Leslie Nielsen, whose 60-year career saw his transformation from serious stage actor to hilarious funnyman in films like “Airplane” and the “Naked Gun” and “Police Squad” series, died peacefully in his sleep yesterday after a bout with pneumonia. He was 84.
84 corresponds to the number of years Uranus takes to travel around the Sun, and if we live to be 84 we will experience the Uranus Return, the time when Uranus returns to its place in the birthchart. Personal Uranus cycles occur every 21 years (ages 21, 42, 63 and 84) and because Uranus is the planet that inspires radical change and a revolutionary departure from the past these cycles are often marked by a significant event in our lives that changes us forever.
Mr. Nielsen’s Uranus return is actually over – he went through it last year and earlier this year. But Jupiter, which has been traveling in close tandem with Uranus, was in an exact conjunction with Uranus in his chart on the day that he died. Jupiter represents liberation and the freedom to begin a new adventure, and Jupiter alignments are often found at the time of death.
Even more significantly, though, is the transit of the Pluto/North Node conjunction over the ascendant of Mr. Nielsen’s chart at the time of death. (Data from Astrodatabank.) The ascendant describes the persona and the way in which we approach the world, but it also signifies the moment of birth. And in Mr. Nielsen’s case, the moment of death and returning to the Source from which he came.
Please enjoy this wonderful series of film clips from Leslie Nielsen’s phenomenal career.
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