Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
The following words are just some of the words associated with the sign of Aquarius: freethinking, friendly, cooperator, philanthropist, humanitarian, idealist. progressive and reformer. On January 20, 2017 the Sun was officially in the sign of Aquarius. It was also the date that the new president of the United States was inaugurated. We can only hope that the positive expression of those words will somehow be absorbed into the consciousness of the newly elected president. This is all I will say on this subject.
Aquarius is the most tolerant sign of the zodiac. They are fascinated by and appreciate the differences in world surrounding them whether it be career choices, art, or sexual persuasion. In short, individuality in all its forms. In my experience I have found this sign to be exceptionally cooperative as long as the issue at hand is presented intelligently. For instance it should be no secret to anybody who has any relationship with this sign that they are very smart, in fact smarter than most of the other 11 signs of the zodiac. However, before we put this brilliant eccentric on a pedestal, patience which we all know is a virtue, appears to have escaped this sign, particularly when it comes to dealing with ordinary mortals. This is especially noticeable by their sudden display of irritation if they have to wait more than 2 seconds for anything like a cell phone pick-up, an answer to any question, or a late night pizza delivery. Uranus, Aquarius's ruling planet is the cause. I know this because I have, like so many other astrologers a close relationship to this unpredictable planet.
Maybe that's why I always need to know where the exit is while attending a lecture, wedding, movie, play, concert or friendly gathering. People bestowed with Uranian energy are notorious for getting bored. They always need an escape route. Aquarian's need for change is undiluted though compared to their astro-cousins (Moon in Aquarius, Uranus on Ascendant, Sun conjunct Uranus etc.) Sun sign Aquarian's, simply embody their coolness, need for distance, space, and experimentation. They can really let their freak flag fly, except of course if they have strong Saturn influences in their charts, then their conservative side can become extreme. Uranus rules extremes and nothing is more tight-assed than an Aquarian gone over to the right.
Whether conservative or liberal this sign is very friendly. They do friends really well. All of them enjoy hanging with their mates and co-workers and will know every one of them by name. Just don't try to engage them in a conversation about how you just had to put down your precious dog or cat that you've had since childhood or your recent painful breakup. This kind of talk makes their brain scramble for a good excuse to split. If you want to feel like your living alone marry an Aquarius.Their brilliance lies in social activities, humanitarian and philanthropic concerns, political movements, science and engineering. They are best at giving themselves up for causes that help the greater good because their ability to detach their emotions for the causes they espouse helps them achieve goals rather than drown in a pool of feelings which can render them ineffective.
If you want to stay in a relationship with this sign and need cuddle time, it will be like trying to make an apple into an orange. Accept them for the unique and original person they are and just keep inventing new and unexplored activities to enjoy together. It will keep him or her interested for a lifetime.
Friday, December 23, 2016
All you Caps probably feel like you've been serving time ever since Pluto entered Capricorn back in January 2008. Caps born after January 2nd should be able to breath a sigh of relief. About now you're able to count your losses and start all over again. Those of you born around the 3rd through the 9th should finally see a light at the end of the tunnel by December 2017.
Pluto will stay in the sign until November 2024 so those of you born after the 18th of January will have to learn that there are just some things you just can't control. Surrendering isn't always a bad thing, after all it can save your life.
Here are some signals that Pluto is close by: Your business hasn't made a profit for years but you keep kicking a dead horse. You and your spouse are living separate lives. Your boyfriend still hasn't put the ring on your finger and its been ten years. Your house is too big, too expensive, too run down. All of a sudden the face in the mirror looks exactly like your mother's and you keep googling plastic surgeons. Your kid's heads are full of lice, there are mice in the walls, fleas on your dog and your plumber is stalking you.
With all the above you're probably wondering how you'll get out alive. You will. Just when you think you can't take it anymore and decide to promise God and the universe you will do anything you're asked to be let off the hook Pluto will finally unhook you, but only when you really really mean it. Sure you'll feel exhausted, battered and bloodied and minus a few bucks but you'll be well on your way to someplace better than where you were.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
It hasn't been an easy go for you guys lately. Ever since late December of 2014 things started to go downhill haven't they? Either you lost your job, had troublesome dealings with authority figures, health concerns, or a heap of responsibilities thrown at you. This may not be the kind of news you wanted to hear especially on your birthday, but downhill doesn't have to mean that its the end of the world Sagittarius! After all you're not considered the luckiest sign of the zodiac for nothing.
Normally, Sagittarians walk around with both feet planted in mid-air, which gives the sign a reputation for being a bit eccentric, but right now those feet are being forced to the sidewalk. Did you know that Saturn rules concrete? He also rules authority figures. When Mr.Saturn comes along it is best to think of him as the big boss who owns you, demanding the best of you for your own good. If you don't measure up, like slacking or shirking your duties, Saturn will let you know. You may be called in for a one-on-one with him or her, whatever the gender. If you have been guilty of doing work that is considered average instead of stellar, well then, that's the reason the boss called you in for a sit down. Since you normally have Jupiter on your side, the sit down might just be a warning. So if that's the case you had better pull up your bootstraps and roll up your sleeves and do whatever you can to make things right. Saturn is all about right. He always points out the wrongs.
So keep your nose to the grindstone and show the boss what you are really made of, otherwise don't be surprised when the next time you're invited into the boss's office you will be asked to hand in your ID badge.
Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and of course Sagittarius; especially if you are a Gemini rising.
"So where's the good stuff." You are probably asking right now. The good stuff will be easy to see after the transit passes. You'll be able to see your Saturn Transit Report card by reflecting on how you handled the tough stuff. Karma is a bitch and we can never escape it. No other sign like Sag can tap into the universe and get ideas bigger than Jupiter himself to use and make life bigger and better the way its supposed to be.
So stop your sniveling. The transit will be over soon and you can pass the baton over to Capricorn. That sign is well acquainted with Saturn and his bag of roadblocks. You could learn a thing or two from them. It will all be over by December 21, 2017 so just get on with it.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Don't worry about finances your Scorpio will take control of them for you; they specialize in keeping their hands in everybody else's pockets. That's why some of them choose professions like law where they specialize in wills and estates. Where some people would shy away from careers that are associated with death, Scorpio's are often the exception rather than the rule. Any Scorpio worth his salt knows that there's good money in funeral homes, embalming and forensics. Their ability to get to the bottom of things also make them excellent detectives. Nothing gives them a sense of satisfaction like tracking down a murder suspect. Scorpio's ruling planet Pluto, is associated with the opening at the end of the alimentary canal. In case you didn't know this there is a ton of money to be made in the field of gastroenterology. How do I know this? Because My primary doctor told me so. Let's not forget, Pluto rules mega money.
Now before you think that I'm not being flattering to Scorpio's, remember this sign has been blessed with immeasurable intensity of purpose as well as a capacity to be there for you through thick and thin. Just when everyone decides to abandon you, the last sign standing, probably at your deathbed will be the 8th sign of the zodiac.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Since Venus is the ruling planet of Libra, the sign is always trying to keep the peace by making nice and making love not war. Its reputation for being indecisive comes from their penchant for being fair. Generally, fairness requires a careful weighing of opposites. Libra's always see both sides of the coin and measure their final decision accordingly. Since it is an air sign feelings don't have much to do with how they come to conclusions.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius) aren't particularly warm and fuzzy. Their talent for working a room has nothing to do with feelings, its more socially driven. As a people oriented sign they get turned on by engaging in social banter rather than engaging in emotional sharing. Since they talk a good game its easy to get sucked in by their charm thinking they are tuned into your deepest feelings when what they are really tuned into is what those feelings represent on an intellectual level. If you are a water sign and want to cry along with somebody do it with another water sign like a Cancer, Scorpio or a Pisces. Although Pisces is one water sign in a class by itself. No sign dumps like a Pisces which can make an air sign feel like its drowning. That goes for the fire signs too.
But I digress. Since feelings aren't necessarily what they are comfortable with let's think of areas of life in which they would gravitate to and be effective at. Since Libra is a Venus ruled sign what it is seeking is peace. Making nice. Making love not war. You can find a lot of generals born under this sign. Why? Think about it. Generals want to win a war. Winning a war brings about peace. How about marriage counseling? They make great mediators. Law is a profession that attracts Libra's like honey attracts bees...specifically divorce attorney's. They are also attracted to other professions like politics, interior decorating, cosmetology, fashion and fine arts.
For most Libra's encounters are easy but commitments can be a cause for anxiety and delay ensues. Once they make their minds up though they find the institution of marriage and ideal state of being and wonder why it took them so long to make it. I've seen Libra's who've taken years to make the big step to "I Do"
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Every sign has its specialty and Virgo's is tending to all the little details that everyone else (who isn't a Virgo misses). Want a great haircut? Make sure the stylist is a Virgo. Need a good carpenter, dentist, or tailor? If you're really serious about getting the job done right don't be embarrassed, just ask them what sign they are. The one who says "Virgo" will be the winner and you'll be glad you did. Virgo's walk around zeroing in on everything that's not straight, finely tuned or perfectly cooked; if not the kvetching will never stop. Living with a Virgo's criticisms can be irritating to some, especially Sagittarians who would rather forfeit details altogether. A Sagittarian carpenter would prefer guestimating to using a level. Nothing against Sag's but they are more into the idea of the house rather than how it actually gets built. Virgo's just analyze everything. That's also why they make good accountants. They are a methodical sign and probably first coined the phrase "God is in the details."
Here's what things would look like if the 6th sign of the zodiac went on vacation.
After researching the Leaning Tower of Pisa it's hard to tell who to blame for its world renowned tilt. Since time immemorial money has been the root of all evil, so my guess is that somebody got paid off to build on an insecure foundation. Whoever the engineer or architect was I just bet his name was Sloppy Joe AKA Maglione Informe. As for myself I prefer Sloppy Guiseppe. History aside, I just like that it is a perfect example of Virgo gone missing. Thanks to again...money and human's natural inclination to travel, tourism provided a way to exploit the tower's defects by turning it into Italy's cash cow So if Wikipedia's data is right, spin was very much alive even as far back as 644 years ago.
Let this be a lesson to us all, when that Virgo boss makes us want to scream in exasperation because he/she behaves like an anal OCD freak...just know that this sign can't help straightening crooked picture frames, or pointing out that your eye wear is smudged, or always hands you a tissue before and after a sneeze. Every sign does what it is born to do and Virgo's job is to keep the world tidy and looking like nobody lives in it.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
No sign loves a good time more than a Leo; that fiery and proud sign ruled by the Sun. Leo has been assigned to the 5th house by the ancients which contains every activity that is pleasurable: Love, children, fun and also speculation. Yes, speculation. Surprised? Well believe it or not, lots of people (don't include me) find a vacation in Las Vegas to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
There is a reason the universe gave Leo such a classy home address that has more cachet than Buckingham Palace. Kingly, princely, queenly or whatever noble adjective you want to put in front of it, this proud sign's demeanor can rival a peacock in full plume.
Don't let even the most demure Leo fool you. Underneath that quiet exterior lies a lion or lioness prepared to rule its turf. Make no mistake about it, they always take things personally. Do you want to know why? Think about it, if your sign was ruled by the sun it would just be a matter of time, probably around the 3rd grade, when you found out that the everything revolves around the sun. Wouldn't it be natural to assume that you were the center of the universe. Make sense? Sure does to me. So when it comes down to it, that's why its all about them. Get used to it.
They are the kings or queens of the zodiac and they expect the rest of us to respect their elevated station in life. Leo's always play their station in life to the hilt. A Leo caretaker will play the role as if he or she were a character in Downton Abbey. A Leo teacher will play the role like an Oscar winner. A Leo boss will be the consummate boss. As long as you keep genuflecting every time you enter his or her office you will be considered part of the royal court. Insufferable? Arrogant? A pompous prig? Yeah maybe, but this sign also really loves a good time.
The best time to appreciate a Leo is at a party. These people really, really party. Don't forget, Leo's also love the theater. Nothing motivates them more than performing in front of an audience. Think real life Leo's like Robert DeNiro and Barack Obama. Now, he really is presidential but he also can let his hair down and have a good time. Did you see him and Seinfeld doing the White House? I don't think there's ever been a President who's been more willing to share his sense of humor with the people of this country more than he has.
So yes Leo's can be formidable, yes they can be full of themselves but if you had to hire a person to do a job for you, wouldn't you want someone who would take it seriously, do it honorably and with dignity no matter what the position was? Having been in the position of hiring people more times than I can count, I know I would.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The ever changing Moon is the reason why Cancer gets the stereotypical reputation for being moody. Cancer's are like those old mood rings that were popular in the 70's. The colors would change according to the emotional state of the wearer. I think of them as akin to hazard lights on a car. Perhaps the driver suffered a flat tire, engine failure, or more often than not some last minute shopping. The latter being, in my opinion, punishable by jail time.
As the first in line of the psychic water signs, the others being Scorpio and Pisces, it is no wonder Cancer is the one most susceptible to mood swings. Cancer's can easily pick up the feelings of those around them as well as the vibrations of the environment. Theys are ruled by the Moon which influences the tides and has eight different phases. Since, we as humans are made up of approximately 50 to 65% water and the earth is made up of 71% water wouldn't it make sense that the Moon would have some influence on us here on earth, but especially for those of us born born under its sign? Is it any wonder this sign goes through so many conflicting feelings?
Because they are ultra-sensitive to the environment this sign is always picking up feelings from all over the place...which makes them super disaster ready. Ever wonder why those Cancer's always collect things or buy double of everything? Its because, "just in case." Of course for those Cancer's giving expression to some of the sign's rather unattractive traits, collecting can morph into a problem like this:
Definitely suffering from misplaced emotions.
On the other hand, Cancer's are very maternal. Whether a Cancer mom or a Cancer dad, both feel the urge to pull up the kiddies covers to protect them from an evening chill.
And Cancer's just love gossip, actually they've got it down to an art. I think it has something to do with their memory. All the water signs have good memories...actually very long memories. So remember not to tell them anything you don't want to get around.
Just like their symbol the crab they are very tenacious and won't let go of anyone or anything that they have set their sights on. When they feel like an opportunity is a good one, they will follow that feeling all the way to the bank. There are lots of rich Cancer's like Khloe Kardashian, 50Cent, Tom Cruise and the late Princess Diana. They seem to have a nose for it.
So concerned are they that there won't be enough to go around in case unexpected guests arrive, Cancer's continuously load the freezer up with enough food to feed a small country. Think they don't like surprises?
Monday, September 12, 2016
Do you know why those normally witty, clever, erudite Gemini's have the tendency for turning on you like a rabid dog? It is because their ruling planet Mercury which has has dominion over the nervous system causes them to suffer mental meltdowns whenever their systems go on overload.
In order to avoid being the object of a Gemini's wrath just follow these golden rules:
- Never ask a Gemini what is bothering him/her when he/she becomes sullen and mute.
- Never press for an answer especially when you think you know what the reason is.
- In order to escape a Gemini's rage, leave the room, take a drive or shut the door because the concept of "reasoning" just doesn't exist for a Gemini in a rotten mood.
Now for those of you who've been able to work around this sign's personality disorder, good for you. I'm sure you've found that those separate living arrangements have made all the difference.
So before readers label me a sign-ist , I'd like to share some valuable and interesting words that are associated with the sign.
It's not uncommon for twins to be born under this sign. Think the Winklevoss, Olsen, Barber and Mowry twins. Although only the famous Olsen twins were actually born when the sun was in Gemini I just thought these photos would make my twin point. But just as an aside I want to mention that I have three beautiful nieces born under this sign; although not twins but triplets, I would count that as significant, mathematically speaking. Considering they were all born under the sign of the twins in my mind it should mean that there are six rather than three of them. Anybody still with me on that? I haven't done any research on the twin/Gemini statistics but I do have a personal case of twins actually born under the sign of Gemini. They weren't human though, they were felines. That still counts. I once had two Siamese kittens (boy and girl) born Gemini's and they looked just like this:
No matter how you may interpret this post, please understand, I love this sign particularly because they doubly inspire me to share their never-boring personalities with you. Stay tuned for Cancer.