Author- Dusan Manojlov
Foreword - Nikola Stojanovic
Listening to the music of Mozart and reading a pile of books written on this exceptional man it is only natural that I asked myself what were the astral influences that made him an unparalleled genius. The horoscope that was available and in which Ascendant is at the twelfth degree of Virgo (27/1/1756 Salzburg, 13E02, 47N48, 20:00 PM LMT) is, as I think, inaccurate since it does not coincide with a number of facts known about Mozart. After detailed analyses I came to the conclusion that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on 27/1/1756 in Salzburg at 22: 07: 35 with
Ascendant at the fifteenth degree of Libra and the Moon at the nineteenth degree of Sagittarius. In the text below you will find the details of this rectified chart proving its complete accuracy.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Official data
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, unparalleled genius of music art, remarkable and exceptional phenomenon in the European music of 18 century was born in a small Austrian town of Salzburg on 27 January 1756. In his short life (36) he managed to produce as much as 626 music pieces in almost all existing music forms at the time.
He was born under Aquarius with stellium of planets in that sign. The moon was in Sagittarius while ASC was in Libra. First glance at his chart indicates that he was an artist. Both rulers of his horoscope, Uranus and Venus are placed at his fifth house, house of creativity and inventiveness. The Sun and Moon are at the nineteenth degree, the degree of Libra (art) while Neptune, the planet of endless imagination and inspiration ruling his Uranus, is at the tenth house the cusp of which is also placed at the degree of Libra.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Rectified chart
Stellium in Aquarius is produced by Uranus with a culminating planet which is Mozart’s major signifier and which, by its position and aspects, largely determined his destiny. Thus, this is a uranium type of personality, man of a strong will, considerable mental powers, inexhaustible creativity and inventiveness as well as talents which did not seem to be of this world - the man of an endless imagination and intuition, original, independent and of a rebellious nature. His pronounced humanism, love for a man and incomprehensible quickness of his mind, life, and work also originate from the influence of this planet and Aquarius, the fastest sign. However, he was a very defiant man of fragile health and frayed nerves, impractical to the utmost, incapable of saving and being rational when it comes to money, inclined to dissolute and chaotic way of life - all of which are the influences of Uranus.
The Moon in Sagittarius shows us a straightforward, serene, dynamic person of a great sensibility and imagination. This position produces the inclination toward abstract and philosophical way of thinking and pronounced spirituality and religiosity. Inner aspiration for constant improvement and broadening of knowledge, frequent travels abroad and general interest in everything of a foreign origin are all gifts bestowed by such position of the Moon and the position of Jupiter at ASC favourably aspecting the Moon. Maybe the letter that Mozart sent to Padre Martini, a great connoisseur of music and his teacher in his young days, largely shows the extent of influence Jupiter had exerted on him: "We are here in this world only to learn every day with an increasing passion, to get to know one another in our encounters and to make efforts so that science and art could make the maximum progress". This is the full symbolic of Moon in Sagittarius in the third house sextile Jupiter. Moon (intimate story) is in the third house (way of thinking, correspondence).
The cusp of the third house in Sagittarius (a foreigner) and the ruler of this house, Jupiter (a spiritual teacher) in Libra (art, music) show that the letter was sent to a foreigner, Italian, a spiritual teacher. Its philosophical content is also shown by the cusp of the third house (a letter) in Sagittarius (philosophy).
ASC is in Libra. This position produced a cheerful, friendly, charming man with the striking feeling for aesthetics and beauty, a man who does everything out of love. Since ASC presents the way in which we express our personality, Mozart expressed his inventiveness, geniality (Uranus) and spirituality (Jupiter) through art and music (Libra, Venus). And what is his music like? Many of his pieces express a wide range of happy, affectionate feelings, subtlety and grace. Many musicologists describe him as "a lyric genius whose works express the feeling of harmony and beauty ", Wagner calls him the "immortal poet of light and love ", and Mozart himself claims :"A true genius with no heart is absurdity. Neither great intellect or imagination, nor both of them together compose a genius. Love, love, love. This is the spirit of a genius ". It is known that love, elegance, subtlety, grace, concordance, harmony and beauty are symbolised by Libra and its ruler Venus. Since Mozart’s Libra is at ASC, this is how other people perceive his work (ASC, the way other people see us). In addition, since ASC presents the basis of a character, in love (Libra, Venus) Mozart finds the root (ASC) which makes him genius (Uranus). This is also supported by Venus, ruler of the Ascendant, in Aquarius (genius).
Mozart was the seventh child of Leopold and Anne Mary Mozart. However, out of six remaining children only his five years older sister Anna Maria (Nannerl) did not die in infancy. His father Leopold ( born in Augzburg in 1719) was a musician. As an exceptional violinist, composer and music teacher he was highly respected in the music circles. The year Wolfgang was born he published The Method for Learning to Play a Violin which became a compulsory reading for the future generations of violinists.
His daughter, Mozart’s sister, Nannerl, inherited this musical talent from her father and became a virtuoso from her early age. But Leopold waited for his "music successor", a boy of his flesh and blood to expand and improve his musical science to the utmost limits.
Mozart’s talent started to show very early. He was only 3 when he started to play, and with the age of 4 he could repeat any piano lesson his father would give to his sister. He was only 5 year old when he started composing. Seeing that his children are exceptionally gifted, Leopold decides to completely give up his career and provide them with all his knowledge. In 1762, when Mozart was 6, Leopold decides to present his children’s skills to the public. After a successful performance in Salzburg, he organises big European tours in almost all big cities of Western Europe. These tours will mark the entire Mozart’s childhood and youth. On these journeys Mozart fascinated everyone around him by his talent and skill, playing often blindfolded on the silk-covered keyboard and establishing the reputation of a boy wonder. At the age of 13, he goes to the homeland of music, Italy, where he wins the highest recognitions and a new name -Amadeus.
How can this be seen in his horoscope?
In the fourth house there is a number of planets. This house speaks about the origin, circumstances of beginning and end of life, home and family. Cusp of this house begins in Capricorn with triple conjunction of Saturn, Sun and Mercury...What does it tell us? First we see an old line of tradition (Saturn) on his father’s side (Sun). Further, the home (fourth house) where Mozart was born is also very old (Capricorn, Saturn). It was built in the fifteenth century and today is a museum dedicated to him (ruler of the twelfth house-museum in the fourth house -home). This position also tells us about considerable oldness (Saturn) of his parents (Leopold and Anne Mary were 37 respectively when Mozart was born).
Leopold Mozart comes from a poor family of Augsburg bookbinder (Sun-father, Saturn-poor, Mercury-book in the fourth house-origin). This "cultivated provincial", as Mozart called him, we see as a steady, rational and serious man, persistent and unyielding in his intentions and actions (Saturn) with broad education (Mercury) and of high authority (Sun conjunction Saturn). Artistic side of his personality is seen in the position of Neptune (art) in Leo (father) in the tenth house (parents), and the Sun (father) at the degree of Libra (art). In the very beginning of Mozart’s life he published a book which was a big success – shown by the Sun (father, success) conjunction Mercury (book) in the fourth house (beginning of Mozart’s life). However, realising his son's talent, he decided to give up his own career and devote his life completely to his education and affirmation. Being a very religious man, a true believer, Leopold felt that God was obliging him to pass all his knowledge onto his son. This is caused by the most interesting constellation, Sun conjunction Saturn conjunction Mercury opposition Neptune, that has determined Mozart's destiny in many ways. Thus, Leopold (Sun), being a man ready for self-denial (Saturn), sacrifices (Neptune) his own career in order to carry on his knowledge( Mercury) on to his child (Mercury).
Mozart never went to school. In his youth, he was given education by Leopold. Again, this is obvious in the position of Mercury (elementary education) in conjunction with Sun (father) and in the third house (elementary education) the Moon is located (family)-education from family.
Siblings, as well as short travels are symbolised by the third house. The Moon conjunction Pluto points out to the large number of siblings, most of which died (Pluto – death). The only one to survive was his sister (Moon) born in Cancer (July 3rd,1751). Her talent in art is shown in the position of Jupiter, ruler of the third house, in the artistic sign of Libra, as well as in the position of Moon at the degree of Libra. Also, this position indicates all the travels ( 3 house) abroad (Sagittarius) in Mozart's youth (3 house). Naturally, these are family (Moon) travels, and since the Moon rules 10 house, we can see that the goal of these travels was to attain reputation (10. house), and that Mozart has attained the greatest glory (3 house) on travels (3. house) abroad (Sagittarius). Another indicator is conjunction of Sun (fame, success) and Mercury (youth, travels).
The fact that Mozart had to prove his arts by playing the piano blindfolded, with piano keys covered with silk is shown in the Sun (talent, quality) opposition Neptune (invisible) in Leo (sight, to see), and he attained the reputation of a child prodigy due to the position of Neptune (miracle) in 10 house (reputation). His talent and excellence (Sun) he expressed as a child (Mercury) seemed unreal, incomprehensible (Neptune).
Mozart was given highest recognition at the age of 13 in Italy. Tributes and decorations are symbolized by Jupiter, situated in his first house as the ruler of the third house, indicating that he would get his highest recognition in youth, while travelling abroad.
Where do we see that he gets a new name in Italy-Amadeus?
His full name at birth was John Chrysostom Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart. Theophilius, meaning “the One That Loves God”, was changed by Leopold very early in his life into Gottlieb, the German version of the name; finally, in Italy, Gottlieb turned into its Latin version, Amadeus.
The third house of a horoscope speaks about the name. The cusp of the third house begins in Sagittarius (religion), showing us that this is a religious (Sagittarius) name (the third house), “The One That Loves God”. Moon, symbolizing changes, is situated in this house, thus the change (Moon) of the name (3 house) takes place, while on journey (3 house). The Moon conjunction Pluto, symbolizing all that is dead, and the new name is in Latin, the dead (Pluto) language (3 house).
After numerous journeys, successes and recognitions, at the age of 17 Mozart returns to his birth town Salzburg. The primary goal of all the journeys - to obtain position on some of the courts in order to ensure material existence and to be able to devote himself to creative work - had not been achieved. As widely known, Habsburg monarchy ruled by all-powerful Maria Theresa was in power at the time. She wasn't especially keen on artists, believing them to be useless people. One of her sons, Ferdinand, asked to take Wolfgang Mozart in his service, having been convinced of his talent; she wrote a letter denying her permission, thus closing the doors of all the courts in Europe for Mozart.
Salzburg, although a pleasant town, for Mozart represented a golden cage. Conservative environment and monotonous life as well as the lack of musical means could not satisfy his independent and creative spirit. To make the circumstances even worse, the Archbishop of Salzburg, a certain Hieronymus Coloredo, although an intelligent and well informed man, was not inclined to Mozart and his music. As he came into power, Mozart was no longer free to travel so often and, what's worse, he had to create insignificant, old-fashioned, trivial compositions Coloredo required. The 17-year old composer, with over 150 compositions behind him, found himself in a hopeless situation.
Mozart decided to leave Salzburg in 1777. Since his father could not leave Salzburg, this time he left on tour around Munich, Augsburg, Manheim and Paris with his mother. The tour was a complete failure. Though he was well received everywhere, nobody made him a satisfactory job offer. In Paris, on July 3rd, 1778 a new misfortunate incident took place. His mother died. Embittered and depressed as never before, he returned to Salzburg, into Coloredo's disfavour. Relationship between the two of them grows more and more intense. The conflict was about to happen. Mozart had had a lasting desire, a dream, to go to Vienna, his Pianoland, as he had called it. Finally, in 1781, while his stay in Vienna, a severe conflict with Coloredo took place, which resulted, on Mozart's request, by his dismissal from the service. Mozart decided to stay in Vienna, to live there and create as a completely independent composer.
Why were the people from authority so disinclined towards Mozart?
All the superiors, and power in general is described by the Sun, 10. house, ruler of the 10. house, as well as the Leo sign. In 10. house in Leo Neptune is in opposition with Sun, Saturn and Mercury. Through this aspect, we clearly see the battle between power (Sun) and art (Neptune). Neptune in 10. house in Leo represents Mozart with his reputation (10. house) of an artist (Neptune) of a superior (Leo) talent. However, Neptune in unfavourable aspect with planets in 4. house speaks of various intrigues, manipulations, lies (Neptune) by the authorities (Leo), and we see Mozart isolated (Neptune) in his birth town (Neptune opposition Sun in 4.house – birth town) and forced into (Saturn) creating obsolete, conventional (Saturn) music forms to satisfy the archbishop's (Sun) needs
10. house begins in the sign of Cancer. The Ruler of Cancer, Moon, makes square with Uranus, and we can see the woman (Cancer, Moon) in power, Maria Teresa, that, through a letter (ruler 10. in 3. house – letter) disables, blocks (square – to stand against) Mozart's progress, (Uranus).
Archbishop Coloredo is represented by the planets in 4.house. Musicologists describe him as:»...Cruel (Saturn) ruler(Sun) with cold feelings and dark character (Saturn), intelligent and well informed (Mercury) man, imposing various restrictions and limitations (Saturn) and with no understanding for art (Neptune)....»
This position also gives a picture of Salzburg (4. house) as a conservative, monotonous, uninspiring (Saturn) environment.
Mozart went on the new tour around Europe in 1777, this time with his mother, that suddenly died in Paris. Symbolism reaches its cusp in Moon conjunction Pluto square Uranus. Mother (Moon) suddenly (Uranus), unexpectedly dies (Pluto), while on journey (3. house) abroad (Sagittarius).
Mozart's dream about living in Vienna, his Pianoland, is clearly visible in the position of Neptune in Leo in 10. house. Dreams and desires are symbolized by Neptune in Leo, so we can see his dream (Neptune) about life (Leo) in the capital (Leo) of arts (Neptune). It is also a well known fact that Vienna was born is Libra, and since Mozart's Ascendant is in Libra, Vienna (Libra) attracted Mozart like a magnet (Libra-Ascendant- action, first step) to live there. The reason for moving to Vienna was, of course, to escape from odious archbishop, but also from his father (Neptune- escape opposition Sun, Saturn-archbishop, father), and, in a broader sense, escape (Neptune) from provincial, imitating (Saturn) Salzburg (4 house).
The opportunity presented itself, when Idomeneo, king of Crete opera (Neptune-opera in Leo-king) was ordered from Mozart in 1781. Soon after, Coloredo was invited by the Emperor to come to Vienna, to present him with his musicians. Realizing all the possibilities Vienna had to offer, Mozart decided to ask for dismissal from Coloredo's service, which he had been finally given after a fierce argument. This has been the first individual artistic revolution in history. At the time, musicians' position was the same as ordinary servants. Coloredo could have had Mozart thrown into prison, if he had wanted it; however, luckily, he did not do so. This decision Mozart made, to give up material safety he had had in Salzburg, his protest and revolt against the archbishop, as well as the risk he took, to live the life of an independent, self supporting artist in Vienna, is caused by the influence of Uranus (revolution, protest, revolt, independence, self support) in 5. house (art). Uranus is in square position with Moon, so we can see Mozart (Uranus), liberated artist (Uranus in 5.house) confronting (square) the ruling class (Moon ruler of 10. house – power).
The most fascinating thing, is that Mozart decided on this move precisely in 1781(!), when Uranus was discovered.
The beginning of the new life couldn't have been better. “The Abduction from the Seraglio” opera, written in 1782, was a great success among Vienna audience, and the same year Mozart started his own family, by marrying Constance Weber. 2 years later, he joined the Masonic lodge called “Benefaction”. However, the happiness was not to last. Destiny of a genius is always a tragic one. Although Mozart created his best master pieces, mature and original, that have made his name immortal, the success and recognition did not come. Vienna audience turns its back on him more and more, considering his music to be “difficult” to listen, whereas the Vienna aristocracy, that had had their doors wide open for him during his wonder child period, completely ignored him, giving preference to mediocre, second-rate composers. The same second-rate composers, leaded by Antonio Salieri, court composer, tried to keep Mozart as far from court as possible through intrigues, plots, and, unfortunately, they succeeded. His financial position was becoming worse, his wife Constance did not run the household rationally, she was often ill and depressed, four out of six of his children died after only several months of life, which aggravated both his mental and physical health. He started to drink, looking for oblivion in merry company and temporary pleasures. The end was near.
This is all clearly obvious from his horoscope.
Mozart's composing “The Abduction from the Seraglio” opera immediately after moving to Vienna is visible from the position of Neptune (opera, abduction) in 10. house. Opera was a success (10. house), but only temporarily, since Neptune was in opposition to Sun, and after a while the success ( Sun) faded away (Neptune) and the opera (Neptune) is being forgotten (Neptune).
Soon after, he married Constance, thus becoming completely independent man. This is expressed by the ruler ASC, Venus placed in Aquarius, so Mozart becomes independent (Venus in Aquarius-independence) through marriage (Libra, Venus).
Constance Weber Mozart is represented in his 7 house. The cusp of this house begins in the youngest zodiac sign, Aries, on 15 degrees (Gemini-youth), thus she is 8 years younger than Mozart, and at time of her marriage she was only 18 years old. In relationship to him, she is a foreigner, German (Aries), which is also shown by the ruler of Aries, Mars, in 9 house (foreigner). About the big, passionate, true love they had for each other we can see in almost precise trine Venus and Mars make (rulers of 1 and 7 house). With the cusp of 7 house in Aries, we see Constance as a very strong, dynamic person, vigorous and full of energy. She has successfully overcome 6 child births and all the illnesses that came along with them. But, above all, after Mozart's death, she has fought decisively to protect her late husband's work from abuse, stealing and unlicensed publishing. This is presented to us through Mars in trine with Venus, and we see Constance (Mars, ruler of 7 house) that fought (Mars) for Mozart's work (Venus-Mozart, in 5 house- creative work), and with some success (TRIGON). 18 years after Mozart's death, Constance married certain Nikolaus von Nisen, Danish diplomat, a great admirer of Mozart's music.
3. house in horoscope describes the second husband of his wife (9 house from the 7). With this house's cusp in Sagittarius, we see that he was a foreigner, and the ruler of this house in Libra (diplomacy, politics), thus he is Danish (Sagittarius) diplomat (Libra). Also, the ruler of his 1. house (Mozart's 3 house) is in Mozart’s ASC, making him an admirer of his (ASC) music (Libra).
The fact that Constance hadn't been a good housekeeper, and that she didn't rationally conduct the household is visible in Neptune position (chaos, impracticality) in her 4. house (Mozart's 10 house), that describes relationship to the home we live in.
In Vienna, Mozart becomes a mason. House symbolizing secret organizations is 12. house, and the house symbolizing lodges, freemasonry, is 4. house. Ruler of 12. house, Mercury, is situated precisely in 4. house, thus making Mozart mason. Mercury was in conjunction with Sun and Saturn, so also his father (Sun) and his grandfather (Saturn) were freemasons (4. house).
House related to children is 5.house. It starts in Aquarius, and the ruler Uranus is also in the 5. house in unfavourable aspect with Pluto (death), and that is the reason why four of Mozart's children died. This is also indicated by the ruler of 8 house (death), Venus, in 5. house (children), as well as the cusp of 5.house on 24 degree (degree of Pisces - loss).
What was the reason for Mozart, although he had created unsurpassable music works, to be treated without understanding, rejected and forgotten by the audience, aristocrats and royals?
Why, in spite of miserable living conditions, did he create sublime, divine music, though he knew it would not improve his living conditions?
It would suffice just to take a look at the 4 planets in Aquarius and Uranus in 5. house, and everything becomes clear. Being a completely uranium-person, genius, man ahead of his time, Mozart, with his firm and unshakable uranium-will, boundless inventive powers and creative imagination, deliberately defies his epoch, his stupid, conservative contemporaries, taking no consideration of criticism and underestimation, nor of miserable living conditions; he persistently followed his own vision, knowing that he created priceless work, that would be accepted and understood by the generations that were yet to come.
Uranus in 5. house makes square with Moon and Pluto in 3. house. Moon describes masses of people, i.e. audience, and as the ruler of 10.house placed in Sagittarius, it also describes rulers (10. house), aristocrats and noblemen (Sagittarius) that are confronting (square) him, rejecting and ignoring both him and his ingenious, original (Uranus) creative work (5. house), thus blocking, foiling (square) his ascent and merited success. (Moon, ruler of 10. house) They were comfortable with the serene, cheerful young boy, that had amused them with his virtuosity on piano in his youth (Moon, ruler of 10. house -success, in 3. house-youth, child), but were now bothered by the spiteful, independent innovator, clearing new paths in music (Uranus in 5. house).
The position of the Sun is also very interesting. It is in the 4. house that, among other things, represents intimate opinion we have on ourselves. With Sun in this house, we see that Mozart had a very high opinion on himself, that he had been completely aware (Sun) of his quality (Sun). However, this is a very unfavourable position for the Sun, because here it is located in NADIR, that is, in the dark, unexpressed, thus leaving Mozart's undoubtful talent (Sun) unnoticed.
Sun is positioned in an unfavourable aspect with Neptune in Leo in 10. house. Neptune rules the 6. house that represents work, employment, as well as colleagues. Being the ruler of 6. house, when placed in 10. house, it indicates that many of his colleagues were highly esteemed composers, and this position points out to Antonio Salieri (August 18th,1750, 11E58, 45N20) that was court (Sun) composer (Neptune), and since Neptune is on 9th degree (Sagittarius), he was foreigner, Italian. Unfavourable aspect indicates that Salieri, through numerous plots, intrigues, frauds (Neptune), has managed to disable (opposition) Mozart's ascent, and jeopardised his status and reputation (Sun). This aspect also shows Mozart's tendency to drink (Neptune)
Mozart has spent final years of his life struggling to survive, living in utmost poverty. His physical and mental health was growing worse every day. Deaths of his mother, father, children, many dear friends, poverty that befall him, complete lack of his work's recognition, intrigues made by his rivals, all of them caused him to fall into a state of resignation and sombre disposition. He was growing more and more obsessed with thoughts about death. In one of his letters, he wrote:” Since death is the real, ultimate goal of our life, I have made acquaintance with this man's truly best friend some years ago so well, that her picture has nothing horrible in it for me, but yet peaceful and comforting”.
Dusan Plavsa made an interesting point in his book “Music portraits and profiles". In his essay on Mozart he says:” After his mother's death in Paris in 1778, he is constantly followed by troubles that have damaged not only his physical, but also his mental health. Serene spirit of an antique speculator from Pericle's era is invaded by fatalism and doubt in life values. Tragic accents are growing more and more frequent in his work, at the end making his thoughts and his life burn out in glorious symphony of death. ". In the last year of his life, 1791, he wrote his probably most famous opera “The Magic Flute”, which was a great success. Soon after, he is given order to compose Requiem, mass for the dead. Obsessed with fantasies and visions about death, he started believing that he was writing Requiem for himself. Unfortunately, he wasn't mistaken. He has worked with enormous zeal to create Requiem, in bed and with fever; however, death came first, and he died on December 5th, 1791, with unfinished work in his hands. Many details in his life during the last years, as well as cause of death remained mystery till today. On the morning of December 6th, 1791, he was buried in common grave for the poor in Vienna. The grave has never been found.
First of all, why did Mozart always have finance troubles? House speaking of financial position is 2. house. This house begins in Scorpio on 12th degree. Ruler of Scorpio, Pluto, is in conjunction with Moon (versality) in Sagittarius, which also indicates inconstancy, lack of practical sense. Pluto and Moon are in square with Uranus. Uranus, signifying Mozart himself, represents spending, wastefulness, and we can see his unfitness to conduct his finances rationally. Another indicator is the cusp of 2. house on 12th degree (Pisces-chaos, impracticality, loss). Also, the position of Mercury in horoscope indicates how rational, practical is someone. Mercury is in unfavourable aspect with the planet of opposite effect, Neptune, which, as well as Pisces, symbolizes impracticality, loss. Scorpio, among other things, symbolizes borrowing, credits, money from other people, and since 2. house is in this sign, just before his death (Scorpio) Mozart borrows (Scorpio) money (2.house). Ruler of Scorpio, Pluto, is in 3. house in Sagittarius, and he borrowed (Scorpio) money from close friends (3. house),
aristocrats(Sagittarius), and he asked for money through letters (3.house-letters). Also, 2. house tells us about his nutrition habits. Being in such poverty that he had often been hungry, Mozart often ate at his friends' houses in the neighbourhood. The same symbolic again. Ruler of 2.house (food) in 3 house (close friends, neighbours).
What can horoscope tell us about his health condition?
6 house describes illnesses, health. This house begins in Pisces. Pisces and Neptune symbolize infectious diseases, infections, poisoning, and Mozart had various diseases in his life, such as scarlet fever, measles, typhus. Also, Pisces and Neptune symbolize mental illness, and, as a consequence of Neptune's unfavourable aspect with stellium in 4. house, we see that Mozart had mental illness (Neptune) by the end of his life (4. house). Mozart's thoughts( Mercury) are troubled by fantasies, visions (Neptune) about death (Mercury on Scorpio degree – obsessions, death). This is also indicated by Pluto's position (obsession, death) in 3. house (way of thinking). Conjunction of Pluto and Moon in 3. house also shows that as consequence of death (Pluto) of many family members (Moon) and many close friends (3. house), thoughts (3. house) on death (Pluto) begin to obsess (Pluto) him.
Letter sent by Mozart to his father, in which he expressed his philosophical attitude about death is also visible in Pluto's (death) position in Sagittarius (philosophy) in 3. house (letter), as well as in the position of Mercury (letter) at the degree of Scorpio (death) in conjunction with Sun (addressed to his father).
Dusan Plavsa has found the best way to describe the symbolism of Pluto and Moon in 3. house in his essay:»After his mother's (Moon) death (Pluto) in Paris (Sagittarius) in 1778 , he was constantly followed by troubles, damaging not only his physical, but also his mental (Moon) health. Serene spirit (Moon in Sagittarius) of an antique speculator(3.house in Sagittarius) from Pericle's era is invaded by fatalism (Pluto) and doubt(Pluto) in life values. Tragic (Pluto) accents are growing more and more frequent in his work, at the end making his thought (3.house) and his whole life (Pluto) burn out in glorious symphony of death (Pluto). "
Mozart's dying while composing Requiem is visible in Pluto's position in 3. house. Therefore, in the moment of death (Pluto), Mozart writes (3.house) religious (Sagittarius) work, mass for the dead (Pluto). Lyrics (3. house) of this composition is in dead (Pluto), Latin language (3. house). He wrote it in hurry (Pluto square Uranus- haste), but, due to unfavourable aspect between these two planets, he did not finish it. Also, the fact that Mozart died creating is visible in the fact that ruler of 8. house, Venus, is in 5. house (creation).
Circumstances under which Mozart died are unknown, as well as cause of death, and this is shown in Neptune (secret, mystery, unknown) forming unfavourable aspect with stellium from 4. house (end of life). Neptune is the ruler of 6.house (illness), so the illness he caught by the end of his life and of which he died remained unknown (Neptune). The cusp of 8. house begins on 12th degree (Pisces-mystery, secret), so we can also see here that the cause of death is unknown.
On December 6th, 1791 Mozart was buried in common grave for the poor. We can see that in the cusp of 4. house (grave) in Capricorn (poverty), and the ruler of 4.house, Saturn, is in Aquarius that symbolises unity, collective. Saturn, ruler of 4. house (grave) is positioned in opposition with Neptune (mystery), thus the location of his grave remains unknown. Another indicator is also Pluto (grave) in square with Uranus in Pisces (secret).
Only after Mozart died, his name became famous. Why?
Fame after death is brought by Saturn in Nadir, whereas many planets have to be under horizon. In Mozart's case, there are 8 planets under the horizon, and Saturn is situated precisely in Nadir inconjunction with Sun. Saturn is placed on the 2nd degree of Aquarius, the most powerful degree, showing us that in time (Aquarius, Saturn) his fame and popularity will grow higher and higher.