She is undoubtedly the most famous pop star on the planet at this moment. She is beautiful like a cross between a modern-day Cleopatra and sultry pin-up girl Bettie Page. Surprisingly, she is quite talented in the musical department, too. She not only sings and plays guitar but she writes her own material. Lets face it, Katy Perry is the whole package.
Unfortunately, she has had a Hot N Cold romance with on and off again boyfriend John Mayer for the last 3 years. I confess every time I see her with John Mayer, the 1979 Joe Jackson song, Is She Really Going Out with Him goes off in my head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TzKSFbsh2Y
Is she really going out with him?
Is she really gonna take him home tonight?
Is she really going out with him?
Cause if my eyes don’t deceive me
There’s something going wrong around here
Sure, he is good-looking guy and a talented musician but he is no gentleman. He kisses and tells of his escapades in the boudoir with his leading ladies. Not cool, John! Very ungallant.
Rolling Stone magazine captured one of his animated interviews where he revealed intimate details of his relationships with his former flames. His remarks were not only way too revealing but they were misogynistic and racist, as well. What does she see in him and is she really going out with him? As of today, December 2015, she is not but these two have been on and off like a light switch for the last 3 years.
Nope, she was not born Katy Perry. She was, in fact, born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. For obvious reasons she changed her stage name to Katy Perry, her mother’s maiden name.
Her eccentric, born again Christian, pastor parents initiated her musical and theatrical career by letting her sing gospel songs at their church. She was not allowed to listen to pop or the devil’s music and had to sneek pop CDs from her friends.
Katy Perry was born on October 25, 1984 at 7:58 a.m. in Santa Barbara, California. All I can say is holy moly, cannoli! Katy is a sextuple Scorpio threat. Yes, folks this woman has her Sun conjunct Pluto, Saturn, Moon, Mercury and Ascendant in smoldering, enigmatic and intense Scorpio. Let’s be honest, she evokes all those famous Scorpionic traits to the power of 10. I can definitely hear her roar.
She is sexy and sexual. She is passionate, resourceful and brave. Yes, she had her heart broken in public by Russell Brand but she still rose from the ashes like the infamous Phoenix and finished her tour. Would I want to cross Katy Perry and be on her bad side? Hell no! Her Sun and Pluto are in the 12th house but her Mercury, Saturn, Moon are in the 1st house bringing her Scorpio qualities to the forefront where they are displayed for all to see in their magnificent, full glory.
Katy has a fan pattern in her chart which means her energies are very concentrated in the first quadrant of her chart and then Chiron is the handle of her fan in the 7th house… ouch! This woman is driven and focused like a laser beam. Having that many planets in the 1st house and in the eastern hemisphere means she is bit self-centred and not the most partnership oriented person. Being so heavily Scorpionic means Katy is very fixed in her ways and does not take kindly to change. She is probably not very flexible. Having Chiron in the 7th house means most of her wounding and healing is going to come from personal relationships and partnerships. This is going to be her area of growth.
Like Halle Berry, http://www.realm-of-astrology.com/will-halle-berry-ever-find-true-love/#more-1396, the ruler of her 7th house of partnerships, Venus is conjunct her Uranus. This is a tricky aspect because it means her romances will be wracked with upheaval and surprises. So far, we have definitely seen that pattern emerge with her romantic history. Former hubby, Russell Brand sent a text message to her while she was on the road, announcing his intentions to divorce her. That is even worse than Jack Berger on Sex in the City leaving Carrie Bradshaw a post it note announcing their break-up. Shame on you Russell Brand. That is how a yellow-bellied coward behaves. Like Halle Berry she has been blessed with looks and talent but the fates have decided that the area of her love life was going to be a source of pain in her life. So when she is belting out,
Someone call the doctor
Got a case of a love bipolar
Stuck on a roller coaster
And I can’t get off this ride
She ain’t kidding.
Katy has a dramatic Leo Midheaven; so lets just say Katy likes her drama and theatrics in her shows. This is her playground and it where she has fun expressing herself. Her stage productions and videos are a delightfully decadent visual smorgasbord for her audience to get lost in.
It is very hard to host all your planets in one quadrant of your chart because it does not provide a lot of balancing aspects to the personality. It is also difficult when you get a difficult transit as we saw with Katy when Saturn went through her 12th and first house in 2011 to 2015. The break up of her short-lived marriage was very public and painful to the pop princess as she recounted in her 2012 rockumentary Katy Perry: Part of Me. The journey of Saturn through her first house is not over yet but the worst is over.
John Clayton Mayer was born in Bridgeport Connecticut on October 16, 1977, 5:26 am. John comes from an academic middle-class Jewish family. His dad was a high-school principal and his mom was a middle-school English teacher. It should come as no surprise that John is a double Libra the sign of artists and singers. There is a higher proportion of singers and musicians among Venus-ruled natives. John has a stellium in Libra. His Pluto, Sun, Mercury are in his 1st house and he displays the typical Libra qualities of a sensitive appreciation for music and romance. Relationships are paramount for this man. He has dated half of Hollywood; from Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Simpson, Taylor Swift, Minka Kelly and Jennifer Aniston.
John has a generous, expansive philosophical moon in Sagittarius conjunct watery, ethereal Neptune. This means John probably has keen intuition and is a very sensitive soul, indeed. In true Sagittarius form, he can’t tell a lie which may account for the foot-in-mouth disease during the Rolling Stone interview. Having Neptune conjunct his Moon clouds his judgement.
John has a very similar configuration in his chart as Katy. All his planets reside in the eastern hemisphere of his chart in the fourth and first quadrant. Like Katy he is very self-driven and little self-centred. How does that work in a relationship when two people have a similar configuration? Hot N Cold probably.
These two love birds had a bit of a rocky start thanks to Russell Brand. John and Katy met at a Jay-Z concert in 2009. John was instantly smitten by Katy. He had been emailing and texting with her months before their meeting. It was a fun-filled date by all accounts and they even traded texts after that night. Unfortunately, the next day was the fateful VMAs and Katy had a date with destiny. She in turn, was instantly captivated by VMA host Russell Brand that evening and was swept off her feet by him after she hurled a water bottle at his head. Four months later they were engaged to be married. It did not work out.
Katy and John reconnected shortly afterwards resuming where they left off. They have had an on and off relationship for 3 years and their status is currently unknown.
There are some surprisingly sweet and tender aspects between these two lovers. Katy’s Venus/Uranus conjuncts John’s Moon/Neptune conjunction in Sagittarius. This is a beautifully romantic and soulful aspect. They put each other on a pedestal and intuitively understand one another. Words are not necessary. They communicate telepathically. Uranus adds a excitement and electricity to the mix. They turn each other on.
Katy’s Mercury/Saturn conjunction, conjuncts John’s Uranus. Their communication style is lively and exciting. They like to test each others limits mentally. Katy particularly finds John’s intellect quite stimulating. After all his Uranus sits on her Ascendant.
John’s career was not exactly flourishing when he met Katy. He had a bit of a dry spell musically. They teamed up, wrote and recorded Who You Love, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSRCpertZn8 together which appeared on his Paradise Valley album which gave a boost to his sagging career. John’s Jupiter and Midheaven in Cancer trine Katy’s Pluto/Sun conjunction in Scorpio beautifully. Katy’s Leo Midheaven and Part of Fortune trine John’s Moon/Neptune conjunction in Sagittarius. It really is a love ballad that stems from the heart. Creatively they inspire each other to new heights as artists.
They have all these harmonious aspects and their synastry does not have any red flags. Honestly, this couple does not have adverse aspects that would spell disaster; then why do they keep breaking up? What gives?
I think it has to do that they are very similar in their temperaments. They are both very strong willed and motivated people. They both have crowded first houses which is an indication of self-centredness. To add fuel to the fire, Saturn has gone through both of their first houses and aspected their planetary conjunctions over the last two years. Saturn is testing the foundation of their relationship. Transiting Pluto and the Uranus square has also been aspecting Katy’s Jupiter and Mars which was being hit by eclipses this past year. This has been a battle of the wills.
Their birthdays are close in terms of date so this means that their composite chart is also a fan pattern hosting Scorpio and Sagittarius planets in the first house which has been hit by that crotchety Saturn. Make no mistake, Saturn is one tough taskmaster but if you can weather and learn from his lessons he always leaves the gift of wisdom behind. Katy and John have a Moon/Uranus conjunction that opposes their composite Chiron in their composite chart. Very sexy aspect but very unstable.
As an astrologer I would love to tell them, that if they have braved the storm they should make a go of it. Bottom line, they have sweet synastry. The rest is just a battle of the egos which they can work on. You can’t fake good synastry. Ask Halle Berry. Maybe they will make a go of it.
Even though I still hear Joe Jackson’s song in my head, Is She Really Going Out With Him? I also hear Katy voice crooning their song, Who You Love.
My boy, he ain’t the one that I saw coming
And some have said his heart’s too hard to hold
And it takes a little time
But you should see him when he shines
Cause you never wanna let that feeling go
Truer words have never been sung.