It is unfortunate and perhaps even unfair that a person in their 40′s suddenly dies (Whitney was 48). Anyone younger, regardless of age falls into the “untimely” death category. Most people know who Whitney Houston is, or was. She was a tremendously talented singer, and she was also a sometimes actor. It is also known that Whitney Houston battled drug and alcohol addictions for a large part of her adult life. Much of her married life to Bobby Brown was considered unfortunate and unhealthy but we all make our own choices, and mistakes.
Whitney Houston was born August 9, 1963, Newark Heights, New Jersey. Her birth time was 8:55 pm, EDT. Whitney’s Sun sign was Leo (ruler is the Sun), Moon sign was Aries (Mars ruled), and her Rising sign was Pisces (Neptune ruled). The Sun Moon combination suggests a fiery energy (Leo, and Aries) to be recognized, command attention with the grand need to be important, Number One! Making this combination even larger than life is the Jupiter in Aries conjunct the Moon in Aries in the first house (projection of the self to others). There is what one might consider a decidedly self absorbed focus in both her work and love life.
At this point I am unfamiliar with what the cause of death is but Astrologically there are a number of developmental tension aspects (DTAs) in her chart with a majority of them coming to or from the planet Uranus. Today, in my workshop we were discussing the planet Uranus and its ruler ship over certain conditions, particularly those of one’s health. Curiously Whitney has the planet Uranus in her house of health (sixth house), and ruling her 12th house, the polar opposite of the house of health. Even more interesting is the planet Saturn (Retrograde) in Aquarius (co ruler) in the 12th house, and Quindecile (obsession and compulsion) Uranus! Uranus also is opposite the Ascendant suggesting a very nervous and independent woman. I wonder how she managed or offset her need to act out emotionally and physically?
Uranus is also in opposition to the Pisces Ascendant (physical body), and Sesquiquadrate the Moon Jupiter conjunction in the first house in Aries. Topping off health concerns is a 12th house Saturn in Aquarius in opposition to the Sun in Leo (heart, depression), also in her house of health. Whitney Houston’s heart, nervous system (Uranus conjunct Mercury in Virgo), depression (Sun opposition Saturn), addictive potentials (Neptune Square the Sun, and Venus in the house of health suggests multiple considerations for both physical and psychological conditions. This is the chart of a person that “had” to talk constantly, be on the move, and likely felt enormous frustrations and delays in her life.
Regarding the timing of Transits in Whitney’s chart shows Transiting Neptune exactly conjunct her Saturn/Pluto Midpoint suggesting an instability with her life situation due to the complications of fear. Transiting Uranus contacts her Saturn/Neptune Midpoint suggesting frustration and irritability. Transiting Pluto is conjunct the Uranus/Neptune Midpoint suggesting a very difficult position for action and getting things done in her life. Transiting Pluto is also Square Natal Mars in the seventh house (relationships) suggesting extreme force, and excessive effort. All these contacts have a great strain on the heart (Leo).
There are many more predictors and indicators to Whitney Houston’s chart, however the main focus is obviously on the health, much of which was at a pressure point (Saturn/Pluto, and Mars/Pluto Midpoints). The sensitive Pisces Ascendant that was Whitney Houston had many weights and obstacles from the get go as most of us do. Relationships with both mother and father were of special discomfort to a person that more than likely acted out physically/emotionally (Uranus opposite Ascendant, Sesquiquadrate the Moon) and disruptively to get the attention she so strongly needed. This was a woman who did not feel that she was loved as much as she felt she needed to be (Saturn ruler of the 11th house, house of love received).
Whitney Houston was a very complicated person, and the great needs that she had in all probability limited her in her relationships whether personal, marital, or simply relationships that ran too deeply for most of us to understand. There was a chatter in both the nervous system and the mind that may have needed the potions that helped quiet the continuous noise and chatter that did not have an off switch. Whitney Houston was a great singer and a wonderful human being.
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Curtis Williams MA, A.P. D., CRTM