Free Will

This struggle between free will and fate is the stuff that makes up our lives .... The ideal might be for us to be elastic enough to accept our fate as appropriate lessons to work through (vs transcend), but have enough faith in free will to work at evolving beyond our lessons through time.

 

~David Pond




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Astrological Signs

Aries

Keywords: active, initiating, leading, Aries the Ram Symbolindependent, aggressive, impatient, combative, energetic, pioneering, naive, assertive.

Aries is symbolized by the ram. The ram has come to represent male fertility, aggression, and courage. A ram's horn is part of a cornucopia, the "horn of plenty", symbolizing abundance. In history, rams were often symbols of leadership. Aries natives are said to be leaders and pioneers. 
Rams butt their heads into their enemies; and Aries natives are thought to approach life "head-on".

Taurus
Keywords: persevering, down-to-earth, stable, stubborn, possessive, prosperous, dependable, physical, sensual.

Taurus the Bull SymbolFor centuries, the bull has been a symbol of strength, tenacity, virility, and power. Left alone, a bull will happily graze; but if it is bothered, it will charge! Similarly, the Taurus personality is thought to be calm and peaceful, but when their anger is aroused, their temper can be wicked. Taureans are often quite disturbed by sudden changes--they prefer their lives stable and secure.
Taureans are thought to be persevering, strong individuals, who can also be quite "bull-headed". They can be dogged and determined when they have a goal in mind. Taureans are also quite sensual and, often, self-indulgent "beasts".

Gemini
Keywords: talkative, mental, adaptable, flexible, changeable, responsive, sociable, superficial.

Gemini the TwinsGeminis are said to have a dual nature, as symbolized by twins. This duality also represents exchange and interaction. The sign of Gemini is closely associated with exchange of ideas, communication, and trade.
The sign of Gemini is thought to be very adaptable and flexible, sometimes to the point of "being" two different personalities.

Cancer
Keywords: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, contemplative.

Cancer the Crab SymbolA crab is able to walk or run sideways. Similarly, Cancer natives can sometimes "move about" in life, in a figurative sense, in an indirect manner. The crab's body is covered by a carapace (shell). Cancer natives are self-protective and sensitive, and often retreat into themselves when hurt. Crabs are able to resist changes in the environment, thereby protecting themselves from hostile elements in various habitats. Similarly, Cancer natives are thought to avoid too much change, and to be on the defensive.

Leo
Keywords: magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, open.

Leo the LionThe majestic lion, the King of the Beasts, is Leo's symbol. Throughout history, the lion has symbolized sovereignty, rulership, and courage. "The lion's size and strength have captured human imagination since ancient times"(1)
Leos, like lions, are thought to be strong leaders. They generally have a regal quality to them, and possess a noble manner that is hard to miss.

Virgo
Keywords: analytical, intelligent, reserved, critical, helpful, conscientious.

Virgo the Virgin SymbolVirgo's symbol is the virgin, and is often considered a shy, "lady in waiting" personality that is a little naive. Though Virgos are seldom celibate, they often keep their personal identity intact throughout their lives. This composure is virginal in nature.
Virgo's symbol is sometimes shown as a woman carrying a sheaf of wisdom, representing the harvesting of wheat at the time of year of the Virgo (late summer).

Libra
Keywords: just, sociable, refined, accommodating, kind, fair, diplomatic, likable, indecisive, respectful, artistic.

Libra the Scales BalanceA balance weighs and measures; and so do Libra natives. Librans seek equality, harmony, and balance. The scales are also a symbol of justice.
Libra's symbol is the only symbol in the zodiac that is inanimate (it is not represented by an animal or person).
Where is Libra in your chart? This is the area in life where  you strive for balance and equilibrium. If this part of your life seems unbalanced, you seek to change that. It is in this sphere of your life that you strive to be fair and just.

Scorpio
Keywords: passionate, perceptive, resourceful, possessive, psychological, prowling, determined, probing, fixed, focused.

Scorpio the Scorpion SymbolWhen a scorpion captures its victims with its claws, it "inflicts a disabling sting with its tail"(2) Scorpios are thought to be rather cunning, and sometimes revengeful.
Dual nature of Scorpio: The Golden Eagle "has been regarded from ancient times as a symbol of courage and power". (3) The eagle represents clear vision, intelligence, and power. Scorpios, with their perceptiveness, have the potential to "see" things more clearly than others. How they handle the power of this vision will depend on whether they are at the level of a scorpion or an eagle!

Sagittarius
Keywords: optimistic, restless, enthusiastic, adventurous, honest, irresponsible, outspoken, independent.

Sagittarius the ArcherSagittarius is symbolized by the Archer--half-man, half-horse. This symbolizes the Sagittarian's attempt to free itself from man's animal nature. The centaur is thought to symbolize the development of the human soul. It symbolizes the animal natures and desires of man, as well as its spiritual aspirations. In Greek mythology, centaurs were adventurous, brave, and wise; they were also given to brawling and uncivilized behavior. 

Capricorn
Keywords: tenacious, conservative, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, constant.

Capricorn the GoatGoats are "agile animals" and "surefooted"(1). They are "gregarious, except for old bucks, which tend to live by themselves" (2) . Goats are considered to be rather hardy animals. Capricorn is most often compared to the mountain goat. Capricorns are thought to be loners at heart, with introverted characters. Mountain goats find security in cliffs and heights--the highest places that can be climbed. Slowly but surely, a goat climbs the mountain. And, Capricorns are thought to move through life, achieving success slowly but surely. A large measure of strength of character is also associated with Capricorn.

Aquarius
Keywords: individualistic, assertive, independent, humanitarian, inventive, original, eccentric, opinionated, intellectual, idealistic, cool, friendly, detached.

Aquarius Water BearerThe symbol for Aquarius is the Water Bearer, symbolically and eternally giving life and spiritual food to the world. The water from the vessel washes away the past, leaving room for a fresh, new start. The sign of Aquarius is forward-looking and growth-oriented. Concerned with equality and individual freedom, Aquarius seeks to dispense its knowledge, and its vision of equality and individuality, to all.

Pisces
Keywords: intuitive, dreamy, artistic, humane, sympathetic, sensitive, compassionate, perceptive, tender, impressionable.

Pisces the FishPisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions. Pisceans often feel like they are being pulled in different directions, making it difficult to make concrete decisions. The symbol of the fish has been associated with followers of Jesus Christ. The sign of Pisces is considered a receptive sign--one that is impressionable, spiritual, and open-minded.