Pattern Repetition > Sun Venus trines
Tom and Rebecca de Mornay
Rebecca's progressing Venus briefly trines Tom's natal Sun in 1983.
Tom and Mimi Rogers
A natal Sun natal Venus trine between Tom's Sun and Mimi's Venus. The real relationship-forming aspect in this synastry matrix, is a very romantic natal Venus, progressed Venus trine (shown in blue in the matrix).
Venus trines are intensely attracting aspects. It takes some insight to cope with the progressed version as it leaves a gap in its wake. This one was exact in 1987 and probably at its most intense in 1986. See the graph below for its approximate progress.
Tom with Nicole Kidman
After Mimi came Nicole. There is a six-degree gap between their natal Venuses (cells B6 and E6), and a number of sextile aspects, which theoretically give a friendly regard which makes an ideal relationship for many couples (David and Victoria Beckham have a similar planetary arrangement). The only problem with sextiles is they can be trumped by the compatibility of trines, the similarity of conjunctions and the passionate attraction of oppositions.
Tom with Penelope Cruz
Tom gave up sextiles after almost ten years and built a relationship with Penelope Cruz founded upon a very close progressed Sun progressed Venus trine. This is one of the most popular relationship aspects. They split in 2004.
Tom with Katie Holmes
Tom seemingly exchanged a progressed Sun Venus trine for two of the natal variety. The problem here is that they are both quite wide (I measure these aspects for stats purposes at two degrees and one minute of arc). The closer of the two is just over three degrees apart (about the same distance as the same aspect between John Lennon and Yoko Ono).
The second trine, between Katie's Sun and Tom's Venus is very wide (about seven degrees). There are some useful Mars aspects here, suggesting the couple can work together.
I have seen several close double-Sun-Venus trines, the most notable being between Bob Geldof and Paula Yates (see Chapter Thirteen of When Stars Collide) and Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. Walt Disney's parents also shared two close natal Sun Venus trines.
Penelope and Mathew McConaughey
Rarer than the trine, the progressed Sun progressed Venus opposition still occurs more often than we would expect in relationships. Very close aspects exactly like this one were present in the relationships of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Tom Baker and Lalla Ward, Mike Tyson and Robin Givens, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley.
Nicole and Keith Urban
Nicole and Keith married in 2006 under the auspices of a progressed Sun natal Venus trine and a progressed Venus natal Sun trine.