G L A D I A T O R S
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did
at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. -Muhammad Ali
The classical story of the Trojan War
has yet to reach the screen, probably because the ten year conflict on the battlefield, featuring mortals, demigods, and immortals would be difficult to condense into the confined border of a theater screen. There have been several attempts to transfer this epic to film, most recently starring
Brad Pitt as the great Greek warrior Achilles. Thetis [Julie Christie], mother of Achilles, bathed her newborn son in the River Styx, waters the Immortals swear by. His only vulnerable point was his heel, where she held him when she dipped him into the river.
The legend of the Trojan War includes a prologue about what occurs before the birth of Achilles and Paris [Orlando Bloom]. There was a prophesy delivered by the Oracle at Delphi so King Priam of Troy [Peter O'Toole] would know the implications of the birth of Paris.
A background story involves a golden apple, the "Apple of Eris" with the words 'for the fairest' written on it. Eris threw her infamous apple at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis [parents of Achilles], which caused Hera, Athena and Aphrodite to contend against each other for the prize.
Zeus, the Lord of Heaven, who sent the three goddesses to Mount Ida in order to be judged by the shepherd Paris, had in mind the destruction of mankind. For the ruler of heaven, they say, purposed to make his daughter Helen famous, along with the race of the demigods, by letting her cause a war between Europe and Asia. Paris decided in favour of Aphrodite who told him she would give him the most beautiful woman on earth. The Judgement of Paris led directly to the Abduction of Helen.
Prince Paris of Troy
Foundation of Troy* from The Siege and Fall of Troy, by Robert Graves
King Arthur and His Knights of The Round Table
Legend: King Arthur - No other hero of the Dark Ages is featured so prominently in such a vast amount of literature as King Arthur.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by JRR Tolkien and EV Gordon published by Oxford University Press, first published in 1925. Search abebooks.com, a superlative antiquarian bookseller site.
Modern folk-lore, like mediæval legend, has its stories of the inter-marriages of natives of this world with those of the other-world, often located underneath a lake. The curious reader will find several examples of such stories in Principal Rhŷs’s collection of Welsh and Manx folk-lore... The name of Arthur’s wife, Gwenhwyfar, which means ‘the White Spectre,’ also suggests that originally she too played a part in a story of the same kind. In all these and similar narratives, it is important to note the way in which the Celtic conceptions of the other-world, in Britain and in Ireland, have been coloured by the geographical aspects of these two countries, by their seas, their islands, their caves, their mounds, their lakes, and their mountains. The local other-worlds of these lands bear, as we might have expected, the clear impress of their origin... One Irish story has a naïve description of the glories of the Celtic Elysium in the words—‘Admirable was that land: there are three trees there always bearing fruit, one pig always alive, and another ready cooked.'
Such conceptions, as we see from Celtic legend, proved an admirable stimulus and provided excellent material for the development of Celtic narrative, and the weird and romantic effect was further heightened by the general belief in the possibilities of magic and metamorphosis. Moreover, the association with innumerable place-names of legends of this type gave the beautiful scenery of Celtic lands an added charm, which has attached their inhabitants to them with a subtle and unconquerable attachment scarcely intelligible to the more prosaic inhabitants of prosaic lands. To the poetic Celt the love of country tends to become almost a religion. The Celtic mind cannot remain indifferent to lands and seas whose very beauty compels the eyes of man to gaze upon them to their very horizon, and the lines of observation thus drawn to the horizon are for the Celt continual temptations to the thought of an infinity beyond. The preoccupation of the Celtic mind with the deities of his scenery, his springs, his rivers, his seas, his forests, his mountains, his lakes, was in thorough keeping with the tenour of his mind, when tuned to its natural surroundings. In dealing with Celtic religion, mythology, and legend, it is not so much the varying local and temporal forms that demand our attention, as the all-pervading and animating spirit, which shows its essential character even through the scanty remains of the ancient Celtic world. Celtic religion bears the impress of nature on earth far more than nature in the heavens
-Edward Anwyl, Celtic Religion, in Pre-Christian Times
Richard Burton CAMELOT
November 10, 1925, 3:00 PM
Sun 17° Scorpio 42' - Moon 9° Virgo 28'
Ascendant 1° Aries 13' [Mercury 6° Sagittarius 0' trine ASC by sign] - Midheaven 0° Capricorn 28'
Pagentry of Camelot on Ed Sullivan Show
Richard Harris CAMELOT
Marcus Aurelius, in GLADIATOR, and The Tower House
Note: Richard Harris as Richard the Lionheart in Robin and Marian
Richard Harris IMDb
Michael York CAMELOT
A Knight in Camelot, A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
March 27, 1942, 5:05 AM
Sun 5° Aries 52' - Moon 0° Leo 00', Asc 7° Aquarius 27' - MC 6° Sag 30'
Mars 11° Gemini 47' in Fourth House: Mars conjunct Jupiter, square Mercury, trine ASC, sextile Sun
Sean Connery FIRST KNIGHT
Enter Camelot: First Knight (Jerry Goldsmith) 1:29
First Knight the night battle Richard Gere as Sir Lancelot 2:46
August 25, 1930, 6:05 PM
Sun 1° Virgo 45' - Moon 23° Virgo 53'
Ascendant 6° Capricorn 07' - Midheaven 18° Scorpio 44'
Mars 28° Gemini 15' in Sixth House: Mars square Mercury, square Moon, and sextile Sun
Trailer Robin and Marian 3:10
Director: Antoine Fuqua 2004
Stars: Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley, more
The Making of "King Arthur" - Blood On The Land: Forging King Arthur
The Camelot Project
Meditation: Mind in Balance
BEN HUR * EL CID
DOB October 4, 1924, 7:55 AM
Sun 11° Libra 03' - Moon 27°Sagittarius 33'
Ascendant 4° Scorpio 20' - Midheaven 11° Leo 35'
Mars 26° Aquarius 19' House IV, sextile Moon, opposite Neptune
Charlton Heston Star Menu: El Cid, films include The Greatest Show on Earth, "The Big Country” and “The Ten Commandments,” in which he portrayed Moses
Fiery Mars embraces intellectual themes in the air sign Aquarius, giving rise to persistence in new methods when tackling old problems. There may be flirtation with an experimental theory [often generated by an abstract, detachment from a familiar security blanket, or a need for reform]. Mars in this 'garment' will relish the tension that results from an obstruction, handicap, and rejection in the workplace. The house of Aquarius has a lot to do with taking up completion of 'past karma', the last phase of adapt initiation, and overdue closures.
Aquarius is the zodiacal sign most associated with what is novel when applied to the urge to reinvent oneself, changing one’s profession, philosophic or political affiliation, and/or the search for a classic ‘make over.’
The spontaneous quality of Aquarius allows Mars to open up, act out, and improvise. One of the most compelling examples of Mars in Aquarius caught on the silver screen appears in Ben Hur, during the great chariot race. Charlton Heston is actually thrown forward, over the top of the chariot, onto the reins of four racing horses and can manage to keep his wits about him. He immediately starts to climb back into the chariot, regains control of his team, and rides on to win the race… without missing a beat. Heston won an Oscar for his role as Ben Hur, a nobleman who lived in Jerusalem during the early days of Roman occupation.
Mars in Aquarius is far more flexible and ‘expansive’ than Mars in Capricorn [his exaltation] so this list contains many masters in theory and science, and in particular, theory applied to music.
2PAC [Tupac Shakur], Evangeline Adams, Kirstie Alley, Maya Angelou, Ann-Margret, Lance Armstrong
Lauren Bacall, Alec Baldwin [The Shadow, Shortcut to Success], Tallulah Bankhead, Sacha Baron Cohen, Béla Bartók, John Belushi, Dirk Benedict [Lt. Templeton "The Faceman" Peck, The A-Team], Paul Bettany, Bill Bixby, Karen Black, Jon Bon Jovi, Kate Bosworth, Brandy, Adrien Brody, Garth Brooks, Dave Brubeck, Tim Buckley, Eric Burdon [The Animals], Cliff Burton [Metallica]
Truman Capote, Julie Christie, Adam Clayton [U2], John Cleese [Monty Python, Harry Potter], Ornette Coleman, Nicolaus Copernicus, Sofia Coppola, Sheryl Crow
Dorothy Dandridge, Eugène Delacroix, Patrick Dempsey, Susan Dey, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci [The Da Vinci Code], Matt Dillon, Jeanne Dixon, Isadora Duncan
Elizabeth II, Missy Elliott
Dakota Fanning, Farrah Fawcett, Fergie [Black Eyed Peas], Bobby Fischer, Bridget Fonda, Jane Fonda, George Foreman, Jamie Foxx
Note George Foreman [born January 10, 1949, Sun 20° Capricorn 35' and Moon 2° Gemini 02',
Ascendant 8° Virgo 27' with his Midheaven @ 6° Gemini 32'] is an American two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. He became the oldest man ever to win a major heavyweight title at 45. Foreman still holds that distinction and has been named one of the 25 greatest fighters of all time by Ring Magazine. Nicknamed "Big George", he is now a successful businessman and an ordained Christian minister who has his own church.
Zsa Zsa Gábor, Crystal Gayle, Cary Grant, Jennifer Grey, Guccio Gucci, Gurdjieff
Charlton Heston, Jennifer Love Hewitt [Shortcut to Success, The Ghost Whisperer], Paul Hogan, Howard Hughes, Holly Hunter
Eric Idle [Monty Python], Steve Irwin
La Toya Jackson, Jay Z [Shawn Corey Carter], Scarlett Johansson
Alicia Keys, Gelsey Kirkland, Alison Krauss
Cloris Leachman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sugar Ray Leonard, Charles Lindbergh, Lorna Luft
Note Sugar Ray Leonard [b. Ray Charles Leonard born May 17, 1956] has Mars 20° Aquarius 34', in his Third Department of Life. His Mars aspects include Mars opposite Jupiter, Mars opposite Pluto, and Sun square Mars.
He was one of the leading boxers in the world in the late 1970s and 1980s, winning world titles at multiple weights and engaging in contests with such celebrated opponents as Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler. He was named after the singing legend Ray Charles.
Andie MacDowell, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Chris Martin [Coldplay], Marcello Mastroianni, Stella McCartney, Matthew McConaughey, Patrick McGoohan, Sir Ian McKellen [Da Vinci Code, Lord of the Rings, The Shadow], Franz Anton Mesmer, Penelope Ann Miller [The Shadow], Caroline Myss
Michelle Obama, Gary Oldman [Harry Potter], Ryan O'Neal, Haley Joel Osment [A.I., Secondhand Lions, The Sixth Sense]
François Rabelais, Rainer Maria Rilke, Tony Robbins, Axl Rose, Winona Ryder
J. D. Salinger, Pete Sampras, Alexander Scriabin, Grace Slick (Jefferson Starship), Jada Pinkett Smith, Snoop Dogg, Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, Johann Strauss
Melody Thomas-Scott, François Truffaut
Ritchie Valens, Vangelis, Giuseppe Verdi, Antonio Vivaldi, Kurt Vonnegut
Richard Wagner, Robert Wagner, Mark Wahlberg, Christopher Walken, Emma Watson [Harry Potter], Claude Weiss [Swiss astrologer], Mae West, Vivienne Westwood, Tennessee Williams, Elijah Wood [Lord of the Rings], Joanne Woodward
Star Trek Star Charts
The Enterprise Captains
STATISTICAL REPORT FOR FILMS
Based on the early computer studies of star charts drawn for movie stars and stage
performers, conducted by Doris Chase Doane [see
Harrison Ford for entire analysis]
· Birth-charts of movie stars analyzed 100 100%
· Charts with Mars prominent 98 98%, · Charts with Uranus prominent 94 94%, · Charts with Neptune prominent 89 89%
· Fifth House Activity of 100 Movie Stars, · Charts with fifth house active 93 93%
· First House Activity of 100 Movie Stars, · Charts with first house active 91 91%
Errol Flynn was born in the British Commonwealth seaport Hobart, Tasmania [Australia], on June 20, 1909.
Flynn's Sun encouraged his love of adventure @ 27° Gemini 43'
supported by his imagination with Luna @ 18° Cancer 47', an Aries 25° Ascendant, and his powerful Aquarian Midheaven @ 1° [eye of the Eagle]
Destiny Path: 9
Errol Flynn was born with Mars 14° Pisces 44', in House XI, one of the departments of life also associated with the screenwriter, director, and producer. His Mars is trine [120 degrees] Neptune, trine Venus, and sextile [60 degrees] Uranus
Mars in Pisces is one of those placements that turns straw into gold or it summons your worst nightmare. Mars, in the sign of translation, interpretation, and poetic license, has the power to inspire, bring an audience to the edge of its seats, and transform people who have hit the bottom rung of the ladder. Many consider Mars in Pisces too heavy for public consumption, but he is active in many of the star charts of popular, successful film, theatre, and music stars. The character of Mars does not usually fare well, in the same robust way, in most other professions, in particular those that must rely on left [computer] brain skill.
Errol Flynn’s Mars in opposition to Jupiter 7° Virgo 55' in the fifth house of early education, amusement/pleasure, the heart’s desire, theatre, archeology, strategy, and competitive sports, effectively converted his renown athletic agility to the screen.
His ‘collective awareness’ transferred well through his many heroic screen characters, starting with Captain Blood, his first portrayal on the silver screen. Some critics hold that Flynn’s best performance was his first because Blood brought out the natural generosity of Mars in Pisces, and an unusual ability to externalize those Martian gifts of poetic breadth of imagination. In fact, the hero Captain Blood reached the same depths of misfortune that would later befall Errol Flynn himself.
His "pinnacle years" smashes include: "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "The Adventures of Robin Hood," "The Dawn Patrol," "The Sea Hawk," "They Died With Their Boots On," and "Gentleman Jim."
The role of Robin Hood is considered, by many, his best performance of all. It should be mentioned that Flynn's character was forced to fight a duel to the death with Basil Rathbone in Captain Blood, and again, later on in the 1937 remake of The Adventures of Robin Hood.
Evangeline Adams writes: "The sign is watery, receptive, sensitive, psychic, the very antithesis of the fiery, dominant, brutal, material planet. Very few people with this detrimental position, unless strongly aspected, reach any remarkable goal; even the greatest men are so hampered in their external expression that their greatness passes unremarked in a world that can only be conquered by battle-axes and sledge-hammers."
Some of the rare distinctions are due to strategic use of intellect, a sound ‘long term business/career plan’, and the ability to understand the projection of charisma. A-listers use their creative gifts in conjunction with the power of foresight in professional life.
TOB September 1, 1866 at 11:00 AM in San Francisco, CA
TOD February 18, 1933 in Bayside, Queens
Sun 8°Virgo 44', Moon 1° Gemini 29'
Ascendant 5° Leo 53', MC 24° Aries 47'
Jim Corbett authored his autobiography under the title The Roar of the Crowd, that was serialized by The Saturday Evening Post in six weekly installments during October/November of 1924. The following year, G.P. Putnam's Sons, published it in book form, marketing it as the "True Tale of the Rise and Fall of a Champion." In 1942, the story was made into a Hollywood motion picture titled, Gentleman Jim, starring Errol Flynn as Corbett.
He was best known as "Gentleman Jim", the man who defeated the great John L. Sullivan. He also coached boxing at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Corbett stood at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), with a reach of 73 inches (190 cm). He has been called the "Father of Modern Boxing" because of his scientific approach and innovations in technique. Some think that he changed prizefighting from a brawl to an art form.
On May 21, 1891, Corbett fought Peter "Black Prince" Jackson, because the reigning John L. Sullivan wouldn't fight Jackson because he was black. Corbett and Jackson fought to a draw after 61 rounds. On September 7, 1892 at the Olympic Club in New Orleans, Louisiana, Corbett won the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship by knocking out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round. Corbett’s new scientific boxing technique enabled him to dodge Sullivan’s rushing attacks, and wear him down with jabs.
In Bob Dylan's 1975 song "Hurricane," Dylan contrasts Rubin Carter and Gentleman Jim saying that "he ain't no Gentleman Jim."
For his only title defense, January 25, 1894 Corbett knocked out Charley Mitchell of Great Britain in three rounds. On September 7 1894 he took part in the production of one of the first recorded boxing events, a fight with Peter Courtney. This was filmed at the Black Maria studio at West Orange, New Jersey, in the USA and was produced by William K.L. Dickson. It was only the second boxing match to be recorded.
Well known performers with Mars in Pisces include:
Alan Alda [M.A.S.H.], Joan Allen [The Contender, The Bourne series]
Juliette Binoche [Bee Season], Matthew Broderick [Ladyhawke]
Johnny Cash, Teilhard de Chardin, Eric Clapton, Glenn Close [Air Force One], Phil Collins, Miles Davis
Mimi Farina [see Bread & Roses,
Heartwarmers], Carrie Fisher [Star Wars series, When Harry Met Sally]
Ava Gardner [7 Days in May], James Garner [Sunset]
Linda Hamilton [Terminator], MC Hammer, Tom Hanks [Forrest Gump, The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons], Emmylou Harris, Hermann Hesse, Billie Holiday, Anthony Hopkins [The Edge, Amistad, Shortcut to Happiness], Robert E. Howard [author of Conan series]
Chris Isaak, Elton John, Jermaine Jackson
Frank Langella, Mario Lanza, Annie Lennox, Téa Leoni [Jurassic Park III, Fun With Dick and Jane], LL Cool J [The Last Holiday, NCIS LA], Jack London, Rob Lowe [The West Wing]
Marilyn Monroe [The Misfits]
Michelle Pfeiffer [Ladyhawke, i am sam, Midsummer Night Dream, What Lies Beneath]
Burt Reynolds [Driven], Joe Satriani, Saint Bernadette Soubirous
Spencer Tracy [Captains Courageous, San Francisco], Tina Turner
Vincent van Gogh, Sela Ward [The Fugitive, The Guardian], Denzel Washington [Inside Man], Charlie" Watts [Rolling Stones]
Dwight Yoakam, Billy Zane [Tombstone]
General background: Mars in Pisces shows your life will be an eventual one and yet will bring periods of restriction and limitation. Incidents will occur causing you a deal of sorrow and, at times, placing you under the necessity of making sacrifices for others. As a result of these experiences you will gain considerably in knowledge and understanding so long as you do not give way to feelings of bitterness or resentment, and always do your best to maintain as broad a view of affairs and people as possible. Mars is the arena – Mars in Pisces is the story of Christians in the arena. Mars is conquest – Mars in Pisces is gain of and through spiritual soul powers. Mars is hardware – Mars in Pisces is the paint box feature that helps edit images.
You will be brought into touch with what may be termed the ‘seamy’ side of life but, by retaining your sense of proportion and by letting your normal power of resourcefulness aid you, you will be able to render a great deal of service and help to others who have not the same strength of character or purpose as yourself and, as a result of your efforts, will reap a greater degree of ultimate reward than may be anticipated, and which will bring much recompense for the sacrifices made.
Mars in Pisces will bring many difficulties, emotional upsets and disturbances into the life, and sometimes an element of tragedy, more particularly when Mars is in adverse aspect to Saturn or Uranus. Some liability towards enmity and imprisonment may be prominent but, at the same time, resourcefulness and ingenuity will give good opportunity for the surmounting of difficulties. Manufacturing, building and munitions are governed by Mars in the commercial world.
see Jupiter, the Planet
Jupiter in Pisces [including Ian Fleming]
Mars in Pisces Robert E. Howard and Conan the Barbarian
Deeper Levels - Russell Crowe, in Gladiator, explores a spiritual side to Maximus who, after the assassination of Marcus Aurelius, must fight to survive though his psyche is perpetually at death's door. The star chart defines this kind of challenge at the The Nadir, the deepest point in the whole chart. The fourth house that governs domestic matters, transmigration of souls, the grave, kiva, and deep level rebirthing experiences, is predominately on the mind of Maximus. In ancient times, this department of life probably governed the funerary gladiatorial games in Rome, before Augustus brought new guidelines to the gladiatorial school and transformed weapons and attire worn in the arena. Associated themes may include the famous line, We, who are about to die, salute you.
In truth, we all reach this door when we enter a level 8 sleep state, but forget the experience when we wake. When we view the door in Gladiator we glimpse the possibility Maximus will reunite with his waiting family.
Gladiators - archaeology archives
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Henry Rider Haggard and Allan Quatermain
The character of Allan Quatermain has been portrayed in film and television by, in alphabetical order, Richard Chamberlain, Sean Connery, Stewart Granger, Cedric Hardwicke, Patrick Swayze, and others. All players mentioned here have the important T-square aspect – unusual, since the associated list of productions range from King Solomon's Mines (Cedric Hardwicke, 1937) through King Solomon's Mines (Patrick Swayze, 2004) and beyond.
According to zone troopers, Allan Quatermain was the premier attraction on the silver screen in 1919, presented on All Hallow’s Eve in private screening. Rider wrote in his journal,
"It is not at all bad, but it might be a great deal better."
See for Allan Quatermain film and TV chronology
Henry Rider Haggard was born June 22, 1856, 5:10 AM in Bradenham, Norfolk (UK)
Sun: 0°54' Cancer ASC: 19°22' Cancer
Moon: 18°34' Aquarius MC: 17°57' Pisces
The only planet beneath the horizon is Mars @ Mars 11°20' Libra, in his Fourth House, suggesting Allan Quatermain may have been the externalization of his Mars, the desire to build, create, grow, and pioneer.
Sun, Moon, and Mars for Allan Quatermain Actors
Note all the players have exact T-squares in their nativity star charts
Born on March 31, 1934, at 6:20 PM in Los Angeles CA
Sun: 10°40' Aries ASC: 13°04' Libra
Moon: 23°38' Libra MC: 14°18' Cancer
Mars 13°40' Aries, in the Seventh House
T-square dominates the chart in houses 1, 7, 10
Moon 23°38' Libra, in the First House or Ascendant – a desire for ease combined with a love of updating or reforming the quality of life. Fond of study, especially if addressing assimilation/dissolution capability within the possible intellectual measure and range of individual, cultural, and group productions. Love of sports but a frequent disregard of danger as Pluto brings a daredevil tendency into the mix. Saturn helps to ground some ‘housecleaning’ aspects linked to Pluto by turning intellectual thought to understanding varied subtle properties with regard to imponderables. The use of radar, the seventh sense, could be a result of this multi-layered composition of natural force and human personality. The Midheaven suggests strong interest in the karma of nations, especially his own.
Born: August 25, 1930, 6:05 PM in Edinburgh, Scotland
Sun: 1°45' Virgo ASC: 6°07' Capricorn
Moon: 23°53' Virgo MC: 18°44' Scorpio
Mars 28°15' Gemini, in the Sixth House, very near 7th cusp, indicating business skill and initiative, leadership, courage, rebelliousness, and protectiveness, as well as the love of solving puzzles thought to have no solution.
T-square in cardinal signs Aries, Moonchild, and Libra
Sean Connery’s Sun is conjunct the ‘Royal Star’ Regulus, so regardless of his T-square in cardinal signs Aries, Moonchild, and Libra, his life would be recognized as special among his peers if not rising to the attention of the general public. The squares between Mercury and Mars, the Moon and Mars, and his Mars opposition to Saturn generate agitation and challenges, especially with the Venus square Jupiter and Uranus square Jupiter factors that operate in the Seventh House of the orator, diplomat, general, and by extension, the stage, public spokesmanship, strategy, foreign affairs, and communications, often at the level of the global collective.
All descriptions of Allan Quatermain as an adventurer and explorer, especially due to his anchor in South Africa, are encapsulated in Connery’s Seventh House. Quatermain’s hunting skill and trading know-how are emphasized by Mars in Gemini, in the Sixth House of commerce, adding authenticity to Quatermain’s undisputed mastery in marksmanship. Tend to agree with critics who wish Connery had taken the role of Quatermain a few years earlier in his movie career.
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Born: May 6, 1913, 2:00 AM in , England
Sun: 14°56' Taurus ASC: 22°48' Aquarius
Moon: 11°48' Taurus MC: 14°37' Sagittarius
Mars 28°26' Pisces, in Ascendant
Granger has a T-square in cardinal signs Jupiter 17cap50 sq Mercury 20ari31 sq nep 23Moonchild 29
The Mercury square Jupiter factor will accentuate positive thinking and optimism but not always with accompanying depth of thought when analysis is not carried to its eventual conclusion, in theory at least. The clairvoyant gift described by Aquarius ascending tends to compensate for this or balance the extant developments that result from the pressure of a ticking clock and few facts at hand when a decision must be made.
Change of scenery is often a solution to a kind of mental restlessness that may crop in, but the environment does not necessarily have to be a physical one, as illustrated by the many locations Granger made his superb films – he was also free of the clock as an actor, since he could shoot in any time zone and place according to the demands of the script at hand. Quatermain seems to have an active mind that favors ‘the plan’, an always open door to updated information and new knowledge, even when he seems at rest in his physical surroundings.
Born: February 19, 1893, 12:00 PM (time unknown) Lye, Worcestershire UK
Sun: 1°07' Pisces Moon: 7°24' Aries
Mars 5°25' Taurus
This is a solar chart with T-square in fixed signs composed of Mars 5Tau25 op Uranus 10Scorpio43 rx, sq Venus 12 Aqu59
There is an unknown time of birth in the star chart for Cedric Hardwicke, so we cannot pinpoint the specific department of life Mars and other planets in his fixed sign T-square will operate. However, the overall tension created by the distance between Mars in Taurus, Uranus in Scorpio, and Venus in Aquarius suggest artistic skill at top performance level throughout life, although not a constant factor in development of career or character. Reliance on the insight and decisions of others could create problems unless advisors and close friends are chosen carefully. Inspired, spontaneous, and sometimes brilliant, the gradual awakening to the value of a fully developed and researched plan of action brings success over the course of life. The resistance to the domination of others is strong and the ability to quit and close a private or business relationship is part of the Allan Quatermain legend.
Born: August 18, 1952, 8:10 AM in Houston Heights, TX USA
Sun: 25°33' Leo ASC: 24°45' Virgo
Moon: 3°22' Leo MC: 24°28' Gemini
Mars 24°40' Scorpio, in the Third House
Massive T-square in fixed signs Mars 24Scorpio40 opposite Jupiter 20Tau11 sq Leo stellium Mer 15Leo44 rx, Pluto 21Leo20, Sun 25Leo33
Patrick Swayze has massive squares between his Mars in Scorpio in his Third House of Life and his Leo stellium, a foundation for archaeology, adventure, and psychological comprehension. These planets construct a T-square in fixed signs with the addition of Jupiter in Taurus. Common sense and compromise are two important life lessons that, when learned early, help mitigate consequences that result from necessary interaction with unpleasant, sometimes cruel, people (see Ghost, Next of Kin, Red Dawn, Road House). There is an erosive or destructive factor with Mars square Pluto that can bring in the principle of disintegration. The awakening of the level of consciousness that can tune in to intolerance and expression of coercive manipulations of others is best portrayed by Swayze in City of Joy, in my opinion. But this quality of perception is also associated with Allen Quatermain, as the acquired name, Macumazahn, meaning "Watcher-by-Night," in reference to his nocturnal habits and keen instincts, would imply - as indicated by Mars in Scorpio.
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Muhammad Ali is a
three-time World Heavyweight Champion and winner of an Olympic gold medal. In 1999, Ali was crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and the BBC.
Ali has his Sun 27° Capricorn 18' square his Mars 3° Taurus 03' in House IX [professional sports]; his Sun is trine Uranus 26° Taurus 28' Rx exact; his Sun is trine Neptune 29° Virgo
48' Rx; his Sun is trine Saturn 21° Taurus 40' Rx.
Drew Brees, Super Bowl QB, New Orleans Saints, has his Mars exalted in Capricorn conjunct his Sun. His Venus and Neptune are in Sagittarius; Brees has great field vision, and also boasts an excellent TD-INT ratio. go Brees Dream Foundation
Boxing and/or Bodybuilder are sports that are often connected with the ninth house, Sun in Sagittarius, and Mars in Sagittarius.
Ron Howard [Mars in Sagittarius] directed Cinderella Man, the story of James J. Braddock, his life during the Depression years in America and his fantastic come back.
I wanted to know about the label they always give this sport [boxing] – "This sweet science." You start talking to boxers and they begin relaying things in terms of patterns, openings, flashes of opportunity. I wanted to understand what’s going on in a fighters mind, how he was winning and losing fights as we went along, so I put in flash backs…
Braddock did say that he thought he saw Corn Griffin opening up – well, I took that clue and decided to work with it.
-Ron Howard, Cinderella Man DVD
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great pix from Cinderella Man
Maple Leaf Gardens an in-depth look at Maple Leaf Gardens from inception to date
The history of Boxing - 1930s, see 1934: June 14 - Max Baer floors Primo Carnera 11 times and stops him in 11 rounds, Long Island to win heavyweight title.
June 14 - James J. Braddock gets off the deck in round two to KO highly regarded Corn Griffin, three rounds, Long Island.
Ron Howard interview Sports Illustrated
...What made the story of Jim Braddock so compelling to you?
Howard: Because I didn't feel Braddock was being driven by ego. It was all about survival during a period that has always fascinated me - the Depression. I decided it was this family survival story. The struggle to keep warm and feed the kids was as brutal as what we were depicting in the ring.
Cinderella Man is your first film in which sports plays a central role. What challenges did you encounter?
Howard: Boxing has been utilized so effectively in so many films that I couldn’t count on that being enough to excite an audience. I approached it a little more like combat than a sport. I kept saying it’s like this guy gets dropped behind enemy lines and has to fight his way home each time.
James J. Braddock was born on June 7, 1905, in New York City, New York
His Sun 16 Gemini, conjunct radix Pluto 21 Gemini, is the symbol for the resurrection of the Phoenix. The fiery, mystical bird of Egypt, reborn from its own ashes, is portrayed wonderfully in the Ron Howard movie themes of Cinderella Man. Russell Crowe as Jim Braddock, always able to return to the ring, is great casting.
Part of the sub-text and reading between the lines of Braddock’s athletic performance, concerns Saturn 27 Pisces 52’, conjunct the fixed star of good fortune, Formalhaut. This position bestows a ‘buffer’ effect so that, even during the Braddock-Louis fight, when Braddock’s peaking Saturn Return resided @ 2 Pisces 22’rx [conjunct the star in the same degree], the extraordinary financial advantage negotiated by his manager [Saturn] helped to sustain Braddock during his retirement years.
Braddock vs. Baer - June 13, 1935
watch various rounds of the Braddock-Baer Championship heavyweight fight.
Braddock vs. Louis - June 22, 1937
Jim Braddock defends the
Heavyweight Crown against the "Brown Bomber" Joe Louis
Note that on the night of the Joe Louis fight, Jim Braddock endured an exact Saturn return, a 'triple critical day' in biorhythm science.
Although Jim never complained, few knew that during the Louis fight, Braddock actually received medication for arthritis. He barely lifted his left during the fight because the medicine numbed him like a muscle relaxant.
go James J. Braddock - The Man for the full story.
Jack "Manassa Mauler" Dempsey
June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983
A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
Dempsey held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926. His aggressive style and punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records.
Jack Dempsey, a tripple Cancer, was born with his Sun, Moon, and Ascendant in the sign of the Moon, with his Midheaven @ 23° Pisces 26'.
Dempsey was perhaps best known for his thrilling knockout victories, many of which occurred in just seconds of the fight’s onset.
Destiny Path 8
Jack Demsey website
Kirk Douglas has his Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius; he is star of three classic warrior movies on everyone's list - Champion, Spartacus, and
Scholars of Rockefeller University, NY mapped: Ulysses return home on April 16, 1178 BC, under the influence of a total solar eclipse, when the Moon blocks out the Sun completely. [go
Ladyhawke-Second Breakfast detail].
Well known people with Sun in Sagittarius opposition Moon in Gemini include:
Karl Benz, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly, Kirk Douglas, Daryl Hannah, Mariel Hemingway, Billy Idol, Milla Jovovich, Howie Mandel, Julianne Moore, Caroline Myss, Edith Piaf, Tina Turner
Brad Pitt [The Fight Club] is a double Sagittarius, with his Sun 25° Sagittarius 52' and Ascendant 11° Sagittarius 55'.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. [swashbuckler films The Exile, Sinbad the Sailor] was also born with his Sun in Sagittarius.
The Centaur is the ninth zodiacal sign and third fire sign in the fiery triplicity. Sagittarius is called the sign of self-realization. Manilius writes, "... in the stars of this constellation the human form is blended with a beast's and placed above it; wherefore it has lordship over beasts. And because it carries a shaft poised on drawn bow, it imparts strength to limb and keenness to the intellect, swiftness of movement, and an indefatigable spirit."
-Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century
Kurt Angle is an American professional wrestler and 1996 Olympic gold medalist born with his Sun in Sagittarius.
Ty Cobb is in the Baseball Hall of Fame and is regarded by historians and journalists as the best player of the dead-ball era and as one of the greatest players of all time. He is a double Sagittarius, with his Sun 26° Sagittarius 32' and his Ascendant 15° Sagittarius 01'.
Tony Hawk, a Sagittarian, is an American professional skateboarder.
Ronnie O'Sullivan, born with his Sun in Sagittarius, is an English [Wordsley, West Midlands] professional snooker player. He has been nicknamed "The Rocket" due to his rapid playing style, with other monikers including "The Essex Exocet" and "The Magician".
Jim Plunkett, born with his Sun in Sagittarius, is a American football quarterback who won the Heisman Trophy, and played professionally for three National Football League teams: the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. He led the Raiders to two Super Bowl victories (XV and XVIII).
Cathy Rigby, the highest-scoring U.S. gymnast participating in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, has her Sun in Sagittarius.
Lee Trevino is an American professional golfer with his Sun in Sagittarius.
Well known people with Mars in Sagittarius include Max "Madcap Maxie" Baer, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Ron Howard [director Cinderella Man,
see pix from movie], Ken Kesey [Olympic class wrestler], Lorenzo Lamas, Rey Mysterio [Oscar Gutierrez world championship wrestling], Oscar De La Hoya, Christopher Reeve, Steve Reeves, Micky Rourke [trained as a boxer in his early years, Rourke had a short stint as a pro fighter in the 1990s], and Liev Schreiber [Wolverine/X-Men Origins].
Sagittarius has always been a sign associated with shooting for far off goals. An arrow is shot at the bull's eye with a bow. The constellation of Sagittarius, the Archer, or Centaur, is the zodiacal sign that rules professional sports, and in particular, archery.
The Greeks called this constellation Toxeutes, the Archer, from Toxon, bow. Modern archers are known as toxophilites or 'bow lovers', toxophily is the sport of archery. The word Taxus, the yew genus and the Latin word for yew, is of the same origin as Greek toxon, bow. In Europe bows were mostly made from yew, and English bows in particular were invariably cut from yew trees. Greek toxicon, neuter of the adjective toxicos, means 'arrow poison' and poisons smeared on arrows were fired from bows (toxa or toxon) derived from the yew-tree. Our verb intoxicate originally meant 'to poison'.
Men with Mars in Sagittarius
Women with Mars in Sagittarius
DOB: September 1, 1923 in Brockton MA
Sun: 8° Virgo 23' - Moon: 20° Taurus 02'
Ascendant: 26° Capricorn 54' - Midheaven: 21° Scorpio 25'
Destiny Path 7
Giacobbe La Motta [born July 10, 1921], better known as Jake LaMotta, nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" and "The Raging Bull", is a former boxer who was world middleweight champion and whose life has been as controversial outside the ring as it was inside it. He was portrayed by Robert De Niro in the biopic Raging Bull. Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m) Boxing records LaMotta, who compiled a record of 83 wins, 19 losses and 4 draws with 30 wins by way of knockout, was the first man to beat Sugar Ray Robinson.
The necessities of boxing, rather than the historical figure of Jake La Motta, define the character in Raging Bull. This explanation of course is not sufficient, but before disproving it as idle, one has to remember that formal ingenuity, in spite of a romantic myth, is no enemy to sincerity and seriousness. Many times in his interviews Scorsese has stated that his films derive from established patterns and that he has always been surprised, in the end, by the way traditional forms could reflect his most vital interests.
Verisimilitude has been so extended these days that we tend to accept in a fictitious context the most unlikely people: people whom we would not care to consider as real if we had any choice. Seen as people from yesterday’s paper, Alice is foolish, Johnny Boy is whimsical, Jimmy Doyle is insane, La Motta is crazy, and Travis Bickle is mad. But from what we know of them as fictitious characters in a movie, not only do we comprehend them but we sympathize with them as well.
-Alain Masson, Martin Scorsese, American Directors, Volume II
DOB: May 13, 1914 in Lafayette AL
Sun: 21° Taurus 57' - Moon: 11° Capricorn 53'
Ascendant: 10° Moonchild 10' - Midheaven: 24° Pisces 38'
In some star charts for Joe Louis,
his Neptune is deposited in his Ascendant 25° Moonchild 48' sextile his Sun
Mars 5° Leo 55' in his Second House
Destiny Path 33
Jess Stern wrote, “Like so many of my generation, I was fascinated by the meteoric career of an Alabama farm boy who had become a glorious legend in his time, and was now having trouble adjusting to inglorious middle age.
Joe Louis had active first and fifth houses, and this was particularly good for a boxer.
“The first house,” astrologer Doris Chase Doane explained, “represents, the physical body, and the fifth amusement and also betting and public contests, and the house of hazards and speculation. These two houses provide the astrological environment a boxer needs. He could have all the planetary constants for fighting, but without activity in those two houses he couldn’t make it.”
In Louis’ chart, all of the required constants were prominent. Mars has five aspects, Jupiter six, Neptune six and Mercury six. An active house doesn’t have to have a planet in it; the planet ruling the sign on the cusp can be very active and that links that house’s department of life with the life pattern. In Joe Louis’ chart, he had the first [10 Cancer 10’] and fifth [29 Libra 39’ cusp] active, without one planet in his fifth house. However, Libra is on the cusp, so Venus, its ruler, is associated, and Scorpio is intercepted, so both Pluto and Mars are associated with this house. All three planets are active by aspect, and aspect shows strength.
Joe Louis is a Taurus [21 27’]. He was born May 13, 1914, in Lafayette, Alabama, at 8:00 A.M. Central Standard Time. He had Cancer rising and his Moon in Capricorn [11 53’], practically opposed to that Cancer reflecting deep feelings that could be easily stirred.”
-Jess Stern, A TIME FOR ASTROLOGY
Note: In 1942, Joe Louis was posted at Fort Riley in Kansas when Jackie Robinson was inducted into the United States Army. They served together and it has been suggested that the influence Joe Louis had at that time helped crack the door open for Jackie Robinson, who would later play professional ball with the Dodgers.
DOB: September 1, 1923 in Brockton MA
Sun: 8° Virgo 23' - Moon: 20° Taurus 02'
Ascendant: 26° Capricorn 54' - Midheaven: 21° Scorpio 25'
Destiny Path 7
Rocky Marciano [September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969], born Rocco Francis Marchegiano, was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1952 to 1956. Marciano, with forty-three knockouts to his credit (an 88% knockout rate), remains the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire without a defeat or a draw in his professional career. Early years: Marciano, an Italian-American, was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts.
Sugar Ray Robinson
DOB: May 3, 1921 in Detroit MI
Sun: 13° Taurus 05' - Moon: 27° Pisces
Ascendant: 6° Sagittarius 46' - Midheaven: 25° Virgo 31'
Destiny Path 3
Sugar Ray Robinson [b. Walker Smith Jr., May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989] is generally regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Robinson's performances at the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Thomas Edward Lawrence
T. E. Lawrence
DOB: August 16, 1888 in Tremodoc, Wales
Sun 23° Leo 42' - Moon 13° Sagittarius 41'
Ascendant 22° Leo 43' - Midheaven 8° Taurus 15'
Destiny Path 22
Thomas Edward Lawrence [August 16, 1888 – May 19, 1935], known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British soldier renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18, but whose vivid personality and writings, along with the extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, have made him the object of fascination throughout the world as "Lawrence of Arabia". In The Seven Pillars of Wisdom he wrote about his spectacular exploits in Arabia. A short version appeared in 1927 in Revolt in the Desert.
Lawrence was educated at Oxford University, where he studied archaeology and the Near East. The military sent him to Egypt to head the intelligence department. Later, as a colonel, he helped organize the Arab revolt against Turkey, and won outstanding success as a leader of daring guerrilla raids. Lawrence refused all honors and decorations. Peter O'Toole was chosen to play Lawrence on the big screen in the landmark film directed by David Lean.
DOB: August 2, 1932 in Wicklow, Ireland
Sun 9° Leo 26' - Moon 4° Leo
Ascendant 21° Taurus 02' - Midheaven 21° Capricorn 19'
Destiny Path 7
The Tudors - Pope Paul III in TV series
recent films include: TROY Release: 14 May 2004 (USA) and
VENUS Release: 26 January 2007 (UK)
Peter Seamus O'Toole [Peter James O'Toole] is an eight-time Academy Award-nominated Irish actor. He has received three Golden Globes and an Emmy Award. He was also awarded an honorary Oscar for his body of work in 2003. The Peter O'Toole fanpage is now being restored. Some notes for The Lion in Winter already up @ Early Heraldry.
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Robert Graves writes about the Greek ten-year-long campaign to destroy Troy in his book, The Siege and Fall of Troy. First, he describes in detail Troy’s inception.
The Foundation of Troy
Troy, they say, was founded by Prince Scamander who, because of famine, sailed eastward from the island of Crete with a large number of followers, resolved to plant a colony in some fertile spot. An oracle had ordered him to settle wherever earthborn enemies should disarm his men under cover of darkness. He landed on the coast of Phrygia, within sight of a tall mountain overgrown by pines, which he named Ida in honour of Cretan Mount Ida, and camped beside a river to which he gave his own name, Scamander. On waking next morning, the Cretans saw that a swarm of hungry mice had nibbled their bow-strings, the leather straps of their shields, and all edible parts of their armour. Since these must clearly be the earth-born enemies of the Oracle, Scamander called a halt, made friends with the Phrygian natives, and began farming the soil. Not long afterwards a colony of Locrian Greeks landed close by and put themselves under his leadership.
Though the Phrygians let him build a city near the River Scamander, he could not at first decide on the best position. Then someone proposed sending a dappled cow into the plain, and watching where she lay down to chew her cud. The cow chose a small hill, and around it Scamander’s men marked out the boundaries of Troy. They built houses inside, but did not raise the walls for some years, being too busy improving their farms.
At last, a Trojan king named Laomedon won all the help he needed from two important gods—Poseidon and Apollo. They had rebelled against Almighty Zeus, the leading god of Olympus, who sentenced them to be Laemedon’s slaves for a whole year. At the King’s orders, Poseidon built most of the walls, while Apollo played a harp and looked after the royal flocks and herds. Aeacus, a Locrian colonist, built the wall facing seaward. It was, of course, not nearly so strong as those built by the gods.
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