insiders say dating Jack Nicholson “is like being with the king.” That
being the case, it was a big step up for Lara Flynn Boyle when she snagged
the aging super star. Though you’ve seen Lara as the naughty but nice
girl-next-door in the surreal cult soap opera Twin Peaks,
and as Helen Gamble, the feisty DA in the Emmy Award-winning drama The
Practice, her celebrity skyrocketed when she appeared on the
arm of Jack Nicholson at the 1999 Emmy Awards.
“completely charmed” by Lara when he spied her at a Hollywood bash in
June of 1999. Pals say “he acts like a teenager in love” and “they
have never seen him so affectionate with anyone he’s dated.” And Lara,
well, what young actress wouldn’t welcome the advances of a king, especially
if he personified everything she desired and found sexy.
magical world of Hollywood, life and art melt into one, glamour reigns,
romantic dreams come true, chemistry matters and age makes little difference
in casting or in the romantic lives of the stars. Through the lens of
astrology it seems more like Hollywood magic than coincidence that Jack
and Lara met when they did. Their scripts seem to have been perfectly
cast by a universe that is often willing to provide a co-star who will
precisely portray the inner workings of our life’s current drama.
for Sexy Seniors
Flynn Boyle was born March 24, 1970 in Davenport, Iowa. She has an
Aries Sun opposite Uranus in Libra. The Sun is the primary masculine energy
in the horoscope. It is strongly tied to our relationship with father,
and later to other important male figures. When Uranus aspects the Sun,
it often indicates an unusual, unexpected or traumatic childhood experience
with an important authority figure which profoundly affects the developing
sense of self. Lara’s parents split when she was six years old. She
grew up fatherless. This experience inclined Lara to see relationships
as risky and predisposed her to excitement and non-conformity in her
affairs with the opposite sex.
has Mars conjunct Saturn in Taurus, the sign of creature comforts. Saturn
represents the mature, responsible adult who sets limits and draws boundaries.
In this context, Saturn is the father figure. Mars, in a woman’s horoscope,
describes the type of man who ignites her passions and desires. Mars
and Saturn together indicate that Lara’s desire for a father figure
often defines her relationships with men. She is passionate for stable,
financially secure, no-nonsense, fatherly types who have attained maturity
and worldly success. Lara finds wealth and age both sexy and a potent
the Old King, Returns Home
a planet returns to its original birth position is significant. At age
29, when Saturn returns home for the first time, issues related to Saturn
will be revisited. This gives people experiencing a Saturn return an
opportunity to put the past behind them and step forward into true adulthood
ready to assume responsibility for their own life. In May of 1999, Lara
was having her first Saturn return. It’s not unusual for any single
person to want marriage at this time, but when Lara met Jack, she was
also revisiting her desire for a man who would offer some sense of security,
comfort and stability. It seems Saturn returned home in the guise of
Jack Nicholson, the aging King of Hollywood.
Nicholson, born April 22, 1937, at 11:00 am in Neptune, New Jersey,
has a Taurus Sun. He radiates the solid down-to-earth stability, wealth
and creature comfort life Lara finds irresistible. Additionally, the
aging Nicholson has Venus, the planet of love, in the forever-young
sign of Aries, revealing his ideal vision of femininity and explaining
his penchant for love affairs with much younger women. Lara has the
Sun, Mercury and Venus in Aries, leaving little doubt that Nicholson
was smitten by her youthful zest, feisty independence and “in your face”
is feisty and independent, but her Moon is in Libra, the sign of marriage,
and it’s marriage that would make Lara’s heart sing. While marriage-shy
Nicholson has Mars, a man’s sexual prowess, in Sagittarius, the sign
of the bachelor, it’s positioned in the Fifth House, the house of romance.
He really is the perennial bachelor and romantic rogue life has proven
him to be. True to instinct (Mars), when Nicholson read a magazine interview
in which Lara expressed her heart-felt desire to marry, his knee-jerk
reaction was to call an end to the affair. However, the much-publicized
breakup was very short lived because Lara is not romance as usual for
Nicholson, who is under the intoxicating influence of transiting Neptune.
1999, transiting Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusion and romantic
love, entered Nicholson’s Seventh House, the house of close relationships,
and moved to square his Taurus Sun. This transit softened Nicholson,
and inspired a longing for that perfect other. In June, as transiting
Jupiter, the planet of good fortune, fused with his Venus in Aries,
romance was definitely in the air. It was predictable that someone would
catch his eye and that someone was Lara Flynn Boyle. Nicholson had fallen
in love during a Neptune transit, and when that happens, you don’t just
love, you are enthralled and enchanted by the beloved.
Stubborn Old Bull
has Mercury, the planet of communication and thought, in Taurus. Put
simply, he’s bull-headed. During most of 2001, Uranus, the planet of
rebellion, will square Nicholson’s Mercury. You can bet there will be
some surprising revelations that will rock Jack’s world and rattle his
thinking. But it appears to be Lara who is faced with making a choice.
In late July, as transiting Saturn, planet of lessons and responsibility,
begins squaring Lara’s North
Node, symbolizing her destiny and what she’s working
toward in life, she will feel stuck in the moment and compelled to make
some serious decisions about her life’s direction.
July, transiting Jupiter (expansion, optimism) will square her Sun.
A more confident Lara may no longer be able to restrain herself, and
may issue an ultimatum. However, by Christmas 2001, as transiting
Pluto (purging and rejuvenation) begins to fuse with Nicholson’s North Node,
fate will step in. Like Ebenezer Scrooge in Dickens’ A Christmas
Carol, Nicholson will come face to face with the ghosts of Christmas
past, present and future. His life will take an emotional, dramatic
and fated turn that might very well include Lara Flynn Boyle.
Nodes form an important axis in the horoscope. The South Node represents
past habit patterns and the North Node represents the direction of future
growth. When slower-moving planets form transiting aspects to the Lunar
Nodes, there is a fated quality to relationships and to events taking
place within those relationships. For more information on the Lunar
Nodes, see "A
New Look at the Moon's Nodes" by Kevin Burk.