Perez Hilton recently interviewed Barry Humphries, better know as Dame Edna, who announced to sort of retire a bit after the shows of this summer. And Mars is opposition Neptune, just like in Barry Humphries' chart. So time to have a look how the chart shows that he is in show bizz (he is a comedian, artist, author and character actor). Here is the chart and what do we get? I’ll show you where the talent, motivation, vocation and ambition is.
First there is the usual pattern of artistic talent: Moon sextile Venus and trine Midheaven; Venus inconjunct Neptune, Moon 157.5 (sesquisquare + half semi square) Neptune. These aspects connect to construct the pattern of artistic professional talent. Moon, Venus, Neptune (and Midheaven) aren’t in the signs ruled by them (Cancer, Taurus, Libra and Pisces). Sun/Moon is in artistic Pisces, conjunct Mercury and Pallas in Pisces. And maybe I should include the minor aspects of Midheaven with Venus (68.7 a wider semi sesquisquare) and Neptune (binovile) to complete the picture of an artistic career.
That means that he is being motivated to be a messenger (communicating, writing, talking). Mercury is in Pisces and that makes it easy to tell tales.
Fun, that is Venus. I am happy to see that Venus in his chart doesn’t make major aspects in sign or within an orb of 5 degrees. That is what I name a ‘calling’ Venus. People with a calling Venus have a sort of a vocation for what is beautiful, charming, diplomatic, nice or …fun! So now we have the chart of an ambitious person with artistic talent who wants to entertain at any possible level, somehow, anyhow!
DAME EDNA and SEDNA?
Barry is a comedian and Dame Edna is part of the comedy. Aquarius is frequent in the charts of comedians and Barry is an Aquarian. Uranus biquintile Midheaven is reflecting the creative ‘shock’ for the public. Purple hair IS a shock!:) Dressing up like a lady is always shocking or fun (depending on who watches it). Uranus is the recipe for controversy. But I also like to point at Sedna biquintile Neptune ruler Ascendant and the artist name resembling Sedna: Edna. (Mercury is in Pisces now that I write this blog post and conjunct my Node, sorry, but than you start seeing what rhymes!:)
Barry Humphries is still working at age 78 and that is rather special. The Aquarian Sun in aspect with Jupiter and Uranus (and Jupiter in aspect with Uranus) there is some understanding why: Humphries’ chart has some of the positions of those who reach a more than average age (see Astromarkt: age and astrology). He didn’t do much for it. I read that he did what he had to do as a Mars (in the 1st house) opposition Neptune (in the 7th house!*) person in the 60s: he drank a lot and that ruined his first marriage.
He married 4 times and his chart has all of the indications for it: Mars semi square Uranus, Venus inconjunct Neptune, Moon semi square Saturn and 157.5 Neptune. Those are all of the 4 possible signs of divorce in a males’ chart! Gender neutral is the opposition between ruler 1 and 7 in this chart. Yes, Barry Humphries’ chart got what it takes to get divorced.
Barry Humphries’ chart shows that he is ambitious (Saturn rises before the Sun) and that his parents were important for who he became later (but not by following into their footsteps,, but by taking another road). It is interesting that his father was a construction (Saturn!) manager (Saturn!). Another way to express Saturn’s prominence is of course: getting old. And maybe (but I’m just guessing) he is much more serious in what he does than we expect a comedian to be.
They say that there is humor in Capricorn and Saturn.
TRANSIT SATURN ENDS
Right now Transit Neptune is semi square the midpoint of natal Asc/MC. That is often an indication for a moment of retirement. Mind if I point at transit Saturn trine the Sun and square Progressed Midheaven in September? Saturn ends, just like this story.
*)PS Results of the poll about Mars-Neptune on Astropost.blogspot.com: