Back in November I began a natal study of Steve Jobs, the late innovator and CEO of Apple Inc. In the initial post I discussed some of the salient features of his natal chart. You can find that post here:
The next step was to examine the directed charts for key events in his life. I looked first at the years 1976 (the founding of Apple with Steve Wozniak) and 1984 (release of the Macintosh). But the testimonies in the returns, especially, seemed sparse. So I turned instead to the years of Apple’s breakthrough product releases, starting in 2001 with the iPod. These years also showed surprisingly little. I then checked several other years that would seem to be important, either for career or for health reasons, but with similar results: fewer testimonies than expected, or evidence in the progressions but little confirming evidence in the solar and lunar returns.
Riveting! That's the word I have to describe the new Steve Jobs movie by Aaron Sorkin, released October 9. The film accomplishes this without any action or special effects--just excellent dialogue, superbly delivered by a fine cast of actors. It’s a compelling portrait, depicting the late innovator as incredibly driven and visionary--but not so skilled with people.
The film shows Jobs being domineering and intransigent much of the time. Reviews on the accuracy of this
portrayal are mixed. Some have complained that the movie overplays his flaws while ignoring his more admirable qualities. (I've included links to a few articles, below.) I think the filmmakers did a good job of exploring Jobs’s complexities without diminishing his greatness.