Sagittarius Sun Aquarius Moon = Epochal Poet

 Nautilus shell with leaf, constellation and constellation map. Surreal collage

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

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I am Sag sun and Aqua Moon and I can attest to this being completely on point 🙌🏼


Question: Okay, so I keep on getting told by the Oracle/Tarot/Horoscopes to access my Mars, but I’m not really sure how to use it?

My Mars is in Saggi, conj. Venus in the 6th house.It squares Lilith in Virgo and has a minor aspect to Neptune. Otherwise, it is unaspected.

My energy levels are very up and down, so it’s hard for me to get anything done. Any tips? Trying to get this new year started right. xxx


well Saturn will be on your Mars. Saturn likes a plan as Mystic says.

Plan a routine and some kind of discipline in your 6th house of daily activities?
Might be easier with Saturn transiting. Make sure that it’s something that inspires you and allows for a bit of spontaneity as well because Saggo gets bored and gives up otherwise. It’s a restless energy. I know, I have Saggo moon. 🙂

I have Mars in Virgo so don’t mind routine but Mars in a fire sign would be hard to control. It can be done with Saturn’s help. 🙂


Hi socialgraffitti, I am no expert on Sagg, but here’s my tuppenceworth. Take or leave it as you see fit! In my experience of Mars it needs to be put to work. It could be a paradox – is your lack of energy because you need to work your Mars harder?? Like the lovely Scorpbot, I have Mars in Virgo plus a lot of Cap and I need to be working very hard in a grounded earthy way to be happy. You say your Mars is relatively unaspected BUT conj Venus in 6th is, imho, actually a pretty powerful placement.… Read more »


well said Chrysalis! Especially the part about Venus.

My Mars trines my Cap asc. Sometimes it makes me lazy because I know I can do it.

Feeling very unmotivated at the moment. Procrastinating too much. Maybe it’s just the intense astro or maybe i’m waiting for the pressure to build because. So many squares and oppositions in my chart it’s like I need pressure to thrive.


Every Cappy I know has trouble with down-time… I can imagine the ‘holidays’ must seem quite flat after your big year at art school and all the structure. Not to mention Pluto doing your Cap rising and Saturn finished with your sun…. Don’t stress… take that Sagg moon to the beach 🙂 So do you have a grand earth trine too? Mine is Mars, Cap moon and Jupe in Taurus. It’s taken me years to get with working this but it’s the only way I can make my Pisces sun stellium behave properly, esp. now with Neptune exact conjunct. I… Read more »


Love your analysis Chrys. I was thinking — but I don’t have much Cap, but i *do* have Cap MC in my 10th… I like to work hard for a while, then totally veg out. I work in bursts or seasons. I relate to ‘work hard, play hard’ but I’m not extremely type A or workaholic, however I seem to have many friends who are — because I like interesting, smart ppl. I have Mars Merc moon in Toro 2nd house and sun in Gem 2nd. Saturn squares my moon & merc but trines my Mars. Uranus squares my moon… Read more »


and I am pretty good at procrastinating.. esp when I really don’t enjoy doing, or want to do, the thing.


I’ve got Uranus square moon in 11th. Saturn transiting that house atm. We both have Uranus trine Jupes in Toro. And I have natal Jupiter Saturn square. Jupiter gets excited and says “yaaay” then Saturn comes along and says ‘NO!!” Constant balancing act. I like to work in bursts too. I’m not consistent as I’d like to be. Same with the LZ tendencies. Neptune doesn’t aspect my Mars but it conjuncts my Sun in 10th. I use to do illustrations of my unavailables, to get them out of my system 😀 And it’s great to be surrounded by interesting, smart… Read more »


My vertex is at 0 in saggo in 8th


I am diggin moon in aqua too — fresh, analytical new era vibe


And my Aries asc likes Uranus in Aries 🙂


don’t mind Aqua moon but Uranus is squaring my Cap asc. Don’t like it.


think of it as a chance for growth 😆


have you done any art lately? I haven’t but been thinking about it 😉


Yeah same.. more thinking than doing. 🙂

I did do a small acrylic painting on board 2 weeks ago. And have a half finished still life sitting on my easel but couldn’t be arsed completing it.
I’m just bored with representational stuff. Keen to do some pastel drawings but it’s too hot and messy in this heat.


@Scorpbot: Yes, my Mars is at the end of Sag though. So it’s gonna take a few years for Saturn to hit it… looking forward to it though 😀

: Thanks for your analysis- I think you’re really on-point. I noticed I really need exercise daily in order to function well. Otherwise I’m all over the place.


…dare you to become the wind !!


Ugh, god, Rilke. I healed myself of a friend’s death, almost, one night, reading the Elegies.

Runa Hauk

Absolute perfection for where I am at in my life at this very moment engaged in massive, total CHANGES.


So glad you shared this with all. Happy New Year to you and every follower and Rilke lover. The photo with it is strangely beautiful, too.


What a beautiful and apt poem to begin this new year with. Thank you so much Mystic for your amazing *everything* – from style to wisdom. You are a real blessing in my life. I guess that all enlightened people or those that are more tuned in to The Path speak the same language in different ways. The Rilke poem reminds me of this Taoist saying: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu Happy… Read more »


Happy new year all! Here is to hope 🙂


Beautiful. My lovely Mum’s name was Daphne. The poem seemed even more profound because of that. Something to ponder this New Year’s Day evening.


I like this, but not all things that flow are beautiful and not all things that are rigid easily shattered, congealed.
Some of us are birds that move about but some of us are trees. Planted firm in the ground, reaching up to the sky. Stillness doesn’t always mean rigidity.


Love Rilke. I always take away the impression of an impish wink whenever I read his poems.

As for the flow… As Bruce lee said,” be like water.”

Funny how a number can reset your thinking when really it’s just another day. Is it a fixed thing to rail against change? Even a year date change?

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

LORD FUQ LORD today’s daily mystic has practically saved my LIFE.

Thankyou from the bottom of my heart

It REALLY is a whole new book right now….


Rilke is haute Venus-Neptune. Always a favorite. 🙂
Crazy chart. Leo-Taurus ZZ feels like it must have been as intense as this one. He’s got a fixed grand cross of Pluto-Uranus-Jupiter-Saturn?!?! We always felt like we’re living in the most interesting times, ha, how little we remember. Happy new year, beautifuls! Xxxox


Where’s Calypso?

You made it into Top Five Commenters 😀

Congrats and Happy New Year! xx


just got home from my New Years adventures! replied to you post on that thread. who woulda thunk it eh? big love and best of wishes for your New Year Scorpbot 🙂 xx


LOlz enjoy your candles lovelies! hoping they BANISH everything you no longer need/want in your lives 😉 HNY!


Thanks Gem, can’t wait to light it and have the lovely fragrance wafting through my abode.
HNY to you too 🙂


Thanks Cal, saw your comment on the other thread.
May we be in the right place at the right time when our ship comes in 😉
Wishing you lovely jubbly things for 2015

Year of the Phoenix

Wow! That was beautiful!

With that ode to nowness I wish you all the PIABs a fab one as I dive back into my Micro Business Plan and the retooling! Loving NEIS and the weird way my life is flowing and how I am being granted this special time to focus on our new business in the Year of the Phoenix woohoo!


I love this poem. I have a photocopy from the library taped above my bed! The translation Mystic posted is gorgeous, and I’d like to share the version I’m most familiar with “Will transformation. Oh, be inspired for the flame in which a Thing disappears and bursts into something else; the spirit of re-creation which masters this earthly form loves most the pivoting point where you are no longer yourself. What tightens into survivial is already inert; how safe is it really in its inconspicuous gray? From far off a far greater hardness warns what is hard, and the absent… Read more »

12th house virgo

Beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing.




Translation, the ultimate mutable activity… It fascinates me. Thank you for sharing this version. Xxx


Aaah wow… swooon – what a beautiful version too. Thank-you.

catfish moon

OH!!! First one was lovely and this is divine!

The Venus Fly

Phoenix On.



That really resonates, beautiful!

Happy New Year you bunch of gorgeous peeps! I don’t drink much so I kicked off my New Year’s Day with a very early swim at the beach. The swell was big & the waves were rolling in. I could barely catch my breath between diving under the waves & then seeing the next big one coming in about the break. It reminded me of zz; propelling yourself into the wave as it’s about to break. Hope you guys have a wonderful year! xxx


Oh, Rilke… *swoon*

Lucy the Leo

this is just beautiful and I really, really needed it today. Thank you and happy new year to you.


Every happiness is a child of a separation it did not think it could survive. The way I am feeling on the first day of the year, this sentence is generous in optimism. We all have a lot to be happy about living every day. Breathing, thinking, loving, learning, surviving and playing this wonderful game of life.
May the road rise with us all. Thank you Mystic.


Well said. Xx pi


No wonder Ive always felt an unexplainable comradery with Rilke. We are astro-siblings. What a great thought going into the New Year.

L Cat

Uplifted with a passionate upsurge of hope, faith, and beauty reading this, thank you Mystic, blessings for newness. x

12th house virgo

Beautiful. I was going to get on here and mope about being a hopeless lz under heavy Neptune transits, but this…this

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