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Suzy Parker (source: Von 50′)

October 28 is Suzy Parker’s birthday.

I can’t recall discussing Suzy Parker’s chart before. In fact, when I looked it up, I didn’t see anything I expected to see. I thought that I was going to discover a Sagittarius Mercury and Venus to go along with her Scorpio sun — maybe even a fiery moon sign. What I found was a chart with no obvious “highlights” to grab my attention and no birth time to put everything into the context of the twelve houses.

Suzy Parker was a beautiful woman. She was tall, strapping and robust, with bright red hair and pale green eyes. For the most part, she photographed like most great models photograph, appearing to be whomever the photographer wanted her to be. Yet I don’t get Scorpio vibes from her at all. The photograph I posted above is one of those rare occasions where Parker was styled to looked cool and indifferent rather than warm and welcoming.

This look, however, does represent a signature Scorpio look. In my new book, I talk about pairing a pale complexion with an intense red lip and a shimmery eye. I give similar advice to Cancer natives in that chapter. The high-contrast look achieved by using these particular elements was huge in the forties and fifties. It came back strong in the eighties, too. Today, most women in the real world tend to focus on an intense eye with a pale lip (or vice versa). Unless you’re Coco Montrese or one of the Kardashians, a lighter touch just seems more modern.

But things change. With Jupiter currently in Scorpio, perhaps we’re ready for a change. I can tell you that I’m ready to see less contouring, less false eyelashes and more artful use of color — like in the photo above. Even on a woman who normally radiated heat, like Suzy Parker, the look is exceptionally cool.

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