November 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oprah Article

5 Ways to Survive Your Next Family Gathering
Strategy #1: Give Up Hope
The hope that our families will act perfectly—or even reasonably well—sets us up to whack the tar baby, to be incapacitated by the dysfunctions we'll almost certainly encounter.
Strategy #2: Set Secure Boundaries
Strategy #3: Lose Control
Remember this: Any attempt you make to control other people actually puts you under their control.
Strategy #4: Become a Participant Observer
Strategy #5: Debrief

7 Swords - This is an interesting placement for the seven of swords. As I would interpret it in this situation... possibly you went out to battle without letting anyone know? You forgot a few swords and weren't prepared for what you went off to fight and you're sneaking back in the window so as not to wake anyone and pick up the two you forgot. Maybe you don't need to be sneaky about it. It's evident you feel inadequate, and the five swords you carry are already heavy enough. Perhaps you could change your mind and put the swords back?

Another possible interpretation is that someone else took your swords and left you with only two... and you feel bereft and inadequate, and downright betrayed by the loss of those five swords. The thief didn't feel they could do without them, however, and maybe they tried to leave you at least something? Look at the guilt on his face. You caught him in the act. .. but he's already out the window and falling backwards ... there's no turning back now. Can you let him have the swords without holding blame over him? Don't forget the 5 of Wands here, either, as the emotions created by this can war with your physical wellbeing.
excerpt from reading by Donna

Another interpretation of Seven of Swords

The Seven of Swords is a card that appears in your Tarot reading to reveal issues of breaking free, doing things your own way and abandoning group ideals. The Seven of Swords is seen as a card of saving yourself; this can have positive elements to it, as in many personal transformations.... There is also an element of haste in this card, an indicator of moving fast in a decision making process.

Under a cloudless golden sky, the card depicts a man tip-toeing away from some desert tents. There are two swords stuck into the ground by the entrance to the closest tent. The man has five swords in his arms. The man is stealing the swords belonging to whoever is in the tent and he is making a quick getaway. The thief manages to be stylish, though, always depicted in a fez-style hat, with some Tarot decks making sure his quick-footed boots are colored red to match his hat. In most versions of Tarot decks he is scampering across the desert vista, in plain sight for us to see. The most important part of this illustration is the plain fact that, even with his hands full, the thief has not taken all of the swords.

The thief is not necessarily a negative character. Everyone operates in secrecy and to their own advantage on some occasions. In relationships, we sneak around to find out information on the men we love. In office politics, we are often forced to act behind the back of someone to ensure our job security. Anyone who is self-employed knows that going out and doing it on your own means using any bit of information that can be acquired about your competitors.


The Seven of Swords
The Lord of Futility represents the times in life where we feel too overwhelmed and doubtful to act decisively toward our problems. It will usually appear when there are difficult decisions to be made, or when situations arise that require we take action. Because we are weary, feeling over-stressed and helpless, we do nothing. As a result, of course, things inevitably get worse.

Often fear will be a big issue - fear of doing something wrong, fear of taking responsibility, fear of being even more hurt and feeling worse than we already do. In the end, we simply have to take our courage in both hands and, like The Fool, take that leap forward. The fact that we have acted will help us to break from of the Lord of Futility and to move on.

The Seven of Swords
When the Lord of Futility rules the day we are, inevitably, in for a bit of a tough few hours. Work will tend to pile up, and conspire against our best efforts to get through it all. We will often feel as though we don't want to work, as well, which of course will make everything feel worse.

We might also fall into the trap of worrying unnecessarily about things that haven't yet happened, and probably never will. This wastes our energy and makes us feel despondent and futile.

So - what to do? For a start, we need to ensure we take our senses of humour to work with us again!

We also need to look at any pressing fears or worries and ask ourselves if, realistically we actually KNOW we have something to worry about. If we are objective and honest when we answer the question, very often we'll find we are feeling down in the mouth, and are actively looking for things to get anxious around. We can do this just to try to take control of a day on which we feel out of control. And it probably does us no good at all.

And anyhow - remember - what you put your attention on grows. Worry about your bank overdraft, and it will get bigger. Worry about your mound of work and it will increase. Worry about whether a disaster is just around the corner and you'll invite one!!

Affirmation: I centre my attention on the task before me, and complete it with ease.

Monday, November 21, 2011

A second cousin sent me a pic of us together in 1984.  I cropped her out, but you can see her on my FB.  Anyway, look how soft and pudgy my face was then.  Soft, subtle, dimply.

This is my mother when she was in her late 20s and me recently.

I am so struck by the 3 nature of her face.  The inverted triangle or heart shaped jaw and chin.  There is more of an enchoing of that in my pic here than in my 20s.  But still my nose and mouth are softer.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011


"Astrofaces is a research study seeking to verify Astrology  for modern science with photographs of subjects grouped by the zodiac signs of their Sun, Moon & Ascendant. Do people who share the three most prominent factors in the chart resemble each other? Does the shape of time show in our faces?"

You can sort the database by Sun, Moon, Rising combos, here's mine:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Planets on the Ascendant

Planets near the Ascendant also affect appearance:
"The First House has to do with your "outer personality", the impression you make on people when they first see you. But it goes beyond that. It also shows how you begin anything, your first approach, your first action. For instance, someone with an Aries Ascendant (Aries Rising) will tend to charge right in, while a Taurus Rising person has to take their time and build up momentum. A Leo rising will get someone else to do it for them (probably some poor soul with Virgo Rising). The placement of planets in the First House is also important."

"Sun – adds height/weight and a big broad smile. Sun gives a stronger body and vitality; complexion is fair; hair is fair or golden, blue eyes and strong chin.

Moon – has a round, “moony” type of face.  Moon gives a broad forehead, small nose and the tip stubbed. Hands and feet are small... face is usually round or Moon shape especially if rising in Cancer.

Mercury – adds height and a pointed chin. Mercury gives a slim body, black hair , usually grey eyes, sharp in expression; nose is long, narrow and pointed, usually bent; lips are thin.

Venus – attractive, beautiful complexion and may have dimpled cheeks or cleft in chin.  Venus gives a handsome body; full face and full lips; straight short nose; usually brown but often blue eyed; oval face and with dimples in cheek and chin.

Mars – sometimes hair is reddish or auburn. Pimples or scars on the face, may also have a ruddy complexion or sometimes a receding hair line prone to baldness. Mars gives fair or red hair; the moustache is fairer than the hair and beard. Eyes have a quick glance; nose is somewhat bent in the upper 1/2part; lips are thin ; chin narrow; eye-brows beautifully curved.

Jupiter – adds height and girth. Jupiter gives a square chin, full face and full eyes which may be protruding somewhat. Complexion is fresh, fair fair or brown; eye expression is sharp and fiery; baldness often occurs early.

Saturn – shorter, thinness, bonier.  Saturn gives a tall wiry stature, oval thin head; hair dark; eyes brown or blue; seldom looks in the eyes and fixed to the ground usually.

Uranus – makes a person look totally unlike what you expected!

Neptune – Makes a person take on an aura of glamour or mystery. Eyes are large, liquid and beautiful. Could suffer from fluid retention. A “chameleon” type of person.  Neptune gives large dreamy eyes.

Pluto – Intensifies and accentuates everything. Eyes are green or some other improbable color. Flowing hair or beard of mustache. Likes to wear dark "
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Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Doubles: Same Rising and Sun Sign

I learned so much from compiling this!

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Gemini: Mutable Air may be 1/3  animated + active
cleft in chin or tip of nose, slightly hood nose, hair dark brown

Juliette Lewis, Double Gemini Mutable Air
her moon is Pisces Water

could be a star point nose, apple cheeks
animated, youthful
fuller bottom lip
some softening of features from water moon
She also has Saturn 8 degrees from ASC
which causes one to appear thinner, bonier

Steffi Graf, Double Gemini Mutable Air
with her Moon also in Gemini
she has a heart shaped face
with star points nose

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile
LibraCardinalAir may be 1/2  animated + flexible
beautiful as ruled by Venus, nicely shaped often round features, pearly teeth, generous chiseled lips, often curly hair

Diana Dors, Double Libra Cardinal Air
with Pisces Water moon

heart shaped face, youthful, cute
button nose, pouty full lip
softened features from water moon

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile

Kate Winslet, Double Libra Cardinal Air
with Libra Moon also - Triple Air

round face, youthful
upward movement through eyes

Her moon is conjunct ASC
lending a Cancerian moon shape to face
Aquarius: Fixed Air may be 1/4  animated + stubborn
striking, facial features are even and handsome, fine profile

Charlotte Rampling, Double Aquarius Fixed Air
with Pisces Moon Water

youthful, fresh appearance
blended cheeks from water moon

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile

Kim Novaks, Double Aquarius Fixed Air
with Libra Moon she is a Triple Air

youthful, button nose, pouty lip
somewhat round face

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile

younger pic of Charlotte
shows random skin (freckles)

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

Cancer: Cardinal Water may be 2/3  intuitive + active
round moon face

Liv Tyler, Double Cancer Water
Moon in Capricorn Earth

oval face, smooth, ages gracefully
doe eyes, blended mouth
earth moon adds more stillness

Suzanne Vega, Double Cancer Water
Moon in Virgo Earth

oval face, tear drop nose
droopy eye lid, s curve lip
earth moon adds more stillness

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile
Scorpio: Fixed Water may be 2/4  intuitive + stubborn
large penetrating eyes, hair is often black thick coarse and curly, roman nose, may be sallow

Grace Slick, Double Scorpio Water
Gemini Moon Air

droopy eye lid, s curve lip
elongated cheek
air moon adds upward movement

She has Venus rising which lends beauty 
and Mercury rising causing cleft chin 

Grace Kelly, Double Scorpio Water
Pisces Moon makes her Triple Water

oblong face, smooth, ages gracefully
doe eyes, s curve lip

She has Venus rising which lends beauty 
and Mercury rising causing cleft chin 
Pisces: Mutable Water may be 2/1  intuitive + flexible
large, dreamy eyes, long thick lashes, soft and sensitive lips, small well formed nose, possible double chin

Cathy Downs, Double Pisces Water
Moon Aquarius Air

oblong, smooth face
s curve lip, long cheek
air moon adds youthfulness

Bambou, Double Pisces Water
Moon in Scorpio Triple Water

oblong face, almond eyes
s curve lip 

and Mercury rising causing cleft chin 

Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Aries: Cardinal Fire may be 3/4   dynamic + active
long face and neck, ruddy complexion, red or sandy hair, high wide brow, heavy eyebrows, pointed chin

Jennifer Garner, Double Aries Fire
Gemini Moon Air

chiseled features, lump of clay nose
air moon adds star points

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile

Samantha Fox, Double Aries Fire
Aquarius Moon Air

inverted triangle or heart shaped face (air)
eyebrows come to a peak

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile
Leo: Fixed Fire may be 3/2  dynamic + stubborn
hair is often shiny and thick like a mane, smile is broad, features are generous

Emmanuelle Beart, Double Leo Fire
Moon Gemini Air

chiseled features, exotic eyes
air  moon adds roundness
She has Venus rising which lends beauty

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile

Tania Zamparo, Double Leo Fire
Moon Sagittarius Triple Fire

chiseled features, triangles in cheeks
boomerang mouth, multiple smile lines
exotic eyes

She also has Saturn 8 degrees from ASC
which causes one to appear thinner, bonier
Sagittarius:  Mutable Fire may be 3/1  dynamic + flexible
distinguished looking, ruled by Jupiter lending towards round face and jovial, yet elongated, hair dark in youth but white later

Alyssa Milano, Double Sagittarius Fire
Moon Gemini Air

inverted triangle face, triangles in cheeks
boomerang mouth, peaked eyebrows
air moon adds star points

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile

Scarlett Johannson, Double Sagittarius Fire
Scorpio Moon Water

inverted triangle face, exotic eyes
water moon adds softness

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile

Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Taurus: Fixed Earth may be 4/2   bold + stubborn
square face, short neck, full facial features, prominent or protruding eyes, hair in lighter browns, flared nostrils

Cloris Leachman, Double Taurus Earth
Moon Sagittarius Fire

rectangle face, high cheekbones
parallel lines in lips
fire moon adds to nose, angles

Gabriella Sabatini, Double Taurus Earth
Moon in Virgo makes her Triple Earth

rectangle face, striking

She also has Saturn 8 degrees from ASC
which causes one to appear thinner, bonier 
and Mercury rising causing cleft chin 
Virgo: Mutable Earth might be 4/3  bold + flexible
small facial features, smooth and fair complexion, photogenic, clean cut

Kristian Alfonso, Double Virgo Earth
Moon Aries Fire

rectangle face, striking
parallel lines, high cheekbones
straight line in lips
fire moon adds angles

Frances Farmer, Double Virgo Earth
Moon in Taurus makes her Triple Earth

rectangle face, still striking features
parallel lines, high cheekbones
straight nose bridge
Capricorn: Cardinal Earth may be 4/1  bold + animated
high cheekbones, chiseled chin

Zoey Deschanel, Double Capricorn Earth
With Moon she is Triple Capricorn

high cheekbones, straight eyebrows

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile

Her moon is conjunct ASC
lending a Cancerian moon shape to face

and Mercury rising causing cleft chin 

Yvette Mimieux, Double Capricorn Earth
Virgo Moon makes her Triple Earth

rectangle face, parallel lines
high cheek bones, symmetrical

Her Sun is conjunct the ASC
which lends to a broad smile

another pic of Zoey, showing square aspect of her face

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