The Astrology of Rilke? Sagittarius Sun Aquarius Moon and Virgo Rising. You can see it all writ large in his work. He was also part of the generation born with Uranus in Leo square Pluto in Taurus. A natural-born Zap Zoner.
Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, XII
Rainer Marie Rilke*
Want the change. Be inspired by the flame
where everything shines as it disappears.
The artist, while sketching, loves nothing so much
as the curve of the body as it turns away.
What locks itself in sameness has congealed.
Is it safer to be gray and numb?
What turns hard becomes rigid
and is easily shattered.
Pour yourself like a fountain.
Flow into the knowledge that what you are seeking
finishes often at the start, and with ending begins.
Every happiness is the child of a separation
it did not think it could survive. And Daphne,
becoming a laurel,
dares you to become the wind.
And his dating/mating philosophy was utterly Sagittarius Sun Aquarius Moon in action:
“I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other”
The art of being in love or in an intimate relationship while also giving space to another is dear to the psyche of Sagittarius and Aquarius.
When your Sun is in nomadic, Momentum Player Sagittarius and your Moon reflects the Aquarius desire for space, what can you do?
Sagittarius hates to have their stride broken and Aquarius values all relationships equally. These are often misinterpreted as malice or gameplaying but in fact, they’re perfectly clear about it.
If nothing else, this combo makes for an epochal poet.
Image: Joseph Cornell