Humour in the archetypes
I think I’ve written about this before somewhere, but I thought I’d update my thoughts a bit..
So there are placements that indicate that humour will be a big theme in the chart such as Mercury aspects and Jupiter aspects, especially to the Sun and Venus. Mercury positively aspected to Jupiter too. Mercury and Jupiter in the third house. Gemini and Sagittarius energies. Although I’d add Virgo and Pisces onto this list too, though that may be personal taste.
But each archetype, each energy, has its own, unique flavour of humour too…
Aries: A bold and sometimes even brash humour, quick timing that doesn't often take into account political correctness, yet also has quite a childful and sweet underlying quality to it. A definite duality to this sense of humour.
Taurus: A dry and sarcastic humour, where some may not even realise they are joking in the first place. Can even be quite sharp. Not particularly a deeply intellectual sense of comedy, but something that can point to the absurdity of everyday situations.
Gemini: A quick witted and swiftly changing sense of humour, where it is difficult to pinpoint this sense of comedy to just one type. Mostly, it seems intellectual, where puzzles and wordplay make an appearance, but depending on the crowd they find themselves speaking to, this can change greatly.
Cancer: Quite a changeable and literally loony sense of humour, which can incorporate humour and seriousness depending on what direction they take. It may be as simple as physical humour, facial expressions, or something more intellectual, but there is something consistently expressive about their style of comedy.
Leo: Rather physical and slapstick, a theatricality to their humour. There needs to be some kind of visual element for Leo to find comedy in a situation, not just something intellectual or long-winded. Quite larger than life humour, but still often somewhat light.
Virgo: Combines a Mercury quick wit with a grounded, Earthy humour. Can pick up on the little things that others may miss, almost a nuanced humour. They aren’t flashy and theatrical but like Gemini, may be good with wordplay and other Mercurial themes when it comes to comedy.
Libra: An often sweet and light sense of humour, with emphasis on how we relate to each other. Almost a conversational sense of humour, where rather that the spotlight only appearing on one person, there can be a rapport with others. Often very intellectual and clever.
Scorpio: A somewhat dark sense of humour that can take controversial or uncomfortable conversations and add some irony or comedy to make them more accessible to the people around them. They have this way of revealing the truth of matters through comedy. Something that lingers and to think about even after the humorous moment has passed.
Sagittarius: A sense of humour that can be light and full of wisdom or bold and controversial, maybe even depending on the mood of the situation. They don’t hold back their words or views, even if they could cause offence, often aiming to reveal a certain amount of truth no matter who may disagree.
Capricorn: A sarcastic and often adeptly timed humour, where they manage to infuse even one comment with an often understated but impactful style of comedy. May find humour in the idiocy of the actions of themselves or others, and can be both self-deprecating and aimed at others too.
Aquarius: A quirky and individual sense of comedy, one that is often unexpected and thoroughly original. Even when it comes to humour, they don’t play by other peoples rules, merging one style with another to make an often eclectic wit. Yet, it often has emphasis on a rather intellectual and intelligent style.
Pisces: A witty sense of humour that often includes impersonations and mimicry, able to take on the traits of others in a close likeness. They have the ability to appear as all things to all people in a way, not only gifted in caricatures of others, but in adapting their sense of humour to their company.