Huntís Star Keeps Rising
is everything in Hollywood, and if anyone has made all the right moves
with her career at all the right times, it's actress Helen Hunt. She
won Emmys for her role as Jamie, one half of the endearing married duo
on Mad About You, where she played opposite series creator
made the leap into leading lady in the movies and won a Best Actress
Oscar for her role as a working-class waitress in 1997ís As Good
as It Gets opposite film icon Jack Nicholson. And if you look
in the papers, you'll find her name on the credits for a bunch of current
(or soon-to-be-released) major movies, all of them opposite mega-box
office stars. There's Pay It Forward with Kevin Spacey,
Dr. T and the Women with Richard Gere, What Women
Want with Mel Gibson and Castaway with Tom
Sun (who she is in the world) and Mercury (planet of communication)
are in the charming and bright sign of Gemini. Julia Roberts may have
that super smile, but Hunt emanates a braininess and lighthearted wit
that has less to do with her wholesome good looks, and more to do with
that shy spark of intelligence in her eyes.
Hunt has benefited from some terrific planetary aspects recently. In
early 1999, lucky Jupiter went into Aries, Hunt's Moon sign (Editorís
Note: Huntís Moon is in Aries unless she was born between 12:00 am and
2:00 am, in which case her Moon is in Pisces). During this time, she
began to gear up for a transit known as the "Jupiter return,"
which occurs approximately every twelve years and brings a wealth of
opportunity and expansion. Hunt's Jupiter return hit exactly in April
1999 as her fame expanded and she was offered more and more prime film
offers. During 1999, she played Jamie for a final season on Mad
About You, and when the show went off the air in 2000, Hunt
took home another Best Actress Emmy for her work.
Hunt's career has been heading through the roof, her marriage to fellow
actor Hank Azaria seems to have stalled. The two separated recently,
and Hunt is rumored to be dating Pay It Forward co-star
has had quite a year or two himself. He went from a voice on the hit
cartoon television show The Simpsons to several charming
roles in feature films, including Mystery Men and Cradle
Will Rock. Azaria's Jupiter return occurred in March 2000 right
around the time that he won a Golden Globe for his touching work on
the television film Tuesdays With Morrie, based on the
analyzing Azaria's astrological relationship with Helen Hunt, a few
things stand out. On the upside, Taurus Azaria's ruling planet Venus,
planet of love, is conjunct Hunt's Sun which suggests that he truly
loves her and sees her for who she is.
Hunt's Mars (passion) is exactly conjunct Azaria's Uranus, both in Virgo.
Uranus is a very unconventional, progressive planet, and one that is
also associated with abrupt changes. It would seem that Hunt may have
been passionately drawn to Azaria because their relationship was unique
and fascinating, and different from any other she's experienced (the
two had an unusually long courtship), thus the desire to commit to him.
a part of Hunt, however, that probably wasn't as romantically thrilled
with Azaria once he became her husband (a conventional role) as she
was with him as a lover (Uranus likes freedom). This is because Azaria's
Saturn (planet of maturity, often archetypally associated with the role
of the father) exactly squares Hunt's Venus and also squares her Mercury.
A square is a challenging aspect that forces both parties to grow and
compromise. Putting it all together, it looks as if Hunt may have felt
too oppressed by Azaria once the knot was tied.
Next for These Stars?
it or not, Hunt's success still hasn't peaked! In June 2001, lucky Jupiter
will cross over her Sun, which suggests that she may win yet another
Oscar-worthy film role, or perhaps take on a more powerful role as director
Jupiter will also touch Hank Azaria again. In June 2001, the generous planet
will cross over his Venus, which could be good for his artistic projects,
and almost definitely will be good for his love life. If he and Hunt
don't patch it up (againóthey are better as lovers than spouses), he's
likely to find new love, possibly with another strong Gemini type, since
that's where his Venus is.
In the meantime, sexy and impulsive Mars passes over both of their Neptunes
(planet of illusion) in January 2001. A secret get together could make
sparks fly for H&H again. But since Neptune is such a hazy and confusing
planet, it's anyone's guess whether they'll rekindle their romance for
real. Whether they get back together or just remain good friends, the
most likely share a soulful realization that their love runs deep. The
jury's still out on this one.