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Dido: No Love Without Freedom

Dido,a unique singer with her own individual recognizable voice. Her songs speak of love,freedom and devotion, but what kind of love? I know completely nothing of her personal life but through reading the birth chart and her music Ill try to paint a picture.Dido is a Capricorn but by now you know how misleading the sun sign can be! She does not sing about the Capricorian kind of relationship where stability and honor play the highest part. No,instead she speaks of a spiritual love:

“There will be no white flag above my door
I’m in love and always will be “-White Flag

Her songs contain a devoted kind of love but also anguish and sensitivity. For most people her songs- even the sad ones, have a positive message. Why? perhaps because of the sensitivity and humility in the lyrics as well as the gentle way she presents herself.  Dido has her Mars in Pisces and Venus in Aquarius,together this combination is just what I described.

Mars in Pisces are not action takers,they are very sensitive in the way they present themselves and at times even passive. This placement in a female chart shows us that she likes man that are quite,gentle dreamers. She supports this sensitive man in their difficulty to face the “real practical world” and as a Capricorn she is more then capable of doing this. Venus in Aquarius is also the kind to choose spiritual or intellectual kind of love over the sensual. She is the one to sacrifice herself for love-if the love meets her ideal. the ideal is freedom!

“No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No love without freedom
No freedom without love”

This themes of having a partner to give her that freedom comes up again and again in many of her songs (Hunter for example). So what we have here is someone that gives all to a a partner that doesn’t necessarily answer that need for her to be herself, but being a devoted Pisces Venus she ends up staying and sacrificing her need,or ending the relationship.

Its not a person with easy kind of relationships at all. Her gifts lay in her ability to love as her true self and a partner that can appreciate the realness and open devotion is the one she needs.

Lastly,lets look at the moons placement as it shows a great deal about ones emotional world. Dido’s moon is in Aries,a very fiery dramatic placement that is great for actresses and authors. This moon is also very idealistic! they fight for a spiritual cause. Its also a good balance to the passive Mars and always there to carry on after a broken heart-and keep on believing in love and freedom.

Leo: Madonna,Selena Gomez and Taylor Momsen

“I have the same goal I’ve had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world”

“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay” -Madonna

Wonderful Leo! no one can go through life without acquiring a Leo friend or two. Ruled by the sun and the 5th house it is very much a sign of light and extroversion. The sun rules your ego,father figure and authority in general. So whatever this people have would be out there for you to see. It is the most loud and shining way to be, sometimes it is positive, at times its negative. As you know light cant exist without some shadow,and these people have a big light and a big shadow to their personality. The stereotype is that Leo is a born leader and a natural star’ and indeed leadership comes to them very naturally,for they don’t shrink from their own or others emotions. They have full acceptance of the strengths they posses and always growing up knew they wont be ignored by family and friends.Though the most confident and glowing sign,they can be shy and quite but even then- the key word is presence. They posses a strong healthy ego and love to win. yet they also love to see  others win and shine and thats why we enjoy the company of our Leo friends. They feel so confident with themselves that they want you to be the best you can be and encourage your own light to shine. The shadow this sunny light casts has to do with the strong energy their soul is nourished with. For their ego to stay in its comfortable place they need you. Leos adore compliments and human warmth and care as long as they are never perceived as weak or needy. They need you there but with a respectable distance. A hurt Leo would never be silent,he will cry,scream and yes even take revenge. Their shadow is so apposite to their light that people are surprised by the childish behavior that hurt brings out in them. And yet they never want to hurt you! Ruled by the 5th house of children and games they like a child might offend you but still be your best of supporters.  Leos are very creative and warm people,many artists and actors have a Leo sun or Leo dominant in their birth chart. They are very romantic at heart in a almost childlike manner. And yet very proud and strong so they make balanced fun partners for those who know how to take care o them. Leos are beautiful,in part naturally and in part for their cheerfulness and liveliness. They are kings and queens or famous criminals. You can recognize a Leo by its halo mane of hair (Jeniffer Lopez) and cat like eyes. Madonna with her Leo sun and Venus is an example of the female Leo queen or the queen of pop to be precise,though shes also very much a Virgo personality as well. And indeed she is proud and ambitious and accomplishes what she wants in life. Sometimes in a loud Leo manner that causes controversy. And she is never afraid to say what she thinks or wants,Leos don’t hide they just go out there. Provocative as Madonna is she is also loved and had been adored for many years,unlike the fame of the cancer sign that is more fragile. A good example is Selena Gomez,she even looks like a Leo! But that is because she has her rising sign that rules appearance in Leo as well as a few other planets. I give her as an example of how a Leo looks and behaves. A slightly less known singer is rocker Taylor Momsen from that band The Pretty Reckless. Shes a sun in Leo with a Scorpio moon that gives her a moody dark edge emotionally,but still a glowing not shy Leo.As long as  Leo has enough stimulation from the outside- they are ok. If they dont, they turn into the picture of the moody artist and a very loud roar of angst comes out.

Jack white,Lindsay Lohan and Sky Ferriera:Cancer sun


You keep her in your pocket
Where there’s no way out now
Put it in a safe a lock it
’cause it’s home sweet home -The white stripes 

What did I do
to make you so cruel?
I’ve got this ache inside my heart
I know that it’s you – Ghost Sky Ferreira

The sign of Cancer is ruled by the moon which rules emotion,home and the mother. It is also the sign of fame and many celebrities and musicians have a strong cancer in their chart. The reason the moon and cancer are connected to fame had a great deal to do with the spread of ideas and emotions out into the public sphere.  Because the moon has its changing phases this people can go on from being at the top of public opinion to the bottom of shame and public criticism very easily. Cancers strength is also its Achilles heel,sensitivity that can be a power house of creativity and an angry weapon just the same. Lindsay Lohan is a great example of the feminine and raw power of a cancer female and its sexuality. A child star gone wild as the tabloids would have it. Cancers are sensitive souls with an unhealthy tie to the family  that can result in a great need in independence with an obsessive emotional dependence at the same time. Acting is a natural talent as is being popular through the media. But deep emotional wounds and addictions are common as well. Cancers are shy and crazy,sexy and androgynous,mothering and distant-all in one. depending on the rest of the chart of course. Jack white has hes sun placed in cancer and his connection to women and family, in his lyrics an anger and a bond to the feminine is evident. For some reason the connection to babies is strong in those with a cancer sun or moon and yet cancer females tend to reject that side more then not while the males don’t. Cancers can also try and deal with their emotions with shopping,spending money or drinking. As children they are painfully shy but as they grow up and stop being a baby (usually in their 30s) they are powerful people with ambitions that may seem surprising to those who don’t know them well. They are great friends to have and very loyal,but sometimes tend to be too influenced by their environment and friends which is okay as long as its healthy and nourishing to them. Music that moves from a gentle ballade to a rock anthem is the ultimate cancer mix.

lily Allen – Taurus

“And I am a weapon of massive consumption
And it’s not my fault, it’s how I’m programmed to function”– The Fear  lyrics

“You’re no friend of mine girl
And I’ve known it for a while girl…Tell me what did you expect?
Have you got no self-respect?” -Friend of mine lyrics

I remember when I first heard the single “smile” and I loved it. Such a sweet voice and such words behind it. Lily Allen (again a British singer) who became famous overnight through Myspace, is a Taurus. For me she embodies the female Taurus traits perfectly both in her self expression about love and society as well as in her style. Taurus is ruled by Venus and in other words beauty,love and sensuality. And yet Taurus girls are far from being concerned with the soft and tender of the world. Beauty and warmth are in their nature,its is what a Taurus craves and gives others. But this earth sign is also very concerned with stability in the worldly sense but for emotional reasons. They are earthy in terms of answering the personal needs be it money,food or sex. But they like to play it safe which can mean playing by conservative rules to get to their gaols. They don’t act rashly like the Aries and fire energy is not in their nature. A Taurus women is feminine no matter what she wears or even how she acts-her true nature is feminine even if covered by roughness. They make good loyal friends but do tend to always think they are right. A Taurus is never wrong and if they are, it will take time to change an opinion long held. This women know how to hold mind over matter to achieve what they want but underneath are sensitive souls with a practical view of life.

Lily Allen is a Taurus with some strong Gemini in her chart, this probably denotes her with clever words and lyrics as well as lightening her personality a bit. I don’t think I ever came across a more Taurus representing song then “The Fear”. Though the songs mocks wonderfully the world we live in and all material things it also puts an expression to our need and hunger for them. The song is like the sweet evolving Taurus that finds through life more creative and spiritual approaches to answering ones need for possessions of beauty. Its an evolution and yet its a struggle.

Eliza Doolittle – Sun in Aries

“While beating up on yesterday, I was on my rollerblades Rolling on moving on “-Rollerblades

“You gotta
“Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And bury them beneath the sea” -Pack Up

Aries, the first sign of the zodiac is a marvelous fire sign ruled by the planet mars. The Aries female (and male) are straightforward even blunt. They have a fire inside that rarely tires and say whats on their mind. As People of action and physical activity they must find paths that challenge them. They are a great deal of fun and energy but sometimes can offend when saying just what they think or by simply having no inhibitions or need for diplomacy. The female Aries is very sweet and sharp minded never is she  shy. The color red comes to mind as well and you must remember that only the Aries female can pull off a revealing outfit and own it,not even seeming undressed. Sadly, in love the Aries female is a little less lucky and happy. Why? maybe because her fire is too much for some or maybe because she isn’t interested in walking around the issue ,she is indeed very blunt. Then again an Aries can jump back fast from a breakup or any setback really. they don’t hold grudges and know how to keep working and going. they are optimists with great will power.

Eliza Doolittle, is almost a complete Aries according to her chart her sun, moon and mercury are in Aries! And indeed shes spunky, colorful and confident in her messages and yet sexy and far from shy.

The British singer  ( “Skinny Genes”) did strike me as an Aries rising but I thought she was a Leo, maybe because of the great curly hair…she does fit the Aries profile of sexiness. All signs are sexy but in different ways. Her music video for Rollerblades sums up the Aries kind of sexy. Its not J- Lo the sparkle of diva Leo or even Taylor Swift the romantic Sagittarius. But the girl on the bike with little shorts who has no trouble moving on and having some fun. But yeah still with the fire dignity that can be heartbreaking for the the boys. Now, Lady Gaga is an Aries as well but one affected by Pluto and thats a whole different kind of story.