by Anita Burns
Sexuality is a complex subject. It is probably written about more than any other topic. When it comes to sexuality in astrology, much can be said that goes far beyond your sun sign at birth. I’m often asked questions like “I’m an Aries. Am I compatible with Virgos? This is something like saying, “I’m an American. Am I compatible with Italians?” Astrology can determine, infinite detail, your sexual nature; what kinds of mates are better for you than others; what types you will be attracted to or draw to you; what you expect from a mate; whether you are likely to have one committed relationship or many, and what they’ll be like.
Determining all this however, takes more than just looking at your “Sign.” A complete horoscope needs to be charted. The astrologer will then look at your Sun and Moon signs, the asteroid Juno, your fifth, seventh, eighth, and twelfth houses, what planets are there and what signs are on those houses and the planets that “rule” them. Pretty complex stuff, but worth the effort. You’ll know more about yourself, or another, than years of traditional analysis could ever reveal. I won’t go into technical detail here, but there are some important things you can found out from your Sun sign.
The day you are born, the Sun is said to be “in” a certain sign. This is what you known as your “sign.” Although your Sun sign is but a fraction of your lover personality, it is a significant one. The Sun represents your basic inner self, your overall inner direction. Keeping in mind that other things in your chart will adjust and alter the influences of the Sun, these energies will be with you and you will express them in many, if not all, ways.
ARIES: With your fire, you’ll be a driving force in any relationship. Your powerful libido energy can stir newly awakened feelings in your partner(s). Choose partners who aren’t likely to be singed by your heat.
TAURUS: Your romantic nature is down to earth, constant and enduring. You are a generous lover and delight in pleasing your partner. But you expect loyalty and steadfastness from your partner. Choose a partner who is emotionally flexible for you don’t often give in when you want your own way.
GEMINI: You like variety. Whether you have many partners or one, you need change. The same lovemaking routine will leave you cold and bored. Choose a partner who likes to experiment and is willing to try new ideas or act out your fantasies.
CANCER: You are self-protective where relationships are concerned and you may keep your intimate life secret. You tend to nurture lovers and can be very generous to them. Find a partner who will appreciate being cared for, wanted and needed.
LEO: Your romantic personality is generous and charming. You are tender, affectionate and free with your loving heart. But in return, you want to be appreciated. You need a partner who is as lavish as yourself with affection.
VIRGO: Although Virgo is often viewed as “virginal” and analytical, you are a caring and nurturing lover. You take the time to find out what your partner wants and to provide it. You also want a lover to know what pleases you. You set great importance on loyalty and faithfulness. You need a partner who is interested in the long-haul. Casual affairs are difficult for you.
SCORPIO: Scorpio is probably the sign most often associated with sensuality. Perhaps this is because you are passionate and feel your emotions with intensity. You have a charismatic magnetism and will attract many potential lovers. In love you know what you want and go after it with single-minded attention, no matter how long it takes. You tend to be secretive about your relationships and don’t commit lightly. You need a partner who will match your passion but not want to be in charge all the time, for you like running the show.
SAGITTARIUS: You find casual sex difficult and prefer to be intimately involved with your lovers. You are passionate and this energy is best when used as an expression of closeness and love. The closer you are with your partner, the stronger your sensual passion is. You also like your love life to be fun and playful. You need a partner who can have fun with love making and not take life to seriously.
CAPRICORN: You don’t commit to a relationship unless you’re sure. You are steady and reliable and want a relationship that is secure and likely to last. You also expect loyalty and faithfulness from your partner. You may be a sophisticated, aloof person in the boardroom, but in the bedroom you can be extremely earthy and sensual.
AQUARIUS: You are an understanding and sympathetic lover, but not necessarily one who takes commitment seriously. You like a variety of romantic experiences and need a lover who can be adventurous as well as affectionate. You don’t like to be limited—physically, emotionally, or intellectually, and need a partner who gives you the emotional space you require, and at the same time, can create intimacy and closeness.
PISCES: You can be passionate and sacrificing. Lovemaking, for you, is a spiritually elevating experience and you feel it body, mind, and soul. You tend to idealize your lovers and overlook their faults until it’s too late. You need a partner who is grounded and practical and won’t let you be too self-sacrificing. You require a lover who will also be able to use sexuality as a transcendent experience.