In the Key of Pisces: Tom Chaplin

Wednesday March 8th 2017

Tom Chaplin, of the British band Keane, sings with all the tortured melancholy you’d expect from a fish-boy with Sun squaring Neptune, the planet of music. That Neptune is in Sagittarius, the sign of excess, so it also comes as no surprise that Chaplin has had his share of drug problems.

One of his most beautiful compositions, Somewhere Only We Know, expresses all the nostalgic yearning that you’d expect from a Moon in Cancer — an emotional powerhouse, vulnerable and strong.

His latest solo effort is, of course, called The Wave and it’s an almost uncanny musical description of what it’s like to have a Cancer Moon trining Pisces Sun.

“Flotsam and jetsam, alway at the mercy of the ocean…”





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  1. Vesta says:

    Oh I like him. Loved Keane too. I’m sun scorpio plus I have a grand water trine. My chart is mostly water and fire. 🙂

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  3. ispikus says:

    Love Keane’s music – interested to know Tim Rice-Oxley contribution from an astrological perspective….

    • Christina says:

      I note — just off the top of my head — that Rice-Oxley has a absolutely exact Sun-Neptune opposition across the rock ’n’ roll degrees around 12-18° Sag-Gemini — so I’m guessing his contribution is huge.

      I am trying to find my reference for these degrees but it is research that astrologer John Etherington did — you find tight mid-degrees of Sag or Gemini — sun, mercury or rising sign usually v. commonly in rockers.

      Examples: Patti Smith, Prince, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Damon Albarn, Paul McCartney, Jim Morrison, Shania Twain, Elton John, Amy Winehouse etc etc etc It’s one of those really remarkable astrololgical statistics that just shows this crazy thing works.

  4. ispikus says:

    Thanks for your reply, interesting how planets movements cause/help expression through these musicians/creatives at a particular point in time.
    Great combination Tom & Tim, and not forgetting Jessie Quin,guitar,and Richard Hughes drums, in the background, bringing the whole thing together (both Virgos).