Pop Astrology: Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell is a Libra, but an out of balance one. It is a bit ironic that one of the meanest people on television is born under such a diplomatic sign. He was born October 7, 1959 (the time is unknown).
Another reason that Cowell does not fit the profile of a typical Libra is because he is known for being very cut throat and decisive, whereas most Libras are known for waffling and not ever making a decision. He is blunt, critical, and insulting, which also seems to go against the gentle sun sign of Libra’s essential nature.
So why is he sarcastic when most people born under the sign of the scales are usually more willing to please?
There is more to his chart and also his personal history then meets the eye. In terms of career, he first became a judge on the U.K. show Pop Idol in 2001. In 2002, he made a big splash as a judge on American Idol. However, aside from that he is a prolific record producer and he has also launched the incredibly successful opera singer group known as Il Divo.
However, Cowell is known for several talent reality shows, including American Inventor and American’s Got Talent, which he co-produces with long time British partner producer Simon Fuller. All of these shows are about procuring new talent and transforming people’s lives.
Cowell’s chart is very unusual. He has absolutely no planets in the tenth, eleventh, twelfth, and first second third and fourth houses. He Most of his planets are in Virgo, Libra, and Sagittarius. These are notoriously fussy and nitpicky signs that are concerned only with ideals.
He also has Venus in Virgo, which defines a very sarcastic individual. Virgo is a very cold sign and when Venus is in there, it can signify a person filled with a vicious and hollow dissatisfaction with life. The other thing about having Venus in Virgo is that it can create a person that does not really allow other people’s opinions to matter. This has caused him many problems with fellow juror Paula Abdul, who is a Gemini and who would find it outrageous that he denies others’ output.
However, Simon remains popular because Venus in Virgo makes others want to crave your approval.
He also has Pluto in the fifth house. The fifth house rules the entertainment business and, in terms of that, Cowell is one of the most famous men in the world.
However, Pluto is a very dark planet and it is also the planet of transformation. Cowell has transformed many lives and helped ccreate many superstars, including Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Carrie Underwood.
The downside of having Pluto in this place is that it can have you come across as cruel, or too authoritarian. People with this placement have no idea how severe they seem. They are often passionate yet misunderstood.
There is no question at all that Cowell is a fascinating dualistic personality with a tough side and an incredibly sensitive side. Chances are that nobody but the most intimate of partners will ever see that sensitive side and the public never will.