There's a star waiting to be born on American Idol, whether he wins the contest or not. Name: Adam Lambert.
I've mentioned him in an earlier post here. After watching more of his performances on Idol, it's becoming clearer with each week that this fellow is pure star material. Maybe I'm prejudiced because he's a Sun Aquarius like myself. He might even have Moon in Aries like me, if he was born after 4am. Perhaps this is what drags me onto his wavelength, far apart generationally as we are. I could be his grandmother, but I still "get" what he's doing. What pleases me, too, is that during interviews he comes over as an unaffected, level headed, articulate and charming guy.
I wish his time of birth were available. As yet I've not found the information needed to complete his natal chart. Here, again, is a 12 noon version.
Although he has background of several years in musical theater, there's no Leo planet in his chart. Leo might be rising, of course. In interview he has talked about his work in the theater as mainly a way of paying the bills. Broadway-type music, he says, isn't the kind he listens to from choice, or wants to sing in the hoped for career he's chasing on American Idol. His own idol is David Bowie. Bowie has never appealed to me at all. I sense a distinct difference between the two. Bowie has heavy Capricorn in his natal chart, Adam is more Air-led. Both want to be "diffferent", but the way Adam will become different.... will be different - if you know what I mean!
I do like the grounding of Venus in Capricorn for Adam though. It's a solid foothold on Mother Earth. He has lots of Airy planets, in Aquarius and Libra. Capricorn Venus is an anchor he'll no doubt need in years to come. Neptune, exactly semi-sextile Venus, from Sagittarius adds enough inmagination and creativity to stop Adam's artistry from becoming boring. He may go over the top on stage, but in real life, his innate Aquarian intelligence and that Capricorn foothold will save him from many wrong turns - I'd bet on it.
Sun in Aquarius is in challenging square (90*) to Jupiter in Scorpio. Here's a hint of immoderate attitudes, and more reason to be glad of Venus in Capricorn holding things down a notch or two. Adam will, at many points in his life and career "push his luck". Depending on other circumstances and influences his risks might come off, but probably not in all cases.
Some of his critics say he's talented but too polarizing to win American Idol. I don't see this in him or in his chart. Then again, his ascendant and exact Moon position might illuminate this.
By the time the finale of Idol rolls around (I think it'll be in May), Jupiter will be in the last 5 or 6 degrees of Aquarius, out of range of his Sun/Mercury. Jupiter has been a benign influence thus far. I'm confident he has built impetus enough to reach the final. Whether he'll be 2009's American Idol, I will not guess. I will guess, though, that Adam Lambert will be a familiar name by the time Uranus enters Aries, and transits near his natal Moon in around 2 to 3 years' time.
There's an interview with Adam, on video here.
"I'm like your boy next door who decided that he wanted to be a rebel one day. So - I'm a nice rebel." ~ Adam TV interviewI'd say that sums up Sun in Aquarius pretty well!
It seems FOX has decided to block the sharing and embedding of American Idol videos due to copyright, but all of Adam's performances can still be viewed at The Best Arts.
Here's a demo reel, featuring clips of several non-Idol performances, plus an Idol audition. The range of this lad's abilities can clearly be seen.
Adam has confirmed in interview (27 May) that he was born in Indianapolis. According to a commenter he has said on FaceBook that he has Libra rising. Taking these factors into consideration the above chart is skewed as far as the houses and ascendant/midheaven etc - although it remains accurate for planets in signs.
I WILL POST A CORRECTED CHART (as far as now confirmed) ON 30 MAY IN ANOTHER POST ABOUT ADAM AND QUEEN.