It’s easily overlooked that Picasso was not merely a painter.
You can include sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, writer, poet and playwright to his considerable repertoire.
Even what he is best known for, Cubism, is like an attempt to solidify a two dimensional form.
With a Leo ascendant, there is a powerfully creative approach to life.
His ruler, the Sun, in Scorpio in house 4, anchors him deeply in the fathoms of psychology and in the ancestry, symbols and mythology of his and the collective genetic past.
Appreciation of beauty
So much has of course, rightly, been made of this. But he also has Venus in Libra in house 3.
Here is an appreciation of beauty (and women) and a need to express it verbally and through written form: writing and poetry.
This Venus is in a loose sextile to a house 5 Moon in Sagittarius, giving him wider creative expression for this trait.
Then there’s Mars, his sun ruler, in Cancer in house 12. Here is the emotive energy which can erupt from the subconscious through creativity, aided by the sextile to inspirational Neptune in Taurus in house 10.
But it’s his Taurus house 10 which is most interesting.
Here we have Saturn and Neptune in a loose conjunction, with Jupiter and Pluto doing the same later in the sign, opposed to Mercury in house 4.
Here is the purpose of strong physicality, the constructive approach, the need to transcend it, expand it and ultimately transform it into something else, the latter examined and inspected deeply, with great intensity.
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