A tribute to Freddie Mercury – An Icon of our times – June Pride Month
Freddie Mercury was born on 5th September 1946 in the early hours of the morning, in Zanzibar, Tanzania. There is no clear record of his birth time, however some astrologers have predicted it to be around 5:10am.
Freddie’s sun sign was Virgo, it is known for its perfection. This is apparent as his work was to a standard that many artists have not accomplished. He reached the dizziest heights of stardom. With Mercury, (the planet of communication) in Virgo, his communication skills were impeccable. This came across in his song writing and also in the perfect way he would perform on stage. His message was clearly communicated to his audience and he received great adoration and love from his fans.
With Freddie’s flamboyant sense of dress as seen in the public eye, and also his accomplishments you could easily predict that the planet Uranus would be in a key position in his birth chart. Uranus is associated with being a creative genius, it brings with it the energy of originality and eccentricity. With Uranus in Gemini, the sign of the shapeshifter, exuberance and partying it is a perfect placing for our Freddie.
If Freddie was born at around 5:10am we could concur that the planet Uranus was in his tenth house of career. To put it simply, his career was coloured by being an inventor of fashion, of music, of writing, his gender identity and so much more. As this is the case, his predicted birth time could well be accurate.
Freddie was born with his Moon in Sagittarius and the song,’ I want to break free’, released in 1984 by his band Queen sums up his placing well. The Moon is all about how we express ourselves and also how we feel. With it being placed in Sagittarius, the constellation relating to freedom and high principles, it is clear from his life history that Freddie valued his freedom beyond love and beyond his experiences. Most Sagittarians recognise their need to feel free, and yet those with a moon placing in Sagittarius will sense it even more deeply. This can lead to many Sagittarians leading unconventional lives. As did our Freddie.
Long before Pride, came Freddie Mercury. Freddie Mercury today is an iconic figure for Pride. Members of the LGBT community relate to Freddie on so many levels.
Freddie loved everyone with a passion. This would make sense with his Mars (the planet of passion), Venus (the planet of love), and Jupiter (the planet of flamboyance and generosity) being placed in the sign of Libra. Librans are interested in harmony, in balance and oneness with the world. They are the peacemakers of the zodiac that bring everyone together.
It is of no surprise then that Freddie Mercury and his band Queen, were involved with Bob Geldof’s live aid concert; one of the greatest concerts ever staged on 13 July 1985, which raised £127 million for famine aid in Africa.
Freddie Mercury’s part in this concert was remembered by Bob Geldof who said:
“It was the perfect stage for Freddie: the whole world”
Their impact was summed up by Geldof. “Queen were absolutely the best band of the day,” the Live Aid organizer said. “They played the best, had the best sound, used their time to the full.”
Freddie Mercury was the singer and songwriter of the band Queen, but remarkably he has a link with astrology and astronomy to this day. An asteroid between Mars and Jupiter was named Freddie Mercury in his memory by his lead guitarist, and also astrophysicist Dr Brian May CBE. It was documented by the media in memory of his 70th birthday on 5th September 2016.
As it is June Pride month, we can raise a toast to Freddie for his extraordinary contribution to music and celebrate his life as an LGBT figure. His name will forever exist in our skies. It’s a fit tribute to his stardom.