Two of a Serious Kind

UPDATE – See the end of the feature for details.

Ellen Page and  Emma Portner have tied the knot. This pair of talented individuals took the plunge and right now they are figuring out who they are in their relationship. Some aspects of our personalities change when we marry; others do not. We may have a choice about some of these changes. Other shifts just happen and we have to deal with them.

Getting together was the big move for this couple. Destined might be another way of putting it. Both Page and Portner have commented that from the moment they first saw each other’s performances they felt “connected.”  Emma states “I watched one of Ellen’s films when I was about 12 and I remember my friend saying: You are just like this girl. …. I knew we’d cross paths someday – I just wasn’t quite sure when or how.” Ellen stated that after coming across one of Emma’s dance videos she was transfixed. “I thought: ‘Damn, this girl is so talented and so cool. I knew right away we were both creative spirits.”

As to exactly “when or how” Page and Portner met up it is not clear and that is okay. Some mystery is nice. Still the  absence of details prompts use to imagine how extraordinary it was for each of them to find themselves in the company of someone they admire and respected. It’s a clear case of identification and projection, but it works as a strong attraction. Now they have met and married, Page and Portner tell us they are acting on their mutual desires to live and perform as gay women. Their intention is to establish new models of femininity and contribute to causes which promote gender identity freedom. We wish them the best of luck.

Eliot/Ellen Page

Emma Portner

Both Ellen Page and Emma Portner were born on Saturday. They have obviously  recognized a deep Saturnine streak in one another. Shared Saturn INNER rulers means they are two of a kind. They both have the potential to become rock solid authorities in their fields. The challenge of this relationship dynamic is not to let things that go on between them become old and dry.

Actually there is little chance of things getting dull as long as these two mix-up their personal outlooks. Even though they were born in different zodiac signs, they have broad-minded Jupiter as their OUTER ruler. Their tastes run wide and wild. Their basic difference is the one of element. Watery Pisces makes Page emotional and the fiery Sagittarius of Portner is idealistic.

UPDATE – Ellen Page and  Emma Portner are divorcing. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer,” the couple have stated jointly. “We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends.” Portner supports Page’s decision to come out as transgender.

“Some aspects of our personalities change when we marry; others do not. We have a choice about some of these differences. Other shifts just happen and we have to deal with them.” That was a statement made in their original post. Being a couple so strong in Saturn energy these two individuals were fortunate to be honest and deal with the realities of their situation.

Sometimes two Saturday Day Rays can be too much hardship for any pair to handle. That might have been the case between these two talented individuals. Dayology never advises people against doing what they want to do, especially it concerns the Saturday energy. There might be an important experience on the way, which surely was the case in this Double Saturn example.