The lead actor in Woody Allen’s latest, as yet unreleased, movie Rainy Days has said in the light of the recent #metoo exposures, he is giving away his fee. Timothy Chalamet, best known for Homeland, said: “I don’t want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary to three charities: Time’s Up, the LGBT Centre in New York, and Rainn [the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network].”
Woody Allen was accused of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, which were renewed in October 2017 when she wrote a piece in the Los Angeles Times titled “Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?”. He denies the allegations. He left Mia Farrow to marry another adoptive daughter. A trove of his personal archives, stored at Princeton University since 1980, have been fully read for the first time, and it is filled with musings about men falling for teenage girls.
Allen, born 1 December 1935 10.55pm New York, has a 4th house Sun, Jupiter, Mercury in Sagittarius in a self-doubting and self-effacing square to Saturn, making him home-oriented, private. But what stands in contradiction to those planets is an unpleasantly obsessive T Square of a ruthless Mars in Capricorn opposition Pluto square Venus which does suggest a certain warp in his attitude to romance; and given Mars in his 5th, getting his own way.
His Venus is also trine an Aquarius Moon, an aspect Richard Idemon used to describe as the ‘poisoned apple’.
He’s in for a serious jolting this year with tr Uranus about to square his Mars and Pluto in March/April; before then, exactly now, he’s facing a major setback with tr Saturn conjunct his Sun/Mars midpoint and a deeply depressed tr Pluto conjunct his Sun/Saturn from March till late 2019. There’s more angst in 2019/2020 as tr Pluto is conjunct his Venus and Solar Arc Uranus is conjunct his Pluto. And at the moment his Solar Arc Saturn is conjunct his midheaven – doing its Saturnine thing of bringing chickens home to roost – finally. His putative son with Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, was the one who broke the #metoo story last year.