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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Are Members of the 27 Club Children of Divorce?

So, I've been working on an Astrological project where I observe the effects of divorce on kids. I do this by checking what age the child was at the time of their parents divorce and matching that age with the most recent first planetary cycle which occurs at that age. I have found that the characteristics of that planet will often describe how trauma gets embedded in the child. This planet becomes a major influence in the later life for both good and bad. Depending on how it's placed in the natal chart can describe whether the child holds onto the trauma or uses it for personal success. Either way, one may be able to time bouts of trauma later on in life by looking at later returns of that planet.

Childhood is described by cycles of the inner planets, mostly. All the inner planets complete a return by age two. This corresponds with a major step in child development in psychology. Other major developments come at around the time of the first quarter and half return of the progressed Moon around age 7 and 13. And of the first quarter and half cycle of Saturn at around the age of 8 and 14. These ages vary, of course as the length of all cycles are particular to each birthdate. Sometimes the prog. moon will move faster than transiting Saturn. Jupiter makes a return around the age of 11-12 and the Nodes make a return at slightly before age 19. 

So, I also match ages to first quarter and half cycles of some of the outer planets that occur in childhood. These are Jupiter, Saturn, the Nodes, and also Lilith, who has a return at age 9.

Divorce itself is exposure to the energies of the far outer planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto which don't begin to have a significant planetary influence until after childhood. Thus, the experience of trauma for a child. There is very little research on effects of divorce on children because psychologists are @&:$)!. Sorry, but that's the absolute truth. California, source of most divorces, doesn't even send divorce statistics to the CDC. Single family households are a financial boon to the economy as they double the number of household items that are sold, and, also help the lawyers, so nobody complains. The best studies to understand effects of divorce are medical studies which show higher rates of health problems later on in life. There was a huge study in Canada which found that children of divorce suffer twice the stroke rates of kids from intact families. There is also the ACE study done in California by an endocrinologist I believe, at Kaiser. That study includes divorce as a childhood stressor and shows elevated health problems later in life.

The 27 club is a group of famous musicians (mostly)who died at the Age of 27 usually because they were wild and unruly. I figured that a huge number would be from divorce, but can't really tell because of lack of biographical detail provided on the Internet. There is a higher percentage of children of divorce in this group than, say, are politicians (my most recent research counted that only about 3-4 percent of the current congress grew up in divorce so it appears that political leadership does not appear to be a career choice for children of divorce). (Otis Redding was born in 1941 and died at age 26 so almost belonged in this group.)

First of all the sun sign stats for the 56 members of the 27 club that I found. Who's burning the candle at both ends? Surprise, it's The Tauruses followed by the Capricorns and the Sagittarians. I would expect the Sagittarians, but not the other two. Tauruses are very talented musicians what with being ruled by Venus and the sign which governs the voice.

Aries 3
Taurus 11
Gemini 4
Cancer 1
Leo 5
Virgo 5
Libra 2
Scorpio 3
Sagittarius 6
Capricorn 7
Aquarius 4
Pisces 5

The 27 club became a phenomenon when four 27 year old musicians died within two years of each other. These were Brian Jones who died on July 3, 1969, then Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison exactly 2 years later on July 3, 1971. These guys were born when there was a lot of outer planet sign changing going on. Saturn and Uranus were in and out of conjunction while changing signs from Taurus to Gemini when they were born. And Neptune changed from Virgo to Libra. 

The 27 club became more famous when Kurt Cobain died on April 5, 1994. His death was followed a couple of months later by Hole member Kristen Pfaff. Both of these people were intimately connected with Courtney Love, one was her husband and one was her bass player. All three were children of divorce, by the way.

Since the deaths come at the Age of 27 we expect that the secondary progressed Lunar Return is connected with their deaths. This occurs at Age 27. Moon rules public opinion so perhaps this explains why this age group stands out. According to the Wikipedia article on the 27 club no more deaths happen at age 27 than at any other age. This age just stands out, probably because of the deaths of the 4 famous musicians. Anyway, moon rules family and memory so this could explain a popular age for trauma to resurface for children of divorce. Moon rules the baby in us, so perhaps there is no need or ability to age beyond this point. In the charts I've looked at, the secondary progressed lunar return is definitely close by degree and is often connected with Pluto (death and fame), the Nodes (destiny) and the 8th house of fame and death. 

Also, at age 27 there is the third Lilith Return. Lilith would be quite prominent in the charts of rock musicians and addicts as she does like to express her wild side, doesn't she? Quite interesting to me at any rate is that of the 5 musicians who I verified come from divorce, 3 had gone through the Divorce at age 9 which is the time of the first Lilith Return. The first Nodal opposition happens at around this age (Moons Nodes). That adds some more lunar energy. Kids at this age of development will often internalize the idea of poise and popularity. So these musicians were hooked into those cycles. There is a lot of discussion about how traumatized Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse were by their parents divorce.

Children of Divorce who are members of the 27 Club.

Jimi Hendrix, born Nov. 27, 1942 Seattle, Washington 10:15 am
Parents divorced age 9
Death had prog. lunar Return conjunction Pluto and H8 cusp.

Kurt Cobain, born. February. 20, 1967 7:38 am Aberdeen, Washington
Parents divorced Age 9
Prog. lunar Return in Cancer. Natal moon out of bounds 27 degrees 31' in Cancer so really strong. Transiting Pluto in Scorpio con. T. north node in Scorpio conjunction natal Neptune in Scorpio in H8

Kristen Pfaff, b. May 26, 1967 Buffalo, NewYork
Parents divorced when very young

Jean-Michel Basquiat, born Dec. 22, 1960 Brooklyn, NY
Parents divorced age 8, might be more hooked into the Saturn cycle
Can't read my notes, sorry

Amy Winehouse, born Sept. 14, 1983 10:25 pm
Parents separated age 9
Prog. lunar Return conjunct transiting Pluto and H8 cusp. moon out of bounds 24degrees 18 ' moon most elevated planet in chart. Transiting Nodal Axis conjunct Asc/desc axis. Moon on ARies point at 1 Capricorn