Thursday, 21 May 2015

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed

What can I say, this couple intrigues me for some reason.  It was just all so out of the blue, and fast ! I always thought Ian was an incredibly good looking and sexy guy. Perfect typing to play a vampire too with all his Scorpio!

 Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder just recently got hitched on April 26th of this year. Nikki was previously married to American Idol alum Paul MacDonald from October 2011 to March of 2014 when they split. They were engaged after just two months of dating.

Nikki and Ian began dating in July of 2014 and they got engaged in January, and then married this April. They were engaged after 6 months of dating.

Too soon? Too fast? I'm inclined to think so. There seems to be a pattern here of jumping into engagements and marriage without getting to know someone well. Unless there's another reason that's more business oriented that the public doesn't know about. I know many actors and actresses date and hire beards to hide the fact that they are gay from the public. I'm not saying this is true here, but its certainly a popular practice in Hollywood. Or, sometimes people in Hollywood get hitched just to boost each other's career in some way - it's a limited contract. Who knows what the reason is - these two may really be into each other and in the throes of passion and love. They certainly do like to broadcast it though - tons of instagram pics. Many gossip columnists call them 'thirsty.'  A new phrase to me, but I get it. They seem to really want the attention.

So, what's going on with their charts?

Below is a comparison of their charts. Ian's natal chart is the inside wheel, and Nikki's chart is the outside wheel. This way you can see which planets aspect what.

Right off the bat you can see that Nikki's Pluto conjuncts Ian's Venus and Uranus conjunction in Scorpio. Holy smokers....and I mean that literally! That is one super hot aspect between two people. Super sexual, super exciting and I can see why they're into each other. Yep - hot.

Ian's Venus Uranus conjunction in Scorpio makes him perfect to play unpredictable and sexy Damon Salvatore.  Venus conjunct Uranus in Scorpio makes Ian quite sexy and unpredictable himself. This aspect is not known for being the 'settling down' type of energy. They love their freedom, and they seem to dig the rollercoaster of excitement when it comes to love and romance. Ian is also a Sag, which is also a very freedom loving sign. This aspect between Nikki and Ian is more about lust and excitement than it is about love.

Nikki's Uranus Saturn conjunction in Capricorn squares Ian's Moon in Aries.  Ruh roh. We usually see Saturn aspects between couples who are married for a long time as Saturn is the cement that is needed to hold people together. But Saturn square Moon? That's a tough one to navigate, as the Moon person usually ends up feeling like the Saturn person is too controlling or that they just can't make them happy. Or Ian may feel like Nikki is more like his mother than his wife.

Then, Nikki's Uranus squares his Moon.  That's another aspect of excitement and unpredictability.  It can feel very addictive and exciting and erotic at the beginning of a relationship, but it's very unstable and does not bode well at all for a marriage. Uranus aspects can be very separative. I'd say this aspect between them could be a deal breaker right there. 

Nikki's Neptune in Capricorn also squares Ian's Moon. Wow, Ian's moon is really getting nailed. This is the same idea...its all romantic and dreamy at the beginning, but when reality sets in it can just feel like he never really knew her at all. Neptune can cloak things and put them in a lovely rose coloured light. Or, it could be that Ian has Nikki on a pedestal, which of course means she will fall off one day.

Ian's Venus in Scorpio could possibly be trine her Venus in Cancer...except we don't know Nikki's time of birth. Her Venus might be in Gemini, which would'n't be that great.

Ian's Uranus also squares Nikki's Mars. Another aspect of excitement and up and down energies.  Again, there seems to be a lot of that between them. Not a good aspect to have for a long-term union. The couples who do well with Uranus aspects are couples who can channel this separative energy in a positive way. For example, say if one of the couple was an airline pilot and was away from home for long periods of time. That could be symbolic of Uranus. Or, a couple who engaged in highly unusual and exciting activities together - that could channel Uranus. Aside from these cases though, harsh Uranus aspects tend to be extremely hard to deal with, as this separative energy has to come out somehow.

Nikki's Taurus planets do reside in Ian's 7th house of marriage, so that's good. I don't know if its enough though.

There's lots more between them, but I like to get to the nitty gritty of Saturn and Uranus and Pluto to see what's really going on.  I can see that they are in the throes of lust and passion right now, which is awesome, but taking one's time before getting married may be prudent with all that Uranus floating around. The Uranus excitement will wear off eventually and then they'll see if they are meant to be.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Horoscope May 20th - 31st, 2015

                                    Hudibras and Ralph visiting the Astrologer by Samuel Butler

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Your ruler Mars opposing restrictive Saturn last week likely caused a bit of frustration or delays in getting what you want, but that energy is now waning - thank goodness!  Mars has just recently entered communicative Gemini, bringing a powerful injection of fresh enthusiasm and inspiration! You've got new interests to pursue and exciting new ideas that excite you. The Venus Pluto opposition on the 21st-22nd adds a whiff of drama and passion to your love life as it T-squares to your sign. Someone intense and magnetic could charm the pants off of you - literally - so be extra conscious of boundaries with anyone new that you meet. Still, this can be a passionate time in existing relationships - a great time to plan a special date night. Your ruler Mars comes up to conjunct a retrograde Mercury on May 25th - 27th. You're extra witty now and you may be called to think fast on your feet, which you can do with ease. Still, words can wound under this sharp influence if you're not careful, and listening can be just as effective a tool for communication as talking.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Your ruler Venus in nurturing and kind Cancer has you in a congenial mood. Venus is happy and strong here, and so are you. Her opposition to powerful Pluto on the 21st and 22nd could throw you into a battle of wills where neither you nor the other person is going to give in without a fight. Compromise is key here, although even that won't be easy, as Pluto is more of a 'my way or the highway' kind of energy. It's influence only lasts for a few days though, so it may be easiest to just avoid confrontations if possible. It can be a very passionate time in your love life though, and it could add a little drama too. Venus trine Chiron from the 26th - 28th heals old wounds, just when you were least expecting it. This healing could be triggered by another person, or your own spiritual/personal growth work shows tangible results. You just know that you've made a shift! This can also be a time when your empathy and kindness is needed by another person. This also happens to be one of the best influences under which to meet your true love according to the Magi astrologers.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Your ruler Mercury went retrograde on the 18th, and stays retrograde until June 11th, and in your own sign of Gemini! You could be re-tracing your steps over the next few weeks, or more likely changing your mind about something you were absolutely sure about a month ago. The Sun goes into Gemini on the 21st, and almost immediately opposes restrictive Saturn on the 21st-22nd.There's some sort of duty or obligation that could get in the way of more fun extra-curriculars this day/weekend. It's a great aspect to get a lot done at work though. Feisty Mars in your sign makes you witty and wise and you've got something you want to communicate/teach to others. Mars brings you the gifts of courage, daring, optimism, assertion and enthusiasm, as well as impatience. You've got energy now too! Mars conjuncts retrograde Mercury on the May 25th-27th and you may feel the intense need to express yourself. Words can easily be wielded as weapons under this influence too though so know when to hold back.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Gorgeous Venus is waltzing through your own sign of Cancer, gracing you with her gifts of harmony, beauty and charm. Venus 'attracts' love and money in, so you can just 'let go and let Venus' and enjoy the pleasures of life right now. This is a great influence to indulge in good food, good wine and wonderful romance. Venus likes to entertain, and in the sign of Cancer she likes to entertain at home. This is a fantastic time to invite others over for a backyard BBQ - and a perfect time to show off your new patio furniture or colorful outdoor pillows that you enjoyed shopping for under this influence. Cancer Sun people are Moon ruled, and you do react to the Full Moons and New Moons quite strongly. You may even feel the Quarter moon on the 25th as well, when the plans you laid out on the May 17th New Moon could hit a snag. Mercury in retrograde says the same thing - best to focus on finishing up old projects and plans before embarking on something big and new.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Your ruler the Sun opposes restrictive Saturn on the 21st-22nd, making work your top priority on these days. Work is probably the best way to channel this kind of 'work before play' kind of energy. It may also be that someone or something is getting in your way, or is not getting with your program. Do what you can to just accept what is, and work with that. This aspect does give you more endurance and stamina though so you can probably get a lot done, whether its actually at work or working at some sort of DIY home improvement project.
Then, the Moon slides into your own sign of Leo for the weekend of the 23rd and 24th - your two best days of the whole month! You can afford to push the envelope a bit when the Moon is in your sign, as things just tend to go your way more often than usual. The Sun and Mercury retrograde come together on the 30th, and you're likely changing your mind about something. It may not be the final time you change it either - all bets are off until Mercury goes direct again on June 11th.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Your ruler Mercury is retrograde until June 11th, putting the kibosh on the purchase of any big ticket items - especially anything to do with communications or technology. It's a wonderful time to finish up old projects and clear the decks for when Mercury goes direct on the 11th and ushers in fresh new ideas and new directions to pursue. You may feeling more energetic than usual as your ruler Mercury bumps up against feisty Mars on the 25th -27th. It's likely you'll have a bee in your bonnet and want to 'Get Things Done'. You're always organized and efficient anyway, but you may be extra vigilant about it on these days. You may need extra patience though too, as Mercury in retrograde is known to cause delays and frustrations. Allow yourself time to daydream and to relax on the 30th as the Sun and Neptune t-square to your sign.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Your ruler Venus is happy and content in the nurturing and sensitive sign of Cancer. You're busy and happy engaging in home-based activities, and entertaining at home feels preferable to going out. This is a wonderful influence under which to beautify your surroundings and spruce the place up a bit, but with Mercury in retrograde its best to stick to small projects only. Don't go swinging any hammers or undergoing any major renovation or redecoration projects until after June 11th when Mercury moves forward once again. Venus is opposing passionate Pluto on the 21st-22nd and you're likely going to feel it as they both aspect your sign. Relationships can be intense, passionate and dynamic under this influence, but there can also be issues of control or jealousy that pop up. This can also play out in the workplace as a power play, or divided loyalties. Don't get pulled into anyone else's drama during this time, and do what's best for you. Venus trine Chiron on May 26th - 28th can bring in forgiveness, for yourself or for someone else. It's a fantastic aspect under which to meet someone 'with serious potential.'

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Your ruler Mars is tripping through lighthearted and multi-tasking Gemini, and you seem to have your fingers in several different pies simultaneously. Yes, you have a lot going on, but as usual you have a plan in play and you know how to proceed.  Except that you know what they say about the best laid plans - especially when Mercury in retrograde is in the mix. They don't turn out as expected. Well, you can expect delays and unforeseen obstacles, as is usual when Mercury is retrograde. For best results stick with finishing up old business instead of engaging in something new, allow extra time when traveling anywhere, and know that people are apt to cancel appointments, if they even show up at all. Venus opposing Pluto on the 21st and 22nd brings up some intense feelings. You may feel like you want something you can't have, or there may be some jealousy or insecurities that arise. This can also be an incredibly passionate time when desires run strong. Communications director Mercury sidles up to feisty Mars on May 25th - 27th, and you're seen as someone who really knows what they're talking about (you usually do!). It's a great time to take meetings, give a talk or make your pitch. Mars in Gemini is not the most sensitive placement however, so be sure to temper in tact at all times.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

The Sun enters Gemini this week (the 21st) and opposes your own sign of Sagittarius, putting the focus on the 'others' in your life. This can be a wonderful time to form new relationships, both romantic and platonic. Duty-bound Saturn is in Sagittarius now, so you've likely had new or bigger responsibilities placed on your shoulders these last few months. Saturn has gone recently gone retrograde though, so things have lightened a bit or you get a breather for a while. Your ruler Jupiter in Leo is happily supporting your sign and is sending you blessings and all manner of good things, and will continue to do so until Jupiter leaves Leo and enters Virgo this August. Jupiter and Juno (the marriage asteroid) are conjunct right through to the end of the month, making this a wonderful time indeed for those who are looking for someone to settle down with, as many Sagittarians are now with commitment-happy Saturn in their sign. Saturn will be in your sign for the next two years, and its likely that many freedom -loving Sagittarians will get married, get mortgaged or get pregnant...or all of the above!

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Your ruler Saturn has recently gone retrograde, lightening your step and easing up on some of the pressures you've had to deal with lately. Romantic Venus in your relationship zone opposes Pluto on the 21st and 22nd, bringing a little extra sizzle and passion to your love life. Single? An intense attraction could hit you hard and come seemingly out of the blue, but reserve judgment until after Mercury goes direct on June 11th. Venus in your 'others' zone all month bodes well for all relationships in general though, as people seem to want to bend over backwards to do you favours. Why not let them? Women are especially lucky for you right now when it comes to hiring consultants of all kinds, such as a financial advisor, a health care specialist, an astrologer, a lawyer etc...

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

The Sun enters Gemini on the 21st and happily trines with your sign, giving you energy and optimism and helping you to feel lighthearted. Ceres, the mothering asteroid, is in Aquarius right now and imbues her soft energy into your sign, so you may feel more like nesting or nurturing or protecting some important person or project in your life. Your ruler Saturn has recently gone retrograde, so you feel like you have more time and space to yourself than you may have had in the previous months. Abundant Jupiter resides in your sector of 'other people' and other people can indeed bring blessings into your life, including financial ones. Partnering up in a financial venture could be a good move too, but don't sign on any dotted line or make any formal agreement until after Mercury moves forward on June 11th. All the information won't be in until then. You may find yourself spending time with someone well-traveled, well-spoken or well-educated, or just a heckuva lot of fun.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
The Sun and Mars and Mercury in Gemini ask you to be on point and ready at a moment's notice!  Dreamy Neptune in your sign says you'd prefer to do things at your own pace and your own time, however. You're not into all this rushing around. Luckily Mercury is in retrograde so trying to do too many things at one time won't work anyway. Your creative juices are flowing and your inspiration is too - don't let others try to talk you into doing things 'their' way. Sweet Venus trine Chiron in your sign on the 27th and 28th could bring a healing of the heart, or a wonderful romantic connection can be made.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Mars Saturn opposition May 11th - 18th

Anybody feeling it yet?  Mars is opposing Saturn this week, and this can cause quite a bit of frustration if one doesn't know how to use this energy properly.

Mars and Saturn together is not the happiest of pairings.  Traditional astrologers call these two planets 'the malefics,' which means they bring discord and strife when they are accentuated. This aspect is exact Thursday pm/Friday am, so it will be at its strongest late on Thursday, but we feel it as it approaches this whole week, and for a couple of days afterward as well, although it does lose potency quickly after it reaches exactness. However, the moon translates the aspect right back into effectiveness on Monday the 18th when the Moon enters Gemini, then opposes Saturn and then conjuncts Mars. It brings the aspect back for a few hours.  It could be a tense time, but luckily its only for a few hours - I thought I should mention it.

Luckily, we live in modern times and we can rise above the doom and gloom of these fatalistic predictions.  Well, sort of.

Saturn is also called Father Time, and is all about patience, prudence and caution.  Look before you leap, save before you spend, be responsible and work hard before you even think about having any fun.

Put these two planets together, and you've got one foot on the gas, and one foot on the brakes.  Mars says go, go GO, and Saturn says slow down, stop, STOP! So of course you just end up going in circles.  Some say its like trying to beat your way out of a wet paper bag, or running into the brick wall.

One way this can manifest is Saturn as the 'authority figure' that comes down and rains on your Mars parade.  If you're being too Marsy in some aspect of your life, Saturn is going to let you know it!  If you're speeding, guess who's waiting 'round the corner to give you a ticket.  If you've avoided taking responsibility for something, its going to come back and bite you in the butt.  Or, if you're really excited about doing something or going somewhere, someone may come in and tell you what's wrong with your plan or why you can't do it or can't go there. Such buzzkills.  Saturn can be such a wet blanket at times.  This is the time when you're pushing for something, yet someone resists us. Because its an opposition, we feel this resistance from another person. It's like we feel pitted against another. Because Mars is in the sign of Gemini, the sign of communications and travel, this will likely play out a lot in conversations, and in traffic. I just saw a demonstration of this last night when some road rage broke out between two drivers outside my bedroom window.  Cops were wasn't pretty.

Now, you could play the Mars part, or the Saturn part. You could be the one pushing, or trying to accomplish something, or you could be the one resisting. Maybe both, at different times. We tend to feel it more when we're playing Mars though - when we feel thwarted by some Saturn type person.

This is not a good time to ask the boss for a raise - he's extra picky and not easily impressed.  He'll likely say they're cutting back and can't afford it, or some such thing.

Typically, with this aspect, which is affecting all of us by the way, we make plans or try to get things done, and we encounter delays, or people don't call us back when we need them to, or some authority figure tells us that our way is not the right way.  Often we feel overwhelmed with this aspect, as if Saturn is giving us heck for not doing enough or not doing things well enough, and so then we decide to take action, but then Saturn ends up delaying the process anyway.  It's a hard one to navigate.

The best way to deal with this week is to do things the Saturn way. Take your time, have patience, don't even bother trying to take shortcuts cause they will only cause more delays. You have to do things by the book. Don't forget Saturn represents police officers and the law as well. It's not the best time to push people.

This is a great aspect for doing things that require slow, controlled movement. Like weight lifting. Or any sport that requires this kind of energy. It's good for gardening, or for building as long as you take your time. It's good for periods of intense study, as Mars is in the sign of Gemini, or for writing as well.

Generally speaking, its a good time to surrender to whatever is actually going on and to stop trying to push the river.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

May Void Moon Calendar

For those of you who want to know more about what Void Moon phases are and how they work, click HERE

These times are when the Moon is Void. All times in PDT

May 2  7:03 am - 6:47 pm

May 4  6:49 pm  - May 5  4:13 am

May 7  10:51 am - 11:16 am

May 9  1:35 pm - 4:22 pm

May 11  3:36 am - 7:53 pm

May 13  9:55 am - 10:13 pm

May 15  5:03 am - May 16  0:02 am

May 17  9:13 pm - May 18  2:27 am

May 19  4:24 am - May 20  6:56 am

May 21  10:07 am - May 22  2:42 pm

May 23  9:05 pm - May 25  1:52 am

May 26  7:21 pm - May 27  2:42 pm

May 29  1:29 pm - May 30  2:34 am

We have more whole day void periods than usual this month - May 2, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21, 24.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

The astrology of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - a bit of a rebel

                                                The BT Tower in London welcomed the news

Kate Middleton just gave birth today to a new baby girl!  Because of a recent change in the law that for centuries had put male heirs ahead of their sisters, the princess will hold her place in the line of succession.  She is now 4th in line to the throne, and bumps Uncle Harry into 5th place.

Her astrology chart is an interesting one, that's for sure.  We see themes in all the Royal natal charts - with Leo, the sign of royalty, usually being quite prominent in some way.  Princess Cambridge does not have Leo or the Sun in a super prominent position, but she does have Jupiter in Leo in her money house - she certainly should have good luck where finances are concerned throughout her life. Wherever Jupiter is situated in your chart, that's where blessings usually come quite easily.

She's a Taurus Sun, just like her Great Granny Queen Elizabeth, with a Cancer rising and a Libran Moon.  That Cancer rising gets along well with both her parents who both have Moon in Cancer, and William is also a Cancer Sun.  Diana was a Cancer Sun as well. Her Moon in Libra and Venus in Gemini make her inquisitive, curious and smart too. She'll be witty and social, and have a deep love of family and home, especially with her Moon in the 4th house.

Most of the royals have strong Saturn and/or Capricorn in their charts......this is because the Royal tradition is all about duty.  Prince George, her big brother, has got responsible Saturn in the first house, which shows duty will be all important to him.  Prince William has Saturn hitting his nodes (destiny points), Kate is super Saturn as her sign is Saturn ruled Capricorn, and she has it situated right at the top of her chart (public point) conjunct power player Pluto.  That girl is tough!  Her Sun also squares both Pluto and Saturn.  You don't mess with Kate.  Queen Elizabeth herself has Saturn positioned right at the top of her chart, just like Kate, and she is a Capricorn rising.  Prince Harry is also a Capricorn rising with Saturn at the top of his chart.

But new Princess Cambridge does not have a strong Saturn!!  In fact, she has a weak Saturn - it is retrograde, and its placed in a weak (cadent) house, the house of health, service and day-to-day work. This shows that duty and tradition are not big deals for her, although she will have a need for structured daily work, likely in the field of service. It also points to the possibility that she will not be in a position of power, which makes sense since her brother is the first in line. But still, even Prince Harry has a stronger Saturn that she does, and he's behind her in succession.

We look to the 10th house of public duty, profession and reputation to see how the public will view her. She has the planet Uranus right at the top of her chart! Uranus is unpredictable, and she is likely to be seen as a bit of a maverick, going her own way, or perhaps of breaking with royal tradition in some way. That Uranus is also exactly square her Ascendant in Cancer. Double whammy Uranus- she's going to be going her own way and doing her own thing, and it may be against tradition. She could also be seen as someone ahead of her time and/or independent.  Pluto is the other big player in her chart, just as Uranus is, as both these planets create a Grand Cross in her chart, hitting her Moon and her Ascendant. This gives her an intensity, along with a powerful will and a deep wellspring of emotion. This can also make her a powerful force for change, especially considering her position in life. It can also make her a powerful healer too.

Her MC is also conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer. Either she will be known for helping to heal others in some way, or of being of service to them, or her own woundedness will be apparent to others.  Neptune is up there conjunct the MC as well - very compassionate and service oriented.

The Nodes are vitally important, as they show where one's destiny lies in one's chart, by sign and by position. The North Node shows where one is going, where one is aiming and where the Universe supports us as we strive towards this goal. The South Node is where we have already been, usually showing lessons we have already learned in a past life and what we need to let go of. The South Node can be a trap though, because its a place of familiarity for us and sometimes people tend to stay there because its easy. However, there's no joy when we stay stuck in the South Node, and the Universe keeps pushing us towards out North Node, which is where the joy and fulfillment lie.

Princess baby Cambridge has her South Node in the 10th house of public recognition, career and reputation.  Her North Node lies in the 4th house of home, hearth and family. Wow!  Her destiny does not lie in being in the public eye. She has the South Node there.  Famous astrologer Michael Lutin gave a good example of this position when I attended a seminar he gave years ago.  He said that having the South Node in the 10th house is like an actress who tries really hard to become famous, but they keep spelling her name wrong on the marquee.

Princess Cambridge is not likely to enjoy being in public eye much at all, or at least her destiny in this lifetime is to pull away from that. She has already done that in a past life. In this lifetime she's being supported to be more family oriented and deal with matters in a more private way.

Generally speaking, it looks to me like she will go against tradition and lead a life of service in a line of work that has great meaning for her, but which may be a bit controversial. For one thing her MC is in the sign of Pisces, which is very compassionate and caring. Chiron the wounded healer is prominent, showing that healing herself or others, or both will be part of her story and the public will be able to see that, even though being in the public eye is not her destiny.  It just sort of comes with the territory of being a royal, but I don't think she will be a ruler in any way. She also has career planet Saturn in her health and service house, and she has Cancer rising, which is also very sensitive.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

May 2015 Horoscope

My May 2015 Horoscopes are up.  Read yours HERE

Saturday, 11 April 2015

The Secret Language of Flowers

I was first introduced to this concept when I read the novel  The Language of Flowers: A Novel.  Excellent book by the way. Back in Victorian times (late 1800s), people expressed their emotions and thoughts through flowers.  In fact, the language of flowers was as important to people as the clothes they wore. Even the scent of a particular flower on a handkerchief or as perfume sent a message. The Victorians put flowers in everything - hair, clothing, jewelry, lapels, furnishings and their letters and envelopes. And of course they were used extensively in matters of the heart, and feelings that could not be announced publicly could be expressed through flowers. It also depended upon which hand in which you were offering a flower, and whether the flower was upside down or right side up. Flower dictionaries spread like wildfire throughout England, Europe and eventually America.

Definitions derive from the appearance or behaviour of the plant itself.  For example, the mimosa, or sensitive plant, represents chastity because the leaves of the mimosa close at night, or when its touched.

Here's a few from the popular book:
A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
(apparently Kate Middleton of England went to her cake designer with this book and specifically chose particular flowers to adorn her and Prince William's wedding cake)

Aloe - grief

Apple - temptation

Anenome - forsaken

Baby's breath - everlasting love

Basil - hate

Begonia - caution

Camellia - my destiny is in your hands

Pink - I will never forget you
Red - my heart breaks
White - sweet and lovely
Yellow - disdain
Striped - I cannot be with you

Chamomile - energy in Adversity

Cherry Blossom - impermanence

Chrysanthemum - truth

Cypress - mourning

Daffodil - new beginnings

Dahlia - dignity

Daisy - innocence

Hazel - reconciliation

Heliotrope - devoted Affection

Hyacinth purple - please forgive me

Iris - message

Ivy - fidelity

Lavender - mistrust

Lilac - first emotions of love

Lily - majesty

Lily of the Valley - return of happiness

Marigold - grief

Moss - maternal love

Nasturtium - impetuous love

Orchid - refined beauty

Pansy - think of me

Peppermint - warmth of feeling

Red - love
Pink - grace
White - a heart unacquainted with love
Pale peach - modesty
Purple - enchantment
Orange - fascination
Yellow - infidelity
Thornless - love at first sight

Tulip - declaration of love

Weeping willow - melancholy

I just bought myself a lovely bouquet of pink tulips - it seems I'm declaring love for myself.  Beautiful!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Gardening by the Moon Spring 2015

It's that time of year again - time to start thinking about planting our gardens. Planting according to the cycles of the Moon helps to ensure our flowers are full and gorgeous and our gardens are healthy and abundant.

The energy for growth begins with the New Moon, increases as we go through the Crescent and First Quarter Moon, and then peaks at the Full Moon.   The actual day of the New Moon is still dark - there is no light yet, so its best to wait a couple of days before you start planting.

The basic rule of thumb is - start planting crops, flowers and vegetables that bear fruit above the ground a few days after the New Moon and right up until the Full Moon to get the healthiest vegetables, the biggest and most colourful flowers and the juiciest fruit. The days from the Full Moon to the next New Moon - when the Moon is decreasing in light- is best to plant bulbs or vegetables that bear fruit under the ground.   It's also best to do weeding when the Moon is decreasing in light. It's also a great time to mow the lawn so it grows more slowly - not to mention your own hair if you like to go long times between haircuts!

For a little extra growing oomph, try to plant under the most fertile signs of the Moon, which are Taurus and Cancer, and then also the other water signs and earth signs (Virgo not as much).

The planting season typically starts with the New Moon in Taurus, but this year 
we've got two opportunities for planting instead of just one.  Last year was much easier because the New Moon in Taurus fell in early degrees, giving us a very clear and defined planting period.  Typically this is what you want, a New Moon in fertile Taurus, and the two weeks following it are the best time to plant. 

This year is a bit different.  

We have two New Moons book-ending the Taurus planting period, the first of which is in late degrees of Aries.  Aries is typically not super for planting, but the Sun does move into fertile Taurus a few days later. The New Moon in Taurus falls very late this year, on May 17th, and its also at very late degrees.  I think this is nature's way of telling us that the planting period may fall later this year than normal...and judging by the brutal winter on the East Coast this may be so. Still, we will do the best with what we are given.

1) The first opportunity falls after the New Moon on April 18 which is at 28 degrees of Aries, but then the Sun moves into fertile Taurus on the 20th, just 2 days later.  This may be a bit early for some parts of the country, but, if you do want to get planting in April, the best days would be a few days after the April 18th New Moon so the moon has got some energy and light to it - The 23rd is lovely as the Moon is in Cancer that day, as well as the morning of the 24th. The Moon is in Libra on the 30th and May 1st. This isn't the most fertile sign of course since its an Air sign, but it is the sign that rules beauty!  It can be a good time to plant flowers when you want big gorgeous blossoms, or for plants that you want to be extraordinarily beautiful.

You've got right from April 23rd through to May 3rd to plant, when the Moon's light comes to its peak at the Full Moon.  The few days surrounding the Full Moon are okay too,  but once it starts to wane and lose its light, then there's no more energy for the plants to bear juicy fruit or grow big flowers or be hearty and strong.  May 3rd and 4th are fine too as the Moon is still in its Full Moon phase, and in the fertile water sign of Scorpio.

Some astrologers say that the few days just before the Full Moon are the best, since this is when the Moon has its most light, and this is when there is more groundwater available for the plants to use and to grow.   I've done it, and the plants do very well, but I also like to plant on the most fertile days as well when the Moon is in an earth sign or a water sign.  May 3rd and 4th are both good as they surround the Full Moon and are in the fertile water sign of Scorpio.

2) The second opportunity falls right after the New Moon in Taurus on May 17th, at 27 Degrees of Taurus.  As usual, wait a few days for the Moon to gain some light and then start planting on the 20th when the Moon is in fertile Cancer. May 20th and 21st are both great planting days.  The Moon goes into Libra on the 27th an 28th and morning of the 29th, giving you the extraordinarily beautiful blossoms. Weekend gardeners will do well with Sat the 30th and Sun the 31st as the Moon is in fertile Scorpio.  The Full Moon falls in June 2nd, so be sure to stop planting a few days after that date. 

The Void Moon calendar still applies - do not plant when the Moon is Void.  All the  rules for void phases apply to planting since the Moon is the most important planet when it comes to gardening. ( Click HERE for the April Void Moon Calendar).

Here are pics of flowers I planted last spring on my balcony, about a week after the New Moon in Taurus.

They did quite well - more pics of how they blossomed over time.


I'd like to do a post with a  gallery of pictures showcasing the plants and flowers of my readers.  If you'd like to participate, then take a picture of the flowers on the day that you plant them (be sure to include the date) and then take another pic a month or two later when they've come into full bloom. Then send me the before and after pics. I'll post the pics and also the sign that the Moon was in when you planted them and then we can compare and see what the resulting blossoms and plants look like under the different moon phases and moon signs.  Send your pics to

Happy planting!

Friday, 3 April 2015

Animal Spirit Totems

Last year I was going for my usual walk around Stanley Park, when all of a sudden a trio of Sea Otters jumped up from the Seawall and walked across the path right in front of me.  I mean right in front! I was almost tripping on them.  I was so startled it took me a bit to get my phone camera turned on, so I missed the beginning, but I did manage to get some good shots of them frolicking in the brush on the side of the Seawall and as they slid back down to the seawall and back into the sea. They sure are cute little guys.

Those of you who follow astrology already understand that the Universe is speaking to us at all times - there are signs and symbols everywhere guiding us in the right direction. Everything has meaning, although oftentimes we forget that, but when something really unusual and obvious crosses our path (literally) its time to pay attention and see what the Universe is saying to us.  So of course I couldn't wait to get home and figure out what the Sea Otters were saying to me.
I already had a few good ideas just by watching them - the family unit, playing together, co-operation, frolicking, having fun etc.  So, I checked out 'Sea Otter Medicine.'

Sea Otter Medicine - Otters are regarded as master of play by the Native American and Celtic cultures. Observing an individual otter of family of otters shows us that it's possible to view life as a game to be enjoyed. Life is too short to worry too much. Otter helps one find their inner child again, and to feel joyful and happy.

The message hit home, and I took it to heart. I usually check out anything that crosses my path that seems unusual in some way, or actually not even that unusual.

We all have at least one animal spirit that accompanies us for life. We identify with them and they are part of our spiritual identity. Our animal totems help us along our personal path of awareness. We also have animal spirits that come to be with us for shorter periods of time to support us as we move through different lessons along our path.

The animal spirit guide that is with us for life offers us wisdom when we communicate with it. If you feel strongly drawn to a specific animal of any kind (animals, birds insects etc) this may be your spirit animal totem. Your totem animal may contact you in dreams, or you can find out what yours is through meditation.

Then there are animal totems that pop in and out quickly and are simply messengers - just as the Sea Otters were for me.

This webpage is a wonderful resource with great info about all different kinds of creatures as messengers and totems. Check it out if any creatures have been coming into your life lately.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Solar Eclipse SuperMoon timelapse videos

The Mar 20, 2015 Total Solar Eclipse and Supermoon completely obliterated the sun in northern Europe.  Here are 2 videos taken from the Faroe Islands, north of Scotland, where the Sun was completely covered by the Moon, and complete darkness descended over the city.

I've never experienced this myself, but can only imagine how eerie it must be for everything to go quiet, and complete darkness to descend in the middle of the day.   This is a rare celestial moment to be sure.  It's magical!  And magic can happen in our lives at these times.

The first video gets good at about 1 minute in. The second one is very cool as it shows just the city and the people watching as the sky darkens.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

March 20th Supermoon Eclipse

The Total Solar Eclipse on March 20th also happens to be a Super Moon and happens to be within a couple of hours of the Vernal Equinox. Three big deals....all wrapped up in one nice little event package. A supermoon, a equinox and an eclipse all happening at the exact same time. 

Super Moon is a phrase coined by astrologer Richard Nolle, and it refers to times when the Moon makes its closest approach to the Earth.  With the Moon being so close we feel its effects more intensely, so typically there's more seismic activity and extreme weather patterns, but human emotions and behaviours are also greatly affected. We humans are just really big bags of water, so we feel way more emotional and sensitive under the pull of a Super Moon.

A Solar Eclipse is a New Moon - a highly charged and powerful New Moon, thereby giving us an opportunity to manifest new things in our lives. Eclipses by nature are a time of endings and beginnings.  Usually both, as one needs to have an ending before they can have a shiny new beginning.  This is especially true now since the eclipse is at 29 degrees of Pisces...the last degree of the sign. There is something we need to finalize, or let go of before we can burst through. When you look back at all the major things that happened in your life, you'll likely see that there was an Eclipse at that time (within a few weeks usually). Eclipses mark the major turning points of life. .

Pisces energy is watery, intuitive, connected, spiritual, compassionate, and loving.  Pisces IS love. All these qualities are emphasized now.

A perfect example is 'The Dancing Man'.  Have you seen this on the internet? Someone took pictures of a large man dancing, laughed at him and then posted these pictures on the internet and body shamed him. An amazing woman saw this, and started a whole movement to find the 'dancing man' and throw a world wide dance party for him. Celebrities have joined in, someone donated a huge stadium, and now its a world wide movement. Compassion and love win out! Dancing and the feet are ruled by Neptune and Pisces by the way.  Here's the story - Dancing Man story

We can use Eclipse energies to our benefit.  I had an astrologer boyfriend back in the day, and he would always go back and visit his folks at the other end of the country at Eclipse time.  He had a rough childhood, and he liked using the intense Eclipse energies to make breakthroughs with his parents and to really get to the heart of the matter and to talk to them.  No bullshit...just truth. It worked for him.  I thought he was quite brave, as it was an ingenious way to use the energy.

Typically, the rule of thumb for an eclipse is to not react for 3 days before or 3 days after an eclipse.  This is because the energy is SO intense that often times people over react.  They may say or do things they regret and want to take back later.  Still, I would be suspect if someone wanted to break up with me and then took it back once the intense eclipse energy subsided.  IMO, what someone says or does at this time is indicative of their true feelings. I'd pay attention,and then use your intuition, which of course will be heightened because the eclipse is in Pisces, the sign that rules intuition and inner knowingness.

Because we are also dealing with the very last Uranus Pluto square, there is transformative energy attached to this eclipse. You're breaking through the walls of the cocoon and transforming yourself into a butterfly. Think of the Dancing Man. What an amazing outpouring of love for him - this will transform his life. It will always help to change public perception as well. Nothing heals like love.

So, how can you benefit from this Eclipse?  Pay attention - there are signs everywhere pointing you in the right direction. The Universe is giving you some great cosmic advice at these times. You can also use this energy in a conscious way to break through barriers with someone. People that show up during this time are there for a reason, they could be your cosmic messengers! Your intuition is greatly accentuated.....doubly so because the eclipse is in the intuitive sign of Pisces and the Supermoon accentuates it  - rely on it. So, this would be a good time to do some conscious work around what you want to let go of and what you want to manifest. Get really clear about it - write it down and visualize it.  This is true for all New Moons, but Solar Eclipse times can be life-changing for many people. And of course, giving and receiving love is what its really all about.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Bachelor Chris Soules - who is Chris' best pick astrologically?

Everyone seems to like Bachelor Chris Soules, and why wouldn't they.  He's charming, gallant, humble, good looking and he works with his hands!  He also happens to be a Scorpio, so there's a deep wellspring of passion and intensity hiding behind those baby grey-blues.

Chris was born Nov 6, 1981.  He's a Scorpio Sun, with the Moon probably in early Pisces.  That makes him a double water.

Let's go straight to his love planets to see what he's looking for and who he's compatible with.  He has Venus in the earth sign of Capricorn.  In a man's chart, Venus shows the kind of woman he considers ideal.  Here in Capricorn, he's attracted to a woman who is likely to be more conservative in her outlook and/or appearance, more reserved in demeanor and definitely self possessed. He's certainly not into someone who's going to throw themselves at him - at least not in a long term serious kind of way.  He's going for someone who has class. Possibly even someone who can be a leader in her own right and who has strength and/or ambition.  He probably likes someone who doesn't dress in a super flashy or ostentatious kind of way, but in a more subtle yet still sexy way.

He also has sex planet Mars in Virgo.  So, his love and sex planets are both in earth signs - this makes him a very touchy feely kind of person, which he even said himself at one point.  He also wants a woman who is going to be touchy and feely as well.  Mars in Virgo means he is quite discriminating about whom he's going to pick.  Let's say he has high standards.

At the same time, he's still a Scorpio Sun which is VERY passionate and lusty and intense.  I think this may be why he's kissing everyone he can get his hands on.  I remember Bachelor Sean was a Scorpio, and he was quite the kissing bandit as well.

His Moon is in Pisces (probably) making him a true sweetheart.  If Venus is what he wants, his Moon is what he needs.  Often men pick women who satisfy their Venus but neglect their Moon.  Here his Moon wants someone sweet and gentle and kind and likely to be in a helping or healing profession in some way.

Chris also has 5 planets in Libra!  Libra is the sign of partnership, romance and love.  This makes Chris a born romantic - he wants a relationship and he likely does better when he's in one.  He's probably the kind of guy who falls hard and falls fast when you factor in his Scorpio planets and romantic Pisces Moon - he plays for keeps.

Put that all together and we get a picture of the type of woman he would be drawn to - someone who is sweet and kind, has confidence, is more on the conservative side, is caring, is romantic and cuddly, and is sexy in an understated kind of way.

We're looking at the compatibility between Venus and Mars mostly, as well as Sun and Moon to get the basics of attraction.

According to Reality Steve, Chris Soules is engaged to Whitney!

Her birthdate is June 24, 1985, so she is a Cancer Sun.

Comparing their two charts, they actually have a TON of chemistry together.   First of all, her Neptune is right smack on top of his love planet Venus.   This is very, VERY romantic! You feel like you've met your one true love under the influence of the planets Venus and Neptune.  It's very idyllic, loving and romantic.  It also means they may inspire each other creatively and imaginatively.  It's what they call a 'rose coloured glasses'  kind of aspect, where you only see the positive aspects of your beloved, and the negative seem to just fade away.  In some cases one person can put the other on a pedestal, but it depends on the other aspects in the chart as well.  In general, its super romantic and loving.

In turn, his Neptune squares her Moon, so we have doubly whammy romance aspects here.

Her Sun in Cancer is opposing his Venus in Capricorn.  So she's triggering his Venus, which is always a good thing.  It's an opposition, so there's compromise involved, but its still a romance aspect.

Her Venus is conjunct his Chiron - according to the Magi astrologers, this is the number one aspect to have for a happy marriage.  And they have it!  Chiron is the 'wounded healer' and represents that part of us that carries wounds from our past, and when someone's Venus comes along to conjunct it, we receive healing from that person.  She's like a soothing balm to him.

Whitney's Venus is also in an earth sign - the sign of Taurus.  This goes along fabulously with Chris's Venus in Capricorn and Mars in Virgo.  It's a nice little Grand Trine being set up there.  Amazing sexual compatibility here.

Her Mars is in Cancer, which opposes his Venus in Capricorn, making for intense attraction for sure, but perhaps with a little more friction involved.  Still, its got strong sexual energy for them there.

Whitney's South Node is right on Chris' Sun.  This is a super strong draw from Chris to Whitney. It could be that they knew each other in a past life and are here together again to complete some process/lesson.

His Moon in Pisces opposes her Moon in Virgo.  (She's a nurse, which is perfect for a Virgo Moon).  Moon opposing Moon may require some compromise, but its still quite positive when it comes to compatibility.

As for longevity, you need some sort of Saturn aspect to cement things, and yes, her Saturn is conjunct his Sun.  This can be positive in terms of stability, but there is also the risk that the Sun person can feel like the Saturn person is too critical or demanding sometimes. It's like the Sun person can feel 'under the thumb' of the Saturn person.

The other major downside aspect is her Saturn opposing his Chiron - this could be a deal breaker.

One needs to look for hard exciting Uranus aspects to show sudden attractions as well as sudden break ups. These are the typical aspects you see between Bachelor contestants, since its all done in such a fast and furious way that the lead typically goes with the lust and excitement factor he feels with someone. There really isn't time for much else.  Yes, they do have one or two of those too. His Uranus squares her Mars.  This is very sexy and exciting, but does not have a long shelf life.  It can also mean sudden bursts of temper as well, or heated arguments between them, or someone feels their independence is being squelched.  But it's sexy as hell on the flip side. I suppose it all depends on how you channel the energy.

So, overall, they have some pretty strong dynamic astrological aspects going on between them, and there is some good stuff in there.   I don't know if its the kind that will last for a long time, but if it is indeed Whitney that he chose, then I can certainly see why!

The runner up is apparently Becca, according to Reality Steve

Becca is my favourite, and she is also a Scorpio like Chris.  Her birthdate is Oct 30, 1988.

Well looky here, Becca also has her Neptune on Chris' Venus!!  Same as Whitney.  Whitney's aspect is much tighter in orb though, so more intense, but still, they do still have this aspect of romance!

Becca has her Moon in Cancer, so she too is double water, just like Chris, and gives her a nurturing quality.  Her moon is in harmony with his Pisces Moon and his Scorpio Sun, so very compatible there.  He feels very comfortable with her. Having compatible Moons is very important when it comes to living with someone, as Moon rules domestic habits.  If two people's moons are square, it would be a challenge to live together.  But here, they do have that compatibility if they were ever to co-habitate. Very easy chemistry between them here.

Becca's Venus and Mars placements are slightly less compatible than Whitney's however.  Becca does have her Mars in Pisces, which goes with his Venus, but her Mars opposes his by sign, which can be rather combative and argumentative, although it can also be very sexy at the beginning.  It could cause friction after a while though.  Becca's Venus is in  the air sign of Libra, which triggers Chris' Libra planets, - more compatibility.  But, her Venus squares his Venus, which is probably more important in terms of love, and it doesn't aspect his Mars at all.  Not the greatest there. Venus also represents what we 'like' to do, or what gives us pleasure, and if they are in square and in incompatible elements, like they are here, then the two people would have a hard time finding things that they like to do together.  They would have different tastes and desires.  I know that Becca said she's a virgin, so not sure how this fact played into Chris' decision.  Chris does have Venus in Cap and Mars in Virgo, so he actually probably respects this about her, but let's not forget he's a Scorpio Sun is a big deal to him.

They both have communication planet Mercury in Libra, which makes for easy and flowing conversation - they're on the same wavelength.

Overall, I'd say Whitney has much better compatibility with Chris that Becca does, but I can see why she made the top two.  There is still some good chemistry between them.

However, Becca is gorgeous!  Now that I've watched them together, I think he would've picked Becca as his final one if she was more sure about him and more sure about their relationship.  I think Whitney is his second choice, even though her compatibility with him is better.  On a reality show like this it isn't really about compatibility so much as it is about lust and attraction - there just isn't a lot of time for much else.

Plus, we don't know what time Becca or Whitney was born, so we don't know their rising sign.  The Rising Sign has a lot to do with compatibility as well, so for all we know Becca could be a Libra rising or something, which would make her very, very compatible with Chris.  All we have to go on is the planets.

Jade -  according to Reality Steve, she was in the final four

Jade was born Dec 19, 1986, so she is a Sagittarius Sun.  Actually, she's a super Sagittarius as she has 4 planets in that sign.  Very fiery girl, and a very free spirit.  She doesn't come across like that though, does she.  She seems quite sweet and laid back, so her rising sign must be in a different element.

Still, Jade has a Venus Pluto conjunction in Scorpio, which makes her quite an intense and lusty person, especially when it comes to love and sex.  This is one dynamic combo, that's for sure, and it happens to fall right on top of Chris' Sun!  Wow!!! These guys have chemistry for sure.  In fact, her Venus is almost exactly conjunct his Sun...very good for love and romance.

And, her Neptune falls on Chris' Venus, just like Whitney's does and Becca's does.  The romance aspect!  Truth be told, most people born within those couple of years will have Neptune in that position, but the closer it is in aspect, the more intense it will be.  Whitney's is the closest.

Jade has Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Pisces, so her Mars opposes Chris' Mars, which is a combative aspect.  But, her Mars and Jupiter in Pisces trines his Sun, making him feel good about himself and good about their relationship.  She helps to open him up.  Her Venus sextiles his Mars, which is great as well.  Not super dynamic, but its compatible.

Jade has Moon in Leo...she needs to be seen, appreciated and to be the star in some way in her life.  Her Moon does not jive with his chart at all.  It even squares his Scorpio planets. That could be a big deal breaker right there, despite the other good chemistry aspects.

So, I can see why Jade did not make the top two.  They have great chemistry that's for sure, but it wouldn't be a long lasting relationship.

I can't find Britt's birthdate, so can't do her compatibility with Chris' chart.

All in all, I'd say Whitney and Chris have the best compatibility, with Becca a very close second.  BUT, I still think he's more attracted to Becca.

I guess we'll have to wait and see if he really does pick Whitney!

Update - March 10th.  So, he did pick her!  The big controversy now is the two Bachelorette candidates - Britt and Kaitlyn.  I can't find their birthdates, so cannot do a synopsis of which one of those two will end up getting it. It sounds like the 25 guys will be choosing. If anyone can find their birthdates, please let me know in the comments section.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Famous Pisces Risings

Your rising sign is the sign that was rising over the eastern horizon at the moment that you took your first breath.  It's also called the Ascendant of your natal chart.

Rising signs have a lot to do with what we look like, how we present ourselves, and describes the social mask we wear.  It's what people see when they first meet you - the first impression.  If you have your Sun or Moon in a harmonious aspect with your Ascendant, then others can easily see the real you.  If not, then it may take a while to get past the rising sign to see the other parts of your personality underneath.

So what does a Pisces rising look like?  I can usually tell by their eyes.  They have the most beautiful huge eyes - big limpid pools that you can just sort of lose yourself in. In general the face itself is rather soft, as Pisces itself is a very soft, watery and sensitive sign.

The Pisces rising person would likely present themselves in a softer way as well - probably wouldn't be in an 'in your face' kind of person.  They tend to be quite compassionate, caring and very sensitive. Pisces also likes to champion the underdog, and you may see these people getting involved in or spearheading altruistic causes that they really believe in.

Pisces energy is introvert energy, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are always going to be introverts.  There could be planets in the first house close to the Ascendant that could mitigate that, or aspects to the Asc as well.

 Neptune, one of the co-rulers of Pisces, is also known as the planet of 'glamour'.  Glamour has a few connotations here, but the actual definition of glamour is:

 "the quality of fascinating, alluring or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks.  Magic or enchantment ; spell; witchery."

And its true, these people are naturally captivating, charming and alluring. Needless to say, these people are HIGHLY photogenic. Lots of models and actors are Pisces rising.

Here are a few famous Pisces rising people"

Antonio Banderas - he's got the look!  He's a Pisces rising, but he also has a lot of fire in his chart, like his Sun in Leo and his Moon in Aries.  This creates an almost irresistible combination of soft allure and dynamic sexiness.

George Clooney - George also has Neptune trining his Pisces Ascendant, giving him a double dose of Neptunian glamour and allure. He certainly does have the old time movie star thing going on, and in some pictures of him in a tux he looks like Clarke Gable. Plus, like Antonio, he has fire in his chart to give him that extra sexual charisma with his Venus in Aries and his Mars in Leo.

Ryan Gosling - 19 Pisces Rising.  He is a Scorpio Sun, which makes him so good in those intense and dramatic kinds of roles.  He's definitely got edge. Scorpio Suns usually have intense eyes, and since his Scorpio Sun also trines his Pisces Asc, you can see both the intensity and the softness all at the same time. He certainly comes across as an introvert.

Gwyneth Paltrow - she's very glamorous indeed and extremely photogenic.  She oftentimes channels that old time movie star thing as well.  In this pic below she looks very ethereal and beautiful. She's also said to be an introvert.

Robert Redford - one of the best looking men ever

Jimmy Fallon - I see his Virgo Sun in him quite a bit, and he doesn't have the usual big Pisces rising eyes.  You could tell more when he was younger.

Paul McCartney - 

Johnny Cash - he definitely has that soulful eye thing going on

Cindy Crawford - she's not a Pisces rising, but she has no much Pisces in her that I couldn't resist.  She has the Sun and Moon in Pisces as well as 3 other planets plus the MC all in Pisces, making her very Piscean indeed.  She is a Cancer rising, which is another water sign, and so all her Pisces planets trine her Asc, as well as Neptune trining her Asc, lending a 'Piscean' influence to her rising sign.  This is likely why she's one of the most photogenic and successful models in history.