VIRGO’S MAKE EVERYTHING LOOK BETTER

 

 

Every sign has its specialty and Virgo’s is tending to all the little details that everyone else (who isn’t a Virgo misses).  Want a great haircut?  Make sure the stylist is a Virgo.  Need a good carpenter, dentist, or tailor?  If you’re really serious about getting the job done right  don’t be embarrassed, just ask them what sign they are.  The one who says “Virgo” will be the winner and you’ll be glad you did. Virgo’s walk around zeroing in on everything that’s not straight, finely tuned or perfectly cooked; if not the kvetching will never stop.  Living with a Virgo’s criticisms can be irritating to some, especially Sagittarians  who would rather forfeit details altogether.  A Sagittarian carpenter would prefer guestimating to using a level.  Nothing against Sag’s but they are more into the idea of the house rather than how it actually gets built.   Virgo’s just analyze everything.  That’s also why they make good accountants.  They are a methodical sign and probably first coined the phrase “God is in the details.”

Here’s what things would look like if the 6th sign of the zodiac went on vacation.

 

 

OR THIS

 

OR THIS

After researching the Leaning Tower of Pisa it’s hard to tell who to blame for its world renowned tilt. Since time immemorial money has been the root of all evil, so my guess is that somebody got paid off to build on an insecure foundation.  Whoever the engineer or architect was I just bet his name was Sloppy Joe AKA Maglione Informe.  As for myself I prefer Sloppy Guiseppe. History aside, I just like that it is a perfect example of Virgo gone missing.  Thanks to again…money and human’s natural inclination to travel, tourism provided a way to exploit the tower’s defects by turning it into Italy’s cash cow   So if Wikipedia’s data is right,  spin was very much alive even as far back as 644 years ago.

Let this be a lesson to us all, when that Virgo boss makes us want to scream in exasperation because he/she behaves like an anal OCD freak…just know that this sign can’t help straightening crooked picture frames, or pointing out that your eye wear is smudged, or always hands  you a tissue before and after a sneeze. Every sign does what it is born to do and Virgo’s job is to  keep the world tidy and looking like nobody lives in it.

LEO: INSUFFERABLE OR JUST TO THE MANOR BORN

No sign loves a good time more than a Leo; that fiery and proud sign ruled by the Sun.  Leo has been assigned to  the 5th house by the ancients which contains every activity that is pleasurable: Love, children, fun and also speculation. Yes, speculation.  Surprised?  Well believe it or not, lots of people (don’t include me)  find a vacation in Las Vegas to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. 


There is a reason the universe gave Leo such a classy home address that has more cachet than Buckingham Palace. Kingly, princely, queenly or whatever noble adjective you want to put in front of it, this proud sign’s demeanor can rival a peacock in full plume. 

Don’t let even the most demure Leo fool you.  Underneath that quiet exterior lies a lion or lioness prepared to rule its turf.  Make no mistake about it, they always take things personally.  Do you want to know why?  Think about it, if your sign was ruled by the sun it would just be a matter of time, probably around the 3rd grade, when you found out that the everything revolves around the sun.  Wouldn’t it be natural to assume that you were the center of the universe.  Make sense?   Sure does to me.  So when it comes down to it, that’s why its all about them.  Get used to it.  
They are the kings or queens of the zodiac and they expect the rest of us to respect their elevated station in life.  Leo’s always play their station in life to the hilt.  A Leo caretaker will play the role as if he or she were a character in Downton Abbey. A Leo teacher will play the role like an Oscar winner. A Leo boss will be the consummate boss.  As long as you keep genuflecting every time you enter his or her office you will be considered part of the royal court. Insufferable? Arrogant?  A pompous prig? Yeah maybe, but this sign also really loves a good time.


The best time to appreciate a Leo is at a party.  These people really, really party. Don’t forget, Leo’s also love the theater.  Nothing motivates them more than performing in front of an audience.  Think real life Leo’s like Robert DeNiro and Barack Obama.  Now, he really is presidential but he also can let his hair down and have a good time. Did you see him and Seinfeld doing the White House?  I don’t think there’s ever been a President who’s been more willing to share his sense of humor with the people of this country more than he has.


So yes Leo’s can be formidable, yes they can be full of themselves but if you had to hire a person to do a job for you, wouldn’t you want someone who would take it seriously, do it honorably and with dignity no matter what the position was?  Having been in the position of hiring people more times than I can count, I know I would.

CANCERS: PERPETUALLY PREPARING FOR DISASTERS AND UNINVITED COMPANY

The ever changing Moon is the reason why Cancer gets the stereotypical reputation for being moody.   Cancer’s are like those old mood rings that were popular in the 70’s. The colors would change according to the emotional state of the wearer. I think of them as akin to hazard lights on a car.  Perhaps the driver suffered a flat tire, engine failure, or more often than not some last minute shopping. The latter being, in my opinion, punishable by jail time.

 

As the first in line of  the psychic water signs, the others being Scorpio and Pisces, it is no wonder Cancer is the one most susceptible to mood swings.  Cancer’s can easily pick up the feelings of those around them as well as the vibrations of the environment. Theys are ruled by the Moon which influences the tides and has eight different phases.  Since, we as humans are made up of approximately 50 to 65% water and the earth is made up of 71% water wouldn’t it make sense that the Moon would have some influence on us here on earth, but  especially for those of us born born under its sign?  Is it any wonder this sign goes through so many conflicting feelings?

Because they are ultra-sensitive to the environment this sign is always picking up feelings from all over the place…which makes them super disaster ready.  Ever wonder why those Cancer’s always collect things or buy double of everything?  Its because, “just in case.”  Of course for those Cancer’s giving expression to some of the sign’s rather unattractive traits, collecting can morph into a problem like this:

Definitely suffering from misplaced emotions.

On the other hand, Cancer’s are very maternal.  Whether a Cancer mom or a Cancer dad, both feel the urge to pull up the kiddies covers to protect them from an evening chill.

And Cancer’s just love gossip, actually they’ve got it down to an art. I think it has something to do with their memory.  All the water signs have good memories…actually very long memories. So remember not to tell them anything you don’t want to get around.

Just like their symbol the crab they are very tenacious and won’t let go of anyone or anything that they have set their sights on.  When they feel like an opportunity is a good one, they will follow that feeling all the way to the bank. There are lots of rich Cancer’s like Khloe Kardashian, 50Cent, Tom Cruise and Princess Diana. They seem to have a nose for it.

So concerned are they that there won’t be enough to go around in case unexpected guests arrive,  Cancer’s continuously load the freezer up with enough food to feed a small country.  Think they don’t like surprises?

Next time: Leo

ALL GEMINIS COME IN PAIRS

Do you  know why those normally witty, clever, erudite Gemini’s have the tendency for turning on you like a rabid dog?  It is because their ruling planet Mercury which has has dominion over the nervous system causes them to suffer mental meltdowns whenever their systems go on overload.

In order to avoid being the object of a Gemini’s wrath just follow these golden rules:

  • Never ask a Gemini what is bothering him/her when he/she becomes sullen and mute.
  • Never press for an answer especially when you think you know what the reason is.
  • In order to escape a Gemini’s rage,  leave the room, take a drive or shut the door because the concept of “reasoning” just doesn’t exist for a Gemini in a rotten mood.
Now for those of you who’ve been able to work around this sign’s personality disorder,  good for you.  I’m sure you’ve found that those separate living arrangements have made all the difference.

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

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

  • Intelligent
  • Linguist
  • Mimic
  • Curious
  • Writer
  • Dexterous
  • Salesmanship
  • Storyteller
  • Instructor
  • Information
  • Literate
It’s not uncommon for twins to be born under this sign.  Think the Winklevoss, Olsen, Barber and Mowry twins.  Although only the famous Olsen twins were actually born when the sun was in Gemini I just thought these photos would make my twin point.  But just as an aside I want to mention that I have three beautiful nieces born under this sign; although not twins but triplets, I would count that as significant, mathematically speaking.  Considering they were all born under the sign of the twins in my mind it should mean that there are six rather than three of them. Anybody still with me on that?   I haven’t done any research on the twin/Gemini statistics but I do have a personal case of twins actually born under the sign of Gemini. They weren’t human though, they were felines.  That still counts.  I once had two Siamese kittens (boy and girl) born Gemini’s and they looked just like this:

No matter how you may interpret this post, please understand, I love this sign particularly because they doubly inspire me to share their never-boring personalities with you.  Stay tuned for Cancer.

"IF IT AIN’T BROKE. DON’T FIX IT."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay tuned for Gemini.

If it ain’t broke. Don’t fix it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay tuned for Gemini.

ASTROLOGY BOOKS YOU CAN’T FIND IN BARNES AND NOBLE

 

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

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




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

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

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

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

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