Did you know that Mia Farrow began a hunger strike on April 27 and had hoped to survive without food for 21 days as part of an effort to raise awareness about the plight of starving refugees in the Sudan? She lasted 12 days until doctors told her she was risking her health if she continued.
No, this spirited woman hasn’t gone off her rocker. In fact, when I discovered what she was doing and why she was doing it, I had to take a peek at her birth chart to figure it all out.
Of course once I looked to the stars it all made sense. But first, a little back-story…
Mia Farrow, the actress notable for her astounding compassion to human suffering and the adoptive mother of 14 has been a child rights activist for some time, most notably in Darfur.
Farrow says the fast was “a personal expression of outrage at a world that is somehow able to stand by and watch innocent men, women and children needlessly die of starvation, thirst and disease.”
She was inspired to do it after the Sudanese government expelled international aid agencies from the country last month.
She says she is calling on world leaders to “help build a credible peace process” to end the violence in Darfur. Her protest is part of Genocide Prevention Month, a campaign to stop genocide worldwide.
Well one look at this incredible woman’s astrology tells the story. Her Sun, at the time of her birth was in the progressive, visionary and humanitarian sign Aquarius. Mercury, the planet of communication and thought, is also in Aquarius. These placements are a sign of someone who is more socially conscious and aware of how important it is to break down barriers and outworn structures in society to build a better future for all. And Aquarius will always “do her own thing." No one had been able to talk Farrow out of this hunger strike!
The “over the top” compassion can be found through the ruler of her Taurus rising – the planet Venus. Venus is located in the 12th house in her chart. While this placement is notorious for painful and often secret, heartbreaking romances (I won’t even go there in her case!) it’s also the placement known to endow a native with serious compassion and sensitivity to human suffering. In Aries, Farrow would fight bravely to save those she sees in pain.
Follow her video blogs and learn more about her cause here: http://www.miafarrow.org/
My hat goes off to this extraordinary lady. Some women starve themselves to look good for a man or fit into the latest bikini. But leave it to an Aquarian woman to starve herself to save the world.