To say he is an enigma is quite the understatement when it comes to Johnny Cash. “The Man in Black” without a doubt lives up to his mysterious nickname. His words come out straight, with no extraneous descriptive poetics, yet they hit us deep within our soul by way of emotional accuracy. This man knows pain and suffering, and he strides through that dark territory like the outlaw that he is.
On to his chart!
The fist theme that jumps off the page here (always a good place to start) is the EXTREME Neptune/ Pisces energy. He has his Sun (life energy) conjunct his Mercury (speech and mind) and Mars not far behind (what makes him tick) ALL in sensitive Pisces and all in Pisces’ natural house, the 12th. The 12th house brings Pisces types of issues into your world- issues like times when you feel vulnerable, overwhelmed, or weak.
On the higher end this could be times/places that bring feelings of rapture or interconnectedness with all of life. But suffering is no stranger to the 12th house, and Pisces energy feels everything more sensitively. Let’s add the very important detail that Neptune itself is EXACTLY opposite his Sun/Mercury- adding one more POWERFUL thrust of vulnerability to this equation. It’s really unbelievable this set up. This man is either walking with God or walking with his demons.
Instead of cowering in a corner in the face of pain and suffering, Cash puts on a headlamp and marches straight in to the dark trenches of sorrow in search of something true. This is the spirit of an 8th house Scorpio Moon. Scorpio is emotional energy that goes deep and craves REALNESS. The 8th house is the place in life where those things happen, like intimate relationships or offering values (like the messages in his songs) that can be truly SHARED by others.
But there’s more to Cash’s approach. He’s an outlaw. Which brings us to his guns-blazing Venus Uranus conjunction. Venus (personal charm) is fused with Uranus (the rule breaker/ outlaw!) and they are in fiery courageous Aries in the first house (personal style/identity). This piece of dynamite is squared by Pluto, which blows it up even bigger with empowerment from the 5th house (the house of self expression).
His Jupiter is in Leo, bringing a restoration of faith through play and spontaneous fun (Leo). Humor wedges it’s way into the tumultuous terrain of emotional bullets with songs like “A Boy Named Sue”.
So Happy Birthday to The Man in Black! Hello, he’s Johnny Cash! Thank you a million times over you beautiful man!