Updated: Aug 1, 2021
Julia Child’s Sun conjuncts her IC in Leo. We might assume that Child’s sense of self was identified with her home and roots. The sign on the IC relates to the family we grew up in. It might say something about our actual parental figures or describe the general atmosphere in the home.
More profoundly, though, it relates to our subjective feelings regarding our childhood and to the experiences we have registered in our memory of those years. The IC also points at a hidden self in our psyche. This hidden self, not directly discernable, alludes to a fundamental essence in our personality. It describes a mood, or principle, by which we conduct ourselves; it is an elemental sense of who we are.
The Sun on the IC indicates that Child had experienced her home as a warm, vivacious place where she was showered with love, free to express herself unabashedly. When she emerged to the public scene as a culinary icon who brought French haute cuisine to every American home, she embodied, in her personal style, this gregarious atmosphere.
Moreover, her choice of career signifies the placement of her Sun on the IC, as food and cooking are so identified with the concept of home. A theatrical and passionate, approachable, and fun-loving personality (typical Sun in Leo signatures), Child shared her creativity with the millions of her fans, who loved her for her audacious, over-the-top approach to life. Her famous quote: “in cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude" encapsulates the IC configuration in her chart.