by Carol Allen
If you’ve ever wondered if the stars are influenced by the stars – the answer is YES.
Unless you’ve been in a coma in a cave somewhere, odds are you’ve been curious about the personal lives of Brad and Angie… I like to think that I’m above celebrity gossip, but their story sucks me into the magazine rack at the grocery checkout stand every time… Let’s just say it takes me HOURS to go out for a quart of milk.
It could be because my husband used to be friends with Brad (swear – I could KILL him for not keeping in better touch. I used to see him at parties before he was famous. Just think – I could be writing to you from their chateau, gazing at those gorgeous twins RIGHT NOW!) It could be because I loved “Friends” and Jennifer Aniston seems like someone I’d want to hang with. It could be because they’re so fabulously beautiful and charitable and saint-like that I’m just insanely jealous. Or – more likely – it’s because People Magazine and Us Weekly and all the rest have us all brainwashed to care just a little too much with all those stunning covers and scandalous headlines.
Whatever the case, I know I’m not alone, because I get asked all the time about their astrological compatibility, as though they’re clients of mine or something… (I’m just sure they’ll be calling me any minute now. :) ) I finally gave in and looked them up to see what the heck compelled them to overcome such incredible odds to be together, and to be raising their own mini United Nations of children so quickly. I mean, it really was like they were hit by lightning or something. It seemed to me that they must have had such a SHAZAM connection that it would be clear in their charts.
I practice Vedic astrology from India which is known for its amazing techniques to reveal romantic compatibility – or incompatibility as the case may be. The calculations are different than in the more commonly known Western system, and we emphasize a person’s Moon sign, not their Sun sign. In relationships, the most important thing between two people according to Vedic astrology, therefore, isn’t if their Sun signs are compatible. It’s if their Moon signs are.
While we do use the twelve signs of the zodiac, the most important Moon signs are smaller constellations of stars within the signs that make up the original twenty-seven sign zodiac (which is the very first thing written about in all of astrology), also called, “Nakshatras.”
So, when assessing two charts for love, the first thing we do is look to their Moon constellations. Brad’s Moon falls in the sign of Sagittarius in a constellation called Uttarashadha. Angelina’s falls in the sign of Pisces in a constellation called Revati. Let’s look at what his means first, and then we’ll look at hers, and then we’ll look at them together.
Uttarashadha is one of the most successful of all the twenty-seven nakshatras. Its name even means, “The Universal Star” or “The Victory.” These people are usually quite popular, motivated, hard working, and willing to do whatever it takes to reach their goals. (Brad was known to knock himself out in acting classes and endured many crappy jobs while working his way up the Hollywood food chain.) On the downside, people of this constellation often have many relationships or marriages (hence, his many past girlfriends and divorce), can be type-A, take on the problems of others (which he certainly has with all of his charity work), and set their goals too high. The goal of this constellation is liberation.
Angelina’s constellation translates as “the wealthy.” People of this sign are commonly very rich, or at least live like they are. Now, here’s where it gets crazy. This constellation is known for “foster care” – for caring for the children of others – hence Angelina’s tendency to adopt orphans. (I am not making this up…) Revati is one of the most selfless, charitable, and well-groomed of all the nakshatras. It’s known for loving to travel (does the woman ever stay in one place for more than a month or so? – sure doesn’t seem like it!) and is afforded extra protection while doing so – hence her ability to go to far-flung, war torn regions visiting refugees, and always be safe and glamorous. The goal of this constellation is also Liberation… and the power of it is to nourish the world. (BTW – Both Brad and Angie have the planet Venus very prominent in their charts, making them BEAUTIFUL, diplomats, and artists – all things under the domain of Venus.)
Now let’s look at them together. A simple compatibility technique is to count the distance between two people’s Moon signs. Crazy as it sounds, this reveals much about how their lives unfold together. Sagittarius and Pisces have a four-ten relationship. Sagittarius is the tenth sign from Pisces, Pisces is the fourth sign from Sagittarius. That’s considered NOT GOOD in Western astrology, by the way, because these signs SQUARE each other, which causes conflicts. But in Vedic astrology, when the woman’s Moon sign is fourth from the man’s and the man’s is tenth from the woman’s, ancient texts say, “there will be wealth and happiness.” Ah ha! There it is…
Now, lots of couples have a good Moon relationship to one another. But that’s not enough to make a MASSIVE connection. When we look even deeper at the Moons of Brad and Angie there’s another fantastic thing going on. Angelina COULD NOT have resisted Brad. You see, Pisces has a connection to Sagittarius called, “Vasya” or “subjected to another.” What it means is that she couldn’t help but be magnetically attracted and drawn to him. So Angelina – a woman who’d already been married twice, was known for having many affairs with her handsome costars and even other women, couldn’t help but be smitten by Brad. This would cause her to make big sacrifices for him (like giving up all those other lovers, and her freedom), and be hopelessly devoted. Ah… This would enable her to bond deeply and no longer be tempted by others.
As for their chemistry, to look at that we check out what is called their “animal symbols.” Everyone’s constellation has an animal symbol and it’s best if a man’s is male, and a woman’s is female. This makes the couple have good sexual compatibility, and makes the man be the sexual leader between them. (And you know how a girl loves that!) So, as you’d expect with all those babies happening so fast, hers is a female elephant, and his is a male mongoose – so they have this sizzling connection. Ah… Now, I could go on and on.
You may have also noticed they have the same goal – Liberation. This adds to their ease in getting along and their shared sense of purpose. So does the fact that Pisces and Sagittarius are both ruled by the same planet – Jupiter, the planet of wisdom, counseling, teaching – and, no kidding, children. So emotionally they are very alike. The only not so great thing going on in all of this is that both of their constellations is what is called, “watery” – making them both emotional and sensitive. (Which is also why they’re such “bleeding hearts” to those in need…)
Over time this could make Angie insecure, as this is usually worse for the woman. But they have so many lovely things to help offset that, however, that I’m not concerned about it at all. They have no “deal breaker” combos between them – no overwhelming “obstacles” in their way, no “misfortunes” constantly plaguing their relationship, he feels respected by her and she feels cherished by him. (These are all steps you can check out in your own chart with anyone, too…)
Ah… Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’ve been reading all those magazines, too. So you’re wondering, “What about Jennifer Aniston?” Well, I didn’t want to go there, but it may have been helpful for her to know that while her chart with Brad’s has many LOVELY connections to explain why they were married, there is a “deal breaker” going on. In the charts of Brad and Jen, it actually says that Jen would feel more bonded to Brad than Brad would to her. It says that over time she’d feel unattended to, and he’d feel unattached to her. GULP. (Prince Charles and Princess Diana had that very same painful problem between their charts as well – but Charles and Camilla do not…) This wasn’t something that was her fault, or that she could have changed. Their destiny just wasn’t as strong…
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