Leo Horoscope Compatibility Guide

January 26, 2011 by  
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Leos are loyal, honest, and tend to commit to something for life. Leo craves admiration and praise, but is often good-natured and the last one to give up at just about anything. Leos can often become pouty if they don’t get their way, and are creatures of habit that find routine to be one of the most essential elements of their life. They have a flair for the dramatic at times, and are also attracted to flashy adornments and fashion.

When a Leo is loved and respected, they are often warm and reciprocating. However, when the Leo’s love is met with a lack of appreciation, they have a tendency towards depression, self-pity, and destructiveness that is often uncharacteristic of their nature. Leos are likable people, but they can also be stubborn and self-indulgent. It is often difficult for a Leo to take the initiative in a relationship or be assertive in matters pertaining to work.

It is within Leo’s nature to be lazy, but also caring of those close to them. Leo is often regarded as somewhat childish, but he is also proud and headstrong. This sense of determination makes it even harder for Leo to give up.

There are several astrological signs that Leo is extremely incompatible with, but relationships with compatible signs can prove to be very fruitful and long-lasting for Leo. Leo’s stubborn ways and headstrong nature makes him and unlikely match for any Scorpio or Taurus. Virgo has little patience with Leo’s self-indulgent ways, and Leo is often to overbearing and dramatic for Cancer.

However, the adventurous, spontaneous ways of Sagittarius often pair well with Leo. Aries and Libra are also both fairly headstrong, but they know when to give in to Leo. In arguments and relationship matters, an Aries or Libra will often back down from a Leo. Leo is drawn to Libra’s dramatic and whimsical ways, and Libra brings stability and balance to the relationship. Gemini’s easy-going nature and penchant for humor can lighten up any downtrodden Leo, and Gemini is tolerant of Leo’s self-indulgences. Gemini and Aries have no problem showering Leo with praise and admiration.

Sagittarius, Aries, Gemini, and Libra are all the most compatible astrological signs for Leo, both in terms of love and other relationships. There are also two variable signs in terms of Leo horoscope compatibility that could go either way. Two Leos often understand each other well, but feuds can be disastrous, since neither one knows how to give up. If one or the other learns how to let the other one vent without fueling the fire, compromises can result in a highly successful, lasting relationship. Aquarius is also a variable sign in terms of compatibility for Leo. Aquarius can help cool the flames of Leo’s fiery nature, but Aquarius is often not one for glitz and glamour.

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Scorpio Love Compatibility Guide

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In relationships, Scorpios are often sensitive and prone to being hurt. At the same time, they usually do not like hurting others, and will avoid conflicts with others. However, Scorpio is usually temperate, tolerant, and level-headed. When they feel wronged, they may become vindictive or even vengeful, which is usually uncharacteristic of their nature.

Scorpio will always seek to add value to the relationship, sometimes trying to “improve upon” their partner. They expect their mate to reciprocate, however, and often look for someone that can help them get ahead or achieve their goals. Relationships often begin as something seen as opportunistic to Scorpio, but can transform into meaningful, lasting love that knows no bounds.

Scorpio may keep their personal feelings to themselves, refusing to vent for the sake of “keeping the peace.” Their strong emotional nature means that an unsatisfying relationship can quickly become disastrous. A Scorpio never forgets the bad things that have happened to them, sometimes carrying grudges for a long time.

Scorpios favor long-term, committed relationships, however, and they are one of the most loyal signs in the Zodiac. Most Scorpios are very creative, and may have hobbies of an artistic nature. They crave new experiences and enjoy the challenges of attempting things that others cannot accomplish.

Scorpio’s compatibility with Cancer and Pisces is perhaps the most potent. Both Cancer and Pisces are easy-going, level-headed signs that will not disrupt Scorpio’s sense of peace and harmony. Cancer probably has a better understanding of Scorpio’s emotional nature.

Scorpio is probably the least compatible with Leo, Aquarius, and Taurus in terms of love and relationships. These fiery signs can wreak havoc in the life of a Scorpio rather quickly, leading to an internal boiling rage. Sagittarius is the most helpful to Scorpio financially, opening the door to a relationship born out of opportunity rather than attraction. While Sagittarius can be greatly beneficial to Scorpio in terms of finances and money, Sagittarians have great difficulty in remaining as loyal as Scorpio would like for them to be.

Leo may not be the most compatible sign for Scorpio in terms of love, but Leo can be a big career booster for Scorpio. Aquarius also does not offer relationship potential, but can be a good friend who offers a great deal of emotional support to a Scorpio in need. Pisces and Scorpio are a likely pair for creative ventures and business partnerships, each drawing on the other’s skills. This pairing could also flower into a fruitful relationship. Both Cancer and Libra can also be good friends, helping to restore faith and offering hope to Scorpio when the past seems to catch up to them.

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Ophiucus: The Thirteenth Sign of the Zodiac

January 26, 2011 by  
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The shift of the planets and stars has caused an uproar among many Internet and social media users, since a story broke online January 14, 2010 about a new astrology chart for 2011. For many people, this new astrology chart meant an entirely new zodiac symbol. It also meant that daily horoscopes for several decades had been entirely off the mark. For people whose birth date falls near the end of November and the first of December, this also meant a zodiac symbol that had never before been included in traditional astrology calendars. The new zodiac sign is known as Ophiuchus, and it is the 13th sign of the zodiac, according to astrologers who follow the new school of thought.

Ophiuchus, also known as Typhon, a multi-armed monster, is derived from Greek mythology, and was known to wreak havoc. In Greek literature, Ophiuchus was taken from his mother’s womb and raised by a good and wise centaur named Chiron. Ophiuchus was able to study and become a wise person known to heal the sick and raise the dead.  The ability of Ophiuchus to grant humans eternal life did not sit well with the gods, and Zeus later struck down Ophiuchus with a thunderbolt.  Ophiuchus was resurrected by his father and eventually became the god of medicine and healing.

The Laocoon version of Ophiuchus is depicted as a man, a Trojan priest, battling serpents with his two sons.  This representation of Ophiuchus is said to be the punishment for trying to warn the citizens of Troy about the giant wooden horse waiting to enter the citadel, left by the Greeks.  Ophiuchus and his two sons battling the snakes sent by the goddess Athena was taken as a sign to let the giant wooden horse in, without first checking its contents.

Ophiuchus is also considered to be the most modern embodiment of Tiresias, a wise man.  Tiresias lived as both a man and a woman as punishment for disturbing two snakes copulating in the forest on two separate occasions. He did this to answer the question posed by Zeus, of who enjoyed sex more, men or women.  Because of the answer Tiesias revealed, he was struck blind by Hera.

Christian writers wrote propaganda against the cult of Askepios, proposing that their own savior was being prefigured, which was a potent rival to the Christian faith in their belief of Jesus. The symbolism of the snake represented in both versions is basically the same, wisdom and all hidden knowledge from beneath the earth.  Wisdom and healing have become associated with Ophiuchus and the serpent-bear representing the zodiac sign.  The constellation of Ophiuchus is said to be representative of the stars forming an elongated house in the sky.

Ophiuchus is said to be a man wrestling a snake.  A healer of men, Ophiuchus is considered to be a doctor of science or medicine and seeks out higher enlightenment and education.  Ophiuchus is also considered to be envied by his peers and found favorable by authority figures as well as his father. Ophiuchus, pronounced ‘o-few-cus’, is a constellation that both the sun and moon pass through during the year, yet is not featured in the either the Tropical or Sidereal zodiacs of modern astrologers.

The introduction of Ophiuchus to the 2011 astrology chart has raised many questions regarding the right astrology chart to use for astrological purposes.  The debate on Ophiuchus may continue for some time and until a resolution is officially announced, it leaves each person to decide which sign they feel more aligned with.

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Ophiuchus Personality Traits

January 26, 2011 by  
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Many former Sagittarians have now found themselves under an entirely new Zodiac sign. Following an announcement made by the Minnesota Planetarium Society about a new astrological chart in 2011, a large percentage of the population discovered that they had in fact been identifying with the wrong astrological sign all along. The new chart provides date changes for the 12 existing astrological signs, as well as introduces a 13th sign that has never before been used in the western world.

The 13th sign of the zodiac is known as Ophiuchus, and it is named after the serpent god in Greek mythology. Ophiuchus is a constellation located near the celestial equator. The constellation is portrayed as a man holding a snake. Ophiuchus was used in earlier astrological charts, and has always been represented in verdict astrology, which is practiced primarily in India. The sign was excluded from modern charts because many astrologers felt that the number of signs should match the number of months in the year.

The Ophiuchus astrological sign applies to those born between November 29th and December 17th, mostly people who previously identified as Sagittarians. Since the announcement of the new astrological charts, there has been a substantial amount of controversy between astrologers and astronomers. This dispute is nothing new, but astrologers argue that the signs of the Zodiac have little to do with the position of the stars and are more concerned with the position of the planets.

Ophiuchus shares traits with an ancient Egyptian doctor, Imhotep. Ophiuchus is considered a healer of men and one who studies medicine or science. Someone born under this sign loves to learn, and may seek out enlightenment through a number of life experiences. Many Ophiuchus people are successful in their adult lives, and those born under this sign are expected to achieve a high position in their career or in community organizations.

Career-wise, those born under this sign would do well as doctors or nurses, as well as government officials or politicians. In turn, the Ophiuchus personality is tuned for success in non-profit community organizations that promote healing or greater understanding. Some Ophiuchus people may also do well as teachers, transferring a love of learning to many of their students.

Ophiuchus is intuitive, and is regarded as an interpreter of dreams and premonitions. His interest in enlightenment allows him to be a source of enlightenment for others. Ophiuchus is often envied by those around him, including friends and family members.

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Cancer Horoscopes 2011: Predictions

January 26, 2011 by  
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You worked hard in 2010, Cancer, and the year ahead will allow you to reap the rewards of your efforts. The hard work behind you will transform into visible results in 2011. Your success will impact all aspects of your life. Conversations with new people will lead to a greater understanding of your current situation. After knowing what it feels like to achieve your goals, you will begin thinking about other ambitions towards the end of 2011 and planning for the future.

The influence of Pluto on your sign may keep you from reminiscing, but taking the time to reflect on the past better enables you to move forward. Cancer horoscope predictions for 2011 include a more direct approach when it comes to work and personal projects that yields fruitful results for you. You approach your career with the mindset of a soldier in combat, and you are able to get things done. Look for new projects, a move, or a job change in the upcoming year. 2011 is a year to draw upon your creativity, and this will prove to be one of your most beneficial traits in the upcoming months.

New agreements and contracts related to work allow you to shine throughout the year. From January to March, you will be much more cautious in personal relationships than you were throughout 2010, perhaps recollecting previous experiences or past relationships that did not end up the way that you had hoped.

For the rest of the year, though, Venus will be drawn to you. Partners will confide in you, and reveal much more than you had expected, strengthening an existing bond. This is not the time to hold back. Speak without thinking, and do not second-guess yourself. Opening yourself up allows others to see you in a more realistic light, and you will find that there really is nothing to be doubtful about.

In terms of money, Cancer horoscopes for 2011 reflect similar happenings to what is going on with your relationships. The first quarter of 2011 will be approached with caution. However, Jupiter creates a more impulsive streak in you in the months following. You will feel called to action by someone or something, with a need for accomplishing things that you may have neglected in the previous year. In 2011, Cancer’s finances will remain closely intertwined with its love life.

2011 is a good year for relationships for Cancer. Jupiter stirs greater confidence in yourself, and you will appear healthier and more in control of your personal life. This opens the door to potential romance or the rekindling of an existing bond. You should also be cautious of Jupiter’s effects, however. Neglecting bills, fines, court appearances, or legal situations can put you in a bad spot. Don’t be tempted to play with fire.

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2011 Ophiuchus Horoscopes: Predictions

January 26, 2011 by  
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The introduction of a new astrological sign has left many people reeling. The traditional Tropical astrology chart, which is widely used in the western world, only included 12 signs. Since the announcement of a new Sideareal astrology chart in 2011, many avid astrology fans have been very confused about all of the changes. Changes in the Sidereal astrology charts were made by astronomers at the Minnesota Planetarium Society. The announcement was made by Time News Feed on January 13.

Sidereal astrology charts are based more on astronomy and take into consideration the position of the stars. However, the majority of practicing astrologers in the United States and several other countries rely on the Tropical astrology chart to make predictions and calculate horoscopes. The Tropical astrology chart still includes only 12 signs. This means that many who have recently been informed that they are no longer a Sagittarius, but are instead under the Sun Sign of Ophiuchus may not ever be able to read their daily horoscopes either online or in newspapers and magazines.

In reality, the news of Ophiuchus as being a part of the astrological chart is nothing new. It has been known by many astronomers, and even astrologers, for some time now that Ophiuchus is a sun sign found on Sidereal charts. Horoscopes are not given according to sun signs, but a number of astronomers and astrologers think that they should be. This group of experts asserts that an individual’s sun sign provides a more accurate depiction of the individual’s personality traits and compatibility. However, astronomers are often more interested in the accuracy of the charts in correlation with the constellations.

Ophiuchus horoscopes for 2011 will be a hot topic for those taken aback with the news of the new astrology charts. While many astrologers are sticking to their guns about determining horoscopes based on moon signs instead of sun signs, it is likely that Ophiuchus horoscopes will surface sometime soon. At any rate, creating an entire year’s worth of horoscopes for a Zodiac sign that has not been included for hundreds of years can prove to be a rather tedious task.

It is expected that Ophiuchus horoscopes for 2011 will not differentiate all that much from the horoscopes of Scorpio and Sagittarius. For the time being, those that fall under the Ophiuchus sun sign may have to rely on existing horoscopes for their previous sign

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2011 Libra Horoscopes: Predictions

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Two of the most essential elements to a Libra are balance and stability. In 2011, there is an opportunity for just that, which means absolute harmony for any Libra. Greater peace leads to an improved sense of self-confidence in Libra in the year ahead, possibly leading to more spontaneous activity and trying new things.

2011 Libra horoscopes financial predictions indicate that bad decisions about money or financial matters may be causing increased tension and frustration. The effects of these decisions could come to a head in the first part of the year, making for a rough start to 2011. However, your knack for planning could prove more than useful when a bit of rearranging is required in order to get things back on track. The overall experience will prompt you to work even harder for the remainder of the year.

2010 was a year full of impulsive choices for Libra. Increased debt and financial roadblocks made for a year full of chaos. The Libra 2011 horoscope is all about overcoming current obstacles and establishing routines that prevent those situations from rearing their ugly head for a second time. While the advice of others has often been abandoned in the past, lessons learned may just help them stick in the year ahead.

January 2011 Libra Horoscope predictions show that it is a good time for catching up with friends or family and socializing. The month of February may present a new challenge and could also be a good time for home improvements or projects around the house. March of 2011 will be a good month for Libra, with increased focus on work and the potential for a promotion or better career opportunity. However, you should be cautious about relationship decisions during the month of March, and forego any major adjustments.

Libra horoscopes for the month of April show a month full of creativity, but relationships could present a slight challenge, with tension in the air from previous disagreements. Money matters start to turn around in the month of May for you, but legal matters and travel should be avoided.  Increased income continues for the month of June, which is a better time for travel opportunities.

July brings recognition at work for Libra, but competition for promotions or other opportunities could be fierce. This is a good month for entertaining family or friends. A promotion or a new job could be headed your way in September, but relationship conflicts could come to a head, as your need for independence increases.

October of 2011 will be a better month for close relationships, according to Libra’s horoscope predictions. However, this month you should be extra cautious about overspending and/or sharing personal financial information. It is easy to get careless when you are enjoying greater financial rewards for a change. Extra cash awaits you in November, but family relationships in December may suffer due to a misunderstanding.

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The Controversy Surrounding the New Astrological Calendar

January 26, 2011 by  
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The New Astrology Chart for 2011has recently sparked a considerable amount of controversy among avid horoscope enthusiasts, as well as disagreement among astrologists.  According to astrologist Lawrence Grecco, this announcement of a new zodiac sign is not a new finding, and it has been known for years that the previous zodiac did not match up with today’s calendar.  The new astrology chart is based on where the zodiac signs are in time, in a literal sense.  The design of the new chart is based on where the constellations appear in the sky, and do not take into consideration the position of the planets.

Western astrology, as it’s practiced, teaches that the constellations are based on time, not where they appear in the sky.  This is why many astrologists do not agree with the new astrological chart, as it is based on astronomy rather than the principles of astrology. Spring equinox is generally regarded as the starting point for the zodiac signs, beginning with Aries, and then followed by the other signs.  Planets and stars are continually shifting, leading to the popular idea that zodiac signs must also shift as well.

Grecco also states that proving or disproving a metaphysical science by using a physical method of science can’t be done in the same respect you cannot prove or disprove love, faith or God. The new astrology chart now includes the zodiac sign of Ophiuchus, meaning serpent-bear. Claudius Ptolemy, an ancient Greek astronomer, listed Ophiuchus as being one of the constellations.  The origin is derived from the Greeks, and it is generally believed that the constellation represents Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. The constellation is dim and difficult to observe, shaped more like an elongated house from a child’s drawing.

The new astrology chart seems to be based upon the Sidereal, a Vedic form of astrology which stems from the Hindu culture that contains 13 instead of 12 signs.  This kind of astrology has actually been around for a long time, but frequently conflicts with other forms of astrology. However, the new astrology chart may bring another astrological perspective to the western world that seems to have been forgotten by many American practitioners.  The choice to use the Tropical chart or the Sidereal for looking at one’s own life will be an individual decision.  When it comes to astrology, there really is no right or wrong.  Each chart offers its own interpretation on the basis of how the constellations are viewed, either as fixed in the sky or relative to time.

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Understanding the New Astrological Calendar

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On January 13, 2011, a new astrological calendar was announced. This news spread like wildfire on the Internet and through social media. With many people in a state of shock and reeling from the identity crisis that ensued, the announcement from the Minnesota Planetarium Society was soon countered with arguments from many leading astrologers. The controversy revolved around how the astrological calendar should actually be designed.

Astrologers contend that the position of the stars have little to do with actual signs of the Zodiac. However, astronomers argue that the constellations are an integral part of our ever-evolving universe, therefore having a direct impact on aspects of our personal lives such as personality traits and relationships. The disagreement between astronomers and astrologers over horoscopes and astrological calendars is certainly nothing new. Many of these same astronomers have contended for decades that the traditional astrological calendar used is off by several thousand years.

But it wasn’t until now that this information gained so much media and public attention. The new astrology calendar created by astronomers is based on where constellations are at. The movement of the stars in relation to the position of the planets in our solar system is often referred to as moon flop. New 2011 astrology charts have reportedly been calculated to take into account moon flop. However, since the new charts are based on the premise that the stars are continuously moving, the introduction of the news astrology calendar means that new charts could follow in time.

In the new astrological calendar, the dates for the existing 12 astrological signs have shifted. Some people may have noticed that their sign is now something entirely different than what they have believed it to be their entire lives, while others retain the same sign they have come to identify with all along.

While this is confusing enough for most people, perhaps the most dramatic change within the new astrology charts is the introduction of a 13th sign. The new Zodiac sign is known as Ophiuchus. Ophiuchus was originally included in some early astrology charts, but later removed by astrologers who wanted the number of signs to match the number of months in a year. Ophiuchus has been included in Verdic astrology charts for many years, but is something new to the western world. Verdic astrology is widely used in India, and there are few verdict practitioners in the United States.

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Using Astrology Birth Charts

January 26, 2011 by  
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An astrology birth chart is also often referred to as a natal chart. Birth charts provide more detailed information about an individual’s personality based on the date, time, and location of their birth. Many astrologers routinely use birth charts during assessments and consultations, but accurate details regarding the location and time of a person’s birth are not always necessary. However, people who have this information on hand often receive more accurate results.

There are also several places online, and even downloadable birth chart software, that allow people to create their own birth charts for free. Birth charts have also become a keepsake item, often placed on display in a baby’s room and then kept by parents. Some parents have a birth chart created when their child is born, in an attempt to foresee any obstacles that the child may face later in life. For display purposes, more aesthetically-pleasing birth charts can also be ordered from retailers that carry these kinds of products.

A birth chart determines the position of the sun, moon, and planets at the time of a person’s birth. The position of the start often have very little to do with birth charts, and are not used in Tropical astrology practices. Most western astrologists use this type of astrology to predict horoscopes and personality traits of certain individuals.

Places online that offer free birth charts will provide a detailed interpretation of the birth chart results. Deciphering what the positions of the planets, sun, and moon mean is often a time-consuming task for any novice. Professional astrologists typically charge a fee for calculating birth charts, but they can usually provide more detailed, accurate results.

The moon sign of the individual is usually what is of the most importance. The moon sign is traditionally what has been regarded as a person’s Zodiac sign, used to rendering horoscopes and predictions throughout a person’s lifetime. However, some astrologists, and even astronomers, feel that the sun sign is actually the most accurate representation.

A person’s sun and moon sign can, and usually do, differ. Other signs may also be present on the chart and represent different aspects of an individual’s personality. For example, a “rising” sign indicates that a person may also have some traits of that sign, even if that sign is not the most dominant. In some cases, two signs present on a person’s birth chart may conflict. This is why some people with one moon sign actually demonstrate traits of another. Birth charts can provide all of these intricate details that most people overlook when evaluating their horoscope.

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