Corresponding to the overdose of “medicines” to assist him to sleep, was the Jupiter/Neptune Conjunction from the 12th house of hidden procedures, in Transit Opposite Michael Jackson’s natal Retrograde Mercury, shown by the red lines in the chart. Also blurring his awareness is the natal Sun/Moon Opposition especially when the Moon is Conjunct the Ascendant. Moon on the Ascendant shows that his perspective is caught up in his own and very limited scope of experience. The Moon needs to be further through the houses to show a sense of having been through enough to make decisions based on previous consequences.
The Opposition of the Lights indicates inner conflict concerning being true to himself as opposed to his need to fulfill the public demands on him. The Sun is the self’s Purpose, which is its keyword and the Moon represents his Feelings towards others in general. The T-Cross to a High Focus Saturn on the midheaven gives testimony to the influence of the father in terms of his connection to the outside world and career, and is virtually why he was catapulted into the public eye. Having a Conjunction of a planet with the Midheaven brings it into High Focus, and that planet being Point Focus of a T-Cross as well is a striking Aspect leaning toward potentials for fame.
The natal Sun Conjunct Pluto, shown circled in orange, is another indicator of profound influence on others. The a Sun/Pluto Conjunction stands for the King Complex and in Michael’s case he was literally the King of Pop. Elvis, the King of Rock n’ Roll has the power of the Sun/Pluto Opposition as another variation of the King Complex and its ability to influence a generation. The power of Pluto is shown in that Mercury and Venus are prodding the planet as well.
There are multiple Conjunctions of planets around the wheel in Michael’s chart and some in Elvis’ chart also. This emphasizes the ultra strength of combined planetary energies as directed outward to impress upon others the native’s potentials. In both cases, the performers influence penetrated deep into the public’s psyche and on a global scale.
The Stellium of planets in the 6th house in Michael’s chart shows that there is more effort than usual needed to achieve his potentials, with continual adjustments in self required while finding his place in the background scheme of things. Planets in the 6th house require the native to carve out a place in life through plain and simple hard work. For Michael, the 6th also points to misfit idiosyncrasies and unusual illnesses and accidents that followed him throughout his climb to success, and this includes his failure to sustain the rigorous routine that led ultimately to his untimely end through drug addiction.
The Progressed Moon just leaving a two month Square to natal Jupiter in the 8th house of ultimate transitions, is the indicator of the inner stress and outer excess the singer endured in the months leading up to his death.