One of the best things about being an astrologer is when a celebrity picks up the phone and calls to ask "who should I marry?" Okay, that doesn't really happen very often, but it should. Astrologers were traditionally a big factor in choosing a mate, and we still have an edge when it comes to seeing how a long-term relationship can work out... or not. Astrological compatibility is even useful to someone who has no trouble getting dates, like Brad Pitt.
Brad was born December 18th, 1963 at 6:31 AM in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He may be a Sagittarius, but the big driver in his chart is really Capricorn -- his Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars are all there in his 2nd House., boosted by a sextile from Neptune and a trine from Uranus and Pluto. Overall, it's a reasonably pleasant and well-adjusted chart. So, even though Brad's a Sag, we obviously have to look further for a long-term mate.
Going strictly by Sun Sign, three decent matches for Sagittarius would be Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini... and in Brad's case, we have an example of each.
Gwyneth Paltrow (September 27/72, 5:25 PM, Los Angeles CA)
Jennifer Aniston (February 11/69, 10:22 PM, Los Angeles, CA)
Angelina Jolie (June 4th/75, 9:09 AM, Los Angeles, CA)
(And before you ask, no there isn't anything astrologically significant about being born in Los Angeles.)
Why should two of these relationships have run their course, but the third one results in an engagement? Surely if compatibility were based entirely on public opinion, Jennifer Aniston (America's "Girl Next Door" according to entirely too many tabloids) and Brad would have been married and produced a dozen kids by now. And Gwyneth, with seven placements in signs compatible with Sagittarius should have been a shoo-in too, right?
Not so fast. One of the big paradoxes of modern life is that we all think we "know" our favorite celebrities, and thus we think we know who should be with. But if you yourself have ever had an unexpectedly pleasant (or unpleasant) romantic relationship, you know that it's tough hooking two people up in a form that is stable and will last with mutual satisfaction.
Gwyneth certainly seems like "a nice girl"... the kind of person that the parents of a celebrity might urge their son to marry. Her Sun, Mercury and Uranus in Libra sound like a good match for a Sagittarius... unless those placements are square that Sag's Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars. Which they do. That, and her Saturn is opposite Brad's Sun... which would have contributed to his perception of her as being pleasant, but kind of a drag in the long run.
So thanks for playing, Gwyneth, but no luck. Your consolation prize will be another two years of unearned fame relative to your lacklustre acting choices.
Next we have Jennifer Aniston, speculation about whose love life has been America's fifth most popular spectator sport (behind hockey but still ahead of soccer) for years now. At first glance the compatibility is great: her Sun is sextile his, and her Moon is conjunct his Sun. Right there we have good, solid compatibility for almost any purpose. Sexually, her Mars in Scorpio and Venus in Aries both work nicely with Brad's placements: her Mars sextiles his, and her Venus conjunct his Jupiter. Overall, this should be a prize-winner... except for Saturn.
Sure, everyone whines about Saturn, laments its rulership of suffering and obstacles and limitations... but it's also Saturn that helps you overcome those things. Sadly for Jen and Brad... her Saturn doesn't do much for Brad (other than being sextile to Brad's Saturn) other than be an annoyance. In fact, her Saturn squares Brad's Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars. Brad's Saturn is in turn conjunct Jennifer's Sun. So, despite everything here that does work, the long-term prognosis is that this relationship never did have what it takes to ride out the rough parts.
Oh Jennifer, we all love you and wish you the best. Your consolation prize? Another two years of people saying "Oh Jennifer, we all love you and wish you the best."
Finally, we have Angelina Jolie, a Gemini with Moon, Mars and Jupiter in Aries, all square a 12th House, debilitated Saturn in Cancer. All of this (if one goes by the strictest and most judgemental of astrological judgements) makes Angelina sound like a bit of a "wild child"... traditionally, a difficult choice for a committed relationship and stability in general. Surely Brad Pitt could do better --
...Or could he? That Saturn of hers is opposite his Capricorn pile-up, which may sound awkward at first until you realize the natural "partnership" symbolism of the opposition. That, and her Sun (weakly) opposite Brad's doesn't hurt either. And Angelina's Aries pile-up isn't really within orb to square Brad's Cap Pile... but her Venus in Cancer is opposite Brad's Moon and Venus, which is another classic for compatibility.
So, we have a winner! Brad and Angelina are engaged, but no date has been set yet. Here's hoping they have the sense to tie the knot before Pluto marches through later Capricorn towards the end of this decade, and Brad is permanently changed one way or another.
And finally, for those of you who sat back thinking "Well, I'd never marry a Sagittarius (or a Gemini) in the first place because they're not a safe bet," go right ahead. Find yourself a nice stable Taurus who, by all accounts, just want to get married right now and stay that way, because you're so awesome and they're so stable.
I hear George Clooney is still available...
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