What I’ve Learned From Dating Every Sign of the Zodiac by Chioma Nnadi

What Ive Learned From Dating Every Sign of the Zodiac
Illustrated by Natalie Krim

I was a hardened astrology skeptic until my mother, a lover of all things woo-woo, booked me in for a chart reading with an eccentric septuagenarian astrologer named Fritz on my 18th birthday. In the 90-minute session, Fritz cracked a window onto my angsty teenage soul: Everything about me—from my nerdy obsession with Manga cartoons to my quirky fashion sense—seemed to be written in the stars.

A few years later when I first discovered Linda Goodman’s Love Signs, I learned that astrology could come in handy when it came to navigating my romantic life too. Heralded as “the first astrological blockbuster,” the book was essentially a self-help guide for lovelorn astrology geeks. Goodman takes each of the 12 sun signs and explores the romantic compatibility with each of the others in detail.

You don’t have to get too deep into the almost 1,000-page text to understand that Linda lived on her own kooky planet. In the foreword, she explains that she wrote Love Signs over the course of a decade while sequestered in a haunted suite at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, finally completing the book in 1978, a scenario that brings to mind Miss Havisham levels of insanity. (It’s worth noting that, fours decades on, the book’s conventional heteronomrative framework in no way stands the test of time.)

Still, it’s hard not to be just a little charmed by Love Signs. Like your favorite auntie, Goodman draws you in with her deliciously gossipy tone, casually dropping romantic advice in the form of cosmic cautionary tales. Sometimes it hits so hard the hairs on the back of your neck will stand up. Other times, you’re left thinking what the hell was this woman smoking. You don’t have to be a believer to enjoy the book—true believers will know it’s more about your chart anyway—but you do have to be a sucker for a good love story.

Revisiting Love Signs during these strange days, so many moons after I first picked it up as a guileless 20-something Taurean transplant from London, has been something of a revelation. About halfway through reading it again, it dawned on me: Could it be that I’ve dated every freaking sign of the Zodiac? (Yes, really!)

And so in the spirit of comparing notes—and of course, Valentine’s Day—I’ve catalogued my experiences as they relate to the 12 astrological love matches for my sun signs as described by Goodman.

The Jovial Taurus

A few years back, an astrologer (not Linda Goodman) told me I’d do well with a Taurus. The idea immediately struck me as a bit of a snooze. Who wants to date somebody with all the same irritating hang ups as them?

When I did finally met a Taurus man, it didn’t feel like I’d met my match exactly. In some ways we were similar: he liked plant pots, yoga, green juice, and sitting under trees maybe more than any other man I’ve met. But in all other things we were worlds apart.

Oddly my first date with this Taurus ranks as one of the best of all time. In truth, it didn’t start out as “a date” at all: I was interested in buying his ceramics, so he invited me over. One thing led to another and somehow we ended up goofing around playing target practice with broken pots and BB guns in the back of his studio. Then seemingly out of nowhere, he produced a tandem bike—wouldn’t it be fun to take a ride through Greenpoint at golden hour he said. Sitting on the back of this beautiful bike made for two, the wind blowing in my hair, was totally dreamy. We passed by his favorite antique store (or course he had perfect taste) and then made a pit stop for coffee. I thought to myself: Does this day really have to end?

What happened next contradicts everything you’ll read about Taureans: he actually turned out to be sort of a flake. Like most bulls though, he did have a sensational sense of humor. About a year after that magical date, he sent me a gift that still makes me smile to this day: a ceramic pot modeled after a man’s lower torso with the words “Property of Chioma Nnadi” painted across the butt.

The Handsome Libra

Besides being level-headed, mild mannered creatures, Libras have a reputation for being good looking. Goodman doesn’t hold back in her depiction of the attractive Libra. She gushes endlessly about their “satiny voices,” their “gorgeous laugh,” their “beautiful eyes” etcetera etcetera. “A Libra smile is a deadly weapon that should be outlawed,” she writes.

The Libra man I dated in my 20s was tall, dark, and yes, devastatingly handsome. When we met at a fashion party in the Meatpacking District, I remember thinking I’d seen him before—because who would forget a face like that? Then I realized I had actually seen his face plastered on a billboard for Abercrombie and Fitch overlooking 8th Avenue.

When he asked for my number at the end of the night, I legitimately thought he was joking. My coworker, a plain-spoken Gemini who later ran into us on a date at a now shuttered bowling alley in Union Square, was eager to share her personal thoughts about this too. “Chioma, that guy is too good looking for you,” she said wagging her finger.

Believe it or not, the handsome Libra man didn’t turn out to be such a bad boyfriend, even if long-term romance was never on the cards for us two. (Libra is the cardinal of the three air signs, which is bad news for an earth-bound bull like me.) Truthfully, the pretty boy thing did end up being tiresome. Men and women would flirt with him shamelessly, then slip their number into his pockets when they thought I wasn’t looking—it didn’t seem to matter that I was standing right there, holding his hand. One time we walked into a Macdonald’s in the village, and the entire joint erupted in a chorus of wolf whistles. Still, true to his well-adjusted Libran nature, he never did let it go to his head.

The Neat Freak Virgo

Known for their inscrutable perfectionism, Virgo might be the most anally retentive sign of the zodiac—as someone whose rising sign is Virgo, I say this with love. I once dated a Virgo who organized his closet so meticulously it looked like the inside of a Ralph Lauren store; nubby cardigans hung on wooden hooks just so, rows of perfectly worn-in brogues lined the shelves; stacks of polo shirts were neatly folded, then colored coded. Even in the throes of passion, he’d pause to tidy away the clothes I’d tossed on the floor of his well-appointed Brooklyn loft. God forbid I borrow one of his Purple Label shirts!

As Goodman tells it, it’s impossible to seduce a Virgo man for various reasons, partly because, as Virgins, they’re literally absorbed with themselves. Even still, she posits that for the Virgo and Taurus, “there’s a lot going for the relationship from the start.” This, in my humble opinion, is highly debatable.

I will say that the first man to float the idea of marriage was a Virgo. Six years after we broke up, in which time he’d moved to Virginia, found god, and been ordained as a pastor, this Virgo man called me out of the blue. “What if we made a proper go of it?” he said with a perfunctory tone, as if he was proposing driving lessons not marriage. “There’s a fashion college in the next town, you could teach there when you move here.” I didn’t have to consult my copy of Love Signs to know the answer was no.

The Spicy Aries

Aries are known to be fiery, outgoing types. In my experience, they’re also great dancers. My salsa teacher was supremely talented in that respect, brimming with Big Aries Energy despite his compact frame; even in his chunky, 3-inch platform sneakers, he was barely 5ft 7” tall.

As Goodman tells it, Aries need “a dash of magic to make life interesting.” Sparks did indeed fly on our first date. Thanks to his experts skills—he was actually the Cuban Salsa Champion of the World—dancing together felt like walking on air.

And yet what goes up… must come down. Goodman’s advice on the matter is sobering. “You can see right away that these people are not Bobbset Twins,” she writes. As predicted, the spell was swiftly broken. Before I’d even graduated from beginner to intermediate, he’d found a new dance partner—petite, feisty, and a Sagittarius—in the advanced class.

The “Twinning” Gemini

This chapter should probably come with a trigger warning, given the number of people I know who’ve had their heart broken by a Gemini. I remember ribbing my Gemini ex boyfriend about this when he first slid into my DMs. “You know, you and I are the astrological match from hell. We’re doomed!! HAHAHAH” I wrote with a flurry of crystal ball emojis.

Geminis might have a reputation for being badly behaved and inconsistent, but really I think they’re deeply misunderstood. As Goodman points out, you are essentially dealing with two personalities. On a good day, they’re excellent conversationalists, quick witted and exceptionally sharp. On a bad day, well, let’s just not even go there.

The trick to making it work with a Gemini is to avoid their evil twin at all costs. My ex boyfriend’s evil twin had an annoying habit of rearing his ugly head at the most inopportune times, when we were rushing to catch a flight (evil Gemini twin can’t bear to be late!), or waiting on line for a table at a restaurant (evil Gemini twin needs food!); there was nowhere to run or hide. For this unfortunate situation, Goodman has plenty of sympathy. “Pity the poor Taureans who are faced with these two fast-moving people!” Just like I said, doomed from the start.

The Oddball Aquarius

“There are exceptions, but the average Taurean girl who is unhappily involved with an Aquarian male is more vulnerable to being devastated by it than he is,” writes Goodman. By the time I came to read these fateful words, it was already too late: l was hopelessly in love with an Aquarius. Wonderfully gregarious, deeply humanitarian, and truly impossible to pin down, my ex boyfriend fit the sign’s oddball profile to a T. Goodman’s description of his eccentricities is especially uncanny, down to his weird aversion to kissing and back rubs (though his obsession with Hello Kitty ephemera is clearly unique to him.)

Did we find common ground? Very rarely. Where I was content with dinner-and-a-movie dates, his idea of a cute night out usually involved value meals at White Castle or breaking into abandoned buildings with his skateboard. What class! Somehow though, every moment we shared was giddy and enchanting. Even my Aries mom fell for his charms, though she had his number long before I did. “You know he’s sort of like a glass of champagne,” she said shortly after being introduced, “fun for the night, but you’ll have a hangover in the morning.”

The Hybebeast Leo

Leos are usually big, warm-hearted creatures who like to be the center of attention. I’ve personally always had a soft for them. For all my enthusiasm though, Goodman doesn’t seem to see much fertile ground between us. The one thing she does see is a shared sense of loyalty. Fun fact: I dated a Leo who literally had the word loyalty tattooed across his chest.

Me and this hypebeast Leo also shared a love of fashion. In fact he would often remind me that Coco Chanel was a Leo (and yes, Barack Obama too). I used to joke that he loved sneakers the way Carrie Bradshaw loved Manolos: you literally couldn’t move in his apartment for Nike boxes. Ultimately, trying to imagine how we could ever share a closet—let alone the rest of my lives together—was virtually impossible.

The Wishy-Washy Pisces

In nature as in astrology, earth and water elements are technically very compatible. In the best case scenario for a Taurus and a Pisces, they are “magically pulled together in order to carry out the karmic balance of action and reaction.” Goodman cites the poets Robert Browning (a Taurus) and Elizabeth Barrett (a Pisces) as the perfect example of this pairing. As the story goes, their courtship was conducted in secret; Barrett’s father strongly disapproved of the union. Barrett literally snuck out of the house to marry her boo.

Sounds all very romantic doesn’t it? But don’t be fooled: there is a B-side to the Taurus-Pisces dynamic that plays out quite differently. “The wrong blending of these two can create mud or quicksand,” writes Goodman. Let’s just say things can get messy.

Pisces are elusive and mysterious creatures, which makes them very intriguing for the simple Taurus. True to form, my Pisces man suggested we meet at the Russian bath house in the East Village. At first I couldn’t decide whether this was intriguing or maybe just an odd choice for a first date. Once I’d got past the standard issue swimwear situation, and the fact that I was practically naked with a man I barely knew, things improved considerably.

Little did I know that steam rooms and cold baths were basically this man’s raison d’etre. He’d fill his weekends with excursions to bathhouses in far-flung corners of the Tri-state. “There are these great Korean spas that are open all night in Jersey,” he’d tell me excitedly. Naturally his curious obsession made it impossible for our relationship to take root; soon all prospects of hanging out dried up. Weirdly enough, I wasn’t that bummed really; plenty more fish in the sea.

The Emotionally Unavailable Cancer

Admittedly, the research I have on Cancer men is pretty thin. I will say that I’m blessed to have a sweet and loving Cancer man for a father. Cancers are known to be sensitive types and tend to have a high emotional IQ. As Goodman points out, they’re also ruled by the moon and prone to mood swings. They feel things deeply, so when they are wounded in love it can take them a while to get over it.

Such was the case with the Cancer man I encountered when I first moved to New York. He had kind, dark eyes, and a warm smile, and yet you could practically see the sad little rain clouds gathering over his head. Despite the obvious red flags, I persisted. Maybe my Taurean charms could help turn his frown upside down? “Love at first sight is not quite what happens when an Earth sign like Taurus meets a Water sign like Cancer, it takes time,” writes Goodman.

Turns out this Cancer was more than a little lovesick—but not about me. He spent most of our date at a tapas bar in Nolita bemoaning a recent breakup. “She just radiated beauty,” he said, reaching for his fourth gin and tonic. “It was like a halo glowed around her head.” I stuck around long enough for the patatas bravas I’d ordered to arrive and listened to the story of his ex girlfriend, a free-spirited Aries who had dumped him for a wealthy Sagittarius hotelier and moved to Costa Rica, then made my excuses and left. There was nothing more to be done. The only thing that might heal his broken Cancerian heart, was time.

The Couch-Surfer Sagittarius

When it comes to my romantic life, I think it’s best not to recycle the past. In my experience, things rarely work out any better second time around. The Sagittarius man has been the exception to that rule. He was just an awkward teenager when I first sidled up to him at a hip hop party in soho. I was 22 years old, three years his senior so practically a cougar.

Predictably the love connection was short-lived. (Maybe three weeks at best?) He disappeared and then resurfaced a few years later, a little older and maybe wiser too, but still restless in his soul. As I had learned from Love Signs, Sagittarius are dreamers. They’re always flying off in search of adventure. Holding down a conventional job was never going to be his thing. Even when a fancy advertising firm chased him down with the promise of a six-figure salary, he had no trouble turning them down even if it meant sleeping on his mom’s couch.

The Sagittarius man “needs a woman who will believe all his dreams and not one who constantly pops his balloons with needles of doubt.” And it’s true that maybe too often I rained on his parade. When he suggested we try for a baby, I wondered aloud how we’d find room for a crib in my tiny apartment. I mean, I already had two roommates!

Even still, our shared love of simple pleasures always brought us back together. On the mornings that he’d walk me to work, holding my hand for the hour-long trek to Manhattan, I was reminded that the sweetest things in life are free.

The Gentlemanly Capricorn

Of all the signs in the zodiac, Capricorn might be the one that got away, at least for me. According to Goodman, Taurus and Capricorn are practically soul mates. “When these two animal meet at the zoo, the ground shakes with the vibrations of destiny,” she says. “Who knows what success lies ahead when a bull and a goat get into harness together.”

Sadly it took my Capricorn suitor a couple of attempts to even get my attention in the first place. The poor guy sent flowers to my office twice—first pink roses, then orchids. (In all fairness, he forgot to sign his name on the first bunch.)

Capricorns are modest and reserved. And as Earth signs, they’re also pretty dependable. So don’t expect any curveballs here. This Capricorn man was also very generous. Each time we’d meet, he’d bring me a small gift. So when I mentioned on date two that my friend, a gentle Virgo, had just had a baby boy, he showed up on date three with a big box from Bloomingdale’s for the little guy. “Oh my god you should marry this man!” my friend said gleefully unwrapping the onesies. Was it me, or was this Capricorn trying too hard?

Regrettably he didn’t really get the chance to prove himself either way. Just as I was warming to him, the couch-surfer Sagittarius came back around yet again; poor mister Capricorn was dropped like a hot potato! If Linda Goodman would call this a cruel twist of fate, my therapist would say it was self-sabotage.

The Seductive Scorpio

Picture the scene in Jungle Book when Mowgli is hypnotized and damn near suffocated by Kaa, the cunning boa constrictor, and you’re halfway to comprehending the complex Taurus-Scorpio dynamic. Goodman sums up the ominous nature of this union like this: “The more quickly this horror is disposed of, the better.”

Scorpions are sexy and secretive, the kind of people who lurk on Instagram but rarely post. My Scorpio crush was for sure far too cool to be on social media. He also suffered from Batophobia, the fear of being in or close to tall buildings. Instead of picking me up at my office, a medium-sized skyscraper in midtown, we’d meet at a park nearby. It was weird, but I liked him anyway. Plus he’d always come wearing some ridiculously stylish outfit—maybe a powder blue suit and a matching headwrap to keep his dreadlocks in place—then off we’d go for vegan lunch.

Perhaps sensing my hesitation, he never pushed the friendship any further. Which is probably for the best—because oh the horror! And yet part of me still thinks, what if?

Article Source – Vogue.com

Valentine’s Day 2021: Love Horoscope For All Zodiac Signs by Deepannita Dason

Another tribute to Valentine’s Day for all you lucky couples out there. Enjoy!

Valentines Day 2021: Love Horoscope

The month of February is something special for those who love, because, on this day, February 14 is celebrated as Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day. From February 7 to February 14, the loving couple celebrates Valentine’s Week. This whole week comes Rose Day, Propose Day, Kiss Day, Hug Day, Teddy Day, Chocolate Day and finally Valentine’s Day. Let’s know how this Valentine’s Week will be for all the 12 zodiac signs.

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Aries: 21 March – 19 April

The entire valentine’s week is going to be very special for you. During this time you will get a chance to spend enough time with your love partner. Your partner will also want to spend more and more time with you. Not only this, but they can also plan many surprises for you. If you are married then you will do your best to make your married life happy. Overall, this Valentine’s Week is going to bring happiness to you.

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Taurus: 20 April – 20 May

Your valentine’s Week is going to be more special than last year. Your love partner or your life partner. Your love will increase. This whole week is going to be very romantic for you. On the other hand, if you are single then you can get a love proposal in this period. It is possible that you accept this offer immediately.

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Gemini: 21 May – 20 June

Valentine’s Week is going to be full of many surprises. During this time your love partner can do something for you which will be memorable for you throughout your life. They can also propose you for marriage. If you are married and your relationship with your spouse has come in the distance, then try to reduce the distance between you in this week of love. You will definitely get success. If possible, go for a picnic at your favourite place of love.

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Cancer: 21 June – 22 July

If you are not very serious about your romantic life, then this time is going to be a bit difficult for you. During this period, your love relationship may break. You may hurt your partner emotionally a lot. This week is going to be very romantic for your married people. Your relationship with your spouse will be strong and your love will also increase.

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Leo: 23 July – 22 August

Leo zodiac signs may get mixed results in Valentine’s Week. Beginning of the week will be a little slow for you, but in the middle, your partner can make some good plans for you. They can also propose marriage in front of you in a very romantic way. If you are married, then during this period you are advised to avoid small differences with your spouse.

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Virgo: 23 August – 22 September

This Valentine’s Week is going to bring you great relief. If your relationship with your love partner is not going well then in this period your bitterness can be overcome. Your mutual understanding will increase and you will feel that your partner loves you genuinely. This week will also give good results for your married people. Your spouse will do its best to make you happy.

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Libra: 23 September – 22 October

For Libra people, this romantic week will be full of love and romance. During this period, the closeness between you and your partner can increase. Your partners will be ready to do anything for you. You will be very happy to be with each other. At the same time, there will be some void in the lives of married people. You will feel that your spouse is ignoring you.

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Scorpio: 23 October – 21 November

In this Valentine’s week, your love partner will value you more than yourself. During this period you may also get an opportunity to take a short trip. Not only this, but you can also get a valuable gift from them. This week is going to be great for married natives of this sign. Your spouse’s love and companionship will make you feel special. You too will try your best to keep them happy.

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Sagittarius: 22 November – 21 December

If you want to make your Valentine’s week happy, then you are advised to keep your tongue under control. Your slightest mistake can increase bitterness in your relationship with your partner. It is better that you take special care of your behaviour and speech. Married people are also advised to avoid quarrels and discord during this period. You should respect each other’s feelings.

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Capricorn: 22 December – 19 January

During this period, you will be immersed in your partner’s love and prefer to spend more and more time with your beloved girlfriend. You may also decide to pursue your relationship. Your valentine will not be very good for married people. During this period, there may be distances in the relationship with your spouse. Your beloved’s behaviour will not be right towards you.

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Aquarius: 20 January – 18 February

If your romantic life has a fluctuating situation for some time, then all your problems will be solved in this period. Your love will grow and your trust in each other will also be strengthened. During this time, you can also decide to tie the knot with your partner and you can get the approval of family members too. On the other hand, your married people will get a chance to spend enough time with their spouse during this period. You will try your best to remove all the grievances of your beloved.

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Pisces: 19 February – 20 March

You are advised to control your emotions. Don’t get excited and do something that you have to regret and also hurt your partner’s feelings. If you are married then you can get a chance to hang out with your spouse in a romantic place. During this time some of your old and good memories can also be refreshed.

Article & Picture Source – Boldsky.com

The Worst People To Date According To Their Astrological Sign

OK… so with Valentine’s Day coming up I decided to post this. Found it funny, and probably very accurate. Although I too am nowhere near the most dateable. Go figure. HA! Calleen

Are people with these astrological signs really the WORST people to date? 

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Astrological Signs Photo credit (Getty Images)

Mercury is in retrograde right now, which a big concern if you’re into astrology . . . And a new survey on SWNSDigital.com for Valentine’s Day found 1 in 3 people have certain zodiac signs they’d never date.

And the least-dateable are . . . GEMINIS.

Here are all 12 signs, ranked . . .

1.  Gemini.  42% of people who believe in astrology wouldn’t date one.

2.  Cancer, 37%.

3.  Taurus, 36%.

4.  Aries, 34%.

5.  Leo, 31%.

6.  Virgo, 28%.

7.  Scorpio, 24%.

8.  Libra, 22%.

9.  Sagittarius, 17%.

10.  Capricorn, 16%.

11.  Aquarius, 10%.

12.  Pisces, 7%.  So they’re most most-datable.

Article Source – Radio.com

Each Zodiac Sign’s Unique Personality Traits, Explained by an Astrologer by Aliza Kelly Faragher

Humans have pondered the mysteries of the universe for millennia, tracking the sun’s vibrant motion, the moon’s beguiling cycle, and the swirl of boundless stars overhead. Astrology and astronomy were inextricably linked for thousands of years. Although these two fields have been disentangled over time, the mystical teachings of the cosmos still guide us today.

The study of astrology is expansive, complex, and transformative. Despite the nuances, the most fundamental principle of astrology centers on the 12 familiar star signs of the zodiac. Over the centuries, each sign has developed its own associations — including myths, animals, and colors— and its own characteristics. Every sign boasts an individual approach to life, complete with dynamic strengths and frustrating weaknesses.

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The sun sign is the cosmic launching pad for both amateur and professional astrologers. Your sun sign is determined by your date of birth and represents your core personality, sense of self, basic preferences, and ways in which you move through the world. This astrological placement sheds light on your intrinsic gifts, as well as your blind spots. Joys, wishes, flaws, and fears are what make a sun sign special and unique. When combined with the other planets in your chart, it creates the distinctive profile that serves as your astrological fingerprint.- ADVERTISEMENT -https://s.yimg.com/rq/darla/4-6-0/html/r-sf-flx.html

No sign is perfect on its own. The diversity of the zodiac completes the astrological wheel.

Ready to take your astrological knowledge to the next level? There are four triplicities and quadruplicities that further categorize the twelve signs. If these words sound like gibberish, don’t fret: The concepts are easy. Triplicities is astrospeak for elements, which include fire (the fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius); earth (the earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn); air (the air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius); and water (the water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). Generally speaking, fire signs are passionate and exuberant, earth signs are practical and grounded, air signs are intellectual and curious, and water signs are intuitive and emotional.

Quadruplicities are the signs’ qualities. Cardinal signs, which include Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, kick off new seasons. They are excellent at taking action and starting initiatives. Fixed signs, which include Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, occur in the middle of seasons. They are the steady, consistent forces that maintain movement. Each season concludes with a mutable sign — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces — that possesses effortless fluidity well-suited to change and transformation. As we continue layering astrological concepts, we uncover a rich and complex practice that delivers insight into our truest selves.

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Ahead, discover each sun sign’s personality attributes, from the admirable to the exasperating. Remember, cosmic warrior, growth begins with self-awareness, so read on to know yourself better.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Aries loves to be number one, so it’s no surprise that these audacious rams are the first sign of the zodiac. Bold and ambitious, Aries dives headfirst into even the most challenging situations. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Aries horoscope predictions.

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Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Taurus is an earth sign represented by the bull. Like their celestial spirit animal, Taureans enjoy relaxing in serene, bucolic environments surrounded by soft sounds, soothing aromas, and succulent flavors. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Taurus horoscope predictions.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Have you ever been so busy that you wished you could clone yourself just to get everything done? That’s the Gemini experience in a nutshell. Appropriately symbolized by the celestial twins, this air sign was interested in so many pursuits that it had to double itself. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Gemini horoscope predictions.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Cancer is a cardinal water sign. Represented by the crab, this crustacean seamlessly weaves between the sea and shore representing Cancer’s ability to exist in both emotional and material realms. Cancers are highly intuitive and their psychic abilities manifest in tangible spaces: For instance, Cancers can effortlessly pick up the energies in a room. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Cancer horoscope predictions.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Roll out the red carpet because Leo has arrived. Leo is represented by the lion and these spirited fire signs are the kings and queens of the celestial jungle. They’re delighted to embrace their royal status: Vivacious, theatrical, and passionate, Leos love to bask in the spotlight and celebrate themselves. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Leo horoscope predictions.

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Lizzie Gill

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Virgo is an earth sign historically represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture, an association that speaks to Virgo’s deep-rooted presence in the material world. Virgos are logical, practical, and systematic in their approach to life. This earth sign is a perfectionist at heart and isn’t afraid to improve skills through diligent and consistent practice. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Virgo horoscope predictions.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Libra is an air sign represented by the scales (interestingly, the only inanimate object of the zodiac), an association that reflects Libra’s fixation on balance and harmony. Libra is obsessed with symmetry and strives to create equilibrium in all areas of life. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Libra horoscope predictions.

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Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Scorpio is one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac. Because of its incredible passion and power, Scorpio is often mistaken for a fire sign. In fact, Scorpio is a water sign that derives its strength from the psychic, emotional realm. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Scorpio horoscope predictions.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Represented by the archer, Sagittarians are always on a quest for knowledge. The last fire sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius launches its many pursuits like blazing arrows, chasing after geographical, intellectual, and spiritual adventures. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Sagittarius horoscope predictions.

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Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

The last earth sign of the zodiac, Capricorn is represented by the sea goat, a mythological creature with the body of a goat and tail of a fish. Accordingly, Capricorns are skilled at navigating both the material and emotional realms. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Capricorn horoscope predictions.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Despite the “aqua” in its name, Aquarius is actually the last air sign of the zodiac. Aquarius is represented by the water bearer, the mystical healer who bestows water, or life, upon the land. Accordingly, Aquarius is the most humanitarian astrological sign. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Aquarius horoscope predictions.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Pisces, a water sign, is the last constellation of the zodiac. It’s symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, representing the constant division of Pisces’ attention between fantasy and reality. As the final sign, Pisces has absorbed every lesson — the joys and the pain, the hopes and the fears — learned by all of the other signs. Read your sign’s full profile here. Next, read this month’s Pisces horoscope predictions.

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The key 2021 astrology dates to add to your calendar by Kerry Ward

Whether you make plans and decisions aligned with the stars, like to know what’s going on just for the tea, or are seeking to blame any shizzle on those pesky retrogrades, here are some key dates for astro-events in 2021 that you *need* to know about.

Mercury Retrogrades

Mercury is the planet of communication and travel, and it influences these areas of life, and rules over Virgo and Gemini to boot. Three or four times a year, Mercury goes retrograde. This has become the stuff of legends, when the world seems to lose its s**t and everyone blames everything on the damn retrograde.

When a planet goes retrograde, it appears to go backwards in the skies. It isn’t real, though, it’s just an optical illusion. In effect, it means Mercury’s positive influence is reversed and therefore communications can easily go awry, technology plays up, and travel plans are scuppered.

Expect disruption and ~gremlins~ in the system:

  • January 30th – February 21st
  • May 29th – June 22nd
  • September 27th – October 18th

Venus Retrograde

Lovely Venus, planet of pleasure and money and love, surely she wouldn’t dare go retrograde and cause chaos? Well, Venus only retrogrades once every 1.5 years, so it’s a rarer event and perhaps one of the few things we DIDN’T suffer in 2020!

In 2021, the Venus retrograde will happen in Capricorn, and will tip the balance off-kilter in close relationships – maybe an argument, maybe the return of an ex or old friend, maybe a temporary hiatus with someone you thought was solid. The best advice, as with most things, is to ride it out without drawing any final conclusions or making permanent changes.

Press on, my friends! See what unfolds, pay attention, but don’t draw any lines in the sand until the retrograde has passed and the energy has settled down again, okay? And the pre/after shocks may be felt from November through to March 2022.

Expect relationship hiccups:

  • December 19 – 29
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Eclipses

Eclipses happen four to six times a year, and act as a catalyst for transformation in our lives. Unexpected, radical events and changes of heart can arise which force us to address long-standing issues or decisions that we’ve not fully faced up to. The skeletons come out of the closet, so to speak! Eclipses are like little ~wake up calls~, so expect to experience news or events that help you to move past your ~growing pains~ and progress.

There are two types of eclipses—solar and lunar. Lunar eclipses occur at full moons. The effects of an eclipse can usually be felt for three to five days before and after the event. Whatever happens, know that it ALL happens for a reason, and wait for the dust to settle before you act on any your insights or impulses.

Expect the unexpected:

  • May 26: Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius
  • June 10: Annular Solar Eclipse in Gemini
  • November 19: Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus
  • December 4: Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
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Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus Are On The Move

Jupiter and Saturn will meet in Aquarius, as well as squaring with Taurus, and they’ll remain in Aquarius sign for most of 2021. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Well, basically, 2021 is squaring up to be more progressive and positive (albeit still tough) than 2020 was, astrologically anyway.

Aquarius influences societal progress, new technology, community causes, social justice and truth. These themes will be strong and compelling in 2021. It felt like the world was burning at times in 2020, and this shift to Aquarius, astrologically, is like a phoenix rising from the flames.

Aquarius is an air sign, and this brings an intellectual and rational mood to the table, signalling that it’s time to think things through fully and to learn to co-operate and communicate calmly and with the focus on progress. The Taurus influence also bring a harmonious and creative element to matters. People may be more willing and open to collaborate, do things different, seek the ways in which they align, rather than focussing on division and disagreement.

Expect interesting world-wide developments:

  • February 17, 14 June, 24 December: Saturn in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus


    Article Source – Cosmopolitan.com

Star sign most likely to be rich and famous by Lucy Dean

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People born between 23 July and 22 August are the most likely to become rich and famous but those born from 19 February to 20 March have another thing coming, new analysis has found.

Analysis of Forbes top 100 highest earning celebrities by TopRatedCasinos.ie found Leos (23 July – 22 August) made up 12 per cent of Forbes celebrity rich list, led by Kylie Jenner who took home US$712.7 million in 2020.

1. Leo – 12%

Total made: US$1,751,447,647

Roger Federer and Joe Jonas also feature on the list of Leos raking it in.

2. Capricorn – 12%

Total made: US$1,101,057,041

People born from 22 December to 20 January, or Capricorns, are known for hard work. They’re just as likely as Leos to become rich and famous, with celebrities like LeBron James included in this group.

3. Libra – 10%

Total made: US$859,751,170

Libra (23 September – 22 October) is the star sign with the most billionaires and also churns out many wealthy celebrities. Simon Cowell, Bill Simmons and Kevin Durant are among the top earning celebrities.

4. Gemini – 9%

Total made: US$873,772,204

“Geminis (21 May – 21 June) love being credited for whatever they do as much as they love the idea of being famous. So, it’s no surprise Kanye West is the highest earning among them reeling in US$224.3 million this year,” the analysis read.

5. Scorpio – 9%

Total made: US$798,658,685

Scorpios (23 October – 21 November) are considered one of the more passionate star signs, who can also multitask. Ryan Reynolds is the highest-earning Scorpio, making US$94.3 million while Gordon Ramsay and Kevin Jonas also made serious bank.

6. Virgo – 9%

Total made: US$837,337,527

Tyler Perry, Nick Jonas and Doctor Phil were all born between 23 August and 22 September. Virgos tendencies towards being “methodical perfectionists” means they are well-represented among the rich and famous.

7. Cancer – 9%

Total made: US$813,839,800

People born from 21 June to 22 July are known for being intuitive and can leap on opportunity. Soccer star Lionel Messi, Ariana Grande and Post Malone are among the celebrities born under Cancer who are raking it in.

8. Aquarius – 8%

Total made: US$847,898,303

Born from 21 January to 20 February, Aquarians are known for their intelligence, with the richest celebrities making nearly US$850 million in one year. They include soccer superstars Neymar and Ronaldo and Ellen Degeneres.

9. Taurus – 7%

Total made: US$613,820,925

Taurans determination and stubbornness serves them well on their path to fame and glory, with those born between 19 April and 20 May including Dwayne Johnson.

10. Sagittarius – 6%

Total made: US$527,489,982

Sagittarians are born between 23 November and 21 December and include Taylor Swift, Keith Richards and Jay-Z.

11. Aries – 5%

Total made: US$480,332,716

Fiery Aries aren’t so good at achieving fame and fortune, according to Forbes’ rich list. But celebrities born between 20 March and 21 April like Elton John, Celine Dion and James Patterson still made the cut.

12. Pisces – 4%

Total made: US$334,477,357

Pisces’ “passive nature” took them to last place, with Steph Curry, Suga and Rihanna among the few celebrities born between 19 February and 20 March to make the cut.

Article Source – au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

What your star sign has in store for you in 2021 by Marni Dixit

If you were worried about what is to come in 2021, you may be in luck, with horoscope expert and psychic Rose Smith revealing it will be better than 2020, but there are still some tensions to be expected.

Rose, who runs the Absolute Soul Secrets network of psychics, also adds that we likely won’t get over Covid until at least 2022, but added there are good economic signs for both Australia and New Zealand.

Horoscope expert and psychic Rose Smith has revealed 2021 will be better than 2020, but there will still be some tensions. Photo: Getty
Horoscope expert and psychic Rose Smith has revealed 2021 will be better than 2020, but there will still be some tensions. Photo: Getty

“Last year had been a very hard and turbulent slog for many, but my insights for 2021 tell me life, love, career and finance are looking better for many zodiac signs,” Rose explains.

“This year is also a Universal 5 year in numerology which signifies change and creativity, people need to adjust their belief systems and go with the flow by being more flexible than usual. They also need to have a few irons in the fire as far as work goes.

“Key themes in 2021 are finding more balance, especially between our own needs and those of others, and working together.”

“We can expect some tension with Saturn squaring Uranus – there will be a lot of arguments, irritability and frustration in February, April to July and again in December,” she continued. “These are times to be careful with aggressive situations and we can expect to see this play out on both the global stage and also in our personal lives.

“With Saturn comes conservatism and an old-fashioned traditional approach knocking up against Uranus, which signifies innovation, rebellion, independence and doing things in a new way. The recent US riots at the Capitol in Washington are an example of opposing energies. Eventually, a clear path will be found through these dilemmas.

“We are being called to look inside ourselves and confront internal issues. It is a year for growth, but sometimes when we are growing, we get growing pains.”

Rose said many people could expect better opportunities on the work front in 2021, which no doubt comes as a relief to many. Photo: Getty
Rose said many people could expect better opportunities on the work front in 2021, which no doubt comes as a relief to many. Photo: Getty

Rose said many people could expect better opportunities on the work front in 2021, which no doubt comes as a relief to many.

“A lot of people will be changing or improving jobs – this has been forced upon them and includes retraining and study, but in the process, they will be changing themselves,” Rose said.

Rose has also predicted we won’t be clear of COVID-19 until 2022 at the earliest and international travel will remain stifled.

She also added that love and relationships could be stressful with continued lockdowns and people should prepare for this.

“Compromise is important, and people need to let their partners know that they have got their backs, especially with job changes putting more pressure on relationships,” Rose said.

She also said some people were going to make a lot of money and predicted a bitcoin boom, but they needed to be flexible with financial opportunities.

“I see green and it can indicate money, growth and opportunity,” Rose said.

"The Australian economy is beginning to grow, laws will change relative to climate change, and new industries and companies are opening up to do with these," Rose added. Photo: Getty
“The Australian economy is beginning to grow, laws will change relative to climate change, and new industries and companies are opening up to do with these,” Rose added. Photo: Getty

“Bitcoin has shot up again, taken a dive, but it will gradually ratchet upwards over time.

“The Australian economy is beginning to grow, laws will change relative to climate change, and new industries and companies are opening up to do with these.”

Now, here are Rose’s predictions for each star sign:

Capricorn (December 22nd to January 19): You begin the year with a surge of creativity and perhaps even playfulness. New beginnings in your spiritual life take place as you are more inward focused than usual. There is some sort of financial transformation while relationships could become closer and deeper if this is what you desire.

Aquarius (January 20th to February 18): 2021 begins with energy around your home and family. There could be some unexpected family changes, but you are motivated to succeed. Your identity and core beliefs become more expansive and you want to express more of your authentic self and find some new friends. You’re likely to have more energetic vitality this year.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20): You could feel more independent and you start the year off with more activity in your local area or perhaps with distant family members. There are new beginnings in romance, creativity, leisure and pleasure… Your career could also get a boost and you may consider a job that makes your heart sing.

Aries (March 21 to April 19): Your life becomes ‘larger than life’ this year. You may become more interested in learning, teaching, foreign cultures or perhaps your spirituality becomes more important. Plant some new seeds to bring new beginnings into your life in these areas.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Your career and social status grow. There are also new beginnings in your financial zone, so you could get another job or find new sources of income. You are also growing, and your belief systems will change to keep up with this personal growth.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Transformation and new beginnings are happening in your house of partnerships, significant others and legalities. A pre-existing relationship may be rejuvenated, or a new relationship begins if that’s what you want. Intimacy and other people’s money also become more important, perhaps your partner’s.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22): There are opportunities for new work, so go ahead and find something you feel passionate about if you’re in a ho humdrum job. It’s also an excellent time for health and wellbeing matters and you may feel more energetic and vital than usual.

Leo (July 23 to August 22): New beginnings and transformation occur in your house of creativity, romance and children. You could also be more revved up for leisure and pleasure, enjoying social outings with your friends and having a good time.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22): Changes around your home and/or family are likely. You may downsize or upsize relocating to another home. Perhaps your family grows larger, or kids finally leave home. There are also changes in your everyday work – you may have more or less work or perhaps another job.

Libra (September 23 to October 22): This year you may come out of your shell a little more in order to express your creativity. Fun, leisure and pleasure in your local area becomes more important to you. You may also consider study or have dealings with distant family members. You can balance outward expression with inward reflection and have the best of both worlds.

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): You ‘tweak’ your identity and core beliefs as new beginnings bring you to a deeper understanding of yourself. There are some family changes and opportunities come up to ease restrictive situations in your life. Your life will then become much more expansive and you may be drawn to travel, education and/or spirituality.

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): Be patient as there’s an increase in vitality and wellbeing coming. Changes in your significant relationships may occur and your family could become larger in some way. Maybe a new baby comes, or children return home. Perhaps a special friend becomes like family in some way. There’s also a financial focus as you get some new insight.

Ms Smith said both Australia and New Zealand overall were entering an era of hope or light and people should be focused on the positive.

“Get more focussed. Even though we will have continued coronavirus outbreaks, the future is bright for Australia and New Zealand,” Rose said.

“I see Australia improving its reputation and status in relation to other countries and beginning new trade agreements with other countries.

“Australia is viewed extremely positively by the likes of the UK and Canada, which will open up new alliances and growth in the economy. We have a lot to look forward to!”

Article Source – au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

Astrology: The Thinking Man’s Astronomy by David Thomas

Hey There! Do you have interests in horoscopes and astrology? If you want to know more about it you can read its history and its relation to modern Science, Astronomy. These are distinct studies but they both share similarities. Great thinkers await you! You will learn from their ideas and give you an understanding of the stars and the universe as we know it now!

Interested in knowing more? Read on to find out!

Have you read your horoscope for the day? What about that person you’ve been dating, are your signs compatible?

Horoscopes have been a part of popular culture for a long time. There are daily predictions from newspapers to jumpstart your day. How about the monthly relationship compatibility columns made popular by women’s magazines? They are very much appealing to the public even now. They even made their way to the internet. We see memes to even serious natal chart readings enjoyed and consumed by Millennials and Gen Z’s.

But did you know that despite the fresh appeal of Astrology it is one of the oldest studies in history? Did you also know that Astrology and Astronomy have close ties?

Come, join us in a discussion of Astrology, the thinking man’s Astronomy.

Origins of Astrology

Astrology is an ancient system that began in Babylonia. Babylonians believed that the motions of planets and stars can predict the fortune of their kingdom and rulers. When Greece came to adopt Babylon’s culture they also got hooked on Astrology. Alexandrian Ptolemy even wrote a book called, “Tetrabiblos” on Astrology and Philosophy.

But Astrology is not a science like say Astronomy. It is more like pseudoscience. It makes conclusions on its observations.

Astrology is the analysis of the placement of the sun, the moon, and the planets within 12 sections of the sky. Hence, the 12 signs of the zodiac we know today.

When people ask you what is your sign they are actually asking you what is your sun sign. This means which zodiac sign the Sun was in at the moment you were born. You also need to know the placement of the moon and all the other planets at the time and location of your birth. It is a comprehensive reading called the birth chart or what we
refer to as the “natal chart.”

That is why the word horoscope comes from the Greek words hora (“time”) and skopos (“watcher” or “marker”). We put it together and it translates as “marker of the hour.” They analyse each placement that is relevant to a person’s life.

From these observations, Astronomers can make predictions on your personality and your future. It depends on how the “stars align” on the time and location of your birth.

But, there are some questions:

What about the other forces that could also influence a person at their conception?

What about the genes and DNA our parents passed on to us? Does the time of our birth matter to the shaping of our personality and our possibilities?

These are legitimate questions that a lot of people ask and why there are many skeptics of Astrology.

Still, this does not stop people from reading and consulting Astrology. There are many reasons why and they are all worth pondering over.

First, people find comfort in Astrology in times of stress. We live in a world of uncertainty. Astrology gives at least some sort of explanation to events in our lives. Questions like, why didn’t our past relationships work out? Even, Princess Diana of Wales consulted Astrologers on her concerns over Prince Charles. Everyone is looking for answers.

Another thing is the mysticism and spirituality of Astrology. It doesn’t even matter to some if Astrology is not rational. People look for connection in their lives with the vast universe. For instance, have you heard the term, Mercury Retrograde? Mercury Retrograde is when the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards but is not. It is an optical illusion that affects communication and travel. At this period, it is not
advisable to engage in any communication and travel.

One more reason is that Astrology also seems to be tailor-made for each sign. Zodiac signs took their names from constellations. They also have categories based on elements.

The fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. They are passionate and high-spirited individuals. You often see them fearlessly leaping towards new paths, as they seek to conquer new things in life.

Next, we have the Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn who are practical and grounded. They are good at balancing things out, and pursuing a more hedonistic approach in life.

Moreover, we have Air signs such as Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. They are intellectual and curious people. They’re rational and transformative, often through their ideas.

Finally, we have the water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces who are intuitive and emotional. They are able to access the spiritual aspects of existence better than other elemental signs.

This personalization factor speaks to the person reading it on an intimate level. People can see the dominant traits that they share with the zodiac signs. It makes it easy for them to suspend disbelief at least for a while.

These are some reasons for the enduring fascination of Astrology.

“What about Astronomy?”

Astronomy is also a science that has thrived for centuries. In fact, it grew alongside Astrology.

Astronomy is the study of the universe and its celestial bodies. Astronomers study the positions, motions, and the properties of celestial objects.

Astrology, as we know, makes interpretations on those facts. Actually, Astronomical observations and theories’ main motivation was the improvement of Astrological predictions.

It is because ancient societies had an unbroken unity when it comes to the state and church. It means that religion, law, and science can mesh and are influential to each other. Back then, the university professors were actually Babylonian priests, magicians, Greek philosophers, Arabian princes, and medieval monks.

These ancient thinkers include their philosophy and religious beliefs in their observations. That is why astronomers back in the day are also applying astrological methods. They are making observations but also making sense of it at the same time.

So, what exactly do they believe about the universe?

In early 16th Century Europe, they believed that Earth is at the center. The Earth is a fixed figure, surrounded by several rotating concentric spheres. It bore the celestial bodies like the sun, the moon and the planets and stars. They look like objects in a circular sphere. This school of thought is what we know now as the geocentric model. Aristotle is even a proponent of this.

But, this confused the astronomers back then. They often recorded planets moving about in an eccentric motion. Sometimes planets even halt in their orbit of Earth and move backward (retrograde). The circular sphere could not explain that.

Do you remember the Alexandrian Ptolemy? Ptolemy is also a figure in the early days of astronomy. He wanted to solve this confusion. He argued that the sun, planets, and the moon move in small circles. They move around much larger circles that revolve around our planet Earth.

He referred to these small circles as “epicycles”. According to him, many epicycles are Astrology, as we know, makes interpretations on those facts. Actually, Astronomical observations and theories’ main motivation was the improvement of Astrological predictions.

It is because ancient societies had an unbroken unity when it comes to the state and church. It means that religion, law, and science can mesh and are influential to each other. Back then, the university professors were actually Babylonian priests, magicians, Greek philosophers, Arabian princes, and medieval monks.

These ancient thinkers include their philosophy and religious beliefs in their observations. That is why astronomers back in the day are also applying astrological methods. They are making observations but also making sense of it at the same time.

So, what exactly do they believe about the universe?

In early 16th Century Europe, they believed that Earth is at the center. The Earth is a fixed figure, surrounded by several rotating concentric spheres. It bore the celestial bodies like the sun, the moon and the planets and stars. They look like objects in a circular sphere. This school of thought is what we know now as the geocentric model. Aristotle is even a proponent of this.

But, this confused the astronomers back then. They often recorded planets moving about in an eccentric motion. Sometimes planets even halt in their orbit of Earth and move backward (retrograde). The circular sphere could not explain that.

Do you remember the Alexandrian Ptolemy? Ptolemy is also a figure in the early days of astronomy. He wanted to solve this confusion. He argued that the sun, planets, and the moon move in small circles. They move around much larger circles that revolve around our planet Earth.

He referred to these small circles as “epicycles”. According to him, many epicycles are rotating at varying speeds. He was able to correspond his celestial system with most recorded astronomical observations. According to him, many epicycles are rotating at varying speeds. He was able to correspond his celestial system with most recorded astronomical observations.

That is why the Ptolemaic system remained the standard for 1,000 years. But new astronomical evidence started to place some doubt on Ptolemy’s theory.

There have been many thinkers who challenged the geocentric model of the universe.

Some philosophers at that time believe that the Sun is the center and not the Earth.

There are many proponents of this. It includes Greek astronomer Aristarchus and several Islam philosophers from the Maragha School.
Nicolaus Copernicus drew on to those influences to introduce the “heliocentric theory”.

He summarized his ideas in an unpublished short treatise, Commentariolus meaning “Little Commentary”.

He theorized the order of the known planets from its distance to the Sun. The list starts with Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. He also stated that the nearer the planet is to the Sun, the greater its orbital speed. With this, he was able to explain the eccentric motions of the planets.

That is not to say his theory was without its challenges. For instance, Copernicus could not prove that Earth revolves around the Sun. He was also wrong that the sun is the center of the whole universe. When in fact, it is the center of one solar system, the Milky Way. He could not apply the elliptical orbits in his model and he had no concept of
gravity.

These concerns delayed the publication of, De revolutionibus orbium coelistium libri vi. It means “Six books Concerning the Revolutions of the Heavenly Orbs.” He completed the book around 1530 but published around 1543- the year he died. It is his major astronomical work to date.

Yet, this book was not accessible to many. If it were, many would have objected because it appears to be a non-biblical concept of the universe. It was not until the 17th century that Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler expanded on this. This, of course, led to the trial and conviction for the heresy of Galileo.

Isaac Newton followed suit anyway. He was also inspired by the Copernican theory. He published his work on celestial mechanics which spread throughout the world. By the late 18th century, it was universally accepted.

This is why Nicolaus Copernicus stands as the Father of Modern Astronomy. He laid the foundation for modern Astronomy.


Conclusion

Astrology is the thinking man’s Astronomy. It is a beautiful relationship between two human endeavours. One making sense of the other. Stars and planets in the sky are not moving all on their own. They might actually affect our lives here on Earth. People have attached meanings to the universe that are still resonant to the modern man.

Centuries have passed and until now we find solace at the thought of what the stars can hold for us. Here’s to another century of Astrology and Astronomy! May the stars align for everyone!

Check out Trusted Astrology – Your trusted source about Zodiac Signs, Astrology, Tarot cards reading, and everything psychics!

Much love,
David Thomas


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How to Understand Your Moon Sign by Liana Mack

Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

The moon is a moody luminary, endlessly pregnant. In myths across continents, she embodies the divine mother: as the Greek goddess, Selene, with 50 daughters; as Luna, her Roman counterpart; as Abuk, the Dinka goddess of women and gardens; as Ala, an Odinani alusi that shrouds dead souls inside her sacred womb.

Motherhood is way too loaded for me to warmly embrace this moon metaphor. My relationship with my birth mother is complicated. Pregnancy scares me, and I dread my painful menstrual period, even as it stays perfectly synced along lunar cycles. But that is why I take such comfort in Jungian astrology. The cosmos is too big for us to privately contain — beyond comfort or description — yet this web of connected symbols mutates and persists through memory and culture in the collective unconscious. The moon embodies a maternal archetype beyond my experience, or anyone else’s.

When we discuss the sun in astrology, we consider the archetypal masculine. He’s purposeful, outwardly directed, the Freudian ego. But the moon is our id. She rules our inner child: how we feel safe, how we feel protected, and how we protect ourselves under duress. The moon predicts our immediate reactions in desperate moments and how we feel soothed when we’re most at home. She is gut impulse and repressed memory, metaphorical fertility — possibility and rebirth — in all its illuminating wonder and sacral terror.

The moon is also one of the fastest-moving bodies on an astrology chart. She changes signs every few daysIn astrology, the sky is conceived of as a sphere with the Earth at the center. This sphere is divided into 12 sections, one for each zodiac sign, and every celestial body moves through at its own rate. The moon cycles through the signs quickly, staying in each for about two and a half days., and runs through the whole zodiac wheel every month. She’s one of the reasons astrologers and natal-chart calculators fixate on exact birth times: A few hours can make a dramatic difference between a moon in Pisces or a moon in Aries.

Knowing your sun sign might provide a generalized guide to your personality, but understanding your moon placement allows you to unlock a perception of your emotions from instant to instant. (If you haven’t done so already, you can find out your moon sign on a chart calculator like Cafe Astrology.)

An Aries Moon is trigger-happy, reacting with a particularly impulsive intensity when challenged directly. They hate any perception of weakness, and tend to overcompensate with rage and aggression when feeling attacked. They are quick to anger but just as fast to forgive.

Taurus Moon returns to earthly desires in moments of insecurity. They are prone to accumulating material possessions and luxury goods to feel safe and protected. They find masturbation exceedingly self-soothing. They are generally mellow and occasionally lazy.

Gemini Moon has difficulty identifying just how they’re feeling under duress. They like being told how they feel, and then deciding if it’s how they actually do feel. They tend toward a baseline that is anxious and high-strung, but they thrive in moments of change and uncertainty.

Cancer Moon is highly sensitive and prone to emotional outbursts. They often see themselves as “empaths,” and treat their deep capacity for feeling as a magical power. Cancer is the sign ruled by the moon, and Cancer placements are the most susceptible to the influence of fast-changing lunar transits. They mother others to feel safe and secure themselves.

Leo Moon is overly self-involved and narcissistic under stress. Unevolved Leo Moons are overly prideful and slow to apologize. Evolved Leo Moons use all that time thinking about themselves to become overly self-aware of their emotional patterns, priding themselves in “doing the work” to regulate their feelings.

Virgo Moon responds to stress by seeking control. They are easily irritated by even minute adjustments to their routines, and tend toward criticizing their loved ones when they’re personally stressed. They feel the most soothed when told they’re right, or in the satisfaction of completing a scheduled task.

Libra Moon tends to be overly compromising, with a tendency toward self-abnegation. They are sweet, gentle, and codependent. They are so afraid of losing others that they tend to stuff down emotions they perceive as undesirable. They make it hard for others to help them.

Scorpio Moon feels deeply and resents feeling deeply. They are deliberately secretive about expressing their emotions, but they rarely approach a zenlike state of nonattachment. Instead, they brood hard and explode harder. They have excellent hate-sex.

Sagittarius Moon feels the most unsafe when they feel trapped. They need the freedom to walk out of jobs, relationships, and weird parties in order to thrive. They tend to have many acquaintances and a high tolerance for others’ wild and unpredictable behavior, but few close confidants.

Capricorn Moon finds their emotions, their id, and their subconscious fears disturbing and debilitating. They are professional compartmentalizers. They tend to react to stress by launching projects, setting ambitious goals and expectations, and pretending feelings aren’t happening.

An Aquarius Moon is eccentric and hard to read. They are beautifully disconnected from social norms surrounding happiness and emotional security, but struggle to make themselves emotionally available to others. They don’t understand that vulnerability is a strength. They will ghost you without even realizing it.

Pisces Moon is dreamy, artsy, and imaginative. Their safe space is their vast internal landscape. They make compassionate allies but lack healthy boundaries. Their tendency for escapism under duress could land anywhere from a Netflix coma to a debauched, weeklong bender.

There’s a really good book called Mothers Who Can’t Love, written by Dr. Susan Forward, for daughters whose mothers can’t love. Maybe you aren’t a daughter, and I hope that your mother can love, but I recommend it anyway. The solution to a mother who can’t love is mothering yourself. Prevent your inner child from dictating your dumbest mistakes by actively self-parenting, by making yourself feel safe and protected, by soothing yourself in your darkest moments. Soothe your own moon before it comes for you.

Article Source – TheCut.com