I don’t have a personal opinion on Brad or Angelina as I am not really a fan of either. I do however have an affinity for anyone that adopts children I think it is one of the most selfless acts a person can do.
The Divorce is quite obvious
Uranus is squaring Angelina’s Venus in Cancer though it never reached an exact square one would presume a divorce or separation would be eminent. Venus in your natal chart along with your 7th house and the ruler of the 7th house all relate to relationships and partnerships. Uranus is the planet of the unexpected and yes separation. Hard Uranus/Venus aspects are often prominent in the charts of people that file for divorce (though not always). Angelina Jolie has Venus square Uranus in her natal chart which reflects her several marriages. This is often found in the natal charts of people that marry more than one time. Elizabeth Taylor famous for her multiple marriages has Uranus conjunct Venus. Via progression Angelina’s natal Venus square Uranus is almost exact indicating a break up or separation is likely
Uranus rearranges whatever it touches, it shakes things up, breaks things up, awakens us and brings sudden abrupt changes.
It isn’t always mentioned but when Uranus transits the 10th house -as is the case with Angelina you see a change in marital status. the 10th house rules your reputation and how you are publicly seen so clearly marriage and divorce change this.
Brad Pitt has Venus in Capricorn and today the exact day they have filed for divorce Uranus is squaring his natal Venus so here we have the theme of separation, a break up etc.
When a couple have Venus signs in the same mode (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable) they will be challenged at the same time. It can be very difficult because one person cannot be the voice of reason when 2 people are both itching to sever ties.
I have discussed this before with Ben Affleck’s divorce You can read more about this here:
(Though clearly, they seem to be attempting to make it work, Ben Affleck has Moon in Scorpio however destructive he may be this can be a sign committed to family in its own right)
Brad Pitt also has Saturn sitting on the Ascendant, the 1st house cusp. When Saturn leaves the 12th house and crosses into the 1st it is a time to get serious about what we want. The 1st house is YOU; it rules our first breath. When a planet transits the 1st house we are asked to consider; what do I want? You also have to think in terms of polarities what happens in the 1st also influences the 7th-which is the house of marriage and will also square the 4th house of home and 10th house of career and reputation. The 4 angular houses in astrology are known as “the cross of life” when an outer planet transits one angular house it will at some point influence all of the angular houses.
It is reported that Brad had an “affair” let it be noted that my astrology instructor said you can cheat when a planet is in the 12th house after all the 12th house is the closet, it holds our secrets but once a planet crosses into the 1st your secrets will be revealed. The 12th house -no one sees not even you-it holds our self-undoing but the 1st house everyone sees.
Brad Pitt also has Uranus squaring his Moon- the moon rules the women in your life, it also rules your home where you live. Most recently Johnny Depp had this transit we all see how that turned out.
Lastly, we take a look at the Composite chart this is the energy of two people coming together; what do they create. Everyone is different with different people and the composite chart shows how you function together as unit.
Uranus here is prominent it is opposite the composite Venus so we continue to see those themes of divorce and separation. Also, Jupiter is about to enter the 1st house this transit is one known to seek freedom (interestingly enough they first got together when Jupiter entered the composite 1st house indicating the relationship lasted one full Jupiter cycle) and this last eclipse hit the Composite Sun head on. The Composite Sun is the life force of the couple, the identity a Full Moon eclipse often signify endings, completion and the end of an era.