October 9, 2014
Yesterday I was singing the praises of Cruise’s Jerry Maguire monologue. Today, it’s all about cosmic matchmaking. Forget what you thought: This film is not about Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger. This film is about Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr., period. Why?
Because Astrology said so.
Tom Cruise’s Sun at 11 degrees Cancer is directly opposite to Cuba Gooding Jr.’s Sun at 11 degrees Capricorn. There are 30 degrees in a zodiac sign; 30 possible places your Sun could be. Look at this phenomena and judge for yourself: Is this coincidence?
It’s craft. Cruise and Gooding’s Moons are also in opposite signs, Leo and Aquarius. BINGO! These two are like, literal opposites, dude. And, while I ultimately deem this a Leo movie, the journey begins and continues to run on a Cancer vs. Capricorn theme, with business-savvy Jerry Maguire battling his career with his humanity. It’s Family vs. Money, Heart vs. Business.
In terms of the actors’ Moon signs, Cruise’s Jerry has to find his own, personal dignity he fed to the sharks long ago for success, and Gooding’s Rod has to stand tall among the crowd. Ultimately, Jerry learns from Cruise’s Cancer Sun; to be a nurturing, intimate sports agent, and Rod learns from Gooding’s Capricorn Sun, to ambition for his own success.
Sure, Gooding and the Regina King who plays his wife are both Capricorns, while Cruise and Zellweger share Moon signs, among other synastry connections. Sure, shared Moon [heart] signs often spell marriage. Heart is really code word for “hearth.” Renee Zellweger‘s Mercury is on Cruise’s Mars, which explains why her character was the only one in the entire agency who followed Cruise into his doomed mission. There. I rest my case.
But this movie is not a romance. It’s a fairy tale for the real world, with real, knock-your-socks-off, football-kicking astrology.
Ultimately, this film kicks off this blog, expressing to perfection the reason for my astro-movie madness. Magic happens in movies; divine, destined, mind-blowing, out-of-this-world magic. Sparks fly on screen and in the sky—in the birth charts of the actors. Religion won’t tell you this. Critic reviews won’t tell you this. Astrology alone reveals, or affirms, beyond any friggin’ doubt, that something, call it divine or deep, brought actors, directors, screenwriters together in one place at one time for a grand, magical purpose:
To make. A. Movie.
As in life, as in movies.
There are no accidents. No real “miscasts.” Everything in life is a work of art that means to happen, and astrology is special for showing this artistry.