From the time of her first Jupiter opposition at the age of 6 in 1928, Judy had performed on stage. She first performed with her sisters in a Vaudeville act entitled The Gumm Sisters. However, by Judy’s first Jupiter return the group were calling themselves The Garland Sisters.
Judy’s adolescent looks caused her many problems when she was signed up at Metro-Goldwyn-Mauer. She was made to wear caps for her teeth and putty on her nose to make her look more attractive. Her first Saturn opposition in 1937 coincided with her being paired with Mickey Rooney. She portrayed Andy Hardy’s love interest for the first time.
Also during this time, she was given amphetamines to help her stay awake and barbiturates to help her sleep. The habits of a lifetime form in adolescence and sadly Judy was not able to break this one. Just after her final Saturn opposition in early 1938, Judy was cast as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz and as they say, the rest is history. The movie was released as Jupiter opposed her North Node and she became one of the most bankable stars of the 1940s. However, the plague of her addictions–rooted in adolescence–would get the better of her.
During adolescence, it is important to cultivate good habits in your teenagers. The brain is in rapid development with new synapses and neural connections being formed.
She died of a barbiturates overdose in June 1969, just as transiting Uranus and Jupiter made a series of conjunction to her natal Jupiter/Saturn/North Node stellium in Libra.
In the 1960s, it was noticed she had a large gay following. Asked what she thought of this, Judy said: “I couldn’t care less. I sing to people.”
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