From her starry rise to her infamous press encounters and the legal battle for freedom, her life has not been short of drama, intrigue and attention. We decode the meteoric rise, fall and everything in between through Britney Spears’ birth chart.
As the “Toxic” hitmaker won the high-profile legal battle to end her conservatorship in 2021, fans thought it was the starting of a new and peaceful chapter for Spears. However, her 2023 divorce from her model-fitness trainer husband Sam Asghari put her back in the spotlight.
The X-factor: Influence of Spears’ Big Three explained
Born on December 2, 1981 in Mississippi, United States as Britney Jean Spears, the pop legend’s sun sign is the fiery and adventurous Sagittarius. A mutable sign, this zodiac is ruled by the planet of good fortune, Jupiter. Those born under this sign have an inherent need for freedom and flounder when stuck in an unfavourable situation. They love to travel — not just physically but their mind wanders off to distant places, too. This explains their innate creativity.
Jupiter is also associated with success and progress. Hence, the singer’s rise as a timeless global idol was written in the stars.
Spears’ moon sign is the revolutionary Aquarius. Belonging to the fixed modality, the air sign influences the inner world of a person. Spears’ emotional self is revealed through this zodiac sign. She displays the Aquarian trait of holding her loved ones close and caring about the greater good.
The “Oops!… I Did It Again” star has the intelligent and sociable sign of Libra in her rising or ascendant house. This air sign is indicative of the person’s social image and outer appearance, personality, etc. Libra is governed by the planet Venus, which represents love, beauty and money. They are known to be blessed by gorgeous appearance and likeable demeanour. Both these assumptions run true for the American singer.
Additionally, they are often great patrons of art and music.
Britney Spears’ birth chart: How were stars responsible for her battle with conservatorship?
Now that we have established the core characteristics of Britney Spears’ birth chart, let us look into the single most transformative event of the singer’s life. Her complicated relationship with her family and the press led to the 13-year-long conservatorship, starting in 2008, where multiple aspects of her personal life, like her finances and relationships were controlled by her father, Jamie Spears.
The ace performer’s sun sign is Sagittarius and planet Pluto entered this zodiac sign on November 10, 1995 and was active till January 27, 2008. This marked the period of her sudden popularity with the media hailing her as the princess of pop. However, this was followed by her divorce from her then-husband Kevin Federline, custody loss of her children and several public meltdowns.
According to astrology, Pluto is the planet of rebirth as well as destruction. While one sees a lot of personal growth, career advancement and financial boom, they are also likely to make wrong decisions leading to misjudgement ultimately leading to their downfall.
There is a lot of power and darkness associated with this distant planet of the solar system. Thus, having a significant presence of Pluto in one’s birth chart leads to a certain amount of negativity and the person might fall prey to manipulation and act unlike their authentic self. Astrologers believe that Pluto was responsible for Spears’ breakdown in 2007. It was also deemed as the lowest phase of her life.
She has been in recovery mode since the planet left in 2008 before entering the sector of income and money. This could explain her losing control of her finances. According to her birth chart, Saturn, the planet of discipline and lessons entered her zodiac in 2014 and was present till 2017. This period was full of realisations for her as her argument to regain freedom legally became stronger.
Post 2020, there were eclipses observed in her zodiac wheel, which gave her the necessary mental strength to take a stand for herself.
Role of Mercury, Mars and Venus in the singer’s tumultuous life
A closer look at Britney Spears’ birth chart tells us her Mercury is also in Sagittarius. Hence, there is a lot of influence of this particular fire sign in the singer’s life. Mercury is the planet of communication and Sags are known for their brutal honesty and candid nature. The singer, hence, appears brash and impulsive in the public eye often.
Her Mars is in the earth sign of Virgo. This planet dominates the passion, drive and ambition of a person. Virgos, represented by the maiden or the virgin, is known for being a perfectionist. They are extremely detail-oriented and not shy to work hard to fulfil their goals. This planet placement of the singer’s life shows that she has had an upward trajectory concerning her career, all thanks to the Virgo in her Mars.
The planet Venus, which dominates finances and love is in the house of Capricorn. This is the last of the earth sign, which loves to follow rules and inherently displays leadership qualities. Additionally, they like to have firm control over their own lives. Hence, her fight to regain control of her finances was consistent enough to win the legal war against her father with public support in 2021.
The way ahead
It is predicted that the trying times of Spears’ life are finally over as she finds inner peace through self-reflection and meditation after calling it quits with her third husband, Iranian emigreé Asghari.
Astrologers predict that new music may be on the horizon for this evergreen star and she is also bound to get more adulation and recognition for her contribution to the arts to date.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
-What happened to Britney Spears’ career?
American singer-songwriter, Britney Spears was a brilliant performer with a massive fan following in the late ’90 and early 2000s. But after a series of unfortunate events, which led the public to deem her mentally unfit, her estranged father Jamie Spears was appointed as her conservator in 2008. Over the years, the singer has complained that she was forced to perform and her money was no longer under her control. Her career took a hit while she was under conservatorship.
-What made Britney Spears famous?
She shot to fame as a teen sensation ever since Spears appeared in her debut album ‘…Baby One More Time in 1999. Her 2007 album ‘Blackout’ sold over a million copies in the United States. Every music video of hers was lauded by the masses as a pop teen icon and a femme fatale figure. Her last world tour began in 2017 before she announced her hiatus in 2019. She also played the lead role in a coming-of-age film ‘Crossroads’ in 2002.
-How old was Britney Spears when she had her first baby?
Britney Spears gave birth to her first child Sean Preston Federline on 14 September 2005. She was 24 years old at that time.
-How long was Britney Spears married?
Britney Spears first married her childhood friend Jason Alexander. The marriage lasted only for 55 hours before Spears got it annulled. Later, she married Kevin Federline in 2004 and remained married to him till 2007. Her third marriage was to Sam Asghari in June 2022, which lasted 14 months before the couple called it quits