Taylor Swift

Here is a lady that is chronically in the news and no doubt it’s because she lives her name to the fullest. You see, Taylor understands that in order to make headway in this life you need to give a little something to the people, but never do it without getting a little something in return. She understands how to be selfish, but not actually selfish.  She also understands all about balance. Whether it’s from writing a song, doing a concert or meeting a fan, she understands that in order for her to achieve, she must be available.  Not easy to do in a world full of nasties.

She handles her hecklers like a pro, with a strong and firm response.  She waves off the destructive comments as though they don’t matter. And they most certainly don’t.  The A in her name is taking her to extraordinary heights. The drive to excel and achieve is strong within this one, mhmm yes.

And she’s constantly faced with decisions, decisions, decisions.  But she makes them all with the same definition she uses when dealing with her hecklers. Strong and firm. The girl knows what she wants.

And of course she’s a huge romantic. The L tugs at her which is why she dates and dates and dates. And nothing wrong with that, the T in her name is looking for something and she can’t just settle on any old thing. She needs to taste, try and touch everything. She’s always been like that and she always will.

But she is easily knocked down by natural things. For example the beauty of a rolling country side or a deep blue lake can bring tears to the girl’s eyes. The changing of the seasons can often leave her with a heart ache, as she watches time pass. For she knows when time passes, things change.  And if there is one thing Taylor understands is that everything changes, for better or for worse. There is no changing the ever constant presence of change.

And in the end she wraps all of who she is up in her music. Rehashing and remembering the past, digging into her soul to produce her art.  People complain that she writes about her break ups. Meh… so what? What do you do when you break up with someone? Do you let them go or do you pour your heart out? I know that’s what I do. I don’t have the gift to write music, but I do dwell on break ups as anyone would.  It’s her very human nature that appeals to so many. Especially the young girls of the world. Who doesn’t need a person in their corner singing at the top of their lungs all of the things they are feeling?

So, that’s Taylor 🙂

 

Leonardo DiCaprio

Here’s a man that exudes every aspect of the influences in his name.  The difference between reading a celebrity versus reading a complete stranger is I obviously have a lot more to go on when dealing with a celebrity. Not that I know tons and tons about Leonardo here, but finding stuff out won’t really be that difficult.

But I am not interested in how many 23 year old models he’s dated, or what movies he’d done, or whether or not he was kicked out of Romper Room. Those things are paltry in comparison to what I can find out through his name. I can find out the “why” to all of those previous statements. It seems he is primarily addressed as “Leo” and it does rather seem to some him up.

The L: Influenced to love and be loving, influenced to see the lower aspect of things, influenced by human conditions. These are the embodiments of the L influences.  Leo’s love for all things environmental is certainly one way the L presents itself in him. He seems very dedicated to making the non-animate world a better place. He is also probably influenced to take care of close personal friends and family members as well. He certainly loves his super models, but then again, who wouldn’t if you were a 38 year old man creeping slowly out of his prime? It’s that L again, as he tries to face the reality of age. He is certainly looking to retain his youth. I suppose we all do, but Leo seems to take it to a different level. I would imagine the young innocence of a fragile female is far more compelling to him than dealing with a female that is of his own age. One that has been around the block and would probably poke him non-stop to settle down.  So long as he is happy with the string of females he has had, there really is no need to judge him. Perhaps it does keep him young?

Now the E, this is where Leo can start to become a spectacular human. The E loves all things feminine, engages in refined thinking and often makes one very agreeable. Leo has obviously learned when to say yes to things, or he would not be where he is today. We have already regarded how he feels about femininity it shows up in his dating habits. So that leaves us with refined thinking. And this is where I believe the world doesn’t understand Leo. You see, to him, all of his decisions make perfect sense. He strives to be logical, without being boring. He undertands that there is far more to this life than simply plodding through a 9-5 job to buy a house with a white picket fence. He knows that there is a deeper meaning hidden behind all of this reality, what it is? He has no idea. I am sure he has spent many hours pondering the futility of life as often as he’s pondered the wonder. But one thing no one can deny is he is trying to make the most out of his time here, so in that case he is using E’s influence as it was intended.

Next and last, is the O: Influenced by nature, weather and seasons, empowered by the drive to provide and maintain, he is heavily affected by cycles of change. There is no doubt in my mind that he spends time hiking and enjoying the changing of the seasons when he can. Although he seems to spend most of his time in LA, he would have a great appreciation for autumn and winter for he does not get an opportunity to be a part of those seasons often. He may not realize it, but he would probably be happier in a country where the climate cycled through all four seasons.  The desire to provide and maintain shows up in both his ambition to create a greener earth and his dating habits. He seems to be eager to be in control of taking care of things. No doubt because he is very good at it.  I don’t believe he has ever directed a movie or documentary, (although I do believe he has produced a few) I feel confident that is one of his next goals. He is probably just biding his time until he feels he has reached a point where directing is the next logical step in his progression.  As he is influenced by cycles of change, he himself is always creating new environments for himself. Unable to sit still through any one particular committment. He no doubt has projects lined up for the next ten years and even then, he feels he is not doing enough. Leo requires constant change to feel as though he is progressing.

No matter who you are, your name will influence you. Being aware that it does, and how it can, will help you immensely in growing into the person you want to be.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I chose this dude as my first celebrity read, cuz he really is all over the place right now. Cheating on his wife for heaven’s sakes! And then bragging about it in a new book? All right, I haven’t read the book, just articles on the book and it SEEMS like he’s bragging.  He’s allowing the R in his name to influence him to be like this. One of the things R is all about is rehashing and repeating. Such an influence comes out in many ways. In Arnold’s case he seems to be beating a dead horse by continually bringing up his affair, oh excuse me, affairs, perhaps trying to normalize it?

He is likely the kind of person that can’t let something go. He has to just keep chewing on it, or picking at it.  Taking responsibility may not come easy to him, and when he does, I am sure he has lots of reasons to assure everyone why he isn’t “that” bad. And I am sure he isn’t. He certainly isn’t the first person to cheat on their spouse. However, he was a prominent political figure which makes his slip up all the more juicy.

The other letter that clouds his judgment is the L. The L can be many wonderful things, it can also be a temptation to accomodate the lower aspects of your personality. L is primarily about love, but how people go about showing that love is how L’s influence can really shape a person.

Arnold is probably the kind of person, especially now in his situation, that will tend to look at “how” something is said, rather than what is actually said. He may snipe that someone was rude and therefore encourage himself to not listen. If Maria were to shout at him, even if her shouting was full of truths, he would tune it all out simply because he doesn’t like the delivery.

Add to that the pressure D can place on a person and this man is probably ready to blow. He’s like a dog trapped in a corner and you may start to see him biting the hand that once fed him. He’s not going to be able to think clearly with all of this hub bub around him.  If he can grab a hold of the A in his name, he may be able to set himself anew. But that really depends on whether he can let all of this go, and forgive himself his own trasngressions.