Lois Rodden’s AstroDataBank is featuring Dr. Paul Farmer as its latest Newsmaker. The American-born doctor is world famous for his belief that health care is a right, not a privilege. He put his conviction into action by founding a free hospital in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Haiti.
Farmer’s nonprofit Partners in Health has also brought free health care to Rwanda.
Here’s the link to Farmer’s chart: http://www.astrodatabank.com/NM/FarmerPaul.htm
Farmer was profiled by Tracy Kidder in The New Yorker and was the subject of Kidder’s book, Mountains Beyond Mountains. The Harvard Medical School graduate has been a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius grant” and donated the $250,000 cash prize to Partners in Health. If you’re interested in the work of this foundation, click here to learn more: http://www.pih.org/home.html
I’m not surprised to see that Farmer, born Oct. 26, 1959 at 7:59 a.m. in North Adams, Mass., has a Sun/Mars/Neptune conjunction in intense Scorpio in the 12th house, which rules hospitals and other institutions. He is a champion of society’s downtrodden and forgotten.
Let’s look at the connections between the chart of Farmer and that of Haiti, which is here, courtesy of Astrodienst.
The main aspects that I see: Farmer’s North Node, at 3 degrees of Libra, is smack on Haiti’s Saturn, while his Sun, at 3 degrees of Scorpio, is conjunct Haiti’s Jupiter.
Translation: Farmer has a karmic connection with Haiti that he’s fulfilling through his hospital. The desperate circumstances in Haiti, which is struggling with poverty, deforestation, and political instability exacerbated by U.S. interference alternating with neglect, is quite satisfying to the doctor, who thrives on life-and-death situations.