Your Daily Planet Tracker: Sun in Leo, Now Until August 23, 2015

 

 

 

Planet Tracker

Sun in Leo

Now Until Aug 23, 2015

 

Signs are Seasons

Leo occupies the middle of the summer in the northern hemisphere, the hottest time of the year for half the planet. It’s appropriate, then, that the sign Leo is associated with our source of heat, the Sun. This central star of our solar system is the hub around which all of the planets orbit. This position of centrality is basic to the Leo personality.

Leo represents awareness of self and is, arguably, the most self-centered sign of the zodiac. Taken negatively, this means that Leo can be blinded by the light of its own ego. Like a shining star, its brilliance can make it difficult to recognize the importance of others. Learning to share the spotlight is a core issue for many Leos.

The Ruler

The Sun in astrology is said to “rule” the sign Leo. That means that there is a natural affinity between this “planet” and sign. Being born with a planet in its “home” sign is considered to be an advantage by astrologers.

The energy of the Sun is thought to flow most easily in Leo. However, a planet in its home sign can also be overly simplistic and narrow in its expression. A lack of obstacles in not always a strength.

Leos, then, can benefit from humbling experiences. It’s important that they learn how to fail, so that they can reconnect to the sources of their creativity and confidence and begin again.

The Child

Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. It represents that point in the cycle when a child becomes aware of his or her personal power. The discovery of self is a wonderful thing, a fascinating experience in which the rest of the world is seen as a toy with which to play. From a healthy perspective, this offers a sense of confidence that encourages creativity and risktaking throughout life. However, a potential pitfall is for Leo to operate under the illusion that he or she is creating the world in which all of us live, rather than just being a part of it.

Growing up can be a challenge for everyone, but is particularly true for Leos. Moving from the excitement of possibilities to the real commitments necessary for accomplishment can be the measure of Leo’s potential for success. Learning to listen, too, can be vital for Leo to fulfill its considerable ambitions.

Stars vs. Constellations

It is natural for Leo to see him or herself as a star. Those born under this sign do best when their self-confidence is high. Yet, even though it is the hub of our solar system, the Sun is but one star among the uncountable billions in the sky. What appears to be the source of life from one perspective is just another point in a distant constellation from another. Leos who understand that everyone is a star are best able to build the co-operative relationships that can make life so satisfying.

Famous Leos

Leos tend to do well in the spotlight, so show business is full of them. Half the cast of Friends are Leos (Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry). So are Jennifer Lopez, Whitney Houston, Kathie Lee Gifford, Woody Harrelson, Sandra Bullock, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Mick Jagger, Christian Slater, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry and Steve Martin.

Leo pairs in the world of entertainment include Madonna and Sean Penn, Melanie Griffth and Antonio Banderas, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman (as reporters Woodward and Bernstein). Other Leo pairs are Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky and that perfect Leo couple: Jerry Garcia and Martha Stewart.

Sports stars Magic Johnson, Deion Sanders, Barry Bonds, Walter Payton and Patrick Ewing were all born with the Sun in Leo, too. Showmanship and heart helped make these athletes great.

 

 

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Your Daily Planet Tracker: Mars In Gemini, Now Until June 24

 

 

Planet Tracker

Mars in Gemini

May 11, 2015 to Jun 24, 2015

Mars in Gemini is an energetic planet in a highly mobile sign. The fact is, however, that Gemini moves in more than one direction at a time, in contradition to Mars’ knifelike thrusts. Mars does best when it’s focused. It is pure hunter instinct that hones in on the target, then strikes its blow. But, Gemini is a better talker than a fighter. It’s a wanderer and thinker, not a killer.

The challenge, then, is to stay on track. But, maybe that’s not even possible now. Maybe we need to stay on more than one track. Diversity is the name of Gemini’s game. Brief incursions may work better than full-scale invasions. Gemini is about tasting little bits at a time, rather than making a total commitment. We might all work more efficiently now if we have a variety of tasks that we can move among like butterflies.

Step lightly in the airy sign. A heavy footprint will only bog you down. This is a time for dancers, not stompers. Wit works wonders when properly placed. The greatest weapon is the mind with Mars in Gemini. Just remember what it feels like to be at the other end of the verbal barb, and avoid laughing while others cry.

Mars in Gemini seems common among divas: Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Lena Horne were born with it. Wayne Newton, Tammy Faye Bakker, Eva Peron, Josephine Baker, Fabio and Arnold Schwarzenegger are also part of this group. Make of it what you will.

Raucous rocker Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jim Morrison, Roger Daltry and Leon Russell belong to this band, along with wordsmiths Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell and Kris Kristofferson. We’ve got randy royals (or royal wannabees) Prince Phillip and Camilla Parker Bowles, and tennis stars Billie Jean King and John McEnroe. We have very bad boys O.J. Simpson and Mike Tyson, and less dangerous ones like Sean Penn and Dennis Hopper.

Mars in Gemini can dress up like model Naomi Campbell or cross-dress like M.A.S.H.’s Jamie Farr; roleplay like writer George Plimpton and make us laugh like Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Tom Arnold, Albert Brooks and Penny Marshall. Gemini brains show in smart girls Alicia Witt, Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Erica Jong, and clever boys Sean Connery and Peter O’Toole. There are dreamers here too: like Lech Walesa, Martin Luther King and The Little Prince author Antoine Saint-Exupery to remind us that hope has no boundaries and imagination no limits.

 

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A Little About July Birth Symbols

July Babies

“The glowing Ruby should adorn, Those who in warm July are born, Then will they be exempt and free, From love’s doubt and anxiety.” —Edward Dowden

Zodiac: Cancer until July 22 and Leo from July 23

Gemstone: Ruby
The gemstone’s vivid red color is a showstopper. Rubies are believed to protect your health and bring wisdom, wealth and success in love (though that last wish is a little premature for your wee one!).

Flower: Larkspur, Water Lily
The larkspur generally stands for strong bonds of love, but different colors have different meanings: Pink means fickleness, white means a happy disposition, and purple is first love. The month’s other flower, the water lily, connotes purity and majesty.

Tree: Apple, Fir, Elm, Cypress

FROM: http://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/photo-gallery/birth-signs-symbols#08

July’s birth flower is larkspur. Each color variation of larkspur has a different meaning: pink means fickleness, white conveys a happy nature, and purple normally represents a first love. Generally, larkspur indicates strong bonds of love. The other July flower is the water lily, which signifies purity and majesty.

FROM: http://www.almanac.com/content/birth-month-flowers-and-their-meanings#

July Birthstone – Ruby

The brilliant Ruby is given to those who are born in July. Next to the diamond, it is the second hardest material on Earth. The wearer will be found in good luck and have strong protection. It stands for courage, integrity, happiness and devotion. Ruby is derived from “ruber” in Latin, meaning red, the traditional more sought after color of this precious stone.

The ruby can be found in a variety of shades form deep strawberry to even violet. The amount of aluminum oxide it contains will dictate its shade. Today, the color of many rubies is caused by man-made heat treatments.

The mining of rubies dates back to over 2,500 years ago. There are ruby mines in Thailand, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Napal, Vietnam and India, where it is believed that if you made an offering of rubies to Lord Krishna, you would be reincarnated as an emperor.

According to the Gregorian calendar, also known as the Western calendar, there are specific gemstones have been designated to symbolize our birth-month. Referred to as birthstones, each one aligns with the energy of its given month and the season of where it falls within a year. According to a Jewish historian, Josephus, he claimed that the breastplate of Aaron was inlaid twelve stones. Each of these stones had a connection with the twelve months of the year. Each precious stone aligns with the season, mental and spiritual energies. They are much sought after for their legends of magical and healing powers.

The Hindus regard the ruby at the “Lord of Gems”. In biblical terms, it is a symbol of fire, passion, love, power and importance. For some owners it may bestow upon them fame, virtue, and a commanding power, however, it is discouraged from women, as regular use will destroy body luster. Red is a powerful color, so the ruby has been used for treating blood illnesses and utilized to increase thought patterns, eliminate depression, cures fevers, and gout. For these uses, it is recommended to be worn on the ring finger. It is given as a gift to bring its owner success and prosperity, and will enable one to live a long life. Ruby is one of the family in navagraha stones, which are stones representing the nine planets and have a cosmic influence on every inhabitant. It represents the sun and is seen as the stone closest related to our souls.

Other Interesting facts about the July Birthstone Ruby:

-Whether ruby is in the same family as the sapphire

-In India, a ruby ring is worn for astrological reasons

-Ruby is often preferred to the diamond as an engagement ring, due to its rich color and symbolism

-Ninety percent of rubies in the market today have been heat treated to enhance their quality

-To bring good fortune, it should be worn on the left hand

-Legend states that only if it is worn by its rightful owner, will it bring about positive powers

Other July Symbols:

July Birth Flower:

Water Lily and the Larkspur. The water lily is given through “purity of heart”, and the larkspur inspires levity and lightness.

July Birth Tree:

The Elm tree, a symbol of strength of will and intuition

Famous People Born in July:

Arnold Schwarzenegger- July 30, 1947

Will Smith- July 4, 1981

Sylvester Stallone- July 6, 1946

Donald Sutherland- July 17, 1935

Hillary Swank- July 30, 1974

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Your Daily Planet Tracker: Mars in Gemini, Now to Jun 24, 2015

 

Planet Tracker

Mars in Gemini

Now to Jun 24, 2015

Mars in Gemini is an energetic planet in a highly mobile sign. The fact is, however, that Gemini moves in more than one direction at a time, in contradition to Mars’ knifelike thrusts. Mars does best when it’s focused. It is pure hunter instinct that hones in on the target, then strikes its blow. But, Gemini is a better talker than a fighter. It’s a wanderer and thinker, not a killer.

The challenge, then, is to stay on track. But, maybe that’s not even possible now. Maybe we need to stay on more than one track. Diversity is the name of Gemini’s game. Brief incursions may work better than full-scale invasions. Gemini is about tasting little bits at a time, rather than making a total commitment. We might all work more efficiently now if we have a variety of tasks that we can move among like butterflies.

Step lightly in the airy sign. A heavy footprint will only bog you down. This is a time for dancers, not stompers. Wit works wonders when properly placed. The greatest weapon is the mind with Mars in Gemini. Just remember what it feels like to be at the other end of the verbal barb, and avoid laughing while others cry.

Mars in Gemini seems common among divas: Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Lena Horne were born with it. Wayne Newton, Tammy Faye Bakker, Eva Peron, Josephine Baker, Fabio and Arnold Schwarzenegger are also part of this group. Make of it what you will.

Raucous rocker Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Jim Morrison, Roger Daltry and Leon Russell belong to this band, along with wordsmiths Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell and Kris Kristofferson. We’ve got randy royals (or royal wannabees) Prince Phillip and Camilla Parker Bowles, and tennis stars Billie Jean King and John McEnroe. We have very bad boys O.J. Simpson and Mike Tyson, and less dangerous ones like Sean Penn and Dennis Hopper.

Mars in Gemini can dress up like model Naomi Campbell or cross-dress like M.A.S.H.’s Jamie Farr; roleplay like writer George Plimpton and make us laugh like Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Tom Arnold, Albert Brooks and Penny Marshall. Gemini brains show in smart girls Alicia Witt, Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep and Erica Jong, and clever boys Sean Connery and Peter O’Toole. There are dreamers here too: like Lech Walesa, Martin Luther King and The Little Prince author Antoine Saint-Exupery to remind us that hope has no boundaries and imagination no limits.
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A Little Humor for Your Day – Beware of these new Computer Viruses

Beware of these new Computer Viruses:

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ADAM AND EVE VIRUS – Takes a couple of bytes out of your Apple.

AIRBAG VIRUS – Can only cause harm if you are a petite computer operator who sits too close to the screen. Provides a handy ON-OFF switch in most current release.

AIRLINE LUGGAGE VIRUS – You’re in Dallas, but your data is in Singapore.

Al Gore Virus – Claims that it is the Internet. Causes your computer to just keep counting and re-counting.

ALZHEIMER’S VIRUS – It makes your computer forget where it put your files.

APPLE VIRUS – Virus-8, originally planned as a revolutionary redesign of aging but classic virus software, had to be repackaged and simplified after the original attempt failed to keep up with rapidly shifting design goals. Fortunately, the current production version can infect older Macintoshes as well as the latest models.

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER VIRUS v 1.0 – It terminates and stays resident. It’ll be back!

Arnold Schwarzenegger virus v 2.0 – Now widespread in California where it wiped out the Gray Davis virus and is terminating programs left and right in the state legislature’s computers.

AT&T VIRUS – Every three minutes it tells you what great service you are getting.

Bill Clinton Virus v 1.0 – It has a six inch hard drive and no memory. Freezes entire system due to unresolved memory conflicts.

Bill Clinton Virus v 2.0 – It tells you it’s executing any program you want, whether or not it’s on your computer.

Bill Clinton Virus v 3.0 – Fills you with the compulsion to cut wasteful government spending at the same time that it compels you to hop into an airplane for a $200.00 haircut at taxpayer expense.

Bill Clinton Virus v 4.0 – Mutates from region to region and we’re not exactly sure what it does.

Bill Clinton Virus v 5.0- Promises to give equal time to all processes- 50% to poor, slow processes; 50% to middle-class processes, and 50% to rich ones. This Virus protests your computer’s involvement in other computer’s affairs, even though it has been having one of its own for 12 years.

Bill Clinton virus v 6.0 – Automatically connects to every URL in your Internet browser’s list of bookmarks, then it tells you emphatically that your computer never made any connections…to any URL…because since it didn’t transmit and receive simultaneously, it wasn’t really connected.

BILL GATES VIRUS – This dominant strain searches for desirable features in all other viruses via the internet. It then either engulfs the competing viruses or removes their access to computers until they die out.

Bin Laden (aka Al Qaeda) virus – displays threatening messages and spawns numerous smaller viruses that periodically destroy files. The Bin Laden virus and its spawned viruses are being seen less and less frequently and may be becoming extinct due to the spread of the George W. Bush virus.

Birthday Virus – Keeps advancing your clock by another year.

BOB DOLE VIRUS – Could be virulent, but it’s been around too long to be much of a threat.

Bob Dole (aka Viagra) Virus – Makes a new hard drive out of an old floppy.

Bureaucrat Virus – Divides your hard disk into hundreds of little units, each of which does practically nothing, but all of which claim to be the most important part of your computer.

CHILD VIRUS – It constantly does annoying things, but is too cute to get rid of.

CONGRESSIONAL VIRUS v 1.0 – It runs every program on the hard drive simultaneously but doesn’t allow the user to accomplish anything.

Congressional Virus v 2.0 – Computer locks up, screen splits vertically with a message appearing on each half blaming the other side for the problem.

Congressional Virus v 3.0 – Overdraws your disk space.

Couch Potato Virus – Just sits there, eating chips all day.

DEMOCRAT VIRUS – Doesn’t allow you to delete inefficient programs or wasted disc space – if you try, it accuses you of being a “mean-spirited extremist”.

DIET VIRUS – Allows your hard drive to lose weight by eliminating the FAT table.

DISNEY VIRUS – Everything in the computer goes Goofy.

DOLLY PARTON VIRUS – It sounds pretty good, but you’d swear your monitor looks larger and have more knobs than it used to. DEFLATE.COM removes it.

DONALD TRUMP VIRUS – Harmless unless you use online banking.

ELLEN DEGENERES VIRUS v 1.0 – Your IBM suddenly claims it’s a MAC.

Ellen Degeneres Virus v 2.0 – Disks can no longer be inserted.

Elvis Virus – Your computer gets fat, slow and lazy and then self-destructs, only to resurface at shopping malls and service stations across rural America.

Federal Bureaucrat Virus – Divides your hard disk into hundreds of little units, each of which does practically nothing, but all of which claim to be the most important part of the computer.

Federal Reserve Virus – Affects performance of CDs.

Firestone Viruses – Causes mouse to explode after 10,000 miles. Flying toasters actually fly off your screen saver. Leaves chunks of its code all over the information highway.

Freudian Virus – Your computer becomes obsessed with marrying it’s own motherboard. Becomes very jealous of the size of your friend’s hard drive.

French virus – garbles some files and then displays a message asking you for help. If you click OK, it just garbles more files and asks for help again. If you click Cancel, it displays the message, “I surrender!” and shuts down your computer. If you click Ignore, it scans your computer for the German and Russian viruses. If the French, Russian, and German viruses find each other, they merge into a single virus that conflicts with the George W. Bush virus, slowing it down.

Gallup Poll Virus – 60% of the PC’s infected will lose 30% of their data 14% of the time (plus or minus a 3.5% margin of error).

GEORGE MICHAEL VIRUS – Runs its course, occasionally releasing excess data buildup.