Kirk Douglas was an incredible actor, the last living legend from Hollywood’s Golden Age days His life is literally a rag’s to riches story as he was brought up in abject poverty, a Jewish immigrant family’s son. His father was a rag picker. The lowest job.
Douglas turned a remarkable 103 years old on December 9th and I was curious to look at his astrology chart.
You can go to Wikipedia to read up on the Hollywood legend https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirk_Douglas
Kirk was a fiery Sagittarius born on A full Moon with the Moon in communicative planet Gemini and Mercury also in Sagittarius close to the Sun. Sagittarius is an easy-going, higher truth, honest, teacher, traveller, philosopher, adventurous, comedic sign. He was always searching for a higher truth. He had oodles of Gemini charm, and this is why he stayed young active and aware even after a debilitating stroke where he had to recover the ability to speak. He wrote two books about his life. The Ragman’s Sun and Stroke of Luck.
The chart has an AA Roden rating giving Kirk a 0 degree Aquarius Ascendant but I would rectify it back a few minutes to 10:12 a.m. because it makes more sense for someone of Kirk’s longevity to have a 29 degree Capricorn Ascendant. 10:15 is a rounded-off number. The 29th degree of all signs is considered to be the most intense. It is called the anaretic degree and it means “destroyer ” in Greek. Kirk Douglas has a reputation for being an extremely intense actor.
Kirk had SATURN ruler of Capricorn on his DC opposite Ascendant at 29 Cancer. The 29th degree shows up here as well. Saturn is longevity, stature, status, the father. This is what gives Kirk his long-lived genes. Capricorn’s get younger as they get older because they have learned from the school of hard knocks when young. He certainly experienced that. Saturn in Cancer is a deeply reserved and emotional and traditional man.
Saturn is the father. Kirk had 4 sons from 2 marriages, one son Eric died a few years ago. Of course, Kirk is the father of another famous actor his eldest son Michael Douglas who as he ages looks more and more like hid handsome father. Michael has acted on Television and many films directed many movies and won academy awards himself. Douglas is currently starring in a fab Netflix series called the Kominsky Methos which he co-stars with veteran actor Alan Arkin and which is wonderfully written and very funny.
Kirk’s abundant sexy charisma came from his has VENUS, the highest elevated planet in Sexy brooding obsessive Scorpio naturally. His Venus is squaring his Nodes fo Fate. He had a powerful sex drive. His second wife tolerated his womanizing.
Kirk’s M.C. PUBLIC ACCLAIM IS SCORPIO
and we can see Kirk’s intensity and obsessive focus which he brought to many many films.
“I don’t need a critic to tell me I’m an actor,” he once said. ” I make my own way. Nobody’s my boss. Nobody’s ever been my boss.”
You can see this quote in his chart with Jupiter in aggressive independent ARIES, Aries is the military soldiering-playing Spartacus. I am my own boss is Aries squaring Kirk’s Natal Saturn in Cancer at the last degree. Kirk also as Mars in Capricorn opposite to Pluto. Kirk had incredible drive, passion and will, coming from a penniless background to being a huge Hollywood star. He could be ruthless, obsessive, very sexual, needing to be in power and in control.
JUPITER in ARIES
also gave Kirk tons of energy, drive and stamina. Aries rules the head and Douglas is famous for his hugely dimpled chin. He did things his way. He was impulsive rash and could lash out in anger.
MOON and MERCURY Out Of Bounds.
This is a relatively recent astrological definition. The Moon and the planets move beyond the tilt of the earth’s axis which is 23 degrees 28 minutes. The Sun never moves beyond those boundaries. When a planet’s declination exceeds 23°28′ North or South, it is described as being Out of Bounds. According to astrologer Steven Forrest, the OOB Moon gives people the ability to be free and independent. Ditto for Mercury-free thinkers.
Kirks’ Mercury is at 25 degrees Sagittarius conjunct to the Galactic Center and opposite the North Star at 25 Gemini This also gave Kirk that amazing magnetic personality.
MARS in Capricorn in the 12th house
Mars is his drive, Opposite Pluto in Cancer, he had a reputation as a Womanizer. He was a very charismatic sexual man. He may have had secrets. He may have had nightmares and huge anger issues. He had a great imagination which helped him inhabit roles as an actor.
NEPTUNE in LEO
The planet which governs Hollywood actors, film, projection and images was in LEO the sign of Stars, leaders and drama in his 7th house on his Descendant. He was a natural actor and always knew this was what he wanted to be. The 7th house of marriage and all “others” close to his Saturn. Kirk certainly has longevity and projects weight. One of the most remarkable things about him as an actor is his ability to project that heavy reality as he inhabits a character. He starred in One flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on Broadway after buying the rights to the Book from Author Ken Kesey. His son Michael Douglas directed the film which won Jack Nicholson an Academy Award.
AT HIS DEATH
This was an unexpected death even though he was 103. He died at home of natural causes.
Sun conjunct Uranus squaring Natal Venus in Scorpio and his MC.
There may be an unexpected backlash due to the accusation that he raped Natalie Wood as an underage aspiring actress. That was trending on Twitter. She stated she had been raped but never dared to name her rapist. Venus in Scorpio certainly indicates a womanizer and Kirk had a reputation for that. His passions were electric and unexpected. He could get incredible inspirations.
NEPTUNE in PISCES has been squaring his Sun.
Kirk may have had dementia or simply connected with his dead ancestors in the spirit world more and more. He had a spiritual passing. His Jewish roots have become an important part of his life for many years.
Transiting North Node in Cancer conjunct his Pluto, South Node conjunct Natal Mars in Capricorn.
Kirk had so much passion drive and chutzpah in his life. The North Node in Cancer indicates a soul wanted to go home. Cancer is the sign of home, the mother, emotional safety.
SATURN and PLUTO have been conjunct his North Node at 20 Capricorn and square to his natal Jupiter in Aries. Kirk had a lot of energy right till the end.
Saturn at 25 Capricorn planet of old age, Father Time and death, was opposite to his Natal Saturn at 29 Cancer and square to his Jupiter in Aries. Kirk was ready for a new adventure in the afterlife. Kirk is survived by his wife, Sons actor Michael, Joel and Peter and grandchildren
Kirk has the Sun Transiting at 17 Aquarius conjunct his Natal Uranus in his 1st house. He went supernova and went out like the Star that he was.
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