Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors (named after Aldous Huxley’s genius book The Doors Of Perception) was Sagittarius, with Aquarius Rising and his chart ruler Uranus with Mars in Gemini. Neptune trined the latter.
Yes, he is another one of our hot, genius Mars-Neptune dudes. I need to create a category just for this lot, yes?
Sadly, he over-did it with, well, The Everything and he went before even his Saturn Return, at the age of 27, dying in a bathtub in Paris. But he was genius and here are some choice astro quotes from Jim Morrison: Life, Death – Legend, by Stephen Davis.
Jim: “I don’t know how many of you believe in astrology…”
Random Chick in Audience: “JIM! JIM! I do!”
Jim: “Yeah baby, I’m a Sagittarius, the most philosophical of all the star signs…”
RCIA: “Me too Jim! I’m a Sagittarius too!”
J: “Well I don’t believe in it myself.”
RCIA: “Neither do I Jim!”
J: “I think it’s a bunch of bullshit.
“On Saturday night, while John Densmore and Pamela were talking in one of the Fog’s booths, Jim Morrison made his move and sat down with them. There was talk of mutual friends, astrology, acid and real estate. Ray later tried to accurately describe this encounter : ONce their eyes combined, their psyches did a caduceus up the staff of Mercury and their souls sprouted wings. They were mated. Olympian. Cosmic.
John Densmore knew enough to move on.
After the set, Jim and Pam went to Cantor’s. Frank Zappa was there, and they sat with his Laurel Canyon entourage for a while. Jim Morrison later told one of his girlfriends that when Pamela finally took him home at dawn, it was the first time he’d ever really made love. A few nights later they went on their first date, to see French director Claude Lelouch’s hit film, A Man and a Woman. Pam loved the movies soft focus romanticism, which sent Jim off on a tirade about the bogus use of music to manipulate the emotions of the viewer.”
“I am a Sagittarian, if astrology has anything to do with it – the Centaur, the Archer, the Hunter – but the main thing is that we are the Doors.”