Max Fleischer was her father, Sun in the ninth house in Leo. Hollywood her mother, opposite the Sun in the third house of Aquarius; it would seem that the parents were match made in heaven. We picked 12 noon for a matinée, but we do not really know the time of her first showing. No matter, at noon she gets an exalted Ascendant of 12 Scorpio — exalted because its ruler, Mars, is right there on the eighth house cusp. A semisextile away in ever-flowing Cancer lies abundant effervescent Jupiter. If it is not her time, it’s definitely her day.
Her mid-heaven, 16 Leo is partile to her fatherly Sun and so it would seem that this is everything that Max wanted. It is also conjunct the asteroid Ceres, giving her, as though she needs it, sexual intensity.
Mercury at 10 Virgo is in the tenth house but squeezed in, between Neptune (water) and Vesta (fire), for Betty never thinks her way out of anything, she just sorta oozes and schmoozes her way around the screen and somehow into success. If ever there was a addle-brained bimbo complete with Venusian curls, she was it and opposite a empty fourth house she was everywhere but home.
Venus in Virgo 29.46 just nipping at beautiful Libra, showing her friends and devoted public and how everyone wants her, but who really got Betty? She remained like the Venus of myth, unattainable, fixed in plastic celluloid and virgin. While we age, die and move on, Betty, is just a permanent fixture and always seems to find fans where ever she goes, and with a filled ninth house, Miss Boop goes everywhere, transcending time, place and culture (Pluto at 19.53 in Cancer right on that ninth house cusp).
But there is a stumbling block — Betty’s, she was never Miss Boop — Venus is square Pluto suggesting the need to remake her — she was originally drawn just for adults very lasciviously in the “pre-code” days of Hollywood. That did not last and Betty was toned down, several notches, as Venus went into Libra, and she got re-balanced and remade into a more wholesome image for families. Blame it on that opposition to Juno. Eventually she went underground (South Node in the twelfth house) and then totally digital recreated years later (So. Node opposite Uranus in the fifth at 16 Aries finally got a transit that put it into motion).
The header image is from Fine Art America and available for purchase. We love it, finding it perfect that she illustrated as a maid in a foreign capital, as that is one of the occupations for a Scorpio ascendant and probably fine for our little traveller. Thomas Kolendra of Long Island, New York, the artist, knows our Betty and for $22.35 plus fees, and image of Betty, because that’s all any of us gets, she’s yours.
And a boop boop-boppy-do