The birthday girl for November 8 is Gretchen Mol.
Mol played the title role in the film “The Notorious Bettie Page.” While Bettie Page herself never really represented the signature style of her Taurus sun sign, her public persona genuinely reflected the tremendous influence of a grand trine in the water signs of her natal chart. Whenever I discuss the fetishistic aesthetic that made Page into a style icon, I’m usually discussing the water signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. I will occasionally give a nod to Capricorn, too, because Capricorn individuals are able to incorporate fetish-wear into their wardrobes in a tongue-in-cheek manner that can instantly take a garment from fetish to fashion.
But mostly I associate the quality of restraint with two signs: Cancer and Scorpio. For that reason, it’s no surprise to me that a Scorpio like Mol had the shining moment of her onscreen career so far playing a character that I assumed was a Scorpio. What’s funny is that Mol’s own natal chart has almost none of the qualities represented that would make me believe that she was a shoe-in for the part, except for her Scorpio sun. Yet the strength of her natal sun is enough to give me a Scorpio vibe when I look at her.
You just never know, do you?