Sometimes fantasy gets a nod from real life. So it’s not surprising that the onscreen chemistry between Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner in New Moon, the second film in the Twilight series stems from some real-life cosmic connections. Stewart is an Aries, while Lautner is an Aquarius, which is an electrifying pairing. But it goes deeper than just their Sun signs. Let’s take a closer look at their charts to discover the secrets of their onscreen spark.
Born on April 9, 1990, Stewart is a headstrong Aries. The fiery, independent nature of Aries is the perfect influence for courageous Bella, whose lover is a vampire (played by Robert Pattinson) and whose best friend is a werewolf (played by Lautner). But Stewart isn’t just a self-centered Fire sign. Her Moon in Libra says she’s also a peacemaker. In the films, this influence is apparent in Bella’s attempts to resolve the ancestral conflicts between the vampires and werewolves. It’s also the influence that gives her a charming appeal, both onscreen and off.
In relationships, Stewart’s Venus in Pisces gives romance a touch of fantasy. Why not have a vampire as a lover and a werewolf as a best friend — at least on film? She also has a soft spot for the outcasts of society. Pisces is the sign of compassion, after all. Even Stewart’s Mars in Aquarius indicates a liking for men who are out of the ordinary, to say the least. Enter Jacob/Lautner, the werewolf…
Born on February 11, 1992, this personable actor has Sun, Mercury and Saturn in Aquarius. He’s precocious, brainy and, like Stewart, highly independent. As an onscreen couple, Stewart’s Mars in Aquarius heats up their chemistry. But because Aquarius rules friendship, their energy has an objective vibe that feels nonsexual. The Air emphasis of Stewart’s Moon in Libra and Lautner’s Aquarius influences create a harmonious, intellectual energy between them. And the unconventional nature of Aquarius is reflected in the unusual friendship between a mortal and a supernatural being. Obviously, they’re meant to be best friends, at least onscreen.
But Lautner isn’t just a friendly Air sign; a strong Earth emphasis indicates he’s more grounded than the usual Aquarius. Moon in Taurus says he’s genuine and loyal, while a powerful conjunction in Capricorn involving Venus, Mars, Neptune and Uranus, heightens the disciplined, ambitious side of his nature. He’s both progressive and traditional, sociable and reclusive. As fixed signs, Aquarius and Taurus give him an exceedingly strong will. Squares from Pluto to his Sun and Mercury heighten the willfulness and need to control his own destiny.
In romance, Venus in Capricorn gives him a preference for an older (or at least emotionally mature) partner. Bella is older than Jacob, making her his perfect romantic ideal.
But perhaps the most intriguing tie between the two actors stems from Saturn, the planet of karma and longevity. Stewart’s Saturn in Capricorn conjuncts Lautner’s Capricorn planets. That’s a powerful karmic bond. There’s usually a strong Saturn connection between people who are in a long-term relationship of some kind. At the very least, it’s their destiny to work together. And perhaps the friendship between this girl and her werewolf will carry over into real life as well.