Poetry and the Planets


This is a beautiful poem written by my astrology guru Linda Goodman.  I truly believe she is the most amazing astrologer to ever live.  I found this poem hidden in one of her many books I have, and I just had to share it with you guys. 

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The Planets
we've fought a long and bitter war, my Twin Self and I
lost and lonely, fallen angels - exiled
from a misty, long-forgotten Oober galaxy of stars
caught in Neptune's tangled web
wounded cruelly by the painful thrust of Mars
tortured by the clever lies of Mercury
shocked and nearly torn asunder
by Vulcan's distant, raging thunder
shattered by the lighting
of the sudden, awful violence of Uranus
crushed beneath the wright of stern,
Saturn
who lengthened every hour into a day...
each day into a year
each year... into millenniums of waiting
scorched by the Sun's exploding bursts of
pride as those wandering angels, stilled and
helpless deep within us, cried
still we fought on, in unrelenting fury
striking blow for blow
driven by the pounding drums of Jupiter's giant,
throbbing passions
stumbling at the precipice of the Moon's enticing
madness
to fall, at last, in trembling fear
before the ominous threat of Pluto's tomb-like silence
consumed by inconsolable sadness
and the bleakness of despair
we bear...
the wounds and scars of furious battle,
My Twin self and I
but now we walk in quiet peace... with all our
scattered pieces whole
together, hand-in-hand... full serpent circle
back into the pyramid-shaped rainbow of tomorrow's
brighter Eden
crowned by gentle Venus with the Victory of Love
that did not die, but has survived
the night of selfish seeking
to wait for morning's soft forgiveness
and the dawn of understanding
- Linda Goodman

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Sometimes it is beautiful to have a day of simplicity and thought.


Disney Villains - Negative Sun Sign Traits

Let's be honest here... 99% of the time I keep this blog very positive.  Even when matches are not the best, I always give people hope.  That is because I believe chemistry comes from God, and also because every relationship is special and unique.  Life is too short to be a Negative Nancy.  However, there is dark side to every Sun Sign.  I think that it is important to know what some of the negative traits are in each sign, so that you are aware of what may happen in your relationship with different signs.  To do this with some humor, and because you guys loved my Disney Princess post, I attached a Disney Villain to each sign to help understand the negative characteristics a bit better.
Aries
Cruella de Ville
Impatient - Blunt - Hot Headed - Impulsive 
Talk about impatient!  She came in like a bat out of hell to skin those puppies the day they were born, and was infuriated when she found out that they didn't have any spots.  Aries just say it like it is, I call it diarrhea of the mouth.  They also have a short fuse, so beware!
Taurus
Maleficent
Stubborn - Self-Righteous - Jealous - Relentless 
Talk about stubborn and relentless, this crazy bitch witch waited 16 years after not being invited to Aurora's christening to see her get her finger pricked.  Talk about a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) and jealousy.  This self-righteous witch had to patiently prolong everyone's agony like a true Taurus.
Gemini
Lady Tremaine
  Quarrelsome- Manipulative - Two Faced - Fickle
  Talk about changing her mind every two seconds.  You can go and then you can't, you can go and then you can't.  She always talks about how nice she is, but yet she really is a pretty terrible person.  The Evil Stepmother definitely has a fickle two faced mind.  One second she is as graceful and soft spoken as a dove, the next she's screeching like a crow.  Not to mention, she has to little extensions of herself to do her dirty work as well.  She encourages fights, and manipulates situations to her favor just like a Gemini.

Cancer  
Ursula
Needy - Self-absorbed - Moody - Clingy
  This woman was just power hungry and moody as a child.  She clang on to her "poor unfortunate souls" by turning them into plants and keeping them to herself.  Like that isn't weird enough, she really thinks she's hot shit and is very self-absorbed when she is clearly a crazy looking octopus.  Her moods switch as soon as things aren't going her way, and her rash behavior led to her demise.

Leo
Gaston
Pompous - Controlling - Vain - Pushy - Over Ambitious
Gaston is what a Leo man is all about.  Although he is listed as a Disney Villain, I have a hard time with that.  Yes, he was very pompous and LOVED being the center of attention, but he just really liked Belle.  Can you blame the guy?  When a Leo man wants a woman, he will go to the ends of the Earth to get her.  ESPECIALLY if she doesn't want him.

Virgo
Scar
Critical - Restless - Vain - Irritable
  There wasn't much that didn't annoy this guy.  He so perfectly plotted the death of Mufasa in a fashion only a Virgo could calculate.  He was restless to get into power, and also very critical to his hyena friends that helped him along the way.
Libra
Queen of Hearts
Always Undecided - Flighty - Self Indulgent - Intolerant of Criticism
  In true Libra fashion, they never know if they want the flowers white or red.  They also do not care to be criticized.... ever.  If you do criticize one it could very well be "off with your head."  They tend to be a little flighty at times, and very self indulgent.  Give a box of chocolates to a Libra, and don't expect it to be there for long.

Scorpio
Hades
Secretive - Volatile - Hot Tempered - Cunning
  Although I believe that Scorpios are probably the most evil of signs, and many of the above Villains would have been a perfect fit, Hades is the ruler of the underworld.  Nothing fits Scorpio better, and you should know that from reading Your Sign and it's Ruling Planet post.  In this movie he temps with sexy Meg and plots secretively against Zeus for YEARS.  In the movie he is very hot tempered, and also quite cunning.
Sagittarius
Jafar
Unrealistic - Domineering - Overconfident - Restless
  Talk about unrealistic, this guy had zero right to the throne and went for it full force.  He was very overconfident that he could make Jasmine fall in love with him, even though he was treating her and her dad like dirt.  He was very outspoken and domineering like a Sagittarius can definitely be.  
  
Capricorn
The Evil Queen
Stubborn - Never Satisfied - Over Ambitious - Status Seeking - Pessimistic
  This woman was beautiful, but so pissed that she wasn't the "most beautiful".  Get over yourself you nut job!  In true Capricorn fashion, they are just never ever satisfied.  Always seeing the glass half empty.  They also love power, and will crush anything or anyone that stands in their way of their goal.

Aquarius
Doctor Facilier
Insensitive - Unemotional - Rebellious - Aloof
  This guys was a quirky wackadoodle for sure.  He was turning people into frogs, and princes, and all sorts of weird stuff.  He did all of this for his own unemotional advances of course.  Even though he is rebellious to his "friends on the other side" to gain power, he could care less.  He is definitely smart, but super wacky all at the same time

Pisces
Captain Hook
Easily Led - Temperamental - Overly Sensitive - Oblivious
  This guys believes almost anything.  His temperament is as rocky as his boat.  He also has no idea what's going on half the time, but he truly thinks he does.  It is also made clear that he was mad fun of as a child, which is why he is so mean as an adult.  This shows his sensitivity and emotions that every Pisces definitely has.


Capricorn Woman - Taurus Man


This guy will love how practical this lady is.  Taurus will admire her for a multitude of reasons;  her independence, how dignified she is, her reservations, and how she makes him work for her love.  Taurus does not believe in having something if they didn't have to work for it.  She won't be able to keep herself from him long though.  She is not the most warm and fuzzy person you will ever meet, but her loyalty is like no other.  You have to understand that this woman is a Cardinal, feminine, negative, Earth sign.  Think about that for a second.  She doesn't really want to completely dominate the person she is with, but she definitely needs to be the boss sometimes.

Once this woman makes a mistake, she will never do it again.  She is as tough as a brick.  It takes time breaking those Capricorn walls down that she builds so high around her very tender heart.  When she chooses a partner, she uses her heart and her head.  One wonderful thing about her, is that if she is wrong she will outwardly admit it.  Not only will she admit it, she will fix it.  Practicality runs in her blood.

The Taurus will love all of these things about her, even though most may find her a little cold.  They just have this natural chemistry that makes him work as hard as he can to win her heart.  This man has all the patience in the world which will work beautifully with her.  Once he makes it past her walls, and they decide to get married, she will make the most amazing wife.  Most people in their circle of friends may see her as all business, but he will know the side of her that is sweet and endearing.

Neither one of them will have a jealous bone in their body.  Cheating will be rare with these two, because they need security in a relationship as much as they need the air they breath.  IF it does happen, there will be no reconciling with either one of them.  Neither one of these signs have the patience for that.  They will walk away and not even think to look back.  To them is would not be practical to cry about something that was never even theirs to begin with.

When it comes to sex with these two, it is solid.  Taurus is very sensual in bed.  The tangible things are what excites him like how her skin feels, how her hair smells, how her kiss tastes will send him to the moon.  She brings out her sensual side as well, because she won't be able to help herself.  She requires respect in the bedroom, which he will gladly do for her.  There is a still and silent sexiness about this woman that he can't stay away from.  Fire signs are too bold, loud, and wild for him.  He prefers his women steady, earthly, slow and sensual like his Capricorn is.  Capricorn women are more able to separate feelings from sex than any other sign.  They are not comfortable with emotions, because it is a way to guard their heart.  Taurus will show her that his love is steady and true.  He will help her combine the physical with her emotions in a way that no one else may be able to do.

Once they start growing their own beautiful family, the house will never be empty.  Their house is where the holidays will be spent, giving them both beautiful memories.  These two are so good for each other in many ways.  Their years of being together will build an inseparable bond that nothing will break. 



What House Do You Live In?

So as many of you know, I started a Chart Reading service on this lovely little blog of mine.  Yes, this is called SIMPLY Sun Signs for a reason, because I only talk about Sun Signs and general characteristics of them.  However, if you want to get to know yourself or your relationship on a whole new level, I can do that too.  Where you were at the exact time and place you took your first breath of life will never be there again in our lifetime.  That makes you and your personality 100% original.  I am writing about the significant of each House because it will help those of you that have your chart understand my reading better.  

Knowing your Rising Sign is also very important as well. Your rising sign is important to know, because it is how you are viewed by other people.  It plays a lot into your first impression, and how you come off initially.  It adds a little spice to your Sun Sign.


Astrologers know where your houses lie due to where your rising sign is.  Your rising sign is always in the first house.  From there we count counterclockwise to see where the rest lie.  If a planet ends up in its own house, that makes that specific trait very powerful.  For example, if you are a Leo and your Sun (planet that Leo rules) is in the Fifth House (House that Leo rules), you will have extremely strong and almost overbearing Leo qualities to you.  

First House
The first house is governed by Aries. It has everything to do with yourself.  This is also where your "Rising Sign" is located.  This is why your rising sign gives your Sun Sign a little spice.  It is how you are reflect yourself to others.

Second House
The second house is governed by Taurus.  It has a lot to do with material goods and finances.  It can also represent greed in some ways as well.

Third House
The third house is governed by Gemini.  It deals with communication and that persons surrounding environment.  It also connects with education.

Fourth House
The fourth house is governed by Cancer.  This ties in with the history of your family, as well as your home.  This touches on your childhood, and your emotions.

Fifth House
The fifth house is goverened by Leo.  This talks about the kind of relationships you will have with your children, and well as your creativity and hobbies. 

Sixth House
The sixth house is governed by Virgo. This house covers your every day life, and your pets.  It can also concern your health and well being.

Seventh House
The seventh house is governed by Libra. This is directly opposite of your first house, which is why it represents the other people in your life.  This is where you will see things that have to do with your relationships.   It will also tell you about marriage as well.

Eighth House
The eighth house is governed by Scorpio. This house regards death, sexuality, and life transformations.  This mysterious house will show you things that are most likely hidden.

Ninth House
The ninth house is governed by Sagittarius.  This house touches on spirituality, abstract concepts, and travel.  It is also related to law, and higher education.

Tenth House
The tenth house is governed by Capricorn.  This has everything to do with your professional career. 

Eleventh House
The eleventh house is governed by Aquarius.  This house has to do with humanitarianism and the nature of that persons friends.

Twelfth House
The twelfth house is governed by Pisces. This will touch on life difficulties and secrets.  It can relate to illness, inner solitude, and inner battles.

There are also seven different chart types as well.  This also has a definite pull on your personality, and how you communicate with yourself.  For example the Splay type usually gives these people very individual personalities.  They also do not care for routine or discipline.  This is something else that I can determine by doing a personal reading for you.

I will never stop writing about the importance of your Sun Sign because it covers 80 to 90% of your personality.  However, getting to know that other percent is important to knowing yourself wholly. 

Careers for your Sun Sign


We need all 12 signs to take on different jobs throughout the world.  We are all born with different strengths for a very specific reason.  There are definitely some careers that fit each Sun Sign based on your Element and especially on your Quadruplicity.  Let's see what they are and why...

Aries
Cardinal - Fire
These people are direct to the point, and natural born leaders.  They are great for starting projects and getting things done.  They don't tiptoe around issues, they address them head on.  They do well in business, they work beautifully under pressure, and they like playing with sharp shiny things.
  • Business Director
  • Military
  • Firefighter
  • ER Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Women's Rights Group
  
Taurus
Fixed - Earth
 These people can organize, and have a great understanding of the tangible.  In a job they look for stability and recognition.  They work great in situations with money involved.  They also all have a very soft spot for music as well.  They love nature, and have an uncanny understanding of the Earth.  Their slow and steady nature draws them to their love of work.
  • Music
  • Real Estate
  • Banker
  • Interior Design
  • Farming 
  • Gardening

Gemini
Mutable - Air
 These people are masters of speech due to their Sign being mutable.  They also work wonderfully with people because of their chameleon like qualities due to their multiple personalities.  Sitting in a cubicle all day with no human interaction is not going to work for this Sign.  Variety is the spice of their life.  Geminis will tend to go through multiple jobs before finding their career.
  • Sales
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Teacher
  • Public Speaker
  • Speech Therapist
  • Radio Personality
  • Acting
  • Entrepreneur

Cancer  
Cardinal - Water
 This Cardinal sign leads softly.  They like being the boss in a nice way.  They are naturally empathetic which makes them beautiful caretakers.  They are wonderful cooks as well, which may lead them somewhere in the culinary world.  They are helpful and understanding which makes them wonderful bosses.
  • Social Work
  • Project management
  • Chef
  • Child care
  • Nurse
  • Oceanographer
  • Photographer
  • Historian

Leo
Fixed - Fire
 These people like doing things their way.  They love being at the center of everything going on.  Someone once said, "Hollywood is made for Leos."  I couldn't agree more.  If they don't make it out in California, owning their own business is always a great option.  That way they get to make the rules, as well as being able to say hello to customers all the time.  Leos like being known whatever it is that they choose for their career.
  • Theatre
  • Business Owner
  • Stock trader
  • Celebrity/Public Figure
  • Dance teacher
  • Event Planner
  • Design

Virgo
Mutable -Earth
 This perfectionist Sign is blessed with the gift of gab due to their Mutable aspect.  They like to work hard and keep order.  They have a natural concern for health which makes them wonderful in nutrition and doctoral career paths.  They are natural born perfectionists that are able to catch every little detail so forensics is great for them as well.
  • Forensics
  • Cop
  • Accounting
  • Librarian
  • Chemistry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Tailors
  • Personal Trainer
  • Nutritionist
  • Editor
  • Doctor/Plastic Surgeon

Libra
Cardinal - Air
 These people like to lead.  They can make everything seem so beautiful and perfect which makes them wonderful in anything with an artistic flair.  They are also wonderful at seeing every single side to any story which makes them very fair people.  Their ruling planet is Venus which is the planet of love, so matchmaking also comes very naturally to these people as well.
  • Art Gallery
  • Judge
  • Referee
  • Matchmaker
  • Fashion Designer
  • Stylist
  • Architecture

Scorpio
Fixed - Water
 Considering their planet Pluto is the planet of death, dealing with the dead is no big deal for a Scorpio.  They are also master sleuths, so detective work fits them perfect.  They just love finding out what happened and why.  This probably explains why I have seen every episode of SVU.  They are also masters in bed.  They also rule the genitalia, so they don't mind talking about the dirty dirty.  Passion of religion is also something that comes to these people effortlessly.  There are many Scorpios that are pastors and nuns.  Billy Graham is a great example of a Scorpio religious leader.
  • Detective
  • Sex therapist 
  • Psychiatrist
  • Religious Leader
  • Undertaker/Funeral Director
  • Coroner
  • Plumber
  • Gynecologist
  • Professional Organizer
  • Post Office
  
Sagittarius
Mutable - Fire
 Being that these people are grouped as a Mutable sign, they can talk.  They are not afraid to communicate what they are thinking.  They are also natural scholars and not afraid to be in front of a crowd.  This makes them great in a lot of areas.  They also have a love for travel which makes them perfect for careers that require them to get up and go.
  • Comedian
  • Professor
  • Advertising
  • Lawyer
  • Travel Agent
  • Missionary
  
Capricorn
Cardinal - Earth
 These people will do whatever it takes to get to the top.  They move up through the ranks at corporations with ease.  They also like being the moving parts behind any big project, which makes them great at heading up and getting projects done.  These people are all about having a solid plan before taking action, which makes them great in the workplace.
  • Executive
  • Construction
  • Geologist
  • Politician 
  • Mountain Climber
  • Sculptor
  
Aquarius
Fixed - Air
 These are the people of the future.  They are always 2 steps ahead of everyone else which makes them great with anything doing with technology.  They can be cold people, but care very much about the greater good of the world.  They are natural humanitarians.  They can also understand machines sometimes better than people which gives them innovation when working with anything mechanical.  Can you say Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto?
  • Computer Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Business consultant
  • Electrition
  • Mechanic
  • Engineer
  • Non-profit
  • Humanitarian work
  • Astronaut

Pisces
Mutable - Water
 These fish are really more like wise old owls.  They are born with an old soul.  They are great with talking to people too.  This is what makes them in any line of work that has them talking to people about deep subjects.  They also love to drink, they are fish after all.  Bartending is something that many Pisces will be attracted to.  They value experience over the almighty dollar, so finding a job they love will have a lot of value to these people.
  • Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Antiques
  • Bartender
  • Sommelier
  • Fisherman
  • Spiritualist/Medium

The Gemini Man


If you are looking for a man that comes home at 6 o'clock on the dot every night to have his dinner served to him and talk about the stock market you do not want a Gemini man.  You would have better luck with a Taurus, Cancer, or Capricorn if you want that kind of monotonous stability.  Gemini men are free spirits, and you will have to keep up with him if you want him as your own.  Being around a Gemini is very unpredictable, and this is because of his two or more personalities that live inside of him. 

This guy most likely loves people.  Whether they are extroverted or introverted, they love being around other breathing bodies.  They have wit, warmth, and beautiful manners.  You will see him talk to someone, and then move onto another acting as a totally different person to morph into what they think that person would enjoy.  Versatility is something they excel at.  This is why they are typically wonderful in sales. 

If you start falling for this man, prepare to be patient.  His head is in a million places at once.  He will take you on one of the most incredible dates you have ever been on while serenading you with words you only read in books.  The very next day he won't answer your calls.  Yes, it is maddening, but that is just him.  The next date you go on he will tell you that he doesn't like fuchsia on you, and you will be wondering where your sweet romantic Gemini went from your first date.  Don't worry, he'll be back.  Just come back at him with, "Well I love the color fuchsia, so that is just too damn bad.  Either get over it or stop looking at me."  He will love it; he may even get down on one knee right there and ask you to be his forever.  This guy needs a woman that can give him freedom while still checking his ass every once in a while. 

This guys is constantly evolving.  He will never always be the same.  That is why the butterfly is associated with this sign. They are free fluttering wherever their hearts desire, and able to change themselves completely.  They are so easy to love, because they are fun and carefree.  If you want to be with him forever you have to allow yourself to morph with him instead of trying to get him to be something he is not.  This guys is smart and will need someone he can talk to, someone he can bounce ideas off of, someone that challenges him. 

You will notice that these people go through friends like socks.  They need different people in their life to feed their appetite for variety.  He just doesn't get attached to tangible things like a Cancer would.  He just doesn't see the value in it.  He's more of a fly by the seat of your pants type of guy.  Geminis like to have two of everything to keep their multiples happy; two hobbies, two dogs, two jobs, etc. 

When it comes to money for the Gemini man, it will just depend on the day.  He may go gambling it all away one night, and then eat ramen noodles for a month straight so he can put extra in his Roth IRA.  This kind of randomness and quirkiness makes him very attractive to women.  They may not even know exactly why they like him, but there is just that something.  Unfortunately, this sign is known for infidelity especially when they feel trapped.  They need to feed their minds constantly, so being with someone jealous and restricting will push him away and possibly make him feel like he needs to be unfaithful for his own sanity.  He doesn't like it.  He just wants to find that one woman that makes that feeling go away.

When you guys get married and have children, he will be a wonderful playmate for them.  He won't judge or smother them.  They may get a little confused when he says one thing is okay to do one day, but not another.  As much as he loves and spoils them, I would not expect him to get them up in the morning.  That is going to have to be your job my dear.  A schedule on the way out the door to remind him of the soccer game later that day will help this man tremendously, and maybe a call and a text too!  

He is not a jealous man in the slightest.  If you want a boyfriend to punch a dude in the face because some random guy grabbed your ass, date a Scorpio.  Geminis are not fighters nor are they jealous.  It is just not really in their nature.  He is a classy guy that will calm you with his eloquent loving words, and you will be happy that you have such a loving caring guy by your side even if he was 45 minutes late picking you up.  

Relationships of all kinds are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold on to some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost. 

Kaleel Jamison

This is a good quote to keep in mind if you are with a Gemini man, everything that is except the sand part.  They are more like a handfull of beautiful silver mercury.  Their planet is Mercury for a reason.  It changes shape, it is beautiful, unpredictable, and unattainable in a way.  That is a Gemini man.  Be his "two of everything" and you will have his cool beautiful soul in the palm of your unrestricting hand.




Libra on the Cusp of Scorpio: October 18 - 23


This cusp combination is a really interesting one.  You are mixing Venus, the planet of love, with Pluto, the planet of death.  Libra is what you are to your core, but you have this mysterious Scorpio side to you as well.  As if Libra women and men weren't already attractive enough, these cusp babies will have that extra magnetic Scorpio pull.  Even though harmony is one of the most important things to Libras, this cusp will be able to deal with extremes a lot better than other Libras.  They also tend to have a tendency to be a bit more emotional as well.   Libras are great at teaching and uplifting people, and having a Scorpio cusp will only heighten that by giving you the ability to empathize with others emotions even better.

Scorpios don't take prisoners.  They are black and white.  Libras are the judge in the court.  They are all gray.  They see both sides to everything.  Having a bit of both will make for an interesting combination. These people definitely have a little stinger, but they really hate using it on someone that pisses them off.  These people aren't in need of a lot of attention, but they will just attract people naturally with their beauty and femme fatale.  You will have your head in the clouds but your feet in the water.  That's a pretty beautiful place to be if you ask me.

These people are flexible, easy going, and persuadable more so than any Scorpio because of that lovely Libra balance you possess.  You will have an easier time expressing your emotions and your skepticism is not as strong as a Scorpios is.  All in all you are like a beautiful fragrant pink rose, but you still have sharp thorns.