Archive for November 2011
I don’t suppose that any other sign uses the slash quite as well as Sagittarius. Take today’s birthday girl, for example. Cicciolina is a porn star/singer/muse/politician. Her fellow Sagitarrians, Jane Fonda (model/actress/activist/fitness guru) and Tyra Banks (model/everything else) have had similar careers.
I often say that wanderlust defines this sign. I don’t expect a Sagittarius to just do one thing, and it’s no surprise that the most successful Sagittarians wander from career to career to career.
The birthday girl for November 25 is Katie Cassidy.
I have a thing for Cassidy. Not only do I believe that she’s one of the prettiest girls in Hollywood, but I also believe that she’s very talented. Like her fellow Sagittarius, Jane Fonda, Cassidy has the potential to be a serious force in show business. What she’s been missing is that breakout role. Nevertheless, I feel it’s coming. By the end of 2012 and through 2013, the actress is going to see some sink or swim aspects in her chart as transiting Jupiter squares her natal Jupiter, her natal moon and opposes her natal Saturn.
Sometimes tough times can bring out the best in an individual. I hope Cassidy can weather the storm. I’d like everyone else to know just how terrific she can be.
The birthday boy for November 24 is Dale Carnegie.
I guess that I shouldn’t be surprised that Carnegie is a Sagittarius. He was the eternal optimist: a quality that is synonymous with his sun sign.
It would make sense if a grouchy Capricorn like me wrote the book “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People,” but that title was actually used by journalist Toby Young, a Libra’s Libra with both the moon and Mercury sharing his sun sign. I do have a Libra rising, though. Perhaps that’s the reason I have no friends. Or maybe I just need to read Dale Carnegie’s book . . .
The birthday girl for November 23 is Snooki.
It almost horrifies me to think about this, but almost every Sagittarius woman who has ever been successful in show business has gone blonde at least once. I can name dozens of examples off the top of my head.
For that reason, I’m expecting Snooki to dip her pouf in a bucket of bleach any day now. Oh well — it’s not as if she’ll lose any points with me. I don’t exactly consider her to be a style icon as it is. And maybe she’ll get away with it. I would never have expected Tina Turner to pull off blonde, either.
The birthday boy for November 22 is figure skater David Pelletier.
I don’t know if Pelletier is a Scorpio or a Sagittarius. Shortly after he had won the gold medal in the Olympics with his partner Jamie Salé, she asked me to figure out if they were romantically compatible (we went to the same gym). I looked at his birth chart only to determine that the sun switched signs right in the middle of the day, giving him about a fifty-fifty chance of being either sign.
Now that the couple has broken up, I believe that he’s probably a Sagittarius. I see romantic longevity in the sun sign combo of a Taurus woman and a Scorpio man; it’s one of those pairings that seems almost Karmic, as if they are meant to be together. In retrospect, if Jamie Salé had to ask me if her and her skating partner were destined to be together, I probably should have told her that they weren’t meant to be together. I should have told her that she would have known already. I didn’t do my job very well.
Check out this recent Yahoo! News article about the discriminatory hiring practices of a Chinese business (and when I use the word discriminatory, I mean it in the nicest possible way). Oh, and I should admit to adding the red highlights, too.
Chinese firm rules out Scorpios, Virgos: report
A Chinese firm has decided Scorpios and Virgos are too moody and critical, telling job seekers with those star signs they need not apply. Capricorns, Pisces and Libras, on the other hand, are welcome.
The unusual requirements are part of a job ad posted at a university in the central city of Wuhuan by an English language training company, and have generated a storm of online controversy since they were uncovered this week.
“We don’t want Scorpios or Virgos, and Capricorns, Pisces and Libras will be prioritised,” the job spec reads, according to the Chutian Metropolis Daily, a local newspaper in Wuhan.
The report quoted a woman in charge at the unnamed firm as saying she had done research and found Scorpios had strong personalities and were moody, while Virgos were hugely critical and did not stay in one job for long.
“I hired people with those two star signs before, and they either liked quarrelling with colleagues or they could not do the job for long,” the woman, surnamed Xia, said.
The report did not mention why the other three star signs were better for the positions advertised — teachers and clerks — but quoted another example of similar discrimination in the same city.
A student called Qi Qin, whose star sign is Cancer, applied for a job with a wedding company two months ago, but was sacked because “Aquarius and Scorpios are more suited to the job,” the report said.
“Qi Qin pointed out that her star sign was not something she could decide,” it added.
The story has gone viral on the Internet, with commentators ridiculing what they say is blatant employment discrimination.
“So now they look at your star sign when you apply for a job. I’m a Scorpio, so I’m doomed to go beg on the streets with a bag,” one person said on Sina’s popular Twitter-like weibo service.
“I’m a gorgeous Leo, so do I stand more of a chance in applying for leadership positions?” another wrote.
This is not the first time that unusual job requirements have sparked controversy in China.
State media reported in 2004 that one of the requirements for women applying to join the civil service in the central province of Hunan was for their “two breasts to be symmetrical.”
It is unclear why this was required, but news reports quoted local officials as saying the rule would soon be abolished, adding that no candidate had been rejected for that reason.
Ha! I would actually hire an office full of Virgos because of their critical nature. They usually don’t make a zillion mistakes and leave them for the more-competent people (meaning me, mostly) to correct. Gorgeous Leos with symmetrical breasts, on the other hand . . .
Today’s birthday girl is Goldie Hawn.
I’ve made it a habit to never talk about Goldie Hawn while discussing astrology. The reason is that I’ve never been able to reconcile her Sagittarius-like persona with her Scorpio sun sign. Years ago, when I wrote my book, I even tried to get a friend to confirm her birth time at an event they both attended. My friend got drunk, however, and forgot to ask.
Nowadays it’s much easier to confirm a birth time, so I can talk about Goldie Hawn without sticking my foot in my mouth. She does have a Sagittarius rising, just as I expected. In fact, she reminds me of a million dumb-blonde Sagittarians, including Kaley Cuoco and Anna Faris — and I mean that in the nicest-possible way.
The real-life Goldie Hawn is probably much more like a Scorpio than I suspect, but her onscreen persona doesn’t give me a Scorpio vibe at all.