ou have people in your life who act as role models for you. They know how to do the things that you want to do and by watching them and learning from them you see “how it’s done.” In astrology it’s also helpful to have role models. Your astrological role models are the people who share the signs, positions and aspects that you have and who act as positive or negative role models for you to see how your positions can be lived out.
You can probably name ten people off the top of your head who share your Sun sign, but how many people can you name who have the Sun in the same sign and house as you do? With the same rising sign? And the same Moon sign?
Astrological role models show you ways that other people have chosen to live out your positions. Studying these people will give you clues as to what kind of personality traits your astrological signs, placements and configurations confer. You will see the masterful application of your natal placements and the pitiful application of your natal placements.
If you go to Astrotheme.com and scroll all the way down to the very bottom of the page, you will see “Astrology and Statistics.” You can also find “Astrology and Statistics” under Free Astrology Database on the left side bar. Clicking on that link brings you to this page:
Astrotheme basic search options (click to follow link)
You can easily begin searching for basic positions by sign and house.
You can take it a step further by using Astrotheme’s multicriteria advanced search. Multicriteria allows you to find more specific information. Below you can see my search for the Sun in Aries in the 8th house:
To find an aspect, go to multicriteria again. Check off “advanced.” Enter the degree of the planet under “position.” Enter the orb you want to use under “precision.” Keep “adding criterion” until you have all the planets and their degrees entered for the aspect you want to look up. Below is my search for Venus at 00 Aries trine Moon at 2 Leo using an orb of 1 degree.
Below are the results for that search. You can see there were three names. I can now click on each name to read the biographies and learn more about the people who share my trine.
Some of my role models (for better or worse!)
With an Aries Sun and Leo Moon I share characteristics with people as diverse as Gloria Steinem, Joseph Campbell, Vivienne Westwood, John Wayne Bobbitt and Kevin Federline. With Virgo rising and an Aries Sun in the 8th house I can look to Hugh Hefner or Emma Watson to see ways of living that position. Audrey Hepburn shared my Venus and Mars placement. Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill had the same rising and Moon sign.