How did Ryan Reynolds win over the beautiful Blake Lively—best known as Gossip Girl ringleader Serena van der Woodsen?
Married one year after beginning their relationship during their joint film the Green Lantern, this couple has a fascinating story.
After exploring their astrological love compatibility, I believe their emotional and mental connection is what brought them together.
They share a mutual work ethic and deep appreciation of family that bonds the couple at heart.
But before I go deeper into their love story, let’s take a look at who Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are as individuals.
An Overview of Blake Lively’s Birth Chart
An American actress, model, and celebrity homemaker, Blake Lively was born to be a trendsetter in her industry.
As a strong Virgo Sun, Virgo Moon, and Leo Rising, Blake Lively’s steady rise to fame in hit productions like Gossip Girl, Green Lantern, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was likely influenced by her dominant earth and fire placements.
Born on August 25, 1987, in the Tarzana neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Blake Lively was born in the season of Virgo.
As a relationship astrologer, I’ve found that women born in Virgo season are naturally productive, practical, poised, fashionable, and caring.
They tend to reach success through continued effort and hard work and are typically well-respected among peers and in their communities. Blake Lively is no exception.
What I find most interesting about Blake’s birth chart is that 5 out of 11 of her natal placements are in the sign of Virgo in the first and second house, including her strong Virgo Sun.
In Astrology, this creates a stellium, an aspect that occurs when three or more planets are clustered in one sign or house.
Her first- and second-house Virgo stellium ensures that she will be best known for her personality and physical appearance, so I’m not surprised that she is praised in the media for her bold and elegant fashion sense and beauty.
Her breakout character, Serena van der Woodson on CW’s Gossip Girl, is the archetype of Leo and Virgo: talented, beautiful, rich, and classy.
Blake’s love for the arts comes from her Leo Rising, which makes her a natural entertainer and hopeless romantic.
After working with many clients, I’ve found that Leo Rising, along with Sagittarius and Gemini, is one of the most dominant signs in the entertainment industry. It’s easy to see why Blake would naturally express the desires of her first-house Sun through the creative experiences of Leo.
But behind the charm, fame, and sparkle is a loving, kind-hearted, and devoted mother and wife. With her Virgo Moon being in her second house, Blake’s success will most likely come from the foundation she builds for her family.
She will possess strong traditional values and sense of home, most likely taught to her by her mother. I believe this innate drive led her to marry and start a family with Ryan Reynolds (a Virgo Ascendant).
With the second house being associated with the sensual and comfort-driven sign of Taurus, she will also have a strong affinity for domestic activities like cooking, which is why she calls herself a “celebrity foodie and homemaker.”
I believe Blake Lively’s Leo Rising, combined with her Virgo Sun and Moon, is what gives her the “girl next door” image. She also has a stereotype of playing the girl with all the romantic drama in films, a role which often is played by a Leo.
In relationships, Blake favors thoughtfulness over grand gestures of romance. Her Venus in Virgo admires the man who is sweet, kind, and action-oriented; he’s not afraid to make the first move.
However, with Jupiter in Aries, she is a risk-taker at heart, so she will be proactive and confident when it comes to what and whom she loves, and you can see this through her affection with her husband and successful career.
Her Mars (which is a symbol of the man she may marry or be attracted to) is also in Virgo, deepening her love for the man who is dependable, honest, and a great father.
Although her Rising is in Leo, she won’t be attracted to the playboy image that Leo is known for, or at least not for a long time. Her strong Virgo placements are very critical, so she won’t settle, and she is steadfast in her beliefs.
On the other hand, Virgos are earth signs, so when they make a decision, they commit. This is one reason Blake’s marriage to Ryan is still successful.
An Overview of Ryan Reynolds’s Birth Chart
Unlike his wife, who is dominated solely by the element of earth, Ryan Reynolds is a mixture of earth, air, and fire. You can see this in his Scorpio Sun, Venus in Sagittarius, and Virgo Rising placements.
First known for his hit role in Two Guys and a Girl, Ryan Reynolds is a well-respected film producer, actor, comedian, and screenwriter.
Born on October 23, 1976, in Vancouver, Canada, Ryan’s second-house Scorpio Sun highlights his dark and witty sense of humor.
I often find that Scorpio men, being ruled by transformational Pluto, are mysterious and demanding. They tend to be emotionally driven and controlling in nature.
But with the presence of Virgo in his primary placements, and with the second house being ruled by Taurus, Ryan channels his Scorpion emotion and psychology into his line of work as an actor, businessman, and comedian.
I’ve also found that second-house placements with Scorpio may indicate someone who comes from a heritage of money, or one who must create financial security in the world.
But in Ryan’s case, I believe his second-house Scorpio Sun placement represents the “underdog”—someone whose career will go through many transitions and for whom success only comes through repeated initiative and hard work.
Because of this, he works harder than others to earn the respect of his peers. And the commitment that began with his earlier work has led him to become one of the top-paid actors today.
In love, Ryan has an interesting past. Before he married Blake Lively, he was married to Scarlett Johansson for less than three years and in a long-term partnership with Alanis Morissette for five.
However, with Ryan’s Venus in fiery Sagittarius and Mars in Scorpio, I’m not surprised that he played the field before settling down with Blake.
I’ve found that Venus in Sagittarius men are more free-spirited than other men of the Zodiac, which leads them to more failed first marriages at a young age than others. This is also true of Mars in Scorpio men, although Mars in Scorpio men tend to be more possessive.
However, I believe that Ryan’s Virgo Ascendant is what led him to pursue a deeper, more long-lasting and purposeful love with Blake Lively.
Ultimately, the Rising sign represents our core nature, and with Blake being dominated by the sign of Virgo, she brought the peace and stability that others could not.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Synastry
Although Ryan’s relationship record would portray him as a quiet ladies’ man, Blake’s Virgo Sun and Moon give him the stability he needs to be a great father, husband, and actor.
Together, their ability to happily balance parenting, work, and creativity makes them one of Hollywood’s most admired celebrity couples.
In public, they may come across as two talented actors just doing what they love, but behind closed doors, they have more in common than their careers.
To explore their compatibility even more, I am going to explain their synastry based on their Sun, Moon, and Rising signs.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Sun Sign Compatibility
For starters, Blake Lively is a Virgo Sun, and Ryan Reynolds is a Scorpio Sun, and by nature, they can be very compatible.
I’ve found that this pairing can lead to an exciting, sincere, and honest relationship—one built on the principles of loyalty, dependability, and intimacy—if both partners are willing.
As a Virgo Sun, Blake brings logic, organization, and stability to the relationship; she is naturally a grounded and intellectual person. Her earth nature prefers partners that are reliable, intriguing, and self-sufficient, and Ryan’s Scorpio nature can provide all this for her.
With time, she will uncover that Ryan has a mysterious side to him, one that her observant and meticulous Virgo nature will inspire her to relentlessly explore until every secret has been discovered.
Although some men would find this annoying, Ryan’s Scorpio nature is captivated by Blake’s intense interest, and this leads to a natural friendship that effortlessly turns into unconditional love.
Being a Scorpio Sun, Ryan can be a very passionate and sexual person. His ability to connect with Blake on a mental level leads to a deep, intimate connection in and out of the bedroom.
However, when taken to the extreme (which Scorpios are known for), Ryan can overwhelm Blake with his intensity, and this can lead to strong verbal disagreements and severe silent treatments.
Because of this, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of their arguments are the result of Ryan overreacting or being more quiet or secretive than usual.
But being the devoted and consistent Virgo Sun that she is, Blake will most likely find gentle and caring—but honest—ways to express her feelings about his actions and their consequences. She doesn’t believe in making a spectacle of private affairs.
Their shared common interests of family, legacy, and generational wealth solidifies their bond and helps them overcome challenging times.
If I could give Ryan and Blake any advice, it would be to prioritize more quiet and personal time together. With Virgo and Scorpio both being workaholics, it may be difficult to find time for intimacy outside career and family responsibilities.
With Blake’s love of cooking, it may be fun to take a private cooking class with a well-known chef.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Moon Sign Compatibility
In relationships, the Moon sign and placement represents how each partner processes and expresses their emotions.
With Blake being a Virgo Moon and Ryan being a Scorpio moon, they process and express emotion in different ways; however, they are both located in the second house.
Blake’s second-house Virgo Moon favors routine and calm. She is emotionally fulfilled through mental stimulation and beautiful environments. Her Moon is attracted to men who are observant and appreciative of her serving nature.
Ryan’s second-house Scorpio Moon favors financial security and emotional intensity. He has impeccable observation skills that are silently shown through his devoted and sensual affection. He wants a long-lasting emotional connection with someone he trusts and can be vulnerable with.
Naturally, Blake’s Moon will be attracted to the care and consideration that Ryan shows for her.
He has a unique ability to make her feel special in a way that no one else can.
On an emotional level, their Moons harmonize with one another. In circumstances where Blake is too logical or in her head, Ryan can effortlessly bring her back into her senses and body.
In circumstances where Ryan is too caught up in the emotional intensity of the moment, Blake can ground him by encouraging him to embrace the facts.
As parents, both Ryan and Blake will have a desire to be very hands-on with their children. Blake believes in maintaining a wholesome and realistic schedule; her Virgo Moon will support her well-planned routine.
Ryan’s Scorpio Moon encourages him to build strong emotional bonds with their children; he will most likely find his joy in fun, creative activities that require imagination.
What I love most about their Moon compatibility is their ability to “read each other’s minds.” Because both of their Moon signs are the same as their Sun, their personality traits are consistent, creating synergy in their mental, physical, and emotional connection. This leads to a marriage of ease and flow.
They have organic chemistry that should pass the tests of time.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds Rising Sign Compatibility
Rising sign compatibility showcases how a couple will coexist daily; it is their natural way of being and doing.
Based on their natal charts, Blake is a Leo Rising and Ryan is a Virgo Rising. Some astrologers would say that these two signs are not compatible with one another, but based on their other placements, I would disagree.
However, their Rising signs do highlight some of the underlying differences that the Sun and Moon placements do not.
For example, Blake’s Leo Rising explains her natural rise to fame even though she has strong Virgo placements. Ryan’s Virgo Rising explains why he had a slower start, even though he had the power and force of his Scorpio Sun.
In their relationship, Blake’s Leo Rising will bring the fire and spark that Ryan’s Venus in Sagittarius is in love with. This silent inner flame helps her to be bold and confident in their private and public life.
But what I find most interesting is that Ryan is a Virgo Ascendant, the same sign as Blake’s Venus and Mars, the planets that represent what she desires in love and the type of partner she will attract to fulfill those desires.
I’ve found that when a partner’s primary placements are the same as your Venus or Mars, you are more likely to have successful romantic interactions with this person (depending on other aspects, of course).
Either way, Ryan’s Virgo Ascendant, along with his other placements, plays a major role in Blake’s connection to him and the success of their evolving marriage.
In terms of general compatibility, I give Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds a score of 9 out of 10 in love.
My parting advice to Ryan and Blake is to keep doing what works and weed out all the rest. As two very private individuals who live very public lifestyles, you will naturally find a system that works.
As long as you can continue to agree and live your life in a way that is beneficial to both of you, I see you being one of Hollywood’s favorite success stories.
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