Profiles - Celebrities
and Public Figures
Leslie Hale - Professional Astrologer
August 24, 2012
War Against Women
"First of all, from what I understand from doctors, [pregnancy
from rape] is really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female
body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." -Representative
Todd Akin, Sunday, August 19, 2012.
Rep. Todd Akin was born July 5, 1947 in New York City. His time
of birth is unpublished. Prior to making the above comment, he
was the leading Republican candidate in his Senate race, and
August 20, the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee
said the committee had withdrawn advertising planned for the
Akin's comment has caused a political fire storm, and although
he has publically apologized, many women feel insulted by the
comment on several levels. First of all, he calls into question
the issue of, 'legitimate rape,' implying there is more than
one type of rape (that is not legitimate), and implying a woman's
body has the ability to prevent a pregnancy if a rape has occurred.
It is hard to believe someone who would espouse such a view is
actually a sitting member of the House Science and Technology
Committee. But, let's take a look at the more dominant aspects
in his chart to understand more about him.
Akin is a 12 degree Cancer with Mercury in Cancer, so he is an
emotional thinker. Those born with Sun/Mercury in Cancer are
emotional-intuitive thinkers and at times it can be difficult
for them to make rational decisions about something they are
opposed to or feel is unfair. As a result of their emotionally
charged thinking they often don't make allowances for other opinions.
As a result they are generally not found in the math and science
fields. They are often involved in creative endeavors, teaching
or an occupation that would involve swaying the masses through
communication. Which is of course, exactly what a politician
His Sun squares Neptune and this is usually indicative of people
who often have a deep seated inferiority complex often as a result
of early conditioning, alcoholic or absentee parents or parents
who did not connect to the nature of the individual child. Sometimes
it manifests as an interest in the occult or spiritual side of
life, but the individual can get lost along the way. Often it
represents an individual who hides their true motivations or
simply does not present the truth about situations in their lives.
These individuals are often deceptive either knowingly or inadvertently
Akin grew up the son of a Reverend, which set the course of his
The moon is an indication of one's emotional life, and in a man's
chart the moon represents all the women in his life. Akin was
born with a moon in Aquarius. Moon in Aquarius individuals consider
themselves independent humanitarians and often convey such views.
They have the ability to reach out to groups and individuals
from many walks of life, but do not have such an easy time with
one to one relationships that require personal warmth and intimacy.
His moon lies in his eighth house from his Sun which is commonly
associated with sex and taxes, (other people's money) death and
His moon opposes Saturn and Pluto at 8 and 12 degrees of Leo
in the second house of income/ security and things the individual
places value on. The second/eighth houses are commonly associated
with what is considered mine (the individual) verses the collective
which includes ideas. The second house also relates to the relationship
we have with our own body. The eighth house rules sex, death,
phobias, compulsions, and things the individual does not have
control over. With the opposition to his second house, his personal
sense of security is involved with trying to control emotions
and issues concerning women (the moon) and their relationships
with their own bodies, and he does not especially value the ideas
of independent women.
Saturn and Pluto are conjunct in Leo at 8 and 12 degrees. Saturn-Pluto
individuals can hang on to ideas, situations and views with great
tenancy and stubbornness. There is sometimes a marked desire
concerning revenge, and a strong drive to succeed at any cost.
Author-Astrologer Jeff Green wrote, "(individuals with Pluto-Saturn
aspects) will promote the need to actualize and realize their
own authority, and establish this authority within society."
Since these planets oppose his moon he will come into conflict
trying to impose those ideas on women, who will be a focus.
Moon opposing Saturn individuals (men) often have difficulty
relating to or dealing with women or their own emotions. Often
their partners have difficulty relating to them, as well. The
moon represents all the women in his life and how he perceives
them. Saturn is a cold, harsh planet, all about responsibility
and obligation, and an opposition means the greatest obstacles
seem to come from other individuals (often women). The fact is,
the individual in question often creates problems, which others
react to in a negative way. Moon-Saturn individuals often come
across as cold, and have an interest in doing the perceived 'right
thing,' which often becomes the most important thing to them.
Moon-Saturn men often respond coolly toward women or don't trust
them, and often have/had cold relationships with their Mother
or family members. Some of them have long, but cold marriages
and relationships, or their partnerships are based on a strong
sense of responsibility, obligation and duty. Love and matters
of the heart will always take a back seat to duties of a Moon-Saturn
individual. Akin has been married since 1975 to Lulli Akin, described
as an evangelical Christian, homemaker, and education pioneer.
Moon opposing Pluto individuals are very intense in their
emotional lives, and not always open about their feelings. They
often try and control what people know about them. Pluto is about
control, sex and obsessions, and these individuals often react
in this manner. With Saturn opposing his moon (he is not in touch
with women, doesn't trust them, and doesn't relate well to their
personal issues) as well as Pluto (Moon-Pluto oppositions often
work themselves out through control issues, and becoming a breeding
ground for all types of emotional issues surrounding women and
the emotional life) Akin's relationships/perceptions of women
would be basically cold, non- trusting, reserved, obsessive,
and controlled or controlling.
Another catalyst in Akin's chart is Jupiter, at 17 degrees of
Scorpio. Politics and laws are the realm of Jupiter, also religion
and philosophy. Jupiter in Scorpio is intense, and would give
the individual a shrewd business sense. These individuals are
uncompromising in their beliefs and viewpoints.
Looking at this aspect from his Sun sign, Jupiter in the fifth
house rules children (as well as love/love affairs) and it squares
Saturn and Pluto in his second house, which also rules body image.
So, from this we can easily deduce his stance on women and abortion.
He objects to it from ethical, moral, religious and monetary
viewpoints, and does not believe women have the rights to control
their own bodies. Since he doesn't trust women or relate to them
personally, he does not believe they can objectively define rape.
Author Jeff Green wrote about Pluto-Jupiter individuals, "Some
individuals will develop an attitude of philosophical and intellectual
superiority when they repeatedly find that others do not, or
cannot comprehend what they are trying to say. Superiority promotes
the need to convert others to one's own point of view."
Sometimes this transit manifests itself as inferiority.
Jupiter square Pluto individuals can sometimes set themselves
up as a law unto themselves, often espousing dogmatic codes that
exert control over others. This trait can be seen in his refusal
to drop from the race, which the Republican GOP has called for.
He defies his own party dictates and sets his own rules. Jupiter-Pluto
individuals can become arrogant and unyielding in their determination
to follow what they consider their true path.
Akin's chart may have a T-square between the second, fifth and
eighth houses, which is a complex stressful pattern that emerges
as a single minded motivation throughout life, for better or
worse. But, without his time of birth it is impossible to ascertain.
Akin's actually meant exactly what he said about 'legitimate
rape', and it has even crueler undertones disrespecting the rights
of women who have been raped, calling into question the type
of rape as opposed to the universal viewpoint that rape is unacceptable
under any condition. With Jupiter (politics-government) as a
catalyst, Akin believes he has the political wherewithal and
personal right to make laws that control women according to his
own personal viewpoints, and he was/is speaking from and about
a time period of long ago where discrimination toward female
victims of felonious sexual assault was the norm, and women were
considered the perpetrator of the crime, or the crime swept under
the rug. His personal sense of security is at stake and his belief
system is embedded with the idea that women cannot be allowed
control of their own lives and bodies.
Akin really does not like women as independent individuals; he
believes their actions should be circumscribed and controlled
and thinks it is his place to become the catalyst of these actions.
He may regret his words for political reasons, but he did not
in fact, misspeak; he simply conveyed his own personal world
view about "legitimate rape" and women to the world.
August 6, 2012
Coach, Pedophile, Architect of disaster
A jury convicted former
Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry
Sandusky of 45 counts related to child sex abuse, closing a dark
chapter for Penn State, and the young boys who endured sexual
abuse from a man who was once a nationally known college football
coach. He faces a maximum sentence of 442 years in prison and
barring a reversal on appeal will likely spend the rest of his
life in prison.
Sandusky founded the Second Mile Charity and used it as a cover
to find young boys to sexually abuse. He was married and he and
his wife adopted six children, one of who spoke out against him,
claiming that he had been sexually abused as well. He led a double
life for more than 20 years as a society icon and pedophile,
abusing young boys that were entrusted to his care.
Sandusky was born January 26, 1944 and is a double Aquarius with
his Sun and moon in the sign which are generally connected with
rationality and rational thinking.
His Sun and Moon oppose Pluto at 7 degrees of Leo. Individuals
with Sun/Moon-Pluto in challenging aspects can be 'control freaks,'
and sometimes have deep seated issues relating to power over
others, as well as compulsive behavior, that could include sexual
behavior as Pluto rules sexual behavior to some extent, among
other things. This transit can also drive a person toward success
and achievement in life, which Sandusky attained. Certainly not
all individuals with this transit would be child abusers; it
takes more than one aspect for a person to spend years abusing
children. Pluto rules power, sex, drive, and sometimes those
born with Pluto in the seventh house get into relationships that
are of the impossible type, and relationships in general can
become a breeding ground for issues, control and manipulation
as well as compulsive behavior, unless the individual in question
learns to channel his or her behavior in a positive direction.
Sometimes, those with Sun-Pluto transits in their natal charts
have experienced abuse themselves, then go on and perpetrate
the same behavior on or toward others. But, this represents worst
case scenario, and is just one aspect in his chart that alone
would not make him an abuser. It also contributed to his success.
Sandusky has a complete lack of the water elements in his chart.
The water signs-Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are associated with
compassion and feeling. His chart is dominated by Fire and Air
signs associated with reason, logic, and thinking, but leaving
out the feelings of personal warmth and compassion for his victims.
Prior to his discovery, he appeared a compassionate man in the
eyes of the world, as he started a charity and adopted children.
Aquarians often have a 'world view,' but with no element of water
in his chart he lacked the personal compassion to understand
the damage his abuse would cause the children he molested. It
is likely he coldly thought his actions through, and covered
his trail for many years. But with no compassion involved, there
was in all likelihood no remorse for what he did, because he
lacked the element of compassion toward others, that water signs
provide in a natal chart.
Mercury rules the mind and thinking and Sandusky's Mercury is
in Capricorn. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, and can be considered
a cold sign, and this would represent someone with analytical,
unfeeling thinking. Mercury in Capricorn is often found in the
charts of successful analysts, and business people. Another reason
he likely thought his conquests through coldly and logically,
and another transit that contributed to his success as a coach.
Sandusky's Moon in Aquarius opposes Jupiter in Leo in his house
of partners. This transit indicates someone who thrives on being
admired and perhaps served by others. He tends to exaggerate
around others and desires being in the spotlight. Jupiter rules
young men and boys.
Sandusky's Venus and Saturn oppose each other at 27-20 degrees
of Sagittarius/Gemini. Venus-Saturn individuals are often insecure
and find it difficult to give or receive love, and this generally
emerges as a pattern in life. These individuals sometimes prefer
partners who are significantly younger or older. Underneath the
bravado, Sandusky was an insecure man who expected to be rejected,
and was never able to give or receive love freely, or offer real
compassion to others on a deep level.
The most telling aspect in Sandusky's chart is Mars conjunct
Uranus. This conjunction allows me to rectify his chart to early
morning (around 7a.m.) giving him a Capricorn ascendant. Rectifying
a chart means the astrologer finds something-an aspect that falls
into a certain house that can describe his personality or using
major events in a person's life to calculate the timing. Astrologer-writer
Dave Roell came to the same conclusion, as to his birth time.
"And he has Mars-Uranus conjunct in Gemini. That's touchy.
It's violent. Gemini is a male sign. Mars is a male planet. Gemini
is a mental sign. It likes analysis. It has no emotions, it is
heartless. (Robson called it cruel, which it is, unwittingly
so.) If those two were in the 5th house of sex, that would be
sudden, forceful, cruel sex with boys. As it turns out, I have
just discovered the key factor in Jerry Sandusky's chart, the
key to Jerry Sandusky himself. My hunch that places his Mars-Uranus
conjunction in his 5th has given me the means to rectify his
chart. I did this by working with simple keywords. Sun-Moon-Aquarius
keywords were not suggestive of anything sexually wrong. Jupiter-Pluto-Leo
keywords were not suggestive of anything sexually wrong. But
Uranus- Mars-Gemini implied violence and boys. Placing them in
the 5th gave them sexual connotations."
Mars-Uranus in the fifth house of children is the key element
in Sandusky's chart. For an individual to become a pedophile,
killer or any other type of person despised by society requires
more than any one transit, but there is generally at least one
that stands out.
Looking at Sandusky's progressed chart using the above mentioned
birth time, his Sun has progressed to 14 degrees of Aries. The
heat was turned up on Sandusky in 2011, and summer of 2011 Saturn
was opposing his progressed Sun around 13-14 degrees of Libra.
This represents the absolute turning point and the beginning
of the end for the once renowned coach, and Sun-Saturn transits
can indicate conflict with authorities. His progressed Jupiter,
retrograde at 16-17 degrees of Leo also opposed his Sun. Jupiter
rules young men and can also indicate legal difficulties.
His luck was over, as were his days of abusing young boys.
June 12, 2012
and the Neptune-Pluto-Uranus T-Square
Mitt Romney will be
the Republican nomination for President of the US. Romney is
a 1 degree Gemini ascendant, born March 12, 1947 in Detroit,
MI. He has a Sun, Mercury and Mars in Pisces. His Mars is at
6 degrees, falling within 7 degrees of his Mercury at 13 degrees
of Pisces, which falls in his eleventh house of friends and group
associations. While these planets have a wide orb, individuals
with Mars-Mercury close together are often involved in public
speaking or debate, and issues involving speech, or speaking
often becomes important during their lives. They can also be
abrupt at times, and sometimes even verbally abusive, or speak
before they think.
Throughout the spring-summer, Uranus will sextile his Venus
at the top of his chart at a point known as the mid-heaven which
signifies the career, honors and achievement. Romney was born
with Venus at 8 degrees of Aquarius which lies next to his mid-heaven
at 8 degrees of Aquarius. As Uranus sextiles his Venus over the
next few months, this represents a once in a lifetime career
opportunity. Venus in Aquarius is in a sign that favors politicians,
and Uranus-Venus transits bestow popularity, sparkle and opportunity
for the duration of the transit.
Romney's Sun is at 21 degrees in Pisces and squares his Uranus
at 17 degrees of Gemini. This is one of the most prominent configurations
in his chart, and Uranus-Sun individuals are often prone to revolutionary
sentiments. This aspect often gives a large ego, and often this
individual has an identity that connects to their own sense of
personal freedom. They sometimes do not relate well to others
who may try and push them in a certain direction and at times
they can react with defensiveness. These individuals march to
the beat of their own drummer and don't want to feel hemmed in
by society or others. The thoughts of the mainstream do not usually
interest them, and they are often thought of as 'born rebels.'
Some form of this configuration is historically found in individuals
who acquire power through military coups. Mercury also squares
Uranus, a configuration that can make an individual very changeable
mentally, and often changeable in his/her opinions as well as
brilliant, on occasion.
Both Romney's moon and Venus are at 27 degrees of Scorpio and
lie in his sixth house of work. This is a positive influence
for work and career, and men with a Jupiter-Moon conjunction
are more likely to have a harmonious marriage if the transit
is not adversely aspected. The transit shows a deep inner sensitivity
being in a water sign.
Neptune lies in his fifth house of children and love affairs
at nine degrees of Libra. It is trine his Venus making him a
romantic and showing a love of children, as well as creative.
Throughout spring and summer Pluto is squaring Romney's Neptune
at 8 degrees of Capricorn, and Uranus will be opposing it at
8 degrees of Aries forming a T-Square that becomes 'exact' June
6. This is a major life-altering configuration that will
play out during the next several months. A T-Square is a configuration
involving two planets in exact opposition to each other, making
a 90 degree square aspect to another that looks like a triangle.
Oppositions generally indicate problems that come from others,
and squares are indicative of struggles in general.
All individuals born in 1945-47 will experience this life
altering transit, and many relationships will change or be altered
as a result of this once in a lifetime transformative configuration
that is affecting Neptune in the sign of relationships. How their
lives will be changed depends upon their individual natal chart
and where natal Neptune and this T-Square is occurring in their
personal chart. It will be individual in its effects to each
The fifth house is generally concerned with children, friends,
and love affairs, and Libra rules relationships of all types,
that include governmental relationships as well as marriage.
Neptune in Libra in the fifth house of a natal chart generally
signifies a great creative and transformative force, as well
as relationships with children and lovers that will play significant
and idealistic roles in the individual's life. When Pluto
squares Neptune in the fifth house, look for changes to occur
in these areas, and the definition of these relationships to
change or alter in some way. Pluto is the planet of transformation
and change, and one way or other significant changes will occur
during this period. Pluto-Neptune transits have an obsessive
quality to them.
Uranus is the planet indicative of sudden and unexpected change.
Uranus opposing Neptune often deals with situations of
a deceptive nature, and can involve separations from friends
and partners as well as difficulties related to partners. This
transit sometimes represents a lack of clarity as to direction
and as well as drastic revision of goals and objectives. It can
also represent a desire to overthrow the existing order and unexpected
problems with money, taxes and other people's money. There is
generally a great deal of confusion associated with it, and sometimes
people unexpectedly leave one's life.
All in all, the transit in Romney's chart is indicative of scandal,
changes with friends and partners and unexpected and unplanned
difficulties in relationships of all types, as well as issues
over taxes and other people's money. The houses involved are
fifth, the eighth house of sex, money, taxes and other people's
money, and the eleventh house of friends and groups, as well
as hopes and wishes.
This configuration will be set off when Mercury squares his Neptune
and opposes Pluto June 11-12. June 30, the Sun squares his Neptune
and opposes Pluto. The week of July 14 could be significant to
Romney as Mercury retrogrades on his Saturn at 12 degrees of
Libra. July 20, Mars conjuncts Neptune, opposing Uranus and squaring
Pluto, and this will also set off the transit, as well. The July
3 full moon in Capricorn is a date to watch concerning Romney
as well as July's new moon in Cancer on July 19. He will face
many planetary challenges over the next 60 days.
It is interesting to note that former Presidential candidate
Herman Cain had/has the same configuration in his chart with
his Neptune at 8 degrees of Libra, as well. When he withdrew
from his candidacy for President, Pluto was squaring his Neptune,
along with other transits.
Romney's wife Ann will experience some difficult Saturn transits
in late August-early September as Saturn opposes her Sun/Venus
at 26 degrees of Aries. Ann is an Aries through and through with
four of ten planets located in the sign of the Ram. She was born
April 16, 1949, and her time of birth is unpublished. Saturn
opposing Sun-Venus is a difficult transit and one can often feel
disconnected from their partner at this time. Sun-Saturn is a
tiring transit that is often seen when health problems arise,
but is otherwise tiring and negative. By late August-early September
Neptune retrogrades back to 0 degrees of Pisces, placing it within
1 degree of opposing her Saturn in Leo located in her fifth house
of children, friends and love affairs.
Ann experienced this Neptune-Saturn opposition during 2010 and
2011. This transit has been referred to as the 'dark night of
the soul,' and is indicative of people and situations that may
fade out of one's life. An individual often is confronted with
unpleasant situations during this period, and often one's perception
of reality is severely challenged at this time. Sometimes this
transit can relate to degenerative type diseases, as well. This
will be the final pass of this transit for Ann. She will experience
the same Neptune-Pluto-Uranus T-Square as her husband in 2013,
as her Neptune lies at 13 degrees of Libra.
May 23, 2012
Summer : Disco Queen of Hearts
Donna Summer was born
Donna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948 in Boston, MA. She became
the disco queen pop icon of the late seventies and early eighties
and will be remembered fondly by those who danced the nights
away during the disco craze of that period. Donna passed away
May 17, 2012 in the morning hours of lung cancer she believed
was caused by toxic debris from the 9-11 tragedy.
Donna was born with
five of the ten planets in her fifth house which rules creativity.
She has a Sun at 10 degrees of Capricorn, making her a serious
individual who worked hard to achieve her goals. Jupiter, Mercury,
Mars and the Moon also fall in the house of creativity conspiring
to make her a natural born entertainer.
Her Venus is at 14 degrees of Sagittarius sextiled by Neptune,
and this configuration makes for a fine musician or artist. It
bestows a fertile and active imagination and allows the individual
to seem to 'soak in,' their surroundings as though subtle psychic
Donna was born with Saturn trine her Sun and Jupiter. This configuration
would make her a hard worker, and the discipline to work would
come easy. Saturn trine Jupiter is often a transit associated
with the ability to make money in one's lifetime.
Uranus is located in Donna's tenth house of career at 28 degrees
of Gemini. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet associated
with singing, writing and the voice. Individuals born with Uranus
in the tenth house have unusual careers that sometimes change
Neptune, the planet that rules drugs and alcohol, is square her
Sun, Jupiter and Mercury in her fifth house. Neptune square Sun
and/or Jupiter individuals are often prone to drug and alcohol
problems. It is public knowledge Donna struggled with drug problems,
and she states in published reports to have gone through a 'Janis
Joplin,' phase when she was in her late teens. The same Neptune
square can also indicate psychic ability and an interest in spiritual
matters, and she is reported to have had psychic experiences.
Individuals born with Saturn in their twelfth house can often
become their own worst enemy, and are frequently too critical
Summer's well known hit, 'Love to Love You Baby,' was
released in August of 1975, followed by a string of other hits.
During this period Jupiter, the planet of gain was sextile all
of her Capricorn planets in her house of creativity giving her
luck with all she undertook. In the following years as she reached
a peak of success Uranus trined her Uranus in her tenth house
of career bringing once in a lifetime opportunities. It was during
this period she became queen of the disco to an entire generation
who sadly mourn her loss.
Timing of Death
Summer passed in the early morning of May 17. At this time the
Uranus-Pluto square was falling directly across her 10 degree
Sun (as well as Jupiter), at 7-9 degrees of Aries-Capricorn.
The Sun represents the individual, the vital core of the human
being. Transiting Uranus was located in the eighth house, which
often concerns death.
The May 20 eclipse would fall directly on her mid-heaven, opposing
the fourth house/cusp, thought of as the house representing the
end of life. Eclipse energy can begin long before the event occurs.
Neptune was opposing Saturn at 3 degrees of Pisces-Virgo from
the sixth to the twelfth house. The twelfth house is often associated
with hospital stays, illness, even death. Neptune-Saturn transits
are sometimes associated with degenerative type diseases. Mercury
was opposing Pluto in the twelfth house as well. Mercury rules
the lungs and this transit can also be associated with timing
of death, but only if other major transits and progressions are
in effect as well.
April 24, 2012
Dick Clark was born
on November 30, 1929 in Bronxville, NY. He passed away April
18, 2012 after minor surgery. He had a Scorpio Ascendant and
a 29 degree Scorpio moon, making him an emotional Scorpio with
a passionate inner life. That said, he is just barely a Scorpio
moon, as it is less than one degree away from the sign Sagittarius
giving him emotional traits of both signs. Individuals with a
Sagittarius moon are usually upbeat, freedom loving and generally
happy, as long as they don't feel confined. His Venus is also
in Scorpio at 21 degrees, giving him a confident and intense
nature, and making his passionate about his chosen craft.
Clark has three planets in Sagittarius: his Sun at 7 degrees,
Mars at 8 degrees and Mercury at 9 degrees. With Mars and Mercury
in the sign of 'wide open spaces,' communication and speech was
bound to play an important place in his life. With these three
planets together in the most expansive of signs he was destined
to dream big, and pursue even bigger dreams. Sun/Mercury/Mars
individuals are outspoken and could be a perfectionist in any
debate or situation that involves speaking. He had an analytical
mind, and great condor, that could be irritating to some. Sagittarians
are known for being brutally honest. This type of individual
would excel in a field requiring adept speech and love to share
his/her views. These three planets in Sagittarius opposing his
Jupiter in Gemini gave him eternal youth as a result of a lifelong
desire to keep up with the times and learn new things.
Neptune falls in Clark's tenth house of career at ten degrees
of Virgo. Neptune rules the creative arts, and Virgo would make
him a perfectionist. Mercury opposing Jupiter gave him the gift
of gab, a constant interest in current trends and a desire to
know and understand future events in his business. Mars squares
Neptune in his chart, and this transit provides an inner dream
world and is the soul and inspiration often found in a true artist.
Uranus falls squarely in his fifth house of creativity and love
affairs. Uranus in this house would denote a career in the entertainment
business or involving creativity. Individuals with a prominent
Uranus often follow a very unusual career path. Uranus trines
his Sun/Mars/Mercury giving him charisma and sparkle and making
him adept at finding opportunities. Uranus sextiling Jupiter
was destined to give him financial success and wealth. Uranus
in the fifth might denote unusual experiences relating to love
affairs, and many of them might not be permanent. Dick Clark
was married three times.
Saturn lies at 1 degree of Capricorn, giving him a great head
for business. It falls in his second house of money. Individuals
with this transit will work hard for their money and often accumulate
more of it as they get older.
Clark got his start on a televised show called Bob Horn's
Bandstand in 1952. When Horn left the show Clark took over
as full-time host on July 9, 1956, and the show ultimately became
Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Through his efforts it
was picked up and distributed by ABC. At the time he took over
as host of the show Jupiter was sextiling Saturn in his second
house of money. Jupiter is the money planet and this transit
went a long way toward helping his success. Within months Uranus
would trine his Sun, a transit that often brings some of the
biggest opportunities of a lifetime. By the next year Uranus
would sextile his Jupiter bringing financial success as well.
Clark's success in life could be predicted by his natal chart,
and the timing of transits at the start of his career meant he
was in the right place at the right time, along with the talent
Dick Clark brought his own brand of creativity to the music world
and was loved millions. Goodbye, Dick Clark, you will be missed!
Voice of an Angel - Life Cut Short
She had the voice of
an angel, super model looks, made millions of dollars, and had
international superstar status. She had a mystique that was magic
and alluring even in her darkest moments. But, at the end it
was not enough to prevent or overcome the personal demons that
plagued her life right up to the end. The final chapter of her
life was played out alone in a hotel room in Los Angeles Saturday
afternoon, February 11, 2012, where she was found dead lying
in a bathtub. Whitney Houston, beloved by millions of fans worldwide,
was pronounced dead at the age of 48. Neither the well wishes
of millions or the love of those close to her could change it.
She joins a long list of beloved celebrities who died as a result
of drugs, either directly or indirectly, and questions and rumors
about her final hours will be speculated on long after she has
been laid to rest.
Whitney Houston was
born August 9, 1963 at 8:55pm. Several major aspects dominate
her natal chart, contributing to events that led to her death.
Neptune falls at 12 degrees of Scorpio, lying in her eighth house
of death, drugs and other people's money. It creates a T-square
between Venus/Sun and Saturn. A T-Square is a configuration involving
three planets that include a 180 degree opposition and two 90
degree squares. When a chart is dominated by a major transit
such as this, the individual's life will be troubled according
to the nature of the planets involved and their house positions,
and an aspect like this one will make or break the individual.
On one hand, it gave her the magnetism and creativity to become
one of the world's most loved entertainers, and at the same time
it led to her distorted personal life. Venus at 11 degrees of
Leo falls in her sixth house of work and health, squared by Neptune
in the eighth house of drugs, other people's money, and death,
then opposed by Saturn in her 12th house of self-undoing. Venus
rules love and money and the T-square involving these two planets
would lead to a difficult, if not impossible love life, permeated
with problems and obstacles. Drugs/alcohol lies, debt, prisons,
isolation, self defeating behavior and betrayal could all be
part of the nature of this configuration, and it would not be
an easy road to travel. Venus opposes Saturn in a wide orb of
eight degrees. Venus-Saturn individuals often have a difficult
time finding love, and when they do, it frequently leads to relationships
with Saturnine type themes-restrictions, lack of sensitive feelings
from others, hard times, and problems imposed by a partner who
can be too harsh, restrictive or problematic in some way. Neptune
in her eighth house tells us part of the problem is related to
drugs or alcohol, along with a very romantic attitude regarding
love. Neptune-Venus individuals are highly romantic, often creative,
and frequently 'in love with love.' They will go the distance
for their partner and sometimes accept behavior from their significant
no one else would. Sometimes they cling to a relationship when
all hope is lost. Those born under this transit often have an
idealized image of their love, as opposed to a realistic one.
It can also describe a partner with drug or other addictions
associated with the planet Neptune-the planet of illusion, delusion
and confusion. Whitney fell in love with troubled singer Bobby
Brown, and then spent a decade on the front pages of the tabloids
as she herself became addicted to drugs during the marriage.
Venus-Neptune individuals can desire love to the extent they
are destroyed by their own actions. Marilyn Monroe had almost
the same exact fixed T-square in her natal chart! Her Neptune
at 24 degrees of Leo fell in her sixth house squaring Saturn
in her 8th house of death, and opposed her Venus at 20 degrees
of Aquarius. Marilyn was another beloved performer who tapped
into the magical energy of Venus-Neptune, but never found lasting
love, and in the end died alone of a drug overdose. She too,
was the architect of her own undoing, along with the others who
helped her along her personal path of destruction.
Whitney's Sun at 16
degrees of Leo opposes Saturn in her twelfth house and is part
of the T-square involving Venus and Neptune as well. Saturn in
the twelfth house represents an individual who is often their
own worst enemy, as well as 'secret enemies'. These individuals
might go unknown and undiscovered for years, posing as a significant
entity in the individual's life. These people could be thought
of as friends, family members, or even lovers, before the person
discovers they are not actually playing a helpful role at all.
Sun in twelfth house is considered the house of karma, and the
individual often follows what is seen as a life where most events
whether good or bad are outside the individuals control. The
Sun represents the soul of the individual and in a woman's chart
it represents the Father, and the primary men in the woman's
life, including husband. Often the Father is not really present
in some way, or emotionally unavailable, abusive, or weak, and
entire identity of the individual becomes affected. The primary
relationships to parents often set the tone for what is to come
in life and women with Sun-Saturn oppositions in the natal chart
often end up with partners who repeat the patterns of limitation
learned in early life through the father. Whitney's Father was
divorced from her Mother Sissy, and married a woman 40 years
his junior. He passed away in 2003, and Whitney recently won
a lawsuit against her step Mother over the insurance policy that
was meant to be hers, according to news reports. This is indicated
in her chart by Pluto squaring natal Mars, and Whitney must have
felt very angry about her right to collect the life insurance.
According to published reports, her Father owed her money that
was supposed to be repaid years before. The younger Mrs. Houston
was angered, and allegedly wanted the money to pay off her mortgage.
Whitney was dealing with issues surrounding her Father up until
the end of her life.
Whitney's moon at 17
degrees Aries opposes her Mars in the eighth at 8 degrees by
a wide orb. Mars-Moon individuals frequently experience a great
deal of emotional turmoil, especially in relationships and marriage.
In a woman's chart this can indicate associations with violent
men. Mars in the eighth indicates an abusive, dangerous partner,
and Pluto in the seventh house of marriage indicates difficult
relationships, possibly with someone who has could have criminal
tendencies. Pluto events can be life or death situations and
this placement indicates a partner that could have something
to do with her ultimate demise. Numerous reports indicate husband
Bobby Brown contributed to her drug abuse, he was arrested on
more than one occasion, and accused of battery. Pluto conjunct
Mercury/Uranus in the seventh house would indicate an obsessive-compulsive
quality about relationships, and the combination is sometimes
fatalistic in terms of attitude. This transit gave her a perfectionist
drive and a keen intellect with her music, but it kept her connected
to the wrong type of individual for too long a period of time.
Uranus in the seventh house indicates a person likely to divorce
or not sustain a stable relationship.
By looking at the prominent
transits in Whitney's chart we can get an idea of the major themes
of her life during her last year. Transiting Pluto-Mars transits
bring out the inner rage in an individual and they often feel
pushed beyond their limits. It is a transit that can indicate
violence, break ups, and power struggles, along with a need for
self-regeneration. There is often conflict over money and joint
finances. During the Uranus-Pluto square in spring of 2011, life
would have been filled with explosive, sudden events, and power
struggles and rage, as well as life threatening dangers. This
is the realm of Pluto-Mars. Add Uranus to the mix and events
happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Add to that Saturn conjuncting
her Mars in the eighth house (drugs) and spring of 2011 would
have been a draining, volatile time with many unexpected events
taking place in Whitney's life. Published reports say she entered
rehab in May of 2011. During the same period Neptune entered
Pisces, creating an opposition to Uranus in her chart. Neptune
rules drugs and alcohol, and these tendencies are often triggered
by transits of this type. By fall of 2011 Saturn was opposing
her moon at 16 degrees of Aries. Saturn-Moon transits often coincide
with issues and struggles with women, self reflection, loneliness
and feelings of isolation or depression.
Eclipses are timing
factors and the December 2011 lunar eclipse fell very close to
her fourth house cusp. Along with the eighth and twelfth houses,
the fourth is often linked with end of life.
By January 2012, Pluto
was moving forward again squaring Mars in her eighth house of
death, (exact at time of death.) On February 4, Neptune moved
back into Pisces, the sign ruling drugs and alcohol, opposing
her Uranus in Virgo. The new moon on February 7 fell in Pisces
and conjuncted Neptune, the sign (and planet) associated with
drugs and alcohol, opposing Uranus, Pluto and Mercury. Moon-Uranus
transits often deal with sudden and unexpected events, and Pluto
concerns life altering events.
Last 48 hours:
Both the Sun and Mercury
in Aquarius conjuncted Saturn in her twelfth house. The twelfth
house is sometimes referred to as the 'end of the journey.' While
Whitney has been portrayed in the media as being social and having
fun (Jupiter trines her Uranus, a transit indicative of exuberance
and over-indulgence) the influence of both Mercury and the Sun
conjunct Saturn show a far different picture that what was portrayed.
Sun-Mercury/Saturn transits, especially hitting the twelfth house
would be considered generally prone to tiredness and exhaustion,
depression and desirous of spending time alone. There is often
a sense of self-doubt, worry, responsibilities and critical developments
can affect reputation and career. These transits would represent
insecurities, potential arguments with others, and problems with
romantic opportunity. By the time her body was discovered on
February 11, the moon in Libra had crossed Mars, the planet in
her eighth house (death). Pluto was squaring Mars at time of
The Heavenly choir has
a new voice now. The voice is angelic and yet familiar to us
all. Whitney's voice stands out strong among the many others.
She sings with the vigor of her youth, in days unhampered by
years of abuse. Her voice does not waver or crack now and her
passion will continue to inspire us all long after she is laid
to rest. Whitney Houston, thank you for so much - RIP.
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