The Zodiac and the Sense of Humor

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' sense of humor

The sense of humor for Aries, Aries rising, Mars dominant, or strong 1st House

When you want to be funny, you end up being mordant above all. One can say that with you, retorts burst forth and break the sound barrier.

What is important for you is to put in a good word before your interlocutor, the victim, can react. You do not walk on eggshells. You also appreciate schoolboy pranks, not always very subtle, it must be said, but at least, you are forthright. The most amusing, no pun intended, is that you are yourself quite touchy, or at least responsive.

Like all Fire signs, you do not practice so much self-mockery, and you are suddenly surprised when people take up the challenge.

Advice for Aries

Choose the right time and the person who can bear your brass drum-like register.

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' sense of humor

The sense of humor for Taurus, Taurus rising, Venus dominant, or strong 2nd House

When it comes to laughing, you are always ready. However, you need to get used to the ambiance and to unwind. In short, it is preferable not to meet you in professional settings, because there, you remain serious.

Humor is a means to spend time in good company and to express your joie de vivre. What you easily enjoy is the "drinking-song" style, both literally and figuratively. Colorful rhymes, Rabelaisian humor.

You would not hesitate to slap your thighs and to roar with laughter. Granted, you are as subtle as a sledgehammer, since you are in one piece, but you are natural.

Advice for Taurus

Do not take offense if it is your turn to be the target of a few jokes.

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's sense of humor

The sense of humor for Gemini, Gemini rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 3rd House

What jokers, these Geminis! You are the clown of the zodiac, the meddler, the impersonator who amuses even the most serious people, the lampoonist who excels at criticizing those who deserve it.

In other words, the arsenal of your humorous talents is more than varied. It ranges from wisecracks to caustic retorts, via little airy touches which make life lighter.

Whereas you are irritating at times, you know how to be disarming. Let us not forget that Mercury, the god who inspires your ruling planet was well-known for driving the entire Olympus nuts. Nonetheless, he was constantly forgiven.

Advice for Gemini

Do not change anything. You are a world champion.

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's sense of humor

The sense of humor for Cancer, Cancer rising, the Moon dominant, or strong 4th House

You are shy, and you need to feel comfortable to put forward a good joke. In short, you do not provoke gales of laughter, because you are more at ease when you know your audience well.

For instance, you skilfully note your friends and relatives' cute flaws. You take the time to review them when you daydream. The form of your wit remains light and allusive.

Proust, who had the Sun in your sign, instilled several very funny observations in his books. To sum up, you are rather subtle.

Advice for Cancer

Have faith in you, for you can be very amusing for sure.

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's sense of humor

The sense of humor for Leo, Leo rising, the Sun dominant, or strong 5th House

You consider humor as an asset quite helpful to shine. And you love it, because finally a successful show enables you to have people in your pocket.

Therefore, you have drawn here and there a few famous lines from a film, a classical play, or even from the repertoire of some trendy comics, and you take the plunge straight away. You adapt them to your personal style if you feel that the audience responds.

Therefore, you are the person who presides over the table and who is in charge of the ambiance. You even take this as a personal challenge.

Advice for Leo

Do not regard people's piques as crimes of lese-majesty. They can also laugh at you.

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's sense of humor

The sense of humor for Virgo, Virgo rising, Mercury dominant, or strong 6th House

The characteristics of your humor come from your ability to observe. Who could guess that beneath your austere and serious appearance is hidden a person capable of using irony and the sense of fun with dexterity?

People do not see you coming, which is all the more fearsome. Indeed, owing to your ruler Mercury, your retorts are swift. Your critical faculty and your discernment continuously enable you to find the weak spot and to make people smile.

You are kind, and you are satisfied to use this talent sparingly, like everything you do.

Advice for Virgo

Be more assertive. You are clever with retorts, and you could excel at theatre plays.

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's sense of humor

The sense of humor for Libra, Libra rising, Venus dominant, or strong 7th House

You are subtle and sociable. You practice humor with a consummate art of fashionable gatherings. In other words, people can rely on you to liven up a conversation or a dinner party with a few gentle and funny remarks which never harm. You are too afraid not to be appreciated anymore.

In addition, you are able to adjust perfectly well to the context and to your audience.

You never make blunders. Since you are determined to remain popular in all circumstances, you are not among those who jibe at the looks of so and so or who clumsily disclose a little secret.

Advice for Libra

Take some more risks. This is also a way to forget people's opinion.

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's sense of humor

The sense of humor for Scorpio, Scorpio rising, Pluto dominant, or strong 8th House

Ow! You can be amusing, but this can be painful, very painful. King of tough love or queen of black humor, here you are. Since you are unconcerned about the effect you produce, you go straight to the point, and you machine-gun.

Readily polemical, even caricatural, you use all the weapons of your sarcasms or your cynicism when you decide to make people laugh.

Besides, it must be underlined that you are talented and that, luckily, the audience is quite fond of those who are sharp-tongued.

Advice for Scorpio

Nevertheless, be careful not to hurt the most sensitive ears. Not everyone can take blows as well as you do.

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' sense of humor

The sense of humor for Sagittarius, Sagittarius rising, Jupiter dominant, or strong 9th House

It is certain that your humor is both colorful and boundless. You dare to use the whole arsenal of your talents, but you may be gaffe-prone.

Very attractive, you want to mesmerize crowds. Think of Brad Pitt for example. He could have been just handsome, and yet, he managed to be very funny in comedies as he practiced self-mockery with false candor.

You are aware that laughter brings about trust, relaxes everybody, and irons out problems. Here are the many reasons why you ought to seek these moments of harmony with your entourage, whatever it may be.

Advice for Sagittarius

Stick to your style, and keep on aiming at a wider audience.

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's sense of humor

The sense of humor for Capricorn, Capricorn rising, Saturn dominant, or strong 10th House

When people mention humor to you, your first reaction is to frown. Admit that this is unpleasant. You believe that lack of seriousness often hides a lack of depth or the desire to shun responsibilities. In a word, you find this suspicious although at the same time you have a real talent for self-mockery.

However, when you step back, you can throw in a word of humor which astonishes your entourage. Unfortunately, this seldom occurs.

Bear in mind that laughter enables to be at the same time more efficient and to solve conflicts.

Advice for Capricorn

Draw your inspiration from a certain Swiss president who declared in a famous intervention: “Laughing is good for health”.

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' sense of humor

The sense of humor for Aquarius, Aquarius rising, Uranus dominant, or strong 11th House

Rather borderless and sometimes borderline, you love absurd or downright farcical situations. You always manage to find the decisive detail with your keen sense of observation and your curiosity on the alert. How funny!

As with everything else, you need to share such comical moments. You enjoy surrounding yourself with people who have a spicy and original humor, and you appreciate burlesque shows.

However, you loathe conventional and conformist laughter, that you find boring. You want to be impressed.

Advice for Aquarius

Start a club or an association with the most daring jesters. You will find scores of people.

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' sense of humor

The sense of humor for Pisces, Pisces rising, Neptune dominant, or strong 12th House

Humor is for you a means to find a pleasant connection with people. Nothing better than a gathering racked with laughter to make you feel at ease.

You are also an excellent impersonator able to mimic the gestures or the attitudes of those who amuse you, because you grasp very well people's personalities.

To tell the truth, you prefer to communicate using abbreviations, for instance by punctuating your mail with acronyms such as LOL. This makes up for the fact that you do not have the swift retorts of those who play with words marvelously well. On the other hand, you are very easy to please.

Advice for Pisces

Use your psychological skills to describe those who deserve it.

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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