Judy Garland was born on 10th June 1922 at 6:00am in Grand Rapids Minnesota (Rodden Rating: AA; Collector: Steinbrecher) during the Jupiter and Saturn conjunction in Libra, both planets conjunct her North Node. Astrologically, Jupiter is seen as fortunate and Saturn as trouble and problems. It is interesting that Garland’s life was such a mixture of these extremes–many of the happies and sads stemming from trying to please too many people via Libra diplomacy. Married five times, Judy seemed unable to decide what she needed from others and, coupled with a drugs and alcohol dependency problem, her financial problems were in continuous turmoil.
From the time of her first Jupiter opposition at the age of 6 in 1928, Judy had performed on stage. First with her sisters in a Vaudeville act entitled The Gumm Sisters but 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 as the character 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. 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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