Ted Turner (November 19th 1938) is an entrepreneur, television mogul, restaurant owner, philanthropist and environmentalist. He currently has a net worth of $2.2 billion dollars
Multiple tight orb connections of the 2nd house with the 11th house are usually found when one acquires millions and billions. This is because we earn an income in the 2nd house but the 11th house represents expansion. The 11th house also represents fulfillment of wishes, hopes and desires, so when a money house gets connected to it, it promotes wealth accrual and other luxuries. Connections take the form of aspects between the 2 houses including the ruler or dispositor of one house being in the other and mutual reception. It is important to note that hard aspects provide drive, ambition and stamina in achieving objectives and easy aspects provide gifts, it is usually necessary to have both to succeed. This is because with only easy aspects one can become too lazy and not exert maximal effort, expecting things to just come to them. On the other hand, it can be tough to only have hard aspects and always face an uphill battle with little reinforcement, one must be disciplined to succeed in this case. Keep in mind that the chart must be analyzed as a whole to see someone’s attitude and effort towards success.
The second house has a cusp of 16 degrees Capricorn and has Jupiter placed in it at 24 degrees Aquarius. Jupiter in the 2nd house is very favourable, wherever Jupiter is placed it gives fortune, an area where we don’t have to work as hard for nice things. In the 2nd house, material comforts, luxuries, wealth, good self-confidence and self-esteem are shown. Saturn is the ruler of the 2nd house and it is placed at 11 degrees Aries in the 4th house. Aries is a sign representing leadership, taking risks and being an entrepreneur, all of which Ted did. He founded CNN, the first 24-Hour cable news network.
The 2nd house ruler in the 4th house may indicate earned income relating to the parents in some way because the 4th-10th axis specifically represents parents. In 1960, Ted started working as a manager at his father’s business. He more than doubled its revenue in the first year. In 1963 his father died and Ted inherited his father’s advertising company becoming president and CEO. Characteristic of Capricorn on the 2nd house cusp, he was ambitious, hardworking, pragmatic, diligent and status-oriented in earning his money. He took a relatively small company and expanded it into an empire, expanding from advertising into television and movies. His expression number 8 vibrates to Saturn. People with expression 8 do have a need for power, control, status and wealth in their lives. They know the value of working hard and being ambitious in order to receive rewards. Although they may be faced with some setbacks, particularly in the earlier part of life, they are resilient and determined to succeed.
The 2nd house ruler in the 4th house also could signify success in investments and ownership of real estate. Up until 2011 he was America’s largest landowner but he was surpassed by his friend John Malone at that time. However, he still has approximately two million acres of land spread across six states, along with the world's largest bison herd.
Jupiter is the ruler of the 1st house and is placed in the 2nd, this shows that earning a significant income is very important to Ted and will be a major life focus or theme. Jupiter is placed in Aquarius- a sign that is visionary and sees future oriented potentials. Innovative thinking, discoveries and high intelligence is characteristic. Certainly it would take quite an imagination to turn an everyday advertising company into a multi- billion dollar broadcasting empire. Prior to CNN, there had been no other news network that ran all day. Turner classic movies allows current generations to see memorable movies made in previous generations and increases knowledge and awareness of issues that were important at different points in history. It also preserves the entertainment value to allow people to see their old favourites that may not be available elsewhere. Turner also has two independent film production companies, Ted Turner Pictures and Ted Turner Documentaries that have produced work that has been critically acclaimed. His entrepreneurial nature is shown by his number 1 birthday. He owns several businesses and this is good because number 1 people have a great need for independence, autonomy, leadership and creative control. They like to be pioneers and trailblazers.
A career dealing with movies is also shown by Neptune being the closest planet to the MC, the cusp of his career house. Neptune represents the glamour and sophistication of Hollywood, particularly old Hollywood of the 20s-60s. Venus the ruler of the MC is placed in the 12th house, the house that is associated with Pisces and Neptune and thus connected with fantasy, imagination, and artistic self-expression, all elements relating to movies. Venus is conjunct the Sun- this is a good aspect contributing to honour, success and glory in one’s profession. It also favours wealth accrual. His life path 6 which vibrates to Venus shows his artistic talent and interest in movies. According to his website, he is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, industry awards and civic honors, including being named TIME Magazine’s 1991 Man of the Year, Broadcasting and Cable’s Man of the Century in 1999 and one of TIME 100 World’s Most Influential People in 2009.
In recent years, Turner received the 2011 Palazzo Strozzi Foundation’s Renaissance Man of the Year award, the Overseas Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and was honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35thAnnual Sports Emmy® Awards in 2014, among many others. Number 6 as a life path has a sense of responsibility in serving other people, if they don’t feel that they are helping people who need assistance, they aren’t satisfied. While almost all billionaires contribute to charitable and social causes, Ted Turner was one of the first to do so with his billion dollar donation to the United Nations Fund and thus inspire many other wealthy people to do the same by calling on the media to publish lists of who gave the most. The Venus-Sun conjunction occurs in the 12th house which symbolizes his use of wealth for a variety of philanthropic efforts, charities and worthy causes. He is also fulfilling the calling of his 11th house North Node by engaging in humanitarian and social change ventures to make the world better for future generations. The Moon at 28 degrees Libra making a tight conjunction to the cusp of the 11th house speaks to his profound emotional connection to humanitarian efforts, and an accountability to the brotherhood and sisterhood of the world. To help those underprivileged and disadvantaged people by restoring equality, balance and justice makes him more secure and gives him true happiness. The number 22/4 for his personality and soul urge numbers vibrate to Uranus and the sign Aquarius and gives a very strong humanitarian bent to his character. The master builder reputation of the 22 is also strongly seen with his long lasting legacy for his work. The Ted Turner foundation and the Captain Planet Foundation is an example of how his future oriented brilliance and practical ambition is having a meaningful impact on the earth. Ted joined The Giving Pledge and thus committed that he would give the majority of his wealth to philanthropic causes. His humanitarian efforts include:
In 2010, after joining The Giving Pledge he is quoted as saying:
“I don’t measure success in numbers, but I consider my contributions of more than 1.3 billion dollars to various causes over the years to be one of my proudest accomplishments and the best investment I’ve ever made. Those dollars have improved lives, saved species, fought disease, educated children, inspired change, challenged ideas and opened minds; and at the time of my death, virtually all of my wealth will have gone to charity. Looking back, if I had to live my life over, there are things I would do differently, but the one thing I would not change is my charitable giving. I’m particularly thankful for my father’s advice to set goals so high that they can’t possibly be achieved during a lifetime and to give help where help is needed most. That inspiration keeps me energized and eager to keep working hard every day on giving back and making the world a better place for generations to come”.
His attitude and expectations for success are auspicious. The ruler of the 2nd house Saturn is in Aries, its dispositor is Mars. Mars is in Libra at 15 degrees, exactly conjunct the midpoint of the 10th house. Besides the cusp, midpoints are a place of maximal power of the house. Mars here gives him the necessary boldness, courage and ambition to take those risks that will bring more vitality and success in his career. He will fight to rise to the top. This is also in line with his birthday number 1. Being connected to the second house, he will put a lot of his ambitious energy and physical vitality into earning money. He is not one to undervalue himself, he will know what he is worth and make sure that other people value him correctly.
Jupiter is in Aquarius so let us examine the dispositor Uranus. Uranus is in Taurus in the 5th house. Uranus in the chart represents an area where we experience innovation. Uranus is placed in Taurus, with one signifier being food, Taurus is a sign that likes to cook and leisurely likes to savour its food, especially if it is gourmet. One of Ted’s for-profit ventures is his American restaurant chain Ted’s Montana Grill which currently has 45 establishments across America. He co-founded the restaurant with George McKerrow Jr, who is known as a leader in fine dining and casual restaurants as he founded LongHorn Steakhouse over 20 years ago. The chain serves classical American comfort food and has the biggest bison menu in the world. This restaurant is particularly Uranian in two areas. The first is that it serves a good social cause- it provides an incentive for ranchers to actively preserve and grow their herds, saving them from extinction. The second is that it is future oriented because it is devoted to sustainability. The restaurant details several impressive commitments such as using paper straws, biodegradable soaps and coasters, water efficient toilets and to-go cups made from cornstarch to name a few. Recall that his personality and soul urge numbers are 22/4 which vibrate to Uranus and enhances the far sighted vision to preserve the environment for future generations and at the same time has a charitable purpose in saving the bisons. Uranus is in the 5th house and that resonates because this house represents leisure time and what one does for fun, and having a night out at a good restaurant is enjoyable for many. We also see this potential for being in the restaurant business from the Moon being in the 10th house and the 2nd house ruler being in the 4th house. The moon’s natural house is the 4th house and both the moon and the 4th house relate to family, loved ones, comfort, hospitality, food and creating memories- all of which a good experience at a restaurant is related to. The moon being in the 10th also enables him to understand what the public needs and then being able to fulfill their desires so that it increases the restaurant’s popularity.
Although Jupiter is in the 2nd house, it is conjunct the 3rd house cusp by 1 degree. The third house represents communications, television, movies, broadcasting and media. It is also worth noting that Mercury, the planet associated with the third house and representing broadcasting and all types of communication is conjunct the ascendant by five degrees, showing that these themes will be associated with his personality and how people view him on first impression. In my view he is a very skilled communicator, articulately getting his message across to a wide variety of people. He became president and CEO of his father’s company, Turner’s advertising and when he renamed the company Turner Broadcasting Company, he founded CNN. In 1992 he created the Cartoon Network in addition to launching Turner Network Television (TNT) and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). In 1996, Time Warner purchased his company for $7.5 billion.