The Role of the Least Aspected Planet in Astrocartography.
Planetary Symbolism in Astrocartography and Transcendental Astrology,
by Rob Couteau.
Venus = 031
Mercury = 112
Saturn = 121
Uranus = 211
Pluto = 211
Jupiter = 301
Mars = 312
Neptune = 330
Moon = 410
Sun = 510
The happiest moments of my life have been in Tahiti. If I’ve ever come close to finding genuine peace, it was on my island among the Tahitians.
Tahiti has exerted a force over me since I was a teenager. It began in the library at Shattuck [Faribault, MN; 44N18; 93W16], when I used to thumb through the National Geographic, and it continued after I went to New York and searched libraries for any book that mentioned Tahiti and combed the film archives at the Museum of Modern Art looking for images of Polynesia.
From the moment I saw it, reality surpassed even my fantasies about Tahiti, and I had some of the best times of my life making Mutiny on the Bounty.
–Marlon Brando, Songs My Mother Taught Me.
Marlon studies, he reads for hours … Knowledge of almost any kind fascinates him and he carries its lure to you. -George Englund, The Way It's Never Been Done Before. My Friendship with Marlon Brando.
One of Hollywood’s most “charismatic” and “creative talents” (Primary Venus) and perhaps the most “skillful / and “gifted” (Mercury / Venus) actor of the century, Marlon Brando was born in a Primary Location in Omaha, Nebraska, near the setting position of his Primary Venus. Brando achieved recognition for his portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in the Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire (1947); he then went on to make Hollywood classics such as The Wild One (1953), On the Waterfront (1954), and The Godfather (1972), the last two films winning him Academy Awards.
In Tahiti, during the production of Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), Brando was unwittingly exposed to a powerful Transcendental Midpoint-Field that framed French Polynesian in its entirety. While working on the film, Brando befriended a Tahitian woman, Tarita, who bore him a son, Simon Teihotu, and a daughter, Tarita Cheyenne. He later withdrew from American culture and relocated to a South Pacific home on the Polynesian atoll, Teti’aroa. Significantly, these locations lie directly under the midpoint-field of all three of his Transcendentals: Primary Venus (setting), Secondary Mercury (setting), and Tertiary Saturn (rising).
The combination of Primary Venus and Secondary Mercury as key Transcendentals seems particularly appropriate here, especially when we consider the classic Brando persona: a “lazy, food- and pleasure-loving, overindulgent sensualist” (Primary Venus) who often cast himself as the “charming / know-it-all” (Primary Venus / Secondary Mercury). According to the memoirs of Anna Kashfi (Brando’s first wife), Brando’s so-called philosophy, while aspiring to Jupiterian heights, is actually rather “plebeian” (Mercury) and is occasionally eclipsed by his “sensual appetites” (Primary Venus. Indeed, the Venusian theme of “sensual self-indulgence” appears in many of the legendary tales of Brando’s escapades.) “Artful and gifted / with a mercurial wit” (Venus / Mercury) is probably the most fitting equation.
As the planet that symbolizes the creative muse, Venus is a particularly appropriate Transcendental for this extraordinarily talented actor. At his best, Brando effused a “creative splendor”: “carefully balancing” each dramatic gesture with stunning “symmetry and form.” One of the few true “artists” of the cinema, his “ability to communicate / in an elegant, majestic, highly creative manner” (Secondary Mercury / Primary Venus) exemplifies such classic Venus / Mercury symbolism.
Revised & updated: 1 January 2012
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V. Nodes / the Triple-zero Transcendental | Appendices: Orbs / References / Data
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