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).

1971: Joe Frazier Defeats Muhammad Ali

Joe Frazier white cartoon sketch on purple stucco backgroundAstrology and the Fight of the Century

Twenty-seven year-old heavyweight champion boxer Joe Frazier defeats defrocked champion Muhammad Ali in a unanimous decision at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Dubbed the “fight of the century”, Frazier knocks Ali down in the final round with a left hook to his chin. It is the first of three bouts he will have with Ali, and the only one he will win.

Transiting Uranus is conjunct Frazier’s natal Moon in Libra, indicating elevation in recognition and social status. Transiting Neptune and Jupiter in Sagittarius are opposite natal Uranus and Mars in Gemini, signifying the national symbolic value to his triumph against an anti-establishment figure like Ali.

Horoscope Bi-Wheel

Joe Frazier Astrology Bi-Wheel Chart Transits for Ali Bout in 1971

Transiting Uranus (outer wheel, top) conjunct natal Moon in Libra (inner wheel, top). Transiting Neptune and Jupiter in Sagittarius (outer wheel, upper left) opposite natal Uranus and Mars in Gemini (inner wheel, lower right)