Singer/songwriter Florence Welch [from Florence and the Machine] was born on August 28, 1986. With her Sun in Virgo and Moon in Gemini [both ruled by Mercury] it’s no wonder she’s often described as having “Mercurial charisma.” Bohemian individuals always have Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Florence has Uranus opposite her Moon and sextile her Venus. Plus her Mars is in the earthy [and very musical] sign of Capricorn.
Florence Welch … Boho Virgo
So her London home is a magical mix of many styles and moods. With her Sun and Mars in earth signs, there’s plenty of wooden furniture and finishes; family treasures and vintage finds. Plus there are lots of texture in the form of tapestries, textiles and Persian rugs.
With her Sun in Virgo and Moon in Gemini, Florence Welch has very Mercurial passions. She is an avid and eclectic reader [her shelves are lined with books on fiction, fashion, photography, poetry, music and art]. She confesses to having multiple radios on constantly. And the lounge room has an Avian theme … very Moon in Gemini! She even says “I like the idea of taking off like a bird.”
Rachel Ward … Boho Virgo
Rachel Ward was born on September 12, 1957 with the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Pluto all in Virgo, ruled by Mercury. And she certainly is a versatile Virgo … being a wife, mother, actor, film director, scriptwriter, columnist and fundraiser. [She has an Order of Australia for her services to at-risk youth.] Her upbringing was not typical of someone of born into the English aristocracy. As she writes “I grew up in a very conservative household until my mother divorced my father and went to live with her boho-aristo lover. I was immediately drawn to this sensuous, smoky, leather-bound-book-smelling enclave of artists, aristos and ratbags.”
When she finished school she moved to America and broke into modelling and acting [playing Meggie in the classic TV mini-series The Thorn Birds]. Then she married her co-star, the very un-aristocratic Australian actor Bryan Brown, and moved to Oz [into a home overlooking Sydney Harbour]. Rachel is smart, witty, frank, creative, unconventional, earthy and the epitome of real boho style [I think she has an Aquarian Ascendant]. Her wardrobe and home are filled with fabulous thrift shop finds, and she always looks beautifully bohemian and casually cool.