Both ladies – RAmused just freshly returned from a visit to Salem (!) – were now immediately interested in participating in this next part of the “Richard’s chemistry with …” series, but as we all wouldn’t consider ourselves as “fans”, part of the “army” and certainly don’t qualify as “longterm-RA-bloggers” either, I had suddenly a mental picture of 3 witches – from Macbeth as well as Eastwick … lol. As the average linear distance between each of us is 12.630 kilometers, when we form a “circle” we’ll be taking the Globe [sic!] as our “kettle” 😉
Richard has one particularly intriguing aspect in his natal chart: his Chiron is conjunct his Midheaven (MC). Ouch! might the more astrologically experienced reader think. You are right. THIS is an explanation for his rather slow developing career – in fact I’ve found an expression for this on a swiss astrology site that compared it with the Myth of Sisyphus. Richard’s quote “It’s a big mountain to climb.” … now rings some bells, doesn’t it? The funny thing is, that all three of us “witches” are aspecting his “wounded healer” (as Chiron is also called) on the cusp of his house of career and public status: with a Sun in Aries (RAmused), an Aries Ascendant (Rozanna) and my 8th-house-warrior-Mars-in-Aries. Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac – he is “The Beginner”, “The Fighter”, impulsive and outgoing. While Chiron there would love to be like that, he constantly fears what may come of it. So Richard’s sore spot, is luring us in, to provide healing powers and this really feels quite alluring and also like a sort of a vice versa experience. According to astrologer Dawn Bodrogi “The initial vibe with Chiron contacts is deliverance: this person appeared in my life specifically to take me where I need to go.” and this goes both ways.
So hear the “weird sister’s foretelling”, ‘King under the Mountain’ …
A person with Chiron on the MC might eventually – after trying long and hard – rise to the “top”, but easily loose everything again or will have to recognize that some things he wants to achieve will perpetually elude him. (There are three rather prominent examples out there with Chiron conjunct the MC: Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and George W. Bush …) To heal one’s Chiron wound in this specific place, one needs to realise that perfection isn’t everything. This is a painful process and much more so for someone with a natal ‘perfectionist’ Virgo Moon. Dealing perfectly with this natal Chiron aspect might in fact be realised through assisting others in their struggle to reach the top. So, maybe a career change from acting to directing/producing might indeed prove to be a good one! In my letter to you from last december I suggested also something like acting classes for talented but “underprivileged” kids, maybe as a project together with fellow actors. A charity that isn’t solely about providing money, but one-on-one patronage and tuning in “the human condition”. This might also be supportive for reaching your astrological life goal: the North Node in Aquarius in the 7th house of relationships which is all about taking PART and joining others for a greater good. Serious advice here from my most beloved childhood series “Mr Rossi looks for happiness”:
“Viva viva happiness, tried to catch it, no success” … so with Chiron on the midheaven you should just not force success, because it then just might bite you in the ass at some point. As transiting Uranus first hit your Chiron in June 2013 and – after hovering over your Chiron & MC for the complete run of “The Crucible” (so THIS is how it feels, when one’s sore spot is hit by lightning from outer space!) – finally just started his run through your 10th house of career. So “The Crucible” marked the beginning of a new cycle: there might be sudden changes, chances and weird stuff happening over the next 10 years or so … just go with the flow, trust your instincts and you’ll be fine 😉
And now … to the witches! First meet Rozanna from Oz – she is the one, whom Richard told his time of birth, while she met him on Ian McKellan’s charity theatre event in Wellington. I wouldn’t know this, hadn’t I coincidentally caught – out of thousands of tweets directed at Richard – the astrologically intriguing one from her and chatted her up. Did I mention that I don’t believe in coincidence?
Richard Armitage & Rozanna B aka AstroSparkles
She has an airy Gemini Sun & an earthy Taurus Moon, while her Ascendant is in fiery Aries.
Rozanna would be the perfect example for the “moonstruck Pluto” as her Pluto really is spot on Richard’s Moon. So there is a lot of attraction from his emotional side to her and just because her Moon is trining Richard’s Moon, she wouldn’t act like Sir Peter (who’s Pluto is also conjunct Richard’s Moon) who told Richard to “stop vomiting and get up fighting again” but rather go and hold his hair back while he’s throwing up 😉 Again, just as in Peter’s case – her Gemini Sun makes a Quintile to Richard’s Leo Sun, so there is a lot of creative energy flowing! Both her Moon and her Vertex-axis are squaring his nodal axis, so she literally cares for & gets a lot of inspiration from both past and present issues of his. Finally her Ascendant on his Chiron triggers his fears in an encouraging “you go boy!” way.
The contact with RAmused started when she chatted me up, after reading my lengthy astrological musings on Servetus blog about Richard as Dolarhyde.
Richard Armitage & RAmused
She has a fiery Aries Sun while both her Moon & Ascendant navigate in the deep waters of Scorpio.
There are a lot of nodal contacts between RAmused and Richard as well: her Moon also squares his nodal axis, supported by her Sun who trines/sextiles it. So she really feels for him and her Sun conjunct his Midheaven creates a nice “stand by me” effect. She would make an excellent representative 😉 His Mercury (and in a wider orb also his Moon) are conjunct her North Node, this is a real feel-good and caring aspect. The North Node is the point whereto we should develop in this life and so she feels especially attracted to him when he is expressing his feelings (and simply his VOICE! as Mercury stands for communication). Between her Moon and his Sun a creative Quintile appears and he actually did inspire her to start blogging and to share very personal feelings on subjects she equally feels concerned about, like bullying.
Richard Armitage & Nadja aka @FrauVonElmDings
I have an airy Aquarius Sun & an equally airy Gemini Moon, while my Ascendant is trying to ground me in earthy Virgo.
As my nodal axis is almost exactly opposite RAmused’s, Richard’s Moon hits my South Node spot on and my Ascendant while his Mercury is also conjunct my Ascendant. Now THIS … hey Richard, if you ever need to prepare for a sort-of-love-at-first-sight-role, just give me a call – as this aspect works both ways guaranteed – I’d like to call it ’emotional waterboarding’ – this is a karmic connection and I feel like I know you “from before”;-) We also share a natal Sun-Venus conjunction and as these are exactly opposite each other, there might be a clash of ego’s but since Leo & Aquarius are quite different it’s felt more like ‘opposites attract’. My Moon is on his Anti-Vertex, while my Vertex-axis is in exact alignment with his nodal axis (and conjunct his Mars) – so this really got my creativity running wild: I’ve never been as creative in writing (blogging), drawing and playing music again (after 30 years) in my life before as I am since past year. Thank you, muse! Maybe my Mars on your Chiron can give a little energy back 🙂
Finally I want to shine a little light on the things that made me “connect” with the other members of this little coven:
FrauVonElmDings & Ramused & AstroSparkles
The unwritten codex of a proper stargazer’s introduction is to share each’s birthdata – so this was the first thing I knew about the two of them. They both make aspects to my Nodal axis, so there is some karma going on here!
Ramused’s South Node is on my 7th house cusp and just on the midpoint of my Venus & North Node in Pisces, while her North Node (and Pluto) is conjunct my Ascendant in Virgo. This is interesting – each’s goal in life – the North Node or so-called “Dragon’s Head” (no shit, lol) – lies where the other one “is coming from”. So this means we can learn a lot from each other. Also we both share a Sun-Uranus opposition double whammy – in fact we did meet & connect rather suddenly. Additionally my Jupiter is on her Moon and my Moon is Quintile her Sun – so we encourage and inspire each other emotionally.
AstroSparkles and I also share nodal contacts: her Pluto is both on my Ascendant and my South Node – so maybe she happened to be a sort of head-witch to me before 😉 and her Uranus is on my Ascendant (hello there, sudden enlightening! Really literally, as she provided me with Richard’s time of birth!) We also share the wonderful Sun-conjunct-Moon aspect (maybe I should marry her?) and my Moon is conjunct her North Node, which adds to emotional understanding and support. My Jupiter is engaged with her her Moon too – in this case opposite, which translates in a positive way like the conjunction.
Both ladies make an important aspect to my Mars (and in effect to Richard’s aforementioned Chiron/MC) and I can tell you, that this IS very energizing! Ramused Aries Sun is spot on my Mars as is AstroSparkles Ascendant. So of course that means that RAmused’s Sun is also on AstroSparkles Ascendant – which is a sort of very nice “you light up my life” aspect 🙂 And because my Jupiter makes the aforementioned aspects to their Moons, they have Moon opposite Moon, which means that they are able to perfectly balance each other out emotionally. And of course they both also share nodal contacts: their nodes trine/sextile each other and AstroSparkles Saturn is really spot on RAmused’s South Node while her Uranus is equally spot on her North Node: Teacher from the past, Enlightener of the future!
Dear Richard – (you might consider this a curse or an early birthday present 😉 ) but “The Witches of Erebor” (or “Crispin’s Angels”, as you like it) are officially watching over you … so if you are ever in need of astrological advice – who do you gonna call? … ehehehe … yeah well maybe you prefer your personal “Ghostbusters” over us “weyward sisters”, but hey, you’ll never know 😉
“The angels are watching over me, constantly they say. The angels are always close to me in every game I play. And if I win or lose… I know they’ll see me through. The angels watch my every move.” (Angels / Lene Lovich)