One of the most popular posts I managed to scratch out was a pre-horoscope post on Jay-Z. I had stumbled onto a small stash of Youtube videos that had grown almost exponentially over the past year. The videos were documenting Jay-Z’s involvement with Freemasonry. There were photos of Jay and Nas and Jay and Kanye slippin’ the grip, one of a number of secret handshakes that Masons use to identify themselves.
Spearheading the discovery was Alan Watt, a somewhat controversial figure in the realm of illuminati showdowns, occasionally accused as being a gatekeeper (but that’s a different story). Anyway, Watt had hooked up with a guy by the name of “Cul Cre” aka “Culture Creation” Speaking with Watt from Brazil, “Cul Cre” went on a fascinating dissertation on the Illuminist presence in Hip Hop. He cited “The Game,” “Dead Prez,” “Mystikal,” “Lil Wayne,” “Nas,” “Kanye,” “Jay” and even “KRS-1″ and “Mos Def” as being inside the game at a fairly high level. His arguments and evidence were fairly compelling. But out of all of them, it’s the content around Jay and his Masonic influence that’s really jumping up. I get search terms every day with people trying to figure out if Jay is a Mason or an agent of the illuminati or if he sold his soul to the devil. What’s fascinating about al of this is how Beyonce and Rhianna are also being viewed through the same lens.
There’s a filmmaker named Lennon Honor who has done an amazing 21 part video breaking down Rhianna’s “Umbrella” and “Disturbia” videos. Since Jay-Z rhymes at the beginning of “Umbrella” he too comes under Honor’s estimable scrutiny. It’s only a few lines, but they way he deconstructs them is critical to understanding not just what unfolds in the Umbrella video, but as it relates to Rhianna’s life, especially in Jay’s camp. The continued unfolding of the story takes place in the “Run This Town” video with Jay-Z, Kanye and Rhianna, which has also been broken down into it’s serial parts and exo-political meaning.
The buzz around Jay-Z’s illuminist connections are growing and even hitting the likes of XXL, where Byron Crawford just pecked a piece about Jay-Z and his illuminist connections getting Jay into position to eventually buy The Yankees. Even Jay-Z himself is in on it, using the Masonic hype to his advantage, crafting a new mythology as he dances with the dark side. Can we determine by Jay-Z’s chart if he does indeed have the secret society sauce in him?
In a lot of celebrity charts, all the info isn’t always available. That’s the case when it comes to Jay-Z ‘s chart and then some. We know he’s a Sag and today is his 40th birthday, but we don’t know his birth time and to make matters even fuzzier, I have heard from my friends in the hip hop world that Jay-Z is actually older than his stated age. This presents a problem when looking at his chart and trying to determine if particular angles would lend one to be open to some sort of fraternization with guys in robes.
If we go on the face value of the birth date, Jay-Z would be a Sag with a Libra Moon, Mercury in Sag, Venus in Scorpio, Mars in Aquarius, Jupiter in Libra, Saturn in Taurus, Uranus in Libra, Neptune in Scorpio and Pluto in Virgo. If the date is correct, there’s some interesting threads running through these planets/signs that might reveal what we’re looking for.
I think that on et surface, we need to simply look at Jay-Z’s sun in Sag. If his birth time/date is not correct, it’s not even worth getting into, but the Sag Sun does count for something. If anything, it points him towards the acquisition of wisdom and knowledge–that’s the nature of Sag. But wisdom and knowledge are not always manifest on the highest plane of one’s ability to do so. Quite often, knowledge and wisdom, get perverted into information and power, which are the tools of the trade used by corporate psychopaths the world over, many of whom have fraternal relationships that support the very best psychopathology in high places. So just because Jay is a Sag, it doesn’t mean that he would necessarily reach for the highest aspiration–more like low hanging fruit.
If we look back on his life, we can see that he was raised in New York and came of age during a time when “black consciousness” was on the rise. Public Enemy was fighting the power and groups like X-Clan and Afrika Bambataa’s Soul Sonic Force were sampling not only rhymes, but esoteric mythology as well, reaching back into the roots of ancient Egypt and even in some cases, beyond. At the center of the black consciousness movement was “Malachi Z York” founder of the “Nuwabian” sect, a hybrid mutation of “The Nation Of Islam” and more esoteric teachings evolved out of Egyptian mystery schools. Jay Z was immersed in this culture and can even be found spitting his rhymes with Big Jaz on “The Originators” which actually has brief shout out to “Nuwabia.” Here on the video, check out the stylings and imagery of the singers and the video itself. Jay-Z was not some ignorant fool that simply made a few quick moves to get to the top of the game. He’s known about symbolism, magic and knowledge for years. It’s quite Sag-like actually. The Nuwabians have since relocated to Georgia, where they are setting up a surreal version of their own Egypt. Check out the video on their site to get an idea of how committed these people are. Malachi York, their leader is currently in prison. If anything, this would show Jay who has the supposed power and who doesn’t. Cash hungry criminals run the world, while marginal prophets like York do time. Where do you think Jay-Z is going to put his energy and with whom? Is that the Sagittarian in him or are there other factors in his chart if the day is right?
While it’s never too wise to simply read signs and planets on their face value, without the birth time, it’s hard to get a complete read, especially if the DOB might even be in question, but let’s assume that today is really Jay’s birthday and he is 40. His Mars would be in Aquarius at 21 degrees. Mars in Aquarius is incredibly forward thinking and innovative, really on the cutting edge, but it can also be cool and cruel. My take on Mars is that it brings out the best and the worst of each sign, regardless of whether it is a benefic or malefic, whether it’s in it’s ruler or decline. Mars is energy and unchecked energy in any sign is problematic. If Jay’s Mars is in Aquarius, it could represent the shadow of the Aquarian Age or simply reveal what the Aquarian Age is really meant to be; a covert system of control that manipulates symbols and perceptions in order to insert a new program that re-wires peoples circuitry while giving them new belief systems that can make them more easily managed. Is Jay-Z now openly flaunting his Mars in Aquarius when he wears a Roc-a-fella hoodie (see above) that has “Do What Thou Will.” Is this the shadow of Mars in Aquarius being expressed by Jay through fashion and mass media? Mars trines Jupiter in Libra in his chart, which should exalt his feelings of fairness and equality for all, but his lyrics rarely if ever exhibit such altruistic sentiments. Jay-Z is all about “the life” which is materialistic excess raised up to god-like levels. In this sense, he’s been like a street corner pimp for a massive media campaign that offers all the worst aspects of self and cultural empowerment. It promotes the separate quest for “self” in the grossest and most banal way. But he’s promoted and helped at many levels bad steps along the way as a result of this. If Jay-Z were more like his opposite, Tupac Shakur, both astrologically (Gemini) and philosophically, do you think he’d still be around and perched to possibly buy the New York Yankees? It’s doubtful that he’d be alive, let alone have a record deal. Jay-Z used the Mars/Jupiter alignment to make friends in very high places to promote an agenda and shape the minds of millions of young Americans, black and white.
Again, looking at the birth chart, we can see yet another potential clue to determining whether or not he has been co-opted and is now openly using his connections and power to overtly place more symbolic magic further and deeper into the collective psyche. His Venus is in Scorpio (like our pal Tiger Woods) and it is conjunct Neptune in Scorpio. I don’t want to give Scorpio a bad rap here, but it is in it’s fall. It manifests in the quest for power in relationships. Hilary Clinton, Tiger, Jesse Jackson and Bill Gates all have Venus in Scorpio. Patti Smith and Jim Morrison also have/had it as well. One group represents the political and material drive for power with Venus in Scorpio, while the latter are more concerned with the symbolic externalization of the psyche. Jay-Z seems to be an amalgam of the two, especially since he is now externalizing the symbolic element in both his videos and his lyrics. In essence, he is becoming more brazen and using the imagery in service of what he has apparently been tasked to do. Add Neptune and it’s rather mystical, yet dark, scorpionic powers over the top of Venus and we have affiliations, groups, networks, societies in the service of magical and occult ordination. Venus has a loose square to Mars, which would accentuate the more cruel and indifferent qualities of Mars in Aquarius. Again, all of this might be a moot point if this is not Jay’s real birth date, so we are at the very least speculating on what may or may not be real. What we can go on though is the body of work that’s out there and how Jay-Z seems to be playing up and reinforcing not just his emerging image as dark mage and master of the material plane, but now consciously dialing up the energy and inserting into the dominant paradigm. In essence, Jay is at the very least making it look cool to sell ones soul to some greater power that claims to have domain over this world.
This isn’t really just about Jay-Z though. It’s about the conscious and overt marketing that is used to keep people in their place, especially the black community, which has been left without a true political rudder since the deaths of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. Hip hop is anything but protest music or a politically conscious art form–t has pockets of it though–Immortal Technique stands out as one of the few rappers that is willing to take on big issues like 911. But the majority of hip hop is on Auto-tune now, while Jay-Z and his crew, run this town.”
So the mystery of Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z deepens as it creates what I would call a “negative mythology” while the likes of Alan Watt, Cul-Cre and Honor Lennon dissect the message beamed back at the masses. Is Jay-Z illuminati? You be the judge.
Here’s a few interesting videos of Professor Griff of Public Enemy talking about Jay-Z, Obama and others.