Teenage pop star Billie Eilish swept the board at the 2020 Grammys, winning five awards, including best new artist and song of the year. Her elder brother, Finneas O’Connell picked up producer of the year for his work on her album. She appeared overwhelmed by her wins and said earlier that she felt like an impostor. “I feel like I’m not supposed to be here,” she joked. “I feel like they accidentally let in a fan.”
“We didn’t make this album to win a Grammy,” said her brother, “We wrote an album about depression and suicidal thoughts and climate change and being a bad guy, whatever that means.”
She has tr Jupiter conjunct her Solar Arc Midheaven around now and conjunct her Solar Arc Sun in February, so she’ll be on a high but also almost certainly confused since she has an extraordinarily heavy and conflicted chart with her Pluto opposition Saturn square Mars in Pisces.
From a previous post: JULY 3 2019
Billie Eilish was another standout at Glastonbury. Despite being only 17 she’s been around on the scene for three years and has seven gold and two platinum singles to her name.
Suzanne Moore in the Guardian described her as ‘ a dark star. In control, but slightly out of it. Scarily good at tapping into the angsty teenage girl in all of us.’ She wears baggy clothes she says to attract attention and not be body-shamed.
Born 18 December 2001 at 11.30 am Los Angeles, with two entertainment business parents, she was home schooled and began singing and writing songs early, following in her older brother’s footsteps. She has said she suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome and depression.
She has a 10th house ambitious Sagittarius Sun and Venus sextile a quirky Uranus and Mercury in Capricorn also in the 10th – so is designed to communicate and be in the public eye. Her difficulties will stem in part from a 3rd house Saturn opposition Pluto square a 12th house Mars in musical Pisces – that carries a considerable amount of rage and inner conflict. Saturn Pluto can be prone to discouragement and Mars Pluto can get both scared and deeply frustrated. Not an easy burden to carry.
She will be charming with Venus on her midheaven and rather ethereal with her Aquarius Moon conjunct Neptune; as well as confident with her Jupiter opposition Mercury and trine Mars. But that Mutable Pluto Saturn Mars T Square is quite a cross to carry.
With Jupiter moving through her 10th now for another year, she should be on a high, and will probably stay prominent for another few years. But may take a break a la Kate Bush to recuperate at some point.
Add On: Her brother Finneas O’Connell, 30 July 1997, also has a highly stressed Mars which is opposition Saturn square Neptune, which points like his sister to deep-seated anger issues and a sense of an under-nurturing childhood. The parents Patrick O’Connell and Maggie Baird are both minor actor/musicians who decided to home school them having seen a successful musical act of kids who had also been brought up away from mainstream education. In what sounds like a hot house environment one report has them sharing a four person bed until Finneas was 10 and Billie would be six. If true that is definitely not recommended in the psych books and would certainly skew their Mars which rules the libido and fuels anger.
Dates are from the net but if sound, Patrick is 7 July 1977, a controlling Sun Cancer square Pluto, with a hard-edged Mars in Taurus square Saturn. His relationship with Maggie, 30 March 1977, is hugely fraught with a composite Mars trine Saturn trine Neptune with Mars opposition Pluto; ditto with Billie and Finneas.
Maggie is also controlling with her Aries Sun opposition Pluto and trine Saturn and Neptune; with has an even more stressed Mars which is on the focal point of a Yod to Saturn sextile Pluto. Her relationship charts with both children, especially Billie, reflect all that churning conflict.
These kids will need a lot of healing as they move into adulthood and it’s not easy to move away from these ‘tight’, enmeshed families since the only way of coping early on is to sugar-coat the pill and see the parents as supportive and kind. Facing the reality is acutely painful and scar.
Billie and her brother have a much more enthusiastic and less stressed relationship.