Movies and Astrology: Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga (2020)


Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga (2020) is one of those recent movies that already has new energies of the air signs – Aquarius, Gemini, Libra – those that will prevail in the world starting from the end of 2020. Yet, at the same time, it uses somewhat out-dated relationship patterns that belong to the old energies of Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo – the energies that are going out of focus.

Nonetheless, The Story of Fire Saga (2020) is still a fun movie to watch and is refreshing on many levels. Also, quite conveniently having come to the market at the moment when Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was cancelled due to Corona Virus lock-down.

Now, what is so refreshing about the movie and what themes related to the new energies we can see in it?

To start with, the two locations where the story is set – Iceland and Edinburg, Scotland. Just to clarify – Scotland is not England but is part of the UK. Iceland and Edinburg are the places of the 'new energies'. In astrological terms, places are also ruled by certain signs and as such manifest these energies outward. Iceland in its natal chart has the planet Uranus in Aquarius which is the home sign for this planet. Uranus together with Aquarius is responsible for such themes as rebellion, outlandish and outstandish things, big dreams, and innovations. So, it is not a surprise that the two main characters, the musicians Lars Erickssong and Sigrit Ericksdóttir, come with their big dream to Edinburg to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. For, Edinburg is ruled by Gemini and Aquarius, meaning it is a perfect arena for realising your dreams, finding your voice, and standing out of the crowd in the most bizarre and unconventional way. All of which Lars and Sigrit gloriously accomplish.

The theme of a small community – the town of Husavik where Lars and Sigrit come from - is a theme of Gemini that, apart from communication and finding your voice, rules immediate environment and small communities. Being ridiculed by its own community creates in Lars a burning desire to make it big in life, even though his singing a 'Jaja Ding Dong' song in a pub in Husavik is already appreciated by the members of his community. So, Gemini energies here work with the Aquarius ones to create a fun story line.


What is interesting is that the old Capricorn related theme of a ‘kingly approach’ in the movie has a fresh angle to it. The ‘king’, Alexander Lemtov, is a talented, friendly, and mysteriously wealthy Russian who not only sings well and captivates the audience, but also is welcoming enough to gather a crowd of Eurovision participants in his castle in Edinburg. The scene which perfectly supports the Aquarius theme is the song-along one where unique individuals sing together yet each has his/her own distinct voice and personality - a star among the stars, so to speak. Very Aquarian. In addition, Russia as a country is ruled by Aquarius. Unwittingly, the creators of the movie predicted the future global shift towards Aquarius ruled countries, such as Russia.

The only bits that the makers got somewhat pear-shaped is the old behavioural patterns applied to the relationships between main characters and the ‘antagonists’ of the story. I, personally, could not see what attracted a Greek singer to Lars, and why the movie has to end as if nothing has changed in the village, when, in fact, the whole set of events lead to the community changing its mind towards Lars. Also, the cheesy end with Sigrit and Lars being a married couple with a toddler also does not quite fit in. For, logically, Sigrit should not have married a guy who had abandoned her during the Eurovision Contest to face alone the aftermath of their public grand failure on stage.


Well, I guess you cannot suddenly get a brand new world in one set, or can you?


Seraphima Bogomolova


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Seraphima Bogomolova

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