Eros posited in Aries, a fiery sign wants action, competition, confrontation and victory in life. Eros in Aries can make a game of love complete. The more impossible the relationship, the more ardent he becomes in this sign.
As the first of the fire signs, Eros spends and consumes tremendous amounts of energy in the pursuit and capture of his territory. Eros in Aries makes the native vey active and perpetually busy lover. Eros, whether in the chart of a male or female, can exhibit traditional romantic behavior He is robust, gallant and always in the run to help damsels and young guys caught in the war of love.
Eros in Aries. ( in)These people instinctively and quickly become infatuated. Their sexual attractions are formed quickly and they get off on the sensations of the moment in an intense manner. These lovers may seem a little erratic to others, simply because their passions rise and fall so quickly. They are not as giving and emotional in their sexual expression, but they are passionate while it lasts. Eros in Aries people are attached to the sensations of the moment and may see their partner as an object, or an extension of themselves. They often prefer to do the pursuing in relationships and may be addicted to the conquest.
Eros’ forms are many and sometimes terrible, and in full strength he comes to us winged and gleaming and muscled like an athlete, with a fury and will that overpower our own and drive us before him as would a storm. –Peter Marin
Eros in Aries says, “Play with me, right here and right now!” In this sign, Eros wants action, competition, confrontation and of course, he wants to win! Eros in Aries can make a game of love complete with points to score and visiting teams to defeat! The more impossible the relationship, the more ardent he becomes.
As the first of the FIRE signs, he spends and consumes tremendous amounts of energy in the pursuit and capture of his quarry. All this fiery rabidity makes Eros in Aries a very active and perpetually busy lover. Eros here, whether in the chart of a male or female, can exhibit traditional romantic behavior not unlike a knight of old. He is robust, gallant and ever dashing off to slay dragons or rescue damsels, or helpless men, in distress.
HER EROS IN ARIES:
She wants to hear: I want you. Cosmically activated by the fire of a bloodstone. Her fiery nature is triggered by firestones, rubies and garnets. Burning red is forever her hue dujour, She sizzles. She wants to hear: I want you. Her dream lover? The wild-at-heart studly type whom only she seems capable of conquering. Up for a challenge, the Eros-in-Aries woman appreciates strength and success in men more than any other female. She likes to mess with the head of Mr Hard-To-Get, making him crash through new barriers of love and adoration. Far from upsetting her, healthy competition arouses her fighting instincts, it’s vital that she feels superior to those who may have gone before. Once soul mated, her guy becomes the hero of her heart. Her loyalty is unsurpassed just as long as he first jumps through the hoops.
HIS EROS IN ARIES:
Cosmically activated by the scent of ginseng and musk, ‘sporty’ fragrances, even sweat. He loves it that you appreciate his au natural reek. To trigger his Eros, lay it on thick. He wants to hear: SAVE ME! He is love’s daredevil. In his mind, he gallivants around Camelot, the bravest knight of all and official rescuer of distressed damsels. He needs a quest to motivate him. His gigantic ego won’t let him admit it but he wants to work in scoring your unconditional love. Give him the chase that he craves and somehow forget to call it off. Even if you’ve been blissfully bonded together for 20 years. Eros in Aries is mission-oriented. Engage his protective instincts with a ‘he did me wrong’ tale of woe . . . he likes to shine in comparison with other lesser males.
Eros in the sign of Taurus has little interest in the aggressive ardency of Aries. Taurus is not responsive and he would rather not have to compete with anyone to get what he wants. Eros has a different orientation in this sign, namely, an orientation towards pleasure. That means pure and natural, undiluted personal and sensual gratification.
This pleasure-seeking eye of the bull is ever on the niceties of sensuality whether they be in the dinning room, on the massage table or in a king size bed. He finds joy in tangible pursuits that revolve around making the body feel good as well as the pleasure of acquisition. Taurus can also become ferociously possessive of those pleasures in an extremely dogmatic way.
Eros in Taurus. ( in )These are highly sensual lovers who may seek to own their partners. Sexual possessiveness is often an issue with these lovers, and, unlike Eros in Aries, competition is not a turn-on. These lovers can be somewhat primitive in their desires and not as attracted to too much sexual intricacy. Plenty of masturbation is likely, although these lovers tend to be most unhappy without a steady partner. Their sexual natures are rooted in the senses.
This way, my love, this way, come here and haste to rest the whole night in my arms. I worship your lovely curly hair; I am consumed with ardent desire. Oh! Eros, in thy mercy, compel him to my bed. –Aristophanes
Eros in Taurus says “Hold me, touch me, kiss me, take me.” Here Eros has little interest in the aggressive ardency of Aries. Taurus is not responsive to getting up at 6 a.m. to do fifty laps at the pool and he would rather not have to compete with anyone to get what he wants. Eros has a different orientation in this sign, namely, an orientation towards pleasure. That means pure and natural, undiluted personal and sensual gratification.
This pleasure-seeking eye of the bull is ever on the niceties of sensuality whether they be in the dinning room, on the massage table or in a king size bed. He finds joy in tangible pursuits that revolve around making the body feel good as well as the pleasure of acquisition. Taurus can also become ferociously possessive of those pleasures in an extremely dogmatic way.
HER EROS IN TAURUS:
Cosmically activated by green from the Earth. The Eros-in-Taurus girl is brought alive by emerald, jade, greenstone, green tourmaline and peridot. Think like her, think green. She wants to hear: I’m here to stay. The woman with Eros in Taurus longs for a man who is the epitome of assurance and stability. She comes undone easily with jittery guys, tantrum-throwers and manipulators of girls. The man of her dreams must relish the non-stop slog to score his goals and feather their nest. Her fantasy is that of the insatiable sensualist at home and the dignified patriarch type everywhere else. She is naturally drawn to the mature, manly end of the male spectrum as opposed to the rowdy or uncertain iconoclast.
HIS EROS IN TAURUS:
Cosmically activated by the smell of freshly cut grass and any similar fragrance. Woo him in the wilderness, walk through a field. The term ‘roll in the hay’ was invented for this guy. He wants to hear: I’m yours. A stayer, Eros in Taurus most values sensual compatibility. Seemingly insatiable, he is best won via bedwork and appeals to his so-tactile nature. Once truly in love, he is possessive, doting and demanding, lavishing his lover with athletic devotion. Despite an often-intense, sexing-it-up phase in youth, he yearns to be placed on a perfect husbandly pedestal. His libido waxes rather than wanes with a long-term love affair. Stability really turns him on … he sees soulmating not as metaphysical but as metabolic, part of his very physical being.
Eros in the sign of Gemini thrives on the interaction of ideas, and communication. He likes it known how well he understands a subject and how much he could teach about it. Eros in Gemini wants to hear the words, or receive little cards with messages of love, much more than he wants any material gifts.
Curiosity about how things work, why people behave in a certain way, or where some tradition began all contribute to the stimulating mental atmosphere where Eros in Gemini likes to live. Eros in Gemini has a sense of mental objectivity and a clear need for space. Eros in this sign makes the native do more talking or reading about emotions and romance rather than going out and experiencing it all along by himself/herself.
Eros in Gemini. ( in )These lovers are sexually curious and interested. They like to be knowledgeable in sexual matters, and often are turned on by the written and spoken word. They may write letters to their lover, or enjoy writing and reading erotica. Because it is difficult for these lovers to turn their minds off during sex, there is a voyeur within the person during sexual expression, and it may be difficult for these lovers to simply “let go”. Many Eros in Gemini individuals enjoy talking, and being talked to, during sex.
…and the most beautiful words ever spoken, I have not yet said to you. –Nazim Hikmet
Eros in Gemini says, “If you want me, talk to me!” Here Eros thrives on the interaction of ideas, and the intellectual stimulation found in sharing observations, data and little understood facts. He likes it known how well he comprehends a subject and how much he could teach about it. Eros in Gemini wants to hear the words, or receive little cards with messages of love, much more than he wants to get a box of chocolates or even a massage!
Gemini governs the realm of the mind, the known universe, its facts and fancies. When Eros dresses in this outfit, he seeks intimacy first through intellectual rapport and that usually means talking. The mere act of communication can stimulate this position of Eros into desires for deeper intimacy and union, provided one listens to the discourse. The beloved’s inattention to detail or loss of concentration on the subject kills a genuine pursuit faster here than in any other sign.
Curiosity about how things work, why people behave in a certain way, or where some tradition began all contribute to the stimulating mental atmosphere where Eros in Gemini likes to live. He uses knowledge as a lure, his mind as bait and his wit as reward. He also uses these intellectual instruments as a bastion against the pain and suffering of the emotional world.
The first of the AIR signs, Eros in Gemini has a sense of mental objectivity and a distinct need for space. Although drawn irrefutably to the depths of intimacy by the nature of Eros itself, in this sign he may at times do more talking or reading about emotional closeness than going out and experiencing it.
HER EROS IN GEMINI:
Cosmically activated by pearls and pearls only. The milky baubles are traditionally so lucky for the Gemini woman, and for her only. Light up the Eros-in-Gem girl with a special gift. She wants to hear: I’m changeable, very changeable. Eros in Gemini falls for the witty, silver-tongued guy. She loves the super-smart, mind-challenging man and is turned on by innuendo-laden gossip, over-the-top flirting and amazing new info. She’s keen to try new things and will never allow dullness to darken her love life. Given this set of prerequisites, it is not surprising that the woman with Eros in Gemini is also known to crave variety in her menfolk. At some point it occurs to her that one man may not be able to satisfy her continual need for stimulation. The one who can is her soulmate.
HIS EROS IN GEMINI:
Cosmically activated by ever changing scents. He always likes to be surprised. Flip him out with a hot Latin scent one moment, then blast him with a fresh, clean soap smell the next. He wants to hear: Come here, go away! The laughing cavalier of love, Eros in Gemini can’t engage his heart without a strong mental affinity. He’s aroused by new info, gossip and jokes that he hasn’t heard yet. He gets bored with moralizing and emotive ranting. So just keep him interested with lots of chitchat. He’ll love that you change the subject before he can. Whether he’s happily soulmated or not, this guy needs to feel as though he’s with a variety of people. Feel free to show off the myriad aspects of beautiful you to him. Reassure him by remaining unpredictable and always elusive.
In this sign, Eros experiences a certain amount of affinity and ease. Here the boundaries dissolve into a space of intimate rapport where the feelings, emotions, fears, pains and sorrows mingle.
Eros in Cancer longs to be wanted and he craves the significant other’s attention and deep need for attachment. Nurturing, sustaining and mothering all arise with this position.
Eros in Cancer. ( in )There is a need to infuse emotional care and nurture into the sex act. When the self-image is low, these lovers may use others as sexual objects, probably as a result of their fear of rejection. The breasts are a big turn-on, and many are orally fixated, and some may be attracted to a domination theme. When the self-image is stronger, intimacy and warmth are powerful stimulants. Eros in Cancer lovers seek to achieve psychic and emotional renewal through sex. They can be very intuitive bed partners. Sexual possessiveness is often an issue. Sometimes, these lovers want their partner to be relatively chaste, but they don’t have the same standards for themselves. These lovers often fall in love with their sexual partners.
A mean young man meets a witch, who says she will be his lover forever if he brings her the heart of his mother. He runs home, kills his mother and cuts out her heart. As he is running back through the forest, he trips and falls, dropping the heart. In a concerned tone, the heart says to him, “Son, did you hurt yourself?” –Old Jewish Parable
Eros in Cancer says, “share your joy and pain with me”. In this sign, Eros experiences a certain measure of affinity and ease. Here the boundaries can dissolve into a space of intimate rapport where the feelings, emotions, fears, pains and sorrows of two people merge and mingle into one. In cancer, Eros does not hesitate at the threshold of erotic intimacy. Once inside, he simply never wants to leave.
Eros in Cancer longs to be wanted and he craves the significant other’s attention and deep need for attachment. Nurturing, sustaining and mothering all arise with this archetype creating a potent link that can enhance life as well as strangle it to death. It is the image of the umbilical cord that offers succor but may also become toxic if it is not severed at the necessary time.
HER EROS IN CANCER:
Cosmically activated by moonstone, water sapphire, clear quartz crystal. Her favorite gemstones symbolize the power of pure clarity and illumination. She’s a person of sensitivity— her stones must be as clear as her lover. She wants to hear: I need a muse. It is almost impossible for the woman with Eros in Cancer to fall in love with a man who is not sensitive and creative. Men who are hardened to life, in an effort to fit in with the system, leave her cold. She idealizes the artist, the musician and the writer – the guy incapable of mortgaging his dreams for the sake of respectability. But, she is also very security Conscious so her ideal soulmate is the one who somehow attains wealth by following his bliss. Highly intuitive and Compassionate, her true lover is gentle and nurturing, never macho or blustering.
HIS EROS IN CANCER:
Cosmically activated by scents that remind him of Mama, whether he admits or not. If in doubt, always go mega-girly and classic. He’s lured by the odour of a time past that maybe never was. He wants to hear: Hold me! He is the prince of tides, a mood- swinger and manipulator of hearts. He’s easily enslaved by sentimental gestures. Tread tenderly around anything to do with Mama. The way to his heart really is through his stomach – or massage. Bored by trivia but blessed with granite strength and serenity for real challenges, Eros in Cancer really understands the feminine mind. Accustomed from birth to gaga-gushing attention from females, beauty moves him. He abhors sleaze and vulgarity and will not be remotely amused by coarse stories.
Eros in Leo. ( in )Fantasies for Eros in Leo often revolve around their partner’s desire for them. These lovers generally get off on what they believe their sex partner must be feeling about them. They can put a lot of time into autoerotic behavior, and are often given to much flirtation and many infatuations. Nevertheless, they can be more loyal than most. Eros in Leo lives for love and attraction. They are threatened when passion settles down in their relationships. They feel the need to keep passion alive, and when it settles in a relationship, they can be addicted to flirting with other people in order to feel alive and potent. Eros in Leo lovers have a big ego investment in their relationships.
Call me a she-lion, then, if you like and Scylla, dweller on the Tuscan cliff. For I have touched your heart in the vital spot. –Euripides
Eros in Leo says, “watch me, follow me, worship me”. The operant word in this phrase is me. Eros in Leo is similar to his fiery counterpart Aries in the desire for action although here Leo’s need diverges in its tremendous longing for attention and adoration. Where Aries likes a playmate and wants, of course, to be first, Leo needs the devotional attention and unfailing love of those who touch his life. Unfortunately, this is often just what he feels is missing.
Eros in this position has a strong desire to feel special, unique and distinctive. The second of the FIRE signs, Eros in Leo requires energy and returns it in playful abundance as well. He dazzles in the spot-light of admiration and gives priority to the creative, artistic side of life.
HER EROS IN LEO:
Cosmically activated by gold! The yellow metal is warm like the Sun and as precious as the Leo sense of self. Give the gift of gold and watch her fabulosity come to life. She wants to hear: And you can be my queen! Eros in Leo needs nothing less than a superstar of love. She is truly admiring of talent and success. Her ideal guy is a highly acclaimed limelight-hogger with a super ego, immense confidence and an extreme belief in himself. She always checks out the talent in a social situation, overlooking the less impressive man in favor of the most gorgeous and over-the-top stud. Her idea of love involves grandiose, never-ending romance and the luxurious life. She simply can’t warm to someone who is insecure, shy or even vaguely undemonstrative.
HIS EROS IN LEO:
Cosmically activated by officially difficult Diva scents. He likes a luxury brand fully layered via the trappings of body and bath versions. He just loves a smell that says, ‘Hello, I am here’. He wants to hear: I love the real you, beneath the fame. The sultan of love, Eros in Leo wants unconditional worship. Non-stop sycophancy is an optional extra. His heart gracious, regal and giving if perhaps too easily ensnared by hardcore glamour. Like Eros in Aries, he appreciates the chase aspect of romance but with added theatrics. He gets off on the grand gesture. For example, the ritual destruction of love letters from past suitors is now rendered irrelevant His fantasy of true romance can be annihilated by the split ends of everyday life. Don’t undermine his dignity. The queen of his heart must act the part.
Eros in Virgo has the tendency to analyze intentions and rate them on a scale of one to ten. These qualities of Virgo make him/ her to come with a check list approach to romantic love.
Virgo has tremendous perceptions and is not a sign to hesitate using them on the partner.. Sometimes it turns inward were it manifests as a self-criticism, a damaging trait for the native. Eros in Virgo does have a very lusty and luscious desire nature. The material elements of life appraise high on the scale of importance and that means physical contact, physical nurturing and physical pleasure. Eros in Virgo is not afraid to get close and stay close, if the special other turns out to be good enough for life.
Eros in Virgo. ( in )Earthiness and intellectuality combine in Eros in Virgo. These lovers are sensual, especially when they are not thinking too much. Because of the tendency for Virgo to think and analyze, however, there can be a tendency to be one’s own voyeur during sex. Vicarious enjoyment of sex is often highlighted with this placement. A meeting of minds is important to Eros in Virgo. These are somewhat moody lovers who may have distinct phases between promiscuity and celibacy. Virgo is very connected with–and aware of–the body and its functioning, and Eros in Virgo often seeks renewal through sex, with an attitude that sex is healthy and good for you. These are generally sensitive and tender lovers who do a lot to please their partners. Some awkwardness and shyness in terms of letting themselves go is often characteristic of this position. Virgo’s symbol is the Virgin. This should not be taken literally, although when Virgo is connected to the sexual nature, there is a sense of purity and independence. These lovers can be promiscuous at times, and quite kinky, but emerge from their experiences with a sense of purity nevertheless.
..how can I find a path towards my soul’s real nature that begins right here where I am shipwrecked, rather than in pious hopes for a perfect life? –Harriet Eisman
Eros in Virgo says, “hold me, touch me, buy me things, and explain to me why you are doing it.” This second of the EARTH signs has all the tangible desires of Taurus with the added propensity to analyze intentions and rate them on a scale of one to ten. These discriminating qualities of Virgo can come to the fore with a check list approach to romantic love.
Virgo has tremendous perceptions and is not a sign to hesitate using them on the beloved. Sometimes this can equate with judgments and criticism, real wet blankets for erotic experiences. This perceptiveness can also turn inward were it manifests as a self-criticism, an equally damaging trait. An inclination to carry out a running commentary on the attributes and failings of any given moment may mingle with passion like oil and water.
Eros in Virgo does have a very lusty and luscious desire nature that shares an affinity with epithemia. The material elements of life appraise high on the scale of importance and that means physical contact, physical nurturing and physical pleasure. They can abide a great deal of touching, tasting and sensing too. Eros here is not afraid to get close and stay close, if the special other turns out to be good enough.
HER EROS IN VIRGO:
Cosmically activated by lapis lazuli. Cool and beautiful, just like the Eros-in-Virgo girl, the ultramarine rock has associations as an aphrodisiac and a health charm. Make her glow. She wants to hear: I’ve already cleaned it. She likes the cute quirky guy who, closeted like Superman, turns into a very suave alpha male. Immune to braggart gesturing and shallow displays of affection, her heart is won by the insightful compliment, the truly thoughtful act of kindness. But her ideal man is above all witty and funny. Eros in Virgo falls in love with the brilliant raconteur, the guy who can make a hilarious morsel out of even the most banal detail of everyday life. She is not at all interested in the guys who alternate from wild flights of fancy to crashing insecurity. This woman appreciates sanity and urbanity.
HIS EROS VIRGO:
Cosmically activated by clean, clean, clean. Loves the pure smell of soap, freshly scrubbed skin and recently washed hair. The Virgo Eros is utterly freaked out by OTT scents. He wants to hear: I trust you Eros in Virgo equals love in observation mode. He has a details fetish so he relishes every little titbit of info on his object of desire. He likes to be taken into your confidence. He loves that you ask for his advice. Mystery is not a major turn-on. He wants a companion. But Eros in Virgo comes with a strong moral kick and a code of correctness. He’ll happily sit and listen to you whinge about work, talk about your technique for making toast – whatever. But he’ll flip out big time at any hint of dishonesty or tacky conduct.
This Eros in Libra wants above all to participate with the partner in many favorite activities. Libra is the sign of personal one-to-one relationships and Eros here has all the longings for the excellence and refinement in life. In this position, life needs to unfold pleasantly and in the company of a beloved other.
Eros in Libra has the ability to objectify life, and enjoys the communication of ideas. Talking , interpreting, counseling and the giving and receiving of feedback all rate high on the list of Libra’s good times. This is a refined position for Eros among all the other signs.
Eros in Libra. ( in )This is a rather flirtatious and charming position of Eros. Libra’s tendency toward a “tit for tat” attitude shows up as a desire for equality on a sexual level, but in practice, Eros in Libra lovers often forget their own sexual needs because they are focusing on those of their partner. Communication is sexy to these lovers. These people can be hopelessly addicted to all of the “trappings” of falling in love, so much so that when a relationship settles, it may seem boring. Highly romantic and charming, Eros in Libra people enjoy the social “game” surrounding making connections with lovers, and they can be quite seductive.
Eros, god of love, distilling liquid desire down upon the eyes, bringing sweet pleasure to the souls of those against whom you make war, never to me may you show yourself to my hurt nor ever come but in due measure and harmony.—-Euripides
Eros in Libra says, “share the elegant beauty of life with me!” This Eros wants above all to participate with a significant other in many splendid activities. Libra is the sign of personal one-to-one relationships and Eros here has all the longings for the excellence and refinement that exemplify Libra. In this position, life needs to unfold pleasantly and in the company of a beloved other.
Being the second of the AIR signs, Eros in Libra has the ability to objectify life, and enjoys the communication of ideas. Talking , interpreting, counseling and the giving and receiving of feedback all rate high on the list of Libra’s good times. This is a refined position for Eros, a sign that inherently honors the social niceties of the times and enjoys the sophistication of good manners and pleasant exchange. Unless, of course, they are flipping into their antagonistic side. Then, from Libra erupts the disputing debater or Devil’s advocate par excellent!
HER EROS IN LIBRA:
Cosmically activated by diamonds. When a woman has Eros in Libra, her heart yearns for harmony and enduring balance, on a highly sophisticated scale. The diamond she wears is aptly distinguished. She wants to hear: I love you for your beauty. The girl just can’t help it she’s a lover of male beauty in all its forms. And the man interested in hooking up with her has to acknowledge that she won’t stop noticing the glory of masculine pulchritude just because she’s soulmated. Eros in Libra adores not only good looks and charm but also the man of a philosophical bent, someone who can detach and consider both sides of an argument. Scenes and disharmony send her skittering away. An aesthetic creature at heart, she can’t abide a man who makes scenes or who is bolshie and macho just for the sake of it.
HIS EROS IN LIBRA:
Cosmically activated by classic florals. He has a highly discerning sense of smell and hates tricky fragrances, synthetics and over-application. He could easily have a fetish about body lotion or scented lipgloss. He wants to hear: You are so beautiful. Eros in Libra fantasizes about a total merger of heart, mind, body and soul. Once soulmated, he gets off on non-stop togetherness His romantic ideals are lofty. A relationship should be nothing less than poetry in motion. He can be enraptured by the idea of woman — adoring of the concept, less taken with the everyday reality. A natural-born aesthete, he thrills to beauty, philosophy and talent but is appalled by banality Keep it real? No way Make it surreal The elegant euphemism is preferable to au naturel.
Eros in Scorpio speaks bluntly, hurting and wounding partners. His desires are potent, ardent and fixed and often involve a great deal of intense. Eros in this sign is interested in a very personal and erotic form of relationship. They generally do not hold back.
Eros in Scorpio seeks intense and possibly taboo sexual experiences. A total transformation is likely for the partner. Eros here may be in the sign of his greatest affinity. Scorpio relates well to the powerful hungers exhibited by Eros and there is little to modify. Scorpio is not afraid to get too close. He does not shun intimacy, physical or otherwise. He is not nervous about bodily functions, losing his freedom, sharing his emotions or surrendering his mind.
Eros in Scorpio. ( in )This is an especially erotic position of Eros. These lovers can be addicted to the thrill of getting to know a person inside and out, and to the power of love and sex. Intensity is important to these lovers. They don’t just want their partner’s body, they want a bit of their soul as well! This position suggests very little fear in the area of sexual intimacy, and these lovers will pretty much do anything and everything with a willing partner. They are passionate, and the more intense the relationship is, the better. Animal magnetism is high, probably because these people think about sex and intimacy a whole lot, and others may sense their intensity. They can easily get under your skin, tapping into others’ desires.
Come to me, and I shall be the sun round which you are locked in orbit,
and my rays shall lay bare the secrets you keep from each other, and I,
who possess charms and powers of which you have no inkling, shall
control and possess and destroy you!” — Anne Rice The Vampire Arman
Eros in Scorpio says, “merge with me in the searing furnace of the souls so that together we may be transformed.” Eros in Scorpio speaks bluntly. His desires are potent, ardent and fixed and often involve a great deal of intense intimacy that can make the light-hearted falter. Eros in this sign is interested in a very personal and erotic form of relating that has no qualms about ripping off the surface scab of social superficiality to expose the true nature of ones soul beneath. They generally do not hold back.
Eros here seeks, often through intense and possibly taboo sexual experiences, the gift of merging, union and transformation. This is the break on through to the other side that Jim Morrison echoed. He invites you to the threshold and if you enter, there is no turning back. You will transform or perish, or both.
Eros here may be in the sign of his greatest affinity. The second WATER sign, Scorpio relates well to the powerful hungers exhibited by Eros and there is little to modify or temper. Scorpio is not afraid to get too close. He does not shun intimacy, physical or otherwise. He is not nervous about bodily functions, losing his freedom, sharing his emotions or surrendering his mind. He just plain is not nervous or afraid of much, except maybe losing control.
HER EROS IN SCORPIO:
Cosmically activated by the dark stones. This woman’s love nature is mysterious, which is not completely apparent on either the first or 10th meeting. Bring her the brooding malachite and black opal. She wants to hear: You consume me. Eros in Scorpio doesn’t even bother dating unless her knees tremble at the sheer sight of the guy. It’s either intensely passionate or she’s not there – literally. Her ideal man is super-focused on his brilliant career and his interests. One of his interests –her- could be better classified as an obsession. She is quickly bored with the guy who is too light-hearted about an affair and ditto the just good friends dynamic. She already has plenty of friends, thank you. Her soulmate cares deeply about the world and is capable of being deeply moved by emotion.
HIS EROS IN SCORPIO:
Cosmically activated by the smell of you, genuinely. For example, daub some ‘body fluid’ behind your ears. He likes pure essential oils [not cheap fakes] and is a secret admirer of musk. He wants to hear: Wow! how do you know that? Eros in Scorpio loves on two different levels. The first is dalliance — he has an enormous capacity to fool around without his hard-to-get heart even being involved. The second is true romance, which he is wary of, knowing his capacity for deep involvement. This man harbors unbelievable depths of emotion. He secretly reveres the concept of his Twin Soul but is also a game player, stopping only with the woman secure enough to call his bluff. He fantasizes about the grand passion that is strong enough to linger for lifetimes.
This placement of Eros in Sagittarius needs varied goals for the future and the space, energy, freedom and enthusiasm to live them out. Spontaneous, exuberant, adventurous and fickle, Eros here prefers a lively and challenging experience with the beloved, one that will take him to the four corners of the world. If someone is going to be with Eros in Sagittarius, they best get ready to soar in the skies.
This position of Eros has enormous sexual energy and will become bored if the relationship does not develop into broader and richer potentials. Travel is his watchword. The travel Sagittarius has in mind involves the exploration of any previously unknown realm. This includes symbolic journeys through intellectual concepts, philosophical ideas, spiritual beliefs and artistic creations.
Eros in Sagittarius. ( in )These lovers have an enthusiastic and exuberant appeal. Sex is meant to be fun for Eros in Sagittarius, and some roughhousing and plenty of hearty laughs are turn-ons. Sexuality is sometimes viewed as if it were a sport by these people. They may surprise you with a very open and almost innocent attitude toward sex and intimacy. Sex is a bit of a game, and how this attitude is received will depend a lot on the audience! There can be a bit of an addiction to the chase, and avoidance of intimacy when it feels restricting in any way. Tenderness and romance are not the kinds of expressions that come as easily to these lovers. Laughter and fun are aphrodisiacs for this position of Eros. Sexual exploration and freedom are important, as well as a need for sexual honesty—sex without the frills and trappings that these lovers may find to be unnatural and even dishonest. Eros in Sagittarius can show up as passion for knowledge, hunger for new experiences, and a love of travel and exploring new lands and cultures.
Imagine, if you can, silver leaves waving above a pool of gold filled with singing fishes. Twin moons in an alien sky. If you like, I’ll show them to you and they will be, I promise you, the dullest part of the journey. Come with me and I will show you sights that you have never dreamed of. Or stay behind, and regret it until your dying day…–William Hartnell as Doctor Who
Eros in Sagittarius says, “expand my horizons and explore the unknown with me!” This placement of Eros needs widespread goals for the future and the space, energy and enthusiasm to live them out. Spontaneous, exuberant, adventurous and fickle, Eros here prefers a lively and challenging experience with the beloved, one that will take him to the limitless corners of the universe. If someone is going to be with Eros in Sagittarius, they best get ready to soar.
This third FIRE sign has enormous sexual energy and will become bored if the relationship does not develop into broader and richer potentials, or offer new horizons. Travel is his watchword and that does not necessarily mean physically jumping on a plane and heading for a distant culture. The travel Sagittarius has in mind involves the exploration of any previously unknown realm. This includes symbolic journeys through intellectual concepts, philosophical ideas, spiritual beliefs and artistic creations.
HER EROS IN SAGITTARIUS:
Cosmically activated by the blue-green rock. As changeable as the Eros-in-Saggo girl herself, turquoise is also about things that don’t change, such as love and loyalty. She wants to hear: If it’s the truth, it can’t be embarrassing. The woman with Eros in Saggo admires the independent man who makes up his own rules as he goes along. She also prefers the company of rugged idealists and bohemian dream boys. Her ideal man gives her stacks of space in which to develop by herself and hang out with her friends. A jealous or possessive male is like a bad nightmare. She needs someone secure in his own right to let her shine her own light in peace. Trust is her biggest motif in love and also the belief that truth is beauty.
HIS EROS IN SAGITTARIUS:
Cosmically activated by the smell of something sporty such as liniment. If he isn’t into the locker room scene he may instead crave something spearminty. Think grassy or fresh. He warns to hear: Don’t fence me in! The philosopher of love, Eros in Saggo craves candor. Incapable of sneaky behavior or mind games, he likes to express feelings freely, on his terms and an expansive context. He sees love as a trip and this guy is an inveterate traveller. He loves the idea of two total individuals together on the same journey. His heart engages only after a fun and life-enhancing friendship has been established. He likes to hear you say ‘come away with me’. Romance is his escape and not a necessary.
This position of Eros in Capricorn has powerful concepts about what is good and what is not. Eros in Capricorn looks for perfection in all quarters of the partner.
Capricorn may sublimate its earthy and ardent desires for sensual contact and intimacy through the ever-present demands of work. Productivity, attainment, and a feeling of self-sufficiency are vital qualities for Capricorn and they like to see them in the partner as well as themselves.
Eros in Capricorn has a powerful need to connect in a physical sense and has some objections to intimacy as well. This sign is acknowledged as one of the most difficult to get to know. They do not open up easily and they may not stay open long.
Eros in Capricorn. ( in )These natives are sensual and earthy in their sexual desires. The libido is strong, but controlled. Saturn-ruled Capricorn is a sign that likes to be in control—not necessarily in control of others, but in control of themselves. Many Eros in Capricorn people channel much of their desire nature into accomplishing something significant.
Do you see how unclothed Love smiles and looks so gentle? He has no torches, nor bows which he could bend. But in one of his hands he bears flowers, in the other a fish. That’s to say he sets the law on land and sea. –Alciato
Eros in Capricorn says, “touch me, buy me things, and balance the books if you think you are qualified”. This position of Eros has powerful concepts about what is good and what is good enough. There is a need for competence and capability that the earthy sign of Taurus would never consider important. Eros in Capricorn is looking for a type of tangible perfection in the other or failing that, a certificate of completion at least.
Capricorn may sublimate its earthy and very ardent desires for sensual contact and intimacy through the ever-present demands of work. Productivity, attainment, and a feeling of self-sufficiency are vital qualities for Capricorn and they like to see them in the partner as well as themselves.
The third of the EARTH signs, Eros in Capricorn has a powerful need to connect in a physical sense and may also have equally powerful reservations, fears and objections to intimacy. Caution is the watchword. This sign is acknowledged as one of the most difficult to get to know. They do not open up easily and they may not stay open long.
The paradox is that Capricorn is extremely sensual and sexual in a very earthy, potent, Pan-like way. Its symbol is half goat after all and the implication of fertility and sexuality imbibe the image. They have all the desires of Taurus lounging side by side with their deep well of fear.
HER EROS IN CAPRICORN:
Cosmically activated by success without drama. She craves status without gaudiness, which is not always easy. The clean, successful statement of silver and sapphire meets the brief. She wants to hear: I’ll look after this. Eros in Capricorn can’t help but be drawn to the self-made man. A guy in charge of his destiny, the boss man, the rainmaker -and these are her archetypes of maleness. Luckily, she tends to scare off those she would consider dilettantes or wimps, leaving the field clear for her alpha-male ideal. Oddly enough, her preferences are often even more clearly delineated by early romantic experiences with immature men who bring only chaos and mess. This makes her even more certain that the love she craves must take place in a defined structure with rules.
HIS EROS IN CAPRICORN:
Cosmically activated by the sweet smell of success. He likes the whole package to be clean like Virgo and non-vulgar like Leo, but so understated like the faint waft of professionally blow-dried hair. He wants to hear: Financial independence turns me on. The player of love treats romance with respect. Whether he lets on to her or not, he is auditioning applicants for the position of life partner. Eros in Capricorn is into strategic courtship. Watch for his Princess and the Pea-style tests. Worldly and assured, he’s after a liaison that not only fulfils his lusty sensual requirements Urn is mutually supportive. His true soulmate is, above all else, appropriate to where he feels he is heading in life. Chaos tempts him not. He loves the idea of the couple that schemes together to rise above, becoming more than the sum of their parts.
This position of Eros carries a high voltage charge with it. Eros in Aquarius desires the weird, the wonderful and the unusual. He thrives on the unexpected and is not fond of the traditional and avoids the beaten track.
Eros in the sign of Aquarius has a disposition bordering on the bizarre. He crosses boundaries as if they did not exist and skips the lines of gender and protocol . Eros in Aquarius gets bored with routine and needs intriguing conversation and somewhat unconventional themes to keep his interest aroused. He also needs a lot of freedom.
Eros in Aquarius. ( in )These lovers are intrigued by the unusual, finding variety exciting. The detachment of Aquarius can mean finding sensuality in non-contact scenarios in addition to contact ones. Sexual creativity is one of the strengths of this position. Their open minds with regards to sex can stimulate creativity in their partner.
…I have never seen nor heard your name without a shiver half of delight, half of anxiety –Edgar Allan Poe
Eros in Aquarius says, “surprise me, shock me, amazement me!” This position of Eros carries a high voltage charge with stimulating encounters that need a lot of air space to conduct electromagnetic charms. Eros in Aquarius desires the weird, the wonderful and the unusual. He thrives on the unexpected and luxuriates in situations that make the more traditional signs squirm with embarrassment.
Eros in the sign of the Water Bearer has a disposition bordering on the bizarre. He crosses boundaries as if they did not exist and skips the lines of gender and protocol like a child playing hop-scotch. If it is unusual and invigorating, he is probably interested.
The third of the AIR signs, Eros in Aquarius gets bored with routine and needs intriguing conversation and somewhat unconventional themes to keep his interest aroused. He also needs a lot of freedom.
HER EROS IN AQUARIUS:
Cosmically activated by amethyst, aka ‘metamorphosis’. She is working at an elevated psychic level, so give her the rock that converts energies from low to high. Heavy stuff. She warns to hear: This is about us, it’s not about the rules. Her lover ideal is a rebel, nonconformist and politically progressive free spirit. She cares not for convention and often recoils from socially sanctioned lovers. Her dream is that she can have a relationship of equals, unmarred by fuddy-duddy ideas of what a love affair ought to be. The sexist or patronizing male does not stand a chance with this woman. Her heart is essentially free and the true lover of Eros in Aquarius is the man who wouldn’t want to fence her in, even if he could. She’s willing to wait for as long as it takes for that one guy who understands her on the spot.
HIS EROS IN AQUARIUS:
Cosmically activated by the weird fragrances, the avant-garde, hard-to-find scents that are talking points in themselves, Eros in Aqua loves metallic and/or fruity fragrances. He wants to hear: You’re not like the other guys. Socially progressive, Eros in Aquarius believes in love Utopia. He can appear unfeeling because his romantic ideals involve mind enmeshment. His heart only softens with intellectual equality. He is incapable of playing loyalty-testing games to ensure that he is able to let his guard down. The cant of romance bores him senseless. Eros in Aquarius can forget your birthday, let alone love anniversaries, but show the deepest tenderness in unexpected ways. He is easily bored with social convention – drive him away quickly by making such obligations an essential part of your relationship.
Eros in Pisces wants to lose all sense of where his being ends and another begins. Eros in Pisces desires a return to paradise. He is willing to give up his own identity, allowing it to melt and merge with the beloved until they are no longer distinct but part of a greater whole. Eros here could be in its exaltation, the affinity is that great.
This position of Eros represents the dissolving of the self into the other and all the pain, longing, suffering and ecstasy that process may involve. It suggests the beauty and creativity seen only through the lives of lovers who have touched each other’s spirits.
Eros in Pisces. ( in )There is a chameleon in this position of Eros, as these lovers are very adaptable to their partner. This is not to say these lovers don’t have sexual preferences or possess a strong identity. Instead, the Pisces compassion, and ability to understand and accept virtually every color of the rainbow shows through in a sexual/romantic way. They tend to be most comfortable and at ease when their partner is expressing him or herself confidently. This position also suggests a passion for Pisces-ruled subjects.
Held fast in a faience of sea changes
While waves queue offshore in glittering strings;
Till love’s continuum rearranges,
The persevering sea harbors all things.–E.F. Mosher
Eros in Pisces says, “merge into the depths with me”! Here Eros wants to lose all sense of where his being ends and another begins. Eros in Pisces desires a return to paradise, a drink from the Holy Grail and union with the divine. He is willing to give up his own identity, allowing it to melt and merge with the beloved until they are no longer distinct but part of a greater whole. This is the state of the mystic and the universe of the quantum physicist. It is the persistent longing of Pisces and the dreaded fear of almost every other sign. Eros here could be in its exaltation, the affinity is that great.
This position of Eros, the third of the WATER signs, represents the dissolving of the self into the other and all the pain, longing, suffering and ecstasy that process may involve. It also embraces the mysterious sense of the ineffable, something seldom glimpsed for long in any relationship. It suggests the beauty and creativity seen only through the lives of lovers who have touched each other’s spirits. It is indeed a big call for the average relationship to achieve.
HER EROS IN PISCES:
Cosmically activated by a stone that enhances her interest in the metaphysical. Eros in Pisces is connected to other worlds, and aquamarine’s oceanic association is a great balancer. She wants to hear: You have a temper? I hadn’t noticed. These girls are after Mr Unconditional Love. ‘Do what thou wilt and I’ll still adore you, darling’ has to be the motto of he who would score her love. She is a frank admirer of men who are visionary, genius or artistic. Normality sends her shrieking off into the wilderness. Ditto what she considers to be petty judgments and silly expectations. Most of all, she wants to be with the guy who is truly compassionate. The harsh and cynical man is anathema to her tender soul. Naturally, the singer of love songs or the writer of beautiful poetry has a huge head start with her.
HIS EROS IN PISCES:
Cosmically activated by ylang- ylang essential oil. Unlike most men, Eros in Pisces is interested in complexity and mystery. If in doubt, try anything that’s oriental. But, make sure you use it sparingly. He wants to hear: I’m so in love with you. Eros in Pisces is the king of love and the most romantic sign of all. He yearns for the all-enveloping romance, one ‘that annihilates walls between the lovers and fulfills childhood dreams of The One. This man is capable of unconditional acceptance. Wildly compassionate, he can’t truly in love with a woman mean-hearted. Cynical arrangements or merely ‘convenient’ relationships hardens his heart. Yet, because he believes in love, he can easily be hurt by those who fail to grasp his inner goodness.
Eros in houses
And as concerning reality the impression we get of it is not the same as the perception. –Aristotle
When Eros resides in the first house of the natal chart, it gains additional significance. This is especially true if it is found within ten degrees either side of the Ascendant. Here Eros takes on first house importance adding his flavor to the sign or signs and any other planets found there.
In this position, Eros contributes towards the general approach to life. It may indicate how plans are initiated, action taken or dilemmas worked out. It may not mean that we have an erotic approach to initiation, but that we tend to encounter the erotic when taking action or presenting ourselves to the world.
May I ask whether you inherited most of your possessions or acquired them yourself? –Plato
The second house traditionally rules money, values, resources and innate capabilities. It has a lot to do with valuing our self as a unique individual and can give indications of tangible longings, desires and aspirations.
People with Eros in the second house may value the erotic union as a resource or reserve. An erotic manner may reside with them comfortably like an inborn perception of what they are worth, what they deem estimable. This may actualize as a subtle undertone in some, or a brash and even overbearing urgency in others.
I’m skilled at introducing new ideas every time out, each one different from the other and all of them good.–Aristophanes
The third house traditionally deals with ideas, communication, learning, short journeys and siblings. It describes the early environment and local community, left brain activity or the rational mind, and our attitude to leaning and knowledge in general. If consciousness is, as Richard Idemon used to say, “what we think and what we think we think,” the third house is the arena of that consciousness. It is the way in which we think we perceive the environment.
When Eros resides in the third house, communication itself can become an erotic experience. The written and expressed word, the transmission of information and the act of learning or teaching may all create an experience of erotic transformation for those involved. These can be people who really enjoy writing letters, keeping a diary or journal or getting up and making a speech.
Now after my long day’s labour sloping towards an evening of repose, has relaxed my energies by suggesting the charms of family life. –Cicero
The forth house is the domain of the family, emotional security and sense of belonging at the very roots of our being. Astrologer Joanne Wickenburg says, if the Ascendant is WHO you are, the IC, and subsequent fourth house, is WHAT you are. Often it also represents what we like to hide from others.
This house symbolizes the external home, the family emotional inheritance, a parent, domestic affairs and the country of origin. When Eros is found in this house the erotic links closely together with experiences of home and family. Eros loves to hide in the fourth house and there may be a secretive approach to erotic love.
and those who devote themselves to music and letters and to the various contests, some by exhibiting their strength and others their artistic skill, win for themselves greater honor. –Isocrates
The fifth house is the traditional residence of entertainment. It encompasses the playful heart, the creative spirit and romantic pleasures. It is the house of the inner child and the outer speculator, the actual children and the latent rock star in everyone.
The fifth house has to do with self-expression and that includes offspring, art work, novels, and romances because they all activate the heart and engender feelings of uniqueness that makes us feel special. That is, when everything is going smoothly. These areas of life also put us in a place of utmost vulnerability not just to the art critic and the gene pool but to those experiencing the inner child. The fifth house rules speculation because we risk the child-like and creative qualities in the harsh reality of potential judgment and condemnation. There is no guarantee how we will measure up.
In constructing a homestead, we have to provide for the stock which it is to shelter, and for its health and well being.–Aristotle
The sixth house traditionally represents daily routine, work and employment, health of the body and health services, small domestic pets, service in general, tools and gadgets. The common thread here includes the need to establish ritual and routine, through organization, commitment and concern, in the every day life. It also describes the ways and means we accomplish and perfect those daily routine tasks.
When Eros is found in the house of skill development, service, health and daily routine, one may have some finely tuned proficiency when it comes to passionate and romantic love. They may see the body as a vessel that provides for the delights and erotic passions of the beloved and be inclined to perfect their ability to give and receive those delights. They may find the merging and transformation an erotic union offers desirable on a daily basis!
When marriage is on equal terms, in my opinion it is no cause for dread; so never may the love of the mightier gods cast on me its irresistible glance. –Aeschylus
The seventh house traditionally represents personal one-to-one relationships including marriage, business partnerships, counselors and clients, long-term unions, or even open adversaries that engage in on going debate. In this house, commitment reigns although the stage often hosts more than a dance for two.
Eros in the seventh prefers close partnerships to include erotic, transformational unions of the most powerful kind. The very nature of erotic love, however, suggests the stability, commitment and endurance of the seventh house (a divorced relationship involving children can last a life-time) contradicts the risk taking, changeable nature of Eros. Enter the triangle.
How does one describe a trip to the underworld? –Homer
The eighth house traditionally rules sex, death and taxes, and their transformational effects. It also pertains to depth analysis, research and occult knowledge. The eighth house rules things of mystery, intrigue and intensity. The thread that binds the eighth house scenery together consists of elements in life that require us to make a leap of faith, to take a risk and discover the unknown within. There are no guarantees in the eighth and no way to be sure that once we make a commitment to intimacy, a belief system or a political party, that the implicit trust will be honored.
Eros in the eighth suggests an affinity with the purpose of the house: to take risks, to offer up something precious, to feel to the depths of the soul and to hope for transformation in return. Those with Eros in this house have an increased desire to experience the erotic on a very deep level of their existence. They may also have a highly increased fear around doing so. The two can go hand in hand.
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? –St. Paul
The ninth house traditionally rules spiritual beliefs, long journeys, higher education, foreign cultures, ceremonies and rituals, publishing and clergymen. These categories all have the common effect of exposing us to areas of mind, body or spirit, that have never been experienced before. Thus, Dennis Elwell described the ninth house as an exploration into the unknown.
When Eros falls in the ninth house, discovery of new and previously incomprehensible concepts, peoples or vistas ignite feelings of passionate wonder and intrigue. This Eros is aroused by new information, strange landscapes and mysterious cultures. The act of gaining this information can be an erotic experience in itself.
He was, therefore, elated over his fame and had recourse to many other far more ambitious undertakings which would serve to increase the dominant position of his native state. –Siculus
The midheaven (MC) and the corresponding tenth house traditionally denotes the career, mission or profession, one of the parents, and the social image and known reputation. Howard Sasportas said that the qualities of any sign or planet in the tenth house correspond to what is most visible and accessible to others. It is what stands out.
The tenth house indicates how others perceive us and those with Eros here want the world to know they are passionate, erotic, potent and charismatic. The way they dress, speak and move may all have a subtle undertone of Eros. Some people with this placement may even make a career out of studying, teaching or living out the erotic and transformational side of life. Certainly, it would be of major importance for them to express, especially if early childhood experiences lead to the denial and repression of the god of love.
They are each, then, others of each other, in groups; for they cannot be so one at a time… –Plato
The eleventh house is traditionally associated with groups, hopes and wishes, membership in organizations, relationships to friends and advisors and goals for the future. It has been tagged as the desire to be more than what we already are, as happens when joined to a group or association. It is also the desire to be everything we can possibly be, as reflected in what we wish and hope for. This house represents a stretching beyond the individual identity that pushes out into the lager world as a whole.
When Eros is found in the eleventh house, friendships, groups and goals take on a potent and possibly passionate quality. We may experience friends as triggers for erotic feelings, transformations or creative turning points. Whether a person with an eleventh house Eros passionately merges with a friend or that friendship inspires them to experience the erotic through another person matters little. The important point is that through friendship, the god of love awakens.
It is some solemn secret, surely, that you enshroud in mystery. –Aeschylus
The twelfth house is a place of mystery. Isabel Hickey called it the house of drawn shades, a region where we must serve or suffer. Traditionally it rules secret enemies, institutions such as prisons, hospitals and asylums and other places of generalized pain and suffering, hidden activities, exile and seclusion.
Sometimes Eros here awakens through injury, suffering or confinement. The case of the doctor and patient, alcoholic and counselor, or even bereaved brother and widow come to mind. There can even be an erotic relationship between criminal and the officer of the law, as in the archetypal relationship between the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes and his equally genius archenemy, Professor Moriarty. These kinds of unions make short work of the traditionally acceptable and they may embody an extreme bitterness, yet their potential for transform is infinite. The very taboo and suffering quality seems to make them all the more potent.
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