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Madonna Gender: F
Madonna Louise Ciccone
born on 16 August 1958 at 07:05 (= 07:05 AM )
Place Bay City, Michigan, 43n36, 83w53
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°07' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 11°33 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 08°15'

photo: chrisweger, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman, often referred to as the "Queen of Pop." Madonna has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records, having sold 64.5 million albums. Her number one hit singles include "Like a Virgin," "Into the Groove," "Papa Don't Preach," "Like a Prayer," "Vogue," "Frozen," "Music" and "Hung Up."

She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Evita (1996) while most of her other films have been panned by critics. Her other ventures include fashion design, writing children's books, and filmmaking. An acclaimed businesswoman, she founded entertainment company Maverick in 1992 as a joint venture with Time Warner.

Madonna and her five siblings were raised in a Catholic family, her father having Italian ancestry and her mother of French-Canadian background. When she was six, her mother died from breast cancer. In 1966, her father married the family's housekeeper, and they had two children. Madonna started a resentment toward him that lasted for decades, along with her well-known rebellious attitude. Yet at high school she became a straight-A student and a member of the cheerleading squad. She received a dance scholarship to the University of Michigan, dropping out in 1978. She relocated to New York City where she worked at Dunkin' Donuts and with modern dance troupes.

Her debut single "Everybody" was released in October 1982, followed by "Burning Up" in March 1983; both becoming big club hits in the United States. Her self-titled debut album, Madonna, was released in July 1983 and peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200 six months later, in 1984. Her second album, 1984's "Like a Virgin" shot her into superstardom.

Madonna met Sean Penn in February 1985 and they were together from the first as a couple, being married on her birthday in 1985. The marriage lasted 27 months, finally breaking up in December 1987. By mid-1988 she was spending all her time with Sandra Bernhard, with whom she later confirmed an affair. By 1991, her friend, Cuban Ingrid Casares, was a companion for some years.

She published a book entitled "Sex," released in October 1992. Sales were brisk (1.5 million copies sold in several days) as it contained nude pictures of her along with S&M imagery. In 1978 she had posed for nude pictures which were not released until Playboy and Penthouse published them in July 1985.

In September 1993, Madonna embarked on The Girlie Show World Tour, in which she dressed as a whip-cracking dominatrix surrounded by topless dancers. In March 1994, she appeared on TV as a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, using profanity that required censorship and handing Letterman a pair of her underwear and asking him to smell it. Later that year she toned down her provocative image with the ballad "I'll Remember" and her sixth studio album, Bedtime Stories.

Madonna met personal trainer Carlos Leon on 8 September 1995 and they had a baby together, Lourdes, on 14 October 1996. They separated in May 1997, remaining on friendly terms. By 2000, Madonna was once more with child, the result of her love affair with British director Guy Ritchie. Going into labor three weeks early, she was rushed into Cedars-Sinai Hospital with abdominal pains and losing blood. Doctors acted quickly with an emergency Caesarian section; she had a detached placenta, cutting off the baby's oxygen supply. Rocco Ritchie, 5 lbs 9 oz, was born on 11 August 2000, 5:52 AM PDT, Los Angeles, CA (News Online). Ritchie was by her side the entire time. The couple married on 22 December 2000 at Skibo Castle in Scotland. Her new husband, Guy Ritchie, was born 10 September 1968, Hatfield Herts.

After locking lips with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera at the MTV Video Music Awards on 28 August 2003, Madonna started another role - that of children’s book author. "The English Roses" was launched in London on 14 September 2003.

Since 1998 Madonna had been studying Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, and in June 2004 announced that she had taken the name of Esther after the Old Testament Queen who saved the Jews from annihilation. In a fall from a horse on her birthday, 16 August 2005, the entertainer sustained three cracked ribs as well as a broken collarbone and a broken bone in her hand.

She and her husband Guy Ritchie arrived in Malawi in early October 2006 to adopt a 13-month old boy named David, a motherless child placed in an orphanage by his father. The adoption process did not go as smoothly as the star had hoped. After human rights advocates protested, claiming that her celebrity status and wealth got in the way of following proper procedures to prevent child exploitation, the Malawi government granted Madonna an “interim order” granting temporary custody.

Her “Confessions on A Dance Floor” won a 2007 Grammy for Best Electronic/Dance Album.

Her adoption of David Banda, a two-year-old from Mali, became official on 28 May 2008.

She announced plans to divorce Guy Ritchie on 15 October 2008 and these were finalised in December that year. Wanting another child, Madonna decided to adopt a young girl from Malawi. On 12 June 2009 the high court of that country granted the request, and the three-year-old girl, named Mercy Chifundo James, was flown to London on June 20th.

In February 2017, Madonna adopted four-year old twin sisters from Malawi named Esther and Stella.

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  • associate relationship with Björk (born 21 November 1965). Notes: collaborators
  • associate relationship with Mirwais (born 23 October 1960)
  • associate relationship with Perry, Katy (born 25 October 1984)
  • associate relationship with Prince (musician) (born 7 June 1958). Notes: collaborators
  • associate relationship with Spears, Britney (born 2 December 1981). Notes: collaborators
  • friend relationship with Haris, Niki (born 17 April 1962)
  • lover relationship with Ward, Tony (born 10 June 1963)
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Morgan, Piers (born 30 March 1965)
  • parent->child relationship with Leon, Lourdes (born 14 October 1996)
  • spouse relationship with Penn, Sean (born 17 August 1960). Notes: Bitter
  • spouse relationship with Ritchie, Guy (born 10 September 1968)
  • role played of/by Perón, Eva (born 7 May 1919). Notes: 1996 film "Evita"


  • Death of Mother 1 December 1963 in Pontiac (breast cancer)
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  • Family : Abortion/ Miscarriage 1985 (two in 1985)
  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship February 1985 (with Sean Penn)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship December 1987 (split from Sean Penn)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship February 1991 (with bodyguard Jim Albright)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 17 May 1991 (released video "Truth or Dare")
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released October 1992 (published "Sex")
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship January 1994 (with Jim Albright)
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  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 8 September 1995 (with Carolos Leon, hairdresser)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 14 October 1996 (daughter Lourdes born)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship May 1997 (with Carlos Leon)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 11 August 2000 at 05:52 AM in Los Angeles, CA (son Rocco Ritchie was born)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 22 December 2000 (Guy Ritchie)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 28 August 2003 in New York (controversial 2003 MTV VMA performance)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 14 September 2003 (publshed children's book)
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  • Family : Adopted a child October 2006 (Granted interim custody of a Malawi-born child)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 28 May 2008 (Adoption of David Banda was finalized)
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  • Relationship : End significant relationship 15 October 2008 (Announced plans to divorce Ritchie)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 12 June 2009 (Adoption of Mercy James)
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  • Family : Adopted a child 7 February 2017 (adopted twin girls Esther and Stella)
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Source Notes

Tashi Grady quotes Madonna's dad for birth time, confirmed by LMR on e-mail with Tashi on 7/24/96: "My girlfriend worked for Madonna in her management office and was on speaking terms with her father. We called him one evening and he called the hospital who looked up the records; it was 7:05 AM. I met Madonna and she is very tuned into meditation (the 12th house), loves the mystical and feels a sense of responsibility to the collective transcendence." In a 2011 Astrodienst forum post, Grady wrote "...the nurse on the other line of the phone at the hospital read me the birth time... I was on the phone with the step mother, the father and Melinda Cooper, who worked for Madonna, and HEARD the time... The Master Class at Marion March's made a recording of the day we studied Madonna's chart and it was passed on to her."

Michigan Rock & Roll Legends, as part of their "Bay City's Madonna Tour" on their website, writes that Madonna "was born in Mercy Hospital at 7:05 a.m. on August 16, 1958, in the Maternity Ward on the 4th floor". "The physician who brought Madonna into this world was Dr. Abraham Jacoby". [1]

An article by Marcie Noonan from Bay-Journal, in 2003, states "Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Bay City at 7:05 AM on August 16, 1958 at the old Mercy Hospital quite unexpectedly. Her parents... were here visiting relatives when her mother who was pregnant at the time went into labor". [2]

Same data in "Madonna: A Biography" by Mary Cross, pg. 1, and "Wild Child" by Janey Stubbs found in the book "Desperately Seeking Madonna" by Adam Sexton, pg. 248-52. "Madonna" by Andrew Morton gives "morning".

Erin Sullivan quotes an email from Helen Stillwell (CPA Student) in which she writes, "On 12/16/1998, Channel 4 in London, Madonna was interviewed by [Johnny Vaughan]... She asked him what sign he was....she told him she was a Leo with an 'Aquarius Ascendant.'" [3] He talked about a letter that Madonna had written to him... The cameraman actually showed the hand-written letter... at the top of the letter she had written her name and birth date, August 16, 1959... It read 1959 in her writing." (Is it possible that Madonna gives out different data in an attempt to preserve privacy?)

Pat Taglilatelo adds in 2008 that she has in hand a copy of Lourdes' (Madonna's daughter) birth certificate which gives Madonna's birth year as 1958.

A forum member pointed to an interview, from 1995, where Madonna says that her rising sign is Aquarius, Moon is in Virgo and talks about her natal chart. [4]

On 17 September 2013, a forum member reported that Madonna was doing a question and answer on Reddit [5] and someone asked her "Do you believe in Astrology? What is your rising sign? Do you feel more your sun sign or moon sign or rising sign?" and she answered: "I believe in the [science] of astrology. I do not know my rising because you need to know your time of birth, but my moon is in Virgo and I feel equally split down the middle 50% Leo 50% Virgo". With supposedly no knowledge of her time of birth, the chart she describes in the two TV interviews may have possibly been a rectification she received from a professional astrologer.

During an Instagram Livestream on Sept. 10, 2020, she was asked by Diablo Cody (at around 14m 18s) "are you a Virgo or Aquarius rising?" and she answered "I'm a Virgo moon, I don't know my rising sign because nobody knows... the time I was born. So we'll just have to live in that mystery". [6]

Starkman rectified to 7.00.24 EST


  • Traits : Body : Aerobic exercise
  • Traits : Personality : Ambitious
  • Traits : Personality : Attention seeking
  • Traits : Personality : Creative
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Traits : Personality : Perfectionist
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (mother died when she was six)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Eldest daughter of eight children)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (two)
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Abortions
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (four children)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (born Catholic, studies Kabbalah)
  • Personal : Birth : Difficult birth (second baby had detached placenta)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name
  • Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Tours, performances and broadway)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (guitar and drums)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy
  • Notable : Awards : Guinness Book of Records (best-selling female recording artist of all time)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Queen of Pop)