“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 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.
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.