Matthew McConaughey – a mindful Marlon Brando

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.’

2 thoughts on “Matthew McConaughey – a mindful Marlon Brando

  1. I thought he was superb in True Detective with Woody Harrelson. When it first aired I gave up after episode 1 since it seemed too creepy but later got the box set and got hooked.
    His mom, if the net is to be believed, was born 7 January 1932 which makes her a Sun, Mars, Saturn (Moon) in Capricorn opposition Pluto square Uranus – so a heavyweight and not easy personality to put it mildly. Her Capricorn planets fall in his 8th which wouldn’t make it smooth running.

  2. My “embarrassing” celebrity crush first year at University. Embarrassing, because social norm was that we certainly weren’t supposed to drool over Hollywood hunks representing traditional masculinity. But you could see he never was very comfortable with that role, right from the early “People” or “Us” magazine interviews (yes, I bought the magazines, and remember the interviews almost 25 years later), where he’d do his best to come across as a kind of Willie Nelson brand of weird, hippy Texan.

    Interestingly, because of my crush, Matthew McConaughey’s chart was also one of the first ones I studied when celeb charts started to appear on internet, and thought me a great deal about practical astrology, including synastry. Everything written here stands. In addition, I’d like to point out Moon. He definitely hasn’t had an easy relationship with his mother. Apparently, he also goes into issues he had with his mother “post celebrity”. He wouldn’t talk to her for years, after she leaked details of his private life to the press. That’s absolutely consistent with 4th house Virgo Moon squaring his ASC/DESC axis. I don’t know if the book offers timeline for this, but this probably would show on their composite.

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