What the Ancient Wisdom Teaches About the Astrological Signs

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History is full of stories showing the importance given to Astrology and Astronomy was seen as the foundation of Astrology.  All priests and governors in olden days had to have knowledge of the science of the stars and the science of numbers.  Astrology was always used to map out a person’s life.  The history of a race or country can also be determined by the influences of the day it began.  The twelve Zodiac signs represent the twelve lessons of human existence; the twelve qualities to be gradually achieved by every human being, life after life, but not necessarily sign after sign.  We have free will and can choose to work under a particular sign more often than the others or even disregard a specific sign, although this would produce a one-sided character and happens less often. 

The first sign, Aries, whose symbol is the ram, represents the first experience of life, the beginning of the human journey and bestows extreme physical activity, caring and impulsiveness.  They are ruled by Mars, the warrior.  Aries represents the head and Aries folks use their brains intensely, although without much experience of life to back them up.   At this, the beginning of the human journey, our human uses their quick-working brain and is eager and brave.  He or she is ready to lead and wants to help, but is yet a poor judge of character and can be easily deceived.  They make poor subordinates.  They need to guard against over-working their brains and need plenty of sleep. 

The second sign, Taurus, the bull, is very strong and plodding, but if suddenly aroused, they plunge swiftly to their goal and like the bull, they can be slowly aroused to anger.  Ruled by Venus, they learn lessons about loving deeply with their whole heart and with great devotion and also about money, planting and harvesting, working the earth patiently.  They are great agriculturists and nature lovers, singers and poets.  They are courageous and devoted people.  Their major problems come from overly luxurious living with much love for food and drink.  They are patient and determined.

The third sign, Gemini, the twins, ruled by the planet Mercury gives humans the next lesson which is how to use the brain for practical matters and for reasoning.   This gives a dual type of mind that can see both sides, and which also has great interest in every new idea presented.  They love to share their knowledge and make great teachers and writers.  Geminis are changeable and ambitious and their brains race up and down the tree of knowledge.  Given brilliance and quickness, they learn to develop a logical reasoning mind with rapid thought.  These qualities rely on the nervous system more than the brain, so they need to guard against overworking their sensitive nerves. 

The fourth sign, Cancer, the crab, ruled by the Moon comes in with the accumulated experience of the first three signs and the next lesson is to learn how to apply it.  Great patience and tenacity are given along with the talent for parenthood and family life.  This is the nurturing earth mother and even the men enjoy cooking and being in their secure homes.  There is restlessness too, causing an occasional desire to travel away from home.  Cancerians are like crabs, moving forward and then turning back or going sideways on to something else and so live a life of ups and downs.  The Moon makes them deeply sensitive and passionate for life.  They require discipline and order in their world.  Their accumulated experience now makes them ready to be good in the business world as well in the home.

The fifth sign, Leo, the Lion, ruled by the Sun incarnates with a great deal of knowledge of the human side of life and can produce very fine results.  The task for them is to go forth and become a powerful and well-developed human, capable of high achievements.    Often kings of men and people of power are born as Leos.  They are big-hearted, strong mentally and physically, proud, ambitious and popular.  Because they have not yet reached divine intuition, they may misunderstand and think less of those weaker than themselves.  They do, however, attract many followers.  Friends may cause them disillusionment because Leo is not used to adapting to the ways of others.

The sixth sign, Virgo the virgin, is ruled by Mercury just like Gemini.  They come in to learn discrimination.   At this point, humans have risen to great heights through using impulsiveness, forcefulness and a growing talent for self-expression.   Virgo is given a natural fastidiousness and a critical eye.  They are to begin from the angle of a critic rather than a person of action like the Mercury ruled Gemini.  They are adaptable and make excellent subordinates, work well and are usually successful.   They have exquisite taste.  Virgos will organize us.  They are the restaurant keepers, journalists, art critics and health workers. 

Up to this point Man has learned to be a complete human being, but only half the journey is accomplished.  The second half is about learning to become a spiritual person and live in both the world of power and spirit while on earth and have the mind be in touch with the Divine.  Here we learn there is more to life than the physical world.  Things become harder to understand, and the first thing our human must now learn is balance. 

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The seventh sign, Libra, the scales, is ruled by Venus just as Taurus is.  Librans can actually miss many opportunities in life through too much weighing and balancing through over-thinking things.  Now the human is becoming psychic and intuitive and would do better going with the first impression.  There is a lot of love in Libra, but it has now become more mental than physical.  They are able to love abstract things such as harmony, peace, justice and beauty.  They truly dislike all disharmony in life.  They will avoid an argument and this is because the refining process has begun.  They are definitely not cowardly or weak.  They are the lawyers, judges and specialists, the architects and researchers.  Many Librans hold themselves back, afraid to let themselves go; and so to compensate they may tend to overwork.

The eighth sign, Scorpio, the scorpion or eagle, ruled by Pluto and before its discovery by Mars.  Our next lesson is to transmute the tender passion of love to the higher planes.  Scorpios have magnetic, forceful personalities and others feel fascinated by them and they can draw fanatical devotion.  This sign produces many saints and many villains too; both the best and the worst!   They can be their own worst enemy, or else have the beginnings of wisdom and attainment of high spirituality.    They usually pass through the fire of the temptation of sex in all its forms to learn that it is the sex-force that gets used for higher attainment.  There is versatility and loyalty and they are capable of swaying others.  They are proud and ambitious, with intense and enduring feelings. 

The ninth sign, Sagittarius, the archer is ruled by Jupiter and the goal now is truth and the beginnings of unselfishness.  Sagittarians instinctively believe that truth is beautiful and they wish to spread it around joyfully.   They love life and travel and are full of humor.  They can be domineering and stubborn, but they always attempt to make others happy.  They are very hospitable and since they contain the qualities of all the preceding signs, they are very versatile.  Music and ceremony appeal and they will give great encouragement to music, the arts and the pleasures and luxuries of life.   Their agile minds cause them to jump to results without patient study.  They must always be actively employed and take periods of complete rest to relax their tenseness.  Sagittarians are very popular with a great zest for life.

The tenth sign, Capricorn, the mountain goat is ruled by Saturn.  Humans are now bending their will to attain spiritual accomplishment and Saturn, the great tester and trainer is here to help.  Saturn holds Capricorns down to earth, pressing upon them and sometimes depressing them.  Our humans are now ready to stand on their own two feet and work things out for themselves, rather than following others’ lead.   They are ready for thoughtful, practical work and have appreciation for intellect and the sciences as well as the occult. There is independence and pride, organization and desire for leadership.   There is tact, pity and patience and ability to now see outside of self, using suffering to identify with the feelings of all humanity.  They usually put the work ahead of the chance for fun.  Capricorn may be hard to understand, complex with unusual reactions, and yet with the stern discipline that is part of their lives, they usually live a long time and are quite healthy. 

The eleventh sign, Aquarius, the water bearer, is ruled by Uranus and before its discovery, they were also Saturn ruled.   By now our human is ready to pour out the waters of life, along with all their ideas on others.  By now, they have lost some of their pride and begun to feel that they are a part of the whole.  They are making great steps forward by beginning to give more importance to others than to themselves.    Aquarians like to gather with others in groups to work for the betterment of all.  They are no longer ambitious totally for themselves.  They will work in the background, unless inspired to work for a cause.   Their minds are learning to be non-attached, honest and free.  They have great sympathy for human weakness.  They are still overly-sensitive and can read character well.  This gives intense likes and dislikes.  They have developed some of the finer qualities of the soul, causing them to be delicately balanced.  There can be frail health, yet nobody has more reserve force than these humanitarians. 

The twelfth sign, Pisces, the sign of the fish ruled by Neptune and previously by Jupiter, encompasses the most perfected type of spiritual humans.  The lesson now is the final letting go of the self and complete merging into the lives and feelings of others.  Many wonderful actors are Pisceans, and also great poets, artists and musicians.  Pisces produces the strongest and the weakest types of humans.  The force flowing through them is difficult to handle and unless well-used, they can turn to drink, drugs and other excesses for escape.  Being the sign of fish going in two directions, they can go either way.  They need courage and confidence in themselves to be inspired to great heights of self-denial and attainment.  Having attained the qualities of all the previous signs, they now have a natural understanding.  Pisceans are very devoted to their friends and are the romantics.  They identify with the universe and love traveling and everything about the sea. 

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It’s important to note that Astrology subdivides the twelve signs many times over.  The laws of rebirth, karma and free will allow for numberless variations of the order for progressing through these signs.  The number of times the humans have accomplished the full round will determine the old or experienced souls or new souls.  The perfected human is a blend of the best of all the signs. 

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Which Sign had a Chart done the Most?

This week I decided to do a bit of research and look through my records at the hundreds of birth charts I have done through the years.  I was wondering about the sun signs of the folks who came to me to have their chart done.  Which sun sign showed up the most? Which sun sign showed up the least?

All twelve signs were represented in good numbers but:

PISCES were highest

Followed very closely by LEOS 

LIBRANS were third

Second to last were CAPRICORNS

and last were the TAURUS folks

Of course, this is just a small cross section of the population and my personal statistics only; yet it is most interesting to me.

Does this surprise you?

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STARTING OUT WITH THE ASTROLOGY GAME OF CARDS – A Quick Tutorial

The Astrology Game of Cards:    A good place to begin to enjoy the Basics of Astrology!

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There are 4 cards for each Zodiac Sign in the above picture.

  • Column 1 shows  the Number cards
  • Column 2 shows the Constellation cards
  • Column 3 shows the Key Word cards
  • Column 4 shows the Symbol cards

Notice that on the left column, the Number cards start at the 1st sign Aries and go down to the 12th sign Pisces.  Each of the other columns do exactly the same, showing them in order from Aries to Pisces.   Shuffle the cards and find one card for each of the different types.  Then sort all of the cards into different piles; each pile made up of the same kind of card.  Then, starting with the Number cards, sort that pile into the order of their place in the Zodiac.

Notice that at the very top are two of the Helper cards…one showing the Order of the signs, and the other is an example of a Horoscope Wheel.

The helper card should now be used to help you sort each of the columns from Aries to Pisces.

If you play with the cards this way a few times, you will rapidly become familiar with them and this knowledge will be helpful as you begin to play all the fun games to follow!

If you look at the Symbols cards, you will learn the dates that each sign falls within.  e.g. Aries falls between March 22 and April 20th.  ( The dates for each sign can change according to your year of birth.  Birthdays on a cusp need a Birth Chart  done to determine their actual sign.  e.g. the beginning or end dates could change if you were born close to the beginning or end of a sign.

Now that you are familiar with the cards, a great game to start with is the “old fashioned” game of  WAR.   After shuffling, the deck is divided between the players.  Without looking at their cards, each player simultaneously plays their top card and the highest sign takes all the cards (Pisces being the highest card for this game).  If there is a tie, each then lays 3 cards face down spelling out w-a-r and turns up the 4th card proclaiming the word war and the highest card takes all cards in that play.  The largest pile wins!

Now you are ready to play some more great games!  See my Blog on How to Play The Astrology Game of Cards, which is also on the Menu Bar.

An Astrology Game For Fun and Learning

    “THE ASTROLOGY GAME OF CARDS”© IS HERE!

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PISCES CARDS SHOWN ABOVE – ALL 12 ZODIAC SIGNS FOR A TOTAL OF 48 CARDS ARE INCLUDED ALONG WITH SUGGESTED CARD GAMES.

A FUN AND EASY WAY TO LEARN THE AGE-OLD SCIENCE OF ASTROLOGY!

See my later posts for More Information!

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SUN SIGN TRIVIA

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Note that these Sun Sign traits are also found in those with these Signs Rising in their charts!

IN RANDOM ORDER BECAUSE ARIES ALWAYS GETS TO BE FIRST:

Cancerians …..or as I prefer to call them….Moon Children…because they are ruled by the Moon!  They are having birthdays as I am writing this so they go first.  Everyone should have a Cancerian friend; they will mother you, nurture you, cook for you, and do so many nice little things to help you out.  They are psychic, sensitive and emotional.  They sense your moods and feelings.  They might bore you with their family stories and their past and their opinions.  Often they are taken advantage of and others make great demands on their time and energy and might even become resentful when they can’t be available to them when needed.  They give because they want to and please don’t forget how smart and shrewd they are!

Aquarians know how to unite people in a common cause.  They would like to help everybody if they could.  They live in an intellectual world and always come up with great new ideas.  They are quite unconventional and always interesting. .  People are very attracted to them.   They don’t usually let others get too close and may sometimes seem aloof.  They are very kind and caring and true humanitarians.  Expect futuristic ideas, spiritual discussions and unusual views from your Aquarian friends.

Sagittarians have optimism, enthusiasm, wisdom and usually are truthful.  They are honest and moral and appreciate that in their friends.   They enjoy sports, athletics and love being outdoors.  If they aren’t playing, they are watching sports.  They like horses, enjoy watching them race and like to ride them.  They are ruled by jovial Jupiter, which generally bestows a cheerful nature.  This makes them enjoyable to be around.

Who has the most magnetic personalities?  Scorpios, of course!  They also have a strong will and an intense emotional nature. Their penetrating insight misses very little of whats goes on around them.  Due to their secretive and suspicious nature, people don’t always trust them.  They tend to be serious and could smile more to attract others.  They usually control their deep emotions and hide their true feelings.  If a Scorpio likes you, they will trust you, but if you wrong them, they never forget!  They usually attract jealousy into their lives but do have many loyal friends.

Taurus worries about job security and security in general.  They usually have fixed opinions and don’t like to change their minds.  They have an overly careful attitude about the work they do and can drive others who work more quickly somewhat crazy.  They should avoid nervous, fidgety people and situations where they feel pressured and pushed.  They will listen patiently to others’ troubles and pamper them with understanding.  Success and money rewards mean a lot to them.

Leos are the proud, determined, success-oriented ones who love to run things. They can become as irritable as a hungry lion, their symbol, if they don’t get approval and recognition.  They have strong values and expect others to live up to them.  When younger they are very proud of their long beautiful hair. Take a look at your Leo and Leo Rising friends and notice how many of them have noticeable moles or beauty marks on their faces. 

Pisces are usually sensitive, easygoing, and lovable folks with very gentle natures, but when things go wrong for them, that can quickly  change into lots of  irritability.  They are two fish swimming in different directions.  That’s when they need  hugs, love and attention.  They will do any job that’s needed but want to feel appreciated.  They can be very inspirational to others.  Many of them are quite spiritual and they are also very artistic.  Certain ones appear to be vaguely confused at times and this is their ruler Neptune at work in their lives.

Aries can be quite impatient and those Aries reading this wondered when we would get to them.  They are always in a hurry and can get careless as a result.  They are intelligent and sensitive but may tend to say things without thinking.  They have firey enthusiasm, impulsive natures and creative minds.  They want to be liked just the way they are, but need to know that sometimes to win at life one must play the game.   They don’t like to stick to one project too long.  Aries have great leadership qualities.

The ambitious, practical one is Capricorn.  They mean business and nothing stops them.  They may get sidetracked or  slowed down but they never forget where they are headed.  They use everything efficiently to get the most out of life. They have a great sense of humor, yet they are quite serious and may be prone to melancholy or depression.  This comes from their ruler serious Saturn, the taskmaster of the zodiac.

The attractive, popular, well-liked folks are the Librans.  They are people-pleasers, and are also fair-minded and treat others with respect.  They seem to attract jealousy just like the Scorpios.  They enjoy talking but hearing your views too.  Don’t tell them any secrets you don’t want revealed; just like Geminis, they don’t mean to tell but it just slips out.  They are fashionable, charming, flirty and know how to make others feel good.  Making decisions is the hardest thing for them because they can see the benefits of both sides.

Virgos like to tinker and fix things using their analytical minds.  If they don’t know how, they will read the instructions and follow them to the letter.  They are always prepared and can solve your problems. They may be somewhat critical but are always attentive, alert and observant.  They enjoy organization and neatness and making order out of chaos.   They notice the tiniest details and analyze everything..

Gemini likes to talk, text, email and is also the practical joker.  They love to flirt!  They are popular because they relate well to people.  They love to be on the go and to learn new things.  Routine work bores them.  They are the twins of the zodiac and often show two different sides to others.  Which twin is out today?  They retain their youthful looks. even as they age.

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Romance By The Stars

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How does each zodiac sign approach love and romance?  As always, after reading your sun sign, read your Rising Sign too!  If you don’t know what that is, you are missing out on a lot of  information about yourself and you might want to have your natal chart done.  Note that the information below may be modified somewhat if you have a lot of planets in a different sign and if you have planets very close to the Ascendant, which is also called the Rising Sign!

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Aries the Ram is very impatient and does not want to waste much time on the chase or on the art of seduction.  They like to be the initiator and tend to fall in love quickly. The physical side of love is always as important as the romantic side.  They are impatient and impulsive and may move on if the flame starts to die down.  They are ruled by Mars.

Taurus the Bull must have beauty or attractiveness in the one they love.  They are known for being down to earth and conservative, yet they make an adoring lover.  They  want a partner who understands their sensitivity and uninhibited side.   There is a tendency toward jealousy, but once they feel secure, they are faithful and like being married, usually not demanding too much in return.  Venus is their ruler.

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Gemini, the sign of the Twins – Their dual personality could be like getting two lovers for the price of one.  Needing constant change, they will want to keep  two partners for as long as they can, and it may be hard for them to settle down too soon. They can live happily ever after with someone who is perceptive, loving, and understanding of their dual nature.  Depending on which twin is in control, they could meet a perfect forever partner who offers these qualities.  Quick-moving Mercury is their ruler.

Cancer the Crab looks for the big romantic dream but often it doesn’t turn out to be the rosy path they expected.  After about age forty, they become much wiser.  Security, marriage and a home of their own will bring them the best personal, lasting happiness.  The Moon ruling their sign affects their emotions more than any of the other zodiac signs.  Until Mr. Right comes along, they will enjoy good romance novels and romantic movies.

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Leo the Lion has personal magnetism and knows how to make you feel special, even if you aren’t the only one in their life.   Everyone should enjoy being loved by a Leo. They are so warm and considerate, and others could mistake that for a greater interest than they actually feel.  They are dramatic in some way and fun to be around. Once happily married, Leo will be a faithful, protective and caring partner.

Virgo the virgin is not necessarily virginal, but is very discriminating.  They have a delightful mind and good looks that rarely fade with age.  Rather than enjoying the attention they get from others, they look at them analytically.   They are not too anxious to get emotionally attached, but once they feel ready;  both financially and emotionally, they choose a partner very carefully.  They need intellectual compatibility and often find that a mutual interest in work creates a bond.  Mercury is also their ruler.

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Libra whose symbol is the scales, is seen as the love goddess of the zodiac and the males are noted for their gentlemanly charm.  They are very refined in love, and in speech and actions.   Small unexpected gifts please them and a gracious, luxurious approach to love works best.   If divorced, they can be very discreet and enjoy experiencing different partnerships.  There is always a partner around the corner for Librans.  Their ruler is Venus.

Scorpio is either the scorpion or the eagle.  Once they find a compatible person who can understand the depths of their nature, they are the most exciting companion.  They can love with great passion if they decide the person is worthy of the emotional drain.  They like being the one in command and can be jealous or experience jealousy from others.  Their love may inspire them to write, paint or sculpt, but if it ends badly, that inspiration will dry up and life will be very dismal for them.  Pluto is their ruler.

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Sagittarius the archer is very interested in people  and that naturally leads to romance.  They aim their arrow directly at their target and nothing will deter them from wooing their chosen one. Females are more subtle but no less determined.  Being a fire sign, they rush quickly into romance.  If a partner is not too responsive, they can be content to be an exceptionally good friend.  You may need to remind them of birthdays and anniversaries, but they are not usually found in the divorce courts.

Capricorn is the mountain goat.  Their ruling planet Saturn often puts up barriers in the realm of romance.  Often there is unrequited love and attempting to forget someone, they might go to the altar for reasons other than true love. They are very stable, if a bit serious. They can disguise their feelings very well.  They are usually not happy with secret liaisons, resorting to them only out of loneliness or depression.  Often Saturn allows them true marital happiness later in life.

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Aquarius is the water bearer – But this is not a water sign, rather an air sign pouring out ideas on others.    Their ruling planet Uranus, which is the planet of the unusual and unexpected, produces remarkable people in Aquarians.  They like partners who are unconventional in some way.  If friends wonder what Aquarians see in someone, it rarely matters to them because they can see beyond mere physical attraction. They love to be with someone with whom they can have great conversations.

Pisces the fish – they will want full romantic treatment even after the wedding bells have stopped ringing.  They are easily hurt but do get over it quickly.  A Pisces can say good bye quicker than anyone else if they are hurt too much or get bored.   They idealize the loved one and want to create romantic moments as often as they can.   They have practically all the other signs at their mercy when it comes to romance.

mars moon eaethWhen you find that seemingly perfect other, consider having a compatibility chart done so you can see how well all your natal planets connect with each other.  Understand your potential life partner so you can work on any disharmony between you and enjoy better harmony together.  Many people marry without really knowing their partner and are apt to get a few surprises after the honeymoon.

We do compatibility charts for a reasonable price through our company “Personality Plus Astrological Services”.  You can learn more by clicking the button in the top menu bar.  We do Natal charts so you can find out your Rising Sign and learn more about yourself.  We give a discount to our blog readers on all our Astrological services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Pet for your Zodiac Sign

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It seems that many homes, at least here in America, have one or more pets.  Some are kept for security reasons,  but most seem to be for companionship   How do you choose your pet?

Read your Sun sign and your Rising Sign to see which pets are the best ones for you.  If you know your chart, look at the sign ruling House six also, because this area of the chart also encompasses pets in your life; or it can show if you prefer none at all.  Blending these clues can indicate what choice will make for a happy experience for you and your critters.

Aries – being an active fire sign, you would like an active pet and a smart one who will be trained quickly.  You are in a hurry to get things done much of the time.  A dog or cat works for you and maybe even a cheetah!  Your animals will know who is the boss in your house.  If concerned about your pet, you won’t waste any time getting to the vet.

Taurus – You will make your pets feel like members of the family and keep them around forever.  They make you feel happy when they want to cuddle with you or stay close.  You want an animal who is good looking and well bred and you will make their life as comfortable as you can.  You know how much you enjoy your own comforts.

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Gemini – You like to pick a trendy pet, one that is cute and you will make sure he or she looks cute when you pick out the pet fashions.  You do prefer easy care and could even enjoy having a colorful bird.  Since you have a sensitive nervous system, you should avoid picking a high strung nervous animal, it will all be just too much.

Cancer Moon Child – More than one can work for you!  Lots more fur to pet and more animals to love will suit your nature and hopefully you will get a very affectionate one.  You could enjoy having some tropical fish too because you naturally enjoy looking at water.  Guard dogs will give you a sense of security, which is so important to you.  You are a watchful parent, making sure your pet has enough to eat and is as lively today as he or she was yesterday.

Leo –  You like large colorful animals and the cat family attracts you.  You also like a showy pet with lots of energy.  He must be obedient and you will give him or her the best food and care  You will  brush your pet and keep it in top physical form and you love it when others admire your animal.

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Virgo –  You tend to be more on the conservative side and a medium size animal is your preference.  He or she must be obedient so you will get animal training.  Your dog or cat should be intelligent, which is more important to you than a showy animal.. Rather than worry about the animal’s changing behaviors, get frequent vet check-ups. You are a very responsible pet owner.

Libra – You enjoy a well trained pet with a good pedigree and your pet must be beautiful as well.  A poodle suits you well and you spare no cost in his or her care. You do not enjoy walking your dog when the weather isn’t good, so you might rather enjoy a pretty parrot or other lovely feathered bird who requires much less attention.

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Scorpio – You enjoy a dog that is your very own and one who answers just to you. You will be so very devoted that it will bother you to leave your pet alone or with others for too long.  An unusual looking and alert animal appeals to you. You could even enjoy a monkey.  More than likely, your pet comes into your life in an unusual or unexpected way.

Sagittarius – your sign very much loves animals. You seem to get all the strays.  Friends often leave their pets with you when they go on vacation and you are very happy with that. You might enjoy breeding dogs yourself.  Often one dog is not enough for you, and usually you prefer larger dogs and you also have a love of horses.

Capricorn – You are the practical sign and your dog should double as both a companion and a guard dog.  You keep your pet healthy and may not choose cuddly affectionate dogs for your own pet.  You like a strong animal and prefer short hair.  You like an active, smart dog but one who is not too demanding, especially when you are in a low mood.

Aquarius – You understand the responsibility involved in keeping a pet and you may be so busy taking care of needy people, that you put off getting yourself a pet.  A gentle and independent cat might suit you.  Someone in your family may bring a pet into your household, rather than you making a choice.

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Pisces – You probably have a nice variety of pets in your home.  Your attitude toward them  is so kind that you don’t really care how much they cost.  You usually add a new one every so often, which might make your home chaotic.  You enjoy each pet’s unique personality and can tune in to each one.   Your intuition and psychic abilities create great rapport with your animals and they adore you.

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Another Chance for Love

holding handsSo, you are divorced or widowed and you don’t want to be alone anymore.  What is it like to start dating again?    It is really best to take your time and not jump into the first situation just because you want to be settled again.  .  You can have an ‘interview’ of sorts with potential partners, while you learn more about yourself, your needs, and what and who works best for you.  You want to  meet that special one to spend the rest of your life with; someone with whom you share the same goals, and  with harmony between you that just flows easily.  How do each of the Zodiac Sun signs relate to their partners?

Aries:  The first time they were probably the stronger marriage partner because they always enjoy being needed.  But probably now they are tired of that situation and want to have a partner who is more of an equal.  Known to be impetuous and rush into things, being a little older and wiser, they probably will take their time before rushing into anything this time around.  They like their independence  but are now willing to give the same to a partner.

Taurus: They stay in marriages and try their best to make them work, knowing change is taking a risk.  But if it’s the second time around, they look for financial security as well as physical love and someone who enjoys food as much as they do.  They like the time they spend being on their own and dating, and they usually go slowly, waiting for the person who fits into their life effortlessly.

Gemini: After a failed marriage or losing a partner, they probably enjoy the dating experience and really like being single and do not feel a strong urge to remarry.  If they had to struggle to fit into a relationship and it was too demanding, they want to leave.  When they feel ready to  try again, they know that they probably won’t be typical. They look for someone who is easy to be with, yet interesting and easy to talk to.

Cancer:  Divorces really devastate them and they take a long time to heal.  They slowly start socializing and open up a little at a time. They do remember how nice intimacy can be.  They also remember how good it feels to cook a nice meal for someone who appreciates it.  Eventually they will feel ready to marry someone who will love and cherish them and they want to reciprocate in kind.

Leo:  Sometimes they grow apart from their partner through the years.   As they mature and gain greater confidence, it’s easier to find someone a bit more independent, who will not cling to them nor will they expect a devoted audience from the partner all the time, as they did in their younger days.  They learn that adult love is true appreciation of each other.

Virgo:  It is so difficult for them to find a partner who meets their criteria.  But when they do and it ends for one reason or another, they doubt they can find someone else to measure up to their high standards.  Eventually as they mature, they learn to let go of being so picky and focus on the important things and they do find another partner.  They learn not to nag so much over trivial stuff, which might be the reason for the failed first marriage.

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Libra:  They love storybook romances and living happily ever after.  They soon learn that real life intrudes and reality often breaks up the partnership.  They continue to idealize the other person and think they won’t find anyone like that again.  They should use their minds and intellect a bit more, rather than indulging in too many fantasies, as they seek another partner. They need to find someone with mutual interests which can then lead to moonlight and roses and a relationship that will last.

Scorpio:  They need a deeply satisfying relationship and it’s painful for them to let go and reach out again.  But they eventually do, as they realize intimacy is better the older we get.  Maturity brings the knowledge of how to respond to a partner on all levels.  They learn to stop the games and power struggles that they always enjoyed.  Developing a sense of humor along with a desire for depth and intensity can help them to be ready to find the right one.

Sagittarius:  In their first marriage, if the partner tried to tie them down and keep them home, they finally learn enough about themselves to bypass that scenario the second time.  They believe that love is about the heart, not about the license, so they can enjoy being with someone without a contract. If they do think about possibly marrying again, it’s because they find someone who so fascinates them, they want them to always stay around and perhaps they marry, or maybe not.

Capricorn:  Being status conscious, they may have chosen their first partner to advance financially, socially or professionally.  Without enough shared love, these marriages end.  With maturity and reaching their own achievements in life, they learn to marry for love, pleasure or personal enjoyment.  They lighten up and get younger in spirit, yet always tend to keep a sensible outlook on life.

Aquarius:  Being naturally rebellious and independent, they may avoid intimacy and  find themselves in an early marriage that feels very threatening to their freedom.  After some time, through the dating scene, they may develop a friendship with a person who doesn’t feel so threatening to them.  They build greater intimacy and eventually realize that they are indeed connected, married or not.

Pisces:  In an early marriage, they felt obligated to always be there for the partner and put their own needs last.  Eventually, with maturity, they realize they can’t do this anymore and retreat either emotionally or physically.   After some time of growing independence. they find someone who understands them; someone with whom they are unafraid to reveal themselves and then they can be truly happy in a relationship.

Being single again has its benefits.  It forces people to figure out what it takes to be in a relationship.  Many people remarry, believing that this time they know what is required to make a marriage work.   Hopefully, they take enough time to learn this.

ASTROLOGICAL TRIVIA

online friends posterAstrology has endured for over 5000 years only because it consistently has helped people who use it to help themselves!  Here are some interesting facts:

It seems that March births live an average of four years longer than those born in any other month!

Leo, the proud, determined, success-oriented sign likes to be boss.  Often they have noticeable moles or beauty marks on their faces and lots of hair, only cutting it later in life.

May births often seem to give their natives higher I.Q. test scores!

Most Sagittarians love sports, athletics and being outdoors.  If they don’t play, they are watching sports.  They have enthusiasm, optimism and usually always tell the truth!

Everyone should have a Cancerian friend because they will cook for you and mother you. Many of them are taken advantage of because they are so kind and helpful.  Don’t underestimate them; they are quite shrewd in business!

Everyone:  when the moon travels through the same sign as your Sun sign each month, it’s your favorite time, so that’s the time to ask for what you want!

Scorpios have the most magnetic personality, a very strong will and intense emotional nature.  They usually have many loyal friends, but others don’t always trust them, due to their suspicious,  secretive nature.  They may attract jealousy from others, without really trying.

Every four minutes the Rising Sign changes by 1°. Twins will have differences in personality if born more than four minutes apart.  They should look identical if born immediately after each other, having the same Rising Sign, and should be very similar with identical birth charts.

Have you noticed that many Virgos love to fix things?  Most of them have innate genius for mechanical tinkering and just knowing how things go together.  If they don’t know, they will read the directions and follow them to the letter.  They like to create order!

Famous people and geniuses seem to have their Sun signs in the first 3°  of Pisces, Taurus, or Scorpio. If other planets or the Ascendant are in one of these signs within the first 3°, they will also be brought into greater prominence in life!

Librans love to please; they are attractive, well-liked and outgoing. They are fair and treat others with respect. They also can attract jealousy like a magnet, but their charm is always working for them!  They usually dress beautifully!

Pisces often appear delicate and they like it that way! They actually can withstand excesses pretty well. However, moderation will give them better-than-average health.  They feel everyone’s energy and often need alone time to rejuvenate.

Gemini is the practical joker, and loves to flirt.  They are popular because they relate well to most people and they love to communicate. But don’t tell them any secrets you don’t want revealed.  They don’t mean to tell, it just slips out since they are naturally chatty!

Capricorn is ambitious and means business!  They may get sidetracked  or slowed down, but they never forget where they are headed! They watch their health, but their problem area is depression, which depletes their energy.  Humor can save them!

Aquarians live in an intellectual world!  People are very attracted to them and their ideas. They are very caring and true humanitarians. Expect  to hear futuristic ideas and spiritual discussions, along with their unusual views.

Taurus needs job security, but needs to be open to new ideas as well. They have good business sense, but may be too tedious and overly careful about the work. They listen patiently to others’ troubles and pamper them with understanding!

And finally the sign that is always first… Aries, who is also the most impatient and in a hurry and can get careless as a result. They want to be liked just the way they are, but sometimes in life we must play the game. They love being in charge!

Don’t forget, all these traits are generalized and will be modified by the Rising Sign, so if you know your Rising Sign, incorporate the above descriptions for that sign too.

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Taking a Vacation by Zodiac Signs

zodiac pictures all 12Aries brings Mars energy on vacation with them, even though a calm, quiet place would be good for them. Vacation doesn’t give them a rest because they pack in so much excitement.   A peaceful vacation does not have to be dull; it could give them a chance to discover a different way of life, explore those back roads and find something new and different. .

Taurus loves tropical islands and cruises can be very relaxing as well. Let someone else serve the meals and activities. They like to sit around and recharge.  They can bring the family along, but should try to have some time alone without kids. Please pass up the temptation to vacation with business friends.  It’s best not to go back to the same place year after year but try someplace new.

Gemini dreams about vacations, imagining the “perfect” trip.   Gemini often makes plans and then changes them. Mercury tends to make them changeable. They love tours, but it may be better to plan a little longer stay.  They read everything and  love chatting with just about everyone. Try a motorscooter or rent a bicycle to satisfy both of the twins.

Cancerians love to travel, but sometimes they enjoy just taking time off to be at home, perhaps taking short trips and returning to sleep in their own comfortable beds.  They can take half the day just getting out the door and wonder why they can’t see as much as they’d hoped.   It’s best to plan a starting time, where to eat or pack a lunch and then go with the flow and enjoy whatever comes up. Try to visit a place near water or with a romantic background. A cruise is just about perfect!

Leo is a child of the Sun and enjoys warmth, bright lights and sparkling people.  They need to save enough to  live like a King or a Queen.  They prefer one week at an expensive hotel over several less expensive weeks.   They enjoy seeing celebrities and lots of night life as well as the beach.  They always pack more clothes than they actually wear.

Virgo often waits too long for the time or money to take a real vacation. But when they do go,  they might plan a trip that would surprise everyone.  A seldom seen extroverted side creeps in.  It can keep them going for several years because they feel they were making up for lost time.   They usually plan day trips, but when these types of opportunities arrive, they could go to the most unexpected places!

Libra is another sign that changes their mind or cancels their plans either because of circumstances or just because of a change of mind at the last minute.  They like to see the romantic spots in the world and then they become easily influenced by others who rave about somewhere they have been and Libra wants to go there. They need to find a place where they can be waited on to truly enjoy themselves.  They don’t want to put up with any discomforts on vacation. Venus makes them want luxury so they should plan for only the best.

Scorpio usually likes to plan dramatic vacations. Vacations should provide beneficial changes to their usual routine.  They enjoy traveling to foreign countries or seeing music festivals and theater. Music and drama are a great relief for their changing moods. They do love to live dangerously but should try not to return home tired and worn out.

Sagittarius loves action-packed vacations, sporting events included.  They love the mountains and rugged nature.  They need challenges and physical activity on vacation.  They need to try not to be impatient with family members who are less active or try taking a separate trip on occasion.   If  they can’t get away for a week or two, they can just take a long weekend now and then.   They are so outgoing,  they easily meet people.

Capricorns look longingly towards yearly vacations as an escape, but must leave their business affairs at home.   They really need a relaxing vacation more than anybody.  Something seems to hold them back from full, zesty enjoyment of life; and it’s the Saturn influence on their sign. We all need and deserve a break from our work and our routines; for Capricorn,  it’s money well-spent.

Aquarians are the most spontaneous travelers of the zodiac. With their humanitarian instincts, they are quite likely to find themselves visiting a sick friend or looking after a family member and grateful to stay a few extra days as a vacation.  They often need to forgo original plans because of the unexpected forces of Uranus, their ruler.  As they get older, they end to spend more time vacationing at home. They enjoy great discussions with the new people they meet while traveling.

Pisceans like to plan nice, romantic vacations near water.   They know how to enjoy themselves no matter where they go and always manage to find pleasant companions.  They enjoy seeing entirely new places, but they must be spacious.   Some Pisceans enjoy solitude, with less people and lots of time for contemplation. They would vacation often if money permitted and the wonderful mood created, often continues upon their return.

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