Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 20, Peter Jochinger rated it it was amazing Shelves: adult , adventure , bdsm , romance. Unlike the first book in the series Peeper , there are more soft human emotions in this final series. You see our characters evolve. There is still an abundance of BDSM yet one feels a more human connection with warmth and love. This is the beauty of Tyler Rose's writing skill. All the events that encapsulate Peepers life happen in Gethis, a ficticious world not that far removed from our own Earth.
Like us they have their own Gods only theirs interact in ways one would not normally view as appr Unlike the first book in the series Peeper , there are more soft human emotions in this final series. Like us they have their own Gods only theirs interact in ways one would not normally view as appropriate.
Yet our author has the ability to blend this in with so much normalacy. Here I can say I have another favorite author. Warning strictly more adult than Fifty Shades. Mar 07, Kathy L rated it it was amazing. Another out of this world homer for Ms. This book picks up right after the first one ends. I couldn't put the story down. Rose writes a story that you can imagine in your mind and you get lost in her world. I would highly recommend this story and I'm off to read the next: Peeper of Gloriana.
I had not realized how heavily branded this movie is -- that stank a bit. Perhaps it was easier to hire someone on-set with the job of walking around, fingers in ears, saying "Lalala. I see nothing. I see no propeller. We live in Imaginationland, kids! I was too young to care what a stud Stringfellow Hawke was supposed to be -- who watched it to see him say things like "I never wear underwear!
I love his intense look -- staring out of a helmet that covers most of his face, practicing a deranged-psychotic-hunter-on-the-blood-trail expression. The politics are now cartoonishly simplitic, but the show is still amusing -- and there's no Hasselhoff, certainly a saving grace. I also love that the intro voice-over tells us that Hawke is sensitive. So I can accept the concept of a helicopter which flies above mach 1 with better maneuverability than an airplane.
But the original model is better armed and armored than a figher jet??? They do acknowledge that a helicopter cannot fly to Russia or Paraguay and back without refueling, but we're required to accept that USAF tankers would refuel a stolen and very-much-wanted helicopter. But it is Airwolf. I had the theme song going through my head for a few days -- it's appropriate, but not so good I want it lodged in there. He wants his skull back! I was annoyed by how much of it made no sense at all. It's a set-up -- the Russians want me to decode it. So I'll decode it out loud in a bar, and we'll go there.
But there's no need to cover our tracks. And the lamps are only magnetic when we open the wooden crate. This from an OSS man? But it was a lot of fun. Amy liked the fact that Karen Allen "Marion Ravenwood" was allowed to look real, and not cosmetically un-aged. Sam and I were both impressed with the movie including the music usage.
Some things that bothered me: the hole went halfway through; the sonic weapon was obviously non-lethal and facial recovery was immediate; he didn't hack any of the weapons! He obviously enjoys being paid by colleges to curse and tell dirty stories. But they're good stories and he's an excellent storyteller. As a kid, I dislike Transformers and G. Joe TV shows and comics, so I had no expectations to disappoint. I do remember that Megatron was a giant gun, though, not a strange-not-quite-plane thingy.
Flaws were many and profound. Why are the good guys all land-bound, while the bad guys have air support? The US armed forces couldn't find a better way to hunt giant alien robots than big harpoons??? Why not attack the giant evil monster while he's frozen solid? They needs a computer to transmit -- wait for it -- it's too obvious -- you see it coming Morse Code? Sure -- go hide the McGuffin from murderous giant robots in a city -- that won't cause massive casualties! The new show is somewhat less cheesy than the original except when the Hoff reappears, at which point they gain several levels of cheesiness.
No real logic -- nanites are not bulletproof, and don't protect passengars! They also apparently don't think better than to attempt a kidnapping in a casino witnesses, cameras, security, Nevada SWAT protecting the take, and organized crime -- wait until she's outside, guys! Oh, and the dialog and characters are all rather silly, although they managed to avoid "Gimme all you got, KITT!
No more for me. And he gets magical powers of hatred, which save him from guns, but doesn't do anything else with them. Weak weak weak. Not bad, but not amazing either; the writer s or at least the translators weren't really trying to make sense. Freaky that people are so obsessional about high scores, but people do read the Guinness Book of World Records about lots of sillier things than video games. After reading Billy Mitchell's AV Club interview , I am left thinking the only person who hasn't been sleazy in any way including the friends and hangers-on and referees is Steve Wiebe.
Pretty, but shallow relative to the comic book, for those who expect nothing more from funny books. It seems like his shotgun was doing distinctly un-shotgun-like things. We were amazed by the ridiculous clothes, and the strange idea that hackers are nerds are social outcasts, and social outcasts are club fiends. I was amazed at the graphics effects attributed to this bps world. Not even awake when writing this sucker. She's now seen all 3 years of the 'new' series and the year of Torchwood , and I'm hoping to interest her in Tom Baker vintage Dr.
Good stuff, although when the science goes off the rails a tunnel to the center of the Earth?!? I get distressed. We liked the ref-dripping dialog and the music which Alex pointed out Juno would have hated. Excellent cast. I didn't love it -- I found many of the characters particularly Lord Yagyu wooden and inexpressive, but that may actually have been good acting. I obviously didn't fully appreciate the joke back then and am probably still missing much of the irony. Set about the same time as Ninja Scroll , concerning the same war of succession as Basilisk.
I had to stop watching this on the train, because it seemed to pornographic, but I enjoyed it although the hero was ridiculously immune to everything. It reminded me of Basilisk , a TV series I watched part of on IFC, concerning a war over a pair of ninja scrolls and several of the same magical ninja. Definitely Lifetime material. It was very odd to see the Shooting Gallery logo after all this time one of the reasons it's been on my to-see list since While I found the first half fascinatingly messy, I felt a bit dragged down by the weight of craziness and misery in the second half. It was a remarkable vanity piece for Will Smith -- soldier, scientist, savior, sainted martyr -- but he did act well.
After seeing how malformed the surviving characters' personalities are, I had to wonder if the lost mother had been as corrupted. And what happens to Hank? I got the obvious zinger, but not the un-telegraphed one. I think there was actually a flashback to a scene that was never show, presumably an editing mistake -- that could have provided a hint. I hadn't known Gerrold was out, but now the comment about widowers being under even single men on below the adoption totem pole makes more sense. I wonder how Gerrold felt about being given a crush on Amanda Peet and a thing for girls.
I was reminded that there are many Gerrold books I want to read, which are only available in larger trade paperback format. Drat -- those are harder to carry in pockets!
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I kept wondering how much of that pathos was real, and how much mystique, and how much custom concocted for this movie. I was amused at how heavily all the ladies breathe in close-up. I was amused at the idea that Raleigh apparently personally saved the nation, and Amy was annoyed at the liberties taken with his naval career. The end just petered out -- perhaps they hit a wall of funding or time, and had to stop without finishing; or perhaps it was deliberate.
Amy kept saying she couldn't believe I hadn't seen it before. I found the obsession with Tilda Swinton's dressing overly cliche, while Amy thought it was an effective way to highlight her lack of self-confidence. I still don't get the call to the firm -- I guess he was just crazy. The monstrous truck was pretty memorable, although I had forgotten that just seeing it was enough to knock people off their feet.
They just gloss over almost everything. The deep highlight of the movie is a personal-scale construction project. Sweet and meandering. I thought it was a bit overboard, though -- I would be surprised if even cynical bureaucrats could be that dismissive of African deaths, or anyone would expect such a massive cover-up to stay covered. Fortunately Ricochet and Droop-a-long! Pretty dumb as an adult, but fortunately still amusing -- not everything is!
Not that I would turn down whatever he made for the part. The crosses were more than a bit much, though. Did Will Smith commission this as a vanity piece or something? The transitions complete and incomplete were particularly well done. I can't tell if there was a unifying thread for this collection of characters, and I missed the common link, or they're just interesting. I was disgusted at the idea that prosthetics would have preprogrammed combat skills, but the actual explanation implanting lethal skills to an unwilling and uncommitted recipient wasn't really more credible.
Amusing and annoying that in the beginning they kept focusing on her green eyes, and in the latter parts they instead kept focusing on her chest bouncing up and down -- even when she wasn't running. Given the pedigree, I want to see her spine glow red! I wished they had chosen actors who could sing. The poor singing by stars, and the obviously incongruous overdubs, were both annoying at different times.
Who thinks smoking is a fundamental right ot happiness?? The book could also be darker, while not being as visceral and immediate as the movie. A nice demonstration of how much better the iPhone is as a video playback device than the Treo, which had about half as many usable pixels and couldn't do H. Still, it was fun and silly. I kept wondering how Seth could have been such a colossal oaf, and so blithely obnoxious to everybody he speaks to. Of course there are people with such lack of social skills, but despite the spitting he skated through his idiocy with tremendous good fortune.
The introductory scene was hysterical, with DuJour looking like a prequel to Robot Chicken , and I like Rosario Dawson, but that's not enough to make up for all the branding -- even if it's officially a parody. I kept asking Amy, how could anyone expect this to end well? How stupid are they? It's especially interesting to see how much more open homophobia was, and how different perceptions of homosexuality were.
In retrospect it's very heavy-handed, though not so much as catching HIV. Neat casting of people I vaguely recognize but wouldn't expect to be in this movie -- all the men are hearty and macho in their own ways. This is despite the fact that I had nothing to do with Croupier aside from seeing it in a theater or Clive Owen.
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Amy was horrified that Paul Giamatti took this part, and would not have enjoyed it much. I was disturbed by the oil slick which instantly cleaned itself, and less so by the newborn which wasn't fortunately nobody would let them use a real day-old infant in a movie. This prepared me for the fantasy nature of this film, in which 50 people with guns are completely unable to hit a target, even when he rolls in a straight line at constant velocity for dozens of feet apparently they never heard of "leading" the target , and the government is both willing and able to cover up dozens of deaths and thousands of gunshots in a city, and medical murder.
I thought the sex scene was purely gratuitous -- then realized it was really worked into the movie but still gratuitous. This movie was obviously made by someone who was obsessed with guns at least during its making , which made the over-arching premise especially absurd. I know you like Hulk green, but green gamma radiation? You can't see gamma rays -- that's what "gamma rays" means!
Green explosions for Hulkified deaths, and green glowing eyes? Green cheese! How much must the Lees have hated their fathers, to create the two dads in this movie -- General Ross Sam Elliot, who seems like a caricature of a Soviet military governor and David Banner Nick Nolte, doing the Spider-Man villain bit?
Q: What exactly is the excuse for that little non-fireside chat??? A: There is none. Julia keeps pestering us to tell her Lightning McQueen stories now before she insisted on calling him "Lightning TheQueen". Generally very good, although the seemed to throw away the whole premise for the finale. Uma is an amazingly cool character riding the Beemer, and then freaked out a minute later when the memory lack which she already knew about is confirmed.
What's up with that? The "signed for 20 items" bit is bogus in multiple ways. I like that a character is named "Decker". Instead Edward Norton of all people plays a straight dweeb, and the movie lionizes rhinoizes him. Who came up with the idea of knocking Robin Williams around for fun??
Penny pinching is clearly explains why the army of Ming is so small, and I don't mean on the part of Ming the Milquetoast. A semi-coherent campaign against lucidity. What a bunch of losers. I was amused and perturbed. The whole karate-chop thing was annoyingly dumb, but otherwise it was successful at its goals. It was good to see their idea of a car chase, apparently intend to deflate Bruce Willis' idea of a "Hard" car chase.
Bourne's awareness of people's locations as they run around out of sight was nothing less than magical. The whole focus on killing Americans as the only important bad thing the US Government has done was rather simplistic, given the many other things it has been exposed doing to Americans and foreigners -- but I have to concede that it's much more Congressional-hearing-sound-byte-worthy than extraordinary rendition. A few critical things were retconned retroactively changed from the first movie, most significantly the Jason Bourne Identity itself.
The " Ultimatum " title doesn't really make sense for this movie -- it would for a linear continuation of the second movie, but Ultimatum has its own plot which goes off in a very different direction. We were disturbed by the "assets" assassins -- non-speaking unshaven middle-eastern-looking men, in an apparent effort to pander to the same prejudices the movie is supposedly railing against. We kept asking each other how we missed such a slick movie with 2 name actors. Appropriately creepy for a Philip K. Dick story, although I was only semi-surprised by the twist.
Who knew that military research scientists were so physically lethal and bulletproof! We also kept laughing at Fred y Ted. Update: We saw it in , but forgot Amy kept thinking we had seen the movie, but eventually conceded we hadn't ; now we know why they seemed so familiar. I realize this reinforces his arguments, and I don't argue with the portrayal, but it seemed a bit jarring in something which is so pointedly about a larger issue.
Very good presentation. Very bad reality. Much quieter and more psychological than we'd anticipated. The story arc especially Jeff Bridges' familial plight, cured ironically by his work obsession was annoyingly obvious from early on. The central ambiguity alien or delusion only works one way for me. I was struck by the emotional dynamic range -- from discovering the Chief's cool secret to shock therapy, highs and lows in ping-pong alternation.
Obviously some people work in mental hospitals and jails because their victims cannot fight back, but obviously many doctors and nurses who administered ECT and lobotomies honestly wanted to help their patients. The movie thrust this conflict in our face, but didn't really address the dissonance. We watched a version from the TiVo, notably lacking the notoroius bit and much of the 'spicy' language.
A pretty good movie, if you're not bothered by the melodrama or the politics, or the many implausible bits. The Wikipedia entry is as interesting as the movie itself. I wish we remembered the series better -- Amy has just missed her golden opportunity to re-read te whole thing.
Now we'll have to wait years to re-read it with Julia, and we'll probably each miss half. Jackson was dropping back to A Time to Kill which we didn't see , incongruous for this much more sophisticated character. David Morse, of course, is the creepy thug. It really shows up how absurd James Bond is, but I don't notice it because I grew up with it. Most of the things that are cheesy and absurd here are cheesy in movies, no less because they have more budget. Being soulless inexplicably has no effect upon Johnny Blaze's life; he still loves and gives presents to kids.
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Apparently circus people are all freaks -- they are unrecognizable after passing the teen years. Cage's screaming during demonic possession by hellfire is pretty weak, and his transformation is overly informed by the Hulk and Terminator 2. The CGI is neat, but the skull looks wrong wrong size, no expresions, etc. The philosophy and fascination with the Penance Stare TM are both juvenile. The changing eyes were a neat trick, although Linguini's personality changes were a bit much.
Julia was quite uncomfortable with both the sad and scary parts, but overall enjoyed it. We hadn't reckoned with how much more immersive a big-screen movie is in a dark and loud theater, compared to watching DVDs including The Incredibles , Finding Nemo , and Cars on a TV set in a bright room with family or friends. Not much else there, but I didn't expect more. The only thing that really bugged me was the turbaned Arab who accidentally utters 'bomb', and the fact that the four white people are named the Honkeys from CrackerLand -- not even trying there. Very silly; very funny. Parker Posey was alas largely wasted not drunk, just barely in the movie.
For a movie premised upon forbidden love and set in Paris, it's remarkably ugly -- especially the ghosts. The wargs don't look like people or wolves -- just bad CGI. The WolfVision isn't sharper or IR, just odd. Watching on my Treo at x, everything was ugly; when I watched the end on a TV, things got less ugly, but more obviously fake.
We were terribly amused to see James Gandolfini young and relatively thin. Funny, but overly broad. The product placements were stupid and offensively dumb, as were Jessica Alba's "smart glasses", which she obviously didn't need to see, but did need when she was briefly stepping out of eye-catching bimbo mode.
Knocked up would have been better. Most aggravating: Why doesn't anyone realize that two identical cars can cause confusion? Second-most aggravating: The twist early in the movie invalidates the opening nightmare and driving arrangements through the whole movie. Third-most aggravating: Why does the super racer David Carradine keep taking more and more clothing off, and why isn't he any good at it? The subtitle was apparently Transformations: an Only in Hollywood Story.
It was amusing to see Willis flip from drunk to crack shot with pose. Willis drives a buss pretty well for someone who doesn't know which side the windshield is on. David Morse has amazing precognition, which only lets him down the one time A great series, though. In the finale, AJ becomes Livia, and. When this movie came out, we were hosting a vendor system with an unchangable root password: swordf1sh.
Apparently this worked on all their deployed systems. I don't believe that's why the vendor went out of business a few years ago, but one can hope. I can't decide if Jackman's Stan the Super Hacker character with Neo-like unconscious skillz here is more or less credible than Wolverine the Metallic Mutant. Wolverine is completely impossible with today's technology, and not really credible with future technology.
Stan, on the other hand, is just flat out impossible. There are ways you'd break into a system with bit encryption, but using a canned "hydra" from college is not one of them. A janitor's uniform or job application, given a few months is a much better bet. Unfortunately, nobody bothered to ensure that after all the twists and reversals, there was any possible explanation for all the facts particularly her actions. A respectable effort at explaining several of Bond's historical tendencies and behaviors, although this was hampered by the high-tech plot's impossibility until after all the earlier movies which supposedly follow this one.
The lack of any Q was keenly felt, and the car chase felt like fulfillment of an obligation. The silenced pistol was too silenced for that pistol, and the shocking kit was no substitute for an exploding pen. Why did he go gaga over that girl, and is this the first Bond movie where he doesn't boink the evil girlfriend? Geeks know we're fully assimilated into pop culture when Harrison Ford impresses people with his Mad Firewall Signature Skillz!
Well made, as any Harrison Ford movie must be, and they managed to largely avoid any technical gaffes by almost entirely avoiding technology. Surprisingly dark and nasty for Harrison Ford, except where they got carried away with their own excitement. But no, a cheap black-on-white fax scanner could not handle the low-res green-on-white of a computer terminal, and he never did any OCR, much less built an adaptor or wrote an iPod driver for it.
Getting the account numbers is a small part of the problem. Obviously nobody on the writing staff has ever broken or disassembled an iPod or a fax machine and looked at the connectors. I liked that they were setting up his fall in advance, although this was somewhat underplayed. For an old desk jockey, Harrison accrues quite a body count. This could have been nodded at with some reference to physical security being a prerequisite for cyber security and the appropriate martial arts training , if they had cared to bother.
The villain was absurdly omniscient and omnipresent at the beginning but later he lost this power, and our hero didn't fully capitalize. Parker Posey as a hard-assed vampire princess? Having trouble with that. Vampire viagra was amusing, as was Whistler's un-Mother, the second-generation archer. But why would she hunt Dracula by flashlight, rather than turning on the lights?
Similarly, why do the human "Nightstalkers" who are of course slower and weaker than their prey like fighting vampires hand-to-hand so much, instead of using all their weapons? Why does the regenerating wrestler vampire keep flinching from face punches feints, even! Why does the ancient evil that is Dracula have a built-in costume with low-rise pants? We just won't think about the pseudo-science behind their vampire plague. And worst of all, they forgot all about cute little Zoe!
It was also funny to see "Mickey" small-time thug, implicated in everything, from The Punisher , as 'Ogie', the sweet clod suitor, here. Shades of Spike Lee's acting career. Similarly, everybody was involved in adultery often inexplicably , which has obvious negative implications for relationships; not much subtlety there. Dungeon-crawling gun perspective was briefly amusing, but again , seeing it with real actors showed how absurd a chainsaw is as a weapon. Superman would know better than to wrestle a wrestler -- even in tights.
I still want to know when AOL buys Mars. The US military Rapid Response Tactical Squad had an unexpected and unjustified secret agenda; I don't remember anything about this from the games. It was funny to see Will Patton as a badass, rather than Officer Droopy. I no longer remember the unreleased Dolph Lundgren version, but this one was typified by the Punisher being the one who takes survives the most punishment. Who knew explosions were so effective at shielding you from their own blasts? But what I wanna know is: How did they get the red pickup on the speedboat?
And does getting shot and beat up always give you abdominal definition, or only in Hollywood and on tiny resort islands? I don't want to test it For a dead man with no interest in life, Frank Castle sure enjoys collecting tools including weapons , and killing incidental guards, and for someone protecting humanity through simplistic negative reinforcement, he's got a real flair for the dramatic.
In contrast, the opposition is amazingly dumb and incredibly predictable. A couple planted clues, and they follow the script perfectly. The original is on order from Netflix; I don't think I ever read the original Lem novel. He knows nothing but cars, yet learns Japanese quickly and perfectly. Go Sonny Chiba! So much for family loyalty. So much for preserving his investment. This is a man with a perverse streak a mile wide, apparently.
The noble hero can't even save the girl -- he gets distracted and asks for a race instead. Why avoiding bloodshed is such a priority for the Yakuza is never fully explored. I did smile at the Vin Diesel cameo. In fairness, this is true of many vampire stories. I was disappointed there weren't more vampires; I got as high as 4 in my speculation during the movie. It would have been better if they'd managed a bit better on the technical details of vampirism particularly daylight.
I'm pretty sure they would all have died long before reaching that point Lots of glossing over decades of history, and the revised "Sandman" is really more of a "Sandstorm". The Harry Hobgoblin angle felt more like a particularly weak movie -- even comic books aren't normally that elastic with characters and plotting.
Mary Jane is a notable sap, although during the well choreographed tag team session Unlimited Class wrestling, anyone? Tobey Maguire doing "dead sexy" is "dead funny". Tobey Maguire as The Mask?? No question: they really really broke rather than simply pushed the whole concept of coincidence. Not to mention the mad scientists, who apparently wanted to make animated sand, but didn't bother to observe or even roof over! Each of the three closing mini-scenes was weak in its own way. I liked seeing the credits characters at least briefly used in the intro, and the theater welcome was excellent.
I'm not convinced anyone has bothered to come up with complete plot for this movie -- I imagine it wasn't a priority for the creators. I'm pretty sure he had fun making this, and I hope he made some money, but that's about all I have to say about it. It must have been tough to make a live action movie out of something as bizarre and nonsensical as the original Aeon Flux cartoon I'm sure they would never have tried had not The Matrix been there to set an example , but they did a decent job of carrying the atmosphere over -- they also didn't worry much about recreating the comic.
There was definitely some cinematic invulnerability here -- the dart auto-guns can't hit beans, and the heroes aren't significantly slowed down by gatling fire without armor. The thing that bugged me the most was the ghost phenomenon, though. I especially liked the Blowfish kidnappers in the Blaine Hotel, in room 18 22, but don't know if anyone who reads this will ever get the joke -- if you do, please drop me a line! Amy thought it was much better than Talladega Nights ; I did not, although they did a better job with the homosexual angle than I thought possible in such a movie -- including Coach's Mr.
Incredible's stained-plastic window decoration. Continuity: we're shown a highlight reel of Chazz Ferrell practicing in a warehouse, but later Coach shows them the borrowed warehouse to practice in. I kept asking Amy, "Why do they say Ambiguously Gay? There's nothing Ambiguous about them!
The first movie I've seen on Friday opening night in a long long time. The finale of Death Proof was a bit overly over the top for me, actually. The cameos were impressive, and I was forewarned by Salon's review. What a PSA for recycling they make! Not only do they recycle actors from an earlier era, and actors across movies, they even recycle character names and costumes, although the characters change. Food: melons, cucumbers, lettuces, vegemite sugar, pumpkins. Herbs and aromatics: lemon, chicory, limes, mosses. Flowers and plants: water lilies, willows, aquatic plants.
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The Sun represents vitality, individuality, will-power and creative energy and honours. For a woman, it also represents her father, and later her husband. The Sun is one of the most important symbols in the birth chart, as much as the Ascendant, then the Moon a bit less for a man , the ruler of the Ascendant and the fast-moving planets. It's element is fire; it is hot and dry, it governs Leo, is in exaltation in Aries and is in analogy with the heart. It represents the boss, authority, beside the father and the husband ; the age of the Sun goes from 20 years old to about 40, following the Venus age when one is aware of his seductive power.
Temperament : Bilious. Characterology : Emotive, Active, Secondary, passionate type. Your entourage is amazed by your energy, your courage and your boldness. Your reactions are quick, even instantaneous. Your enthusiasm prompts you to follow your natural impulses, even though you are not aware of all the consequences of your actions. Above all, you want to live each moment intensely, without fearing the future. Your enterprising spirit is supported by an acute sense of confrontation.
This is Aries answering the call. Any call, provided that there is some degree of new-ness or some challenge. This ability to take action on the spot in response to any stimulation also applies to the area of your relationships: you say outloud what you deem necessary to say, even if it means foolishly upsetting several persons. Beginning and undertaking are situations where you feel that you are in your element. Your qualities can also be expressed when you are bogged down in inextricable and complicated relationships: you know how to simplify things but you should beware not to do so in a caricatured manner.
In your chart, the Sun is in the 1st House. Whenever a new situation occurs, you need to do everything to have it clarified. Here, ideals and innate aptitudes are in harmony. It is not possible to cheat on you. When you meet someone for the first time, you do your best to understand who this person is, and to set simple marks for yourself. You never make a move if you don't know the rules of the game. Your honesty immediately wins people over, but it is most likely that your judgements are criticised and deemed too absolute.
If the Sun is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Solarian: you loathe pettiness and Machiavellian manoeuvre, and you are fond of natural nobleness as well as of direct and honest attitudes. You endeavour to get out of muddled or dark situations as quickly as possible. Your need for transparency may lead you to make cut-and-dried judgments such as yes or no, and black or white.
However, your honesty commands your entourage's consideration. At times, you come across as authoritarian. It is true that you never want to be thought of the notable absentee, and that you manage to make people pay attention to you, as well as to your plans and your assessments. To this end, the Solarian sometimes develops a great talent for placing himself under the spotlight without missing a single opportunity to arouse interest.
Some other Solarians, although more discreet, still manage to be the focus of any debate, even in situations of exclusion.
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It is your way of being present even though you are actually not there More than other people, you appreciate the esteem extended to you. It is useless to cheat with you, since in all areas you consider establishing enduring relationships only with those who love you, admire you, respect you, or express some degree of affection to you. Your will to straighten out your inter-personal relationships is your strength and sometimes, your Achilles' heel. You cannot achieve anything behind the scenes. Therefore, your comportment is marked with heroism, and your stands are devoid of ambiguity, in the sense that your commitments are unfailing, and your rebuffs, final.
The person influenced by this degree is meant to dominate others. Although many disasters are experienced, one remains undisturbed and pursues the challenging path. This degree indicates that one belongs to a powerful and wealthy family. If of royal descent, and this degree is in conjunction with the Ascendant, this heralds that one will access the throne. If one is of modest origins, then, one enjoys the protection of the head of state or that of most prominent figures. There is also the possibility that one becomes the power behind the throne. In any case, one has real decision-making powers and becomes a leader in one's field, be it the arts, business, or politics.
Their interpretation must be regarded with the utmost caution, especially given the fact that different authors give different meanings to symbolic degrees. This is the reason why they are not included in our Astrotheme reports. If you wish, you can receive immediately in your mailbox your detailed astrological portrait , a nice gift for yourself or for your close friends and relatives, who will deeply appreciate it. The Moon represents instinctive reaction, unconscious predestination, everyday mood, sensitivity, emotions, the feminine side of the personality, intuition, imagination.
For a man, she represents his mother and later his wife, and his relationship with women in general. For a woman, the Moon is almost as important as the Sun and the Ascendant. Her element is water, she is cold and moist, she rules Cancer, is in exaltation in Taurus and is in analogy with the stomach. She symbolizes the mother, wife, the crowd, the Moon is associated with birth and childhood.
Tradition also matches her with the end of life, after Saturn the old age, it is thus customary to go back to one's place of birth to die: the end of life meets the very beginning. Temperament : Lymphatic. On the day and at the time of your birth, the Moon was in the sign of Taurus. Your sensuality is strong and expresses itself in all life areas.
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You equally enjoy the pleasures of the senses and those of the mind and you never waste a single bit of a sensation. You take the time to enjoy life, to dream and to follow your imagination. You do not allow anything to disturb these moments of relaxation and calm. Nothing bothers you, no external element disrupts the quiet course of your rest. Should anyone dare to break the charm, you become very upset. The Moon is in your 2nd House. Familiar objects have a lot of importance to you.
Souvenirs, images redolent of your secret dreams, real estate, etc. They all contribute to the making up of your world and your home. You have the feeling that you own something only when you are in communication with it. Therefore, you select your capital according to your sensitivity. You are a second-hand goods dealer to the core, rather than a stock exchange speculator, and you sometimes give a fanciful value to things. If the Moon is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Lunarian: the driving force behind your actions is mainly the pursuit of well-being and tranquillity.
Your sensitive and romantic self lives on those periods of rest during which you let your imagination wander at will. This is your way of finding inspiration and balance. Nothing is allowed to disturb your feeling of fulfilment and security within a harmonious cell, be it a family or a clan. More than other people, the Lunarian is attached to those moments during which one forgets one's worries and lets oneself cast adrift aimlessly, with no other goal than to be lulled into an ambiance, a situation, or a perfect moment.
Many people do not understand such absences and their meaning, which is to regain strength. These people readily describe you with such unflattering terms as apathy and nonchalance. Never mind! Some inspirations require surrendering as well as striking a balance derived from alternate action and passivity. Your qualities are expressed to the fullest in situations which demand familiarity and privacy. Your capacities to respect and blend into your environment is at least as valuable as some other people's aggressive dispositions. However, you are well-advised to avoid indolence and renunciation out of laziness or indifference.
Superficial, stubborn, and clumsy character prone to misjudgements. Hard work and relentless efforts yield little profit because one fails to understand the forces in action and pursues unrealistic goals. However, if the natal chart concurs, this degree describes an outstanding figure, totally impervious to criticism and unpopularity, who persistently struggles against entrenched routine with a view to improving the fate of people.
Although he cannot achieve his noble objectives, and may end up in exile or in prison, he sows invaluable seeds, and with time, his ideals turn into well-accepted standards. Mercury represents communication, logical and rational mind, intellectual skills. Earth is its element, it is cold and dry, and it rules Virgo and Gemini, is in exaltation in Virgo and is in analogy with the arms, hands, nervous system. It represents tradesmen, lawyers, messengers; the age of Mercury goes from 8 or10 years old to about Temperament : Nervous. Mercury describes your relationships, your communication skills and the way you relate to the external world.
However, other astrological elements also influence these areas. The sign your Mercury occupies is significant only if Mercury is part of your planetary dominantes. In your chart, Mercury is in Pisces. You are connected to the world through your intuition. Contacts are established, and broken up, according to your sensitivity. Your perceptiveness is amazing.
You soak into your environment in order to grasp its subtle games and you feel that you know things without learning them. You assimilate them unconsciously and you very sharply pick up hints and unformulated thoughts. Some sort of sixth sense. Mercury is in the 1st House. For you, each new situation constitutes a field for experimentation. When you face something which is unknown, your first reaction is to discover, to learn, and to exchange information. The inquiring mind you display is remarkable and fully acknowledged.
Your entourage is amused or intrigued by the spontaneity and the mobility of your comportments. You find the whole world amazing, and anything new catches your attention. If Mercury is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Mercurian: the tradition points out the importance of communication. From idle but enriching chatters to observation gift, such a dominant endows you with a wide range of expression. Human beings have one thousand facets and one thousand masks they wear according to circumstances and the fortunes of the game of life.
You take the role of an observer who is avid for novelties, discoveries, and surprises. Everything catches your attention and becomes an opportunity for new encounters, relationships, and learning. The world amazes you, amuses you sometimes, and stimulates your curiosity. Because the most important thing is to discover, and because you consider that each new situation is packed with potentialities, you try to fill the gaps in your knowledge.
Although your open-mindedness may scatter your centres of interest, it also enables you to carefully avoid sticking to only one immutable and rigid view. The slightest sign enables you to perceive the other side of the coin, as well as the infinite complexity of people and of situations. On the human plane, you seek the dialogue and the information without which you know that you are not able to fully grasp the nature of your interlocutor. This keen interest in the Unknown sharpens your inter-relational skills.
All these qualities are traditionally associated with Mercury. Boastful, coward, and selfish character prone to exaggeration. Unless the natal chart clearly indicates that one has courage, high ideals, and strong will, one shows strength when there is no danger and hides away when the situation requires real bravery. Venus represents the way one loves, relationships, sharing, affectivity, seductive ability. For men, she also corresponds to the kind of woman he's attracted to but not especially in marriage which is more symbolized by the Moon, Venus is the lover and not the wife.
Her element is the Air, she is moist, rules Taurus and Libra, is in exaltation in Pisces and is in analogy with the kidneys, the venous system, the bladder, the neck. She represents the artists, tradesmen, occupations linked to beauty and charm; the age of Venus goes from 15 to about 25 years old. Temperament : Sanguine and Lymphatic. Venus describes your affective life. On the day of your birth, she is found in Aquarius. Your affectivity is expressed in an original form. You are sensitive to human matters and, at the same time, your need for independence prompts you to transform and to reinvent your sentimental life.
In love, your attitude may surprise and disconcert your partner. But your capacity to amaze is also part of your charm. Therefore, you are an idealist. It is fine, but are you able to forgive the shortcomings that are inherent to all relationships? You need to admire your beloved one and to feel that you are close to each other, at the same time friends and lovers, and that you form a whole. You do not accept imperfections in your couple and delusions that are part of lasting loves. You have to face it: an angel cannot be angelic each and every moment! Venus expresses her qualities through the values of the 1st House.
Your first reactions are affective or sensual. Before you start to think, to accept your interlocutor, or to keep your distance, you follow your dislikes or your infatuations, sometimes quite blindly. You discover the world, the others, and the unknown through your sensations, your instinctive desire, or your natural repulsions. Emotions precede reasoning.
The keywords of your personality are charm, seduction, and desire. If Venus is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Venusian: you are a sensual and emotional person particularly receptive to the natural likes and dislikes aroused by your contact with people.
You are prone to frequent instinctive aversions and true passions which are exclusively driven by the feeling of love. The heart has its reasons which Reason knows nothing of Your balance is based on the richness of your affective life. Without love, the Venusian is resourceless, lost, and deprived of any reason for living.
You have an obvious and strong will to charm and to arouse the attachments without which you cannot properly function. Every area of your life is thus marked by your affectivity. The danger is that you may "be taken in" by charm. In such cases, you would prefer to keep your emotions under better control. Thus, hyper-sensitivity has its own inconveniences.
Nevertheless, better than anyone else, you know how to play with feelings and attractions. Although you are sometimes caught in the traps of an over sensitive emotionalism, feelings remain your best assets in many circumstances. There is another aspect to the Venusian dominant. According to the Tradition, this planet rules the Arts, and you are endowed with some degree of artistic dispositions, ranging from good to excellent. Sociable, simple, and benevolent character. One achieves success and wealth in real estate, trade, or industrial companies.
Without ostentation, one enjoys a happy family life surrounded by numerous loyal and grateful friends. Mars represents the desire for action and physical energy, sexuality, strength. For a woman, Mars corresponds to the kind of man she's attracted to but not especially in marriage which is rather symbolized by the Sun, Mars is the lover, not the husband. Fire is its element, it is hot and dry, and it rules Aries and Scorpio along with Pluto , is in exaltation with Capricorn and is in analogy with the muscles and the spleen. It represents the soldiers, sportsmen, warriors, surgeons, blacksmiths Characterology : Emotive, Active, Primary type.
It is a Choleric. The planet Mars indicates how you react to life concrete stimulations. It also describes your fighting spirit, your abilities to stand for yourself and to take action. With Mars in Taurus, your will is strong and you are a very efficient person, persevering and tenacious. When you are prompted by your instinct to undertake any given step, no obstacle can put you off.
However, your reactions are not unconsidered: you thoroughly ponder over and over before taking action. But it is hard for you to let go. This planetary configuration endows you with an extraordinary steadfastness. The other side of the coin: tenacity may turn into stubbornness.
It is important that you control this strength and that you display more flexibility. With Mars in the 3rd house, relationships constitute a sort of confrontation and a dual experience. You try to turn communication into a tool for the development of your capacities to fight and to take action. Therefore, it is most likely that your reactions are very fierce when you deal with a new person or a new idea. You love, you hate, and you cross swords with reality. Your relationships with old acquaintances and new encounters are never devoid of ardour. You experience the world as a marvellous challenge.
If Mars is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Marsian: in your hand-to-hand struggle for life, you demonstrate an acute and active sense of confrontation with the world, with other people, and with your own destiny. You need to take action and to fight for your projects and your desires. You perceive all situations with deep intensity, and you react to the here and now without bothering to step back in order to ensure that events are under your control.
You take up challenges with excessive foolhardiness as a consequence of your impulsiveness. However, better than anyone else, you know how to mobilise your resources in case of crisis. You take action whenever it is necessary to do so, and you are present in a timely manner. With Mars, your attitudes are dictated by the realities of the moment, by your emotions, and by everything which proved to have worked in the past. When this dominant is not well integrated, it may bring about an aggressive or impulsive behaviour.
Therefore, you must learn to control your hyper-sensitivity and your fits of temper. You are also endowed with Marsian qualities: the fighting spirit and the taste for duel without which one may find oneself overwhelmed by events. When this willpower is well channelled, its precious energy enables to cope with all sorts of contingencies. There are a thousand ways to win, and a thousand challenges to take up with the enthusiasm and the dynamism which make life so worthy. A certain idea of life which is wild, passionate, and in tune with events. Cunning, envious, and conceited character.
One is evil-minded and uses unimportant details in order to harm people. But such gross malevolence is easily foiled and as a result, one harms oneself only. Slanders targeting relatives and friends bring about long-lasting estrangements. Jupiter represents expansion and power, benevolence, large vision and generosity.
Its element is Air, it is hot and moist, and it rules Sagittarius and Pisces along with Neptune , is in exaltation with Cancer and is in analogy with the hips and endocrinal system. It represents the governors, magistrates, professors, religious men too; the age of Jupiter goes from 50 to 55 or even 70 years old. Temperament : Sanguine. Characterology : Emotive, Active, Primary type; it is an extrovert Choleric. Actually the humid version of Mars, inclined to action like him. The planet Jupiter symbolizes expansion, broadness and generosity.
Jupiter is associated with the functions of synthesis, enthusiasm and optimism. In your natal chart, his house position is more important than his sign position because, like Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, he is a slow planet. Many people born in the same period have Jupiter in the same sign. This is the reason why the sign occupied here is less meaningful than when it is occupied by the so-called fast planets, i. Therefore, some caution is to be exercised as you read what follows.
Jupiter in Cancer is in the sign of his exaltation, which means that he is at great ease and he can express his essence more powerfully. He amplifies your emotions, your imagination and your optimism. You can be a good head of family or you develop a natural interest for matters linked to your home, your roots, your patrimony or that of your family. All your domestic affairs are protected.
With Jupiter in the 5th House, dedication is a vital need, or almost. Your personal fulfilment and social integration depend on your creativity, your education, and your affective life. You feel a strong desire to teach what you know, and to share your experience. Generosity constitutes the royal path to love, as well as the cause of your success. Your vocation is in positions related to theatre. As the Tradition has it, your playful nature may prompt you to believe, more or less, that you are lucky at gambling.
If Jupiter is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Jupiterian: because this planet brings about a keen interest in social and professional success, the Tradition considers it to be beneficial. Indeed, you know how to adjust to events and to jump at the chance when it arises.
The members of your entourage gladly entrust you with high responsibilities because they are often impressed by your learning skills and your adaptation abilities as you deal with new structures and new languages. What is the secret of your good star? It is your self-confidence which wins public support. Now, what is the secret of your charm? Definitely, enthusiasm, euphoria, and exaltation. Exaggeration also. When this dominant is well integrated, it is a factor of affluence and optimism, and a certain degree of joviality enables you to easily fit into various spheres.
It constitutes your main asset to manage your life. However, you must at times curb your desire for integration, lest your sense of opportunity turns into extreme opportunism. Here also, the key to success lies in a correct estimate of everyone's chances and possibilities. Although management is one of your forte, and you can adjust your objectives to current realities better than other people, you lack the hindsight which enables you to avoid short-term vagaries and daily fluctuations. If you strive too much to adapt, you run a risk of betraying yourself.
This is the other traditional side of the coin with "The Greater Benefic"! Intelligent, fickle, and fidgety character. One undertakes too many things at the same time and, in most cases, one succeeds in none. Journeys on water and across the seas may result in big losses. Stability and perseverance are a must. It is indispensable to carefully plan one's projects before implementing them. Otherwise, wishful thinking prevails, and one goes from one failure to another. Saturn represents concentration, effort, perseverance, time, the hard reality, inevitable consequences.
Earth is its element, it is cold and dry, and it rules Capricorn and Aquarius along with Uranus , is in exaltation in Libra and is in analogy with the bones skeleton and the skin. It represents the grandparents, old people, scientists, knowledgeable men, Saturn corresponds to old age; it goes from 70 years old until death. The planet Saturn symbolizes contraction, effort, time, limitation and concentration. Saturn eliminates anything that is not authentic, sooner or later.
It is impossible to cheat him as he gives an irresistible desire to form a coherent whole with oneself, in responsible and wise ways. He is the great purifier. He represents our limitations but also our truth. In your natal chart, the house position where Saturn is posited is more important than his sign position because, like Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, he is a slow planet. Many people born in the same period have Saturn in the same sign.
Saturn in Scorpio reinforces your resistance. Your demand for precision and your will to comprehend all things may make you seem a bit tough or harsh to your entourage. Because you are fond of precision, you are interested in exact sciences; your capacity to understand mysteries is strengthened.
You learn to control your instincts, even though it may be detrimental to your spontaneity. In your natal chart, Saturn is in the 9th House. Between conservative rigour and intolerance, as well as between seriousness and austerity, the line is very thin. You must not cross it. Then, your honesty can work wonders. Firstly, owing to your intellectual honesty, you do not fake your knowledge, and you do not compromise with truth. Secondly, owing to your moral integrity, you feel that it is essential that your relationships be transparent, sometimes at the cost of a few sacrifices.
In such a context, how is it possible to criticise you for any lack of flexibility? If Saturn is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Saturnian: you gladly leave to other people the decision to take life as it comes. As far as you are concerned, you prefer to take advantage of your experiences in order to discover, to grow, and to question yourself.
Tenacious, passionate, and agile character. Since one cannot bear any form of constraint, one is determined to struggle for freedom, one's own as well as that of other people. Youth is plagued by hardships, but the sufferings undergone in early life turn into a powerful spur to later become a brilliant champion of law and social reforms. One may also be an excellent acrobat. Uranus represents individual freedom, originality, independence, marginality, avant guard inspiration, ultra modernism. Fire is its element, it is dry, and it rules Aquarius, is in exaltation with Scorpio and is in analogy with the brain and the nerves.
Temperament : Nervous to the extreme. Characterology : Emotive, Active, Secondary type; it is a Passionate type. The planet Uranus symbolizes originality, independence and cerebral energy bursting suddenly. Uranus triggers the irresistible need for freedom that we have in ourselves. Uranus tends to break the constraints that have become unbearable and gives us the courage and the will to get rid of what has become a burden; when he is well aspected, he also indicates genius.
Many people born in the same period have Uranus in the same sign. The sign positions of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto have a collective meaning. In such cases, the activity of the slow planet is very highlighted. Uranus in Cancer tends to intellectualize your emotions and to detach you from affective considerations.
He may bring about sudden surprises and changes within your family or your home in several instances of your life. With Uranus in the 6th House, you try to have an innovative role within the world, and to come across as an original and slightly revolutionary person. Your function, at least the one you give yourself, consists in renewing and changing the nature of things, much more than standing there with folded arms when you face the fait accompli.
It is most likely that your social and professional missions are marked by unpredictable lightning bolts pertaining to the Uranian world. If Uranus is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Uranian: personal values are prevailing. Inner certainties fuel an inflexible will and a desire to call attention on yourself as well as to follow your beliefs through. This planet prompts you to behave with determination, to put forward your own truth, and to start your personal revolution. More than other people, you are willing to keep some degree of autonomy in all circumstances, and you often display an individualistic nature.
In order to achieve your ideal of freedom and independence, you may act like a despot as you try to convince and to impose your views, whether smoothly or forcefully. Regardless of the flexibility of your comportment, some situations demand an absolute firmness as well as uncompromising, frank and straightforward attitudes. People may criticise you for your intransigence and say that you are a hardliner. Outsider's opinions don't matter! The most important thing is that you act in all conscience and reach your primary objectives. More than anyone else, you know how to use your willpower and to focus your energy on a precise aim, relentlessly, whatever the consequences might be.