Leo

Aaah, now we come upon the fiery, look-at-me sign of Leo.

Dates: July 22 – August 23

Symbol: The Lion

Element: Fire

Planet: Sun

Lions in Mythology:
Sekhmet (Egyptian), Maahes (Egyptian), the Goddesses Cybele and Juno drove chariots pulled by lions (Phrygian and Roman respectively), the Nemean Lion in Heracles/Hercules’ twelve labours (Greek/Roman), the sphynx (Egyptian), the manticore (Persian), the chimera (Greek).

Characteristics of a Leo:
Brave, warm-hearted, creative, enthusiastic, dominant, spontaneous, extroverted, a leader, ambitious. Leos are born to lead and be followed by loyal subordinates. They are grand in their gestures and expressions, and they know exactly what they want and how to get it. These traits are excellent for those who are trying to change things for the betterment for society/the Earth/animals/etc. Leos are meant to be heard, meant to be followed and are quite inspiring.


Gemini

Gemini

Dates: May 21 – June 21

Symbol: Twins

Element: Air

Planet: Mercury

Twins In Mythology:
Castor & Pollux (Roman), Gilgamesh & Enkidu (Sumerian), Heracles (Hercules) & Iphicles (Greek), Apollo & Artemis (Greek), Kuat & Iae (Xingu), Geb & Nut (Egyptian), Ahriman & Ahura Mazda (Zoroastrian), Gluskap & Malsum (Native  American).

Characteristics of a Gemini:
Curious, talkative, social, versatile, and mentally active. Fun to be around and great at parties as bouncing from one thought to the next makes it easy to chat about many things in a short period of time. While you can argue your points with people, the next minute, you can be the best of friends with them too.


Taurus & Happy Birthday to Me!

 

Taurus - Olga Kostenko

Taurus – Olga Kostenko


Well, folks, today is the day that I have completed 23 turns around the sun. I am quite optimistic for the coming year! Not only will I finally be going to school for singing (operatic of course!), the man and I will be moving out to British Columbia for me to do it! It is quite an exciting time indeed! đŸ™‚

Alright, so what I thought I would write about today, is the Zodiac sign of Taurus!

Taurus

Dates: April 20-May 20

Animal: The Bull

Element: Earth

Planet: Venus

Associated Body Parts: The throat, voice, vocal chords

Bull Gods:
Dionysus (Greek), Apis (Egyptian), Tarvos Trigaranus (Celtic/Gaulish), Moloch (Canaan/Modern day Isreal, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories and parts of Jordan, Syria and Northeastern Egypt)

Characteristics of a Taurean:
Steadfast, stubborn, stable, grounded, enjoys the finer things in life, loves the arts and anything of beauty, attraction to material things for their beauty and what they offer the senses.