The Astrology of Tabatha’s Takeover

Tabatha Coffey didn’t win Bravo’s Shear Genius but she was the standout contestant on the show and “fan favorite.” Now she has her own show on Bravo, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover. The show is in its second season, and the timing couldn’t be better with Saturn in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn, which could literally translate to “hard work in beauty- transforming business.” The show is a cruel realty check for weak, ineffectual and lazy stylists and owners, from a no-nonsense veteran of the beauty industry.

Tabatha is an exacting mistress, and she lays down the law. As she does so, she also shows salon owners how to stand up to their employees, earn respect, get out of near bankruptcy, and revitalize their business. But, her words of wisdom grate on some of the stylists as they groan through her lectures and listen to her scathing critiques. By the end of the episode, the owner may fire employees based on Tabatha’s recommendations- and no one cries when they leave.

With her pixie-like hair and features, and her relentless black wardrobe, Tabatha acts as the dark messenger of Saturn in Libra– understated, yet fashionable, with the knowledge and experience to set the slackers in the salon industry straight.

The Moon in Gemini and Mercury in Gemini give Tabatha a knack for knowing what’s current, and the ability to keep up with the trends. Many of the gripes of the salon owners and employees are about Tabatha’s ‘better than thou’ attitude. Acting seemingly from ‘on high’ is in line with her Mars in Sagittarius, as is her faith in each person’s ability to overcome the odds. With Mars opposing Mercury, in dignity in Gemini – her comments are truthful and cut to the quick.

Tabatha’s Virgo placements give her both technical ability and a critical eye. In his book, Pagan Astrology: Spell-Casting, Love Magic, and Shamanic Stargazing, Raven Kaldera writes of Jupiter in Virgo,

They can come into a place, look around, figure out everything that needs to be fixed, and then somehow do it.

The combination of Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius shows that Tabatha has the ability to impart facts, information and knowledge. Wikipedia quotes her as saying,

My favorite thing is to do work with other professionals and teaching

The “Takeover” part of the show seems apt for someone with a well-aspected Pluto, and especially for someone whose sole square is one that involves Mars-Pluto.

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