Sexuality in the Birthchart

sex and astrologyAs with most things in life, sexuality is a complex creature with multiple layers of experience, and that complexity is mirrored in the variety of sexual expressions that we see in the astrological chart.  The sexual experience encompasses a wide variety of motivations and feelings and the astrological signatures for these feelings help us to understand more about how we approach sexuality in our own life.

Typically, astrologers look to Mars for the expression of the sexual drive. Mars rules our drive and desire, and therefore it rules sexual desire along with our desire for ice cream or a new car.  Any desire is fueled by the energy of Mars to activate something in the individual, and sexuality is no exception.

Mars also describes the way we pursue what we want; it shows what kind of sexuality we prefer and how we go about attracting a partner.  The placement and aspects of Mars describe the sexual techniques and feelings that are most comfortable to us.  For example, an airy Mars is more likely to be stimulated by the energy of sex, or to be drawn to sexual fantasies and ideas.  An earthy Mars will require lots of physical contact.  Watery Mars prefers a powerful emotional content to the sexual experience, and fiery Mars is all about desire and the scratching of an itch.  The aspects that other planets make to Mars help to color the sexual experience as well.  Saturn conjunct Mars may inhibit our sexuality; Jupiter square Mars could signify a large number of sexual conquests. 

Mars is the ancient ruler of Scorpio, and Scorpio is well-known for […]

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Sex and scandals at the Scorpio Full Moon

 

“Scorpio” by Boris Vallejo

The Shriver/Schwarzenegger breakup isn’t the only scandal to hit the newswire just as the Scorpio Moon reached its fullness. IMF Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested on Saturday, May 14th for sexual assault on a hotel maid, although the major news outlets didn’t pick up the story until Monday the 16th, just as the Scorpio Moon reached its fullness.

There is no equating the Schwarzenegger matter with the alleged sexual assault by Strauss-Kahn.  One scandal is an affair between two consenting adults, and one is potentially an abuse of power.  Strauss-Kahn has left a long trail of sex scandals throughout his career and fancies himself a womanizer which is likely why he thinks his claims that the sex was consensual will provide him with an adequate defense.

In other sex scandal news, a teacher in Texas was arrested on Monday, just as the Scorpio Full Moon was culminating, for having sex with five of her students.

I’m certainly not saying that the Full Moon caused these incidents, but the timing eruption of these events into the media and the collective consciousness is certainly interesting in light of the Scorpionic effect which tends to bring a fascination with sexuality and power.  In Scorpio, sex and power are linked and each is a tool to achieve the other, and the Full Moon will often illuminate aspects of the sign that it falls in.

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