R.I.P. Heath Ledger

April 4, 1979- January 22, 2008

Friends, family and fans of Heath Ledger were shocked and saddened this week by the news of his sudden death at the age of 28. One of the most gorgeous, talented and celebrated actors of his generation, Heath had many admirers. Many were surprised this fall when it was announced that the relationship between him and his fiance, Virgo Michelle Williams, had ended. Always loving, doting parents to their two year old daugher, Matilda, it appeared to most that they had escaped the ‘Hollywood curse’ on stable relationships. As I wrote in my previous post about their relationship [The Heath and Michelle Break-up], their love bond was very strong and indeed, she was the love of his life. I also mentioned how Scorpios, like their daughter Matilda, often have unusual childhoods, for various reasons, and grow close to members of their extended families. Heath’s death appears to have tragically sealed this fate for Matilda. Fire sign Aries men like Heath are adventurous, outgoing and sometimes reckless. They are the first to throw their hat into the ring and don’t think twice about their actions. His Cancer moon added another level of emotional vulnerability and passion which undoubtedly helped him as an artist and actor. The Cancer moon, however, can become needy and dependant. Fire and water is a dramatic, but unpredicable, combination. As Michelle Williams’ father said upon hearing the news of his death, Heath had been “burning the candle at both ends, and oh what a beautiful flame he made.”