The music world periodically produces talented artists who rapidly rise to
the top, only to fall just as quickly and disappear from
the charts. Yet, a few not only manage to survive for many years, but also evoke
an extraordinary and enduring response from devoted fans around the world. Such
entertainers are truly the superstars of the music industry. To a degree, astrology
helps explain the phenomenal popularity and steady success of these rare, wildly
popular individuals. Here’s a look at two of them.
music world of the 1950s saw Elvis Presley, born January 8, 1935, rise to heady
heights of acclaim. Today, Ricky Martin, born December 24, 1971, is ascending
to great heights as well. Both are Capricorns.
Capricorn is known for
its amazing staying power, especially in a professional sense. This sign of the
sure-footed goat is loaded with perseverance and a knack for persistently climbing
toward the mountaintop of success and fame. Capricorn aims to excel in whatever
it does, and achieve its goals by virtue of self-discipline and level-headedness.
From Elvis’ early days in rock, to his Hollywood movie star phase, to elaborate
Las Vegas shows, “The King” never really retired from show business; fans could
never get enough of him. When Ricky Martin was afforded tremendous exposure from
his explosive performance at the 1999 Grammy Awards, he took exception to being
called an “overnight sensation.” He reminded a TV interviewer who used that phrase
that he had worked very long and hard, even before joining the wildly successful
all-boy group, Menudo, back in the mid-1980s. Just as Elvis was, Ricky is in it
for the long haul — a work ethic most Capricorns share.
Moon in Pisces
addition to both being Capricorns with commanding onstage presence, Elvis and
Ricky were each born with the Moon in Pisces, a sure bet that a softer, romantic
emotional nature hides behind the Goat’s “go-getter who’s always-in-control” appearance.
Capricorn’s a sign that always wants to look strong and appear utterly in charge
of things. Yet once away from the limelight, the Pisces Moon suggests a gentle
and more poetic soul.
The astrological Moon describes our emotional nature
and the way we instinctively respond to life. Pisces, symbolized by two fish,
is a water sign that’s very feeling oriented. That means a Pisces Moon is a double-dose
of tender-heartedness, compassion, sensitivity, and a need to feel insulated from
too much harsh public exposure. There may also be escapist tendencies that need
creative channeling. Music is a common way for Pisces types to fulfill these needs.
Capricorn may vigorously clamor for the spotlight, but Pisces loves
to hide away, guard its privacy, and remain somewhat a mystery—its life is not
an open book. Individuals with this impressionable Moon sign often feel they’re
tuned in to a completely different wavelength than are most people, and often
feel out of step with the practical routines of daily life. They possess a gift
for reaching otherworldly dimensions that enable a singer to become totally immersed
in the musical moment. This is the magic that links the performer and the audience
in a powerful circle of shared emotions.
A Pisces Moon suggests a dreamy
quality, as well as a charisma that universally touches the souls of people deepl.
Both Elvis and Ricky have had their share of screaming, adoring fans throughout
the world yet each possesses a Sun in Capricorn ego that is well equipped to handle
the sobering realities of the business world. Organized Capricorns make great
strategists, especially when their own careers are at stake. Never underestimate
their shrewdness in professional matters.
The savvy Goat can play hardball
behind the scenes when it comes to hammering out the best deals possible. Perhaps,
with these two superstars, the addition of a Pisces Moon provides uncanny, if
not psychic, instincts when it comes to handling people. You can’t succeed in
business unless you know how to read others’ intentions. A well-managed Pisces
Moon, aided by Capricorn’s practical know-how, can do this well.
Dreams Come True
may appear quite capable of steering their lives in the material world, yet deep
inside there are often pockets of pain and sorrow that remain hidden from others.
Pisces, too, can be familiar with pain and isolation. Both sides are prone toward
darker moods and the need for solitude.
Still, this Sun/Moon pair is
known for realistically tackling the material world (Capricorn) while keeping
its beautiful, unifying collective ideals alive (Pisces). The Capricorn/Pisces
combination bestows an ability to turn personal dreams into successful realities.
Pisces’ grand, uplifting visions of a better world can be materialized through
Capricorn’s contained assertiveness and organizational ability. Capricorn helps
shape and preserve the ideals compassionate Pisces envisions, bringing dreams
down to Earth and enriching all of our lives.
Notes for Two Goats Rockin'