Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016)
All right, now: every single member of my family (including the extended parts) loved Carrie Fisher, especially as Princess Leia in Star Wars. So when she died at age 60, they were heartbroken.
As I seem to be visiting Hollywood actresses astrologically, I thought it was about time to do a review of this fine lady.
Because Carrie was born to Hollywood royalty, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, her birth time has been known since the very beginning. So, there is no doubting the accuracy of her birth chart. (Also note the Hollywood searchlights image in the chart.)
And, because I am concentrating on inconjuncts lately, the two in her chart speak volumes about her personality and her struggles.
Mercury Inconjunct Mars
You often find it difficult to separate yourself from what you believe. You fight very hard for your ideas, even when you suspect you are wrong. You must learn that you are not your ideas, that you have them but are not them. If you do not learn this, it will be difficult even to have a friendly talk with friends, because you are always trying to make a point, defend your opinion or prove somebody else wrong. This also makes you irritable and touchy, so that others prefer not to be around you. Of course, you should not give in about something you seriously believe in, but it is unlikely that you would make that mistake.
On the other hand, with this aspect you might find it hard to complain to others, especially if you are not sure that you are right. In that case, you should learn to speak your mind, but without being unpleasant about it. You should learn to release your resentment or anger to a certain extent, because that energy can turn inward and cause you to become nervous, edgy or irritable, which could be quite difficult. Or you could develop unhealthy habits.
If you can learn to control this aspect, you will be able to spend a long time on mental work, as long as you are interested in what you are doing. But you will have to learn when to stop. You may work too hard or get too wrapped up in some idea that you are studying and not be able to relax. Get into the habit of taking a break before you get too overtired.
Pluto Inconjunct Ascendant
This can be an indication that through experiences with others, you will be forced to undergo many significant changes in life. At times the crises may be quite unpleasant, but for the most part the results will be very positive, although for some people, they may be less constructive. But you must be very careful about the kind of people you get involved with. Choose your friends with great care and try to find people who have a healthy outlook on life and who seem reasonably well balanced. People who are driven to extreme behavior or who act compulsively, as if they could not plan anything in advance, are not very good for you. They will get you into difficult situations that you do not need.
Also watch for compulsiveness or extreme behavior yourself. These qualities could be quite hard for others to handle, and people will probably avoid you if you express them freely.
However, you should not avoid people who force you to observe yourself and the world very clearly. Such people will come into your life at times when changes must occur. While you are young, these people might be your parents or a special teacher. You probably will resist their influence, because what they show you will be hard to take, but you must accept it, for they have the highest concern for your well-being.
With your friends, you must learn to give in at least as often as you get your way. Don’t let either you or your friends become dominant. Winning, losing and compromising in equal measure are all part of getting along, which you may find hard.
Coming Home, One Last Time
The Ascendant and Midheaven of Carrie’s fatal chart are almost ‘exactly’ conjunct their natal positions. (The slight difference could be due to the time it took to get her to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.) The image of a homecoming is strong.
The fact that her mother should die the very next day seems to reinforce that image.
They were a Hollywood double act, from the very first, to the very end.
Love live a Hollywood queen, long live her royal princess.