Amanda Gorman – rising to the occasion

Poet Amanda Gorman was the breakout star of Joe Biden’s Inauguration with her poem ‘The Hill We Climb’, written and delivered by her to much acclaim.  

  Born 7 March 1998 in Los Angeles, she had a speech impediment as a child and has an auditory processing disorder which makes her hypersensitive to sound. She was chosen as the youth poet laureate of Los Angeles in 2014, published a poetry book in 2015, won a scholarship to Harvard to study sociology and was named the first national youth poet laureate in 2017. She founded the non-profit One Pen One Page, which runs a youth writing and leadership program.

  She has a Pisces Sun, Mercury and Jupiter spread out through Pisces with a Cancer Moon – creative and emotionally sensitive. Plus another tougher side to her personality with a super-determined Mars in upfront Aries trine Pluto, sextile Neptune, Venus, Uranus in Aquarius, and a forced-to-be-self-reliant Saturn in Aries which is widely trine Pluto and maybe square her Moon.

  She was recommended by Jill Biden and amended her poem after the Capitol assault on January 6th. A bundle of talent who has achieved an amazing amount at a young age.

 Her three emphasised Aquarius planets suit her as a symbol of this Administration and her youth a nod to bridging the generation gap as she saluted an incoming president 56 years older than her.   

14 thoughts on “Amanda Gorman – rising to the occasion

  1. What I loved best was the simplicity and authenticity of her words. And of course, her extraordinary beauty and hopeful young face. Her poetry provided a healing moment after four horrible years. She deserves every word of the acclaim. Lovely to know that Dr. Jill Biden recommended her, too.

  2. So symbolic to me that as the dawn set on the negativity that departed the White House, she stood in or near the same spot and used her words, like a giant ray of sunshine breaking through after the storm to uplift hearts and minds; and she wore yellow. So Perfect! 🙂

  3. She has the Pisces planets often found in the charts of poets and songwriters, plus a Virgo North Node – Virgo often crops up in poets’ charts. I agree it was a moment of beauty and grace, and such an uplifting recitation after 4 years of constant negativity.

    • I was just coming here to say this. Other thing I’ve noticed, artistic prodigies tend to have Pisces. I think they can tap in some unconcious, innate ability.

      There’s an interesting theory on trauma influencing genetic memory, but I think this could also be true for other strong, emotional experiences related to creativity. I’m thinking about all these “dynasties” of actors, in particular, because acting is such an emotional trade. But it’s true to musicians, and many other creative professions, as well.

      • Yes, I thought it was interesting that Amanda Gorman wore a ring in the form of a caged bird as a tribute to Maya Angelou and looking at Angelou’s astrology, she also had a Piscean Mercury and Venus in the 8th along with an Aries Uranus plus a Sun/Jupiter conjunction in Aries. They both share a Mars/Neptune in sextile and trine respectively, a combination which is sometimes expressed as a drive to operate on behalf of humanity rather than for oneself.

  4. Thank you Marjorie. She was wonderful. She’s one of the Uranus in Aquarius (some with Neptune there too) group who are beginning to have an important, and uplifting impact. There are some outstanding young women – there’s also Greta Thunberg, 3rd January 2003, and Malala Yousafzai, 12th July 1997. I’d include Marcus Rashford, 31st October, 1997 too – Uranus and Jupiter in Aquarius like Malala. I’m sure there are many more.

      • Oh I like that! Thank you Isabel. “Brand New Ancients” could be a facet of Saturn in Aquarius in a way too. Either way, they’ve shone a light on the positive potential of that fabled ‘Age of Aquarius’…..

        • With my own Saturn in Aquarius/8th house tightly conjunct South node, I feel that designation on a deep level. Love seeing Uranus “the Awakener” and Neptune “the Mystic” with Venus in the magical 8th house in her natal. It was indeed, to my eye, as if she was “channeling” something in her poem and its delivery. Also, her Jupiter in Pisces/9th is a far-seer, optimistically dreaming an expansive future.

  5. She was stunning. So interesting to read here about her hypersensitivity to sound as her use of words and rhythm makes very powerful poetry

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