The machinations of fame and wealth and power lend themselves readily to abuse, but they also comprise the vehicle that can radiate songs to as many listeners as Kesha’s have reached. That she waited nearly a decade to publish her allegations only points to the predicament in which most survivors find themselves: Abuse makes you who you are, but you can still be that person without suffering it interminably.
More than any other pop singer, Kesha has made joyful battle cries for the fucked-up and the beaten-down. She’s an unabashed mess, honest about her pain but never seeking pity for it, always finding the edge where she can lift herself up from her hells. “We ain’t perfect but that’s alright,” she sings. “Love us or hate us, nothing can break us / Better believe us: times, they are a-changing tonight.”
So, the musician Kesha is in court seeking an injunction to not work with the producer/the producer’s company (Kemosabe Records, housed under Sony) as she is alleging he sexually, verbally and emotionally abused her over several years, from when she was a teenage recording artiste.
The judge is so far ruling against it, citing commercial considerations and saying that there is not enough proof of the abusive conduct. With untold big names in the biz and fans coming forward to support Kesha, this story and dispute clearly has a while to run.
It’s totally like a lodestone of pertinent recollections for myself and heaps of women i know. Some men too. Who doesn’t recall being in their late teens, trying to hustle ahead in their career or study and having a run-in (at the very least) with someone powerful in your industry/scene, a sleazy predator in mentor’s clothing?
Astrologically, she’s fully in the Saturn Return Zone. This whole thing has been brewing since Saturn got into Sagittarius – she is a multiple Pisces (Mercury, Sun, Moon, Jupiter) with Sagittarius Zero rising. Her Saturn Return is exact in December 2016 but in orb all year. Think also Saturn square Sun with Neptune ON her Sun.
So identifying the past that shaped you, facing down your demons and trying to carve out your own professional identity is totally Saturn. She is obviously doing battle with a completely cashed up and powerful entity, as well as airing some really uncomfortable subject matter. This clearly is a major stress event; at the same time, she is Mars in Taurus opposite Pluto in Scorpio and in trine to Lilith in Cancer/her 8th + her Sun/Mercury. So the woman has guts and tenacity.
It’s also Jupiter in her 10th house – a classic transit for heightened renown and success. So this is interesting as she is having the battle of her career but she has also attracted a massive amount of back-up from powerful people and recognition via this. Jupiter is opposite Chiron in Pisces AND square her Chiron in Gemini. So the exposure and the painful dark materials.
“I have nothing left to hide. I did this because the truth was eating away my soul and killing me from the inside,” Kesha wrote on Instagram earlier this week in anticipation of today’s hearing. “this is not just for me. this is for every woman, every human who has ever been abused. sexually. emotionally. mentally. I had to tell the truth. so the outcome will be what it will be. there’s nothing left I can do. it’s just so scary to have zero control in your fate. but this is my path this life for whatever reason…
And the Mars Vibe is going back and forth over her Zero Sagittarius Ascendant until August. The court decision against her was handed down in the shadow-zone so, you know, this is just beginning. It is one hell of a Saturn Return.