Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Radical Reposts: The Signs – Comparative

Libra loves to weigh and compare.

Earlier this year, we took a look at past articles on The Radical Virgo that featured specific signs. Now it’s time to reprise the huge cache of posts that feature them all. Many of them are part of the Quotes for the Signs series. They were posted previously during April’s Humor Month. For example, Radical Reposts: Humor - Wiseacres of Astro-Wisdom has these topics:

  •          Auntie Joyce’s Astro-Aphorisms
  •          Quotes for the Signs
  •          Quotes for the Seasons and Other Reasons

Rather than repeat them all here, I’m cross-referencing for the most part. I’m relisting here only when a topic would seem naked without some of the reposts that have appeared earlier. Radical Reposts: Astrology and Humor—and Humor about Astrology contains several articles comparing Sun and Mercury signs. All of these articles are tongue in cheek, not to say that some of the others aren’t, too.  Here are some more annotated comparisons for diving in and getting to know the Tribe of Twelve better.

Upside of the Zodiac Series

 This series is meant not just to show you the best expression of a specific sign, but also to give you a sense of how the signs are evolutionary and how they relate to one another.

Aries through Cancer
Learning the potentials of the 12 prototypes is a life-long quest—a conversation we can never have too often or stop exploring in depth—because the zodiac signs are the foundation of the astrological alphabet and our sky-to-earth understanding.

To recap, the initial third of the zodiac wheel represents the following aspects of inner growth process:

  • Conception in Aries
  • Rooting in Taurus
  • Growing conditions in Gemini
  • Protection of seedlings in Cancer

Now we move onto the next third of the cycle from Leo through Scorpio—into the blooming, harvesting, and sharing phases of our growth process.

Sagittarius to Pisces
In Part 1 and Part 2 of High Signs, we covered Aries through Cancer, then Leo through Scorpio. The purpose of this three-part article series is to identify some of the most optimal ways to express each of the twelve signs. A natural process of inner evolution reveals itself in the 12-stage cycle of the signs, as well as hints on how to break through core issues to resolution. This third of the zodiac covers teaching others how to garden and share seeds, agriculture or how to profit and continue to feed ourselves from our personal growth, feeding the world and eliminating world hunger. Finally,
we address the return to seed or dormancy in preparation for a new cycle

Signs by the Seasons and Holidays

Looks like I’ve never covered Autumn specifically, so it’s now on my Round Tuit List! (Too busy enjoying my favorite season to write about it.)

While this article spoke specifically to the retrogrades and Cardinal Grand Cross in early 2014, it has general application to how each sign handles retros and big changes. As the opening graphic suggests, it invites you, take a look at how you do at the crossroads of Same Old Street and Change Boulevard. My alter ego, Auntie Joyce, could not resist putting in her two cents about how each sign fares when they’re far from Easy Street.

The Quotes for the Signs feature seems to have taken on a life of its own. It's out of control, like H.A.L. the computer in "2001, A Space Odyssey." Quotes insist on celebrating everything!

Here's a little combined wisdom and blarney for the whole Tribe of Twelve! This time, Pisces gets a pair from my Mercury in Libra that can't choose between equal goodies.

Here's what I've observed on how the various zodiac signs "do" spring. Aries: Damn the torpedos, full speed ahead. MY season! MINE! Taurus: (Drunk on perfume) So many flowers to stop and smell. Gemini: Birthday time!

The Summer Signs  (06-Jun-14)
In late 2012, I wrote about the Winter Signs. The winter triplets Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces are associated with the most contemplative, quiet time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, ushered in by the Winter Solstice. Revisiting the trio of signs that make up any season helps understand the quarter of the year we’re entering and how to make the most of it. This third of the zodiac is concerned with how we shine (Sun), what we reflect (Moon) and how we reflect in another way—how we think and process information (Mercury).

Not long ago, we looked at How the Signs “Do” Spring. Here are the visuals of the Tribe of 12 tanning and otherwise doing their summer thing.

Boo-ware of angry or cranky zodiacal creatures this Halloween season! They may be dressed as your husband, wife, lover, friend or children, but during this celebration of the dark side, be watchful of what goes bump in the night.

The Winter Signs (20-Dec-12)
A Quiet Contemplation of Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces
Winter asks us to slow down, regardless of whether we’re Innies (introverts) or Outies (extroverts). It’s a time everyone needs to recharge, even if society doesn’t support it—and even if you’re an extrovert with little experience directing energy inward. It occurred to me that the winter signs would have some hints about ways we can do that in an optimal way, complementing the Sun's movement through each sign during the dark months of the year.

Happy Yule and Merry Whatever You Celebrate! Here are some winter holiday season quotes for the each of the signs with a few inspirations for all of us, sprinkled in-between.

For Holiday Gifts by Chiron sign, see Chiron Signs, below.

Aries ~ New Year's Day is every man's birthday. ~ Charles Lamb Taurus ~ Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. ~ Oscar Wilde … and 10 more!

That’s Entertainment!

Whether you want to tickle your Jupiter sign, your Sun sign, or a sign where you have a number of planets, this Zodiac Movie Guide is guaranteed to bring signs of laughter.

I got together with my wiseacre alter ego, Auntie Joyce, and we envisioned the favorite books of each zodiac sign. Feel free to disagree—or add to your sign's fave—in the Comments. Who could have just one?

Chiron Signs

What list on The Radical Virgo would be complete without mention of Chiron? This post is an announcement about my eBook, Healing Poems for the Chiron Signs, with sample lines from Scorpio and Gemini. While this is a purchase item (see sidebar), it’s a classic for learning more about your Chiron placement compared to the other eleven. It pairs well with the best-selling Chiron and Wholeness: A Primer.)

These dozen poems in full color, PDF format can read on screen or printed out individually and framed or put on your bulletin board to inspire you. They make great gifts, too. Framing the poem for your Chiron sign it is a nice way to keep your journey to wholeness in mind and in perspective.

Shop their Chiron signs! Give gifts that tame the wild beast of family drama, heal their core boo-boos, and keep giving them soothing benefits all year through. Who knows? You might just shift the energy and feel the love ...


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