Mars square Neptune in the natal chart brings bravery and glamour but also intrigue and scandal. These people simply have to express their strong desires by fighting for some worthy cause, they do it through their actions. Their passions are not bound by traditional public standards hence there is sometimes scandal, yet they draw on a very strong faith to march on into battle.
Mars Square Neptune Celebrities
William McKinley (13′) was the President of the United States, assassinated aged 58. He led the U.S. to victory in the Spanish–American War. He was shot at the Temple of Music by an anarchist. Just before he died he asked his staff to break it gently to his wife, and to call off the mob that was onto his assassin.
Andy Warhol’s (15′) visual arts explore the “relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement “. He attracted “distinguished intellectuals, drag queens, playwrights, Bohemian street people, Hollywood celebrities, and wealthy patrons.” Andy survived an assassination attempt by a radical feminist acquaintance. He was bisexual and a devout Ruthenian Catholic. Though he attended church nearly every day he always sat up the back. His art was heavily influenced by his religion. He died aged 58 of a heart attack while sleeping after a routine operation.
Ian Charleson (19′) was a noted Scottish actor, “a leading player of charm and power…always truthful, always honest.” Died age 40 of AIDS.
Marguerite Yourcenar (27′) was a writer and the first woman elected to the Académie française. Her famous novel Mémoires d’Hadrien, tells the life of Emperor Hadrian who “meditates on his past, describing both his triumphs and his failures, his love for Antinous, and his philosophy.” She was bisexual and lived with her female partner for 40 years till her friend died. Marguerite died 8 years later aged 84.
Twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray (37′) were high-profile murderous gangsters of London’s East End. They enjoyed celebrity status mixing with Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland in their nightclub and being interviewed on TV. They both went to prison for life aged 35. Ronnie was openly bisexual and died in a psychiatric hospital aged 61. Reggie became a born again Christian and was released to his wife on compassionate grounds, dying four weeks later of cancer aged 66.
Henry VIII of England (40′) changed religion for his passions, taking his realm away from the Roman Catholic Church. His strong desire for an heir had tragic consequences for the woman in his life. He was wounded twice in the same spot, the second being while jousting aged 45. The infection was not cured and latest research shows this was complicated by diabetes and McLeod syndrome, which together caused the fecundity problems, moods swings, suspicions, temper and weight gain. Though be broke from the Catholic Church he was always a devout Catholic, and died aged 55 saying “Monks! Monks! Monks!”
George Moscone (44′) was mayor of San Francisco until his assassination aged 49 by a political opponent who was a “defender of the home, the family and religious life against homosexuals, pot smokers and cynics.” George is a martyr of the gay rights movement.
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated when Mars was square Neptune (45′).