Sunday, January 26, 2014

Capricorn Jupiter Rising in the Chart of Lenny Bruce; the Mask of the Fallen Philosopher

Brenda used to pick up money every night for the club.  Lenny was staying at a motel nearby, so she’d pick him up too and drive him to work.  One evening they were passing a field full of flowers and Lenny yells, “Stop the car!”  He jumps out and starts running across the field, leaping around in the flowers and rolling in them and yelling gibberish.  Brenda thought he was insane; she didn’t realize he was high and just wanted to roll around in some flowers like any other junkie.  Then he got back in the car and they went to the club.     
                                                          From Last Words by George Carlin
                                                                                         And Tony Hendra

Progressed chart for April 1951 arrested for deceptive money making scheme

Above is the chart for the month he was arrested for soliciting contributions to a charitable organization and pocketing over 50% of the income.

Moon in Virgo in 9th house of publication is a soul developing critical intellect through social justice.  No, you don't see his moon in Virgo in the above chart, we're talking now about his natal chart at the bottom of the post.

That moon in Virgo had been lined up with Neptune, the planet of collective vision, 16 hours before Lenny’s birth, so his soul was operating under the immediate influence of his generation’s great dreams.  While Neptune was at 24degrees Leo, those dreams concerned the worker’s understanding of entertainment and gross (as in mundane or pertaining to the real world) self expression. 

Libra Mars in the 10th house of career had been passed by Sun back in Virgo (September) and at his birth the hero was one third of a sign behind the king (sun).  Lotta Libra!  Mars, Sun and Mercury.  Very balanced spirit, mind and inner soldier.  Even under attack, the hero can grasp the legitimate concerns of the attacker when Mars is in Libra, especially during the period when the big kahuna is passing through with clerk of court handily nearby.  Very civilized. 

And yet….there not far ahead in the zodiac is Saturn in Scorpio in the 11th house of reputation and peers, an authority figure digging up the dirt and sifting for ballistic evidence of past battles. 

Finally, in the last house of fate and dreams is Sagittarian Venus, in the early stage (2degrees) of the zealous search for truth; this ruler of kindness and harmony is locked away in some institution or disabled through his/her own devotion to reform.

But back to the beginning, the first to rise in the east is Jupiter in Capricorn, taking chances with tradition and institutions. Jupiter in Capricorn is the teenager, the prophet, the philosopher, inside the social machine of shoulds, better nots and character shaping consequences.

In the house of communication, or language learned in childhood, is Uranus, the planet of social revolution in Pisces, the sign of compassion.

Pluto, the foundling that rose to stardom in the solar system, and then got demoted when the same strong telescopes that detected its distant reflection began to see numerous fragments of similarly small consequence as individuals; Pluto, named after the Greek god of the underworld had been in Cancer since the beginning of WW1  The planet of little consequence was almost half way through its long passage in the sign of the family and nationalism, in the section of Cancer associated with change, the Sagittarian duad or dodecatemoria, a romantically idealistic stage in the zodiac, a passionate nurturer of the exile. At the moment of Lenny’s birth in Mineola, NY Pluto was about to set on the western horizon, the area of the sky called the house of partnerships.  

I am posting both his natal chart and the chart progressed for the month he was arrested for a deceptive money making scheme, the Brother Mathias Foundation scam.      
The progressed chart at top of this post shows Jupiter exactly on his Capricorn ascendant.  Jupiter the teenager/prophet is in its fall in the sign of tradition and consequences; so this chart for the month he was arrested is a good example of the mask (ascendant) of a fallen gypsy.