Α glamorous marriage is taking place as I am writing this article (under the spell of the Libra Sun, which is urging people to form "unions" of all kinds) in what is probably the most romantic city of the world, Venice! Actually, the George Clooney - Amal Alamuddin marriage is one of the most spotlighted and discussed in recent years and under this point of view it ranks second only to the the Prince William - Kate Middleton royal marriage in 2010!
A hollywood superstar that used to be a die hard bachelor has fallen in love to a rather "mortal" woman and is displaying towards her the ultimate proof of his love, by officially marrying her in magical Venice! What more? There are some fairy-tale ingredients here (too much Neptune obviously!). Certainly it's not a coincidence that this relationship and the ensuing marriage has fascinated the public world wide.
It comes thus as a surprise the fact that this much celebrated couple seems to be - astrologically speaking - rather incompatible! I don't have in my hands Amal's complete data - nobody seems to know her birth time - so I am a little bit cautious here. Still, I cannot overlook the fact that in their "Synastry" (in the comparison of Clooney's chart to Alamuddin's) some key elements are highly conflicting and disharmonious!
George Clooney is a rather introverted, conservative, down to earth, resilient Taurus. His Ascendant is in the ethereal sign of Pisces. That Ascendant - combined with his strong Taurean energies and with his Venus in the First House - are the main astrology elements entailing his much praised handsomeness and allure. But what strikes me the most in his chart is his very stern and austere Moon, residing in the sign of Capricorn and forming a rather tight conjunction to Saturn!
Since the ancient times the sign of Capricorn and the planet Saturn are considered two elements that are somehow lacking warmth and spontaneity and here we have Clooney bearing both of them in his chart! That's a rather pivotal configuration - but not necesarily a "bad" one. On the one hand, it is making him very disciplined, ambitious and cold blooded and thus it is an excellent configuration professionally (he might very well have been a distinct doctor - no doubt that the doctor's role suited him perfectly in the "ER" TV series). But on the other hand, this is a rather "hindering" configuration on a personal level. Our Moon is related to our "inner world", to our feelings and soul's energies. So, in George Clooney's case we unexpectedly disclose a largely harsh and frigid inner world of his!
What an irony! The love idol - to millions of women worldwide - did not receive probably much love in his early years and apparently is harboring in his soul major emotional gaps, insecurities and even grudges - rooted in his childhood and propably stemming out of his relation to his mother. For this reason he is ever seeking to "square" things up and control any eventual intimate interaction of his with women, obsessively establishing terms, clauses and boundaries between him and them! He generally seems to be having awkward moments when co-existing with a woman! The very thing of expressing his inner feelings, warmth and spontaneity might turn to be a particularly hard task to him! Don't get me wrong though! Clooney might function very efficiently sexually - as a Taurus - but for the rest he might have remained in the memory of many women as a rather cold, calculated and distant partner. In any case, he seems to be a very practical and "earthy" man, a man who understands the "necessity" of life and who thus is not particularly reluctant in engaging in eventual relationships or marriages of convenience!
Let's take a look of their Synastry. Their solar signs are quite incompatible (he is a Taurus and she is an Aquarius. Their "core" energies are somehow clashing). In addition, their respective Suns are forming a tough square aspect between them - while Amal's Venus is squaring Clooney's Sun as well! These are quintessentially disharmonious configurations! Of course, there is a mitigating factor here: Clooney's Moon is in his Eleventh House - the House archetypically corresponding to the sign of Aquarius. So, we are getting some assistance out of this "latent synastric element" of theirs (see my relative "Sasstrology" article: Latent synastric elements - the secret fuel of love ), as George Clooney's Moon is harboring certain elements pertinent to the Aquarian Sun of Amal! But even this assistive latent element cannot compensate their otherwise blatant incompatibily!
Amal's Moon is forming as well a hard aspect to Clooney's Sun (a Quincunx), denoting a sort of alienation and a deep inner conflict between the two. Fortunately, there is another "latent synastric element"saving the scene here (Amal's Sagittarian Moon is falling in Clooney's Ninth House. This means that the two know very well the value of opening up, of trusting each other and having fun together - Amal seems to have taught him big time this - of "playing", joking and loughing. As a couple they are orientated towards self-improvement and culture in general. They are good companions and forgiving to each other).
Both Amal's Sun and Venus fall in the secretive and somehow "sacred" Twelfth House of George Clooney. The Twelfth House is a rather strange and unusual area of a chart, full of mystical, transcendental and sometimes disabling energies. We often tend to idealize an individual putting planets in our Twelfth House. On the other hand, no other individual might dissilusion us and disappoint us more than the one putting his "Lights" (Sun or Moon) or any major planetary configurations in our Twelfth House!
With Amal's Pluto in Clooney's Seventh House and simultaneously in opposition to his Venus the Lebanese descent lawyer is often acting as a sort of therapist for him, pinpointing his complexes and traumas and deliberately mining his rigid rules. We might say that she has a very soothing effect to his soul - as her natal Jupiter is falling in Clooney's Fourth House (a House harboring our most personal soul energies, our feelings, deep rooted habits etc.).
All in all, this is a difficult Synastry. There are some chances that it might get a little better: if Amal's Ascendant is either in Scorpio or in Capricorn. With Amal having a Scorpio Ascendant, Clooney's Sun would fall in Amal's ultra harmonious Seventh House - while his Moon would probably fall in her Fourth House (that would provide his starving Moon a lot of feelings and tenderness). If Amal had a Capricorn Ascendant then her Sun and Venus would probably fall in her Second House - somehow turning her into a Taurus! Adding to that the fact of her Ascendant being in the same sign as Clooney's Moon - and Clooney's Sun falling in her Fourth House - then things would be much better between the two. Still though not an excellent Synastry, just a viable one..
Copyright: Thomas D. Gazis