“Oh, that character was light years away from me. I’m not debonair. I’m not suave. I did wear tight pants, though, because I found out that it worked.”
I’m always excited when I put up someone’s chart and find we share planets in a certain sign or house. It’s probably my Leo and is akin to, “I have that shirt! Boy, do you have good taste!” Several of my school friends have nearly identical charts, but different moons or ascendants. That’s pretty common among agemates. As far as the expression of that chart energy goes, I have found more eery synchronicities between myself and non-agemates with whom I share significant chart elements.
I can’t say for sure why that is, but I have a theory. I’d call it differentiation, specialization. Simply put, we’re all individuals and I think while on some level we need conformity we also need to feel unique. Take the case of twins: why are they not the same? I ask a different question, why would they want to be the same? I believe that they take nearly identical energies and specialize to maximize their own unique expression of identity. Even with those whose charts are merely similar, a drive to specialize, to literally make oneself special, creates difference between individuals. It’s a drive that may be as much evolutionary as individual. Differentiation strengthens systems.
Still, it’s fun to seek out the charts of those who carry the same energies we do and to see what they have done with them. My chart shares a freakish amount of similarities with that of Robert Conrad, a TV star from when I was a kid. He always seemed like kind of a cool, badass, something I wouldn’t mind being. My man shares a birthday with Susan Boyle, which is interesting if puzzling. His non birthdate astro-twin is Alec Baldwin, whom he actively despises. Oh well, I guess. I have an amazingly close astro-twin here at ElsaElsa and the similarities are freaky in the most wonderful of ways.
Do you look for similarities between your chart and the charts of others? Do you have a real life or celebrity astro-twin?