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I love watching Richard chew Middle Earth scenery – a commanding, Kingly presence indeed – authoritative voice, confident swagger that is Leo incarnate. 

Richard is a late degree Leo Sun conjunct Venus (within a degree).  Sun in the sign it rules, tightly conjunct Venus is creatively beneficial – attracting those who stand apart, are willpowered, fun and expressive.  Leo Sun/Venus is an affectionate combo, very generous, eager to play and have fun, but also demands its due – in respect as well as love. 

Courageous Leo loves camaraderie, happily shares the wealth of spirit inherent to house of Sun; Virgo Moon is more reticent to take the spotlight, preferring to work quietly, diligently on the craft.  Moon in Virgo needs intellectual feeding to feel emotionally satisfied, further highlighted by Mercury in house.

Mental gymnastics feed the creative prowess, leading to focused self-expression.  Practicality meets perfectionism, versatility bred by sensing sacred patterns, making connections.  Clever emotional weaving of worlds holds court, thoughts pave the road to success, solving the restless tension via Mercury (tightest focal, see below) is key.

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Sun/Venus Leo is very giving/heartfelt, full of hope.  If they do not receive in kind, they are forgiving, but their pride takes a hit and their light dims. (Sun rules Leo.)  I mention this as Richard has a rolling (out of sign) stellium with Venus/Sun/Mercury collectively serving as joint focal points in a T-Square.

Squares indicate personal metamorphosis, internal obstacles leading to massive growth.  T-Square focal points are a funnel for expression.  See Bruce Lee.  Sun/Venus in late Leo shows creative expression is of incredible importance to him; Virgo Mercury as focal highlights intellectual dexterity, high qi analyzation of ideas and the reasoning behind them.

Richard’s Venus/Sun/Mercury are rolling focals square both Saturn and Jupiter/Neptune indicating intense focus on art, work, diplomacy and life philosophies.  Think/see/learn/desire/analyze are all getting the workout – squares keep the road hot because we want to scratch the itch of friction.

Communicating depth perception (Saturn/restriction) breathes full flexibility into the house of Gemini, which craves nuance and information exchange.  Expression is crucial to breaking he crystallizations of Saturn – house Gemini loves change while Saturn does not – best bet is to find the balance and work it.

Leo Venus in exact square to Scorpio Neptune indicates high qi awareness/creativity when channeled correctly, low qi delusion/obsession when living in shadow.  Hard aspects between Venus and Neptune are the hallmark of a creative, sensitive soul – octaves of artistic expression working together.  Late Leo Sun conjunct Venus further highlights this strength.

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Also of note is the similarity/individual nuances between Richard and Martin Freeman (Bilbo) who were both born in the UK within a month of each other.  Their charts are similar (esp. the outer planets) but the inner planets determine personal expression, hence only a wide similarity. House placements will also determine much that I am unable to tell without the exact time of birth.  I have done a solar chart (Noon) for both men.  If you would like to compare, Martin’s chart interp is here.

Similarities include Mars conjunct North Node in trine to Uranus, and a Grand Air Trine (communication) but Richard has a much tighter conjunction between Mars and North Node of Destiny by less than a degree.  Uranus trine Saturn trine Mars/NNode circulates social/generational stream of consciousness  ideas – while driving action to change.

Richard has Mars quintile (gifts, talents) Neptune indicating a love of music, film, as well as plenty of peace and quiet to let the mind wander and relax.  Hiking and getting right with nature is a great work/stress reducer.

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Now for seeing Thorin in his chart. 
Hello, the Leo has landed. 

Leo is royalty; Saturn is lineage – ancestry through the Father aka Capricorn/Saturn.
Fits the Thorin II Oakenshield bill.
(Son of Thrain II, grandson of King Thor.)
No great love of elves via Saturn opposing Neptune – King Thranduil did not assist the dwarves when Smaug took over Erebor, their lonely mountain home.

Sun conjunct Venus in late Leo ?
Leo loves the shiny gold bling (Leo rules gold) – mountains of it. (Saturn)
Just saying’.

peace
Gneiss Moon