Thursday, May 4, 2017
Scarlett Johansson is, I believe, the currently highest-grossing actress in Hollywood. With her recent appearance in "Ghost in the Shell", she continues a line of "innocent girl is transformed into a superhuman killing machine" roles. These include the "Black Widow" character in the Marvel Comics movies and "Lucy". A variant of this same theme is her role in "Her" in which she plays a warm and personable AI program who transforms into something less accessible. Here's an attempt to use astrology to explain this recurring pattern as well as other facets of this extremely popular actress.
South Node conjunct Sun and Moon in the Twelfth opposite North Node conjunct Algol in the Sixth: this can literally be identity (Sun) and humanity/emotion (Moon) hidden (Twelfth House) in the past (South Node), becoming a practical (Sixth House) agent of destruction (Caput Algol, a fixed star at 25 Taurus). The Sun conjunct the South Node in the Twelfth helps explain why so many of her character roles are "fantastic" or superhuman.
Moon conjunct Saturn in Scorpio: her characters also tend to come from very difficult family/childhood backgrounds.
Pallas widely conjunct IC and in the Fourth whole-sign House: a "fighter's" placement as explained here. This helps explain all the "butt-kicker" roles.
Venus out-of-bounds by declination, conjunct Jupiter and the midpoint of Sun and Pallas: beauty that is exaggerated (Jupiter), atypical, outside the norm (out of bounds). Venus-Pallas aspects are ubiquitous in female celebrities -- this is an unusual case in that it's a midpoint picture rather than the typical trine or conjunction.
Sun square Pallas: all Sun-Pallas aspects increase the chances of a "crusader personality" or a persona centered around an ethic, cause, or skill. The square may reflect an uneasy relationship with ethics (as seen in many of her roles).
Mars square Pluto: a bringer of transformation and/or destruction; also one whose own active principle is subject to extreme change.
Pallas trine Pluto: sexual magnetism as well as the possibility of being tempted away from ethical behavior by the "dark side". This, combined with Neptune in the Second House and the Moon conjunct the South Node in the Twelfth explains why in real life, the actress is an unabashed authoritarian Leftist (like most of Hollywood).
We sometimes look at the charts of celebrities here, for the sake of variety and to demonstrate some non-political interpretations of the asteroid Pallas.