Revenge served piping hot has topped the global Spotify chart and racked up a staggering 111 million-plus views on YouTube as Latin-American songbird Shakira lets fly at her ex-husband –footballer Gerald Pique footballer. They parted after 11 years and two children and he has taken a younger girlfriend much to her fury.
In the new song, she says she is worth “two 22-year-olds” and likens herself to a Ferrari while her replacement, she sneers, is a Renault Twingo, one of the cheapest cars on the market. For good measure, she describes herself as a Rolex watch to the other’s Casio. Pique seems to have taken it in good humour by turning up to work in a Twingo and persuading watchmakers Casio to sponsor his new venture. Though his chart hints otherwise so it may have been an astute PR strategy not dreamed up by him.
It will help her pay off a huge tax bill for which she blames him and perhaps allow her to move house. She has also let fly at her mother-in-law who lives next door and has placed a life-size witch doll on her balcony overlooking her MIL’s home.
She says: “I never thought what for me was a catharsis and a release would go straight to number one in the world in Spanish at my age of 45.”
Shakira was born 2 February 1977 9.30 am or 10.08 am Colombia, which gives her a Fixed Grand Cross of a Sun Aquarius opposition Saturn in Leo square Uranus opposition Jupiter – beyond-stubborn, enduring and changeable. Plus she has an emotional Cancer Moon opposition Mars making her inclined to fly off the handle. And an intense and possessive Pluto in the 7th.
He was born 2 February 1987 4.22 am Barcelona, Spain, and is also a Sun Aquarius in a controlling square to Pluto; with a Moon and Mars both in Aries and his Venus, Uranus and Saturn in Sagittarius – excitable and restless.
The miracle is they lasted together as long as they did. Her Pluto opposes his 4th house Mars which would set up a bitter power struggle; her argumentative, short-fused Moon opposition Mars falls across his 8th/2nd intensifying the effect with financial implications; her Uranus is conjunct his Pluto for constant turmoil; and her Neptune is conjunct his Ascendant Saturn which would damp his enthusiasm and make him uncertain.
Her Venus is conjunct his Moon would help slightly and the relationship chart did have an affectionate composite Sun Venus. But that apart it sets the scene for a running oneupmanship battle with composite Jupiter opposition Pluto; an explosive Mars square Uranus; and a strained Yod of Pluto sextile Neptune inconjunct Moon. That last has overtones of a fated connection that was meant to be but impossible to live with.
He looks more rattled than he is letting on with his Progressed Moon square his 4th house Mars exactly at the moment and his Progressed Mars squaring his Sun in the months to come. So he is uptight and seething.
Shakira may be about to meet the love of her life this year with her Progressed Sun about to conjunct her Venus and is certainly in for good luck when tr Uranus is conjunct her Jupiter from mid 2023 into 2024 which may help her tax problem.
An amusing distraction from the woes of the universe.