Jennette McCurdy & the Blessing of the Saturn Return

Camille Michelle Gray
7 min readAug 9, 2022

I’ve previously written about singer JoJo, and how her Saturn Return ended up being a prosperous time in her life. (Humble brag: she read it!)

Anyway, I wanted to examine Jennette McCurdy of Nickelodeon fame (Sam & Cat, iCarly, etc.). Her name has been buzzing around a lot lately due to the imminent release of her memoir: I’m Glad My Mom Died

TW: mentions assault

Here is Jennette’s chart, Rodden rated A. Below is a listing of biographical events from her memoir matched up against what I’ve seen in Jennette’s chart.

1) Let’s address that title. McCurdy has Pluto in Scorpio in the 10th house, as the most elevated planet (closest to the midheaven). In some way, this indicates a public life, a career, and an image that is Plutonian in nature. Death is Plutonian — specifically humor around death, which McCurdy has used as a coping mechanism. There is something distinctly taboo about the paths 10H Pluto individuals take. Unfortunately, this raised up Pluto also predisposed her ascent into celebrity and status to be mired in controversy, control, and criminally abhorrent behavior. (Out on the other end, a public life that is transformational and healing for those on the receiving end of McCurdy’s gifts)

2) Her Mom. McCurdy has a Moon-Pluto opposition between Taurus and Scorpio, respectively. This opposition can manifest as a mother or childhood marked by extreme control, abuse of power, and in more abject cases, sexual and physical assault. It at the very least indicates a degree of intensity always at play. With this 4H Moon-10H Pluto configuration, her mom and childhood inevitably factor heavily in her career trajectory. And such was the case — McCurdy’s mom intended for her daughter to become an actor, a failed dream of her own that she forced upon her daughter and then lived vicariously through. Her mother was sexually abusive, emotionally abusive, and encouraged McCurdy to restrict calories, leading to anorexia and bulimia that began at age 11. Her mom also had anorexia, untreated. She also forced McCurdy to work very long and grueling hours and to undergo invasive physical “exams” to make sure she didn’t have cancer (McCurdy’s mom had breast cancer when McCurdy was 2, and subsequently died when the cancer recurred 19 years later).

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