is an engaging pixie whose luminous screen presence is reminiscent of
Audrey Hepburn. She has an aura of vulnerability audiences find enchanting,
easily slips into many different characters and, regardless of the role,
an other-worldly ambiance shines through. Both Audrey Hepburn and Winona
Ryder were born when the Moon was in Pisces. Like Hepburn, much of Winona’s
appeal comes from the sensitivity, fragility and timelessness of her Pisces
Moon. However, while Audrey brought a serene simplicity to her characterizations,
Winona infuses hers with depth and complexity.
life and career had highs and lows, but through it all she maintained
elegant simplicity, grace of character and changed little. She left this
world in 1993, loved as much for her compassionate crusade as an ambassador
for UNICEF as for her film appearances. That same year, Winona Ryder had
her greatest film success when her performance in The Age of Innocence
garnered the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and a nomination
for an Academy Award. She was 21. Now, at age 29, Winona Ryder is in chrysalis,
and the emerging woman is likely to bear little resemblance to the young
actress whose screen presence inspired comparison to a legend.
Magical Mutable Pisces Moon
a Pisces Moon, and a Pisces Moon actor loves film. Their delicate emotional
natures, their empathy for others and their deep connection to the creative
realm soak up the character, and with chameleon-like ease they slip into
the persona. Film easily captures the emotional content of the performance
and theater audiences are enchanted. However, the Moon is given form by
the light of the Sun, and the Sun is our essence. It is here astrology
reveals Audrey Hepburn and Winona Ryder to be diametrically different.
Hepburn was born May 4, 1929, at 3:00 am in Ixelles, Belgium. Her Sun
was in Taurus. It is the essence of a Taurus Sun to maintain. Taurus is
rooted in earthy physical sensations. It is placid, simple, cares little
about complexity and resists change, preferring to savor and hang on to
the moment. Audrey was the epitome of poise and elegance. Simplicity of
style and living were central to her life. Her final screen appearance
was a luminous cameo as the angel Hap in the film Always.
Audrey was a vision of elegance and tranquil beauty as she walked through
lush forests and meadows, giving Richard Dreyfuss gentle advice on matters
of the heart. Her last performance perfectly reflected the innocence of
her Pisces Moon nourished by the essence of her Taurus Sun.
Beauty in the Ugly
Ryder, born October 29, 1971, at 11:00 am in Winona, Minnesota, has a
Scorpio Sun. The essence of a Scorpio Sun is to change form. Scorpio craves
intensity and assumes complexity. It thrives in the dark and on the edge
where it penetrates the core of every experience to unearth the beauty
hidden deep within. On screen, Winona is brilliant when portraying delicate
romantic women whose dark and intense desires draw them into edgy situations.
She has had such great success in these roles because this is the essence
of who she is.
of 2000, Girl, Interrupted won a Best Supporting Actress
Oscar for Angelina
Jolie, but not even a nomination for Ryder, who was its leading
star and executive producer. This was Winona’s brainchild; she had spent
six years developing the film as a showcase for her own acting talents.
In March of 2000, transiting Neptune, the planet that often accompanies
defeat, was square Winona’s Sun and transiting Uranus, the planet that
brings shocks and surprises, was square her Mercury.
transits reveal being passed over at the Oscars was a disappointment (Neptune),
a blow (square) to Winona’s self-esteem (Sun) and played havoc (Uranus
square) with her thinking (Mercury). Echoing the Oscar snub, two other
films starring Winona and released in 2000, Autumn in New York
and Lost Souls, were panned by critics and received lackluster
reception from audiences. For Winona Ryder, who has worked hard and seldom
stumbled or experienced defeat, the year 2000 has been a confusing and
Pluto is now conjunct Winona’s Ascendant (December 2000 until October
2001). The Ascendant is the most personal point in the horoscope. It reveals
how we view the world, how we are viewed and our personal appearance.
Transiting Pluto brings irreversible change to whatever it touches, and
marks periods of withdrawal in which purging and renewal take place. Its
movement is slow, and its effects thorough and often emotionally painful.
Pluto rules Scorpio, and with the Sun, Mercury and Venus in Scorpio, Winona thrives
on crisis and change. Her Scorpio inclination is to live on the edge,
to fall, to reform, to pick herself up and to start all over again. That’s
not to say the process will be painless, only that ultimately it will
be empowering. It’s likely Winona will isolate herself during the coming
year as she undertakes an intense and creative project that will reshape
her future and reveal her powerful potential. When transiting Pluto has
completed its work, Winona Ryder will have changed everything; her appearance,
how she perceives herself, how she perceives others and her place in the
movement of the three outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, is slow.
They begin affecting change as much as a year before the transiting aspect
first becomes exact. Because of their retrograde motion, they will form
an exact aspect to the planet or point several times. Events during that
time are designed to wear away resistance to the needed change. Transiting
Pluto’s work is deep, secretive and private. Events accompanying Pluto’s
transits are emotionally wrenching and touch the core of our very existence.
The life changes brought on by these significant transits may not be entirely
understood nor visible for more than a year after the transiting planet
moves away from its final contact to the aspected planet or point.