McBeal often sports a wistful, dreamy, slightly melancholy look. That's
when you want to pay close attention, because right after that, the lights
go on somewhere inside Ally. You begin to see her build that secretive
"cat that swallowed the canary" smile. It's a mischievous look
and now it's anyone's guess just what she will do or say next.
the heck is Ally McBeal really? Could she be the hidden self inside us
all, saying and doing what we wish we could, if we only had the guts, if
only we dared?
is outrageous, controversial, wistful and even waif-like. She's been left
out in the cold, she's smart, she's lonely, she's gifted, she's surrounded
by friends who love her, she speaks her mind and she's gainfully employed
as a lawyer in Boston. In short, she is an amalgam (and a contradiction)
of a half dozen people or more. She'll show you all her varied sides with
expresses a decidedly Neptunian energy. What's that you say? Well, itís
that dreamy, magical, slightly hazy, loopy, quizzical, prophetic kind of
presentation. Neptune is noted for imagination, fantasy, escape, empathy,
romance, artistry and blending. Her internal dialogue and her vivid visual
images are part of the artistic and dreamy imagination that Neptune
imparts to us. There are many ways to use (and abuse) the Neptune factor
that exists in all of us.
Ally seems to
have found the perfect outlet for her intense reactions to people and
life. She plays out exactly what she wants to do, in fantasy, and then
she quickly regroups, acting almost normal, and adapting to the situation
at hand. It's a fascinating interplay of inner and outer reality.
actresses in some way resemble the roles they make famous? Is Ally McBeal
wildly successful because Calista Flockhart, the actress who portrays her,
is more than a little like her? Ally's vivid imagination and fantasy games
are easily seen in Calista's birth Sun in Scorpio conjunct (both planets
at or near the same degree and sign) Neptune, also in Scorpio.
Sun (basic character) in water sign Scorpio is intense, deep-feeling,
magnetic and often compulsive. Influenced by Neptune, the Sun quickly
becomes obsessed by certain fantasies, is very sensitive and nurses an
overactive imagination. Neptune represents the necessary escape we all
seek and find (in our own favorite ways) from the perplexities, pain and
disappointments of life. Ally channels her fear, pain, longing, jealousies
and anger into very realistic images that enact her wildest fantasies of
what she'd really like to say or do. These essentially harmless enactments
obviously help her resolve and release her emotional turmoil.
To be as successful
as she is, Calista Flockhart must identify with this aspect of Ally.
Being an actress demands that you fully "become" someone else for
the duration of the role. Neptune, the smooth flowing shape-shifter,
allows Calista to blend easily by removing the barriers and boundaries
so she can merge with the character of Ally McBeal.
character is a smart, sassy, wide-eyed and successful lawyer, with a
compassionate heart. Calista portrays Ally's verbal skillfulness through
her Mercury (mode of communication) in Sagittarius. Mercury placed in
the fire sign Sagittarius can make a case for just about anything and
then sell it to you wholesale.
is a precocious, witty, wise and simultaneously irreverent position
for endless verbal banter and continual internal/external yarn spinning.
Essentially a positive risk-taker and somewhat prone to exaggeration,
Mercury in Sagittarius is joyous, outspoken and a conversational gambler.
It's especially fond of the verbal twists and traps that make a great
Flockhart is no stranger to controversy with her birth Moon in the unique,
individualistic sign of Aquarius. This fits Ally perfectly. Ally McBeal
thrives by active and endless involvement in one controversial situation
after another. People with Moon in Aquarius learn early that the manner of
their upbringing or way of perceiving life is not like everyone else's.
They are considered by others to be unconventional, counterculture or even
Moon in Aquarius natives eventually examine all the sacred cows
of the culture and challenge them one by one, eventually forging their own
individualistic reality. This creative, independent, erratic and often
abrupt Moon can feel lonely or displaced, and finds solace with groups of
friends who are equally unusual or at least tolerate the Aquarian Moon's
uniqueness. Could this be Ally? Could this be the selfsame alienation we
live vicariously with Ally, to send our truths spinning and tumbling.
Thanks Ally, how did you know we needed that?