Butch & Sundance (Newman & Redford)
Love Love LOVE this flick – these two pros brought it to life. They remained life-long friends, loved pulling hilarious pranks on each other.
Mostly I’ll miss the fun we had. We played lots of pranks on each other. I used to race cars, and after he took this rare Porsche I owned for a drive, he began to get into racing. He had incredible reflexes, and he got really good, but he talked so much about it that I got sick of it. So I had a beaten-up Porsche shell delivered to his porch for his 50th birthday. He never said anything, but not long after, I found a crate of molten metal delivered to the living room of my (rented) house. It dented the floor. I then had it turned into a really ugly sculpture and dropped into his garden. To this day, neither one of us has ever mentioned it.
Robert Redford , The NYDO
Newman was an Aquarius with a Capricorn rising stellium opposite Cancer Pluto riding the horizon line. He had a Grand Water Trine – a kite with Capricorn Mercury/Venus/Jupiter opposing Pluto in Cancer; Saturn trine Uranus trine Pluto. Interestingly, his Pisces Moon had little to no major aspects save a separating trine (7 degrees) to Scorpio MC.
Redford (who reminds me of my brother in the photo above) is a Leo with a Big Virgo stellium: Virgo Moon conjunct Mercury conjunct Neptune loosely conjunct (6 degrees) Venus. Venus trines Uranus exact (the rest if you follow transference of light) Leo Mars trines Jupiter ruling in Sagittarius – that Jupiter also serves as focal point of a T-Square between Pisces Saturn opposite Virgo Neptune/Mercury/Moon. Redford has NNode in Capricorn conjunct MC – staying power in career/conservation, obviously working that one perfectly.
These two have powerful hard aspects running their natal charts, propelling them to success, but I am curious what energies they created together.
As far as synastry goes, Newman’s Capricorn stellium was in trine to Redford’s Virgo stellium – lots of personal planets in the mix to keep them easy with each other. This same stellium trined Redford’s Toro Uranus. Their Saturns were trine each other (work, ties that bind). Redford’s Sun trined Paul’s Mars in Aries fueling the racecar link.
Composite chart: Sun/Mercury/Venus in Scorpio 9 trine Pluto in Cancer – hilarious.
These two had/have huge sex appeal (Pluto) women (Cancer 5) swooning all over the globe (9th). Further highlighted by Sagittarius Moon opposite Mars in Gemini, they talked good game, clever and funny. Composite Uranus (ruling composite chart) in Aries squares both Cancer Pluto and Saturn (ruling) Capricorn. The bandit on the run thing, wild and free really worked for them both in this film, as well as in life – they loved surprising each other.
Use enough dynamite there, Butch ?