Steven Wilson – progressive rock maestro and a typical Scorpio

For several reasons, many people are not typical of their astrological Sun sign. However, all-round progressive rock and musical maestro Steven Wilson (born 3rd November 1967, birth-time unknown) could hardly be more Scorpionic. Although they generally get a bit of a bad press as secretive control-freaks, obsessed with sex and death (haha!), anyone who manages to channel the intense Scorpio “negative” emotional power into constructive outlets is a positive force to be reckoned with. This seems to be very much the case with Mr. Wilson.

In addition to the Sun, Mercury and Neptune in Scorpio (and depending on the time of birth, possibly his Moon), Steve also has a close Venus conjunct Pluto aspect, further emphasizing the potential power and charisma of his personality.  The deepest and darkest emotions are confronted, social taboos are explored. As any fan of Porcupine Tree or his other projects can tell you, Wilson continually probes the dark hidden depths with his music and lyrics, turning these into something still sad, but beautiful. In true Scorpionic fashion, Steve is very much in touch with life’s continual transformational cycle of birth, decay and re-generation. Everything changes.

Wilson is well known for being something of a workaholic and this is confirmed clearly by a close square between Mars in Capricorn and Saturn in Aries in his chart. Astrologically, this is the ambitious driving force that will have him working on a Porcupine Tree album in the morning, a Blackfield track in the afternoon and a King Crimson re-mix in the evening – or something along those lines! Anyone with Mars in Capricorn is a shrewd operator, with the potental for tremendous achievement as a result of self-discipline, patience and careful planning. Virgo is also a strong sign in Steve’s chart, bringing modesty, practicality and attention to detail.

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