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Were You Born Today? Your Are A Sagittarius

If you were born October 24 — November 23 — December 21, you are a Sagittarius!

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Sagittarius is the half-human half-horse archer with his arrow aimed directly at the physical or mental object of his attention. In myth, this creature was the ­centaur Cheiron who, sired by Zeus, the king of heaven, became the tutor of Jason, Achilles and Aeneas.

The archer is also celebrated as a great physician, intellect and psychic. Within the realm of both physical and mental power, the archer is second to none. Take the ­mental power of Gemini and combine it with the lusty ­passions of Scorpio and you have Sagittarius. Versatile? Very! He or she can hold several jobs, manage ­a number of projects, take vigorous exercise, and still retain a curious, almost scientific approach to life.

While the archer is in constant search of something, that thing need not be a corporeal item. ­Sagittarians are always looking for the reason why, the motivation, the driving action and the intellectual force behind an act. Above all, this sign seeks personal freedom. Without it the archer cannot foresee, act, understand, or create. This sign moves through life as if on a quest, wild and untamed in youth, wise and giving in age. Sagittarians occupy a unique position in the zodiac, able to both feel and understand the pulse of the most powerful currents of life.

Romance? The archer’s arrow hits others like Cupid’s dart.  Read more details about Sagittarius in our “East Meets West” book series.

The images you see in this post, and on all our posts about the day you were born feature artwork commissioned exclusively for East meets West. Read about the artists and visit our Shop if you would like to purchase art prints, books or other items featuring our beautiful paintings.

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Check our calculator to find your Combined Eastern Animal and Western Zodiac sign to see how your Eastern animal sign combines with your Western sign to create your unique personality. You won’t get a better insight into what makes you who you truly are. And find your significant other, family and friends. You will be surprised how their combined personalities complement your own!

Discover More About Your Combined Western and Eastern Signs in our book series.

Were You Born October 24 — November 23? Your Are A Scorpio!

If you were born October 24 — November 23, you are a Scorpio!

Scorpio as Yin YangWhich one of the Western zodiac signs has the most power? A case could be made that the Scorpio does. There is no more intense or ­ impassioned Sun sign. These people are instantly recognizable — insistent, ­ discerning, subtle, and obstinate. Every emotional current flows in them and each are characterized by the desire to live life to its fullest.

Sex has to be discussed early in their profile because Scorpio is driven to find satisfaction and will never rest or be at peace without it. In love, Scorpio is possessive and demanding and will go to any length to secure the object of its desire. Astrologers say the deepest sexual twists and turns lie dormant in this psyche. Yet, to dwell on sex alone is to miss the scope of their character. The Scorpio is passionate in all aspects: politics, art, work, ­relationships, religion.All these are addressed with the utmost intensity.

There are persons that fear those whose Sun sign is in Scorpio. Rightly so, because when he or she go wrong, it is in the most dangerous and deadly directions. What reasons miti­gate the scorpion’s great power, passion and potential for deadly control? Look at the time of their birth and you will find the answer. It is Scorpio’s reign that brings the chill of winter to the earth. Vegetation begins to die and the earth prepares for its yearly rest. This great change both shapes and colors the earth in the most ­dramatic way. Within Scorpio is the deepest of earthly secrets — transformation. Every subject of this sign understands life’s pause and deep rest, the abrupt change from plenty to the fallow and barren. Extraordinary people (there are many in this sign), know they have the power to transform anything, using something hidden within their deepest natures.

What does Scorpio like to do? Read more details about Scorpio in our “East Meets West” book series.

The images you see in this post, and on all our posts about the day you were born feature artwork commissioned exclusively for East meets West. Read about the artists and visit our Shop if you would like to purchase art prints, books or other items featuring our beautiful paintings.

Sign up for our newsletter to see stay up to date with our posts! It’s easy, just submit the form at the bottom of the page – we just need your name and email address.

Check our calculator to find your Combined Eastern Animal and Western Zodiac sign to see how your Eastern animal sign combines with your Western sign to create your unique personality. You won’t get a better insight into what makes you who you truly are. And find your significant other, family and friends. You will be surprised how their combined personalities complement your own!

Discover More About Your Combined Western and Eastern Signs in our book series.

Were You Born September 24 — October 23? Your Are A Libra!

If  you were born September 24 — October 23, you are a Libra!Libra

The most balanced personality, the power of unearthly charm and easygoing stick-to-it-iveness, combined with a deep need to please others, that must describe Libra! Refined, meticulous and thoughtful, yet able to chart a steady course and reach their goals, the Libran is soft, ­likable, yet ­curiously sturdy and resilient.

Maddeningly, he or she can also be indecisive, unable to face confrontation, and so dependent on love as to lose themselves and to be controlled or used by unscrupulous mates and ­children. Above all else, this sign needs trustworthy, symbiotic ­relationships, ones in which order and harmony ­prevail.

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You Are A Virgo!

If you were born August 24 — September 23,  you are a Virgo!

The western astrology sign of VirgoZeus, that rascal king of the gods, fell in love with and pursued the titaness, ­Themis. They had a daughter, Virgo, so wise and so able that she was made goddess of justice and reigned over the earth during its golden age of female rule. This was a ­glorious and peaceful time and Virgo was renowned for her wisdom, compassion, and her modest demeanor. She got the job done without a flurry of fuss and bother, which quickly came to anger the men of the earth. They rose in concert against her and spoiled her quiet leadership. Furious at the affront, Virgo abandoned the earth and was installed in the heavens, where her great goodness could shine, fully appreciated. Read More →

Were You Born June 24 — August 23? Your Are A Leo!

If you were born June 24 — August 23,  you are a Leo!

In Western legend, the lion is the apex symbol of power — the king of the beasts, so strong and so brave that it took Hercules to destroy him. Their battle was so close that even when defeated, Zeus felt he must honor the lion with a prominent place in the night skies.

The Western Zodiac sign of LeoLeo is the zodiac’s sunshine, full of honest-hearted charm and golden warmth. Bound to be bossy, rich in ­opinions, and in definite need of a kingdom to rule, he or she still always make a good worker, a good colleague, and friend. A bit dramatic, given to flair in manner, dress and causes, this feline turns monarch at the drop of the hat. There is something regal in this sign, approachable and openly friendly, yet still very much a ruler. Step on the lion’s tail and be prepared for an outraged roar. The lion does not tolerate impertinence and will never forgive disrespect.

But, give Leo the opportunity to shine, and what a show-off develops! When happy, fulfilled and appreciated, there is no more dedicated a professional. Leo is one zodiac Sun sign that needs to work. They have a hard time pushing away from the desk, shutting down the glory and going home.

Where does that leave love and marriage? Rocky business for the king and queen of the jungle, because both have the cat’s love for strategy, manipulation, and the ­sudden pounce. Leo has the reputation for colorful love affairs and turbulent marriages. The need to be perpetually in charge does not always promote intimacy, and the incessant game playing for control seldom, if ever, encourages commitment.

Should the lion avoid marriage? Most astrologers say the one crucial ingredient for success in love is respect. Leo must admire and value, even a little slavishly, his or her mate. With a second-best partner the relationship is doomed. What’s true for marriage is also true for friends, bosses, and employees. The weak and whining can never engage the attention and respect of this king or queen. Those unfortunates are much better advised to move on, for if they don’t, Leo will.

As for children, it’s heaven or hell. Those with determination, sunny dispositions, and robust wills get feline approval. The sensitive, timid and inward can suffer. Astrologers say that Leo is one Sun sign which should carefully consider the rigors of parenthood. It will take his/her full determination to listen, encourage and refrain from bullying offspring.

Once again, as with most of the zodiac signs, the right situation makes for true fulfillment. Leos have a knack for getting on in life, for enjoying competition and making it work for them. Loyalty is one of their virtues, as is basic decency, a clear-sighted quest for equality, and a desire to display it. Leos desperately need to share of themselves in a kind and loving way. As long as they can wear the crown and be undisturbed in their reign, lions make a wonderful and delightful personality.

Were You Born June 22 — July 23? Your Sign Is Cancer!

If you were born June 22 — July 23,  you are a Cancer!

If complication in zodiac signs means opposing viewpoints at work in the same personality, then Cancer is truly a thorny person. After all, Cancer is the crab. Crabs move side to side as well as front to back, living both in the water and out of it and, in spite of a generally pacific stance, can be viciously aggressive when provoked. This is, without a doubt, one of the most complex of the Sun signs; understanding them is often difficult. Depth is a keyword for Cancer. Think of the ocean with thermal layer upon thermal layer, each a different temperature and each surging in a different direction. Then you may be able to imagine the Cancer mind!

It can be said that the first three Sun signs, Aries (fire), Taurus (earth), and Gemini (air), are rather simple, having traits that flow around a few central points, ­making them personalities who are easy to read and understand. Cancer, however, represents the solar calendar’s first complex, emotionally rich personality. His or her feelings are everything — powerful and consuming — the whole world must stop while these feelings are experienced, ­discussed, ­and reworked.

Curiously though, Cancer never really wants to ­discuss your feelings. In fact, the expression of your feelings can be rather a nuisance in conversation. Persist too long with them and the crusty side of the crab will tell you to get over it and move on. Cancers can be quite unpleasant and even drive people away with their seemingly cruel moodiness.

But enough of the negative. This Sun sign makes a deep and loving spouse, virtually unshakable in their loyalty to the right mate. As a parent they can be tenderness incarnate, nurturing, with a true insight into the child’s basic nature. That empathy is a wonderful gift for the Cancer and, properly directed, means success in every human enterprise. Business, love, spirituality, all are possible for these intricate personalities.

Certainly, to be fair, he or she is marvelous in the right situation, location or relationship. Under the best of con­ditions, the indecisive wavering, the moods, the deep tendency to worry about everything, and the disabling nostalgia for the past become only memories, and Cancer shines as radiantly as its ruling planet, the moon.

Emphatically, and more so than any other sign, this one needs a stable home life, a warm and loving family, including the extended family of uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents. The sun in Cancer needs and thrives around them all. The greater their personal connections, the more likely their happiness and contentment. In spite of their ­complexities and jittery emotional states, love, marriage and traditional values stimulate and direct these subjects in life. Home life is certainly the one prescription that always works for the Cancer personality, and without this healthy container for their emotions, they will never feel truly well and secure.
Neither will those around them.

Were You Born April 20 – May 20? Taurus Take It On!

You Are A Taurus!

The Zodiac Sign of Taurus—April 20 – May 20

Practical and well-grounded, Taurus is the sign that harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.

Taurus is an Earth sign, just like Virgo and Capricorn, and has the ability to see things from a grounded, practical and realistic perspective. They find it easy to make money and stay on same projects for years, or until they are completed. What we often see as stubbornness can be interpreted as commitment, and their ability to complete tasks whatever it takes is uncanny. This makes them excellent employees, great long-term friends and partners, always being there for people they love. Earthly note makes them overprotective, conservative, or materialistic at times, with views of the world founded on their love of money and wealth.

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Were You Born March 21 – April 20? You Are An Aries!

You Are An Aries!

Monkey Aries

The Zodiac Sign of Aries— March 21 – April 2

As the zodiac’s first sign, Aries’ (represented by the Ram) personality traits include a strong sense of leadership, individuality and a need to be in charge. Understanding Aries traits can help you get along with this sign in love, work and life. Aries might be well known for some of their more brash traits and characteristics but what many don’t realize is they also have an extremely thoughtful and generous side too. When it comes to their loved ones they would give them just about anything if it would help to make them happy! Read More →

Discovery of 3 New Planets in Pisces

A very exciting discovery has been made by NASA’s Kepler/K2 mission recently.

Three planets, all slightly larger than Earth in diameter, orbit a star called GJ 9827, about 100 light-years away in the constellation Pisces the Fish. A study of the planet trio found that, although they’re all similar in size to our home planet, one of the most massive super-Earths found to date lies among them.

According to Kepler’s overall findings, super-Earth-sized planets (which have masses larger than Earth but smaller than Uranus and Neptune) are the most common in the Milky Way Galaxy. However, no planets of this size exist within our solar system. A group of researchers, led by Johanna Teske of the Carnegie Institution for Science, set out to determine why by learning more about the environment in which these planets formed.

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Were You Born February 20 – March 20? You Are A Pisces!

You Are A  Pisces

Dog-Pisces Combined signs

The Combined signs of Dog-Pisces

The Zodiac Sign of Pisces— February 20 – March 20

Pisces is the twelveth sign of the zodiac, represented by the Fish.

Pisces is the last sign of the Zodiac, which renews its cycle at the end of winter. As the final sign of the Zodiac, it experiences the energy of the entire eleven prior signs of the Zodiac calendar. It is a compassionate and empathic sign, able to feel and reflect the feelings of others. It is the sign that governs the subconscious and thus our imagination and dreams. Wise but self-destructive and sometimes gullible, it can be out of touch with reality and may nurse unhealed wounds to the point of being self-destructive. Yet it is also romantic, artistic, imaginative and kind.

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EASTmeetsWEST Books On Kindle

The EASTmeetsWEST Book Series is now available on Amazon KindleAstrology Book Series by Ruth May Hoffman

If you are shopping for The Perfect Gift for Valentine’s Day, this is it! No worries about shipping and missing the big day. Don’t know the Eastern Animal sign of your loved one?

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PRESS RELEASE February 7, 2018

Just in time for Valentine’s Day
Perfect For Someone Who Has Everything!

Astrology Book Series by Ruth May Hoffman

San Diego, CA February 7, 2018 – Ruth May-Hoffman, a local San Diegan authored 12 amazing books featuring the blending of Eastern and Western astrological signs.  These books answer the question of “why” the standard astrological charts and readings do not show a person’s true and whole personality.

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