Sexuality in the Birthchart
As 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 […]