These famous people have something in common. At first, you may not think so. With further investigation, you might realize their birthdates fall under the western zodiac sign of SCORPIO – October 24 – November 22. BUT, let’s see what is revealed when you combine Eastern and Western signs. To get started it is important to know the story of the two zodiacs and their beginnings.
1. Pablo Picasso – October 25, 1881
2. Hilary Clinton – October 26, 1947
3. Bill Gates – October 28, 1955
4. Julia Roberts – October 28, 1967
5. Matthew McConaughey – November 4, 1969
6. Jimmy Kimmel – November 13, 1967
7. Whoopi Goldberg – November 13, 1955
8. Marie Antoinette – November 2, 1755
9. Michael Strahan – November 21, 1971
10. Leonardo DiCaprio – November 11, 1974
11. Goldie Hawn – November 21, 1945
12. Ryan Gosling – November 12, 1980
13. Katy Perry – October 25, 1984
14. Shailene Woodley – November 15, 1991
15. Emma Stone – November 6, 1988
16. Anne Hathaway – November 12, 1982
The Story of the Western Zodiac
In the west, astrology began as an observable science; by the time civilization developed in the Tigris-Euphrates valley studying the night sky was a part of the social order. The ancients observed that the apparent motion of the sun, planets, and stars was around the earth. They hypothesized that this motion indicated forces which could affect human life. Early cultures so correctly mapped the observable zodiac that for many centuries astronomy and astrology were one and the same. Thus it was observation, not myth, which developed astrology in the west. How could it not be that celestial events were in partnership with human life? Later, scientific advances in Europe allowed astronomers to correct certain misperceptions; the apparent notion which suggested that the sun and planets revolved around the earth was proven false, new planets were discovered, and the earth was revealed not as the center of the universe but as only one of the sun’s satellites. Yet that mistake in observation did not invalidate astrology; the earth is still the center of human life and the hypothesis of planetary influences remains valid. In the west, astrology suffered not so much because of scientific advances, but because the academic age of reason separated church and state and chose reality over myth. More recently, however, western astrology has been reborn due in large part to the rise of Holism, which suggests that we are the product of many unseen and subtle forces.
The Story of the Eastern Astrological Years
One day the jade emperor, ruler of the heavens and the cosmos, realized he knew little of the earth and the wondrous creatures who lived there. He summoned his chief advisor and asked to meet the animals of this rich kingdom. “Too many to pass through heaven’s gate,” he was told. The emperor decided to meet twelve of the most interesting. Those who served humanity and were beautiful or clever were determined to be of most interest, so the advisor set out to make the selection. After pondering his choices, the advisor issued twelve summons. At the appointed hour all but the Cat made their appearance; as it happened the Rat, one of the first chosen, liked the Cat but was jealous of its beauty and so gave the wrong appointed time. The Cat overslept and the jade emperor was furious at its lack of manners. He sent his advisor to earth to find the first animal he saw. That’s how the Pig, in a basket on the way to market, was chosen to substitute for the Cat. Once assembled at heaven’s gate, the animals clustered and jockeyed to be first in line. The Rat, both wily and charming but small, began to fret at his chances of being first. Just as the gates were to open, it jumped on the Ox’s nose and began to play the fiddle. The ploy worked, the emperor was delighted and the rat was admitted first. The Ox, who had borne the affront with good humor and patience, was admitted second. And one by one the rest of the animals were put in order according to their appearance, their attributes, and their beauty. The lucky dozen and their positions: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
Ruth May Hoffman of San Diego, CA studied the data, charts, information and found fascinating differences when combining the Eastern and Western zodiac. Over the next few years, she assembled the most comprehensive information and commissioned fine artists to express the dynamic combination of signs.
Today, there are 12 books under the title of East Meets West to expound on the unique combinations when the two zodiacs collide. Each person takes from both sides which define their individuality and uniqueness.
Explore your personality and see how the whole person evolves using Eastern and Western Astrology.
For a free preview, go to our Combined Sign Calculator and enter your birthday information. You can find out more about your favorite famous person’s true personality portrait by using their birthdate in our calculator, too. The famous people listed here have in common that they are all Scorpios, but their personalities are all different based on their Western & Eastern Sign combinations.