I confess I have never watched American Idol, but I happened to see a bit about this on the news and was struck by this latest winner. His sensitivity and humility is evident, and very Neptunian so I was not surprised to see Neptune conjunct the Sun in his chart.
David Cook is the latest American Idol winner, and already he has set impressive records, including the casting of 97 million votes and the breaking of the record for most text messages, and the receipt of an apology from Simon Cowell. His sensitivity and talent has been noted by fans and music critics alike. The clips from American Idol are cover pieces, but to see the real guy check out his original work:
Cook fell into the show by accident, going to the auditions to support his brother and trying out at the last minute. Previous to his American Idol journey he was songwriter and lead singer for the band Axium for six years.
We’ll be hearing a lot more from David Cook as his career begins to take off, but let’s see what his astrological chart has to say about him.
David is has a Sagittarius Sun, which describes his optimistic and positive viewpoint(he has been quoted as saying that being happy is his main goal in life). Sagittarius craves adventure and experiences that are big and expansive, and longs to know the Truth about life. David’s creativity, generosity and sensitivity comes from a conjunction of his Sun to Neptune which is the planet of compassion and transcendence and reveals a romantic bent as well as artistic talents. This Neptune conjunction can put a damper on David’s natural confidence and make it more difficult for him to be clear about his goals and desires. Pluto, the planet of personal empowerment and transformation, is positively aspected to both the Sun and Neptune and this is a wonderful grace note in his chart, indicating the probability of success and personal growth.
Mars in Aquarius gives David a bit of eccentricity and the desire to surprise people – he never wants to be predictable or dull. Aquarius is the revolutionary, and Mars is the planet of drive and motivation. In Aquarius Mars becomes the radical thinker – the writer who says what everyone else thinks but no one else will admit.
David is extremely reponsible and committed to his friends, and though the Sagittarian side of him will really enjoy being able to name drop as he meets more and more famous people, his Venus in Capricorn will never forget his old friends. Venus describes how we relate to others, and in Capricorn we find a practical and reserved individual who can be somewhat cool in romantic situations. David will not jump into impulsive love affairs unless he is stimulated by a planetary cycle that causes him to give up his usual caution.
The past couple of years have been a time of big change for David, with transiting Pluto passing over his Sun/Neptune conjunction and opening up new opportunities for him as old situations were removed from his life. We don’t yet have much biographical data on him, but clearly this is a time of enormous change for him. Pluto transits can be very difficult for some people because of the necessity for change, but for those who understand that change is inevitable Pluto cycles can be incredible allies and it looks like this is true for David.
This chart shows a combination of tremendous creativity and good luck combined with a generous and loving spirit, blended with a responsible and practical nature. You can easily It is easy to imagine that American Idol is just the beginning for David Cook.