Jay-Z’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 Jay-Z’s birth chart for all level astrology readers to understand.
When Is Jay-Z’s Birthday?
Jay-Z’s birthday is December 4.
Jay-Z’s Sun Sign Is Entrepreneurial Sagittarius
•The Sun represents the essence of your personality, your main character energy•
Jay-Z’s astrological sign is Sagittarius. He was born on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York.
Sagittarius people are outpoken, clever and entrepreneurial, which may explain Jay’s trajectory from rapper to record-industry mogul to hip-hop’s first billionaire through ventures ranging from music to fashion to sports. His hit collab with (Capricorn) Mary J. Blige, Can’t Knock The Hustle, basically sums up the unstoppably venturesome spirit of a Sagittarius.
Jay-Z’s Sun is in the third house of his birth chart, the communication house, which absolutely gives him the gift of gab! Sagittariuses are big, bold talkers, witty and clever. His third-house Sun only adds more gilding to his silver tongue. This partnership-powered position explains why he’s been eager and excited to collaborate with other artists throughout his career.
Sagittarius loves a treasure hunt! And he’s mined some true industry gems like Rihanna and Kanye West, artists he discovered and lifted into the spotlight (Kanye West started as a producer on Jay-Z’s early music).
Ja-Z is one true-to-type Sagittarius who has no bounds when it comes to enterprises!
Jay-Z’s Moon Is Relationship-Oriented Libra
•Your moon sign governs the “inner you” and influences your emotions•
Libra moons are very calming and soothing, and they are drawn to art and music and beauty. He’s wed to one of the most beautiful women in the world, no surprise! And he’s an art collector, owning some famous works including “Mecca” by the New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Libra also rules fashion, and Jay-Z has killer style. In addition to owning a fashion label, he has collaborated with many popular brands.
Jay-Z’s Rising Sign Is Discerning Virgo
•Your rising sign, or ascendant, is the first impression you make. Like a filter, it “tints” your Sun sign•
Jay-Z’s rising sign is where things get interesting. Virgo is a mutable sign, like Sagittarius, but it’s much more contained, measured and controlled. So while his astrological Sun sign, Sagittarius, represents energy that can spill out all over the place, his Virgo rising actually helps him to focus in so he can sharpen his business acumen. He’s much more disciplined (even controlling at times) than one might expect at first meeting.
As a result of his Virgo Rising, he is able to be selective and discerning, and curate who to work with. That has probably helped him to make some of the sensible, wise decisions he’s made.
Jay’s Z’s South Node Is Also In Virgo
•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).
Jay-Z also happens to have his South Node (past life) in Virgo and his North Node (destiny point) in Pisces. Underneath the unflappable cool lies a bit of a control freak who likes everything just so! He’s much more regimented than he may let on, perhaps experiencing anxiety that shows up in the form of digestive pain or body aches. With his North Node in Pisces, he’s here to learn how to expand into his spirituality, to surrender and just open his heart. As he processes trauma and allows himself to feel, his physicality will improve.
The South Node is in the twelfth house, and the North node is in the sixth house of Jay-Z’s birth chart, which gives him kind of a flipped energy (the sixth house has the energy of Virgo, and the twelfth house has the energy of Pisces). So a lot of his life lessons center around what to control and what to surrender, and where to use his mind and where to use his intuition.
He has an ability to flow from the business-y Virgo South Node side to the artist Pisces North Node (and the twelfth house in Pisces rules music). Note that he’s married to a Virgo. Beyoncé being the same Sun sign as his South node shows that she’s someone who’s very important to anchoring him in this lifetime.
Love Astrology of Jay-Z
Jay’s Z’s Venus is in Scorpio and his Mars is in Aquarius, which is a little bit of a clash since these planets are arranged in a challenging 90º angle called a square.
Venus in Scorpio makes him highly mysterious and incredibly magnetic. This is sexy energy unbound! While he’s a master seducer, he needs someone who’s going to be loyal and faithful. Venus in Scorpio people can be a bit jealous and possessive.
Jay Z’s Neptune—the planet of enchantment—sits right next to Venus in his natal chart
This placement of Neptune colors the energy of the love planet. This makes him great at creating fantasy and erotic situations that are otherworldly. This is a drunk-in-love placement all the way!
As much as he loves sipping from that Scorpionic chalice, he can also find himself feeling trapped by his very own longings. With Mars in freedom-fighter Aquarius, he needs to feel unbound, too! Mars in Aquarius craves variety, independence and experimentation. He doesn’t mind pushing the envelope as anyone who’s watched the Lemonade visual album can attest.
What Jay needs is, as the crass saying goes, a freak in the sheets and a class act in the streets. While he wants someone to be wild and crazy, he also needs them to be loyal to him. He seems to have found the right balance with his wife, Beyoncé.
Jay-Z’s Chart Ruler Is Communicative Mercury
•Your chart ruler is the planet that rules over your rising sign•
Jay Z’s chart ruler is Mercury, the planet that governs Virgo, his rising sign. His natal Mercury is in Sagittarius, in the fourth house. The fourth house is about building a nest egg and keeping things on your home court. You can see that in Jay’s savvy business accumen: he likes to own the rights to his work, brands and publishing.
The fourth house is also about home and family. Jay Z creates a strong domestic life with Beyoncé and their children, Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir. And the fourth house is about personal life, which he maintains relatively privately (like disappearing from or reappearing on Instagram) despite his and Beyoncé’s incredible fame.
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