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The Stars Shine on Blue Ivy Carter

It’s hard to recall a celebrity baby whose birth received more attention than that of the daughter born to Jay-Z and Beyonce’. First there was the father “renting” an entire section of the hospital in order to insure the privacy of the couple. Then there was the flap over the child’s name, (Blue Ivy, which apparently is the Latin name for the daughter of Satan spelled backwards, or something like that.) Finally, the voice of the newborn was used in a song performed by her father that became an immediate hit, making Blue Ivy the youngest person ever credited on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

Of course, all this attention made me wonder what the horoscope of Blue Ivy Carter would look like. Her exact birth time has not been released but we know she was born during the evening hours of Jan. 7. I have done a speculative chart for 11PM and it is quite illuminating. Click here to see it.

What is striking about the horoscope is that we have the Moon in the 10th House close to the Midheaven. The Moon forms a grand trine with Saturn and Neptune, is opposed to Mercury and Pluto, sextile Jupiter and square Uranus. Even if this birth time is off by a couple of hours, the placement of the Moon in the 10th and all its aspects will remain. The 11PM birth time also places Uranus on her Descendant.

The Moon in the 10th House is often taken as an indicator of fame, particular when it is favorable aspected by Jupiter. Blue Ivy’s Moon is sextile to Jupiter. Movie stars and people who draw public adulation often have the Moon in a positive aspect with Neptune. Blue Ivy’s Moon is trine to Neptune. Having the Moon in the 10th square Uranus promises a sharp attack on one’s reputation from an unusual source, (such as someone saying you were named after the daughter of the devil.)

Most of us don’t start “living” our horoscope in a demonstrative way until we are at least old enough to walk and talk. Blue Ivy Carter seems to have started a bit earlier, like before she was a week old.

My New Art Website

I’ve been creating drawings and paintings just about as long as I’ve been involved with astrology. We recently added a link (on the topmost menu of the GoodGollyAstrology website) to my art website, www.wendellcperry.com. Take a few minutes to check it out. Among other things, I’ve done a series of drawings that present a personal reflection on the meaning of each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac. There are also pieces inspired by certain tarot images. A selection of my small paintings are for sale on ETSY.

Your comments are welcome!


What's Next for Michele Bachmann?

When Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in June of 2012 she drew immediate attention.With her combative Aries nature and tendency to take extreme, if not particularly well thought-out positions, she quickly became the darling to the Tea-Party movement and a prime target for late night talk show hosts. For a short time she seemed to be at the head of the pack and then her early momentum began to fade. After losing badly in the Iowa caucuses, Bachmann dropped out of the race.

So is this the end of Michele Bachmann as a national political figure? I think not, and this is why.

In an interview, Bachmann gave her birth time as 12:08. Unfortunately, she failed to mention if it was 12:08 AM or PM. Personally, I favor the PM version of her chart. It makes Leo her Rising Sign with Uranus close to the ascending degree, but I’m sure arguments could be made for either time. (For the 12:08 PM chart for Michele Bachmann, click here.)

With either birth time, however, she is facing a significant transit of Uranus in 2014 and 2015. Uranus will cross either her Midheaven or her IC (depending on whether the time is AM or PM) and conjunct her Sun. Bachmann’s secondary progressed Moon will also conjunct her natal Sun in 2014.

These aspects should represent a period of restlessness and disruption in Bachmann’s life. She will feel the need to make major changes in her career path (particularly if her birth time is 12:08 PM.) Could this mean another presidential run? Much depends on the circumstances but, given her history for speaking (and misspeaking) her mind, Michele Bachmann will not go through this explosive transit without making a lot noise.

Russell Brand and Katy Perry Splitbrandandperry

Several months ago I did a Mars and Venus Compatibility Analysis of the relationship between Russell Brand and Katy Perry. These reports are based solely on the Mars/Venus combination. I look at how his Mars works with her Venus, how her Mars works with his Venus and so on. Since this method only tells us how the couple will relate on a sexual level, it can’t describe the total relationship. (You would need a complete horoscope charted for the correct date, time and place of birth for each party to do this.) Still, the results are revealing, particularly in light of Brand and Perry’s recent break-up. Take a look.