If you have Mars in Aries with Venus in Taurus 

you are . . .


The Reluctant Extremist


Yours is a difficult combination. A sensualist at heart, you don’t really approve of the headlong recklessness of your sexual nature. You would like to slow down and give your senses ample time to drink in each erotic experience but you find that your Mars in Aries nature runs well only in high gear and the more you try to put on the brakes the more ungainly and muddled you appear. You are among the most practical Mars in Aries Lover but, unfortunately, your actions often give little evidence of this wisdom.


On the positive side, in the right situation and with the right partner, your unique combination of sensual patience and volcanic passion can make you a gifted Lover. And there is a sweetness and soft conventionality about your sexual nature that allows you to get away with sexual extremes that might land other Mars in Aries Lovers in jail. If you can learn from your frustrations and build on your strengths, your capacity for erotic expression is unlimited. 

 

CELEBRITY EXAMPLES OF THE RELUCTANT EXTREMIST


Among the famous examples of The Reluctant Extremist we certainly have some sad tales. There’s Edward, the Duke of Windsor (June 23, 1894 adb,) who gave up his throne in order to marry a domineering American divorcee named Wallis Simpson· and silent film comedian Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle (born March 24, 1887 adb,) whose career was shattered after it was alleged that he had sexually assaulted a young woman who died in his home during a party.·· In her 2008 autobiography singer and songwriter Janis Ian (born Apr. 7, 1951 wik) revealed a how she suffered bad and abusive sexual relationships with both genders.· Of course, mass murderer Jeffery Dahmer (born May 21, 1960 adb,) took the notion of “bad relationships” to new and horrific extremes.


But there’s no reason for all you Reluctant Extremists to despair. This group also includes the enigmatic and erotically supercharged rock musician, Prince (born June 7, 1958 adb) as well as actress Jessica Lange (born April 20, 1943 adb.) American poet Walt Whitman (May 23, 1819 adb) is a another example of the type. He managed to express in exultant and sensual verse the homosexual feelings that the society within which he was born strictly forbade.·