LIBRA Considered

Libra by David Palladini
In his book, Astrology published 1964, Louis MacNeice, not an astrologer, but a poet and scholar, gathered together much of interest from a variety of sources, ancient and modern. On zodiac sign Libra, through which the Sun now travels, he wrote the paragraphs below, quoting from a variety of professional astrologers. This extract was not copied and pasted from

Charting the USA

Astrodatabank has a collection of the various charts used by astrologers to represent the USA. Most popular online astrologers prefer those set for 4 July 1776, Independence Day. These have different ascendants depending on rectification, using important events in the country’s history to pinpoint a rising sign.

I’m not completely convinced about the validity of such charts, or of any chart

Equinox !

At this early stage of autumn – we’re barely through the door – the trees have yet to change into their Fall finery. Here’s a link to a map of the USA set to indicate autumnal changes in foliage, week by week. So far, even the highest and most northerly regions are showing only “patchy” Fall color foliage, at best.

When we were out doing errands this week temperature was 99 degrees here, in


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

Weekend Love Forecast – Pisces Full Moon Eclipse

sun-moon-e1418948682290After the midday eclipse opposition, the full Moon in Pisces makes no new aspects through the rest of the sign. The feels have launched and drift unimpeded. This gives many a chance to let it all soak in. Things don’t always turn on a dime in Pisces, or it may not be readily apparent if they have. Flow with the mood and see where it takes you personally. It’s very personal, even where it seems impersonal. In Pisces it’s everything, everything connects. (…)
Read the rest of Weekend Love Forecast – Pisces Full Moon Eclipse (520 words)


Hamlin Garland ~ Writer, Poet, Radical & Virgoan.

Poking around the net to find a character born around this time of year to investigate, I noticed that a writer, name unfamiliar to me, was born this day, 14 September in 1860 – and what a colourful name he had! Hamlin Garland. Hamlin brings thoughts of the Pied Piper of… and Garland always reminiscent of sweet flowers or…of Judy! Hamlin Garland was a good fit for his Mercury-ruled Virgo Sun


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.