This holiday article is about everyone’s favorite reindeer - Rudolph! Who can resist a little outcast who grows up to be so important for Santa?
These character analysis articles explore what I think the natal chart would look like for a fictional character - Rudolph, in this case. This can help you with understanding astrological placements in the natal chart as I explain the reasoning behind each placement I think the character has. Let's dive in!
Rudolph: A Pisces Sun, Mercury, & Venus
I would pin Rudolph as a Pisces Sun, Mercury, and Venus. He’s so sweet, so innocent, shy, and easily bruised, which is very Pisces, especially strong Pisces energy (which would be the case with a trio in Pisces).
I’d put this trio in his 12th house since he tries to keep his red nose from other people, hiding himself, and the 12th house is the house of hidden things. When you have 12th house planets, especially personal planets (which the Sun, Mercury, and Venus are), it makes you feel a bit misunderstood as well, which he feels at first.
I would also make his Mercury retrograde because of this, and because many who end up successful in a different way have Mercury retrograde. Mercury retrograde natives often feel misunderstood for a while, but they can find great success through what makes them different with their retrograde Mercury.
When the other reindeer couldn’t see, Rudolph stepped in because he could, which is an example of how during Mercury retrograde, the rest of us flounder, while someone born with Mercury retrograde thrives (so perhaps Mercury was retrograde when that happened! it IS pretty Mercury retrograde, haha).
Rudolph: An Aries Rising & Mars
I’d make Rudolph an Aries rising and Mars, with Mars in the 1st house. Mars is the natural ruler of Aries and the 1st house, so this is very strong Mars energy. He becomes a natural leader for the reindeer, and is at the head of the pack. Mars is the natural leader, the one who takes initiative and goes where no one else does.
Also, this speaks to Rudolph’s red nose - red is associated with the sign Aries and planet Mars! It's because of all of that fiery energy. Aries and Mars also rule the head and face, with the 1st house showing how you come across and your external self.
Rudolph: An Aquarius Moon
I would put Rudolph’s Moon in Aquarius and the 11th house. Aquarius and the 11th house rules your friends, and his friends are important for him, like Hermey, and he make lots of friends along the way, like at the Land of Misfit Toys. His odd collection of friends is very Aquarius/11th house, who is attracted to different types of people.
The Moon is what you need for emotional stability and security, and rules your family. Having his Moon in Aquarius and the 11th house would show Rudolph can look to his friends like his family, and they provide the emotional support he needs.
So that's Rudolph!
Suggested Reading: Character Analysis: Astrology of Frosty the Snowman