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Harry & Cressida’s Love Connection


Just as Virgo Prince Harry has landed on US soil, American girls hang their head in disappointment as word comes from across the pond that he is madly in love with his latest girlfriend Cressida Bonas.

Cressida and Harry make a perfect astrological love match. Cressida was born on February 18, 1989, on the cusp of Aquarius and Pisces. My money would be on her being born after ¬†4:21 PM (BST) when the sun moved into Pisces. That puts her Pisces sun in opposition to Harry’s Virgo sun, and as we know opposite signs are a MATCH, just like Harry’s brother and sister-in-law William and Kate who are an opposite Cancer/Capricorn pair.

While the Cancer Capricorn pair (William and Kate) is concerned with tradition/foundations/security and family, the Virgo/Pisces pair (Harry and Cressida) is concerned with service/compassion/creativity and health. Harry joined the military service at age 18 and Cressida’s passion is dancing (a Pisces pursuit) which combines both creativity and health.

With his sun in Virgo, his moon in Taurus, and his ascendant in Capricorn- Harry is a perfect trifeca of earth signs. This makes him a thoroughly practical and down-t0-earth man despite his party-boy antics. Cressida’s moon sign is dramatic and regal Leo, giving her a warm and loyal emotional nature, who loves entertaining.

Virgo Goddess Beyonce


Virgo Goddess Beyonce is ruling the world, and the airwaves, these days. From the Presidential Inauguration, the Superbowl, her new HBO documentary “Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream”, to numerous magazine covers (including VOGUE March 2013), and her upcoming world tour, this is truly Beyonce’s moment at the apex.

Which is not very surprising when considering that Jupiter, the planet of good luck and abundance, is crossing through Gemini until June 2013, and it is a lucky career moment for all Virgos. With Jupiter in Virgo’s career house- bigger is better and more is more, so all Virgos should take advantage of the ample work opportunities lining up for them right now. (In June, Jupiter slides into Cancer which will bless Libra with these career benefits- so Libras take note, you have something to look forward to!)

In her many interviews Beyonce has been highlighting Virgos’ notorious perfectionism and attention to detail: “I watch my performances, and I wish I could just enjoy them, but I see the light that was late. I see, ‘Oh God, that hair did not work.’ Or ‘I should never do that again.’ I try to perfect myself. I want to grow, and I’m always eager for new information.” Virgos are meticulous information gatherers and craftsmen, but are not necessarily comfortable in the spotlight.

In astrology, however, our rising sign influences our outer personality and presentation and Beyonce has the sign of the dramatic showman, Leo, on her ascendant. In her early career, Beyonce divorced herself from her flashy outer persona (“Sasha Fierce”), but as an adult has assimilated her Leo and Virgo qualities. Scorpio, the sign of determination, sexuality and transformation is her moon sign- giving her tremendous emotional depth and insight, which is the bread and butter of her song writing and creative talent.

In addition to her Virgo/Scorpio/Leo astrological signature, a wealth of Pisces themes, Virgo’s opposite sign, emerge as well. As I often discuss in my pieces, opposite signs are really a pair- like two sides of the same coin. And successful people often personify their opposite sign as much as their sun sign.¬†Beyonce epitomizes the Virgo/Pisces polarity with both her dedication and professionalism (Virgo), and also her deep spiritual underpinnings (Pisces).

In her documentary, with the very Pisces subtitle “Life Is But a Dream”, she credits the prayers of her mother and Grandmother with her success, and repeatedly affirms her faith in God for steering her path and her choices. In an especially beautiful scene, filmed by her Sagittarius husband Jay Z, she sits on a boat with light illuminating her perfectly, waxing about the beauty of life and simplicity of love and joy in the moment- before jumping overboard declaring “Life is but a dream”. She also discusses how her biggest transformation (Scorpio) has been embracing her identity as an artist (Pisces) which has made her feel more comfortable insisting on her vision and not worrying that people would think she is “too picky” (Virgo).

The artistic and soulful inspiration of Pisces must be channeled through the detailed hard work of Virgo, while Virgos meticulous craftsmanship must be enlivened and inspired by creative Pisces, and with Beyonce we see the perfect exemplification of this polarity.

Fire Signs in Love: Adam and Leighton


New couple alert!

Fans of Josh Schwartz television- namely his two iconic shows “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl”- are rejoicing today with news that Sagittarius Adam Brody and Aries Leighton Meester are in love. This is a dreamy astrological match! Or a firey one, to be more accurate- Aries and Sagittarius being two of the three fire signs know for their drama and courage (Leo is the third). Aries women like Leighton are bold and go after what they want. No shrinking violets here! She has historically been attracted to other confident fire sign men, like her ex Leo Sebastian Stan.

Sagittarians like Adam are adventurous and optimistic. And they have a notoriously great sense of humor, like Adam’s character Seth. Adam dated his Virgo costar Rachel Bilson for several years. Virgos are much more meticulous and careful than daring Aries, so Leighton is a better match for him.

Now if only Josh Schwartz could write a screen-worthy ending for this duo…

Ryan Gosling: Archetypal Scorpio Man


In a recent PEOPLE magazine cover story, gorgeous Scorpio Ryan Gosling was touted as “America’s Most Wanted Man”. Indeed Scorpio men tend to turn women into a tizzy, and they are quite aware of their effect.

Scorpio men are passionate, intense and driven. And as PEOPLE wisely noted, “sexy, secretive, mysterious and seductive” as well. Scorpio men (and women) tend to have issues with boundaries- they either want ALL of something (or someone), or none of it. Hence, they can seem icy and aloof to those who don’t strike their fancy, and almost overwhelmingly attached to those whom they admire or are intrigued by. In love, this all or nothing dictum also holds. Brief flings barely register emotionally for them, while love can consume them completely and they seek stable, and transformative, long term relationships.

Their female ideal is a woman of the Taurus archetype- slow, sensual, feminine and sturdy. Passion, but also reliability, is important to them. His relationship with creative Pisces Eva Mendes is a romantic departure from his pattern of dating strong stubborn women, namely fellow privacy-craving Scorpio Rachel McAdams and Leo Sandra Bullock. Pisces are sensitive and intuitive like Scorpio and Eva and Ryan connect on this level.

Other sexy Scorpio men who mesmerizes us include Ryan Reynolds, Josh Duhamel, Eric Dane, Ethan Hawke, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler, and Leonard DiCaprio.

…and the Mayan Calendar…


Well.. the day is finally here.. December 21, 2012!!! Very exciting.

In the Mayan long count calendar (5,125 years long) we are now back at 0. The end.. or the beginning.. depending on how you look at it. The popular pop perspective on the end of the Mayan calendar is that the world is going to end. The popular holistic perspective is that we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in consciousness. That the true “Age of Aquarius” is finally upon us- a 2,000 year era- where life on earth becomes truly equal and free for all, an era of universal humanity as well as radical technological progress. The Mayans themselves actually had calendars and predictions extending beyond 2012, so there is little evidence they saw it as an apocalypse, but an important date none-the-less.

One of the most interesting theories of the Mayan calendar that I have read has to do with the theory of time acceleration- that during each of the major “re-set” points in the Mayan calendar, time actually accelerates. That our actual human experience of TIME is different than it was for people who lived thousands of years ago. With the technology we now have, and it’s pervasive impact in our everyday lives, this notion may not be as fantastical as it seems. So perhaps we are on the cusp of yet another massive technological breakthrough, that will remodel our lives, and our interconnections, yet again.

However you choose to celebrate or  interpret the Mayans (and their fascinating, ancient, and illuminating science), I wish you the very best in next ERA of your life!

Happy 12~12~12!


Today is December 12, 2012- Otherwise known as 12-12-12!! The number twelve carries the vibration of Pisces, the 12th sign of the zodiac- the sign of spirituality, unity and completion. People (or marriages) with a heavy 12 influence are caring and compassionate but also playful and fun loving. Adding the playfulness is the fact that both the sun and the moon are in Sagittarius today (as we approach the New Moon tomorrow) which bestows an adventurous, free and philosophical spirit. Both Pisces and Sagittarius are associated with the “planet of good luck” Jupiter so 12-12-12 is a lucky day indeed! And I was lucky enough to share about 12-12-12 this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America! Lucky indeed!

Sagittarius Fashion Idol: Gianni Versace

December 2, 1946 Reggio di Calabria, Italty noon* (time unknown)

The life and death of Sagittarius legend Gianni Versace remains one of the most colorful tales of modern fashion history. Born in Italy in 1946, Gianni got his first taste for design assisting his mother with embroidering her gowns. At the age of 25 he decided to make fashion his career and moved to Milan to commence an apprenticeship. By 1975 he had opened his own label and by 1979 he had befriended influential fashion photographer, Taurus Richard Avedon. Life just fell perfectly into place for young Gianni Versace.

This is often the case with Sagittarius men. They are happy, confident, outspoken, proactive, thoughtful and have a very healthy self-image. They imagine how they want their life to be, they will it into happening, and then they buckle down and enjoy the ride. They can’t really help it, having an extraordinary life full of adventure is their birthright. You see, Sagittarius is the sign of royalty. And as Gianni himself once said, “In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.” It was his journey to make beautiful things and meet beautiful, glamorous people and he threw himself in 100%.

Gianni’s royalty of spirit was demonstrated not only by becoming the best, the greatest, in his field, but by having the common touch with people; their respect as well as their admiration. This talent came from his watery, empathetic Pisces moon. Gianni’s trick was that he related to people on a human level. Pisces moon people do not have a shield up, they wear their heart on their sleeve, and are loving and kind and receptive to just about every soul who crosses their path. This type of sincerity can win you a lot of friends in the fickle, manipulative and hollow world of celebrity and high fashion. Especially when coupled with a fun-loving Sagittarius sun.

Fashion-wise, the hallmark of Sagittarius is bright colors, bells and whistles, short hemlines, big busts, and all the glitter and glamour you can throw into one package (think of Sagittarian women like Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Anna Nicole Smith). Saggs favor clothes that can be a bit campy and costumey, so it is no surprise that during his career Gianni designed clothes for many entertainers and shows, even a few Hollywood movies. Sometimes, a more refined Sagg fashion energy throws over the bells and whistles but usually keeps the short hemlines and wild colors. And boy did Gianni Versace love short hemlines and wild colors. His body-hugging, electrifying, barely there outfits caused a sensation in the fashion industry from the very beginning. And he desinged some of the single most famous, and shocking, dresses of the past quarter century, including Elizabeth Hurley’s safety-pin dress.

Having the courage and perserverence to throw himself into his passion head-first came from having three planets (Jupiter, Venus, Mercury) conjunct in determined, tough and focued Scorpio. Scorpio is the sign of sex, and this placement also influenced the overt (Sagg) sexuality (Scorpio) of his designs. His other important conjunction, Pluto and Saturn in Leo, has a decidedly darker flavor. Pluto is the planet of power, Saturn the planet of difficulty and Leo the sign of fame. This placement indactes lasting power and influence, but also hardship associated with this. Indeed, he was famously murdered outside his home in Miami Beach, Florida by Virgo serial killer Andrew Cunanan on July 15, 1997 at the age of 50. The Versace label is now run by his brother, fellow Sagittarius, Santo, mostly owned by his Cancer niece Allegra, and designed by his Taurus sister Donatella. Though his murder was shocking and senseless, certainly any Sagg worth their salt would rather go out with a bang at the peak of their career than decay into old age.

As a testament to how truly beloved he was, more than 2,000 mourners came to his funeral to pay their last respects to such a colorful and caring man. Cancer Princess Diana famously comforted Aries Elton John in the 1st pew. During his time at the top of the fashion world, he had not only created an archtypal, modern, sexy style which will forever be associated with him, but also presided over a court of glamorous supermodels who adored him. The last great age of the supermodel in the late 1980s and early 1990s, coincided with Versace’s reign in fashion, and epitomized the bold, brazen, bombshell joie de vivre that he celebrated. Taurus Linda Evangelista, Gemini Naomi Campbell, Virgo Claudia Schiffer, Capricorn Christy Turlington, and Pisces Cindy Crawford were among the group of goddesses who never had a bad word to say about Gianni. The ethos and spirit of the high living, glam Versace era was so flash that it took nothing short of the dark, repressed grunge movement in culture and fashion to overthrow it.