Justin Bieber in the Dog House!
Justin Bieber made headlines recently for being arrested after street racing in Florida while being intoxicated. He went to jail briefly, and will have to face charges that include DUI and, possibly, resisting arrest.
One of his fan websites gives a birth time of 00:46 on March 1, 1994 in London, Canada. The source of the information is not stated, but the chart fits him extremely well, and the biographer seems to have fairly detailed information about his personal life.
This chart shows 5° 15’ Scorpio as his ascendant (primary indicator of the native), with Rahu, the north node of the Moon at 4° 10’, about 1° away. Rahu indicates great ambition and desire for accomplishment or gain of some kind. The ascending point is in the lunar mansion of Anuradha, which signifies a powerful devotion to achieving a goal of some kind, and a desire to involve friends. He involved a close friend in the production of one of his videos.
In the Western astrological system Pluto, planet of raw power is sandwiched between his ascendant and Rahu, connoting a desire and affinity for great power and the capacity to use it. Scorpio, where all three points lie, is the sign of the zodiac most closely associated with power, and where Rahu is strongest.
His ruling planet (the one which represents him in the chart) is Mars, associated with energy, drive, competitiveness and action. it sits in the 4th house with the Sun, Venus and Saturn. These planets rule all four of the ‘angular’ houses of the chart, which denote action. He plays guitar, drums and keyboard, and is mostly self-taught. The Sun rules his 10th house of career and all four planets aspect this house, giving it great energy and importance in his life. Not only has JB achieved his career success through a great deal of hard work, he also loves sports, such as hockey and basketball.
As JB was growing up, he was the only child of a single mother. The Moon is the lord of the 9th house of father in his chart and sits in the 12th house of loss. The Moon is less than 1° from the edge of a sign. This tends to make a planet undependable, as shown by the departure of his father.
His mother has been heavily involved in his career and home-schooled him for a period of time. The huge importance of his mother is shown by the association (conjunction in the Vedic system) of Mars, the lord of his chart (JB), with Saturn, the lord of the 4th house of the mother, in the 4th house, in Saturn’s sign. Saturn also rules the 3rd house, which signifies public school education (i.e. his home schooling). Saturn generally connotes discipline and hard work, and her (Saturn’s) influence on him is quite clear.
Mars and Saturn are also associated with Venus, the planet of art, beauty, and music, which is strong as it has directional strength. All these planets are aspected by benefic Jupiter, strong by being retrograde (bright), who is the lord of the 2nd house of the voice, and the 5th house of creativity, both of which have contributed greatly to his ability and career success.
The recent incident in Florida is only one example of bad behavior that has earned him a lot of negative press, and brings up the questions of why it happened, how long it will go on, and how it will affect his career.
JB has been in a life cycle of Rahu, the north node of the Moon, since 1997, and will be in it until 2015. This often denotes a period of intense ambition and desire for fame, fortune, and success. Rahu is also associated with drugs and intoxicants, and can cloud the judgment, leading to excessive and careless behavior, and actions that the person regrets. (Britney Spears was in a Rahu cycle from 1991 to 2009). To compound this, on the night that he was arrested, the Moon and Rahu were both transiting his natal Moon and Rahu.
From the Western astrology perspective Neptune, the planet of drugs, confusion, and dissolution, has just passed over his natal Saturn, clouding his normally good judgment and diluting his normally excellent self-discipline.
JB has been in a Moon sub-cycle of his Rahu main cycle since September 2012. In his career harmonic chart, the Moon is in a very negative position that indicates loss (i.e. the loss of his good reputation). The good news is that he will be going into a Mars sub-cycle from March 2014 until March 2015. Mars, although not great, is in a much better position than the Moon in the career harmonic chart.
But after this sub-cycle ends in March 2015, he will be free of the strong Rahu influence and start a whole new main life cycle of Jupiter, which denotes good judgment. Jupiter is in a very good place in his career harmonic chart, and his career should pick up from this point, and be smooth sailing for many years to come.