Lady Gaga Didn't Need A Star Is Born to Be Taken Seriously
Gut feelings South node in Capricorns may find that they may receive intuitive hunches if they learn to get in tune with their emotions and intuition. Swift, for instance, had to combat accusations that she was selling out when she dropped her pop-oriented record four years ago. Fit for a 17th century queen, Gaga, sauntered past photographers in a white gown which featured a regal, gold corseted bodice with a cut-out around her cleavage, large ruffled sleeves and a harlequin print floor-length skirt. The late Michael Jackson was viewed as an artistic visionary with otherworldly dance skills and an impeccable ear for music. These hardships from past lives, or earlier in their life, also pushed the person to have a more mature, and realistic, outlook, on life. Female-focused entertainment is still viewed as frothy, whimsical, and lighthearted. The industry is still led by men placing emphasis on male-driven music and movies, and that no doubt affects public perception.
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The problem with that assessment, though, is that Gaga's already proved herself to be great time and time again. So why is the world just now noticing? The answer is a bit frustrating and, to be clear, has nothing to do with the music community's perception of Gaga. To me, this is about people we all know: They're the ones who don't see the value in her work—or Britney Spears' or Taylor Swift's , for that matter.
Female-focused entertainment is still viewed as frothy, whimsical, and lighthearted. It's something to enjoy but not take seriously, like a slice of key lime pie. This rings especially true for pop music. The genre is led by female artists, so I don't think it's a coincidence that it's often dismissed as hollow and overproduced.
Swift, for instance, had to combat accusations that she was selling out when she dropped her pop-oriented record four years ago. Gaga herself even shut down a journalist in for suggesting her music deflected her talents. Evidence that female pop isn't taken seriously also exists in A Star Is Born.
Gaga's character Ally has a meteoric rise to fame that eclipses in the latter half of the movie when, according to critics, she's abandoned her singer-songwriter roots for glossy dance pop. The implication here is that Ally is no longer an artist when she goes pop, but just a cog in the machine.
V Club critic A. Dowd after seeing A Star Is Born. But this "false dichotomy" only applies to female artists, in my opinion. I'm having trouble recalling any male pop singer who's had to defend the intelligence of their work like Gaga or Swift. The late Michael Jackson was viewed as an artistic visionary with otherworldly dance skills and an impeccable ear for music. Compare him with Madonna , his female contemporary.
She spent actual decades battling the idea she was a talentless manipulator who "reinvented" her image to stay current—despite the fact she's also an amazing dancer with writing credits on all her records.
By the way, it's not that easy because it requires investigation. Simply put, female-focused entertainment straight up isn't respected in the same way male-focused entertainment is.
Hollywood's power structure is certainly one reason this disparity exists. The industry is still led by men placing emphasis on male-driven music and movies, and that no doubt affects public perception. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is still mostly composed of men , which means testosterone-laden films get the most Oscar buzz.
Movies led by women, meanwhile, are labeled as "niche. It's a baffling concept, seeing as how women make up more than half the population, but it's prevailed nonetheless.
Our society has no problem paying women unequally, so of course it doesn't place the same value on works made by or for them. It's only when Lady Gaga stepped into more masculine and traditional worlds that she was universally praised.
In it was for her take on the national anthem, arguably the song for rough-and-tumble American ambition. This could manifest as physical, or mental health, issues, as decades goes by. They have a habit of sweeping their feelings under the rug, because emotion s is looked at as a weakness from these mountain goats.
She was taught to be a professional all her life and to work so hard, that she neglected her emotions. Her breakdown was a manifestation of her Capricorn south Node.
Going to a counselor, or a psychologist, would be good for these strong people. These people could get a trusted lover to help them open up and thaw those harder and dryer aspects of themselves. For the past seven years, Britney Spears has laid low, not wanting to attract as much attention as she did early in her career.
Britney saw the shadow side of her south node in Capricorn and now yearns to be a mother. Some south node in Capricorns may experience a hard blow from the public life, inspiring them to go build their own nests to seek comfort in. Just look at what actress Marilyn Monroe went through. In truth, life in the public eye was one of the contributions to her death.
Maybe if she tuned into her north node in Cancer, she might have lived a little longer. South node in Capricorns may find that they may receive intuitive hunches if they learn to get in tune with their emotions and intuition. South node in Capricorns are used to climbing the career ladder in past lives. They may neglect their personal relationships in the process. They may have not learned to emotionally connect with their children, leaving their children to wonder if their father, or mother, has any desire to nurture them.
This is a perfect time for these Capricorn south nodes to use their Cancer energy, to be more vulnerable and open, instead of putting up stony walls in front of other people. They will learn that some people can be trusted, and that not everyone is out to get them. South node in Capricorns are hardworking people who are learning to ease up on their need to attain every goal.
They are learning to open up, and realizing that connecting with their loved ones is just as important as climbing the corporate ladder. They may need a home, house, or place, where they can let their emotions, and feelings, spill out. Their private homes need to be a place to take a break from the interruption of the outside world. Do you have North Node in Cancer, or the fourth house? Are these challenges familiar to you? If not, what challenges, or lessons, are missing? Read the intro to this series — Astrology and the North Node: Destiny, potential, and lessons.
This has been the case with my NN in cancer Mother. Initially a reluctant care-giver her now adult autistic, son is her pride and joy. I would also add that she brought him up single-handedly after reluctantly becoming a single parent. Her son my brother is a cancerian. My NN is in Capricorn so we have conflicting nodes. My mum tells me she had a cold upbringing and a heartless Mother. North Node in Leo will begin the middle of the zodiac, wow!
I am completely blown away that this article was posted on here this morning. As I was reading about NN in Cancer all morning then decided to see what the post on elsaelsa was this morning. Wow what a coincidence.. Me and Elsa are both responsible for that.
I wrote it, but Elsa posted it the time it was posted. Thank you for your excellent analysis of NN in Cancer. I have this in my 12th house so I find myself constantly nurturing family and friends. Almost overdoing it at times. Then there are days I do not want to sacrifice myself pisces moon for others who are not loving and supporting dad , yet I always seem to have those lessons repeatedly occurring. To say I have psychic abilities would be to put it mildly. No ego here — I have a keen sense on when something or someone will happen in my life usually.
I have predicted for the past 3 lovers who they were, why and how it would happen, and the kind of relationship it would be.