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She’s not Britney Spears, she’s not Christina Aguilera…she’s Avril Lavigne, and she wants everyone to know that when she sings and writes songs, she’s absolutely herself. This almost-18 year old from Canada is attracting attention fast. Avril taught herself to play guitar and wrote her first song at the age of 12. Her first CD, Let Go, was released in 2002, and she has just finished her new album, Under My Skin.
Note: This article was first published in 2002 when Avril was not quite 18 years old.
Some bio facts about Avril: She was born September 27, 1984, in Napanee, Ontario, Canada.
Some Astrological Notes about Avril: We don’t have Avril’s birth time as yet. However, she is a Libra with a Scorpio Moon, Mercury in Virgo square to her Sagittarius Mars, and Venus in Scorpio. We look forward to learning her birth time so that we can delve deeper into the Astrology of Avril.
With both “feminine” planets in Scorpio and her Venus conjunct Pluto, Avril Lavigne certainly has guts and willpower. Avril shares a Scorpio Moon with the musician she is often compared to–Alanis Morisette. Although her Mercury is in the modest sign of Virgo, it forms a tight square to her Mars in Sagittarius, giving her the drive to let others know what she thinks (and she won’t always come over in a tactful manner!). Mars, however, is also conjunct Neptune, and Neptune squares her Mercury as well. This configuration suggests a creative and intensely imaginative mind. It also suggests a powerful magnetism, and a drive to express, talk about, and write about her unique spin on the world.
Avril’s Sun sextile Uranus endows her with a naturally progressive and original identity. It is said that she insists on bringing her own clothes to photoshoots and resists any attempts of stylists to “glam” her up. Her Libran Sun is a charming one, and its square to Neptune suggests a very impressionable young lady, perhaps more so than she lets on. Her Sun also forms a square to Jupiter, and this suggests that she may tend to overdo things and overextend herself.
“To walk within the lines
Would make my life so boring
I want to know that I
Have been to the extreme
So knock me off my feet
Come on now give it to me
Anything to make me feel alive
Is it enough to love?
Is it enough to breathe?
Somebody rip my heart out
And leave me here to bleed
Is it enough to die?
Somebody save my life
I’d rather be anything but ordinary please”
Avril’s birth date suggests a girl with boundless imagination–one who won’t easily accept a traditional, “normal”, or humdrum existence. Her self-expression will be unique and imaginative, and she will assert herself in unusual ways–sometimes coming on strong (Mars square her Sun and Mercury), and other times shrouding herself in a veil of mystery and intrigue (Neptune conjunct Mars and square both her Sun and Mercury). Avril’s Mars-Jupiter-Neptune may make her feel like she is in a “world” of her own, but the square to her Sun and Mercury means she has a drive to share it with others. This configuration gives her a special vision of the world–an outlook that is inspired and imaginative. She is an idealist at heart, possessing plenty of compassion; and she is a risk-taker as well.
“Can’t help if I space in a daze, My eyes tune out the other way,
I may switch off and go in a daydream,
In this head my thoughts are deep,
But sometimes I can’t even speak,
Would someone be and not pretend? I’m off again in my World”
“So much for my happy ending oh oh, oh oh, oh oh…
Let’s talk this over
It’s not like we’re dead
Was it something I did?
Was it something you said?
Don’t leave me hanging
In a city so dead
held up so high
On such a breakable thread”
–“My Happy Ending” from the latest album, “Under My Skin”
References & Links:
Let Go Avril Lavigne sings about her home town, boys, and more, on her simultaneously edgy and sweet debut album.
Under My Skin Avril Lavigne sings about difficult relationships and loneliness on her latest album.
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August 2002/Updated June 2004