Charlie Sheen checked himself into rehab last week, bringing a suitcase of personal effects, a pair of monkeys on his back and apparently a lot of unresolved issues. Despite being the most highly-paid actor in television today, the star of Two and Half Men still can’t find what he’s looking for.
Sheen was born September 3, 1965, at 10:48 PM in New York. The two horoscopes below (one North Indian, the other western) are both shown with positions in the sidereal zodiac.
Sheen has Taurus rising with the nodal axis running through his first and seventh houses. Whereas Palin & McCain had to fake it for their run at Presidential Office, going rogue comes completely natural to Sheen, since the nodes suggest aberrant and rebellious behaviour. Becoming one of Hollywood’s bad boys was no stretch for this actor.
Sheen’s ascendant lord Venus is debilitated in the fifth house Virgo. Among other things, the fifth indicates the individual’s state of mind, and Venus is a karaka (significator) for sex. Whereas Venus in the fifth can be romantic, a debilitated Venus can be downright randy. Interestingly, from a mythic point of view, Shukra (Venus) was the guru of the demonic Asuras who revelled in intoxication and fornication.
In 1993 Sheen was named in the Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss scandal, after which he confessed to being a regular patron of her escort services. In 1997 he admitted once having five women in bed at the same time, and according to Maxim magazine, is reputed to have had 5,000 lovers!
Sheen’s seventh lord Mars is in the sixth house, a dussthana or problematic house, while his Venus and Mars are in an inimical two/twelve relationship. Marital life has never been, and likely never will be, simple for him.
In 1990 he accidentally shot his fiancée Kelly Preston in the arm; they broke up soon after. He married Donna Peele in 1995 and separated 14 months later. In 2002 he married Denise Richards but divorced in 2006. He married Brooke Mueller in 2008 but on Christmas Day 2009 was arrested on a charge of domestic violence.
Both diet and substance abuse are seen through the second house. Its lord Mercury is afflicted by two powerful malefics Sun and Saturn, whose natural enmity and opposition imply a self-destructive person giving the finger to a society that applauds his work ethic while still expecting him to grow up one of these days.
Addictions are seen from the self-undoing of the twelfth house. Its lord Mars is in the sixth, a dussthana, from which it aspects its own house, fueling a love of “pleasures of the bed” and “loss of consciousness”. Eighth lord Jupiter also aspects its own house, further fanning the flames of sexual desire and indulging the senses via the Moon in the eighth.
Sheen is currently running the dasha (planetary period) of Mars, whose placement in the sixth is problematic, while its ownership of the seventh (relationships) and twelfth (addictions) makes these matters something of an ongoing battle.
The bhukti (sub-period) is Saturn, so it is indeed time to apply the brakes on this runaway locomotive. Saturn is strong in his chart, ruling both the ninth house of personal ethics, and tenth house of profession, so perhaps with the counsel of a mentor behind the scenes there’s hope for him to curb his appetites. At the pinnacle of the TV mountain, now is not the time to blow it.
Problem is, he’s type-cast himself in the role of a weak character. Ascendant lord Venus is debilitated and first house occupant Rahu is debilitated. Furthermore, transiting Saturn is in sidereal Virgo for the rest of this year and next, weighing down on his libidinous and self-indulgent Venus. So let’s pray for him in overcoming his demons, but don’t be surprised to see him shuffling back and forth between rehab and a tenuous marriage for a few more years.