Kobe Bryant’s father was also a basketball player, and he was the youngest player in NBA history at that time, at 18 years, 2 months plus.
An 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. He also became the first champion professional athlete to win an Oscar and the first black person to win one for best animated short film after writing and narrating “Dear Basketball,” a tribute to the game he loved. Bryant told reporters that winning an Oscar was better than winning an NBA title.
Kobe is survived by his wife Vanessa who he was married to for 20 years and three other daughters. Natalia, born January 19, 2003. Gianna, born May 1, 2006, 2:03 am, Santa Ana, California, Bianka Bella Bryant, born Dec 5, 2016 and Capri Kobe Bryant born June 20, 2019. Kobe had a happy childhood living in Italy where his father played basketball and was fluent in Italian, thus the Italian names for his girls.
Kobe married Vanessa Cornejo Ubrieta when she was 18 when he was 21. His family rejected her because she was Latina. They almost divorced when Kobe was accused of raping a 19-year-old hotel worker in 2004. Kobe said that he thought the sexual encounter was consensual, and apologized for cheating on his wife. Sexual assault charges were filed against the basketball player in September 2004, but the case was dropped three weeks after it was filed because the woman didn’t want to proceed. She was paid in a civil case. Kobe gifted his wife with an eight-carat purple diamond ring worth $4 million after the case was dropped as a forgiveness present. Kobe retired from basketball on December 18, 2017.
Kobe became the proudest Girl Dad of his daughters saying “Being a father is the thing I am most proud of in this world; it’s my greatest accomplishment. I’ve learned so much, but perhaps the most profound thing has been the fierce unconditional love you have for your children when you become a parent”
Everyone can look up the details about his life. Let’s look at his birth chart and the planets at his tragic death.
Kobe Bryant b. August 23, 1978, Harrisburg, Pa. 5:00 pm. this time is not considered to be totally accurate so I will not talk about houses. Kobe was named after the famed Japanese prized Beef cattle.
NATURAL BORN SUPERSTAR
Kobe Sun’s at O Virgo is conjunct Saturn, a very hard working perfectionist with the Star of Royalty Regulus conjunct his Sun. When Kobe was born Regulus was at 29 Leo moving to 0 Virgo in 2011 This cemented his Royal Status. Sun and Saturn trined Chiron the Wounded Healer in Taurus. Kobe was a sensual man and this was on of his vulnerabilities. He had to displayed his wounds in order to heal himself and become a healing example for others.
He has a sensuous Exalted Moon in Taurus at 11 degrees.
He was in many ways a very down to earth guy. He loved money, beauty and luxury. He had good tastes and was run by his sensuality.
Moon opposite URANUS in SCORPIO
He was a very obsessive, passionate and emotionally focussed unique man. He had great emotional depth and a lot of power. If he focussed on something noting would stop his will power until he got it. He was quite a genius, who could situate himself to win. The Moon symbolizes his Mother who he would have seen as detached, aloof, intelligent and independent. The Moon symbolized his home and his childhood. He moved a lot as a child. Scorpio with Uranus is the energy of revolutionaries, freedom, electrical, and original people who emote differently. Kobe moved lightning fast. Kobe was a unique individuals. He could be very moody and erratic, with hi highs and low lows. His wife, also symbolized by the Moon, from a different racial background than him fits this profile as well.
7 deg, Capricorn rising according to the 5:00 pm birth time.
MERCURY Retrograde at 21 Leo
Kobe could communicate like a King, He talked big, he was a natural star, charismatic, golden, positive, dramatic. Born to be a star.
Jupiter exalted in Cancer meant he loved children, he was very protective nurturing and loved being a stay at home Dad after his retirement in 2016. He loved eating, his home, nurturing others, he was a big teddy bear, a soft gentle giant of a man. He was close to his own mother and very sentimental.
Jupiter conjunct Lilith.
Combined with that sensuous Taurus Moon he was very attracted to women he saw as femme fatale’s or sexually dangerous. This turned out to be a shadow side of himself which he learned to conquer.
Natal MARS PLUTO VENUS conjunction in LIBRA
This is a powerhouse of focused energy, passion, depth, soul power and desires. Kobe had incredible will power and obsession to succeed. This is a power combo indicating extreme wealth and the need to be in a committed relationship and needed. He could be ruthless, self serving, over the top and competitive. His sexual appetites were raw and he was obsessive about sex. Yet he wanted everyone to think he was nice. It took him a lot of willpower to remain balanced. His marriage was everything to him. His wife was a beautiful Latina model.
NEPTUNE at 15 degrees Sagittarius trine Mercury in Leo
He had a very unique creative imagination, and way of expressing himself. 15 degrees Sagittarius is close to the Great Attractor, Literally Kobe could attract anything.
SOUTH NODE at 27 Pisces
This is a very spiritual dreamy, imaginative, charitable, compassionate, giving, yet self-sabotaging energy. Kobe was an idealist but also could have been a sex addict. South Node trines Jupiter conjunct Lilith. This indicates Kobe was a very spiritual person in a past life. He arrived an idealist, a dreamer. His Oscar win for film fits this Nodal fated placement as Pisces rules films.
North Node at 27 Virgo
Kobe was meant to bring his dreams into the physical, through being always a perfectionist, he worked very hard hard. He was meant to be a world server.
On JANUARY 26 2020 at 9:45 am in Calabasas California
Kobe his daughter Gianna and 7 others all perished in a terrible helicopter crash.The Helicopter should not have been allowed to fly as public helicopters were grounded due of fog.
URANUS is the planet that governs Helicopters, At 2 degrees TAURUS on his IC his roots and conjunct Kobe’s natal CHIRON the WOUNDED HEALER and his Moon in Taurus indicating his daughter as well. The IC is traditionally the symbol of death, birth and ancestors.
MARS in Sagittarius the planet of impulsive actions and accidents at 15 degrees SAGITTARIUS and Square NEPTUNE planet of Fog and illusions at 16 Pisces, also is squaring Venus at 15 Pisces
SAGITTARIUS is the sign that governs flying machines. The helicopter should not have been flying. It went down in the fog and crashed.
SATURN PLUTO AND JUPITER in CAPRICORN were square Kobe’s natal Pluto, Mars, Venus in Libra. This is a hard square. Saturn is karma, Pluto is death and rebirth.Transiting Jupiter at 12 Capricorn is sextile Natal Uranus in Scorpio indicating a sudden death.
The Transiting South Node at 8 degrees Capricorn indicting the karmic past and ending is on Kobe’s Rising and trine natal Chiron and Moon in Taurus and his Sun Saturn conjunction in Virgo. This is a fated thing.
The SOUTH NODE at 8+ CAPRICORN is squaring the infamous “WIDOWMAKER” Fixed Star Vindemiatrix at 9 + degrees LIBRA. It is naturally conjunct to Kobe’s Mars again indicating a fated sudden accidental death.These are all signs of karmic endings and life completion.
Transiting Chiron, Wounded Healer at 2 Aries is squaring the NODES in general in the world and has been conjunct Kobes South Node for the last while. Kobe’s sudden death opens up our hearts in a new way.
The Annular Solar eclipse December 26, 2019 at 4 degrees Capricorn was on Kobe’s Ascendant. Eclipse are harbingers of death of royal or famous people.
Astrologer Bonnie Sayers reported in an Organization of Professional Astrologers post of Facebook that she had checked out Lynn Palmer’s Astrology Almanac 2020 which lists January 25-28 as days to avoid travel by air including helicopters, parachutes, hot air balloons, and gliders. If only Kobe had had an astrologer to advise him maybe this tragedy could have been avoided?
Ceres. the Great Mother at 28 degrees CAPRICORN sextile Kobe’s natal SOUTH NODE in NEPTUNE indicates that he went home to Heaven where he came from to nurture and protect his daughter.
I can’t help feeling bereft at this tragedy, my heart goes out to Kobe’s wife Vanessa and their remaining 3 daughters, his family, colleagues and his millions of fans. He is a legend who will live forever.
On Twitter January 28
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