Thursday, 4 April 2019

Jane McDonald

Singer, television presenter and actress Jane McDonald was born on Thursday 4th April 1963 at 11:30pm in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.

With five astrological objects (3 planets and 2 asteroids) in sector 10 of her natal chart, there is no doubt that Jane was destined for a life in the public eye. Also, with three expressive and extrovert planets in sector five, entertainment was bound to be the route she took to get there.

Born with the Sun in Aries, Jane is independent, enthusiastic and very direct. She knows what she wants and will let everyone else know too. But this is no self-centred, overbearing diva - she has such warmth and infectious humour that everyone feels like she's their best friend.  The Sun is positioned in sector five of her natal chart making her a very natural and immensely talented performer.

The Sun in conjunction with Mercury shows that Jane is an independent thinker. She is proud of her opinions and won't tolerate it if they are pushed aside, ignored, or criticised. This planetary combination brings above average expression in speech as well other forms of communication, including singing. Barbra Streisand and Annie Lennox also have this aspect in their charts, so Jane is in very good company.

The Sun in a sextile aspect to Saturn makes it easy for Jane to accept responsibilities and a sense of duty. In turn, this leads to caution in her financial and business dealings. She would be unlikely to jump to conclusions or take uneducated risks. One of the reason for Jane's phenomenal success is her patience and self-discipline to slowly but surely achieve what she has set out to do. People who don’t show respect for others, who take foolish risks, and who lead disorganised lives will really irritate her.

Jane's natal Ascendant is in the sign of Scorpio. People with this rising sign often attract strong reactions from others. Intensely emotional and highly perceptive, she will be good at seeing through superficiality. Getting a feel for people and situations around her will come easy as she is very adept at figuring out what's really going on beneath the surface. Because of this ability, it's also likely that she has clairvoyant powers.

With a deeply instinctual and passionate nature, Jane is strong-willed and powerful in a quiet, understated sort of way. Proud and confident, she was destined to be a leader in her chosen profession and to influence many people through her magnetic personality. Scorpio is the sign of passion and Jane probably doesn't realise just how sexy and alluring she is..... Or maybe she does!

With her natal Moon in the sign of Leo, Jane will feel comfortable being in the spotlight and enjoy entertaining others. Very creative and a little bossy too, Jane has a deep need to treat others fairly and to always do the right thing..

Situated in sector 10 of her natal chart this position of the Moon indicates that Jane has an emotional need for recognition, popularity, and achievement. She may sometimes worry about living up to her image, or the expectations of her family, but it is unlikely that she would have found true happiness if she hadn't followed her own path. Jane works well with the public and has an instinct for what her fans want. She invests a lot of emotional energy into her career and professional status.

The Moon is in conjunction with Uranus in Jane's natal chart and this indicates that she has an independent spirit, resists being labelled and is not someone who is drawn to traditional roles when it comes to family, friends, and relationships. Although extremely sociable and friendly, she needs space and freedom, and situations that allow her to express her spontaneity.  

Venus, the planet of love, art and music is in the sign of Pisces in Jane's chart. This is the best position for Venus and it is the main influence of her natural talent. Interestingly, Venus also symbolises sailing, so combined with Pisces, a water sign, it's no coincidence that Jane's singing talent was discovered while she was on a ship! Another interesting planetary influence is Jupiter on a World Point which indicates that Jane would find fame through foreign travel.


  1. A lovely article on a lovely lady. Thanks Sue.

  2. Thank you! I am a huge fan of Jane. Loved reading this.

  3. Brilliant post, Sue. Thanks so much x

  4. Lovely article :)

  5. Great article. Can't wait to read part 2.

  6. Sue, I'm not sure if you will remember, but when Jane was discovered and featured in The Cruise, she was often shown on screen giving other crew members Tarot readings. Do you think she still uses this talent and does it show in her chart?

  7. Yes, Zoe, I do remember that. She seemed rather good at it too - and looking at her chart I can see why. Scorpio rising gives tremendous insight and in-depth perception. I mentioned in the article that she probably has clairvoyant powers because of her Scorpio Ascendant and this is compounded by her Neptune in sector 12. Jane is definitely tuned in to the hidden side of life.

    1. Hi, Sue. On a similar theme, do you remember the time that Jane underwent hypnotic regression on TV?

    2. Yes, I do! The programme was called 'Have I Been Here Before?' It's available on YouTube.