Venus in Scorpio 2018: Beauty and Challenges

Venus rules 2 archetypes: Libra and Taurus. To get an idea about the meanings of Venus let us explore these two signs.

Libra, on the surface, is about harmony and relationships. It can be about these things and the benefits we receive from equal exchange from another, learning through giving or taking and our own needs being met through this process. But it could also highlight the need for balance and therefore the reality of the signature could be just the opposite: imbalanced and partial, excessive and self-interested or too selfless in unhealthy ways. Especially when we introduce Scorpio with this Venus signature, it can show there is something to be improved on. Growth is required. Scorpio can show that there has been a limitation in the previous, past-life expression of the energy. It can indicate that we have not been all that Venus can be: fair, eager to listen and to be willing to not only take but also give or that we may have been more likely to give and our karma in this life is to learn to take; either could be the interpretation.

Taurus, on the surface, is about beauty, and harmony and our resources and our money. A deeper look reveals it to be about building something that is worthy and long-lived. We are pressured to build something that is perfect in such a way as to stand the test of incarnation. We must be able to verify this worth through what we see, feel, touch or taste. Incarnation is indeed a test because what we devise in our intellect may be quite successful however it is only when it is tested on the physical plane we really see whether the idea has value which is another terrific Taurus word. The Taurus archetype pressures us to explore a fundamental part of our humanity-the sensual life. We are here to enjoy the senses. This is an essential message and we are all educated in this through our Venus. Venus in Scorpio indicates a need to go deeply into this process. It indicates we must reconfigure what we build, what we value. We could have been, in past incarnations, overly invested in a value system that was not as deep, as fully expressive of who and what our SOUL thought us capable. It is to be exploded in the present incarnation.
Venus in Scorpio, in one symbol, expresses all of this.
Another important part of this energy is the joining of Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Aquarius because Venus will be squared by Mars from early September to the last of October. If Venus in Scorpio is about bringing a deeper, more balanced relationship with others in our environment and about a deeper relationship with ourselves, redefining our values and our productivity then when it squares Mars in Aquarius we are pressured indeed! Mars is the red button that amps up the energy of this process. If we feel limited and frustrated in our lack of balanced relationships and lack of a value system that truly reflects our SOUL then Mars makes us feel this lack even more intensely. We must defend our relationships and values to ourselves but if our SOUL has felt unhappy in these things then with Mars in Aquarius challenging us we will not be able to take it. Our fuse will be short, anger high. If we fail to change and grow to be more completely as our SOUL dictates we will miss the opportunity. We may rage, frustrated, grasping at superficial values and sensual experiences to fill the void.
To do well with this Venusian energy, relax into the intensity of the experience. Feel our way because with Scorpio we must first feel for if we go into the intellect we will split ourselves off from our emotional processing, from our emotional intelligence. Then, as we start from this place we may be able to not only feel but see with perfect vision the Mars in Aquarius vantage which allows clarity of emotional expression. We may be able to not react from our wounds but synthetically process our deep wounds with clarity at this time.
Venus will also retrograde come October 5, 2018 through November 15, 2018. This happens every 1.6 years so is not that common a planetary movement or archetypal energy.
Venus retrograde brings with it an ability to let go of unwanted emotional baggage. We are given the opportunity to step outside our usual habits in relationships and in our relationship to what we hold dear. We are thrown into a space of upheaval! We can see the retrograde is quite synergistic with the energetic intensity I have discussed. If we feel intensely frustrated with our values, productivity or ability to make manifest something truly beautiful in our life, whether in relationship dynamics or in physical form then this is the time to let go to make room for a new dynamic. We are gifted with this energetic flick of the wrist to get rid of what we no longer need, make room for values, relationships, creative manifestations that are more in line with our SOUL. Grab and hold on.

Moon and Sun Archetypes and the Evolving Self

The archetype of the moon represents our evolving ego. The Moon by Sign and House describes our instinctive way of functioning. It shows what we see and what we are drawn to. This portrays what feeds us. This is very important because in the process of a life, of ingesting the archetype as portrayed through the House and Sign of the Moon, we are continually becoming something different than we started.

If we examine what this is saying, we can see that the Moon gives us a picture of where we start in this incarnation which is on a fundamental level, the mother. It also shows where we must go to further each of our emotional evolution.

If the Moon shows what we “see” in this life, with Moon in Aries, the soul starts from birth with a maternal relationship that could involve fighting with her or for her. It could represent an individual whose soul is fed when their mother is a fighter. To take this example further, through the course of a life they will “see” situations, events, through which they take action, fight for a cause, pioneer or take a stand. These Arian Moonchildren feel that they cannot allowing helplessness to be the mode of action. They become this fighter because it gives them sustenance not only on a physical level but on a spiritual level.

The Sun is the evolving Meaning of a life. It is the performance of a life. It is what is left when it is all over, it is the legacy.

If we combine the Sun archetype with the Moon we see the why and the who of a consciousness. In the above example, if the Moon is in Aries-the identification with the fight against helplessness is seen but if we connect the ego, the self-identity (Moon) with the purpose (Sun) for an incarnation we get another piece to elaborate the picture of a SOUL. If the Sun is in Pisces we connect these and find a personality that fights, becomes a fighter but for what purpose? The purpose with Sun in Pisces is to fight for the love of life as a concept. There is the need for the life to not be personal but to be for the collective.

The Soul in this incarnation can be quite nicely fleshed out with the understanding of the Sun and the Moon and how they work together.

If we look at the relationship between the two luminaries, Sun and Moon, we can see that the Moon, what is digested and what gets our attention then will direct the energy of the Sun in such a way as to mold the expression of the Sun. We become the Moon, it feeds us and this in turn will alter the purpose of this incarnation, the Sun.

One more layer to this is that the South Node of the Moon in the chart represents another type of Moon energy. This represents the ego, identity associations that we have brought in from previous incarnations. It gives yet another layer of evolution. If the Moon is our starting identity and evolving identity in this incarnation then we can see what identity we brought in with us from previous lifetimes with the archetype of the South Node of the Moon. I would even propose there is a sort of energetic transformation of the soul as seen in these symbols. From past incarnations we brought through an identity. That identity had good and bad characteristics as developed in a single or even many incarnations but is seen in a single symbol in the chart. The Moon is the new identity. This symbol represents the need for growth in this life. In these two symbols there is a past and a present and even a future because the Moon represents both the present and the future in this incarnation. We bring in a self-identity shown in the South Node, we will be made secure and comfortable and then through gradual processing, chewing on and eventual growth, evolve (Moon). This process then will also evolve our evolutionary purpose (Sun).

If there is a solid understanding of the South Node of the Moon, Moon and Sun in a Natal chart, the basis of the Soul; the past identity, present and evolving ego identification and the meaning of this life  is thoroughly understood.

The Archetype of Cancer, Moon and the 4th House

The Archetype of Cancer, Moon, 4th House and the separating square is cardinal and water. Water signs are about emotional process and integration. When this integration process is combined with cardinality, we are pressured to act, we cannot run from the realm of emotional integration. People with Cancer as the Sun, Moon, Mars or on the Ascendant to name a few possibilities, will react and process emotionally. To become an emotionally well-adjusted adult, we must be able to come to peace with our feeling-life putting it into some framework based upon previous experiences. For example, if you as an adult lose a parent, there would be a need to feel the experience, grief, etc. In this “feeling” (cancer) there is the ability to use previous, similar experiences that have been worked on. If the previous work has been productive and the process effective, there will be the ability to feel sad but to move through the experience so that there can be a quick return to functioning. If there has not been effective, and healthy integration, an individual will be confronted with this death and will be rocked to the core, unable to get back to happy, daily life. This lack of processing could have been in the present incarnation or a previous one. Cancer strongly seen in the Natal Chart can show an individual with an evolutionary need to engage in this emotional processing in this incarnation because this process has been derailed in previous incarnations. This kind of individual will be emotionally triggered in this life, will be raging or crying at the seemingly slightest detail. This type of response shows that emotional integration and abnormal processing is pulling the strings.
The symbol of Cancer is the crab. This is a water and land dweller. They must function in both environments. Whereas the Pisces fish only is adapted to the environment of water, the crab is more versatile. When well-adjusted and healthy, they live in both the emotional-water world, needing time alone but able to emerge effectively in the air-breathing domain. If these types become too consumed with the emotional processing, they are not able to effectively function in daily life and are not dealing well with this energy.

This archetype is quite nurturing. They can be very supportive and home life can be very important. This is because the processing necessary for healthy function requires an environment in which they can let down their guard. They will understand about vulnerability so will support those who need it. Many cancerians love children and will be tender caregivers because of this understanding of vulnerability. Another facet of this energy is the concept of loyalty. These types are fiercely loyal and protective. This is classically a loyalty to family however there are many cancer personalities that are loyal to a collective issue or to their motherland.
Keywords for Cancer include:
Family, mother or motherland
Gestation, time, birth
Emotions and the emotional body
The matriarchal lineage or the matriarchy or matriarch
In the body, the stomach, breasts, uterus, and the ovaries.
Natives of this archetype include John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth and was a U.S Senator. He had Sun, Mars and Pluto in Cancer. He was obviously quite loyal to the cause of the United States of America.
Anne Frank, the famous child who many have understood the horrors of WWII through was another with the Cancer archetype strongly figured. She had Moon conjunct Mars and Neptune and these were aspected by the North Node of the Moon and Jupiter through a separating square. Her journal described her emotional process of this terrible time in history.

The Archetype of Capricorn, Saturn and the 10th House

Capricorn is a cardinal, earth sign. The cardinal signs speak of a new cycle. We act first and think second. Typically, when we do stop to think and the consequences of the leap are realized there is a moment of panic. The initial leap is important because we all must make changes from old, not working habits to new, but the adrenaline rush of the freeze then causes a step backward toward the old mode of being. This is the process of the Cardinal Archetypes; two steps forward and one step back. In the Earth Signs we need to see the results in form. We see what works and what doesn’t graphically in the tangibility that is the of the form of earth signs and this teaches us. In Capricorn life is our teacher and our job in this is to listen to our life. Why do we take a step forward at all? This process is anxiety provoking! Why not just stay in the comfort of our old habits? The answer to this is that Capricorn is very aware, at least archetypically, of morality, right conduct and climbing up the mountain to get to a better place. We make a change because something inside each of us wants our life to become more in-synch with each of our own idea of what is “right”. So, what if you act without morals, act for the outcome without considering the means that are used? This is also Capricorn.

Capricorn is the labor, the work we give to life to make it better.

Capricorn is the process of maturation, we grow up and leave the comfort of mother and in this we then can become a contributor to society, doing our share.

Capricorn is about timing, it is the celestial clock that indicates that we are ready.

Capricorn is the test of credibility, the elder and the crone.

Capricorn and Saturn show where we must grow up and work to gain credibility. It shows where we have digressed and where we must evaluate our own morality. In this placement we must ask questions and come to terms and in this way improve upon something that hasn’t been up to our own evaluation of ultimate “right” in this incarnation or another.


The Symbol of Capricorn is the Goat. The steady climb of the goat up the vertical face of the mountain. This is the path of Capricorn. Resilience and patience are gifts of these types. There is no easy ascent but there is also no greater gift then the self-respect earned through facing the challenge of the demon of morality vs immorality and we all have one.

Keywords for Capricorn include:

Authority, Parent, Elder, Ancestors

Alignment and Morality, Testing


Time, Coming of Age, Ready


In the Body the skeleton, bones, processes of crystallization

Representatives of this Archetype include Steven Hawking who is a theoretical physicist and mathematician who worked to understand the very structure of our reality. He also has lived with the debilitating disease, ALS, that completely destroyed the structural integrity of his body. He has his Sun and Mercury in Capricorn.

Both General George Patton and General Collin Powell have Moon in Capricorn and are examples of lifetimes committed to leadership.

Gemini, Mercury and the 3rd House

Gemini is of the air element. There is an emphasis on ideas and the mind. The exchange with others is key and they are extremely sensitive and fight against partiality and prejudice. The modality of Gemini is mutable-there is a desire to spread these ideas. There is an ability to name phenomena, decode it, to understand it. Through understanding, we can tame and control life. We gather facts, data and in Gemini we see the thread of consistency and make sense of existence through this thread.

The symbol of Gemini is the twins. To understand this association, think of your siblings as another you, able to go out and see the world from a different perspective. Through synthesizing these different experiences, collecting bits of the truth, there can be realized a much more complete truth.

Writing, speaking and thinking are Gemini processes. These allow both the spread of ideas and the absorption of differing perspectives both important to this sign.

Different cultures are also an important aspect of this sign because they represent the diversity Gemini is about.

Gemini gathers, sees, and hears as many differing ideas as possible. It is as if they have a special organ, an antenna, that allows this listening, gathering and seeing of information. The purpose of this is to reach a closer approximation of the actual truth. There is an understanding in this sign that truth is relative and instinctively abhor partial truths.  Gemini’s know that the world is a dangerous place and it is only through understanding what life truly is that successful choices can be made. What if we make a choice based upon a partial truth? This makes us vulnerable.

Keywords for Gemini include:

Mind, learning, early school years



Cross-cultural exchange

Data gathering and seeing the thread of logic

Truth or questions about truth

Movement, dance


The Brain, the hands and the extremities.

Iconic Gemini figures include Tina Fey. She is a comedienne who has been very successful with her speaking and writing talent. She has Mars conjunct Venus in Gemini and Mercury is conjunct the Midheaven.

Julian Assange is a controversial figure and whether we think he is completely truthful, he is about spread of information and transparency. The subject of truth and lies are a part of his legacy. He has Venus and Saturn in Gemini and North Node in the 3rd House.







Winter Solstice 2017 and Early Eclipses 2018

The December Solstice is the exhale of one year and the inhale of the next. It is the coming of the Sun after the longest night in the Northern Hemisphere. We all live from one inhale to the next, one dawn to the next with the possibility that it will not come but when it does we are afforded security (Moon) and we then can build a life that has meaning and significance for us (Sun). We are given the opportunity through a lifetime of inhalations, a lifetime of sunrises and moonrises to create a life that hopefully leads to a better future (Sun and North Node).

I would like to look at three very profound moments in time, the ingress of the Sun in Capricorn on the upcoming Solstice day and the Lunar and Solar Eclipses in early 2018, to look at the first months of the year through the lenses of this monumental energy.

The chart of the ingress of the Sun into Capricorn on the Solstice is remarkable for Saturn conjunct the Sun at 0 degrees Capricorn. Sun in Capricorn finds meaning in a path that truly works, gives us respectability and success. There is a call, it is NOW and pressures us to develop systems and structures in our life that will be reliable. It is the inner authority we must find to provide a structure for our life that will give us the leg up we need to make progress. This is not only a new phase conjunction but on a cardinal degree; a promise so new it will feel like a memory, a vision of what might be but with these images in the 12th House there is a sensitivity to this energy. There is the need to be realistic. We may have an image of what type of authority we should have or would want to be, but the question is what is possible. The naivety and dreamlike quality of these 12th House Capricorn planets must be recognized because in recognition there is power.  With this placement we must let go of our shoulds, ideals and dreams, these will keep us frozen and like the 0 degree, caught in a suspended animation of potential. We want to be effective. We all feel the hunger for an authority that we can trust but it is not only outside ourselves, it is within. This 12th House expression takes maturity and a degree of spiritual alignment for the best possible expression, until this happens this Capricorn energy can be twisted. Capricorn can see the result as more important than the process and so may represent the desired end on the surface but not act consistent with respectable values. This hypocrisy is one facet we all must watch for within and without. Promises made but not kept are another facet of this that represents an authority that cannot be trusted. Pluto is out of aspect but found in Capricorn and in the 12th House. It gives further description regarding this Capricorn energy. This provides further evidence of a possible shadow-side to this issue. Venus in the 11th House conjuncting the Sun/Saturn pair shows that what we offer and what we are looking for in relationships is progress, not business as usual. We are looking for a visionary. We value this in ourselves as well. This is reinforced with the sign of Aquarius on the 2nd House cusp. We are looking for a revolution. This will be given impetus due to Jupiter in Scorpio (emphasized with the 15-degree placement) conjunct Mars and squaring the Nodal Axis.

Revolution is in the air. The South Node of the Moon is in Aquarius and is conjunct the Moon. At this Solstice we will be fed by this rebelliousness. The placement of the South Node of the Moon in the 1st House is monumental, we will rebel first and ask questions later. This is further emphasized with the Ruler of the South Node, Uranus in Aries. We are screaming for liberation. This Uranus is vocal! We have a screaming match between our patriarchal, not listening and entrenched authority and our new regime. With South Node conjunct the Moon, the new regime has to do with a voice that is more inclusive of the wisdom of community and more involved with a true give and take starting from values of mutual respect (conjunct Juno). This is a time to be vocal, express what we need from an authority in ourselves and from others. We have an opportunity to bring this energy to fruition. With the North Node in Leo and conjunct Ceres we have an opportunity of integration of this more inclusive energy and because the Ruler of the North Node is the Sun in Capricorn we have come full circle. We have a way through the impasse with the energy of the 7th House, learning to listen to the other, coming from a place of shared values of kindness and willingness to forgive injustice. We must speak with a clear voice to this entrenched patriarchy we have experienced, to birth a better future. This will be a war; to recover the blessing of a mature Sun in Capricorn in the 12th House, a type of responsible and respectful authority. We must wage this war. With the conjunction of Jupiter and mars in Scorpio, a combustible pair at best, we must resign ourselves to the process of emotional cleansing. There has been so much toxicity from our entrenched patriarchal beliefs and toxicity from and attachment to the angry feminine that we must see the value in forgiveness (Neptune in the 2nd House).

The next chart is that of the Lunar Eclipse on January 31, 2018. This is another keyhole of potential energy that we can harness for change. At the eclipse we have a fusion of the energy that gives us meaning and the energy that feeds us and gives us security thus, bringing a potential for breakthrough.

We can see a progression here. As compared to the Solstice Chart where we saw the Sun in the 12th House- that self-conscious, unsure authority that could go either way- we go back to the old patriarchal-dominated good old boys or the rebel; it has chosen a side.  There is now all out rebellion! This Lunar Eclipse chart now shows Pluto-, the frustrated and impotent, raging patriarchal authority who is entrenched in perpetuating its own interests and who is invested in exclusivity and failing to listen-moving just past the Ascendant. We are now committed to changing this authority and can now be effective in our fight.

In this chart there is a massive coalition of planets in the 1st House. We have been given a mission! With Mercury widely conjunct Pluto in the 1st we now have a skillset that aids in our fight. We have the determination, the energy and an understanding of systems to be effective in our revolution for a New Order. There is an even greater emphasis on the effective integration of both the patriarchal and the matriarchal view. One portrayal of this duality is to bring out the best of the father principle, to upgrade and renovate, to reinvent so that we have less exclusivity and a more authentic challenge to transform what we have accepted as the status quo. We have effectively integrated our understanding of the need for a revolution in our relationships to becoming more involved with new solutions of equality. We see there have been previous iterations of this potential with the conjunctions on the South Node and on the North Node a time to re-evaluate this dynamic. And to truly be effective in integrating this change we must not be afraid of confrontation. The square to Jupiter in Scorpio has moved from the 9th House to the 10th House. From a sense of gridlock in previous judgmental ideologies to the ability to truly act in a manner that is constructive, finding positive solutions with integrity (10th House).

The final chart of this series is that of the Solar Eclipse on February 15, 2018. There is a completely different tone in this chart. On the cusp of the Ascendant we have Cancer instead of Capricorn. This emphasizes a transition from an external, outward and more patriarchal mentality to one of introspection. Instead of the warrior bent of the previous charts, here we are challenged to establish inner security. The ruler of this is the Moon in Aquarius conjunct the Sun in the 9th House which is also conjunct Venus in Pisces. In its best expression this represents a fusion of a higher-minded, more progressive thrust of both the masculine and the feminine archetypes toward Universality. There is indeed great potential here that seeks to integrate the highest in each of us in mind and in spirit. In the 9th House we are asked to develop our faith, and in this there is potential to go far. If approached in this inspiring manner we will be protected and can establish inner security. There is also the potential, however, based upon how we chose to express the energies in the previous charts, for a less exalted outcome. There could be lies and misinformation spread to keep the outward peace at the expense of the truth that we haven’t come any closer to integrating. We could be distanced and separated, floating in isolation within our relationships.

The South Node in the 8th House-brings again, a need for deep work, and this time it is emphasized by not just its placement in the 8th House but also by its square to Jupiter in Scorpio. There is a challenge and another chance to hold on to the process of emotional honesty and metamorphosis of our purpose (Jupiter in the 5th) and this process will be rewarded! We may be able to reach a balancing point or steady state of masculine and feminine (Sun conjunct the Moon). To me if successful, this will allow confrontation to be a means to push forward truth (Jupiter squaring the Nodal Axis and Mercury conjunct the South Node). This is a huge calling, and we will be challenged to achieve this with Pluto in the 7th House. Suffice it to say the frustrations and weaknesses within our relationships will certainly be felt. The intention at the root of this type of confrontation is to realize that when words are spoken they are heard as another possibility rather than a challenge or a reason to defend. Words should be heard coming from someone who is on your side rather than on an opposing side. In this way both sides are recognized as being on the same side just seen from a different angle and a disagreement is only another option rather than an affront or confrontation. This dialogue is needed to pull us out of our ideals or evasions and into the emotional truths that must be integrated.

The Solstice and Eclipse energies are pivotal and portentous. Are we to integrate, using emotional processing and pain, for revolution? We must open up to our own process of descent into painful emotional purging. Am I consistently ready to take the next step in my growth? Can I be more consistent? Am I strong enough to dive into my own emotional truths to become who I should be, thus leading to a revolution of emotional depth? This will be an intensely painful but equally rewarding process. If pursued with integrity, we will have the potential to rework and re-align our highest possible purpose and outward masculine principle, thereby enabling our goals to be met without subjugating others. What we need emotionally may become very clear to us, which will help us stop being driven by the lack of integrating our deep emotional wounds. This work will lead to the ability to understand how to fulfill our own needs by ourselves rather than projecting those unmet needs onto another who we may have been raging against due to those same needs not being met. This will allow a revolution to take place with consistent and balanced expression of masculine and feminine, thus healing the raging and subjugation and allowing emotional integration for consistent action and healthy emotional fulfillment

The Archetype of Sagittarius, Jupiter and the 9th House

The archetype of Sagittarius, Jupiter and the 9th House and to be inclusive, the waxing trine, are about going far, spreading the details involved as far as possible. Sagittarius is buoyant, optimistic and has the intuitive understanding that there is a vision to be realized, a potential to be achieved and gives the gift of this believing.

Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign. The progression of the Fire Signs shows that in Aries we have the emotional response to powerlessness and feels the uprising of energy to begin something new. In Leo we see the need to create, the form is possible and in Sagittarius there is fruition that allows this to be spread beyond the immediate environment. Even though we cannot see them we know there is a wider audience we can reach. Mutability is the spreading of the idea. Here we have several applications of this sign: missionary work and teaching. These both have much to do with Sagittarius.


The symbol of Sagittarius is an archer with the upper body of a man and the lower half of a horse. This has several meanings. This represents the intuited knowledge that even though the target is not seen, there is potential for realization of the arrow finding the target. It also represents the fusion of human and animal, the need for the understanding there must be a fusion of the higher minded vision and inspiration of humanity with nature, we must be aligned with what is natural. If we are to realize our potential as humans we must not forsake nature.

Nature and freedom is a large part of the makeup of these folks and many find their voice in the natural world. These types are utterly true to themselves and this can both be a boon and a curse. We can see this in the charts of those who have a large gift to give and so are true to themselves in spite of others who would try to change them. We can also see the reverse, those who have become attached to a path that is not so healthy and will continue in this way in spite of everything.

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, and this gives further clarity of this archetype. Ask yourself where can I go far in this incarnation? By looking to this archetype in the Natal Chart this question can be answered.

There is always the negative expression and with Sagittarius it is about this very issue extremism, intolerance and mania. With Sag we are so full of our own grandeur it can be taken too far. We have the potential of obesity, too much of a good thing. There is the potential for intolerance and even persecution. We think our way the only way and will stop at nothing to convince others of this, our truth. It is seeing your truth as the whole truth; these are the pitfalls of this archetype.

Keywords associated with the Sagittarius Archetype include:

Faith, Religion


Spreading farther than the her and now


Growth and Expansion

Convince and Convert

Teacher, Sensei

In the body the liver and any process of growth.

Billy Graham is the most influential preacher of the 20th Century. He has Mars and Moon conjunct in Sagittarius.

Another strongly Sagittarian is Maria Montessori. She revolutionized education with her more nurturing approach to education. The ruler of her South Node is in Sagittarius and this is opposed by Jupiter.


Archetype of Taurus, Venus and the Second House

Taurus is fixed and Earth. The Earth element pertains to solidity; incarnation into form on the physical plane. Because incarnation is so important facets of living in a body are also important such as learning about themselves and lessons regarding who they are through touch, through feedback from the tangibles. We learn quickly when in physical form- there is no ambivalence about what is working and what isn’t. We like things that feel good, sensual experiences are sought because part of Taurus job is to enjoy, to identify what is reliable and what works when in physical form so in a direct fashion (not intellectual at all) GOOD=COMFORTABLE. The senses are of unparalleled development: touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. There is an unapologetic enjoyment of the senses and a talent in identifying good things. These types are rich in talent, they have an aura of attraction and beauty. These folks have an air of self-sufficiency and this is very attractive. They are so not needy of others that we flock to them to have a bit of this magic rub off on us. They enjoy the best but too much of a good thing is…..EVEN BETTER (hahahaha). Seriously, too much of this is limiting and can get these folks in trouble. The problem is that their most obvious asset is their physical body but they can hurt their body through unbalanced experiences of sensuality; a balance is needed and life will bring valuable lessons and is another tangible learning tool.

Taurus is a fixed sign which means these folks are resourceful, again talented and royalty of manifestation with the other fixed signs of the zodiac (Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius). When healthy these folks can learn from tangibles that work and use their intrinsic talent to manifest.

An important point is that being so much about their process-they trust their own talent (why shouldn’t they?), they have the confidence, can identify what is valuable, they have the resources to produce and manifest on this physical plane that this by itself can become problematic. Their evolutionary talent is  self-sufficiency, whole unto itself but, of course, too much “me” and “mine” will lead them to a solitary, well-appointed penthouse; not needing others until they do. At some point a saturation point is reached, they need input from another to grow. This is the balance point that will be reached through inclusion of the opposite archetype, Scorpio.

The symbol is The Bull. This is a straight-forward image showing the sheer physicality that is such a part of Taurus; massive, stubborn, somewhat impervious to input from the environment.

Keywords for the Taurus Archetype:

Talented, Resourceful

Calm, what calms us down

Beautiful, Sensual, what we appreciate



Physical, Sexual


In the Body the throat the thyroid gland and the voice.


Representatives of this Archetype include George Clooney. He demonstrates the unmistakable magnetism and sheer attractiveness of this archetype.

Another individual who epitomizes this is Coco Chanel. She started an empire very Taurean-related it is all about physical beauty and sensuality. Her South Node is in Taurus and the ruler of this, Venus, is conjunct her Sun.


The Archetype of Scorpio, Pluto and the 8th House

This Archetype is Fixed Water. Interesting that this description brings ice to mind because it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Scorpio archetype figured strongly in a chart may come across as cool and distant initially, this is not because they are analytical and detached, that describes the Fixed Air Archetype of Aquarius. Scorpios cultivate this cool persona because they are getting a lay of the land before they give any of their secrets away. Scorpio usually has learned the hard way through their life that there is a possibility of danger; there is a dark side and trust is a precious gift they only give when it is earned. If you were to see the true nature of this sort they are emotional. They live in their emotions and react from this place. They are very intuitive because of this. You can rationalize with the intellect, but those who react emotionally are IN IT, they cannot lie. Fixed Water people are determined. They know what they want and are passionate about it. They are here to make manifest and produce and these folks can succeed. The force of the emotions can drive them without sleep or food, if they decide it is worth doing, they will get it done. Scorpio types are described as ruthless, this is the other side to this quality. The positive expression is faithful, devoted and honest, anything less is not worthy of their energy.

An important facet of this archetype is that they understand that emotions are the interface of our evolution. They are about the unadulterated truth because anything less than this is a waste of time. They are on the planet to evolve their soul. This is true for all but these folks’ mission is to push their limits, they know there is so much more than where they are at any given point and do not rest until they are closer to their highest potential.  

Scorpio types feel so acutely their emotions that if they are not able to achieve some measure of success they can manipulate, use others and betray to achieve some degree of power. With this strong drive there must be a guiding light or it can be misused.

The symbols of the Scorpio Archetype are the Scorpion and the Phoenix. These symbols represent the degree to which these folks direct their formidable energy into a constructive channel. The Scorpion represents the stinger, the use of their power solely to keep themselves invulnerable, fearful of allowing any sign of weakness. They are so IN IT, in their own place of lack of their potential that they do not want anybody to see how far from their highest self they are. They protect their weakness and in this way never allow others in. This perpetuates their vulnerability because another important point with this archetype is they must OPEN EMOTIONALLY to another to reach their potential. Scorpio is not truly about many partners, it is about a single true connection with another. If the relationship is about mutual growth they will never seek another mate. This bonding allows movement of energy in the root, helping these folks connect with their own Soul through another. It helps them calm down. The Phoenix represents the way these types continually evolve, burning through desires, outgrowing and releasing as easily as some take out the trash. This is the true strength of this Archetype, the power to annihilate parts of themselves that are no longer serving their higher purpose. This is another manifestation of their ruthlessness but in this instance it is perfectly serving the light.

Keywords for the Scorpio Archetype:

Emotional Power, Money



Destruction to create a better form




Represents the Sexual Organs-testes and ovaries and processes of enzymatic change and mutation such as of the DNA.

Spiro Agnew is a good example of this archetype. With his Sun and Venus in Scorpio and Jupiter in the 8th House he felt keenly his own powerlessness and was forced to resigns from Vice Presidential office due to tax evasion, financial misconduct and accepting bribes.

Umberto Agnelli was the youngest child of Edoardo Agnelli and the grandson of Giovanni who started the Fiat car company. He had Sun and Jupiter and Mercury in Scorpio with Moon conjunct the Nodal axis in Leo and conjunct Pluto and squaring the Scorpio planets. He was an example of powerlessness in that in spite of his massive wealth he was powerless to belong to a family. Both his parents were dead by the time he was 11 years old. His chart indicates he felt the loss of his parents intensely and much of his energy was to gain a more secure emotional foundation.

The Archetype of Aries, Mars and the First House

Aries is known to be the God of War. This gives us a gut feeling about the meaning in the birth chart. The deep significance of Aries; the need in each of us to fight. The question for each of us and is signified by Mars in our natal chart, what are we karmically destined to fight for? Where have we been pushed down and suppressed, where have we been the victim or experienced injustice? In this incarnation we can no longer grow on a soul level until we FIGHT, we RAGE, we simply cannot sit back and be passive, this is Mars.

Aries follows Pisces in the Natural Zodiac. Pisces, 12th house and Neptune in our natal chart shows, on one level, where we have felt powerlessness, been victimized and helpless. The First House shows this instinctive anger and response to this memory of victimization. We must feel our anger in to grow past what we have been. We must act and respond to this feeling of powerlessness and assert ourselves. In this incarnation this energy for each of us is seen in our natal placement of Mars, the Sign on the First House cusp and in any Planets in Aries in our chart.

The symbol of Aries is the RAM. This image is visceral for this archetype. Imagine the bend to the neck and the forward momentum to this animal. Head first, strong in will and body no obstacle is stronger.

Aries energy is instinctive, uncontrollable and raw. It is the rodeo horse ride, wild and fierce. Aries is represented by the Element of Fire and is Cardinal. Fire is the spark, the ignition, the passion. We have energy to use for a process. With cardinal, we start but because the process is new, we freak out. We are inspired to react against where we have been, start a new direction but then we are not sure where we go after the first step and may go back to where we started out of security needs. This then makes us feel frustrated and we react against our fear and take 2 steps further than where we initially jumped. And this is the Aries process, erratic and emotional but will move us forward.

Our desires in this life are represented by this archetype. Think of what you want and how you get it in this life, this is also Mars. Mars takes you on a direction; it becomes the direction of your life.

Keywords for Aries Archetype:

Pioneer, Fight

Instinct, Impulse

Anger, Rage


Desire, Sexuality

In the Body: The Skull, Generally the Head, the Penis, Red Blood Cells, Male hormones.

Albert 1 of Belgium is a good example of this archetype. He had Jupiter and South Node of the Moon in the 1st House and Sun in Aries and a prominent Mars. He was King of Belgium at the time of WW1. He personally fought at the front during this war for 4 years, leading his troops to a victory.

Hugo Chavez had Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus in the 1st house and is another good example of this archetype. He was a Venezuelan politician and revolutionary.