Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson: a Chinese Astrological Portrait

Given different proposed times of birth, the one that looks most probable is around 10:53 am, falling squarely into the 6th Chinese time division. The date of Michael Jackson's birth was August 29, 1958. Born in the year of Earth Dog, month of Metal Monkey, day of Earth Tiger, and hour of Fire Snake, Jackson's chart shows him to have been a hard worker and subject to harsh conditions. True to his chart, Michael Jackson was a musician with pronounced acting, correographic and dancing talents. The distribution of elements in Jackson's chart shows 5 Metals, 1 Water, 1 Wood, 4 Fires, and 6 Earths. Wood is extremely weak; Earth and Metal are extremely strong. The chart also has 13 Yang elements and 3 Yin elements. Yang far outweighs Yin. Jackson suffered extreme tension. The greatest focus of elements is 6 Yang Earths. Yang Earth is extremely over-balanced. This means that Jackson's health was affected adversely by a tendency to intense anxiety and depression, and an unfulfillable need for love. The extremely weak Wood in the chart shows trouble with liver functioning and connective tissues and a tendency to confusion and anger. The over-balanced Yang Earth affected the spleen, stomach and pancreas; it shows a tendency to diabetes, circulatory problems, and a degenerative condition to the flesh and nose. The almost equally over-balanced Metal shows skin and intestinal problems and a tendency to grieve. Jackson's surgeries appear not to have been so much for beauty as they were for cosmetic reasons related to the complex health issues he suffered. Had he survived his heart attack, it is questionable that he would have been able to live much longer in his emotional condition.
The 13 Yang elements in the chart show Jackson to have been an initiator. He was good at starting projects, and relied on others to complete them. Jackson appears to have been a creatively independent and competitive character while being friendly to a lot of people. He thrived in a friendly, competitive milieu.
Jackson's 10-year luck cycles began when he was four years old. His first luck cycle, running from age four to fourteen, shows him traveling and experiencing trouble in the family. His father abused him. Jackson's chart shows his father was not there as a father to support and guide him, but was a brutal task master. This had a causal connection to Jackson's tendency to squander money and to be thwarted in love. It appears that it was in his twenties that Jackson came into his own and his father went out of the picture; nonetheless, the harm done in the earlier years engendered the pattern of intense anxiety and emotional need that were the major cause of Jackson's health problems. The cycle from age twenty-four to thirty-four shows Jackson riding high. His creativity flourished in those years. It is probable that in those years Jackson had stong romantic interests as well. Possibilities of close relationships, including marriage, appear in Jackson's chart from age fourteen up to the most recent times. Jackson's chart, however, shows lack of support from parents, distancing of siblings, and poor relations with children. You may see how all of this, coupled with his anxieties, contributed to his deteriorating health and untimely death. Had he lived on, and been freed of his emotional condition, he would have found genuine love in the cycle of age sixty-four to seventy-four. The chart, nonetheless, shows Jackson to have been a natural loner. It was not easy for him to keep a relationship. The over-balanced Metal in Jackson's chart shows that he was prone to grief. Chronic grief leads to heart ailments. The vital element in Jackson's chart is Water. The vital element is the element that the person's life depends on. Water was relatively weak at the time of Jackson's birth. It became strong for him at age fourteen and was strongest between twenty-four and thirty-four. It was still strong between thirty-four and forty-four, but began to run out at forty-four. From his mid-forties to around fifty Jackson's health was in danger. He had become very fragile. The astrological indications in 2007 show an emotionally upset time that weakened him so that he became unable to hold up against the rising tide of adverse conditions. 2010 would have been very dangerous for him had he survived.
The year, month, day and hour of Michael Jackson's birth reduced to an I Ching hexagram gives us hexagram 7, The Army, lines 2 and 3. It shows Jackson as a leader destined to prosper. But without improving himself he was destined to a hard life cut short by grief. The astrological indications of the hexagram show Jackson flourishing earlier in his career but becoming exhausted later. He wanted too much in the end.


  1. Nicely done. I've never seen an astrological portrait like this before.

    Awesome stuff!

  2. Very interesting! Hmm, now I wonder about my chinese astro.