Natal Report for Robert Nesta Marley
February 6, 1945
Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Positions of Planets at Birth:
Sun 17 Aqu 10 Pluto 8 Leo 55
Moon 27 Sco 12 N. Node 18 Can 03
Mercury 1 Aqu 25 Asc. 14 Sag 46
Venus 3 Ari 59 MC 20 Vir 41
Mars 23 Cap 47 2nd cusp 14 Cap 51
Jupiter 26 Vir 30 3rd cusp 17 Aqu 12
Saturn 4 Can 32 5th cusp 22 Ari 09
Uranus 9 Gem 09 6th cusp 19 Tau 49
Neptune 6 Lib 12
Chapter 1: How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others
High-spirited, enthusiastic, and exuberant, you love adventure, change, exploring new territory, and are not happy
confined to the same safe, familiar, secure little world all the time. You have a strong restlessness and yearning for
something greater than anything you've yet experienced, and you often live in your dreams and visions for the future.
You tend to believe that the grass is greener somewhere else and you like to keep moving, either literally or
figuratively. Idealistic and optimistic, you always expect something better ahead. You love to have a goal, something
to aim for, but once you achieve it you are on to something else. You are ever on the lookout for new opportunities
and you are a gambler, willing to take risks and to break new ground. The possibility of discovering something new is
what makes life interesting for you. You have great faith in life and bounce back quickly from disappointment and
Freedom-loving and independent, you cannot tolerate being caged for very long, and friends and loved ones must
respect your need for freedom of movement. Binding commitments and responsibilities often weigh heavily upon you
and you may resist "growing up" and taking on the limitations of adult life.
You are friendly and outgoing and have a great sense of fun and playfulness. You are also philosophically minded
and often quite outspoken about your convictions and beliefs. Sometimes you get carried away with your enthusiasm
of the moment and you tend to exaggerate. You are often a big talker, full of big promises, and you are usually pretty
convincing. You do everything in a big way, a generous way. You like to have the best, and you heartily dislike
stinginess, littleness, or pettiness. Your vision is always large. You are able to perceive the big picture, general
patterns and principles, and are well suited to politics, business, higher education or religion.
Other people see you as a good sport and a good friend, but one who is not always consistent and dependable.
You may also be seen as a wise person since you do not get bogged down in pettiness and trivialities, and are able to
communicate a larger way of looking at situations, one that opens up new potentials. You are a person who believes
in miracles, grace, or just plain good luck, someone who never gives up on life, and you inspire and encourage others
to keep looking forward.
Chapter 2: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation
Sun in Aquarius:
You are a freedom-loving, strong-willed, and independent-minded individual, and you insist upon living your own
life as you see fit, even if that means ignoring convention and tradition. In personal relationships you cannot be owned
or possessed, and while you are willing to share yourself with another, you do not always adjust easily to the
emotional give and take of a close relationship. Though intellectually open, you can be enormously stubborn,
opinionated, and inflexible on a one-to-one level. You have strong convictions and feelings about fairness and
equality, and you try to live by your ideals, but your ideals about how people SHOULD treat one another don't
always take into account human weaknesses, differences, and needs. You probably dislike sentimentality and
traditional gender roles and "games".
You are fair, intelligent, objective, rational and often let your head rule rather than your heart. You seem rather
self-sufficient and detached emotionally because you are capable of putting aside your personal feelings and viewing
things dispassionately. But once you make up your mind on an issue, you are difficult to sway and can be rather
You think in broad terms and are concerned with the world beyond your own personal sphere - your town, nation,
or even planet. You are likely to become involved in community affairs, social organizations, and groups of all kinds,
or to have a keen interest in such. You enjoy being part of a group endeavor and often find yourself organizing,
managing, or supervising group activities.
Forward-looking and progressive, you harbor great hopes for the future. You stay current and up to date, and
respond to contemporary cultural trends, both in terms of personal style and in terms of ideas. When young you were
very influenced by your peers and by group pressures and by all the "latest crazes". You have an experimental mind
and are attracted by the novel.
Your strong points include your concern for human welfare and social betterment, your sense of fairness and
democratic spirit, and your vision. Your faults are your stubbornness and inflexibility, and a tendency to be very
obtuse and insensitive when it comes to personal feelings and human needs.
Sun in 2nd house:
Ownership gives you a sense of security, and you have a strong attachment to your possessions. You also have a
natural instinct or understanding of economics, finance, trade, and appraising the value of merchandise.
Chapter 3: Mental Interests and Abilities
Mercury in Aquarius:
You are a progressive thinker, open and receptive to new technologies and breakthroughs in science, and the
latest discoveries in any field. You have high expectations and a deep belief that mankind's problems can be solved
through the use of our creative intelligence and inventive mind. You have no patience for those whose conservative,
unimaginative outlook limits their capacity to find solutions and envision a better future. You also like to keep abreast
of current developments in world affairs, for you instinctively know that what happens in one part of the world affects
everyone. You have a strong humanitarian impulse. Practically speaking, you have an aptitude for organization and
enjoy being involved in cooperative endeavors or businesses that are contemporary and innovative.
Mercury in 2nd house:
Your mental skills and intelligence are directed toward practical matters, and you are interested in the tangible
effects of any abstract idea or concept. You are very interested in finance, economics, and moneymaking strategies.
Mercury Trine Jupiter:
You have an ongoing interest in learning and expanding your mental horizons. You enjoy traveling, philosophical
discussions, and exchanging ideas with those of different experiences and viewpoints. Broad-minded and fair, you are
well-suited to law, consulting, diplomatic relations, and also business. You learn quickly, and can pick up on a new
idea or concept with relative ease.
Mercury Trine Neptune:
You are open and receptive to subjects which defy rational explanation, such as psychic phenomena, mental
telepathy, metaphysics, etc., and you could teach these subjects to others. Your mind is imaginative and inspired and
you have an aptitude for art and creative writing.
Mercury Sextile Venus:
You appreciate aesthetics and have a fine sense of form, design, and beauty. You could develop great technical
skill as an artist, designer, craftsman, or creative writer. You could also sell objects of beauty - artistic products,
cosmetics, jewelry, etc.
You have the ability to please and harmonize well with others and have a talent for assuaging strain in the
relationship of two other people. Your sense of humor, tact, and personal charm are a great benefit to you in any
work with people on a one-to-one level.
Chapter 4: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance
Moon in Scorpio:
Secretive and inclined to brooding silences, it is difficult for others to really know your inner core, for you trust and
open yourself to very few. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable and to relinquish control in relationships is not easy for
You have intense, passionate loves and hates and are a jealously loyal and protective friend - or a fearsome foe.
You have a nasty habit of holding on to past hurts, resentments, and guilt - and to keep such feelings to yourself. It is
important for you to learn to forgive and let go, as well as to express your feelings openly and directly, rather than
hiding or repressing them.
You are not content with superficial appearances and are always probing beneath the surface of things for hidden
motives. You have a great deal of emotional depth.
Moon in 12th house:
Your own feelings and emotions are something of an enigma to you, and it is often difficult for you to share with
others what you are feeling.
You frequently withdraw from contact with the world, and need a healing, peaceful environment in order to
blossom and come out of yourself.
You identify with the oppressed, disenfranchised or underdog in any situation and want to help them or care for
them in some way.
Moon Sextile Mars:
You are assertive and confront difficulties in a direct, no-nonsense sort of way. You cannot tolerate self-pity or
passivity, and you can be rather brusque with others' emotional problems. "Stop crying and DO something about it"
might be your motto.
Moon Sextile Jupiter:
You are easygoing, agreeable, and tolerant, willing to overlook others' mistakes, forget the past, and begin again
on a positive note. You enjoy making others comfortable and happy, and sometimes overdo your generosity. You
often feel that "everything will turn out all right no matter what I do", and so become lazy and lackadaisical.
Venus in Aries:
Your love feelings and desires are easily aroused but it may be difficult to sustain your romantic interest in a
relationship after the initial, exciting "chase and conquest". You enjoy a partner who is dynamic and alive, someone
with a strong independent streak, and you do not like things to become too peaceful or predictable in the love arena.
You want to see sparks fly once in awhile, even if that means instigating a fight.
Venus in 4th house:
A warm, loving, and comfortable home is very important to you and you invest a lot of your energy into
beautifying, decorating, and creating a lovely home. Also, you share your affection with the people in your family very
generously and having close family ties is a major priority for you. Being at home makes you happy.
Venus Opposition Neptune:
You have a very romantic, idealistic vision of love and may be disillusioned to discover that no real,
flesh-and-blood human being ever quite lives up to your dream image of the Perfect Love. Though you frequently
fantasize about love and romance, you may avoid becoming intimately involved with anyone or making definite
commitments. You can be evasive and dishonest with yourself and others, when it comes to love. Some of your love
yearnings may be expressed through art, music, or an involvement with mysticism.
Venus Square Saturn:
You are serious and find it difficult to enjoy yourself in a lighthearted, open and playful way with others. You rarely
do something purely for pleasure, and can be very close-fisted and parsimonious. Perhaps due to painful separations
in your early life, you are very cautious about becoming close to people and sharing your feelings. Though you crave
love and affection, intimacy is difficult for you. You may become romantically involved with people who do not value
you or treat you well. You need to learn to love and value yourself before you will find happiness in love.
Venus Trine Pluto:
You love deeply, passionately, and wholeheartedly, and others may find your intensity either extremely attractive
or threatening. You are charismatic and can have a powerful emotional influence on others, especially those of the
opposite sex. You may use your attractiveness to manipulate others, sometimes without even realizing it.
Chapter 5: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals
Mars in Capricorn:
You are serious about your ambitions, and disciplined, dedicated, and tenacious in pursuing your objectives. Your
drive and energy are directed toward practical material accomplishment and achieving concrete results. You also
strive to be in a position of authority and social influence; you enjoy being the person who is in command.
You are hard-working and capable of forgoing immediate comfort in order to achieve your long-range goals. You
can easily become a workaholic and are very responsible and conscientious about doing a thorough job.
Realistic and pragmatic, you are an excellent strategist. You attain success by formulating a conservative and
workable plan and following through with it. You are not a gambler when it comes to attaining your goals; you
depend on your own efforts and perseverance rather good fortune. You have a natural shrewdness and instinct for
business or organizational management.
Mars in 2nd house:
You often buy things on impulse and you can be reckless with your material resources and money. You have
certain possessions that you are extremely attached to and possessive of.
Mars Trine Jupiter:
Your self-confidence and vitality are strong and you believe you can do just about anything you want to. You have
an enterprising spirit, a good sense of timing, and the ability to sense what will succeed and what won't. You usually
make fortunate decisions in work or business activities. You enjoy healthy competition and you have a rather playful,
good-humored attitude toward it. You mostly compete with yourself to see how far you can go or how much you can
accomplish. You like to keep stretching your limits.
Chapter 6: Other Influences
Jupiter in Virgo:
Your ability to think things through clearly, and to analyze and understand the smallest details of any plan, is highly
developed. You have a modest nature and are more concerned with the success of your project or work than with
personal aggrandizement. You enjoy working and are happiest when you are being productive and using your time
Jupiter in 10th house:
Your career or contribution to the world at large is likely to touch many people's lives in a very positive, helpful
way. You aim high and have an innate confidence and trust both in your own abilities and in life in general, which
enables you to go far. You want to do something BIG with your life, and you attract the support you need to do so,
for your aims are not solely for your own personal benefit. You want to give something back to the world, or to
improve others' lives as well as your own.
Saturn in Cancer:
You fear becoming emotionally dependent upon others, and may distance yourself or deny your needs for
closeness and intimacy so that you won't be vulnerable to rejection or abandonment. On the other hand, you may
cling excessively or need constant reassurance from loved ones and family. Developing a deep, inner sense of
security, as well as the ability to give and receive nurturing are important tasks for you.
Saturn in 7th house:
You take your commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Your strong
sense of responsibility to the other person makes you a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but you often feel that
marriage or any binding commitment between yourself and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, and
thus seek to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for you and it may seem that you are
always "working on" your marriage rather than enjoying it. You will persevere and ultimately grow through the
Saturn Square Neptune:
You strive and struggle a great deal with your ideals or spiritual aspirations. You may go through periods of
self-denial, asceticism, and serious study of religious philosophy and spiritual practices, or you may lose heart and
become cynical about religious ideals, but never quite divorce yourself completely from your idealistic concerns.
Uranus in Gemini:
You are part of a 7 year group of people who are progressive and creative thinkers. Academic achievement is high
and academic standards are higher with your age group than with others. You are a curious and inquisitive bunch, and
many discoveries and clever insights are brought forth from your age group. The love of learning never dies with your
age group, and your curiosity and inquisitiveness does not wane in later life, as is common with others.
Uranus in 6th house:
Your work habits may be unstructured and you may find it difficult to settle down to a routine task or work
You are interested in new technologies or unusual, even revolutionary methods of solving problems in your work.
Nontraditional methods of healing and medicine also fascinate you. You may work in an alternative health field or
work for change and reform in whatever field you choose.
Uranus Trine Neptune:
You were also born during a period that lasted approximately 5 years and is characterized by an unusually high
degree of imagination, intuition, and sensitivity. You are part of a group of people who are very inspired. Your age
group is rather zealous and enthusiastically rallies behind new visions and ideals for society. You succeed in bringing a
breath of fresh air into the arts and religions, and you inspire new ideals and goals for nations as well. You are part of
a creative group that can do much to inspire a fresh vision and renewed hope for others.
Uranus Sextile Pluto:
You belong to a group of people who will be the positive reformers and innovators in society. Peaceful methods
and new techniques which do not create too much disruption, but which bring about fundamental and profound
changes in society, will be your contribution.
Neptune in Libra:
You are part of a 14 year group of people who have a very idealistic sense of brotherhood and universal
cooperation, which, among other things, fostered the peace and freedom movement. Your age group is also
interested in the spiritual philosophy and ideals of other cultures, and is not at all dogmatic in its approach to religion.
You incorporate the approaches of other religions. Your age group tends to have an eclectic approach to religion,
utilizing elements from many religious perspectives (e.g. Eastern and Western), and finds it difficult to follow
traditionally defined religious practices.
A gullibility and an unwillingness to be decisive and judgmental inclines your age group to be easily deceived, and
consequently many of the well-intended ideals and goals are frustrated by a lack of clear purpose and direction.
Neptune in 10th house:
You are a very idealistic person, and you want to see your ideals, hopes, and dreams made concrete and real in
the everyday world. You are driven to put your ideals into action.
When young you may be rather aimless or confused about your place in the world. In early adult life it is likely that
you struggle to find ways to express your imagination, fantasies, and ideals in your career. Work that involves
compassionate service (such as medicine or the ministry) may be your calling. If you lack personal integrity and
honesty, you quickly go to the opposite extreme and you can con others through dishonesty and trickery. Music, art,
film-making or entertainment are also areas in which you are well-suited.
Neptune Sextile Pluto:
The entire generation to which you belong has tremendous opportunities for spiritual rebirth and awakening. This
will not be forced upon you or precipitated by unavoidable events, rather it comes from an inner yearning and a
natural propensity to seek the depths.
Pluto in Leo:
You are part of a 20 year period that is often referred to as the "ME" generation, a generation that has a very
proud and self-reliant attitude. You are a generation that is very concerned with self-development and personal
integrity. Women's rights and minority rights are issues that your generation has fostered and they reflect your concern
with individual respect, integrity, and honor. Your age group has a deeply felt sense that each person has an equal
right and opportunity to fully develop his or her inner potential.
However, your group also finds it difficult to be part of a team and a strong egotism makes group efforts difficult;
you tend to see the individual as more important than the group. You also defy authority and often feel that no one
has the right to tell you what to do. The strong movement to refuse drafting into the military is one example of your
age group's strong sense of individual rights and freedom.
Your age group has popularized the idea of self-development, and has contributed a great deal to the development
of individual potential as well as human rights. However, there is also a tendency to be rather self-centered; others
may wonder how you can spend so much time developing yourselves and have so little time to contribute to your
The interest in personal development also sometimes manifests as a fascination with particular individuals and a
great deal of hero worship. Every generation, of course, has lots of idols, but your generation is particularly prone to
needing a specific individual to represent and embody an idea or feeling, and to serve as a focal point of interest.
Perhaps the most extreme example of this is the concept of the guru that was popularized by your age group.
Pluto in 8th house:
You are a person of great depth and have a deep interest in the hidden or darker side of life. Issues and
experiences others shun, you are drawn to and compelled to examine. The use and misuse of personal, social, and
political power intrigues you. Death is also an area you are fascinated with and may explore in depth. You may have
many experiences in which you are forced to burn your bridges and start over again.