The Astrology of Movies – Part 2
Think that box-office smash was just for big bucks? All those parts in the flick you’re watching were no more an accident than your last date. Or theirs.
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(If you haven’t read the first part of this article, check it out here)
Movie Match-ups: Actor/Character Hook-ups
It sounds incredible, but all the star data proves it: By now we know we can take the actors as the characters. Each character is a role, a version of the actors’ story, just like their own, real-life biography. If astrology works in movies, with fictional characters the same way it works with real people, then that means synastry, or relationship connections also happen between characters. Oh, believe me, it gets very precise.
Titanic is a no-brainer. Kate and Leo’s Moons are conjoined (together) in Libra. This is a strong bond in synastry for couples, meaning they both come from the same “feeling space,” relating and connecting emotionally, intimately, and in secret. Their astrology explains why this comfortable connection took life outside of Titanic: The two are known to be long-time loving best friends. DiCaprio recently gave Kate Winslet away at her wedding, and quotes, it “feels we can say anything to each other.” And remember that moving bit at Winslet’s Golden Globe acceptance speech? (Just ignore the Celine Dion.) This is a very lunar connection, a case of “married Moons!”
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as Thor and Loki in The Avengers, two brothers in diametrical opposition to each other, in astrology are shown to be . . . . in diametrical opposition to each other! Their Suns are head-to-head (opposite signs), Hemsworth at 17 degrees Leo and Hiddleston on the other side of the zodiac wheel at 20 Aquarius.
A lone and likable British woman suddenly finds herself sandwiched between two love interests in the movie we adore, Bridget Jones’s Diary. The astro-connections here run rampant and painfully, magically precise. Renée Zellweger’s Rising point is connected to both men’s Suns, also joined at the hip to Hugh Grant’s Rising. Her own Sun in Taurus is on Grant’s Moon. Her Moon happens to be on Colin Firth’s Midheaven. (Look forward to my Bridget Jones Match-up to understand what this all means!)
When I looked up Grant and Firth’s charts, I exclaimed out loud about their shared planets—they were practically twins! Indeed, the British bros are born a day apart. Their careers have even run parallel, beginning with Firth’s very first role as a rival film to Grant’s. A testimony to astrology for “twin” charts, sharing themes and cycles of time.
If you were hot forGame of Thrones’ Khal Drogo and Daenerys Targaryen, you’ll love this sexed-up little connection. The Khal is played by Jason Momoa, whose warrior sex planet Mars is charged up on the Moon of Daenerys actress Emilia Clarke. This means ravenous hunger from the Khal for Daenerys’ body (portrayed by the Moon). A “gotta have her” link, he can barely restrain his lust.
Laurence Fishburne’s Mercury at 21 degrees Cancer is on Keanu Reeves’ Mars exactly—highlighting Morpheus’s belief (Mercury) in Neo’s fighting victorious (Mars)!
Trinity, Carrie-Anne Moss’ love planet Venus is smack on Keanu Reeves’ Ascendant at 10 degrees Virgo: “Fated love.”
A connection from The Godfather, Al Pacino’s Moon contacts Marlon Brando’s Jupiter, tying together family (Moon) and fortune (Jupiter). Moreover, Brando’s Sun and Moon are hovering around Pacino’s Midheaven (career point). Michael’s calling is to occupy the Don’s complete legacy. Facing his father’s history and life’s work is unavoidable for Michael, but, as the Midheaven always is, a long hard road.
Were you not entertained by Gladiator? I was—once for the movie and twice for the astrology of the movie. Maximus Russell Crowe’s Mars at 6 degrees Aries is fixed to Commodus Joaquin Phoenix’s Moon exactly. This encapsulates Commodus’ perception of Maximus as the virile warrior, as well as a continued threat to the Emperor’s “feelings” (the Moon). The gladiator’s red-blooded prowess, his accomplishments and his ego all attack Commodus’ sense of security. Remember this same sexed-up Moon-Mars hook-up between the Khal and Daenerys from Game of Thrones? It’s hard to miss the homoerotic undertones in Gladiator. Whenever Maximus and Commodus occupy the same space, it’s intense. This intimate tension builds until the Emperor embraces the Gladiator “like a brother” to stab him in the back.
Let’s not neglect the charmed duo Woody and Buzz from Toy Story! Tom Hanks’ (Woody) Sun is at 17 Cancer; Tim Allen’s (Buzz) Moon, 18 Cancer. With Hanks’ Moon in Leo, Woody is used to being the star of his home, but he finds Buzz, the Moon in Cancer, a natural in the role. This is because the Moon marks our internal makeup, and it is most “at home” in Cancer. The emphasis for Woody is on his Leo stardom. He’s humbled to find out, in the end, that Buzz had no aspirations for Woody’s spotlight: He was simply caring for his “Cancer Moon” environment. Another bulls-eye, Hanks’ Venus and Allen’s Sun are both at 22 Gemini. Woody appears relatable and likeable (Venus) to Buzz, while Woody himself feels he is combusting in Buzz’s “light” (Sun). Eventually, Woody is destined to show Lightyear where he truly shines, while Buzz brings out Woody’s loving side (Venus).
In the Harry Potter franchise, Ron’s (Rupert Grint’s) planet of responsibility, Saturn, at 25 Sagittarius is exactly linked to Hermione’s (Emma Watson’s) Moon, keeper of home and hearth. Is it any wonder the two end up married?
In Avatar, Sam Worthington puts on the face of Jake Sully, whose Sun and Saturn are on Zoe Saldana, Neytiri’s Venus. To Neytiri, Jake represents both the future (the blazing Sun) and a dumbbell (Saturn) on her way of connecting (Venus). To Jake, Neytiri is, you guessed it—a love goddess from “planet” Venus!
Still haven’t had enough of these star connections or want more in-depth, juicy detail? Check back here for my Movie Match-ups, where I reveal all astrological links between actors in your favorite movies!
Astrology shows our attraction to viewings, too. As someone who couldn’t see a drop of blood spilled, a chicken slaughtered or entertain murderous intent, I suddenly found poignancy and humanity in Michael C. Hall’s portrayal of blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan—and consumed all eight seasons! I swapped fairy tales for bloody drama. Sure enough, this all happened following the New Moon/Solar eclipse at 11 degrees Scorpio, exactly on my Pluto, the planet of death, tied to my Mars, the aggressive planet that deals with knives and cutting. The effects and echoings of an eclipse are long-lasting, which covered the duration in which I was viewing the series. To add another layer of interpretation, my enthrallment with the psychological aspect of Morgan was highlighted by the eclipse taking place in my chart wheel’s 12th house of hidden psychology. In fact, the character of Dexter could be interpreted by astrology as a 12th house personality arc, especially reflective of Mars in the 12th house—taking action behind the scenes, where he would secretly perform his “operations” apart from his visible day life as a forensics expert.
Your viewing experience could also be marked by a big eclipse on a major planet, or a very precise transit to one of your natal planets. I’ve recently been watching The Tudors, and it just so happened I was viewing the finale of the second season, the infamous beheading of Henry VIII’s wife, Anne Boleyn, on the very day the Sun was in exact square (a challenging relationship) to my Mercury. Now, here’s where it gets down and personal, so to draw the horoscope of your own viewing, you’ll need an astrologer. My Mercury, planet of thought is on a red star named Antares, the heart (literally) of the constellation Scorpio. This is the throbbing battle zone of “good vs. evil” for the scorpion. Themes of justice and self-righteousness reign huge with Antares, mimicking the King’s stubborn pride and ruthless faith in his “rightness” to accuse and butcher his wife. Scorpio as a symbol connects to death and rebirth, and we saw in this episode that as Anne was beheaded, the King eagerly made way for a “renaissance” (a new wife). The beheading scene literally cut to the King’s celebrations.
What Gives – Are Casting Directors Really Astrologers in Disguise?
The only way this all would humanly make sense is if every casting director that ever recruited actors for movies was an expert astrologer, and every screenwriter is stuffing words of dialogue in the actor’s mouth specific to his or her astrology, so that each actor is perfectly “designed” to fit the film, and the film to fit the actor.
Obviously, that’s not the case. (Or is it? Dun dun dun . . . This is where I insert the Disclaimer: This material is not intended to feed film conspiracy theorists).
Why does it work, and how? These questions are bigger than movies, bigger than astrology, far bigger even than the limits of our lives. But my experience with astrology, repeated actor-character match-ups and forever evolving philosophy has honed in on some semblance of the truth, if I may indulge myself enough to call it that. Astrology has no master but The Master. Man did not create the symbols, but we work with them, and are ourselves the symbols. Farmers didn’t create the seasons, but they plant the crop, and are part of the soil. Astrology doesn’t work because astrologers are prophets with a special system of insight. It works because the same system is in use everywhere (hey, The Matrix is no joke). The signatures found in the zodiac dwell in feature films, myths, books, and ultimately, in life. They all derive from patterns that comprise the facets of Nature itself. You can cut a whole diamond into as many facets as you wish, then identify those facets. The common denominator is the diamond. It all derives, from the source.
No Laws of Nature were harmed during the writing of this article. The author would like to acknowledge the originality of all birth charts involved. All characters referred to in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely creative. Additional thanks to the Creator.
Adrianna Dream is a fiction writer and astrologer who uses her understanding of story and character to flesh out her deep connection with the language of symbol. Hailing from the beautiful Hawaiian islands, she has bathed in magic rays all her life, also living in Asia, Europe and on the Mainland. Her cultural experiences texturize her writing, adding layers of interpretation and perspective. She reaches for potency and richness as much as she loves fun, fantasy and fairy tale. Her specialty? Plucky princess tales penned on pearls for paper. Every word she pens is from the most powerful kingdom where everyone reigns as supreme ruler: the Kingdom of Heart.