Jack Parsons and Marjorie Cameron were a rocket scientist and a witch who fell in love. Their astrology tells an exciting tale.
There are few modern love stories as passionate and poignant as the relationship between rocket scientist Jack Parsons and his artist lover, Marjorie Cameron. At once a muse, occult student and primal force of nature – a woman he proclaimed as his ‘elemental’ in a letter to Aleister Crowley – Cameron fascinated, troubled and inspired Parsons.
Songs for the Witch Woman is a project born from this turbulent love story. A series of poems written by Parsons reveal his feelings toward his often absent lover. And beside these words are images from the hand of Cameron, illustrating and echoing the intimate themes.
Marvel “Jack” Parsons was a Rocket Scientist and aspiring Shaman. He had this mad love affair with a beautiful Witch. Despite having no formal education, he founded the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. He was embezzled by L.Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology and investigated by the F.B.I. for witchcraft and being a spy. He died in a mysterious explosion that was, of course, the subject of conspiracy theories. And, as you will see from his natal astrology below, he was super Uranian.
Jack Parsons and Marjorie Cameron Were Zeitgeist Tripping Transgressive Lovers
He was Sun in Libra trine a Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Aquarius. And, his Mercury-Mars conjunction in Scorpio squared the Jupiter conjunct Uranus. Saturn conjunct Pluto in Cancer was in trine to the Mercury-Mars in Scorpio. It is fantastic energy for a rocket-scientist and aspiring shaman.
Marjorie Cameron – whose incredible work is showcased in this upcoming exhibition – was Taurus, a surrealist, practicing witch and a prototypal Goth. She sported neon red hair and long black fingernails in the 1940s. An avid fan of drugs, art, and magical rituals, she led a life well ahead of her era. Police shut down her exhibition Peyote Visions for an artwork that depicted a snake-tongued woman having sex with an alien. She studied witchcraft and belonged to secret societies but rejected much of the culture because of its sexism. But her devotion to magic alienated her from the more political feminism movement.
Her Exhibition Peyote Visions Featured A Serpent Woman And An Alien – In 1957!
The time is coming when woman will become conscious of herself as woman, and will then set free her Will, and when she does, there will be a most wonderful thing… it is the mission of woman to free her will and to attain consciousness so that she may use it consciously, and thus become the Alchemist of the Will, the Genatrix of all that she Wills…she is Awakening, and at last her Will will be set free, and then the Changing Order cometh swiftly.
She had Moon in Pisces conjunct Lilith and Uranus. Pluto was conjunct her North Node. And boy, did she blast fiercely away at her manifest destiny.
Jack Parsons and Marjorie Cameron were both transgressive souls and charisma magnets. They met, fell in love, bonded on about a million different beliefs, and began a turbulent relationship. Her Sun-Mercury was opposite his Mars-Mercury in Scorpio. They each had Moon in Pisces -and of course, her Lilith-Uranus energy would have transfixed his Moon + Uranian nature. They were both super Uranians.