So I’m on a mission to find the American Girl’s ascendant signs. Of course, the American Girls are characters, and it’s not going to be completely easy to guess a fictional character’s ascendant sign. But I just thought it would be fun, especially because I’m an American Girl fan.
All I know is that finding Ascendants require skill. I’m trying to find it by connecting the puzzle pieces of what we do know about the American Girls.
First I wanted to start with my favorite American Girl, Kit.
Kit is introduced as a Clever, Resourceful girl growing up during the Great Depression. Sometimes, inquisitive is added to this description. She is also described as a bright light in the dark days of the Great Depression.
Kit Kittredge Picture
*She was named after her mother and her aunt Millie. However, she goes by her nickname Kit. Her name came from a World War I song “Pack Up Your Troubles”. Her full name is Margaret Mildred.
*Kit refers to herself as not being flouncy. She is very much a tomboy who doesn’t like pink or ruffles and she cares little for baking, dusting, dresses, and dance class, though she has an affinity for square dancing.
*She enjoys baseball, and her favorite player is Ernie Lombardi, the catcher for the Cinncinati Reds.
*She likes when boys are around because she believes they are always up to something.
*She is interested in everything.
*She fancies herself a reporter and factual writer.
*Her favorite place is the newsroom of the Cinncinati Register.
*She loves to read and her favorite story is Robin Hood, a story her brother gave her.
*She hates changes, even though sometimes she wishes for them to happen.
*She doesn’t like feeling dependent on charity from others, or being a “moocher”, which spurs her fascination with the spunky, independent Amelia Earhart.
*She has strong pride, but sometimes she swallows it and tackles her problems with thrift and cleverness.
*She loves country life and the great outdoors.
*Often she is embarrassed easily, especially when the hardships of her life are revealed to others.
*She loves adventures.
*She often feels stuck with endless chores, and she doesn’t enjoy them.
*She is funny, charming, often winning the love and support of others.
*She doesn’t like to see people suffer, and usually wants to bring attention to causes she believes in.
*She is practical, and describes herself as spunky and straightforward.
*She often doesn’t hold her tongue and ends up saying mean things without meaning to.
*She loves her father, and feels he’s the best man in the world.
*She is described as resourceful, clever, and inquisitive. She is always full of clever ideas.
*She has a way of brightening things up.
*Kit doesn’t like pitying herself, and very seldom cries.
*She prides herself on being brave.
*Kit could be ornery.
*She lives in an upscale neighborhood, in a four-story home in the city of Cinncinati, Ohio.
*She has light skin, short blonde hair, and dark blue eyes. She has over one hundred freckles.
He’s a business man facing the hardships of the Great Depression.
Jack used to run a car dealership, but with the Depression he has since lost his job. This is partially because he did not fire any of his employees and used his own savings to pay their salaries until the dealership was closed. However, in Danger at the Zoo, Mr. Kittredge finds a summer job +at the local airport. In Changes for Kit, he worked under one of President Roosevelt’s programs, called the Civil Works Administration.
Jack was raised by Aunt Millie and her husband Uncle Birch after his parents died when he was young. They were the only family that Jack knew; this implies his parents died when he was very young. In college he was a baseball star. It was also established in Meet Kit that he fought in World War I, as he once learned the song Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag while in service, which became the basis for his daughter’s nickname.
He really doesn’t like when his family worries, and he tried hard to hide the heaviness of their family situation so his family wouldn’t worry.
Kit’s mother who takes care of her family and their home with strength and determination. Kit’s mother is clever just as Kit is and brainstormed the whole idea to take in boarders into the Kittredge’s home. Kit’s mother doesn’t seem to have parents as it is mentioned that Uncle Hendrick is her only surviving relative and has been implied that her mother isn’t alive. This would give a strong connection to Jack Kittredge, her husband.
Uncle Hendrick, being her only surviving relative, often calls upon Kit’s mother for “care”.
Her full name is Margaret Rose. Kit’s mother decorated Kit’s room pink, as she felt it would be a girl’s dream room, suggesting that she is a little more “flouncy” than her daughter.
Kit’s mother likes everything “just so”, especially when she hosts her garden club at her home. Mother never scolded Kit before the Depression began to affect their household.
Kit’s mother is very concerned about her status, and has a lot of pride like Kit does. This was especially evident when Aunt Millie came to stay, bringing her “country ways” to the Kittredge’s home. Kit’s mother felt that Aunt Millie was taking over her home. She also thinks that it is a countrified thing to call Aunt Millie that way and prefers Miss Mildred.
Uncle Hendrick is wealthy, so it is also implied that Margaret grew up in a wealthy household.
When Charlie is first introduced in Meet Kit, he is sixteen years old (in those days it wasn’t uncommon to graduate at 16 years of age). He was preparing to go to college, but is unable to because of the financial hardships of the family due to the Depression.
Charlie is described as affectionate and supportive. He attended one of the camps designed by FDR called the CCC camp for the summer. He calls Kit “squirt”. He gave Kit the book Robin Hood.
Mother’s wealthy and disapproving uncle. Uncle Hendrick disapproves of the way the Kittredges handle money, being especially critical of Jack Kittredge.
Kit describes Uncle Hendrick as a “sourpuss” and Kit and Ruthie claim him to be the ogre of Cincinnati.
Uncle Hendrick always greets Kit with sharp brainteasers.
Uncle Hendrick is a miser and skinflint, who doesn’t believe in giving money away, but rather earning it.
Even though kit finds Uncle Hendrick to be “crabby, cranky, and cantankerous”, she will admit that Uncle Hendrick taught her how to properly write to the newspaper through all of the letters he had Kit write when his arm was broken. Kit also admires the way Uncle Hendrick puts words together. His articles always make it in the newspapers.
Uncle Hendrick isn’t quite as compassionate to those who have lost their jobs and homes, as he is against the Covington hospital being turned into a homeless shelter. Uncle Hendrick also is against FDR, who he calls “that man in the white house”. He feels that FDR is milking taxpayers’ money to fund his programs.
He has a dog named Inky who is just as cranky.
Aunt Millie is no blood relative to any of the Kittredges; in fact, Margaret Kittredge finds it very countrified to call her “aunt” at all and calls her Miss Mildred. She raised Kit’s father, Jack Kittredge, after his parents died when he was young. She was married to a man named Birch who has since passed on, and they were the only family that Jack knew.
Aunt Millie is very energetic and lively. She is known for being forward and frank and has very clever ways to save money. Aunt Millie is very practical and can be strict, but loves Kit and all her friends very much. Kit points out that Aunt Millie is good at bringing the best out of people. Kit notes that she was the only person who has praised her for her appearance or called her pretty. She is highly educated and was the teacher in Mountain Hollow from the time her husband died until the school closed; she quotes Shakespeare quite often.
Kit gets her middle name from her.
Ruthie is Kit’s best friend; it is unknown when the two girls met but it was sometime before the events in Meet Kit. She loves princesses and movie stars; she is depicted as an avid reader of fairy tales (including the Color Fairy Books and Grimm’s Fairy Tales). She also helps write pieces for Kit’s homemade newspaper, the Hard Times News; she mostly talks as Kit types.
Unlike Kit, Ruthie’s family is not financially affected by the Depression (her father works at a bank); this allows Ruthie to continue paid hobbies such as dance, tennis, take vacations, go to the movies, and horseback riding lessons. The Smithens have many times offered help to the Kittredges but mostly in ways that don’t hurt their pride. Ruthie has an idealized worldview; due to this, she sometimes hurts and offends Kit by trying to help in not-so-tactful ways. Ruthie shows that she is fascinated with Kit’s house, and how exciting it is due to how quiet her house is. She really is curious about the boarders and thinks that the boarders are interesting. She was even at one point in the story jealous of Kit as she looked at Kit’s new life as being busy, interesting, and exciting. Ruthie noticed that people relied on Kit more and Kit seemed more grown-up, which was conclusive in Kit’s Surprise.
Despite their major differences Ruthie is a loyal and courageous friend who will go to great lengths to help Kit. She is considered loyal, understanding, and generous.
American Girl characterizes her as “compassionate” and “romantic.”
Stirling Howard first appears in Meet Kit when he moves into Kit’s house with his mother. He is originally perceived as a timid child who is constantly sheltered under his mother’s wing due to his extreme allergies. However, Kit and Ruthie soon discover that he has many similar interests and he becomes more independent from his mother as the series goes on.
Stirling is an excellent artist and frequently adds drawings to Kit’s homemade newspapers. Stirling is also a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Schnozz like Kit is. He is described as being short, but having a low husky voice. He is also described as hiding surprising strength.
Meet Kit-Kit Kittredge is a nine-year-old girl with a nose for news. But since most of the news is about the hard times of the Depression, Kit writes her own newspaper stories. She reports on the happenings at home—like the day Mother invites fussy Mrs. Howard and her son to stay with them. Kit is excited to have a boy her own age to play with, but Stirling causes Kit nothing but trouble. Then, when Dad loses his business because of the Depression, Mother gets a brainstorm that turns the Kittredge household upside down.
Kit Learns a Lesson-Kit hopes Dad will find a new job soon! Then things in the Kittredge household can go back to the way they were before Dad lost his business in the Depression. Kit won’t have to get up early every morning before school to do chores for the bothersome boarders, the people who pay to live in the Kittredges’ house. And she will have more time to write her newspapers. But when Kit helps deliver her class’s Thanksgiving food basket to a soup kitchen, she learns a surprising lesson about being thankful.
Kit’s Surprise-Kit overhears terrible news just before Christmas—her family may lose their house. Even with the rent from the boarders, the Kittredges don’t have enough money to pay the bank. Then Kit ends up in a fight with her best friend, Ruthie. On top of it all, Kit has to spend her free time caring for grouchy Uncle Hendrick and his dreadful dog, Inky. She wonders how much worse this Christmas can get! But when Kit finds hope in an unexpected place, she plans a surprise to light up the Kittredges’ Christmas.
Happy Birthday, Kit- Kit knows that with all the boarding house chores, there’s no time to plan a party for her tenth birthday. Besides, there’s no money either, since Dad still doesn’t have a job. Kit knows she shouldn’t even be thinking about a party, but it’s hard not to hope. Then, when Aunt Millie shows up unexpectedly at the Kittredges’ front door, Kit finds new reason to hope. Aunt Millie is full of good ideas, and Kit loves having her there—until, that is, one of Aunt Millie’s ideas doesn’t sound so good to Kit.
Kit Saves the Day-Kit is ready for an adventure. Actually, she is ready for anything—as long as it doesn’t involve chores, which are all she’s been doing lately. When a young hobo named Will stops to work in the Kittredges’ garden, he tells Kit about life on the road. Kit imagines Will has the life of freedom and adventure she longs for—on the move, seeing the world, sleeping under the stars. Kit is determined to learn more about hobo life. But when she does, she gets more than she bargained for!
Changes for Kit-Cranky Uncle Hendrick has come to stay with the Kittredge family. Kit gets stuck running errands and writing letters for Uncle Hendrick almost every day. Soon his fiery letters to the newspaper and stinging words to Kit have her losing hope for better times. Then a visit to a soup kitchen inspires Kit to try to help the children who are homeless because of the Depression. But how? It is Uncle Hendrick who unknowingly gives Kit a great idea—and proves to her the importance of hope.
If anyone wants to take a crack at finding an estimated ascendant, leave comments! I think she’s Gemini ascendant. But expert astrologers might think otherwise when considering the whole scheme of things.
I went to see Oz: the Great and Powerful it’s opening day, and I must begin by saying it wasn’t exactly what I expected it to be. Was it a good movie? Relatively. For this movie, i will review the pros and cons. If you’re thinking about seeing this movie, consider this review, along with others, to see if you find it suitable for you. Oz: the Great and Powerful is about a man named Oz, a con magician, who is swept away by a tornado into the land of Oz. Basically, similar to the original synopsis.
The major pros, or strong points of this movie is the very beginning and the very end. I’m not saying the best part was the opening and the credits.
The beginning scenes were done creatively. Meant to mimic The Wizard of Oz, this movie begins in black and white. It felt like I was sent back into the 1940s while watching it. This connects the younger generation to the old.
I also really like the character Oz. He was well-developed. Many details were taken into account with him, even more than other characters.
There were many scenes that stayed true to the original. For one, the CGI graphic elements were emphasized heavily, just like technicolor was emphasized more than anything else in Wizard of Oz. For a PG movie, the graphics were great. If you remember certain dialogue in the original movie, certain character and scene highlights will make sense to you, like the green witch of the west wearing Ruby slippers (quote from Wizard of Oz: “Those are my ruby slippers!”-Wicked Witch of the West). Another thing, just like the world of Oz was meant to mimic Dorothy’s life and teach her a moral lesson about home, it was the same with the magician Oz. In the Wizard of Oz, her uncles were scarecrow, tin man, and cowardly lion, and much of the world of Oz mimics her life. In Oz: the Great and Powerful, the world of Oz mimics his own reckless life. These scenes were charming and enjoyable.
The ending was the most spectacular part for most people. It was refreshing in a sea of action movies, who try everything in their power to push the edge. Most people expect to see an all-out battle when watching films nowadays. I can’t tell you enough that all the movie trailers before the movie looked alike: it’s an apocalypse…earth is/will be destroyed…alien life force…flying vehicles that crash into walls…serious faces…explosions…guns…fights…EPIC…the world as we know it is blah blah blah…So this movie’s choice of defeating the wicked witches wasn’t only clever, inventive, creative, and humorous, it was ORIGINAL. Truly, a breath of fresh air.
Of course, Disney can’t have a movie without adding elements that make it’s mark, such as romantic princess kisses, where legs pop up and turn on switches…and, of course, poison apples. I actually like the Disney reminders.
The movie had a lot of romance. That also made it feel like a 1940s movie, ya know, the neck craned back, dramatic kissing scenes? Yea.
For a PG movie, it’s pretty good. It’s great for the family, especially kids. They’ll be enchanted by all of the top-of-the-line graphics; so much better than Wizard of Oz. For adults, it’s charming, but of course, you may find some weaknesses, or in my case, one major one.
One major, major weakness to this movie is the same weaknesses found in Tim Burton and Disney’s Alice in Wonderland: everything happens too fast. So fast, that I couldn’t feel the story. The major problem was the “adventure” to find the “wicked witch”. That “adventure” was entirely too short. There was no anticipation, no long voyage that swept the audience along. It was entirely too easy to find the “wicked witch”. The “Dark Forest” was so short and brief, I was hardly amazed. We didn’t even walk into a deadly witch tower to find her…
There was no adventure, so the sidekick characters weren’t hardly developed. They didn’t seem to add any useful skills to the story, like the monkey’s flying or the porcelain girl being able to camouflage among other china items.
Overall, this movie gets a 7/10 from me. While it’s a charming movie for kids, adults may find the movie charming, more original than most, more wholesome than most, but lacking in major story development areas. I really think Disney could’ve done a better job with this movie, but hey there were more plot holes in the Little Mermaid, and people still consider that movie a classic…
The 55th Grammy awards has had quite a few twists and turns this year, starting with the “memo” for all people attending: a dress code standard. One of the biggest inspirations for that memo was Jennifer Lopez, but she isn’t the only or first to attend the Grammys looking revealing.
But what’s really killing the Grammys this year are the people on the OFF List. Several popular artists have been snubbed by the Grammys, especially in the pop genre. There are so many artists in the pop category that, of course, not everyone will make it. Still…This is the countdown for the artists snubbed by the Grammys:
Psy performing Gangnam Style
While Psy only has one major hit around the world (aside from his albums in Korea), it is still surprising that the major Korean success wasn’t even nominated…or didn’t even perform. Or anything. His song has been banging the walls and clubs everywhere. Too bad. He would’ve been the first Asian nomination. Not that he’s the most talented artist out there, but neither is Carly Rae Jepsen, 2 Chainz (yea I said it) and LMFAO and both were nominated for Grammys. And wait, LMFAO is a one-hit wonder type…maybe they are afraid of nominating Koreans. Then again, Psy never sold an album in America. Well, he will have more chances to prove himself. Psy is the type of guy who likes to have meaning in his music, despite what people may see superficially. His song Gangnam Style was about the upper class lifestyle versus the people suffering because of the economy. He wanted to make people happy. Hey, isn’t that what artists in the 1930s did?
I mean even MC Hammer was nominated for a Grammy!
4. Justin Bieber
He’s also not really an awesome artist altogether, but he is one of the biggest artists of the year. His latest songs have been a major improvement from “Baby” and yet…where is his nomination? “As Long as You Love Me”, “Beauty and the Beat”, “Boyfriend”? I guess the Grammys aren’t comfortable with his more mature or “manly” image he’s sporting now. What’s even more harsh is that Carly Rae Jepsen, the girl he promoted, is actually getting more cred than him. What? Nobody beliebes in him anymore?
The Grammys are really sexist. Majority of the pop artists nominated were WOMEN. This makes the Grammys depressing. No love for the males?
3. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj Roman Reloaded
Okay, some people love her, some people hate her, but everyone knows she’s the biggest female rapper (or rapper in general) today. She’s featured in almost everyone’s songs, and her success has been second-to-none. Of course, I don’t remember the last song she made on her own that topped charts…
But that makes things even more shocking. You mean to tell me not one track she featured in was worthy of a Grammy? Wow. And yet 2 Chainz is up there: GARBAGE.
2. One Direction
No one direction? You want many directions?
Wow, really? I thought the Australian boy band sensation has been sweeping the world? I guess not so much as to scratch the Grammy surface.
1. Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera
Wow, so surprising that she wasn’t there.
Uh, what? “Moves Like Jagger” was the most played out song on the radio…and you mean to tell me that even THAT didn’t get nominated? Really? Maroon 5 and Christina are also some of the most talented artists out here. I would prefer Carly Rae Jepsen spot to have been taken by their song. But nooo. Cute little teen girls sell.
Well, my spin on this year’s Grammy’s is that Adele will control it this year. I mean, she does deserve it. Her presence has changed the music industry, making it harder for less conservative, and less talented artists to make major leaps and gain respect. She’s opened people’s world to good music (though she wasn’t the first talented artist out here, she was just more recognized). Her presence in the music industry is a WARNING to all you little kids who dream of being a popstar: If you’re not Adele, you won’t be able to make it easily anymore.
MLK’s birthday had passed, and black history month is here, and so the focus may be on “black pride”.
Many children today really don’t understand their history, or rather don’t care about it, whether they are African American, Hispanic, Caucasian, Asian, Native American, Jewish etc. It’s a shame that children fall asleep during Dr. King movies. They really take for granted the privileges they have obtained thanks to him. MLK would roll over in his grave if he could see how some of our young African American children today.
The American Girl dolls and books to me are a great way to educate young girls about their history in a way that relates to them. Through the eyes of two nine to ten year old girls, little girls can learn to value their history, to be proud of themselves, and to work hard to achieve great things. I’m also happy to note that American Girl has honored Addy and Cecile for MLK’s birthday.
I’m not telling you to go out and purchase an expensive doll for black history month. But maybe you could read a story with your girls, or get them one of the books from the library. Some parents don’t see the importance of their young girls knowing history, but knowing what others have gone through helps them to develop admirable and likable qualities, such as compassion, empathy, understanding, and intelligence. They realize that everything isn’t going to be handed to them, and that it is up to them to make a future for themselves, no matter how challenging life gets.
Question: Which story is better for my child?
Well, I feel both stories are important and can help in the development of mature young ladies. But both stories have different vibes about them.
Most people are uncomfortable with the topic of slavery in general. And I must warn you that from Meet Addy, it doesn’t begin nice at all. While most parents think this is too much for their kids to read or listen to, and they worry about it destroying their child’s innocence, I feel in this case innocence needs to be pierced for the sake of an education. This is why I recommend Addystrongly. Addy’s stories are the main heart of all African Americans, whether many want to face it or not. Over half of the African Americans living here had ancestors who came here as slaves. I encourage people to teach their children such an important topic, especially if their schools aren’t focusing on it.
The main thing that turns other African Americans away is that they find Addy to fit into what they call “stereotypes”. Many black people want to teach their children “the best” or more “positive” history, and want their African American children to see that blacks weren’t just a bunch of “uneducated, poor” slaves. Well, I feel this view is distorted. Whether black people want to face it or not, African Americans were slaves in the United States, and there were slaves all around the world at that time and before (African or not). I also find it distorted to say that Addy proves to be “uneducated”. Addy, while superficially doesn’t speak the “proper” English, it didn’t make her any dumber or less educated. That goes for Addy and all the other slaves in Addy’s stories. It took not only courage, but a clever mind for slaves to outsmart their masters in running away. This is more than I can say about Cecile, who hates her private lessons more than anything. And she’s considered more educated? No way. Addy has proven her intelligence in school throughout the series, even being invited to a prestigious school. Addy appreciates school, and values her mind above all else. It is truly distorted to consider Cecile more educated, as I’ve heard many African Americans saying.
I think Cecile is a lovely doll. She teaches people about the lavish lifestyles of African Americans in New Orleans. And while I think this history shows how far we’ve come in what we teach about African Americans, and relates more to girls today, to mention it is more positive, I hardly consider Cecile to be a better influence than Addy. While Cecile develops into a compassionate, brave character, she reveals a spoiled and bratty behavior in the beginning. I would hardly consider her the role model Addy is in the beginning of her series. While, true enough, this relates to the spoiled children of today, Addy’s stories encourage hard work and love.
And not all of Addy’s stories are depressing. Once you get over the bump of Meet Addy, you get a feel of some Civil War history and life in freedom. Many of Addy’s stories have happy endings. People also have the misconception that Addy wears rags throughout her stories. False. Eventually, her mother makes sure Addy has pretty things to wear. Addy’s mother is a hard-working woman, like many mothers today. Unlike some children of today, Addy appreciates her mother. On Christmas, instead of begging for something and getting an attitude when she doesn’t get what she wants, she was planning to buy her mother a beautiful gift with her own hard-earned money, just because she recognized how much her mother deserved it, and didn’t once think to ask her mother for anything. Much more than I can say about Cecile, who throws a tantrum because her brother got two outfits for his homecoming, and she only got one ball gown for Mardi Gras! We also see in Addy’s stories that not every African American was a slave, as we see in Addy’s desk partner, Harriet. Yea, true enough, Harriet was a snob, and made rich black people look bad. But would you be any better than Harriet to overlook Addy’s story because she doesn’t fit the African American ideal? Another thing that irritates me is when people consider Cecile better looking than Addy. So African American girls are less pretty when they have thick hair and wear their hair in braids? Or maybe it’s because Addy has darker skin? Another distorted idea, and really the catalyst to why so many African American girls have low self-esteem. The beauty behind African American girls wearing braids is that they get to decorate their hair anyway they want with pretty hair barrettes. In Addy’s day, with pretty ribbons. Wearing one’s hair loose doesn’t make it any prettier.
I’m not here to discourage you from reading Cecile. Like I said, she’s lovely. Throughout her story, she shows true empathy, compassion, and courage. Cecile‘s stories also encourage girls to bridge the gap between them and someone else who is different. Many African Americans go around hating white people for years as they reflect on “how the white man treated them”. But when you hear Cecile’s stories, you recognize that not all white people, even in the south, treated black people harshly. You also begin to see that other African Americans owned slaves, and treated them harshly, as Cecile’s rival Agnes does. This helps African American girls to be open-minded. They might find they have a lot in common with someone of a different ethnicity. Remind them not to be so insecure. Not every little comment is racist. Teach your child to avoid racist comments, black or not, it is unacceptable. This doesn’t end with ethnic backgrounds, but also social class.
I end this article by hoping you guys make the most of Black History month by honoring the black people in the world who made a difference in the lives of many people. Perhaps you can start with the American Girls. There are very few doll collections and books that are wholesome, and produce good role models. American Girl is rarely criticized, except from people who try to find something wrong with everything.
If only they had something like this for boys. Some of these males needed severely.
I’m sure most people know the “zodiac” signs, or more appropriately Sun signs. But today, I am not focusing on Sun signs. Today, I am focusing on Venus signs. If you want to know your own Venus sign, retrieve your birth chart from astro.com. Our Venus signs represent our love style and our persona in relationships, even more than our Sun signs. It is also what kind of relationship we want. For women, it is the persona most of them see themselves in. For men, they normally put it off on the woman (not to say they don’t utilize their own). Many people say they “like” someone or something when it comes to Venus, or they “are like” someone or something. For instance, if you have Venus in Taurus, you might feel you are like someone who is very down-to-earth, or you might like things that are very earthy. Venus brings pleasure to us, and normally makes us happy or content.
Today, this is for the ladies. I will do one for the gentlement soon. We are going to focus on the MAN’s Venus sign. While Venus doesn’t tell us the whole story, it gives women clues as to what HE sees in you, ladies. That man that dropped his number in front of you? More than likely you struck his Venus sign. Venus isn’t going to determine whether he stays with you or not. Other signs, house placements, and aspects will decide that. But Venus is why he is attracted to you, and if you want to know why he approached you, it’s because he couldn’t resist. You are the ONE.
To find out HIS Venus sign, you must have his birth chart. It would also help to have his time of birth. Athough this is from the perspective of his tastes, and what he superficially sees in you, this doesn’t mean this is who YOU really are. Your own chart defines you, but this is probably what he saw in you when he approached you. ALERT: If you feel that he sees something in you that you don’t see in yourself, check his other signs. However, remember, Venus is superficial and what a man may see initially may totally change when he gets to know more sides to you or the real you. Maybe he sees something you don’t see in yourself. For example, my own Venus is in Aries, but I had a man who approached me who had Venus in Pisces. Those signs are nothing alike. If he got to know me, he would probably be disappointed that I in relationships, I am quite aggressive…then again, Pisces kind of likes any kind of girl. But I do have Pisces in my chart, though it’s not in Venus. It’s in Mars. And I have Scorpio Asc and Moon. His Moon is another planet to consider. This is the planet that defines the personality he wants for a long-time lover, regardless how you appear to him.
If the man had Venus in Aries, he saw in you a fiery, sexy woman with a love of life. Something about you is feisty and lusty. You are different, daring, and original. For him to turn his head to you, you are someone he feels he can’t have easily. He likes a challenge, and you don’t appear like an “easy woman”. You come off straightforward and honest to him, and he loves a woman who is fearless. You come off to him fun, and trust me he dislikes boring. He’s attracted to your independence. You have your own life, and he likes that because he doesn’t like clingy, possessive types. You also don’t act needy and helpless. He likes your energy. Confidence bought him. While you might think he’s in love with your class, he’s really in love with that ”tomboyish” side to you. He likes a girl who’s not afraid to be one of the guys. He likes a woman who can be interested in what he’s interested in. He likes a woman who has a strong sense of herself-knows who she is, what she wants, and how to get it. He hates phony types, and loves a winner. You may have shown interest in him. Aries likes to focus on itself, and if you show interest in him, he will love you. Venus is uncomfortable in this sign. The aggressive sign of Aries is not a comfort zone for Venus. His tactics are unusual. His approach is unrefined. And this is one man who isn’t loving the “girly” types. He loves a youthful woman, who doesn’t act too rigid or extremely mature. If you keep things spicy, he will keep chasing. Get serious, possessive, mature, or boring, and he may move right on in a rude, aggressive way. Aries is ruled by Mars. Check his Mars sign to see alterations. His celebrity vision of you: Shakira, Marilyn Monroe, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Elizabeth Taylor, Keira Knightley
If the man had Venus in Taurus, you must be bombshell beautiful. Venus is at home in Taurus, and he wants his own Aphrodite. He’s a physical man. That could mean he loves the way you look, smell, and carry yourself in general. If he’s even managed to touch you, he might be attracted to your smooth skin. He loves a bodacious body; that could be yours. He might even give you a lot of hugs if he’s flirting. That tantalizing perfume or strawberry shampoo really turns him on. And he may sense that you are calm, down-to-earth, and real. He hates drama, so women who are catty or act really confrontational get on his nerves, though he likes a bit of jealousy and possessiveness. He finds you to be level headed. He also sees not only beauty, but strength. He likes a strong woman, with confident ease. He likes a secure woman, both emotionally and financially. He likes a woman with her own pot of gold. He’s about the money, honey. And he likes a practical, sensible woman. The flighty, dingy types annoy him. As well as the talkative (unless he has Gemini somewhere). Apparently, he sees you as a woman who has her outer life together, and her home life together. Nice home, a good cook, and financially balanced. You also carry yourself with a measure of decency. You seem like you have a good girl in you. If you take care of him, he will love you for life. If you keep yourself together, and make him feel comfortable, you will have a loyal, steady boyfriend. Make him feel uneasy, and he will be feeding his pleasures elsewhere, even if he doesn’t directly break up with you. Taurus is ruled by Venus. Celebrity: Jessica Alba, Fergie, Amanda Bynes
If the man had Venus in Gemini, you might be beautiful, but he loves your brains even more! This is a man who loves clever and intelligent women. If you mentally stimulated him, he might have fallen in love with you from the first conversation. Lucious lips help. He loves to kiss! You must be really interesting, because Gemini gets bored easily. He might see you as fun and independent, naughty and sweet. Gemini always has two sides to them, and he likes a woman who has more than one side to her. He also likes a woman who keeps her mind open to different ideas, and can try new things. A woman who is too attached annoys a Gemini (unless he has Cancer somewhere). He likes a woman with social awareness: the latest restaurants to eat, the latest in technology, the trendiest cars, and behaves well in public. He likes curious women, and women who like to experiment. He likes women who love to socialize and party and do things. He hates repetition and routine. Variety is his style. You might be very interesting to talk to. Maybe you know all of the latest gossip. This is a man who doesn’t mind a woman who talks a lot! Geminis are eternal children, and they tend to go for younger or youthful people. If you’re older than him, he might think you maintained your youthfulness. Being hot helps this flirty sign. Be cool, stay fun, and be intelligent, and your Gemini just might decide to be loyal to you. Be boring, clingy, argumentative, and stuck at home and trust me he’s got other interesting women to drop his number to. Gemini is ruled by Mercury. Check his mercury sign as well. Celebrity: Megan Fox, Jennifer Lopez, Adele, Kylie Minogue
If the man had Venus in Cancer, you are the woman of his dreams! Something about you seems to understand him the way no other woman could. You have that special something that melted his outer hard shell. He’s attracted to quiet women, who don’t mind sharing her feelings with him, and him alone. You come across as sweet, and tender-hearted. You might even remind him of his mother, with whom he’s very fond of. You’re the woman he wants to bring home, and make his wife. You seem domestic. A good cook who keeps her own home. You also seem safe and secure for him, and he finds your presence a relief. He might dream about you all the time! It probably took this shy guy a long time to approach you, so he did a lot of dreaming before hand. He doesn’t like the unfeeling or uninterested or detached. Indifferent people make him argumentative. He might have been attracted to your breasts, though he’s not as superficial as other Venus signs may be. He’s interested in you as a person. He might find you to be creative, a little eccentric, and loony funny. You are warm and inviting, and he just gets the sense that he wouldn’t mind spending the rest of his life with you. This is a man who isn’t afraid of kids, unless his security is threatened. He might even find a pregnant woman sexy! If you remembered important dates, like his birthday, he will never forget you. Stay interested, reveal your innermost feelings, and cook him nice meals, and he will give you the world. Be unfeeling, distant, and forget important things to him, and he will turn cold, once again retreating into his shell. Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Check his moon sign. Celebrity: Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry
If the man has Venus in Leo, you must be the best. Leo only likes the best and that’s what he thinks of you. Leos are demanding, and they often don’t give a lot of people attention (they’re too busy getting it themselves). If his pride allowed it, he approached you with dramatic flair, because you must realize it’s an honor that he approached you out of all of his admirers! You must be a firecracker: beautiful girl, with money, a nice house, a loud reputation, and popular. If all the men are staring at you, he wants you for himself so all the men will envy him! He also likes independent women who carry themselves like a queen. You are probably not an easy catch. He is proud of you, which is rare coming from a Leonine man. He might find you to be sexy, with an animal attraction most men would die to have. The more attention you get, the more he wants you. You come off charismatic, charming, happy, and full of sunshine. You brighten up his world, and he loves you for that. He might even like that you have demands. You set your standards high, and he wants to please and be the best man you’ve ever had. He likes romantic women, but adventurous types also spark his interest. He likes women who are fun, and don’t mind doing things. He likes to socialize, and he may sense that about you. But he might also admire how you strive to keep your private life in it’s proper place as well. Be fun, positive, loyal, generous, and stroke his ego, and he will give you his heart. Dampen his ego, ignore him, and exclude him from your life, and the brightness of his lit candle will grow dim. Check his sun sign, as Leo rules the sun. Celebrity: Madonna, Lindsay Lohan, Pamela Anderson, Nicole Scherzinger, Nicole Kidman, Selena Gomez
If the man hasVenus in Virgo, you must be darn near perfect! This man is a perfectionist. If this humble, shy guy gave you his number, you must have looked neat, clean, and had the right perfume on that day. This man is about hygiene, and likes a woman who takes care of her body and health. If you have a special diet, like maybe you’re a vegetarian, he might have taken interest. He’s so particular, his reasons for giving you his number can’t be described generally. Each man with this placement has his own list of particularities. If he checked everything off, that’s why he became interested in you. A woman with a nice body, like someone who exercises to keep herself together, might attract him. Clear skin, well-pressed clothing, and a clean car will turn his eyes. Of course, sometimes this man is attracted to women who are far from perfect. He may see it as his mission to help you out or “save” you. He really likes sweet, demure women, and hates showy and boastful women (unless Leo or Aries is in his chart). He’s all about the submissive woman. This doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her own mind, but she’s not insulting or looks down on his manhood. He likes a woman with a brain, a woman with a practical mind, someone who isn’t flighty or extremely superficial. Venus is struggling in the sign of Virgo. You may not even understand if this person is really interested. They have a kindergarten nature about them when it comes to romance. He might flirt by picking with you a lot. They also seem to criticize a lot, even though he might find you perfect. This is actually him showing his interest in you! Be humble, sweet, keep yourself together, and notice the little things he does, and he will be devoted. Be a show-off, a problem starter, let yourself go, be a demanding prick, and ignore the little things, and he will most certainly take his number back. Check his mercury, the ruler of Virgo. Celebrity: Julia Roberts, Kim Kardashian, Catherine Zeta-Jones
If the man has Venus in Libra, you must be the ideal woman! Venus is at home in Libra, and this man likes a beautiful woman inside and out (well, not too far inside). You are probably pretty and adorable, sweet and polite, poised and polished, well-dressed and intelligent to him. To add, your body is fit for perfection. You are as perfect as a Disney Princess. He’s naturally a romantic, and loves a woman who is too. He likes a woman with her own mind, and a lot of class. He’s not into a woman who is aggressive. Many men with this placement also have an issue with women who smoke, curse, have tattoos, or anything raunchy and aggressive. He likes a wholesome woman, who carries herself with dignity. If you have a tattoo, you have it covered up well, in a place that’s not visible, and with a tattoo that’s sexy, not hideous. These men come off judgmental, but they are fair. They are willing to give the woman they want a chance. They like a woman who is fair, honest, and diplomatic. They dislike women who cause problems. They like peace. A reasonable, logical woman is what he’s looking for. You might appear to him that way. He likes a woman who is a good role model for all women to follow. He likes a woman who’s life is in order and isn’t kinky or messy. He’s attracted to socialites too. He likes the popular and pretty. Carry yourself with class, surround yourself with beauty, and keep your life mess-free, and he will be your knight in shining armor. Bring chaos to him, and he will take his charms and good looks to a woman he prefers, though he may have a tough time breaking the news to you. Celebrity: Beyonce, Hilary Duff, Mya, Shania Twain
If the man has Venus in Scorpio, you must be the sexiest woman in the universe! He loves a sexy woman. This intense man tends to fix his eyes on one, and trap you in his spell. When he dropped his number, you probably had a feeling it was coming soon. He loves a woman with many layers, and he probably senses that there is more to you than what meets the eye. He likes a complex, mysterious woman. However, he will really fall head over heels when you pour out your heart to him. He likes a woman with honesty and integrity. Fearlessness turns his head. Women who cower in the face of hardship or adversity make him sick. He also dislikes flighty, dingy women, or women with no depth. Shallow women and talkative women make him want to puke. He likes a woman who knows how to shut her mouth. He loves a woman with keen insight, and a woman who knows a lot about the world. He likes a woman who is constantly improving herself and transforming. He naturally gets bored in a stable, secure relationship, though he may not admit it. Venus is uncomfortable in the sign of Scorpio. Though he likes a physically attractive woman, something about you besides your body has to be sexy for him to dive in. The way you talk, the way you look at him, and your tone of voice when speaking to him make all the difference. Be intriguing, quiet, and intelligent, and this man will be wrapped around your little finger. Be shallow, a ditz, and gossipy, and he will cut you clean off. He may even hate you. Or maybe use you for sex and disappear. Check his Mars sign, and Pluto in his chart, the rulers of Scorpio. Celebrity: Winona Ryder, Anne Hathaway, Sophie Marceau, Demi Moore, Avril Lavigne, Marie-Antoinette
If the man has Venus in Sagittarius, you must seem like a fun and exotic person! This man isn’t afraid to step outside of cultural boundaries. He likes to have a brand new experience, and wants a friend for a lover. He probably senses that you love freedom, just as much as he does. He’s looking for someone who isn’t too demanding or clingy. Jealous, possessive types irritate him. He senses your adventurous spirit, and you sparked his enthusiasm. He likes to joke, laugh, and can be very outspoken. He likes a woman who isn’t uptight or too sensitive. He finds you to be a positive person, not often negative. He likes a woman with morals and ethics. He might feel more comfortable around a woman who shares his beliefs. He likes a woman who he can converse with about interesting subjects. If you are interested in what he’s interested in, he will love you dearly! This man likes bigger and better, this could be in physical form as well. He likes sporty women too. Be his friend, don’t cage him in, and tolerate his beliefs, and this man will be looking for you everywhere he goes. Be clingy, possessive, and sensitive and he will be trying to avoid you wherever he goes. Check his jupiter sign in his chart. Celebrity: Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Hayley Williams
If the man has Venus in Capricorn, he is attracted to your mature, elegant personality. You appear to him as wise, experienced, and intelligent. You are a woman with a high social standing in life. Your achievements turn him on. He might be interested in older women who have more of a stable life and established careers. He loves a woman who is sure of herself and decisive. He’s not interested in dumb and naive women. He’s interested in women with a good head on their shoulders. This man is more interested in your money and accomplishments than anything. He admires a woman who can do things for herself. A woman in charge of her own life turns his head. He might even like a woman in a business suit. He admires the single lady. He’s a traditional man, and likes structure and order. A woman with stability in her life, and a measure of accomplishment is what he saw in you. You seem like you know what you’re doing in whatever you’re doing. You are no flake. You demand respect, and he loves every moment. Be mature, keep a stable lifestyle, and show endurance and strength during tough times, and he will make you his fiance. Act childish, shaky, and unsure and he will not respect you. Check his saturn sign in his chart. Celebrity: Britney Spears, Tyra Banks, Kesha, Portia de Rossi, Miley Cyrus
If the man has Venus in Aquarius, he’s seeing a woman who moves to the beat of her own drum! You seem unique, original, and a bit of a rebel. He senses you are independent, freedom-loving, and open-minded. He might sense that you are interested in world events, and have a humane side. At the same time, you’re logical and not super emotional. For him, a friend is more important than a lover. He might observe your associates or your group of friends. He likes a friendly, polite person who is active. He might even be attracted to someone who seems popular. He might find you to be intelligent. This man likes a woman with big ideas and someone who thinks outside of the box. Judgmental types irk him. An affinity for progress, or interest in technology and advancement might spur his fascination. This man loves a quirky woman. Be original, an individual, a good conversationalist, and independent, and he will be a loyal mate. Be possessive, super emotional, and act self-centered and superior, and he will put complete distance between you and him. Check his saturn and uranus, the rulers of this sign. Celebrity: Sharon Stone, Paris Hilton, Taylor Swift, Eva Mendes
If the man has Venus in Pisces, you are lucky indeed! This man is the most romantic, sensitive guy ever. He rarely approaches anyone! More than likely, you seem to be on his level: a sensitive, sweet, shy, underdog. He likes docile, feminine women, or someone with a dreamy or girly side. He likes a woman who is understanding, and someone who “goes with the flow”. He’s intimidated by the demanding types, the loud-mouthed types, and women who are just outright dramatic with everything they do. He likes a woman who can sit quietly behind the scenes. He likes a woman who needs him, and he likes to play savior. On the other hand, he likes a woman who cares about his well-being and acts as his savior in time of need. He is idealistic, and sees life through “rose colored glasses”. He might see you as his soul mate, the one he’s been looking for. If there is something artistic about you, he’ll be even more interested. If you show a sense of compassion, he will fall head over heels for you. This man likes sacrifice, and a woman who makes sacrifices for others is always more appealing to him. He is interested in the suffering. Be sensitive, understanding, and take life easy, and he will stay with you forever. This man is complicated. His interests may very, but it has to fit with his ideal. Be cutting, aggressive, pushy, and demanding, and this passive guy will be wishing for someone to save him from you. Venus is exalted in Pisces, taking Venus higher on the esoteric level. Love is boundless here. Open your arms out to him, and he will come your way. Check jupiter and neptune in his chart. Celebrity: Kelly Clarkson, Michelle Pffiffer, Celine Dion, Penelope Cruz, Lucy Lawless, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Alicia Keys, Drew Barrymore
Venus the goddess is everywhere there is love, peace after war, beauty and style, comfort and pleasure
Hope you enjoyed my article! Share your experiences of men who have approached you! What Venus did they have? Or have you approached women just as described above? I was quite surprised to see guys with Venus in Pisces approach me. Alot of people say I appear quiet and shy (Scorpio Asc). But boy would they be shocked to see my Venus in Aries come out. However, my Mars is in Pisces, so they’re not too far off.
I have been hiding from my blog ladies and gents. But now I'm back with more American Girl news. The newest American Girl has been discovered by clever sleuths who have gotten hip to Library of Congress, and found the synopsis for the newest Girl of the Year 2013. If you were hip to Trademarkia.com, you knew the name Saige was in the works.
For my winter break, I decided to read the American Girl books that have been collecting dust in my closet for a couple of years (except Caroline of course. While reading, I happened to glance at the second and third pages of each book, ya’ know, the copyright pages and the page that says “For …..” I read the name Caitlin Waite on the inside of one of the Kit Kittredge books. The author was thanking the illustrator and this young lady Caitlin for the illustrations.
So my curious mind decided to type the two names in the search bar at Goggle, the place to find just about anything and any way, and I found two girls who modeled for two American Girls. I also found out other inspirations behind other American Girls.
Kit Kittredge (aka Caitlin Waite) She was the inspiration behind the Kit Kittredge pictures in the book series!
Kanani (aka Jessica). She’s the model for American Girl Girl of the Year 2011. So many people said Kanani didn’t look like a real Hawaiian, but she is inspired from a real girl. Maybe we just fall into stereotypes…
She was the model for Marie-Grace! She’s older now.
*The original illustrations for Addy were inspired from Melodye Rosales’s daughter (Melodye is the original illustrator for the Addy series). The new Addy illustrations were inspired from a girl from Albany that Dayl Taylor (the new illustrator) met in a local center.
*Marie-Grace is inspired from Christine Kornacki’s (the illustrator for Marie-Grace and Cecile) sister, and Cecile is inspired from her friend’s niece.
*Dan Andreasen was inspired from his daughter for the newest illustrations from the Samantha series.
This was just a short, brief article on my discovery that I wanted to share. Maybe you found more information about the illustrators and their models. Maybe you know the models personally. Or you just find this interesting and would like to do your own research. Leave me a comment below if do! I really would appreciate more information about the American Girl models.
This article, like many others, is about the shootings that have happened at Virginia Tech, Arizona about a year ago, the shootings that happened in a movie theater in Colorado, and the shootings that happened at an elementary school in Connecticut. The shooting at Virginia Tech claimed 32 college students. The shooting in Tucson, Arizona claimed 13 innocent people (the mildest of all the others, but still frightening). The shooting at the movie theater in Colorado claimed 12 people, including children. And now the elementary school shooting claimed 28 lives, 20 of them small children. Many others were wounded, some critically. What do these shootings have in common? All of them were done by young males between the ages of 18-27.
This article will discuss some possible causes and influences, why the killings occurred so easily, and what is going to be done or what should be done about this. I will address some controversial things that, in my honest opinion, are being ignored for the sake of “freedom to have a good time”. This might be a long article. So just scroll down to points that may interest you.
Possible Influences and Causes
All of these young males give Americans a reason to question today’s youth. While they are considered grown-up by the court of law, their actions prove their immature decision making processes and their lack of control of their emotions. Because of these young men, Americans don’t trust their own sons or any young males for that matter. They are afraid to have sons as children, afraid they’ll turn out like those men shooting others. What is wrong with our young males of today? They seem to lack any compassion whatsoever. They are stubborn and always think they are right. They are arrogant, and feel that nothing can stop them. They are delusional and radical, and take their own opinions on matters too far. It’s not just in the minds of these young men, but also I see it everywhere on youtube. If I try to comment on a young man’s video, and if I disagree, he becomes hostile and aggressive. Who are the ones teaching our young men that aggression makes a real man? Compared to women, men have been killing on a much larger scale. And this is not all men. But tell me, how many men enjoy the thrill of a good video game of shooting?
1. Video Games and Movies
That brings me to my point. Sure, most people are going to argue that video games and movies don’t make someone kill another person. It’s their “own decision”.It’s funny how most of the people who argue this point are young males between the ages of 18-30, the same age as the mentioned killers. While yes, all of us are responsible for our own decisions, and not everyone goes out and kills another person because he watches a violent movie or plays a violent video game, Americans should not ignore their influence either. Seeing reality is recognizing that everything in our immediate environment influences the mind and our decision making, if even to a small degree. While I feel movies and video games might have been loosely linked to most reasons for murdering, they must be considered. Video games and movies play some role even if we don’t realize it. Americans must wake up, smell the coffee, get out of their illusion that they just want to have a good time, and start thinking about these things seriously. The reason some Americans don’t want to admit that video games or movies affect the mind is because, of course, they don’t want restrictions on these items. That’s the reality. That makes them avoid facing this video game weakness of theirs squarely in the face, and questioning things. People are afraid to question themselves and their weaknesses. And while I love video games and movies as much as the next person, as you probably can tell, even I have to consider how these games and movies are affecting me. That’s called insight. One must consider everything as a possibility.
How can movies and video games influence our decision making? While it doesn’t make us angry enough to kill someone, video games and movies give peopleideas. It shows that Americans have a serious love of violence. And too many people are bent on showing how “tough” they are, and not appearing weak. That influence comes from the illusion movies have set out: real men take up guns and destroy the people that hurt them (even if that hurt is imaginary in real life, and could possibly be a misunderstanding). James Holmes, inspired from the Joker, decided to dress like a clown and use his inspiration to create a creative massacre. Now he’s famous. If someone is already aggressive, video games make them more aggressive. Video games and movies also educate our young boys on how to use guns, the names of guns, and where guns can be found. Video games and movies look so realistic nowadays, that young boys don’t gather the concept that none of this is real, and that if you imitate the behavior there will be consequences. In fact, over half of the males act like they don’t care about the consequences. That’s even worse. Movies and video games glamorize violence, men who don’t like authority and/or don’t trust it, and they make violence and murder look easy. Very few protagonists in movies today are real “heroes”. Also, the type of video games and movies one watches says a lot about a person. Question: Would it have been more likely for James Holmes to go watch Brave and shoot up that theater instead of Batman? Highly unlikely. The movie was so psychotic, it attracted crazies. If you feel that your child is too attracted to violence, I suggest you research a future in the military. At least there, he can put it to constructive use.
2. Lack of Spirituality
Most of the males nowadays lack a spiritual backing. All of the males mentioned above hated religions. Hmmm…I hate to say it, but they are giving atheists a bad reputation. With no moral guidance, and the idea that religions are too “controlling” and “brainwashing”, who is guiding them? While religions may not be true, and many of them do sound like myths, to add they have often caused more bloodshed, the purpose of religion is to establish a sense of order, compassion, sense of righteousness, and love for one’s fellow other. Even if you don’t follow an organized religion, there are some things in the Bible that can be useful to read. The ability to put faith and hope in something makes the future look less bleak and it makes one’s spirit positive.That’s the whole reason why religions exist. Not because they are always true, but because they make people happy and uplift people’s spirits. While prayers may not actually give you blessings, and you may not really be talking to anyone but the sky, it helps people get their frustrations out when they have no one else to talk to. While religion may seem like one great big illusion, everything is if you let it take you too far. Conspiracy Theories can be illusions, and can even become delusions if we let it take control. And hey, I’d rather be in the illusion that there’s a God that promotes peace, then a violent video game or movie that tells me I’m never safe. Illusions of a positive kind are healthy for the mind.People don’t often see the usefulness of illusions, and why we need it as humans. We are all brainwashed. That’s how we learn. No one would know how to talk if we weren’t. Someone taught us to talk the language we speak. It’s a brainwash and an assimilation. People are going to have to face that fact one day.
3. Parental Guidance and Child-rearing
This is the part where most parents say, “Don’t tell me how to raise my kid. I know what’s best.” In the case of the above killers, maybe a little help would’ve been useful. There used to be a time the whole neighborhood acted as a parent. I work as a teacher (so you can imagine the killings in Connecticut to be frightening for me), and I see all day long how students are spoiled, pampered, protected, and believed, while the teacher is just an enemy that’s not watching over their child correctly and is simply “picking” on their child. Apparently, to most parents, teachers don’t know their child best. However, most teachers know what your child is doing when you aren’t around. A teacher is able to observe a child’s peer relations, and can see where a child is headed sometimes long before the parents can. Not to say there aren’t any cases where teachers aren’t right (as the above Connecticut shootings were done by a teacher’s son), but most teachers carry the responsibility that parents do…for at least six hours, every day, and with at least 15 other kids. It’s like having 15 children to discipline, instruct, and nurture, especially if the child has no parental figure in the home. What I see, is that children often lack discipline nowadays.
When I say discipline, I don’t mean spankings when they talk back to mommy, or a “go to your room” when they don’t do chores, or a “grounding” if they get poor grades. I mean raising your child to say please and thank you, making that child responsible for keeping their things in order and in good condition, being polite to others, learning to take responsibility for all actions good or bad, making sure the child feels remorse for what they do, spending time with children to see where their minds are at, self-control (which is key), rewarding only when they behave positively, and teaching your child right from wrong. Discipline happens before punishment.Parents should even teach the law to their kids. It’s never too early to teach a child anything. Rules in the home are helpful. Parents should uphold these rules, and show no leniency on them. Then children can see that they can’t just do whatever they like. There are ways to discpline a child without being physical, and many ways the alternatives are more effective. Like in the case with those boys bullying that lady on the bus a couple of months ago. The parents should’ve made their children apologize in person. Those parents were crying how their “children were embarrassed enough” and only one wrote an apology letter, and they wrote it themselves! I would think they would’ve made sure the child got embarrassed. It would’ve be their greatest lesson in life. I would’ve made the child write the apology letter. But no. Parents decide to protect a naughty child instead of making them take responsibility.
Some parents teach their children some pretty unimportant things. It’s good to talk about sex, money matters, and teaching your kid to stand up for himself, but how about you teach your child to avoid conflict altogether? Guess what? Adam Lanza’s mother, the murderer of the Connecticut school children, taught her son defend himself with guns. Look what happened. Violence should never occur, I don’t care what the circumstances. How much money you want to bet that all of the above killers, when they were children, were taught that if someone messed with them, and they beat the fool out of the person messing with them, they wouldn’t get in trouble because they were being bullied?Parents allow children to throw tantrums and disrupt the class because someone is bullying him. One boy threw a desk at a boy who was bullying him. But he almost hurt all the other students! And that’s probably what happened with these grown men. They intended to kill the target, lost control, and killed innocent lives. To add, some kids lie and say they’re being bullied when they’re doing the bullying. They shed crocodile tears to get their point across. So teaching a child to stand up for himself is only good advice if he recognizes that every little thing that offends him does not call for him standing up for himself. Sometimes, they can be misunderstandings. One girl in my class thought another girl was teasing her, but I was having a conversation with the accused girl when it happened. The girl was talking about herself!
Some of the parents doing the raising lack discipline. They are not good role models, like Ms. Lanza. The kids of those parents usually end up depressed and mentally ill. There are some cases where parents are very good, and their child is still awful.In this case, it’s best for parents to spend extra time and energy towards helping their child develop a conscience by consequences that are severe, but not always brutal or physical.
Another issue is that many parents give large gifts on Christmas and birthdays even when their child is bad! For these parents, Christmas and birthdays are “status symbol” times. They want their kids to be stylish and to represent them financially. But they don’t realize that they are rewarding a naughty child for their behavior. In this case, a child doesn’t care if it’s acting bad. He’s just going to wait until Christmas or birthday to get everything he wants. Children should be punished for bad behavior even on Christmas and birthdays. While this may sound harsh, try it and see how effective it is. A naughty child doesn’t deserve a luxurious party flowing with gifts. The child should receive small gifts that he needs (like those notebooks he conveniently couldn’t find in school, and pencils that he loses and has you purchase all the time, etc). I call these “punishment gifts”. Before Christmas and birthdays, parents should make an extra attempt to contact a teacher or any other babysitter to see how their child is performing. That should be the deciding factor. The other sad thing is many parents bribe their children to do what they ask with treats. That’s not going to make a kid do it, that’s going to make them act worse to get your attention!
Parents really have to be aware that they are instructing their children to respect authority properly. This is the challenge. Statistics show that most people do not have a good relationship with their own bosses at work. Many males don’t trust police or government figures. Therefore, many parents don’t teach their children to respect authority. However, this is of utmost importance. When children learn to respect authority, they learn to respect not only their parents in their teen years, but the laws and rules set up by authority. While many government officials can be crooked, laws like no stealing, no killing, and no drinking while driving can still be useful. Did you know that following laws are a part of respecting authority? We all have someone to answer to, whether you want to or not. That should be your lesson. This also ensures that children can hold a job. Most of the criminals above were fired from their jobs because they couldn’t follow the rules.
Parents shouldn’t promote violence by buying their child violent video games. If the rating on a game is rated “M” for mature, you better make sure your child is mature enough to play it. Parents often buy the games for themselves and let the children play it sometimes!
While parents should be honest with their children when raising them, this does not equal being straightforward and gruesome.
Parents should spend time with their kids, talk to them about how school went, ask them about their friends, get involved in their interests. Don’t always talk to them when they need a lecture, but when they need a friend. Try to do things with your kids, and do something that they would like sometimes. For many parents, it’s harder to do this when children reach teen years. But every effort should be made, if not moreso, at that time. Teens are confused creatures. They struggle to fit in and develop a social life.
I don’t want to be a “finger-wagger”, but I feel that some of these parental issues lead to murderers in the near future if not to a loose extent. Fathers should take extra special care that they don’t shirk their responsibilities as a parent, and that they teach their sons not to be so aggressive. You might be afraid of him becoming feminine, but which is worse? Becoming “gay” or becoming a murderer? If you say gay, you have mental issues yourself. Most children who are not taught to be aggressive actually are least likely to act more feminine. Fathers who pressure their sons to be extremely masculine often discourage their sons from being masculine even more.
Adam Lanza’s dumb mother introduced her autistic son to her gun collection. Poor parenting right in the face. And where was his father? In another town. Good job parents. No wonder the boy had issues. His mother’s poor parenting contributed to the murdering of innocent little children.
4. The Economy
Most of the young males above were what most people call The 9/11 Generation of Children. That event made their young worlds seem scary and lonely. The generation is of an angry, bitter kind, distrustful, and anti-social. I should know, I’m among that generation. This is the youngest generation of males to experience the largest increase in anti-depressions. This is also the first generation that entered into the adult years without the opportunity of employment due to the economy pitfall a couple of years ago. This means that many young adults in their twenties are still living with their parents. In times before, most young adults in their twenties moved out by age 25. Today, many young ones have no clue when they’ll make enough to move out. This is enough to make anyone depressed.
To add, many aren’t happy with their jobs, and males nowadays are least likely to feel they’ll benefit from a college education. The dropout rate has increased. Many people with a college education are still working in restaurants and retail. And businesses aren’t making it easy for young people without experience to get hired, either, with or without a college degree. While there are more college opportunities, there are not enough jobs. Technology has replaced many jobs. The young males mentioned above had lost their jobs, were still in school and struggling, or not employed or working on an occupation at all.
5. Lack of Love and Compassion
These killers don’t have anyone at home to talk to. This anger that was building up grew out of a lack of understanding from others. People think that insulting these killers will make them regret what they did. But actually, forgiving them has proven to be more effective, as in the case of Gary Ridgeway, the serial killer.
Signs that this person should be watched:
1) He/She starts taking or using an excessive amount of drugs. While most people want to condone drugs, in most court cases they find that killers have done drugs of some kind, whether it’s legal or not.
2) He/She has at least one legal dispute, whether it be a DUI, or even several traffic tickets he/she refuses to pay. These are little signs he/she shows no respect for the law. These were enough to label Lindsay Lohan “messed up”.
3) He/She is hostile and aggressive in a discussion and too much attachment to one belief. No one likes when people disagree with them, but if you can calm down and apologize, or just state “well, that’s your opinion,” then you are healthy. If you have to take it to the next level and tease someone, mock them, try to get a mob on your side, and start getting physical, you need help and no one should discuss things with you. Open-minded people are able to discuss things and learn from anyone. Attachment to one bizarre belief only shows that you can think outside of the box, not that you are open-minded. It also shows rigidity.
4) Lack of employment or dropping out of school is a sign. This gives a person too much time on their hands to think and grow angry. This is the biggest warning alert.
5) He/She owns a gun. I’m leery of anyone who owns a gun. I don’t care how normal they seem, make a person with a gun angry, and human instinct is to destroy. I don’t trust anyone who owns a gun.
Why the Killings Occurred So Easily
In most schools and movie theaters, security is very loose. I have yet to see any metal detectors in movie theaters. While my book bag has been checked in one theater before, it has not been checked in others. I hardly see any security guards or police on duty. The back exits also do not have metal detectors. Just about anyone can walk out and, if they put a stopper in the door as in James Holmes’ case, can walk right back in. With all of those people packed in a movie, you would think there would be security in every theater. That would not only give people more jobs, but protect people. Of course, movies have to be able to fund and pay the security guards. That has probably been the challenge all along. I think they should have donation boxes so that people can help tighten security. But then again, how many people are that generous? Very few. They’d rather just be careful.
Schools, especially elementary schools, also don’t have good security. In fact, most schools with little kids don’t have it at all. Most people don’t expect people to harm little children. They also don’t expect little children to bring weapons in school. The expectation is that the principal, teachers, aides, and secretaries protect the children…several unarmed staff who have a degree in teaching and not in self-defense. They are just as vulnerable as children. And just about anyone can claim to be a sibling to someone or a parent. Secretaries are responsible for everyone they let in the building. Secretaries are often lax on their security jobs, just pressing the open button just so the beeping of the doorbell won’t annoy them. And for them, it’s like doing two jobs at once. They have to serve the principal, answer phones, help schedule meetings, talk with parents and students, fill out referrals, and type reports.
The question is, with so many children at stake, why wasn’t there a push for tighter security sooner? The education system has been ignored. Teachers groom all workers into the people they are today, and many have menial salaries. Underpaid teachers in under-protected environments, with high expectations. People who work in theaters are also in the same conditions. They are not in an environment where they feel safe. This violates labor laws. Something has to be done about it. For me, as a teacher, this is an extreme need. I would like to feel safe going to work everyday, and I want to make sure the children are safe, and have an enjoyable learning environment. How can kids love school when they are in fear of it?
What is Going to be Done about this and What Should Be done
Mass shootings have become a part of the daily news lately. How many more killings will occur before something is done? The government says it’s doing all it can to get more gun control. Well, guess what it hasn’t tried? Outlawing guns. Yes, I’ve said it. And I’m not about limits on freedom. I was one of the main ones against the SOPA and PIPA laws. I’m starting to think the government is considering letting the guns go. People will be very angry, and it might even cause more violence, but if people abuse their freedoms, they no longer deserve it. That is what we teach our kids, and as adults, we should recognize that freedom is a need, but also a privilege.If we take for granted the freedoms that this nation offers, and abuse our rights, we don’t deserve them.
Someone has to teach people a lesson about gun control. To me, the restrictions they have in place are not enough. Outlawing guns may not be enough. But at least the manufacturing of them would cease.
I don’t personally feel they should outlaw guns. I feel they need more laws to have gun control. Sometimes guns can be necessary. I feel guns should be allowed for senior citizens who live alone, police officers, military men, and other government protection without much restriction. But for anyone else, strict laws should be in place. The living conditions should be considered. Does the person have a stable home where they can lock up the gun? Do they have small children? Do they live in an apartment with other people? How many adults are in the home? People think that laws are bad, and they feel laws are pointless because people are “just going to break the law anyway.” But regulations are not there to stop criminals from being criminals, it’s to push authorities to enforce already made laws. Because of some Americans’ ridiculous ideas about how laws shouldn’t exist, most Americans lack self-control, and therefore I wouldn’t be surprised if many became angry enough to kill others. Laws establish order and control. They put a limit on things. Our nation has abused our rights, therefore control must be enforced. That is fair.
My personal ideas on regulation:
If a person has their own home, they must keep it locked up. They should design guns with combinations that only the person who owns it knows. This is if they live alone.
If they live in an apartment, there are usually other people in the same building. Guns give rise to fear and panic to other residents, at the same time, most people are more likely to meet crime in an apartment. This is where laws should be stricter. They should only be allowed to carry one gun, and it should be of a certain kind that can’t kill thousands at once.
If a mother or father lives alone with small children, the child’s safety is the first factor. Children are vulnerable, and often the first victims of crime. However, children like to play with things they shouldn’t. Believe it or not, children are clever, and they learn how to unlock safes and other places where guns are kept quickly. Parents should only be permitted to keep a gun without much restriction only if all of the children are small. With older children, prices should be higher for guns. Make guns expensive and make a license hard to achieve. It should be more difficult than getting a driver’s license. They should take a written test. Other safety measures, like alarms, dogs, and home metal detectors should be in place. Someone should be monitoring children at all times.
If there are more than two adults in the home, the prices should be even higher. With too many adults in one home, this is the greatest risk.
The argument that“guns don’t kill people, people kill people” is weak.What were guns designed for? To paint your toenails? No! Guns were designed for no other reason but to kill someone or something. So guns do kill people. A gun’s only purpose is to kill. What other purpose is there for a gun? It is called a weapon. People manipulate the gun, so without guns, there are no people shooting. Therefore nothing dies by the hands of a gun. People will not die in numbers as they have been doing. A knife can’t kill people in numbers the way a gun can. Even a knife wasn’t designed to kill someone, but to make eating easier. The gun is the second most deadly weapon next to the bomb.
While cars and airplanes can kill people faster than a gun can, it is not designed to kill anyone. They can be used as weapons, but they are not weapons in their own right. And even cars have tight restrictions, and so do airplanes. Not just anyone can get a driver’s license or a piloting license. Airports have really gotten stricter. And most people don’t want to lose their own lives. They are more than likely to respect road laws and air laws than gun laws because most people don’t want to harm themselves, which is what they’d be doing if they didn’t. Guns are always used with the intent on killing. Sometimes people can kill themselves with guns, which I would’ve rather these young men do first. But guns can also kill others in numbers. Even when people die of drugs, they are mostly killing themselves, not other innocent people. The NRA has been very quiet about all of this.
Well, this is my spin on it. It’s sad to see my generation fall to the wayside. Maybe some people might consider it the lost generation. I just hope that in the future, something like this doesn’t happen again. And if it does, on a much smaller scale. My sympathies reach out to the parents. I will be donating to a drive helping those victims. Stay Safe. Beware of copy cat killings. No matter how angry you get, never get violent.
The 20s years. It’s normally the time when everyone is considered to be at their best. They are finally grown-up. Many are going to college or getting a job. Many are getting married and having children. Or just having children. And many usually look their best. The lanky girls turn into full-bodied women and the lanky boys turn into slim, tall men. No more short and lankiness, right?
Wrong for me. Along the way, something went wrong with me. Though I’m in my mid-20s, I’m still short and I’m still lanky. While many people might feel this has it’s advantages, it has far more disadvantages in my life than people would expect. Being super petite gets just as much stigma as being super large.
While majority of the world is crying over obesity, especially because today’s youth is so big, most people are giving me a problem because I look anorexic, even though I’m not. People are always telling me that I can slide through everything. Everyone tells me that I need to start eating more. One woman came up to me and said, “Stop exercising, you’ve done enough.” And I never exercise. EVER. I have had bouts of eating disorders several years ago, which contributed to my weight loss. But that was years ago. I eat a lot now. Yet, I don’t gain. This has been my challenge. It has proven to be a major hinderance, especially in the relationship arena.
When people seem overweight, at least you get some stares from guys. Skinny girls like me normally don’t have anything to look at. It doesn’t get any further than my face in many instances.
To add, people think skinny girls are weak. They always think skinny girls can’t stand up for themselves. Some skinny girls even look strange when they fight. People just can’t even picture it. No one wants to even lose a fight to a skinny girl. It would be “too embarrassing”.
I get all the skinny taunts. I’ve been called cardboard, beanpole, noodle, string, and any other skinny nicknames you can think of. Someone joked that I’m so skinny, my butt doesn’t take up one-third of a cinema seat. Yea, it was really funny…for that person and his friends.
Being short has been the hardest thing for me since high school. Everyone kept telling me, “Oh you’ll grow eventually”. I’m in my mid-20s, and I’m still the same size I was in 6th grade. For many women, they stop growing about a year or two after they menstruate. Well, I began that period at age 10. Apparently, I’m still the same size I was back then.
When I was in elementary school, I was taller than everyone, and bustier too. When I got to high school, all of a sudden I was shorter and lankier than everyone. People can’t even see me when they’re walking. I get pushed aside all the time. I can’t tell you how many people try to pick me up in the spirit of “fun”. People put their elbows on me as a resting stand.
I’m a teacher, and many of my students are taller than me. Of course, my voice is quite deep for a woman’s, so when i raise that voice, many of the students begin to respect me to some degree. But the height makes me less intimidating.
Skinny and Short
When you combine the two, you get a very young looking woman. Unlike most women my age, I look like a 12 year old. Most guys my age won’t even talk to me. I guess they’re afraid they would be looked at as a child molestor if they did. Most people just assume I’m a kid. Even before everyone realized I was a teacher at work, other teachers used to yell at me for walking the halls. I would have to correct them. Even some students would think that I’m their friend, and not their teacher.
My younger cousins look older than me. My 12 year old cousin gets more stares than I do from men twice her age.
This guy was 30 when he played as Jackson on Hannah Montana!
I’ve tried everything to make myself look older. I’ve tried dying my hair, getting extra pierces, wearing heels, and even wearing tighter clothing. Instead of looking older, however, I just get a bunch of “Tsk, Tsk, her mother let her come out of the house like that?” I’ve gone to the docter about my condition. They ruled out everything.
Some television shows nowadays try to encourage women to love their bodies, and embrace who they are. For me, this is the hardest thing for me to do. I feel you are as attractive as you want to be, but no one can make you look like an adult. I think I will be stuck with the “cute” compliment all of my life. My family tells me to appreciate it while it’s there. They tell me that I will gain weight eventually. I don’t know whether to believe them or not. People told me I would grow eventually, and that didn’t happen. I really hope it happens. I’m tired of shopping in the Junior’s section of every store. Most women want to look young but NEVER like a child! That’s too young! I feel that petite women are more unattractive than full-figured women. My full-figured friends get a lot more numbers at the club than I do.
So being a short and skinny woman hasn’t been a very nice experience for me. Is there anyone else out there who feels the same way? Or maybe you have a suggestion on how to make myself look older? Or maybe you have the opposite problem, and you’re huge for a woman. Share your story!
Even though she looked hot in this picture, her experience with this was stated to be “gross”. That’s how I feel.
I think I need a serious re-do. Leave a comment below with your experience or your advice!
Are you an Aries? A Taurus? Gemini? Cancer? Leo? Virgo? Libra? Scorpio? Sagittarius? Capricorn? Aquarius? Pisces? Most people are familiar with these signs. Most people know them as the zodiac signs. And many people utilize this part of astrology to read their horoscope, or basically “the future”.
However, the zodiac signs most people know of are only part of the story. In fact, zodiac signs are misleading. They are obviously just a major part of popular culture, and something for businesses to cash in on. But for some people who are interested in astrology, or rather consider themselves teachers on the subject, they aren’t interested in the part that “cashes in”. They consider themselves astrologers, and they do extensive research on the subject to gain insight on individuals, and not usually to tell the future.
The astrology we know today is basically just “Sun-sign” astrology. Only the sun sign is considered. Why is only the sun sign so heavily emphasized? For the most part, it’s the easiest to calculate. All you have to know is what day you are born. Also, according to astrology and information about the sun, the sun is the “center” of the universe. This means it seeks attention, to be praised and honored, and wants others to worship it like a God. The “me” centered planet does not consider the other planets in the natal chart. It is naturally at home in Leo, the roaring and proud lion. And funny, it is exalted in the first sign, and leading sign of the zodiac, Aries. This planet is uncomfortable in Aquarius (the humanitarian), and not too fond of Libra (the considerate one). How ironic.
Why are people honoring a planet that feels more at home in Leo and honors Aries? For starters, they really don’t know the truth. To add, people just think it’s fun to share signs with others and don’t care to know more. That’s why it was easy for zodiac signs to catch on and easy for others to have so much pride in one sign. The person that made zodiac signs a popular thing happened to be a Leo! It’s ironic also that his name is Leo! Talk about bringing honor to his own ruling planet! This is natural. That is the main reason why the sun is so comfortable in Leo. Leos know how to make themselves important. Sun is also a masculine planet, and rules men, our fathers, and for women, husbands.
The main reason why he got away with it was because it was so hard for him to promote the whole birth chart. Back then, people didn’t have internet. If they wanted to know their other signs, they had to find an astrologer, which took too much time and money to do. But today you can just mosey on over to astro.com and get a free birth chart. Nowadays, people can learn more about their signs.
If most people used the basic Sun Sign as their guide, they would say that I am a Taurus. They would probably conclude that I am stubborn, laid-back, peace-loving, into security, affectionate, sweet at times, a little lazy, and determined. And they wouldn’t be wrong. But they would be missing parts of my story.
While the Sun sign is popular, we have 9 other main planets to consider (also many house placements, especially ascendant, and aspects, asteroids, fixed stars, and other things, but I’ll save all of those for another time). We have The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are our personal planets. Jupiter and Saturn are Social. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are Generational.
If I were just to rely on my Sun sign alone, it wouldn’t explain why I love the darkest, most mysterious sides of life, or my interest in the occult. It wouldn’t explain why I loathe superficiality, which Taurus is ruled by Venus, so it is very superficial. It wouldn’t explain why simple answers don’t satisfy me. It wouldn’t explain why I want to change or transform the world somehow. And it definitely wouldn’t explain my trust issues with women. But my Moon in Scorpio answers that question.
Katy Perry, Moon in Scorpio
While our Sun signs rule our outer personality, Moon is the hidden persona. Most people feel more like their moon signs than their sun signs! The Moon rules the emotions, the feelings, our habits, our past, and to a looser extent, women and our mother. It is at home in Cancer, and exalted in Taurus. This means it sits uncomfortably in Capricorn, and is in fall in Scorpio. Moon also rules the type of woman a man wants for a partner. You know, that woman he wants to bring home? This isn’t as superficial as Venus. This is the woman he feels comfortable around. To find moon signs, you must know your birth time. If you don’t have it at the moment, check every time of the day. Some days are the same sign throughout. You can only be between two moon signs a day.
Moon finds my sign, Scorpio, hard to deal with. It is in the position of “fall”. This is why I suffer from severe stomach disorders. I have a hard time expressing my feelings. My home life is always full of drama. I never feel safe. My moon is opposite my sun, so sometimes I seem like a big contradiction. I seem like your every-day pleasant, solid citizen. But there is that intense, passionate, and scary side to me as well. I keep this well hidden most of the time.
From Always Astrology:
Scorpio Moon lives for emotional intensity. They have the ability to see through anyone right to their innermost feelings. This can be disturbing to some people and intriguing for others. They have a need for change and rebirth. Their life may be full of drama and upheaval which they feel is out of their control. But if their life begins to feel “normal” they are the first one to create some test for someone in their life just to create excitement. Emotional drama fulfills them. Scorpio Moon wants it all… they don’t do anything halfway or waste their time with meaningless relationships. They want commitment. They may also expect their partner to give up something for them, although they have a deep fear of betrayal. They may test their partners, even if they don’t mean to. They come off as being suspicious, although once they have committed themselves to a partner; they are extremely loyal and protective. Scorpio Moon has a great presence, even when they are shy. They need to spend a lot of time learning to control their emotions. They are very intuitive, but they may be inclined to use it for their own gains. They are passionate and fearless. Those with a Moon in Scorpio in their charts are excellent astrologers, or they may just have a strong interest in the occult and the unusual. They make good psychologists because they are good at understanding the intricacies of the mind. Moon Sign Scorpio can be intimidating and are difficult to scare or shock. They have the ability to size up a person or a situation in a matter of seconds. Their powers can be used for good or evil, as the saying goes… and many times it depends on how they were raised as children. Those who were manipulated or deprived will not open up to others, while those raised in a nurturing environment will most likely be mild-tempered and easy to get along with. They can be jealous, possessive and self-indulgent. They can also be rather destructive, both to themselves and others. On the good side, they can be vulnerable, intelligent and ambitious. Scorpio Moon is tenacious, and once they want something, they are like the dog that won’t let go. Their stubbornness can stand in their own way at times, or it can help them overcome bad habits. They tend to be emotional, materialistic, sensual and secretive. They are also very creative. Their fighting spirit is strong and it is difficult for them to admit defeat. They can be fiercely competitive, especially with those of their own sex. With the opposite sex, they can often be wrapped around the other person’s little finger, wanting to indulge that person’s every whim. They could use a little balance in their life in this area. Charismatic, Scorpio Moon attracts many, and must exercise caution so they are not tempted into multiple relationships. They don’t like to be criticized. They are seldom mainstream in their ideals and don’t always conform to all of society’s rules.
Famous Celebrities with Moon in Scorpio: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Bjork, Elizabeth Taylor, Avril Lavigne, Bob Marley, Steven Spielberg, Nelson Mandala, Will Smith, Miley Cyrus, Orlando Bloom
There is more to the story. My Mercury rests in Taurus. Because I have two signs in Taurus, the Tauruean qualities are made more obvious. Mercury rules the way we communicate, and how we learn, and how we receive information. Most people ignore their Mercury signs, but it’s a major part of our lives. Mercury is at home in Gemini and Virgo, and is exalted in Virgo. It is really uncomfortable in Pisces, and uncomfortable in Sagittarius. Some even say it is also exalted in Aquarius and in fall in Leo.
Because Taurus is slow to get going, I admit, it’s harder for me to catch on to things quickly. Practical examples help me learn, and hands-on material that can be used in the every-day world get me interested. I’m not naturally curious about everything, and I don’t always question everything. I’m pretty quiet unless I have something substantial to say. And then, like a raging bull, I can’t shut up!
From Always Astrology:
Mercury in Taurus takes their time when making a decision. They do eventually get there, and will be stubborn once their mind is made up. While some may think that Taurus Mercury is lazy, upon closer inspection, you’ll find that they really do think things over very carefully. While it may take some doing to get a Mercury in Taurus to start something new, once they begin they see it through to the end. They are full of common sense. They process information through the use of their senses. When they communicate, they may be a bit slow to get to the point. They are very deliberate in everything they do. People tend to listen to Taurus Mercury. They are taken seriously. They are funny and a bit sarcastic. They do not use flowery speech; instead they come across as authoritative and realistic. Mercury in Taurus likes to learn through demonstrations, basic concepts and concrete answers. They like practical applications for what they learn. They can learn in the abstract, but the lessons are much more powerful if they can use the information personally.They are very sensual, and have well-defined tastes. Everything they can experience through the senses: color, scent, touch… all affect their communication style. They are shrewd in business and excel at finances. Mercury in Taurus can come across as obstinate and opinionated. They have an incredible memory. Whatever they set their efforts to needs to produce tangible results. They truly believe that slow and steady wins the race. Unlike most Mercury signs, they are not restless… they are grounded and steady. This keeps them rooted in reality. Taurus Mercury usually has a pleasant voice and the discipline to get through rigorous training periods as they learn their craft. They may be talented in the arts. They seek to make things that last and reflect their own deep values. They want to show something for their efforts. Taurus Mercury may appear set in their ways, and may need to get out of their rut on occasion. They can appear pigheaded and difficult. They need to learn how to adapt. They don’t like being forced into a quick decision. They like to build new things. It creates something substantial that they can measure and see as the result of their efforts. Mercury in Taurus can make a good living as a speaker. Their voices are melodious and their topics are thoroughly covered. Their ideas are practical and work well. Those who take their advice are seldom sorry.
Famous celebrities with Mercury in Taurus: Johnny Depp, Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson, Jessica Alba, Penellope Cruz, Megan Fox, Jack Nicholson, Emma Watson, Kelly Clarkson, Kristen Stewart, Kanye West
For people who start to get more into astrology, Venus becomes the second most popular planet. Why? Because it rules that most famous and relatable word: relationships. Most people read their sun signs to find out who is compatible with them, but again, the sun is only half the story. Venus, being the planet of pleasure, beauty, relationships, possessions, style, and love can give us insight into our love style. Venus is at home in Taurus and Libra, and is exalted in the boundlessly loving sign of Pisces. Obviously, it is uncomfortable in the intense sign of Scorpio and the self-centered sign of Aries.
My Venus is sitting uncomfortably in Aries. Aries is a selfish sign, and Venus is the natural ruler of Libra, it’s opposite sign. But the beneficial part of this placement is that the individuals have mastered the art of self-love. This is something most people struggle with. Venus in Aries people realize that in order to love someone else, you must love yourself first. This placement blesses me with the gift of independence and a fun, youthful spirit in relationships. Not to mention, Aries is extra spicey in relationships. So sex is hot and steamy. Just the way I like it.
Of course my major flaw is boredom. I don’t commit easily. Unlike most women, I hate the mushy stuff, so it’s hard to tell my significant other that I love them. I’m also quite tomboy-ish. Venus rules females, and most girls with the Aries placement don’t feel too feminine, or they have an aggressive side. Or competitive, like me. Venus is benefic, or positive, so even an uncomfortable position isn’t that bad. Aries types are also not going to shyly wait for someone to notice them. I’m never afraid to tell someone I’m interested in them (or not interested). This would alter the natural passive Taurus expression. Of course, Taurus is the reason I take my time to get to know someone.
I’m attracted to strong types of people, and among my friends (which Venus also rules), I have to be the loudest one! I can be pretty self-centered in this respect. Luckily, Taurus brings me down to earth. But sometimes, Venus being Taurus’ ruler, my Aries alters my Taurus expression a bit, making me less loyal, and not quite as docile or feminine as I would’ve been.
Venus rules the type of women men are interested in. Ladies, get to know your man’s Venus to see what really turns him on. If you are interested in a guy, Venus would be the way to get his attention.
From Always Astrology:
Aries Venus is a daring flirt. Subtlety is not for them. Instead of shyly hoping you’ll notice them, they will try to impress you by letting you know about their accomplishments. They are a bit self-centered, but the right person will find this endearing. Their innocent charm comes through even though they may be acting like a spoiled child. They are impulsive, impatient and passionate… in all areas the word for Aries Venus is “intense.” Those born with Venus in Aries can bring a childlike wonder to romance. They love to be active and energetic. They don’t appreciate a “mature,” vague or coy relationship. They love the chase and initial conquest. In order to keep their attention, you need to step it up to keep it new and fresh. They prefer their partner to be open and honest with them. They don’t like playing games unless they’re fun. Spontaneity adds fuel to their fire, and they’d rather be playful than serious. They like to lead, so be prepared to follow, at least most of the time. They will compete with you as fast as they will with anyone else. They don’t like to lose when competing for someone’s affections, and when they lose, they may be very irritable or moody. Aries Venus falls fast and they are impulsive, so they can easily be attracted to many types of people. They get bored easily, and can lose interest just as quickly as they fell in love. They are very affectionate. If they get hurt, they are not afraid to stand up for themselves. When paired with a shyer soul, they can be a bit overwhelming. They like to have a little tension in a relationship to keep the excitement going… it creates that mental stimulation to spark their interest. In friendship, Aries Venus likes to be the alpha personality in the group. They are generous, exciting and confident. They are not afraid to push the envelope just to see what happens. They are direct and honest, and won’t try to pull the wool over your eyes. They have no patience with self-pity and insecurity. Those born with Venus in Aries are admired because of their independence, confidence and sheer energy. They have a lust for life that makes them attractive. Instead of talking about what they want to do, they’re out there doing it. The fastest way to turn off an Aries Venus is to make them read your mind or analyze a relationship. This is too much digging into the mind for this sign. They much prefer to be active and dynamic. They would prefer a good rousing fight to a heart to heart talk about where the relationship should go. If a Venus in Aries person can learn a little patience and tolerance, they can find that everyone does not get boring after ten minutes. They need to learn to put the work into a relationship so it can be long term and satisfying for both partners. Drama doesn’t have to be on the level of Mount Vesuvius, lesser amounts of excitement can add interest, too. If Aries Venus stops for a moment and truly figures out what they really want, they will have a much easier time attaining their desire.
Famous Celebrities with Venus in Aries: Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Shakira, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Bob Marley, Keira Knightley, Sarah Palin, Queen Latifah
Marilyn Monroe, Venus in Aries
Mars is also quite the popular planet. Not because it’s warm and inviting, but because it rules action, aggression, and sex. If you ever wonder why some Bulls tend to keep it together, while some Bulls, contrary to their peaceful natures, seem to fly off the handle? Check out their Mars sign. Mars is at home in the aggressive sign of Aries, and traditionally ruled Scorpio. It is exalted in the focused and ruthless sign of Capricorn.
My Mars is sitting in Pisces, the gentle fish. I very seldom get angry or aggressive (unless my Venus or Moon are involved). My anger comes out in indirect ways. I’m not very pro-active. It’s hard to get me motivated. I just like to “go with the flow”. I have artistic skills, and I’m competitive when my art is involved. I need to escape from the world sometimes to re-charge my energy. Pisces people are very sensitive to their enviornment, so the energy of others wear them out. I find that I can’t do too many activities at once. This slows my Venus down, Aries being the natural ruler of Mars.
The activities I enjoy are activities that take me away from the world awhile. I enjoy exploring on the internet, watching movies, or getting lost in a book. I’m not very athletic, but my aggression comes out in video games. I feel I can conquer the world in that way. This also gives us insight as to how we “fight” or stand up for ourselves. I might stand up for myself in an indirect way, if at all. Pisces can be push-overs sometimes, and way too forgiving (unless you have Aries or Scorpio somewhere, like me.)
When it comes to sex, I also “go with the flow”. I really like to lose myself, and step away from the world, but that’s not always good. Pisces can get addicted to things easily. I try to avoide activities like drugs and alcohol.
This placement for women can rule the type of men they are interested in. Mars is a masculine planet, so men tend to want to exercise their mars a little more than women, or they are expected to at least. With Mars in Pisces, I am into the underdogs, the starving artists, and the spiritual, gentle men. I’m not into the “high and mighty” or the “popular” one. Gentlemen, if you want to know if a girl will like you, Mars might give you some clues, along with her Sun and Venus.
From Always Astrology:
Mars in Pisces is gentle and mild. They get to the point in a round-about fashion. They tend to go with the flow. They prefer to let life just happen to them. They need a way to express themselves creatively, or they can create quite a mess through indirect aggression. Pisces Mars may play games to get what they want, even though they may not know what it is they really want. Their emotions are unpredictable and intense. They run on emotions, in fact. They do well intellectually, but they may have problems dealing with physical and practical challenges. Mars in Pisces is attracted to the arts, and may be very talented. They have the introspection necessary to create, as well as a sensitivity to color, rhythm and tone. They are often restless inside, while appearing calm on the surface. They may appear to be shy or withdrawn. They are very sensitive to their environment. Mars in Pisces is romantic, though their needs are more emotional than physical. They are very idealistic about love. Sex is more like a fantasy. Their sensitivity helps them be very responsive to their partner. They need a lot of affection. Without it, they feel sex is cold and emotionless. They need an emotional connection to their partner to be fulfilled. Even better, they are ecstatic when they also have a spiritual connection with their partner. They are very sensuous, and without the intimacy of lots of touching and romance, they are left feeling unloved. Their imagination is terrific, and they can indulge in a lot of romantic fantasies before they even go out with someone. They are willing to please, but they are not aggressive. They always play it passively. They can appear to be detached or spaced out. They like lots of details when they fantasize, creating intricate storylines and sidelines. They are attracted to those who need their care and compassion.
Famous celebrities with Mars in Pisces: Marilyn Monroe, Paris Hilton, Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Hanks, Heath Ledger, Van Gogh, Tina Turner, Ricky Martin, Elton John, Enrique Iglesias, Denzel Washington, Michaelangelo, Lisa Marie Presley, the Undertaker
Jupiter is the planet of expansion, optimism, parties, holidays, vacations, anything that enthuses us or excites us. It also rules generosity, abundance, and overabundance. It rules speculation, and over speculation. Jupiter has a tendency to over-do things. It is also where we get lucky, or where we can find benefits. It is at home in Sagittarius, and the traditionally in Pisces. It is exalted in Cancer.
My own rests easily in the sign of Cancer. Exalted is of high honor, and it is the easiest for the planet to handle. This is the reason I love to travel. I am interested in expanding my knowledge on culture and history. Women often bring me luck, especially in my family. Although, this might be hard for me to wrap my mind around (Moon in Scorpio) as I have trust issues with women due to the women in my family being violent.
My interests include art, anything that is creative, and especially history. I love special occasions like holidays and my favorite parties are the ones where my close family members are invited. But my Moon in Scorpio is related as I tend to hate those times because there is always some drama involved so I don’t feel that comfortable, but I feel more comfortable with family than I do with anyone else.
I think this placement makes me into the teacher I am today.
From Always Astrology:
Jupiter in Cancer attracts good luck when they are charitable, sympathetic and comforting. When they use their energy to save and accumulate, more comes to them. They are intuitive, and if they let these feelings guide them they will attract much good fortune. They should always use their imagination; it will help them succeed. When they are compassionate to others, it comes back to them. Jupiter in Cancer has a gift at making people feel cared for. They can create a homelike environment anywhere. Whatever they turn their hand to grows or turns out well. They really know how to make the most of what they have. They have a talent for sensing the emotional currents around them and sensing when others feel vulnerable. They are ambitious, and are led by their intuition and emotions. They are excellent at healing and caregiving. They can be very artistic, whether that is with traditional arts or with food or business. They have an excellent memory, especially for family and history. Security is very important to them. They are likely to build a nice nest egg through careful spending. Jupiter in Cancer can have good fortune doing anything that deals with the home or food, such as catering, real estate or other related areas. They excel in anything where they nourish others in some manner. They may need some help overcoming moodiness or clinging to old values that no longer hold true. Cancer Jupiter is usually sociable and friendly. They do well with the public, and don’t really hit their stride until they reach middle age. They usually have no problems attaining material success. When they share their ideas, it is usually a blending of their philosophies with their own personal experiences. On the negative side, Jupiter in Cancer can become afraid of anything that is not familiar. They need to overcome this and reach out to those around them, whether they know them or not.
Famous Celebrities with Jupiter in Cancer: Kurt Cobain, Bruce Willis, Paul McCartney, Halle Berry, Emma Watson, Nicole Scherzinger, Kristen Stewart, Heath Ledger, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Harrison Ford, Taylor Swift, Denzel Washington, John Mayer, Mike Tyson
Saturn is the most malefic planet, or negative planet, of all of them. But that doesn’t mean we should avoid it. Saturn helps us to become mature adults in the world, and this helps us to feel successful in the long run. Saturn rules limitations, boundaries, the forbidden, law, rules, authority, the elderly, and the wise. It also rules parents, and discipline. Not only discipline comes in the form of whippings, but sometimes it can come in the form of limiting ourselves from those things that aren’t beneficial, and having the restraint to do so. Saturn’s natural ruler is in Capricorn, and was traditionally in Aquarius. It sits uncomfortably in Cancer and Leo. It is exalted in the fair and just Libra, and falling in the impulsive sign of Aries.
Saturn is a social sign, meaning this may last more than one year. Many of my peers have the same sign. It rests comfortably in Capricorn. This placement makes me very reserved. It’s quite powerful, and quite obvious. I am quite cautious, and sometimes this can come off as pessimism. This gives me the ability to plan carefully for everything. This placement also makes me very mature for my age and very wise. Wisdom is knowing when to let things go, when to put a limitation on something, when to set a rule down, and to recognize that there are consequences for everything. Most people with this placement are very good at this, so this makes their life easier. People who don’t recognize the benefit of those things normally live short lives. When I recognize that I’ve been staying out far too late too often to the point I can’t function at work, I put on the breaks and adjust my schedule. That’s called maturity.
This placement also helps me to keep my classroom in line at school. Capricorn is quite stern, and I make use of it when I have to.
From Always Astrology:
Saturn in Capricorn is ambitious and hungry for power. They are focused on their career. A great organizer and planner, they easily assume responsibility and can be relied upon to take care of business. They may find it difficult to delegate, so may end up doing all the work themselves. It is hard for them to believe that others can produce results that are up to their tough standards. They are very comfortable in a business or government job. Capricorn Saturn prefers an environment that is unemotional, impersonal and structured. They rise through the ranks at work at a steady, if slow, pace. They are self-disciplined and hard working. They fear not being recognized for their efforts. They like rules. Capricorn Saturn is always working, mostly for the benefit of others. If they really examine why they are so dedicated to the job above all else, they may find that they are afraid that if they don’t they won’t be able to control their environment. They feel a strong need to control their surroundings before it controls them. They seldom take the time to relax and enjoy themselves or their family. Saturn in Capricorn is very cautious and detail-oriented. They can be very charming or persistent when they want something. They are gifted with persuasion, and may make an effective speaker. They are fair and impartial. They have great foresight, and are gifted with practical matters. Some will be concerned with developing prestige. They have a strong sense of duty, but don’t always find joy in accomplishing their task. They may find fulfillment in service to others. Capricorn Saturn’s challenge is to learn to deal effectively with authority, status and power. They need financial security and self-sufficiency to give them a solid base for them to succeed. Physically, Saturn in Capricorn may have difficulties with the skeleton, knees and skin. They are blessed with endurance if they avoid excess.
Famous Celebrities with Saturn in Capricorn: Barack Obama, Princess Diana, Rihanna, Sean Connery, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Bono, Kristen Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Mylene Farmer, Antonio Banderas, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Marie Antoinette, Vanessa Hudgens
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are generational planets. Most astrologers interpret them in a generational sense. They are new planets, so there’s still more to uncover about them. But from previous generations we can get a good sense of what they’re about. I also like to look at how they have influenced me personally, but often that can be seen through the houses on your natal chart (more on houses later). These planets can sometimes last up to 10 or 13 years!
Uranus rules freedom, revolution, genius, and technology. Uranus is also sudden and erratic events. Uranus is considered to rest comfortably in Aquarius and uncomfortably in Leo by some. Some astrologers consider Scorpio to be exalted and Taurus to be at a fall. But due to the fresh newness of the planet, it will take more observation to determine that. My Uranus (along with my whole generation) rests in Capricorn. Freedom from the old, reserved ways of doing things (which conflicts with our domicile in Saturn but also puts it in balance) are hallmarks of this generation. New and original business ideas sprout from this group of kids. They may have sudden changes in employment. This generation is good at balancing their ambition with their intellectual abilities. They’re not afraid of challenges, and tolerate differences in people.
This placement can see trends far in advance, hence why I’m so obsessed with trends on this blog. This generation can be conservative, though they are willing to change from tradition.
From Always Astrology:
Uranus in Capricorn is ambitious and enterprising. They can be very serious minded, with a strong sense of responsibility. Their original business ideas will bring them success, especially when they work with electrical or aerial fields. They can also be erratic or eccentric. They have a strong stubborn streak and they may be quarrelsome. They may suffer great sorrow and trouble if they are not cautious. They are prone to sudden changes in employment and their surroundings. Capricorn Uranus can be restless or impulsive. They may act before they think it through. They can be stubborn, eccentric and radical. They are good at balancing ambition, independence and their intellectual abilities. They are not afraid of challenges. They are tolerant of differences in people, and they have no problem treating them all equally. They are even tempered. Capricorn Uranus is responsible and is capable of handling power with ease. They are good people to hold a job needing the trust of the public. They have the talent to see the coming trends long in advance. They are not afraid to change procedures in order to achieve their goals. They are logical and have a great mind. They may be excellent politicians or business leaders. They will be capable of accomplishing great things for mankind and may make great material progress. Uranus in Capricorn may come across as ultra conservative or as very reactionary. They are accepting of policies that are made to keep society safe and secure. They like things to be structured carefully with a conservative feel to them, though they are willing to change from tradition.
Famous Celebrities with Uranus in Capricorn: Mother Teresa, Rihanna, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Justin Bieber, Kristen Stewart, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lautner, Alexander the Great, Selena Gomez, Miley cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Adele, Julius Ceasar, Lil Romeo, Dakota Fanning, Hayden Panetierre (majority of the famous people on Disney Channel today)
Neptune is the planet of illusion, compassion, and escape. It’s normally where ideals and dreams are. It can also change the world we live in. A sense of denial is present with this planet. It is considered to rest comfortably in Pisces and uncomfortably in Virgo. Some say it is exalted in Cancer and Leo, and of course falling in Capricorn and Aquarius.
Neptune is having a hard time in my placement of Capricorn. There’s an old joke that if you ever took a Neptune in Capricorn child to Disneyworld, they probably ruined the whole trip. This placement is set in reality. I would say they are in a “realistic illusion”. Mickey Mouse isn’t real, unless you make him look realistic (thus the CGI generation was born). This generation trusts business. They put faith in business and their own efforts. They’re not really spiritual, but more religious. They can be conservative and puritannical. This generation was very mature for their age, but they seem to get younger as they get older. Movie stars took a more realistic turn for this generation. This generation is constantly seeking to be recognized and famous with music. Music labels trapped this generation. This generation is also quite mature, and at early ages became child stars, more than generations before them.
From Always Astrology:
Neptune in Capricorn is reserved and refined, especially in areas related to control, power, fame and success. They dream of wealth and power, even if they don’t quite know how to attain it. They can use their imagination to put just about any idea to practical use and turn it into money. Capricorn Neptune is serious and likes to think things over. They have the ability to concentrate on anything that happens, so they can solve any problems that occur. Detail work is something they usually excel at. On the other hand, they may tend towards melancholy, secrets and deceit. When they get this way, they want to shut themselves away from the world. Capricorn Neptune may be a bit conservative and traditional. They reflect on spiritual matters, and are inspired by the Great Masters of art, music and literature. Many become cynics or critics. They may be accused of not having enough compassion. Neptune in Capricorn excels at organization and bureaucracy, and they are conscious of status. They like to be in authority. Their only problem is getting reality to work as they think it should. They may envision a system that runs smoothly, is responsive to the needs of all those involved, and that promotes on merit. It can be frustrating for them to deal with the harsh reality instead.
Famous Celebrities with Neptune in Capricorn: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, Kristen Stewart, Keira Knightley, Chris Brown, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Taylor Lauftner, Selena Gomez, Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus, Raven Symone, Adele, Mary-Kate and Ashley, Leona Lewis, Jessie McCartney
Pluto is the planet of chaos, transformation, death, change, control, and power. Pluto seeks to self-empower us as individuals. We fear whatever is there, and so we seek to control it. The lesson is to learn to let go. Pluto is at home in Scorpio, and uncomfortable in Taurus. Some say it is exalted in Leo and falling in Aquarius.
My generation is resting at home in Scorpio. This is the most intense placement. Obsessions come out of pluto, and it looks like Pluto in Scorpio is obsessed with sex. They’re pretty much “obsessed” type of people. Extreme violence, terrorism, and gangs rise out of this violent generation, but leaders and healers also rise out of the ashes. This generation will be more influential and more into politics than any other generation.
From Always Astrology:
Pluto in Scorpio is ruled by strong emotions. Not only do they react according to their own emotions, but they can understand how others feel as well. They are drawn to activities that will involve them emotionally. Intensity is the key word for them. Scorpio Pluto knows how to bring things that are hidden out into the light. They fight for human rights and they have a talent for helping the unconventional become accepted. Topics that capture their interest may include the occult, sex, the mind, death, genetic engineering and cloning. Scorpio Pluto may tend towards dark thoughts. They naturally filter out the good and happy things, focusing on the darker, secret motives of those around us. They may feel that they know best in every situation. On the other hand, individuals born with Pluto in Scorpio may try to remain positive so strongly that they find themselves in denial, finding out when it is too late about all that was happening right under their noses. Their emotional courage, deep understanding and the ability to face their own wounds as well as those they have given to others can create a strong person you want on your side. They can be rather manipulative or controlling at times. They tend to question all the rules and may feel oppressed by the status quo. Their passionate natures incline them to experience as much as possible. They also have great willpower. They can focus on gaining wealth and power if so inclined.
Famous Celebrities (and ’90s kids) with Pluto in Scorpio: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, Kristen Stewart, Haley Joel Osment, Avril Lavigne, Keira Knightley, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, Chris Brown, Taylor Lauftner, Selena gomez, Hilary Duff, Miley cyrus
Harry Potter Kids, Pluto in Scorpio. I never will forget when they first arrived on the big screen…
Ascendant, or Rising Sign, in your chart is also very important. Some consider it more important than one’s sun sign. This is your personality. This is the personality you show to the world. The sun is the outer personality, but it is the inner force that drives it. The ascendant is the leader of our natal chart. It drives our life. Someone likened it to milk in a glass bottle. The milk is the sun, the glass bottle is the Ascendant that holds the milk. Both are quite visible. My Ascendant is Scorpio. This isn’t a planetary sign. This is on the natal wheel. It is the first sign normally near the first house. It is where “you” begin. For an accurate Ascendant, you must know your birth time.
So I gave a whole long spill about the planets and signs. I also introduced you to myself. See how REAL astrology can give you insight into yourself? I always think that if you’re not going to read astrology right, you might as well not do it at all. Maybe that’s the Moon in Scorpio in me.
There are other asteroids that could be considered, like Chiron, Ceres, Pallas, etc. There’s also Lilith, the Nodes, and Part of Fortune. Of course, the asteroids are of minor significance. They don’t fit into the bigger picture of your chart. If you want more information about your chart check out Always Astrology! Get your free birth chart here and check out your signs!
So Leave a comment and let me know what you think about Zodiac Signs! If you found out more about your signs, leave a comment and share your story! Next time someone asks you what your sign is, how will you reply? I always ask, “Which one?”
Black History month is approaching, and of course, the American Girls focus on their two African American girls Addy and Cecile for MLK’s birthday. This article is in support of them and their African American dolls.
Bet you heard of zodiac signs, or better yet, sun signs. Well, the sun can’t really tell you what kind of person is attractive to you. but our Venus signs can. A man asks you out, and he’s attracted to you. What does he see in you? Men know what they want. His Venus sign can tell you what he’s looking for in a beautiful woman, and what he saw in you, ladies, that made him so attracted to you.