Prince, life and death, when doves cry,

So shocked to hear of pop musician Prince’s sudden death April 21 at 57 years of age. The world is mourning the impact of his talents, music and his scope of influence from the 80’s until now. Prince was on the road playing just last week.  Even President Obama made an obituary speech lauding him. Niagara Falls was scheduled to be lit in purple to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday and this coincided with Princes’ death. Purple is the color of psychic ability. Purple Rain was one of his biggest hits. He sold 100 million records during his career and was the most popular musician in the 80’s. He won an Academy Award for “When Doves Cry”

So lets look at and understand who the diminutive, 5 feet 2 inches powerhouse of musical talent was at his birth and his death. 

Numerology, he was an 18 Personality the Moon/Pisces, a test of faith and many rebirths. His soul was the Number 9 the Hermit and he was an exacting perfectionist, a hard worker, very humble, and very private. 

Born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, at 6:17 p.m. 

PRINCE had a very powerful astrology chart.

Prince, astrology,musician, Tara Greene

 

A GEMINI Sun, Prince was a natural communicator,with Sun in the 8th {Scorpio} house of sexuality, transformation, power and control. He apparently wrote over 500 songs. He had a Scorpio Ascendant and PLUTO right on the M.C. high noon position, makes him an honorary SCORPIO.

PLUTO conjunct to REGULUS the heart of the Lion, the star of Kings, on the HIGH NOON Fame position in the world, and MARS, ruler of his Ascendant at zero degrees ARIES the most powerful place for MARS to be.  Zero degrees Aries is the start of the Zodiac, a world point. He was full of energy, sexuality, restlessness, a risk taker and an innovator.  “Little Red Corvette” indeed. His Mars was in his 4th house of privacy, his home, roots and family and he mainly stayed and worked in his home town. 

Prince’s MOON at 1 degree PISCES is conjunct his I.C. the 4th house cusp at the bottom or roots of his chart. Pisces Moon is artistic, He was known as THE ARTIST. dreamy, spiritual psychic, adaptable. He must have been very close to his mother. He was operating on a higher vibration, connecting to Source energy directly. He felt one with everyone. He was very charitable and was secretly supporting families who needed it. 

The Moon is opposite PLUTO on his M.C. this is an obsessive, power house energy. He could not fail, worldly success was in the chart. Although he did have some huge ups and downs with Warner’s his record company over his name and identity. A Pisces Moon person just changes his energy so that he is just a symbol, so he is free to do it his own way. 

His Mercury, ruler of his Sun is in its home sign of GEMINI in his 7th house. Mercury forms a T-square with  PLUTO at the top of his chart and the MOON at the bottom. To have these powerful  planets in alignment this way have Prince immense powers to succeed and control. He was obsessive in conveying his emotional passions through his music. He was mesmerizing live, HIs performance at the SUPERBOWL is considered to be the best one ever,

Mercury is also involved in  a YOD or Finger Of God to Mars at Zero degrees ARIES is involved in the Yod which points to his North Node and Neptune God of artists and musicians and Spirituality which is conjunct to his North Node also at Zero degrees SCORPIO in his 12th house of hidden things. Zero degree points and planets indicate new life experiences. It’s obvious that Prince’s karma was to be an incredibly creative spiritual, high-minded,ego-less person. A mysterious, adaptable, mutable, mirage, very Piscean. 

HIS SOUTH NODE in TAURUS is conjunct VENUS in her home sign, in his 6th house of work and service, humility, health and discipline. This indicates that Prince was very grounded, artistic, very sensuous, he oozed sexuality, very feminine, he played with his sexuality, flaunting flamboyant dress and wearing eye make up. He adored women and featured them in his bands where he gave them much power and success. Prince was a stubborn, obstinate, purposeful person. He has great taste and loved the finer things in life.

His Saturn in Sagittarius is Retrograde in his 2nd house of resources and opposing his SUN. This gave him staying power, Saturn rules longevity. His father who was also named Prince as a musician and encouraged him at an early age to follow music. Saturn gave Prince discipline. He worked hard and this made him a more mature serious down to earth Gemini. Saturn is always where there is obstacles and in the house of money. he struggled with legal issues, which Sagittarius rules for many years over copyrights. 

Jupiter is also Retrograde in Libra in his 11th house of organization, the level playing field, innovation, fashion, and relationships. Jupiter makes a GRAND AIR TRINE to his SUN and CHIRON in AQUARIUS. His music although spanning many genres always had a deeper healing quality to it.  Jupiter in Libra gave Prince master abilities as an artists who could play at least 27 instruments, he was a polymath of music. 

URANUS IN LEO in his 9th house squares VENUS in TAURUS and North Node and NEPTUNE in SCORPIO.

This is where Prince’s unique talents came from. He truly channelled some Princely energy into some funkier innovation in his music. 

PRINCE was known for writing very sexual lyrics and he was incredibly charismatic to both sexes. He had the asteroid EROS in PISCES,in his 4th house making his omnisexual. EROS squares his Saturn and his SUN, He shone and carried this sexuality in a fun light-hearted way through his pop music. 

PRINCE’s DEATH

On April 21st in Minneapolis Prince was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m. 

Apparently he had been ill with the flu. His jet made and emergency landing in Illinois last Friday where he was given a “save shot” which is administered for a drug overdose. Doctors recommended that he stay in hospital but unable to obtain a private room he left.  An attempt was made to revive him when emergency came to his Paisley Park recording studios when he as found collapsed in an elevator in the morning and unresponsive. 

TRANSITS 

THE SUN at 2 degrees TAURUS is conjunct to Prince South NODE, directly opposite to his Natal Neptune and His North Node in PISCES in his 12th house of addictions, spirituality, mystery and endings.  the Sun also squares Prince Uranus in Leo indicating the sudden, shocking, unexpected nature of this energy. Literally seems to be heart attack but as we are dealing with Neptune the cause of death may be related to a drug overdose and quite mysterious. 

URANUS the planet of the unexpected of major change and chaos was directly opposite to Prince’s JUPITER in LIBRA. That is a sudden death marker. Venus is also conjunct Uranus. PLUTO ,  Lord of DEATH, was also squaring Prince’s Jupiter in LIBRA,

Planet SATURN, the planet of karma, traditionally the planet of death is RETROGRADE in SAGITTARIUS,  exactly opposing Prince’s GEMINI SUN with Jupiter squaring his Sun from Virgo sign of health as well.  

CHIRON, The Wounded Healer at 23 degrees PISCES is squaring Prince’s SUN and exactly squaring his SATURN. Prince may have been feeling unwell for quite some time. 

The transiting Moon was in LIBRA conjunct LILITH and Prince’s JUPITER heading towards a Full Moon in Scorpio. 

MERCURY, the ruler of Prince’s Gemini Sun is at the time of his death at 22 degrees Taurus.

The Sabian Symbol for this degree is. 

A WHITE DOVE FLYING STRAIGHT AND FEARLESSLY OVER TROUBLED WATERS.

How appropriate to the man who sang about “this is what it sounds like when the doves cry.”

My intuition was telling me to search for Chandra symbol meanings. Here is what I found

for Prince’s Retrograde Saturn at Sagittarius 22. A flamenco dancer. As he stamps his purple boots, small clouds of dust are raised. (Omega Symbol) Interacting/Sensitive
(Degree Angel: Ariel (AH-ree-EL) Absolute Certainty, Perceiver and Revealer)

A passionate and insistent self-expression is found here. This degree has the ability to stir up energy and to bring transformation to situations by provoking others to see them in a new way. It helps others to get back in touch with what they’re really feeling, and to go ahead and express themselves. Affirming once again the ground of our being, self-assurance is renewed and we’re ready to move on.

HOw perfect is that. Saturn was Prince’s karmic/dharma mission. I love the Purple boots reference. Is this not what Prince gave us through his music and his living example? 

We will miss you Prince. Millions of people are mourning you. Another great pop singer gone. Your music and your life example will live on.  My phone number ends in 1999.

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PRINCE’S LEGENDARY SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCE IN THE RAIN 2007

It’s so hard to say Goodbye 

Philip Seymour Hoffman life and death Astrology by Tara Greene

Philip Seymour Hoffman Astrology Tara Greene

Sad tragic news of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death at 46 years old, from an  apparent heroin O.D. although the autopsy hasn’t been conclusive yet. Considered to be one of the finest actors of his generation. He won the Academy Award for his role in CAPOTE. His sudden passing has engendered a wave of shock and sadness throughout Hollywood. There was a  minute of silence on Broadway today in his honor.

Admired by his colleagues in the theatre and film for his intense, sensitive, honest, indepth acting. Mr. Hoffman leaves three young children. We will never watch more stupendous acting and directing roles which he could and would have accomplished.

He had  been an addict when younger but sober since he was 22 years old. A year ago prescription drugs then heroin and recent rehab stints were reparted. Why the relapse recently? What demons did Mr. Hoffman have?

Lets look at his astrology chart to discover who Philip really was.                                                               

 

 

Philip Seymour Hoffman Tara Greene ASTROLOGYBorn July   23 1967 Fairport New York, no exact birth time

I have no accurate birth time so have used NOON for a famous person.

The SUN had just entered LEO the sign of the actor, the dramatic, passionate, willful leader. A new experience in being born a Leo, needing to be center stage, being admired by the world. Leo is also the sign of the child and of the heart.

As his birth time is unknown, at noon, the Moon- his Mother appears to be in Aquarius. His parents divorced when he was young and his mother brought him and three siblings up alone. Moon in Aquarius people are strong individuals, marching to their own drummers, quite brilliant thinkers. If he was born later this day, after 10 pm then his Moon would be in Pisces, the sign of inspired actors,dreamers and addicts.

Mercury at 12 degrees Cancer, Philip’s modus communication is exactly on the United States Sun. This is  a very powerful degree. Connected to Fixed Star SIRIUS. It makes him sentimental, close to his mother, his roots, his foundation. Very emotional, moody, loves children, to eat, a nurturer. 

VENUS is in VIRGO at 9 degrees. He was a workaholic, a dedicated and humble man who loved to be of service. He was very intellectual and analytical, noticing every detail of a character’s mannerism and speech which he played.  He was probably insecure underneath it all, and his own worst enemy with a very well-developed inner critic.

Mars is his masculinity, passion, drive, defenses was at 1 degree Scorpio. This man was intense, powefull, secretive, in control, demanding. He was fascinated with the shadow, his own and his characters. He loved psychology and getting right inside of whatever character he portrayed. He was quite fearless.

JUPITER- expansion, optimism, was at 12 degrees LEO. Jupiter in Leo is the King, royalty, golden, striving to be the best, can be overly optimistic. Someone who wants to taste everything in life. A natural actor, a man of great passion and heart. Jupiter is optimistic, good humour, big bellied, JOVIAL. He strove to inspire others.

SATURN represents his father, karma, obstacles,limitations. At 12 degrees ARIES it’s in square to his Mercury. This man had enormous drives and energy to burn.  A fighter, a warrior, independent and entrepreneurial spirit. An original thinker. At odds with his father and the establishment in general. Saturn in Aries limits Aries natural unlimited energy and passion, one can burn out to quickly.

URANUS at 21 degrees Virgo is conjunct Pluto at 18 degrees Virgo. This is a hallmark of an entire 60’s generation. Naturally rebellious soulful tenders of their own psyche’s garden.  

CHIRON at 29 degrees+ of PISCES is opposite Philip’s Uranus. This is a most important degree in any astrology chart as it is the very last degree possible. Considered to be an extremely karmic point it indicates finishing up an entire cycle of lifetimes and getting ready to step off the karmic wheel to become enlightened. Chiron is Retrograde, indicating that Mr. Hoffman wasn’t quite ready to complete his liberation yet.This is something of a BODHISATVA aspect. Someone who attains enlightenment but returns to the earth plane out of compassion, to ease the suffering of others.

NEPTUNE PLANET OF ADDICTIONS

is at 21 degrees SCORPIO and Retrograde squaring JUPITER. Neptune in Scorpio indicates dark passions, shadow demons, nightmares, deep-seated fear, sex, power and control issues. Facination with the dark side, with death, depression. In Square to Jupiter in Leo these demons are enlarged, ferocious, hounds of hell. It also means being too optimistic and totally fascinated with how far he could push the edge, walking the razor blade and being obsessed by it.

NEPTUNE is also the ruler of Pisces and all creative people, artists, actors, and also the planet of addictions, illusion delusion, being able to be a chameleon, which is why he was such an incredible actor. 

NORTH NODE was at 2 degrees of TAURUS. Very solid, grounded, sensual, practical, reliable was what he was supposed to embody as his highest spiritual goal. The NOrth NOde is in square to his Leo SUN, indicating a karmic imperative, a necessity, to shine that spiritual light brightly on the stage of life. This he most definitely did. The SOUTH NODE {not shown in the chart} is right on his natal MARS in Scorpio at 2 degrees. 

These aspects  indicate a  fierce inner struggle, a battle. Philip was a fearless warrior, driven by his passions to be brilliant { his SUN in  LEO} and his demons and his obsessions { Scorpio} from birth and even before.  He achieved much in a relative short life.  His chart is really not that complicated. 

ASTROLOGY AT HIS DEATH

Apparently Hoffman had recently been in rehab but had been doing heroin heavily for the past six weeks or so preceding his death. Apparently he said if he didn’t quit heroin he knew that he would die. Can Astrology predict death?

death of a star Astrology by Tara Greene

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A number of MAJOR Hard astrology transits were hitting Mr. Hoffman for the past year or so but intensifying now. His Natal SATURN- karma, and Mercury at 12 degrees of CARDINAL signs was being pummeled by PLUTO, URANUS and Venus.

URANUS conjunct Saturn alone is sudden death in and of itself.  Unexpected chaos, uncontrollable erratic energy. And Pluto squaring that and opposing his sensitive Mercury in CAncer. 

SATURN was also transiting his natal NEPTUNE, planet of addictions, secrets, power and control. That is also an intensely heavy transit meaning SATURN= death by drugs, addictions. Saturn would also be squaring his MOON in late Aquarius or early PISCES. Another heavy emotional depressing transit. 

CHIRON at 11 degrees PISCES was opposite to his Natal Venus. He has been vulnerable and weakened by that transit. His old wounds had been re-opened. Addictions, as Carl Jung astutely observed are the thirst for spirit, the pun, alcohol or other drugs to numb the pain of separation from SOURCE.

Neptune at 4 degrees + of PISCES is also opposing his natal VENUS. Venus is desire, in Virgo it is desire for perfection. The illusion of finding it, the dream of bliss, the addiction to perfection, to spacing out, freeing oneself, victimhood, or guilt or simply numbing out or just the love of being High.

Transiting NORTH NODE is exactly on his natal Mars at 1 degree Scorpio and conjunct his SOUTH NODE at 2 degrees. This is a transiting nodal reversal indicating old Scorpionic obsessions being highlighted. These nodes conjunct every 18+ years and oppose every 9+ years. In one sense he was aligned with the movement of spiritual energy now. It did involve dealing with his obsessions, his shadows. The North Node was also in square to his SUN. Fighting the demons with the LIGHT of his own WILL or merging with the Phoenix of rebirth.

The last Total Solar Eclipse at 11 degrees of SCORPIO on November 3 2013 was exactly square to Mr. Hoffman’s Jupiter in Leo. Eclipse’s will trigger energies which last up to a year. Scorpio is the sign of death and rebirth and in square to his Jupiter in Leo, makes one think they are the  King and can get away with anything. Pride, hubris, danger, playing fast and dark, love of speed demons is all part of that energy. 

Philip’ s work will be remembered. My condolences to his long time partner and their three children and his family.  He left a powerful acting legacy and serves to inspire future generations.

Mr. Hoffman was a number 8 in Numerology the symbols of Strength, Justice, the Star, a karmic number. He was under the influence of the number 9 since his last birthday. He was at the end of a 10 year cycle.

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