The infamous 27 Club is a private club for famous rock stars, artists or actors who died at the age of 27 often related to a drug overdose or suicide.

In Astrology, the 27 age marks a turning point for individuals who are astrologically about to enter their Saturn Return. In astrological lore, Saturn is the great taskmaster of the skies, and it means you need to get your act together or the universe will release a shit storm in your life to force you to make significant changes.

The deaths of several 27-year old popular musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, and even Amy Winehouse, who had a premonition she would die at the age of 27 is shrouded in mystery leaving fans to speculate on the REAL cause of death. Some believe it was a conspiracy or is it just a curse? Astrochicks takes an astrological look at the birth charts of these superstars to reveal the truth and facts behind the 27 Club.

The “27 club” has repeatedly been written about in songs, music magazines, and even books that were written about stars who left this world under tragic circumstances. Some fans believe it was a pre-planned destiny or perhaps a deal with the devil who granted the famous artists fame and fortune in return for their soul at 27. Interesting concept, maybe?

When we dive into the astrology charts of the VIP members of the 27 Club, Astrochicks tried to discover if any of the artists shared any Zodiac Sun Signs or planets in common and here’s what we found.

Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942, under the Zodiac Sun Sign of Sagittarius. His birth chart reveals Moon in sensitive Cancer, along with Mercury and Venus in fun-loving Sagittarius, with Mars in sexy Scorpio. He was the perfect rock icon of the 60’s, a free spirit on a rock and roll adventure. On the flip side, he was known to suffer from depression and felt insecure in relationships.

Although his career only lasted four years, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Hendrix as “arguably the greatest guitarist in the history of rock music. Hendrix joined the “27 Club” when he aspirated on his vomit and died of asphyxia at his girlfriend’s house while high on September 18, 1970, in London, England.

Janis Joplin was born on January 19, 1943, under the Zodiac Sun Sign of earthy Capricorn. Her birth chart reveals Moon in moody Cancer which made her incredibly insecure, along with Mercury and Venus in cool Aquarius and Mars in adventurous Sagittarius. These astrological aspects had Janis Joplin always craving more sex, drugs, and rock & roll, probably leaving her feeling empty and alone.

In 1995, Joplin got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, both fans and critics alike referred to her stage presence as “electric.” She tragically joined the “27 Club” when she died of a heroin overdose on Oct 4, 1970, in Hollywood, California.

Jim Morrison was born on December 8th, 1943 under the zodiac Sun Sign of Sagittarius. His birth chart reveals Moon in stubborn Taurus, opposed by Venus in lusty Scorpio, and Mars in curious Gemini. He was a highly intelligent but lonely rock star, who always felt his true calling was as a poet but was best known as the lead singer of the Doors.

Jim Morrison joined the “27 Club” when he was found dead in a bathtub by his girlfriend at his Paris apartment. The official cause of death was listed as heart failure, although no autopsy was performed. His girlfriend, Pamela Courson died a few years later of a heroin overdose on April 25, 1974.

Brian Jones was born on February 28, 1943, under the zodiac Sun Sign of sensitive Pisces. His birth chart reveals Moon in charismatic Leo, opposed by Mercury, and Venus in eccentric Aquarius squared by Mars in lusty Taurus. These astrological aspects show a passionate but lonely man, who was deeply insecure and felt abandoned by his friends and family.

The original Rolling Stones bass guitarist Bill Wyman said of Jones, “He formed the band. He chose the members. He named the band. He chose the music we played. He got us gigs. … he was very influential, very important, and then slowly lost it – very smart – and just wasted it and blew it all away.” Sadly, Brian Jones joined the “27 Club” when he drowned in his swimming pool on July 3, 1969, and the coroner ruled it “death by misadventure.” Hmm, Brits do have a way with words.

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20, 1967, under the mystical Zodiac Sun Sign of Pisces. His birth chart reveals Moon in moody Cancer, trine Mercury and Venus in sensitive Pisces, and Mars in lusty Scorpio. He was an emotional and magical artist, who got diagnosed at a young age with Attention Deficit Disorder [ADD], then later with bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression.

During the last years of his life, Kurt Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, chronic health problems, and depression. He also had difficulty coping with his fame and the personal pressures from his volatile relationship with his wife, musician Courtney Love.  Sadly, he Cobain joined the “27 Club” on April 5, 1994, when he committed suicide in his mansion in Seattle, Washington.  In 2014, Cobain was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Amy Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983, under the Zodiac Sun Sign of obsessive Virgo. Her birth chart reveals Moon in earthy Capricorn, and trine Mercury in intelligent Virgo, with Venus & Mars in charismatic Leo. No doubt, Winehouse was a superstar who lusted for the spotlight. Newsweek called her “a perfect storm of sex kitten, raw talent, and poor impulse control.”

Amy Winehouse joined the “27 Club” and died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011. Her album Back to Black later became, for a period, the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century.

What about the “27 Club” conspiracy theories of murder and mayhem of our beloved rock stars? In a recent interview, Marianne Faithfull a Capricorn told Mojo Magazine that she knew who killed Jim Morrison: her then-boyfriend, a drug dealer, named Jean de Breiteuil sent him on his final ride home to the sold out rock concert in the sky.  Faithfull said when de Breiteuil went to visit Morrison she decided to stay home.

“I could intuitively feel trouble,” Faithfull told Mojo. “And he went to see Jim Morrison and killed him. I mean I’m sure it was an accident. Poor bastard. Was the smack too strong? Yeah. And he died. And I didn’t know anything about this.” Umm, okay, Ms. Faithfull.

What we found astrologically in common with all the members of the “27 Club” was a theme of either Moon oppose or Square Venus and Mars. Also, many of them shared Moon in sensitive Cancer and planets in either Sagittarius, Pisces, Aquarius, or Taurus.

When a person has Moon oppose Venus in their Astrology birth chart, it indicates a great need for love and affection but also someone who has difficulty in achieving this. Either scenario can result in a relationship based on false love or a shallow relationship. Astrochicks thinks this describes stardom perfectly and perhaps their disillusionment with it.

The Moon square Venus reveals a person who measures their success in life by their intimate relationships, and the amount of love and devotion they feel for their fans, family, and friends. When you add drugs into the mix, it could easily cause someone to spiral out of control or feel unloved. At the age of 27, add Uranus into the mix, and it can push someone over the edge and cause death by an overdose or suicide.

If you are a conspiracy theorist what is the “27 Club” connection with the Illuminati? Ranker has a pretty interesting list of 27 Illuminati Sightings in Pop Culture. We think Numerology may define it best, the number 27 reduces to the number 9, which represents the end of a cycle in one’s life. These transitional cycles are highly charged and can be too much for the emotionally fragile to handle. When faced with the discomfort of the unknown, fleeting fame, pressure from rock stardom, many will turn to drugs and alcohol to cope, seek a way out through suicide, or engage in reckless behavior that ends up crossing the line and ultimately ends in death. However, leads to immortality and results in a person being forever famous in the 27 Club.

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Written by

Jacy Nova

Jacy Nova is the resident Astrologer and Managing Editor for Born under the zodiac sign of Virgo, she has a Libra Rising and Libra Moon.