Apr.23, 1936, 3:50 PM CST
Vernon, Texas, USA
Noon Positions CST
Ascendant in Virgo 21°34'
Midheaven in Gemini 20°48'
American singer and songwriter known
for his powerful voice and dark attire,
and for songs like Only The Lonely(1959),
Running Scared(1961), Crying(1961), Dream
Baby(1962), It's Over(1964), Oh, Pretty
Woman(1964), and You Got It(1988). Died
of a heart attack at 52 on Dec.6,1988
|Charismatic Roy Orbison has Neptune on the Ascendant and the Moon on the MC. His strong Sun/Uranus conjunction in Taurus makes him an innovative singer and performer. Mercury conjunct Mars, also in Taurus, gives him his strong singing voice. While Sun in Taurus is firm and steady, Moon in Gemini gives a contrasting flightiness and youthfulness. Mercury in Taurus is quiet, shy, and gentle in speech, and very value conscious. Both Sun and Mars in Taurus give an earthy or sensual nature and a desire for wealth or ownership. Venus in Aries is open, sincere, direct, and aggressive in its love interests. Venus is also Roy's solar ruler and gives him much-needed confidence, fighting spirit, and personal magnetism. Jupiter in its own sign of Sagittarius gives much faith and opportunity in all aspects of one's life. This is the eternal student and optimist. Saturn in Pisces is much more serious and introverted and seeks spiritual or inner development. They also have a keen visual or artistic sense and produce fine music, dance, theatre, film, photography, or anything Piscean or Neptunian. Saturn completes a grand mutable cross in Orbison's cardinal houses, highlighting his often insurmountable difficulties in life. It involves half the chart including his Asc and MC. Saturn in his 7th opposing Neptune in his 1st accurately depict his shy or reticent nature as well as his unfortunate marital situation. His home-career or 4th-10th axis, on the other hand, seems more positive or promising with Jupiter there. Pluto in Cancer is a generation with powerful emotions and instincts and an unshakeable devotion to home and family life.|