Star Wars (May 25, 1977)
Almost everyone of a certain age (50 and over) remember this day in history: Star Wars opens in U.S. theatres. Here’s the preview that caught the attention of the world.
Here’s the randomized chart of the event:
That Grand Trine involving Venus, Saturn and Neptune explains the eternal appeal of this film. Venus is the love triangle, Saturn is the Empire, and Neptune is the Force. All of them seem unstoppable.
There are two inconjuncts.
Mercury Inconjunct Pluto
You have a rather complicated and sometimes tricky mind. You usually prefer to do things in roundabout and involved ways instead of being simple and direct.
On the positive side, this means that you enjoy solving puzzles and finding out about hidden matters. At school you might do research in science. You have a natural ability to understand how people’s minds work, what makes them act as they do, and what they are thinking, which is quite amazing for someone of your age.
On the negative side, however, you might misuse this ability by trying to control people’s thoughts and words. Al;so you may love mysteries so much that you get involved in complicated plots and arrangements with your friends. You may enjoy working in secret and creating an air of mystery about yourself, but this could backfire and make others misunderstand you or even fear what you are doing. It is important to show people that you are honest and that you are not hiding anything. Otherwise they will probably suspect you, even if you are totally innocent. And if you aren’t, they will know it for certain.
On another level, this aspect can mean that at certain times in your life you will go through tremendous psychological changes. All your thoughts and opinions will change completely. These stages may seem difficult, but you will be much better off if you let go of the past and welcome the new ideas.
(Think, Obi-Wan Kenobi.)
Jupiter Inconjunct Uranus
With this aspect, you may be unable to decide whether you should act alone in total freedom or with others in group or social situations. Also you may not trust any ideas, values and concepts that you share with the people around you. For example, you may feel that instead of believing something that others believe, you have to establish your own ideas and values. You may try to be a nonconformist simply for its own sake, which obviously is a waste. The validity of an idea is totally independent of how many people believe it, and it is as bad to automatically reject what others believe as to accept it blindly.
You will always need freedom, but you will also discover that what you do with your life will have meaning only if it means something to others. This is not an artificial rule but a truth that you will discover within yourself. When you do, you may become heavily involved in some social movement that advocates unusual ideas or ways of thinking. When you are an adult, you may join a movement for social reform and change. However, even in a group that embodies your own thinking, you will find it hard to adjust to the group’s demands on your own time and freedom. Consequently you will probably leave that group and join another, until that one also becomes oppressive. While you are young, you may have a similar problem with your friends as well. When they start to expect too much of your time and energy, you will break away from them.
(Think, Han Solo – it’s in the name…)
These little forays into our recent past (and, perhaps, distant future) are a reminder that life in cyclical. The Hero’s Journey is always there, ready to be (re-)awakened. In 1977, a whole generation got lost in space, for real.
“May the Force be with you…”