Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Elon Musk caused a bit of a stir when took a puff of a marijuana joint while being interviewed on the Joe Rogan show, which got a lot of people flustered, even though it was a perfectly legal thing to do where he was. This incident occurred early in September 2018.

More seriously, he had also got himself into hot water with the Securities Exchange Commission for a tweet in which he claimed he was taking Tesla private, which created some confusion among investors and shareholders.

This prompted me to revisit his chart to see what’s going on with the fella despite the fact that we don’t have an official birth time for him. All we know is that he was born on the 28th of June 1971, in Pretoria, South Africa. We can be sure of the approximate zodiacal degree of the planets in his chart, but the Moon’s degree, and the Ascending sign are unknown.

I noticed that transiting Neptune was around the time of this incident opposite the general zone his natal Moon would have occupied during the 24 hours of the date of his birth; somewhere between 4 and 16 degrees Virgo in terms of the Tropical Zodiac.

I wondered if this could have some bearing on his controversial toke on the joint and the thoughtless tweeting? In order for transiting Neptune to be in fairly tight Opposition to his Moon he would need to have been born early evening.

That would place the Sun and Mercury in his 6th House, which works pretty well I think, since he is highly efficient, technically skilled, very hard working, and indeed quite tense and highly strung (which seems further validated by the Moon ending up in the 8th House if we place Sun in the 6th).

I further noticed that this convincing chart pattern places an exalted Mars in Sidereal Capricorn in the 1st House along with Rahu, which speaks of his drive and worldly success. Mars would be lord of the 11th House of income/gains, which happens to be occupied by abundant Jupiter. He’s a very wealthy guy, and this chart reflects that nicely.

Saturn, the Ascendant lord is located in the 5th House in Sidereal Taurus along with Venus. I did a little probing online to find out about children in his life, and it turns out his first child died in infancy due to “SIDS” (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), and thereafter he went on to father several more children. This seems consistent with the combination of Saturn and a very powerful Venus in her own sign in the 5th House; the early death of a child, followed by several healthy children.

Now, here’s the thing that I find intriguing. Only after I had spent some time toying with this approximate speculative birth time did I discover on astro.com‘s source notes on Elon Musk that Isaac Starkman rectified his chart to 20.42.36 (EET), which yields a Sidereal Capricorn Ascendant as I had come to suspect through my meandering musings! Of course it doesn’t prove anything, but it is more than a little interesting to me that I came to a similar conclusion to Starkman’s rectification, most likely via a very different line of reasoning.

I can’t help being struck by the fact that both Elon Musk and Nikola Tesla, after whom he named his electric vehicle company, are both Tropical Sun in Cancer which becomes Sidereal Sun in Gemini, and both have Mercury in Sidereal Gemini too which acts as lord of the 6th House in both charts.