Monday, 8 June 2015

Happy birthday Joan Rivers!

Joan Rivers, born this day in 1933, had Aries as her ascendant and its ruler, Mars was in Virgo conjunct Jupiter. Jupiter was ruled by Mercury in Gemini (in the 3rd house no less). Her's was one fast mind. Joan's rapid razor sharp  brain would hone in on an adversary's imperfections and bring them down with a well aimed insult. Amongst her many targets were Elizabeth Taylor's weight and Lindsay Lohan's (alleged) promiscuity:

"Lindsay Lohan said she wouldn't mind being under oath because she thought Oath was a Norwegian ski instructor."

Typically, the main features of a learner with Jupiter in Virgo is their never ending quest to find and maintain perfection.

As I wrote in "Growing Pains": It’s a bit of an understatement to say that Jupiter in Virgo pupils like things to be perfect. They’re the kind of pupils who painstakingly choose exactly the right materials for going back to school. The pencils they use will not only be perfectly sharpened, but the material they are made from will also be ecologically sound. The lead will have been researched and then chosen for its durability. They won’t let others share their crayons for fear of wearing them down unevenly or, worse, contaminating the implements with germs. Pens must not blot and the paper they write on must not be dented or smudged. Jupiter in Virgo pupils will drive their teachers crazy as they tidy their workspaces and carefully organise their shelves. There’s always a long queue to wash hands before lunch and the complaint box for the canteen is always full. Jupiter in Virgo pupils can’t be pleased so it’s better to give up before you even try. 

Although the last sentence was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, it can't be missed that Joan had a way of  focusing on the imperfections of others most people would be far too polite to notice let alone comment on.

Not even Joan Rivers was safe from herself!

This attractive woman subjected herself to many, many plastic surgeries to preserve and hence improve her looks as she grew older. Other interests Jupiter in Virgo learners hold often pertain to medicine and healing. Joan was a ardent support of AIDS charities in the 1980s when the disease was heavily stigmatised.

Other celebrities with Jupiter in Virgo are Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson.

Interested in finding out your Jupiter learning style? Leave a comment below or better yet, buy a copy of my book.

About the Astrologer

Alex Trenoweth was voted Best International Astrologer, 2015 for her dynamic presentation on her innovative and original research into Astrology and Education. Her book, "Growing Pains" is an exciting development in astrology as it combines classroom teaching experience, sound investigation and the potential to have a positive impact on struggling adolescents, parents, teachers and those who have been labelled "at risk". She writes the weekly and monthly horoscopes and other articles for the Cosmic Intelligence Agency, one of the largest astrological social media groups on the web and was also a speaker for the AstroSummit, a guest lecturer for the London School of Astrology and has spoken at several UK local astrology groups. Upcoming international events include Breaking Down the Borders, the Kepler Conference, Congresso Internacional de Astrologia (Portugal), Kepler College, the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology, NORWAC and the San Francisco Astrology Society Alex is also Vice Principal and Secretary General of International Affairs for the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology and will will be taking up her residential post in India 2017. For queries, consultations or syndications, please contact Alex via or leave a message in the comment section.
"Growing Pains" can be purchased in paperback or kindle format on Amazon or can be signed and posted directly to you by Alex.

About the New Book

There are two wolves fighting inside of me, the old story goes, one wolf is good and the other is evil. “But Grandfather,” asked the child, “Which one wins?” The Grandfather answered, “The wolf I feed.”

We might like to think that being good is a natural instinct. In fact, doing the right thing takes a conscious decision. Every day, we are met with temptation to get ahead at the expense of someone else, to get away with something we know is wrong or to cut corners if we think no one is watching.

Following on from her powerful book on astrology and Education, “Growing Pains”, Alex Trenoweth explores the benefits of using “the bad guy” of the solar system: Saturn. Often avoided and seldom understood, if we understand our own Saturn then we can help others to understand theirs. Using case studies of  highly successful people contrasted with convicted serial killers, Trenoweth deftly demonstrates the dire consequences of feeding the wrong wolf.

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