Oh, the stars of Aries and those Aries stars!

Blessings and Light Reflections #4
For the week of March 27-April 2, 2017


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!”

In this week’s B section, page 6 of the Manila Mail for the week of May 21-27, 2014


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#19 For the week of May 21-27, 2014

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr 19) This week could mark the start of new friendships or something more. Ask for help if you need it. Weekly mantra: I need help from time to time.

TAURUS (Apr 20-May 20) One of your long-held dreams may come true this week. Never mind how: just be thankful that it did! Weekly mantra: My subconscious powers my success.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) This week, the Sun enters your sign, Gemini. The focus on the next 4 weeks is the enhancement of your health and personality. Happy birth month, all you Gemini-born! Weekly mantra: I gladly celebrate my Solar Return!

CANCER (June 21-July 22) You don’t want to be reined in. You want to be free to explore wide open spaces. This week is the time to do it. Weekly mantra: I value my freedom to roam.

LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Things may be going at a faster pace than usual this week. It’s a good thing that you’re usually good at organization. Weekly mantra: I take the time to be centered.

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) How to win friends and impress people seem to be the theme of your week. If there’s a problem to be solved, you’d want to do it. Weekly mantra: I am a part of the solution, not the problem.

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) You are more tolerant and understanding of others because of the things you’re finding out about yourself. Carry on. Weekly mantra: I act with compassion.

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) Replace a negative mindset with more energy and enthusiasm. Act like you’re already feeling the emotions, and then you will. Weekly mantra: I monitor my mind.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) You’ve always been eager to learn and discover. This is the week to do it when other responsibilities have been attended to. Weekly mantra: I work then play.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) Good things happen this week regarding competitions and rivalry Conserve your energy. Weekly mantra: I know that the best person will win.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Being selfish is definitely out-of-character behavior for you. Your partner may be wanting to have a word with you so get to it. Weekly mantra: I am attuned.

PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) Even if not everything goes according to plan, at least strive for some inner equanimity. Don’t get upset. Weekly mantra: I accept and give thanks.


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