Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry call it quits

Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry ended their relationship last week, although there are indications that the relationship actually ended weeks or months ago.

Unfortunately there is a discrepancy on birth dates for Gabriel Aubry which makes it impossible to analyze his chart; some sources say January 4 1976, others say August 30 1976.  Not enough is known about him to make an educated judgment about which date of birth is accurate, but I am leaning towards the August 30 date because of the transits involved.

Aubry lived in five different foster homes when he was growing up which suggests a certain amount of trauma and both charts reflect difficulties in the emotional area.  The August 30 chart shows Saturn square to the passionate Scorpio Moon indicating isolation and loneliness, and a square from Neptune to the modest Virgo Sun suggesting a challenge to developing a clearly defined sense of self.

At the time of the breakup a number of different transits were at work in this chart: Transiting Uranus (freedom and change) in a challenging square to Venus (relationships); transiting Saturn (restriction) and Pluto (endings) in a challenging square to both his Mars (will and motivation) and Mercury (thought process).  The January 4 chart shows no major challenging transits unless there is something going on with the ascendant or midheaven which we can’t know without a birth time.

The January 4 chart includes a challenging square from Pluto to the Capricorn Sun which generally is an indicator for someone who continually reshapes their life as old patterns die and need to be replaced with new ones,  and a detached Aquarian Moon that is squared by Chiron, planet of wounding and healing.  This is a challenging dynamic because the Aquarian Moon […]

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By |2010-05-04T07:21:31-04:00May 4th, 2010|People, Relationships|4 Comments

The astrology of Justin Bieber’s sudden rise

Justin Bieber zodiacJustin Bieber will appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend, assuring his place in mainstream America forever.  Justin Bieber is only sixteen, but he has seemingly taken the world by storm with his popular R&B-style performances.  Evidently both Usher and Justin Timberlake wanted to sign Bieber.  His first album was released in November of 2009 and went platinum almost immediately.

For me the interesting thing astrologically about Justin Bieber is that he is one of the Uranus/Neptune kids – the kids that were born when Uranus and Neptune were conjunct in the sky between 1992 and 1995.  That particular combination of planets has a quality of genius but also of psychological difficulties as the radical innovation of Uranus combines with the fantasy and illusion of Neptune.  There is an enormous amount of creative potential with this entire generation, but many of them are extremely sensitive emotionally as well.  It is under this influence that the concept of “Indigo Children” arose, and many of the kids of this age group exhibit these Indigo tendencies such as heightened psychic awareness and sensitivity.

Justin Bieber’s creativity is obvious in his chart with his Piscean Sun and Venus.  Pisces is the sign that seeks to transcend material reality and move into a realm of imagination and wonder.  However, Saturn conjoins Justin’s Sun which gives him both a sense of insecurity as well as the desire and need to work hard and to build something, even at a young age.

It’s rare that someone with a sensitive Pisces Sun conjoined by repressive and insecure Saturn achieves this kind of fame so early, but Justin has Pluto, the planet of personal empowerment and transformation, in a very tight conjunction to his North Node […]

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By |2010-04-10T07:10:17-04:00April 10th, 2010|People|3 Comments

Why did Sandra Bullock marry Jesse James?

This whole debacle with Jesse James and the now eleven affairs he is supposed to have had during his marriage to Sandra Bullock, has me asking this question again.  Astrology provides a window into the motivation behind people’s actions, so I took a deeper look.

Sandra Bullock’s chart is not a very emotional one.  She has the Moon in reasonable and rational Aquarius, showing that her feelings (the Moon) tend to be filtered through the mind rather than the emotional body.  She has very little other water in her chart other than Saturn in Pisces, which shows a discomfort and fear (Saturn) of losing herself (Pisces), and Chiron is also in Pisces showing a wound (Chiron) in that same area.

In addition, with Venus (relating) in the changeable sign of Gemini, she is likely to need  a lot of space and air in her relationships. Chiron, the wounder and healer, is in a challenging square to Venus in Sandra’s chart which suggests that relationships are for her the greatest teachers but can sometimes lead to emotionally wrenching experiences.

Sandra met Jesse James in December 2003 when  transiting Pluto (transformation and compulsion) formed a challenging square to Chiron in Sandra’s chart and began to set off the Chiron/Venus system. Pluto transits call us deeper into the soul where we have to face parts of ourselves that have long been hidden, and Pluto transits to Venus also bring about intense relationship experiences that can be very difficult but which in the end teach us something about ourselves. Pluto transits to Chiron often have the effect of healing a deep wound within us, but can also serve to expose that wound so that it can be dealt with.

For the two years that Sandra and […]

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By |2010-03-25T07:00:27-04:00March 25th, 2010|People, Religion|Comments Off on Why did Sandra Bullock marry Jesse James?

Sandra Bullock, America’s Sweetheart

Sandra BullockI don’t think anyone is very surprised that Jesse James has been having an affair with a stripper and porn star, but it’s still a shocking turn of events after her Oscar win seemed to signify a period of great fortune for Sandra.  And so it is – she has Saturn sitting right on her Midheaven, the cusp of the tenth house of Career, showing that she is a hard worker and very concerned with achieving her goals.  (7/26/64, unverified time of 3:15 am, Washington DC) Sandra is the kind of person who would say “the harder I work the luckier I get.”  Transiting Pluto has been making a harmonious transit to Saturn and the Midheaven, bestowing greater power and transforming her career.

Sandra’s chart also has Mars sitting right on her ascendant, suggesting that she is fiercely independent and forthright, and Venus is there as well, revealing the attractive qualities that draw so much affection from her fans.

Transiting Uranus has been challenging the ascendant, Mars and Venus over the past year as she was filming the Blind Side and it is during this period that the affair began.  Uranus tends to foster a desire for independence and freedom, and I can imagine that under this influence Sandra may have been even more independent than usual and perhaps husband Jesse James took advantage of that independence to return to his porn star roots.  The affair had evidently been going on for nearly a year.

Sandra has some very positive transits going on, and it is likely that this event is actually luckier than it might first appear.

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By |2010-03-23T06:28:37-04:00March 23rd, 2010|People|Comments Off on Sandra Bullock, America’s Sweetheart

The astrology of Corey Haim

Corey Haim, the 1980s child star who made a career out of attempting a comeback, died the other night from what coroners say was an enlarged heart and fluid in the lungs.  Haim had a long history of drug addiction and was apparently admitted to rehab on fifteen different occasions, but it wasn’t drugs that killed him, at least not directly, but the devastation of 20 years of drug abuse had already taken their toll.

Haim had the Sun in achievement-oriented Capricorn, in a nearly exact square (challenging aspect) to Pluto, planet of death and renewal.  With the Sun in Capricorn his desire for success and to make a mark on the world was a driving force in his life, but he also had Jupiter, the planet of good luck and optimism, in its own sign of Sagittarius where it is particularly powerful.  Jupiter in Sagittarius is the party boy – the Fool in the Tarot deck that operates through blind faith, ready to step off a cliff because he is looking at the sky, but nearly always landing on his feet.  His Mercury was in Sagittarius as well, suggesting that there was a big part of him that didn’t want to be serious or focus on the future, in spite of the Capricorn Sun.

That Sun/Pluto square nearly always signifies great potential, such as in the charts of Jon Stewart, Maya Angelou, Sally Field and Barbra Streisand; but it can also signify great tragedy and self-destruction, such as Tiger Woods, Mark David Chapman (John Lennon’s murderer), and occasionally have a transformative effect on the world for good or for evil, such as L Ron Hubbard (founder of Scientology).  The intense pressure that Pluto puts on the Sun […]

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By |2018-06-11T12:31:03-04:00March 12th, 2010|Death, People, Psychology|Comments Off on The astrology of Corey Haim
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