Sean Connery, recently voted the best James Bond ever, is 90 years old, in retirement but still golfing happily at his home in the Bahamas. Born 25 August 1930 6.05 pm Edinburgh, Scotland, he has had an astonishing journey from a poor background, his mother a cleaner and his father a factory worker. He joined the navy briefly in his late teens but was invalided out with a duodenal ulcer, took up modelling and body building, tried a variety of menial jobs and eventually ended up working backstage in the theatre. From which all else followed via stage and serious TV drama (Shakespeare, Eugene O’Neill et al) and films, until his breakthrough role in Bond when he turned thirty.
He was always ambivalent about the Bond movies regarding them as his lesser achievements and with a career which includes an Oscar for The Untouchables with highly-acclaimed performances in The Man Who Would Be King, Marnie, The Name of the Rose, Indiana Jones and the Hunt For Red October he has a point.
He has a private, intense 8th house Sun Neptune in Virgo, which is not uncommon amongst mega-film stars who have an innate (and unco9nscious) capacity to project an aura. His 9th house Virgo Moon hints at a love of travel and wish to live abroad. A 9th house Venus points to marriages with foreigners – his first wife Diane Cilento was Australian and his second Micheline Roquebrune is French-Moroccan.
What marks his chart out as different is the abundance of Cardinal signs which provide initiative, restlessness, an inclination to try, try, try again and keep moving. He has a powerfully confident Jupiter Pluto in his 7th squaring onto Venus in Libra opposition a 3rd house Uranus with Saturn in Capricorn on his Ascendant.
His 3rd house Uranus will make him outspoken and his Mercury in critical Virgo squaring onto a short-tempered Saturn opposition Mars even more so. He’s famed for his impatience with timewasters and those he disagrees with; and his focal point Pluto will make him intolerant as well. Highly talented, complicated and not always an easy temperament.
Only after his retirement from filming did his first wife Diane Cilento open up about a violent episode in their marriage when he punched her and left her unconscious during the filming of The Hill; and related tales of his tight-fistedness with money and generally ‘unreconstructed’ notion of a woman’s place in a marriage. Given that she was a free-spirited Sun Uranus in Aries square Pluto, it was never going to be an old-fashioned Victorian-style marriage. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-400436/Yes-Connery-em-did-em-beat-unconscious.html
His chart certainly indicates anger issues as well as a strong need to control and be dominant.
But as so often with glaring temperamental flaws goes talent.
His creative 5th, 7th and actor’s 15th harmonics, as well as his leaving-a-legacy-for-history 17H and superstar 22H Harmonics are well aspected.
His astrocartography is also interesting – relocating to Los Angeles puts his super confident Pluto Jupiter on the Midheaven; and New York (and Bahamas) puts his Sun Neptune on the Midheaven. America is his destiny. And now that I think of it his Jupiter is conjunct the USA Sun which makes sense.
Photo: Stuart Crawford.