Blessings and Light Reflections #4
For the week of March 27-April 2, 2017
OH, THE STARS OF ARIES AND THOSE ARIES STARS!
What do Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, and Luke Evans have in common? Well, aside from playing Belle, Mrs. Potts, Lumíere, and Gaston, respectively, in the 2017 version of “Beauty and the Beast,” these actor-celebrities are in fact all born under the sign of Aries! Fascinating! Well, at least to a fangirl-slash-astrologer-slash-busybody like me who keeps track of these things.
What is the significance of finding out that four of the main characters in the film have Aries as their zodiac sign? Zero Aries is the first degree that the Sun enters in the tropical zodiac system, and it did so last March 20th, signaling the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere and to us astrologers, the real New Year. Without getting too technical about it, let’s just agree that spring is a powerful period of time, a time for new beginnings, setting new intentions and acting upon them – simply because the Sun is at its exaltation in Aries, imbuing the days of spring with tremendous fiery energy. Just picture the Sun at its mightiest and most dignified, emitting life-giving heat and light. Such is the presence that the Sun lends to the Aries period.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that with Emma Watson (Belle), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Ewan McGregor (Lumíere), and Luke Evans (Gaston), we simply have an Aries overload! There have been many excellent actors born with their Sun in Aries throughout filmic history, but if we focus even on these four contemporary luminaries, it’s not hard to imagine why their combined stellar power catapulted “Beauty and the Beast” to stratospheric box-office sales and salutary IMDB ratings. Here’s my brief rundown on how these four actors made an impression on me throughout the years: I “know” Emma Watson from her portrayal of “Hermione” from the “Harry Potter” film series, as well as in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Standout performances from the esteemed actor-director Emma Thompson in my opinion are her roles in “The Remains of the Day” and “Love, Actually” (just wait until the scene where she discovers “something” in their room as she plays a CD of Joni Mitchell singing “Both Sides Now”… made me cry as silently as she did). Per the crackerjack Ewan McGregor, sorry I missed him in “Trainspotting” all those years ago, and I still haven’t watched that one yet although I hear a Part 2 is already in the offing. Ewan first made an impression on me in his vulnerable take on “Moulin Rouge,” while Luke Evans, with his Moon in Scorpio and intense eyes, caught my attention as the Count in “Dracula Untold.”
Of our four Aries stars, three were born on April 15: Emma Thompson, with her Moon in sensitive Cancer, was born April 15, 1959 (57 y/o); Luke Evans was born April 15, 1979 (37 y/o); Emma Watson, with her Moon in playful Sagittarius, was born April 15, 1990 (26 y/o). Ewan McGregor, with a Gemini Moon, was born on March 31, 1971 (46th birthday almost coming up). If you find any other mysterious connections, please feel free to share below. As they say in their wildly successful film, “Be our guest!”