Oh Lamar Odom… I can’t tell you why I cried when I found out about of his current situation. I don’t like sports and I am anti anything Kardashian. But something about his energy has always been light to me like a big white light circles his aura. He seems like a cool breeze. I always say it’s a thin line between who we are and who we could be so let’s not judge his addictions, his actions and his demons. We are all struggling with something. Lamar is a Scorpio Sun; Scorpio is the sign that is known for destroying itself. Scorpio rules death and transformation. This sign will die many times in one life time; let’s hope this time he will be reborn. Pluto/Scorpio is often compared to the caterpillar becoming the butterfly, it is no easy task. Scorpio Sun/Moon/Rising and strong Pluto types are familiar with death, it is etched into their lives. The having to let people go, that’s why you often find Scorpio types alone or drifting from person to person. Scorpios have known loss and they fear feeling that pain again. “Death always seems to be around me,” Odom told the Los Angeles Times in 2011. “I’ve been burying people for a long time.”
Odom has Neptune the planet of drugs, alcohol, addictions and artistry opposing his natal Moon in Gemini; the Moon rules our needs, our comforts. When Neptune meets the Moon we need to escape, perhaps we find comfort in alcohol we want to dissolve and merge (those are 2 big Neptune adjectives) into something. God perhaps you want to dream (Neptune) for a bit. I don’t think Pluto/Scorpio types get to dream that often, we simply know too much, see too much. When Neptune aspects the Moon in the natal chart It can mean a variety of things from an alcoholic mother, an unknown mother, or sorrow surrounding the mother, which is Odom since he lost his mom at the age of 12. In astrologer Adrian Ross Duncan’s book “Astrology Transformation and Empowerment” he writes “it is as if Moon Neptune individuals have their own private lake of sorrow” and goes on to say “Naturally the desire to take mood enhancing substances that can lift them out of sadness is strong”
His Neptune also squares Saturn, Saturn is the planet of boundaries, discipline, and authority and here comes Neptune planet of confusion and of dissolving, he knows no boundaries.
We must not forget his father is/was an addict the on and off quality of their relationship is reflected in the Sun conjunct Uranus aspect in Odom’s natal chart. The Sun ruling the father in astrology and Uranus is associated with anything that is erratic and has an unexpected quality. Astrologer Adrian Duncan writes about the Uranus/Sun aspect “The sudden disappearance of the father can provoke reactions that create behavioral patterns that can be the root of a troubled environment later in life” Lamar once commented on his relationship with his father ” He wasn’t there to raise me. He was absent ALL of my life due to his own demons”
Lamar apparently overdosed on the day after a New Moon; during New Moons/Full Moons/Eclipses everything is heightened. The energy is heightened, the emotions are heightened, we are prone to excess and god you can’t seem to escape those feelings…. you drown in them.
Robin Williams killed himself on a Full Moon
Jim Carrey’s Girlfriend Killed herself after an Eclipse conjoined her Sun
L’Wren Scott killed herself on a Full Moon
Philip Seymour Hoffman killed himself with in a New Moon Phase
I am not saying Lamar intentionally overdosed but merely trying to prove the point that we are deep into our feelings during these periods.
Lamar is having an exact Saturn Conjunct Venus transit, Saturn rules restriction, delays hardships, coldness, hard work, and is considered Lord of Karma
Venus rules love, tenderness, affection, fun, sensual pleasure, and harmony.
Saturn on Venus leaves you feeling short on love, deprived of affection, it’s as though all the fun has gone out of your life.
I saw someone post something to the effect of poor Lamar Odom; lonely, depressed and unloved. That’s how the Saturn/Venus transit feels!
The New Moon was also in the sign of Libra ruler of love, marriage and partnership conjoining his natal Pluto so this pain must have run deep. Pluto is bottomless; Pluto rules the underworld, breakdowns, death and rebirth.
As a side note Venus conjunct Saturn can also rule sex workers. Saturn is work Venus is pleasure. (This aspect is quite common in sex workers) as is Mars conjunct Saturn Just an interesting foot note with him having OD at a Brothel.
If you are having thoughts of taking your own life call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1 (800) 273-8255
If you are struggling with addiction reach out and get help. People love you and are rooting for your sobriety. Even people that don’t know you are rooting for you!
I am wishing him recovery at god speed.