Boho Pisces Drew Barrymore was born on February 22, 1975 with Sun, Venus and Jupiter in the creative, emotional and impressionable sign of Pisces. And she has Moon in Cancer (another water sign) which increases her emotional sensitivity. The combination of Pisces and Cancer also makes her an incurable romantic, and she has been married three times. She explains “I love romance. I’m a sucker for it. I love it so much. It’s pathetic.”
Pisces is also the sign associated with alcohol and drugs, and Drew had substance abuse problems in her teens and had two stints in rehab. (She wrote about her turbulent childhood and teenage years in her autobiography ‘Little Girl Lost’.) Fortunately Drew has Mars in earthy and practical Capricorn, which helped her be disciplined enough to kick drugs and focus on re-building her acting career. It also gives her a sound business brain, and she now has additional careers as a successful director, producer and businesswoman. (Her film production company is called ‘Flower Films’, she’s written four books, and has her own line of fragrance.)
Avant-garde individuals always have Aquarius and/or Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart. And Drew has Mercury in Aquarius and Uranus closely trine her Sun. So she is an innovative thinker and has a bohemian way of expressing herself …
“A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words ‘Free Spirit’ written across its side. Which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a hippie tie-dyed dress.”
Writer Anais Nin was born on February 21, 1903 with the Sun, Venus and Jupiter all in Pisces. She lived in Paris, Spain, Cuba and the USA; she was a controversial writer [she wrote the erotic novel ‘The Delta of Venus’]; and she had many lovers [including the writer Henry Miller].
She was also an extreme example of the lengths a triple Piscean will go to for love, as her strong Piscean need to blur boundaries between reality and illusion ended up overtaking her life. ‘To live life as a dream’ was her motto, which resulted in her spending over 20 years as a bi-coastal bigamist, with an older husband in New York and a younger one in California [neither knew about the other]. Pisces is a dual sign, symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, and she referred to her simultaneous marriages as her ‘bi-coastal trapeze’.
Bohemian individuals always have Aquarius and/or Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Anais Nin had Venus opposite Uranus, which accounts for her avant-garde attitude to love, life and creativity. Anais and her California husband [Rupert Pole] were both very involved in the design, construction and decoration of their beautiful home at Silver Lake in Los Angeles. [Rupert had his Sun, Mercury and Uranus all in Aquarius, plus his Venus was also in Pisces.] So the house was a collaboration between two people who were strongly Aquarian and Piscean. The architecture was very Aquarian … modern, original and open plan; while the decore was predominantly Piscean … soft pastel colours, with plenty of paintings and water features.
Ageless artist, musician and performer Yoko Ono was born on February 18, 1933 with the Sun, Venus and Saturn all in the unconventional sign of Aquarius. Plus Moon trine Uranus [the boho planet]. Together with her husband John Lennon [who had Moon in Aquarius] they rocked the establishment in the 1960s and 70s with their avant-garde music, bohemian lifestyle, political activism and bed-ins for peace.
As Yoko reflects “The 1960s were all about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.” She continues her activism today, with her support of women’s rights in developing nations, plus her campaign against fracking in the USA.
Yoko Ono also has Mars, Jupiter and Neptune in Virgo which [as I explain in my eBook LOVE AND SEX SIGNS – Venus Mars and Astrology] was beautifully compatible with John Lennon’s Venus in Virgo. And it also helps explain Yoko’s disciplined nature and strong work ethic. She still works long hours, spends half an hour on the treadmill every day, and walks to her son Sean’s apartment [60 blocks away] a few times a week. She is also very strict with her diet and says “You should only eat when you’re hungry, eat what you want, and not very much.”
Music legend David Bowie was a Capricorn, born on January 8 [the same day as Elvis Presley] in 1947.
Here’s a quick look at his horoscope …
Sun, Mercury and Mars in Capricorn – so many wonderful singers have [or had] their Sun in Capricorn [like Elvis, Janis Joplin, Marianne Faithfull, Patti Smith, Bo Didley, Shirley Bassey, Rod Stewart, Joan Baez, Dolly Parton and Annie Lennox]. Many Capricorns have great drive and ambition, plus an earthy, primal musicality. It is also the sign of discipline, hard work and longevity and [in a career that spanned more than four decades] Bowie released 27 studio albums and appeared in over 20 movies.
Moon in Leo – the creative artist, instinctual performer and flamboyant showman. A great love of fashion, theatricality and putting on a spectacular show!
Ascendant in Aquarius – David Bowie was a true bohemian artist. The innovative, experimental, adventurous, androgynous rock star who created the iconic characters Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke. He went where no performer had gone before, inventing his own style of music that straddled the genres of glam rock, pop, soul, funk, new wave and dance music.
Venus in Sagittarius – The planet of love in the sign of travel, foreign countries and cultures. Bowie’s first wife was American Angie, and he then married Somalian supermodel Iman. He loved to travel and had homes in London and New York, plus a beautiful Balinese-style tropical retreat on the Caribbean island of Mustique [see photos above].
David Bowie died from lung cancer on January 10, 2016. Right on the Capricorn New Moon, with transiting Uranus square his Mars; transiting Pluto conjunct his Mars; plus transiting Saturn conjunct his south node.
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”
“Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming today.” (David Bowie)
Singer, songwriter and poet Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 with the Sun and Mercury in the philosophical and freedom-loving sign of Sagittarius. So many of his songs and quotes were about freedom … from oppression, from the past, from society’s expectations, and from each person’s inner jailer.
Bohemian individuals always have Aquarius and/or Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart. And Jim Morrison had an Aquarius Ascendant and Mars conjunct Uranus, which highlighted his rebellious side; his attraction to danger; plus his compulsion to push the boundaries and take risks. It also made him the perfect conduit for the Aquarian 1960s, when freedom and experimentation were seen as the way to a utopian new world.
Jim Morrison [also known as The Lizard King] is seen here with his girlfriend Pamela Courson who [with all that fiery red hair] had her Moon, Mercury and MC in Sagittarius.
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” [Jim Morrison]
“I’m interested in anything about revolt, disorder and chaos. It seems to me to be the road towards freedom.” [Jim Morrison]
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” [Jim Morrison]
American artist Georgia O’Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887 with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Ascendant all in Scorpio. And she embodied so many Scorpio qualities. She was passionate, persistent, intense, intuitive, complex, resourceful, solitary, strong-willed, self-sufficient and spiritual.
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, planet of death and transformation. And her paintings are full of images of animal skulls and sun-bleached bones [collected from the desert around her home in New Mexico] which provided the perfect subject matter for her powerful paintings. With Venus closely conjunct Uranus, she lived the life of a bohemian artist. And she had many ‘unconventional’ relationships [for the time] with men and woman.
The photos above are of Ghost Ranch [her first home in New Mexico]. It’s where she spent every summer from the mid 1930’s until her death in 1986 [at the ripe old age of 99].
“To me, it is the best place in the world. It has always been secluded and solitary. When I first went there it was only one house with one room – which had a ghost living in it” Georgia O’Keeffe
When your father is a singing and song writing superstar; your mother is a fashion icon; and your babysitter was Andy Warhol; chances are you’ll end up being pretty creative! Which is exactly what’s happened to Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick and Bianca Jagger. Born on October 21, 1971 [with the Sun, Uranus and Pluto all in Libra] she’s a jewellery and interior designer, and does everything which fabulous boho flair.
Bohemian individuals always have Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Jade has Mars in Aquarius, trine Uranus. With homes in London, Ibiza and India. Plus professional projects in New York, Morocco and Moscow. She is a cosmopolitan global citizen of the world [which suits her Jupiter in Sagittarius wanderlust].
The photos above show Jade’s gorgeously eclectic home in Goa, India. It’s an exotic environment where ornate local furniture blends beautifully with layered textiles, wooden textures, woven walls and grass rooftops. Her design philosophy? “In a world under threat from insipid, homogenous design, we should celebrate those who constantly seek the unique.”
American businesswoman, interior designer and style icon Iris Apfel was born on August 29, 1921 with her Sun and Mercury in Virgo [hard-working and disciplined] her Moon and Venus in Cancer [home-loving] and her Mars in Leo [dramatic and creative].
Bohemian individuals always have Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Iris has Uranus trine her Moon and opposite her Sun/Mercury. So, with her exotic outfits; over-the-top glasses; and colourful, super-sized jewellery; she’s not your typical 95 year old! [She calls herself “A geriatric starlet”.]
Iris Apfel’s bohemian decorating style is a mix of Virgo variety, Cancer coziness, and Leo theatrical flair. Her eclectic New York apartment includes beautiful old Venetian chairs and paintings; English needlepoint; ornate chandeliers; Turkish rugs, thrift shop finds, kitsch ornaments and bowls of fake fruit.
She explains …
“I mix things up. There is a great jazz component to the way I do things because jazz is improvisation and draws elements from all different cultures. And that’s the way I do everything – the way I dress and decorate.”
“You have to be yourself, be who you are and take time to be open and honest with yourself. That is what it’s all about. If you don’t know yourself, you’ll never have great style. You’ll never really live. To me, the worst fashion faux pas is to look in the mirror and not see yourself.”
“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess.”
I hope I have as much creative style and exuberant energy when I’m 97!
Singer/songwriter Florence Welch [from Florence and the Machine] was born on August 28, 1986. With her Sun in Virgo and Moon in Gemini [both ruled by Mercury] it’s no wonder she’s often described as having “Mercurial charisma.” Bohemian individuals always have Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Florence has Uranus opposite her Moon and sextile her Venus. Plus her Mars is in the earthy [and very musical] sign of Capricorn.
So her London home is a magical mix of many styles and moods. With her Sun and Mars in earth signs, there’s plenty of wooden furniture and finishes; family treasures and vintage finds. Plus lots of texture in the form of tapestries, textiles and Persian rugs.
With her Sun in Virgo and Moon in Gemini, Florence Welch has very Mercurial passions. She is an avid and eclectic reader [her shelves are lined with books on fiction, fashion, photography, poetry, music and art]. She confesses to having multiple radios on constantly. And the lounge room has an Avian theme … very Moon in Gemini! She even says “I like the idea of taking off like a bird.”
Flame-haired singer, songwriter, musician and record producer Kate Bush was born on July 30, 1958 with the Sun in the fiery sign of Leo. Bohemian individuals always have Aquarius and/or Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Kate has an Aquarian Moon, plus Uranus conjunct her Sun and square Mars.
So she is a truly unique artist, with a strong need to push artistic boundaries and take creative risks. And her eclectic songs, experimental music, innovative outfits and unique video clips set new standards for musical performance from the 1970’s onwards.
“It’s so fascinating to think about how each snowflake is completely individual – there are millions and millions of them, but each one is so unique.”
Kate Bush Leo Horoscope … The song that shot her to fame [and showcased her idiosyncratic style] was Wuthering Heights. It was based on the novel by fellow Leo, Emily Bronte [who was actually born on the same day as Kate, but in 1818]. True kindred spirits! I’d say Kate has a strong interest in astrology, as her second album was called Lionheart [she appeared on the cover dressed as a lion] and the sign Leo is symbolized by the lion, and rules the heart. Leo is also the sign that represents performance, self-expression and creative inspiration.
Kate also has Mercury conjunct Pluto in Virgo and Venus in Cancer. So she has a strong need to regularly retreat from the public spotlight, into the safety and security of her domestic life and daily routine.
“I really only like to present myself when I’m working on something. It’s more my work I like to present to the world, rather than myself.”
Kate Bush Leo Horoscope Prediction … Kate could experience marriage problems in the next couple of years. In 2018 transiting Saturn opposes her Venus (planet of love, which rules her Libran Ascendant). And then in 2019-2020 transiting Uranus conjuncts her Mars (in the 7th house of marriage) and squares her Sun.