The 7th house in astrology is often called the house of relationship, but should probably be called the house of projection. Or, my preferred technical term, the house of ‘it’s not me, it’s you.’ The 7th house represents all kinds of one-on-one relationships. Spouses, besties, project collaborators and close parent relationships all show up here. Even your worst enemy is a 7th house partner, someone who’s teamed up with you to reflect back all the qualities of yourself you most dislike. Some astrologers read […]
Ah, Libra season! Time of tasteful outfits and fair solutions, pleasant birthday parties and sweet friend dates. So relaxing. So sensible. So chill. NOT. Not this year anyway. Libra’s ruling planet, Venus, will be retrograde from Oct. 6th -Nov. 18th. In fact, we have been in the pre-shadow (fade-in) period since early September, meaning it’s already tilting balanced Libra to uncomfortable extremes. Relationships are likely to get sticky over the next couple of months and if there’s one thing that challenges Libra’s peaceful […]
This post originally appeared on Little Red Tarot. Mars – the principle of anger and selfishness – is not an easy planet. In classical and predictive astrology, the war-god planet is known as the lesser malefic (i.e. the villain, Saturn’s, mini-sidekick) for its association with conflict and difficult events. Outside of astrology-land, Martian behaviors, like grabbing the last piece of cake for yourself, are often considered antisocial (especially for women); kids who display strong Martian traits, like a constant need for activity […]
Thanks to a very active Venus and Mars, relationships—romances, friendships and even close bonds with a sibling or parent—are front and center this month. Specifically, the ever-relevant question: Is that shit yours or mine?
(This post originally appeared on Little Red Tarot.) When I first was getting into astrology, one of my biggest turn-offs was how gendered it seemed. Cheesy lines like this teaser from Linda Goodman’s 1978 classic Love Signsmade me roll my eyes practically out of my head: A Scorpio woman…will expect a Sagittarius man to pay for his sins. Aside from the assumption that everyone reading the book was straight (so 1978!), it also suggested that women and men inhabited separate universes […]
This post originally appeared on the Little Red Tarot, which gets first dibs on every Star-Crossed column. Follow Star-Crossed and keep up with other great LRT reads here! If you know a little bit about astrology, you probably know that your Moon sign is just as important as your Sun. It makes sense that the Sun sign gets all the attention – the Sun represents the shiny part of us, the ways we want to be seen. The Moon describes our […]