Remembering John Lennon, 2020

“In my life I’ve loved you more. ” from In My Life by John Lennon 1965, 25 years old. 

October 9th, 2020  remembering the extraordinary Working Class Hero, Beatle leader John Lennon on what would have been his 80th Birthday. He was and still is one of my heroes. 

John_Lennon_1969_(cropped) Joost Evers Anefo CC0
John Lennon 1969 (cropped) Joost Evers Anefo CC0

John Lennon was an extremely unusual, intelligent man and a very strong individual. He did prophesy his own death. “The way things are going, they’re going to crucify me.” 56 years after the Beatles came to America and conquered the world the Beatles are still as famous and their legendary songs live on for future generations, Imagine, one of the greatest songs ever written will become the Aquarian age anthem. 

John was a number 6 personality and Soul number. The #6 is THE LOVERS in the Tarot. The center of the Tree of  Life, Tifferet, Beauty. Also, related to Gemini energy, the twins, communications, the mind. John had many sides to his personality and many ghosts.

Did you see that cute little film Yesterday? It posits a parallel Universe where the Beatles never existed. In one scene the anti-hero who is one of the few poeple who remembers the Beatles gets to meet John Lennon who is an ordinary man in this alternate universe. The scene where we see John at 78 years old brought tears to my eyes. 

Let’s look at John’ss birth chart and the transits on his 80th. Synchronistically Mercury in Scorpio is conjunct with his Natal Mercury and Venus is also in Virgo. 

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John Lennon is an airy thinking type, a Libra, sign of relationships, harmony, balance, partnerships, Peacemakers, and social charmers was born just after sunset during an air raid on Liverpool during the Second World War. Ruled by the planet Venus he was an artist through and through. Creative types have strong Venus and Neptune planets. Lennon has Venus at 3 degrees of Virgo, in the 6th house of work, service, analysis, criticism, humility and perfectionism. Not what you would expect. Neptune at 26 degrees Virgo in the 6th house is square to the Galactic Center. He was a true metaphysician and visionary.

 His Virgo Venus is quincunx or inconjunct 150-degree aspect to the MOON in Aquarius which is the highest elevated “planet” in his chart. John was governed by his emotions, which could be cold, detached, rude, hard, unfeeling. John and his mother had a distant relationship. He was abandoned by his father at three and then by his mother and brought up by his very strict Aunt Mimi at five. John hardly knew his mother until his late teens, He discovered that Julia, a beautiful vivacious redhead, was living close by and he finally got to know her and his two younger half-sisters. His mother introduced him to Rock and Roll and taught him to play banjo. Moon/ Venus in a difficult aspect indicates the great love for and deep loss of his Mother- killed in a car accident when he was 17 years old.  

Lennon’s Aquarian MOON -the Revolutionary moon, high up in his chart, indicates his worldly status and position. He cooly and cruelly walked away from his first wife Cynthia and his young son Julian suddenly after getting involved with Outsider conceptual artist Yoko Ono in 1967.

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 the deep vulnerability.

URANUS,the revolution planet, of strong individuals, freedom fighters, group minded Aquarian Age, Higher Consciousness “Power to the People.” is Trine his Neptune at 25 degrees Retrograde in earthy sensual creative Taurus. Lennon was bullish on revolution and freedom.

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. Songs like Sexy Sadie A Day In the Life, and Working Class Hero are very deep songs.

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 was not really there for him, Lennon needed Leo’s 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 needs to shine like the SUN in the world, was an immensely 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 a 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 is 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 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 that just now is finding its true feet.

Can you IMAGINE a world WITHOUT John Lennon in it?

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.”

IN MY LIFE- John Lennon/Paul McCartney

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John Lennon song. “Revolution.” Remember that the energy that was birthed in the 60’s has been reignited now. 

Evolve or die, Mars square Pluto take two

Diego Velázquez_-Mars,God of War Public domain

Diego Velázquez_-Mars,God of War Public domain

Todays’s major aspect! The 2nd of three of these heavy, hard, death-dealing Scorpionic punches this year. The last MARS PLUTO square was August 13. Now MARS is RETROGRADE.  We are going over much more dangerous unconscious karmic past rage. Deep shadows. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  Mars and Pluto were 1 degree up in August. ERIS is at 24+ degrees LILITH is now at 29 degrees ARIES!  MARS is still also squaring off with JUPITER at 18+Retrograde PLUTO and Saturn at 26+ Retrograde in CAPRICORN nearby and MARS is still conjunct ERIS MARS devilish sister. As Mars RETROGRADE squares Pluto anger, resentment, jealousy and possessiveness will activate relationship imbalances. These energies stir up psychological shadows making this an intense period of seeing through our own masks and defensiveness. Angry mobs, protestors, litigation and volatility in finances are to be expected. Mars and Pluto together cull the herds. If you try to hold onto doing the socially acceptable role, you will lose. Look at where these degrees + or 1 minus 5 degrees either side are affecting you. ERIS, Roman Discordia, is the personification of strife. Daughter of Nyx (Night) by Hesiod, she was the sister and companion of Ares/ Mars by Homer. This is a brother-sister duo facing off with PLUTO in CAPRICORN today. The denied feminine Sister who won’t be ignored is aligned with Dark BLACK MOON LILITH who has been totally ignored and written out of history on purpose.  Everyone is on the rampage, very literally. Get it. Aries, the Ram.  Put them all together and that spells R-E-V-E-N-G-E. You could sing it to the tune of Respect. #MeToo. With Eris Lilith and Mars aligned square Pluto this is a great time to do any sexual abuse issue deep-seated unconscious anger work to safely release and heal your shadows for the rest of 2020. Pluto raped Persephone. MARS in his heyday home sign of a fiery red hot sexy testosterone-driven sign. This is a very dangerous and intensely passionate sexual energy. It could be the best sex but it can also be the worst. DO be careful as the unconscious energies of Pluto’s underworld are dangerously unleashed. Pluto rules toxins, radioactive substances, BDSM, revenge, jealousy, absolute control, tyrants, money, power, the shadow. If you have planets from 15-29 degrees ARIES and CAPRICORN you will feel the heavy SCORPIONIC vibe of revenge, jealousy, possessiveness, control and deep-seated rage burning away. SCORPIO you will doubly be triggered. MARS PLUTO is a double whammy which can double up all the worst shadow parts of Scorpio or help you to eliminate psychological issues that have dogged you for lifetimes. It’s a great time to release everything that has been holding you back. This goes for all signs.  Also CANCER and LIBRA with planets at these degrees take note you are in the opposition and square aspects. Remember that when MARS is now RETROGRADE from SEPTEMBER 9  at 28+ degrees it will re-trigger this again. With MARS retrograde but PLUTO direct this shifts the energy a bit. The work in the underworld is freed up to be expressed more clearly but the anger revenge, impatience and passive-aggressive energy is still being worked on. We will see the agitation as the election in the U.S. heats up. Mars square Pluto again Dec. 23 for the last time in 2020. Just after the Jupiter Saturn conjunction on December 21, the two cohorts are both moving direct. This feels like a huge exhale of dragon’s breath. But there is more to the MARS interactions with other planets We’ve done Mars square Pluto Reto. –Aug.13, Mars square Saturn Retro. -Aug. 24 Mars Retro square Saturn- with SATURN STATIONARY DIRECT Sept. 29 and still to come Mars square Saturn–Jan.13, 2021, Taurus & Aquarius Thes alignments promise lots of conflicts, wars startings, fire, unconscious triggers, shootings, terrorism, knifings, shootings, looting, sex secrets coming out via Gislaine Maxwell and many other places. Pluto rules wealth and the Plutocrats some big names may have a Humpty Dumpty over these next few months. When Mars is RETROGRADE there may be bigger businesses falling, a market crash and an enormous backlash especially with the upcoming presidential election in the U.S, and military stepping in to control things. I am personally foreseeing major protests, street fighting, aggression, bombings and do or die kind of energy. Mars is reckless and impulsive and never thinks before it acts. Suicide bombers, A very dangerous energy. Pent up repressed rage over being controlled and controlling others will be out in full force. Road rage will be a huge issue. I also see a second wave of lockdowns of Covid-19 during Mars retrograde. To use this very potent sexual energy wisely you must be very grounded and careful. Tantric sex may be too much, raising kundalini energy too fast can fry own’s brain very quickly and easily. Ive knew someone who this happened to and it was just from doing breathwork. If you think you can handle this raging fire from Pluto’s hell you better get yourself in shape quickly. Mars in ARIES is very defensive, build your own walls. Physical issues from Mars-Square Pluto and Mars Retrograde. expect HEADACHES and wicked migraines. Mars rules the head and very aggressive anger and suicidal and psychological issues to crop up. Aries and Scorpio will be most prone to this, Reproductive issues, menstrual problems, STDs and cysts, ovary womb and male sexual problems is part of this. Remember that there is justifiable anger then there is toxic anger and what you put out comes back to you too.  There is no way to sugarcoat this. I stand my ground for calling 2020 for being an extremely difficult testing year with Saturn Pluto conjunct since January 12. Anger management would be a good place to start. There can be lots of energy that could be worked off through hard physical workouts. MARTIAL ARTS would be wonderful or build something of lasting value, renovate and tear apart a house. PLUTO rules elimination. What do you need to eliminate, let go of and let die in your life? Be aware, as all aspects have a positive use even when working with heavy energies like this, use Mars passion to blow through resistance to change, to right the wrongs, to end toxic masculinity, unfair laws and to rebalance your integrity. Take deep breaths and don’t get triggered, LIVE and LET DIE comes to mind. and fits MARS in ARIES life force and PLUTO”s death. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07Z_qfchFk  Please share widely, All content is copyright of Tara Greene Need help sorting out these issues? Get a reading with me http://www.taratarot.com