Gia Carangi (source: Huffington Post)

January 29 is Gia Carangi’s birthday.

I get sort of annoyed when people claim that Gia Carangi was the world’s first “supermodel.” I grew up in the era when Gia’s modeling career peaked. She wasn’t nearly as famous as a few other models of the very late seventies and very early eighties. Cheryl Tiegs, for instance, was a household name at the time because of her infamous bikini poster. A few years before, Margaux Hemingway made it into the “Guinness Book of Records” for signing a million dollar contract. To compare these models is foolish. Sure, Gia was everywhere for a couple of years, but then she disappeared and no one even knew that she died until weeks after her death.

Anyway, I just want to put my recollection of events into the historical record. And now back to our regularly scheduled content . . .

I don’t see much in Gia’s chart that would indicate someone with a susceptibility to drug addiction besides her Pisces moon, but I will be the first person to admit that I’m not an expert on the subject of addiction. She does have a tough Mars and Saturn conjunction in Capricorn almost exactly opposite her midheaven. The two planets are a degree apart, and situated within two degrees of her fourth house cusp. I have no idea if that aspect contributes to an addictive personality, but it’s something that stands out. Still, I just wrote about a similar conjunction in Dolly Parton’s natal chart about a week ago. In that blog post, I mentioned that sometimes the most successful people have the worst charts.

So, I don’t really know what to do with this horoscope. I don’t like to look at a chart and say “I saw that coming!” That’s what shitty astrologers do. However, I will mention that the weirdest thing about Gia’s chart is that it contains Jupiter in Sagittarius, Saturn in Capricorn, and a conjunction of the sun and Mercury in Aquarius. A baby born today would have those planets in very close proximity to where they are situated in Gia Carangi’s chart.

And on that cheerful note . . .

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