14 Jul Michael Jackson: Artist of the Century
Michael Joseph Jackson, better known as the “King of Pop”, was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor, and philanthropist. His contributions in music, dance, and fashion made him famous worldwide for over 4 decades. His humanitarian events, multi-faceted personal life made this artist of the century captured the hearts of millions worldwide.
Professional Debut with Jackson 5
Moon/Saturn Period (1963 Jun – 1965 Jan)
Moon ruling the 2nd house of earnings is conjunct Mars ruling the 11th house of great gains in the 12th house of foreign countries, with Moon being exalted. Saturn ruling the 9th house of fortune is mutual aspecting the Moon. He made his professional debut in 1964 as a member of Jackson 5 and subsequently became world famous.
Mars/Jupiter Period (1970 Sep – 1971 Aug)
Both Jupiter and Mars sit in the 9th house of fortune in the career chart with Jupiter situated strongly in it’s own house. He began his solo career in 1971 at Motown Records.
Jackson has Saturn in the 6th house of disease. From the Moon Chart, he has a stellium of planets in the 6th house of disease and accident. From the Sun Chart, he has an exalted Moon with Mars in the 8th house of chronic disease.
The singer was badly burned when his hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi advertisement in 1984. He stated that he had vitiligo, a chronic skin disorder of turning white. His subsequent surgeries to the face burns gave him the bizarre appearance after.
Michael Jackson’s Successes
Rahu Period (1976 – 1994)
Rahu is situated very near to the fixed star Spica giving him the special abilities in artistic skills and musical talent. Venus, Sun, Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune are all located in the 5th house of entertainment and talents with Venus strongly seated in it’s own sign of Libra, boosting his talented capabilities. Venus, Sun, Jupiter, and Neptune are all located in the nakshatra of Swati which is ruled by Rahu, all the more linked him to extraordinary talent and fame. In the career chart, Rahu sits in the 8th house of other peoples’ money disposited by Saturn in the 10th house of career conjunct the Moon the ruler of the chart.
In early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos are credited to have broken racial barriers. His album Thriller in 1982 became the best-selling album of all time, with sales of 65 million copies worldwide. His subsequent albums including Off the Wall in 1979, Bad in 1987, Dangerous in 1991, History 1995, are all rank among the world’s best-selling albums. Michael Jackson has been recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His hundreds of awards and achievements made him the most awarded recording artist in the history of popular music. He became the first artist to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in 5 different decades.
Marriage to Lisa Marie Presley
Jupiter/Jupiter Period (1994 Mar – 1996 May)
Jupiter rules the 7th house of marriage and sits in the 5th house of love conjunct Venus, the significator of wife. In 1994 near the end of May, Transiting Jupiter and Transiting Rahu were both conjunct Jupiter ruling the 7th house of marriage and Venus the significator of wife.
Jackson and Presley met in 1975 when Presley attended one of Jackson’s family engagements at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Their actual adult friendship began in 1992 in LA. They stayed in contact everyday over the telephone. Presley became Jackson’s emotional support when his child molestation accusations became public and his faltering health with drug addictions. Presley began to fall in love with Jackson. In 1994 May, Michael Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley.
Divorce with Lisa Marie Presley, Marriage with Deborah Jeanne Rowe
Birth of 2 Children
Jupiter/Saturn Period (1996 May – 1998 Nov)
Saturn is Gandanta in the chart and is drowning in the chart giving problems to Jackson. In the Moon Chart, Saturn sits in the 7th house of marriage, aspecting the 7th ruler in the 1st house, but Saturn is also the yogakaraka in the chart which blesses him at the same time as well. In the marriage chart, Saturn is closely conjunct Ketu, the significator of losses and the past. Saturn is also aspecting the 7th house of marriage and the 7th house ruler and significator of wife, Venus. Through the power of Jupiter in it’s own house, Saturn and Venus in Jupiter’s house gain strength.
Jackson’s marriage with Presley ended less than two years later. They had spent 4 more years after the divorce to tried to get back together and got broken up again until attempts were stopped.
Throughout his History World Tour in 1996-1997, Jackson married his longtime friend Deborah Jeanne Rowe, a dermatology nurse in an impromptu ceremony in Sydney, Australia. They had no plans to get married but Jackson’s mother Katherine persuaded them to due to Rowe’s pregnancy of the couple’s first child.
In the marriage chart, both Jupiter and Saturn are in the 5th house of children. In the children chart, Jupiter aspects the 5th house of children and it is sitting in Saturn-ruling house in the 9th house (5 houses from the 5th house of children). Saturn itself is disposited to Mars in the 7th house which is conjunct the 5th house ruler Venus.
In 1997 February, Michael Joseph Jackson Junior (Prince) was born. Subsequently, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was born in 1998 April.
Divorce with Deborah Jeanne Rowe
Jupiter/Mercury Period (1998 Nov – 2001 Mar)
In the marriage chart, Mercury rules the 8th house of death sitting in the 8th house. It is opposing Venus in the 2nd house which rules the 7th house of marriage and represents a wife for a man.
The couple divorced in 1999 and Jackson received full custody of the children. The amicable divorce did not settle the custody suit until 2006.
Birth of Prince Michael Jackson II
Jupiter/Venus Period (2002 Feb – 2004 Dec)
Both Jupiter and Venus sits in the 5th house of children. In the children chart, Jupiter aspects the 5th house of children and Venus rules the 5th house of children.
In 2002 Feb, Prince Michael Jackson II (nicknamed Blanket) was born. Jackson said Prince was the result of artificial insemination with a surrogate mother and the mother’s identity was not announced.
Michael Jackson offers 5 Decades of Music
Fame and success come with a price, an infringement of your privacy and intermittent losses of your personal identity. But without Michael Jackson, we wouldn’t have enjoyed 5 decades of his brilliance in pop music and dance.
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