Rihanna rolls across the screen with the body consciousness and sensual grace of a stealth hunter — half woman, have primal animal. There is something about the way this Sag Mars moves and connects with her video screen subjects that captivates — whether she’s stalking Adam Levine in their If I Never See Your Face Again collaboration, or straddling Justin Timberlake in the current Rehab video.
Playful. Lots of attitude. Electric. Yet Rihanna’s Beyonce impression, when she came on the scene years ago, was boring. Def Jam, then headed by Beyonce’s boyfriend Jay Z, seemed to shape Rihanna into the mold of the moment.
Silly boys, never do that to a Uranus-Mars girl — especially if her Moon and Venus (arts energy) are in Aries. At some point, she’s going to forcefully leap convention, and you’re not going to have a thing to say about it.
In the past 18 months, we’ve seen Rihanna burst into a punk-rock-R&B persona that’s beyond neat categories. Of course, this Pisces — born Feb. 20, 1988 in Barbados (source: Wikipedia; time unknown) — would naturally be somewhat amorphous due to her Neptunian energy. However, with Uranus strong in her chart, she lives with a lust for impulsive change that disturbs the status quo.
Rihanna’s Uranus is slapped 2 degrees against her Mars, creating a tension that can breed defiance and provocativeness — characteristics that tinge all her performances. (View her natal chart.) It’s a scary, risky planetary union that could go great for her, as it has for esoteric artist Frida Kahlo and eccentric actor Johnny Depp, who have both amazingly channeled their Uranus-Mars conjunctions into avant garde creativity. Or the conjunction could also go horribly, as it has for Boy George, who after giving the world incredibly unique vibes in the 1980s, entered some Uranic skid row thereafter. Just this week, he was arrested after it was discovered he handcuffed a male escort. We can high-five the conjunction for that.
Rihanna seems just a baby in wielding her Uranus-Mars magic. Her ever-changing asymmetrical bobs, quirky vocal texture and delivery (who knew “umbrella” could be stretched out to seven syllables?), neck-crawling tattoos, experimental makeup, unique couture, and schizophrenic music styles are all evidence of the conjunction. It will be interesting to see what she might do with it when she matures as an artist. Rihanna is already telling music mag reporters that her upcoming 2009 album will be even “edgier.”
Can’t wait. Though maybe we should burn an offering to the gods of skid row. Just in case.
About the Author
Synthia Rose is a former English teacher and 12-year newspaper reporter who spends her time studying astrology, analyzing fiction, and being a creative writer. Read her astrological musings at ScorpioLand or check out her blog, The Transcendent.