Dynamic Jupiter Return
in New Zealand but bred in Australia, Aries actor Russell Crowe has
increasingly captured the attention of moviegoers everywhere. Crowe
was already a popular, award-winning actor in Australia, but it wasn’t
until 1997 that Crowe’s no-nonsense portrayal of the hard-driving,
morally-ambiguous detective Bud White in L.A. Confidential
garnered him serious critical acclaim in the United States.
just on the heels of his Jupiter
return, he received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations
for Best Actor for his role as a whistle-blowing, tobacco-industry
executive in The Insider. Now, folks are going to the
movies in droves to see him as the lead character, Maximus, in Ridley
Scott’s epic, Gladiator.
look at Russell Crowe’s chart underscores that he, too, is someone
who is not afraid to fight for what he wants. Aries is one zodiac
sign that stays true to its nature, rather than becoming what others
want or expect. Not only is Crowe’s Sun (core self) in Aries, but
his Mars (energy) and Jupiter (luck) fall in this headstrong, independent
sign. All that fire has a hard time compromising, suggesting that
Crowe won’t easily yield to others, particularly when he knows his
instinct or vision about something is utterly right.
surprisingly, Aries has traditionally been dubbed the sign of the
warrior, the archetypal fighter of the zodiac who's not afraid of
a little blood-and-guts action. The ram will fearlessly butt heads
with anyone who dares to get in its way.
may also have a temperamental nature. He reportedly is not very publicity-friendly
and tends to glower. It is a rare thing to even find him smiling in
his movies, since he’s not drawn to playing characters who are sociably
at ease with others. Decidedly, he likes strong-willed characters
who boldly take action and decisively get a job done, which all sounds
very much like dynamic Aries the ram itself.
chart also shows he has a marvelous, chameleon-like Sun-Neptune
ability to disappear completely and with convincing authenticity into
the diverse roles he plays. His character takes over completely.
Moon in Aquarius may also explain why he never plays the same type
of character twice, as Aquarius seeks that which is refreshingly different.
Together, these astrological patterns in an actor’s chart suggest
a person with a broad and perceptive understanding of the complexities
of human nature.
appears to have a strong work ethic, and he doesn’t have patience
for directors or actors who don’t know what they’re doing. (Aries
finds a lack of professionalism to be a big time-waster.) He probably
wants those on the job to be as focused and dedicated as he is, and
thus he can seem temperamental when they are not as sharp and alert.
Crowe’s stressful Venus-Uranus square suggests bouts of high-strung
explosiveness, especially when he has to deal with the slowness of
others. Venus is associated with relationships, and Uranus with abrupt
Mercury (thought and communication) in Taurus suggests he is methodical
in his work and is well-prepared. This Mercury also makes an excellent
contact to Uranus (a planet that likes a quicker pace), and so he’s
probably always "raring to go" when the director says "Action!"
and can squirm or pace about when there are too many needless delays.
more suggestive of this is his exact Mars-Uranus
quincunx, which he’ll need to work on, since it can
make him respond in a brusque fashion that jolts others (at least
once he abruptly walked off during an interview because he didn’t
like the line of questioning). Mars (action) combined with Uranus
(unpredictability) means he can be prone to blow-up scenes.
Venus (relationships) square Saturn (labor, structure) implies that
he can be "all work and no play" when on a movie set, since
this is not a pairing of planets known for friendly "schmoozing."
He’s thus a bit standoffish and is probably not one to enthusiastically
attend Hollywood bashes (his publicity agent could find this facet
of his nature to be hair-pullingly frustrating). In addition, these
types hate to be labeled as "sex symbols."
36 years old, he has never married, and that Venus-Saturn square of
his could imply he has perfectionistic standards in love, not to mention
a fear of exposing his vulnerabilities (a dread of revealing weakness
is a concern for strong Aries types). Saturn alone has mixed feelings
about receiving attention and even affection from others, which may
explain his awkwardness with publicity and socializing.
Future for Russell Crowe
present, Gladiator is being released just as Jupiter
has transited Crowe’s Mercury in Taurus. If this movie ends up a mega-hit
(something that can indeed happen during such a major, once-every-twelve-years
Jupiter phase as this), Crowe stands to make a ton of money from his
next films. Jupiter also recently made an excellent contact to his
Pluto—the planet of mega-deals—and so I bet a lucrative business package
awaits him soon.
his next movie, Proof of Life, he plays a hostage negotiator.
Aries is a perfect sign for roles that deal with immediate-crisis
situations, usually the kind that involve a lot of shouting and quick
decision-making. After that, Crowe loses his identity once more when
he appears in a flick called Flora Plum (directed by
Jodie Foster), where he plays a beast in a freak show! Again, this
odd role should be another major test of the creative potential of
his imaginative Sun-Neptune aspect.
(planet of exciting breakthroughs) has been in great shape,
contacting Crowe’s Sun, and this means that many doors of opportunity
are suddenly and happily opening for him. He probably feels he’s in
an excellent position, career-wise, to call the shots like never before!
Expect more dazzling performances from this very intense actor.
Jupiter return occurs when transiting
Jupiter comes back to its natal position, an event that occurs every
twelve years. It’s a great time to stretch and grow, and thus to take
chances that can help expand the dimensions of our lives.
aspects are often highly imaginative and have a fluid ability to transform
their personalities to fit their environment for the moment. It's
also a great pattern to see in an actor's chart, although in some
hypersensitive individuals, it can suggest an escapist nature.
Mars-Uranus quincunx often means
the need to adjust one's lightning-fast reactions to life; there is
frequently a lack of inner calmness plus a tendency to spark anger
in relationships. More poise and patience is needed to avoid sudden,
although minor, accidents and mishaps.
Crowe's Birth Data: April 7, 1964 - time unknown - Wellington, New