At the centre of it all, at the centre of it all Your eyes, your eyes Blackstar
David Bowie, one of the most important artist of the 21th century, has passed away after having left a non-fading footprint on planet earth.
The birth of the White Duke
In Bowie’s geniture two planet are very prominent: Saturn and Venus. Venus is exactly culminating and Saturn is on the occidental horizon. Those two planets are significators of important areas of life.
Saturn is the Lord of the Ascendent, is retrograde, in exile in Leo but in-sect and angular. Saturn receives the bodily application of the Moon.
Venus is angular, on the MC, out-of-sect, oriental matutine, between the second station and the mean motion. The Moon is defluxing from Venus.
Since Saturn is Lord of the Ascendent, in aspect with it and the Moon is applying to Saturn, Saturn is the Lord of the Temperament. Also Venus contributes because, even if it has no dignity over the Ascendent and the Moon, it aspects both of them from the MC. Saturn is dry and more temperate than cold; Venus is temperate and wet. Bowie’s slim and slender shape is definitely under the Saturn influence but Venus adds grace and charm.
Saturn is the Lord of the Soul because it is in conjunction with the Moon and domicile lord of Mercury. Since Venus is triplicity ruler of Mercury, it is making a sextile in mundo with Mercury and the Moon is applying to Venus also Venus influences Bowie’s soul.
Venus is Lord of Activity, being the only fast planet visible and at the MC.
Jupiter is oriental in sextile with the Sun in the zodiac and squares in mundo the diurnal luminary doing a epidekateia. So the Sun receives the doryphory of Jupiter, though Jupiter has no dignity in the place of the Sun.
If Jupiter is overeminent, that is, casts a right ray, the native and his father will be noble and will enjoy a good standing with many benefits, honors and relations with the rulers, and they will have power over many men.
The absence of rulership over the Sun by Jupiter means that the doryphory is concerning more the native than his father.
Also Venus is doryphoros to the Sun, since the Sun is in sextile with Venus and Venus is angular and ruler of the Sun by triplicity and terms. Though this is an out-of sect doryphory and a quite weak one because the sextile is at the boundary of the vis luminis of the Sun.
At the horoscope the stars which are in rictus Capricorni, the Capricorn’s muzzle, are rising. Those stars belongs to the passionate stars about which the anonymous says:
When these places are rising or setting, the natives are pushed to act immorally not only with women but also with boys and to take delight in the pleasures against nature
If that happens manifestly or covertly, it is indicated by the rising or setting of the planets that produce these passions, I mean Venus or Mars or Venus and Saturn, especially when configured in an adverse way, squaring or opposing each other or when one of them rises or culminates: then the natives will reveal his passions in a public and notorious way. And since unnatural pleasures cannot be enjoyed without the fulfillment of the desires and the unavoidable fate, so the abandon to the pleasures brings complications, deceptions, losses, enmities and convictions, if the star of Jupiter does not remove partially the damages, witnessing the star of Venus.
Venus is squared in mundo by Saturn since they are both angular and Venus culminates, so Bowie’s passion will be notorious and public. Jupiter is in parallel of declination with Venus and it is also the domicile lord of Venus so those passions don’t trouble him.
The birth of a Black Star
Moon is the apheta and Saturn is the alchocoden. Saturn angular gives its greater years: 57 years. Only Venus is in aspect with Saturn. Since Venus is a benefic, angular and trines Saturn so it gives its lesser years and such months as the middle years of Venus: 8 years and 45 months. In total: 68 years and 9 months.
Around the Bowie’s death the Ascendent arrives to the square of Saturn and Venus to the conjunction of Saturn and the occident.
In the profection the Sun and the Horoscope are in Libra. The Lord of the Year is Venus and the profected Venus is with Saturn, Moon and descendent of nativity.
In the Solar Return before his death we see Mars the Lord of the Horoscope in the XII place and squaring the Moon of nativity.
The odd appearance of Bowie’s eyes were due to a condition called anisocoria.
Anisocoria is characterised by an unequal size in a person’s pupils. In Bowie’s case, his left pupil was permanently dilated, giving illusion of having different coloured eyes because the fixed pupil does not respond to changes in light, while the right pupil does.
The cause of Bowie’s anisocoria was caused by an accident happened in the spring of 1962.
He was injured at school by his friend George Underwood who punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. Doctors feared he would become blind in that eye. After a series of operations during a four-month hospitalisation, his doctors determined that the damage could not be fully repaired and Bowie was left with faulty depth perception and a permanently dilated pupil. Despite that incident Underwood and Bowie remained good friends.
In Bowie’s geniture the Moon is in conjunction with Asellus Borealis and she is close to the nebula Praesaepe which is with Saturn. The Asellus Borealis and Praesaepe belong to azemena stars (from Arabic az-zamâna, chronic infirmity or illness as well as inseparable disease) which are harmful to the sight. The Moon as Sun is a significator of sight and eyes but in particular of left eye.
Punch in the Eye
In the spring 1962 around the beginning of May there is a direction in mundo of Saturn to the Sun. Sinos, the Lot of chronic illness, in opposition to Mars and Sun in the geniture, is in conjunction with the directed Saturn.
Moreover in the Solar Return for the 1962 the Moon and Saturn are a the beginning of Aquarius in opposition to Saturn and the Moon of nativity.
Lollipop in the Eye
During a concert in Oslo on 18 June 2004, Bowie was hit in his left eye with a lollipop thrown by a fan. A week later he suffered chest pain while performing at the Hurricane Festival in Germany. Firtly it was thought to be a pinched nerve in his shoulder, but the pain was later diagnosed as an acutely blocked coronary artery. He was operated on urgently in Hamburg. The remaining 14 dates of the tour were cancelled.
In July 2004 Mars of direction squares in mundo the Sun of nativity. Around the same period we see also helpful aspect as Jupiter to the ascendent which helped Bowie to overcame his illness.
In the profection the ascendent arrived in Scorpio and so the Lord of the Year is Mars. By direction the Sun is in the terms of Mars and in the solar return the Mars of revolution squares the Sun of nativity.