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Lifestyle column: the zodiac and interior decoration

The zodiac and interior decoration: 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

Your home is like yourself, without complicated features. Nevertheless, you need a nice space, if possible without closed doors, because you want to move around, and energy must circulate throughout the place.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

You may opt for a bachelor apartment and an urban and modern lifestyle. Light is one of your priorities, since you crave for it. Therefore, you tend to choose a place with wide windows oriented eastwards. You enjoy strong and sharp colours such as red, of course, but you may also be fond of more sober hues.

As for furniture, you like designers who add a very personal touch. Statues, especially when they represent heads, and animals too – rams! – will also have a good place. A fantasy? Maybe a sports hall at home, or fitness devices to stay in shape. In a different type, a beautiful fireplace will remind your Fire values.

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

In absolute terms, you seek a peaceful cottage with ivy-covered walls or, even better, with wisteria. If you live in a city, pick a quiet location with many green spots.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

Inside, you are fond of comfort and natural stuff above all. Whenever possible, choose traditional material such as nice tiles, wood, or soft fabrics. A plaid tossed on a sofa is conducive to the relaxed atmosphere you need. Pay attention to the selection of colours bearing in mind the same objective. To suit your ruling planet, try pastel colours such as light green, or pink, to brighten up the brown or putty-coloured monochrome of your Earth element. Scented candles provide a sensual touch that you find important.

The kitchen is of course your favourite place, because you are a food lover and you appreciate conviviality. The quality of your equipment is the subject of your pride.

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

Interior decoration is based on two criteria : it ought to be both bohemian and urban. You are intellectual and talkative, and you prefer to live in a place where everything is at hand, the grocer as well as the newsagent.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

Your house must also have high tech fittings to be connected: TV screens, digital tablets, and hi-fi systems are indispensable. You are more flexible for the rest. Provided that it makes you feel comfortable, your home does not have to meet strict rules. You enjoy scattering messages in the form of boards, panels, or words written with a piece of chalk on a slate.

As for furniture, anything mobile or modular delights you. Thus, you can adapt it according to your mood, and fully experience your fickleness. As far as colours and shapes are concerned, if possible, you want gaiety and a pop look, which recalls that interior decoration is not such a serious topic.

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

Oh, the home! This is an unavoidable part of your well-being, and you immediately think of inviting your family and your friends. In analogy with your sign, it is a shelter which protects you, a cocoon in which you are your true self.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

Therefore, the priority goes to anything related to peace and security. You need a calm place, shielded from people's view, but conducive to dreaming. The colours are soft and bright: pale pink, light blue, or pure white, attract you. Try to arrange a spot in which you can sit comfortably with a bookshelf close at hand.

Your children are also your priority, and their rooms may offer good opportunities to relive this magical period of your life, with coloured furniture and many games which you can share with them. In the same vein, you like vintage and rustic styles: the 50's as well as objects hunted in flea markets appeal to you.

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

Although it is not a palace, your house must at least have a grandiose and stately touch. To begin with, you like nice districts, and the address must be prestigious, whether it is central or residential. It must not be in the middle of nowhere. How dreadful! Then, the path leading to your abode, as well as the door, must display some glamorous adornments. These are the basics.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

Inside, you give free rein to your personal tastes. The living-room is the centre of your preoccupation. It main contain masterworks or branded furniture. You appreciate great architects, especially if they express themselves with pomposity. Jacques Garcia or unavoidable Philippe Starck are meant for you, if you can afford them. In any case, you are happy when your furniture recalls that of famous hotels, when they are full of gilding, and made with quality material such as the floor of the palace of Versailles.

You are fond of warm colours, and you also dream of an impressive fireplace, in analogy with the inner flame burning within you.

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

Without using the "clean and tidy" cliché, it must be underlined that you are careful about the orderly and neat state of your dwelling. It is usually located in a practical spot, not too far from the city, but shielded from its hustle. You need to know that your cultural desires are within walking distance: museums, libraries, and shopping malls.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

In your house, the same concern prevails. Whether you have trinkets or not, whether your house in spacious or modest, everything is lined-up, without a speck of dust. Since your house is the prolongation of yourself, it must reflect health and self-control. Everything is tasteful, not too gaudy, but refined, for example according to Japanese-trend aesthetics.

Your pieces of furniture are rather small, because you don't like bulky items, your sign being ruled by Mercury, the planet of mobility. The ideal would be a small comfortable desk where you can read, file your personal things, and ponder.

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

Harmony is the key-word which guides your understanding of dwelling. You are of a sociable nature, and you constantly think of welcoming your guests. Therefore, you need an easily accessible place, if possible in the city, but with an elegant address.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

You grant special attention to your living-room. It is impressive, and you do not hesitate to get your inspiration from the last creations of fashionable designers. However, comfort is not forgotten. You want a large sofa in classical and timeless tones such as beige or brownish-grey, and soft arm-chairs. To show that you care for your loved ones, you display on the walls photos of your family and your friends. There are also works of art, depending on your tastes, and also a piano or even a harpsichord! Of course, all this is shown to its best advantage by sophisticated lamps.

If you have enough space, you may indulge in a little narcissistic pleasure such as for instance a large dressing-room in which the display of your clothes and shoes is a piece of art in itself!

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

Not everyone can enter your secret den! Like your astrological sign, your house is both mysterious and fascinating. Besides, you enjoy toying with the idea of confusing people by choosing a shady spot if you are in a town, or by living in the middle of nowhere, far from populated areas.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Your home sometimes resembles a theatre setting, because you don't hesitate to choose strong colours or even black as the prevailing hue. You accept no interdiction – how dreadful –regarding the clash of materials, or that of objects.

You are very fond of the baroque with a few unusual and provoking touches, such as for instance panther print fabrics. You can mix sensual materials such as velvet for your sofas, thick carpets with mysterious patterns, and metallic furniture with sharp edges! In interior decoration like in anything else, you do nothing like other people, of course.

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

In order to control your nomadic urge and your wanderlust, your home must be spacious and preferably located high up, so that your eyes can see as far as possible. A room with a view, this is all you need! In addition, you like to receive people, but you don't want to feel cramped. Therefore, you need a comfortable living-room, as well as a decent kitchen, because you are also a bon viveur.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Let's add a predilection for warm tones, those which conjure up the sand of the Sahara or purple, like a sunset palette. You also like the wild aspect of leather. Therefore, a club chair will figure in the decor prominently. Sometimes a bit snobbish, you enjoy adding small touches of luxury such as pieces of furniture by famous designers.

However, your choices remain very personal: nothing will appeal to you more than bringing back a collection of strange and beautiful masks, or tribal art artefacts which remind you of your numerous and frequent peregrinations. Indeed, they offer you the opportunity to tell the history and the anecdotes related to these objects.

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

Although you don't show it, you are proud of your house. It is the reflection of your social success, but it must not be too ostentatious. Therefore, you should choose sober colours such as grey or beige, unless you prefer the safe black and white formula.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

You are fond of contemporary and reinterpreted industrial style : names such as Christian Liaigre or Andrée Putman inspire you. In other words, you love... luxurious sobriety. Andrée Putman, whose Sun sign is the same as yours, confessed that she adored "the play of light on the absence of-colour, geometric shapes, and a certain austerity".

In the same spirit, you adore stone : a majestic marble staircase, or a gorgeous sandstone tiling. Your secret fantasy may take the form of a chalet perched on a mountain, where you can meditate while dominating the surrounding summits.

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

You are blessed with the possibility to give free rein to your wildest fantasy. Therefore, don't restrain yourself! Nothing upsets you more than bourgeois homes stuck in rigid rules. To your view, lack of taste does not exist, and it is most likely that you like to scatter little touches of kitsch here and there. Because you have a sense of humour, and your house must show it, good grief!

The zodiac and interior decoration for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Although you can try anything, do not forget that you are part of the vanguard and that you need to be able to express this tendency. A skyscraper or a loft would suit you well. Everything gets blended, living-room, office, and bedroom. On the other hand, your colours are not too audacious. You prefer light and iridescent hues which evoke some sort of post-modern future.

Furthermore, since you are interested in spirituality, you may want to arrange a little area with huge cushions, candles and a hi-fi system, so that you can relax while listening to some soft music.

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

You are a real bohemian! Firstly, you need to feel a human presence by your side. Therefore, a popular area, or at least an animated one, will suit you best. You want to guess what your neighbours are doing, or to chat on your landing.

The zodiac and interior decoration for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

You do not tolerate rigid rules in your house. You even feel better when you are surrounded by a pleasant jumble which expresses your personality and your numerous emotions. But the whole must remain aesthetic. You love the comfort offered by oriental rugs, brocade curtains, or deep sofas. You are fond of colours recalling the sea: azure blue, bottle-green, or pearly white. You may find the marine world attractive, as well as an aquarium where you can feast your eyes on multicoloured fishes moving around.

The must for you would obviously be to have a private beach... If you cannot, concentrate on your bathroom, a most important and even essential element. You may for instance fancy a huge bathtub with massaging jets and Hollywood lighting.

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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