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The Astrology of Whitney Houston

Why did this fiery Leo superstar burn out before her time?

News of beloved singer Whitney Houston's tragic and sudden death at age 48 came one day before the 2012 Grammy Awards, shocking the world on the biggest music weekend of the year.

Houston was found in the bathtub of her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 11, and while the official cause of death has not been released, news outlets are reporting the family was told a mix of prescription drugs and alcohol is the most likely cause of death.

Houston, a Leo with an Aries Moon and a Pisces Ascendant, ruled as a queen of pop in the '80s, but in recent years she had become as well known for her disheveled appearance and troubles with drug addiction and abusive relationships as for her amazing vocal talents.

Can Astrology explain the personal turmoil that eventually took a toll on Houston's appearance and career? Surely her abusive marriage to singer Bobby Brown takes much of the blame in the media, but as Houston told Diane Sawyer in an interview in 2002, "The biggest devil is me. I'm either my best friend or my worst enemy," she said.

A look at the Astrology of Whitney Houston and her birth chart contains clues to the strengths and weaknesses, ups and downs and triumphs and tragedies that comprised her life.

Born Whitney Elizabeth Houston on August 9, 1963 at 8:55 p.m. in Newark, NJ, Houston had much Fire in her chart. She was a Leo Sun sign, which shaped her outwardly as a warm, loyal and fun-loving woman with a great gift for performing. Leos love the limelight, after all.

She also had an Aries Moon, which could fire up her emotions and create an impatient person prone to impulsive behavior and temper tantrums. This is a take-charge woman who is up for a fight and never willing to back down from her opinions or from any kind of abuse -- which could explain the many bitter battles with her ex-husband Brown.

But in addition to all the fiery elements of Houston's chart, she also had a Pisces Ascendant -- a compassionate sign known for escapism and which is most often associated with drug use.

Houston's Pisces Ascendant indicates an extremely sensitive and spiritual woman able to connect with others and inject so much feeling into her songs. But it also points to someone who dislikes conflict of any kind. With her fiery Sun and Moon working together to create the very conflict in her life that she disdained, perhaps much of her turmoil is explained.

It's also interesting to note Houston's Leo Sun is square Neptune in her chart, an aspect that's further associated with fantasy, imagination and escapism. While Sun-square-Neptune individuals are wonderfully gentle and peace-loving, they are often impractical and may seek to avoid or escape the hard realities of life with alcohol or drugs.

Take a look at Whitney Houston's complete Astrology birth chart for more clues about Houston's life and untimely death. And Whitney, one more thing: We'll always love you.

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Dakini says:
Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:45

" Mercury conjunct Pluto, and Saturn in the 12th. opp Sun/Venus. Full moon on Feb 7th opposite her natal Sun/Venus. and Mercury on her natal Saturn opp that, 6 to 12 house." So she had a mirror-vision, clearly indicating that her death was caused by a close, well known person. She was poisoned already by this Mercury-Pluto person's action before the full moon arrived in the 12th. Her erratic behaviour was the result of a poisonous gas. Why no one mention the fact that her doughter fellt asleep in the same bathroom just a day before?

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BRENDA RODGERS says:
Mon, 02/20/2012 - 11:17

I THINK ASTROLOGY IS VERY INTERESTING, SOME MAY NOT BELIEVE, THAT'S O.K., BUT WHAT ABOUT KARMA, MOST PEOPLE BELIEVE IN KARMA....LIKE KARMA/WHAT U PUT OUT IS WHAT U'LL GET BACK, SOMETIMES 2 FOLD, OR KARMA WILL BITE U IN THE ASS, WHAT, & HOW, U TREAT PEOPLE, 1ST--SAYS ALOT ABOUT U AS A PERSON, & TREAT PEOPLE LIKE U WANT 2 BE TREATED......BRENDA RODGERS

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Gareth DHaillecourt says:
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 20:18

Now you can dance with everybody.
I saw a chart momentarily. Mercury conjunct Pluto, and Saturn in the 12th. opp Sun/Venus. Amazing chart.. I'm looking for transits. Full moon on Feb 7th conjunct her natal Sun/Venus. and Mercury on her natal Saturn opp that, 6 to 12 house. Sick inside, she needed help. It is so sad. Watching the 20/20 I am seeing her chart in her talk. What in the chart says denial?
Rest easy, the world will listen to your albums for years. But she is a really good poster person for saying no to drugs.

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Tony says:
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 09:35

As a cusp Feb Pisces, this is pretty close to the truth. I know my Leo friends have an Ego, not big and boasting, but it's in there. My Aries friends, are bold in everything Aries, is everything New, life is new. Then you add me in the mix, Pisces cusp spiritual, sensitive, talented, emotional, fantasy galore and big time want the perfect no rules, no requirement of laws kind of world, and I can see her crashing. Then add in our modern ruling planet now, Neptune and this was bound to happen, unless she had it together way before hand.
I fel she lost her spirit. Her soul spiritual "self" Yes, she would claim she is still spiritual, but when we lose our spiritual grounding, then we are a shell lost in this Mundane world and we can fall prey to anyone and everything. I feel somewhere in the mix of her abusing, this happen to this wonderful woman we loved so much.
R.I.P.

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Dzi says:
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 05:05

thank you for this!! RIP Whitney! Am sure your demons are silenced and you are up there with angels. She had the demeanour of an angel. May she rest in peace.

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VIVIAN says:
Tue, 02/14/2012 - 16:53

Thank you for writing about Ms. Houston. I've always loved her music, and can only imagine the endless enjoyment, and height of her vocals rising in the ethers.

One of my favorites songs is "The Music in You." She sang it for the film Cinderella with Brandy, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Her voice will forever remain magical!

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Ruby says:
Mon, 02/13/2012 - 13:33

May your soul be in peace Whitney.

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