The lavish-living Taurus artist Liberace was a classic Jupiter conjunct Pluto person. This alignment is the wealth signature of astrology. For several decades, he was the highest paid entertainer on Earth.
Any aspect of these two = riches. But the conjunction is the strongest. The Jupiter-Pluto alignment also included Venus, adding extra sensuality and fashion adoration. He was an archetypal Venus Person. His love of jewels, capes, gilded decor and gorgeous guys was legendary.
Born with a stoic Capricorn Rising at the end of World War 1, he was a child prodigy and entirely self-made. Liberace flaunted his eccentricities and lived ludicrously lavishly. You could see the outrageous bling and trappings as almost like talismans to ward off the phantoms of his austere, Depression era upbringing.
Or maybe it was simply how you roll when you’re an ultra-rich 5th house Taurus Sun guy? He was ultra-camp, an ego-maniac, and a brilliant businessman. For people with Jupiter and Pluto conjunct, money is a spiritual force. Their desire for it runs deep.
Asked for his response to a critic who had reviewed him savagely and said he was schmaltzy? “I cried all the way to the bank.” That’s right. He coined that phrase, and it was later adapted to “laugh” to the bank.
His Uranus was in the $$ sector, an aspect you see in people who profitably invent themselves or in actual inventors. Liberace filed a patent for a “disappearing toilet” but never manufactured it.
He played twins on the Batman television series and wrote cookbooks. Nowadays, everyone does everything but such versatility in his peak performing years was rare.
Even more profoundly, his Uranus trined the Jupiter-Pluto-Venus trio and his Midheaven, aka his fame point. He conjured himself up a fortune, creating the Liberace legend and living large as an unapologetically gay man.