This Christmas-y character analysis is George Bailey, main character of the famous Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. Do you watch it when they play it this time of year?
These character analysis articles explore what I think a fictional character's natal chart would look like. They're meant to help you get a better understanding of astrological positions like this. Let's dive in!
George Bailey's Saturn & Moon
Since George ends up all depressed and wishing he hadn’t been born, he’s very dark-side there, so I immediately thought this is a guy who has Saturn in his 1st house. Why? No matter how happy-go-lucky the rest of your chart may be, Saturn in the 1st house will tone it down in a big way.
Saturn is also the planet ruling depression, which one could say George has. At the very least, he has depressive thinking, which would be very Saturn.
George takes on too much responsibility as well, which is very Saturnian (Saturn rules responsibility). I think his Moon would be conjunct Saturn, adding to it all, and to his difficulty with dealing emotionally.
The Moon rules your emotions, and Saturn is restrictive in nature. Anything conjunct (aligned with) Saturn has difficulty expressing its energy. This means Moon conjunct Saturn brings difficulty with managing emotions. Natives often seem like people who don't show much emotion, but are actually holding a lot inside.
George Bailey's Rising, Moon, and Saturn: Virgo
I like Virgo for George’s rising, Moon, and Saturn. Virgo is a sign of service, and you serve others and their needs more than your own. Virgo is also the sign of the perfectionist, and can be really hard on itself, demanding more than it can realistically handle.
This would make a lot of sense for George's Moon and Saturn. As for the Rising, Virgo Rising tends to come across as quiet, not so in your face, and subdued.
George Bailey's Sun, Mercury, & Venus in Pisces
This one is easy, Pisces and the 7th house. George is super compassionate and caring for others, putting them first and way ahead of himself. This is very Pisces + 7th house (and the reversed, Libra + 12th house). The 7th house rules other people in your life, and Pisces is a sacrificing, compassionate sign who wants to help everyone.
Plus he’s actually very sensitive and vulnerable, which is the Pisces influence. It would also make this trio opposite his Saturn, adding to his difficulty with taking on too much and weighing himself down with worry. Saturn can be a big challenge and incredibly influential when aspecting a lot of your natal chart!
George Bailey's Mars in Sagittarius
I like Mars in Sagittarius and the 4th house for George. The 4th house is the house of home and family, which is very important for George. Mars in Sagittarius tends to be more optimistic, but it would be square his rising, Saturn, Sun, Mercury, and Venus, and the square is a hard aspect, showing it’s hard for him to really assert himself and take control.
Plus, Mars is ruler of injury and the head, square the Sun, who is ruler of the self, and Venus, who is ruler of the senses, and Mercury, who would be ruler of his Virgo 1st house, would equal the hearing loss he experiences when young, along with Saturn, planet of restriction, opposite his Sun, Venus, and 1st house ruler.
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