What can I say, this couple intrigues me for some reason. It was just all so out of the blue, and fast ! I always thought Ian was an incredibly good looking and sexy guy. Perfect typing to play a vampire too with all his Scorpio!
Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder just recently got hitched on April 26th of this year. Nikki was previously married to American Idol alum Paul MacDonald from October 2011 to March of 2014 when they split. They were engaged after just two months of dating.
Nikki and Ian began dating in July of 2014 and they got engaged in January, and then married this April. They were engaged after 6 months of dating.
Too soon? Too fast? I'm inclined to think so. There seems to be a pattern here of jumping into engagements and marriage without getting to know someone well. Unless there's another reason that's more business oriented that the public doesn't know about. I know many actors and actresses date and hire beards to hide the fact that they are gay from the public. I'm not saying this is true here, but its certainly a popular practice in Hollywood. Or, sometimes people in Hollywood get hitched just to boost each other's career in some way - it's a limited contract. Who knows what the reason is - these two may really be into each other and in the throes of passion and love. They certainly do like to broadcast it though - tons of instagram pics. Many gossip columnists call them 'thirsty.' A new phrase to me, but I get it. They seem to really want the attention.
So, what's going on with their charts?
Below is a comparison of their charts. Ian's natal chart is the inside wheel, and Nikki's chart is the outside wheel. This way you can see which planets aspect what.
Right off the bat you can see that Nikki's Pluto conjuncts Ian's Venus and Uranus conjunction in Scorpio. Holy smokers....and I mean that literally! That is one super hot aspect between two people. Super sexual, super exciting and I can see why they're into each other. Yep - hot.
Ian's Venus Uranus conjunction in Scorpio makes him perfect to play unpredictable and sexy Damon Salvatore. Venus conjunct Uranus in Scorpio makes Ian quite sexy and unpredictable himself. This aspect is not known for being the 'settling down' type of energy. They love their freedom, and they seem to dig the rollercoaster of excitement when it comes to love and romance. Ian is also a Sag, which is also a very freedom loving sign. This aspect between Nikki and Ian is more about lust and excitement than it is about love.
Nikki's Uranus Saturn conjunction in Capricorn squares Ian's Moon in Aries. Ruh roh. We usually see Saturn aspects between couples who are married for a long time as Saturn is the cement that is needed to hold people together. But Saturn square Moon? That's a tough one to navigate, as the Moon person usually ends up feeling like the Saturn person is too controlling or that they just can't make them happy. Or Ian may feel like Nikki is more like his mother than his wife.
Then, Nikki's Uranus squares his Moon. That's another aspect of excitement and unpredictability. It can feel very addictive and exciting and erotic at the beginning of a relationship, but it's very unstable and does not bode well at all for a marriage. Uranus aspects can be very separative. I'd say this aspect between them could be a deal breaker right there.
Nikki's Neptune in Capricorn also squares Ian's Moon. Wow, Ian's moon is really getting nailed. This is the same idea...its all romantic and dreamy at the beginning, but when reality sets in it can just feel like he never really knew her at all. Neptune can cloak things and put them in a lovely rose coloured light. Or, it could be that Ian has Nikki on a pedestal, which of course means she will fall off one day.
Ian's Venus in Scorpio could possibly be trine her Venus in Cancer...except we don't know Nikki's time of birth. Her Venus might be in Gemini, which would'n't be that great.
Ian's Uranus also squares Nikki's Mars. Another aspect of excitement and up and down energies. Again, there seems to be a lot of that between them. Not a good aspect to have for a long-term union. The couples who do well with Uranus aspects are couples who can channel this separative energy in a positive way. For example, say if one of the couple was an airline pilot and was away from home for long periods of time. That could be symbolic of Uranus. Or, a couple who engaged in highly unusual and exciting activities together - that could channel Uranus. Aside from these cases though, harsh Uranus aspects tend to be extremely hard to deal with, as this separative energy has to come out somehow.
Nikki's Taurus planets do reside in Ian's 7th house of marriage, so that's good. I don't know if its enough though.
There's lots more between them, but I like to get to the nitty gritty of Saturn and Uranus and Pluto to see what's really going on. I can see that they are in the throes of lust and passion right now, which is awesome, but taking one's time before getting married may be prudent with all that Uranus floating around. The Uranus excitement will wear off eventually and then they'll see if they are meant to be.