Tom Cruise Birth Chart – Cancer Zodiac Sign Horoscope & Birthday

Tom Cruise’s birth chart, interpreted by The AstroTwins

The following analysis by celebrity astrologers Tali & Ophi Edut, aka The AstroTwins, highlights the most interesting astrological features of Tom Cruise’s birth chart for all level astrology readers to understand. Additional reporting by Astrostyle Contributing Editor Tasha Beg @thepopastrologist

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When Is Tom Cruise’s Birthday?

Tom Cruise’s birthday is July 3.

Tom Cruise’s Sun Sign Is In Intuitive Cancer

•The Sun represents the essence of your personality, your main character energy•

Tom Cruise’s astrological sign is Cancer. He was born July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, NY.

Ruled by the moon, Cancer people are incredibly connected with their emotions and often seek spiritual or religious practices for support. 

Tom Cruise’s Cancer Sun is located in the second house of his birth chart, concerned with resources and confidence. The second house is also linked to Taurean energy, which rules the throat and the voice. Tom has certainly been an outspoken advocate of Scientology as he credits the church with helping him overcome his dyslexia.

Tom Cruise’s Moon Is Also In Tender Cancer

•Your moon sign governs the “inner you” and influences your emotions•

Not only is Tom a Cancer Sun, but his moon is in Cancer, turning up the volume on his feelings and sensitivity! As a water sign, Cancer deals exclusively in emotions, finding comfort in a safe and nurturing community to insulate in. 

Cancer is a sign associated with nostalgia and memory. It’s no surprise that Tom Cruise was able to seamlessly assume his starring role in the recent Top Gun: Maverick movie, bringing us all back to 1986 as if no time had passed.

Tom Cruise’s Rising Sign Is Social Butterfly Gemini

•Your rising sign, or ascendant, is the first impression you make. Like a filter, it “tints” your Sun sign•

Tom Cruise is a Gemini Rising. Gemini risings are social creatures who like being out on the town. Beneath the seemingly breezy exterior, however, lies someone who takes great pride in their work, emotionally investing in their projects. As a Gemini Rising, Tom Cruise is a natural leader who inspires others with his innate sensitivity and charm. 

Gemini is also the sign associated with dynamic duos, no surprise that Tom Cruise had partnered up with his former talent agent, Paula Wagner, to form Cruise/Wagner Productions back in 1993. Cruise’s production company has since co-produced several of his movies including Mission Impossible.

Love Astrology of Tom Cruise: Huge Romantic

•Venus and Mars are the love planets in astrology. In your birth chart, Venus represents seduction and romance while Mars represents lust, motivation and erotic instincts.

Mars and Venus in Tom Cruise’s natal chart are situated in a tense aspect to each other in the zodiac (known as a square), reflecting a potential struggle to harmonize conflicting energies.

Tom’s Venus is in Leo, the ultimate sign of the performer. Leos are also huge romantics, and tend to wear their heart on their sleeves. His Venus happens to be situated close to the planet Uranus (shocking) in his natal chart: very much unexpected couch-jumping-love-professing energy. 

With Tom’s Mars in Taurus, he inherently prefers to be steady eddy, acting with caution rather than diving off the deep end. His grand romantic gestures might actually backfire on him, however, as Mars in Taurus can also reflect the status quo and public standards of behavior, with Mars reflecting an antagonistic presence in his chart.

Tom Cruise’s Chart Ruler Is Youthful Mercury

•Your chart ruler is the planet that rules over your rising sign•

Tom Cruise’s chart ruler is Mercury, the planet that governs Gemini, his Rising sign. His natal Mercury is in Gemini, making it an especially empowered natal placement. Tom is a dynamic speaker, with a natural ability to pull you in.

Tom Cruise’s Gemini Mercury is located in his first house of reputation. With Mercury ruling over language and scripts, Tom’s certainly the messenger behind iconic movie quotes like “show me the money!” and “you complete me.”

What Jupiter in Tom Cruise’s Birth Chart Means 

•Jupiter in your birth chart reveals where you’re adventurous and willing to take risks•

Tom Cruise has Jupiter in Pisces in his eleventh house of fans and friends. Jupiter is a planet that depicts one’s social, moral and religious ethics. Jupiter can also depict someone’s “main character energy” in their natal charts as well as “guru” symbolism.

Tom’s Jupiter happens to be in Pisces, the ultimate sign of spirituality and fame. While Tom Cruise may be a world famous movie star and heart throb (Katie Holmes did dream of marrying him as a child), he is also widely known for his commitment to the Church of Scientology.

Tom Cruise’s South Node Is Also In Rebellious Aquarius

•Astrologers use the nodes of the moon (found opposite each other in your birth chart) to determine where your destiny lies (North Node) and what you were in past lifetimes (South Node).

Tom Cruise also happens to have his South Node (past-life karma) in Aquarius and his North Node (destiny) in Leo

His South Node is in his ninth house, while his North Node rests in his third house, emphasizing the Gemini focus in his chart (the third house has the energy of Gemini). The Aquarius-Leo axis revolves around popularity; Tom Cruise certainly walks a serious tightrope between being beloved (Leo) and being embroiled in cultural controversy (Aquarius).

Tom Cruise Happens to have Saturn, the Planet of Karmic Lessons on his South Node

Aquarius is a sign also associated with cults or groups of like-minded individuals. With Saturn, the planet of harsh reality, on his South Node in his ninth house of religion, Tom certainly faces criticism from the community (Aquarius) for his beliefs. 

On another note, Aquarius is the sign associated with alternative beliefs while Saturn indicates mastery or elderhood. With Saturn on his South Node, Tom Cruise certainly embodies the wise elder of his non-mainstream faith.

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