Monday, August 31, 2009


This is my 1000th post on this blog! I join the ranks of k-bloggers everywhere. Onward and upward to 2000 then - will I make it? We'll see.

Homing in today on an American TV comedy star of a younger generation than those already featured in earlier posts. This is one gal whose career is likely to take off into a much wider sphere in the future: Kristen Wiig from Saturday Night Live. Her comedic acting and timing are special, frenetic, outlandish and high energy.

Brief points from her natal chart, set for 12 noon in the absence of a known birth time, so Moon's degree will not be accurate, though it will be in Gemini; and ascending sign can't be determined without time of birth.

Sun and Mercury in Leo is an excellent fit for someone appearing regularly in the spotlight, and Moon in Gemini blends very well, bringing in a rapid fire mind and quick wit.

More unusual though is to see that Kristen Wiig has 4 Yods in her chart.

Yods, aka Fingers of Fate, are patterns formed by a sextile (60*) between two planets, each of which is then linked to the same third planet by quincunx aspects (150*). This forms a sharply pointed arrow shape. The astrological explanation is that the energies of the blended sextiled planets are blended and chanelled through the planet at the apex of the Yod.

Jupiter sextile Neptune with Saturn at the apex =
Jupiter's feel-good exaggeration mixed with Neptune's imagination anc creativity channelled through Saturn's discipline and hard work.

Saturn sextile Mars with Neptune at the apex =
Saturn's discipline and hard work mixed with Mars energy channelled through Neptune's creativity and imagination

Neptune sextile Pluto with Mars at the apex=
Neptune's creativity and imagination mixed with Pluto's intensity and sexiness channelled through the energy of Mars.

Sun sextile Saturn with Jupiter at the apex =
Core warm and bright Leo personality mixed with Saturn's discipline channelled through Jupiter's feel good exaggeration.

That's a wonderfully helpful integrated network for a TV comedy star!

There are some other very helpful aspects too - Jupiter in quirky Aquarius trine (120*) Venus/Pluto in Libra - two mentally driven Air signs.
Uranus in Libra sextile Mercury in Leo - Uranus the zany planet in harmony with Mercury, representing communication and mental processes.

There are many helpful aspects and formations in Kristen's chart. Pluto in Capricorn will transit right opposite her natal Saturn in November/December this year, which might well stir up some interesting career developments, and because Saturn is linked into 3 of the 4 Yods mentioned above, any development could be far reaching.

Copyright precludes embedding YouTube videos of her performances but there are 5 video clips from HULU at Chris Fullman's website: "My Favourite SNL Kristen Wiig Sketches". Each video has a very brief commercial at the start, but it's well worth wading through it to watch the sketch.


Anonymous said...

Wow! If astrologers as intelligent and as diligent as you were to put their talents and energies into something real, they could actually benefit humanity, instead of spinning these near-psychotic fantasies. As Wiig would say, just kidding. Except, not.

Twilight said...

Anonymous ~~~ You are, of course, entitled to your opinion of astrology - and of my attempts to understand it. I do not, though, appreciate your use of the term "psychotic".

If you took the time and put in the effort to study the subject yourself you might see that "something is going on" over and above what sicence now understands. It may well not be everything astrologers suppose, but it is "something".

But hey - I do not have to explain myself to someone who cannot appreciate this, anymore than a hunter or fisherman has to explain to me their interest in something I find distasteful.

I wonder why you clicked on the link to this post if you have such a low opinion of astrology and astrologers? Was it simply to allow yourself to feel superior?

Anonymous said...

Well, actually astrology is psychotic, literally.

Clinical definition:
Psychosis is a loss of contact with reality, usually including false ideas about what is taking place or who one is (delusions) and seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations).

Saying we have to study astrology to understand it is like saying we have study kicking kittens to really understand it.

I understand astrology because I understand science. The planets and stars do not affect humans, full stop. And saying something is "beyond science" is just a way of saying you can't prove your beliefs because they are not based in reality.

Astrology is not real, you believe in it even when it's demonstrably false. You refuse to accept that your unsupported beliefs are not true so you are delusional. You also believe you have some magical power to "read the stars".

Given all that data my clinical diagnosis of you is you are psychotic and suffer from delusions of grandeur. If you do not get treated for your mental illness you could progress into full blown schizophrenia. Seek help now!

Twilight said...

Anonymous ~~~ It's kind of you to take such interest in my welfare.
I have included both your comments in my post for today, in case it will be of "help" to others who are interested in this ancient art.
Oh - wait..... men in white coats are at the door.......