Frank Sinatra (December 12th 1915) was one of the most popular and influential singers and actors of the 20th century with a career spanning over 50 years. His legacy endures today with his numerous bestselling and critically acclaimed songs, movies and television specials, which he won an Emmy, Academy award and Grammy Lifetime Achievement award among many others He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985, the highest civilian in America.
Number 3 is the quintessential showman, entertainer and performer. It is a number of creativity displayed through artistic and musical expression. It is worth noting that the name “Frank Sinatra” has a personality and soul urge 3. His name at birth Francis Albert Sinatra, had an expression and personality number 3. Either way, 3/5 his core numbers are 3 showing that he is the classical 3 and displays its characteristics strongly. Its vibrating planet Jupiter is optimistic, upbeat and expects things to work out positively. His natal Jupiter is in Pisces, the sign it traditionally rules, thus it has strong positive expression especially being in the 5th house of performance, self- expression and creativity. The Sagittarian influence adds a great sense of humour and enthusiasm. Another major influence is Neptune conjunct his MC by 1 degree. Neptune is the planet of sophistication, glamour, musical and artistic expression. The moon in Pisces (Neptune’s ruled sign) is conjunct the 5th house of creativity and performance by 1 degree from the 4th house. One can say he had an emotional need to be recognized and have an admiring audience for his creativity and performances in acting and singing. He also had an ability to communicate his feelings nonverbally through body language and to understand that the same of others, which helped him connect with his fans. The Moon and Jupiter in Pisces inclined him towards daydreaming and fantasies, which he wrote songs about: “If You Are But a Dream,” and “Put Your Dreams Away”. When you put all these elements together, you get one of the world’s best artistic performers.
As a teenager Sinatra was influenced by Bing Crosby and that inspired him to choose singing as a career. In an interesting twist of fate, he became the second most popular male singer after Bing Crosby and topped Bing’s audience at the New York Paramount. After singing with the Dorsey band that consistently topped the charts, he struck out on his own. By 1942 he had gained enormous success, earning him the nicknames “Frankieboy,” “The Sultan of Swoon,” and, “The Voice.”. The latter name was his most popular and we see that the ruler of the MC in Leo is the Sun and the Sun is tightly conjunct Mercury in the 2nd house. Mercury is at critical degree 17 Sagittarius giving it extra power. Mercury is out of bounds showing his ability to think outside the box. His ability to think outside the box is even more potent with Uranus being tightly conjunct the North Node in Aquarius, his ability to be inventive and original is critical to his personal growth. He is meant to revolutionize his field. Mercury governs communication skills, your ability to get your message across to people both orally (singing, acting) and in writing (songs). This means that his excellent ability to get his message across in an original way plays a key role in his career success. The second house has an affinity to Taurus which rules the throat showing that a possible career could feature his voice in music such as singing. Mercury is strengthened as its dispositor Jupiter is strong in its traditionally ruled sign Pisces and in the creative 5th house enabling him to be innovative and charismatic in his live performances. The focus on his communication skills is also shown by the ascendant ruler Venus being in the 3rd house (Mercury’s house).
His striking good looks, charisma and ability to make the ladies swoon may be partially explained by Venus being out of bounds. This also helped him in amassing wealth and living in luxurious surroundings. Venus surpasses its own boundaries and supercharges its qualities. Note that F, the first letter of his first name vibrates to 6 which is Venus’s number. The expression of Frank Sinatra is also 6. Thus, we can see why Venus’s traits are so strongly visible in Sinatra. In addition to his natural good looks, he was very well dressed and had impeccable style. To be commercially successful as a performer you need to have an abundance of charm, charisma and power of attraction. You need to not only memorize scripts and sing lyrics, but also to embody the character and feel the song’s emotions so that people really believe your character and the emotion behind your song. Sinatra was fortunate in that he knew how to use nonverbal communication such as body language and facial expression (Moon, Jupiter in Pisces) and combine it with his verbal expression (Mercury) so that he really embodied the character.
The Sun as ruler of MC made a tight square to Jupiter and the MC in Leo makes a tight sesquiquadrate to Jupiter, giving him Jupiter’s fortune and lucky breaks in his career and also appearing generous and in good cheer towards the public. Jupiter being in the 5th house shows that performing, leadership and creative self-expression are linked to his career. Mars in Leo gave him the fiery desire and ambition to succeed in his career and earn the respect of an adoring audience, it is strengthened by being conjunct fixed star Regulus giving fame, honour and wealth. As the 4th-10th house is the parental axis, it is fitting that his father was a fireman, Mars represents fire. His mother was nicknamed “Hatpin Dolly”, and was well known for her fiery volatile Ligurian personality. It is interesting to see that his academy award for best supporting actor in From Here to Eternity was for playing a soldier stationed in Hawaii leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbour. Soldiers and war are both symbolized by Mars. The film itself won 8/13 of its Oscar nominations. Further, his character in The Man with the Golden Arm where he was nominated for best actor was a heroin addict. Neptune conjunct the MC is symbolic of this because Neptune’s shadow side involves escaping from reality through taking drugs and not being able to function independently in the real world. So we can see that the 10th house is not only descriptive of a person’s career and social standing but with any role that they play in front of the public. This film was nominated for 3 Academy Awards.
Sinatra’s notable songs include "Love and Marriage" "New York, New York", "Learnin' the Blues" "Young at Heart" , “Mad About You,” “Nevertheless,” “Birth of the Blues,” “I’m a Fool to Want You”, “Come Fly with Me” , “Come Dance with Me!” , “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “One for My Baby” , “Strangers in the Night”, “That’s Life”, “My Way” 'I’ll Never Smile Again”. Although collaborating with many other artists, his legendary partnership with Nelson Riddle birthed the masterpieces “In the Wee Small Hours”, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!”, and “Only the Lonely”. He was also respected for his acting talent, his movies include: Anchors Aweigh (1945), Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1949), On the Town (1949), Suddenly (1954), Young at Heart (1954), Guys and Dolls (1955), The Joker Is Wild (1957), Pal Joey (1957), Some Came Running (1958), , 'Ocean’s Eleven' (1960) The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Detective (1968) and The First Deadly Sin (1980). From Here to Eternity (1953) won him a best supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of an Italian American soldier named Maggio and The Man with the Golden Arm where he portrayed a heroin addict who got clean in prison but struggles to stay clean once free earned him a nomination for best actor. In 1945 he won a special Academy Award for The House I Live In, a short designed to promote racial and religious tolerance. He also founded his own record label Reprise (which was later sold to Warner Brothers) and his independent film production company Artemis. Sinatra’s life path is 22 and we see the master builder of this number’s vibration. He was visionary in seeing what type of career he wanted and combined his dreams with practical actions to leave a legacy.
Pluto in the 9th house speaks to his international fame. He had a transformative effect on many musicians and actors of his generation and many others to come. Pluto ruling the second house indicates that he may earn his income through travelling and he did record in Britain. It also indicates income coming from international sources and his music and films were seen around the world. Since the 9th house governs foreign cultures and religion it makes sense that in 1945 he won a special Academy Award for The House I Live In, a short designed to promote racial and religious tolerance. Saturn is at 14 degrees Cancer conjunct Sirius, bestowing fame, honour and wealth. However because Saturn does present obstacles in whichever house its found, he had legal troubles as the 9th house governs law and justice. The FBI investigated why he avoided the draft for the Second World War. He was charged with adultery but the charges were later dismissed. He had ties to mobsters and criminal who had frequent run ins with the law on extortion attempts. But he refuted any allegations that he participated in organized crime. Possibly because Saturn is conjunct benefic Sirius, he was never formally charged with any crime and the rumours circulating about his involvement in it could not significantly tarnish his reputation.