May I introduce Welsh actor, Mr. John Rhys-Davies.
John, who when young won a place at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, has over his long career appeared in over 70 films, he is known for his voice work, and also numerous television appearances.
Ok, I’ll give it to ya straight from geeky fangirl central.
1. Indiana Jones (Sallah)
2. Star Trek (Voyager, Leonardo da Vinci)
3. Lord of the Rings (Gimli, Treebeard)
4. Dune (Noree Moneo)
Aside from the fact that he is a very sweet man, these are 4 sci-fi action-adventure flicks I adore – that pretty much seals the deal for me. John is one superfly Taurus !
John is a Taurus Sun, Mercury, and Venus. Taurus is a dependable, hard worker and can easily find the zen in any situation. Venus rules Taurus and is well placed here in the sign it rules – conjunct Mercury it not only gives a pleasant, courteous manner of speaking but also his deep rich voice, for Taurus rules the throat. Mercury leads the Sun in the chart giving John an added kick of Mercurial communication in the house of where he ‘shines’.
This conjunction of personal planets is square Pluto in Leo (the sign of creativity) giving depth (Pluto) to both his artwork (Venus) and his speaking voice. Cancer Mars can be moody, but sextile Sun it steadies (fluctuating Moon rules Cancer) Mars and helps give his voice power as well as enriching sensitivity towards others with Sun in steady Taurus.
John has North Node conjunct Pluto in dramatic Leo – this signals a life path in the arts and being in the spotlight. Pluto conjunct North Node means his destiny is to be a catalyst in this life – Pluto is the planet of the journey of transformation through loss, death and re-birth, literally and metaphorically. In order to create, a great artist needs a deep well to tap for inspiration and John has got it. He is deeply inspired by others and he inspires others as well, Pluto knows no other way but intensity.
Pluto contacts all his personal planets (closer to Sun, move faster, they are felt more readily in our lives) but Mars. Pluto is also sextile Libra Moon which is an opportunity to grow through women (Venus rules Libra, both Moon and Venus represent women) and enrich the creative process (Pluto sextile Libra Neptune as well- rules inspired art) through using the intensity of Plutonic experiences to create dramatic art.
Moon conjunct Neptune in Libra is a fine placement for artists as Moon represents feelings; Neptune inspires creative daydream states of reverie – and Libra is a Venus (cultivated art) ruled house. This conjunction is trine Pluto, so again artwork created from a wellspring of life experience.
Libra Moon and Neptune are trine Uranus in Gemini which means intuition is very strong and communication quick and restless. Uranus is intuition, the higher octave of Mercury (which rules Gemini) meaning John is a quick thinker who likes to keep ideas and conversation flowing. Saturn (time, patience) placed in Gemini gives a steady nature to speech and study, though in square to Neptune it can signal a need for disciplined, practical, constructive thought surrounding daydreaming and the creative process.
John has Jupiter in Leo which gives him stage (Leo rules the stage) presence, but also expands the vocal capabilities of the Taurus conjunction by square. This can also mean a love of talking and a need to listen or simply take care to guard from hasty speech from self or others. Eating right to stay heart healthy, is important, for a Leo (rules the heart) Jupiter can expand what it contacts and it is in square or compromise with indulgent Sun (Sun rules Leo) in Taurus. (Taurus rules the senses, likes to enjoy food and drink.)
John has Mars quintile (spiritual gift / talent) Neptune (rules film) which gives him an edge on artistic expression with the outgoing action planet Mars working in tandem with mystical, spiritual, artistic, Libra Neptune. Leo Jupiter quintile Gemini Uranus indicates a booming voice (Mercury rules Gemini, and Jupiter squares Mercury too) and a love for innovative, expansive ideas. John taught (Jupiter and Mercury rule teaching) at Watton County Secondary School in Norfolk, where his students likely found him a powerful, innovative teacher.
Also, I was curious to investigate the skin sensitivity, as I also have sensitive skin.
John broke out terribly to the prosthetics used in Lord of the Rings, sometimes so much his eyes would swell shut. Poor guy ~ that’s dedication !
So here are the deets: Saturn rules skin, Aquarius sensitive skin. John has Saturn square (internal tension, conflict) sensitive Neptune in Libra (make – up, cosmetics). This Gemini (rules writing) Saturn (rules time, permanence and along with Mars, tattoos) is square his Moon and Neptune in beautiful balanced Libra, and I am sure at the end of filming, the last thing he wanted was more skin irritation.
Thank you John, I look forward to seeing more of your work…
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