A Very Public Battle:
Alec Baldwin was born on April 3rd, 1958 in Massapequa, New York and Kim Basinger was born on December 8th, 1953 in Athens, GA.
Since divorcing in 2002, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger have been embroiled in a bitter custody battle that seems to have taken them deeper into mutual animosity. An astrological look shows the underlying tensions in the birth chart, both each on their own and together. They're an example of how compatible Sun signs can only take you so far.
An Exuberant, Adventurous Match:
Both of these movie stars have fire sign Suns -- Alec in Aries
and Kim in Sagittarius
-- setting the stage for a robust beginning. They met on the set of The Marrying Man in 1991 and tied the knot in real life two years later. The famous, talented pair likely fed off the sparks between them, encouraging creative challenges and playful passions.
Rebels with Causes:
The composite Sun and Mercury for their relationship are both in Aquarius
. And Alec has his Venus
in Aquarius, which leads him to supporting progressive causes and candidates. Alec has also said he is devoted to bringing awareness to "parental alienation," and is writing a book about divorce. Both are vegetarians and Kim has been a champion of animal rights, posing in ads for PETA.
Mars and Marital Discord:
In their individual birth charts, both Kim and Alec have intense aspects involving their natal Mars
and unpredictable Uranus. Chances are high that both have a formidable temper, which flares up without warning against the other. There were probably many skirmishes followed by wild make-up sex, but at some point, perhaps the wounds ran too deep.
The Dark Side of the Moon:
Kim was painfully shy as a girl and even now there's a Garbo-esque quality to her public persona. Her Capricorn Moon
lends reserve and even melancholy to all that Sadge free-spiritedness. Alec's Moon is in Libra
, the polarity of his Sun sign, so despite his reputation, he is likely very unsettled by all this highly publicized conflict. Their Moons are in conflict with a square. Alec once complained that Kim would never vacation with him without their child. Perhaps her bond and sense of duty to her child (Capricorn) is all-encompassing, and trumped his desire to maintain their separate life as a couple. (Libra)
How Could He Say those Things?:
Alec Baldwin has been raked over the coals for the taped voice mail message he left his 11-year old daughter Ireland. Already a hot-headed Aries, with a hair-trigger Mars, his Mercury
has an opposition to Neptune and a square to Uranus. This makes him liable to fly off the handle, and have a hard time seeing a situation clearly. At times, he may feel like he can't control himself and what he says. Later, his Libra planets likely cause him to try his best to make amends.
When will it all end?:
Alec and Kim have a child together, and therefore, will always be bound through what their union created. Despite how it may look to outsiders, their relationship will likely continue to provoke personal transformation for them to the end of their lives. Who knows -- maybe they'll get back together. Their composite chart has Moon and Saturn
conjunct in Scorpio, and they're enmeshed in the hate phase of their love-hate relationship. More hurt may be done, but eventually, this connection will rise up the a Phoenix out of the ashes -- in this life or the next!