J. Cole Birth Chart – Aquarius Zodiac Sign Horoscope & Birthday

J. Cole’s birth chart, interpreted by The AstroTwins

The following analysis by celebrity astrologers Tali & Ophi Edut, aka The AstroTwins, highlights the most interesting astrological features of J. Cole’s birth chart for all level astrology readers to understand.
Additional reporting by Astrostyle Contributing Editor Tasha Beg @thepopastrologist

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When Is J. Cole’s Birthday?

J. Cole’s birthday is January 28.

J. Cole’s Sun Sign Is In Intelligent Aquarius

•The Sun represents the essence of your personality, your main character energy•

J. Cole (Jermaine Lamarr Cole) was born on January 28, 1985, at a military base in Frankfurt, Germany. His astrological sign is Aquarius.

As an Aquarius Sun, J. Cole is strategic, brilliant and astute. Before his prolific rap career, J. Cole attended St. John’s University on a scholarship, believing his chances of securing a recording contract would be better in NYC. He eventually graduated magna cum laude with a degree in communications, although he initially majored in computer science (he couldn’t have picked more Aquarian majors if he tried!).

Aquarius is also known as the rebel of the zodiac. In true Aquarius fashion, J. Cole would officially receive his degree much later despite graduating because he owed the school money for an overdue library book!

Editor’s note: Because J. Cole’s exact birth time is unknown, we use noon to generate his birth chart details. Without a birth time, you can’t accurately know a person’s Rising sign. There is still a LOT of data you can glean by knowing a date and location of birth—so don’t let that stop you from checking out your astrology natal chart if you don’t know your exact birth time, either!

J.Cole’s Natal Chart Sun-Pluto Aspect Spells Inner Tension

•Pluto holds the key to our personal chamber of secrets, everything from money, sex, power•

J. Cole’s Sun forms a challenging aspect with powerful Pluto, the planet of rebirth and empowerment. It forms a 90 degree aspect (known as a square) with his Aquarius Sun, reflective of inner tension J. Cole needs to harmonize.

Pluto aspecting a planet in the chart is serious business. Pluto indicates a core wounding that needs acknowledgement as the planet tends to unearth hidden and repressed fears in the chart.

J. Cole’s Pluto is in Scorpio, a powerful energetic signature as Pluto is the modern ruler of Scorpio, doubling down on some emotional intensity in his chart. Pluto in Scorpio is generational, meaning those born in between 1983-1995 share the same placement. 

With Pluto in Scorpio squaring his Aquarius Sun, J. Cole has to integrate some core wounding around community, compassion, and a sense of belonging into his identity (Sun). Being bi-racial, J. Cole has frequently been candid in interviews about navigating racial complexities.

J. Cole’s South Node Is Also in Self-Empowering Scorpio

•Astrologers use the nodes of the moon (found opposite each other in your birth chart) to determine where your destiny lies (North node) and what you were in past lifetimes (South node).

J. Cole has his South Node (past-life karma) in Scorpio and his North Node (destiny) in Taurus. With a South Node in Scorpio, J. Cole has been exposed to some harsh and ugly truths that have left open wounds on his soul. 

Having a South Node in Scorpio, one might find themselves caught in a spiral of self-loathing and guilt. On Snow On Tha Bluff, J. Cole raps that “I struggle with thoughts on the daily, feel like a slave that somehow done saved enough coins to buy his way up outta slavery, thinkin’ just maybe, in my pursuit to make life so much better for me and my babies, I done betrayed the very same people that look at me like I’m some kind of hero.”

J. Cole is here to heal, and in turn, help heal others through the message woven into his artistry. With the North Node in Taurus his karmic path is to prove his worth to himself, ground and temper his tendency to overthink, and curate his ability to peacefully bring people together.

Love Astrology for J. Cole: Playing the Muse

•Venus and Mars are the love planets in astrology. In your birth chart, Venus represents seduction and romance while Mars represents lust, motivation and erotic instincts.•

J. Cole has both his Mars and Venus in Pisces, a particularly creative and empathetic configuration. Mars aims to protect while Venus looks to nurture. Mars and Venus is an artist friendly configuration, with partners often taking on the role of muse and inspiration in the relationship.

In Pisces, Mars and Venus take on a protective love bubble quality as Pisces is a deeply sensitive energy that tends to take on other people’s projections. One of the most private couples in the industry, J. Cole has been with his partner Melissa Heholt since the 2000s when they met in college. In fact, the couple quietly tied the knot in 2015, initially keeping their wedding a secret!

J. Cole’s Birth Chart Has A Stellium In Ambitious Capricorn

•A stellium is when three or more planets are in the same zodiac sign or house in a birth chart•

J. Cole’s natal chart shows Jupiter, Mercury and Neptune in Capricorn. Three or more planets or placements in the same sign of a chart is called a stellium. 

Capricorn is the zodiac sign associated with ambition and legacy. With Jupiter (confidence/faith), Mercury (communication/lyrics) and Neptune (inspiration) in the mix, J. Cole is highly ambitious and confident in his rapping abilities. He also has an immense respect for tradition and the greats that came before him. He highlights Jay-Z as one of the most influential figures in his career; it’s no surprise that Jay-Z happens to have a Mars in Aquarius, acting as a managerial/mentor-like influence on J. Cole’s Aquarius Sun. He also collaborates with contemporary artists, like Nicki Minaj.

Switching gears, Mercury can also symbolize children in the chart, while Jupiter can act as a guiding figure. Capricorn is also the sign often-linked to fatherhood and responsibility. Fatherhood and family is extremely important to J. Cole, and has even noted previously that his sole purpose in life is to be a father (he has two children) and a husband.

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