1927: Mae West Sentenced to Jail

Mae West white cartoon sketch on pink stucco background.Astrology and Defiance

Thirty-four year-old actress Mae West is sentenced to ten days jail on obscenity charges. Her play, Sex, which she wrote and starred in, has scandalized New York, particularly due to her dancing the “shimmy” during her performance, a jazz dance belonging to black culture.

Transiting Neptune is conjunct West’s natal Sun in Leo, reflecting her central role in testing the boundaries of taboo in the Jazz Age. Transiting Pluto is conjunct natal Venus post-retrograde in Cancer, signifying the attempted repression of an artist. The transiting North Node and Mars are conjunct the natal Moon in Cancer, square transiting Uranus and Mercury in Aries, indicating a defiant champion of resistance to class conflict and exploitation.

Neptune conjunct Sun

Mae West astrology bi-wheel chart with transits for her 1927 obscenity conviction

Transiting Neptune (outer wheel, bottom center) conjunct natal Sun in Leo (inner wheel, bottom center). Transiting Pluto (outer wheel, lower left) conjunct natal Venus post-retrograde in Cancer (inner wheel, lower left). Transiting Uranus and Mercury in Aries (outer wheel, upper right), square transiting North Node and Mars (outer wheel, lower left) conjunct natal Moon in Cancer (inner wheel, lower left).

1993: David Lee Roth Arrested in Pot Bust

David Lee Roth white cartoon sketch on red stucco backgroundAstrology and Ambushes

Thirty-eight year-old former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth is arrested alongside twenty-four other people, for purchasing a small quantity of marijuana from a dealer in Washington Square Park. The bust is part of a routine police narcotics sweep. He is given a summons ordering him to appear in court, where he will pay a fine.

The transiting Sun in Aries is opposite Roth’s natal Neptune in Libra, indicating vulnerability to ambush. This opposition is square transiting Mars and natal Uranus and Jupiter in Cancer, and transiting Neptune and Uranus and natal Mars in Capricorn, forming a grand cardinal cross, signifying a show of defiance.

Sun opposite Neptune

David Lee Roth astrology bi-wheel chart with transits for drug bust.

Transiting Sun in Aries (outer wheel, upper right) opposite natal Neptune in Libra (inner wheel, lower left). Both are square transiting Mars (outer wheel, upper left) and natal Uranus and Jupiter in Cancer (inner wheel, upper left), and transiting Neptune and Uranus (outer wheel, lower right) and natal Mars in Capricorn (inner wheel, lower right).

1965: Frank Zappa Arrested for Making Pornography

Frank Zappa white cartoon sketch on blue stucco background.Astrology and Corruption

Twenty-four year-old recording studio owner Frank Zappa is arrested for making a pornographic audio recording in San Bernardino, after an undercover policeman hires him to do so. Facing a maximum sentence of twenty years, he serves ten days in jail and is given three years probation. The setup opens his eyes to the corrupt ploys of local law enforcement.

Transiting Uranus and Mars retrograde in Virgo are opposite transiting Saturn in Pisces, resonating with Zappa’s natal Mars-Uranus opposition in Scorpio-Taurus, signifying a politically awakening experience. Transiting Neptune is conjunct natal Mars in Scorpio, opposite transiting Jupiter and natal Uranus in Taurus, indicating his being targeted by misguided authority.

Saturn opposite Uranus-Mars

Frank Zappa astrology bi-wheel chart depicting transits for his arrest.

Transiting Saturn in Pisces (outer wheel, bottom) opposite transiting Uranus and Mars retrograde in Virgo (outer wheel, top), resonating with natal Mars in Scorpio (inner wheel, left center) opposite natal Uranus in Taurus (inner wheel, right center). Transiting Neptune (outer wheel, left center) conjunct natal Mars in Scorpio (inner wheel, left center), opposite transiting Jupiter (outer wheel, right center) conjunct natal Uranus in Taurus (inner wheel, right center).

1987: Jim Bakker Resigns from PTL

Jim Bakker white cartoon sketch on green stucco backgroundAstrology and Evangelicals

Forty-seven year-old television Christian evangelical minister Jim Bakker resigns from his position as President of the PTL Club. It has been discovered that he raped church secretary Jessica Hahn in 1980, and subsequently paid her $265,000 in hush money. It will soon surface that Bakker has embezzled millions of dollars from his ministry.

Transiting Mars is conjunct Bakker’s natal Uranus in Taurus, square transiting Venus in Aquarius, signifying shocking revelations of moral and sexual impropriety. Transiting Uranus is conjunct natal Mercury in Sagittarius, square natal Neptune in Virgo, indicating a sudden change in social status as a result of hidden facts becoming public knowledge.

Mars conjunct Uranus

Astrology bi-wheel chart for Jim Bakker, depicting transits for his resignation as President of the PTL Club

Transiting Mars (outer wheel, bottom) conjunct natal Uranus in Taurus (inner wheel, bottom), square transiting Venus in Aquarius (outer wheel, left). Transiting Uranus (outer wheel, top) conjunct natal Mercury in Sagittarius (inner wheel, top), square natal Neptune in Virgo (inner wheel, top right)

2007: Snoop Dogg Arrested in Sweden

Snoop Dogg white cartoon sketch with yellow highlights on a black backgroundAstrology and Hip Hop

Thirty-five year-old hip hop star Snoop Dogg is arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs while in a car driving through Stockholm, Sweden. Having performed a few hours earlier on a double bill with Diddy, a stop on their European Pass the Puff tour, Snoop is held in custody overnight. It is his third drug-related arrest in five months.

Transiting Saturn in Leo is opposite transiting Neptune and Snoop’s natal Mars in Aquarius, indicating a lifestyle that is open to scrutiny and exposure. Transiting Mars in Aquarius is square natal Venus in Scorpio, signifying a boost to the rapper’s reputation and credibility as a bona fide outlaw.

Neptune conjunct Mars

Astrology bi-wheel chart for Snoop Dogg and the transits for his arrest in Stockholm, Sweden

Transiting Saturn in Leo (outer wheel, bottom) opposite transiting Neptune (outer wheel, top) and natal Mars in Aquarius (inner wheel, top). Transiting Mars in Aquarius (outer wheel, top) square natal Venus in Scorpio (inner wheel, right center)

1970: Suzanne Somers Arrested for Writing Bad Checks

Suzanne Somers white cartoon sketch on green stucco backgroundAstrology and Debt

Twenty-three year-old aspiring actress and model Suzanne Somers is arrested in San Francisco for writing bad checks totalling $100. After being booked, printed, and strip searched, she avoids prosecution by covering her debts and costs.

Transiting Neptune is conjunct Somers’ natal Venus in Sagittarius, while transiting Uranus is conjunct natal Neptune in Libra, indicating potential detachment from reality, and a period of reassessing self-worth. Transiting Mars and Saturn are conjunct in Taurus, square natal Saturn in Leo, and opposite both transiting and natal Jupiter in Scorpio, signifying a hard life lesson on personal accountability through crisis.

Jupiter conjunct Jupiter

Astrology bi-wheel chart of Suzanne Somers and transits for her 1970 arrest

Transiting Mars and Saturn in Taurus (outer wheel, upper right) opposite transiting Jupiter (outer wheel, lower left) and natal Jupiter in Scorpio (inner wheel, lower left). Transiting Neptune (outer wheel, lower left) conjunct natal Venus in Sagittarius (inner wheel, lower left)

1997: Mary Kay Letourneau Arrested for Statutory Rape

Mary Kay Letourneau Red Stamp Astrology Horoscopes Nick Dagan BestThirty-five year-old high school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau, visibly pregnant, is arrested for having had sexual relations with her thirteen year-old student. A married mother of four, the crisis echoes a scandal fifteen years earlier involving her father, arch-conservative California state senator John Schmitz, who had secretly fathered two children with a former student of his.

Transiting Mercury and Venus in Aquarius, representing young love, are opposite Letourneau’s natal Uranus in Leo, signifying her arrest and the sensational news stories it inspires. Transiting Neptune is conjunct natal Mars in Capricorn, reflecting the adult woman’s infatuation with her adolescent lover.

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Transiting Mercury and Venus in Aquarius (outer wheel, top right) opposite natal Uranus in Leo (inner wheel, bottom left). Transiting Neptune (outer wheel, bottom right) conjunct natal Mars in Capricorn (inner wheel, bottom right)