Amy Winehouse and her ex-husband Blake made the headlines with their stormy, toxic relationship. We now have an A rated birth time for Amy, so I can look at the synastry again. Her chart is in this post: Amy Winehouse ~ Dark Angel. I originally wrote this synastry article way back in 2011. I thought it would be a good idea to revisit this post again in the light of knew information I have acquired with regard to so called “Twin Flames” relationship. The most tragic romances seem to fall under the banner of the “twin flame”, “soul mates” or “star-crossed” title.
The sub text is true love is supposed to make us suffer! It is quite liberating to find that love really doesn’t have to be the rollercoaster of abuse some couples find themselves trapped in. So looking at this afresh you can see the Angel/Demon dynamics were certainly at play here with transits from Pluto activating Amy’s Moon/Neptune connections. Black Moon Lilith and Chiron were very active through the relationship too.
First a quick look at the important synastry aspects effected by these transits.
Blake’s Black Moon Lilith conjunct Amy’s South Node in her 7th house. So he was her forbidden fruit or possibly even an enemy from a past life. Blakes Chiron square Amy’s Mars/Lilith opposition is a really nasty one, which shows domestic violence, love/hate and also the drug abuse, Chiron is poisons, Lilith forbidden fruit. I now think Lilith here shows demonic possession finding an access point through Chiron childhood wounds. I also found Blake’s birthday so can add the Davison (Relationship) chart now (No time unfortunately).
The Davison Chart
Amy & Blake’s Davison chart reveals a Sun conjunct Ceres conjunction on Facies, the ruthless star in the penetrated stare of the archer. Sun conjunct Ceres is just so Persephone! Amy, the middle class, perhaps over-protected Jewish girl, sent to stage school by her doting parents abducted and brought down by the poison arrow (Facies) of the centaur. Ceres also rules opium.
Arrows could be heroin’s syringes. Lilith conjunct Venus. Forbidden fruit and triangular relationships, these will be Blake’s ex wife, Amy’s parents, the demon alcohol, drugs, possession… Saturn conjunct Pluto shows self-destruction but the need to break out of being chained to ones desires. This transpersonal aspect is made personal because it is square the Davison Mercury. Amy being the singer, became the voice for the collective’s trauma.
Marriage ~ 18th May 2007
At the time of Amy’s & Blake’s marriage, Pluto was conjunct Amy’s Moon, it would retrograde between her Moon and Neptune for most of their relationship, finally crossing it at their divorce. Pluto in hard aspect to the Moon is probably the most difficult transit one can have in a lifetime.
Amy’s Moon is trine Blake’s Sun. So while she was getting this difficult square Blake was experiencing Pluto trine his Sun, which was empowering for him. In a healthy relationship he could’ve helped Amy through this difficult transit.
Unfortunately, since he was also embedded in the drugs underworld, it is most likely that the demon between them was vamping off Amy through Blake. While Blake was getting strong and feeding off Amy’s fame and adoration, Amy instead was just getting weakened by it.
At the time of Amy’s & Blakes’ Marriage, Pluto is blood-sucking Amy’s very sensitive, surrendering and self-sacrificing Neptune Moon. Amy lost so much weight over this time too. Blake became her Plutonic muse for the mournful, soulful love songs that made her the biggest selling female artist of the 21st century so far. The song writing was probably cathartic for her initially, but in the end, if we believe in such things as energy vampires. Just think how much juice it would get out of that album! How many of her fans were also going through the same “Dark Cupid” relationships singing along to “Black To Black” with a joint in one hand and a large glass of Pinot Noir in the other?… Transits to the Davison: Venus conjunct Davison Moon (18’) Cupid strikes, Chiron conjunct Davison Mars (37’) Wounding! Pluto conjunct Davison Neptune (44’). Demon merges with Angel.
Bloody Fight~ 23rd August 2007, 12.30 am
“Bloodied and bruised Amy Winehouse stands by husband who ‘saved her life’” . We have a time for this so that will make it more interesting. The time dependant transiting Moon was on Amy’s South Node conjunct her DC, (the partner). The star Sabik in the snake charmer Ophuichus describes her partner on the DC “ causes wastefulness, lost energy, perverted morals, and success in evil deeds.”  So the Moon is highlighting this “evil” tendency in her chart. Neptune was opposite Amy’s Mars while sitting on her Black Moon Lilith too (04’). More forbidden fruit in the shape of the drugs binge. Neptune opposite Mars can indicate addictive behavior, conjunct Amy’s Black Moon Lilith just makes it worse. Chiron conjunct Amy’s MC a very public wounding (09’). Venus on Amy’s difficult Mars, a lovers tiff that went horribly wrong.
Transits to the Davison: Nodes square Davison Uranus (01’) Shock. Lilith conjunct Davison Saturn (44’) Sexual domination, restriction of forbidden fruit. (Drugs run out?), Sun sextile Pluto (02’) Blake “Saved her life” (?!)
Divorce ~ 20th August 2009
This is the big one. Pluto conjunct Amy’s Moon by just one minute! A stunning example of using precession for transits. Termination (Pluto) of a domestic situation (Moon). Saturn conjunct Amy’s Sun (23’). The End. Jupiter conjunct Amy’s Lilith opposite Mars liberates Amy from the Plutonic prison, rescuing Persephone from the Underworld. Amy’s father (Saturn) apparently forced Amy to divorce because he thought it was the only was to save her from the downward addiction spiral). Mars opposite Amy’s Neptune was supposed to cut her off from the addiction and temptation, but could also be cutting the tie to her fake Savior figure. We now see Amy’s Neptune could be the “Dark Cupid” entity too. Chiron was opposed her Venus (09’) The painful ending of a love affair.
Transits to the Davison: North Node conjunct Davison Mercury (08’), North Node square Davison Pluto (52’), fate has run its course and the demon can no longer channel through Amy’s voice. At this time Amy was creatively dried up, she wrote no more music after “Back To Black”. Venus opposite Davison Lilith (21’), Sun trine Neptune (26’) The Sun promises to redeem her.
Amy and Blake had the synastry classic; his Sun trine her Moon. However they also lack Mars/Venus aspects which would’ve added some love and affection to smooth out the more intense sexual aspects they had which were: Sun opposite Pluto (52’), Sun square Lilith (96’), Mars square Chiron (30’), Chiron square Lilith (49’) All are hard aspects which could turn quite S & M when aggravated by difficult transits..
Blake’s Saturn trines Amy’s AC which is probably why they married, karmic contract? Black Moon Lilith is triangular relationships and it figures quite strongly in their synastry we know there was so much interference from the outside. Amy had a feisty natal Black Moon Lilith opposite Mars, which can describe the taboo man in her life. This aspect is certainly passionate, but can fuel sex addiction.
Pluto came along to purify Amy’s relationships, but her marriage to Blake couldn’t take it. Pluto conjunct Amy’s Moon was not just about her partner, it was about the relationship with herself as a woman and possibly her mother too. Alas, Amy did not really pick up after the break-up.
The third entity generated by Amys and Blakes Davison was such an addict, that to rip it out by divorce, pressurised by Amy’s father, probably put it into cold turkey. This drastic approach may have worked if Amy hadn’t been such a Moon/Neptune person. But this sensitive aspect, as well as many other factors in Amy’s chart, just made her far too enmeshed with Blake and the demon. Therefore it’s removal would most certainly have been somewhat of a shock for Amy’s already fragile body.
By 2011, the year of Amy’s death, Pluto newly in Capricorn was on its way to transit the whole of Amy & Blake’s Davison’s Capricorn stellium. Unfortunately Amy died just before Pluto could reach the Davison’s Sun conjunct Ceres. This may have exorcised the demon once and for all for both of them. I believe Pluto could’ve actually worked in a positive Nigredo effect on what was already a Plutonic relationship. A black relationship cannot get any darker, so the only option then would’ve been to go to the light!
1. Bloodied and bruised Amy Winehouse stands by husband who ‘saved her life’
2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p.199.