I first heard of Megan Thee Stallion through Tumblr before she released her first EP, Tina Snow.
Despite this though, like with Azealia Banks, I didn’t really check out her music until she was more established within the industry. From what I have heard I was pleasantly surprised to like what Megan has put out. As I mentioned in the beginning of my Doja Cat article, I sort of checked out of more mainstream American music back in the 2010s, especially rap which was all auto tune by that point. Nicki Minaj was also steadily on the rise during this period, pushing me farther away from a genre I loved and grew up bopping to. But thankfully these new girls in the game are neither mimicking neither Nicki (safe for Doja apparently, who has stated Nicki is her inspiration) nor mumbling on the track and calling it a song. So, without further ado, here is Megan’s luck in career reading.
Gemini on the 2nd house
With Gemini on her 2nd house, Megan is about her coin. She approaches money intellectually and rationally. She knows how to plan and budget, but she may not always stick to these outlines because Gemini is an easily bored and distracted sign. If it sees something that it likes, it will pursue it. Here, within the context of the 2nd house, this can mean Megan may easily rack up unexpected expenses, especially with Jupiter domicile in the 8th house of debt. But Gemini is also very versatile and adaptable, so for the most part she can bounce back from these little hiccups.
Gemini on 2nd house can also infuse a sense of restlessness in the native when it comes to money. Consequently, people with this sign on the 2nd house often have many side hustles or sources of income even with an alleged Capricorn Midheaven like Megan. Megan tends to have a lot of ideas that she can capitalize on but whether or not she can in actuality is highly dependent the condition of her Mercury.
Megan’s Mercury is in Aquarius in the 10th house and is retrograde. Natal retrograde planets are very interesting. The planet is considered to be debilitated because, according to our favorite astrologer Kevin Burk, “[w]hen a planet is slow in motion, or stationary, the planet’s energy becomes much more focused and concentrated in its expression” (2001, pp. 228). He goes on to say it’s not so much that a retrograde planet itself has a hard time expressing itself, but that “these planets have a tendency to become obsessed with understanding certain situations and concepts with a level of thoroughness and intensity that is quite unusual for them” (2001, pp. 228). This is a departure from the more commonly held belief that a retrograde planet’s energy is turned inward, and thus has issues expressing itself outwardly. As a result, the native feels awkward with the topics that the planet represents.
Some astrologers interpret this to be invocative of past life karma, with the native having done something bad in relation to the planet in question or they simply didn’t utilize this planet to its fullest potential. So, with Mercury retrograde in a natal chart, a karmic astrologer may say that perhaps in a past life Megan used her words to slander people or spread (malicious) misinformation. Or, in a less extreme case, she didn’t speak her mind much. Regardless of which scenario may be true, in this lifetime Megan will struggle with communication on all levels. Whether or not we use this interpretation is a little beside the point here in this article, in my opinion, as her lunar nodes—a more clear cut and agreed upon indicator of past life karma—are in Scorpio/Taurus (Mars/Venus) anyway. So, all we need to know is that a retrograde Mercury in a natal chart can in some cases manifest as learning disabilities and speech impediments, such as lisps and stuttering. In other circumstances the native may just stumble and fumble over their words more than the average person (someone with Mercury direct) or otherwise have a hard time concisely conveying what they want to communicate, whether verbally or non-verbally. Some may speak and write a lot to overcompensate for this while others may speak very little and may gravitate towards writing as their preferred method of communication.
Regardless of which way Mercury retrograde presents itself in any given natal chart, there is often a marked sensitivity and struggle surrounding the activities Mercury represents. Mastering proper grammar, syntax, diction, and spelling may have been difficult for the native. (I know for me it has been, always being marked down for these principles of writing.) Translating the tangled up mess that is in the native’s head to the spoken or written word is an on-going challenge that can bring immense frustration.
With Mercury in her 10th house, one may think that Megan would have shied away from a career that is predicated on your ability to write your own lyrics that showcases clever word play and rhyming and then perform said original lyrics with a consistent flow, good articulation, and a strong voice. But not every person with a natal Mercury retrograde is necessarily visibly insecure about how they communicate or are for the entirety of their lives. In fact, some with this placement may be very talkative, social, and like to write in their spare time. The 10th house is linked to the Midheaven or one’s lives work. So, with Mercury here, despite any issues she may have with her communication skills, past or present, Megan still wants to make her thoughts and words known to the public. With the Sun also in the 10th house, Megan is generally confident in herself and knows how to put her best face forward for the sake of her career and reputation. Both ruled by Saturn, she is extremely hardworking and doesn’t let setbacks set her back mentally. She works with them in order to overcome them.
So, even if Megan may have struggled in her childhood or even now with expressing herself verbally, this obviously has not deterred her in the slightest. As a rapper, her income and career are explicitly tied to her ability to string words together not just in her songs but in how she conducts herself in interviews and across social media. With Mercury in the 10th house—although not conjunct the Midheaven, allegedly—what Megan says and writes is very public and influences her status in society. As such, she should be careful with what she says, but this isn’t new advice to celebrities. But I will say with Mercury retrograde and in Aquarius, Megan is likely naturally mindful of what she says anyway. Like Burk said, the retrograde motion of the planet makes it sort of obsessive with the subjects it embodies. Consequently, Mercury when retrograde in a natal chart motivates the native to constantly edit, re-write, and rehearse what they are going to say and write before they do either. So, when the words come out it may seem flawless but that’s only because of all the prep work the native has put in beforehand. In everyday situations this can be irritating, but in a celebrity scenario this may help them from putting their foot in their mouth as many love to do.
Libra on the 6th house
Libra, like Gemini and Aquarius, is a sign we have seen a couple of times on this blog, but specifically on the 2nd house. On the 6th house, however, this means that Megan’s work environment revolves around her ability to initiate close relationships and be cooperative. Again, as a celebrity, this shouldn’t come as a shock. Being blacklisted or on a particular person’s, group’s, and/or company’s bad side can be the nail in the coffin that is the native’s career.
With that being said, Megan is in an interesting position right now, because as we all know, she is in a complicated contract dispute with her former record label. Now, I will get more into this in her 7th house section, but with Libra on the 6th, it is not surprising that a lot of the drama surrounding Megan’s move from 1501 Certified Entertainment to Roc Nation seems to focus on how she personally “betrayed” Carl Crawford, the CEO of 1501, and her late mother by association as she helped negotiate the initial contract, in order to get in with Jay-Z. Many people seem to believe that Jay got in her head, promising Megan the Moon in order to trap her in what they think is a worse deal as he heads a major record label while 1501 is smaller and thus supposedly more egalitarian by comparison. But Megan claims that her former company was anything but fair and cordial like Libra is. She alleges that they take too much money that is entitled to her in her lawsuit. To make matter worse, when she tried to renegotiate her contract with them, they blocked her from releasing new music and doing any activities related to her brand.
This, both a record label taking far more money than what is owed to them and withholding an artist’s activities for greedy and petty reasons, is not unusual for the entertainment industry. In fact, it is par for the course and comes with the territory, unfortunately. No artist truly owns their image or music. It belongs to whoever or whatever they are signed to. In either case, with Libra on the 6th house, Megan will still be thrown in situations where her personal relationships with other people within the industry will make or break her career, especially since Venus is copresent with the alleged Midheaven.
Both in Capricorn, Megan may find that her work relationships are just that—about work, nothing more or less. Capricorn is the social climbing sign, and like Aries it squares, can sometimes be so focused on itself and getting ahead that it forgets about the people it passes by or those who initially helped them get to that point in their careers. Venus in Capricorn isn’t really motivated to initiate relationships as it is about gaining status and wealth.
As a Taurus rising, this is unfortunately the energy Megan came into life with. She, and her colleagues, are more concerned about chasing after tangible symbols of wealth and success than much else. So, Megan may approach her work environment and her relationships within them as a means to an end. This isn’t to say that all her personal relationships are “fake” or only exist in order to construct a certain image. But with the 6th house ruler in Capricorn, how “useful” a person is in relationship to her brand and coin will tend to in the back of Megan’s mind. “Venus in Capricorn can sometimes choose relating to objects over to individuals. In interpersonal relationships, this can sometimes manifest as always keeping score, for example. …Venus in Capricorn will tend to value and appreciate the various status symbols that are often associated with an individual’s success in the world” (Burk, 2001, pp. 117).
In the 9th house as well, Megan may have traditional beliefs about wealth, success, and status—one of meritocracy where continuous hard work yield growth and prosperity. And Megan does work hard, especially with the potential Midheaven in Capricorn. But with Saturn ruling over the 6th and 9th houses, the results Megan is seeking will be beset by delays and misfortune. This has already happened when she tried to leave her first label for Jay-Z’s. (Interestingly, Crawford has four planets in Libra, including Saturn. Jay-Z has three planets in Libra, but Saturn retrograde in Taurus.) She’s now tangled up in a messy, very public dispute that many don’t seem to know which way the scales will tip. (Some tarot readers I’ve watched say that Megan and Carl will settle out of court.)
With Saturn as the moderate malefic, things won’t be good but at the same time they will not be awful. Venus at moderate benefice with the Midheaven helps to push things in the more positive direction. However, the unpredictable duo of Uranus and Neptune conjunct the angle closer by degree. So, there may be some curveballs and strange happenings with this case that the public may never know about or are unable to fully comprehend. I guess only time will tell in which way this goes. What I will say though is that with Venus being the ruler of the South Node, how Megan approaches her work environment and/or colleagues may need to be re-evaluated and tweaked a bit. With the North Node in Scorpio she needs more intimate relationships with other people that are emotionally and spiritually fulfilling, not just materially and sensually.
Capricorn Midheaven and Aquarius on the 10th house
When using the whole sign house system, the Midheaven or Medium Coeli (MC) no longer starts the 10th house. Instead the MC turns into a point that still has 10th house significators but can appear anywhere from the 8th house to the 12th house in extreme latitudes, but most commonly in the 9th to 11th houses. For Megan, if she is a Taurus rising, it is suspected that her MC is literally at the 29th degree of Capricorn in the 9th house. Many astrologers interpret the Midheaven in the 9th house to mean that the native’s career is potentially tied to other countries, travel, academia, publishing, or religion/spirituality/the metaphysics—all 9th house activities. Their work may require traveling a lot, perhaps overseas or even across the country. Their relationships with and attitude towards foreign people may help or hinder their advancement in their particular field. (With Venus in this house, this is definitely true for Megan.) A college degree or some type of higher learning may be needed for their career or they may never leave university and make learning and educating their full-time job, etc. (I heard Megan is getting a degree in health administration.) In any case, this blending of the signification of the Midheaven and the house it is in is a very common interpretation for whole sign astrologers. But astrologer Patrick Watson has a different yet fascinating take.
Interpreting the houses through Zodiacal motion (counterclockwise), he asserts that the 9th house is where a person is preparing for their career. It is the time where they are gaining new knowledge and experiencing various things that is needed before they jump into their field of choice. This makes sense as most societies place a heavy emphasis on having some sort of higher education—preferably represented tangibly through a degree—in order to be “ready” to “properly” enter the workforce. Then the 10th house is where the native is on the job and actively building their career up. Finally, the 11th house is where they reap the rewards of their work. This is when they receive money, acclaim, and many fans. So, for Watson, the Midheaven/10th house sort of “wobbles.” Therefore, “[t]he Zenith/Whole Sign 10th describes the central period in the narrative of one’s career and their actions but the house placement of the MC shows which part of that narrative was incidentally the most personally significant and in the context of topics associated with the house” (Watson, 2019). So, for Megan, the MC being in the 9th house signifies that her work and status may be more predicated on how she got to that point instead of the actual work she has done.
Considering her current legal situation so early in her career, I am not surprised by this interpretation. When, or if, Megan gets out of her contract with 1501 Certified Entertainment this event may be one of the significant times of her career personally. It may, in fact, be the defining moment of her career that eclipses many other things she may accomplish down the line. Saturn, the planet of restrictions, is the ruler of both the 9th and 10th houses and is squaring its ruler Jupiter, the planet of freedom. From this alone it can be argued that even if Megan does successfully get away, this event may be messy and may not truly end as both planets are in mutable signs and Jupiter is in the 8th house of debt and Saturn in the 11th house of public reception and rewards.
With the Midheaven being in Capricorn, Megan’s career will be something that starts off slow and builds up over time. However, with this Saturn-Jupiter square with Jupiter dominating it, Megan’s priorities may sometimes get skewed or set back in ways that are hard to bounce back from. As was mentioned in Doja Cat’s reading, this square can suggest that the native has a hard time balancing optimism and pessimism. They sort of oscillate between having blind fate that the universe will set things right and being more cynical and preferring to double down on approaching life as a work-a-holic with no sick days to spare. It could be said that taking this leap of fate into signing with a bigger company, even just for management, was this square jumping out as Jupiter tends to gloss over the details and just act, sort of like how Mars tends to proceed without forethought. But Saturn, even in the weaker position here—especially when peregrine compared to Jupiter which is domicile and dignified by triplicity according to Dorotheus—will still hold Jupiter and Megan accountable for their actions.
As was mentioned in the previous section, Carl has four planets in Libra, including Saturn. Saturn is exalted in Libra as Libra is airy (Saturn is the triplicity daytime ruler of air) and justice-oriented. So, it can be said that no matter which way this whole situation turns, Carl may have a long-lasting Saturnian influence over Megan’s career. With Saturn in the 11th house of friendship, Megan’s relationships with other people is very important, as was detailed in the previous section as well. Her friends and anyone else she has close, intimate contacts with will have an effect on her career, for better or worse. Venus and Saturn are at moderate power in her chart since it is diurnal. Venus is dignified by triplicity and Saturn, despite squaring its ruler, is bonified twice by Jupiter. This means that Venus’s benefice is slightly increased while Saturn’s malefice is slightly decreased. I personally don’t think Saturn’s position is enough to push into the realm of being a constructive force in Megan’s life, but it being bonified twice does alleviate some of the more negative features of the planet. Delays, restrictions, and misery are lessened. As the ruler of the MC and 10th house this is great!
If we compare her to say, someone like Lizzo, who has been covered on this blog twice before, Megan blew up a lot easier and quicker than her despite Lizzo not having her MC or 10th house ruled by Saturn (although it should be noted that Saturn rules her 6th house of work). Yes, there are many different factors for why this is and perhaps I shouldn’t compare a rapper to a singer (who also raps), but I think it is important to point out how Saturn can operate in different ways for different people in similar industries. The courts have ruled in Megan’s favor to uphold the restraining order against her label and have allowed her to release Suga despite 1501’s protests and countersuit. But Megan actually has a lot more problems than Saturn to worry about. The unfortunate planets of Uranus and Neptune closely conjunct her alleged Midheaven by 1° to 4° respectively. These two planets are rather unpredictable, especially Uranus, meaning that Megan’s career will be far from smooth sailing.
Uranus conjunct the MC suggests a sort of non-conformist attitude when it comes to one’s career and reputation. Uranus is a highly individualistic planet that is not afraid to be different and march to the beat of its own drum. Megan may actually prefer a career path that is not common but unique to her…in theory. This position often means the native must be self-employed because they may not like to play the game of pleasantries that govern the professional world. They would rather climb the social ladder on their own terms rather than have to kiss ass. They like to push the envelope and try new and sometimes shocking things that may not jive well with how most corporations operate, especially when Uranus is in Capricorn. Because of this, these natives may gain a reputation of “being difficult to work with.”
Sudden changes, both good and bad, can happen periodically with this position as well that gives the native a sense of newfound freedom. The problem is that these changes can be something that they orchestrate, reflecting the restless nature of Uranus, or it could occur entirely out of their control which can cause feelings of anxiety and stress.
Neptune conjunct the MC can represent people who are either seeing their potential through rose-colored glasses or the world without these glasses for the first time. The native may have built up a fantasy of a perfect career and reputation in their head that will unfortunately come tumbling down once they are actually working in their field and see that what they have imagined is not real. They may feel very overwhelmed and can’t believe life is this harsh and insensitive and may want to run away as a result. A person with this placement may constantly waver between idealism and pessimism, especially when in Capricorn as well, not knowing which way is better for them.
When it comes to their reputation, they may be seen as mysterious. Some may see the native as this somewhat mystical, creative type who doesn’t reveal the secrets to their success. Others may view them as a bit confused, unsure, and hypersensitive. In both cases people, including those in authority at the native’s job, may tend to make up and spread rumors about them, both positive and negative, because they seem so unreal or hard to grasp in some capacity.
This is a bit ironic because both Megan’s Sun and Mercury retrograde are in the 10th house. So, on some fundamental level, Megan does show who she is rather clearly. Her personality (Sun) and thoughts (Mercury) are always on display when in this house. However, Aquarius is a group-focused sign.
Capricorn and Aquarius are very similar as they are the nocturnal and diurnal Saturn ruled signs respectively. But one glaring difference between the two is that of personal recognition when it comes to the MC/10th house. Capricorn does care for the well-being of society, but it wants to be acknowledged and praised for its contributions while also being the leader of the group as it is a cardinal sign. Aquarius meanwhile doesn’t care about individual recognition or leadership because it deeply identifies with the group, not outside of it, because it is airy. As a result, Aquarius can detach itself from feelings of wanting or even demanding recognition while Capricorn cannot.
This is why the Sun is in detriment or exiled in Aquarius, because why would the ego want to sacrifice itself for the common good of the people? If the ego is who you are at your core, how can you nurture and exhibit that part of yourself when you are more concerned about being an equal within a larger entity outside of yourself?
It should be noted that Megan has both her Moon and Mars retrograde in Leo in her chart. So, this question of ego and where it belongs may be something she asks time and time again as these planets both oppose her Sun by degree. How much should she stand out and be singled out for praise and acclaim and how much does she sort of let her artistry speak for itself and let it be reclaimed by the public? On a deep, emotional level Megan may want all the attention and love for herself with a Leo Moon and she may often act in ways that confirms this with a Leo Mars—although these feelings may be something that is kept rather private as these two planets are in the 4th house.
But with Capricorn and Aquarius, and by extension Pisces because Saturn is the ruler of both, influencing her career, a lot of her reputation and life’s work are predicated on not indulging in this self-interested side but finding some place in the middle so that both can exist peacefully. How successful Megan will be at this I do not know. We may have to wait for her Saturn return in a few years to see which side she may ultimately choose. What I do know for certain is that with Venus being both the chart ruler and South Node lord, Megan will have to move away from this status-driven side of herself and more into a place of close relationships that are very emotional, intense, and transformative with the North Node in Scorpio in the 7th house. Saturn in Pisces in the 11th house reinforces this as this placement suggests that her work should be more humanitarian in nature and help impact large groups of people in a positive manner that is divorced from ego.
Special Consideration: Scorpio on the 7th house
I’ve only done two of these types of readings before and in each of them I didn’t look at any other house than the ones above in depth because I didn’t find it necessary. But in Megan’s case with her contract issues, I think it is important to at least glance at her 7th house.
The 7th house is known as the house of marriage and relationships, but it is also the house of business contracts and partnerships. Given all that has happened with Megan, it is not shocking that she has the notorious sign of Scorpio sitting on it.
With Scorpio on the descendant she will attract partners who are mysterious, passionate, and investigative. They are emotional and want a deep connection that doesn’t include any bullshit. They hate superficiality and want to get straight to the point. They can be a bit intense in this way. With Mars signifying them, they are often strong willed and resolved. They are not one to back down from a fight and Megan may like that in her more intimate relationships, especially with Mars being in Leo. However, from a business standpoint this all may be too much for her.
Business partners may be prideful and bombastic with Mars in Leo. They may think of themselves as incredibly important and perhaps Megan as naïve and dumb as she is new to the industry. To many outsiders looking in on this whole contract fiasco, they do in fact see Megan this way, citing that she should have read her contract before signing it. These same people also assert that she was an adult, older than the 20 Megan is claiming in her lawsuit, at the time that she signed so her attempts at public sympathy are disingenuous at best. To compound this, many point out that Megan’s mother (Moon—the Moon and Mars are in the 4th house of family) (partially) negotiated the contract, so why is there an issue with it now that made her want to go to Jay-Z’s label? Well, let’s get into it.
Back on February 4, 2018, a then 23-year-old Megan signed to 1501 Certified Entertainment. In June of that year she released her 10-song EP, Tina Snow, named after her alter ego, that is “a more raw version” of herself. By November, Megan also signed with 300 Entertainment, making her the first female rapper to be signed by the label. Things were going good and Megan released Fever on May 17, 2019 to positive reviews. At this time Megan was blowing up. I’m sure we can all remember the “Hot Girl Summer” craze of last year that Megan had to fight to trademark. But in September of 2019, Megan signed a management deal with Roc Nation. Things didn’t start to go left until March of this year where Megan announced that her debut album, Suga, was going to be delayed because she tried to renegotiate her contract with 1501.
In an Instagram Live Megan stated,
1501 don’t want me to put out no music. All I did was ask to renegotiate my contract, then it became a whole big thing. When I signed, I didn’t really know what was in my contract. I was young. I think I was like 20, and I ain’t know everything that was in my contract. So, when I got with Roc Nation, I got management, real management. I got real lawyers. They was like, ‘Do you know that this is in your contract?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, damn, that’s crazy — no, I didn’t know.’
She went on to say,
I wasn’t upset [with 1501] because I was thinking, ‘Everybody cool, we all family. It’s cool, it’s nice… Let me just ask [them] to renegotiate my contract.’ So now they telling a bitch that she can’t drop no music. It’s really just a greedy game. You mad because I don’t want to bow down, roll over like a little bitch, and you don’t want to renegotiate my contract.
On March 1st, Megan started the hashtag, #FreeMegan on Twitter and went on to tweet that she “didn’t understand some of the verbiage [of her contract] at the time” and “just wanted it corrected.” The next day Megan requested and was granted a temporary restraining order against 1501 Certified Entertainment and its CEO Carl Crawford. She also launched an official lawsuit against her label to have her contract terminated and receive $1 million in damages. 1501, of course, countersued to have the restraining order be dissolved but were denied. Thus, on March 6th, Suga debuted.
In her lawsuit, Megan claims that “that the label has engaged in fraud, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, and other violations of civil law,” according to Rolling Stone. Her lawyer, Richard Busch, the same one who helped Marvin Gaye’s family win the copyright dispute over Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’s “Blurred Lines,” asserts that Megan was “‘young and naïve’ when she signed to 1501 in early 2018, …and [that] Crawford and 1501 ‘took complete advantage of her and fraudulently induced her to enter into the contract.’”
But what is in the original contract? It gets a little complicated but basically, it’s a 60/40 split where the label is entitled to 60% of all of Megan’s recording profits while she only gets 40%. However, Megan receives far less in actuality as “all recording costs [are] seen as advances fully deductible ‘off the top’ prior to the distribution of royalties,” writes Rolling Stone. “This meant that once Megan’s advance was recouped in full post-release, then she would begin to receive 40% of all future earnings. The label’s affiliated publishing company was also provided with an ‘undivided 50% interest in the worldwide copyright,’ and was deemed the exclusive administrator of the rights to Megan’s music.”
1501 Certified Entertainment also receives a percentage of all other sources of Megan’s income from merchandise, sponsorships, endorsements, live performances, appearances in other forms of media like TV or film, and even features or collaborations and touring events with other artists. They also have “‘the sole and exclusive rights’ to use Megan’s ‘name (both legal and professional), approved likeness, approved picture and approved portrait in any manner whatsoever, and in perpetuity’ when it came to merchandising and live performances.”
These are just the major things. If you want all the little details, I recommend reading the full Rolling Stone article I am pulling these quotes from.
Now, of course, Carl has pushed back against the claims stated by Megan’s lawyers in various interviews. In one with Billboard he explains why he has issue with the lawsuit:
Everybody in the industry knows this is what Jay-Z and Roc Nation do: They come in, the find the smallest things wrong with the problem -- because there weren't any problems before she left -- and then she says that I didn't want to negotiate? Ok, tell everybody your definition of negotiating. Your definition is, "OK. I'm going to send Suge Knight's old lawyers to come in, and it's a stick-up...'" Of course, I'm like, "This isn't a negotiation. This is a robbery." ...She keeps saying, 'Them n---as over there negotiated my contract.' Them n---as are sitting right next to her. T. Farris is the one. Her mom did the contract. I'm new to the business. I let this guy T. Farris run my whole business, because I knew absolutely nothing about it. Zero. So he wrote your contract up. I didn't do it. [...] We gave this girl a 60-40 split. Now go ask the artist about that. She got parts of her masters [the] first time. You think Jay-Z would have gave her part of her masters on her first deal with Roc Nation? F–k no. Then, she’s getting $100,000 a show and she don’t want to pay up. That’s what the issue was about. She signed with Roc Nation in August and decided she didn’t wanna pay me no more. They're using that as a strong-arm tactic so that I can renegotiate the contract. They're holding the money, and they haven't paid me since August. She done over 15 shows. Y'all do the math. She gets $100,000 a show. She owe me, and I haven't recouped almost $2 million that we spent on her, building her up so that Roc Nation would wanna come [around]. Where was Roc Nation at when we was grinding and riding around on them backstreets? Roc Nation was nowhere to be found. Soon as we spent our money, blow it up, now all of a sudden, these strangers and people you just met -- they introduce you to Beyoncé and now we the devil? We were just the angels sent from the sky. Now, we're the devil just because Jay-Z saved you. You're so fake.
To get back to the astrology and wrap this article up, Scorpio on the 7th house can manifest negatively as attracting partners who are forceful, possessive, and uncompromising. There can be a need to control the native or vice versa and the native feels compelled to control their partner/spouse. Unfortunately, in the music industry, a record label, no matter how big or small, essentially owns the person under contract in every foreseeable way. We have seen many a legal battle with artists against their labels from Prince to Ke$ha. None have ended nicely.
Mars, the traditional ruler of Scorpio, is Megan’s most malefic planet. Mars signifies the loss of good things, lies and deception, hopeless situations, the separation of friends, violence, imprisonment, hatred, lawsuits and perjury, and much more (Brennan, 2019). The 7th house is the house of open enemies and the 12th, which has Aries on it in this chart, secret enemies. So, unfortunately for Megan, business-wise she is not necessarily set up for success. I would say especially so since, although Mars itself is bonified once and is dignified by face and term, her Sun and Mercury retrograde in the 10th house of career are maltreated by Mars. This means that these planets are being blocked from manifesting what they themselves signify. In the 10th house this is a person who is very career-minded and places a lot of their own self-worth and mental energy into their career, for better or worse. Maltreated, Megan may be unable in some ways to achieve the career that she wants and all the public acclaim, status, authority, and money that comes with it. More private issues, some of which may also be related to family—as the ruler (Sun) of the 4th house is in the 10th house—may keep erupting to the surface and take the shine off of her work and redirect it into drama she has with other people, whether they be business partners or not.
To compound this, the modern ruler of Scorpio, Pluto, is in the 8th house. The 8th house is commonly seen as the house of debt but more broadly it is the house where the native’s material possessions and money become someone else’s. This can be seen as debt and taxes, but this house also interestingly represents material things the native can gain from other people too, either through marriage as the 8th follows the 7th house or through death in the form of wills and inheritance as this is another thing the 8th house signifies. With the 7th house ruler here, this can mean that Megan’s contracts and business dealings tend to revolve around shared resources or the resources of other people or resources that we were once hers but are now someone else’s. This whole lawsuit is very much emblematic of this placement. Money, and a lot of it (Jupiter rules this house), that Megan claims should be hers is not. Instead her company is pocketing too much of it even though this seems to be detailed within her contract.
Pluto, like (the modern take of) Scorpio governs power struggles, death and rebirth in the more metaphorical sense, and transformation. But Jupiter, the confirmer of good things, reliefer from bad things, and arbiter of disputes, freedom, and justice (Brennan, 2017) is also here! Sadly, it is maltreated by Saturn. So, on some level Jupiter is unable to fulfill these duties in Megan’s life. This can mean that judges may not always rule in her favor and debts may tend to be on the larger side and more long-lasting. However, as her most benefic planet, which is also domicile and dignified by triplicity according to Dorotheus at least, luck tends to smile down on Megan more times than not.
A while back I watched several tarot card readings on the outcome of this lawsuit and most of the readers said that Megan and her label would settle out of court but that neither side will truly “win” or get what they want. Financially the lawsuit will hit 1501 hard and Megan will somehow, someway get out of her contract with them. (One reader said Roc Nation may buy her out her contract and remind her of that while she’s signed under them.) Once truly independent, however, she will flourish. That was a couple of months ago. There aren’t any new readings on this whole situation on YouTube that I could find. A semi-recent one pretty much reiterated what older readings have said with a lack of a clear “winner.” So, only time will tell what will happen with this case. But Jupiter, even while maltreated, is actually in a good position in Megan’s chart. Luck has been on her side so far, with the courts ruling in her favor twice, once with the restraining order not being thrown out and again with them allowing her to release Suga before the initial agreed upon date of May 2nd. In either case, let us now turn our focus to what type of luck Megan can expect in her career.
Luck in Career: Moderate to Slightly Poor
|Gemini on the 2nd house||Libra on the 6th house||Aquarius on the 10th house||Capricorn Midheaven|
(Capricorn on the 9th house)
|Scorpio on the 7th house|
|Planets in this House||None||None||Sun and Mercury retrograde||Venus, Uranus, and Neptune||North Node|
|Ruler||Mercury retrograde||Venus||Saturn (and/or Uranus)||Saturn||Mars retrograde (and/or Pluto)|
|Dig. and Deb. of Ruler||D: Trip. (x2), term|
|D: Face (x2), term (x2)|
P: Face (x2), term
|Rejoicing||By gender||By gender||By hemisphere||By hemisphere||Hayz|
|Bon. and Mal. of Ruler||Maltreated by Mars retrograde||Neither||Bonified by Jupiter (x2)||Bonified by Jupiter (x2)||Bonified by Jupiter|
|Other Conditions of the Ruler||Acc. dig.|
Free from the Sun’s beams
|In a “good” house|
Copresent with the MC, Neptune, and Uranus
Is the moderate benefic
|In a fortunate house|
Is the moderate malefic
|In a fortunate house|
Is the moderate malefic
Is the most malefic planet
|Condition of the Ruler’s Ruler||Saturn (and/or Uranus)|
In a fortunate house
Is the moderate malefic
Squares ruler, but they are in reception and Saturn is bonified by this aspect
Ruler is the most benefic planet
In a fortunate house
Is the moderate malefic
Squares ruler, but they are in reception and Saturn is bonified by this aspect
Ruler is the most benefic planet
|Jupiter (and/or Neptune)|
Domicile and dig. by trip. (Doro)/peregrine (Pto)
In a “bad” house
Copresent with Pluto
Maltreated by Saturn (x2)
Is the most benefic planet
|Jupiter (and/or Neptune)|
Domicile and dig. by trip. (Doro)/peregrine (Pto)
In a “bad” house
Copresent with Pluto
Maltreated by Saturn (x2)
Is the most benefic planet
Maltreated by Mars
|Overall Luck||Moderate to slightly poor||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate to slightly poor||Somewhat poor to slightly fortunate|
In my assessments there is no exact science to how I arrive at my scores and my specialty in natal chart readings is not career readings. These articles are largely experimental, or rather exploratory, and should not be taken as absolute fact. In either case, I believe Megan will have moderate to slightly poor luck when it comes to her career. When looking strictly at the money-, work-, and career-related houses of the 2nd, 6th, and 10th respectively, Megan has moderate and neutral planets ruling over them and in them. Saturn shows up in all of them because the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius are involved with the rulers of these houses or Saturn is the ruler of said house. This planet, although at moderate malefice, is still malefic. Luckily, it is bonified and in a fortunate house, but it is also peregrine which doesn’t help it much. Its ruler, Jupiter is the most benefic planet but it is in a “bad” house and maltreated by Saturn. Being domicile in Sagittarius in the 8th house, Jupiter has limited influence over other parts of the birth chart. For instance, it cannot help Megan’s Sun and Mercury retrograde which are being maltreated by Mars retrograde. Similarly, Venus from its position cannot even seen what’s going on next door in Aquarius, much less lend a helping hand. So, with this in mind, Megan’s luck goes down a bit. If Mars wasn’t involved at all, especially not maltreating her 10th house planets, Megan’s luck would have been more middle of the road or even slightly better. However, with Mars so loud in her chart, Megan has to contend with all of these legal issues and hindrances to her career which may or may not turn out good for her in the end. I will say Megan has a lot of promise as a rapper and celebrity more generally. It’s just that the way her planets are distributed amongst her chart that seems to suggest that the path to stardom will unfortunately be a bumpy one with a lot of headaches. We can only wish her well.
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