Retirement Planning with Iggy Pop

Apparently Iggy Pop wants to know if his new album will be successful and has been consulting tarot readers. According to this video, he wants his new album “to sell.” He says he “could sure use a hit.”

That sounds like the wish of a businessman, not a rock star. Makes sense for a guy with sun and moon in Taurus (according to Astrotheme) who enjoys luxury and material goods. Mr. Pop is possibly broke.

While Jupiter was transiting Taurus in from June 2011 to June 2012, Iggy may have had some windfalls of material gain. Today the astrological landscape is a bit different.

Saturn is transiting Scorpio creating a tense T-square with the sensual and material sun/moon (in Taurus) and the controlling and self-centered Saturn/Pluto in Leo. Saturn will conjunct natal Jupiter in Scorpio in fall of 2014.

The Scorpio/Taurus opposition creates a complicated financial situation. Pop may have some gains, but he may also find that his assets have lost value. In the case of Pop, his asset is his identity and he may be facing some unpleasant realities about time and space. Trying to sell an “album,” for example, is a bit dated.

Pop might do better selling his identity than selling music. Identities can be “monetized” these days in many ways: action figures, motivational speaking, reality shows, clothing lines, perfume, food, grills, theme parks and much more!

If Pop were to invest his identity through material means, I would suggest he involve his chart’s Taurus/Leo T-square and create the Iggy Pop Resort in Las Vegas.

Taurus likes material comfort and Leo likes grandeur. It’s the perfect way to remain a “name” and also “sell” stuff. Vegas is the perfect place for Pop’s energy. The resort would be big as everything in Vegas is monster-sized (appealing to both Taurus and Leo), ostentatious (Leo) with a few wild animals in the lobby (T-square tension).

Everything would be soft and comfortable with minimal effort exerted to derive pleasure. That means “you know what” would be encouraged here, maybe even the goal. OHA dares not speak the word, but suffice to say Charlie Sheen would like this resort.

This advice is free, as that is the kind of good OHA promotes, so pricey astrological consulting fees won’t threaten the profitability of the venture.

Escape from the body

Having seen Pop in the late 1980s, I was convinced his thrashing energy was due to something like the electrical energy that you see with Mars or Uranus. By the way, I think I blew an eardrum at that concert and should get some proceeds from the new album to cover the cost of all that I haven’t heard in the last 20 years.

Pop does have Mars and Mercury in Aries, but I think the thrashing is really about that T-square of Taurus and Leo. I’m wondering if he’s trying to get out of his body. He seems like a cartoon character that is trying to push its colors outside of the lines.

Taurus, Leo and Scorpio are fixed signs which are intense, focused and set in their ways. Fixed signs make great leaders because of this unwavering focus. If you’re not in a position to rule a small Communist island nation, too much fixed energy can create a bit of rigidity seen as uncooperative.

The moon in Taurus is considered its exaltation. The moon is where we react and Taurus is slow to react thereby calming the emotions. Taurus moon is a deep pool of water that ripples at the top from the wind, but not below the surface.

The princess and the pea, where the princess can feel a pea 20 mattresses deep is more like a Pisces or Virgo moon, so sensitive to the environment that they are like embodied emotional allergies.

Taurus moon, on the other hand, is not sensitive in that way and can drink its liquor straight. Because of that calmness, I find Taurus moon likes extreme sports. I think it’s because they have such thick skin, it takes a stronger force to feel what others feel more easily.

Possibly Pop’s extreme thrashing is simply a way to feel the pulse of the music. Others tap their foot for the same effect.

The thrashing might also be a way to push that T-square energy out and relax.

If the Astrotheme horoscope is correct, transiting Pluto in Capricorn is in Pop’s sixth house of health. Capricorn rules skin, teeth, bones and knees. Pop may be having health problems in these areas. This transiting Pluto is squaring natal Neptune in Libra in the third so the problems might be due to smoking (Libra being an air sign indicates something with breathing) or some other toxin in the immediate environment (third house being neighbors, siblings and neighborhood).

Pluto square the natal “make love not war” Neptune in Libra placement suggests some problems with a romantic partner.

Transiting Jupiter is completing its passage through Gemini this month, passing over Pop’s Uranus in Gemini. May will be a fun month, but then Jupiter will be hanging out in Pop’s twelfth house for a year. Pop may be spending more time at home than he expects.

Retirement planning

In summary, Pop’s album may do well in the first couple months of release, but probably won’t relieve him of his financial obligations. By fall 2014, money owed will come due. Health problems may also prohibit Pop from thrashing on stage which is his signature behavior.

If Pop is planning for retirement, he may want to consider other things to sell besides music. Because Taurus is an earth sign, it tends to approach the world from a material point-of-view. Pop wants to sell an “album,” a physical thing that no longer exists.

Pop might want to consult with air sign friends who sense opportunity in the air and know how to sell things in a non-tangible form or can help merge tangible and non-tangible. Music, for example, is what Pop is truly selling and music is now sold in bytes, not on plastic.

With Saturn transiting Scorpio in the fourth and fifth houses, debts from home expenditures, romance and children are coming due. It’s time for Pop to have a more creative approach to solving his financial problems.

Pop might be helped by his own Venus in Pisces which is hanging out in his intense chart promoting a more gentle and fluid approach to life.

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About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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