Amy Winehouse: Falling into the Abyss
Amy Winehouse was born to a Jewish family in Southgate London on September 14, 1983 at 10:25 pm (Source: Frank Clifford quotes Winehouse’s mother as a mutual friend of astrologer Margaret Zelinski. RR: A). She started singing and playing the guitar shortly before her first opposition to Saturn. By the age of 20, she had signed with Simon Fuller’s record company and the rest, as we like to say, is history. She broke into our cultural consciousness with “Valerie” and “Rehab.” She Bee on Fire was a jazzy cross between Sarah Vaughan and Morticia from the Addams Family.
Astrologically, Amy was a Mercurial character: her ascendant was in Gemini with her ruler in Virgo as well as Mars-Venus, in Leo, conjunct in the 3rd house. Her career and her public image were often described as “dichotomous”, a useful synonym for Mercurial’s influences. However, most of the planets are in the northern hemisphere, counteracting Mercury’s need to openly communicate and receive information. What we saw in Amy’s performances were raw, heartbreaking and honest emotions: when she sang about not wanting to go to rehab, she wasn’t kidding.
Unusually, Amy’s chart is marked by five pairs of conjunctions: Venus and Mars in Leo, Sun and Mercury in Virgo, Saturn in Scorpio/Pluto in Libra, Jupiter and Uranus in Sagittarius, and Neptune in Sagittarius/Moon in Capricorn. With the exception of Chiron in the 12th house, it would almost seem that the planets have lost their autonomy and instead need to function as pairs. This theme of relationships, particularly dysfunctional ones, figures prominently in Amy’s music and is reflected in her sexually explicit lyrics, for example in “Tears Dry on Their Own”.
Venus and Mars conjunct in Leo generally like to act out their relationship dramas in public and are particularly adept at making everyone aware of their problems. Located in the third house, this conjunction was perhaps responsible for the attention drawn to Amy’s striking, deep contralto voice, diction, and lyrics, knowingly or unknowingly telling stories of complicated love affairs. For example, look no further than the lyrics to “Back to Black.”
The Venus-Mars conjunction in Leo forms a loose trine with the separate Moon/Neptune conjunction. Music, particularly jazz, was deeply ingrained in Amy’s life and her grandmother had even been engaged to Ronnie Scott. No one with the Moon conjunct Neptune would do well to keep their feet on solid ground. Since nothing Leo energy does is quiet or subtle, we got the drunken lion roar with every paparazzi snap. For months, he had been teetering on the hazy edge of reality, every moment of undignified escapism chronicled in the tabloids, ridiculed through careless double entenders, causing the less hedonistic heads to shake in awe. While publicly collapsing in early 2011, Pluto’s transit was hitting the threshold of the Moon-Neptune aspect, triggering the rapid destruction of this aspect. The presence of his Progressed Moon only seemed to indicate that sobriety was not in sight. And in the seventh house, this aspect manifested itself in her choice of men, none of whom were in a position to be a positive role model for sobriety.
Transit Pluto was conjuncting his descendant when his debut album “Frank” was released on October 20, 2003 and had transited his Neptune/Moon conjunction 3 years later when Back to Black was released. Also, when “Back to Black” was released, transiting Saturn was conjunct Venus/Mars, while transiting Jupiter was square to it. Saturn represses and on Venus/Mars you can miniaturize the conjunction’s exuberant allure while focusing competitive advantage. The lyrics to “You Know I’m No Good” tell the story.
Jupiter, however, can do a lot with very little. From the same album, another award-winning song that makes a big statement about the problems of having a Venus/Mars conjunction in Leo with a transit of Saturn is the lyrical “Love is a Losing Game.”
Although Amy continued to gain recognition for her talent in 2007, 2008 was a particularly important year for her, even earning her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records (2009) for the most Grammy Awards won by a British female artist. In May 2008, transiting Neptune opposed Amy’s Venus/Mars conjunction. Neptune has the rather nifty feature of reflecting distorted images. A sculpture of Amy, titled Excess, appeared in London’s Mall Galleries and featured a miniature of her covered in what appeared to be tiny pills (while an outstretched hand held a glass), above a broken champagne bottle, with a puddle of water spilled. liquid below. Another piece titled “Celebrity 1” also appeared in the same exhibition. On July 23, exactly three years before her death, her wax sculpture was exhibited at Madame Tussaud’s. Later that same year, a sculpture by Marco Perego, titled “The Only Good Rock Star Is a Dead Rock Star”, was scheduled to go on display at the Half Gallery in New York on November 14, 2008. The sale price of the sculpture is listed at US$100,000. Perego said of the sculpture, “Rock stars are society’s sacrificial animals.” Winehouse’s spokesman said: “It’s a fun tribute. The artist seems to be in thrall to a tabloid character who is not the real Amy. People often use her image to sell her work.”
The progressed planets during this time formed a harsh grand cross between progressed Jupiter/Uranus/Moon opposite Chiron, both squaring progressed Venus/Mars in the IC. Even without detailed delineation, this setup would challenge even the most stable of personalities – imagine being feted as the brightest young British talent in years only to be portrayed as a hopeless drug addict! In addition to this, Chiron was trine Mercury, thus bringing news of rapidly deteriorating health: at the age of 25, he was diagnosed with emphysema.
Natal Pluto and Saturn, in dissociated conjunction (Pluto in Libra, Saturn in Scorpio) in the fifth house, formed the apex of a magical triangle configuration, also much like the one highlighted in the charts presented in the other members of the ” 27″ Club. Any “easy” skin setup produces an electrifying buzz of endless energy. Planets caught in configuration by transit or progression serve only as food to be consumed by the angry gods. A Saturn-Pluto conjunction as the focus of this configuration could have acted as a shield for Amy’s emotional turbulence. The need to amuse the Neptune-Moon nerves but still have all the attention the Venus-Mars conjunction in Leo craves could have led to a much quicker exhaustion had it not been for the Pluto-Saturn conjunction’s steel reserve. of Amy. Without this aspect, in the fifth house, playing live might not have been possible for a vulnerable personality like hers. No matter how much “talent” a person possesses, without nerves of steel (natural or not), an artist is powerless on stage. And Amy performed live over and over and over again.
Generally speaking, squares often add “grain” to a graph. They create a character, forcing him to do something to overcome limitations instead of passively waiting for answers to come like a lightning bolt. Sadly, Amy’s Sun-Mercury conjunction on the 4th in Virgo needed emotional and mental precision as a way to express the anguish of living in an imperfect world. In a career where alcohol, fame and drugs are so readily available, Amy Winehouse fell into the abyss.