Posted by: Donna Cunningham | May 11, 2010

Betty White—the Very Essence of Uranus in Pisces

©5-15-2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

 Betty White was guest host on Saturday Night Live for the first time on May 8th, as ratings soared.   A giant campaign by her fans on Facebook got her the gig—and she didn’t even belong at the time.  (If you missed it and you have On Demand through a cable company, you can still see it for the next few weeks.)

Not bad for an 88 ½ year old lady, she proudly proclaimed. Her age had to mean she has Uranus in Pisces, and looking her up in AstroDataBank, I found it’s part of a Grand Water Trine, with Uranus in the 7th, Pluto in Cancer in the 11th, and Mars in Scorpio in the 4th.

According to her birth record, rated A from memory, she was born on January 17, 1922, at 6:38 PM CST in Oak Park, Il, 41N53; 87W47.  (See her AstroDataBank bio here:  White, Betty. ) Her chart is below:

That Mars-Uranus-Pluto Grand Trine explained something that’s been surprising the last few times I’ve seen her on TV. The lady is raunchy—no, I’d go so far as to say she’s RAW!!!  The first time I noticed it was an appearance on Craig Ferguson. No lightweight at innuendo himself, Craig was visibly shocked at what was coming out of her mouth! (Chloris Leachman, another Uranus in Pisces, also doesn’t seem to care what she says on television.)

Now, I love Betty White—who doesn’t—but back in the day when she and hubby Alan Ludden hosted Password, she seemed like a prim and proper housewife—more like her Moon in Virgo that trines her Sun and Mercury in Capricorn.

A quality of Uranus in Pisces that we’ve seen in her all along is a wacky, ditzy sense of humor. Fey would be the word. She’s actually very smart, but played a befuddled, clueless type in sitcoms like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls.

 These Emmy-winning comedic roles also match her Neptune in Leo (it’s in the 12th but conjunct the Ascendant), which is in a fixed t-square opposite Mercury in Aquarius  and square that same,  potent Mars in Scorpio.

Still sharp, lively, and full of sass, Betty is completing several planetary cycles that few of us live to see. She had her Uranus return at age 83-84 in 2005-6. While some of you are still bitching, moaning, and dreading your 1st or 2nd Saturn return, Betty’s THIRD Saturn return is coming up in October, when Saturn reaches 7° Libra. Another cycle she’s having that few of us will have to worry about is her Pluto opposition to natal Pluto at 8° Cancer.

In fact, the Cardinal t-square we’ve all heard so much about will set off Betty’s natal t-square in Cardinal signs: Saturn at 7° Libra on the cusp of the 2nd/3rd, Pluto at 8° Cancer in the 11th, and Chiron at 9° Aries in the 9th.

What do I think it means?  She’s already been in the Television Hall of Fame since 1995, so given that the 3rd (writing) and 9th (publishing) houses are involved, I’ll rashly predict that she’ll write a book that makes it to #1 on the New York Times Best-Seller List.

More Funny Folks with Uranus in Pisces: Zany and off-beat are words that describe Uranus in Pisces as a signature of comedy. Others with this position—whether out and out comedians or not—include Jonathan Winters, Lenny Bruce,  Harvey Korman, Paul Lynde, Johnny Carson, Steve Allen, Tony Randall, Mickey Rooney, Erma Bombeck, Kaye Ballard and Kurt Vonnegut.

Since Uranus is gearing up to change signs late this month, I’ll be doing a fond send-off for Uranus in Pisces in the days to come. I’ve got a feeling we’re going to miss it.

More articles about Uranus in Pisces on Skywriter:

More Celebrities’ Charts:  What’s Up with Them?

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  1. I hate to say it but I’ve been seeing so much of Betty White on TV lately I think she’s died. Every time her image appears I think maybe it’s a tribute! I hate to think that but there are only two Golden Girls left and I tend to be protective of them.

    If you haven’t gotten a chance to, read Rue McLanahan’s biography “My First Five Husbands…and the Ones Who Got Away.” It’s truly a fun and fabulous read. She’s led a profound life.

    I am so happy Betty White is getting this press. Third Saturn return, indeed! What a lady! She has worked hard her whole life and I’m delighted she can end her life with the trumpets sounding.

    • According to TV Guide, she may even be in a new sitcom soon. Amazing woman! I’m trying to account for her popularity with her chart, and of course Uranus (in the grand trine) can confer charisma. But it could also be that Neptune in Leo near her Ascendant–Marilyn Monroe had that, I believe. Donna

  2. What a FUN piece..loved it!
    Raunchy and raw delivered free of malicious intent is an art form, and to be admired in one’s that can deliver it as such, IMO. 🙂

  3. Donna, You are wonderful. Her bit on Saturday Night Life about Facebook was hilarious. When she scoffed at the idea of staying connected with friends and family via FB, she said, “if I wanted to do that, I would need a Ouija Board”. So funny.

    Hi Donna, Marilyn’s Neptune in Leo/1st house.

    Hi Kachina.

    • LOL, thanks for reminding me of that line, John. I’ll write it down somewhere and use it on my 80th birthday. Donna

  4. One of my favorite parts was when Molly Shannon came out as Sally O’Malley (who’s always yelling, “I’m FIFTY! Fifty years old!”) and Betty White came out and said, “I’m Dottie O’Donnell, and I’m ninety! Ninety years old!” You really are only as old as you feel.

  5. For those that don’t have access to On Demand, if you have a decent internet connection, you can watch the Betty White SNL episode on the internet at:

    I did! 🙂

  6. ayay… good to know about uranus in pisces! my son also has uranus in pisces in mutual recep with neptune in aquarius, trine merc in scorpio and squaring jupiter in sag…I’ll have to have a videocamera or a note book handy when he starts speaking his mind more clearly!

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