Born January 5, 1931
Capricorn Sun & Terpsichore, Cancer Moon, Sagittarius Ascendant
The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it’s with you all the time. Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey’s horoscope is a wild display of legacy, life long commitment, and courageous leadership. When looking at his photo I can not help be see the resemblance of the goat persona Capricorn is so famous for. His piercing eyes, his chiseled jawline, and perfectly trimmed ‘ goatee’. He is the quintessential goat not only in image but also soul and spirit, as his chart clearly reveals.
What’s most striking in his chart is the intimate connection between the Sun and Saturn at 14 degrees of Capricorn. In astrology this tight planetary embrace is known as cazimi or “in the heart of the Sun”. When a planet is “in the heart of the Sun”, its power is amplified and adds a special charisma to the Sun’s rays.
In Mr. Ailey’s case the connection is even more powerful as Saturn happens to also be the ruler of Capricorn, the zodiac’s most serious sign. Saturn is also known as the ruler of “fate” and points to one’s destiny. It is a planet that rewards hard work with lasting achievement. Now, moving toward yet another decade in the 21st century, the Ailey Spirit continues to shine brightly, as if indeed in the heart of the Sun.
Capricorn Sun, Pisces Moon, Leo Ascendant
Boris Lermontov: Why do you want to dance? Victoria Page: Why do you want to live? Boris Lermontov : Well I don’t know exactly why, er, but I must.
Moira Shearer is most famous for her starring role in the classic dance film, The Red Shoes, directed by Hollywood icon Michael Powell. Born on January 17, 1926, Ms. Shearer is a Capricorn. As the zodiac’s 10th sign, Capricorn is the zenith of the zodiac, and thrives on ambition. Saturn, the planet of realism, is Capricorn’s ruler. Thus, even though Capricorn has high hopes, she (or he) is not afraid to work hard-because it builds character, Capricorn’s most notable virtue.
With her moon in Pisces, the zodiac’s most imaginative sign, Ms. Shearer was also a dreamer who was known for her sensitivity. Her Leo ascendant made her a natural performer who adored the spotlight. The sign on the ascendant, (or rising sign), reflects ones public image, physical appearance, and demeanor. Her infamous red hair and dramatic eyes gave her a lioness quality that is quintessentially Leo.
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