vrijdag 23 november 2012

Michael Hutchence's artistic pattern

In Astropost: Midpoint combinations: 3 in 1 the chart of the final days of Michael Hutchence, singer of INXS has been used as an example. Important for his career: Mercury. Mercury has a special position in his natal chart. There are no trines, sextiles, squares, conjunctions or oppositions in sign or orb 5 degrees with Mercury. Mercury sits on the Ascendant.

That is a double prominence for Mercury, the planet of the birds, the writers, the singers and the messengers. Here is the chart with transits and progressions for the day of his death. The pattern of artistic talent is in Venus septile the elevated Moon, semi square Neptune and half sesquisquare (67.5d) Midheaven.

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woensdag 21 november 2012

Astropost: Chart of Adele

On Astropost: Chart of Adele you see the chart with transits and progressions for the day that Adele gave birth to her son (October 19) and 10 keys to her success.

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dinsdag 7 augustus 2012

Astropost: Chart of Commandeur Dustin Hoffman

See Astropost: Chart of Commandeur Dustin Hoffman because it is Dustin Hoffman's birthday today...

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zondag 29 juli 2012

Onslow (Geoffrey Hughes) died

Geoffrey Hughes (Onslow in 'Keeping up appearances') died last Friday. The actor's chart, transits and progressions are here.

The natal chart has a 'calling' Mercury (Mercury has no major aspects in sign or orb 5 degrees). That means that communicating, somehow, anyhow was very important to him. As Mercury happens to be rising before the Sun, the voice (means for communication) is important. With Venus square Neptune and the Moon in Taurus we can see part of the astrological pattern of artist talents*). There are three inconjunctions with Venus in the natal chart (coming from Mars, Uranus and Pluto). Quincunxes (and especially three of them) often refer to illnesses.

Progressed Mercury was square Pluto when he found out (on October 4, 2010) that there was a (prostate) cancer relapse.
At the time of his death we see transit Saturn sextile natal Jupiter. Also transit Pluto was inconjunct natal Mars (in the natal chart there is a tight sextile between Mars and Pluto; the resonation intensifies the nature of the aspects). Transit Pluto is inconjunct his natal Pluto. Progressed Mars is opposition natal Venus (natal chart: inconjunct) and semi sextile Node (natal chart: sextile).
The combination of Venus, Mars, Node and Pluto might refer to a gender related problem. The inconjunctions (and semi sextile) refer to illnesses (and losses). A sextile (IMO) mirrors the easy way out (he died peacefully in his sleep). May he rest in peace!

*) The astrological pattern of artistic talents consists of aspects between Moon, Venus and Neptune, placements in the related signs Cancer, Taurus, Libra and Pisces and a connection with Midheaven (for the professional). See the examples on this blog.

vrijdag 20 juli 2012

Talent of David Bowie

On Astropost I write about the Mars-Saturn issue in the chart, transits and progressions of David Bowie. Mars-Saturn is the theme of discipline, ended energy and blocked activity, but also the theme of heroes. There are rumors about his health AND there are rumors about a concert during the Olympics. The Mars-Saturn energy requires hard work and strict measures. Let us see how this energy pops up in real life.

Here I have a look at the artist in the chart. David Bowie is a man of many talents. Maybe that is why there are so many prominent placements in the chart.

We see:
  • Uranus calling! (and inconjunct Sun and Mars)
  • Jupiter calling!
(Jupiter and Uranus symbolize the sudden windfall. It is a lucky combination).
  • Venus is elevated (entertainment)
  • Mars rises before the sun (activist, enterprise)
This shows us that there is passion (Venus and Mars) and that there are party's (Venus and Jupiter) and maybe a short fuse (Mars-Uranus) but also always successful action (Mars-Jupiter).
  • Moon, Saturn and Pluto are on the Descendant (for difficulties to reach out)
Those are 70% of the placements. Among them: Moon, Neptune and Venus, part of the pattern of artistic talents.

The Moon is trine Venus and half sesquisquare (67.5d) Neptune. Venus is septile Neptune. Venus is conjunct Midheaven, the Moon is trine Midheaven and Neptune is sextile Midheaven. All three are prominent in the chart. It is unmistakable the chart of someone with a great professional artistic career.

zaterdag 14 juli 2012

Astropost: Chart of Mick Jagger

On Astropost: Chart of Mick Jagger about the talent AND the women in his chart.

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woensdag 11 juli 2012

Chart of Giorgio Armani

It is rather easy to see the fashion, the style and being special in the chart of Giorgio Armani. Water signs use to go with the flow and fashion is such a flow. Do designers create fashion or do they follow a trend? I am not sure. Anyway, what a designer needs is sense of beauty and style with vision. He or she needs to be creative. They also need to be special and draw attention (or else, who would notice their creations?). It is also important to meet the right guys and be in the right place. All that is in the chart of Giorgio Armani.

The Pattern
The astrological pattern of artistic talent consists of aspects between Moon, Venus, Neptune and Midheaven and placements in the signs corresponding with Moon (Cancer), Venus (Libra, Taurus) and Neptune (Pisces. In this chart the Moon in Cancer is semi sextile Venus and sextile Neptune. Venus is square Neptune. Neptune is Trine the Taurus Midheaven.
Of Moon, Venus and Neptune, the Moon is the most important one. The Moon is in own sign and rises before the Sun. The Sun is highlighting the issue of 'needs'. The Moon is also the final dispositor of Midheaven (Taurus, Venus in Gemini, Mercury in Cancer, Moon in Cancer).

There are two quintiles with Midheaven. Sun is quintile Midheaven and so is Mercury. That is telling us that he is a creative thinker and merchandiser or communicator.  He also knows how to draw attention. And he is creative in selling himself!

He started his business during an opposition of Saturn with Sun (questioning yourself if you really are a business man) and with progressed Venus on Midheaven (a wish coming through and the career related to women, style and beauty).

One of the keys to success is self confidence and belief in your own value. That is why Jupiter-Pluto aspects and midpoints are abundant in the charts of people who moved a few steps on the ladder. Armani has the Sun in aspect with Jupiter and Pluto (wide) and within 2 degrees orb semi square the midpoint Jupiter/Pluto. He completes that with the drive to work hard (Mars trine Saturn).

Here is where I found his photo:

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woensdag 30 mei 2012

See Astropost: Chart of Bob Dylan (Medal of Freedom)

On Astropost: Chart of Bob Dylan (Medal of Freedom) you can read about the keys to the career and talent in the chart of Bob Dylan, that you see here:

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zondag 27 mei 2012

Chart of d.o.b. Loreen (Lorine) and Eurovision

The chart of Loreen (winner of Eurovision song contest 2012) is clear about it: it is time for pleasant surprise and SINGING (Venus-Uranus in natal chart and transits of Venus, Sun and Uranus)

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vrijdag 25 mei 2012

Chart and talent of Engelbert Humperdinck

This is a blog about Engelbert Humperdinck, now representing the UK in Baku (Eurovision Song contest). Here is the picture of him:

And here is the chart, with transits and progressions for his 7th year of age:

Why his 7th? 
Because, most (if not all) of the artists on this blog have a pattern in the chart. That pattern links Moon, Venus and Neptune to each other and to Midheaven. Often the corresponding signs (Cancer, Libra, Taurus and Pisces) get some accent. And even more often there is a combination of that all. Not so in the chart of Engelbert Humperdinck, however. Now I can start wondering if he really really was born on May 2, 1936 in Madras at exactly 23:48 or I can start finding indications for what he actually did all of his life: performing and singing. Maybe I’d better start to have a more ‘neutral’ look at the chart, as if I didn’t know that it is his. Because then, what you see is this:

-      Uranus, ruler 2,  is very important (rising before the Sun, between Sun and Venus, and conjunct the IC)
-      Venus is also important, though in a ‘wrong’ sign (Aries) because of the square with the Ascendant and Pluto (ruler MC)
-      Pluto is angular, on the Descendant. That is an important position
-      Mercury is calling! There is no major aspect within
sign or orb 5 degrees, and that means that communicating and using pen or voice will be important at any possible level! Mercury is also strong in Gemini. And Mercury happens to be the final ruler of Midheaven (Scorpio-Pluto-Moon-Mercury). Somehow communicating will be important in the profession.
-      The Moon is important because of the opposition with Zero Aries, about to change sign and ‘rush into’ Libra. Now that is one of the ‘artistic signs’! 

BTW For those interested in houses and their rulers: Uranus, ruler 2 is not only the ruler of the house of making money. It is also the ruler of the house of public performance (5 of 10). Mercury is also ruling the 5th house of performance AND the 10th of public. 

With Sun in Taurus (artistic sign) and Moon about to enter Libra, important because of Aries Point, we have two of the artistic signs. Moon and Venus are important, but for the complete pattern of artistic talent, Neptune is still ‘missing’.  And there are no aspects between them, unless we use the very minor 15d aspect between Moon and Neptune. We could do that, but it is like this with minor aspects: they don't SHOW immediately. Apparently, the birth chart of Engelbert Humperdinck wasn’t immediately showing the artist. He BECAME one. In his biography I read about the importance of a saxophone. 

At age 7 his Venus was in the 6th degree of Taurus, exactly square Ascendant, while Neptune was exactly sextile Midheaven. Transit Pluto was opposition progressed Ascendant and square Uranus. There was a revolutionary change at the time (the introduction of a saxophone, in fact) just at the right moment. Because Venus had moved to the more artistic Taurus, the progressed Moon trine Venus helped to get some sense of style and beauty and transit Neptune on natal Moon opened the gate to sensitivity. Now there was a pattern of artistic talent! (Moon trine Venus and Neptune with natal and progressed Moon. We also see Progressed Venus conjunct natal Uranus (a change of preferences, new toy).

Just like the natal chart of President Obama doesn't immediately show the leader (and the progressed chart DOES, see Astropost: http://astropost.blogspot.com/2010/12/astropost-progressed-chart-and-how-one.html ), the chart of Humperdinck doesn't immediately ring a bell, but the progressed chart of age 7 does. Apparently, circumstances were of importance when choosing a later career. Uranus on IC might be an indication for a slightly different way to make a living than usual in his family (his father was in the army). (For this, see: http://tribes.tribe.net/4h/thread/9b852239-c079-4a98-9551-8c2c937628ca ) Whatever he would become, it just HAD to be different, true? It had to be different and had to deal with voice or pen (Mercury!). 

If you like to add some of your ideas about the artist in the chart of Engelbert Humperdinck, please feel free to comment!

vrijdag 6 april 2012

Chart of Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman's chart is here to show you the pattern of professional artistic talent and to let you know that her progressed Sun is conjunct the Midheaven of Grace Kelly, now that she will act as Princess Gracia in a next movie. They have the same Ascendant Scorpio.

The pattern of artistic talent in the chart of Nicole Kidman is:

Moon trine Venus
Moon half semi square Neptune
(And Venus 97.5 Neptune).
Sun is calling! (drawing attention at any possible level)
Sun is biquintile Neptune for a creative fantasy
Moon in the 2nd house feels the need to show off in a professional way
And what more do you need? Success? Jupiter is also 'calling'! With Sun and Jupiter prominent there is a lot of self confidence.

Astropost: From Grace Kelly to Princess Gracia

On Astropost: From Grace Kelly to Princess Gracia: about the chart and character, the horoscope and the situation. Together they created a Princess Gracia. But it is also about the pattern of talent in her chart and contains a link to Astrology & Love for more about the transits and progressions on her wedding day.

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woensdag 4 april 2012

Chart of Barry Humphries (Dame Edna)

Perez Hilton recently interviewed Barry Humphries, better know as Dame Edna, who announced to sort of retire a bit after the shows of this summer. And Mars is opposition Neptune, just like in Barry Humphries' chart. So time to have a look how the chart shows that he is in show bizz (he is a comedian, artist, author and character actor). Here is the chart and what do we get? I’ll show you where the talent, motivation, vocation and ambition is.

First there is the usual pattern of artistic talent: Moon sextile Venus and trine Midheaven; Venus inconjunct Neptune, Moon 157.5 (sesquisquare + half semi square) Neptune. These aspects connect to construct the pattern of artistic professional talent. Moon, Venus, Neptune (and Midheaven) aren’t in the signs ruled by them (Cancer, Taurus, Libra and Pisces). Sun/Moon is in artistic Pisces, conjunct Mercury and Pallas in Pisces. And maybe I should include the minor aspects of Midheaven with Venus (68.7 a wider semi sesquisquare) and Neptune (binovile) to complete the picture of an artistic career.

That means that he is being motivated to be a messenger (communicating, writing, talking). Mercury is in Pisces and that makes it easy to tell tales.

Fun, that is Venus. I am happy to see that  Venus in his chart doesn’t make major aspects in sign or within an orb of 5 degrees. That is what I name a ‘calling’ Venus. People with a calling Venus have a sort of a vocation for what is beautiful, charming, diplomatic, nice or …fun! So now we have the chart of an ambitious person with artistic talent who wants to entertain at any possible level, somehow, anyhow! 

Barry is a comedian and Dame Edna is part of the comedy. Aquarius is frequent in the charts of comedians and Barry is an Aquarian. Uranus biquintile Midheaven is reflecting the creative ‘shock’ for the public. Purple hair IS a shock!:) Dressing up like a lady is always shocking or fun (depending on who watches it). Uranus is the recipe for controversy. But I also like to point at Sedna biquintile Neptune ruler Ascendant and the artist name resembling Sedna: Edna. (Mercury is in Pisces now that I write this blog post and conjunct my Node, sorry, but than you start seeing what rhymes!:)

Barry Humphries is still working at age 78 and that is rather special. The Aquarian Sun in aspect with Jupiter and Uranus (and Jupiter in aspect with Uranus) there is some understanding why: Humphries’ chart has some of the positions of those who reach a more than average age (see Astromarkt: age and astrology). He didn’t do much for it. I read that he did what he had to do as a Mars (in the 1st house) opposition Neptune  (in the 7th house!*) person in the 60s: he drank a lot and that ruined his first marriage.

He married 4 times and his chart has all of the indications for it: Mars semi square Uranus, Venus inconjunct Neptune, Moon semi square Saturn and 157.5 Neptune. Those are all of the 4 possible signs of divorce in a males’ chart! Gender neutral is the opposition between ruler 1 and 7 in this chart. Yes, Barry Humphries’ chart got what it takes to get divorced.

Barry Humphries’ chart shows that he is ambitious (Saturn rises before the Sun) and that his parents were important for who he became later (but not by following into their footsteps,, but by taking another road). It is interesting that his father was a construction (Saturn!) manager (Saturn!). Another way to express Saturn’s prominence is of course: getting old. And maybe (but I’m just guessing) he is much more serious in what he does than we expect a comedian to be.

They say that there is humor in Capricorn and Saturn.

Right now Transit Neptune is semi square the midpoint of natal Asc/MC. That is often an indication for a moment of retirement. Mind if I point at transit Saturn trine the Sun and square Progressed Midheaven in September? Saturn ends, just like this story.


*)PS Results of the poll about Mars-Neptune on Astropost.blogspot.com:


One of the possibilities might also be working in disguise!:)

woensdag 14 maart 2012

Chart of Kurt Cobain

It is Pisces time, time to add the chart of Kurt Cobain to the number of chats of artists, musicians, actors and directors etc. etc. on this blog. A complete study of the transits and progressions at vital moments of change in the life of Kurt Cobain has now been published on Astromarkt. Here you see the natal chart with transits and progressions for his birthday in 1991, when he started to become more famous than he wanted.

As it is Mercury retrograde today, the picture refuses to be as clear as it is on Astromarkt:). So if you want to have a better view, go there. But for those interested in the pattern of artistic talent: it is there!
Moon in Cancer, Venus in Pisces, Moon 108 degree minor aspect with Venus, Venus trine Neptune, Neptune 157.5 degree minor aspect with MC, Neptune rising before the Sun.

vrijdag 2 maart 2012

The talented chart of Jon Bon Jovi

Today is the birthday of Jon Bon Jovi and it surprised me that I hadn’t added his chart to Art-astrology.blogspot.com before. In the 90's I always had Bon Jovi on when I was cleaning the house (yes, the music helps you to keep the faith with any job!). So here it is:

Artists (professionals) always have the pattern of artistic talent in their chart. You know: the signs ruled by Moon, Venus and Neptune (Cancer, Libra, Taurus and Pisces) on the angles or with placementes of the Moon, Venus and/or Midheaven, and... the Moon, Venus and Neptune related to Midheaven.
Jon Bon Jovi has it, too. Notice:

Venus in Pisces
Cancer Midheaven
Libra Ascendant
Moon sextile Venus and quintile Neptune
Venus exactly trine Midheaven
Moon opposition Midheaven

What more can I say? Just listen to the music:

zondag 5 februari 2012


Gerard Depardieu will be Dominique Strauss-Kahn in a movie about the affair. For the chart of Depardieu see: Astropost: CHARTS OF GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU AND HIS FATHER GERARD and for all messages about DSK: http://astropost.blogspot.com/search?q=strauss-kahn

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vrijdag 13 januari 2012

Chart of Bill Cosby

This is the natal chart of Bill Cosby, a talented actor (and comedian, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist).  We can see that he works in an artistic profession. The Moon (trine), Venus (biquintile) and Neptune (trine) are in aspect with Midheaven. That links the career to talent. Venus/Neptune midpoint is semi square the Moon. And Pallas is elevated with Jupiter: he is the positive role model. Even the importance of home and family life - the main subject of everything that he does - can be found. Sun/Moon midpoint is conjunct Vesta (keeper of the fire place) and AC/MC midpoint is opposition Vesta and Sun/Moon. Vesta is in the fifth house of show and entertainment to show us that his performances are about what is ‘domestic’.

We could stop here: a positive artistic role model of family life, but there is more, like the well aspected Uranus rising before the Sun and Venus and trine Midheaven (independence) or the opposition of Mercury and Pallas (a pattern of communications).

Maybe it is good to have a look at Venus sextile Saturn (ruler MC), because he does one man shows. In Dutch comedians are part of ‘kleinkunst’ (small art, literally). It is not meant as an insult! It means: performing art for entertainment. Venus is the symbol of entertainment and artists. Saturn is the symbol of 'small'. Venus-Saturn combinations often appear in the charts of similar kind of artists. Venus’ biquintile with Midheaven again shows a creative way to entertain the public.

If this was not the chart of Bill Cosby, but of any other man, it would be the chart of an optimist, a positive person, an international above all with an independent view. Jupiter and Uranus are prominent in this chart. They symbolize the helicopter view and the inventive mind. I also like Mercury quintile Uranus (a creative way of saying controversial or new things ....or creating new ideas and words). 
And what’s that Quaoar doing, inconjunct his Ascendant? Maybe creating a new perspective (but a little ‘overdone’:)? 

Perhaps there is more to mention, like the combination of Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto for the successful communications. But I stop here. A positive role model, motivated by the family and working with talent, creatively entertaining the public...that is how one can work with the possibilities of this natal chart. It can even be 'done' shorter: he has the capability (biquintile) to enjoy (Venus) the public (MC) and make people laugh. 

When he started his career in entertainment, transit Pholus and transit Jupiter were opposition his progressed Sun. He was at a positive turning point in life! That was 50 years ago and he's still working!

zaterdag 7 januari 2012

Meryl Streep and Margaret Thatcher

Meryl Streep has the role of the main character in the movie about Thatcher and really: they managed to make her look like the former PM! For an obvious reason there is a relationship between the actor and the person that he/she is impersonating. And so it is in the case of Margaret Thatcher and Meryl Streep.
Chart of Mrs. Thatcher and transits are of day of birth Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep and Margaret Thatcher both have an aspect between Sun and Jupiter (Meryl the inconjunction, Margaret the square). They also both have an aspect between Sun and Pluto (Thatcher has the square again, Meryl Streep has a semi square). The combination of Sun with Jupiter and Pluto increases self confidence and is one of the keys to success (or is it the result of it? One never knows…)

Of course, they are very different. Their charts are also different. But there is another similarity. Both ladies have Mars rising before the Sun and that is typical for ‘iron ladies’ (as Mars is the symbol of iron, male energy and drive). You might say that both are driven and successful or driven by (towards) successes.

Their synastry doesn’t show much of a ‘relationship’. The Sun in Libra (Thatcher) doesn’t match the Sun in Cancer (Streep and their Moons are in Leo (Thatcher) and Taurus. But the Mars of Margaret is trine the Mars of Meryl, so that they could be working together (and in fact, they have a relationship in the professional field).

One of the differences: Mars with Ascendant/MC midpoint of Thatcher and Mercury with Ascendant/MC midpoint of Streep (communicating is a crucial factor).

It is a one time role (Streep as Thatcher), unlike that of Romy Schneider, who became the living Sisi.  Romy Schneider ‘was’ Sisi in a range of movies. Her Midheaven is square the Moon of Sisi of Austria, thus linking her works – MC- to the personality of Sisi. Tragically, just like Elisabeth of Austria, Romy Schneider lost a child and never got over it. The Midheaven of Streep is square the Sun of Margaret and opposition the progressed Moon of Thatcher (and the Sun of Streep is sesquisquare the Ascendant of the PM).  The progressed Midheaven of Streep is now trine the Sun and Moon of Margaret Thatcher. There is always a ‘connection’…http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Main_Page

I mentioned Meryl Streep in:

http://astropost.blogspot.com/2011/03/all-you-need-is-venus.html about the importance of Venus when charts don’t match…

The chart of Meryl Streep today has a Jupiter-Uranus ‘arrangement’. That is mirroring the commotion (controversy, too) and the great success of her latest movie. (BTW, Cancer has a rather good horoscope for 2012!: http://www.astromarkt.net/2012-2013-horoscopes.html

In her natal chart we see the pattern of professional work using an artistic talent in the exact square of Venus in Cancer with Midheaven and Venus in aspect with the Taurus Moon and Neptune in Libra. Also notice the angular Pallas.

I mentioned Margareth Thatcher, too:

The chart of Margaret Thatcher has a prominent angular Saturn on the Ascendant and in Scorpio, trine Pluto ruler one, as a sort of a statement for the ‘die hard’. In the progressed chart Jupiter is almost conjunct Ascendant (changing sign to Aquarius). Transit Saturn is about to square the progressed Ascendant.