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What’s love got to do with it? Everything, if you are one of the devoted fans of the legendary Tina Turner. Thus, you can imagine how sad it is to hear that she’s officially retiring from the music world in November, 2000. How can this be? Didn’t Tina long ago sign some sort of cosmic contract stating that she agreed to sing for the world, and show off those famous legs of hers in action, like—forever? And will her final show in San Francisco threaten to create a thunderous earthquake of pure entertainment all on its own?

Her Pluto Transit: Hanging Up Them Dancing Shoes

This seemingly inexhaustible Sagittarian has been exploding onstage, to our delight, for nearly 44 years. But her current "Twenty Four Seven" tour promises to be her last, with her retirement close to her 61st birthday! Being true to her fire-sign nature, Tina wants to go out with a bang while she’s still as vibrant and electrifying as ever (and while her legs still look hot in short dresses and high heels!).

But astrologically, why is she closing such an important chapter of her life now? After all, retirement from a business to which you’ve given your heart and soul is a major lifestyle change, and something not to be taken lightly.

Indeed, Tina has been undergoing the two-year transit of transformative Pluto to both her Mercury and her Moon ever since the beginning of 1998. Mercury deals with Tina’s decision-making abilities. With Pluto involved, her mind becomes highly focused in its thinking. This transit tells us that Tina has been pondering her decision to leave the demanding music business for a long time. With Pluto as a trigger, internal pressures begin to surface that insist on a firm resolution—a total commitment to whatever regenerates the soul.

Tina’s Moon (her emotional/security needs) has also been feeling the effects of Pluto. This transit is a classic symbol of breaking away from one’s past. Her emotions may now need to be fed by something that she’s had to bury or neglect for quite a while; or perhaps she’s simply outgrown many facets of the music industry. Something deeper is urging Tina to look within for her future security, something compelling and potentially revitalizing. A turning point affecting her decision may have occurred as early as August 1999, when her Pluto transit to both her Mercury and Moon was exact.

Her Jupiter Transit: The Road to Inner Wisdom Lies Ahead

While Jupiter transits our Tenth House of career—once every twelve years—we are normally on a roll regarding our professional matters, plus we eagerly seek more exposure and recognition than we have in quite some time. Self-promotional urges are strong, especially if they help us to rise in status and acclaim. Well, in Tina’s case, she’s already at the top of her game, so obviously, heightened career involvement is not a future goal for her, but you can bet she'll use this energy to go out with a bang.

Meanwhile, Jupiter will exactly cross over her Moon in mid-November (perfect timing—hey Tina, who’s your astrologer?). This Jupiter-Moon transit is wonderful for evoking the high praise and adoration of the press and the public. It means Tina Turner ends her music career on quite a high note. In fact, the whole month of November should feel quite celebratory to her, like one extended birthday party with the whole world invited. Expect to see a radiant, jubilant Tina giving her loyal fans 110 percent of herself for one last time. And I’d be mighty disappointed if fireworks don’t go off in the background during each of these last final concerts, since Jupiter really knows how to put on a dazzling show to remember!

With Jupiter (the planet of our quest for greater meaning) making such an impact on her chart, Tina—who practices Buddhism—may go on deeper inner travels that help further illuminate her soul’s purpose once she retires. This may sound lofty, but that’s how Jupiter is (plus this planet is already heavily associated with Sagittarian energy). I wouldn’t be surprised if we find Tina Turner doing a PBS documentary on spirituality or on something involving the soul’s journey someday.

Wherever she chooses to turn her attention after her retirement, she's sure to bring her boundless Sagittarian excitement and spirit. Bravo, Tina Turner, and happy birthday!



Bil Tierney has been in professional practice for over 28 years. He is the author of Dynamics of Aspect Analysis (CRCS Publications, read in five languages), Twelve Faces of Saturn, Alive and Well With Neptune, Alive and Well with Uranus and Alive and Well with Pluto (Llewellyn Publications). His upcoming book, All Around The Zodiac: Exploring Astrology's Twelve Signs, will be released by Llewellyn in December 2001.

For more information about Bil Tierney, click here.

Other StarIQ articles by Bil Tierney:

  • Two Goats Rockin'   5/3/2014
  • Anne Robinson: What's Her Weakest Link?   5/1/2001
  • Survivor II Showdown   4/22/2001
  • Susan Helms: Woman in Outer Space   4/8/2001
  • Will and Grace: A Sitcom With a Twist   2/26/2001
  • Faith Hill and Tim McGraw: Earth Signs in Love   2/20/2001
  • Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera: Sagittarians on Fire   2/15/2001
  • 'N Sync With Success   2/8/2001
  • Will Dr. Laura Conquer TV?   9/22/2000
  • An Aries Wins Top Survivor Prize   8/24/2000
  • Bill Clinton Bares His Soul   8/11/2000
  • The Wizardry of J.K. Rowling   7/26/2000
  • Friends Strike It Rich!   7/14/2000
  • Russell Crowe: Aries on the Rise   6/3/2000
  • Steve Case: On Top of the World   2/16/2000
  • The Power of Celine   12/14/1999
  • Celine's Pluto Transit   12/14/1999
  • Uranus in Aquarius Rocks Garth's World   11/27/1999
  • Garth Brooks: Super Aquarius   11/27/1999

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