a time, Tammy Faye Bakker was queen of the entrepreneurial movement in Pentecostal
Christianity. Her extravagance, greed and love of glitz was so naive and
pure that she eventually became a lacquered-lashed caricature that epitomized
the consumptive excesses of the entrepreneurial evangelical movement during
the 80s. Now, the former televangelist, known for crying mascara rings around
her eyes, is the star of a forgiving and campy little documentary about
her life, The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
Tammy Faye returns to the spotlight, she is not alone. At her side is
America’s best known transvestite and the narrator of Eyes,
RuPaul Charles. This flamboyant but unlikely pair met and bonded over
make-up tips when Tammy was a guest on RuPaul’s talk show, and their affectionate
rapport grew during the making of Eyes.
Innocence and Scorpio X-ray Vision
Faye revealed her Pisces innocence when interviewed at the Sundance Film
Festival. Looking like a cross between Ethel Merman and an Easter chick,
Tammy Faye sat next to RuPaul, who could be described as a Mae West-Shaquille
O’Neal hybrid, and naively told reporters, “I’m probably the most normal,
down-to-earth human you’ve ever seen.” Considering the circumstances,
one wonders if she’s blind or what? During the same interview, RuPaul
communicated the depth and insight of his Scorpio x-ray vision by telling
reporters, ”What’s so interesting about this pairing is that we are so
alike. People like to emphasize our differences, but everybody on this
planet is so alike. The truth is there is only one of us here. You’re
born naked and the rest is drag.”
Faye “Eyelash” Bakker Down-to-Earth? Not Likely
Faye was born on March 7, 1942, at 3:27 am in International Falls, Minnesota.
She has a Pisces Sun. The core of her being (Sun) transcends earthly realities
(Pisces). A Pisces Sun can inspire, but it can also glamorize, create
illusions and deceive itself. Tammy’s transcending Pisces Sun is
square both an idealistic Sagittarius Ascendant and the religious Jupiter in
Gemini. With Sagittarius on the Ascendant, one normally views life idealistically
but honestly. However, when spurred on (square) by an ethereal Pisces
Sun, that view can become idealistic to the point of head-in-the-clouds
naiveté. If you then add the “let’s talk” sign, Gemini, to Jupiter’s missionary
zeal and salesmanship and draw it into the high-flying mix, you have the
makings for a woman who gets high on religion and is very good at selling
her drug of choice to others.
Tammy’s life and horoscope clearly represent the fine line separating
the dream from the delusion and the visionary from the con artist, underlying
her ethereal naiveté is a Scorpio Moon. Tammy’s heartfelt need (Moon)
is to stroll through shadows of darkness and fear no evil (Scorpio). It
is this Scorpio Moon that stimulates the affectionate rapport with RuPaul,
who also has the Moon in Scorpio, along with three other planets.
Born Naked and the Rest is Drag”
was born on November 17, 1960, at 6:52 pm in San Diego, California. He
has a Scorpio Sun. Scorpio is about metamorphosis, but it sometimes achieves
change by causing controversy and relationship conflicts. RuPaul’s transforming
Scorpio Sun is driven (square) by a genius for an originality of self-expression
(Uranus in Leo). His Moon is also in Scorpio, revealing a sinister fascination
with emotional confrontation. In addition, he has a Neptune in Scorpio’s
powerful illusory magic and a Mercury in Scorpio’s ability to penetrate
and probe all sensory perceptions. When you combine all this with an androgynous
and inquisitive Gemini Ascendant, its not surprising that RuPaul would
shadow himself in the costumes and make-up of a glamorous chanteuse while
viewing others in detail and with penetrating depth (Scorpio), concluding
that all the accouterments of life are merely costumes and life itself
is a masquerade.
into My Emotions, Said the Spider to the Spider
Moon in the horoscope of an individual represents that person’s habit
patterns, reactions and what is needed to feel secure. When the Moon in
one horoscope is conjunct the Moon in another, there is an affinity and
rapport that creates an affectionate bond. The couple will feel their
hearts beat as one. However, this becomes a little twisted when the Moons
are in Scorpio. This Moon needs intense confrontations and will do what
it must to involve others in its complex web of emotions. Imagine two
spiders attempting to lure one another, and you have pictured the basis
of this unorthodox relationship.
such a peculiar pairing comes about, you can bet Uranus, the planet of
unorthodox relationships, is hard at work in the lives of the couple.
As Uranus, the awakener, moved through Aquarius, it formed aspects to
planets in both horoscopes. Last year it squared both Scorpio Moons. The
time had come for both to understand the depth of their emotions, and
what better way to stir up Scorpio’s deep feelings than by intense exchanges
with someone who gives as good as she gets and won’t be frightened off?
the Sundance Film Festival, where The Eyes of Tammy Faye
was an unexpected sensation, this dynamic duo enticed both audiences and
reporters into their charismatic web, revealing that perhaps the only
thing more alluring, mesmerizing or compelling than one Scorpio Moon is
two Scorpio Moons acting as one.