As I am interested in names, numerology and astrology, I could not pass the opportunity to look from this angle at the wonderful characters, Alexander Lemtov and Sigrit Ericksdóttir of the recent Netflix release Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga (2020) . I have already written about the general energies of the movie. In this post, I would like to focus on the astrological and numerological connotations and meanings of the names of these two characters. For, these subjects are linked and help to see the movie from a different perspective.
Alexander is a very popular Russian name, used to be given to Russian tsars and to men among the aristocracy. It comes from the Greek language and means ‘defender’. Quite becoming. The surname Lemtov, as far as I am aware of, does not stand for anything in particular. Just sounds Russian to the foreign ear. Perhaps the creators of the movie wanted to have a Russian sounding name with no meaning attached to it. However, it seemed to have quickly found its meaning in an online urban slang dictionary. It defines the word as ‘perfection’– a kind and sweet person who always brings two drinks instead of one. ‘You are a real ‘lemtov’’, one can say. And why not?
Numerologically, the name Alexander Lemtov expresses the value of digit ‘6’, which is influenced by Venus – the planet of love, romance, beauty, art and truth. Number 6 people are loving personalities who are born teachers and healers. They love luxury and harmony in life. These people become good singers, teachers, and counsellors. Number ‘6’ represents the tarot card Lovers. Alexander manifests these notions perfectly.
To add to this mixture, the English actor, David Jonathan Stevens, who plays Alexander Lemtov, is a Libra sign by birth. The sign that is a part of the trio – Aquarius, Gemini, Libra - constituting the new energies. No coincidence here.
The name Sigrit Ericksdóttir is of a Scandinavian-Icelandic mixture. Sigrit or Sigrid come from the old Norwegian language and means ‘victory, beautiful, and wise’. The surname Ericksdóttir is of an Icelandic origin. It literally means a daughter of Erick. In Iceland, the surnames of children come from putting together the first name of their father and adding to it either son or dóttir part. Thus, Sigrit is a daughter of Erick – Ericksdóttir. Erick means ‘ruler or powerful’. Knowing all this one can tell a lot more about the character Sigrit Ericksdóttir. He is not only wise, beautiful and a winner but also is a daughter of a powerful one or the ruler. You can also describe her as a ‘beautiful victory of the ruler’s daughter’. Which ruler, though, is not clear.
Numerologically, the name Sigrit Ericksdóttir expresses the value of digit ‘7’ which is ruled by Neptune – the planet of dreams, mysticism, music, performers, and artists. The number ‘7’ people have mysterious nature, dream a lot more than others and investigate the reason for the happenings. They are gifted with clairvoyance and intuition powers. Sigit’s love for elves comes for that mystical energies of Neptune. She is a true artist who dreams and makes her dreams come true with a bit of help from magic. Number ‘7’ represents the tarot card Victory.
Now, let’s throw in a bit of astrology associated with places. Places as well as cities have their own astrological charts and are ruled by certain signs and planets. Iceland and Russia have powerful Aquarius energies. It means that they manifest uniqueness, freedom, unconventional things, rebellious spirit, and a wish to stand out of the crowd. All these can be applied to both Alexander and Sigrid. Both are independent, each in their own way. Alexander by his wealth, Sigrid by her spirit. Both stand out. Alexander with his flamboyance. Sigrid with her purity. Both are unique and unconventional. Alexander as an expressive and rich personality. Sigrid as a nature and simplicity lover who believes in elves.
In terms of their talent and powerful voices, the similarity between the two characters is shown in their costumes that they are wearing during the party that Alexander throws in his Scottish castle. Sigrit and Alexander both have sparkly gold outfits on, shining bright among other stars. Although they are in a circle of other unique artists, they clearly stand out.
Despite many similarities, Alexander and Sigrit have their differences too. Those differences mainly refer to the themes of the energies that are going out of focus and transforming and the ones which come into focus and getting prominent and strong. Alexander still carries some of the energies of the old trio of astrological signs. In particular, Capricorn and Taurus. He is a wealthy and powerful leader who splashes his wealth to show off. However, these traits are balanced by him being somewhat democratic – inviting people to his home castle regardless their status or wealth - and while living his life lets others to live theirs. He is not jealous, aggressive or overly competitive. He knows his worth and is happy with himself.
Alexander represents the transformation of Capricorn themes of ruling, hierarchy and status into Aquarius ones of standing out, being unique, yet being one of the stars and not the only star.
In contrast, Sigrit is the new energy itself combining in herself manifestations of Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra signs. In other words, of freedom, uniqueness, love, beauty, artistry, self-expression, and creativity. She also loves her town and is happy to be part of its community, which is another Gemini theme. All the themes that Sigrit represents as a character are the themes of a new epoch that will charge forward starting from the end of December 2020.
That is why I believe that Alexander and Sigrit are the type of characters we will be seeing much more of in the coming decades of the energies of Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra signs that are here to stay for another 200 years.