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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO ALL YOU LUCKY SAGITTARIANS

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.

Now there are other times when people getting Saturn transits can get pulled into drama's within the workplace through no fault of their own like during a merger.  In that case all you can do is pray that the inevitable won't happen because everybody knows that mergers are like diets.  Something has to be eliminated for the greater good.  It doesn't have to mean that you're out of a job, but just to be safe I would suggest updating your resume and getting in contact with a good headhunter.


Since Saturn will be affecting your natal Sun which represents a person's vitality.  Its transits to the Sun may be Saturn's way of trying to tell you about a health issue. When I saw that Saturn was getting close to my 6th house of health I took myself to the doctor.  I didn't have any symptoms, I just knew astrologically it would be a good idea.  Thankfully because of that visit and the help of an amazing doctor, I'm alive to tell about it.  In fact ever since Saturn began to transit the sign of Sagittarius, all the mutable signs would have benefited from routine check ups.  Those signs include
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

SCORPIO: THE LAST SIGN STANDING


No sign is more idealistic, loyal, commitment oriented and obsessive than a Scorpio.  Are you single and looking for a lifetime partner; one who you can trust to stick with you through thick and thin?  Try dating a Scorpio.  Once this sign thinks you are the one, you'll become like a tattoo on their brain or gum on your shoe or whatever analogy you appreciate more. Their specialty is obsessing; whether its choosing a vacation spot, home decor or just meeting for dinner, Scorpios fixate on things and people that are important to them like a stalker does its prey.   So if this is your idea of relationship bliss, please be my guest.  Just giving you a heads up before you decide to become the proverbial ball and chain . But I jest...certainly there are terrific Scorpio's out there someplace whose endearing qualities make you feel like your prayers have been answered.



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

LIBRA'S HAVE THE ABILITY TO TURN INDECISIVENESS INTO AN ART FORM


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

VIRGO'S MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK BETTER



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. 



OR THIS



OR THIS






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

LEO: INSUFFERABLE OR JUST TO THE MANOR BORN





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

CANCERS: PERPETUALLY PREPARING FOR DISASTERS AND UNINVITED COMPANY



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?

  

Next time: Leo




Monday, September 12, 2016

ALL GEMINIS COME IN PAIRS


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.  


I have noticed that there is definitely a  difference  regarding the intensity of behavior in both genders.    Gemini men men exhibit more dramatic Mr. Hyde characteristics than their female counterparts. I think perhaps because it is a male sign and the yang energy is able to more comfortably express itself through a male body.  Females born to a masculine sign are more apt to stifle the anger more easily expressed by their male counterparts. This by no means exempts them from displaying other types of behavior that can be definite give-a-ways like the one here.




So before readers label me a sign-ist , I'd like to share some valuable and interesting words that are associated with the sign.

  • Intelligent
  • Linguist
  • Mimic
  • Curious
  • Writer
  • Dexterous
  • Salesmanship
  • Storyteller
  • Instructor
  • Information
  • Literate




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.




















Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"IF IT AIN'T BROKE. DON'T FIX IT."

Marching forward in the parade of zodiac signs, the very physical, practical, and strong-willed sign of Taurus is next on my agenda. 

Jessica Alba was born under this robust and lusty sign. She is by all accounts an impressive representative of the sign whose ruler is the planet Venus. 

Taurus is the celestial landlord of the second house of the zodiac which is where everything of physical value resides. Physical value includes, money, resources, possessions as well as the physical body which is the vehicle we must use to accommodate our desires. Venus, whose reputation for love, beauty and romance is also legendary for conferring  physical beauty to the fortunate individuals born under this sign.  Think Audrey Hepburn or the lovely Andie MacDowell.  Even the most fragile looking of this sign have one thing in common...their strength.  I've yet to meet a man or woman young or old born under this sign who couldn't beat an opponent in an arm wrestle.



Is it any wonder that women and men of outstanding beauty gain an inordinate amount of financial gain for their physical appearance?  This doesn't have to mean physical beauty in the in the typical sense.  It also means that a Taurus, even one born without extraordinary good looks, has an inborn ability and understanding of how to make money.  Charm is always at their disposal; giving them the ability to get them what they want.

Like the other three fixed signs of the zodiac, bulls have a hard time deviating from any activity that is working for them, but none more than Taurus.  "If it ain't broke. Don't fix it"  should  be the official Taurus mantra.  Make no mistake about it, even the most unpredictable Taurus likes to stick with a routine.  An unpredictable Taurus will always do the unpredictable...over and over again, so no matter how innovative they think they are, astute individuals will always be able to anticipate their crazy moves.  Sadam Hussein was an excellent example of an unpredictable/predictable Taurus.  I don't think anyone would disagree with my assessment that he was a paranoid nut case too. (Taureans do have a tendency to be paranoid in case you didn't know.) 

So given the stereotypical activities and interests of this sign such as, banking, accounting, yoga, running, Tai chi, massage, hiking, biking, and tennis,  just to name a few, please reference Miss Alba's extraordinary financial success as a lifestyle products mogul.  The keyword for Taurus is "safe." They are into safety and security in all that they do.  Is it any wonder that her Honest Company promotes non-toxic products for consumers.  Baby products, personal care, and cosmetics are just a few of the items she is successfully making available to her customers so that they can protect themselves from the countless toxic ingredients that have insinuated themselves into our lives. 


So being ruled by the planet Venus, its no surprise that Miss Alba chose a business that promotes and offers toxic free cosmetics and lots of other lotions and potions for the body. Oh, yeah, did I mention how much the second sign of the zodiac loves massages? She certainly is representative of a Taurus who is true to her sign.  In astrology that means she is a sign stereotype, which, I might add is not exactly a bad thing.

Stay tuned for Gemini.

Friday, September 2, 2016

SIGN LANGUAGE




The sign language I am referencing in this post should not be confused with the Department of Transportation or any association related to the hearing impaired. I'm talking language of the celestial kind. Not everybody is an astrologer, but if you know what to look for you're sure to have a few aha moments.  Let's start with the ARIES.

This sign likes being to be where the action is.


Often wrongly labeled an "underachiever", our Aries here is simply demonstrating that he hasn't yet found his passion. 




 An Aries man will always offer his assistance to any damsel in distress.  If the damsel is an Aries she'll expect it .



 There isn't an Aries man on planet earth who is able to resist a woman who plays hard to get.



Until they find "the one" they can act like a real jerk like Mel Gibson did in this movie.



Both sexes make the people around them feel like they're in a race they didn't sign up for...unless they too were also born under the sign of the ram. 



Their naivete can be quite endearing and baffling at the same time. 


Stay tuned for TAURUS.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

ASTROLOGY BOOKS YOU CAN'T FIND IN BARNES AND NOBLE




My reading this morning was for a Gemini rising like myself  "Wow", I thought. "How lucky could I be? This  reading will almost be like talking to myself."  But it was better than that.  You see, we all know that the more readings you do, the better you get at it because you always learn something new. Well today was one of those days.  I think everybody who is familiar with my work knows that I use Wolfgang Dobereiner's Munich Rhythm Theory system.





As I was preparing for my appointment last night I noticed an aspect that I couldn't quite get a handle on.  It was Uranus conjunct Pluto.  Uranus = extreme sudden change and Pluto=control, power or even something as explosive as a bomb, I just couldn't' grasp or integrate to my satisfaction how my client experienced these two energies.  So I referred to Dobereiner's book Patterns of Experience in the Astrological Diagnosis and Homeopathic Treatment of Illnesses and found his observations:




"The birth itself is preceded by a delusion or deception:
The mother, in love with someone other than the child's father, must carry and give birth to the child of someone "unloved"

"(In extremely rare cases) the husband or partner is deceived into believing that he is the child's father; the mother suffers from (possibly repressed) feelings of guilt."

"(frequently) the mother feels that she has been deceived in her hopes and ideals by the child's father, and must carry and give birth to the child of a man she (perhaps subconsciously) rejects".






So I asked my client if he could relate to these observations.  He was blown away.  He told me that there was always a question in his mind as to whether he was his father's son.  His father has been dead for many years, and his mother lives in another country. Both mother and son enjoy an open and honest relationship.  He plans to ask his mother about his suspicions on his next visit,

It is not enough to simply read Dobereiner's observations, it is how he breaks down and reaches the kind of conclusions such as the one example I gave here.  It is just one of many why I consider Wolfgang Dobereiner to have been  one of the greatest minds in astrology.