Michael Jackson’s life has involved great self-transformation. He had many surgeries to his face and was never quite satisfied with the way he looked. This is represented in his astrology chart by the conjunction of his Sun and Pluto in Virgo. He was meticulous, he worked very hard and he was an absolute perfectionist. He was always fine-tuning his life in one way or another and particularly his physical appearance. Sun conjunct Pluto also can indicate massive wealth as the 2nd House is the ruler of Pluto and also of Mars in the 8th House.
The conjunction of Pluto and Mercury in the 11th House would denote the huge amount of people who followed him regardless of the rumours and stories in the media.
Libra ascendant made him very artistic and creative with the conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune in his first house giving him an imaginative and visionary ability. This gives him a compassionate heart and a generous spirit. He gave much to charity.
Mars in the 8th House in Taurus gave him great sex appeal and probably stimulated the erotic content in his work.
Uranus conjunct Venus in the 10th House in Leo would show his unusual dance moves and his androgynous nature. This conjunction was square to Mars in the 8th House meaning that he was always at war with himself. He was a very defensive person who had a great deal of difficulty expressing himself to the public and setting appropriate boundaries in his life.
The Moon in Pisces in the 5th House shows a delicate and sensitive person with tremendous creativity. The Moon is square to Saturn which means that no matter how rich or successful he became, he always had to work very hard. This also shows loneliness and a feeling of being misunderstood. The Moon is quite alone in the chart making an opposition to the Sun – this shows that he felt quite isolated and abandoned during his life, despite his great following.
I am often asked whether it can be shown astrologically whether he was a paedophile or not. There are a few possibilities that I would like to share here:
Pluto is conjunct Mercury – Pluto represents the sexual force and Mercury symbolises youth, so this is a possible aspect. Mars is square to Mercury which shows sexual energy towards children possibly being misdirected. He did not know how to behave correctly around young people. Finally, the Moon opposite Pluto also would show that he had some kind of attraction to young people. So whilst the possibility exists it is not shows definitively in his chart.
Nothing much in the transits showed his passing and astrologers had to dig deeper to find the causes. Perhaps the most significant aspect is Progressed Mars in the 8th House square to Natal Pluto the ruler of death.
His contributions to the world of music and dance will live on and he is now freed from a life that was very painful physically, emotionally and financially for him over the past few years.