It has been over 20 years since the death of pianist/showman Wladziu Liberace whose flamboyant yet endearing style captured the imagination of many fans. Who can forget the candelabra perched conspicuously on his piano, that trademark beautiful smile, and all those gaudy outfits? 

Two things immediately stand out when examining his chart. First, is the strong Venus, karaka for entertainment and income, exactly conjunct his 7th house MEP of public and aspecting his 1st house. He began playing piano by ear at four years of age and was performing with symphony orchestras in his early teens. He experienced his early success during the Venus main period from age 12-32. He certainly made millions from his profession and was adored by the public.

3rd house ruler, weak but well-placed, Saturn (publishing, initiatives) aspects 5th house (creativity, higher education) ruler, Mars and 9th house ruler, Sun both poorly placed and in infancy in the 6th house. Mars reciprocates by aspecting Saturn. These influences brought about other creative endeavors such as authorship of several books, the founding of a non-profit organization which funds scholarships for schools and colleges, and the Liberace Museum. Also, his philanthropy can be attributed to a strong Jupiter, ruler of his 1st house.

Debilitated Rahu and and Ketu directly afflict the 6th and 12 houses along with the other even numbered houses. These aspects contributed to his health issues (2nd, 4th, and 6th houses) of AIDS, emphysema and heart disease. Also, he endured several lawsuits (6th house). The 2nd, 4th, 8th, and 12th house are also signifactors for marriage and because of the affliction, Liberace was never married.

Posted 10/11/07