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The Astrology of Joan Jett & Her Rebellious Aquarius Moon








On my flight to Greece recently I watched a documentary about singer-song writer Joan Jett entitled “Bad Reputation”.  I have always felt Joan Jett was an iconic, bad ass chick and this film only solidified that feeling. Her energy pretty much speaks for itself. The entire time I was watching the film I could not help but wonder what her moon sign was. I am not particularly proficient at guessing astrological placements. At first I thought perhaps it was in Aries, since she herself seemed to defy “feminine norms” for that period in time and her band the Runaways was considered “groundbreaking” having challenged the concepts of gender roles in music. When I finally landed and had access to WIFI it made perfect sense to discover Joan Jett has her Moon in the electrifying, non-conformist, futuristic sign of Aquarius.
Aquarius is governed by Uranus (Modern Ruler) which is associated with electricity. Joan Jett was given an electric guitar for Christmas one year. According to a recent New Yorker interview “Joan Jett’s Raw Inclusive Rock and Roll” by Sarah Larson. Shortly after receiving the guitar she took lessons where her teacher advised her “Girls don’t play rock and roll.
 “When the Moon is placed in the rebellious sign of Aquarius the native will revolt against social norms.  This is a placement that does not want to be boxed in. Aquarius is a sign that is ahead of society that is why they are symbolized by the water bearer glyph. Not to be confused with a water sign; Aquarius is a highly evolved yet emotionally detached air sign. The symbolization represents them sharing their knowledge and wisdom with the world. 
Horses are associated with Sagittarius and birds correspond with Aquarius, this gives you inkling on the driving force behind two signs that are more attached to freedom than they are to anyone or anything else.
Aquarius is the sign of the non-conformist and the woman with the Moon in Aquarius will not express her femininity in a traditional manner, it will be electrifying and her emotional responses; unexpected.
Joan Jett was a revolutionary force that paved the way for other women performers.  While watching the film you can see she must have been an integral part of changing the way women in the music industry were seen.
“Rebellion for its own sake is for him a virtue, and he may occasionally do or say something bizarre just to see the effect it will have on other people” – Alexander RupertiIf
If you watch interviews with Joan Jett the theme of rebellion comes up quite often.  We can learn a lot from her live and let live attitude, to her never being defined by what society said she should and should not be.
 “Some people call me a rebel, but I just feel I’m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion especially when you are a woman”- Joan Jett
“At a very young age I decided I was not going to follow women’s rules”- Joan Jett
While Aries Moon women are known to also shatter glass ceilings and often come equipped with the title “the first woman to_______”.  I should have known Joan Jett was an Aquarius Moon since she initially started out in an all-girl band. Aquarius is associated with groups.  Aquarius rules the 11th house in astrology which governs like-minded friends and group associations.  She also made mention of being a misfit or an outsider and being brought together with other people that did not fit in.  This energy of being on the peripheral of society combined with her first album being rejected by 23 studios was a clear indication of someone possessing Uranus ruled planets in the birth chart.
Aquarius is often cast in the role of outsider. I always suggest to those that have personal placements in Aquarius to be true to themselves. You have to own your individuality.  Planets placed in Aquarius are revolutionary and the price to pay for being ahead of your time is not fitting in with the majority of society. Joan Jett has Saturn squaring her Sun, Mercury and Venus so on some level perhaps she incarnated knowing life would be difficult but she was clearly up for the challenge.
 “Live your life outside the box, blow off all the empty talk; they focus on the things you’re not. Just walk your walk” –Joan Jett.
“Original, creative and self-sufficient. Gives the feeling he or she really doesn’t need anyone. Too much closeness seems oppressive. Can only be in a place where all the doors and windows are open. Only acts on free will. When put on the spot or under pressure this person rebels” -Moon in Aquarius –Keywords for Astrology
“Just be yourself and everything will fall in line, the way life is supposed to be” – Joan Jett
“Independence is their primary guiding principal” Stephen Arroyo on Aquarius Moons
While reading through some of Joan Jett’s quotes another Aquarius Moon came to mind, novelist Charlotte Bronte who once wrote: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. “I would always rather be happy than dignified
“I will leave you with one more quote -the author I believe is unknown but I have no doubt whoever said it was in possession of a bad ass revolutionary Aquarius Moon

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Aquarius; born to stand out

I’m on this kick of embracing your natal placements for better or worse. Saturn in the 7th you will not defeat me, you bastard! Reading tweets from someone on twitter that is an Aquarius inspired me to write this post. Aquarius are different, they are eccentric, they are born free and in a way I don’t believe they can be tied to anyone and anything completely. This could be said for Aquarius Sun, Aquarius Rising and Aquarius Moon. We are detached, air signs we are independent thinkers (I have Aquarius Rising). My Astrology Instructor said we are either excluded from the group or we lead a group but we are never fully amerced in the group. We are not a part of the group. We have to own that. Often Aquarian types take on causes that involve issues surrounding equality due to the fact we never felt equal.

I will share with you a story, as a child I was the only kid in my private school with one parent. I hated private school and all the cookie cutter kids that resembled paper doll cut outs.
paperdoll
Each one a carbon copy of the next. Father’s day was a bitch, all those cards we had to make and I was the only one with no father. Never mind the fact that my birthday fell in July and wasn’t privy to any class parties. I didn’t really give a shit, and often the teachers would call my mother and report their concern that I wasn’t playing jump rope with other children. How very Aquarian of me

I don’t give a crap about identifying with groups. I never follow the majority, when I’m in work meetings and no one stands up and speaks the truth; I do. I say this company sucks! You aren’t delivering the goods. I’m a Union Member yes but I’m actually an elected Union Representative fighting for the rights of my colleagues, insuring union rules are followed, insuring they are treated fairly. I have tried to donate time to the Innocence Project, but unfortunately I don’t have much to offer in terms of a legal background. I believe strongly in people’s right to a fair trial. As unpopular of an opinion as it may be; I feel people like Scott Peterson should have been acquitted…not because I think he didn’t do it but because convicting someone without evidence puts our entire judicial process up for review.

My opinions are endless and not necessarily popular, but I didn’t give a shit as a kid and I certainly do not now. I will keep speaking my truth, I will keep being true to myself and I encourage everyone to do the same.

Aquarius are represented by 1 or 2 glyphs the first is lightening through water due to Aquarius sudden insights
aquarius glyph 1

or a man or woman pouring water that is representation of the knowledge they pour into the world

aquarius glyph 2

Aquarius mode is fixed
Aquarius element is air
Keywords: “I know”
Ruler of the 11th house home to groups, organizations, networking, astrology, hopes, and wishes

You will have a strong Aquarian signature in your chart if you have Uranus (Aquarius ruling planet) on an angle (1st, 4th, 7th & 10th house)

You are more likely to own your individuality if Uranus is in pleasing aspect to your Sun and Moon via trine aspect or sextile. This is often indicative of parents whom encouraged your individuality or you possess a certain ease with your own quirky aspects.
I have noticed those with Uranus in the 12th house (not on the Ascendant) tend to mask their individuality, they hide it, they have a desire to appear “normal” to blend in where as those with Uranus Conjunct the Sun or Moon are in your face different, in your face rebellious. Think Charlie Sheen Tiger blood. People with Uranus in Square moon or sun wrestle and struggle with incorporating the eccentric parts of their selves whereas the opposition will take turns acting out the sun or moon and then suddenly breaking off and doing something Uranian and wildly independent.

Just taking a moment to offer words of encouragement to everyone, explore your individuality, own that parts of yourself that make you unique. Don’t be another paper doll cut out; after all you are in good company

Aquarius Sun celebrities
• Rosa Parks
• Abraham Lincoln
• Ellen DeGeneres
• Jennifer Aniston
• Oprah
• James Dean
• Bob Marley
• Eckhart Tolle
• Darwin
• Virginia Woolf
• Jackie Robinson