Musician Mick Jagger, 78, performed in Las Vegas this week – a magnificent way to celebrate Saturn exact conjunct his Midheaven. It’s a once every 28/29 years ‘taking stock’ sort of a transit, a measurable checkpoint. It can be challenging, particularly if Saturn is caught up in a gnarly square with Uranus the way it is this year. But Jagger’s got some special Saturn-Uranus deal going on.
Famously a meta-Leo,* he is Gemini Rising with Saturn and Uranus both conjunct that Ascendant. They’re not actually conjunct one another but every time he goes to express his mercurial persona – his magic – he gets the Hermit and the Iconoclast. Clearly, it works: he’s arguably the most enduring mainstream performance ‘brand’ on the planet (Saturn) and yet he seems to still enjoy a renegade Uranian rep.
Every time Saturn crosses his Midheaven, it opposes his Leo Mercury-Pluto and squares his Taurus Mars – a trio of transits that could easily be stress factors but for Jagger, it’s reliably a fantastic astro-passage. Check out these correlations:
The first-ever Rolling Stones gig – in July 1962 – occurred with Saturn on Jagger’s Midheaven and the next time it occurred, in February 1992, he was on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, lauded for his lithe vitality at 49, an experimental solo album, and – with the Rolling Stones – an unprecedented landmark contract with Virgin records.
He also starred in a cyberpunk D-movie called Freejack – as a multiple time-line hopping bounty hunter working for a murky organization called The Spiritual Switchboard. It’s almost the embodiment of his Saturn – the big-corporate deal – and Uranus – the ahead-of-time yet sketchy sci-fi.
And now, with Saturn crossing this vital vocational point yet again and Uranus squaring that + his Leo stellium, Jagger is leaping around at Vegas.
The moral? If the fixed sign emphasis and ongoing Saturn-Uranus square is giving you the merdes, remember that it need not be onerous. Match its intensity/push back to gain some of the substance and tenacity for yourself: An avid exerciser, he apparently has the Uranian inability to tolerate more than a touch of television and the Saturnine taste for hefty, instructive biographies.
*Jagger has the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, Pluto, and the North Node in Leo.