“…Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge – and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope….”
Once upon a time there were Tightrope Walkers but it takes a Leo to turn it into High Wire Artistry, thus inventing a whole new category of, um, stunt artiste.
Completely cool guy – he’s so totally doing his chart: * Sun in Leo conjunct Pluto if you please.
So like all Plutonian people, he probably thinks he is perfectly normal but yes, he does have a tendency to go over the top. His walk between the now annihilated twin towers of the World Trade Center became known as the “artistic crime of the century.”
* Moon in Aries – no exact degree as no time of birth but would not be at all surprised if it trined his Leo Sun. Moon in Aries is the classic daredevil trait. And voila Mars in Cancer/Kataka so technically not so strong but conjunct Uranus. A technically ‘weak’ Mars with an outer planet such as Uranus or Pluto becomes sort of super-heated. Like the Hulk, you know?
You can see his Uranian persona clearly in this, from the Wiki:
“…At an early age he discovered magic and juggling. At 16, he took his first steps on the wire. Petit learned everything by himself as he was being expelled from five different schools. “Within one year,” he told a reporter, “I taught myself to do all the things you could do on a wire. I learned the backward somersault, the front somersault, the unicycle, the bicycle, the chair on the wire, jumping through hoops. But I thought, ‘What is the big deal here? It looks almost ugly.’ So I started to discard those tricks and to reinvent my art.”He also became adept at equestrianism, fencing, carpentry, rock-climbing and the art of bullfighting. Spurning circuses and their formulaic performances, on the sidewalks of Paris he created his street persona…”