Astrological Profiles of Prominence – John Lennon

Born 9th October, 1940 in Liverpool, John Lennon was a Sun Sign Libra with an Aquarian Moon and Aries Rising. With such a powerful arrangement as the foundation of his birth chart, it is no surprise that he became the Visionary he was known as. His words and music would become known as so much more than personal expression. His soulful expression, through his creativity, continues to remain an inspiration for social transformation.

Lennon’s Libran Sun in the lunar mansion of Hasta would have created not only a profound understanding of justice and fairness but also a passionate impulse to play his part in making his vision manifest. With the Moon, as the ruling planet of Hasta, placed in Aquarius in Lennon’s 11th house of aspirations, Lennon’s Sun Sign energy was even more strongly flavored with altruistic virtue.

A hurdle, which it was quite likely that he had to overcome, was an initial desire for fame and fortune. His seventh house, connected with influence, harbours his Natal Sun which is conjunct the North Node exhibiting an obsession with the Limelight. This would have been at odds with his spiritual strength expressed though his rising sign in Aries and the lunar mansion of Revati, a sector of that sign responsible for a selfless desire to protect and nurture. The more spiritual aspects of his chart enabled him to overcome a hunger for money and recognise the importance of humanitarianism. This is perhaps most strongly exuded in the lyrics of his song, Watching the Wheels:

People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I’m o.k. well they look at me kind of strange
Surely you’re not happy now you no longer play the game

People say I’m lazy dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I’m doing fine watching shadows on the wall
Don’t you miss the big time boy you’re no longer on the ball

John was quite rebellious. Towards the latter years of his life, he became more widely known for his quirky and zany nature, a hallmark of his natal Uranus in Taurus. But quite certainly, this had been a lifelong aspect of his personality. With Uranus in his second house of speech, paradigm shattering utterances were a natural, turbulent, quite regular but also random occurrence. Quotes such as “We are more popular than Jesus now.” obviously upset many, but also caused them to think, as the words of any true revolutionary soul would. Lennon’s Uranus was in the lunar mansion of Krittika. His ideas, an expression of Truth, had a penetrating and purifying quality. Those adverse to Truthspeakers, such as politicians, had a difficult time with both John’s quotes and also his lyrics. Phrases that did not feed into the Capitalistic Grand Illusion developed quite a CIA and FBI interest in Mr. Lennon. Nixon had such a great anger at John that he wished to have him deported. An example of John’s cutting Krittika energy follows from Working Class Hero:

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and classless and free
But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There’s room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

John’s Uranus formed a harmonious aspect, known as a trine, with his natal Neptune in Virgo and Uttara Phalguni. There are souls that are too powerful to be understood fully in their lifetime. They suffer for their insight and their vision. Virgo can lend a critical nature, criticism when conjoined with an ability to see how things can truly be better. Uttara Phalguni gives a strong desire for social justice, and Neptune obviously propels powerful imagination. With Uranus forming such an aspect with Neptune, is it any wonder that songs such as Imagine were a result?

Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger a brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

John Lennon had a very restless spirit with a powerful desire for active and global change, as elucidated by his natal Mercury in Scorpio and the lunar mansion of Swati. His was an independent Spirit, with a hunger for Truth. Souls such as his are ahead of their time and often die early, but their souls do not rest until their work is done. And with so much injustice to deal with,that’s quite a long time. Astrology provides no coincidences. And, although I never research this beforehand, a phenomenon will continue to occur where a subject for Astrological Research will make their presence known as some transit is occurring to their natal chart. They call from beyond the ethers as a Messenger of the Cosmos. John’s potent natal Uranus is presently being highlighted by Retrograde Mercury conjuncting it by transit. We are being asked to reflect on his polemic personality. Are his ideas really quite so radical that they have no place for Humanity? Or, could it be that we could develop more imagination and humanity, and make the Dreamer’s Dream a Reality?

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