Archive for December 2011
The birthday girl for December 23 is Susan Lucci.
In my previous post, I discussed how I believe that Lauralee Bell of “The Young and the Restless” has improved with age, like a fine wine. And if Bell is a fine wine, then her fellow Capricorn Susan Lucci is vintage Dom Perignon.
The undisputed queen of daytime TV has not only improved with age, but she’s become iconic with age. There aren’t a lot of sixty-five-year-old women in the world who wear the lines on their faces as well as Lucci. I believe her claim that she’s had no surgery besides some “nose management” in her forties.
Lucci cites Pilates as one of the reasons that she’s been able to hang onto her looks. As a fellow Capricorn and a health nut, I can attest to the power of exercise to keep a body young. I only hope that I can hang onto my looks when I’m in my sixties, but I do believe that I’m on the right path when I see someone like Lucci as an example of what living well can accomplish.
The birthday girl for December 22 is Lauralee Bell.
I’m not surprised that the actress who plays Cricket Blair on “The Young and the Restless” is a Capricorn. When she first started on the show, I hated her guts. Cricket was supposed to be a model, and I didn’t believe that she was pretty enough or tall enough to be a model. Fortunately, the producers of the show took advantage of her unpopularity with many fans and made her the show’s tragedy queen. She was constantly a victim of something (a role currently filled on the show by the character Lily Winters), and it made for great TV. I loved to hate Cricket.
The character eventually grew up and left the show. Recently, however, Bell has returned to Y&R for cameo appearances and I’ve been amazed by how beautiful she’s become. I shouldn’t be amazed, though, because Capricorns are supposed to get better with age. I shouldn’t even be amazed that I want Bell to return to the show full-time, either. She’s got plenty of unfinished business in Genoa City. Ricky has to know that his mother was sent to the loony bin while trying to kill Cricket, right? I sure hope that he’s the kind of guy who holds a grudge!
The birthday girl for December 21 is Florence Griffith-Joyner.
Flo-Jo was one of fashion’s true originals. There has never been anyone else in fashion to compare her to. When I try to come up with examples of Sagittarius natives who have embodied a similar sense of style, I come up with individuals who also could be called “true originals,” like Tina Turner, Bette Midler or Sinead O’Connor.
The great thing about these women is that they have no counterpart in fashion. They’re so far removed from the mainstream of fashion that they’re idolized as fashion icons. Their individuality is celebrated as often as it is reviled or ridiculed. Rather than keeping up with fashion, fashion eventually comes back around to them. Meanwhile, the rest of us are following the trends like sheep.
Of course, there’s an anti-fashion sentiment at the root of signature Sagittarius style. The worst-dressed Sagittarians make anti-fashion their style, jumping on a bandwagon where hideousness is confused with individualism. Women like Flo-Jo don’t make that mistake. They just do what they want and that’s why we remember them.
The birthday girl for December 20 is Lara Stone.
Off the top of my head, I can think of two other Sagittarian models who have also expanded the industry’s definition of beauty: Stella Tennant and Kristen McMenamy. I fully expect Stone to become a legend in the business like her fellow archers.
At her best, a Sagittarius will make you open your mind to possibilities you had never considered. Seeing a girl as robust as Lara Stone at the top of the modeling business was something I didn’t expect, but now that I know that she’s a Sagittarius, it’s not a surprise, either.
Today’s birthday boy is Peter Dundas.
I find it so fascinating that Peter Dundas and Giles Deacon are born just a few days apart. Both men have gone through the revolving door at Ungaro, along with a few other designers. It makes me want know a little more about the chart of the man who owns the company. If anyone can find out Asim Abdullah’s birthday for me, I’d be eternally grateful! I want to know why he can’t get anyone to work for him for more than a couple of seasons.
Or maybe Asim himself could drop me a line. I could tell him who to hire next time — for a price, that is.
The birthday boy for December 18 is Steven Spielberg.
I’ve already mentioned Steven Spielberg’s name in a few other posts since the sun entered Sagittarius. As the guy with the biggest ideas in the film industry, it’s only logical that I refer to him as a paradigm of his zodiac sign.
What strikes me when I look at his natal chart, however, is his Mars in Capricorn in the seventh house out of orb with his descendant. Sagittarians can be quite independant — often to their own detriment. This Mars position allows Spielberg to find power in partnerships in a manner that benefits all parties concerned. He is the ultimate collaborator, and I suppose that his tremendous success has always relied upon his ability to work well with others.
The birthday boy for December 17 is Craig Kielburger.
I have very mixed feelings toward the children’s rights activist. On one hand, what he does is an admirable and necessary service. On the other hand, he’s made a career out of charity.
As a Capricorn, I can’t imagine earning money that way. I’m not a Sagittarius, though, so maybe I don’t see “the big picture.” All I know is that he’s probably a lot richer than I am when I’ve also won awards for my volunteer work.
C’est la vie!