Natal Report for Madonna
August 16, 1958
Bay City, Michigan
Standard time, Time Zone 5 hours West
Latitude: 43 N 35 40 Longitude: 83 W 53 20
Positions of Planets at Birth:
Sun 23 Leo 07 Pluto 1 Vir 43
Moon 11 Vir 33 N. Node 24 Lib 02
Mercury 5 Vir 39 Asc. 8 Vir 15
Venus 0 Leo 32 MC 3 Gem 45
Mars 15 Tau 23 2nd cusp 1 Lib 29
Jupiter 26 Lib 24 3rd cusp 0 Sco 06
Saturn 19 Sag 09 5th cusp 8 Cap 57
Uranus 12 Leo 42 6th cusp 10 Aqu 55
Neptune 2 Sco 18
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.
Moon Conjunct Asc.:
You are impressionable, sympathetic, and responsive to the emotional tone and atmosphere around you. You
harmonize, blend, and adapt yourself to other people. Often you are rather quiet, just listening and feeling. You are
subtle and know when to keep silent and wait. You act instinctively, sensing and intuiting when the time is right for
Mercury Conjunct Asc.:
You are mentally active and restless and you like to talk, communicate, and exchange ideas with others. You
express yourself well, and are suited to activities that involve presenting ideas to other people, such as teaching, sales,
Chapter 2: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation
Sun in Leo:
Proud and intensely individual, you really want to stand out, to be the very best you can be, and to be recognized
and appreciated for your unique contributions. Doing something well and being respected for it is extremely important
to you, and you cannot tolerate being in the background, taking orders from others, or being "just one of the team".
You must put your personal stamp on whatever you do, and direct your own course in life. You need to have a place
where you can shine, express yourself creatively, and be the one in charge.
You have big dreams and the determination, spirit, vitality, and enthusiasm to bring them into being. You also have
a noble, romantic heart, and a love of the dramatic, colorful, and extravagant.
For you it is true that "all the world's a stage" and you secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) desire to be the Star or
Hero in the play. You want to be great, and to receive the love and applause of an adoring audience, even if the
"audience" is just one other special person. You need someone to believe in you and your dreams. Though you
appear radiantly self-confident and independent, you are actually very much dependent on the affirmation, love, and
recognition of others. You cannot bear being unnoticed or unappreciated.
You also love wholeheartedly and generously and really know how to make the person you love feel special. You
love the magic of "being in love" and know how to keep the romance alive in your relationships. You are also
immensely loyal and will defend your loved ones and stand by them to the end - as long as they never offend your
pride or betray your trust. However, you like to be the strong one in a relationship and you really do not share the
leading role very easily. Ideally you need to find a person who is as strong-willed as yourself, but who will not try to
dominate or compete with you.
Your strengths are your zest and love for life, your creative power, and your warm and generous heart. Your
primary fault is your tendency to be very egocentric, so concerned with the impression you are making and with your
own creative self-expression that you forget there is another, larger world that does not revolve around you.
Sun in 12th house:
You tend to get involved in the helping professions or in activities where your efforts are hidden, behind the
scenes, unacknowledged, or unknown to the public. Asserting yourself or getting up in front of an audience may be
exceedingly uncomfortable for you.
Sun Trine Saturn:
Realistic and practical, you set goals for yourself that are modest enough for you to actually achieve. You are able
to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for you possess self-discipline, concentration, and
perseverance. You also have a strong sense of responsibility and are very conscientious in fulfilling your obligations.
Often you do things because you feel it is expected of you.
Sun Sextile Jupiter:
You have big aspirations but do not struggle or labor to achieve them. Your self-confidence and inner harmony
attract success and benefits to you in an almost magical way. Your optimism and cheerful generosity also win you
many allies and successes in life.
Chapter 3: Mental Interests and Abilities
Mercury in Virgo:
You are an exacting perfectionist with a clear, logical, analytical mind and an aptitude for work that requires
meticulous attention to detail and efficient organization. Well-grounded and pragmatic, you tend to develop
specialized skills and technical expertise in some practical field. Knowledge, ideas, and theories don't really interest
you unless they are useful in a tangible way. You are inclined to analyze, measure, and dissect everything and to miss
nuances, subtle shades of feeling and meaning. Your strengths are in your precise thinking, careful craftsmanship, and
mastery of technical skills. You tend to be very good at what you do and critical of others' work if it does not meet
your high standards.
Mercury in 12th house:
You don't speak up readily, even when you have a lot to say! Also, your mind tends to drift and you find it difficult
to study very factual material that doesn't have much color or imaginative appeal. Your intuition and first impressions
are likely to be quite accurate, however, and you tend to depend upon this faculty in making decisions.
Mercury Conjunct Pluto:
Suspicious that appearances are superficial and masking the "real nitty-gritty", you are always probing beneath the
surface to uncover the deeper, hidden aspects of a matter. You are interested in anything secret or mysterious. You
have great powers of concentration and a penetrating mind, with an aptitude for research, investigative reporting, or
detective work. You are also keenly observant and seem to have "x-ray vision" regarding the inner motivations and
intentions of other people. You could make an excellent psychotherapist, uncovering the deeper causes and roots of
a person's emotional problems. You may also be drawn to esoteric or occult studies and the development of unusual
mental powers. Stories of mystery, intrigue, espionage, etc. fascinate you.
Mercury Sextile 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.
Moon Conjunct Mercury:
You are a natural psychologist or counselor, interested in the inner motivations, feelings, personal life, and
problems of others. You are a sympathetic listener and you also love to discuss (endlessly!) your own experiences
and feelings. You tend to be very personal and subjective in your point of view. You have a talent for getting others
to talk about their lives, dreams, desires, and other things that are personally meaningful to them. You could be an
excellent interviewer, reporter, or biographer. Idle talk and gossip are your vices.
The study of the past - history, archeology, genealogy, etc. - is of great interest to you. Psychology, symbolism,
mythology, and languages are also areas that you are drawn to.
Chapter 4: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance
Moon in Virgo:
You are very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others your feelings. Though you may love and care for
someone a great deal, you rarely express those feelings openly and freely. Very often your love for someone will be
expressed by trying to help them, doing something tangible to benefit them, or serving them in some way.
It is also difficult for you to receive warmth, affection, or appreciation, for you often feel that you don't really
deserve it or that "they don't really mean it". You can therefore seem rather cool and aloof, much more so than you
A deeply ingrained critical attitude often makes you difficult to live with. You need to learn to be gentler and less of
a perfectionist with others and with yourself.
Moon in 1st house:
You have a soft exterior and tend to relate very personally and sympathetically to other people. However, you
sometimes let your emotions overpower your reasoning and logic, and consequently you are sometimes biased in
your opinions. You are impressionable and rather gentle, or at least that is the way you appear. Your feelings are on
the surface and you can not hide your emotions.
Moon Trine 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.
Venus in Leo:
Warmhearted and generous in love, you cannot tolerate pettiness or stinginess in your partner. You want a Hero, a
Prince or Princess to idolize and adore, someone you wholeheartedly admire and can be proud of. You are
tremendously loyal and devoted once you give your heart to someone.
You crave love, appreciation, and attention from others and hate to be ignored. You are rather susceptible to
flattery and love to feel SPECIAL. You enjoy some drama and color in your love life and grand romantic gestures or
an extravagant expression of generosity impresses you.
Venus in 11th house:
You are a very sociable, congenial person and you wilt very quickly without the company of good friends and
people to share good times with. You thoroughly enjoy working with others on group projects or community
activities. You are quite happy when you are a part of a club, support group, or team of some sort.
Venus Square Jupiter:
You share freely whatever you have, and your friends know they can always count on your generosity and
support, both emotional and material. Your good-hearted acceptance and tolerance of others' foibles goes a long
way in maintaining harmony in your relationships. You also have a lazy streak and sometimes avoid confronting
difficult issues in relationships simply because it seems like too much trouble and too petty. You like to socialize and
will use any excuse to celebrate with friends. You cannot tolerate too much restriction by your love partner, and
encourage your partner's freedom as well.
Venus Square 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.
Chapter 5: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals
Mars in Taurus:
Once you set your mind on a goal, your dedication, determination, and commitment to it are extraordinary. You
pursue your ambitions tenaciously and will stubbornly refuse to give up, let go, or be influenced in any way. Like
Aesop's tortoise, you labor patiently and steadfastly until you achieve what you want - or until it is clear beyond a
shadow of a doubt that all is lost. You are a reliable, consistent, and productive worker, and often shoulder more of
the workload than your co- workers, usually without complaint. The nitty-gritty work often falls to you. You prefer a
regular routine, with definite hours and clearly defined responsibilities and tasks. In fact, establishing a pattern or
routine is very important to your success because once you get started in a certain direction, is easy for you to follow
it through to its completion. Getting started is more difficult. You have a lazy, comfort-loving side and there is often a
good deal of inertia for you to overcome before you get going. Once you get a momentum going, your energy level is
strong and steady.
You are interested in concrete results and solid, practical achievement. You need to have some tangible product or
contribution to show for your efforts, and cannot be content with only intangible rewards (such as having a good time,
learning, or spiritual enrichment). Material well-being and security is also a large factor in determining what you do.
Your stamina and persistence is your great strength but it can also work against you; you can get caught in a rut and
refuse to seize new opportunities. You also tend to play it safe, and to limit yourself in that way.
Mars in 9th house:
You have passionate convictions and will fight for them when challenged. You are willing to dedicate a great deal
of your energy and force to an important cause, and you'll act decisively on your beliefs, rather than simply espousing
Sometimes you get so involved and identified with your ideas that you cannot really be receptive to anyone who
opposes you philosophically.
Mars Square Uranus:
Intensely restless, dynamic, and energetic, you are always on the go. When you want something, you want it
NOW, and you act decisively, impulsively, sometimes hastily and prematurely. Impatient, high-strung, and often
nervous and tense, you find it difficult to slow down, pace yourself, or relax. You are fiercely individualistic and
independent, self-willed and intolerant of restraints and restrictions imposed by others. You have a reckless disregard
for authority and can be extremely rebellious. Cooperating with others is not your strong point! You are often brutally
frank and abrupt with people, and can be quite impersonal when you are pursuing a desired goal. You may have an
explosive temper when your will is blocked. You have a superabundance of energy and need much personal freedom
to do things in your own style and at your own pace.
Chapter 6: Other Influences
Jupiter in Libra:
Your strengths lie in your ability to cooperate, to be diplomatic, and to know just what behavior is called for in
whatever social situation you find yourself. You also possess a strong sense of fairness, the willingness to listen to
opposing viewpoints and opinions, and the ability to be (or at least seem to be) impartial and moderate, rather than
extreme and one-sided.
Jupiter in 2nd house:
Wealth, material well-being, and prosperity are very important to you, and you would never choose a profession
that didn't offer you great promise and opportunity for growth (financial and otherwise).
You are very generous and sometimes careless with money; you don't want to hold on to it, you want to enjoy it
and use it to enrich your life. Whatever you do with your money, you do in a big way - making it, spending it, or
blowing it! You may accumulate elegant, high quality things (art, jewelry, etc).
Jupiter Conjunct Neptune:
You have an unusually expansive, far-reaching outlook on life. At times the everyday routine is far too dull and
boring to you, and you are inclined to travel, daydream, fantasize, or philosophize on a grand scale.
Saturn in Sagittarius:
You have a critical, cynical attitude towards many religions and philosophies. Without realizing it, you prevent
yourself from appreciating new viewpoints and attitudes. You are more rigid and dogmatic than you realize. Your
approach may also be too intellectual or moralistic. You take your own political beliefs and spiritual philosophy very
seriously, worrying and fretting if you are not 100% clear about some ideology or theory.
Saturn in 4th house:
Your childhood or your relationship with your parents was restrictive, unloving, or unhappy in ways that may
prevent you from allowing other people to get close to you in later life. You felt deprived in some manner, whether or
not you actually were deprived in some way. Emotional separations or repression of your needs and feelings may
typify your early life, at least as you remember it. Forgiving your parents and/or letting go of any resentments you
have about the limitations you experienced early in your life is crucial. Also, you need to build your own solid
foundation, and investing time and energy into your home, domestic relationships, and inner life can help you
Uranus in Leo:
You are part of a 7 year group of people who are unusually self-willed, proud, and egotistical. You are a group
that defies authority and insists on having its own way. Parents and school teachers found that it was extremely
difficult to discipline your age group. Governments that are repressive to individual expression and freedom meet a
great deal of resistance from your age group, and you tend to rise up against any form of tyranny and oppressive rule.
Uranus in 12th house:
Most people do not see your wild, daring, "crazy" side, and you yourself may be unaware of it! You tend to hold
back the unconventional, inventive, impulsive side of you nature - or to live it out only in your private fantasies. You
may have strange dreams!
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.
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 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.