February 1 is Takashi Murakami’s birthday.
Murakami has the chart that I would expect him to have. He’s got five planets in Aquarius (the sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn) and the moon in Sagittarius. I adore Aquarius natives when they are at their weirdest, and this horoscope has weirdness and individuality written all over it. At the same time, it contains a dose of much-needed practicality with Mars in Capricorn, the sign of its exaltation. It makes sense that Murakami is one of the world’s most-successful living artists, like Jeff Koons. They are not only great at what they do, but they can also play the game that they need to play in order to make money in today’s art world.
Koons has his natal moon in Capricorn. Both him and Murakami have been able to make the dichotomy of high and low a recurring theme in their best work. I connect the ability to be able to discern between the high and low with Capricorn in “Star Struck Style.” Not only that, but I encourage Capricorn natives to incorporate the high/low into their wardrobes in order to prove to everyone else that they alone possess the last word on what conveys status and what does not.
I also associate the high/low nature of Las Vegas with the sign of Capricorn in my latest book. Interestingly, I’m eager to go visit the new Wynn Plaza when I’m in Vegas next month so that I can see the Murakami neon sculpture in the photo I posted above. Maybe I’ll even get my picture taken in front of it. And while I’m posing there, perhaps I’ll be wearing something by an Aquarius designer like Philipp Plein.
Oh, who am I kidding? Even I don’t go that low!