Charlton Heston died the night of April 5, 2008, in his home in Beverly Hills, very close to the New Moon in Aries and, ironically, around the time we launched this website.
A fellow Libra, I realized when I saw his chart that he and I shared Scorpio rising and 12th house Sun, too. However, his mid-heaven is Leo with the North Node conjunct Neptune and Venus located in his 10th house, very fitting for a man who enjoyed a great deal of success on the silver screen.
His best-known role was in Ben Hur. I saw the film when it was released in theaters far too many years ago. My grandmother took all of us kids to see it and I still recall how long three hours of movie was for a small child. ::grin::
Having Saturn conjunct his Ascendant in Scorpio played well for him on screen and lent a stern, authoritarian quality that blended well with the regal beauty of Venus conjunct Neptune in Leo. With his Libra Sun hidden in his 12th house, it comes as no surprise that the influence of Libra’s ruler, Venus, dominates.
The ruler of his Ascendant, Mars, is conjunct the South Node in Aquarius, opposite Venus. He was also well-known for his strong stand on gun control and his involvement in the NRA.
His Moon in Sagittarius (the hunter) is the apex of a T-square with Mercury in Virgo opposing Uranus in Pisces, reflecting a willingness to speak out in no uncertain terms, dispensing with any vestige of Libra diplomacy on issues he felt strongly about. Pluto in Cancer squared his Libra Sun adding to the tendency to take a position and “stay the course.” With Neptune and Pluto the elevated planets in his chart, I believe there is little question he was a spokesperson for his generation.
This is my first post of a planned series on celebrities and celebrity couples. Just check the celebrity category for the latest.
Charlton Heston, born October 4, 1924, at 7:55 AM in Evanston, IL (USA)
posted by Neith . . .