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How to channel creative energy through the stars
Zurich-based empowerment queen and astrologer Alexandra Kruse shares a piece of astro-advice
Art Stuff 30 Nov 2021

Zurich-based empowerment queen and astrologer Alexandra Kruse shares a piece of astro-advice and names the best muses to look at when you want to take your creative career to the next level

ARIES
Queen of combat – from starting and breaking through

With your head through the wall. With the rocket through the wallpaper! Whether you like it or not, you are, and remain, an absolute front row personality: life keeps pushing you into the front row and you will assert yourself and your great, golden ideas. Why is that so? It’s simple: you bring spring, the breakthrough. With the libido of a crocus that bursts into the light – out of your own strength and power. To bring out your creativity, please do not direct your natural aggression against yourself. Even if this means that from this day on you go to boxing training once a week in the darkest club in town. Own your demons.

Known Aries muses:
Bette Davis, Casanova, Emma Watson, Leonardo da Vinci, Kate Hudson, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Chaplin, Edie Sedgwick, Vivienne Westwood, Sarah Jessica Parker

Planet: MARS
Element: FIRE
Colour: RED

TAURUS
Queen of Flower – the experience of your own sensuality

The deep, dark, humid and fertile soil, the field of beauty, richness. Passion and anger – that is your natural element. As a bull, you are hardworking and very sensual, checking in with a friendly flower dress appearance. A little of the Marie-Antoinette spirit, “Let the people eat cake” is simply in your nature – there is no discussion about that! You love and honour the beautiful things in life. Taurus’s are very fond of luxury goods, harmony and the finer things in life, which is due to Venus. This is also where your inspiration comes from. The lovely Venus, which appears to us sometimes as a wondrous evening star and then again as a morning star, is your cosmic contact person in heaven, watching over beauty, love and growth, and has magical, enchanting, seductive, primordial power. Long story short: you are a very natural force of nature.

Known Taurus muses:
Salvador Dali, Maria Theresa of Austria, Malcom X, Grace Jones, Uma Thurman, Donatella Versace, Audrey Hepburn, Barbara Streisand, Sigmund Freud, Cher

Planet: VENUS
Element: EARTH
Colour: EMERALD

GEMINI
Queen of communication – the world and meeting yourself
You are an enchanting and lively creature who sometimes unpacks the remote control instead of the telephone during a very important meeting. And it’s not because you are so mercilessly flipped – on the contrary – you are transmitting, sparkling on every imaginable level. And all at the same time, which can lead to some confusion – especially in the time of Mercury retrograde! The planet of communication is your master in the sky. Remember, at the time when you were born, summer was just beginning, carefree anticipation was in the air, the smell of popcorn and la pure vida. Guard your ability to rejoice, to discover and to look at the world through the eyes of a child – your innate way of looking at things with a specific ease is your greatest treasure! A little Mary Poppins, a little bit of a great thinker.

Known Gemini muses:
Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Bob Dylan, Amy Schumer, The Olsen Twins, Lana del Rey, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Stevie Nicks, Tory Burch

Planet: MERCURY
Element: AIR
Colour: YELLOW

CANCER
Queen of f low – hard shell, soft core

At the time of your birth, the sun was at its highest point, and all of nature was transformed into a single, sheltered womb. One would not do you an injustice to describe you as “maternal” – but it would be wrong to reduce this adjective only to your ability to bear children. You take care with loving devotion of just about everything that deserves your trust. Earthworms by the wayside, the neighbour’s flowers, the worries of others. If you would, realise that it is an enormous achievement to have such deep compassion and to have mastered the art of intuitive care in a confusing world like ours again and again. Allow yourself to blow your armour from time to time, simply to be able to grow. Moon child, beautiful like a lotus flower, sensitive like a mimosa and moody like no other! Born as a crab, your element is water, so make sure you are in the flow, including your mother-of-pearl to pastel-coloured robes.

Known Cancer muses:
Lady Diana, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Pamela Anderson, Angela Merkel, Gisele, Giorgio Armani, Meryl Streep, Courtney Love, Sylvester Stallone, Nelson Mandela

Planet: MOON
Element: WATER
Colour: ALL THINGS MAGIC, SILVER MOON AND OCEAN

LEO
Queen of sun – well roared is half won

It is certainly no coincidence that you were born at the time of the year when everyone else was already lying by the pool at noon with a cool glass of “Whispering Angel.” You are luxury personified – you love the heat and the grand entrance, and you like to have a little more of everything. To follow your personal pleasure principle, you HAVE to do what gives you great pleasure: fight with your pack, roll around in the sand and drink one rosé after the other under the scorching sun – that is the essential lion power, the sheer joy of being. The game, the royal and the light: these are the things that nourish your soul, not to mention gold. The right balance of allowing and disallowing, security, tension and relaxation ideally provides a stable self-esteem that makes you a true leader. Own your leadership – this will inspire you forever. Even if it sometimes means divorce!

Known Lion muses:
Jennifer Lopez, Alfred Hitchcock, Iris Berben, Charlize Theron, Iman, Whitney Houston, Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Cara Delevingne, Yves Saint Laurent

Planet: SUN
Element: FIRE
Colour: GOLD

VIRGO
Queen of the earth – separating the wheat from the chaff

You would probably be happiest if your life was the Jaquemus show in the blooming lavender fields of Provence: nature anticipating winter, although it is still months away, with the first fog a delicate veil of transience lies over everything. One suspects that summer cannot always be summer – and hears you louder, above all, more than others – the urgent, intellectual voice of reason, which warns us that it is time to take precautions, to sort and gather things. You can be fussy and laborious, a kind of personified Marie Kondo, the organisational talent that has become a human being – injustice! It is your deep, inner need to bring things into harmony and healing. Say goodbye with a deep bow of gratitude to the path of resistance, only to please others and continue – according to your logic. With nail scissors, a magnifying glass or whatever you need for your personal order – bring it on and get dirty.

Known Virgo muses:
Leo Tolstoy, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Nicole Ritchie, Beyonce, Cameron Diaz, Amy Winehouse, Freddie Mercury, Stella McCartney, Claudia Schiffer, Sean Connery

Planet: MERCURY
Element: EARTH
Colour: EARTH TONES

LIBRA
Queen of beauty – the golden bridge between me and you

A Libra’s taste is quite simple: only the VERY best. For you, the principle of beauty and harmony simply stands above everything, which leads to the fact that one can argue with you insanely badly. You are a born as the diplomat’s wife, the distinguished lady of the house who conducts the really important con-versations, determines what is put on the table and what elegantly falls under the table. You appreciate manners more than anyone. You stick to your unwritten rules, remain true to your laws and principles. But you need to demand compensation because creative magic always happens way outside your comfort zone. At any price, that’s just as well. Behind all of this is none other than Mistress Venus, the ruler of the fine arts, the highest form of love and the principle of beauty. It is no coincidence that the diverse cultures were inspired by the equinox around your birthday to regulate life in the community in harmony and banish evil.

Known Libra muses:
Mahatma Gandhi, Kate Winslet, Brigitte Bardot, Friedrich Nietzsche, Margaret Thatcher, Ralph Lauren, Virgil Abloh, Kim Kardashian, Monica Bellucci

Planet: VENUS
Element: AIR
Colour: BLUE IN ALL SHADES

SCORPIO
Queen of poison – direction future through the night

In a nutshell, nothing human is alien to you. The wonder of existence, the joy of otherness, our unredeemed dark sides, the game of life and the dance of death. Death is your topic, no wonder, at the time of your birth everything in nature dies. To become a new-born again – “Die and Become” means that man recognises his mortality, even at the moment after a new birth and union. Transformation is deep in your bones, in your DNA – this makes you radically honest, reliable and, to a large extent, also devoted to selflessness. But also opaque and, in the worst case, fanatical. The celestial body that protects you here on Earth, and that you can turn to in the dark night of the soul with confidence, is Pluto, the master of change and transformation. This is also the place where your creative source lives. In deep darkness.

Known Scorpio muses:
Grace Kelly, Winona Ryder, Katie Perry, Richard Serra, Pablo Picasso, Kris Jenner, Mariana Abramovic, Joaquin Phoenix, Björk, Whoopi Goldberg

Planet: PLUTO
Element: WATER
Colour: BLACK

SAGITTARIUS
Queen of destiny – on the target straight to the cosmic center

Impulsive people know no boundaries – you are a deeply mystical being, a hunter in the eternal search for truth, depth and meaning. Hard to believe, but true. Of course, you can make friends with with your charms, such as being optimistic, open, tolerant and wise. Or with the fact that many discoverers, athletes and generally very successful people share air signs. But this does not explain the mystery of Sagittarius’ existence yet – you were born when there was hardly any light in the sky. This is only for the bravest among us, those who are not afraid of the dark and are familiar with the element of transcendence People like you bring back hope. Armed to the teeth, full of fighting spirit, creativity and, at the same time, full of fantasy and poetry. Your guiding star is, not without reason, Jupiter, the planet of justice and truthfulness – the absolute maximalist among the planets. “Go big or go home” is his motto. Good, that you have already decided.

Known Sagittarius muses:
Winston Churchill, Jane Austen, Bruce Lee, Walt Disney, Billie Eilish, Georgia O’Keefe, Ludwig van Beethoven, Julianne Moore, Gianni Versace, Brittney Spears

Element: FIRE
Planet: JUPITER
Colour: PURPLE

CAPRICORN

Queen of cool – in the highest tone to the summit

If you were an outfit, you’d be a razor sharp-cut Jil Sander costume, early Nineties in just the right cool shade of grey with a fit that is stunningly accurate and to the point. But you are not. But you are the queen of the mountains, enthroned high above life. This means that at your birth, it was probably very cold, all senses were drawn inwards, nature rested, gathered and the archaic soul of mankind longed for a sign of everlasting vitality – the rebirth of light. “The only way is up” is the mantra according to which you align yourself. Unconsciously maybe, but come how it wants, you find a solution – straight, humanitarian, concentrated. Your challenge in this life is, of course, to remain gentle and not to get behind all the conformist laws that life and especially the planet Saturn ascribe to you. Remain vulnerable and do not exclude from the outset what could secretly bring you joy.

Known Capricorn muses:
Jeanne d’Arc, Richard Nixon, Eartha Kitt, Dolly Parton, Bradley Cooper, Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Michelle Obama, Kate Moss

Planet: SATURN
Element: EARTH
Colour: STONE COLOURS

AQUARIUS
Queen of wild – the architects of the future

One of the great truths of your life, which you are allowed to integrate: Aquarius’ will be and will remain an eternal mystery for many – a piece of inconceivability is, and remains, your most beautiful accessory as it surrounds you with the aura of some-thing special. Besides an infinitely large heart for humanity, the collective, you have the great ability to bring together people and ideas from completely different backgrounds without prejudice. This makes you a visionary, a hero of the new age. The fact that you want (and need) to live your individual freedom in return makes it not always easy for others to appreciate you. Leave your inner freak enough room to live its needs, that is important, especially in the long run. Your element is air – the invisible, spiritual, abstract and dreamy. One thing is for sure, our planet needs unconventional lateral thinkers like you more than ever – there is a reason why we are talking about the Age of Aquarius! Thank you for being here with us.

Known Aquarius muses:
Lewis Carroll, Virginia Woolf, Mia Farrow, Oprah Winfrey, Jules Verne, Bob Marley, Yoko Ono, Christian Dior, Galileo Galilei, Jennifer Aniston

Planet: URANUS AND SATURN
Element: AIR (ALL THINGS SPACE, UFO, AI)
Colour: RAINBOW

PISCES
Queen of eternity – so close to the sky

One thing right from the start: You are not Jesus. Unfortunately. Even though you are probably an immediate precursor of great, divine holiness and the fish was a symbol of Christianity from early on, you will not be able to walk on water (not even in those fabulous Celine sandals) or help all beings on this Earth. But you would like to – and it is not for nothing that your sign is considered in classical astrology to be the most spiritually developed one. As a mermaid, you not only have all the longings of the world soul, the desire for eternal unity and the desire for pretty much everything fantastic on the hook, you are with one part always in the deep sea, which means that you are never completely here and remain incomprehensible. That is fine. It is also okay to be careful, to protect your inner space, to stand by your sensitivity and to be a mystery to yourself. Even if you are regularly the first to cry. Crying is a high art that many (secretly) envy you for. And tears must not remain in the heart.

Known Pisces muses:
Steve Jobs, Liz Taylor, Albert Einstein, Nina Simone, Jonny Cash, Rihanna, Cindy Crawford, Rosa Luxemburg, Ursula Andress, Alexander McQueen

Planet: NEPTUNE
Element: WATER
Colour: AQUAMARINE

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