Lucky Horoscopes of 2012

2012 started with a luck storm for some really lucky horoscopes. Here is the list of these lucky horoscopes until the end of this year, 2012. Luck will be with these horoscopes during the year 2012. And they can even … Continue reading

Virgoan Freddie Mercury

Frontman and lead singer of the legendary rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury had a vocal range of 4 octaves. He is remembered for his powerful vocal abilities and charisma as a live performer. Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in Stone Town on the African island of Unguja (the largest island of the Zanzibar archipelago – at the time a British colony, now part of Tanzania). His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, were Indian Parsis, descendents of 10th century Persian Zoroastrians immigrants in India. The family had emigrated to Zanzibar in order for Bomi to continue his job as a middle-ranking cashier at the British Colonial Office. Mercury had one younger sister, Kashmira. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, St. Peter’s boarding school near Bombay (now Mumbai). It was at St. Peter’s where he learned to play the piano and joined his first band, The Hectics. He stayed in India for most of his childhood, living with his grandmother and aunt. Mercury completed his education in India at St. Mary’s High School in Mazagon before returning to Zanzibar, from 1955 til 1963.

After a revolution in Zanzibar, he and his family were forced to flee to England, where he pursued a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design at Ealing College of Art. In 1964, while he was only 17, Freddie and his family fled to England as a result of the 1964 Zanzibar Revolution. After moving to England, Mercury became a huge fan of Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Mercury said of Hendrix: “Jimi Hendrix is very important. He’s my idol. He sort of epitomizes, from his presentation on stage, the whole works of a rock star. There’s no way you can compare him. You either have the magic or you don’t. There’s no way you can work up to it. There’s nobody who can take his place.” Another of Mercury’s favorite performers was singer and actress Liza Minnelli. In a 1975 interview, he says of Minnelli: “Liza, in terms of sheer talent, just oozes with it. She has sheer energy and stamina, which she gets across the stage, and the way she delivers herself to the public is a good influence. There is a lot to learn from her.”
 
 
 
In 1966, in England, he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, Department of Art and Graphic Design, where he graduated in 1969. He loved art, and because of that, he often went along with his friend Tim Staffell, who played in a band called Smile. Also in this band where Brian May and Roger Taylor.
When Staffell left the band in 1970, Freddie became their new singer. He changed the band’s name into Queen, and they took on a new bass-player in February 1971, called John Deacon. Their first album, “Queen”, came out in 1973.
 
As a songwriter, he composed many international hits, including Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, We Are the Champions, Bicycle Race, Don’t Stop Me Now, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Released his first solo album, “Mr. Bad Guy”, in 1985. Freddie Mercury was of full Parsi descent, grew up in India, and moved to the UK when he was only 17. Consequently, he was arguably the world’s first Indian rock star.
 
Mercury used his design skills in order to design Queen’s famous crest using his and his fellow band mates’ birth signs: Two lions for Roger and John (Leo), a crab for Brian (Cancer), and two fairies for himself (Virgo).
 
Widely considered as one of the greatest vocalists in popular music, Freddie Mercury possessed a very distinctive voice. Although his speaking voice naturally fell in the baritone range, his singing voice was that of a tenor. His recorded vocal range spanned nearly four octaves (falsetto included), with his lowest recorded note being the F below the bass clef and his highest recorded note being the D that lies nearly four octaves above. In addition to vocal range, Mercury often delivered technically difficult songs in a powerful manner. However, due in part to the fact that he suffered from vocal nodules (for which he declined surgery), he would often lower the highest notes during many concerts. Mercury also claimed that he never had any formal vocal training.
 
As a songwriter, Mercury wrote ten out of the seventeen songs on Queen’s Greatest Hits album, including Seven Seas of Rhye, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy, We Are the Champions, Bicycle Race, Don’t Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and Play the Game. However, by the 1980s, all four members of the band were writing hits. The most notable aspect of his songwriting involved the wide range of different genres that he used, which included, among other styles, rockabilly, heavy metal and disco. Compared to many rock songwriters, many of Freddie Mercury’s songs were musically complex. As an example, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is acyclic in structure and comprises nearly sixty chords. On the other hand, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” is made up of only a few chords. Despite the fact that Mercury often wrote very intricate harmonies, he claimed that he could barely read music.
 
Although all four members of the band Queen were songwriters, producer Gary Langan, who worked in the studio with Queen on many of their early albums, notes that “Freddie was always intensely supportive of other people’s songwriting and would give as much attention to one of the other’s as he would to his own. It was so unlike other bands I’ve worked with where there is an acknowledged songwriter and anyone else who writes one really has to hassle to get it anywhere.” Mercury wrote most of his songs on the piano, often choosing keys that were technically difficult for band mate and guitarist Brian May (e.g. E flat major). Although he possessed only rudimentary skills on the guitar, Mercury wrote many lines and riffs for the instrument, including many of those heard in “Bohemian Rhapsody.” He also wrote “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” on the guitar. In addition to his work with Queen, Mercury produced two solo albums, Mr. Bad Guy and Barcelona, released in 1985 and 1988, respectively. The former was a pop-oriented album that emphasized disco and dance music. “Barcelona” was recorded with the opera singer Montserrat Caballé, whom Mercury had long admired. Although it remained on the UK Album Charts for 23 weeks, “Mr. Bad Guy” was not considered to have been a commercial success relative to most Queen albums. However, in 1993, a remix of “Living On My Own”, a single from the album, reached the #1 position on the UK Singles Charts. The song remained on the charts for thirteen weeks and garnered Mercury a posthumous Ivor Novello Award. All Music critic David Prato descibes “Mr. Bad Guy” as “outstanding from start to finish” and expressed his view that Mercury “did a commendable job of stretching into uncharted territory.” In particular, the album was heavily synthesizer-driven in a way that was uncharacteristic of previous Queen albums.
 
“Barcelona”, recorded with opera singer Montserrat Caballé, combined elements of popular music and opera. Caballé considered the album to have been one of the great successes of her career and said of Mercury, “He was not only a popular singer, he was a musician, that could sit at the piano and compose. He discovered a new way to bring different music styles together. He is the first and only person to have done this.” In September of 2006, a compilation album featuring Mercury’s solo work was released in the UK in honour of what would have been his sixtieth birthday. The album debuted in the top 10 of the UK Album Charts.
 
Over the years, rare Freddie Mercury solo albums have greatly increased in value. For instance, a Japanese single of the song “Guide Me Home” from the Barcelona album is now worth as much as £1,000 ($1,800). Another valuable item is a 1973 cover of the 1969 Beach Boys song, I Can Hear Music recorded under the stage name Larry Lurex. Widely bootlegged, the original record is now a valuable collectible.
 
Mercury collaborated with Michael Jackson on some tracks which were never officially released, including “There Must Be More To Life Than This” and “State of Shock”, which were both leaked to the internet. Mercury also recorded another track with Michael Jackson called “Victory” that has yet to be released to the public. The latter song, released on the 1984 Victory album, was ultimately performed by Mick Jagger and The Jacksons. Mercury was originally scheduled to appear on the Thriller album as well.
 
A Royal Mail stamp called the Millennium Stamp commemorated the life of Freddie Mercury. The stamp caused controversy because Queen drummer Roger Taylor could be seen in the background. At that time, members of the British Royal family were the only living people who usually appeared on stamps in the UK, although this policy has since changed. (The tradition had been broken decades earlier, in 1967 with a stamp for Sir Francis Chichester who had sailed around the globe solo.)
Mercury kept his Indian descent a secret from most of his fans, rarely mentioning his heritage in interviews. He would sometimes refer to himself as “Persian,” perhaps alluding to his identity as a Parsi. Many friends expressed their view that Mercury felt ashamed of his ethnic origins and feared racial backlash in a country that had long been troubled by race riots and violence against Indian immigrants. On the other hand, fellow band mate Roger Taylor suggested that Mercury downplayed his heritage simply because he did not feel that it would fit well with his rock musician persona.
 
The 1999 Millennium Poll, in which six hundred thousand Britons participated, he was voted into the number 14 and 15 spots as a popular musician and songwriter, respectively.
 
Mercury ranked at No. 58 in the 2002 list of “100 Greatest Britons”, sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public.
Two of Mercury’s songs, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Are The Champions” have each been claimed, in separate polls, as the world’s favourite song. Most recently, an Ericsson poll of six hundred thousand people in sixty-six different countries found “We Are The Champions” to be the world’s most popular tune. This contradicts another major poll by Guinness World, which had previously found “Bohemian Rhapsody” to be the world’s most popular song of the past 50 years.
 
The online music community at DigitalDreamDoor has consistently placed him at the number one position on a list of the 100 greatest rock vocalists.
In a list of the greatest English language singers of the 20th century, compiled by BBC Radio, he was the highest-ranked hard rock vocalist, having been voted at the tenth spot. He also came in second in MTV’s list of the 22 greatest singers of the past 25 years.
 
In 2006, Time Asia magazine voted Mercury as one of the most influential Asians in the past 60 years.
 
Rock star David Bowie, who recorded the song “Under Pressure” with Queen and performed said song (together with the remaining members of Queen and Annie Lennox) at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, said of Mercury: “Of all the more theatrical rock performers, Freddie took it further than the rest”. – “He took it over the edge. And of course, I always admired a man who wears tights. I only saw him in concert once, and as they say, he was definitely a man who could hold an audience in the palm of his hand. He could always turn a cliche to his advantage.”
 
Opera singer Montserrat Caballé, who collaborated with Mercury on the Barcelona album said of him, “The difference between Freddie and almost all the other rock stars was he was selling the voice.”
 
Pop star Robbie Williams, who has performed with two of the remaining members of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor, was quoted as saying, “Freddie, if you’re out there and you want to choose any artist to channel your work, please give me an album, or at least a middle eight.”
 
Comedian Mike Myers, whose movie Wayne’s World introduced “Bohemian Rhapsody” to a new generation of listeners, said of Mercury, “He had theatricality, he was larger than life, new, fresh, cool. This is a god that walks as man.”
 
Rock singer Rob Halford said of Mercury, “I was deeply saddened when I heard Freddie passed away. A great performer, a great voice, a great musician was lost to the world. Thank God we have the music to listen to forever.”
 
“I watched him, and I watched him die, and it was so painful for me, because I really loved Freddie Mercury, the way that he just truly went with his voice.” Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.
 
Although singer Axl Rose (of Guns N’ Roses) has long been criticised by gay activists, he was apparently a devoted Freddie Mercury fan. He has been quoted as saying, “If I didn’t have Freddie Mercury’s lyrics to hold on to as a kid, I don’t know where I would be. It taught me about all forms of music. It would open my mind. I never really had a bigger teacher in my whole life.” Rose also performed “We Will Rock You” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Elton John at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
Freddie Mercury was the one rock star mentioned in singer Kurt Cobain’s alleged suicide note (1994): “I haven’t felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music along with reading and writing for too many years now. I feel guilty beyond words about these things. For example, when we’re backstage and the lights go out and the manic roar of the crowds begins, it doesn’t affect me the way in which it did for Freddy Mercury who seemed to love, relish in the love and adoration from the crowd, which is something I totally admire and envy.”
 

freddiemercury_maryaustin001Freddie Mercury had a very close girlfriend named Mary Austin for many years. In the end of his relationship with Austin, the two remained close friends through the years, and Mercury often referred to Austin as his only true friend. In a 1985 interview, Mercury said of Austin, “All my lovers asked me why they couldn’t replace Mary (Austin), but it’s simply impossible. The only friend I’ve got is Mary, and I don’t want anybody else. To me, she was my common-law wife. To me, it was a marriage. We believe in each other, that’s enough for me. I couldn’t fall in love with a man the same way as I have with Mary.”

Mercury claimed to have tested negative in an interview published in 1987, and continued to deny that he had AIDS. Despite these denials, the British press continued to pursue the rampant rumours about Mercury’s health. The rumours were likely fuelled by Mercury’s appearance in the last years of his life: he appeared increasingly gaunt, particularly in his last appearance on film, the These Are the Days of Our Lives promo video, which suggested serious illness.On November 22, 1991, Mercury called Queen’s manager Jim Beach over to his Kensington home, to discuss a public statement. The next day, November 23, 1991, the following announcement was made to the press:

 “Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me. However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease. My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews. Please understand this policy will continue. ”

A little over 24 hours after issuing the statement, Freddie Mercury died at the age of 45. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS. Although he had not attended religious services in years, Mercury’s funeral was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest. He was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery, and the whereabouts of his ashes are unknown, although some believe them to have been dispersed into Lake Geneva, or in his family’s possession. The remaining members of Queen founded The Mercury Phoenix Trust, and organised The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. He left £500,000 to his chef, £500,000 to his personal assistant, £100,000 to his driver, and £500,000 to his partner, Jim Hutton. Mary Austin, his life-long friend, inherited the estate and now lives there with her family.

Freddie Mercury Birth Chart
Born Farrokh Bomi Bulsara on September 5, 1946, time uncertain, most sources give 12:00 PM or 5:10 AM, Sagittarius rising, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania 39E20 6S10. Noon Positions AEDT, Sun in Virgo 11°52′, Moon in Sagittarius 27°19′, Mercury in Virgo 2°36′, Venus in Libra 28°04′, Mars in Libra 16°58′, Jupiter in Libra 26°03′, Saturn in Leo 4°03′, Uranus in Gemini 21°34′, Neptune in Libra 7°24′, Pluto in Leo 12°20′, Eris in Aries 5°22′R. Freddie Mercury passed away on November 24, 1991, London, England, UK.
 
Both Ascendant and Moon in fire (Sagittarius) make Freddie active, energetic, and excitable. Moon in Sagittarius likes to explore and take chances. Sun and Mercury in Virgo make him more serious, dedicated, and conservative than he appears on the surface.The Sun gives him a liking for duty, perfection and detail and Mercury gives him literary and musical skill. Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in Libra make him very musical, artistic, and fashionable as well.Freddie Mercury likes to socialize and party. His best opportunities for advancement come through partnerships and unions. Saturn in Leo makes him somewhat domineering and arrogant, but a fine leader and performer.Uranus in Gemini endows versatility and communicative ability and makes him a literary rebel. Neptune in Libra gives him and his generation a weakness or need for beauty, peace, and companionship. Pluto in Leo gives him and his generation a desire to fully explore their creative potential.

September 2009 Horoscopes

horoscope001With the Sun shining through practical Virgo and Mercury spending most of the month retrograde, make the most of this heady time with extra attention to detail, plenty of patience and a solid plan for the future.

Aries: This transitional month reveals your options for the next few months, at a time when you might feel close to your breaking point. You may wish to act now, but some things aren’t very clear, making it difficult to distinguish your fantasies from what’s really going on.

Taurus: Advancing your romantic skills and creative abilities is on the agenda this August, and the time is ideal for taking calculated risks that reveal your feelings and your talent. It’s time to focus on your playful side and refine your capacity to attract others with charm and grace.

Gemini: This is not an easy month for you, but applying extra effort where it’s needed will allow you to look back at this month with pride and accomplishment. Be on the lookout for opportunities to turn the tide and respond to familiar pressures in a radically new ways.

Cancer: You take yourself seriously this month, yet you may feel as if you’re pushing a boulder up a steep hill. It’s a time to keep an open mind and avoid serious commitments, what you hear is probably not what you get, so turn those information filters up a notch.

Leo: August brings tension to relationships, reminding you to pay close attention to what you own and what you want. You may feel a great sense of urgency to break out of a rut, but this is a long-term process where amazing epiphanies do little to liberate you.

Virgo: Examining relationships is a major theme for you this month, and you’re reminded that losing yourself in a co-dependent connection is not a recipe for long-term success. Your flaws may seem more serious than they are, so even minor changes will have greater impact than you imagine.

Libra: This month finds you pressed to choose between taking a risk and following a more conventional path. Ultimately, this is a turning point, a time to focus your attention on crucial issues and to push through these major changes.

Scorpio: Your heart may be opening with love, joy and innocence this month, but the complexities of the world keep imposing themselves to pull you out of the little paradise you’re creating. A spirit of play stirs your imagination, even when it comes to turning the fire of disagreement into fuel for fun.

Sagittarius: Your struggle between freedom and responsibility is triggered this month, a time when fatigue or frustration can keep you from achieving your goals. Emotions are likely to sway you, so be sure to clarify your expectations in close relationships to keep them growing.

Capricorn: The pressure to change the direction of your life is strong this month, and you could find it challenging to separate your fantasies from reality.

Aquarius: Money matters may arise this month, and you’re reminded to be more intuitive when developing your talents and managing your cash flow. Growth could come in business or personal partnerships, but beware feeling stifled by overly controlling relationships.

Pisces: Your ongoing struggle between personal freedom and committed partnership heats up this month, and you find motivation to take more control of your life. Expect changes in the way you connect with others and remember it’s healthier to make the first move than to sit back and react to what’s thrust upon you.

Virgoan Jackson, Diaz, Reeves

camerondiaz_keanureeves001

Sign of the month Virgo has the symbol of ‘The Virgin’, but the similarity ends there itself. People born under the zodiac sign of Virgo are very devoted to their families. They are not much talkative and mostly stand away from a crowd. However, they will be noticing even the smallest detail. The typical Virgo personality traits include perfectionism. Everything around him has to be just perfect. He is one of those who prefer carrying the exact amount of change for the bread, rather than asking the shopkeeper for a change. He is not much of a party bird, because he basically dislikes crowd. Virgos live in the real world. They neither day­dream, nor wish on stars. One look at them and you will feel that they are overburdened with some worries. However, worrying symbolizes their characteristic profile. Infact, Virgo seems to be on the lookout for it. A Virgo is very conscious of his looks and he will spend hours in front of the mirror getting the crease on his trousers just right. Everything about him has to be perfect, right from the clothes to the perfume. Virgos have this peculiar habit of taking on more work that they can easily manage. Then, they strain themselves beyond limits, often leading to frayed nerves. They may look pretty cool on the outside, but inside, they will be extremely anxious. One thing you can be sure of while dealing with a Virgo, he is totally dependable and sincere. He may lie once in a while, especially when he doesn’t want to go somewhere or do something. However, the lie will be totally harmless. A Virgo is highly critical of the people around him. Everything related to him, including his lover, has to go through his forever-analyzing eyes.

He is finicky about cleanliness, cannot tolerate lazy behavior, hates procrastination and is never blind to flaws and faults, even of his loved ones. He is also quite particular about each and every detail. However, that does not mean Virgos do not have a humorous side. It’s just that as they hate impropriety, they also cannot tolerate sloppiness. If such things do some across them, they become irritable and snappy. However, composure, patience, caring attitude and endurance define their true personality. He may criticize you for your faults, but if you are in trouble, he will be the first person to help you fix up everything. Don’t mention a Virgo’s overly critical attitude in front of him; he will be the first one to deny it. He also seems to be totally blind to his own faults. Virgos have this habit of not being able to sit at the same place for too long and turning restless easily. If you are in love with a Virgo, remember that Virgos express their love with subtleness. You won’t see them shouting ‘I Love You’ from the rooftop. However, that doesn’t mean they are less dedicated than any other sun signs. They are just not able to express themselves fully and lack demonstrativeness. As much as a Virgo likes to help others, he finds it very difficult to accept favors. He likes to be self-dependent and hates to take obligations. He won’t spend too much money on himself, but will be extravagant in case of his loved ones or for those who are in need. In such a case, don’t waste the money or he will be hurt. As far a Virgo’s critical nature is concerned, remember that it’s just his nature. He was just born to notice even the slightest of faults. Infact, A Virgo is the most critical about himself. At the same time, he is very punctual and will not take lateness too lightly. To him, time is of extreme importance. Virgos like small, helpless creatures as much as they like honesty, punctuality, savings, caution and vigilance. They are like the true individualists who have their own, secret way of making the heart memorize.

michaeljackson002

Virgoan Michael Jackson
Born Michael Joseph Jackson on Aug. 29, 1958 time uncertain Gary, Indiana, USA 87W21 41N36. American music legend and performer who began as part of the successful family music group The Jackson 5, later the Jacksons (1966-1990), and who later went solo and conquered the world music scene with his Thriller album in 1982-83. Michael is a strict vegetarian and humanitarian who has transcended racial barriers and who has given of himself unselfishly to the world. He died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest as a result of a drug overdose applied by his personal physician on June 25, 2009. He will be missed by us all. Noon positions CDT, Sun in Virgo 5°50′, Moon in Pisces 11°04′, Mercury in Leo 25°33’R, Venus in Leo 16°41′, Mars in Taurus 21°54′, Jupiter in Libra 28°29′, Saturn in Sagittarius 19°09′, Uranus in Leo 13°29′, Neptune in Scorpio 2°34′, Pluto in Virgo 2°09′, Eris in Aries 9°34’R.

With Sun conjunct Pluto in Virgo, great entertainer Michael Jackson was a very intense and exceptional individual who worked extremely hard and who continuously strived for perfection. Virgos are humble and shy people who live by example showing their love and appreciation through their works and services. Mercury, Michael’s ruler, is in Leo, the sign of show and entertainment, and this is where he will express his core being and thoughts. Mercury here is proud, playful, creative, and very childlike. Venus and Uranus are also in Leo adding resolve, endurance, style, originality, genius, and excitement to his performances. Venus here wants the best and can be very lavish or spendthrift. They are also very generous, playful, affectionate, and possessive. Uranus in Leo breaks rules and records and sets new standards in entertainment. The Leo emphasis in Jackson’s chart is also why he gets along with children so naturally. Moon in Pisces is very shy, sweet, and sensitive, as well as musical and artistic. It is a nice balance to the otherwise overly critical or exacting nature of Virgo. This Moon also produces natural singers and dancers and filmakers and photographers.

Mars in Taurus is the earthy, sensual, and practical side of Michael. You can see this placement when he flares his nostrils -just like a bull! This placement also gives Michael his powerful voice and solid dance moves and his ability to both make and spend lots of money. Jupiter in Libra is a beautiful side of Michael -the perfect host, judge, mediator, and prince or companion. These people are very just or fair and do well as artists, musicians, lawyers, and partners of all kinds. They are very beauty-concious and like to dress fashionably and be that knight in shining armor. Saturn in Sagittarius is both the wild and spiritual side of Jackson. They suffer many moral hardships and go on to become master teachers and even preachers. They have a solid and enduring faith and see life as a series of spiritual lessons. They also make good sportsmen, hunters, explorers, adventurers, travelers, publishers, nature people, and animal caretakers. Uranus in Leo people are brilliantly creative actors and dramatists, see themselves as heroes of the people, and believe in free love and affection. Neptune in Scorpio is subtle, secretive, passionate, and intense, with a natural interest in the dark mysteries of life such as sex, death, and the paranormal. Pluto in Virgo is highly critical or analytical and goes to extremes in work, diet, health, and environmental issues.

camerondiaz001

Virgoan Cameron Diaz
Born Cameron Michelle Diaz on Aug.30, 1972, time uncertain San Diego, California, USA, 117W09 32N43, Sagittarius or Leo rising, uncertain. Actress, model starring in such films as The Mask (1994), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), Something About Mary (1998), and Charlie’s Angel’s (2000/04). Noon Positions PDT, Sun in Virgo 7°29′, Moon in Taurus 27°40, Mercury in Leo 20°32′, Venus in Cancer 21°43′, Mars in Virgo 10°01′, Jupiter in Sagittarius 28°32′, Saturn in Gemini 19°36′, Uranus in Libra 16°12′, Neptune in Sagittarius 2°34′, Pluto in Libra 1°58′, Eris in Aries 13°04’R. Ascendant in Sagittarius or Leo (uncertain) gives Cameron her attractive golden look. Mercury also in Leo gives her a proud, creative, and commanding mentality as well as adding youthfulness to her appearance. Behind the glamorous facade is Sun and Mars conjoined in Virgo -or a practical, down to earth girl, who is not afraid to get her hands dirty. She’s a tireless worker who will do much to help others but must watch her tendency to nit pick and criticize. Moon in Taurus makes her even more down to earth and sensual with a good buisness sense. She can also be a good singer and dancer. Venus in Cancer gives her maternal skills and an appreciation of home and family life. Jupiter in Sagittarius is the eternal student and philosopher who is continually travelling and broadening her horizons. She is very good-natured, and honest, and loves animals and the outdoors and sporting events. Saturn in Gemini is curious about everything and enjoys sharing ideas and experiences verbally or in writing. Uranus in Libra is an attractive placement interested in relationships based on friendship and sharing. Neptune in Sagittarius can’t get enough of travel and learning about new cultures and philosophies. Pluto in Libra wants deep and permanent relationships.

keanureeves001Virgoan Keanu Reeves
Born Keanu Charles Reeves on Sep. 2, 1964, 5:41 AM EET in Beirut, Lebanon, 35E30 33N53. Actor, musician, best known for his role in Speed (1985) and The Matrix series (1999-2003). Sun in Virgo 9°42′, Moon in Cancer 16°19′, Mercury in Virgo 9°58’R, Venus in Cancer 23°55′, Mars in Cancer 21°49′, Jupiter in Taurus 25°52′, Saturn in Pisces 1°02’R, Uranus in Virgo 10°24′, Neptune in Scorpio 15°26′, Pluto in Virgo 13°50′, Eris in Aries 11°03’R, Ascendant in Virgo 14°54′, MidHeaven in Gemini 13°28′.

Virgo rising with Sun, Mercury, Uranus, and Pluto conjunct give Keanu his humble but special persona. It also makes him an extreme perfectionist and service-oriented individual. He enjoys working hard and testing the limits of his endurance. He is very observant, analytical, self-willed, and profound, and is constantly seeking to transcend the limitations of his time and place. Moon in Cancer is very emotional, intuitive, and security concious. This person needs to take care of others. Venus and Mars also conjoined with the Moon in Cancer further enhance his sensitivities and desires to nurture or protect. This man needs a home and family life and a woman who will mother him. He is into housing and real estate and restaurants and museums. He is also a collector and historian. Jupiter in Taurus is a good buisness placement. This person is lucky with money and acquiring property or possessions. Saturn in Pisces is a very sensitive, shy, and sacrificing position. They like to be alone a lot to recharge, reflect, or meditate. Uranus in Virgo is into alternative health, education, and technology. These people are good with computers. Neptune in Scorpio is a generation of researchers into sex, death, and occult mysteries. Pluto in Virgo is a generation concerned with purity, health, and the environment.

Famous Virgoans
Aug 25 Billy Ray Cyrus
Aug 30 Cameron Diaz
Aug 25 Claudia Schiffer
Aug 28 Jason Priestley
Aug 28 LeAnn Rimes
Aug 26 Macaulay Culkin
Aug 31 Marcia Clark

Aug 29 Michael Jackson
Aug 23 River Phoenix
Aug 29 Robin Leach
Aug 25 Sean Connery
Aug 28 Shania Twain
Aug 24 Steve Guttenberg
Aug 27 Tueseday Weld
Aug 31 Van Morrison

Sep 09 Adam Sandler
Sep 10 Amy Irving
Sep 21 Bill Murray
Sep 10 Charles Kuralt
Sep 03 Charlie Sheen
Sep 07 Chrissie Hynde
Sep 16 David Copperfield
Sep 22 Eric Stoltz
Sep 17 Erika Page
Sep 13 Fiona Apple
Sep 01 Gloria Estefan
Sep 09 Hugh Grant
Sep 04 Ione Skye
Sep 18 Jada Pinkett Smith
Sep 19 Jeremy Irons
Sep 10 Jessye Norman
Sep 19 Jimmy Fallon
Sep 18 Jimmy Marsden
Sep 05 Joan Kennedy

Sep 08 Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Sep 14 Kate Millett
Sep 02 Keanu Reeves
Sep 17 Ken Kesey
Sep 05 Kristian Alfonso
Sep 01 Lily Tomlin
Sep 21 Luke Wilson
Sep 12 Rachel Ward
Sep 05 Raquel Welch
Sep 21 Ricki Lake
Sep 06 Rosie Perez
Sep 10 Ryan Phillippe
Sep 14 Sam Neill
Sep 22 Scott Baio
Sep 20 Sophia Loren
Sep 21 Stephen King
Sep 15 Tommy Lee Jones
Sep 11 Virginia Madsen
Sep 04 Wes Bentley

Venus Hooks Up With Pluto

astrology006The fiery Aries Moon is totally pumped up today, for it joins energetic Mars to align our actions with our feelings. Additionally, quicksilver Mercury creates an exciting sextile with out-of-the-box Uranus, spicing the day with interesting conversations, unexpected wit and clever repartee. But something else is pulling us into weird places now as sexy Venus hooks up with passionate Pluto in a complex septile that defies rational understanding.

Aries: You need to be on guard today against your own tendency to respond too quickly when someone interacts with you. Your intensity might be mistaken for anger, but then again, you could actually be angry and not even know it. Either way, take a few deep breaths to check in with your inner world before unconsciously spewing your unresolved emotions onto friends and family.

Taurus: You may wake up from one of those really strange dreams where everything appears so vivid, yet it seems to make no sense, however you try to interpret it. If you are reminded of the nonsensical symbols during the day when something odd happens, it instantaneously brings the entire sequence back into awareness. Don’t try to force meaning onto the mysterious messages from your subconscious. They will work their magic if you simply remember them.

Gemini: Your key planet Mercury is stimulated today by erratic Uranus, challenging you to find an even pace to your day. Thoughts and activities come in spurts; you’re busy one moment and then nothing’s happening the next. Nevertheless, you might not have a problem with this kind of energetic flow because you believe there’s a satisfying surprise for you lurking just beyond the horizon.

Cancer: Others may see you as playing the role of a mother hen, but that’s just because you know what to do and are annoyed that no one else seems to have a clue today. You are willing to jump right in and help, but first it’s wise to make sure that everyone really wants your assistance. If you act out of obligation, your good deeds will only be seen as meddling. But if you act out of love, your presence can be a healing force.

Leo: Today you may find yourself dealing with an unresolved issue at work that already crossed your desk once before in the past week or two. You might be irritated that this pesky situation has resurfaced, but rest assured that it’s a blessing in disguise. Take this second chance to reconsider your previous actions. If, however, you cannot change your plans, they still may need a bit of revision later on.

Virgo: Your key planet Mercury is wired for sound today as its sextile to ingenious Uranus fills your head with the freeing music of radical thoughts. It’s difficult for you to sing along on a traditional song; you’d rather go it alone so you can make up something new and different. Don’t compromise for the sake of maintaining harmony. If a group needs to fall apart; let it. Your relationships with others will be reestablished on a much firmer footing after you have some time on your own.

Libra: Your key planet Venus is in touch with strange tales from the shadows of Pluto’s underworld today, but it’s difficult to know what to do with your stories. The best of your recent experiences may not be appropriate for sharing in all social circumstances. Before you start telling tales consider your audience to make sure that you’re not opening your mouth and inserting your foot.

Scorpio: The Moon aligns with your traditional ruling planet warrior Mars in your 6th House of Work, suggesting that you might need to lose your temper in order to establish or reestablish an important boundary. It may be difficult to know when your job is finished, because you are not following a play-by-play instruction book. Take your time and remember that it’s harder to end an old pattern than it is to start a new one.

Sagittarius: Hope may have been the guiding factor for you recently, but you’re entering a phase where the present moment is more significant than any future possibility. Nevertheless, your utopian dreams don’t need to be shelved; they just need to be moved into the here and now. Instead of compartmentalizing everything, it’s crucial now to keep your life from becoming overly complex.

Capricorn: You might not need to follow all the rules to the letter today since it feels as if you are answering to a higher authority. This is not cosmic permission to perpetuate destructive or reckless behavior; it’s just an invitation to be wickedly ingenious. No matter what you do now, remember that it’s still not a good idea to get caught.

Aquarius: Quick-footed Mercury is zapped by your ruling planet Uranus, the Awakener. There’s no reason to attempt to control this thrilling joyride for the mind. Just fasten your seat belt and let your thoughts take you wherever they will. Although it may feel as if nothing useful will come from this exciting little junket, you could return with an altered perspective that can help you deal with a situation that’s in your real life.

Pisces: It’s challenging for you to make choices today, for reality is peppered with ideas and concepts that have leaked through from your imagination. The bad news is that you may not be able to distinguish the truth from fiction. The good news is that this overflow from your dreams surely makes your life more interesting. Don’t force an issue now; if possible wait until tomorrow to decide.

We may Feel Uneasy

astrology005The Aries Moon ushers in a day filled with variety as the Sun enters restless Gemini to begin the new astrological month. But we may feel uneasy for another reason as friendly Venus forms an irritating quincunx with austere Saturn. We are uncertain about expressing our feelings for fear of reprimand. Meanwhile, our imaginations run wild as mental Mercury dynamically squares the approaching triple conjunction of Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune.

Aries (March 21 – April 19): Sometimes you have to speak first, even if someone else has the floor or otherwise thinks they own the conversation. Your energy demands action, and it’s up to you to make it happen quickly.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Someone is frustrated with you, but they are the ones who are wrong this time. You are doing things your way (that is, the right way) and they need to have a little patience if they want it done right.

Gemini (May 21 -June 21): There may be a few too many large personalities in your family or work group for anything to get done today, unless you take the initiative and ensure that everyone works for the common good.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22): You may offend someone in a fit of passion, but you can walk it back pretty quickly if you think it’s important enough. Don’t hold back, that only guarantees an explosion later on!

Leo (July 23 – August 22): You can have fun clipping your nails or filling out online forms, your energy is so good! It’s one of those days when you ought to be able to take care of all sorts of backlogged tasks and errands.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Try not to let your coworkers or neighbors mooch too much off of you today, you need to marshal your resources much more carefully! You can go back to being everyone’s helper in a few days.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): Even if you’re in the middle of a really intense fling, you need to pull yourself away from romance temporarily today, or integrate it into the rest of your life. You’ve got too much going on to neglect!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): You should try to get your friends to join in your latest cause, whatever that may be. Even if you have to go it alone, you feel that this is something that has to happen for the greater good.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Your new ideas are hotter and hotter today, so much so that you may have to blow off some old projects to get blazing on the new ones! Your creative side is all-powerful when it takes over.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): You need to rearrange your schedule somewhat, if you can’t see why right now, it becomes clear shortly. It’s a great day to ask for a rain check or to postpone inessential appointments.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Push the boundaries of your latest project, you need to really get out there if you want to get noticed! The good news is that you can maintain a certain level of accessability no matter what.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Life is better for you if you hide out for a bit, preferably in plain sight! All you need to do is bury yourself in work, or in a role that very few people take notice of. You should learn a lot!

The Power of Words is Strengthened

astrology004The intuitive Pisces Moon tricks us into believing that we can bypass language and experience the meaning of life directly. It seems as if we don’t need to think or speak in order to feel connected to what’s happening. But the power of words is strengthened as rational Mercury joins the Sun in steadfast Taurus today. We may not have lots of clever thoughts to bandy about now, but the few we do have align us with what we know we must do.

Aries: You can express your core beliefs today in a refreshingly direct manner, without holding back anything that is important to you. Sometimes, other people don’t agree with your perspective and you are quite willing to discuss your differences. Now, however, you are so in tune with what you are doing that once you announce your position, there’s no need to talk about it more unless you wish to do so.

Taurus: You tend to oversimplify things today and this can create problems, especially if someone else believes that what you said completely describes a situation. There is more going on than meets the eye. Be careful, for a little misunderstanding over a missing piece of information can turn an easy discussion upside down. It will be much harder to untangle it than it is to prevent it.

Gemini: It’s not easy for you when your message is lost in the bright light of the Sun. You may be thinking quite clearly now, but even the most intense thoughts can be obliterated, sunburned by the solar radiation, as Mercury disappears into the light when moving between the Earth and the Sun. Be satisfied with what you know but don’t try to convince anyone else today.

Cancer: Your social life might be overly simplistic in your mind today as the plodding Taurus Mercury-Sun conjunction grinds your thoughts to a standstill. The Moon must stand up to authoritative Saturn, so gather your courage and acknowledge the power of your heart. Don’t worry if others want you to get involved with the group dynamics; only join in if it feels comfortable to you.

Leo: Mercury’s conjunction with the Sun fires up your mind and makes you eager to hear others talk about where they are going in life. Listening to people describe their career goals can, in turn, help to clarify yours. Your mind is bubbling over with sensible ideas, making this a great time to initiate action. Don’t wait to receive an okay about any decisions you need to make before you start.

Virgo: If you are fantasizing about doing something that will take you far from home, consider pulling out all the stops and dream it as large as you can. Think about splurging on an airline ticket and heading off on a great adventure or imagine that you are a student and have an opportunity to study something totally different. It may be difficult to transform your thoughts into reality, but simply knowing that Mercury is retrograde can begin to turn things around again.

Libra: You want to do the right thing, but may be challenged to figure out what that should be today. The easy part — with the Moon in emotional Pisces — is to remember that being compassionate goes a long way to salve any memories of being hurt. Paradoxically, by talking about the details of your past, you can open your heart to others.

Scorpio: The Mercury-Sun conjunction is in your 7th House of Partnerships, smoothing ruffled feathers in most of your interactions throughout the day. Still, you may become annoyed if you discover that someone has already made a decision about whom you can and cannot talk with today. Stand up for your rights, but don’t go overboard in the process.

Sagittarius: Although it’s back to work for most people today, you have a higher level of stress now as you attempt to complete unfinished business from last week. It’s not that there is necessarily so much left over to do; it’s just that you can be overly methodical now and might have a hard time broadening your perspective enough to move past the immediate circumstances. Step outside and get some fresh air if you need to clear your head.

Capricorn: You feel satisfied when you have enough safety and security so that you don’t need to worry about the basics. This can free you up to have more magical connections with others, since you won’t have to constantly focus on those things you must have for survival. Go ahead and take a chance by doing something that you’ve never done before. And don’t bother looking for instructions; just apply your psychic powers and proceed with caution.

Aquarius: It’s hard to break out of your own rigidity now as your need for family connections conflicts with your higher spiritual calling. The problem is that if you only listen to the needs of others, you might be left high and dry with unfulfilled emotional desires. Bring balance into your life by encouraging both the personal and humanitarian aspects of your world to continue to develop.

Pisces: Although you might want to believe that all is well, you aren’t shocked today when you run into an insurmountable obstacle. But you aren’t willing to take no for an answer and can work extra hard to overcome any problems that now surface. Unfortunately, sheer determination may not be enough to bring success. Consider easing up on your timetable or changing your agenda. Being flexible can be your secret weapon, so don’t be afraid to use it.