Helen Reddy Has True Scorpio Characteristics

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Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy is a rad example of Scorpio characteristics. She ran away from the circus. Then, as a single mother in Vegas, her feminist anthem became a hit.  Helen Reddy, Scorpio, Singer, Songwriter & Activist is driven.

She sang + wrote the iconic Seventies “I Am Woman” anthem and was an icon of the Pluto in Leo generation.

She is Sun conjunct Mercury in Scorpio. (Mercury Retrograde, by the way.) She is Aries Rising, Moon in Capricorn and Neptune on the North Node in Virgo. Neptune North Node people often have a visionary, mythopoetic view of possibilities.

Bucking the general trend, Reddy was raised in a circus performance family but left for suburban marriage and motherhood. She won a singing competition and flew to New York, only to find out she’d won just an audition. She failed that,

Scorpio Characteristics Include Courage & Defying The Norm – She Ran Away From The Circus And Was A Single Mother Alone In A Foreign Country

Left broke and as a single mother (in those days!) in a foreign city, she fought her way into headlining at Vegas just a few years later. Her support acts were a young Joan Rivers and Barry Manilow

But it was I Am Woman that made her name, written and released around the time of her Saturn Return and an instant sensation.

“Women have always been objectified in showbiz. I’d be the opening act for a comic and as I was leaving the stage he’d say, ‘Yeah, take your clothes off and wait for me in the dressing room, I’ll be right there’. It was demeaning and humiliating for any woman to have that happen publicly.”

Reddy credits the song as having supernatural inspiration.

 

She said: “I remember lying in bed one night and the words, ‘I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman’, kept going over and over in my head. That part I consider to be divinely inspired. I had been chosen to get a message across.” Pressed on who had chosen her, she replied: “The universe.” The next day she wrote the lyric and handed it to Australian guitarist Ray Burton to put it to music.

Note the Scorpio characteristics on show here. She was undaunted by circumstances that would have sent many people shrieking back to wherever they came from. She blended faith in the ‘supernatural’ with a tireless work ethic. And, she made her art an alloy of creativity and political belief, without it seeming clumsy or strained.

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janephrey
janephrey

Helen Reddy was my inspiration in my youth and still today!

She will live on forever; if only to continue to inspire young women to be the person they were designed to be – awesomely invisible!

We can do anything we choose to do!

PS. I had a massive crush on her in my younger years. 😉

supakaliMM Member
supakali

she has Lilith conjunct Saturn & Uranus in the 2nd house FTW

Ms.
Ms.

She’s genuinely impressive, I love how she comes across on camera. Pretty damn powerful astro signature there.

I’ve heard that Scorpio Sun/Merc is pretty good for Hypnotherapy. It’s really refreshing to see someone who is genuinely at peace with their adult life choices with a fame past and not clinging to the glory days and says how happy they are in this moment. Genuinely heartwarming.

I also ran away from the circus lol.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

wow, really?
That’s amazing.
I agree, she is beyond impressive as a human being.

VeronicaMM Member
Veronica

I confess that I always loved her nose, those flaring nostrils that hint at having a temper and feisty temperament.
Can still sing Delta dawn…

PlutonicUranian
PlutonicUranian

Nice interview, linked below. She’s a now hypotherapist and psychic counselor now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xhVxpx7aCQ

skarabMM Member
skarab

Beautiful person.

skarabMM Member
skarab

LOL – she has a cartoon that says:
I am Woman
I am Invincible
I am tired

Ms.
Ms.

I saw that too, very funny

Ms.
Ms.

Wow, great link. Tossing your old memorabilia like that takes real balls. Kudos.

skarabMM Member
skarab

YES!
…also, talk about Scorpios and phoenixing!

aquasunrise
aquasunrise

How scorpio is that…Very evolved

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

holy fuq I love her!

skarabMM Member
skarab

Wow! Blast from the past – Hero Helen. That song was huge, and came out when my girlfriends and i were 12-13 and it became our song. We tried to sing it at the school concert that year, but our old misogynist music teacher was horrified and wouldn’t let us. I mean, you know – like The Pirates of Penzance was so much more relevant? :-/ It did drive home how we still had “a long, long way to go” … fired us up even more. Yaaay Helen! Beautiful singer.

The Year of the Phoenix
The Year of the Phoenix

She is total legend! ALWAYS loved that fabulous song – if I had to I can do anything! Onya Helen!!!! My 70’s childhood would not have been so empowering without you!

Jokerman
Jokerman

I crushed on her when my mates at school were fantasising on ONJ. l think she is an amazingly fabulous singer. She got me thru a few lonely nights as a teen.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

cute

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

and I prefer too

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

(Note to Madonna: You really should try Mystic’s tarot. Way easier.)

Happy New Moon in Leo! 😛

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Eleven, sixteen. Oww

skarabMM Member
skarab

Wowsa!!

Feliz Luna Nueva to you too! 🙂

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

amazing, thanks for the link.
Gorgeous tumbler blog MM

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

Classic feminist anthem. Betty White did a kick-ass cover back in the day, too.

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

TYPO – Betty Wright.

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

got mixed up …she has cap moon…no matter : )

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

yay a scorpio post….funnily enough ‘resilient’ is the word my stepmother used to describe me once….and I got aries moon…yay

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

i needs a guitarist

ampersand
ampersand

Haaaa, omg you just reminded me of this random thing that pops into my head sometimes. A friend was in Denmark and took a picture of a shop window with “Slutspurt” across it. Obv it translates into something mundane like “super sale” but she thought it was a great name for a band. I totally would don a wig and outrageous clothes to play with Slutspurt but my husband doesn’t think it’s funny.

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Slutspurt is great! I’m thinking electro.

davidlMM Member
davidl

I was playing a game of FIFA on playstation the other day with my 12 yo, There is a player called Schweinsteiger, who is a huge star from the German national team. We wondered what it meant and looked it up. In its original form it means. A pig mounter. My 12 yo asked many difficult questions that were basically impossible to answer.. Maybe a German subscriber can explain the truer meaning ?

Jokerman
Jokerman

Transliterally a pig farmer
I spoke German as a kid (2nd language)

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

I like Elevator Sluts as a band name.
very silly I know Slutsput is funny too..
I am constantly going “ooh that would be a great band name!” when I hear something cute.

LeoEscapeArtistMM Member
LeoEscapeArtist

Fun…flashback Friday…
I had the 45 for my portable record player as a kid…
going off point but…have you heard her Angie Baby?…total NeptuneDreaming…I remember as a kid walking to the record store to
get the Stones’ Angie but I ended up with Helen’s Angie Baby by
mistake…a good mistake :)…she sang Delta Dawn as well.

Pegasus
Pegasus

Angie Baby used to give me goosebumps as did Delta Dawn. Pathos personified or was it empathy that those songs evoked perhaps.

LeoEscapeArtistMM Member
LeoEscapeArtist

woowoowoo for sure.yes.yes 🙂

skarabMM Member
skarab

Strange songs indeed. Angie Baby – such a strange song to hit no.1. Creeped, saddened, empathised at same time. Delta Dawn – LZ in extremis? so good to belt out tho.

Story Villenne
Story Villenne

I’m actually named after that song, and my dad has called me Angie Baby my whole life (I’m now 38). Love it!

Huntress
Huntress

She lived down the street from me back in the day… didn’t know she was a scorp, too!

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

“Take What You Find” is a great title. Take whatever you can find & fertilize your roses with it. Tis the Scorpio way.

supakaliMM Member
supakali

i loved that too, take it or leave it, either way 🙂

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

She seems awesome on so many levels.
I’m going to download her music.
So cool finding role models AND such a bonus to know their astro too.
More reasons to love this site, as if I need them.

KittybatMM Member
Kittybat

Fantastic song, I remember it and always felt strengthened by it 🙂

Ms Dee
Ms Dee

There’s a great version of this recorded recently by some fabulous Aus women singers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7qTxbPv7tE
This song is so still needed. Thanks Helen.

Awakegirl13
Awakegirl13

Her best song by far was Candle on the Water… Forty years ago, I used to sing (scream) along with that record down the staircase… since then I’ve always wanted to be Austrailian!

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

She looks fabulously Saggo in that photo above. Perhaps it’s the 70’s vibe.
70’s always looks Saggo to me.
Scorpio with Aries and Cap is rad. Power combo!
She’s great!

PiMM Member
Pi

It is a great pic.

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Agreed. She looks great, and very Sagg in that free and physically confident way. I hadn’t thought of the 70s that way before but you’re right! Case in point: Olivia Newton John album covers.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Carly Simon would be Saggo with Kataka moon 🙂
Joan Baez, Saggo with Cap moon
Mama Caz, Sag with Jupiter rising
Yeah, all female musicians are saggo in the 70’s to me..(silly girl)

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Wow. I’d never heard that song before. Epic. What a woman! The cool Dutch girl never got back to me and the viewing is tomorrow. I don’t feel like chasing. She said the viewing was Saturday and that I was invited when I first applied so perhaps she will drop me a line tomorrow.. It’s cutting it a bit fine tho.. I spoke to a couple of other residents in this complex and apparently since the restaurants opened everyone has a rat problem. East London is apparently much worse in that respect because the buildings are older and I had… Read more »

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

oh that is a new moon in leo genius moment. i just got adoption excitement for you

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

@nono this new moon in leo is quite the thing hey?
post that dreadful, scary, slushy dank moon which we shall speak of no more, life feels COMPLETELY different. I think I got my emo period (new dark moon phenomenon I’v observed in myself characterised by being truculent and intensely crabby, miserable and generally an asshole) about two weeks before this new moon but what a difference ahem….

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

I never see comments I’m so bad.at.reading this screen. I am going to blow up if I don’t figure out this technology situation. So much to doooo.

sphinx
sphinx

You did think of getting cat one time.. remember, the Australian Mist? Mm.
They need a friend though, a Mist without a friend is a friend in need, as they are too cuddly. My boy caught a mouse and it was deeply surprising to me, never had one since in the house, much to his disappointment.

InvictaMM Member
Invicta

Australian Mist? Nay Sphinx, not I possum, er fellow PIAB mate. This is the first time I’ve considered getting any kind of pet in my adult life. For want of a more apt nonclemanture. Adult life indeed. yeah… I need a friend too, a soft furry, purrrrry one. Miss Virgopenny immediately began going through all the reasons why not at the moment of idea inception. I’ve been googling up a storm on the various breeds and which ones are more needy, what they need etc. I haven’t gone to meet any yet because I know I’ll fall in love with… Read more »

Jen Scorpio
Jen Scorpio

I remember this song when I was child in the seventies. I still remember the feeling I had when I heard this as a little girl, it was so powerful. With all the usual blah-blah-blah messages about what it is to be a woman and how to be a woman (a narrative usually directed by men), this stood out. Just a little bit of subversive counter-culture that made it to the top 40 chart telling me that I could choose my own course in life if so desired. I remember many dismissed it as uncool, and there was the usual… Read more »

BibiMM Member
Bibi

I too was a child of this time but too young to remember this song… however, we were of a generation given a very male version of female authority and power in the ’70s – from ‘Charlie’s Angels’ to Margaret Thatcher. Very little changed for twenty years, as I recall a younger girl cousin dismissing the Spice Girls. She knew it was a conceit to delude with each girl representing a male fantasy and not real ‘girl power’. Girls are smart and invincible too.

NipMM Member
Nip

Ah – thank you – just as I was giving up.

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

Ray.burton. yessssss

BibiMM Member
Bibi

‘I am invincible’. What else can we say? That’s fuq you Saturn, I get your message.

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