Gordon Lightfoot (November 17, 1938)
So, just to be polite, I am posting that chart here without changing anything.
But just to be clear, I suspect he was born at 6:40 am instead, so that Uranus would be on the Descendant, at the 7th House cusp. For our purposes, here, however, we’ll leave well enough alone.
There is a Yod (Finger of God) pointing at said Uranus, with inconjuncts from Mercury and Mars. At the same time there is another inconjunct connected Jupiter and Neptune. None of these are dependent on an exact birth time.
Mercury Inconjunct Uranus
Your mind moves quickly from topic to topic, often without pausing long enough for you to understand what you have learned. And if there is a lot of excitement or activity around you, your mind may race so fast to keep up with it all that you work yourself into a state of nervous frenzy. Under these circumstances it is almost impossible for you to concentrate or do any useful mental work.
As you get older, you will have to learn to discipline your mind so that you can think things through. It’s all right to be somewhat restless, but you must learn to stay put during school and at other times when it is important to concentrate.
Mars Inconjunct Uranus
You have a tendency to be rash and impulsive, which may get in your way. If matters proceed too slowly, you are likely to make a sudden move that upsets the whole situation and forces you to start over gain. You must learn to be patient if you want to achieve your objectives.
The energy may also be expressed as a hot temper, especially when you have to endure restriction or limitation, such as sitting still in a classroom for a long time. You have a rebellious streak that needs to be disciplined, because everyone has to endure some restrictions, and it takes so little to trigger your temper.
Jupiter Inconjunct Neptune
You are an idealist with very vivid dreams about how you want your life to be, and at certain times in your life you will follow those dreams with all of your energy. But sometimes these idealist dreams will let you down, because you are not concerned enough with what is real and possible.
Your idealism can be the source of much creative imagination, leading to profound insights and realizations, but only if you remain connected with the actual day-to-day universe in which the rest of the human race lives.
His Relationship with Cathy Smith
Ready? Here we go.
His Sun is conjunct her Jupiter (in Scorpio); his Saturn is conjunct her Mars (in Aries); his Mercury is conjunct her Ascendant (in Sagittarius); his Pluto is conjunct her Saturn (in Leo).
Is it clear to you? He was her father-figure, and she was trying to work through her ‘Daddy’ issues. Unfortunately, her need to hide her actions (natal Neptune conjunct her Midheaven in Libra) also triggered his Mars there. So not a good combination, but one that is consistent with a joint reincarnational return to the scene of an past-life relationship. As Lightfoot himself suggests, Smith was ‘dangerous’ for him.