Michael Jackson was born with Sun-Pluto-Mercury conjunction in Virgo and in opposition to his Moon in Pisces. This means he was born on the morning after the full moon.
Obviously there must be more people born that day, and they would have the same aspect in their birth-chart. But if we have the right time of birth, he was born with the Moon node right at his Ascendent and that is probably much less common.
The fact that this Sun-Pluto conjunction is in the 11th house of Michael’s Chart opposing the Moon in the 5th house is also quite unique to him, and very descriptive of his incredible musical creativity as well that his amazing ability to change the lives of those around him.
After watching endless programs on Michael and listening to what friends and associates had to say, they always seem to be describing the side of Michael represented but his Moon in Pisces. Sensitive, extraordinarily creative, compassionate, almost a victim like personality, abused by his father and others. Persecuted by the media, which he was.
All of these descriptions confirm the Piscean side of his personality, but we Astrologers know that he also has Sun-Pluto conjunction in Virgo and in the 11th house of Aquarius, and that is an entirely different side of Michael Jackson, as it is expected of an opposition.
Sun- Pluto personalities can be extremely good friends, loyal like no other, but they are also manipulative, vindictive, jealous and like to dominate. In this particular case being in the 11th house, his detachment could easily be interpreted as aloof and distant , which we also know he was. Fortunately and unfortunately, he acquired quite a considerable wealth which allowed him to do what he wanted but also in a darker version, allowed to believe that he could buy anything or anybody as in the case of these doctors that provided him with all the medication he wanted. His persuasive power must have been pretty strong. With his Moon in Pisces he could easily victimize himself to get what he wanted, making people feel sorry for him.
So, we can see how in this particular case, a Sun-Moon opposition worked positively in certain aspects but extremely negative for the individual. He was the victime (Moon in Pisces) of his own extraordinary power, (Sun-Pluto). By this I don’t , by any means excuse the physicians who provided him with these “legal” remedies not taking in consideration his medical record, addiction, etc. To be quite honest, you don’t need to be Michael Jackson to be over medicated by doctors or psychiatrists. Half the population are walking around with pills in their pockets or handbags.
The characteristic and at times distressing criticism of Virgo, exaggerated by the obsessive Pluto, which made him such a great dancer, it also made him keep trying to perfect his face to unpleasant extremes, and it could have been easily projected onto his children eyes, (Moon in the 5th) something that it would have been unbearable for him.
Venus the Goddess of love and beauty, ruled his 8th house of death, made a conjunction to Uranus, in his birth chart, which explains his quick departure, and it had progressed to his Ascendant. If he hadn’t died, it would’ve helped him with the 50 concerts he was about to embark on, by providing the creativity and the creative people necessary to pull it through, something we was obviously doing before his heart failed him.
This man was an extraordinary creative man, but also like most humans, very tragically troubled. With that natal Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in his 1st house, close to the Ascendant, everything had to be larger than life and as far away from humanity as possible. Neptune negative influence makes the person wish he lived in Olympus, rather than on Earth as most regular folks. The positive side of it, was his philanthropy and genuine true desire to help the world.
As a dancer, I am for ever indebted to this man, and my heart goes out to his children, his family and all those around the world who have been touch by his magic, his genius, his dedication and his pain.