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Liev Schreiber & Naomi Watts – lives of constant change

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Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan, Spotlight etc) and Naomi Watts (Fair Game, J Edgar), regarded as one of Hollywood’s more stable partnerships have split.

Both are Sun Libras, both have similar Scorpio Ascendants, self-reliant Saturn in Aries and, tellingly, both had ruptured childhoods.

Liev Schreiber 4 Oct 1967 10.30am San Francisco, had a far-left hippie mother, a friend of William Burroughs, who after a bad acid trip was hospitalized and when threatened with being institutionalised, fled with him. His father kidnapped him but his mother got full custody and he grew up in poverty, having to adapt to her eccentricities. Her mother (his maternal grandmother) had been lobotomized. He lived in an ashram in his teens.

He has a friendly 11th house Libra Sun and Libra Moon on the cusp of the 12th. His Sun opposes Saturn in Aries in the 5th. He has Jupiter Venus on his Midheaven, which can be an indication of a drama-queen mother. He also has Pluto Uranus in Virgo in his 10th, again a hint of a chaotic, rebellious mother. With his Pluto square Mars in Sagittarius in his 2nd, which he has channelled into making money. It’s a relatively sane chart given the insanities of his upbringing.

Naomi Watts, 28 Sept 1968 11 am Shoreham, England, is the daughter of an antiques dealer and an ex-roadie for Pink Floyd, who later died in an apparent heroin overdose. The family moved to Australia when she was one; her parents divorced when she was four, later reconciling; and the family moved frequently in England, then Wales, then back to Australia during her childhood. She also has an 11th house Libra Sun and her hard-edged Saturn in Aries is in her 6th trine a 2nd house Sagittarius Moon. A hard-working, ambitious Mars in Virgo sits on her Midheaven with lucky Jupiter conjunct Pluto also in her 10th; with Pluto conjunct Uranus in the 11th which latter is conjunct her Sun.

Their relationship chart does have an affectionate composite Sun Venus conjunction but that’s been under strain since tr Uranus moved into Aries in 2011, increasingly so with tr Pluto square the Sun. The composite Venus is also conjunct a switch-on, switch-off Uranus; and the composite Sun opposes Saturn, so too much work or barriers in the way of warmth. There’s a successful Jupiter in the 10th, so OK career-wise and as far as image goes; but  Pluto Uranus also in the 10th suggest a good many ups and downs. Plus an evasive hidden composite Moon Neptune in the 12th.

Given both their childhoods, it’s a miracle it stayed intact as long as it did. And has finally split when tr Uranus and then tr Pluto hit on the composite Saturn. Though it’s been a long time coming.

What is probably relevant, apart from the tr Uranus square tr Pluto hitting on his Sun/Moon midpoint in 2015/16, and tr Uranus opposing his Libra Moon, is tr Saturn moving through both their first quadrants, heading into the deepest part as it moves towards their 2nd houses. Traditionally this written up as shortage of money, and less success. But it also has the effect of bringing up unresolved psychological and emotional issues to be sorted out; and forcing the individuals to ask what they really want out of life. It pushes people into the core of themselves, taking down the old facade.

She may find it more difficult to cope with than him, but both have reasonably successful midpoints in 2017, so despite tr Saturn pulling them back, they won’t sink.

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