Lee Jun Fan
Way of the Dragon, indeed.
Born in the hour of the dragon, in a metal dragon year – double dragon is extremely powerful, very auspicious. Dragon rules the energetic morning hours between 7-9am. Unpredictable, ambitious, opinionated, outspoken and lucky are traits of dragon hours.
Metal dragon of 1940 is a gleaming sword. Future – oriented, decisive and natural – born leaders, metal dragons are fair and honest. Lessons to learn are tact, flexibility, relaxation.
I haven’t been as stunned by a natal chart since I saw the grand water trines of Nostradamus.
Bruce Lee’s powerful Pluto is packing a punch as focal planet of several T-Squares.
Pluto forces the personal will and outward energies of Mars to a higher octave.
Pluto is divine will – implosive power and force channeled, focused into explosive extremes of energy that manifest in outward metamorphosis.
Bruce channeled this magical transformative Plutonic energy into extraordinary physical prowess. Onscreen he led the globe to recognize the spiritual beauty and grace of martial arts.
Born in San Francisco and raised in Hong Kong, Bruce had appeared in 20 films by age 18. Bruce moved back to the states when he turned 19, majoring in philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle.
In later years he practiced, taught and wrote of the evolution of his way of martial arts, which he called Jeet Kune Do, “The Way of The Intercepting Fist.”
Bruce read and wrote extensively his thoughts about physical combat, the psychology of fighting, the philosophical roots of martial arts, and about motivation, self-actualization and liberation of the individual. (source)
Bruce Lee was a 12th house Sagittarius Sun, Scorpio Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars.
Intense, unusual spiritual quest was definitely on the menu with this 11th house stellium. Nearly all his personal planets are ruled by his focal planet, Pluto.
Bruce was creative power incarnate. Leonine Pluto taps into the center of being , the power of WILL in tandem with the strength of the heart: spirit, honor, kindness and generosity.
His winning card – Sag in 12th has secret allies – his Sun is trine the house Sun naturally rules, Leo. He shines brilliant spiritual fires of the phoenix from a dark well of Plutonic power which rests on the 8th, the house Pluto naturally rules.
Scorpio fixates, obsesses, probes and penetrates the mysteries fearlessly tapping the still waters of the soul seeking control. Sun in trine to Pluto learns self-control, then teaches the philosophy to others. Eleventh house stellium packed with Scorpionic power shares intellectual enlightenment gleaned from within for the betterment of earthkind.
The creative 5th house & intellectual 11th house axis is activated – what I have opposes what we have. Bruce wanted artistic control of teaching and communicating his way of Jeet Kune Do, financial gain was not paramount, the spiritual way of martial arts (Neptune 10 conj MC) life was most important to him.
Stealth in the 12th ~> Sag Sun trines Pluto: his aim to bring spiritual insight to the masses – a public display of personal power controlled, harnessed ~> superhuman force applied with spiritual discipline to achieve enlightenment and transcend personal limitations. Note Sun quintiles MC as well. Mars rules his creative 5th house: action hero, onscreen.
Taurean Uranus trines Virgo Neptune in the 10th at MC – earth plane manifestation of unusual zen principles – martial arts philosophy was woven into his daily life, spirituality was Bruce was spirituality. Graceful precision of movement on film was his destiny.
Libran North Node quincunx Saturn, quite possibly he knew the toll intense overwork (Saturn conjunct Jupiter) would have on the physical vehicle, but felt he was unable to comply with normal standards of rest. He needed to share, he sought peace and balance through work, his art. Uranus is restless in Venus- ruled Taurus, stillness must be continually cultivated, and it does not come easy.
Bruce had Uranus quintile Pluto – his talents and spiritual gifts had a profound impact on the world – he helped introduce gung fu to the world through teaching martial arts.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Not being tense but ready.
Not thinking but not dreaming.
Not being set but flexible.
Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement.
It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.
~ Bruce Lee
action packed tribute vid, great tune
Bruce wrote this on a postcard to his future wife, Linda, just a few weeks after they started dating.