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Lifestyle column: the Zodiac explores human History

the Zodiac explores human History: 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

human History for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

From time immemorial, the history of civilisations has proved to be a succession of conflicts. Several signs avoid bloodiest scourges such as outbreaks of plague, but you don't. Born a warrior, you fear nothing. You love the Crusades, a long period full of epic feats such as those recounted in The Song of Roland. Since nothing can faze you, you would have followed Hannibal when he crossed the Alps with his elephants, in the 3rd century BC. Do you want to go even further back? Then you are in the middle of prehistory like in the Quest for fire. Undoubtedly, you would have spared no effort in order to keep your favourite element! An epoch nearer to ours also resonates with your values: the Roaring Twenties which, as indicated by the name, poured all its wild creative energy with the insouciance of those who think only of living each moment to the full.

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

human History for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

To return to the past, you are advised to carefully avoid times of famine, which were legion! You should aim at republican Roma, during which the elite started to appreciate endless banquets and above all, refined ones: fishes, partridges, and even foie gras were savoured while comfortably lying down. Who can top that? Muslim prosperity, under the Abbasids in Bagdad, in the Middle Ages, has everything to make you dream. With its gorgeous palaces adorned with gold, its mosques, and its souks, the city displayed settings typical of the Thousand and One Nights which had already made it famous worldwide. In a different style, living in the day of Sissi, at the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, would have been charming. You are fond of the rococo ambiance of the Schönbrunn Palace, reflection of the quiet ambition of these sovereigns clinging to their habits.

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

human History for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

With your acute taste for exchanges, it is easy to imagine you patronising literary salons or cabinets of curiosities during the Age of Enlightenment. There, you would be in your element, eager to learn and to discuss everything. The tone could be playful, and the demonstration, intellectual. You would be the star. Further back, you would have liked to live in the ancient city of Athens, when the rudiments of democracy were invented. Putting knowledge on a pedestal does not necessarily mean that one is a snob. On the contrary, you make a point of honour to seek the opinion of everyone, both humble and influential people. But more than anything else, it is Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in the fifties, that you would have enjoyed yourself most. You would have scoured jazz clubs, or haunted café terraces. Just to recreate the world, newspapers under your arms, and quoting Sartre at any opportunity.

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

human History for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

Going back in time? You would love to, you who tremendously appreciate living in a nostalgic and sublimate past. 19th century romanticism is meant for you. Like the heroes of Byron, you would have flaunted your graceful melancholy throughout Europe, between Venice and the shores of Lake Leman. The Belle Epoque would have suited you also: you would have discovered domestic comfort, thanks to electricity and the gramophone, somewhere in a Haussmann apartment in Paris. A bit further back, the Dutch Golden Age would have been wonderful for you. With a high level of urbanisation, Amsterdam already managed to make the most of water – your element – with its system of canals. Sailors and merchants brought to your door riches from the other end of the world.

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

human History for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

When it comes to choose a period, the main recommendation focuses on one of those dominated by a flamboyant sovereign who has marked his age. The court of Lorenzo the Magnificent in the 15th century would have certainly filled you with enthusiasm. Like all the Medicis, he managed to govern while being interested in the arts and supporting creators. This is all meant for you. No one could forget the megalomaniac immoderation of Louis the 14th, especially when he decided to build Versailles for the sake of his glory. Would you like to be in a different part of the world? Then, fly to the court of Kublai Khan, in Beijing, to remember the largest empire ever. Marco Polo, who met him, reported that Kublai was the most powerful personage who ever existed in terms of men, of lands, and of treasures.

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

human History for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

To dive into history, you are above all driven by your legendary curiosity. You would have loved to land in 1454, when Gutenberg carried out his first printing tests in Mainz. Was this modest man of the Renaissance aware of the significance of what was to become the printing press? Anyway, wealth was not his aim, and he did not get it. Since you loathe ostentation, you would have totally accepted the principles of Calvin who advocated an unflinching code of ethics and implemented his reform in Geneva. Victorian ideas prevailing in London would have interested you too. Towards the end of the 19th century, you would have been delighted to personally witness the great advances of the industrial revolution. Thanks to electric motors, the Western world saw the emergence of numerous factories working at full speed. It was the great age of manufactures, and you would have certainly appreciated to experience this transformation in the United States.

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

human History for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

The Courtly Love period seems to have been invented for you. You know, the codification of romantic love tightly associated with chivalry existing in the 12th century, long ago? You probably feel nostalgic for this smart banter. As for more ancient tales, which narrate tournaments organised at the court of King Arthur with the magic of the Celtic folklore, they do not fail to appeal to you. In a more sensual ambiance, you would have been Suleiman the Magnificent or his Roxelana at the Ottomans', at the end of the 15th century. The splendour of the Loire castles has the power to take you to Anjou during the Renaissance. More recently, you would not have said no to the cult of the Vespa of the Italian Dolce Vita in the fifties when everything seemed possible, easy and light.

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

human History for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

A mystic person, you feel in tune with life at the time of the pharaohs, when their beliefs in the afterlife prompted them to be mummified with their most beautiful attire. You would have belonged to the 18th dynasty, that of Tutankhamen, around 1345 BC. Like them, you consider that death is a passageway to another world and not an end in itself. You would have equally appreciated being an Almoravid, when Cordoba or Seville was captured, at the dawn of the 11th century. Would you like a change of scenery and visit a typical Scorpio myth? In that case, go to Bram Stoker's Transylvania, and imagine yourself in the castle of Earl Dracula, a vampire doomed to live by sucking fresh human blood, tightly linking Eros and Thanatos.

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

human History for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Even though the range of options is wide, the most propitious period for travelling back in time is the Age of Discovery of course. Firstly, that of America by Christopher Columbus, while actually he was trying to find the Indies and their spices. It will be the feat of Vasco de Gama, with whom you would not have hesitated to board, despite the fact that it was necessary to sail around Africa before reaching Calicut in 1497 with difficulty. Do you want to follow the steps of other explorers? Let's continue further back, to the 13th century, to Marco Polo. With him, you would have admired the Great Wall, and you would have felt at home as Emperor Kublai Khan's messenger. Or, at the ends of the world, you would have been glad to live in the Khmer Empire, worshipping Vishnu in Angkor in the 12th century. Regardless of the nature of the jump across time or space, it is always with easiness and pleasure that you take the leap.

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

human History for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Braced for the toughest ordeals, you would have made a courageous pioneer in Quebec in the 17th century. Winter cold, famines, scurvy, or the Indians, no one and nothing could have abated your ardour. A different facet of your personality concerns your fondness for architecture. For instance, you would have enjoyed living in Chicago in the 1920s, when the city started an unprecedented transformation of its urbanism oriented towards a practical approach benefitting its economic development. As an aside, you would not have balked at the Prohibition laws, or perhaps you would have enjoyed tracking down Al Capone. To remain in the area of construction, let's add that the period when the Bauhaus developed in Berlin, around 1930, is suitable for you. Indeed, you approve its stern disposition which gave up useless details in order to offer more functionalities.

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

human History for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Do you know that your ruling planet, Uranus, was discovered in 1781? Therefore, it is not astonishing that you have a special affinity with the period of the French Revolution. You would have loved to fight against privileges while dreaming of a better world. More or less contemporaries, Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin, who developed liberalism in the United States, would have captivated you. But since you are modern, it is the 20th century, when it became common to travel by plane, which suits your personality best. You would have been excited by the prospect of watching the first steps of man on the moon, at the end of July 1969. In a different style, though corresponding to a field in which Aquarius feels comfortable, you would have worked on a cinema set at the start of Hollywood, passionate about the new prospects of the Seventh Art.

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

human History for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

To meet your ideals, it is necessary to travel very far back in time. For instance, the Indus Valley civilisations, which dwelled in modern Pakistan lands, were among the few ones which were non-violent, between 5000 and 1900 BC. This would perfectly match your pacifist beliefs. As for the Lapita nomads, some 3000 years ago, they reached the faraway islands of the Pacific near Samoa. No doubt that the idea of living in pirogues in harmony with nature strikes a sensitive chord with you. As for the myth of Atlantis, the sunken continent, according to certain theories, it explains the populating of Oceania. On the other side of the planet, the Aztecs are one of the pre-Columbian civilisations having values you would have agreed with; the first tribes were rather egalitarian and practised syncretism, this blend or fusion of several religions aiming at getting the best of each one.

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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