Astrology of Now: Six degrees of Jupiter in Libra

Monday October 10th 2016

Michael Caine: two degrees of Bacon

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: a game based on the idea that any player in Hollywood can be linked, through the films they have worked on, to character actor Kevin Bacon within six steps.

So say, Kevin Bacon has a value of 0 — he being the centre of the Hollywood universe — then try linking Michael Caine. He has a Bacon number of 2: Caine was in Now You See Me with Woody Harrelson, and Harrelson was in She’s Having a Baby with Bacon.

The truth is that you could pick almost any living actor in Tinsel Town and he or she would probably have a Bacon number of 2. It starts to get more interesting when you connect, say, Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit. Surprisingly, she has a Bacon number of 3, just three degrees of separation. You can google any actor’s name with Bacon number and up it pops.

But the thing is, it turns out that any Hollywood player could be standing in for Kevin Bacon. They all connect with a Bacon number of around 2. It’s a small town — even if you’re picking them from the Golden Age. Mary Pickford has a Bacon number of three.

So why Bacon? Well, he has got Jupiter in Libra. Like Bacon, Libra is right at the centre of the Zodiac — an air sign, a sign associated with making connections, with diplomacy. Jupiter expands that network of connections.

Right now, Jupiter is at 6° Libra, reminding us, perhaps, that being able to create a personal network is a gift. And also reminding us that we are all part of the human web.

Your Bacon number may be lower than you think.

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  1. mike says:

    Is Jupiter’s upcoming square with Pluto and opposition with Uranus (November 2016 through October 2017) going to remind us that “six degrees of separation” as seen by NSA, Google, Facebook, et al, is not really a “gift”? Data mining via group associations has become the game of governments and corporations. Our personal privacy is now entangled in a web of group associations arranged by algorithms.

  2. son_of_a_bitch says:

    As far as the post goes I have no idea what you are talking about. All I can report about Jupiter in Libra is that all seems well. But remember, those that fear the storm, sicken of the calm.

  3. Jamma says:

    My Bacon number is 2! I was an extra in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, which starred Kathleen Quinlan, who was in Apollo 13 with him.