Saturday, April 30, 2011

Death in Astrology (part 1)

Death, especially when it pertains to astrology, is a very sticky subject. No one wants to think of it.. no one wants to talk of it.. no one wants to even acknowledge it half of the time.. but that doesn't mean that it's not still there (and still going to happen to each of us eventually).

I believe that many of us could benefit from a little more introspection and going face-to-face with our fear of death. Astrology is a wonderful tool that helps shed light on this taboo subject, while comforting us at the same time.

The 8th house is the house of death. It traditionally relates to other things as well, such as inheritance, sex and other people's money. But overall, the 8th house shows how we will die in this lifetime and any surrounding issues related to our deaths.

Look into your chart and find what sign your 8th house Cusp is in, and if there are any planets in the house. In order to prolong your life, take extra caution in the matters related to your 8th house cusp sign.

When your 8th house cusp is in;

Aries: It typically shows a death which will be related to fires, anger, speedy impulse (as in driving too fast or acting without thinking), blood illnesses/loss of blood, fights or disputes with other people which you may lose. Be extra careful in these areas. If you are anemic, pay extra attention to your health.

Taurus: Since Taurus is ruled by Venus, this usually shows a very peaceful passing; a bitter-sweet death. Could be related to your throat or neck, over-eating, diabetes, or some "earthy" way.. natural disasters, etc. These natives are usually quite old when they pass. These natives usually leave a legacy and their deaths make history.

Gemini: The highest majority of times pass by respiratory complications. Pneumonia, asphyxiation, blockage in the air-pipes, lung diseases, smoking, emphysema, lack of breath. Be extra careful looking after your lungs and breathing. Quit smoking if you are a smoker!

Cancer: At home. These natives typically pass at home, surrounded by loved ones, or even at the very same time as their parents or other family members. Could also be related to accidents in the home, food (obesity), breast illnesses/cancers, stomach issues. Take extra care of your breasts/stomach areas. Regular breast exams are encouraged, even for men.

Leo: Most often is related to the heart. Heart troubles, heart attacks. Or by over-estimating yourself (as in a fight or other risky venture). It could also be related to very grand, dramatic deaths; such as on TV, in front of a crowd/audience, or an otherwise bold way. Keep your heart in the best shape possible. Eat well, stay focused on getting cardio exercise often.

Virgo: Is usually related to health issues, intestinal problems or illnesses, bad 'germs' (such as the contagious flu). Or due to bad medicine / poisons. Stay on top of your health! Develop great hygiene, visit your doctors often and protect yourself from nervous tension that may cause intestinal/stomach upset. Be careful of medicines.

Libra: Often related to diabetes, lovers, sweets. Death, for these natives, will most likely be very peaceful, beautiful and even artistic. In sleep, at the same time as your spouse, or another easy, loving way. Smooth death which will come at a time when you are totally at peace.

Scorpio: Mysterious deaths, sexual deaths, possibly related to STD's. Hidden and quite often, these natives pass alone -- or rarely, at the hand of someone else. Possibly in war, or somehow during a sexual experience. It is usually quite intense and spiritually enlightening. Be extra careful in matters of sex. Get regular checkups of your reproductive organs. Protect yourself from sexual illnesses and refrain from provoking others.

Sagittarius: In a far away land, or while traveling. These natives typically do not pass away near their homes. They are very likely to grow old, and only pass away when their bodies are too tired to carry on. Could be while on a trip/vacations/overseas, could be related to foreigners, could be related to growths (such as tumors or even obesity). Carefree death that is usually quite easy. On a physical front, protect yourself from growths by dealing with stress and emotions quickly so that they do not build up. Be extra careful while traveling, driving, and the like.

Capricorn: Very often lives to see 80, 90 or even an older age! These people have the ability to live the very longest lives, if they take good care of themselves and keep working. Their bodies typically begin to go downhill after retirement, so the key to an exceptionally long life is to keep on working.. if not in a career, find other fulfilling "work" to keep yourself busy into old age (hobbies, volunteer work, care-taking for others, etc). Be careful of your knees and work-related stresses.

Aquarius: Unexpected, quick and usually painless. People with this placement typically pass very unexpectedly, tending to shock everyone around them. Bizarre accidents, or even related to their friends.. possibly at the same time as some of their friends, while with a friend, etc. Stay aware of your surroundings!

Pisces: Pisces 8th houses are usually the ones you find passing in their sleep. Watery-related deaths, drugs, alcohol, suicides, or liquid build-ups somewhere in the body are all related to Pisces. Death is usually an extremely spiritual happening to you, very peaceful, dreamy and even beautiful. Could also be because you sacrificed your life to "protect" someone. Be careful around water, and refrain from drugs and alcohol. Easy, spiritual death.

If you have any planets inside your 8th house, they can also be interpreted to show the surrounding issues related to your death in this lifetime. Planets will be explored in part 2.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eros by Sign - Sexual Astrology - Your Secret Turn-on

Eros is an asteroid and generally focuses on sexual energy. The words "Erotic" and "Erotica" were both born from this demi-god Eros. Eros describes what gets you aroused the very most. (Mars describes how you ACT on that arousal.) Look into your chart to determine where your Eros is placed, and read below to see a few interpretations. Do any of them ring true for you?

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Eros in Aries: Loves to be the leader, Master, in control. Your needs come first in the bedroom. You may like a partner to control or lead you instead. Quick to orgasm and usually are attracted to active, feisty, even rude and arrogant partners. Clear visuals are very important for you (lights on!), foreplay isn't necessary as you prefer to get right down to action!

Eros in Taurus: Slow and steady is more to your taste. You are most attracted to sweet, stable and loving partners. Tradition. Someone who sweeps you off your feet, massages you, lights candles and lays you down on a bed of roses gets you fired up every time. Orgasms take long for you, but you usually don't mind. Foreplay is better than the climax in your world.

Eros in Gemini: Is the original switch. You like it up, down, sideways, all around... anyway is better than no way, you say. Most likely bi, with a big interest in role-playing. Erotic stories are sometimes better than porn films for you. Dirty talk gets you in the mood every time. You may fantasize over transsexuals, hermaphrodites or the like.. androgynous partner. Attracted to young, witty, talkative and very versatile partners; someone who will experiment with you in every imaginable position!

Eros in Cancer: The way to this wo/man's bed is through their stomach.. food, comfort and cozy nuzzling gets them in the mood quick. They love nothing more than to be babied and doted on by a partner. Or to baby and dote on their partners. Breast really turn you on. Pregnant women and even breast-feeding are both likely a turn-on for you. Probably very attracted to older women (who possibly resemble their own mother or an archetypal mother in some way). On a more taboo note; you may have secret fantasies about incest or family members. Very sensitive lovers who rarely ever make the first move, if you want them you'd better approach them instead!

Eros in Leo: Spotlights and attention light their fire fast! They love to perform for themselves and others, probably have a mirror above their beds (to see themselves in action) and love to make videos of their sexual adventure. They're exhibitionists, exotic dancers, porn actors/actresses and the one who demands you worship and adore them sexually. (Or they may turn this around, and want their partners to perform for them instead!)

Eros in Virgo: They cant get aroused unless the dishes are put up, the bed is neat and you've both showered recently. Speaking of the shower, that's probably their ideal place to get some action! They are attracted to the young, pure partners or the clean, intelligent and well-organized. This is the Virgin ideal, they want a pure, untouched flower to call their own. May be a voyeur. Loves the sexy librarian look, or the sexy scientist. They are traditional and not prone to experimenting!

Eros in Libra: Romance me to bed me. A partner wont stand a chance to get them in the mood if they don't have red roses, poetry and lace surrounding the moment. Theses are the ones who most often fantasize about their own spouses! Nothing's more sexy to them than their sex partner wearing a wedding band.. if they are not married themselves, they probably fantasize about sleeping with OTHER married people!

Eros in Scorpio: All of the taboos. Drawn to secretive, hidden encounters. Anything taboo, dark, controlling, intense and forbidden gets you going. Most likely attracted to spies (sexy James Bond), people who you see as powerful (ring leaders, presidents, spiritual leaders, etc), "helpless"/submissive or other people who share an interest in the forbidden. Likes to be in control, BDSM, rape fantasies. You probably fantasize about forcing yourself onto someone else or having someone force themselves on you. Try to control any tenancies for violence.

Eros in Sagittarius: Exotic sex! The sexiest partner for you will always be a foreigner, someone with a strong accent, striking exotic features, a different race. Philosophers get you in the mood, your eyes are really on other races. Any kind of sex is good for you as long as you have a foreigner in your arms... discussing philosophy.. or travels.. or religion.. or culture. You may fantasize about wise men, nuns, monks, student/teacher scenes.

Eros in Capricorn: Sexy businessmen. You're most attracted to women/men in suits. The big boss, the executive, the responsible, older, wiser partner. Possibly resembling your own father or a father archetype in some way.. Or you like to "father" them. Major age differences turn you on. The theme of control plays a huge role for you as well. Either a partner much older than yourself, or much younger (though still legal). Traditional in bed, and highly self-controlled sexually. You have the ability to go years without sex. Celibacy would be easy for you.

Eros in Aquarius: Weird, unconventional and/or outrageous partners turn you on! The misfits in society, the mad hatters, the laughing genius. Bright and rebellious partners attract you. You probably fantasize over friends and group-sex -- the more the merrier. The idea of having an orgy gets you aroused. Possibly a swinger, you love to experiment with different partners; and if you are committed to a partner, you must have lots of newness to keep you sexually pleased and devoted to them.

Eros in Pisces: You love the idea of a prince charming, or princess charming, sweeping you off your feet then taking control of you ... feet are a major turn on. You probably have somewhat of a foot fetish. You may also be very attracted to the weak, soft partners who need you. Damsels in distress turn you on! Or on the flip side, you may be turned on by playing the weaker, more vulnerable partner. Water sex, skinny dipping and lots of lube get you going. May really like golden showers and any other liquid foreplay. You may fantasize about mystical sex. Dreams of sex often. Most likely, you are submissive and crave stronger - more dominant - partners who lead the way to orgasm for you.