May 14, 2000, after much heavy-duty, hardball negotiating, the six-member
cast of NBC’s huge sitcom hit, Friends, walked away with
quite a boost in their salary—from $125,000 per actor for each weekly
show, to $750,000. This excellent ensemble of actors will be richer during
the next two TV seasons than they’ve ever dreamed possible.
will their hefty raises garner them millions of dollars apiece, but they’ll
also benefit handsomely from an even bigger percentage slice of syndication-sales
pie than is usually offered, which alone will significantly increase their
wealth as time goes on. Such awesome prosperity appears to be due to current
activity in their charts regarding the two planets most astrologically
associated with attracting the big bucks: Jupiter and Pluto.
symbolizing the promise of a lucrative future, indicates how and where
we might one day enjoy material abundance. Pluto represents dramatic,
long-term and even life-altering wealth that transforms the way we exert
our power and influence in the world. Together, these planets are a dynamic
duo when it comes to amassing impressive amounts of money and worldly
Jennifer Aniston had transiting Jupiter, in money-oriented Taurus, making
a harmonious trine pattern to her natal Pluto early in June. Her two "big
bucks" planets were thus in great shape. For Aquarians, wealth is typically
valued for the freedom it provides, not the elevated social status it
generates. Jupiter and Pluto are pulling for her in highly rewarding ways.
Also, Aniston’s Moon in Sagittarius (Jupiter’s favorite sign of abundance)
suggests she’s a natural optimist with a generous heart. Her wealth may
one day be used in philanthropic, community-building ways.
Gemini Courteney Cox Arquette was born with a Jupiter-Pluto trine (with
her Jupiter in Taurus). This pattern became activated in April, when transiting
Jupiter again trined her Pluto (this trine can happen twice in a twelve-year
period). Currently, Jupiter—now in her Sun’s sign, Gemini—is adding a
rosy outlook to her life perspective. She sees her future as very bright
and full of promise—her horizons are expanding more than usual. Yet her
several natal planets in earth signs suggest she’ll use her wealth in
sensible, practical ways. Overall, Jupiter and Pluto are treating Courteney
very well at this time.
Lisa Kudrow was also having transiting Jupiter trine her natal Pluto in
April. Kudrow’s chart suggests she’s someone who expects great things
to happen to her. Like Jennifer, her Moon may also be in lucky Sagittarius
(we can’t tell for certain without an exact birth time), suggesting she’s
a positive thinker. Interestingly, her chart also implies that she’s intellectually
the cool-headed, determined, business-minded type—despite the loveably
ditzy character she plays on Friends. She loves using winning
strategies. All in all, Jupiter and Pluto are now making sure that Lisa’s
grand expectations are being met.
Perry, also a Leo, had transiting Jupiter in Taurus trine his Pluto by
the end of May. Jupiter’s opportunities should prove transformational
for him (Pluto’s theme). Yet Matthew’s birth Moon-Saturn pattern (with
insecure Saturn in Taurus) suggests he may subconsciously reject or work
against the good things in life that happen to him. He needs to be more
self-nurturing along these lines. There are chart indicators that he might
invest some of his wealth in real estate (Saturn in Taurus likes to own
property). Matthew, at least currently, has the blessings of Jupiter and
Pluto to spend freely but wisely, and without guilt or regrets.
Having one more Leo like Matt LeBlanc on a top-rated sitcom never hurts.
Does he, too, have a current Jupiter-Pluto pattern in play? Of course.
Transiting Jupiter trined his Pluto by mid-May. Matt thus felt the same
Jupiter-Pluto power-surge as his cast-mates. Interestingly, transiting
Pluto is also making a trine pattern to Matt’s Jupiter—this more powerful
aspect ushers in major lifestyle changes for this lucky Leo. His Virgo-Pisces
planets suggest a less conspicuous approach to affluence (although with
Jupiter in Leo, he’ll splurge now and then). Jupiter and Pluto are kindly
watching out for Matt’s financial welfare and future security.
Jupiter made a trine to Scorpio David Schwimmer’s Pluto in mid-May—an
exhilarating time of personal expansion for him. His chart hints at a
strong possibility that he might someday invest his money in large business
enterprises. His heavy Scorpio-Virgo emphasis means he shrewdly thinks
about his long-range future security and won’t let his wealth burn a hole
in his pocket (Matt also shares this conservative quality). He’s savvy,
and he knows how to make his hard-earned money last! Jupiter and Pluto,
therefore, have high hopes for David’s powerful financial future.
that all six actors were having harmonious and nearly simultaneous Jupiter-Pluto
transits—and that they together entered these financial negotiations as
an unstoppable, unified force—suggests a collective power at work that
allowed them the financial betterment they sought. The results would likely
have been less stupendous without their determined and highly-focused