Tom Cruise is not having a very good year. First his wife Katie Holmes left him secretly and suddenly, although not, for many of us, surprisingly. Now a revealing article in Vanity Fair reveals something that many of us suspected: that Scientology conducted auditions for a mate for Cruise.
Previous articles I have written on Tom Cruise have used a noon chart because a birth time is not known. Astrodatabank is the scholarly source for astrological data, and their website says, essentially, you might as well use a ouija board than the times that are out there.
The website Astrotheme, which uses a variety of databases to come up with birth data for known personalities, cites a birth time of 3:06 pm for Cruise. Using this birth time gives us a Scorpio ascendant which is very believable considering Cruise’s fetish for secrecy and power. However, the birth time is unsupported and where we would expect a significant series of planetary events at a time like that, especially to the angles which are dependent upon an accurate time of birth. A chart using this birth time does give us a square from Chiron to the ascendant right now which would reflect the wounding to Cruise’s image which is occurring under the intense scrutiny of his life right now.
I also found an unsourced 12:05 pm birthtime out there which provides us with a Virgo ascendant and Gemini on the midheaven. This birth time, however, offers absolutely no astrological clue to the important events that are occurring now in Cruise’s life. With no source and no planetary impact I am inclined to discard this one completely.