Utada Hikaru is a Japanese-American singer/songwriter whose albums became a smash hit in Japan from 2001 onwards, although she also released in the US and worked on commercials and movie soundtracks. In 2010 she announced she was taking a hiatus because of exhaustion which might last several years. Her mother committed suicide in 2013 and she married a bar tender the following year, having a baby in 2015.
Born 19 January 1983 1.17am Manhattan, New York, she does have a tough, bleak chart with a Capricorn Sun square Pluto Saturn. The heaviness of that is leavened by a confident and adventurous Jupiter Uranus in Sagittarius square Mars in Pisces. Though it’ll also make her excitable and nervy. Her Pisces Moon in the performing 5th is square Neptune – and that was being triggered by the tr Saturn in Virgo opposition tr Uranus in Pisces when she decided to take a break, which would certainly have been a disorienting and discouraging time.
When her mother committed suicide by jumping from a Tokyo high rise in 2013 tr Saturn was about to cross Utada’s Ascendant pushing her into a lower profile phase. Her Solar Arc Sun was conjunct her 4th house Mars and her Solar Arc Pluto was square Mars – so a dreadful and shocking time for her. Her Solar Arc Neptune was just over the conjunction to her Sun, so she may have already been worried.
With tr Saturn moving through her first quadrant she would want to rebalance her activities and find a more meaningful personal life. Her first marriage in 2002 had been short-lived and was to a music business film director, so maybe she wanted to find a partner who lived outside the bubble.
Her unaspected Venus in Aquarius in the 4th has stressed midpoints connections being square Uranus/Pluto and Jupiter/Pluto as well as = Mars/Pluto= Mars/Saturn; and her Moon aspects two Saturn and two Pluto midpoints, so she will have struggled to find emotional equilibrium. Her baby was born in July so probably has the Sun Mars in Cancer opposition Pluto, which doesn’t sound straightforward.
She looks due for a major success in late 2017/2018 with her Solar Arc Pluto conjunct her Jupiter. Though she won’t want to be over stretching herself for another two or three years. And tr Uranus square her Sun and opposition her Pluto in 2018, moving on to oppose her Saturn will be a bumpy ride into 2019.