January 11 is the birthday of both Yolanda Hadid and Kyle Richards.
Not too long ago, I blogged about how Cancer women have taken over “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Before that, the show was overrun with Virgos. For a while, though, RHOBH had two Capricorn women on the cast. Yolanda Hadid and Kyle Richards not only share the same sun sign, but also the same birthday.
I like both women. Still, if I had to pick a favorite, it would be Kyle. I’m an astrologer, sitting at my computer beside a bowl of my favorite crystals, writing a blog post about reality TV stars, and even I think that Yolanda is a bit of a flake. I adore her children and I can see that she’s been a terrific mother to them, but I rarely hear her discussing the advantages that she has been lucky enough to enjoy. She won the genetic lottery and became a model. She married well and had gorgeous children who have also become models. Sure, they have also been brought up to have a genuine work ethic — Yolanda herself can take credit for imparting them with such strong values — but it really isn’t such an achievement when you consider the advantages they have been fortunate enough to enjoy. Being born rich and beautiful is a pretty good head-start in life.
What Yolanda talks about on a regular basis are the disadvantages she has faced. I have sympathy for what she has gone through on her road to recovery from Lyme disease, but like many fans of RHOBH, I found her journey to wellness rather insufferable. Again, I’m an astrologer who believes that we all need to find our way along a spiritual path, and that those paths don’t need to have anything in common. I’m also a fitness trainer with more than three decades in the business. Yet I’m also an advocate of science when it comes to health and well-being. I don’t believe in naturopaths or other quackery. It was difficult to watch Yolanda while she was receiving treatment on RHOBH because it seemed as if she thought that she knew better than her doctors.
What would possess someone to think that way? Well, I believe that having both the sun and Mercury in Capricorn can make someone especially dogmatic. I have the sun in Capricorn and Mercury in Sagittarius. I’m open-minded about many things — especially spirituality — but I tend to be a sucker for well-established facts when they are right in front of me. Kyle Richards has the sun in Capricorn and Mercury in Aquarius. These individuals can be a little more visionary in their way of thinking than me and the other goats. They often see hope in future generations, and they make good mentors. Like me, they are open-minded, yet still quite likely to deal in the facts when the facts are right in front of them.
However, trying to get someone with both the sun and Mercury in Capricorn to change his or her mind about anything is nearly impossible. As I write more and more of these profiles, the Capricorn natives who can be defined as zealots typically share this configuration. Of course, not all of them express this planetary placement in the worst-possible way, but plenty do.
Anyway, Yolanda’s new TV show, “Making a Model” premieres tonight. I haven’t yet looked to see if it airs in Canada, but I will set my PVR to record it if it does. Now that her health has improved, it will be interesting to watch Yolanda operate in such different circumstances. Will she continue to be so dogmatic in her way of thinking? Will she continue to annoy me with her inflexible opinions? Or will her improved vitality and this new showcase for her talents make me like her more? I suppose I’ll find out soon enough.