Naomi Judd when she still performed

Country Hall of Fame Tribute

“Naomi overcame incredible adversity on her way to a significant place in music history. Her triumphant life story overshadows today’s tragic news. Her family has asked that we continue with The Judds’ official Hall of Fame induction . We do so, with heavy hearts and weighted minds. Naomi and daughter Wynonna’s music will endure.”

Hall of Fame Chief Executive Kyle Young.

Wyonna and Naomi also just announced an arena tour to begin in the fall, their first tour together in over a decade.  The mother-daughter performers scored 14 No. 1 songs in a career that spanned nearly three decades. The duo combined the traditional Appalachian sounds of bluegrass with polished pop styling, scoring hit after hit in the 1980s. Wynonna led the duo with her powerful vocals, while Naomi provided harmonies.

The Judds’ hits included “Love Can Build a Bridge” in 1990, “Mama He’s Crazy” in 1984, “Why Not Me” in 1984, “Turn It Loose” in 1988, “Girls Night Out” in 1985, “Rockin’ With the Rhythm of the Rain” in 1986 and “Grandpa” in 1986.

Born Diana Ellen Judd in Ashland, KY., Naomi was working as a single mother and nurse in Nashville, when she and Wynonna started singing together professionally. Their unique harmonies, together with elements of acoustic music, bluegrass and blues, made them stand out in the genre.

“We had a such a stamp of originality on what we were trying to do,” Naomi Judd told the AP after they announced they would join the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Naomi has a brave front

In an interview with the AP in March, Naomi Judd said she was already deep into preparation for the coming tour and was looking forward to the Hall of Fame induction.

“To have all the incredible opportunities that I’ve had, being reminded of all that just makes me very humbled and I just want to bask in the moment,” she said.

The Judds released six studio albums and an EP between 1984 and 1991 and won nine Country Music Association Awards and seven from the Academy of Country Music. They earned five Grammy Awards together on hits such as “Why Not Me” and “Give A Little Love,” and Naomi Judd earned a sixth Grammy for writing “Love Can Build a Bridge.”

There is no genethliac chart for Diana Ellen  aka Naomi Judd;  so I rectified it with a Taurus Ascendant. Progressing that and then applying a transit (time unknown, so of course this approximated) , below is the bi-wheel I got.

                                                Diana, and Naomi in Asteroids

Of course, Asteroid Diana, as that is Naomi’s birth name.  Naomi, like her daughter Wynonna, performs under a stage name. Thus Asteroid Diana  is shown (the glyph D) sextile Uranus in the 10th in her natal chart and conjunct Mercury in the fifth house of creative endeavor and progeny in the outer progressed.

The asteroid Psyche is another depicted. It is the odd X in the twelfth house, opposite Neptune in the sixth house of work and service in the progressed chart.

Nemesis, a minor aspect —quincunx– to her natal ascendant but conjunct her natal Sun. The asteroid is also square. Diana in the progressed.

Equally valid is the asteroid House, partile Venus but not shown, as she died at home. It shows up in the fourth house directly opposite the Moon in the progressed. Another important asteroid , Photographia, is semi-sextile Pluto; in the progressed chart.

I could go on, as there are many salient points at her time of demise, but one should look at only the most salient ones, not all otherwise like too many aspects one can get lost in the thicket of information. Striking, though, is the Galactic Center, neither a planet nor asteroid, on the cusp of the fourth (the end of things) in the progressed and exact her natal Jupiter /Venus in the ninth. This setup probably highlights the cause of her untimely demise.

My sincere condolences to her family, and many fans. I too, was quite saddened to hear the news. Writing this piece was a poor catharsis. God Bless.

Notes:

Most of the News story was from USA Today and WSJ.

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