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Wedding Day Astrology: Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

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After meeting when both were with the Second City comedy troop and dating for seven years, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond were married on June 3, 2001 with Sun in the writer’s sign of Gemini and Moon in passionate Scorpio.

On that day, transiting Sigma, the scribe, was conjunct Fey’s natal Mars and Venus in Gemini, tr Mercury 29Gem was conjunct tr Eros, and tr Juno (the wife) was conj Fey’s natal Sun.

Using Sun and Moon to signify the partners in a marriage – *Sun as the male principle, Moon as the feminine principle – let’s consider the Sun Gem-Moon Scorpio combination of energies as representative of the Fey-Richmond relationship.

This blend is an extrovert-introvert combo that is breezy yet intense. Are they jokingly serious or seriously joking? A little of both.

Life seems to be a breeze until monsters come up from the deep for air (Fey’s natal Mercury/Saturn conj is conj Fixed Star, Menkar, from the constellation Cetus, the Whale – for more on this, see below for link to my notes on Fey’s natal chart); this Air-Water blend is provocative and paradoxical, amusingly lightweight but with a penetrating intellect.

Sun Gem-Moon Sco is the flip comic mixed with the passionate protester, a blend which can be loftily remote and detached from feelings and emotions while being entirely consumed by them. This combo is a sharp-witted, versatile communicator with a sometimes cynical world view.

If heart and mind are captured, this blend is sheer poetic power with a firm dedication to convictions. There is a robust sense of humor, penetrating satirical wit, and verbal skills that show off a talent for colorful language.

Yet if there are weaknesses with this blend, they are due to a ferocious temper activating a scathing tongue, with an erratic approach to life, and resistance to change in spite of personal changeableness and inconsistencies. This much versatility can cause a scattering of energies.

Noel Tyl says that this blend unites nervous mental energies with deep emotional needs to be significant; brightness and feeling create magnetic attractiveness; one’s heart can be tied to a cause, yet romance can take over the senses.

Images for Integration: ‘A long distance runner…A string quartet plays with lightness and dark intensity…Father Brown solves a murder…A kaleidoscope reveals ever-changing images of people and passions.’ (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Chas & Suzy Harvey.)

* Sun as male principle does not mean that all the Sun’s traits belong only to the husband especially in modern relationships! Sun also represents one’s creativity and ability to ‘shine’ in life.


Click here for a few notes on Tina Fey’s natal chart:



Written by Jude Cowell

September 14, 2008 at 7:35 pm

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