People call triple Taurus Giorgio Moroder the ‘Godfather of Disco’, mostly because of his iconic compositions like Donna Summer’s I Feel Love and Love to Love You Baby, Call Me (Blondie), Together in Electric Dreams…His influence infused the golden era of disco – Neptune in Sagittarius – that it is difficult to imagine it without Moroder.
But ‘shaman of synthwave’ feels even more appropriate. Moroder bought the synthesizer into music and that style seeped into all aspects of culture, particularly for Gen X people.
The aesthetic and mood of Flashdance, Miami Vice, Scarface, Cat People, Top Gun – Take My Breath Away and the Metropolis reboot permeated the psyche of many a Pluto in Virgo person.
Regardless of your chronological generation or connection to Moroder’s music, he is remarkable for his career longevity and genius ability to consistently generate ‘cool.’ So what is his secret?
Well, his Taurean array is great for raw stamina: With the Sun, Saturn and Uranus in Taurus, he is still dj-ing, songwriting and created an NFT in early 2022. His Uranus Return will be in 2023, btw.
As he is Aquarius Rising, this means his ancient and modern ruler are both in the same sign as his Sun. So he is capable of a singular focus on a particularly potent life ‘theme’ or even mission, if you like.
His Moon in the 10th house is a classic “love of the public” position. People with this Moon placement can flow through any number of career identities and brand images without losing their fan base or relevance. You see it in a lot of perma-popular actors and people simply famous for being themselves.
Transit-wise, it is interesting that he enjoyed a significant resurgence of popular awareness in May 2013, when Daft Punk released Random Access Memory, featuring a cool monologue from Moroder.
That was Jupiter on his Mars-Venus in Gemini and – most significantly – Uranus conjunct his Mercury in Aries. The first transit occurs every 12 years but Uranus-Mercury is once in a lifetime.