In Nordic astrology, Frigga (represented by the planet Venus) is one of the three planets that indicate the quality and nature of our love life. The other two planets are Freyja (Sun) and Thor (Mars). Frigga represents home and family. Frigga represents the part of us that wants marriage, children, a loving family, a comfortable home, and refuge from a hostile world. Frigga helps determine how we establish a home and life together with a long-term partner.
Because Frigga has an affinity with the Night East house of Nordic astrology, we also look to that octant of the solar circle for a description of our long-term associations and home environment.
We are faced with a paradox when studying the effect of Frigga in the Nordic horoscopes. Frigga is the planet of privacy, especially that of the home as a refuge from public affairs. Given her role, we expect to find Frigga in a weak or moderate position when we consider the lives of public figures.
We begin by looking at the Nordic letters of two European heads of state, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy. For Merkel, we find Frigga in Ansuz, the rune of the subtle wind that transcends barriers. Ansuz is useful in other contexts, but not for Frigga’s personal commitments. Also, Frigga is in her weakest house, Day West’s house, realm of public affairs. The position helps make Merkel look like a mother figure to the German people, but it does not lead to a personal family. Odin (Luna), the wanderer, is in the house of the Nocturnal East, accentuating the lack of domestic commitment.
For Nicholas Sarkozy, we find Frigga locked in Isa, the rune of cold and immobile ice. She has no major aspects to other planets, and only a weak aspect to Freyja. This cold and rigid atmosphere is accentuated by the Norns (Neptune), the planet of obstacles, in the house of the Nocturnal East. In addition, we find the planet of social institutions, Tyr (Saturn), in the Night East house. This position has the same effect as Merkel’s Frigga in the opposite house in Day West: the domestic environment is overwhelmed by public commitments. From these aspects, we can understand how his father abandoned him, how his schoolmates teased him, and his three marriages.
We also find a weakened Frigga in the letter from the actress Marilyn Monroe, who had three marriages and three divorces. Here we find Frigga in the Mannaz intellectual air rune, preventing her from forming lasting relationships. Frigga is in the Day household, which brings out her feminine qualities, but she undermines a comfortable private life. There are no planets in the Night East house.
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo has a more challenging Frigga. Her Frigga is in the very public Dagaz, rune of transformation, transcendence and cataclysm. This aspect alone explains her stormy and passionate relationship with Diego Rivera, whom she divorced and later remarried. She also explains how she turned her home into a sanctuary for publicly controversial celebrities like revolutionary Leon Trotsky. Like Monroe, her house in Night East is empty. Kenaz, the rune of trials, tests, and remodeling, is main in the house of her Night East of her.
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