Thinking about the Day the Music Died

Plane Accident (February 3, 1959)

I guess this is the natural progression of thought from yesterday’s post. I wasn’t sure how I was going to approach the subject, but then I decided to focus on the accident chart.

This is a fairly ‘balanced’ chart, with only one inconjunct.

Mercury Inconjunct Pluto

You have a rather complicated and sometimes tricky mind. You usually prefer to do things in roundabout and involved ways instead of being simple and direct.

This aspect can mean that at certain times in your life you will go through tremendous psychological changes. All your thoughts and opinions will change completely. These stages may seem difficult, but you will be much better off if you let go of the past and welcome the new ideas.

So, here’s the thing: if this event was due to Buddy Holly’s spontaneous decision to hire a plane, then you’d think he would be the most affected by the crash. But when I compared his birth chart to what is essentially his death chart, it didn’t seem to be that conclusive. And then I got the idea of comparing all three singer’s birth charts with the ‘event’ chart and then it becomes more interesting. (Hopefully, your eyes won’t cross when you look at this.)

As you can see, this crash was their shared destiny. The ‘event’ Moon is conjunct Valen’s Moon, Holly’s Jupiter and the Big Bopper’s Moon in Sagittarius. They went out with a ‘bang’. The rest of their combined aspects are spread out like a huge fan, so that no one person is totally to blame, but Valens’ stellium in Taurus is triggered by the ‘event’ Mars @ 27° Taurus, opposite Jupiter @ 29° Scorpio. His life was snuffed out way too soon. Holly’s natal Uranus is opposite the ‘event’ Neptune/Ascendant. There was no way he could have foretold the future, as it was hidden. It would seem that only the Big Bopper is in sync with the event: his Neptune is conjunct the ‘event’ Pluto in Virgo.

But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn’t take one more step
I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
Something touched me deep inside
The day the music died

Don McLean “American Pie”

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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