Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Hey Hero, What's Your Sign?
All of the signs have positive and negative characteristics. For example, Scorpio is reputed to be a highly sensual sign, which would make a great deal of sense for a romance author. I suspect that many romance authors have some Scorpio in their astrological chart. Scorpios are also known for being passionate, determined, driven to achieve, and deeply loyal and possessive in love. We're also known to be a bit secretive (romantic suspense, anyone?) Scorpios are capable of achieving great heights or plummeting to the depths of despair. We're also blunt-spoken (think about Vice President Joe Biden...no silver-tongued devil there), and tend to love being in control. As far as negative Scorpio characteristics, Scorpios tend to be jealous, sarcastic (is that truly a negative...to me, sarcasm is a second language), and may be compulsive or obsessive. Female Scorpio celebrities include Hilary Clinton, Demi Moore, Vivien Leigh, and Julia Roberts...no shrinking violets here! Famous Scorpio men include Leonardo DiCaprio and Gerard Butler...these are not men I'd think of for a comedy of manners. On the other hand, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are both Virgos, a sign known for meticulous attention to detail, order, and intellectual characteristics. Can you imagine any other actors being so well suited to the roles they played in Bridget Jones' Diary or the roles they've fit so perfectly in Jane Austen adaptions, especially Colin Firth's classic portrayal of Mr. Darcy? Somehow, I can't picture Robert Downey, Jr. or Russell Crowe (both are Aries whom I adore!) as Mark Darcy, even though they are both phenomenal actors.
I'd love to "hear" your thoughts on astrology and characters in romance. Hope you'll leave a comment...one lucky commenter will win a free e-book of Claimed by the Spymaster. Winner will be announced Friday, November 4.