Taylor Swift’s fan obsessives are at fever pitch with the rerecorded reissue of her 2012 album Red out this month which appears to have references to her short-lived relationship to Jake Gylenhaal more than a decade ago. One celeb magazine said: ‘It has received obsessive levels of textual analysis that would make a Talmudic scholar blush.’
She’s had a stream of extremely speedy and very public liaisons through the years – all good publicity – though her present beau Joe Alwyn has stuck around longer than most. The smooch with Gyllenhaal lasted three months but seems to have become embedded in fan mythology like Brad and Jen. He evidently baled because he didn’t like the media attention.
Taylor, 13 December 1989 8.36am Reading, Pennsylvania, is a Sagittarius but has a controlling and possessive Pluto (in Scorpio) in the 10th so she won’t let go easy; as well as Mars in Scorpio and a Cancer Moon.
She’s not remotely easy on the emotional front with her Moon opposition a changeable Uranus, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn in Capricorn.
Jake Gyllenhaal, 19 December 1980 8.08 pm Los Angeles, is also a Sun Sagittarius conjunct Neptune with a restless Gemini Moon. It was never destined to last since his Uranus in Scorpio is conjunct her Mars for a tinderbox chemistry – fiery, then explosive.
Their relationship chart has a wildly enthusiastic, upbeat composite Sun Mars Uranus trine Jupiter and opposition the composite Moon so it would be a rip-roaring adventure at the start. It would transition into running arguments and a definite need for space on his side. But her Pluto wouldn’t be keen to let go control.
Their relationship chart is sagging under Neptunian influences now and through next year. With last week’s Lunar Eclipse and next May’s rattling up the composite Saturn for less than romantic vibes.
I suppose it beats politics for water cooler gossip.