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The Zodiac and Sports

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

As an Aries, you are necessarily fond of sports! First of all, like a bud in the springtime, you are blessed with a form of natural enthusiasm which is eager to express itself. Then, the fact that you are the first sign of the Zodiac gives you a true instinct for competition. You always want to be the winner also. It is out of the question to accept a walk-on part. The more demanding the discipline is, the happier you are. You need to sweat and to be aching all over, for this is an outlet for your combative energy. Therefore, consider all speed sports. Both athletics and motor race provide the adrenalin which makes you thrill. Skiing may also suit you, downhill race rather than slalom.

In addition, you are quite an individualist because you enjoy doing what you want to, and when you want to. Or if people follow you and ask you to be their coach, this alternative also suits you. Lastly, for extreme cases, boxing or enrolling in a boot camp may be good ideas.

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

Oh my! Careful... Even though you accept to take up sport, you refuse to forsake your comfort for it. But once you have started, you will amaze people with your perseverance and your taste for effort. Moreover, you are anything but a wimp. More often than not, Taurus has a healthy constitution. Therefore, take advantage of it, and do not hesitate to practice sports requiring stamina. Listening to your deep inclinations, you enjoy a sport when it offers the opportunity to recharge your batteries in the open air. Outdoors activities are meant for you, such as running in the forest as you feel like it and according to the seasons. You can also relax by rowing on a lake.

Ruled by Venus, you may want to find an activity with an artistic streak: dance, gymnastics, or a combat sport such as the capoeira will be fine. The most important thing, one may have guessed, is to enjoy yourself... while flushing out the effects of overeating!

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

You enjoy practicing a sport when it is fun and when it is in group, or at least with another person. It is out of the question to struggle against the elements with no one to share it with. How dreadful! But since you are quick and clever, your aptitudes for ball games are excellent. You may like football, rather as a winger, just to dribble shrewdly past your opponents. Volleyball, basketball, or handball appeal to you too, for the same reasons that can be summed up in a word: team.

You are also fond of tennis, which requires good reflexes and relies a lot on strategy... provided you can continue chatting across the net. You have nothing against the atmosphere of fitness centres, and the most varied classes may suit you: samba, stretching, step aerobics, everything will do. Depending on the level of your suppleness, you may even become a contortionist!

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

If sport can be synonymous with relaxation and enable you to become focused again, then, why not? To begin with, avoid activities or ambiances implying perspiration, promiscuity, and challenge. The ideal would be to have a personal coach, just to get motivated. Indeed, you may at first be afraid of getting hurt, or you may be timid. Don't worry, because many high level athletes are marked by your Sun sign. Therefore, you always have the possibility and the means to do something!

However, in your view, a sport should involve emotions. If you do not enjoy it, it will be similar to the horse which would not drink, or the cat you drag with a leash. Therefore, take your time, and choose a sport suiting your temperament. If it could associate water and gentleness, it is perfect. Swimming is good for you, but also water aerobics, which makes your muscles work in-depth but effortlessly. You may also enjoy other water sports such as sailing, canoeing, or diving, of course, just to admire the wonders under the sea.

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

As long as sports provide an opportunity to shine, you are ready! To begin with, you know that physical exercise contributes to improve your posture and the way you carry your head. Bingo for you! Then, you secretly fantasize about the winner reaching the highest step of the podium, being crowned with laurels, and receiving a gold medal. Stop! You ought to be satisfied that at your level your good command is noticed. You should choose a sport in which you are excelling, otherwise you may get irritated, and your efforts may not be rewarding enough.

For the prestige, golf, polo, or Formula One racing may be tempting, whether you practice or watch them. You may also consider outdoors sports such as athletics, parachuting - because you have guts – beach volley or wakeboard - if you want your strong muscles to be admired – skiing with awesome equipment, or the latest trendy sport!

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

Whoever utters the word sport reawakens Mister or Miss Gadget in you! You downloaded all the applications enabling you to practice your favourite activity, whether it involves running or rehearsing precise positions. Indeed, you are willing to progress, and you prepare your programme meticulously. Training sessions and objectives are scheduled, and to respect them, you rely on high tech devices such as a GPS watch, a pedometer bracelet, the Moves application, or a sophisticated treadmill, of course connected to the Run on Earth software, in order to boost your neurones while you put your muscles to the test.

Having said this, sport is definitely good for you when it allows you to get rid of your nervousness. Prefer individual sports such as jogging or those requiring that you learn a technique, even a complex one. You may appreciate Tai chi chuan or Qi gong for their philosophy.

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

You secretly relish the idea that sports may lead to... love. Let's be clear. You covertly dream that you are taken care of by a person who would be your opposite, that is, straightforward or even brutal like a fierce Aries. You hope that everyone will appreciate more and more your beautiful silhouette, which sport helps you maintain. Therefore, choose accordingly. If you prefer the lightest programme with the fewest risks, rush to the nearest fitness centre, and you will certainly get something out of it. Pilates, or classical dance, tango, or rumba will do a lot of good.

Elegance being always on your mind, you also believe that sports can offer opportunities to wear gorgeous outfits: the white apparel, required on British tennis courts, and the glittering costumes of ice-skaters have always fascinated you. In summer, do not forget windsurfing, because you are an Air sign. You may be surprised to discover that you love it.

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

Given your temperament, entirely made of interiorised fire, sport should be compulsory. If you choose it properly, of course. Often a loner, you may opt for an individual discipline which you can practice according to your needs and your possibilities. Rather tenacious, with an excellent resistance to effort, do not hesitate to try the most extreme sports. Martial arts seem particularly appropriate for your feisty nature because they provide an outlet for your aggressiveness, and enable you to manage your stress and your complexity. You may also appreciate speleology, full of symbols to you, since you like to get to the bottom of things.

You are capable of achieving high levels of concentration, and you are impervious to dangers whenever you must. You may be gifted for shooting, parachuting, or pentathlon, a mix of five different sports! The very fact that their practice imply some degree of masochism does not put you off.

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

Motion, more motion, always motion ! Looking only at your zodiacal sign, everyone understands that you are meant for sport, with human intelligence and animal strength. Logically, you are fond of horse riding, of course, due to the company of your favourite animal, but also because it conjures up adventurous horseback rides in the wilderness and on the loose. Along the same lines, trekking in a desert, or biking across a continent may be exciting. On the other hand, you can hardly be locked up in a fitness centre, even if it were the most beautiful place in your region.

Since you also have quite a complex personality, you enjoy solo efforts as much as team games such as relay races for instance. And to stick more closely to your sign's inclinations, you may want to try archery, like Robin Hood.

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

Like the valiant goat of the zodiac, yes, you too are meant for sports, especially for those demanding endurance. This is a way to test your resistance, even to transcend pain... You could even apply, not for the medal of masochism – because your choices always make sense – but for the medal of perseverance. Therefore, you may be tempted by a marathon race, because it is ideal for pushing your limits. Without being too strenuous, with cross-country skiing or cycling you will go far and for long.

You are fond of mountains, and you are not sensitive to cold. Climbing suits your temperament; you consider that this leisure is a metaphor of the human condition. Once you have reached the top, you still dream of other peaks, knowing that one Everest may hide another, at least in your view.

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

You accept that people mention sports, provided it is funny or exotic, or in a word, original. As usual, if there is an opportunity to test a new activity and to meet another group of people, you jump at it. Besides, should anyone seek your opinion, the definition of "sport" may cover quite a wide range of things: baby-foot, Frisbee, scootering, or curling deserve this label as much as badminton, no?

Yoga is another possible alternative for you who often care for personal development and spiritual improvement. Actually, you have started to practice yoga long before it became fashionable. As an assiduous adept, you know the differences and the benefits of mantra yoga or bhakti-yoga. Whereas people are content with basic classes, you do the Sun Salutation every day, and you have modified your lifestyle accordingly.

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

For want of a huge aquarium, it is on the seaside or the shore of a lake, or at least at the swimming pool, that you rekindle your sporty spirit. Whether you are a mermaid or a triton, you feel naturally at ease in water. If you have a calm temperament, focus on finswimming or breaststroke, going at your own pace, and merging into your element. More active, water polo may also be attractive to you. Even more artistic, synchronised swimming or diving – if you are an unusual sample of a daredevil Pisces – meets your concepts in aesthetics.

Be aware that, even without water, you will not die. You may enjoy group activities, for instance stretching classes. You may also practice oriental dances to take advantage of your great sensuality. Body Balance can improve your suppleness and your posture without danger and without excess. Golf offers the pleasure to stride across both relaxing and beautiful green lawns.

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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