Have you ever noticed that folks at the beginning or end of a zodiac sign express their sign with a different flavor? The days right at the transition of a sign are called “cusps” and while not all astrologers agree that the cusps are real (some say that your sign is your sign, period, regardless of the day) it’s undeniable that those clustered within the cusp days seem to have their own unique quality.
They may not be your typical Scorpio, for example if they’re born on the Libra or Sagittarius cusp, the Libran cusp being more diplomatic and intellectual, and the Sagittarian side more fiery and independent. They are still at the core a Scorpio, but with a twist, you could say. So what if you’re dating or crushing on one of the mysterious cusp types? Let’s take a look at how they do as mates and lovers.
Pisces-Aries (March 18th – 22nd)
Ooh, fire + water = steam! Pisces and Aries are two of the most different signs in the entire zodiac, so this cusp blends the extreme sensitivity of the fish with the powerful courage of the ram. This makes for an exciting and somewhat unpredictable lover. What they lack in reliability can be made up by being creative and visionary.
This cusp is definitely a sexy one!
Their partners may find them complex or even a bit selfish, but the appeal of their uniqueness helps to balance that out.
You can win the heart of someone on this cusp by being both vulnerable and courageous. Either take the lead or be highly adaptable, but never just stagnate in the middle, or complain about circumstances with these cusp folks. Romantic gestures are treasured!
Aries-Taurus (April 17th – 21st)
Chalk it up to the blending Taurean sensuality with Aries boldness, but natives of this cusp are not shy about going after the object of their lust, no matter the odds. They are also the most likely of all the cusps to be attracted to people who are already taken! Or unavailable for some other reason. Continue reading →
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert
I remember when I was in my 20’s and still held onto the misconceived romantic notion of a “soul mate.”
You know the one: one day you will meet the man or woman of your dreams and they will fix all of your broken pieces, thereby making you complete. That concept is wildly inaccurate, in regards to what an actual soul mate really is- a mirror.
When we believe there is another person who can make us whole, we are ineffectually calling ourselves “incomplete,” and we are anything but that. We have the power within ourselves to achieve that oneness; we really mustn’t try to find the answers to our problems in another.
By thinking we are only halves meant to become whole, we are in fact searching for others who see themselves as halves as well. But what does this accomplish? If you feel like a shattered spirit, then you probably attract the same .
For some, reading people accurately is a gift they already possess. For others, it is something that needs a fair amount of fine-tuning. Several factors contribute to our perception of others, and knowing the cause for our distorted readings, will undoubtedly assist in making them more precise in the future.
Emotional intelligence is something which we grew up learning to strengthen, or to stunt. If you were told not to cry as a child, or taught to negate your own emotions with responses like “I’m fine,” you are prone to be less receptive to others’ emotional state than someone who grew up discussing their feelings.
David Caruso, PhD, a well-known psychologist, Assistant to the Dean at Yale University, and co-author of the Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test, says being taught to hide the very thing which makes us human can have disastrous effects later-on in our adult life.
The things we consider day-to-day activities can also affect our ability to accurately read others. A recent study published in Computers in Human Behavior explains what happens when we remove screen-based media and communication devices from our lives and replace them with physical, and personal connections instead: Continue reading →
This morning, I find myself contemplating some really big concepts and trying to wrestle and wrangle how things are supposed to fit together properly…
It only makes sense that our supreme form beyond the physical is both a combination of Male and Female energy, in complete union with each other, able to ebb and flow freely with each other in a dance of cosmic light.
And while this concept may seem airy fairy, let me bring it down to the earth and make it physical.
I see relationships failing everywhere I look. It has got to the point where I am truly coming to recognition with the state of the world, there are not many lasting relationship that happen beyond the borders of “Partner and Lover”, that realm of intimacy where two souls collide and become one.
Typically, the most stable relationships that are formed are in the realms of the casual: “Brother, Sister, Mother, Father, Daughter and Son”. When I say those, I mean them more as descriptions of the energy. Two best friends could have a real brotherly energy without needing to be brothers. Sometimes you might find a mentor and the two of you have a healthy parent-sibling relationship without actually being genetically related.
So when two come together to be partners and they do cross into that realm of intimacy, it seems to me like there is a chaotic struggle that happens in the root chakra at some point. You see, this is a shared intimacy with another being that is shared at the root: The base foundational level of existence.
Today we have a special Valentine edition Freedom interview for you with our good friend Vanessa Cuccia. You may have seen her around in Patch Parables as ShePatch. She generously gave us some of her time to talk about Panic and Anxiety in regards to relationships, intimacy, and creating that special connection that we all really want.
Lets face it, most of us suffer from some fear of intimacy. We fill our heads with “I’m not sure she’ll like me” and “Did he actually mean what he said?” and “What if it ends terribly!”… It’s sometimes hard to remember that most of the things we regret in life are the ones we didn’t have the courage to do.
So we invited Vanessa to talk about intimacy, relationships, and we got a lot more than that. Vanessa is a courageous and inspiring soul, an incredibly talented musician, and speaks about creation from inspiration in all aspects of life.
Oh, and we have some REALLY exciting news! On Wednesday & Thursday, Feb 20th & 21st we are launching the FULL Panic to Freedom online program!
We’re still working very hard this week, and have some more awesome interviews on the editing table, but we wanted to let you know that for the first day only, the 20th, we are going to do something very special.