The other day I was reading about Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake speaking together at a symposium in Joshua Tree, and I felt sadness and regret twice over for missing this Gram as well.
Gram was a Scorpio Sun conjunct Jupiter, Mars at 29th culmination degree. Mercury and Venus are conjunct in early Sagittarius (and along with Mars, out-of-sign) trine a Saturn Pluto conjunction in Leo. (Leo fire/fire loves flash, Nudie suits, anyone ?)
Gram was a man with a positive outlook and free spirit, though burdened with the heartache of losing his parents through tragedy while still very young – his father took his own life when Gram was 12, later his mother died due to cirrhosis when he was 19.
(Sun/Jupiter square Saturn/Pluto)
Gram had Uranus Rx and North Node of Destiny in Gemini; North Node trines Neptune in Libra, Uranus tightly opposes Lilith in Sagittarius. Wild open spaces appealed, as did thinking outside the box – he has influenced an incredible number of musicians with his laid-back cutting-edge style.
His creative power lingers in the minds/hearts/ears of so many, and I am one.
Gram and Keith Richards in Joshua Tree
I wanted to ask Gram what if anything he had to say to all his fans left here missing him, and this is what I drew.
Shaman carrying out a peacemaking dance – HOPE.
Message from spirit, crux.
Complexity, reward and worth.
All that is – surrounds us, expressed in circles of time.
Scorpio heart, my fave.
Big fan of Flying Burrito Bros. and Graham and Emily Lou. Graham was instrumental in opening the music scene in what became country infused rock & Roll, and I don’t mean the contemporary crap out of Nashville these days. His spirit lives on. Think I’ll play some tunes right now. Tyhanks for the inspiration.
Emmylou turned me on to him while I was in CO, been hooked ever since. Definitely worth a few spins.
Joshua Tree always makes me think of Gram, he loved it so . . . right up to the end, and then some.
Wild story, that.
yes it is. There is a good film documentary out there that I saw a few months back …but don’t remember the title
I’ll hunt around, ( Maybe Fallen Angel released in 2004 ? ) thanks for the heads up.
yes I think that is it