A hundred years ago, falling in love with someone of the same gender was a difficult experience as homosexuality was widely regarded as an illness for many centuries. Only during the latter half of the 20th century did society begin to acknowledge that same-sex attraction could not be cured.
Nowadays, it is understood that this inclination is innate rather than a conscious decision made by the individual. After all, it is a matter of the heart, not a matter of choice!
Can Astrology Tell Us About Homosexuality?
As an astrologer, I have been asked numerous times about the link between astrology and homosexuality. People are naturally curious, and they often wonder if their orientation is written in the stars or if someone they like is also attracted to the same sex.
I may disappoint many people, but there is no direct indicator of homosexuality in astrology, nor is there any direct indicator that you will have six children, live on a farm, or own a phone chip company. Note that I use the word “direct” because there are actually several indirect indicators that tell us whether we or someone else is homosexual.
Although astrology can’t answer your questions in as much detail as possible, it does offer us some pointers to tell whether someone is gay or not. Some of the most common astrological indicators of homosexuality include Saturn in the 1st house, Mercury conjunct Venus, Venus in the 12th house, and Saturn opposite Moon. Here’s why.
Saturn In The 1st House
Saturn in the 1st house is one of the problematic positions of Saturn in the horoscope. Individuals with Saturn being positioned in their first house often face difficulties in defining their identity, determining their interests, and establishing their principles.
They feel as if they are living under lock and key. They live under the impression that they have to behave in a way that conforms to the correct norms of society, although they fundamentally dislike it. While they desire to live freely, they fear the potential judgment of others and avoid drawing excessive attention to themselves.
People with Saturn in the 1st house usually have a difficult childhood, both mentally and physically. They may feel depressed and isolated and suffer from headaches or head injuries. Nevertheless, they eventually reach success in their later years and fulfill all of their aspirations, including romantic love. It appears as though they are being compensated for the hardships they encountered during their childhood.
All the hard trials of life make them the person they are today and give them the strength not to be afraid to come out as gay (though they are not ones to brag about it publicly.)
Mercury Conjunct Venus
Mercury conjunct Venus is, in my opinion, one of the most obvious indicators of homosexuality. People with this astrological position are extremely intelligent and knowledgeable. When it comes to love, they tend to be attracted to mature, intellectual, or significantly older (either mentally or in age) individuals.
They need freedom of movement, thoughts, and speech. They don’t like inhibitions, limitations, or being told what they should or shouldn’t do. They are free thinkers who believe that love is more than just a word.
Either they may be gay themselves, or they will have lots of LGBTQ friends who will value their respect and openness. Mercury, in conjunction with the female planet Venus, makes men born with this astrological aspect incredibly gentle, beautiful, and sensitive. They have a sense of beauty and style, and a hairdresser, stylist, or artist is an ideal profession for these people.
People with this aspect have a natural talent for effectively communicating through speech or writing. Hence, if they have a deep affection for someone, one of the ways they choose to express their emotions or express their innermost thoughts is through the medium of poetry.
Saturn Opposite Moon
If you were born with Saturn in opposition to the Moon, you might sometimes feel as if you were from another planet, so to speak. This is a powerful placement that can create a feeling of being distinct or detached from their physical body and identity.
They are prone to depression, anxiety, and frustration and can sometimes feel as if they are lost in their feelings or don’t really know what they are feeling. Or they know what they feel, but they don’t understand why and where that feeling came from.
This position is especially potent for men who often find themselves in unhappy marriages and have a kind of innate prejudice against their mothers. They may sometimes feel as though their mother did not give or teach them something in their childhood, and now they are trying to figure it out on their own.
For women, this position signifies some realization or self-acceptance in late life. If they admit they are gay, they won’t do so until the second half of their lives. They must first accept themselves in order to be able to go out in public and be accepted by others.
Venus in the 12th House
Venus in the 12th house, sometimes referred to as the indicator of “hidden love,” is one of the other indirect indicators of homosexuality in astrology. People with Venus in the 12th house tend to be loners and have a lot of secrets. They can daydream about their ideal partner or celebrity crush until they lose track of reality (and time.)
The 12th house gives them fear or rather a difficulty in coming out with their sexuality, and the longer they hold it in, the more stressed they are. Unless they are secretly in love with a person of the same gender, they may hide their affairs or other intimate secrets which have nothing to do with homosexuality from others.
Especially men with this astrological placement may live in marriage with a woman and even have children while secretly being in love with a person of the same sex.
That being said, astrology can be a fun and interesting tool for self-discovery and understanding, but it should not be used to make assumptions about someone’s sexuality. Even so, it is never possible to rely 100% on your birth chart when it comes to homosexuality, nor can we expect miracles if we were born with lucky stars.
If you are a woman, I recommend paying more attention to aspects of Mars. Men, on the other hand, should focus on Venus. And most of all – listen to your heart because it knows best.
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