This section includes links to astrological essays about movie stars, directors, films and film characters.
Astrology, Romance, Fiction and the Movies
Romance is a strong theme in the movies and fiction, sometimes discreetly and other times blatantly so.
Some relationships are harmonious throughout while others have to brave many obstacles including class or wealth divides before they get to live ‘happily ever after’. Indeed, often the psychological suspense holding the reader or the audience is this gradual breaking down of obstacles within the relationship.
Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre
Two examples of the wealth (and even class) divide are Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. Almost from the start, cool as a cucumber, Mr. Darcy holds himself aloof from people like the ‘Bennets.’ A man of few words and no outward passion to speak of, he could be almost Capricorn in nature. Elizabeth Bennet, on the other hand, is his equal in intelligence. She has an analytical and realistic outlook on life. Eventually, Darcy finds he has met his match in what could be a Virgo.
As a novel, Jane Eyre was revolutionary for its time, indeed, Jane Eyre’s rebellious spirit (which is apparent throughout the book), is as Aquarian in nature as the novel itself. Rochester is passionate and a widely travelled man but there’s a degree of selfishness too. Hiding his mad wife Bertha in the attic and keeping her existence a secret to all but Grace Poole. He’s an Arian perhaps?
Gone With the Wind
The Aries will carry around with him, a vision of his ‘ideal love’ even if he doesn’t recognise her at first. Think of Scarlet O’Hara in Gone With the Wind, who as an Aries experiments in lots of relationships, taking her time to recognise her real affinity with Rhett Butler. Rhett could be a Sagittarian; an adventurer for whom love is fun and who was happy to make his romantic and sexual interests clear from the start. Someone who will always get what he wants even if, in the end, he discards it.
Still on those ‘passionate’ Fire signs and take a look at that infamous film When Harry Met Sally. The Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan affair is typical of a Leo woman and an Aries man. She has a dramatic and attention-seeking capacity while he is a man who can enjoy relationships for what they are all through life.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Variety is the spice of life for the Air signs and what better example of the Gemini personality than Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean:Dead Man’s Chest. Here’s a character who uses his intellect and lively spirit to get himself out of all kinds of dicey situations. The deep emotions associated with the Water signs are conspicuously lacking in this sparkling adventure. Sparrow like his ruler Mercury (associated with the trickster God Hermes) always has a few tricks up his sleeves and survives by using wit and negotiation rather than weapons and force.
The Water signs are also passionate, but more emotional and spiritual too. Ghost, the Patrick Swayze-Demi Moore story of a burning passion which transcends death, could well be typical of a Pisces and Scorpio relationship. The Pisces woman has an intuition and a spirituality which would be sensitive to signals from beyond, and the Scorpio (the partner who dies) would have that compatibility with a Piscean and would have a basic belief in life-after-death. And like Cathy and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, they are both capable of loving beyond the grave.