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Overnight Sensations?

The music world periodically produces talented artists who rapidly rise to the top, only to fall just as quickly and disappear from the charts. Yet, a few not only manage to survive for many years, but also evoke an extraordinary and enduring response from devoted fans around the world. Such entertainers are truly the superstars of the music industry. To a degree, astrology helps explain the phenomenal popularity and steady success of these rare, wildly popular individuals. Here’s a look at two of them.

Elvis chartRicky chartThe music world of the 1950s saw Elvis Presley, born January 8, 1935, rise to heady heights of acclaim. Today, Ricky Martin, born December 24, 1971, is ascending to great heights as well. Both are Capricorns.

Capricorn is known for its amazing staying power, especially in a professional sense. This sign of the sure-footed goat is loaded with perseverance and a knack for persistently climbing toward the mountaintop of success and fame. Capricorn aims to excel in whatever it does, and achieve its goals by virtue of self-discipline and level-headedness.

From Elvis’ early days in rock, to his Hollywood movie star phase, to elaborate Las Vegas shows, “The King” never really retired from show business; fans could never get enough of him. When Ricky Martin was afforded tremendous exposure from his explosive performance at the 1999 Grammy Awards, he took exception to being called an “overnight sensation.” He reminded a TV interviewer who used that phrase that he had worked very long and hard, even before joining the wildly successful all-boy group, Menudo, back in the mid-1980s. Just as Elvis was, Ricky is in it for the long haul — a work ethic most Capricorns share.

Sweet Moon in Pisces

In addition to both being Capricorns with commanding onstage presence, Elvis and Ricky were each born with the Moon in Pisces, a sure bet that a softer, romantic emotional nature hides behind the Goat’s “go-getter who’s always-in-control” appearance. Capricorn’s a sign that always wants to look strong and appear utterly in charge of things. Yet once away from the limelight, the Pisces Moon suggests a gentle and more poetic soul.

The astrological Moon describes our emotional nature and the way we instinctively respond to life. Pisces, symbolized by two fish, is a water sign that’s very feeling oriented. That means a Pisces Moon is a double-dose of tender-heartedness, compassion, sensitivity, and a need to feel insulated from too much harsh public exposure. There may also be escapist tendencies that need creative channeling. Music is a common way for Pisces types to fulfill these needs.

Capricorn may vigorously clamor for the spotlight, but Pisces loves to hide away, guard its privacy, and remain somewhat a mystery—its life is not an open book. Individuals with this impressionable Moon sign often feel they’re tuned in to a completely different wavelength than are most people, and often feel out of step with the practical routines of daily life. They possess a gift for reaching otherworldly dimensions that enable a singer to become totally immersed in the musical moment. This is the magic that links the performer and the audience in a powerful circle of shared emotions.

Tough But Tender

A Pisces Moon suggests a dreamy quality, as well as a charisma that universally touches the souls of people deepl. Both Elvis and Ricky have had their share of screaming, adoring fans throughout the world yet each possesses a Sun in Capricorn ego that is well equipped to handle the sobering realities of the business world. Organized Capricorns make great strategists, especially when their own careers are at stake. Never underestimate their shrewdness in professional matters.

The savvy Goat can play hardball behind the scenes when it comes to hammering out the best deals possible. Perhaps, with these two superstars, the addition of a Pisces Moon provides uncanny, if not psychic, instincts when it comes to handling people. You can’t succeed in business unless you know how to read others’ intentions. A well-managed Pisces Moon, aided by Capricorn’s practical know-how, can do this well.

Making Dreams Come True

Capricorns may appear quite capable of steering their lives in the material world, yet deep inside there are often pockets of pain and sorrow that remain hidden from others. Pisces, too, can be familiar with pain and isolation. Both sides are prone toward darker moods and the need for solitude.

Still, this Sun/Moon pair is known for realistically tackling the material world (Capricorn) while keeping its beautiful, unifying collective ideals alive (Pisces). The Capricorn/Pisces combination bestows an ability to turn personal dreams into successful realities. Pisces’ grand, uplifting visions of a better world can be materialized through Capricorn’s contained assertiveness and organizational ability. Capricorn helps shape and preserve the ideals compassionate Pisces envisions, bringing dreams down to Earth and enriching all of our lives.

Author Notes for Two Goats Rockin'



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.

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Other StarIQ articles by Bil Tierney:

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  • 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
  • Faith Hill and Tim McGraw: Earth Signs in Love   2/20/2001
  • 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

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