The Red carpet: glitz, glamour and a line up of veritable stars! However, does a certain line up of the sky’s stars at birth make certain of your place on the red carpet, or is everyone’s shot at fame the same?
Well, some individuals naturally seem front of the line, the quality of their astrological stars bestowing star quality. However, whether they remain part of the red carpet glitterati or find the rug pulled from beneath them, depends much upon their coping of fame and their overall Birth Chart. As an Astrological Birth Chart displays an individual’s potential, pitfalls and what they deem of utmost importance in life. So some may find fame comes a calling, but choose not to return its calls, favouring their private life. While, others may spend a lifetime knocking at fame’s door, never to be invited in!
Although, whether fame looms on your horizon, usually has much to do with where your Planets fall on it. For Planets placed above the chart horizon generally suggest a life suited and spent more in the spotlight, with normally at least the Sun or Moon situated in the upper half of your chart. However, this is not to say that those with Planets below the horizon never find fame, as less visible routes of writing or cinematography may be chosen. However, perhaps the difference is they just never court fame, preferring to remain in the shadows.
Beatle’s band member, George Harrison seemed to encompass both, part of a worldwide phenomenon, demonstrated by upper planetary placements including a combined vocational North Node and transformative Pluto both in Leo. He could entertain and command attention. For Zodiac Sign, Leo and the 5th House are ruled by the Sun, so those with favourable Planets naturally shine. However, he sung ‘Here comes the Sun’, but with a Twelfth House Moon and the Sun plus other personal Planets beneath the horizon, he preferred life in the shade, choosing solitude and simplicity.
So Sun ruled placements aid some achieving their place in the Sun, as Musician, Bruce Springsteen demonstrates, with Mars and Pluto in Leo and numerous 5th House Planets. However, the Sun also needs Sun worshippers, as fame largely lives off its followers. For Springsteen’s Sun in 5th House entertains, but it is his Moon placement here which reflects this energy through the audience’s adulation. Therefore, some charts boast more positive aspects catapulting individuals to fame, but often what sustains them is their mass appeal. Hence, the Natal Moon’s condition, representing the public, proves a reliable indicator of possible fame. For with a prominent Moon in your Natal Chart by position, angle or planetary aspects, you could be a star in the making!
Singer, Madonna’s Moon is her ‘lucky star’, exactly on her Ascendant in aspect to several other Planets including Saturn, enabling her to successfully utilise an instinct for knowing what the public desires through sheer hard work. While, simultaneously, validating her sense of self worth through them. Therefore, fame seems a two-way Street, perhaps explaining why those with Aquarian Moons are often said to find fame easily, especially politically, reaching the largest of audiences. With this in mind, it seems that even harsh Moon aspects are favoured over none, as fame does not exist in isolation.
Although, of course beneficial planetary aspects make obtaining fame an easier task, as with attention (Sun), lucky opportunities (Jupiter) beauty, charm (Venus) or favourable chart configurations like a Grand Trine, success seems more likely. However, fortunate Planets alone do not always guarantee fame, as without challenging aspects, an easy come easy go attitude can prevail. Therefore, the most common thread in famous astrological charts is the T-square, a tri configuration where two Planets are opposed, both squaring a third. For in reality it proves more a ‘try’ configuration, driving individuals.
So difficult aspects can spur individuals through setbacks, but if fame is not this lifetime’s destiny, no matter how you rattle its door you will remain out in the cold! Therefore, the North Node, Mc and Part Fortune chart positions are significant in establishing future success, with Planets further emphasising which area, such as Mars symbolising sporting accolades. For Artist, Van Gogh had many upper planetary placements, but a North Node just within the secret Twelve House meant fame eluded him until after death, instead aiding his undoing. While Actor, Clint Eastwood, not having set his sights on stardom was spotted by chance, but his Moon and Mc together in Leo alone indicate the limelight.
So before knocking check for keys, as the key to Fame exists within your entire Natal Chart!