Horoscopes continue after the people who lived them have passed on, especially where their personal and professional affairs are concerned. We can clearly see this in the legal proceedings for music superstar Prince’s estate.
By any measure, Prince Rogers Nelson had a remarkable horoscope, reflected in the uniquely multitalented man. He worked out of his home studio, and created, produced, arranged and performed almost all the music in his recordings. With a Scorpio Ascendant, he had tremendous drive, and both rulers are in a tight inconjunct aspect – Mars in Aries conjoining the 5th house of creativity and Pluto in Leo closely conjunct the MC.
But Pluto is also part of a T-square with focal point Mercury in Gemini in the 7th and the Moon in Pisces conjunct the 4th house cusp. Prince reached a wide audience, but also had relationship issues, going so far as to change his identity for a period of time due to contractual disagreements. Prince’s Neptune in the 12th was also the focal point of a yod with Mercury and Mars, showing his wonderful imagination and how he was able to direct it into creative projects.
He died on April 21, 2016 from an accidental drug overdose. He was 58 at the time and had not left a Will. Traditionally, the 4th house shows the “end of the matter.” In an individual’s chart, it also indicates one’s home, property or land – what we might call his estate. This is where we look to see what happens to the stuff we leave on earth.
The Pisces Moon on the 4th house cusp shows Prince’s vast, multitudinous properties, born of his creative imagination – estimated at $200 million. The star had two marriages which both ended earlier in his life, and he had no children. So his estate is divided among his closest relatives – six siblings. Siblings are ruled by both Mercury and Gemini, and these family members have now become has partners, all trying to look out for their own interests and determine how best to proceed.
The patterns that made Prince such a dynamic artist also challenge the resolution of his estate. As one might imagine with the Moon opposite Pluto and so much property at stake, 45 parties came forward with claims. The judge has rejected most of them, but some have appealed his decision. The estate could easily take many years to resolve.
Prince is experiencing his Saturn return throughout 2017, which should help move things forward and confirm the judge’s order. But transiting Neptune squaring his 8th house Sun from the 4th seems to be the significator for the complicated estate proceedings, which have been both numerous and costly. The Neptune transit won’t be complete until early 2020, when the court should get beyond much of the confusion.
Uranus will trine Prince’s Midheaven during 2018 to early 2019, which could bring some surprising developments. The estate is already planning on releasing new albums and concert films.
Prince was born on June 7, 1958 at 6:17 PM according to his birth record on Astrodatabank.