The astrology of L’Wren Scott

Lwren ScottDear readers – do not despair, I will soon be bringing you soothing words to calm your fears over the upcoming Grand Cross that is causing tabloid news to shiver around the globe.  But meanwhile I have been fascinated with the personage that was L’Wren Scott who took her own life last week.

The birthchart of L’Wren Scott (born 4/28/1964 time unknown) shows someone who was born at the peak of the conjunction of Uranus to Pluto in 1964, with the Sun in Taurus.  The Uranus/Pluto conjunction presided over the huge social cataclysm that we now call “The Sixties” – individuals who were born between 1962 and 1968 carry this archetype in their charts and are driven to create social change and transformation.  Between 1964 and 1966 Saturn and Chiron opposed the Uranus/Pluto conjunction, and all of you born during those years have a certain degree of painful challenges (Saturn) and emotional wounds (Chiron) that require constant disruption and transformation (Uranus/Pluto).

What interests me about L’Wren is the difficulty she seems to have had establishing an identity of her own.  She was adopted into a Mormon family and then changed her name at age 18 when she began a career as a fashion model in Paris.  During her Saturn Return she moved to LA and became a PR rep for Prada and then a stylist to the stars.  Her chart is a lucky one, with the Sun conjunct both Mercury (intelligence) and Jupiter (good fortune), but the Sun makes an opposition to Neptune, the planet of mystical transcendence, illusion and delusion.

Neptune/Sun people find it difficult to figure out who they are, and worse, they are misperceived by others (see my earlier post on this topic).  L’Wren had many significators of success:  Saturn (hard work) in harmony with Jupiter (good luck) and both harmonizing with the Node of the Moon signifying destiny.  But she also had an unaspected Mars (meaning it made no aspects to other planets) which can “go off half-cocked” without the support of reasoned planning or strategy.  (George W Bush also has an unaspected Mars and his impulsivity is rather well-recorded.)

Her career was stratospheric and she made her own way through most of it, relying on her boyfriend Mick Jagger only to help her launch her clothing line.  But evidently the clothing line was losing money and L’Wren was falling deeper and deeper into debt.  This is pure speculation, but I wonder whether  having carefully crafted an identity for herself, when the facade began to crumble she may have felt that there was nothing underneath.

Over the past few years transiting Chiron had been activating the inner challenges of her natal Uranus/Pluto conjunction and the Saturn opposition, correlating with the downturn in the economy that caused her business to suffer.  The Chiron transit to Pluto, which I often call the transit of “soul surgery” completed in February of this year and it evidently proved to be too much for L’Wren.  I find this very sad, and while we can’t know what kind of internal processes she was going through or efforts towards healing she may have made, the fact that not one person in her immediate circle knew that she was in such distress reveals that the persona that she had so carefully crafted was so solid that it let no one inside.

 

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8 Responses to “The astrology of L’Wren Scott”

  1. ClaudiaMarch 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    As always your articles are informative. I look forward to the articles and wish you could write more………….
    Thank you, Lynn!

  2. aprilMarch 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Good analysis. I looked at her chart, too, but didn’t see the unaspected Mars. Did see that transiting Saturn retrograding on her Neptune, though–that’s no fun at all–amongst other difficult current transit. I found this story to be so sad as well–she was really talented (and I don’t care about fashion much). She could have easily lifted herself out of debt, and found ways within her industry to recoup those debts…

  3. jenniMarch 31, 2014 at 4:23 am #

    yo, lynn !

    what i find more interesting is that she wanted to be a capricorn ! :) well, who wouldn’t – as her public birthday was 1 january 1967 not the one that eventually surfaced. Maybe this too was part of the crafting of an identity but as everyone knows (!) caps are having mega pluto transits too so even the created identiy was under assault. apart from that, its very sad. hope life be good with you !

    • Lynn HayesMarch 31, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

      That’s so interesting about the birthdate Jenni, I hadn’t read that. One more identity switcheroo.

  4. KimMarch 31, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    I met her in 1985 when she and I were dating roommates. I was a Beverly Hills manicurist and she was just back from a modeling trip to Paris. We became very good friends even with a 10 year age difference between us. We often went to Palm Springs, usually in her convertible Rabbit, and it became our haven. When she got a styling job she would often try to have me hired to do the nails for the shoot. We had so much fun! One of my best ghost stories involves her and a late night sleep over at my apartment but that’s not for the telling here….
    I have huge doubts about the ruling of suicide and I may not ever “know”…but I do know that it does NOT speak to the person that I knew and cared for no matter how it “looks” to the world.

    • Lynn HayesApril 1, 2014 at 7:51 am #

      Thanks for this history Kim – I was struck by how consistent the comments were after L’Wren’s death. No one believed it – no one suspected a single thing. Yet there was no evidence of foul play and suicide is the only possible explanation, according to news reports.

      • KimApril 1, 2014 at 10:11 am #

        EXACTLY! It’s like all the reports stemmed from one Master Press release and each “reporter” added their personal touch to it. It reeks. Deep in my heart I grieve for her and her beloveds. I wish her voice/version of events could be heard.

  5. KatiePApril 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    Thanks for writing this. As an adoptee, also born in 1964, and L’Wren being the second adoptee in our age range to ‘suicide’ in the last few months (Charlotte Dawson as well), she piqued my interest.