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Breathing Easy

Faith Hill, recent winner of a People’s Choice Award, is also nominated for four Grammys, including Best Song of the Year for her hit, "Breathe." The beautiful blonde Virgo with the powerful vocal pipes is certainly having the time of her life, career wise. The opportunities and accolades just keep a-coming for this talented and deserving artist. With over eleven million albums sold in just six years, Faith Hill is obviously doing something right.

Astrology Horoscope: Faith HillHill is quite a focused, hard worker who’s determined to put out the best she’s capable of, confirmed by the fact that all four of her albums have gone multi-platinum (each sold over two million copies). This work ethic is common for people with the Sun (self) in Virgo, a sign known for being detail-oriented and fastidious. Interestingly, Hill has been compared to two other Virgo vocalists, Trisha Yearwood and Shania Twain, who are also blessed with big, crowd-pleasing voices.

Virgo recording artists are very particular about their albums and performances. Faith, a perfectionist, puts forth a tremendous effort to get everything to sound just right—even more than her fans would suspect, since once on stage, she makes it all look so easy. Yet, her Virgo sense of purity would prevent her from compromising her talents by choosing material that doesn’t reflect who she really is inside.

On October 6, 1996, Hill married another fast-rising, country-music star: Tim McGraw. Tim’s a Taurus, an earth sign known for its calm, down-home disposition.

Easy Does It

Astrology Horoscope: Tim McGrawTim McGraw won the 2001 American Music Award for Favorite Male Country Artist. He’s also been nominated for two Grammys, including one for his hit duet with Faith, "Let’s Make Love." This country superstar has gained an amazing number of new fans and sold plenty of records since the 1994 release of his breakthrough second album. Like Faith, McGraw is riding the wave of a career high.

Despite Taurus’ placid temperament, easy-going nature and love of stabilizing routine, Tim gives high-energy performances onstage—due in part to his lively Venus in Gemini and his enthusiastic, sometimes rowdy, Mars-Jupiter square. Venus shows our values and how we relate to others, and in Gemini, a talkative, people-oriented air sign, it helps him charm the audience and give them exactly what they want from a show. Mars is the warrior planet, symbolic of our actions, and Jupiter is expansive and philosophical. The friction created by the 90-degree angle, or square, between them boosts Tim’s vigor and spirit in his performances.

Yet privately, McGraw seems content to live a simpler, less showy life, even when that means "working on the farm" during his precious time off. Taurus, the sign of the bull, is associated with earthiness, quiet determination and peace and quiet. This suggests that Tim appreciates the charms of rural living when he’s not performing.

As Virgo and Taurus are conservative, traditional signs, they value the grounding influence of everyday family life. In fact, Faith and Tim share a typical earth-sign need for normalcy and order in their personal lives, a prerequisite enabling them to happily enjoy their amazing successes in the outer world. They are born under signs that stay true to what’s real and of lasting worth in life. Thus, although glamorous to their fans, Hill and McGraw are most likely casual at home and comfortable with the ordinary satisfactions of day-to-day living. Their concert tours provide them all the excitement they need, but then they must have quiet times to seriously wind down away from the spotlight.

In Harmony

Astrologically, Faith and Tim are classically well matched. Virgo and Taurus share common, down-to-earth values. They seek stability through the careful building of material structures. Each sign reinforces a sense of responsibility and commitment in the other. This couple’s Venus (relationships) signs are also compatible: his sociable Venus in Gemini, an air sign, enjoys her showy Venus in Leo, a fire sign. Air and fire signs often relate well to one another. Partners with such a pattern really "like," not just love, each other and are easily affectionate.

Because Tim’s Venus makes a tense 90-degree angle to Faith’s intense Pluto and Uranus in Virgo, powerful feelings were likely aroused when they first met; they probably felt an irresistibly, almost fated attraction and a passionate chemistry at work. Tim undoubtedly finds Faith to be charismatic (Uranus) and hypnotically alluring (Pluto). Yet her Pluto-Uranus combination is known for its willful independence (Pluto is linked to will, and Uranus to rebellion). Tim better not try to possess her or make heavy demands, since she can rebel and turn unexpectedly defiant when dominated by others.

Tim’s chart suggests that he derives vital energy from a balanced marital relationship, although with his sometimes stubborn Taurus side, he may need to be more mindful of the spirit of give-and-take required of all fruitful partnerships. It helps that Faith can be quite persuasive, in a sweet yet logical way, when she really wants him to do something.

Their compared charts show that they exchange their thoughts energetically and would rather get things off their chests quickly than let tensions build. They engage in direct, honest communication, although Tim may react defensively should Faith sound critical and too nitpicky (as Virgos often do). Still, Faith has a generous spirit when it comes to love, shown by her warm Venus-Jupiter conjunction in loyal Leo. Both Leo and Jupiter can be very giving. She can spoil her man, but her Venus in regal Leo also needs respect and first-class treatment in return.

Good News

Transiting Saturn makes a favorable 120-degree trine to Faith’s Sun from now through mid-April, suggesting that more prestigious honors may come her way. That same Saturn also stimulates Tim’s lucky Jupiter, suggesting a fortunate time for further recognition. As Saturn periods can represent peaks in career status due to a dedicated effort to excel, both performers are in great, award-winning shape during these next few months. They may be at a comfortable point in their lives where they could even cut an album together. The sweet sounds of harmony in this couple’s professional life continue in 2001.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bil Tierney has been in professional practice for over 28 years. He is the author of Dynamics of Aspect Analysis (CRCS Publications, read in five languages), Twelve Faces of Saturn, Alive and Well With Neptune, Alive and Well with Uranus and Alive and Well with Pluto (Llewellyn Publications). His upcoming book, All Around The Zodiac: Exploring Astrology's Twelve Signs, will be released by Llewellyn in December 2001.

For more information about Bil Tierney, click here.

Other StarIQ articles by Bil Tierney:

  • Anne Robinson: What's Her Weakest Link?   5/1/2001
  • Survivor II Showdown   4/22/2001
  • Susan Helms: Woman in Outer Space   4/8/2001
  • Will and Grace: A Sitcom With a Twist   2/26/2001
  • Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera: Sagittarians on Fire   2/15/2001
  • 'N Sync With Success   2/8/2001
  • Will Dr. Laura Conquer TV?   9/22/2000
  • Tina Turner's Farewell Song   8/26/2000
  • An Aries Wins Top Survivor Prize   8/24/2000
  • Bill Clinton Bares His Soul   8/11/2000
  • The Wizardry of J.K. Rowling   7/26/2000
  • Friends Strike It Rich!   7/14/2000
  • Russell Crowe: Aries on the Rise   6/3/2000
  • Steve Case: On Top of the World   2/16/2000
  • The Power of Celine   12/14/1999
  • Celine's Pluto Transit   12/14/1999
  • Uranus in Aquarius Rocks Garth's World   11/27/1999
  • Garth Brooks: Super Aquarius   11/27/1999
  • Two Goats Rockin'   11/1/1999

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