(c)8-26-12 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
The example chart used in the The Stellium Handbook is country singer, Taylor Swift. She was chosen because–like vast numbers born in 1988-89–she has a stellium of four planets in Capricorn.
The birth time for her chart, 8:36 PM, was noted on AstroTheme as coming from Twitter, with no other source. The time sounds very precise rather than guesswork, so Swift may have given it in response to a fan’s question. It must still be considered speculative. (Astrology: Taylor Swift, date of birth: 1989/12/13, Horoscope, Birth …)
She was constantly in the news during the time she was doing her best to land a Kennedy kid and become part of their compound, and we’re looking at her chart here because of the similarities to JFK’s chart. My able assistant on the Stellium Handbook project, CJ Wright of Auntie Moon, discovered that Taylor has no aspects to her 12th house Sun (ruler of the Ascendant).
I recalled hearing of two other iconic figures with no aspects to the Sun—John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe—who were linked together, or so it’s reputed, as secret lovers. Needing to verify their unaspected Suns, I went to their AstroDataBank records. You can see their charts and bios here: Kennedy, John F. and here: Monroe, Marilyn.
Upon scanning their charts, it turns out their Suns are not entirely unaspected. Monroe does have a Sun-Mercury conjunction and Kennedy has a Sun-Venus conjunction but the other Sun aspects AstroDienst lists are crazy-wide.
What’s even more interesting to me, since I’m researching the Capricorn stellium generation, is that all three of these charts have prominent Saturn-Neptune aspects. (The conjunctions happen about every 35-37 years, and the last three were in 1916-18, 1951-52, and 1989-90.)
- Swift has Saturn and Neptune conjunct in Capricorn.
- Kennedy’s Saturn and Neptune are conjunct on the MH in Cancer/Leo.
- Monroe has Neptune on the ASC in Leo tightly squared by Saturn in Scorpio. Monroe’s aspect is especially painful!!! No wonder she was so terribly insecure and uncertain of who she really was.
She’s remained fascinating to the world in all these years since her death. (Her estate’s @MarilynMonroe Twitter feed has more than 52,000 followers.) This month, the world is marking the 50th anniversary of her mysterious passing (accidental overdose? suicide? murder?) on August 5, 1962. Since transits to famous people’s charts show ways that they come to the public eye long after they’ve passed on, I found myself madly speculating on what will happen with Monroe’s Saturn Return in Scorpio. Maybe they’ll exhume her body?? (If you’re ghoulish too, here’s a picture of her crypt.)
Is anyone else skeptical that Swift wouldfind lasting happiness with a Kennedy? I didn’t imagine so even before discovering this pattern in all three charts, but now I’d tell her, “Run Bambi!”
Have fun with the charts and leave your observations in the comment section. Incidentally, have any of you gotten a Zero score on any of the Planetary tests? And have you heard of any other notables with unaspected Suns?
Related articles on Skywriter:
- Getting a Grip on Saturn-Neptune Aspects
- Blending without Drowning: How Saturn Saved a Neptune Type
- How Strong is your Sun? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Saturn? Here’s the Score!
- How Strong is your Neptune? Here’s the Score!
- And for those of you born with Neptune and Saturn conjunct in Libra in 1951-3, this blog’s for you: 2nd Saturn Return Blog