Calling All Rick Astley Fans

Before I tracked down Kathryn Cassidy’s post at Collaborating With Fate on the Internet phenomenon known as “rickrolling,” I e-mailed Marjorie Orr and asked her to take a peek at singer Rick Astley’s chart. I asked Marjorie if she could see any reason for the boomerang of his 1987 hit Never Gonna Give You Up, thanks to Internet pranksters.

Marjorie has responded to my request and has posted her interpretation of Astley’s chart, which is somewhat hindered because we don’t have a time of birth. You can read it here. Scroll down if you don’t see it.

I’ve Been “Rickrolled”

Have you heard about this? You click on YouTube to watch a video and all of a sudden you’re groovin’ to the 1987 song, Never Gonna Give You Up by British singer Rick Astley. It’s called “rickrolling,” according to the Wiki, and I’m the latest victim.

I was trying to find the commercial from the John McCain camp that’s getting so much hype today that compares Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama to the likes of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. The story line seems to be that Obama’s not a serious politician; he’s a celebrity. I clicked on a YouTube URL that purported to have the McCain commercial and I was transported back to the golden days of my Twenties with Never Gonna Give You Up.

Back to reality: Remember the Mars/Moon conjunction opposing Uranus that straddles the Ascendant/Descendant in Obama’s 2008 solar return? This is only the beginning. By the way, McCain is correct to detect star power from Obama: With a regal Leo Sun square nebulous Neptune, he’s got rock-star charisma.

Meanwhile, will one of you U.K.-based astrologers look into the celestial aspects triggering the popularity of Never Gonna to Give You Up? I suspect that this year’s Jupiter in Capricorn is triggering the natal Neptune in Capricorn of the song’s 1987 release date, though Astley himself could be a Capricorn and getting a lift from Jupiter. Scratch that theory: Astley’s an Aquarian, born Feb. 6, 1966.

It turns out that Kathryn Cassidy at Collaborating With Fate has looked into the “rickrolling” phenom, which also involves large groups of fans meeting to sing Never Gonna Give You Up. Cassidy looks into the connections, or synastry, between three dates: Astley’s birthday, the day the song was recorded (Jan. 1, 1987), and April 11, 2008, when hundreds of people gathered at the Liverpool Street Station in London to sing Never Gonna Give You Up. Here’s the scoop. I knew I’d seen this somewhere.