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Opposite Signs Attract

Leo J.C. Chasez and Aquarius Justin Timberlake are the leading members of 'N Sync, currently the most popular and successful "boy band" on the planet. These talented performers, whose good looks and sex appeal have assured them international heartthrob status, first met and became friends while performing on the Disney Channel's updated Mickey Mouse Club, which aired on cable until 1994.

After briefly pursuing solo careers in Nashville, they decided to work together, and later teamed up with Chris Fitzpatrick (Libra), Joey Fatone (Aquarius) and Lance Bass (Taurus) to form their now-famous quintet. Their debut album was released in 1998, and since then, they have rapidly risen to megastar status.

Astrology Horoscope: J.C. ChasezAstrology Horoscope: Justin TimberlakeBorn under opposite Sun signs—which can bring out the best in each another—these two can collaborate well as long as they consciously foster an open, give-and-take relationship. Theoretically, this may be easier for democratic Aquarius to do than autocratic Leo. Still, both are "fixed" signs, known for being strong-willed and, at times, inflexible. J.C. and Justin both also have significant relationships between the Sun and Saturn in their birth charts. A Sun-Saturn combination is an astrological signature of a hard-working, steady achiever.

Big Daddy

J.C. is considered the most responsible one of the group and has earned the nickname "Big Daddy," which fits perfectly, since Saturn, the planet of paternal guidance, is conjunct his Sun. This gives him a mature disposition that would have even been evident during his early teenage years.

His earnest drive to accomplish something both important and attention-grabbing in the world is further enhanced by his creative, theatrical Leo energy. This Sun-Saturn energy also urges him to instill a sense of discipline in his fellow band members; he’ll try to keep everything and everyone in line. Since having sober Saturn in the same sign as one’s Sun makes for a grounded, no-nonsense personality, J.C. is also known as "Mr. Serious."

His Saturn in Leo means he desires to control and perfect his creative output. This Saturn gives him imposing managerial skills and suggests that work becomes a main outlet for fun. Yet, professionalism is also important to him. He'll come down hard on himself if he thinks his onstage performance is anything but flawless.

The Baby

Although Justin Timberlake’s hair earns him the nickname "Curly," his youthful face, and the fact that he is the youngest member of the band, is most likely why he’s also called "The Baby." With fiery Leo as his rising sign, Justin is a born entertainer, one who always loved to put on a song-and-dance show for his friends and family when he was a little kid.

Now, as a young adult, he seems to have little fear of performing onstage. His Aquarian Sun gives him an easy ability to relate to large audiences, while his Leo Ascendant provides extra flair. He has no trouble warming up to his fans. Leo and Aquarius together give him an attractive aura of confidence, friendliness and boyish charm.

Unlike J.C., Justin’s Saturn, in partnership-oriented Libra, is a sign of a someone who is accommodating if it will keep relationships in good working order. Fairness is important to him, as is listening to all sides of any issue. His strength and direction come from working harmoniously with committed team players. A solo career would prove less satisfying for him.

While not the leader that Chasez is, Justin is less hung-up on wanting control and order. He’ll probably insist on fairness and balance in his life, plus he’ll find the time to seriously pursue his love and marriage interests (Libra’s special concern), perhaps with girlfriend Britney Spears. He was born with the Sun and Saturn in a 120-degree angle called a trine—an aspect that nicely combines steady ambition with a healthy respect for sensible timing. This more easy-flowing trine also means that Justin is less driven regarding his career, and yet he’s mature enough to handle responsible power roles in society as they come along.

The Realist and the Dreamer

How else do "Big Daddy" and "The Baby" compare, astrologically? Chasez has several planets in the potentially workaholic sign of Virgo, a sign that excels at keeping life operating at productive levels with a minimum of confusion. J.C. is probably very picky about his the way he and his band members are professionally treated, and will study any business contracts offered carefully. Chasez is also coolly level-headed and less into dramatic emotional displays, in public at least. J.C. Chasez can be quite a realist about the things that mean the most to him.

In contrast, Justin has Mercury, the planet of communication in Neptune’s sign, Pisces (the sign of starry-eyed optimism). Adding to this effect is his Moon (his emotional nature) exactly conjunct visionary Neptune in Sagittarius. (Interestingly, his famous girlfriend Britney Spears is a Sagittarius with her Moon in Aquarius, making theirs a perfect astrological match.) Pisces, Sagittarius and Neptune are all associated with inspiration. They dream of a better future for humanity. Being compassionate, Justin yearns for more ideal conditions in the world. In fact, a pet project is his Justin Timberlake Foundation, created to help promote high-caliber music programs in public schools throughout America.

While J.C. seems serious and highly focused, Justin’s Neptune/Pisces energies can make him subject to weird moods; his feelings are more easily hurt than is realized. Soft-spoken and tender-hearted, Timberlake is probably adverse to confrontations and aggressive people. On a minor note, J.C. most likely has to get on Justin’s case when it comes to being punctual or remembering small but important practical details. Still, Justin’s Leo rising gives him a lead on better understanding J.C.’s more ego-sensitive Sun-in-Leo temperament.

It’s easy to see how these two good friends complement each other and bring compatible strengths to their group. As long as they remain smoothly "in sync" with one another, ’N Sync will continue to be a mighty musical force to reckon with for years to come.



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.

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  • Faith Hill and Tim McGraw: Earth Signs in Love   2/20/2001
  • Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera: Sagittarians on Fire   2/15/2001
  • 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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