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Mercury Signs

MERCURY IN ARIES:

Mercury in Aries is quick thinking. They don’t have a lot of patience for studying every angle to every problem… they would rather make a decision and let you know. Candid and direct, they get to the point. While they may appear crude or aggressive at times, it is usually because they are trying to overcome opposition to their ideas. Like a child, it doesn’t occur to them that someone may disagree with them, and so they may act out of frustration. Mercury in Aries is very attached to their ideas.

They tend to streamline their learning so they don’t get too bogged down in details. They take what they want and dismiss anything they feel may be irrelevant. Mercury in Aries has a certain innocent charm. They love to begin new things, and they are very enthusiastic. Any negative criticism will be taken personally, even if it was not meant that way. They are not afraid to stand up to a challenge. While idealistic, they are very intelligent.

Aries Mercury may quickly jump from old ideas to new if they seem more exciting. They are excellent promoters. They know how to motivate people and make things sound fun. They enjoy competing with others, and may argue a point just for fun.

They are mentally agile and can think well on their feet. Obstacles in their path are terribly frustrating for them. This may bleed over to other areas in their life as well as communication. Aries Mercury is known for their impatience.

Concentration may be difficult for long periods of time. It is easy for them to jump to conclusions, and they tend to be impulsive. Witty and inventive, they are great conversationalists as long as they don’t need to delve deeply into a subject. As charming as they may be, they can also be brutally honest.

They will do anything to win an argument, even with those they love. Aries Mercury can become a terrible know-it-all if this is not controlled. On the other hand, they can let their confidence inspire others with excitement. They tend to be original, and stand out in their areas of expertise. They are challenged to learn to love details and stick through projects no matter how tedious.

Opinionated almost to a fault, Mercury in Aries is quick to share theirs even when it isn’t wanted. They are not blessed with a lot of tact. They are restless, and seem full of nervous energy. They need to be kept busy, and often don’t seem to have any to spare. They like to do things their own way; they don’t like to be told what to do. Aries Mercury can be a great leader, and even when not in such a position, they may have a handful of followers. Their excitement and enthusiasm is infectious.

MERCURY IN TAURUS:

Mercury in Taurus takes their time when making a decision. They do eventually get there, and will be stubborn once their mind is made up. While some may think that Taurus Mercury is lazy, upon closer inspection, you’ll find that they really do think things over very carefully.

While it may take some doing to get a Mercury in Taurus to start something new, once they begin they see it through to the end. They are full of common sense. They process information through the use of their senses. When they communicate, they may be a bit slow to get to the point. They are very deliberate in everything they do.

People tend to listen to Taurus Mercury. They are taken seriously. They are funny and a bit sarcastic. They do not use flowery speech; instead they come across as authoritative and realistic.

Mercury in Taurus likes to learn through demonstrations, basic concepts and concrete answers. They like practical applications for what they learn. They can learn in the abstract, but the lessons are much more powerful if they can use the information personally.

They are very sensual, and have well-defined tastes. Everything they can experience through the senses: color, scent, touch… all affect their communication style. They are shrewd in business and excel at finances.

Mercury in Taurus can come across as obstinate and opinionated. They have an incredible memory. Whatever they set their efforts to needs to produce tangible results. They truly believe that slow and steady wins the race. Unlike most Mercury signs, they are not restless… they are grounded and steady. This keeps them rooted in reality.

Taurus Mercury usually has a pleasant voice and the discipline to get through rigorous training periods as they learn their craft. They may be talented in the arts. They seek to make things that last and reflect their own deep values. They want to show something for their efforts.

Taurus Mercury may appear set in their ways, and may need to get out of their rut on occasion. They can appear pigheaded and difficult. They need to learn how to adapt. They don’t like being forced into a quick decision.

They like to build new things. It creates something substantial that they can measure and see as the result of their efforts. Mercury in Taurus can make a good living as a speaker. Their voices are melodious and their topics are thoroughly covered. Their ideas are practical and work well. Those who take their advice are seldom sorry.

MERCURY IN GEMINI:

Quick-witted and eclectic, Mercury in Gemini may appear a bit scattered. They have a broad knowledge of many subjects… but not too much about any one subject. They learn fast, but because they have so many different interests it is difficult for them to concentrate on a single subject. They also get bored easily. Give Gemini Mercury a stimulating environment and they will be happy.

Speaking of their environment, Mercury in Gemini is very sensitive to what is going on around them. They are very impressionable. They tend to be restless and full of nervous energy. While they tend to be open-minded, logical answers appeal to them. Most of the time intuition is not part of their process. They may come across as too intellectual. Spock was probably a Gemini Mercury. They may appear to be emotionally detached when communicating.

At the same time, Mercury in Gemini can also make an interesting speaker. They are not attached to their own opinions or ideas like Aries Mercury. They adapt well, and are curious about everything. It isn’t too difficult to persuade them to change their minds. They can be talented at smooth talking, and may actually be a little deceptive, with a sense of humor. They like to spot weaknesses around them and play with them a bit just because they can.

Mercury in Gemini makes decisions quickly, and they usually turn out well. They enjoy working with language and are good on the phone. It is easy for them to communicate with anyone from all walks of life with ease. Eloquent and engaging, it is hard to be bored with a Gemini Mercury around!

It is difficult for them to shut out external stimulation, however, which can wear on them. They can get overwhelmed and frazzled. They may show signs of irritability or mental confusion. Taking some down time will help them overcome this problem.

Gemini Mercury is a natural witty flirt. Their clever chatting often keeps their partners enthralled. They love to take part in cultural events and enjoy new situations. Their minds are always spinning. They blossom in a stimulating, fast paced environment.

When bored, Gemini Mercury may stir up some trouble or controversy just to make things interesting. They like to play mind games, and are delighted when they find someone who can mentally spar back. They may tend to gossip. A natural at social gatherings, they flit from group to group like a butterfly. They are usually attractive and full of good humor. Mercury in Gemini likes to travel, read, talk and meet new people. They are the original jack of all trades, master of none model. Writing helps them focus better, and many may become journalists or freelance writers.

MERCURY IN CANCER:

Mercury in Cancer is sensitive and withdrawn. They are very thoughtful of others. They are shy and may choose not to talk at all. They may respond slowly, giving the impression of being a deep thinker, which they very well may be. They like to meditate on a problem, and reflect on their experiences.

They are great listeners, and can actually make decisions faster than it appears. Cancer Mercury has a terrific memory, too… especially if it is emotional in nature. They come across as gentle, intuitive, sentimental people. They take things very personally, which can make them appear defensive. At the same time, they can also make you feel protected and warm. They can appear to be hiding something even when they are not, which can cause Cancer Mercury some trouble.

Mercury in Cancer learns best when they feel balanced emotionally. They can remember a lot of information, though they prefer to focus on a subject and approach their problems step by step. They are empathic and can pick up the feelings of others. They are good at putting themselves in the other person’s place.

Cancer Mercury does not like to argue. They will go out of their way to avoid it if possible. At the same time, they are good at starting an argument. They do this very subtly, and then feel hurt when others argue back.

They are attracted to poetry and the romance of yesteryear. Don’t be upset if they withdraw for a time when making a decision… it helps them figure out their own opinions on the matter rather than being influenced by others. The dislike distractions and need to focus on matters at hand. They make very good speakers and writers. Mercury in Cancer has a talent for feeling out the audience.

Cancer Mercury is very intuitive. It is not easy for them to be objective. They learn best through experience and are very receptive to subliminal messages. They have a deep appreciation of the past and historical artifacts. They would probably enjoy working in a museum. Mercury in Cancer is loyal and very patriotic.

They are creatures of habit, and a lack of routine is upsetting to them. Mercury in Cancer is very considerate of others, which engenders sympathy and support when they need it. They are very good at giving motherly advice. When they are upset, they tend to sulk. They cannot focus enough at this time to react with practical reasoning. They can be moody and defensive when criticized. Cancer Mercury is talented at reading between the lines, so they are not easily fooled.

They are often called upon to speak at family gatherings because they are in touch with life’s deeper meanings. Mercury in Cancer also knows how to draw someone out of their shell when they feel awkward or troubled.

MERCURY IN LEO:

Mercury in Leo speaks with style and authority. Some may come across as know-it-alls, but they really just want to share their knowledge with everyone else. They have a talent for seeing the big picture; but may miss the details. They are very persuasive, using warmth and goodwill. They know how to promote their ideas and get their message to the masses.

They hold their opinions very dear and take pride in their beliefs. They tend to be idealistic. Mercury in Leo has a good intellect, and they love to express themselves. In fact, creativity is very important to them. They excel in presenting themselves with drama and style. Passionate and enthusiastic when speaking, Mercury Leo is usually successful in getting their point across.

They may be oversensitive to anything they consider less than praise. They can appear rather arrogant due to their natural detachment. Mercury in Leo has their ego tied to their intellect, which sometimes makes it difficult for them to separate fact from fiction. They may be considered boastful.

Mercury in Leo is wonderful at story telling because their sense of drama is so well developed. Performing or public speaking are both good outlets for their creativity. They have a strong will power and stick to their purpose.

They make natural leaders and people are inclined to follow them because of their charisma. Leo Mercury can be stubborn, especially when crossed. They follow their passions, acting spontaneously in the moment.

In social situations, Leo Mercury’s warmth is contagious and they make friends easily. When they get interested in someone and their potential, they turn their attention to developing that potential. If their heart is not in a project, it shows. They are quick witted and take intuitive leaps when thinking on their feet. They may take disagreements personally since everything they do is attached to their ego. They seek recognition for their ideas, so it is difficult for them to participate in brainstorming or other group activities.

If there is a chance to be in the spotlight, Leo Mercury is your person. They are happy to soak up the glory. They are never boring, and always “onstage.” They may exaggerate at times, but they are very convincing and entertaining. They make excellent teachers, enthralling their students no matter what their age. Besides performing, they also do well in politics, coaching or other leadership roles. They do not enjoy a job where they have no voice in making decisions or any creative input.

Mercury in Leo needs to watch out for false pride, intolerance, being full of themselves and needed praise for everything they do. While their need for admiration is evident, they do deserve it a good portion of the time.

MERCURY IN VIRGO:

Mercury in Virgo can be a bit high strung when things seem out of control, but they are very good at taking care of practical things. They appreciate it when others give them credit for their intelligence. They are good at organizing, planning and taking care of business. They do best when they know exactly what is expected and are usually willing to lend a hand.

Since they are detail oriented, their friends and coworkers appreciate them. Mercury in Virgo needs a structured learning environment and organized methods of study. They can learn a lot about their chosen profession, but may have difficulties absorbing all of the knowledge on a deep level. They don’t see the point in learning something unless it has a practical use. They are resourceful. Mercury in Virgo is very protective about how they handle their every day affairs. They may get impatient with other people, have trouble telling people no, and complain that they get to do all the grunt work.

Mercury in Virgo is logical, and may be critical of others. They have good common sense. They may appear to lack confidence in themselves, which may or may not be true. It is not uncommon for Virgo Mercury to hesitate before acting… not because they are afraid or unsure, but because they are double checking everything in their mind one last time.

They may be thought of as picky, but in actuality they are concerned with accuracy and precision. They are gifted with language and math, but may be shy or withdrawn. They are analytic and exercise good judgment. Virgo Mercury is usually content to stay in the background and orchestrate things.

They are so detail oriented that they may lose sight of the big picture. Despite this, they are good to have on hand during a crisis because they stay calm. They won’t lose their head to emotional displays. They are completely self-contained. Virgo Mercury has integrity. They may lose interest in projects that don’t seem to have a purpose. Creatively, they stick to practical things. Others find they can relate well to what Virgo Mercury creates.

They have a dry sense of humor, and notice things that other people miss. They are not easily distracted from their task. Mercury in Virgo comes across as sincere and virtuous. Others trust your opinion. They enjoy puzzles and word games that keep them challenged. Reading is often a pursuit they enjoy.

Mercury in Virgo is adaptable, systematic, stable, flexible and exacting. Conversely, they can also be pessimistic, intolerant, sarcastic, critical or whiny.

MERCURY IN LIBRA:

Mercury in Libra is pleasing. They are natural diplomats, or at least make the effort. They wish everyone were equal in the intellectual circles. It is very important for them to have a mental connection to those they have relationships with. Chances are, if they feel there is no connection, it is because Mercury in Libra is trying too hard to be intellectual in their relationships instead of paying attention. They have a need for fairness, but their constant comparisons can appear to be unfair instead.

While they strive for perfection and can’t help criticizing, they try to be tactful. They are always looking for compromise, so everyone is happy. Opinions from either end of the spectrum can make them uncomfortable, but if they favor the middle ground, Libra Mercury is happy. This creates a great personality for a counselor or mediator. It may also cause them to be indecisive. They can’t help but see both sides to everything. This may cause them to lose out on opportunities sometimes because they take too long.

Mercury in Libra can be objective because they are able to think in the abstract. They are intelligent, but it is subtle. They don’t push it on anyone. They don’t like to play the bad guy, and will drive themselves mad trying to make everyone happy.

Mercury in Libra is good at networking with people, but due to a trend towards mental laziness, they may not always follow up on those connections or maintain them. They often turn to others for opinions when they need to make a decision. They may have a fondness for playing devil’s advocate. They are usually rational and well balanced. They don’t like arguments and prefer to have a quiet discussion.

Libra Mercury is friendly and broad minded, but they can stick to their principles when need be. They don’t like conflict or when people act in a crude manner. Quickly changing situations can be difficult for Mercury in Libra because they don’t adapt very fast. They prefer to study an issue and slowly come to a decision.

Mercury in Libra likes the arts and they enjoy literature. Culture is important to them. If they are not expressive in the arts themselves, they enjoy supporting others. They may not like seeing the darker side of life, and may appear to be rather shallow.

Libra Mercury is fun at parties. They are easy going, warm and charming. They may have talents as a speaker or performer of some kind. They need to learn that it is okay to disagree. Once that lesson has been understood, life becomes much easier for them. Writing comes naturally to them, and they are good at merging ideas. Overall, they work well with almost anyone.

MERCURY IN SCORPIO:

Mercury in Scorpio likes to get to the heart of things… and they are very good at it. They are talented at seeing the truth and they are fearless about going where others fear to tread. A human surveillance camera, Scorpio Mercury can see through almost subterfuge. They hate superficiality. They may come across as suspicious and negative.

Mercury in Scorpio is passionate, and this comes through when they communicate. They usually want to help others, and may even share some of the insights they have… as long as they are about other people, not themselves. Their observation skills are beyond the pale, and more often than not have seen something others have missed.

Mercury in Scorpio is all about strategy. They are smart and work by instinct. While they may think they are helping in a constructive manner, their criticism may come across as negative instead. Don’t try to win an argument with Scorpio Mercury… it is very hard to do. They have a need to win, intellectually and literally.

They are loyal to the bone, and will defend anyone they care about to their last breath. They are also good motivators. They are good at keeping secrets, especially their own. They are also good at digging out the secrets of others. They make excellent detectives, investigators or researchers. They love mystery and intrigue. Science is intriguing to them. Anything that challenges their brain will keep them occupied. Mercury in Scorpio likes to figure out what makes people tick.

They are not very tactful, and will often say what they are thinking. They can have a very sharp tongue. Stubborn and tenacious, Scorpio Mercury will hang onto a subject until they are satisfied. They have a very emotional approach that may prejudice them. This makes it difficult for them to be objective.

If they have no interest in a subject, they will do all they can to avoid it. This can be difficult in school and other times when some subjects must be addressed.

Mercury in Scorpio has a keen understanding of human nature. What may seem obvious to them may make others puzzled. This sign brings out an intensity that others can’t help but notice. It is not uncommon for people to either love Scorpio Mercury or hate them. Psychic talents may appear with this sign. They are often interested in mystical and paranormal subjects. They may be drawn to the arts, showing the darker side of human nature through their work. They can be manipulative and controlling at times, and they like to possess those around them that they care about. They feel it is a way to protect those they love. While they do not hesitate to explore the dark secrets of others, they tend to avoid it with themselves. It may be that they seek answers in others as a way to face what is deep within themselves.

MERCURY IN SAGITTARIUS:

Mercury in Sagittarius espouses freedom of thought; at least, they try. They are optimistic and look to the future. They have big ideas and mean well. Vision is their strong point. Details are not.

They have a great thirst for knowledge, but have little time for facts and dry texts. They learn best when given the freedom to think and choose for themselves. They also prefer topics they are truly interested in, and when they are having fun.

Mercury in Sagittarius defends justice and freedom, even though their personal definition of justice may be a bit confusing. They have several principles they promote, and are always happy to discuss them. Their optimism shines through no matter what. It is both their strength and their weak point. They are good at invigorating people with their sunny outlook, but they can be a little blind to the facts.

Sagittarius Mercury is also not too well organized. Piling or trashing is their preferred method to deal with clutter. They like the illusion of space if they can’t get the real thing.

Their enthusiasm is admirable, and they love a good debate. Sagittarius Mercury imagines themselves as very open minded. While this may be true to a certain degree, they can also be very judgmental. They can quickly pick out prejudices in others, but are rather blind to their own. They are good at bending your ear, but not so good at listening or picking up subtle signals.

Mercury in Sagittarius is blunt and to the point. When someone is hemming and hawing, they get impatient. They don’t understand it. They despise mind games. They do love to laugh and have fun. They are independent and adaptable. They love being social and will talk with anyone who will listen. It may be difficult for them to focus on any single subject for very long. They prefer theories to concrete evidence.

Mercury in Sagittarius enjoys philosophy, religion, foreign cultures and psychology. They may study any of these their entire lives, trying to grasp a deep understanding. They are restless, intellectual and crave intellectual stimulation. They make good teachers; they like sports and they love to travel.

The downside of Mercury in Sagittarius may be laced with sarcasm, bragging and rudeness. On the other hand, they really want to see the big picture, and will do what they can to get all the pieces. They describe things broadly, leaving out the small details. They have an artistic side that puts vitality in the everyday. They are also good politicians, activists and adventurers.

MERCURY IN CAPRICORN:

Mercury in Capricorn tries to understand the world by putting everything into its own little compartment. They may be slow and methodical, and they appreciate structure and organization in their life. They are resourceful, but they can easily get overwhelmed if too much information comes at them at once. They need to break the information down into manageable pieces before it is useful.

They are very productive and active mentally, and prefer tasks that end with a tangible result. They can be quite authoritative, and don’t like surprises. Mercury in Capricorn does not like people who don’t keep promises. They can appear rather judgmental and strict, and they are short on patience with those who don’t understand things that seem obvious to them.

They are not frivolous, and they don’t like frivolity in others. They are practical in all aspects. They are often skeptical when confronted with something new. They may appear more conservative than they really are. They don’t like to waste time or anything else. Planning, however, is important to them. They will take as much time as needed to make sure the plan is foolproof.

Words are chosen carefully by Capricorn Mercury. They don’t want to appear foolish, so they may be a bit stiff. Those that appear very natural when making a presentation have probably worried themselves sick over how they would appear.

They are clear thinkers, and may appear rather rigid or narrow minded. They are cautious before committing to anything. They very seldom have anything to regret. While they don’t learn too quickly, they retain the knowledge for a long time. They often feel a need to prove themselves.

Capricorn Mercury may appear moody or sulky, and it may take some effort to show enthusiasm. They have a great capacity for concentration and earnestness that makes them appear very serious. They are reliable and responsible, and in bad situations may end up depressed or pessimistic.

Mercury in Capricorn is definitely someone that you can trust to live their beliefs. They often become experts in their field because they are dedicated to learn all they can about their chosen topic. They favor self control, and may have difficulty mingling with others.

Mercury in Capricorn finds history and traditions fascinating. They have a way of melding the old and new into something practical and useful. They really want to leave their mark on the world and stand the test of time. They make good administrators, engineers and excel at anything that is practical and detail oriented.

MERCURY IN AQUARIUS:

Mercury in Aquarius likes to break the rules when expressing themselves. While not really flamboyant, they do have a knack for stirring things up. They take great delight in exposing the biases of others. They are the first to contradict someone and give their own, very different perspective. They love intellectual debates. Quick and alert, they are very observant.

They are often detached and seem to have their own agenda. They can be intimidating to others because of their innate superiority complex. At the same time, Aquarius Mercury can be absolutely delightful to be around. They are interesting, quirky and insightful.

When it comes to learning, they have unusual study habits. They don’t like schedules, but can be surprisingly organized, although their system may make no sense to anyone else. They like science and metaphysics, as well as anything that deals with mankind’s progress or advancement. They have a well developed sense of humor and love practical jokes.

Mercury in Aquarius is often labeled eccentric. They love controversy and chaos, and have little respect for tradition. They are intuitive and can judge a person’s character very accurately. They are fair minded and believe in equality and fair play. They are humanitarians and love to help those who are less fortunate than themselves. They are often involved in social reform.

Mercury in Aquarius is witty and open minded at times, but they can also be very stubborn. They often make good speakers or writers. They are often very original and their ideas may be ahead of their time. Ideas often just appear to them out of thin air. They are more loyal to concepts than they are to people. They may play the devil’s advocate just to have a debate.

They can see the big picture, and will lay out the facts as needed. They prefer to explore the more outlandish and far reaching ideas. Science fiction isn’t much of a leap for Mercury in Aquarius. Resourceful, they can use their powers for good or to drive others to distraction. They are usually well disciplined when it comes to intellectual pursuits. They are versatile, practical and somewhat revolutionary.

MERCURY IN PISCES:

Gentle in their communications, Mercury in Pisces has a pleasing, soft touch. They are almost poetic. They are not detail oriented… instead they are caught up with feelings, emotions and moods around them. They can get a very clear picture from their surroundings.

Mercury in Pisces is a great listener and makes a great conversationalist. They can be moody and this can extend into their writing as well. They are unpredictable and it is difficult to determine what their mood will be at any given time. They may tell you what they think you want to hear. They do this to make you as comfortable as possible.

Indirect and dreamy, Pisces Mercury can be hard to pin down. They take in so much information that they can’t remain with a single opinion for long. They don’t like cold hard facts or making hard decisions. They prefer to follow their intuition, which gives them some pretty accurate insights. They may appear disorganized to others. They don’t like details, and they may tend to drift mentally.

Mercury in Pisces picks up every subtle sign in their environment. While often indirect in their communications, they can improve if they work at it. They are often artistically inclined, and may have talents in the theatre, music or films. They may be psychic or have other talents in the paranormal range. Spirituality, meditation and prayer are things that come naturally to Mercury in Pisces.

They are rather naïve, and they are trusting. This can result in them being taken advantage of or being misled. They can be very vulnerable. Their natural idealism doesn’t let them become pessimistic. They are often very shy, and may lack self confidence. They may get lost in fantasy. When they can express themselves creatively, they gain in confidence and are able to find themselves.

Mercury in Pisces is compassionate and visionary. They can also be lazy, oversensitive and impractical. When they get overwhelmed, it is important that they have a safe place to retreat to so they can regroup and calm down. They are very imaginative, and it may be difficult for them to translate their thoughts into concrete ideas. They believe that anything is possible, and their open mindedness makes it hard for them to make a decision at times.

How to Determine and Interpret Your Secondary Progressed Moon Sign

So you already know your moon sign, but of course our emotions develop throughout our lives. Our progressed moon sign directs our main mode of behavior for about two and a half years. Astro.com and Astrotheme.com have free calculators to show you your secondary progressed chart (this is not the same natal chart you’ve seen before). It is determined by moving your birthday one day forward for every year you get older, for example If you’re born on September 25th 1994, and you’re 22 years old, your progressed birthday would be October 17th, 1994.

You get a whole new moon sign:

Secondary Progressed Moon in Aries: At this period of time, you’re rambunctious, eager to experience life by boldly jumping into activities you haven’t done before! You probably aren’t thinking everything thru or applying caution, rather, you are living in the moment. You feel very passionate and eager to explore. Later in life you will look back at this year wishing you could have done things differently as you’ll realize you were rash and un-grounded.

Secondary Progressed Moon in Taurus: You are settling down from your previous moon sign, more inclined to be a homebody than an explorer. You are taking practical steps to get your life together, rather than putting too much emphasis on the present. You look back at yourself a year or two ago and think wow I was an idiot! Food is very important to you during this time.

Secondary Progressed Moon in Gemini: You are diversifying your interests, enthralled by learning new things as this point of life. You are gaining the ability to be more adaptable and view more possibilities of situations, rather than being obstinate about your opinions. This openness to change your mind leads you to more wisdom than the times you were stubborn.

Secondary Progressed Moon in Cancer: You are finding it in your heart to nurture other people instead of question what they said as you did before. You are feeling emotions to their fullest capacity, unless if you’re embodying the OTHER dynamic of Cancer, which is to become guarded and hardened like the crab shell, feeling afraid to let others get close to you. I encourage you to develop emotional maturity during this point of your life, finding the balance between being touchy-feely, sympathetic, and coddling others, with the strength to not let yourself form an unhealthy attachment or drown in the sea of feelings.

Secondary Progressed Moon in Leo: Now is your time to shine! At this point in life you feel the need to gain recognition and to know that others have a positive impression of you. Your ego drives you to excel in all that you do! You feel generous and creative during this time, but may be unaware of the ways that you are coming off as selfish.

Secondary Progressed Moon in Virgo: You are refining your skills at this point in life by learning specific methods, moving one step at a time, paying attention to details. You are realizing that every little thing has to be lined up in order to have a business or project be successful. You may be tempted to be critical of others who do things below your standard.

Secondary Progressed Moon in Libra: You are learning to see the bigger picture, being that open minded socialite who listens to many perspectives, instead of being stuck on narrow minded viewpoints. At this point in life you feel the need to be around other people instead of isolating yourself. You find yourself in the middle of drama out of your urge to harmonize!

Secondary Progressed Moon in Scorpio: You are soul searching at this point of your life, perhaps even facing things that are dark and uncomfortable. What happens to you during this time feels like hurtful hardships that make you stronger. You are feeling like you have to defend yourself as other people are trying to knock your confidence at this point.

Secondary Progressed Moon in Sagittarius: You are eager to seek excitement after feeling bogged down by intensity. You feel a daring compulsion to try something you would have been hesitant to do before. You are expanding your horizons at this point, maybe feeling an inclination to spirituality or understanding other cultures. You speak with such passion that you need to be wary of putting your foot in your mouth! You may end up doing something wild that gets you in trouble or maybe your spontaneity goes too far.

Secondary Progressed Moon in Capricorn: You now realize what a fool you were before and learn how to be more sensible and cautious. You are feeling things deeply, but not showing them to everyone. At this point you would rather build your life than take chances. You passionately indulge in earthly pleasures, savoring healthy practices. The shadow of this time period is feeling deprived in some way, perhaps working yourself so much that you don’t have the opportunity to be spontaneous. You aren’t feeling nurtured as other people place high expectations on you, that you realize you have to become more focused in order to succeed right now.

Secondary Progressed Moon in Aquarius: You may be feeling skeptical about ideas or people you once held dear. You are going thru a phase of being disheartened and cynical. However, you do want to socialize with that amiable, Aquarian sparkle! You have the choice to make this point of life be about forming true friendships and finding your brilliance! You feel like rebelling against rules that appear unnecessary to you.

Secondary Progressed Moon in Pisces: You feel like going with the flow and just taking life as it comes at this point. You would rather find peace than be conflict seeking right now. Use caution about not letting yourself get carried away by things or people that are too good to be true. Make it a point to ground yourself during this time as you likely have a tendency for escapism.

Stay tuned for my upcoming post about your Secondary Progressed Moon PHASE! Wouldn’t you like to know whether you’re embodying the full moon or the fresh beginnings of the new moon?

If you would like a more in depth interpretation of what your Secondary Progressed moon means for you (I can write many pages all about you), and to find yourself through understanding how all your other planets have progressed, message me for a reading! I can even predict what experiences you will have in the future based on how planetary transits interact with your progressed charts! AcaiPsycheLife.tumblr.com

Sellieve Neptune

Going against Tradition

“Nurses are open-minded, and welcoming.”

Except.

On graduating: “Go right to Med Surg, you have to do your time there first”

As nursing students, graduate nurses, and practicing nurses, we have a great appreciation for older experienced nurses who have paved the way for us, but where is it written in the literature that nurses are only successful in specialized disciplines such as ED or ICU if they’ve had two years Med Surg under their belt?

On having to teach new nurses in a specialty; “I’m tired of all these new nurses not knowing basics, why can’t they do a couple of years of med surg?”

Without undermining the level of acuity in emergent and critical care, or the need for speed, Med Surg is actually a specialty too, so it sort of undermines this area by implying you are sentenced there before moving onto greener pastures. And as a not-so-afterthought, didn’t we all start somewhere? Didn’t we all begin not knowing the basics? Isn’t it possible that with the right support, and solid orientation (without burning out the same preceptors over and over again), a nurse can be successful in any specialty? Are we determining failure is imminent, based solely on what’s been tradition? Are we discouraging nurses from pursuing their dream specialty, forcing them to do one they aren’t happy in, merely because it’s “always been done his way?” Or is our energy better spent simply supporting fellow nurses whatever their choices may be?

If you have the will and drive to learn fast, the ability to work under fire, the stones it takes to stand up to physicians,supervisors,  families, and advocate for your patient, the mastery of a detective, mediator, the courage to admit you fucked up and humility to learn from it, and then go back again the next day with an intense desire to do better, the relentless and unquenchable thirst for learning - then you’re a nurse. It doesn’t matter where.

Nursing is nursing, every role is specialized.
It takes a tough cookie just to be a nurse  🍪

Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation (part 2)

Read part 1 HERE  for rules 1 to 50.

Originally posted by mercurieux

51. Wear not your Cloths, foul, ripped or Dusty but See they be Brush’d once every day at least and take heed that you approach not to any Uncleaness.

52. In your Apparel be Modest and endeavour to accommodate Nature, rather than to procure Admiration keep to the Fashion of your equals Such as are Civil and orderly with respect to Times and Places.

53. Run not in the Streets, neither go too slowly nor with Mouth open go not Shaking your Arms kick not the earth with your feet, go not upon the Toes, nor in a Dancing fashion.

54. Play not the Peacock, looking every where about you, to See if you be well Deck’t, if your Shoes fit well, if your Stockings sit neatly, and Cloths handsomely.

55. Eat not in the Streets, nor in the House, out of Season.

56. Associate yourself with Men of good Quality if you Esteem your own Reputation; for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad Company. (Associate with good people. It is better to be alone than in bad company)

57. In walking up and Down in a House, only with One in Company if he be Greater than yourself, at the first give him the Right hand and Stop not till he does and be not the first that turns, and when you do turn let it be with your face towards him, if he be a Man of Great Quality, walk not with him Cheek by Joul but Somewhat behind him; but yet in Such a Manner that he may easily Speak to you.

58. Let your Conversation be without Malice or Envy, for 'tis a Sign of a Tractable and Commendable Nature: And in all Causes of Passion admit Reason to Govern. (Always allow reason to govern your actions.)

59. Never express anything unbecoming, nor Act against the Rules Moral before your inferiors. (Never break the rules in front of your subordinates.)

60. Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret. (Some things are better kept secret.)

61. Utter not base and frivolous things amongst grave and Learn’d Men nor very Difficult Questions or Subjects, among the Ignorant or things hard to be believed, Stuff not your Discourse with Sentences amongst your Betters nor Equals.

62. Speak not of doleful Things in a Time of Mirth or at the Table; Speak not of Melancholy Things as Death and Wounds, and if others Mention them Change if you can the Discourse tell not your Dreams, but to your intimate Friend.

63. A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred. (A person should not overly value their own accomplishments.)

64. Break not a Jest where none take pleasure in mirth Laugh not aloud, nor at all without Occasion, deride no mans Misfortune, tho’ there Seem to be Some cause.

65. Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.

66. Be not forward but friendly and Courteous; the first to Salute hear and answer & be not Pensive when it’s a time to Converse.

67. Detract not from others neither be excessive in Commanding. (Do not detract from others nor be overbearing in giving orders.)

68. Go not thither, where you know not, whether you Shall be Welcome or not. Give not Advice without being Ask’d & when desired do it briefly. (Do not go where you are not wanted. Do not give unasked-for advice.)

69. If two contend together take not the part of either unconstrained; and be not obstinate in your own Opinion, in Things indifferent be of the Major Side. (If two people disagree, do not take one side or the other. Be flexible in your own opinions and when you don’t care, take the majority opinion.)

70. Reprehend not the imperfections of others for that belongs to Parents Masters and Superiors. (Do not correct others when it is not your place to do so.)

Originally posted by periodpoppycock

71. Gaze not on the marks or blemishes of Others and ask not how they came. What you may Speak in Secret to your Friend deliver not before others.

72. Speak not in an unknown Tongue in Company but in your own Language and that as those of Quality do and not as the Vulgar; Sublime matters treat Seriously.

73. Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.

74. When Another Speaks be attentive your Self and disturb not the Audience if any hesitate in his Words help him not nor Prompt him without desired, Interrupt him not, nor Answer him till his Speech be ended.

75. In the midst of Discourse ask not of what one treateth but if you Perceive any Stop because of your coming you may well entreat him gently to Proceed: If a Person of Quality comes in while your Conversing it’s handsome to Repeat what was said before.

76. While you are talking, Point not with your Finger at him of Whom you Discourse nor Approach too near him to whom you talk especially to his face.

77. Treat with men at fit Times about Business & Whisper not in the Company of Others.

78. Make no Comparisons and if any of the Company be Commended for any brave act of Virtue, commend not another for the Same. (Don’t compare yourselves amongst yourselves.)

79. Be not apt to relate News if you know not the truth thereof. In Discoursing of things you Have heard Name not your Author always A Secret Discover not. (Do not be quick to talk about something when you don’t have all the facts.)

80. Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.

Originally posted by matt-smith-gifs

81. Be not Curious to Know the Affairs of Others neither approach those that Speak in Private. (Do not be curious about the affairs of others.)

82. Undertake not what you cannot Perform but be Careful to keep your Promise. (Do not start what you cannot finish. Keep your promises.)

83. When you deliver a matter do it without Passion & with Discretion, however mean the Person be you do it too.

84. When your Superiors talk to any Body hearken not neither Speak nor Laugh.

85. In Company of these of Higher Quality than yourself Speak not 'til you are ask’d a Question then Stand upright put of your Hat & Answer in few words.

86. In Disputes, be not So Desirous to Overcome as not to give Liberty to each one to deliver his Opinion and Submit to the Judgment of the Major Part especially if they are Judges of the Dispute.

87. Let thy carriage be such as becomes a Man Grave Settled and attentive to that which is spoken. Contradict not at every turn what others Say.

88. Be not tedious in Discourse, make not many Digressions, nor repeat often the Same manner of Discourse.

89. Speak not Evil of the absent for it is unjust. (Do not speak badly of those who are not present.)

90. Being Set at meat Scratch not neither Spit Cough or blow your Nose except there’s a Necessity for it.

Originally posted by foodincinema

91. Make no Shew of taking great Delight in your Victuals, Feed not with Greediness; cut your Bread with a Knife, lean not on the Table, neither find fault with what you Eat.

92. Take no Salt or cut Bread with your Knife Greasy.

93. Entertaining any one at table it is decent to present him with meat, Undertake not to help others undesired by the Master.

94. If you Soak bread in the Sauce let it be no more than what you put in your Mouth at a time and blow not your broth at Table but Stay till Cools of it’s Self.

95. Put not your meat to your Mouth with your Knife in your hand, neither Spit forth the Stones of any fruit Pye upon a Dish nor Cast anything under the table.

96. It’s unbecoming to Stoop much to ones Meat Keep your Fingers clean & when foul wipe them on a Corner of your Table Napkin.

97. Put not another bit into your Mouth 'til the former be Swallowed let not your Morsels be too big for the Jowls. (Don’t take so big a bite that you must chew with your mouth open.)

98. Drink not nor talk with your mouth full neither Gaze about you while you are a Drinking.

99. Drink not too leisurely nor yet too hastily. Before and after Drinking wipe your Lips breath not then or Ever with too Great a Noise, for its uncivil.

100. Cleanse not your teeth with the Table Cloth Napkin Fork or Knife but if Others do it let it be done with a Pick Tooth.

Originally posted by southerntinkerbelle

101. Rinse not your Mouth in the Presence of Others.

102. It is out of use to call upon the Company often to Eat nor need you Drink to others every Time you Drink.

103. In Company of your Betters be not longer in eating than they are lay not your Arm but only your hand upon the table.

104 It belongs to the Chiefest in Company to unfold his Napkin and fall to Meat first, But he ought then to Begin in time & to Dispatch with Dexterity that the Slowest may have time allowed him.

105. Be not Angry at Table whatever happens & if you have reason to be so, Shew it not but on a Cheerful Countenance especially if there be Strangers for Good Humour makes one Dish of Meat a Feast.

106. Set not yourself at the upper of the Table but if it Be your Due or that the Master of the house will have it So, Contend not, least you Should Trouble the Company.

107. If others talk at Table be attentive but talk not with Meat in your Mouth. (Show interest in others conversation, but don’t talk with your mouth full.)

108. When you Speak of God or his Attributes, let it be Seriously & with Reverence. Honour & Obey your Natural Parents although they be Poor.

109. Let your Recreations be Manful not Sinful.

110. Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience. (Don’t allow yourself to become jaded, cynical or calloused.)

Weigh Me Down

[Inspired by Lorn’s ‘Weigh Me Down’, I decided to come to terms with how bad my PTSD has gotten lately with the help of that scene in Tales ep 5 where Rhys terminates Jack. 

Trigger warning for: Depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, dissociation, blood and general violence.]


Reasonable arguments are out of the question at this particular point of his life, he has long given up on trying to put some sense into the other man. He’s obstinate, deaf to opinions, and basically a condescending bastard. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how unbearable he is, to be quite honest.

Rhys is so done with the sorry excuse of a Handsome Jack knockoff he allowed to reside so shamelessly in his head.

Their minds have been connected up to some point, so the young man is quite sure the rotten little bundle of codes has felt his frustration and eventually, the utmost feeling of lethargy. He’s not sure the man’s capable of feeling the tiniest piece of empathy, though, so nothing really matters.

There’s one thing that matters, however. He keeps repeating the words in his head, it’s been a while since he started doing that; ever since he made the grave mistake of trusting Jack, to be exact (I mean, trusting the CEO who is notorious for his kill streak and narcissism over a bunch of Pandoran scum is the right thing to do, right?)

Right. Jack’s started yammering about something again and Rhys is in no mood to put up with the man. He starts with the words that have become his mantra as of late, basically talking to himself, “You weigh me down…” He doesn’t care if he’s going mad, he gave up on telling himself he’s a sane person long time ago.

As he sifts through the glorious wreckage that was once the mighty Helios, he ignores the glitching face appearing on the broken screens. He’s talking about betrayal like he has any right to after betraying Rhys himself.

Rhys has no one to blame but himself about that, really. He knew what Jack was like from the very start, but was too blinded by his fascination with the man that he chose to ignore the thorns the AI so happily stuck in his side for the sake of worshipping him like a god.

“You weigh me down.” he mutters, jumping over and ducking under the broken mess. And Jack. Still. Talks.

Breaking things down to build them anew is a thing Jack’s into now, apparently. Even though he doesn’t reside in his head anymore, Rhys can feel Jack’s booming, albeit stuttering voice in his body. Wasn’t that his goal anyway? Take over Helios, take over Rhys’s body, take over Hyperion, take over the universe. Right?

Right. “You weigh me…” Rhys is so damn tired, of running, of trying, of simply existing. He can feel depression tugging at the corners of his mind. “You weigh me down.” Maybe he should just give up. He raises his head, eyeing Jack’s colossal figure looking down at him.

He looks so pained, so vulnerable. He looks so sympathetic, so interested in Rhys.

He looks like the god damn liar he is, and he. Still. Tries. 

Unbelievable as the whole situation that’s been dominating his life is, haggardness is what guides Rhys and not Jack’s spiel. “Give me a drug and I’ll take it.” he speaks up, his emotionless voice cracking. Jack actually shuts up for a moment to regard Rhys with a surprised expression. He makes a comment about not wanting to hurt Rhys, so what the hell are you talking about, cupcake?

The grim smile darkening the host’s face is the only reply the persistent virus gets. He returns to his monologue, not fazed by the sudden mood change.

Rhys is simply feeling suicidal, looking for a way to stop existing; he has no goal in life anymore, nothing to be proud of. Hyperion is gone, so are the con artists and his friends; Jack continues to subsist and there’s seemingly nothing Rhys can do about any of this. No hope, no thrill, no trust. “Watching you sharpen knives.”

Then he hears it: a gentle whir from behind him. He turns around sluggishly to see the USB drive from before, the one connected to that dumb golden wheeled office chair, heading mercilessly for his head (Huh. Funny pun, Rhys knows).

He may want to give up with this shitty life, but welcoming Jack back into his mind is the last thing he needs-

But he’s too slow. 

The thin long device lodged easily into his port, he thinks maybe he’s being punished for his sins. He lets out a yelp that borders on a scream when he feels Jack being transferred into his head, forcing himself onto Rhys and abusing his host with his arrogant greed.

The man himself now stands before him like he did for so long, an evil smile gracing his sharp features. Rhys thinks “Handsome” Jack must be a name chosen sarcastically, because the sneer on this man’s face, the way his brows furrow, the way he squints his eyes… He’s just so damn ugly, inside and out.

Screw dying.

…oookay, maybe not. Jack making him strangle himself with his own arm has become an old trick he’s very bored of at this point, but the AI seems like he actually plans to kill Rhys this time. Well, shit. He flails and fights as the corners of his vision start to get darker. He yearns for oxygen, wheezing pathetically for air- then he notices a piece of metal that went through the wall after the fall of the space station. Perfect opportunity, unlike Jack’s shitty city.

He jams his arm onto the metal, almost gurgling in pain and lack of air in the process. He pushes and he pulls.

You weigh me down.

The arm goes offline and Rhys can breathe again. Jack’s back to his monologue.

“You give me hell but I’ll make it.” Rhys interrupts, forcing pressure on his arm to tear it off like one tears a piece of paper into two. If there wasn’t so much blood, he’d give himself a mental pat on the back for being such a badass. Naturally, he simply ends up letting out an agonized whine.

He falls down and sits on his ass, watching Jack saunter close like a lion and loom over him menacingly. The AI threatens him, boasting that he’ll never go away; he might rip off an arm (“Big deal, Rhysie!”) but what is a metal arm to a god, to Hyperion himself? Jack does not receive the terrified reaction he was waiting for, as Rhys is too distracted by his ECHO eye malfunctioning at this point to understand the words spilling from the other’s mouth.

…his ECHO implements.

He looks at Jack, stupefied and mouth slightly agape. The AI opens his arms in a welcoming gesture, assuming Rhys has finally seen how much of a raw power he has. They smile simultaneously, but the reasons behind Jack’s gloating grin and Rhys’s sour smirk are completely different.

You weigh me…

His remaining hand gropes at the floor, coming back with a piece of glass secured snugly between his fingers. Jack does not notice, too busy with his ideals and dreams.

You weigh me down.

He experimentally presses the glass to his port, and finally, finally Jack notices what’s going on. He looks scared, good. Rhys gives him a watery leer as he tears the ECHOport from his temple with the help of the glass shard. He screams, and Jack yells; his hand comes down on his lap, bloodied. His eyes have not left Jack’s, not even for a moment. Now, though, he feels like he’s watching his body move from afar, like he’s not a part of it anymore. He wonders if he’s dissociating or it’s the pain and blood loss. Maybe it’s Jack taking control, who knows? He certainly doesn’t.

He stands up with great effort, he won’t let this pathetic man look down on him while they scream at each other.

Why won’t he go away anyway? God, Rhys is so done with Jack.

Right.

Still feeling the disconnection between his mind and his body, he moves the bloodied glass shard closer to his ECHOeye; both men watch each other with wide eyes and quickened breaths.

“I’ve still got one good eye…” The shard picks at the bright blue eye. Jack falls to his knees, his form flickering in the ECHOeye’s malfunctioning vision. Rhys smiles sardonically as Jack begs. “Blind as a fool, I can fake it, telling the truth with lies.” The eye is off the socket, held by an assembly of wires connecting his sight to his brain. It’s gonna be painful as hell, he knows, but it’ll be worth it. 

He pulls. Jack lunges at him. “It won’t be long ‘til I break it.”

The pain is blinding.

Jack is gone.

He can hear the fires going off in various places, smell blood and feel the dust. The Pandoran night welcomes the remains of Helios along with Rhys in a dangerous embrace.

Silence engulfs the existence, gracing Rhys’s trembling figure with a moment to take it all in; a terrified sigh escapes him in the next moment as feelings return to his body in full force.

'Cause you know, you know… 

He’s gone. For real. Forever. Despite the pain, Rhys can feel a dumb smile tugging at his lips.

You weigh me down.

His body hits the ground, but he doesn’t feel the impact. He tries to keep his head up, still smiling, the perfect mockery of the condescending Hyperion smile.

Darkness welcomes him, with no Jack this time.

anonymous asked:

I just heard a story through the news about vets training their own service dogs as a form of therapy, a imagine Steve adopting his own service dog named after someone he misses

Sam had said it off-hand in the way that he’d probably picked up from his Mama.  

“They have this great program down in Louisiana now where vets are training their own service dogs.  I think New York is starting a program soon.”  He tilted the end of his pint glass nonchalantly towards the woman in the corner who had a golden retriever curled up by her feet in a dark blue vest.  “Oh, shit! Another touchdown for the Giants!” Sam did a little victory dance on his bar stool.

Just like that.  Conversation from observation and then he drops it like it’s nothing.

Steve knew exactly what Sam was doing but it still worked; he kept thinking about that woman and her dog and a month later, when New York opened their own Veterans Service Dog Training Program, Steve snagged himself a spot.

And a Scottish terrier that he named Dugan.  (He’d originally started calling the dog Monty, but after he found the puppy snuffling around by Tony’s tumbler of scotch, he renamed him Dugan and scolded Tony about puppy-proofing).

They attended training classes four days a week and practiced constantly.  Dugan was a faster learner (with opinions) and would grunt and grumble at Steve from a spot just beside Steve.  

Today they were practicing sitting and staying.  

“How did you manage to pick a dog as obstinate and opinionated as you?”  Tony’s watching Dugan stamp his feet: wanting to be good but too young to stay still for too long.

Steve shrugged, calling Dugan over to him.  He reached down to scratch behind Dugan’s ears in reward – he’d managed a ten-foot distance, this time.  “Just lucky, I guess.”

flowerapplejacks  asked:

"Unlike Peridot, who has very prominent, exaggerated flinch responses." Forgive me if you've discussed this already, but I'm curious. What do you mean by this? I personally don't subscribe to the "Peridot may've been physically abused theory" but if you would clarify some possible red flags you've seen with her?

First in The Return, Jasper’s behavior. Conspicuously, Jasper never actually grabs Peridot, which I find suspicious because Jasper’s physically all over everybody else, especially Lapis and Garnet, both of whom are trying to prevent Jasper from holding/pushing/grabbing them. Even angry, stressed, and trying to order Peridot to do something, Jasper points at her, once, but doesn’t touch Peridot.

The thing is, Jasper seemingly knows Peridot, and thus seems to know Peridot’s history. So, the fact that Jasper, who is the only one who’s spent more time than what we’ve seen on screen outside of a few conversations with Peridot, and talks to her familiarly, never touches Peridot.

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1stjan  asked:

aquarius mars........how u feel

since aqua is a fixed sign you can be so PAINFULLY stubborn .. it’s your way or the fucking high way !! you guys need to stop being so scattered and mischievous ? y’all know how to EXACTLY how to play others like a fiddle and you use it to your advantage ! y’all are so willful and obstinate in your own opinions like a taurus mars that you can be just as annoying as them. aqua mars folk need to open their ears and listen to others. you guys aren’t always right just bc you think your perspective and mindset is SOOOOOO “eccentric” and “odd” .. get the fuck out of here with that shit sis lmfao

always-theoptimist  asked:

Heyyy, I check your blog every day :) i love it so much but ive heard that each of the zodiac signs are completely different in their younger years, like early teens. So i wanted to know how to tell if each zodiac sign likes you if theyre in their early teens. For instance I hear a lot that Aries guys are confident and cocky when it comes to women, but i recently heard that theyre very shy and not so confident at a young age, so how can I tell? Please find the time to answer this. x

Yes the signs can actually be quite different sometimes when younger. Here are a series of post I did for some basic and random information on the signs as teenagers.

A younger Aries still has that energy and competitiveness but they are actually less selfish than adult Aries and have more of a spunky attitude rather than an aggressive or explosive one. They’re confident in their school work and ability to get things done but not really confident in going after a crush. But many Aries can have a fascination with the opposite sex, sex in general, flirting, relationships, etc. sooner than a lot of their peers. But there is definitely an awkwardness to them when young and because of their fragile and in develop ego they are super sensitive and wary of initiating when it comes to their love interest. But it usually doesn’t take long for Aries to develop their confidence and go-getter attitude. Because of their fascination with sexual matters they usually get ahead in the game of dating compared to other young people. A young Aries is also naive and naturally trusting and this is why their selfish side doesn’t completely form until later. After getting hurt over and over again they start to look out for their self more. Once the ego completely forms they have a balance of great selfishness and generosity.

Believe it or not, a young Taurus is a lot more reckless and impulsive than the Taurus you might know today. Their need for security in relationships is still there and always will be and they can find this throughout all the different relationships one has when growing up. But their need for all other security, their calmness, patience, and more careful nature comes with maturity. A young Taurus is also coming to terms with their stubbornness a lot. As a child they are certainly stubborn little things but when they get older in middle school and high school they are forced to learn how to work with others and their stubbornness can actually fade away for a little while in life. Don’t worry, when older their unmoving side comes back and stronger once they’ve realized what they want and don’t want in life.

Gemini does mature as they get older but a lot of their personality actually stays the same throughout life. I know, surprising for the “changeable” sign. Gemini is known as the youthful sign after all and they never lose their energy and youthful nature. Gemini learns how to handle situations more gracefully and develops their morals as they age. Their interest and ideas may bounce around throughout life but ultimately they are always the same Gemini you knew as a kid.

Cancer can actually have a little bit of a rebellious side when younger but is usually still a “good kid”. Family is still close to their heart but they don’t appreciate it as much until they grow up. Cancer is the type who might sneak out to see a boy/girl and might attend a party or two but they would never make their mother cry or cause any real trouble. A young Cancer can also have quite the identity crisis. Every teenager is trying to create themselves but a Cancer can have this struggle between the identity that their family gave them and the identity that they want. The young Cancer explores a lot and eventually comes to terms with who they are, what is important, and what is in their heart once they’ve matured.

The Leo teenager can be all over the place but you probably won’t notice… Leo has developed their confident exterior quick in life and even if they aren’t showy or outgoing there is still some sort of outer exterior that is good at hiding what they are feeling. A young Leo is probably really insecure. They are sorting out all different aspects of their life from exploring their creativity to being fascinated by drama and love to having a desire to lead and make a difference somehow. It is a fight to learn how to get over their insecurities but Leo can do it. True confidence, self-appreciation, focus, and their leadership skills comes with growth and self-discovery.

So…Virgo was even more critical and judgmental when young. Tolerance and understanding is something a Virgo can learn when they mature. A young Virgo however is strong in their discerning nature and is trying to learn how to use it and come to terms with it. A young Virgo can get into elitist or snobbish behavior. They can also be distant and fickle in love. Virgo being a mutual sign and being ruled by Mercury has so much energy and yet they are an earth sign who desires routine and stability. A young Virgo can be torn apart by these aspects (and can actually struggle with these energies even when older) and trying to have a secure relationship when young can be hard for them.

Libra when younger can be unbalanced. Their desire to belong, fit in, and to be liked is super strong when younger and this influence combined with hormones and a need for balance actually makes them out of tune with themselves. Everyone is exploring their identity in middle school and high school but a Libra can easily fall into trying to form their identity around others. When older this part of Libra is usually expressed in romantic relationships or through their career. Once they age they can find inner balance and harmony as well as independence.

Scorpio probably hasn’t come to terms with their dark side yet when young but is definitely fascinated by it. A Scorpio’s curiosity in dark topics usually explodes in late middle school and then goes on throughout adulthood. A young Scorpio can do a whole lot of inner exploring. From their manipulative side to their jealousy to their natural magnetism they are sure to go through a lot of drama and if they don’t, expect it later on in life. When young, a Scorpio is also discovering what they are passionate about and what/who they sympathize with. Their intensity however hasn’t completely manifested because they are still learning who they are and what they stand for. When it comes to romantic relationships a young Scorpio is actually quite the hopeless romantic and can be used and hurt way more than you would expect. But they learn a lot from all their romantic endeavors and can become much more in control when older.

Young Sagittarius is very giving and might get walked on a lot. They still have that cheery, adventurous spark but their spunk and attitude comes on later in life. Friends of theirs might even notice a more confident and vocal individual once they come to the end of high school/beginning of college. A Sagittarius can be naive when young and their reckless side is just coming out. Sagittarius is known as the sign of experiences but when younger they are actually more of an observer. As they grow they learn their need and want to jump right in and experience life.

Young Capricorn has an undertone of seriousness but most people just see their goofy and witty side. Most tend to do well in school as their hardworking side just comes naturally. While Capricorn is a reserved sign when younger they can be extremely distant and withdrawn. Exploring of emotions and making deeper connections usually happens as they mature. Young Capricorns can also be highly interested in more dark subjects than an older Capricorn. Capricorn is associated with death, winter, harvest, the horror genre, Gothic architecture and art, the cold, ice, and dark humor. They may explore these topics the most when young and then maybe again when much older as in when they are elderly. When adults they are too preoccupied with work, their ambitions, and life in general to dive into morbid stuff (unless they make a career out of it somehow like writing horror books or becoming a mortician). Also a mature Capricorn gets more in tune with the lighter side of life and the lighter side of themselves. (No matter how old or young Capricorn does have to be careful of cynicism). A Capricorn is likely to be an overachiever but for the rare chances that a Capricorns does bad in school they are highly likely to get their act together fast either right after or right before graduation. Or they will find an alternative way to succeed and live out their ambitions.

A young Aquarius will be just as quirky as they are when older. Aquarius is known for being distant and observing everyone and everything. A young Aquarius is actually much more involved and has a huge drive to experiment. Aquarius is always open and experimental throughout their life but when younger they go about it differently. For example an older Aquarius is always down to party and join a protest but you hardly ever talk to them on the phone for long periods of time and they are super hesitant to get involved in romantic relationships. A young Aquarius is more willing to create close bonds with friends and lovers. Deep conversations are interesting (although they still aren’t one to share their feelings but likes to listen). They can also be more forceful yet less unmovable when younger. When they get older they get more opinionated, more obstinate, but less aggressive.

A young Pisces can be a bit clumsy, might not have the best fashion sense and is highly playful. As they get older all they really do is mature and learn how to deal with the real world. But one big difference between a young Pisces and an adult is that a younger Pisces tries to desperately hide their feelings a lot. When they get older they become highly expressive with their emotions. A Pisces can also get more sensitive as they age.

Why would God make us all so different if he wanted us to be the same?
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