February 27 is Elizabeth Taylor’s birthday.
There are a million things to talk about in Elizabeth Taylor’s natal chart. Her sun and Mercury are conjoined by mere minutes. She has a gigantic second house with the entire sign of Aquarius intercepted, and yet three of the four planets in her second house are situated in Pisces. She has Sagittarius rising, making her natal Jupiter in Leo her ruling planet. It forms a very close square to the moon in Scorpio, revealing an individual who always is looking for “something more” from relationships.
Considering that last point, it’s no surprise that Taylor was married eight times. But what really interests me is the actress’ almost exact natal conjunction of Venus and Uranus. “Cafe Astrology” offers a couple of interpretations for the aspect, but this one caught my eye:
“You are excitable, spontaneous, and easily aroused emotionally and sexually. You fall in love very quickly and have little self-restraint or concern for propriety when your feelings have been stirred. However, it may be difficult for you to sustain a relationship after the first rush of excitement wanes, especially if your partner is basically a conservative person who does not like to change or experiment. Nontraditional relationships appeal to you, and personal freedom is highly important to you.”
Curiously, this aspect occurs in the fourth house: one of the most “traditional” parts of the chart. Despite Taylor’s fondness for “nontraditional relationships,” she married almost every guy with whom she had a relationship.
I also have a significant conjunction in my fourth house: Venus and Mars are just a couple of degrees apart. However, they are in Aquarius: one of the most “detached” signs. Perhaps that explains why I hate weddings and the idea of marriage in general. Elizabeth Taylor has her conjunction in Aries. It is very natural for Aries natives or people with Aries planets featured prominently in their charts to pair up. I honestly believe that most astrologers underrate the potential of Aries natives to thrive in one-on-one collaborations, whether that means marriage or other partnerships.
Taylor has a fascinating chart. In fact, with a cursory glance I can see enough to discuss that I could imagine revisiting it every year on her birthday for decades to come. Maybe that’s what I should do.
See you next year . . .