Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie: Custody Blues

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I haven’t written a post here in God knows how long. I just haven’t felt motivated or inspired. It took a little celebrity gossip to get my astro-juices flowing.

I was reading some news today and decided to take a  look at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s synastry chart. Things are getting kind of intense between these two. I quickly jotted down some notes in my astro-journal about these two. Nothing too detailed. Just some observations.

I have new software (yay!) and created a tri-wheel. Brad’s chart is the center wheel, Angelina the second wheel, and the outer wheel is their current transits.

Despite Brad’s sunny Sagittarius nature (Sagittarius Sun/Rising) he has a lot of Capricorn planets (Moon, Mercury, Mars and Venus) I know how cold and calculating Capricorn can be (His Aquarius ex, Jennifer Aniston, mentioned him having a missing “Sensitivity chip’) He’s definitely using his P.R. team during this child custody debacle.

Speaking of kids, I think this is going to get uglier. Transiting Pluto is on his natal Moon and Pluto/Moon transits, especially the stressful ones, unleash all kinds of emotional triggers and power plays. He’s in survival mode at the moment. Transiting Pluto is also on his Venus which rules his 5th house of children. Transiting Uranus in Taurus is slowly approaching his 5th house and this can indicate a broken relationship with ones children or at least a sporadic one. This entire situation is a bit unpredictable.

tumblr_pdqct9Uftj1u0nkhg_540Transiting Ceres at 22 Degrees is approaching a conjunction to his Midheaven at 26 Degrees Virgo. We all know the Ceres/Persephone myth concerning a parent (Ceres) losing her child (Persephone) for Brad, his parental issues are being played out before the public (Midheaven) Transiting Ceres is also opposing his 4th house cusp (home/family) his Chiron (wounds) and transiting Neptune. There’s a lot going on that’s not being revealed (Neptune)

Angelina is being hit hard by transiting Chiron in Aries approaching her natal Moon in Aries. Her natal Ceres (motherhood) in Taurus will be hit with a transit from Uranus in Taurus. This is definitely upsetting her family set-up. She has the asteroid “Child” in Cancer at 3 degrees opposing transiting Saturn in Capricorn. This can be a restrictive (Saturn) situation involving her kids. This could also be the judge (Saturn is associated with authority and discipline) requiring her to allow Brad to see the kids, and all of these ground rules concerning support, etc. I know this is difficult for a free-spirit like her who is known for her wanderlust.

Brad’s “Child” is at 0 Degrees Sagittarius in his 12th house. I think once transiting Jupiter enters Sagittarius next year there’s going to be a shift in HIS favor. His “Golden Boy” image is really going to get played up once Jupiter touches his ascendant. Angelina on the other hand has transiting Pluto and Lilith opposing her ascendant and transiting Chiron approaching a conjunction to her Midheaven. Her we have the “Bitch” (Lilith) image and that’s how the public may paint her. Combine this with Chiron on the Midheaven and her public image may take a blow.

Take note of Angelina’s Neptune conjunct Brad’s ascendant. Did she project her own fantasies onto Brad? I always got the feeling she did. Their union always made me think of the weird goth girl that managed to snag the captain of the football team. I don’t think either one of them saw the other clearly to be honest with you. His interest in her always felt self-serving. I’m sure he loves her, she’s the mother of his children after all, but there was always this waiting-for-the-other-shoe-to-drop energy surrounding their union.

Brad met her during a major Pluto transit to his natal Sun. This is a profound transit, and his meeting her was no accident. People come into our lives for good or bad I suppose.

The Astrology Of Usher (Libra)

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usherWhile on Twitter a few days ago a celebrity site tweeted a link about Usher’s divorce from his wife Tameka Foster. I’ve always been a fan of Usher’s so to see him looking so distraught, and to be honest, looking a hot mess, I had to take a peek at his chart to see what was going on. I’m going to focus on Usher’s current Transits and not so much on the court case itself.

What stood out the most for me is Usher’s Virgo rising with Saturn close to the Ascendant. Virgo Rising people are often meticulous perfectionists who pay close attention to detail. The Ascendant also describes ones physical appearance, and Usher has always been flawless and well groomed. Saturn is often associated with responsibility, hard work and maturity. Usher has always seemed older than he is, and started in the business at the tender age of 11 when he joined a local R&B group called The NuBeginnings. Usher was then discovered by Laface A&R representative L.A. Reid at the age of 13. Saturn Squares both the MC and Neptune in the fourth house indicating that his career created a home life that was not like the typical tween.

Pluto lord of the underworld is Conjunct Usher’s Libra Sun @ 20 Degrees. The Sun not only represents the ego and how we identify ourselves– it also represents the Father archetype. Sun/Pluto types often had powerful fathers who may have been domineering in some way. Usher’s father abandoned the family when Usher was only a year old, and he’s been impacted deeply by the absence of his father and this is definitely a painful subject for him. Sun/Pluto types often have an obsession with the father or fatherhood in general, and I’m sure the custody battle he is going through concerning his children is triggering feelings deeply buried (Pluto) within him concerning his own father. Transiting Saturn is forming a conjunction to Usher’s Sun and Squaring his natal Moon in Pisces in the 7th as well as his South Node in Pisces. Usher is dealing with some serious Karmic issues in terms of his relationships with women. Usher’s Natal Venus in intense/Sexual Scorpio, is a part of a Scorpio stellium that includes Mars, Uranus and Mercury. This combined with his Pisces moon makes Usher an extremely watery sensitive type who is highly intuitive in nature. Having a partner is of great importance to him, yet his Uranus/Mars conjunction can make him impulsive, causing him leap with out looking.

Transiting Pluto has entered his fourth house and will be slowly approaching his Ceres and Juno in the 5th house. Ceres in the Goddess of agriculture and the harvest. She is especially known for the loss of her child Persephone who was kidnapped by Pluto and dragged into the underworld. Astrologically Ceres can represent children, and with Pluto making it’s way to Usher’s 5th house (The 5th house represents Children!)  He is most definitely afraid of his children being “kidnapped” symbolically by Tameka (Pluto) and this has to be one of the most difficult times in his life. Transiting Neptune in Pisces is entering his 7th house and he is most definitely feeling confused, a bit detached from reality and not quite sure who he can trust. Neptune also represents substances of all kinds (Alcohol, Drugs..) and escapism. Tameka has accused Usher of drug abuse in this custody battle, and with his Moon already in Neptune ruled Pisces, I would not be surprised if this was the case.

This is probably one of the most difficult times in Usher’s life. He is dealing with heavy transits from outer Planets: Pluto, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. These Planets are heavy hitters in the Astro-Game and when the dust settles Usher will have been taught a valuable lesson about relationships. His need for a partner is strong and Karmic in nature. My advice to him would be to focus on his own healing and take a break from the dating scene. For a Libra (With a Pisces Moon in the 7th!) being single will not be easy. From what I’ve read he is already in another relationship! I’m definitely going to keep my eye on his Astrologically.