December 8 2015, is the 35th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder today. Shortly before 11 p.m. on December 8th, 1980 25-year-old Mark David Chapman fired five shots from a .38 caliber revolver into John Lennon’s back.
This was a defining event for anyone who was a Beatles fan. I remember I was at home when I heard and I was in disbelief and in shock. Do you remember where you were when you heard that terrible news today, oh boy?
John Lennon, leader of The Beatles, one of my teenage idols, because of who he was, an extremely unusual, intelligent person a strong individual. He did prophesy his own death. His songs will inspire future generation, especially Imagine, one of the greatest songs ever written. John would have been 75 years old on Oct 9, 2015.
John was a number 6 personality and Soul number. The #6 is THE LOVERS in the Tarot. The centre of the Tree of Life, Tifferet, Beauty. Also GEMINI energy, the twins, communications, the mind.
Lets look at John Lennon’s birth chart at birth and at his death
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John Lennon, a Libra, sign of relationships, harmony, balance, partnerships, was born just after sunset during an air raid on Liverpool during the Second World war. Creative types have strong Venus and Neptune planets. Lennon has Venus at 3 degrees of Virgo, in the 6th house of work, service, analysis, perfectionism. Not what you’d expect.
His Venus is quincunx the MOON in Aquarius which is the highest elevated “planet” in his chart. His is governed by his emotions, his mother and his radical instincts to be free from the past.
Lennon’s Aquarian MOON -the Revolutionary moon,indicates his worldly status and position.
Moon/Venus in difficult aspect indicates the great love for and deep loss of his Mother- killed in a car accident when he was 17 years old. She was too young and immature to raise him herself so he was brought up by his Aunt Mimmie.
Neptune at 26 degrees Virgo in the 6th house is square to the Galactic Center. He was a true metaphysician and visionary.
Mars was conjunct Neptune in Libra, he was driven, sparked, fired up through his creativity. All artists & musicians channel through Neptune planet of SPIRIT. This is the mark of the visionary.
Mars in Libra is focused on “others”and has difficulty making decisions, Mars in Libra is vulnerable, sensitive in the Venus ruled sign, a peaceful warrior. Mars rules Lennon’s hot headed -ram butting acerbic tongued ARIES Ascendant. He appeared tough, masculine, strong-willed, defensive, independent with a big temper. Lennon’s famous vulnerable songs like HELP! I Need somebody, Hey you got to hide your love away. etc. illustrate this.
URANUS the revolution planet,planet of individuals, freedom, group mind, the Aquarian age, an Air sign is Trine to his Neptune at 25 degrees Retrograde in earthy sensual creative Taurus. Lennon was bullish on revolution and freedom in his creativity, for sure.
Lennon was born with a positive Jupiter Saturn conjunction in Taurus, both Retrograde, opposite his Mercury in Scorpio. This is where Lennon’s famed quick-witted, sarcasm comes from. Mars also ruled his fork tongued Mercury.
Mercury in Scorpio also gave Lennon’s song lyrics great depth. He had the ability to see right through people so could spot a phony a mile away.
Lennon had Chiron at zero degrees Leo conjunct Pluto in the 4th house of roots, childhood, mother, home, family, privacy. He was a world soul healer deep-down. Pluto rules the collective unconsciousness as well as the personal Soul drives. Wounded by his early abandonment by his father, and a mother who wasn’t really there for him, Lennon needed Leo fame and adulation to cover up those very raw wounds he felt at his core. He did primal therapy to help heal those wounds as an adult.
The Leo need to shine like the SUN in the world,was a very powerful drive.
The Sun in Libra on the cusp of the 7th house of relationships rules his Pluto in Leo. Through creative collaborations his songwriting talents with Paul McCartney are legend of course. Here Lennon would find some balance, some peace and connect with all “others.”
Lennon’s chart shows a Grand Trine between the Moon,Uranus in Taurus and the North Node in Libra- it’s very wide and out of sign. this gives Lennon’s signature as a revolutionary man who would make a huge mark on the world as an artist and peacemaker.
Mainly there is a FIXED Grand CROSS in his chart making Lennon a very intense person.
His 10th house MC of world fame is Capricorn. It’s real, ambitious, required patience, he started singing publicly at 16. Lennon was a leader, a bit more mature. Capricorn is the sign of worldly fame and fortune.
So a short light look at the man who was John Lennon. Whose fame will live on always because music is the food of love and Lennon’s song IMAGINE is one of the rarest and greatest songs ever written.
I do believe he was a very enlightened, although flawed human personality. I could believe that he was like a modern day Jesus. His life was very much the same. He spoke incredible truth. Loved by millions, he influenced a cultural change which just now is finding its true feet.
Can you IMAGINE a world WITHOUT John Lennon in it?
Transits at John’s death.
On December 8 1980,Chiron the Wounded healer was directly on his Natal Jupiter Saturn in Taurus conjunction, Chiron was squaring the transiting North Node at 12 degrees Leo which was squaring John’s Natal Mercury.
Jupiter and Saturn were once again in conjunction in Libra conjunct to Johns Natal North Node in his 6th house of work. Jupiter and Saturn meet every 20 years and they were also both squaring John’s Mid-Heaven at 7 degrees of Capricorn which also had Mars at 12 degrees Capricron as the highest planet in his 10th house of worldly fame. This is a very karmic description of a famous violent death, involving his work.
Pluto in LIbra at 23 degrees had just crossed into John’s 7th house of relationships where it was only 7 degrees away from John’s Natal Sun. Pluto was in a hard inconjunct aspect to John’s natal Uranus at 25 degrees Taurus in his first house of self-identity. John had been told by a psychic years before it happened, that he would be murdered in New York City. Either he didn’t believe her or her chose stubbornly to defy that prediction.
Bless you John Lennon and thanks for the music and the inspiration, I join you in the dream of Peace.
What did John Lennon mean to you?
P.S. I was a huge Beatles fan as a teenager. My daughter Leah was raised on only Beatles or classical music. I remember driving in the car and turning around to see her at 6 sitting in her car seat singing along to “Say you want a revolution, well you know… we’d all love to see the plans.”
Rolling Stone published an article today about gun violence.
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/1-15-million-americans-have-been-killed-by-guns-since-john-lennons-death-20151208#ixzz3tlFH51Ld
IN MY LIFE- John Lennon/Paul McCartney
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