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Astrology and the Oscar Race: Part TwoJackman Image

Though I don’t claim to be an expert when it comes to movies and generally only take a passing interest in who wins Academy Awards, I thought it might be interesting to look at the horoscopes of this year’s Oscar contenders for best actor and best actress.


Last time we looked at Bradley Cooper. Now let’s see what’s happening in the chart of Hugh Jackman, nominated for his role in Les Miserables.


As it was with Cooper, we do not have a birth time for Hugh Jackman and we’ll be working with a horoscope charted for noon on his date of birth. (Click here to see the chart.) Also like Cooper, Jackman’s solar horoscope is dominated by an opposition aspect between his Sun in Libra and Saturn.


Having the Sun in Libra opposed to Saturn is different from having the Sun in Capricorn opposed to Saturn (as was the case with Bradley Cooper.) You have the same ambition and self-control but with a Libra Sun it is used to maintain a balance in one’s life.  It makes for a more practical and well-grounded Libra, a Libra who is less likely to ruled by abstractions and ideas.


This opposition also has a definite negative side. The ego is not particularly strong with the Sun and Libra and the adverse Saturn influence would stunt it even further. This tends to create a personality that has high ambitions but is often intimidated by the task of reaching them. I would think that, were we able to see a complete horoscope charted for Jackman’s date, time and place of birth, we would find factors that would counter this tendency (such as having the Sun strongly placed.)


Another interesting feature of this chart is the placement of the Moon in Gemini. Though Jackman has planets in Earth and Water signs, he is primarily an Air sign kind of a guy. This explains the variety of roles he has played, from romantic comedies, to super-heroes (Wolverine) to heavy drama such as Les Miserables.


Jackman has some good aspects on Feb. 24. Puto is in the midst of a long trine aspect his natal Mars while Saturn is sextile his Mars. I would guess that Jackman is in a relatively positive place in his life. But these aspect are not particularly dynamic, not the stuff of major accomplishments. So, unless there are factors we cannot see in this partial horoscope, I don’t see astrology giving Jackman much of a boost on Oscar night.

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