Just as gods and goddesses were created by humans with super hero qualities and flawed character to teach us, so can we draw great lessons from our modern day version sometimes referred to as celebrities.
Dr. Toni Galardi
A few months ago I began sharing stories about famous iconic people to give us lessons to draw from. There are plenty of astrologers on the net who share information on famous people with a gossip columnist quality to their articles but I think that sharing the shadow of people whose talents we have worshiped can teach us so much more, if we understand the myth they contracted to play out for themselves and us, much like the stories from Ancient Greece, Rome and Sumeria, etc
Further, their human limitations is often more relatable than that of Buddha or Jesus. I’ve chosen to share my take on Audrey Hepburn as she truly embodied so much for us to learn from. The astrological archetypes of her personal chart are very present for us right now as Saturn, Neptune and Uranus are transiting the signs of Aquarius, Pisces and Taurus.
Audrey Hepburn’s sun sign was in Taurus, her moon was in Pisces and her Mars was conjunct Pluto in Cancer with an Aquarius rising. I won’t get into the technical details of her chart but here are some facts that give us a clue to her love/hate relationship with food that like all mythic lives, leads to a higher destiny:
- She was a chubby baby and toddler who loved chocolate so much that her mother, a Dutch baroness instructed their cook to lock the cupboards.
- She spent her teen years in the Netherlands during the war years and almost starved to death when the Nazis punished the Dutch for trying to thwart their occupation by cutting off the food supply between 1944-45.
- She learned to fantasize ( moon in Pisces) that she wasn’t hungry so that her mother could provide for the other children.
- This ultimate control over food and vast imagination would serve her as a dancer later and then as an actress. In a time when the ideal woman had an hour glass figure like Marilyn Monroe, coming out of the ballet into modeling and acting, she had a unique look that stood out. Hired to play a waif like character on Broadway, she was offered the opportunity to come to New York from England by luxury ship so she would learn her lines. Having access to rich food and chocolate, she arrived 12 pounds heavier 10 days later. The producer, shocked at her weight gain, demanded that she lose the weight immediately which she did and then some. Thus began her interesting relationship with food.
Although her chart indicates a passion for food, her son insists that she was as thin as she was because she only ate a little of everything. A long time smoker, I do believe she had an eating disorder ( she was 5 ft 7 and weighed 105 pounds) that engaged her in her later passion which was to become a Unicef Ambassador ( Aquarius Rising) to help starving children in third world countries. It was very common for women of that time to use nicotine to speed up their metabolism and control hunger. Audrey really cared though, very much about the fate of the world’s children. Clearly, her own experience in Holland during the war engendered a deep empathy for starving children.
Audrey Hepburn took the wounds of her childhood and devoted the last years of her life to Unicef.
The planet Mercury rules communication and the conscious mind.What Miss Hepburn has to teach us especially right now as Mercury has gone back into Aquarius in retrograde is to reflect these next few days on how you can engage humane acts toward the betterment of others irrespective of race, gender or political orientation. In a week, Mercury will go back into Pisces until April 10 so we are being called, each of us to expand our empathy. How often when someone acts so differently than you, are you able to put yourself in their shoes? I know I struggle with this one. One of Audrey Hepburn’s finest qualities was that she saw the good in people, all people. It is unfortunate that she passed at age 63 of a rare form of colon cancer. Although she had beautiful features, what made her so beautiful in her early 60’s, ( with no cosmetic augmentation) was that she was lit from within. Kindness is a great cosmetic. Of course, having Givenchy dress you ain’t bad either. ha!
Astrology Tips for Your Work Week
1) Monday and Tuesday could be a little wonky. We are adjusting to the time change and we have a full moon in Pisces/Virgo and Mercury stationing all within a few hours of one another. And this is a super full moon meaning it will closer to the earth than usual. Remember, the moon rules the emotional body.
2) When Mercury comes to the end of a retrograde or at the beginning of it going direct, information can come to light that we didn’t have or didn’t see earlier. Dr Joseph Mercola, well known integrative medicine doctor published an article today that gives pretty compelling evidence for the Corona Virus being a bioweaponized pathogen just as SARS was. Wuhan, the city in which CO-VID 19 was first identified is a Biosafety Level 4 facility.
My take on these viruses is that vaccines are not the answer. Building your immune system up with impeccable health habits is a harder path than taking a pill or shot but it is most of the time, the best route to not contracting this or any virus. And fear also lowers the immune system. Step away from media and government fear tactics. I predict we will be seeing a lot of fear driven messages in the coming months based on Donald Trump’s astrological chart and its dovetail with the U.S. chart. ( more on that in a future newsletter)
2) It will take Mercury a good two weeks to get its mojo working for you most effectively ( remember that Mercury rules the brain) as it will be back in watery Pisces in one week. Listen to your intuition through the body wisdom.
3) The moon will enter its waning phase on Monday as well so waiting until March 24th to make big decisions will prove to be very efficacious. A moon wobble is coming next weekend which can make for intense emotional responses.
4) Meditation can really help this week.
A closing thought from “Holly Golightly” ( if you haven’t seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s I recommend it!):
Remember you have two hands: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. Audrey Hepburn
With great love and affection,