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Treeoflife0     Tree_of_Life,_MedievalExpert astrologers and people who wish to practice Astrology:

You may find my Planets page very useful for understanding the different planets and their qualities;

Also the Signs and Houses page, for practicing the ideas and qualities each house and sign represents;

And finally, my Sun, Moon and AC page, to refresh and obtain knowledge about those three important astrological points and their manifestations in the different various signs.

As for my other visitors – those who find astrology interesting, even fascinating, and who wish to understand this mysterious old knowledge:

Try starting here with one of my Astrology Articles  that explain some aspects in astrology you have probably heard of, most likely while trying to figure your own chart.

There is also the option of getting my Astrology Reading: it is not free but if you’re being troubled, concerned, worried or just curious, you might want to get some astrology support in making your decisions or gaining knowledge about yourself.

I wrote these pages in moments of great concentration with the purpose of creating a tool for myself to help me interpret charts with the highest accuracy possible and I’m sure other astrologers and astrology fans may find it useful, too. So for you, my readers, I present in the categories above some potent astrology tools for refining your astrological abilities.

Kabalic tools for Astrology are a different category from which you can gain some knowledge into Kabbalah and astrology, or kabalic understanding and interpretation of the world: For example, learning about the different Hebrew letters representing the 12 signs or reading about the meaning of the signs according to the 12 Jewish month and its holidays.

Aquarius own way

Aquarius is considered to be the most eccentric, weird, quirky and original of all signs. For many Aquarians it is hard to relate to Aquarius stereotypes: they portray a character which is hardly human. As an air sun myself i remembered having hard times finding myself in the Astrology descriptions of my sign; the same happened to one of my best friends, an Aquarius (also air sign). Astrologers usually talk about our brains and need to talk, communicate and transfer ideas, as if we were some kind of robots. Even lovely Libra, the third air sign of the zodiac, is being portrayed often in Astrology as a cold, calculated person.

But Aquarius definitely suffers from the worst public relations. In this post I would like to talk about Aquarius as a human, and try to explain their real traits that make them the unique people they are.

Aquarius people have data in their minds. They relate to the world through processing and consuming it in pieces of knowledge, information: data. it doesn’t mean Aquarius people don’t have feelings, it only means they treat and process their own feelings as another piece of information they have. that is why so often they might become overwhelmed by their own feeling, an episode that usually ends up with some alone-time.

This trait also causes them often to sound like they are sunk in details and can’t tell important and relevant data from pieces of information they have just collected along the way. It is a common thing talking to an Aquarius about a problem they have, having them sharing all of a sudden a fact that you totally don’t understand its relation to the subject. That is why they give the impression of being weird and eccentric -While in fact, they are having in front of them a lot of data, in a way that makes it hard to tell which one is relevant and which one is less relevant to the topic (that is why the get along so well with Geminis who tell them the facts apart from each other and take all the details into a nice structured logical story). This trait also makes them a very good advisers for others, where feelings are coming on the way of finding a solution for a problem and shouldn’t be taken into account.

For the same reason it is very hard for an Aquarius to make a decision. They can function bravely and admirably in a crisis but if they have time they will take it to consider the pros and cons of every situation, and to weigh all the tiny details that may affect their choice. That is also related to them being a Fixed Sign.

In a relationship, Aquarius people are as stubborn as notorious Taurus. They have their own way, which is usually the way that is best for everyone and for the greater good – and they won’t compromise it no matter what. Unlike Pisces, who also tend to see the general situation and outcome of their own private deeds and decisions, Aquarius are not flexible and won’t adjust themselves to changing circumstances. As a fix sign they tend to preserve things, relationships and even status quos and situations, and as an analytical, highly moral sign they know what is best for everyone.

Being so generalizing in their point of view, it is easier for them to move on where others might have stopped. That is how they find themselves in weird situations during their lives. They need to have friends who will accept and understand their unusual life experiences and ideas. friends ARE, ad astrologers usually emphasize, very important to Aquarius people.

 

 

 

Mars transits on 8th and 12th houses

Having Mars transiting your 8th or 12th natal house is not an easy period of time. the 8th and 12th are internal, intimate houses. Having Mars there is like having an elephant in a china store – mars shows its malefic side when entering any of these houses since naturally he is an energetic, external and aggressive planet, while these houses are delicate, receptive and passive.

Usually having Mars in either the 8th or 12th natal house indicates a sensitive time in which some deep fears, resentments, phobias, anxieties and intrigues arise.

The 8th house, being more partnership related, may arise fears and harsh feeling towards other significant people. Issues of trust are likely to harm the image of the other person and to interfere with otherwise smooth relationships. Self doubt is less likely here: the 8th house is about inner drive so with Mars here there might be a feeling of having no energy anymore. feeling drained or exhausted from life is likely with this transit.

The 12th house is more related to general phobias, depression and fears. A person with Mars transiting this house may feel overwhelmed by the world, may have problems communicating their feelings and sharing their fears therefore the result might be feeling isolated and alone. Sleeping problems and addictions may also be a cause for a more lasting depression when transiting Mars is in the natal 12th house.

These two houses are also connected to self strength so having Mars in any of them may result in feeling weak, helpless and hopeless. Mars in these houses tend to take energy instead of giving energy so the usual self strength, emotional ease, confidence in life that a person feels may turn into less favorable feelings.

Since mars transits a natal house for at least 2-3 month, the manifestation of its influence on the 8th or 12th house won’t be short and sharp. Instead, a sensation of isolation or mistrust will start build themselves from the moment Mars touches the cusp of the house.  later on there will be a period of building up all the negative emotions, dealing with them and learning how to handle them, to a point that usually when Mars left the house, the person feels a huge relief, but not sudden and surprising one – rather a feeling that they themselves learned how to rule their fears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Astrology

There are quite few common astrological combinations that are often found within families. They form an astrological structure as well as special relations between the family members. These family astrological combinations usually hold a karmatic meaning.

A ruling planet –

All family member will have, in this constelation, the same planet as a ruling or dominant planet in their charts. For example, an uranian family may have an aquarius dad, a mom with uranus as the ruling planet of her chart, one child with uranus on 1st house and one child with aquarius moon. The meaning is that this family was blessed with an uranian energy – they will be freedom loving people, keen to the new, considered somewhat weird as a family. Maybe they will have an unusual way of living, habits or relationships.

same sign kids –

Two, three or more children with same sun sign. The sunsign could be a telltale for the whole family energy: for example, taurus kids will indicate a country life and a tendency for foods: this family likes going on picnics, make food and eat, and induldge in the good life.

parent’s sun = child’s moon –

In this case, child will “take on” one of the parents’ sun sign and “embrace” it as his own moon sign. This kind of energy usually indicates a special connection between this parent and that child. Even if not shown, they may have a very strong understanding of each other and expresses each of other’s needs (unless other planets are opposing each other)

6-8 relationships –

With this constellation, a child’s sun sign would be placed on the 6th or 8th house from their parents sun sign. For example: a Capricorn parent with a Leo child or with a Gemini child. A Cancer parent with a Saggitarius or Aquarius child. And so on. This one considers to be a karmatic relationship, too: it usually forms a relationship in which both sides learn an important lesson about themselves thanks to the other.

What happens to Natal Chart when moving Abroad

Iy might be very surprising but Natal Chart changes along with its owner’s moving to other place than were born. When people move in the same neighborhood or even city, nothing really happens because coordinates remain the same as original ones.But when moving to another country, usually coordinates change in a way that an adjustment to the Natal Chart is needed.

How can a Natal Chart be changed?

Actually Natal Chart can not change. It remains the same throughout the whole life. But when moving, an adjustment to the Natal Chart has to be made so that a new chart is being drawn. this new chart won’t replace the old Natal one; it is only a new, additional chart to be taken into account when calculating personal transits and forecasts.

How to calculate your new Natal Chart

Calculating the new Natal Chart is easy. All you need to do is put the new coordinates instead of the old ones. If working with a making a chart program, just choose the new location instead of the old one. For example, I have moved from Israel to Snata Fe, NM so instead of putting Tel Aviv in the birth place field, I put Santa Fe.

You would also want to change your hour of birth. this is a bit more complicated – you need to substruct or add to the hour you were born in, according to the geographical relations between the place you had been born and the new place were you have moved to. For example, if time in Israel on my birth was 00:25 and I moved to Santa fe then i substract from my birth time 8 hours; because time gap between Israel and Santa Fe is -8. Make sure to take into account any saving time methods that were presence in your birth place during your birth.

How to read the new Natal Chart

Reading new Natal Chart is similar to reading the old chart, the original one, only here you read it in addition to the old one. usually the only thing that is being changed after the chart time ad place shift, is the Ascendant or AC (Rising Sign), and the position of planets in houses. That means that Any major or small planets aspecting you natal planets are still relevant when reading your own chart only now you also need to take into account any aspects being made to your new AC. Plus, since planets in houses have changed, the aspects affect also the new houses where plants are present, not only the old houes.

Vocations, Occupations, Institutions and Industries according to Planets, Signs and Houses

Aries and 1st House: Army (with Capricorn), Acrobatics, Start Up, Pioneering,

Taurus and 2nd House: Modelling, Business world, Gardening, Interior Design, Engineering, Dancing (with Leo and Pisces),

Gemini and 3rd House: Traveling Agencies, Teaching, Communication, Press, Marketing, Salesmen, Cars,  Architecture (with Capricorn), Elementary School, Tennis, Painting, Drawing, Piano Playing,

Cancer and 4th House: Social Work, Kindergarden,

Leo and 5th House: Stage, Theater, Dancing (with Pisces and Taurus), Nightlife, Business World,

Virgo and 6th House: Editing, Literature,

Scorpio and 8th House: BDSM, Investigations, Mines, Tourism,

Sagittarius and 9th House: Advertisement, Publishing, Racing, Sports, Football, Team sports, Universities and Academia,

Capricorn and 10th House: Business world, Soil and Earth industries, ground research, Architecture (with Gemini), Cosmetics (with Pisces), Army (with Aries)

Aquarius and 11th House: Science, Community, Volunteering and Volunteering organizations, Research, Internet, Astrology,

Pisces and 12th House: Fashion world and Design, Cosmetics (with Capricorn), Film and movies, Religion, Health and care, Hospitals, Jail, Poetry,

Astrology and Kabbalah

Hebrew alphabet is represented in the Kabbalah Tree of Life, which also represents the Astrology Signs and Planets.

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the sephirot themselves are represented by the planets:

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Kether (crown) – Uranus

Chokmah (wisdom) – Neptune

Binah (understanding) – Saturn

Chesed (mercy) – Jupiter

Geburah (strength, courage) – Mars

Tipharet (beauty) – Sun

Netzach (victory, eternity) – Venus

Hod (splendor) – Mercury

Yesod (the foundation) – Moon

Malkuth (the kingdom) – Earth

and the paths between the sephirot, that are connected to the signs:

Netzach-Malkuth is ק and Pisces (dagim דגים)

Netzach- Yesod is צ and Aries (tale טלה)

Hod-Tipharet is ע and Capricorn (gedi גדי)

Geburah-Chesed is ט and Leo (arie אריה)

Binah-Tipharet is ז and Gemini (te’omim תאומים)

Chokmah-Tipharet is ה and Aquarius (deli דלי)

Tipharet-Chesed is י and Virgo (betula בתולה)

Tipharet-Netzach is נ ans Scorpio (akrav עקרב)

Chokmah-Chesed is ו and Taurus (shor שור)

Binah-Geburah is ח and Cancer (sartan סרטן)

Tipharet-Geburah is ל and Libra (mozna’im מאזנים)

Also, the Sephirot are related to the different Signs qualities: Mutable, Fixed and Cardinal.

Netzach (Victory & eternity) is for fixed signs: Taurus, Aquarius, Scorpio and Leo. Its planet is Venus.

Hod (highness), Yesod (element) & Malchut (kingship) are for mutable signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.

Baphomet, Behemoth, Capricorn and traffic to my astrology blog

A long time ago I used to do SEO for living and I maintained a blog. That was how I started to kind of like the hectic vibes of the web. I’m also an Aquarius moon with Aries rising so it’s reasonable for me, astrologically, to relate to such an intense virtual surrounding. Anyways, with this new astrology blog, I have now a good reason to go back to my old SEO habits. These, for those of you who are not maintaining a blog or a website, are:

1. Checking your stats every 5 hours – to see how much traffic you have on your site and where do they all come from, wondering where do all astrology fans hang out online.

2. Checking the inlinks to your site and try to figure why all the other links you have worked on were ignored by Google.

3. Generally, spending much more time than reasonable trying to understand Google, taken it is not a real person that you like.

4. Trying to make up astrology content, more content and some more astrology content, using your everyday experiences with astrology and doing readings atc.,  cause Content is the king.

5. Creating banners to make the content look less boring

6. and so on.

But the idea of this post was to tell you guys what people search for when they find my blog on the web and click it, cause that was a weird discovery. Turns out, that my astrology blog is mainly identified with Capricorn, according to Google. The most common terms people look up when they get to my blog are Capricorn and Saturn related terms, such as Capricorn in 7th house, Saturn in Scorpio (have no idea why, I have never written anything about Capricorn in scorpio) – but also Bephomet. Apparently there is such a thing and you can even find it in my blog. So what is Baphomet? according to the Hebrew Wikipedia it is a goat-like creature and another name for the devil, which is probably a misspelling of prophet Muhammad name. I tried to pronounce Baphomet and Muhammad and to be honest it doesn’t sound quite the same so i came up with another theory: it came from Behemoth. To those of you who are still with me now, things are getting complicated and the plot thickens… Capricorn is related to Bephomet because of a weird historical circumstances that linked between this name and a 19th century drawing of a goat-like creature, made by Eliphas Levi, a french occultist, which is a mystical character by himself.

As some of you may have noticed, the symbol in which Levi had drawn himself is the Magen David, which was confused and still is sometimes with the symbol I use as my blog logo. The name of the picture of my logo is bephomet or baphomet, and that is why people get to my blog when searching this term. The link that I came up with, between Baphomet and Behemoth, is based on similar historical circumstances that connected between Satan, the Devil and Behemoth,which is a biblical name for hippo, mentioned in Job 40. Some external books and other sources have connected between the creature mentioned in Job 40 and some capricorn-like creature related to occultism and paganic Satan worship. That is why I believe Baphomet or Bephomet and Behemoth are actually the same thing.

And what is the connection between Capricorn and all that? well, remind you that signs were created in middle ages, by marginal groups such as Islamic and Jews in Europe. Historically, it was a time of lots of pagan activity and flourish of pagan mysticism and occultism, made also by marginal, though other, groups. The result is a mix up between symbols, names and meanings. Astrology, of all occult practices, have survived and with it the symbol of the goat which is half a fish half a goat, certainly a mythical creature.

I guess drawing a chart for my blog could have solved all the mystery and show the Capricornian influences it has…  those that show themselves in hidden ways. actually Im going to check this thing right now and come back later with some updates.

More of the Moon / Cancer / 4th house and Uranus / Aquarius / 11th house Feminist connection

Continuing my investigations into the connections between dominant feminist figures and relations in their natal charts between Moon / Cancer / 4th house and Uranus / Aquarius / 11th house, here are some additional examples:

Andrea Dworkin – known for her struggles against pornography back in the 80s, Dworkin has a triangle between AC in Aquarius, Uranus in 4th house and Moon.

Judith Butler – a Yod structure between IC in Cancer, Mercury in Aquarius and ruler of 11th house  (pointing at the IC). Those of you who read her performativity theory and familiar with her background can see the connection: the idea for her theory was taken from family structures she became aware of as a child (IC in Cancer). this turned into a great mind-changing writing (Mercury in Aquarius in 11th house)

Emma Goldman – the feminist anarchist has Sun in Cancer, Uranus, ruler of 4th house, in Cancer conjuncting Venus, both quincunx Moon in Aquarius.

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Gertrude Stein – Sun in Aquarius Conjuncting Mercury, ruler of 4th house, both opposing Uranus.

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Valerie Solanas – known mostly for her SCUM manifest, Solanas has Uranus, ruler of 11th house, in 4th house in Cancer, trines Moon, ruler of 4th.

Eve Kosovski Sedgwick – Venus, ruler of both 4th and 11th houses, trines Moon.

Emma Watson – the youngest celebrity feminist got Mars in Aquarius, sextiles Moon in the cusp of the 4th house and also sextiles sun, ruler of 11th house.

Rihanna – representing the new kind of feminism, which manifests itself through actions more then through words, Rihanna has Mercury in Aquarius sextiles Moon in 11th house.

Malala Yousafzai – the 17 year old peace Nobel prize winner, known for her feminist struggles and agenda, has Cancer Sun quincunx Jupiter in Aquarius, and Uranus in Aquarius trines Moon, opposing ruler of 11th house.

Betty Friedan – a true feminist: Sun, Moon, Aquarius and Cancer relations in chart

As part of my constant theory making efforts I came up with a new one that presumes a solid link between feminist activism and Aquarius / 11th house / Uranus and Cancer / 4th house / Moon relations in natal chart. I know for sure of two true manifestations of this alleged link, therefore I have decided to do an in-depth investigation into the subject.

And this time: Betty Friedan

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Friedan was born in 1921 and is known mainly because of “the problem that has no name“: an Iconic text published in the 60′ enlightening the social gender phenomena of the frustration homemades experience due to lack of self fulfillment. The text provides a feminist perspective on a sociological, gender and status related issue: the societal expectation from women to take care of their homes, children and husband while neglecting their own wishes and desires.

this text is included in every introduction class, seminar or anthology to Feminism and Gender academic studies, and is mentioned in Sociology and Psychology too as an important document of social sciences.

Betty Friedan Natal Chart

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Sun in Aquarius, and Mercury too. Moon in first house, opposing Neptune in Cancer. Uranus on 2rd house – indeed, she used her rebelliousness as a resource and it was a life value for her, too.

Sun, Moon, Aquarius and Cancer relations

In a natal chart, the sun and the moon shows the essence of the person. The moon is cardinal, like Cancer, while sun is fixed, like Leo or Aquarius. The combination of the moon and the sun motivates the person to manifest their main core in the world. THIS combination IS their main core.

When having influence on both planets, sun and moon, from signs such as Cancer and Aquarius, what would be the outcome? in many senses, these signs are contradicting each other: Cancer is personal, intimate, private, introvert, emotional – while Aquarius is for the sake of the whole, extrovert, general and rational. Cancer is all about the past and Aquarius is all about the future. Cancer focus is on emotions and people, Aquarius focus is on causes and groups. and so on.

The common ground they both share is the search of belonging. while cancer belongs to family, Aquarius belongs to community. They both barriers, too: Cancer is the preservative of the zodiac, preserving family values and bearing memories for intimate relationships; Aquarius is the barrier of the new: new causes and new structures and forms for the whole community. The combination, therefore, is a very interesting and rebellious one: the most intimate structures are being smashed and transformed into new more general structures. The private is being found in the public. The personal becoming the political.

The personal is political was a slogan of second wave feminism from the late 60s. It is an essential part of feminism thinking. It is being represented in the combinations of Aquarius / 11th house / Uranus with Cancer / 4th house / Moon. It is not surprising therefor to find it in the chart of an influential feminism activist and theoretician.

A Time for Everything, by the 12 zodiac signs

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A great book of mine, about the Hebrew astrology and kabbalah, written by Miriam Binyamini and Yonadav Kaploun, is suggesting a very nice link between the biblical idea of Time for Everything, brought on Ecclesiastes 3, and the 12 signs.

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(book can be seen and bought here).

The text from Ecclesiastes 3, for those of you who forgot, goes like this:

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

And in Hebrew:

א לַכֹּל, זְמָן; וְעֵת לְכָל-חֵפֶץ, תַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם.
ב        עֵת לָלֶדֶת,        וְעֵת לָמוּת;
עֵת לָטַעַת,        וְעֵת לַעֲקוֹר נָטוּעַ.
ג        עֵת לַהֲרוֹג        וְעֵת לִרְפּוֹא,
עֵת לִפְרוֹץ        וְעֵת לִבְנוֹת.
ד        עֵת לִבְכּוֹת          וְעֵת לִשְׂחוֹק,
עֵת סְפוֹד         וְעֵת רְקוֹד.
ה        עֵת לְהַשְׁלִיךְ אֲבָנִים,        וְעֵת כְּנוֹס אֲבָנִים;
עֵת לַחֲבוֹק,         וְעֵת לִרְחֹק מֵחַבֵּק.
ו        עֵת לְבַקֵּשׁ         וְעֵת לְאַבֵּד,
עֵת לִשְׁמוֹר        וְעֵת לְהַשְׁלִיךְ.
ז        עֵת לִקְרוֹעַ        וְעֵת לִתְפּוֹר,
עֵת לַחֲשׁוֹת        וְעֵת לְדַבֵּר.
ח        עֵת לֶאֱהֹב         וְעֵת לִשְׂנֹא,
עֵת מִלְחָמָה        וְעֵת שָׁלוֹם.

According to Binyamini & Kaploun, each sign’s notion of salvation is being expressed in these lines, like this (illustrations are mine):

ARI

  Aries is linked to a time to kill and a time to healtwo of its most dominant abilities, the violent of killing and the leading qualities plus the physical manifestation suggested in healing.

TAU

Taurus is linked to a time for war and a time for peace – being on one hand the peacefull creature he is and on the other, having the ability to persist and fight on what’s theirs. This “time for” is also connected to time, another great asset of Taurus, and the understanding that THINGS TAKE TIME.

GEM

Gemini is being represented in a time to be silent and a time to speak, having their endless need to speak and exchange information. In this context, the writers mention the idea of two different redeemers – messiah Ben Yossef and messiah Ben David, as the duality of the Gemini sign.

CAN

Cancer, with their strong emotions, is linked to a time to weep and a time to laugh, while exemplifying  a personal and emotional perspective of the salvation and the time being until it arrives.

LEO

Leo is represented in a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing – because of their warm heart, their embracing of the outer world with authority and guidance and their sometimes lack of perspective. Leo is HEART and a hug is close to the heart.

VIR

Virgo’s time is a time to tear and a time to mend, having both sides: the stressful and skeptical side, being responsible for a time to tear; and a simple belief with knowing-what-is-the-right-thing-to-do side, being responsible for a time to mend.

LIB

Libra is a time to love and a time to hate, as simple as that but also as complicated as that: Libra hates hate and quarrel and loves love and peace. but with their balanced nature and sense of justice they know there are love times but also hate times  and that the one can’t live without the other. 

SCOR

Transformative Scorpio’s sentence is off course a time to be born and a time to die. not only transformative processes of birth and death are it’s realm, but also the idea of resurrection that is expected with the coming of the messiah, is a Scorpio idea.  The mystical elimination of boundaries between the leaving and the dead, connected to salvation, is a completely scorpion idea.

From now on, things become a bit complicated with the last 4 signs:

SAG

The Sagittarius time is  a time to search and a time to give up – due to the Sagittarian constant search of truth, of new ideas and new horizons and experiences – but also due to it’s lack of attachment to matter, in a way that implies loss, giving up.

CAP

Capricorn is related to a time to tear down and a time to build because of its connections to the ground, earth and soil – not just as an earth sign but also as a cardinal sign that translates ideas into actions.  Time to tear down and time to build also manifests the relations Capricorn has to structure – they shape it and help to build it, but also to break it in order to build a better one.

AQU

Aquarius is somewhat like Capricorn, with a time to plant and a time to uproot – only this sign is doing a much more fundamental job when destroying an element: it will uproot it, cause a total destruction, and plant a new seed of the new.

PIS

and last one, Pisces, is connected to a time to mourn and a time to dance due to its extraordinary ability of mood changes, caused by its remarkable ability to absorb its surroundings. Pisces is prone both to an extreme, ecstatic, happiness and to a deep, black gooey sorrow.