From August 8th to September 7th, tender Venus will be flirting its way in the sign of sentimental Cancer. Expect to feel your feels and be lost in emotions. Be prepared to level up your romance game and open your heart to others unconditionally—and to be more frugal with your spending. It’s time to start saving your pennies for a rainy day.
Here’s your horoscope. Remember to read your rising sign, too.
Embrace your happy homemaking skills and change up the decor in your dwelling. If you can’t repaint your space, then at least change up the flow of your abode by adding fun decorative pillows and adornments throughout your home. A little extra flair will go a long way now.
You are a flirt by nature, but now you’re filling your loving cup with extra sweet talk to your crush. Don’t let your tender expressions of affection overflow by promising more than you can offer to get their attention, as they may expect you to follow through.
It’s been a long time since you’ve indulged in good food, wine, or a luxurious bath. Use this time to get your confidence back—even if that means buying things you desire to boost your energy. You deserve to pamper yourself once in a while. Treat yourself!
You may be acting a tad passive-aggressive towards others, as you do not want to make waves in relationships at the moment. The caveat is that annoyances will come to light, which will cause frustrations that you don’t want to deal with to arise. Be honest with your feelings.
Where do you end and your partner begin? Although it may be hard, setting boundaries is super important for you right now. Creating limits will also benefit you because you will feel more independent. If you do not, then you will become codependent over the next few weeks.
You’ve been wanting to expand your friendship group and meet new peeps. However, you’re not ready for the responsibility and work that comes along with opening your heart up to acquaintances. What you’ll come to learn is that friendship takes effort and time. Take baby steps towards making new friends.
Your professional life is going seemingly well. People are taking notice of your hard efforts and rewarding you with amazing praise for your accomplishments. The only issue is that your colleagues may be jealous of your successes. Don’t let their negativity bring you down. Enjoy the fruits of your labor!
You’re evolving—but your friends and lovers aren’t. Their inability to transform is creating a lot of tension in your relationships. The best way to handle this energy is to focus on how you can elevate and reform yourself. Then you won’t worry about their lack of growth anymore.
You are drawn to intense relationships—even though the drama is all-consuming, you’ll relish the theatrics. All this goes against your freedom-loving sentiments. The sudden need for closeness with others may be confusing to you at first, but you’ll enjoy the passion and desire for intimacy.
The desire to commit now is strong—but you may want to be with your SO for all the wrong reasons. Don’t enter a relationship because you’re lonely or for status. Only commit to someone if you genuinely want to be with them for pure reasons. Then, it’ll last.
You’re a giver by nature. And now your generous heart is allowing others to freely take from you—without any questions. The only caveat for your 24/7 emotional availability is that being too available can lead to people taking your kindness for granted. Make sure they appreciate you.
Your creativity is heightened now, allowing your artistry to shine. Blend your intuition and sentimental nature into your expressive artistic style to showcase your innate talent. You have the magic touch now. Use it to your advantage. With your romantic heart and creative mind, there is nothing you can’t achieve.
Humans have pondered the mysteries of the universe for millennia, tracking the sun’s vibrant motion, the moon’s beguiling cycle, and the swirl of boundless stars overhead. Astrology and astronomy were inextricably linked for thousands of years. Although these two fields have been disentangled over time, the mystical teachings of the cosmos still guide us today.”
The study of astrology is expansive, complex, and transformative. Despite the nuances, the most fundamental principle of astrology centers on the 12 familiar signs of the zodiac. Over the centuries, each sign has developed its own associations — including myths, animals, and colors— and its own characteristics. Every sign boasts an individual approach to life, complete with dynamic strengths and frustrating weaknesses.
The sun sign is the cosmic launching pad for both amateur and professional astrologers. Your sun sign is determined by your date of birth and represents your core personality, sense of self, basic preferences, and ways in which you move through the world. This astrological placement sheds light on your intrinsic gifts, as well as your blind spots. Joys, wishes, flaws, and fears are what make a sun sign special and unique. When combined with the other planets in your chart, it creates the distinctive profile that serves as your astrological fingerprint.
No sign is perfect on its own. The diversity of the zodiac completes the astrological wheel.
Ready to take your astrological knowledge to the next level? There are four triplicities and quadruplicities that further categorize the twelve signs. If these words sound like gibberish, don’t fret: The concepts are easy. Triplicities is astrospeak for elements, which include fire (the fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius); earth (the earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn); air (the air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius); and water (the water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). Generally speaking, fire signs are passionate and exuberant, earth signs are practical and grounded, air signs are intellectual and curious, and water signs are intuitive and emotional.
Quadruplicities are the signs’ qualities. Cardinal signs, which include Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, kick off new seasons. They are excellent at taking action and starting initiatives. Fixed signs, which include Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, occur in the middle of seasons. They are the steady, consistent forces that maintain movement. Each season concludes with a mutable sign — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces — that possesses effortless fluidity well-suited to change and transformation. As we continue layering astrological concepts, we uncover a rich and complex practice that delivers insight into our truest selves.
Ahead, discover each sun sign’s personality attributes, from the admirable to the exasperating. Remember, cosmic warrior, growth begins with self-awareness, so read on to know yourself better.
Aries loves to be number one, so it’s no surprise that these audacious rams are the first sign of the zodiac. Bold and ambitious, Aries dives headfirst into even the most challenging situations. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Aries horoscope predictions.
Taurus is an earth sign represented by the bull. Like their celestial spirit animal, Taureans enjoy relaxing in serene, bucolic environments surrounded by soft sounds, soothing aromas, and succulent flavors. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Taurus horoscope predictions.
Have you ever been so busy that you wished you could clone yourself just to get everything done? That’s the Gemini experience in a nutshell. Appropriately symbolized by the celestial twins, this air sign was interested in so many pursuits that it had to double itself. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Gemini horoscope predictions.
Cancer is a cardinal water sign. Represented by the crab, this crustacean seamlessly weaves between the sea and shore representing Cancer’s ability to exist in both emotional and material realms. Cancers are highly intuitive and their psychic abilities manifest in tangible spaces: For instance, Cancers can effortlessly pick up the energies in a room. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Cancer horoscope predictions.
Roll out the red carpet because Leo has arrived. Leo is represented by the lion and these spirited fire signs are the kings and queens of the celestial jungle. They’re delighted to embrace their royal status: Vivacious, theatrical, and passionate, Leos love to bask in the spotlight and celebrate themselves. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Leo horoscope predictions.
Virgo is an earth sign historically represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture, an association that speaks to Virgo’s deep-rooted presence in the material world. Virgos are logical, practical, and systematic in their approach to life. This earth sign is a perfectionist at heart and isn’t afraid to improve skills through diligent and consistent practice. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Virgo horoscope predictions.
Libra is an air sign represented by the scales (interestingly, the only inanimate object of the zodiac), an association that reflects Libra’s fixation on balance and harmony. Libra is obsessed with symmetry and strives to create equilibrium in all areas of life. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Libra horoscope predictions.
Scorpio is one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. Because of its incredible passion and power, Scorpio is often mistaken for a fire sign. In fact, Scorpio is a water sign that derives its strength from the psychic, emotional realm. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Scorpio horoscope predictions.
Represented by the archer, Sagittarians are always on a quest for knowledge. The last fire sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius launches its many pursuits like blazing arrows, chasing after geographical, intellectual, and spiritual adventures. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Sagittarius horoscope predictions.
The last earth sign of the zodiac, Capricorn is represented by the sea goat, a mythological creature with the body of a goat and tail of a fish. Accordingly, Capricorns are skilled at navigating both the material and emotional realms. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Capricorn horoscope predictions.
Despite the “aqua” in its name, Aquarius is actually the last air sign of the zodiac. Aquarius is represented by the water bearer, the mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land. Accordingly, Aquarius is the most humanitarian astrological sign. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Aquarius horoscope predictions.
Pisces, a water sign, is the last constellation of the zodiac. It’s symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the constant division of Pisces’ attention between fantasy and reality. As the final sign, Pisces has absorbed every lesson — the joys and the pain, the hopes and the fears — learned by all of the other signs. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Pisces horoscope predictions.
With so much going on in the world right now, there’s a good chance you’ve recently felt overwhelmed. And while many coping mechanisms exist that may help you pinpoint the root of your feeling and treat its effects, knowing your 6th house in astrology is certainly a great avenue to explore. “The 6th house holds a powerful placement in your chart for healing,” says transformational astrologer Corina Crysler. “It rules wellness, routine, health, and daily responsibilities. Work ethic and the type of work environment you will enjoy also lives in the 6th house, which is why it is used in combination with the 10th house ruling our career.”
The 6th house in astrology can also illuminate certain patterns in our lives. “When we look to the 6th house, we can gain some insight into what our healing journey might involve, and if it also includes helping others in a similar way,” says Crysler, who adds that this house may also hold intel about past life energy that may be part of your reality in this lifetime.
But before we delve deeply into how your 6th house in astrology informs your specific experience, let’s recap how astrological houses work in general: Each person’s natal chart is divided into 12 segments, or houses, and each house overlaps with a specific sign or two and governs a specific area of life. So, knowing what sign (or signs) is connected with your 6th house in astrology can provide you with valuable intel about how to maximize your health and wellness potential.
To find out which sign that is, enter your birth date, time, and place into this free natal chart generator. Then, look to the sidebar on the right of your chart to see which sign rules your 6th house and come back here to read what that means for how you can feel most healthy and well.
Here’s how to use your 6th house in astrology to improve your relationship with health and wellness, according to an astrologer:
“Movement on all levels is important to this placement,” says Crysler. “Fitness and athletics will be strong with this 6th house, just be sure to slow down when needed.”
Taurus in the 6th house
You’re a hard worker who sometimes lets financial risks get in the way of forward personal progress. To replenish your energy, ground yourself in nature.
“Channel the wisdom you hold by connecting to nature and the elements,” says Crysler. “Beauty and sensuality need to be a part of your day, as well as sleeping and cuddling. Creating a value system will be beneficial for your wellness, not only for your health routine but also in your work environment. Learn to let go, and it will relieve stress that you hold in your body.”
Gemini in the 6th house
Gemini in the 6th house in astrology is prone to a quick, racing mind. To stop a constant cycle of rumination, find a platform that allows you to get it all out and express yourself.
“Find the ‘container’ to process all the information you hold, like writing or speaking,” says Crysler. “Connecting to others is important, so working from home for long periods of time may be a bit hard for you. Be mindful of worrying about things you can’t control.”
Cancer in the 6th house
Cancer in the 6th house in astrology can signify nurturing qualities that make for great caregiving. They need to lead with their intuition and emotions, but they also need an environment that is comforting and safe to avoid being shy or insecure; finding a community is important for this sign.
“Be mindful of how your emotions can take over your well-being, and move away from wallowing in negative thought patterns,” says Crysler. “Any practices that connect you to your subconscious will be highly beneficial, like working with the moon cycles.”
Leo in the 6th house
“They need to approach things with a lightheartedness and have fun with whatever they do,” says Crysler. “Leo rules strength, which can have its advantages but also can be tiresome. Resiliency is a great trait to have but making things easier on yourself can bring more peace, especially matters of the heart.”
Think of it this way: If you’re feeling depleted, a good project for you would be volunteering with children, which Crysler says is a Leo 6th-house strength. Maybe you can teach your niece or nephew guitar over Zoom, or try adult coloring books. “Lead from the heart in creative ways and you will find joy and pleasure,” she says.
Virgo in the 6th house
Virgo feels natural in the 6th house in astrology, which it rules over. This placement emphasizes healing energy, so give yourself a break and commit to practices that allow you to be present and self-compassionate.
“Be mindful of over-thinking or being critical of yourself,” says Crysler. “Things do not have to look perfect to put your abilities out there for people to see. Mind-set is important for your healing journey. Remember your thoughts can become your reality; therefore, create a daily practice that requires mindfulness and gratitude.”
Libra in the 6th house
“Libras like to mediate and typically like to work around counseling and helping others find justice,” says Crysler. “Be mindful, however, of how people drain your energy by giving them more attention than you do for yourself. Creating healthy boundaries around your relationships would be helpful for your well-being.”
This Venus-led sign also benefits from leisurely, soothing activities in gorgeous settings. “Libra likes energy to flow,” says Crysler. “Flowing movement will be important for your wellness routines, so yoga and long walks that allow you to take in the beauty of things will be helpful.”
Scorpio in the 6th house
“A daily sexual or pleasure practice is important for this 6th house, as it presents healing by releasing emotions and establishing a connection,” says Crysler “It is important to pay attention to your inner knowledge—it’s is a superpower in this placement. Be mindful of balance and getting out to enjoy the simple things in life. Not everything needs to be so serious!”
Sagittarius in the 6th house
“Sagittarius in the 6th house needs freedom and flexibility in figuring out what works best for them,” Crysler says. “Following someone else’s plan will not work for this placement.”
That might mean having a really independent, pliable work schedule and finding freedom. When you have that, you’re bound to work really hard. “Be mindful of overdoing it, and have patience with your healing journey. Sometimes it just takes time,” Crysler says.
Capricorn in the 6th house
This placement could mean you actually thrive as a leader the world of wellness, but you might be a little out of touch with your needs and emotions. It might help to have a Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces friend in whom you can confide.
“Capricorn in the 6th house requires structure and a system for their wellness plan,” Crysler says. “The Earth element could be balanced with water, meaning pay attention to your emotions. Connect to your body and how you feel, so you do not lose sight that your well-being goes beyond physical results.”
Aquarius in the 6th house
You’re always looking out for the greater good and want to believe in humanity. It might be to your benefit, then, to set hard limits on the news cycle right now.
“This placement should be mindful of emotional detachment,” says Crysler. “Their thoughts and ideas need to flow freely, and having a creative outlet will promote a sense of well-being.”
Pisces in the 6th house
Those with Pisces in the 6th house in astrology work with their intuition at the deepest level and tend to have a profession in alternative practices. That said, they need to be hyper-aware of the potential negative effects of being an empath.
“Emotions can be extra sensitive with this placement, and you may need to discern if you take on others’ energy and emotions that are not your own,” Crysler says. “Find ways to clear and cleanse the energy around you, and be mindful that large crowds or late nights out may not serve you your health.”
For many astrological matters and questions, it’s common practice for people to fixate on their star sign, the sign the sun was in when you were born and is typically the sign you look to for a horoscope reading. But that totally leaves out ruling planets in astrology, a super-important aspect of your birth chart that can provide crucial intel about your cosmic profile.
But what are ruling planets in astrology, exactly, and how can you learn yours and what it means? “Every sign has a ruling planet, and this planet is the most significant planetary influence of a sign,” says astrologer and psychic medium Rachel Lang. “This planet influences how the sign is expressed, and it gives us insights into the personality traits inherent within the sign. To draw those connections, you would look at the archetypal symbols for that planet’s associated god or goddess, as well as the qualities of the planet.”
“Every sign has a ruling planet. This planet influences how the sign is expressed, and it gives us insights into the personality traits inherent within the sign.”—astrologer and psychic medium Rachel Lang.
To learn your ruling planet, put your birth info into an astrology-chart generator and find your ascendent or rising sign, which, as transformational astrologer Corina Crysler puts it, is “your soul line that creates the script of your life.” It’s essentially how you show up in the world. Each sign is connected with a planet, and the planet associated with your rising sign is your ruling one.
“The ruling planet can show you how to fully embody your life with wholeness and purpose,” Crysler says. “Your birth chart can tell you so many different things about your soul’s mission and who you are, but your planet ruler can be used as the starting point of understanding what that means for your journey.”
Below learn the significance of all ruling planets in astrology, by sign.
Aries ruling planet: Mars
“Mars rules go-getter sign Aries, the sign of intimating action and leadership,” says Lang. “Mars is the god of war, and the planet represents what motivates and drives us, as well as what we’re willing to fight for.”
Aries folks are masters of action. They’re the firstborns of the zodiac, the spark that starts the whole wheel, and “hotheaded” describes them to a T.
Taurus ruling planet: Venus
“Taurus is connected to the divine feminine energy, which allows Venus’ feminine rulership to manifest,” Crysler says. “Taurus rules money, luxury, and our resources, due to the Venus characteristic of what we love in terms of the materialistic side of the world.”
Gemini ruling planet: Mercury
Astrologer Susan Miller once told me that the Mercury was the messenger of the gods, the clever child of Zeus who was gifted with the ability to travel between Mount Olympus, Earth, and the Underworld. We know Gemini to be exceptionally quick-witted, and we know Mercury retrograde to be when conversations and travel are prone to be misinterpreted. Put two and two together, and it all makes sense: of COURSE chatty Gemini rising signs are ruled by a god of communication.
Cancer ruling planet: the moon
Okay, technically not a “planet,” per se, but the moon is nonetheless an important and temperamental astrological luminary. A few energies we usually attach to Cancer include nurturing and even “maternal,” but we also know that Cancer signs can skew moody. Crabby folks, you’re natural children of the moon, a feminine force with potential to awaken tempestuous emotional waters.
Leo ruling planet: the sun
“The sign the Sun is in at the hottest time of year in the Northern hemisphere,” says Lang. “The sun, astrologically speaking, represents the way we shine our light in the world. It’s how we express our individuality. Likewise, Leo is a sign that emphasizes creative expression.”
If you’re a Leo, you probably have a magnetic, warm aura, a stage presence that no one else can rival. You might also believe the world revolves around you…which it happily tends to do. Own your self-pride, Leo.
Virgo ruling planet: Mercury, Chiron
This this perfectionist sign is often associated with Mercury, but Crysler points out that Chiron, the wounded healer, is sometimes also associated with Virgo.
“In mythology, Chiron was the centaur that taught astrology and the healing arts of medicine,” says Crysler. “He was the master healer and known as our wound or pain we carry in our birth chart. Virgo is deeply connected to the past and is of service to the daily routine that creates healing and movement. Most Virgos have a strong ability to know what is needed to move the pain we carry (both past and present) and are known as being the healers of the zodiac as, they are the mentors of Chiron.”
Libra ruling planet: Venus
Libra is focused on aesthetics (always the most fashionable in their friend group) and is romantically inclined, looking to be balanced out by someone else. So it makes sense why Libra shares its ruling planet, Venus, with Taurus, given the sign’s clear ties to the goddess of love and beauty.
“Taurus rules the material world, however, Libra rules relationships,” says Crysler. “Therefore Venus shows up in Libra by deciding whom we love, not what we love.”
Scorpio ruling planet: Pluto
“Pluto is the furthest planet out, so it requires us to connect on an emotional, energetic, and/or subconscious level,” Crysler says. “It’s not conscious, therefore Scorpio’s ability to connect to the deep water—emotions and subconscious—allows us to understand Pluto by bringing the information to the surface.”
Sagittarius ruling planet: Jupiter
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the “luckiest sign of the zodiac” and the planet of personal expansion (which, BTW, is why you should mark your Jupiter return on your calendar). When Jupiter is your ruling planet, it’ll feel like the world is yours to take, which is why those with a Sagittarius rising sign may have an urge to travel.
Capricorn ruling planet: Saturn
Saturn rules over Capricorns, who are likely to have an easy time with the whole “maturity” thing. While many of us groan at Saturn return, it’s a necessary time for growth, structure, getting your life in order, and any Capricorn is capable of conquering the world because they have excellent discipline.
Aquarius ruling planet: Uranus
Aquarius is an eccentric and forward-thinking air sign who’s always willing to go the extra mile as a humanitarian. Aquarians are ruled by Uranus, the god of the sky, which explains the head-in-the-cloud aura common to Aquarius.
Pisces ruling planet: Neptune
Pisces is the twin fish who deals with everyone’s empathy waves (a blessing and a curse). Neptune, meanwhile, is both a strikingly blue planet, and the god of fresh water and the sea, according to Roman mythology. A water sign through and through, Neptune is the obvious ruler of Pisces.
If you look at your natal chart (the chart constructed for the time and place of your birth) you’ll find some empty houses in it. Meaning, there will be houses (sections/sectors) in your chart with no planets residing in them. This is what is meant by empty houses.
The below descriptions are based on these empty houses. They are extremely accurate… so naturally, I’m sharing. Calleen
Your midheaven astrology sign, also known as your MC, is an important piece of your cosmic personal brand. Beyond indicating how people see you in a one-on-one way, like your your rising sign does, it also provides clues about your natural gifts and how you can contribute to the wider world. To learn your own midheaven astrology sign, look at your natal chart to find a vertical line at the top with a little “MC” above it. This stands for medium coeli, Latin for “middle of the sky,” and it marks the zodiac sign that was directly overhead (or midheaven) at the exact moment you were born.
“The midheaven relates to our ambition and can be a good indicator to how our biggest achievements will occur in our life,” says astrologer Corina Crysler. “The MC can also be where we set goals and what we aspire to achieve.” She notes that the midheaven sign also marks the cusp of the 10th astrological house in a person’s natal chart—the region that rules career, public reputation, and drive.
“The midheaven relates to our ambition and can be a good indicator to how our biggest achievements will occur in our life. The MC can also be where we set goals and what we aspire to achieve.” —astrologer Corina Crysler.
While MC and career can go hand-in-hand, your midheaven astrology sign isn’t only about the calling that earns you money. For example, my midheaven is in Gemini, and my career—as a writer who communicates information—is reflective of that. My side hobby of posting sardonic Facebook statuses about living with my parents at age 29 is not part of my career, but judging by the volume of laugh-react emojis they garner, I believe it’s another way that I’m fulfilling my Gemini MC destiny.
Want to learn more? If you haven’t already identified your midheaven astrology sign, enter your time, place, and date of birth into a free midheaven calculator. Then, read on to find out how to use your midheaven astrology sign to find and live your purpose.
Here’s what your midheaven astrology sign says about your higher calling in the world.
Midheaven in Aries
Aries are the zodiac wheel’s initiators. They tend to be very goal-focused, competitive, and are typically drawn to roles that promise growth and adventure. “This fire sign is all about movement and starting new projects, which will be infused with excitement,” says Crysler. “This is someone with a lot of courage and determination and no task will seem unachievable.” She adds that this person should avoid roles in which they’ll be micromanaged.
Midheaven in Taurus
Taurus rules authenticity, so Crysler says it’s important for this person to be seen for who they are. Staying true to their good, steady, and reliable work ethic will likely pay off. “They are good with money and could choose a career around this,” Crysler says. This midheaven sign, in particular, should approach their goals with a methodical plan in place. “They need to feel secure and grounded in their achievements. It may take them a little longer to get there, but when they do, they tend to do it successfully,” says Crysler.
Midheaven in Gemini
Gemini midheavens are known to be excellent communicators, and therefore excel when it comes to speaking or writing. “They typically can see trends and are clever in their delivery,” says Crysler. “They have a wonderful ability to multi-task and thrive on diversity in their projects. Any path of learning and discovery will be a happy one for this MC.” The only downside to this placement? They can sometimes burn out from taking on too many projects that inspire them.
Midheaven in Cancer
“Cancer [MC]’s nurturing disposition makes them the ultimate caregiver,” Crysler says. “They love to create beautiful spaces and a comfortable atmosphere.” A career in hospitality or interior design could make sense for this person—or they could find their ultimate purpose in parenting, as Cancer rules maternal energy. No matter which path they choose, it’s important to have energetic boundaries in place. “Be mindful of holding onto suffering, as this sensitive water MC tends to be affected emotionally by others,” Crysler says.
Midheaven in Leo
Leo energy is always closely tied to creative work, often in a very public-facing way. (Think actors, artists, or singers.) This pleasure-seeking sign must learn to stay the course even when the road gets rocky, says Crysler. “It’s important to not lose faith in your dreams. Use your creative nature to pivot and problem-solve, and, more importantly, don’t give up. Learn to keep your ego in check, and listen to those who have constructive feedback.”
Midheaven in Virgo
Those with their midheaven in Virgo have the potential to be a powerful force in wellness or healing. Crysler says they intuitively know what someone needs to rest and recover, and their love of routine allows them to help others find a personal path to well-being. “Structure is important to this sign and they make excellent problem-solvers,” says the astrologer. “But be aware of perfectionism, and [make sure] that it doesn’t prevent you from moving forward. Just get started.”
Midheaven in Libra
Libra is all about equality and bringing things into balance, so those with this midheaven sign could be phenomenal mediators, counselors, or lawyers. Their natural likability and people skills could also help them go far in interpersonal professions. “Ruled by Venus, this charming sign can attract great partnerships,” says Crysler. “Just be mindful of how much you give to others, as it may be draining your life force.”
Midheaven in Scorpio
Scorpios live to pull back the veil on what’s hidden, which means that those with this midheaven sign can make excellent therapists and investigators. Spiritual professions may suit them as well. “Many psychics, mediums, and energy workers have this MC, as they have a deep inner knowing,” says Crysler. “This midheaven sign can work in areas that may be uncomfortable for many, but they thrive on the unknown. Anything ‘surface’ will be super-boring for Scorpio MC.”
Midheaven in Sagittarius
A Sagittarius MC is someone who marches to the beat of their own drum: an offbeat teacher, a philosopher, a world traveler (you know, in happier times). “This MC does not worry about what others think of them. They are going to create their own method or modality, as their desire is to become the master of their craft,” says Crysler. Freedom is essential for this midheaven astrology sign, so they should avoid any role that would constrain them in any way.
Midheaven in Capricorn
With a natural entrepreneurial spirit, Capricorn midheavens know what they want and what they have to do to get it done. “This intelligent Earth MC is the master of structure, systems, and logistics,” says Crysler. “Their extreme ambition and need to be their own boss typically outweighs anything that stands in their way.” Feeling pessimistic or bogged down by the hustle? Crysler recommends tapping into your creativity to lighten things up.
Midheaven in Aquarius
With a philanthropic spirit, Aquarian MCs thrive on contributing to the collective. “They make excellent visionaries and inventors and have great ability to channel in ideas, especially around technology or mathematics,” says Crysler. “This MC can’t stand bureaucracy or too many rules. Therefore, aspire to have flexibility in whatever you do.” That said, don’t shy away from formal job settings because they seem stiff—you can still find fulfillment in group projects or networking.
Midheaven in Pisces
Someone with a dreamy Pisces midheaven would likely be highly intuitive and eager to to utilize their creative side. “They typically are great at design and artistry,” Crysler says, adding that they’d also do well in spiritual or healing professions. Public-facing roles, however, are not necessarily their jam. “Pisces [MCs] need their space and being the center of attention is not the most comfortable position for them,” says Crysler. They’re happiest when making things rather than managing their image—and who can fault them for that?
The 8th house in astrology is considered to be the zodiac wheel’s underworld—or its sex dungeon, if you will. Ruled by Scorpio and Pluto, the transformational zone of our natal charts is where our darkness lives, where we can get in touch with our deepest desires, where we can experience ecstatic growth and come into our own being. The 8th house in astrology is also, as transformational astrologer Corina Crysler says, where we can look at how “sex, intimacy, and orgasms can influence our life force, deeply connecting us to the truest essence of our soul and root chakra.”
Clearly, the 8th house in astrology can be pretty awesome, and it turns out that right now is a great time to call up on its service for improving your sex life. “Now, in a time of deep transformation with a strong influence of Pluto, it’s time to reconnect to this powerful part of ourselves and transform,” Crysler says.
But before we delve deeply into tips informed by the 8th house in astrology, let’s recap how astrological houses work in general. Each person’s natal chart is divided into 12 segments, or houses, and each house overlaps with a specific sign or two and governs a specific area of life. Knowing what sign (or signs) is connected with your 8th house in astrology can provide you with valuable intel about your sexual needs and desires.
To find out which sign that is, enter your birth date, time, and place into this free natal chart generator. Then, look to the sidebar on the right of your chart to see which sign rules your 8th house and come back here to read what that means for your sex life.
Here’s how to use your 8th house in astrology to improve your sex life, according to a transformational astrologer.
Aries 8th house
This is a passionate and physical 8th house, one that can make you an initiator in bed who’s always up for trying new things. But the confidence it brings can sometimes veer into cockiness. “Pay attention to your flirty ways whether you’re being selfish in your lovemaking,” Crysler says. “Don’t make assumptions about what your partner wants and be open-minded to be guided.”
Taurus 8th house
Ruled by the feminine energy of Venus, this 8th house has the potential to be very sensual. When it comes to sex, you need to feel connected and safe—but once you do, you’re eager to let out your wild, free spirit. “Pick beautiful places to have sex in, wear what makes you feel sexy, or create a romantic setting to call in the more spiritual side of yourself,” says Crysler.
Gemini 8th house
With Gemini in the 8th house, you need to focus. “This 8th house needs to connect mentally before they will emotionally, but getting their attention might be hard, as they’re often distracted,” says Crysler. “Dirty talk, sexting, writing about sex, or connecting after sex with pillow talk will heighten your sex life.” She also recommends using a feather or some oils to get out of your head and into your body.
Cancer 8th house
“Deeply emotional and intuitive, this 8th house wants you to throw down in the vulnerability department,” Crysler says. “Cuddling after and before sex might be the real fantasy.” As the zodiac’s moon child, you may have a hard time achieving orgasm without an emotional connection. Either way, Crysler suggests exploring different “avenues of touch” to help break down barriers with yourself or your partner(s).
Leo 8th house
Leo in the 8th house is fun and courageous—you’re likely willing to put your heart into romance. Role play, dress up, or some kind of sexy performance may be a turn-on, but remember to give your partner a turn in the spotlight, too. “Be open to communicating with your partner in terms of what they want, and try to not allow your ego to get bruised if they direct you in what they want,” says Crysler.
Virgo 8th house
Virgo’s emblem is “the virgin,” but having this sign in your 8th house doesn’t mean you’re destined for celibacy. You may just happen to be a natural-born perfectionist who needs permission to get a little wild. “This 8th house has to let go of overanalyzing and allow themselves to be free and messy,” says Crysler.
Libra 8th house
Love, beauty, and balance define this Venus-ruled sign. While there’s a certain elegance to Libra in the 8th house, your overwhelming need for next-level sexual attraction may lead to superficial connections. “Be open to trying spiritual practices that help you dive deeper into the 8th house,” says Crysler. If you find yourself giving more than you’re receiving, self-pleasure can help you feel more comfortable getting yours, she adds.
Scorpio 8th house
You’re not going to have a boring sex life, especially if your moon or Venus is in this house. You may be someone who’s constantly working on ways to evolve your sexual practice “Be kind and patient and help them feel safe, even though you probably intuitively know what they want,” Crysler says.
Sagittarius 8th house
“[With] this 8thy house, you can expect a playful and adventurous sex life,” says Crysler. “Toys and role playing might be fun for you.” However, as an energetic fire sign you may also rush through sexy time, so be mindful of your partner and really try to enjoy the moment.
Capricorn 8th house
“Capricorns are leaders and are strong, so this can be super hot in bed when used the right way,” says Crysler. On the flip side, you may have trouble being vulnerable, and you’ll benefit if you learn to let some of your walls down. “Practice the art of surrendering to allow yourself to enter new heights of pleasure,” says Crysler. “Look into your partner’s eyes when you are making love to them.”
Aquarius 8th house
Expressing yourself and maintaining individuality when it comes to love and sex, which sometimes detaches you from the emotional aspects, is most important to you. “Try spiritual practices like tantra to promote more full-body orgasms, or meditate with your partner for a deeper connection,” says Crysler. “If you’re bored, it won’t work.”
Pisces 8th house
This romance-forward 8th house is all about deep, meaningful connection—with an imaginative streak. “Play out your fantasies and be creative in this 8th house. Allow yourself to go to new heights of ecstasy by connecting to the strong water aspect of this sign,” says Crysler. You can intuitively express yourself in a number of ways, which, says Crysler, is what makes you an exciting lover.
I stumbled upon this page online and found it tremendously interesting. In many ways I’ve rather automatically performed Esoteric Astrology chart interpretations for most of the time I’ve been working with astrology.
For me, what really matters is where you’ve been and where you’re headed. Once you know this you rather automatically begin to understand why your life works as it does. Plus, it allows us to review all of the other planets to see how they support or challenge your mission.
Anyway, I LOVE this. So thought I’d share. Calleen