Nick Merico (age 24)
Last night was the first episode of season 18 of American Idol. Nick Merico, who dropped out of last year’s contest due to a family crisis, auditioned again.
My first thought, which I’d had when Adam Lambert was on the show, years ago, was ‘here’s another Elvis Presley’. So I decided to look at Nick’s birth chart.
The timing is random, even the place is estimated, since he is Argentinian born, but raised in the States. And yet, the birth chart shows the promise of a great talent, if he can overcome his ego. Leo Rising might account for that superiority impression. And yet, when challenged by Lionel Richie, he didn’t crumble, he didn’t erupt in a rage, he humbly took the criticism and promised to work hard if put through to Hollywood again.
If the chart is accurate, the Sun/Ascendant inconjunction may help to explain this.
Sun Inconjunct Ascendant
Your relationships with other people can be very intense. While you ae young, they may be quite difficult, because you feel that others will accept you only if you deny yourself in some way. Or you may constantly feel you should put off doing what you want in order to do what you have to do. Usually your ideas about what you have to do come from the people around you. Also, contacts with other people will frequently force you to make serious, major psychological changes. Difficulties in your relationships with friends and family are signs of profound internal changes.
You may find that no matter how hard you try to show others who you really are, they misunderstand you somehow. This is because the angular relationship between your rising sign and Sun sign indicates that your internal energies are quite different from the energies that you show to the world. You are not intentionally dishonest with the world, you simply present a confusing complex of energies. As you get older, you will learn more about your effect on people, which will enable you to put the two sides of your personality together so that they work smoothly. Be patient and do not hurry. Look at each relationship as an opportunity to learn more about yourself through your effects upon others. You will know you have learned this when you no longer attract people who are psychologically difficult to deal with.