Charts of Rock Stars
David Bowie, 8th Jan 1947, Capricorn
Kurt Cobain 20th Feb 1967, Pisces
In David's chart, it is clear to see the Sun and Mars in Capricorn give the combined drive and determination to turn ambition into success. This is not initially apparent when overshadowed by the colourful theatre of Leo.
Aquarius on the Ascendant gives an unconventional outlook to opposing Leo. With considerable planetary energy in Leo (showman of the Zodiac), the sometimes strange Aquarius is given room to play out different personas.
Uranus in Gemini adds the element of dual sexuality.
Kurt's chart reveals that he has almost all of his planets in water signs, making him a highly emotional and sensitive guy. It is really unusual to have this concentration. His Moon, in the Zodiac sign of Cancer, is in the career house. This is an uncomfortable position for it to be in.
Acutely sensitive and receptive to others, Pisces has four planets and Chiron (a wound/ method to a cure) opposite Pluto and Uranus. These are in the critical analytical sign of Virgo giving him a tendency for his feelings to ruminate on emotional quicksand.
It would be hard for such an intense water sign such as Cobain to control emotions that were probably bigger than he was. Earth and Air elements in his chart would have counter-balanced overwhelming feelings and compulsions. The companions around him were also water signs doing nothing to level him out on his final step of self destruction.
Jim's chart has some striking features that show sudden and powerful change will occur in health and work situations. (Pluto on the North Node of Destiny in the 6th house.) Original and unconventional Aquarius is his rising sign, making him a trend setter rather than a follower. (Like Bowie) Mercury in the 11th house Capricorn ensures Jim's rise to the top of any group, while his fire Sun in the 10th house of career suggests he does it very well! Scorpio sits on the MC helping to create the smoldering sexual energy that made him a photograhic icon. Jupiter in Leo 7th house brings him huge appeal to others and Moon in Taurus gives him a love of sensory pleasures. Noteworthy to other Astrologers, his 5th harmonic or vibrational chart, chimes perfectly with keyboard player Ray Manzarek, giving the distinctive sound to 'The Doors'
Karen's chart is one 'big reveal' into the psychology and ultimate self destruction spearheaded by Cancer rising and Pluto conjunct with the Moon. As I myself have 'Cancer rising' I feel particulary concerned about this chart that really deserves more than a brief overview.
The deep feelings that can be heard in Karen's effortless singing can take credit from her Cancerian nature but also too, her relationship with family, food, and the unconventionally difficult outer planet Uranus. Self control issues of the Sun opposing Saturn is to 'not allow', and Destiny's vanguard for independence in Aries was one that she didn't achieve. The very hurtful relationship dynamics with her husband, mother & brother, the people closest to her, drew her inward, into self harm, a Pisces MC, Sun and Cancerian combination. The fantastic musical gifts high up in Aquarius leave a requiem to a beautiful soul who died at 32.
Jim Morrison, 8th December 1943. Sagittarius
Karen Carpenter, 2nd March 1950, Pisces
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Syd Barrett. 6th January 1946. Capricorn
Syd Barrett was a founder member of Pink Floyd and was famous for his experimental lifestyle of drug indulgence, being at the musical vanguard of the 60's and finally, becoming a recluse.
His time of birth has been worked out using the traditional method of Profection. The Ascendant degree places the time of birth and casts the configuration of the whole chart. This has been worked out using biographical life events that place the planets in Astrological Houses.
He was the inspiration for some of Pink Floyd's most successful tracks, and ultimately became a legend for gifted but flawed genius.
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