Such a lovely man with so much heart and soul. I have been thinking of him today. Mars, Pluto, Marvin and Music. I own his box set – gonna give it a go here soon.
Marvin was a 12 degree Aries Sun, Mercury combust, Saturn at 19 Aries.
Saturn is debilitated in Aries, and Mercury is weakened by such a close degree to Sun. Combust means the solar rays overpower the Mercurial judgement and the ego is given free rein over intellect.
This debilitated conjunction squares both his 29 degree Cancer Pluto and also his Mars in Capricorn. Mars in Capricorn is steeping in Saturn already and in square to the Sun Saturn conjunction that can mean conflict and restriction of actions, and aggravation with authority or the father because of it. (Sun and Saturn in the natal chart signify the father, males and authority.)
Pluto in the last degree of Cancer is a completion degree and is fully cooked – so to speak – in the lunar, feeling landscape of home and family. If you read my last post, you know wherever Pluto lands in the natal you will undergo tremendous changes and it is the pressure cooker point in your chart. In Marvin’s case – Pluto in Cancer means trouble with family. Marvin suffered failed relationships with women, battled depression and drug addiction and made several suicide attempts.
The day before Marvin would have turned 45, his father accidentally shot and killed him. Marvin was trying to break up a fight between his parents over legal documents.
Saturn (father) in Aries (Mars ruled- weapon) square Pluto (death).
Listen to the lyrics in the song below for a chilling prophetic line..
Let’s leave that sad story and concentrate on his music.
It is worthy of celebration, Marvin was fantastic.
Marvin began his career in 1958, scoring his first big hit in 1963 with Pride and Joy.
He has had countless hits, recorded with the greats throughout his career. Marvin had Venus in Pisces (exalted) quintile (spiritual gifts) Uranus in Venus – ruled Libra. Groundbreaking art forms for sure. He also had Uranus quintile Pluto in Cancer and you can hear the soul pouring out in his songs.
I love that he had North Node in Scorpio trine Chiron in Cancer.
rest in peace Marvin…