Richard Tiffany Gere is born August 31, 1949. He will be 70 this year 2019. He is a Virgo, Cancer rising with his Moon in Sagittarius.
The second of 5 children, he studied music in highcshool and played a number of instruments and wrote scores for high school productions. He won a gymnastics scholarship and attended University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
After two years of college he left to pursue an acting career landing his firs leading role in the London production of the rock musical “Grease” in 1973.
His first onscreen roll was “Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977). Off-screen, he spent 1978 meeting Tibetans when he traveled to Nepal.
He played in “American Gigolo” (1980) which put him in the role of a major star. Then in 1982 “Officer and a Gentleman” and then another big picture witth Julia Roberts “Pretty Woman” 1990. Then by popular demand for the return of the duo in 1999 “Runaway Bride”.
He married Cindy Crawford on December 12, 1991 but they divorced in 1995. Dated Carey Lowell and had a son on February 6, 2000 named Homer James Jigme Gere.
People magazine picked him as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1991 and the sexiest alive in 1999. He is an accomplished pianist and music writer.
Above all, he is a humanitarian. A founding member of “Tibet House”, a non-profit organization to preserve the Tibetan Culture. He has been a active supporter of “Survival International” which is a worldwide organization
supporting tribal people. These tribes are all over the world. It includes natives of the Amazon, the maasai of East Africa, the Wichi of Argentina, and others.
He is obviously a very giving and caring person as well as being one of the top Hollywood actors in American films.
HIS ASTROLOGICAL PROFILE: (Tropical)
He has Sun in Virgo, Cancer rising and Moon in Sagittarius. His Sun in Virgo is conjunct Saturn within 2 degrees. Sun is at 7 degrees while Saturn is at 9 degrees.
This is a very disciplined (Saturn) person. Many renunciates have Saturn close to the Sun. Both of these planets are in the 3rd house normally ruled by Gemini.
Here we find the teacher, writer and communicator. Virgo/Gemini are both rule by Mercury.
Virgo is a sign affiliated with the healing arts. Virgo is a sign that enjoys serving others and many become nurses. Sun sextile Uranus in Cancer in the 12th allows him to find unique ways (Uranus) to nurture the world as Uranus is
opposing Jupiter in Capricorn in the 7th house.
Virgo does things quietly. They are not in love with getting attentions and with all of his credentials as a musician, actor and humanitarian, I have always felt that he is one of the most humble souls we have seen as a famous actor.
One time he dressed up as a bum in NY to see if anyone would notice him. Most people just walked past him.
His Moon in Sagittarius is his need to travel and have room in his personal life as well as his major in Philosophy in college. Sagittarius is one the most philosophical signs and they can be international travelers.
They are not easy to get close with in personal relationships. This combined with his Sun/Saturn
conjunction shows a disciplined nature when it comes to romance.
Cancer rising is found in many charts of people who care for those who are less fortunate. The late Jerry Lewis, Dan Folgelberg and Pope Francis also has it.
Richards involvement with equal rights for those in tribal communities is an example of someone who could take his money and spend it on himself only but chooses to include the family of humanity in his heart. What a gift of example for so many who have so much but give so little. We need more souls like Richard Gere on planet Earth.
So, you may be asking yourself at this point, where is the show biz of romance and sexuality coming from in his chart?
Its the sign of Libra. I see over and over again who are famous in the arts some connections to Libra. You have to have some energy of attraction. Libra is about beauty and harmony. The ruling planet of Libra is Venus.
Richard has Mercury, Venus, Neptune, South Node and part of fortune all in Libra in the 4th house normally ruled by Cancer. Venus in Libra is the placement that can make any woman or man attractive.
His past life gifts (South Node) in Libra shows he developed artistic qualities and very good at diplomacy. Finding balance.
When his Sun progressed into the sign of Libra at the age of 23 in 1972, he is becoming more noticed and in 1977 with his first major role as Mr. Goodbar, his progressed Sun in Libra was conjunct his natal Mercury and beginning to move into a conjunction with his natal Venus.
In 1980, with his major breaking role in “ American Gigolo”, his progressed Sun was right on top of his natal Venus. Bingo.... 1990 his progressed Sun in Libra conjunct his part of fortune in Libra gave us “Pretty Woman”at the age of 41.
His progressed Venus would have entered Scorpio at 18 years old and would remain in Scorpio till 48. Libra and Scorpio are two signs that create beauty and sexual magnetism.
He is a relationship person but having his South Node in Libra shows he gave a lot of himself in past lives and in this lifetime he wanted too learn how to empower himself.
The relationship with his work would become important for him to empower himself enough so that he could help others with his own power rather than leaning on others to feel empowered. Something he did in past lives too much.
Jupiter in Capricorn can be very giving. Mars in Cancer can be weak to the needs of those who have too little. Pisces rules his MC or vocational house cusp and Jupiter is in the 7th. He is a people person. People see him as bigger than life
He is handsome, talented in so many ways and one of the most generous humanitarians in the world. Richard Gere is in the “Celebrity Spotlight” Namaste: