a theatrical family dynasty, Drew Barrymore had a big surname to live
up to. When she was only a little girl, she stole hearts as Gertie in
Steven Spielberg's timeless alien visitor fairytale E.T.
But at age eleven she was already following in the footsteps of several
other Barrymores as she developed severe addiction problems. With such
a heavy water sign chart (she has the Sun, Moon, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn
and Uranus in water signs), it's not surprising that sensitive Drew fell
into such depths of misery and escapism.
Sun falls in the imaginative, but sometimes self-destructive sign of Pisces,
in her Tenth House of career. Also, in Pisces, in her career house, are
Drew's Jupiter (good fortune and excess) and her Venus (love and art).
With all this artistic but fragile Piscean energy at the top of her chart,
it's no wonder Drew has suffered the blessings of fame and great talent
and the curse of alcohol and drug dependency, all very much in the public
announced her engagement to MTV funny man Tom Green. Typical of a strong
Pisces, Drew is drawn less to traditional good looks and status in a mate,
and more to an "offbeat" quality and a slightly wounded M.O.
As most people know by now, the goofy Mr. Green recently underwent surgery
for testicular cancer. When he first made the
announcement of his condition, many in the news media thought the comedian
was pulling their leg. It is just this kind of humor and vulnerability
that Drew would be drawn to, though. She has Venus in Pisces, which is
considered "exalted" because of the extreme empathy of this
placement. Venus in Pisces truly believes it is better to give than to
case, her Venus is at the 29th degree of Pisces (the highest it can go
before it moves into the next sign). Many astrologers consider this significant.
When a planet is in the 29th degree, it is thought to express itself in
a very extreme way. In her case, Drew would be likely to express the Piscean
qualities of wanting to help and heal and show compassion to the highest,
most extreme degree possible. No wonder then, that these two young stars
made and stuck by their commitment during a potentially tragic time in
the groom-to-be's life.
this engagement period, two key planets, Jupiter and Saturn, will be transiting
Drew's Gemini Ascendant bringing her luck and purpose in all her efforts
to come into her own as an individual. Though marriage is certainly on
her mind, her film development company, Flower Productions, will also
very likely prosper during this next year and a half.
Saturn will also be making significant aspects to her Descendant (thought
of metaphorically as "the doorway" to her house of love). Since
Sagittarius is the sign on the cusp of this house of love, it seems fairytale
perfect that Drew chose a mate with such Sag-like qualities. Tom Green
treats every subject as good comic fodder, and by laughing at himself
(even while going through surgery to remove a cancerous testicle!) he
encourages the world to lighten up and enjoy life while they can.
few years for Barrymore and Green look dreamy indeed. Beginning in April
2001, Jupiter will transit Drew's Second House of security, where her
Saturn and the Moon both reside in the homey, familial sign of Cancer.
Saturn will follow Jupiter through this area beginning in July 2003. It's
a wonderful time to play house (Jupiter's fun vibes) and make a real home
together (Saturn's serious intentions).
But in February
2003, an intense transit could spark huge changes in Drew's personal life.
At that time, Pluto, the volatile planet of self-transformation, will
cross her Descendant, and could trigger major changes in her intimate
relationships. Pluto is associated with Lazarus-like experiences of metaphorical
death and rebirth. Drew will need to re-examine her "dark side,"
and meditate on what forces within her own psyche may still pull her toward
The important thing for
Drew will be to put a part of her own destructive nature firmly in the
past, while still seeing it clearly enough to learn a valuable lesson
from it. Self-knowledge will be the key to whether this transit turns
out to be a blessing or a curse for this Princess Charming.
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