No one knows if Mr A is really aware of the impressive amount of people blogging almost on a daily basis about him, nor if he ever reads some of the funny, encouraging, serious, oh and not to forget the NSFW-stuff 😉
Not many people are able to openly communicate feelings they have towards, or because of another person in front of – literally – the whole world. To express their support and care for that person’s actions, create artwork inspired through a ‘mere’ virtual connection – which is nevertheless obviously felt very strongly.
It’s already been over half a year now, that I’m seriously musing about WHAT forces are working ‘behind the scenes’ here. Some bloggers might not even feel comfortable if they knew for sure, that Mr A was indeed an avid reader of their blog. So, why are we doing this?
I’ve tried to explain my own involvement in “The Witches of Erebor“. On the quest for a common thread that connects so many to his work & wellbeing, I’ve now asked bloggers if they would like to participate in this 4th part of my astrological “Richard’s chemistry with …” series. As I only know these 5 participants “online” and never exchanged a single actually spoken word with any of them, this whole thing really is a bit of an experiment for all parties. Please feel free to comment as honestly as possible – I’m trying to learn from this too (and I really hope that there will be not too many misspellings or bad grammar due to the german brain working behind all this) 😉
OK off we go! Appearance in alphabetical order:
Richard Armitage & Fedoralady from “the armitage effect”
Fedoralady is a “double”-Libra with her Sun and Ascendant in this airy sign. Her Moon is in the still waters of Scorpio, which run deep.
The most striking aspect here is Richard’s Pluto conjunct her Sun – and as her Sun is in her 12th house this strong, mesmerizing attraction has also a somewhat “otherworldly” quality, as if he has a window into her soul. In fact as her Pluto is “moonstruck” because it is conjunct Richard’s Moon, she is experiencing a sort of double-obession. Pluto aspects to the most important personal planets create quite a lasting impact! So it’s no surprise that the subtitle of her blog is “Exploring the impact of a certain Brit actor”. But impact to and fro – why blog about it? Due to Feodoralady’s Mercury & Venus conjunction in the 1st house communication is an important part of her life. This is emphasized by an harmonious aspect from this to her Jupiter in the 3rd house of media & communication. And this is where Richard comes into the picture: his Vertex is spot on her Jupiter. The Vertex is sometimes called our “Ascendant of the Soul” and when it connects to planets in anothers chart they are really stimulated and this might not go away anytime soon 😉
Richard Armitage & Guylty from “GuyltyPleasure”
Guylty is a Scorpio, with a fiery emotional Leo Moon and an Ascendant in airy Gemini. Both their Suns are connected by a Quintile – which is a very creative and energizing aspect. Her Mars (one of the indicators what type of guy one would go for) forms an harmonious aspect to Richards Pluto – well, lets just say this is some sort of really hot “ooof” aspect 😉 Both their Moons make (in a slightly wider orb, but obviously recognizable) conjunctions to an important point in the others chart: Richard’s to her South Node (which is a strong romantic aspect, that even hints to a karmic past-life-connection) and Guylty’s Moon to his Ascendant. In this case, the Moon person feels so attracted to and safe with the Ascendant person, that expressing her feelings comes really easy. I was curious what aspect might be the cause for her enourmous creative output in the form of all those wonderful little RAPS (Richard Armitage Pocket Shrines). The first glance at her chart told me, that she truly had a “packed” 5th house. This is the place for romance & creativity and on the cusp of this house I found Richard’s Mercury and Moon – so how he expresses his emotional side triggers her imagination and subsequently these exquisite little artisanal masterpieces 😉
Richard Armitage & Jazzbaby1 from “FunkyBlueDandelion”
Jazzbaby1 is an airy Libra , with an earthy Capricorn Moon and an Ascendant in deep Scorpio-nic waters. The intriguing aspect about her for me was, that although she started blogging due to encouragement from other RA-bloggers, her blog was mainly about music at first. As she has a natal Sun conjunct Uranus – personal freedom is highly important for her. One doesn’t like to “float with the current” and follow rules, but his very personal individual path, so she is in her own words blogging “about anything BUT Richard Armitage. Yeah, right.” 😉 As she has her South Node connected to that conjunction in her 12th house (the area of our subconscious) she still needs to develop her past-life-theme in this life to finally realize it in her North Node area – the 6th house: work and every day life. Now her North Node connects with Richard’s Chiron and witnessing HIS struggles in realizing goals, is helping her on her own way in return. She has a similar aspect as Fedoralady: Mercury & Venus in her first house, while her Moon is in her 3rd – so communication is also a strong theme here. A woman’s Mars aspecting a partner’s Moon is a male/female principle reverse thing, that feels rather intriguing. So as Richards Moon and Mercury conjunct her Mars (in her 11th house of hopes & wishes and social groups), his voice and emotional expression are likely to kick her “into gear” to act in this field. 🙂
Richard Armitage & JHolland from “preoccupiedwitharmitage”
JHolland has one of the strongest natal “stelliums” in her chart, that I’ve ever seen: her Sun, Moon, Mars and Neptune are all conjunct in Sagittarius and all of this additionally close the her Ascendant. Like WOW. This is willpower, feelings, dreams and actions as one in a strong fiery sign. This is a person that does not do things by half but wholeheartedly and full throttle. In the “About” section on her blog she states that “when I discover something I… shall we say… enjoy, I immerse myself completely.” She also states that she “has never been in a fandom before”. So why did that change in 2014 from the moment she heard John Thornton shout “Stevens!” ? Richard’s Vertex, his ascendant of the soul, exactly hits this stellium of hers. While her Venus conjuncts his Mars & North Node and her Saturn his South Node – this is karma in action! The “impact” of all of this is like a lightning from outer space and really an earthshattering experience. Her Venus & Saturn oppose each other on the axis between the 3rd (communication) and the 9th (spiritual growth) house. The subtitle of her blog is “in which I indulge myself in my Richard problem” – so by exploring this strange fascination and voicing her feelings on her blog, she really tries to make sense of them and by this enrich her life. 🙂
Richard Armitage & KellyDS from “Nowhere in Particular RA”
KellyDS has an airy Aquarius Sun, a Scorpio Moon and an Ascendant in earthy Virgo. The Ascendant (or cusp of the 1st house) is the point where we begin our journey in this life and as Richard’s Moon and Mercury exactly hit this spot in her chart it’s no wonder that she states on her blog, that – encountering for the first time in “The Hobbit” – she felt like Bilbo, racing through the village and exclaiming “I’m going on an adventure!” when she started blogging. Since her Sun ist spot on Richard’s Mars and North Node in Aquarius it is also no surprise that she “was drawn to the physicality in his acting”. His Saturn on her South Node gives a karmic note to all of this (I’ve experienced this myself 30 years ago, with a person I’m still thinking about from time to time – one look into his eyes and I was a goner back then…). To top all of this: her Vertex is conjunct the cusp of his 7th house of relationships. This aspect simply forces you to start a relationship and to form a somewhat soul-connection to that person. As Aquarius in the 7th house is all about “unusual” partnerships, blogging about somebody one has never met in person and dedicating quite some feelings, time and energy to the process, certainly fits right in 😉
When people feel strongly about another person and they consult an astrologer because of it, their first question usually is “does he/she feels the same about me?”.
A lot of “well wishers” who met Richard “in the flesh” stated that they really felt him tune in to them for a brief moment. Of course he did. All the above mentioned astrological connections are no one-way road. With the personal planets, the Nodes of the Moon and angles like the Ascendant or the Vertex involved, there is a “hey, you intrigue me” spark in each meeting. Those fans wouldn’t be standing there and wanting to meet him in the first place, if they hadn’t one of those aspects.
For Richard it is of course rather impossible to explore any of these feelings further in such situations, but as his Moon (emotional core), North Node (life’s goal) and Mars (action) are connected to Chiron, his “wounded healer” on his MC in a triangular aspect pattern that is called a Yod (aka “The Finger of God”) – interactions with people who are aspecting one of these planets/points are of an emotional healing nature for both parties. (More on his Chiron/MC aspect in “The Witches of Erebor“.) As I see it, it is really vital for him to “feed” on all that love, energy and support not only virtual but by really connecting with people. From what one can read from bloggers or fans who met him especially at the Crucible’s stage door, there might have been some moments of real enlightenment.
As explained in “The Witches of Erebor” transiting Uranus (the “Awakener” that brings sudden changes, shock and all things unexpected) was connecting to his Chiron/MC for the whole run of “The Crucible”. So everyone who has a strong aspect to his Chiron (among all the fan-data I’ve collected so far, there are a lot!) would’ve experienced a sort of awakening during that time and by meeting him there (depending on the nature of the planet involved in their own chart).
As Uranus is also the natural ruler of Aquarius, there was also a special emphasize during this time for Richard on “how must I act to reach my life’s goal” – as it is all about connecting with people and to form relationships, that will somehow support a “greater cause” or have a strong humanitarian aspect (North Node conjunct Mars in Aquarius in his 7th house). This is not coincidentally the same theme as Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” itself has, and I’m going to expand on that in the upcoming essay “The Karmic Cycle of the Crucible” (the link points to a sort of prologue).
I do think, that during times when he’s not able to meet fans for real, he really reads tweets and in some of the blogs to get that (much needed) emotional feedback. His Moon in his 2nd house is the apex planet in his Yod. The 2nd house is about values, talent, resources, possessions and all sorts of pleasure. So the Moon placed here really craves emotional support until he learns to develop own feelings of self-worth (which would be a lifelong mission with the Moon involved in a Yod like this). He literally values the support directed at him as a treasured ‘possession’ and he constantly fears of getting in debt (monetarian as well as emotional). On a lighter note: another aspect of the Moon here is incidentally that one can be a real “foodie” 😉
So while Chiron and his North Node & Mars at the Yod’s base are connected in a harmonious sextile aspect, they are linked to his Moon by two Quincunx’. I’ve described that energy before: this is not a stable connection, it is shifting and constantly re-connecting, so with a Yod like this, one will have, especially during one’s youth, some hard times to discover how one’s emotional needs might align with the profession/public status one wants to achieve (vulnerable Chiron on the MC) one the one hand and relationships of any kind (North Node/Mars in “human condition” Aquarius in the 7th house) on the other.
So all I’m saying is: keep on blogging! It is for a greater cause 🙂
Edit on august 22: Part 2 is up here!