Astrology offers a way to do just that. Like artists, astrologers seek to capture the essence of their subject – that unique signature style that sets one apart in the sea of humanity.
The best place to start is with the 5th house. It’s here that you find your potentiality for self-expression. Keep in mind however, that you could choose to use this energy to camouflage your real Self.
The 5th house is a place of enormous complexity. It symbolises not only that in which you take pleasure (Venus ‘delights’ here), but also it’s home to your heart chakra. The 5th house channels your life’s vital energy. It also symbolises your ability to give and receive without strings.
If your 5th house energy is inhibited or blocked, you’re unable to fulfil your promise. In this case, the ruler of your 5th house (and any planets residing there) provides clues. Societal attitudes toward self-expression are also synthesized in the 5th house.
I have Scorpio on my 5th house cusp. This makes Pluto (in my 2nd house in Leo) and Mars (in Virgo conjunct Venus in the 3rd) the co-rulers of the face I present to others. As Scorpio is renouned for being guarded and suspicious, it’s little surprise that, for my own protection, I hide myself away. Perhaps early on I learned that expression of the ‘real me’ was dangerous? I realise that under my easy Libran smile, my teeth are always clenched. Clearly something intense is going on under the surface. Maybe it’s the ever-present survival concerns (Pluto in Leo in 2nd house) especially in regard to financial security? Or maybe I’m mistrustful of life in general?
People have told me that I have a piercing gaze. I hold eye contact with them longer than is comfortable. What am I looking for? My Mars in Virgo squares my Moon. This suggests my playful Gemini Moon is seeking a way to relax and let ‘go’.
Can others see this in my face? Can I?