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Fun With Astrology: Pisces, You’re All Wet

posted by Matthew Currie

Once more unto the breach, attempting to make this month more fun than usual.  This time around, we’re going to take a poke at Pisces. And why not? They’re usually sweet and caring enough to let you away with it… if not to assume outright they’ve done something to deserve it.

Now, an educational film on the subject:

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In the event you find yourself in a relationship with a Pisces (or want to be), here’s some practical advice.

And finally: if you yourself are a Pisces and have the sneaking suspicion that the next decade or so could get kind of weird because there’s some planet stuck in your Sign or something… well, you might just be right.

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Fun With Astrology: Spilling The Goods On Aquarius

posted by Matthew Currie

Once more it is time to march bravely into the dark of December and lighten things up a little!

What can be said about Aquarius that hasn’t already been said? “Man, that’s strange.” “Hey, what the heck IS that?” and of course the classic “We don’t take to your kind around here.”

All those usual responses to the inherent oddness of Aquarius is a shame, really. Aquarians incarnated in the first place, I’m convinced, because they signed an important Soul Contract to make the planet a better place, and it’s hardly their fault they all apparently got dropped off on the wrong planet.

Here is an educational film on the subject:

 

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…and should you find yourself in the odd and peculiar situation where you’re in a relationship with an Aquarius, here is the handy guide you need.

Good luck with that. We all salute your bravery. And in the event you actually ARE an Aquarius yourself… we thank you for that… that… what exactly are you doing, anyway…? What is that? Huh?

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Fun With Astrology: Getting Capricorn’s Goat

posted by Matthew Currie
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As part of my pledge to make December more fun (despite the Uranus Pluto Square and Saturn entering Sagittarius and such), it’s time to have a laugh with/at Capricorn.

 

Capricorn is, naturally, suspicious of such things. “Why do you find me a source of amusement, and what are you REALLY after?” Well, settle down there Oh Goaty One, for I come to praise you. Well, mostly.

 

At the very least, whatever kind of Capricorn you are you’re bound to be better than THIS guy, aren’t you?

 

In the event you are tasked with planning a birthday party for a Capricorn, here’s what you need to know.

 

And finally: here is Part Two of my video series, in which we take a less than serious look at Capricorn.

 

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Astrology, Love, And The Ham Sandwich Effect

posted by Matthew Currie
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Free Lunch from Wikipedia, yo!

I recently wrote about long-distance compatibility and how that can work out for the best. That, however, is not always the case…

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I have studied relationships most of my life, whether as a psych student or a counselor or a participant. In all that time I have never found a more efficient means to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a relationship than astrology. It continues to amaze me, even though I do it all the time. And yet as Kurt Godel discovered (look him up) no system of thought can ever completely explain everything. I confronted an example of this recently, with a friend of mine. It is a prime example of what I like to call “The Ham Sandwich Effect.”

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A friend of mine who is an astrologer has recently experienced one of the peculiar things that happens in our modern age: a perfectly wonderful Internet relationship that quickly collapsed once the two people in question actually met in person. The astrologer (let’s call him Dave) had done all the math on the birth charts and didn’t miss anything very obvious. The compatibility worked, and these two people certainly seemed to like each other as they communicated by phone and Internet. But once they actually met, it quickly became apparent that both parties had made a tremendous mistake somehow.

In fact: it was a disaster. So why did the wheels fall off this wagon so quickly and spectacularly in person, when the astrology looked so good?

Overall the aspects between the two of them were pretty decent. There were a couple of potential glitches, but nothing worse than I have seen in other relationships that worked out fine. There were a lot of trines and sextiles between them, which is generally good – although in my experience sometimes trines and sextiles are a little too lazy to stand up to the rigors of a real-life relationship.

Neptune played an important role in their compatibility. Neptune lends a lot of glamour to a relationship, for better and for worse. It can be the warm, all-enveloping panacea that removes a lot of the pain from life in the real world. There is a certain impulse that most humans have — to find some kind of permanent, easy to maintain bliss. On the one hand, I think this is what drives a lot of us to find a relationship. On the other hand, ask some heroin addicts how well pursuing non-stop long-term bliss worked out for them.

In this case, Neptune did not deal the fatal blow to the relationship… it merely lead both parties into entering the situation with very high expectations. And when the cold light of reality comes in, Neptune’s illusions can slip free and fly away quickly with the high-pitched flatulent sound of an untied balloon escaping.

It’s easy to see all the positives what a relationship is fresh, but sometimes… especially in circumstances like these that form by long distance… we need to consider what I call The Ham Sandwich Effect.

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For purposes of argument, let’s assume three things:

1) That instead of being born in a hospital (or the backseat of the cab or wherever you were born) you were born on the floor of a kitchen.

2) At the exact same moment you popped out of your mother and drew your first breath, someone in that kitchen was completing the act of making a ham sandwich.

3) Somewhere out there, whether you have met him or her yet or not, you have a soul mate: as perfect a match for you as any human being possibly can be in this admittedly imperfect world.

You are an individual with your own hopes and fears and desires and needs, and a ham sandwich is a ham sandwich. Although your astrological birth chart gives us a blueprint that delineates your hopes and fears and desires and needs, that ham sandwich in our theoretical example is going to have exactly the same birth chart as you do.

Suppose you meet that perfect wonderful soul mate of yours tomorrow, and within a week you’re planning to get married. That’s great. Congratulations! But then let’s suppose you suddenly die or are abducted by aliens and never returned or something. Then the following week that perfect wonderful soul mate of yours is introduced to that ham sandwich with exactly the same birth chart as you have.

What are the odds that those two will be married within a week? Yeah, didn’t think so, despite the fact that you and that sandwich have exactly the same birth chart.

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A psychologist can tell you you’ll be attracted to this kind of person or that kind of person because of your formative experiences and various personality factors. A biochemist might point out that compatible immune factors might make you like the way someone smells. Each of those worldviews offers something of value to finding someone you’re compatible with, but they’re both woefully incomplete, in my experience, compared to what Astrology tells us. Even so, when all is said and done, there still needs to be one more thing that applies. Whatever that thing is, I’m not sure that a psychologist or biochemist will necessary argue much with me if I call it “magic.”

But fear not, dear Dave… there’s still magic out there somewhere.

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