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The Zodiac and Luxury

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

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

With your ebullient temperament, it is doubtless that a sports car or a racing car is at the top of the scale of your fantasies, when it comes to luxury. A Ferrari or a Porsche may therefore be good options, especially in red for the former. In a similar spirit, you may enjoy a powerfully engineered outboard boat able to cut through the waves.

Fond of thrills? In that case, offering you to do a parachute jump is an alternative which provides memorable adrenaline surges. You who adore sports, you may be happy to participate in special events such as a Football World Cup, or a Formula 1 Grand Prix, in the VIP stand. If you are not seeking material pleasures, a nice leather jacket or impressive jewels constitute good choices.

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

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

You deem that luxury must be physically touched, breathed, or savoured. One might as well say that your Earth values cannot imagine such pleasures if they are intangible only. You may even show some greed. You need the most opulent-looking furniture, or the most expensive perfumes, even though you are fond of roses, the flowers of your season, as well as of jewels made of precious metal.

In winter, you love to coil up in comfortable cashmere sweaters or in silk plaids. In general, you pay high attention to the quality of textiles and also of leather, because they enable you to express your sensuality. The culinary department is not to be taken lightly. A reservation in a three-starred mythic restaurant, as well as tasting the most sought-after vintages, provide you with enduring memories.

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

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

Being an Air sign, you do not attach too much importance to worldly possessions. The height of luxury is certainly something related to movement or exchanges. You may tremendously enjoy a week-end jaunt to a big city, organised around a particularly popular event, whether sportive or cultural. For instance, attending a concert of a famous rock group, as a VIP guest, and being granted favours such as the possibility to discuss with the musicians and to see the show from backstage.

A helicopter tour, allowing you to discover the panorama from high above, may also be an excellent alternative. Why not, for once in your life, indulge in a trip aboard a private jet, thus blending comfort and speed?

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

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

Because you venerate the past, for you the real luxury may be to dive in it through the magic of particularly rare and refined objects. You are drawn to the antiques which travel through time and bring to life bygone lifestyles. For instance, you are fond of the Louis XIV furniture's reassuring style, for they bring about intimacy and human warmth. You are moved by everyday life accessories: lamps by Émile Gallé, hand-painted earthen jugs, masterpiece paintings – especially portraits – or still lifes.

In a completely different register, you are also fond of everything related to Water, your Element. You have a hidden soft spot for yachts, especially those designed to offer the best possible comfort. Otherwise, a cruise in the South Seas may prove an excellent idea.

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

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

Your quality standards being very high, you consider that luxury is indispensable. Totally in line with the values of your sign, anything corresponding to this definition appeals to you. Nothing is too nice or too expensive for you. Jewels by Cartier, white or pink gold watches by Rolex, VIP invitations to golf tournaments or to equestrian competitions are tailored for you.

Luxury also consists in going on holiday in unforgettable locations, because you love to mention, even to flaunt, your abundance of pleasures. The Gulf Emirates are perfect, with their ever-shining sun and their shopping centres aplenty. You like time-honoured brands, and you need at least a prestigious car, for example a Porsche or a Bentley. Or maybe also a seaside or a mountain holiday home in a stylish resort.

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

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

A priori, the concept of luxury is totally alien to you. You loathe ostentation, and you are modest enough to think that all this is definitely not for you. However, as one takes a closer look, one may find a few clues similar to luxury. For instance, if you lay your hands on incunabula - those marvellously bound books printed before 1501 - since you are an erudite, you will not conceal your enthusiasm.

An avid collector, you can browse antique shops to spot a specific item or to try to get it in the most sought-after auction sales. Moreover, you are delighted by the possibility to remain an anonymous buyer. You may also appreciate beautiful watches or clocks, the result of a meticulous know-how passed down from generation to generation. One can rest assured that you will take good care of them.

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

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

Attending in the front row a Chanel or Gucci fashion show would be one of the ideas that may occur to you whenever luxury is mentioned. This word is straight away synonymous with traditional, or on the contrary completely trendy, haute couture clothes, accessories, jewels or finery. You consider that they are French or Italian specialities, two countries at the leading edge of this very special industry.

With the good taste which characterises you, you could even become the ambassador or the muse of such-and-such creator. You do not overdo, and owing to your elegance, you represent a guarantee which is reassuring. Under the influence of Venus, you also prize sophisticated jewels by Chaumet or Van Cleef & Arpels for example, as well as limited edition perfumes. Besides, you know all the private outlets in capital cities where you can purchase these little pleasures.

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

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

Since you often go against the stream, you seek a special kind of luxury. You may treat yourself to a cruise in Egypt and explore tombs in the best possible conditions. You are fascinated by ancient objects used for the cult of the dead. If you can afford it, do not hesitate to buy such artefacts. In some extreme cases, you may be able to make arrangements in order to be cryogenically preserved. It is obvious that there is nothing more luxurious, probably, than eternal life.

You may also be tempted by luxury accessories known for their ambivalence in the spirit of the Tom Ford's Gucci years. Jewels representing handcuffs, skulls, or razor blades, the perfume Obsession, or even a fur coat, exert their poisonous power over you.

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

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

You think big owing to Jupiter, the planet ruling your sign, and therefore luxury is on your agenda. You mainly associate it with travels. Your dream would be to go round the world in a private jet, so as to stop over in all the Earth's mythic places. For instance, Rio and its Corcovado, The Galapagos Islands, Tahiti, Sydney and its Opera House, the Seychelles, the Sultanate of Oman, the pyramids of Egypt.

Add no more. You are already prepared to pack your bags. And while being at it, your suitcase is branded Vuitton or Gucci. Indeed, your lifestyle is both bohemian and bourgeois. You enjoy every item pertaining to luxury, provided it does not make your life complicated. You prefer what you can easily take with you or what is ingested. Good tables, vintage wines, Champagne, foie gras, oysters, and caviar: you have them all. Just be careful not to fall in a trap typical of your sign, namely excesses that you will regret.

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

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

Luxury must be the reward of an effort, otherwise it does not taste so good. Therefore, if you got a degree or won a contract, you accept to loosen the purse strings. Actually, what would make you happy would be to fund your own company. There is no greater luxury than investing or increasing your assets. Real estate values have always attracted you, because you find properties reassuring.

A fervent admirer of famous architects, you may dream of a house designed by a big name, or representative of a highly-rated style. Along the same lines, you are interested in antiques, because you are fond of the past, but explosions in prices do not throw you into a panic. Whether you are wealthy or not, the word value is never misused with you.

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

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

You are not attached to material possessions, and you have your own approach of luxury, which must be original, unusual, or unexpected. It would be for instance the fact to explore space. You are among those who have already bought their ticket to board Richard Branson's space ship. You are eagerly awaiting this suborbital journey. The most daring people do not hesitate to book a seat in the prospective flight to Mars, and too bad if the return trip back home is still unclear. Otherwise, you can at least officially buy a star…

In a different register, you may support a special project benefitting mankind, because you need to associate luxury with the hope for a better life. You love to have the possibility to finance, without counting the cost, an association dedicated to a cause dear to your heart. You always think of your friends much more than of yourself.

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

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

Like in Baudelaire's poem, real luxury is impossible without calmness and sensual delight. People imagine you lying on a deck-chair, by a palace swimming-pool, holding a cocktail, enjoying an unobstructed view on the ocean. You may indulge in a high-end care centre where the staff will pamper you. You may also decide to explore faraway islands in a sailing boat with your own crew, so that the only thing you have to worry about is to choose your menus… or your clothes.

You are fond of fashion, and you show a preference for inspired designers. With the influence of Neptune, music is one of your great passions. Scouring the world to visit the best opera houses or jazz clubs will send you into raptures. An image-lover, you like to hang on your walls the works of famous photographers, romantic ones preferably, in the same style as Le baiser de l'hôtel de Ville by Doisneau.

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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