|Chart data is from astrodatabank.|
I can’t tell if Woody Allen is a child molester from looking at his astrological chart. No one can.
But I can tell you that transiting Pluto-Venus is smack-dab on his North Node in Capricorn in the fifth house of children. The North Node is your point of destiny, where you are going in life, what you are for. Transits to it show a change in life direction. His North Node is also in the entertainment house, of course.
It’s squared by transiting Uranus (surprise!) in the 8th house of sex and debt. The eighth is the house of things that come back to haunt you.
Here’s what’s happened.
Twenty-one years ago, Allen was accused of molesting his seven-year-old adoptive daughter Dylan in the midst of a nasty split up from his partner of 12 years, the actress Mia Farrow. At the time, Uranus, the planet of disruption, was on Allen’s North Node.
The case never came to court. Allen married Mia Farrow’s other teenage daughter and somehow the accusation of child-molesting got lost in the rest of the scandal.
Two weeks ago, Dylan wrote an open letter published in the New York Times, restating her accusations against Allen. She is now 28 years old, in the midst of her Saturn Return. In astrological terms she is coming into her own power as an adult.
Today, Allen published a rebuttal in the same paper.
The clearest statement of the situation at the time is the judge’s decision in the custody battle that took place in 1992. To read it, click here. It’s a remarkable example of good legal writing. It’s clear Judge Wilks did not think Allen was a fit parent and that he felt Farrow was a good mother. The judge also decided that Dylan needed to be protected from Allen. The reason Dylan’s case was not brought to court was because the state prosecutor did not want to put a seven-year-old through a lengthy court case. For other victims of abuse this is a familiar story.
It would be easy to assassinate Allen’s character using his chart. It’s certainly potentially the chart of a narcissist with terrible boundary problems — but that would also be the chart of a film director. Dylan Farrow’s chart is not available. Instead, I’ll just offer you Allen’s chart and the judge’s decision, and you can draw your own conclusions.
I will point out though that Neptune, a planet which seems determined to wash out dirty linen as it transits Pisces, is washing over Allen’s Saturn in Pisces. That’s Saturn, the planet of boundaries in the sign that has no boundaries. Mercury has just turned retrograde one degree away from that Saturn, too. More information may come to light either during the retrograde or when Mercury crosses back into Pisces in April.
Allen is Mercury-ruled (Virgo Rising), a gifted comic writer. His comedy always came from his own inadequacy, Chiron in Gemini. That’s at 13°, inconjunct transiting Pluto and sextile transiting Uranus.
And here’s one other fascinating chart. This is the composite chart of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen. It’s a grand-cross – mortal enemies – but also notice the Venus-Sun in the seventh house. There was love there, but look again, that Sun is at 14° Capricorn.