Another bad habit of mine is reading a book and as the character develops trying to second guess the sun sign. Sad I know. One such character that has really grated at me is that of Bella from the Twilight series. (Harry Potter was another & even though I know what his chart is, I still have problems with that one… but that is for another post). One of my favourite authors Kerry Greenwood has actually posted the chart for the heroine of her Phryne Fisher series, saving me the speculation.
Growing up I loved Wuthering Heights and that whole undying love, grand passion, endless frustration thing- but again, never really liked the character of Catherine. I did think that Heathcliff was really brooding and mysterious & I probably would have fallen for him if he had decent biceps. I still think he was misunderstood and badly treated and may have actually been a nicer man if he hadn’t had such a bad childhood- and wasn’t so sexually frustrated by the endless teasing of Catherine, who then betrayed him for money and a chinless wonder. Sometimes a decent shag can mend many bad moods- but that is just my theory.
What I love about the Twilight series is that whole romantic premise that love can conquer all. But, hey, I am a triple Pisces and the fantasy element really does it for me. I also like to live in a world where nobody is truly evil and everybody has at least one redeeming feature- which is why I like the vegetarian fangers of Twilight equally to the synthetic blood version in the sexier and gutsier True Blood.
I recall the first time I read Bella’s birth date and realised she was a Virgo that my initial response was WTF? No way! To me she always seemed more emotional and watery than an Earth sign and definitely did not show any of the practicality and security that Earth needs to feel safe. I have read the books a number of times and my opinion has not changed. In my opinion, there are only a few pointers towards Virgo:
– The organised way in which she addresses the analysis of who and what Edward really is
– The way in which she looks after her father and takes responsibility for the scattiness of her mother
– She doesn’t think very highly of herself- Virgo can have a blind spot in this regard
– Her propensity to suffer pain for someone else- but then again, martyrdom for love is a very Pisces thing as well
– She does show some commitment to a goal when the bikes are being repaired- OK, I am grabbing at straws now.
Now is probably the right time for me to go on record as saying I love the books, but I have never really liked the character of Bella and have a huge problem with the whole Renesmee thing (again… WTF????)… but please don’t hate me for that.
So if not Virgo, then what?
She isn’t social enough to be any of the Air signs, and is way too melancholic for Fire. Earth can definitely do melancholy in need- Taurus in particular finds it difficult to let go- but Earth has too much practicality and security to risk loss of soul and other injuries for love. Water is motivated by feeling and emotion, so if I was a betting girl, I would have my money on Water.
I thought about Cancer- that would definitely explain the moods. Scorpio perhaps? Makes sense regarding the fascination with the underworld and the extreme lows. But neither Cancer nor Scorpio would expose their soft underbelly to a vampire without a certain amount of paranoia, distrust and some proving of intentions. And, my fellow watery beings, I do mean that in the nicest possible of ways. Pisces seems closer to the mark, but, to be as completely Bella-ish as Bella is, requires a double whammy- a water moon as well as a water sun.
According to Wikipedia her birth date is 13/9/87 in Forks. Attached is her chart. I couldn’t find a birth time so cast it at 12pm. I don’t intend on doing a full chart reading (quite frankly can’t be faffed) on this but, some salient points to support my, admittedly loose, theory:
The Moon moved out of Cancer into Gemini at 11pm on the previous day. Someone with a Gemini Moon would not be able to resist talking through stuff more- yet we know Bella is a private & very emotional person- more in keeping with a water sun or moon or both.
We know Bella likes to be rescued- hello Pisces! In fact, she unthinkingly and selfishly puts herself in the line of danger, just so she can hear Edward’s voice in her head.
We know Bella wants to give her entire soul to Edward- nobody other than the most Pisces of Pisceans would ever do that… surely. Only Pisces can have a complete lack of boundaries to the extent that she ceases to exist without him. Although such complete immersion into the soul of another is very Scorpio as well.
Jupiter in Aries does come out when she charges off to Italy to rescue her love, but I would have expected more of a fight in the first place. In fact, that is one of the things that really irritates me- she didn’t fight for him. We just see a fall into a deep depression, but where are the tears of heartbreak… ooops that is just me again?
The Venus/Uranus connection does indicate unusual love, I guess. Likewise I could go out on a limb and suggest that the Virgo Mars maybe indicates she likes men who are picky eaters (he is definitely that).
Probably the thing that irritates me the most is that I have just spent a period of time justifying a theory which no one in the world really cares about simply to put off a task that I know needs to be done. Come to think of it, maybe her lack of procrastination is proof that no matter what the other evidence is to the contrary, she isn’t a Pisces….mmmm maybe if I review the books again along those lines I can put off doing the ironing as well?
The opinions expressed in this post are those of the writer only, so anyone who doesn’t agree with me and wants to keep Bella as a Virgo, go right ahead & leave your stakes at home- I am well fortified with garlic and silver. Having said that, astro twerps- would love your opinions!