My husband is listening to a book tape about Tammy Wynette’s life. She had that signature song, ‘Stand By Your Man”. Apparently people gave her a bunch of crap about it. This was 1968, so women’s lib was coming up.
Tammy was completely bewildered by the reaction. She just couldn’t see anything wrong with the song, to save her life.
“Now my name is M.C.A. I’ve got a license to kill;
I think you know what time it is, it’s time to get ill.
Now what do we have here, an outlaw and his beer.
I run this land, you understand; I make myself clear.”
–”Paul Revere”, Beastie Boys
Adam Yauch, MCA of The Beastie Boys, died this morning of cancer. While other celebs’ deaths have impacted me for one reason or another, the death of MCA feels different. He’s of my age group and The Beasties were the first of what I consider my odd “type” to reach fame. Beasties have been part of my personal soundtrack since my sophomore year of college. The album “Licensed to Ill” lived in the cassette deck of my first car (truck). I don’t think I’ve gone a week without listening to at least one of their songs since.
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“Makeup’s just crazy, anyways. Native Americans used to wear it, and it did all right for them until, uh … well, until you killed them all, I suppose.”
When I mention British comedian Eddie Izzard people either immediately know exactly who I’m talking about and express their appreciation for him or they’ve never heard of him. In that case I try to describe him because sometimes with a celebrity you’ll hit some minor piece of information and people will say, “Oh HIM, I know who you mean.” That’s never the case. Instead they just begin to look confused and increasingly uncomfortable the longer I go on. I usually just stop at that point because I’ve made MYSELF sound like a total psycho. On the up-side, these people hardly ever ask me to babysit.
Continue reading Eddie Izzard, Comedian: Pisces Moon, “Covered In Bees”
Astrology in real life
Joaquin Phoenix is undeniably magnetic. With a stellium in Scorpio conjunct planets (including Pluto) in the late degrees of Libra, he is one to watch over the next 12 months, as Saturn leaves Libra for Scorpio, conjuncting his Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Uranus in the process.
“I always wanted to be a cowboy, and Jedi Knights are basically cowboys in space, right?”
Liam Neeson is a Gemini with a stellium in the sign, Sun, Mercury and Venus, all conjunct. This gives him a nimble mind, varied interests and mutable ego to match. His birth time is unknown but Moon in Sagittarius is definite and the Moon is full that day. Regardless of his actual birth time the Sadge Moon is within a reasonable orb of opposition to his Gemini stellium providing him with the philosophical, emotional optimism of fire that works so well with his airy Gemini. A good bit of stabilization and pacing is provided by Saturn and Neptune in Libra in aspect to the opposition, as well as the ability to morph his object reality.
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“The Blues ain’t nothin’ but a good woman on your mind.”
–Mississippi John Hurt
I’ve been listening to early bluesmen and was particularly struck by the sounds of Mississippi John Hurt. Looking around for his birth date I was frustrated to find that there was confusion: two different years and three different dates. Hurt was undeniably a deep-feeling family man with a pronounced spiritual presence. So the first chart was Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon. That’s got to be it, right? But the second was Pisces Sun, Cancer Moon. Shoot. So having listened to so much of his music today I figured my best bet was to look at the possible positions of Mercury.
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“I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end, and I’m a big shoe girl.”
Screenwriter and playwright John Patrick Stanley said of actress Amy Adams, “She’s got this Ingrid Bergman thing going on, this luminosity. You see a good person struggling in this complicated world. She’s fiercely intelligent but has this peculiar innocence about her. She has a beautiful face of light.” Amy Adams has Uranus sextile her Leo Sun, an electric shine that accents her humanity. Leo is the sign of both actors and royalty. I was never more struck by her perfection in a part than I was by her portrayal of the role of Giselle in the story of a cartoon princess come to life in the movie “Enchanted.” Perhaps this is because her chart is such a perfect example of the archetype of the fairytale princess.
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Outtakes and various other sundries
After a career in dance and modeling, not to mention producing couture fashion shows, I have made all sorts of discoveries regarding astro signs and dressing. What are you dressing? Your rising? Your sun? Your moon? A stellium? Or a combination of a few places in your chart? My own formula for dressing is at the bottom of this piece.
If an Aries can be bothered with fashion at all, it’s going to be power dressing or dressing for action. Pants wearers more often than not, they often throw on what is there and what is clean, (let’s hope.) The fashionable sweat suit set is not wasted on them neither are yoga clothing, tights and the like. Speed is key.
If an Aries can gain power from dressing they will dress very carefully to gain that advantage and a good example of this is Bette Davis. Most often an Aries will attempt to stay thin or be thin from running and knocking down doors. I suggest Aries consider what will take them to the next level they are trying to reach and dress accordingly. I also suggest that they dress better than they are because the throwing on of clothes can give the wrong impression quickly.
“And you can bet your last money, it’s all gonna be a stone gas, honey! I’m Don Cornelius, and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace and soul!”
–Don Cornelius, Soul Train
Don Cornelius died this morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Cornelius was the series creator as well as host, writer and producer of “Soul Train” from its inception in 1970 until 1993. Previously Cornelius was a radio sports and news reporter and disc jockey in Chicago, the city where “Soul Train” got its start. The show was originally sponsored by Sears and Roebuck. “Soul Train” brought Soul and R&B music to a national audience through national syndication, and had a profound effect on popular culture in mainstreaming the music, fashion and dance of African-American youth culture.
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“Pardon me for loitering in front of an orchestra.”
I was talking with a client about the astrology of attractive celebrities, just chat, a tangent, but it got me to thinking. Analyzing the charts of celebrities, often because of characters we find attractive, is a good way to sort through and categorize certain traits that activate us. While a public person we have no contact with stimulates something in us, their charts interact with ours, we have no impact on them. This makes for a good way to investigate our own issues with attraction.
Continue reading The Astrology Of Celebrity Crushes: John Goodman
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