Birth data: June 21, 1982 at 4.40am PDT (38N26; 122W43) (AA-2)
His chart’s astrodyne report
His dominant planet–key decanate profile
The Sun and Moon in Jussie Smollett’s birth chart are in the third decanate of Gemini so his I think individuality and mentality are defined by reason.
Smollett is mentally restless – a thinker who relies chiefly upon reason – and his thoughts move in the direction of big events. But his heavy reliance on deductive reasoning tends to narrow his field of vision and encourages self-centeredness. He can avoid this destructive tendency by elevating his thoughts and developing idealism in a worthwhile cause outside of himself.
The ascendant is in the second decanate of Gemini so his I think personality is defined by fidelity.
It’s an outstanding feature of his decanate profile and Smollett is faithful to his companions and high ideals. He’ll give a personal best performance when he champions a progressive cause and works to get it acknowledged and accepted.
Mercury in house 12 (self-undoing, disappointment and crime) is in the first decanate of Gemini so his I think way of perceiving and communicating is defined by intuition.
Smollett is a very clever thinker whose instant insights can perceive all the aspects of a problem or proposal and sequence them into their proper order.
Mercury the cusp ruler of house 1 in house 12 can see him restricted and isolated – even imprisoned. When he's alone he thinks a lot about his secret life, sorrows and disappointments. He has secret enemies who can do him harm.
The Moon – planet of curiosity, music and notoriety – is his dominant planet and he’s adaptable, impressionable and likes being before the public.
Inconstancy and fickleness are big problems and he needs to develop perseverance, stick to a single endeavor and trust his intuitions rather than his objective thoughts.
The Sun-Moon conjunction is trine (luck) Jupiter – planet of good fortune – in house 6 (work); and opposition Neptune – planet of schemes and dramatic talent – in house 7 (his relations with partners and the public).
Pluto in house 5 conciliates the Sun-Moon-Neptune opposition and his stage and film work (house 5) allows him to mitigate the high-stress discord that he’s inclined to attract in his relations with partners.
With 6 planets and the ascendant and Midheaven in air signs Smollett lives on a mental plane and his nature lacks emotion and practicality.
Chart data: Victor E quotes birth certificate – birth place is Santa Rosa, California.
His chart has a ± two minute margin of error and at 4.40.24 Scorpio and Taurus moved to the cusps of houses 6 and 12 respectively and at 4.41.57 Jupiter moved to house 5.
Jussie Smollett became an actor and singer.
He began his acting career as a child, appearing in the films The Mighty Ducks (1992) and Rob Reiner’s North (1994).
In 2014, he was cast as Jamal Lyon—a gay musician who struggles to gain the approval of his father – in the Fox drama series Empire.
In February 2015, he signed a recording contract with Columbia Records; and in March 2015, he released his debut album, Sum of My Music, through his own label, Music of Sound.
Smollett then made national and international headlines when he said that he was attacked (Mars) in the early morning of January 29, 2019 in a hate crime (Mars-Pluto) in Chicago’s, Streeterville neighborhood.
Democrat presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Cory Booker both described the attack as an attempted modern-day lynching. And President Trump when asked about the attack said ‘I think that’s horrible.’
Then, on February 20, 2019, Smollett was indicted (house 7), for disorderly conduct consisting of allegedly paying two Nigerian-American brothers to stage a fake (Neptune) hate crime assault on him and filing a false (Neptune) police report.
The Chicago PD believed that he staged the attack as a publicity stunt (Midheaven) meant to further his career, as he was not satisfied with his salary (house 2).
On February 22 he was suspended from Empire and won’t be in the final two episodes of the latest series.
On March 26, 2019 Smollett’s defense team (house 7) reached a deal with prosecutors, in which all charges were dropped in return for him performing community service and forfeiting his $10,000 bond (house 2).
On March 27, it was announced that the FBI (house 12) would be investigating as to why the charges were dismissed.
On April 12, 2019, the city of Chicago filed a lawsuit (house 7) in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Smollett for the cost incurred investigating the alleged attack, specified in the complaint as $130,105.15.
Biographical data is from his Wikipedia entry.
Jussie Smollett’s chart progressed to January 29, 2019
Progressed Midheaven at 24 Pisces 08 in house 11 had moved to form an obstacle (square) aspect with progressed Neptune – planet of schemes and stunts – at 24 Sagittarius 41R in house 7 (his relations with the public); and an inconjunct aspect with birth chart Pluto – planet of crime – at 24 Libra 10R in house 5 (risks).
Progressed Venus at 8 Cancer 56 in house 2 (his income stream) had moved to form an obstacle (square) aspect with birth chart Mars – planet of violent attacks, hate, strife and the police – at 9 Libra 04 in house 5.
And progressed Mars at 26 Libra 25 in house 5 had moved to form an agitation (sesquisquare) aspect with birth chart ascendant (him).
Progressed Moon at 8 Scorpio 28 in house 6 (the police) had moved to form a sesquisquare aspect with progressed Midheaven at 24 Pisces 08 stimulating the progressed Midheaven-progressed Neptune square; and a trine aspect with progressed Venus and a semisextile aspect with birth chart Mars and a parallel aspect with progressed Mars stimulating their progressed square aspect.
Progressed Moon was parallel birth chart Jupiter – planet of legal matters and good fortune – in house 6 (the police) and cusp ruler of house 7 (law suits); and on February 2 progressed Moon moved to form a semisquare aspect with progressed Neptune in house 7.
The astro-evidence indicates that under the influence of the two high-discord progressed square aspects he concocted a scheme (Neptune) that went all wrong and got into more strife (Mars) than he ever imagined.
Jupiter’s influence in having all charges dropped in return for him performing community service and forfeiting his bond can’t be underestimated. The Sun-Moon conjunction in his chart is exactly trine (luck) Jupiter in house 6.
Smollett’s transit progressed chart - January 29, 2019
Transit Sun and Mercury in house 9 were inconjunct progressed Venus in house 2 and trine birth chart Mars in house 5 activating the major Venus-Mars square aspect.
Transit Venus in house 7 was conjunction progressed Neptune and square progressed Midheaven in house 11 activating the major Midheaven-Neptune square aspect.
And transit ascendant in house 6 was opposition birth chart ascendant and semisquare progressed Mars in house 5 activating the major Mars-ascendant sesquisquare aspect.
The major progressed aspects mapped the disastrous life changing event and the transit progressed aspects on January 29, 2019 timed its occurrence.
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