Did Jim Morrison Die On 3 July 1971?

On 8 December 2013 the legendary singer, poet and cult-figure Jim Morrison would have been 70 years old. His birth chart is depicted below:

Jim Morrison nativity

The exalted Taurus Moon, combined with his natal Venus, essentially debilitated by detriment in Scorpio, already indicate his notoriety and lasciviousness, which was also expressed in his legendary performances with the Doors. Morrison died of heart failure in the bathtub of his apartment in Paris on 3 July 1971 after consuming a large dose of heroin. There have been many conspiracy theories surrounding Morrison’s death, therefore it may be useful to look at the primary directions on the day of his death to establish if the rumours are true.

Jim Morrison death chart

The graphic above shows primary directed Mars conjunct natal Moon and we can also see that the square of Saturn (symbolised by the green dot) is conjunct the natal Ascendant. The great 17th century astrologer William Lilly writes in his Christian Astrology about Ascendant square Saturn that:

“This is a terrible Direction (if other malevolent Promittors consent, or when Saturn is Anareta) and threatens death …” (CA p657)

Jim Morrison death arc of direction

The chart above shows the event in a different way, and we can also see that on the day of Jim Morrison’s death, his directed Moon was opposing the Arabic Part of Daimon.

In summary, we find:

  • Saturn square Ascendant
  • Mars conjunct Moon
  • Moon opposite Part of Daimon

I would conclude that there is enough evidence contained here to show that Jim Morrison died on the 3rd of July 1971.