The Inspiration for John Lennon’s “Imagine”

John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (2018)

Call it Serendipity, call it Kismet, call it in time for dinner: we wouldn’t have watched this Channel 4 film on Netflix last night if there had not been an interruption to our Rogers cable TV. (Evidently, there had been a power outage somewhere in Southern Ontario…)

Now I want you to imagine how the album “Imagine” came about. Now think again: would you believe that it was inspired by Yoko Ono’s book, “Grapefruit”?


I know, I know: John was a macho man back in 1971, and didn’t want to admit how much Yoko’s work inspired him to create. But that was then. Finally, in 1980, during his last interview with Andy Peebles for the BBC, John said that he should have given credit to Yoko Ono for the creation of the album (and, obviously, the song). His whole interview is on the following video:

Yoko Ono (February 18, 1933)

This chart was already on my Kepler 7.0 program, and seems to be consistent with her charts across most astrology websites. So I won’t change a thing. There are several inconjuncts, but it’s the two that make up the Finger of God (Yod) pointing at the Midheaven that I will focus on, here.

Moon Inconjunct Midheaven

With this aspect you must learn to make your emotional needs and desires for pleasure fit in with your growth and development in the world. It is possible that these problems could make it difficult for you to choose a profession or a course that would give your life a sense of purpose. Or you may be unable to follow one path consistently. In other words, your emotional needs may be in conflict with your long-range goals. You may know what you have to do, but not feel much like doing it. Or your feelings may actually color your perception so much that you really do not see what has to be done. Try not to form bad habits, because they are especially likely to create difficulties of this sort.

Saturn Inconjunct Midheaven

This aspect indicates that you very much need a positive relationship with your parents, especially your father. You should not be disciplined sternly unless you are given lots of love at the same time. Otherwise, giving and receiving love from others will be a real problem for the rest of your life. Unless you are truly supported by your family and friends, you will begin to feel lonely and isolated from others and inferior to them. Also you are likely to have serious difficulties with authority figures, because you are afraid of how they will treat you, not expecting that anyone will ever give you the loving guidance you need. You will see all authorities only as potential threats to your freedom and as sources of pain and trouble.

(Doesn’t she sound perfect for John?)

How’s this for proof?

My mother was of the sky
My father was of the earth
But I am of the universe
And you know what it’s worth
I’m lonely
Want to die
If I ain’t dead already, woo
Girl, you know the reason why

Yer Blues (The Beatles)

So, What About the Lyrics to ‘That’ Song?

Yoko’s last words about the album

According to the film, Yoko captured the double exposure on Polaroid of John and the clouds.


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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