Carrie Fisher was a solar Libra but really, she was Neptunian. That is, creative with every fiber of her being and needing magic like oxygen. Or, if that were not available, a high that felt like it.
Neptunian people seek God/Goddess and connection with Source Vibe. They look for it in everything even when they are it. They often select impossible love objects, to satisfy their yearning without bursting the fantasy bubble.
Neptune People can be high, low, or something in between. They’re psychic, yet they haunt themselves. They often trade in creative magic, glamor or fame despite being far too sensitive for the publicity glare and grind.
“You see, even after decades of therapy and workshops and retreats and twelve-steps and meditation and even experiencing a very weird session of rebirthings, even after rappeling down mountains and walking over hot coals and jumping out of airplanes and watching elephant races and climbing the Great Wall of China, and even after floating down the Amazon and taking ayahuasca with an ex-husband and a witch doctor and speaking in tongues and fasting (both nutritional and verbal), I remained pelted and plagued by feelings of uncertainty and despair.
Yes, even after sleeping with a senator, and waking up next to a dead friend, and celebrating Michael Jackson’s last Christmas with him and his kids, I still did not feel—how shall I put this?—mentally sound.”
Carrie Fisher was a Neptunian and even if Neptune did not break her heart, it sure as hell tired it out. She was always open – some would say to a practically shamanic degree – about her various battles with addiction, drugs, the Lilac Wine, mental illness, and all.
What do I mean by shamanic? In ancient traditions, the shaman journeyed into other realms to negotiate or clear the crap out at an ethereal level, on behalf of someone else.
They interpreted omens and dreams or intuited cures via their other-worldly connections. Fisher’s celebrity & security as a member of an old Hollywood dynasty not only lent her strength to speak candidly about taboo subjects; she did it in such a style that people felt augmented in their similar struggles.
She was Sun conjunct Neptune with Mars in Pisces quincunx to Mercury in Libra. An icon via her youthful role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, she reprised the character in the The Last Jedi, 39 years after the original.
Even aside from the publicity and hype, it would have been weird to play the older version of your early-20s princess-rebel character during your second Saturn Return. Additionally, we all know how irrational and cruel the commentary from the Hiss Squad is when it comes to ‘sex symbols’ who age.
For an introvert with dignified Capricorn Rising and a creature-comfort-loving homebody Moon in Taurus, it may have been too much. The second Saturn Return is metaphysically potent and empowering but it works best when you’re grounded, able to think.
Additionally, Carrie Fisher was in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, a scenario which usually benefits from routine and easy access to a sobriety network. You can see how jetting around the place, hotels, doing endless media and fielding questions about being formerly hot would have been stressful.
She was a genius writer and (I just learned this) script editor:
“Sometimes she’d just walk around the city alone. Watch the people, smell the food, the bus exhaust, the smoke coming up through the grating. She’d feel protected somehow, found a sense of belonging in the hectic sprawl.
And the next minute she’d feel like the one who couldn’t break the code, hit the right stride, catch the wave. Potholes and traffic and bums, oh my. With all the honking and the hum of movement, the living, breathing blur of noise gently pressing in on her, the great purr of the Metropolitan Cat turning into a dull roar.
She’d feel so silent on the inside, her head as quiet as a stretch of sand, a cathedral silently worshipping the life that was all around her, storing it up for later when she needed some ‘too much’ to draw upon.”