1975: Robert De Niro Wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar

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Thirty-one year-old actor Robert De Niro wins the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role as young Vito Corleone in The Godfather II. He was nominated alongside two co-stars from the same movie, Michael V. Gazzo and Lee Strasberg. Busy filming Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900 in Italy, he does not attend the Oscars ceremony, and director Francis Ford Coppola accepts the award on his behalf.

Transiting Saturn is conjunct De Niro’s natal Ascendant in Cancer, indicating his visible absence from a situation where he is the center of attention. Transiting Mars in Aquarius is opposite the natal Sun in Leo, square transiting Venus and natal Mars in Taurus, signifying advancement against rivals.

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Robert De Niro astrology bi-wheel chart with transits for his 1975 Oscar victory

Transiting Saturn (outer wheel, left center) conjunct natal Ascendant in Cancer (inner wheel, left center). Transiting Mars in Aquarius (outer wheel, upper right) opposite natal Sun in Leo (inner wheel, lower left), square transiting Venus (outer wheel, upper left) and natal Mars in Taurus (inner wheel, upper left).

1977: Sting and the Police Live Debut

Sting The Police 1977 Pink Stamp Astrology Horoscopes Nick Dagan BestTwenty-five year-old singer and bassist Gordon “Sting” Sumner plays his first gig with his new band, a trio called The Police, at a club in Newport, Wales. Consisting of drummer Stewart Copeland and guitarist Henry Padovani, the group is trying to break into the British punk scene. Following a forty minute set, he and Copeland also perform in headliner Cherry Vanilla’s backing band.

Transiting Venus is pre-retrograde conjunct Sting’s natal Midheaven in Aries, opposite natal Neptune and the Moon in Libra, signifying the ruse of older musicians to infiltrate an emerging youth movement. Transiting Saturn is conjunct the natal Ascendant in Leo, square transiting Uranus in Scorpio, indicating an urge for self-reinvention.

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Transiting Venus pre-retrograde (outer wheel, top) conjunct Midheaven in Aries (inner wheel, top), opposite natal Neptune and the Moon in Libra (inner wheel, bottom). Transiting Saturn retrograde (outer wheel, left center) conjunct natal Ascendant in Leo (inner wheel, left center), square transiting Uranus in Scorpio (outer wheel, bottom).