I reluctantly took a look at Michael Jackson’s death chart, which is based on a reported 2:26 pm death time. We are still tracking down the particulars of that time, but it seems to be dependable. [Tracy and Cam independently verified that this is the time he was pronounced dead. By all the reports I’ve read, he was dead when paramedics arrived at his home. So this is called a ‘stated time’ chart — it’s not the time he actually died, it’s the time doctors said he was dead, which is a well-established category of data. The 911 call went in at 12:21 pm PDT.]
The story is not as simple as we are being told. Maybe I am prejudiced because (lacking a cable connection in my studio) I clicked in MSNBC’s streaming video and then took a nap, where I was treated (in a semi-conscious state) to hearing the sobbing lawyer tell his story several times, and Al Sharpton’s news conference in Harlem, and so on.
But the astrology is what it is. Jackson’s death chart contains a precise T-square: the Leo Moon is making a square to the Venus/Mars conjunction — it’s less than one degree from a perfect square to Mars in Taurus. Venus and Mars rule the 2nd and 8th houses of the chart and they are on the 8th house cusp. So the chart is very much about the nature and cause of death, a theme of the 8th — and the transiting Moon points right to the central issue. The 8th is also about legacies and inheritances.
More to the point, the Moon is opposing Nessus in Aquarius by one third of a degree — 17+ Leo to 17+ Aquarius. The reason this sends chills down my neck is because the whole subtext of Jackon’s life was his sexual obsession with children. Nessus is about potentially inappropriate sexual contacts. That is my polite, open-ended enough to protect the innocent way of saying it. And the Leo Moon is EXACTLY opposite Nessus in Aquarius. That is the most precise aspect happening at the time of his death, using a basic expanded set of planets and points (24 in all).
Nearby in the house of gambling, art, children and sex (the 5th) we find the triple conjunction of Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune — only with all three planets retrograde in this house, in this chart, it looks really messy. Isabel Hickey noted that the 5th is the house of what she called esoteric karma — I read that as hidden karma. This would be a great way to describe the superstar himself.
I don’t see the involvement of drugs straight away. He obviously had drugs in his system (he was prescribed a lot of them, by all reports) but this looks like an actual heart failure, since the Leo Moon is the operative planet; Leo being the sign of the heart.