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RIP Charlie Watts




The first concert the Rolling Stones played was on July 12, 1962 at the Marquee Club on Oxford Street in London. While I don't have the time, I set up a chart for 7:35 pm. It is interesting to look at this chart in light of the recent passing of Charlie Watts on August 24, 2021. Watts was the drummer with the band from Feb. 2, 1963 (first public performance) until his passing. On Feb. 2, 1963, there was a Sun Saturn conjunction in Aquarius trine to Charlie's Sun in Gemini. A life long association. Watts was born on June 2, 1941 and has a very Mercury ruled chart, with Moon in Virgo and his Sun in Gemini in a square to Mars in Pisces. Mars in Pisces can be very musical. Watts also has Venus in Gemini square to Neptune in Virgo, and Neptune as the ruler of Pisces is also a love of music. Keith Richards also had Moon in Virgo and a Virgo Midheaven, and Mick Jagger has Venus at 13 Virgo with a 13 Gemini Ascendant. This places Charlie's Sun on Mick's Ascendant, so Watts played a big role in Jagger's career. Some say if you have Sun on someone's Ascendant, you are larger than life to them. C.E.O Carter has this to say about musical ability:

Musical ability is denoted by a strong Venus and Neptune, the latter nearly always being angular. The emotional elements (Fire and Water) are nearly always prominent. Gemini also frequently occurs, having to do chiefly with manual dexterity and delicacy of touch. ...Virgo appears to be the commonest ascendant and Saturn is nearly always in aspect to an angle, this being the planet of hearing.

Except a brief period in his midlife Watts avoided the drug life that so often co-exists with the rock star life style. Watts was also known for his sartorial splendor and his loyalty to his wife. Possibly Libra rise or on the MC? He did have Jupiter sextile Pluto and the combination of Jupiter and Pluto is known for wealth. The chart for the first live performance of the Stones shows Neptune in Scorpio in the 10th house trine Jupiter Chiron in Pisces in the second house. And Charlie Watts has Mars exact conjunct the Jupiter Chiron in the Rolling Stones chart. He was clearly key to their success. Jupiter in its rulership in Pisces in the house of income trine to Neptune in the house of career certainly promises a good start for the band. Venus is at 29 Leo conjunct Uranus in the 8th house of sex, death and taxes and this reflects the excitement the band generated. In the band's chart Saturn is at 9 Aquarius in the first square Neptune in the 10th, and this month has been the Saturn return for the band, raising the question if they can continue without their highly talented drummer. The Solar Arc Mars of the chart for the band is at 29 Cancer, which could also indicate some kind of ending.




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