Want some Eighties Astrology Tips? No, you don’t. Many of the zodiac takes were sexist, dictatorial and just plain weird. But check out the hair mousse.
Or, the caption to the picture above.
January 1985. ‘…If you’re sentimental and old-fashioned, pouty and cuddly, chances are you’re a Cancer….’
And of course, Cancer teenagers of the Eighties all wanted to get married asap and hung around in wedding frocks.
Many of you peeps reading did not get to experience the gaudy glory that was Eighties Astrology. Sextrology was big and gender assumptions were vast. Men played the field for as long as possible and women tried to capture them. In one astrological article, the exact same zodiac signs would get different treatments according to their gender. Leo Man: Proud, desirable, successful. Leo Woman: Attention-seeking, a ball-breaker if not able to have children.
Eighties Astrology Was Garish And Sexist
The Eighties astrology generally assumed that every relationship or romantic interest was with “the opposite sex” and that men had the power/initiative in any equation.
Usually monogamous when in honeymoon phase of marriage, when transiting a masochistic or asexual phase, or when she is suffering from guilt & tries to make up for it by suppressing her libido. Few stay sexually faithful to husbands all their lives. She can rarely resist verifying whether far-out techniques in seduction equal prowess in bed.
Reasons for her to become non-monogamous:
1. Searches new sexual experiences, variations, better lovers.
2. Sexual or emotional starvation.
3. Use of sex as power ploy. (duh)
4. Need for reassurance about her own powers.
5. Misplaced anger at mate.
6. Fear of death.
7. Drug addiction.
8. Submission to powerful fantasy man who can dominate her for a time.
May try for experimentation, but almost never interested in gay lifestyle. She links sex with power, and it’s still men who have the latter.
And, the last time Saturn was at the point it is heading toward now, it was THIS – now is the Saturn Return of then. Read what you want from the cover lines – all these covers are July 1987.
Lessons From The Eighties: Never assume that one group is automatically going to hold power forever. Eyebrows go in and out of fashion so try not to irrevocably fuq with them as they are hard to grow back.
Royalty by birth or marriage is not what it used to be. Madonna does in fact have super-powers of career endurance and resilience.
That Cosmo shot above was her Saturn Return – the first one. She is past her second Saturn Return now and still trucking along.
Looking for Eighties Astrology examples, I noticed people looked weird. It was not just the mousse and sexism. It was before Botox. Though I think we are at peak Botox and face filler now, it is interesting to think of the olden days. In the Eighties, skincare was Apricot scrubs and peel-off blue face masks.