Ronan Farrow has been in the news again inspiring us with his talent, courage and amazing productivity. One look at his natal chart explains much.
The ruler of his Ascendant is Uranus which falls in a large stellium in mid to late degrees of Sagittarius. This stellium trines Jupiter which inflates and exaggerates all of those Sagittarian influences. The Jupiter/Uranus trine is perhaps the luckiest aspect, and I have written about this aspect here in relation to Donald Trump’s chart.
In Farrow’s case the stellium is in Jupiter’s sign further strengthening the best and perhaps the worst qualities of a Sadge which could include dilletantism, restlessness, inability to follow through on projects and promises, and a tendency to jump to conclusions. But also a voluminous appetite for experience, and in this case, because of his high intelligence, a need for broad based intellectual stimulation.
But the stellium includes Saturn, a very sobering influence which curbs the worst tendencies of Sagittarius by endowing caution, pragmatism. Uranus in the stellium adds some brilliance, a scientific bent and originality and perhaps a maverick quality that encourages his ability to think outside-the-box. A prominent Uranus also can create one who rebels against the norms of his culture and authority in general, and this Uranus is in H10 suggesting a strong motivation to question authority. His Mercury gets a boost of both Uranian and Saturnian energies which he displays with his very articulate and precise speech that is well seasoned with logic and intelligence.
His Mars/Pluto conjunction in Scorpio also helps to curb some of the restlessness and scattering of energies that is so common with a strong Sadge nativity. Scorpio is a sign of great focus and great courage, and this Mars position gives great determination. Pluto in the mix strengthens this resolve and can make for an obsessiveness in pursuit of an objective.
This large of a stellium is quite rare, yet even more extraordinary we find that these four planets are also parallel. And if that weren’t enough to mark this nativity as quite exceptional, three planets are out-of-bounds, those being Mercury, Uranus and the Moon.
Recently astro.com posted an article by Mandy Lockley showing charts of many whistleblowers all of whom have some prominent chart feature on the Galactic Center (26 Sagittarius.) Farrow’s chart qualifies in spades. Here’s the link:
The chart contains only one square that of Venus and Jupiter. In most cases a chart heavy with trines and having only one square or opposition produces a situation where the person tends to be an underachiever. This happens because they have so many blessings and unearned opportunities early in life that they often do not develop a spiritual muscle. Often they find they a can get by on their charm and a smile or they have unrealistic expectations; then they suffer later in life as a result of their lack of discipline, focus, and realism. It appears that is not the case with Farrow, and the only theory I can offer as to why he seems to have escaped this fate and made the very best of his natal gifts is the position of his Moon’s nodes.
His nodal axis exactly squares his Sagittarius stellium. The school of Evolutionary Astrology believes that when a planet squares the Nodal Axis it is a sign that in the past lifetime, there was a “skipped step” which needs to be mastered in this lifetime. This results in a great need or a karmic destiny to focus on the energies and affairs of that planet’s placement by house and sign. Perhaps this is the force that has motivated Farrow to be so effective in the expression of his Sagittarian gifts of exposing powerful authority figures and the dysfunctions of our institutions through his exemplary journalism.
And last but not least there is an interesting grand trine in Fire if we include the Eris/Jupiter in Aries trine the Black Moon/Orcus/Vesta in Leo and his Moon in Sagittarius. Those of you who work with asteroids and the Black Moon may be able to add a better insight into this configuration than I, so I will stop here.