If you are not familiar with Capricorn energy, BUCKLE UP. This week’s astrology transits are sea goat-centric and will be demanding us to take a look around and really ask ourselves what exactly are we doing? Your hosts Stevie Anderson and Kate Santos forecast your movie horoscopes for the week of June 28-July 4, 2020.
June 30th is the second time this year Jupiter (Rx) and Pluto (also Rx) will be conjunct in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn is rooted in reputation and the messages we put out to society, and this transit is perfectly encapsulated in the dark-comedy Ingrid Goes West (2017). The film follows a mentally unstable woman named Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) who comes into some cash after the death of her mother which fuels her fantasy of taking her online obsession with Instagram influencer Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen) from the screen to reality. The film investigates and dismantles the idea of performing one’s life for an audience. The Cap-chat continues! Saturn Retrograde reenters Capricorn and the ringed-planet has some unfinished business to take care of. Your hosts discuss the meaning behind Saturn Returns as well as one of the most quarter-life crisis movies of all time Reality Bites (1994). Capricorn culture prompts us to all think about the ways productivity, capitalism, and industrialism have been conditioned to be at the forefront of our young lives. Last and certainly not least is the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in (you guessed it) Capricorn on July 4th. If you weren’t already questioning the meaning of life, this transit is sure to assist! We watched CherryPicks Choice Shirley (2020) directed by Josephine Decker and screenplay by Sarah Gubbins. The film is a biographical drama centered around real life horror writer Shirley Jackson, beautifully portrayed by Elisabeth Moss. In the film, Shirley leans into her self proclaimed witchy rituals as scenes of tarot, fortune telling, and the full moon give nod to the mysteries of our world that sometimes you must experience rather than rush to explain. Full moons are all about releasing and eclipses help accelerate that process. Shirley pushes the boundary on what kind of film you may expect it to be. It questions the foundation of societal norms and is a unique exploration of the artist’s process. This film and the corresponding transit are really asking ourselves to just let it be.
Ingrid Goes West (2017): https://www.thecherrypicks.com/films/ingrid-goes-west
Reality Bites (1994): https://www.thecherrypicks.com/films/reality-bites
Shirley (2020): https://www.thecherrypicks.com/films/shirley
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