Archive for May 2011
The birthday girl for May 30 is Wynonna Judd.
If I had to guess the sun sign of Wynonna based simply on appearance, I’d probably say Scorpio, Cancer or maybe even Capricorn. I just don’t get an airy Gemini vibe from her.
So I just looked up her natal chart for the first time and guess what? Her sun in Gemini is the only planet she has in an air sign. She also has no planets in the fire signs. She has a Cancer ascendant and a Capricorn moon. She also has Mercury, Mars and Jupiter in Taurus and Venus in Cancer. Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto all inhabit earth or water signs, too.
It’s funny that she’s one of those celebrities that I never wrote about before because I just didn’t get her. Now that I’ve looked at her chart, I know why. She’s as unlike a Gemini as any Gemini who has ever walked the face of the earth.
The birthday girl for May 29 is Jaslene Gonzalez.
When Jaslene first appeared on “America’s Next Top Model” in Cycle 7, she was cut during the semifinals. After returning for Cycle 8, Jaslene was not only cast on the show but she also became a clear front-runner very early in the competition.
I’ve read ANTM fan comments on online forums that claim Jaslene didn’t make it onto the show at first because she didn’t pass the psychological evaluation. Whether or not that’s true, one thing about Gemini natives that other people can find disarming is the way that they wear both of their “two faces” at the same time — Jaslene did seem almost bipolar in her first appearance on the show. Yet I see less typical “two-faced” behavior from Geminis because it’s all there all the time. The good twin is there, and so is the evil twin. With Gemini natives, what you see is what you get.
The birthday girl for May 28 is Wendy O. Williams.
Once again I find myself discussing a Gemini who became known for a signature look that became a cliché not long after it represented the height of fashion. For a brief moment in time, Wendy O. Williams was the coolest girl in the world. The inability of many Gemini individuals to create anything enduring — including a public image that adapts with the march of time — is their greatest challenge.
The birthday girl for May 27 is Siouxsie Sioux.
The more I discuss the signature style of various Gemini celebrities, the more I realize that most people born under this sign are cursed by the exuberance of their youth. They have the ability to be iconic from the moment they step into the spotlight, distinguishing themselves with a look that speaks to their generation. Unfortunately, time stands still for no one, and if they don’t make a concerted effort to keep up with the trends, they can be left behind.
I really have no idea what Siouxsie Sioux looks like today, but I do know that she was the coolest chick in the world for a brief moment in the early 80s. I can name dozens of other Geminis who have captured the attention of the world with their trendsetting looks. I can’t, however, name very many of them who have been able to reinvent themselves successfully after their signature look has become a cliché.
I have to admit that I was a little hard on Stevie Nicks when I wrote my book. Ten years ago it was fashionable to bash celebrities for their wardrobe choices. I know that there are plenty of people who still do it today, but I gave it up shortly after it began to make me popular. I figured that if I was going to be on TV, I didn’t want to be known as the bitchy guy who hates everything. I don’t hate everything, and I don’t hate Stevie Nicks.
Nevertheless, I still find myself scratching my head when I see photos of her. Why does she wear what she wears? I guess it comes down to the fact that I’m a Capricorn and she’s a Gemini. You only have two zodiac signs with which you have nothing in common. For my sign, those two are Gemini and Sagittarius. While I at least share a border with Sagittarius, I don’t even share that much with Gemini. We’re not opposites, but we’re nothing alike.
So maybe I just don’t get Stevie Nicks. Or maybe I was on the right track when I dismissed her wardrobe. Or — more likely — it was six of one and half-a-dozen of the other. She has been able to create an image that is quite youthful, but she’s done it with clothes that hearken back to another era. I do appreciate her consistency. I don’t believe she’s done enough to make herself appear contemporary. If Gemini is anything, it’s now. Once in a while fashion comes back to her, but at the moment Stevie Nicks just isn’t now.
I have to admit that the past year has been a total pain in the ass. I’ve had virtually no professional opportunites open up to me despite my best efforts. Unlike people who claim that “you make your own luck,” I know that isn’t true. People get lucky. I’ve been unlucky. That’s it in a nutshell.
Anyway, I’m about to crack a new nut. Jupiter enters Taurus on June 4. Last time Jupiter was in Taurus, everyone listened when I told them that I had something to offer them. It set the tone for a cycle that gave me about five fabulous years of professional opportunities, doing things with my time that made me feel as if I was the luckiest guy in the world.
That’s what Jupiter does; it bestows abundance and opportunity upon those it chooses to favor. Moving into an earth sign for a twelve-month stay, the earth signs should be the beneficiaries of Jupiter’s generosity. However, just because everything will come easy to those lucky individuals, it’s not all good news. Taurus individuals will have to watch their hedonistic tendencies. Capricorns will have to ensure that they’ve got a long-term plan in place while the universe is showering them with good fortune. Virgos are going to have to seize the day and accept that they can wear optimism just as well as they wear pessimism, otherwise they’ll spend the next twelve years bitching about how they let opportunity slip through their fingers.
As for the rest of the signs, who cares? Not me! The universe has spent the last couple of months conspiring against me and my fellow Capricorns — not to mention the Libras (I’m a Capricorn sun/Libra rising). You’ve had yours, and now it’s time for me to have mine. Maybe I’ll get around to writing some horoscopes on this site, or maybe I’ll be having too much fun to bother. Gawd, I hope it’s the latter!
I suppose that most people who read my blog won’t remember Karen Valentine. Today’s birthday girl was a fixture on TV during the 70s, playing roles that seemed to suit her wide-eyed, youthful appearance. But like a lot of Gemini celebrities, the moment she began to show any maturity she also began to lose a little of her appeal.
Gemini is the sign of eternal youthfulness. Unfortunately, most Gemini individuals age just like the rest of us. Unless you’re an old lady with too much plastic surgery and the mouth of a sixteen-year-old boy (like Joan Rivers), it’s difficult to retain an aura of youth when time itself is taking a toll on your appearance. Karen Valentine still looks great today, but she definitely doesn’t look like teenager. Oh well — she got away with it well into her thirties. I guess she should be thankful for that.