Have you ever wondered why someone becomes famous? While I don’t know the answer to this question, in this article, you can learn about the most frequent fame indicators in the birth chart. Fame often seems to be karmic, and the natal chart can display indicators of becoming well-known. (This doesn’t mean that if the potential is there, you will for sure become famous, though).
The natal charts of famous people display great variety, but usually there is something that stands out and suggests success at what they do. There are a few planets and houses that can be fame indicators in the birth chart.
At the same time, it is important to keep in mind that fame is a relative term. A natal chart that points to fame in life doesn’t necessarily mean worldwide fame, not even hitting the headlines in your own country. It can also manifest as being famous in your city, local communities. Nowadays in the age of social media it is easier to be a public figure, as these platforms allow everyone to have their five minutes of fame. Still, other factors and circumstances are important when it comes to whether you can develop your talents or there are some blockages. The sad truth is, even though a chart shows the indicators, if the environment doesn’t support it, the chances of the potential manifesting in the physical world decreases tremendously.
Fame in Astrology
Which planets, signs, houses do represent fame in astrology?
The most important things to look to are the Sun, Leo, the first, the fifth, and the tenth houses. Neptune is another very important fame indicator in the birth chart. Jupiterian influence can add oil to the fire, so too speak, and it enlarges existing energies. Pluto’s touch adds a magnetic, intense presence what mesmerizes people. Those who have this planetary energy emphasized are often extremely charismatic.
Indicators of Fame in the Birth Chart
Those with Leo strong in their chart tend to enjoy attention, especially Leo risings and Leo moons. This zodiac sign naturally wants to be the best at what it does. It is below Leo’s dignity to do work that is not high quality, or to associate themselves with anything that is not excellent.
The Moon is another important factor for popularity. If the Moon’s position by house and by sign is favorable, you are more likely to be well-received. The Moon is linked with the people, your audience.
Moon Jupiter easy aspects are really good for popularity, especially the conjunction (Hitler had this-masses followed him). The Moon represents your audience among other things, and when it is met with the expansive rays of Jupiter, it accounts for massive fame. These people are magnetic and charismatic. It tends to be a meaningful indicator even if the Moon and Jupiter are only in the same sign, not necessary in conjunction. This is the case in the birth chart of Princess Diana. Her Moon and Jupiter are together in Aquarius, the sign of the masses. A natal Moon in Aquarius is very often an indicator of popularity on its own too.
Neptune is another strong indicator of fame. This planet governs glamour, acting, movies, the theater. Neptune placed in the first, fifth, tenth house might imply that the native will be in the spotlight.
The ruler of the first house in a harmonious connection to the ruler of the tenth house is frequent in the charts of the famous.
Houses as Fame Indicators in Astrology
Some of the twelve houses are particularly important when it comes to fame.
You can estimate someone’s desire to be recognized by the world just by the distribution of the planets in the chart. If the northern hemisphere is more emphasized, it indicates a person who prefers to be put themselves out there.
The first house is extremely important. Planets here suggest focus on your personality. The Sun here loves to shine. Venus or Mercury might also indicate fame in the birth chart.
The tenth house often contains planets in the natal charts of the famous. Depending on the nature of the planet, you are driven to accomplish your goals. You are ambitious and want to be a leader. People with a strong tenth house might become famous because of their achievments.
The eleventh house is another important house for success. Fortuitous planets in the eleventh house suggest success with large groups of people. The house of hopes and dreams, the eleventh house shows the support you get from others, the things that come into your life. It shows how you achieve your goals. A full eleventh house is one of the frequent fame indicators in the birth chart. People with important placements such as the Sun or Moon here love being in groups of people, and they tend to be quite popular.
Don’t forget to see where the rulers of these houses are.
Why Does Someone Become Famous?
Most people associate fame with something pleasant and desirable. However, there are many other reasons you can become famous. Not all of them are good. Some people become infamous rather than famous.
Transits and progressions can be triggers for an event that skyrockets you into fame. This is not always a good thing, but let’s keep things optimistic here.
Do You Enjoy Spotlight at All?
This is an important question—some celebrities say that they didn’t/don’t enjoy being well-known at all.
To go back to the example of Princess Diana, in her chart, the ruler of the Midheaven in Libra, Venus—although domicile in Taurus—is the apex of a T-square, receiving stressful aspects. It implies that fame might a burden rather than a blessing.
Being famous is one thing, enjoying the attention you get is another. By looking at the distribution of the planets in the chart, you can get an idea about the basic character of the chart owner. If the majority of the planets and the luminaries take place below the ascendant descendant axis, this is an indicator that the native dislikes being out there in the world. If there is a stellium in the eight or the twelfth houses, the person needs to be left alone often (the same is true if the luminaries are in these houses). These people might be too shy for fame.
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