Singer, songwriter and fashion icon Stevie Nicks was born on May 26, 1948 with Sun in Gemini. Bohemian individuals always have Uranus and/or Aquarius feature strongly in their horoscope and Stevie has …
Julie Christie and Ali MacGraw are Aries actors who were boho fashion icons [Julie in the 1960s and Ali in the 1970s]. And they also had tumultuous relationships with superstar actors and sex symbols Warren Beatty and Steve McQueen. Who are/were both Aries as well!
Boho Aries … Julie Christie
Actress and social activist Julie Christie was born on April 14, 1941 with Sun, Mercury and Venus all in Aries. Bohemian individuals always have Uranus and/or Aquarius feature strongly in their horoscopes, and she has Mars in rebellious Aquarius, plus Uranus square her Moon. She was the ‘It Girl’ of London in the swinging 1960s. Beautiful and bohemian, she made a name for herself playing strong, independent women, and had an unconventional private life. [She lived in a commune for many years, and didn’t get married until she was in her 60’s]. She turns 77 on April 14 and combines acting with being an active supporter of animal rights, environmental groups and the anti-nuclear movement. She has a very Aries/Aquarius take on relationships. “Men don’t want any responsibility, and neither do I”
Boho Aries … Ali MacGraw
Actress Ali MacGraw was born on April 1, 1938 with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn all in fire sign Aries. But – with Saturn closely conjunct her Sun – it’s a contained and controlled inner fieriness. With her Mars, Uranus and Ascendant in Taurus; plus her Midheaven in Capricorn, she has a very earthy side as well. Bohemian individuals always have Aquarius and/or Uranus feature strongly in their horoscopes, and Ali has Jupiter in Aquarius and Mars closely conjunct Uranus. This gives her an impulsive streak and many things in her life happened very suddenly. She burst into the movie world as an overnight success; was married [and divorced] three times; and moved in with Steve McQueen (another Aries) soon after meeting him (on the set of the movie ‘The Getaway’). She explains “I was obsessed with Steve from the moment he stepped into my world.”
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