Thursday, August 02, 2007

Beatrix Potter and Renee Zellweger

We watched the movie "Miss Potter" recently on DVD, a delightful, well acted film with lovely scenery from the English Lake District. It's the story of children's author and artist, Beatrix Potter (remember Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck?)

Whilst it seemed a little strange for American actress Renee Zellweger to have been cast as Miss Potter, a quintessential English lady of the late 19th/early 20th century, she played the part so successfully, with never a flaw in the accent, that I wondered who else could have portrayed Miss Potter nearly as well.

Here's a brief YouTube presentation about the film.

I took a quick look at both natal charts for any astrological coincidences.

Beatrix Potter, born 28 July 1866 in London, England
Rene Zellweger born 25 April 1969 in Baytown, Texas, USA.

The double chart has Zellweger's data in the inner circle, Potter's in the outer, both are for 12 noon.

Both women have natal Sun/Saturn connections - Potter's is a square, Zellweger's an out of sign conjunction.

Comparing the two charts, Renee Zellweger's Sun at 5* Taurus is exactly opposite Beatrix Potter's Saturn at 5* Scorpio. Potter's Sun at 5* Leo is square Zellweger's at 5* Taurus, and Saturn at 29* Aries. A Sun/Saturn link between the two charts seems somehow quite appropriate, but the fact that the aspects are opposition and square is more puzzing.

I remember, in a blog entry back in January (HERE) that I found Sun opposing Sun in the charts of Tracey Ullman and Gilda Radner whose comedy struck me as being very similar.

Hmmm - curiouser and curiouser!

The Sun and Saturn - representing inner personality and, in this case, work/career, are appropriate links, even if they are challenging ones, between these two charts - one woman, an actress, in the 21st century, who in the course of her work, finds herself portraying the personality of a famous woman born about 100 years earlier.
(Peter Rabbit)


Michelle said...


Twilight, I left a reply to this post somewhere else! I swear I'm going mad lately. Forgetting everything including my brain.

If you come across a comment about compared charts and Kirk Douglas.. it was meant to go here!

Twilight said...

Got it, Michelle! LOL! Been there, done that.

It's a shame we can't edit comments after submitting them on Blogger. Shouldn't grumble though, it's the best free seevice on the net in my opinion.