Heavy is the top that wears the crown and courageous is the person who performs the king.
In Baz Luhrman’s new carnival impressed biopic “Elvis,” actor Austin Butler dons the jumpsuit and gyrates to the gospel in response to the king of rock and roll himself, girls and gents, Elvis Presley. Whereas Butler, who beat out Harry Kinds for the function, has garnered practically common reward for his portrayal, most notably from Presley’s widow Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie, critiques of “Elvis” as an entire have been a combined bag.
One critic savagely denounced the movie as,“This maddening jukebox musical solely sees Presley as a method to an finish — as a hip-shaking puppet on a string.”
Haters and heretics be damned, the film obtained a 12-minute standing ovation at Cannes. I’ll nonetheless be watching as nothing can separate me from a greaser aesthetic and the promise of attainable, spectacular, cinematic failure. In the interim, the astrological vitality between the beginning charts of Butler and Presley are value a deep dive. What star stuff are the 2 fabricated from and was one made to play the opposite? Learn on to be taught extra.
Solar indicators and archetypes; the GOAT and the lion
Elvis had his solar within the cardinal earth signal of Capricorn.Bettmann Archive
Born January January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, MS Elvis has his solar, Venus and Mercury in enterprising Capricorn and his moon within the mutable, escapist signal of Pisces. Capricorn is symbolized by the ocean goat, and Elvis is just not solely a goat by signal however arguably the GOAT by design, a minimum of so far as pompadours, pelvic mastery and capitalizing on stolen songbooks go.
A Cardinal earth signal, the modality of Capricorn is Pyrrhic, a gentle ascent in direction of victory with heavy losses. Sometimes, Capricorn’s endure tough childhoods and rise via punishing requirements to fulfill their very own excessive requirements of success. We see this in Presley whose meteoric rise to fame was coupled with private tragedy, substance abuse points, the dissolution of his marriage and an premature demise on the age of 42.
Capricorns worth onerous work and excessive finish valuables so it tracks that Elvis’s slogan was “taking good care of enterprise” and his trappings included a fleet of vehicles, a Memphis mansion and sufficient rhinestone jumpsuits to smother a household of small mammals.
Austin has his solar within the regal hearth signal of Leo. FilmMagic
The affect of Capricorn additionally helps to clarify Presley’s unlikely friendship and iconic hand shake with then President and fellow sea goat Richard Nixon. Caps convey daddy vibes, they search it and curate it and it offers them a curious relationship to authority and makes them infamous suckers for a person in uniform or a maniac in workplace.
The arch of a Capricorn’s photo voltaic mission is to create one thing of lasting worth and Presley, together with his enduring picture and unfathomable affect, did simply that. As Gabriella Paiella surmises, “There’s maybe no different particular person in human historical past who has been imitated and idolized as a lot as Elvis.” How does an actor pull off a practical portrayal of a person that has turn into extra of a cultural commodity than a beating, bleeding coronary heart?
Elvis was dwelling to an escapist Pisces moon, equal components harmful and dreamy. Getty Photos
By being Austin Butler people, and, naturally, a Leo. Born August 17, 1991, Austin Butler is a regal Leo solar with an indication of the seeker Sagittarius moon. A hard and fast hearth signal, Leo is dominated by the solar and people who fall beneath it draw the highlight to them with ease and maintain a preternatural sense of oration, energy and worthiness. The solar doth shine and a Leo doth glow, and Austin isn’t any exception. As a latest GQ profile notes, “If you’re inside Austin Butler’s neighborhood, there’s, statistically talking, a 98 p.c likelihood he’s smiling proper at you.”
That’s what it feels wish to be in photo voltaic vary of a Leo, they make you are feeling heat and higher wanting than you really are. These folks are completely happy to lend you a spare ray of affection, a reckless wink or the form of smile they hope you’ll write a sonnet about. Leo vitality is regal however it aspires to be deified. Xerxes from the film “300”? A Leo past reproach.
Austin Butler has a buoyant, can’t hold him down Sagittarius moon. Getty Photos
In a quaint American story of discovery, Butler was scouted on the county honest on the tender age of 13 and spent the continuing years beckoning hearts to throb, making dutiful rounds at Disney and Nickelodeon, ultimately getting “Hannah Montana” to swoon and Vanessa Hudgens to fall in love.
In true lion type Butler landed the function of Elvis Presley by sending director Baz Luhrmann an unsolicited video of himself singing “Unchained Melody,” in his bathrobe, footage we will solely hope turns into obtainable to we plebeians. Hungry for reward and for goal, Leos experience efficiency, Leo guidelines the guts and natives have a tendency to steer with it. As Butler admits, “I’ve by no means cherished any individual I’ve by no means met greater than Elvis.” Aw shucks.
Mutable moon indicators
Elvis Presley, pictured together with his dad and mom, had his Mars within the considerably impressionable signal of Libra.Bettmann Archive
Presley had his moon in Pisces, the lunar mark of people who have spent previous lives in subjugation or isolation, hooked on substances or wholly dedicated to worshiping a better energy, experiences that fail to organize them for the merciless, acute realities of this earthly aircraft. Presley, who was deeply non secular and an abuser of narcotics, proves the prophecy of his moon signal.
Butler has his moon in good instances, glad rags signal of Sagittarius. That is the moon of the seeker and the searcher, the type that has spent many a lifetime and had an excellent time, galavanting and studying, the unusual has been sought and the lesson that life goes on and will get higher is the guiding philosophy and imbues natives with an effervescence and can-do optimism. Even when this film fails and Kaia Gerber breaks up with him, Butler won’t solely be nice, he might find yourself higher than ever. That’s the spirit of a Sag moon.
Mars indicators: momma’s boys and methodology actors
Tom Hanks is a Most cancers taking part in a Most cancers in his portrayal of Col. Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s supervisor. Warner Bros
In astrology, Mars represents our will and drive. Presley had his Mars in Libra. Mars is a bit incapacitated in Libra, not in a position to categorical itself at its highest or best. Libra is the signal of scale and partnership and people with this placement want activation from an out of doors power or one other particular person. On this means we will view the demise of Presley’s twin brother Jesse throughout childbirth because the preliminary power that spurred him into the highlight. An sudden solely youngster, he grew to become the only supply of delight and sole recipient of his mom’s intense love.
The truth is the one motive Presley ever stepped foot in a studio within the first place was to report a tune for his momma. Later, the theme of an out of doors power propelling a Mars in Libra to motion or returned within the type of Presley’s corpulent and corrupt Svengali supervisor Col. Tom Parker, performed in excessive fats suited, curiously accented glory by Tom Hanks within the biopic.
Austin Butler and his Mars in Virgo fill the blue suede footwear and leather-based jumpsuit of Elvis Presley.Warner Bros
Against this, Austin has his Mars in strategic, rating preserving Virgo. Virgo is about purification and perfection and people with this placement will go to nice lengths to succeed and to excel. As director Baz Luhrmann recounts, “Denzel Washington simply mentioned, in essentially the most extremely emotional and direct means, ‘Look, I’ve simply been onstage with this younger actor. I’m telling you, his work ethic is not like something I’ve ever seen. I’ve by no means seen anybody who devotes each single second of their lives to perfecting a task.’” That is excessive reward coming from Washington, a Capricorn notoriously dedicated to his craft.
Astrology 101: Your information to the celebs
Mars in Virgo Austin Butler went all in and all out for the coveted function of Elvis Presley.Warner Bros
We see the artwork of rabid analysis and the strategic grind at work in Butler’s preparation for and portrayal of Presley. Going borderline methodology to play the king, Butler admits to placing his life on maintain for 2 years so as to prepared himself for his function within the movie. When manufacturing was postponed in 2020 because of the COVID 19 pandemic, Butler quarantined in Australia and dug deep, making use of the rabid analysis ways and mercurial curiosity of Virgo to check Presley’s complete discography, movie cannon, interviews and picture archive.
The proof of Butler’s dedication is discovered within the essential celebration of his efficiency in addition to within the fabled means his physique went into viral shock the day after filming ended. Was his mortal coil revolting or mourning, who might say? Bu something to get it proper, all in in any respect prices, appendicitis for the sake of authenticity is the modality of Mars in Virgo.
Uranus Sq. Pluto: excessive drama
Elvis Presely pictured together with his Gemini bride, Priscilla, had Uranus sq. Pluto in his natal chart. Bettmann Archive
Presley’s beginning chart accommodates some difficult, and telling elements together with Uranus sq. Pluto. When the planet of radical change is sq. dancing with the planet of demise and transformation it signifies that natives will lead lives filled with excessive drama and sudden upheaval. Having to continuously alter sails to take care of in opposition to the winds of change makes for an adaptable individual that longs for safety and a stable basis.
We see this expressed in Elvis who grew up impoverished, made and spent a fortune and maintained a profession that endured however didn’t all the time soar. With this sort of emotional unrest and fixed gear shifting who might blame our topped king for his indulgences? Among the many extra dramatic turns in Presely’s life, apart from the demise of his twin, was the lack of his mom at age 23. Curiously or fatedly, Butler misplaced his mom on the similar age.
Solar conjunct Jupiter: a really fortunate lion
Austin Butler was born together with his solar conjunct Jupiter, planet of luck and growth. Warner Bros
Butler has the rolicking success of being born together with his solar conjunct Jupiter, the planet of growth, abundance and blessings. When your photo voltaic, full roar Leo self is linked with the planet often called the nice benefic, you’ve obtained luck in your aspect and persona in spades. This child was born for stardom and may naturally command a stage and the adulation of the lots.
Regal and assured, these with this placement transfer via the world with an uncanny ease. Generally, however not all the time, their pores and skin is flecked with gold, wildflowers bow at their ft and different folks purchase their drinks. As a result of Jupiter is about growth and never limitation, there’s the potential for natives like Butler to go overboard or in direction of extra, cough, methodology appearing, cough. Moderation is the secret right here.
Happily for Butler, the tempering affect of Virgo in his chart (he additionally has Mercury and Venus within the mutable earth signal) ensures his ego and excesses will keep in test so the finer qualities of this conjunction can shine via him and for him.
They are saying it’s good to be the king however Butler’s stars recommend it might be even higher to play one within the films.
Astrologer Reda Wigle researches and irreverently reviews again on planetary configurations and their impact on every zodiac signal. Her horoscopes combine historical past, poetry, popular culture and private expertise. She can be an completed author who has profiled quite a lot of artists and performers, in addition to extensively chronicled her experiences whereas touring. Among the many many intriguing matters she has tackled are cemetery etiquette, her love for dive bars, Cuban Airbnbs, a “ladies information” to strip golf equipment and the “weirdest” meals obtainable overseas.