George Harrison: Water Boy
|George: Sun, Moon, Jupiter, Venus in water signs.|
Marty: Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter in water signs.
“Who’s your favourite Beatle?”
When I’m feeling difficile I like to reply Yoko Ono, but the truth is, for me, it’s always been George.
Why? I’ve never really thought too hard about it before; the point is to answer instinctively. The Beatles offer a clutch of archetypes.
Ringo, the kind childlike joker. (Cancer Sun)
Cheeky, clever Peter Pan Paul. (Gemini Sun)
Angry peace warrior John. (Libra Sun)
And moody George, the seeker. (Pisces Sun)
By answering that question you reveal something about yourself. Me, I like moody seekers.
I loved this film about George, because it is beautifully made. But also because it’s not your usual biopic with nerdy dissection of influences and recording sessions. Instead it asks the questions George must have asked himself.
What do you do with incredible fame?
What do you do when you have all the money you’ll ever need?
What is the point?
He answered those questions more intelligently and sensitively than most of his contemporaries. And you can see from his chart with its complex interweaving of aspects that those answers would never be simple.
Here’s a thought for you. The Beatles broke up when George was 27, the same age that the following musicians died: Kurt Cobain, Amy Weinhouse, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin. That was his first Saturn Return. On his second one, he was called to a better place and transiting Jupiter was one degree from his natal Jupiter.