Gordon Lightfoot is a Canadian Legend that never seems to give up. He is
born under the suborn sign of Scorpio, Scorpio rising with Moon in Libra.
He is born November 17, 1938 and turns 79 in 2017. Any astrologer who
looks at his chart knows this lifetime would be difficult.
1974 started him off with a string of hits including “Sundown”, “The Wrecking of the Edmund”, “If you could read my Mind” and so many more.
It was in 1966 that he got his first major record deal after having spent time in California. He moved to Los Angeles in 1958 but returned to Toronto in 1962.
His astrological chart has Uranus in Taurus and Saturn in Aries both in their Fall and Uranus is conjunct the South Node showing ups and downs in past lives with money and marriage. Mercury, Neptune and Mars are
in their detriment. He has no planets in their dignity or exaltation. How on Earth did he ever get a lucky break and make it big with so many planets in their fall/detriment?
It is the Yod (Finger of God) which has a sextile between Mars in Libra and
Mercury in Sagittarius both inconjunct his Uranus in Taurus conjunct his
South Node. Past life talents using his hands as an artist and the ability to communicate a higher romantic message with Mercury sextile to Mars.
Yod's can either make you or break you. In Gordon's case it made him a star. He also has the part of fortune in his 10th house of vocation conjuncting both his Moon in Libra and Neptune in Virgo. Moon in the 10th house often gives public recognition even thou he is a very private Scorpio.
It is the double Scorpio, Sun and rising both in Scorpio, as well as his North Node in the 12th house and Mercury in the first house, all in Scorpio, that allows him to transform himself at any point in his life. Scorpio is passionate.
Scorpions by nature are very hard to kill. Exterminators have had problems with them in the past. Lighting them on fire, freezing them in ice blocks and putting them in water only to find them still live. They are invincible. That is the long 50 years of Gordon Lightfoot's continued career in the mist of drinking in the past and health issues. He refuses to stop performing. God bless him.
Scorpio is the water sign. The Wrecking of the Edmund is about a ship being submerged in the ocean and killing the crew on board. Two elements are well know to the sign of Scorpio. Water, birth/death.
I have personally met Gordon Lightfoot twice. The first time was in Northampton Massachusetts backstage with his band in 2000. He is a kind and simple man. Very nice to me. I thought he might have a couple of years left in him.
It was in 2002 that he had abdominal pain and was rushed to the hospital via helicopter and fell into a coma for 5 weeks. He was even pronounced dead at one point which he heard on a radio station when he returned home from the hospital.
When he awoke from the coma, the first thing he saw was a nurse dressed up as a witch. It was Halloween and the staff at the hospital was celebrating. Typical Scorpio adventure.
I recently saw him here in New London, Connecticut in September of 2017. 17 years later after my first meeting with him. He still can play lots of his hits for a over 2hr show. He is frail thou. He just won't give up. I don't think he will ever give up until he takes his last breath. I was lucky to get the whole band and Gordon to sign my Gordon Songbook.
His Moon is in Libra a zero degrees giving him the ability to balance out much of the obstacles in his chart. Almost all celebrities have Libra in their astrological makeup. He is very giving. Maybe to a fault typical of Libra. Artistic is Libra and wanting to create balance in life.
He has won just about every artistic musical award in Canada that his country provides.
He committed to his 3rd marriage to Kim Hasse on December 19, 2014. He has 6 children all together from his two previous marriages.
With the Moon in Libra , the natural ruler of the 7th house of marriage
and Venus ruling his marriage house in Scorpio trine to Pluto but square to
Jupiter, he has had plenty of romantic opportunities in his life. Trying to balance his personal relationships with his vocation would have been tough due to the Yod involving Mars.
This is a man who has been through it all and yet remains very humble with celebrity friends like Bob Dylan and Neil Young as well as so many folk rock artists that have been influenced by him. The late Dan Fogelberg said that Gordon's music helped shape his music and even Elvis Presley was impressed with s few of his songs.
Gordon Lightfoot has transformed himself year after year and his talent lives on forever. Gordon Lightoot is in the “Celebrity Spotlight”.