Oprah Winfrey may have had to overcome the obstacles of illegitimacy, poverty and childhood sexual abuse. While her birth chart reveals such difficulties, it also portrays the strengths that allowed her to transform those liabilities into her phenomenal success. Primary among these is her ability just to be herself. Being an Aquarius with the Moon, key to her emotional nature, in the buoyant Sagittarius, she views what she’s faced with detachment. What’s more, the powerfully placed Pluto indicates a deep commitment to the facing – and expressing - even uncomfortable truths. Thus, in openly discussing problems, from the past to weight issues, she created a uniquely powerful bond with her audience. Originally her show focused on sensationalistic stories. Then, after her 40th birthday, her respect for knowledge kicked in, and she committed to inspiring talk and – books. Now Oprah has American reading. And of her own stunning wealth? Judging by her chart, she’s equally detached about business; this enables her to make canny manoeuvres without her ego interfering. Similarly, her dazzling lifestyle is balanced by a substantial portion of her millions being channelled into scholarships and foundations.