- Religion and Philosophy»
- Astrology & Metaphysics
Astrology - All the Sun Signs - Romantic Magnetics
Sometimes You Don't Want What You Pray For
Icharus Flew Too Close To The Sun -
In Greek mythology there is a character who, through its sense of immortality and might and the joy of its soaring flight, flies so close to the Sun, that it is burnt up. The quest for human intimacy, whether your aspirations are short term or long, can end up being a bit like Icharus' fatal flight. The mine-strewn fields that we human creatures negotiate can lead to short term fun or long term matching, or disappointment, heartache, bitterness and self-loathing. As we pass through the game and its rules, sometimes we can feel that our wings are burning.
The phrase "getting lucky" speaks volumes. It is at once our human way of acknowledging that Lady Fortune and Lady Chance and Lady Fate are all overseeing what looks to be, to mortal eyes, a big social sexual romatic lottery. The whole of our species throws up their collective hands in a sense of gigantic wonder -- How do we manage the whole romantic proposition in the first place? And then all those Ladies mentioned above seem to sing together in a Chorus - Look at all the getting together we end up doing, it's not really that difficult, it just feels daunting. In the end, somehow we have a meeting of the minds, and the bodies and the eyes -- "across a crowded room".
How Does Astrology Help? -
Some think that Astrology just confuses the issue and gets in between those eyes meeting and those hearts humming together in a primitive drum beat of harmony. But alas, we do not give up on other sources of help - Yentls, Computer Programs, Best Friend Match Making and best of all - Blind Dates. So why not throw astrology into the picture? Maybe what you read here will hold you back just a bit (for your benefit). Maybe what you read here will push you forward (to your detriment and adventure). Maybe what you read here will just increase the mix of potential fortune finding factors. Maybe what you read here will engage your brain just when other parts of your body are taking over. Who knows? "It couldn't hurt."
Aries - Male and Female -
The Spring is the time for mating, anciently, so one must assume that Aries, both genders, will be joyous and romping when it comes to their romantic urges. That is probably a safe generalization, astrologically speaking, but now throw in some caveats. Aries are not frivoolous, but they can be impuslvely selfish, and why not -- they know how to have energetic fun almost better than any other sun sign. The question you must ask, you lucky fool, is -- "Is there any depth of commitment?" That's a good question. Aries have to check their own Sincerity Temperature a lot. If you are thinking of the same thing, you will probably bring the issue to the fore. And then the bigger question is do they even want to have their sincerity questioned? An Aries can burn through some cliff top encounters just for the thrill of the view and not feel that bad at all about their efforts. From their rocky peaks they say, "Why worry about the encounter, look at the view!
Taurus - "All That Oxen and Me Without My Sox On!" -
No need to get too graphic here, but the cattle on the top of the hill can make quite a silhouette against the blue sky. Aries might be considered too electrical and dynamic for slower more romantic types. With Taurus, you are dealing with a more plodding and serious minded approach to the topic of love. At a party, if you have a Taurus and they look deep into your eyes, be pretty well satisfied that they are not playing with your sentiments. They like the physical aspects of life. They love the blazing sun, the smooth cud, the blood coursing through their ample bodies and the meeting of the same in another partner. Taurus loves the fun and pleasure, but they are not capricious. If you have been chosen, then they are going to follow through. A Taurus won't change their mind unless you have violated their sensibilities in some way. However, Taurus can also look across the field and down on the blue grass and catch the cut of another gib. Yes. Only because they do appreciate beauty, especially in each other.
Gemini's Twins - "How Many People Do I Have to Get to Know?" -
Geminis can be magnetic and attention-getting and look like a good bet early in the game. Then with both males and females, you have to see how serious they really are. They are not sure themselves, and as the hours or days pass, you can get the feeling that they are "mercurial" and indeed that is exactly what they are. Like Tinkerbell, they can be every where and very compelling to the sparkle-seeking eye. Then they can quickly be on the other side of the room. "Why don't you dance with the one that brung you?" That was probably said to a flighty Gemini. Keep in mind, these people know how to make the pursuit very exciting. Change, flirtation, possibility, and hypnotizing allure all can be Gemini traits. There is nothing like a wild sounding Gemini female who seems for all you can gather, like a really serious potential love. Then, she leaves at 10:30 without saying good-bye. Wow.
Cancer - "Moonchild or Crabchild, I am serious about my intent." -
Cancers consider themselves real catches. And they are really good long term propositions. After all, they are going to build a kingdom from your love. Build a family, establish a home and adorn it beautifully - all of this coming from their intial moon-like moves in the sky and crab-like dances on the beach.. You won't be deceived by a Cancer. But they will be worried constantly about whether they are being deceived, and if they think they are being deceived, they can get back at you. Don't come at a Cancer like you might the more playful and electric types. Come at them with a clear steady look in your eye and a trueness that comes from the center of you. That's what they are looking for, so if you can't manage something akin to that, back off, study your lines and get ready for a great performance. It's hard to fool a Cancer, so don't try. You won't benefit much in the conclusion of it all. This is not a game to Cancer.
Leo - "Lucky You Are If I Smile Your Way" -
A gracious female Leo is usally at the center of a party and she turns her yellow main this way and that so that all can observe her grace. The male Leo will cast his eyes right and left in the same way, watching the rest of the little people. They are sure everyone is looking at them, and sometimes they are right. Leos are filled with sexual vitality, but don't be surprised if they are busy looking at themselves in the mirror and trying to catch their own moves as you are subsumed in rapture. Leos will make you feel warm. Stay close to them so that you can catch the warmth and the grandeur. This can feel really good to the partner. The question to ask is about long term intent. Something about their style can make you feel insecure even when they are sincere.
Virgo - Some Stay Virgins For A Long Time -
Virgos are Virginal, and thus can be susceptible to the vagaries of seduction and romance. However, also because they are Virginal, if they feel cheated, abused, treated shabbily or someone has been "untrue", they will react with disappointment and criticizm. So if a Virgo offers themselves, they are not only giving their heart, they are giving of their Virginal beings. This offering comes with a Virginal sense of Self Respect. The Virgo is always thinking of perfection and properness. Romance is right in the center of this sense of Self-Respect. So they see this interaction as crucial to their lives. They are not impulsive, whimsical or cavalier about their love lives. Like the Cancer, they are serious and intense about romance. Just because the Virgo grows older and becomes more and mature, do not think that your Virginal Love will lose this sense of openness and innocence. This is a gift that they give their loved ones for their lives.
Libra - "I Am The Best At This - Its All In the Art of It". -
Libra is probably the most technically artistic and effective at the Act of Love. In a mind of beauty, they see romance as the quintessence of what is beautiful. Since they are the only inanimate sign, they draw their energies from what they do. Well, if there is anything that provides energy, it is romance, relationship and the glorious encounter. Libra, since they have this point of view, may not be that attached or dependent upon you. The Art, in a sense, almost comes before the person. When you have a Libra, you have a good lover, but when you have a Libra, you don't necessarily have the Libra's Heart. The Libra is always looking for their own Heart, and thus when you ask them for it, they may not be able to deliver it in wholly satisfying way. However, their grace and balance and beauty will most likely satisfy all those who come in contact with it. Libra does always offer someone to be on your arm, as the years pass, they can look the best at this part of love. Their graciousness will be an asset.
Scorpio - "Mating Can Be Dangerous - But Danger Can Be Fun" -
With Scorpio you have a person who sees Sex bound up with Life and Death and Meaning and Purpose. War and Love and the Essence of Everything - all around tied up with each other. You might be seeing an idea here. Don't mess with Scorpio, unless you want a whole lot of drama with you on the receiving end of animosity. But the Scorpio, since they see love as so woven into meaning, will offer you a romance that is full of fire and heat and purpose. No frivolous spring encounters here. Scorpios truly view love as important and bound up with their own sense of personal meaning. You can say that everyone does that, but oh, not quite like the Scorpio.
Sagittarius - "I Leap Fences In A Single Bound. Keep Up."
Sagittarius is full of play. They love a romp. See the horse galloping along the path, throwing its head this way and that, checking out the horse on the hill and stopping to get to know the horse at the trough. Hold it. Leap over there. Jump that fence, and there are even more potential encounters to have. They are not necessarily promiscous, it just seems that they have more opportunities than the average Sun Sign. One was heard to say, "Oh you are just critical of me, because I am so much more fortunate than you. If you had all of my opportunity, you would be just like me." That argument, upon observation, seems to have a trueness to it. The Archer is always reaching out, and shooting for far off opportunity. The far off can be accessible with the bow and arrow. Sometimes, it seems that they are after that which is distant, when what is close is nearby and obtainable. That makes the Sagittarius fasinating and fun and adventurous. This fun is a part of the mural of love and drama, but for those who don't see this whole thing as truly fun and challenging, and simply want a loving sincere relatiionship, might want to back off a bit.
Capricorn - "If You Qualify For My Love, I Will Take You to the Heights." -
One Astrologer once said, "Capricorns think sex is funny." Its not that they are seriously laughing at the act, it's more that achievement and purpose don't seem to always to fit in with the physicality of love. It is as if they don't see a big important meaningful reason to participate. Of course, they end up getting the point of love, and put it in its rightful spot, but they have to put it in the context of their whole life. This makes the Capricorn a good mate, and one who will probably constantly be surprised that love actually does have some over riding and inportant overtones. Things like Joy and Distractiion and Blissful Moments that can be treasured. They just have to think all of these things through. Capricorns are not jump into bed types. It they seem to be so, its because the romance fits into some grander plan that has to do with a position on a board, or a new mate, a job, or a pending divorce of which others might not be aware.
Aquarius - "I Know I Am Worthy. Are You Worthy of Me?" -
The Aquarius can be perplexing when it comes to one-on-one intimacy. Since they have a broad view of things, the personal tete-a-tete of love can be distracting and confusing. "What are we doing here? How does it fit into my understanding of things?" Aquarius is caught up in their waterbearer meaning so much that they can become utterly self-absorbed. This is a dichotomy, but makes total sense. Since they are always on their own mission, they have to keep on making constant inner reference to the Self. Its hard for them to lose themselves in love. And they can lose their direction in romance easily. They don't doubt their worthiness, and can be unsure of you. If they end up valuing you though, they will be committed because you fit into their big picture. Of course, if their big picture changes, you might not be in that picture. Aquarians can be kind hearted and loving and warm. Love can ground the Aquarius and make them sounder friends and better at all these human things called relationships.
Pisces - "I Can Take You To the Depths of Emotion and Make You Feel Loved." -
If you get a Pisces who is in love with you, you will get to participate in the deep and watery subworld where emotions, psyche, romance and the unconscious all merge. A Fish can take you to worlds that are awash in sweetness and Neptunian Mystery. Or they can be depressed all the time and make you wonder why things can't just be simple and direct and physical. So, with a Pisces, you have to figure out who they are and where they are at a psychic and emotional level. Once you find that out, if you love it and want it, you will be able to enjoy the trip. Sometimes they can be unpredictable and seem to be leaving you when you thought they were coming at you. This can add to the unpredictability of love. Don't worry, Pisces will still be with you, if they feel that deep love for you. But if they don't, they can be perplexing. Participate, but do not be surprised when the current leads the relationship into underwater coves that you have not seen before.
The phrase "getting lucky" should have a different meaning for you now. See the whole drama as the stage on which you are allowed to participate in this most glorious of Human Interactions. You are lucky because you can hit and miss, and try and fail; You are getting lucky because you can see and touch and feel all the human variety that exists. Getting lucky is being able to experience yourself as you adjust and adapt to all of the High Drama of Astrological Vibrations in the Act of Love.
Check out Christofer's New Website: www.astrologygetalong.com.