The Absolutely Fabulous Laura Dern
Laura Dern just won the Oscar for best supporting actress. A well-deserved tribute to an actress whose electric screen presence is always mesmerising — even when she’s just ordering a kale salad in Marriage Story.
Dern’s chart is just so Hollywood, with a massive stellium in glamorous Pisces plus shimmery, glittery, mutable, mirrory Pisces Rising. Her Aquarian Sun is in the 12th house of the collective, a great placement for anyone who needs some mass appeal. That dangerously charming Mars in Libra is actually the only traditional planet aspecting the Sun.
She’s also really lucky. Look at the giant kite formation in her chart. It connects a watery grand trine — Saturn (hard work and longevity) in Pisces, with Jupiter in Cancer (family) and Neptune (movies) in Scorpio. She’s from a movie family and she must create and look for family whenever she works. But the Grand Trine is given tension and drive by the generational conjunction of Uranus-Pluto in Virgo. Her breakout role was as the curious, clever virginal Sandy in Blue Velvet — a Virgoan archetype in a nasty, nasty world. That came out when Jupiter, the magnifier, was cruising through all her Pisces planets.
Well, this has been a great year for Dern with both her films (Marriage Story and Little Women) up for numerous prizes. It certainly seems to help when the Oscars are the day before your birthday. (I’ve always thought that part of British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s success was due to his scheduling elections near his own birthday on May 6, and look at Shakira’s birthday Superbowl.) It means the Sun is shining right on you. Something to keep in mind for your next awards ceremony!