thealternativeblackgirl: Hi :3 Are we compatible? I'm a Sagittarius, Moon in Cap, Venus in Aquarius & Mars in Capricorn. He is a Cancer. Moon in Pisces, Venus in Gemini and Mars in Virgo. o:
Hi there :) I’m sorry for taking a long time to get back to you.
Thanks for letting me know all the right planets and their placements - those are the major love planets that we look for in astrology for compatibility. Are you an astrologer? :)
I think there’s a great potential for compatibility from the information you gave me.
* First, because his Venus is in Gemini, opposing your Sagittarius sun and trining your Venus in Aquarius. This means that you both require that you keep each other entertained and interested a lot in a relationship - boredom can get both of you guys out of the door pretty quick. But, when you two come together, there’s this very easy and natural flow of communications, where barriers come down. And more importantly, you keep each other entertained very easily. So that boredom doesn’t exist between you two, because you’re both open minded and fascinated by new things, changes, and ideas. You two can openly explore that with each other because you’re both very adventurous and keep each other entertained so there’s this easy going and flowing relationship between the two of you. At times he might get doubts about being in a relationship (in general, really) so just allow him to be free as much as you’re comfortable.
* Next, your Capricorn Moon opposes his Cancer sun, sextiles his Pisces Moon and trines his Mars in Capricorn. He’s going to welcome very much the way you bring structure to his life, almost as if you bring his dreams into reality. He is often swept up in the power of his own emotions and the frustrations associated with that, and you are this voice of reality that can coax him out of that state. At times, you may find yourself almost like a baby sitter, though. As I said before, he is often thrown into turmoil by mood swings and may be oversensitive to things, so you may feel at times that he is too dramatic and that you have to deal with the fallout of that. But overall, you have the potential to really help him find closure with those things and adapt a stronger and calmer approach to life. You have a very high potential for benefiting his life.
Plus, with Mars trine Mars (Capricorn and Virgo), there’s a lot of sexual chemistry too. You two also make a really good team and likely feel passionate about a lot of the same things.
I hope this helped you find some clarity. I see a lot of real potential. We can talk more if you want to find out more or get a reading about it. :)
So you may have noticed that from January to April, not much has been going on. Things were at a standstill, no progress appears to have been made, and people have been running in circles, unable to release their frustration. People have had so little opportunity to release their anger, be aggressive, and assert themselves that we’ve all become stagnant.
Well, now Mars is moving forward again for a long time. And this is what happens: Blown up fights, tension exploding, issues that weren’t addressed directly in the last few months are coming again, full force. Drama is unfolding, fights are coming up and tensions continue to run high. You thought what was bothering you for the last few months would be tolerable, but it continues to surmount, the discomfort becomes unbearable. Basically, the little things that were bothering you about people or your situation have blown up in your face. My best advice - confront your issues firmly and directly. Say exactly what you want and need. Assert yourself when you feel like you’re being used. Call people out when you notice something’s wrong. The best thing to do is to roll with the flow of Mars, who is trying to coax the fighter and the aggressor out of you again. Say what you mean, what you feel. Don’t be afraid to hurt some feelings, because you have to stick up for yourself and say what’s right. Face any discomfort and make deliberate moves to address it.
Signs most affected: All. Particularly - Libra, Aries, Pisces, Virgo. Or those with major personal planets in these signs.
Signs least affected: None.
Roll with the punches, but throw a few of them too.
kindblumen: Hey there! I'm curious.. what's your take on mars in pisces? I've heard different results from a few people, and would love your outlook.
i think for mars in pisces, anger is something that they are possessed by and not something they can predict or feel natural with. channeling their anger or aggression into being assertive feels unnatural, because their approach is to direct their energy into things that are kind, refined, and artistic. it doesn’t really feel natural to be assertive or aggressive about what they want. mars in pisces certainly has a lot of anger but finding ways to express that is more challenging for them. this gives them a great capacity to be extremely caring, artistic, and self sacrificing, but when they don’t feel they can do that, they can come across as arrogant or passive aggressive.
i feel like they have a very good use and direction for their anger but it doesn’t come out in conventional ways for them, which makes them often victims to other people’s will. their anger is represented in the two fishes swimming in opposite directions - hard to move into a single unified direction, and confused. i think that the lesson to learn for pisces people is to direct and channel their anger and assertion into a unified direction - meaning learning to do things for themselves, voice their opinions, and at the same time work to help others. this makes them have a great capacity for kindness and helping others and sensitivity to what is around them at a very early age, so it makes them very keen and attuned to intuition, kindness, and charity. but it also means that they have trouble disassociating from their feelings and doing what they have to do even if they are afraid it will hurt others. basically, they have to learn to separate sensitivity from aggression and learn to do what they have to do.
thank you for asking, it got me to do some good thinking about this placement. :)
here we go, or rather here we don’t go. mercury retrograde is already upon us once again.
starting off the trio of mercury retrogrades this year is mercury in aries backtracking into pisces from march 12 - april 4. quite a combo paired with the already looming mars retrograde.
and the main question seems to be: is what i’ve been working hard to bring for myself truly good for myself? is it what i should be doing? does it make me really happy?
what mercury retrograde represents is a period of inward focus. we spend much of the time we spend our lives directing a lot of our time and energy at others, the outside world, and furthering ourselves in society. mercury retrograde specifically seems to be the time that the universe tells us to take a break from that and seek answers within ourselves. for a period of 3 weeks the emphasis is taking a break from communications from others and instead entering a period of reflection in our thought process, reevaluate where we’re planning so ambitiously to go.
basically, it’s a time to unwrap ourselves and evaluate what we’ve all brushed under the rug while we’ve been busy making our plans. is this really the direction my life is going in? do i have some serious decisions to consider? is this the track that’s really right in my heart?
mercury is now in aries and heading backwards into pisces, so the energy of…
“i’m going for it, doing my thing and proceeding with making my future…. wait, is this really what i want to do? is this cut out for me? where am i really going from here. is this right?”
you know, that feeling? it’s especially prevalent now.
what to expect in this mercury retrograde
- people are suddenly re-evaluating whether they’re on the right track
- self doubt randomly comes in when you used to feel assured
- big decisions come back onto the planning board.
- people start consulting advisers and astrologers
- restructuring of how you present yourself professionally and socially
- deciding whether to become the active or passive one in relationships
- unusual problems with cars, telephones, laptops, and general communication/transportation.
how you can avoid these things:
- extensively back up any important software (i use google docs)
- double check emails, texts… and what you say to others
- trust in your abilities and don’t fight the feelings.
- be cautious while driving or texting
- no signing contracts
it seems to me that people are more than ever finding themselves working really hard, trying something new. now they’re asking if it’s a good fit for them, if they’ve really got what it takes. confidence can be undermined but in the end, self evaluation grants a great new sense of purpose when mercury comes back into aries.
people are asking if where they’re going is true to what they feel, who they are.
and maybe that’s exactly the question you should be asking.
the full moon, which has come together with mars in retrograde in virgo has created a sort of release for all the pent up energy we’ve recently tried putting out in the world but has had no result.
this might come out as anger, pure frustration or passion. lately, we’ve been taught that making plans has been a bad idea, because they all seem to come to naught. very likely there’s been a prevalent feeling of unbearable tedium or boredom. the full moon kind of resparks this energy to break free and move in you. it might make you suddenly very inspired about the future, planning and making new resolutions. i was inspired to decide to move to japan and renewed my values and my goals. it’s a great time to get that bolt of inspiration to hit you on the head and turn you in a new direction.
it also might have you throwing fists in anger over your favorite cause - it’s like everything has been stagnant and our insides have been yearning for a fight. the full moon allowed a break from the mars retrograde and allowed ourselves to express our anger, be passionate about what we believe in, etc.
of course, this full moon served as the perfect backdrop for KONY 2012.
what love looks like to leo - regal, playful, gentle, yet a collaboration of equal forces.
“I’ve got the stuff that you want
I’ve got the thing that you need
I’ve got more than enough
to make you drop to your knees
‘Cause I’m the queen of the night”
- Whitney Houston, Leo (RIP)
now let’s see how the lion(ess) leo handles relationships.
like any fair minded king or queen, leo loves living in an environment of relationships and love that is playful, grand, and full of merriment and gifts for all. that’s what leo wants in love and friendship - lots of attention given and received, fun, frivolity and happiness all around. they don’t like to love quietly, either. if they love someone or someone matters to them, they will let them know and let everyone else know. a lot. these people aren’t the kind to keep quiet about those feelings. like a lion, they love people they can playfully exchange jokes or punches with. the spirit of play is alive and well in a leo person, but… remember, leo people need to be treated like kings or queens. that is, respect their ego, their pride, and try not to tease them out of cruelty or mockery. mocking their accomplishments or who they are is, for this sign, a very damaging prospect. they are very sensitive to criticism if they sense it isn’t out of a playful spirit. so, to romance or befriend the leo person, praise them. let them know how much they mean to you. as dramatically expressive as possible. they love the bold and dramatic declarations, and it makes them feel more important and loved. entertain their ego, work to understand their pride, and give back everything you receive with equal gusto.
the monarch leo is very generous to the people they love, but in a way it’s not for free. like all humans, leo needs reciprocation.. but for them it’s more important. people who are expressive about the leo’s accomplishments, love, or emotional significance will have them feeling warmly and they will work to repay you in kind with compliments, gifts, and/or attention. just don’t get ahead of yourself and inflate their ego too much.. remind them the importance of humility, because they’re especially prone to taking everything for granted.
MARS in LEO
these people drive for attention. they push forward their energy into getting noticed. by everyone, eventually. so for lovers, that should tell you a lot already. mars in leo person are sure to shelter you and hold you in high regard should you give that praise, attention, and opportunity to them. loyalty and sincerity are key words for these people (as they are for everyone) but loyalty is an especially hot topic for mars in leo. like a king or queen, loyalty is systematic for their day to day operations. these people hate deception, mockery, and underhanded tactics. as a result, cynicism, mockery and insincerity will instantly spark a nasty side in these people. in love, as i said before, they seek loyalty and sincerity. they view people in a way that relates to themselves. if a person is able to give them love, attention, comfort, then they are equally or more willing to return all of those things. the mars in leo person rewards rewards. but their tactic is to rush into the world, proclaiming their nature and grand stature, and those who pick up on that, respect that, and let them know are the ones that they notice. Mars in Leo must feel that attention or loyalty is guaranteed first before they pursue you.
view it like this - they throw out the bait. if you take it, you’ve got their attention. just make sure you’re in it for the long haul…. remember, loyalty. :) they’ll make it worth your while. these people, like i said, are prone to taking things for granted.. so remember to give them a smack of humility if you need to.
VENUS in LEO
venus in leo is more about enjoying the finer things and delving into the fun. though they naturally command attention, they don’t seek it as actively as mars in leo. they’re more into the things right in front of them - the gold encircling their fingers and wrists, the drink in their hand, the laughter from friends in their royal abode. venus in leo has a gift of being very amiable - people find it hard to resist their charm… but the unfortunate thing is that for many venus in leo people, not many people stick out. you must be equally as worthy to get his/her attention as (s)he is to get yours. because they are so often surrounded with charisma, merriment and love, it’s hard to distinguish yourself out of his/her friends or admirers. they know they’re hot, they know they’ve got people in the palm of their hands… so like a lion, you must be their equal, their challenge, show that you can resist their charm and yet magnetize them with yours at the same time. venus in leo is the queen/king lion that’s happy to be on their throne and are rarely aroused by challenges or those who are willing to meet them head on as equal, to resist them and attract them at the same time. people with fortitude, mystery, and a charm similar to venus in leo are sure to grab their attention. just remember - they have an active social lifestyle and fun things are their routine. be sure you can keep up the pace, have fun and relax for a while. venus in leo is complacent where he/she is but when they see something they like, they’re intrigued… prove they’re not all powerful and they’ll be under your power instead.
how love looks for a gemini - mysterious, enchanting, exciting, but must be free to explore.
See if you can’t spacially expand my horizon
Then that leaves you in a class with scrubs- never risin
I don’t find it surprising it you don’t have the G’s
to please me, and to bounce from here to the coast of over seas
So! Let me give you somethin to think about
Inundate your mind with intentions to turn you out…
Satisfy my appetite with something spectacular
Check your vanacular
And then I’ll get back to ya
-Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes - Gemini.
next we see how the twins, or gemini loves and functions in relationships.
the key to gemini is catching their eye. with something intriguing, spectacular and easily visible from the surface. if you’ve got an inner magnetism and gemini can see it, they’ll likely have no trouble fluttering over and striking up a conversation.
and they’re intrigued by a lot of things - the cool ring on your finger, the tattoo halfway visible from your sleeve. the thing is that gemini likes to explore a lot.. so delving too deep in a relationship sometimes feels emburdening or heavy for them. as a result they’re not always known to be the most faithful sign in love. when they’re in it for the long haul, they need space and freedom to explore. clinginess and gemini people don’t mix well together. gemini says goodbye without a second look. but they’re very interesting, titillating and enchanting people and brings a lot of spontaneity and excitement to relationships and friendships.
MARS in GEMINI
these people like exploring the playing field. experimentation, seeing what’s new, and meeting new people. these people likely have a large social circle and enjoy texts popping up from members of all of their social circles. when seeking a relationship, oftentimes mars in gemini people are not initially in it for the deep emotional connection. chatting and talking to others gives gemini a degree of happiness, and mars in gemini tends to do that with a lot of people. like a butterfly, they flutter about and like to see what’s new. mar in gemini also is fascinated with intellectual conversation - media, technology, all of it… they’re often very intrigued with these topics and are usually well informed about them. with this mars placement, infidelity is a bit more common because it’s all about seeing what’s out there. feeling too trapped in one relationship is a hazard that will cause them to want to break free. satisfy their appetite for mystery, seeing new places and explore the world with them. they want to see what’s around them and learn all about it. do that with them and they’ll feel happy with you. sex wise, be willing to try something new every time. routine is bad. keep their interest and they’re safe with you.
VENUS in GEMINI
similar to mars in Gemini, you get Venus in Gemini’s attention when you show them something interesting and new. the newest business idea, your book on astrology, etc. venus in gemini are rarely without a strong intellectual and romantic curiosity. like mars in gemini, they are happiest when their phone is vibrating with messages from friends. often times these people love conversation, and they don’t view it too seriously, so people should feel secure for the most part about making small talk with these people. when you get to know them, these people will often seek advice and be telling you the latest stories. they feel romantically secure and loved when they talk with their partners or close friends about their feelings. talking out mental dilemmas, pressing emotions and events will give them a lot of relief. discussing new topics and exploring the sides of the human experience gets these people going. so talk to them about your interesting stories, what you do for a living, recommend the latest book and text them often. these people feel they need to be free to explore the world, but giving them that freedom with some restraints will work out better for both of you. watch TV and exchange ideas, they feel comfort and romanced when their partner is a good listener and communicator.
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what love looks like to a taurus person - soft. easy. familiar. secure.
now to see how taurus the bull views love.
taurus the bull people are often frustrating for the fast paced lovers. taurus takes a long time to decide whether or not they like someone, and then even further with whether they want to date them. if they rush into things they often find themselves struggling with themselves about their decisions, second guessing their security. but… that’s how you lure a taurus in. promise security. be secure, promise them peace. and don’t deceive them, be true. taurus has a pretty good head about him/her, and they’re able to sense when they’re safe or not. once you’ve passed through the process of reaching their inner circle of trust.. you’re theirs for as long as they can hold onto you.
MARS in TAURUS
these people like to be pursued. because taurus doesn’t like to get up from what it’s doing and seek its own fortune, mars in taurus people are conservative in their moves and are concerned with their safety first. it may be harder to arouse their passions, their anger. it’s like working away at a giant stone wall full of treasure. it takes a hell of a lot of effort to get them to crack open and let out their fiery side. don’t mistake me though, their fiery passions and aggression are there… and the force of it is overwhelming when unlocked. getting mars in taurus to submit into love is a slow but rewarding process. they feel their rampant aggressive feelings threaten their security, so they need someone who doesn’t require that from them at all times. when you’ve worked your way past the wall, they will protect you more fiercely than any other mars sign. and lavish you with comfort. they’re less about passionate indulgence and more about luxurious indulgence.
VENUS in TAURUS
my personal venus placement. these people love a conflict-free world full of food, soft blankets and someone to hug. provide that for them? get them food and cater to their needs from time to time? they’re yours. they’re prone to laziness and not tending to minor details, so they could use someone who can get them up on their feet in a constructive and helpful way. in romance - they don’t need anything fancy. watching a movie with them on the couch will make them perfectly happy. going out and living too actively can burn them out pretty easily, so make sure you’re giving them time to rest and enjoy being comfortable with you from time to time. again, they safeguard your interests very closely and protectively when they let you in. it’s a slow process at times but remember they love being with familiar and secure people and environments. work your way up there.
love for an aries - illuminative, intense, and bright, but can fizzle out quickly.
kicking it off with the headstarter, aries…
these posts are mostly about venus and mars placements. but i’m posting a tidbit for generalities. these posts aren’t in depth because i want to do them quickly. msg me for any clarification and what comes next is how they react with other signs…
as a general rule, aries the sign itself is the aggressor. making the move, taking risks, being aggressive and not saying sorry for it. as such, they either are the initiators or the ones who value it the most. aries people often test people for their fortitude and their insistence… they respect people who don’t back down from what they want. they appreciate the challenge of the chase and competition and think that something too easy is something not well deserved. give them the hunt and aries will be yours. if you’re an aries, be the pursuer. but make sure they don’t run off because they lost interest.
MARS in ARIES
my mars placement. ah, what i’ll normally tell you that these people really appreciate people being UPFRONT with their intentions. honesty is so valued in these people’s books, and they are often one to return honesty and candor to others. they respect people who know their own power and view them as rolemodels. ALSO - in relationships, they want it all at once. but that tension inside of them makes getting to know a person a sort of conquest or challenge that they enjoy… seeing people unravel to their personality is such a pleasure for them. Mars in Aries sex drive is also extremely high, so someone who can match that stride is good in their book. play hard to get for mars in aries… bait them in and see what they’ll do to learn more. don’t let them win all at once.
VENUS in ARIES
swayed a lot by impulse. someone that looks to be the mate of their dreams swoops in and they’re theirs. until about a few days later. venus in aries appreciates it more when they’re actually the aggressor. and they won’t take any softies. venus is typically how we want to be romanced, but in this case it’s kind of turned around because venus in aries is the romancer. they make the decisions about who they’re friends with and they usually aren’t down for anyone who’s a wuss. they leap to confront their friends with honesty and earnest if they’re put in a bad light in any way. sometimes, venus in aries people are too passionate and lacking in subtlety. they could learn a lot from their opposite, libra.
sorry for the (week long) delay for the natal moon series. now we’re going to get serious, organized… the keywords of natal moon in Virgo. i’ll see if i I can keep up the routine.
so moon in Virgo feels the most afraid, out of order and dissatisfied when there’s a general sense of chaos. Virgo moons hate when there’s no method or order to things around them, and they will often feel disjointed as a result. stemming from this is Virgo moon’s desire to bring it all to peace. to have meaning and understanding of what’s going on around them. as a result, Virgo moons like to have a certain degree of order and they feel most secure when things in their environment are within their power to understand. as such, Virgo moons have a reputation for being very clean and organized. they want to keep control of their lives in an orderly, predictable fashion. Virgo moons have an innate urge to bring peace to chaos, make the world better and contribute their services to help bring that about. as such, people with this moon sign are very reliable when it comes to times, deadlines, working, and remembering things. in fact, Virgo moons tend to be very reliable in most areas, but especially in times when attention to details, dates, and money is required.
Virgo moons are a very diligent moon because they work to better themselves. better their skills. better the world. and hopefully, find people who truly find their talents and who they are to be useful. they love it when