Category: Film & Acting & TV

Movies, movie stars, television, directors, actors: talent and glamour.

Venus in Aries: Icons
The word icon is applied haphazardly to every passing celebrity these days, but there are some modern faces that have unarguably become iconic. It might not be what you expect from Venus in Aries, but there are more icons in this group than any other. Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey [...]
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Conscious Uncoupling: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
The rest of the world divorces, separates, splits up, breaks up, calls the lawyers, tears each others eyes out; film-star Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin “consciously uncouple“. We may all roll our eyes at the (conscious or not) superiority of their announcement, [...]
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Woody Allen’s Pluto-Uranus Transit
Chart data is from astrodatabank. I can’t tell if Woody Allen is a child molester from looking at his astrological chart. No one can. But I can tell you that transiting Pluto-Venus is smack-dab on his North Node in Capricorn in the fifth house of children. The North Node is your point of [...]
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RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman
Within a moment that distinctive, deep voice, rich in inflection, complex in character could take you away to another place or into another’s soul. No wonder Paul Thomas Anderson cast Philip Seymour Hoffman as the mellifluous, mesmerising guru in The Master. It’s so sad that Philip [...]
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Movies: Gravity
Gravity opens with the longest, loveliest view of our pearlescent planet, so large and luminous — and behind it black space. The Earth is our home, our heart, our mother — but what happens when we cut the cord that ties us to her? (Spoiler alert. Pretty much all is revealed.) Dr [...]
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Doctor Who, British Identity and the Chiron Return
Are these the 12 faces of Chiron — or just a bunch of actors in funny clothes? If you want to get a handle on a certain well known asteroid/planetoid/…er… comet… er … thingie whizzing around between Saturn and Uranus right now, then you might do well to watch a [...]
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The Doctors Redux
In case you missed it last time, here is the link to Doctor Who astrology. Enjoy.
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Venus in Capricorn: Beautiful Bones
Scarlett Johansson. Sun in Sag. Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Cap Venus is a about money and love and beauty. Her natal placement tells us about all those things. It tells us about how we love, what we love and what makes us loveable. Venus is also about seduction. How we are attractive, whom [...]
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Angelina Jolie: How To Be A Hero
Yesterday Angelina Jolie told the world she’d had an operation that reduces her risk of cancer from 87% to 5%. She’d had a double mastectomy. That one of the world’s most beautiful women should choose to have both breasts removed is a powerful notion. Jolie in particular has [...]
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Daniel Day-Lewis’s Chart In His Own Words
Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. Sitting in a darkened cinema and watching Daniel Day-Lewis filling up and spilling out of the screen is a pleasure: sometimes terrifying, sometimes heartbreaking, always visceral. He’s an actor who gets right into your guts. There’s no time of [...]
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¡Holawood!
Spanish does not have to be your first language if you want to make it in Hollywood, you’re a man and your Sun is in Pisces. But maybe it helps… Javier Bardem (March 1, 1969) Benicio del Toro (Feb 19, 1967) Raul Julia (Mar 9, 1940) Just wondering…
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Jodie Foster’s Chiron Return
Jodie Foster is one of the few movie stars who has managed to transmute her juvenile brilliance into adult excellence. Now, she’s 50 and still at the top of her profession. It’s a remarkable career. But just as remarkable has been her determination to keep her private life out of [...]
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Homage to the Creator of The Hobbit et al
Bilbo Baggins first wriggled his furry little toes  just down the road from here. So I often think of that notoriously shy scholar John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and his vast imagination after I’ve dropped my children off at school, when I walk (or currently crutch) past his old house. The [...]
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Movies: The Master
Through grey mist a ship of fools floats out to sea under the Golden Gate Bridge. The year is 1950, exactly half way through the “American Century”. Much has been written about Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film The Master. It’s a warp and weft of images, sounds and words [...]
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Why Britain Loves Bond
Gadgets, car chases, kiss kiss, bang, bang. Was there ever a deeper examination of the modern condition than James Bond? Just kidding. A Bond film is about wallowing in style over substance, stuff over emotions, materialism over spirituality. Ian Fleming: debonair For this country, of course, [...]
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Doctor Who: Loneliness and Wonder
Smith I vowed a long time ago not to watch Doctor Who until he regenerated as a woman. So far, the Doctor has had 11 incarnations, each with his own take on the character but none with a different gender. However, my children, as usual, changed my mind, so here at Schloss Astrology we have [...]
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For All You Trekkies Out There: Part Three
My colleague Jackie Taylor has allowed me to publish her clever piece about Star Trek, which originally appeared in The Astrological Journal. This is the third tranche. To read the first part about Star Trek’s (rather inauspicious) beginnings, click here, and the second about Leonard [...]
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The Soul of Star Trek: Part Two
My colleague Jackie Taylor has allowed me to publish her clever piece about Star Trek, which originally appeared in the Astrological Journal. This is the second tranche. To read the first part about Star Trek‘s (rather inauspicious) beginnings, click here. Central to Star Trek’s fame and [...]
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To Boldly Delve Into Star Trek’s Chart: Part One
The first episode of Star Trek, The Man Trap. I really enjoyed this piece by Jackie Taylor in The Astrological Journal. So I was pretty pleased that she gave me kind permission to publish it here. I’ve split it into three bite-sized chunks.  It was nearly 46 years ago that, for the first [...]
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So You Thought Lilith Was Always a Woman…
In my last post I pointed out that the extraordinarily brilliant writer Patricia Highsmith had dark, disturbing Lilith conjunct her Mercury, the planet of mind and writing. One of the things that makes her writing so remarkable is her ability to get under the skin of evil. Her greatest [...]
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