David Cassidy (April 15, 1950 – November 21, 2017)
When a person is contemporary to one’s self, there is a certain amount of feeling, “So, what’s the big deal? Just because your father was a big star, doesn’t mean you should be, too.” That’s my take on David Cassidy. I think it’s really jealousy, on my part, but I wouldn’t have wanted to live his life story.
This is the ‘accepted’ birth time. However, that didn’t stop one astrologer from deciding that Cancer Rising wasn’t right. Somehow, that astrologer thought that David should have been Gemini Rising instead. OK. I get why that astrologer has that opinion, but the facts of David’s life confirm that he was as sensitive to criticism as you can be, with the Cancer Ascendant, and alcohol was his only ‘escape’. Unfortunately, it also cost him his life, in the end.
Sun Inconjunct Mars
You have a rather strong will, which may be difficult to control. This is because your way of doing something tends to interfere with what you want to gain by doing it. Your actions in some situations may surprise people by contradicting what they have learned about you as a person. Inside of yourself, you may even begin to feel that you can’t approve of the way you act, or you may feel that you can’t deal comfortably with the results of your actions. In other words, you get yourself into real jams.
The only real cure for these problems is to think before you act. Most of them come about because you act impulsively and hastily or out of anger and frustration. Such actions will usually work against you, not because those impulses are wrong, but because they don’t work out as you expect. Your angry style is different from your usual style of acting, when you are more in control of yourself.
If you can learn to handle this problem, you can gain quite a bit of power from your life, because you are able to attack problems and situations in two rather different ways. When one approach cannot solve it, the other may be able to. Any connection between the Sun and Mars helps you stand up and assert yourself. You can fight successfully, but only if you learn to control your energies.
However, it is not good for you to hold your angry feelings in. When you feel angry or resentful, your feelings are quite strong, and if you hold them in, they can turn into sickness or infection. In some cases your feelings can become self-destructive and bring about an accident. If you can focus your anger, express it and let it go, you will never remain angry for very long.
According to his estranged daughter, Katie Cassidy, David’s last words were, “So much wasted time…”