Star Power – The astrological markers of a great stage performer

Star Mate labs has been at it again. We asked the office team to come up with 10 performers known for their flamboyant stage and performance appearance, to see if we could find any commonalities between them – and we did!

Here is the list we came up with.

Pink (born 9/8/1979)

David Bowie (born 1/8/1947)

Cher (born 5/20/1946)

Michael Jackson (born 8/29/1958)

Liberace (born 5/16/1919)

Miley Cyrus (born 11/23/1992)

Lady Gaga (born 3/28/1986)

Elton John (born 3/25/1947)

Nikki Minaj (born 12/8/1982)

Madonna (born 8/16/1958)

Pink is a Virgo, with most of her planets in Fire and Earth signs, except for Mars, which is in Cancer. No Air signs. And this was the first marker we found:

There is a tendency to have very few air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), in these performers astrological make-up.

Specifically, 67% less Air aspects than you would expect in a random list. Now, from an astrological point of view, the reasoning behind this may be that Air is the realm of thought and intellect, and great performances come from passion and feeling. That may be over romanticized, but nevertheless, the correlation is interesting.

As mentioned, Pink is a Virgo, and the next four people on the list are also Earth signs.

David Bowie – Capricorn

Cher – Taurus

Michael Jackson – Virgo

Liberace – Taurus

The remaining 5 are all Fire signs – Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, as follows:

Miley Cyrus – Sagittarius

Lady Gaga – Aries

Elton John – Aries

Nikki Minaj – Sagittarius

Madonna – Leo

This then, brings us to the second marker:

Great performers tend to have their Sun Sign in a Fire or Earth sign.

This is interesting, because the Sun is about what is inside of us, our hopes and dreams. When we looked at the Presidents of the United States, we found a similar correlation with Fire and Earth, except this was for Mercury – our thought process and how we communicate our ideas. Apparently success in the political forum is less about what is on the inside, and more about how we communicate – truthfully or otherwise…

On the subject of Mercury however, we did find that with these performers, there is a preponderance of Earth and Water (40% each) followed by Fire at 20% – again, no Air Signs. The only place where Air seemed to figure at all, was in Jupiter, where 40% of the performers had Air, 50% had Water, and Pink was the only one with a Fire sign – Leo. Since exception proves the rule, we’ll add this marker also:

Great Performers tend to have Jupiter in a Water (Cancer,Scorpio,Pisces) or Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) sign.

Now music tastes change over time, and we found something interesting there too. Our oldest performer in the list was Liberace, who was born in 1919. When we sort chronologically, we found Saturn was almost always in a Fire Sign. The only exception being Cher, who showed Saturn in Cancer, suggesting a tortured home life. When Cher was born, Saturn was making its way through Cancer and was approaching Leo, a Fire Sign. Everyone else, from Liberace to Michael Jackson, has Saturn in a Fire Sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). From Pink forward, Saturn was evenly split among the elements, which some cynics might suggest speaks to a more engineered music experience, rather than singers rising to the top of the pile on talent alone. That being said, you still have to have something special to make it, even in the pablum prolific world of corporate musical entertainment. So our fourth marker is this:

Older performers (pre Pink) tend to have Saturn in a Fire sign

Now none of this should be seen as limiting your own potential – and I’m sure many people will have different opinions about the use of the words ‘great’ or even ‘performer’ with the people listed here. But they do (or did) put on a complex, extravagant show, regardless of how you feel about their music, or off stage behavior. It’s those factors that we were really looking to dig into this time, and we hope you found it interesting. Just remember, your mileage may vary!

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