Astrological portrait of
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Dusan Manojlov



The work of Mozart is fascinating whichever way one looks at it. He was and remained the symbol of inexhaustible inventiveness. But what makes him special compared to other great composers is his versatility, diversity and universality of his opus. As mentioned before, Mozart composed the music in almost all musical forms existing at the time, ranging from the simplest sonatas to the most complex symphonies and operas. This is not surprising, because his Moon is placed in Sagittarius while the ruler Jupiter is at the very ASC sextile Moon. The sign of Sagittarius and planet Jupiter symbolize diversity, variety, versatility and open-mindedness. While ASC represents the way we express ourselves, it is clear why Mozart expressed his creativeness at many levels through different musical forms (Jupiter). In addition, Mozart left behind many pieces of sacred music, which again, mirrors Jupiter (spirituality, religion) at ASC.


However, what makes him a unique and unparalleled genius is the pace at which he kept creating. To illustrate this, one should only mention but a few examples: at the age of 18, Mozart composed his Symphony No. 30, Symphony No.36 and Linz KV 425 in only 4 days, while his last three symphonies No.39 KV543, No.40 KV550 and No.41 KV 551 "Jupiter" were created in record 6 weeks. His last opera La Clemenza di Tito was composed in just 18 days while a well-known overture for his opera Le Nozze di Figaro was written 2 days before the first performance.

The overture for the opera Don Giovanni was finished the night before the first performance! Four piano concertos composed in 1784: No.14 KV 449, No. 15 KV 450, No.16 KV 451 i No.17 KV 453 were created in only 2 months and his two, probably the most beautiful piano concertos, No. 20 KV 466 and No.21 KV 467, were also composed in just a two-month time. The same goes for all other works. All of them were created in an incredibly short period of time.


From the astrological point of view, it is not difficult to see why Mozart created at such startling speed. There are 4 planets in Aquarius (speed), while Uranus is in the fifth house. That is why Mozart (Uranus) composed his music (fifth house) at unfathomable (Uranus in Pisces Ė unfathomably, startling) speed (Uranus).


What inspired Mozart to keep creating so tirelessly?


The explanation can be found in the aspects of Uranus. The symbolic of Uranus square Moon, and Pluto in the third house, is best described by Mozart himself. He wrote in one of his letters that his musical fantasy (Uranus in the fifth house) was driven ( square) by different singers and musicians ( Moon-people at the degree of Libra-artist) who every day tirelessly practiced next door (third house). The ideas (Uranus) fleshed across his mind (Pluto) and he sketched them during the intermissions, ride in a carriage (third house) and picnics. In addition, this aspect shows that the death (Pluto) of numerous family members (Moon), i.e. the grief and pain caused by their loss, stirred (square) his creative imagination (Uranus). After the death of his father he created a magnificent but also tragic opera Don Juan while, only a few days after the death of his daughter Teresa, the most famous but also the saddest symphony No.40 KV 550 came to light.



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Mozartís horoscope not only reveals numerous details from his life but also speaks about his work. The position of Venus in the 5th house is the most interesting. Translated into the language of astrology, this would mean love (Venus) in a theatre i.e. opera (5th house). Since Venus is the ruler of ASC, i.e. signifies Mozart himself, it is clear that writing operas was his major preoccupation, love playing the central part in the majority of them. Venus is in the exact trine with Mars. This aspect represents an ideal love, perfect relationship between a man and a woman, while in the horoscope of a man it signifies a great lover and irresistible ladiesí man and thus, it is perfectly clear why Mozart felt compelled to stage the opera about a famous lover, Don Juan. Mars (Don Juan) is in the 9th house (a foreigner). It is a common knowledge that Don Juan was Spanish i.e. for Mozart he was a foreigner. A year before this opera Mozart wrote the wedding (Venus) of Figaro (Mars). This time, the main character, Figaro, was French ( Mars-Figaro in the 9th house-foreigner). The symbolic of Mars trine Venus is best depicted by the opera called Cosi fan tutte or School for Lovers. Why school? Both Mars and Venus are placed in the houses symbolising the process of education (5th and 9th house). Therefore, we have School ( 5th and 9th house) for Lovers (Mars and Venus).

The three previously mentioned operas were the result of Mozartís cooperation with a librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. How is this reflected in the horoscope? The 7th house represents business collaborators. The cusp of this house at the 15th degree ( Gemini-text) shows that Mozart was looking for the collaborator who would write ( Gemini) text (Gemini), librettos for his operas. The ruler of the 7th house, Mars, is placed in the 9th house (foreigner) and thus, only after achieving a successful cooperation (Venus-Mozart trine-cooperation with Mars-Lorenzo Da Ponte) i.e. joining forces with a foreign librettist, Italian (Gemini), did he manage to produce unparalleled operas to date.

In the summer of 1788, Mozart creates, within a record period of time, his last three symphonies. The very last one, which is the peak of Mozartís entire work in symphony writing, due to its heroic, spirited and optimistic character was, after his death, called ďJupiterĒ symphony.


Why Jupiter?


Because this planet is placed in Mozartís ASC (the way other people see us) and it is no wonder that this symphony was given such a name. The ruler of Jupiter is Venus placed in the 5th house (child), and it was one of the Mozartís sons, Franz Xaver, who named this symphony "Jupiter".





In 1984, director Milos Forman, makes a great film about Mozart based on the drama by Peter Shaffer. The film was entitled Amadeus. This is not surprising since Jupiter (film) is at ASC (his personality). To complete the symbolic, the film is made by foreigners (Jupiter), Americans.
The way Mozartís horoscope shows the entire storyline, many characters and even particular lines from this movie are fascinating. This is primarily due to the position of Jupiter (film) in Libra (Vienna) at ASC (Mozart). The film depicts the period of life that Mozart spent in Vienna i.e. from his arrival to this city in 1781 until his death in 1791. Mozartís first appearance in the film is shown by his ASC. In the movie, we see Mozart for the first time in the room full of cakes and cookies (Libra) in the arms of his girlfriend (ruler of the ASC, Venus in the fifth house- love affairs), future wives (Venus in Aquarius-future wife), Constance.


Another scene from the film is even more symbolic and completely supports the assumption that Mozartís ASC in Libra, i.e. that Jupiter is at the ASC. Namely, when his father Leopold came to Vienna to visit the young married couple, Mozart decided (ASC-first decision) that all three of them go to the dance, a ball (Libra) i.e. fancy dress ball (also, the ruler of ASC, Venus in the 5th house-outings, entertainment, parties). The next scene shows Mozart putting the mask of a horse onto his head (ASC)! (Jupiter).
It will be also interesting to analyse the scene in which Mozart is trying to talk king Joseph II into allowing him to stage his opera Le Nozze di Figaro. He describes his work in the following way: "This is a piece about love. Something completely new. People will go mad about it ". These two lines are clearly shown in his horoscope. Namely, this is a piece ( 5th house) depicting love (Venus). It is something completely new (Venus in Aquarius-new. Uranus-new, in the 5th house). People will go mad about it ( Uranus in Pisces-go mad, square Moon-people). Certainly, people did not go mad about this or any other of his opera due to the same aspects i.e. people (Moon) rejected (square) his brilliant operas (Uranus in the 5th house).


Any genuine lover of Mozartís music must have asked himself many times how was it possible that such a true musical genius could have been so much ignored and neglected by his contemporaries and, primarily, his fellow-citizens Austrians. The reason can certainly be found in the statement that the destiny of every true genus is tragic. However, in case of Mozart, this reason can be found in his horoscope. The "problem" of everyoneís horoscope, including Mozartís, lies in Saturn which, in Mozartís horoscope is very much pronounced. It is placed in Aquarius in his seat in the 4th house, which he also rules, since the cusp of this house is in Capricorn. The house ruled by Saturn describes persons or environment negatively influencing the native of this horoscope and imposing on him restrictions and inflicting pain. The fourth house symbolises homeland, the country where we belong. Thus, it is easy to conclude that Mozartís life in Austria, i.e. Salzburg, and then Vienna, could only bring him pain, suffering, disappointments and poverty (Saturn).
Paradoxically, the same position of Saturn brought Mozart after his death the immortal glory and, owing to this planet, Mozartís star will shine eternally.



Dusan Manojlov


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