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MariusdeRomanus 11-04-2010 08:09 PM

Astrological Compatibility
I'm curious as to how many people on the forum look at astrology or care about their compatibility... In my party of seven, I'm a lonely little Taurus stuck on an island surrounded by a sea of water signs. It's crazy!

I am Taurus, with a Taurus rising sign. Company is Cancer with Cancer rising. Andulvar and Selene are both Cancers, but Andulvar was born on the cusp of Gemini (so he's half and half) and his rising sign is Sagittarius. Selene was born on the cusp of Leo, which is her other half, and she's Pisces rising. Thunder is a Scorpio with a Sagittarius rising sign. Ariel and Vegeta are both Pisces with Gemini rising signs. We're all fairly compatible with one another, mostly the news on that leans towards perfect.

A handful of fire, a dash of air, and a squat little bull full of earth tops off this ridiculous ocean. Anyone else look at their signs?

NeonKaos 11-04-2010 10:27 PM

You're not "half-and-half" if you were "born on the cusp". It doesn't work that way. You are one sign or the other. You need to know exactly what time you were born, but it can be distinguished, and if it matters to you, it's worth going to the extra effort to find out.

Having said that, I take astrology with a grain of salt. If you want to be a stubborn Taurus and argue with me, I'm a Sagittarius and could go either way.

I'm just repeating what I've read, that's all.

MariusdeRomanus 11-05-2010 01:49 AM

The theory abound is that if you're born on the cusp of another sign, you could wind up with some of those sign's tendencies. It's all part of the chart determining all the houses and all that, which you're right-- you do need your birth time for. All of ours took a while...

I'm definitely stubborn, but I believe that it depends. Some people fit their sign like a glove (I'm definitely one of them, as is Company), and some people have absolutely nothing in common with their sign. It's definitely not for everyone, but sometimes it's funny to see what is in common, if anything.:)

Vinccenzo 11-05-2010 01:39 PM

I don't really put much stock in astrology, but

We had some long standing friends stay with us from my hometown for a week in October. One of the nights they were here, some of our other close friends came over. It hit me that of the 7 (husband and I included) people in my living room, all were Earth signs.

We have some water signs, but really very few who are not either Earth or water.

Fayerweather 11-24-2010 11:23 AM


I studied Astrology heavily for over 10 years. I still believe wholeheartedly in it, but have distanced myself somewhat based on the pre-judgement that can result if you focus on Astological traits. Since we all have so many planets and influences, and since most people only know their sun signs, I try not to jump on sun sign compatibility too often.

I'm a Scorpio with a Sag/Cap cusp rising (more sag than cap) a moon in Virgo and a sag mercury. My only aspect in Taurus is Jupiter. I love the Tauruses in my life. You peeps are laid back and cool in my book :)

If you're interested, I would highly recommend Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers book "The Secret Language of Relationships". Goldschneider goes by an Astrological system of weeks (Aries/Taurus cusp, Taurus I, Taurus II, Taurus III, Taurus/Gemini cusp). It is very specific and breaks down the superstructure of each sun sign into individual personality types instead of just a "big chunk of Taurus".

Thanks for your post. Really brought me back :)

FlameKat 11-25-2010 10:41 PM

Western Astrology - Aries loving a cusp born Capricorn/Aquarian and a Scorpio

Chinese Astrology - Fire Snake loving a Wood Tiger and a Wood Rabbit...

Make of that what you will :P

MariusdeRomanus 11-26-2010 03:35 AM

@FlameKat: I don't know very much about Chinese astrology... Three of us are snakes, I have a sheep, two dragons, a horse, and a rat. The horse and the rat are supposed to be very bad together, but in their western astrology signs, they're compatible. Maybe it has something to do with the element in their Chinese sign? I should look this up more...

nycindie 11-26-2010 04:34 AM

I used to be really into astrology in the 80s, and had lots of books on it. I read a lot of Stephen Arroyo and Liz Greene, had my trusty ephemeris, etc., and I know I calculated everything totally incorrectly, LOL!! I don't pay much attention to it anymore.

But I had my chart done years ago. I'm a double Taurus with Cancer rising. I can't believe this is all coming back to me so readily: I have Venus & Mercury in Aries and Mars in Pisces. I know I have something significant in Capricorn - I think it's both Jupiter and Saturn, that seems to ring a bell.

So, Fayerweather, or anyone else in the know, what's the first impression you get of my chart (what I remember of it)? I love seeing various interpretations.

My soon-to-be-ex husband is a Leo, but I never had his chart done so I don't know the rest. But I think his rising sign is Scorpio.

FlameKat 11-26-2010 05:44 AM

LOL - I have also done the celtic moon signs for us..

however they are much more complicated and are at home in Australia... I did manage to have both my sun and moon signs ruled by Mars, and I am ruled by the Hawk and the Alder (Celtic)... the others I don't know off hand :P

I find it intriguing that all three of my signs involve fire signs (Aries, Mars, Hawk, Mars, and Fire Snake) and I am a redhead :P

I used to be very firey, and am finding (slowly) that passionate side of myself again...

MariusdeRomanus 11-27-2010 07:02 PM

@nycindie: I wouldn't call myself in the know, but I'm curious to see if I have it somewhat right. What you laid out looks to me like you're a steadfast person with a sensitive side, and a lot of passion. I don't know a whole lot about what Capricorn does for a person, they tend to stay well away from me.

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