Award-winning actor and singer, Aneurin Barnard was born on Friday, 8th May 1987 in Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. I don't have his time of birth, so his horoscope will be less than 50% complete.
Born with the Sun in the sign of Taurus, and the Moon in Virgo, Aneurin is hard-working, down to earth and modest. Determined, patient and perhaps a bit stubborn, he knows what he wants and has probably always been aware of his innate talents. Although he needs to be emotionally fulfilled by his work, he could have a tendency to allow his head to rule his heart. In his early years, he may have been shy and perhaps this led him to keep his feelings hidden, but his natural creativity will allow him to express himself emotionally through acting and singing. Aneurin is honest, trustworthy, warm-hearted and kind.
The Sun in conjunction with Mercury in Aneurin's natal chart shows him to be very intelligent and he enjoys meeting people and discussing various subjects. A good conversation means a lot to him as he has a great need to share his ideas and opinions. However, sometimes he may not listen to other people's views as much as he should. Having said that, he has great skill in commanding attention. Communication comes easy for him, and he expresses himself well. This planetary influence - as well as having the Sun in Taurus and Mars in Gemini - imbues Aneurin with excellent vocal ability. This is evident in his work as an actor - he is extremely proficient at enhancing his performance by using different accents - and also in his beautiful singing voice.
With Venus in the sign of Aries, Aneurin is liked because he is genuine, not because he has to rely on fake charm - although he is naturally charming - and superficial behaviour. He is socially dynamic, refined, and needs harmonious surroundings. Sometimes he will be over-accommodating for the sake of peace. He has a competitive instinct, especially in matters of love, and can be prone to impulsive attractions. Venus is in a sextile aspect to Mars and shows that he gets on well with others and has many friends who love him because he makes everyone feel good about themselves, treating them with respect and affection. Aneurin hates any kind of conflict - peace, love, harmony and friendship are vitally important to him..
Venus in conjunction with Jupiter indicates that Aneurin is a genuinely warm, generous and affectionate young man. He is faithful to his friends and loved ones, and is an inspiration to many people. This planetary aspect suggests an abundance of wealth, so he will definitely enjoy comfort and all the good things in life - if not now, then in his later years. Love, kindness and understanding are all indicated by this planetary combination. Aneurin would be excellent in public relations, working with young people or as a counsellor. His warm personality will make him popular with almost everybody and they will respect and respond to his honesty. If there's one thing that Aneurin hates it's insincerity.
Mars in the sign of Gemini gives Aneurin superior communication skills. This planetary position is often found in the charts of journalists, reporters, and broadcasters. This is the hallmark of dynamic dialogue and is a powerful indication of acting ability. It shows that he has a charming voice that people can listen to for hours. I feel that he may be attracted to languages, and of course he is already bilingual, speaking both his native Welsh as well as English. He's a natural storyteller - acting is a form of storytelling and is the reason he's such a brilliant actor. I definitely see great writing talent in Aneurin's chart. He is young in mind, body and spirit and probably has a great affinity with children.
Mars is in an opposition aspect to Saturn in Aneurin's natal chart. This is really interesting for many reasons - particularly as it is also present in the birth chart of King Richard III, whom Aneurin so beautifully portrayed in the TV drama 'The White Queen'. I have come across this phenomenon frequently when studying the charts of actors. Particularly if the role they play involves the portrayal of a real person, the actor's chart resonates with that person's own chart. In Richard's chart, Mars is in a Fire Sign opposite Saturn in an Air Sign - in Aneurin's chart Mars is in an Air Sign opposite Saturn in a Fire Sign. A mirror image of the same elements with exactly the same planetary aspect. Not only that - Richard's Saturn is located at 20 degrees, and so is Aneurin's!
So what does this mean? With Richard III this planetary influence symbolised his disability - scoliosis, curvature of the spine. Medically, Saturn rules anything to do with bones. But this planetary aspect also gave him great courage, endurance and the ability to deal with the harsh realities of life. Obviously, I don't know Aneurin's medical history, but psychologically this planetary influence provides stamina and determination. Emotionally, there could be repressed anger, and a person with this aspect can feel weighed down by some kind of responsibility. Mars in aspect to Saturn can sometimes be an indication of holding in emotions and feelings of resentment from the past. Usually something in childhood that caused them to feel vulnerable or frightened. If this is true for Aneurin, then it's possible he may still occasionally experience a feeling of inferiority, but his past experiences will also give him great strength of character.