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 […]