I was deeply saddened to read of the passing of Whitney Houston and amazed that she was born the year before me. I feel as if her songs have been with me throughout my life.
A gorgeous Leo, she married her opposite in many respects, Bobby Brown, a bad boy Aquarius. Their Sun signs exactly opposed one another across the zodiac at the same degree. (You can read more about Sun signs opposites in love at Opposites Attract). A lot has been written about their 15 year relationship and it’s not for me to add to the much-publicised literature on their marriage. What interests me as an astrologer is her personal birth chart.
As so often is seen in the charts of mega stars, Neptune plays a prominent role and in Whitney’s chart is square to the Sun/Venus in Leo. Neptune is the planet that represents fame, glamour and celebrity, because Neptune is the planet that wants to escape reality. It’s domain is the fantasy world and a world that pulls on Leo’s heart strings in particular, because Leo adores being in the spotlight.
Neptune rules music and here we find a woman who inspired millions with her amazing singing; “I Will Always Love You” was the bestselling single by a female in history. The trouble begins for Leo when the spotlight fades and life returns to the humdrum, the ordinary, the normal.
I often talk to clients about Neptune saying it’s the saint or sinner within you; whichever way you go, it’s the same urge to transcend reality. Some people do this through spirituality, a conversation with the Divine, music, poetry or art; others spiral in to drink, drugs or delusion.
Dear, sweet Whitney Houston battled with drugs throughout her troubled marriage and is yet another victim of an early rise to fame. Let us hope that future celebrities and stars become wise to Neptune’s contradictions and extremes and let us hope too that Whitney Houston, Diva, Mega Star, Leo Extraordinaire rests in peace. Bless you, Whitney, and thank you for the music.
[photo by asterix611 at flickr.com]
Kerry Hales says
I love that you always give a new and interesting slant to life. Whitney oh whitney… How will I know has such a strong memory for me; a thwarted love for a guy who just wanted everyone else but me… A short but awesome life she had!
Janet Swift says
I’ve been away for a couple of days and not within range of a TV so it was my daughter who broke the news of Whitney’s passing and I, also, was shocked. A light has gone out prematurely, again, and one realises the price of fame can be very high indeed. I love Whitney’s music and, yes, I will always love you. I’m left wondering whether the planets continue to influence us in other dimensions of life?
hi Liz, Neptune often plays a key part in the charts of creatives but it’s the knowledge you gain from understanding both sides of the planet that’s invaluable. Once you have a clear sense of Neptune’s highs and lows, then you have something to work with. You’re the one in charge, after all! I look forward to hearing from you, best wishes, Sally
An interesting piece Sally I’ll have to contact you and hope that Neptune doesn’t play a large part in my chart.
Bianca Tait says
This is so interesting – so many mega stars are Leos, Madonna, Mick Jagger to name but two. Why even the sporting arena has its Leo stars – my hero Roger Federer is a one too.
What a beautiful voice Whitney had and I concur with you Sally – thank you for the music – we will remember you.
You’re turning in to quite an astrologer, Bianca. Yes, Leos love to perform. Helen Mirren and Jennifer Lopez are both Leos too. Thank you for the lovely comments, as always. best, Sally