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matthew currie astrology love and incompatability SCORPIO(Those of you who’ve been reading my blog for a while know that I have occasionally run a feature called “Ask An Astrologer.” Today, I swear, I am answering a real question from a real person. Really.)

BD writes:
My girlfriend is having unprotected sex with her ex-husband, because she thinks Scorpio’s can’t get STDs. She claims its safe for her and I, and she is having unprotected sex with me also. Is there any truth to what she is claiming?

There’s a short answer and a long answer to this. In case you’re in a hurry, I’ll give you the short answer first: put a condom on. Now. Tell your girlfriend to use one with her ex-husband. Warn the ex-husband. Put a condom on the dog too, just to be safe. Jeez.

Got that? Good. Now, the slightly longer answer:

I recently wrote about popular health advice and astrology. Specifically, I wrote about my concern that although astrology can be a great deal of use when it comes to looking at a person’s health, never take an astrologer’s medical advice over a doctor’s. Also don’t take any astrological advice that comes just from the Sun Sign.

Scorpio has a long association with matters involving sex. This, like all Sun Sign cliches, can be a double-edged sword. on the one hand, Scorpios can enjoy the reputation of being thought of as being particularly sexy… whether the individual Scorpio is all that sexy or not. Furthermore, Scorpios have a reputation for secrecy, and for stubbornness. As far as how well this pans out in any individual case, your mileage may vary. So, just as we should not assume that your girlfriend is immune from STDs because she is a Scorpio, we cannot blame the fact that she is stubbornly ignorant of how disease works, or that she is having sex with both you and her ex-husband at the same time, on her being a Scorpio either. Those qualities are freely available to the other twelve Signs as well… and sometimes they take full advantage of it.

Also: I’m guessing that you and your girlfriend are too young to remember and actor named Rock Hudson. He was a Scorpio. Look up what he died from and what an impact it had on society at large at the time.

In conclusion: if your girlfriend was a Taurus, she wouldn’t be immune to being trampled. If she was a Leo, she wouldn’t be especially well-equipped to survive a lion attack. If she was a Pisces, she still couldn’t breathe water. So: put a condom on. Now. Tell your girlfriend to use one with her ex-husband. Warn the ex-husband. Put a condom on the dog too, just to be safe. Jeez.

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matthew currie astrology twin flamesA large number of the readings that I do for people involve the state of their love lives. Many of those people don’t currently have a “love life” at all. I particularly like doing readings for people in that position, because so often the birth chart will help them understand their real strengths in a relationship, and what traps they have may have fallen into as far as selecting a mate. Knowing the details of your birth chart can tell you a lot about what someone would find appealing about you, and looking at the transits can tell you when are the best times to get looking.

I’ve been reading a lot online about “Twin Flames” recently. A Twin Flame is, allegedly, the other half of your soul. In practice though, it seems to be a term applied to “whoever I’m attracted to at this moment.” I’m beginning to think that a Twin Flame is what we used to call a “soulmate,” and a soulmate is what we used to call a “karmic connection.”

If you look around online it won’t take too long until you find such a useful articles in YouTube videos as:

  • How can I find my Twin Flame?
  • How can I be sure that someone is my Twin Flame?
  • Why doesn’t my Twin Flame recognize that they are my Twin Flame?
  • Why is my Twin Flame no longer answering my calls?
  • Why did my Twin Flame get a restraining order against me?
  • I guess I was wrong again, so where do I find my actual Twin Flame?

It also appears that there is good money to be made off of this Twin Flame business. I’ve come across a couple who do pretty good business selling books and courses describing how you can find your Twin Flame. I’m not exactly sure how successful their techniques are though. I came across their Facebook group and it seems like an awful lot of people there are still looking for that Twin Flame, or wondering why that Twin Flame has left the country without a forwarding address, or something similar.

I can help my clients understand themselves and their relationships better, but I don’t feel qualified to say “this is/isn’t your Twin Flame/soulmate.” I suspect that’s my client’s job to figure that out. So for the rest of this blog entry I will be using the term SMTFW (soulmate/Twin Flame/whatever).

I’ve never wanted to be a guru. I don’t think it’s my (or any other astrologer’s job) to tell you that the Universe is demanding this or that of you. I translate… I don’t dictate. You’re still in charge of your life and your actions.

But I can tell you this much: if you’re wondering where your SMTFW is, or if the person you currently love is your SMTFW, or how you can find yours SMTFW, then I can help you. But ultimately, it’s going to be up to you as to whether this or that person is your SMTFW. Astrology is an incredibly good guide, but it won’t do the very human (and very necessary) work that we all have to do down here.

I can help guide you, but once the two of you turn out the lights together? You’re on your own, armed only with your own wisdom, the help I can extend, and the kind of relentless optimism it takes to love another human being day after day. Handled properly: that’s still a pretty good deal.

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I’ve recently written a couple of blog entries about how in the last year or two there has been an explosion of “empty calories” astrology articles on the Internet. If you will all kindly forgive me one more trip into Grumpy Old Man territory, I am about to “go there” again. Then I’ll take my nap, honest!

I recently read an article on a reasonably popular women-oriented website entitled “No You Should Not Take Health Advice From An Astrologer.” The article begins with the author readily admitting that she enjoys reading her horoscope, although she admits she only does it for “fun.” (Ive encountered this idea before, but the idea of just reading a horoscope “for fun” is something I have a hard time imagining (do you spend a lot of time going out of your way to snicker at fortune cookies?). The author is disturbed by the “new trend of women’s health publications promoting horoscope or Moon related health advice.” Frankly I haven’t noticed that trend, but in general astrology is getting more people’s attention recently, so why not?

The author goes on to consult two (count ’em, two!) medical professionals about this alleged trend. One doctor makes the standard Skeptic error of dismissing astrology because there are more than twelve types of people in the world (and if you haven’t seen my takedown of the most popular misconceptions skeptics use to dismiss astrology, CLICK HERE). And you know… that’s fine. You wouldn’t go to a doctor for astrological advice any more than you’d come to me to perform a tubal ligation.

Having said that: the relationship between astrology and medicine is an old and well-established one. I always tell my clients to take their doctor’s word over mine… but time and again in consultations I (and lots of other astrologers who know what their doing with it) have been able to spot health issues, times when those issues will be better or worse, and have even been able to offer solutions.

The other doctor, to his credit, points out that if someone reading a horoscope prompts them to seek medical advice, then reading horoscope is a good thing. Not exactly a ringing endorsement or rebuke of astrology, but still it helped the author make her word count.

The punchline to all this is that the author also writes about astrology in a positive light for the same site and for others. In fact she asked a couple of astrologers for a couple of opinions and wrote that site’s “August Horoscope For Kids.” This illustrates one of the easiest and greatest tips for generating material on the Internet: a little thing I call “contrarian recycling.” Did you manage to sell a piece called “Ten Greatest Bands Of The 90s”? All you have to do is wait a couple of weeks, do some heavy rephrasing, and voila… you’ve got a new article called “Ten Most Overrated Bands Of The 90s”!

Keep coming back here, folks, and I guarantee you no switcheroos. Mars will still be a pain in the rear for the next month, Venus in Scorpio will still be underrated, and the most constructive aspect of 2018 will still be in full effect.

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venscoIt’s time to set the record straight about one of the most maligned placements in the Zodiac: Venus in Scorpio.

Traditionally, Venus in Scorpio is considered a debilitated placement because it is the opposite of one of the two Signs it rules (in this case, Taurus). of course you don’t need to know much astrology to know that often a “debilitated” planet can function quite well.

I believe that many of the older sources are heavily biased against Venus in Scorpio because Venus is traditionally associated with “feminine” values, and by the standards of yesteryear, Scorpio isn’t a very “ladylike” Sign. “Ladies” are supposed to be sensual, but not fiercely sexual. “Ladies” are supposed to be faithful and devoted in a quiet gentle way, not hard headed warriors for their loved ones. “Ladies” are supposed to be demure and submissive, and not always fighting for what’s right or struggling to be the boss.

I think you can all see where I’m going here. Venus in Scorpio may not technically be the strongest placement — but it certainly seems like a pretty good one, doesn’t it?

Although the state of your love life is dependent on the details of your individual birth chart and the transits to it, Venus in Scorpio has a tendency to sex things up for a lot of people… and she’s not afraid to let you know exactly what’s on her mind, or what she intends to do with you once you get home. And when it comes to the more traditional concepts of “love and romance”? Venus in Scorpio will love you enthusiastically… even fanatically. Now admit it: doesn’t that sound like a good thing?

Oh, if you don’t like that sort of thing? Better get used to it anyway. Venus is in Scorpio now and, thanks to a retrograde, stays there until the end of November… then comes back into Scorpio on December 3rd and stays there until the first week of January 2019. So get your rest and drink plenty of fluids… you’re going to need it.

NEXT TIME: All the shocking, scandalous, juicy bits about this particular trip Venus is making through Scorpio.

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