Paula Abdul and the fall of American Idol

I confess that I am not an Idol watcher, but I HAVE been watching Paula Abdul over the past year and wondering what was up with her.  Last November an accused stalker committed suicide in front of Paula’s house.  Her behavior on American Idol was consistently eccentric (often called “loopy”) and led to rumors of drug and alcohol addiction. Paula claims that her odd behavior is the result of nerve damage from an accident back in 1992 that left her with a painful neck injury and the inability to sleep.

The planetary transits that Paula Abdul is experiencing now are liberating ones, suggesting that her leaving American Idol is going to free her to do other things that she has been wanting to do for quite some time.  We are fortunate in having a birth certificate for her so we have exact data to do her chart (6/19/62, 2:32 pm, LA, California).  Paula’s Sun is in Gemini and she is a person who needs a constant influx of new experiences in order to satisfy her need for change.  That Sun falls in the Ninth House of freedom and adventure and philosophy so it is clear that she will always need to follow her own dreams.

Libra is rising in the chart, which gives her the pleasing personality that has made her a favorite on the Idol program, and the sign of Cancer sits on the Midheaven of the chart, suggesting that in every aspect of her career (Midheaven) she has a desire to take care of others.  This nurturing quality is accentuated by the conjunction of the Moon (the nurturer and ruler of the sign of Cancer) at the Nadir of the chart, its own point.  This is a […]

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By |2009-08-12T07:28:41-04:00August 12th, 2009|People|Comments Off on Paula Abdul and the fall of American Idol

Birth certificates found for Michael Jackson’s children

TMZ has posted copies of the birth certificates of Michael Jackson’s children.  Many will say that this is an abhorrent violation of the right to privacy of children who have done nothing to put themselves in the spotlight, and I agree.  On the other hand, for an astrologer to have verified birth dates and times is an exciting event, so I felt I had to take advantage of it and make note of a few interesting things about the charts of the two kids.

From a psychological perspective, it is fascinating to note that the older son’s name is Prince Michael Joseph Jackson.  Not Michael Joseph Jackson Jr,. MJ’s full name, but Prince Michael.  MJ was a master of disguise and illusion with a conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune in his chart that likely sat in the Fifth House of creativity and self-expression.  He lived in a placed called Neverland.  His son became the royal figure that MJ always longed to be.  MJ’s daughter, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, absorbed the identity of his beloved mother into his own identity.  I suspect that for Michael Jackson these children were not only an extension of his reality but they probably became his actual reality.

Both of the kids have stressful aspects from Saturn to Mars, suggesting a sense of confinement and inability to express their needs and desires, but they are both people of significant strength of personality despite that.   Where Prince Michael has a stellium of five planets in Aquarius, Paris Michael has four planets in Aries (although Saturn is one of them, dampening the enthusiasm and vigor of the Aries planets somewhat).  Prince Michael is likely to be extremely creative and with Pluto on the Ascendant he has the potential to be […]

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By |2019-05-11T07:35:26-04:00July 26th, 2009|People|Comments Off on Birth certificates found for Michael Jackson’s children

Michael Jackson and the “Pluto Maniacal Mutation”

Frederick Woodruff’s blog  is always fascinating and today he dissects the enigma of Michael Jackson through his Jungian lens:

Michael Jackson, as I’ve noted , was a Sun conjunct Pluto Virgo. Unless given almost shamanic-like life training, Sun Pluto individuals approach existence from an impetus that most of us can barely fathom. And if we can’t understand it, imagine what it must be like for them to actually live it.
When Pluto’s aura veils any of the personal planets, especially by conjunction or opposition, the individual becomes an accessory to deviant dreams and obsessional compulsions. Phobic of death, covetous of power, and awed by the sort of concentrated mega-wealth that’s usually associated with organized crime (Plutocrats anyone?), society just doesn’t know what to do when Pluto rears his head and begins infecting what should be, in the Sun’s case, the direct expression of one’s being-ness, one’s existence and the search for his or her vocation. With Pluto riding the Sun’s beams we have — well — Michael Jackson was a larger than life example of a Virgo Sun gone Pluto-maniacal.
Levy, in his essay, calls this the “great contamination of things.” When Virgo short circuits the surrounding world, the very realm that Virgo tries to purify and then differentiate from, becomes a threat. Levy writes: “Not only, as has been said, was it viruses, germs, and bacteria. But life itself as a germ. The living as a bacterium. Matter, objects, and the very air he breathed as soon as he ventured beyond his dear Neverland became a source of infection, pestilence, a macabre obsession…”
Levy describes the hyperbaric chamber (remember when those  of Jackson surfaced?) where Michael would ‘recharge’ as a kind of gizmo that ultimately became a “preparatory part of a funeral ritual.” A literal Pluto-Sun-Virgo-like […]

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By |2009-07-06T07:45:31-04:00July 6th, 2009|People|Comments Off on Michael Jackson and the “Pluto Maniacal Mutation”

Michael Jackson dead at 50

Michael Jackson was found dead in his home this afternoon, and paramedics were unable to revive him on the way to the hospital.

We don’t know Michael’s time of birth, but his astrological chart (born August 29, 1958) reveals a conjunction of the Sun in Virgo to Pluto, a planetary combination that can be quite difficult.  There is a tremendous amount of power locked in this combination of the god of power and transformation (Pluto) and the Sun which represents the Self.  But there can also be a self-destructive tendency if the sheer force of the planetary dynamic isn’t handled well.  Often (but not always) there are abusive experiences from the past with Sun/Pluto and we know that Michael suffered greatly at the hands of his father.  The Virgo Sun desires perfection, and the presence of Pluto there makes that perfection impossible yet at the same time urgently necessary.

Venus is in Leo, revealing his love of performing and interacting with fans.  It conjuncts Uranus which incorporates the principle of rebellion and eccentricity into his relationships with others.  Venus/Uranus combinations sometimes (again – not always) denote androgynous relationships (the word “Uranian” is sometimes used to describe a transgendered person).  Chiron, representing wounding and healing, is in a challenging opposition formation to both Venus and Uranus which suggests a wound (Chiron) to his sense of attractiveness (Venus) and hence his addiction to plastic surgery.

The Venus/Uranus conjunction forms a challenging square to Mars in his chart, and Mars is also square to Chiron.  This is a complex planetary combination that denotes a great deal of inner conflict and difficulty expressing anger and setting defensive boundaries which is what Mars is all about.

In addition, Michael’s Moon is in Pisces, an extremely sensitive […]

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By |2009-06-25T06:39:38-04:00June 25th, 2009|Death, People|Comments Off on Michael Jackson dead at 50

Liver transplant revealed for Steve Jobs

Read more about the astrological chart of Steve Jobs and his health issues here. Apple Inc. has just announced that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant about two months ago and is expected to be back at his desk at the end of June.

In my earlier article from January I described the correlation of a transit of Chiron over Jobs’ natal Saturn to his health issues.  Saturn in the birthchart reveals where we are likely to encounter challenges and limitation in our lives, and Saturn in is in a challenging square formation to Pluto. So the transit of Chiron to Saturn which began last year set off the inner dynamic in Jobs’ chart, requiring greater balance and a healing of inner psycho-emotional issues.

The liver transplant would have occurred at the time when Chiron made its first exact opposition to Pluto, as part of the triple conjunction of Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune.  This is an important time for Jobs to create more balance in his life, and his chart reveals that he is much more of a head guy than a physical guy.

Chiron and Neptune will continue to affect him throughout the summer before backing off a bit as they retrograde off the point of Jobs’ natal Pluto.  However, the two will come around again next February as they unite for their exact conjunction and this will be a significant period for the health of Steve Jobs.

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By |2009-06-24T06:29:34-04:00June 24th, 2009|Health & Healing, People|Comments Off on Liver transplant revealed for Steve Jobs

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