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Lifestyle column: the Zodiac does the household

The Zodiac does the household: with astrology, it is possible to decipher our behaviour or to get a glimpse of the future. This is a theory which cannot be systematically tested. On the other hand, one may wish to follow an easier path, which puts into practice the principles listed in astrology textbooks. In a way, this is precisely the type of practical exercises that we suggest in this Lifestyle column.

We recommend that you follow our advice with both a light and observing mind. Beyond entertainment, the aim is to understand how each of us behaves in various fields; thus, we can better define and fathom, by deduction, how we have developed our natal predispositions. In addition, why wouldn't we be able to guess the talent(s) which we could harness in the future, according to our astrological profile.

The following information is given for signs in their purest form. Depending on the case, it is advisable that you check your planetary dominant or the sign of your Ascendant, the position, quality and aspects of the significators of the area involved, and if applicable, the position of the planets associated with it. For instance, for family affairs, examine the 4th House and its ruler, as well the Moon; for romance, examine the 5th House and its ruler, as well as Venus, etc.

The large number of books we have read, and more particularly, the experience we have drawn from the study of thousands of charts, urge us to be cautious. However, we thought that it may be interesting to provide a few concrete indications, which will turn out to be accurate, quite often.

Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

The household for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

Very often, projecting a "cleansing and tidying up operation" comes from an impulse. You do not even think of making an inventory of your cleaning equipment. Once you have made up your mind, you start straight away. In terms of efficiency, there is nothing to say, you are there: you grasp a vacuum cleaner or the first broom available, for want of anything better. In any case, with your energy, spring-cleaning is a hurly-burly! You tend to proceed as if it were a military operation, and when you are done, one may believe that a tornado has carried off everything. You like to sweep the place clean. Garbage bags, glass to be sorted out, old items, hop, everything is discarded, and you do not do things by halves. However, be careful not to overdo, since you may regret it. Indeed, once in the dumpster, it’s too late.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aries, Aries rising, or Mars dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 1st House.

Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

The household for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

You are not the lazy kind – on the contrary – but you tend to procrastinate when you find a task boring. With the sunny days coming soon, you are tempted by the project to undertake a big sorting. But it must develop. You start only once you are certain that you have all the time required, for instance a long week-end. Pragmatic, you are not caught unprepared, and you gather all the necessary products. You pay special attention to your favourite place, the kitchen. You inspect all your victuals, upset when you are forced to throw away those which are past their use-by date. At least you take this opportunity to reorganise your pasta jars and you favourite spices. When the chore is completed, you know how to reward yourself: having a nice little drink.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Taurus, Taurus rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 2nd House.

Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

The household for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

Flitting around your house, you may get rapidly swamped, by papers and magazines particularly. Your desk becomes covered with more or less wobbly piles, and when a gust of wind blows everything away, you understand it is high time you took action. To recapitulate, THE priority is to sort out your documents and your books. Then you need to attack the enemy of your bronchi, i.e. dust. The good thing is that you are able to carry out both tasks at the same time: religiously dusting off the library shelves while wondering what you should keep or not, depending on your intellectual pleasure or your momentary interest. Do not forget to check that the air-conditioner works properly, to clean your fans, and to open your windows so as to breathe better.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Gemini, Gemini rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 3rd House.

Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

The household for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

Since you are a homebody, you may be torn between two opposite impulses: that which prompts you to make your place as comfortable as possible, and that which urges you to keep treasured souvenirs, even though they are overwhelming. Someday you will need to take the bull by the horn. Either your house becomes a museum, with clutter as its downside, or you force yourself to sort out (a bit). Afterwards, you must deal with all the things related to your intimacy: curtains and rugs, which deserve an annual cleaning, and especially, your bed. Like Proust, you could live in it. Therefore, have your mattress disinfected, with ammoniac for instance. Take your comforters, pillows, and blankets to the dry cleaner’s. No matter how slow your pace may be, you will see that you will not regret it.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Cancer, Cancer rising, or the Moon dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 4th House.

Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

The household for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

If at first sight everything shines in your house, you run the risk of choosing the easy way out. Although you may not like, some day, you will have to start or delegate the chore of intensive cleaning everyone is talking about... Shift the furniture to get rid of the dust, empty an old sideboard in which you have piled up objects you do not like and that you have forgotten to discard. Let a good tip be your guide: every accessory, trinket, or a mere ornamental pillow must be a source of joy; otherwise, you must throw it away. As you are a pleasure-oriented zodiacal sign, it is a good thing to know. Once everything is sorted out, you may be proud to rub the tassel chandelier until it shines, as well as the mirrors, the frames gilded in fine gold, and above all, the window panes. When your house will look like the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles, you will be satisfied.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Leo, Leo rising, or the Sun dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 5th House.

Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

The household for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Let us acknowledge it right away, so as to close the subject: you are the queen or the king of sorting. With such a concern for hygiene, you worship cleanliness. Besides, you have no ego problem rolling up your sleeves and dealing with the least valued chores. Organisational skill is within your genes. As a perfect strategist, you start only when you have gathered all the necessary products. You follow a clear and logical method in order to rationalise your efforts. You fully appreciate it when you see that the atmosphere is even cleaner and tidier when you are done. Then you can spend quite some time sorting out and filing your things according to the famous proverb "a place for each thing, and each thing at its place". Your mentor? Marie Kombo, the Japanese best-selling author and tidying up consultant. Finally, you are close to perfection, but you modestly remain silent.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Virgo, Virgo rising, or Mercury dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 6th House.

Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

The household for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

It must be underlined that, basically, domestic chores put you off. However, since aestheticism is of utmost importance, you hate to see an ill-kept, cluttered, dirty and dusty house. How awful! To do the housework, you have no real method. You sometimes hesitate over your priorities. In any case, in your opinion, the most important thing is to give a cosy atmosphere to your home. Once the floors are polished, and the furniture is waxed, you can enjoy the result of your efforts. You also take this opportunity to go through your closets and to sort out your clothes by colours or by seasons. You are the only one who can turn a usually boring task into a poetic exercise. Actually, you cannot think of spring-cleaning without this final touch: to try to arrange your pieces of furniture differently, to hang a painting, and to add a bunch of flowers!

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Libra, Libra rising, or Venus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 7th House.

Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

The household for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Like Samantha in the series Bewitched, who would twitch the tip of her nose to solve anything magically, you wish the housework were done by itself. You often pile up all sorts of objects or papers in your house, which then looks like a warehouse. It is also probable that you feel like emptying everything so as to own nothing, and at the same time, when you start to take concrete steps, you are overwhelmed by melancholy. It does not matter. This thorough cleansing operation will benefit you greatly. Whenever you are obsessed by bacteria, you do not hesitate to use extremely powerful products. Bleach is the classic detergent that you are unwilling to give up. Sometimes, you even use high-pressure devices to cleanse your floors and your walls! Remember to send your textile to dry cleaning. You will then have the impression to start anew, in accordance with the nature of your sign...

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Scorpio, Scorpio rising, or Pluto dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 8th House.

Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

The household for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

It must be said that, now and then, you feel in transit in your own house. No sooner have you crossed the threshold, you put your suitcases and your travelling bags in the most discreet room, you change clothes, and you leave everything higgledy-piggledy. Or you hastily unwrap the souvenirs brought from the other part of the world – statuettes, masks, decorative objects – which end up gathering dust. Fortunately, the other facet of your personality, more conventional, pricks your pride. It is out of the question to turn your house into an Aladdin’s cave left unattended. You want your visitors to enjoy a pleasant and friendly place. Therefore, you do not hesitate to roll up your sleeves, provided it is done quickly. You are able to manage everything simultaneously: a machine is operating while you vacuum. Sometimes a bit brusque, you may cause a few breakages. Aside from this, you are quite efficient.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, or Jupiter dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 9th House.

Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

The household for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Living in a jumble? You cannot stand this idea. You cannot even sleep if clothes are still lying around. Everything must quite quickly be stored, preferably totally hidden in a cupboard, organised very precisely of course. Owing to your unwavering willingness to control your environment, you may come across as a narrow-minded person. The people who live with you need to abide by your decision or leave, because you feel comfortable in bareness only. A house can never be too empty for you. It is nearly impossible to catch you messing up a place. Even an exhausting day will not prevent you from doing your housework. No one can say that you do not maintain your house perfectly well.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Capricorn, Capricorn rising, or Saturn dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 10th House.

Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

The household for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

It must be underlined that your approach of order is quite weird. Because you are fond of originality – some would say kitsch – reason is unable to prompt you to tidy up the disparate objects which land in your house. You are unlikely to do anything for the sake of propriety, but perhaps because, as a good Air sign, you need to breathe. As for housekeeping, your priorities include windows, that you want to be wide open and impeccable. The most important thing for you is to see the sky. You dislike compartmentalised places. You sometimes remove doors, even those of the bedroom. As for products, you are rather in the vanguard and an environmentalist. You search the Internet for recipes to make your own cleanser using white vinegar, lemon, and essential oil of eucalyptus. A born alchemist, you try out the whitening power of bicarbonate, and you even imagine decoctions to fill up your space with fragrances.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Aquarius, Aquarius rising, or Uranus dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 11th House.

Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

The household for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

Oh God ! What a mess ! This is what you sometimes exclaim when, all of a sudden, you realise your slackness, too seldom. This occurs usually in spring, when you feel in you a growing desire for novelty, including regarding your house. Previously, you tended to amass things, and to be lazy. These are not the best qualities for becoming a housework champion! On the other hand, as a good Water sign, you quite enjoy washing and cleaning. Provided you are allowed to take your time, because you make pauses, just to appreciate your improvements. Staring at a room in which it is again pleasant to live – and particularly lazing on the pillows of a large sofa – cheers you up and makes you dream. Once chores are over, think of the final touch: light candles to complete this beautiful transformation.

You will find on Astrotheme thousands of natal charts of celebrities who have the Sun in Pisces, Pisces rising, or Neptune dominant. The former are sorted in popularity order, whereas the latter are sorted according to the strongest dominant. Since each planet also rules a House – sometimes two houses – you may want to also look at charts having a strong 12th House.

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