R Kelly – grim childhood fuels success & problems


R Kelly, the most successful R&B singer of the past 25 years has added another scandal (hotly denied) to his resume, after several parents allegedly reported they hadn’t seen their daughters in months and that he was holding them in an “abusive cult”.

A Buzz Feed report accuses the singer of brainwashing women, who got closer to him in an effort to boost their musical careers. That included rules about what they could eat and wear, when to bath and sleep and how to engage in sexual encounters recorded by him. In 2008, he was acquitted of 14 charges of making child pornography after a videotape emerged allegedly showing him having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Born 8 January 1967 in Chicago, he grew up with a single mother and a house full of women and was sexually abused by a woman 10 years older than him, which left him ashamed he said in his autobiography. He’s certainly got a heavyweight chart. His Capricorn Sun is in an assertive square to Mars in Libra and trine Uranus Pluto in Virgo and trine a Taurus North Node; with Uranus Pluto opposition Saturn almost certainly squaring onto a Sagittarius Moon. Such a focal point Moon will point to a public career but he’ll be controlling, unpredictable, emotionally chaotic, highly ambitious and quite aggressive.  (Check wiki for his previous brushes with the law).

He’s under huge pressure at the moment with tr Pluto conjunct his Sun and square his Mars, exact now till early September and again in November. Plus tr Saturn square his Uranus and Saturn, possibly conjunct his Moon till late this year. And his Solar Arc Venus will conjunct his Saturn and oppose his Uranus either 2017 or 2018, so emotionally stressed.

He’ll no doubt bounce back and it probably won’t harm his street cred. But worrisome that he’s an icon for a good many fans.

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