Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Classical Singing Legend Kishori Amonkar Passes Away

MUMBAI -- Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away in the wee hours of Tuesday after a brief illness. She passed away at her home in central Mumbai. She was 84 years old. Born on 10 April 1932 here, Amonkar was recognised as one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and as an innovative exponent of the Jaipur gharana. A gharana is a community of musicians sharing a distinctive musical style.  April 4 https://goo.gl/MT2KcZ

In mundane astrology, the movement of planets across the 0 Aries point is a very important event. Venus is retrograding out of Aries and into Pisces. As it does so  Venus will begin a square to Saturn that will be in effect for the rest of April as Venus stations and slowly turns direct again while Saturn stations retrograde. Shown here is the chart for Venus at 0 Aries drawn for Bombay. Notice that at this place Venus-Saturn forms a T-square with the Moon on the angles in Cancer. With Venus’ connection to music and Saturn’s rulership of tradition , Venus-Saturn here refers to classical music and with Moon a female singer while Cancer is a sign that astrologers associate with ethnic and folk traditions  so that we have clear indication of a female classical singer. Finally we note that Venus on the Ascendant is conjunct the asteroid Lacrimosa which Marth Wescott links to music as well as death.

A look at the primary transits in Amonkar’s horoscope (10 April 1932 ) completes the picture. Amonkar died at her Uranus return just a week before her 85th birthday. Her Sun in Aries is conjunct Uranus square Pluto and the asteroid Lacrimosa. Her Uranus return was activating this combination.

ORPHEUS or LACRIMOSA: Sad, sweet or haunting music, lyrics or poetry; dirges; sense of mourning and loss; grief (for what you don't have—what has gone out of your life--  “might have been” or what was); contact with death.

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