Both major stars, both recent award winners, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were both born on September 25, but twenty-five years apart! Astrology reveals how they connect to each other, not just through their Libra Suns, but through other planets as well.
A key legal battle was won on November 17, 2003, against Hello! Magazine for publishing pictures of their wedding. They had contracted with OK Magazine to photograph the wedding.
She won an Oscar for her supporting role in Chicago; he won the honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe presentations on January 26, 2004.
What Makes Their Relationship Work?
The year 1969 brought Michael Douglas a Golden Globe nomination as new actor of the year for his role in Hail, Hero!, a film about the Vietnam war. Michael's career looked like it was about to take off. Who could have know that a newborn infant girl in Wales would rise to stardom and become his wife?
Author Christine Rakela, in her book The Love Relationship Formula, says that there are fifteen specific astrological indicators of romance. Perhaps the most important of these is the Venus-Mars connection. Michael's Venus forms a very positive connection (sextile) with Catherine's Mars. This means that the opportunity for them to connect is very strong. Venus and Mars connect two individuals for romance and marriage, and also for procreation. Rakela says, "Venus and Mars in aspect are essential to a close, passionate relationship. The romantic sparks created with this male-female pairing are a driving force toward a loving partnership."
Because they were born on the same day, both Michael and Catherine have the Sun opposite her Moon. The opposing energies mean that sometimes the two people are not willing to compromise. For Catherine, it also means that she sometimes feels at odds with her own emotions. Yet this combination is the basis for a profound attraction. The relationship provides both Catherine and Michael with intense situations in which to explore their inner beings.
And What about Business?
Michael made his debut as a potential star the year Catherine was born. The same energy reflected in her persona gave him his start in Hollywood. It's natural that she would win a place in his heart—she represents an early turning point in his life as well as a contemporary wife and partner. He may not have won that first Golden Globe (John Voight won for Midnight Cowboy), but Michael surely has come out a winner in the long run, and so has Catherine.
A professional astrologer for over twenty-five years, Stephanie Jean Clement, Ph.D., was a board member of the American Federation of Astrologers and a faculty member of Kepler College and NORWAC. Her Ph.D. in Transpersonal ...