The Astrology of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was born June 01, 1926 in Los Angeles California. This makes her a Sun Sign of Gemini. Gemini rules multiple things, and is symbolic of twins, so the fact that she was born with the name Norma Jean Baker and was married three times with three different married names, is very much Gemini.

Boredom, a common Gemini theme explains three marriages and divorces as her destiny, along with Jupiter in her seventh house of relationships would mean she attracted a lot of wealthy suitors interested in her and Jupiter type men including marriage partner, Joe Di Maggio a Sagittarius, born November 25. With the moon in her seventh house, relationships were very important to her and am certain she internalized/emoted frequently especially when they did not work out. The moon in the seventh house of marriage partners would also indicate she wanted to feel safe and secure with her marriage partners, partially because Monroe lacked a strong family foundation in her early years. Unfortunately, Aquarius ruled her seventh house cusp of marriage, so divorce or unexpected things happening around partnerships would be her destiny, including her highly publicized affair with John F. Kennedy.

Neptune in her first house of appearances explains the addictions the public and world had with her, and that she would appear on film. Further, it also would be part of the reasons she was addicted to pills and booze herself at times in her life and desired to sleep the day away. Neptune in the first makes you extra sensitive and many will seek therapy with Neptune in the first because Neptune rules depression, deception, addictions, not living in reality or wanting to escape, especially in Monroe’s first house, this would explain her wanting to escape from reality often. It is interesting that people would be addicted to her and for her to cope she would turn to addictive substances.

Next, her rising sign, the personality she showed upon first glimpse was in the entertainment ruled fire sign of Leo which would describe her as being the glamorous sex kitten and very much focused on her platinum blonde hair which was striking. It would also indicate the attention she would draw to herself and being overly dramatic and sometimes known to be difficult to work with, especially later in life.

As the most beautiful women in the world and sex symbol for her time, the chart indicates insecurity with herself and internal struggles and would explain her addictions. Born with a Moon Square Saturn aspect, Monroe would be very hard on her persona and experience family challenges her whole life, especially regarding her mother and probably very few people, except her therapists ever got to know the real heart and soul of America’s famous sex symbol.

Born with the Sun in the tenth house of how she was seen in the world, this indicates a famous aspect in the chart. With Chiron, the wounded healer conjunct the midheaven, she would be seen by the world as someone wounded for certain. Also, Venus conjunct the ascendant would again be a sign of her super femininity and beauty in the world. Taurus midheaven would mean making money would be important to her, and she would be seen in the world as someone who used her sexy sounding voice for her work.

The aspect of Saturn in Scorpio in the 4th house of home would confirm again the challenges in her home life and how difficult it would be for her to get stability in her home life during her lifetime.

Her karmic north node in Cancer in the twelfth house in her chart was asking her to head towards Cancer, and have stability and security in her home life as well as focus on her spirituality and getting healthy, but it was cut short when she passed unexpectedly of an overdose on August 5, 1962 and the very young age of thirty six. On the day of her passing, transiting Uranus was conjunct her natal Neptune in the first house and Transiting Neptune was conjunct her progressed Saturn in the fourth house of home, both indicators that she was not seeing herself clearly and that she was not feeling secure in her home. Additionally, unexpected things could happen to her around drugs or alcohol at the time of her passing. Perhaps this explains the theory that she could have died of an accidental overdose.

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