Leo Sun, Aries Moon: “Hot Like Fire”

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This Sun/Moon combination can be summed up by the phrase:  “hot like fire”.

Risk? No problem.

I know…. I know…. Why don’t we propose something that’s actually a CHALLENGE to you? You’re probably very familiar with the Jay-Z line : “difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week.”

Your true aspirations are fueled by recognition; of having others KNOW who you are because there’s so much creativity and SO many gifts enveloped in your overall self-expression.

Your Sun/Moon blend suggests an emotional need to have an impact on the world. To champion a cause with all of your passion and might, so that you win the war within yourself. To SAY you were there is never enough for an individual with this combination. There needs to be no doubts whatsoever about where and HOW you made your mark.

There’s potential to summon a warrior like courage to compete with yourself in becoming a personification of leadership. In addition, an opportunity to unearth a beaming, iridescent sense of confidence.

It’s important for you to understand that it could be difficult for others with a lower key orientation to adjust to your fiery style, and your charisma is best used in a generous and motivational capacity rather than allowing oneself to become a spectacle. If this is the case, you’ve gotten the cause confused with overblown distortions of the ego.

Realize that your ultimate strengths are packaged in the ability to yield flexibly and compromise so everyone has the opportunity to win together versus hijacking the victor’s circle to add to your collection of “hardware”.

Your theme song is: “Hot Like Fire” by Aaliyah

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Virgo Sun, Aries Moon : “Represent”

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To be precisely who and what you are without fear, doubt or trepidation is a major part of your life’s work. As we examine your Sun/Moon blend, we realize that you require those experiences which activate your courage and self-assertion. Deep down inside there’s a feeling of wanting to be “on top”. In fact, the adrenaline rush that comes with testing yourself is a form of nutrition.  Warrior-hood is embedded in your emotional framework, and it’s important to generate that part of you without thinking that the “product” has to be finished even before it starts.

With a Virgo Sun and Aries Moon, the work of personal improvement is done through resolute action and exposing oneself to challenge. When you engage life “head to head”, you actually have the opportunity to refine your mission and sharpen your steel.  In your maladaptive form, the thought of initiating something brings on anxiety and you leave yourself vulnerable to being “other” directed.

Your theme song is : “Represent” by Nas

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Virgo Sun, Virgo Moon : “The Upgrade”

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Your Sun/Moon blend suggests an approach to life emphasizing precision in the name of service.  Your core energy is geared toward  improving and fixing for optimal performance and you’re emotionally fulfilled by the same thing. Whatever you undertake you want to leave things better and working more efficiently than when you found them. Some will accuse you of being “nit picky”, but I say this is how you’re built.

With this Mercury ruled combination, your forte is analysis, the dissection of the parts in order to understand what goes into the operation of the whole. A common question which permeates your existence is “how can it be used?”. This applies to people, items, information and knowledge.  You’re a walking “Law number 33” from the 48 Laws of Power which says “Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew”.

Generally when Virgo is mentioned, it’s overlooked, and there’s a certain beauty in that. With this energy comes the potential for astounding focus and attention to detail, so when other’s aren’t paying attention you ARE. So, you can also be attuned to the weaknesses of other people.

Operating from a constructive place with this knowledge, you can do what’s in your power to seek a better outcome for all involved. On a dysfunctional note, other’s shortcomings can be used as ammunition for criticism and belittling.

If you find that this is the case, a detailed analysis of oneself may be in order to make sure you’re not judging yourself too severely. With Virgo, an internalized criticism or need for perfection can often push outward, holding others to the exacting standards that one holds themselves to. With this comes anxiety as well as an appearance of the lack of tolerance for other human beings.

To have the patience to view oneself as a “work in progress” may be the best gift that a double Virgo can bestow upon themselves.  With this frame of mind, you can hit your ‘target’ and methodically move along to the next one.

Your theme song is “The Upgrade” by J-Live featuring Oddisee and Posdanous (frm De La Soul) You can listen right here:

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Scorpio Sun, Gemini Moon : “Investigative Reports”

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A couple of weeks ago, I made the comment that many Scorpios I know would scoff at the laws contained in Robert Greene’s bestselling book “The 48 Laws of Power”.

Their reaction wouldn’t be geared so much toward the accuracy or inaccuracy of the strategies, but more so the public’s awe over tactics which are pretty much “basic” ingredients in the scorpion’s toolbox.

In writing about the Scorpio Sun/Gemini Moon blend, I’d like to call your attention specifically to law number 23: Concentrate Your Forces.

“Conserve your forces and energies by keeping them concentrated at their strongest point. You gain more by finding a rich mine and mining it deeper , than by flitting from one shallow mine to another. Intensity defeats extensity every time”

This Sun/Moon blend requires BOTH intensity AND extensity. It needs to DIG AND FLIT.

The combination of a Scorpio Sun and Gemini Moon in an individual birth chart suggests that this person is stimulated by plumbing the depths of life experience. Their core energy is geared toward investigating and penetrating their own, as well as others  motivations for living; to discover what makes them tick. Scorpio will leave no stone unturned if it means unearthing what’s hidden from the “average” person’s view.

This placement also suggests a fearlessness of the dark. The murky waters and dismal abyss which may be met along their journey is just ‘par for the course’. After all, human nature is comprised ofeverything: both light AND dark, and the “stuff scorpions hate” is when everything is buried which might be characterized as ugly, troublesome or taboo in the name of a “Leave it To Beaver” brand of existence. No… dinner isn’t going to be served promptly at 5:00 p.m. tonight. No… it’s not piping hot on the stove as Dad walks through the door. As a matter of fact, Dad may be at the Holiday Inn with his Administrative Assistant. Yeah… you get the picture.

The Moon in Gemini uses the sun’s light to reflect a personality which needs to adapt to ever changing conditions and classify the experienceDuality, diversity, ambiguity and flexibility nourish the individual with the Moon placed in Gemini.  While the core identity (sun) says: “dig deep, penetrate, probe and scrutinize”, the needs of the personality (moon) say: stretch, diversify, get out of the narrow confines of that tight space.”  After all, Gemini is an air sign and air needs to circulate. What happens when air gets closed up in a room for too long? It becomes STALE.

“Gemini moon desperately needs mental variety and learning of all kinds. But the primary challenge to them as they go through life is confronting this question: with all of these ideas and “facts” do I have any depthsof real knowledge, and with all this learning , have I gained any understanding?”

One of the keys to successful navigation of this sun/moon combination is to acknowledge the psychological need for deep investigation and interactions and the emotional need to classify the findings within a wider frame of reference. These needs must be synthesized.

There’s nothing which says we need to choose ONE all consuming passion in life. If we dig one mine deeply, who says the other mines have to be shallow? We must recognize that we’re just as capable of burnout via ”the big heave ho” as we are through trying to do too many things at once. There needs to be a friendly agreement between our capacity to both divide and concentrate our forces and apply the appropriate strategy when necessary. These two potentials need not be at war.

Within this blend, Scorpio can add depth and focus to Gemini’s sometime wayward attention span and Gemini can bring a dash of levity to Scorpio’s frequent journeys into life’s underworld.

Your Theme song is “‘Investigative Reports” by the GZA Feat. U-God, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah

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References: “The 48 Laws of Power” by Robert Greene; “Person to Person Astrology: Energy Factors in Love, Sex & Compatibility” by Stephen Arroyo.

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Aries Sun, Aries Moon : It’s a Storm Comin’

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There’s a storm comin’, and it’s in the form of a double Aries Sun/Moon combination.

It’s evident that your heart’s desire to make your mark in the world and your aspiration to develop courage and intestinal fortitude have tremendous potential to be “on the same page” if you’ll allow that power to operate through you.

For you, it’s important to realize that no Woman/Man is an island, and there’s indescribable value in understanding that it’s through your relationships that you have an opportunity to gain self-understanding. YOU wouldn’t be YOU without points of comparison.

You walk the fine line, teetering between firm assertion of your self-interest and what you feel you should give other people. The red hot potency of your identity won’t be denied and you’ll go great lengths to defend it.

The well worn path rarely has enough heat to activate the fire which stirs in your soul. You would much rather blaze a trail of your own for others to follow than fall in line as the proverbial “good samaritan”. Some of the questions which this combination asks is: Will you finish what you’ve started? How complete is the model that you wish to use to represent you?

Consider that during war, “retreat” can sometimes be used as a competent strategy and that to yield doesn’t always indicate weakness. In fact, it suggests a versatility which can allow you to accomplish feats beyond your wildest dreams.

Your theme song is “Storm Comin'”  by Rah Digga featuring Jon Connor and Chuck D.

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Cancer Sun, Pisces Moon : “Soulsville”

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“Intuition….. appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality.” – Dr. Alexis Carrel

The natal combination of a Cancer Sun and a Pisces Moon, suggests potential for empathetic and intuitive connection of the highest order.

Close your eyes and picture how your dryer’s lint tray looks after a large load of clothes has run its cycle. This is how this Sun-Moon combination absorbs feelings and vibrations from environments and other people.

There’s an unfiltered quality that surrounds this phenomenon which can lead to the deepest level of emotional intelligence or a soliloquy of chaos rooted in confusion due to the inability to distinguish your feelings from another individuals.

A Cancer sun’s stimulus is comprised of emotional security, nurturing instinct and heartfelt connections which contain a profound depth of intimacy.

The ease in which the skill of their lunar (moon) ruled reflection is displayed, is something which truly has to be felt. There’s probably not the quantity, nor the quality of words to do this gift justice. Cancer also symbolizes one’s memory. However, this is far from the plastic, cognitive one which has been drilled into our consciousness for the better part of our lives.

The crab represents the remembrance of one’s emotions, roots, ancestral and spiritual heritage. The memory of one’s foundation. All of these things bring Cancer comfort because they’ve found a place or “family” that they can belong to whether it’s blood or just purely ideological.

The Pisces Moon uses this  solar Cancerian fuel to create a personality where the reigning emotional need is an all inclusive love which transcends this earthly plane. There’s a craving for the dissolving of emotional boundaries and  total merging with individuals, or an entity larger than themselves.

This can result in the highest form of spiritual communion, but also manifest as addictive habits which are formed because of the need for that “high” state of being. The Victim-Savior game can emerge as a hazy, tangled and nebulous dynamic if the rescuing tendencies of this lunar placement are not guided in a constructive manner.

Your theme song is ” “Soulsville” by O.C.

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The Taurus Woman: “Take Your Time”

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Her core: The sensual mother of the earth who aspires to maximize personal resources (spiritual, material, emotional).

Style: No fuss and natural. Unpretentious. What you see is what you get. She says what she means and means what she says.

Victor Status: Solid reliability with a steady temperament. You can rest assured that they same person you went to sleep with wakes up as the same individual.

Victim Status: Obstinate behavior due to fear of change. Wants to live life to the fullest, but in her dysfunctional state, hides from challenges which may drive her out of her normal and safe routine.

Relationship/Sexual Style: The faithful partner. The one who serves as the “grounding” of the relationship. An “If you do for me, I’ll do for you.” attitude. Sex wasn’t meant to designate certain body parts as “off-limits”. Once she heats up, she’s “on” for a while. Sight, sound,  smell, taste, touch. Incense, music and candles soothe her sexual soul, yet provide an earthy eroticism.

Where You Can Find Her: An art exhibit, doing voice over work, Pottery Barn, Depositing a check in the bank, A Wine Tasting,

Your theme Song is  “Take Your Time” by Pete Rock feat. Loose Ends

At optimum, you possess a heart which will quickly warm others up. Almost immediately, there’s a sense about you which expresses you are who you say you are. Although this energy isn’t boastful, it meets the world with a calm and serene self-assurance. In itself, this demeanor radiates a solid, consistent beauty.

When Taurean energy is operating constructively, we’ll rarely witness a more even keeled disposition. This does wonders not only for you, but for those around you, as you serve as a soothing agent in your immediate environment.

Libra Sun, Aquarius Moon : “Bridging The Gap”

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With the Sun in Libra and the Moon in Aquarius, your life is infused by aspirations of maintaining harmonious relationships with others, but this isn’t to come at the expense of your own individuality.  To sacrifice who you are, at your essential core, in order to please or placate is working backward.

You may find yourself with the need to find an avenue of expression for your many eccentricities.  One of your tasks is figuring out how to give “life” to your quirks and have meaningful encounters with others in the process.

Your core energy centers around maintaining equilibrium, and one of the most effective ways in which this is achieved is to pursue your own individuation, as that fulfills the needs of your personality.  While you may want to feel part of a “group” to feel sane, or even thought of as a “nice”, kind and just person, your ability to distinguish yourself FROM any group is also of paramount importance.

Issues of social consciousness and the welfare of humanity pique your interest and you can be suited to delve into them and serve as one who provides a contribution which is both diplomatic and organizationally effective.

In intimacy, it’s important to realize that differences between people can be celebrated rather than used as “bait” for discord.

Your Theme song is : “Bridging the Gap” by Nas featuring Olu Dara

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Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon : “Word To The Wise”

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To fight for a cause that we believe in can truly be a noble thing. Accepting the challenges of leadership and the possible consequences is something that’s often discussed and written about, but practiced on much more rare occasions. If there’s a Sun-Moon blend that has the potential to move the world through the strength of conviction, it’s Sagittaries/Aries.

In a birth chart, when the Sun is placed in Sagittarius and the Moon in Aries, the core life energy of the individual is geared toward the aiming and shooting of  free flying intellectual arrows supported by a broad and expansive thrust of thought. The Sagittarian arrow’s symbolic desire is to swiftly travel it’s terrain with a wide, telescopic overview and as few limitations as possible.

This is the Archer’s forte, and it’s all in the name of discovering a meaning to life which is ultimately greater and more comprehensive than when the arrows initial journey began. There is an infinite quest to unearth the significance of interrelationships which explain what we once thought was inexplicable.

The light of the Sagittarian Sun is used by the Aries Moon to reflect a person who needs to “ram” and charge his or her way into the world with forceful impact. The reigning need of the personality is to make a strong and significant statement of personal identity. To actively engage in life through competition with self and others.

The Moon’s placement in Aries suggests that the individual is sustained and nourished through tests of will and courage; through flexing one’s muscles and honing their strengths. This Sun-Moon combination is dynamically energized by passionate faith and the potential potency of big ideas and large scale enterprises. With this blend, subtlety takes a back seat as the principles of desire and expansion are expressed in the most straightforward manner imaginable.

Typically, with this Sun-Moon blend, honing in on intuition and operating off of hunches is second nature. However, there’s a fine line between blending intellect and bravado effectively in order to meet life’s challenges and foolheartedly acting on whims and placing yourself in physical, intellectual or emotional danger. The Sagittarian Sun/Aries Moon individual must learn how to tow this line very skillfully.

Possibly the least constructive behavioral manifestation of this solar/lunar pairing is the dogmatic know-it-all and the overtly aggressive personality which rationalizes “operating independently” as the total disregard of any type of input from outside sources. This potential quality of impulsive action is further explained by David Shapiro:

“If we consider the formal characteristics of impulsive action, certain ones easily come to mind. For example, I have mentioned that impulsive action is speedy; it is typically quick in execution , and more important , it is speedy in the sense that the period between thought and execution is usually short. To mention another, it is usually abrupt or discontinuous in contrast to normal activity , which ordinarily seems to follow from avowed or at least perceptible aims of visible preparations.”

If the individual with this combination should engage in extremely self-centered thought which gives way to haphazard action it can morph into the behavioral manifestation of an  overfunctioning “Type A” [with the “SS” to go along with it] personality.

A productive blending of these Sun-Moon energies has the potential to result in a Visionary who not only possesses the courage to lead, but also the intellectual acuity and flexibility to recognize when it’s appropriate to be receptive to the input of others and cooperate on the basis of strengthening their personal relationships.

Your theme song is “Word To The Wise” by Oddisee

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Reference: “Neurotic Styles” by David Shapiro

 

Pisces Sun, Aquarius Moon : “All of Us”

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Within the realm of the Pisces Sun-Aquarius Moon combination, “We are the World” meets “All Power To the People.”  There’s a dynamic, creative streak of progressive humanitarianism available for constructive use.

Becoming a conduit for greater spiritual realities and working in the intangible realms of existence is the key to optimizing your life force.

This can be accomplished through fulfilling your primary need to make a distinct contribution to the welfare of the human family. You may be best served by weaving your niche using the fabric of the futuristic and the avant-garde as a guide.

Potential nourishment comes from the diet of the unconventional as a means to finding your place, or “shore” to swim to in the midst of society.

It’s equally important for you to pursue individuation as well as merge with the collective, and become a “person of the times”.

Confronting and questioning the status quo, pushing the envelope on accepted customs and worldviews can serve you in connecting with your spiritual source.

Problems can emerge when the search for your unique “thumbscrew” operates as blind rebellion. You hop from group to group, movement to movement, masking your dissatisfaction with self and projecting it on others, accusing them of being too “sheepish”.

Operating dysfunctionally, you feel the need to distance yourself with an air of aloof superiority because according to you : YOUR “different” is better than everyone else’s and you’re the only independent thinker in the vicinity.

Without a worthy cause, you become a deluded pseudo-revolutionary whose abrasive demeanor has alienated others, but you still manage to convince yourself that “you didn’t want to be a part of that anyway.”

If you choose to work constructively with these energies to develop a firm sense of identity and nurture your self-confidence, you automatically gain distinction.

There will be no overcompensation needed as actions will illustrate your noteworthy demeanor. Experimentation will then be used effectively as an ally to navigate your personal metamorphosis rather than as an escape hatch from solidity.

Your theme song is “All of Us” by Red Pill

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