Mariah Carey Birth Chart – Aries Zodiac Sign Horoscope & Birthday

Mariah Carey’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 Mariah Carey’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 Mariah Carey’s Birthday?

Mariah Carey’s birthday is March 27.

Mariah Carey’s Sun Sign Is Inspirational Aries

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

Mariah Carey’s astrological sign is Aries. She was born on March 27, 1969 in Huntington, New York.

Aries Suns are known to be trailblazers, natural leaders who encounter uncharted territory with confidence. Archetypically, Aries Suns are widely recognized as the heroes of the zodiac, here to inspire us all with their courage. We could wax poetic about the heroes’ journey with Aries, but we’d recommend listening to Mariah’s “Hero” to get a deeper sense for the way Mariah’s Aries self inspires us all to find the hero within:

“And then a Hero comes along, with the strength to carry on, and you cast your fears aside, and you know you can survive, and when you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong, and you’ll finally see the truth, that a hero lies in you.”

Aries Suns are inherently motivated to be the best at whatever they put their mind to (they do love holding that No. 1 spot). It makes sense that Mariah Carey remains the only artist to have their first five singles reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, spanning “Vision of Love” to “Emotions.”

Mariah Carey’s Natal Chart Features An Aries Stellium

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

Not only is Mariah’s Sun in Aries, she happens to have Chiron (core wounding), Venus (love and money) and Saturn (boundaries) placed in the passionate fire sign.

Mariah Carey’s concentration of Aries energy is located in her mystical twelfth house of spirituality and illusions (her sweet, sweet fantasy baby). The twelfth house is typically associated with Pisces energy, highlighting themes like intuition and surrender. The twelfth house is also a house of reclusivity and solitude, the idea of Mariah emerging from the ocean (more Piscean symbolism) to usher in Christmas rings particularly loudly.

Yet, with all her twelfth house placements, Mariah needs meaningful hibernation away from the masses so she can spiritually come back to herself and recalibrate. Twelfth house placements tend to be rather spongy, picking up intense projection from the public. It’s no surprise that Mariah experienced an emotional and physical breakdown back in 2001, beginning with her confusing appearance on Total Request Live and ultimately ending up with her in a rehab facility (twelfth house). With the help of a therapist, she was able to reevaluate the relationships in her life and ultimately reconnect with God (twelfth house again).

Mariah Carey’s Moon Is In Motherly Cancer

•Your moon sign governs the “inner you” and influences your emotions•

Mariah Carey’s moon is in Cancer, which happens to be the sign closely associated with the mother and nurturing in astrology. The moon also naturally rules Cancer, making this a particularly empowered placement. 

The moon rules our emotions and what makes us feel safe. With her Cancer moon, Mariah Carey naturally assumes a mother role for a lot of us, offering emotion-packed melodic lullabies like “Always Be My Baby” and “One Sweet Day,” serving as balm for our wounds.

With a Cancer moon, motherhood holds deep significance to Mariah. She notes that her children, Moroccan and Monroe, help heal her every day: “just by the fact that the children provide [her] with this actual love…[she’s] not worried about them trying to hurt or do any of the things that happened to [Carey] as a kid.”

Mariah Carey’s Rising Sign Is Taurus, The “Voice” of the Zodiac

•Your rising sign, or ascendant, is the first impression you make. Like a filter, it “tints” your Sun sign•

Mariah Carey is a Taurus Rising. As a Taurus rising, it would be difficult to talk about anything else than Mariah’s five-octave vocal range and her signature use of the whistle register. The Guinness Book of World Records refers to Mariah as the “Songbird Supreme,” solidifying her Taurean voice stature as the definitive vocal standard of excellence.

Taurus is also a sign associated with money matters and finances, conversations around scarcity (especially with all her Aries energy) comes to mind. With prominent Taurean placements, there is a karmic lesson in understanding how much money one pays for their sense of peace. 

When Mariah became famous, she ultimately became the go-to person for her family’s expenses; Mariah described herself as a “walking ATM with a wig on.” It’s worth noting that money matters/pressures played a huge role in the stress buildup that led to Mariah’s aforementioned breakdown.

Mariah Carey’s Chart Ruler Is Her Venus in Aries 

Your chart ruler is the planet that rules over your rising sign

As a Taurus rising, Mariah Carey’s chart is ruled by her Venus in Aries. Think of chart rulers like your personal avatar. With a Venus in Aries, Mariah has earned the reputation as a diva—right on brand for the self-focused fire sign

Mariah, however, happens to have her Venus (love, desire, and values) right on top of her Saturn (boundaries and restrictions). In the sign of Aries, the focus turns to herself and how she chooses to be selfish in the face of obligation and responsibility to others. 

Ultimately, Mariah is here to learn that the greatest commitment and act of love is to herself, and being able to communicate those needs accordingly.

Love Astrology of Mariah Carey: Passion, Humor and Space

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.•

Mars and Venus in Mariah’s natal chart form a harmonious elemental aspect known as a trine. With Mariah’s Mars and Venus in fire signs, Mariah is looking for a passionate love affair, acting on impulse with minimal concern for practicality. With a Venus in Aries and Mars in Sagittarius, Mariah might find herself getting swept away in the current of passion and fun. 

With Mars in Sagittarius, Mariah loves the idea of taking a leap of faith with a highly independent and larger-than-life personality; double points for humor (Mariah happens to co-parent her twins with comedian and TV host Nick Cannon). It is a naturally optimistic and confident placement.

However, with all that optimism and confidence, it’s important that Mariah understands that she needs her own space and autonomy in a relationship; Mars governs actions and behavior after all! This is not a placement intended to enmesh with the other, especially with her Venus in Aries where the focus is truly on herself. 

Mariah Carey’s South Node Is In Relationship-Oriented Libra

•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).

Mariah has her South Node (past-life karma) in Libra and her North Node (destiny) in Aries. With a South Node in Libra, Mariah is born with inherent creative gifts (Libras are the artists of the zodiac, after all!). On a deeper level, however, Mariah is here to work through some serious karma around relationship balance and people-pleasing.

Jupiter, the planet of abundance and opportunity happens to be located on her South Node in Libra—all that glitters (get it?) isn’t gold energy. Mariah was famously married to Columbia Records label executive Tommy Mottola who was 18 years her senior (she was, of course, signed to the label as well). She described the relationship as abusive, relishing in the emancipation of Mimi upon her divorce in 1998. 

Soon after her divorce, Mariah moved away from her traditional pop inspired ballads, gravitating to hip hop and a new sound that reflective more of her interests, not Mottola’s. Mariah’s South Node in Libra can also reflect her musical and stylistic breakaway (and the ultimate success she found); Mariah’s comeback album, The Emancipation of Mimi, became one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century. 

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