So do you think she's a Virgo rising? I think that birthtime of 7AM is wrong if Madonna says her asc. is Aquarius. She probably knows her birthtime and gave it to the astrologer when she has her chart done. I read an article and she talked about her sign being Leo and she said Scorpio was a horrible sign lol! Love this tumblr btw!! :)
yeah, i think her rising sign is Aquarius too (she’s always one step ahead), so her midheaven must be sagittarius (which makes sense since she’s very independant and philosophical). I read that article too! She’s always talking about astrology in interviews. At the Smirnoff event where she chose her new dancers this year, there was one dancer who’s name was Scopio and she was like: “oh, i’m sorry i don’t trust scorpios”, lol. Poor guy. I think it’s just a prejudice, but she’s dated the whole zodiac, so she must have had a bad scorpio boyfriend related experience or something.
Why did you put Madonna's Midheaven as Gemini? It's Sagittarius (or possibly Scorpio), since her rising sign is Aquarius.
You’re absolutely right! But the thing is that there’s still a little confusion about Madonna’s rising sign. She has stated multiple times that her Rising sign is in Aquarius (she calls it her ‘rebellious side’ in this interview) but her bio states that she was born at 7am on the Bay City Mercy Hospital, which makes her a Virgo rising instead. If her rising sign is Virgo, her midheaven would be Taurus or Gemini, but if she’s right about being an Aquarus rising, her midheaven would be Saittarius or Scorpio, like you said. Well done!
A person with Gemini on the Ascendant has an inborn versatility as well as a constant urge to change his environmental circumstances. This gives rise to avoidance of routine, a love movement and as a consequence, the cultivation of a variety of life experiences. Gemini in this position may also lead to a rather superficial attitude to life as it is common for such individuals to dissipate their energy through an attachment to too many people, places, and things. Unless Jupiter is strongly connected by aspect to this cusp, the person tends to be slender, fleet-footed with a tendency to a nervous disposition. He or she may like to change clothes frequently during the day. Duality is a major theme of life and will be even stronger should Mercury be in a mutable sign in the natal chart. But duality when properly handled does not necessarily have to lead to conflicts as long as the mind is trained towards integration and synthesis. Gemini rising is a natural-born communicator, and is at his best when linking people together for the greater good of all.
Karmic Astrology: The Sun, The Moon and the Ascendant
The Sun, Moon and The Ascendant are astrological symbols. These symbols appear in one’s esoteric horoscope, which is a map of one’s subconscious mind, revealing character traits that we are not yet conscious of and which are brought over from our past lives.
Most often, traditional astrology addresses only the external personality and often misses the deeper keys for understanding the subconscious personality and its evolution. Karmic astrology, on the other hand, is a therapeutic tool because it helps us understand the problems that result from conflicts between the conscious and unconscious levels of our minds. Ultimately, karmic astrology helps reveal the pathway by which we can know ourselves better and understand our true nature and the world in which we live.
In their attempts to understand life and death, mystics and scientists have turned to the cosmos—the macrocosm (the physical universe) and the microcosm (you, a miniature reproduction of the macrocosm).
In this system, the spirit is symbolized by the sun because when the sun is up, humans are conscious, and the nature of the spirit is consciousness. The memory track is symbolized by the moon, because when the moon is visible, humans enter into the memory track through dreams. The ego self, or the self as ego-consciousness, is symbolized by the ascendant, which is where the sun of consciousness meets the moon of sub-consciousness.
The Sun On a physical level, the sun is the source of physical life forms. It symbolizes the innermost fundamental part of ourselves, known as jiva-atma, and our self-awareness. It is our immortal self (or spirit) and symbolizes our inner life. When we refer to our sun sign in astrology, we are talking about the constellation through which the sun appears to be moving as the earth revolves around it. We know the earth rotates around the sun once a year, and that there are 12 constellations along the zodiacal belt (above the equator); therefore, we say the sun is in a certain constellation, or sun sign, for approximately 30 days before it moves on to the next sign. Depending on the sun sign in which you are born, you will tend to take on certain characteristics of that sign.
The Moon The moon reflects the light of the sun and is considered the source of non-physical life forms, such as memory, including memory of all our past lives, dreams and our reflected self-awareness. It also symbolizes the outer world. The moon, which revolves around the earth, appears to move through the zodiacal constellations much more rapidly. It changes signs approximately every two and one-half days. Depending on your moon sign at the time of birth, your feeling state will be colored by that sign.
The Ascendant Think of the ascendant as a line on the horizon that divides the earth and sky, that which is above you and that which is below you, that which you are consciously aware of and that which you are subconsciously aware of. It also refers to the self as ego-consciousness. The ascendant is the astrological sign that was rising over the horizon at the time of your birth (it is sometimes referred to as the “rising” sign). Since the earth rotates once every 24 yours, the ascendant changes every two hours (24 hours divided by 12 signs = 2 hours). It not only reveals your “horizon” of awareness but also your latent spiritual unfoldment.
The Ascendant and your mission in life The ascendant is your horizon of awareness, your viewpoint, your way of seeing the world. To lift beyond your ascendant is to raise your consciousness above the vibration of materiality and attune to life rather than continuing to link to the ego-self. The goal of each person is to raise the ascendant state of consciousness and connect with the Higher Self.
Your present mental state, and thus your physical state, is temporary. Your ascendant reveals your karmic state and gives clues as to how you can best evolve in your present incarnation. Each of the twelve ascendants has a meaning and represents a lesson to be learned in this lifetime.
thoughts on a female gemini, libra moon, libra rising, and a male aries, aries moon, leo rising?
That’s one fiery guy right there. I would say that you’re definitely compatible in many ways, but i don’t know if you will be able to handle each other’s natures, because you’re very different. Air and Fire are very compatible, since you’re both big dreamers, spontaneous, full of energy and constantly trying new things; and you’re also very complementary, because you make a great team (fire inspires and leads and gemini lightens things up). But you’re just very very different.
Aries is a Warrior, an Libra is a Peace maker. I say Libra and not Gemini, because from my personal experience, a Libra Moon is very powerfull next to the Gemini sun (both air signs have many things in common and you even have Libra rising). Libra makes a Gemini more refined and classical, but it also multiplies his escapist ways: we really hate confrontations and it’s really easy to build an imaginary place (or a real one, if it exists), were troubles and injustices are gone. Well Aries is not the most fair player in the game (they never admit failiure). Gemini is always looking for a happy place (and he usually finds it), but Aries is always looking for a quest, a fight, to shake things up. If you have more fire signs or a powerful mars in the rest of your chart, you will be able to handle Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr. is actually an Aries with Leo Rising). And speaking of that movie/archetype, i think Gwyneth Paltrow (who plays iron man/tony stark’s secretary) is a Libra with Moon in Gemini. So, yeah, that’s how these two signs interact most of the time.
You are logical, he’s impulsive. You are indecisive, he needs inmediate action. You’re diplomatic, he’s not. You’re just as reckless as him but his moon in aries makes him even more domineering and fiesty. You both love freedom but the moon in libra really needs a partner, a sould mate. He’s definitely friendly, warm and honest, but also brusque with action and words, so he can hurt your feelings.
If you have fire in your chart, you will fight back, if not, you might get burned. If he has air or water in his chart, he will probably be more of a lamb than an actual ram, but still, very hot indeed. If Venus is in the same or compatible places in your chart, you have more chances.
A famous Aries with Moon in Aries is Lucy Lawless (a.k.a Xena, the warrior princess).
Can you do a in-depth analysis of someone's chart? I've checked all those sites that do free charts and such, but I would love a real reading just like the one you did on Lana del Rey. I love being a Gemini, but I'm always fighting my damn Cancer Rising and Moon :P
That wasn’t too deep to tell you the truth, it would still take me a long time to read everything in anyone’s chart (from aspects to degrees and house placements), because i’m still learning how to do it. But i can definitely tell you what i think about your personal planets and of course, your moon, lillith and rising sign too :)
Just want to inform you that your information stated on this blog is incorrect. Lana Del Rey (Lizzy Grant) is infact a Cancer, not a gemini. Lana's birth time was just after Gemini ended so she is most definitely Cancer. Pulling the facts aside - look at her face. Total cancer face and cancer moon personality. Hopefully you can stop misleading people now :)
Lana del Rey (Lizzy Grant) was born on June 21st, the last day the Sun is in the house of Gemini. The six days between June 19 and June 24 are know among astrologers and astrology students as the Gemini/Cancer cusp or ‘The Cusp of Magic’ (The author of ‘The Secret Language of Birthdays, Gary Goldshnider, explained the concept ten years ago). A cusp is the imaginary line that separates two consecutive signs in the zodiac wheel. When a person is born in a cusp, they are influenced by the traits of both signs, which explains the mixture of Lana’s somber and nostalgic lyrics and the emotions she share in them (both very Cancer-like) and her keen writing skills and nervous but gracefull demeanor (very Gemini-like).
What is more, Astrotheme, one of the most trustworthy data sites, has Lana’s almost complete birth chart (a concept that you were probably completely ignorant about, until now) published and analized, and it’s clear that she’s was born when the Sun was located at 29 degrees, 59 minutes of Gemini. This means that even much of the Sun’s ratio was in Cancer, she’s a Gemini: http://www.astrotheme.com/astrology/Lana_Del_Rey
If we ignore the ‘cusp’ thing, one can clearly read in her birth chart that Mecury (the planet that describes our communication skills and the way relate to the external world), is located in the emotional and complex sign of Cancer. If you are smart enough to click on the symbol of Mercury over Lana’s chart, you will read the following:
"Your intellect [Gemini] and your sensitivity [Cancer] are indisocciable. Your behaviours are influenced by ambiances and by emotions, aroused as you contact other people. You assimilate trough feelings and images. Communication [Mercury] means exchanging your perceptions [Gemini] and conveying emotions [Cancer]."
So, as you can see, the cancer traits are all over her chart. It has nothing to do with her sun sign. And even if the degrees are incorrect, Lana is a Gemini/Cancer cusp, with a powerful Mercury in Cancer, which explains why she’s so ‘moony’. And if you’re still skeptical about the chart being about her, you can read the interpretation of her 24° cancer symbolic degree, and you will recognize that she was born with an “independent, imaginative and rebellious character. And that [she] is driven by the certainty that the criticism underwent at the outset will turn into praises once success is achieved”. That’s so Lana del Rey.
Finally, your argument about her ‘cancer face’ or heart-shaped face, is invalid: the physical appearance is related a lot more to the ascendant sign than to the sun sign. And, as i answered many weeks ago when i was asked about her rising sign (http://gemin-i.tumblr.com/post/17452988590/what-do-you-think-lana-del-reys-ascendant-is-my-guess), i think she has a Cancer ascendant, because of her smile, nose, eyes, and because she reminds me of other Geminis with Cancer in the ascendat like Angie Jolie. Hopefully you can stop sending useless and ignorant messages now :)
Hello Geminis, Mercury went retrogade yesterday (12/03) and it won’t go direct until April 4. Communications in general won’t be as easy as usual, so read minuciously all your contracts, e-mails, text messages, instructions, etc. and don’t take personal any verbal fight (Mercury is in retrograde in aries). Things might get lost or misplaced (which sucks for me, because i just left my resume in ten different places) so save your files, hide your porn, etc., and if you’re starting new proyects now, have a plan B or check things twice (or more) before making decisions. But don’t panic! Retro Mercury is not all bad, it’s good for the following things:
Finishing works that we have already started or that we never finished. We must now pay attention to the details, or things (or people) that we might have missed. It’s like a second chance for doing everything right!
Organize and revisit everything, from work to our thoughts. What options we have?, what is the best way of getting what we need?, who can we ask for advice, help? all those questions will be answered when Mercury goes direct, but we should all start making lists and putting things in order. It’s a good time to ask the universe all the questions we can think of.
Go visit old friends (or they must just bump into you).
Reflect and think about what you are missing out. Mercury retrograde turns our thinking inward, so listen up! One of those many voices has something very important to say!
Also, many planets are staying in earth signs this month: pluto in capricorn (ambition), mars (retrograde) in virgo (productivity), and jupiter in taurus (security), which gives us energies to succeed in the material world: money, properties, work, beauty, commitments, pleasure, etc. Check out where in your chart this signs are, and put that energy moving! (this kind of planetary get together is normally more powerfull than mercury going retrograde).
So that’s it. Don’t over estimate any of your abilities, ignore negative thoughts, an clean yourself from the inside out.
What can you say about a relationship between a June 8th gemini man with a July 23rd leo man?
Gay Gemini and Gay Leo are a good match. They just have to be mature enough to ignore the fact that they are popular and that they have many admirers. It’s just about giving up some things, making sacrifices, etc. Leo has to give up his ‘fandom’ and reduce pride a bit, and Gemini has to give up a bit of his freedom. Leo guys want exclusivity and loyalty more than anything else. They’re jelous, possesive and they want to be the sun in Gemini’s universe. If Gemini manages to convince the Leo guy that some independence is vital for him, things will work out just fine.
The real compatibility of the couple depends on the rest of the birth chart (it’s not the same if the Leo guy has a fire moon or if the gemini guy has a water moon. In the first case, the Leo guy would be unbereable arrogant, and in the second case, the gemini would be to vulnerable for him). It would help a lot if their venus or moons are compatible or if the gemini has fire in his chart (so he can fight back).
In any case, sparks will fly. They have great chemistry (the sexual chemistry is very good) and they both understand each other pretty well. Leo’s fire will inspire Gemini and Gemini’s air will calm Leo’s temper. Leo will take good care of Gemini and he will help him to organize his dreams in return. Romance will be easy and fun and they will enjoy a great social life together.
I’m currently living with a Leo and i think i’m going to start a section in this blog called just like that: LIVING WITH A LEO. I guess i could write about my experience (from and astrological point of view) so i can share some insight (afinities and problems) about this pairing ;)
Hi Ismael! I'm a huge fan and read your blog every time you post. I'm a Gemini girl with a Libra moon and Virgo rising. My significant other is a Sagittarius male with a Pieces moon and a Scorpio rising. Do you think we'll work?
Hey! thanks for the kind words! <3 I¿m a Gemini with Libra Moon too! and my rising sign is Gemini which has many things in common with virgo, like the strong need for communication and the curiosity (mercury is the ruler or both gemini and virgo). I think is a very good match, Sagittarius is the astrological opposite of Gemini (it’s at the other side of the zodiac wheel), which makes them very complimentary sun signs. You cann both teach each other many things (Sagittarius can learn some diplomacy and tact from us, and we can learn some sincerity and humanity from them). The Moon in Libra is always afraid of doing things and Sagittarius can give us that little push (sagittarius has great intuition and scorpio has determination). Fire always inspires Air, and we can give them some order and discipline in return. We’re a mess when we want to, but they’re a bigger one when they get lost (Sagittarius is the explorer and the philospher of the zodiac, and Pisces, the poet and dreamer,so he must be pretty idealistic). Your Virgo rising makes you a more realistic gemini and Gemini learns a lot more about life when he’s the one giving the lesson. As i said bfore, we’re smart for a reason, and teaching about responsability makes us find our strenghts too.
Both Gemini and Sagittarius are mutable and ‘double’ signs (he’s half man and half horse), so we’re both changeable and kind of fickle. You both have identity issues but it looks like you’re the logical one (air + earth) so you can keep a cold head during a crisis. From my experience, these ‘fire boyfriends’ with water moons (my boyfriend is a leo with a scorpio moon) give us the motivation and care we need to keep going and using our brain properly. Sometimes their emotional nature gets in the way but if we learn to ignore some things and to make them understand our needs (independence, communication, etc.), we might have hit the jackpot.
The Moon in libra craves for a partner, so you’re well matched with that extra romanntic and understanding boyfriend. His Pisces Moon makes him a psychic sponge and his sagittarius sun makes him too restless and sometimes irresponsible, but if you help him there, and you help each other in general (you may be too insecure and he tends to underestimate his abilities) and learn to admire each other’s virtues, you will be a happy couple. You’re both freedom loving, optimistic, warm signs, don’t let your moons (emotional needs) take the front seat in the relationship, and do be too hard on each other.