Well THAT was sad. Obviously. And kind of weirdly apt for Mercury Retrograde in that the passing of Rik Mayall prompts not so much a trip down memory lane as a full bore thrusters out charge down memory motorway.
His Rick on The Young Ones was such an iconic portrayal of a pretentious young tosser (that show so GOT a certain era of share housing it was the illo to the zodiac flatmates post) but i personally loved Alan B’Stard, his ghastly and relentlessly amoral Tory (conservative) politician the best.
He was outrageously talented – Sun-Mercury-Lilith in Pisces, Capricorn Rising and Moon in Libra. he also had Neptune on his North Node & Midheaven – that’s legacy talent (work that endures) and a major Muse right there.