glamour reached a peak this summer when Friends
star Jennifer Aniston married movie star Brad Pitt. Although much attention
is paid to their prettiness (to the point of making the public a little
sick perhaps), it is actually something more warm than hot between these
two that makes their relationship tick, and will probably make it stick
for a long, long time. Dare I say it? Friendship.
Aquarius is the sign of platonic love and the ideal friendship. This ideal
certainly isn't opposed to a powerful sexual connection (most Aquarians
are known for their most unconventional carnal desires), but the friendship
definitely has to be there for the passion to develop.
Jennifer Aniston was born with the Sun (representing who she is in the
world) in Aquarius, making a very sweet sextile to Brad Pitt's Sun in
Sagittarius. The sextile aspect represents the close relationship between
two compatible elements. In this case, the bride's airy Aquarian nature
blends seamlessly with the groom's fiery Sagittarian temperment. They
complement each other.
Pitt's Sagittarian Sun is in the same sign as Aniston's Sagittarian Moon.
Since Sagittarius is the sign of the youthful adventurer and wild man
(or woman!) who later matures into a generous philosopher, the stars certainly
bode well for these two to grow even more deeply in tune and in love as
the years pass. The chance of a relationship lasting over time goes way
up when one person's Sun (outer nature) is in sync with the other's Moon
a certain amount of good fortune that hangs over this romance. Astrologically,
Jupiter (which happens to be the planet that rules Pitt's Sun sign, Sagittarius)
is synonymous with good luck. Jupiter acts as a passionate ally to this
relationship. Anniston's Jupiter in Libra is opposite Pitt's Jupiter in
(as in life) opposites attract, but also bump up against tension and
friction sometimes. In the case of these famous lovers, each source of
passionate disagreement could actually turn out to be lucky for them,
because it represents a new chance to compromise, see the other's point
of view and grow within the relationship.
A Father Figure?
Pitt is thought of as quite the boyish charmer, there is another side
to him that his new wife will probably feel in a deep way over time. Pitt's
Saturn, the heavy planet of teaching and responsibility that often has
a "fatherly" feel, sits on Aniston's Sun. This aspect suggests that he
may feel obligated to push her to be her best, stretch herself (especially
out in the world—in her career) and at times she may resent him for it.
Aniston's Saturn in Aries makes a square to Pitt's Venus ("feminine" planet
of romance), while Pitt's Saturn makes a square to Aniston's Mars ("masculine"
planet of sexuality and aggression). Squares are stubborn aspects that
force us to see another person's point of view, whether we like it or
seems like these two actors were meant to be allies to each other in the
world. Sometimes they may tell each other what they don't want to hear,
but it's always with good intentions. Neither is afraid to talk about
the difficult issues. They may aggravate each other at times, but chances
are they will really trust each other, too. Sounds a lot like a solid
friendship base for a long-term relationship, doesn't it?
Future for the Newlyweds
As if marriage
weren't enough of a huge change for Brad and Jennifer, there's even more
in store! Uranus (the ruler of Aquarius), planet of abrupt change and
progress, passes over Brad Pitt's Saturn around his 36th birthday in late
2000. He may decide it's time to take charge of his career in a more controlling
way—producing seems likely. Or perhaps he'll be inspired by his work with
Guy Ritchie (who directs him in the upcoming Snatch'd) and
get behind the camera.
32nd birthday in February 2001, her ruler, Uranus, will pass over her
Aquarian Sun. She is likely to show the public a very controversial side
of herself. However, after the initial "oh my God!" reaction of the press
and fans, her work will likely usher in a small but significant change
in the culture at large.
Aniston seem lucky to have found each other, and they truly have the potential
to be a super couple and solid comrades in the sometimes ruthless world