Famous People and Your Sign

Kelli Fox

Have you ever wondered if you're like your favorite famous person? What makes them tick and why they do the things they do? Do you think you have the gumption to become famous? We read about celebrities on every blog, in women's magazines and Twitter feeds but can we always believe what we hear? Sometimes, their antics leave us wondering and other times we're in awe! Compare yourself to these stars and see if you have what it takes to become tabloid fodder!

Aries (March 20th - April 19th)

The Ram, yep, that's the one with the bold and sometimes risky attitude. Can you think of Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., and Kate Hudson? They won't often back down from a challenge or confrontation. While confrontations can be exciting, they can also lead to a frustrating locking of horns with an imagined foe. Russell Crowe has been known for a few public outbursts and that, in a nutshell, explains a significant part of the Aries experience.

This Sign is ruled by Mars, the planet of passion, it's no wonder that Aries is one of the strongest, most impulsive and courageous signs of the Zodiac. This sign is fearless when it comes to challenge and conquest – just think, Lady Gaga was bullied at school but bounced back to become one of the best-selling artists of all time! And Celine Dion, she overcame her humble background to become another successful solo artist.

Aries will pursue a relationship with the same single-minded energy that they'll apply to any other project, and they won't often let obstacles keep them from reaching their goal. Imagine the sparks when Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick hooked up! But sometimes, that excitement can verge toward agitation.

Aries is as hot-blooded as it is warm-hearted, which can mean a fiery temper to match that strong drive. This sign gets mad fast when it doesn't get what it wants. Remember that voicemail hot-head Alec Baldwin left for his daughter a few years back? Not to worry, all is forgotten as there's too much to do and see in life to waste time clinging to old, outmoded emotions! While another sign would still be stewing in its juices, Aries is already off jumping headfirst into the next adventure.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)

Taurus is symbolized by the Bull, an association that is quite apt. This sign can be very stubborn, and tends to dig in its heels when faced with the need to step aside or change course. Although, it's just as well because Jack Nicolson, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Janet Jackson have overcome adversity to have successful long term careers.
Taurus is one of the strongest signs of the Zodiac, and can pull its own weight and then some when necessary. This sign has a compassionate streak a mile wide. U2's lead singer, Bono, has been a long-time and outspoken humanitarian and activist.

Taurus defines stability, which can get dull -- sometimes this sign becomes a stick in the mud. Thank goodness it's ruled by Venus, the love planet! Venus lends Taurus a healthy dose of sensuality and a pleasure-loving streak. It's no wonder George Clooney was nominated as the "Sexiest Man Alive" while Rene Zellwegger has dated some of the other nominees on this list!

Committed Bulls include Jessica Alba, Tim McGraw and Cate Blanchett. Once their mind is made up then they're in it for the long haul. A Taurus loves nothing more than cuddling up with their sweetie! They're charmers, in touch with all the sensual pleasures of life, which means they get a bit lazy from time to time. After all, why work hard when life is so deliciously enjoyable? But Taurus also has a strong back that's made for hard work, and an excellent grasp of resources. While this sign won't shy away from spending a nice chunk of cash on something that's really worth it -- a new, gorgeous outfit or a luxurious dinner at a five-star restaurant or as David Beckham can tell you, a flashy Aston Martin.

Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)

Gemini is symbolized by the Twins, those daring, mischievous little beings that speak perfectly to the heart of a Gemini! Think of the roles Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Mike Myers have played in their movies or how controversy has followed Donald Trump and Kanye West. This sign is the most playful, and devious, sign of the Zodiac, Gemini has the energy of two people, and all the diverse interests and urges that go with it.

This Sign is ruled by Mercury, the communication planet. Gemini is all about communication and the intellect. Words and meaning are important to them. Singer-songwriters Bob Dylan, Prince and Kylie Minogue are known for their supercharged multi-talented careers.

Quick-witted and highly observant, Geminis don't miss much; they have an agile sense of humor and a real need for freedom -- intellectual, romantic and otherwise. That's right, Geminis like to play around a lot, including in their love life. Take Angelina Jolie, who has admitted to have had both male and female lovers. There are just so many interesting people out there! And this sign gets bored fast. Plus, Geminis tend to intellectualize their feelings, so they're not much for sentimentalism and deep, gooey emotional bonding. It took a long time before Nicole Kidman finally settled down with her spouse while her ex, Lenny Kravitz is still looking.

Geminis can also be indecisive precisely because they have so many divergent interests and urges that they may not know which one to follow first. As a result, they can be wishy-washy, changing their minds with zero notice. But what they lack in steadfastness, they make up in spades in excitement. Supermodels, Heidi Klum and Naomi Campbell know what that's like with their jet-setting lifestyles. This sign has the well-deserved reputation of the life of the party, and is also extra fun in just about any situation.

Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)

Cancer is symbolized by the Crab, which makes a lot of sense when you take that sensitive, emotional nature into account. When things get tense, Cancer goes into self-protection mode, pulling into its shell until the trouble clears. Since his recent divorce, Tom Cruise has been keeping a low profile while shamed-faced George Michael went into hiding after his very public sex scandal a few years back.

Emotional Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which explains that ultra-sensitive moodiness. But Cancer isn't all about protecting itself; not even close. This sign is the caretaker of the Zodiac, who will go to great lengths to keep its loved ones safe and supported. Cancers are nothing if not deeply connected with their families, and would do anything for their friends as well -- even if it doesn't always seem like it. Lindsay Lohan, Pamela Anderson and Tom Hanks are very attached to their families – each in their own way.

Cancer can come across as a very introverted sign, but that doesn't mean they don't care. This sign can get so emotional that it doesn't know how to express itself. For this reason, Cancers need to surround themselves with caring types who understand their moods, which can fluctuate as often as the moon. It's just as well funny guy, Will Ferrell has found a way to channel his emotions positively. And in return, the Crab will offer its friends and family the gift of steadfast devotion and support.

Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, Tobey Maguire and Harrison Ford are all known for their close family ties although Cancer's interest in family goes deeper than the immediate present, by the way. This sign is a natural historian with its interest in ancestry, genealogy and lineage. They'll just as happily spend hours mapping their family tree as they will cooking up a feast for their loved ones.

Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)

Leo the Lion loves the limelight! Why else has Madonna been around longer than just about any other female performer? How about Jennifer Lopez on the page of nearly every tabloid for the past decade? Even Sandra Bullock had her fair share of the spotlight – for better or for worse.

Leo personifies all the leadership, pride, warmth, courage and strength of the King of the Jungle. President Barack Obama is a great example! This sign also brings its own touch of drama to boot so think about Mick Jagger, strutting his stuff or even J.K Rowling who penned the Harry Potter books. Baseball ace Alex Rodriguez not only shines as a top baseball ball star but has had his fair share of tabloid drama too. This sign has a real taste for the exciting and dramatic.

Leo is ruled by the brightly-shining Sun and loves to be the center of attention, and like any good drama queen, can get pretty stubborn when it doesn't get its way. Ever wonder why so many actors are Leos? Halle Berry, Woody Harrelson, Hilary Swank and Robert De Niro come to mind. It's because their bigger-than-life personalities are made for the stage. They have a healthy sense of their own egos, and they adore being in the spotlight. But despite what can seem like egotism, Leos make wonderful, devoted friends. Loyalty is one of their strongest points, and as long as they feel they're getting the proper attention and respect from their loved ones, they'll return the favor with grand gestures of devotion. Grand gestures, in fact, are Leo's forte.

This fiercely romantic sign will go to dramatic lengths to woo the object of its desires. Leo loves luxury and finery, and will treat a date to the finest five-star restaurant. Remember when Ben Affleck was lavished by Jennifer Lopez with a Bently? Now that's true Leo generosity!

Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)

Virgo is symbolized by the Virgin -- but don't take that too literally. While this sign can be prim and fastidious, it also has a wild side just think of bad boy Charlie Sheen! That reputation of virginity has much more to do with purity and perfectionism than sexuality, although Virgos can be a bit reserved or even prudish behind closed doors until they find the right person with whom they can relax and let their hair down. Sean Connery has been married to his wife for nearly forty years while Faith Hill, Colin Firth and Jada Pinkett-Smith have been happily coupled for the long term too.

Virgo may seem to hold back -- this sign is more comfortable with following someone else's lead than with getting out there, front and center -- but despite that prim aloofness, Virgo carries its own brand of understated sensuality. Keanu Reeves or Salma Hayek anyone? And though this sign is very discriminating about everyone and everything, when it falls in love, it only wants to be of service to its mate. The singer Pink has been known for her devotion to her spouse. That's how this sign shows its love, and while it may take a long time for Virgo to reach the point of commitment, once that bond is forged, it's stronger than steel. Beyonce Knowles, Nicole Richie and LeAnn Rimes are known for their commitment to their hubbies.

Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, Virgo is all about getting its ideas across, even if they're coming across as nit-picking. This sign means well; what looks like criticism is actually Virgo's never-ending quest for perfection. Perhaps that's why Cameron Diaz and Hugh Grant have yet to settle down. Seeking perfection is a tall order for anyone, but if anyone can do it, Virgo can.

Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)

Libra is symbolized by the Scales, which are all about balance. This sign is happiest when everything around it is in equilibrium; when everyone is happy and getting along, and there are no major injustices making life seem less sweet.

Ruled by Venus, the Love Planet, Libra is all about living the sweet life. Parties and romance are just two of this sign's favorite pastimes. Libras can't stand confrontations and seek out happy, beautiful people and many will choose to be happily coupled for a long time; think of Will Smith, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sting, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Preston, Hugh Jackman and Matt Damon…whew!

Their motto might be, 'Why can't we all just get along?' For this reason, they make excellent partners in love and business, but they can also be somewhat wishy-washy. Libra would rather waffle around, not really giving a solid response to a question, than put its foot down on an issue and potentially alienate or upset someone. This sign is known to be indecisive, but really it's that Libran desire to please getting in the way of ever taking a firm stance. Remember those cheating rumors that flew around about Bruce Springsteen and Heather Locklear's relationships? Similarly, Libras can be prone to telling little white lies, also in the name of sparing someone's feelings. Perhaps that's the reason why Kim Kardashian was only married for 72 days?

This is the friend that will say, 'you look great' when secretly they think you don't. Although, to the world, Simon Cowell, Eminem and Sharon Osborne don't fit this mold. Libra is the lover who won't speak up when their feelings are hurt, because they just want harmony at home. But whatever else one might say about a Libra, that search for harmony makes for a sweet, gentle and refined friend. That makes sense as Gwyenth Paltrow and Naomi Watts are famous for their celebrity friendships.

Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)

Scorpio is symbolized by the Scorpion, which immediately calls to mind that poisonous tail that can lash out and sting when its victims least expect it. Scorpios can be like that, when highly upset or pushed into a corner. This is a complex, passionate sign that sometimes acts in passion rather than thinking things through properly first. Perhaps Keith Urban, Leonardo DiCaprio, Whoopi Goldberg and Meg Ryan have made more decisions based on emotion rather than logic?

Scorpio is ruled by both Mars and Pluto, which is where all that passionate intensity comes from, mixed in with emotions that run miles deep like a fathomless ocean -- and, of course, the stubbornness to match. What a combination! It's no wonder this sign is known to be incredibly intense. Scorpio has so many things going on under the surface, it's a wonder it can seem so put together, well, most of the time…Demi Moore, Katy Perry and Owen Wilson have had their hearts broken in a very public and humiliating way. But yet, that passion and intensity make for a highly compelling personality.

Scorpio is one of the sexiest signs of the Zodiac. Can you think of Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Reynolds? Its reputation is outshined only by its reality -- as a magnetic, brave sign that can become possessive and vengeful when given proper motivation. It's true -- Scorpios can make formidable enemies, and they're only slightly less intimidating as friends. They love to control their surroundings, and often take a behind-the-scenes approach to manipulation. Remember how Julia Roberts nabbed her hubby? But it all comes from a good intention. It's that drive to connect, to know as deeply as they want to be known.

Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)

Sagittarius is symbolized by the Archer, that truth-seeker of the Zodiac who sends out arrow after arrow, aiming for the horizon. This is much the way that Sagittarius operates in life: striking out into the unknown with a far-reaching, idealistic vision of the possibilities inherent in the universe. Ozzy Osborne is the epitome of this sign as he's an optimist with a dose of naivety. He also liked to party in his "hey-day."

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck. And this sign does seem lucky -- Sags are always falling into great experiences and opportunities, seemingly without effort. Think back to Brad Pitt in the movie "Thelma and Louise" where Pitt plays the role of a lucky drifter. The movie also turned out to be his big break. Their Mutable nature allows them to go with the flow, switching course at a moment's notice. What better way to bring luck into your life than to keep your eyes open for opportunities? How about Jay-Z, Taylor Swift or Miley Cyrus? They seem to have had some lucky breaks, of course combined with a lot of hard work!

Sagittarius is famous, however, for not being able to see the trees for the forest. This sign's attention to detail isn't the greatest; they're too busy getting excited about the big picture to keep an eye on the little things. Sagittarius has a reputation as a lifelong student and teacher, a people-lover and an adventurer. In short, this sign wants to get out into the world and experience everything and everyone in it! Talk show host, Tyra Banks is another Archer that comes to mind.

Yes, it's true -- this sign loves people and experience so much that it can find it hard to settle down with just one person. Sagittarius can't stand routine; this sign thrives on spontaneity, so whoever claims the heart of a Sag will be someone who keeps them guessing. Other famous Archers include: Scarlett Johansson, Katherine Heigl, Christina Applegate, Don Cheadle, Lucy Liu, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Connelly and Jamie Foxx.

Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)

Capricorn is symbolized by the Goat. Picture that little mountain goat, always climbing to the top of the mountain -- that's Capricorn, ever ascending to the heights of their career or aspirations. How about "commoner" Kate Middleton, a.k.a Princess Catherine of Wales? She waited patiently to snag her prince and just think, one day she'll become a queen.

Capricorns are hard workers who feel a lifelong, inner need to impress others with their accomplishments and that healthy bank balance. Actor Mel Gibson and golfer Tiger Woods have both worked very hard for their success and as a result have amassed vast sums of money.

Capricorns not only know how to get things going, they've got the perseverance necessary to get things done. They're not much for risk-taking, though; this sign only likes risks if they're the calculated type -- and sometimes calculated, recalculated and figured out a third time. Funny guy, Jim Carey has us in stitches through his well-rehearsed lines. Capricorns work hard, and they like to see returns for their efforts. That's right: Capricorns have an eye for the bottom line. Will it cost more money than it's worth? Then Capricorn won't do it. TV host Ryan Seacrest has more than one job which pay him handsomely while singer David Bowie started his career as David Jones and worked his way to the top.

On the other hand, this sign will take a low-paying position as a stepping stone to something higher-paid and more prestigious. This sign is ruled by Saturn, the taskmaster planet that urges discipline in all endeavors. Nicolas Cage did not want to use this powerful family's name to get to the top so he changed it from Coppola and climbed to the top on his own merits. Capricorns make incredibly loyal and devoted friends. Supermodel Kate Moss has been BFF's with other well-known peers for years. Capricorn is usually an honest sign but think back to Jude Law and Sienna Miller with their on again off again relationship which started when he was caught with the babysitter. I guess some of us have to go against the grain from time-to-time.

Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)

Aquarius is symbolized by the Water Bearer, the humanitarian of the Zodiac who brings water to the parched masses and loves to lend a helping hand. Think of talk show hosts Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres who have helped many with their humanitarian efforts.

Although its symbol is the Water Bearer, Aquarius is in fact an Air sign, not a water sign. It is co-ruled by Uranus, the planet of rebellion, along with Saturn, the planet of discipline. Uranus's changeable, unpredictable nature paired with Saturn's focused energy; the steadfastness of Fixity paired with the free-flowing quality of Air... Which influence should Aquarius follow? Lisa Marie Presley has tried to break away from the legend of her famous father with her own signing career but hasn't quite managed it. Look at Axl Rose, Sheryl Crow and Alice Cooper who have created their niche in the music world instead.

This sign is definitely an interesting blend of characteristics: communicative yet guarded; always seeking out the new and unusual, and yet most comfortable with staying the course. What's the old yarn about Aquarius? 'They love humanity. It's people they can't stand.' "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening personifies just that while Michael Jordan was the first athlete to have a signature shoe created for him which is now one of the best-selling sports shoes of all time.

Aquarius is the most freedom-seeking sign of the Zodiac, which can make it rather hard to pin down. That explains Paris Hilton's love life or Jennifer Aniston's who has been through a string of suitors and after years of being single may have finally found "The One." To be romantically involved with an Aquarius means accepting that, as soon as you get to the party, that Aquarius lover will disappear into the crowd without a backward glance! Perhaps that's the reason Ashton Kutcher's marriage didn't last while Diane Lane and Josh Brolin's has.

Aquarius is one of the most devoted and loyal of all the signs. It's taken a while for Justin Timberlake to pop the question but it seems he'll be in in for the long haul as Aquarius is a fixed sign and has a way of seeing things through to completion.

Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)

Pisces is symbolized by the Fish, those two little creatures whose scales glint in the sun as they follow where the stream takes them. And just as that stream can symbolize the subconscious mind or the winding path of life itself, Pisces is like those fish, swimming along in the currents, taking what comes and throwing off rainbows as it goes. Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Love Hewitt have a reputation for sweetness but oftentimes, misguided.

Pisces knows exactly how to go with the flow and is perfectly happy following someone else's lead, especially if it's the lead of a trusted loved one. Pisces is a highly romantic sign, one that tunes in on an intuitive, almost psychic level to its friends and lovers, intuiting their emotional needs and doing what it can to meet them and a lot of times, not. Rihanna, Flavor Flav and even Liza Minnelli have had their share of relationship woes.

This is the sign that brings home stray puppies because it can't bear to see them left alone and hungry, which is a wonderful quality...but one that can get Pisces into trouble from time to time. Ruled by Neptune, the planet of illusion, this sign thrives on fantasy and imagination, and easily slips into savior fantasies. It's just as well acting is a good outlet for this type of energy. Think of Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, Rob Lowe, Benicio del Toro and even Eva Mendes as making use of this quality.

Pisces can be a champion of lost causes, because its inherent idealism blinds it to the fact that some people and situations just can't be saved. On the other hand, that love of fantasy can make for a very imaginative friend and lover. And that desire to meet others' needs makes for an incredibly caring, sensitive soul. Some other famous fish include: Dakota Fanning, Jon Bon Jovi, Jessica Biel, Billy Crystal and Queen Latifah.

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