Astrology by Paul Saunders : Capricorn Sun Signs
Showing posts with label Capricorn Sun Signs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Capricorn Sun Signs. Show all posts

Monday, 12 November 2018

Stan Lee, the creator of Marvel Comics passes away aged 95

Stan lee

The creator of Marvel Comics, Spiderman, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men and other fantastic superheroes has passed away in Los Angeles – he was 95 years old. A writer, designer and comic creator, he was the father of the fantastic superhero films and adventures that millions around the world enjoy today. In that sense he had no equal.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Sergio Garcia finally wins The Masters


Sergio trophy 2

Massive huge congratulations to Sergio Garcia, the Spanish golfer who until last night was forever the bridesmaid and never the bride. Seventy four major championships he had played and never once a winner until with a throat curdling scream of utter delight he won the one they all want to win, the Masters at Augusta.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Muhammad Ali – A look back at the horoscope of the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.


Last night the news came in that one of the most iconic sports personalities ever had passed away. Muhammad Ali had the most amazing life, from growing up from poor roots in Kentucky, to conquering the world in the boxing ring with skill and grace, in standing up for his chosen religion & dealing with a degenerative and incapacitating illness. Muhammad Ali remains one of the most awe inspiring people in sport and a name that will live on through the ages. Looking at his astrology chart, I want to try and dig a little deeper to try to explain why he was “simply the greatest”.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Kei Nishikori - Taking the tennis world by storm


What a result. The Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori this afternoon amazingly beat world number 1 Novak Djokovic in four incredible sets at the US Open to become Japan's first ever men's grand slam finalist. Kei has been steadily improving but this is certainly his breakthrough moment and it will delight a nation that has never had a male tennis player of any note.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Frankie Knuckles - Legendary DJ, house music composer and re-mixer passes away aged just 59.


This is a bit of a personal tribute from myself as I used to play house music, I was a DJ many years ago and Frankie Knuckles was without doubt one on the guys I looked up to more than any other. One of the original Chicago house DJs, he was responsible for the classic Robert Owens track "Tears", "One Love", "The Whistle Song" and he remixed many tracks from Michael Jackson to Diana Ross, Chaka Khan to Alison Limerick, Candi Staton, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross and Toni Braxton. Only this weekend he was spinning his tunes at the legendary Ministry of Sound in London, and now he has left us. I understand he suffered with type 2 diabetes and through complications with this condition, he suddenly passed away yesterday. 

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Phil Everly passes away aged 74

Phil Everly

One of the great names of the pop music scene in the 50’s and 60's and one half of the duo the Everly Brothers, Phil Everly has died in California due to a lung condition. In their heyday, Don and Phil penned a sting of successful hits including “Bye Bye Love”, “Wake Up Little Suzie” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream” and were notable for their close harmony. Rolling Stone said that they were one of the most important duo’s in popular music history.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Michael Schumacher critical after skiing accident.


Yesterday, the former multi times world Formula 1 racing champion suffered a very serious accident while skiing at the French Alpine resort of Meribel. It appears that he fell and hit his head on a rock, suffering head injuries and was transported by helicopter to Grenoble where he went immediate surgery to relieve pressure and swelling on his brain. He remains in a critical situation at the time of writing in an intensive care ward, the doctors monitoring his situation “hour by hour”.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Sir Henry Cecil - Legendary racehorse trainer passes away

Henry Cecil

Sir Henry Cecil, one the greats in the horse racing world has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Born 11th Jan 43 (birth time unknown) in Aberdeen, Scotland, the most famous horse he trained Frankel retired recently with an unbeaten and unblemished perfect record. He was always a bit of a stylish dresser and he went on once he took up horse training he went on to win 25 classic races including The Epsom Derby 4 times and the The Epsom Oakes 8 times.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Justin Welby – The astrology of the new Archbishop of Canterbury

justin welby

Just a couple of days ago, Justin Welby was ordained as the latest Archbishop of Canterbury, taking over the post from Rowan Williams who has held the position since December 2002. Justin is the former Bishop of Durham and a rising star in ecclesiastical circles and yet he admitted that his nomination to the highest post in the Anglican church was a complete shock. He now takes over a church which has seen declining numbers attending to church as Britain becomes a more sceptical and secular society in general.

Friday, 11 January 2013

David Bowie – Musical maestro returns from the wilderness

David Bowie

David Bowie has been absent from the world music scene for around a decade, that is until his birthday a couple of days ago when from out of the blue a new single “Where are we now” appeared out of nowhere. Legions of music fans from around the world hailed this understated comeback song, and it will surely be catapulted to the top of the download charts at the end of this week. It just so happened that on the launch, the Sun had just been conjunct the musical fixed star Vega and Mercury, the planet of news and media was close to approaching it, conjunctions that often herald the arrival of a charismatic person. David Bowie in that sense in the music world has few equals.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Donna Summer - The last dance. The astrology of the late “Queen of Disco”.

Donna Summer 2

If you think of disco music, there were few more iconic artists than Donna Summer. Hits like “I Feel Love”, “Hot Stuff” “McArthur Park” and “Love To Love You Baby” blared out every Friday & Saturday nights in neon lit discos around the world. She won 5 Grammy awards but a conscious attempt to change her style to a more new wave and rock based style in the 80’s failed, and she drifted out of the mainstream pop charts. Nevertheless, Donna’s impact had been made and she will forever be synonymous with the sounds of  disco, the original dance music pioneered by Donna and her producer Giorgio Moroder at Casablanca Records in the 70’s.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Davy Jones – Monkees front man dies of a massive heart attack.

Davy Jones

Fresh faced and bright eyed, Davy Jones was the heartthrob lead singer of the manufactured 60’s pop group “The Monkees”. There have been several attempts to market pop group through TV but to this day I don’t believe that any were as successful as the Monkees were. The group were known for such hits as “Daydream Believer”, “Last train to Clarksville” & “I’m a Believer”. After the Monkees disbanded in 1971, he returned to acting, something he had done from an early age. Today Davy who now lived in Florida today died of a sudden heart attack. He was 66 years of age.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Judi Dench – Working on bravely as she fears the loss of her sight.

dame judi dench

Dame Judi Dench is one of the foremost actresses of her generation. Today in the news there were reports that she is suffering from age-related macular degeneration or AMD, a condition that eventually could lead to blindness. Apparently she is struggling to read scripts and even to recognise faces, but she plans to soldier on acting despite the difficulties of her illness. The actress known for winning an academy award for her role in Shakespeare in Love in 1998 as well as starring as “M” in the James Bond films, is due to continuing to shoot the latest one in the series “Skyfall”.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Muhammad Ali – A look at the horoscope of the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.

Last night the news came in that one of the most iconic sports personalities ever had passed away. Muhammad Ali had the most amazing life, from growing up from poor roots in Kentucky, to conquering the world in the boxing ring with skill and grace, in standing up for his chosen religion & dealing with a degenerative and incapacitating illness. Muhammad Ali remains one of the most awe inspiring people in sport and a name that will live on through the ages. Looking at his astrology chart, I want to try and dig a little deeper to try to explain why he was “simply the greatest”.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Stephen Hawking – Defying illness, age and medical expectations.


Professor Stephen Hawking was 70 years old today.  That is 49 years since he first suffered the symptoms of ALS, a variation of Motor Neurone disease. In this regard he is almost unique, as the normal life expectancy of such a condition is normally 10 years. Add to the fact that he is one of the most brilliant cosmologists and theoretical physicists in the world today, and this is a very remarkable man.

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Kim Jong Un – The “Morning Star King” rules over North Korea

North Korea Kim Jong Il The Military Card

So North Korea has a new supreme leader in the form of young, inexperienced Kim Jong Un. Immediately astrologers around the world would have been scouring the internet for any information on when this young man was born. We do have a clue from his mother. In the BBC today, it is reported that his mother called him the “Morning Star King”. All reports have said that he was born on 8th of January in 1983 or 1984. Surely the morning star must have been either Mercury or Venus rising above the horizon at the time of his birth? Now in 1983 on 8th January, both these planets were well below the horizon line, but in 1984 Venus rose just after 05.00am and Mercury hit the horizon line at 07.00am. For sure then this lad must have been born in 1984, and for Venus to rise up high enough in the sky for it to be seen, it must have been between 06.30 and around 07.30am. So what time? He will have either a Sagittarian or Capricorn Ascendant and for someone propelled into a position of authority so quickly, a Capricorn ascendant seems far more likely. His demeanour seems very business like and serious (favouring Capricorn) and we have one other pointer, the colours he seems to favour. To my knowledge, he has only ever been seen, before and after his father’s death, in black attire which to me signifies Capricorn all day long.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Michael Stipe – New challenges ahead for the REM frontman, as the band splits after 31 years together.

michael stipe

I met Michael Stipe many years ago. It was at Heathrow Airport in terminal one and I didn’t realise it at the time. He was a very quiet, unassuming man with thin rounded glasses, dressed in a grey coat, wearing a matching hat and not seemingly attracting any attention. Little did I realise that around 7 years later I would be blogging about him. The reason I am writing about him now is that REM, one of “the bands of the 80’s” who influenced a generation of music lovers, have finally hung up their guitars after a glorious 31 year run. Every successful band that has ever been has always had an iconic frontman, and today I look at the horoscope of that man I bumped into at London Heathrow.

Michael was born in Atlanta Junction, Georgia on 4th January 1960 at 00.26am. He is a Sun sign Capricorn (so typical of a Capricorn to be dressed in grey), with a very dreamy Piscean Moon and a Libran Ascendant. The general orientation of this chart is very much angled to the Eastern hemisphere, which indicates that generally, Michael will tend to focus on himself. This is quite a fiery and mutable chart. Five planets in fire signs bring enthusiasm and energy that burns brightly within him, and 6 planets in mutable signs is an indication of adaptability, a willingness to change styles and to experiment.

MichaelStipe natal

The combination of Capricorn Sun and Pisces Moon shows a need to search for an ideal, to create & work with abstract and intangible ideas and he does this through the energy of the Capricorn Sun by administrating, by leading from the front. Dealing with and creating music involves using abstract ideas and sounds and making a coherent pattern from them, and of course Michael with this prominent Saturn would have to feel in charge of this whole process. Just with Sun and Moon, even without knowing who Michael was, you could get a feel for what he would do with his life.

The Capricorn Sun sits in the 4th house very closely in conjunction with Saturn. A Capricorn Sun is very much a contradiction in terms, like Saturn the ruler of the sign. Capricorn shows ambition and willingness to succeed but is also associated with fear, with restriction, with pessimism. Often Capricorns veer between the two, being so confident one minute, then wracked by doubt the next. Capricorns can be very conservative and staid one minute, but the next can have the most crazy sense of outrageous fun and humour. With Michael, the Saturn influence is very strong, as through a stressful t-square it connects with his Midheaven and also his Libran Ascendant. Even the gregarious nature of the normally sociable Libran Ascendant is very much tempered here, making him feel uncomfortable in the company of other people, especially large gatherings. With both planets in the 4th house, this will be a very, shy introspective guy who wishes to remain very private, especially at home and with his family.  However, when on stage, the wild and crazy side of Capricorn comes out fully; all the pent up emotion and energy is released. I remember seeing a mesmerising, manic Michael Stipe performing brilliantly at the Glastonbury festival in 1999, where he and REM were truly fantastic (this a photo above from that very performance), and a few years later thinking when I met him that surely this wasn’t the quiet & ever so polite guy I had encountered. Here are the two extremes of Capricorn visibly at work.

The Sun and Saturn are part of a wider stellium which sits over the 3rd and 4th houses. In the 3rd house we find Mercury, Jupiter and Mars all in Sagittarius. This is the hose of communication & immediately we think of someone who is has a sharp brain as well as a sharp tongue; someone who will be outspoken. However this conjunction is connected to the Sun/Saturn so this urge to speak is severely tempered and is serious is nature. Yet there still is very much a can do feel of this connection of planets, seeing the big picture, reaching out to the masses. Stipe has had a reputation of being quiet in public but letting the lyrics in the songs outline his political views. If one were to ask him about the subject of his songs, I am betting he would tell you that he was trying to send out a message of hope through his music, aiding & influencing people through the lyrics he was writing. Wether it was about politics, “Document” “Green”, death and suffering “Automatic for the People” or the wider world, love and relationships “Monster”. There is also a philosophical side to him too.  Michael will be a perpetual student of theories, relationships & concepts of the understanding of life itself, so long as they have a human element to them. He will be an excellent listener, and will have a talent for getting other people to open up to him. This is the placement of the teacher and had Michael not been a musician, I suspect he may have ended up lecturing  about politics or something similar. A musician he became, and a very hard working one too. The Moon in the 6th house speaks of a man who is constantly grafting. There is an element of service to this Moon. The Pisces Moon is very sympathetic and kind and will want to help in any way it can. Michael will see his music as providing a service to heal broken hearts, to inspire people to act as well as to entertain. If you think that Michael will retire from music and creation after REM, think again. The 6th house Moon will not allow this to happen and  it makes a triple square to Mercury, Mars and Jupiter. Michael will be generous, maybe overly so, and he will be sympathetic to his friends, but there is a very temperamental and awkward side to him which may flare up suddenly if he is irritated or frustrated, making it very difficult for others around him to put up with his moods. He needs to be on the go all the time, keeping his mind active to stop the grumpy and more aggressive side of his personality taking over.

Looking over to the 11th house of groups associations and received love, we find Uranus and Pluto. This is a really interesting combination, mainly because usually those with Pluto in the 11th house normally have an aversion to joining group or associations, yet Michael was part of REM for 31 years!! The only exception to the rule, seems to be if you believe that the group you are joining will encourage you to change in some way, or if the group itself is integral in helping to change society. I think that Michael’s motivations for starting up REM were the latter, and with Pluto’s influence here, he would want to have complete control of the output, from music to lyrics and even the artwork on the sleeves of the albums and singles. Uranus in the 11th promotes social change and encourages progressive ideas and I believe this has been the driving force behind his music. One other side-line of Uranus in the 11th, is that Michael will have a collection of rather unusual or extremely talented friends, more of that later...

There are multiple trines from Pluto and Uranus to the wide stellium in the 3rd and 4th houses. Mars Uranus is impetuous, inventive and has good natural rhythm and fast reflexes. This is an aspect that has to keep moving forward and hates stagnation and delay. Jupiter Uranus is so progressive and full of new ideas. Think of blasting off into space and exploring the stars, the planets and the universe and you have the basis for Jupiter trine Uranus. Pluto Mercury is the investigator, the man who looks for the hidden motives behind everything, seeking the answers, behind the answers to the questions.

Pluto trine Sun/Saturn shows control, being also the basis for his ambition and drive to be someone special and pushes one to personal success. This trine is part of a larger mini grand trine with Neptune in the 2nd house sitting at the focal point. Neptune in the 2nd is often seen with people with creative careers, especially musical ones. This is Taurus’ house which incidentally rules the throat and voice, and is the most rhythmical of all the signs in the zodiac. It is interesting that in the early albums, deciphering what Stipe was singing about was almost impossible due to his incoherent singing style. One can see the restricting influence of Pluto and Saturn on this Neptune. The heavy nature of this mini grand trine reflect the seriousness and deep introspection of the subject matter and style of rock that REM was known for. Even “Pop Song” and “Shiny Happy People” had an ironic feel, and an undercurrent of sadness about them. Notice how Pluto, Neptune, Mars, Saturn and the Sun all feed directly into the Cancerian Midheaven by aspect, highlighting how central Stipe’s music, control and ambitions have been to his career, seen through the Pisces Moon (Cancer’s ruler). This mini grand trine is business orientated and Michael has expanded into other Neptunian ruled areas like film production and acting.

Finally time to look at Venus in the 2nd house which is in Sagittarius and square to Pluto. Venus here loves quality, harmony and beauty in one’s possessions, is very affectionate and giving in Sagittarius and one is more interested in a spiritual and intellectual rapport with the one you love, rather than going on looks alone. The trine to Pluto also indicates that any relationship you find yourself in must be deep & emotional, and that you may be transformed by it. Now the speculation for a long time was that Michael was gay, however due to his private nature, it took a long time before he opened up and “came out”. Any good astrologer would have known this a long time before Michael’s admission. Look to the 7th house of relationships and we find Aries (Mars’ sign on the cusp). Mars as I mentioned before is trine to Uranus, known for unusual, bizarre and eclectic behaviour. Michael’s choice of partner and relationships would almost certainly go against the grain of social norms, especially in relation to conservative Georgia where he grew up.

MichaelStipe transits

Looking to the transit charts, we find transiting Saturn now well now into Michael’s first house. This suggests that the decision to break up REM had been in the pipeline for a year or so. Saturn passing the ascendant often winds up old issues and things that you no longer see as relevant to your life and heralds a new 28 year cycle of growth, one where new talents and ambitions can be developed for the next period in your life. Transiting Uranus had also around that time passed over the natal South Node, which always tends to have the effect of bringing important periods in one’s life to an end. Aquarius, Uranus’ associated sign sits on the cusp of the 5th house of creativity, so I suspect creative divisions within the group (Uranus sits in the 11th house of groups) would have caused the eventual split. I would expect him to continue his workaholic ways with his film interests and also do not be surprised if Michael branches out to do more solo projects, or ones in collaboration with other musicians.

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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Nicholas Cage - In hot water after a drunken row in New Orleans

Nicholas Cage

Oh dear! Another star is in trouble after a drunken row. We have had a rash of them recently with both Charlie Sheen and John Galliano to name but two having problems. Today it was reported that actor Nicholas Cage was arrested by the local police for smashing cars in a drunken rage after an argument with his wife Alice Kim. He has been remanded in custody before a court appearance later today.

Nicholas was born as Nicholas Kim Coppola (before he changed his name to Cage) in Harbor City, California on 7th January 1964 at 05.30 hrs making him a seriously minded Capricorn. He has a socially active Moon in Libra in the 10th house and an adventurous Sagittarius ascendant. The Sun sit sits in the first house conjunct to Mercury and Mars. This is a “go get-em” combination, Nicholas is sharp of tongue, sharp of mind, sharp of temper and sharp of action. In all these planets in Capricorn, there is no lack of ambition here and he will tenaciously follow all his goals and ambitions through to completion in a disciplined and controlled manner. The Sun in the middle of this conjunction is part a mini grand trine being trine to controlling Pluto conjunct Uranus and the formation is completed with Neptune at the point with sextiles out to the Sun and Pluto. All Nick’s controlled energy from the Sun/Mercury/Mars and from Pluto is focused on Neptune, the ruler of films and creative pursuits.

CageNicolas natal

Pluto never knows when to stop and it is noticeable that since he was a child Nick has been starring in films at a very regular rate. It is not surprising with Pluto, Mars the Sun and Neptune in deep Scorpio all combining together that Nick’s most successful roles to date have all been in action films, although he will also be attracted to more unusual independent ventures too with Uranus trine to Mercury, as well as the technology in making films. This is something I think that Nick will move to more and more, following his uncle Frances Ford Coppola. The fifth house of creativity is ruled by Venus through Taurus on the cusp. Taurus has always been associated with making things and as Venus is conjunct Saturn, Nick will have a desire to administrate and make successful films as he grows older. With a Sagittarian ascendant and a Libran Midheaven opposite Jupiter, Nick has ambitions to be socially popular (Libra), and internationally (Jupiter/Sagittarius) known through his life’s work (Midheaven).

The mini grand trine I wrote has had a couple of other effects on Nick’s life. The Sun is an indicator of the father in a chart and with a connection between Pluto and Uranus to the Sun, we can say that his dad was controlling, disruptive and very independent. More than likely, Nick’s father would have had a drink problem, with the sextiles to Neptune (something Nick has also taken on too) and we know that Nick’s life was transformed in 1976 when his parents divorced, exactly as transiting Pluto the planet of metamorphosis was conjunct his Midheaven (or parental axis).

Moving onto the Venus/Saturn conjunction in the second house. Venus/Saturn is always associated with disappointments in relationships. Nick is now onto his 3rd marriage and this changeability in his permanent ties is echoed by Gemini being on the cusp of the 7th house of partners and also the square between Saturn/Venus and Neptune. With Nick, there will always be the illusion (Neptune) that his next love (Venus) will finally be the right one but unfortunately for him, he will almost always be disappointed (Saturn) and so the cycle starts again. It will take him a long time to eventually be settled in married life, if he ever does get settled? Saturn/Venus in the 2nd also bring the constant fear (Saturn) of a lack of money and resources (Venus). This is another motivating factor in why Nicholas is such a prolific actor, doing good and bad films alike. He needs to earn money. Nick’s chart is the latest in a long line of charts I have looked at to have Venus in Aquarius; a placing which bestows a film star glitz and glamour to a persona – it is amazing to see how many people in the public eye have this position.

Finally looking at the two planets I have yet to properly focus on, we can see a quindecile between Jupiter bang on the IC and the Moon in the take control position in the 10th house. Nicholas came from a very religious Roman Catholic family and that faith can be seen with Jupiter the planet of faith on the parental 4th/10th axis, sitting just into the 4th house of home. Here Nicholas will want a large comfortable house and home-life with no expense spared. In fact he has a propensity for buying houses, he purchased several large homes around the globe which he has bought at great cost. This is ok if you can afford them, however, the US tax authorities have been investigating Cage’s finances in the past few years (we return to authoritarian Saturn/Venus in the 2nd house of personal finances) and the worrying square to Neptune which suggest not being honest with the management of his money. Nick’s over optimistic (Jupiter) spending (Venus) and his confused attitude (Neptune) to money will cause him problems with the authorities and he will have to learn lessons (Saturn).

He is a very optimistic person, he will believe that there will always be another opportunity just around the corner, something that I believe his mother have preached to him (with Jupiter on the cusp of the 4th house). Jupiter is also square the Sun and Mercury and this backs up his attitude to relationships that the grass will always be greener on the other side. Nick will harbour grand plans (Jupiter/Mercury) and he will have an obsession to carry them out himself; again here is another indication that with these big ideas (Jupiter) he will need (the Moon indicates need) to be more and more in control of his work (Moon in 10th house) in the future. This Moon is very temperamental being square to Mars, making Nick difficult to live with and if things don’t go his way, he is liable to throw fits of temper, just like the one which has got him in bother today.

CageNicolas transits

Low and behold when we look at the transits for today versus Nick’s natal chart, transiting Mars is conjunct natal Jupiter exactly making a obsessional quindecile to the temperamental natal Moon. An intense flow of angry (Mars) energy aggravating an already stressed planet (the Moon) and so Nick went over the top (Jupiter) in his reaction. Transiting Mars is also exactly opposite his Midheaven, so his public reputation is taking a hit, backed up by Saturn which is conjunct it too. Mars and the Moon were square Mercury when the incident occurred, so the story (Mercury) of his violence (Mars) to the cars (Mercury) and his emotional reaction (Moon) was picked the media (Mercury). Transiting Saturn is opposite Jupiter so the authorities and the police (Saturn) could bring legal (Jupiter) action against him. Transiting Pluto is conjunct Mercury so his movements and communication (Mercury) are now being controlled and restricted (Pluto). I can go a bit deeper, with transiting Neptune making a disruptive little 45 degree semi-square to his natal Sun, making Nick right now a bit more susceptible to being affected by drink and drugs.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Mel Gibson – Creative, intense but temperamental too


Mel Gibson has put himself back in the news after pleading guilty to battery against his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in a Los Angeles court this week. Mel who is 55 will now go on 3 years probation, will go through domestic violence counselling and will do 16 hours of community service.

Mel a Sun Sign Capricorn is no stranger to rage. Born on 3rd January 1956 in Peekskill, NY in the United States at 16.45, Mel has one of the more intense charts that I have seen in an actor. As well as the Capricorn Sun, Mel has a Cancer ascendant and a social Libran Moon. The Sun is peregrine (unconnected by any major aspect to any other planet) and is also opposite the ascendant. This Sun will tend to dominate the chart and because it is in Saturn we can safely say that Mel is very conservative. Not only is he conservative, he is very stubborn too with six planets in fixed signs. Once he makes his mind up, he won’t be budged.


The overall  look of the chart shows most of the planets below the horizon; Mel’s whole life was coloured by growing up. At age 14, his family emigrated to Australia just as transiting Pluto entered his 4th house of home and opposed his Midheaven, this move would transform his future career prospects and soon after the family settled, he took up acting classes. Neptune, the planet associated with film and movies is right on the cusp of the 4th and 5th houses. The young Mel would have found home life confusing, maybe he would have had his only little dream world in his mind into which he would escape (Neptune is square Mercury ruling the mind) and on the cusp of the 5th there would obviously be an attraction to film and all creative pursuits. Neptune is on the point of a Neptune Uranus Mercury t-square. Mel will be an individual, a bit of a rebel with Uranus in the first; a rebel with a very sharp and inventive mind too, with the Uranus Mercury opposition. All that creative mental energy is directed onto the filmic Neptune. In the fifth house we also find Mars and Saturn. This is a heavyweight combination showing huge determination, a stern, harsh, even violent temper which will come up like a volcano (trine Uranus)  and an attraction to action roles, Mad Max, Lethal Weapon, Braveheart. Mel not only has a serious attitude to acting but also for controlling the whole process of making  films. This conjunction is square the midheaven; Mel was always destined to be a film director.

The Saturn/Mars conjunction I just mentioned is square another heavyweight conjunction, Pluto conjunct with Jupiter in the 3rd house. Mel is a powerful speaker, has an aptitude for making making money, and has a deep level of faith, especially sextile Neptune in Scorpio. His faith will be very, very, strictly adhered to with the Mars/Saturn square.  The Passion of the Christ which Mel directed with it’s dark, brooding, controversial nature and message, so accurately encompasses all of the elements that I just described.

Mel’s Venus, the only planet I have not yet looked at sits in cool, rebellious Aquarius. You find a lot of good looking people with Venus in Aquarius, they have an almost electric sparkle about them. He will have a cool almost unapproachable demeanour, more interested in being friends then having a serious relationship. Mel’s will have a large circle of friends who he will constantly lean on. With Venus in the 8th house, what relationships he does make will be stormy, he almost likes it and needs it that way.

Right now Mel has transiting Saturn square his ascendant from his 4th house – the violence to would have taken place in the home environment. Transiting Uranus is opposite Moon, trine both Saturn and it’s own natal position so an emotional bust up and transiting Neptune is square Saturn and opposite Pluto. Shows confusion, deceit, maybe alcohol was involved in some way?