My husband took me to see The Hobbit over the Christmas holidays, something I enjoyed very much being a big Tolkien fan. In this movie, Bilbo Baggins sets off on an adventure with a group of dwarves to help them regain their lost city full of treasures stolen many years ago by the dragon, Smaug. It was when the leader of the dwarves, Thorin, made his entrance I set up and took notice because he had a seriously regal presence.
Thorin is played by British actor, Richard Armitage, a fine looking man and excellent actor. Of course, I had to look up his birth data [22 August 1971, Huncote, UK] and found out Richard has a Leo Sun, perfect for playing royalty. Even better his Venus is in Leo and closely conjoined his Sun. Venus-Sun conjunctions almost always have a way of drawing the eye but in Leo the attraction is magnetic.
His ability to get into character is enhanced by an out-of-sign Neptune-Sun square and he reportedly said he tends to get so caught up in his roles, it can be difficult to go back to just being himself. Jupiter in Scorpio also squares his Leo Sun-Venus, making it easy to project a larger than life image, both on screen and off if he so chooses. Those with Neptune aspecting the Sun can also fade into the background surprisingly well.
Adding to his personal magnetism is an exact semi-sextile from Pluto in Virgo to his Sun-Venus. This aspect also comes in handy when playing darker roles. With both his Moon and Mercury in detail oriented Virgo, I would imagine he tends to obsess over every single little detail when perfecting his character. Mercury is squared by Saturn in Gemini which can result in self censuring because of a need to say exactly the right thing.
His Mars is in Aquarius and trine Uranus in Libra, blessing him with excellent reflexes and making him a quick study when learning physical skills. He did look quite comfortable playing the action scenes, swinging a large sword!
It was a pleasure to watch Richard as Thorin Oakenshield and I’m looking forward to seeing the second and third movies in this series. Perhaps this role will bring him much deserved recognition as playing Aragon in The Fellowship of the Ring brought another favorite actor of mine, Viggo Mortensen, a fellow Libra.© Copyright 2013 Diane L, All rights Reserved. Written For: Libra Seeking Balance