Monthly Archives: April 2016

Remembering Prince, Puer Aeternus

The Mysterious Gemini

Prince

I know (my?) heart is beating, my drummer tells me so
If U take your life 4 granted, your beating heart will go
So don’t sleep until you’re guilty, ‘cuz sinners all r we
There’s others doing far worse than us, so be glad that U r freeBe glad that U r free
Free 2 change your mind
Free 2 go most anywhere, anytime
Be glad that U r free
There’s many a man who’s not
Be glad 4 what U had baby, what you’ve got
Be glad 4 what you’ve got
 

PRINCE LYRICS – Free

 

 Gemini Sun, Scorpio Ascendant

Pisces Moon

 

A brilliant musician and performer, Prince will be greatly missed.  A powerhouse creative, he wrote and composed too many mesmerizing songs to note, and was always challenging himself artistically. From Purple Rain to Sign of the Times, to his latest experiments- (HITnRun Phase II),his imagination was always on the move, stretching the boundaries of musical possibility.

Not surprisingly, his Terpsichore was in Virgo, (a very balletic sign), as he was a true lover of dance. Shortly after Diamond’s and Pears was released,  after seeing the Joffrey Ballet, he was inspired to compose for  ballet, and ended up composing the music for “Billlboards”, one of the Joffrey Ballet’s  most memorable pieces. 

 His enthusiastic financial support of ballet should be well noted, as he made a generous donation to Harlem’s Uptown Dance Academy, a school that specializes in high quality ballet training for aspiring  African American ballerinas and danseurs. His collaboration with American Ballet Theater’s first African American principle dancer, Misty Copeland (a Virgo), also attest to his fascination with the ballerina mystique. 

He was a Gemini (a musical coat of many colors), with a Scorpio ascendant and Pisces moon.  Yes. Prince was deep. Let his music move us over and over again, as  the stars intended~

 

 

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Taurus has arrived!

Taurus

Slow and Steady Momentum

 

The Sun is now in Taurus, a time to build your resources, fine tune a strategy for long term success, and use your hard earned experience to take an intelligent risk.

 

TAURUS INSIGHTS

As a development of Aries, the sign of identity, Taurus strives to transform that identity into personal meaning.  A sense of ownership is key to this process.  As the zodiac’s first Earth sign, nature, and the body are idealized. Indeed, the body can be thought of as one’s most valuable possession. Perhaps this is why Taurus is the sign of the dancer. Modern dance diva Martha Graham was Taurus, as well as Royal Ballet legend Margot Fonteyn.  A natural instinct for physicality and grace likely comes from Venus, which rules Taurus. Think of a Taurus friend you have, and you’ll realize he or she probably has excellent taste in fashion, design, or cuisine, (especially fine wine).

Taurus is also the domain of vocal expression, as you can think of one’s voice as an extension of the body, (in theater , or poetry, or opera, for example). It’s no surprise  both Barbara Streisand and Adele are both Tuaureans. Both singers share a sensual,  soulful style that make for gloriously addictive listening.

Finally, Taurus is the  master builder who isn’t afraid to do what it takes in the moment to have a chance at long term wealth, beautifully attested by  Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg.  Methodical in nature, a Tuarus rarely makes a bad move, and has an uncanny knack for  tuning out distractions while staying in the moment. This gives them excellent decision making power. And yes, Taurus can also be quite the sex symbol, just take a look at George Clooney.  Need I say  more!?

The Sun’s yearly visit to Taurus will begin a cycle of material growth and comfort. You’ll make the most of it by thinking  like a master investor. Consciously build resources in one area of your life. Look at what’s already available to you (often our greatest assets are fright in front of us!) Last but not least, think about what you most value. Whether it be  time, health, stability, freedom, etc., as this will give you the power to make a big push that will land you in fresh territory. It is Spring, after all~

 

What you can focus on to build grace, groundedness, and personal value:

 

ARIES (March 21- April 19)

Finances

Price is what you pay, value is what you get. Warren Buffet

 

TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)

Integrity

You are what you do, not what you’ll say you do. Anonymous

 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

Healing

Healing yourself if connected with healing others. Yoko Ono

 

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

Collaboration

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. Steve Jobs

 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Responsibility

People wait late in their career to give back, but why wait when there is so much to be done? Mark Zuckerberg

 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Creative Visualization

You’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.          Richard Bach

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Emotional Surrender

Surrender is about being passive, it’s about being open. Danielle LaPorte

 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Healthy Competition

It’s nice to have valid competition. It forces you to do better. Gianni Versace

 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Productivity

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Beginner’s Luck

Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day. Will Durant

 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Feeding your soul

God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your God. The Soul is your temple. Chanakya

 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Strategic Logic

If everybody is doing it one way you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction. Sam Walton

 

Famous Taurean Dancers and Terpischoreians, Margot Foneyn, Martha Graham, Adele, William Shakespeare

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The Spirit of Aries~

Aries

The Resilient Initiator

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 19, the Sun will leave Aries, so hopefully you’ve made the most of it! One of greatest attributes of Aries is its innocent resilience. As the youngest sign of the zodiac, it doesn’t take defeat so seriously. The Aries dancer is the dancer who gets up right after a fall so quickly you can’t  help but wonder- was that a mistake, or part of the choreography? The fiery confidence of the steps will likely mesmerize you so that after the curtain goes down, all you will remember will be the greatest highlights.

Like the famed danseur Rudolph Nureyev, a virtuoso is what Aries is meant to be, no matter what fleeting circumstances may bring. Indeed, Aries is the master underdog who always wins in the end! Perhaps this is why I wasn’t surprised when I discovered the legendary poet Maya Angelou was an Aries. She did know why the caged bird sings~

You can capitalize on this spirit of resilience by embracing  the area of your life that feels most challenging. Confront it- like a ram, and you’ll awaken a strength that reflects a new, more powerful identity.

 

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April Highlights for all Zodiac Signs

Monthly Forecast for April

Paul_Taylor_Dance_Company

There is nothing under the sun that you cannot do.

Anonymous

 

Monthly Overview

The Sun will remain exalted in Aries, until Tuesday, April 19. As the usher of the Vernal Equinox and first day of Spring, Aries is a natural pioneer.  Its raw,  fiery energy helps us find motivation to make a fresh start, and take action. Fire and Air signs will likely feel invigorated by a faster life pulse, while Earth and Water signs may feel a bit out of their comfort zone. Use the next two weeks to pour new energy into a particular area of your life, and you’ll plant a seed that will sprout multiple blossoms.

 

ARIES (March 21- April 19)

Last week’s new moon in Aries, on Thursday April 7, will  radiate power until Wednesday April 20.  Do your best to adjust to major changes swiftly. Think long term when it comes to a  significant career opportunity. Visualize your future self several years from now, and it will be easier to make a key decision, with confidence.

TAURUS (April 19 -May 20)

When the Sun enters Taurus on Tuesday, April 19,  you’ll have the upper hand, especially in money matters. Shortly after, on Friday, April 22, a full moon will land in your complimentary sign, Scorpio. This will likely be an exciting day for your romantic and social life, as on the same day Venus will unite with Uranus, the planet of unexpected surprise. Who knows what will happen, but it will definitely be memorable!

 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

Thursday, April 14, will be made just for you, so make sure to spread your wings on that day, and take a risk. Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, will be in perfect angle to Jupiter, the planet of good fortune.  An adventurous chapter will likely bring a happy ending for an emotional journey that holds special meaning for you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

The full moon in  Scorpio, (Cancer’s fellow water sign), will likely have something special in store for you.  Cancer is ruled by the moon, which sensitizes you to the influence of the moon’s cycle. Deep feelings may rise within you involving a romance, creative endeavor, or child. Thanks to the moon’s harmonic alignment with Neptune (the planet of idealism), an inner yearning will likely be fulfilled.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your focus will shift to your career on Tuesday, April 19, as the Sun (Leo’s ruler), enters the constellation Taurus. This will ignite the peak your chart, where your actions and talents are easily recognized by the public. Your cash flow will be stimulated, as Jupiter (the planet of good fortune) is now in Virgo, and will bode quite well with  its fellow earth sign, Taurus, the sign of material comfort. With diligence, you can monetize a unique talent.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Thursday, April 14, promises wonderful news for you as Virgo’s ruler, Mercury perfectly aligns with Jupiter, the planet of opportunity. A lucky break will be meant just for you, but it will be up to you to make the most of it. Friday, April 22, will be an action packed day, as the full moon will ignite your chart’s arena of negotiation, while Uranus’s union with Venus will bring a close relationship to the forefront. Positive change is on its way, and when it comes, you’ll do beautifully if you flow with it, and carry the best of expectations.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

On Friday, April 22, Venus, Libra’s ruler, will unite with Uranus, (the planet of surprise and innovation), a sure sign of a new development in your closest relationship. If you’re in an artistic field (Venus’s domain), you may experience an imaginative breakthrough as you develop your unique style. On the same day, there will be a full moon in Scorpio, and you’ll likely receive a golden pay off for grade A work you’ve put in for a special assignment.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Although the Sun is currently in Aries, this month will belong to you, thanks to the brilliant full moon in Scorpio, on Friday, April 22. A personal ambition, emotional journey, or other significant undertaking will shine brightly, and make you proud. What will make the full moon a true stand out is its harmonious alignment with Neptune, the planet of inner truth (now in your chart’s arena of love. Remain at peace- as a private wish will sparkle for you, and awaken your spirit.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Sunday, April 17, and Monday, April 18, will be significant for you, as Venus will strike a strike a harmonious chord with Saturn, (now in Sagittarius). As the planet of maturity, Saturn will challenge you raise your standards, and up your game. The beautiful link with Venus suggests a love interest, social ambition, or artistic project will inspire you to give your best, and go all in with a full heart. Make note of Friday, April 22, when the full moon will illuminate your chart’s most imaginative arena.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Deep reflection will become a main theme for you as Pluto, (now in Capricorn) will slow down for a several month retrograde, beginning, Monday, April 18. As the planet of re-birth, Pluto’s energy is powerful, and will require you go deeper than usual, to discover the truth. This may involve your career (as Capricorn is known for its ambition), savings, or an important investment. You’ll have until Monday, September 26 (when Pluto resumes regular speed), to get clear about what’s at stake, and how much you’re willing to give.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The stars will shine brightly especially for you on Friday, April 22, thanks to the full moon in Scorpio. A momentous achievement will be yours to celebrate, and may even find its way to your bank account. If you’re in need of little excitement, this day will be stellar, as the full moon will accompanied by a beautiful alignment between Uranus (Aquarius’s ruler), and Venus. A sweet surprise is on its way to you, Aquarius!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

You’ll see beautiful progress with an academic goal, media pursuit, citizenship matter, or other high aspiration, thanks to the full moon in Scorpio, on Friday, April 22.  You may be blessed with a positive new realization, as this full moon will be harmoniously linked with the planet of inner consciousness, Neptune (which rules Pisces). Make a spiritual note of what you experience, as it’s likely what transpires will have significant personal meaning for you, and your life’s direction.

 

Famous Aries Dancers & Terpsichoreians

Rudolph Nureyev, Tamara Rojo, Merce Cunningham, Pharrell Williams, Maya Angelou, Johanne Sebastian Bach

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