Virgo Sophia Villani Scicolone is a Capricorn rising, with Saturn tightly conjunct Moon in Aquarius. She is such a lovely woman -what eyes !- with incredible staying power in the public eye. She has appeared in nearly 100 films over the years, and is the winner of several awards (Jupiter at MC) including an Academy Award, a Grammy, 5 Golden Globes, as well as the Cecil B. DeMille for lifetime achievements. She is also author of several cookbooks (Mercury in 9) and her autobiography, Sophia: Living and Loving.
Sophia began working in films at age 14 after (incredibly ! ?!) losing a beauty contest. Contests are ruled by Mars and 7th, Sophia has Moon (rules her 7th) not only conjunct Saturn (block, restriction), but also opposite Mars – but that same Moon trines Jupiter and Mercury in Libra, elevated – she obviously came out the winner in the long run.
Sophia met (at age 15), and later married (at age 23) a man 21 years her senior, Carlo Ponti. Unfortunately, charges of “bigamy and public sinning” were leveled against them, because the catholic church didn’t recognize his divorce from his first wife. Venus rules marriage, Sophia has Virgo Venus (fall) tightly conjunct Neptune (illusion, secrets). Moon rules her 7th, is tightly conjunct Saturn (a much older man).
In her autobiography, Sophia speaks of two miscarriages and two difficult pregnancies that produced two sons. Moon rules pregnancy and Sophia not only has moon conjunct Saturn which indicates difficulty, but she also has Pluto in Moon-ruled Cancer in exact square to Jupiter. These trials were a test of faith (Jupiter 9) for her, producing not only personal psychological regeneration, but also regeneration of partnerships. I am going to count the out of sign T-Square with Pluto focal for these reasons.
Cancer Pluto as focal planet in a T-Square with late Libra Jupiter opposite early Taurus Uranus is an aspect of unusual beauty, unusual love choices, powerful emotional struggles (see above) as well as feminine power in the public eye. Sophia was known for being very conscious of her roots (shown by strong Capricorn/Cancer) as well as being fond of family and the whole cooking, gathering, breaking bread ritual that entails.
Also please note that folks with strong Capricorn energy have fabulous bone structure, and tend to age gracefully, being timeless and enduring. Sophia has the requisite Leo placement for drama and fabulous hair, via her Leo Mars. Lilith lives in her 8th as well, (conjunct South Node) giving much chutzpah and regenerative willpower. Always seen as a beauty, this woman also has a boatload of ancient wisdom and guts to go with all that glory – on tap 24/7.
At last, we get to the cat asteroids !
Sophia has trademark cat-like eyes, so I was not surprised to see these asteroids prominent in her natal chart.
Sphinx conjunct Neptune (2 degrees)
Sekhmet conjunct Mars (one)
Ubasti conjunct North Node (one)
…and we cannot forget her Mars is in Leo !