Your Future: Unbridled Joy

Do you believe in horoscope readings? I am not sure I do, but I make sure to check mine out every day in the paper—and I never ignore them when they are in my magazines. I am fortunate in that I am on the cusp of Aries and Taurus, so I generally read both, and depending on my state of mind pick the one that seems to apply (or that I want to apply) for that day, week, or month.

For the month of June I have chosen to be an Aries—at least for the horoscope that appears in Chatelaine Magazine. Aries is much more to my liking and follows my tendencies a little closer, plus its financial forecast is better. Aries is the sign for people born between March 21 and April 19th. Taurus (the bull—which perfectly describes me in a china shop) represents those born April 20th to May 20th. But if you are on the cusp, (I was born on April21st) you have a few days leeway—and this is where I take the opportunity to pick and choose.

For June, the Taurus forecast (made by Barbara Y. Hindley) is a bit of a downer. It states: “Money matters come into full view at the June 2nd full moon as you realize what is and is not working budget-wise. A new financial obligation could put a crimp in your spending style, or you may find that you haven’t budgeted enough to have fun. (bummer) You can now find a balance that fits you. (no lunches with friends and no magazines?) Image enhancing Venus dresses up your domestic zone from the 5th onward, making this a fabulous time to beautify your environment. Even adding new colourful throw pillows can satisfy that urge to make things feel fresh.” It also advises to mark “the 12th and 13th as five-star days.”

So, in a nutshell, June is going to be fun-free, with the only bonus being a throw pillow or two? Now read the Aries predictions and tell me if you were on the cusp that you would not chose to be a ram for the month. It starts out well, has a good middle, and ends well—in contrast to Taurus which started out dismal and went downhill from there, unless of course you are in the market for a throw pillow (or two).

The Aries reading is more to my taste—see what you think: “Feisty (anything that starts with feisty has to be good) Mars in your communication sector (I have a sector—cool) gives you the ability to express yourself with enthusiasm (read: unbridled joy) and confidence. It’s a fabulous (Barb likes this word obviously as it is in both readings) time to give a talk, take meetings or rally the troops. New opportunities to do with writing projects (yay!) public speaking (boo!) teaching or studying are offered. Happily, a dispute or miscommunication (we all have ’em) with a sibling or family member should be on its way to a quick resolution once Mercury moves forward on the 11th. Joyful Jupiter and romantic Venus align with your sign adding a little extra sparkle to your social life (I like sparkle). Be sure your wardrobe is up to snuff as there may be something special to celebrate closer to month’s end” (and who doesn’t love a celebration?). For Aries, the five star days are the 10th and 11th.

So what am I going to do with this information? If I were smart I would probably take heed of the Taurus predictions and enhance my budgeting skills. But for the most part I am ready to be an Aries for the month—with the promise of unbridled joy, new writing projects, joyful Jupiter, sparkle, a resolution and a celebration.

Astrology is like the icing on the cake. It adds a little pizazz to life and embellishes reality. Though I may not take it seriously, I do give it its due by reading the forecasts daily, and take them to heart for at least as long as it takes me to scan them. Perhaps belief is too far a step for me, but as PK. Shaw (noted for her quotations on desk calendars) said: “So few people admit to belief in astrology, but I am yet to meet anyone who doesn’t know their star sign.”

But the quote that I think may convince me to believe is by none other than J.P. (John Pierpont) Morgan, dead banker extraordinaire, who stated: “Millionaires don’t use Astrology, billionaires do.”

Where do you stand on astrology. And, are you on the cusp?

Published in: on June 2, 2015 at 1:13 am  Comments (16)  

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  1. Ha funny! I hate the name of my ‘sign’ Cancer! Horrible intonations… It’s so true…it seems no matter who you ask they do know their sign.. I don’t really believe them… except when it says something I like… UNTIL it doesn’t happen that I come into that unexpected fortune that I was supposed to… One good thing about them is that there is someone who is employed and getting a paycheck for ‘giving’ us all that information… Diane

  2. Aries too, as you know….feisty eh? I like that! Astrology is fun, and who wouldn’t want unbridled joy?

  3. I like reading them but don’t put much stock in them that’s for sure

  4. Going with the positive – I like your attitude :). I’m a cancer and much of what they say about cancers does apply to me. However, as for monthly horoscopes, I’ll take it if it’s good and leave it if it’s bad LOL.

  5. I’m a Pisces myself but I like the unbridled joy one for June so I say go for it! I read mine daily as well just to see what it says. ♥

  6. I do read mine.. It’s fun, right?

  7. I admit to scoffing whenever I hear about astrological ‘experts’ and their predictions for the future but in terms of how well I match my sign, I’ve found that I’m a pretty classic Scorpio. Being on the cusp of two signs gives you double the reward I think and if anyone accuses you of not being consistent, you can just point out that you’re positioned under two signs. 😉

  8. I am a Taurus and seem to possess many of the described Taurean qualities. That June horoscope doesn’t sound fun so I’m going to ignore that one. Besides, I added some new throw pillows last month. (smile). I’m not sure I believe them, but they are fun and if they are good, I may begin thinking toward that way so in that respect, they are “true,” aren’t they? Hope you are wonderful Lou.

  9. I’m in the opposite camp to you on this one! I studiously avoid horoscopes wherever they appear.

  10. Not sure where I stand. I think a lot of what is presented is quite general. Several years ago when I used to work at a manufacturing plant – we’d all read each other our horoscopes from the paper. We’d make it fun by reading it dramatically & adding our own tid-bits. We would do this every day for our breaks. It was fun!

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