American fashion designer Betsey Johnson was born on August 10, 1942. She is variously described as ‘wild, madcap, eccentric and flamboyant’. So it’s no surprise she has her Sun, Moon, Mercury and Pluto all in the showy sign of Leo.
Bohemian individuals always have Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Betsey has Uranus sextile her Moon and square her Mars. Plus she has a Taurus Ascendant … which explains her attraction to cozy clutter.
“My homes are an accumulation of all my favourite junk. I love clutter. When I buy something, it’s forever. I’ve never parted with a thing.”
Boho Leo Home – Betsey Johnson
Betsey’s Mexican holiday home is called ‘Betseyville’. Like the clothes she designs, it’s a riot of exuberant colour and dramatic flourishes, and is furnished with items sourced from antique shops, flea markets and junk stores. “I really love the process of antiquing. It’s very entertaining to me – I find it inspiring.” But it also has an earthiness that I love with its thatched roof, timber floors, bamboo furniture and rooms filled with local handicrafts. The perfect combination of her Leo Sun/Moon and Taurus Ascendant!
“If I hadn’t decided to be a fashion designer, I would have loved to be a Broadway showgirl or a Rockette.”
Spoken like a true theatrical, show-bizzy, larger-then-life Leo!