The Babe (1992)
Somehow I never saw this film before. The reason may have been that I was otherwise occupied while living in the UK. But I have always admired Babe Ruth, as a sports ‘star’ and I am a fan of John Goodman’s acting. The blending of the myth and the man is great. But the pathos is overwhelming. Here was a man that loved baseball, but baseball didn’t love him back. Talk about unrequited love.
- (of a person or their tendencies) not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed.
All the astrology sites have 1:45 pm as his birth time. Well, I’ve decided to flip that on its head by using 1:45 am, instead. A different picture emerges that seems more in keeping with the enigma of the Babe. However, the one thing that wouldn’t change is the inconjunct between Saturn and Pluto.
Saturn Inconjunct Pluto
If either of these planets is close to conjunction or opposition with the Ascendant or Midheaven, its effects can be quite strong. It signifies a feeling that you must work extremely hard merely to keep your life running smoothly on a day-to-day level. Often this aspect is associated with quite a bit of tension, especially in your muscles, but also in your emotional approach to life. You need to learn that the world is not always a place of struggle and that occasionally it is good to let go and relax. If your home life has been harsh or difficult, it will bring out the worst side of this aspect, and in time you will develop a cynical attitude toward the world in general. You will become intolerant of your own and others’ weaknesses, and you will take advantage of every opportunity, even if it means hurting someone else. But this is likely to happen only if you have not been given a reasonable break or if you haven’t been allowed to be a child, to be weak and make mistakes.
Even under favorable circumstances, this aspect usually means that you are resistant to change, that you hold on to any situation, no matter how bad, until it is totally intolerable. Then when change does take place, it has to create a revolution and a total breakdown of everything that came before it. You must learn to adapt to circumstances a bit more gracefully and not be afraid of occasional compromise.
This aspect usually does mean that you are tough and can contend with a great deal of adversity, but don’t develop an attitude that makes adversity inevitable.
You may find it difficult to get along with others, because you are unnecessarily afraid of what they want from you. Learn to associate only with people whom you can trust.
Moon Conjunct Jupiter
[This aspect is inconjunct the Ascendant in the chart above, so I won’t go to that level, as it may not be accurate, due to the timing of his birth, but it gives these two a bit of oomph, for sure.]
This aspect is very easy to live with. You are probably well liked, because your optimistic attitude warms people up. You can even make others feel good when they are depressed. And when you are depressed, you don’t spread it around. Even in your worst mood you can look at the situation with humor and laugh at yourself, which eases your depression and makes the people around you feel good.
You are quite a generous person who likes to help others and protect those who need it. But you aren’t overly possessive either. You won’t take advantage of anyone who is in trouble. You are tolerant of the ways in which others are different from yourself, in fact, you are pleased to find them because they help you learn more about the world,
You are a fun-loving person who enjoys good times. The only negative side to this aspect is that you probably prefer having fun to working, so it may be hard to settle done and do what has to be done. Or you may carry your good times so far that you get physically exhausted.
He Grabbed the World with Both Hands and Wouldn’t Let Go
Because Babe Ruth’s death time is known, the accuracy of his death chart is incontrovertible. The Yod in the combined chart shows that he probably overdid it (‘natal’ Mars inconjunct ‘fatal’ Mars and ‘fatal’ Jupiter). I’d say he wore himself out, and the throat cancer gave him the ‘reason’ to lay his poor body to rest. But could he have done it any other way? I think not.
He was a legend in his own lifetime.