Making the rounds doing press for her new documentary “Part of Me”, Katy Perry is living up to her Scorpio image. She admits that she is “a control freak” and maintained total authority during both the filming and editing. Scorpios are notoriously controlling and stubborn. She also speaks to the famous Scorpio willpower and determination, addressing her hatred of failure and her drive to succeed despite a rocky road to stardom; “Nothing great comes easily”. Despite the Scorpios drive for success they are very private people, she admits to People Magazine that “I think I’m going to go into a cave after this.. I would love to be in a beautiful, unplugged place where there’s not a lot going on so I can get back in tune.” Conquer, transform, retreat, repeat -> the Scorpio cycle.
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It has been a momentous few weeks for wonderkind Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook entrepreneur celebrated his 28th birthday, brought his company public and married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan. The birthday was on May 14th, IPO on May 18th and wedding on May 19th, giving them all a very strong Taurus signature.
Taureans like Mark like to build things. They are slow and careful creators of things of value, in this case, a vast web of internet interconnectivity that is deeply important to both users and corporations/advertisers. Taureans are very attached to routine and tend to be cautious and risk averse. He resisted deep pressure from the media and his investors to sell his company in the past, waiting patiently until he believed he could achieve maximum value for the stock.
Taurus is ruled by the planet of love and beauty, Venus. The problem here is that Venus was retrograde during the IPO (and his wedding). This is a less than ideal time for people to make major purchases or do other things related to Venus, as our sense of VALUE is skewed.
This was exactly the fate that befell early investors in the Facebook IPO, who lost money on the overvalued stock. The true sense of value is never clear when Venus is retrograde. So this may be the story of the stock for a long time to come- likely it will act counter-intuitively to major market changes and standard indicators.
Mark and Pricilla’s wedding on May 19th occurred when both the sun and the moon were in Taurus, conjunct Jupiter, the planet of good luck. Clearly this mitigates some of the traditional negativity associated with marrying during a Venus retrograde. With such strong Taurus energy you can expect that they will keep to their low key routine, albeit while enjoying their heightened abundance.
The world is in love with multi-platinum, multi-Grammy winning Sagittarius singer Taylor Swift. Everyone, that is, beside for the men that she seems to fall for.
Famously dumped by first boyfriend, Leo pop star Joe Jonas, she has since gone on to have similarly short lived romances with older Hollywood types, including Sagittarius Jake Gyllenhaal and Libra John Mayer.
Sagittarians like Taylor are known to be charismatic and dramatic divas. They go for what they want, have fun with life and soak up the admiration that comes their way. Amongst their ranks are such musical luminaries as Bette Midler, Maria Callas, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
But Sagittarians are sometimes too eager to go after what they want. And this may perhaps account for Taylors downfall in love. She is not very good at taking it slow and watching things unfold. (Let’s just hope she doesn’t acquire a penchant for proposing marriage to her lovers, a la Britney). But for now her naive and speedy ways have put off her suitors. Not to mention her propensity for writing songs about their romances. This also taps into the Sagittarian penchant for over-sharing.
Perhaps if she more fully embraces the positive Sag qualities of open-mindedness, adventurousness, non-possessiveness, and joie de vivre she will find her perfect match.
Don’t we all miss the 90s? The hay day of (truly) crazy bands, supermodel girlfriends, and MTV. At the epicenter of this boozy lovefest was the the rollercoaster affair of Aquarian Axl Rose and his Leo love Stephanie Seymour.
Aquarians are the mad geniuses of the zodiac and Axl fits this description perfectly. Their electric shock waves of brilliance are matched only by their stubborn refusal to do anything anybody elses way. Indeed, Axl’s rigid adherence to his own code of personal creativity brought Guns ‘N Roses to the heights, and also to the depths.
Along for the ride were his two Leo cohorts, Stephanie, and lead guitarist Slash. First things first, Leos are famous for their gorgeous hair. And we can all see why. Secondly, Leos are one of the signs best equipped to deal with the unusual Aquarians in their life. Leos are both warm and nurturing, and also very impressed and inspired by the sheer dedication to their own vision that Aquarian embodies. So Stephanie and Slash provided an atmosphere of support for Axl, as long as they could take it. Which unfortunately was not very long in either case.
RIP 90s and this truly great rock n’roll affair.
On February 3, 2012 the King of the Oceans, Neptune, made his long awaited return to his home sign of Pisces. We can liken this to Odysseus landing on the shores of Ithaka after his long lost voyage out at sea. What magical creatures have we all been encountering in our dream lives that we can now express clearly as we land on the shores of creative realization? Surely we have all been encountering them. Neptune’s transit through wild, erratic, and future-oriented Aquarius since 1998, has left us all exploring some pretty out-there ideas and pushing ourselves to the limits of individuality and freedom. Look no further than the ubiquitous smart phone or tablet in the hands of the person next to you to see how far this thrust for individuality, customization and independence has gone.
But unless you work for Apple, few of us have seen our unique visions of the future materialized. The truth is that the difficulty has come in explaining them to others and having them embraced by the collective consciousness. Communication and translation has been the barrier.
But now Neptune has come home to Pisces for the 1st time since 1850s. And here the language barriers will crumble. No more fighting an uphill battle to have your thoughts and visions intuitively understood by others. Wouldn’t that be a dream? It sure is. Sure as Odysseus washing up on the shores of his home island. And now we are there too.
Pisces and Neptune together rule the watery depths of the human emotional, intuitive and creative experience. Everything that you can’t quite put your finger on, that slips through your hands and is just too damn beautiful to describe in approximation through language. It is the fuel of poets and painters and drug addicts, trying to catch the next wave of inspiration and euphoria.
As a culture we have the impulse to use our brand new gadgets from the Neptune Aquarius era (1998-2012) to unite, unify, and share in the collective experience of love and beauty. Everyone’s intuition and psychic abilities kick up a notch (hence other people more intuitively being able to understand your vision and goals rather than just their own). The impulse to take care of one another is very strong. Communal living and fantasy “utopias” abound. There is a return to mysticism and spirituality and humanity. There is also a return to illusion, disillusion and secrecy. Denial is a powerful drug but potent realities can bubble to the surface and demand reckoning with.
After all, Odysseus had to deal with the reality of life on shore after dreaming about making his way home. Conquerors also wash up on the shores of history, and in this case nothing is more important than the unity of the people to protect themselves. What dreams are you making a reality? How can you strengthen your bonds and connections with others?
The reality of situations become inescapable, yet the nuances of those realities are almost too complex and interwoven to comprehend- it’s almost too much to handle- let’s just go have a drink- how very Pisces. Everything is up for personal interpretation. The worlds bends to fit your particular vision so choose which colored glasses you want to wear and camp out with your people.
Yellow Glasses- Water Signs- Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces: This is your time to shine. While normally rather private and inward looking, you are called forth now to take an active, participatory roll. You are in natural harmony with Neptune and people understand that your instincts- and the actions that follow- are in the right direction. The most important thing is that you TRUST your intuition and move confidently forward- not falling into your own trap of over analysis and taking things too personally. Claim your kingdom; the people need your leadership.
Blue Glasses- Fire Signs- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius: An internal voyage is beginning. Your go-getter personality has taken you on some great adventures but none perhaps as powerful as the one you are set to embark on. All of those little voices in your head that prompt you to hop on this plane, and jump off that train and propel your life forward- where do they come from? And what do they want? Now you will finally be able to sit still for long enough to probe some of these questions. In fact, you want to. It suddenly seems of utmost importance to dig into your dreams and fantasies and internal motivations. Surround yourself with family and snuggly blankets for this trip.
Red Glasses- Earth Signs- Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn: You pride yourself on having a good head on your shoulders, and you sure do. But occassionally whisps from the ether, and thunderbolts from the sky strike you. What is going on with these ideas? Are they worth pursuing? Is there a tangible goal? Only you can answer these questions but nobody can see better than you right now the pathways that need uncovering, and trimming, so that they can be trodden by the next generation. You will have to work with others. And the projects may seem unusual or unconventional- but hey, it’s the future.
Green Glasses- Air Signs- Gemini, Libra, Aquarius: You have the reputation of the zodiac’s socialites- charming your way through life and using your considerable verbal skills to get your way. Perhaps less explored are the nuances of the unusual habits and motivations that actually keep your motor running. They are complex indeed and often considered only by yourself or those who understand your quirks intimately, if at all. Now is the time for you to consolidate, and improve, the effectiveness and workability of your life. Getting into the groove of what behaviors and lifestyle actually help you to reach your goals is the name of the game.