If you are an astrologer or just read astrology blogs for fun, you are probably aware of Pluto’s transit through Capricorn. Transformation of the Capricorn area of your chart is in order and Capricorn suns will be hit at some point. Mel Gibson, Tiger Woods, Kate Middleton – these are the Capricorns most in the news right now although Gibson and Woods have calmed down for the most part. Just when I thought we were all quiet on the Capricorn front, I see that Capricorn Nicolas Cage was recently in a domestic dispute while drunk.
Capricorns hate to lose control.
So if Capricorns are losing control, that means life, for them, has become unbearable. If Pluto makes a transiting aspect in your chart, it’s just simply pushing the buttons that are already there to be pushed. For Pluto, your “buttons” are bright red and pulsating.
So now Pluto has pushed some buttons in the personality of Nicolas Cage. Which buttons?
Cage has Mercury, Sun and Mars in Capricorn. Pluto is just beginning to transit his Mercury. Mercury is communication and in the sign of Capricorn indicates a serious, practical mind and manner of speech. No astrologer has ever said Capricorn is a “nice” sign so during bad times, caustic, critical speech can be part of Capricorn’s communication method,
I see Cage’s real problem, though, as two things: Mars in Capricorn square moon in Libra and Saturn conjunct Venue in Aquarius. Both signify difficulty with women, and, if you are a heterosexual male, with love. If you’re a Freudian psychologist, this also indicates problems with the mother relationship.
Saturn is transiting Libra, touching Cage’s natal moon. Uranus, Jupiter and Mars are all in Aries opposing the natal moon. The intense opposition going on now with Aries / Libra is activating the underlying issues with women and emotions in Cage’s chart.
First, Mars in Capricorn square moon in Libra is frustration. I should be nice, but I want what I want now.
Cage’s moon is sensitive to what others think although Mars in Capricorn doesn’t give a damn and does whatever it wants. I’m guessing Cage vacillates between “I do care” and “I don’t care.” Drunken episodes are “I don’t care” but I bet he’s apologizing to someone right now.
Saturn conjunction Venus in Aquarius is a feeling of rejection in love. Sun in Capricorn isn’t the most trusting sign either. Combined, there is a strong propensity to feel rejection on a regular basis. Often those that carry feelings of rejection also do a lot of rejecting themselves in defense.
Venus and moon are in air signs, so I sense that Cage’s love interests are social, well-liked women who have groups of friends and are often with those friends. Cage, with inner sense of rejection, may not like when the women in his life are off happily socializing. The Saturn/Venus conjunction suggests he’s socially awkward and has difficulty with large groups and impersonal socializing. Most likely he wants to be around close companions only. I’m guessing that when his women are off, he gets controlling and wants them by his side.
I could imagine this type of situation bothering Cage – you invite him to dinner and then decide to invite another friend as well. Inviting that new person without letting him know will make him uncomfortable. Some people love to meet new people all the time and some people simply don’t.
Maybe Cage’s motivation in being an actor is to be part of a larger group in an impersonal way. As an actor he surely has a large fan base. I’m sure he appreciates that but would have difficulty walking into a big crowd of those fans.
Cage has only one planet in water and one planet in fire (don’t know rising sign because don’t know time of birth). A chart filled with air and earth is a sensation and thinking chart. It’s not a chart of feeling or passion. Cage won’t express his feelings well, but can be quite poetic at times with that Libra moon.
My guess on Cage’s drunken escapade is that he had some feeling of rejection and went into the Mars in Capricorn “I don’t care,” mode. But Libra moon suggests he does care. I’m guessing, too, that he is very concerned about his public image. Like all things, Pluto in Capricorn will pass. After it does, Cage should have a better balance of cooperation and control.