This thought occurred to me this morning: Where is Julia Roberts?
There was a day when every movie, every talk show contained Ms. Roberts. I’m dating myself, I know. Some younger person may be filling this role during the holiday movie season.
Julia, we miss you. Where are you?
Scorpios, in case you are not aware, are private. Some would consider this sign secretive even. It seems a challenge to be a private person and a Hollywood star. To be a star you must have attention but to maintain privacy you must be discreet.
On the flip side, Scorpios make keen detectives due to their ability to see under the surface of others’ motivations. Scorpios might be private, then, because they understand better than others what lies beneath; they understand the “beneath” better than those standing on it.
Scorpios seem to be afraid you will see their beneath and do not always understand that you are okay with their beneath and that you aren’t looking anyway. Maybe you’re just thinking of having a light lunch with pleasant conversation.
Scorpio and Leo
Using the Astrotheme horoscope, Roberts has sun, Mercury and Neptune in Scorpio with a moon in Leo which squares Scorpio.
First thing to note with Scorpio and Leo – both are fixed signs and very strong and dignified. If Roberts wants her privacy, she will get it.
The second thing to note is the square means private Scorpio duels (square is a friction) with ebullient and attention-loving Leo.
When Roberts doesn’t want her privacy, she gets that too.
If Roberts controls the on/off switch for attention with the media, then she’s as close as you can get to a mythological god in this world. That’s quite powerful.
Virgo and Capricorn
In addition to her fixed signs, Roberts has four planets in Virgo (Jupiter, Venus, Pluto and Uranus) and Mars in Capricorn.
Mars in Capricorn is a strong, get-what-you-want, placement, adding more resolve to an already fiercely strong personality.
Virgo, on the other hand, is a more sensitive earth sign. It’s strongly attached to work and health and is prone to worry and nervous exhaustion.
This energy combined brings to mind the workaholic who knows he/she should relax but is constitutionally incapable of doing so.
Saturn in Aries
And lastly we have Saturn in Aries, the only planet above the horizon. Roberts, then, is truly an introvert, preferring life in private. Although she’s strong as iron, when she pops her head out she fears it being shot at. She’s a little more worried about what you think than she lets on.
Saturn in the 9th with sun, Mercury and Neptune in the 4th suggests she doesn’t roam much and prefers the warm comforts of home and family to the thrill of a different physical location.
Natal Saturn square natal Mars in Capricorn suggesting that when times are tough, work is the outlet and the cure.
Julia is probably at home enjoying simple home life. Saturn is currently transiting Scorpio which is creating tensions in the home life regarding finances or someone seeking distance where Roberts is seeking more closeness.
It will probably be a year before this situation passes and her emotions are ready for a breath of fresh air.
Uranus is currently transiting Aries and is igniting that lone, above the horizon Saturn. Someone may be pushing Roberts back out into public when she’s not willing or ready.
Pluto is currently transiting Capricorn in Roberts’ house of work and health. Again, energy is directed toward work but it’s a feeling of force or pressure from outside rather than a joyful return.
Neptune is transiting the 8th house opposite four natal planets in the 2nd in Virgo. This suggests again the dissolving of an emotional and financial situation.
Dissolving is a word I now attach to Neptune. Dissolving might sound better than “break” or “tear” or “rip,” but creates change all the same. It’s the change of fog into rain or rain into fog and sometimes is even more challenging than Uranus sudden or Pluto revolution changes because there’s nothing to hang onto, no clear line of “here” and “there.”
Fuzzy, dissolving lines would not feel comfortable for a strong, fixed sign individual. Fixed signs love and fixed signs hate, but are never on the fence. Another responding with wishy-washy, unclear or capricious emotions is difficult for a person not confused about her emotions.
If Roberts is being pressed to return to work, those pressing probably do have her best interests at heart. Mars in Capricorn in the 6th is a love of work and creates the goals that form focus and keep the emotions from overwhelming the personality.
With Neptune in Scorpio in the 4th, home is where Roberts’ heart is. Yet when the heart is struggling, it might be a time for Mars in Capricorn “work out.”
As they say, the heart is a muscle and needs its exercise.