We offer interpretations of the birth charts of famous people in this section.
With both "feminine" planets in Scorpio and her Venus conjunct Pluto, Avril Lavigne certainly has guts and willpower. Avril shares a Scorpio Moon with the musician she is often compared to--Alanis Morisette. Although her Mercury is in the modest sign of Virgo, it forms a tight square to her Mars in Sagittarius, giving her the drive to let others know what she thinks (and she won't always come over in a tactful manner!). Mars, however, is also conjunct Neptune, and Neptune squares her Mercury as well. This configuration suggests a creative and intensely imaginative mind. It also suggests a powerful magnetism, and a drive to express, talk about, and write about her unique spin on the world.
Avril's Sun sextile Uranus endows her with a naturally progressive and original identity. It is said that she insists on bringing her own clothes to photo shoots and resists any attempts of stylists to "glam" her up. Her Libran Sun is a charming one, and its square to Neptune suggests a very impressionable young lady, perhaps more so than she lets on. Her Sun also forms a square to Jupiter, and this suggests that she may tend to overdo things and overextend herself.
"To walk within the lines
Avril's birth date suggests a girl with boundless imagination--one who won't easily accept a traditional, "normal", or humdrum existence. Her self-expression will be unique and imaginative, and she will assert herself in unusual ways--sometimes coming on strong (Mars square her Sun and Mercury), and other times shrouding herself in a veil of mystery and intrigue (Neptune conjunct Mars and square both her Sun and Mercury). Avril's Mars-Jupiter-Neptune may make her feel like she is in a "world" of her own, but the square to her Sun and Mercury means she has a drive to share it with others. This configuration gives her a special vision of the world--an outlook that is inspired and imaginative. She is an idealist at heart, possessing plenty of compassion; and she is a risk-taker as well.
"So much for my happy ending
oh oh, oh oh, oh oh...
--"My Happy Ending" from the latest album, "Under My Skin"
References & Links:
Let Go Avril Lavigne sings about her home town, boys, and more, on her simultaneously edgy and sweet debut album.
Under My Skin Avril Lavigne sings about difficult relationships and loneliness on her latest album.
August 2002/Updated June 2004