Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday, 3/1/2011

Writing this shortly after the Moon entered humanitarian Aquarius at 12:14AM, to be followed soon after by Venus, planet of love, money and social expression making a supportive connection to innovative Uranus, which rules Aquarius (still with me? does that give you a little sense of how planets and signs are interconnected?). This is a great day for brainstorming a creative solution in the name of a socially significant ideal. More Aquarian energy is added to the mix when Venus leaves social-climbing Capricorn for unconventional Aquarius, which you may see reflected in our collective tastes over the next few weeks.

With all that’s going on in the world — in the Middle East and the Midwest, you’d think the last thing on our minds would be yet another unfortunate tale of an actor having a public meltdown. And yet my facebook newsfeed is just littered with links and comments about Charlie Sheen. Trashed hotel rooms, trashing employers — what’s going on with the highest paid actor on television?

Sheen was born September 3, 1965, 10:48P in New York, NY. Sun in Virgo, Moon in Sagittarius, Gemini Ascendant. The Sun-Moon combo suggests a life perspective laced with romance, adventure and excitement, with a reigning need to have his opinions respected, played out in the areas of shared resources (including sex) and relationships via an expansive, potentially excessive connection from Jupiter, the cosmic sugardaddy. This need for freedom and expansion is apparently frustrated by certain controls — but from whom or where? Sheen’s horoscope is challenging, suggesting a pattern of giving himself away to others and considerable baggage leftover from childhood that needs to be unpacked and put away. I’d definitely want to ask Sheen why his horoscope suggests that his relationship with his parents was so complicated, as it is strongly suggested that patterns in his early home contributed to anxiety about his lovability. Yet somehow he has turned his suffering into an art form.

Abundance in love and money are also suggested here — and could easily run away with the horoscope. Boundaries are likely an issue; it’s possible he could play the martyr or victim in relationship, as he searches for a perfect ideal. He really does have a cross to bear in relationship, starting with the relationship he has with himself. So much power and talent. So why has life been so hard? There is the suggestion of struggle — possibly brutal, over power and control. And drugs and alcohol are not a viable alternative; I’d argue that Sheen’s system is especially vulnerable to toxins — and that vulnerability is suggested in the horoscope.

Sheen’s excessive behavior has been known in certain circles for years, but why is it making headlines right now? Look no further than status quo-disrupting Uranus, currently challenging Sheen’s opinionated Moon in Sagittarius and expansive Jupiter at the Aries Point (if you’ve been reading the forecast daily, you know that planets at the Aries Point are pushed into prominence). The consequences? That excess simply can’t be ignored. On the plus side, this could be an opportunity to finally grow up; on the down side, feelings of isolation (suggested by transiting Saturn, planet of control, meeting up with Venus, planet of love and money, this fall). Later this spring, nebulous Neptune will soon be challenging Sheen’s Ascendant, suggesting a potential ego wipe-out, or at the very least, bewilderment. It’ll take a year or two for this chapter to play out, but if he can rise to the challenge, 2013 is looking promising.

Meanwhile, in case you haven’t heard, I will be in Los Angeles March 4-14th, and available for astrological consultation in person. How cool is that? Email me if you’d like to schedule an appointment. : )

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