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Capricorn Dec 22 – Jan 19

Capricorn
Dec 22 – Jan 19

Quality: Cardinal-Capricorn is reserves, prudent, patient, uses cunning instead of force, seeks security, is acquisitive, disciplines, determined and quick to seize opportunity.

Ruling Planet: Saturn-Roman god that presided over the sowing and reaping of grain. In ancient times, the outermost planet of the known universe. In astrology, Saturn represents obstacles, limitation, restriction and discipline.

Symbol: The Goat- A surefooted animal who is able to ascend the heights by taking advantage of every foothold. The goat butts its way through obstructions.

Dominant Keyword: I use

Polarity or Opposite: Cancer-Capricorn is the sign governing reputation, career, and standing in the community. Its natives seek honor, praise and approval in the world at large, but tend to be emotionally reserved in personal relationships. Cancer, Capricorn’s opposite sign, is the sign of domesticity and home life. Cancerians derive security from the love and closeness of mates and family members.

Body Parts Ruled by Capricorn: The bones, joints and knees: Capricorn natives often have beautiful bone structure, but they are subject to stiff joints, rheumatism and orthopedic problems.

Lucky Day: Saturday

Lucky Numbers: 8

Birthstone: Garnet-attracts popularity, high esteem and true love

Color: Dark Green and Brown-classic, comforting colors of nature and the earth.

Dangers: Other people may harbor hidden grudges and resentments because of Capricorn’s coldness and reserve. Secrets from the past are often used against Capricorn’s.

Most Likeable Trait: Steadiness

Capricorns are ambitious, and the lives of those born under this sign are marked by a purposeful pursuit of their destiny. Your motivating force is desire for success, money, status, position, authority and (though you may not realize it) for love.

In the sign of Capricorn the practicality of earth combines with the initiative of cardinality to create a personality geared toward leadership and power. Your ruler Saturn is the planet of limitations, which includes the limitation of time. (To the ancients, Saturn was the symbol for Father Time.) You have a heightened sense of the value of time, which helps make you a superb organizer and planner. In the sign of Capricorn the quality of patience reaches new heights. One of the hallmarks of your sign is that you learn to wait for things you want.

An aura of melancholy and sternness often surrounds you. Saturn has been called the Celestial Taskmaster for it symbolizes responsibility, discipline, and restriction. You, as a child of Saturn, are practical and above all determined. As long as there is a top to get to from the bottom, you will persevere in your upward striving.

You think of yourself as a real person in a real world, which allows little time for idle pleasure seeking. You have a sense of purpose and a great faith in your own ability. Essentially, you feel you can depend only on yourself. This remoteness of spirit is often misunderstood by others; it has been described as cold passion. But you are not cold as much as self-sufficient. Beneath your reserve there is a sensitive and sympathetic person, and anyone who needs a strong shoulder to lean on needn’t look further than Capricorn.

Certainly you do not deserve your reputation for being sober and gloomy. One of your more striking characteristics is a sense of humor. Your wit may be dry, incisive, but it is extremely funny and has a way of erupting when others least expect it.

As is your nature with everything else in life, you are cautious and conservative with money. Chances are you will amass wealth during your lifetime (usually in the later years), for you know how to make sound investments. In business your success is due to painstaking preparation. The journey of ten thousand miles may begin with a single step, but you know you can’t get anywhere unless you first know where you’re going. You may not size up a situation as quickly as some, but that can be an advantage, for it means you won’t heedlessly plunge in. Instead, you will research, examine what others have done before and gather all relevant data. Only then, with a thorough understanding of the details, will you begin to move. And then you won’t be stopped until you reach your goal.

Your basic concern is for security. That goal comes first and you are usually materialistic. You can be spiteful toward those who stand in the way. You have a great sense of pride and will not forgive anyone whom belittles or slights you. By the same token you will repay favors done for you. Scorpios also go out of their way to repay a kindness, but in their case it is done out of a sense of gratitude and fidelity. With you the motivation is pride, which does not allow you to live comfortably under an obligation.

More than any other sign of the zodiac, Capricorn’s marry for money and prestige. In most relationships you must dominate, because when you are in control you do not feel vulnerable to another person’s power. In small ways you are continually testing the loyalty of those close to you. You are the loner of the zodiac, but have a great need to be loved and appreciated. Unfortunately, you won’t let this need be known-in fact, you are a past master at concealing it.

Underneath the mask, you wear still other masks, and it can take a long time to discover the real you. To others you may appear aloof, indifferent, hard to reach because you are so self-contained. But the very elusiveness of your Capricorn personality can be hypnotically attractive.

Anyone who cares enough to penetrate your shell of reserve will be greatly rewarded. Your affections and loyalty run deep, and you cherish and protect those you love. And you stick around when the going is toughest.

This entry was posted on April 4, 2014, in Capricorn.

Cancer June 21 – July 22

Cancer
June 21 – July 22

Quality: Cardinal-Cancer is receptive, sensitive and imaginative, sympathetic, kind, emotional and possesses an active, shrewd and intuitive mind.

Ruling Planet: The Moon-Earth’s one satellite, which waxes and wanes and exerts a powerful magnetic influence. In astrology, the moon governs emotions and intuitive behavior.

Symbol: The Crab-Possessing an impenetrable exterior covering soft fleshes underneath. At the first sign of danger, it withdrawals into it’s shell and scuttles back to sea where it feels safe.

Dominant Keyword: I feel

Polarity or Opposite:
Capricorn-Cancer is the sign of home and family life. Cancerians seek close personal relationships and are happiest surrounded by the familiar and those whom they love. Capricorn, cancers opposite sign, is the sign of reputation and public standing. Natives of Capricorn are concerned with the image they project, and they search for power and fulfillment in the outside world.

Body Parts Ruled by Cancer: The breast and stomach-Cancerians love to eat and have to fight overweight in later years. They are also subject to digestive ailments caused by tension and emotional stress.

Lucky Day: Monday

Lucky Numbers: 3 and 7

Birthstone:
Pearl-Changes bad fortune into good and discord into harmony. It also brings support from influential people.

Color:
Sea green and silver-the shimmering colors of the water and the moon.

Dangers:
Cancer people are susceptible to accidents in the home. They are also prone toward becoming victims of theft.

Most Likeable Trait:
Loyalty

No one has ever said Cancerians are easy to understand. You may appear gentle, kind, sympathetic and a patient listener.  Then someone asks for advice and you turn cranky, snappish and appear to be completely indifferent to anyone’s problems but your own. You may wallow in self-pity and complain endlessly about how mistreated you are by the world. Turn another page of the calendar and suddenly you are back being helpful, solicitous and ready to do anything asked of you.

What’s your secret? Cancer, which is ruled by the Moon and has water as its element can be likened to the shifting tides of the oceans. Like the tides, Cancer is the sign of powerful forces moving under the surface. That surface, however, is quite difficult to penetrate, for Cancerians tend to build up an elaborate array of defenses to hide their deep feelings and extreme sensitivity.

Complex, fragile, unpredictable, temperamental, the typical Cancerians needs constant support and encouragement.  You want desperately to be loved and approved of but resent needing approval so badly. When you get what you need, you give the best you have in return. Those who make you feel secure command your undying loyalty. When you really care for someone there is nothing anyone can say about that person that will make the least bit of difference. You have a real blind spot when it comes to seeing a failing in those you love.

You tend to be a worrier and a silent brooder. People may pour out their hearts to you, but the flow never goes in the other direction. You guard your secrets well.

If offended, you do not strike back directly. Your method of retaliation is often very effective. The technique is somewhat like being whipped to death by a dozen strands of boiled spaghetti.

Cancer’s symbol, the crab, has a hard outer shell that protects soft, vulnerable flesh underneath. The same is true of Cancerians, who are often crusty, gruff and grumpy, but possess a proverbial heart of gold. Beneath your tough exterior you are a sentimental softie who will make any sacrifice for someone in need. If someone asks for a favor, your first reaction will probably be no, but the final answer is always yes. You should be judged not by what you say but by what you do.

You are possessive. Anyone who becomes part of your life will never again be entirely free. You try to stay in touch with friends, ex-lovers, former spouses, business associates, person you knew as children. If you let anyone of out of your life, it is unwillingly and never completely. This reflects your preoccupation with the past. An aura of nostalgia dwells about you; the events and people of bygone years continue to inhabit your memory and usually grow dearer to you as time goes by. You are devoted to family and home and continue to believe in the old fashioned idea that marriage is forever even if the events of your own life contradict this.

It is hard to deceive you, for you can spot the tiniest nuances of behavior. In fact, you are almost psychic in your intuitions. A photographic memory added to intense powers of observation makes you extremely canny about divining other people’s inner motivations.

Cancerians are crab-like in their indirect approach to an intended target. Observe a crab moving on a beach and you will notice its strange sideways movement toward a goal.  People born under the sign of the Crab never take the direct approach. You step to one side, then step to the other side, and sometimes go completely around. But you get where you intend to go.

If channeled in the right direction, your enormous sensitivity can be a great source of strength. Once you overcome your shyness and touchiness and master your turbulent emotions, your intellect and imagination enable you to become a success in almost anything you undertake. Contrary to the impression you often give, you can be shrewd and canny in business. Cautious, conservative in your approach, you possess an antenna that quickly gauges public taste and opinion and senses new trends in the making. This instinct for business combined with imagination is visible in such famous fashion designers as Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta and Pierre Cardin.

Cancer people hold on to money as tenaciously as they do to everything that belongs to them. To you money spells security, yet no matter how much wealth you accumulate you never feel really secure. That is true of your emotional security also. A Cancerian never gets enough love and approval; you always need more. It is very easy to fall in live with this loyal, devoted, affectionate and protective moonchild.

This entry was posted on April 4, 2014, in Cancer.

Aries March 21 – April 19

Aries
March 21 – April 19

Quality: Cardinal-Aries is active, energetic, excitable and impulsive, optimistic, open to change and new experiences.

Ruling Planet: Mars-Ancient god of war, aggression and conflict. In astrology, Mars’s influence fosters tension and accidents; it rules over fire and danger.

Symbol: The Ram-Assertive, sexual and able to climb to great heights.

Dominant Keyword: I am

Polarity or Opposite: Libra-Aries is a me first sign. People with Aries tendencies strongly project their own personalities and can be quite selfish. Libra, which is Aries opposite sign, is the sign of partnership. Natives of Libra feel incomplete without a partner or lover, and strive for happiness as a pair.

Body Parts Ruled by Aries: The head. Aries people are prone to headaches, and subject to minor injuries around the head and face.

Lucky Day: Tuesday

Lucky Numbers: 1 and 9

Birthstone: Diamond-Attracts love, financial success and brings luck in new ventures. The diamond is particularly lucky for Aries people when worn on the left side of the body.

Color: Red-The color of fire and excitement.

Dangers: Aries people are susceptible to harm from fire and sharp instruments. They are also prone to accidents involving high speeds and tend to get into violent and dangerous situations.

Most Likeable Trait: Courage

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, the sign that symbolizes a new beginning. There is a dynamic restlessness to the Aries character. With the sun in this sign, you are an activist and doer. If you have a new plan or idea-if an enterprise strikes your fancy-you can’t wait to plunge right in. The amusing little prayer, “Grantme patience now!” is typical of the Arien attitude.

When others first meet you their instant impression is of someone exciting, vibrant and talkative. Others will be lucky if they can get a word in edgewise. If someone brings up a topic, you will be delighted to tell in great detail exactly what you think about it.

As an Aries person you gravitate toward the center of action. You are a natural leader who exudes self-confidence. From an early age you feel you are headed for success and you treat opposition as an annoyance to be brushed out of the way.

There is nothing faint-hearted about an Arien. You are willing to take a gamble, follow a dream, set your mind on a goal and pursue it with irresistible enthusiasm. Your supreme quality of optimism attracts others. Underneath there may lurk insecurity, but no one will ever know it.

This is not to say you don’t get depressed or moody. But the winter of despair doesn’t last a week with Aries. You have an un-crackable optimism. It is true, however, that Aries people are notorious for taking offense at fancied slights and injuries. Hot tempers and childish tantrums abound, and your threshold of boredom is extremely low. If success is not immediate, you may lose interest and go in search of other excitement. As a result, patient, plodding types often get to the head of the class before you do.

Ariens have a well-deserved reputation for not finishing what they have begun. You sometimes spend your energy in too many different ways, like the Ring Lardner hero who mounted a horse and rode off in all directions at once.

Independence is a keyword. You can turn sulky and peevish if you have to take orders. You would much rather be the world’s largest lizard than the world’s smallest dragon. You want to run the whole show. If you can’t, you pull up stakes and look for a situation in which you can show off your style and brilliance.

Should you come up against a superior force, you will bend but never break. Your aggressive and combative spirit cannot be broken by anyone, except yourself.

Though generally sincere and honest, you will tell a white lie if it seems advantageous. You are not a very adept liar, however, others see right through you. Sometimes you lack tact and diplomacy-but no malice is intended. Sagittarians also lack this quality of tact because they don’t know how to be oblique or roundabout. With you, tactlessness is an impulsive act-a careless expression of your innate force. Too often you speak without thinking and say whatever pops into your mouth, and usually regret your impulsiveness later.

Aries is lucky with money, but can’t hold on to it. You tend to run up big bills, live extravagantly and soar over budget. However, you usually find a way to pay off what you owe. You have too much pride to be in anyone’s debt.

In friendship you give magnanimously if someone is in need-but you want credit for your good deed. In the garden of Aries, there are no shrinking violets.

You are creative, openhearted, high spirited, pioneering, also vain, feisty and impatient. Those who deal with you on an intimate basis will have one chief problem: How are they going to keep up with you.

This entry was posted on April 4, 2014, in Aries.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Aquarius
January 20 – February 18

Quality: Fixed-Aquarius is assertive, independent, progressive, analytical, original and inventive, and has strong likes and dislikes and a very firm opinion.

Ruling Planet: Uranus-Ancient Greek sky god, first ruler of the universe. It was the first modern planet to be discovered in 1781. In astrology, Uranus is the planet of change and the unexpected, invention and modern science.
Symbol:The Waterbearer-Dispensing a gift that flows freely and equally to all-represents creation and the giving of life.

Dominant Keyword: I KNOW

Polarity or Opposite: Leo-Aquarius is the sign of hopes and dreams, friends and wishes. Its natives tend to be idealistic humanitarians who are concerned with the larger issues of the world but remain personally detached in their own relationships. Leo, Aquarius’s opposite sign, is the sign of pleasure, affection and love affairs. Leo people look for fun and good times to make them happy; they need close ties with others and tend to dominate in love affairs.

Body Parts Ruled by Aquarius: The circulatory system, shins and ankles-Aquarius natives are prone toward ankle sprains and breaks; also to varicose veins and hardening of the arteries.
Lucky Day: Wednesday

Lucky Numbers: 1 and 7

Birthstone: Amethyst-Brings faithfulness in love and bestows the gift of prescience.

Color: Electric blue-The clear color of the sky.
Dangers: Aquarians are innovative, unconventional, and sometimes eccentric and are therefore often targets for attack by narrow-minded people. Aquarians also have a tendency to get into unusual situations and take up with oddball individuals.

Most Likeable Trait: Friendliness

Astrologers are fond of this eleventh sign of the zodiac for Aquarius is the sign of the future, of the visionary and some say of astrology itself. Aquarians are unorthodox, original people who refuse to follow the crowd. You like being different. You not only march to a different drummer, you make up new music as you go along.

Intellectual independence is your most marked characteristic. In the sign of Aquarius, the combination of a fixed quality (representing intellect and communication) under the influence of the planet of change, Uranus, creates a personality that is liberal, progressive, yet fixed in opinion. Your inflexibility shows up when others least expect it (in keeping with your penchant for unconventionality). It may be in defense of an idea you have, a trip you’ve decided on, a habit of yours that you refuse to give up-whatever the cause, someone will suddenly come in conflict with your Aquarian obstinacy. You cheerfully ignore what others think and strike off on new paths, unbound by precedent, because there are so many more exciting things for you to discover that way. You think boredom is a communicable disease and take every opportunity to avoid it.

People born under this sign live most intensely in their minds. You are a seeker of knowledge, rational, open-minded, gifted with breadth of vision. You can be objective in judgment, for you don’t let emotion get in the way. This appears to give you the ability to stand outside yourself, to rise above ordinary human frailty. Your built-in distrust of emotion compels you to struggle against its chains, and this may become a source of inner conflict.

You are very people-oriented. Outgoing and amiable, you attract friends wherever you go. You relate well to diverse personalities-possessing a true common touch-yet you never lose your own strong individuality. As a student of human behavior, you have a great tolerance for the weaknesses and foibles to which all mankind is heir. You are a humanitarian, concerned with the welfare of the world, but do not get deeply involved in intimate relationships. There is always a certain distant quality to you, a detachment or aloofness of spirit.

Independence is your way of life, and you will sacrifice even a close personal relationship in order to maintain it. Trying to fence you in or tie you down won’t work. If you feel trapped, you try to break free at any cost.

As an idealist you would like to see that everybody is happy, and your ambition is to do something important and meaningful. Many Aquarians go into politics or become involved in social causes. This is the astrological sign of hopes and wishes, and you are the kind who follows a dream.

An Aquarian will hatch up a grandiose scheme for improving the way things are, but your main interest is in creating the idea, not translating it into action through work. Hard work doesn’t interest you. You are creative, imaginative, endlessly willing to experiment but the drudgery of detail and minutiae of management are not your style. You’d rather invent a new Utopian scheme and let others grapple with the hard realities.

Your great weakness is a tendency to inflate your own importance, to pose as an expert on any subject.

You are so determined not to be like anyone else that you are sometimes contrary just to be different. You have the least regard for convention of any zodiacal sign, which often gives you a reputation for being eccentric.. Just as you are broadminded about the faults of others, you take for granted that your shortcomings will be overlooked.

Sometimes you will be argumentative not because you feel deeply, but simply because you enjoy the intellectual exercise. You are quickly bored and take delight in verbally provoking anyone you consider stodgy and dull.

Nevertheless, Aquarians are among the kindest people in the world. Easygoing, reasonable, slow to take offense, never mean hearted, you believe in live and let live. Honest, helpful, altruistic, and best of all never boring, you can change anyone’s life for the better just by becoming part of it.

This entry was posted on April 4, 2014, in Aquarius.