The Cardinal Storm 

I haven’t been sharing anything on my blog for a while. I have considered giving up and focus more on other things in my life. I am still not sure about that. And then I have found myself in the middle of the Cardinal Grand Cross and I decided to write. I have read so many articles on this topic and I have heard all the most terrible things. I wanted to share my side of the story and here it is.

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What is this?

This is supposed to be the most challenging part of the year 2014 and of years to come. It is a square forming in the sky and it affects us all in one way or another. Winter of 2014 was a hard, but peaceful one with all the retrograde planets, but now we are emerging in spring. This is when it starts harsh with the square forming in the sky. What is actually happening is that 2 planets are 180 degrees apart (opposite), and all 4 planets form right (90-degree) angles to each other. And they are all in Cardinal Signs. A square brings a stormy aspect, stagnation and a need to break through, change and new opportunities. This will be an energy hard to ignore and hard to bear. It is said that we really are in for a life-changing event of epic proportions.

Who are the Cardinal Signs?

Cardinal signs are natural leaders and initiators. The mode is pioneering, conquering and carries great force. Enthusiasm and a zest for life fill your life when it comes to Cardinal energy. Some might perceive this energy as domineering, and, at times, it can be. Their energetic spirit often wins the day. In the zodiac the cardinal cross covers the 4 fundamentals of life as you will see below. The Cardinal Grand Cross will change the very foundations of our lives.

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Cardinal Cross: Planets

Aries, the first, the leader of the pack, the idea guy, the force and power of the zodiac. It represents the self. The most important person here is “me”. Uranus is now in Aries at 13 degrees.

Libra, the seventh, the elegant, peaceful and graceful guy in the story. These people love beauty and they excel in diplomacy. The most important person around is “us”. The exact opposite of Aries. Mars is now in Libra at 13 degrees.

Cancer, the forth, the family guy, the creator of home and environment, the reason we have happy homes and mothers; the support for all of us, the foundation. Jupiter is now is Cancer at 13 degrees.

Capricorn, the tenth, the career guy, the director, the office and entrepreneur, the reason we work and have high standards at work. He represents the passion for a lifelong goal. Pluto is now in Capricorn at 13 degrees.

 
All aspects at 13 degrees? The 4 planets become exactly aligned in a Grand Cross at 13 degrees on the 23rd of April 2014. This will have an effect this weeks and months to come. 13 is the transformation number, the change, the new, the death of something. It is a sign of letting go and moving forward in a new direction. We all have to find that balance between ourselves and others, between our career and our family life.

What to expect?

The Cardinal Grand Cross will indicate stagnation at first. That means that we will be blocked some weeks or months to come until all this shocking energy is relieved. We just have to go with the flow and understand that in order to achieve what we want in life, we have to make compromises and learn the art of true diplomacy. Growth comes at a price and this price will be paid no matter what you do and who you are. Try not to control the environment around you especially if you have Cardinal people with you in key positions.

For all you Cardinal Sings … I know you want to change the world and turn it into a better place…but could you please do this smoother?

© Andreea Dumitru, MyLittleAstrology, 2014 All rights reserved

2014: the story

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Happy New Year and Happy Sky to all of you! Thank you to each one of you for reading my blog in 2013. It’s been a great year for me and I grew more and more in love with myLittleAstrology. I have spent some weeks putting together the story of 2014 for each Sun Sign and now here it is. I really hope it is going to be helpful. I have written about the most important astrological influences of the year. These are designed to help you make great decisions in the year ahead.

 

 

ariesDear Aries, 2014 is a year for discovering what makes you truly happy, and new avenues for self-expression can seem to magically open up for you. You can be the best lover, the best partner and the best father or mother. Read more here!

 

taurusDear Taurus, new interests and learning continue to be a positive theme in 2014 and later this year, there can be a real settling down process. Venus, your ruler will send you on a quest to see a different kind of love affair. This could be someone you meet on your travels or in a college environment or at work. Read more here!

 

geminiDear Gemini, this year all Gemini will show us a different side, they are all going to surprise us! Let’s see how! Read more here!

 

cancer_sDear Cancer, a change in your life foundations is about to happen. You still have lovely Jupiter by your side and that means you are going in the right direction with this change. Read more here!

 

leoDear Leo, are you ready for an amazing spell of luck? This happens to be one of those years you were expecting as Jupiter, the planet of luck, good charm, expansion, opportunity and growth will come to you.In the sky, you have all you need. Read more here!

 

virgoDear Virgo, are you ready to learn how to take care of yourself? This is the year when you put yourself first and admit that you need care too. Read more here!

 

LibraDear Libra, are you ready for a total status change and a new career? This is your year, a year where relations and managing them is hot topic!in 2014, you have the power to change the world. Read more here!

 

scorpioDear Scorpio, are you ready for education, training in your career and knowing more about foreign cultures? I hope you are because all the stars in the sky are helping in this endeavor. Read more here!

 

 

SagittariusDear Sagittarius, this year is going to be about finishing up major projects and take extra care of your money! Some new friends will decide to help you in many ways and this support is very well received.Read more here!

 

caprkornDear Capricorn, this year is going to be about determination and long terms relations as the general trend of the year!You may enjoy benefits through marriage, business partnerships and negotiations.Read more here!

 

aquariusDear Aquarius, this year will be about long distance travel, dreams and long-term success! Invest time and energy in learning and don’t expect short term success! Read more here!

 

piscesDear Pisces, this year it is about time and effort and money invested in new skills for a better job! Read more here!

 

 

Hope you like them and please share if you do!

Libra 2014 -status change and a new career

Dear Libra, this is your general description of the Green Wood Horse, 2014. Are you ready for a total status change and a new career? I hope you are because all the stars in the sky are helping in this endeavor. This happens to be one of those years when change in the marital status and in the career is all there is. The general trend for 2014 is relationships, a year where we create relations or we just get rid of the ones that are not doing any good to our lives and this is a notable part. You are the sign of relationship and that means this is going to shape you a lot. We are ready to struggle for the relations that are good for us and we are ready to forget all about the people that are not right. This year we take action and make decisions, we don’t plan; we just feel what we should do. Not all decisions must be based on instinct, but this is the general trend. Venus and Mars are 2 very important planets in the year of the Green Wood Horse and these are both retrograde at the start of the year and that is why we have to be careful in anything we do in our relations.

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Venus is retrograde till the 31st of January and for you that means you have to be careful in all relations with parents, mentors and high placed people. You will probably have a new boss that is authoritative and hard to deal with. Evaluate things and don’t rush into anything at the start of the year. Keep in mind that you have to act as a diplomat and we all know that is what you are meant to do. Venus will help you move away from people with much authority and this planet will give YOU power to change things. Put things in action after the 31st of January 2014 when Venus will do direct. The Jupiter opposition with Pluto will mark some obsessions regarding the 2 ways you can choose to go in your career. You are now thinking about creating a family, but the influence of career is too big. With this career change, you will probably move from where you live now and that will be beneficial to you. Change is the word of the day, so just do it.  Mars is also going to retrograde at the start of this year in March, April and May 2014 and for you, that is a sign of going to the negotiations room and not to war. Mars is forcing you to play it safe, you may be forced to stay calm at the start of the year and finish up what you have to do in your old position. The April Lunar Eclipse will also affect you, the way you see things and the way you are. This will make a creative person out of you! You are a very powerful sign at this time and you have the power to change the world.

Jupiter is the planet that brings expansion, blessings, optimism and prosperity. Jupiter is in your status and career area, so you will be helped and you will have a lot of support in anything you want to change regarding your career. Socializing and networking, learning about new cultures, meeting new clients and long term plans will be favorable from July till the end of the year when Jupiter will change places and will enter Leo. Others are starting to see you for who you really are and will create the environment for growth and career.

Decisive action brings victory in a year like this one, but you of all signs have to be very careful. That goes for the major changes this year. These are given by the other 3 eclipses that we have in our astrological chart. Eclipses in 2014 for you will mean changing the way you see yourself in your relations and concerning love life – you are going to put finding a partner in the agenda. This eclipse will happen at the beginning of October 2014. You are able to find a new love or you are just ready for commitment. You can make things happen and start to believe in something lasting. Money is also going to be an issue this year as you are going to have more. At this point you have to think about investing. Saturn will also be here to help. Saturn has entered Scorpio on the 5th of October 2012 and will stay there till the 17th of September 2015. Saturn is the great planet of discipline, of hard work and patience; of solitude and of responsibility. Saturn will teach you all there is to know on keeping and achieving a goal. The more energy you put into your projects now, the greater the reward. Saturn will teach you money management. Saturn will not give you a rise (Jupiter is able to do that) and you will not have more money at your disposal; you will just learn how to deal better with what you have.

Have a great year, dear Libra!

Love a Libra?

This post is dedicated to the Libra Sun Sign and more to a very special woman that has been my inspiration and my model in my work. I am not sure you will ever read this, this is just my way to thank you for everything, you have always been the strongest and bravest of them all. I just wanted to dedicate this to you.

As you can see, my favorite designer Cristina Creanga, now Benescu as she is happily married is again up and running and here she comes with this wonderful surprise and colorful Libra illustration. Please visit all her work here: http://www.behance.net/cristinacreanga

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Libra is the sign of balance, of equality and of justice. The symbol is a scale that weights and measures; as you can see in the earrings this lady is wearing and so do Libra natives. Librans seek equality, harmony, and balance. They are the best at considering multiple sides of the story. Librans are also very good with relations of any kind as this is the seventh sign of the zodiac. While the first six signs of the zodiac focus on the individual, the last six focus on the individual’s contact with others and with the world.

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold 2 opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, Libra Man, born September 24.

Libras are objective, just and want to do what’s best for everyone. And please don’t doubt that for a moment when it comes to the Libra Sun Sign. They can just see what’s best for you before you do and that is why in my opinion make the best of leaders. The Libra-born are keen strategists, organizing groups with poise and getting the job done. I have Margaret Thatcher and Mahatma Gandhi, 2 very different leaders as a proof for that. They have a special way of treating conflict as this saying goes:

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi, Libra Man, born October 2.

The Libra Sun Sign is ruled by Venus and that means beauty and money and a lot of good fortune. They are usually lucky people as they are the right person at right time in the right moment. They like beauty and arts, travel and foreign cultures, love to learn new things and find a way of using those for the best. Libras are cultured and refined. Libras are artistic, stylish and enjoy creating a beautiful world.

This is an Air Sun Sign, so they always want to reach higher and higher. Libra, as sisters Aquarius and Gemini, love to put its mind at use and enjoys communicating with others. They can charm people with the way they handle words and that is why it is always a pleasure to talk to a Libra. They can just make others feel comfortable about themselves and that is, I think, the best quality of a manager.

I hope I convinced you all with this Sun Sign of balance and truth seeking. What about you fall in love with this Sun Sign? Read on to see what you are about to find when in love with a Libra man or woman:

Love a Libra Man? He is handsome, usually balanced, finds partnership very natural and he has a way with words. He loves a good debate and he is a man of ideas. The real Libras are urbane and refined. He is fond of beautiful things like jewels, sleek cars, and shiny gadgets. He also likes beautiful people. That is because Libra is ruled by Venus, who controls arts and beauty. The Libra man is programmed for love and some say that they are the most proficient lovers of all. He loves museums, festivals and cultural activities. He can a very different and influencer leader that is able to change the world. You must be by his side to help him do that. The Libra man needs someone who can give them feedback and support, and affirm that they are a treasure to behold. He needs you by his side and he can always be in search of the muse…

Love a Libra Woman? With her, everything is well matched and added because it has to mark out the perfect combination of colors, shapes and gestures. She is not the traditional kind of woman (As you can see in the illustration)! She is the kind of woman who strongly believes that men are equal to women. And she will fight very hard for it. She can really argue and find the best of arguments in any verbal fight. She can argue for hours, and mostly win the one special argument. She can be the best politician you will ever meet and she is doing a great job as a manager too. She can adjust to her environment very well, so at work she will be at the ladder up. She is a practical woman and is very good with money. She always has a deposit left only for her. The best thing about a Libra Woman? She can change you and make you think you have changed by yourself without her influence.

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Lunar Eclipse in Aries: me versus us

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The 18/19th of October 2013 brings a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Aries opposing the Sun in Libra. The ruler of this Full Moon is Mars, the planet of action and aggression. I saw that many people are wondering about it and decided to write an article. Well, this marks a beginning of Aries/Libra eclipses that will be with us till 2016, approximately 3 years from now. Aries is about “me” and Libra is about “us”, so the main focus will be independence and relationship.

As April Elliott Kent puts this into words that I loved: <<It’s not just about giving to others, but about letting them give to us as well.>>

I have been saying this in my other posts, the general rule of thumb avoid making decisions on a Lunar Eclipse. The main reason is you will not have all the information at hand, especially when soon Mercury, the planet of communication will turn retrograde in the sign of Scorpio (hidden meanings). So, open your eyes and search underneath the surface!

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You are experiencing a heavy period and with this eclipse things are going to change big time for you! You have got to be prepared for it! As I was telling you, things are going to transform for you in a very personal way, the way you act, your physical appearance, your wishes and desires. You must find balance and just expect change to take over. This is a major lift of the spirit; you must learn to give and to appreciate real friendship, to offer and to receive. You are the first of the zodiac and that means power, leadership. Mars, your ruling planet will be in the work sector and that will give you a lot to do these days. Mars will be transiting this sector of your life till the 7th of December, so a busy month ahead of November 2013. Just remember Mercury will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts, make a deal, and take extra care at financial initiatives that involve shared resources.

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The eclipse marks a starting point on your health – you can start workout regimes, you can be aware of some illness that you now have to treat, make an appointment to the doctor, eat healthy and exercise; stay free with your spirit and you will benefit from these eclipses in Aries/ Libra. On October18/19 you should just open your eyes as something will be reveled or you can find very valuable information that was just under your eye. From Mars you got a lot of work to do, but still later Mars will be transiting the love life your life till the 7th of December and that means sex and happiness, childhood and easiness. Just remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts and take care of your partner. You started thinking about buying a house in August 2013, but please be patient as it is not a good time to sign anything. Just search for it and wait for the perfect time. That will be in December 2013 and January 2014.

Gemini

The eclipse marks a starting point of change and new things in your circle of friends, relations and connections. You have beengemini through a period when these things went slow and now, just wait for it as things are going to change. You are going to invest more time in playing with your kids or with children that you love to take care of. It’s a time for pleasure and fun and connections and new ways for you to spend your free time. Mars, the warrior will be in your home sector and that will give you a lot to do these days. Mars will be transiting this sector of your life till the 7th of December. You will have a lot to do around the house and in a good way! Just remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts or buy important items at this time as Mercury will hide things away. When Mercury will go direct, things will get back to normal. Try to be as diplomatic as you can in your work environment, with your colleagues as this is where Mercury strikes this time.

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For you a marking point and a shift in your career is happening. This is the first eclipse in a series of Aries/Libra ones that will end in March 2016. Eclipses are here to generate change, to force you out of your comfort zone and to make you move forward. The eclipse on the 18/19 of October fell into your career sector and that is telling me that here things are about to take another shift. Note that for you Lunar Eclipses are very important because you are a Moon Child. You have to have your eyes open wide and consider adapting to change. Eclipses are stressful, but in the end they bring satisfaction. Note that they are connected, so what happens now it’s going to be related to the next eclipse on the 15th of April 2015. Mars, the planet of war is moving into your communication sector and that means a lot to talk about and a lot of action with words. Just remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts or buy important items at this time as Mercury will hide things away.

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Leo

For you a starting point and a new light on the horizon regarding dreams, wishes, higher education, plans and learning is about to leotake place. This is the first eclipse in a series of Aries/Libra ones that will end in March 2016. Eclipses are here to generate change, to force you out of your comfort zone and to make you move forward. The eclipse on the 18/19 of October 2013 moves or changes your dreams or wishes on the long term. You will find a new international course or you are just thinking of applying to a PhD program. Opportunities will come your way and you just have to be prepared for them. Note that eclipses are connected, so what happens now it’s going to be related to the next eclipse on the 15th of April 2015. Mars, the planet of war and your sister sign had you all pampered as it was in your first house and that was energy and power by your side. Now, Mars moves into your second house of income where all the action will take place. You will be spending a lot of money on presents, on school; but be careful as remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts or buy important items at this time as Mercury will hide things away.

Virgo

virgoFor you a marking point is about to happen in the money sector; money that comes from another source than your income or in astrology terms shared resources. Eclipses are here to generate change, to force you out of your comfort zone and to make you move forward. This is the first eclipse in a series of Aries/Libra ones that will end in March 2016. The eclipse on the 18/19 of October 2013 will bring change to your lover’s money or just a new sign from your parents sending you more money. As I see it, your money status will change or the better and that will take little effort from your side. Note that eclipses are connected, so what happens now it’s going to be related to the next eclipse on the 15th of April 2015. Mars, the planet of war just entered your sign – that is very good news! Mars will bring work, project, action, power and a lot of force to handle it all. Remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts or buy important items at this time as Mercury will hide things away.

Libra

For you, my dear, a very prolific time has just ended as the Sun will soon leave your sign. As the eclipse goes, this one is in your opposite Librasign: Aries! That means it’s all about the others and relationships. It is something that you are good at as this is your field of action. Eclipses are here to generate change, to force you out of your comfort zone and to make you move forward. This is the first eclipse in a series of Aries/Libra ones that will end in March 2016. The eclipse on the 18/19 October 2013 brings you closer to your relations and your health. Open your eyes as this is an event that is going to tell you something .Note that eclipses are connected, so what happens now it’s going to be related to the next eclipse on the 15th of April 2015. Mars, the planet of war goes into your enemies sector and this is not a good placement as things are happening behind the curtains for you and it’s not the way you like things. Remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts or buy important items at this time as Mercury will hide important things away.

Scorpio

scorpioFor you the eclipse marks a starting point on the work field: relationships, assignments, small projects and daily routine. Everything here is about to change. Eclipses are here to generate change, to force you out of your comfort zone and to make you move forward. This is the first eclipse in a series of Aries/Libra ones that will end in March 2016. The eclipse on the 18/19 October 2013 will find you very busy at work and it is going to reveal to you something extremely important. Stay tuned as another big event is soon to come on the 3rd of November and this one is a Solar Eclipse in your first house. Mars is going to highlight connections and friends that help in some way with work. This means you will need to work differently, in a more team work spirit. Remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts or buy important items at this time as Mercury will hide important things away.

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Sagittarius

To you it’s all about children and happiness as the lunar eclipse will mark something important, as a child birth or just an important event Sagittariusrelated to your children if you already have them.  Eclipses are here to generate change, to force you out of your comfort zone and to make you move forward. This is the first eclipse in a series of Aries/Libra ones that will end in March 2016. The eclipse on the 18/19 October 2013 is going to be a ride for you and you will love it. It’s going to take you by surprise no matter how you put it. It can also be about a new love that is on the way and you feel more connected to it. Note that eclipses are connected, so what happens now it’s going to be related to the next eclipse on the 15th of April 2015. Now, Mars the planet of war and action is travelling through your career sector and I think this is a good sign as a lot of energy will be here. Try to think things over as Mars is opposing Neptune as you are a little over your head with the next plan. Remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts or buy important items at this time as Mercury will hide important things away.

Capricorn

caprkornFor you the eclipse is a marking point in your home and environment. Things have been changing for you here or they have to change from the outside. You need a bigger house, a larger place to stay for various reasons or just the dream house is ready to take shape. It’s not going to be such an easy task as this is a first from a series of eclipses. Eclipses are here to generate change, to force you out of your comfort zone and to make you move forward. This is the first eclipse in a series of Aries/Libra ones that will end in March 2016. The eclipse on the 18/19 October 2013 is a good one and it sets a line to follow. It is true than when it comes to family, you need to make some decisions soon. Mars, the planet of war and action is now going to make you want bigger things, learn more and go to an international career.  Remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts or buy important items at this time as Mercury will hide important things away.

Aquarius

For us the communication area and travel is going to be highlighted from now on. You are going to find yourself on the road again aquariussomehow. We are fond of travelling, especially light travelling, so this is going to be a good thing. Remember that this is short travel. Eclipses are here to generate change, to force you out of your comfort zone and to make you move forward. This is the first eclipse in a series of Aries/Libra ones that will end in March 2016. The eclipse on the 18/19 October 2013 will mark this starting point on the communication sector and your life long dreams, higher education and plans for the future. You will think about an international career or just have some degrees that are recognized. Try to be true to yourself as things are going to change here. Mars is going to highlight the money sector, so you are going to give and receive a lot of money as October is ending. Do not sign contracts or buy important items at this time as Mercury will hide important things away. Remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10.

Pisces

piscesFor you, there is something about the money you receive. It’s been on your mind for some time now and with this eclipse things are going to change. Eclipses are here to generate change, to force you out of your comfort zone and to make you move forward. This is the first eclipse in a series of Aries/Libra ones that will end in March 2016. The eclipse on the 18/19 October 2013 will make you feel that you deserve more money than you receive or you just want to earn more money and seeking ways to do that. Something financial is about to come to a conclusion. A career shift or something that you have been working at is trying to come up and see the light. For example, if you are working on a book, it will be very soon and it will go to print. On the money sector, you also have to invest if you want to earn more. So, keep up the good work and pay attention to eclipses. Mars, the action planet is going to highlight the partnership sector; so some contracts signing or just some good connections are happening now.  Remember Mercury, the planet of communication and deals will go retrograde in Scorpio from October 21 to November 10. Do not sign contracts or buy important items at this time as Mercury will hide important things away.

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All the pictures in this post are my own and they are taken on October 2013 in Sibiu, Romania. Hope you like them.

The Libra man in search of a muse

I started thinking about writing this article about 3 weeks ago when I was wondering around the internet. My main finding is quite simple and I tried to put it in the title – men born under the Libra sun sign are all in search of a muse. I am not sure if really all of them, but I know some folks.

The Libra Man is …

I will begin this by creating a little portrait of the Libra Man – he is handsome, usually balanced, finds partnership very natural and he has a way with words. He loves a good debate and he is a man of ideas. The real Libras are urbane and refined. He is fond of beautiful things like jewels, sleek cars, and shiny gadgets. He also likes beautiful people. That is because Libra is ruled by Venus, who controls arts and beauty. He loves museums, festivals and cultural activities. By now I hope I made you curious about this man.

Libra Man – the writer

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Libra, born on the 24th of September is one of the greatest American writers and the one who writes about and for the Jazz Age, a term he actually invented himself. We all know him as the author of “The Great Gatsby”, his most famous novel. He was the perfect Libra Man: he was bright, handsome, very ambitious, the pride and joy of his parents. At the age of 15, he started to see he had a thing for writing and that is when he decided to go to Princeton University. There he met his destiny: he met the muse. Was he searching for one? I think so…Daisy from “The Great Gatsby” known in real life as Ginevra King. She was a society girl, rich and ready for excitement; he was the witty student with no money. Their love affair never had a chance and it didn’t. He gave up Princeton only to succeed in becoming one of the best writers of all time.

I loved the way Fitzgerald describes Daisy (Ginevra King) in “The Great Gatsby” – the way she talks is ‘low, thrilling’ and she speaks in a murmur to make people lean in closer to her. ‘It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down as if each speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.’ I loved Carey Mulligan in Baz Luhrmann movie “The Great Gatsby”.

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That makes F. Scott Fitzgerald the main Libra Man in love forever with his muse. I say forever and I mean it. Fitzgerald tried to reach out to Ginevra years later. Time after time Fitzgerald used Ginerva as the inspiration for his female characters.

Libra Man – the philosopher

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Nietzsche is a Libra man born on the 15th of October. He was a philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer of a German origin. He was the Libra Man of ideas, of ideology and of personal power. His main themes were “the death of God”, the Apollonian/Dionysian dichotomy, the Will to Power. Nietzsche’s reception has been firstly to reach a much broader readership than any other philosopher of his century. But behind every great man is a woman. At one point in his life, Nietzsche met his muse, the Russian born Louise Andreas-Salome in Rome. She was born on the 12th of February, an Aquarius breed and when Nietzsche met her, she was only 21.

It is said that of all the women who figure prominently in Nietzsche’s life, Salomé was the most important to him. He describes her: “I found no more gifted or reflective spirit … Lou is by far the smartest person I ever knew.” He fell in love with her and would propose to her at least twice. Lou said she didn’t believe in marriage, so left Nietzsche with a broken heart. In her memoirs, she admits she did not fully understand Nietzsche until after their break-up 50 years later after analyzing most of his work as she was among the first to read.

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Louise Andreas-Salome and Nietzsche
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Nietzsche was the diagnostician of European Nihilism and the most important thinker of the 19th century and all of that power came from a destiny meeting with his muse, Louise Andreas-Salome ? I am not sure, but it makes a great story.

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Luck is preparation meeting opportunity

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Grand Water Trine
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We are now in July and with this holiday feeling I chose a quote and a title for this post from an Aquarius woman, Oprah Winfrey: “Luck is preparation meeting opportunity”. July has one of the most impressive skies in the year 2013 as it welcomes the Grand Water Trine. I will tell you more about this very soon.

First, a general view: on the 25th of June 2013, Jupiter, the planet of good luck and good fortune entered Cancer, the good old family sign; in the beginning of last year Neptune entered Pisces and on the 8th of July together with the New Moon in Cancer, our beloved Saturn turned direct in Scorpio.

Trines are planets supporting and taking care of each other. They are very good energies and can help us in many ways. Trines bring good luck and fortune to people who are born near one. So, if you have kids this time of the year, they will be born with a lot of good opportunities. As a matter of fact, one of my best friends is going to give birth to a baby girl and I am very happy to say that she will have luck by her side. Trines are accepting and forgiving. They allow us to understand others, ourselves, and situations. This one is a water sign trine which symbolizes emotion, intuition and sensitivity.

The Water Grand Trine happens on the 17th – 19th of July 2013:

–          Jupiter Trine Saturn

–          Jupiter Trine Neptune

–          Saturn Trine Neptune

Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo,Virgo,Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn,Aquarius, Pisces

Aries

ariesJupiter, the planet of luck is expanding your home and family sector; this is a very good time to buy a house, plan for one and prepare for a new coming member of the family. Opportunities to buy or sell real estate for financial gain may present themselves. You may move to a larger or more comfortable home. There could be a family reunionor other happy events that reconnect you to your roots. Your parents may help you financially or an inheritance is possible. Jupiter is expansion and good luck. We also have here the so called “Black Moon” and this is an element that can lead to some negative confrontations. It is more likely that the power of Jupiter will be bigger than this “Black Moon”.  This is a very good time to settle affairs in this field and to enjoy home environment. For you, the Grand Water Trine happening 17th – 19th of July 2013 and having a great energy this year will mean money, home protection, healing of the family; magic that is going to happen in the subconscious and will heal and protect. Neptune is there doing the magic, Jupiter will protect the home and Saturn will give you the extra money boost you need. Just remember that this means a long way to go.

Taurus

For you, Jupiter, the planet of good luck and good fortune, the planet of expansion just entered your communication sector and your learning and new skills. During this long-term, approximately year-long trend, neighbors or relatives could be especially helpful in taurusyour life. You are more likely to comprehend different situations and you are ready to say what’s on your mind with a clear, cut voice. People will listen and thus, all relations will go well. The benefit here is tacking new courses, learning something new that will prepare you for bigger chances of getting hired or of getting new clients. Some negative confrontations will come from the “Black Moon”, also in your communication sector; but be at ease as Jupiter is stronger. Saturn is in your area of long term marriage and going direct means a very good time for you to get married. Be aware that it is going to bring a lasting relation only if it’s not a new one that was formed this year. For you, the Grand Water Trine happening 17th – 19th of July 2013 and having a great energy this year will mean that a long term relationship will be formed with the help of very good friends; or a relationship is going to be healed by this positive energy coming from the trine. Communication and friends will favor a good string union in the end. One more thing here- this is a very good time to tie the knot, so if you did decide this; it’s going to be a great wedding!

Gemini

For you, Jupiter the planet of great chances and good luck has just lightened up the money sector. You will have a lot of things goinggemini on this period June 2013 to July 2014 and most of them will bring you money in some form. Jupiter here will make you be happier and more confident that you can make a living and can earn all the money you need. Your self-worth will be at its highest with this planet here. Take care that you also have the “Black Moon” here and that means that the more you earn money, the more you need or want to spend. These are times when everything will cost you money, so no good old savings for you.This is a good time to work with financial institutions, go for a raise, or apply for a loan. Try not to spend so much money, but do feel good! With this Grand Water Trine happening in July 2013 and having this great influence all year all the work is going to pay off. Some news will come concerning your career or you will just have a lot of work to do at the office. Saturn is in your day to day work and Neptune is in your reputation sector and they will help and benefit from each other. You have financial prospects and a great working future ahead.

Cancer

Well this is the STAR of the sky! You have now some great planets in Cancer: Jupiter,planet of good luck just entered Cancer, Mars, cancer_sthe energy is here, Mercury, the communicator is in Cancer and of course our Sun.  You have a lot going on: you shine, you are happy, things are finally coming your way and I know it was about time! The direction is pretty good and the Sun is shining although the hard time is not over yet as you have the “Black Moon” in your sign. The “Black Moon” is nothing real, just a confrontation of very negative happenings. I would advise not to worry as Jupiter is also here from the 25th of June 2013 and will be protecting you one year long. The Grand Water trine is exceptional beneficial to you as this will bring peace, harmony, supporting feelings and extra timing. This is very good if you want to have a baby and relations born under this configuration in the sky will be long lasting and will bring happiness. Children born now will be happy and will bring a lot of good news in the world. The Grand Water Trine is happening 17th – 19th of July 2013 and for you, Neptune will offer you vision, Saturn will offer stability and Jupiter will offer luck. This will mean a warm environment of support for your actions. Dreams will come true, friends will be there and love and romance will just make the picture almost dreamlike. You have this great chance to make your life happier.

Leo

For you dear Leo, Jupiter, the planet of good luck and expansion will transit your subconscious, your hidden agenda, the deeper leomeaning in life. Charity, volunteering and helping others without expectation of reward will be the highlight during this cycle. For you, Jupiter travelled 12 years and now is just settling down and is asking you to give back to society in some form. Your dreaming world may be especially rich, lighter and more intuitive. All activities that are not done in the spotlight will be lightening up. You might be doing something there; you will not let this out in the open just yet. You are actually secretly preparing for the next year – July 2014 when the planet of good luck will mark your sign. This time of the year you feel good as Venus, the planet of love and money is in your Sun Sign. You need love, romance, sex and a lot of excitement. Any relation that is formed during this transit will mean light, joy and happiness. Venus will be here till the 16th of August 2013 and will take care of you. This Grand Water Trine will link other people’s money to your home, your real estate. This may mean this unusual confluence of planets may bring you the funds you need to move forward on an idea. Saturn is in your home environment sector and that brings a lot of good news here as it is now direct after a period of retrograde motion. Neptune will offer you vision and Saturn will offer stability.

Virgo

For you, Jupiter has just entered the friendship and networking house; from June 2013 to July 2014, this transit brings benefits and virgofresh energy to networking activities, to large group of friends, to great organizations. Your friends will give you much support and will see through that everything will turn out to be OK in the end. Jupiter is by your side when it comes to dreaming with your eyes open, planning a better future for you and for your family. Others especially value your advice and often turn to you for help. You could become more active with friends and large groups of people. You may just change the course of some organizations if you are in a key position. You will open doors this year and people will naturally come to you. There will be grand water trine in the sky of great importance happening all month, but will peak on the shining days, July 17-19. Jupiter is here and will be linked with Saturn that is now direct in your communication sector and Neptune in your committed relations. Support will come from your friends, communication will be very good and thus long term relations will form. Also, some healing and a lot of very good vibes will come. You will be at peace with yourself as the water trine is especially beneficial to earth signs like your own.

Libra

For you a great year lays ahead with great things to come concerning your reputation, your career and the way you place yourself in the world. Jupiter, the planet of good luck and good fortune that just entered Cancer will bring this to you one year long. Be aware that this is the place where you can find luck in its pure form, so there is no need for a lot of work or effort. Also this year you have here the so called “Black Moon”, the negative side in astrology. Stay calm as Jupiter is stronger than this “Black Moon” and this is not going to let all the good charm go to waste. This is a very good time to get a promotion, move to a higher and more important position. This can be overbearing sometimes as Jupiter is just the way it is. You have to be very strong and put yourself in the spot life and stay there. There will be grand water trine in the sky of great importance happening all month, but will peak on the shining days, July 17-19. Jupiter is good luck, Neptune is creativity and Saturn is stability and hard work. When they meet in perfect harmony is like pure magic is happening out there. For you, harmony and connection will come from the reputation meeting hard work and money. Take care of you in the end of July as good days are on their way. You are going to feel a lot of emotions from these water signs and harmony.

Scorpio

For you, Jupiter, the planet of good luck will light up new horizons, trips all over the word, a new degree in something that you love, a vacation for the soul where you are going to meet new people, strange people that will teach you about the world. Jupiter is here scorpiofrom the 25th of June 2013 till July 2014. Jupiter will take care of you if you want to go to a new university and study something new, if you want to start a business in a new area where marketing and media will make a good start. Travel, study, enjoy life on a new, advanced level and you will see that things are going to change for the better. This is a good and calm aspect as Jupiter loves this position as it loves to travel and to enjoy new cultures and new studies. Coming back to July 2014 –this month a Great Water Trine will send harmony and protection in the world and being a water trine, you, as a water sign are favored. Jupiter brings good luck, Neptune brings creativity and Saturn is in your sign and now it is direct and ready to change things slowly but surely. Something is going to change inside you and it is going to be a smooth and beautiful change. You will feel better and empowered in the end.

Sagittarius

For you, Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and good luck will be placed in the area of your life that shows resources and sharing Sagittariusresources. Jupiter is here from the 25th of June 2013 till July 2014. A good thing now is that your partner is starting a new business and he will bring more money at home or he/she will just get a better job and in this way you will benefit from this. More money from him or her is supposed to come during this transit. This is a good luck one and things are just going to happen. There is nothing planned or something that concerns a lot of work. This are just going to happen and this is why you will feel safer than usual. This is also a good time for special sexual relations, better sex and richer emotions with your partner. You will be extremely emotional at this time and you will feel safe in his/her arms. Try to take as much benefit as you can from this transit as this is calm one and Jupiter will just create the environment for these things to happen. Coming back to July and the Grand Water Trine – this is a very good and peaceful period for everybody. Jupiter brings good luck, Neptune brings creativity and Saturn stability. You will be highly intuitive, dear Sagittarius, so listen to your instinct – you won’t need friends’ opinions on decisions now.

Capricorn

For you, Jupiter, the good luck charm is going to shine your marriage house. Well, this is good news! From June 2013 to July 2014,caprkorn you may enjoy benefits through marriage, serious partnerships. Yes, you read this correctly – it’s about marriage. If you have been dating for a while now, this person might propose during this cycle and this is going to be very good as you want this for yourself. You are going to love to be committed, you will enjoy the married life and you will make great plans for the future. This is not going to be the way you expected as you thought marriage takes time and a lot of work. With Jupiter here, you will find this very easy and also a lot of fun! Jupiter will be overwhelming at times for you as you are not used to this much excitement on this front of your life. This is glorious – husband and wife life! As I am writing this for you, in my head the song just popped “Love and marriage” from Frank Sinatra. That’s going to be you. Coming back to July and the Grand Water Trine – this is a very good and peaceful period for everybody. Planets are in harmony and so are we. Jupiter brings good luck on the marriage house, Neptune brings creativity and Saturn, your ruler, stability. Plan something for the future, get up and do something nice for yourself as things are going in the right direction.

Aquarius

For us, Jupiter, the good old luck man, is going to shine the area of work, daily work, activities, paper work, daily stress and health. aquariusIt’s a good position for Jupiter, but it’s not at his best. Jupiter likes expansion and new horizons, life and travel, he is the archer and the good love charm, but Jupiter is not into working all day long. He is actually going to make work more fun good for most of us. A good time to find a new job, but this is not the best time to build a career. Find something that you like and have fun while doing it. Jupiter is not going to help you build on the long term here, he is just going to make your life easier and healthier. Start a new regime, set some workout goals, try to act different and go to the gym. Jupiter entered this area of our lives on the 25th of June 2013 and will be here till July 2014. During this time, you can change for the better: work and health. I am really really trying to change this and I will probably let you know if Jupiter helped me in any way. I am telling you I need a bit of help when it comes to healthy eating, diet and workout. I am an Aquarius, so I would rather invent something else than go to the gym, for example. Saturn is direct also in the area of our fame and reputation, so expect some hard times and some great results if you are in for the hard work. There will be grand water trine in the sky of great importance happening all month, but will peak on the shining days, July 17-19. Jupiter is good luck on the work front, Neptune is creativity in the money sector and Saturn is stability and hard work on the fame and fortune sector.The Grand Water Trine is a good link between them with support and harmony.

Pisces

For you, Jupiter, the planet of good luck is in a good place – creativity, romance, love, fun and attention…children! Jupiter is inpisces Cancer from the 25th of June 2013 and will be here till July 2014. During this time, you will have fun, go on trips, no hard work, romance, love and …yes, sex! Your life partner will be extremely happy with this new change that is going to take place with you. You will be funnier, sociable, easy to be with, supportive and very sensual. Life is just going to change and colors and luck will be on its way. As I told you, this is a very good time to plan for a child as Jupiter will make things easier with this endeavor. This is a banner year, you will have romance, enjoyment, creativity, sports, outdoor activity, pets and fun are the main tasks. This year, you can also bring some creativity to any projects that you are working on. They are going to shine and be loved as you will put your sunny and light mood in everything you do. Coming back to this July when a Grand Water Trine is going to build up in the sky – on the shining days, July 17-19. Jupiter is good luck with creativity, romance and children, Neptune is in your sign and will stay here and make you feel good and Saturn is in your travel, dreams coming true sector. Water signs like yours will feel the harmony and support from all these 3 hard planets that are slowly, but surely changing the game.

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