When Jean Michel Jarre made his first appearance on the music scene, around 1976, I and my fellow students at London University used to listen to ‘Oxygene’,  his completely original, magical music. It was like nothing we’d ever heard before, it seemed so advanced that it was almost incomprehensible, but bewitching – you kept listening on, and wanted more. It made us travel to new worlds – new dimensions, rather, like a psychedelic trip, but without substances.

– A couple of days ago, I went to see Jean Michel Jarre for the first time, as he was performing in Athens. Although many artists followed the musical road he opened , Jean Michel Jarre’s music remains unique- and drives one into unknown territories, into unimagined experiences.

But what astrological significators make an artist so productive, so imaginative and creative, that he works magic with sound, and of course, light? How can one use the laws of Physics to make such musical masterpieces?

Jean Michel Jarre natal Chart

Above is Jean Michel Jarre’s  natal astrological chart. he was born in Lyon, France , on August 24, 1948. When he is performing, his Leo Ascendant comes to the fore – a warm, vibrant performer who enjoys his work and loves to entertain  his audience!

The Virgo Sun becomes apparent later, as his work involves precision, organisation and accuracy. And , of course, his spectacular concerts have made history- he has performed in some of the most revered world Monuments, such as the Pyramids in Cairo, and the Acropolis in Athens -his  shows have been attended by hundreds of thousands of fans.

Another major characteristic of this chart is the T-square  and the Grand trine, which are interconnected – a very dynamic and creative combination, as the T-square provides the hard push, and the Grand trine gives the constructive outlet for the positive manifestation of this energy.  The T-square is  the opposition of the Moon to Mars near the MC/IC axis, squared by Venus – I believe Neptune is drawn into the T-square as well.

The presence of Neptune opposing the Moon and squaring Venus is the signature of inspired imagination and creativity which enables one to enter into the realms of the unknown and the intangible, thus creating unique works of art. As Mars is in square aspect to Venus, special charisma and dynamism is added to this combination – characteristics which are obvious in his work.

– The ‘pressure ” exerted by the T-square is given positive outlet through its connection to the Grand trine, i.e. the Moon is in trine aspect to Saturn-Pluto, and to Jupiter. Saturn-Pluto has a certain obssession, but Jupiter gives the fun part of it all! So, all the creative , imaginative potential of the T-square is channeled into materialisation through the Grand trine – in plain language, one can see in Jean Michel Jarre’s music the great ideas , that indeed must have taken a lot of careful planning, and hard work, to actually come up with the  fantastic music that  , since the mid-seventies, still continues to bewitch his vast audiences.

Mars also is in  trine aspect to Uranus, thus adding the futuristic and electronic character of his music, and the wide use of technology in his concerts.

We could certainly go on to analyse this chart much further  (in  Virgoan fashion) , but music – and light, another one of Jean Michel Jarre’s tools for his concerts – speaks to us by itself, sending subconscious messsages and creating images in our minds, messages that no written language can convey.