Polaris, Hyperborea, and Atlantis, because they lie buried beneath the continents and oceans of the modern world, have frequently been symbolized as rocks supporting upon their broad surfaces new lands, races, and empires. After the deluge sent by the gods to destroy mankind at the close of the Iron Age, only Deucalion and Pyrrha were left alive. Entering a ruined sanctuary to pray, they were directed by an oracle to depart from the temple and with heads veiled and garments unbound cast behind them the bones of their mother. Construing the cryptic message of the god to mean that the earth was the Great Mother of all creatures, Deucalion picked up loose rocks and, bidding Pyrrha do likewise, cast them behind him.
From these rocks there sprang forth a new and stalwart race of human beings, the rocks thrown by Deucalion becoming men and those thrown by Pyrrha becoming women. In this allegory is epitomized the mystery of human evolution; for spirit, by ensouling matter, becomes that indwelling power which gradually but sequentially raises the mineral to the status of the plant; the plant to the plane of the animal; the animal to the dignity of man; and man to the estate of the gods. The solar system was organized by forces operating inward from the great ring of the Saturnian sphere; and since the beginnings of all things were under the control of Saturn, the most reasonable inference is that the first forms of worship were dedicated to him and his peculiar symbol--the stone.
Thus the intrinsic nature of Saturn is synonymous with that spiritual rock which is the enduring foundation of the Solar Temple, and has its antitypc or lower octave in that terrestrial rock--the planet Earth--which sustains upon its jagged surface the diversified genera of mundane life. Although its origin is uncertain, litholatry undoubtedly constitutes one of the earliest forms of religious expression.
Remnants of stone worship are distributed over the greater part of the earth's surface, a notable example being the menhirs at Carnac, in Brittany, where several thousand gigantic uncut stones are arranged in eleven orderly rows. Many of these monoliths stand over twenty feet out of the sand in which they are embedded, and it has been calculated that some of the larger ones weigh as much as , pounds. By some it is believed that certain of the menhirs mark the location of buried treasure, but the most plausible view is that which regards Carnac as a monument to the astronomical knowledge of antiquity.
Scattered throughout the British Isles and Europe, these cairns, dolmens, menhirs, and cistvaens stand as mute but eloquent testimonials to the existence and achievements of races now extinct. Of particular interest are the rocking or logan stones, which evince the mechanical skill of these early peoples. These relics consist of enormous boulders poised upon one or two small points in such a manner that the slightest pressure will sway them, but the greatest effort is not sufficient to overthrow them.
These were called living stones by the Greeks and Latins, the most famous one being the Gygorian stone in the Strait of Gibraltar. Though so perfectly balanced that it could be moved with the stalk of a daffodil, this rock could not be upset by the combined weight of many men. There is a legend that Hercules raised a rocking stone over the graves of the two sons of Boreas whom he had killed in combat. This stone was so delicately poised that it swayed back and forth with the wind, but no application of force could overturn it.
A number of logan stones have been found in Britain, traces of one no longer standing having been discovered in Stonehenge. See The Celtic Druids. It is interesting to note that the green stones forming the inner ring of Stonehenge are believed to have been brought from Africa. In many cases the monoliths are without carving or inscription, for they undoubtedly antedate both the use of tools and the art of writing.
In some instances the stones have been trued into columns or obelisks, as in the runic monuments and the Hindu lingams and sakti stones; in other instances they are fashioned into rough likenesses of the human body, as in the Easter Island statues, or into the elaborately sculptured figures of the Central American Indians and the Khmers of Cambodia. The first rough-stone images can hardly be considered as effigies of any particular deity but rather as the crude effort of primitive man to portray in the enduring qualities of stone the procreative attributes of abstract Divinity.
An instinctive recognition of the stability of Deity has persisted through all the intervening ages between primitive man and modem civilization. Ample proof of the survival of litholatry in the Christian faith is furnished by allusions to the rock of refuge , the rock upon which the church of Christ was to be founded, the corner stone which the builders rejected, Jacob's stony pillow which he set up and anointed with oil, the sling stone of David, the rock Moriah upon which the altar of King Solomon's Temple was erected, the white stone of Revelation, and the Rock of Ages.
Stones were highly venerated by prehistoric peoples primarily because of their usefulness. Jagged bits of stone were probably man's first weapons; rocky cliffs and crags constituted his first fortifications, and from these vantage points he hurled loose boulders down upon marauders. In caverns or rude huts fashioned from slabs of rock the first humans protected themselves from the rigors of the elements. Stones were set up as markers and monuments to primitive achievement; they were also placed upon the graves of the dead, probably as a precautionary measure to prevent the depredations of wild beasts.
During migrations, it was apparently customary for primitive peoples to carry about with them stones taken from their original habitat. As the homeland or birthplace of a race was considered sacred, these stones were emblematic of that universal regard shared by all nations for the place of their geniture. The discovery that fire could be produced by striking together two pieces of stone augmented man's reverence for stones, but ultimately the hitherto unsuspected world of wonders opened by the newly discovered element of fire caused pyrolatry to supplant stone worship.
The dark, cold Father--stone--gave birth out of itself to the bright, glowing Son-fire; and the newly born flame, by displacing its parent, became the most impressive and mysterious of all religio-philosophic symbols, widespread and enduring through the ages. Saturn, having been warned by his parents that one of his own children would dethrone him, devoured each child at birth. At last Rhea, his wife, in order to save Jupiter, her sixth child substituted for him a rock enveloped in swaddling clothes--which Saturn, ignorant of the deception practiced upon him, immediately swallowed.
Jupiter was concealed on the island of Crete until he attained manhood, when he forced his father to disgorge the five children he had eaten. The stone swallowed by Saturn in lieu of his youngest son was placed by Jupiter at Delphi, where it was held in great veneration and was daily anointed. The body of every thing was likened to a rock, trued either into a cube or more ornately chiseled to form a pedestal, while the spirit of everything was likened to the elaborately carved figure surmounting it.
Accordingly, altars were erected as a symbol of the lower world, and fires were kept burning upon them to represent that spiritual essence illuminating the body it surmounted.
The square is actually one surface of a cube, its corresponding figure in plane geometry, and its proper philosophic symbol. Consequently, when considering the earth as an element and not as a body, the Greeks, Brahmins, and Egyptians always referred to its four corners, although they were fully aware that the planet itself was a sphere.
Because their doctrines were the sure foundation of all knowledge and the first step in the attainment of conscious immortality, the Mysteries were often represented as cubical or pyramidal stones. Conversely, these stones themselves became the emblem of that condition of self-achieved godhood. The unchangeability of the stone made it an appropriate emblem of God--the immovable and unchangeable Source of Existence--and also of the divine sciences--the eternal revelation of Himself to mankind. As the personification of the rational intellect, which is the true foundation of human life, Mercury, or Hermes, was symbolized in a like manner.
Terminus, a form of Jupiter and god of boundaries and highways, from whose name is derived the modern word terminal , was also symbolized by an upright stone, sometimes ornamented with the head of the god, which was placed at the borders of provinces and the intersections of important roads. The philosopher's stone is really the philosophical stone , for philosophy is truly likened to a magic jewel whose touch transmutes base substances into priceless gems like itself.
Wisdom is the alchemist's powder of projection which transforms many thousand times its own weight of gross ignorance into the precious substance of enlightenment. While upon the heights of Mount Sinai, Moses received from Jehovah two tablets bearing the characters of the Decalogue traced by the very finger of Israel's God. This sacred stone, formed of heavenly dew, was sundered by the breath of God, and upon the two parts were drawn in black fire the figures of the Law.
These precious inscriptions, aglow with celestial splendor, were delivered by the Lord on the Sabbath day into the hands of Moses, who was able to read the illumined letters from the reverse side because of the transparency of the great jewel. The Ten Commandments are the ten shining gems placed by the Holy One in the sapphire sea of Being, and in the depths of matter the reflections of these jewels are seen as the laws governing the sublunary spheres.
They are the sacred ten by which the Supreme Deity has stamped His will upon the face of Nature. This same decad was celebrated by the Pythagoreans under the form of the tetractys--that triangle of spermatic points which reveals to the initiated the whole working of the cosmic scheme; for ten is the number of perfection, the key to creation, and the proper symbol of God, man, and the universe. Because of the idolatry of the Israelites, Moses deemed the people unworthy to receive the sapphire tables; hence he destroyed them, that the Mysteries of Jehovah should not be violated.
For the original set Moses substituted two tablets of rough stone into the surface of which he had cut ten ancient letters. While the former tables--partaking of the divinity of the Tree of Life--blazed forth eternal verities, the latter--partaking of the nature of the Tree of Good and Evil--revealed only temporal truths.
Thus the ancient tradition of Israel returned again to heaven, leaving only its shadow with the children of the twelve tribes. One of the two tables of stone delivered by the Lawgiver to his followers stood for the oral, the other for the written traditions upon which the Rabbinical School was founded. Authorities differ widely as to the size and substance of the inferior tables.
Some describe them as being so small that they could be held in the hollow of a man's hand; others declare that each table was ten or twelve cubits in length and of enormous weight. A few even deny that the tables were of stone, maintaining that they were of a wood called sedr , which, according to the Mohammedans, grows profusely in Paradise. The two tables signify respectively the superior and the inferior worlds--the paternal and the maternal formative principles.
You tend to imagine that your worries are greater than they are or spend countless hours obsessing over problems that never come to pass. Very creative, you feel pulled to channel your energy into artistic pursuits, though they never seem to get off the ground as you do not possess sufficient motivation and diligence. The mystical realm tends to fascinate you though you must be mindful not to become engrossed in negative spiritual endeavours such as calling on dark spirits, hypnosis, and the like, as they will bring you trouble. Self-restraint is not your strong point and you have a difficult time saying no to temptations.
You are likely to have issues with substance abuse at some point in your life, though you need to curb these cravings as they will only bring you grief. You can be a bit delusional and would do well to develop some practicality; you need to keep your feet on the ground if you are to accomplish anything. Your empathy is deep and you are always willing to come to the aid of others. However, your sensitive emotions can be easily abused by those who may play the victim just to take advantage of your kindness.
These situations have the potential to drag you down drastically. Keep in mind that you are in control of your own destiny and these people cannot harm you without you allowing them to. Focus on learning how to turn people down when your intuition warns you that they may not be worth trusting. Finding your direction in life may prove challenging for you as you have trouble concentrating on any one specific point. You are prone to romanticism, nostalgia, and reacting emotionally. Your spirituality can be blinded by material desires.
You are strongly affected by your environment and must pay attention to what sorts of circumstances you engage in. Physically you are sensitive to medication in general and should be mindful of how much of it you take, even when given a prescription from the doctor. A quiet, non-confrontational nature can make it difficult for you to get ahead in life. Your tendency to fantasise breeds delusion, either from yourself or by other people. One of your life lessons is to learn how to defend your values and beliefs, despite potential controversy.
Your sensitive feelings are easily wounded by others and you often evade any sort of disagreement, preferring to sweep things under the rug. You are likely to view others with rose-coloured glasses, placing them on a pedestal and seeing only their fine points. When they eventually disappoint you, you are crushed. You must enjoy other people for who they actually are rather than what you want them to be, flaws and all. Past life karma may place hidden adversaries in your path to account for dishonourable acts from the past; be cautious of who you trust.
Others may believe you are a threat to them somehow and will attempt to harm you before you can do the same. Those in positions of power will come to you and show you how a true leader should behave. Your wants are particularly intense and once you set your sights on a goal, not much can keep you from achieving it.
When this happens you can end up with an obsessive sort of tunnel vision until you are finished, often become highly subjective in regards to the matter at hand. Be careful not to become a fanatic. You can be quite demanding of others and attempt to dictate their path for them, though you yourself will not abide by others telling you what to do and should keep this in mind when leading others. You insist on knowing others intentions and secrets, though will keep your own well-hidden unless you believe it will somehow further your advances.
You prefer to be in the most informed position at all times.
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You crave to experience powerful emotions and are unconcerned whether these emotions are from something beneficial or something detrimental, as long as you can experience these strong feelings. Your romantic partnerships often suffer from inequality as you can be rather dominating and you need to learn to share power, rather than keeping it all for yourself. You are extremely driven, dedicated, and preserving, though you must keep in mind that not everyone can conjure up these same traits.
Try to be patient with others as they are not likely to be able to sustain the stressful working conditions that you are able to. Take the immense energy that you have and release it into something beneficial rather than dominating others, or you will be branded a tyrant. Despite the above, it is important to emphasise that you are able to accomplish amazing feats if only you channel your energy correctly. The forces you project into the world will be powerful and it is up to you whether you want to generate something beneficial for all or mass destruction.
Strive for a more harmonious atmosphere when dealing with other people; diplomacy will go a long way farther than opposition. Do not burn the bridges you cross on your way up, as you never know who you will encounter in the future. Karma will limit you if you try to use unwholesome techniques when achieving your goals. It would also help you to pay attention to concepts suggested by others; you just might discover a perspective you have never considered. Allow others a chance to release their inner musings instead of answering for them.
And finally, keep in mind that being consistently inflexible in your attitude, behaviour, and opinions can create adversaries for you, when you could have had partners. Your powerful passions will either magnetically draw others to you or frighten them away. You have a great deal of charm and a way of attracting others to you almost without effort. This influence you have over others can cause you to easily use manipulation tactics, even if these actions are often subconscious.
This placement allows you to either change your beliefs into something more beneficial to you, or to aid other people in changing their beliefs. You are likely to be creative and strive to promote a beautiful, peaceful, and comfortable environment. Your perception and compassion for others causes you to reach out and help people in whatever way you can.
If this placement is expressed negatively, you can be merciless and act without heart. Inside yourself you store every slight that has ever been afflicted upon you. Feeling resentful and angry, you remember each hurt and refuse to bestow forgiveness. You are vengeful, plotting ways to repay those who have hurt you, though you may not actually act upon these musings.
This placement will also bestow you with great ambitious and dedication. Challenges will not deter you as you can work very diligently, persevering beyond what most others would be capable of. However, the most common impact of this placement will make you emotionally fickle, going from warm to cool rather suddenly, or it will provide you constant trials so as to assess your character. The general feel of this placement is not necessarily pleasing, though it may bring to you advantageous abilities that allow you to survive extremely difficult situations, and that is worth quite a lot.
If you are able to get through the tension that this placement provides, you will find yourself a very strong person indeed. When you focus diligently towards one aspiration you are able to achieve a great deal. The path can be quite hard on you however, and you will feel as though you are left with the burden of the entire task on your own. You are able to call upon an impressive amount of self-restraint and discipline when needed although you may criticise yourself harshly, feeling that you are never quite good enough and heaven forbid it if you were to make a mistake.
At times, the doubt you feel within can damage opportunities for success. If you are involved with a long term endeavour you may find yourself feeling defeated when the project does not advance quickly enough for your liking. When you attempt to assert yourself, you are often met with opposition. This can lead to you feeling as though you are inferior in comparison to others. You must develop a way to channel the inner feelings of aggravation you possess or they will lead to you feeling as though you may burst at any moment. Often when this burst does occur, it is directed at the people you feel most bonded to.
Be careful not to generate resentment in your loved ones; they are not a doormat for you to wipe your dirty feet on. It might be best for you to labour alone. This placement is likely to produce many interruptions, postponements, and challenges regarding your plans; be patient. You must find equilibrium between your wants or wishes, and the responsibilities that you are obliged to. Pursuing your longings is likely to cause others to view you as self-centred, foolish, and undependable.
However, if you restrain yourself completely from pursuing your inner wants, you might not be able to keep yourself from ripping at the seams; both areas need to be catered to. Unfortunately, due to this tension, you feel angry and irritated because you believe that your decisions are somehow made for you and you are unable to engage in what is most pleasing for you. These resentments keep building and cause you to emote negatively, often in spite and mockery. It may help you to write down the things that you are obligated to do first and make sure you get them done.
Next write down what you would most like to do for pleasure and start on those. This way you have a clearly defined path towards accomplishing both types of endeavours and are not fighting with yourself, causing delay due to frustration by indecision. Highly detail-oriented and organised, you make sure that the work you take on is done right.
In addition to the above, one of the lessons given in the placement is for you to be aware of and appreciate just how beautiful life can really be. Many times you are unable to see the positive things going on around you because you are so bogged down by the difficulties that you face on a regular basis. Life can be cold and harsh at times but, as with everything, there must be balance. Every yin has its yang and the harshness must be tempered by love and beauty, both of which can be found all around you if you only LOOK.
You require warmth and care though these things may not be abundant in your life.
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If you want more love in your life you must be able to express your own feelings to other people, something that can be particularly difficult for you to do. Previous hurts are not easily forgotten by you and you may carry with you a deep emotional wound, creating a detached, reserved demeanour that others may find impenetrable. This sombre attitude can baffle others as they are unable to read you. As mentioned previously, you have a tendency towards keeping any negative feelings secured within until they reach a boiling point and burst forth. Holding in your anger will only cause you harm, whether this be mentally, emotionally, or physically; you are susceptible to disorders affecting the organs that are responsible for cleaning your system and must be mindful of your kidneys and gallbladder.
Furthermore, it would be beneficial for you to monitor your wants as they can become destructive and uncontrollable if left to their own devices. It is also possible that you will find it difficult to complete tasks that you have started as your determination wavers as time carries on. Another influence with this placement is an inclination towards adopting an unsympathetic, cold-hearted, self-centred approach where you will only help others if you are able to benefit from doing so.
They behave as actors in a production. What is happening on stage? The signs in astrology are the way that the actors behave on stage. How are they living their life, in their highest good or in their shadow? The signs describe in detail how the actor might react, behave or conduct themselves. Geminis are out-going, adaptable, inquisitive, perceptive, rational, witty, instinctive, communicative, and articulate.
On the other hand, they may be fidgety, contrary, insincere, fault-finding, and hurried. These creatures must be engaged in a career that allows for a great deal of diversity as they detest doing the same thing day in and day out; Geminis can become easily bored. Like a butterfly, Geminis will fly from one thing to another, sampling this and learning about that, never staying long enough to thoroughly absorb the matter at hand.
They prefer breadth over depth. It is also unlikely that they will see their many projects through to the end, as they lose interest quickly and move on to the next exciting endeavour. One thing they will always be fascinated with is acquiring knowledge and new information; this lends them to an aptitude in teaching if they can discipline themselves long enough to gather their teaching credentials.
Any career in which they will need to persuade another is also appealing to them as they can be quite convincing, even if the tale is only halfway factual; they can be brilliant story tellers. Geminis crave and require a great deal of mental stimulation. To achieve this, they will tend to read whatever they can get their hands on and socialise readily and extensively. The urgency they feel to obtain this mental activity will either drive them to achieve success or cause them to endlessly move about from one situation to another, seeking ever more interesting conquests but accomplishing little.
Having a gift for gab, Geminis amuse others with their charming persona, lively banter, and robust humour. They are always aware of just which words to use to elicit the response they are looking for, though at times they will so quickly alter the topics of conversation that many cannot follow them. Due to their lightning quick mental reflexes, they may become impatient when waiting on others to finish articulating their thoughts, so much so that the Gemini will often jump in and speak for them.
They must develop patience and tolerance for those who may not be as quick as they are. Geminis can be indecisive as they are very objective and can understand the value in each side of contradicting perspectives. Though they may at times play favourites and back up the opinion of the person they are most interested in that particular minute. Nevertheless they are fickle and can convincingly argue for the exact opposite side when the situation changes.
Geminis tend to intellectualise their emotions and keep a cool head. They prefer to rely on logic rather than sentiment when evaluating situations and making their decisions. Unfortunately, Geminis are often insincere, unrealistic, inconsistent, unreliable, unable to focus their attention, and complain endlessly when in a negative place learn about compatibility with Gemini here.
Stress is a particular problem for Geminis as they are usually high strung. They must learn to relax and quiet their mind or they will become sick from anxiety. It may be helpful to focus on someone other than themselves and direct their tensions towards something beneficial. You quickly pick up on the vibes and energy of those around you, absorbing either positive or negative emotions.
This may be the reason your emotions fluctuate wildly and why you may be cheerful and happy one moment, and grumpy and brooding the next. It is imperative that you develop a way to either discipline these fluctuations or find a positive outlet for them. You feel a great desire to care for others. At times your emotions or thoughts may seem illogical to those around you due to your inability to articulate them rationally. Those closest to you must be understanding of your many moods and of your need to isolate yourself on occasion.
You easily empathise with others and often know what they are feeling without them needing to say it outright. Any offense will be taken to heart and while you may let the person off the hook, you will always remember what has transpired. Feeling safe and secure is a necessity to you, particularly in your home environment and with those closest to you. It would be beneficial for you to trust your gut instincts as they are usually accurate; you may even have premonitions.
When something is important to you, you are likely to hold tightly to it. Your maternal parental figure has probably had a significant impact on your life and this impact may continue through your entire life. You prefer keeping out of the limelight but will certainly stand up for the people you care for. The tendency towards sentimentality may be a problem as you dislike throwing anything away; each object has a memory attached to it that you do not wish to let go of.
Try to remember that what has passed will always stay in your heart regardless of the possessions you keep. Your mind is connected with your memories, feelings, and emotions from the past. You tend to hold on to the memories of things because they give you security. You are highly interested in inner, subjective, and personal issues, and your thinking is based more on feelings, intuition, personal experiences, and prejudices rather than reason or logic. Intellectual abilities and accomplishments without heart or soul mean little to you.
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In addition to psychology, you are probably drawn to education, art, poetry, music, or mythology. You are shy and somewhat reticent about speaking in public, but you will open yourself up and share your thoughts in small, intimate, little family-type circles of people you know and trust. You perhaps enjoy keeping a diary or chronicle of your thoughts and feelings regarding your day-to-day happenings. Your mind retains and absorbs knowledge easily.
You are intuitive, psychic, and sympathetic, yet may become depressed over your own problems and the problems of the world. You may have difficulty in getting to the root of the problem because you so easily become involved emotionally with the people instead of the problem. You may have difficulty in making decisions or you may simply change your mind constantly. Mental focus and control must be developed. When choosing a romantic partner, you are more moved by intelligence than mere looks. You prefer someone who is an intellectual, inquisitive, clever, witty, and communicates well.
Because you can lose interest quickly, you require a partner that will stimulate your mind and possibly even provide some sort of obstacle for you to untangle. You enjoy always having something exciting going on in your relationships; the more you can learn and experience, the better. Communicating, exchanging ideas, going on random adventures, and socialising with your companion are essential to your happiness in a partnership.
However, you have a charming personality and are naturally flirtatious with others which can create problems if you are with a partner that tends to be more possessive and envious; these sorts of behaviours usually do not bode well with you. It is best if you are allowed freedom to interact with new people in your naturally out-going, charismatic, lively fashion. Be mindful not to break too many hearts on your way to finding the right partner, as you can tend to easily change your mind about a person quite suddenly or date multiple people at once.
Commitment is difficult for you to invest in and you often enjoy the thrilling excitement of the early stages of romance more than the later stages. You are gifted in articulating yourself in all forms; writing, speaking, singing, and the like. You tend to remove yourself from your emotions and objectively analyse your feelings.
If Venus is negatively aspected, you may have trouble with your lungs or the oxygen in your system. Your drive is conveyed in unusual and innovative ways. If you want to shake things up, or if you love conversation, flow, and adventure, mutable sign men bring excitement and variety back to your life.
The astrological signs of your past and current partners are part of that story. Sometimes, a seemingly mismatched partner will inspire necessary growth. Perhaps you need to develop your generosity, learn to assert yourself, resolve an old drama with your parents. For example, Tali had a semi-torturous relationship with a musical, artistic Scorpio man who spent most nights composing amazing songs, then bingeing on Scotch.
His extreme behavior was a wakeup call. Tali realized that she was repressing her own desire to sing and express her creativity. While she skipped the hard liquor and hangovers, she did pick up the microphone and let herself belt out some tunes. The relationship has faded into history, but Tali hits the karaoke bar several nights a week.
If you date someone of the same sign, congratulations. Now, you can celebrate that with a kindred spirit! Remember, though: being Bobbsey twins might be comfortable, but autonomy is important to stave off boredom. Otherwise, passion may cool to a brother-sister vibe. Of course, all that friction can lead to explosive sexual chemistry, even an obsessive desire to figure each other out you never will. Some astrologers believe that each sign is an evolved version of the one before it.
The sign after yours is a teacher, although like a rebellious teen seeking emancipation from a parent, you may never admit it. This combination makes for painful breakups, and a seething sexual tension that lingers for a lifetime. Friendship and communication are the hallmarks of this aspect. Being best friends is easy. Keeping the spark alive? A little challenging. The square aspect is a harsh, degree angle between two signs that creates a push-pull dynamic. There can be power struggles and clashing agendas.
The dynamic tension will keep you active and keyed up. Of course, that could be exactly what you want. A little autonomy goes a long way to keep the passion alive. Your bond is intense, unspoken, almost secretive in a way. The person five signs away from your sign has nothing in common with you astrologically. This sign can be highly compatible, even a soul twin match. We tend to view things from a close-up, missing the whole picture by hyperfocusing on a detail or two. With an opposite sign, your life appears in full relief, like a finished painting. Suddenly, it all makes sense.
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May tank several businesses and lose the family fortune on his road to riches. Refuses to settle for less. Sex As necessary as oxygen. A strict father who can be a little too demanding, but also attentive. Pets Too many germs, but enjoys their unconditional love and affection.
His Meltdowns Explosive, mind-melding, intense arguments. Could send you to the psychological trauma ward. Drop an Aries man into a room full of educated, self-aware women. Backs straighten suddenly, lashes flutter, hair is gamely twirled around fingers. Surely there are some damsels in distress here? His masculinity brings out a primal instinct you have the good sense to be embarrassed about. Thought you were too smart to go weak-kneed over some macho stud, right? Until Hercules shows up, that is. Eons of feminist progress vanish like the dinosaurs.
Blame it, perhaps, on your Darwinian DNA. Research suggests that women are still biologically hardcoded to seek out the hardiest mate, he who can guarantee our survival in case of flood, harsh winter, or famine. Will he appreciate her? Not to the degree she deserves.
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He always gets the best. This proud peacock arrives feathers out, ready to smoke his competition and impress you into a state of weak-kneed awe. Credentials and prior experience are irrelevant. He strives to assert his individuality, to be his own man. Democracy: Thomas Jefferson. Fashion: Marc Jacobs.
Pop music production: Pharrell Williams. Comedy: Eddie Murphy. Environmental awareness: Al Gore. Stunts: Jackie Chan. Babymaking music: Marvin Gaye, Al Green. Late night TV: David Letterman. Acting: Marlon Brando. And the list goes on. Get it? And like revolutionary Ram Thomas Jefferson, the Aries man holds that truth to be self-evident. Because he covers this up desperately, he comes across as either breathtakingly egotistical or trying too hard.
This can evoke your violent, immediate dislike of him—but wait. You feel weightless, feminine, cherished dare we say it? Of course, other men are glad to follow this natural leader. He can whip ass in a political debate, annihilate a chessboard, hold court at the head of any dinner table with side-splitting jokes and stories.
Ophira dated an Aries for two years who watched either Lord of the Rings or Gladiator—sometimes both—every single night before bed. He also won a national jujitsu tournament without any training. Men adored him. For example, is octogenarian Hugh Hefner, with his Playboy mansion and three porn-star girlfriends, a sexual renegade?
Probably both. The Aries man has a reputation for having anger issues. Indeed his temper and demeanor can be fierce and intimidating. Usually, pain and a sense of powerlessness. When he loves for the first time, the Aries man will hand you his entire heart, whole and beating wildly, with full trust. He has no idea that anything bad could possibly happen. He believes—he trusts the outcome purely, without a single, tarnishing thought. The Fool is the first card of the Tarot deck. It depicts a merry, spirited young man on the edge of a cliff, carrying a small hobo sack.
He gets burned. He sneaks downstairs to catch Santa Claus and sees his mother putting gifts under the tree. The woman he thought would be his wife has been cheating on him. Now, he feels like a different sort of fool. And this sucker punch knocks the wind right out of Aries. As the saying goes, the first cut is the deepest. He may never fully recover from this primal wound. He might become a player, seducing and dumping women ruthlessly. He might swear himself to celibacy so wrong for the sign with the highest libido , fall into drug abuse, even suffer a nervous breakdown.
Everything The Aries Man is pure and undistilled for the Aries man—his pain, anger, and outrage. He takes everything personally. Our Aries uncle Sami, visiting New York from Tel Aviv, stewed for a week because he paid gasp three dollars for two tomatoes. He longs desperately to give his heart fully to life—to love and express his passion—every moment. So his heart continues to beat wildly, but rather than leaping through his chest, it now flings itself against an ironclad fortress, against the steely armor of a knight who once threw off his helmet and charged onto the battlefield naked.
When the Aries man allows his heart to thaw, he can heal into a powerful force of nature. What He Wants in a Woman What do you get when you cross a kindergarten teacher, Superwoman, and a porn star? The perfect wife, according to Aries. He wants a lifelong personal lap dancer with natural sweetness, maternal instincts, passion, and star power.
We said his dreams, right? But deep down the bookish honor-roll girl yearns to be homecoming queen. The human Barbie doll wants to be taken seriously in spite of her double-Ds. So perhaps what looks like an arrogant, selfish demand is just Aries upping the ante for us. Aries has no problem with that. Still, if he had to choose one dominant quality, the Aries man will go with the motherly type. The bookworm might be too sexually inhibited for him.
So… Mommy. She cooks, cleans, and cares for the family, leaving him free to play. Like a private therapist, she listens to his endless anxieties and neuroses. The Aries Man Now, for the warning label. All that doting might keep your Aries fat and happy, but it will leave you completely miserable, with a spoiled brat to raise. But it will drain the life out of you. Attention is a valuable commodity. Passion and patience. We worked together and had this ongoing flirtation for years. Finally, she moved out and they got divorced.
The Aries man is extremely sensitive to stress—and he needs to vent this to the woman he trusts. He might even cry. He has moments of such extreme vulnerability that you want to take him in your arms, rock him, tell him it will be okay. In biblical lore, mighty Samson surely an Aries confided in beautiful Delilah that his long hair was his strength. She seduced him into cutting his hair and losing his powers. This has the same effect as Kryptonite on Superman, or a buzz cut on Samson. He needs to fight for you, and without this, he loses his strength.
Before you know it, he quits his job, and spends the day sitting around in sweatpants, stewing in a funk, or downloading videos instead of applying for a new job. You might pay dearly for this in the end, too. After their divorce, he won child support, a mansion, and came out looking like Father of the Year while she had a bipolar breakdown.
Know your limits and stick by them. But Samson needs to let his hair grow back naturally. He needs you to believe in him, encourage him and not The Aries Man interfere in his process. Like the springtime that heralds the Aries cycle, there must always be a struggle, a fight for life to break through the frozen winter ground.
Without this battle, there could be no crocuses, daffodils, or cherry blossoms. Then… the tulips begin to peek out of the ground. Only if you want to kill them. In life, he orders everything customized to his tastes, and those tastes are very particular. When he finds that, he gives it every ounce of his being. He turns off the selfish switch and pours on the giving. So why would he do that for just anyone? The Aries man is great at either having lots of sex with lots of different people, or being completely devoted to one woman.
Nothing in between. The Aries man is endearingly authentic to a fault. Take our friend Lois, a Virgo, and her Aries boyfriend Charlie. When I tried to end the first date early by saying I was tired, he offered to walk me home. On the way, I started to cough and said I needed to get cough drops and he insisted on paying for them—in addition to dinner. He blushed when he asked me out again, and looked at the ground.
He was so shy and sweet, that it tugged at my heart. So there was a tremendous learning curve for him. But his courtship was largely based on acts of service. Cleaning out my storage closet in my apartment, buying tons of new plastic containers and organizing my tools. Buying me a new set of dishes because the old ones were pretty scary, fixing things. My kind of guy! He gets restless, itchy for the next adventure. His eyes rove, his imagination wanders. To this independent sign, bachelorhood is a cherished prize. The Aries Man What he needs is sort of contradictory: a relationship that gives him ultimate security and full freedom to roam.
The Aries man is deeply driven by a fear of abandonment, so that should never be an issue between you. On Coney Island, reality is suspended. Who cares if nobody else lives that way? That only makes it more appealing for Aries. Does that mean he wants everything on his terms? Well, everything that matters to him. We know tons of Aries men who are in long-term relationships, even married, but live in separate homes from their partners. He simply continues his search until he meets his match. Beatty and Christie were both attached, but realized they were soul mates who shared a rare level of passion.
They kept separate homes throughout their affair. Beatty told the press that he considered her his wife, and would even pay her alimony if they broke up. The only hitch? Julie Christie refused to marry Warren Beatty. Beatty began setting up the chessboard to take his queen. In , he bought his dream house and invited Christie over. He was determined to get his way. Unfortunately, he was dealing with another stubborn Ram, so Christie broke up with him by phone. And he left a trail of broken Hollywood hearts until , when he got Annette Bening pregnant, then married her in that order, of course.
They now have four children, so he got his way in the end. Aries always does. The Aries man is incredibly proud and fascinated by everything his can do. It will be obvious when you meet him that he knows that. When the Aries man loves, he holds on tight. This can make him a tyrant who runs his home like a four-star general. He wants his kids to be successful and will hold them to high standards— The Aries Man though he spoils them ridiculously, too.
There could be episodes of screaming, tears, hurled objects, and slammed doors with your warrior prince. He can take you to the edge of a mental breakdown. As with everything, Aries is always chasing the ultimate high: an idealized moment of bliss where pure love and ecstasy conjoin, where his noisy mind finally shuts up and he surrenders to his senses.
Aries loves the rapture of feeling completely free. One Aries man says he had the best orgasms while trying to get his wife pregnant. Since Aries rules the mind, his imagination is boundless when it comes to sex. His roguish nature can give his fantasies a teenageboy twist.
The Playboy centerfolds, swelling implants, cheesy garters, and money shots might just do it for him. Somehow, this only makes the Aries man seem like an even bigger stud. In spite of being a sex god, he can suffer from paralyzing performance anxiety. He was terrified that it would happen again. This sign is incredibly paranoid, in completely irrational ways. A patient, noncritical, receptive mate will restore his confidence and get him back to being the sexual Casanova he was born to be. He manages to grab your attention while seemingly doing nothing. He can also charge after women like the Ram that symbolizes him, making his intentions clear as day.
And he was so earnest about that, she went out with him anyhow. When the Aries man courts you, he always leaves you with something to remember him by. And indeed you will. Still, Aries is pretty much a direct kind of guy. He tells everyone. Shouts it from the rooftops, even. Hey everybody! Look at my woman! Translation: Look at me! He becomes your champion and one-man fan club.
Of course, being on a pedestal has its own set of problems, but he needs to idealize you. He rarely goes to bed without calling you, and you might talk for hours. He needs your opinion, your feedback, your listening ear. One friend confessed that she drifted off to sleep while her Aries was mid-monologue. He cries on your shoulder—literally. The little boy in Aries with all that pent-up stress and frustration secretly longs to sob in The Aries Man your arms and let it all go. If he trusts you with his tears, he trusts you with his life. Here are a few reasons why the Aries man could stray: Revenge.
It just overtakes him, like any passionate emotion. His intuition is usually right. In fact, nothing less would do. The Aries man is a late bloomer in the monogamy game. If he did, he might start having sexual adventures on the side. This is particularly potent in his younger years. But his youth can stretch well into his thirties, forties, and beyond, and his curiosity never dies. He can only accommodate your sexual differences so much before this becomes an absolute deal-breaker.
Beyond the physical, he needs mental compatibility, passion, and everything else on his lengthy demand list to really feel turned on. He expects you to apologize, take full responsibility for the fight he probably started, kiss his ass for a month, and endure his torturous stonewalling. The Aries man needs to be the Alpha in his circles. Let him go get his life together. He needs a certain degree of dominance, sorry to report. You fight constantly, with no makeup sex. Ask him if he wants to talk about it. Call him.
Calls a lot He really enjoys talking to you and he wants to know you better. Only answer when you have time to talk. He usually has a backup plan to hedge against rejection. Have a conversation about monogamy and STDs to see where he stands. Picks up the tab, gives flowers and gifts He just got his paycheck and is already impulsively blowing the whole thing. Prepare to pay for the next date because all of his money will be gone. Make them fall in love with you. He notices everything. He might seem a little intimidating, because his guard is usually up to a degree.
Your relationship will be largely centered around bonding through great talks. Open up and share from the heart. The male peacock wants to be admired. Say something clever and edgy. Do your own version of a mating call. Show off your star quality, laugh loudly, be the sexiest one on the dance floor. Remind him of himself. Did you take the words right out of his mouth? Do something exactly the way he would? It must be love! Our friend Lisa met her Aries husband Rob on the first day of grad school. He was in love from that moment on.
Everlasting Love with an Aries Getting to this point is a rocky road, one that might tempt you to turn back or take an easier path instead. Try this: Clean his apartment. We swear to God, this has worked for several women we know. The relationship began immediately. Share his vision. One couple we know loves Barcelona, philosophy, and also shares a passion for scuba diving. So they take courses and trips together all the time.
Have a passionate sense of social justice. Selfish as the Aries man can be, he can give back generously, too. He has a strong aversion to unfairness and human suffering. Put up with his quirks. Beneath those rippling biceps, Aries can also be a needy, neurotic, OCD worrywart. For example, he might be really paranoid about the E. Be really, really patient.
Aries wants to be a self-made man. He needs to grow at his own pace, to do things his own way, especially when it comes to his career. Stephanie, a graphic designer, offered to teach her Aries boyfriend how to build websites when he was out of a job for months. He refused her help. Years later, he secretly took out student loans to pay for an online web design course. The Aries man has too much pride to let you interfere in his process. Let him become a man on his own terms. To him, passion is the key ingredient.
You might end up wandering all over town, guided by whims and the moment. Besides, he hates doing things the typical way, and he usually has some reservations about opening himself up for possible rejection. He just wants to have fun, talk, and connect. What to Wear: No heels required! Slip into something nonrestrictive that shows off your shape, skin, and cleavage—like a sexy backless halter paired with jeans and low-heeled shoes. Make sure your outfits allow you to freely walk, dance, and grind hips in an alley on the way home.
Err on the side of youthful and playfully sexy with Aries. To Pay, or Not to Pay? He tends to burn through cash quickly, rarely leaving enough left over to treat you. Aries becomes more generous with time and trust. If your chemistry is obvious, you could be making out within the first hour of your date, and it might not end until the next day. His First Home Visit Sound the trumpets and prepare for his royal welcome! Now, his own home may look like post-nuclear wreckage, with a mattress buried somewhere far under papers, clothes, and God knows what else.
Do you think that means you can skip dusting the corners or leave scum on the shower tiles? Not a chance. The Aries man loves snack food. So make sure he can amble in and out of your pantry without depleting the stash. Order delivery from his favorite restaurant. The Aries man is a particular eater, and he likes his food prepared and arranged exactly to his specifications.
Talk politics. Or sports, philosophy, music, literature— whatever topic he knows a lot about. He loves to show off his mental prowess, spout and tout his opinions, and enjoy a spirited conversation on a hot topic. Take the plastic off the couch and the canopy off your bed. Anything too princessy will make him gag.
Hide the remote. The Aries man goes into couch potato mode too quickly if you let him. What happened to the romance? Scrub and sterilize. Aries is a hypochondriac and a germ freak, for starters, and he gets easily grossed out by a dirty house. He might be moving in soon, unofficially anyhow. Still, even if he loves being at your place seven nights a week, he might maintain his own scummy little bachelor pad, furnished with fruit crates and plastic storage tubs. Meeting His Family Because he takes so long to figure out what to do with his life, the Aries man might still live with his family when you meet him.
This can be convenient if you decide to live together, since there will be no tearful negotiations over whose place to move into. He might refuse to grow up just to punish them! The Aries man always has mother issues. He either idealizes his mom or demonizes her. She probably treated him like a crown prince in his childhood, never criticizing or disciplining him, creating a monster along the way.
The family unit must be supportive, not restrictive, for him to be close to his relatives.
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He may still hand over his paychecks, bail them out of prison, and dutifully serve them, even while complaining how terrible they are. Your single job is to be as likeable as possible to his relatives. As they warm to you, his own broken ties with them may mend, which will be healthier for everyone in the long run. Forcing yourselves to stay together, though? There comes a time with Aries, after one too many screaming, crying fights, when you have to wave the white flag.
Let it go. No amount of couples therapy, sedatives, and Imago dialogue workshopping can save this Titanic. He wants to remain friends forever, and listen—if you ever need someone to carry your groceries, just call him, okay? Not that chump from the supermarket. He has way too many abandonment issues to handle that well. One woman we know moved across the country from her Aries instead of directly breaking up with him.
He never really forgave her. Harsh, we know, but he really feels connected by some kind of spiritual umbilical cord to the woman he loves. Why would he cut off his life supply? The only exception is if one of you moves away for an unforeseeable time period.