Metta World Peace
Earlier this year, basketball player Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace. I really didn’t know anything about him, so I didn’t bat an eyelash when I read the news. Just a moment ago, however, I discovered that Metta is the birthday boy for November 13.
It’s quite out-of-character for a Scorpio to change much of anything. Although the sign is associated with transformation, the transformations that most Scorpio natives undergo are gradual — sometimes even undetectable. I would expect this sort of behavior from someone with a strong mutable influence in their chart. So I looked up his chart to find that he has Mercury, Venus and Neptune in mutable Sagittarius, along with the moon, Jupiter and Saturn in mutable Virgo.
Change is in his nature. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover that his Sagittarius planets occupy a place in his chart where they are more prominent than his sun, but without an accurate birthtime, that’s not possible. It would interesting to see, though. He’s got a natal chart fraught with difficult aspects, and a chart like often produces an individual who can change the world.