In the Key of Sagittarius: Benjamin Clementine

Friday December 7th 2018

Although he was born on December 7, 1988, Benjamin Clementine sounds like he’s lived for a thousand years. Wow.

Here is his chart. Sadly no birth time. But I think you can hear that Sagittarian freedom and wildness in the way he unleashes his voice. And the generation with Neptune in Capricorn is really able to plumb musical soul-depths. His lyric writing also bursts out of bounds. I suppose “genius” is quite a Sagittarian word. Clementine is certainly someone who breaks mental boundaries — another Sagittarian speciality

It’s been noted by astrologer John Etherington that around 15° Sagittarius-Gemini crops up a lot in rock ‘n’ roll charts. I don’t think you could ever call Clementine a rocker, but, he shares a certain animal power with, say, Frank Zappa who has this degree rising.

In fact he reminds me most of Edith Piaf and Nina Simone, who I see have Lilith at 16° and 17° Gemini respectively.

Benjamin Clementine Natal Chart

No birth time



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  1. Vesta says:

    He’s incredible. Genius is not inappropriate, he stands out.
    I have mars and venus in the mid degrees of Sag, mars is 16, venus 19. Is that close enough? Is there an orb? If so, then it hits my mega t-square, venus/mars square uranus/pluto opposite saturn.
    I never learnt music, although I think I am probably naturally musical. But I do love it, it’s very important to me. I listen to pretty much everything. 🙂
    Ooh look! His neptune is conjunct my IC! Wow. No wonder I was transfixed when I saw him perform on TV. Can’t remember what it was, time stopped, my jaw dropped just watching and listening.
    haha his mars is in my 7th house conjunct my DC. Well there you go.
    His moon is conjunct my neptune/sun-moon midpoint, and mercury. Wow that’s powerful.
    His lilith conjunct my uranus/pluto.
    I should really make time to listen to more of his work, if it speaks to me this much. It really does, but it kind of hits deep, it’s very intense, I have to be in the right frame of mind, centred, or I’ll be swept away.

  2. Opal says:

    Sun at the same degree as Tom Waits, interestingly. He’s astonishing.

  3. Pat says:

    I see he’s recorded a song called Jupiter too – very apt! 🙂 Thanks for your interesting posts x