Happy Birthday Cate Blanchett!
By Kelli Fox, The Astrologer
Cate Blanchett, one of Australia’s favourite actresses is best known for her roles in Elizabeth, Lord of the Rings, The Aviator and many more movies and plays. She was born with the Sun in Taurus which makes for a grounded and practical person. With three young sons these traits come in handy! Her Sun forms a trine to Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto. This indicates she is optimistic, focused and marches to the beat of her own drum. The Sun represents self while the combination of the other three planets represents someone who has the potential to make a difference in the world. Others will look to her as a teacher. Cate and her husband, Andrew Upton, are artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company.
Cate’s Sun opposes Neptune, planet of illusion and glamor. When the Sun and Neptune are connected by aspect it can reveal someone who appears to be something they are not. An excellent outlet for this energy is acting and performing.
Mercury, planet of communication and the mind is dignified in its own sign of Gemini. The lucky individuals with this placement are usually quick with their thoughts and eloquent with their speech. Mercury forms an opposition to Mars, planet of courage and impulsiveness. It seems Cate Blanchett is not someone you’d want to debate with or has as your opponent in Trivial Pursuit and the like. People with Mercury and Mars in aspect are lightning fast when it comes to contests of the mind. Learning lines for her movies and plays is a great outlet for this energy.
Love planet Venus in Aries and passion planet Mars in Sagittarius form a favourable trine aspect. This indicates someone who is appealing socially and has the hearts of both men and women. Social graces and good fun are part of what makes this individual tick. As these two planets are in fire signs there’s sure to be plenty of action and adventure with Ms Blanchett. Her first taste of acting was a spontaneous part as an extra while she was vacationing in Egypt at eighteen. Thankfully, she has never looked back!