The asteroid Eros plays a role in sexual attraction as well. Most potent are Eros-Venus, Eros-Ascendant, Eros-Psyche, and Eros-Mars links. Conjunctions, oppositions, and trines are best.
following case history exemplifies how the meeting of two people and their subsequent relationship reflects in the synastry, composite and transit positions of Eros. The couple under consideration are the extraordinary actor Sir Lawrence Olivier (whose charms, mystery and charisma on stage may be partially attributed to Eros in Pisces exact on his Venus/MC midpoint) and the equally talented, yet mentally tormented, Vivien Leigh. Although these example charts may be read against the plethora of biographies found on both individuals, here the attention will be restricted to their involvement with each other and the nature of 433 Eros.
Lawrence saw Vivien first in May of 1935 when she was performing on stage. Both were married, and both had a child. Lawrence felt an immediate attraction and later that year, during a Christmas party, the two were introduced. At that time, transiting Eros was returning in Lawrence’s chart and trine to Vivien’s Sun/Eros in Scorpio. Their affair began shortly after. According to accounts, Lawrence said of her, She had … an attraction of the most perturbing nature I had ever encountered.
During this period, Jupiter—the planet of expansion and opportunity—was transiting in Scorpio and then Sagittarius, making first a trine to Lawrence’s Eros in Pisces and conjunct Vivien’s Sun/Eros. It was sextile his Mars and trine both their North Lunar Nodes. Later, it set off his Moon/Eros/Saturn/Pluto/Asc T-square by taking up residence in the empty sign and activated Vivien’s exact Eros/Saturn quincunx.
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