The troubled actress Demi Moore has been in the news lately after she was hospitalized for what appears to be a combination of prescription drugs, nitrous oxide and alcohol. While her behavior has been more erratic since her separation from third husband Ashton Kutcher, Demi has a long history of emotional problems and drug addiction that nearly caused her firing from St. Elmo’s Fire, the film that brought her to national attention.
Demi’s astrological chart has some of the classic hallmarks of addictive behavior: Pisces rising, Sun conjunct Neptune, Jupiter and Chiron in the 12th house. (Source of birth data: Astrotheme) Pisces, Neptune and the 12th house are all related and share the quality of an urge to transcend the material world. This can occur through spiritual ascension, through romance, through art – or it can occur through addictions to love, alcohol and drugs.
Demi’s childhood was no picnic – after her father abandoned the family her mother became an alcoholic and married an alcoholic who was unable to keep down a job. The family moved 30-40 times while Demi was a child and the stepfather committed suicide when Demi was 15. She was born in 1962 when Uranus and Pluto were nearing their exact conjunction, and everyone born between 1962 and 1968 carries this dramatic combination of radical change (Uranus) and total transformation (Pluto) in their charts.
Between 1962 and 1965, Saturn (challenge and self-doubt) and Chiron (emotional wounding) were opposite the Uranus/Pluto pair – a difficult planetary system that generally comes with an extremely sensitive psycho/emotional system that is can easily become imbalanced if not consciously attended to. Often these individuals carry a great deal of psychic pain, but if they do the hard work of […]