Isn't love grand? Ah, yes—especially if you happen to be
a gorgeous, sexy superstar who's in love with another gorgeous,
sexy superstar. And if you're both also Librans, members
of the zodiacal sign that most loves being in a relationship,
well…it almost sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?
about to find out, apparently—now that handsome, chiseled
Michael Douglas and lovely Catherine Zeta-Jones have officially
announced their Millennium-Eve engagement, that is. From
all preliminary indications, it's a match made in heaven—both
figuratively and astrologically speaking. Oddly enough,
it's the imbalance between their ages that makes them so
perfectly suited to one another astrologically. Why's that?
although Libra is famous for being the sign of balance and
harmony, Sun-sign Librans don't automatically arrive here
on Earth with that knack. The sign the Sun is in when we're
born describes the primary attributes or characteristics
we're here to learn. Since the Sun is the Big Kahuna, the
absolute Chief Executive Officer in both our solar system
and our astrology charts, it makes sense that the Sun's
astrological "job" is what we're out to accomplish—but not
what we already know.
you happen to have been born a Libran, how are you ever
going to learn balance if you're only involved in balanced
situations? It stands to reason, then, that Librans most
often find themselves in unbalanced relationships of all
kinds. Now, one of the most "healthy" ways to have an "unbalanced"
relationship is by choosing someone who's very much like
you, but very different, too—age-wise, for example.
Birth Date, Very Different Year
two superstars certainly have that going for them. She was
born in 1969, on the day that he turned 25 years old. In
typical Libran style, they've both co-starred with the hottest
celebs in Tinseltown. Zeta-Jones, of course, is best remembered
for her role opposite Antonio Banderas in Zorro,
and, most recently, for another relationship with a substantial
age-difference—Sean Connery, her co-star in Entrapment,
is nearly 39 years her senior. Her fiancee, Douglas, has
had his share of "interesting" women in his life and career
over the years—both sexy and, well, a bit violent, too,
to be honest.
He's Looking For
of whether it's a part you're playing in a film or a role
you're currently living in your "real" life, nothing will
ever happen to you if it's not mentioned in your astrology
chart. The chart is like a "blueprint"—so if winning the
lottery isn't in there, save yourself a few bucks in scratch
you're an actor who was born with the lovely lady Venus,
Goddess of relationships, joined at the hip with Mars, the
planet of anger, assertion, aggression and war—well, you
can bet that you probably won't be cast as Mr. Cleaver in
the all-new Leave It To Beaver series. Instead,
you might find yourself playing opposite Glenn Close's homicidal
character in Fatal Attraction, having a battle
over who sexually harassed whom with sultry Demi Moore (Disclosure),
or falling in love with a mystery-writer you're not sure
isn't also a murderer (Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct).
his co-stars are any indication of what Douglas searches
out in real-life partnerships, then, we know he certainly
isn't looking for someone boring—not by any stretch of the
imagination. It's also humorous to note that Douglas has
always been known in Hollywood as a "serial dater"—an apt
description of Libra, the sign that loves establishing one-to-one
relationships like no other.
also famous, however, for avoiding the "C" word—commitment—like
the plague. That's not ordinarily a trait of Sun-sign Librans,
but since Libra is "ruled" by, or associated with, the planet
Venus, the condition of that planet in Douglas' chart says
it all. The connection between loving Venus and action-oriented
Mars in his horoscope means that Douglas just loves the
"hunt", but often loses interest after the "capture." Apparently,
however, there's something about Zeta-Jones that's worth
the solo flight—and I'll bet it's that she's jam-packed
with the same type of Venus-Mars energy herself.
She's Looking For
all, this is the woman who dueled with Antonio Banderas
in Zorro, who was at least as clever as Sean
Connery in Entrapment. If her own roles are
also an indication of what she's really looking for in a
partner, then, it's easy to see that she's definitely not
looking for your basic relationship. I'll bet a home with
a white-picket fence never once crossed her mind. She wants
more than that.
her new fiancée, Catherine was also born with Venus, the
Goddess of Love, connected to Mars, the God of War, the
planet associated with adrenaline in the human body. That
means she, too, wants excitement, urgency, and passion—a
man who's a challenge. Capturing a "serial-dater", then,
certainly fits the bill. But there's much more.
also wants to be comfortable—no doubt about it. She was
born with a grand trine in earth signs, something that sounds
difficult, but is really very easy to understand. Of the
twelve signs in the zodiac, three are given to each of the
elements found on the earth—fire, air, earth and water.
When someone is born with a planet in each of the signs
associated with an element (and in nearby degrees), connecting
them would create a giant triangle in the sky—the grand
trine. The element each of the three signs belongs to determines
whether it's an air trine, a fire trine and so on.
all else, the earth signs are focused on creature comforts.
They want to taste, see and smell all the world has to offer,
to be pleased and pleasured by tender touches, sweet sounds
and gorgeous sunsets. They're into all the good sensations
that life inside a body has to offer.
the only way to be guaranteed that you'll have all these
things is to ensure that there'll always be a substantial
flow of cash. That means Zeta-Jones is looking for someone
who'll make at least as much money as she will. Since she's
born with a planet in each of the three earth signs, these
things come easily to her—and she's searching for the same
gift in her partner.
short, Catherine isn't about to settle for anyone who's
not devastatingly attractive, a non-stop challenge and quite
able to keep her "comfortable"—in all departments. When
you've been in the movie biz as long as Douglas has, you've
accumulated a certain "value" as an actor—and that's undoubtedly
reflected by his substantial wealth.
first of all, they've got the age difference—which, in their
case, is a good thing. It will keep them both continually
challenged to tip and re-tip the scales to keep their relationship
"balanced." They've also got a lack of worry about money
matters to help them out. And while money may not be everything,
doing without it or struggling to find it is the number
one reason marriages come apart in the U.S. Yes, really.
But let's not forget about the fact that both have Venus
and Mars connected natally—so their relationship "prerequisites"
are the same, and that's a very big plus.
well. Can two famous folks find time out from their schedules
to devote to each other? Especially if they're both Librans
and what they really want most is a solid partnership with
someone? We'll see, I suppose. But let's not forget the
"other side" of the connection between Venus and Mars—anger,
turbulence, drama and, quite often, sexual jealousy. Expect
to see them periodically mentioned in gossip columns, then,
much like Madonna and Sean Penn, or Richard Burton and Elizabeth
Taylor. One thing's for sure—neither of them will ever be
bored by the other. Challenged, definitely—but not bored.
And that might just be their recipe for success.