From the Sydney Morning Herald today and definitely in my “honestly w.t.f?” category.
(Anita) Chakraburtty is part of a new trend of would-be brides or “single bridezillas” for whom planning their big day does not require a proposal from the man of their dreams.
As a professional astrologer, the British-born Chakraburtty, 42, says she is destined to meet her future husband any day now.
“Astrologically I’ve got quite a lot of activity happening in October and November in my charts,” she says. She picked the date of the wedding, April 7, 2013, because it has once-in-a-lifetime planetary alignments favouring relationships, she says, and also happens to be her birthday.
“I’ve got a red dress because I’m Aries, a fire sign, and I’ve also bought shoes with diamante on them – and diamond is the birthstone of Aries,” she says. “And a friend is making a chilli chocolate wedding cake.”
FAR OUT. No offense to Anita, who i am sure is lovely and all but this freaks me out on a number of different levels. I don’t even know where to begin. Call me anal, but i think wedding dates are best set for when you have a consenting partner. Who knows you. This is beyond Love Zombie.
Secondly, if this is the level of advice she gives herself, i worry about the clients. I mean, sure i have my foibles (v.Venus-Uranian) but when ever i get married, it’s to an actual person. I like to stay in-species.
Thirdly, that is NOT such a great date guys. It’s Venus conjunct Mars in ARIES. It would be great for sacking a citadel and then force-marrying the Queen if you were Atilla the Hun or someone and it was another century. Excellent for rocking up to chez Sleazebucket and getting laid at short notice even though you’re only in your Ugg boots and pyjama bottoms. Perfect also for pulling at the gym or giving an ultimatum to some Ghost Lover type who you had actually been talking to already. But for marriage? I don’t think so. Not with Venus in the opposite sign to the one She rules…Libra.
Fourthly – HER astro…Unless my maths is out she would be born April 7 1970, yes? Venus quincunx Neptune. Mars opposite Neptune. Mercury quincunx Neptune. Jupiter quincunx Neptune. Jupiter opposite Mercury, Venus and Saturn. Not to diss the lifestyle or relationship choices of another wimmyn, that is a WHOLE lot of Neptune & Jupiter going on there. Her chart is SUPER-FIXED. I would hate to be saying no to her re anything.
Fifthly – do you think she’s been over-doing The Secret?
Full Disclosure: There are the occasional times when i eat a packet of (organic) potato crisps and affirm to myself that everything i eat contributes to health and beauty. Everything. Also, there is a nanosecond in that otherwise terrifyingly naff Brad Pitt Chanel No 5 ad when i feel like he really is addressing it to me. But i didn’t get my imaginary agent to set us up with a meeting so that we could discuss doing the cover of Vogue Paris together + poss synergies with indie films etc. i got over it and went to tweet something snarky instead.
Or am i out of touch and completely missing the point of this strategy? THOUGHTS PLEASE PEOPLE!