First up, it’s important to look at the chart for the start of the awards ceremony to see what the symbolism reveals (see chart above). This will also show the big transits to look out for as timing is key in astrology.
This year, the awards ceremony is back in Pisces’ season where it belongs, the star sign linked to Hollywood glamour. Plus, the Sun rules the Leo Ascendant and is heading towards Neptune, Pisces’ co-ruler, adding to the magical feel of the movies.
The Moon is a key factor in event charts. As the award ceremony begins, the Moon is in late degrees Scorpio at the base of the horoscope separating from a trine aspect to Neptune. It’s not void-of-course and will make a sextile aspect to Pluto, Scorpio’s co-ruler before leaving Scorpio.
There’s a theme here as the ruler of the Taurus Midheaven is Venus in Aries – warrior woman – heading for a square aspect, i.e. a clash with Pluto. Therefore, you might expect Scorpio/Pluto themes of abuse, trauma and/or warrior women to be dominant themes in the movie plots.
Always with timing, it’s important to note what’s happening with the biggest and best planet Jupiter. Jupiter transits promise success and Jupiter is currently in fire sign Aries. Therefore, Sun Aries and nominees with planets or angles in Aries could do well.
There is a proviso, however, as Jupiter isn’t alone in Aries as it sits exactly next to Chiron, the wounded healer, and Vesta, goddess of the eternal flame, all at 14° Aries. Could this allude to some of the themes in the movies that do well? Or, perhaps Jupiter won’t be as evident this year? Personally, I view asteroids as secondary to the planets so I’m going to place my bet on Jupiter transits.
Finally, Uranus the planet of surprises is the most elevated planet at 15° Taurus. In predictions, Uranus can sometimes flag up the outsider or underdog doing well. So, let’s see if there are any major surprises on Oscar’s night.
Here are my predictions for the top 5 categories plus Best Film. As always in astrology, you’re hoping to find times of birth for the nominees but that’s not always the case. The time of birth can help you predict more accurately and I’ve noted whether this information is available in each category.
Actress In A Supporting Role
- Angela Bassett (b. August 16, 1958) Sun Leo Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
- Hong Chau (b. June 25, 1979) Sun Cancer The Whale
- Kerry Condon (b. January 4, 1983) Sun Capricorn The Banshees of Inisherin
- Jamie Lee Curtis (b. November 22, 1958) Sun Scorpio Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Stephanie Hsu (b. November 25, 1990) Sun Sagittarius Everything Everywhere All at Once
There are times of birth for the two 1958 actresses, Angela Bassett and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Angela Bassett is one of a few nominees being honoured for their roles in more commercial movies. A Sun Leo, there’s not a lot that leaps out and says she’ll win, although she is one of the favourites to take the Oscar.
Out of the three younger actresses, Hong Chau is a Sun Cancer and it’s almost her Uranus Half Return, Kerry Condon is a Sun Capricorn and has Pluto separating from a conjunction to her natal Venus at 28° Capricorn and Stephanie Hsuan is a Sun Sagittarius with her Jupiter at 13° Leo. Therefore, transiting Jupiter has just made a trine aspect to her natal Jupiter, a nod in her direction.
However, Everything Everywhere All At Once has done well so far in the awards ceremonies and Jamie Lee Curtis is one of four actors in this movie up for an Oscar. Jamie Lee Curtis is a Sun Scorpio and Pluto is exactly sextile her Sun at 29° Scorpio. Plus, she’s born on a Grand Fire Trine with the Moon at 19° Aries, Mercury at 21° Sagittarius and Uranus at 16° Leo. Jupiter’s heading towards this Grand Trine, although it’s not an exact transit.
Astrologer’s Choice: I’m going for Jamie Lee Curtis as she seems to have the best astrology.
Actor In A Supporting Role
- Brendan Gleeson (b. March 29, 1955) Sun Aries The Banshees of Inisherin
- Brian Tyree Henry (b. March 31, 1982) Sun Aries Causeway
- Judd Hirsch (b. March 15, 1935) Sun Pisces The Fabelmans
- Barry Keoghan (b. October 18, 1992) Sun Libra The Banshees of Inisherin
- Ke Huy Quan (b. August 20 1971) Sun Leo Everything Everywhere All at Once
There’s only a time of birth for the oldest nominee, Judd Hirsch. Judd Hirsch is a Sun Pisces and is heading for his third Saturn Return. He has Venus at 21° Aries conjunct his Ascendant at 22° Aries so Jupiter’s heading his way.
Also note two Sun Aries nominees, Brendan Gleeson with his Sun at 8° Aries and Brian Tyree Henry with his Sun at 10° Aries. Jupiter’s already been working its magic with both actors and not surprising to see some Aries actors amongst the nominees.
No time of birth for Barry Keoghan, a Sun Libra. However, Jupiter’s square his natal Uranus at 14° Taurus and Uranus is opposite his natal Mercury at 15° Scorpio on the day. These transits wouldn’t normally suggest a win but is he going to be the underdog who upsets the party?
Finally, Ke Huy Quan is a Sun Leo and he has two lovely Jupiter transits exact on March 12th. Jupiter sextile his natal Mars/north node conjunction at 14° Aquarius which is exact on the night of the Oscars. We don’t know what Mars rules in his natal chart without a time of birth but that’s a lovely nod towards a win. Also, his Sun is at 26° Leo so very close to the Ascendant of the Oscars chart – his night to shine?
Astrologer’s Choice: I do wonder if Barry Keoghan could be the surprise winner but I’m going for Ke Huy Quan.
Actress In A Leading Role
- Cate Blanchett (b. May 14, 1969) Sun Taurus Tár
- Ana de Armas (b. April 30, 1988) Sun Taurus Blonde
- Andrea Riseborough (b. November 20, 1981) Sun Scorpio To Leslie
- Michelle Williams (b. September 9, 1980) Sun Virgo The Fabelmans
- Michelle Yeoh (b. August 6, 1962) Sun Leo Everything Everywhere All at Once
There are times of birth for Cate Blanchett and Michelle Williams.
Cate Blanchett is a double Taurus with her Sun at 22° Taurus and her Ascendant at 15° Taurus which means Uranus is bang on her Ascendant now. Also, she has her Venus at 14° Aries – lovely astrology with Jupiter conjunct.
Ana de Armas was born on a Sun/Jupiter conjunction in Taurus – Sun at 10° and Jupiter at 12° so Uranus has been over those points in her chart. Nothing else leaping out.
Andrea Riseborough was a controversial nominee as there was apparently a campaign to get her nominated. She’s a Sun Scorpio and Jupiter is square her natal Venus at 14° Capricorn. Not as convincing as a conjunction, trine or sextile aspect but a nod towards her nomination.
Michelle Williams is a Sun Virgo and has had a run of Neptune transits over recent years – Sun at 17°, Jupiter at 20° and the Moon at 23° Virgo. Since 2018 and during her Neptune transits, she’s been married twice, divorced once and had two more children. She’s back in the acting limelight big-time with her role in Spielberg’s opus The Fabelmans.
Finally, Michelle Yeoh is a hot contender for the Oscar with her Sun at 13° Leo and Jupiter making a trine aspect to it only a few days ago.
Astrologer’s Choice: The astrology is leaning towards Cate Blanchett for the win.
Actor In A Leading Role
- Austin Butler (b. August 17, 1991) Sun Leo Elvis
- Colin Farrell (b. May 31, 1976) Sun Gemini The Banshees of Inisherin
- Brendan Fraser (b. December 3, 1968) Sun Sagittarius The Whale
- Paul Mescal (b. February 2, 1996) Sun Aquarius Aftersun
- Bill Nighy (b. December 12, 1949) Sun Sagittarius Living
Times of birth for everyone in this category except Paul Mescal.
Austin Butler was born on a close Sun/Jupiter conjunction, both planets at 24° Leo. Relatively close to the Ascendant of the Oscars’ chart but not a lot else leaps out.
I loved Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin. With his Jupiter at 15° Taurus, he’s having a major Uranus transit. Plus, his Mercury is at 25° Taurus conjunct the Midheaven (success point) of the Oscars’ chart and Neptune exactly sextile that Mercury on the day of the ceremony.
Brendan Fraser is a hot favourite going into the awards ceremony. A Sun Sagittarius, he has Pluto trine his Moon at 29° Taurus and Jupiter sextile his Mars at 14° Libra – and Mars is pulled into the pattern that’s linked to his career.
I have a soft spot for Paul Mescal having fallen in love with his character in Normal People during lockdown. A Sun Aquarius, he’s doing phenomenally well and Jupiter has been sextile his Sun at 13° Aquarius.
Finally, the lovely Bill Nighy – some of my favourite actors in this category! Another Sun Sagittarius, he’s born with the north node of destiny at 14° Aries which means he’s having a major Jupiter transit.
Astrologer’s Choice: A tricky one to call – I think it’s between Colin Farrell and Brendan Fraser. I’d like Farrell to win but I suspect Fraser might.
- Martin McDonagh (b. March 26, 1970) Sun Aries The Banshees of Inisherin
- Daniel Kwan (b. February 10, 1988) Sun Aquarius Daniel Scheinert (b. June 7, 1987) Sun Gemini Everything Everywhere All at Once
- Steven Spielberg (b. December 18, 1946) Sun Sagittarius The Fabelmans
- Todd Field (b. February 24, 1964) Sun Pisces Tár
- Ruben Östlund (b. April 13, 1974) Sun Aries Triangle of Sadness
Steven Spielberg is the only director in the list above to have a time of birth in the public domain. A Sun Sagittarius – great star sign for a director – he doesn’t have a lot leaping out to say he’s going to win. His Midheaven (success point) is 20 Pisces 46 and I did think he’d be a strong contender last year. This year, he has Jupiter transiting through his 10th house of career but it’s not convincing astrology for a win.
Two Sun Aries directors in the mix – Martin McDonagh and Ruben Ostlund. Ruben Ostlund’s Sun is at 23° Aries, so Jupiter’s a way off. Martin McDonagh has the Sun at 5°, Mercury at 8° and Venus at 20° Aries. His movie has been doing exceptionally well at this year’s award ceremonies, while Jupiter’s been conjunct his Sun/Mercury. Will Jupiter’s influence continue while it falls between Mercury & Venus? I would guess he’s going to be in the mix.
More Aries activity – Todd Field is a Sun Pisces but was born on a Venus/Jupiter conjunction at 16° & 18° Aries. Therefore, it’s his Jupiter Return year. Plus, the Daniels, Sun Aquarius & Sun Gemini, fitting sun signs for their mad-cap movie, are also in their Jupiter Return years, although younger than Todd Field. Daniel Kwan’s Jupiter is at 24° Aries and Daniel Scheinert’s Jupiter is at 22° Aries.
Astrologer’s Choice: A tough one to call – I think Martin McDonagh is definitely going to win one of his nominations – Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay – but I wonder whether the Daniels will triumph in this category as it’s a double-whammy of Jupiter.
- All Quiet on the Western Front
- Avatar: The Way of Water
- The Banshees of Inisherin
- Everything Everywhere All at Once
- The Fabelmans
- Top Gun: Maverick
- Triangle of Sadness
- Women Talking.
This is always difficult to call. There’s not an obvious war motif in the symbolism, although there is a water motif – Sun/Neptune Pisces and yes, there are a few movies that are black comedy or carry themes of abuse or trauma. I’m going to opt for Everything Everywhere All At Once which could theoretically be shown by the parallel universe Sun/Neptune conjunction and that elevated wacky Uranus. The film’s been described as ‘a swirl of genre anarchy‘.
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