Justin Bieber will appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend, assuring his place in mainstream America forever. Justin Bieber is only sixteen, but he has seemingly taken the world by storm with his popular R&B-style performances. Evidently both Usher and Justin Timberlake wanted to sign Bieber. His first album was released in November of 2009 and went platinum almost immediately.
For me the interesting thing astrologically about Justin Bieber is that he is one of the Uranus/Neptune kids – the kids that were born when Uranus and Neptune were conjunct in the sky between 1992 and 1995. That particular combination of planets has a quality of genius but also of psychological difficulties as the radical innovation of Uranus combines with the fantasy and illusion of Neptune. There is an enormous amount of creative potential with this entire generation, but many of them are extremely sensitive emotionally as well. It is under this influence that the concept of “Indigo Children” arose, and many of the kids of this age group exhibit these Indigo tendencies such as heightened psychic awareness and sensitivity.
Justin Bieber’s creativity is obvious in his chart with his Piscean Sun and Venus. Pisces is the sign that seeks to transcend material reality and move into a realm of imagination and wonder. However, Saturn conjoins Justin’s Sun which gives him both a sense of insecurity as well as the desire and need to work hard and to build something, even at a young age.
It’s rare that someone with a sensitive Pisces Sun conjoined by repressive and insecure Saturn achieves this kind of fame so early, but Justin has Pluto, the planet of personal empowerment and transformation, in a very tight conjunction to his North Node which signifies his future. In addition, Jupiter in his chart is in the passionate sign of Scorpio which adds a touch of sex appeal and the innate understanding of how to use it.
Justin’s fame erupted last year under a series of transits to his progressed Sun. A harmonious transit of Saturn (hard work and achievement) combined with a conjunction of Uranus (sudden change and surprise) stimulated a radical shift in his path that changed his life forever, and then Jupiter (luck and good fortune) came along to open that door of success a little more widely.
Bieber’s fame appears to have come purely from his creative talent rather than a glitzy pop image like some of the other young stars (Lady Gaga, Ke$ha). Still, the sad tale of Corey Haim is just one story where a young star had too much too soon and squandered his life. That Saturn on Justin’s Sun can give him the inner reserves and strength to combine work hard with early luck, but it can also kick his butt if he tries to slide on his early good fortune.