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Woman of Fire

The 1990s have been exceptionally good to French Canadian musical artist Celine Dion, born on March 30, 1968 with both her Sun and Moon in Aries. Celine is a perfect example of a self-determined Aries woman who unflinchingly believes in her power, and whose unstoppable drive to actualize that power has helped her achieve awesome professional success relatively early in life.

Aries is what Aries does—its identity is tied to how well it seizes the moment and makes things happen. Procrastination and hesitancy are foreign to this sign’s psychology. Go-getter Celine has done much with her potential thus far, and having the courage to be herself and not hold back her strong, spirited nature is part of the reason.

Her first breakthrough came in January, 1981, when René Angélil discovered her talent and vowed to make something big of it. (René—still her manager but now also her husband—was born on January 16, 1942; his Sun and Moon in Capricorn suggest he’s blessed with executive skill, shrewd business instincts, and a knack for achieving solid, enduring results.) René knew Celine’s true potential from the start, and even mortgaged his house to finance her debut album! That’s how much faith he had in her (of course, it certainly helps that he has his Mercury in Aquarius—denoting an intuitive mind that has a uncanny feel for future trends).

Celine’s Saturn Side

What else does astrology have to say about Celine Dion? Besides her Aries Sun-Moon emphasis (a fiery and dynamic duo), her Saturn joins forces with her Sun in a potent energy-pattern called a conjunction. This planetary combo is common to folks who grow up fast and handle the world of adulthood early on. Saturn fosters maturity, and for Celine, it indicates that she’s more levelheaded, down-to-earth, practical, and even cautious than The Ram is typically known to be.

She’s also willing to seriously discipline herself, work hard, and thereby excel in her craft. She’s probably a perfectionist, and yet her polished performances look easy for her to do. Saturn here tells us that Celine doesn’t take her wonderful gift for granted but works to keep her powerful voice in great shape!

The Saturn-Sun conjunction also says that Celine feels obligated to behave as the responsible one who always does what’s right, even when such responsibility frustrates more self-focused, less cooperative desires (Aries hates to feel committed to others and thus not be free to “do its thing”). Celine is highly reliable, dutiful, and is one to uphold conservative values (such as monogamy, a strong work ethic, and a devotion to her religious faith). She’ll insist that her path in life be clear, purposeful, and forever active. Pride in accomplishments is important to her. As the years go by, she’ll increasingly want to take charge over her professional affairs (Saturn, like Capricorn, has an aptitude for business management and empire-building).

Her Pisces Soul

There is another facet to Celine that flows throughout her music: she’s a romantic at heart, as emphasized by her Venus and Mercury in Pisces—a tender, dreamy, compassionate, water sign. She can move people deeply and emotionally with her music, which often tugs on the heartstrings. Pisces easily puts love on a pedestal and exalts the “soul mate” kind of closeness that two devoted people can share. Although Aries hates to seem overly sentimental and teary-eyed about such matters, Pisces easily surrenders to them all. Who can forget Celine’s very Piscean anthem to eternal love—her blockbuster hit, “My Heart Will Go On.”

Her Pisces emphasis also tells us that Celine is a charitable person with a broad social consciousness. We can expect her humanitarian side to further blossom in the upcoming years. Venus in Pisces suggests a humane, empathetic nature that is tolerant of human diversity (Oprah Winfrey also has Venus in Pisces), and this alone gives Celine a distinctly universal appeal. It also helps that she may well have Leo Rising, and thus demonstrates a warm, generous, self-confident temperament to the world (Celine is very engaging and entertaining, even in her TV interviews).


Celine’s Leo Rising—along with its associated planet, the Sun, in her Ninth House—symbolizes someone who has a strong sense of individuality and pride (Leo qualities), and who is curious about exploring life’s broader aspects (Ninth house influence) in upbeat, vivacious, and big-hearted ways. A robust, adventurous approach to living is suggested, along with the need to be treated well by life. Leo does have to watch out about acting like the privileged prima donna—it wants respect—but the Ninth House emphasis suggests Celine believes in being open, real, and sincere in her presentation to the world—she’s no phony!

Part 2: Celine's Pluto Transit by Bil Tierney


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.

Other StarIQ articles by Bil Tierney:

  • Two Goats Rockin'   5/3/2014
  • Anne Robinson: What's Her Weakest Link?   5/1/2001
  • 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
  • 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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