The Weeknd’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 The Weeknd’s birth chart for all level astrology readers to understand. Additional reporting by Astrostyle Contributing Editor Tasha Beg @thepopastrologist
When Is The Weeknd’s Birthday?
The Weeknd’s birthday is February 16.
The Weeknd’s Sun Is In “Bad-Boy” Aquarius
•The Sun represents the essence of your personality, your main character energy•
Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye’s astrological sign is Aquarius. He was born on February 16, 1990, in Toronto, Canada.
Aquarius Suns are stereotypically thought of as the “cool kids” of the zodiac; you know the types: those with a James Dean (fellow Aquarius) daydream look in their eyes? They seem to never go out of style, reflecting a timeless quality intrinsic to Aquarius.
The Weeknd’s Sun is in the eighth house of his birth chart, focused on events that happen behind closed doors. The eighth house has the energy of Scorpio, layering in themes like sexuality and intimacy. With his Sun in the eighth house, it’s no surprise that the Weeknd is known for his melancholic melodies that feature romantic edge and deep introspection.
The eighth house is also associated with other people’s resources and joint ventures. The Weeknd began his music career posting music anonymously on Youtube (eighth house Suns love anonymity!). It wasn’t until he co-founded his record label “XO” with other music executives did he release his debut mixtape, House of Balloons, in 2011.
The Weeknd’s Rising Sign Is In Nurturing Cancer
•Your rising sign, or ascendant, is the first impression you make. Like a filter, it “tints” your Sun sign•
The Weeknd is a Cancer Rising. Cancer risings are known to have round, soft faces, emanating a comforting and safe quality. At the core, Cancer risings are incredibly relationship-motivated and may prize matters of the relationship above their own selves!
The Weeknd has certainly been involved in a few prolific relationships including Bella Hadid and Selena Gomez. Once discussing his dating life, The Weeknd noted that he felt “guilty” about bringing attention to the people he dates, indicative of the protective nature of Cancer Risings.
The Weeknd’s Moon Sign Is In Mysterious Scorpio
•Your moon sign governs the “inner you” and influences your emotions•
The Weeknd also happens to have a Scorpio moon, notorious for preferring to keep a low-profile. Scorpio moons crave deep soul connection and are very relationship-oriented, seeking to merge mind, body and spirit with another.
Scorpio moons are also known for their obsessive quality. Located in The Weeknd’s birth chart fifth house of pleasure and indulgences, he is no stranger towards escapist substances. He previously stated that drugs were “a crutch” for him when he wrote music early in his career. He now describes himself as being “sober-lite.”
The Weeknd’s Chart Ruler Is Also His Scorpio Moon
•Your chart ruler is the planet that rules over your rising sign•
As a Cancer Rising, The Weeknd’s chart is ruled by his Scorpio moon, upping the dial on his emotional intensity and desire for connection. With such emotional intensity comes a potential for overstimulation, resulting in a need to numb.
Being a house of pleasure, the fifth house is also associated with romance and love affairs. He might not be able to feel his face when he’s with you, but he loves it!
What Pluto in The Weeknd’s Birth Chart Means
•Pluto holds the key to our personal chamber of secrets, everything from money, sex, power•
Pluto in Scorpio is generational, meaning those born in between 1983-1995 share the same placement. The placement describes a deep collective wounding and shame around sex and emotional vulnerability.
Having Pluto and his moon at the same degree stresses the importance of healing his issues with intimacy, in turn, allowing him to share his emotional journey with others. Located in the fifth house of artistry, there’s a real art imitating life quality here, with the fans (collective) benefitting from The Weeknd channeling his healing into his music and creative process.
Love Astrology for The Weeknd: Love Is A Battlefield
The Weeknd happens to have both his Mars and Venus in Capricorn, a charming and potentially dramatic conjunction. It’s a particularly creative and dynamic aspect that can also give off major “love is a battlefield energy” vibes. These are not the wallflower types.
With his Venus in Capricorn, The Weeknd isn’t here to waste his time. He’s looking to invest in a partner who wants to build for the future. Capricorn placements often have rather traditional values and take family matters rather seriously. Simply put, those with a Venus in Capricorn are eager for commitment—they love a long-standing institution after all!
The Weeknd also has his Mars in Capricorn, making for an ambitious appetite in more ways than one. Located in his sixth house of work, the Weeknd might have a hard time balancing his relationships given his commitment to his craft and legacy.
The Weeknd Has A Capricorn Stellium
•A stellium is when three or more planets are in the same zodiac sign or house in a birth chart•
In addition to his Mars and Venus in Capricorn, the Weeknd happens to have Saturn (hard work), Neptune (creativity) and Uranus (genius) in Capricorn as well. Three or more planets or placements in the same sign of a chart is called a stellium.
Capricorns may make great providers and offer grounded advice; they naturally assume the role of the family “rock.” Behind the mature demeanor however, The Weeknd might struggle to communicate vulnerably in his intimate relationships.
With the concentration of Capricorn in his sixth house, the energetic focus on work is intense. The Weeknd has even claimed that he loves to work and create, and doesn’t really know what winding down means (work-life balance does not apply here). The Weeknd would benefit from carving out more moments of self-care and solitude so he can come back fueled with a fresh tank of inspiration.
The Weeknd’s South Node Is In Superstar Leo
•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).
The Weeknd also happens to have his South Node (past-life karma) in Leo and his North Node (destiny) in Aquarius. His South Node is in his second house, while his North Node rests in his eighth house, where his Aquarius Sun lies.
The Aquarius/Leo axis revolves around popularity, with The Weeknd experiencing a rather complicated relationship with the public following the release of controversial HBO show, “The Idol.” His Pluto and moon conjunction noted earlier challenges his Aquarius-Leo karma; he toes a fine line between being idolized and damned by the public as he honors his creative journey.
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