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!

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HELLO PLUTO

One of the recent photos of Pluto - July, 2015
One of the recent photos of Pluto – July, 2015

Pluto was discovered in 1930 and is the furthest body in our solar system that we know of today..  Astronomers decided to downgrade Pluto to a planetoid several years ago, but Astrologers knew that Pluto would always be a planet and continued to use Pluto in natal charts.   Pluto has been given rule over the planet Scorpio and is associated with power, control and transformation.

The nature of Pluto is similar to that of the Hindu god Shiva, known as the creator and destroyer.  Pluto is known to begin a break-down phase, followed by something new.  The death, destruction and renovation cycle has a lot of power.  The Pluto process is about new life from the old.  This is also seen symbolically in the Tarot cards  “Death” and “The Tower”.

Pluto-ruled people want to be in control and during a Pluto transit to your natal chart, someone or something could occur that causes a transformation of some kind in your life.  Pluto generally refers to death as a metaphor; in other words, something that ends.  Sometimes there are power struggles over the changes that occur.  These changes are inevitable, because Pluto comes along with lessons, letting you know that you can’t patch things up anymore.  It’s time to reconstruct, or start over from the ground up.  Don’t waste time and energy trying to prevent Pluto from doing his job; because all that powerful energy will build up and become explosive.  The changes will happen and not in the best way.  This is necessary for your growth and evolution!  It’s certainly helpful to know when Pluto is about to enter a new area in your chart (your life), so you can be forewarned and handle things better.

IT’S THAT SCORPIO TIME OF YEAR

FOR KAREN, KATE, CINDY, NANCY, MIA AND DON AND ALL THE SCORPIO SUN SIGNS AND RISING SIGNS OUT THERE!

                                                                                                                

Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio and this is a fixed, water sign.   There are two types of Scorpios:  the lower scorpion  and the soaring eagle.   One tends to be more self-centered and extremely passionate  and the other type tends to be more idealistic and devoted to the good of others.  Both have strong will power but use it in different ways.  Intensity would describe all Scorpios.  They like to live their life to the fullest and tend to overindulge in work and in play.   They have strong purpose and determination.

Some jealousy is part of the Scorpio nature….. If  they don’t experience it toward someone, they will probably experience it from someone.     They  have great powers of endurance and know how to rise above their difficulties.    Their personal magnetism is very strong and there is always something dynamic and fascinating about them.   Others always notice  the Scorpio eyes, they seem to look right through you!

 The Rising Sign shows our physical body type and is the mask we wear in  public.  Sometimes    the Scorpio Rising person has even more intensity in the eyes when they stare at you.

Scorpio has good intuition  and can get right to the root of a problem.   To direct those deep,  strong emotions in a positive direction, one of the most valuable lessons to learn is self control and they eventually do.   Scorpios love intrigue,mysteries, science, medicine, the arts, and research.   They have the power to rise above all their difficulties.  There is no limit to what they can achieve!

Scorpios love secrets and they love to ferret out your secrets too.   You must earn a Scorpio’s trust and once they are your friend, there is nobody more trustworthy, generous and careful to keep your secrets safe.    But, never cross a Scorpio and get on their wrong side,  they will get you back somehow, sometime when you are least expecting it because they never forget.  They will get their revenge!

A Scorpio will spare no expense when it comes to entertaining family and friends.  But the most important element for a successful gathering is that they are in a good mood.  Being so magnetic, their mood could be picked up by their guests. They deal with emergencies very well.  Scorpios enjoy intense and dramatic conversation as much as good food.  Scorpio throws a great party!

Few Scorpios escape an emotional, traumatic love life, since they are easily swayed by their deep emotions and when love affairs go wrong, they like to go off alone and brood.   This licking their wounds helps  and they will emerge when ready, still retaining their dignity.    Their strength of character helps them to hide their sensitivity.    Fear of illness can be more worrisome than sickness itself because their imagination always fears the worst.

The Scorpio mind is complex, subtle, penetrating, and they love to unravel mysteries or deal with complications.   They use their executive ability, invincible will and personal magnetism whenever they can.  They will stick with a project and accomplish seemingly impossible results.

Their best climate is humid, and in a city by the ocean, a large river or a lake.

Best flowers are chrysanthemums and other exotic blooms.  Trees/shrubs:  Mango, melon, papaya, peach, grape, cherry, cacti, hemlock, pine, wormwood, broom and box tree.

Fragrances:  pine, yucca, rosemary, cypress, briar roses and dogwood.

Musical keynote:  they vibrate best to “C” and this can be the high “C” used by opera singers.

Best Number is 3.

Tuesday is the favored day of the week.

Precious stones:  opal, jaspar, malachite

Colors:  intense shades of scarlet, magenta, blues and greens.

Beverages most enjoyed:  Port, champagne, creme de Cacao

Herbs needed:  Chickweed, clove, coriander, garlic, ginger, parsley, pepper, sage, caper and use sea salt.