“I don’t believe in fate or destiny. I believe in various degrees of hatred, paranoia, and abandonment. However much of that gets heaped upon you doesn’t matter. It’s only a matter of how much you can take and what it does to you.”
When I look for a celebrity’s chart my first stop is to google “(celebrity-name) natal chart.” When I did this with Henry Rollins it was pretty clear that his birthplace is Washington D.C. but his birthtime is unknown. The charts that showed up on Google were using a noon birthtime, which puts his Moon in Aquarius. While I can see it, I can also see the Capricorn Moon I get when I put in midnight on the morning of his birth.
That’s part of the problem with trying to cast a chart for someone when the moon changes signs within the day. Knowing Henry Rollins’ public reputation an argument could be made for either Aquarius Moon or Capricorn Moon. The thing is, not BEING Henry Rollins, I haven’t the remotest idea how he FEELS, so I’m not going to guess.
A person stands a better chance of guessing someone’s rising sign. The rising sign can manifest externally as appearance. That is still a shot in the almost dark, though, as planets aspecting the ascendent can have an impact on appearance as well. At midnight, Henry Rollins’ supposed ascendent would be Scorpio and that’s better than a shot in the dark since he is very plutonic, clearly. You don’t have to use a birthtime at all; you can select unknown time and just see how the planets relate. However, I am most comfortable seeing the little lines I’m used to seeing. I just have to remember they’re arbitrary.
So what can we see about Henry Rollins from this chart? First of all he’s an Aquarian, an innovator, with his ruling planet opposing in Leo. He may rant and he may seem egotistical to some but his core ego is humanitarian. His method of communicating is that of Mercury in Pisces in opposition to Pluto. He is a forceful and dangerous communicator; what he says is deep, but it is also ethereal and inspired. He is also prone to having his communications misinterpreted, particularly because of their ferocity.
Another truly seminal part of Henry Rollins’ makeup is his zero degree Cancer Mars. It aspects the Aries Point, cardinal, and it picks up that extra charge of being a solstice point. While Cancer Mars is not the most martial Mars, that zero degree gives it oomph. It also benefits from its relation to the Mercury Pluto opposition. His energy is amplified when it pours into his communications. In his purely physical actions I would suspect he may be more refined.
Henry Rollins’ Venus in Aries is not part of any major aspects unless the Moon is further along in Aquarius, so it’s harder to assess. It does make a quincunx to Neptune in Scorpio, however, and creates a Venus Neptune energy linkage. With the quincunx this could be divine yearning or pining, an urge to merge in partnership which must find balance with one’s individuality, or countless other manifestations of these two energies which are challenging to merge.
Henry Rollins is one of my very favorite public figures. I can see why when I see his planetary placements. Who is one of your favorites? Have you looked at their chart?