CBS News correspondent Morley Safer retired this past week after 46 years in the news business. Viewers of “60 Minutes” and followrs of the Vietnam War on CBS will remember Safer for his compassionate focus on human interest stories that flowed with warmth and understanding at the same time he could tackle big stories, ask the tough questions, and develop essays with an eye toward what the viewer wanted to see (even if the viewer didn’t know it yet).
He had just completed his Uranus return, significant in his having a Cardinal T-square of a Saturn-Pluto opposition with Uranus at the arm. There is, however, a possibility he was born with a Grand Cross, depending on what time he was born. His Venus-Mars conjunction in Sagittarius hints in this untimed chart that he probably loved the experience of different nations, different cultures even when he was changing the face of war by making us aware of its inhumanity.
No surprise, his Mercury fell in Scorpio as did his Sun, and it’s likely that he drew on that detective-like ability to ferret out the questions that would get the answers.