“In a letter to his publisher, he said that he was out to reach “inner-directed adolescents, lovers in all degrees of anguish, disappointed Platonists, pornography-peepers, hair-handed monks and Popists.”
I actually don’t like using “r.i.p.” – i think maybe as i want to think of peoples energies shooting into the stars and doing something quantum, rebirth in glory or something.
Leonard Cohen was a Virgo with his Sun Rising in Virgo. He had Venus conjunct Neptune , a Pisces Moon and a loaded 12th House. When you’ve got that going on, you automatically mine your depths and evoke those others. It’s fantastic for artists wanting to tap into the collective subconscious.
When you see glamorous, melancholy, poetic, surreal and evocative across generations, look to Neptune/the 12th House. (Pisces Moon, big 12th House + Neptune on an inner planet exact all = Neptunian)
Another factor Cohen’s ruler was Mercury and that was conjunct Jupiter – so a prosperous, erudite, ever culturally relevant and anti-fragile Mercury. He was SO prolific and successful, even whilst soul-mining.
But his words seem 12th House, so Venus-Neptune.
You can add up the parts
but you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
Graeme Mitchell – Leonard Cohen at home in L.A. – September 2016
Field Commander Cohen.