Warren Beatty (30 March 1937 – ) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director. Strikingly handsome with a style that is self-consciously cool and opaque, he was the classic screen idol of his day. He has been nominated for 14 Oscars, including his performance in 1967 for Bonnie and Clyde. He won the Oscar as Best Director in 1981 for Reds. Although known more for his acting than his writing, Beatty was nominated four times for Best Screenplay, which he received three times. He is the only person to have been nominated for best producer, director, writer and actor in the same film, both for Heaven Can Wait and Reds.
Aside from his movie career, Beatty has achieved the dubious reputation of having been a notorious womanizer and lover to a large number of Hollywood and society women. A partial list includes Isabelle Adjani, Brigitte Bardot, Candice Bergen, Leslie Caron, Cher, Julie Christie, Connie Chung, Joan Collins, Britt Ekland, Goldie Hawn, Kate Jackson, Diane Keaton, Vivien Leigh, Elle MacPherson, Madonna, Joni Mitchell, Mary Tyler Moore, Jackie Onassis, Michelle Phillips, Vanessa Redgrave, Diana Ross, Jessica Savitch, Diane Sawyer, Carly Simon, Susan Strasberg, Barbra Streisand, and Liv Ullmann. One writer has quipped that the Hollywood phone book might provide a more complete list of his conquests.
Notwithstanding his exploits as a bachelor, Beatty eventually put all of that behind him when he got married at age 55 to actress Annette Bening, with whom he has since gone on to father four children. Although accused by at least one former lover of being the ultimate narcissist, to his credit Beatty steadfastly refuses to discuss his love-life with any one of his ladies to any of the media. In this, at least, he is faithful to a certain code of ethics: A gentleman never tells.
For decades, Beatty was considered Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, and yet, for astrological reasons, he was reluctant to marry. Dual-sign lagnas are generally ambivalent if not outright disinclined to make lasting commitments, since “immature” and fickle Mercury will rule either the 1st house (the Self) or the 7th house (the Other). That basic premise is further reinforced in Beatty’s case where lagnesh Mercury is debilitated in the 7th house and associated with two malefics. Significantly, the aloof and reluctant Saturn, symbolically deemed too cold and aged for a marital partner, influences both the lagna and the lagnesh.
Meanwhile however, in Beatty’s horoscope, we discover one of the classic passion combinations in his 3rd house, where the Moon and Mars combine in Scorpio. Although Mars is strong in its own sign, it’s the Moon’s debilitation that renders it as an exaggerated condition, and that’s the accelerant to ignite that particular fire. This single pairing of romantic and lusty planets is given even greater amplification by its association with Rahu, whose exaltation also qualifies it for exaggerated condition.
[Note: for the uninitiated, “exaggeration” is a term coined by Hart de Fouw to characterize a graha that by virtue of one or more avasthas (dignities) is likely to operate above or below the baseline of normal experience. For example, exaggeration by rashi occurs during exaltation and debilitation, but not when a graha is in its own sign, since the latter offers strength from within its own domicile, as opposed to an out-of-the-ordinary experience during exaltation or debilitation.
[By a similar logic, exaggeration can also occur via astronomical condition, most typically based upon brightness and/or visibility. For example, exaggeration arises with a full moon, or a graha in its retrograde period, when it is closer to the Earth and therefore more visible than usual. Conversely, exaggeration also arises with a new moon, when it is literally invisible, or a combust graha, when its visibility is obscured by the Sun’s aura. Exaggeration also occurs during graha yuddha (planetary war) when two grahas compete for visibility within a single degree of zodiacal longitude. Exaggeration also occurs under eclipse conditions, when either the view of the Sun or Moon is temporarily blocked during the period of the eclipse.]
Returning to Beatty’s horoscope, although only two of the three kama lords (Moon and Mars, not Jupiter) are in a kama-sthana, the theme is very much aroused, especially when we notice that six of the navagrahas occupy kama-sthanas. This kama theme can be seen (virtually) in even more substantive form as soon as we take note of his Parivartana yoga.
Note that some yogas have a distinctly sexual connotation. Specifically, see the Parivartana between 5th lord Saturn and 7th lord Jupiter. For instance, an exchange of these lords can be indicative of someone with “sex on the brain.” That alone is enough to provoke an active sex life. The presence of a debilitated lagnesh in the 7th house, along with two trik lords, 6th lord Saturn and 12th lord Sun, simply reinforces the likelihood of relationship instability.
In Beatty’s horoscope, if we allow the exchange of positions between Jupiter and Saturn in our mind’s eye, we can (virtually) see Jupiter take its own sign Pisces in the 7th house. At that moment, we can visualize the fruition of the kama-sthana triad, with its implications of desire and pleasure, if not outright hedonism.
In this horoscope, Venus is completely sidelined, so the strength of Beatty’s sexual vasanas (psychological biases) lies in the Moon/Mars/Rahu ménage-à-trois in the 3rd house, and the Jupiter/Saturn Parivartana between the 5th and 7th houses.
Alan Annand is a Vedic astrologer, palmist and author. He’s a graduate of the British Faculty of Astrological Studies and was for many years their sole tutor for students in USA and Canada. After being introduced to jyotish, he was certified by the American College of Vedic Astrology, and went on to enjoy advanced instruction from Hart de Fouw. Aside from consulting and tutoring, he has long been a professional writer, straddling the corporate and creative worlds. His New Age Noir crime novels feature an astrologer protagonist whom one reviewer has dubbed “Sherlock Holmes with a horoscope.” His books on Vedic astrology – Kala Sarpa, Parivartana Yoga, and Stellar Astrology, Vols 1-3 – have been praised for the quality of their research and writing. His latest book – Kama Yoga: Love, Marriage & Sexuality in Jyotish – is a complete guide to personal relationships as seen through the lens of Vedic astrology, and can be found on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Alan-Annand/e/B0052MM0PO