RIP Zaha Hadid
The world’s foremost female architect died at the height of her powers yesterday. Zaha Hadid was taken suddenly — by a heart attack — when Uranus (shock) and Mercury (nerves) met opposite her insanely visionary Neptune.
Hadid was an architect who opened the door to the future for us, and showed us just how cool the 21st century ought to look. (Moon-Uranus in Cancer. Uranus is a time-machine. Moon in Cancer is our home.) She made steel and concrete look as light as silk and air, as sensual as cats. The organic curves and folds of the Milan’s Maxxi tower, London’s Aquatic Centre and the astonishing cultural centre in Baku changed the way architects imagined buildings. Even her skyscrapers look like fabulous, curvaceous corsetry.
Her huge vision and sense of fashion (in the best sense) — North Node in Pisces, Neptune in Libra — took precise, concrete form (again that Saturn in Virgo directly on the South Node).
Her birth time is unknown, but even so she had a Uranus-Moon conjunction in Cancer.
Here’s some astrology in her own words.
“When you are overworked and exhausted, there is a sense of kind of delirium and that’s why I think architects do all-nighters and they kind of do those deadlines. For four days I remember doing four nights in one row with no sleep. I mean nobody, unless you are crazy, would do that, but you are totally focused on the project.” Saturn in Virgo (work work work) and Sun-Mercury in Scorpio (focus)
“For many years, I hated nature. As a student, I refused to put a plant anywhere – a living plant, that is. Dead plants were OK.” Sun-Mercury-Venus in Scorpio
“I can’t focus when there’s too many things around. Whenever I used to go to the office, I used to always say, ‘Tidy up.’ “— Saturn in Virgo, all that Scorpio
“Education, housing and hospitals are the most important things for society.” — Saturn in Virgo, Scorpio stuff (again!)
“People don’t talk to you properly. It’s the way they talk to you; they dismiss you. I think it’s a combination of me being a woman and a foreigner.” — Moon-Uranus conjunction in Cancer
“I don’t really feel I’m part of the establishment. I’m not outside, I’m on the kind of edge, I’m dangling there. I quite like it … I’m not against the establishment per se. I just do what I do and that’s it.” — Moon-Uranus in Cancer
To see more of her work, click here.