If you have Mars in Taurus with Venus in Capricorn

you are . . .

The Solemn Sensualist

You are the Mars in Taurus Lover who is most mistrustful of your earthy sensuality. It’s not that you object to having a good time. In fact, you are one of the most physical Lovers of this type. You just don’t like the idea of surrendering yourself to sex. You look at all that pleasure, all that fleshly delight, all that joy and uninhibited animal passion and think there just has to be something wrong, some bill that will soon come due, some punishment waiting at the end of the fun. Of course, these feelings of doubt and mistrust rarely stop you from participating in these activities. It’s just that you are never totally at ease with your sexuality.

Because of this unease you have a tendency to think of sex as something nasty, carnal and uncouth. It irritates you when people try to dress up this essentially physical drive with talk of romantic heights and the mating of souls. As far as you are concerned, sex is only worthwhile when it is a little nasty, when it’s direct and unfiltered by social niceties. Of course, you try to be polite and give careful respect social conventions, but between the sheets you are only interested in the real thing.



It is interesting that the primary example of The Solemn Sensualist is a man about whose sex life we know very little, though many things have been presumed. J. Edgar Hoover (born Jan. 1, 1895 adb) was the director of the F.B.I. from the 1930s to the 1970s. During this time he developed a very close relationship with one of his top subordinates, Clyde Tolson. The two men rode to work together every morning, vacationed together every year and general behaved like a “couple.” Since Hoover was by then one of the most powerful men in Washington D.C. with secret files on the sex lives of many prominent figures in government, no one dared question their relationship. Hoover maintained the image of a “tough cop” married to his job until his death, and then the rumors and innuendo began to fly. One of the most outlandish of these stories placed the much feared Director at a homosexual orgy wearing a black dress and a feathered boa.

More conventionally dressed celebrity examples include  British singer James Blunt (Feb. 22, 1974 wik,) actor (The Fighter) Christian Bale (born Jan. 30, 1974 wik) Canadian-born basketball star Steve Nash (born Feb. 7, 1974 adb) and German Expressionist painter, noted for his paintings of animals, Franz Marc (born Feb. 8, 1880 adb.) Female examples include singer Kesha (Kesha Rose Stewart) (born March 1,1987,) actress Ellen Page (born Feb. 21, 1987,) author (Little Women) Louisa May Alcott (born Nov. 29, 1832 adb,) who, like Hoover, sacrificed her sex life for the sake of her career, and the Old West outlaw Belle Starr (born Feb. 5, 1848 wik.)


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