Anthony Bourdain life and death Astrology

Anthony Bourdain Astrology of Life and Death Tara Greene

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Anthony Bourdain’s shocking death has stunned the world and not just for Foodies. I am so sad to hear of chef, writer, author, martial artist, Anthony Bourdain’s death by apparent suicide June 8th in Strasbourg France where he was filming his award-winning CNN series. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.  
I was late coming as a fan of his as I am not an especial foodie, but by watching his CNN travel show his charisma won me over.  His most popular CNN series followed him as he traveled the world meeting ordinary people sampling all kinds of food. He was a very charismatic and powerfully charming person.
Bourdain will be remembered by his family, friends, colleagues, and he sadly leaves behind his daughter Arianne 11 and his ex-wife Ottavia Busia. He was dating Italian filmmaker Asia Argento at the time of his death. May he RIP. Millions of TV fans hearts are also broken today by this tragic loss. This news also comes days after the shocking news of Kate Spade’s suicide. 
Let’s investigate who Anthony Bourdain was through his  Natal chart and the transits at the time of his death.

Read about his biographical details

Bourdain was born June 25, 1956, in New York City. I have no exact birth time so using Noon for a celebrity.

For a foodie, being born under a CANCER SUN is the most natural thing as Cancer rules the stomach, nourishment, nurturingemotions, home, and family. Anthony was a very moody and emotionally sensitive man. Cancer Suns’ can be very private people. He nurtured others but probably found it hard to receive.

The SUN is conjunct to Venus RETROGRADE @ 28 degrees GEMINI.

28 degrees Gemini is the place of the North Star and all people with planets conjunct the Pole Star are extremely charismatic. They are the central axis around which all else revolves. Venus rules love and romance, the feminine, the artsvalues, money, luxury, how we want to be loved, and what we love.

Anthony was born with VENUS RETROGRADE, a rather rare aspect which occurs only every 18 months. Only 10 percentage of humans are born with this aspect. It indicates a very karmic past life influence or burden of love. In a man’s chart, Venus Retrograde indicates unfinished business and lessons with past lovers and with money, creativityvalues, and resources. This placement brings very powerful sudden attractions-his second wife and Anthony married months after they met. All the women he was with were past life connections. This aspect also made Anthony’s heart restless. He was constantly flirting and very spontaneous. This aspect also made it difficult for him to settle down in one relationship at a time, or one job.  He was authentically childlike and immature for most of his life. Here’s his quote. “I guess my whole life as much as I might have wanted a child for the reason that everybody wants one I always recognized that at no point until I was 50 was I old enough or up to the job.”  The age at which he became a father for the only time. 

Without an accurate birth time I cannot find out an exact Ascendant or Moon degrees. At noon the MOON had just entered AQUARIUS which seems like a natural fit as Anthony was certainly a rebellious individual and a strongly independent man who championed others rights. The Moon governs the sign of CANCER which is all about food. The Moon is always your mother. His mother may have been a detached cool woman.

Moon in Aquarius is an electric, emotionally triggered higher consciousness person-who sees the big picture. He was highly wired and tense. An Aquarius Moon can be cool and detached and never feels like they fit in. Aquarius Moons are always outsiders. Emotionally the entire world and the universe were Anthony’s home. Aquarius is part of a tribe, which was demonstrated in his love of all kinds of cuisine and bringing the rights of immigrants to the fore. 

MERCURY @ 12 degrees GEMINI

Mercury is our communications planet, it rules thinking and how we analyze and express our minds. Mercury in its’ home placement gave Anthony the gift of the gab. He was a natural storytellercharmingcommunicative, youthful and curious about life. Anthony loved to speak his mind. He may have been a bit of a trickster. Mercury in Gemini men are usually unfaithful or have more than one relationship at a time or more than one of anything going on at the same time.


Anthony was already a Gemini in his past life and carried Gemini traits. A gift of charm galore and an insatiably curious restless mind. He could have been diagnosed as ADD or ADHS. He was an eternal child with a glint in his eye.


Anthony was meant to evolve into being a Sage Sagittarius. A truth-telling, justice upholding, world traveling philosopher; a pontificator on religion, justice, freedom, immigrants, and philosophy. He was a natural teacher, storyteller, gypsy, and collector of exotica. He was practicing at being an optimist and showing people higher truths in life. Sagittarius is the sign of religion – He didn’t believe in God. Archangel Uriel was his spirit guide. The Name means Fire of God and “one who is to help light our way.” That he certainly did.


Mars @ 11 degrees PISCES  an emotional feminine water sign indicates an addicted, self-destructive, martyred, rageaholic, but also a spiritual warrior in emotional Pisces. Mars in Pisces indicates hidden anger and self sabotage with addictions delusions and mental health issues. As he said himself “I was an unhappy soul with a huge heroin and then crack problem. I hurt disappointed and offended many many people and I regret a lot. It’s a shame I have to live with.”   Shame and regret are Pisces issues. Mars in Pisces helped Anthony to stand up and fight for the underdog. He was innately a spiritual, creative, romantic and an ultra-sensitive dreamer. He was naturally very intuitive even though this may have been unconscious.

Mars is square to the Lunar Nodes and to his MERCURY

indicating a fateful choice that Anthony would have to face in his life to evolve into Sagittarius higher-minded wisdom.

JUPITER conjunct PLUTO in LEO @ 26-27 degrees

This is a generational aspect with Pluto in Leo ruling the Baby Boomers but Jupiter only conjuncts Pluto in Leo once every 12 years. This is referred to as the Billionaire’s aspect. The two planets in LEO brings success wealth, stardom, leadership, charisma, power and courage, great heart willpowerand strength.  Anthony was also a martial artist.

SATURN Retrograde @ 27 degrees SCORPIO

All planets moving Retrograde have a karmic influence. Saturn always represents the father. Saturn in Scorpio indicated heavy emotional demons related to his father and his own psyche. Scorpio is the most soulful and powerful of all the signs. This aspect can bring depression and suicidal obsessions. It’s all about needing to be in control and power struggles with authority figures.  Saturn is in a 90-degree hard angle square to JUPITER and PLUTO. This indicates a desire to dominate his father and to prove himself through success, money, powerand worldly fame to get his father’s approval. Anthony may have felt very insecure underneath all his great charisma and charm.

URANUS at 0 Leo

This indicates where Bourdain’s great sense of individuality, being a nonconformist, FU kinda guy. This is where his originality and personal power came from. He was a renegade rebel, a fighter for sharing power with others. He also could have had heart problems a murmur. Anthony’s tastes were very unusual. He loved devouring the most obscure things. His heart needed to always be free.  


Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. Neptune in Libra is extremely romantic, idealistic and creative. Anthony had refined taste.

Neptune squared his natal Uranus in LEO and his MOON in Aquarius.

It is an out of sign T-square.  Bourdain revealed that he had been a heroin addict, an alcoholic, and in debt throughout his 20’s and into his 40’s. The Moon involved with these transpersonal slower moving generational planets indicates that Bourdain was playing an archetypal role. Caught between being a rebel and being liked was a tension in his life.

PLUTO in LEO @ 26

Pluto in LEO is a generational placement concerned with finding harmony peace balance and justice. Pluto is where you feel powerless, and what your urges to power and control is. Pluto is the secrets of the soul, our deepest darkest shadows, obsessions, and control issues. This is a Baby Boomer it’s all about me energy.

Pluto in LEO squares Saturn in Scorpio

 This indicates the heavy demons or daemons that Anthony had to deal with. Saturn in Scorpio can be soul torture. A constant battle with being overwhelmed by his demons and carrying heavy depressing karmic weight.

CHIRON @ 10 degrees AQUARIUS

The wounded healer in Aquarius is about being an individual,an outsider and never being able to fit in. This symbolizes a wounded mind which is detached and alienated. The wounded vulnerable parts of ourselves is also where the healing is. Bourdain’s wound and healing would be from giving oneself altruistically to the collective needs.

CHIRON sextile to the North Node in Sagittarius

Anthony may have been wounded and vulnerable by being unable to be freehonest, and living up to his own high expectations. There is much more I could talk about and much written about him. See the links:

At his death June 8, 2018

 Is there an Astrology significance to why his tragic death now in the stars? Bourdain said he had fought depression and addictions most of his life.


Saturn in Capricorn opposite to his Cancer Sun. Saturn is the Old Devil Temptation, limitation, depression, testing,hardships, and feeling old. Saturn is a heavy,heavy exhausting transit. Saturn the Grim Reaper is Death-Scorpio in the Tarot.


Saturn is depressing, and those old demons split Tony’s mental state in two.


This wound has been unconsciously manifesting for a while. Chiron is now in Fiery spontaneous ARIES where it quickly triggers deep wounds and ignites angry defenses which respond with reckless actions to quell the pain. There must have been a split in his heart and mind which quickly overtook him. Bourdain may have felt cut off from love.

Transiting URANUS has been opposing his Neptune in LIBRA since 2017

As this is a generational influence it brings out a desire for radical change, freedom, liberation from relationships, and can shift a precarious balance.

URANUS square URANUS square his MOON from Taurus to Leo to the Moon

URANUS is erratic, chaotic energy. Anything can happen under Uranian lightning striking energy. Uranus squaring Anthony’s Moon brings a totally unexpected element into his emotions. Uranus is spontaneous and likes danger. This makes me think his death was accidental.

Transiting JUPITER Retrograde @14 SCORPIO squares CHIRON in AQUARIUS

Jupiter magnifies and expands for better or worse whatever it touches. This Retrograde Jupiter could bring up old unhealed vulnerabilities and wounds.

Transiting PLUTO conjunct Bourdain’s Natal Lilith in CAPRICORN

LILITH in a man’s chart is introjected as the unconscious split in sexuality projected onto the dark Feminine. His girlfriend Asia Argento had just bravely spoken out against sexual abuse from Harvey Weinstein. Bourdain was a feminist and vehemently backed all the #MeToo women. My intuition says that there was something fishy about his death. People in power may have wanted him removed for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein.

ECLIPSES as causes

The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017

This has impacted Bourdain by affecting his PLUTO/JUPITER conjunction in LEO. Eclipses open 9-month portals which bring to light unconscious and conscious changes. This Solar eclipse was completing a cycle he had begun 18+ years previously in 2000 when his first book became a big hit launching into fame. Bourdain’s New York Times bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (2000).


Transiting NORTH NODE @ 7 degrees LEO/SOUTH NODE at 7 degrees AQUARIUS. SOUTH Node conjunct Bourdain’s Asteroid EROS #433 @ 9 degrees AQUARIUS.

These Nodes are karmic. Uranus in Taurus is sensuous and erotic. I’m speculating that perhaps his death could have been an autoerotic asphyxiation that men do to get off which went wrong. There has been no mention of a suicide note so far. I don’t think there will be one.

Depression and mental health issues are skyrocketing.

Anthony Bourdain was a huge person who brought so much joy and opened new ways of viewing food family and nourishment. His legacy will remain.

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Carrie Fisher,Star Wars Princess, The Force of Astrology

On Tuesday, December 27, “legendary actress Carrie Fisher, 60, was found dead, drowned in silver moonlight and strangled by her own brassiere.” That’s what Carrie Fisher wanted her obituary to say. She died of massive heart failure which she sustained December 23 while on a Trans-Atlantic flight. Her heart stopped for 10 minutes and she was kept “alive” by CPR and rushed to Hospital in L.A. and put on a ventilator. Her heart stopped beating Dec 27 at 8:55 am in Los Angeles. May the Force be with her, may she RIP.


Carrie Fisher death Astrology

The daughter of two famous Hollywood Stars; Debbie Reynolds, singer-actress-dancer most famous from the Hollywood classic, Singing In the Rain and Eddie Fisher a singer and sometime actor who left Debbie and Carrie to marry the gorgeous Hollywood super- star Elizabeth Taylor, {Cleopatra} the Kim Kardashian of her era. She starred in Geoge Lucas’s Sci-fi pic as Princess Leia in Star Wars at only 19 years old. She was diagnosed as bi-polar and famously fought addictions, mental illness and was a fierce outspoken feminist, comedian, writer, actress, script doctor and author. She leaves one daughter behind. Fisher has just finished acting in the latest Star Wars franchise released just days ago bringing her renewed attention. 

Let’s look at her Astrology. I have included Asteroid GeorgeLucas #28600 into her chart.

Carrie Fisher Astrology life, death Tara Greene

Carrie Fisher was a Libra and a natural actress and person with addictions, abundant creativity, and mental health issues. Her LIBRA Sun was conjunct to NEPTUNE  further emphasizing the acting, addictions, and creativity at Zero degrees SCORPIO. Neptune is the Apex of a T-square with URANUS in LEO in her 7th house of marriage and all “others.” Carrie had unusual relationships, they were unpredictable and chaotic as was her own energy and beliefs. Neptune is also in an exact sextile to PLUTO at zero degrees VIRGO indicating heavy soul wounds which are avoided by addictions.

An outspoken FEMINIST Carrie’s SUN NEPTUNE squared LILITH and CHIRON 

In her 1st house of identity under the umbrella of a Uranian ruled AQUARIUS Ascendant.

Carries was a truly rebellious, freedom-fighter the role that made her famous in Star WARS- this was destined. This LILITH CHIRON inAQUARIUS identity opposed by Uranus in LEO- she had a proud independent big dramatic HEART.

Uranus in LEO squared by Neptune in Scorpio would indicate a sudden unexpected death by a heart attack related to drugs or an overdose or underlying addictions issues. 

Carrie’s MOON was in sensuous stubborn steadfast TAURUS, she was one tough chick and this helped her to embody the Princess LEIA archetype to her bones. 

Her Moon is in its happy place in its natural home of the mother in the 4th house of her childhood. She was a person who needed roots, stability, money, beautiful things and emotional protection. Her Moon, conjunct the SOUTH NODE at 29 degrees TAURUS is conjunct Fixed Star ALGOL, or the Medusa’s head. Did they take her snakes and tie them to the side of her head like two chalas for Star Wars?

This Star has the worst reputation of all “ill stars”. Yet Medusa was an AMAZON Queen much like Princess Leia. Moon conjunct South Node indicates past life issues with her Mother Debbie

The Moon conjunct the South Node indicates past life issues with her Mother Debbie Reynolds. The Moon opposite to SATURN at 1 degree SAGITTARIUS in her 10th house of worldly fame conjunct her NORTH NODE at 29 SCORPIO, success from her family and indicates karma to be worked out very much to her father and any male authoritarian figure too. Carrie would have needed to have children and family and friends in her house.

The MOON SATURN NODAL ENERGY is also in tight T-square to PLUTO at Zero degrees VIRGO in her 7th house of marriage. Carrie was born under some pretty intense and heavy karma. 

Mercury at the 15th degree of LIBRA in the 8th house

Was in her  8th house, inconjunct to her Neptune in PISCES gave Carrie the ability to morph into her roles but not so easily. She also had problems with projecting onto others. She had a lot of creative skills and was very charming, people adored her and she needed to be loved.  Carrie had mental health issues and was diagnosed as bi-polar. This is again born out in her natal chart with MARS at 14 degrees PISCES in her 2nd house of “the body” her resources. This is also a creative aspect for actors and writers as it gives easy access to

Carrie had mental health issues and was diagnosed as bi-polar. This is again born out in her natal chart with MARS at 14 degrees PISCES in her 2nd house of “the body” her resources. This is also a creative aspect for actors and writers as it gives easy access to imaginary realms. 

MARS opposes VENUS-JUPITER in VIRGO  in her 8th “Scorpio-like” house

This is an idealistic romantic aspect of projection onto her partners. Apparently, she and Harrison Ford were having an affair during the First Star Wars movie filming. She was married to singer Paul Simon for about a year. The Mars-Venus-Jupiter opposition brings a sense of completion and balance to a person. With Jupiter in this mix, it was easy for her to be the optimistic, good-humored strong one and to have weaker men lean on her. She was also addicted to perfection, highly intelligent, self-critical and self-destructive. 

Carrie’s naturally beneficial VENUS-JUPITER conjunction in VIRGO which brings good luck in intelligence, faith, hard working skills, and perfectionism.

Sandwiched in between VENUS and JUPITER is ASTEROID GEORGELUCAS #28600

Virgo is the sign of career. It is obvious that this man would play a huge beneficial impact on her life, career, finances and health. 


Fisher was born during those very rare times when no planets are moving Retrograde. This indicates coming into the planet with no immediate past life issues. 

AT HER DEATH DEC. 27 in Los Angeles 

SATURN, the Grim Reaper at 20 degrees SAGITTARIUS transits her 11th house

indicates her death on an airplane during a Transatlantic flight. Sagittarius rules airplanes, she was flying in from London England. Saturn is squaring her Natal Venus in VIRGO {health} and MARS in Pisces, could be drug related although a heart attack.Saturn is also inconjunct to her Natal Moon at 25 degrees TAURUS and her SOUTH NODE at 29 degrees TAURUS indicating this was a very karmic exit. Fisher has just finished acting in the latest Star Wars franchise released just days ago bringing her renewed attention. 

The transiting SOUTH NODE and MARS are aligned at 5 degrees PISCES

This very karmic aspect of leaving the physical plane quickly, opposes Carrie’s natal Pluto, symbol of the Soul, and her Natal SATURN plus that Nodal Access in Taurus/Scorpio as well.

PLUTO guide of souls, lost and otherwise is in a GRAND TRINE

to her Natal TAURUS MOON and her VENUS-JUPITER GEORGELUCAS Conjunction in VIRGO in her 8th house of transformation, death, and rebirth.  This seems like a fitting escort yet a tragic taken too young aspect from us here on earth but seemingly a karmic one from Carrie’s own soul choice. Damn 2016 another major star gone. Only 4 more days to go in this insidious 2016.  I pray no other major stars pass away. As much as find writing these articles fascinating, they are very sad for me to write. I am getting tired of writing Astro obits. Enough already. 

Princess Leia as General Leia will rise from the dead, resurrected on film to reappear in the next series as they have been filmed in advanced.  Sending blessings to Carrie’s family. She will live immortality as Princess Leia and as the strong inspiring woman she was.

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