Archive for November, 2011


Astrology is a well known pseudo-science. We all come into contact with it on a daily basis. Whether we actively look up our charts, have an app for it on our phones and Facebook, or read the horoscopes in the daily paper for fun. We’ve all seen it and most of us have marveled at its sometimes scary accuracy.

In this post I’m going to use a chart I have crafted for my husband, who is a big believer in Astrology. It takes a lot of¬†patience to to craft an accurate chart, especially if you are going to write all the information down and then retype it in a blog, so I have shortened it to the minimum since I’m sure no one wants to read a mile long blog. ūüôā So here we go!

Rising Sign (Ascendant) is in Cancer
Rising Cancerians are sensitive to emotional signals from other people, even though there is a reserve about about you that is sometimes difficult to penetrate. You possess great artistic abilities and have greatamounts of imagination and awareness.

Sun is in Aries.
By nature, you are very energetic and high-spirited. You are fiercely independent — you must be first in everything you do, and you enjoy taking risks. You are the one who will rush in where angels fear to tread. Quite brilliant at initiating new projects, you are terrible at following them through to completion. You are an enthusiastic leader but you tend to be a reluctant follower. Often you are quick to anger, but you usually recover just as fast, regretting later things you said when you were upset. One of your best traits is that you are simple and direct, blunt and honest — just be careful you do not hurt others’ feelings. Your need to be competitive at all costs may provoke resistance from others, but, as long as you maintain your usual Sunny good humor, this should not prove to be a major problem for you.

Moon is in Cancer.
For the most part, you are very strong and secure emotionally. You intuitively know what to do to make others feel comfortable, loved, accepted and needed. You naturally enjoy feeding and taking care of others. Be careful that your mothering does not turn into smothering. At times, you tend to feel that those to whom you are attached can never do anything without your assistance and support. You have an almost desperate need to be loved and wanted and needed by everyone with whom you come into contact, and you go out of your way to be accommodating to them.

Mercury is in Aries.
Very quick-witted, you are known for being an independent thinker. You love to debate and argue, and are excellent at repartee and battles of wits. At times, however, you act too fast on hastily formed opinions and thus waste a lot of energy defending your rash and sometimes incorrect conclusions. It is perfectly acceptable for you to defend your beliefs with your usual vigor, but try not to take the opinions of others as personal insults and keep the open mindedness your famous for.

Venus is in Taurus.
You are known to be a warm and affectionate person, and you tend to form long- lasting attachments. The reverse of this is that you can also be quite possessive once you have made a commitment. The beauty, luxury and comfort of your surroundings are important to you and you will devote much time and energy to making your home just right. Beware of your tendency toward self-indulgence, especially with respect to eating incorrectly. You also need outside stimuli to get you in gear When things come too easily for you, you can be lazy and indolent.

Mars is in Gemini.
Your energies get turned on quickly whenever anything interests you. But you have a very short attention span and it is difficult for you to complete tasks because something else more interesting always seems to be beckoning. You love to debate and argue, usually in a spirit of friendly disagreement. But watch out that you do not get too overly aggressive or antagonistic or others will be quick to take offense where none may have really been intended. You need to be in constant physical motion — sports or daily exercise is a must for you if you are to feel fit and healthy.

Jupiter is in Leo.
You must be proud of all that you do in order to grow and develop. You enjoy being totally honest and aboveboard and you revel in the admiration and respect you receive from others due to your high- minded, upright way of life. Make sure, though, that your natural tendency to boast and show off is based on your actual accomplishments.

Saturn is in Aquarius.
Your personal sense of values is a reflection of the value structures of your peer group and of those you respect and admire. Try to be more critical in your acceptance of these values — you tend to prejudge the abilities of those you trust and then follow what they say blindly. Basically very conservative, you prefer orderly, systematic changes and fear doing things rashly or impulsively. Ideas and philosophies must have some sort of immediately realizable, utilitarian function in order for you to pay any attention to them.

Uranus is in Capricorn.
You, and your peer group as well, seek out practical solutions to a changing society’s attitudes to customs, traditions and authority structures. Your logical and orderly manner of dealing with these matters will result in permanent and carefully planned, but sweeping, reforms.

Neptune is in Capricorn.
You, and your entire generation, will idealize work, practicality and the ability to attain reasonable goals. But, because you will also stress the need to be selfless and giving, you may find it difficult to attain your goals unless you have lowered your expectations on all fronts.

Pluto is in Scorpio.
For your entire generation, this is a period of intense research and discovery in areas that were heretofore considered mysterious, remote or taboo. The root causes for many complex occurrences will be unearthed due to the intensity and thoroughness of the search.

N. Node is in Capricorn.
You rarely get involved closely with anyone unless he or she has something specific and practical to offer you. You tend to be “all business” when it comes to dealing with others. You’re usually so intently focused on a particular goal that you rarely have time for social niceties or casual fellowship. But you can definitely be counted on by others to get things done. When you say that you’ll do something, you do it. As such, you’re a valuable member of any team situation and will probably rise to a position of leadership within the group. Your trustworthiness and sense of responsibility are unquestioned. But do try to avoid the temptation to “use” others to reach your goals — they might come to resent you.

That is the end of the chart. This fits my husband to a T. Although my husband was born on a the cusp of Pisces-Aries and this gives him a slight damper on his temper and promotes his romantic side. The wonders of Astrology will probably never cease to amaze us and I for one plan to keep using it.

Final Note…..

Everything mentioned in this post is based solely on my opinion of Astrology and what I have gotten out my Astrology books. If you would like to know your own charts there are many online services that do it for free and many books that will teach you the art of Astrology. Thanks for reading!

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A small note before we get into the review, I love all books, no matter the subject matter. This review will contain nothing explicit but this particular book is intended for adults and WILL contain mature subject matter upon opening its cover. So I ask that you please proceed with caution if you decide to read this book as it is not intended for those with weak stomachs or those under the age of 18. Thank you.

This book review is for Skin Crawl: Darkly Erotic Horror by Alex Severin. This is a Kindle eBook only as far as I know. It published for the Kindle in April of 2011.

Genre: Horror, Erotic, Thriller

What it Contains: The book consists of  ten wonderfully horrific stories of eroticism. Each one more uniquely terrifying and disgusting than the last. A favorite of mine from the book is the short story, Premature. Its disgusting and highly detailed descriptions will send shivers down your spine and make you wrinkle your nose in disgust and then the very end will leave you wondering how the character could do such a thing not realize who he was doing it to.

The other nine stories are also incredibly detailed and well written and will leave you contemplating  the minds of the authors and how someone could come up with something so perfectly blended of the two genres.

Length: 140 KB ( roughly 130-150 pages) broken up into ten separate short stories by different authors.

Who Would Enjoy It: Adults with strong stomachs. This book is not intended for anyone under the age of 18 or those with weak constitutions. Those who enjoy unique storytelling will love this book.

Enjoyment Level: A 10 out of 10.

Rating: MA/ Erotic. It has strong sexual references and acts depicted as well as strong references to violence and violent act and has mentions of drugs and alcohol.* This rating is given by what I consider to be MA, the publishing company is what rated the book Erotic.

Cover for Skin Crawl

This book is an amazing read and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys erotic or horror stories. It has every element that a good erotic or horror book should have. A definite must!!!

Final Note…..

All things here are from my perspective and my opinions of the books content and are merely my suggestions for a good read. At only a dollar at the Kindle store this book is a must have. If you want to purchase this book, go here.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Happy reading!