I enjoy writing about the Moon. I am a Cancerian but much prefer being known as a Moonchild. The Moon is the ruler of the sign Cancer. The most viewed Blog post that I have written in the last six years was entitled “The Cancerian Moonchild”. The Statistics show it has had 1323 views, way more than anything else I have written about!
We know that the moon is now a dead body and nothing shows any life there, but was it always this way? All planets and luminaries have bodies and go through a process of birth, growth and death. The solar system is known as a body and is within a constellation.* The moon is another body within the solar system. The whole universe is one living organism with its basis being energy and motion. Planet earth is a body and within it are human bodies, mere cells in contrast to the greater whole. Just as blood and energy circulate through our bodies, so energy circulates through the universe, helping it to perform its function. Since planets have energy and motion, they can transmit this to other planets and influence them. This is how the moon influences the earth and its cells; the human beings who inhabit the earth. We pick up some of its cosmic energy, just as cosmic rays can affect life on earth.
*A constellation is a cluster of stars . The stars that appear on the ecliptical** belt have the same names, but not the same location as the twelve zodiac signs.
** The Ecliptical belt is the apparent path of the sun in the heavens. The plane of the earth’s orbit extended to meet the celestial sphere.
If the moon were to be suddenly struck out of existence, the tides would stop their rise and fall and the bodily fluids of humans would change drastically. The ebb and flow of life energy is linked to the waxing and waning of the moon. The study of human horoscopes through the years has shown that people born at the time from new to full moon have greater strength. Their blood, breath and muscles are stronger than those born when the moon is waning. Light is another source of energy and people born during the waxing moon live longer than those born during the decreasing light of the moon. It’s been shown that there is a definite link between the length of the moon cycle and the life span.
The moon is no longer just a remote romantic body in the heavens that lovers swear their love by, because we know it is there; it has been reached by humans.
Astrologers study the celestial bodies from the earth which is Geocentric. Astronomers study the solar system from a heliocentric-sun-centered point of view.
June opens with many changes in the planetary energies!
Mercury moved into Gemini where it is very much at home. Mercury rules communications and Gemini is the sign of the communicator! Lets all talk!!
Venus moved into Taurus where it is also feeling quite homey. Venus is the planet ruling Taurus. Venus is love and money and Taurus loves handling money!
Mars just moved into Cancer and will energize Cancerians and get them busy with their projects. Cancer softens Mars competitive and often combative nature.
Jupiter went Direct today after being retrograde for 4 months. He is in Libra at 13 degrees as he goes Direct. Get ready Librans for some positive forward movement finally. Everyone else look and see where 13 degrees Libra falls in your birth chart, That’s where you should see things start to pick up for you in beneficial ways.
We also have a Full Moon at 18 degrees Sagittarius tomorrow June 9th and it pushes us to seek adventure and broaden our learning through our emotions. This will mostly affect you if you have any planets in Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces (all the mutable signs) between 15 and 23 degrees.
Lots is shifting in the heavens for us to experience in our lives.
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Learn the basics of Astrology using my colorful Astrology Card Game, a new concept just created! This is a fun way to play familiar card games while you automatically get familiar with Astrology.
Enclosed with each deck are suggested ways to play the first two of many possible games: Zodiac Rummy and Zodiac Solitaire.
Full rules for Astro Rummy – Great for 3 or 4 people.Deal out 7 cards to each player. Turn the remainder face down and turn up one card to start the discard pile. Each player in turn draws a card. When a card is drawn, there must be a discard. You may have the option of picking up the top card from the discard pile or even picking up theentire discard pack instead of drawing a card… But you must have two cards of that zodiac set in hand. In addition, if you take the entire discard pack, because you now have more possibility of winning, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO LAY DOWN 3 SETS RATHER THAN 2 SETS LIKE THE OTHER PLAYERS! Then discard 1 card as usual. When play ends, whoever wins gets 25 points. If a card set of 4 has been already laid down by any player, it doesn’t count against them. When there is a winner, any cards remaining in the other players’ hands count 5 points for the winner.
Zodiac Solitaire is played like regular Solitaire except there are 12 instead of 13 cards and no suits. Great for playing and learning when you are alone! Lay out 7 rows of cards across, turning up the first card and turning down the other 6 cards. Deal across the row again, turning up the second card and turning down the other 5 cards. Again, turning up the 3rd card and turning down the other 4 cards, and so on until you have turned up the 7th card. From the cards showing on the table, fill the rows down in order of the signs from Pisces to Aries just like Kings down to Aces. The 12th sign Pisces acts like a King and when there is an empty spot, it fills that spot. With the remainder of the deck, by threes turn over cards and see if they can be used anywhere. Aries acts like an Ace and when you have gone as far as possible, you can turn over the cards by ones to see if any can fit in. Begin laying off the Aries (Aces) up top followed by Taurus (like 2’s) and then Gemini (like 3’s) and so on, until you complete the 4 sets up top. You will win most of the time with these cards and you will learn the order of the signs forward and backward each time you play.
Please use the Informational card included in your deck to learn the order of the signs to play Zodiac Solitaire.
MORE FUN GAMES TO PLAY:
Zodiac Element Game – Deal 7 cards to 3 or 4 players. Collect 2 sets of 4 cards containing an Element such as Air, Fire, Earth or Water to win this game. No discard is needed to go out.
Air signsinclude Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
Fire signsinclude Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Earth signsinclude Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
Water signsinclude Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Note: There is a card showing these Elements included in each card deck.
Zodiac Birth Sign Game – Before play begins declare your Sun Sign. If a second player has the same birth sign, he or she must choose the sign of a family member instead and declare it. Deal out 7 cards to 3 or 4 players. Collect one setof 4 cardsfrom your birth sign and one set of any other sign in order to win the hand. Winner gets 25 points and play ends. No discard is needed to go out.
Zodiac Human Symbol Game – There are just 4 zodiac symbols depicting humans. They are the Gemini Twins, the Virgo Virgin, the Sagittarius Archer and the Aquarius Water Bearer. Note that Aquarius is not a water sign despite being shown pouring water. This sign is part of the Air group of Elements and has been known to be pouring out ideas. The other 8 symbols are animals or objects. Deal out 7 cards to 3 or 4 people. Only 1 set of a sign with people is needed to go out and win and when this happens, the game ends immediately and winner gets 25 points. Note: To vary this game, you could collect one of each of the human zodiac signs rather than 4 of the same sign.
Zodiac Numbers Game – Great for kids! Deal 7 cards to 3 or 4 players. Collect any 4 consecutive numbers of the zodiac number cards only. Collect just one set of four to win, picking up a card and discarding a card.
Check the enclosed informational Symbols card to see the consecutive order of the signs from #1 Aries to #12 Pisces
Zodiac Fishing Game – similar to the Go Fish Game – another great game that kids and also adults can enjoy with these cards. WHEN YOU ASK OTHER PLAYERS FOR A PARTICULAR SIGN, THEY MUST HAND OVER ALL THAT THEY HAVE OF THAT SIGN. The winner is the first one to collect 2 zodiac sets and win 25 points.
Rob The Deck– Deal 8 cards to each player. Lay out 6 cards right side up on the table to work from. If you hold a card in the same zodiac sign as one on the table, pick that card up and along with the card in your hand, begin to accumulate your pile, facing up. Keep going until you have no match. If you can’t play, lay a card down in the center from your hand. Each player builds their pile. If any player has a card in the same zodiac sign as the top card in your pile, they get to rob the deck and move your pile to theirs and the same for you. Deal out 8 more cards when the hands are all gone and continue playing. When there are no more cards to deal the largest pile wins!
Zodiac Flash Cards – Cover parts of the card and guess to see how much you have learned.
Watch for more games you can play in my next post.
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Elon Musk hopes SpaceX will send humans to Mars in 2024
I did not know this, did you? Fascinating!!
SpaceX’s plan to send a Dragon capsule to Mars in 2018 will be the first in a sequence of unmanned commercial missions to the rust-colored world before the first voyage with humans as soon as 2024, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said Wednesday.
The company announced in April its intention to dispatch a next-generation Dragon spacecraft, an uncrewed derivative of the vehicle SpaceX is developing to send astronauts to the International Space Station, to Mars on an interplanetary test flight in 2018.
Speaking at Code Conference 2016, a tech industry conclave sponsored by Recode and Vox Media held this week near Los Angeles, Musk said SpaceX will send a mission to Mars every two years beginning in 2018, when the positions of the planets allow spacecraft to make a direct trip from Earth.
Known for announcing ambitious schedules, Musk acknowledged the timetable is ambitious and rife with uncertainties, but the plan is a stepping stone toward eventually sending large numbers of people to Mars, along with millions of pounds of support equipment.
“The basic game plan is we’re going to send a mission to Mars with every Mars opportunity from 2018 onwards,” Musk said Wednesday night. “They occur approximately every 26 months. We’re establishing cargo flights to Mars that people can count on for cargo.”
“That’s what’s necessary to create a self-sustaining, or a growing, city on Mars,” he said.
SpaceX has not revealed what the “Red Dragon” mission in 2018 will carry, but NASA has signed on to provide deep space navigation and communications support, along with a suite of sensors.
The launch opportunity to Mars in 2018 occurs in May, followed by another window in July and August of 2020.
“I think, if things go according to plan, we should be able to launch people probably in 2024, with arrival in 2025,” Musk said.
“When I cite a schedule, it’s actually a schedule I think is true,” Musk said in a response to a question at Code Conference. “It’s not some fake schedule I don’t think is true. I may be delusional. That is entirely possible, and maybe it’s happened from time to time, but it’s never some knowingly fake deadline ever.”
He did not specify whether the mission would land on Mars or just orbit the planet.
Travelers will not go to Mars aboard the upgraded “Crew Dragon” vehicle SpaceX intends to launch to the red planet in 2018. Its internal volume is roughly equivalent to an SUV, making for an uncomfortable ride, and it will not have the ability to return to Earth.
Musk plans to unveil his architecture for colonizing Mars, a prime mission of SpaceX when he established the company in 2002, in September at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.
“That’s the game plan — approximately 2024 to launch the first of the Mars colonial transport systems with people,” Musk said Wednesday.
SpaceX will have to develop a giant rocket, larger than the Saturn 5 moon rocket or the Space Launch System currently pursued by NASA, to make Musk’s objective a reality. The design of the new rocket, and the location of its factory and launch base, have not been announced.
The cost of Musk’s Mars dream is also unquantified, at least publicly, but he said SpaceX needs “a lot of money” for the project from revenues earned through lucrative contracts with NASA, the U.S. military, and commercial communications customers.
In parallel, NASA is working on its own Mars program, aiming to launch astronauts aboard the Space Launch System and Orion crew capsule on a mission to the vicinity of the red planet in the 2030s. The cost of that government-backed program is also unclear, and it still lacks technical and schedule detail.
NASA plans to launch a series of crewed flights to cis-lunar space, a region near the moon, beginning as soon as 2021 to test out deep space operations, life support systems, solar-electric thrusters, and habitats for the round-trip voyage to Mars.
The space agency’s plan for robotic Mars missions is more defined, with a stationary lander named InSight due for departure in May 2018 to detect quakes and study the planet’s deep interior.
A rover based on the Curiosity vehicle currently exploring Mars will follow with a launch in 2020, carrying with it a set of scientific instruments to help search for evidence of past life and hardware to demonstrate the ability to generate oxygen from the Martian atmosphere. That is key to future human expeditions, which will need to make their own breathable air, water and propellants.
The rover launching in 2020 will also collect rock specimens for retrieval by a later probe to return them to Earth.
In 2022, NASA tentatively plans to send an orbiter to Mars in the second phase of a program to robotically return samples from the surface of Mars to Earth. The craft could be powered by an efficient solar-electric propulsion system, allowing the orbiter to move more freely around Mars and test the ability to rendezvous with another object in Mars orbit.
A lander to actually pick up the rock samples could follow later in the 2020s.
The European Space Agency’s ExoMars rover is also scheduled for launch in 2020. It will burrow up to 2 meters, or 6 feet, into the Martian crust to gather core samples that have been shielded from ionizing radiation that scientists believe damage or destroy the organic signatures of past life at the surface.
China is developing its own rover to launch to Mars in 2020, and the United Arab Emirates is funding a planned Martian atmospheric research orbiter to lift off from Earth the same year
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.
” …And it was morning as God stood before his twelve children and into each of them planted the seed of human life. One by one each child stepped forward to receive his appointed gift.
To you Aries
I give the seed first that you might have the honor of planting it. That for every seed you plant one million more will multiply in your hand. You will not have time to see the seed grow, for everything you plant creates more that must be planted. You will be the first to penetrate the soil of people’s minds with My Idea. But it is not your job to nourish the Idea, nor to question it. Your life is action, and the only action I ascribe to you is to begin making men aware of My Creation.For your good work I give you the virtue of Self-Esteem.
…. Quietly Aries stepped back to his place.
To you Taurus
I give the power to build the seed into substance. Your job is a great one requiring patience, for you must finish all that has been started, or the seeds will be wasted to the wind. You are not to question nor change your mind in the middle, nor to depend on others for what I ask you to do. For this I give you the gift of Strength. Use it wisely.
…. And Taurus stepped back into place.
To you Gemini
I give the questions without the answers, so that you may bring to all an understanding of what people see around them. You will never know why people speak or listen, but in your quest for the answer you will find my gift of Knowledge.
…. And Gemini stepped back into place.
To you Cancer
I ascribe the task of teaching people about emotion. My Idea is for you to cause them laughter and tears so that all they see and think develops fullness from inside. For this I give you the gift of Family that your fullness may multiply.…. And Cancer stepped back to his place.
To you Leo
I give the job of displaying my Creation in all its brilliance to the world. But you must be careful of pride and always remember that it is My Creation, not yours. For if you forget this, people will scorn you. There is much joy in the job I give you if you but do it well. For this you are to have the gift of Honor. …. And Leo stepped back to his place.
To you Virgo
I ask for an examination of all that humankind has done with my Creation. You are to scrutinize their ways sharply and remind them of their errors, so that through them my Creation may be perfected. For doing this I give you the gift of Purity of Thought.…. And Virgo stepped back to his place
To you Libra
I give the mission of service, that humans will be mindful of their duties to others. That they may learn cooperation, as well as the ability to reflect on the other side of their actions. I will put you everywhere there is discord, and for your efforts I will give you the gift of Love.…. ….And Libra stepped back in place.
To you Scorpio
I give a very difficult task. You will have the ability to know the minds of the other people, but I do not permit you to speak about what you learn. Many times you will be pained by what you see, and in your pain you will turn away from Me and forget that it is not I, but the perversion of My Idea, that is causing your pain. You will see so much of humankind that you will come to know them as animals, and will wrestle so much with the animal instincts in yourself that you will lose your way; but when you finally come back to Me, Scorpio, I have for you the supreme gift of Purpose. …. And Scorpio stepped back.
To You Sagittarius
I ask that you make people laugh, for amidst their misunderstanding of My Idea they become bitter. Through laughter you are to give people hope, and through hope turn their eyes back to Me. You will touch many lives if but for a moment, and you will know the restlessness in every life you touch.
To you Sagittarius I give the gift of Infinite Abundance that you may spread wide enough to reach every corner of darkness and bring it Light.…. And Sagittarius stepped back into place.
To you Capricorn
I ask the toil of your brow, that you might teach people to work. Your task is not an easy one, for you will feel all of humankind’s labors on your shoulders; but the yoke of your burdens contains the Responsibility of your Brothers and Sisters, which I put into your hands…. And
…. And Capricorn stepped back into place.
To you Aquarius
I give the concept of the future that people might see other possibilities. You will have the pain of loneliness, for I do not allow you to personalize My Love. But for turning people’s eyes to new possibilities I give the gift of Freedom that in your liberty you may continue to serve humankind wherever they need you.…. And Aquarius stepped back into place.
To you Pisces
I give the most difficult task of all. I ask you to collect all the world’s sorrows and return them to Me. Your tears are to be ultimately My Tears. The sorrow you will absorb is the effect of people’s misunderstanding of My Idea, but you are to give them compassion that they may try again. For this the most difficult task of all, I give you the greatest gift of all. You will be the only one of my twelve Children to understand Me. This gift of Understanding is for you, Pisces, for when you try to spread it to humankind they will not listen.…. And Pisces stepped back into place. …. And Pisces stepped back into place.
And the children left, each determined to do his job best that he might to receive his gift. But none fully understood his task or his gift, and when they returned puzzled God said, “You each believe that the other gifts are better. Therefore I will allow you to trade.” And for the moment each child was elated as he considered all the possibilities of his new mission. But God smiled as he said, “You will return to me many times asking to be relieved of your mission, and each time I will grant your wish. You will go through countless incarnations before you complete the original mission I have prescribed for you. I give you countless time in which to do it, but only when it is done can you be with Me.”
Originally taken from Zodiacreads.com by Bijal Vyas
I have been reviewing some information from a book written in 1928 called “Simplified Scientific Astrology”. I found the following facts to be very interesting because I had not heard some of them before.
During the 2000-plus years that have elapsed since the equinox came within orb of Pisces the sign of the fishes, religious rites have required that the people annoint themselves with “Piscean water” at the door of the church. The service or Mass was performed by a priest whose hat resembled the head of a fish, and were originally told to abstain from eating meat on Fridays and at other times and to eat fish instead. They were also taught to worship or honor an immaculate virgin (Mary) because Virgo, the sign of the virgin, is the sign opposite Pisces and the opposite signs are as two sides of the same coin. This type of worship will continue in a decreasing degree until the sign Aquarius and its opposite sign Leo have replaced the current symbols of christianity. Having been brought up in the catholic church, I have seen all these Piscean symbols first hand and I know many changes have been taking place through the years.
On either side of the Ecliptic or Sun’s path are a number of fixed stars which form twelve groups or constellations, that are called ‘signs of the zodiac’. These twelve constellations are called the natural zodiac remaining in the same relative positions, so we use a Table of Houses our whole life and yet we must consult an Ephemeris to see the planets’ places every year.
The sun crosses the celestial equator (precedes it) and this is called the precession of the equinox. It takes about 2,156 years before the Sun recedes one constellation, traveling one degree about every 72 years; and it takes about 25,868 years for the Sun to circle back through all twelve constellations.
At the time that we were in the age of Taurus which is the sign of ‘the Bull’ the ancient Egyptians worshipped the sacred ‘Bull Apis’. Their priests at that time wore the Uraeus or Serpent Symbol belonging to Scorpio opposite Taurus, to indicate their possession of the esoteric wisdom.
When the Sun went into Aries by precession it became idolatry for ‘the chosen people’ to worship the Bull or ‘golden calf’. They left Egypt and pinned their faith to the ‘ram’ or ‘lamb’ which was then slain. According to the esoteric symbol for Libra, the opposite of Aries, which is ‘the scales of justice’, He shall come again as judge.
The reason the Aquarian influence has already been felt is because the Sun’s orb is so large that it touches the cusp of Aquarius. We have seen many new inventions and electronics (computers, smart phones and even smart cars) all brought into our experience. Aquarius is also the sign of the humanitarian whose symbol is the Water Bearer, pouring out not water as is often suggested, but pouring wonderful ideas on humanity. The coming possibilities for the human race are wonderful to contemplate. When the equinox actually crosses into the sign of Aquarius in the year 2654, we should finally see the brotherhood and peace that this world longs to experience!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When 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.
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Mercury is going Retrograde again as it does four times a year! (from 1/5 through 1/25 when it goes Direct). Mercury rules our thoughts and speech.
A reminder: Always read important documents over carefully and don’t sign contracts or make new commitments if at all possible. If you must, just be sure to get a second opinion and pay extra attention to details. Negotiations can go okay if you very aware of what is being said, but try and wait before making final decisions. You could forget some of the important details and misunderstandings can easily occur.
Retrograde planets can certainly have a positive side. We get another chance to back up and redo things and they can wind up even better than before! You could figure out what hasn’t been working very well and implement some new changes. This is a great time to reorganize your life. Friends from the past and even former clients often pop up unexpectedly! This can be a very positive experience for both of you.
So, remember to read things over very well, especially if you don’t completely understand something. Ask questions and also remember to use spell check. Be especially aware of texting the wrong words if you don’t take the time to read what you said before hitting that send button. Don’t buy electronic equipment, wait a few weeks; often it has to be returned for some reason anyway.
This week also sees Jupiter taking a rest (going retrograde) all the way into May, (more like a slow down for Mr Jupiter) from giving out opportunities, growth, expansion and luck. (from 1/7 through 5/9 when he goes Direct).
To the Virgos, with Jupiter now in Virgo, worry not, he will be back to either continue what he started or finally get to you. It all depends if the degrees are early or later in your chart. If you are a Virgo or have Virgo Rising in your chart, think back to twelve years ago, as to what was happening in your life, and you will get some idea of might be happening for you. Wherever you have Virgo in your chart, in whatever planet or house, something there will enlarge or expand as Jupiter connects at or near those degrees.
And, lucky me with Virgo as my Rising Sign (also called the Ascendant). I have been having a pretty good year so far and I am expecting things to pick up in May when Jupiter moves forward again. Jupiter completes his one year journey in Virgo on 9/10/16 and will then enter the sign of Libra for one year!