ABBA’s future - Astrologer’s predictions:
All is not glitter in the personal
horoscopes of ABBA.
Our astrologer Marc de Pascale sees fortunate influences in ABBA’s star charts
Pix/People 9 December1976
Looking at the horoscopes of the members of ABBA, it is
easy to see why they have shot to the top of the charts. Somehow people have
instinctively seen what an astrologer can discern immediately on viewing their
horoscopes; each of the group approaches the classification of genius in his or
her own right. As a group, their talent is multiplied by four because, although
they are all individuals, each is sufficiently easy going to do whatever is
needed for the common good.
By comparing the positions of planets in their individual horoscopes it’s
possible to find out exactly how compatible two or more people are. The
horoscopes for ABBA show almost totally identical aims in life: Mercury, the
planet of the mind, is totally in accord so their mental attitude to life is
similar. Venus, planet of artistry and affection, isn’t found in all their
signs, but similar star patterns are formal between them, so their artistic
skills and aims are similar.
There are many close astrological ties and that’s the greatest danger; when a
group of people with such similar aims and attitudes are constantly thrown
together, accompanied by so much publicity, and adulation, it is not long before
the similarities which brought them together start to irritate.
Unfortunately the eventual fate of ABBA by the stars is to be the same as The
Beatles – they will start to break up probably toward the end of 1977, perhaps
Fortunately this cannot be said of their personal relationships: Agnetha’s
marriage to Björn seems very safe and there is very little likelihood of Frida
and Benny parting.
The joint fate of these people is good by the stars. They may not last past
1978 as a group, but as individual artists, they will continue to do very well.
Certainly not at the same height of fame as at present.
That’s the general picture; we’ll look at the individual horoscopes of
Agnetha, Björn, Frida and Benny, and then the couples’ combined stars.
Being born as Aries gives Agnetha a great deal of mental energy and a quick,
nimble wit. She is a natural leader, a trifle headstrong and impulsive but very
enterprising and full of ideas. She doesn’t like to be told what to do – she
likes to give orders, not take them.
Agnetha has a great love of freedom and fair play, so if her sensibilities in
either of these areas are offended she is liable to go to extremes of righteous
indignation. She is very forceful in furthering her ambitions because if she
feels that a particular course of action will even slightly further her career
she becomes compelling and immoderate.
Agnetha has very definite ideas about art and it is very difficult to improve
on these ideas because she has a great deal of artistic talent. This is shown by
a particularly favourable star pattern between Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, a
combination which will eventually bring her a great deal of money and fame in
her own right.
She has a bright, cheerful mind, a very friendly and outgoing nature, a
fondness for pleasure and a liking for the refined arts. There are definite
indications that she likes to collect things, possibly pieces of furniture or
works of art.
Star patterns formed by the planet Venus ensure that she will always gain
through her talents, accomplishments or good taste. These are the stars which
have taken her into the world of entertainment and will see to it that she stays
on top for a long time.
Agnetha has an excellent imagination, is very idealistic and has a poetic
nature: the group would do very well to have Agnetha write the song lyrics.
She is a generous, loving, amiable person, hospitable, good humoured and
well-liked by many influential people. Her personality is attractive and she
gains many unusual friends and acquaintances who are prepared to go out of their
way to help her.
Björn is very self-reliant, determined, stable and cautious. He is very
patient and will wait a long time for his plans to work out the way he wants.
Like all Taureans, he is a placid, gentle person until provoked, when he
unleashes a fury from which all recoil. When he is pushed too far he is totally
He is devoted to the arts, music, literature and almost any form of amusement
He is a tireless worker with a latent source of energy which keeps him
plodding on long after most people would have given up.
Björn is a very sincere and considerate person. He has his own opinions from
which he will not be swayed but he has no desire to inflict his opinions on
He has a good mind, a bit serious and given to brooding, but there is a great
deal of practicality to assist in putting the schemes he devises into practice.
However, he does need to restrain his desire to lead and control others until he
has learned complete self-control. This is particularly important for Björn
because he is a person who will always have to struggle to make ends meet and
get things done.
If he has to find his own way through life he is unlikely to get very far.
Although he is honest and ambitious and his ideas are good, they don’t always
work out the way he expects. He is a hard worker, but left to his own resources
he receives little gain and would almost certainly fail in business on his own.
He has poor stars for marriage, speculation and land or property
transactions. He is not a particularly self-centred person but as he advances
into middle age he will become more selfish and inconsiderate. There will be
periods of worry and gloom and an increasing tendency to mistrust those around
him, even though he may not voice his mistrust.
Frida has a very strong personality, keen judgment and a certain innate
shrewdness. She tends to be critical, suspicious and sceptical but enterprising,
reserved and tenacious. Luxury and good living have a very strong appeal to
Frida, but at the same time she tends to be economical and calculating and
except on special occasions she is reluctant to indulge herself
Being energetic with a reserve strength to keep her going after most people
have given up; makes Frida a valuable asset in any business. She is capable of
attending her own affairs and leaving others to attend theirs, but when she
feels that duty demands it, she is very quick and capable at making trouble for
Star patterns formed between the planet Mercury and Jupiter give Frida a
broad philosophical mind with the ability to think deeply and clearly. She has
good judgment through comparison and learning, a kind disposition and an honest,
sincere outlook. This star pattern also brings inspirational ideas and logical
conclusions. There is success indicated in literature, teaching or some highly
esteemed professional career which calls for imagination and artistic ability.
Like most Scorpios she has an active mind but can be impulsive and bitingly
sarcastic when the mood takes her. She’s very observant and ingenious but can be
intensely critical, at times to her detriment.
If any of ABBA come under the harsh spotlight of public criticism, it will be
Frida who precipitates the criticism and probably Frida who deserves it most.
Unfortunately as a Scorpio Frida will not be able to control these conditions
because she tends to blurt out things which she probably means at the time but
which are better left unsaid and which she probably would not mean.
Frida has the spirit of the reformer and idealistic: She wants to right all
of the wrongs of the world but she wants to do it overnight and single-handed.
She constantly needs new fields to conquer and new models of action to keep her
brilliant intellect on the move.
Benny born in the sign of Sagittarius gives Benny a bright, jovial and
generous attitude to life. He has a charitable nature; frank, outspoken and
scrupulously honest. Liberty in all forms is very important to Benny – he can’t
stand being driven and must be his own master at all times.
The sign Sagittarius is usually associated with outdoor sports so it is very
likely that Benny enjoys horse riding or is interested in some sporting activity
such as archery or tennis.
His mind is quick and inventive, always looking for new and original
solutions, novelty and new opportunities. There is some danger through
unreliable friends, strangers and intrigue.
Because of the position of the planet Mars, he will have many ups and downs
in life and many obstacles placed in his path. As a Sagittarian, anger and pride
will cause difficulties in his business and personal life. His temper is fiery
and hasty, making him occasionally too outspoken, assertive, aggressive and
self-willed. He is quick to defend himself even when there is no need, but
because he is so likeable in so many other ways, his friends forgive him readily
and even strangers make allowances.
The position of Venus in his horoscope gives him an excellent imagination,
poetic appreciation and a keen sense of beauty. His motives are high and his
ambitions is to settle for nothing less than the top.
In his horoscope the Moon shows almost identical star patterns to Björn. This
makes Benny generally popular, fond of pleasure, warm hearted and fond of the
company of the young. It increases the affectionate side of his nature, making
him courteous, affable and kind and helps him make friends quickly an easily.
This position of the Moon also brings a liking for nice clothes and the
better things of life. He needs constant approval, so he may sometimes be justly
accused of playing to the crowd even when he is not on stage. With this star
pattern, Benny is not likely ever to work alone – he needs the backing of
someone in tune with his thoughts and feelings.
In his horoscope the Sun and Uranus form an adverse star pattern which tends
to bring bursts of impulsive or erratic behaviour. There are areas in his life
which are radical and quite unconventional.
Anna to Björn
Between the horoscope of Anna and Björn there are 17 major star patterns, and
eight are adverse. This is usually an indication of impermanence and considering
that Björn’s personal stars for marriage are poor, if this marriage is to
continue for the rest of their lives they must make many adjustments. However,
some of the nine favourable star patterns are very potent so with a little
intelligent application – and both are intelligent – it’s possible that this
marriage will last.
The Sun in Anna’s horoscope forms an adverse star pattern to the Moon in
Björn’s horoscope. This is an emotional configuration bringing a clash between
Anna’s desire to dominate and Björn’s need to be freely creative. However, there
is an attraction here provided there is agreement about who rules which part of
their lives. If this can be arranged amicably, this particular star pattern can
actually be beneficial for marriage.
There is a great deal of sympathy and compassion between these two people but
there is also likely to be a certain amount of confusion, deception in little
things and evasiveness by one or both. This is an adverse trend for business as
there can be misconceptions and possibly even deception by one or both. Anna,
like people born under the Aries sign, may tend to be jealous, possessive and
demanding of Björn but quiet discussions can easily sort out any problems.
Frida to Benny
There are 14 major star patterns between the horoscopes of Frida and Benny.
Of these 14 there are only two discordant trends, and this gives their
relationship an almost fairytale atmosphere.
The Sun and Venus in the horoscopes of these two people form a favourable
link and there is a powerful magnetic attraction and a deep love. There is a
great deal of sympathy, affection, friendship and devotion between them. They
can expect domestic happiness and fidelity with each encouraging and helping the
Adverse trends involving Venus and Saturn will bring Frida some unhappy
experiences through Benny. Occasionally he will tend to be demanding and
restrictive in some areas, creating an atmosphere of fear and anxiety which is
not at all necessary. Fortunately these problems can be ironed out by open
discussion and their joint horoscope indicates that there is a great deal of
communication between them.
The joint horoscope indicates that each is benevolent and protective toward
the other. They like to encourage each other and there are very few areas in
which they don’t show tolerance, trust and forgiveness. There is a tendency to
bring out the best in each other so it’s likely that Frida’s effect on Benny
will be to lessen the demanding and restricting characteristics indicated by his
own adverse star patterns.
© 1976 Pix/People. Thanks to Samuel Inglles