This morning’s 12:01 am premiere showing of Batman: The Dark Knight left a chill in my heart and a shiver down my back.
Heath Ledger’s Performance took my friends and I on a roller-coaster of emotions and was without a doubt the ride we were waiting for through the deep realm of cutting emotions the movie rightfully belonged to.
It seems evident in Ledger’s performance the winding dark cavern of mental process and effort it took to hold such intensity in his character, and fueled the reasoning as to his unfortunate tragedy, and throughout the film made me miss him even more.
I haven’t seen a performance in an actor this consuming and I wanted to pay tribute to his talents, as he has proven himself to the world that he is capable of re-creating one of the greatest villains of all time, and all at once make us love, hate, and revere him.
Ledger died at the age of 28 during his Saturn return
*Note for the non-astrological crowd: The sun takes one year for your birthday but Saturn takes approximately 28 years. Ledger died on his Saturn birthday.
but the date of The Dark Knight‘s release today on July 18th illustrates the power of Ledger’s performance as the Joker to the audience with the Mars/Saturn conjunction upon his natal Saturn, combined with Uranus conjunct his Mercury, Neptune Square Uranus, and numerous others. Take a look for yourself.
This is an untimed chart, so the ascendant and houses will be disregarded.
Let it show that astrology, transits and attraction can still be pertinent after death, and the love/hate relationship that we all have with Ledger’s character the Joker is beautifully archetyped in a transiting Mars/Saturn conjunction on his Saturn. A Mars/Saturn conjunction plays upon the ‘too-much, too-little’ complex and the Joker himself is an prime example of these transits. The Joker thrives upon the Bat’s fight against evil in order to survive, and without the Bat, there could be no Joker.
This transit is also reflected in Ledger’s own life with his inability to sleep on account of the work and effort he put into his films. Unable to sleep, his tragic end was met by consuming too many and to broad a spectrum of remedies. A victim of his own efforts and dark transformation for the film.
Congratulations to Heath Ledger for putting his heart and soul into the intricate psyche of this character, and may he forever be crystalized as one of the best villains we have grown to love. Here is to you.