Archive for April 2011
I wasn’t surprised to discover that Johnny Galecki, today’s birthday boy, is a Taurus. I like to call Taurus women the zodiac’s “girls next door,” so it should come as no surprise that the guys are the zodiac’s “boys next door.”
Galecki has made a career out of playing the role of the somewhat easygoing, non-threatening guy we all know and love. While he has played characters that have been more menacing, his greatest success has come from typecasting. He could be a big, huge jerk for all I know, but I sort of doubt it. I don’t meet a lot of Taurus natives who go out of their way to be jerks. They may go out of their way to get to a piece of pie or the prime spot on the couch in front of the TV, but that’s another story.
The birthday girl for April 29 is Eve Plumb.
I’ve never really looked into the astrological dynamics between the cast members of “The Brady Bunch” until now, but I just noticed that Eve Plumb is a Taurus and Maureen McCormick is a Leo. If I had an older sister who was a Leo, I’d probably complain about her incessantly, too.
The birthday girl for April 28 is Ann-Margret.
I have a certain “paradigm” for each zodiac sign when I’m discussing fashion and astrology. For Taurus, I’ve always used Ann-Margret in “Viva Las Vegas” as the example. However, that was before I saw “Bye Bye Birdie” for the first time a few months ago. I won’t say that I was wrong, choosing one character over the other as the finest cinematic representation of the sign’s signature look, but I will admit that I now believe that Ann-Margret is tied with herself as the greatest icon of Taurus style in the history of film.
A couple posts back I discussed the differences between “Dancing with the Stars” resident stick-in-the-mud, Len Goodman, and the show’s flamboyant Bruno Tonioli.
Today’s birthday boy is Nigel Barker of “America’s Next Top Model.” Like Goodman, Barker is a Taurus. Like Tonioli, Tyra Banks is a Sagittarius. Comparing Tyra’s kooky antics at the ANTM judging panel to Barker’s behavior reminds me a lot of the DWTS judges. I’d never really thought about it until today, but these two signs make ideal foils for each other in this context because they have absolutely nothing in common.
Now I’m curious to apply this recent revelation to other reality shows. More about that as it comes to me!
The birthday girl for April 26 is Stana Katic.
Yesterday I was looking through some photos of the “Castle” star when I stumbled across a series of images of Katic with platinum blonde hair. At first they struck me as interesting, but the longer I looked at them the more I began to dislike them. Katic is a gorgeous, earthy woman. The severe blond hair made her look anything but earthy. In fact, there was a falseness to the color that I might have appreciated on someone else, but not on Katic.
I often criticize the fashion sense of decadent Taurus women who choose to appear “made up” rather than natural. I adore Cher, for instance, but when I see photos of her from the 70s looking like a native American goddess, I wonder why she dons such ridiculous wigs and over-the-top cosmetics. I feel the same way about her fellow Taurus, Janet Jackson, who gets a little less human-looking as each year passes. Viewing photos of Katic appearing somewhat “artificial” also made me feel the same way.
I don’t expect every Taurus woman to aspire to look like a Breck Girl from the 70s, but I do advise them to “keep it real.” The artifice that can make a Gemini woman look like a million bucks usually makes a Taurus woman look like a cheap fashion victim.
The birthday boy for April 25 is Len Goodman.
I’m a big fan of “Dancing with the Stars.” Like most fans of the show, I never grow tired of the strange rapport between Goodman and fellow judge Bruno Tonioli. The boisterous Tonioli is a typical Sagittarius. Goodman also exemplifies many of the qualities of his zodiac sign, Taurus. One prefers showmanship and shock value over traditional judging criteria, and the other would rather see a samba that looks like a samba rather than a samba that looks like a strip show.
Both judges play up their differences brilliantly. Goodman is the traditional Taurus while Tonioli is the open-minded Sagittarius. Whether you agree with one or the other doesn’t really matter when the two of them are creating such terrific TV.
The birthday girl for April 24 is Kelly Clarkson.
It makes a lot of sense to me that a Taurus won the very first season of “American Idol.” There’s nothing threatening about a typical Taurus native. In fact, they’re probably the most passive individuals in the zodiac when they’re in their own element. They have an undeserved reputation for being stubborn, but I tend to describe them as defensive rather than stubborn. If they were just plain bull-headed, they probably wouldn’t find themselves in positions like the finals of “American Idol,” where likeability often trumps talent.
Kelly Clarkson is genuinely likeable. She’s the girl-next-door of pop music with crossover appeal to spare. That’s why she’s been able to sell more singles and albums than any other winner of “American Idol,” looking, sounding and acting like a Taurus all the while.