For our first-ever attempt at The Gals Get Zen podcast, Hollie and I reviewed our astrological compatibility. This podcast is our adventure in self-discovery that we’re sharing with you, so it seemed fitting to introduce ourselves by consulting the stars.
For the episode, we looked at the Co-Star App which uses your birthdate, time and location to map your entire astrological natal chart to make predictions. When you convince a friend (or lover) to sign up with you, you can investigate your compatibility together.
The results were not shocking, but they did reveal some truths about our relationship and how we work together. My favorite insight that sums it all up says, “In general, you get each other.” I love this, especially compared to the result my husband and I got: “you don’t get each other.” (Well, f*** you too, Co-Star!)
I’m a Leo, and I’ve always felt disconnected from my sign because I thought Leos were shallow, outgoing and brazen. Although I love some old-fashioned attention and praise, I’m very much an introvert at my core—I am exhausted by social interaction, most comfortable when I’m alone and anxious in social situations.
But my chart revealed that I not only have Leo as my Sun sign but my Mercury and Mars signs as well. Now I think I misjudged the Leo diagnosis all these years. The Co-Star description of my Sun sign in Leo sun certainly fits me: “…you are fundamentally bold and proud. You love attention and to be cared for.” Somewhat less attractive are my Leo traits that correspond to Mercury. Mercury determines your communication style and when it’s in Leo means, “you may come off as overbearing or conceited.”
Hollie’s Sun sign is Libra which means she is “oriented toward fairness and justice, though this may sometimes come off as indecisive or insecure.” She also has Venus in Libra, which is more troubling. Controlling love and relationships, Venus in Libra means, “you can be a little self-obsessed.”
So what does this all mean for my compatibility with Hollie, my sweet Libra baby? Co-Star says we get each other, but not much more about how best to relate to each other. To find out more, I consulted a few other sources:
From Thought Catalog: “Leo and Libra both love the spotlight, but somehow they also aren’t competitive with each other about it. They’d rather share it (rare for both signs) and let the light shine on how happy they make each other as a couple.”
I totally dig this advice from Astro Style: “Leo can be a bit of a spotlight hog, while Libra is the sign that rules partnership. While non-confrontational Libra won’t compete for the stage, Leo should play the supporting castmate on a regular basis. Help Libra to shine by providing pep talks and the occasional tough love push.”
And I can’t ignore this added, terrifying nugget: “should you have children, beware of becoming a pair of stage parents…”
It’s no surprise that Hollie and I like performing and being seen—we are making a podcast, after all. But something new I was pleased to learn was the inherent balance that comes from me being bold and pushy and Hollie being fair and contemplative. Beyond that, the biggest lessons I took from this experiment are that I should share the spotlight and that we do best when we’re supporting each other to succeed.
The Co-Star app also said that my Mercury in Leo and Hollie’s in Scorpio means “it’s challenging to understand how each other thinks and you frequently argue.” Although that may prove to be true, for now, we’re off to a positive start.