Posts Tagged ‘Bruno Mars’


Hello Dear Friends and Readers, someone said many years ago that musicians were the prophets of our times.  Neil Young, Joan Baez, Bob Marley,  Bruce Springsteen, Alan Jackson ( who proved after 911 that he could channel Spirit to create incredible beauty from horrendous evil) — these are just a few that come to mind.  There are people who study the history of music who know far more than I; I’m just an eclectic listener and I like everything from Georgian chants, classical  and madrigals to jazz, rock, country and all points in between.   I have long been a fan of musicians who play multiple instruments; I think I read that Prince plays 54 instruments.  Well, I found a couple more — Bruno Mars and Hunter Hayes.  They’d make an interesting combo for a Crossroads…

Anyway, I wrote about Bruno earlier when he used his Saturn on Mercury transit to write and compose prolific amounts of music. Now he’s just releasing “Unorthodox Jukebox”  and I think it may be an excellent illustration of Saturn in Scorpio.  If you  will recall, I wrote in earlier posts about the dark side of the world becoming more visible.  Saturn was last in Scorpio in 1983-85 and lots of buried stuff came into very public focus during those years — AIDS, abuse of children, women, animals, the planet,  the rights of farm workers, and lots more.

Let’s look at the release date, though the new music is available now.  It’s 12-11-12 — Moon in Scorpio along with Saturn and Venus.  There are some very heavy Plutonian themes in this new music.  WARNING:  Bruno’s new cd is not for children.  It’s very graphic and not appropriate.  I used to send links of his songs to my little granddaughter — NOT  this time.

His melodies and arrangements and his voice are still exquisite. You can tell he gave this music his very best from start to finish.  His lyrics…he’s not just pushing the envelope, I think he’s trying to break out of the box!  What box?  I think the only box is in his own mind.  Let’s review the transits in his chart for a clue.  By the way, I’m not posting his chart because I think famous people have a right to their privacy.  But his birthday is common knowledge and he’s a Libra with what? You guessed it — a LOT of Scorpio.  His Pluto, Saturn, and South Node are all in Scorpio.  Pluto is particularly strong here since it’s the RULER of Scorpio.  One of the old names for Pluto was The Destroyer; the plants have to die for the seed to ripen and regenerate, so with Pluto there is a major theme about transformation and regeneration.  Pluto was the God of the Underworld who kidnapped and raped Persephone. There are several new songs about regret and loss in relationships.  Now that Saturn is transiting Scorpio there’s probably some karma with this. A couple of songs seem to be an apology, making amends.  People with the Nodes in Taurus/Scorpio have to learn that what takes 20 years to build can be destroyed in 20 minutes.  There are issues about fidelity.  Flirting with the underworld and taboos might be fuel for the composer, but those experiences rarely lead to inner peace or happiness in love relationships. Some people need to plumb the depths to get to the heights.  Van Gogh, for example.  Others prefer a more level existence.   Vengeance is another Scorpio theme in this new music.   So are all the sexual themes and innuendos… all in all, a whole lot of Scorpio.  It’s what I would expect from the current transits in his chart.  I don’t know much about his personal life, but he sure needs to be aware and responsible for his thoughts, words, and deeds over the next few years as he completes his first Saturn return.  That is always a time of big, life-changing events.  Note that transiting Saturn is squaring his Jupiter and his Moon  at this time.  I think he is positioning himself for more creative freedom for years to come, depending on the record sales, but his personal life is going to highlight the values he most believes in and it’s only going to work out if both parties share the same core values.  The Eskimos have 26 different words for love.  Our language is paltry in comparison.  It will be fun to watch him compose along Sagittarian themes in a few years, incorporating music and instruments from all around the world.  Since he understands technology he’ll probably put together some kind of world sing-along or musical collaboration when Saturn is in Sag.  Something with foreign language, music, or composers…

He wanted to be on the world stage.  With his Saturn return, he needs to accept the responsibility that goes along with it.  He’s a hero and role model to many…

I think  what most concerns me is that if the musicians are the prophets, what he’s writing about does not indicate that the young kids out there are finding real love and affection.  I hope it’s not the jungle he makes it out to be. That is very sad… I want to hear from you young readers…do you find partners that treat you right? Do you have love based on friendship, respect, humor and affection for each other?  If you are single, do you have friends, REAL friends, that you can count on?  I’m trying to understand exactly why my readers read the Venus posts more than any other planet.  There needs to be a way to alleviate the isolation people are feeling…Neptune dissolves boundaries…I think I’m almost ready to write about Neptune…Blessings, Jenae

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ASTROLOGY — THE IMPORTANCE OF SATURN — All true predictive work is based on a thorough understanding of the natal chart.  IF a client has an afflicted Jupiter in their natal, a Jupiter transit may not bring them the usual expansionary benefits.  Looking at the flip side, since Jupiter expands and Saturn contracts, most of my clients show  up when transiting Saturn is either in their Sun sign, or in square or opposition to their Sun.  Saturn can symbolize serious ordeals that don’t resolve quickly.  In this situation it is very important to study Saturn in the natal chart, and not only its sign.  Saturn’s house placement and all the aspects in the natal from Saturn to other planets need to be considered BEFORE making a judgement about the current Saturn transit. Aspects are the angles between the planets in the natal.  Transits are the angles to the natal formed by the planets moving through the heavens at this time, or any time frame you want to investigate.  Any aspect can express in both a positive or a negative way, and all planets can symbolize experiences on the physical, mental, or emotional/spiritual level.  The same with transits.  Is your head spinning?  Not to worry, we’ll just take things a step at a time.  Any time and effort you invest in understanding your own chart will pay off big time, and will also help you get a lot more out of any reading with an astrologer.  Astrology is a psychological language.  The first step is learning the order of the signs in the Zodiac and the planets that rule them.  Saturn interests me because if a person uses the energy properly, even an ordeal can bring lasting rewards.  If the Saturn aspects in the natal include some trines and sextiles, it will be a little easier to extract the positive side of Saturn transiting around the wheel of your chart.                                                                                                                                                            
        I’m going to use Bruno Mars as an example to illustrate the importance of Saturn. His Saturn is sextile his Venus and semi-sextile (30*) both his Mercury and his Part of Fortune.  No harsh Saturn aspects  in the natal. A little history on him first…I read his bio and I also came across his birth time. He is a Libra.   He grew up singing and playing multiple instruments, and he went to LA right after high school.  Hard times, no money, just the dream to keep him going.  And then along came the Saturn in Libra transit !!  He met his business partner Phil Lawrence when Saturn was on his Sun.  Saturn is a symbol for longevity, so we know these two will be enjoying their work together for a long time.  Hard times continued and finally they were forced to sell their songs, “their babies”, just to keep going.  Note that Saturn has been going back and forth over Bruno’s Mercury in the 8th the last few years.  The pressure of Saturn, and being forced to do something out of desperation, turned out to be the very key to his wonderful success.  Truly, this is a lesson for us all…
Now some people would take a Saturn conjunct Mercury transit and have communication difficulties. Some people will manifest it as education.  What did he do?  He used the Saturn qualities of hard work, long hours, discipline and concentration and composed non-stop, learning how to arrange and produce music for other people (8th house) as well as for himself.  Usually, Saturn transits are more difficult for younger people since Saturn respresents maturity and the ability to delay instant gratification for long-term rewards.  Yet this kid used Saturn on Mercury as a crash course in all the technical aspects of his art, and he also worked with older artists, learning from each one.  Pretty amazing and he definitely earned his success.  Saturn makes us dot every “i” and cross every “t”. 
Planets go forward and backward, retrograde, from the earth’s view.  Saturn went forward on 6-25-2012 and will again conjoin his Mercury in September.  Probably the wrap-up of his sophomore album.  I did a little research and he said he is struggling with it.  Not surprising, since he also has Neptune on his Ascendant right now.  Any good astrologer would suggest that he use Neptune as inspiration instead of confusion and/or self-doubt.  Dreams, meditation, asking the elders, including those who have already departed,  for advice, keeping paper and pen or a digital recorder on his nightstand — he would awaken with melodies and lyrics from tapping into the Collective Unconscious, the invisible grapevine that links us all…for him the key to this next phase is going deep, deeper than surface.
Naturally, I think everyone should have an astrologer they can call on from time to time.  A good reading should confirm your own deepest instincts about yourself and your life.  A good astrologer will be able to give you the current “weather report” — the transits — to help ease your way and maximize your potential.  My current advice to Bruno Mars?  Don’t release that next album when Mercury is retrograde — November 6th to 26th — work around those dates.  Same thing for all you readers — avoid initiating major projects, signing contracts, important meetings and allow extra time for travel during those dates.  Comments are welcome, more soon, Jenae

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