The Horoscope of Prince – Pluto Personified
Singer, songwriter, musician and record producer Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958 with Sun and Mercury both in Gemini. This gave him great communication skills, versatility and manual dexterity [on many of his albums he played all the instruments] and a particular talent for writing lyrics [Gemini rules language].
But – even though Prince was a Gemini – his horoscope was incredibly Plutonic.
He had Scorpio Rising, so his ruling planet was Pluto.
His Pluto was right on the Leo Midheaven [in the 10th house of career].
His Pluto was opposite his Moon [which was conjunct the IC in the 4th house].
His Sun was in the 8th house [ruled by Scorpio and Pluto].
Therefore his public image was Pluto personified. Prince was an intense, sexually-charged and powerful performer, with great personal magnetism. He was also a perfectionist control-freak who was obsessed with his work, and controlled everything he did [from songwriting to recording to post-production to touring]. Plus he had a very enigmatic, private and secretive side.
So what were the planets doing when he died on April 21, 2016? He was a strongly Plutonic individual, and died within hours of the Scorpio Full Moon being exact. Plus transiting Pluto was inconjunct his Sun; transiting Saturn was closely opposite his Sun; and he was heading into his second Saturn Return. All suggest a time of stress, health issues and endings, followed by transformation into a brand new cycle. The transiting Sun was also opposite his Neptune [suggesting confusion, drugs and/or a cover-up surrounding his death].
His Purple Majesty leaves a prodigious legacy of powerful music, created by a creative genius who put his heart and soul into his work. Here are some of his most memorable Plutonian quotes …
“I have a writing addiction.”
“A strong spirit transcends rules.”
“There’s a dark side to everything.”
“If I need a psychological evaluation, I’ll do it myself.”
“The new pushes the old out of the way and retains what it wants to.”