For the recent TV drama about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Helena Bonham-Carter reports that she consulted an astrologer to help her characterisation. As quoted in interviews, the astrology was a bit simplistic, paraphrased as “you’re air, she’s water”, which when you look at the element distribution of planets isn’t entirely accurate: ET has almost all planets in water and fire and HB-C has a very even distribution of elements. But even using the simple Gemini-Pisces difference could be useful to inform the acting of Taylor. (note: HB-C’s chart is based on Noon.) For those of you who weren’t around in the 1960’s and 1970’s it’s difficult to get across just what huge celebrities Taylor and her twice-husband Scorpio Richard Burton were, with their lives continually in the headlines.
Kris Lee and Graham Boston are astrologers who help run Aquarius Severn.
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