Halle Berry’s love life has always played out like a Greek Tragedy. Prior to her union with Olivier Martinez (Capricorn) she was married to Eric Benet (Libra) and David Justice (Aries) those on the outside looking in have labelled Halle everything from”Crazy” to a “Drama Queen” (Jupiter is quincunx her Leo Sun, so there may be some truth to the drama queen label!) but this is a simplistic approach to a woman who is a bit more complex.
When I found out that Halle Berry and her third husband, Olivier Martinez, were divorcing, I decided to look at her chart; she has Neptune in Scorpio in the 7th house square her Leo Sun in the 4th house. She has a history of sketchy taste in partners (Virgo, Gabriel Aubry, is the father of Halle’s oldest child and the two had a nasty custody battle) and always seems to wind up disappointed. This is due to Neptune not seeing the partner (7th house) clearly and projecting unrealistic expectations onto the other; this leads to feeling let down and feeling duped, so to speak. She begins to feel like a victim (and that’s a whole different issue)
The stressful aspect between the Sun/Neptune also gives insight into her father (Sun) and his absence (Neptune) in her life. His nebulous presence during her formative years may have had Halle creating a prince charming archetype.
She has a pretty impulsive chart: Uranus is conjunct the 7th house ruler (Pluto) and she tends to leap before she looks and winds up regretting it later. She’s also not the kind of woman to stick around if she’s not getting what she wants (Moon semi-square Uranus) and can be emotionally explosive. Uranus is also in her 5th house of love affairs. It all starts off exciting and adventurous, then quickly burns out–then it’s on to the next one. Currently Halle is experiencing a major life changing transit: the Chiron/Chiron opposition which takes place between the ages of 49 to 51. This is a time of major life changing decisions. If Halle hasn’t taken stock of her relationship issues in the past, this current Chiron transit is a huge wake-up call.
That Neptune in the 7th square her Sun seems to be the culprit in her relationship woes; she tends to look to her partnerships to define who she is and that can be a recipe for disaster. What’s interesting is despite this kind of erratic energy in her chart, she has Venus trine Saturn; Halle really does take love seriously; but there are other factors in the chart that create this inner tension that she needs to work on.
Transiting Jupiter is conjunct the 7th house ruler right now in her chart. I don’t see this divorce getting ugly like the other ones. Transiting Saturn @ 7 degrees is currently in her 7th house and this can indicate a union that has become burdensome. It’s one of those transits than can either bring a couple closer together or have them throwing in the towel. For Halle and Olivier, sadly, it’s the latter.
Olivier seems to be taking the break-up a bit harder. Like Halle, he’s also facing his Chiron/Chiron opposition, yet transiting Chiron is in his 7th house, opposing his ascendant, and transiting Jupiter. Halle’s Chiron in his 7th house by synastry certainly doesn’t help matters; the marriage may have triggered wounds (Olivier’s Juno makes a wide conjunction to Chiron) and this was evident when he beat up Gabriel Aubry during a heated exchange. Transiting Saturn in Sagittarius is forming a difficult square to his natal Juno (marriage/commitment) and conjunct his IC (4th house cusp) not having his wife and children in the home (4th) may be creating feelings of isolation and loneliness (Saturn)
Transiting Pluto is approaching a conjunction to his Capricorn Sun ushering in deep psychological and ego changes; Pluto’s energy can be overwhelming and soul shaking (Brad Pitt had a major Pluto transit to his Sun when he divorced Jennifer Aniston and met Angelina Jolie) Olivier will certainly come out of this situation a changed man. Transiting Pluto is currently in his 5th house. This can play out in a variety of ways: His relationship with his child (5th house) will more than likely go through some transformational changes.
With his Moon in Libra he more than likely won’t be single for long. His Venus in Aquarius conjunct Mars and Bi-Quintile Uranus points to someone who may have difficulties being in a traditional kind of set-up as it is. Venus/Uranus aspects are often quite freedom loving, erratic, and at one point Olivier was known as a womanizer who dated a string of models and actresses.