David Bowie, legendary Starman, Astrology

So shocked and sad to hear of legendary musician David Bowie passing away January 10, two days after his 69th birthday. His 27th album, Black Star was also released that day to great critical acclaim and immediately went to the top of the charts. Bowie had been secretly battling cancer for the last 18 months. The album bravely explores death and dying through songs like “Lazarus.”  The video shows Bowie on a hospital bed, with bandaged eyes, writhing around and singing ” Look up here, I’m in heaven. ” Jesus brought Lazarus back to life in the Bible, telling his followers that “This sickness will not end in death.” This album is Bowie’s swan song, a gift to his fans and the people of earth. This makes listening to it now more poignant because of his loss.

Some people think that David Bowie was the greatest rock star ever. David appeared as the most glammed up of stars, Ziggy Stardust, the thin white Duke, or Berlinesque balladeer, the androgynous space man and actor, in a career that spanned 46 years.

Bowie, Star Man, the man who fell to earth…

David Bowie, born David Jones, was recognized as a unique, innovative, multi-talented musician, actor, producer and innovator.   His androgynous appearance and his proclaimed bi-sexuality, opened up acceptance for gays and bisexuality. The androgyne is an alchemical symbol of wholeness.  Bowie was married twice and leaves behind a son Duncan {Zowie} born in 1971 who has become an award winning film maker, directing Moon in 2009.  Bowie also leaves his widow Somalian born super model Iman and their daughter Alexandria born in 2000.

David inspired millions of fans since his early Ziggy Stardust days.  Space Oddity was his first hit in July 1969. The song was  recently covered by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in May 2013 broadcast from the International Space Station, the first recording from space, reviving interest in Bowie to a new generation.  A recent International Museum show of his artistry and fashion has toured recently to great acclaim. A recent theatre production in New York which he co-wrote  just opened three weeks ago. David Bowie will be sorely missed and his music always remembered. He is a Star Man. 

DAVID BOWIE’S BIRTH CHARTDavid Bowie,legend, Astrology Tara GreeneShows the Space Oddity, Rebel, Rebel qualities 

David Bowie born January 8, 1947 in Brixton U.K. is an earthy Capricorn, who always felt like an alien, an outsider.With his Sun and Mars conjunct in the 12th house of the unconscious he definitely was connected to a very different reality. The 12th house is the home of everything mysterious, deceptive, dreamy, imaginative, spiritual, karmic, craziness and genius and where all artists source their inspiration. The 12th, is the house of the unconscious, depth psychology,projections and addictions. The 12th house is Neptunian, formless, shape-shifting, deeply emotional and shamanic. The 12th house is also the house of insanity. Bowie wrote a song called ” Aladin Sane” and was hounded by his own demons throughout his life. 

David Bowie’s birth chart also features a number of very interesting placements. His Mercury is OUT OF BOUNDS at 24 degrees 23 minutes South Declination. This means that David’s means of communicating is, well, just like the tag sounds, unbounded, beyond the constraints of normality. Out of Bounds planets are rather rare. David’s Moon and Mars are both at 23 degrees 18 minutes of declination, 10 minutes away from an exact cusp of being O.O.B. These aspects create another sense of alienation and rebellion in David’s emotional and masculine drive.  O.O.B. make people with these placements agents of change and challenge for the collective who are hemmed in to the status quo.

LIFE ON MARS?

One of David first backup bands when he performed as  Ziggy Stardust, was called the Spiders From Mars.  David had the planet MARS conjunct his SUN. These two planets drove him  towards worldly fame. David was a very hard-working man, and astute business man who protected the copyright of his music and invested wisely and was worth billions. His Sun and Mars, ruled by Saturn give him longevity, staying power and like fine whiskey, ge tbetter with age.

His eclectic AQUARIUS Ascendant, is the mask of the alienated, higher-consciousness, freedom loving rebel. “Rebel. Rebel” was one of his hit songs. His persona was always innovative, pioneering, pushing the envelope. Aquarius’s symbol is lightning and the most famous icon of the 70s was David’s face from his album Aladin Sane with the lightning bolt on it.

David Bowie astrology portrait, Tara Greene

Uranus the ruler of Aquarius is in his 4th house of his roots,the foundation. In GEMINI, the sign of the twins, communications, and conjunct to his North Node.The planet and North Nodal karmic energies are combined.GEMINI North Node is always about communicating, marketing, duality, questioning, remaining intellectually curious.  

Bowie was destined to be the Star Man. Uranus trines his Natal Neptune in Libra in the 8th house of sexuality and transformation. This gave him unusual artistry. Neptune is the higher octave of Libra and this made it easy for David to bring his always evolving creativity into his music and  fashion.

URANUS also forms a finger of God or a Yod aspect in his chart.

A finger of God is exactly what it sounds like. It is formed by JUPITER in SCORPIO to the Sun and MARS in CAPRICORN in the 12th. Jupiter in Scorpio is extremely sexual, charismatic, powerful, phoenix-like and controlling. David always played the tart. His music was always very erotically driven. David had a very fated Uranian mission to bring the starman who fell to earth into our consciousness to change the world.

Sun/Mars in Capricorn sextile Jupiter in Scorpio describes exactly. “The Man Who Sold the World.”

HIs SOUTH NODE is in Sagittarius at 11 degrees in his 10th House of Fame and worldly success.

11 degrees Sagittarius is conjunct to the GREAT ATTRACTOR. A massive gravity anomaly in intergalactic space whose mass is so large it sucks everything into it. According to Philip  Sedgewick people with this point prominent have lives that impact the world in ways  far beyond their perception. The G.A. aspect brings “around the bend” vision, a  precognition of events. Bowie’s genius was to be ahead of his time.  Bowie also had the Asteroid Juno conjunct his South Node. I believe that Juno is the feminine form of genius. His Venus is in Sagittarius right on his M.C.his world FAME spot. He wrote a song called Fame too. Venus rules artists. In Sagittarius Bowie loved being a gypsy, a metaphysician, an inspirer, a philosopher and world traveller. Venus in Sagittarius also points to his soul mate Iman, a beautiful exotic woman of different racial background. 

MOON conjunct SATURN Retrograde with PLUTO in Leo in his 7th house of relationships.

This is a very heavy weight combo. Saturn rules his Capricorn Sun. In  Leo with the Moon conjunct Pluto is a heavy, dramatic, hugely emotional, powerful, obsessive creative, self-expressive route to fame. David played to the dark side often. I am sure he had huge emotional ups and downs.

AT HIS DEATH

David died from liver cancer, diagnosed 18 months ago. He had been afflicted by the Cardinal Cross energies from Pluto the planet of death which has been conjunct to David’s Mars and Sun in his 12th house of secrets since 2014. Uranus has also been squaring David’s Sun and Mars during this time too. The liver is governed by planet Jupiter expands whatever it touches. Jupiter was in Leo in July of 2014  affecting his Moon, Saturn and Pluto, all very karmic, around the time his cancer was diagnosed.

Chiron the Wounded Healer in Pisces was transiting his first house and had been sqaring David’s natal Uranus. David used his illness as fuel to launch into a completely new type of musical genre, jazz fusion for this last album, becoming the wounded healer. 

Saturn had just crossed David’s Venus and Mid-Heaven {MC} in January of 2015. He has been working on this album and the New York theatre production “Lazarus” which he co-wrote, had just opened December 7, 2015.

Planet MARS, a huge topic for Bowie was crossing over his Natal Chiron in SCORPIO in the 8th house of death and transformation bringing him some peace. 

The VENUS/SATURN conjunction exact on December 8th, on David’s birthday was exactly on his South Node in Sagittarius opposite his North Node. Saturn is often referred to as a Black Star. The title of the last album. To me this is a beautiful cosmic escort of the planet of love with the planet of death in Sagittarius. An inspirational way to leave the body. Saturn is the end of the cycle and David had reached it. This combination brings lasting accolades.

Neptune in Pisces has been squaring his North and SOUTH nodes. Another beautiful sense of a spiritual death, completion, going back to the being star dust once again. 

On the New Moon on January 9th, a new beginning, the Sun and Moon together, symbolizing the void, and androgyny crossed over David’s Sun.  

” We’re choosing the path

Between the stars

I’ll leave my love

Between the stars.”

“As the world falls down” from Labyrinth.

I’ve been feeling quite weepy all day. This has taken me a long time to write. When great artists leave the planet the collective feels the hole. I feel David went in peace and he can still feel all the love all of his family and fans have for him. We also need to let David go, and appreciate the gifts  of his music. He will be a spirit guide for many who tune into him. 

Canadian film critic Richard Crouse stated it beautifully: “We should all be as lucky as David Bowie to have the kind of restless creative spirit it takes to live a life filled with ever shifting boundaries, exploration and challenges. A life lived like an extended art project was his gift to us.”

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SPACE ODDITY David Bowie 1969 

 

 

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