Tuesday, 27 July 2010

George Michael and his problems with fame

I have followed George Michael's career for many years and I consider him to be a truly gifted artist. However, it has become apparent over the years that for a person who sought out fame so fervently in his early years, he does not handle it very well. Is this contradiction depicted in his birth chart?

He has a Cancer Ascendant, therefore his most personal planet is the Moon which rules it. The Moon is in Leo. So, yes, he feels special. Good thing that he truly is, because Leos very often feel special but have nothing to show for it. The Lights are in mutual reception and the Moon trines Jupiter, his most elevated planet, completely in hayz (a diurnal planet, in a diurnal chart, diurnally placed, in a diurnal sign) and ruler of the MC. Also, the Sun is in a mixed mutual reception with Jupiter. Impressive, isn't it? Jupiter, no doubt, intensifies this Moon's hunger for success and recognition. So, success he wanted and success he got. So what is his problem?

His problem lies with the Moon's most important aspect, the opposition to Saturn in Capricorn. All the planets that promise success have a problem with Saturn. The Moon and the Sun are in the signs of Saturn's detriment. Jupiter, as well, is in the sign of Saturn's fall. However, Saturn is essentially dignified, being in Aquarius and is in a tight, applying aspect to the Moon, the Ascendant ruler, so it is not going to give up easily. By being dignified, Saturn is probably going to behave well, but even Saturn's best behaviour violently opposes the energies of Cancer, Leo and Aries. So, Saturn is going to be a problem.

Most of these problems will have the Moon as their primary target, because of the opposition. The Moon, as the Ascendant ruler, will determine things like external behaviour, physical appearance etc. Was he shy? Yes. Did he find his physical appearance below standard? Yes. Saturn rules the 7th house (relationships, "other people") so, yes, he finds other people annoying, attempting to invade his privacy.

What's interesting is that the Moon is right on the cusp of the 3rd house (everyday movement) if you use the Placidus house system and he has had constant problems with driving. So far, nothing serious has happened, but he should be more careful, because Saturn also rules his 8th house and his luck could eventually run out. Let's hope not. He has already experienced Saturn as an 8th house ruler with the death of his lover, Anselmo Feleppa, back in the early nineties.

His official site is currently being revamped awaiting a big announcement. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a new album. We need more George Michael music in this day and age.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

More Wimbledon horaries

Here are two more horary charts that I cast for Wimbledon matches:

This was about the fourth round match between Federer and Meltzer. As always, I supported Federer, so he gets the 1st house and Meltzer the 7th. In this chart both the players' significators are in angular houses and Meltzer's (Jupiter) is in its own house, the 7th. However, it's in a different sign than that of the cusp, making it less strong. Federer (Mercury) is in the 10th house in the same sign as the MC. What's more, Mercury is cazimi, being within 17' away from the Sun. Traditionally, this is a very powerful position. The ancients believed that if a planet is found so close to the Sun, it is not combust, which is a severe affliction, but instead nothing can harm the planet as it is in the heart of the Sun. There are some astrologers (traditional ones even) that do not differentiate between combust and cazimi and claim that the planet is equally afflicted. In this case however, cazimi proved its strength. Federer was completely untroubled and at no point of the game did Meltzer pose a serious threat.

This is the chart of the quarter-final match between Federer and Berdych, the eventual finalist. Both significators are strong. Federer's on the cusp of the 11th house, a fortunate house and Berdych's in the 10th. By accidental dignity alone, Berdych is a lot stronger being on the MC. But not only that, since Mars (Federer) is in the triplicity, term and face (!!!) of Venus (Berdych), which means that Venus has the upper hand. And so it proved. Berdych won pretty convincingly and Federer had to settle for one set only.