Its a well known fact that the one group of people on the planet who are most certain of their own opinions are 10 year old boys. And the things that they are most certain about are their football team and their taste in music.
For Capricorn Research’s generation this was even simpler, because the actual choice available was far more limited than today. In 1965 it was quite simply Liverpool or Everton and the Beatles or the Stones.
There may well be an astrological link behind the choices of red or blue, after all much of the following 25 years dictated whether your Saturday afternoon experience was to be Jupiterean or Saturnine.
But I have always felt that the preference for one of the two supergroups of the 60s was related to the strength of the masculine and feminine signs and planets in a fan’s chart.
This is largely anecdotal and not based on any reliable research but for me with everything in Earth or Water, the Beatles were always No 1.
We can learn a lot about a generation by studying the movements and interactions of the slower moving planets.
Pluto can spend anything from 12 to 30 years in a sign, so its likely to have a powerful impact on the experience of a whole generation.
It was in Leo from 1939 to 1957, so for example the oldest of this age group would have been between 23 and 31 while the Beatles were around, the youngest would be aged 5 to 13.
Individuals who become icons of their generation are likely to have had major planets related to the sign position of Pluto at the time.
A very simple and powerful example of this is Mick Jagger.
Jagger being born in 1943 had Pluto at 7 degrees of Leo but also had the Sun and Jupiter in close conjunction with it.
Mick is what you might call a super Leo and certainly a loud voice of the generation that came of age in the 1960s.
And its this chart above all else that lead me to my conclusion that fan preference for the Stones over the Beatles was a solar / masculine sign thing.
The Fab Four all had major connections with Pluto in early Leo, but they were not solar ones, as a rule they were lunar.
While Mick Jagger’s role for that generation was one of sheer out there performer challenging modes of self expression, John Lennon’s was more political. This is reflected in his own chart and the links with Pluto.
Lennon had the Moon in Aquarius opposite Pluto and they both formed a T square to Mercury. So his appeal is more tied up with political idealism and his songwriting.
For more information about Lennon’s chart see Mark Chapman – The Man Who Killed the 1960s
The one Beatle who was perhaps the most idealistic of the lot and Capricorn Research’s favourite was George Harrison.
Like Lennon, Harrison had a T square between his Moon, Mercury and Pluto. This time Mercury is in the idealistic Aquarius, but the apex is his Scorpio Moon.
For more on Harrison see – George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
The other two were less overtly political or spiritual but they also had powerful lunar connections with Pluto in Leo.
Paul McCartney had Mars conjunct Pluto but also the Moon in the same sign.
Ringo Starr had both the Moon and Mars in close conjunction with Pluto.
Although the 4 Beatles Suns are not obviously connected with each other ( apart from John and Ringo’s square aspect ), there is a very clear link through their Moons.
The Stones of course are still performing to vast crowds but it would be interesting to research their audiences. Capricorn Research would expect a predominance of Fire and Air signs along with the 60 / 70 something signature of Pluto in Leo.