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Sagittarius: Ville Valo. We’ll Never Forget H.I.M

Ville Valo (H.I.M)
Birthday: November 22, 1976 at 8: 28 am
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Height: 1m 88 tall (6’2)
Life Path Number: 11 (Master Number)
Dominants:
Signs: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra
Planets: Sun, Mars, Jupiter
Houses: Ascendant,...
Ville Valo (H.I.M)
Birthday: November 22, 1976 at 8: 28 am
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Height: 1m 88 tall (6’2)
Life Path Number: 11 (Master Number)
Dominants:
Signs: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra
Planets: Sun, Mars, Jupiter
Houses: Ascendant,...
Ville Valo (H.I.M)
Birthday: November 22, 1976 at 8: 28 am
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Height: 1m 88 tall (6’2)
Life Path Number: 11 (Master Number)
Dominants:
Signs: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra
Planets: Sun, Mars, Jupiter
Houses: Ascendant,...

Ville Valo (H.I.M)
Birthday: November 22, 1976 at 8: 28 am
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Height: 1m 88 tall (6’2)
Life Path Number: 11 (Master Number)

Dominants:

Signs: Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra
Planets: Sun, Mars, Jupiter
Houses: Ascendant, Midheaven, Sixth House
Elements & Modes: Fire, Earth, Mutable

Positions of Planets

Sun                         0°05’                       Sagittarius
Moon                     9°06’                       Sagittarius
Mercury                 8°30’                       Sagittarius
Venus                     9°25’                       Capricorn
Mars                       0°55’                       Sagittarius
Jupiter                    25°35’    Я             Taurus
Saturn                    16°51’                    Leo
Uranus                   8°52’                       Scorpio
Neptune                 13°11’                    Sagittarius
Pluto                       13°20’                    Libra
Chiron                    28°15’    Я             Aries
Ceres                      24°05’                    Virgo
Pallas                     25°18’                    Leo
Juno                       5°05’                       Scorpio
Vesta                      26°25’    Я             Cancer
N. Node                 3°24’      Я             Scorpio
Lilith                       18°25’    Я             Taurus
Fortune                  18°19’                    Scorpio

 Positions of Houses [x]

  1. House 1                 27°19’    Scorpio
  2. House 2                 0°32’       Capricorn
  3. House 3                 22°21’    Aquarius
  4. House 4                 3°38’       Aries
  5. House 5                 28°45’    Aries
  6. House 6                 15°13’    Taurus
  7. House 7                 27°19’    Taurus
  8. House 8                 0°32’       Cancer
  9. House 9                 22°21’    Leo
  10. House 10               3°38’       Libra
  11. House 11               28°45’    Libra
  12. House 12               15°13’    Scorpio

People who have anyone of these ASCD, MC, and Sixth House dominants tend to have interesting energies. If there’s an ascendant dominance a person will have increased interested on how they seem to both themselves and others. Sixth house dominance makes someone more susceptible to health problems, especially of the nerves with nerves both being metaphorical and physical. With Midheaven as a dominant this said person will care deeply about their career and the right face for word and private worlds.  Ville has many of his intercepted and duplicated signs in these houses except in his MC. Now looking at Valo’s music and personal history—what we’ve been allowed to know—has been quite interesting. Like most creative types, he’s said that he’s always wanted his career. Working with several bands and being in a couple of movies is typical of having his MC in a dual sign, this case Libra. However having this house in a Cardinal sign and MC has a dominant means that he’ll be more affected by people’s perceptions of him and any successes and failures he will go through.

However this does lead us to his sixth house dominants. No matter whose chart we are reading the sixth will affect our health, service, and work because of this since Virgo is the natural ruler, even if it’s not in this house, will make the native attached to their job(s). A lot of Earth Sixths can be anal retentive; they don’t mind work but they can go too far. Valo has this in Taurus and will go to the ends of their limits to achieve their goals. I have a sixth house dominant in Virgo which turns me into a workaholic although that’s mainly due to the fact I’ve always saw my parents love work to the point of obsession and that my moon is conjunct to my Saturn. Kurt Cobain and somewhat Simone Simons had this placement too. Valo, excluding his aspects, will have the same issue. So house wise it isn’t surprising that he would suffer from a nervous breakdown, subsequent depression, and alcoholism. (Also he has a lot of Scorpio in his chart and whenever there’s any water sign dominant drowning in escapism and darkness is common. And the cliché of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll).

“I know it and I feel it

Just as well as you do, Honey

It’s not our fault if death’s in love with us oh oh

It’s not our fault if the reaper holds our hearts”

 “Death Is In Love With Us”

Which brings me to Ville’s sign dominants in Sagittarius, Scorpio and Libra. His sun through mercury are all in Sagittarius while nowhere in his house placements. He’s going to want to focus on religious, or general spirituality, as well as traveling and greater knowledge—all what Sagittarius is about. Much of his lyrics have relationship overtones and literature and spiritual undertones. (It is true the band’s name is an acronym for “His Eternal Majesty,” and their song titles have “Satanism” wording but like most heavy bands it’s just for show.) For the most part he is all about balance in this lyrics with his heartagram symbol representing that. “The soft and the hard, the male and the female, the yin and the yang.” His Scorpion influence is also very occult of his astrology placements and dominance. Especially since he has in duplicated in is Twelfth and Ascendant houses. His twelfth houses is flooded with the Underworld waters of Lethe.

 “I’m drained but aching for more

And the devil inside is reading

The words of the saddest poem

To be engraved on the stone on my grave

 I’d kill to share your pain (and carry the shame)

And sell my soul for you just to say:

 “I dream what you’re dreaming

And feel what you’re feeling

Love’s the shadow on our wall

With the face of God”

 “The Face of God”

With all of this Scorpion influence his Taurus will need to up the ante. Now Scorpio is one of my favourite planetary and house placements, I just don’t like it in its sun sign unless it falls on one of the cusps—Libra or Sagittarius. For me personally, Scorpio on its first decan is like downing a bottle of whiskey; it feels fine in the moment but the next day you’ll pay for it. So there’s nothing evil or sex-a-holic about this sign, which is actually Taurus. Scorpio wants control and tend to get that through intimacy as well as possession and death but that’s because they lack security. In their past lives they had this handed to them; their feet fully on solid ground and Scorpio wants to return to that. Pluto, Scorpio’s domicile tells Scorpio “Fuck this, if you want security you’ll going to have to work for it. Your ‘control’ is only an illusion.” (Which is what every Pluto generation has in common not matter what their theme is.) Ville said he couldn’t deal with the darkness of life and turned that inward, and to try and cope he turned to drinking and went into rehab when it started to affect his music. Now Valo has said that he’s found a balance, even with his drinking, part of that was finding that musical love again. He has his Taurus back and has learned to incorporate his missing mutable signs into his life that were missing.

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