LL Cool J wears a knit cap and sips champagne.
Photography by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann

See what’s in the stars for you and your favorite TV stars like NCIS: Los Angeles’ LL COOL J.


NCIS: Los Angeles' LL COOL J was born on a full moon. His sun is in ambitious Capricorn, the sign of self-discipline and determination; his moon is in cozy and compassionate Cancer. This combination makes him both tough and tender—a serious businessman and a deeply caring family man. With Virgo rising, he radiates responsibility and professionalism. Like many Capricorns, he's highly creative, artistic and self-expressive. The CBS star also has a generous spirit, countless interests and talents, and a capacity to move with grace and panache in many different circles.

LL COOL J has already succeeded brilliantly in a number of areas (rapper, producer and actor), but a creative renaissance is brewing in 2017. The progressed moon traveling through the zone of Big Ideas brings fresh inspiration for exciting projects. Uranus, the planet of genius and originality, connects with his sun (in late March and early April), creating unexpected opportunities in a totally new medium.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22–Jan. 19) • LL COOL J, NCIS: Los Angeles | Jan. 14

Your birthday season really begins at the annual Capricorn new moon on Dec. 28. New moons inspire fresh starts, so leave the past behind, focus on your personal goals and be bold. On Dec. 31, aggressive Mars collides with woozy Neptune in your travel zone. Don't overindulge and don't drive. Stay home and enjoy The Great Indoors.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 18) • Damian Lewis, Billions | Feb. 11

Mars and Venus blaze through Aquarius during December and your social life soars. Circle Dec. 11, when your ruler (Uranus) mingles with the sun; a friend could introduce you to a kindred spirit. Your personal new year commences at the Aquarius new moon on Jan. 27. The muse calls. Your mind is on fire and your ideas are Pure Genius.

PISCES (Feb. 19–March 20) • George Eads, MacGyver | March 1

Christmas comes early with a killer job offer and a bigger paycheck. Don't be BrainDead; of course you can do it. Competitive Mars enters Pisces on Dec. 19, giving you the drive. Charming Venus follows Jan. 3, providing you with confidence. It's not all about work; with those two passionate planets in your sign, you won't need mistletoe.

ARIES (March 21–April 19) • Claire Danes, Homeland | April 12

Thanks to a delicious alignment of Venus and Jupiter on Dec. 25, this holiday season will be spectacular. Slow down and stay grounded on New Year's Eve, when Mars and Neptune hook up in foggy Pisces. Relax; it's not forever. Once Mars bursts into fiery Aries on Jan. 28, you'll have more power and adrenaline than MacGyver and The Flash combined.

TAURUS (April 20–May 20) • Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory | April 30

Bulls can be overly attached to their routines (like Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory), but with planets in unpredictable Aquarius during the holidays, expect last-minute changes and unexpected guests. Just stay flexible and you'll have a ball. It's good practice, because you may be making some major changes in early January involving a passport and long-distance travel.

GEMINI (May 21–June 21) • Kat Dennings, 2 Broke Girls | June 13

Dec. 11 is ideal to bring family and friends together for a rocking celebration. On Dec. 19, Mercury turns retrograde in your relationship zone; there could be a misunderstanding with someone close. Even Henry and Elizabeth (Madam Secretary) have disagreements. Keep your heart open. Jan. 7, someone powerful offers support. Ask for what you want.

CANCER (June 22–July 21) • Kirsten Vangsness, Criminal Minds | July 7

On Dec. 12, Saturn and the sun meet up in your work zone and a big project lands on your desk. You become a Man (or woman) with a Plan and pull it off splendidly. By Dec. 17, you're doing what you really want—preparing for the holidays. With dazzling Jupiter in your domestic zone, they're sure to be fabulous.

LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) • Daniel Dae Kim, Hawaii Five-0 | Aug. 4

Extravagant Jupiter, Venus and the sun help you celebrate this season; expect to be spoiled lavishly. The Dec. 28 new moon in your well-being zone inspires you to make some changes. As Cat said to Kara (Supergirl), "Don't take life for granted; take care of yourself." Mars enters Aries on Jan. 28 and the year begins with a Big Bang.

VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) • Karla Mosley, The Bold and the Beautiful | Aug. 27

This year has been challenging for you, but as Agent Pride (NCIS: New Orleans) said, "It's OK to start living again." The festivities kick off Dec. 1 with office parties and industry events. Don't be self-conscious about networking while socializing; you could start the new year with a bigger paycheck.

LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 23) • Brandon Routh, DC's Legends of Tomorrow | Oct. 9

With benevolent Jupiter in Libra and those cosmic lovers, Venus and Mars, in friendly Aquarius, this holiday should bring you love, money, parties and perks. Keep the warm vibes flowing Jan. 7-13, when unresolved tension with family members surfaces.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24–Nov. 21) • Dermot Mulroney, Pure Genius | Oct. 31

You may get a surprise call or text from an old friend around Dec. 10, when communication expert Mercury meets with compassionate Neptune. It could be an emotional reunion. In early January someone new at work pushes your buttons, not unlike what's been happening on NCIS. Don't be quick to judge; you could become besties.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21) • Wendell Pierce, The Odd Couple | Dec. 8

Your patron planet Jupiter, the cosmic Santa Claus, is showering you with gifts this holiday. Don't be surprised if someone far away finds a way to visit. Be a Christmas angel and spread the cheer; consider volunteering for a cause you care deeply about, like Gary Sinise (Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders), who supports various veterans' organizations.

By Virginia Bell

Originally published in Watch! Magazine, December 2016

NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sundays at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.