Andrea Bocelli, who has brought pop levels of success to classical singing, has another album out which includes a duet with Ed Sheeran. Despite his blindness he lives an active life, riding his favourite horses, despite a fall last year which hospitalised him, and has been seen windsurfing, skiing and rollerblading in the past and travels extensively.
Born 22 September 1958 5.15am Pisa, Italy, he had congenital glaucoma at birth and lost his sight totally after a football accident when he was 12. He started musical interests early aged six, learnt braille to read music, played the piano and other instruments and started to sing. After he finished law school, he was mentored by Pavarotti and his career took off.
He has a larger-than-life 1st house Sun Virgo trine a Capricorn Moon in his performing 5th. With a powerfully aspected 12th house Pluto in a do-or-die-determined square to Mars in Gemini in the international 9th; and sextile a financially successful Jupiter Neptune in Scorpio in his 2nd. His 4th house Saturn is in a hard-working square to his Sun, Mercury and Venus, and trines Uranus.
It’s one of those charts that doesn’t instantly leap out as special. But down into the higher octave aspects it really stands out. Especially his ‘superstar’ 22nd harmonic which has a Fire Grand Trine and a Grand Cross; as well as his creative 5th and 7th harmonics.