For those who may be wondering what is up with my banners, how/why I choose particular actor(s), and why sometimes I have seemingly random combinations of people in them, it’s actually very simple. Except for the very first banner I had up when I started in January 2012, they have been all based on astrology.
When the sun enters a sign, I try to have a banner with a native of that sign ready. With life intervening, this doesn’t always happen, so not everyone gets an entire month as the banner star. Also, I alternate between classic and contemporary actors and male and female.
While I understand those who “don’t believe in that astrology nonsense,” Carl Jung was into it, and I’ve found it to be informative and helpful in my life. It also makes for some interesting insights into movies and the roles actors play. For instance, March 2013, Robert Downey Jr. as the title character in Chaplin. Both Downey and Chaplin are/were Aries natives.
For May-June 2013, interestingly enough, all four of the pictured actors from Star Trek are Geminis. Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) is a Virgo, the sign also ruled by Mercury. This cast is legendary for getting along great on and off set.
Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that Vivien Leigh (b. November 5, 1913) would play the signature character in a novel by Margaret Mitchell (b. November 8, 1900). And maybe not a coincidence that November 2013 banner stars Martin Scorsese (b. November 17, 1942) and Leonardo diCaprio (b. November 11, 1974) work together so often and well.