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Freddie Mercury, 1946-1991

Indian-British Singer, Songwriter, Musician

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Virgo Sun, Sagittarius Moon, Virgo Mercury-Sun Rising

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Born: Farrokh Bulsara, 5 September 1946, about 05:50 (5:50 AM), Zanzibar, Tanzania. (06s10, 39e11). RR: B (Sy Scholfield [copyright] quotes date and place from an online copy of his birth certificate; and a Mercury-rising time of birth from a newspaper article: "Freddie's English brother-in-law, Roger,... insists that [Freddie] chose the [last] name because Mercury was his rising planet. 'When he told me, I said, it's a bloody good job it wasn't Uranus. Freddie never forgave me for that.' Kashmira, Freddie's sister, gives Roger a look. He says no more on the subject." (Waldemar Januszczak. "Star of India." Sunday Times Magazine, 17 Nov. 1996, p. 61). If 'Mercury rising' means Mercury within 10 degrees of the Ascendant, then the Ascendant would be somewhere between 22 Leo and 12 Virgo...
FEATURES: PERSONALIZED PLANETS: Virgo MERCURY (conjunct Ascendant & Sun; trine Moon), Gemini URANUS (conjunct North Node). PATTERNS: Libra Stellium (Neptune, Mars, Chiron, Jupiter, Venus). SHAPE: ??. CHINESE SIGN: FIRE DOG. NUMEROLOGY: "7" LIFEPATH.


Freddie Mercury was the lead singer of the English rock band, Queen, and he is remembered as one of the greatest vocalists and performance artists in popular music. His distinctive voice included a recorded range of nearly four octaves. As a songwriter he was remarkable for using different genres including rockabilly, heavy metal, disco, and others. His songwriting credits include many international hits, such as "Killer Queen," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Somebody to Love," "We Are the Champions" and "Crazy Littl' Thing Called Love."

A flamboyant and highly-theatrical frontman, Mercury performed live with Queen in front of around 700 stadium audiences around the world.

In the early 1970s Mercury had a long-term relationship with a girlfriend with whom he lived for many years. He spent his last six years in the care of a male companion. Mercury issued a public statement that he had AIDS a little over 24 hours before dying from complications of the condition on 24 November 1991.

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