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Williams to divorce
March 31, 2008
Garces Williams, wife of actor Robin Williams, filed for divorce
last week citing "irreconciliable differences". Although
Robin is best known for his comedic skills, he has a long history
of drug and alcohol addiction and it is rumored that Marsha filed
divorce papers after her ultimatum failed to wean him from his
astrological chart of Robin Williams shows a fascinating blend
of comic genius and tragic emotional pain, the combination of
which appears to be essential in all of the great comic minds.
Williams, with a Cancer Sun, also has a Pisces Moon and Scorpio
rising. This heavy watery influence shows his intensely sensitive
emotional nature, and a tendency to lose himself (Pisces Moon)
into his environment. Mercury (mental function) in his chart is
in the fun-loving sign of Leo, and Leo is the King of Comedy.
That Mercury sits prominently on the Midheaven of his chart, demonstrating
his ability to connect with the public (Midheaven) through his
ability to express his thoughts and ideas (Mercury). Pluto (intensity
and drama) conjoins his Mercury which suggests a powerful mind
with an obsessive nature.
has a wildly revolutionary conjunction of Mars (aggression) and
Uranus (rebellion) which is tightly aspected to both Jupiter (expansion)
and Neptune (fantasy), and it is this planetary system in his
birthchart which describes his unique methodology when it comes
to acting. WIlliams cannot be controlled and rarely sticks to
the script. His strong Cancerian influence (with Sun, Mars and
Uranus all in Cancer) reveals his intense attachment to family
and his strong desire to nurture others; in fact, he has become
a surrogate parent to the children of Christopher and Dana Reeve
after their recent deaths.
(challenges and disappointments) in Williams' chart is in an exact
challenging aspect (square) to Chiron (wounding and healing),
indicating a psyche that is extremely sensitive with a tendency
towards experiencing life in a way that brings up painful psychic
and emotional wounds. Ideally an individual with this combination
of planets will seek healing of these old wounds, but the easiest
way to deal with them is to numb them with addictions. Transiting
Saturn made a challenging aspect to the ascendant of Williams'
chart (his "rising sign") back in late July of 2006
which resulted in his admitting himself to rehab in August of
experienced another difficult cycle when transiting Pluto made
a pass over the Saturn/Chiron system in his chart back in January
of 2007 and remained within one degree of that painful system
throughout the year. Williams' older brother died in August of
that year, but I suspect the entire year was extremely difficult
for Williams as Pluto applied consistent pressure on any unhealed
old wounds that remained in his psyche.
family-oriented nature has not kept him from infidelity in the
past; his first marriage ended after an affair with his current
wife who was at the time the nanny to his children and evidently
this was not his first adulterous episode. Venus in Williams'
chart is in Virgo, which often tends to be rather prudish and
perfectionistic, and it opposes that Pisces Moon. Challenging
aspects between Venus (love and beauty) and the Moon (nurturing
and sensitivity) denote an individual who finds it difficult to
reconcile their emotional needs (Moon) in their relationships
(Venus), and the archetypes of the sexual goddess (Venus) with
the maternal figure (Moon). This is the classic "madonna/whore"
complex and while this is not universally true it does sometimes
indicate a proclivity in a man's chart to separate the two. In
December, transiting Saturn came very close to the Moon/Venus
combination in his chart and doubtless intensified his depression.
has a few other astrological things going on as well: in March
of 2007 transiting Chiron began squaring Williams' ascendant and
bringing up all of his issues around his ability to establish
his own identity (ascendant) relative to his marriage (descendant),
a cycle that concluded in December. And a transit of Neptune over
his nadir (opposing his Midheaven, or career point) has likely
created a great deal of confusion over his role in his personal
life and family (nadir) relative to his career and public persona
(Midheaven). This cycle began in May of 2007 and is just now in
the second phase of a cycle that will conclude in January of 2009.
He is also heading into a difficult transit of Chiron across the
Nadir of his chart that will begin in June of 2008 and continue
throughout the spring of 2009.
is a difficult time for Robin Williams, and I hope that he will
be able to resolve his demons that are the burden accompanying
his tremendous gifts.
Robin Williams was hospitalized with a heart attack in March
of 2009. He appears to be recovering nicely.