Ed Sheeran, Shape of you, Astrology

Ed Sheeran Astrology 

Ed Sheeran is the #1 male pop star in the world now. This astrology analysis of his Natal chart was written June 14, 2013. I have added brief 2017 notes.

My daughter Leah, and I love music, pop music and classical music. She has turned me on to 22-year-old British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s music for over a year now. 

Ed Sheeran Astrology Tara Greene

Ed has come from relative obscurity in North America with his first hit being “The A Team,” then  “Give Me Love” and “Lego House”, with Harry Potter star Rupert Grint playing Ed in the music video. He is currently on tour with Taylor Swift, the American country music cross over singer. He was nominated for a Grammy and sang with Sir Elton John { who originally signed on to manage him years ago} on the broadcast, he is now mainstream in his popularity.

His huge success came in 2014-2015 with the release of Thinking Out Loud from his album X. The Video has 1 and a half BILLION views. His most recent album Divide has been setting all time records. 

The flaming red-haired, bed head tattooed singer was formerly homeless. He is a high school dropout and has been recording and producing his own songs since he was 14. He seems to be the most down to earth unpretentious person you would want to meet, with a sweet voice, and an amazing range of song styles, he writes very beautiful lyrics and plays in a very simple folk singer style on a 3/4 size beat up guitar. I am really enthralled with his music. I play it for adults who wouldn’t normally be exposed to it and they all love it too.

I feel Ed is the perfect example of the New Masculine, he is definitely masculine but with a very sensitive, emotional, tender, heart-felt empathetic side. His Feminine side is very well-developed so he is balanced.  So lets check out his Astrology chart.

 

click on chart to view largerEd SHEERAN ASTROLOGY CHART

ED SHEERAN is an AQUARIAN born February 17 1991 in Halifax Great Britian. I have no birth time so use Noon for a public celebrity. 

His Sun, is at 28 degrees Aquarius. He is an unconventional,  strong individual, independent, stubborn, a natural leader, but not an egotistical one, with high-minded ideals, a natural rebel, he follows his own style. He is very bright, intellectual, analytical, a vessel of higher consciousness. He likes new technology, building structures, feels like he is part of the world tribe. 

The Moon representing his mother, who he is very close to, was in early ARIES at noon. But it could also have been in late Pisces is he has been born after midnight. The Moon is super important as it is the emotions, the unconscious, the feelings, instincts. I feel that he was born in the night and his Moon is in Pisces. It is the Moon at its most sensitive, intuitive, creative, spiritual, dreamy, addictive and he has songs about drinking and {in 2017 cocaine} Pisces is the sign of addictions. He is ultra emotional and sensitive and predisposed to having addictive types of behaviors, and he loves cats, very feminine felines. 

ED is also a #3 Numerology

This is the symbol of the EMPRESS in the TAROT. That is VENUS, Goddess of LOVE, relationships, harmony, artists. That makes sense. He has very Feminine qualities.

Mercury is in Aquarius  

His identity and thinking are the same. Apply his communications style, thinking and reasoning to his Aquarian self -image and expression. 

VENUS is in PISCES @ 23 degrees 

NOTE:2017 Chiron is sitting on Ed’s Natal VENUS- he can be feeling vulnerable

Most of his creativity as a singer- songwriter comes from this placement. Venus rules artists and singers people who can morph emotionally into others who are empathetic. Pisces is the most spiritual sign and rules all creative pursuits. Venus in Pisces people are largely reclusive and usually prefer to be anywhere but on the world’s stage. Spiritual, sensitive, imaginative, the Give Me love video shows a woman transformed into a CUPID angel. I have to mention my fave song of Ed’s is SMALL BUMP, where he totally understands the feminine point of view. I have never heard a man write and sing such a sensitive song about a woman’s pregnancy. He is a true romantic. 

Mars is in GEMINI 

Ed has two sides to him. He is a fast thinker, talker, He raps very quickly. He is diverse in his styles, he is upbeat, childlike, he loves to talk and communicate. I am sure he can be indecisive. This gives him charm galore, he is a pixie, with an impish grin.

JUPITER is RETROGRADE in LEO at 4 degrees

So this is why Ed is a performer, a strong fiery, passionate leader, this part of him expands on stage and in public, but he is also shy, and relatively un-egotistical. He has a big heart, which he wears on his sleeve. He loves children, is an actor playing roles. He loves cats- Leo the Lion. He loves to travel and learn through experience. Jupiter is opposite Saturn indicating he is nicely balanced, he works hard and plays hard.

SATURN represent the father, structure, karma. Saturn is at 1 degree Aquarius which it traditionally rules along with Uranus as modern ruler. This makes Ed a serious rebel. One whose task it is to raise people’s awareness. He will not be labelled. 

URANUS at 12 degrees Capricorn is conjunct NEPTUNE at 15 and this is a generational configuration.

Everyone born in the early 1990’s has this aspect. It symbolizes revolutionizing big business, yet being part of it or at least understanding how it works but getting it to serve the collective and more spiritual goals. Ed has CHIRON, the wounded healer opposite Neptune which is a transpersonal placement. I a sense he is healing the worlds’wounds by being a world server Chiron in Cancer symbolizes a wounded child who is insecure, about home, safety, needs a lot of emotional security.

PLUTO is at 20 degrees SCORPIO

and square to his SUN. Ed’s chart is very simple, he doesn’t have many difficult aspects. Although this one is. Pluto is the Soul, the Unconscious, the shadow, power, control, secrets. He is very much acting from his soul’s urgings. In SCORPIO this is the MOST EMOTIONALLY INTENSE and SOULFUL as Pluto is the Modern ruler of the 8th sign of sex, power, money, etc. Life is not easy with this aspect especially when unconscious. But he seems to be very strong and aware and this deep soulful aspect permeates his vitality and life force, the Sun and is what makes him so charismatic but hidden. He likes to be private.

Ed’s North Node is in CAPRICORN at 27 degrees

He is ambitious for worldly fame. He has recently admitted to this. He is a very hard worker, patient, persistent, focussed, practical, he is strongly goal-oriented. Capricorn North Node’s don’t usually get their fame until they are older and wiser as Saturn the planet rules it and he is all about maturity. But he is an old soul already. 

URANUS will start squaring his North Node in 2017-2018

His career could take on surprising new directions.

His SOUTH NODE{Past Lives} is in CANCER directly opposite, not shown in the chart. this symbolizes past lives, unconscious memories. He must have been a woman in a past life, a mother, a nurturer, very tender, sensitive, compassionate and he has carried this over. This is his romantic side that appeals to so many women. There hasn’t been a total romantic male singer in this generation. He needs to find fulfillment now through his North Node in his career.

Ed has a lovely GRAND TRINE  in Cancer, Pluto in Scorpio and Venus in Pisces. This makes the planets energy blend together harmoniously. A sweet sensitive creative yet soulful power of caring.

This makes the planets energy blend together harmoniously. A sweet sensitive creative yet soulful power energy. This is all water, it’s extremely emotional. 

Ed’s career started to break out with NEPTUNE crossing his Sun about 2 years ago. 

The North Node just crossed his Pluto within the last 6 months making him a favourite at that time.

URANUS AND PLUTO are squaring and conjunct his natal Uranus now with NEPTUNE INVOLVED AS WELL.

Millions of young people are undergoing this very same aspect. It is a world-changing, revolutionizing aspect. When one becomes famous for their soul talents they embody the direction of all the people in that age group. As the Beatles did in the 60’s or Elvis in the 50’s. If you are born in this age group and need help figuring it out, I am here to advise you.

Saturn will conjunct his Pluto in 2014 and that will bring major rewards. He will be lauded and taken seriously. Success is sometimes difficult to manage. This will be a testing time for him. There can be many temptations there.

So Ed’s greatest world shifting is happening now and for the next 2 years. Not that it will be over then, he is very talented. 2015 will also be his best year in 12 when Jupiter conjuncts his natal Jupiter then.

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So here’s some of Ed’s songs,

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Water Therapy, Daily Inspirational astrology by Tara Greene

The Taurus Moon energy lingers all weekend
The Moon sextiles Chiron in early PDT/EDT/ GMT
Showing us the need for deep emotional “water therapy”
makes us aware of where we ache at very deep levels in our hearts and souls.
Allow it to come up.
“Always needing, even bleeding
Never feeding all my feelings
Damn the thunder, must I blunder
There’s no wonder all I’m under
Stop the crying and the lying
And the sighing and my dying”
I have the Beach Boys song Sail on Sailor in my head.
It’s perfect for this aspect.
Neptune Chiron Tara Greene Astrology
 
Single Released 1973
Charted 2/24/73 Reached #79
Recharted 4/12/75 Reached #49
Brian Wilson/Tandyn Almer/Jack Rieley /Ray Kennedy
I sailed an ocean, unsettled ocean
Through restful waters and deep commotion
Often frightened, unenlightened
Sail on, sail on sailor
 
I wrest the waters, fight Neptune’s waters
Sail through the sorrows of life’s marauders
Unrepenting, often empty
Sail on, sail on sailor
 
Caught like a sewer rat alone but I sail
Bought like a crust of bread, but oh do I wail
 
Seldom stumble, never crumble
Try to tumble, life’s a rumble
Feel the stinging I’ve been given
Never ending, unrelenting
Heartbreak searing, always fearing
Never caring, persevering
Sail on, sail on, sailor
 
I work the seaways, the gale-swept seaways
Past shipwrecked daughters of wicked waters
Uninspired, drenched and tired
Wail on, wail on, sailor
 
Always needing, even bleeding
Never feeding all my feelings
Damn the thunder, must I blunder
There’s no wonder all I’m under
Stop the crying and the lying
And the sighing and my dying
 
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
 
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Heartbreak searing, always fearing
Never caring, persevering
Sail on, sail on, sailor
 
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Mercury conjunct Vesta, Sacred Priestess of sex

Mercury Retrograde is in an exact conjunction May 1st with Vesta, the sacred Goddess of light, fire and sexuality. Mercury is re-joining in TANTRIC union with the Goddess of sacred sexuality and focus on at 23 degrees TAURUS.

How appropriate.  May Day is the Day of celebration of sexuality as sacred, sexuality as Divine Union, sexuality as the main spiritual component in human lives. That is why the Catholic Church created this false celibacy, and warning of the “sins of the flesh” and blaming women as Temptresses. They knew that sex was the immanent direct route to experience oneness, divine bliss, and ecstasy and they wanted to control the most powerful and natural of instincts to control the people. A pretty scary and CRAZY idea. 

Vesta or Hestia in the Roman mythology was the very first Goddess, she rules the hearth and Temple flames, the central focus of all cultural life. 

Vesta Sacrifice, Goya, Tara Greene psychic

The Sacrifice to Vesta, by Goya

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus is a backslide into sensuality and fleshy knowledge. We need to taste the sweet, the salty, the spicy. We need to re-awaken our senses for being awake in the world. 

WHO WERE THE VESTAL “VIRGINS”?

In ancient times all women served as Sacred High Priestesses of the Goddess in her Temples. In Ancient Greece all unmarried women had to spend a year in service as a tantric priestess before being able to marry. The term Virgin originally meant “whole and complete, belonging to no one, or to no man.” An autonomous woman. 

These sacred Vestal High Priestesses initiated men into divine union with the Goddess. All women became the Divine Goddess, through ritual, prayer, fasting, chanting, dedication, intention, dancing, meditation practices and anointing themselves with perfumes, and partaking of psychotropic mushrooms and plants they experienced themselves as the Divine Feminine, the Divine Goddess and Mother. They became HER.  They were called Divine Hierodules, like the term Hierophant, or High Priest. Another name was the houris, from which the modern word hours is derived and the sacred Hebrew dance, the hora. 

VESTA is the ARCHETYPE of the HIGH PRIESTESS 

I remember many past lives lived as a Vestal and many other types of Goddess worshipping High Priestesses. 

The VESTAL “virgins” served as sexual healers to men who had PTSD from being in War. These men would not be allowed to reintegrate into normal, stable society until they had had the profane bloodshed of war washed away from them by having sacred intercourse with a bleeding Priestess, thus exchanging the Blood of War for the Blood of Life. These women became the Divine Goddess, through ritual, prayer, fasting, chanting, dedication, intention, dancing and anointing themselves with perfumes, and partaking of psychotropic mushrooms and plants they experienced themselves as the Divine Feminine, the Divine Goddess and Mother. They became HER. 

I love the SYNCHRONICITY of this. Mercury , the messenger, the hermaphrodite god, the two lobes of our brains, in Retrograde is bringing back our bodily memories of participation into the Great Mystique of life on this day as Sacred. We all remember participating in these types of rituals. We have been alive in every form and in every culture and time. We know this in our cells. 

I remember many past lives lived as a HIGH PRIESTESS in any different ages and temples. I have had these memories since I was about 6 years old. I had no knowledge of this from the time period I grew up in. I trusted what I felt, saw and knew. This knowledge came bursting forth in a Grade 11 Art History class, in visiting many sacred sites Stonehenge, Ephesus in Turkey, sailing on the Mediterranean near Crete when I was 17 and many more times in Holotropic Breathworks and other spontaneous visions. 

Celebrate this great coming together of the Messenger and the VIRGIN ever renewing Goddess by practicing tantric firebreathing.Celebrate your beloved. Praise new life. 

What is being conceived on this day in your life?

Blessings to you  all.

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Remembering Laura Nyro October 18

copying from World of Wonder by Stephen  Rutledge  http://worldofwonder.net/bornthisday-singersongwriter-laura-nyro/

October 18, 1947– Laura Nyro:

They say a woman’s place is to wait & serve under the veil, submissive & dear. But I think my place is in a ship from space to carry me the hell out of here…”

Laura Nyro photo Tara Greene

It would never have happened to me when I was young. I was a fearless performer as a youth. I actually became more reticent as I got older. Some performers just shun the spotlight & find that back road to success. Laura Nyro was a perfect example. Crippled by chronic stage fright, she never found more than a cult audience with her solo career; but when her songs were covered by Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, The 5th Dimension,Three Dog Night or Blood, Sweat & Tears, they effortlessly reached the Top 10 on the charts. Somehow, those reinterpretations brought her material closer to the audience’s musical preoccupations in the late 1960s & early 1970s.

You might have missed Nyro’s obituary when she left this world. Her death didn’t garner the type of media coverage that pop icons like Elvis Presley, John Lennon or Janis Joplin had when they left this world. In fact, you may not even know with her name. That is a shame.

But, if like me, you were listening to the radio from 1967 to 1971, you know her impassioned, iconoclastic music. Nyro was still in her teens when she wrote: Wedding Bell Blues, And When I Die, & Stoney End. By the time she was 21 years old, Nyro had already produced a meaningful & large catalog of songs, a stronger body of work than most pop songwriters have in a full lifetime. But, she never had a hit record as herself.

Nyro was not only a distinctive songwriter who created her own world with her music, she also possessed a delicious vocal style, soulful, with deep feeling, fused with Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Folk & Broadway.

I wonder where The 5th Dimension would have been without her songs. That pop-soul group scored big hits with Stoned Soul Picnic, Wedding Bell Blues, Blowin’ Away, Sweet Blindness, & Save The Country. Blood, Sweat & Tears took And When I Die to #2 on theBillboard Hot 100 Charts in 1969. Three Dog Night hit #1 with Eli’s Comin’. Streisand had a #1 hit with Stoney End in 1971, using that song to increase her hipness quotient & prove that she was not just a singer of showtunes.

Nyro was born Laura Nigro in 1947, the daughter of a jazz trumpeter. She began playing music as a little girl, read poetry & was introduced to the music of classical composers Ravel & Debussy by her mother. She attended Manhattan High School Of Music & Art, she was a fan of a wide range of music, from Dylan to Coltrane, Gospel to Doo-Wop, Burt Bacharach to The Supremes.

Nyro’s first album More Than A New Discovery (1966) was recorded when she was just 19 years old (Madonna was 25 years old when she released her first album). It was a remarkable debut, but brought her little attention as a performer.

A little known music agent, who I shall call David Geffen for legal reasons, saw her performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, where she was booed off the stage. He quit his job & became her manager. He got her a deal with Columbia Records & she recorded her next album Eli & The 13th Confession in 1968. The critics liked it. But, the hits came from the cover versions of the tunes by The 5th Dimension & Three Dog Night. Nyro’s originals went unnoticed by most of the public, except for listeners of extreme savvy taste, like me.

 New York Tendaberry (1969) was Nyro’s only album to ever reach the Top 40. It included 2 more songs that The 5th Dimension covered: Time & Love, & Save The Country. This album gave her a cult following & foreshadowed the whole introspective singer/songwriter movement that emerged in the early 1970s. Ironically, Nyro’s own bestselling single was a cover of Carole King & Gerry Goffin‘s Up On The Roof.

Nyro released 2 more albums before & then left the biz in 1971 at of 24 years old. But, after 4 years away, she returned to the studio & periodically released new albums for the next 2 decades. In 1997, a retrospective boxed-set was being released by Columbia: Stoned SoulPicnic: The Best Of Laura Nyro. Nyro selected the tracks & approved the final project. She lived to see its release & said that she was pleased with the project.

Nyro was taken from this world by that damn cancer in 1997. She was only 49 years old; the same ovarian cancer that had claimed the life of her mother at the very same age. She left behind a partner of 18 years, artist Maria Desidero.

A tribute album, Time & Love: The Music Of Laura Nyro, with Nyro’s songs performed by 14 women singers & groups, including Phoebe Snow, Suzanne Vega, Roseanne Cash, &Jane Siberry was issued shortly after Nyro was gone.

Nyro’s huge influence on other musicians has been acknowledged by: Janis Ian, Joni Mitchell, Melissa Manchester, Rickie Lee Jones, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, Sandra Bernhard & Elton John. She is Bette Midler’s favorite singer. Barry Manilow lists her amazing album, & my own personal favorite Nyro LP, Christmas & The Beads Of Sweat, on his Desert Island Discs. The juicy Jackson Browne tune That Girl Could Sing is about Nyro. John & Elvis Costello discussed Nyro’s significant influence on both of them during the premiere episode of Costello’s interview show Spectacle (2012) on the Sundance Channel.

When I was a callow youth, I loved Nyro beyond all reason. Her songs are very much a part of my musical consciousness. The Husband is a big fan. If you remember these songs in their hit versions by other artists, it is fascinating to hear Nyro’s own interpretations. If you’re too young to remember these songs from AM radio, you will be knocked out by the variety & depth of her vision. Listening to her music more than 45 years later, I am transported back to that amazing time. I don’t know why more people didn’t discover the singer/songwriter behind the great melodies & lyrics. Stoned Soul Picnic captures the sweet, hopeful trippiness of the late 196os better than most protest music of the time:”

laura Nyro Astrology chart

Speculative Astrology chart for Laura Nyro with no exact birth time. She was a Libra with 3 planets in Scorpio plus Chiron Plus her South Node.Venus in Scorpio rules her Sun and Neptune, all of her creativity was deep, sexual, intense, obsessive, about the shadow { Devil].

 I named my first child and only son ELIJAH after her song Eli’s Coming in 1983.. 

I just discovered that Laura had her MOON OUT OF BOUNDS. That tells me volumes right there. A moon out of bands makes someone feel differently to most people. They will not be confined, they are naturally wild and unconventional. Uranus opposite the Moon in Sagittarius makes perfect sense to me for such a unique talent who definitely marched to her own drummer. She has one son and was married a couple of times then became a lesbian in her later years with a long-term relationship. She had that powerful Mars Pluto Saturn conjunction in Leo. I feel that this was her currency, her resources that incredibly powerful sexual passion straight from her heart and soul. She was more soulful than anyone ever. 

My previous article about Laura’s Astrology https://infinitynow.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-laura-nyro-original-songstressgets-her-saturn-solar-return-due/

also an incredible article here on Laura http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/09/28/the-laura-nyro-incarnations/

He’s a Runner/Save the country Laura Nyro