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I often get a week behind on this blog. It’s not that I don’t like writing it, but that I’ve got a million other things to do. I have a problem saying “NO!” when it comes to taking on added responsibilities. For that reason, I’m three weeks behind and I don’t think I’m going to bother catching up. Sorry!
Instead, I’m just going to jump right into today’s birthday. And I’m also going to try to dedicate a little more time to my part-time career as an astrology writer. It’s good for me to keep my head in the game and that’s what this blog allows me to accomplish. There was a time in my life when I actually made a decent living as an astrologer. I’d like that to happen again, but’s not going to happen if I give all my time away to people who would never do the same for me.
Saturn is about to leave Libra where it has resided for the past two-and-a-half years. Libra is my solar tenth house, ruling over my career. I guess I can say that writing this blog (and my other blog) has taught me something about my work ethic. I can actually sit down and write every day with relative ease; writing never seems like a chore to me. In fact, I look forward to the couple of hours I get to write every morning. With Saturn about to move into my eleventh house of mass-appeal on October 5, perhaps it’s time to look into finding an audience for my random musings.
So I’m going to back to this blog. Hopefully I won’t neglect it any more. It’s good for me to meditate on astrology every day. It’s how I wrote my last book, and it’s how I’m going to write my next book.
Last year on July 28 I posted a list of the Worst Actress winners of the Razzie Awards that concluded that no Virgo actress had ever won a Razzie. Of course, that changed this year when Adam Sandler won the statue for “Jack and Jill.”
Still, I’m going to stick by original assertion that no “biological” woman has ever been awarded the Worst Actress Razzie. And Leonine record for the most Worst Actress statues awarded — all ten of them — isn’t in jeopardy just yet.
Click the link above to read an interview with “Project Runway All Stars” host Angela Lindvall.
I’ve never really read much about Lindvall, so I’m surprised to discover that she’s a lot like me. She’d rather be gardening at home than posing in front of a camera, but she doesn’t dismiss the opportunity to be the center of attention when it is presented to her. She’s also training to be a yoga instructor — something I’ve been thinking about lately. I know I’m late to the yoga party, but I’ve got about 4,000 hours of fitness classes under my belt, so the transition to a new discipline would likely be quite smooth. Lindvall also said this in her interview: “I grew up really quickly. I now say I’m getting younger as I’m getting older.” If there was ever a quote that defines the Capricorn experience, it’s that. When I think about the things I did when I was fifteen. Yikes!
Anyway, I’m really excited about the “All Stars” season and I can’t wait to see how Lindvall progresses on this new career path. I hope that she does well because the world needs more supermodels like her and her fellow Capricorn, Christy Turlington.
On that note, we Capricorns are quite wonderful, aren’t we?
After I composed the previous post about Giles Deacon, a little bird told me that Peter Dundas‘ birthday is on Monday, December 19. According to Voguepedia, Dundas was born in 1969 — just like Deacon.
For that reason, I expect big things for the Pucci designer in the next few weeks, too. Either of these men could be on the cusp of greatness with their current Jupiter and Saturn aspects. Whatever happens now is going to set the tone for years to come.
Lots of luck, guys!
After I wrote a brief profile of Giles Deacon yesterday, I remembered that I had discussed the designer’s chart sometime last year. I went back to read what I had written, and I discovered something spooky! Here’s what I wrote on May 26, 2010:
This weekend was especially significant [in Giles’ chart] because Jupiter opposed Saturn in the sky. This intial opposition of the planets occurs once every twenty years. When the planets meet every twenty years, the aspect is called “the grand conjunction.” “The grand opposition” is at least as important, and can be even more important when it creates aspects in an individual’s natal chart. Giles has Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron sitting on or near the signs cusps in his chart. The Jupiter/Saturn opposition was at 27°52″, almost right on top of his natal Pluto and within orb of aspecting all the other planets mentioned. Combine that with Uranus sitting in the last degress of Pisces, and there probably won’t be a weekend in Giles Deacon’s life with as much astrological significance.
So to read the news that Giles has been named as the designer for Emanuel Ungaro this past weekend was amazing. This should be a transformative experience for both Giles and the struggling label, on par with Tom Ford’s tenure at Gucci. However, over the next week there may be some more news coming. Jupiter makes its rare conjunction with Uranus on June 8, again within orb of all these major planets on Giles’ chart. I can’t say that the news will be what the designer wants to hear. Is Ungaro in worse shape than he realized? Was he sold a bill of goods when he signed his contract that didn’t disclose exactly what he was getting into?
Now I have no idea why Giles left Ungaro so soon, but it makes me wonder if my prediction came true. Were those last two sentences somewhat prophetic? Did he learn something shortly after joining the company that made him feeling like running for the door before he had even put his name on a collection?
Whatever the case, I expect big news involving Giles within the next six weeks. A T-square between the sun, Saturn and Jupiter hits those same points on Giles’ chart just as the sun leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius in January. He’s got Saturn conjunct his natal Jupiter at the moment (something that happens about once every twenty-nine years), and transiting Jupiter is conjunct his natal Saturn (something that happens once every twelve years).
This is a fateful time his life. I haven’t heard his name in association with the job opening at Christian Dior, but upon learning this, I wouldn’t be surprised if I did hear his name soon. A Sagittarius named John Galliano already did a spectacular job at the helm of the luxury label. Who’s to say that another one couldn’t fill his shoes? At this point, it’s as good a guess as any . . .
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 . . .