The Zodiac and Surprises

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.

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Aries and surprises

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

A surprise? Oh, what a good idea! You heave a sigh of relief at the prospect that a change is taking shape on the horizon. Almost any unexpected event may occur, and you feel stimulated.

You seek rushes of adrenalin more than anything. One might as well say that as far as you are concerned, a nice surprise looks like a challenge to be taken up.

Given your capacity to react at the drop of a hat, and the fact that you are not a complicated person, you pay no attention to the risks caused by uncertain weather, a short trip disturbing the routine, or a last-minute guest at your table. You are delighted.

Suggestion for Aries

Do not assume that everyone is as responsive as you. Some people need more time to digest new things.

Some Aries Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Aries and Mars might interest you.

Taurus and surprises

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

A surprise? Oops, watch out! A priori, you do not really see why you should change a winning team. In other words, once you have set a mode of action, you stick to it.

Therefore, you are very unlikely to take the initiative to disturb your dear humdrum. However, sooner or later, someone will appear suddenly in your environment, screaming “Surprise!”. Although he may be driven by the best intention, for instance to bring you a present, you feel destabilized all the same.

You strive to keep your cool, but it is often with a wry smile that you analyze the situation.

Suggestion for Taurus

Learn to leave the comfort zone in which you live. Sometimes, people's impulses are well-meant, and die-hard conservatism is avoidable.

Some Taurus Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Taurus and Venus might interest you.

Gemini and surprises

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

You enjoy surprises. They must be used in the plural, because not only do you hope for them, but in addition, you love to plan them.

Your imagination is boundless: invitations to some outing, subscription to a new magazine, little trip decided off the cuff. Here are the initiatives you are tremendously fond of, and that you do not hesitate to prepare for your friends and relatives.

In addition, no need to aim too high and to be compelled to think big. A small sidestep always works well, without complications.

Suggestion for Gemini

Treat your entourage with consideration. Sometimes, surprises are slapsticks which may hurt certain sensitivities.

Some Gemini Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Gemini and Mercury might interest you.

Cancer and surprises

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

Who would have the silly idea to jostle you? Answer: the author of a surprise. Rather conservative by nature, you do not consider favorably an event which may compel you to get out of your shell.

You prefer a thousand times emotions caused by past memories, and you find the future slightly frightening. Why do people suddenly want to take you to a brunch or to an outing?

However, a surprise having affective connotations may work out fine. For instance, a necklace of noodles that your dear little one brought back from school, or a bracelet engraved to mark a special moment of your intimate life equally fills you with joy.

Suggestion for Cancer

Do not fear to welcome the initiatives of people who are more daring than you.

Some Cancer Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Cancer and the Moon might interest you.

Leo and surprises

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

Your understanding of surprises can be summed up in the verb "to impress". It is out of the question to take a lowly initiative to make a point.

You need to see in it an homage or a reward fitting your grandeur. Therefore, you are glad to be offered a voucher for a thorough pampering in the best spa of the city, to be invited to a starred restaurant, or to a sumptuous trip, in places where jet-setters go. Otherwise, why should you move?

It is obvious that you lack humor whenever you feel that the unforeseen event is not up to par.

Suggestion for Leo

Relax a little bit, for you may hurt your lumbar vertebras if you are too stiff.

Some Leo Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Leo and the Sun might interest you.

Virgo and surprises

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

Is it possible to surprise you, you the king or the queen of planning? With difficulty, of course, since you have made an inventory of every possible scenario based on the elements you know.

Moreover, you enjoy reading in people's mind, like a mentalist. At the same time, influenced by the planet Mercury, who endows you with intelligence and curiosity, you are able to appreciate the gesture.

Nonetheless, you need to surmount your almost pathological need to control. For once, you must accept events as they come.

Suggestion for Virgo

Try to let go. It is neither the first nor the last time that you are given this recommendation.

Some Virgo Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Virgo and Mercury might interest you.

Libra and surprises

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

For you, a surprise must be part of a social action. For instance, you like it when an entertaining interlude is inserted in the middle of a program composed of formal activities. Both literally and figuratively actually.

When you participate in numerous group events, you are glad to be given the opportunity to discover a talent, whether a humorist or musicians. Easy to please, you are tactful in all circumstances, regardless of your opinion, because you appreciate the organizers' efforts.

However, you think that nothing is better than surprises coming from your love partner. A mysterious and romantic invitation, or a beautiful unexpected gift fills you with delight.

Suggestion for Libra

Nevertheless, dare to point out what you dislike.

Some Libra Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Libra and Venus might interest you.

Scorpio and surprises

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

Always on your guard, your first reaction is defensive, or even aggressive when facing a surprise. What do people want? What is the person who dares to arouse your curiosity looking for?

There may be a hidden agenda or things left unsaid beneath such an action. There you go, imagining the most sordid hypotheses.

In short, you get worked up, and you may respond with a certain clumsiness. Indeed, the result must be satisfactory, otherwise, pfff, you receive the news or the gift with scorn.

Suggestion for Scorpio

You must understand that, unlike you, people are not strategists. Perhaps their intent is merely to spring a surprise.

Some Scorpio Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Scorpio and Pluto might interest you.

Sagittarius and surprises

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

Curious and, open-minded, you have the profile of the person who loves surprises. However, their realization must be up to it, otherwise, they may just be a flash in the pan.

Very sociable, you know how to play along in society and you pretend to be astonished or amused when you are taken aback by this kind of initiatives.

Nevertheless, ideally, your taste for far-off topics associates surprise with... surprise-trip. You dream that you are proposed a rendezvous in an airport and that you embark literally on an adventure.

Suggestion for Sagittarius

Also take life's little things with the same cheerfulness.

Some Sagittarius Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Sagittarius and Jupiter might interest you.

Capricorn and surprises

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

Focused on your targets, even distant ones, you do not like it when something upsets your methodical approach. This means that in the best case, surprises leave you indifferent, and in the worst case, they are exasperating.

It is mainly in the professional area that you receive this type of announcements or news with caution and distrust, and that you anticipate problems.

Fortunately, you are much less on the defensive in your private life.

Suggestion for Capricorn

Yes, you lack fantasy and humor, and you must learn to play along. Sometimes, a surprise gladdens its author as much as its recipient.

Some Capricorn Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Capricorn and Saturn might interest you.

Aquarius and surprises

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

It is not exaggerated to say that you live almost for surprises. You would be totally depressed in a world where everything is written and foreseen in advance.

Since your Sun sign is the most flexible one when faced with new things, you are able to appreciate all initiatives, even the silliest ones. Some people believe that you are a little bit crazy or eccentric, but in any case, you fear nothing.

If your hairdresser dyes your hair in pink, you will find the result hilarious. Or if strangers come to your house, it goes without saying that you open your door widely.

Suggestion for Aquarius

Life is a game of course. Nevertheless, do not completely lose your sense of reality.

Some Aquarius Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Aquarius and Uranus might interest you.

Pisces and surprises

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

It is difficult to know in advance what you may like in terms of surprises. Unwillingly, you tend to be enigmatic in this regard.

Indeed, you react according to the feelings of the moment, and you may be quite undecisive, or you may even avoid the unexpected. However, an initiative aimed at getting you involved in a collective event is most likely to be successful.

You appreciate above all concerts and good films. What matters is to feel comfortable in the middle of the crowd, carried by the positive currents it gives off.

Suggestion for Pisces

Try to make your friends and relatives understand what you may find enjoyable, so that they are not as lost as you are.

Some Pisces Examples

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.

These texts about the sign of Pisces and Neptune might interest you.

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