He's a rubber-faced renegade reminiscent of comedian Jerry Lewis. Jim Carrey, a master at physical comedy, was a cut-up from early on. Dropping out of high school, he hit the comedy club circuit in Toronto and soon took his shtick to L.A. A flair for impersonation opened doors for Carrey, among them those of the late-night talk show circuit. His first big break came on the Fox TV show In Living Color, a comedy revue that poked fun at everything and everyone. The comic's biggest break, however, was the title role in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. This farce showed that Carrey was a laugh-a-minute man who considered no joke too low. Quick on the heels of Ace came silly flicks like The Mask and Dumb and Dumber. These unlikely successes soon vaulted the comedian into the Twenty Million (as in dollars per movie) Club and led to more mainstream films and dramatic fare. The Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon, for example, and the critically acclaimed Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind allowed him to showcase more of his talents than audiences had previously seen. Still, he's best known as one of Hollywood's premiere comics -- ever. What do the stars have to say about Carrey's appeal?
January 17, 1962
Born with his Sun in Capricorn, Carrey is a responsible and hardworking man who seeks perfection from all his efforts. Rest assured that those jokes aren't happenstance! Capricorn's glow is all about success in business and the respect of one's peers. If this leads to money, even better. While ego has a tendency to get in Carrey's way, the comic has a more or less measured outlook on things and knows what he wants.
Carrey's Sun sits in the middle of a stellium, a confluence of three or more planets. In this case, it's a Capricorn/Aquarius stellium made up of Mars, Venus, the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury. The main thrust of this stellium is an intensification of both Capricorn and Aquarian energies. It's worth noting that since Capricorn and Aquarius dominate this chart, things are not well balanced in Carrey's heavenly plan.
When the Goat and the Water Bearer come together, the result is a very hard worker, one who will find his own niche. (Carrey has certainly come to own physical comedy, and it's hard to imagine anyone doing it better.) This stellium also pegs the comic as someone who must be his own boss. With both Capricorn and Aquarius ruled by domineering Saturn (it should be noted that Uranus is the modern-day ruler of Aquarius while Saturn is its ancient ruler), discipline and hard work are further emphasized for this funnyman, to the point where Carrey may be hard-pressed to see anything other than his work. An overarching need to succeed is also in ample evidence in this configuration.
The presence of Mars and Venus in Capricorn signals Carrey's will to overcome his humble beginnings. With Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn all in Aquarius, look for Carrey to get ahead by being unique. Breaking down this stellium, one sees Uranus at the 29th degree of Leo quincunx (a 150-degree angle) to the Sun and Saturn. This aspect falls right in the middle of the stellium and causes much friction. Uranus's quincunx to the Sun is the mark of rebellious and willful behavior that could get in the way of Carrey's considerable ambition. It further suggests a tendency toward abrupt speech and excitable behavior, and speaks to a dictatorial streak. With Uranus's quincunx to Saturn, one sees a rebel chomping at the bit. Carrey wants his freedom but also sees the value of discipline. Shall the two ever meet? Perhaps, perhaps not. The fact that Uranus is at the 29th degree speaks to lessons to be learned by the comedian.
Neptune is square to both Mercury and Jupiter in Carrey's stellium. Neptune's square to Mercury is a sign of illogical thinking. Carrey may be bewildered by his ideas and will struggle to get to the heart of things. Neptune's square to Jupiter doesn't fare much better: Carrey's judgment may be impaired, and he may be easily misled. The comic is fair game for manipulators, although others may find him to be so out there that they'll just leave him alone. Lastly, Pluto finds itself quincunx Saturn and Jupiter in this stellium. Pluto's quincunx to Saturn speaks to greed and ruthless ambition while its quincunx to Jupiter highlights a disregard for principles and disrespect for the law. Bottom line: The Plutonian energy here is all about power and turning that power into money -- whatever the price.
A quick peek at Carrey's Moon in Gemini marks the comedian as restless yet fluid. The comic can do two things at once and do them both well; knowing a little about a lot is also in the mix. Interestingly enough, while Carrey is good at making people laugh, he can flip to his dark side in no time flat.
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