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Venus in the 7th house: Messengers of Love

Key: People who come with a social message of the divine in us all, love, beauty and goodness prevailing no matter what.

Types: Peaceful Hippie, (dangerous) cult leader, romantic filmmaker, the marriage counselor.

Challenges: developing confidence and independent identity.

Gifts: humor, charm, artistic skill, political activism through art.

Famous people with Venus in the 7th house: Charlie Chaplin, Marlin Manson, J. K Rowling, Russel Crow.

The 7th house is very important angle in any Birth Chart; it is also called the Descendent.

What happens when your Venus is in the 7th house?  To simplify, your sense of value, confidence and well-being becomes very dependent on other people.

Venus is strongly related to our sense of confidence and self-love. It shows how we love ourselves, our self-presentation to the world through artistic means such as style. It is also related to how popular we are socially and to the things we enjoy doing for pleasure. It is a very happy planet and can give insight into those areas of standing secure on our two feet (Taurus) and our movement in the world as we connect to other people (Libra).With Venus here, relationships take center stage and the desire for love is extensive.

It can go in two directions: You can be very popular and well received by other people or you can feel unloved and even hated. Sometimes even at the same time!

As a person you know how to express affection from a young age. Your warmth, sweetness and joy were your gifts. Depending on how you were raised you will deal this gift to the world. If parents were cold and did not respond to your love nature you will become ashamed and try and hide it. As a teenager your attractiveness will make it impossible to avoid dating so it is likely you came out of hiding. You will then learn that love was only to be found in romantic relationships or sexual intimacy. This version of Libra Venus uses its charm to attract other people and to not feel ashamed or alone. They do not feel real confidence in themselves and sometimes even feel guilty to be so gifted. These men and women chase a romantic dream of love- where they will be accepted and all will be ok. The love they lacked as children will finally be given to them. All they must do? Keep being charming, beautiful and to give people what they want.

Of course, this is true for any Venus! But the Libra Venus bases so much of Its self-esteem not on worldly achievement (10th house) creativity (5th house) or nurturing abilities (4th house) instead it is very much about having another person by their side.

It doesn’t matter to them that the relationship is not perfect or even broken. They feel fulfilled at having someone who can be their mirror and show them their positive traits.

Not to sound too gloomy, I think many Venus in Libra go through a phase of needing and wanting a relationship and there is nothing wrong with that. As long as it leads them to the higher developed version of this beautiful Venus.

You see, Venus in Libra gets to know itself through the love of other people. It needs to explore relationships of all kind: From friends to enemy’s, they need to experience the full rainbow of human interaction. it is their food for growth. They choose career that involve dealing with people or human relationships. They become experts on the topic and know how to solve people’s problems in this area. Why? Because they have so many problems in relationships! So they enjoy learning how to solve such things. Work out arguments, strengthen intimacy and harmony. They also enjoy watching human interaction unfold even from the side lines. So getting caught up in gossip, drama and strange stories is not uncommon. Turning their need into a career can be a smart move for them, because they can find rational and practical tools to deal with relationships. So studying counseling, law or drama is helpful.

Many Venus in Libra enjoy esthetics, especially if those involve social topics and human psychology. Those with artistic careers deal with human-relations and social issues in music, film and drama. It all leads back to their need to understand why love isn’t there for everyone. Why can’t everyone receive love equally? Why can’t we live in a society built on partnership?

These folks genuinely care about such questions and will spend their life figuring it out.

They are very charming and attractive and can use this understanding for good and bad. Many dictators and cult leaders have Venus in the 7th house. Their charm is a power that if they feel alone and misunderstood- they use as a weapon. If they grow away from that hurt they can instead inspire others to love who they are and accept that everyone is divine and beautiful in their own right.

You see, they are stronger than they appear because they their Venus means they would always find some sense of inner light eve when times are hard. They imply need to stop searching for it on the outside and look at what they bring to the table.

Usually, for this Venus how people treat them reflects their inner state. If they repress fear or anger they will receive it right away. The world is like a mirror to the process of their growth so paying attention to that- and understanding how it works can be healing.

In seeking a partner, they must be very careful that he relationship is fair. That both partners come in from similar values. Not uncommon for this Venus to step into a very unfair relationship. If well placed marriage is a very happy and romantic affair that gives them strength to fulfill all their goals in the world. In friendships they should try and have a wider circle of friends so they don’t get too stuck with one group of people. Ultimately developing a strong individual set of values that will carry them into a more stable and happy life. For that, exploring different places, people, relationships, philosophies of love- is needed. This quote sums it up perfectly:

“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us,
it doesn’t behoove any of us to speak evil of the rest of us” said a Venus in Pisces in the 7th house Edgar Cayce.

 

Quick post: Beyoncé BET Awards review

“Tryna rain, tryna rain on the thunder
Tell the storm I’m new

I’m telling these tears, “Go and fall away, fall away”
May the last one burn into flames”

Beyonce has her Moon in Scorpio and a strong Libra influence that allows her to express it in artistic and visual means that are still pleasing to the public.

So…Orginally this blog started with my own deep fascination with how popular media and music reflected individual birth charts to a T. The fascination hasn’t waned and so I would love to start posting some bits and pieces about pop culture in addition to the informative posts.

This year Beyonce has released her masterpiece of death and rebirth with Lemonade. A recent live performance of the track “Freedom” is just a prime example of everything Scorpio. The visual album tells us a story fo death and rebirth with strong undertones of jealousy and passion. Freedom is a culmination of all the suffering love brings. Scorpio goes through many deep painful emotions until it dies and is reborn again with new understanding.

Beyonce tells us that love does win and with her strong Libra (Venus) placements love is part of the story- but not really. Rather Lemonade is more a story of individual growth and finding the true self- out of the weak ashes is reborn  a strong woman. Sexuality is both the cause of pain- betrayal, possessiveness, and jealousy but also the redeeming power that allows Beyonce to be reborn as an all-powerful goddess with strong Venusian qualities.

Lemonade is a Venusian creation in that it uses images that serve as mirrors of her transformation into that new person. It is also a highly sensual experience full of texture, color merged sound and blunt sexuality. Sexuality that is both very very cultivated (Libra) artificial if you will.The kind where Beyonce has her hair all flowing and her makeup glowing as her curves light up the screen.  And very raw, natural feminine Beyonce  where her eyes (soul-Moon) let us see a more vulnerable side to her. The power of the feminine is a theme very present in all her music but here it takes a dark tone never seen before. Emotions are not meant to be pretty but they gain a new beauty in their service to the rebirth of the self.

In her recent 2016 BET Awards performance of Freedom, we see dancers glide across calm waters as Beyonce starts chanting away her prayer, gaining strength and conviction in her true path: freedom from darkness, freedom from dependence- freedom only gained through love. The kind of love that doesn’t ask you to shut your power away- instead the Scorpio love is a healing storm that burns all evil in it’s path and brings new life. Think about the final scene of Lemonade, it all ends with Blue Ivy, her daughter. Transformed, Beyonce can leave the demonic behind and come back to being a mother and a wife.

Scorpio Moon people go through this types of currents of change all their lives- finally, popular culture gives the rest of us a glimpse into these depths and the rewards of suffering. Beyonce wins and she takes us on a journey towards that triumph.

Analyzing the performance it is all rather straight forward and spectacular. The lighting casts the stage in burning orange and red – almost blood like but reminiscent to the colors of dawn and a new beginning. Red fog welcomes Beyonce and her tribe on stage to the sounds of drums. The crowd helps the ritual along as they step on stage. We first see Beyonce as a shadow cloaked in white light. As the light hits the stage, she and her tribe of dancers get ready for their battle for freedom. Their movements start to become wider and the water is disturbed into little puddles – the change has begun. Beyonce starts singing and as she gains momentum the water is turned into a wavy surface, much harder to control. Water like the Moon and like Scorpio is an emotional current and as such it needs to be surfed on- not controlled.  It seems to me the battle is won only when water stops to be that current danced on and rains starts falling in golden shimmers on top of Beyonce. Water is not a force from below- but from above it is able to wash away the past, the pain, the old self if you will. Washed clean the mistakes and sings bring out the freedom.

The water is still as the dancers glide- they are the spirits that would soon help the witch cast away her enemies. Waters are still and the goddess starts her song but when water rains down it is  a celebration. Therefore when Beyonce sings the verse: “Freedom! Freedom! I can’t move, Freedom, cut me loose!”  The dancers splash across the stage bringing together water from above and below into a new whole. The red light as mentioned before symbolizes both blood- life, birth but also  death- of the old self but perhaps a new beginning and dawn.

Is it beautiful? Or is it disturbing? You judge. Probably it is both and no one said it better: “Beauty is terror”- Donna Tartt. For that another post.

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Descendent in Aries

The Descendent is the opposite sign of your Ascendant, if it is ruled by Aries then you are a Libra rising. What does it mean if your 7th house is ruled by Aries? Remember this is the house of relationships, not just any kind but those that (like Libra) require partnership. For example, the 11th house is associated with your group activities, your 4th house is all about your relationships with family and so the 7th house is in between. Astrologers call it the house of marriage and this is true because marriage is a partnership of two close people. The sign here will show what kind of people you attract into your life or what kind of people you want. Interestingly, it is always the opposite sign to your rising sign that is the one we are attracted to.

Aries descendant people tend to attract a type of person who is: very direct, impulsive, aggressive, honest, simple minded and confident. In other words, they attract people that are ruled by Mars qualities. The Libra rising finds making decisions hard because they need to follow social norms or pleas others, they are always looking for a balance before taking action. Naturally, people that can come into their lives and make it easy to take action are very attractive. The Mars person allows the Libra rising to just relax and stop going up and down in their emotions and thoughts.

The problem is that no one likes to be bossed around-even the Libra person. At some point, you are going to just stand up and say: “Enough! I can’t take this anymore, you never listen to my opinions, my emotions, it is always all about you you you!”

And this is the really secret of the 7th house- it teaches us a lesson. The Libra rising is secretly tired of pleasing others but unable to make it stop, and so they need someone to challenge them and allow them be true to themselves. Then they find out how strong they are- stronger then the Mars friend, girlfriend or husband. They find out that diplomacy is a gift and that they are clever and know how to make the best moves.

The trick is to stand up for who you are and believe in yourself. But what happens in a relationship like marriage? Well allot of passion and  arguments- but most of the time its for the better, The Aries person learns to take it slow and be a little more polite to others and the Libra person learns to speak up and be more aggressive.

Either way this is one of the most beautiful couples because they can work as a team and reach the stars together.

Just remember its all about changing yourself and not your partner.

“FROOT” new Marina and the Diamonds Single Review!

I’m a big fan of Marina and the Diamonds,why? she is all about clever lyrics masked in pop and covered in the sugary archetype of the modern female. Like in her album Electra Heart where she tries on different masks and persona’s. From the Teen Idle blond too the home wrecker. So I’m more then excited about FROOT and hearing something new.

Froot,is a sexy bold super sugary disco single with smart lyrics. But its not without depth,I think. If you read the lyrics you have to appreciate how smart they are and how maybe they mask something more. Like the circle of life and how love and romance need to be tended too so they don’t wither and die. We forget that,but talking about sex and love in metaphors of fruit and flowers isn’t silly,

Romance is simple,but it needs some effort and the right momentum to thrive. Marina combines her vocals to tell a story of love that is touched by sadness and yearning,

Guess Marina’s sun sign? Yes a Libra she is! And who else to embody the intellectual cleverness in her music with the flashy style and beauty? Similar to Gwen Stefani she takes the archetype of the female and gives it a twist,playing with culture and fashion. But with a strong say about longing and love. Libra knows how to be sexy and how to wear the right mask and as such they tend to hurt a great deal in their hearts and relationships. Because they can charm and live the fairytale but without having real inner needs met by the partner.

Marina Diamndis has her moon in the sign of Leo,adding a flare for drama and stage presence. Both her Venus and mars are in the sign of Virgo. I think the combination of Libra and Virgo in a chart makes a person deeply clever,smart,good with words. With mercury in Libra writing songs about Libra subjects makes sense. Writing about beauty and love in the eyes of society for example. as apposed to writing about love from a Scorpio prospective that is more personal,yet less universal.

In a simplistic way I would say this is a chart of a charming person,clever,good with words more intellectual then emotional and yet in need of balance. With the moon in Leo a great sensitivity and need for passion is apposed to the “smart’ nature of Venus in Virgo. But Virgo is an earth sign and as such is very sensual as well. If allowed this person can deeply love and commit to helping a partner. Mars in Virgo likes to work and help a partner and make them better,which is good as long as they don’t try and remake the person they love. The moon in Leo is good here though for it allows Marina to even be a public figure. Virgo alone doesn’t like the stage,and most stars like Madonna or Beyonce have strong Leo,Libra or scorpio to help them out.

FROOT is just this blend of sensuality with very detailed lyrics (Virgo) build on word play and fun (Libra). All with the yearning for perfect romance when the fruit is still ripe (Leo moon). as well as some dark undertone of knowing it can not be and being faced with restrictions…If only love could be so fun! Marina and the diamond is still and outsider and with her Saturn in Scorpio is bound to always feel like one. But she is just as bound to shine in what shes good at. Becoming successful in the public sphere she can be the outsider that becomes the mainstream embodiment of a pop star. While still being critical of that stardom,all along telling us stories we can relate to.

Libra Rising: Be My Mirror

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Libra rising is my sign. We are the charmers so traditional astrology would tell you. Libra here makes a person a walking contradiction. We care so much about beauty and harmony that we work a great deal at creating it in a artificial manner. In other words we are walking photo-shoppers in real life.

A Libra rising person is attractive and charming in social situations in a group or a setting that requires following a set of behaviors. we don’t present ourselves as well in big crowds or aggressive vulgar situations. People see the Libra as someone that has got it all together, charming and attractive.

Behind all this beauty and charm is one big mess that is the personal life of this Libra rising. The reason for this is that we tend to mask out own issues instead of dealing with them by sharing them with others. We don’t want to disappoint all this people that think we are son nice and wonderful by sharing the less charming truth-that we are human and that we too have problems. Instead a Libra Rising person may spend hours dressing up instead of dealing with the issues or even worse-helping someone else. Though so much energy is spent on being attractive and liked, all in a soft manner. We do disappoint others! When they suddenly find out the person behind the mask they may call you mean or even evil. not because your are but because how you present yourself is so far from who you are underneath. Its the Scorpios that bother to dig in deeper and find out this sad truth. what is this truth? That this beautiful kind person that has been smiling all day and giving them good advice has a huge mountain of issues in their own personal life. Libra rising has some wonderful strengths that are also their weakness.

The talent to create harmony and peace in any environment to just resolve conflict so easily between people. Is both staggering and misleading, for it may seem effortless but in fact takes a great amount of energy and leaves the Libra rising person lonely and exhausted. No one forces us to do this of course, to be helpful and charming and to keep the balance. But we cant help it for we want to be good, since childhood this role had been one we learned to play to receive love and affection.

We were taught we don’t deserve love if were bad and only if we charm and warm up to the grown ups in our life we will be worth of love. Libra rising are amazing at seeing both sides of the coin in all situations in a complete detachment. An air sign they know how to be intellectual about it and that makes them great advisors and diplomats. We are open minded people that are not afraid of different opinions. And yet making a decision is very hard when you can see both sides, finding a balance is the only way to decide what to do for this rising sign. Libra here had a complicated relationship with people we need them to see ourselves-like a mirror for out self image. other people are important so we can have out own opinions by balancing them in contrast to others. Alone we are confused and unhappy. For then we are forced to face our real selves that are far from he social butterfly that we can be with others. Inside this people are very shy and sensitive with less confidence then they show. That why friends that show this people that they are accepted even when not in ‘working charm mode”,are a treasure. And in return you will get advice that is truly fair and balanced.

They will tell you the truth and in such a sweet manner you won’t be offended. They need you to be who they are but they also get so tired and even ill if they find themselves in situations that require constant charming. They find an outlet by spending time alone or in  some creative endeavor. They are talented in masking and creating beauty and symmetry out of nothing. The kind of person that would rather make a room look clean then actually clean it and it works. They have great fashion sense and attention to colors and textures. The style is elegant but unusually so ,but in good taste. Libra here loves the underdog and will fight for a good cause. But thats the only thing a Libra rising will fight with their apposite sign Aries creeping in. Thats why we have a terrible tendency to choose partners that are aggressive action takers that boss us around, until we become sick of it and are forced to develop the same skills they have-so we can have them stop pushing us around. But then the pattern usually leads to The Libra wanting to end the relationship now that the harmony is broken, its all less attractive. But unable to spend long without a partner they find a new one right away.

The Libra rising is in a relationship or in between ones, rarely alone. In romance this sign is misleading, after all how can a beautiful kind person like them always end up broken hearted?  Libra Risings  have a strong intellectual side and secretly are smarter then they appear. The only way you for you to find out is be smart yourself when having a conversation with them. You will be shocked by the amount of knowledge behind these pretty eyes. But all this knowledge is there to be used to charm you! if your smart that is, other then that it left unused. After all they still need you to be their mirror. They may idealize you, making you feel so beautiful from the inside out. And its honest, they really do think your wonderful!Beware that you disappoint them though, finding out the world isn’t beautiful makes the Libra rising depressed. they may even feel its their own personal failure.

A Libra rising can be recognized by an air of peace around them, they will speak sweetly and move with elegance. For some reason most of them have a dimple or two and great face structure. The face is very symmetrical and the eyes beautiful.They dress with their own style and some interesting details. They are polite and don’t like bad language or lack of culture in others. They would always compliment you! and give you gifts. They have some artistic talent and probably a wide circle of friends and lovers. If your lucky to get to know them for real you may find a sharp minded person with wide knowledge and good advice. They can make you feel beautiful and would enjoy the process.

Famous people with this Ascendant:

John Mayer
John Mayer
Britney Spears
Britney Spears