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This fall's blockbuster action flick does not star Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, Sly Stallone or any other high-testosterone hero. Instead, the hit of fall 2000 is Charlie's Angels, which features high-octane (and campy) performances from three Hollywood power chicks…two from California, one from New York…

Lucy Liu, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz all share a significant similarity in their charts. Each of these three women has her Sun in a mutable sign. Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) are the most chameleon-like signs of the zodiac. They adapt to circumstances and become who they're with and what they are engaged in, to a degree. All of the mutable signs are flexible, but each has a “flavor” all its own. Lucy's a Sag, Drew is a Pisces and Cameron is a Virgo. Even Bill Murray, their co-conspirator, is mutable, born under the sign of Virgo.

Lucy Liu

Lucy's a Sagittarius, and displays a lot of typical qualities of this sign. Sag is ruled by Jupiter, planet of good luck, and often Sag types (especially in their younger years) find themselves falling into just the right situation. Lucy told David Letterman she was the last "angel" to be chosen by Drew Barrymore (who came up with the movie concept), and that she basically just lucked into the role. Lucy has a lot more going on, though, than her good fortune and good looks. She's multi-lingual (fluent in Mandarin), which gives her some of the "international" flavor of an archetypal Sag. You see, Sag rules the Ninth House, which is associated with teaching and learning about other cultures. And, in typical "wacky" Sag style, she plays the accordion. Most Sagittarians are late bloomers who find their philosophical calling later in life, but in their younger years they tend to be—let's see what's a delicate way of putting this—complete goofballs (Brendan Fraser is a good example).

Drew Barrymore

Drew is the ultimate Pisces, perhaps the most mutable of all the signs. Ruled by dreamy Neptune, she named her film company Flower Productions and has gone on record as saying she believes in astrology (go Drew!). Very Piscean.

Another trait that is strongly associated with Drew's mutable sign is the proclivity toward substance abuse. You see, Pisces, being the last sign of the zodiac, is thought of as the most empathic. It's as if people of this sign can intuitively understand the pain of their own experience and all the signs that came before them. Being that sensitive has its price, and often times the response of the youthful or astrologically-challenged Pisces is to "numb out" all the pain by using drugs or alcohol. As a clean and sober former substance abuser, and the youngest of a very famous acting dynasty, Drew is wise beyond her age. Her biggest challenge is drawing boundaries with people she cares for. She may have cleaned up her act early, but she is drawn to taking care of folks who are still addicted to magical thinking and self-destructive behavior.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron is VERY Virgo. All the "angels" had to learn martial arts to play their roles, but it was Ms. Diaz who apparently excelled at it. This is not surprising, since Virgos are known for taking whatever craft they are involved in quite seriously. They make an attempt to learn every step of the process. Virgo is also associated with the Sixth House, the house in the chart that rules health and body (and is influenced by the "shadow" of the opposite house—the mystical Twelfth). It wouldn't be surprising if Cameron uses martial arts the rest of her life to keep in good shape, and as a spiritual practice, too.

With Sun and Mars in industrious Virgo, Cameron Diaz could be the hardest working young actress in Hollywood today. She's played a variety of endearing, sexy and kooky roles in the last few years, most notably Lotte in Spike Jones' much-lauded Being John Malkovich. For this role, she scrapped the glamour and nailed an Oscar nomination. Unlike most stars, Cameron Diaz doesn't mind looking less than gorgeous. Typical of Virgo, she is humble, and more concerned with work than with superficial things.

The Angels’ Next Assignments?

So what's in the stars for the stars of Charlie's Angels? Well, life may be the most anti-climactic for Lucy Liu, who is just completing (this fall) two major transits that some folks don't see in a lifetime. Pluto, the planet of transformation, is currently hovering over her Sun, which is why she is so in the public eye right now. Before that, in 1999, it hit her Mercury (planet of communication), which is when her Ally McBeal popularity first peaked.

It may be Ms. Liu's love life that gets the next big jolt of astro-energy, when the lunar eclipse in January 2001 opposes her Venus in Capricorn. She may get heavy involved during the first six months of the new year with a colleague, and will have to try extra hard to balance the demands of a high-power Hollywood career and a romantic life.

Pluto is hovering over Drew's Neptune as we speak, and will stay very close (within two degrees) to this Pisces' ruling planet through the beginning of 2001. Since Neptune is often associated with "illusions" (and movies are the business of illusion), Drew is apt to take a radical turn in her career, perhaps finally tackling a character that mirrors her own depth and demons (an alcoholic, maybe?).

Progressive and often unpredictable Uranus is making a trine (harmonious aspect) to Cameron's Uranus as we speak. It seems as if the planets are pushing her to do something really radical that doesn't just push her career forward, but also makes the world a radically better place. Cameron for president, on the Green Party ticket in 2004? Who knows? This angel has the greatest desire of the three to be of some use on this planet.



Jill Dearman is the author of the gay best sellers Queer Astrology For Men and Queer Astrology For Women (St. Martins Griffin/1999). She has been professionally practicing astrology for twelve years and currently writes horoscopes for the national magazines Twist and Girlfriends as well as numerous papers syndicated via Q Syndicate. She has written about subjects from astrology to literature to film and theater in Mademoiselle, Publishers Weekly and HX. An excerpt from her upcoming novel, The Great Bravura, was featured in Best Lesbian Erotica 2000(Cleis Press). She also writes and produces films. The Village Voice called Dearman a "risk surfing playwright" whose work "shocks and rocks." She is a 1999/2000 artist in residence at HERE in New York City.

Jill is also the author of LoveCycles, an email-delivered guide to love and relationships based on individual birth data, available in the Shop@StarIQ.

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Other StarIQ articles by Jill Dearman:

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  • Sarah Michelle Gellar: Every Girl's Heroine   4/25/2001
  • Geoffrey Rush: The Moody Marquis   3/23/2001
  • Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt: Still Peaking   1/30/2001
  • Kate Winslet's Passionate Choices   12/29/2000
  • Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria: What Does This Woman Want?   12/5/2000
  • Bounce Star Ben Affleck: The Ball is in His Court   12/1/2000
  • Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger: Dr. Seuss Meets Nurse Betty   11/17/2000
  • Dylan on Dylan   11/10/2000
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  • Geena Davis and Bette Midler: Big Stars on the Small Screen   10/27/2000
  • Janet Jackson's Down-to-Earth Planets   10/21/2000
  • Gloria Steinem: Happy At Last   10/14/2000
  • The Strange Musical Path of Bjork   9/26/2000
  • Picture Perfect Couple: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston   9/15/2000
  • Harrison and Michelle: A Return to Classic Hollywood   9/8/2000
  • Drew Barrymore: Happily Ever After At Last?   9/1/2000
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  • Mark Wahlberg: Marky Mark is Back   8/12/2000
  • The Return of Cat Stevens   8/4/2000
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  • Rupert Everett: The Ultimate Gemini   7/7/2000
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