Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Secret Language of Flowers

I was first introduced to this concept when I read the novel  The Language of Flowers: A Novel.  Excellent book by the way. Back in Victorian times (late 1800s), people expressed their emotions and thoughts through flowers.  In fact, the language of flowers was as important to people as the clothes they wore. Even the scent of a particular flower on a handkerchief or as perfume sent a message. The Victorians put flowers in everything - hair, clothing, jewelry, lapels, furnishings and their letters and envelopes. And of course they were used extensively in matters of the heart, and feelings that could not be announced publicly could be expressed through flowers. It also depended upon which hand in which you were offering a flower, and whether the flower was upside down or right side up. Flower dictionaries spread like wildfire throughout England, Europe and eventually America.

Definitions derive from the appearance or behaviour of the plant itself.  For example, the mimosa, or sensitive plant, represents chastity because the leaves of the mimosa close at night, or when its touched.

Here's a few from the popular book:
A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
(apparently Kate Middleton of England went to her cake designer with this book and specifically chose particular flowers to adorn her and Prince William's wedding cake)

Aloe - grief

Apple - temptation

Anenome - forsaken

Baby's breath - everlasting love

Basil - hate

Begonia - caution

Camellia - my destiny is in your hands

Pink - I will never forget you
Red - my heart breaks
White - sweet and lovely
Yellow - disdain
Striped - I cannot be with you

Chamomile - energy in Adversity

Cherry Blossom - impermanence

Chrysanthemum - truth

Cypress - mourning

Daffodil - new beginnings

Dahlia - dignity

Daisy - innocence

Hazel - reconciliation

Heliotrope - devoted Affection

Hyacinth purple - please forgive me

Iris - message

Ivy - fidelity

Lavender - mistrust

Lilac - first emotions of love

Lily - majesty

Lily of the Valley - return of happiness

Marigold - grief

Moss - maternal love

Nasturtium - impetuous love

Orchid - refined beauty

Pansy - think of me

Peppermint - warmth of feeling

Red - love
Pink - grace
White - a heart unacquainted with love
Pale peach - modesty
Purple - enchantment
Orange - fascination
Yellow - infidelity
Thornless - love at first sight

Tulip - declaration of love

Weeping willow - melancholy

I just bought myself a lovely bouquet of pink tulips - it seems I'm declaring love for myself.  Beautiful!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Gardening by the Moon Spring 2015

It's that time of year again - time to start thinking about planting our gardens. Planting according to the cycles of the Moon helps to ensure our flowers are full and gorgeous and our gardens are healthy and abundant.

The energy for growth begins with the New Moon, increases as we go through the Crescent and First Quarter Moon, and then peaks at the Full Moon.   The actual day of the New Moon is still dark - there is no light yet, so its best to wait a couple of days before you start planting.

The basic rule of thumb is - start planting crops, flowers and vegetables that bear fruit above the ground a few days after the New Moon and right up until the Full Moon to get the healthiest vegetables, the biggest and most colourful flowers and the juiciest fruit. The days from the Full Moon to the next New Moon - when the Moon is decreasing in light- is best to plant bulbs or vegetables that bear fruit under the ground.   It's also best to do weeding when the Moon is decreasing in light.

For a little extra growing oomph, try to plant under the most fertile signs of the Moon, which are Taurus and Cancer, and then also the other water signs and earth signs (Virgo not as much).

The planting season typically starts with the New Moon in Taurus, but this year 
we've got two opportunities for planting instead of just one.  Last year was much easier because the New Moon in Taurus fell in early degrees, giving us a very clear and defined planting period.  Typically this is what you want, a New Moon in fertile Taurus, and the two weeks following it are the best time to plant. 

This year is a bit different.  

We have two New Moons book-ending the Taurus planting period, the first of which is in late degrees of Aries.  Aries is typically not super for planting, but the Sun does move into fertile Taurus a few days later. The New Moon in Taurus falls very late this year, on May 17th, and its also at very late degrees.  I think this is nature's way of telling us that the planting period may fall later this year than normal...and judging by the brutal winter on the East Coast this may be so. Still, we will do the best with what we are given.

1) The first opportunity falls after the New Moon on April 18 which is at 28 degrees of Aries, but then the Sun moves into fertile Taurus on the 20th, just 2 days later.  This may be a bit early for some parts of the country, but, if you do want to get planting in April, the best days would be a few days after the April 18th New Moon so the moon has got some energy and light to it - The 23rd is lovely as the Moon is in Cancer that day, as well as the morning of the 24th. The Moon is in Libra on the 30th and May 1st. This isn't the most fertile sign of course since its an Air sign, but it is the sign that rules beauty!  It can be a good time to plant flowers when you want big gorgeous blossoms, or for plants that you want to be extraordinarily beautiful.

You've got right from April 23rd through to May 3rd to plant, when the Moon's light comes to its peak at the Full Moon.  The few days surrounding the Full Moon are okay too,  but once it starts to wane and lose its light, then there's no more energy for the plants to bear juicy fruit or grow big flowers or be hearty and strong.  May 3rd and 4th are fine too as the Moon is still in its Full Moon phase, and in the fertile water sign of Scorpio.

Some astrologers say that the few days just before the Full Moon are the best, since this is when the Moon has its most light, and this is when there is more groundwater available for the plants to use and to grow.   I've done it, and the plants do very well, but I also like to plant on the most fertile days as well when the Moon is in an earth sign or a water sign.  May 3rd and 4th are both good as they surround the Full Moon and are in the fertile water sign of Scorpio.

2) The second opportunity falls right after the New Moon in Taurus on May 17th, at 27 Degrees of Taurus.  As usual, wait a few days for the Moon to gain some light and then start planting on the 20th when the Moon is in fertile Cancer. May 20th and 21st are both great planting days.  The Moon goes into Libra on the 27th an 28th and morning of the 29th, giving you the extraordinarily beautiful blossoms. Weekend gardeners will do well with Sat the 30th and Sun the 31st as the Moon is in fertile Scorpio.  The Full Moon falls in June 2nd, so be sure to stop planting a few days after that date. 

The Void Moon calendar still applies - do not plant when the Moon is Void.  All the  rules for void phases apply to planting since the Moon is the most important planet when it comes to gardening. ( Click HERE for the April Void Moon Calendar).

Here are pics of flowers I planted last spring on my balcony, about a week after the New Moon in Taurus.

They did quite well - more pics of how they blossomed over time.


I'd like to do a post with a  gallery of pictures showcasing the plants and flowers of my readers.  If you'd like to participate, then take a picture of the flowers on the day that you plant them (be sure to include the date) and then take another pic a month or two later when they've come into full bloom. Then send me the before and after pics. I'll post the pics and also the sign that the Moon was in when you planted them and then we can compare and see what the resulting blossoms and plants look like under the different moon phases and moon signs.  Send your pics to

Happy planting!

Friday, 3 April 2015

Animal Spirit Totems

Last year I was going for my usual walk around Stanley Park, when all of a sudden a trio of Sea Otters jumped up from the Seawall and walked across the path right in front of me.  I mean right in front! I was almost tripping on them.  I was so startled it took me a bit to get my phone camera turned on, so I missed the beginning, but I did manage to get some good shots of them frolicking in the brush on the side of the Seawall and as they slid back down to the seawall and back into the sea. They sure are cute little guys.

Those of you who follow astrology already understand that the Universe is speaking to us at all times - there are signs and symbols everywhere guiding us in the right direction. Everything has meaning, although oftentimes we forget that, but when something really unusual and obvious crosses our path (literally) its time to pay attention and see what the Universe is saying to us.  So of course I couldn't wait to get home and figure out what the Sea Otters were saying to me.
I already had a few good ideas just by watching them - the family unit, playing together, co-operation, frolicking, having fun etc.  So, I checked out 'Sea Otter Medicine.'

Sea Otter Medicine - Otters are regarded as master of play by the Native American and Celtic cultures. Observing an individual otter of family of otters shows us that it's possible to view life as a game to be enjoyed. Life is too short to worry too much. Otter helps one find their inner child again, and to feel joyful and happy.

The message hit home, and I took it to heart. I usually check out anything that crosses my path that seems unusual in some way, or actually not even that unusual.

We all have at least one animal spirit that accompanies us for life. We identify with them and they are part of our spiritual identity. Our animal totems help us along our personal path of awareness. We also have animal spirits that come to be with us for shorter periods of time to support us as we move through different lessons along our path.

The animal spirit guide that is with us for life offers us wisdom when we communicate with it. If you feel strongly drawn to a specific animal of any kind (animals, birds insects etc) this may be your spirit animal totem. Your totem animal may contact you in dreams, or you can find out what yours is through meditation.

Then there are animal totems that pop in and out quickly and are simply messengers - just as the Sea Otters were for me.

This webpage is a wonderful resource with great info about all different kinds of creatures as messengers and totems. Check it out if any creatures have been coming into your life lately.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

April 2015 Horoscope

                               April Horoscopes are up!  Click HERE to get yours

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Venus in Taurus March 18th - April 12th

Venus, the goddess of love and beauty and pleasure has recently entered her home sign of Taurus.  She entered this sign on March 18th and will be there until April 12th.

Venus has dominion over all things connected to love and relationships.  And not just love relationships, but how we relate to others in general.  Venus brings harmony and balance to relationships when she's happy, and luckily Venus in Taurus is very, very happy. Venus represents what we like to do and what gives us pleasure. If you want to know what makes someone happy, just check their Venus sign and you'll get a big clue. It's also a really good way to figure out what to give someone as a gift.

When Venus is in her home sign of Taurus, she is very happy there and so she exhibits the best characteristics of herself.  Here she has integrity, is honest about how she feels and she knows what (or whom!) she wants. When Venus is in a sign where she is in her detriment, she can exhibit the darker sides of herself. For example, she's in her fall in the sign of Scorpio, where its easier for jealous or controlling or manipulative tendencies to erupt.  In Taurus she just trusts.

Yes, she does have a double rulership as she presides over both Libra and Taurus, which is why she is said to rule over both love and money.  Love is mostly the Libra side, and money is mostly the Taurus side.

Taurus is a very sensual sign, so Venus here makes us more attuned to our senses. We become more touchy feely, and we're more inclined to splurge more for things like Egyptian cotton sheets because we like how things feel against our skin. We're more attuned to taste as well, and we can appreciate really good food and good wine more than ever. Only the best will do!  Yes, Venus in Taurus finds pleasure and gratification through the senses, and includes sensuality, sex and food. We may appreciate getting a massage now more than ever, or it can be a great way to seduce someone we love (or want to love!).

Venus in Taurus is a fantastic time to go shopping for clothes, shoes, items of beauty, makeup or anything we use to adorn ourselves or our environment. Those expensive shoes or boots calling your name?  Venus in Taurus is the best time of the whole year to invest in fabulous and gorgeous things for yourself.  It's also a good time to invest in anything that we want to increase in value.  It's a fabulous time to open a bank account or an investment account because of course we want them to increase in value. This includes investments of all kinds, such as gemstones, or artwork.  It's a fantastic time to buy big ticket items as well, especially things like furniture, carpeting, or home decor.  (If you do invest in a big ticket item, just be sure the Moon isn't void when you do it. Refer to my post on Void moons here )

It's also a great time to try a new hairdresser or to get a new hairstyle.  (Whenever I get my hair done, I always check the chart of my hairdresser to make sure she has good aspects to my Venus. The one I have now does, which is why I've been with her for 15 years!)

Relationships that begin during this time tend to build in a slow and steady way...sort of a slow burn instead of something fast and furious, which means it will likely last longer as well. It will likely be passionate in a slow and sensual  kind of way. Lusty Mars enters Taurus on April 1st, so this goes double at that point with both Venus and Mars in Taurus. It's also a fantastic time to enter into any kind of financial partnership or agreement, as its likely to benefit both parties.

In general, if you've been wanting to buy something big but weren't sure when to punch down the plastic, these few weeks are the best time of the whole year to do it, especially if it relates to clothing, furnishings, food, wine, things that adorn you or your environment, or things that you hope will increase in value, or just things that you want to love for a long time to come.

April Void Moon Calendar

For those of you who want to know more about what Void Moon phases are and how they work, click HERE

All times in PDT

Apr 2  2:01 am - Apr 3  0:07 am

Apr 4  5:05 am -  Apr 5  12:04 pm

Apr 7  1:42 pm - 10:08 pm

Apr 9  10:42 am - Apr 10  5:47 am

Apr 12  1:15 am - 10:44 am

Apr 14  12:45 pm - 1:12 pm

Apr  15  7:09 am - Apr 16  2:00 pm

Apr 18  11:57 am - 2:31 pm

Apr 19  1:39 pm - Apr 20  4:28 pm

Apr 21  2:43 pm - Apr 22  9:25 pm

Apr 24  10:04 am - Apr 25  6:13 am

Apr 27  7:12 am - 6:07 pm

Apr 30  5:23 am - 7:03 am

Friday, 20 March 2015

Solar Eclipse SuperMoon timelapse videos

The Mar 20, 2015 Total Solar Eclipse and Supermoon completely obliterated the sun in northern Europe.  Here are 2 videos taken from the Faroe Islands, north of Scotland, where the Sun was completely covered by the Moon, and complete darkness descended over the city.

I've never experienced this myself, but can only imagine how eerie it must be for everything to go quiet, and complete darkness to descend in the middle of the day.   This is a rare celestial moment to be sure.  It's magical!  And magic can happen in our lives at these times.

The first video gets good at about 1 minute in. The second one is very cool as it shows just the city and the people watching as the sky darkens.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

March 20th Supermoon Eclipse

The Total Solar Eclipse on March 20th also happens to be a Super Moon and happens to be within a couple of hours of the Vernal Equinox. Three big deals....all wrapped up in one nice little event package. A supermoon, a equinox and an eclipse all happening at the exact same time. 

Super Moon is a phrase coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, and it refers to times when the Moon makes its closest approach to the Earth.  With the Moon being so close we feel its effects more intensely, so typically there's more seismic activity and extreme weather patterns, but human emotions and behaviours are also greatly affected. We humans are just really big bags of water, so we feel way more emotional and sensitive under the pull of a Super Moon.

A Solar Eclipse is a New Moon - a highly charged and powerful New Moon, thereby giving us an opportunity to manifest new things in our lives. Eclipses by nature are a time of endings and beginnings.  Usually both, as one needs to have an ending before they can have a shiny new beginning.  This is especially true now since the eclipse is at 29 degrees of Pisces...the last degree of the sign. There is something we need to finalize, or let go of before we can burst through. When you look back at all the major things that happened in your life, you'll likely see that there was an Eclipse at that time (within a few weeks usually). Eclipses mark the major turning points of life. .

Pisces energy is watery, intuitive, connected, spiritual, compassionate, and loving.  Pisces IS love. All these qualities are emphasized now.

A perfect example is 'The Dancing Man'.  Have you seen this on the internet? Someone took pictures of a large man dancing, laughed at him and then posted these pictures on the internet and body shamed him. An amazing woman saw this, and started a whole movement to find the 'dancing man' and throw a world wide dance party for him. Celebrities have joined in, someone donated a huge stadium, and now its a world wide movement. Compassion and love win out! Dancing and the feet are ruled by Neptune and Pisces by the way.  Here's the story - Dancing Man story

We can use Eclipse energies to our benefit.  I had an astrologer boyfriend back in the day, and he would always go back and visit his folks at the other end of the country at Eclipse time.  He had a rough childhood, and he liked using the intense Eclipse energies to make breakthroughs with his parents and to really get to the heart of the matter and to talk to them.  No bullshit...just truth. It worked for him.  I thought he was quite brave, as it was an ingenious way to use the energy.

Typically, the rule of thumb for an eclipse is to not react for 3 days before or 3 days after an eclipse.  This is because the energy is SO intense that often times people over react.  They may say or do things they regret and want to take back later.  Still, I would be suspect if someone wanted to break up with me and then took it back once the intense eclipse energy subsided.  IMO, what someone says or does at this time is indicative of their true feelings. I'd pay attention,and then use your intuition, which of course will be heightened because the eclipse is in Pisces, the sign that rules intuition and inner knowingness.

Because we are also dealing with the very last Uranus Pluto square, there is transformative energy attached to this eclipse. You're breaking through the walls of the cocoon and transforming yourself into a butterfly. Think of the Dancing Man. What an amazing outpouring of love for him - this will transform his life. It will always help to change public perception as well. Nothing heals like love.

So, how can you benefit from this Eclipse?  Pay attention - there are signs everywhere pointing you in the right direction. The Universe is giving you some great cosmic advice at these times. You can also use this energy in a conscious way to break through barriers with someone. People that show up during this time are there for a reason, they could be your cosmic messengers! Your intuition is greatly accentuated.....doubly so because the eclipse is in the intuitive sign of Pisces and the Supermoon accentuates it  - rely on it. So, this would be a good time to do some conscious work around what you want to let go of and what you want to manifest. Get really clear about it - write it down and visualize it.  This is true for all New Moons, but Solar Eclipse times can be life-changing for many people. And of course, giving and receiving love is what its really all about.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Bachelor Chris Soules - who is Chris' best pick astrologically?

Everyone seems to like Bachelor Chris Soules, and why wouldn't they.  He's charming, gallant, humble, good looking and he works with his hands!  He also happens to be a Scorpio, so there's a deep wellspring of passion and intensity hiding behind those baby grey-blues.

Chris was born Nov 6, 1981.  He's a Scorpio Sun, with the Moon probably in early Pisces.  That makes him a double water.

Let's go straight to his love planets to see what he's looking for and who he's compatible with.  He has Venus in the earth sign of Capricorn.  In a man's chart, Venus shows the kind of woman he considers ideal.  Here in Capricorn, he's attracted to a woman who is likely to be more conservative in her outlook and/or appearance, more reserved in demeanor and definitely self possessed. He's certainly not into someone who's going to throw themselves at him - at least not in a long term serious kind of way.  He's going for someone who has class. Possibly even someone who can be a leader in her own right and who has strength and/or ambition.  He probably likes someone who doesn't dress in a super flashy or ostentatious kind of way, but in a more subtle yet still sexy way.

He also has sex planet Mars in Virgo.  So, his love and sex planets are both in earth signs - this makes him a very touchy feely kind of person, which he even said himself at one point.  He also wants a woman who is going to be touchy and feely as well.  Mars in Virgo means he is quite discriminating about whom he's going to pick.  Let's say he has high standards.

At the same time, he's still a Scorpio Sun which is VERY passionate and lusty and intense.  I think this may be why he's kissing everyone he can get his hands on.  I remember Bachelor Sean was a Scorpio, and he was quite the kissing bandit as well.

His Moon is in Pisces (probably) making him a true sweetheart.  If Venus is what he wants, his Moon is what he needs.  Often men pick women who satisfy their Venus but neglect their Moon.  Here his Moon wants someone sweet and gentle and kind and likely to be in a helping or healing profession in some way.

Chris also has 5 planets in Libra!  Libra is the sign of partnership, romance and love.  This makes Chris a born romantic - he wants a relationship and he likely does better when he's in one.  He's probably the kind of guy who falls hard and falls fast when you factor in his Scorpio planets and romantic Pisces Moon - he plays for keeps.

Put that all together and we get a picture of the type of woman he would be drawn to - someone who is sweet and kind, has confidence, is more on the conservative side, is caring, is romantic and cuddly, and is sexy in an understated kind of way.

We're looking at the compatibility between Venus and Mars mostly, as well as Sun and Moon to get the basics of attraction.

According to Reality Steve, Chris Soules is engaged to Whitney!

Her birthdate is June 24, 1985, so she is a Cancer Sun.

Comparing their two charts, they actually have a TON of chemistry together.   First of all, her Neptune is right smack on top of his love planet Venus.   This is very, VERY romantic! You feel like you've met your one true love under the influence of the planets Venus and Neptune.  It's very idyllic, loving and romantic.  It also means they may inspire each other creatively and imaginatively.  It's what they call a 'rose coloured glasses'  kind of aspect, where you only see the positive aspects of your beloved, and the negative seem to just fade away.  In some cases one person can put the other on a pedestal, but it depends on the other aspects in the chart as well.  In general, its super romantic and loving.

In turn, his Neptune squares her Moon, so we have doubly whammy romance aspects here.

Her Sun in Cancer is opposing his Venus in Capricorn.  So she's triggering his Venus, which is always a good thing.  It's an opposition, so there's compromise involved, but its still a romance aspect.

Her Venus is conjunct his Chiron - according to the Magi astrologers, this is the number one aspect to have for a happy marriage.  And they have it!  Chiron is the 'wounded healer' and represents that part of us that carries wounds from our past, and when someone's Venus comes along to conjunct it, we receive healing from that person.  She's like a soothing balm to him.

Whitney's Venus is also in an earth sign - the sign of Taurus.  This goes along fabulously with Chris's Venus in Capricorn and Mars in Virgo.  It's a nice little Grand Trine being set up there.  Amazing sexual compatibility here.

Her Mars is in Cancer, which opposes his Venus in Capricorn, making for intense attraction for sure, but perhaps with a little more friction involved.  Still, its got strong sexual energy for them there.

Whitney's South Node is right on Chris' Sun.  This is a super strong draw from Chris to Whitney. It could be that they knew each other in a past life and are here together again to complete some process/lesson.

His Moon in Pisces opposes her Moon in Virgo.  (She's a nurse, which is perfect for a Virgo Moon).  Moon opposing Moon may require some compromise, but its still quite positive when it comes to compatibility.

As for longevity, you need some sort of Saturn aspect to cement things, and yes, her Saturn is conjunct his Sun.  This can be positive in terms of stability, but there is also the risk that the Sun person can feel like the Saturn person is too critical or demanding sometimes. It's like the Sun person can feel 'under the thumb' of the Saturn person.

The other major downside aspect is her Saturn opposing his Chiron - this could be a deal breaker.

One needs to look for hard exciting Uranus aspects to show sudden attractions as well as sudden break ups. These are the typical aspects you see between Bachelor contestants, since its all done in such a fast and furious way that the lead typically goes with the lust and excitement factor he feels with someone. There really isn't time for much else.  Yes, they do have one or two of those too. His Uranus squares her Mars.  This is very sexy and exciting, but does not have a long shelf life.  It can also mean sudden bursts of temper as well, or heated arguments between them, or someone feels their independence is being squelched.  But it's sexy as hell on the flip side. I suppose it all depends on how you channel the energy.

So, overall, they have some pretty strong dynamic astrological aspects going on between them, and there is some good stuff in there.   I don't know if its the kind that will last for a long time, but if it is indeed Whitney that he chose, then I can certainly see why!

The runner up is apparently Becca, according to Reality Steve

Becca is my favourite, and she is also a Scorpio like Chris.  Her birthdate is Oct 30, 1988.

Well looky here, Becca also has her Neptune on Chris' Venus!!  Same as Whitney.  Whitney's aspect is much tighter in orb though, so more intense, but still, they do still have this aspect of romance!

Becca has her Moon in Cancer, so she too is double water, just like Chris, and gives her a nurturing quality.  Her moon is in harmony with his Pisces Moon and his Scorpio Sun, so very compatible there.  He feels very comfortable with her. Having compatible Moons is very important when it comes to living with someone, as Moon rules domestic habits.  If two people's moons are square, it would be a challenge to live together.  But here, they do have that compatibility if they were ever to co-habitate. Very easy chemistry between them here.

Becca's Venus and Mars placements are slightly less compatible than Whitney's however.  Becca does have her Mars in Pisces, which goes with his Venus, but her Mars opposes his by sign, which can be rather combative and argumentative, although it can also be very sexy at the beginning.  It could cause friction after a while though.  Becca's Venus is in  the air sign of Libra, which triggers Chris' Libra planets, - more compatibility.  But, her Venus squares his Venus, which is probably more important in terms of love, and it doesn't aspect his Mars at all.  Not the greatest there. Venus also represents what we 'like' to do, or what gives us pleasure, and if they are in square and in incompatible elements, like they are here, then the two people would have a hard time finding things that they like to do together.  They would have different tastes and desires.  I know that Becca said she's a virgin, so not sure how this fact played into Chris' decision.  Chris does have Venus in Cap and Mars in Virgo, so he actually probably respects this about her, but let's not forget he's a Scorpio Sun is a big deal to him.

They both have communication planet Mercury in Libra, which makes for easy and flowing conversation - they're on the same wavelength.

Overall, I'd say Whitney has much better compatibility with Chris that Becca does, but I can see why she made the top two.  There is still some good chemistry between them.

However, Becca is gorgeous!  Now that I've watched them together, I think he would've picked Becca as his final one if she was more sure about him and more sure about their relationship.  I think Whitney is his second choice, even though her compatibility with him is better.  On a reality show like this it isn't really about compatibility so much as it is about lust and attraction - there just isn't a lot of time for much else.

Plus, we don't know what time Becca or Whitney was born, so we don't know their rising sign.  The Rising Sign has a lot to do with compatibility as well, so for all we know Becca could be a Libra rising or something, which would make her very, very compatible with Chris.  All we have to go on is the planets.

Jade -  according to Reality Steve, she was in the final four

Jade was born Dec 19, 1986, so she is a Sagittarius Sun.  Actually, she's a super Sagittarius as she has 4 planets in that sign.  Very fiery girl, and a very free spirit.  She doesn't come across like that though, does she.  She seems quite sweet and laid back, so her rising sign must be in a different element.

Still, Jade has a Venus Pluto conjunction in Scorpio, which makes her quite an intense and lusty person, especially when it comes to love and sex.  This is one dynamic combo, that's for sure, and it happens to fall right on top of Chris' Sun!  Wow!!! These guys have chemistry for sure.  In fact, her Venus is almost exactly conjunct his Sun...very good for love and romance.

And, her Neptune falls on Chris' Venus, just like Whitney's does and Becca's does.  The romance aspect!  Truth be told, most people born within those couple of years will have Neptune in that position, but the closer it is in aspect, the more intense it will be.  Whitney's is the closest.

Jade has Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Pisces, so her Mars opposes Chris' Mars, which is a combative aspect.  But, her Mars and Jupiter in Pisces trines his Sun, making him feel good about himself and good about their relationship.  She helps to open him up.  Her Venus sextiles his Mars, which is great as well.  Not super dynamic, but its compatible.

Jade has Moon in Leo...she needs to be seen, appreciated and to be the star in some way in her life.  Her Moon does not jive with his chart at all.  It even squares his Scorpio planets. That could be a big deal breaker right there, despite the other good chemistry aspects.

So, I can see why Jade did not make the top two.  They have great chemistry that's for sure, but it wouldn't be a long lasting relationship.

I can't find Britt's birthdate, so can't do her compatibility with Chris' chart.

All in all, I'd say Whitney and Chris have the best compatibility, with Becca a very close second.  BUT, I still think he's more attracted to Becca.

I guess we'll have to wait and see if he really does pick Whitney!

Update - March 10th.  So, he did pick her!  The big controversy now is the two Bachelorette candidates - Britt and Kaitlyn.  I can't find their birthdates, so cannot do a synopsis of which one of those two will end up getting it. It sounds like the 25 guys will be choosing. If anyone can find their birthdates, please let me know in the comments section.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Famous Pisces Risings

Your rising sign is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon at the moment that you took your first breath.  It's also called the Ascendant of your natal chart.

Rising signs have a lot to do with what we look like, how we present ourselves, and describes the social mask we wear.  It's what people see when they first meet you - the first impression.  If you have your Sun or Moon in a harmonious aspect with your Ascendant, then others can easily see the real you.  If not, then it may take a while to get past the rising sign to see the other parts of your personality underneath.

So what does a Pisces rising look like?  I can usually tell by their eyes.  They have the most beautiful huge eyes - big limpid pools that you can just sort of lose yourself in. In general the face itself is rather soft, as Pisces itself is a very soft, watery and sensitive sign.

The Pisces rising person would likely present themselves in a softer way as well - probably wouldn't be in an 'in your face' kind of person.  They tend to be quite compassionate, caring and very sensitive. Pisces also likes to champion the underdog, and you may see these people getting involved in or spearheading altruistic causes that they really believe in.

Pisces energy is introvert energy, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are always going to be introverts.  There could be planets in the first house close to the Ascendant that could mitigate that, or aspects to the Asc as well.

 Neptune, one of the co-rulers of Pisces, is also known as the planet of 'glamour'.  Glamour has a few connotations here, but the actual definition of glamour is:

 "the quality of fascinating, alluring or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks.  Magic or enchantment ; spell; witchery."

And its true, these people are naturally captivating, charming and alluring. Needless to say, these people are HIGHLY photogenic. Lots of models and actors are Pisces rising.

Here are a few famous Pisces rising people"

Antonio Banderas - he's got the look!  He's a Pisces rising, but he also has a lot of fire in his chart, like his Sun in Leo and his Moon in Aries.  This creates an almost irresistible combination of soft allure and dynamic sexiness.

George Clooney - George also has Neptune trining his Pisces Ascendant, giving him a double dose of Neptunian glamour and allure. He certainly does have the old time movie star thing going on, and in some pictures of him in a tux he looks like Clarke Gable. Plus, like Antonio, he has fire in his chart to give him that extra sexual charisma with his Venus in Aries and his Mars in Leo.

Ryan Gosling - 19 Pisces Rising.  He is a Scorpio Sun, which makes him so good in those intense and dramatic kinds of roles.  He's definitely got edge. Scorpio Suns usually have intense eyes, and since his Scorpio Sun also trines his Pisces Asc, you can see both the intensity and the softness all at the same time. He certainly comes across as an introvert.

Gwyneth Paltrow - she's very glamorous indeed and extremely photogenic.  She oftentimes channels that old time movie star thing as well.  In this pic below she looks very ethereal and beautiful. She's also said to be an introvert.

Robert Redford - one of the best looking men ever

Jimmy Fallon - I see his Virgo Sun in him quite a bit, and he doesn't have the usual big Pisces rising eyes.  You could tell more when he was younger.

Paul McCartney - 

Johnny Cash - he definitely has that soulful eye thing going on

Cindy Crawford - she's not a Pisces rising, but she has no much Pisces in her that I couldn't resist.  She has the Sun and Moon in Pisces as well as 3 other planets plus the MC all in Pisces, making her very Piscean indeed.  She is a Cancer rising, which is another water sign, and so all her Pisces planets trine her Asc, as well as Neptune trining her Asc, lending a 'Piscean' influence to her rising sign.  This is likely why she's one of the most photogenic and successful models in history.

Friday, 9 January 2015

How to find your Personal Year Number for 2015

The 2015 Year Number

To get what the energy of 2015 is going to be all about, you simply add the numbers together to get a total.   2 + 0 + 1 + 5 = 8.

2015 is an 8 number, which is a number of prosperity, abundance and of manifestation.  It also vibrates with the energy of personal power, autonomy, professional and business success. This is a power year, when you can make big moves and achieve recognition for what you do.  It does highlight career, but that's not the only way one can be successful or prosperous of course.  It's really about claiming power and moving forward in whatever area is important to you.

This year, with the 8 vibration, more people are going to come into alignment with their passion and their purpose and will be able to more successfully manifest success and prosperity.

Astrologically speaking, each number corresponds to a planet.  The number 8 corresponds to Saturn - the planet of manifestation and achievement. The signs ruled by Saturn - Aquarius and Capricorn -will feel right at home in this 8 year.

This 8 year of abundance and success is the general number for the year for everyone, but each person will also have their own Personal Number for the year 2015, and this will be calculated by their birthdate. 

Your Personal Year Number

It's easy to find your Personal Year Number.  You take the day and the month you were born, and add it to the number of the current year - in this case its 8.   So, for example if you were born on June 9th,

   6  (birth month)
+ 9  (birth day)
+ 8  (current year)
 = 23

You would reduce that 23 to a single digit, so 2 + 3 = 5.
This person is in a 5 Personal Year.

Another example:  If you were born on November 27, you would take 11 (the 11th month), and add it to 27, and then add that to the year number of 8.

   11  (birth month)
+ 27 (birth day)
+ 8   (current year)
= 46  

Then reduce it to a single digit, so 4 + 6 = 10.  Then reduce it again 1 + 0 = 1.
This person is in a 1 Personal Year.

If you get the number 11 or 22, these are considered to be Master Numbers, and these years are considered special.

Personal Year 1 -  the year of new beginnings!  This is the start of a whole new cycle, and you'll be laying the groundwork for the next 9 years ahead. It's an excellent time to get involved in a new love relationship, or to experience a renewal of your current one.  Some may take a second honeymoon. It's a year of major changes, job improvements and independence. Travel can provide a way to enjoy life in a new way.

Personal Year 2 - the year of companionship, harmony and teamwork.  The number 2 relates to the Moon, and so is a year of more patience, tact, cooperation and understanding.  It's a more gentle and artistic year. The Moon is also changeable, so there may be a change of residence under this yearly number, or even a change in your workplace. This is the year when people tend to form relationships of all kinds, including friendships and love relationships. They don't want to go it alone. You're going to feel more nurturing and emotional under this influence.  There may be trips across the water.

Personal Year 3 - the year of communications, expansion, mental energy and short journeys. You're busy this year, and you may be doing more writing or talking, or using more of your creative skills.  This is the year for having more fun in your love relationships - for flirting and for socializing.  You could become quite the social butterfly, or at least lean more that way than usual.  This isn't really the year to make serious commitments in your love life. Trips tend to be on the shorter side, or you may take a lot of road trips or weekend getaways.

Personal Year 4 - the year of security and of laying down foundations.  This is another Saturn year, so getting ahead professionally is important to you, except this is a more of a 'roll up your sleeves and get to work' kind of year. You're laying the groundwork for your future and getting organized. You're likely taking on extra responsibilities this year, whether at work or with aging parents or perhaps signing a mortgage etc.. Love relationships may begin with someone older or with someone who has authority or power. Travel tends to be more work related.

Personal Year 5 - the year of change, travel and expansion. You're looking for more freedom and fun this year.  It's actually an amazing year for love and romance and you'll likely have plenty of opportunity that way if you're single and looking. If you're already involved you're going to want to do more travel with your partner or experience new things together.  In some cases people will break up under this influence if things aren't going well. It's a great cycle for making changes in your job and for pursuing your ideas.

Personal Year 6 - a year focused on love, family and domestic happenings. This is a Venus year, so is concerned with developing or keeping harmony within the home and within your personal relationships.  This is one of the best cycles for marriage and commitment, as well as for pregnancy, birth, buying a home or anything that denotes settling down. It's also a very social year, and a year for beautifying your environment. Advancement comes through social contacts.

Personal Year 7 - a more spiritual year, focused on inner growth and personal well-being. You may want more quiet or private time this year, or at least more time to yourself.  It's a good time to identify and eliminate any self defeating behaviours.  This cycle isn't really about relationships per say, but more about figuring out how you feel about relationships - which again requires more time for introspection. This is the year to take care of body, mind and spirit.

Personal Year 8 - as stated above, this is a year for achievement, power, abundance, prosperity and for manifesting.  You could make big moves this year and achieve recognition for what you do.  It's a powerful year professionally, but also in whatever area you choose to focus on.  As a Saturn year, this could be a 'reap what you sow' kind of year as well. A debt or obligation from the past that was never dealt with could reappear, or people from that past could get in touch. Love relationships tend to either move forward with commitment, or end because you don't see a future with someone.  This is not a 'coasting' kind of year.

Personal Year 9 - the last year in the cycle, this is the year for completions and endings. This could be very positive completions, in that you finally fulfill that long awaited dream or goal.  In some cases you may finally let go of a person, habit, circumstance or thing that is no longer needed in your life.  Because this is a highly spiritual number, you may be attracted to people who have qualities you admire in a spiritual or higher sense. You may decide to pursue your career in a new way, such as teaching it instead of practicing it.

Personal Year 11 - this year still has the vibration of the 2 (1 +1), but its special because its a master number.  There is a deeper spiritual awareness with this yearly number, and you may have your own special 'ah ha' moment this year. You're more compassionate, more idealistic, more altruistic and more of a humanitarian.  There is also an element of recognition with this number as well so you may become known for your good works. In love relationships you feel attracted to those who also embody those same traits of compassion etc.

Personal Year 22 -  this year still has the vibration of the 4 (2 +2), but its special because its a master number.  This is an extraordinary year when you may do extraordinary things. It's more of a detached year when you are focused on humanity as a whole as opposed to one on one love relationships, unless you find someone who shares these same goals.  You have lofty goals and plans, probably involving helping others, and you can achieve these goals and plans. There will be major accomplishments this year,

Your Personal Month Number

Yes, you can also find your own Personal Month number, and even your Personal Day number!  To find your Personal Month number, start with your Personal Year Number, and then add a number for each month starting with January until you reach the month you want to know about.

For example, lets say its your Personal Year number of 3.   And this is January, the first month, so you add a 1 to the 3, and you get 4.  So January is a 4 month for this person.   And then Feb will be a 5 month, and March will be a 6 month, and so on.

Another example.  Let's say your Personal Year number is an 8.   And you want to know what April will bring.  So, start with the 8 and then add one number for each month.  January will be a 9 month, Feb will be a 1 month (because we start at 1 again after 9), March will be a 2 month, and then April will be a 3 month.

You can apply the same meanings for the Personal month numbers as for the Personal year number - just realize that the influence is a bit weaker because its only 4 weeks instead of a year.

If you really want to go deep, you can get your Personal Day number too.  Just take your personal month number....say its a 3, and then add the day to it.  So, if January is your personal month of 3, and today is the 9th, then add 3 + 9, = 12. Reduce again to 3.  This is your 3 day, and you can expect a 3 vibration to the day with 3 happenings and events.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Your 2015 Yearly Horoscope

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