Roy Rogers (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)
We’re back in childhood territory again. I had two heroes on television in the 1950s: Zorro and Roy Rogers. I guess we could suggest that they represented the good and bad sides of my personality. This memory was triggered by Elton John’s song “Roy Rogers”.
This is considered an excellent time by a couple of astrology sites. I’m not so sure, as the timing of his marriages aren’t showing up where I think they’d be. However, for our purposes, we can concentrate on the inconjuncts, which are not dependent on the time.
Moon Inconjunct Venus
You need to be loved, even more than most people, particularly by your mother or another woman who takes the place of your mother. This need for love will be the force behind many of your actions. If you don’t find the love you are looking for, you will develop an insecure hunger for love from everyone you meet. However, you may express this in very strange ways, such as a desire for food, especially sweets, which unconsciously represent love to you.
There is also the danger that if you spend so much time and effort trying to get what you need, you will not be able to give love to others. Thus this aspect can mean that you indulge yourself and expect others to do everything for you. Of course, if people think you are looking at things this way, they will not be inclined to help you. This will drive you to seek love even more and make the pattern even stronger.
On the other hand, if you are given all of the love you need while you are young, that is, if you are loved totally for yourself as you are, you will develop confidence in that love. Then you will be able to love others, and the more love you give to others, the more you will get in return. However, there is a catch. You cannot give love solely because you expect to get it back, for people sense this and are put off by it.
Uranus Inconjunct Pluto (1892-1894 and 1911-1912)
This aspect indicates changes in the world of the people who were born at these times, changes that were difficult to understand because they were very revolutionary but subtle in many ways. The people born during the first period experienced the consequences of these changes through having to fight in the First World War. The second group reached maturity at the time of the Great Depression. Both the First World War and the Depression were expressions of the breakdown of the nineteenth-century world order that was dominated by Western Europe.
Rogers’ death time is presumed to be in the early evening on the day he died, because the newspapers reported it early the next day. By then, his legendary status was firmly assured: Neptune transiting his birth Ascendant.
Our final image is of him riding off into the sunset on Trigger, with Dale Evans by his side. The song was written for him, by his wife: doesn’t that say it all?