Time for another character analysis! I was going to post this tomorrow but it turns out today is National Ghostbusters Day, so I had to do it today!
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie Ghostbusters, and tomorrow, a restored and remastered version is being re-released. We all know and love this movie - who doesn’t think green foodie ghosts are cute? - so I thought I’d go into the astrology of the 4 main characters, the Ghostbusters themselves: Egon Spengler, Raymond Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, and Peter Venkman.
Astrology of Egon
Egon (Harold Ramis, how we miss thee) is the super-science guy of the quartet, the one always spewing out things that don’t make sense to us normal dumb-dumbs, with gadgets in hand and ready to analyze anything.
This leads me right to a Virgo-Aquarius-Gemini combo, with Virgo being the sign that has to get into the details, Aquarius being one of the signs of science, and Gemini being the sign of gadgets and the mind.
I’d bet his Sun, Mercury, and Venus are conjunct in one of those signs, perhaps Virgo since he lacks the social grace of an air sign, and his Mars is in another sign, perhaps Aquarius since he’s kind of a weirdo (I say that lovingly, but Mars in Aquarius has a tendency to be a little weird).
That could put his Moon in Gemini, which would show the love of gadgets. He doesn’t talk too much, which a typical Moon in Gemini does, but perhaps a prominent Saturn, or having a Saturn-Mercury harsh aspect, would tone that down.
Another thing I thought of with Egon is that he seems like a genius (in the conventional sense, anyway), so he’d likely have some genius aspects in his chart. Genius can be shown through quintiles and septiles, which are minor aspects but highly creative in the genius kind of way, especially with Uranus to the Sun, Moon, Mercury, or Ascendant (although, oddly, sometimes no aspect between Uranus and Mercury can be indicative as well).
Given his mental dexterity, I’d also guess his Uranus is in his 3rd house, the house of the mind. Uranus in the 3rd house would also downplay the talky-ness of a Gemini Moon, making him seem more awkward.
Astrology of Raymond
Raymond (Dan Aykroyd) is the sweet one of the bunch, the one who’s a little child-like with his love of the paranormal, and just look at how much he loved that firehouse. There’s an innocent curiosity to him, which leads me to Aries Sun in the 3rd house or Gemini Sun in the 1st house.
Aries in the 3rd house would make him an Aquarius or Capricorn rising, while Gemini in the 1st would make him a Gemini rising. I lean toward the Gemini Sun, Gemini rising, as Gemini is the sweetly curious sign.
I’d put his Moon in Aries then, which would give him the energy and enthusiasm he has, and his Moon would be in the 11th house of friends and groups. He’s in an important group, for sure!
Astrology of Winston
Winston (Ernie Hudson; btw, Winston Zeddemore is one of my fave names ever) is the one who comes on once the group has gotten some fame and success, and they need to take someone on to help with the workload. He doesn’t seem to care very much about the science of it all, and just goes with the flow.
I get a very earthy feel from Winston; earth signs in play are Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn. I’d put his Sun in the 6th house (naturally ruled by Virgo) of work, since he’s a worker bee. I like his Mars in Taurus, sticks with what he does, not too high or low.
I also get a very manly feel from Winston, so I’m thinking perhaps Mars, a very masculine planet, is in his 1st house of the self. That would make him a Taurus rising, which goes with the earthiness.
Astrology of Venkman
Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) is the loverboy-man of the group, the jokester, the one who may have two PhD’s but you have no clue how he got them. Venkman is fire signs all the way, especially Leo and Sagittarius.
With his constant need for attention, I’d go with Leo Sun and Mercury in the 1st house - it’s gotta be all about HIM, always! Leo can also be a jokester, especially as the rising sign.
I’d put his Moon in Sagittarius - doesn’t get down and out about much, always looking at the brighter side, ever the optimistic, and always looking to sell-sell-sell, talking people into things he shouldn’t be.
With Leo rising, his Moon would be in the 5th house of love, and we all know about his hormones. Going with the hormones, I’d make his Venus and Mars conjunct - that tends to supply a super-healthy libido.
There is an asteroid named Casanova (number 7328 on astro.com if you want to look it up in your chart; mine is opposite my Jupiter and square my AC/DC axis, and I so hate Casanovas IRL). Wouldn’t it fit if that asteroid was prominent for Venkman? Perhaps conjunct a personal planet (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars), or in his 1st house of the self (or on the Midheaven, which can show how you project yourself).
So those are my astrological ideas for the Ghostbusters! Q: If you see a ghost, who ya gonna call? A: A shrink.
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