in a Name?
in a name? Well, if that name happens to be
"Bond," there's quite a bit in it. Just ask
anyone who's ever gotten attached to Ian Fleming's
internationally famous (yet fictional) Super-Spy. Yes,
the mere mention of the number 007 is enough to generate
quite the fiery discussion on just which of the Bonds
was the best. Of course, Sean Connery, the first (and,
some say, the "only") Bond, is a tough act to
follow. But Pierce Brosnan seems to have won himself at
least a temporary claim to the name. So perhaps the real
question isn't what's in a name, but what's in a Bond?
Personal Tool Kit
our horoscope charts are really nothing more than
"tool kits" or "blueprints" that
show what qualities we've got with us when we arrive
down here on Planet Number Three, let's compare the
charts of the first and the most recent Bonds—Connery
and Brosnan—to see what they've got in common. After
all, neither of these actors would have been chosen to
play the role of Sexy International Super-Spy if they didn't have "the right stuff"
in their respective tool kits. So what is that stuff?
Well, it seems to me it breaks down like this:
number one: take-charge type, oozing with confidence. So
much confidence, in fact, that Bond is virtually
unshakable. He doesn’t have any fears at all. None.
It's as if the guy had surgery, to remove the fear organ
and replace it with a rock.
number two: quick wit, fast thinker, fluent in several
languages. Yes, not only is this guy in such good shape
he makes Batman jealous, he's also at the top of Mensa's
genius list—and that's not to mention the fact that
it's all communicated with a seriously great,
close-clipped British accent. Unless, of course, he
needs to speak German, French, Japanese or Swahili. When
did he find the time to learn all these languages? In
between chasing down shrewd, dangerous, wealthy
criminals? Don't ask.
number three: non-stop sexuality. Say you're a woman—a
stunningly attractive woman. Say you're a spy, too, or
that for the past year, you've been dating a
power-hungry, homicidal short guy who treats you badly.
Enter Bond. James Bond. Dashing, charming, flattering,
handsome and witty. Best of all, he's taller than you.
It's almost too good to be true.
When your diminutive
boyfriend asks you to pull the switch on the electro
spy-killer machine (which James, of course, is
helplessly tied up inside), you decide against that, and
shoot your boyfriend instead. What can James ever do to
thank you for saving his life? Dinner, drinks and great
sex, of course. There's just one catch. Since no woman
can "have" him, you'll need to be killed by
your petite ex-Furby by the time the credits roll…
short, James Bond’s a god. Perfect in every way.
Flawless—and quite fictional.
Sun in Solid Earth Signs
if both Brosnan and Connery are known as "Bond,”
they must have packed somewhat similar stuff in their
cosmic suitcases. What common ingredients should they
have, astrologically speaking?
confidence is tied to the Sun. It's the center of our
Universe, and the center of our horoscope charts, too.
With the Sun in one of the earth signs at birth, the
individual's basic nature is as solid as the ground
beneath their feet. Not surprisingly, both Brosnan, a
Taurus, and Connery, a Virgo, are the proud, sensual and
confident owners of the Sun in earth signs.
addition to just being earthy and sexy, however, Bond
needs to be something of a mythical hero. That means
it's time to call in one of the planets to work closely
with the Sun—which both men also have in their charts.
Brosnan's Taurus Sun is snuggled up to mighty Jupiter,
the King of the Gods, the planet who knows no fear,
since his "job" is optimism. Connery's Virgo
Sun is closely connected to Neptune, the planet of
illusion, disguise and romance.
quick wit, fast thinking and fluency in languages, you'd
look to Mercury, the ancient Messenger of the Gods, and
Mars, the planet that's much like a red-hot bullet. Mars
is all about action. Mercury handles the details. Put
Mars in Gemini—which just happens to be Mercury's
favorite sign—and you've got both departments covered.
Oddly enough, both Bonds were born with Mars in
cerebral, quick-silver Gemini. This planet-sign
combination also accounts nicely for the sports cars.
for the sexual "magnetism" Bond possesses, no
matter who's wearing his designer suit, we'd look to
Venus, the Goddess of Love and Attraction. Since sex
happens just as suddenly and unpredictably to Bond as
the rest of his life does, we'd have to expect the
planet Uranus, Mr. Unpredictable himself, to be in
cahoots with Venus in both men's charts. And he is.
Brosnan was born with Venus in an action-oriented square
(90 degree aspect) to Uranus, while Connery has the two
planets in opposition, or 180 degrees apart.
it seems that "Bond" is quite picky about the actors
who create him. Obviously, not just anyone will do.
Makes sense, too. I mean, look how particular the guy
is about his martinis.