Archive for April 2010
It doesn’t surprise me that today’s birthday girl, Kirsten Dunst, has been the big screen’s most-memorable girl-next-door of the past decade or so. As Mary Jane Watson in the “Spiderman” trilogy, Dunst deserves some credit for the success of the series that has grossed over $2.5 billion worldwide.
I’m always claiming that the best-dressed Taurus women have a girl-next-door charm. I pinched this image of Dunst at a recent premiere from a site that calls the dress “an ugly nightgown” (click the link above to read more). If anyone is going to get away looking good in a such a cutesy dress, it’s a gorgeous Taurus girl like Kirsten Dunst. It fits her beautifully and shows off her figure without making her look like she’s trying too hard to be sexy. If she likes pretty, flowery things, that’s fine with me. Now if I saw this dress on an Aries girl, I might be singing a different tune.
Last week’s tribal council on “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains” was the most exciting thing I’ve seen on the show since Eric was voted off the island in “Survivor: Fans Vs. Favorites.” The common denominator in both situations was contestant Parvati Shallow. Parvati is proving to be the best contestant who has ever played the game of “Survivor.” No one has pulled off bigger, more complex moves with such aplomb. I was interested to look at her natal chart just to see what makes her such a good player.
Of course, there are numerous elements to take into consideration, but I was most interested in the sun/moon dynamic. Parvati is a Virgo with moon in Scorpio. Another Virgo, Chris Daugherty, won the game in a similar fashion to Parvati: Overstaying his welcome episode after episode.
Virgos are known for their analytical nature. I suppose that the primary strength that this pair of players has brought to the show has been their ability to analyze the situation they’re in until shortly before tribal council takes place. They seem to lurk in the shadows, gathering information and weighing their options until the eleventh hour. Then they make their moves. Neither of these players has won the game by broadcasting their motives.
Parvati holds her cards even closer to her chest than Chris did. With her moon in Scorpio, she’s been able to put some emotional distance between herself and her friends in the game. It’s a deadly combination of sun and moon sign. Watching her fish for information from Amanda Kimmel in last week’s pivotal episode was like a master class in manipulation.
I don’t know if Parvati is going to win now that she’s had to make such a major move with nine players still in the game, but I do know that she’s not going to go down without a fight. A clever, cold, calculated fight, but a fight, nonetheless.
Today’s birthday boy, Andre Agassi, provides an interesting example of what can go wrong when a Taurean is not comfortable in his own skin. His recent autobiography, “Open,” made shocking revelations about the superstar’s drug use. However, what was more shocking was Agassi’s admission that he was wearing a wig for part of his career.
For good or bad, self-indulgence can define this sign. When that sense of self-indulgence begins to have an impact upon the personal appearance of a Taurus individual, it usually isn’t manifested in a particularly attractive manner. Some signs do “fake” with flair, while others do not. Of all the zodiac signs, I’d say that Taurus does it the worst. The fact that I all I could think about while watching the 1990 French Open final was pulling Andre Agassi’s wig off of his head proves that point — and I didn’t even know it was a wig! What was he thinking?
I’m probably going to get around to posting monthly horoscopes on this blog. Sooner or later I’ll get around it, but for now I’m going to introduce Cosmically Chic’s first regular monthly feature, “Full Moon Fever.”
Today’s full moon occurs at 8:19 am EDT. It marks a good time to drink more water and to avoid excess salt in your diet. If you’ve been feeling like a beached whale lately, the bloating should subside. Ahhh! However, you might find yourself feeding emotional needs by feeding your face. Retrograde Mercury compounds the issue by making everyone a little too introspective throughout the day. Don’t psychoanalyze yourself until you’re feeling psychotic. Get your juices flowing by going to the gym and then you won’t feel so bad when you stop at Dairy Queen on the way home. You know you’re going to do it, anyway . . .
If I rewrote my book “Cosmically Chic” today, I’d want Penelope Cruz’s photo on the first page of the Taurus chapter. She’s pretty, sweet, down-to-earth and she appears to be quite accommodating and even-tempered, too. I despise how most people equate the sign of the bull with a stubborn nature, because I don’t believe that most Taurus individuals are stubborn. They tend to be the most easygoing people I know. They’re a lot like cows. You’ve got to poke a cow with a stick over and over again before it will kick you. But make no mistake — it will kick you.
I don’t believe that’s an insulting analogy, although I can understand why some people wouldn’t want to be compared to bovines. I guess I just like cows more than most of you. I’d consider it to be a compliment. I hope that Penelope does, too.
I’ve always claimed that the best-dressed Taurus women have a girl-next-door charm. Sheena Easton definitely did when she hit the big time in the 80s with her hit song “Morning Train.” Soon afterwards, however, the girl next door moved next door to Prince. With songs like “Sugar Walls” and “U Got the Look,” Easton seemed to betray the sweetness that defined her early career.
Nowadays, the birthday girl has gone back to her roots, looking fresh and young for her age — perhaps a little too fresh. Taurus women can be far too self-indulgent when it comes to cosmetic procedures. It wouldn’t be out of character for Easton to indulge in a little botox, as the Scottish Sun has intimated.
She may not be the girl next door anymore, but considering how far a bull can stray out of the field (Tori Spelling; Cher; Janet Jackson), she’s all right with me.
Just out of curiousity, I looked up “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Maria Kanellis’ sign. She’s a Pisces. I often praise Pisces women for following no rules whatsoever. Their “anything goes” approach to fashion is can be refreshing. Maria, however, just tries a little too hard to be stylish. She’s the girl who could learn from that quote attributed to Coco Chanel about checking yourself out in the mirror before you leave the house and taking one thing off — only Maria should take ten things off.
She’s a lovely girl, and far more interesting than I expected her to be when I first read the cast list for the “Apprentice.” Nevertheless, the best-dressed Pisces individuals are outsiders. I get the impression that Maria worships fashion magazines and piles on the accessories like she’s styling a layout. She needs to burn those magazines and learn to trust her own artistic impulses. There’s something wonderful underneath all that crap.