Sagittarius is an exuberant fire sign, loaded with spunk, yet blessed with a generous,
people-loving nature. When members of this sign—such as Britney Spears
and Christina Aguilera—gravitate toward the entertainment field, especially
the music industry, they typically give their audiences unbridled, high-octane,
spirited performances (like Tina
such Sagittarian entertainers to stand still for a moment since they prefer
to trot about the stage as an expression of the restless and adventurous
souls they are. They need a lot of space around them to perform. Plus,
in today’s world, pop singers often have to be good dancers, just to keep
up with the heavy demands of a live show. Both Britney and Christina have
no trouble kicking up their heels and turning out robust, athletic performances—and
their adoring fans just eat it up!
Britney Spears landed an off-Broadway role by age ten. A year later, she
became a bona fide member of the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club,
whose up-and-coming talented cast also included ‘N Sync’s J.C.
Chasez and Justin Timberlake, as well as Christina Aguilera.
(What a killer "reunion" album that would make, especially if
marketed to benefit some worldwide, humanitarian cause.)
Spears cut a demo tape that led to Jive Records signing her up. By the
time Britney turned seventeen, she was the opening act for the increasingly
popular ‘N Sync. Her first album was released in January 1999, debuting
at number seventeen on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and soon zooming to the
number one spot. Her second album sold more than 1.3 million copies in
its first week of release. From that electrifying point onward, Spears
has enjoyed a career of high visibility and increasing good fortune.
planet of ambition and career strivings, Saturn, makes a strong contact
in the sign of Libra to the powerhouse planet Pluto. This aspect is an
astrological signature of amazing endurance and an almost fixated interest
in reaching the pinnacles of success. Thus, behind her sweet charm and
fresh innocence is really a dead-serious compulsion to achieve. All that
go-getter Sagittarian fire keeps her happily motivated to do more and
more with her talents (fire signs know no limits, especially when they’re
having a good time "doing their thing").
Moon in Aquarius, she has a strong, instinctive feel for things associated
with this unconventional sign: freedom, an inventive spirit, a love of
innovation and even a periodic tendency to shock (as she did with her
eye-popping outfit on last September’s televised MTV Video Music Awards).
Yet, with her many planets in air signs (Aquarius and Libra) and with
her Venus (love) and Mars (sex) in practical, hard-working earth signs
(Capricorn and Virgo, respectively), she’s too conservative to be a real
sexpot, no matter how much she tries to exploit the role in her shows.
She’s reportedly still a virgin, and proud of it.
Aquarius can have intimacy problems, as can Sagittarius, Spears feels
secure around those who have lively intellects and humanitarian streaks.
Just don’t fence this gal in. Luckily, she met her perfect astrological
match in Justin Timberlake, who’s an Aquarian with his Moon in Sagittarius
(which blends nicely with Britney’s own Sun/Moon combination).
This Girl Wants
livewire Sagittarian whose career got a quick jumpstart after her debut
album came out, is Christina Aguilera. She’s someone who shares Britney’s
effervescence. Her fireball burst on the music scene matches her vibrant
and seemingly inexhaustible energy level. Christina, too, joined the cast
of the Mickey Mouse Club at age twelve—hmmm, just what's
in that cheese? By 1997, she was performing abroad—a Sagittarian dream
come true—from Tokyo to Romania, and always with the singular ambition
of getting an album recorded.
Her big break
came in 1998, when she sang a character’s part for Disney’s animated film,
Mulan. Soon after came her record contract with RCA Records.
When her debut album was released, her success snowballed. It has sold
over eight million copies worldwide so far, and led to her Grammy award
for Best New Artist in 2000. Hers is a musical sound that resonates with
enthusiastic fans around the globe (especially as she sings in Spanish,
thing that makes Christina different from Britney is that she gives off
a more sensual, sultry vibe, which is well demonstrated by her soulful,
bluesy sound. This earthy quality of hers is symbolized by her "lets
get physical" Moon in Taurus. Taurus also adds greatly to vocal-cord
power, and thus it’s no surprise that Aguilera’s voice has a notably mature
timbre for her age. Since Taurus is an affectionate sign, Christina finds
that interacting with her fans—and being at ease and down-to-earth about
it all—is very emotionally satisfying.
Mars in Capricorn and that Taurus Moon, Aguilera is very headstrong about
her professional needs, and will not let others get in her way. Much determination
is shown in her chart. She’s passionate about her destiny and will stubbornly
hold her ground in all business and financial matters. What this girl
wants is respect and to be paid well.
Christina are enjoying the benefits of either Uranus or
Pluto transits to their many planets in Sagittarius and Libra. Pluto was and is still
a strong influence for Britney, urging her to further transform her image—a
sexier look—and her professional direction, while Uranus is getting ready
to rock even more with Christina during the next two years, leading her
to experiment with both her look and her sound. Meanwhile, Jupiter—now
in Gemini—stimulates all that Sagittarius action and suggests that 2001
will be a heck of an expansive year for both of these gifted women.