Thursday, 3 March 2011
Adele – Hitting it big on both sides of the pond.
Today, I am having a look at the astrology of the singer, songwriter and musician Adele. Adele Adkins was born in Tottenham, North London on 5th May 1988 (no birth time). If anyone does have a definitive time, I’d love to receive it. I have to admit to show a bit of interest in her, as Tottenham was where my mother was born and lived too. She has just achieved the rare distinction of having two top 5 hits in both UK singles and album charts, plus she has hit the top of the Billboard US album charts in her first week of release. Not bad for a 21 year old North London girl.
Her chart has all the hallmarks of a girl destined to go to the very top in the music industry. Adele is a Sun sign Taurus conjunct Jupiter. Taurus is the most musical and rhythmical sign of them all, traditionally associated with ruling the throat and the voice; Taurus is also connected with construction and making things. Adele’s Sun and Jupiter, a lucky combination is opposite Pluto in it’s own house of Scorpio. This contributes a deep intensity and control to her personality, and I am sure her voice too. It is also a money making aspect, I have see so many charts of millionaires who have tension aspects (squares or oppositions) between Pluto and Jupiter. Because Jupiter is conjunct the Sun, this money making acumen is connected to her own personal talent that she was born with. If you look at the chart that opposition forms a wedge formation with sextiles and trines to Neptune in Capricorn, the planet which rules music. This is where the energy and the talent gravitates to, and because Neptune is in administrative Capricorn conjunct Saturn also in it’s home sign and also sextile Pluto, it suggests that Adele will want to have control over her output, she writes her music herself, this is where money is really made.
Quindecile Neptune (165 degrees) is Venus in communicative Gemini. Here is a very intense flow of energy between social Venus (Venus will forever be connected with relationships) and musical Neptune. Notably, a lot of her songs from both albums “19” and “21” are based around relationships, her writing (Gemini) about this subject will border on an obsession. Neptune is in a wide conjunction to a heavyweight collection of planets, the Moon, Saturn and Uranus. The Moon in Sagittarius is an outgoing Moon open to philosophies and beliefs, it is a fun loving Moon. She will have a wide circle of friends and associations both local and international who will push her in new directions. Her emotions will be open to all types of new and interesting experiences and influences. Uranus is the rebel planet, the lover of new exciting offbeat styles and fashions. Here is the inspiration to experiment. Her music will always be evolving, something the great artist seem to achieve, keeping it fresh and relevant. There will always be a downbeat serious side to her songs with Saturn, in between Neptune and the Moon/Uranus combination. Her own description of her own music as “heartbroken soul” seems so appropriate, doesn’t it?. One word of warning for her is that this need to experiment will also have a connection to drink and other mind bending substances. With Neptune ruling both music, creativity and also drink and drugs, it is no wonder that the truly creative artists have always had a connection between the two.
The only other planet I have not looked at is Mars. Sitting square the Sun and Jupiter, she will have a lot of drive and energy at her disposal and a positive attitude to succeed and be the very best she can be however she should be careful of promising too much, more than she is capable of. Mars square Pluto contributes yet more energy and desire, if she finds something she wants, she will just have to have it. Mars trine Venus will give her a warm loving side in her relationships, she will be a bit of a matchmaker, wanting her friends to have harmony and love too.
Adele has certainly connected with the American public through her music, so I thought I would have a look why this is. Putting her chart against the US Natal chart, it is easy to see why. Adele’s Sun is sextile the US natal Sun, she is comfortable with the US profile. The US Sun is sextile her Jupiter, she will be lucky there; US Sun trine her Pluto, the US will like her intensity, there is something subconscious that gets into the US psyche and the US sun opposes her Neptune – her creativity and music will challenge, it is a style that maybe they are not quite used to, but will interest them. Crucially the US Moon is sextile her Moon and trine her Venus, the US people associate themselves with her emotions and her relationships, the ones she writes about in her songs.
Being a songwriter and being so successful so early in her career in the US, a feat that has eluded so many British artists, her future looks very bright indeed.
**** Update 31st October 11****
There have been rumours (mainly on twitter) that Adele, who has had vocal problems was diagnosed with throat cancer. The official line is that doctors found a haemorrhage on her vocal cord which needed surgery. This comes at a time as transiting Pluto has been approaching the exact midpoints between Uranus/Neptune at 5:21 Capricorn and Saturn and Neptune at 6:04 Capricorn. the Saturn/Neptune midpoint has always been associated with medical and health problems, so certainly these issues have hit Adele on time. Pluto hit the first of these two points on 30th Oct and will hit Saturn/Neptune on 25th November, the day of the next Solar Eclipse. We will know more on her condition by then…
**** Update 13th Feb 2012 ****
Well done to Adele for cleaning the board at the Grammy’s with 6 awards in Los Angeles yesterday. Just proves that her sound and her ties to the US chart and the affinity she has with the US people have been proven this weekend.
**** Update 21st Feb 2012 ****
Adele goes from strength to strength picking best female artist and best album for “21” at the BRITS, the British Music Awards. Little statistic for you – Adele sold one album every 6 and a half seconds across the world throughout 2011 !! Amazing !!!!