Tuesday 16 July 2013

J. R. Martinez (American actor, motivational speaker, army veteran, survivor)

* J. R. Martinez's wristwatch saved the underlying skin when he sustained burns to a third of his body while serving in Iraq. He now has a tattoo of a watch around his wrist, with the hands showing 2:30 p.m. - the time of his injury and of his birth. At the time of his injury Jupiter on the Ascendant was conjunct his natal Venus-Moon conjunction in Leo, Pluto in Sagittarius was opposite his natal Mars, and the Sun in Aries was conjunct his natal Eris. That's a lot of fire, in a Grand Fire Trine. Martinez has transcended his injuries partly by becoming a motivational speaker. Data and charts below.


Jose Rene "J. R." Martinez (born June 14, 1983) is an American actor, motivational speaker and former U.S. Army soldier. Starting in 2008, he played the role of Brot Monroe on the ABC daytime drama All My Children. He is the winner of Season 13 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Martinez served as the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Rose Parade.

In 2003, Martinez sustained severe burns to over 34 percent of his body while serving as an Army infantryman in Iraq. Since his recovery, he has traveled around the country speaking about his experiences to corporations, veterans groups, schools and other organizations.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.


BIRTH DATA: Jose Rene Martinez, 14 June 1983, 14:30 (2:30 p.m.) CDT (+5), Shreveport, Louisiana, USA (32°N31, 93w45). ASC: 9 Libra. RR: A/B (from his mother in an autobiography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes J.R. Martinez, Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength, and Spirit (New York: Hyperion, 2012),
p. 5:
"On June 14, 1983, she gave birth to me at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport."
p. 174:
"The tattoo you've more likely seen on me is the watch on my left wrist . . . 'And by the way, out of curiosity, what time of day was I born?' 'It was two thirty in the afternoon,' she [my mother] told me. I was born and reborn at the same time."

Martinez reveals the same info about his time of birth in an online interview: Kit Hoover, "J.R. Martinez Explains His Watch Tattoo: What's The Significance?" www.accesshollywood.com, http://watch.accesshollywood.com/video/j.r.-martinez-explains-his-watch-tattoo:-whats-the-significance/1320847036001.

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J.R. Martinez natal chart

J.R. Martinez injury chart: 5 April 2003, 14:30 (2:30 p.m.) BADT (-4), Karbala, Iraq (32n36, 44e02).

J.R. Martinez bi-wheel

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