Category: movie stars

Astrology & Fashion: Audrey Hepburn & Hubert de Givenchy
One morning in 1953, a slip of a girl turned up at the atelier of Hubert de Givenchy, one of a group of young fashion designers striving to put Paris back on the map as the post-war capital of fashion. She was wafer-thin with short dark hair, thick eyebrows and huge eyes. She wore narrow […]
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A Moment of Magic in Memory of Hubert de Givenchy
The woman, the dress, the tune, the most poignant opening sequence…. Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929-1993) wore it. Sun in Taurus, Aquarius Rising, Moon in Pisces, Venus in Aries. Hubert de Givenchy (February 20, 1927 — March 10, 2018) designed the dress. Sun in Pisces, Gemini Rising, Moon in [...]
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RIP Gene Wilder
“I wanted to come out with a cane, come down slowly, have it stick into one of the bricks, get up, fall over, roll around, and they all laugh and applaud. The director asked, ‘what do you want to do that for?’ I said from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying […]
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Venus in Scorpio: Gracile Strength And Pure Power
If you’ve been following these “Venus In…” posts for a while, you will know that your Venus sign does not necessarily describe what you look like — that is more for the Ascendant  or ruling planet — but how you are attractive. Over the year, quite a few [...]
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Movies: Before…
Spoiler alert. If you haven’t seen Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, read no more. Jesse wears a manky greyish T-shirt with the word Neptune written across the body of a blue whale for about half the movie Before Midnight. Considering he’s an acclaimed writer of [...]
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Dr Zhivago: Venus In The Midst Of Mars
Like flowers the ice crystals on the window sparkle in the winter sun, transform into a sunny field of daffodils. Spring. Early-morning, low sun between rows of straight, rough-barked pines flashes as the camera moves. Treeless, snowy, dead flat land with a horizon straight as a ruler. A [...]
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What Blew Cloonuddin’s Commitment-Phobia Away?
George Clooney, handsome, talented and famous, seems to unite some of the best blessings of existence. Amal Alamuddin, beautiful, successful, cosmopolitan and not just a top lawyer, but a human rights one! Cream at the top of the collective coffee cup. Both just so good on paper. Which one is [...]
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Anthony Hopkins: Darkness Visible
    Anthony Hopkins’ trademark is intense stillness broken by an electrifying stream of words, or a sudden violent movement, or a flash of those unsettling pale eyes. He was born in the dark of winter. His powerful, stony Capricorn Sun is buried in the 12th house – the [...]
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Conscious Uncoupling: Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
The rest of the world divorces, separates, splits up, breaks up, calls the lawyers, tears each others eyes out; film-star Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin “consciously uncouple“. We may all roll our eyes at the (conscious or not) superiority of their announcement, [...]
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RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman
Within a moment that distinctive, deep voice, rich in inflection, complex in character could take you away to another place or into another’s soul. No wonder Paul Thomas Anderson cast Philip Seymour Hoffman as the mellifluous, mesmerising guru in The Master. It’s so sad that Philip [...]
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Movies: Gravity
Gravity opens with the longest, loveliest view of our pearlescent planet, so large and luminous — and behind it black space. The Earth is our home, our heart, our mother — but what happens when we cut the cord that ties us to her? (Spoiler alert. Pretty much all is revealed.) Dr [...]
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Venus in Capricorn: Beautiful Bones
Scarlett Johansson. Sun in Sag. Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Cap Venus is a about money and love and beauty. Her natal placement tells us about all those things. It tells us about how we love, what we love and what makes us loveable. Venus is also about seduction. How we are attractive, whom [...]
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Angelina Jolie: How To Be A Hero
Yesterday Angelina Jolie told the world she’d had an operation that reduces her risk of cancer from 87% to 5%. She’d had a double mastectomy. That one of the world’s most beautiful women should choose to have both breasts removed is a powerful notion. Jolie in particular has [...]
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Daniel Day-Lewis’s Chart In His Own Words
Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. Sitting in a darkened cinema and watching Daniel Day-Lewis filling up and spilling out of the screen is a pleasure: sometimes terrifying, sometimes heartbreaking, always visceral. He’s an actor who gets right into your guts. There’s no time of [...]
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¡Holawood!
Spanish does not have to be your first language if you want to make it in Hollywood, you’re a man and your Sun is in Pisces. But maybe it helps… Javier Bardem (March 1, 1969) Benicio del Toro (Feb 19, 1967) Raul Julia (Mar 9, 1940) Just wondering…
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Jodie Foster’s Chiron Return
Jodie Foster is one of the few movie stars who has managed to transmute her juvenile brilliance into adult excellence. Now, she’s 50 and still at the top of her profession. It’s a remarkable career. But just as remarkable has been her determination to keep her private life out of [...]
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So You Thought Lilith Was Always a Woman…
In my last post I pointed out that the extraordinarily brilliant writer Patricia Highsmith had dark, disturbing Lilith conjunct her Mercury, the planet of mind and writing. One of the things that makes her writing so remarkable is her ability to get under the skin of evil. Her greatest [...]
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Seeing Pregnancy Through Ceres’ Eyes
Is this the most influential portrait of a woman from the 20th century? You wouldn’t believe it now, but way back in 1991, this cover of Vanity Fair showing the then highest-earning actress in Hollywood naked and heavily pregnant caused a storm of controversy. Why? Because some people [...]
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Streep, The Iron Lady and the Chameleon Aspects
Meryl Streep inhabiting Margaret Thatcher Meryl Streep’s impersonation of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady is almost frightening in its accuracy, believability, naturalness and depth. How did Streep dig down and find that character and then make her live so vividly on [...]
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Natalie Wood: Saturn Returns
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood Hollywood legend Natalie Wood – beautiful, talented, passionate – died in mysterious circumstances 30 years ago. She was 43 years old and had spent the previous 39 years working, loving and living smack in the public eye. She drowned after a drunken row with her [...]
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