Controversial director Roman Polanski’s thriller The Ghost Writer hits theaters this weekend. In it, Ewan McGregor is a ghostwriter (known as “the ghost”) hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister, played by Pierce Brosnan. It’s the job of a lifetime, but what the ghost uncovers puts his own life in jeopardy. Also starring Kim Cattrall (of Sex & The City fame), The Ghost Writer is set in the middle of winter, in and around an oceanfront estate on an island off the coast of the United States, and it promises a terrifying and tense ride.
Let’s have a look at the charts of the stars to get a little insight into what makes them tick.
Born March 31, 1971, this Aries brims with all the fiery passion one would expect of a Ram … especially when combined with expressive Mercury in the same sign. However, it’s an adaptable and intelligent Gemini Moon coupled with a charming Libra Rising that imbues this Scottish sex symbol with the ability to slip in and out of such diverse roles as heroin-addicted Renton in Trainspotting, romantic poet Christian in Moulin Rouge, young jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the second Star Wars trilogy and now, ‘the ghost,’ a writer whose need for the truth leads him into a world of international intrigue, where doing his job means no less than putting his own life at risk.
This former 007 was born May 16, 1953, when the Sun and Mercury were transiting through earthy Taurus and the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter were all in airy Gemini. The result? Grounded, masculine sex appeal and a quick, sophisticated wit. Specifically, it’s the preponderance of planets in Air signs in Brosnan’s chart (in addition to the aforementioned Gemini dwellers, his Saturn and Neptune are both in charismatic Libra) that imbues this Irish-American with a sort of regal intelligence and likeability — enough to make him believable as a suave British spy or even, as in The Ghost Writer, the prime minister.
Born August 21, 1956, this lovely Leo is known mostly for her lusty role of Samantha on Sex & The City. However, as an aide to Brosnan’s Prime Minister, Kim Cattrall has a chance to prove that her intelligence matches her scene-stealing sex appeal. A free-thinking individualist courtesy of her Aquarian Moon, in addition to her substantial intellect, it’s Cattrall’s Mercury and Jupiter in exacting Virgo that should be on display here, as she controls the information surrounding her superiors.