The Strange Death of Michael Hutchence Part One–The Fatal Attraction of Paula Yates–The Mars Opposition

1508142407317As I tunneled down the rabbit hole, eight days ago, looking at the birth date of Michael Hutchence (1/22/60) and the strange case of his death (and life). As always, when the research starts, the mining process begins. At this point, I could probably write a small book on the death of Hutchence, Paula Yates, Bob Geldof and the death of Yates and Geldof’s daughter, Peaches. We’re talking Laurel Canyon, UK style. Instead, I”l break this down into a series, starting with Hutchence and the obsessive romance with Yates. That’s where it all starts


During the 1980’s, when dance rock stormed clubs the world over, Australia’s INXS garnered a large chunk of the market share, but while remixes of “Original Sin” and other slabs of white funk from the INXS catalog shook butts the world over, they also sold out stadiums and concert halls. INXS was huge. They were a crossover act that was the equal of the Cure, Depeche Mode, Talking Heads, and REM. A lot of it had to do with their front man, Michael Hutchence (Aquarius). Hutchence was the epitome of rock swagger. He was uncoiled and dangerous, casting a Dionysian like figure onto the scrim of the world.  Comparisons with the Lizard King were apt, but Hutchence is a more Byronic figure on a quest for spiritual and physical love. He somehow managed to channel the requisite debauchery that being a rock god demanded, while “mostly” keeping his ego in check, this would dramatically change however.

He dated glamor girls. Supermodel Helena Christensen was his main squeeze before he was utterly seduced by Paula Yates. But a tragic event happened in August of 1992, while in Copenhagen, hanging out with Christensen, Hutchence got into an altercation with a taxi driver, who punched him. The singer fell and cracked his cranium on the pavement. The resultant fall robbed him of his sense of taste and smell.   A dedicated sensualist, this drove him to the brink of madness. During the month of August, in 1992, Saturn was in Aquarius in his first house, which rules not only the entire physiognomy but more importantly in this instance, the head. He also dated (turned out) a young Kylie Minogue and even semi-admitted to having a tryst with Nastassia Kinski at the age of twelve, while living in Hong Kong (Kinski was thirteen at the time). Hutchence had it all; fame, fortune, a great band, sex appeal to burn and then it all came tumbling down and at a breathtaking rate of maximum entropy and extreme, human drama.


One of the things that’s striking about his chart is that all of his planets are above (technically below) the horizon.  There are ZERO planets in any of the houses from two through the seventh. This might qualify as one of the most ungrounded charts I’ve ever seen.

His Mars/Saturn conjunction in the 12th House is noteworthy. While it seems like Hutchence actually had a strong relationship with his father, Mars/Saturn has reared it’s ugly head in charts I’ve worked on with various clients. Mars/Saturn can be the brutal father, one consigned to violence, and usually passed down through the Saturnian or patrilineal line. In the 12th House, the effects of course are hidden. If Michael enjoyed a good relationship with his dad as is the generally held view, then how does Mars/Saturn manifest?

When we attempt to decode Mars/Saturn in this chart, it’s important to remember that Capricorn, the sign repped by both planets is INSTITUTIONAL. Michael Hutchence might have had a supportive father by all accounts, but the hierarchical institutions represented by this conjunction, may not have been all that kind. The lords of Saturn, from the boardrooms, to the crown are lodge members of Capricorn. Mars in the 12th has always been a harbinger of hidden enemies. Evolutionary astrology has taken a bit of the edge off of that fatalistic definition, but there are reasons why certain aspects have a rather fixed perspective. Like a stereotype, there is usually some truth embedded in it. Did Hutchence conjure up the martial forces of his own demise, which can also be a function of this aspect and deep location? Or, were they ciphers, hidden and tucked away, buried like clues in the sarcophagi of his 12th House? When looking at the synsatry chart of Hutchence/Yates, it’s notbale that Paula’s Saturn sits on Michael’s Mars and her own Mars, in Cancer is opposed his, in the 6th House, which unlike the 12th, is supposed to represent open enmity and not-so-hidden enemies. Paula was Michael’s firestarter in more ways than one.

As the fates would conspire, Hutchence met the spunky and punky TV presenter Paula Yates in 1985, when Yates was co-host of “The Tube” with former Squeeze piano player, Jools Holland. While the interview is less than two minutes, Yates spends the majority of her time staring at Hutchence’s package.

The interview is painfully ironic in the light of the #Metoo movement. If Yates had been a man, making obvious boob references, it would likely kill the old geezers career at this point, but in a an ironic, post-modern, Camille Paglia sort of way, Yates embraces her desire–she is a liberated woman. No matter what the social circuitry is, the chemistry is clear.

From that point forward, Yates would become obsessed with Hutchence and travel around the world, attending INXS shows whenever she could.

Yates (Taurus) was already married to Boomtown Rats singer, Bob Geldof (Libra). She would eventually leave Geldof after having three girls with him, Pixie, Fifi and the late Peaches Geldof. There are rumors that Pixie is actually Hutchence’s daughter. This would not be a huge surprise, since Yates herself had lived the majority of her life believing that she was the daughter of BBC TV presenter, Jess Yates, when in reality, she was the offspring of Yates’ TV rival, Hughie Green. Green essentially ruined Jess Yates’s career. According to Wikipedia; “Green grew frustrated by Yorkshire Television’s failure to remove programme producer Jess Yates when he requested this to be done and so leaked to Botham the stories of Yates’ affair with the young actress Anita Kay, whose story, published in the News of the World, destroyed Yates’ career.”Looking at the profile of Hughie Green, he clearly has elements that raises eyebrows and questions. Green was a pilot during WWII and after. He flew for the RAF, and maybe for some other not-so-savory-groups. Pilots play a larger role in moving people and paraphernalia around the globe, see Barry Seal and Stephen Paddock. Green was also the leader of a children’s singing group at the age of 14. He also attended Arnold House school, which was also attended by David de Rothschild and other elites.  Green has all the earmarks of a spook, who might also might have been a chicken hawk on the side.

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The feud between Jess Yates and Hughie Green would add to the undermining of Paula Yates as the paternal revelations would take place after the death of Hutchence.  Some believe that Sir Bob Geldof, with his direct connections to the crown instigated Yates’ downfall in public, thus de-legitimizing Yates’ role as a fit mother in public.  Let’s be clear, Paula was on shaky ground after the death of Hutchence, so pushing her over the ledge wasn’t that difficult, but Geldof has consistently displayed the warmth of a salamander throughout the whole affair, even denying HUtchence’s mothers dying wish to see her grand daughter.

This kind of subterfuge would not only rear it’s head in the life of Paula Yates, but metastasize to the point where the Green/Yates scandal would look like a garden variety tryst exploited during an era of stifling morality and damning judgment.

paulaPaula Yates’ chart is a complex as she is. In this chaotic splash chart, we can see that she is a force to be reckoned with. Her grand earth trine (Saturn/Pluto/Sun) is emblematic of an indomitable personality able to endure great hardship. With Sag on the ascendant, she did not want to be fenced in. But one can also see some of the traits exhibited in “real life” reflected in her chart. Yates’ Sun in Taurus is opposite her Neptune in Scorpio. The Sun (and Saturn) are the father in the chart with the Sun having prominence when the child is younger. The Neptune opposition adds confusion with paternity, a theme that would emerge for Yates years later with Hutchence and the rumor of Pixie actually being his daughter instead of Geldof’s. We will never know.  Paternity tests from dead men don’t happen often.

Saying there  was a high degree of attraction between Yates and Hutchence, with their Sun/Moon opposition in Taurus/Scorpio respectively, would be a gross understatement. Add in the fact that Yates also had Moon in Scorpio and we’re having a discussion about a fatal attraction, not just chemistry. Not only did they have Sun/Moon opposition, but they also had opposing Mars’ with hers at 7 Cancer and his at 5 Capricorn. For those of you taking notes and looking to apply some of this to relationships, opposing Mars’ make it very difficult to put energy in motion and act as one as a couple. To complicate this even more, Hutchence has his Jupiter/Venus, conjunct in Sag at 23 degrees in Yates’ first house. Yates was a globetrotter with the Sag ascendant, and his Jupiter/Venus, became her personal compass, leading her around the world to connect with Hutchence and INXS in various locales.

I’ve added the above to establish not just a legitimacy between the two, but also laying the foundation to an almost compulsive style of sex/love.

Here’s the Hutchence/Yates chart. (Next Up, the Huthence/Geldof deadly feud).


New Moon and Stellium in Capricorn, Plant Your Vision For The Next Three Years

1The hard winter sleet strafed my window this morning. Freezing droplets clung to the tree outside, the birds of spring long gone. The gun-metal-gray sky belonged to Saturn, not our Sun. Somewhere out in Arizona, where the generically white, Evergreen Air tankers spew trails of barium, aluminum, and iron oxide, laced with dessicated cocktails, swimming with nano arrays, they’ve got big plans—they want to dim the Sun because global warming is “getting out of hand.” Little do they know they know (or maybe they do) that the heat of the planet is generated from inside.

Ever wonder why the higher you climb the colder it gets?

The grand effect of the gray Sun is that the distant light, of other suns in our solar system, even from their remote orbits compete for the infiltration of our consciousness.

There is ancient lore that Saturn used to be our Sun, and that Jupiter is poised and ready to supplant it once it fades to black. Both Jupiter and Saturn have been penetrated by craft in symbolic fashion. Cassini entered the Lord of The Rings on September 15th, 2017. On September 15th, 1935, Germany adopts the Swastika as it’s new flag.

We’re two weeks into 2o18 and the biggest stellium in decades is upon us. Venus, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Saturn and Pluto, all aligned in the sign of Capricorn. As I type the Moon is just pulling into station with the Sun. This is an incredibly powerful time over the next twenty-four-hours. Be thoroughly conscious and aware of not just your thoughts, but why you are here, your higher purpose, and where you are ELevated. This is a Cardinal Gate and what you are sourcing in your field is what you are charging as change, so you may as well set your sight on the apex of your experience.

If we are God’s hands in this world, then Capricorn bestows upon us duty, responsibility and commitment to channel works, both great and small, with the focused intention of the master builder.

Saturn in Capricorn has the potential of being quite demanding, but if you can put the work in, you’ll look back on these three years as not only being pivotal for you, but the planet as a whole. Find your inner peak and scale it.


The Goat Child–Deconstructing Capricorn–A New Myth Emerges

maxresdefaultFrom time-to-time, I publish other peoples work, especially if it is both good and timely. Just a few days before his Capricornian birthday, the New Zealand based artist, creator and friend, Murray Hill sent me this gem. Murray has been adamant and persuasive about a new myth surrounding Capricorn that liberates it from the Saturnian chains of judgment.


.The twelve astrological signs bring into human expression the planetary archetypes of our celestial home – the solar system that we are all indigenous to. They mark out the cyclic development of the fundamental psycho-cognitive structure of our beings. We Human Beings render these vast planetary, stellar and galactic emanations, bringing them into form within this three dimensional time and space. We draw these archetypes down into the now, the momentary, the spatial, thought, feeling and experience. We give them expression, and in this way we are artists of spirit working with a cosmic palette.

In Capricorn, spirit creates its densest physical incarnation. At its worst and darkest moment, we see unconscious Capricorn at the very nadir, as spirit is ground down under the inexorable turning of the karmic astrological wheel. This is the position on the wheel of deep and profound suffering, the thwarting of desire and the compromise of passion. Freedom of action and expression are bound and limited by worldly and collective rules of convention.

Capricorn is typically one of the more misunderstood and maligned astrological signs – often characterised and recognised by its well known challenging aspects; the hardness and brittleness of harshly “correct” judgement, the creation, occupation and maintenance of pseudo-habitats that are characterised by uncompromising hierarchical power structures. Mind, intellect, thought, theory, morality, ethics and law are made concrete. While tradition and craftsmanship are valued, experimentation, failure and levity are frowned upon.

Born into the granite bones of this physicality, the Goat finds its feet and begins the serious minded ascent of the world. In the metaphor of the mountain we find the corporate skyscraper, the church spire, school, hospital, business enterprise, law and the family. Pyramidal structures of organisation, power and control become the familiar terrain. The Goat is sure footed, steady, dependable, responsible, dutiful – to the point of being joyless. Awareness of social responsibility, and position within the social structure casts an arid shadow over the psyche – which finds itself ultimately alone, loveless, separate and isolated by both its chosen role and its innate proclivities. The ever pragmatic Goat cannot be distracted from its climb – a fall could at worst be fatal – perhaps a social death, or at best a needless frustration or setback.

The distant, wary and deeply private Capricorn persona does not invite or welcome open examination of its inner aspects, truths and revelations. Outside scrutiny is resisted – further reinforcing its cryptic and occulted nature. The full weight and depth of the physical veil between worlds is actualised here, and the totality of the obscuring opacity is constellated within this psyche. The saturnine and laconic Goat takes a long view as others approach – trust and friendship is not forthcoming or given lightly. Loyalty once given will take the Capricorn right up to, and occasionally over the edge of the precipice. How many falls can the Goat sustain in one life time, and which of those falls were perhaps quietly chosen suicide attempts? The mountaineering Goat will have spent much time peering into the abyss of death – perceiving it as an ever present existential exit strategy.

Capricorn’s sense of concrete control is illusory, as the physical world is actually the altar upon which it ultimately finds itself being sacrificed. The estranged and judgmental parent that betrays, abandons and dismembers the Goat Child is Saturn. Here we find the wounded child, the victim, the scapegoat, the wound of the shaman – and ultimately the global and planetary wound. The judge and the victim aspects of the Toltec description of The Parasite/Predator are revealed in their awful totality. Few have eyes to witness the sacrifice and wounding of the planetary child and the Planetary Goddess herself.

The duality of the process of sacrificial lapidation, death by stoning, is implemented by both incremental degree and sudden totality. The Goat’s capacity to sustain the pain and shock of the gradual wearing down, and the instantaneous fracturing of its very being, is its greatest burden and its greatest gift. These gifts are transmuted into the polishing of the mirror of consciousness (the revelation of the seer) and the splitting apart of the despotic dividing walls of our awareness (the release from the self imposed and self policed prison). The divine splitting open is the portal found within the shaman’s wound. The shaman takes the most predatory and parasitically induced aspect of their own being and makes it Ally.

It is in this space of divine and sacred healing that we find the reverse Capricorn. This is the Goat that has submitted in its entirety to the world exactly as it is found. This is the moment of ultimate surrender, and the release of the parasitic entity that we call the self. These words are dedicated to the Capricorn nature that exists within us all collectively and individually, and the beautiful healing and transformational gift that is now revealed. We are all wounded children and we are all shamans in the making – accidental and intentional.

The reverse Capricorn becomes the initiate, the Artist of Spirit. They see that there are two pyramids; one physical, the other spiritual. They experience physicality as an expression of spirit, and they also experience themselves as spirit inhabiting that same physicality. Consciousness itself becomes the prima materia – the materiality of all that is. Beyond that there is The Mystery or for the Toltec, pure Intent – the life force that animates all that is, all that has been, all that will be, and all that will never be. Here we find the undifferentiated ground of infinite and unbounded potential.

The mindless and unconscious repetition of sacrificial ritual abuse that is so evident throughout all aspects of our world, is seen for what it is – the reproduction of the parasite/predator through trauma. This repeating pattern of ritualized trauma ensures that the wounded child that we all carry as a part of our beings, is never healed. We are a neotenous species that carries within it the homunculus of the wounded child – tragically this is not a place from which to grow whole, integrated or actualised adult Human Beings. The regressive infantilisation of our core strengths is embedded within our media and our society. Repressed, distorted and perverted sexuality has become a thing of nightmares rather than beautiful loving empowerment.

The ritualized re-enactment of trauma occurs on all levels of our collective planetary culture. The war and banking machines being the most obvious. Our individual experience of ourselves, others and the world is perceived through and obscured by this dark ritual veil. The lifting of the veil is the very definition of “apocalypse”. The dreadful and unbearable truth lies in plain sight right before us and always has. The depth and extent of our fall is now revealed for those who have the hearts, eyes and spirits for this work.

Saturn is central to the sacrifice of the divine Human Child. Saturn is central to the ritual re-enactment of the first wound. Saturn is central to the pyramidal, top down hierarchies and power structures that maintain the saturnian order. Saturn was the pre-eminent celestial figure of the old order prior to the planetary catastrophe that befell us, and which reconfigured both our planet and our very beings. At that moment of what could have and should have been our opening to the wider galactic garden, humanity was instead parasitized by an opportunistic non-physical entity.

Subsequently, a predatory group of humans has presented an occulted version of the saturnian energies in a conflated and vertiginous ongoing ritual, that reactivates the spiritual, energetic and genetic imprint of this event. If you are reading this, you carry that imprint within you, as you are directly connected to the ancestral survivors of this planetary catastrophe. The black robed priests and the black suited bankers carry the saturnian ray, and work to extend its influence and globalizse its domination. The black ritual ensures that the New Human, The Child of the Sun, remains aborted or still born.

Waiting to be saved by a god, aliens or angels is an intrinsic aspect of the saturnian ray – disempowering and disconnecting us from our own divine and sacred beings. The self appointed gurus of the West are glorified cult leaders who monetise the saturnian saviour complex.

As Saturn returns to its astrological home in Capricorn, the archetype of the transformed, transmuted and transfigured Goat Child is activated within all of us. We are Artists of Spirit and we have within us everything that we require to create a New Human, a new world and a new age. We are the beautiful beings that we have been waiting for. We are our healers.