Having a sixteen year old daughter is such a blessing. Because of her I am current with all the music, books, fads and trends- that she likes anyways. Since Leah was a child I read all the Harry Potter books to her, A Series of Unfortunate Events- the entire 13 book series, The Twilight Saga all four ghastly horribly written ones. Then she went on to read on her own. She kept telling me about THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green- no relation and I was so taken by her synopsis I read it. I loved it. SPOILER Alert. Two teens who are dying of cancer fall in love. As illness and death for teens has never been dealt with before in a Y.A. book John has broken new ground. It is witty, honest, intelligent and sugar coats nothing. His book is the counter-balance to the immortal Twilight love story.
John Green, the 36 year old author of four books is a very enthusiastic, fast talking, very PUBLIC teacher and personality who had already achieved world wide fame since 2006 with YOUTUBE Vlogs with his brother Hank and their NERDFIGHTERS world.
Well, as millions of teen fans of the book know TFIOS is onscreen June 6 2014.
So I was curious to find out who John the author, funny man, self- hyper, educator is.
So without further ado, lets find out the Fault or Faultlessness in his stars.
I love the title- it’ Shakespeare- who mentioned the Sun, Moon, planets, stars, eclipses over 400 times in all of his works. TFIOS title is adapted from Julius Ceasar. In Ancient times character was delineated through the ancient science of astrology/astronomy and your fate good or bad would be “shewn” in the star map at your birth.
OK so where’s the fault in John Green’s Stars?
with transits on Jan 12 2012 when TFIOS was first published
John’s a VIRGO with his SUN in the 10th house of FAME you betcha!
John has to STAR, excuse the Sun pun, in his own show, on the world’s stage. He is a practical, hard-working, neat as a pin, perfectionist. A 10th house Sun bestows FAME. A Virgo SUN is very earthy, focussed, smart, a worry wort, NERDY, concerned with doing the right thing and serving others. Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury -the swift footed courier message bringer of the Gods. THE SUN is conjunct SATURN in LEO- see below.
ASCENDANT is SCORPIO- His persona
Well to have a breakthrough novel all about dying is so SCORPIO ASCENDANT. Scorpio Ascendants are intense, powerful, mesmerizing, obsessive, strong willed, unafraid and love to explore taboo, dark, shadow subjects. Sexually magnetic, John can be an incredibly intense and willful person who must be in control, and who loves power. His Scorpio Ascendant is ruled by MARS in GEMINI which we can see by his fast talking fidgetyness.- see below
MERCURY planet of authors, talkers and communicators,
MERCURY is also in VIRGO in the 10th house, ruler of the Sign so Mercury is considered to be at his Silver heeled shining best. MERCURY is RETROGRADE so for all of you who think Mercury RETRO is a bad thing- think again. Mercury Retro especially in Virgo makes one extremely intelligent, an out of the box communicator. John must Re- write a lot. Mercury Retro peeps are very creative, Mercury is in its Feminine stage.
John has most of the energy in his chart up high in the 10th house at HIGH NOON. People with many “planets” here usually achieve fame and world noteriety, they are driven to it.
SATURN in LEO in the 10th house sign of Kings, leaders, drama queen’s show offs, scene stealers,
Saturn is the father, serious, karmic, the architect, builder, tester, time, limitations, obstacles, tradition, history. Saturn is where we are working the hardest, here its in the world fame house. Leo is also the sign of huge will power, courage, drama, the child/youth, the heart. BIG HEARTED, generous, family is important. Saturn in Leo is also the heart break, where we have the courage of the lion to conquer any adversary, so relevant to TIFIOS.
MOON in CAPRICORN in the 2nd house
Moon in Capricorn is emotionaly serious, usually rather reserved,conservative, traditional. The Moon is John’s mother, his emotions, unconscious, instincts. He has a strong instinct for business, likes corporate structure, history, is patient. Moon in Cap in 2nd is resources, money, income, assets. He is a rock, he is grounded, dependable and he honours the past.
Moon opposite JUPITER at ZERO Degrees of Cancer in the 8th house
Moon Jupiter opposition in Cancer affects a normally reserved Moon enabling John to be very nurturing, caring, hyper emotional, easy to tears, very Feminine- the Sign of the Mother. He has a strong understanding of the Feminine. Jupiter bestows good luck, fortune, travel, good humour, rules Publishing, foreign languages. Jupiter in the 8th is wealth, expansion, having the resources of others at one’s disposal.
VENUS in CANCER in the 9th house
VENUS is the goddess of Love, beauty, charm, romance, luxury. In Cancer she is MOTHER LOVE, all family oriented. John may love to eat or cook or both and has a sensitive stomach. He has a very feminine side, in the 9th house of publishing, teaching, travel, International influence, telling the truth; he is a natural educator, broadening everyone’s concepts of world family. John’s babies his books, could bring real changes in the PATRIARCHAL world with his influence through his novels and vlogs.
MARS at 25 degrees GEMINI conjunct Jupiter
Mars is always drive, ambition, war, defenses, action, sex, energy. In GEMINI -well just look at John’s hyperactive speech and energy. That’s what Mars in Gemini looks like, fast talking, thinking speaking.,communicating. Mars is conjunct to the NORTH STAR always a literal pivotal point in the sky, everyone revolves around you and your words.
URANUS IN SCORPIO on the Ascendant
John is a natural weirdo, a bit whacky, marching to his own freaky drummer, he is a one of kind individual. He seeks freedom and is a revolutionary at whatever he does. Uranus rules the INTERNET so no surprise that he and his bro got successful in their early breakthrough on YOUTUBE. The Uranus in Scorpio generation, GENERATION Y’s views of sex, intimacy, death, taboos subjects is to revolutionize and change the age old ways we viewed them. This we can see John doing in TIFIOS.
Uranus is opposite CHIRON in TAURUS in the 6th house
CHIRON in TAURUS is his WORK – 6th house
Chiron in Taurus, is the very real, grounded, grave, the physical wound. Perfectly elicited here- “That’s’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.” John’s Uranian Ascendant – breaks the rules open about connecting to the wound, the primal hurt.
NEPTUNE at 13 degrees of Sagittarius in his 2nd house
NEPTUNE higher octave of mere mortal love. AGAPE to the Ancient Greeks is spiritual love, soul mate love. Neptune rules the sign of PISCES – in John’s 4th house of home, self, roots and his 5th house of self-expression, giving love. Neptune, ruler of all artists, is his tools, how he makes a living, 2nd house. He is idealistic, romantic. Neptune squares Mercury- brings highly conscious spirit into his writing and thinking.
PLUTO in LIBRA at 12 degrees in his 11th house
This is a generation of Libra Pluto’s who are here to bring rebalancing to relationships.
PLUTO is conjunct John’s NORTH NODE in LIBRA his highest spiritual goal.
THE NORTH NODE PLUTO CONJUNCTION signifies a very powerful lifetime -one full of soul meaning, making the Invisible visible. It’s considered to be an extremely karmic position to have. Libra rules the arts, refinement, beauty, relationships, social acceptance. John’s SOUL chose to manifest the highest ideals in his lifetime.
Pluto is square to John’s Moon
JOHN is INTENSE. He has a great imagination, he reflects, he is open, receptive, like a cup. His SOUL craves feelings. Very sensitive to women’s vibe, he must have an active and very full dream life. He can be moody and temperamental.
CERES is also conjunct North Node Pluto
John is very much a champion of the gREAT mOTHER, THE FEMININE, NURTURING, EARTH.
His SOUTH NODE in ARIES IN the 5th house
the South Node symbolizes PAST LIVES, in Aries- this was a life of being alone, a renegade, an outlaw, independent, a warrior, hot headed, relates to the Sign of the Jewish people who worshipped the Ram.
Lilith in GEMINI exactly opposite his NEPTUNE
Lilith, the first woman, before EVE, She who is primal NATURE herself, who no man can control or direct, raw Female sexuality, feared and hated. Lilith was demoted, demonized and reviled by the Patriarchy in the Bible. Lilith is a death bringer, a vampire, an uncontrollable force, much like cancer. John may have a very powerful connection in his imagination with Lilith. She can be a very powerful ally if she is honored. She is the precurser to Athena, and has the owl of wisdom on her shoulder. John is redeeming Lilith and will continue to do so in his novels.
TRANSITS WHEN TIFIOS was published Jan 12 2012
THE trasitting NORTH NODE was exactly on John’s Neptune in his 2nd house. EVERYONE LOVED IT.
PLUTO Was conjunct to his Natal MOON
PLUTO- LORD OF DEATH, rebirth, power and riches activates John’s deepest emotional needs,for love and being loved. PLuto also activates his NATAL PLUTO NORTH NODE – this is IT.
Mars was conjunct to John’s MERCURY in VIRGO in the 10th
ACTIVATING the communications in a big way.
Jupiter was at Zero degrees of TAURUS OPPOSITE SATURN at 28 degrees of LIBRA and Square to the SUN at 21 degrees of CAPRICORN opposite Johns natal VENUS at 25 of Cancer
A very powerful JUPITER SATURN SUN ignition which created a Grand CArdinal Cross in his chart.
URANUS at 1 degree ARIES
is opposite to John’s ATHENA at 1 degree LIBRA – Goddess of wisdom and square to his natal MOON in Capricorn.
He’s a wisecracking old bird.
VENUS and NEPTUNE were in conjunction at the last degrees of AQUARIUS opposite John’s SATURN IN LEO in the 10th
A revolutionary LOVE STORY of a higher universal spiritual order brings the creator fame and wealth.
NOT MUCH FAULT IN HIS STARS – John has a great chart.
the GRAND CARDINAL CROSS IS AMPLIFYING THE SUCCESS FOR HIM EVEN BIGGER THAN EVER.
There are beautiful quotes in the book. It’s a heart wrenching tale of teens dying from cancer, fearing oblivion and yet choosing to love. “Some infinities are bigger than others.” There are amazing lessons, for all ages, and most kids think they are so entitled these days. I wish all kids were this erudite, polite, deep,thoughtful and well read. Please may this movie influence kids to be this way.
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