I love astrology. I find it fascinating, mysterious, informative, and insightful. For, our solar system and planets in it are about energies and their interconnectedness and influence on people and the world. The astrologists say: ‘What above is below,’ referring to the sky – our solar system - and the planet Earth. Recently, contemplating on changes that are currently occurring and a major shift in energies that will take place on 21st December 2020, I had an inspiration to look at movies from the astrological point of view. Namely, how prevailing energies of zodiac signs effect focus and themes of movies created.
In the Part 1 of the article I looked at the themes of the three zodiac signs – Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo, - that we are shifting from, as we have been focusing on them for the past 200 years. And it is time to explore new ones. A period of the next 200 years that we are about to enter will have as its focus the themes of the following astrological signs – Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra. Not to mention the Aquarius age as the backdrop to these energies. The themes of the three signs have been already introduced as we have had a chance to experience a 'demo version' of what it will be like. However, the ‘demo version’ ran alongside the expressions of the previous set – Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo - and it was not possible to entirely separate it from them, therefore movies presented still have some elements of these signs. But, starting from 21 December 2020, we are going to live Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra expressions in their pure state.
All three signs are connected to the air element and express intangible things such as ideas, dreams, thoughts, notions. Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra are also responsible for certain areas of life and energies expressed there.
Aquarius, 11th house, planet Uranus
Dreams, innovations, revelations, revolutions, positive changes, genius ideas, freedom, uniqueness, humanitarians, eccentricity, technology, fantasy, avant-garde art and fashion, edgy ideas, sci-fi, astrology, aliens, other worlds, cosmos.
Examples of movies and TV series associated with the Aquarius energies
The Host (2013) – the movie explores the themes of space, aliens and the world of other entities. The movie is based on the sic-fi romance of the same title by Stephenie Meyer - the author of Twilight saga.
Ex Machina (2014) – the movie focuses on the themes of innovations, technology, and artificial intelligence.
Space Between Us (2017) – the movie explores themes of space, life on other planets, and love, the latter being more of Libra sign theme.The planet which is mention in the movie is Mars - a masculine planet that rules the sign of Aries. The planet is often mentioned in connection to possible environ for life.
Proxima (2019) – the movie focuses on the themes of space exploration and the life of an astronaut against the backdrop of her relationship with her daughter.
The Luminaries TV series (2020) - – the series has many themes but the prominent ones are the astrological signs and tarot cards and their relation to the characters. It covers the Uranus theme of astrology and numerology. The series is based on the book of the same title by a New Zealand author, Eleanor Catton. In order to be able to easily navigate the themes of the series one would need to know at least the basis of astrology.
Gemini, 3rd house, planet Mercury
Communications, writing and writers, soul-mates, socialising, consultants, partnerships, small-talk, short travel, all modes of transportation, journalists, local communities, siblings, relationships with brothers and sisters, schools, books, magazines, voices.
Examples of movies and TV series associated with the Gemini energies
It should be taken into consideration that the movies presented below are the movies, although having Gemini themes, were made during the times when the previous set of energies - Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo, - was still present, therefore these movies have a mixed flair about them. For example, Colette (2019) has two themes intertwined: the theme of patriarchy (Capricorn) and women's struggle with it, and the theme of Gemini - the story is about a female writer. The movie Late Night (2019) also has the Gemini theme of a female show-presenter and a theme of bossing around like a man and being in control (Capricorn theme).
Colette (2019) - the movie covers themes of finding a distinct voice - not being constrained by others, in this case the husband and his money making aspirations, - and the art of writing books.
Late Night (2019) - the movie focuses on the themes of finding a distinct voice through being yourself - what to say and how to say it - and themes of communication: between the female presenter and her writers - a group of male writers writing for the show.
Booksmart (2019) - the movie focuses on the themes of school, peers, and siblings, with the intertwined theme of rules (Capricorn) and breaking them to have some freedom (Aquarius). The movie is based on the screenplay by Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, and Katie Silberman.
French Dispatch or The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun (2020) - the movie explores the theme of journalism and writing from your heart e.g. about topics and things that one finds interesting, with additional Aquarian theme of freedom to express oneself.
Summerland (2020) - the movie covers the themes of local community, writing, and school children or rather a school boy who is entrusted into the guardianship of a young female writer.
Libra, 7th house, planet Venus
Aesthetics, art, design, styling, beautiful people and objects, balance, justice, diplomacy, partnerships, beauty, love, harmony, balance, socialising.
Examples of movies and TV series associated with the Libra energies:
It should be taken into consideration that the movies presented below although have Gemini themes were made during the times when the previous set of energies - Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo, - was still present, therefore these movies have a mixed flair about them. For example, Quai d'Orsay (2013) is set within a Capricorn environment of a governmental structure, yet the Foreign Minister and his speechwriter have energies of Libra and Gemini signs.
Quai d'Orsay (2013) - the movie explores the themes of diplomacy via the art of writing and saying balanced but influential words, equilibrium via balancing between what one wants to say and what one can say, and harmony in the working environment where beautiful and suave clashes with dull and admin.
Yves Saint Laurent (2014) - the movie focuses on the themes of art, fashion, design, beauty, and self-expression and creation.
The Dressmaker (2015) - the movie explores the themes of fashion, creativity, justice, transformation, self-expression, with Gemini themes of school years and local community weaved in. The movie is based on the book of the same title by Rosalie Ham.
Portrait of A Lady On Fire (2019) - the movie covers the themes of art, self-expression, love, as well as aesthetics in visual expressions of the film with beautiful music and singing as the themes of Gemini.
Emma. (2020) - the movie explores beauty, relationships, partnerships, and eloquence as Gemini theme, as well as visual aesthetics expressed in its costumes, settings, and artful shots of scenes comparable to paintings. The movies is based on the book of the same title by Jane Austen.
The list is compiled by Seraphima Bogomolova.