A very happy birthday to the Divine Miss M who was born on 1 December 1945 at 14:19 in Honolulu Hawaii (Rodden Rating: AA; Collector: CAH) with Jupiter in Libra and Saturn in Cancer.
Relationships of all sorts are important to pupils with Jupiter in Libra--and it comes as no astrological surprise that Bette was voted "most talkative" pupil as T Jupiter was in square aspect to its natal position. As pupils are educated by year group, one can only imagine the competition that must have surrounded the voting for that particular category.
Saturn in Cancer is indicative of a person who struggles to tap into emotional resources. Family issues tend to cut very deep with these pupils (even if they hide it well) and therefore there can be a reluctance to get into situations where they might be hurt (and Saturn in Cancer is very intuitive). However, there is also a talent for making emotional pain work for them--as witnessed by some of Bette's gut-wrenching performances such as her portrayal of the character based on Janis Joplin in "The Rose" a movie made as Pluto was in square aspect to her N Saturn (and conjunct her N Jupiter) and C.C. Bloom in "Beaches" made as Saturn transited her North Node. Both movies were memorable for their award-winning theme songs.
Although Bette has done plenty of work since these performances, these remain her most noted contributions to popular culture.
On a personal note, I can't write about Bette Midler without thinking of my friend, singer and super fan of Bette Midler, Barbara Payton. Barbara's Jupiter in Aries is smack on Bette's ascendant so when Barbara describes Bette as an "obsession since the age of 8" there is no astrological mystery as to why there is such a connection. Barbara's natal Moon is also on Bette's North Node in Cancer. These are two women who truly understand each other--and there are even comments on how similar they are in looks and performances.
So a very happy birthday to you Bette. And Barbara, I'm thinking of you today too xx
I'll leave you with another view of my interview with the wonderful Rod Suskin. . .Since this interview, I've been fully booked up with astrology consultations! :D
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) NORWAC and the San Francisco Astrology Society. Alex is also a Professor of Western Astrology and Secretary General of International Affairs for the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology and will will be taking up her residential post in India early 2017. For queries, consultations or syndications, please contact Alex via www.alextrenoweth.com or leave a message in the comment section.
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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.