It’s forty years later, and these Kelly LeBrock commercials for Pantene shampoo still make me laugh out loud. The sheer audacity of someone uttering the phrase “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” just cracks me up.
Anyway, the reason that I was thinking about these ads is that I’ve got transiting Saturn moving into a conjunction with my natal Venus. One of the interpretations of the transit claims that I’ll be soon be questioning my attractiveness. In the event that I do find myself feeling insecure about my appearance, I know exactly what to do. I visited Walmart earlier this week to buy cat food, and I felt like a supermodel for the ten minutes I was inside the store. I did feel as if I needed a shower when I left, though.
But I digress! I have read a few different predictions about to what to expect when the ruler of my sun conjoins the ruler of my ascendant. Most of them seem to focus upon changes to the structure of romantic relationships, which means that I’m in the clear. However, I do already sense that the planets are affecting the way that find pleasure in spending money on things I don’t need. Just yesterday I published a post about saving money — something I almost never do. It’s been almost ten years since I’ve had money in my savings account.
Having Venus in Aquarius in the fourth house has made me into a rather unromantic person, so maybe I should expect this transit to make me feel more at home with my “terminally single” persona. Being unattached doesn’t bother me nearly as much as it seems to bother people who don’t know how to mind their own fucking business.
I often find myself writing posts praising the positive side of Saturn’s transits, and this one is no exception to that rule. Perhaps I’ll feel differently about the event when I get on the other side of it in January of 2022, but for now I’m not going let the doom and gloom forecasts of other astrologers tell me that nothing good can come from a Saturn conjunction. With so many so-called “traditional astrologers” demonizing Mars and Saturn nowadays, I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing: defending the “modern” concept that no planets are inherently benefic or malefic. And you know what? I’ll also keep looking good while I’m doing it!
Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful. Hate me because I’m full of myself!