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July 22, 2010

Michael was introduced by his friends, first Uri Geller, later Rabbi Shmuley, who both did this with a great sense of humor. Thanks to a dear fan, also an addiction of the spirit in Oxford itself (thank you!). Behind the sentences you can read an (A) for an applaud, (L) is for laughter, (S) for silence. Words printed in bold express Michael gave special attention to them. With thank you to Chantal & Davy for the hard work on the translation of this difficult text.

Thank you, thank you dear friends, from the bottom of my heart, for such a loving and spirited welcome, and thank you, Mr President, for your kind invitation to me which I am so honoured to accept.
(Michael thanked the persons of ‘Heal the Kids’: the Rabbi (A) Toba Friedman and Marilyn Piels)

I am humbled to be lecturing in a place that has previously been filled by such notable figures as Mother Theresa, Albert Einstein, Ronald Reagan, Robert Kennedy and Malcolm X. I’ve even heard that Kermit the Frog has made an appearance here, and I’ve always felt a kinship with Kermit’s message that it’s not easy being green. (L) I’m sure he didn’t find it any easier being up here than I do! (L)

As I looked around Oxford today, I couldn’t help but be aware of the majesty and grandeur of this great institution, not to mention the brilliance of the great and gifted minds that have roamed these streets for centuries. The walls of Oxford have not only housed the greatest philosophical and scientific geniuses – they have also ushered forth some of the most cherished creators of children’s literature, from J.R.R. Tolkien to CS Lewis. Today I was allowed to hobble into the dining hall in Christ Church to see Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland immortalised in the stained glass windows. And even one of my own fellow Americans, the beloved Dr Seuss graced these halls and then went on to leave his mark on the imaginations of millions of children throughout the world.

I suppose I should start by listing my qualifications to speak before you this evening. Friends, I do not claim to have the academic expertise of other speakers who have addressed this hall, just as they could lay little claim at being adept at the moonwalk (L) – and you know, Einstein in particular was really TERRIBLE at that. (L)
But I do have a claim to having experienced more places and cultures than most people will ever see. Human knowledge consists not only of libraries of parchment and ink – it is also comprised of the volumes of knowledge that are written on the human heart, chiselled on the human soul, and engraved on the human psyche. And friends, I have encountered so much in this relatively short life of mine that I still cannot believe I am only 42. I often tell Shmuley that in soul years I’m sure that I’m at least 80 – and tonight I even walk like I’m 80! (L)

So please harken to my message, because what I have to tell you tonight can bring healing to humanity and healing to our planet.
Through the grace of God, I have been fortunate to have achieved many of my artistic and professional aspirations realised early in my lifetime. But these, friends are accomplishments, and accomplishments alone are not synonymous with who I am. Indeed, the cheery five-year-old who belted out Rockin’ Robin and Ben to adoring crowds was not indicative of the boy behind the smile.

Tonight, I come before you less as an icon of pop (whatever that means anyway), and more as an icon of a generation, a generation that no longer knows what it means to be children. All of us are products of our childhood. But I am the product of a lack of a childhood, an absence of that precious and wondrous age when we frolic playfully without a care in the world, basking in the adoration of parents and relatives, where our biggest concern is studying for that big spelling test come Monday morning.
Those of you who are familiar with the Jackson Five know that I began performing at the tender age of five and that ever since then, I haven’t stopped dancing or singing. But while performing and making music undoubtedly remain as some of my greatest joys, when I was young I wanted more than anything else to be a typical little boy. I wanted to build tree houses, have water balloon fights, and play hide and seek with my friends. But fate had it otherwise and all I could do was envy the laughter and playtime that seemed to be going on all around me. There was no respite from my professional life. But on Sundays I would go Pioneering, the term used for the missionary work that Jehovah’s Witnesses do. And it was then that I was able to see the magic of other people’s childhood. Since I was already a celebrity, I would have to don a disguise of fat suit, wig, beard and glasses and we would spend the day in the suburbs of Southern California, going door-to-door or making the rounds of shopping malls, distributing our Watchtower magazine. I loved to set foot in all those regular suburban houses and catch sight of the shag rugs and La-Z-Boy armchairs with kids playing Monopoly and grandmas baby-sitting and all those wonderful, ordinary and starry scenes of everyday life. Many, I know, would argue that these things seem like no big deal. But to me they were mesmerising.

I used to think that I was unique in feeling that I was without a childhood. I believed that indeed there were only a handful with whom I could share those feelings. When I recently met with Shirley Temple Black, the great child star of the 1930s and 40s, we said nothing to each other at first, we simply cried together, for she could share a pain with me that only others like my close friends Elizabeth Taylor and McCauley Culkin know.
I do not tell you this to gain your sympathy but to impress upon you my first important point: It is not just Hollywood child stars that have suffered from a non-existent childhood. Today, it’s a universal calamity, a global catastrophe. Childhood has become the great casualty of modern-day living. All around us we are producing scores of kids who have not had the joy, who have not been accorded the right, who have not been allowed the freedom, or knowing what it’s like to be a kid. Today children are constantly encouraged to grow up faster, as if this period known as childhood is a burdensome stage, to be endured and ushered through, as swiftly as possible. And on that subject, I am certainly one of the world’s greatest experts.
Ours is a generation that has witnessed the abrogation of the parent-child covenant. Psychologists are publishing libraries of books detailing the destructive effects of denying one’s children the unconditional love that is so necessary to the healthy development of their minds and character. And because of all the neglect, too many of our kids have, essentially, to raise themselves. They are growing more distant from their parents, grandparents and other family members, as all around us the indestructible bond that once glued together the generations, unravels.
This violation has bred a new generation, Generation O let us call it, that has now picked up the torch from Generation X. The O stands for a generation that has everything on the outside – wealth, success, fancy clothing and fancy cars, but an aching emptiness on the inside. That cavity in our chests, that barrenness at our core, that void in our centre is the place where the heart once beat and which love once occupied. And it’s not just the kids who are suffering. It’s the parents as well. For the more we cultivate little-adults in kids’-bodies, the more removed we ourselves become from our own child-like qualities, and there is so much about being a child that is worth retaining in adult life.

Love, ladies and gentlemen, love is the human family’s most precious legacy, its richest bequest, its golden inheritance. And it is a treasure that is handed down from one generation to another. Previous ages may not have had the wealth we enjoy. Their houses may have lacked electricity, and they squeezed their many kids into small homes without central heating. But those homes had no darkness, nor were they cold. They were lit bright with the glow of love and they were warmed snugly by the very heat of the human heart. Parents, undistracted by the lust for luxury and status, accorded their children primacy in their lives.
As you all know, our two countries broke from each other over what Thomas Jefferson referred to as “certain inalienable rights”. And while we Americans and British might dispute the justice of his claims, what has never been in dispute is that children have certain inalienable rights, and the gradual erosion of those rights has led to scores of children worldwide being denied the joys and security of childhood.

I would therefore like to propose tonight that we install in every home a Children’s Universal Bill of Rights, the tenets of which are:
• The right to be loved, without having to earn it
• The right to be protected, without having to deserve it
• The right to feel valuable, even if you came into the world with nothing
• The right to be listened to without having to be interesting
• The right to be read a bedtime story without having to compete with the evening news (L)
• The right to an education without having to dodge bullets at schools
• The right to be thought of as adorable – (even if you have a face that only a mother could love). (L)
Friends, the foundation of all human knowledge, the beginning of human consciousness, must be that each and every one of us is an object of love. Before you know if you have red hair or brown, before you know if you are black or white, before you know of what religion you are a part, you have to know that you are loved.

About twelve years ago, when I was just about to start my Bad tour, a little boy came with his parents to visit me at home in California. He was dying of cancer and he told me how much he loved my music and me. His parents told me that he wasn’t going to live, that any day he could just go, and I said to him: “Look, I am going to be coming to your town in Kansas to open my tour in three months. I want you to come to the show. I am going to give you this jacket that I wore in one of my videos.” His eyes lit up and he said: “You are gonna GIVE it to me?” I said “Yeah, but you have to promise that you will wear it to the show.” I was trying to make him hold on. I said: “When you come to the show I want to see you in this jacket and in this glove” and I gave him one of my rhinestone gloves – and I never usually give the rhinestone gloves away. (L) And he was just in heaven.
But maybe he was too close to heaven, because when I came to his town, he had already died, and they had buried him in the glove and jacket. He was just 10 years old.
God knows and I know, that he tried his best to hold on. (S)
But at least when he died, he knew that he was loved, not only by his parents, but even by me, a near stranger, I also loved him. And with all of that love he knew that he didn’t come into this world alone, and he certainly didn’t leave it alone.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can he dealt with. A professor may degrade you, but you will not feel degraded, a boss may crush you, but you will not be crushed, a corporate gladiator might vanquish you, but you will still triumph. How could any of them truly prevail in pulling you down? For you know that you are an object worthy of love. The rest is just packaging.

But if you don’t have that memory of being loved, you are condemned to search the world for something to fill you up. But no matter how much money you make or how famous you become, you will still fell empty. What you are really searching for is unconditional love, unqualified acceptance. And that was the one thing that was denied to you at birth.

Friends, let me paint a picture for you. Here is a typical day in America – six youths under the age of 20 will commit suicide, 12 children under the age of 20 will die from firearms. Remember this is a DAY, not a year – 399 kids will be arrested for drug abuse, 1,352 babies will be born to teen mothers. This is happening in one of the richest, most developed countries in the history of the world.
Yes, in my country there is an epidemic of violence that parallels no other industrialised nation. These are the ways young people in America express their hurt and their anger. But don’t think that there is not the same pain and anguish among their counterparts in the United Kingdom. Studies in this country show that every single hour, three teenagers in the UK inflict harm upon themselves, often by cutting or burning their bodies or taking an overdose. This is how they have chosen to cope with the pain of neglect and emotional agony.
In Britain, as many as 20% of families will only sit down and have dinner together once a year. Once a year!

And what about the time-honoured tradition of reading your kid a bedtime story? Research from the 1980s showed that children, who are read to, had far greater literacy and significantly outperformed their peers at school. And yet, less than 33% of British children ages two to eight have a regular bedtime story read to them. You may not think much of that until you take into account that 75% of their parents DID have that bedtime story when they were that age.

Clearly, we do not have to ask ourselves where all of this pain, anger and violent behaviour comes from. It is self-evident that children are thundering against the neglect, quaking against the indifference and crying out just to be noticed. The various child protection agencies in the US say that millions of children are victims of maltreatment in the form of neglect, in the average year. Yes, neglect. In rich homes, privileged homes, wired to the hilt with every electronic gadget. Homes where parents come home, but they’re not really home, because their heads are still at the office. And their kids? Well, their kids just make do with whatever emotional crumbs they get. And you don’t get much from endless TV, computer games and videos.

These hard, cold numbers which for me, wrench the soul and shake the spirit, should indicate to you why I have devoted so much of my time and resources into making our new Heal the Kids initiative a colossal success.
Our goal is simple – to recreate the parent/child bond, renew its promise and light the way forward for all the beautiful children who are destined one day to walk this earth.

But since this is my first public lecture, and you have so warmly welcomed me into your hearts, I feel that I want to tell you more. We each have our own story, and in that sense statistics can become personal.
They say that parenting is like dancing. You take one step; your child takes another. I have discovered that getting parents to re-dedicate themselves to their children is only half the story. The other half is preparing the children to re-accept their parents.

When I was very young I remember that we had this crazy mutt of a dog named “Black Girl,” a mix of wolf and retriever. Not only wasn’t she much of a guard dog, she was such a scared and nervous thing that it is a wonder she did not pass out every time a truck rumbled by, or a thunderstorm swept through Indiana. My sister Janet and I gave that dog so much love, but we never really won back the sense of trust that had been stolen from her by her previous owner. We knew he used to beat her. We didn’t know with what. But whatever it was, it was enough to suck the spirit right out of that dog.
A lot of kids today are hurt puppies who have weaned themselves off the need for love. They couldn’t care less about their parents. Left to their own devices, they cherish their independence. They have moved on and have left their parents behind.
Then there are the far worse cases of children who harbour animosity and resentment toward their parents, so that any overture that their parents might undertake would be thrown forcefully back in their face.
Tonight, I don’t want any of us to make this mistake. That’s why I’m calling upon all the world’s children – beginning with all of us here tonight – to forgive our parents, if we felt neglected. Forgive them and teach them how to love again.

You probably weren’t surprised to hear that I did not have an idyllic childhood. The strain and tension that exists in my relationship with my own father is well documented. My father is a tough man and he pushed my brothers and me hard, from the earliest age, to be the best performers we could be.
He had great difficulty showing affection. He never really told me he loved me. And he never really complimented me either. If I did a great show, he would tell me it was a good show. And if I did an OK show � (S) then he said nothing.
(note: the voice of Michael goes to tears, he stops and asks a tissue. He starts again with his voice not firm in the beginning)
He seemed intent, above all else, on making us a commercial success. And at that he was more than adept.

My father was a managerial genius and my brothers and I owe our professional success, in no small measure, to the forceful way that he pushed us. He trained me as a showman and under his guidance I couldn’t miss a step.
But what I really wanted was a Dad. I wanted a father who showed me love. And my father never did that. He never said I love you while looking me straight in the eye, he never played a game with me. He never gave me a piggyback ride; he never threw a pillow at me, or a water balloon. But I remember once when I was about four years old, there was a little carnival and he picked me up and put me on a pony. It was a tiny gesture, probably something he forgot five minutes later. But because of that moment I have this special place in my heart for him. Because that’s how kids are, the little things mean so much to them and for me, that one moment meant everything. I only experienced it that one time, but it made me feel really good, about him and the world.

But now I am a father myself, and one day I was thinking about my own children, Prince and Paris and how I wanted them to think of me when they grow up. To be sure, I would like them to remember how I always wanted them with me wherever I went, how I always tried to put them before everything else. But there are also challenges in their lives. Because my kids are stalked by paparazzi, they can’t always go to a park or a movie with me.
So what if they grow older and resent me, and how my choices impacted their youth? Why weren’t we given an average childhood like all the other kids, they might ask? And at that moment I pray that my children will give me the benefit of the doubt. That they will say to themselves: “Our daddy did the best he could, given the unique circumstances that he faced. He may not have been perfect, but he was a warm and decent man, who tried to give us all the love in the world.” I hope that they will always focus on the positive things, on the sacrifices I willingly made for them, and not criticise the things they had to give up, or the errors I’ve made, and will certainly continue to make, in raising them.

For we have all been someone’s child, and we know that despite the very best of plans and efforts, mistakes will always occur. That’s just being human.
And when I think about this, of how I hope that my children will not judge me unkindly, and will forgive my shortcomings, I am forced to think of my own father and despite my earlier denials, I am forced to admit that me must have loved me. He did love me, and I know that.
There were little things that showed it. When I was a kid I had a real sweet tooth – we all did. My favourite food was glazed doughnuts and my father knew that. So every few weeks I would come downstairs in the morning and there on the kitchen counter was a bag of glazed doughnuts – no note, no explanation – just the doughnuts. It was like Santa Claus.
Sometimes I would think about staying up late at night, so I could see him leave them there, but just like with Santa Claus, I didn’t want to ruin the magic for fear that he would never do it again. My father had to leave them secretly at night, so as no one might catch him with his guard down. He was scared of human emotion; he didn’t understand it or know how to deal with it. But he did know doughnuts. (L)
And when I allow the floodgates to open up, there are other memories that come rushing back, memories of other tiny gestures, however imperfect, that showed that he did what he could.

So tonight, rather than focusing on what my father didn’t do, I want to focus on all the things he did do and on his own personal challenges. I want to stop judging him.
I have started reflecting on the fact that my father grew up in the South, in a very poor family. He came of age during the Depression and his own father, who struggled to feed his children, showed little affection towards his family and raised my father and his siblings with an iron fist. Who could have imagined what it was like to grow up a poor black man in the South, robbed of dignity, bereft of hope, struggling to become a man in a world that saw my father as subordinate. I was the first black artist to be played on MTV and I remember how big a deal it was even then. And that was in the 80s!

My father moved to Indiana and had a large family of his own, working long hours in the steel mills, work that kills the lungs and humbles the spirit, all to support his family. Is it any wonder that he found it difficult to expose his feelings? Is it any mystery that he hardened his heart, that he raised the emotional ramparts? And most of all, is it any wonder why he pushed his sons so hard to succeed as performers, so that they could be saved from what he knew to be a life of indignity and poverty?
I have begun to see that even my father’s harshness was a kind of love, an imperfect love, to be sure, but love nonetheless. He pushed me because he loved me. Because he wanted no man ever to look down at his offspring.
And now with time, rather than bitterness, I feel blessing. In the place of anger, I have found absolution. And in the place of revenge I have found reconciliation. And my initial fury has slowly given way to forgiveness.

Almost a decade ago, I founded a charity called Heal the World. The title was something I felt inside me. Little did I know, as Shmuley later pointed out, that those two words form the cornerstone of Old Testament prophecy. Do I really believe that we can heal this world that is riddled with war and genocide, even today? And do I really think that we can heal our children? The same children of who the papers reporting, this morning, can walk into a high school in San Diego and shoot down 2 beautiful students, just at the beginnings of their lives. A horrifying remainder of the guns and hatred that shot through Columbine, almost 2 years ago. Or children, who can beat a defenceless toddler to death, like the tragic story of Jamie Bulger? Of course I do, or I wouldn’t be here tonight.

But it all begins with forgiveness, because to heal the world, we first have to heal ourselves. And to heal the kids, we first have to heal the child within, each and every one of us. As an adult, and as a parent, I realise that I cannot be a whole human being, nor a parent capable of unconditional love, until I put to rest the ghosts of my own childhood.
And that’s what I’m asking all of us to do tonight. Live up to the fifth of the Ten Commandments. Honour your parents by not judging them. Give them the benefit of the doubt.
That is why I want to forgive my father and to stop judging him. I want to forgive my father, because I want a father, and this is the only one that I’ve got. I want the weight of my past lifted from my shoulders and I want to be free to step into a new relationship with my father, for the rest of my life, unhindered by the goblins of the past.

In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.

To all of you tonight who feel let down by your parents, I ask you to let down your disappointment. To all of you tonight who feel cheated by your fathers or mothers, I ask you not to cheat yourself further. And to all of you who wish to push your parents away, I ask you to extend you hand to them instead. I am asking you, I am asking myself, to give our parents the gift of unconditional love, so that they too may learn how to love from us, their children. So that love will finally be restored to a desolate and lonely world.
Shmuley once mentioned to me an ancient Biblical prophecy, which says that a new world and a new time would come, when “the hearts of the parents would be restored through the hearts of their children”. My friends, we are that world, we are those children.
Mahatma Gandhi said: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Tonight, be strong. Beyond being strong, rise to the greatest challenge of all – to restore that broken covenant. We must all overcome whatever crippling effects our childhoods may have had on our lives and in the words of Jesse Jackson, forgive each other, redeem each other and move on. This call for forgiveness may not result in Oprah moments the world over, with thousands of children making up with their parents, but it will at least be a start, and we’ll all be so much happier as a result. And so ladies and gentlemen, I conclude my remarks tonight with faith, joy and excitement.

From this day forward, may a new song be heard.
Let that new song be the sound of children laughing.
Let that new song be the sound of children playing.
Let that new song be the sound of children singing.
And let that new song be the sound of parents listening.
Together, let us create a symphony of hearts, marvelling at the miracle of our children and basking in the beauty of love.
Let us heal the world and blight its pain.
And may we all make beautiful music together.
God bless you, and I love you.
MICHAEL JACKSON

Source: Speech based on text BBC, Heal the Kids and personal report of fan present at Oxford.

The Magical Child © 2010

April 12, 2010

JACKSON WARHOL

November 13, 2009

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Wow! MJ you are beautiful that was part of your appeal, your aesthetic beauty. That is why eventually you stated that your face was a work of art. I love art and you will see art on my blog. I like translating art into poetry and I will translate this Warhol piece too and post it when it is ready. I plan to complete a MJJ Exaltation poem for a dancing poetry festival in san francisco so that poem translation once completed will be posted. This portrait just sold 11/2009 for over $800,00.00 at Christies Auction house. R.I.P MJ All for L.O.V.E

MJJ FAWN

October 8, 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON, named after the late pop superstar,
is the first fawn born in six years at the Negros Forests
and Ecological Foundation’s (NFEFI) captive breeding
and and conservation center in Bacolod City.

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Horoscope of Michael Jackson

July 18, 2009

Horoscope of Michael Jackson

Natal Chart Analysis
Here is the chart of one of the most talented artists ever to grace the pop culture, Michael Jackson. Having Sun in Virgo, there is a natural shyness about him but the three planets in Leo (Mercury, Venus and Uranus) in the 3rd House (famous glove and shoes) are what gives him the dynamic element in his personality and the dramatic and theatrical side of him. Even the jeweled glove is part of the Leo side of him. Leo on his 4th house indicates that places with Royalty will be very good for him to settle.

Even though Michael always comes across as being rather frail, nobody recognizes the dynamic energy and sudden burst of super human effort in his dancing that he dazzles everyone with. The best of the dancers find it very difficult to do for a few minutes what he did with his feet and moves for hours. In this regard, he was very much like James Brown also and in fact copied some of his moves also.Michael took the best of many artists and added his own brand to it. Combining the moves of Fred Astaire, the hat of Charlie Chaplain, the kung fu moves and shoes of Bruce Lee, some Elvis, lot of James Brown and even the street dancers from Harlem, he made it seemlessly alive with his unique energy and masterful moves.

Three planets on top of his chart just about guaranteed his fame. Performing from the time he was five and on top of the charts when he was only eleven, he was born to perform. Venus in Leo gives him the love of costumes and drama. Lisa Presley represented his love of blond women especially those who were in the limelight also as his Venus conjunct Uranus in Leo is in his 3rd house (communication, famous lyrics that he wrote and singing). Venus conj Uranus gives electric magnetism, sudden attractions, sudden breakups but also brilliant artistic moves and pioneering of music videos treated like films.

Pluto close to Sun makes one rather powerful but also indicates when major forces are trying to hamper one’s goals in life. Moon in Pisces indicates an acute sensitivity especially for children, old people and small animals. Moon trines to Neptune emphasizes this even more and increases the environmental sensitivity as well. He really feels for the underdog and the downtrodden.

Moon in Pisces squared by Saturn makes his pathological depression even more acute and probably made him anemic as well) lack of iron. I find this amongst a lot of vegetarians and in a party in Hollywood Hills long time ago, his chefs confirmed to me that he was a vegetarian. This aspect also gives skin related problems and indicates a low blood pressure and metabolic rate. His reclusive tendency and hiding behind the dark glasses is the hallmark of this configuration as well.

Born on a Full Moon (Sun in Virgo Moon in Pisces) he has a strong sense of destiny but every seven years would also experience many delays and opposition to his goals in life. In fact, this configuration also indicates when career and home changes happened at the same time.

Moon opp Pluto is a strange aspect which on one hand indicates his reaching out to those who are downtrodden in order to save them (best way to offset this theme) but on the other hand, also shows an almost demonic visual imagery, which he used in Thriller with Zombie’s coming out. Cemetery, ruins, zombies etc are all part of this adverse aspect. It affects people at a subconscious level and in his songs, he got back at the society and the establishment in a very daring, dynamic, radical manner. The powerful beats in his songs are also part of the same aspect and indicates women would be his worst enemies especially mother figures (all the accusations were from the vindictive mothers who used him also).

Mars square Mercury gave him a powerful and forceful punctuations in his voice and the sense of drama and theatrics.

Michael Jackson’s Transits:
We just heard that Michael was admitted to the hospital for cardiac arrest. Moon is in Leo (celebrities in the news and we also heard about Farrah Fawcett passing away earlier today) touching off all his Leo planets indicate the class of his performance and even his title “King of Pop”. Ironically, Moon was also in Leo when Princess Diana passed away and the connotation of Prince (Leo = royalty) is obvious here. Moon in Leo in his 4th house indicates that he actually died at his home and not at the hospital.

Saturn is in his 4th house just coming out definitely points to his coming out of the obscure phase. This is often considered the house of “last abode”. The last few years would have been very obscure for him but also when he laid the foundations for his future success. had Saturn come of his 4th house (by end of July 2009) he would have been in the public eye for the next 20 years or so!

End of May and beg June was very dangerous for him also when Mars opposed his Neptune and reduced the immune system. Mars also squared Uranus last week (18th June) which affects the parasympathetic nervous system and is also one of the aspects of sudden erratic heart problems originating from the brain. Now Mars is transiting his 12th house which is a very dangerous place for health and especially for headaches and brain related problems.

Jupiter coming to his 10th house would have guaranteed his comeback and was in fact similar to Princess Diana was also had a huge following when she passed away and more than a billion people watched her funeral. Jupiter opposing his Mercury makes one much more spiritual also.

However, tomorrow the Moon is in Virgo (his Sun sign) and this is not a good omen as the next days there will be a deep sense of sadness around the world and this is the same configuration as Princess Diana when she passed away.

The News Which Almost Brought Down the Internet

The news coming out of Los Angeles just confirmed our worst fears that Michael Jackson just passed away. With Moon in Leo, it is as if Nature is confirming that he was truly a great artist and deserved all the adulation around the world. Scorpio, the sign of life and death, rising on the Eastern horizon in Los Angeles confirmed our fears also. It is interesting that he actually passed away when Libra was rising, the sign of love, peace and harmony but it was announced when Scorpio was rising.

As we mentioned above, tomorrow the Moon goes into Virgo around mid day and the real sad feelings will envelop the globe for about two days continuously reflecting the mood that he was born with and experienced all his life. Farrah Fawcett also died today in Los Angeles, and I have a feeling that this may have triggered off his own sense of mortality and let to the cardiac arrest he suffered.

Moon conjunct his natal Uranus in Leo (heart) at 6:35 am indicates something to do with his nervous system was administered (anesthetics for sleeping?) and the aspects were already set in place not only for the sudden shocks through which you recover and arrhythmia, but also for fame (for positive or adverse reasons).

From summer of 2008 till end of July 2009, Saturn was squaring his natal Moon making which ages people and gives more setbacks and depression. However, Jupiter this year was touching off all his Leo planets and making him feel very optimistic but also taking on more than he could handle (not getting enough physical rest and sleep).

All the people who made fun of him and were so mean will probably feel some remorse now as they feel there is nobody to replace someone with so much talent. It is sad that fifty concerts were sold out within a few hours of being available and all of his fans were waiting breathlessly for this great entertainer. May God rest his soul in peace. Michael Jackson, like Princess Diana, will probably keep inspiring a lot of future generations with his several humanitarian ventures as well as his amazing talent as shown in the most popular songs in history like Thriller, Beat It, We Are the World etc.

Followup of Transits
As I had mentioned above, end of May and beg June, Mars opposed Natal Neptune for Michael and his age group. This is a nightmare period when your immune system is down and people tend to overdose and have allergic reactions. I have a feeling that this is all related to that time. The night before, and especially in the morning when Moon touched off his natal Uranus, it set off the shock of hearing about Farrah Fawcett and his own heart going through spasms.

Moon Uranus adverse aspects are like suddenly dropping a glass plate or a vase. The reaction your body goes through is exactly what he was going through from end of May onwards as Mars had also squared his natal Uranus (prone to freak accdents to the head and spine) which often coincides with events originating in the brain. Natal Mars in 12th indicates the susceptibility to head related problems including strokes or migraines.

Some Astrology
In astrology, I have identified Mars Neptune adverse aspects as indicative of addictive tendencies and obsessions. The orb i.e. how many degrees you take before an exact aspect varies from person to person. Although Michael had Mars opp Neptune, it was very “wide”. However, Mars (energy and action) and Neptune (creativity and inspiration) clearly points to his amazing musical abilities, his sense of rhythm, his perfect timing and his total dedication to his art. In fact, you will be hard pressed to find any other aspect in his chart which points to his obsessive dedication to music and dancing.

Regardless of what the rules of astrology are, you have to go by what is obvious and work backwards to realize that you can take much wider orbs when the truth is so clear. In fact, any Mars-Neptune aspect can lead to tremendous success as well as failure or a combination of both due of its obsessive nature. It is just easier to get out of it if you are born with a positive aspect.

If you are born with a Mars Neptune aspect, then whatever you do will become an obsession, but how you offset this theme is your free choice! This is the hallmark aspect of addictions but almost every successful person is also born with it!

Unfortunately, a Mars Neptune aspect also points to a tendency towards alcohol or substance abuse as well as scandals, betrayal by those closest to you, and allergic reactions. Without a Mars Neptune aspect, we would not have some of the greatest creative geniuses, artists, musicians and performers including Leonardo da Vinci, Beethoven and Sammy Davis Jr.

Some Examples Others with Similar Aspects
of Here are some more examples of the people who were born with adverse Mars/Neptune aspects. Although they were able to sublimate their obsessive nature through work, they often miscalculated or acted on wrong hunches and went through many of the themes listed above:

Beethoven (hearing loss became a nightmare for him), Copernicus (proving that the Earth revolved around the Sun became a nightmare because of the church!), Sammy Davis Jr., Alfred Hitchcock (shared his nightmares with others), Randolph Hearst (daughter Patty was kidnapped),

Mars Neptune by transit coincides with infections, common cold, danger through water (ocean or lakes), allergic reactions, strange moods, worries, insecurities, scandals at school, nightmares, self-pity and decreases the body’s immune system. Ahmadinejad of Iran went through exactly the same aspect during the recent Iran elections which turned out to be somewhat of a nightmare as well and false accusations.

It also indicates that we may never know the whole truth as in the case of other celebrities who were going through the same aspect although more exact, Marilyn Monroe, Princess, Natalie Wood and JFK Jr.

It is ironic that finally the media is realizing the humanitarian side of this wonderful and sensitive soul instead of the false sensationalism and sentiments surrounding him while he was living. They also fail to realize that under his frail body was an athlete of remarkable abilities and it is very difficult to do what he did even for a few minutes. Not only the sudden burst of high energy but the stamina to do it over and over again for long periods of time is a hallmark of the Mars Neptune aspect.

With his unique ability to merge the talents of others, MJ combined the best styles of James Brown, Elvis, Bruce Lee (kung fu shoes, high pitched sounds and bursts of energy like a martial artist), the blues and soul singers, and even dancers from the ghettos of Harlem.

To Summarize
Regardless of what happened, we know that a combination of the humble and perfectionist Virgo side, the dramatic Leo planets and the Mars Neptune obsessive nature gave Michael the unique ability to give stunning performances to world again and again and to lift everyone’s spirits soaring to heights they had never known.

In short, Michael Jackson gave pure, groovy, unadulterated, breathtaking performances with his genius in timing, sense of rhythm, lyrics, powerful beats, and stole the hearts of millions uniting people from America to Hong Kong to the Middle East, from China to Japan (in fact all over the world), and shared some very special moments which will live on for several generations ahead.

The Memorial: It is so appropriate that today there is a full moon in the sky (Michael was also born on a full Moon!) while they are celebrating the biggest memorial anyone ever had for this very talented, gentle spirit and superstar. It is unfortunate that tabloids made money by spreading false rumours and giving a very wrong perspective of his love for children.

Ultimately, with Moon in Pisces on top of his chart, Michael will be remembered for his fantastic music and bringing so much joy in the lives of his adoring fans, both young and old. Moon in Pisces has a poignant and an ethereal quality about it which is inspired by sadness and pathos, and is like the minor chords which bond everyone to spiritual truths by touching the heart and the soul. The blues, Motown records, soul music, spiritual art and the most inspired works are all part of the Moon in Pisces.

Leonardo da Vinci portrayed his Moon in Pisces through the Madonnas he painted and the divine connection which seemed to be present in the silent prayers reflected in the eyes of his icons. Astrologically speaking, whoever named Michael after the angel, had a wonderful synchronicity with nature as it perfectly reflects a lot of the humanitarian work he did and he certainly was like a compassionate angel to millions of children whose charity his foundations still support. Indeed, there will always be a very special spot in the hearts and minds of people whenever they think of Michael Jackson.

by Hassan Jaffer

Michael Jackson Lyrics; Man in the Mirror

July 17, 2009

Im gonna make a change,
For once in my life
Its gonna feel real good,
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right . . .

As i, turn up the collar on my
Favourite winter coat
This wind is blowin my mind
I see the kids in the street,
With not enough to eat
Who am i, to be blind?
Pretending not to see
Their needs
A summers disregard,
A broken bottle top
And a one mans soul
They follow each other on
The wind ya know
cause they got nowhere to go
Thats why I want you to know

Im starting with the man in the mirror

Im asking him to change his ways
And no message could have
Been any clearer
If you wanna make the world
A better place
(if you wanna make the
World a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and
Then make a change
(take a look at yourself, and
Then make a change)
(na na na, na na na, na na, na nah)

Ive been a victim of a selfish
Kind of love
Its time that I realize
That there are some with no
Home, not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me,
Pretending that theyre not alone?

A willow deeply scarred,
Somebodys broken heart
And a washed-out dream
(washed-out dream)
They follow the pattern of
The wind, ya see
Cause they got no place to be
Thats why Im starting with me
(starting with me!)

Im starting with the man in the mirror
(ooh!)
Im asking him to change his ways
(ooh!)
And no message could have
Been any clearer
If you wanna make the world
A better place
(if you wanna make the
World a better place)
Take a look at yourself and
Then make a change
(take a look at yourself and
Then make a change)

Im starting with the man in
The mirror
(ooh!)
Im asking him to change his ways
(change his ways-ooh!)
And no message couldve
Been any clearer
If you wanna make the world
A better place
(if you wanna make the
World a better place)
Take a look at yourself and
Then make that . . .
(take a look at yourself and
Then make that . . .)
Change!

Im starting with the man in the mirror,
(man in the mirror-oh yeah!)
Im asking him to change his ways
(better change!)
No message could have
Been any clearer
(if you wanna make the
World a better place)
(take a look at yourself and
Then make the change)
(you gotta get it right, while
You got the time)
(cause when you close your heart)
You cant close your . . .your mind!
(then you close your . . . mind!)
That man, that man, that
Man, that man
With that man in the mirror
(man in the mirror, oh yeah!)
That man, that man, that man
Im asking him to change his ways
(better change!)
You know . . .that man
No message could have
Been any clearer
If you wanna make the world
A better place
(if you wanna make the
World a better place)
Take a look at yourself and
Then make a change
(take a look at yourself and
Then make a change)
Hoo! hoo! hoo! hoo! hoo!
Na na na, na na na, na na,
Na nah
(oh yeah!)
Gonna feel real good now!
Yeah yeah! yeah yeah!
Yeah yeah!
Na na na, na na na, na na,
Na nah
(ooooh . . .)
Oh no, no no . . .
Im gonna make a change
Its gonna feel real good!
Come on!
(change . . .)
Just lift yourself
You know
Youve got to stop it.
Yourself!
(yeah!-make that change!)
Ive got to make that change,
Today!
Hoo!
(man in the mirror)
You got to
You got to not let yourself . . .
Brother . . .
Hoo!
(yeah!-make that change!)
You know-Ive got to get
That man, that man . . .
(man in the mirror)
Youve got to
Youve got to move! come
On! come on!
You got to . . .
Stand up! stand up!
Stand up!
(yeah-make that change)
Stand up and lift
Yourself, now!
(man in the mirror)
Hoo! hoo! hoo!
Aaow!
(yeah-make that change)
Gonna make that change . . .
Come on!
(man in the mirror)
You know it!
You know it!
You know it!
You know . . .
(change . . .)
Make that change.