ABC News did a program called “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” this week. It introduced the idea that the Pepsi accident may have started Michael down a deadly path of needing painkillers. I’ve rectified his birth chart to show Mars at the point when he was 25½. (His birth time is disputed…this is the closest to an accurate indicator.)
Note the early presence of Saturn in his infant years. Only later does the Moon appear. It is a known fact that his father, Joe, was abusive to him. Under his thumb would be a true statement.
Michael’s Ascendant is Scorpio, hence the need for solitude and privacy. The Sun/Pluto conjunction has been noted in other birth charts as an eccentric genius indicator; it can also relate to ‘arrested development’. Because that configuration is opposite to the Moon, he seems to have never grown up: a true Peter Pan of Pop.
The fire chart shows an interesting conjunction between Pluto, Mars and Saturn, in Virgo. I suspect this was a defining moment in Michael’s life. Also note how all the planets are in a ‘locomotive’ configuration, starting with Pluto and ending with the Sun. There is a sense that it was the track that the train would roll on for the rest of his life, until he reached the terminus.
I have timed this chart for the moment the emergency call went out to the paramedics after Michael stopped breathing. The Sun and Pluto are connected again, this time in opposition. And Uranus is almost opposite to the Ascendant. Jupiter and Neptune are both inconjunct to the Ascendant, too. This is a ‘lightning quick exit’.
The Three Charts Together
Venus in Michael’s birth chart is lined-up with Ascendant of his accident chart and the Moon in his death chart. This may account for the worldwide outpouring of grief at his death.
It also may have helped him ‘heal’ the Man in the Mirror.
Rest in Peace, Michael.