The birthday boy for October 9 is John Lennon.
Lennon’s chart is just what you would expect from popular music’s most memorable pacifist. He has a Libra sun in the sixth house of work and service, and an Aquarius moon in the eleventh house of mass-media and social relationships. His Aries rising sign could have mitigated the role of “peace” in his life if any planets inhabited the sign. As it is, the sign is empty, and his first house contains a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in placid Taurus, not Aries. Angry Mars also sits in Libra — a very mellow position for the red planet.
There’s not much in Lennon’s chart that makes me wonder if astrology works. It’s one of those rare instances where everything seems to fit together exactly as it should.