Archive for February 2012
The birthday boy for February 22 is James Blunt.
As an unsentimental Capricorn, I naturally find songs like Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful” quite abhorrent. In fact, I want to punch someone in the face when I hear it. But I can understand how something so sentimental could come out of the mouth of a Pisces native. I can even understand how the world could lap it up; the song was a huge hit worldwide.
But I’m not a Pisces, and perhaps that’s why that sort of artistic expression seems so offensive to me. I guess that singing sappy love songs is a suitable manner of communicating for a Pisces individual, while we Capricorns prefer a strong and silent approach. To each, his own!
The birthday boy for February 21 is Hubert de Givenchy.
Givenchy is best-known for his collaborations with Audrey Hepburn. Nowadays, the fashion house that bears this Pisces native’s name doesn’t have much to do with either the designer’s legacy nor with the Taurus actress who will forever be associated with Givenchy.
As his career began, however, Givenchy became known for using cheap fabrics to achieve expensive, high-fashion looks. What defines this sign more than anything is that sort of dichotomy. Whatever a Pisces native does, their ability to mix together diverse influences in an artful manner borders on genius.
The birthday boy for February 20 is Kurt Cobain.
I make jokes all the time about Pisces natives being drunks and drug addicts. I usually don’t regret what I’ve said, but I feel awful making fun of Kurt Cobain. He represented almost every typical quality of his sun sign — good and bad. He was artistic, poetic, sensitive, misanthropic, prone to addiction and misunderstood.
In fashion terms, the Grunge movement peaked when Saturn was in Pisces. I’ve likened the anti-establishment movement to a couple of signs in the past — most notably Sagittarius and Pisces. Kobain also committed suicide when oppressive Saturn was in Pisces, even referring to his zodiac sign in his suicide note. The worst part about that was that everyone (including the astrologers who conducted post-mortem analyses of his chart) claimed that they saw his suicide coming. Well, then why didn’t anyone do anything about it.
I suppose they tried. Who am I to say? I’ve seen a lot of other celebrities’ lives ruined by drugs, but for some reason Cobain’s really got to me. I’ve mentioned before that I always feel protective of Pisces natives. There’s something in my own astrological makeup that makes me want to take care of them. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to compete with drugs when you’re trying to take care of someone. Add a dose of Pisces into the mix and it can be a lost cause. You find yourself fighting with someone who innately seeks out oblivion, and oblivion usually comes.
The birthday boy for February 19 is Seal.
I was surprised as anyone else when Seal and Heidi Klum announced their separation. However, I don’t believe that I had ever looked up Seal’s zodiac sign before. Now that I know he’s a Pisces, the breakup makes a little more sense.
Klum is a Gemini. The zodiac only has two signs represented by a “dual” symbol, and both of those signs can seem rather schizophrenic at times. Although their marriage appeared ideal from the outside looking in, it was probably rather crowded with all four personalities vying for attention. I haven’t looked elsewhere in their natal charts to see if there were other factors involved, but the sun sign match isn’t one I’d recommend. Still, I hope they get back together. They keep getting photographed with their wedding rings still on, so maybe there’s hope.
The birthday girl for February 18 is Jillian Michaels.
I don’t know Michael’s birth time, so there’s about a 75% chance that she’s an Aquarius. I believe that she is because she seems to want to be the Oprah Winfrey of physical fitness. On “The Biggest Loser,” her training techniques included some intensive therapy; she spent as much time forcing the show’s participants to confront the psychological reasons for their weight problems as she did actually training them.
I wouldn’t expect the same approach from a Pisces native. No offense, but I suppose a Pisces trainer would spend a lot more time crying with the contestants and a lot less time working out.
The birthday boy for February 17 is Michael Bay.
Although many astrologers tend to characterize Aquarius natives as champions of individuality, I see them in a much different light. They thrive on mass appeal and public acceptance. For that reason, it only makes sense that film director Michael Bay is an Aquarius. The man makes movies that he wants everyone to see. With a worldwide box office gross in excess of three billion dollars, he’s doing something right.
Whoa, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do!
The birthday girl for February 16 is Elizabeth Olsen.
I kind of like Olsen. Unlike her sisters, she seems to dress to be attractive to the public-at-large, not just the fashion pack who often salivate over the twins. There’s a broad-based, Aquarian appeal about the actress — something that I’ve discussed several times already over the past few weeks.
I don’t believe that Elizabeth is ever going to be a style superstar, but that probably doesn’t matter to her. She’s probably quite content not making the worst-dressed lists alongside Mary-Kate and Ashley.
Today’s birthday boy is Matt Groening.
To me, very few Aquarians exhibit the qualities of Aquarius that modern astrology has unfortunately attributed to the sign. Those characteristics are associated with the eleventh house and the planet Uranus rather than with the sign’s traditional ruler, Saturn. Nevertheless, there are a few Aquarius individuals whom I believe are in touch with this “higher ideal” of Aquarian behavior. Matt Groening is one. Oprah is another.
When these individuals live up to the hype of their sun sign, they touch the world in a way that no one else can. They become as pervasive in popular culture as anyone can be.
The birthday boy for February 14 is Rob Thomas.
I like Rob Thomas. Still, he’s probably the most normal guy in pop music. In fact, I’d call him the “Jennifer Aniston” of rock and roll. Just scroll back a few posts and you’ll understand what I mean.
The birthday boy for February 13 is Peter Gabriel.
Gabriel is exactly what modern astrologers want an Aquarius native to be. He’s made a career as a pop music innovator and a humanitarian. He appears to be influenced by Uranus more than he’s influenced by Saturn.
I’ll admit that I stumble across one of these Aquarius natives every now and then, but I generally run across a couple dozen who don’t exhibit any of the textbook Aquarian qualities that modern astrology espouses. Yet Gabriel interests me because he has a seventh-house sun and I consider that to be the weakest position of the sun. However, a seventh house sun does endow an individual with a profound sense of justice. Is Gabriel’s humanitarian work a trait that is defined by this position, or is it a characteristic inherent to Aquarians in general? I choose to believe the former scenario more than the latter. At first glance he fits modern astrology’s description of how he should be, but on closer inspection I just find more holes in that theory.