Dolly Parton (January 19, 1946)
Not being a country music fan, I came to Dolly Parton much later than most people. If memory serves, it was 1980 when I first saw Dolly in “9 to 5”. But before that, I had bought her best-selling album “Here You Come Again”, which I played until my stereo needle got tired of grooving out to her tunes.
(Oh, by the way, this post was prompted by Cash Peters‘ analysis of her handwriting on his latest YouTube video, posted just yesterday.)
This chart was already on my computer, and the timing is considered ‘excellent’, so I won’t change a thing. The double T-square pointing at Jupiter represents her popularity. The Mars/Saturn exact conjunction at one end of the opposition to the Sun/Venus combination at the other, speaks of her ability to keep her personal life entirely (and fiercely) private. Also, Mercury square Neptune allows her to hide behind her ‘tart with a heart’ persona she has developed over time. There are three inconjuncts.
Sun Inconjunct Moon
This aspect suggests that there is a subtle conflict going on inside you that may sometimes create emotional problems. The Sun signifies your conscious personality, the way in which you act and the kinds of activities that you like to get involved in. The Moon signifies the emotional and less conscious side of you. It indicates the habits that take over when you are not acting consciously and feelings that come up from deep inside you. The inconjunct aspect between the Sun and Moon means that the Sun part of your personality is quite different from the Moon part, and it may be hard for you to relate them to each other. It is as if you are divided in two, so that whenever you have to make an important decision, especially one that involves your feelings, the different sides of your personality want to go in opposite directions. You sometimes find it difficult to decide if you like something or if you want to take part in some activity.
The only solution is to accept both sides of your personality, for they are both you, and it is important to express them both. It is only your attitude of rejection that makes one side good and the other side bad.
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 those 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 when it is important to concentrate.
This aspect might mean that you have nervous problems, such as a tendency to get exhausted or a sensitive disposition that requires a very calm environment in order to prevent further problems.
Mercury Inconjunct Midheaven
It is very important that you develop your mind and your powers of thought, so that you can use them to attain whatever objectives you set for yourself. You may feel that there is a tension between your natural spontaneous views and what is taught by your parents and other adults. Even though their teachings seem perfectly reasonable, you want to think matters through for yourself. But while you are young, you may not be able to accept your own ideas as valid if they contradict what you have been taught. Yet you cannot simply suppress your own ways of thinking. If you try, you will create tension and probably create a gap between what you are trying to do and what you say. When you are older you may express this tension by making indiscreet remarks that totally get in the way of your objectives.
(The tensions between Dolly and Porter Wagner produced the following song, which has lyrics that state: “If I should stay/I would only be in your way”. )
And that is why we will always love her.