Angelina Jolie was born on 4th June 1975 at 9:09am in Los Angeles, California. Although Angelina is a Gemini, with Mercury also placed in this sign, suggesting keen self-expression, wit, intelligence and interest in the world around her, it is really the 'female' planets I wish to focus on in this article.
Angelina has recently undergone a double mastectomy to try to reduce her chances of contracting breast cancer. Her reasons are connected with wanting to be around for her children for many years to come, and the painful and devastating experience of losing her mother to ovarian cancer at the age of 56.
With Cancer rising and Venus placed very closely to the Ascendant, also in the sign of Cancer, we see a great valuing on issues connected with home, family, mother and children. Cancer would also be the sign most associated with the breasts themselves. As a Cancer rising individual, Angelina has the task of exploring these themes as part of her life's journey. Her Cancer emphasis also suggests she has great sensitivity and a powerful vulnerable streak that is at odds with some of her other chart factors, meaning it may not always be seen or appreciated.
The most striking feature of Angelina's chart really rests in the position of her Moon, which is also the Chart Ruler, increasing its importance. This Moon is placed in Aries, sandwiched between Mars and Jupiter, and close to the Midheaven, also in Aries, meaning that it is this group of planets that the world will most easily see, and which may define her public reputation.
This line-up in Aries is quite formidable. It suggests a powerful warrior-spirit, someone with great drive, dynamism and energy, and potentially enormous courage and bravery. The Moon represents our instincts, so Angelina's instincts are to fight, to pioneer, to constantly grow and expand the impact she has on the world and to do this by asserting her powerful emotions and drive. The combination suggests that her recent actions may be seen by her as an act of war on the disease that took her mother away from her, about which she may still carry great anger and feeling.
Another interesting feature of this Moon configuration is its opposition to Pluto. Now this may indicate that Angelina sees the dark and dangerous as existing outside of her, and this could relate to her fears of contracting cancer, and her determination to take action to prevent this happening.
With such a crusading spirit, and the fierce determination indicated in her chart, it seems that Jolie will always be a pioneer, unafraid to take action that might shock others, or bring controversy.
Laura Andrikopoulos is a professional astrologer from England. She is President of the Faculty of Astrological Studies, one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of astrology in the world.
Laura holds degrees in Mathematics, Theology and an MA in Cultural Astronomy & Astrology. After a career in Finance, and a stint teaching the Philosophy of Religion, Laura moved to full-time work as an astrologer, and she combines consulting, teaching and writing. She is very interested in how astrology can be used as a tool for self-discovery, self-awareness and guidance for living.
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