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The zodiac and DIY

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

Zodiacal DIY for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

DIY! Thinking of this activity, you say to yourself: why not? However, this type of project must not keep you busy for too long. Details tend to make you lose patience. It is better that you let someone else take care of the unavoidable chore of purchasing everything. The sole prospect of going through the shelves of tools, plumbing, and tiling annoys you. Secondly, you stand neither instruction manuals nor meticulous preparations. Having said this, you have a few qualities. You are quick and efficient, of course. Therefore, one may request you to paint a wall, or for instance to drill holes, or to saw tons of wood. In other words, you need to get fast and rewarding results, because you have the ego of a superman/superwoman. Your Fire nature gives you the capacity to build a fireplace or a stove, or even to deal with lamps.

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

Zodiacal DIY for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

The first image which comes to mind is you doing up your old country house! More modestly, you manage to arrange the features of your balcony, a hut, or a kennel, in short, anything in connection with nature. Often good in manual labour, you are not put off by hard work or by long-time processes. Finality is what is important to you. You could even build a slab of concrete! Or clean up an old wall to restore its ancient patina. You are fond of whitewash paints and of any material kindling some degree of sensuality. You enjoy installing a nice wooden floor, putting a new seat on your chairs, or making frames for your paintings. Because aesthetics plays an essential role naturally.

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

Zodiacal DIY for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

DIY? Fiddle, combine, or tamper? It is second nature to you! As a good Mercurian, you are so clever that you seldom shrink from the possibility to make or repair something requiring only some astuteness. You are practical, quick, and resourceful. For instance, you easily understand the complexity of an electric circuit or of cable tracks. However, beware of blunders, because you get distracted easily, especially when you are with other workers. Having said this, you may be able to extort from them two or three good ideas in passing, or even to close a deal which has nothing to do with the initial order. Nevertheless, be careful, for owing to your butterfly-like haste, you may forget to close a lid, or you may abandon a worksite if a telephone call or a weird noise diverts your attention. To sum up, even though it is preferable that the project does not last too long or that it is not too difficult to carry out, you like to do DIY, and you are skilled for this.

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

Zodiacal DIY for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

What you appreciate a lot in DIY is the idea to give a second lease to objects with a soul, you a sensitive creature. Repairs, there is nothing better! Therefore, regarding manual works, you are interested in the restoration of furniture or accessories having a past or stirring up nostalgia. Or belonging to History! The more you know about them, the more you feel that your dream can be easily achieved. You are also very skilled at reproducing old-style techniques, giving patina, or applying white lead on a piece of furniture, maintain terracotta floors which create a cosy and reassuring atmosphere. You also enjoy flea markets and small stalls such as ironmonger, taxidermist and draper’s stores, in short, all the ancient jobs the know-how of which you want to keep at any price.

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

Zodiacal DIY for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

DIY, you? There must be a mistake. Whether a male or a female, you are a star who cannot lower yourself and damage your carefully manicured hands. However, turning an ordinary object into a gorgeous one using some sleight of hand is quite exciting. You have mastered leaf gilding techniques, be it to give a shiny look to a huge Venetian mirror, which will be most impressive in your living room, or for a little statue to be displayed proudly in your garden. Why should you be modest? Craftsmanship work may also suit you, for instance realising custom-made accessories, and particularly jewellery, if you are creative. With you, DIY may become meaningful if it becomes a subsidiary of luxury: diamonds, precious wood, crystal. You need the most “hype” items for your desires. What you like more than anything is to play the foreman/forewoman.

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

Zodiacal DIY for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

Should the champion of DIY be elected, the undisputed n° 1 of the zodiac, it would be you of course! Manual works, synonymous with resourcefulness but also ingenuity, modesty, and patience totally describe you. In other words, when it comes to repair utility appliances, to create ornamental items, to redo a wood floor, to tile a bathroom, or to conceal a dingy wall, you never run out of solutions. But what you prefer most, your personal source of pleasure, is to find good storage tricks. Indeed, you want everything to be in order and impeccable! You have an additional asset in your pocket. You are meticulous and endowed with the precision of a watchmaker or a lace-maker. Since you are reasonable, you never begin blindly, without having carefully read the instruction manual or without having planned each step. A professional right from the start, you avoid all nasty surprises. You are a sort of living guarantee for thoroughly serious and quality work.

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

Zodiacal DIY for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

It must be admitted that the prospect that you may have to roll up your sleeves makes you cringe. Manual activities are synonymous with toil, sweat, and dust. How awful! So, forget structural works, and concentrate on something easier for you such as decoration or aesthetics. You are gifted at choosing furniture and colours, and this is the reason why it is people’s interest to request your advice. You pay high attention to the quality and the finesse of details such as the lighting or the place of mirrors and cupboards (for your wardrobe). You enjoy looking for professionals who are capable of turning your fantasy into reality: to create cushions in shimmering fabrics or custom-made blinds. You are eager to bring the little touch which makes the difference: putting stickers on a wall to pep it up, applying the last coat of varnish, or fixing beautiful handles or knobs on your drawers.

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

Zodiacal DIY for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Since you enjoy keeping a veil of mystery around you, you do not tell anyone that you have decided to do DIY. After a few long hours, people may end up wondering where you have disappeared, while you are indulging in some intense activity, away from prying eyes. What you enjoy? Any mission requiring some level of expertise of course, because you are not interested in basic hard work or in tasks implying no strategy. However, you are most likely to grasp the logic of sanitation systems, because more often than not, plumbing is one of your hobbies. Furthermore, you do not give up at the first glitch. On the contrary, you consider it a personal challenge. You are delighted to knock down a partition wall, a bathroom, or a staircase in order to completely transform your house, without fearing the result. The must for you may consist in building a private den: a little bar or a wine cellar, for instance.

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

Zodiacal DIY for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

If DIY is a means of bringing in techniques from other places, then, yes, you are fond of it. You are among the first people who admired the Moroccan tadelakt, and who learned how to make this lime coating. You get traditional tiles or Hispano-Moorish items from Portugal, a region which you find inspiring. To revive the “One thousand and one nights” which marked your youth, you also introduce oriental touches in your decor, especially in your bathroom, which may ideally be like a Turkish bath. You love exotic wood such as teak or mahogany, and you know how to maintain them so that they age beautifully. You prefer natural things, and you take great care of the outer parts of your environment: balconies, terraces, and even shutters, to better see the vast world.

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

Zodiacal DIY for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

Methodical and persevering, you have many Earth qualities which turn you into an excellent handyman/handywoman. Or at least, provided that this word is not taken pejoratively. It is out of the question to use quick-fix solutions. You start a manual work only if it can stand the test of time. Anything offering an improvement to what is already existing is worthy of attention: you are interested in tricks aiming at water or energy savings. You are never late when it comes to real estate diagnosis. It is true that everything related to foundations and to the building is part of your favourite field. Ambitious, you hope to increase the value of your properties. For this purpose, you spare no effort, and you are patient. One may be tempted to remind you that after all, this is just a pastime or a hobby. After a certain time or a certain degree of difficulty, call a real professional!

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

Zodiacal DIY for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Of course, you are more intellectual than manual. However, your curiosity for anything unusual may turn you into a handyman/handywoman. It is out of the question to become a tinsmith or to build the dog’s kennel. Efficiency or usefulness is not your concern. You are rather a modern inventor, willing to test any experimental idea just for the sake of it. Instruction manuals, you don’t know them, because you prefer to let your intuition of your fantasy guide you, very simply. For instance, you may imagine repairing your bicycle by replacing the front wheel with a scooter, this has been done. You may also use two big warm buns of bread to create a pair of disposable slippers for your little feet. It is not always easy to follow you, because you may feel the urge to do DIY anytime, even at night. And afterwards, you abandon everything behind you. Some day, you will invent the tidying up device!

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

Zodiacal DIY for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

Using your fingers? Well, this is not your natural bend. In any case, your head is too much in the clouds for you to undertake a big work. But since you are ruled by Venus, you are gifted for tasks requiring aesthetic sense instead of nimbleness. You love to search for an exact painting hue, or to play with monochrome shades endlessly. Since you are thinking mostly of decoration, you may be the first person to imagine garlands of pennants to brighten up a corridor or a passage. You do not hesitate to attend a pottery class, or to make your own candles, scented or veined, to express your artistic drive. And macramé, less meticulous than sewing, may suit you too. One can easily imagine you creating a basket to go to the market, or a hammock for your nap, the reward!

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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