Britney Spears is about to speak in court, finally. It’s imminent and it’s occurring during a triple Pluto-transit + Saturn exact on her Moon.
She is expected to speak out against the conservatorship she has been under for over a decade. That’s right, she is one of the most successful recording artists on the planet and all of her assets + earnings have been under the control of her father since Pluto got into Capricorn.
Why is that relevant? First of all, it affirms that it’s been a ludicrously long time. Secondly, one of the symbolic associations of Capricorn is the father archetype and Pluto has a dark side to him. FYI one of Pluto’s aliases is Dis Pater – it means Rich Father.
Thirdly, Britney is a Sagittarius (as the protestor’s sign says in the picture above, ‘it means freedom’) with Libra Rising and her Saggo Sun, Uranus, Mercury, and Neptune all in the third house. She’s a self-expressor, a stream of candid consciousness, a soprano. Her Aquarius Moon is in the 5th house – you may or may not like her genre, but she is emotionally bonded to her creativity.
She became globally famous aged 16, with Pluto conjunct her Mercury. Her first single Baby, One More Time, sparked outbursts from ‘family morals’ groups, an era of aspirational abs flaunting, and most significantly, a vast and adoring fan base. They’re the people behind the #FreeBritney movement.
The conservatorship coincided with Pluto crossing her I.C, the nadir of her birth chart, and square her Ascendant. It began shortly after her public meltdown in February 2007, which through contemporary optics, seems legit.
Overworked, hounded – as usual – by a swarm of paparazzi, she had an altercation with her ex-partner over access to her sons and then – upset – stormed into a suburban hair salon to get all her hair cut off.
The hairdresser refused so Britney grabbed the shears and did it herself, shaving all her hair off.
She later said one of the motivations was that she was sick of people touching her hair all the time. She was probably sick of everything. Her bodyguards allegedly opened the salon shutters so that the paps could take pictures.
She’d made seven number one albums and sold a billion dollars worth of Britney-branded perfumes but she couldn’t get her kids, a haircut, or – apparently – trustworthy staff. She was ricocheting around with scant support, making everyone’s fortune but her own.
It would be handled very differently in 2021 but then, in February 2007, her self-styled hair shaving was streamed live on cable television complete with hateful commentary.
Bizarrely, for a person allegedly sequestered for her inability to handle her life, she has been required to perform and work the whole time. But she has no access to her money or the business deals around her brand. According to the documentary Framing Britney Spears, she was not even particularly close to her father. Nor does he have any expertise in handling money/show-biz careers.
She has been trying to have the conservatorship overturned for years. The situation began to shift with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Jan 2020, aided in large part by the efforts of Britney’s decade-younger sister Jamie-Lynn, an Aries with – incidentally – Mars conjunct her sister’s Midheaven.
She is literally fighting for not only Britney’s autonomy but her freedom to define her own brand and legacy. I don’t think I have ever seen a more succinct example of synastry.
There was a hearing re all this last year but Britney was not allowed to speak. Now that she is, I hope she gets support from her peers in the music and entertainment industry, as well as proper legal representation. It will be her sister’s Saturn Return and Britney herself has Pluto conjunct Venus/square Pluto and Saturn conjunct her Moon this week.
Chiron in Aries and Mars in Leo are trine her Saggo Mercury, the original fame-maker. Jupiter in early Pisces trines her natal Jupiter in Scorpio and the Midheaven, boding well for a 2022 Jupiter-Neptune conjunction artistic comeback.
But is it enough? Will she get to speak and if so, what will she say?