Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti was a master of human anatomy.
Pictured below is a detail from Pieta, located in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. Michelangelo was a life path 8, signifying strength, power, success and responsibility.
Michelangelo was a Pisces Sun, Moon and Mars , with grand water trines and a kite as well (ease in expressing the energies of planets involved). Visionary Sagittarius was rising at the time of his birth, chart ruler expansive, wise Jupiter in Aquarius the sign of revolutionary inventors in square (creative tension) to Venus (art), and quintile Neptune, the higher octave of Venus (inspired artists).
Sun conjunct Mars with Moon conjunct Mercury from the 3rd is very passionate thinker, concerned about how they communicate the solar and lunar principle. Michelangelo slept near his artwork – positively lived and breathed creativity while awake and sleeping.
Sun and Mars in the perceptive 3rd, in opposition to Pluto in Virgo in the 9th, not only gives an intense eye for detail, but a talent for provoking radical transformations in others through the actions in life. Uranus conjunct Neptune in Scorpio indicates an innovative, inspired artist capable of reaching into personal depths for creative inspiration. What great depth of feeling that resonated through Saturn in Cancer through his precise, detailed work. Works of art that have inspired millions of people over many generations.
Scorpio types love their secrets, love the murky depths and the mysteries of life. Scorpio is the house of sex, metaphysics and the unseen and death. How do you get to be a master of anatomy..? You spend hours studying the human form – from the inside out.
Considering I have now seen Michelangelo’s chart and see that Neptune (inspired art), Uranus (curiosity), Pluto (analysis regarding health and death – particularly in Virgo) are all highly elevated, I am not surprised by this.