Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)
Have you ever noticed that most Jimi Hendrix photos show him in mid-song? This was a man in constant musical motion. He and his band The Experience were the toast of London when they started to play there in 1966. But no one knew how to classify their work.
Hendrix said: “We don’t want to be classed in any category … If it must have a tag, I’d like it to be called, ‘Free Feeling’. It’s a mixture of rock, freak-out, rave and blues”Wikipedia
(I’d considered calling this post: He Wanted to Know “Are You Experienced?” Purple Haze was the first song I’d heard of his, and its spaced-out sound was instantly memorable. So most of my focus, ever since, has been through a purple haze, spiritually.)
This chart was already on my Kepler 7.0 program and the timing is considered excellent. There is one inconjunct:
Jupiter Inconjunct Ascendant
With this aspect, you may discover that in order to grow and get ahead in life, you will have to put aside your own needs and do whatever the situation or other people require. At times you will go through tremendous and possibly painful creative changes in your life, in which everything that you are is replaced by a new order. Your environment may change radically, or you may lose all your old friends and find a whole set of new ones. During these times you will arrive at new understandings and realizations that make it impossible for your life to continue as before. You must always be open to new ideas and be willing to change your outlook on life.
His Death: Accidental Asphyxiation
Details are disputed concerning Hendrix’s last day and death. He spent much of September 17, 1970, with Monika Dannemann in London, the only witness to his final hours. Dannemann said that she prepared a meal for them at her apartment in the Samarkand Hotel around 11 p.m., when they shared a bottle of wine. She drove him to the residence of an acquaintance at approximately 1:45 a.m., where he remained for about an hour before she picked him up and drove them back to her flat at 3 a.m. She said that they talked until around 7 a.m., when they went to sleep. Dannemann awoke around 11 a.m. and found Hendrix breathing but unconscious and unresponsive. She called for an ambulance at 11:18 a.m., and it arrived nine minutes later. Paramedics transported Hendrix to St Mary Abbot’s Hospital where Dr. John Bannister pronounced him dead at 12:45 p.m. on September 18.Wikipedia
That Neptune @ 28° Scorpio 32′ (transiting the Ascendant) lends this event its mysterious aura. At the same time the Moon is inconjunct Uranus, not a good sign either. Did Monika overdose him, or did he willingly take 18 times the recommended dosage of Vesparax? At any rate, he aspirated his own vomit, which is never a good way to die. The coroner left it as an open verdict.
This honorably discharged soldier created one of the most iconic versions of the Star Spangled Banner, as seen at Woodstock in 1969.
Says it all, doesn’t it?