31 Jul Mozart: The Classical Prodigy
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific composer in the Classical era. He was born in Salzburg, Austria and showed prodigious ability from childhood. By the age of 5, he was already competent on keyboard and violin and started performing for European royalty. He has composed numerous symphonies, concertos, and operas, including portions of the Requiem which was unfinished upon his death. Ludwig van Beethoven has composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart. Joseph Haydn has said to Mozart’s father “I tell you before God, and as an honest man, your son is the greatest composer known to me by person and repute, he has taste and what is more the greatest skill in composition.”
Mozart has malefic Mars in the 11th house of eldest siblings and the 11th house ruler Mercury is in the 6th house of difficulties conjunct 2 malefics Sun and Saturn. He was the youngest of 7 children, of which 5 of his elder siblings died in infancy. His only eldest sister was Maria Anna Mozart nicknamed “Nannerl”.
Mars ruling the fortunate 4th house of mother and 9th house of father sits in the great 11th house of gains is a yogakaraka planet (planet of luck and fortune) for Mozart but in the difficult nakshatra (lunar mansion) of Ardra. Sun as the significator of father is also his chart ruler.
His mother was taken ill when Mozart was in Paris and she died in 1778 July. His father Leopold Mozart as a minor composer and an experienced teacher was the engine behind Mozart’s talents, education, inspiration and opportunities. Leopold was a dedicated teacher to his children and had a close relationship with Wolfgang Mozart. Leopold’s death 1787 May was devastating to both Wolfang and Nannerl as they lost their main pillar of support.
Mozart has his chart ruler as well as the soul planet Sun in the 6th house of service in the Shravana nakshatra (lunar mansion) conjunct Saturn and Mercury in the same nakshatra. Saturn is also strong in this house being in it’s own sign of Capricorn, the sign of career. Mercury is also the money (dhana) planet here ruling both 2nd house of income and 11th house of gains in the same sign and nakshatra. This stellium of planets are all in the nakshatra ruled by the Moon in 4th house debilitated but with directional strength (dig bala). Jupiter is in the 2nd house of earnings and Mars is in the 11th house of great gains and they are both aspecting the stellium of planets in the 6th house.
It is very obvious that his life direction, career, and earning are going to come from the 6th house to service people in terms of providing music to the people. Shravana nakshatra deals strongly in the area of art and music that symbolizes an ear. Great creativity and music talent are bestowed here. He is very passionate in the area of music, loves to perform, and gains fame and great money from it. But sometimes he might be uncomfortable in his work emotionally.
Music Composer Career
In 1773 Venus/Rahu period where both Venus and Rahu disposits into the 6th house of hard work. Mozart was employed as a court musician by the ruler of Salzburg. He had a large number of friends and admirers in Salzburg.
In 1777-1778 Venus/Jupiter period, Transiting Saturn, Rahu, and Jupiter all took turn to aspect his 5th house of creativity which is 8 houses of death away from his 10th house of career which changes his job. Subsequently, Rahu and Jupiter took turns to aspect Venus which rules his 10th house of career which gives him new career opportunity.
Mozart resign his position at Salzburg and ventured out in search of employment in Augsburg, Mannheim, Paris, and Munich. With his father’s help, he eventually was offered a post as court organist and concertmaster in Paris. Paris works include Piano Sonata No. 8 and Symphony No. 31.
Meeting with Emperor
In 1781 Venus/Saturn period where Saturn sits strongly in it’s own sign in 6th house of work. In career chart, Saturn sits in exactly 10th house of career. Jupiter rules the 10th house of career sitting in 12th house of foreign lands and Saturn aspects its own 12th house. He was destined to achieved success in foreign lands.
Mozart’s opera Idomeneo achieved considerable success in Munich. He was subsequently summoned to Vienna at in the Archbishop Colloredo’s service. Mozart had a chance to meet the Austrian Emperor who eventually support his career substantially with commissions and a part-time position. He was however opposed by his own employer Archbishop Colloredo.
In 1782-1786 the last of Venus period including Mercury and Ketu, Mercury as money planet will still generate money for him while Ketu gave him the opportunity to meet other unusual musical creative talents.
Mozart became acquainted with Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel and he also met Joseph Haydn and became friends.
From 1786 Sun period, Sun as the soul and chart ruler is conjunct a powerful malefic Saturn in the 6th house of health. Sun in the career chart rules the 6th house of difficulty and sits in the 12th house of isolation.
Despite the great success of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mozart did little operatic writing. He focused instead on his career as a piano soloist and writer of concertos. Around 1786 he had ceased to appear frequently in public concerts, and his income shrank. This was a difficult time for musicians in Vienna because of the Austro-Turkish War. His final years in 1971 was a time of great productivity until his illness gave the last blow. He produced The Magic Flute, Clarinet Concerto K. 622, unfinished Requiem K. 626. He conducted the Magic Flute premiere in September, his health deteriorated in November, and he died in December.
Marriage and Children
Mozart has Ketu conjunct Venus as significator of wife in the 7th house of marriage. Saturn as ruler of 7th house of marriage sits in 6th house of difficulty conjunct Sun which is it’s enemy but very strongly in Capricorn. It is also aspected by malefic Mars and Jupiter which rules 8th house of obstacles. In the marriage chart, malefic Saturn and Ketu are in the 7th house of marriage. Malefics Sun and Ketu are also aspecting Mars which rules the 7th house of marriage.
Mozart interest was in Constanze in full name Maria Constanze Cäcilia Josepha Johanna Aloysia Mozart. The courtship did not go smoothly. A brief broke up occurred in 1782 involving jealousy when Constanze had permitted another young man to measure her calves in a parlor game. Mozart also had difficulty getting permission to marry Constanze from his father Leopold. The marriage occurred a day before his father’s consent arrived by mail.
Mozart has Mars aspecting Jupiter as ruler of 5th house of children as well as significator of children. Malefic Mar and Rahu are also aspecting the 5th house of children. In the destiny chart, Jupiter as significator of children sits in the 12th house of losses. In the children chart, Jupiter ruling the 12th house of losses and Mercury ruling the 6th house of difficulties are aspecting the 5th house of children. Sun ruling the 8th house of death is opposing Venus which is the ruler of 5th house of children. Even Rahu is aspecting the 5th house. Mozart has 6 children of which only 2 survived infancy, Karl Thomas Mozart and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart.
Saturn ruling 7th house of spouse is strong in it’s own Capricorn sign, but resides in 6th house of debts. It is conjunct money (dhana) planet Mercury ruling 2nd house of earnings and 11th house of great gains. In marriage chart, Mars ruling 7th house of spouse is strong in Sagittarius and it also rules 2nd house of earnings. Mars is conjunct benefic Venus opposed by Sun ruling 11th house of great gains and Mercury ruling 9th house of fortune.
Mozart died in 1791 and left Constanze in a very difficult position in debt with 2 kids. With Constanze’s business skills put into use, she got a pension from the Emperor to embark on a campaign to publish her husband’s works. Constanze’s efforts made her wealthy and she sent Karl and Franz to Prague for musical education.
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