Watching a few movies recently reminded me of something I already knew; Scorpio and Aries women are warriors. Of course in real life this is true, and it is abundantly apparent in film as well.
Scorpios Julia Roberts, Demi Moore and Jodie Foster are some of the most famous and respected actresses in the world and this is the case not only because of their amazing skills on screen but also because of the strength of the characters they choose.
One can hardly recall a Jodie Foster film where she is not fighting something huge, be it a rapist in “The Accused”, a serial killer or two in “The Silence of the Lambs”, or her boyfriends murderers in “The Brave One”.
Demi Moore has made her mark in the post-Brat pack era, playing tough as nails military chicks in “A Few Good Men” and “G.I. Jane”, and strong ladies facing some unique situations.
It is questions of sexual complexity which intrigue Scorpio women the most. Each of Fosters strong characters fight feminine stereotyping and victimization in some way, and the explicit roles Moore chooses dance around these theme as well, like her flirting with sex for money in “Indecent Proposal”, stripping as a mother in “Striptease”, and sexually harassing male underlings in “Disclosure”. None of this work smacks of desperate attention-seeking, but rather probes some deeper, psychological questions of boundaries and morality.
Certainly only Scorpio Julia Roberts could have brought serious depth and like-ability to the role of a hooker in “Pretty Woman”. And her other roles have been similarly unconventional, most memorably as a battered woman fleeing an abusive husband in “Sleeping with the Enemy” and in “Erin Brockovich” playing that very special real life lady, herself a Cancer, who caused a legal revolution fighting corporate pollution and dishonesty.
It is especially in the realm of fighting psychological and bureaucratic warfare and sexual taboos that Scorpios are most effective. And Scorpios love a good mystery, and certainly many of these films have unfolded this way.
Aries women, on the other hand, are fighters by fact of their sheer willpower and refusal to allow anything silly, like rules or men, to get in their way. They are athletic, ballsy and capable.
Aries Jennifer Garner gained fame as an ass-kicking CIA agent who can beat the shit out of anyone who crosses her, and still look foxy in “Alias”. In her big screen film “Eleckra” she also plays an athletic super-hero chick.
Despite her delicate beauty, Keira Knightly first hit the big screen as a female athlete in “Bend it Like Beckham”, then went on to win hearts in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” trilogy by fighting hard alongside the boys. Even in her famous period costumes she plays characters like Lizzie Bennett in “Pride and Prejudice” who refuse to follow the rules for female propriety of the day. Fighter indeed.
And even ladylike Aries Reese Witherspoon chooses characters who play by their own rules, like the post-modern feminist Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde”, who easily climbs her way over any and all obstacles in her Manolo Blahniks. Rather like fellow Aries Sarah-Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City”.
Unlike the Scorpios, the Aries ladies and characters don’t think too long and hard about the serious side of anything and everything, but rather just go for it and play hard ball with the boys, never breaking a sweat. Women in general owe a debt of gratitude to all of the brassy and bold Scorpio and Aries women amongst us because without them our lives, and DVDs, would be a lot less interesting.