29 August 2010

Well Well Well...

Why hello there, I'm glad that you've stumbled upon this new little blog I have set up. I have another, which is, simply, piscesun.blogspot.com, which is everything to do with Mom-hood, but this one is about another passion- Astrology.

Astrology is an interesting, incredibly multifaceted subject. One reason I love it so much is how it never ceases to surprise me- just when I start to dare deem myself a buff, a whole new wave of information comes at me and I feel like a newbie all over again. It's exciting! It keeps it fresh, and keeps me wanting more.

So, what's the point of this blog, you ask? I suppose you could say it's to keep my brain active, and to keep my thoughts on the subject organized. I'll write on a certain topic entry by entry, and just see where it goes...

The basics- Your Sun Sign.
a.k.a.- what people mean when they say, for instance "I'm a Pisces." It's the most common component of astrology in the western hemisphere- virtually everyone knows their sun sign. But there's more to it- to yourself- than that! Think of your sun sign as the center of your own personal solar system- sun (self) in the center, with the planets (influences in your behavior/how you express yourself) orbiting around you.

We'll talk about each of the planets in due time, but for today, let's break it down and see what your sun sign says about you. Mind you, I haven't done this kind of thing before, and it's mostly off the top of my head, so forgive if something sounds off. Keep in mind, too, if you were born on a cusp (at the end or beginning of a sign), to read both signs' descriptions to get the big picture.

Aries: The ram. Assertive and spunky; sassy, to say the least. The first sign of the zodiac, Aries does what is best for him or herself first and foremost- not to say that they can't be highly empathetic, caring people. They absolutely are. It's just that they're not as likely to get suckered into other people's BS- they can see through it and won't let themselves become victims. Which, as a sucker-Pisces, I really admire. You can count on Aries to be honest, to tell it like it is, and to have some very interesting insight. Aries rules the head, so you can expect most Aries to have fabulous hair (it can go the opposite way as well, but to this day I cannot recall ever meeting an Aries who didn't have enviable tresses).

Taurus: The bull. Taureans are the sensualists of the Zodiac. They use their five (or more?) senses to get the best they possibly can out of all areas of life. Ruled by the element Earth, Taureans are, well, earthy. They thrive on being outdoors and getting plenty of nature time. This restores and recharges their spirit; it helps bring them balance. Be it by gardening, really getting the dirt under their nails, or going for a nice, long bike ride, the great outdoors does wonders for the bull. Taureans aren't always the most talkative of signs, (although this depends on other planet's positions, notably Mercury, but more on that later), but when they do speak, they make it count, and like Aries before them, say what they mean and mean what they say. However, if you get one on a subject they're passionate about, be prepared to sit back and listen; you might be pleasantly surprised by what you learn- both on the subject at hand, and about the Taurus him or her self.

Gemini: The twins. Geminis are a dualistic sign, ruled by the element of air and by a mutable quality. Geminis always have a lot going on in their brains- typically way more than just one or two lines of thought. Due to this high amount of mental energy, it's important for Geminis to channel this to avoid serious build-up which can seep out in less than desirable ways. And all therapeutic reasons aside, Geminis can be some of the most creative types in the Zodiac. Due to their angle of looking at the world, they can capture moments in a way others would never consider, be it through photography, writing especially, or even creating a new and unique exercise regime.

Cancer: The crab, ruled by good ole' h20. The ruling "planet" of Cancer is actually the Moon, and many of these lunar qualities are shared by the crab. Both wax and wane, although with Cancer it's emotional. A lot is going on underneath that shell though, so don't be surprised if instead of talking about what's going on in those heads of theirs, you get a seemingly impermeable brooding aura. The trick with Cancer is that they show you how they feel; and when they are feeling good, you will certainly reap the benefits as well. Cancer is without a doubt one of the most caring signs and are typically at their best within a (healthy) relationship. Their home is very special to them (whether it's a tiny room or a whole house), and will add their own special touches to make it cozy and private. Cancers care about their family more than anything.

Leo: The fiery lion of the wheel. Leos are ruled by the sun, and as such, thrive on attention. So many famous actors and musicians are Leos it's not even funny- they just gravitate toward the spotlight. Leos always try to be at the top of their game, and are definitely fighters. They are typically very loyal in relationships, partially due to the fact that a Leo won't just date someone for the sake of dating- they are typically very into whoever they are with, and see them in a very special way. Leos feel a wide range of emotion, being a fiery, fixed sign, but may be repressed in one or more of these areas. Physical activity is paramount to their well-being- stress can have the most adverse effects on Leos and Scorpios, so do things that make you feel good as much as possible, and don't feel guilty about it!

Virgo: The virgin. No, this doesn't automatically make you a prude! Usually quite the opposite. ;) It has more to do with purity of purpose- Virgo is the sign of service, and they want to help their fellow human and do their part to make the world a better place. Ruled by Mercury, like Gemini, Virgos have an abundance of mental energy going on, all the time. This can lead to supplementing their lifestyle to help calm their busy brain down! Virgos can definitely over-think and subsequently over-worry every little detail- but it's just because they want the outcome to be perfect. They can be critical, but also very fun to be around. They tend to have a wide range of interests and, like their fellow Earth sign Taurus, need ample time outside, even if it's something as simple as slowing down and looking at the ocean.

Libra: The scales. Libras are talkative, intelligent, very personable, and can possess a bit of a nervous energy. Libra is the sign of partnerships, but to be in a successful one, they first need to be fully attuned to themselves, and the rest will follow (This goes for everyone, but especially those who are heavily weighted with Libra in their chart). Libras have a lot of great ideas, but can find it challenging to manifest them to the ideal level they have in their head. Decisions can be problematic, as the Scales can see both sides of any quandary so perfectly. They are optimists, and always the bright side of life. They often have a refreshing and surprisingly unique yet sensible view of life; which oddly enough is staying true to their emblem, the scales. Balance is something Librans can struggle with because they can be thrown out of balance so easily, which makes physical activity and an activity such as yoga and/or meditation all the more important for their delicate constitutions.

Scorpio: The scorpion. Duh. Oh, Scorpios. Often touted as the most misunderstood sign of the Zodiac, they're really not that bad. It's just that- misunderstood. They tend to keep emotions under the radar, and can come off as cool and aloof instead. But they really do care highly about the people and situations in their surroundings. Scorpios are the healer of the Zodiac, and alternative therapies such as polarity massage and Reiki suit them perfectly. They usually feel things, but may not always trust their intuition, and turn to trying to be what they perceive as "rational" instead. However, their intuition in actuality is finely tuned and they are rarely wrong in this respect, so once they learn how to trust it, their confidence and what they can achieve really soars.

Sagittarius: The archer. Very optimistic and highly idealistic. They have a tendency to put people, places, and things on pedestals, and when they don't live up to these expectations, it can dramatically hurt the Sag. Sags are always trying to expand their horizons and get the most out of the world. They are the explorers, the adventurers. Finding a positive philosophy by which to live their life is important, yet can also be challenging, thus their exploration. They make fabulous conversationalists, and always have an entertaining story to share. Reflection is important for Sags, be it by keeping a journal or writing music, to aid their journey and to keep from making the same mistake twice (or more).

Capricorn: The sea goat. Capricorns are unique individuals- I have the hardest time guessing which people fall under this sign, even though I know so many of them. Capricorns are definitely hard working and detail oriented. They can have really nervous temperaments underneath the surface, but can sometimes control how it comes across. They can be worriers, and second guess themselves, even though they are usually right the first time. Typically prudent with money, although they do like nice things, and like giving nice things to others. Capricorns are intelligent and have a way about them that makes them quietly fascinating. They are very suited to the arts and subjects such as history. They definitely have a fun streak in there (although it may be dripping with sarcasm); you'll see it more as you get to know them!

Aquarius: The water bearer. Highly intelligent, more often than not leading an eccentric or bohemian lifestyle. The Aquarian is ruled by air, yet is characterized by water. This means they have a sort of balance between their mind, which is always going (often with intellectual pursuits), and their emotions, which they tend to be quite in touch with, although they do intellectualize them. Aquarians are the scholars of the Zodiac- even when they finish school, they never really stop learning. They devour any kind of literature and love debating different topics. They are often interested in, for lack of a better phrase, "new-age" type topics, and try to truly understand them. All of this mental activity, however, means that they must find some way to squeeze light physical exercise into their daily routine. It serves as a bath for their brain, which usually reaches new revelations during or after.

Pisces: The fish. The final sign of the Zodiac. It's a little strange to write about the Pisces, since I am one, but here goes. Pisces are typically recognizable by their eyes- something about them is distinct, be it color, expression, or size (fish like? hmm.) Bear in mind that Pisces is symbolized by two fish going in opposite directions- an apt metaphor for the Piscean life. They tend to be having some sort of constant battle between what they are currently doing and would like to be doing, or should be doing, etcetera. Pisceans are great at second-guessing themselves even though their intuition is typically correct. They can be very sociable and outgoing at times, and on a whim become a recluse, impossible to get a hold of. They do mean well, however, (at least most of the time), and have to be careful not to get suckered into other people's negativity.

Welp! That's all I got for today. Let me know what you think, good or bad, and we can discuss it. :) Peace & Love.