Richard Burton (as Henry VIII in “Anne of the Thousand Days”) 1969
Something tells me that I identify with the characters that Richard Burton portrayed in films, especially during the 1950’s and 1960’s. These historical lions from the past became alive to me (even though some of them were fictional):
Marcellus Gallio (from “The Robe”) 1953
Mark Antony (from “Cleopatra”) 1963
Thomas Becket (from “Becket”) 1964
Alec Leamas (from “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold”) 1965
These are the characters I identify with, even though he is credited with playing others, like Alexander, King Arthur (on Broadway) and even Heathcliff. But these five have been absorbed into my past-life history as me.
There’s a sequence between Frank Cross (played by Bill Murray) and the Ghost of Christmas Past in the film “Scrooged”. Frank is remembering a childhood memory of scoring a home run in baseball. The Ghost reminds him that the home run was actually scored by Eddie in the TV show “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.” That’s how I’m thinking these past lives are for me: images I’ve seen acted out in movies played by Richard Burton. So, just for fun, I decided to compare his birth chart to mine to see if there are any links, overlaps (or nothing) between us.
And there are links, enough to make it interesting, at least for me. The most significant is my Moon in Scorpio being about 3° from his natal Sun/Saturn conjunction @ 17° (my favourite number). And my Ascendant is inconjunct his Pluto/Ascendant conjunction in Cancer.
My Mercury in Capricorn is within 5° of his South Node, and my South Node/Mars/Midheaven conjunction is inconjunct his Midheaven in Pisces. His Moon in Virgo is conjunct my Part of Fortune. His Part of Fortune in Taurus is opposite my Moon in Scorpio.
So we are connected by some past life affiliations, but that may be all.
Still, it’s a new thought for me.