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Singer, actress, fashion designer, and serial entrepreneur. At just 32 years old Robyn Rihanna Fenty has accomplished more than most of us could dream! She’s won nine Grammy Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, holds six Guinness World Records, and has been named among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world – twice. It seems like Rihanna has always been one step ahead in her success.
Here are astrological signatures that highlight Rihanna’s upward trajectory into music fame and beyond:
Your sun sign shows the truth behind what your heart desires really is, as well as how you see yourself. Celebrities with their sun in Pisces are deeply intuitive, collaborative, attentive, and generous. Creative expression through collaborating, building community, and sharing in success is a major source of energy for folks with their Sun in the 11H.
With Pisces in the 11H there is a desire to be part of a collective and collaborate with others to create opportunities. Rihanna’s birth chart shows her Pisces Sun in the 11H is sextile her chart ruler (Sagittarius Mars in the 9H). This gives her a natural instinct to fight for her ideas, projects, and friends.
“When the sun shines, we'll shine together
Told you I'll be here forever
Said I'll always be your friend
Took an oath, I'ma stick it out 'til the end.”
Rihanna – Umbrella Lyrics
Your sun sign is just one part of your larger birth chart. And Rihanna is a perfect example of why it’s important to expand beyond your sun sign. Rihanna has her Ascendant, Moon, Venus, and Jupiter in Aries – which holds a much bolder energy than peaceful Pisces. Here’s a look at how the warrior influence of Aries is in Rihanna’s birth chart.
Rihanna has some serious Aries influence in two of her big three placements. While there is no confirmed time of birth for Rihanna – astrologers agree her ascendant is most likely in Aries. Your ascendant sits on the 1H of self-expression and identity. The zodiac sign sitting on your ascendant determines the energy of your birth chart as a whole. The energy of Aries on the ascendant as well as in her Venus gives Rihanna a natural competitive, flirty, and confident nature. This is probably why it seems everything Rihanna touches succeeds.
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Your moon sign shows how your intuition, emotions, and relationships are influenced. Rihanna’s moon is in Aries, making her both energetic, charismatic, and bold. Born with a sharp intuition, Aries Moons will leap to take action as soon as inspiration strikes them. However, celebrities with their moon in the 12H will keep parts of their personality or personal life hidden to protect their peace. With Aries in the 12H – this shows Rihanna is likely protecting her creative expression and energy from people looking to exploit it.
Venus is the planet of romance and influences all things beauty, and pleasure (especially shared with others). Rihanna has both her moon and venus on her ascendant, meaning she has an effortless feminine charm about her. People are drawn to her confidence and beauty in a way that almost seems magnetic. The Moon–Venus conjunction in her chart influences her attitude toward the arts, her aesthetic, her social image, and her relationships. Simply put – she is that b*tch.
“I’m not the face of my brand, but I am the muse, and my DNA has to run all the way through it”
Any planet in the first house shapes your personality in a big way. There is a certain aura about folks with a natal Jupiter in the 1H. Jupiter in your natal chart shows where you’re willing to take risks. It also shows which areas of life come naturally to you and flow with ease. Aries Jupiter in the 1H shows that Rihanna’s luck in life comes when she bets on herself and her talents.
Rihanna has her Mars trine Jupiter meaning whatever she touches expands. Often with 1H Aries Jupiter placements – it’s less about the idea being presented and more about the person who presents them. Rihanna is a natural leader who has the ability to use her charisma to generate success. The Aries energy throughout Rihanna’s birth chart gives her a natural shine that attracts wealth and opportunities.
Your Midheaven is one of four chart points that represents your highest aspirations, reputation, and your role in society. Rihanna has her Midheaven in Capricorn meaning she needs a career that allows her to be the boss and call the shots. This is likely due to her Moon Square Midheaven which causes tension between her passions and her career.
For Rihanna – this square is happening in the signs of Capricorn the Traditionalist and Aries the Trailblazer. Rihanna needs the freedom to move from one project to the next without stopping but she values financial freedom above all else. It’s no wonder she is always working on a new revenue stream, product line, or business venture.
“Bitch better have my money
Y'all should know me well enough
Bitch better have my money
Please don't call me on my bluff.”
Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money Lyrics
Rihanna has carved out a unique spot for herself in the music, beauty, and film industry; the rest of us are just lucky to see what she’ll do next! Interested in more celebrity astrology? Read our birth chart analysis for singer Harry Styles.