The Signs as Breathtaking, Natural Phenomena

Aries: A Blue Volcano (in Ethiopia). The glow comes from the combustion of sulfuric gases that are pushed through the cracks of the volcano at high temperatures.

Taurus: Wave Rock (located in Australia). That’s right, this is a 46 inch wave cemented entirely in rock! This geological phenomenon is known as flared slope and it usually occurs when erosion is concentrated in lower areas of the rock. Surf’s up! This rock is strong, deep, and carefully made- reminiscent of a Taurus.

Gemini: Nacreous Clouds. These are clouds that give a very futuristic, holographic look to the sky. These incredible clouds are extremely rare, because normally, the stratosphere is quite dry and clouds cannot form. But in extreme polar winters, there’s just enough moisture for these strange clouds to take form about 12 miles above Earth. Intriguing, Gorgeous, and new- just like all of you Gems!

Cancer: Glowing Ocean (Vaadhoo Island). These patches of ocean literally reflect the starry night sky. It’s gorgeous. According to marine biologists, the glowing is caused by a massive red tide of bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum.The microorganisms emit light in response to stress, such as when a wave crashes into the shore. The result is a wickedly cool glowing ocean. Romantic and dreamy, like the Cancer zodiac’s nature.

Leo: “Fire Rainbow”, or circumhorizontal arc. This appears when the sun is high in the sky (higher than 58° above the horizon), and its light passes through diaphanous, high-altitude cirrus clouds made up of hexagonal plate crystals. Sunlight entering the crystals’ vertical side faces and leaving through their bottom faces is refracted (as through a prism) and separated into an array of visible colors. Beautiful and bold, just like you Leo!

Virgo: Lake Hillier (located in Australia). This lake is flamingo pink for no definite reason. It’s just… a pink lake. The cause of this phenomenon’s color is assumed to be the reaction between its natural salts, sodium bicarbonate and red halophilic bacteria. It’s kind of cute, actually. It looks so simple in it’s entirety, it makes me wish more lakes were pink for no reason. It’s cuteness, humbleness, and simplicity definitely reminded me of all the Virgos.

Libra: Desert roses. These beauties are made in the desert from formations of the minerals gypsum  and barite with sand inclusions. The ‘petals’ are crystals flattened,  fanning open along characteristic gypsum cleavage planes. This phenomenon has a stunning beauty, it could almost be a real rose! All you Libras are adorable little flowers too, don’t worry.

Scorpio: The Black Sun (Denmark) During spring in Denmark, flocks of more than a million European starlings gather into a single group to form incredibly large and intricate shapes in the sky. The amazing scenes are only possible because of the flock’s amazing communication and coordination. They’re complex, focused, dark, and beautiful- much like the Scorpio persona.

Sagittarius: Auroras. An aurora is a natural light display in the sky predominantly seen in the high latitude regions. Aurorae are caused by cosmic wind, solar rays, and magnetospheric plasma interacting with the upper atmosphere. Lots of light, lots of beauty, and lots of pow- kind of like when Sagittarius walks into the room. ;)

Capricorn: Frozen methane bubbles. Methane bubbles form in water when dead organic matter falls to the bottom, much to the delight of bacteria. When methane gets trapped in frozen water, viola! Just don’t light a match to these- since it’s methane gas, that could get very bad very quickly. That’s kind of why I associated these with Capricorn folk- they’re elegant looking and cool, but also cold (ha- literally and in character). They’re also prone to combust. Jk about that last part. Humans don’t combust. What I meant by that was that Capricorn can be very dangerous, despite their calm and collected ways.

Aquarius: Danxia Landform (located in China). It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red-coloured sandstonesand conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. The landforms look very much like karst topography that forms in areas underlain by limestones, but since the rocks that form danxia are sandstones and conglomerates, they have been called “pseudo-karst” landforms. Lots of vibrant, beautiful colors here! No pale pastel today! This phenomenon reminds me of Aquarius’ unique, artistic nature. This landform breathes the life into me. Simply breathtaking.

Pisces: A Brinicle. When the surface of the sea freezes—such as around the north and south poles—it does so in a way that forces pockets of especially cold and salty seawater to gather on the underside of the ice. This mixture of brine is denser than the seawater below it, and as a result it tends to slowly sink to the bottom. Now, because it’s so cold, the fresher water below the brine actually freezes around it as it falls, which results in a giant icicle under the surface. That’s what a Brinicle is. It’s like a pretty, still underwater tornado. :) This reminds me of Pisces because it has that slow motion, under the sea vibe. It’s relaxing, perplexing, but also has this really languid dreamy feeling to it. It’s fit for all of you adorable fish!

The Signs and Their Smiles :)

Aries - Confident, charming, and silly. The light of life. This smile says, “My multiple sunglasses and I are ready for the world!” And if that doesn’t sum up the life of an Aries, I don’t know what does.

Taurus - One word, sincere. Their slow, sweet, honest smile will come straight from the soul, accompanied by a gaze worth melting hearts. Both Taurus and it’s smile bleed truth, sensuality, and meaning.

Gemini - Most of the time, no one ever really knows why a Gem is smiling when they smile. They could just simply be being pleasant… Maybe they’re recalling something amusing… Maybe they’ve just invented the best fucking meme ever… Or maybe they’re plotting world domination. The world may never know. What everyone does know about Gem’s smile, however, is that it’s incredibly beautiful. It is a quick flash that lights up the room instantly. It usually comes with flirty, flickering eyes and a racing mind. Gemini’s smile is the kind of smile that makes everyone smile for no reason, like some sort of mysterious spell.

Cancer - The most adorable smile ever. A cancer’s smile is oftentimes shy, but the cutest thing on the face of the earth. It’s genuine and always has good intentions behind it. They’re the blushers and look-away-ers but when you catch a glimpse of it you can’t help but want to give them a hug or pinch their cheeks.

Leo - You’ll see Leo’s smile from across the room. It’s usually, big, gorgeous and bold (like their demeanor). If a Leo is feeling themselves, you will most definitely see it in their grin. With their smile comes this sparking energy that they like to kind of give off to others- when Leo is smiling, they want everyone else to smile too. They are never selfish about that kind of thing. One quick look in the mirror, and the Lion is ready to flash its pearly whites to the whole world.

Virgo - A shy, I’m-trying-to-be-serious-but-am-failing-miserably smile is the kind that plays upon Virgo’s lips. A Virgo’s smile is a big breath of fresh air. It’s cute, unexpected, and the kind of smile you’d see and think “aww.” This smile is usually inspired by something quirky and brings out the soft character Virgo doesn’t show often.

Libra - Libra’s smile is playful and extremely charming. It’s literally just so pleasing to look at. Being smiled at by Libra is like a gift (a gift they selflessly like to give too!) Their smile is the kind that makes you giggle and swoon for the next 24 hours. Cheeky and dazzling- the show-stopper.

Scorpio - If you’ve ever had the pleasure of being smiled at by a Scorpio, you should be envied. Their smile is really intense- It makes one feel special, chosen. It’s an honest, captivating grin that speaks without words. Let’s not even mention how magnetic it is. It may be direct or it may be shy, but you won’t miss Scorpio’s smile. It’s the kind of grin that is felt first and then seen. The Scorpion’s smile is a wonderful thing to receive.

Sagittarius - Wild, confident, and beautiful. A Sagittarius’ smile is wholesome, genuine, and has enough positive energy to cheer up the entire world. The Sag smirk is toothy and fun. If you see it, you know there are good times coming your way. As long as Sag is beaming bright, you’ll never feel bored, unloved, or down!

Capricorn - Cap’s smile can breathe the life back into you. It’s always so real and genuine and kinda cute in an offbeat kind of way. Capricorn is always stereotyped as the workaholic who never smiles, but in reality, they do smile and it’s so so so refreshing. It’s toothy and quirky and gives Capricorn such a pleasing character. It’s like when they smile at you, they’re showing you their inside, and that’s something really valuable.

Aquarius - The Aqua grin is quirky and so adorable to witness. Aquarius Is very confusing in the way they communicate their emotions to the world. Even something as simple as a smile can end up coming out a little bit awkward, but that’s just the Aqua way, as I like to say it. Their grins are off-brand in a cute sense. And they’re always different. Always. Being smiled at by an Aquarius is new and entertaining- truly special, just like they are.

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Pisces - So precious. The fish’s smile is so loveable. The silly, loving Pisces has a smile that probably can save the world. Like, I feel like if everyone saw a Pisces smile they would no longer have hate in their hearts. Honestly.

#1 reason why I like Cancers

They’re the first water sign. So they were the first to be anointed with the surge of psychic skills that all water signs have. But cancers are the most sensitive to it. High sensitivity toward emotions isn’t a bad thing necessarily.

Cancers can pick up your vibes from across the room, that others won’t pick up so easily. You won’t have to spend an uncomfortable amount of time explaining to a cancer why your day was shitty and why Henry not calling you ruined your lunch break. They’ll understand your reasonings and probably offer to buy you dinner to cheer you up.

Cancers take incredible care of those they love and will do anything to make them happy. Because on some level, it’ll also brighten their mood.

No longer picking up on someone’s bad mood = a happy cancer.

To all my fellow Cancerians...

Where are you guys? It’s very rare for me to find other Cancers (the zodiac sign, I mean) when I’m out and about on my journeys. I know we typically like to have our own space and usually need much more alone time than the other signs, but I’m absolutely fascinated by our sign and would love to talk to some of you! 

The reason I’m posting this is because last night I briefly hung out at the local pub where my friends and I usually meet up after work, and I ran into a very friendly young lady outside while smoking a cigarette. I immediately noticed the moon she had on her hat and commented on it, and within 2 minutes I found out that she was also a Cancer. We hit it off incredibly well and ended up talking about energy, the moon, crystals, and psychic abilities right off the bat. It was such a refreshing and inspiring interaction, and for that reason I’m really glad I chose to go out- even though it was a Monday. 

Anyway, all you other Cancerians out there- wherever you’re hiding, whether it be in your bed watching Workaholics, in your art studio painting and sculpting your feelings away, in the kitchen whipping up a culinary masterpiece…send me a message if you’d like! We’re the soul power of this world, the caretakers and nurturers of the human race.  We have so many wonderful gifts, why not share them and use them to empower ourselves and others? 

Namaste, my loves.