Naked Songwriter Episode 4: THe Man Who Fell to Earth
Why David Bowie’s death affected us so deeply and how it fit perfectly with the alien themes in his natal horoscope. Plus, my acoustic guitar cover of Starman, one of those songs that “got me through” to now.
I didn’t mention this in the podcast, but David Bowie’s natal Mars is in the 17th degree of Capricorn conjunct his Sun in the 18th degree . Mars is the ruler of the 9th House in Bowie’s horoscope, the house of philosophy, wisdom and the visionary mind – what New Age people might call the Higher Self.
The Sabian symbol for Bowie’s Mars degree is: A repressed woman finds a psychological release in nudism. Dane Rudhyar said this degree symbolizes “freedom of the body as a means of overcoming the hypocrisy and constrictions of social behavior.” I would say Bowie did a pretty good job of fulfilling his mission of freeing us from arbitrary social constraints and societal limits.