Natal Report for Kurt Donald Cobain
February 20, 1967
Positions of Planets at Birth:
Sun 1 Pis 48 Pluto 19 Vir 48
Moon 13 Can 13 N. Node 9 Tau 35
Mercury 18 Pis 27 Asc. 20 Vir 00
Venus 26 Pis 32 MC 17 Gem 38
Mars 1 Sco 48 2nd cusp 13 Lib 45
Jupiter 25 Can 42 3rd cusp 13 Sco 08
Saturn 28 Pis 44 5th cusp 23 Cap 02
Uranus 23 Vir 15 6th cusp 24 Aqu 09
Neptune 24 Sco 21
Chapter 1: How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others
Modest, unobtrusive, and often rather quiet or shy, you are a person who is content to be in the background or to
serve as an assistant, in the supporting role rather than in the lead. You are quite humble in your own assessment of
yourself and you have a very strong perfectionistic attitude, with a tendency to be overly self-critical. No matter how
well you do something, you always see the flaws in it and how it could be improved. Often you will simply refuse to
attempt something because you feel you cannot meet your own high standards.
You have an eye for detail and get upset when something is not done just so, usually something others consider
rather inconsequential or trivial. You are hard to please and your relationships with others may suffer because of this.
You also have refined sensitivities and are very discriminating and particular in your choice of foods, clothes, friends,
artwork, etc. Order in your environment is very important to you.
You step into situations rather cautiously, and not without realistically assessing all of the risks and potential
advantages involved. Unless something is a safe bet, you are unlikely to dive into it. You tend to underestimate your
own capacities and to lack confidence and trust in life, which inhibits your spontaneity. Worrying is a bad habit of
yours. On the other hand, you rarely fall flat on your face and what you do, you do very well.
Others see you as a self-sufficient and rather self-contained person. You have a strong sense of propriety.
Politeness, good manners, and correct behavior are important to you. Your clear, cool, objective and nonemotional
attitude is apparent to others first, and though you are really quite helpful and caring, you do not radiate much
sympathy so that others may not see the helpful side as readily. You may seem more businesslike and factual, and
also more conservative, than you really are at heart. You are the person others might go to for technical advice or an
unbiased opinion, but not for emotional support.
You are keenly observant, intelligent, and have a great desire for learning and for self-improvement, but you are
not especially ambitious and are often satisfied in a rather simple, unglamorous position in life.
Uranus Conjunct Asc.:
You identify with the progressive, innovative elements in society, and with being a rebel, reformer, nonconformist,
or iconoclast. You enjoy being original, unpredictable, and spontaneous, and insist on doing whatever you wish
regardless of tradition, convention, or other people's wishes. Others see you as "different" but interesting and exciting.
Pluto Conjunct Asc.:
You are extremely willful, but often achieve your desires in a quiet, secretive, or manipulative way. You may be
intensely charismatic and wield considerable influence over others, or you may be attracted to such powerful,
fascinating personalities. You tend to go to extremes in whatever you do, to be compulsive, and are driven by a sense
of mission or destiny. You don't take anything at face value and are always digging beneath the surface for the deeper
meaning or real motivations of others.
Chapter 2: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation
Sun in Pisces:
At heart you are very gentle, impressionable, and receptive - a dreamer. The world of your imagination, feelings,
and intuition is as real to you as anything in the outer world, though you may have trouble verbalizing or interpreting
your inner experiences in a way others can understand. Mystical, artistic, musical, emotional and imaginative, you
have a rich inner life, though you may seem rather unobtrusive and quiet outwardly. You usually keep to yourself.
You have great sensitivity and empathy with others, and you often sense things psychically or intuitively which
prove to be correct. You are tolerant, forgiving, and nonjudgmental, accepting people unconditionally regardless of
their flaws, mistakes, or outward appearance. You have deep compassion for the suffering of any fellow creature and
often feel others' pain as if it were your own. You sympathize with the needy, the disadvantaged, the misfits of
society. You are capable of giving selflessly, living a life of devoted and compassionate service to others, as a healer,
physician, social worker, or minister. However, you tend to give indiscriminately, to let others take advantage of your
kindness, and to encourage the weak to remain so by becoming dependent upon you. You have little sense of
boundaries, of limits, of knowing when to say "no". Moderation and self-discipline are not your strong points.
You are a lover and a peace-maker rather than a fighter, and you try to avoid open conflict. You will patiently
ignore or "tune out" problems and hope they will go away by themselves, rather than directly confronting them, and
you tend to lack the positive fighting spirit that is sometimes necessary to overcome challenges. You are fluid, open,
nonresistant, and somewhat passive. You do things in a subtle, often covert, manner.
Your gifts may also lie in the realm of the creative, artistic, or musical, for you have a great sensitivity, inspiration,
and limitless imagination. You respond very strongly to beauty and to love.
Your faults include a tendency to be lazy and negligent, and to wallow in self-pity rather than taking strong, definite
action to change your life for the better. You also tend to become so detached from your immediate environment that
you live in a disorderly, chaotic sort of hodgepodge, though this probably bothers those around you more than it
Sun in 6th house:
Your energies are directed to either perfecting your techniques, skills, and abilities in work, or in "perfecting",
refining, and improving yourself as a person. Critical analysis and attention to minute detail are intrinsic in either
process. The urge to bring about a state of wholeness or optimal functioning is a strong motivation of yours, and you
are quite a perfectionist!
You can easily become overly identified or involved with the function you perform, with your work, or with your
own health and "growth process".
Sun Trine Mars:
You are positive, vital, energetic, active, a go-getter. You enjoy competition, and your initiative and
self-confidence make you a winner.
Chapter 3: Mental Interests and Abilities
Mercury in Pisces:
You are more of a poet than a rational scientist, for your mind does not function in a strictly logical, linear fashion.
The language of music, art, or poetry is natural to you, and you are also able to think in highly abstract and symbolic
terms. Translating your thoughts and impressions into concrete, everyday language may be difficult for you at times
and consequently you may appear less intelligent or at least less quick-witted and verbal than others. This was
especially true of you as a child, and you probably daydreamed a good deal also. You are intuitive and are able to
sense what others' thoughts and feelings are, even before they say anything to you. You often form an opinion about a
person or situation without much factual knowledge of them, and your impressions are usually correct. You can be
somewhat absent-minded and you become so immersed in your own thoughts that you overlook things in your
immediate, tangible environment. You are extremely open-minded and believe that anything is possible. Intangible or
spiritual forces seem just as real to you as anything in the concrete world. Your imagination and your sympathetic
understanding of other people are two of your greatest gifts.
Mercury in 6th house:
You use your mind to organize, classify, and bring order to your environment. You are interested in the refinement
of your technical skills and abilities and are a stickler for details. Organizational and secretarial skills, training others in
your area of expertise, or work involving teaching and communications are highly probable for you.
Mercury Opposition Uranus:
You are an original thinker, capable of unique discoveries and innovations, but you tend to scatter your energies
into too many directions at once and to make impulsive or hasty decisions. You grasp ideas very quickly and become
impatient with duller or more conservative minds. A fast-moving, mentally stimulating, and unpredictable atmosphere
suits you quite well, even though you may complain about the stress and the crazy pace. You have a technical bent
and are interested in the newest scientific theories and findings, electronics, computers, etc.
Mercury Opposition Pluto:
Never satisfied with the face value of anything, you are always probing beneath the surface for deeper reasons and
hidden motives - though you rarely reveal your own. You have a very suspicious, even paranoid, side. You mind is
penetrating and deep and you have an aptitude for research, investigative reporting, or private investigation. You are
keenly interested in the deeper aspects of the human psyche, with a sort of "x-ray vision" regarding the inner
motivations and intentions of others. You are drawn to anything secret, hidden, or mysterious, and may pursue
esoteric or occult studies. You are also a forceful and convincing speaker or writer, with the ability to influence
peoples' thinking by the sheer power of your conviction.
Chapter 4: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance
Moon in Cancer:
You respond very much to the emotional tone and atmosphere around you, and can be dominated by your
fluctuating and unpredictable moods. You often appear irrational to others because you cannot always explain the
reason or source of your feelings. Anyone who lives with you must accept your ups and downs and appreciate your
need for times of withdrawal.
You are also very sympathetic and understand the unspoken feelings and needs of others. You take slights and
rebuffs very personally and though you may forgive a transgression by a friend or loved one, you never forget it.
Moon in 10th house:
You work well with the public and have an instinct for what the public wants and will respond to. Having a "nest"
is not especially important to you, and you may invest more of your emotional energy into your career or public life
than in your private life. Providing for and caring for others in a professional capacity is very likely.
Venus in Pisces:
Tremendously softhearted and sympathetic, you give very selflessly and devotedly to those you love and often
allow others to become overly dependent upon you. More compassionate than passionate, you may become
romantically involved with someone because they need love and you want to help them, rather than out of mutual
pleasure or attraction.
You are drawn to sensitive, imaginative, gentle souls - poets, musicians, dreamers - or to someone you feel you
can have a deep spiritual relationship with. You idealize love and have a very beautiful, romantic vision of what love
Venus in 7th house:
You are a very personable, affectionate, loving friend and will always have many people in your life who love and
cherish you. You prefer being with others rather than on your own, and you feel very incomplete without a special
person in your life to share your love with. Being half of a close, loving couple is very important to you.
You are a peacemaker, the one who adapts, harmonizes, and makes concessions for the sake of the relationship.
Your charm and agreeableness makes you very popular.
Venus Conjunct Saturn:
Intimacy does not come easily to you and you may appear cold or unfeeling to others due to your emotional
reserve and caution. Perhaps due to painful relationships and separations in your early life, you do not trust others
very easily and it takes a long time to take down all of your barriers and defenses. You may feel that you have few
friends or people that really care about you. You need to learn to value and love yourself more and to express your
appreciation for others more openly.
Venus Opposition Uranus:
Your love feelings are easily aroused and your romantic relationships begin with a sudden electric attraction, but
they often end abruptly, and you may be in and out of love frequently - especially in your younger years. You crave
emotional excitement and need to feel spontaneous and free, so you may avoid making firm personal commitments.
Unusual or nontraditional forms of love and relationships appeal to you, and you are attracted to unique, creative, or
Venus Trine Jupiter:
You appreciate beautiful surroundings and congenial company, and though you enjoy helping people, you will
rarely put yourself out too much in order to do so. You are good-humored and generous at heart but inclined to be
Venus Trine Neptune:
Sensitive and compassionate, you tend to be the "giver" in any relationship. You have high ideals and a refined
attitude towards love, seeking to relate in ways that are beyond ego needs and selfishness. You are attracted to
people with artistic or mystical inclinations.
Chapter 5: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals
Mars in Scorpio:
You are extremely strong-willed and you pursue your goals and desires with passionate dedication and
determination. You are capable of total concentration and tremendous discipline, and you are very difficult to
influence or sway once your mind is made up. When you want something, you can be very one-sided and almost
obsessed with it. You are very instinctive and do not always consciously know why you feel as strongly and deeply
as you do.
You also tend to be secretive and unwilling to reveal your aims and intentions, and the intensity of your will and
desire may not be apparent to others at first. However, you are very forceful in a quiet and subtle way. You often
manipulate or force your will upon other people, without being overtly aggressive. You are not interested in
confrontation but are a formidable foe if you meet opposition or aggression from another. You are courageous and
have a rather primitive, raw side as well.
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.
Chapter 6: Other Influences
Jupiter in Cancer:
You make others feel accepted and comfortable. You have a knack for breaking down feelings of alienation and
you make others feel included and a part of group activities. You have a loving, protective side that wants to take
care of everyone. Creating a supportive atmosphere that is nourishing both to yourself and to others is one of your
Also, your home and heritage are important to you, and you maintain close connections to your past.
Jupiter in 11th house:
You have good fortune working with groups, organizations, and others who share your ideals. You go further if
you unite your efforts with others, as in clubs, networks, or civic associations. Social improvement, or benefiting your
community is very important to you.
Jupiter Trine Saturn:
You have a good balance between idealism, optimism, and vision for the future on one hand and a realistic sense
of what can actually be achieved on the other hand. Your judgment and business sense are usually quite good. You
possess patience and the ability to accept limitation and frustration on the way to your goals.
Older, more experienced individuals or mentors are likely to play a significant and beneficial role in your life.
Jupiter Trine Neptune:
You are very broad-minded and tolerant, and you have a rich, colorful imagination. You do not struggle with life as
much as most people; you are inclined to follow the path of least resistance.
Jupiter Sextile Uranus:
You are always open to the new, willing to plunge in and experiment with a fresh approach, and enthusiastic about
learning, growing, and expanding. As a result of this positive attitude, opportunities and unexpected good fortune are
drawn into your life. You embrace change, delight in discovery, and enjoy sharing your excitement with other people.
A sense of happy expectation and a sometimes outrageous sense of humor are two of your great gifts.
Saturn in Pisces:
You often have a sense of longing or homesickness for something you cannot name or specify, and you may have
both a great attraction toward, and fear of, mysticism and parapsychology.
Overcoming feelings of fear, guilt, anxiety, loneliness, or oversensitivity is an important task 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 Trine Neptune:
You are very sensitive to the inner qualities of sincerity, honesty, integrity, and good will. You notice these qualities
(or the lack of them) more quickly than others and bring them up frequently. You are philosophical about life and very
perceptive, but may have an exaggerated sense of your own wisdom and depth of understanding of religious,
metaphysical, artistic, or intuitive subjects.
Uranus in Virgo:
You are part of a 7 year group of people who employ their skills and creativity to bring about a great deal of
practical reform in education, medical care, and other social services. Your innovations are not radical or unusual, but
they are usually effective.
Your generation also has a curious mixture of both conservative, ethical people, and rebellious, disruptive people.
There seems to be little middle ground for your age group, and you swing to one extreme or the other. The
conservative people strive to reinstate strict moral standards, want to swiftly punish criminal behavior, and strive to
highlight the importance of old-fashioned values in our lives, laws, and overall life style. On the other hand, the
rebellious people of your generation are angry at the established way of doing things and act in a defiant, crude, and
Uranus in 1st house:
You are an unconventional and innovative person, and you are seen as a rebel, reformer, or highly unusual in your
manners, appearance, or attitudes. You enjoy being unpredictable, and you do not conform to the standards that
other people have set. Above all, you are an individual, and you do what you please regardless of customs and
norms. Your environment and life circumstances may change frequently and abruptly.
Uranus Conjunct Pluto:
You were also born during a period that lasted approximately 5 years and is characterized by extreme restlessness
and an impatient, dynamic attitude towards life. You are part of a group of people who can be explosive and even
violent in their reactions to situations. You do not tolerate being restricted, and your age group rebels with force and
anger against oppressive situations.
Uranus Sextile Neptune:
You are quite open to psychic experiences and altered states of consciousness, and do not have to work very
hard to achieve them. You belong to an idealistic, free-thinking group of people who will advance the spiritual
progress of humankind as a whole.
Neptune in Scorpio:
You are part of a 14 year group of people that have very intense psychic sensitivity and imagination. Your age
group is very attracted to the strange, weird, and unusual. The sense of the macabre and bizarre is strong, and this is
reflected in much of the music, art, and fashions of your age group. Novels and movies with mystery and chilling
suspense are also popular with your age group. Emotional depression, drug use, and suicide are likely to be relatively
high in your age group. There is also a deep mystical sense, and Eastern religions and meditation are very attractive to
your age group.
Neptune in 3rd house:
Daydreaming, lack of concentration, and inattention to your surroundings can be problems for you. Your mind
tends to wander unless you are using it in an imaginative, creative way. Dry facts and cold logic hold no appeal for
you, and unless a subject has a colorful or personally inspiring element, you won't stick with it for long. You have a
sensitive, intuitive bent.
Pluto in Virgo:
You are part of a 15 year group of people that are driven by the need to find an ethical standard and a clear sense
of what is right and what is wrong. There is a subconscious drive to straighten out all the world's evils and create a
world of perfect order. There is a feeling of repulsion to anything ugly, dirty, or grotesque. Oddly enough, there is
also often a fascination with these very things that are so distasteful, and often a feeling of hopelessness and despair
about the world's condition.
These inner, emotional and conflicting qualities are reflected in the attitudes and life styles of your generation. Most
people of your age group are conservative and ethical, and a small minority goes to the opposite extreme and relishes
being strange or unusual in appearance, and sloppy or even grotesque in manners and appearance. There seems to
be no middle ground for your generation. Usually, the rebellious type of behavior comes out during adolescence, and
tends to subside thereafter, and your age group tends to be very conservative in later life.
Your age group is not very good at compromising and tends to have strong ideas about what is right and what is
wrong. There is a strong feeling that you must extinguish evil in the world. Certainly, fostering good works is very
commendable, but a categorical and simple-minded response to complex issues is not helpful. Your age group will
undergo great transformations in attitudes regarding Good and Evil and will swing to great extremes. Your generation
will also make great contributions in the areas of medicine and nutrition, ecology, and education.
Pluto in 12th house:
You have a deep interest in secrets, the underworld or unconscious, and anything hidden and mysterious.
Psychoanalysis, investigating your dreams, and other methods of uncovering secrets are very interesting to you. You
may be exceptionally perceptive intuitively or psychically. Your emotions and subconscious energies are complex,
and periodic transformations and personal crises are sprinkled liberally throughout your lifetime.