Posts Tagged ‘Scorpio’
The birthday boy for November 29 is Busby Berkeley.
Sagittarius natives are rarely renowned for their subtlety, so it’s no surprise that film director Busby Berkeley was a Sagittarius. Known for his elaborate choreography and signature visual style, he fits the bill as a typical Sagittarius. Yet his preoccupation with geometry in his routines made me believe that I’d find some heavy Capricorn or Virgo influences in his birth chart.
I didn’t find what I was looking for. Instead I found those two signs entirely void of planets. Berkeley, however, had four planets in Scorpio. Without an accurate birth time I can’t really explain how these planets contributed to his visual style except to say that Scorpio is often considered to be the sign of obsession. Berkeley’s style did border on the obsessive. Perhaps it’s that quality that I should be investigating.
Hmmm . . .
Today’s birthday girl is Scarlett Johansson.
Last year on this day I published a post speculating over Jamie Lee Curtis‘ astrological makeup. She was born on a day when the sun regulary switches signs so I guessed that she was a Scorpio. She turned out to be a Scorpio with a Sagittarius rising. Scarlett Johansson, on the other hand, is a Sagittarius with a Scorpio rising.
The funny thing is that Johansson gave me Jamie Lee Curtis vibes early in her career, especially in “Ghost World” and “Lost in Translation.” As she’s become more famous, her cool-as-a-cucumber persona has been replaced by something more fiery and robustly sexy; she’s become more comfortable wearing the qualities of her own sun sign.
Knowing that the two actresses share a birthday makes it even more interesting that Johansson is playing Curtis’ mother in “Hitchcock.” I wonder if they have anything else in common?
Today’s birthday girl is Björk.
Chart compatibility can be tough to assess. It’s hard enough putting all the factors in one chart together to provide an accurate portrayal of an individual. Doing it twice is double the effort. Determining if those two individuals belong together is exponentially more challenging.
It’s funny, though, that I can look at Björk’s chart and know that the two of us would get along. We have balance in our outer planets because we’re born within a few weeks of one another. We have compatible sun, moon and rising signs. We share the placement of Mercury, and her Venus sits atop my sun.
I’ve had some strained relationships with Scorpio natives in my lifetime, yet there have been a few that have been my kindred spirits. I can look at Björk’s chart and say with confidence that we would be kindred spirits. I just wear my weirdness on the inside, Capricorn-style. Oh, and my singing voice is an acquired taste, too.
Okay, this is the part where I apologize for getting two weeks behind again. But this time I’m going to defend myself by mentioning that I’ve finally ended my run with one of the volunteer organizations I’ve been working with for the past six years. I’ve also started a new job. This has all happened since Saturn entered Scorpio last month. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been complaining that I have too many things to do. I’d like to write more in general, and I’d especially like to write more about astrology. Still, playing catch-up on a blog that almost no one is reading doesn’t seem prudent. So I’m going to just move forward by pretending that the past two weeks of November never existed. Sorry, Scorpios!
Anyway, today’s birthday boy is Joel McHale. I don’t get a Scorpio vibe from McHale whatsoever. For that reason, I looked up his chart to discover that he has five planets in fun-loving Sagittarius: the moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. He also has Mars in Pisces and Saturn in Gemini. The mostly-mutable nature of his chart with the three goofiest mutable signs represented (only uptight Virgo is left out of the mix) is what defines McHale’s TV persona. I don’t see a shred of Scorpionic influence, but I also don’t know McHale personally. Perhaps offscreen he’s a defensive jerk with a cold exterior and a venomous sting. Or maybe he’s just the worst Scorpio ever. With an accurate time of birth I could probably determine which scenario is more likely, but for now I’d bet on the latter.
The birthday girl for November 6 is Emma Stone.
I still haven’t seen “The Amazing Spider-Man” so I really have no idea who Gwen Stacy is. When I read about the reboot of the orignal “Spider-Man,” I figured that Stone would be playing Mary Jane, the character portrayed by Kirsten Dunst in the previous films.
Dunst is a Taurus, a sign that I often compare with the “girl-next-door” archetype. She seemed ideally-suited to the role in which she was cast. I’m curious to know if Stone, a Scorpio native, was also ideally-suited to her role. I’m also curious to know if Mary Jane and Gwen are supposed to be polar opposites in the “Spider-Man” universe.
I guess I’m going to have to watch the movie to find out!
The birthday girl for November 5 is Tilda Swinton.
Hot on the heels of my post about Hannelore Knuts, I reminded myself that Tilda Swinton is also a Scorpio. Isn’t that funny? If I had to cast someone to play young Tilda Swinton in a biopic of her life, I’d probably cast Hannelore Knuts!
See, astrology really does work!
The birthday girl for November 4 is Hannelore Knuts.
Knuts is one of those impossibly cool girls that can make anything mundane look fashionable. Even in her thirties, she still gets work as a model. Most girls who are able to accomplish that are household names, working as the faces of cosmetic brands or as the spokesmodels for lifestyle brands.
Knuts, however, is still a high fashion model. People book her because she is the epitome of cool. I use that word a lot when I describe the sign of Scorpio, but it fits. Scorpios are as cool as it gets.