Charlie Watts, RIP, The famous Back beat for The Rolling Stones, the Greatest Rock and Roll band of all time passed away in a London Hospital at 80 from an undisclosed illness with his family by his side. Charlie was the handsome, stone-faced, rock steady drummer of the Greatest Rock and Roll band for 58 years, joining in 1963.
Elegantly dressed in Saville Row suits and married to the same woman since 1965, Watts is survived by his wife Shirley Shepherd, a daughter, Seraphina, a sister, and a granddaughter.
Amidst the raucuous Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, he was the coolest of dudes, holding down the Rolling Stones Juggernaut. Like the quiet Beatle, Charlie’s drumming was the beat behind Jagger’s swagger and Keith’s pirate blue’s playing, he was a gentleman in a sea of rogues. He has a very few demons of his own.
Let’s look at his astrology. Born June 2, 1941, No Birth Time in London U.K.
Charlie Robert Watts, was a triple GEMINI with Sun at 11 degrees, JUPITER at 1, and VENUS at 23 degrees. Gemini’s have very fast reflexes, they are mutable, nimble and tend to be slender with a high metabolism. Gemini’s never age, and Charlie drummed in every show up until 2019 when they did their last live concert tour in Miami.
With no Birth Time it’s hard to know exactly but it looks like the MOON is in VIRGO
which suits a meticulously dressed and introverted perfectionist who never missed a gig in 58 years and succinctly never missed a beat. That VIRGO addicted to perfection shows in his humble personality and his spare precision. He was not flashy, he didn’t need to be. Mick and keep had that down Charlie mastered his craft and knew exactly what he was doing. Originally a Jazz drummer, Jazz is very intellectual music as befits Virgo Moon.
With MERCURY in CANCER’
Charlie’s mind, intelligence and communication was through the emotional realms. Mercury in Cancer loves being at home even though he spent years and years on the road. Mercury in Cancer is very sentimental. He claimed that he kept all of his drums which were 30 years old and played them on stage. Charlie married his wife in 1963 and they stayed married and he apparently never cheated on her.
Mercury rules his VIRGO MOON, he was a very sensitive and emotional drummer, Cancer is very intuitive.
MARS in PISCES
In the Natural 12th House shows why Charlie was so reserved and happy to be in the background. He was incredible empathic and sensitive and played very intuitively. He was an introverted and humble man. Mars rules drums.
Mars opposes the Moon and squares his SUN, a very Mutable energy, Charlie was a cerebral man, and you could see it. Charlie was intuitive, adaptable, Mercurially quick and stable, spare and perfectionist.
SATURN in TAURUS
Shows Charlie’s love of fine and beautiful tailed Saville Row suits he was famous for. He had over 200 of them all made to match his collection of expensive cars which he couldn’t drive. Charlie started out as a graphic artist, Taurus is the sign of the artistic crafts person. He continued to draw throughout his life and did some artwork for the Stones albums. Saturn in Taurus is also part of Charlie’s rock-solid nature, steady, sensual, someone who hates change. Saturn represents the father and his father also loved fine fashion. Charlie was interviewed saying he kept all his old drum equipment for 30 years or more, This is both a practical Saturn that appreciates old well made objects and a Virgo-never waste anything no matter if you are a multi-millionaire.
SATURN conjunct URANUS at 27 degrees conjunct ALGOL
Saturn conjunct Uranus is a mix of traditional yet free and creative revolutionary very inventive, and complex. Uranus individuals are strongly themselves. There’s a famous story of Charlie punching Mick in the mouth for calling him “his drummer” he was fiercely independent and his own man. ALGOL in a chart can give someone enormous power to keep others at bay. Something a shy retiring never wanted to be a rock star man would want.
NORTH NODE at 28 VIRGO conjunct NEPTUNE Trine Uranus
The famous critical last degree of the Zodiac. Charlie’s South Node at the 29th critical degree of PISCES indicates that he had been a very spiritual man in a past life. Most likely a monk living in a cell drawing Illuminated Manuscripts. Apparently he was fascinated with the American Civil War and collected memorabilia. His Mars in Pisces would be in the natural 12th House indicating this he was a soldier in the Civil War in the 1860’s,a past life of his too. I believe we are all drawn back to what we did in past lives.
The “critical” 29th degree of Pisces means you are not to create any more Karma in this lifetime. His NORTH NODE in VIRGO conjunct Neptune was to bring his sensitive spirituality into a very practical humble perfected work and being of service in this life. He served the Stones for 58 years. He apparently was the epitome of neatness.
Pluto in LEO
Charlie was the STAR drummer of the biggest rock and roll band spending years on stage.
CHIRON at 28 CANCER
Indicates his deeply moody and sensitive nature. A true introvert, Charlie had one daughter and a granddaughter. His wound was about being on the road and away from home so much. A very traditional supportive man to his family.
AT HIS DEATH on AUGUST 24
On the day of his passing, PLUTO the Lord of Death is opposing his Natal Chiron the wounded healer and Trine his Uranus in Taurus. He may have passed from a stomach issue. Apparently he had some surgery and was recovering. Paul McCartney mentioned he knew that Charlie had been ill. Uranus is an unexpected death.
SATURN in Aquarius and URANUS square and conjunct Natal SATURN in Taurus
This is a replica of the Saturn Uranus conjunction Charlie was born under. The planetary energy that brought him in, escort him out.
Transit NEPTUNE in PISCES conjunct South Node opposite North and NEPTUNE in VIRGO and square VENUS in GEMINI
This is a very beautiful energy to pass away under. Neptune in Pisces to the SOUTH NODE is a call to return HOME to Spirit. A very spiritual transit, from a dream of life, a daydream and a night dream back to a dream. Neptune in Pisces rules viruses and infections. Charlie may have had complications from surgery too.
Charlie brought the beat for 58 years and his reputation will continue indefinitely and as long as Rock and roll continues to inspire generations to dance to the beat. The Rolling Stones gather no moss and will always be the standard of Rock and Roll Bands. RIP Charlie. You will be missed and The Stones will continue on their tour in September 2021.
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Article about Charlie Watts https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/aug/26/stewart-copeland-max-weinberg-on-charlie-watts-rolling-stones