gay Puerto Rican pop singer, actor
Astrology chart, profile, books, films, links
"These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed" - Ricky Martin, 29 March 2010, revealing he's gay, as transiting Saturn trines his natal 12th House Saturn which rules his 8th House of sexuality.
Gemini Ascendant, Capricorn Sun, Pisces Moon, Venus North Node
AstroData: born Enrique Jose Martin Morales IV, 24 December 1971, 5PM, Hato Hey, Puerto Rico. Sy Scholfield [copyright] cites data from Kristen Sparks' book, "Ricky Martin, An Unauthorized Biography," (NY: Berkley Boulevard Books, 1999), that quotes the BC on p.13. RR: B.
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS: Libra PLUTO (opposite Moon; square Sun), Sagittarius NEPTUNE (semi-sextile Sun; trine and ruling Pisces Moon), Sagittarius MERCURY and JUPITER (both conjunct Descendant), Aquarius VENUS (conjunct North Node; semi-sextile Sun; sextile Moon), Pisces MARS (conjunct Moon; square Sun), Aries CHIRON (conjunct Moon; square Sun), Gemini SATURN (sextile Moon; quincunx and Ruling Capricorn Sun).
PATTERNS: GRAND AIR TRINE (Pluto, Venus, Saturn), KITE (Grand Air Trine plus Neptune), KITE (Grand Air Trine plus Mars-Moon), T-SQUARE (Mars-Moon-Chiron-Eris opposite Pluto, all square Sun).
FINAL DISPOSITOR: Sagittarius JUPITER. SHAPE: LOCOMOTIVE (Pluto leads). CHINESE SIGN: METAL PIG. NUMEROLOGY: "99" LIFEPATH.
Wikipedia Biography [Astrology by Sy Scholfield]:
Enrique Martin Morales, better known by his stage name Ricky Martin, is a Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame, first as a member of the Latin boy band Menudo, then as a solo artist since 1991.
His career has spanned over three decades and has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide [Martin has four planets in his 10th (the career house), including the Moon in the last degree of Pisces which indicates continual public recognition]. He is the founder of Ricky Martín Foundation (in Spanish Fundación Ricky Martin) a non-profit charity organization [charity planet Neptune sextiles Venus, ruler of his 12th (house of philanthropy)].
Martin has been nominated one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People magazine and its sister magazine People en Espańol in 2000 and 2006 respectively [beauty planet Venus in cool Aquarius conjunct North Node in the sexy 8th House].
Martin was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to his mother, Nereida Morales, who was an accountant [motherly Moon conjunct business-like Mars both in mathematical Pisces] and his father Enrique Martín Negroni who was a psychologist [psychological Pluto exactly square fatherly Sun]. His parents divorced when he was two; his father remarried. Martin grew up in a Catholic home and was an altar boy until he joined Menudo [religious Jupiter as angular final dispositor]. Martin has Corsican and Catalan Spanish descent.
In the past Martin stated he was in love with Mexican TV host Rebecca de Alba, with whom he had an off-and-on-again relationship for over 14 years. They even talked of starting a family together, and at one point Martin planned on proposing. However with the release of "Life", Martin confirmed he and De Alba had parted ways [Jupiter conjunct and ruling the 7th House cusp (of relationships) can lend itself to unrealistic partnership expectations].
During the Livin' la Vida Loca era, Martin's personal life went under the microscope due to his large gay following, and he was questioned about his sexual orientation. In December of 2000 during an interview in The Mirror, Martin was asked "So what about all these rumors?" "There's not a lot I can do about that," he said, wriggling in his seat slightly. "I guess these rumours were started by people who don't have a life, or perhaps it's because they want me to be like them and I'm not. I try not to pay attention to any of these allegations. I could have been married with kids for years or have 27 girlfriends, and if people still want to go around saying that I'm gay, they will." In 2010, prior to Ricky Martin coming out, Barbara Walters expressed some regret for pushing Martin to admit if he was gay. The Toronto Star quoted her as saying "when I think back on it now, I feel it was an inappropriate question" [With Saturn, the ruler of his 8th House (of sexuality), found in the secretive 12th House, Martin prefers to be private about his sexuality, but in turn, this has provoked public suspicion and speculation about his personal life].
In August 2008, Martin became the father of twin boys, named Matteo and Valentino. The babies were delivered via gestational surrogacy .
On March 29, 2010, Martin publicly admitted his homosexuality in a post on his official web site stating "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am." In a March 29 interview for Rolling Stone, Martin was quoted saying that "these years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed" [Saturn ruling the 8th House from the 12th can indicate repressed sexual feelings. On 29 March 2010 transiting Saturn in the first degree of Libra and the transiting Moon (representing the public) near the same degree conjunct Martin's natal Pluto (the planet of sexuality), with transiting Saturn also forming an exact trine with his natal Saturn, ruler of his 8th House (of sexuality), promptimg him to reveal in a formal 'coming out' statement that he is gay.].