckerberg’s, along the analytic, data-driven Gemini and expansive, global Sagittarius axis. Saturn, exalted in Venus-ruled Libra, quincunxes Zuckerberg’s Venus-ruled Sun in Taurus, indicating, among other things, a huge financial turning point in the young man’s life.
Fast forward once more to March 20, 2018, and Facebook’s data scandal involving Cambridge Analytica and the US 2016 Presidential election. Below we see Zuckerberg’s untimed natal chart with the Aries Ingress chart.
Notice Jupiter Rx in Scorpio closely opposing Zuckerberg’s natal Sun, an uneasy time when one’s reputation or leadership could be challenged. Exhaustion is a distinct possibility. There could be legal problems. Arrogance and/or promising more than can be delivered could lead to a steady diet of humble pie. Also notice Mars in business-driven Capricorn within a degree of Zuckerberg’s natal Neptune, a discouraging combo possibly involving deception.
Next we look at Mark’s secondary progressed planets around his untimed natal chart.
With his 2P Sun and 2P Venus conjoined at 26 degrees Gemini, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see there’s a whole lot of data going on in Mark Zuckerberg’s world. How will he create harmony through the many conversations he is undoubtedly having during this crisis? 2P Mars Rx is within a degree of Zuckerberg’s natal Saturn in Scorpio. As much as he may desire to move beyond this episode, it appears that retracing steps in a forensic-like fashion is the more likely trajectory. It’ll take considerable effort to contain emotions, and with 2P Mercury in Gemini quincunx natal Mars Rx in Scorpio, hopefully he has someone at home or elsewhere to confide in.
How is the data scandal likely to affect the whole concept of Facebook? Let’s look at the Fb Launch chart with the Aries Ingress chart.
The North Node in Leadership Leo opposing the Launch chart’s Sun-Neptune in populist Aquarius indicates the need for perspective. Fb leaders would do well to walk around in the people’s shoes for a while. The inventive yet naïve idealism that gave birth to Facebook is in the spotlight, exposing inherent vulnerabilities and deficiencies. Healing them is essential in order to re-gain strength and win back the people’s trust. Saturn in Capricorn opposing the Launch chart’s Saturn in Cancer is a maturing influence which demands both serious re-examination and hard work to get back on track. Uranus in Aries squares the Launch chart’s Mercury in Capricorn, an erratic influence during which it may be wise to review the business model and make changes where necessary. Shortly after its Taurus ingress in May 15, Uranus will perfect a conjunction to the Launch chart’s Mars on May 31, at 0 deg Taurus 49’, further emphasizing an unpredictable, volatile period which could signal significant change in Fb’s modus operandi.
Finally, we have a look at the Facebook’s IPO chart in relation to the Aries Ingress chart to see how the ongoing data scandal may affect Facebook’s net worth.
Sobering Saturn conjoins the Fb IPO chart’s Pluto within 15 arc minutes, a heavy and frustrating time, to say the least. Serious obstacles may present, limitations become evident, resources may shrink, debt is possible, and change is difficult. The unwieldy digital beast doesn’t shift so very gracefully. Jupiter Rx in Scorpio is quincunx the Fb IPO’s Venus Rx in Gemini. Legal issues will force decisions, especially about finances and investments. During this period, the best intentions need to be palpably demonstrated. The search for answers to problems that exist will inevitably cost a pile of money. Finding solutions to undo damage will cost more. Looking forward, Uranus will oppose the degree of the Fb IPO Moon starting July 1st. It is not a secure time, and Facebook, as we know it, will likely struggle to stay relevant to we the people.
If the social media giant somehow manages to stay flexible, inventive, and authentic through the challenging times ahead, discarding worn out strategies and relationships and investing time and energy in creating new ones, in it could re-invent itself for the next cycle instead of becoming a digital relic.