A New Pisces Goddess – More Than a Diva in the Making?

When I talk about a goddess, I am not discussing a religious goddess of any type, but an astrological god, and an astrological god is really like the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses of mythology.  These include, Diana, Artemis, Hercules, Mars, Aphrodite and so on who actually represent many of the archetypes associated with specific planets and zodiacal signs – like an ancient text on astrological archetypes.

Around 2006 I began musing upon the fact that the world was passing through a Cancer micro-age (2000 – 2014) and that this had three micro-age decans: Pisces (Feb 2000 – Jan 2005); Scorpio (Jan 2005 –Jan 2010) and Cancer (Jan 2010 – Dec 2014).  Due to the overflow effect, each of these almost 5 year micro-age decans influence almost 10 years, as for example, the Pisces micro-age decan (2000 – 2005) overflows onto the years 2005 to 2010.  The overflow is even more powerful than the period proper, and the demarcation point between the two parts I call the peak time.  I was aware in 2006 that the world had just entered the Pisces micro-age decan overflow and that Pisces was ‘peaking’.  I had never before been able to examine a micro-age decan in ‘real’ time. [1]

I also knew what this meant due to the archetypes associated with Pisces.  Pisces always promotes music – just look at the music collection of anyone you know with Pisces rising or a Pisces Sun!  What was so intriguing with this Pisces micro-age decan and overflow is that I had already experienced one – the Pisces micro-age decan and overflow (1960 – 1965 – 1970) within the Scorpio micro-age (1955 – 1970) when I was a teenager.  There was no doubt that the Pisces period of my teenage years will remain famous even in 1,000 years’ time due to the quality of music produced –  in the same way that Shakespeare is still acclaimed as the world’s greatest poet many centuries after his death.

In 2006, I was psyching myself up for a new breed of musicians but I was also aware that this new Pisces period at the beginning of the 21st century was not going to be as strong as the 1960’s version for a number of reasons.  Firstly, the 1960’s Pisces period was at the tail end of a powerful Pisces sub-age decan overflow (1910 – 1970).  The appearance of Pisces at this strength will not be replicated for around 700 years from now, and even in 700 years’ time, Pisces will still not be as strong as it was in the 20th century.

Secondly, the 1960s Pisces period was part of the Scorpio micro-age (1955 – 1970) at the high point of the Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970), and Scorpio provided the hard rock, pulsating beat and raw edge associated with much of the music of the 1960s.  Scorpio is also deep and meaningful.  The new Pisces micro-age decan and overflow (2000 – 2005 – 2010) had virtually no Scorpio input in the first half, and only a moderate Scorpio input in the second half (2005 -10) from the first half of the Scorpio micro-age decan and overflow (2005-10-14).  So while I expected some boost in the world of music, I also did not expect a repeat of the 1960s.

I remember I was looking forward towards the new musical inspiration but nothing happened.  For many years I was puzzled.  However, in early 2018 the puzzle was revealed to me.  There had been a musical revival, especially in the period 2005 to 2010, but I was in the wrong age-group – I was no longer a teenager or even in my 20s!  This realization slowly came to me after I saw for the first time Taylor Swift on an Australian TV show in early 2018 performing We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.   I searched her out on YouTube and listened to some of her songs.

Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour 2011

Eventually I realized that Taylor Swift was representative of the musical revival I had expected in the period 2005 to 2010.  Her first album was released in 2006 at age 16.

Taylor Swift was released on October 24, 2006. Jon Caramanica of The New York Times described it as “a small masterpiece of pop-minded country, both wide-eyed and cynical, held together by Ms. Swift’s firm, pleading voice”. Taylor Swift peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States and spent 157 weeks on the ranking, marking the longest stay on the chart by any release in the country in the 2000s decade. As of August 2016 the album has sold over 7.75 million copies worldwide.” In the late 2000s, Taylor Swift became the first country artist to enjoy widespread mainstream popularity since the 1980s.[2]

There is no need to go into detail of all the awards, money and fame that Taylor Swift has attained, and most of the criticism I have heard about her musical style I write off as ageism and anti-Pisces bias.  I am sure if I was a teen in 2006,  I would have been affected by her music.  Taylor Swift attracts massive stadiums full of fans who know most of her songs word-for-word, and the audience is certainly not restricted to teenage girls.  My observation of Taylor Swift is that she is a highly dedicated, accomplished and consummate professional musician of the highest order.  Some people complain that she does not have a stunning voice like Joni Mitchell – neither did Bob Dylan.  (Joni Mitchell is an excellent example of a musician coming of age in the previous Pisces micro-age and overflow in the 1960s).

However, many people find Taylor vacuous, infantile and one person even stated that she was a “fame whore” (no offense intended).  What these people fail to realize is that they are all accurately describing various sides of Pisces. Pisces likes fame and glamour – it is not a deep and meaningful sign – its all glitz, smoke and mirrors.  We know all this because Pisces is opposite Virgo – the Virgin, representing purity and integrity.  Pisces does not represent purity, but the glamour or suggestion of purity, because Pisces prefers to deceive – which is why Pisces is also the sign of actors and espionage agents that use deception in their professions.  Taylor Swift is one of the new breed of Pisces goddesses, and even her photograph above accurately portrays this almost perfect image of the female form of Pisces.  Taylor may be the penultimate Pisces goddess from the 2000s, but she is not alone!

The big question is – how many other divas, stunning male musicians or bands did this Pisces period produce?  One thing is for certain – they have been anointed by Pisces to keep the passion for music burning brightly in the world, as this strength of Pisces will not be surpassed until the next Pisces micro-age and overflow (2059 – 73 – 88) – particularly the period 2073 to 2088.

Cher performing during Living Proof: The Farewell Tour in 2004 (France)

It is difficult to say which musicians or bands should be included, but the main requirement is that they experienced great success, especially in the years 2005 to 2010.  The only one that I personally picked up upon at the time was Cher’s Farewell Tour – but I have been aware of Cher since my teenage years.

I cannot remember deep and meaningful songs from a young Cher, also known appropriately as the Goddess of Pop.  Cher became famous in Sonny and Cher with the 1965’s “I Got You Babe” and her first successful single in the following year – “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”.   These are the types of songs Taylor Swift has been writing for over the last decade and more.  These early songs from Cher occurred at the exact same time within the 1960’s Pisces period compared to Taylor Swift in the recent Pisces period.

There is no doubt that the Pisces micro-age decan and overflow gave the world a real boost to music and Beyoncé is another example of a Pisces goddess associated with this recent Pisces period.  Definitely the following musicians can be included (with their Billboard rating included :

Rihanna (10) born 20 February 1988

Drake (21) born October 24, 1986

Bruno Mars (34) born October 8, 1985

Lady Gaga (67) (born March 28, 1986

I also consider Adele (born 5 May 1988) and Amy Winehouse (b.1983 – d.2011) as aptly associated with this Pisces musical period.  The following musicians and bands may also be included as the latest pro-active representatives of Pisces in the world of music, (and some suitable contenders may not be mentioned):

  • Eminem
  • The Eastside Boyz.
  • Backstreet Boys
  • The Pussycat Dolls (2003–10), the most successful girl group of the decade.
  • Artists such as Janet Jackson, Anastacia, Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, and Nelly Furtado experienced revived success.
  • Justin Timberlake shot to stardom with his debut solo album, Justified (2002).
  • In 2005, Cher ended her 3-year-long “Farewell Tour” which became the highest grossing female and solo tour at that time.
  • Madonna enjoyed success throughout the decade. Her albums Music (2000) and Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005) are among the best-selling of the decade.

    Beyoncé performing during The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in 2013.

  • While predominantly focusing on R&B music during this time, Beyoncé also ventured into a pop sound with her third studio album I Am… Sasha Fierce in 2008, producing a number of top-ten singles. The album and it’s accompanying songs went on to win five Grammy Awards, helping Beyoncé set a record for the most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night.  Beyoncé was ranked the 4th Artist of the 2000s decade by Billboard, and was listed the most successful female artist of the 2000s, as well as the top radio artist of the 2000s.
  • Lady Gaga took the latter part of the decade by storm and revived the electronic influence of pop music that had not been prominent since 2000.
  • A number of new vocalists have achieved popularity with a mix of traditional jazz and pop/rock forms, such as Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Kurt Elling, and Jamie Cullum. Norah Jones and Diana Krall, due to their massive international success during the 2000s are considered the first and second most successful female jazz singers of the decade, respectively. Diana Krall has topped the Music Billboards multiple times in the year 2000.[3]

I am sure that the above list is incomplete.  My perspective is that this was a special decade for music – the best since the 1960s.

Taylor in the early 1970s

The real test for Taylor Swift and her ilk, will they stand the test of time?  In the case of Taylor Swift, appropriately named after James Taylor, I am sure that at a minimum she will evolve into a diva in the mold of Cher as she has all the right astrological credentials, as does Beyoncé and probably many other musical influences from the 2000’s.

Does generational astrology have a part to play with Taylor Swift?  She was born in a Virgo-Leo generation (April 1985 – September 1992).  This places her squarely in The Millennials or Generation Y, sometimes known as the Echo Boomers or New Boomers as they were the first generation to have strong similarity to the Baby Boomers.  Both sets of Boomers are associated with a Fire sign – the Baby Boomers with Sagittarius and the Echo Boomers with Leo.  In the United States, birth rates peaked in August 1990 when Leo was near its peak strength in this generation, mimicking the early population bulge due to the Baby Boomers.   Leo, like its ruler the Sun, likes to shine. Taylor Swift has certainly employed the Leo in her generational signature to the max. Her squeaky-clean image (to date), outside of relationships, is testament to the Virgo influence.  There is certainly more to come from Taylor as she is till in kindergarten of the Diva School.

If you are unaware of Taylor Swift’s brilliance and competence from a very early age, I would suggest you watch on YouTube:

CNN Spotlight: Taylor Swift (2014)

A horoscopic analysis of Taylor Swift is also now available.

Note: This post was appropriately produced at the peak of a smaller Pisces nano-age and overflow (June 2017 – September 2018 – December 2019).  A 15 month Pisces nano-age usually appears once approximately every 13 to 14 years

References:

[1] I first successfully rectified the Age of Aquarius in 1987, but in 1987, I only correctly detected the century the Age of Aquarius arrived.  It was not until 2005 that I was able to get the rectification down to a ten year error margin. By the following year, I had correctly calculated the arrival year for the Age of Aquarius 1433, and since 2006, I have only made a minor modification that has not affected the arrival year of the Age of Aquarius.  This has been confirmed by applying pica ages that are technically only 5 weeks in length, and though pica ages are almost useless, they do have connotations with the financial markets. (See Age of Aquarius for Dummies for details on the sub-periods of the astrological ages)

[2] 2000s in music, Wikipedia, Retrieved 08:05, September 4, 2018, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2000s_in_music&oldid=857784434

[3] ibid

Photos

Taylor Swift By Ronald Woan from Redmond, WA, USA – Taylor Swift Speak Now – Pittsburgh, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17623612

Cher http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cher_farewell_tour_paris_04.JPG

Beyoncé  This image, which was originally posted to Flickr, was uploaded to Commons using Flickr upload bot on 15 August 2013, 11:08 by My love is love.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beyonce_-_Montreal_2013_(3)_crop.jpg

James Taylor  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_taylor_publicity_photo.jpg


Further resources from Terry MacKinnell

www.macro-astrology.com – details of purchasing the book available

The Age of Aquarius for Dummies – explains the structure and sub-periods associated with the astrological ages

Demystifying the Aquarian Age – The most popular blog on macro-astrology

Aquarian Age Economics – Examines the relationship between macro-astrology and financial cycles

Generational Astrology – Know your astrological generation as defined by the sub-periods of the astrological ages.

FaceBook – keep up to date with what is happening

“The Dawning” is available from Xlibris, Amazon etc. Detailed examination of the astrological ages from the Age of Leo to the Age of Aquarius including age-decans

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About Terry MacKinnell

Terry MacKinnell has been studying astrology since 1971 and has been focussed upon the precessional ages such as the Age of Aquarius since 1987. He is also a Vedic-Western fusion astrologer. www.macro-astrology.com
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