All day Xmas Eve, i had Careless Whisper on my mind. It was of course, the big sentimental 80s hit for George Michael. The song lingered on my mind SO much, i was (1) googling the lyrics to see if there was anything particularly profound in there and (2) cursing Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn.
And now of course, we hear that the musician has passed, peacefully in his sleep. I don’t mention every famous person who changes dimension – obviously if i were to do so in 2016, it would become like a macabre blog of celebrity death knocks. But this seems so strange and sort of poignant.
So…some pictures and observations:
Two Cancerians. Princess Diana apparently had a huge crush on George Michael, they met and became firm friends. In a weird way that probably only Generation X people would appreciate, friendships like these in in the olden days (intense affinity between females striving to define themselves and gay men) among well-known people were totemic.
George Michael was an intensely talented musician and performer, obviously, and he deserves every accolade for this. But he also morphed into a kind of tabloid persona and at these times, I would have arguments with people insisting he was a Leo. He wasn’t but it was understandable that they thought this. He was a Cancer and with Cancer Rising – but this Moon (the chart ruler) was in LEO. And when he talked about having this character that he sort of pimped out to be the sexy-guy, I feel like that was his Leo Moon writ large.
He also had guess which asteroid rising in Cancer? Dionysus. As in the infamous Dionysian revels. Dionysus is the Greek God of wine, sex, pleasure, poetry, music…of losing yourself in sensual ecstasy. Clubbing, dance, drugging, trance, living for beauty and the moment is all super Dionysian. Another 80s phenom (Frankie Goes To Hollywood reference Dionysus in one of their big club hits of the era). Dionysus the God rode into town on a Panther, looked amazing, fuqed like – well – a God and was (usually) gay.
George Michael also had a beautiful Neptune-Lilith conjunction in Scorpio and in the 5th House, the performance sector. Neptune is the ultimate Muse and Lilith is the outsider woman. Yes i appreciate that the key females associated with public George Michael were 90s supermodels but still, he gave us something besides his music.