Underneath the Stars: Weekly Celebrity Astro-Report
In a freak accident, “Gossip Girl” alum, model and blogger Lauren Scruggs walked into the moving propeller of a plane last weekend, causing severe damage to the left side of her body. She lost her left hand, sustained head injuries and may even lose her left eye. So tragic! Although we couldn’t find her astrological sign, we’re looking at Mercury, ruler of travel and the hands, which is currently retrograde (moving backward) in Sagittarius, ruler of airplanes and also a sign prone to absent-mindedness. Mercury retrograde can cause complications with travel, and with Uranus retrograde in Aries (ruler of the head), this doubled the chances for mishaps. This is just one of those stories that makes you want to turn back time and yell “Stop!” One would also assume that a propeller would be completely shut off before passengers disembarked, but during Mercury retrograde, this is the kind of thing that can happen. Here’s rooting for a full recovery for Lauren — and safe travels for everyone else during the rest of Mercury retrograde, which ends December 13.
Giuliana Rancic Shows Leo Courage
As we predicted, E! host Giuliana Rancic is showing typical Leo bravery in the face of her impending double mastectomy. She was on the red carpet and telling the world that “scars are beautiful” right before she takes a mere two weeks off for the procedure. Leos are usually very open about their personal lives, so we imagine she’ll become a public advocate in the fight against breast cancer this year.
Aries Men Behaving Badly
These days, it seems like a new sign is acting out every week! On today’s bad-boy list: Aries Jesse James and Alec Baldwin. James is in the hot seat for referring to ex-wife Sandra Bullock as “some Hollywood actress,” and essentially blaming their high-profile lifestyle for his own disgusting choices, including cheating on her with 19 women. Sorry, dude, but until you point the finger back at yourself for your choices, you’re still on our **** list! In more “Mercury retrograde in travel-sign Sagittarius” news: Hotheaded Aries Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight for refusing to turn off his cell phone. We’re also chalking this one up to rebellious Uranus (which, along with Mercury, rules electronics). Uranus is in its final retrograde days in Aries, giving this sign a bit of an ego issue and the sense of being above the law. Love ya on “30 Rock,” Alec, but you’ve been on enough flights to know that your cell-phone use could interfere with signals and safety. Maybe it’s time to switch from “Angry Birds” to Solitaire!
Beverly Hills Housewife Kim Richards (Virgo) in Rehab
Proactive Mars is visiting Virgo from November 2011 through July 2012, motivating this sign to whip their lives into shape. Hopefully that’s the impetus for “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Kim Richards, a Virgo, to enter treatment for alcoholism and other problems. Rooting for ya, Kim! In the meantime, it will be interesting to see how Mars affects her Virgo castmates Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof. We predict some spicy new love interests for Camille and more action with Adrienne’s new shoe line!