Sex is the subject everyone finds interesting. Everyone. Always. Everywhere. Regardless of our cultural background, our profession, our age, sex remains a subject interesting and fascinating for all of us. As they say in advertising and marketing, sex sells. It sells, because sex is one of the most vital and enjoyable parts of the human experience, ideally connecting the realms of the physical, the mental, the emotional and the Divine in one single act.
Since astrology can be very useful in understanding a person’s nature, it is small wonder that the internet and the popular media are full of stereotypes regarding the sexual tastes and nature of certain astrological signs. Of course, just saying that someone must be sensuous and even promiscuous based on their Sun Sign is overly simplistic, but there are certain Planetary Positions that actually do give insight into a person’s potential attitude towards sex.
Venus, known as the Planet of Love and Beauty surprisingly have only a minimal effect on sexual tastes. Venus gives us the sensuous pleasures, the ability to love and the enjoyment of being loved, but that wonderful fire of sexual desire is ruled by other planets.
The planet Mars represents our physical urges and desires, so the position of Mars in the Birth Chart can certainly be an indicator of sexual appetites. When Mars is in Aries, there is a wonderfully forward and frank approach to sexuality. People with Mars in Aries have the same unapologetic appetite for sex, as for other sports and activities. Their love-making is athletic and enthusiastic. They are usually not into anything elaborate, both men and women with this planetary position enjoy a nice healthy libido.
Mars, The Warrior Planet is the ruler of both the Cardinal Fire Sign Aries and the Fixed Water Sign Scorpio. Scorpio is said to be the most intense sign of the Zodiac. The sign of the occult, hidden secrets, death and rebirth, it makes people who have their Moon in Scorpio, or Scorpio as the Ascendant, intense and passionate in all areas of life. Unlike Mars in Aries, the Moon in Scorpio results in a more erotic, more mysterious attitude towards sex. Moon in Scorpio makes wonderfully imaginative lovers who are passionate and often quite innovative in their sex life.
Moon in Gemini, or Gemini as the Rising Sign, brings its Air nature into the bedroom. People with this planetary position tend to be somewhat flighty and have a difficulty in committing, which results in an adventurous sex life that ultimately ends up boring them.
Women with the Moon or the Ascendant in Water Signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) are generally very receptive and uninhibited in the bedroom, while men with Moon in Scorpio are said to have tremendous stamina. When Venus and Mars occupy the same house in the Birth Chart, it results in a very strong appetite for the pleasures of the flesh.
The Moon in Fire Signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) makes for ardent lovers who tend to be somewhat inconsiderate of their partner’s needs.
These are just a few of the planetary positions that shed light on what a potential partner might like or expect in the bedroom. Of course sexual compatibility is only a part of a healthy and happy relationship. Without mutual respect, love and companionship, lust alone, even it is perfectly satisfied, would be boring and ultimately meaningless.