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With full hearts and Vulcan hand signs high folks, we salute Star Trek Day. Celebrated every year on September 8, the date of the show’s original premiere, Star Trek Day pays homage to one of the enduring works of sci fi storytelling on this or every other universe.
Parodied and praised, oft quoted and debated, “Star Trek” has been a part of the cultural lexicon or nearly sixty years. Fandom for the series is fierce and avowed celebrity trekkies include Barrack Obama, Mila Kunis, Rihanna and Tom Hanks.
Since the solid roll call for all of the series and movies within the “Star Trek” universe is vast, now we have limited our scope to the OG Trek and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” the latter because Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard is a quintessential space daddy. The boundaries being set, I’ll, nonetheless, enterprise that Khan was a Capricorn sun with a Leo moon.
What star sign aligns with which Star Trek character read on to learn more, and as ever, live long and prosper my dudes.
ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
Captain James T. Kirk
Captain Kirk is an Aries as is the person that played him, the incomparable William Shatner.CBS via Getty Images
Daring, bordering at times on reckless, Kirk was born in Riverside, Iowa, on March 22, 2233, in response to The Gazette, making him a full fledged Aries just like the man who first played him, William Shatner. The youngest captain in Starfleet history, Kirk is a natural leader and just like the ram that symbolizes his sun sign, he pushes ever onward in any respect costs and all points. Heroic to the hilt, Kirk desires to do right, be right and reserve his vulnerabilities for those in his closest counsel.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
Montgomery “Scotty” Scott
Taurus Montgomery “Scotty” Scott is sweet natured and hard working.CBS via Getty Images
Taurus rules the second house of values and material goods which may at times lead bulls down the trail of possessiveness. Within the case of excellent natured, hard drinking, catch phrase inspiring Scotty, possessiveness takes the form of a ship.Our tartan Taurus king views the Enterprise with religious devotion, protective of her engines and willing to go to great lengths or space depths, to see her and the crew through. Bulls are humble to the last and Scotty, despite his accrued rank and outline of “miracle employee,” saw himself first and only as a modest engineer.
GEMINI (May 21 – June 20)
Focused on communication, with eyes that talk volumes and shoot daggers, Nyota Uhura is a Gemini.CBS via Getty Images
Gemini rules the third house of communication and exchange and Nyota Uhura famously and fabulously served because the communications officer for the Enterprise. The Gemini mind is a multi faceted hive and Uhura proved the high shine of hers through her vast and highly adaptable skill set. Versed in linguistics, mathematics, navigation, social prowess, and science, the character of Uhura was groundbreaking. A very dynamic force within the “Star Trek” universe, she was dropped at vivid life by the late great Nichelle Nichols.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Nurse Christine Chapel exhibits the fortitude and failings of the Cancer contingent.CBS via Getty Images
Cancer is rightly related to maternal instincts and caretaking and Nurse Christine Chapel demonstrates the finer points of the archetype. Oft quoted as saying she was “a nurse first, and a member of the crew of the Enterprise second,” Chapel aided all people in all manner of ailments. Chapel showed us the darker tendencies of Cancer energy, mainly jealousy, petty resentment and passive aggressive punishments when she developed unrequited feelings for Spock.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
William “Number One” Riker is all lion.
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Big on heart and bearded bravado, Will is all lion. Leos are good natured and competitive, looking for the approval and affection of those they admire and seek to emulate. Despite having a rough relationship together with his own father, Will was dedicated to his substitute daddy-o ladies and gentlemen Jean-Luc Picard who gave him the moniker all lions covet, “primary.”
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Superior to most and interested by all, Data is a quintessential Virgo.Getty Images
Excessively analytical and effortlessly self-sacrificing, Data was a delight. This fan favorite was eulogized by Jean Luc Picard as, “his curiosity about every facet of human nature, allowed all of us to see the most effective parts of ourselves. He evolved, he embraced change because he all the time desired to be higher than he was.” Endlessly curious, bent on betterment, and all the time trying to be of service, Data is Virgo energy distilled.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)
A real diplomat, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is every bit a Libra.Getty Images
Diplomatic, well spoken, highly likable and downright handsome, Shakespeare loving Jean-Luc Picard displays the Venusian virtues of this cardinal sign. Libra is synonymous with balance and Picard was charged with stabilizing the twin influences of technology and humanity. As air signs, Libras generally is a touch aloof and sometimes succeed professionally while falling short of their familial relationships, a dynamic at work within the esteemed but childless Picard.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)
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Russian wunderkid Pavel Chekov shows some serious Scorpio tendencies. Ruler of the eighth house of death and transformation, Scorpio is a threshold sign related to soul journeys and psychology. In kind, Chekov loses his mind quite a number of times during his tenure on the Enterprise but owing to the Scorpio capability for survival he all the time makes it through the suffering and back from the brink of destruction intact.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
Hikaru Sulu is an revolutionary, optimistic Sagittarius.CBS via Getty Images
Hikaru Sulu, described by Spock as “at heart, a swashbuckler out of your 18th century,” is the resident Sagittarius of the “Star Trek” franchise. Series creator Gene Roddenberry named the character for the Sulu Sea in central Philippines, because it was “the waters of that sea touch all shores,” an expansive sentiment in step with the abundant nature of this mutable fire sign. Dynamic and allergic to physical stasis or mental ennui, archers are an lively and engaged bunch. True to form, Sulu’s interests include botany, fencing, Mudd women and gymnastics.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy
Dr ‘Bones’ McCoy is a Capricorn.Getty Images
A voice of reason with serious father issues and a predisposition towards judgement, Leonard “Bones” McCoy is a giant time Capricorn. Well-respected for his prudence and beloved despite his pessimism, McCoy perfectly encapsulates the ocean goat spirit. Moreover, Capricorn rules the skeletal system from which the great doctor derives his nickname.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
Together with his outsider brand of intelligence and insight, Spock is big time Aquarius vibes. CBS via Getty Images
Aquarius has two planetary rulers, and natives are sometimes caught between the pull of opposing forces. We see this dichotomy expressed in Spock, a mixed heritage man divided by logic and emotion, “whose Vulcan blood put him outside of our species while his human blood kept him tethered to it. From his pointy ears got here limitless ruminations on the character of humanity and whether we are going to overcome our differences and reach the celebrities together.” A grappling outsider on a star quest? Apex Aquarius.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Geordi La Forge
A delicate leader, Commander Geordi La Forge is pure Pisces. Getty Images
As a Pisces, Geordi La Forge is positioned directly opposite of his friend Data on the zodiac wheel, and provides a sensitive, ethereal counterpoint to his pal’s logical mind. Within the series, LaForge was born blind but through VISOR technology is capable of see a big swath of the electromagnetic spectrum, giving him a sort of extra sensory sight. In kind, Pisces rules the twelfth house of the unconscious mind and natives exhibit a heightened emotional awareness. Apt to “feel” their way through life, these folk, like La Forge, depend on intuition fairly than obvious perception.
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