The New York Times did a very prominent (three page) write-up on Axl Rose yesterday. Rose is the lead member of Guns N' Roses, one of the all-time best-selling bands. They peaked in 1991. At that time they were probably the most popular band in the world.
Axl Rose is extremely Aquarian. He was born on February 6th 1962 with Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius. His birth time is unknown, so we don't know his rising sign or what house this Aquarian stellium is in. Wikipedia has an excellent overview of his troubled childhood and adult eccentricities.
The interesting NYT article by Jeff Leeds is entitled "The Most Expensive Album Never Made". The gist is that Axl Rose's third album "The Chinese Democracy" has been in production for eleven years, has cost $13 million to date but is 'still at large' and will likely never materialize.
His fans have been waiting for over a decade and many have given up. Will he ever release this album? If so, will it be a success?
According to his chart, 2005 may indeed be the year for a comeback. As the Sunday NYT article was published, Jupiter in Libra is trining his close Sun/Jupiter/Venus conjunction in Aquarius. Slow-moving, retrograde Jupiter will continue trining this lucky conjunction for another month and will cross it direct again in August and September. At the same time Neptune (planet of glamour and drama) is conjuncting this fortunate conjunction all of this year. Progressed Sun has just emerged from a thirty year sojourn in Pisces and is on the action-oriented Aries axis now. Progressed Venus is now sextiling his Mercury thus maybe encouraging a more cooperative and charming public persona.
Without knowing his birth-time and the location of his Mid-heaven or the precise location of his Moon we can't speculate much more on the chart. But it's quite possible that transiting Uranus is sitting on his high-profile public Moon this year. Anyone care to speculate on what his rising sign might be?
The long wait may soon be over.
Update February 23rd 2006: Fans are rejoicing as three tracks from the Chinese Democracy album have been leaked on the Internet. The leaks came just a couple of weeks after Axl Rose ventured out in public for the first time in eons to celebrate his 44th birthday at a Korn tour lauch party in Los Angeles and then at some trendy nightclubs in Manhattan.
The image above is Reinventing Axl Rose
Their best-selling album is Greatest Hits