An astrological explanation for the rise of rock, 1957-1970: Blame Neptune in Scorpio

[Franco sent this article he wrote about the rise of rock and how according to his astrological theory it all has to do with Neptune moving into Scorpio. -AC]

Neptune entered Scorpio on December 25, 1955 and the world’s gift: Rock ‘n’ roll. Neptune would then retrograde back between Libra and Scorpio until August 1957 when it would turn direct to became fully entrenched in the energy of Scorpio. It would stay here until November 1970 when it said its final goodbye to Scorpio and be fully in its new energy of Sagittarius.

Neptune is the planet that rules spirituality, ideals, drugs, illusions and delusions, poetry, fashion and of course, music. On the other hand, Scorpio is the sign of death and transformation, power and control, the occult, the underworld, sex and taboos. The combination of these two ingredients thrown into a country known as the “melting pot” was a recipe for change that would rock, or rather rock ‘n’ roll the world.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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