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First sign, Mars-ruled - I first think of military-related paintings - and as Aries is the first sign, let's go for a very early example:
|The Battle of Poitiers in 1356, in a manuscript of Froissart's Chronicles of c. 1410|
First of two Venus-ruled signs - beautiful, earthy...John Constable:
|The White Horse by John Constable|
First of two Mercury-ruled signs - deals in communication, words...as, often, did Dadaism:
Ruled by the Moon, relates strongly to family, home, emotion, sentimentality - all frequently found in the work of Norman Rockwell:
|Coming & Going - Norman Rockwell|
Ruled by the Sun - represents brightness, love of splendour and the spotlight. An old favourite painting of mine comes to mind - In years gone by (many years) I used to have a brooch, round, silver frame with a replica of this portrait embedded. I've always seen the portrait as bright, happy, warm and altogether splendid, just like the Sun-ruled sign.
Second Mercury-ruled sign - stickler for detail - has to be photo-realism:
|Ralph's Diner by Ralph Going|
Second Venus-ruled sign, said to represent beauty, grace, charm, balance, tact. So...Michael Parkes always produces variations of those attributes:
|Concerti Vivaldi by Michael Parkes|
Ruled by dark, sexy and transformative Pluto in modern astrology.
|Death and Life by Gustav Klimt|
Jupiter-ruled sign of exuberance, richness, excess, philosophy and luck.
|The Wedding Dance by Pieter Bruegel|
Saturn-ruled, business-oriented, earthy, practical and structured.
|By Piet Mondrian|
Ruled in modern astrology by Uranus, planet of the unexpected and all that is avant garde or a wee bit odd.
|On the 1st March Crows Begin to Search by Kay Sage|
Ruled by Neptune, planet of dreams, watery expanses, fog and illusion
|Coq Rouge Dans la Nuit by Marc Chagall|
[Note re post title:
"Signs that whisper" is a phrase from the song "Signs" by Neil Diamond.]