Archive for September 2011
The birthday girl for September 28 is Dita Von Teese.
Hot on the heels of praising Gwyneth Paltrow for wearing no makeup in my previous post, in this post I’m going to praise Dita Von Teese for never leaving the house without makeup.
Libra is the high maintenance sign. The sort of refinement that Von Teese embodies is a perfect example to other Libra women. You’re so much better off when you look as if you’ve put in the work.
The birthday girl for September 27 is Gwyneth Paltrow.
I have to admit that Paltrow is growing on me. For some reason, I generally loathe the celebrity children of celebrity parents until they prove themselves worthy of my affection. Paltrow is doing exactly that lately. Just a couple of weeks ago she appeared at a book signing sans makeup. Normally I associate this zodiac sign with high-maintenance, but Paltrow looked gorgeous with her fresh face.
Nevertheless, Paltrow wouldn’t have a fresh face without a decent diet, plenty of exercise and adequate sleep. I encourage Libra women to embrace everything about fashion that can make them flawless, but always remember that you’ve got start with a clean canvas before you can create anything of artistic merit. Paltrow understands that, and that’s what’s winning me over to her side. She gets better looking every day.
The birthday girl for September 26 is Linda Hamilton.
I’m not sure what to think of the fact that Hamilton, Sigourney Weaver and Kate Winslet share the same zodiac sign. It tells me that director (and Hamilton’s ex-husband) James Cameron has a thing for Libra women. I wouldn’t normally associate the sign with the sort of action heroes played by Hamilton and Weaver. In real life, Libra natives tend to be more passive/aggressive than aggressive/aggressive.
Two other women are featured prominently in Cameron’s films: Jamie Lee Curtis and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. They share Scorpio as their sun sign. In five films that feature a genuine leading lady, only two signs have been cast. Hmmm . . .
The birthday girl for September 25 is Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Almost every image of Zeta-Jones that pops into my head is an image of the actress in a monchromatic evening gown. She’s really become known for her red carpet appearances.
In my previous post I joked that all Libra women should wear caftans all the time. I guess gowns are okay, too. Anything that provides a clean, unbroken line from head-to-toe is all right with me.
The birthday girl for September 24 is Audra Lindley.
It never occured to me to look up Lindley’s zodiac sign. Just a moment ago, while I was looking at celebrity birthdays, I stumbled across the name of the actress who played Mrs. Roper on TV. It makes sense that a woman who has become synonymous with the caftan was a Libra.
In my book, I encourage Libra women to wear a single color or pattern head-to-toe as to not break up the vertical line that flatters them so beautifully. And what does that better than a caftan? Well, I guess I can think of a few things. Still, I’m going to recommend that all Libra should wear caftans all the time. Why not? I suppose it beats sweatpants . . .
The birthday boy for September 23 is Jason Alexander.
There was nothing about George Costanza to remind me that Jason Alexander was a Libra. His character on “Seinfeld” had to have something more manic about him, so I expected to find either a strong irrational Pisces influence in his chart or a stellium in neurotic Virgo, because there aren’t a lot of sitcom actors who can make a living playing characters so unlike themselves.
Looking at his natal chart, I didn’t find any planets in Virgo besides Pluto. However, I did discover that Alexander has a Pisces rising. He also has a Gemini moon which can explain a few more things about the mercurial George Costanza.
In person, Alexander seems calm and rather dignified — just like a Libra native. Yet he didn’t have to go very far within himself to access the parts of his chart that helped to make him a star.
Today’s birthday girl is Joan Jett. Because today is a cusp day, I had a look at Joan’s natal chart to determine whether or not she’s a Virgo or a Libra. She most definitely is a Virgo, however, the moon changed signs right around noon on the day that she was born. I have no idea what her moon sign is!
Nevertheless, I did notice a nearly perfect grand trine between the sun, the moon and Mars in her chart. With the moon involved, of course the perfection of that aspect wanes if her birthtime is far from noon. I’d like to know. The aspect spells SUCCESS to me.
Joan, drop me a line. Better yet, you’re coming to perform at the casino by my house next month. I’ll meet you and we can go over a few things, okay?
It’s the day I’ve been waiting for!
Saturn moves into my first house today. It’s conjunct my ascendant exactly at 4:15 PM MST. So what does that mean and why am I so excited?
Astrologers often compare the effect of Saturn in a particular house as a “wet blanket” on the areas of an individual’s life ruled by that particular house. In one’s natal twelfth house, Saturn can make you feel as if you’re at a loss, just never knowing what to do with yourself. I can relate!
However, Saturn operates a little differently with Capricorn individuals as it’s their ruling planet. There is an implicit understanding with most Capricorns that patience is a virtue. Saturn in the twelfth house provides a Capricorn native with a roughly thirty-month period in which he or she is taught to play the waiting game. Of course, this time doesn’t have to be spent sitting on the couch doing nothing, curled-up underneath a wet blanket. I’ve tried to tie up loose ends and drop bad habits while I’ve plodded away, gradually moving toward another thirty-month period of genuine growth.
Saturn in the first house can be a terribly oppressive for individuals who thrive on instant gratification, particulary Aries natives. Capricorns, on the other hand, appreciate the slow and steady improvement that Saturn affords them. The rewards of my seemingly futile efforts over the past couple of years should quickly become evident. The old adage “every cloud has a silver lining” can describe the effect of Saturn’s conjunction to my ascendant. It can also become a recurring theme for the new phase I’m about to enter.
I’m optimistic about this! Pessimism can be the result of this transit for those who don’t “feel” Saturn like I do, but it’s in my nature to enjoy this pace. I’m looking forward to a couple of glorious years!
I had never looked up the birthday of author Stephen King until just a minute ago. I was already surprised to discover that today’s birthday boy is a Virgo because I find his work to be a little too wordy, but I was even more surprised to discover that he has Mercury in Libra and a Cancer rising sign. However, his Cancer rising is at 29°52″. An inaccurate recording of his birthtime (an estimate) could mean that his rising sign is Leo. That would make so much more sense to me because he obviously takes a quantity-over-quality approach to his work.
I believe that King is one of the greatest storytellers of our time. It’s just the way he gets to the story that drives me crazy. I’d expect that from someone with a Leo rising. Why say one word when you can say a hundred?
The birthday girl for September 20 is Sophia Loren.
I’ve mentioned Sophia Loren so many times as an example of textbook Virgo style, that I’m not even going to bother to explain myself again. I’m finally catching up on these posts and I don’t want lose momentum. Now that’s an economical Capricorn for you!