Posts Tagged ‘Libra’
The birthday girl for October 23 is Cat Deeley.
Deeley was born on a day when the sun moved from Libra into Scorpio around midday. The moon also changed signs early in the morning on the same day, also from Libra to Scorpio. Without an exact time of birth, I’m not sure if she’s a Libran with a Libra moon, a Libran with a Scorpio moon or a Scorpio with a Scorpio moon.
If I had to guess, I’d put her birth time early in the morning. To me, she seems like a patient, well-mannered, even-tempered Libra native. I could be entirely wrong, though. Last year on this same day, I attempted to guess Nancy Grace’s planetary placements and I was wrong. That’s what you get for putting your reputation on the line!
Today’s birthday boy is Spike Jonze.
“Adaptation” is one of my favorite films of all time. It’s also one of the most “meta” films ever produced (I kind of hate that pretentious word but it’s the one that describes exactly what I’m trying to say). It makes sense that it was directed by a man who not only changed his name, but also a man with a Libra sun sign.
As I’m wrapping up this section of Libra profiles and getting ready to move on to another sign, I feel as if I understand the sign of Libra with its artificial gloss in a way that I’ve never understood it before. Having admitted that, I’m interested in seeing what Spike Jonze is capable of producing now that he’s writing his next film without the help of Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman not only wrote “Adaptation,” but also “Being John Malkovich,” another film directed by Jonze. Kaufman is a Scorpio.
Will Jonze be able to create a film without the Scorpionic depth that Kaufman brought to their collaborations? Only time will tell.
The birthday girl for October 21 is Kim Kardashian.
The more I write about Libra, the more I discover myself describing the sign as possessing a high level of artifice. I don’t mean to disparage Libra natives (especially since my own rising sign is Libra), but it’s just the way I see things. There are a lot of fake-looking natives in the world. This ain’t the “au naturel” sign.
On that note, Kim Kardashian is a Libra . . .
The birthday boy for October 19 is Ty Pennington.
Ty Pennington intrigues me because we share one thing in common. I’m a Jack-of-all-trades type, too. Of course, I have a Libra rising sign, and that made me wonder if there’s anything else in my chart that I share with the TV host/actor/model/set designer/your profession here. So I punched up his chart.
What I found were three particular things that we have in common. A couple of them were generational aspects that I would have shared with anyone else who has a birthday so close to my own. The other, however, was a close conjunction of Venus and Mars. I’m going to have to look into that aspect because most astrology writers usually harp about the sexual aspects of the configuration.
Does that aspect in my birth chart have something to do with my ability to be good at almost everything I do? Perhaps it does. I’m going to look into it!
The birthday girl for October 18 is Freja Beha Erichsen.
As one of the most successful models in the world at the moment, Freja has a made a niche for herself in the market at the “androgynous” girl. While the sign of Libra is ruled by Venus, the most feminine planet, it has a masculine polarity. For that reason, I don’t encourage Libra women to go over the top with an overtly feminine appearance. Nevertheless, because of the Venusian influence, the sign is highly refined. Even a Libran androgyne is going to pull off a high-maintenance look well.
Freja is one of those models that some photographers will use in a gender-bending manner, but far more of them use her because her face will take a ton of makeup. Often that’s the difference between a “pretty” girl who turns heads when she walks down the street and a “handsome” girl who can make a living as a model. Freja, like many other Libra women, fits into the latter category. She could fall face-first into her makeup bag and somehow come out looking all the better for it. That’s the Libra way!
The birthday boy for October 17 is Eminem.
I don’t really get a Libra vibe from Eminem. He does, however, have an Aquarius moon. In combination, the two factors support a rather contrived public persona. Of course, he has had his greatest success recording as a persona named “Slim Shady.” When he’s performing more autobiographical material he seems quite unauthentic to me. In fact, he’s been to court several times to defend the passive/aggressive insults he includes in his tracks.
Many Libra natives talk a big game, but they just won’t say what they mean to your face. I get the feeling that many of Eminem’s legal battles have to do with his inability to deal with his issues in an upfront manner. That’s just not the way that most Librans operate.
The birthday girl for October 16 is Rachel Reilly.
I’m a huge “Big Brother” fan. I watch the American version of the show religiously and I even auditioned for the upcoming Canadian version. I’d like to see an astrologer like me in the house, although I doubt that I’d reveal my profession to the other houseguests. Anyway — back to Rachel. I was surprised to learn that she has a Libra sun, but I wasn’t surprised at all when I looked up her chart and discovered that she has a Cancer moon.
I don’t believe that a Cancer moon makes an individual particularly sensitive. It does make them unusually defensive and rather manipulative. In combination with a passive/aggressive Libra sun and heavy planetary influences from both Capricorn and Scorpio, Reilly is a manipulative power player. It’s a good chart for someone who plays a dirty game.
I’d be very interested to see where Reilly’s rising sign fits into all of this. Rachel, if you’re reading this, drop me a line! I need to know what time you were born.