Musician, producer and songwriter Maurice White was the prototypal New Age Saggo guy. Arguably he did more to introduce esoteric concepts into mainstream culture than anyone. He founded the phenomenally successful band Earth, Wind & Fire, transmitting a unique fusion of disco, funk, jazz, and occult imaged album covers/concepts at dizzying velocity.
White was doing ankhs, chakras, planet symbols, the Eye of Horus and apocryphal bible kitsch well before it was ‘cool.’ He was probably the first person to have a Redneck accuse them of being an Illuminati prince.
An avid astro fiend from an early age, he named the band after his birth chart, which he interpreted as having no Water element in it. Never mind the Scorpio midheaven that he worked so brilliantly.
He Was Talking About Vibrational Frequency Well Before It Was Fashionable
He had the Sun conjunct Mercury in Sagittarius, in the 12th house. That alone is the signature of a seeker, a person questing after transcendental wisdom, with no ulterior motive other than to know.
“I started out as a kid being very religious. I wanted answers to a lot of questions that I had and I took the mystical route and did research on a metaphysical level to find the truth.”
Shamanic Neptune square the Sun-Mercury and trine Saturn conjunct Uranus in Taurus amplified what could have been a private journey.
He studied Egyptian mythology, made decisions based on his dreams, took tonnes of vitamins and stayed sober for his aura. This double Saggo guy was vegetarian and talking about vibrational frequency well before it was fashionable. He carried his journal/book of shadows/ideas diary with him everywhere and tried to balance his Earth-Moon (Capricorn) with his Fire: Sun, Mercury in Sagittarius, Mars in Aries and Pluto in Leo.
Asked about his interest in cult science, astrology, and mysticism, he said: “If you come from a hip place, all these things help because they give you insight to your inner self.“