Wings of Desire

This piece of German cinema might be the most romantic film ever made. That’s because the major character is a fallen angel. It takes place within the cultural underbelly of Berlin in 1986. The people are trying to exist within the disintegration of the old culture and the introduction of modern new values. The story is told through the eyes of angels called the watchers. 

For thousands of years it has been the task of the watchers to walk invisibly among humans and to witness their progress. Everywhere they go they find that people are locked into pain due to their general anxiety. It is disheartening to discover that humans are so absorbed in their distress that they cannot accept the solace offered silently by these angels.

While making his rounds one of the angels, Daniel, discovers two humans who sense his heavenly presence. Needless to say he is intrigued. One of them is a female acrobat who is lonely but struggling to be “free.” The second is a popular television star, who later on is discovered to be a former watcher who has chosen to become human.

Both beings change the central angel’s life. While making his rounds one angel, Daniel, discovers two humans who sense his heavenly presence. Needless to say he is intrigued. One of them is a female acrobat who is lonely but struggling to be “free.” The second is a popular television star, who later on is discovered to be a former watcher who has chosen to become human. Both beings change the central angel’s life

Soon Danial is drawn down from his lofty vantage point into a world of new experiences including drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and falling in love. The film ends with the angel describing his first sexual encounter with such heavenly sensitivity that it barely resembles the act that so many dismiss as shameful and express as a curse.

The Dayology Analysis

#73 SAT ARI
3/22/1941
Bruno Ganz
#26 TUE TAU
5/16/1961
Solveig Dommartin

Bruno Ganz (the actor playing the angel) was born on Saturday giving Saturn rulership of his INNER Self. Having an Aries Sun Sign makes Mars the ruler of his OUTER Self. This combination of energies creates an extraordinarily serious being with a tendency to extremely bold moves.

Solveig Dommartin (the actor playing acrobat) was born on Tuesday making Mars her INNER Self.  Her Sun Sign in Taurus means that Venus is the ruler of her OUTER Self. When these energies are merged they form an active individual with a sensual and down-to-earth nature.

Actors bring their own natures to the roles they play. In this case the casting is excellent. The successful portrayal of these elusive characters comes from the fact that Solveig’s INNER Self and Bruno’s OUTER Self are both ruled by passionate Mars. The cross aspect is often found in relationships where two individuals have much to share.