This guest article is actually an excerpt from the book, The Secret Behind Your Solar Power by Mardi Shakti! Mardi is a Tantric Priestess, astrologer, and destiny coach, and puts her own unique spin on hidden powers each Zodiac sign has in this book. Read this excerpt, then go grab the book for more! btw read your Sun and Rising signs, if you know both :)
Many of us already know about The Horoscope, and which Zodiac Sign sits in which House for each of the signs; e.g.: a Leo Solar Chart will always have Virgo in the 2nd House, and Aquarius in the 7th. Whereas an Aquarian Solar Chart will always have Pisces in the 2nd House, and Leo in the 7th.
The particular revelation contained herein, is my personal contribution to the astrology community, and when you see it, it may seem so obvious, and yet open up a whole new dimension of astrology for you to explore - especially understanding more about each sign, or reading Horoscopes!
The Secret Power of the Zodiac Signs:
Aries’ (not-so) Secret Power is found in the 1st House. Aries/Mars
Taurus' Secret Power is found in its 2nd House: Gemini/Mercury
Gemini's Secret Power is found in its 3rd House: Leo/Sun
Cancer's Secret Power is found in its 4th House: Libra/Venus
Leo's Secret Power is found in its 5th House: Sagittarius/Jupiter
Virgo's Secret Power is found in its 6th House: Aquarius/Uranus
Libra's Secret Power is found in its 7th House: Aries/Mars
Scorpio's Secret Power is found in its 8th House: Gemini/Mercury
Sagittarius's Secret Power is found in its 9th House: Leo/Sun
Capricorn's Secret Power is found in its 10th House: Libra/Venus
Aquarius' Secret Power is found in its 11th House: Sagittarius/Jupiter
Pisces' Secret Power is found in its 12th House: Aquarius/Uranus
You will notice that each Zodiac Pair shares the same Secret Power! But it manifests in opposite ways; in Yin and Yang ways. One Pushing, One Pulling.
It manifests in "near" and "far" ways; one contracting (like Saturn does), the other expanding (like Jupiter does).
The Aries/Libra axis shares Mars. Aries manifests outwardly, in a Yang/Far/Pushing-Magnet way, while Libra manifests it in intimacy with others, which is more Yin/Near/Pulling-Magnet.
The Taurus/Scorpio axis shares Mercury. Taurus utilises it to magnetise personal gain (Yin), while Scorpio uses it to create intimacy with others, and share gains (Yang).
The Gemini/Sagittarius axis shares The Sun. Gemini distributes it locally, and microcosmically (Near), while Sagittarius shares it with the world (Far).
The Cancer/Capricorn axis shares the Secret Power of Venus: Cancer Loves the Home (Near), while Capricorn Loves the World (Far).
The Leo/Aquarius axis share Jupiter: Leo expands on a local-scale, warming those close-by (Near), while Aquarius widens the sphere (Far), and reaches for the future with vision, welcoming friends and strangers alike for a common-cause. Ever the Humanitarian; intimacy with those far away - but notoriously not with those close-by (#NotAllAquarians)
The Virgo/Pisces axis share Uranus. The Upgrades, Awakenings, and Revelations manifest in the conscious-mind of Virgo (Here, Near), making them the “fixer” of their immediate environments, and the Power of Uranus manifests in the Subconscious-Mind of Pisces (There, Far) making them prone to unpredictable artistic revelations inspired from beyond; essentially going with the flow and the current, as it happens - not always aware of their motivations. Both cool and detached enough to do what needs to be done, when it's needed.
Snippets by Sign:
Aries: With Aries in your 1st Power House, you are your own power, doubled! This is why you are so "you!”, more than any other sign. You are the concentrated-cordial of the cosmos! The essence of life, itself; a spark in a bottle. ENERGY! Desire, Aim, and Drive.
Taurus: With Gemini in your 2nd Power House, it's all about Communication and Commerce! This is a VENUS/MERCURY combo - thinking about money, and you always get a penny for your thoughts… you have so many of them! The exchange of aesthetics and valuables are your sole motivation - and you have the self-worth to carry that out.
Gemini: With LEO in your 3rd Power House of "right here, right now", you were born to *~ SHINE ~* ...in Microcosmic and relevant areas of Communication, Commutes, and Commerce. You are the not-so-silent STAR…! You are Magnetic, and LUMINOUS, and generous with your words, thoughts, opinions, and mind.
Cancer: In your Secret 4th Power House sits Libra. Venus-Ruled valuer of Harmony, Peace, Aesthetics, Balance, and Pure and Simple LOVE. You bring this peace into your deeper self; you make people feel at home, welcome, warmed, and valued. You live for relationships with others - Family - for sharing dynamic roles that build a Home, not just a House. Cosmic Container of Sacred Space, knowing what is valuable, precious, and keeping it safe.
Leo: With Sagittarius in your 5th House of Power, the spotlight is on JUPITER - Big, Shiny, and Lucky: that's you! Out of all the Houses for Jupiter to blow up like a balloon, yours is the 5th House of the Heart. This is the House of Inner Radiance, warmth, and projection of the Creative Essence through Hobbies that Spark Joy, or Children that you can Shine on until they Bloom!
Virgo: With Aquarius in your 6th Power House, you are the everyday genius! This is why you are so ingenious, talented, and eccentric. You are secretly an Aquarius when it comes to work, and day to day tasks! Being an Earth Sign, you are most able and qualified to ground this erratic energy that usually cannot be harnessed.
Libra: With Aries in your 7th Power House, you pour all of your ENERGY into relationships. All of the aforementioned propulsion and compulsion applies to your House of OTHERS. You bring your whole I AM Presence into relationship with another, complementing their whole person, teaching them how to be both autonomous, AND part of a Team. Teaching them the Power of Two.
Scorpio: With Gemini in your 8th Power House - you can blame your bad reputation on Gemini! lol If you're familiar with astrology, then you will know the reputation that Scorpio and Gemini have; HAVE NO FEAR! What the two of you represent are the qualities that most humans fear facing: and there is great power in that!
Sagittarius: In your 9th Power House of HIGHER KNOWLEDGE, sits the Energy and Illumination of the ever-shining *~ SUN ~* This is why you make the greatest teachers of all time! The lightbulb is ON in the Ancient Library of the Halls of Knowledge! You have the clearest Vision, and you translate it with ease.
Capricorn: You are in Relationship with Life! With Libra in your 10th Power House, life is all about give and take; equality; balance; fairness; justice; and PEACE. You are the Midday-Tantra. You bring peace and order to the hustle and bustle of disorganised, chaotic children. Without you, it's kindergarten out there - which is fun, but not productive! You are the banks of the River of Life.
Aquarius: Sagittarius is in your Natural 11th House - no wonder you never stop moving, you're so VAST! Pinging arrows of attention and direction, left right, and centre. You are generally Lucky, and Blessed! You’re the Electrified Archer. Fully Charged, Aiming for Truth.
Pisces: With Uranus-Ruled Aquarius in your 12th House, you have the Power to Upgrade the Human Spirit, like no-one else. Your synapses are one with everything. Water conducts Electricity. The less you resist, the more of Akasha flows through you. You dream with The Current, and channel the zeitgeist.
These are snippets from the book, The Secret Behind Your Solar Power - grab it now for more about your sign!
About the Guest Author:
Mardi Shakti is a Tantric Priestess, astrologer, and destiny coach. She uses her unique life experiences to help empower others. You can opt for a natal chart astrology reading or get a destiny report, or if you want to go a lot further than that, you can work with her for personalized destiny coaching. Check out both options HERE, and you can start with a free consultation with her HERE.
You can also sign up for her free ebook, How to Make Your Own Medicine, which shows you how to get started with plant medicine!
And of course, if you loved this excerpt, don't forget her book, The Secret Behind Your Solar Power!