READ ABOUT YOUR SIGN
ARIES – the Ram
March 21 – April 20 (depending on the year)
Life Purpose; Courage; Survival; Assertiveness; Protection
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Aries
The… Spiritual Warrior; Martial Arts Master; Pioneer; Daredevil; Brave Leader; Athlete/Competitor; Stunt Man/Woman; Survivor; Adventurer; Hero/Heroine; Trailblazer; Champion/Defender/Rescuer; Protector; Knight in Shining Armor; “Joan of Arc”
Negative Aries Archetypes--Learning Experiences for Aries
Mastering fear; Accepting challenges, Laying claim to what is rightfully ours; Going on adventures; Respecting the rights of others; Loyalty; Fighting Bravely; Winning Fairly READ MORE…
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him,
but because he loves what is behind him.
If there is no enemy within, the enemy without can do us no harm.
The better part of Valour, is Discretion; in the which better part, I have saved my life.
William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I First Folio, Act 5, Scene 3
TAURUS – The Bull
April 20 – May 20 (depending on the year)
Self Assurance; Clear Sense of Values; Worry-free Management of Resources;
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Taurus
The… Rustic; Solid Citizen; Self Assured One; Prosperous One; Sensualist/Voluptuary; Hard Worker; Grounded One; Reliable One; Peace Maker; the Farmer; Hunter Gatherer
Negative Archetypes--Learning Experiences for Taurus
The… Materialist/Hoarder/Glutton; Workaholic; Slacker;
Reactionary/Stubborn Mule; Lecher; Miser/Skinflint READ MORE…
the things I get to
savor you with.
Poverty is the worst of crimes, and all the other crimes are virtues
—George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara
Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
—Henry David Thoreau
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
GEMINI – the TWINS
May 21 – June 20 (depending on the year)
Clear Perception/Thought; Communication; Maintaining a Sense of Wonder
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Gemini
The… Observer; Witness; Communicator; Teacher; Trickster (Teacher); Record Keeper; Story Teller; Journalist; Messenger; Writer/Speaker/Researcher; Curious One
Negative Archetypes--Learning Experiences for Gemini
The… Chatterer; Prattler; Trickster (Liar); Yellow Journalist; Pedant; Bigot; Busybody; Gossip; Windbag; Bore; Speed Demon
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
—William Arthur Ward
Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.
—Richard P. Feynman
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion
that it has taken place.
—George Bernard Shaw, Leadership Skills for Managers
When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.
—Greg Mortenson, Stones Ito Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
CANCER – the Crab/Turtle
June 21 - July 21 (depending on the year)
Psychological Nurturing and Support of Self and Others; Feeling; Caring; Healing; Nesting
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Cancer
The… Parent, Nurturer; Mother/Father/ Matriarch/Patriarch; Midwife/Doula; Sensitive; Healer; Family/Clan Member; Blood or Spiritual Kin; Caretaker/Homemaker; Moral Support/ Emotional Mainstay;
Psychotherapist; Life Coach; Trusted Neighbor; Myth Weaver
Negative Archetypes—Learning Experiences for Cancer
The…Over-protective Parent/Smothering Mother/Father; Backstage Mom/Dad; Parasitic Parent/Invisible Person/Enabler; Crybaby; Abandoning Parent; Predatory Therapist; Sleep Walker/Walking Dead; Hypersensitive/Crybaby
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
– William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Troilus and Cressida
Family was even a bigger word than I imagined, wide and without limitations, if you allowed it, defying easy definition. You had family that was supposed to be family and wasn't, family that wasn't family but was, halves becoming whole, wholes splitting into two; it was possible to lack whole, honest love and connection from family in lead roles, yet to be filled to abundance by the unexpected supporting players.
—Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming
Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.
—Marvin J. Ashton
She held herself until the sobs of the child inside subsided entirely. I love you, she told herself. It will all be okay.
—H. Raven Rose, Shadow Selves
Leo – The Lion
July 22 - August 22 (depending on the year)
Creative Self-Expression; Self-Enjoyment; Expression of Dignity
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Leo
The… Performer/Entertainer/ Star/Golden Girl or Boy; Clown; Child; Monarch/Royal Person/Queen/King; Diva; Aristocrat; Gourmet Hostess/Host; Leader/Focalizer; Romantic; Pleasure Seeker
Negative Archetypes—Learning Experiences for Leo
The… Tyrant; Autocrat; Dictator/Despot; Egomaniac; Narcissist; Attention Grabber; Spoiled Brat; Prima Donna; Profligate; Spendthrift; Pleasure Maniac
Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling.
—Tony DeLison, Legacy: The Power Within
I don't believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.
—Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door
Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.
—Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality
You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.
—John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
Virgo – the Goddess
August 23 - September 22 (depending on the year)
Self-refinement; Growth; Evolution
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Virgo
The… Perfectionist; Analyst; Crafts-person/Apprentice; Neophyte/Initiate through to Mentor/Role Model; Maestro/Adept; Critic; Expert; Martyr/Saint; Disciple; Worker/Servant; Details person; Health Care Worker; Problem Solver
Negative Archetypes—Learning Experiences for Virgo
The… Devastating Critic; Censor; Faultfinder; Drudge; Wage Slave; Complainer; Fussbudget; Blamer; Martyr/Victim; Hypochondriac; Health Maniac; “Goody Two Shoes”
Every error missed by one proof reading is a blow against
the tyranny of perfectionism.
— Elaine Aaron Ph.D.
I do not know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought,
and found how to serve.
Every artist was first an amateur.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
loneliness can fly a helicopter through a cut-out shape
of a helicopter the same size as the helicopter
and that's it's only skill
and it isn't good enough
but it's still amazing.
—Tao Lin, this emotion was a little e-book
Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.—Mokokoma Mokhoan
LIBRA – the Scales
September 23 - October 22 (depending on the year)
Serenity; Balance; Harmony; Grace; Aesthetic Ecstasy
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Libra
The… Lover; Artist; Poised One; Peacemaker/Negotiator; Moderator; Mediator; Judge; Counselor; Partner; Friend; Liaison; Adviser; Accompanist; Debutante/Perfect Lady/Gentleman
Negative Archetypes—Learning Experiences for Libra
The… Flirt; Manipulator; Vacillator; Co-dependant; Phony; Fashion Plate; Sybarite; Two-faced Person/Fence-sitter/Conflict-avoider
Of course there are more important things than clothes…but not when one is getting dressed.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall take flack from both sides.
"Unofficial UN Motto"
—Robert Lynn Asprin, Sweet Myth-Tery of Life
Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.
—Warren W. Wiersbe
It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.
—John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love
SCORPIO - The Scorpion/Eagle
October 23 - November 21 (depending on the year)
Honest Connection with Intense Feelings; Healing the Deep Subconscious; Embracing Destiny
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Scorpio
The… Psychotherapist; Detective/Sleuth; Spy; Secret Agent; Provocateur; Hypnotist; Shaman; Spiritualist/Medium/ Psychic; Sorcerer/ess; Occultist; Medical Intuitive; Past Life Regressionist; Charismatic; Prophet; Priest/Priestess; Sexual/Spiritual Catalyst; Hospice Worker
Negative Archetypes—Learning Experiences for Scorpio
The… Manipulator; Spy/Voyeur/Peeper/ Snoop/ Intruder/ Interloper/Trespasser; Seducer/ Siren/Charmer/Tease;
Sexual Deviant; Evil Sorcerer/ Wicked Witch; Charlatan/ Deceiver/ Cheater/Decoy; Vampire; Cultist
The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last.
—Nicholas Sparks, Dear John
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have,
but in my lack of control of them.
The ones who appear to be unemotional are in real
the most emotional ones.
The internet and online communication is the window into your world - but real life, in person communication / connection is the door.
He never knew a single second could be expanded into something timeless and so archaic. It shook him to his core – there were
no words for it.
—Dianna Hardy, The Sands of Time
But who could resist the erotic lives of atoms and molecules - the violent passion of electrostatic attractions, the comfortable mutuality of covalent bonds, the gentle air kisses of van der Waals forces? The rules governing the couplings and uncouplings of tiny particles seemed to me as fascinating as the kinship rules of what we still called "primitive" societies - with the revulsion of like-charged particles, for example, functioning as a kind of incest taboo.
—Barbara Ehrenreich, Living with a Wild God: A Nonbliever's Search for the Truth about Everything
SAGITTARIUS — the Archer's Arrow
November 22 - December 20 (depending on the year)
Gaining Knowledge and Understanding through Immersion in Experience; Renewal; Spiritual Authenticity
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Sagittarius
The… Gypsy/Traveler /Explorer; Student/ Professor/ Scholar; Anthropologist; Optimist; True Believer; Philosopher/Great Mind; Spiritual Seeker/ Pilgrim; Cultural Bridge/Translator
Negative Archetypes—Learning Opportunities for Sagittarius
The… Guileless/Gullible Fool; Overbearing Jerk; Mogul; Fanatic/Know-it-all/Dogmatist/Zealot/Proselytizer; Dullard; Professional Student; Racist; Aimless Wanderer; Opportunist/Pillager
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
— attributed to Mark Twain
Not all those who wander are lost.
—J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something
we do not understand.
— Jeanette Winterson
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself.
Face the truth.
— Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923)
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
— Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
— George S. Patton
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
— Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (1900 – 1965)
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird. So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing — that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
— Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
— Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922)
CAPRICORN — the Sea-goat
December 21 - January 22 (depending on the year)
Success with Integrity; Achievement of One’s Destiny;
Mastery of Power/Self Mastery
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Capricorn
The… Wise Elder; Realist; Hermit; Wizard/Mage; Father/Patriarch; Prime Minister; Superior/Authority/
Executive-Director/Administrator; Builder; Problem-solver; Strategist; Shrewd Bargainer/Business-person; Committed One; Father Time
Negative Archetypes—Learning Opportunities for Capricorn
The… Power Tripper; Social Climber; Tyrant/Dictator; Curmudgeon/Grouch; Antisocial Recluse; Wet Blanket/Party Pooper; Motivation-killer; Bureaucrat/Politician; Ladder Climber; Type A Executive/CEO; Puppet of Power; Scrooge; Machiavelli
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
― Greek Proverb
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Make sure that your actions and behaviors live up to and reflect the words and ideas, promises and commitments that come out of your mouth.
Listen to your heart.
Listen to your instincts.
Listen to inner voice.
It is your true self.
It will guide you to make the right choices.
—Lailah Gifty Akita
AQUARIUS – the Serpents of Knowledge/Water Bearer
January 20 - February 17 (depending on the year)
Individuation; Personal Sovereignty & Freedom
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Aquarius
The… Individualist; Rebel; Truth-sayer/ “Cassandra;” Revolutionary; Maverick; Social Reformer; Nonconformist; Mutant; Alien; Genius/Inventor/Scientific Experimenter; Iconoclast; Harbinger of Change; Freedom Fighter; Ally; Exile/Expatriate; Heathen/Heretic/Scapegoat; Activist; Whistle-blower
Negative Archetypes—Learning Opportunities for Aquarius
The… Antagonist; Iceberg; Flake; Pretender/ “Missing Person”/Phony; Anarchist/Rabble-rouser; Misfit/Kook/Crank; Sociopath; Criminal;
Revenge Seeker; Mad Scientist; Weirdo; Crackpot
Be assured that our individual actions, collectively,
make a huge difference.
– Jane Goodall
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
—Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.
—Bansky, Wall and Piece
...it’s just another one of those things I don’t understand: everyone impresses upon you how unique you are, encouraging you to cultivate your individuality while at the same time trying to squish you and everyone else into the same ridiculous mold. It’s an artist’s right
to rebel against the world’s stupidity.
—E.A. Buccianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
If you have to say or do something controversial, aim so that people will hate that they love it and not love that they hate it.
Criss Jami, Killosophy
PISCES – The Ocean, Home of the Fishes
February 18, 2015 - March 19, 2015
Ego Transcendence; Mystical Oneness with all existence;
to Live in a State of Grace
Positive Archetypes—the Essential Nature of Pisces
The… Contemplative; Visionary; Mystic/Saint; Dreamer; Poet; Impressionist; Priest/Priestess; Mediator; Medium; Illusionist; Seer; Psychic/Channel; Intuitive; Surrendered One; Compassionate One; Serene One
Negative Archetypes—Learning Opportunities for Pisces
The… Nihilist; Lost Soul; Victim; Dependent/Addict; Burnout; Tragic Figure; Vacant Shell; Lunatic; Megalomaniac; Glamor Addict; Cold Fish; Heartless One; Daydreamer; Space Cadet/Ungrounded One; Fragile Flower;
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
We are the mirror as well as the face in it.
Don't call anyone a devil, because within you, you can experience hell and the devil, and the devil is nothing, but you!
—Michael Bassey Johnson
To recognize one's own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity,
the beginning of healing and transcendence.
—Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
In the point of rest at the center of our being, we encounter a world where all things are at rest in the same way. Then a tree becomes a mystery, a cloud a revelation, each man a cosmos of whose riches we can only catch glimpses. The life of simplicity is simple, but it opens to us a book in which we never get beyond the first syllable.
—Dag Hammarskjold, Marking
Astrology doesn't rule your life but it can tell you what you're up against.
Astrology represents the summation of all psychological knowledge of antiquity. —Carl Jung
Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things, and I am greatly indebted to it