Mozart – Sheer Genius – Astrology Musings

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was no mere child prodigy. In his short life he produced 41 symphonies, 17 piano sonatas, 20 operas… in fact around 600 works in total. He is, perhaps, the greatest known musical genius of all time.

He was born with Virgo rising, very useful for artists of all kinds, especially where attention to detail is paramount.

Astonishing talent, inherited genius

Astonishingly, the north node of the Moon – which along with the opposing south node, is often regarded as a karmic point in a birth chart – is virtually exactly conjunct his rising degree in Virgo and almost exactly opposite Uranus on the descendant in Pisces.

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Uranus is often equated with genius, amongst other things, and being exactly conjunct the south node, it symbolises a born genius, someone who has inherited some astonishing, unusual gift. However, it is one thing to have the potential, quite another to realise it. Thankfully for all of us, his talent was spotted early.

In astrological terms, one is supposed to head more towards the north nodal position in the ‘present’ life, in Mozart’s case, right on the ascending degree, meaning that he had to push himself forward, realise his unique ability in music and composition.

The Virgo Pisces axis is particularly symbolic here, with Uranus and descendant (DC) in vast, inspirational Pisces and the ascendant (AC) in exacting, attention to detail Virgo, the perfect axis for bringing spiritual dreams into earthly reality, in his case in the form of music.

A wellspring of inspiration from the subconscious

His ruling planet, Mercury, which is also house 10 and MC ruler (career/life direction), was found in Aquarius conjunct his Sun in house 6 – opposite Neptune in house 12.

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In many ways this substantiates the nodal position above on a different level. Here is the unconventional person (Aquarius), a natural workaholic too (Sun conjunct Mercury with Saturn nearby in house 6), but in contact with the spiritual numinous (Neptune) from the subconscious (house 12) in the form of music.

I find this remarkable and may attest, in astrological terms at least, to his genius and what the nature of it might be. His Venus trine Mars will also give him much creative energy and potential.

Another interesting feature of his chart, is the exact conjunction between the Moon and Pluto in Sagittarius in house 4, in good aspect to Jupiter in Libra in house 2. I think this basically represents an open, friendly manner, but probably with caustic edge at times. He would appear to have had a good sense of humour and keen on the odd bawdy joke. This aspect might also represent an interesting family and home life, plus ancestry.

copyright Francis Barker 2019

4 comments

  1. Russell Smith · September 26

    Born on June 21, 1962 in Paris, France, I am on the cusp of Gemini and Cancer. Would that play a role in us having such similar tastes? Like you, I am simply mad about both Mozart and Claude Monet! You may recall that I mentioned the later in my recent post, A New Look!

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  2. Leofwine Tanner · September 26

    Yes the older I get the more passionate I get about our European culture in general. Born on the cusp of Gemini Cancer ♋️ you might have a stellium of planets elsewhere so as to make the suns position less paramount. I have a prominent Mercury which has strong associations with Gemini, so if you are indeed strongly Geminian or have strong mercury then that may account for ‘similarities’. A liking for art and music, however, is very Venusian and neptunian

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  3. Russell Smith · September 26

    My Venus is in Leo, and I know what that means. Also, my moon is in Scorpio which isn’t very good.

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  4. Leofwine Tanner · September 27

    Venus in Leo, depending on aspects, should love life. Moon in Scorpio is deeply emotional but hard to fathom.

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