Steve Jobs, former head of Apple Computing, died yesterday after battling pancreatic cancer since 2004. He was 56 years old.
I profiled Mr. Jobs back in 2009:
Jobs has an interesting chart with the Sun in Pisces. Pisces is the sign of spirituality and transcending the boundaries of ordinary physical reality. Pisces types are typically creative, inspirational, easygoing and meditative with a thirst for a spiritual experience. They are also emotional and can be quite sensitive. After dropping out of college, Jobs spent some time in 1974 backpacking through India, studying meditation and experimenting with psychedelic drugs.
Jupiter (optimism and confidence) is conjunct Uranus (innovation and radical behavior) in Jobs’ chart, signifying a person with a deeply restless nature, but also an innate ability to innovate and create. Mars (the planet that defines how we assert our will and express our aggressive instinct) in his chart is in Aries, the sign which it rules. That is an extremely forceful place for Mars to be; yet Jobs is a sensitive and easygoing Pisces.
Mars is afflicted in his chart: it is opposed by Neptune, the ruler of Pisces and a very watery planet – you know what happens when you pour a bucket of water (Neptune) over fire (Mars), the fire is likely to go out. Mars is also in a challenging aspect to the Jupiter/Uranus combination, which shows that Jobs can have a very short fuse, but he may not, with his strongly Piscean nature, be able to release that fiery expression very easily.
It is said of Steve Jobs that he makes his own rules, which we can see in the Mars (drive) square to Jupiter/Uranus (radical behavior), and that is can be a temperamental manager which […]