Matthew MConaughey, maverick and versatile actor – True Detective, Dallas Buyers Club amongst many others – has written a kind-of memoir, “Greenlights”, replete with bumper-sticker musings and aphorisms, and tales from his up and down, boom and bust life story, from a drama-filled childhood onwards.
Born 4 November 1969 7.34 pm, Uvalde, Texas, he was the third son of parents who married three times and divorced twice. His father a former professional football player turned pipe salesman had an explosive relationship with his mother. The book relates a scene where the five year old McConaughey watched them fight ferociously — his mother having broken his father’s nose with a telephone while he brandished a ketchup bottle — before his parents had sex on the kitchen floor.
He started in T commercials and built up a CV in between jaunts across the globe and some extended finding-himself vacations. Then after becoming known for making rom-coms in his 30s, he married, and took a gamble by refusing similar parts through a bleak, unemployed two years before meatier roles started to come in, The Wolf of Wall Street amongst them and the TV series True Detective.
He has an intense, hard-working 6th house Scorpio Sun; with Mercury in Scorpio as well as a frivolous Jupiter Venus in Libra in his performing 5th along with Uranus. No surprise that he can do light and shade, superficial rom-coms along with darker roles.
His Mercury opposes Saturn in Taurus squaring Mars in Aquarius with Mars trine Uranus hinting at frustrations and hardships in a volatile childhood and after; and descriptive of a hard, angry father.
He has a 4th house Virgo Moon and Pluto – so home would be both a source of comfort and scary.
As his book is published and he does the round of interviews tr Jupiter Pluto is exactly square his Jupiter Venus conjunction for a confident high. And his Solar Arc Jupiter is square his Moon for another warm glow.
Saturn and Jupiter are about to move into his 9th which may give rise to more gnomic musings in the coming months. Though not all of 2021 will be smooth flowing with the tr Saturn square tr Uranus hitting on his Scorpio Sun. His next period of significant change will be 2023 onwards as tr Pluto is conjunct his contrary and stubborn Mars in Aquarius and moves in hard aspect round his Fixed T Square. That’s when his ‘Alright, alright’ and respond-to-the-hints-of-the-universe philosophy may come in handy as he transitions through a challenging few years.
His strongest harmonic is his creative and ‘seeking soul’ 7H and his actors’ 15H.
Some Greenlights stickers to consider:
‘The value of denial depends on one’s level of commitment.’
‘To lose the power of confrontation is to lose the power of unity.’
‘Form good habits and become their slave.’
‘When you can, ask yourself if you want to.’
‘When you’re up to nothin’, no good’s usually next.’
‘Truth’s like a jalapeño. The closer to the root, the hotter it gets.’