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Masculine / Feminine Energy in Astrology
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Everyday Astrology
July 1, 2021
Gender in Astrology

The concept of gender in Astrology, the division of energy into masculine & feminine expressions, is valid. That's why it was originally set up that way. Political correctness concerns have changed the thought environment on that for the moment. It will probably go back again. Pendulums swing in both directions. But so we don't trip over semantics, think of masculine / feminine as the Oriental concepts of yang / yin.

It's a way to divide the Zodiac & understand it better. Two categories / two "genders." Masculine / feminine. Yang / yin. There are six signs in each category. Starting with Aries, a masculine sign, the gender assignments alternate around the Zodiac. Taurus = feminine. Gemini = masculine. Cancer = feminine, etc.

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Everyday Astrology
June 30, 2021
Gender in Astrology

There are 12 signs in the Zodiac, which are the fundamental concepts & structures in Astrology. Whenever humans get a collection of anything that big, they look for patterns & categories, ways to separate the whole group into smaller clusters. The obvious divisions work with contrasts & comparisons. Things that are similar get defined & clumped together. So do things that are diametrically opposed.

The most basic & obvious division splits the Zodiac in two & places six signs in two categories defined as "gender." These were set up way back before political correctness was even vaguely a thing -- so before you get all huffy, let's talk about this. Better yet, I'll talk & you listen, ok? Gender in Astrology & other metaphysical studies only distantly has to do with sex.

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Everyday Astrology
March 6, 2021
Masculine / Feminine Energy in Astrology
The concept of balance, support & containment

Philosophers sometimes see & define the world & life as a series of contrasts / sets of opposing forces / action & reaction / provocation & consequence / pairs of opposites. Each exists because of the other. Each exists to both support & balance the other. Each acts & exists to check & contain the other. Each is necessary to create life in the familiar way we work with & experience it.

Astrologers wrap this notion in the context of masculine & feminine energy. The concept works, but it's not ideal. It has nothing to do with men & women / males & females or biological sex. It's much more aligned with the Oriental concept of yin / yang. Active & passive.

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Gender in Astrology
Masculine & Feminine Energy

Masculine Signs * -- The Fire and Air Signs ---> Signs of Life and Intellect ---> Essentially, "masculine" signs prefer to seize the moment, make things happen and change what doesn't suit them with their actions and choices. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers. Masculine signs are active, spontaneous, overtly ambitious and more interested in imposing their will on the world than adjusting to what exists. Masculine signs deal with force, identity and intellect.

Feminine Signs * -- The Earth and Water Signs ---> Signs of Practicality and Emotion ---> Where masculine signs are dynamic, self-motivating and proactive, feminine signs take a more subtle, passive approach when dealing with challenge or working for change. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers, while feminine signs prefer to be patient, bide their time and "wait and see what happens" before spending energy and resources to make life bend to their will.

Masculine Signs / Feminine Signs * -- It has nothing to do with sex ---> Two orientations on the world ---> In Astrology and metaphysics, Masculine and Feminine refers not to physical gender or personal manner, but to one's basic orientation on the world and one's preferred strategies for dealing with problems. Essentially, "masculine" signs prefer to seize the moment, make things happen and change what doesn't suit them with their actions and choices.

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General Divisions in the Zodiac

The Planets -- From Everyday Astrology ---> Everyday Astrology October 27, 2019 The Planets ---> Each planet rules over some general life area through an inherent system of interests, abilities & natural talents. Some of these broad categories are quite complex & diverse. And there are areas where one planet's territory supports, echoes & overlaps that of another. This is especially true when dealing with the feminine planets -- the Moon, Venus & Neptune.

* Dividing the Zodiac -- Organizing signs that share common ground ---> Mixing, matching and grouping the signs ---> There are several ways to divide the Zodiac signs into different classifications -- based on different criteria. The simplest way assigns gender to the signs. Signs are assessed as either masculine or feminine -- and it has nothing to do with sex. It has to do with temperament. Masculine signs are those who are proactive, assertive and initiating. Feminine signs are passive, receptive and responsive.

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Elements and Gender in Astrology -- Different Ways of Engaging the World ---> The Triplicities ---> To an astrologer, Fire, Earth, Air, and Water are called the Elements or Triplicities - as each contains three signs of the Zodiac. Traditionally, members of the same triplicity tend to get along well with one another. (There are also the Qualities ... or the Quadruplicities: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable ... whose members tend to have "problems" with one another. But that's the subject of a future article.)

Gender in Astrology -- Masculine / Feminine Energy in Astrology -- From Everyday Astrology ---> Everyday Astrology March 6, 2021 Masculine / Feminine Energy in Astrology The concept of balance, support & containment ---> Philosophers sometimes see & define the world & life as a series of contrasts / sets of opposing forces / action & reaction / provocation & consequence / pairs of opposites. Each exists because of the other. Each exists to both support & balance the other. Each acts & exists to check & contain the other.

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