Klay Thompson’s astrological chart has Venus as the first dominant planet. This means that Venus plays a very important role in Klay Thompson’s life.
In traditional astrology, Venus (or Aphrodite, her Greek name) is the planet of love. A source of universal attraction, this planet corresponds to the original urge which bonds two human beings together in love. Venus is thus both the magnetism which brings human beings together (not lust, which is symbolized by Mars, but the object which attracts lust) and the gift of love. This ambiguity is interpreted astrologically by the fact that Venus rules two houses of the zodiac. In Taurus, Venus symbolizes the awakening to bodily lust, and in Libra, the bond of marriage. As a result, Venus may take on very different aspects depending on the individual’s degree of awareness.
Likewise, this ambiguity explains Aphrodite’s equivocal conduct in Greek myth and her innumerable couplings and motherhood. Depending on the legend, she may embody brutal, passionate love (with Anteros), the wisdom of the heart which rescues from passion (Harmonia); she also becomes tenderness and purity (with Adonis), pure sexuality (with Eros), a transforming energy (with Vulcan), etc. Mistress of the Arts, she represents beauty, understanding, and peace.
Psychologically, individuals under the influence of Venus are struggling with their love instincts. This is why Klay Thompson cannot conceive of living without a personal emotional relationship to someone else and sometimes fears solitude and the encounter with himself. Thompson is extremely attractive to others and is a creator and artistic genius who seems to imbue all he touch with beauty and harmony. His artistic skills are obvious to the people around him and may be applied to career endeavors.
Pleasure, outings, seduction, love, and a thriving but sometimes superficial social life are the hallmarks of Klay Thompson’s life.
Saturn is the second dominant in Klay Thompson’s astral chart. This fact signifies that Thompson is a hard worker with great discipline. He is also likely to be a natural leader.
As one of the planets historically thought to be on the outer limits of the solar system (until the “modern” planets were discovered), Saturn has always been associated with the moon, itself a peripheral heavenly body because it belongs to Earth and not to the solar system. Therefore, both Saturn and the moon are aspects of a protection principle (the moon encompasses the earth in the same way as Saturn and its rings encompasses the solar system). Like the moon, Saturn rules a security/insecurity dialectic, but where the moon’s concerns the private, intimate aspects of Thompson, Saturn influences social and collective security.
Saturn can be thought of as the polar opposite of the moon (the archetype of the mother, but also of the child, and therefore related to orality). The god Saturn ate his children in order to reign and thus, represents the archetype of the mother (motherhood), the grandmother, and the sage (wisdom). The domination of Saturn thus indicates a maternal complex or, at least, an issue related either to the biological mother or to the symbolism of motherhood. This influence may result in a problem of identity and difficulties in aging which will make themselves evident in personal crises at every passage of this planet, every seven years—thus at the age of 7, at 14 or 15, and 21, 28, etc.
Depending on the psychological context in which Thompson is developing, Thompson may overcome or overcompensate your identity complex and gradually acquire a strongly structured personality, or, conversely, remain in a state of immaturity which would probably be detrimental to your destiny.
Mercury is the third dominant in Klay Thompson’s astral chart. In the following paragraph, we shall indicate the significance of this fact:
According to Greek myth, Mercury (or Hermes, whose name derives etymologically from the piles of rocks which marked trails and guided travelers) was the messenger of the gods. He carried orders from Olympus to the mortals on Earth. The child of the illegitimate union of Zeus with Maia, Mercury was born “unknown to the immortal gods” and had to win his place among them by trickery, cleverness, and cunning. This is why he became the vagabond deity of travelers and wanderers.
He is the instinctive foe of the settled who see him as an outcast roaming on the outskirts of society: a pariah, a thief, and a swindler. As ruler of the sign of Gemini, the Twins, he symbolizes the brother—the alter-ego who teaches us as much as we teach him and is associated with adolescence, a period of intense intellectual discovery.
Mercury thus symbolizes lively, sparkling wit, mobility in any form, mental exchange, and interaction. As a result, a person strongly ruled by Mercury is quite likely to be clever and skillful.
If Mercury is “afflicted” in one’s chart, their intellectual velocity may sometimes become mere mental hyperactivity.
In any case, these skills are a great resource in the social realm. Klay Thompson communicates easily and effectively, orally or in writing. Your ability to unite and transmit would be a good resource in diplomatic or commercial endeavors.
The fifth house is an area of the sky which is especially important in Klay Thompson’s theme, because it contains several planets, including the one which rules his rising sign. In the following paragraph, we shall explain the general meaning of this fact.
According to traditional astrology, the fifth house is related to Leo, love, children, and the pleasures of leisure activities. Gambling, speculation/risk, theater, and teaching are also associated with it. Most particularly, this area is related to Klay Thompson’s need to extend himself in a significant and creative way.
Thompson thus faces the challenge of finding what to extend and how. The type of problem which arises concerns extension without substance. In child-rearing, parents may neglect their children’s education. Others may talk a great deal without having anything to say, and still others may love without really exchanging anything. Creativity is basically a matter of imprinting on the environment the distinctive signs of one’s individuality; leaving the mark of one’s self and experience on society, history, and humanity in general.
The vital prerequisite is self-knowledge. This is the psychological work which must be accentuated if the negative aspects of this house are not to be experienced.
The fourth house is an area of the sky which is especially important in Klay Thompson’s theme. In the following paragraph, we shall explain the general meaning of this fact.