May I introduce Mr. Karl Urban.
I am always amazed at how astrology is so layered….complex, and yet equally stunningly simple. Karl is a Gemini Sun, Mercury combust (within 2 degrees of Sun means solar rays overpower Mercury, ego can rule thinking) and Sun conjunct Saturn (which gives a little balance, reality check to the combust Mercury) all in Gemini. Mercury rules Gemini, so it is well-placed despite being combust.
Here’s the stunningly simple bit: trekkies (me !) can tell you if you don’t know yourself – Karl dead on NAILED the role of Dr. McCoy ‘Bones’ in Star Trek. I read it brought Leonard Nimoy to tears, Karl was that good. I can tell you my jaw dropped…whoa. !
For the record, Karl ~ you were awesome ! Trek sequel is in post-production yippie !
Gemini’s are fabulous mimics and Karl has Sun (honors, recognition) smack between Mercury (rules names, communication) and Saturn (rules bones). See how easy ?!
Astrology has a myriad of layers like a prism diverts rays of light, humans are complex, we have depth ~ stages of learning and growth unfold as the planets move with us throughout our lives…fascinating, yes ?
Click here for similar film astro story surrounding James Earl Jones of Vader fame.
Karl has this Gemini conjunction trine Uranus in Libra. (Now I know why he reminds me of my brother. My brother was an 3rd house [Gemini rules] Aquarius [Uranus rules]stellium.) Gemini Mercury trine Libra Uranus is savvy and bright, uncannily perceptive on relationship matters, and those involving art, love and money. Uranus is unpredictable and is aptly named ‘the awakener’ for it is the ginormous game changer that strikes in an instant. It is polarities – one minute you are here – next minute you are there. Standing in the same spot but with a 180 shift in perspective. BAM !
Gemini’s see both sides, they are idea people – Sun, Mercury and Saturn trine Uranus in Libra is super observant, weighs and balances thinking, communications. Uranus is the esoteric ruler of Libra – it is the intuitive wrecking ball of the status quo, delivering stunning insights in a lightning flash ~> a whole new world, way of thinking follows.
Also, Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury and I know it rules body language (non-verbal) as it is an intuitive art, telepathic. Karl channelled that innate talent into the role of McCoy – the body language was spot on. Even if viewers didn’t consciously know the exacts of why Karl was so dead on, they instinctively knew. Animals communicate in this way, it is honed and precise. Some humans also have a genius ability in this area, Karl is one of these people.
Saturn in Gemini is an alert, clever focused mind. It acts as a funnel or anchor for the innate flip-flop dual nature of Mercury ruled Gemini. Saturn builds a foundation in thinking and communicating – it does the hard work, conjunct Sun, Karl is a hard worker and proud (Sun) of the work he does.
This Gemini stellium is also sextile Moon in Aries, that’s communication meets action on the playing field. Moon (feelings) in Aries likes to go gung ho – it is impulsive and independent – a leading Moon, not a following passive Moon, for it is powered by Mars and wants what it wants when it wants it, and make it snappy ! Moon is conjunct Chiron (loosely perhaps, don’t have his exact time of birth here) leading to self-revelations regarding the wounding and subsequent healing via women and/or the public in his life. Moon is opposite Libra Uranus so love relationships and/or relationships with the public will result in breakthroughs in how he feels, what he knows (Uranus) intuitively, and how he acts (Mars). This conjunction and subsequent awakening completely overhauls his way of nurturing himself and others.
Karl has Mars in Cancer at 16 degrees, conjunct John Rhys-Davies Mars at 20 degrees Cancer. (Sean Bean’s Mars is at 4 degrees Cancer.) This means they feel (Moon rules Cancer) and actively respond to situations in a similar fashion. Karl is a big fan of Indiana Jones and likely really enjoyed working with John. (Karl named one of his sons Indy, short for Indiana..!..and ok, I have to interject Mercury loves to name things and his other son’s name is Hunter, great names, imo !) [note: Thanks Universe for giving me a whole new mindset on Mars in Cancer peeps. Message received. O&O]
Karl has 3 T-Squares, focal planets are as follows:
Focal planets are under the most stress to transform the squares, which are inner tension and friction, they represent obstacles to be overcome.
Invoke the highest vibration of Mars (enthusiasm rather than anger; Pluto transformation of self rather than power over others; Jupiter exploration of philosophies rather than extravagance and lack of foresight)
Mars in Cancer (square-inner tension) Moon in Aries & Uranus in Libra
[Moon opposite Uranus]
Pluto in Virgo (square) Venus in Cancer & Jupiter in Capricorn
[Venus opposite Jupiter]
Jupiter in Capricorn (square) Uranus in Libra & Moon in Aries
[Moon opposite Uranus]
First off, Karl’s Pluto is exact conjunct my 29 degree Virgo Sun. He transforms, while I enlighten,… seems appropriate. The 29th degree is a culmination degree (each sign has 30 degrees, 0-29) meaning he will transform (Pluto) by service to others, self-improvement and problem solving. He will likely constantly seek perfection (Virgo) through transformative experiences. This will involve a strain between love, his art (Venus) home and family (Cancer) and possibly overwork. Most likely, distance (Jupiter) from family while working is very difficult for him. The high side of this is honing the higher vision (Jupiter in Capricorn) into a piece of material work is intensely gratifying, undoubtedly he wants and needs public approval. (Venus and Mars in sensitive Cancer.) * for the record, I own Pathfinder, Riddick & love them, I have yet to watch Comanche Moon, my Mother owns it…soon.
Karl has 5 retrograde planets: Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto. Retrograde planetary energies manifest or ‘incubate’ as internal energy until they are ready to manifest outwardly. Retrograde energies are usually forced by an outside circumstance to manifest outwardly – as they begin to manifest outwardly you will WoW people with your seemingly new talents and traits.
North Node of Destiny is in Capricorn, Saturn (rules Cap) is conjunct Sun in Gemini trine Uranus in Libra sextile Moon (public) and opposite Neptune (film).
Unusual communication via the conduit of work in film in the public spotlight.
North Node trine Virgo Pluto indicates transformation though visionary analyzation of artwork, communication and duty.
Since Karl is loaded with polarities (that is a compliment, btw., I am too.) I want to mention Hephaistos (asteroid of blacksmiths; forgiveness, craft, cunning and skill ), since Karl was part of a Weta project regarding the Weta weaponry – speaking in a doco – which of course I cannot locate at the moment, will return to edit, check back.
Éomer carried Gúthwinë (Old English for battle-friend). It was borne by him at the battle of Hornburg, and presumably at the battle of the Pelennor Fields and the battle before Morannon. Karl’s Hephaistos is trine Jupiter and biquintile (special talents) Pluto giving him an added boost of artistic (Venus rules Taurus) transformation.
Ok, um Karl has Sun at 16 degrees Gemini conjunct MY Hephaistos, my Sun is conjunct HIS Pluto…fascinating. I did mention polarities, did I not ? lol.
So Karl will experience the Occultation of Venus conjunct his 16 degree Gemini Sun on the 5th of June. (Occultation is 15 ’45 Gemini) This will likely trigger a long-term slow acting shift in his way of thinking about art, love and relationships. It may induce a more inclusive, cosmic or intuitive (Sun trines natal Libra Uranus) way of thinking (opposite natal Neptune in Sagittarius) and seeing the cosmos and dealing with others. It will also tune up his higher ideals surrounding beliefs, healing through film work and the public, as well as on the family front (Moon). Revelations regarding the creative self and future directions will come into focus with the occultation of Venus.
Saesa omentien lle, lle ume quel, quel marth, mellon.