Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the most famous sister of them all?
We’ve been The word fame, like the lived experience of it, is a bit of a double aged sword. Derived from the Latin fama which translates to “talk, rumor, report; reputation, public opinion; renown, good reputation,” it also translates to “scandal, reproach.” In these terms, weighing rumor, scandal, speculation, renown and ill repute, there is no more famous person alive today than Kim Kardashian.
So known is her silhouette that Kardashian was instantly recognizable at the 2021 Met Gala despite walking the red carpet with her face entirely obscured by a Balenciaga head mask.
While her image is ubiquitous, her true self is elusive, owing perhaps to the presence of Neptune, planet of fantasy and projection, in her first house, a placement shared by her enigmatic idol, Marilyn Monroe.
Those with the dream planet in the house of first impressions, become a canvas, or screen upon which others cast desires, and judgements, arrows and aspirations, often in ways that are completely removed from the person in question. This can lead natives to harbor a distorted sense of self and operate as areliquary for the preconceived notions of others.
A natural enigma and a lightning rod for controversy, Kardashian was recently booed when her image appeared on the Jumbotron at an LA Rams game. Of the diss actor Stephen Amell tweeted what could be said of Kardashian in total, “When people who don’t know you think they dislike you it means you are super duper famous.”
How did a middle child from Calabasas achieve this “super duper” level of fame and then yield it to amass the biggest fortune of the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan? Difficult to define and impossible to dismiss, a closer look at Kardashian’s zodiac sign and the finer points of her birth chart offer significant insights. Read on to learn more.
Sun in Libra
Born October 21, 1980 Kim Kardashian is a Libra sun with a water wielding Pisces moon and an indomitable Sagittarius rising. Libra is symbolized by the scales and balances, the only inanimate object in the zodiac. As such, Libras require the influence and activation of others. A Cardinal sign, initiation takes the form of interaction for Libras. These are people that define themselves in and through their personal relationships.
We see this quality in Kardashian’s celebrity trajectory; she first rose to fame as the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian and the closet organizer/personal stylist of famous friends like Paris Hilton. She went on to achieve infamy following the release of her sex tape, a deal rumored to have been brokered by her super Scorpio mother Kris. In all of these scenarios, Kardashian’s personal advancement is predicated on her partnerships.
Kardashian continued on her voyage to fame via, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the longest running reality television show in history. The focus of the series is the sometimes ridiculous but more often than not relatable dynamics of the ever expanding Kardashian/Jenner brood. The show is unparalleled in terms of success and influence and has cemented the Kardashian clan as the first family of fame.
Interestingly, Kardashian’s moon AKA her emotional anchor, falls in the fourth house of home and ancestry, indicating that attachments to female relatives, devotion to the domestic sphere and an emphasis on personal heritage are of the utmost importance to her sense of self and security. As she declared in the first ever episode of the show “There’s a lot of baggage that comes with us, but it’s like Louis Vuitton baggage; you always want it.” Facts. Also, unequivocally, the most Libra s**t I have ever heard.
Libra and the altar of aesthetics
Libra is a sign preoccupied with equality and ruled by Venus, planet of love and beauty. True to form, Kardashian, through her SKIMS line of underwear, shapewear and loungewear line and SKKN skincare products and home decor has sought to democratize aesthetics and to make what was once aspirational, slightly more accessible to the masses.
“I think my talent is marketing and the business behind selling products and knowing what the customer wants and making it feel attainable, but also a bit unattainable at the same time,” Kardashian told Interview. Libras are natural people pleasers and something of a cultural thermostat, easily able to read a room, sense a need and leverage these insights into capital or social gains.
Kardashians business endeavors are an extension of the very real way in which she and by proxy her sisters, have created a new paradigm of femininity. Of course, part of the redefinition of this standard is relative to her physical appearance as she normalized and celebrated a curve forward body type at a time when it wasn’t considered fashionable. This affect cannot be overstated, Alas Vogue asserts, 30 percent of clients to one Beverly Hills plastic surgeon cited Kardashian as their visual inspiration.
The influence of Venus on Kardashian’s sun sign, coupled with her moon in creatively inclined Pisces both lend to Kardashian’s power to peddle pretty and curate a covetable brand. Libras are bound to beauty and Pisces seeks to retreat from reality, suggesting that for Kardashian, her own aesthetic, is her escape
Yet, Kardashians influence is more than skin, or SKKN deep. Through the oculus of reality television she has challenged and recalibrated gender norms. Before you scoff, consider that Kardashian, well on her way to becoming a practicing lawyer, is a radically wealthy woman who has out earned every romantic partner she has ever had.
Her painful pregnancies, struggles with IVF and media scrutiny surrounding her changing body, created new and necessary conversations around reproduction. Since becoming a parent, (to North, Chicago, Reign and Psalm) Kardashian has defied patriarchal limitations by being a mother, a breadwinner and an unapologetic, nudity forward, body positive sex symbol. Pre-Kardashians, inaccessibility was one of the hallmarks of the cult of celebrity; public figures trying desperately to protect their private lives from prying eyes.
Kardashian has dissolved that divide, and by controlling the camera she and her family have gone full Andy Warhol, purposefully and profitably serving the masses the intimate access they so hunger for. Kardashian is a household name who subverts the public perception of her with hashtags like #notbadforagirlwithnotalent. With an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion dollars, according to Parade, our girl is in on the joke, wise to the world, hip to the game and very, very rich.
Power in and through partnerships
The Libra theme of definition through partnership continued for Kardashian via her high profile marriage to Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West. The Ye union and subsequent separation has proved pivotal to Kardashian on several levels. Ye absolutely elevated Kardashian’s personal style and in the early stages, her creative clout.
Given the influence of her sun sign, It tracks that Kardashian would experience anxiety over losing the scaffolding of a partnership, no matter how fraught. Kim seems to have suffered from the absence of Ye as her fashion mentor, the iconoclast rapper famously overhauled her closet in 2012 and began operating as her personal stylist for the remainder of their relationship.
His monochromatic mark remains, even as the marriage has faded. As Vogue reported of Kardashian’s home, “virtually every room rendered in the monochromatic palette that has become her signature, from the Skims she designs to the Balenciaga she consistently wears, down to the cars she owns—a Maybach, Rolls-Royce, and Lamborghini SUV, all in the exact same shade of gray.” Libras are famously indecisive so it is utterly apt that a shade of gray would become her signature color and a parting gift from her former partner.
Libras are concerned with image and perception and always view their partners as extensions of themselves. Things broke bad for this couple when Ye’s antics grew louder and more publicly polarizing, it wasn’t pretty and this Libra wasn’t having it though she handled the separation and near constant noise from Ye with characteristic grace. Indeed, Kardashian revealed to Vogue that her superpower is staying calm in any situation, and lord of mercy the man has given her cause to flex.
Balancing the scales
At their highest expression, and true to the symbol of their sign, Libras are preoccupied with identifying imbalances and rectifying injustices. We see these tendencies in Kardashian who has led efforts for justic reform, advocating for clemency in several criminal cases and urging the U.S. to publicly recognize the Armenian genocide. Kardashian’s interest in law runs deep and ties her to her late father, Robert.
In 2021 Kardashian passed California’s “baby bar,” the first of two prerequisite exams for practicing law. Our girl loves true crime, hosting a podcast called “The System” which follows the story of Kevin Keith’s arrest for triple homicide and the judicial mishandling that followed. Kardashian’s interest in helping female inmates points not only to the Libra pursuit of justice but also her own awareness of the codependent trappings of her sun sign.
As Kardashian reported to Vogue, “Literally every crime the women I spoke to had committed was for their significant other. I heard stories like, ‘My boyfriend told me to pick this up. And I didn’t know what it was. I didn’t question him.’ I was like, Wow, I probably would’ve done the same.”
Kim Kardashian’s relationship history is a mix of high hopes and dudes that can’t hang. Beginning with a brief marriage to Capricorn Damon Thomas, Kardashian went on to rebound with fellow sea goat Ray J, with whom she starred in the now infamous sex tape. Post tape and possibly during Mercury retrograde or a psychotic break, she dated Libra Nick Canon. Her next serious relationship was with Pisces power player Reggie Bush.
After they parted ways she kept company with Aquarius soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, Cancer footballer Miles Austin, perennial Libra f**kboy John Mayer and Virgo model Gabriel Aubry before marrying Aquarius basketball player Kris Humphries. Following their 72 hour union and ugly cry divorce, Kardashian wed Gemini madman Kanye West. Post West mess, Kardashian dated Scorpio comedian and purveyor of BDE Pete Davidson, before setting her sights on the single life. To her own detriment, our girl has a taste for air signs but my senses tell me she would find more fulfillment in an earth king or a watery partner that can dream the dream.
Chiron: the OG wound and the public performance of pain
Kardashian has Chiron, the pain point of the natal chart that indicates our psychic wounds or unfurled ancestral knots, in Taurus in the fifth house. Chiron in Taurus indicates a pain associated with self worth and a conflation of material goods with personal values (lest we forget the diamond earring lost to the ocean). Chiron in Taurus must come to believe that they deserve everything while also learning to discern what is of actual value, hint some things aren’t everything.
In astrology, the fifth house is the domain of the inner child and the natural performer. As astrologer Elise Wells of Planet Poetica notes, “Chiron in the fifth house means the healing of wounds by literally acting them out as a character on a stage, as needing an audience for this action/performance to land on, as an ingredient in the healing process.”
In this sense, we can view Kardashian’s entire career as a kind of catharsis. Chiron exists to teach us not only how to heal ourselves but how to parlay that pain into serving others. In this way, Kardashian’s willingness to dissect herself and her relationships on camera has become a way for others to see and seek themselves through her struggles and successes.
The combination of Libra, which is prone to superficiality and Chiron in Taurus, which requires the regulation of excess, equates to a person whose lesson in life is to discern what is valuable from what is expendable. For her part, the Kim Kardashian of late seems less focused on grandeur and more on grounding, a paring down reflected in her relationships, personal aesthetic and business endeavors. This refinement suggests Kardashian is here for healing and well on the minimalist, monochrome road to self-actualization. To quote the mother that made her, “You’re doing amazing, sweetie!”
Astrology 101: Your guide to the stars
Astrologer Reda Wigle researches and irreverently reports back on planetary configurations and their effect on each zodiac sign. Her horoscopes integrate history, poetry, pop culture and personal experience. She is also an accomplished writer who has profiled a variety of artists and performers, as well as extensively chronicled her experiences while traveling. Among the many intriguing topics she has tackled are cemetery etiquette, her love for dive bars, Cuban Airbnbs, a “girls guide” to strip clubs and the “weirdest” foods available abroad.