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Top Challenges for Capricious Capricorn

If you were born December 22 — January 20, you are a Capricorn!Capricorn

Who is the zodiac’s most self- contained person? Many would say Capricorn, the goat. Born in the very dead of winter, Capricorns have a spare, prudent, and preserving nature, that creates a sense of loneliness, ironically something that appeals to their nature. Read More →

Were You Born November 22 – December 21? You Are a Sagittarius

You Are a SagittariusSagittarius

The Zodiac Sign of Sagittarius— November 22 – December 21

Sagittarius rules over that period when the year is ending and the New Year is about to be born. Those born under this sign often show the gift of prophecy, if they can settle down for a second from their independent, free and adventurous spirit.

Sagittarius’ embodiment is the centaur, half horse, and half man. Centaurs are often drunken creatures who are always up to mischief and no good. The exception was Cheiron, a boy-colt, raised by Apollo and Diana, who instructed him in civilized occupations, those of medicine, music, archery, gymnastics and other useful arts and sciences. They were pleased with his efforts and hard work and rewarded him with their own gift of prophecy. Growing into horse-manhood he was recognized for his wisdom, grace, and agility and was well known among the gods as a great instructor of their children. While hunting one day, he was mistakenly shot with a poisoned arrow by his good friend Hercules, the hero whose success had earned him immortality and a place among the gods. Cheiron, like all centaurs, was immortal, and Zeus was plagued by the fear that the poisoned wound would torment his beautiful protégé for the rest of eternity. Zeus decided to reward him for his services to the gods and made him the constellation Sagittarius, the Archer, ruler of the ninth house of the Western zodiac.

Sagittarius is enthusiastic and optimistic, with an open, warm and friendly personality. Easygoing and sociable they have a free and adventurous spirit that gives them an overwhelmingly cheerful disposition. They are the philosophers and explorers of the zodiacs. Straightforward and honest, their frankness can often lead to misunderstandings. They have been known to be tardy and messy, following their own timetables as they frolic through life. Sagittarians can be some of the liveliest and most charismatic of friends. They have a gift for seeing the folly of human nature while also possessing the knack for being wise and philosophical, revealing perspectives you might not otherwise see.

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Scorpio: the powerful sun sign

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

Which one of the Western zodiac signs has the most power? Scorpio may just be the Western zodiac’s most potent sign. There is no more intense or ­ impassioned Sun sign than Scorpio. 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.

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Charming Libras have September-October birthdays

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

Pig Libra combined signThe 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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Victorious Virgo’s Rule – you do too, if you were born today!

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

VirgoZeus 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. 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 →

Born July 24 — August 23? Your Are A Leo!

You are a Leo if your birthday is July 24 — August 23.

Fine Art PrintLeo 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.

In Western legend, the lion is the 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.

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 marriagesfind out more details in our EastmeetsWest books, available for sale on our shop pageYou can learn more details about your Western sign, Leo, and how it combines with your Eastern animal sign. To purchase an ebook, you get get our Kindle versions on Amazon.

If you don’t know your Eastern sign – based on your birth year–  check our calculator. You’ll find your Combined Eastern Animal and Western Zodiac sign. Discover how your sign, Gemini, mixes with your Eastern Animal sign to give you deeper insights into your Astrological Personality.

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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!

Cancer represents the first emotionally rich personality of the solar calendar

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….

Find more details about the astrology sign of Cancer

You can learn more details about your Western sign, Cancer, and how it combines with your Eastern animal sign, in our East meets West books, available for sale on our shop page. To purchase an ebook, you get get our Kindle versions on Amazon.

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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to find your Combined Eastern Animal and Western Zodiac sign to see how your sign, in this case, Cancer, blends with your Eastern Animal sign to give you deeper insights into your Astrological Personality.

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

Were You Born May 22 — June 21? You Are A Gemini!

Were You Born Today? You Are A Gemini!

The Zodiac Sign of Gemini— May 22 — June 21

Rat GeminiWho is the Western ­zodiac’s great charmer? Easy answer! It is the most self-enchanted Gemini. Astrologers say that to best understand the sign of the twins you need to understand their Earthly Element. The Gemini mind is said to resemble the most perfect June night, the air alive and shimmering with unearthly delights, perfume, magic and moonlight.

Extraordinary subjects born under this sign are even said to induce ecstatic states in those they wish to charm, literally taking them into the world of their beautiful and secret consciousness. So seductive is their manner that even sophisticated and worldly people may become completely entranced by the Gemini. Don Juan, of Western legend, was a Gemini, and remains to this day the last word in simultaneous romantic success and exploitation. Read More →

Were You Born April 21 – May 21? You Are A Taurus!

Monkey TaurusThe Zodiac Sign of Taurus—April 21 – May 21

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

The Zodiac Sign of Aries— March 21 – April 20

Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, represented by the Ram.

Aries’ 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 →

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

You Are A 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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Why Do We Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Why Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Every year, women fantasize about what wonderful romantic gifts are awaiting them on this special day of romance, Valentine’s Day. Quite often it is not the gorgeous jewelry they were lusting over. Most often it’s a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolate, at least in the United States. Occasionally, at a cozy, trendy restaurant, there will be a profession of love and an engagement ring of at least one carat presented to the soon-to-be fiancee by her romantic boyfriend, on bended knee. Everyone in the restaurant will applaud and congratulate the happy couple. Then they ride off into the sunset, preferably in their Ferrari or Lamborghini or …

At least that what happens in the movies, right?

We decided to look deeper into this holiday, Valentine’s Day. When did it begin? Why? How did it become associated with romance and love?

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