(written in 2012)
Birth info: Wednesday, December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, OK
Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, with humble beginnings, Brad Pitt has been the heartthrob of many women worldwide for almost 30 years now. He grew up in Missouri and attended the University of Missouri, majoring in journalism and acting in several fraternity shows. Just weeks before graduation, he left for Los Angeles, ready to take on any job while breaking into acting. His first major film role was in “Thelma and Louise” in 1991, playing the young hitchhiker they meet in their travels, and helping to solidify his role as a new sex symbol. Before that he was in soap operas and sitcoms on television, including Dallas, and since then, he’s appeared in over thirty movies, with multiple Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, and one Golden Globe award thus far. This year, he has been nominated for his roles as actor and producer in both Moneyball and Tree of Life.
As a 4/6 Profile – the Opportunistic/Role Model – Brad Pitt should be the poster child for this profile. He has jumped at many opportunities but also been quite astute at passing on the ones that don’t seem right, as any Opportunist would. As a Role Model in his early days prior to 30 years old, he was living as the Experiential Learner (or Martyr), trying many things to see what worked and what doesn’t work. Between 30 and 50 years old (he’s now 48), he’s been in a bit of retreat mode, or as we call it “on the roof”. He’ll be moving into his Role Model phase next year, so expect to see much more of Brad as a leading man, producer, family man and philanthropist.
The only theme or channel in Brad’s chart is the Channel of Struggle, which is the 28-38. This is an Individual Channel and makes Brad an Individual in his perspective of the world. He kind of marches to his own beat, and with his romantic partner, Angelina Jolie, he has found his Individual match. This is the channel of one who goes their own way, no matter what the path brings. While the “struggles” by general standards may have been mild, they were undoubtedly unique. Can you imagine being this much of an Individual and having been named “the Sexiest Man Alive” not once but twice – in 1995 and 2000? It probably wasn’t even on Brad’s radar when he left Missouri in 1986.
However, in looking at the entire chart, Brad’s other gates are fairly evenly distributed between the Individual, Tribal and Collective circuits. So, for example, his Individual gates include traits such as Struggle (28) and then “Knowing what’s worth Fighting for” (38) as a theme in his life, but also Shock (51), Provocation (39), and making a Creative Contribution to the World (1). Some of those gates may explain his penchant for playing tricks on colleagues with George Clooney. Tribally, he has the gates for Ambition (54), Principles (49), the Treasurer (21), and the Warrior/Peacemaker (6), and so makes a wonderful father, romantic partner, and business partner. Finally, as someone who has contributed mightily to the overall collective of humanity, he’s got the gates for Crisis (36), Correction (18), Listener (13), and Ideas (11). Overall, it makes his outlook and persona balanced as well as unique.
One more thing: with his Incarnation Cross – known as the mythology of one’s life – in the Cross of Eden, Brad is always moved by the less fortunate. While Angelina was already involved with a number of causes prior to their relationship, since 2005 they have started, funded and been intimately involved in a number of new philanthropies, as well as starting the Jolie-Pitt Foundation. Together, they seem to be on a mission to save the world!