Leonard Cohen Astrology, ring the bells

I am so sad to hear of Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen’s passing Nov. 10th at 82 years old.  I’ve been crying already since the election announcement just like millions of others and now this. Leonard has always been one of my favorite singers and songwriters. Beloved by millions for his ruthless, honest, exploration of the heart and soul and our common human condition, Cohen’s deep baritone soulful voice made him an unlikely pop star. His career spans 50 years as a musician and many of his songs, which were never charted hits, including Hallelujah, have been covered hundreds of times.  

Leonard Cohen, astrology Tara Greene

Leonard Cohen in London in 2009

Cohen was born in Westmount Montreal to a well-off middle-class Jewish family. His name Cohen means that he is a High Priest, the most holy in the Jewish tradition. Much has been written about his life. You can Wikipedia that.  He just released his last album October 13th “You Want It Darker” which is totally prophetic, as he always was, what with Trump’s election. 

I have been a fan of Cohen since I first saw him singing at a Love-In at Queen’s Park Toronto in the summer of 1967 his first album Songs of Leonard Cohen was just being completed. 

I swear I wrote about Leonard’s chart years ago but it seems to have disappeared.  So let’s look at the modern bard’s life and death.

Leonard Cohen astrology Tara Greene

Leonard Cohen  born September 21, 1934

Leonard was an earthy, humble, perfectionist VIRGO with his SUN rising right on the Ascendant. This is a powerful symbol as his identity is about the dawn. The Sun is conjunct the asteroid EROS, and he was known for his erotic poetry and music. Virgo is also an austere sign and he was known for living in Zen-like sparsness. He was never a materialistic person. He has a beautiful, spiritual, creative, romantic, idealistic VENUS NEPTUNE conjunction in VIRGO in his 12th house opposite his poetic spiritual PISCES MOON. He is the ultimate poet and artist of spirit.

I have put in two special asteroids. Cohen was a big fan of the Spanish poet Garcia Lorca. The asteroid Lorcia sits right on his M.C. his career inspiration at 27 Gemini, the Pole star. Cohen’s career was to be the pivotal guiding star using his words to help others navigate their lives by.

The Virgo SUN Ascendant and his Venus-Neptune conjunction display the very meticulous, self-deprecating, hard-working tenacity, and songwriter that Cohen was, sometimes taking years to complete a song. Venus-Neptune in the 12th, by its placement is the most spiritual, solitary- he lived in a Monastery for 5 years, hermitlike, dreamy, a weaver of inspirational and psalms through music.

One of my favorite Cohen’s songs is DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE

A Venus/Neptune conjunction in the 12th house is literally the end of love.

“Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin -{Venus}
Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in -{12th house}
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove -{symbol of Heaven}
Dance me to the end of love ” 

The PISCES Moon is conjunct to the Fixed Star Fomalhaut which marks the Archangel Gabriel the trumpet blower on Judgement Day. Pisces, ruled by Neptune and Jupiter in ancient rulership, is placed in his 6th house, which is naturally Virgo, gives a sympathetic exchange between the planets of emotions,compassionate and poetic dreams.  The Pisces Moon governs the collective psyche the deep emotional yearning to return to source. Leonard channeled the angels messages through his music. Hallelujah. 

Leonard’s PISCES MOON opposes his VENUS/NEPTUNE, squares CHIRON in GEMINI @ 9 degrees. One of the main T- squares in his natal chart. Chiron is conjunct to the Fixed STAR ALDEBARAN which is the marker of Archangel MICHAEL, the fiery protecting angel in the East. How literal is that? Leonard’s primal wound Chiron, and his vulnerability is his poetic message, which is also where the greatest healing is. He communicated as  a wounded healer, directly from the Angels. 

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. “

Mercury the ruler of Cohen’s Ascendant, all of his Virgo and Gemini planets is in his first house at 17 LIBRA which is the position of two Fixed Stars, 1. Kraz, which means the claws of the Crow star and the word Tomorrow. The word procrastinate originated with this star.  Did Cohen put things off, or take a long time to communicate? yes. 2. Seginus in Constellation Bootes which means a reaper or harvester a guard or protector. The Libran influence also shows the dapper dresser and dashing figure that Cohen made. Libra rules relationships, justice, the arts, the peacemaker, go-between, seeing both sides of all issues, the light and the dark, the holy and the profane are very much Cohen themes.

Cohen was known as a Ladies Man and he had MARS in LEO, conjunct the SOUTH NODE conjunct to LILITH the Goddess of sexuality and independence in his 11th house of detachment.  South Node in Leo conjunct Mars indicates a past life as a great King, {Solomon?} a  natural leader, a warrior, a very powerful, fiery passionate man, heart felt, self-referential man. Mars in Leo is very sexual. Leonard was a proud but humble Lion, who worshiped women, who were strong, independent Lilith types. His women were unique, beautiful sexual free spirits, uncompromising and passionate. Mars conjunct Lilith is fatally drawn to these types and he may have had difficulty with intimacy. Leonard never married but had two children, son Adam and daughter Lorca who he named after his favorite poet, Spaniard, Frederico Garcia Lorca.  His was a courageous warrior of the heart.

SATURN opposite MARS in LEO

Leonard’s songs have always been heavy, and melancholy, doom and gloom realistic. He claimed he had depression for most of his life.  Cohen also lost his father when he was only nine years old.  These two planets Saturn in Aquarius and Mars in Leo symbolize the alchemy of turning Lead into gold. The “great work.” This was Cohen’s work, he did this personally and  in his art. 

These two planets also exemplify his quote. “I have always been attracted to the voluptuousness- Mars in LEO- of austerity- SATURN.

The 2nd T-square in Leonard’s chart is JUPITER in LIBRA in his 2nd house or resources and money in square to PLUTO in CANCER in his 10th house of worldly fame and notoriety in square to URANUS @ ZERO degrees TAURUS.

JUPITER Square PLUTO in his career house indicates Cohen’s drive and desire for success and brings luck and wealth. The square involving Uranus in Taurus Retrograde is very interesting revealing Cohen’s original style of singing, the gravelly, nasal,monotone, baritone. URANUS in TAURUS is a nontraditional sensualist, a way-shower, and radical freedom lover who is grounded in the world. Uranus in Taurus Retrograde in this T-square also indicated his financial ups and downs and losses late in his career forcing him to go on word tours in his 70’s to make money.

Note the asteroid Mariana conjunct to Cohen’s JUPITER in LIBRA. Oneof his most famous songs was “So long Marianne.”

PLUTO in CANCER is very sentimental and close to his childhood. Cohen had two children and althoug he said he didnt want them originally. He said he was very glad to have them as they were his closest companions now. Cohen always kept his apartment in Montreal even though he lived in the U.S. for many years. He also loved being near water and in the 60’s he lived on the Greek Island of Hydra. 

SATURN Retrograde in AQUARIUS in his 5th house of creativity, love affairs and the arts. Cohen is a total revolutionary, non-conformist in the bone. He was born that way. Saturn rules both Capricorn and Aquarius in traditional Astrology. He honored tradition, his Jewish past, the bible, Jesus, but is not bound to the tradition. Saturn, the father, his karma, limitations, obstacles, maturity and legacy is in TRINE to Jupiter in Libra. These two planets balance each other out very well.

SATURN sextile JUNO on the GALACTIC CENTRE @ 27 degrees SAGITTARIUS

These two form a YOD or finger of GOD to PLUTO in CANCER in his 10th house. JUNO is the feminine form of Genius, and all good poets have a MUSE. In a mans’ chart Juno would be one indicator of his MUSE. The GALACTIC CENTER is a vast black hole at the center of our Galaxy. It is mysterious and dark and to those who are tuned into it receive mystical insights into the nature of our souls and ou life’s missions. Cohen channeled his art in a unique yet traditional way, through Saturn structure, folk music and traditional Greek instruments, poetry, and as a modern bard. This was his soul’Pluto’s mission. 

AT HIS DEATH NOVEMBER 7, 2016

Cohen died November 7th in Los Angeles with his children there. No cause of death has been given yet, The news wasn’t reported until the 10th. I find his exiting the planet pre-Trump election to be very significant. 

SATURN Lord of death @ 15th degrees Sagittarius is conjunct to the GREAT ATTRACTOR calling him home. Saturn is squaring Cohen’s Neptune Venus in Virgo. Saturn is also opposed to Cohen’s Chiron in Gemini, he had been ailing for the last while. He knew he was going to die soon.

VENUS at 23 Sagittarius is squaring Cohen’s Sun. A message of love from the Galactic Center.

Transiting Mars in Capricorn was opposite his PLUTO in Cancer which signifies death. Heart failure is a likely cause.

Transiting Pluto in square to his natal JUPITER in LIBRA with transiting URANUS opposite to JUPITER. Death may have come very swiftly which is a blessing.

Cohen was having his 7th JUPITER return now. This is a peaceful death. Cohen had lived a very full, very creative life. Jupiter is the King, symbolizing God, he was ready to go home.

 Leonard Cohen left the world with NEPTUNE  and the South Node on his Natal PISCES Moon. Neptune is opposite to his Natal Neptune. The North Node in Virgo conjunct to his natal Neptune/Venus. That’s one amazingly beautiful spiritual escort back to source for sure. In his last album just released in October Cohen sang ” I am ready my Lord. “

We will all surely miss the great poet. I know he is finding out if that Chord pleases the Lord. His music will always inspire us and help us to express what we can’t put into words. The music for many generations already and many yet to come. Thank you Leonard. As a Canadian we have lost a legend. I send blessings to his family, son and daugher. I will say kiddish prayers for him for the required 7 days as is Jewish custom. The flag in Montreal will fly at half- mast today in Quebec on the 11th on Remembrance day to honour its departed son. RIP Leonard. I know you have been danced to the end of love.

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Kristen Stewart, hidden secrets,her year ahead.

For all of you Kristen Stewart Fans, yes your heroine turns 26 April 9 2016. Happy Birthday to Kristen.  I have looked again at Kristen’s chart, and I am seeing it and her in new ways.  Here is her natal chart including some extra asteroids and I will be talking about her unusualy unique personality and what the stars have in store for her this year and into 2017.

Kristen Stewart, photo, Tara Greene

This will be very powerful, expansive and CRAZY time for her, having URANUS the planet of chaos, wild, revolutionary, freedom loving energy on her ARIES SUN. Expect the unexpected from Kristen this year in all matters. She is a catalytic converter of energy, a veritable lightning bolt. Uranus is the Higher consciousness planet, the planet of weirdo’s and unique people who feel equal in sharing the power with everyone else.  Kristen will be flying her own brave freak flag like never before.  

This aspect has been building up for the last 3 or 4 years, causing Kristen to break out of her Twilight role and her relationship with Robert Pattinson by cheating on him with film director Rupert Sanders. That’s Uranus energy  urging her towards freedom at any cost. Although Kristen likes to play both sides with her GEMINI ASCENDANT it will be hard for her to fully commit to anyone.  Her Gemini ascendant also shows her super stylish model looks with her normal androgynous grungy super casual dressing style. That’s a dual nature for you. Gemini is a hermaphrodite, as dual sexed God traditionally, governing communications and adaptability. 

Kristen Stewart Astrology tara Greene

Uranus has been aspecting her Moon, her moods, emotions and her feminine side which is in LIBRA, the sign of the socializing go-between who needs to be in relationships. Kristen has the Moon in the 5th house of LOVE AFFAIRS. That Uranus energy freed Kristen up from having to always be liked as she acted it out. She is experimenting with all kinds of relationships now to find out what feels right to her. She is not trying to please anyone else anymore. 

URANUS will also square her Natal SATURN in the 8th house of  deep intimacy, taxes, secrets, soul transformations his year and for the next year  as well. SATURN builds,stabilizes and matures, And URANUS blows all that up. A should I stay or should I go energy.

The planet of Karma, limitations, obstacles, maturity and testing Saturn is sitting on her DESCENDANT on the cusp of her 7th house of marriage and all “others.” Saturn will hover over this point attracting past life karmic relationships into Kristen’s life for most of this year. Saturn will be in Kristen’s marriage house for the next two years. Saturn is sextiling her Moon indicating women being her primary love interests for this next while. Saturn will also mature the way she is seen in the world and she will be working with older men. She is working with famed film director Woody Allen for a Netfliks movie. 

Kristen has one very unusual factor in her Natal Chart. She was born with a RARE OUT OF BOUNDS Jupiter. Just like it sounds, this is a very unusual aspect explaining why Kristen is a woman that will never ever fit the mode of normalcy. JUPITER is the planet of expansion, optimism, travelling, learning, humor, justice, honesty, casual appearance and faith and it rules the signs of SAGITTARIUS AND PISCES and it is in her first house of self-identity in CANCER where Jupiter is exalted. 

Jupiter was only OOB  for example, at these times.

 February 25, 1990 @ 6:08 am (EST +5:00) when Jupiter turned Direct in Cancer until April 18 1990 @ 11:26 am (EDT +4:00)
and then March 3  2002 11:03 am (EST +5:00) with Jupiter in Cancer until March 20, 2002 @ 8:22 pm EST  it is so rare it only happens once every six year or so but not even that. 

If you were born in these time you share Kristen’s off the wall eccentric individuality.  Jupiter in Cancer is usually very feminine and traditional, Kristen’s feminine need for sentimentality and emotional security is nowhere to be seen or expressed in an exotic way. 

Jupiter governs Kristen’s marriage house, her 7th house of SAGITTARIUS, -why she dressed so casual always when not on screen or stage.Jupiter also governs PISCES which is in her 10th house of worldy fame and career where she has VENUS, indicating why Kristen is a model and much photographed. Venus in Pisces rules actresses, photography, Hollywood, illusions and addictions.

Kristen is a veritable chameleon in love. She is psychic sponge who blends and molds herslef into whoever her lover is at the time or whatever role she needs to play without even thinking about it. This OOB Jupiter of hers further accentuates her unique devil may care attitude about it all. 

PLUTO, the planet of soul, of the collective unconscious is also now squaring Kristen’s ARIES, Amazon warrioress SUN. She is needing to walk her own soul’s path whatever that may look like to her now. Old relationships and identities are dying as she is finding a new self. Pluto brings power and riches if one truly knows who they really are. 

For Kristen what is real and what is an illusion are key factors for her to question about herself, her faith, her beliefs in her creativity and her relationships as she is caught in the T-square of Neptune in PISCES in her 10th house of fame,  Saturn sitting on her 7th house marriage cusp as Jupiter in Virgo is transiting through her 4th and most private house of her roots, her foundation, her family and is pressuring her to work hard, be humble and perfect her craft for most of 2016.  What is real love? Who is my soul mate? Who am I? are big questions. 

Kristen also has the Asteroid SAPPHO the famous Ancient Greek Lesbian poet at 7 degrees PISCES conjunct to her natal Venus in Pisces. This has been activated by Neptune in Transit for the last two years awakening Kristen to explore love relationships with women, although she has been obtuse about saying she is bisexual. 

NEPTUNE is also slowly moving up to square her GEMINI Ascendant and her SAGITTARIUS Descendant now and into 2017. Neptune rules film, photography, creative self-expression, soul mates, addictions, illusions, spirituality. Kristen is looking for a soul mate, and she may be feeling as if she is in a fog or dreamland or found her illusory soul mate in SOKKO right now. She must be careful about any addictions to alcohol, drugs or work. She must be careful of being deceptive herself and of being deceived by others, the Neptunian too good to be true aspect. She will still continue to metamorphose and drift in and out of relationships with Gemini there perhaps having two lovers at a time or flitting from one relationship to another until Saturn crosses into her 7th house and stays there.

MARS the planet of passion and defenses will turn RETROGRADE APRIL 17- June 29 and will turn Direct almost exactly on Kristen’s LILITH/JUNO combination in SCORPIO in her 6th house of work. Kristen is one very smart, very moody, willful, driven cookie. That LILITH JUNO conjunction in SCORPIO means she is very sexual, very independent, can be ruthless and controlling and explores all aspects of her lovers psychology. She could be manipulative. These two powerful feminine archetypes are in a difficult angle with her natal ARIE SUN. Kristen hates to feel fenced in and refuses to compromise, that is why she is always scowling and frowning in public.  She has a lot of fixed planet energy in her natal chart. She is willfull,stubborn and sensuous. 

Jupiter will enter LIBRA on September 9th 2016  and will conjunct Kristen’s natal MOON at 14 degrees Libra in mid November 2016 and will oppose her SUN around Christmas Time 2016 which is very expansive in terms of relationships traveling and feeling very happy. Jupiter will conjunct her Moon again in May 2017 with Jupiter Retrograde and again in July 2017 with the planet direct.  2017 will be a good year for her. A very fertile creative happy time. Her mother and her home plays a strong role in her life during this time too. She may move in with a lover during this time.

Kristen’s PROGRESSED SUN is at 14 degrees TAURUS now in her Natal 12th house, opposite PLUTO in Scorpio and Lilith {MEAN} in her 6th house of work and her SUN is exactly square to her NORTH NODE in AQUARIUS conjunct her Natal Mars on her I.C. and square to her SOUTH NODE  in LEO. 

A more karmically culminating time in Kristen’s life could not be happening. She is meeting people and situations she is meant to be with now, this is FATE, and she is releasing her past Leo karma to go into her Aquarian free spirit self. 

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RIP Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy’s “fascinating” stars

Leonard Nimoy,the actor who portrayed the pointy eared half-Vulcan Mr. Spock on Star Trek fame passed away February 27 from COPD at 83 years old. Millions of Trekkie fans are in mourning. William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk, NASA, astronaut Chris Hadfield and thousands of fans poured out tweets and tributes to Nimoy in a tribute to how much he had enriched and touched their lives.

Mr. Spock Leonard Nimoy astrology Tara Greene

 Star Trek first appeared September 8, 1966 with  Nimoy portraying a very cool, half alien, half earthling first officer of the Star Ship Enterprise who would logically comment on our all too human emotional reactions.  He portrayed an alien Jekyll and Hyde type of character. We all know why we loved Mr. Spock. 

Nimoy was much more than Spock. He was also an also a film director; Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984) and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” (1986) which he helped write. He also directed the hugely successful comedy Three Men and A Baby in 1987. He  was also an accomplished photographer, poet and made music. He was nominated four times for Emmy awards. 

He created the famous split fingered gesture, the “May you Live long and Propser” hand salute  is based on Jewish blessings from the Cohen High Priests.  Nimoy came from an orthodox immigrant family and took up his Jewish roots again later in life. 

Lets look at the stars in Mr. Nimoy’s chart. There was an asteroid named after him, Mr. Spock. #230,. There’s also an Asteroid called Enterprise #9777, and a hypothetical trans-Mercury planet called Vulcan which I also included.

There are two different birth times on the Internet for Leonard Nimoy one has 8:30 am which is unvalidated and apparently he revealed he was an Aries with a Scorpio Ascendant. 

I’ve rectified his birth chart to 10:30 pm with the transits of the Star Trek premiere Sept. 8 1966

Leonard Nimoy astrology tara greene

Leonard Nimoy was a quadruple Aries with SUN, North Node, Uranus and Mercury in a tight “stellium”. At any birth time this quadruple Aries indicates an ambitious, independent, strong willed leader. A unique, rebellious, communicator whose ideas are ahead of their time, futuristic, inventive, with a detached way of seeing things from a Higher Intellect who thought he was an alien. He was also famous for his resonant voice, Mercury rules speech.

His Moon seems to be in Cancer in this chart. If he was born earlier in the day at 8:30 a.m. the Moon would have been in late Gemini with a Gemini Ascendant. That chart could also fit his personality.

Venus in Aquarius indicates a love of the unique, the different, the alien. Venus in Aquarius is detachment, inventing, organizing. Aquarius rules the stars, and it rules outer space and pioneers-

” To boldly go where no man has gone before.” the Enterprise Star Trek motto. 

Neptune is Retrograde in Virgo and widely opposite Venus. If this chart is correct it is the highest placed planet in his chart and carry’s the most influence. Neptune rules fantasy, photography, writing, poetry, the arts, spirituality, Hollywood and addictions. Neptune in Virgo brings down to earth Neptune’s dreams and fantasies. It literally created this Sci-Fi fantasy in everyone’s TV boxes in the 60’s.  Nimoy was a hard-working and practical dreamer, a very creative and spiritual man. I loved his The Full Body Project of 300 pound nude women. 

Leonard had a natal Jupiter Pluto conjunction in Cancer which symbolizes a person with regal bearing, a soul of great wealth, power, emotion and depth. Saturn in Capricorn is opposite Pluto and square to his North Node Uranus Mercury conjunction.This man had a powerful destiny to change consciousness which would bring him fame.

The Saturn Pluto Uranus T-square is generational, yes. With Mercury and his North Node involved this indicates he was destined to build a long-lasting career {Saturn} based on changing {Uranus } and alien {Uranus} communications {Mercury} concepts and ideas {Mercury} of the Collective unconscious. {Pluto}.

His Natal Mars at 29 degrees Cancer indicates he was a loving, sensitive, compassionate person, who was very connected to his roots, his family and to nurturing others.

The Asteroid Enterprise was at zero degrees of Aquarius  close to Saturn in Capricorn { Nimoy’s karma and his past} opposite his Natal Mars. Saturn in Capricorn is career. 

The Asteroid  Mr. Spock is conjunct his natal Chiron in Taurus. I find this “fascinating” as Mr.Spock would say. Chiron in Taurus is about struggling with the very sensuous, dense, earth realm by embodying the wounded healer. Isn’t that what Mr. Spock was? 

The hypothetical trans-Mercury planet called VULCAN was at 2 degrees of Aries conjunct Nimoy’s SUN! Yes he really was a Vulcan. 

On Star Trek Premier date

A SUN Mercury conjunction on his M.C. with transiting VULCAN at his highest career point with the Uranus Pluto conjunction in his 10th house of fame. Venus is opposite his Natal Venus and conjunct his Part of Fortune for this chart. Jupiter in Cancer is almost on his Natal Mars.

The transiting NORTH NODE which symbolizes being accepted by others is at 18 degrees of Taurus exactly conjunct to the Asteroid Mr. SPOCK! It is Leonard’s fate. Neptune is at 19 degrees of Scorpio conjunct to the South Node, indicating a destiny connected to acting.This forms a transiting T-square, which is opposite Asteroid Mr. Spock and his natal Chiron and squaring his natal Venus in Aquarius..  

At his death Feb 27, 2015

The Planet URANUS is exactly conjunct to where it was when Leonard was born as well and his North Node. This is most definitely a symbol of returning to the Universe. Nimoy died from COPD which is a lung disease. Mercury rules the lungs which was conjunct to his North Node, indicating a fated weakness. Pluto is exactly squaring his Nodes, Uranus and Mercury too which is a soul call to return to Source. The transiting North node is also conjunct to his South Node in reverse position to where it was at his birth. 

Venus is just passed and Mars is exactly conjunct to his SUN at 5 degrees Aries indicating the outpouring of love and meaning which Leonard held for generations of Star Trek fans.

Leonard was experiencing a Neptune opposition with Chiron the wounded healer at 15 degrees of Pisces opposite to the Mid Heaven if this chart and conjunct his IC or his roots.

The Sun and Neptune are conjunct to VULCAN indicating another highlighted spiritual return to the Light and source, even an imaginal source.

The asteroid Enterprise is at one degree Leo conjunct to his natal Mars in Cancer. Star Trek will always be remembered.

Jupiter is in Leo trining Nimoy’s Uranus, North Node, Mercury which is a great big-hearted blessing.

Saturn is in Sagittarius sextiling his Natal Saturn making a wide trine to his Natal Sun. This indicates a blessing.

We will always remember you Leonard and Mr. Spock.  His last tweet

Twitter Mr. Spock, astrology

We cannot thank you enough Leonard. I loved your photography too. You will always be remembered. 

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New York Times tribute  http://nyti.ms/1LQR9Wu

Kaddish traditional Hebrew prayers for the dead for Leonard Nimoy  http://youtu.be/T673FBPYVjE