Lou Reed RIP

I can’t seem to find Lou’s birth time anywhere, but his birth date was 2 March 1942, in New York.  A Piscean, with a Virgo Moon (probably, depends on the time of day), Mercury and Venus in Aquarius (opposite Pluto and Chiron) and Mars in Taurus (conjunct Uranus and Saturn).

What you’d expect with that combination is a talented creative with a desperate need to find a channel for his creative energies, who is at risk of slipping into a world of unreality and apathy, and of being drawn to drugs and escapism. That’s the Piscean side anyway.  Interesting that he was turned that around to the more mystical version of Pisces once the drugs wore off!

Add to that the rugged individualism of Mars-Uranus conjunction, with a splash of Taurean hedonism and the drive of Mars-Saturn thrown in and you get the belligerent, antiestablishment force that reflected his life and his music.  Then there’s the Venus-Pluto opposition, suggesting a dark side to relationships, a passionate but potentially destructive placement, that would have needed a solid calm nature to hold and nurture (Lauri Anderson’s Venus and Mars in Taurus, I guess).

Driven, complex, brash talent, with a tendency for self-destruction … thanks Lou for living it!


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