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Scorpio Living With No Earth Planets

Scorpio Living With No Earth Planets

So, I was reading an article on Inferior Functions yesterday which examined the natal chart of Marilyn Monroe, who was a sex goddess and master of sensuality (an earthy quality). In reality, she suffered from an absence of earth planets in her natal chart, subsisting mostly on the astrology elements of air and water. Contrary to popular thought, Marilyn Monroe was not fixated on the flesh and its pleasures — she was secretly all thought (air) and emotion (water)!

Consequently she was sort of lost …and well, we know her fate.

This was startling to me!! And I looked at my natal chart and found I have no Earth planets either …and though my Ascendant is in the Earth sign of Capricorn…. because ascendants are “masks,” this is sort of a facade…it suggests to the world I’m really grounded, when I’m not.

So, all my life on the outside (via my ascendant) I’ve been very competent, conservative and traditional — but inside the real me has been such a chaotic extremist. (Scorpio with Sag stellium, what can I say). 🙂

My Scorpio Sun in the Ninth House of Philosophy renders an intense emotional and overwhelmingly reflective existence. Continuing that theme, I have 4 planets clustered together in a super fiery philosophical stellium in the sign of Sagittarius — thoughts are my ultimate passion. They are life and death for me. I swoon in them 24-7.

I drown in my emotions (thanks for the help Cancer moon!) , and I just volley from one point of chaos to the other never able to really root myself and make my dreams come true.

I cried this morning to discover that my natal chart actually reflected that destiny, I thought it was just simple, transient Sag wanderlust, but on top of the adventurous impact of all my Sagittarius energy I realize I have an absence of Earth… no natural aptitude to dig roots and stabilize.

This revelation terrified but relieved me…

I understand now why despite having so much talent and insight I struggle to concretize my ambitions.

In fact, I self-destruct and self-sabotage. I don’t cut, but I understand the compulsion. Luckily, I don’t drink or do drugs … I’m high from my emotions and that alone leaves me detached and on the verge of annihilation.

Fortunately — I never go past the verge — I think it has to do with two of my two planets in Libra including the death planet of Pluto…there’s like a last minute balance stopping me from going over the edge. I just stand there and look at the edge (lol) and analyze it.

As a Scorpio, I know this world won’t ever kill me. I’m strong even in my moments of self-destruction. So, no sympathy!!! I’m just saying it’s agonizing.

People constantly compliment me and everyone expects me to be so successful. But the truth is , despite my businesslike and pulled-together, under-control exterior, I AM DESPERATELY UNANCHORED.

I mean. I know myself. I’m very self-defined and self sufficient. But all the Scorpio emotion binding with a Sagittarius fire stellium with Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Neptune …leaves me quite absorbed internally, whether by thought or emotion. It’s hard to force energy outward into the external, tangible world.

Reality … is an illusion for me. I rebel against it and well, nothing ever leads to anything.

I wonder if there’s a remedy? What can I do to ground myself? What do you other EARTHLESS or people of absent elements or inferior functions  do?

(saying Earthless is funny … I actually refer to myself a lot as an “alien” because I feel so detached from relatives and everyone around me…I have no interest in what they are talking about… I’m totally about the abstract).

So, I’m gaming that my Cap Ascendant will help me with success in life. I’ll try to leverage it. I dunno.
I’m spooked. I JUST found out about inferior functions …and all I can say is SCARY!

(originally posted 9/20/2008)

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Synthia L. Rose

Synthia L. Rose is a 9th house Scorpio with a four-planet stellium in Sagittarius. She has more than 10 years of experience as a professional journalist and six years of experience as a professional blogger. An ardent student of astrology, she has studied intuitive astrology since 2008. Synthia is obsessed with penning blogs that examine Scorpio's mystique, Plutonic personalities and the risqué, taboo 8th house life.