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Or is my skepticism oh so very Gemini of me? Good luck. Never believed in these until I read a personal profile on my sign and I am text book Libra and too diplomatic and indecisive for my own good. Always wondered though about premature kids though- my girlfriend is a Leo by birthday but a Scorpio by predicted due date and she fits a Scorpio profile better? Veryyy confusing. I just want someone to laugh at all my jokes and banter with me using hilarious grammar puns and esoteric pop culture references.
And to rewatch The Craft with me. Post that on science. Hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East — powers of air and invention. Hear us. I love reading horoscopes and this was awesome. I am very much a Virgo and it was cool to read about how I would interact with other signs. There are so many Capricorns in my family and we are all stubborn and practical and reserved and over-think things. I love this post so much! For the record, my partner is a Libra. Now tarot cards, on the other hand…. Ah, tarot cards. It works great!
She lifts me up while I help keep her grounded. Round and round it goes …. Unbelievers beware! This post just adds to my new obsession. Aries and Scorpio are a homicide waiting to happen. Pretty funny, and even if by coincidence, accurate. I reeeeeeeeally disagree. And also all the rest. I never feel right in these! Libra here, Sag rising, moon in Scorpio. Loved this!!!! I am a Libra and always thought that 2 Libras were meant for each other cuz of the balance thing!
What does this dot have to do with me? This makes no sense. What are one of those dots and or connections you may ask? What does MBTI have to do with astrology you might ask? You just have to learn to decipher that map, learn to observe and connect the dots because those dots start coming together and once they come together, they create the bigger picture. Hence, the upcoming AS astrology installments, where Kate will talk about the other signs and what that all entails. They are merely symbols, an abstraction that tries to explain certain phenomena. Then you have other stuff such as houses that gets more complex.
In Renaissance times, astronomy and astrology were almost inseparable, and Johannes Kepler, who proposed that the planets have elliptical orbits around the sun, worked as court astrology to a succession of German emperors. You could say that our knowledge about the structure of the solar system and the motion of the planets comes from astrology, but that does not give any validation to beliefs in astrology.
If there is no explanation, and you are required to believe without questioning, astrology becomes like a religion minus the prayers. MBTI has been heavily criticised for its lack of methodological rigor. You are both looking at it through belief and because of that, you fail to understand my point.
My point? You can still learn something from astrology, MBTI, other personality systems and make interesting connections and those connections, whether they are epiphanies or some other thing, do not require belief. Some of that information is not always insightful or useful, but sometimes it is and you can use what is useful to broaden your perspective on things in general. No, I just disagree with you. Pretty much everything requires belief. But too often, as in the original post, there is no mention of that and people believe or let others assume that the alignment of celestial bodies actually does drives personality and destiny.
I also still think that requires belief, belief that the symbols in those systems have meaning, that they are a useful way to organise your thoughts, that certain archetypes can tell us certain things about the human condition, etc. Actually, no, everything does not require belief and that is the main thing I keep trying to point out, specifically with astrology.
You can utilize astrology without believing in it, just like you can utilize the MBTI without believing in it. Of course, there are other ways of thinking, but in this particular context, the concept of abstract and concrete thinking seems to illustrate the difference as to the nature of how belief can be viewed, or not.
You might feel the same way about what I am saying. Fair enough. Unfortunately, those discussions seem to be a needle in a haystack.
If the aim is to increase knowledge about oneself, why would you use a source that lacks any credibility? In a way, astrology serves as a history to modern day personality systems. By bridging these gaps, you get a better in-depth understanding of the self and or the nature of others. I got interested in personality systems a few years back. You might ask, so what is the point then or why do you care about this?
Language is a form of symbolism. Not everyone understands languages and or symbolism as thoroughly as others. Carl Jung further advanced the concept of archetypes. What are archetypes? Archetypes according to the very first line of wikipedia is a universally understood symbol, term, statement, or pattern of behavior, a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated. You ask that if my aim is to increase knowledge of oneself, why would I use a source that lacks credibility? Quite simply, astrology is not a source for credibility, nor is it a source for belief, which I keep reiterating.
You can still utilize something without believing in it, you can still learn or take something away from it, without believing in it. Ideas are open, beliefs are closed. Does that clear things up? I hope so, because my head is about to explode, LOL. The simplification of personality types for efficient study is fine, but the arbitrary designation of these personalities because of when you were born is what most people find absurd about astrology. That can some across to people as being intense and focused and successful. Weirdly, I found myself thinking season as an influence on birth made the most sense — in terms of possible environmental influences on embryonic development.
Prolly moreso in past times. Seasons also vary geographically though, along with diets, movement patterns, and everything else you described. Excuse me…I am mildly offended being an aries train-wreck. It may be true, but only some of the time okay?
Been with two Virgos. Also Virgos can be a bit selfish. So I guess that works too, or not. Capricorn on the cusp with Sagittarius here. Three of them had birthdays within two days of each other. In fact, two of them had the same birthday. Very lucky Taurus sun signs to be with you. I am not a Taurus but sun, venus, juipter and mercury are in Scorpio. You are a beautiful woman on every level. I have a lot of aquarius in my chart.
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Good luck beautiful. But, I must say, the Gemini description is startlingly accurate. Will I now go around asking random women their signs? I dub thee zoDumped. Interested parties should inquire within. All applicants will be considered regardless of astrological orientation. But when I was 16 and my mom offered to buy me my first tattoo, I got a scorpion right on my lower back.
Sorta regret the placement, but I still like it. Detailed, hilarious information and beautiful artwork. Just excellent article altogether. Capricorn here, have done the long term with another Capricorn, can we say Procrastination to the max, both of us really… but ugh! My other uhaul choices, are more in the friend spectrum, never really successful in the love spectrum, though I tried.
I actually have some close friends to this day that are Tauruses, the one i tried to date… um no, lots of drama, lots of need for her to be in control, and not in the good way ;-. Also was with many Scorpios, they are stubborn, they think they are all that in bed, yawn…not really. But such intelligence and passion nonetheless. The one Virgo, was for a long term relationship too, lovely woman, but the jealousy was too much, in the long run.
But hey live and learn, and break the rules. Now I am with a Gemini, going on 2 years… and yes, opposites attract, she calls me on my bullshit, she fills my heart with joy,we compliment each other very wonderfully. I love how positive she is, and our sex life awesome! Great article, brought back a lot of memories. I could not stop laughing because not only does the bio fit me perfectly but also the awesome drawing looks exactly like me. Go Gemini! Sun and rising sign in Taurus here, and I love this stuff.
I am a Taurus through and through. My absolute best friends in the world are Leo and Aries, and my most successful romance was with a Pisces. I LOVE this so much! I am a full believer in astrology in terms of birth charts not so much daily horoscopes. Im a libra with sagittarius rising sign and a capricorn moon so other can get a little confused once they really get to know me and see my inner capricorn control freak that I try desperately to ignore. But my libra sun and sagittarius rising sign blend pretty well.
I have not yet been in a relationship but I agree as far as friends go with everything you said. I have had a lot of tumultuous friendships with aquarius sun signs though but that may be in part because of my capricorn moon. Also even though I am a libra, I am not the life of the party and dont like too much attention. I am a Virgo and I recently dated a Cancer.
I was in a relationship with a Virgo before. Towards the end I stopped and that person never did. Anyway, I do sometimes like to read these things and this was a slightly different, yet interesting, take on astrology. Would have been better if I had seen that picture…. So, so much.
When I worked at an old bookstore one summer, I was given the metaphysical section to stock and curate. This is so cool and so well put-together! A lot of it was really accurate, but I would not consider myself a social butterfly, and I absolutely hate going out to clubs. I would definitely rather stay in with my Cancer best friend and love watch Doctor Who rather than hate watch the L anything.
Cause that would be kinda cool…. Poly relationship? I just thought of some bad pick-up lines based on me being a fire sign, for the other types of signs. I am even wearing a shirt similar to the woman in the cancer photo. I did not know we were so generic. I dated an Aquarius…it was an experience. I get confused with this cuspness. You know you do that shit too…. Some love for a Taurus here? I am a hopeless romantic. Totally agree on being comfortable too.
I feel a little let down because astrological descriptions for Aries all tend to describe someone as hot-headed, competitive and aggressive… which I am not AT ALL. In fact, Pieces and Taurus better describe my personality. On my 25th birthday, some friends threw me a party at our local gay bar. Regardless, since then whenever someone brings the Zodiac into a conversation, I think of that, her, and am pretty much turned off.
Sooo, in the spirit of good fun, this Taurus girl is setting out to find her perfect Capricorn,.. Loving your work :o Feels like this was written with humour, empathy and the perfect balance between providing enough relevant info to be useful without going OTT.. Am just enjoying every day as it comes and not questioning or analysing it. I agree with the Pisces and cancer match, and the scorpio one also! But Scorpios always seem to want one thing hahaha.
Remember these are only sun signs! So true! Fell for an Aquarius. God, her hands were gorgeous. Aries U-haul compatibility with an Aquarius? They will use all my things without asking and will be selfish with the space. And the Virgo thing is also wrong. Virgos love to fall for me. Anassa Kata!! Greetings from Israel. I just joined autostraddle. I am known as OldLadyKlainer on tumblr. She goes to college.
I am a retired chef and English teacher; currently I do clothing alterations at home. I crochet, knit, quilt, cook and read ferociously. I look forward to reading your columns in the future. So nice to meet you. Pisces with a Pisces. Especially the staring in the eyes bit. Yeah, do a LOT of that…. Been dating almost a year and have yet to really argue.
This is totally off. I love all fire signs actually…. Taken in combination with your sun signs, you may find that the parts you disagree with are right on the money with the Venus signs. The only way I can figure it is that personality-wise I must be some kind of mad combination of the two. It is true that I need my personal space but I also crave so much my very active social life and have past experience of being absolutely miserable without it.
Somehow combined within one person, I can only give a sardonic recognition giggle and come to the same conclusion. My gorgeous Pisces girlfriend of 2-years-and-counting however indeed seems a perfect fit for either, and is absolutely a perfect fit for me! Fellow Leo here…. Thanks for not making me stoop so low as to take advice aimed at straight men. OK so as a Scorpio sun and rising I believe that I totally relate to my sign in every aspect, but I do not fit with the zodiac match ups.
Anyway awesome post , thuroughly enjoyed reading through! It surprises me how much we have experienced in common. Am a Gemini and I hate how much truth these words speak. Ok, I totally agree with this on a surface level. Strictly going by sun signs. Your whole chart should be taken into consideration. My partner and I have more in common under the surface than our sun signs would have you believe.
The trains collided, exploded into flames, and then they re-materialized and did it a few more times just to emphasize how wrong I was in thinking that could have ever worked. I believe in astrology. I am a cancer and no luck with aries! And aquarius…I think my moon is aries and Scorpio rising.. And where is that pic of you? This was pretty spot on! Me being a Sag, and my girlfriend being a Pisces, it was pretty accurate!
This post is true in some cases but honestly, both of us love being with each other and all. She is bossy and rude sometimes ok, most of the times and I am always arguing. We met when I was 13 in school. I find that my Venus in Scorpio is so more important in my own chart regrading relationships, whereas my Sun ego in Libra is more applicable to my work and other projects. Very informative and entertaining!
Hi mates, how is all, and what you would like to say concerning this article, in my view its actually amazing in favor of me. So far, it has been a communication challenge because us Gems are more mental, so we seek that stimulation and communication is key.
My Cap seems to appreciate life at this point in life so we enjoy each others presence as Gems like to be child-like at times. She was able to calm me and help me look through the situation. She stays on me as far as task, and I stay on her as far as goals and making sure she holds up to what she says she will do. We also put in a lot of effort and compromise into making our relationship work which is most important aspect aside from communication.
Any sun sign combo can work with these two things. This blog was… how do you say it? What you said about our pairing is pretty damn spot on, too! What may you suggest about your put up that you simply made a few days in the past? Any sure? Good read. Compatibility differs when it comes to friendship, sex and relationship. Some are spot on in your analysis here but if one is truly honest and have had lived expansively, one will agree that to each his own and that everyone is very different.
Sex wise, I consistently find a few tried and tested signs that can seriously quench my hunger for immense satisfying pleasures; and some, I would never ever touch with a mile long pole even if they looked like a Greek god-dess! Good attitude is key. Sexiness with mutual respect is seductive and addictive. Using horoscopes to filter hookups-frens-partners may limit the sampling size, but I rather be sane, grounded, harmonious and alive than dragging closeted mental case residuals and debris along.
Yes indeed there are exceptions to the rule in anything but sadly, way too far and in between for me to take the chance again and again. Trust your own instincts when connecting with someone new or those who have yet to earn your trust. Observe, take notes, remember common patterns and always ask for their star signs.
Trust me, they will be enamoured to know for themselves. Holy crap sensual excellence!!! Less talk more action. So good. But DANG is the physical part good. Spiritual and physical bliss. A Taurus with some water in their chart is a good choice. I want to say a very big thanks and appreciation to Robinson. I pray God almighty give you the strength and wisdom to help more people having similar problem like mine. Do you want your ex lover back? Do you want to get pregnant? Do you want your husband to appreciate you?
Do you want to be famous or rich? Do you want to be a celebrity? Do you your business to grow excessively? Do you want to be honorably good academically? Do you need a job? Do you need a husband? Do you have problem in your marriage life? Just in case, you know , you were wondering. Related: astrology epic feature featured greatest hits how to be gay lesbian dating more like this queer horoscopes.
Kate Full-time writer, part-time lover, freelancing in fancy cheese and cider. Kate has written articles for us. You May Also Like You need to login in order to like this post: click here I love this. Log in to Reply. You need to login in order to like this post: click here You are a witch. The Cancer one is my bio and also contains the bio of my relationship. Get outta my head. Also, everything written about Pisces is so true! That is all.
Thanks for sharing! You need to login in order to like this post: click here Yay for cusps! You need to login in order to like this post: click here Me too! You need to login in order to like this post: click here Me three! We are all extra super best lesbros with ourselves. April 19 here!! You need to login in order to like this post: click here but really, I am totally an aries, and my ex is totally a taurus, and it was not soul-crushingly beautiful and we are not lesbros forever.
You need to login in order to like this post: click here As another Aries April 15th, so not a cuspian who dated a Taurus, I had literally the exact same train of thought. You need to login in order to like this post: click here same. You need to login in order to like this post: click here April 18! You need to login in order to like this post: click here 17th!
You need to login in order to like this post: click here eee, me too. You need to login in order to like this post: click here Actually, everyone has a rising sign. Usually the main three are sun, moon, and rising. Need help figuring out what to get an ultra-emotional Pisces?
Or maybe you want to get the perfect thing for the ultimate perfectionist aka Virgo in your life?
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Never fear, our super-comprehensive guide to astrological gifting will help you find the right gift for every sign under the sun. The Aries in your life would be proud to wear this shirt and support the work of these fearless people. Then, after a rough day of fighting in the streets, your Aries fireball might enjoy a little pampering. Why not this invigorating and luxurious set from Aesop?
Also, if you want to get something made-to-order, this embroidery hoop from Etsy store YesStitchYes is the perfect gift for an Aries who lacks art in their home. This quote from Nicki Minaj is perfect—even though she might be a Sagittarius, there's not an Aries in the world that hasn't woken up with this thought in their head. Why not affirm their fire? Speaking of art, did you know that legendary artist Yayoi Kusama is an Aries supreme?
And, this bold design throw pillow is the perfect Zodiac-themed gift to grab at Urban Outfitters on your way to the gift swap. TAURUS The Taurus in your life craves material tools for guiding them toward a deeper and more fulfilling practice of personal sacred ritual. So, it will do just the trick.
This sexy pouch is large enough to protect most of your Taurus's precious materials, whether they be books, Tarot cards, fancy Korean skin-care products, or a note someone gave them in sixth grade. For a Taurus, home is a sacred place. The scent of these handmade incense sticks from Norden, compromised of all-natural essential oils like Ojai, Frankincense, Cypress, Palo Santo, and Idyllwild will more than complement their tasteful and sensual decor.
I love giving people the gift of knowing what true creative geniuses their own signs can be. A Taurus doesn't really need a lot of frills, though they like frills, what they need is to feel good as often and as wholly as possible. You not what feels good? Cannabis-infused Lubricant. Talk about fusing the spirit of Venus and the power of the Earth Mother. This Essie kit features wintry corals paired with a classic December silver and deep blue. It's highly probable that the Gemini you love rarely rests their hands, often picking up new tools and techniques.
Making up Tombow's color encyclopedia are three sets of three books of pencils, 90 colors in total. This is the third edition, curated to reflect the contrasting hues of a seascape. Drawn from events such as the Buddha's birthday, esoteric festivals, and artistic and occult history, the diary touches on the lives of characters such as Ursula K.
And, if there's anything a Gemini loves more than planning, it's lots and lots of useful information. This set of recordings—made for Voyager 1, a space probe launched by NASA in —was made as a hopeful record of humanity on Earth in case of… encounters. The peace and quiet, or the singular experience of one song and nothing else, will raise them up into their highest selves. The newest version of these comes with Alexa, but I don't think any Gemini benefits from a bot in the head. CANCER Give Cancer what they want, what they really really want: a relaxing evening so personal and supreme, they will forget they ever felt a negative feeling about the moon.
Every single Cancer I've ever known has the wildest dreams. And if they love you, then they want to tell you all about them. Save yourself from having to feign interest in an hour-long journey that has no meaning to you by gifting your sweet imaginative friend the Wander Dream Journal with "uniquely designed elements that guide your journey with simple prompts. Keep track of your dreams with six variables: emotion, sleep quality, time, color, viewpoint, and type. Help the magic Cancer in your life burn their cardinal energy with this elegant moon-etched jar of long black matches from Skeem.
Each bottle features a striker strip on the back for quick and dirty spell casting. Yes, Cancer is ruled by the moon, and the moon is ruling this gift guide. The more moons the merrier. Invite your Cancer to start off knowing every time they'll have one of their famous mood swings with this luminous moon phase calendar from Circle and Crescent.
A Cancer's place is in the bedroom, building their own bio-dome and nursing each and every ache like one does a small child or injured animal. Give them this Huggable Sloth Heating Pad to complete the scene and make sure they stay being too cute for their own good. LEO The Leo in your life deserves a big rest after the long, hard year.
Inviting in ease, warmth, pleasure, and joy, you can use this bath salt blend to set intentions of nurturance and care. It's lovely to gift yourself or to gift to someone who is coming out of a difficult or complex time. It can be a sweet reminder of what is possible when we return to ourselves and make time for rest. Yes, "rose" is the key word for Leo-centered gifts, since Leo's powers are centered at the Heart Chakra, and that's what Rose Quartz is all about. The Tarot card associated with Leo is Strength; this handmade Fuerza La Vela candle is all about magical strength Leo seeks to offer others.
One only offers what one can sustain so, help them sustain it. Laura Aguilar might have been a Scorpio, but her powerful, proud, work, is just the thing to spark Leo's quest for grace. A Chicana photographer who is most widely known for black-and-white nude self-portraits that are frank and self-assertive, yet deeply sensitive and poetic, gift your Leo this retrospective reflection of Aguilar's work. Your vain Leo friend will be forever grateful, and they'll use that little pink pouch until they die.
How about a lump of coal? Okay, you got me, not a lump of coal but this compact Chikuno Air Purifier made of charcoal from Kyoto, Japan. I promise you, your Virgo will love the pun and set up instantly cleaning their air pockets. Delightful to Mercury-ruled Virgos, this wine features a tech element "with an AR-enabled app that brings the Mendoza vineyards to life, capturing the property's watchful owls as they survey the estate, standing guard as dust devils or 'remolinos' make their way through the vines.
This book , a product of her awe-inspiring retrospective at the MoMA this summer, is a must-have for any art-loving Virgo in your life that yearns to touch fearlessness and embody a radical intellect. And, get this, it boosts your intuition and wisdom. Not that your Libra needs it, of course, but it can't hurt!
Speaking of aesthetic, your beauty-loving Libra will love one of these gorgeous HAY George Sowden Water Bottles which not only keeps beverages both hot and cold but clearly doubles as a sculptural object. Maybe your Libra is trying to kick her coffee habit, or maybe she just likes to switch up for the sake of… ahem… balance.
Either way, she'll love this beginner's matcha kit which includes high-quality components like a whisk made by Japanese craftsman and Kiri-no-Mori matcha. Also, your airy Libra will love this small-batch trio of crystal-charged essential oil roll-on's lavender-rose-sage trio featuring an organic lavender essential oil with an amethyst crystal inside protection, purification, focus, success ; an organic rose essential oil with a rose quartz crystal inside awakens the heart, stimulates imagination ; and an organic sage essential oil with a pyrite crystal inside each roll-on confidence, creativity, willpower.
Thank you, Jeff. Scorpios are known for their deep penetrating eyes. After all, what Scorpio can resist something that boasts: "Five must-have shades let you reclaim your divine feminine energy.