Aug 122014

If Robin Williams had come to me for an Astrology reading last week, I would have told him two major things.  First, Jupiter right now, is on his midheaven.  The midheaven is where you meet the outside world.  When the planet of expansion and good fortune sits up there, at the top of the chart, it means your name is in lights, and you are often noticed in a big way by a large audience. How ironic that it is through his death that this has occurred, and not through his brilliant work.  But in some ways it is perfectly timed, because right now he is probably bigger than he ever was…. and that is saying a lot since he was like a human meteroite. His career was headed for a time of great expansion and success. Whatever he was currently working on, might end up being one of his biggest hits.  The second thing I would have told him, is that Neptune is on his Moon. This is never an easy transit for someone suffering from addictions, because Neptune rules drugs and alcohol.  The Moon is your sensitive soft spot in a chart.  It is where you are emotional.  His Moon is in Pisces and if you look at this photo of him (it is very Neptunian to want to hide) his eyes are super soft and gentle.  This was a very tender hearted and emotionally kind man. When Neptune sits on anyone’s Moon it makes us emotionally unclear.  You can feel like drowning, or it can also mean intense creativity. It can also mean both at the same time.  One of my master teachers told me the other day, “When the planets come to visit, it is like having people over for dinner.  It can either go well or not.  It depends on how you treat them, what you feed them, and what guests you sit them next to.” So this transit did not have to be tragic.  An Astrologer can never tell how these “dinner guests” will behave.  Because his Moon is in the part of his chart relating to his home, I have a feeling something was profoundly sad or confusing for him at home.  We may never know why he took his life.  This was a man with such a sensitive soul that he clearly couldn’t take whatever pain he was dealing with. How ironic that he was born with only one planet in an Air sign, and he died from lack of air.  And guess which planet that was?  Neptune, of course.  His Neptune is in Libra, and Neptune is also locked up in his 12th house of secrets.  So what little Air he did have was not easy for him to access.  People with low Air often have trouble getting perspective.  They are not always light and breezy, and it is not simple for them to get the bird’s eye view on a situation.  Robin Williams was a very close friend of Christopher Reeve, who said the only reason he didn’t commit suicide (after his paralyzing accident) was because of the love of his wife.  If there is love, we can endure almost anything. Christopher Reeve said, “Your body is not who you are.  The mind and the spirit transcend the body.”  Robin Williams’ body may be gone, but his spirit lives on in his children, and in his incredible body of work, which will be enjoyed for generations to come.