Gifted astrologer Lois Rodden taught that Jupiter–planet of abundance and good fortune–is often involved in death charts, because from the soul’s point of view, death is a liberation, a passport to a new journey. Michael Jackson died just as the sky’s current Jupiter/Neptune conjunction moved into a beneficial trine with Jackson’s natal Jupiter. Jackson was born under a Jupiter/Neptune conjunction, which, according to Reinhold Ebertin, can incline one to be a dreamer, a visionary, someone who’s artistically talented, generous, loving, and interested in moulding and shaping things. This combination can also make one idealistic to the point of being unrealistic, easily seduced, someone vulnerable to scandals, or constantly misunderstood by others. I’ve heard Jackson described in all of these ways. But the one thing nobody misunderstood was just how gifted he was–and how blessed we all were to be in a world where Michael danced and sang.
About Dana Gerhardt
A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.