Travis Fimmel – farmboy turned Calvin Klein underwear model turned legit actor and star of Vikings – is a (cute) illustration of a particular astrological syndrome: Fear of Saturn.
He is Sun-Venus Cancerian but he has Saturn on his North Node. The North Node looks this in a chart – it is said to signify your path in life, your North Star, your “ideal” and definitely most profitable direction, destiny even. You look at the sign + house it is in AND keep an eye on where it is in the moment – now? Ten degrees of Libra. Openings occur there.
Anyway, Travis has North Node in Virgo with Saturn conjunct. Square Mars for a good time. I get freaked out emails re this placement as many books/sites/whatever are super-negative and fatalistic about the placement. But it’s brilliant. ANY planet or influence on the North Node acts as Mentor/Muse – whether you want it to or not.
Saturn on his Node gave him a stunning work ethic – he could have drifted off and become a Space Dust intensive “ex-model”, perhaps popping up in Kardashian land or living through “interesting” Daily Mail-esque dating times. But instead he disappears off-scene and puts himself through gruelling acting studies, working his arse off and re-emerging as a serious contender.
That is Saturn on the Node and with Mars for extra oomph and to ensure he’s intolerant to stagnation. When you have Mars squares, you do not actually relax by relaxing. You’re more like the guy in Hurt Locker, who is only serene when he is defusing bombs. Mars squares means you’re chilled when you’ve got a mission, you’ve broken camp and you’re on the move.
Maybe you don’t like Vikings – my Gemini daughter is all eye rolls and “oh great they’re pillaging another village” sarcasm but Travis does a genius job in it. And doing the M.T.A. thing is just as hard for a male as it is for a female.
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