February 6 is Zsa Zsa Gabor’s birthday.
Zsa Zsa Gabor has a fascinating natal chart — if the birth time listed on astrotheme.com is correct. Not long ago, I wrote a post about Kirk Douglas and the veracity of his time of birth. I mentioned that I’m not sure how records were kept a century ago in New York state. The same goes for records in Budapest, Hungary. How was Zsa Zsa Gabor’s birth time verified?
Nevertheless, if it is correct, she’s got a chart that someone like me could talk about all day long. Planets sit in detriment, but in their ruling houses. Planets sit in dignity, but in the houses opposite their rulers. It’s kind of a big, spectacular mess. But then again, so was Zsa Zsa Gabor.
She wasn’t a talented actress, but she possessed a commanding presence that made people want to put her in front of the camera. I suppose that she knew that her strength wasn’t as a performer in the traditional sense, but as a celebrity in a culture where people were beginning to worship celebrity. She became the template for the social media star of today. People may credit Paris Hilton for reinventing fame in the age of internet and reality television, but she owes everything to her fellow Aquarius, Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Gabor was able to make herself famous for being famous by using the tools at her disposal. Tabloids were her Instagram and TV talk shows were her Twitter. She changed husbands as often as some of us change our profile pics on Facebook. Her star shone brightly for decades because she worked the medium like a master.
I see this path in show business as an Aquarius thing. In fact, there are a lot of Aquarius natives of questionable talent who have made careers out of being little more than pretty faces and tabloid fodder. I don’t want to insult anyone because I do believe that many of them possess a great deal of talent, but I’m not going to lie and say that Zsa Zsa Gabor, Farrah Fawcett, Morgan Fairchild and Jennifer Aniston have been underrated as actresses. As celebrities, however, they are legendary. They’ve recognized their roles in pop culture and they’ve played them brilliantly.
Fame is sort of a funny thing. In astrology, I connect it with Leo and the fifth house when it comes with a considerable amount of accomplishment. But when it comes with a desire to be popular just for the sake of popularity, I connect it with Aquarius and the eleventh house. I devote a lot of discussion to this subject in “Star Struck Style.” If you haven’t read it yet, you won’t understand why I should be famous for my accomplishments as an astrology writer. I might be writing about fashion, but I am creating content, not social media buzz.
I’m no Zsa Zsa Gabor, if you know what I mean.