Angelina Jolie has been in the news lately, yet again, due to the recent announcement that she and Brad Pitt are officially engaged. They have made it clear in past statements that they are content with their unmarried state, but that their six children would like it very much if they were to marry. They picked a great time for the commitment! Saturn, the planet of commitment, has approximately a 29 year cycle. Every 7 years or so, it asks us to commit, or renew our commitment, to something we've begun in our lives if we want to continue reaping its rewards. Angie and Brad have been together seven years. Looks like they're reinforcing their commitment! Saturn will be pleased.
With six kids of her own now, and about to become a bride, Mlle. Kiddie takes a look at what Angelina might have been like as a kid, according to her natal chart.
She was born with two planets and her south node in the sign of Gemini in the social 11th house, so she has probably always had a natural affinity for the spotlight, however bright it may have been at various times in her life. With social Venus so close to her ascendant, she probably knew how to get along with others and pick up on all the social cues and expectations of those around her. Yet, her Cancer ascendant indicates she is emotionally sensitive to the world around her and may have preferred not to reveal herself easily. Perhaps this is why she enjoyed acting from such a young age; many actors have mentioned the thrill of letting go of themselves and becoming someone else for a while.
She no doubt was very mischievous with all that Gemini energy (the trickster!) But much about her essence is very passionate and intense. Her Aries moon is joined with primal Mars, also in Aries. Managing her emotions may have been very challenging for her, as Aries is a very impulsive energy, rarely hesitating before it acts, and the Moon-Mars combo (emotions+action) suggests she would react quickly to any situation with an outburst of temper, or a quick, heated statement almost before she even knew she was doing it. She doesn't apologize for being herself and being forthright about what she wants and going after it. That would have been evident since birth!
Her edginess is apparent, in part, from the intensity of her Mars-Moon combo, and with Jupiter not far away, she certainly would have taken it to extremes in her youth, as Jupiter likes to exaggerate everything it touches. But her love of shocking others is reflected in the planet Uranus, which makes a very tight square to her ascendant. Any planet connected to the ascendant tends to make its characteristics very visible and since Uranus is the planet of the rebel, her persona was (and still is) laced with rebellion and Aries moon defiance.
Her teen years were probably quite the ride! She seems especially suited to be a mom of an eclectic bunch, being able to handle everything on the fly (Gemini sun has a great deal of flexibility) and still take charge (Aries moon). Shiloh, her first biological child, also has Uranus prominent in her chart, a strong Gemini influence, and an Aries north node. Mom will show her the way to let it all hang out!
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