Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Beach Holidays

Mikaela says:
Here's to learning all about a loved one's family and realizing that your own messed up family is at least ... familiar.

Here's to deepening love with an understanding of a partner's past that continues to linger on limpingly in the present. Here's to a common promise of what will NOT be carried into the future.

Here's to the overwhelming beauty that makes all this human interrelation drama irrelevant.

Here's to burying toes in the sand while keeping one's chin up.

Here's to the power of the BEACH. Oh, and to the power of love, too. And stuff.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Can't figure out what to wear?

Mikaela says:
How about dressing according to sun sign????

That's right. There's more to horoscopes than generalities about personalities. Now there's ... dressing by the stars!

Here's a little insight into what you like to wear (and what you might go for when reaching into that closet this holiday season):

They are the trendsetters. Believe in trying new fashion trends as long as they appeal to their sense of fun and adventure. They are self styled leaders who love flashy, glamorous and sexy clothes. For women, the most modern look would be knee length skirt or black tight trousers with well-fitted shirt. They have fondness for the style of the forties, they like to wear adore pea coats and long wool coats paired with a pair of high heel leather boots. Fabrics like velvet and crepe appeal to their concept of royalty. They have liking for expensive and designer clothes like Versace, Prada and Gucci. Their clothes have to sporty in nature like cargos, funky designer clothes, capris, track suits, etc. They like bold colours such as red, yellow, green, black, gold and orange. But red is definitely on the top of colour favoritism.


Cancerians are basically moody in nature. They dress up according to their moods. For women like to dress by blending the fabrics like silk and cotton. They like to highlight the various fabrics with embroidery work or motifs. They may adore some item of cloth once but with the changing phase of the moon their choice and liking may shift too. They prefer to play safe therefore the best bet for them to a fancy event would be a black cocktail dress. A favorite outfit might be a long, flowing skirt with a v-neck sweater and a raincoat. For men the element to fashion is usually denim jeans and cotton shirt for informal wears. Cancerians are fond of loose comfortable casual wear and often hide their bodies behind overly large men's shirts and black tights. Their preference for colours is for beige, white, gray, pastel shades but above all soft greens and blues.


Price is important when they're picking out the season's wardrobe. Virgos are quick to spot with that prim and proper look. They wear the most revealing clothes or daring clothes and can look sensational even in casuals. For women, sleek matching pant suit would look fantastic. White colour's sacredness and purity appeal more to their fashion senses. Energetic Virgins tend to store their large wardrobe in perfectly organized closets that are full of classic items such as open-toed sling backs, patent leather kitten-heels, crisp white blouses, navy suits, black cocktail dresses, tennis skirts, khaki shorts, kilts, flowing gowns and well fitting jeans. At work they prefer well-tailored, conservative suits in shades of silver, white, pink, gray or lavender. Natural colors and fabrics in browns and beiges fit them just fine.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

What We're Doing This December...

Eric Francis divines:
ARIES: With any luck, you've discovered how much work it takes to be yourself, and you're willing to do it. Part of the effort involves moving through your own doubts and layers of defensiveness until you arrive at the inner feeling of authenticity -- in other words, discovering not only something new about yourself, some quality you're not familiar with yet, but also a new state of mind. The rest of the project involves rising above your insecurities and coping with the confrontations involved in presenting yourself to people authentically. This, in turn, requires dealing with their reactions, and making the necessary adjustments in your life to compensate for, or move on from, those members of humankind who cannot bear very much reality. To do this, once again, you need to identify, acknowledge and deal with your own emotional fears. Is it all worth it? Do you really have a choice?

CANCER: Looking back, what will you remember about this year? What are the more poignant scenes, encounters and transitions? They may play second oboe to the mental skills you learned, principally, the ability to negotiate where your feelings are at stake, even when you're at your most raw and sensitive. We hardly think of feelings as being something actually worth another person's time and effort discussing, much less negotiating over. True, most people descend into irrationality when it comes to their emotional experience of life, but someone close to you has set an example, provided a structure, or taught you language that will come in handy for the rest of your days. Coexistence is something that humans have always done, but never with the expectations of personal autonomy that we have today. The question is how to be yourself and be in a relationship at the same time. You may not think you have the answer -- but you know a lot more than you did one year ago.

VIRGO: Contrary to nearly all the published accounts of what a Virgo is supposed to be, you tend to be someone guided by your emotions. It's only your advanced mind that keeps you from being ruled or overwhelmed by your sensitivity, and yet it's true that you can go into long phases of denial about how your life feels, what you need, or what matters most. Events of this year have, however, delivered you far away from any refusal to see the obvious, and if anything have urged you to consider ever-more subtle levels of what you're aware of, both internally and in others. This has proven to be an indispensable skill in the sorting out process you're now going through. Gradually, a certain contradiction is wearing off: as you've gone deeper into yourself, people have shown increasing interest in you. At the same time, you've become keenly aware of who is good for you and why, and you would be wise to take your own counsel on these matters.