When I first heard the news (nytimes) from her own letter, I was shocked by such an inspiring act, and coming from someone from Hollywood as uses the body as a valuable tool for work and therefore the important income, I was getting more shocks. Although there is a potential discussion about what she did between professionals, she really thinks she made a good decision, nevertheless women should follow their own treatment that feels comfortable with or can afford, once Angelina is a celebrity and can afford the best of everything, but her decision was made, as it looks like, as she trusting the scientific data by her own.
Shocks, shocks and shocks! That’s what Angelina does! Although she has no planet in Aquarius or important aspects to natal Uranus, she does have though Sun in the 11th house (Aqua/Uranus house), whenever she shines (Sun) she shocks (11th) the collective mind. 11th house people tend to do that, even when is not intentional.
So, let’s get the point across.
In order to prevent a cancer in her breasts, an unfortunate disease that kills more than 480.000 women in a year, the great and humanitarian (11th house again) star have decided to cut the breasts off before cancer gets to her there, according the test she has taken in early 2013, it would point that she had about 87% of getting cancer in the breasts. As the star has natally Moon-Mars-Jupiter conjunction, it reveals someone with a casual optimism towards the mother figure in her life, bringing to the native a feeling of an affirmative abundance protection, unless the mother is no longer in the life, it could release a great deal of inspiration and courage from the mother in her actual acts in her present life, the Moon represents the Mother, and as Jolie points out in her personal letter about the treatment she has gone to:
“MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was.”
As with Mars there at the conjunction, she also wants to cause inspiring acts for the ladies around the world:
“For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options. I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.”
Astrologers assume that transiting Pluto has a lot to do with such an extreme transformation, as it is squaring her natal Moon (breasts), she says at the beginning of the letter how powerless someone with cancer would feel as it destroys the person little by little, however, fighting the cancer could unload a potential chain of self-healing, once you start the preventive procedures or already in treatment, even when there are times when surrender seems like the ultimate options, but Pluto transform us in a deep way so we can actually value in what there is in our life, in this case she did that not only to herself, but to her sons and daughters. Pluto also have the power to make us feeling powerless, because when we have the power we taste something above us, a higher energy that transforms others, but when powerless we can see the underworld from a steady angle, feeling depressed and sad are usually the effects that this angle brings to the conscious, and as she (I think) have been thinking and reflection over the issue for a time since, she then decided that it was time to leave the underworld and dig out from the grave in order to see the sunlight, the soul itself. Pluto squaring Mars casts out a challenge to be torn apart and reconstruct in some way.
As she finished the procedures, she states:
“On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”
The Moon and Pluto are feminine energy, she doesn’t feel less woman (Moon), it actually empowered (Pluto) her at the deep level and made her strong (Mars), as she states with optimism (Jupiter). The reconstruction of the breasts was made by implant, and she also points that it seems very natural and beautiful, and now she feels relief that her family is not going to worry in the future about her having a cancer breast, thus she is found to be with 5% of chances of getting it.
In my view, it is interesting to point out that another transit is essential as to clarify at Angelina’s astrological chart: The forming (again) Uranus square Pluto is strong in her chart, as Uranus too comes closer to her Moon, although it is now conjunction her Mars. When outer planet reaches Mars in our chart, sometimes we are put under surgery and this case with Pluto involved with her Mars and Moon, it exposes the individual to a deep and transformative one at the physical (Mars) and psychological (Pluto) level, and plus a Uranus force it can make it as an unpredictable decision. With Jupiter involved and Mars, it becomes even easier to take the necessary steps, as both are fiery energy and Jupiter brings confidence while Mars brings out the courage and Pluto rejects what no longer serves. With Uranus in conjunction to her Moon (Breasts) and Mars (cutting off) it puts a significant thematic in her life where her private and home life are affected, so as her drive to make initiative steps in order to change and transform it, where Pluto is also involved.
Of course that what she did is not all the women in the world that can afford it and that it terrible, however it is the predisposition and reality of the now-world. And Angelina Jolie knows that, as being the mainly representative of ONU and a declared humanist, she is aware of the poverty that destroys the hope of so many families, but this could no distract the fact she made a wonderful and afflatus decision that could lead many women to do the same (well, at least women in her same conditions), or at least make governments reflect about:
“Breast cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year, according to the World Health Organization, mainly in low- and middle-income countries. It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live. The cost of testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2, at more than $3,000 in the United States, remains an obstacle for many women. I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options. “
As she stands out as a perceiving star that doesn’t stop shining, she finishes:
“Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.”