Johnny Depp

The second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie has been breaking box office records lately. It's eccentric but likeable star, Johnny Depp, once again reveals an uncanny knack for portraying offbeat characters. This charming actor has come a long way since his roots in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Depp is the youngest of four children guaranteed by three planets in the 11th house of older siblings. Malefic Jupiter aspecting the Most Effective Point (MEP) of the 3rd house of younger siblings denied him any younger brothers and siblings. This denial also was helped by the 3rd house ruler, Mercury, in infancy, and afflicted by malefic Saturn.

Jupiter also plays a hand in the death of Depp's grandfather with whom he was very close (probably more so than his own father) when Johnny was seven. This event shook Depp deeply and took place during a Mercury subperiod. Mercury is afflicted by Ketu whose dispositor is malefic Jupiter posited on his 9th house (father, teacher) MEP. This same Jupiter caused the separation from his father when his parents divorced when he was 15.

Sun, ruler of the 2nd house of status and wealth is strong in the 11th house of gains bringing Depp some fabulous income. His reported income for the latest Pirate movie is $20 million. A strong Mars, lord of the 10th house profession, locks in his fame, as it is placed in the 2nd house of status and wealth.

Beneath the affable exterior, Depp has demonstrated tempermental and destructive traits. For example, in September 1994, when transiting malefics Jupiter and Rahu transited his 4th house (character), he was arrested for criminal mischief when he caused $10,000 damage to a posh hotel room. Also, note the aspects to the 8th (damage) and 12th (loss & arrest) houses from these malefics. In Depp's natal chart, Jupiter rules discord (6th house) and aspects his 1st (personality), 3rd (communication), and 5th (emotions) houses. His chart ruler, the Moon, is badly placed in the 6th house of conflicts and disputes.

Currently, Depp is living with, but not married to, French singer-actress, Vanessa Paradis with whom he has two children, Lily-Rose Melody (May 27, 1999) and Jack (April 20, 2002). Malefic Jupiter's affliction to the 5th house of children will result in troubles to one or both of them perhaps during the Jupiter main and Jupiter subperiods from September, 2013 to November, 2015. The strong 2nd house ruler of family, Sun, however, will act as a protective cover.

Rodden Rating: AA, B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher

Posted 8/06/06