Note: This astrology uses the sideral zodiac. Please be sure to read the section entitled "Astrological Method," below.
Several months ago I was watching cable TV when a program entitled “Strange Sex on TLC” came on. The sex was not so strange. The multiple ways humans can experience it is strange, perhaps amazing would be a better word. The program covered a number of topics:.
One was about female ejaculation—I don’t (and they didn’t) mean orgasm, they meant ejaculation.
Another was about sex addiction—an oldie but goodie.
One woman was severely allergic to her husband’s sperm, which caused her painful vaginal lesions. Finding the cause of her “painful sex” brought her the relief of finding out she was not as pathological as she feared and opened up some options.
Then the program presented a woman who promoted something called “thinking off.” She was working with a group of men and woman. Laying individually on the floor, they were learning to come to orgasm by thinking themselves into it. The teacher had learned this technique through her Tantric sex instructor. Believing it a valuable skill, she commenced to teach it to those who thought it might come in handy.
There was more—a story on a 73 year old ‘cougar,” that is, a very attractive, financially and emotionally secure older woman interested in younger men. The men are called “cubs”—a nickname some of them do not care for. We, the viewers, were seeing her first date with a man who was 33 years old. The young man was sincerely open to a different experience—not marriage—than young men usually have. Possibilities for learning and pleasure were apparent. After all, men have been courting and marrying much younger women from time immemorial. Why should a culture waste all its older women on just being grandmothers?
The final section was about PDOD—pleasure dissociative orgasm dysfunction, which is about fetishes. It was about a young man who had orgasms when he popped balloons he had blown up. Of course, that was apparently the only way he had orgasms. Lucky for him, he ran into the producers of “Strange Sex.” In the process he met a number of individuals at a party who were like himself or who were sponsoring the party. Some of them were older, gentle folk. His experience there generated self-acceptance. And, one bets in time, the chance to go beyond balloons.
After I watched all this I thought, well, at least I can get the birth data for nymphomania, or is that called sex addiction? I can, I thought, write a paper on that.
As it turned out, Astrodatabank (ADB) does not have a category called “nymphomania.” Perhaps because the term has been sexist. It has always applied to women who engaged in high quantities of sex with different partners, presumably never finding satisfaction, or endlessly finding it. Men who behaved the same way have traditionally been called lovers, or sometimes, promiscuous.
Nor does ADB have a category entitled “Sex Addiction,” a relative latecomer in categories of sexual pathology.
Anyway, the category ADB forced me to resort to is called “Passions: Sexuality: Extremes in Quantity.” For this paper, I was interested in the upper end of the extremes.
During the time of my interest in the astrology of “extremes of sexual passion,” I also became aware that my significators for male homosexuality and lesbianism needed amending. In the process of researching that (to my surprise because I wasn’t looking for it), the significator for bisexuality became apparent.
So, in this paper we are going to take a look, somewhat in the same order, at some astrological examples of:
We are not going to look at any charts of individuals with little or no sex life—they belong to the lower end of the examples of extreme sex. But one woman, Frances Farmer, with a reputation at one time for being loose falls close to the astrology of little (quantity) or diminished (quality) sexuality, so her chart is included here.
Many of the highly sexed individuals are self-reportedly so. So, we have no objective measure of what constitutes lots of sex—only what people report. Four of the women were flight attendants claiming multiple affairs, some with special circumstances discussed when we get to those charts. Five individuals are from the category “Sex Swingers.” Four of those are bisexual, one of whom is a woman. One of the charts is of a bisexual male, a high-class prostitute “on both sides of the Atlantic.” Thirteen of the charts are those of confirmed bisexuals—nine men and five women. A few charts are those of famous heterosexuals with a reputation for many affairs. The remaining few represent problem charts. We have no charts of happily married individuals with very active sex lives because it was not an available category.
A couple of papers exist which separate the sexual orientation of one twin from the opposite orientation of the other twin. Here are their links: One Twin is Homosexual, His Sister is Not , Twins: One Sister is Heterosexual, One is Lesbian. The former helps in positively identifying the first part of the significator for homosexuality.
Many readers of these papers on medical, psychological or sexual conditions read only about that condition, or perhaps one other. They thus have no idea how well this very different astrological method works. To get some idea of that, read some of the sixteen (with more to come!) papers on twins on this site. In traditional astrology, twins are hard to differentiate. This astrology demonstrates the differences in astrology which account for their life differences. Here is a link to one of the twin papers:The Silent Twins. Links to the other twin papers are found in each paper.
Most of the time the charts involved will be either the 5th (the harmonic enlargement of the 5th house of sexuality and children) or the 7th (the harmonic enlargement of the 7th house of significant others). Occasionally, as also occurred in earlier papers on homosexuality, lesbianism, and very recently, pedophilia another chart is involved (here are the links:
For instance, individuals, particularly homosexuals, who discover their same sex attraction as a pre- or early teen often have their sex-life indicators in their 1st chart of early childhood and its somatic ramifications. That chart is the center of gravity of their experience of themselves. Some one who “always knew” s/he was homosexual or lesbian can have their significators in their (1st or) 3rd charts (the harmonic enlargement of the 3rd house which shows our habitual, mundane thinking). It is not really surprising this chart can contain the significator for sexual preference because sex, thinking, and imagination are highly linked.
I have found that individuals can have the center of gravity of their existence in 10 of the 12 charts, each a harmonic expansion of one of the 12 houses of traditional astrology. So far I have not identified the 2nd chart as one of center of gravity. However, since people exist whose main concern is money and possessions, this chart is likely to fall in line in the future. And, while I have written a paper on sects—people heavily engaged in group consciousness and the 11th chart—at the time I was only looking at those charts from the perspective of group suicide. I wasn’t looking for sexual significators. Their sexuality, could, for instance, show up more in their 7th chart but include the 11th house in the path. Or, it could best be seen in their 11th chart. Though I have not written the paper yet, I have definitely established that the 11th house is part of the significator for women who are gang raped. So, too, was it in the chart of the groupie.
Again, sexual significators usually fall in the 5th or 7th charts, but because humans are capable of diverse forms of identification, any one of the twelve charts appears “able” to contain those significators if the chart represents the center of gravity of the individual’s consciousness.
The Significators—Planets and Paths
We are going to start with a couple of charts that indicate lots of heterosexual sex to show their significators. There are several that I know of and there may be more. Many of them also occur in charts of people demonstrating any of the known sexual preferences. But, first we want to see that they can occur in charts of heterosexual individuals of both sexes. Here are some of the significators I have observed that contribute to the individual wanting lots of (or at least fairly regular) sex. :
In the process of looking at the above significators, we are going to be looking at charts of men and women whose sexual significators resemble the first part of the significator for lesbianism or homosexuality. Some of these individuals are not homosexual, but are heterosexual or bisexual. In each I will point out the astrology which “inclines,” and, when appropriate, the astrology which “declines” to homosexuality or lesbianism. Or, in the case of bisexual, the astrology which “inclines” and also “inclines,” that is, inclines to see both sexes as possible partners.
Individuals interested in the sexual assignments of the planets, for instance venus as female and mars as male, should refer to the paper on homosexuality for background discussion of the planets sponsoring sexuality. There they will also find the amended significator—called the second part of the significator—for homosexuality. They will not find that in the paper on lesbianism because the amendment occurs not with the lesbian charts, but with the women who appear lesbian but have an additional astrology which declares their tastes to be heterosexual.
I want to briefly restate the homosexual and lesbian significators here in this paper.
The Significators Found So Far For Homosexuality
For homosexuality, the first part of the significator is Angle/light/mars/neptune/5th/(7th) which can occur in 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, and 12th charts, and even on 9th chart, and perhaps any of them. Whichever chart it occurs in, planets/path must be the same as written above—Angle/light/mars/neptune/5th/(7th). (7th is written in parentheses because it does not occur in one hundred percent of the charts examined.) As was seen in that paper, most significators occurred in the 5th and 7th charts. After that, it occurred most frequently in the 1st chart. Other planets may be in the set, but those are the ones that must be in it.
Also in the paper on homosexuality, the second part of the significator., It is found either in the same chart the significator set is in when the center of gravity chart is not the 5th or 7th, or in 5th or 7th charts. It is written as Angle/mars/7th, with occasional substitute of sun for mars. It occurs often as mars on the Descendant—which yields Angle/mars/7th. But, it can also through Angle/mars/5th/7th--that is, when mars is in either 5th or 7th house and made Angular by any of the four Angles of this method. Or, when mars rules the Desc or 5th house (or co-rules by at least 1/3 of the house), is anywhere in the chart, and is made Angular by any of the four Angles of this method. Acceptable sets (aspects) are always the conjunction, square, or opposition. Orb for mars to Angle for each is normally 2°, but since these are all non-rectified charts, I have allowed up to 4°. All of these conditions put mars (sun) on an Angle and either in or ruling a 5th or 7th house.
The Significators Found So Far For Lesbianism
The first part of the significator in the charts of lesbians is Angle/light/venus/neptune/5th/(7th). In the paper on the astrology of fifty lesbians, it occurred primarily in their 5th, 7th, and 12th charts. Again, the planet/path must be the same regardless of which chart it occurs in. Other planets may be in the set, but these must occur to establish a minimum significator for lesbianism.
As was seen in the paper on homosexuality, it is not unusual to see mars on the Descendant in their charts. And actually, frequently enough venus falls on the Descendant in lesbian charts. However, looking at all fifty charts of lesbians, it became clear that venus on the Descendant was not a second part of a significator for lesbianism. As occurred with homosexuals, the second part of the significator involving the Desc could have occurred in three different ways, but it was still missing in far too many charts. So, I have temporarily concluded that for lesbianism there is no "second part of the significator."
March, 2011: The paper on lesbianism has been revised. What appeared to be a lacking second part of the significator actually does exist. The problem with the lesbian data was that we had only information regarding each individual's sexual preference. Significators for sexuality can occur in most of the 12 charts of this method, but without any biographical information suggesting the individual might have a "center of gravity" chart different from the usual 1st, 5th, 7th, and 12th charts, I did not investigate further charts. A 5th house influence also needed to be added, resulting in a second part of the significator for lesbianism, which is one of several forms of venus/Descendant (coupled, always, with the first part of the significator. That is, venus can be on the Desc. Or venus can be anywhere in a 5th or 7th house and made Angular by any of the four Angles of this method. Or, venus can be anywhere in the chart, ruling a 5th our 7th house, and made Angular by any of the four Angles of this method. All of these conditions put venus on an Angle and either in or ruling a 5th or 7th house.
The second part of the significator for heterosexual women who have the first part of the significator for lesbianism remains the same, and is : Angle/sun/7th/5th, with occasional substitution of mars for the sun. That can occur either when sun (or mars) is on a Descendant. Or when sun (or mars) is anywhere in a 5th or 7th house and made Angular by being in the same set with any one of the four Angles. Or, when sun (or mars) rules a Descendant, is anywhere in the chart, and made Angular by being in the same set with any one of the four Angles. The orb for the sun is easily 4° (because as a light it extends orb), but so is mars since we are working with un-rectified charts. All of these conditions put a sun (mars) on an Angle and either in or ruling a 5th or 7th house.
If the above second part of the significator is there, then even if the woman has the first part of the significator for lesbianism, she is a heterosexual female.
So, this is the way "second parts of significators" work:
Again, either of those three types of second parts of significators must be Angular. They are Angular in three ways: (1) either the planet is on a Descendant (4° orb in un-rectified charts), or the planet rules a Desc, is anywhere in the chart, and is in a set with any Angle (4° orb), or the Desc is ruled by the planet (mostly mars for homosexuals, possible venus for heterosexual males, venus for lesbians, and sun for heterosexual females), is any where in the chart and in a set (made Angular) with any Angle. All of these conditions make an Angle/planet/7th(Desc)condition, which the forefront (Angular/prominent/mandatory) sexual identification of the partner (7th house). Mars or sun indicates male, and Angular keeps that preference forefront, that is, “familiar to consciousness.” If those planets are just in the 7th house, but not Angular, they don’t count as second parts of the significator. Venus indicates female.
Since the moon is also considered feminine, one would have thought it would have shown up on the Desc of lesbians. Two occurred in the absence of venus/Desc in the charts of fifty lesbians. This needs more investigation to find out if moon/Desc actually works.
As discussed above, I suspect that when the first part (or only part of) the significator contains Angle/light/venus + mars/neptune/5th/7th in charts of any of the six groups—heterosexual men, homosexual men, heterosexual women, lesbians, or bisexuals of both sexes—it sponsors a very powerful sex drive. Why? Because light/venus/mars influencing 5th houses and an Angle uses all the planets of sexuality in expressing sexuality and make it forefront in the life. Unless the 5th house or 5th chart also shows considerable affliction--for instance, harmonic saturn on an Angle in the 5th chart--sexuality is a very important part of the life of such individuals. Neptune's presence adds sensitivity and enlarges the appetite ("craving.")
The Significators Found So Far For Bisexuality
The significator for bisexuality occurs as a second part of a sexual significator in charts which appear heterosexual, homosexual, or lesbian. It can occur as the only second part of the significator, or it can occur in conjunction with second parts (discussed above) suggesting male or female partners. Then it appears to increase degrees of choice in sexuality of the partner, but does not cancel out the other significator which suggested either male or female. The paper on lesbianism clearly shows some women with two (one even shows three--venus/sun/mercury) second parts, one of which is "lesbian," one of which is bisexual.
Number of examples here are limited (thirteen as opposed to fifty each for homosexuals and lesbians), but more has recently been added as an Addendum on the astrology of bisexuality. Here is the link: Addendum to Paper on Bisexuality
The significator for bisexuality is written mercury/Desc. It fact it occurs as mercury, ruling either a 5th, 7th, or 8th house (I don't know why 8th is included in this significator but not in the other second parts), conjunct the Descendant, or mercury ruling a 5th, 7th or 8th house and made Angular by any one of the four Angles of the chart. Or, mercury in a 5th or 7th (8th?) house and made Angular by any of the four Angles of this method. The acceptable orb for mercury/Angle, again, is 4°, rather than the standard 2°, because these charts are un-rectified.
In establishing that the mercury must rule either 5th, 7th, or 8th houses, I examined how it occurred in the thirteen charts included here. The mercury in the Desc/mercury/7th part of the set influences the following houses: 7 of them influence a 5th house: 3 of them influence an 8th house, and 1 of them influences a 7th house. At this point I am not sure if these house influences are defining.
Bruce Lee's life and death illustrate another important Angle/planet modifier. It affects physical existence and is found in the 1st chart as a significator that works against the one for allergies: Paper on Bruce Lee.
Historically, mercury has a certain place in astrology and mythology. In support of mercury as the main planetary significator for bisexuality, we have the following excerpt. It is from Comments on Mercury. Underlines are mine:
Mercurius – Hermes (with affinities to Gemini and Virgo)
To medieval alchemists Mercury was the metal symbolizing duality. Metallic yet liquid, matter yet spirit, cold yet fiery…
Mercury was the metal uniting all the opposites…Trickster, Journeyer, Guide of Souls…known to the Greeks as Hermes, the messenger god…The Greek god Hermes was the protector of athletes, thieves, journeyers, and merchants…
In her book, The Gods in Everyman, archetypal author Jean Bolen points out that the physical substance of Mercury only adheres to precious metals... Metaphorically speaking - Mercury (Hermes) is the god that can (in the long run) lead us to spiritual gold...
Mercury/Hermes and Synchronicity
Short Quote by Arianna Stassinopoulos, The Gods of Greece:
…"Hermes is the god of the unexpected, of luck, of coincidence, of 'synchronicity.' The ancient Greeks would say: 'Hermes has entered our midst,' whenever a sudden silence had entered the room, descended on conversation and introduced into the meeting another dimension.
Whenever things seem fixed, rigid, 'stuck,' Hermes introduces fluidity, motion, new beginnings - as well as the confusion which inevitably precedes new beginnings."
We should not leave this section without looking at the difficulty of doing astrological sex research using just database contents. Considerable problems occur.
Problems Studying Human Sexuality Using the Present Birth Data and Limited Biographical Notes
We do not, for instance, know if some one is being promiscuous or “highly sexual” for positive or negative reasons. “Positive” in these circumstances occurs when an individual truly enjoys sex and finds more of it a true benefit to his/her life, whether with the same partner, or multiple partners. “Negative” occurs when the individual’s sexuality appears okay, but his emotional connection to it and partners is limited. I have in mind emotional blocks such as occurred with Bob Crane, who apparently substituted quantity for an inability to experience quality or depth. I suspect this condition frequently also involves use of pornography, but is definitely not the only reason pornography is used.
Here is the link to that paper:Paper on Bob Crane and Male Promiscuity
In addition, among homosexuals and lesbians written about in the two earlier papers, we know only a few who were self-identified as "male" or "female" within the context of their homosexuality. Indeed, we have no idea what percentage of individuals in both groups usually experience that kind of identification. All of that has left us unable to isolate further, if possible, the difference, for instance, between homosexuals and lesbians who are feel themselves female or male, respectively.
In the group of fifty women identifying themselves as lesbian, we are not told which, if any, of them also had heterosexual relationships. Many of them were born in the 40s in the USA, a time when lesbianism as a social subject did not even exist. An unknown percentage of them, lacking options, must have married long before they defined themselves as lesbians. Some of those people were likely very dissatisfied lesbians, or they also could have been bisexual and not necessarily that dissatisfied. Some of them, then, would have a mixture of significators.
The lesbian data, unlike the homosexual data, did not contain any dates of realization of same sex preferences. Dates of realization are extremely helpful in identifying and validating the significators for these groups.
None of the lesbian data (except for famous women) identified anything else about the subject that her sexual preference. With this method, biographical data would have been extremely helpful in identifying potential COG charts other than the 5th or 7th. Once an atypical chart was identified, biographical data could have served to make its "reasonableness" apparent.
Among famous individuals we are often working with the reputation for sexual appetite. Reputation is not always an honest indicator. Were they truly highly sexual? Or, did they just claim to be as a form of publicity? Or even, were they promoting a self-image of being highly (heterosexually) promiscuous because they were afraid of and hiding, perhaps even from themselves, a latent homosexuality?
We do not know how many individuals, if any, have charts sponsoring same sex preferences, or even bisexuality, who choose to remain traditional in their sex lives. For example, among women, there are likely many reasons a lesbian would marry and never disclose her preference. And many reasons a bisexual woman would never opt for a female partner. Ultimately, they opt for appearing sexually traditional. But their data would "contaminate" data presumed heterosexual.
So, any study in this area is fraught with lack of information (if I can express a negative that way). Any truly comprehensive study of the astrology of sexuality needs to be done with confidential informants as honest as, for instance, participants in the Kinsey surveys.
Here we are just making a start.
Before starting with the charts, we need to know something about this form of astrology. The information below concerns this particular astrological method.
This method is not traditional. It uses a birth and conception planets and their harmonics and houses, all of which share the same axis. :
This astrology uses the sidereal positions of the planets based on the Fagan-Bradley’s SVP. For my take on why the sidereal zodiac is superior to the traditional, tropical, "Western" one, please see the following: The Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs, a Discussion.
Harmonics are taken from the sidereal position of the planets. The Egyptian harmonic, discussed in the paper “About This Method” (link below), is used.
”Lights” include suns, moons, and moons nodes. When mercury rules one or two Angles, it also acts like a light and has the same orb as the other lights. The MC or Asc also acts like a light, but one with only a 2° orb, because when a set is on an Angle it does not need a light to be active.
This method uses only conjunctions, applying and separating squares, and oppositions. (There is a table in the paper on chartrules which shows which traditional aspects--e.g., semi-square, trine, quincunx, etc.--in the sidereal are converted to conjunctions, squares, and oppositions in the harmonics and which charts they occur in, link below.) Orbs for static planets with lights is 5°; without lights, about 2.5°. Orb for MC/planet or Asc/planet is 2°. Planets so related to each other are referred to as in the same “set.” A set, then, is two or more planets (or an Angle) connected to each other through conjunction, square, and opposition within the defined orbs. Sets without Angles are more active when they contain a light, and less active without one. Learning to look in terms of “crosses” can be helpful in rapidly finding planets that are in the same set.
Because this approach uses both a birth and conception chart and they share the same axis, birth houses usually overlap different houses of the conception chart. These are called “house overlaps.” As it turned out in this paper, house overlaps were not significant. They can be for some other conditions. Throughout this paper I use the convention when writing about house overlaps of putting the birth house first, then the conception house. So, for instance, a “5th/1st” overlap refers to an overlap of birth 5th house with conception 1st house in that order.
Birth planets (including their harmonics) rule only birth houses. Conception planets (including their harmonics) rule only conception houses.
For a more thorough explanation of this astrological approach, refer to the following papers:
About This Method
Chart Reading Rules
In the partial charts shown below, birth planets and their harmonics are inside the circle. Conception planets and their harmonics are outside the circle. Conception sidereal planets are red; conception harmonic ones, black. Birth sidereal planets are blue; birth harmonic ones, green. Occasionally, because of space limitations, I have had to violate this inside/outside arrangement, but the color coding remain constant.
Abbreviations used are b = birth, c = conception, and t = transiting. Even though the harmonic used for each chart is always two more than the chart’s number, in these papers—for ease of reading—I write the harmonic number the same as the chart number. For example, the 5th chart uses the 7th harmonic, but I have established the convention of writing harmonic planets for the 5th chart as, e.g., c5 mars, which reads, “the harmonic for the 5th chart for conception mars.”
Throughout this paper sets are numbered sequentially, rather than beginning at 1 again for each new individual. So the sets run from 1 to XX. By assigning unique numbers to each set, reference to any one set becomes a simple matter.
For each partial chart below, house cusps for 11th, 12th, 2nd, and 3rd houses are are shown below the drawing. Birth ones are blue. Conception house cusps, red.
Now we can start looking at charts. First we are going to look at several different kinds of main or minimum significators for individuals who engage in lots of sex, starting with those occurring only in the charts of individuals we know are heterosexuals because their charts do not contain even the minimum significator for homosexuality or lesbianism.
Charts of Two Heterosexuals—One Man and One Woman—With Very Active Sex Lives
We understand that Catherine the Great of Russia had a varied and active sex life.
Short and handsome but no beauty, she was ambitious, cruel, egotistical and domineering. Cultured, intelligent, studious and charming as well, she made powerful friends and won the loyalty of the Russian court. When she moved to Russia in 1745, she learned the language and customs.
When Empress Elizabeth died, December 1761, Peter ascended to the throne. Within six months, Catherine undermined him and had herself proclaimed Empress 7/09/1762. Peter III abdicated but was killed eight days later.
Catherine had a son who succeeded her, Paul I, who very possibly was not Peter's son at all but the son of one of the guards. Catherine also had a son by Count Grigori Orlov, Alexei. A passionate woman, she had a series of young lovers, 22 at least that were known and historically tallied.
By age 67, Catherine has lost all her teeth and was plagued by debilitating varicose veins. Two months before her death, she suffered a minor stroke. Though ill and confused, she continued to enjoy the company of her current favorite lover, a striking 20-something officer in the horse guards. On November 16 she had her morning coffee and read the newspapers. Within the half hour, she fell to the floor with another stroke. She died the following day without regaining consciousness, of a cerebral hemorrhage, apoplexy, on 11/17/1796 NS, 11:15 AM, Tsarskoe Selo, Russia.
Catherine’s sexual reputation is an unfortunate distortion of her qualities. One web site covers much more about the progressive and enlightened improvements she made while governing. Here is its address: Empress Catherine the Great of Russia
The Empress’ Set (1) shows C MC in the same set with mercury and venus, with mercury, ruler of both C Angles, acting like a light. Since C MC is in b 5th house, the set influences both an Angle and a 5th house. Angle/moon/venus, particularly for the 5th chart, suggests considerable sexual receptivity
Note Set (2), showing a golden benefic conjunction of moon, venus, and jupiter in Gemini. B5 uranus rules B Asc in c 5th house, so the set has Angle and 5th influence, and shows intellectual (3rd and 9th houses) influence and joy (golden benefic) through sexual activity.
Her 7th chart contains even stronger sexual significators..
Set (3) shows light(the mercury, ruler of C Angles)/venus/mars/uranus/pluto. C MC is in b 5th house, while C Asc is in b 7th house, so the set has influence to two Angles, 5th, and 7th houses.
Catherine’s astrology of sexuality is not without a down side. Both her non-harmonic saturns are in c 4th house—c saturn at 4 Aquarius 18 is lighted by both harmonic suns at 5 Aquarius 14, with additional influence to 7th and 12th houses. In the same set with b uranus, ruler of B Asc in c 5th house, this set has Angle and 5th influence. B saturn, ruler of b 12th house, at 16 Aquarius 11 is lighted by c moon, co-ruler (26 of 36°) of c 10th house. Neither set influences an Angle. They certainly were not strong enough to dampen her sexual enthusiasm.
Set (5) would be a second part of a significator if her first part included Angle/light/venus/neptune/5th, but it does not. So, Set (5) just shows us c mars at 19 Virgo 11 in b 7th house made Angular by C MC at 19 Gemini 57.
But, the Empress has a set which suggests bisexuality (which can occur in the chart of all different types of sexuality). Set (4) shows c mercury, ruler of C MC in b 5th house, and ruler of C Asc in b 7th house, conjunct B Desc. As far as I know, Catherine the Great was entirely heterosexual. I like to consult biographies in cases of questions like that, but hers are so voluminous and, for me, boring, I gave it up. It is hard to know what social forces and obligations shaped her sex life in her time, so we have to leave it at that, with a question about her potential sexuality. Perhaps the other Desc set, mars/Desc, moved any bisexual tendency firmly in the direction of heterosexuality.
We want to look at the chart of a male with a reputation for a high volume sex life.
Chamberlain so dominated basketball that the league changed some of its rules, such as widening the zone near the basket, to make it harder for him to score. Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay said that "Wilt the Stilt" was probably the strongest individual force the league has known, the first superstar in the league.
Wilt began to play ball when he was in the 7th grade. He grew four inches in three months when he was 15 and was 6' 11" when he entered Philadelphia's Overbrook High School. Extremely agile for his age, he was on the cross-country team in high school as well as being a high jumper and shot-putter at the University of Kansas. He began his pro career with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1958. He was considered an outstanding volleyball player and he ran in the Honolulu marathon during the '90s as well as competing in a 50-mile Canadian race.
A gentle giant, the epitome of basketball, a giant with an ego to match, Chamberlain remained a lifetime bachelor. He claimed to have had sex with 20,000 women, which could mean spending more time in the bedroom than on the court. He figures that he had an average of 1.2 women a day from the time he was 15, women of every nationality and color, women of such quality that he said most guys would have proposed to them on the first date, and none of them married.
He is the subject of a biography, Goliath, and the author of an autobiography, A View From Above.
Chamberlain retired in 1973, a reclusive figure who surfaced for an occasional Lakers event but usually keeping a low profile. He continued to play volleyball and work out to keep in shape. He did however have heart problems and was under the care of a cardiologist. He was also in need of hip-replacement surgery. On 10/13/1999, he was found dead of an apparent heart attack at the Bel-Air home, the age of 63.
Set (6) shows moon/mercury/venus/jupiter/neptune. All but jupiter are in b 5th house, and B Asc is ruled by b venus. This set includes a golden benefic (light/venus/jupiter) suggesting joy in sex, while neptune always asks for more. This set might, therefore, represent sexual addiction (considering he also evidenced an inability or lack of desire for stable relationship.)
Like Catherine the Great, Chamberlain also has a lighted mars in a 5th house, indicating a strong sex drive. Set (7) shows c mars in c 5th house lighted by both harmonic suns.
Set (8), showing the conjunction of b sun in Leo to c7 SN in Leo is the astrological condition that suggests the big ego that matches his big frame. Involving the south node it likely caused him some rejection as well as bouts of inappropriate self-centeredness.
Set (9) is the sad one for Chamberlain. C7 moon, ruler of C Asc in b 4th house, is conjunct c saturn, ruler of c 7th house. It suggests trouble forming long-lasting relationships like marriage (or trouble in them from lack of sympathy) (moon/saturn/7th), but even more, it suggests the condition will define the latter part of his life (4th influence).
Charts of Four Heterosexual Women with the Minimum First Part of the Significator [Angle/light/venus/neptune/5th/(7th)] for Lesbianism
Biographical data from Astrodatabank stated: French writer who authored 60 diaries in her 74 years about her SELF (often capitalized), working on perfecting her self-absorption and sex-life. Introspective from youth, she began her diaries at 15. She published four of the diaries from 1966 to 1971. Nin fancied herself an artist, when, in fact, she was a minor writer and a very, very sensitive bore. She nonetheless became an icon for the feminist movement in the 1970s, presenting herself as having successfully defied the conventions of woman's traditional role. She was the among the first to write of personal explorations about sex, self and psychoanalysis. Her marriages and affairs were detailed in her books, Diaries I to IV
Her dad was the philandering Spanish composer, Joaquin Nin, who abandoned the family when she was 11 but continued to be the overshadowing figure in her life. She would write long letters to her absent dad, detailing the family's daily life. When her dad deserted the family, her mom took the three kids to New York.
Nin worked as a fashion and artist model as well as a Spanish dancer. She both studied and practiced psychoanalysis as well. She was among the first to explore in print three of this century's biggest preoccupations: sex, the self and psychoanalysis. Nin's emphasis on the intimate, personal and instinctual were feminine traits she believed could be used in the reconstruction of a more sensitive world. Her first book, published when she was 27, was about D.H. Lawrence with whom she agreed that lies were essential because most people could not stomach the naked truth. She would brag about lying "bravely, ironically, dually, triply."
Nin clung obsessively to the book that nourished her living; her diary, her "one true friend." She kept both real and false diaries, editing and rewriting them throughout her life in a never-ending recreation of self. Some say her writing reveals a portrait of monstrous egotism and selfishness, horrifying in its callous indifference.
In Diary I she wrote about Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell, Otto Rank and Antonin Artaud. Aware of their celebrity, Nin traded on it to entice publication of her entire set of diaries. In her first period of "erotic madness," which she called "a search for the father," she pitted one man against another. In 1933 after a separation of nearly 20 years, she met and seduced her own father who was then 54.
Quixotic in her choice of lovers, Nin was pragmatic when it came to husbands. Both husbands were gullible, compliant, steadfast men who gave her unstinting support. In 1923 she married a banker, Hugh Guiler, called "Hugo." Hugo paid for the publication of many of her books and made possible the glamorous, art-infested life she led. He turned a blind eye to her love affairs with Henry Miller and her psychoanalysts. In 1934 she became pregnant, the first of several subsequent aborted pregnancies. She aborted her six-month old, stillborn daughter and fictionalized the event in "Under a Glass Bell." During the period of conception, she was intimate with Hugo, her father, and Miller. She insisted that Miller was the father but never told him she was pregnant. In 1955 she married Rupert Pole bigamously for she had not divorced Hugo.
She died at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital on 1/14/1977, at 11:55 P.M. Her death certificate cited as causes cardio-respiratory arrest, severe malnutrition and widespread metastatic carcinoma. Nin’s illness became symptomatic in 1969: "The cancer began in the vagina."
From Wikipedia on November 10, 2010, we have the following: The rumor that Nin was bisexual was given added circulation by the Philip Kaufman film Henry & June. This rumor is dashed by at least two encounters Nin writes about in her third unexpurgated journal, Fire. The first is with a patient of Nin's (Nin was working as a psychoanalyst in New York at the time), Thurema Sokol, with whom nothing physical occurs. She also describes a ménage à trois in a hotel, and while Nin is attracted to the other woman, she does not respond completely (229–31). Nin confirms that she is not bisexual in her unpublished 1940 diary when she states that although she could be attracted erotically to some women, the sexual act itself made her uncomfortable. What is irrefutable is her sexual attraction to men. (Italics mine)
Nin's first unexpurgated journal, Henry and June, makes it clear, despite the notion to the contrary, that she did not have sexual relations with Miller's wife, June. While Nin was stirred by June to the point where she says (paraphrasing), "I have become June," she did not consummate her erotic feelings for her. Still, to both Anaïs and Henry, June was a femme fatale—irresistible, cunning, erotic. Nin gave June money, jewelry, clothes, oftentimes leaving herself broke…
Here are a few quotes from her :
Set (10) shows node/moon/venus/uramus/2neptune. It is wide, but the two lights (moon and node) hold it together. C venus rules C Asc, b neptune rules b 7th house, and c neptune rules c 5th house. B uranus co-rules (18 of 30°) b 5th house. This set shows a readily receptive sexuality and includes fitting the definition of the first part of the significator for lesbianism.
Set (11) shows a second part of a significator for lesbianism with c venus conjunction B Desc.
Set (12) shows the second part of the significator to turn a potential lesbian sexuality into a heterosexual one. Both harmonic suns and mars are conjunct C Desc.
Sets (11) and (12) therefore show a bisexual option that is stated in terms of second sets being mars/Desc and venus/Desc—and not through the traditional bisexual planetary significator, mercury.
She has a few sets in her 5th chart worth showing.
|Set (13)||b jupiter||6 Aquarius 59|
|b sun||8 Aquarius 39|
|b5 mars||9 Aquarius 43|
|c5 moon||8 Scorpio 51|
The Aquarian planets are in b 5th house. If she had had children, sun/jupiter would have shown one or at most two, likely a treasured and successful child. But she did not have children, so the sun/jupiter shows her interest in forming liaisons with powerful (jupiter) men (sun), while the Aquarian influence shows she is open to different types of men. The mars shows, as occurred with Catherine and Chamberlain, a lighted mars in a 5th house, indicating a strong sexual drive.
|Set (14)||c5 jupiter||11 Gemini 08|
|b5 uranus||11 Gemini 08||co-ruler (18 of 30°) of b 5th house|
|B MC||12 Gemini 57|
|B Asc||11 Virgo 38|
|b5 saturn||13 Pisces 03||ruler of b 5th house|
|c venus||13 Pisces 24||ruler of C Asc and c 8th house|
Set (14) includes both the carrot and the stick for Nin’s sexual ventures. It contains a golden benefic—Angle/venus/jupiter with 5th influence, so it shows joy in sex. It also contains venus/saturn, which shows emotional pain, likely the subject of her analysis of her sex life.
Set (15) is wide, but again, there are two moons and an Angle providing light for it. It consists of MC/2moon/venus/jupiter/neptune. The light/venus/jupiter with influence to an Angle is a golden benefic. The two c moons ruler C MC and co-rule (26 of 36°) c 9th house. B7 venus co-rules (24 of 30°) b 7th house, and c7 neptune co-rules (26 of 27°) c 5th house. We have seen Angle/light/venus/jupiter/5th/9th before in the charts of Indian gurus and Catholic saints, only theirs usually also included a 4th house influence. Here the 9th house influence refers to aviation, not religion, and it works just the opposite as it does in charts of (often sexually sublimating) gurus. Her high is not spiritual, but sexual, and provides the motivation for her continued experience of it. We see this “9th sex high” (venus/jupiter) through sex (5th) again in charts other highly sexed flight attendants, shown below.
Keeping in mind the 4° orb for planets to Angles in this study using un-rectified charts, Set (16) shows us both harmonic suns (with a larger orb) conjunct venus/south node (adding more to acceptable orb) conjunct C Desc. The double sun part shows the second part of the significator for heterosexuality (when the first part shows lesbianism). I do not know if, in this case, the suns over-ruler the venus (which is a second part lesbian significator) or if they operate separately. We do not read anything about her having bisexual affairs, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t.
The difference in experience between the Angle/5th/9th golden benefic of the flight attendant and that of the realized guru illustrates one of the differences in interpretation based on level of being. The flight attendant realizes a more physical (at least it starts that way) aspect of the golden benefic, while the guru realizes the more spiritual. We see this again and again in this form of astrology. One intriguing example is the difference in experience between some individuals with North Node in Scorpio. I have seen it in the chart of an individual who experiences considerable spiritual (NN) growth (NN) through behavior related to immersion in deep emotional, even sexual, sharing (Scorpio) with others. I have also seen it in the chart of some serial murderers, whose immersion was at a more physical level, exploring sex and death through the physical death of others. In their own way they were pursuing their “North Node growth.” Unfortunately, it was experience paid for by their victims. It also occurs in charts of individuals who apparently have the spiritual goal of loosening the bonds of materiality (South Node in Taurus) by flirting with, and sometimes accomplishing, various forms of death, or many forms of near death. And, it appears to occur in the charts of individuals who, for unknown reasons from our point of view, appear to have incarnated with a goal of dying. It occurred in the chart of Carter Cooper, son of Gloria Vanderbilt, as a bizarre incident which lead to his death, then declared a suicide. Here is the link to a paper about his death in which the volitional aspects of his suicide are explored: Paper on Carter Cooper.
Set (17) shows moon/venus/3neptune. B7 moon rules b 7th house. B7 venus rules b 5th and 9th houses. C neptune rules C Asc. Note that the 9th house (aviation) is a part of the set. With this first part of the significator she appears lesbian.
Set (18) shows us the second part of the significator which declares her to be heterosexual. It shows b sun, in b 7th house made Angular by B MC, thus giving her an Angle/sun/(mars)/7th set.
Set (18) shows us some of the astrological foundation for her problem with staying married. It shows moon/saturn/pluto all in Cancer conjunct B Desc. Normally saturn, at 3° and 18’ below the Desc would not be considered conjunct it, but the presence of the moon with a 5° orb brings it into orb. Saturn/pluto, particularly lighted saturn/pluto, on a Desc is radically opposed to relationship. It confers isolation, withdrawal, alienation, difficulty relating. It is strong in the 1st and 3rd charts of autistic children, in the 7th chart (where it influences an Angle and 3rd house) of a woman with Asperger’s syndrome, and by progression in the astrology of a priest who quit his vocation and disappeared into the boonies. Here are the links for those papers: Paper on Autism, Paper on Asperger’s Syndrome, Paper on the Disappearing Priest.
Set (20), showing the first part of the significator for lesbianism, contains moon/venus/2neptune. B7 venus rules b 5th house. C neptune rules c 7th house. B neptune rules B MC (in c 7th house). Note that b7 venus is conjunct B Desc, a set representing the second part of the significator for lesbianism.
Set (21) occurs in her 5th chart as the second part of the significator which turns her sexuality back toward heterosexuality. It is comprised of b5 sun at 14 Pisces 03 which is conjunct B MC at 12 Pisces 42 which is in c 7th house.
Again, I do not know whether she was able, as suggested here, to be bisexual. Or, when the significators are combinations of venus/Desc and sun/Desc (rather than the mercury/Desc), does the sun over-ride venus? Her charts shows her other 7th chart suns afflicted by: neptune (conception sun), uranus (birth sun), and mercury/venus/saturn (harmonic suns)? In a woman’s chart her suns also show information about her relationship to her father—her model for opposite sex partners. Do hers—showing a shadowy father figure (neptune), an autocratic and unpredictable father, and an emotionally painful (venus/saturn) experience with father all incline her to focus on males in order to try to repair that early damage?
Charts of Six Heterosexual Women with the First Part of the Significator [Angle/light/venus/neptune/5th/(7th)] Plus Mars—Angle/light/venus +mars/neptune/5th/(7th) For Lesbianism
The following is from Astrodatabank: French-Italian sister of Napoleon I, a classic beauty who was known as a nymphomaniac (italics mine).The sixth of 13 kids, she was the model for Antonio Cavova's most popular sculpture. Frivolous and morally lax, she loved luxury and fornication. She had 600 dresses and a great deal of jewelry; Borghese bathed every morning in milk. She married Prince Borghese in 8/1803. As he was a disappointing lover, she took other men for the following 15 years. Borghese suffered from continual vaginal distress and illness due to overuse.
[She was also the only sibling of Napolean who went to be with him while he was imprisoned on the Isle of Elba.]
She died of cancer on 6/09/1825, Florence, Italy.
Set (27) contains node/venus/mars/2neptune and serves as the first part of the significator for lesbianism, showing a powerful, possibly addictive sexuality. The node is the light. C mars co-rules (19 of 40°) c 5th house. B venus rules b 5th house. B neptune rules B MC. C neptune rules C MC. There is no 7th influence.
The second part of the significator, declaring her preferences as heterosexual relationships, is shown by Set (27), which shows c sun conjunct B Desc.
Marie met Paul Jacques in Mexico City. He was twice her age and a wealthy silk merchant with a thriving business in Mexico and Europe, servants and a lifestyle of ease. They married and moved to Paris where their daughter Pauline was born in 1904. Marie formed a salon, a literary circle where she could share her writings of romantic stories and poetry. Under the nom de plume of Hera Myrtel, she penned a romantic novel that had some success and she was commissioned to publish more. She took many lovers, which her husband meekly accepted as she bullied and dominated him for 20 years.
Her literary pretensions left Marie little time for her husband and child, and she began to press him for a trip to Mexico, where she felt that she would be acclaimed as an authoress. He refused. One evening in January 1914, she ordered the maid to take a tureen of soup to her husband, who was working late in his study. The maid saw her slip a white powder in the soup and said to her master, "I hope you like the flavoring that Madame put into your soup." Paul did not eat the soup, but had a portion of it analyzed by a chemist; it contained a lethal poison. Not wanting a scandal, he foolishly considered that it was a temporary act of pique by his wife. He admitted to friends that he "would never understand the dark corners of her mind."
On the evening of 3/05/1914, the maid was summoned to Marie's bedroom. Her husband, Paul, was dead, shot in the right temple. It was declared to be a suicide.
In mourning, Marie made her long-wanted trip to Mexico, taking Pauline with her. A rich dilettante once she liquidated her husband's Mexican assets, she billed herself as a "mystical novelist," establishing a salon peopled by sycophants. Soon she met a mysterious, handsome man named Charles Bessarabo, a Rumanian of dubious interests with a possible criminal background. He proposed marriage to the aging and vain Marie. She promptly accepted, and the couple returned to Paris in 1916. They moved into luxurious quarters where Marie set up a new literary salon, inviting any males into private conference whom she chose, driven by outstanding sexual energy. For years she indulged in drugs, becoming particularly fond of hashish.
Once more, she dominated and cuckolded her husband. If he put up any objection to her extravagance or sexual indulgence, she turned on him in fury. Once in 1918, he awoke to find her on top of him, wild-eyed, trying to choke him to death. He flung her off and she wept, "I don't know what came over me."
On 7/08/1920, when Bessarabo arrived home for dinner, he found her scantily clad and preparing for an "interview" with a male writer. She grabbed a pistol and yelled at him to get out. He dove for the floor as a bullet whistled over his head. Marie threw down the gun and calmly went to her dinner. When Bessarabo told her he could no longer tolerate their life together, she replied that if he left, she would expose his shady business dealings.
On 7/31/1920, c. 8:00 PM, Marie shot Bessarabo to death, put his body in a trunk and sent it to Nancy, France. When he failed to show up at work, his chauffeur went to the police, relating what he knew of his employer's marital problems. Marie insisted that he had gone away to visit his (alleged) mistress and that he had taken the large trunk. The trunk was soon located and found to contain a naked corpse, shot and with a battered head and face. Confronted with the evidence, Marie promptly confessed to shooting Bessarabo, saying that she had been jealous of his mistress. Their daughter had been wakened by the shots and stood by her mother.
Both Marie and Pauline were place on trial for murder on 2/15/1921. The trial was sensational. At one point, Pauline leaped to her feet and screamed "I must and will tell the truth." She laid the blame at her mother's feet as Marie shouted at her to shut up.
Pauline was set free but Marie was convicted of murder and given 20 years prison, where she died.
Set (29) is comprised of moon/venus/mars/saturn/neptune. B5 venus rules B Asc. B mars rules b 7th house. B moon rules B MC. C5 neptune co-rules (12 of 28°) c 5th house. This first part of the significator suggests Myrtel is lesbian.
The second part of the significator, which occurs in the 7th chart, shows b7 and c7 suns at 14 Aries 15 conjunct B Desc at 13 Aries 04, indicating Myrtel’s preference for men as lovers.
She has b7 mars, ruler of b 7th house, at 21 Aries 59 conjunct c pluto at 21 Aries 18 in c 7th house made Angular by B MC at 22 Cancer 35—which probably has something to do with her passion for violence.
The “lesbian” part of the significator is shown by Set (31). It includes moon/2mercury/venus/mars/uranus/2neptune, influencingthree Angles through rulers, making it very powerful (for good or ill). B7 moon rules B MC. B7 venus rules B Asc and b 8th. B7 uranus rules b 5th house. B neptune rules C MC in b 7th house.
Note that the SN/mercury/venus/mars conjunction is in Pisces in b 5th house, with mercury ruling b 12th house. It suggests her incessant (SN) sexual craving (venus/mars/5th) causes her suffering (Pisces) and is her undoing (12th house). The conjunction to the SN implies she has gone too far with this form of consciousness and needs to employ discrimination and discretion (both Virgo) to get herself out of the pit her behavior represents. The presence of her b7 moon in Virgo conjunct NN in Virgo should help her to find that kind of “Virgo consciousness.”
The second part of the significator which declares her heterosexual instead of lesbian is shown by Set (32), which shows both harmonic suns made Angular by C MC which is in b 7th house. Saturn’s presence in the set suggests her partners let her down, or are older, or restricting.
…She married first in 1933-1936, and then in February 1938; one son, divorced in 1946. Her third marriage was in 1946 and a fourth on 4/15/1961. She also had many transient lovers whom she identified by their jobs: a man who made puppets, a publisher, a truck driver. She insisted that she was not promiscuous at the same time as relating that on a single day she slept with three different men.
Set (33) contains moon/venus/mars/jupiter/uranus/neptune. C jupiter in Libra rules C MC. B mars rules b 7th house. B7 neptune rules b 5th house. This first part of the significator makes her appear lesbian.
Here comes the weakest second significator set in this paper. See that Libra Ascendant in c 7th house? It is ruled by b venus at 2 Gemini 51 which is also conjunct b sun at 6 Gemini 43. The venus rules B Asc in c 7th house, while the sun rules B MC in c 5th house. While neither the sun nor the venus is Angular, the Angles they rule are in 5th and 7th houses, so this look somewhat like an Angular/5th/7th/ influence of sun/venus. Does the sun’s conjunction to venus overpower it? Such a close conjunction of venus to the sun is called a combust venus in traditional astrology. It represents some one who has little objectivity about their love (venus) for their man (sun). If so, then this set comes close to representing the second part of the significator which turns the individual heterosexual .
Her sun and venus in Gemini (in b 3rd house) along with NN at 17 Gemini 36 also suggest a writer. That set includes b7 jupiter at 10 Pisces 37, comprising a golden benefic. It shows her success (and pleasure) as a writer because it also influences an Angel (b venus ruling B Asc).
Set (35) contains sun/2moon/venus/mars/jupiter/saturn/neptune. B1 moon co-rules (23 of 27°) b 5th house. C venus rules c 5th house. B1 jupiter rules B MC. C1 saturn co-rules (19 of 20°) c 7th house, and c1 neptune rules C Asc. So, this set influences 5th and 7th houses and two Angles, and comprises an apparent first part of the significator for lesbianism. It also shows a very strong sexuality accompanied by great pleasure.
Set (36) shows B1 sun in Gemini conjunct C Asc in c 5th house, thus constituting an astrological identification of the sex partner as male (sun).
The time of birth of this woman was reported as 9:02 pm CST, August 21, 1954 in a Midwestern city. The astrology for sexuality did not at all work for that time. August 21 should have been during daylight savings time, so I corrected birth time for that, and the chart then yielded potent sexual information.
Set (37) contains C MC/2moon/venus/mars. B7 mars rules b 9th house (the connection to her job in aviation), and somewhat of a substitute for the 7th house influence. C venus rules c 5th house. This set lacks the neptune required for lesbianism, but she has a set in her 1st chart, shown below. This set shows a strong sexuality.
Set (37) in the drawing above shows a conjunction of both harmonic suns with mars on B Desc. Combined with Set (39) below, it is the set that shows her preference for heterosexual partners.
Here is that 1st chart set:
|Set (39)||b uranus||1 Cancer 24|
|c South Node||2 Cancer 10|
|C Asc||3 Cancer 01|
|b1 mars||5 Cancer 40||ruler of b 9th house|
|b neptune||29 Virgo 46||ruler of B Asc in c 9th house|
|c neptune||0 Libra 26||ruler of C MC|
|c venus||5 Libra 07||ruler of c 5th house|
The above set shows a lighted venus/mars/neptune set which influences two Angles and a 5th house. It lacks 7th influence (but again has the 9th influence) . It constitutes the first part of the lesbian set, which set is turned heterosexual by Set (38). The lights here are C Asc (2° orb) and c SN with a 5° orb (though it is not a matter of straight addition.)
Her 1st chart might be the one that represents the center of gravity of her consciousness. (Without more biographical data it is impossible to tell.) Both her 1st and 7th charts shows a powerful sex drive not to be thwarted from continuous expression, but her 1st shows one that is nearly impossible to control, making even more sense of her marital infidelity. So do the astrological allusions of both Sets (37) and (39) to her 9th house but not her 7th, connecting her sexuality with 9th house matters, aviation here..
Two Charts Atypical of This Study
We are now going to look at two very different charts.
The first is for an actress with box office sex appeal. As will be seen by her astrology, her period of promiscuity (accompanied with much self-destructive drinking and partying) was not matched by her pleasure in sex.
The chart of the second individual is of sexual “groupie.” She counted coup with her many sexual encounters with musicians and actors. Far from being self-destructive, her astrology shows considerable pleasure in her “conquests.”
Farmer's mom had her committed to an institution in May 1945 for five years, during which she was given shock treatments. When she was released, on 7/27/1953 she got a court order discharging her mom as her legal guardian. She married in 1953, for five years. On 8/12/1957, she made a comeback, returning to stage. Her third wedding was on 3/27/1958. On 10/01/1958, Farmer began hosting a TV interview show for six years. She was drinking more heavily by then.
Farmer died of throat cancer 8/01/1970, Indianapolis, IN. Her autobiography "Will There Really be a Morning?" was published posthumously in 1972.
Set (22) is from Farmer’s 5th chart of sexuality. It contains 2Angles/moon/mars/saturn and shows a powerfully afflicted (mars/saturn) sexuality just by being in the 5th chart. But c5 saturn also rules c 5th house, confirming this set’s allusion to sexuality. In addition, c5 saturn co-rules (16 of 35°) c 4th house, while b mars rules b 4th, suggesting this set dominates her life as she gets older. The way it probably worked was that when she was younger she tried to be sexual but the problems involved were likely very frustrating, leading to her bad behavior. As she got older, she likely gave up on sex.
Her other charts do not contain much suggesting a normal sex drive, either. Saturn ruling a 5th can be the planet in a benevolent set which connects the set to the 5th house and a positive sex drive. Here, in all charts, we have c saturn ruling c 5th, and b saturn co-ruling b 5th, greatly increasing her chances of a depressed sex drive. Her early looseness and alcoholism were likely more a function of her incapacity for a satisfying emotional and sexual relationship.
Note that B MC is in c 11th house, and C Asc is in b 11th house, so two of her four Angles refer her life to groups situations.(11th)
Set (23) shows just how literal astrology can be. It includes a conjunction of venus and jupiter in Cancer (in which sign jupiter is exalted) in the same set with C MC and neptune. B venus rules B MC in c 11th house. C7 jupiter co-rules (26 of 33°) c 5th house. B7 neptune rules b 7th and 8th houses. This set refers at least a part of her sexuality (5th house influence) to the 11th house of groups, or better yet, egalitarian values. Because it is comprised of a golden benefic, it suggests she will have a good time and be successful in her efforts to bed her chosen partners—for her, artists.
I checked her 11th chart. Her groupie status is not apparent through that chart.
Set (23), comprised of a conjunction of NN/venus/uranus in Pisces in b 8th house. It shows a certain amount of growth and reward (NN) through the free, sudden, or intuitive (uranus) immersion of her individual identity into one including at least one other individual (Pisces/8th) through art and/or love (venus).
Set (25) shows a conjunction in Capricorn of jupiter to mars to the South Node in b 5th house. It suggests sexual ambition (mars/jupiter) through control (Capricorn) of her sex life (5th) with famous (jupiter) partners.
Her sex life is not all roses, roses. She has an unlighted forefront 5th house set which would come into play when the set receives a light through return or progressions:
|Set (26a)||b7 saturn||22 Libra 51||ruler of b 5th house|
|c mars||24 Libra 44||ruler of C MC and c 5th house|
|c pluto||22 Cancer 02|
Angle/mars/saturn/pluto/5th suggests the “death” of her sex life, or more likely, periods between conquests when she is completely closed off sexually.
By looking at a set in her 5th chart we can see that her joy or success in her “conquest” is not based only on the psychological benefit so bestowed. The next set shows a very active sexuality:
|Set (26b)||b5 uranus||24 Cancer 31|
|C Asc||25 Cancer 30|
|c mars||24 Libra 44||ruler of C MC in b 8th house and c 5th house|
|b5 venus||25 Libra 38||ruler of B MC in c 11th|
Set (26b) shows her to be actively and potently sexual (venus and mars on an Angle with 5th influence in the 5th chart). It is made more powerful by the 8th house influence, suggesting loss of self in the act. It also connects this sexuality to groups (11th influence).
All in all, 11291’s charts indicate a powerful group sexual motivation. We cannot tell whether the saturn/pluto set works alternately for her, that is between conquests, or if she simply reached a point in her life when such behavior became something of the past. I also cannot presently tell if she had the option of dropping the 11th house (groupie) part of her sexuality in favor of a relationship with one individual. She may, at times, have wished to have a relationship with one man, but, with this astrology, found to her chagrin that her attempt to “scratch her elbow ended up scratching her knee.”
The referral of sexuality (5th house) to the 11th house of groups, especially in the 7th chart, also occurs with victims of gang (11th) rape (5th), a rape with different significators than occurs with just one rapist. Because of the strong benefic set involving her 5th house (in her 7th chart), this subject, 11291, had a more fortunate fate.
We are ready to look at charts suggesting bisexuality.
Sixteen Charts of Bisexual Men and Women
Most of the charts in this section are of confirmed bisexuals (self-reported). Toward the end I include a couple charts which look bisexual, but belong to individual’s not known as bisexual. To repeat, the significator for bisexuality is mercury either conjunct the Descendant, or made Angular by any Angle and ruling a 5th and/or 7th house. It is only an indicator of sexual preference, here bisexuality. How the sex life is experienced, its strength and faults, is a always shown by one (or more) different sets.
By the ‘90s, he was living on government disability as he was physically and mentally depleted due to extended drug use.
Set (40) shows us the first part of the significator, indicating a highly sexual individual, with 2moon/venu/mars/neptune. B5 moon co-rules (21 of 26°) b 5th house. B5 venus co-rules (17 of 44°) b 7th house. B neptune rules B Asc. This brings sex forefront in his life.
Set (41) shows us his bisexuality. It includes b mercury, ruler of b 5th and 7th houses, at 22 Scorpio 37, conjunct (that is, made Angular by) C MC at 23 Scorpio 13.
Just being highly sexed does not a successful prostitute make. Here is the set, also from his 5th chart, which shows his considerable charisma:
|Set (42)||c5 neptune||23 Aquarius 37|
|c NN||24 Aquarius 56|
|c jupiter||26 Aquarius 38||ruler of c 11th house|
|c sun||27 Aquarius 45||ruler of c 7th house|
|c5 mercury||26 Aquarius 13||ruler of c 5th house, co-ruler (30 of 49°) c 7th|
|c mercury||29 Aquarius 38||ruler of c 5th house, co-ruler (30 of 49°) c 7th|
Note that reference of this set to 5th and 11th houses. Prostitution may be another way the 5th/11th combination works.
Set (42) shows a clever, verbal (mercury), egalitarian (Aquarius) man who projects himself (in 1st house) as some one important (jupiter) and attracts to himself partners (7th) who are important (jupiter) as well as usually benign (jupiter) and can tell a good yarn (mercury/neptune).
Set (43) is our strongly sexual set. It is comprised of sun/venus/2mars/neptune. The spread is wide, but the sun, as light, is in the approximate middle of it. C sun rules c 5th house. B1 mars rules b 11th house. C1 mars rules c 7th house. B venus rules B MC and b5 house. By itself, this set suggests homosexuality.
Set (43) shows b1 mercury, ruler of b 7th house, on C Desc along with the sun and saturn, suggesting bisexuality. Because this set also has mars, neptune, and pluto with influence to a 6th house, it also symbolizes some kind of immune or allergic problem.
He also has a set in his 7th chart promising considerable joy in sex:
|Set (44a)||b7 jupiter||21 Taurus 30|
|c sun||25 Taurus 19||ruler of c 5th house|
|c7 venus||27 Taurus 20||ruler of B Asc in c 5th house|
|b venus||28 Aquarius 54||ruler of B MC and b 5th house|
The Taurus planets are in b 5th house. The whole set comprises a golden benefic with reference to two Angles and both 5th houses.
Note the set does not show influence to a 7th house. That connects his joy in particular to sexuality but not to any particular partner. Then the Desc/mercury/7th comes in and suggests bisexuality.
Set (45) shows us again that sex swingers are who they are because of the joy they experience through sex. This set includes B MC/moon/venus/2jupiter/neptune—a golden benefic + neptune, which makes it almost a mystical experience. (Indeed, we see Angle, 4th, 5th, and 9th houses influenced, the same as occurs for gurus and Catholic Saints. It is impossible to tell the level of her experience, but since she is a swinger, the level appears physical. But it doesn’t stay just physical. For this individual, sex gives her highest highs.
In Set (45) c7 moon rules C Asc in b 9th house, so this set influences two Angles. C venus rules c 4th house. C neptune rules c 9th house. C jupiter co-rules (22 of 33°) c 5th house.
Set (46) shows b7 mercury, ruler of b 8th and co-ruler (15 of 32°) of b 7th house conjunct B Desc, and suggests her bisexuality.
This woman also has a 7th chart set including light/mars/neptune with influence to C MC in b 5th house as well as to c 5th house and the neptune rules a 9th house. In a woman’s chart it shows an inordinate desire (neptune) for the man/men she finds most attractive at the time. It rather functions as her picking men either hard to get or unavailable and that sponsors desires hard to fulfill. I am not sure how it works with her Set (45) which yields a far more positive and realistic result. Probably adds fuel to the fire, which, for her, burns brightly.
Set (47)—as was the case with the previous Sex Swinger, we have another golden benefic + neptune with influence to two Angles, 5th , 7th, and 9th houses. (This one does not influence a 4th house.)
In Set (47) the moon/venus/jupiter in Aquarius is in c 5th house. B7 venus rules B MC and b 5th house. B7 jupiter rules B Asc. B7 mercury rules b 7th and 9th houses.
Set (48) suggests his bisexuality. It shows c mercury, ruler of C MC in b 7th house, conjunct B Desc. This man also has venus conjunct B Desc and c7 mars conjunct C MC in b 7th house. Since he does not have the first part of the homosexual significator, the latter does not serve as the second part. I just thought it interesting that in addition to his significator for bisexuality, he had a female planet, venus, on one Desc, and a male planet, mars, made Angular by C MC in b 7th house—sort of multi-bisexual.
As a child, she was pretty and a tomboy, with a triangular face and flashing eyes, her long hair in braids. Precocious and clever, she was anxious from youth for a great love to illumine her life.
…Her first lover was the most notorious and decadent boulevardier of the Belle Époque, Henri Gauthier-Villars, who was visiting the area to visit his illegitimate child by a former mistress. Colette was 17 and he, 15 years older. Though fat, balding and ugly, he was a witty bon vivant who enchanted the young girl. After a two-year engagement, they married on 5/15/1893 and moved to Paris the next day.
Paris was the place to be. It was a period of bohemian leisure and sizzling frivolities and café society buzzed with the latest delicious gossip. Music halls and fancy parties flourished alongside artists and writers and slumming aristocracy. The drugs of choice were absinthe, morphine and opium. Colette absorbed it all. She learned rapidly that her husband was a vain egotist, a gossip, a user and a womanizer. During the 13 years they were together, she loved and hated her "Willy."
Their life together was a training camp in the sophistry of the day, and he encouraged her to join in with his sexual romps. Willy published Colette's first book, "Claudine a L'Ecole," in 1900 under his name and it became an immediate sensation, a story of a rambunctious and erotic schoolgirl. It sold 40,000 copies in two months and gave birth to a series of products and paraphernalia, pre-dating modern Hollywood-hype. For the next few years, the team turned out salacious and popular sequels.
In May 1905, Colette finally tired of Willy's dominance and petty tyranny, and she left him. Having learned to care for the ministrations of her female lovers, she moved in with wealthy 43-year-old Sophie Mathilde Adele Denise de Morny, "Missy," one of the most notorious lesbians of the era, who was her lover, protector and mother-figure. They were together for six years that opened another chapter of experience to Colette. She called this openly lesbian period "her vagabond years."
For a while, she made an attempt at a stage career. Despite her enthusiasm and semi-nudity, she had no acting talent or training. Her most outstanding role was also her most scandalous, taken from the book she wrote, "Reve d'Egypte," a mime ballet about an archeologist, played by Missy, who discovers a mummy who turns out to be a beautiful, seductive maiden, played by Colette. Opening night at the Moulin Rouge became a riot with jeers, catcalls, cheers, and fistfights.
In 1910, Colette began an affair with Auguste Heriot, the heir to a department-store fortune. He was young, handsome, rich and besotted with her. Though he wanted to marry her, she found him a toy to play with until she met her great love. It happened the following year. She met 35-year-old Baron Henri de Jourvenel, "Sidi", co-editor of the prestigious Paris newspaper Le Matin. One day in June 1911, he declared that he could not live without her. Sidi's mistress, in fury and despair, turned to the comforting arms of Heriot!
Colette moved in with Sidi and began writing for his paper. When she became pregnant, they married and had a daughter in July 1913. Her relationship with her daughter was never close.
Sidi became increasingly interested in other matters, mostly love affairs, and Colette found solace in Quiji boards, witchcraft and voodoo, and finally, food. Her weight went up to 180 lbs. In her book "Cheri," an aging courtesan has a love affair with a young man. She had already written the book when, in the summer of 1920, Bertrand, the 17-year-old son of her husband by his first wife, came to visit. He was good looking, shy and innocent. His appeal was so great that many of Colette's companions tried to seduce the boy, but it was Colette, at 47, who initiated the erotic affair that lasted nearly five years. In late October 1923, Sidi found out about the affair during an argument over dinner. He moved out, but Bertrand stayed for another year and a half. Perhaps he was, indeed, the love of her life, the great love for which she had always longed. Bertrand went on to become a political journalist who always carried the memory of his first love, his Colette.
In the summer of 1925, she was now middle-aged and fat, but still breathed voluptuousness, melancholy and passion. She met her last great love, Maurice Goudeket, age 36 to her 53. They married two years later and were together to her death. They had a seaside house in Saint-Tropez, and Colette wrote, traveled, did screenplays and reminiscences. It was perhaps her most productive and happy period; "Gigi" was published when she was 71. The attempt of a business venture was not as successful, a beauty salon that failed.
The most difficult time of all was when Goudeket, a Jew, was taken away by the Nazis, and for 14 agonizing months, was kept in custody before he was released. By now, Colette suffered from crippling arthritis in her hip. She died at 81, on 8/03/1954, Paris, France.
Set (49) is shows great joy (venus/jupiter) and likely addiction (neptune). It includes C Asc/2node/moon/mercury/venus/jupiter/uranus/2neptune. B mercury rules B MC and B Asc, therefore acts like a light with an orb of 5°. So this set includes an Angle (2° orb) and four lights (5° orb, but not cumulative). A European birth, time of birth was given to the nearest fifteen minutes as at 10:00 p.m. I would prefer an earlier birth just from the point of view of including C Asc in a set with less spread, but no more than a degree or 1-1/2 degrees earlier, otherwise we would lose the Desc/mercury shown in Set (50). As is, the set influences three Angles.
In Set (49) b7 neptune rules b 7th house. C7 neptune rules c 5th house. B mercury rules both birth Angles. B7 uranus co-rules (19 of 30°) b 5th house.
Set (50) shows her bisexual indicator—b7 mercury, ruler of B Asc and ruler of B MC in c 8th house at 2 Taurus 54 conjunct C Desc at 2 Taurus 36.
Debonair, sharp and systematic, he had boundless ambition. An ardent womanizer he was also bi-sexual. [There is nothing in Wikipedia about Heydrich being bisexual, only that he was a notorious womanizer.] Here is a link to a paper entitled Homosexuality and the Nazi Party” which states, without citation, that Heydrich was : Paper on Homosexuality in the Nazi Party
Heydrich's car was bombed in an explosion in Prague on 5/27/1942, 10:30 AM; he died a week later.
With Set (51) we have 2node/venus/2mars/jupiter/uranus/neptune, representing very strong sexuality. B7 Mars rules B MC and b 5th house. C7 venus rules C Asc. C mars rules c 7th house. B jupiter co-rules (23 of 38°) b 5th house. He has a similar set in his 5th chart.
Set (51) shows our significator for bisexuality. It shows c7 NN at 10 Scorpio 55 and c7 mercury at 11 Scorpio 35 conjunct C Desc at 12 Scorpio 13. C7 mercury also co-rules (14 of 41°) c 5th house.
Bowie's bands evolved, along with his skill as he constantly reinvented himself. With his pale, androgynous beauty, he was the quintessential product of his age. During the '60s, the London hippie underground was bursting into costume and flower; everything was open and beckoning; sex that was homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual and unisexual, drugs that offered grass, coke, smack, horse, speed and acid; Bowie tried it all, at the epicenter of the pop culture, the flower children and the summer of love.
He was born in middle-class Brixton to a dad who was a publicist and whose divorce was not final, so his parents were not married. He had a half-brother who was nine years older, Terry, also illegitimate, whom he idolized, who was diagnosed a paranoid schizophrenic and who threw himself under a train in 1985. At age eight Bowie declared his intention to become "the greatest rock star in England," and was given a saxophone that year to start his musical career. His folks moved to Bromley, South London in 1957, a social step up. Bowie's left eye was paralyzed in a 1963 fight at school. His dad died in 1969 of pneumonia.
He studied art in 1963 before moving into the music scene…
By 19, he had a male/female stance; he cut a sexual swath through both his boy and girl school mates. During the early summer of 1968 he first met Angie Burnett. On 3/20/1970 they married, an open marriage in which they celebrated with bi-sexuality. Their son, Duncan Zowie Haywood (who later went by Duncan) was born the following year, on 5/28/1971. For ten tempestuous years they traveled and lived the image of their era, mod, hip, fast and loose, promoting Bowie's music and generating headline-grabbing stories. He was a man ahead of his time, a catalyst of the powerfully emerging youth culture.
By 1970 Bowie was making the charts in the UK. His RCA single in January 1972, "Changes," gave him a U.S. debut on the charts. In a magazine interview, he publicly declared his bisexuality at that time…
…There was another side to Bowie, one who battled inner demons, who feared the insanity that took his half-brother and an uncle, cold and paranoid, often vicious and strung out on drugs, teetering on the edge of self-destruction. He and Angela separated in February 1978, and when their divorce was final on 2/08/1980, he got sole custody of their son. Angela got a 30,000 pound settlement.
In 1980, Bowie portrayed John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" in a successful stage production that won rave reviews. His music continued to excel, and on 1/27/1983 he signed a $10 million five-year contract with EMI America Records.
…On 4/24/1992, in Lausanne, Switzerland, his second marriage was to a tall and sleek pro model from the nation of Somalia, 36-year-old Iman…
I myself was somewhat surprised to find Bowie’s 12th chart his center of gravity chart. It, however, has the golden benefic suitable to his fame. It also contains both his sexual significators and his bisexual one.
Set (53) contains sun/venus/mars/jupiter/saturn. Interestingly, it does not contain neptune. It does contain a golden benefic. C MC has a 2° orb downward, while b sun has a 5° orb upward. C mars rules c 5th house. B mars rules B MC. C saturn rules c 7th.
Set (54) shows a conjunction of moon, mercury, and venus on C Desc, with b12 mercury ruling b 5th and co-ruling (16 of 31°) b 7th house. The mercury/Desc part of it is the significator for bisexuality.
The lighted conjunction of venus to jupiter in Pisces (to C MC) where venus is exalted and jupiter well-placed, is consistent with the large fame Bowie achieved as an actor and musician.
Set (56) is comprised of 2nodes/2suns/mercury/venus/jupiter/uranus/4pluto—containing a golden benefic with 5th house influence. C mercury rules C MC and C Asc. B7 sun rules b 5th house. There is no 7th influence.
Set (57) shows b7 mercury, co-ruler (18 of 37) of b 5th house, at 4 Aquarius 12. It is made Angular by B Asc at 1 Taurus 22. (Birth was reported to have occurred at 6:40 a.m. MST.)
A graduate of San Francisco State, Magna Cum Laude, she earned a degree in nursing before finding that her gorgeous body was the ticket to more fun and money.
Hartley is a feminist who defends sexual rights and an activist against all forms of censorship. She has lectured and written about her "sex, fun and games" philosophy and actively objected to the Mapplethorpe ban. She also has appeared on the talk shows, "Oprah," "Geraldo," "Donahue" and "Current Affair."
Temple Beth-Ami in Newhall, CA featured Hartley as a speaker for an adult education series in February 2002. Rabbi Mark Blazer invited the Jewish actress because she is "very intelligent, articulate and passionate about people feeling comfortable with who they are sexually."
The following is from Wikipedia (11/23/10): She was interviewed for Wendy McElroy's 1995 book XXX: A Woman's Right to Pornography. She relates how she was arrested in 1993 in Las Vegas, along with 10 other adult stars (later known as the "Erotic Eleven"), for having performed a lesbian show at an adult video industry fundraiser; an undercover police officer was present in the audience. Threatened with six to 12 years in prison for felony lesbianism and pandering, she was eventually allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor.
Hartley is openly bisexual in her private life, and had what has been described as the longest stable relationship in the adult business, living in a ménage à trois with her husband Dave (whom she met when she was 19), and "wife" Bobby Lilly for 20 years. Hartley has since left that relationship, saying "I was too immature and he was too possessive. It didn't work... It ended up ending because it was the wrong three people involved." She has since married Ira Levine (aka Ernest Greene), a director of porn films, particularly BDSM films. They sometimes work together, as in The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, directed by Tristan Taormino and Greene, and O: the Power of Submission, directed by Greene. In both of these films, Hartley plays supporting roles.
Hartley is an atheist.
This is the third time I have found an 8th chart as the center of gravity chart—two occur among the fifty lesbian charts. Here it contains all the significators which make sense for this woman.
Set (59) shows us another golden benefic connected to sexual experience. It contains B MC/node/2moons/2venus/jupiter/neptune/2pluto. C moon and c8 moon rules C MC. C venus rules c 8th house and C Asc. C7 neptune co-rules (19 of 28°) c 5th house. B7 venus rules b 7th house. C7 jupiter co-rules (14 of 33°), and the conjunction of venus and jupiter in Taurus is in c 8th house. They show that this set is excellent for income and investments as well as emotional sharing with others and a strong sense of belonging. It should be more than easy for her to feel comfortable with where she is sexually, because her sexuality is highly blessed.
Set (60) shows her bisexuality. It has c8 mercury, co-ruler (14 of 33°) of c 8th house, at 13 Aries 15 conjunct C Desc at 12 Aries 42.
Hart Crane was born in Garrettsville, Ohio. His father, Clarence, was a successful Ohio businessman who had made his fortune in the candy business with chocolate bars. He originally held the patent for the Life Saver, but sold his interest to another businessman just before the candy became popular. Crane’s mother and father were constantly fighting, and early in April, 1917, they divorced. It was shortly thereafter that Hart dropped out of high school and headed to New York City. Between 1917 and 1924 he moved back and forth between New York and Cleveland, working as an advertising copywriter and a worker in his father’s factory. From Crane's letters, it appears that New York was where he felt most at home, and much of his poetry is set there.
As a boy, he had a sexual relationship with an older man. He associated his sexuality with his vocation as a poet. Raised in the Christian Science tradition of his mother, he never ceased to view himself as a social pariah. However, as poems such as "Repose of Rivers" make clear, he felt that this sense of alienation was necessary in order for him to attain the visionary insight that formed the basis for his poetic work.
Throughout the early 1920s, small but well-respected literary magazines published some of Crane’s lyrics, gaining him, among the avant-garde, a respect that White Buildings (1926), his first volume, ratified and strengthened. White Buildings contains many of Crane’s best lyrics, including "For the Marriage of Faustus and Helen," and "Voyages," a powerful sequence of erotic poems, was written while he was falling in love with Emil Opffer, a Danish merchant marine. "Faustus and Helen" was part of a larger artistic struggle to meet modernity with something more than despair. Crane identified T. S. Eliot with that kind of despair, and while he acknowledged the greatness of The Waste Land, he also said it was "so damned dead," an impasse, and a refusal to see "certain spiritual events and possibilities." Crane’s self-appointed work would be to bring those spiritual events and possibilities to poetic life, and so create "a mystical synthesis of America." This ambition would finally issue in The Bridge (1930), where the Brooklyn Bridge is both the poem’s central symbol and its poetic starting point. The Bridge received poor reviews, but Crane’s sense of his own failure became crushing. It was during the late '20s, while he was finishing The Bridge, that his drinking, always a problem, became notably worse.
Hart visited Mexico in 1931-32 on a Guggenheim Fellowship and his drinking continued as he suffered from bouts of alternating depression and elation. When Peggy Cowley, wife of his friend, agreed to a divorce, Peggy joined Crane. She would be Hart's only heterosexual partner. “The Broken Tower,” one of his last published poems, emerges from that affair. Crane still felt himself a failure, though, in part because he recommenced homosexual activity in spite of his relationship with Cowley. Heading back to New York from Mexico onboard the steamship SS Orisaba he was beaten for making sexual advances to a male crew member, seeming to confirm his own idea that one could not be happy as a homosexual. Just before noon on 27 April 1932, hart jumped overboard into the Gulf of Mexico. Although he had been drinking heavily and left no suicide note, witnesses believed Crane's intentions to be suicidal, as several reported that he exclaimed "Goodbye, everybody!" before throwing himself overboard. His body was never recovered. A marker on his father's tombstone in Garrettsville includes the inscription, "Harold Hart Crane 1899-1932 lost at sea".
The bisexual males in this paper may, but do not necessarily, have the first part of the significator for homosexuality. The significator for bisexuality already covers inclusion of opposite and same sex attractions. Crane, however, has both the first and second parts of the significator for homosexuality, and also has a significator for bisexuality. It is likely that because his astrology includes both significator sets for homosexuality, it was easiest for him to identify with that. The Astrodatabank biography stated that when Crane fell in love with Peggy Crowly “he was delighted with himself for discovering heterosexual love.” We want to look at all three significators here, starting with his bisexual significator and his second part of the homosexual significator..
Set (61) shows b7 mercury, ruler of b 5th and co-ruler (30 of 46°) of b 7th house, at 23 Leo 09 conjunct B Desc at 12 Leo 02. This is his bisexuality significator.
Set (62) shows the b mars at 27 Leo 33 in b 7th house made Angular by B MC at 28 Scorpio 26. This is his second part of the homosexual significator.
The first part of his homosexual significator is in his 10th chart, the apparent center of gravity of his consciousness. Here it is:
|Set (63)||b10 moon||25 Aquarius 00||co-ruler (14 of 25°) b 5th house|
|b mars||27 Leo 33||ruler of B MC|
|b saturn||24 S Scorpio 27||ruler of b 12th house|
|b10 neptune||29 Taurus 11|
|B MC||28 Scorpio 26|
Set (63) shows the first part of his homosexual significators—Angle/light/mars/neptune/5th/(7th). It lacks 7th house influence, which is not always there.
Crane’s significator for being a poet shows strongest in his 7th chart (where it is often found, but can easily be found in the 3rd or 10th charts) :
|Set (63a)||c NN||19 Sagittarius 26|
|c7 sun||21 Sagittarius 22||ruler of C Asc|
|b7 sun||21 Sagittarius 22|
|c saturn||18 Pisces 31||co-ruler (21 of 31°) c 5th house|
|b venus||20 Gemini 27||ruler of b 3rd house|
|c mercury||20 Virgo 28|
The significator for poetry is Angle/light/mercury/venus/3rd plus a light in Pisces. Crane’s light in Pisces in that chart is c10 sun, which is at 8 Pisces 29 and rules C Asc. The 3rd house part of the set identifies it as a product of the mind (3rd). Mercury/venus is also prominent among admired public speakers, one example being Martin Luther King, Jr. because it shows pleasing (venus), harmonious (venus) speech (mercury). And again, in charts of salesmen who can sell you the shirt off your own back. The light in Pisces adds aspiration to his poetry. S/he is trying, in a sense, to express the inexpressible (Pisces). While I do not include saturn as part of the significator, I have seen it often in poet’s sets. On one level it denotes a sense of structure so necessary for poetry. On another, with venus it represents emotional pain, and would also provide a drive toward expression when combined with mercury.
For the date of his suicide Crane had a progressed “dark malefic,” that is, a set which contains a light, influences an Angle, and contains mars and saturn. As a significator for death, it must also influence a 4th, and usually an 8th, house. Then it becomes a necessary, but not necessarily sufficient significator for death. In is prevalent in many suicides (a study I have not published) because the person feels ripped apart and utterly hopeless. The 4th influence makes him feel he is “at the end of his life.” I do not know that it actually has to be the end of his life. There are cases where it recurs several times over a period of several years, at which time suicide seems a far more reasonable act in a life dogged with pain and suffering. The paper on the suicide of concentration camp survivor Primo Levi explores just such a condition. Here is the link: Paper on Primo Levi. Here is the set in Crane’s 7th chart (I did not look at his other astrology for that date):
|Set (64)||C MC||15 Taurus 14|
|c moon||16 Leo 52|
|c saturn||15 Scorpio 23||on the I.C., ruling c 6th house|
|pc7 mars||14 Aquarius 51||ruler of c 4th and 9th houses, co-ruler (12 of 29°) c 8th house|
The moon in the set increases the orb somewhat so that the mars is hitting the set about four months earlier than it would without the moon. The 6th house influence through saturn suggests health concerns, something mentioned in the Astrodatabank biography. Saturn on the cusp of a 4th house, all by itself, suggests Crane’s sense of being (1) a social pariah, (2) a failure, and (3) that “sense of alienation necessary for visionary insight [of his poetry]. It is hard for an individual to hold saturn/IC influence to a “useful” level. It tends far more toward the despair and lack of a sense of self worth. Saturn on the I.C. also suggests an individual who—likely through his parent’s bad marriage—has missed one or a number of developmental stages and therefore is bereft of the sense of security and self-confidence that naturally comes with having experienced them.
Crane also had progressed C MC at 18 Gemini 46 in the same set with c7 saturn, ruler of c 6th and co-ruler of c 5th houses, at 18 Pisces 31. Astrologically it would have “confirmed” his belief that one could not be happy as a homosexual (following his beating for making an advance at a sailor on board). Saturn in Pisces in c 8th house suggests a withering sense of rejection and not belonging and the desolation that follows from them. It likely was experienced earlier in his life through his parent’s marital discord and final divorce. We ourselves provide the “content” for our saturns, and that content is never just in the present. It draws on all our past senses of failure and desolation.
He suffered with stomach cancer in 1960; after he went through two surgeries, the cancer was diagnosed terminal. However, he was healed by Troy Perry of the Metropolitan Church on 10/29/1972.
We are going to use the 8th chart for the second time in this paper.
Set (66) shows the first part of the significator for homosexuality. It contains node/moon/mercury/venus/mars/saturn/uranus/2neptune. The lights/mars/neptune are the homosexual part. In this set c mercury rules C Asc and c 5th house, and since mercury rules an Angle, in this set it acts like a light with a 5° orb. B neptune rules b 7th house.
At the time this data was submitted, this man had as his partner Homosexual 5570. From the 8th chart of homosexual 5570 we get c8 jupiter at 23 Sagittarius 41. Combined with Set (66), it creates a compound golden benefic with Angle/moon/venus/jupiter with 5th influence. A compound set is comprised of planets from two different charts. The charts must be the same level—here, all the planets are from the 8th chart of 4568 and his partner, 5570. Compound golden benefics and compound dark malefics are covered in a series of papers on synastry between couples. Here is the link to one of them: Paper on the Synastry Between John Cage and Merce Cunningham.
His significator for bisexuality is in his 5th chart. He has c5 mercury, ruler of C Asc and c 5th house, at 7 Pisces 49 conjunct B Desc at 8 Pisces 11.
His 5th chart contains a golden benefic right on three Angles, showing a an intensely joyous sex life. Here is the set:
|Set (68)||B MC||8 Gemini 27|
|C Asc||10 Gemini 58|
|b5 venus||11 Gemini 12||ruler of b 8th house|
|B Asc||8 Virgo 11|
|c jupiter||10 Virgo 39||ruler of c 7th house|
While venus and jupiter in the above set are beyond the allowable 2° orb for the Angles B MC and B Asc, these three Angles also act as lights (with a 2° orb) to each other, so they increase the acceptable orb for venus and jupiter. Note the influence to 7th and 8th houses, while the set itself is in the 5th. This is a truly fortunate set for sex (5th chart), the partner (7th house), and sharing (8th house).
In his partner’s 5th chart we find b5 mars at 9 Pisces 24 and c5 mercury at 8 Virgo 22. The former is good for sex because it gives his mars to 4568’s venus. The latter, I imagine, is good for intimate communication.
The astrology for this man gets a bit complex, but interestingly so. Note that we are starting with his 1st chart. It shows some one who is bisexual, with a penchant for homosexuality.
Set (69) includes MC/node/sun/mars/2uranus/neptune—the first part of the significator for homosexuality. B1 sun rules b 7th house. C1 mars rules c 7th house. C uranus rules c 5th house. C1 neptune co-rules (22 of 27°) c 5th house.
Homosexual 3581 does not have the second part of the significator for homosexuality in this, his 1st chart. But he does have the significator for bisexuality.
Set (70), the bisexual significator if we consider this 8531’s center of gravity of his consciousness chart is shown b1 mercury, ruler of b 5th house and co-ruler (30 of 46° b 7th house), at 18 Leo 19 conjunct B Desc at 20 Leo 33. Birth was given as “8:00 a.m. CST,” so it could be off. More on that in a minute.
Remember, the significator for bisexuality occurs only in the 5th or 7th chart, or in the center of gravity chart—the same as the second part of the significator for homosexuality. Probably, when this man married, he was operating out of his 1st chart. There, the bisexual significator allowed him to see himself as heterosexual, or at least bisexual.
When we get to his 7th chart we see the second part of his significator for homosexuality, but no first part. Remembering that birth was given as an apparent rounding off as “8:00 a.m.” we have two possible significators of the second part of homosexuality:
Unfortunately, we do not know where this man was living when, some time during his 30th year, he had his first homosexual experience. Biographical material mentions “bath houses,” which suggests a larger city, like New York City, Los Angeles, or San Francisco. But we do not know, so cannot do his locality chart and its progressed Angles for his first homosexual experience.
Like Victor Taylor in the main chart on homosexuality, this man, Homosexual 8531, has some truly benefic sets in his conception 5th house, which runs from 25 Aquarius to 22 Pisces. Here they are:
|Set (73)||b moon||3 Pisces 14||co-ruler (13 of 24°) of b 5th house|
|c jupiter||14 Pisces 23|
|b venus||5 Pisces 18||ruler of b 8th house|
|b7 jupiter||7 Pisces 01||ruler of b 11th house|
|b7 uranus||7 Pisces 38||ruler of B Asc|
Set (73) influences an Angle and 5th house, showing extreme joy or pleasure (golden benefic, especially in Pisces) in sex (5th). Its influence 8th and 11th houses suggest submersion (Pisces) of his own individuality in connection to another (8th) many times as in serial group sex (11th).
His other c 5th house set also involves venus and jupiter in Pisces:
|Set (74)||b jupiter||14 Pisces 07|
|c7 venus||14 Pisces 55||ruler of C Asc and c 8th house and co-ruler (12 of 17°) of c 7th house|
|c venus||14 Pisces 59||ibidem|
Although it influences an Angle, Set (74) lacks a light, so is a dumb note until it receives a light. It can receive on through progressed lights or Angles, locality Angles or their progressions, or return.
Sets (73) and (74) are very receptive, feminine. When activated, they would give this man extremely high experiences through sex. No wonder he frequents bath houses. He is trying to stay high. Of course, all is not golden here as these sets can function somewhat like addiction to drugs. He may get less satisfaction as he progresses in this lifestyle. Or, more likely, his self-image becomes more and more damaged as he experiences some of the inevitable rejections, slights, and perhaps even beatings, that can come with promiscuity.
His biographical material states he did not have his first homosexual experience until he was thirty years old. At exactly age 30 he had progressed C MC at 21 Leo 33 conjunct his mars and saturn in Leo on the cusp of B Desc shown above as Set (71), the second part of the homosexual significator.
At that age, and for some months to come, he also had pb7 uranus, ruler of B Asc, at 14 Pisces 39 influencing all the planets in Set (74) and also showing sudden (uranus) insight (uranus) into sex and pleasure (5th house).
She got a job as a go-go dancer at one of Larry Flynt's Ohio clubs. They were both renegades with bawdy dreams. "Hustler" began as a newsletter to promote Larry's clubs in 1974, an inventively obscene celebration of debauchery and carnality, a porn magazine that made them millionaires by 1976. They moved into a two million Bel Aire mansion. On 3/06/1978, Larry was shot by a sniper; shattered his spine. She stayed loyal to him, never leaving his side. In 1982, she had a hysterectomy. Her heroin addiction escalated after Larry was shot.
Althea died June 27, 1987, her body found in a filled bathtub. She had AIDS-related complex.
Her Wikipedia biography (11/23/10) states that Althea was bisexual. (The citation was in Robert Chalmers’ 2/22/04 “Larry Flynt: The Trouble with Larry.” The Independent.
I can make a case for her 7th chart containing all three significators—that for lesbianism, that for bisexuality, and that for heterosexuality, but I like her 8th chart more, so that is the one being shown below.
Set (75) includes C Asc/mercury/venus/(jupiter)/uranus/neptune. Jupiter is in parenthesis because it is out of orb—the only “light” for this set is C Asc. But it would pick up lights through progression, transits, returns, and synastry, so I put it in the set.
In Set (75) c8 mercury co-rules (14 of 38°) b 5th house and b8 venus rules B Asc. B uranus rules b 11th house. Angle/venus/neptune with 5th and 7th (the venus and neptune are in the 7th house and lighted by C Asc) influence shows us the significator for lesbianism unless it is contradicted by a further second part of the significator. But Set (75) also includes the bisexual significator, with b8 mercury, co-ruler of b 5th house, conjunct C Desc. That states she can choose either sex for a partner.
In addition to that, in her 7th chart Mrs. Flynt has the second significator which turns the lesbian part of Set (75) heterosexual. (She doesn’t need it because it was already turned bisexual, but it is there, so I though I would show it.) She has b7 sun, ruler of b 5th house, at 1 Leo 13, and c7 sun, also at 1 Leo 13. Both are in c 7th house and are made Angular by B Asc at 0 Taurus 13.
We have seen all the charts of known bisexuals. Below are three charts that are bisexual, but are the individuals bisexual?
Three “Problem” Charts
The three individuals included here are all famous. We want to look at the problems that occur in their charts vis-à-vis the sexual classification system delineated so far. Two are women, both of whom have the significator for bisexuality but who had no (or little) reputation as bisexual. The third individual is a male, a famous movie star with a reputation for womanizing. His 5th chart contains considerable homosexual astrology, but he does not have the second part of the significator for homosexuality.
Marilyn was born in the charity ward of the Los Angeles General Hospital. Both her mom and her grandmom suffered from mental illness, probably manic depression. She maintained that one of her earliest memories was that of her mom trying to smother her with a pillow. Her mom paid a couple $25 a week to take care of her and she lived with these foster parents until she was seven. After her mom was hospitalized with a breakdown, Norma Jean was placed in an orphanage and a series of foster homes, where she was sexually assaulted several times. She later said she had been raped when she was 11.
She left school with a youthful and short marriage at the age of 15 to merchant marine James Dougherty. Only 5' 1", she matured early into a shapely 110 lbs. Deeply insecure about her abilities, she was chronically late. When astrologer Richard Ideman remarked that New York was a lonely town, she said, "Any town is lonely when you don't know who you are." She had, nonetheless, a sly wit; once asked by a reporter what she wore to bed, she replied "Chanel No.5." Her drug and alcohol dependency was long-standing and well known among her intimates.
Marilyn made a second marriage to baseball player Joe DiMaggio, then to writer Arthur Miller (a NY Times article gave June 29, 1956, 7:21 PM in White Plains, NY). She was romantically involved at one time or another to Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Yves Montand and director Elia Kazan.
Hundreds of biographies have been written about her by everyone from her lovers to her plumber. One lesbian relationship was related in a biography by her maid. [Italics mine.]
Historians find no documented evidence that Marilyn had an affair with Robert Kennedy, though there is credible evidence that she was intimate with John Kennedy, starting sometime in the 1950s. By the '60s, the relationships was so obvious that aides warned him to be more discreet. During the Thousand Days of his administration they continued to meet, though not at the White House, and she told her friends about the trysts.
She met Robert Kennedy in February 1962 and many reports state that he soon shared her favors. By early summer she was telling friends that he would marry her. They were together at the home of Peter Lawford in late June and then, suddenly, both brothers cut her off and she was told to not contact either of them again. She began trying, without success, to reach Bobby by phone. She slumped into a deep depression, survived a drug overdose and told friends she had had an abortion. A close friend later recalled that "she looked like death."
The gossip continued for years that she was intimate with both Kennedy men and that they were involved in her death. She possessed handwritten notes from Bobby and had kept a diary. She was privy to numerous secrets about the Kennedys and their underworld connections. Moreover, she was unstable and might talk at any time. A world-famed celebrity, the actress had the power to do incalculable damage to the Kennedy image.
Monroe died of a drug overdose on 8/05/1962, Hollywood, CA. The prior night she had called Lawford about 10:00 PM, expressing fear that she had taken too many sleeping pills. She died sometime that night and about 3:00 AM, her housekeeper called her psychiatrist. She was found in her bed, nude, with a telephone in her hand. At 4:25 AM the housekeeper called the police. Her diary and personal notes were never found.
Set (77) is the significator that shows the first part of the lesbian significator. It includes B Asc/moon/mercury/venus/neptune. C7 moon co-rules (20 of 27°) c 5th house. C7 mercury rules c 5th and co-rules (30 of 41°) c 7th house.
Set (78) shows b7 mercury at 27 Leo 50 conjunct b7 NN at 28 Leo 40 conjunct C Desc at 27 Leo 05 and is a significator for bisexuality.
She also has a second part of the significator which turns an apparent lesbian aspect (had she not that bisexual significator) into a heterosexual one. In her 5th chart she has b5 sun at 27 Leo 09 conjunct her C Desc. So, she apparently had her choice.
Edie voraciously spent her life in a passion of parties, limo's, drugs, liquor, dancing, fashion, night spots, dinners, stars and sex. On 7/24/1971 she married 20-year-old Michael Post as a party partner; she died on 11/16/1971 of substance abuse.
The biography "Edie" by Jean Stein, 1982, paints a stunning, unbelievable picture of an insane half world, a Dante-esque Technicolor distortion of reality.
Two allusions to Edie's sexuality were made in the biography Edie by Jean Stein:[Quoting Saucie Sedgwick, Edie’s sister, regarding Edie’s connection to Andy Warhol] But her “new life” became, in a bizarre way, a reflection of many of the features of her life with my mother and father. It revolved around a dangerous, powerful man who was in control of everything in sight and who dictated the style: We do this, we don’t do that; we go to these places, we don’t go to those places; this is where we are secure and those people don’t exist. Even the inversion of the sexual theme was there. Edie felt a strong sexual relationship to our father. But it was impossible. The same thing was true with Andy Warhol. It was impossible. He was androgynous, as Edie herself was. A kind of perverse Peter Pan. (page 259)
And, quoting Ondine: Then I moved to the Upper East Side into a friend’s house who was probably the most original and fabulous prostitute in New York City. Her name was Leah. All I could think about was Leah. Women: Leah! I entered into a love relationship with her. I’d catch her on the side with girls, making it. I found out later that she and Edie were very good friends, and I had this feeling that she was making it with Edie and another girl, too. (page 271)
We are going to start with Edie’s 10th chart. It is the one describing the center of gravity of her consciousness. For one thing, Edie was very interested in fame. It is not that her 7th chart is not strong. It is. It, too, contains Angle/venus/jupiter. But Edie was never that particularly interested in a genuine relationship with another individual. Sure, she married. But, as stated above, it was to a have a “party partner.”
Edie’s 10th chart describes not only her fame, it describes her death and her drug dependency.
Set (79) is massive. It contains B MC/node/2venus/2mars/jupiter/2saturn/uranus. It is the b10 moon at 14 Leo 51, closely opposite her B MC, that pulls all the planets into a set with B MC. C10 venus rules C MC. B venus co-rules (27 of 39°) b 5th house. C saturn co-rules (24 of 31°) c 5th house. C10 mars rules c 4th house—so this set is in effect at the end of her life. B jupiter rules b 7th and 8th houses. B10 uranus rules B MC.
Set (79) describes her sexual charisma (5th) as well as her apparent egalitarian attitude toward other drug culture participants (venus conjunct jupiter in Aquarius conjunct B MC loves all of humanity). The mars and saturn in it show fluctuations between success and fame and failure and being unknown.
Set (79) was not her major set, however, for fame or charisma. Set (80) contains a golden benefic with sun/venus/jupiter and no malefics. It has Angular influence because c sun rules C Asc. It demonstrates her immense attractiveness to others through its 5th and 7th house influence. It shows she will still be “famous” at the end of her life because c sun rules C Asc in c 4th house.
What else does this chart show? It shows her propensity to addiction through that c10 sun at 9 Pisces 02 conjunct c10 SN at 13 Pisces 17. It also shows timing for her death because of a drug overdose through progression of b10 NN (coming from 14 Aries 20 at birth) to 9 Pisces 14 on the date of her death. With this sun’s influence to C Asc in b 4th house it shows the addiction/problem occurs very strongly at that time (4th). She was unable to handle it, and was too good at manipulating others who tried to help her with it.
She has other indications of drugs, alcohol, and/or confusion being substantial at the end of her life. For one, her c neptune, at 3 Virgo 28, was in b 4th house (end of her life) and “lighted” and brought forefront by B Asc at 3 Gemini 30.
Another set shows both her astrology for being a movie star and her potential for addiction:
|Set (81)||b10 sun||9 Cancer 22||ruler of b 4th house|
|c10 mercury||10 Cancer 54|
|c pluto||10 Cancer 58|
|b10 neptune||11 Cancer 44||co-ruler (18 of 34°) of b 10th house|
|c10 jupiter||10 Libra 55||ruler of c 5th house|
The neptune/4th part of the set shows the tendency to addiction or confusion. The 10th house influence shows lighted neptune influencing her career, that is, movies, fantasy, creativity.
I wrote that this, her 10th chart, shows her death. In addition to the timing through the Pisces sun, she had progressed c sun, ruler of C Asc in b 4th house—at 23 Cancer 50 conjunct c mars, ruler of c 4th house, at 23 Cancer 48. That shows influence of a new mars to an Angle and both 4th houses.
When she was born Edie started out with c saturn in close square to B MC, (diagram above), so she started with an Angle/saturn. True, it is the least powerful of the Angle/saturns—the conjunction and opposition being stronger—but every time she picked up a new Angle/saturn through progression she then had two, which gets difficult. On the date of her death, November 16, 1971, Edie’s 10th chart showed pc10 saturn at 21 Scorpio 52, in b 4th house and square C Asc at 22 Leo 08. That gave her a new Angle/saturn with 4th influence, completing the necessary (but not necessarily sufficient) significators for her death.
All of the astrology above gives a good description of Edie, her life, her drive, and her death. Her next step, had she lived, was to try to get more solidly in movies, such as are produced in Hollywood.
It is in her 7th chart that Edie’s astrology starts out looking lesbian, then turns bisexual.
Set (81) contains B Asc/venus/mars/2jupiter/neptune, with influence to b 7th and 8th houses through b jupiter, and to a 5th house through c jupiter. C neptune also co-rules (18 of 36°) c 7th house. The Angle/venus/neptune/5th/(7th) part of is the part one lesbian significator. C jupiter falls a little short of acceptable orb for this set which only includes an Angle and no other light, but, once again, return, progressing, and synastry lights would bring it into orb for their duration.
Her bisexual set is Set (82). It shows b7 mercury, ruler of b 5th house and B Asc at 21 Aquarius 36 conjunct C Desc at 22 Aquarius 08.
From the little we now know about Monroe and Sedgwick, both had a deep interest in and attraction to powerful men. Both lived in a time when far fewer women were powerful. Both lived in a time when lesbianism was in deep background socially. That leaves us unsure if their need for secondary power through powerful men minimized or neutralized their bisexuality. Or perhaps they each had lesbian relationships, but by mutual agreement all involved kept their liaisons secret.
His chart is being used because it shows how extensive and complete significators for the first part for homosexuality can be, but, lacking the second part of the significator, everything we know about this individual, and perhaps what he knows about himself, is that he is strongly heterosexual.
It could be similar for him as it was Anaïs Nin (discussed above), who explored her sexuality extensively with as much honesty as she could. She stated she found other women “attractive,” but somehow intimacy with them just didn’t feel right.
This man’s significator for the 1st part of homosexuality occurs in his 5th chart. Here it is.
Set (83) includes sun/mercury/venus/mars/saturn/neptune. B mercury rules both B Angles. Since it does, it also acts for this set like a light with a 5° orb, giving the set two lights. B5 saturn rules b 5th house. C5 mars rules c 7th house.
Set (83) thus includes the full significator for the first part of homosexuality—Angle/light/mars/neptune/5th/7th. However, it does not include the second part of the significator—Desc/mars/7th or mars/7th made Angular by one of the Angles.
His 7th chart also does not contain a second part of the significator for homosexuality. It does contain a tentative second part for heterosexuality (when combined with a first part for homosexuality): in his 7th chart he has c7 venus at 3 Pisces 39 (conjunct b saturn at 3 Pisces 11) conjunct B Desc at 4 Pisces 27.
So even though his 5th chart contains powerful astrology for homosexuality (as the first part of the significator), he lacks the second part in either 5th or 7th charts (assuming one of these is his COG chart), and even has a tentative second part referring his consciousness to women in his 7th chart. He could be in denial about his homosexuality, but I do not think so. I think that lack of the second part for homosexuality and the addition of the (potential) second part for heterosexuality (among males whose charts contain the first part for homosexuality), but it will take some seriously honest histories of people with charts like his before we can know for sure. And the charts will have to be discovered first, one by one, because there is no other indication there is a question here.
Before concluding, we want to take a brief overview of charts of lesbians in the original paper which do contain a second part of the significator which turns their attraction from lesbian to heterosexual.
Here, again, is the link to that paper. Data acknowledgment for these ten women are also in that paper: Paper on the Astrology of Lesbianism .
Charts of Lesbians, From the Paper on Lesbianism, Which Contained the Second Part of the Significator Indicating Heterosexuality
With a few exceptions, finding the second part of the significator for homosexuality in the fifty charts of homosexual men was not difficult.
However, eleven of the fifty women in the lesbian study showed sun or mars on a Descendant or Angular and influencing a Descendant. That is, they had a second part of the significator which symbolized, contrary to their lesbianism, a sexual interest in men. I do not know if they ever had an interest in, or relationship with, a man and later turned to lesbianism, or whether some part of the significator is still off. We only know that Lehman had a Kinsey 6 score, so presumably she was always only interested in other women, and she is part of the ten women. All of their Desc sets are identified below. I have put the sun/Desc or mars/Desc first in bold. In parenthesis I have added any Desc set which tended to similarity with other lesbian charts, such as venus on the Desc, even though it does not create a second part of significator set. To see more on their charts, go to the paper on lesbianism at Paper on Astrology For Fifty Lesbian Women.
Three of the individuals above—10811, 10055, and Phranc—have sun on the Descendant conjunct pluto. It possibly symbolizes struggles (pluto, which rules the unconscious) with powerful or deceitful men rather than love relationships with them. But one of the charts of the heterosexual women also shows Desc/sun/pluto.
Bono’s mars on the Descendant is also conjunct venus.
Lesbian 10110’s sun on the Descendant is conjunct venus. Sun on the Descendant in the charts of S. Andy and lang are counterbalanced by venus on the other Descendant. 10816’s mars on the Descendant is also counterbalanced by venus on the other Descendant.
That leaves four (of the ten individuals)—10811, 12143, 10081, and Lehman—who have mars on a Descendant which shows no other Desc/pluto or Desc/venus influence. And, as stated above, there is some question of whether or not mars can substitute for the sun as the second part of the significator which turns an apparent lesbian chart into a heterosexual one.
At any rate, as the significators are now defined, at least six of the lesbians have mars on the Descendant, tentatively identifying them as heterosexual regardless of other Descendant conditions.
Marilyn Monroe’s astrology, covered again above, was originally seen in the appendix to the paper on lesbianism. In this paper she is seen a potentially bisexual with some stated reasons why that would not show up much in her life.
Two other individuals in that appendix deserve our consideration relative to the second part of the significator which overrides the first that suggests lesbianism. They are:
Three of my papers about sexuality—homosexuality, lesbianism, and bisexuality (with some heterosexuality)--have given us some fairly good, reasonable astrological significators for these varying human conditions. They are not 100% unambiguous and clearly need more investigation. But, then, in many instances, biographical information is nearly 100% lacking. Just knowing that some one defines themselves, for instance and in particular, lesbian at one point is not enough information to enable the satisfactory investigation of the astrology of lesbianism.
The fault is not with the data collectors. Many have given generously of their time and effort. The fault is in our expectation of what astrology can divulge about sexuality. It is apparently far more than the collectors suspected.
In the meantime, I can only say that I have worked with this method long enough, and intensively enough, to know that the significators discovered so far are valid in so far as they go.
Edie: An American Biography, written by Jean Stein, edited with George Plimpton. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1982.
Data Acknowledgments (in order of presentation)
Letters following the name show Rodden rating for reliability of birth time. Data presented in order of appearance in paper.
Catherine the Great (B)
Birth: 5/2/1729, 2:30 a.m. LMT, Stettin, Germany. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Mark Johnson quotes the biography, “Memoirs” (edited by Anthony, London: Alfred E. Knopf, 1927) “in the morning at half past two o’clock.” (April 21 OS) (An LAT correction is minus 3’21” but Martin Harvey in Nativitas shows a map for 2:30 a.m. LMT)
Conception:7/24/1728, 10:36:46 a.m. LMT, Stettin, Germany.
Wilt Chamberlain (B)
Birth: 8/21/1936, 11:27 p.m. EDT, Philadelphia, PA. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. R.H. Oliver quotes the biography, Wilt.
Conception:11/11/1935, 10:52:47 p.m. EST, Philadelphia, PA.
Anaïs Nin (AA)
Birth: 2/2/1903, 8:16 p.m. GMT, Paris, France. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. B.C. in hand from Jany Bessiere 12/1991, (8:25 PM Paris Time). (Nancy Weart sent three pages from Henry Miller’s “Red Notebook” 9/1991 that gave Nin’s data handwritten in the book, for 8:30 p.m.
Conception:5/13/1902, 6:12:02 p.m. GMT, Paris, France.
Flight Attendant 9763 (A)
Birth: 10/25/1944, 8:15 a.m. EST, 40 N 48, 81 W 31. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. From the Arbogast Collection, June, 1993.
Conception:1/13/1944, 2:29:19 a.m. EST, 40 N 48, 81 W 31.
Flight Attendant 10714 (A)
Birth: 8/25/1947, 6:00 p.m. CST, 39 N 05, 94 W 15. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. From the Arbogast collection.
Conception:11/14/1946, 3:24:55 p.m. CST, 39 N 05, 94 W 15.
Flight Attendant 11079 (A)
Birth: 10/14/1948, 10:55 p.m. CST, 30 N 28, 91 W 13. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. From the Arbogast collection.
Conception:1/02/1948, 11:05:54 p.m. CST, 30 N 28, 91 W 13.
Pauline Borghese (C)
Birth: 10/20/1780, 10:00 p.m. LMT, Ajaccio, Corsica. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Bordoni quotes Berthon.
Conception:1/08/1780, 4:27:11 p.m. LMT, Ajaccio, Corsica.
Hera Myrtel (AA) (Marie Louise Victorine Groues)
Birth: 10/24/1868, 7:00 a.m. LMT, Lyon, France. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. From Gauquelin “Murderers and Psychotics #9, p. 238
Conception:1/12/1868, 1:00:53 a.m. LMT, Lyon, France.
Sex Extreme 9079 (A)
Birth: 4/3/1942, 8:30 p.m. EWT, 40 N 35, 74 W 13. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Eugene Moore quotes case.
Conception:6/25/1941, 10:06:26 a.m. EWT, 40 N 35, 74 W 13.
Mary Therese McCarthy (AA)
Birth: 6/21/1912, 5:00 p.m. PST, Seattle, WA. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Contemporary American Horoscopes and Gauquelin Book of American Charts.
Conception:9/13/1911, 7:56:04 p.m. PST, Seattle, WA.
Sex Swinger 13094 (C)
Birth: 2/1/1957, 9:05 a.m. EST, 40 N 00, 74 W 00. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Don Woolson quotes him [sic], no location, approximate L & L.
Conception:4/22/1956, 10:15:58 a.m. EST, 40 N 00, 74 W 00.
Flight Attendant 12691 (A)
Birth: 8/21/1954, 9:02 p.m. CDT, 41 N 52, 87 W 39. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. From the Arbogast Collection (6/93).
Conception:11/10/1953, 9:08:05 p.m. CST, 41 N 52, 87 W 39.
Frances Farmer (AA)
Birth: 9/19/1913, 4:45 a.m. PST, Seattle, WA. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. B.C. in hand from the Wilsons (Same in CAH).
Sex Extremes 11291 (Groupie) (A)
Birth: 7/10/1949, 11:15 a.m. EDT, New York, NY. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. LMR quotes her 1977
Conception:10/01/1948, 1:50:56 a.m. EST, New York, NY.
Prostitute 12052 (Male) (A)
Birth: 12/24/1951, 12:00 noon MET, Prato, Italy. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. LMR quotes his ex-wife.
Conception:3/13/1951, 6:00:14 a.m. MET, Prato, Italy.
Sex Swinger 13113 (C) (Male)
Birth: 3/20/1957, 3:28 a.m. EST, 40 N 00, 86 W 00. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Don Woolson quotes him, no location, approximate L & L.
Conception:6/10/1956, 4:28:11 a.m. EST, 41 N 52, 87 W 39.
Sex Swinger 13676 (C) (Female)
Birth: 6/2/1961, 7:00 p.m. EST, 34 N 00, 80 W 00. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Don Woolson quotes him [sic], no location, approximate L & L.
Conception:8/25/1960, 4:31:15 a.m. EST, 34 N 00, 80 W 00.
Sex Swinger 7227 (C) (Male)
Birth: 4/01/1933, 2:00 a.m. EST, 40 N 00, 80 W 00. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Don Woolson quotes him, no location, approximate L & L.
Conception:6/22/1932, 1:55:18 p.m. EST, 40 N 00, 80 W 00.
Birth: 1/28/1873, 10:00 p.m. LMT, St. Sauveur-En-Puisage, France. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Gauquelin Vol. 6/210.
Conception:4/18/1872, 9:13:21 p.m. LMT, St. Sauveur-En-Puisage, France.
Reinhard Heydrich (AA)
Birth: 3/07/1904, 3:00 p.m. MET, Halle, Germany. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Gauquelin “Cosmic Influences,” p. 128 (Tauger quotes Dr. Walter for 10:30 a.m., given as B.C.).
Conception:5/29/1903, 4:08:17 a.m. MET, Halle, Germany.
David Bowie (David Robert Jones) (A)
Birth: 1/08/1947, 9:15 a.m. GMT, Braxton, England. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. LMR quote biographers Peter and Leni Gillman, Alias David Bowie, Hodden & Stoughton, 1986, p. 41, gives 9:00 am GMT, “from his parents.” His former wife, Mary Angela Barnett, gives 9:00 a.m. in Backstage Passes, written with Patrick Carr, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1993, p. 31. (Gary Lorig quotes him personally for 9:30 a.m. at UAC 5/1998. “David Bowie gives “just before midnight, 1975, p. 3.
Conception:3/28/1946, 1:01:51 p.m. GMT, Braxton, England.
Sex Swinger 5540 (C) (Male)
Birth: 4/29/1922, 6:40 a.m. MST, 33 N 00, 112 W 00. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Don Woolson quotes him, no location, approximate L & L.
Conception:7/21/1921, 12:12:52 p.m. MST, 33 N 00, 112 W 00.
Nina Hartley (AA) (Marie Louise Hartman)
Birth: 3/11/1961, 11:20 p.m. PST, Oakland, CA. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Sy Scholfield quotes birth certificate in hand. Formerly, source citation read, “Jayj Jacobs quotes her for B.C./date of 3/11/1961. Sy Scholfield checked the online California Births Index which has Marie L. Hartman (Hartley’s birth name which he found at the Internet Movie Database) born with the above date but with the year of 1959 in Alameda County. If Hartley gave Jacobs the wrong year, the time is also questionable. [??? Certainly her conjunction of NN/moon/venus/pluto in Leo to B MC symbolizes drama, creativity, movies, and display…but one can never tell--author]
Conception:6/01/1960, 4:27:58 p.m. PST, Oakland, CA.
Hart Crane (Harold Hart Crane) ©
Birth: 7/21/1899, 8:50 p.m. CST, Garrettsville, OH. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. LeGros in AA 4/1950.
Conception:10/12/1898, 2:27:59 a.m. CST, Garrettsville, OH.
Bisexual 4568 (A) (Male)
Birth: 8/11/1910, 9:15 a.m. CST, Council Bluffs, IA. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. LMR quotes him.
Conception:10/31/1907, 8:34:36 p.m. CST, Council Bluffs, IA.
Homosexual 8531 (A)
Birth: 2/11/1940, 8:00 a.m. CST, 43 N 20, 89 W 00. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. Prince collection.
Conception:5/02/1939, 6:29:01 p.m. CST, 43 N 20, 89 W 00.
Althea Flynt (Althea Sue Leasure) (AA)
Birth: 11/06/1953, 5:45 p.m. EST, Marietta, OH. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. B.C. in hand from Arlene DeAngelus.
Conception:1/24/1953, 7:00:24 a.m. EST, Marietta, OH.
Marilyn Monroe (AA)
Birth: 6/01/1926, 9:30 a.m. PST, Los Angeles, CA. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. B.C. in hand from Bob Garner. Photo of B.C. in The curious Death of Marilyn Monroe.
Conception:8/23/1926, 7:21:28 p.m. PST, Los Angles, CA.
Edie Sedgwick (AA)
Birth: 4/20/1943, 9:47 a.m. PWT, Santa Barbara, CA. From Astrodatabank by Lois Rodden and Mark McDonough. B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher.
Conception:7/12/1942, 10:32:31 .m. PWT, Santa Barbara, CA.
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