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The Zodiac and Languages

Disclaimer: 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

Learning languages for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

When the thought of learning a language occurs to you, you must start straight away. Owing to your impetuous temperament, you often yield to your impulse. For instance, if you appreciate your holiday in Ibiza, you immediately undertake to learn Spanish. One might as well say that methods of quick assimilation are for you, and it must be acknowledged that you easily put up a nice face. You become rapidly capable of uttering basic sentences. Sometimes, an emergency situation is all is needed to increase your vocabulary, especially when you are angry. Perhaps with a few insults in passing.

However, avoid studying too many languages, for you will remain at the beginner level, which would be frustrating for you as well as for people. Although you may not have the patience to draft a thesis on sentence structure in Abidji (spoken in Ivory Coast), you have the energy to take the first steps.

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

Learning languages for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

When you decide to acquire a language – and the expression is perfect for you, because it is about mastering it and giving it shape – you gather all the means to study well. Indeed, it is not a mere whim but a carefully thought decision, the advantages of which you are aware of. You plan to allot yourself plenty of time, prefering to repeat your exercises until they are perfectly correct before moving to the next step. With obstination, you strive to find the right accent and the correct grammatical forms.

Fortunately for you, owing to your pragmatism coupled with your strong hedonism, practicing becomes more pleasant. You organise an enjoyable situation, for instance in a restaurant or singing in a choir, and this is how you have no problem getting motivated again.

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

Learning languages for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

Languages? Well, they are one of your most obvious natural talents. With such a gift for mimicry, you amaze everyone as you easily shift from one idiom to another. Your thirst for exchanges and your intellectual curiosity often explain the fact that you are a polyglot. In the worst case, one can rest assured that you manage to be understood speaking with your hands and using the rudiments you learnt one knows where. You also shine owing to your thorough knowledge of patois and numerous dialects. Practical, quick, and discerning, you have the capacity to take the plunge, at least orally.

It is certain that, when it comes to polishing up sentences, you need to put in more effort. But since you are also an avid reader of the foreign press, and you do not hesitate to flick through the Russian TV, Al Jazeera, or other channels, you are constantly immersed in an ambience conducive to learning.

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

Learning languages for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

You are so sensitive and emotional that you need to go back to the cultural roots of a language or a country before you start. For instance, if you opt for Italian, you cannot miss the fact that it belongs to the group of Romance languages, and that the Tuscan dialect came out on top of others thanks to its cultural prestige. As far as you are concerned, you have a very useful asset for correctly learning any language. Indeed, you behave like a child, and you do not take yourself too seriously. You are not afraid to make mistakes, and you absorb idiomatic expressions as if you were a sponge.

Nevertheless, you must overcome your shyness to take the plunge. Usually, your interlocutors appreciate your effort. To improve your understanding of words in a more sophisticated way, draw on the capacities of your memory, especially anything gained from your readings.

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

Learning languages for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

You are often proud, and you make a point of shining in the foreign language that you have chosen to learn. Therefore you need to go pass the first moments of embarrassment during which you must practice some humility and acquire the basics. With such a temperament, you should opt for a playful method, since this is an area where you feel comfortable. By going through the unavoidable steps, you will see that you progess rapidly.

Forget about cramming sessions and irregular verbs. Have fun, watch films or series in the original version, play board games or video games which enable you to express yourself and to train your memory. Anything leading you to learn the words' meaning and pronunciation in a relaxed atmosphere is suitable for 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

Learning languages for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Owing to the influence of Mercury, you are part of those who are motivated and who have a good aptitude for learning foreign languages. But you study with the perfectionism which is like a second skin. Therefore, the main thing is to select a method, then the discipline that you have no problem imposing on yourself. You are modest, and you do not hesitate to start from scratch, even though you have some vague rudiments dating back to your schoolday. You are anxious to acquire a decent vocabulary, and you regularly recite lists of words or conjugations until you make no errors. This is your obsession.

At some point, as you improve your skills, you may even know better than a native speaker, at least as far as technique is concerned. To take the plunge, you need to overcome small unfounded inferiority complexes.

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

Learning languages for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

Learning a language is almost a love story for you. Actually, it often happens that love is the first reason of your interest. For instance, if you are entranced by a handsome Austrian pianist, you decide to pursue long German studies. The same holds true for a Bolshoi ballerina; you immediately undertake to thoroughly learn Russian. Too bad if it includes the Cyrillic alphabet. Obviously, you obey the commands of your heart.

Nevertheless, fortunately, your first impulse develops into a keen interest in the entire culture concerned. You are able to appreciate the beauty of a language, be it for the sound of the sentence or its structure. You also love to extend the scope of your study to a whole civilisation. Your approach is social above all; you want to exchange and share, not to keep your science to yourself.

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

Learning languages for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Because your concern is to stand out, you often show originality through your motivation or when you choose to learn a foreign language. You want it to be mysterious, or even strange. For instance, you are stimulated by the fact that you must overcome the deciphering step. Champollion was probably more or less Scorpio, since he succeeded in discovering the meaning of hieroglyphs. The other possibility is that you succumb to the power that a language has in the world. Along these lines, you may be drawn to Arabic or to Russian.

Furthermore, whatever the hurdles may be, such as the difficulty to learn or to find a good teacher, nothing can deter you. You carry out your efforts with determination, sometimes unbeknown to the very close members of your entourage, before reaching the level of command you aim at.

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

Learning languages for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

Why should you learn foreign languages ? Whether it is to manage when you spend holidays in distant countries, or to seek a high-level academic position, you can find a thousand and one reasons to start, and you do not content yourself with only one. It must be admitted that you definitely prefer what is exotic: Chinese, Arabic, or Japanese for instance. You are optimistic, and you do not doubt that you can succeed and achieve fluency. After all, you decide to put yourself in a concrete situation as much as possible.

The ideal would be total immersion in an auspicious environment. Nothing is better than a language study holiday, because it will force you to deal with concrete details everyday, and it will make you progress. Beyond the rudiments, you are fond of high-quality literature. The range of your interests is very broad.

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

Learning languages for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Learning a new language? No use hiding it or denying it, you deeply commit yourself because such knowledge will benefit your career. If you intend to develop your business in Latin America, you deem it helpful to learn Spanish or Portuguese. If new market opportunities require the practice of dialects, you rush headlong. It seldom occurs that pleasure alone prompts you to action. In all cases, it has to be useful.

You carefully note down your improvements without fearing that you still have a long way to go, because you dedicate enough time to it, and you spare no efforts. Since you are clever, very often you manage to get your employer to finance your classes or a language study holiday. You may also get a scholarship.

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

Learning languages for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Learning a language, yes, yes, and yes, but not by droning on exceptions to the rules of the imperative mode, or by mastering the subtleties of gerunds. Anyway, it is out of the question to study in an atmosphere of austerity. Nowadays, there are scores of methods allowing to learn without (almost) realising it. Indeed, you know that you can download many IT applications useful for your project. There is even an application for locking your mobile phone until you find the correct translation for such or such word. Radical!

Do not hesitate to cumulate your means, because in addition to technology, exchanges are indispensable. Get involved with clubs or associations through which you can meet natives of the language you are interested in. Think of Airbnb, or receive at your place a complete foreigner, since collaborative experiences work well for you.

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

Learning languages for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

When it comes to communication, you prefer a behavioural, non-verbal approach. One might as well say that you excel at decoding the expressions of an Inuit or an Aborigenal. This does not mean that you are able to write a text in German or in Portuguese without making mistakes. Actually, this is the way you are, not necessarily concerned with details and more interested in the overall action. You are willing to establish a tight connection with your interlocutor, or even with everyone. Having said this, such tendency might be helpful. Learning a language would be meaningless if it did not imply understanding some of its culture, and ideally, its feelings.

You should endeavour to impose basic rules on yourself before getting started. You are not the type of person who has too many hang-ups, because you know that everyone has to go through them. You can begin quietly, listening to recordings in your sofa.

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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