information contained herein is written by and the property of
Lynn Hayes. You may include a portion of this information on your
website without permission, but you must include a link back to
the article and clearly indicate the author of the information.
Cruise: Astrological Profile
Cruise has been shockingly open in recent interviews about his
abusive father as he travels around promoting his new movie Mission
Impossible III. For someone who has made a habit of filing lawsuits
any time the press started delving into his personal life, Tom
has been amazingly candid lately. From his sofa jumping on the
Oprah show to public displays of affection everywhere since his
relationship with Katie Holmes began, Tom Cruise appears to be
opening up in a brand new way. But is he really?
recent interview in a Parade
Magazine article exposes some previously unknown facts about
Mr. Cruise. Now 5'7", he was a small child and bullied both
at home and at school. He was unable to read and forced into separate
classes, causing him to feel excluded and lonely. His reading
disability was diagnosed as dyslexia, but he says "labels
don't mean anything." Parade Magazine quotes contemporaries
of Tom during his high school years as being "angry, muscular,
intense, obsessed with success." Tom later became involved
in Scientology, probably as a way to manage his emotions. Scientology
teaches the power of rational thought, and there is no doubt that
Tom has successfully channeled his energies and emotions in a
way that has brought him great success.
Cruise's birthchart shows that he was born with the Sun in
Cancer, the sensitive sign of the soft shell crab. Cancers are
primarily concerned with family, with taking care of others. It's
a sensitive and emotional sign that strongly needs to be nurtured,
which is challenging for a man in our society. Cancerian people
who do not receive that nurturing at an early age or later in
life tend to build a hard crusty shell, just like the crab does,
to protect the sensitive inner being. We don't know Tom's birth
time, but is Moon is either in Leo (if born in the afternoon/evening)
or Cancer (if born in the morning). The Moon shows our deep inner
drive and can be difficult to perceive in people we don't know
well, but if Tom's Moon was in Cancer his emotional focus would
be on family. Clearly his emotional focus is on his career, and
the Moon in Leo has a strong need to be admired and celebrated,
commonly found in the charts of actors. That need for publicity
and press (Leo) conflicts with the need for a quiet home life
surrounded by loved ones (Cancer) and could account for Cruise's
apparent conflict between his need for publicity and his tendency
towards filing lawsuits to protect his privacy.
Moon in Leo is opposed by Saturn, which is retrograde in his chart.
Saturn shows where we feel insecure and a lack of self-worth,
and when retrograde that inner voice of self-doubt is turned within.
Saturn retrograde people are strongly self critical and the stressful
combination of a strong Saturn insecurity (Saturn Rx) opposed
to the Leo need for admiration can create a personality that is
driven towards success in order to prove oneself.
Mars (aggressive urge and drive) is in the fixed earth sign of
Taurus the bull, showing he has tenacity and a tendency to be
bullheaded. Mars in Taurus can't be easily pushed around, they
are stubborn to the max and difficult to dissuade once they have
set their course. However, Uranus (planet of rebellion and innovation)
is square to his Mars, giving him an extreme restlessness that
can be uncomfortable for the Taurus Mars that prefers serenity,
possibly resulting in mood swings and periods of internal distress.
Uranus has an electrical quality and can be difficult on the nervous
system when in challenging aspect.
Mercury is in Gemini, showing someone who is quite talkative and
curious about all things. Gemini likes to try on different roles,
making it a good placement for an actor. Venus in his chart is
in Leo, which explains his very showy (Leo) treatment of his ladies,
at least in the beginning. Saturn in his chart is also widely
(9.5 degrees) opposite Venus, showing tension in his relationships
and a great deal of criticism both of himself (Saturn Rx) and
his partners (Venus).
has a tight conjunction of Chiron (healing and wisdom) to Jupiter
(opportunity and philosophy), and both are retrograde. The combination
of these two planets indicates a person who is drawn to healing
philosophies and who may have experienced an early wound (Chiron)
around religion and philosophy (Jupiter), possibly in Catholic
schools as a child. We know that he at one point thought of entering
the Catholic priesthood but later joined the Church of Scientology.
The Chiron/Jupiter conjunction is opposed by Pluto (god of transformation
and destruction) in his chart. Pluto opposing Jupiter is often
a placement of power (Pluto) struggles and self-righteous dogmatism
(Jupiter), and with Chiron involved there is a constant and painful
irritation that creates a need for continual change and transformation.
We have certainly seen Tom Cruise's tendency to be dogmatic and
self-righteous over the past year in his lack of sensitivity to
the problems of others. This is usually a sign of someone who
is hiding from their own emotional difficulties under the guise
of healing themselves.
Cruise has a very tight Grand Trine (with three planets all trine
each other) involving his Sun in Cancer, Neptune in Scorpio, and
Chiron in Pisces, all water signs. Grand trines in water tend
to facilitate the flow of one's emotions and proffers a vivid
imagination which can be easily expressed. For some, a Grand Trine
in water can sap one's energies as life is sometimes too flowing
with this placement and there is often a lack of direction. But
for Cruise, the more challenging aspects also provide a dynamic
element that enables him to energize his imagination and use it
for his benefit.
last year and coinciding with the start of his relationship with
Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise began a series of challenging transits.
We don't know exactly where his Moon is, but transiting Chiron
has likely been making a square to his Moon over the past year,
dredging up old wounds and causing him to need distractions from
his pain. At the same time he has been going through multiple
transits of Uranus, shaking up his reality and causing him to
explore something totally different. Rumors are flying about the
possibility of his marriage and the impending birth of his baby,
but Uranus transits typically create situations that do not lend
themselves to that kind of commitment. Cruise will begin a challenging
transit of Saturn to his Venus and Mercury in September which
may bring a greater level of commitment in his life. Meanwhile,
the more he puts himself in the public eye to promote his films,
the harder it will be for him to hide from himself.