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This is how Gemini picks up a book about quantum.

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Friend 1     Wait up Gemini! Where are you going?

Gemini     I’m picking up a book about quantum physics.

Friend 1     I’ll come with you.

Gemini     Sure.

Friend 2     Where are you guys off to?

Friend 1     Gemini’s picking up a book about quantum physics.

Friend 2     I’ll join you.

Gemini     Sure. Who’s that with you?

Friend 2     My nephew.

Gemini     Hey.

Nephew     Hey.

Gemini     You still in school?

Nephew     Yeah.

Gemini     What do you know about quantum physics?

Nephew     Um, it’s about how subatomic particles communicate with each other.

Gemini     You mean like telepathy?

Nephew     Kinda, but they don’t send text messages or anything like that.

Gemini     So what do they communicate?

Nephew     More like their physical states.

Gemini     You mean how they’re feeling?

Nephew (puts out his hand)     If one does one thing, so will the other.


Gemini (signals with his hand)     We’re turning right here.

they all turn right


Gemini     So they imitate each other.

Nephew     Yeah, that’s it. But they first have to be entangled.


Gemini (signals with his hand)     We’re turning left here.

they all turn left


Gemini     You say this happens at a subatomic level? Have you seen it?

Nephew     I’ve seen a picture. I think it was the first picture they ever took of entangled photons.

Gemini     What was it like?

Nephew     Fuzzy.


four pictures of a pair of entangled photons interacting with each other

Gemini     Did it convince you?

Nephew (shrugs)     It’s something I’ve always known.

Gemini (puts his arms out and stops everyone from crossing the road)     Wait for the light.


Gemini     Quantum entanglement was a theory before they proved it. Did you know that?

Nephew (shakes his head)     No.

Gemini     It was a theory they set out to prove, because like you, we all know there’s something subatomic going on between us.

Nephew     They needed to see it?

Gemini     Some people needed to see it and the subatomic particles harmonized with them.

there’s a pause in the conversation

Nephew (looks at Gemini)     Do you really need that book?

Gemini stops walking and they all stop with him

Gemini     We’re going back guys.


The old physics says that the world has an order, and the new physics says that the world has a mind of its own sub atomically.

We study both in science. It’s like the marriage of Saturn and Uranus, and Saturn and Uranus rule Aquarius.

The air of the public.

Aquarius can reassure the public with Saturn, with what’s already been established,


 and when the public is their public, they spring up Uranus and test it with something new.


Aquarius can also do the opposite. It can spring up Uranus first, like this girl did back in 2018. She has autism, a bit of an outsider.


Ganymede too was a bit of an outsider. He was the mortal that Jupiter carried away to be cupbearer. He became immortal but wasn’t one of the gods. His father was left behind with a son in the sky and horses that could walk on water, a bit of an outsider himself.


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In 2018, the girl went on strike and young people around the world responded and took her lead. Saturn settled in.


When Saturn transited Aquarius between 1991 and 1994, followed by Uranus between 1996 and 2003, the digital age was established and new inventions sprung up.

Aquarius brought us a new way to blend and get entangled.

At a distance.

Separate but together.


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The new technology is having its first Saturn return. A time of reflection, evaluation, choosing which way to go next.


Direction by Sandrine Michaux

Helle fell back into the waters of Pisces,


waters that tie us to those around us and those who came before us.

Aries rises from these waters, like Phrixos rose from these waters to ride away on Chrysomallus.

Phrixos means the ripples of water in the wind and the shivering of skin from fear.

He had to conquer fear to ride away. He had to leave fear behind.

In Aries we’re pushed out into the world by those around us and those who came before us to find ourselves, find our place, and Aries doesn’t settle. It’s a fire sign, ruled by



Always searching, always on a quest, and along the way,

inspiring others to conquer fear,

encouraging others to leave fear behind.


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There’s a quest consciousness in the fire signs, visions to be fulfilled.

Brendon Urie is a Solar Aries and a Sagittarius Ascendant, and there are echoes of both signs in the words of his song.


Sagittarius rides away from the waters of Scorpio, familiar and protective waters of clan.


Sagittarius rides away to explore other clans. There is an attraction in Sagittarius to explore what is foreign to them.

Jupiter, or Zeus as the Greeks called him, was also attracted to the foreign, but Hera was his anchor.


Uma Thurman in ‘The Mundane Goddess’: Jameson First Shot 2014


Hera asked Karkinos to pinch Hercules’ ankles.

There was Hercules, fighting the Hydra with the help of his nephew Iolaus.

Throw him off balance, she said.

She didn’t know that we master balance in Aries, and by the time we reach Leo, we’re mastering strength.


Karkinos didn’t have a chance, not with Hercules’ strength, and not with Athena watching over Hercules, assisting him

like a guardian angel.


Amélie is like that.


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Her parents once thought that she had a heart condition, but she doesn’t. Her heart is strong.

When she discovered a tin box filled with a boy’s childhood memories in her apartment, she found out who lived there before her, and went searching for the boy who was now a man in need of

a guardian angel.


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She is a Solar Leo and carries the vitality of the Sun, generous, creative, theatrical.

She is also a Virgo Ascendant, and Virgo curbs the natural exuberance in Leo.


Virgo curbs it by bringing the end of summer the beginning of fall,

a change of season.

The story of Virgo begins gathering rosebuds late August,


‘Gather ye rosebuds while ye may’  by John William Waterhouse, 1909

when Virgo was suddenly interrupted


and told to put their talents to good use,

perfect them,

or they would be thrown to the lions.


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The chart begins with Aries and is followed by Taurus, and Taurus defines the second house as the house of resources, resourcefulness.

Daedalus was a resourceful man, a dexterous man. When Pasiphaë wanted to mate with the divine bull, he built a cow that she could lie in.


He invented a dancing circle for Ariadne, and when Asterion was born, Minos asked him to build a dancing circle that would confound the boy the bull and keep him quiet beneath the palace.


When he wanted to leave Crete, Minos would not allow it; he relied on Daedalus’ skills. This is when Daedalus designed wings of feather and wax for him and his son Icarus to fly away from the island.


Leonardo da Vinci was a Sun Venus in Taurus, and he was like Daedalus.

She is too. She has a stellium in Taurus.


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There is in Taurus the other kind of love that Venus rules.

The story begins with Jupiter falling in love with Europa, daughter of a king and queen that lived in that part of the world where the ancient stories of Inanna Ereshkigal and Gugalanna come from.

He took the form of a magnificent bull and wore a crown of laurel, and his beauty and the scent of Apollo’s leaves attracted Europa to him.

He was in the fields every day she came to gather flowers and herbs, and every day she came closer, until the day she embraced him


and he carried her off to Crete. In Crete he made love to her and she birthed the line of Asterion, the line of the starry one, some say after the starry bull that Jupiter put in the sky to mark their union. The same bull that is Gugalanna.


Europa became the first queen of Crete, and to protect her from pirates and invaders, Jupiter gave her Talos, a giant automaton made by Hephaestus.

Such craftsmanship and invention would one day attract Daedalus to the island.


Talos by Michael Ayrton, Cambridge

There began in Crete a ritual to commemorate the dance of love between Jupiter and Europa, the beginning of the line of Asterion, a sacred ritual performed by the youth of Crete and a Cretan bull.


Minoan Bull Leaper, British Museum

Then Minos, child of Europa, became king and there was instability, and he prayed to Neptune for help, and from the waters surrounding Crete rose a divine bull that helped secure his rule.

But Minos did not sacrifice the bull back to Neptune; he did not want to part with it, and Neptune felt slighted. He asked Venus to make Minos’ wife Pasiphaë fall in love with the bull.

Venus directed the hand of Eros that holds the arrow with the golden tip


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and Pasiphae fell madly in love, with the bull’s natural beauty, with his scent.


This is the other kind of love that Venus rules. It doesn’t begin with entanglement, but with a gold tipped arrow that comes from above, from the gods, the goddess of love, the arrow of Eros.

The golden arrow joined two ill matched bodies long enough to create the story of the Minotaur, the story of a boy a bull that Theseus killed with the help of Ariadne.

The dance of love in an open air dancing circle was replaced with the dance of the labyrinth.


It has inspired art and poetry, analyses and interpretations over the centuries. 

It has brought up questions about the things that we hide about ourselves, the things that we kill in ourselves, the things that we repress. 

Freud had a stellium in Taurus and he spoke about the labyrinth as the subconscious and developed a technique for psychoanalysis. 

George Lucas is a Solar Taurus and a Taurus Ascendant with Venus in Taurus, and he talks about the psychology of myth and how myth teaches us the rules of society subconsciously.


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In his art, Michael Bergt changes the rules and brings the Minotaur back to the surface, back to consciousness. He re tells the story of how Ariadne befriended her half brother, got to know him, danced with him, brought back the dance of love.

His art brings us back to our senses.


 Ariadne and Asterion by Michael Bergt

There is Enki in Capricorn and the priests of Enki,


mermen who donned legs to walk among humans, teaching them the moral code, the rules of conduct, agriculture and the crafts. They were called the Apkallu and they held a pine cone in one hand and a bucket of water in the other, dipping the cone and sprinkling the waters of the abzu, disseminating the laws of Enki-Ea.


There is also Pan in Capricorn, aspects of Pan, the woodland deity, beloved of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

If Eros is love and Psyche is soul, Pan is the body that completes the triad.

When Eros left Psyche, she threw herself into a river wishing to drown, but the river would not receive her, would not let her drown and washed her to the bank, and by the bank of the river was Pan. He told her that by her uncertain gait and pale hue, her sobbing sighs and watery eyes, he could tell that she was greatly in love. Don’t try to slay yourself, he said, but honour love and win him back by your promise of service.

Psyche took heart and continued with her labours.


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Pan and Psyche by Edward Burne Jones, 1872

He was a playful god, the companion of nymphs,


Pan in ‘The Tease’ by Franz von Stuck, 1920

god of nature, of wildness, of instincts. When he fell in love with Syrinx, he chased her until she turned into reeds, and with the reeds he made his panpipes and played the first love songs.


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Pan by Franz von Stuck, 1920

During the war between the Titans and the Olympians, Pan saw Typhon going after Venus and her child, and he gave a cry of panic that moved Venus to grab her child and jump into the waters of Pisces. They say that the cry of Pan froze the Typhon long enough for Jupiter to strike him with his thunderbolt.

Capricorn can be hard at work like an Apkallu, and a sudden sense of panic can drive them to leave conventional life behind.


Pan in Arcadia by Sarah Young

Capricorn can be hard at work like an Apkallu and suddenly hear Pan’s flute calling,


Dolly Parton – 9 To 5


and they act on their instincts.


The body speaks and Capricorn listens and relies on it to tell them when to leave a situation, when to move, when to act. There is wisdom of the body in Capricorn.

John Legend is a Capricorn Ascendant and a Solar Capricorn with the Sun conjunct Mars.

Dolly Parton is a Solar Capricorn with the Sun conjunct Venus.

She says that all she wanted growing up was to become a star. She wanted to be a princess like the princesses she read about in fairytales.

In the beginning, people joked about the way she dressed and talked about the size of her breasts, and she wished that they would focus on her voice, her music and the songs she wrote instead.


Dolly Parton – Coat of many colors


Venus came to her like she once came to Hera, and let her borrow the magic girdle that Hephaestus made for her, the girdle that made her irresistible. She gently lifted Dolly’s chin and said, Use it to your advantage.


Venus fastens the girdle for Hera by Andrea Appiani, 18th century

She did.

There is also this kind of body wisdom in Capricorn.


They say that Hermes who is Mercury is the father of Pan. Like Pan, he is an old Arcadian god, shepherd god who began as a woodland deity, but his association with other gods and with the planet in the sky that travels so close to the Sun changed him.

He became all that he is today, but there is still the trickster quality of a woodland deity in his nature.


Satyr making an offering of a lamb to Hermes, Renaissance cameo

Venus stepped on a thorn and limped until she found a rock to sit on. She draped her chiton over it before she did.


Venus pulling a thorn from her foot by Marco Dente, 1515

A light breeze touched her and Mercury appeared. He put his satchel and his caduceus down and held her foot.

“What’s the matter,” he asked her.

Before she could explain, he pulled the thorn and said, “There there.”

He told her that before they prayed to him as he is now, they prayed to a rock, a herm, like the one she was sitting on. He was a landmark that nomadic herdsmen were grateful to find.

“The next thing you know, they were asking me to make their cattle fertile, their sheep fertile, them fertile.”

“And did you,” she asked him.

A rabbit stopped to eat wildflowers at her feet and he said, “Someone did. They became so fertile that they began to worship me as god of fertility. My herm became a square pillar that was ithyphallic, and it had the head of a man who was supposed to be me. Sometimes the man was bearded.”

“Sounds like Jupiter,” she said.

“It does.”

“So what happened?”

“City folk began to say that if I protect nomadic herdsmen, I must protect travellers too, and they made me god of the roads.  They said that if I was fertile and could make everyone multiply, I could make gold multiply, and they made me god of trade.”

“That suits you better.”

“It does.”

“What about this,” she asked him, bending to touch his caduceus. When she touched it, the snakes uncoiled, and Mercury took the staff and brought it close to them.


Mercury inventing his caduceus by Antonin Idrac, 19th century

The snakes knotted their tails and coiled around the staff until they faced each other at the top, leaving that sacred space between them,

sacred space of Mercury’s magic.

“Watch,” he told her.


Mercury charming Venus by sculpting her likeness with his caduceus, reproduction of a 17th century cameo intaglio

Mars stepped on a thorn and limped over to a rock, and when he sat down, he wondered if the rock was an old herm sacred to his brother.



There was a sudden gust of wind and Mercury appeared.

“What happened,” Mercury asked him, and before Mars could answer, he pulled the thorn.

“Thanks bro. Listen, I think I’m sitting on one of your herms.”

“You are.”

“Remind me again how you managed to jump from being a pastoral god to the god closest to dad. First it was Nabu,


then Thoth,


Thoth by M. Korchagina

then boom, it was you.”

“A natural progression, I’d say.”


“Well, by the time the Greeks brought their gods to Egypt, I was going places in a chariot pulled by roosters. The Egyptians must have seen those roosters and thought, This Greek god called Hermes has the power of words; he must know how to communicate with mortals, spread the wisdom of the Sun, the messages of the gods.”


“They must have seen this too,” said Mars, bending to touch his brother’s caduceus. When he touched it, the snakes uncoiled, and Mercury took the staff and brought it close to them.


Mars watched the snakes tie their tails into the knot of necessity and coil around the staff. He said, “You’re not the first who can do that. Ningishzida, god of Sumer, did it before you. It allows access to the underworld.”

“Bur his magic and my magic aren’t the same,” said Mercury. “I can end things that need ending, bring things grown stale back to life, keep stories moving.”

“I could use some of your magic, Merc. Lately I feel like a genie stuck in a bottle.”

Before leaving, Merc touched him lightly with his caduceus.


relief of Mercury and Mars, 300 BC

That night, the Titan brothers Otus and Ephialtes escaped from the underworld. They stacked mountains to climb up to Mount Olympus, and when they reached, they abducted Mars and stuck him in a-

“Do we have a bottle,” Otus asked Ephialtes.

“No,” said Ephialtes. “We have a jar.”


Mars stuck in a jar by Mordicai Gerstein, from his book ‘I am Hermes’

Mercury picked the lock on the jar and freed him.

Mercurial people have dexterous hands.

Sathya Sai Baba had them.

He was a holy man from India, with Venus Mercury in Sagittarius.

There is a search for knowledge in Sag, a search for a set of beliefs to live by. Sathya Sai Baba found a set of beliefs to live by and preached about them. He became a guru.

Venus softened his voice and added music to his gatherings, and artistry. There is artistry when Venus and Mercury are together. With his hands, the guru materialized holy ash and golden necklaces that delighted his followers.


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His sleight of hand attracted critics, but his followers dismissed them. They knew better. They knew that in Sag there’s a teacher, a preacher, a shaman, and there’s a showman in every shaman. It goes with the territory. 


They say that when Bruce Lee was young, he got involved in many street fights. He loved to fight.

He had Mercury, Mars and Venus in Scorpio.

His parents decided to send him to the States, and in the States, something shifted in him. He replaced his love of fighting for the art of fighting. He began to teach martial arts.

He said that having a style in martial arts was limiting; style became doctrine and doctrine became the gospel truth. It was better not to be attached to a style, but to adapt to the opponent like water that is poured into a vessel and takes its shape.

He said that in a fight he penetrated his opponent and perceived their style, then he focused on attacking with maximum simplicity and a maximum conservation of energy.


Bruce lee interview 1965


Venus can fertilize an idea, Mars questions it and corrects any glitches, and Mercury says, let’s take it to the market.

Together they promote the idea, and with the Sun, there’s joy in the endeavor.

She has Venus, Mars, Mercury and the Sun in Taurus. 


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Barbara Walters had a sister with a disability. In school, she and her sister were excluded by their classmates, and so she stepped back to watch them. She watched how they related with each other, and over the years, tried different things to be included.

She says that she felt like she was auditioning, but she didn’t know what for.

She’s a Solar Libra and Libra Ascendant, with Mercury Mars in Libra.

As she grew older and her Mercury Mars matured, she stopped stepping back.

There’s trade in Mercury, and in the first house, it required her presence.

She began to trade questions for answers.


Mercury by Yliade

Some of her questions were bold, and some of the answers she got were as bold as her questions, but exclusion had toughened her up.


Mars by Yliade

She first interviewed Dolly Parton in 1977.

Dolly Parton is a Solar Capricorn, with Mercury and Venus in Capricorn. There are laws in Capricorn, and laws have to be literal and cover every angle, and Mercury can be like that in Capricorn. But Venus softens the edges and brings out the panpipes.

In the interview, Walters asks if where she comes from, she would have called Dolly and her people hillbillies.

Dolly laughs and in her melodious voice says that if she would have, she would have probably kicked her in the shins. Her people are proud people, with a lot of country class. They may not be very educated, but they’re intelligent, with good common sense, horse sense as they call it.

In the interview, Walters tells Dolly that she’s beautiful and doesn’t really need to wear the wigs she wears and the extreme clothes she wears.

Dolly says that wearing them is a choice. She doesn’t want to look like everybody else. She wouldn’t stoop so low to be fashionable. That’s the easiest thing in the world to do.

She held her own.


The Dolly Archive: Dolly Parton Barbara Walters interview 1977


Head of Venus, Rome, 2nd century

A rooster accompanies Mercury.


Mercury putting the many eyes of Argus Panoptes to sleep with stories and music, Illuminated manuscript, France, 1496

A rooster accompanied Muhammad Ali.

He had Mercury Venus in Aquarius.

Venus in Aquarius is drawn to what’s eccentric. Mercury Venus can say eccentric things and find unusual ways to communicate,

unusual, but charming, disarming.

Ali described himself as the “astronaut of boxing,” and his opponents as “just jet pilots.”

He threw punches, rhyming couplets, poems and doggerel.

“You think the world was shocked when Nixon resigned? Wait till I whip George Foreman’s behind.”


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The rooster accompanied Helen Keller.

She had Mercury and Mars in Leo, and she spent her life learning to communicate, and showing others that she could. 

She began with gestures and finger spelling, and then learned to talk.

She opened eyes.


How Helen Keller Learned to Talk.


Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy, 1888

Nora Ephron was out doing groceries when she bumped into Rob Reiner.

“Rob! I’ve been meaning to call you.”

He invited her for lunch and they settled down to talking.

Rob had been single for about ten years since his divorce, and she asked him about his experiences as a single man.

He told her everything he was going through, and everything he put the women he dated through.

He divulged men’s secrets to her.

When he finished, he said, “I’ve told you all this stuff about guys, why don’t you tell me something about women that guys don’t know.”

“Women fake orgasms,” she said.

“Not with me,” he said.

“Absolutely with you,” she said.

He stormed out of the restaurant and into his office at Castle Rock, with Nora following behind him. He gathered all the women who worked there and asked them if what Nora said was true.

“It’s true,” they said.

Rob is a Solar Pisces, with Mercury and Mars in Pisces, and planets in Pisces can become unbound. He often has revealing conversations and conversations that reveal too much.

He and Nora decided to make a movie based on everything he said and she said that day.

She wrote the script and she had Mercury Venus in Gemini. Mercury in Gemini doesn’t censor, and Venus gives uncensored material elegance and humour.


When Harry Met Sally Discussion with Nora Ephron & Rob Reiner


Mercury, Venus and Eros by Louis Michel van Loo, 1748

There is a scribe in Mercury, Nabu, Thoth, inventors of writing.

The Greeks said he was adept with his hands, a good craftsman. He made the lyre from the carapace of a turtle and gave it to his brother Apollo who played it. Apollo, god of the Sun, of


There is music in the Sun, and Mercury was associated with music.


Mercury bringing gifts, artist unknown, Flemish, 17th century

Hans Zimmer says that he could always hear music in his head. Everything around him evoked music. His mother was a musician and signed him up for piano lessons, but he didn’t want to play other people’s music.

He has Mars conjunct the Sun, and Mars conjunct the Sun wants freedom and independence.

Mercury helps free Mars.

He has Mars Mercury conjunct the Sun in Virgo.

He quit piano and taught himself to write his own music.

Self taught.

He played in a couple of bands and got work composing music for commercials. He was noticed for writing music that didn’t announce or carry a product, but seemed to rise from it.

He says everything has its own individual sound, like a fingerprint. It’s a matter of recognizing it and expressing it in a few simple notes. All it takes is a few simple notes to create a cathedral of sound.


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Mercury seated, gilded silver plate, Gallo-Roman, 2nd century

Lake Lerna is where the story of Cancer takes place, and in the healing waters of the lake, there’s an entrance to the underworld; that place of soul making.

Cancerians can do that; they can create containers where they feel protected and at home, and where others feel the same.

Mars in Cancer does it on a grand scale.


They say games like soccer are the heart and soul of togetherness.

They can attract players with Mars in Cancer.


Messi and Maradona in the Sistine Chapel of Fútbol, Buenos Aires

Lionel Messi has Mars Mercury in Cancer in the eighth house of soul making. He has the ability to create unity in the dressing room and the playing field, and he’s taken whole crowds on a journey of togetherness.

She has Venus Mercury in Cancer. There is lyricism, eloquence, persuasion when Venus Mercury are together, and she has a way of getting people to watch the game.


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Kurt Russell has Mars in Aries.

He used to jump into things without checking the temperature of the water, until he hurt himself so bad, he couldn’t play baseball anymore.

The doctor asked him, “Aren’t you also an actor?”

“Yeah,” he replied.

“Well, you’re an actor all the time now.”

The injury triggered his Mercury in Aries, and he began checking the temperature of the water and asking a lot of questions.

He asked so many questions in his aviation class, that the instructor said, “Mr. Russell, we’re never going to get through this class if you keep it up.”

It all made sense when he got inside the plane and saw this on the instrumental panel.


Before he could ask a question, the instructor said, “This plane will do anything you want it to do that it can do, and it will do nothing that you want it to do that it can’t do.”

Made sense.

He set aside his creative imagination when he was riding a motorcycle, speedboat racing or flying a plane.

He has Venus in Aries, and Venus Mercury Mars in Aries are creative and entertaining. They have a lot of fun.


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Before Venus and Mars could love each other freely, they had a torrid affair.


Mars had the young soldier Alectryon stand guard to warn the lovers when the Sun approached.

When Alectryon fell asleep on guard duty, the Sun discovered the lovers and warned Hephaestus, and Hephaestus trapped the lovers in a net.


For this, Mars punished Alectryon and turned him into a rooster, because a rooster never forgets to announce the arrival of the Sun.


Mars between Eros holding a torch, and Alectryon turned into a rooster, France, 18th century

He picked up the rooster and left, like he had left so many times before,


but this time, the Sun came after him.


In the beginning, Venus attracted many suitors, and there was strife among the suitors, and the gods married her to Hephaestus to settle everyone down. Everyone settled, except Mars.


Venus and Mars in the forge of Hephaestus by Aureliano Milani, 18th century

In the beginning, Mars had a bad reputation, he was pure aggression, and the gods entrusted Priapus to teach him the art of war. Before Priapus put weapons into his hands, he taught Mars how to dance.

God of war and god of dance.


Caroline de Monaco soutient la Capoeira pour la Paix à Goma, RDC


Venus brought out the dancer in him,  


From the ballet ‘The Loves of Mars and Venus’ by John Weaver, first performed in 1717

which is why the Sun was chasing him. He had waited to catch the lovers in flagrante delicto and arrange for them to be together, but Mars had picked up and left.


“Merc! Why is he chasing me!”

Merc got inside his car and said, “You’re making an awful lot of noise, bro; I thought you’d be going faster. Dad’s allowing you and Venus to love each other freely.”

“What about Alectryon?”

“What about him?”

“I punished him for falling asleep and turned him into a rooster. He’s in the back seat.”

Merc turned around to look at Alectryon  and said, “He can pull my chariot.”

“What chariot?”

“As herald of the gods, I should have one.”


Mercury in his chariot, Versailles

“I see it now. If anyone’s going to pull off riding a chariot pulled by roosters, it’s you Merc.”

“I can see it too. You energize my mind, Mars.”

“That’s what they say about me, that I enliven and energize anyone I touch.”


There is natural aggression in Mars that helps us survive and fight. He is our fighting spirit, free to roam the zodiac.

Mercury is never more than 28 degrees away from the Sun, and Venus is never more than 47 degrees away; they never square or oppose the Sun in the natal chart.

But Mars does.

Mars can challenge the Sun and the Sun can challenge Mars.

In our early years, the Sun is the father, the figure of authority in the chart holder’s life, and there can be struggle between them. But struggle helps define what it is exactly that Mars will fight for, what his war dance will be.

As we grow older, we internalize the Sun and he becomes our spirit, and the war dance defends it. 


Chart for John McEnroe, born February 16, 1959, Wiesbaden, Germany

The Moon holds our emotions and McEnroe has Mars Moon in Gemini. He is an expressive man, he cannot hide his emotions. He chose tennis as his war dance and he became famous in the tennis world for his emotional outbursts.

He challenged the umpire for calling the ball out when it had clearly touched the line. He spoke up for his rights on the tennis court.


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He says that at first, his outbursts were genuine; he really lost it. But later, he could feel spectators waiting for them, and he delivered. They became part of his game and his showmanship.

He says that when his children were born, he tried to tame himself, but he didn’t play as well without the rage. There was catharsis in the rage.

He talks about it now and tries to make sense of it, and he’s having a good time as well.


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Chart for Sam Harris, born April 9, 1967, Los Angeles

Sam Harris talks about subjects that are taboo in his society. He says things like, Black Lives Matter can do more harm than good. He says it is a group that amplifies an incident and causes moral panic, making it seem like the country was living through the most racist moment in its history, when in fact it isn’t.

He provokes conversation. He could provoke anger, but he never loses his temper.

His parents must have taught him to stay calm when he got angry in conversation, and he found out that when he stayed calm, others followed his lead.

He has the Sun Moon in Aries across from Mars in Libra.

There is introspection when the Sun and the Moon, body and soul are together. But in a fire sign, perhaps it’s easier to reflect on one’s beliefs in conversation with another; Mars in Libra asks for engagement with another.

Mars is retrograde, slowing him down, making him put a lot of effort in the art of conversation, his war dance.

His aim is to be able to talk about touchy subjects in a civil manner, maintaining unity even when there is disagreement.


Sam Harris, author and neuroscientist – BBC HARDtalk


Mars wears the dragon that guarded the golden fleece in his sacred grove in Colchis, the Colchian dragon that initiated Jason in Aries.


Statue of Mars in Hadrian’s Villa, 120 AD

There are initiations wherever Mars is in the chart, and there is a war dance.

They say that when Mars touches Neptune, the war dance is in service to others.


Chart for Princess Caroline of Monaco, born January 23, 1957, Monaco

Mars in Aries squares the Sun in Aquarius, and she says that when she was young, she wanted to live in a flat of her own, have her own life, but her father wouldn’t let her; such things weren’t allowed in Monaco. So she did the next best thing to leave home; she got married at the age of 20.

The marriage lasted two years and she returned home in 1980. In 1982, her mother died, and her father asked her to serve as de facto first lady until her brother married.

She took her mother’s role in the principality, mainly in the arts, and it helped her find herself again, her strength. It also opened other possibilities of service, wider possibilities. This is how she became involved with AMAD. Both Mars and Neptune touch Pluto in Leo, and she’s made it her mission to transform the lives of children hurt by war.


Chart for Angelo Siciliano, born October 30, 1892, Acri, Cosenza, Italy

He has the Moon Mars in Aquarius and he was close to his mother, a dutiful son. His father abandoned them when they came to America, and his mother relied on him to work and help pay the rent.

He was skinny and weak as a kid and got bullied a lot.

His Moon Mars quincunxes Venus in Virgo, and Venus in Virgo on the Ascendant cares about health and physical beauty. She once sent Psyche to the underworld to obtain Persephone’s elixir of beauty.

She was attracting people with health and physical beauty into his life, people who bullied him.

He was with a girl on Coney Island Beach, when a hunky lifeguard kicked sand into his face. He swore revenge, but for that, he needed to build his body.

For that, he needed to own his Venus.

His war dance began with makeshift weights and ropes and elastic grips. He said that he exercised for months but had poor results.

It was when he watched a lion at the zoo that he had an epiphany; it was as if someone touched him with a magic wand. He realized that the lion’s muscular strength came from pitting one muscle against another.

He developed his own exercise program, flexing his muscles, using isometric opposition and adding range of motion.

He studied animals and birds to improve his program.

When someone said he looked like the statue of Atlas, he changed his name to Charles Atlas.


He looked for the right partner to market his program and found Charles Roman. Roman called the program ‘Dynamic-Tension’ and advertized it in comic books. It became popular among boys and young men and older ones too, and they would write to Atlas, and Atlas would write back with advice.

“God was good to me,” he’d say, “and I’m sure he’ll be good to you.”


Chart for Keiko Fujimori, born May 25, 1975, Lima, Peru