It's been a rough week and the celebrity world has been hit - HARD. Tragically, Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and then . . . Michael Jackson. They say these things always happen in 3's.
When loss is suffered, people tend to ask, "Why?" They begin to search for answers and insights. So . . . let's ask ourselves that very question here. Why? Many can theorize, many can speculate - but only a very few know the real truth.
To gain a bit of insight into the mind of Michael Jackson, take a look at this excellent piece written by Lynn Hayes of Astrological Musings. Lynne writes:
"We don't know Michael's time of birth, but his astrological chart (born August 29, 1958) reveals a conjunction of the Sun in Virgo to Pluto, a planetary combination that can be quite difficult. There is a tremendous amount of power locked in this combination of the god of power and transformation (Pluto) and the Sun which represents the Self. But there can also be a self-destructive tendency if the sheer force of the planetary dynamic isn't handled well. Often (but not always) there are abusive experiences from the past with Sun/Pluto and we know that Michael suffered greatly at the hands of his father. The Virgo Sun desires perfection, and the presence of Pluto there makes that perfection impossible yet at the same time urgently necessary.
Venus is in Leo, revealing his love of performing and interacting with fans. It conjuncts Uranus which incorporates the principle of rebellion and eccentricity into his relationships with others. Venus/Uranus combinations sometimes (again - not always) denote androgynous relationships (the word "Uranian" is sometimes used to describe a transgendered person). Chiron, representing wounding and healing, is in a challenging opposition formation to both Venus and Uranus which suggests a wound (Chiron) to his sense of attractiveness (Venus) and hence his addiction to plastic surgery.
The Venus/Uranus conjunction forms a challenging square to Mars in his chart, and Mars is also square to Chiron. This is a complex planetary combination that denotes a great deal of inner conflict and difficulty expressing anger and setting defensive boundaries which is what Mars is all about.
In addition, Michael's Moon is in Pisces, an extremely sensitive placement and one that generates tremendous creativity. That tender Pisces Moon is squared by Saturn, the Celestial Taskmaster, suggesting a deep inner loneliness and sense of isolation that could not be broken through by legions of adoring fans."
Lynn ends the piece with this statement, "While we mourn the tragedy of his death, the planets tell the story: his death was a liberation from a life that was painful beyond measure."
Read Lynn's full article: Michael Jackson Dead at 50.
Michael Jackson was a Virgo. For those of you not familiar with the inner workings of our Virgo males, you may enjoy reading: That Confounding Virgo Male.