Uma Thurman was born on 29 April 1970 at 13:51 in Boston Massachusetts (Rodden Rating: AA; Collector: McEvoy) with Jupiter in Scorpio and Saturn in Taurus almost in opposition.
Jupiter in Scorpio learners can be quite intense--and if there is no intensity, there is no interest. Uma's films include Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Kill Bill, volumes 1 and 2 (2003 and 2004 respectively). She was the muse for Quentin Tarantino (they have mutual Saturn-Moon conjunctions which makes for a great working relationship) and even learned martial arts and Japanese for her Kill Bill roles. In a long and productive career as an actor, she has managed to remain the queen of the castle in Hollywood. So what is her secret?
Jupiter in Scorpio is very good at getting to the crux of the matter. They understand psychology and motivations. And they like money and control--which often has connections to sex and death. They're not a whole lot of fun to educate--and Uma dropped out of high school to pursue a career in acting a few years after discovering her vocation just after her first Jupiter return. As I wrote in "Growing Pains":
"As these pupils mature, they don’t become less heavy going. They easily tune into what makes you uncomfortable: they snigger behind your back and trigger off every insecurity or unpleasant memory you have ever had. They curl their lips in a sneer that reminds you of that episode in the playground thirty years ago. Their apparent control over you is every reason for you to encourage them to be independent learners who take responsibility for their own learning. You can be nothing more than a guide through the dark corridors. Hold your light high and resist the urge to pull them back from the brink of danger. These pupils need to ride on the edge and you will probably never hear of how many risks they actually take. To them, dicing with death (either literally or metaphorically) is the fastest way to meet God. "
One possible way to deal with this kind of energy is to channel it into an acting career to play intense roles with death defying stunts. In 1988, she co starred in her first major film portraying the virginal (until John Malkovich got his hands on her) Cecile deVolanges and eventually turning nympho (well nearly) and can't get enough of the character played by Keanu Reeves as transiting Jupiter was passing over her natal planets (including Saturn) in Taurus and opposing its own natal position in Scorpio. Pluto was transiting her Jupiter when she starred in Pulp Fiction, playing the role of a gangster's wife who has a near death experience from a drugs binge. Her other notable role was in the Kill Bill movies where she killed more baddies--while looking incredibly sexy--than Jackie Chan on a good day.
Despite being incredibly beautiful, Uma has suffered from bouts of body dysmorphia. During her pre and teenage years, Chiron (the wounded healer) transited her stellium in Taurus and she had transiting Pluto conjunct Saturn on her Jupiter. Adolescence is never easy but if only Uma and her parents knew she was going through these transits, there could have been some reasoning and understanding around these issues with the help of a good astrologer. She also had a series of three Saturn oppositions in 1984-1985, each pulling in the planets of that stellium and opposing natal Jupiter.
Of that Saturn opposition (again from "Growing Pains"):
"Around the age of fourteen to fifteen, these pupils will suddenly realise they have been led around by the nose by your incentives. Merits become worthless unless they can be used to purchase the things they want — and these kids want top quality stuff. They may resort to dirty tricks to get them — and you will have no idea what is going on because they’ve learned the art of the under-the-table business deal. Remind them that it’s pretty difficult to be productive in detention — or jail. Show them how prospective employers value well spoken, honest employees. Video record them doing practice interviews and watch how quickly they improve. Gaining material wealth and getting drunk on the power it brings becomes a serious distraction, and this experience transforms them so much that two distinct types of Saturn in Taurus emerges: those who flaunt their wealth and those who become terriffed to let anyone know what they have. By the time this phase is over, these pupils will learn the importance of morals and that a lack of them can surely only lead to no-one wanting to do business with them."
Which one is Uma? As I haven't heard any stories of her flaunting her wealth, my guess would be that has chosen the latter type.
Of her relationships, she married fellow actor Gary Oldman as Mars transited her natal stellium, she went on to marry Ethan Hawke as Jupiter transited her N Node (they split as Urans transited her ascendant and Jupiter transited her natal Pluto) and got together with financier (remember her Saturn is in Taurus!!) Arpad Busson as Saturn crossed her ascendant and split as Saturn opposed that stellium in Taurus.
Uma, Uma, Uma! We have to talk about how to time relationships better!! Skype me on AstroAlex1984--quick!
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