America’s original child star,Shirley Temple passed away at 85 of natural causes on Feb 10. She was the biggest film star in the world at 6 years old during the Depression. Hugely talented, Temple sang, tap danced, acted and charmed all of America, lifting spirits and bringing joy and hope during those troubled years. Temple’s famous blond curls and dimples set fashion trends and made dancing lessons obligatory for any stage mom’s child She got her own juvenile Oscar in 1935. She was the reigning queen for 4 years in the 30’s, making 8 films in those years which were the biggest box office draw. Later she became an Ambassador and one of the first women to speak out publicly about having breast cancer.
She was awarded many times with numerous honors and a lifetime achievement award by the Academy in 1985. Shirley had three children, two marriages- one for 54 years, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She appeared to have a relatively normal life for a child star who grew up on Hollywood lots and had such intense wealth and fame.
I saw her black and white films as reruns on Tv when I was a child. Shirley was so pretty, charming and charismatic. I memorized the words to her songs. You couldn’t help but love her she had real star quality.
Lets find out who Shirley was. Astrology IS an ancient science used to decipher a person’s character and shows what planetary factor’s are in effect at death. Shirley Temple was born just before the Great Depression in April 23 1928 in Santa Monica California.
During the Mercury Retrogade I cannot figure out how to type around the chart. See below.
Shirley was a very charming, pretty little girl with big dimples, a sensual, strong willed Taurus ruled by Venus which is located in Aries- sign of precociousness which is conjunct to Jupiter. A very, very good luck, energetic, self-made, irrepressible energy combo. Someone who would use her charms to make the world- Jupiter Happy. Mercury is also in Aries, close to her Sun, she was a fast learner, and precariously intelligent, learning dance routines at 3 years old.
With SUN MERCURY JUPITER and VENUS on the cusp of her 5th house, this totally describes her success in life. The 5th house is the house of children, creativity, self-expression, leadership, shining brightly, giving love. She had three children herself.
Her Ascendant is Sagittarius, and in fact all the angles of her chart are in mutable signs with Virgo on her Mid heaven, or MC which is worldly fame. The planets Jupiter and Mercury together rules all the angles in her chart and they are conjunct in ARIES- self made, strong, individuals in the 5th house.
Saturn in Sagittarius is in her 1st house Retrograde, indicating a KARMIC signature. Saturn in Sagittarius is the world diplomat which she later actually became. Saturn in the 1st house brings maturity, seriousness, hard work, inspiration, optimism, good humor. It is the 1st house of her self. Saturn is square to MARS IN PISCES at 12 degrees in her 3rd house of communications. Mars in Pisces makes her a chameleon, easily become what anyone wants. This square brings that Saturn maturity into creativity, in film as Pisces rules films, illusion. So we see the precocious child star there. Saturn is also grounded, Shirley seemed to have quite a normal life. Her parents were with her on set. She retired at 22 years old from film.
Her Moon was at a critical 29th degree of Gemini in the 7th house of ‘others.” Indicating that childlike charm, gift of the gab that Gemini has. Her mother was a big factor in her early career, probably living out her own desire to be famous through her daughter. 29 degrees of GEMINI signals worldly fame as it is conjunct to the POLE STAR everyone navigates to you emotionally.
Shirley had Neptune at 26 degrees Leo Retrogade in her 9th house, her highest elevated planet. It is conjunct to FIXED STAR Regulus the heart of the Lion Royal Star of great success. Neptune again is the HOLLYWOOD STAR in this position literally. Everyone loved her. She had riches beyond measure in a time of great poverty.
PLUTO is at 15 degrees Cancer in the 8th house of money, power and riches. Pluto was conjunct to the U.S. Sun at 13 degrees. She was America’s sweetheart. Her Venus and Jupiter square Pluto indicating the vast wealth and success that she would attain.
North Node at 9 degrees Gemini in her 7th house.
Shirley’s films always were black and white character narratives between her and old men. Her North Node is the sign of the child, in the house of all others. South Node not shown is in Sagittarius in her 1st house close to Saturn. I believe Shirley had been a great teacher, metaphysician, knowledge bringer in her past lives. In this life she came her to Lighten up about all that knowledge and keep things childlike, communicating her joy and optimism to all.
HER DEATH ASTROLOGY
Dying of natural causes at home with her family. PLUTO and VENUS closely conjunct- Pluto is LORD OF DEATH and Venus- Goddess of love, beauty and nature, were exactly squaring her NATAL VENUS.
A beautiful death is what that means, a peaceful death. Those planets are lined up with the Grand Cardinal cross as well of Jupiter and Uranus. to her natal Venus. transiting Jupiter- abundance, nurturing is Retrograde in Cancer close to her Natal Pluto.
Chiron in Pisces is conjunct to her Natal Mars exactly. The wounded healer allows her to enter Heaven, spirit., Pisces. finally Neptune God of Bliss is squaring her north and South Nodes calling her back from whence she came. The South Node had recently crossed her Sun in Taurus. The past was receiving her life force.
She will be remembered in film as a beautiful light. If you’ve never seen her watch her old films. She will still charm you.
RIP and many Thanks Shirley.
The old scenes where Shirley is surrounded by men holding her would these days be considered child molesters. Ah it was a much simpler time.
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