No one knows if Mr A is really aware of the impressive amount of people blogging almost on a daily basis about him, nor if he ever reads some of the funny, encouraging, serious, oh and not to forget the NSFW-stuff 😉

Not many people are able to openly communicate feelings they have towards, or because of another person in front of – literally – the whole world. To express their support and care for that person’s actions, create artwork inspired through a ‘mere’ virtual connection – which is nevertheless obviously felt very strongly.

It’s already been over half a year now, that I’m seriously musing about WHAT forces are working ‘behind the scenes’ here. Some bloggers might not even feel comfortable if they knew for sure, that Mr A was indeed an avid reader of their blog. So, why are we doing this?

I’ve tried to explain my own involvement in “The Witches of Erebor“. On the quest for a common thread that connects so many to his work & wellbeing, I’ve now asked bloggers if they would like to participate in this 4th part of my astrological “Richard’s chemistry with …” series. As I only know these 5 participants “online” and never exchanged a single actually spoken word with any of them, this whole thing really is a bit of an experiment for all parties. Please feel free to comment as honestly as possible – I’m trying to learn from this too (and I really hope that there will be not too many misspellings or bad grammar due to the german brain working behind all this) 😉

OK off we go! Appearance in alphabetical order:

Richard Armitage & Fedoralady from “the armitage effect”
Fedoralady is a “double”-Libra with her Sun and Ascendant in this airy sign. Her Moon is in the still waters of Scorpio, which run deep.
The most striking aspect here is Richard’s Pluto conjunct her Sun – and as her Sun is in her 12th house this strong, mesmerizing attraction has also a somewhat “otherworldly” quality, as if he has a window into her soul. In fact as her Pluto is “moonstruck” because it is conjunct Richard’s Moon, she is experiencing a sort of double-obession. Pluto aspects to the most important personal planets create quite a lasting impact! So it’s no surprise that the subtitle of her blog is “Exploring the impact of a certain Brit actor”. But impact to and fro – why blog about it? Due to Feodoralady’s Mercury & Venus conjunction in the 1st house communication is an important part of her life. This is emphasized by an harmonious aspect from this to her Jupiter in the 3rd house of media & communication. And this is where Richard comes into the picture: his Vertex is spot on her Jupiter. The Vertex is sometimes called our “Ascendant of the Soul” and when it connects to planets in anothers chart they are really stimulated and this might not go away anytime soon 😉

Richard Armitage & Guylty from “GuyltyPleasure”
Guylty is a Scorpio, with a fiery emotional Leo Moon and an Ascendant in airy Gemini. Both their Suns are connected by a Quintile – which is a very creative and energizing aspect. Her Mars (one of the indicators what type of guy one would go for) forms an harmonious aspect to Richards Pluto – well, lets just say this is some sort of really hot “ooof” aspect 😉 Both their Moons make (in a slightly wider orb, but obviously recognizable) conjunctions to an important point in the others chart: Richard’s to her South Node (which is a strong romantic aspect, that even hints to a karmic past-life-connection) and Guylty’s Moon to his Ascendant. In this case, the Moon person feels so attracted to and safe with the Ascendant person, that expressing her feelings comes really easy. I was curious what aspect might be the cause for her enourmous creative output in the form of all those wonderful little RAPS (Richard Armitage Pocket Shrines). The first glance at her chart told me, that she truly had a “packed” 5th house. This is the place for romance & creativity and on the cusp of this house I found Richard’s Mercury and Moon – so how he expresses his emotional side triggers her imagination and subsequently these exquisite little artisanal masterpieces 😉

Richard Armitage & Jazzbaby1 from “FunkyBlueDandelion”
Jazzbaby1 is an airy Libra , with an earthy Capricorn Moon and an Ascendant in deep Scorpio-nic waters. The intriguing aspect about her for me was, that although she started blogging due to encouragement from other RA-bloggers, her blog was mainly about music at first. As she has a natal Sun conjunct Uranus – personal freedom is highly important for her. One doesn’t like to “float with the current” and follow rules, but his very personal individual path, so she is in her own words blogging “about anything BUT Richard Armitage. Yeah, right.” 😉 As she has her South Node connected to that conjunction in her 12th house (the area of our subconscious) she still needs to develop her past-life-theme in this life to finally realize it in her North Node area – the 6th house: work and every day life. Now her North Node connects with Richard’s Chiron and witnessing HIS struggles in realizing goals, is helping her on her own way in return. She has a similar aspect as Fedoralady: Mercury & Venus in her first house, while her Moon is in her 3rd – so communication is also a strong theme here. A woman’s Mars aspecting a partner’s Moon is a male/female principle reverse thing, that feels rather intriguing. So as Richards Moon and Mercury conjunct her Mars (in her 11th house of hopes & wishes and social groups), his voice and emotional expression are likely to kick her “into gear” to act in this field. 🙂

Richard Armitage & JHolland from “preoccupiedwitharmitage”
JHolland has one of the strongest natal “stelliums” in her chart, that I’ve ever seen: her Sun, Moon, Mars and Neptune are all conjunct in Sagittarius and all of this additionally close the her Ascendant. Like WOW. This is willpower, feelings, dreams and actions as one in a strong fiery sign. This is a person that does not do things by half but wholeheartedly and full throttle. In the “About” section on her blog she states that “when I discover something I… shall we say… enjoy, I immerse myself completely.” She also states that she “has never been in a fandom before”. So why did that change in 2014 from the moment she heard John Thornton shout “Stevens!” ? Richard’s Vertex, his ascendant of the soul, exactly hits this stellium of hers. While her Venus conjuncts his Mars & North Node and her Saturn his South Node – this is karma in action! The “impact” of all of this is like a lightning from outer space and really an earthshattering experience. Her Venus & Saturn oppose each other on the axis between the 3rd (communication) and the 9th (spiritual growth) house. The subtitle of her blog is “in which I indulge myself in my Richard problem” – so by exploring this strange fascination and voicing her feelings on her blog, she really tries to make sense of them and by this enrich her life. 🙂

Richard Armitage & KellyDS from “Nowhere in Particular RA”
KellyDS has an airy Aquarius Sun, a Scorpio Moon and an Ascendant in earthy Virgo. The Ascendant (or cusp of the 1st house) is the point where we begin our journey in this life and as Richard’s Moon and Mercury exactly hit this spot in her chart it’s no wonder that she states on her blog, that – encountering for the first time in “The Hobbit” – she felt like Bilbo, racing through the village and exclaiming “I’m going on an adventure!” when she started blogging. Since her Sun ist spot on Richard’s Mars and North Node in Aquarius it is also no surprise that she “was drawn to the physicality in his acting”. His Saturn on her South Node gives a karmic note to all of this (I’ve experienced this myself 30 years ago, with a person I’m still thinking about from time to time – one look into his eyes and I was a goner back then…). To top all of this: her Vertex is conjunct the cusp of his 7th house of relationships. This aspect simply forces you to start a relationship and to form a somewhat soul-connection to that person. As Aquarius in the 7th house is all about “unusual” partnerships, blogging about somebody one has never met in person and dedicating quite some feelings, time and energy to the process, certainly fits right in 😉

When people feel strongly about another person and they consult an astrologer because of it, their first question usually is “does he/she feels the same about me?”.

A lot of “well wishers” who met Richard “in the flesh” stated that they really felt him tune in to them for a brief moment. Of course he did. All the above mentioned astrological connections are no one-way road. With the personal planets, the Nodes of the Moon and angles like the Ascendant or the Vertex involved, there is a “hey, you intrigue me” spark in each meeting. Those fans wouldn’t be standing there and wanting to meet him in the first place, if they hadn’t one of those aspects.

For Richard it is of course rather impossible to explore any of these feelings further in such situations, but as his Moon (emotional core), North Node (life’s goal) and Mars (action) are connected to Chiron, his “wounded healer” on his MC in a triangular aspect pattern that is called a Yod (aka “The Finger of God”) – interactions with people who are aspecting one of these planets/points are of an emotional healing nature for both parties. (More on his Chiron/MC aspect in “The Witches of Erebor“.) As I see it, it is really vital for him to “feed” on all that love, energy and support not only virtual but by really connecting with people. From what one can read from bloggers or fans who met him especially at the Crucible’s stage door, there might have been some moments of real enlightenment.

As explained in “The Witches of Erebor” transiting Uranus (the “Awakener” that brings sudden changes, shock and all things unexpected) was connecting to his Chiron/MC for the whole run of “The Crucible”. So everyone who has a strong aspect to his Chiron (among all the fan-data I’ve collected so far, there are a lot!) would’ve experienced a sort of awakening during that time and by meeting him there (depending on the nature of the planet involved in their own chart).

As Uranus is also the natural ruler of Aquarius, there was also a special emphasize during this time for Richard on “how must I act to reach my life’s goal” – as it is all about connecting with people and to form relationships, that will somehow support a “greater cause” or have a strong humanitarian aspect (North Node conjunct Mars in Aquarius in his 7th house). This is not coincidentally the same theme as Arthur Miller’s play “The Crucible” itself has, and I’m going to expand on that in the upcoming essay “The Karmic Cycle of the Crucible” (the link points to a sort of prologue).

I do think, that during times when he’s not able to meet fans for real, he really reads tweets and in some of the blogs to get that (much needed) emotional feedback. His Moon in his 2nd house is the apex planet in his Yod. The 2nd house is about values, talent, resources, possessions and all sorts of pleasure. So the Moon placed here really craves emotional support until he learns to develop own feelings of self-worth (which would be a lifelong mission with the Moon involved in a Yod like this). He literally values the support directed at him as a treasured ‘possession’ and he constantly fears of getting in debt (monetarian as well as emotional). On a lighter note: another aspect of the Moon here is incidentally that one can be a real “foodie” 😉

So while Chiron and his North Node & Mars at the Yod’s base are connected in a harmonious sextile aspect, they are linked to his Moon by two Quincunx’. I’ve described that energy before: this is not a stable connection, it is shifting and constantly re-connecting, so with a Yod like this, one will have, especially during one’s youth, some hard times to discover how one’s emotional needs might align with the profession/public status one wants to achieve (vulnerable Chiron on the MC) one the one hand and relationships of any kind (North Node/Mars in “human condition” Aquarius in the 7th house) on the other.

So all I’m saying is: keep on blogging! It is for a greater cause 🙂

Edit on august 22: Part 2 is up here!

44 comments

  1. there’s something about the thought that the connection I feel towards Richard (and how I express it through blogging) being cosmic or karmic, that I find comforting ❤ I've had celebrity "crushes" before, felt varying levels of connection with the objects of my affection, but there's something about this one with Richard that I have a hard time understanding in realistic terms and can't really explain away. it just *is*.

    your findings about not only me, but other bloggers I am familiar with, are really interesting b/c I can see for myself the individual connections you describe in their actions and words. this was a very cool blogging project and I enjoyed reading the results 🙂

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    1. I’m feeling totally energized after working on all of this until very late yesterday night and finishing it this morning. Doing this project definitely resulted for me in getting a bigger picture and from your reaction I can see, that you got it too.
      As I share similar aspects with Richard, but astrologers tend to fail miserably in judging their own synastries 😉 I searched professional advice from a very experienced collegue a while ago. Her exact words about my and his synastry were “Really really use this, it’s a privilege to experience something like this! Your entire being is pouring into this relationship and into growth & progress. With your North Node in Pisces in your 7th house and your Neptune (the ruler of Pisces) on the cusp of your 4th house you are searching for “otherworldly” relationships that will nurture your soul – with saints & sinners and people you can heal.”
      So – as I know now that I’m sharing very interesting aspects to all five of you too – this was really worth it and a profound experience for me 🙂

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      1. I can relate to the theme of “growth & progress” b/c that has definitely been my experience in regards to my own Armitage Admiration. I’ve grown through the blogging b/c it’s been an all around new experience for me. but just following Richard’s career, and becoming familiar with his personality and outlook as a person, has affected me tremendously. an otherworldly relationship that nurtures the soul 🙂

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  2. I had to laugh at your assessment of my personality. Full throttle, me? Oh… like up and buying tickets to travel overseas to London on a mere 2-month’s “acquaintance” with RA? I guess if the shoe fits… wear it! I confess myself completely hampered by my complete lack of familiarity with all of this astrology terminology. I have no idea what these mysterious words (ascendent, stellium, axis, North and South *snickers* nodes…) mean. Enjoyed this post immensely! =)

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    1. Just the other day someone pointed out the “North and South” connection to me … I really hadn’t realized this before, as these terms are just so familiar for me LOL
      Very interesting for me was that you are a veterinarian – as the sign Sagittarius in which this “stellium” of 4 planets of yours is, has a strong connection to animals 🙂

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      1. Interesting, the animal connection part. I’ve grown out of it a bit, but when I was younger, I generally found people’s pets to be more charming and interesting than the people themselves. =)

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  3. I loved reading about all the bloggers and our various cosmic connections to RA. Yes, communication is VERY important in my life–through teaching, writing (10 years as a newspaper reporter/photographer and I still do part-time work for them) and through my work with my husband’s video production company. Like others, I feel as if being a part of the RA fandom has really brought so much into my life–friendships, creative opportunities with fanvids, fanart, fan fiction and of course, blogging–and if I ever met RA I’d just like to say, “Thank you for being YOU.” I do like the idea of this otherworldly connection between us—because at times he does seem to be a bit magical and not altogether of this world. ❤ Thanks so much for asking me to participate in this!

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    1. And I think a part of me wanted to say to all of you: you are not alone! You are not crazy! Use the energy and passion you are experiencing while it lasts and whenever it ends look back happy and think ‘what a wonderful thing that was’ “.

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        1. Ok – I’ll set your time on noon then and can not comment on your houses (as I would need the right time for that) and any comments on your Moon are a bit vague, as it moves about 12 degrees per day. But yes, you are in 🙂

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        2. Important question to narrow down that timeframe of your birth: if you were born after 04:16 pm on that day, your Moon would be in Aries. Before, it would be in Pisces. Would you describe your emotional core, your “inner child” (and what you need to feel comfortable) more as “energetic and outgoing” or more “softhearted and dreamy” ?

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  4. It’s interesting how so many of us have a pluto/moon/Scorpio aspects in our charts. And his Uranus transiting his MC/Chiron was also transiting my sun right about the time I first really “saw” him. It really was a jolt to the system.

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  5. Finally having the time to read this and comment. Fascinating read – even though I am half lost on what everything really means. I keep coming back to the same question all the time – are the connections that you have identified just coincidental, or are they the reason for our “attachment” to RA? The interesting litmus test for me would be to compare our group with a group of bloggers who are not exclusively focussing on RA – what is different in their astrological settings that makes them *not* succumb to RA’s charm?
    I was particularly fascinated by your interpretation of his stars in relation to his reaction to fans, and that he values, appreciates and needs their attention/approval.
    Personally, I like the idea that my particular expression of fandom is completely pre-determined by the stars. That would make it unique, in the sense that I could only do this for or because of him, due to the particular constellation of our stars. I do not feel this kind of creative energy for or because of any other actor or RL person. But I am curious to know if there could be…
    Anyway, I did enjoy reading this, and finding out that everyone’s unique attachment to Richard is influenced by the stars. Not sure whether I really want to *deliberately* support HIS life goal. Ultimately, I am doing this for myself, not for him. If there is any benefit for him, well, good for him 😉

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    1. I’m planning to do what we already talked about – checking his chemistry with actors or directors he is about to work with.
      And of course you are doing these RAPS shrines and other things for yourself! Every. single. one. of us bloggers, “witches” and fans (alltogether I have data from over 20 persons now) has a planet that makes a so-called “hard” Aspekt to RAs Chiron. I quoted Dawn Bodrogi on this – it feels like a promise for “deliverance”, for “healing” a specific spot in our own chart, with whose expression we’re experiencing difficulties. With me, it is my Mars. Mars in Aries is in it’s “natural habitat” there. Combined with the position in my 8th house this really is a “warrior” aspect. But – my Mars makes no aspects to the other planets in my chart. I DO have a temper. I CAN work like crazy – I still can easily pull off 14-hour-days in a row without barely eating or drinking, when I’m hooked on something. But I need to work on the ability to use this energy within me “on call”. So, this is a sore spot for me and Richard’s Chiron really kicked my ass in gear, so to speak 😉
      With you it’s your natal Venus-Jupiter-conjunction (your love for beautiful things) in your house of creativity, that is opposite his Chiron – so he inspired you to create beautiful things that are making you just feel good 🙂 … and as I said – this sort of “healing” always works both ways – so all parties will profit from that.
      If anyone wants to read Dawn’s full article on Chiron in relationships: here it is very interesting!

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      1. Thanks for that explanation! I have to say, I am slowly getting more into the whole thing – it is intriguing, and in some respects it reminds me of RA’s own approach as far as astrology could be used as a tool for positively reinforcing existing (but possibly dormant) characteristics/abilities. It leaves the possibility open to make own decisions, so it doesn’t entirely take away the responsibility from the human. And I prefer that to any kind of “pre-determined fate” approach.
        Also, re. bloggers’ chemistry with RA – it is fairly nice to think that the benefit is not only one-sided, i.e. on the bloggers’ side, but that there is an interrelationship of sorts. I am happy to contribute to a boost of his karma in return for the enjoyment he has given me, unknowingly. Seems like a fair trade-off.

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        1. Wow. Hey! This comment left me almost speechless! This is my fourth attempt to write a reply 😉
          You’ve made a GIANT step from our first talk about “stargazing”… I’m so happy that I was able to explain, what it is that makes astrology so endlessly fascinating for me.

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        2. Hehe, some people take a bit longer to overcome reservations.
          I’ll be honest and say that I find it all intriguing to the point of wanting to give in – because, oh, wouldn’t it be lovely and oh-so-much easier to just let the stars make all the decisions?? Rely on an astrologer to tell me what to do. An easy way out when it comes to taking responsibility of one’s own life. But I’d be equally afraid of giving up autonomy and of getting dependent on “the stars” predetermining my path. Positive reinforcement of one’s own opinions/interpretations/decisions would be as far as I would go with this.
          Oh, and one little reservation remains: I am slightly put off by the jargon. This is no criticism of you, but of any sector/area/science which shrouds itself in secrecy by using terminology that excludes outsiders. (And I really know what I am talking about because I am working in an area of journalism/marketing that is hugely guilty of that…)

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        3. This is good feedback! I’m getting carried away sometimes, since I’m talking in “these terms” with my mum for 30 years now. I think I’ll provide a little astro-glossary next and I’ll try to explain things better in future posts 🙂

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        4. I think that would be helpful. I admit that i read terms like “conjunct” and think, “okay, that translates as ‘has a geometrical relationship with'” and then I just keep reading because I assume I wouldn’t understand what was meant anyway.

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        5. That sounds good, but let me re-iterate that that was not a personal criticism directed at you. It probably is hard to explain it all in laymen’s terms – or if you did, you’d probably write more sentences explaining the various terms, than getting into the individual interpretations.

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        6. No offense taken. I thought I’d found a good compromise … it’s really a bit of a problem. Someone with a bit of knowledge of astrology would, by reading “Sun and Moon form a harmonious aspect” think, yeah, but which one? One of the stronger or ‘lesser’ important one’s?

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    1. It has to do a bit with the elements fire, earth, air and water. A basic compatibility will be between the signs of each element and between the fire & air on one hand and the earth & water signs on the other hand.
      Fire signs are: Aries, Leo & Sagittarius
      Earth signs are: Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn
      Air signs are: Gemini, Libra & Aquarius
      Water signs are: Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces
      Now when one has his Sun in a fire sign, which would not get along so well with someone with a Sun in a water sign, he can compensate this through his Moon in Virgo, an earth sign.

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      1. I can see it’s clearly more complicated than most people think & pretty interesting at that…. while I wasn’t raised to “buy into it”, I admit I don’t dismiss anything so lightly anymore…..old enough to realize how much I don’t know, I suppose 🙂 And I enjoyed this discussion reflecting on some of my favorite people!

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  6. This is still just “skimming the surface” 😉
    Each of the three signs of an element, has a different “quality”: cardinal, fixed or mutable

    The Cardinal signs are Aries (fire), Cancer (water), Libra (air) and Capricorn (earth)
    Each of them marks the beginning of one of the seasons: spring, summer, autumn & winter. They are said to be “creators”, the one’s to start new things.

    The Fixed signs are Leo (fire), Scorpio (water), Aquarius (air) and Taurus (earth)
    Those are the “stubborn” one’s – once they set out to achieve something they are not likely to let it go.

    The Mutable signs are Sagittarius (fire), Pisces (water), Gemini (air) and Virgo (earth)
    They are able to see life from many perspectives, making them great communicators. They represent the break-down before the next season begins, so there’s a touch of chaos to their natures.

    And then of course each zodiac sign has three decans:
    when we take the sign of Leo as an example, the first decan is dedicated to Leo (and its ruler the Sun) itself, so people who have their Sun within the first 10 degrees of Leo, are considered a “true” Leo, the next 10 degrees are influenced by the following fire sign: Sagittarius (and it’s ruler Jupiter) and the last 10 degrees of Leo are influenced by the third fire sign: Aries (and it’s ruler Mars).
    So Richard, born in the last degrees of Leo is influenced by Aries. So maybe that was what got me on the wrong track at first, when I assumed he might have an Aries Ascendant! 😉

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