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Astrology: Tom Ellis – TV’s “Lucifer”

Lucifer: Fallen Angels, Demons, Karma, and a Royal Star of Persia

by Jude Cowell

On the evening of January 25, 2016 Lucifer premiered on FOX TV at 9:00 pm est. Rising in New York City (NYC to represent the East Coast USA) at that moment were transiting Jupiter (an actors’ planet) and North Node of the Moon (public contact), traveling in tandem at 22 Virgo and bestowing good fortune where appropriate. Not everyone was thrilled with such existential topics being aired as part of a racy dramatic endeavor, and critics became somewhat mild in their appraisals. Fans of the comic character ‘Lucifer’, created by Neil Gaiman, were for the most part less than impressed. But the ladies–well, they were quite a different matter, thanks to Mr. Ellis and the cast.

A magnetic effect seems to be centered upon the show’s leading actor, Tom Ellis, born November 17, 1978, hour unknown, in Bangor, UK (Wales) with Sun, attracter Venus, and intense Uranus in Scorpio. Or allow me to be specific: the magnetism seems to be centered upon the hypnotic effect of Mr. Ellis’s dark, Scorpio-looking eyes. TV technical effects add to the impression as ‘Lucifer Morningstar’ threatens miscreants with black eyes that turn…well, check them out if you haven’t. Hopefully, the following video won’t be spirited away due to infringement rights though it probably will be–and soon:

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Now back to January 25, 2016 9:00 pm est when the Sun was clocking in at 5 Aquarius 31. Round up the degree to 6 Aquarius and you have a solar spotlight directed at the natal (birth) asteroid ‘Lucifer’ in the natal horoscope of Tom Ellis. His natal Moon (either in the last third of Gemini or in very early Cancer–details, below) is in 10th house of Career and Public Status and conjunct Midheaven, a signature for major publicity (Moon) on the world stage (MC.) His natal Mercury-Neptune conjunction at 17 Sagittarius+ is very much the signature of a thespian and holds a fount of creativity within. If memory serves, he became active in the profession at age 17, plus, natal Uranus at 17 Scorpio joins Venus (9Sco53 Rx) and his Sun in the mystical, dark sign of Scorpio.

And if we consider the Sun’s ’25 Scorpio’ Sabian Symbol, we find “An X-Ray” which seems to relate the those magnetic, hypnotic eyes we discussed a moment ago. X-ray vision comes to mind–you know, like in comic books back in the day?

As for major success, there’s the pilot episode premiering during a planetary Locomotive pattern with the publicity seeking Moon in the lead to guarantee popularity. And with the Moon (the public) at 29 Leo05–precisely conjoining the 12th house cusp (29:05 at 9:00 pm est) and also reflecting a certain Royal Star of Persia, Regulus (keywords: success if revenge is avoided). Of course, Regulus has a long history of affecting events and people on Earth, is mentioned in the Bible, and is aka, The Watcher of the North–an angel. The King or The Kingmaker are also roles that Regulus may play yet it’s doubtful that any characterization of the devil could represent him truthfully if he didn’t take revenge on the guilty. Punishment, TV’s Lucifer says, is what he does. Or used to.

However, when planets are linked with Regulus, who ruled as king in long ago golden days, there comes a caution: that revenge is his nemesis and if he takes it, he will ultimately lose all his power and success. The desire for revenge is a desire to which he must not succumb. As you may agree, few human beings manage to withstand such a warning even while knowing that natural laws ensnare us all within the universal net of karma and we must reap what we’ve sown.

Now I doubt that the scriptwriters of Lucifer have any such plot in mind but that’s part of one version of the myth associated with Regulus, and on at least one level Tom Ellis’ Lucifer, fallen from grace as he is, seems to be following a Regulus pattern of behavior by succumbing regularly for if you really want to do something you should do it, Lucifer advises.

Of course, none of the above mentions the pure fun the program provides as a brilliant Welsh actor embodies for us God’s fallen offspring playing and romancing in the form of an L.A. nightclub owner. Lucifer is, some say, his Father’s favorite son but he strongly disagrees. The good news for #Lucifans is that Lucifer is renewed for a second season so everyone will have future opportunities to enjoy the show’s intoxicating blend of sophistication and humor mixed with sophomoric innuendo and the lightest touch possible in a story full of temptation, pride, angel wings, and featuring the epitome of the rebellious son who refuses to swallow his overwhelming pride and return to his Father.

Now if Tom Ellis was born on November 17, 1978 between the hours of 8:16 pm GMT and midnight, his Moon is in tribal, self-protective, home-loving Cancer. Chances are better that his Moon is in Mercury-ruled Gemini which adds a light touch to his intense Scorpio Sun, so here are the ‘Images for Integration’ for this conscious-unconscious combination of energies as provided by the Harveys in their book, Sun Sign-Moon Sign:

Trivial Pursuits goes macabre…A virtuoso violinist touches the hearts of her audience” (or in this case, pianist!) “…The mystery of life in a strip cartoon…Rodin’s The Kiss, Hands.”

Yes, Rodin was born under the influence of Sun Scorpio-Moon Gemini as was Dostoyevsky who appropriately informs us that,

“If the devil doesn’t exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.”

And on Mondays 9:00 pm on FOX TV, that image looks a lot like Tom Ellis.

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@LUCIFERwriters
@tomellis17

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Please Note: this is a freebie blog which acrues no filthy lucre for yours truly. Any video or other content is posted here in a spirit of sharing good stuff and passing along information! jc

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Written by Jude Cowell

April 11, 2016 at 7:13 pm

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  1. Reblogged this on Grandtrines and commented:
    GREAT article, and I like the show as well. Once I realized that someone long ago turned the beloved and benvolent Promethus (maybe my favorite of all mythology) into the fallen (and hated) Lucifer (both the bringers of light and arguably the same messenger dressed in different clothing), I found myself rather unhappy with such a nasty and defamatory mischaracterization. I think the show redeems “the Light Bringer” in a number of ways, the best of which is exploring how our hidden desires can lead to our downfall. Like it or not, knowing our passions and, especially, our temptations are the only way we can truly grow as human beings. A+ for both the article and the show.

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    Grandtrines

    April 19, 2016 at 6:37 am

    • Thanks, GrandTrines, great points. I too have been impressed with the show and had expected to dislike it! Making the devil a sympathetic figure remains fraught w peril esp for our younger folk but if such a character can be made not only watchable but droll and humorous, then the writers and actors on Lucifer have certainly succeeded. The Leo Jupiter of Mr Ellis is perfect here and I occasionally notice a hint of The Screwtape Letters…or perhaps that’s just my imagination. Anyway it’s a bunch of fun!

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      Jude Cowell

      April 20, 2016 at 3:27 am

  2. a further note about #Lucifer: in an interview Tom Ellis has said that if there’s a central theme of the show it’s that people should look at their actions and take responsibility for them which I believe is a very good point. And it’s entertaining!

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    Jude Cowell

    April 17, 2016 at 5:33 pm


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