RIP Little Richard the real King of Rock ‘n Roll who passed away May 9 in Nashville Tennesee of bone cancer. Little Richard was a wild original super sexual charismatic showman. A bi-sexual effeminate black man who broke through all segregation barriers in the conservative 50’s he inspired all the pretenders to the throne including Elvis, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elton John, David Bowie and Prince. His career and his life were a roller coaster of numerous ups and downs ranging from being blatantly gay, performing in drag early in his career then renouncing it all to become a preacher and back again. He was married at one point and had a very debauched sex life filled with orgies which he proudly spoke about.
May he A Wop Bop a Loo Bop in Heaven
Richard Wayne Penniman was born December 5, 1932, at 2:50 pm in Macon Georgia.” A Georgia Peach” as he referred to himself. Little Richard was so influential that his nicknames were “The Innovator, The Originator and The Architect of Rock and Roll” these titles are in the signature of his Natal chart. He called himself the True King of Rock. His frenzied piano playing, high falsetto “Whoos”- he taught Paul McCartney how to do it, the huge pompadour hair and his extremely sexual music launched him to many decades of commercial success.
In 1955, Tutti Frutti, fifty-five 55 years ago, was one of his first big hits. Long Tall Sally, later covered by The Beatles, who opened for him on tour in the early 60’s Lucille, Good Golly Miss Molly, and many more hits. At one point Jimi Hendrix was in his band, and James Brown opened for him too.
“He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its first group of inductees in 1986 and inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2015, Penniman received a Rhapsody & Rhythm Award from the National Museum of African American Music for his key role in the formation of popular music genres and helping to bring an end to the racial divide on the music charts and in concert in the mid-1950s, changing American culture significantly.” You can Google all the deets about his life. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Richard
Let’s get down to his astrology chart.
Little Richard is a fiery optimistic, faithful, inspiring Sagittarius big smiling SUN on what we now know as The Great Attractor, he was extremely charismatic in his 8th house of transformation. Sagittarius are very honest and Richard was, spilling all the beans in his interviews. MERCURY Retrograde in Sage close to his Sun indicates he was a quick learner with an adventurous mind and would have hated to be tied down. Sagittarius’s are preachers and Richard did that in all kinds of ways.
Uranus trines his Mercury Retro
He had an unconventional way of communicating, he coined the A WOP BOP A LOO BOMP language.
His MOON in PISCES indicating a spiritual, creative, addictive nature, Richard woudl turn to that Olde Time religion over his life and was addicted to drugs too. He had a huge imagination and was a watcher, indicative of the 12th house secretive nature.
ARIES Ascendant is a hot, brash, hi-energy, independent, living dangerously man
Of course, Little Richard would have an ARIES- the high Pompadour hair, Aries rules the head, and his hot-headed, fiery, passionate energy lit up any room.
VENUS at 10 degrees of Sexy SCORPIO in the 7th house of relationships trining his North Node at 12 PISCES.
Richard had a huge sex drive which came through in his songs. He had voracious sexual appetites and was Bisexual. His sex life went through many Scorpio like transformations. His North Node in PISCES needed to forgive himself for being so primally driven by becoming a religious preacher and denouncing sex and rock and roll. He went through this cycle more than once.
MARS at 9 VIRGO indicates his sexuality was very grounded, He was a hard-working perfectionist, and could have been very critical and sometimes petty. MARS conjunct NEPTUNE planet of spirituality, creativity, dreaming, addictions and illusions, meant that sex was often by observing and in his imagination. He said he used to masturbate eight times a day.
MARS NEPTUNE SOUTH NODE CONJUNCTION in VIRGO squares SUN and MERCURY
South Nodes symbolize past lives in VIRGO Richard may have been a preacher teacher, wandering gypsy, teacher or a thief and all of the above.
JUPITER in VIRGO in his 6th House opposite Moon in PISCES
Richard loved to work and he may have been very tight with money. He was responsible and devoted to his community. Jupiter opposite Pisces Moon enhances his natural artistic creative imaginative escapist mind.
SATURN at 1 degree AQUARIUS in his House of Fame
The title The INNOVATOR comes from Saturn’s placement in Aquarius, and the ARCHITECT too, Saturn is the Builder. in his house of career and worldly fame with staying power. Saturn symbolizes his father, serious devotion, hard work and staying power. a wild radical innovator, right in his bones. Aquarius is the sign of electric energy. Richard was a wild radical innovator, right in his bones which Saturn governs.
CERES conjunct SATURN
Richard loves women, Cered, symbolizing his mother and Saturn symbolizes older more mature men, He had a thing for younger girls.
SATURN in AQUARIUS OPPOSITE PLUTO in CANCER SQUARE ASCENDANT
Richard has huge appetites to be in power, his sexuality, control power debauchery and innovation were Legendary.
URANUS in ARIES in his 12th House Square PLUTO
This is also innovative, wild freedom-loving chaotic power, This is also a transpersonal aspect indicating how Richard’s influence was archetypal and had such a huge influence.
CHIRON and LILITH in TAURUS in his 1st House trine Jupiter
Richard was extremely sensual, governed by his body’s needs. He lusted after strong independent and sexual women. His own powerful Feminine was the dark alluring independent sexual energy which he identified with but also which wounded him.
AT HIS DEATH- PERFECT SYNCHRONICITY
Richard was experiencing his 3rd SATURN return exactly with Saturn virtual immovable.
PLUTO and JUPITER opposite his NATAL PLUTO
Death, transformation, legacy. Little Richard will be remembered for the wealth of his musical talents which spawned legends of musicians.
NEPTUNE in PISCES opposite his NATAL JUPITER
Neptune in PISCES is a source of spiritual angelic going home energy. Neptune opposite Jupiter indicates a very peaceful death. Richard’s faith would have him return to Source, all is forgiven all sins absolved. he would be hearing the music of the spheres and angels singing him home.
CHIRON and CERES in ARIES mirror his Natal Ceres Chiron conjunction in his 12th house of the unconscious. On an archetypal and imaginal level Richard was integrating his own wounds and vulnerability of his own strong feminine energy.
Transiting VENUS in GEMINI in a T-square to Moon in PISCES JUPITER in VIRGO
This is a loving energy bringing together that duality in Richard’s psyche.
Transiting Moon in Sagittarius is like a NEW MOON of a new beginning. The Moon is going home to feel safe and secure.
Many famous rock and rollers poured out their RIP’s and Little Richard’s legacy will keep everyone rocking forever. What’s your fave Little Richard song?
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I have not listened to Little Richard’s music so much, so I don’t have any favorite song.
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