Caroline "Tula" Cossey
Screen Star, Model, Writer, Transgender Activist
Astrology chart, profile, biography, links
Virgo Ascendant, Virgo Sun, Libra Moon, Venus-Neptune T-Square
ASTRO-DATA: born 31 August 1954, 07:30 (7:30 AM) GDT (1hE), Brooke, England (01e00 52n35). Sy Scholfield [copyright] quotes data from Caroline Cossey as stated in her book, My Story, p. 1. Same chart in Penny Thornton's Divine Encounters: A New Kind of Loving for a New Age of Living (1991), p. 170. RR: A.
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS:
MERCURY in Virgo (on Ascendant, rules MC), MARS in Capricorn (trine Sun, square Moon), JUPITER in Cancer (conjunct South Node).
PATTERNS: T-SQUARE (Chiron opposite Jupiter/Uranus, all square Venus-Neptune).
SHAPE: LOCOMOTIVE (Jupiter in Cancer leads). CHINESE SIGN: WOOD HORSE. NUMEROLOGY: "22" LIFEPATH.
Caroline Cossey was born in England as Barry Cossey. At sixteen, Cossey moved to London and met up with other transsexuals who supported and encouraged her development as a woman, and by seventeen she was taking female hormones, finding a job as a showgirl as part of her transitioning. Breast implants followed a year later and she had her Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) operation in 1974, at twenty-one.
After a successful career as a model (including 'Page 3' topless tabloid shots), Cossey (under her stage name "Tula") played a Bond 007 beauty in the film, For Your Eyes Only (1981), as progressed Pluto crossed her Ascendant and formed a semi-sextile with her Venus. A subsequent expose in the News of the World newspaper and a 1982 appearance in Playboy magazine briefly made her the most famous transsexual in the world.
In her autobiography, My Story (published in 1991 as progressed Chiron
-- ruler of her Ascendant -- crossed her Descendant), Cossey discussed her sex reassignment and how she changed from Barry to Caroline. She had had a difficult
relationship (1989-1990) with Greek shipping tycoon, Elias Fattal,
because his family forbade him to marry her. In 1992 she married Canadian architect,
David Finch, having announced her engagement on the "Shirley" show. Cossey took her case to the European Court of Human Rights, demanding to be legally recognised as a woman. She has been very active in the transsexual community in England and around the world, and she continues to fight for transgender rights.