How Dionysian Are YOU?

Pagan Priestess of BacchusJohn Collier – Priestess Of Bacchus

Bacchus & Dionysus are both the same god, the god of wine & good times.

Yes, yes – there is a deeper & darker aspect to these gods. They were said to induce a sort of horny, drunken mania within their worshippers. Though maybe the bit about the female followers tearing the men to pieces in a frenzied bender was just Christian propaganda, you know?

As explored in Ladies Who Wear Leopardskin, the followers of these deities traditionally wore leopardskin. Or tiger, as we see above.

Kate Moss is an excellent example: she has Dionysus square Bacchus. 

There is some full-on, fab info in the Wiki:

“…Dionysus is represented by city religions as the protector of those who do not belong to conventional society and thus symbolizes everything which is chaotic, dangerous and unexpected, everything which escapes human reason and which can only be attributed to the unforeseeable action of the gods.  He was also known as Bacchus the name adopted by the Romans…and the frenzy he induces, bakkheia. His thyrsus is sometimes wound with ivy and dripping with honey. It is a beneficent wand but also a weapon, and can be used to destroy those who oppose his cult and the freedoms he represents. He is also the Liberator (Eleutherios), whose wine, music and ecstatic dance frees his followers from self-conscious fear and care, and subverts the oppressive restraints of the powerful….”

So guys, use the Astrodienst Extended Options feature to input the 3671 for Asteroid Dionysus & 2063 for Bacchus – let’s see to what extent YOU’VE got this energy going on…

I have Dionysus conjunct my Sun…in Pisces, lol.   Oh and Bacchus trine Jupiter BUT in Capricorn. That’s probably what saves me.

Right now, Dionysus & Bacchus are caught up in a t-square with Venus: massive bacchanalia & decadence vibe for peeps born at the end of Pisces, Saggo & Gemini…Hmmm.

Thoughts please?

 

 

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Ioana
Ioana

I have felt a strong connection to Dionysus since first learning about him. In homeopathy I am a thuja constitution, which is directly and significantly connected to Dionysus. Today I learned that Dionysus is in my first house at 0 degrees In Virgo and Bacchus at 22 in Virgo. Does the 0 degree mark signify that my instinct was correct in my attraction to Dionysus? I can send the birth chart if an attachment link is available. Thanks for any input.

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Ioana I have Asteroid Urania in Pisces conjunct my Pisces Ascendant in the 1st house.

I also have Diana in Aries conjunct Chiron in Pisces in my first house.

Do you know what homeopathic constitutional remedy is connected with that?

Wish Upon a StarMM Member
Wish Upon a Star

Galactica says I have Dionysus in Leo conjunct Sappho in Leo conjunct Jupiter in Leo all in the 5th house. And my Venus in Cancer also in 5th house.

I really think I need to dance and move to work off my stress. LOL !

p.s. Beautiful picture. Why can’t we dress like that anymore? Oh sigh !

Jesse
Jesse

I have Dionysus in 10th Conjunct my Late Libra Sun, Bacchus, also in 10th (Scorpio) square Dejanira in 2nd (Aquarius). Air signs (and a Fixed Water Sign) and Earth Houses… hmmm…. I will ponder about this more.

GFTpisces
GFTpisces

Haha, oh dear. THIS explains a lot. I have Dionysus and Bacchus both in signs with which I would imagine they have a natural affinity — Dionysus in Toro and Bacchus in Sag. This Piscean was extra destined to struggle with the Blue-Devil Hoochie juice from birth! And wine has always been my poison of choice. I can enjoy it in a truly sensual way, but sometimes do just drink it alone on the couch. I also enjoy a good party (Leo Asc, as well.) AND Bacchus in Sag is sextile my Aqua moon, trine my Lilith in Aries (haha… Read more »

Kim
Kim

Bacchus conjunct Moon/Chiron in 8th (all at 15 degrees Aries), Dionysus (at 6 degrees Gemini) conjunct MC at 6 degrees Gemini and Saturn at 8 deg Gemini, opposite Neptune at 5 degrees Sag

Stawr
Stawr

I have Dionysus 3 deg in Leo house 3 Bacchus 5 deg in Aries house 11 So they trine eachother! That’s really about it. I’m not too big into partying, but don’t get me wrong I do like to party. I definetly do like to go out and party and drink and stuff…but I don’t see the point of doing it all the time either. But yea I am definetly what you would call an ocasional drinker. (and no that doesn’t always mean social either) I am drinking wine right now…cause today was just one of those days at work… Read more »

suzi
suzi

I have Bacchus in 5th at 12,33 Taurus Sextile Cancer Moon in 7 and Pisces IC-Mercury in 4, Trine Virgo MC and Cap Saturn in 1st, Square Leo Uranus in 9 and Oppositeeeee Scorpio Neptune in 11 (wide Trine Jupiter and Pluto)… Bloody hell! Dionysis is at 1,35 Cancer in 7th Conjunct Descendant Sextile Virgo Pluto in 9, Trine Pisces Chiron-Mars in 3 and Neppie in 11 and Opposite Cap Jupiter-Ascendant. Yep… explains everything… so many aspects… it’s just a normal part of me… to be free… hehe. Yes okay… I have indulged. Right now… transiting in the universe… Bacchus… Read more »

Dixie
Dixie

Have just discovered that my fun-loving Leo ascendant is further enhanced by 11H Dionysus in Cancer that opposes 5H Bacchus in Cap, both either in sextile or trine with my 9H Taurus Sun & 1H Virgo Moon. Oh how I love the beverages, especially champagne! And bawdy events make me roar with laughter. Always ready for a celebration & every day is worthy of one.

quintile
quintile

our lovely (!) home town Sydney is connected strongly to Dionysis as the name Sydney comes from St Denis – who was the christian adaption of the pagan god. It fits the birth of modern day “Sydney” – on the shores of the harbour, a 3 day orgy amongst uncontrollable convicts let loose after months at sea and a life threatening thunder storm! http://bit.ly/snon7B

mrcreosote
mrcreosote

So, me sun virgo, cap asc have
dionysis cancer 6th (with mars), bacchus libra 10th
dionysis is square moon and MC, and trine venus, jupiter and chiron
bacchus is opposite moon and trine saturn
and even though it doesn’t show it it looks like they are square each other

Liz
Liz

Bacchus conjunct my Pisces Ascendant/Venus/Chiron conjunction, and opposite my Moon; Dionysus conjunct my Imum Coeli, trine my Saturn, and sextile my Mercury. I do not drink much except at a special event or meal and now never to great excess. However, I am like a magnet for alcoholics and addicts. Drunk, high or straight – even complete strangers are strangely drawn in and compelled to either love me up or wreck me.

Jessica
Jessica

Dionysis in Leo 7th house sextile Mercury in Gemini trine Mars in Aries

Bacchus in Cancer 5th house conjunct Sun in Cancer, trine Libra MC

greer
greer

I’m a Sun in Leo, I haveDionysus at 1 Leo, Bacchus at 5 Libra. Have been investigating, also I have Venus at 0 Libra. Heavily driven to visual aesthetics, spot-lightery, and indulgence of all sorts, but also have Mars in Virgo- thus prone to spastic back-and-forths between obsessive cleaning and organizing and being in a complete, spaced out (Moon in Pisces) haze for days at a time.

Scorpigo
Scorpigo

Dionysius & Bacchus both in Virgo both trine Saturn in Capricorn. So basically I am super boring & as un-dionysian as possible.

meg
meg

Thank you for the post on Bacchus – a dear,dear friend of mine (for 28 years) who chose to leave this plane on Jan 1 this year. His reasons were actually extremely sound and resonate so much with those of us he left behind, we have to actually respect his decision – big time! The last encounter I had with this man was dancing beyond the universe at a party one week before his passing, something I will grip forever as a state to be desired. The ability to exist beyond the ‘norm’ and embrace the wild existential beyond-ness was… Read more »

Taurus81
Taurus81

<3 this, thank you.

Aqualeoscorpmn
Aqualeoscorpmn

Sun conjunct, Bacchus Explains my Love of freeing people with Dance music. Ive always felt my profession is involved in subverting societial oppression. Its in 7th house, wild in relationships. Sextile neptine in the fifth wild romance wild hobbies, opposite ascendant. Need to balance those aspects in order to stay achieve success. I can be too much about the good times, making up from a good timeless childhood. Trine my pluto in the third, influences out of control ways of communication. Dionysius in the In the 12th making a GWT to venus in the 8th and uranus in the 4th.… Read more »

Taurus81
Taurus81

Hmm. I have Dionysus and Bacchus in Aries in my otherwise empty (natal) 9th house, with Bacchus pretty close to the MC. I don’t know how to figure out aspects yet.
Any input welcome, please 🙂

year of the fox
year of the fox

Maybe get a job at a vineyard or making wines! 😀

Taurus81
Taurus81

I’ve considered it! 🙂

Sonyah
Sonyah

I’ve got Bacchus in early Cap, not aspecting anything. The real fun is Dionysus, which I have conjunct my Uranus, Sun and Neptune, first house Cap.
I know you’ve said before that there are two types of Caps: the Saturnine and the Dionysian. I think you can guess what type I am 😉

andromeda
andromeda

Bacchus in Taurus in 11th (Hic!). Dionysius near exact on my IC in Virgo 3rd House. Combine that with my Saggi NN and there were too many years I enjoyed carousing with my friends in whatever fishing village I was living in. As a backpacker who worked in various continents, it was a theme. Three day parties that had shamanic intervals (some call them black-outs) etc. were my way of attaining the spiritual. Luckily I am not in the least addictive and gave it up without effort after becoming epileptic (!). Now I work doing energy healing a little more… Read more »

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

Yeah I hear ya. I’ll kneel at the alter of Bacchus any day, but give me a sober Sunday morning plugged into the piano and Dionysus really does his thing. There are many ways to access the bacchanal, just as long as we keep keying in.

andromeda
andromeda

Dreamy. Feel like I can hear your emotion playing the Universe from here..

andromeda
andromeda

And where is yours btw?!

Link
Link

Dionysus 10 deg Leo in 8th, trine Venus.
Bachus Cap, 1st hse, Square Jupes~exact..
Hmph a balance I suppose. I don’t mind being the entertainment, or performing, but alcohol, parties and me doesn’t come high on my list as a potential good time to have.

harp...
harp...

The Leo Socialitte I have Dionysus on Sun, and Milleuanotte, I have Bacchus 4th/IC… both your posts resonate…

Yes, I do Saturn- I let it out and take it in at the moment.

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite

Milleunanotte i think we were secret sisters, one of us imprisoned in a tower the other banished from the kingdom, I have Dionysus on my Sun and Bacchus rising in libra. The first party i ever got a buzz at was a Bacchanalian revel or maybe it was dionysus, i was modelling at the time, partying with beautiful boys, young, naked but for my ivy g string, i remember striding round covered in glitter, the music, the gorgeous guys, wine-wine-wine, more music, passing out on a leopardskin by the pool, waking up with a buddhist monk next to me politely… Read more »

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

I hope you are talking about SECOND Saturn return! Babe, who’s gonna keep the fires burning if we don’t fan the flames?! My faith in the pre first Saturn return gen to burn this up is really kinda gone… x

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Bacchus in Pisces 4th house trine Dionysus Scorpio 12th. Some ideas: i’m quite at home with debauchery; i drink alone; i get high and have sex; i encourage drunken wildness in lovers; sex is like being high; i drink to escape; i drink in secret; i feel at home in a den of vice; debauch brings me mystical experiences; sex is shamanic; going crazy feels so right; anything i own that looks like leopard print is probably joint/cig burn holes if you look closer that was fun..he heh of course i’m a ‘good’ girl at the moment but i can… Read more »

Lexicorn
Lexicorn

I love all of the above. But let’s not linger on the last para, no? Saturn is as Saturn does yet dionysus does lie within the wisest. AND as we know, the light is always brighter in the dark, yeah? x

La folie
La folie

Wow. you are such a Pisces Mille! Totally got lost in all that and it reminded me of the hot Pisces barista’s response to my question about how his weekend was – “WILD” 🙂

gemyogi
gemyogi

Bacchus in my 12th house, Aries, 8 deg, and Dionysus in 4th house Leo 15 deg. Both houses have nothing else in them.

I do love a drink and a party, but sometimes feel very anti-social. If I’m not feeling confident and good about myself social occasions can seem extremely scary and I will avoid them.

I’m reminded of ‘The Secret History’ by Donna Tartt. Great book, and very interesting about Dionysian ritual.

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

Bacchus in my 12th house Libra.

I too love to go out and really raise hell and party maybe about once every two or three months then I am back to being anti-social as well and reading, painting etc at home.
My friends always thought that to be really weird behavior.
I hate to drink at home or alone. I save it only for festivities! I like to get crazy and out-of-control.

Lucy
Lucy

Bacchus square sun, mercury and venus?! In 3rd house Capricorn. What could that mean?

Kataka4
Kataka4

Both are tucked up in my 8th house in Gemini with Venus and Saturn, with Bacchus trine uranus. Any thoughts on how to Interpret this? Maybe shows that I likely to deal with loss through a few drinks, magnified by saturn… Doesn’t sound good. Lol.

MiloBloom
MiloBloom

OH BACCHUS, just one more thing to add to my crowded 7th house (Libra). Although it’s conjunct Saturn, so maybe that tempers it a little? Probably not, lol ..

Can’t win. Destined to be a lazy pleasure-loving Libra until my dying days. The rest of my planets are mostly in my 5th house, so I give up 😀

H
H

Interesting post. Was reading about Bacchus . It seems that he and his wild followers represent the human need to be wild. If denied the wild places in ourselves and in life, the need takes over, becoming all-consuming and out of control. Dangerously so. Such is the psyche’s need for freedom ; ultimately, it’s all about balance and equilibrium and the murderous results of trying to live an over-civilised life, especially, if dictated by others.

Messy Leo
Messy Leo

I have both in Cancer; Bacchus conjunct Venus and Dionysus conjunct NN. I can definitely relate; when I was 14 I went nutters for a bit and refused to refuse any drug or alcohol use – I would push myself to the absolute limit that was possible for me at that time. I was lucky enough to emerge unscathed, but learned a lot of things the hard way at that time in my life. However, I definitely don’t object to recreational use of certain psychedelic substances, just in great moderation because my Neptune asc can’t seem to handle it these… Read more »

The Empress
The Empress

I have Bacchus conjunct my Sun and Saturn. They seem to be straddling it lol Relate a lot to a Bacchanalian way of life. But as Saturn is conjunct as well as the sun it evens things out giving me a sense of control. Most of the time. 😉

Cygnette
Cygnette

How good is astrology, I have always loved wearing animal print and I have Bacchus conjunct ascendant and venus. And opposite uranus. Dionysus is trine saturn so perhaps that’s why it’s all a bit on the subtle side.

fluidfeline
fluidfeline

Makes me think of the Season 2 True Blood episodes with Maryann, the Maenad who worshipped Dionysus : “We need to be out of control. We crave it.”

Dionysus conjunct my Mercury/Uranus & Pluto conjunction in Virgo 7th house in wide square to Bacchus in 4th house Gemini. Explains a few things… Trans Dionysus is in exact conj to my Gem Venus today and in exact opposition to trans Bacchus!

The Empress
The Empress

“Makes me think of the Season 2 True Blood episodes with Maryann, the Maenad who worshipped Dionysus : “We need to be out of control. We crave it.””

I LOVED that storyline in True Blood. Until they went too far.

Whitewhisper
Whitewhisper

Me too!!!
I have my sun at 26 Sadge, and I have Dio 20 Aquarius, conjunct (?) my moon 23 Aquarius, and Lilith 24 Aquarius in the 12th, and Bac in Scorpio in my 8th. Still kinda new at this, but it may explain a lot. 😉

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

My favorite storyline too!
It can never go too far! 😉 More wine, men and frenzied dancing!
Bacchalia fest!

La folie
La folie

Can’t even be bothered to look mine up. I know I’m not Dionysian. Too much Saturn in my chart. Big party pooper.

La folie
La folie

ok. Curiosity killed me. Dionysis in Scorp conjunct Scorp Sun and Neptune in 10th house. Makes sense… I’ve been told by a few work colleagues that I’m their fantasy girl or the girl at work they most want to sleep with. Have had plenty of sex with work colleagues too. Not to sleep my way to the top (would NEVER do that!) but just for fun and ’cause my Venus in Libra can’t resist the good looking ones. A friend of mine gave me a fridge magnet years ago. It was one of those retro images and it said “Office… Read more »

La folie
La folie

Ha. Just realised I’m being up myself. Finally i vibe Leonine. Well, the moon is in Leo… and squaring EVERYTHING in my chart! Ready to rip somebody’s head off!

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

I always feel up myself after posting about myself.

La folie
La folie

😆

goldenfleece
goldenfleece

hey Lovelies,
Neither of you come across that way.
You seem to be making honest observations,
Nothing up yourself in that, you saucy minxs ! x

La folie
La folie

Mwah x. 😉

leogroover
leogroover

its very enlightening to say something about yourself thats no so PC. Very Leo to let it out. La folie thumbs up.
i’m a bad girl for love so what?

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Yeh true, i’ve loved your posts over the time i’ve been reading Mystic, leogroover.

leogroover
leogroover

you heartbreaker you. Mille. love your work too yo u ar so generous with your loving comments. much appreciated

La folie
La folie

Cheers ‘Groover! I could warm to this Leonine stuff 🙂

milleunanotte
milleunanotte

Goldy, you’re generous and gorgeous! xx

Is that a bunch of flame in your avatar?

sagitta
sagitta

I have almost exactly the same placements–but in different houses. I have Dionysus conjunct my sun and Neptune at 2 degrees in Scorpio, 12th house. Bacchus is in Libra, 11th house.

I guess my decadence gets hidden because it is in the 12th house? Is that what it means? I am almost painfully righteous–no shenanigans, no drinking, no binges (Well, I do eat a lot of popcorn.)

wildwood
wildwood

Ummm… Dionysis trine Jupiter BUT square Pluto, and Bacchus conjunct Uranus in 12th house. I feel like there must be some clear meaning to glean from that but right now I’ve got nothing!

Nathan
Nathan

Dionysus in Taurus trine Sun Cap, squares Moon Leo, Conjunct Chiron. (no small wonder I drink a lot when hurt eh?)

Bacchus in Cap

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

Dionysus in Leo in 10th House right on top of my Leo Mc. I a seen as the party animal at concerts, live shows? I am a performer. lol!
Bacchus in Libra in 12th House.
This explains a lot!

year of the fox
year of the fox

Bacchus conjunct my sun and uranus (Libra). But Dionysus conjunct my south node and SQUARE to Bacchus.

Perhaps I was a partier in a past life? But I’m def. NOT a party person in this life. I hate parties. .

yesh
yesh

bacchus, sun, jupiter, mercury, ubasti and pan conjunct (with in 4 degrees) in the last part of sag…i guess its lucky ive had glandular fever recently and am saved from inflicting worse damage on myself…

yesh
yesh

oh and dionysis exact conjunct chiron in aries…does this mean the most direct route to healing is through rampant hedonism? 😀

suzi
suzi

yesh 😉 hehehe

E
E

Dionysus in the 2nd in Gemini (where my moon is) and Bacchus in the 6th
in Libra where Pluto is, can someone speculate as to what this could mean?

catfish moon
catfish moon

Dionysus in the 10th in Gemini trine Bacchus in Aquarius in the 6th.

Other than Dionysus semisextiling my sun they make no aspects to anything else in my chart.
I guess I am much of either…..

except Dionysus in Gemini in the 10th could be sometimes people see me like that and sometimes they see me completely different.

harp...
harp...

Good grief

Dionysis Conjoined TN+Sun in 2nd

Bacchus on IC

shivvers …

The Empress
The Empress

😮

jane_rising
jane_rising

Dionysus conjunct Sun in Gemini trine Jupiter in Aquarius….opposition Neptune in Capricorn…..so does it mean when i indulge in good wine and times i am luckier than when i don’t? Bacchus in Capricorn sextile Saturn in Scorpio….and sextile Scorpio rising….. ” His thyrsus is sometimes wound with ivy and dripping with honey. It is a beneficent wand but also a weapon, and can be used to destroy those who oppose his cult and the freedoms he represents. He is also the Liberator (Eleutherios), whose wine, music and ecstatic dance frees his followers from self-conscious fear and care, and subverts the… Read more »

leogroover
leogroover

where do i sign up?

jane_rising
jane_rising

😉

davidl
davidl

Dionysus conjuct venus in the 11th….possibly conjunct jupiter at the moment. hmmmm

The Empress
The Empress

Hmmm indeed. I didn’t look at how they were transiting. Dionysus is conjunct my Moon atm. Explains a lot.

salmon ella
salmon ella

Bacchus is practically on top of my Neptune in Capricorn. Dionysus is waaaay over in Taurus not doing much interesting besides (if I’m reading the chart correctly, a bit new to astro) trining Bacchus…

Not… 100% sure what that means, haha 😛 Trines are amplifying/strengthening, right? So I have all this crazy hedonistic energy on my Neptune? Yikes!

The Empress
The Empress

Trines create flow so there is a kind of an easy vibe to Bacchus and Dionysus in your chart. Being in Cap though will make you more responsible. Or horny maybe lol Sorry, I’ve been reading a lot about the Horned God lately.

salmon ella
salmon ella

Lol I didn’t use to be horny, but lately… >.> I am very responsible about my debauchery though, so that makes a lot of sense! Thanks!

chaos in virgoan form
chaos in virgoan form

also this full moon just lit up my 12th house? should i be concerned|?

chaos in virgoan form
chaos in virgoan form

Bacchus in sag in third house wedged between saturn and uranus : {

and dio in leo in 11th house….social party animal? thats as much as i understand lol : )

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