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Virgo/Virgo Rising* (Aug 22-Sept 22): Your neuroses are well-documented. "How Will I Know?", one of Ms. Houston's earlier hits, tells a story of a young woman left feeling uncomfortable with her feelings. The lyrics speak to not trusting your feelings and how love can be deceiving. Sound familiar? Without the passion to evaluate what would make you want to self-actualize leaves you flat-lining like a person who's suffering a cardiac arrest. The song offers answers - say a prayer, ask someone who knows. The prayer part means stopping your ever thinking mind to cease processing. A bit of contemplation does wonders for you and your relationships. But, like the Delphi oracle said, "Everything in moderation" and "Know thyself." To go overboard in your analysis of your intimate connections can leave everyone not knowing where they stand. Retreat, but don't pull back as far as Cleveland (or Newark), OK?
Libra/Libra Rising* (Sep 23-Oct 22): Dolly Parton can expect more green in her mailbox because she wrote the classic cover torch song "I Will Always Love You." The other cover from The Bodyguard was "I'm Every Woman," written by the late Nick Ashford and the ever vivacious Valerie Simpson. What most do not know is that Ms. Houston paid serious homage to Chaka Khan (who recorded it first and also pregnant with her first daughter). Check out the video (it's pure joy). Ms. Simpson is holding down keyboards (and the late Left Eye of TLC can be seen, too). What are you universally connected to? Who are your women, your tribe that brings you this brand of joy? How do you begin a new form of relating? Like this video, which contains all women (and Chaka's blasting vocals at the end), how do you bring disparate folk together for something higher, loving and enduring? Please do not allow Mars re-evaluating his individualistic self in your 12th house of surrender and self-undoing to keep you isolated and paranoid. Reach out and touch (trust) someone, ain't no mountain enough and the real thing, nothing like that, either. (Ashford and Simpson wrote those three tunes, too.) One of your scales contains real things ...
Scorpio/Scorpio Rising* (Oct 23-Nov 21): My non-practicing lawyer self enjoyed this song "Lover for Life" from Whitney's I'm Your Baby Tonight CD. You've heard my testimony/You've seen my evidence/Hey, it's a crime of passion in every sense/And justice would be served/if you stayed here in my world. Take me I'm your prisoner/Will you sentence Me to be your lover for life? Sure, it's cheesy, but I find that you work best, Scorpio, when you admit your sentimentalities, at least to yourself. You are a water sign, you know, built best for expression of feelings, passionate ones. And the longer the sentence of love, the more receptive and unconditionally loving you become. Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but your love's process server is fully steamed up! Read Aries for further illumination, especially about how to rekindle the heat in your intimate relationships.