A fun holiday article! I wanted to focus on the potential astrology of an iconic Christmas character, and one that I chose was the Grinch. The mean one himself!
In these character analysis articles I do, I like to take a guess at what the natal chart for the character would look like based on what we know about them. It's a fun little experiment, and you can see how astrology plays out in our personalities.
So how do I think the Grinch plays out astrologically? Let'd dive in!
The Grinch: A Virgo Rising & 12th House Venus
I'm drawn to a Virgo Rising for the Grinch, since he's stingy and hates all of the stuff that the Whos have. Virgo is a sign that doesn't like excess and fluff, and he proudly displays that. I also like that it puts Leo on his 12th house cusp, which would keep his generous side hidden. The 12th house is the house of the hidden, and the sign on that cusp can be hidden from your outward personality.
I'd put Venus in Leo in the 12th house to add to this. This keeps his affectionate side hidden away in the 12th house, until little Cindy Lou Who comes around (and Leo rules children). A Leo 12th house with Venus would secretly be a big softie, so the big heart of the Grinch's would be squirreled away in the 12th house.
The Grinch: Scorpio Sun & Moon, Aries Mars
I like a Scorpio Sun and Moon for Mr. Grinch, since he does seem to be very jealous and petty, which is ruled by Scorpio (the dark sign). This would put the Sun and Moon in the 3rd house as a Virgo Rising, which is good for plotting and planning as he does. Also, Scorpio is the sign ruling a transformation, which the Grinch undergoes.
I'd put Mercury in Scorpio in the 3rd house as well. The 3rd house is an intellectual house, and always full of ideas!
I like Mars in the 8th house in Aries for him, again bringing out his jealous and petty side, making him more selfish and cruel (Aries and the 8th house as a combo can be a bit ruthless). The 8th house is naturally ruled by Scorpio, so this house also governs transformations like he has.
A Note on the Grinch Astrology
I feel there would be a lot of Scorpio/8th house/Pluto energy for Mr. Grinch given the massive transformation he undergoes. This would not only be in the natal chart, but likely in transit as well. This trio governs transformation, and when it's in your natal chart, you usually have to undergo a big transformation (or many smaller ones) like the Grinch. This can be triggered by the transit planets.
He'd probably have Pluto hitting his Sun and perhaps Uranus in the 8th house to undergo such a big transformation with such speed and so unexpectedly.
Mars in the 1st house, conjunct the Sun or Pluto, or in his 8th house would also help.
I'd like Jupiter, the happy planet, in his 1st house (of the self, making him more agreeable), in his 5th house (of love, opening his heart), or conjunct his Moon (improving his feelings) or Venus (bringing out his loving side).
Suggested Reading: Astrology of Ebenezer Scrooge