Literal Astrology

July 10, 2012

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Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova, the great tennis player, gave a touching interview on the radio last week. She was wiping away tears within the first few minutes as she recalled being separated from her family when she defected to the West more than 30 years ago.

She has the Moon (emotions) on her Ascendant in Aries (hair-trigger responses). Not only does she wear her heart on her sleeve. Her emotions just come pouring out unmediated. But also what nurtures her is being number one, being first. No wonder she was a champ.

Then there’s Mars in Pisces – a lot of athletes have this. Pisces rules the feet, and Mars is physical energy. Mars is also in Pisces house, the 12th, a position which the French statistician Michel Gauquelin found to be common for athletes. And Capricorn (ambition) on the MC (career). Also, look at that incredibly diligent 6th house: practice makes perfect (Venus in Virgo).

But the thing I find most extraordinary is something small that Martina mentioned. She sleeps every night with her head on a pillow that her mother made for her.

That is Moon (mother) and Ceres (more specifically mother) on the Ascendant (the head) from the 12th (sleeping). Sweet.

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Isy Aweigh said:

That’s a lovely piece.

It wouldn’t have occurred to me that Mars in Pisces would be an athletic placement, so I’ll mentally bookmark that for the future.

I have Mars in my 12th, and I’ve always been active, if not always athletic 🙂 Being used to being active and pushing myself physically has certainly been handy in dealing with chronic health issues; use it or lose it.

I’ve always liked Navratilova’s forthrightness. The pillow touch is really something.


Christina said:

Mars in Pisces – shame she got knocked out of Dancing With the Stars immediately; she might have been rather good. Although her transformation into a dolly was rather startling!


Sabrina said:

Ah you killed me with the story about the pillow…so I had to hear the interview (during baby nap-that is ;). Lovely, she is a remarkable human being and so refreshing.
The Aries Moon and Ceres, quite literal, it was fun to hear she started learning with her grandma’s racquet!
p.s I’m glad you went back to the old interface with the blog. More user-friendly 🙂


Christina said:

What an extraordinary life she has had. xx to that baby


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