Adele appears to be in the midst of a total PR trainwreck over her new Vegas show, cancelled with 24 hours notice giving fans no time to recoup travel, accommodation and other expenses. The covid excuse appears to be wearing thin and industry murmurs are that any professional production crew would have known well in advance there were problems. The finger is being pointed at ‘diva’ like Adele behaviour and differences with the renowned stage designer, Es Devlin.
Intriguingly the other top singer with a reputation for being difficult is Barbra Streisand, who like Adele is a Sun Taurus in hard aspect to Pluto – stubborn and controlling.
Adele, 5 May 1988 8.19 am London, is caught in the middle of the tr Saturn square tr Uranus of the moment with it hammering on her Fixed Pluto opposition Jupiter Sun square Mars. Tr Saturn is blocking her progress and dampening her enthusiasm through this month and February; with tr Uranus causing disruptions opposition her Pluto, repeating from late last year, in early February, and then moving to conjunct her Sun and square her Mars in Aquarius in a turbulent phase until May 2023.
Las Vegas may not prove to be the place of her dreams since relocating her chart there puts Pluto on her Midheaven, exacerbating her controlling tendencies and is usually regarded as unlucky, even risky, and bringing heavy issues.
Es Devlin, the acclaimed English stage designer who has worked on shows for Beyoncé, Kanye West, U2, Pet Shop Boys, the Royal Opera House and designed the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony and the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, was born 24 September 1971.
She’s a Sun Libra conjunct Pluto with a creative Jupiter Neptune in Sagittarius opposition Saturn and, like Adele, has Mars in Aquarius. They would not be the most comfortable fit since Es Devlin’s Sun Pluto square Adele’s Moon, Uranus, Saturn. And their relationship chart has a controlling composite Sun Mercury square Pluto; with Pluto in an intense and aggravated trine to Mars Jupiter; plus a volatile, explosive, uncompromising Mars square Uranus. There is also an innovative Sun trine Uranus trine Saturn so it could have been – and may still be – a tour de force. But not a relationship where egos can get out of hand without causing damage.
Adele at the moment has tr Pluto poised on the cusp of her 8th house for a longish stay of many years ahead which can feel heavy, trapped, financially as well as emotionally. She also has her Solar Arc Mars conjunct her 10th house Pisces North Node exactly – so maybe is learning lessons about not sliding back into her perfectionist, nit-picky Virgo South Node. Tr Jupiter is moving through her 10th until May 2023 so she should be having success though tr Uranus and tr Saturn are clearly upsetting her best laid plans.
ADD ON: Rich Paul, her latest beau, a sports agent, 16 December 1981, has also been brought into the furore. He has his Sun Neptune in Sagittarius conjunct her Moon and Uranus, which is great and not so great; with his Venus in Aquarius chiming with her Venus in Gemini and in a passionate square to her Pluto. But it’s not remotely settled at a domestic level with his Mars falling in her 4th and squaring her Saturn, Uranus, Moon so there will be fiery clashes.
All of which is reflected in the relationship chart with a possessive and ambitious Sun trine Pluto, sextile Neptune; an argumentative Sun square Mars; a volatile, no-compromise Mars Uranus conjunction; plus a tussle-for-the-upper-hand Jupiter square Pluto. There’s maybe also a composite doubly-possessive Moon Pluto conjunction. It’s an intense, power-packed connection but riddled with contradictions and undercurrents.
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