September 16 is Lauren Bacall’s birthday.
I’ve discussed Lauren Bacall so many times that I run the risk of repeating everything I’ve written about her. Nevertheless, she’s fascinating to me because she really gives me Virgo vibes. She is a poster girl for her sign: one of those individuals who provides an archetypal image of Virgo style.
What’s weird, though, is that I often compare my own demeanor to typical Virgo traits. I’m obnoxiously organized, thorough, detail-oriented and I have to keep my critical faculties in check. Looking at Lauren Bacall’s chart, I can see that we have a lot in common.
If the birth time listed on astrotheme.com is correct, Bacall and I have the same house placements for Neptune (2), and both the sun and Mercury (3). We only share one sign placement (Mars in Aquarius).
While that might not seem like a big deal on the surface, I’m a firm believer that you can tell a lot about a person from the combination of their sun/Mercury house placements — especially when you’re using the Placidus house system. It’s like providing a personality profile based on a sun sign/moon sign combo, or a sun sign/rising sign combo.
So, what does that combo say about me and Lauren Bacall? It says that we’re open-minded communicators who choose our words wisely. It says that we refuse to be held down by anyone and that we always make a point of broadening our horizons through our own words. It says that we don’t mind getting old, either, because age brings wisdom and we’re probably younger in our minds than most young people, anyway.
It makes us more Mercurial than one would expect. It externalizes the innate, internally-oriented Mercurial nature of Virgo. Of course, comparing myself to the god Mercury and Lauren Bacall in the same blog post might make some of my critics believe that I am somewhat vain and self-deluded. To those people, I would like to say “Get your own fucking blog!”
Anyway, it’s terrific to see that I share those house placements with someone that I admire so much. Now I’m going to go goof around with the search tool on astrotheme.com to see if I can find any other celebrities with a third-house sun and third-house Mercury combo.