“I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.” – Giacomo Cassanova
Effective Date- November 4th- December 20th, 2017
Helios’ Astrological Angle on Eros in Sagittarius– So, in the wake of all that Jupiter in Scorpio is dredging up regarding issues of sexual abuse, abuse of power and boundaries being crossed; I’ll admit that I second guessed whether I should write about Eros, god of passion and lust. Is this the right time? More importantly, is there EVER a right time? Jupiter in Scorpio is an uncomfortable truth, one that there never is a right time for, so it just gets lobbed out like a grenade, collateral damage be damned. Eros in Sagittarius, on the other hand, is more like a pick-up artist.
Now, I used to be part of that world (and it was part of why I learned so much about astrology!), and one of the tenets of pickup culture is making yourself stand out from the others in the room so that you can “pull”, or sleep with, the object of your desire. Everything in pickup is designed to make that goal happen. If that creeps you out a bit, it should- it’s a gross world. There are a variety of ways to achieve this, from “peacocking” (wearing something dumb or unique that stands out from your other basic rivals), “demonstrating value” which means showing yourself as an expert on something fun (for instance- Astrology!) to steal attention further, telling ridiculous stories that make yourself sound more interesting or heroic than you actually are by exaggerating details with a subtle or blase delivery (after you have their attention, of course).
Before this turns into another Fuckstrology post, let’s talk about what this actually means; Eros in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Scorpio are actually doing some kind of weird mutual reception. While Eros is the brash action, the pomp and flash, Jupiter is the dark undercurrent of desire that causes the action to even happen in the first place. Done right, this can become a vibrant, pulsating channel of passionate energy that you can use to conquer the world and living a more vital life. Done wrong, and well… then you get sexual predators and abuse of power. This is so easy to have happen, as with our culture and conditioning we are not encouraged to be comfortable with erotic and sensual energy, so when we block it within ourselves we see bad things happen.
So how do you channel this and use Eros? If you are in a relationship, use this to spice things up and try something new (though avoid lemur play, trust me!). Show your devotion to your partner by turning all of your sexual desire and passion towards them, bringing you closer together. If you are not in a relationship, then you may want to actually go out and seek out the company of others, as this energy will come up and overwhelm you if it doesn’t have an… outlet. Just don’t be a douchey pickup artist, know how to take rejection and “No” as an answer, and be aware of consent.
In a word, be a lover, not a lothario.