Archive for September 2010
Associating a classic Hollywood actress with an iconic film role is one of my favorite ways to illustrate the qualities of a specific sun sign. In the case of Libra, there are a few roles that come to mind when I think of the sign. Deborah Kerr in “The King and I” is one of those iconic roles.
Kerr was an exceptionally disciplined, well-rehearsed actress who became known for possessing innate beauty, grace and elegance. All of those qualities can be associated with Libra. While the sign may be symbolized by an image of a balance, the word “poise” describes the sign much more accurately than the word “balance.” “Poise” also reflects the physical aspects that the sun endows upon individuals born under this sign. It’s not just an aspect of their temperament, but a tangible quality that makes many Libra natives stand out in a crowd — quite literally, in fact. When you’ve got Deborah Kerr’s comportment, people notice you amongst all the knuckle-draggers.
I was taken aback when I went looking for a photo of today’s birthday girl, Madeline Kahn. As I looked through dozens of images of her, I realized just how lovely she was and how well her face took a lot of makeup.
My last couple of posts have had to do with teen queens who just happen to be born when the sun was in Libra. I may have chastised them for plastering on the spackle and the paint at such a young age. Yet this is a sign that I encourage to go all out when it comes to cosmetics and upkeep. Madeline Kahn looked like a million bucks even when she was trying to look like a clown. I guess she just had the face to do it. Now that’s a Libran for you!
Even in her “Lizzie McGuire” days, Hilary Duff never left the house without a face full of makeup. I found it a little alarming that today’s birthday girl was always so done up. She was a kid, after all, and I thought that she was setting a bad example for other kids.
I still think that. I don’t believe that the tweens who watch Duff or Miley Cyrus — or any other Disney princess du jour — should be idolizing girls whose personal upkeep rivals the hags on any one of the “Real Housewives” shows. On the other hand, I constantly call Libra the “high-maintenance” sign and implore Libra individuals to not let themselves go.
I guess I can’t have it both ways. If a Libra girl wants to look like a trophy wife when she’s fifteen, maybe that’s her destiny — and you can’t fight your destiny, after all.
I don’t believe that today’s birthday girl, Avril Lavigne, has a personal style that reflects her sun sign. However, I do believe that certain elements of her style mirror the Libra aesthetic.
First of all, Libra is the high-maintenance sign, and Lavigne’s look is high-maintenance. For someone who was selling millions of records as a teenager, Lavigne’s approach to makeup application seemed a little heavy-handed to me. Yet this is the sign I associate with being “put together,” so I expect no less.
Lavigne also wears her hair long, and usually she wears it poker straight. That style suits Libra women well, just as long as the hair is kept clean and under control. Again, there’s a high-maintenance polish to this sign. I don’t expect to see a Libra woman with greasy, unkempt hair or flyaway, unstyled hair tied back in a ponytail.
I suppose that the maturity I associate with this sign is something that Lavigne will grow into. In fact, her wardrobe choices have become increasingly more sophisticated as she’s grown up in the public eye. It won’t be long until she gives up on the teenybopper crap altogether. When that happens, I expect to see her making the best-dressed lists in signature Libra style. Most of the elements are already there, so it’s only a matter of time.
Today’s birthday girl, tennis star Serena Williams, has a much better record on the courts than she does on the red carpet. The girl obviously adores fashion, however, her problem is that she can want to be a bit too girly.
Signature Libra style is relatively mature when compared to many other signs. Most Libra style icons don’t really come into their own until they’re in their thirties or forties. At twenty-nine, Williams is dressing better than she ever has before. By the time she’s thirty-five, I expect her to be one of those red carpet regulars who always gets it right. It’s in her stars to be put together.
Just today I realized that I didn’t actually publish the post I wrote for September 8th’s birthday girl, Pink. I accidentally saved the draft, leaving it lingering in cyberspace until now.
Every now and then a celebrity comes along that doesn’t do a thing to help me perpetuate my theories regarding sun sign astrology and fashion. Pink is one of those celebrities.
Nothing about this pop star screams “Virgo” at first glance. For that reason, I looked up her natal chart. I don’t have a birth time to really put things into perspective, but I did notice one thing that was rather alarming. Not only is she a Virgo, but she has a Virgo stellium in her chart including the sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn.
However, there was one other factor that I noticed right away. Her moon is in Aries. If Aries was her first house, or if the moon was sitting atop her midheaven, I could see that factor overruling this Virgo stellium in many respects. The moon sticks out like a sore thumb on her chart, and it could be responsible for her fiery behavior and sometimes juvenile persona. The moon in Aries doesn’t do a lot to make a person act like a grown-up.
I like Pink a lot. She’s just one of those people who doesn’t contribute anything to my discipline. Oh well — I can’t win ’em all!
When today’s birthday girl, model Jodie Kidd, first started out in the business, she was a kid. Criticism of her body type was rampant in her early career, although Kidd herself claims that she was never anorexic. Over 6′ tall and barely over 100 lbs, she was just a scrawny teenager in the middle of a ridiculously quick growth spurt.
It does happen, but it doesn’t often result in a modeling career. Being a Libra, however, Kidd carried her lithe body with the grace and elegance associated with her sun sign. In fact, a few years and several pounds later, Kidd still has grace and elegance. Appearing on “Strictly Come Dancing,” the British version of “Dancing with the Stars,” Kidd impressed the judges week after week by being able to dance in heels — no small feat for a woman of Kidd’s height.
Of course, Libra is the sign associated with balance, too. There are probably a lot of things that Jodie Kidd could do in heels that would have many other women crashing to the ground.