Thursday, March 20, 2014

Important (or at least famous) People with Sun in Capricorn

Why do I care about Astrology?
I don't put too much stock in this stuff. I am a "Capricorn" because I was born in late December? Like the fact that the Sun came over the horizon in the middle of one cluster of stars instead of a different cluster is going to have any influence over how I live my life? Puh-leeze!  Wait... Did I just describe the Capricorn personality type? 

"Capricorn, the tenth sign of the zodiac, is all about hard work. Those born under this sign are more than happy to put in a full day at the office, realizing that it will likely take a lot of those days to get to the top. That's no problem, since Capricorns are both ambitious and determined: they will get there. Life is one big project for these folks, and they adapt to this by adopting a businesslike approach to most everything they do. Capricorns are practical as well, taking things one step at a time and being as realistic and pragmatic as possible. The Capricorn-born are extremely dedicated to their goals, almost to the point of stubbornness. Those victories sure smell sweet, though, and that thought alone will keep Capricorns going."

Some Famous People with Sun in Capricorn (so we are totally Star Twins). Some uber Caps also packed a bunch of planets in there, too: 

  • Dido Armstrong (Sun in Capricorn), 
  • David Bowie (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Capricorn), 
  • Nicolas Cage (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Capricorn), 
  • Jim Carrey (Sun, Venus, and Mars in Capricorn), 
  • Kevin Costner, 
  • Marlene Dietrich (Sun, Mercury, and Mars in Capricorn), 
  • Mel Gibson (Sun and Mercury in Capricorn), 
  • James Earl Jones (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Capricorn), 
  • Annie Lennox (Sun, Moon, and Mercury in Capricorn), 
  • Moliere (Sun and Mercury in Capricorn), 
  • Michelle Obama (Sun and Mercury in Capricorn), 
  • Jimmy Page (Sun and Mercury in Capricorn), 
  • Howard Stern (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Capricorn), 
  • Tiger Woods (Sun and Mercury in Capricorn)

On addition to the Sun Sign (Cappy for me), astrologers take note of a person's Rising Sign. The Rising Sign is the sign on the 1st house cusp of your personal horoscope. This is the face you wear in public, how others see you, and your Astrological Mask.

My Rising Sign: Leo

"Your psychological nature is powerful and full of self-confidence. You are a leader whose strength and nobleness command your entourage’s respect and adherence, with unchallenged legitimacy. Your ability to order, the prestige and charisma that emanate continuously from your person inevitably put you, under the spotlight, wherever you go.
"With this Ascendant, you come across as proud, determined, wilful, loyal, solemn, generous, ambitious, courageous, heroic, full of vitality, creative, confident, seductive, happy, daring, majestic, honest, magnanimous, charismatic, responsible, noble, brilliant, radiant, dramatic, affectionate, full of humour, demonstrative, swaggering and self-confident. You can also be domineering, conceited, touchy, authoritarian, stubborn, intolerant, self-centered, irascible, violent, and nonchalant."

Not sure I believe it but it sounds good!

A Dozen December 30 Birthdays in Order of Birth

Rudyard Kipling, Poet, b. 1865, d. 1936 at age 71

Bert Parks, TV Actor, b. 1914, d. 1992 at age 78

Jack Lord, TV Actor, b. 1920, d. 1998 at age 78

Bo Diddley, Singer, b. 1928, d. 2008 at age 80

Del Shannon, Singer, b. 1934, d. 1990 at age 56

Joseph Hilbe, Statistician and Philosopher, b. 1944, age 69

Davy Jones, Singer, b. 1945, d. 2012 at age 67

Patti Smith, Singer, b. 1946, age 67

Matt Lauer, TV Show Host, b. 1957, age 56

Sean Hannity, Talk Show Host, b. 1961, age 52

Tiger Woods, Golfer, b. 1975, age 38

Kevin Systrom, Entrepreneur, b. 1983, age 30

LeBron James, Basketball Player, b. 1984, age 29 

Here is special mention to some cool people who have a great birthday but whose names are not yet quite as well-known as the above: Kathy K, John Fino, Jeff F. Being young is habit-forming! 

"And thus did human civilization and well-being advance."