That Plutonic punk astrologer known as Willow of Willows Web has posted an excellent summary of the astrological placements that will be in play this Valentine’s Day. As Willow points out in her post, one of the key configurations this year is a square between the Sun in “friendly-and-detached, live-and-let-live” Aquarius and the Moon in “sex-or-death, ride-or-die” Scorpio. (Source).

In most cases there isn’t anything of much significance I’d have to add to Willow’s deeply astute writings. This time, however, I think there is one thing she may have overlooked, at least in regards to the nature of the day’s Sun/Moon pairing. Aquarius is the sign of the Eccentric and the Experimenter while Scorpio is the sign of the Sex Addict. The combination of an experimental Aquarius Sun and a sex-addicted Scorpio Moon form the Sun/Moon pairing of “the Super Freak”. To illustrate: Rick James himself – the original Super Freak – is an Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon. (Chart)

In their 1994 book Sun Sign Moon Sign, astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey describe the Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon individual as follows:

You have a powerful, magnetic personality which may have a hypnotic effect on many people. Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, your creative potential is enormous . . .

Your Aquarian Sun is the rational scientist; your Scorpio Moon is the hungry sensualist. Being deeply rooted in both realms gives you powerful insight into the vast spectrum of human nature. You are a good investigator of the human psyche and or the human body . . . (Source)

“Enormous creative potential” could just as well be a synonym for “Super Freak” while there’s probably few people on the planet who’ve investigated the realms of “hungry sensuality” and “vast spectrums of human nature” or done more mind altering experiments on the human body than Mr. James.

The Harvey’s metaphoric image for the Aquarius Sun, Scorpio Moon combination is “A researcher presents his findings to colleagues at a Science for Humanity Conference.” (Source) That’s actually a nice approximation of the Rick James’s video for Super Freak if you just think about it a bit. Mr. James certainly was a “researcher” of sorts and the Super Freak video could be characterized as a presentation of his findings. His research will probably never show up at a “Science for Humanity” conference but I’d hazard to guess it’s been discussed by other group associations of an experimental nature.

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Copyright Matthew David Savinar, 2012


  • Matt Savinar says:

    I knew and I mean *I knew* you were going to spot that or mention the Moon into Sag thing. Virgo North Node there I see, not lettin’ the details slip.

  • Willow says:

    Total Super Freak placement! Good call, sir.

    But get your Aquarius-Scorpio superfreakery on early, kids, cuz the Moon’s in Sagittarius by 7 p.m. Central!

  • Willow says:

    These are the aspects nooners were made for.

    Mars Rx in Virgo. Office nooner? Office that you got recently laid off from that you want to give a big old eff you to nooner?

    (If this comment is too R-rated for this blog, please remove.)

  • Willow says:

    It’s, like, PG-13 tops.

  • Erin says:

    I really want to see Scorpio Sun Aquarius Moon…