Maya Angelou tribute to her life,Astrology

Dr.MAYA ANGELOU author of seven autobiographies, poet, dancer, civil rights activist, writer of plays and television shows for over 50 years garnered world-wide fame, Tony awards, and inspired millions. Known as the Black woman’s poet-laureate, writing of her hardships in her life, her most famous book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, was a first, an autobiography of a modern black woman speaking  truthfully of her own hardships and experiences growing up in the U.S. during segregation. Nominated for a Nobel Prize, master of six languages, MAya was awarded many honorary university degrees, and she spoke at President Clinton’s Inauguration in 1993.

Maya received the presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S. in 2011.  Good friend and mentor to Oprah Winfrey, she counted Martin Luther King and James Baldwin as her close friends. She was ill recently and died peaceably at her home in the morning of May 28 2014 at her home in Winston- Salem, North Carolina.

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou

INSPIRATIONAL IMAGE OF THE DAY MAY ANGELOU 

Maya Angelou tribute Astrology Tara Greene

Let’s look at who this profoundly multi-talented woman was in her life.

Born Marguerite Annie Johnson born April 4, 1928 in St. Louis Missouri at 2:10 p.m.

Maya Angelou Astrology by Tara Greene

MAYA, an Aries woman, born with JUPITER conjunct her warrior sun gave her exuberant gifts of  expansion, higher learning, International affairs, boundless optimism, strengthened  her  sheer Aries strength to the greatest degree. She was an AMAZON woman to be sure, fearless, independent and feminist to her core.  Uranus is also in Aries giving Maya a further rebellious freedom seeking, revolutionary nature.

HER MOON in LIBRA in the 2nd house of resources is opposite her SUN indicated the ability to balance out her independence and to use her creative gifts, as Moon is ruled by VENUS which is exalted in poetic, creative, dreamy, spiritual PISCES  and conjunct to MERCURY- writing with spirit, from the soul. VENUS and Mercury in the 8th house of birth, death, rape, transformation show how she transformed her own life experiences into vehicles of great beauty, strength and power which bruoght her great fame and fortune (8th house}. . Her great poetic gifts came from this combination.  Born on a full Moon this combination shows her life to be one of emotional fulfillment and public display of her most private feelings and emotions. 

But Sun and MOON are squared by PLUTO at 14 degrees of CANCER- exactly conjunct to Fixed Star SIRIUS and the U.S. Sun, a very powerful point. PLUTO, Lord of rape, sex, power, control, soulfullness played a great Archetypal role in Maya’s Life.  She was raped as a young girl, by her mother’s boyfriend, her brothers murdered the man who raped her- she didn’t speak for 5 years, she was a young unwed teenage mother, struggling for survival. Pluto in her 11th house of {Aquarian type} detachment, shows Maya as a great organizer, open-minded, inventive, marching to her own drummer, or should we say dancing to her own drummer. PLuto gave her hell and heaven.

A LEO ASCENDANT made Maya charismatic, larger than life, dramatic, a natural leader, an actress, show woman, speaker, with a sense of royalty about her.  Maya has MARS in Aquarius in her 7th house of marriage, indicating more than one marriage. She was always independent and broke many barriers  in race in her life in so many areas, She had many marriages and relationships, and was very open minded, her first marriage to a Greek man was at a time when interracial marriages were considered scandalous in 1951. She later married and divorced feminist Germaine Greer’s ex husband Welsh carpenter Paul du Feu.

MARS opposite Neptune also made her a strong crusader for the Civil rights movement, Anti- apartheid, and she naturally became known as a black feminist writer. Maya’s life was unusual, dramatic, creative, she could change chameleon like and adapt to the many roles she played in life- teacher, playright, actress, novelist.

MAYA’s other great gifts of creativity is her NEPTUNE in LEO at 26 degrees Conjunct the Fixed STar REGULUS- heart of the LIONESS and conjunct Archangel Raphael,which naturally brings fame and glory and huge hearted courage to those born with this. NEPTUNE is the planet of all artists and creatives of spiritual people who are chameleon’s who can blend into whatever they desire. NEPTUNE is opposite MARS indicating a maximum amount of creativity, spirituality, creative soldiering. Maya was always radical, and seeking freedom through her creativity. Her many autobiographies a LEO Ascendent to be sure, were very spiritual, colorful, heartfelt. 

MAYA had Asteroid JUNO in VIRGO conjunct her Neptune in Leo  in her 1st house of Identity. My personal take on JUNO is that she represents women’s specific form of Genius and this MAya definitely had in spades. Juno in Virgo bestows a fantastic memory, a love of literature, discipline, hard work, organization and a love of solitude.

Maya had Saturn Retrograde in Sagittarius in her 4th house of roots, family, privacy, not far from her SOUTH NODE at 10 degrees Sagittarius.

Saturn RETROGRADE  represents KARMA, with her father, and men in general. Her parents split when she was young, her father sent her and her brother to live with his mother when she as very young, so his influence on her life is huge, as he continuously moved her around. Saturn near to her South Node also indicates karma with many authority figures in her life. Saturn in Sagittarius indicates a life of much travel, a love of learning, philosophy and teaching. A SOUTH NODE in Sagittarius indicates someone who has been a teacher, a wanderer, a writer, a gypsy and philosopher in her past lives. Sagittarius is also the sign of publishing, ruled by JUpiter which she had  well aspected to her natal Sun and to Saturn as well. We tend to fall back on the SOUTH NODE as we know it very well, it is easy for us.

Maya’s NORTH NODE, her highest spiritual goal was in GEMINI in her 10th house. GEMINI is the sign of writers, communicators, thinkers, who have great curiosity about people and make wonderful speakers. Her 10th house is the house of worldly fame and fortune which she attained for her brilliant ability to communicate her experiences.

On the day of Maya’s death at 86 I have put it at 7:45 a.m. NOT SHOWN.

The planet Uranus – higher consciousness was exactly on her Sun with Pluto squaring her Sun and Jupiter squaring it as well. JUPITER is of course exactly on her Natal Pluto, taking her back home. Pluto in Capricorn is opposite her Natal Pluto. Mars is very close to her Natal Moon in Libra, and Saturn is Retrograde, as at her birth exactly on her I.C. the roots, foundation and ending of life point. NEPTUNE planet of spirituality is close to a square to her North and South nodes, indicating a peaceful journey back to spirit and source from where Maya and all souls originate. 

MAYA’s  life, writing and brilliance created a  timeless legacy that will enthrall and inspire future generations of peopleworld wide. May she fly free on her journey in the Universe. 

From her poem “CAGED BIRD.”

“A free bird leaps

on the back of the wind

and floats downstream

till the current ends

and dips his wing

in the orange sun rays

and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks

down his narrow cage

can seldom see through

his bars of rage

his wings are clipped

and his feet are tied

so he opens his throat to sing.”

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TARA GREENE http://www.taratarot.com http://www.sacredartscentre.com I am a professional Psychic, Intuitive, Tarot Reader, Astrologer, Transformational Psychotherapist, Energy Healer, Dream Worker, shamanic healer, artist, writer, singer, dancer, women's spirituality workshop leader, ritual creator and Ceremonialist. I was born this way. My life's work is to assist people to more consciousness, healing,awareness using my innate intuitive skills. I am a teacher and inspirer. I remember being a High Priestess for many lifetimes. I love magik, the Great Mystery, my children and husband. I love travelling, music, writing, doing radio.

Posted on May 30, 2014, in 2014, astrology, Daily Card, entertainment, psychic, world news and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. a great lady back to the stars, may she rest in heavenly peace.

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