Introduction This book deals directly and frankly with a problem of chief concern to every man and woman--sex. When you were born the sun, the moon, and the stars were in a pattern that will not be witnessed again in your lifetime. That pattern is your horoscope. Astrologers work out in a horoscope the exact position of the stars at the moment of your birth. However, until very recently, it was impossible for them to deal frankly with sexual matters. So they limited themselves to predicting your future, analyzing your character, informing you about your prospects in finance, health, and--romance. There is nothing wrong with romance, mind you, but anyone who has graduated out of the moonlight and roses relationship to the opposite sex can tell you that it is definitely not the same as sex. Romance and sex have distinct and separate identities, and it is simply wrong to confuse one with the other. My concern is to tell you about sex and astrology. And I mean the physical action, the kind of sex that makes the world go around. (If it were a movie, Sexual Astrology would probably be X rated.) Can astrology really provide guidance in sex? Yes. Absolutely yes. This most ancient of sciences will tell you the whole sexual truth and nothing but the truth. You haven't been told until now simply because of moral and legal prohibitions. But "morality" and "the law" vary from one generation to the next. Among the ancient Egyptians, pharaohs had to marry their sisters in order to sustain the truly royal line. An astrologer who condemned incestuous practices in the pharaohs' day would probably have been put to death for violating "the law." All he did was chart the sexual inclinations of the pharaoh and his intended by finding out how Mars and Venus were at work and whether the Sun and Moon were harnessing the proper emotional tides. He would know when Mars (male) was positive and Venus (female) was receptive, and when the masculine Sun and feminine Moon were pulling together to create the ideal physical relationship. These basic influences cannot be denied. That is why astrology, intelligently applied, can be most useful in helping you to develop your sexual skills, to recognize your most congenial partners, and to practice those sex techniques most likely to give you supreme satisfaction. In this book all is explicitly set down. While you have a tendency toward some specific sexual action, there are, of course, no two members of any sign who are exactly alike in their responses. No two people even of the same sign will react the same way in the same situation. This is not only a question of free wil1--which exists--but of such problems as your Moon sign, your Ascendant, and whether you were born within the cusp sad therefore must consider the power of a new approaching sign or how much the old sign's declining influence still has. In writing my regular monthly column for Viva magazine, I deal explicitly with sex techniques and practices in relation to astrology. Many, many readers have written me to say that, while I am accurate in general descriptions of their sexual behavior, I go overboard when discussing the kinky variations to which their sign is subject. That is a misunderstanding. Obviously no astrologer can tell any individual whether he will use French ticklers or Japanese boxes, prefer cunnilingus or fellatio, or any other specific sexual action. What can be told is whether a particular Sun sign has a tendency to influence those born under it toward certain forms of extreme behavior. Sex is a form of creative energy and therefore directly reacts to the control of cosmic forces. Whether the individual ever realizes that he has certain latent inclinations, however, has more to do with his environment and education, the kind of morality to which he is subject. I have not felt it necessary to emphasize thisMartine is the author of 'Sexual Astrology' with ISBN 9780440180203 and ISBN 0440180201.