Born January 5, 1931
Capricorn Sun & Terpsichore, Cancer Moon, Sagittarius Ascendant
The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it’s with you all the time. Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey’s horoscope is a wild display of legacy, life long commitment, and courageous leadership. When looking at his photo I can not help be see the resemblance of the goat persona Capricorn is so famous for. His piercing eyes, his chiseled jawline, and perfectly trimmed ‘ goatee’. He is the quintessential goat not only in image but also soul and spirit, as his chart clearly reveals.
What’s most striking in his chart is the intimate connection between the Sun and Saturn at 14 degrees of Capricorn. In astrology this tight planetary embrace is known as cazimi or “in the heart of the Sun”. When a planet is “in the heart of the Sun”, its power is amplified and adds a special charisma to the Sun’s rays.
In Mr. Ailey’s case the connection is even more powerful as Saturn happens to also be the ruler of Capricorn, the zodiac’s most serious sign. Saturn is also known as the ruler of “fate” and points to one’s destiny. It is a planet that rewards hard work with lasting achievement. Now, moving toward yet another decade in the 21st century, the Ailey Spirit continues to shine brightly, as if indeed in the heart of the Sun.
VENUS IN AQUARIUS SQUARES JUPITER IN TAURUS
What happens when the goddess of love and desire pulls toward the grandness of Jupiter? The heart becomes greedy…we become aware of our insatiable need for attention and adoration, whether it be through friends, our community, or even a stranger… we long to know our mere existence is beautiful, that we are seen for who we truly are, and last but not least, that we matter more than anyone else, especially to our loved ones. As tall of an order as this is, it’s a welcome one. Sometimes we just need to let loose and admit to ourselves that we are human and we have real desires. I don’t think of myself as a feminist per se, but I dare say this planetary influence especially appeals to women. This is a perfect time for women to experiment with being a little reckless in their pursuit of happiness, it’s completely acceptable to be knocked down and scuffed up because not only will your feminine glory be pulled up, it will ground you and make you blossom!