Thousands of teenage girls lie heart-broken whereas my own feelings veered more towards the ‘whatever’ category. But then I had a quick look at Zayn’s astrology and I couldn’t help myself. Bless him, he has it all going on!
This is because the big news astrologically is still the Uranus-Pluto square. The 7th and final square aspect took place on March 17th 2015 and the coming Lunar Eclipse on April 4th 2015 also pulls in the Uranus-Pluto square.
During the eclipse, the Sun is at 14 Aries and the Moon at 14 Libra; whilst Uranus is now at 16 Aries and Pluto at 15 Capricorn. So anyone with planets/key angles in mid-degrees of the four cardinal signs; Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn is going to be undergoing a challenging period of change and upheaval.
Take a peek at Zayn’s chart below and you will see that he has a very close T-square with three planets at mid-degrees of cardinal signs. Mercury at 15 Capricorn is opposite Mars at 16 Cancer and both planets are squared by Jupiter at 14 Libra. This whole dynamic planetary combination is currently being rocked by the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, and the up-coming Lunar Eclipse.
Mercury, the communication planet, is in his 11th house of groups (nice) and is also the planet that rules his Virgo Descendant, the relationship sector of his chart. If we can believe the media, this has all come about because of relationship ‘troubles’. His fiancé Perrie from Little Mix was at home whilst he was away in Thailand partying all night with other holiday-makers, some of whom were girls (as you do when you’re young and abroad).
The opposition from Mars adds an impulsive edge to his decision and he might not have been thinking straight when he made his move. Jupiter expands what it touches and the opposition from Uranus and the coming eclipse exactly on his Jupiter at 14 Libra blows everything wide open. It’s worth noting that Jupiter is not only his ruling planet as he has a Pisces Ascendant but it’s also his career planet as he has Sagittarius on the Midheaven.
His personal life and his public life have become intimately entwined and what affects one area ultimately impacts on the other area. Zayn has said he’s leaving the band because he wants to lead a ‘normal life’ but surely that’s inconceivable as he’s become a huge name in one of the top groups of recent years and a heart-throb/pin-up to many young girls.
Looking at his chart I did wonder whether he was really cut out for a career in showbiz. He has a stellium of Capricorn planets in the 11th house, so there’s the group. He has a sweet nature with Venus in romantic Pisces conjunct his Ascendant (how you come across to others, good-looking too) and Venus opposes a humble Moon in Virgo in his 7th house of relationships. Women and relationships help define who he is.
We all know that Virgo wants to have a squeaky clean reputation yet trine to the stellium in Capricorn which includes a heady Uranus/Neptune conjunction, he’s also a sensation seeker.
What’s lacking in his chart is fire and one sign in particular; Leo, the sign of the performer. If you look at the charts of the other four members of One Direction, they all have a ‘star’ quality, i.e. key planets/angles in Leo. Harry Styles (b. February 1 1994) is a Sun Aquarius with a Leo Midheaven; Liam Payne (b. August 29 1993) is a Sun Virgo with Venus in Leo; Louis Tomlinson (b. December 24 1991) is a Sun Capricorn with the Moon in Leo and Niall Horan (b. September 13 1993) is a Sun Virgo with both the Moon and Venus in Leo.
No Leo for Zayn and his Sagittarius Midheaven is more the explorer/traveller than wanting to be a star. The other four members of the group are continuing with their 2015 tour whilst Zayn is leaving One Direction and heading in the opposite direction.
Zayn & Perrie
Will he and Perrie work it out? Perrie Edwards (b. July 10 1993) is a Sun Cancer, so a classic Sun sign combination of opposites attract: Cancer/Capricorn (the same combination as Prince William & Kate).
Perrie’s Sun at 18 Cancer is close to Zayn’s Mars at 16 Cancer. There’s the passion and the sign that she is an integral part of his decision as Mars is involved in his T-square that’s being triggered by current planetary events.
With no time of birth for Perrie, we don’t have the full picture but she does have Saturn at 29 Pisces, the exact degree of the Solar Eclipse in Pisces on March 20th 2015. That smacks to me of an ending rather than a new beginning but time will tell. One thing’s for sure, Zayn’s got a battle on his hands and a return to ‘ordinary life’ might be harder than anticipated.