Are there astrological indicators for left-handedness? Anecdotally, it seems to be linked to more prominent Uranus placements.
I know, of course, that there is a traditional Fire + Air signs = “logical” or “masculine” and Earth + Water signs as “intuitive” aka “female” distinction. It makes sense in a Yin-Yangy sort of way but it’s not particularly satisfying – is there any data on the astrological factors most likely to correlate with left-handed people?
As I am sure you know, the thinking goes that if you are left-handed, your thinking is governed by the inarticulate but intuitive right-brain hemisphere and right-handers think via their left-brain, which is ultra-rational.
The Left-Handedness of Modern Literature puts it far more eloquently, screenshot below.
So I’m left-handed, as is my daughter and we’re both Aquarius Rising but she benefitted from a school system that never once tried to alter her mind by making her write with the other hand.
Were You Made To Be Right-Handed?
Whereas, like many Gen X Pluto in Virgo people, I have horrible memories of teachers storming over and snatching the pen out of my left hand when I was five. It was the Seventies – not the Dark Ages. I gather it was even more intensive for baby boomers.
Is it an Aquarian thing? Heriditary? Neither my parents or any older relatives are/were left-handed but maybe they weren’t allowed to be? Remember the word ‘sinister’ doesn’t mean scary or evil, it means left-handed. They were conflated. The French word ‘gauche’ translates as clumsy or naive and, yes, left.
I was speaking with someone very learned on this subject the other day and when I confidently asserted the ‘established fact’ that 10% of the population are left-handed, she said it was supposed to be 50% but that left handers or ‘right brain’ thinkers had been bred out – deliberately.
Were Left-Handers Bred Out On Purpose?
Why? Science has associated left-handedness with divergent thinking and sure, it was pretty much a guaranteed death sentence in the 15th to 18th Century, as it was considered a witch indicator. Then again so were black cats and being female with a brain.
Later it was connected to “primitive tribes” or seen as an indicator of “lunacy.” In 1907, Robert Hertz, a French Cancerian sociologist became the first mainstream thinker to try and turn this around.
Hertz* not only argued against the scientific view that a “left hand too gifted and agile revealed a nature against the right order” – he said that this repression damaged society, making it imbalanced.
It was brave to write this in the early 20th Century – left-handers were not allowed to enter professions like law or medicine and it was still widely seen as a defect, at best.
He hoped that the bias was in its last days back then – is it done yet? Are there astrological indicators for being left-handed? And what do you think of the idea that we are missing left hand/right brain perspective in society?
*The natal astro of Robert Hertz shows someone more than equipped to change cultural paradigms: he had an unbelievable array in Taurus – Mars, Saturn, Moon, Neptune, Jupiter, Venus, Chiron and Pluto – with most of it trine Uranus in Virgo.
Sadly he died just shy of 35, killed in action during World War 1 – being left-handed was no barrier to enlisting.