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Thu Feb 16, 2012, 07:30 PM

If the discussion group is ready for Rick's Exquisite Zodiac..

I finished it this am, and would love to begin..

There is another thread that we have started, but for a fresh start we can commence here.


To Rick: You are a genius, and this extraordinary book on astrology is, among other wondrous things, beautifully written. It was crafted in such a way as to make it easy for me to understand, a definite layman, compared to most that frequent here.

It may take me a while to write my review for Amazon, so please be patient. I want it to be good.

For one thing, it is clear, you truly love your work. You have romanced it, made a bouquet from your garden of waltzing wildflowers, and took it dancing through the planetary ballroom and as a result, you have made your readers fall in love with astrology as well.

But the idea you have introduced(at least I've never heard of it before), of evolving signs as it coincides to evolving man just as everything in the universe is connected, is truly fantastic, and I think quite timely for the world to know, especially now.

I didn't enjoy the book more just because I know you. I enjoyed this exceptional book the most, because of all the books on astrology, this is the only one that touched me at a soul level. I think I get it now, at least the aspects you painted. Yes, painted, with a heart shaped crystal ball.

Did I mention, I loved it!??

Bravo Rick! Bravo!
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Reply If the discussion group is ready for Rick's Exquisite Zodiac.. (Original post)
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 OP
BlueIris Feb 2012 #1
WolverineDG Feb 2012 #2
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #3
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #4
Tumbulu Feb 2012 #6
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #7
Tumbulu Feb 2012 #8
Howler Feb 2012 #5
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #9
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #12
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #13
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #14
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #16
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #15
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #17
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #18
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #20
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #22
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #23
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #24
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #25
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #26
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #27
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #28
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #29
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #30
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #31
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #33
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #35
Remember Me Feb 2012 #39
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #42
Celebration Feb 2012 #10
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #11
WolverineDG Feb 2012 #19
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #21
Ricochet21 Mar 2012 #52
WolverineDG Mar 2012 #53
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #32
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #34
FrogStatue Mar 2012 #55
kimmerspixelated Mar 2012 #56
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #36
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #37
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #38
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #41
Remember Me Feb 2012 #40
kimmerspixelated Feb 2012 #43
Ricochet21 Feb 2012 #44
kimmerspixelated Mar 2012 #45
Ricochet21 Mar 2012 #46
kimmerspixelated Mar 2012 #47
Ricochet21 Mar 2012 #48
kimmerspixelated Mar 2012 #49
kimmerspixelated Mar 2012 #50
Ricochet21 Mar 2012 #51
kimmerspixelated Mar 2012 #54

Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 08:49 PM

1. Bravo, indeed!

Go, Rickers!

Everyone be sure to write nice things about him on Amazon.com and anywhere else he can get some great publicity.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 09:19 PM

2. I ordered it but

the order was cancelled by the shipper. Rick explained why, but I don't know when I'll be able to order it.

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 10:48 PM

3. It's back on the shelf

Order now from Amazon and you'll have it soon, or you'll have it tonite if you have a Kindle.

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 01:09 PM

6. I ordered mine weeks ago and it is still not here- and no explanation either

so I suspect they are waiting for the new back cover. In the meantime I'll enjoy reading what everyone here has to say about it.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 09:04 PM

7. I'm so sorry

where did you order it from? Things appear to be back to normal now.

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 18, 2012, 12:26 AM

8. I wrote too soon= as it was at the Post Office today!

Yeah!!!!!! So, I will be able to participate in this discussion. I ordered it from Amazon....I should have ordered it directly from you Rick- sorry.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2012, 12:16 PM

5. what I loved best about this book is.....

It gave an in depth and diminsional look at all the signs.
For instance You are a leo but!!! Your subconcious motivations are actually inspired by the work of cancer.
AND if you grow as a leo you will learn the potential lessons of your oppisite sign which if Leo would be aquarius.
It gives a really in depth look at what signs your planets are in and the potential evolution your soul could take this time around.

Plus its got alot of cultural references and touch stones . Its a very warm and inviteing, witty way to learn about the signs.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 08:18 PM

9. Burning question about the book.



WHY DO AQUARIANS LOVE TO LEAVE???

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 09:41 PM

12. I worked on that one for so long

I want to hear what you have to say. Just about everything in the book comes from repetitive experience.
Why do they love to leave? Think about it.

Hell, this is like a riddle!

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 10:12 PM

13. Heh..interactive.. I like that!

Crap, you know what happens when I start thinking!

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 10:13 PM

14. Give me a moment or two...

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 12:48 AM

16. I'm not running this show.

I do find it very entertaining, like the time I showed one of my movies in a theatre. You never know what you're going to get.
I'll have to shut up.

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 10:20 PM

15. One of the answers might be...

that they are needing to GO to the next(ultimate) level-Pisces, BUUUT! Wouldn't that be true of all the signs? That they need to go/evolve to the next level?

But I think you meant something else, truly I do..so let me see, let me SEE!

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 12:49 AM

17. Another question might be

what are they "leaving"?

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:01 PM

18. Okay, Okay, Okay...

I must say I love how you always give me more to THINK about..even with the paradox of wanting me to think LESS!

Yes, I have been looking over my past "leavings", and mostly coming to the conclusion of wanting to depart from something that confines or doesn't fit. However, as I THINK of other details during the day I will update this post.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:47 PM

20. BINGO

Kimmers wins 10 coins

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 03:51 PM

22. I finally get something right!

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 04:01 PM

23. Okay, Now...

If Aquarians love to leave...

because they often(according to the Bingo Moment) feel confined in places, things, jobs that don't fit, then the subset question would be:

Why are they frequently putting themselves in confining places that don't fit????

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 04:26 PM

24. Who said "they" were?

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:49 PM

25. dOH!

oKAY, FORGET THE THEY..

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:57 PM

26. BACKTRACKING...

So if Aquarians love to leave because of confinement and not fitting, is it safe to say that it is also because
they are always moving forward in the grand scheme of things, you know...ahead of their time?
..Snap..I feel like there is yet another reason...

Oh, Oh! Maybe because secretly they want to lead..lead others away??

Piddle. Now I'm just rambling!

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:00 PM

27. No, I don't think you are rambling.

But, this discussion is not for me, except in rare situations, it's meant to be for discussions among the readers.
I think you're very warm.

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:04 PM

28. Crap, and I have to cook tonight!

I love a mystery. I'll be straining the spaghetti while THINK,THINK, THINKING!..But first I am off to add another post to a thread!

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 09:25 PM

29. Okay, I give up..

unless you want to spread the joy of mystery for another day...

What is the other reason Aquarians love to leave?

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 09:37 PM

30. I didn't say there was another reason

It's because they sense their freedom being trapped, and poof, they split right away.
Many times, they split because it seems like their freedom is going to be trapped, but in actuality, it just becomes a habit.

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:58 PM

31. Oh, okay...I think I

get it. I'm trying to review several episodes in my life, where this was par for the course.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #31)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 10:29 AM

33. It's not just in "relationships"

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #33)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 01:19 PM

35. Sure.

I was thinking about jobs I've left.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #35)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:54 AM

39. You grow out of those situations, or finish the work (or lesson)

 

which I suppose is the same thing as growing out/beyond them.

Uranus can be very on-again-off-again energy (like the alternating current of electricity). I don't know the why of that, but it can be a real PITB when it is found in relationships, usually when someone's Uranus squares a personal planet like the other person's Venus or Mars. (I've also seen natal Uranus square natal Mars in a number of gay men's charts.)

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Response to Remember Me (Reply #39)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:05 AM

42. Boy is the first part of that true

I don't know much about the latter part

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 09:27 PM

10. I just ordered my Kindle today

I'm getting it as soon as it gets here.

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Response to Celebration (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 09:40 PM

11. REMEMBER THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN'T BUDGET A KINDLE

You can buy the Kindle version of the book, and download the reader FOR FREE from Kindle for your PC, not sure about Mac.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:44 PM

19. Ordered it again, looks like it's sticking this time



Should have it sometime this week! Can't wait to get my lil mitts on it!!

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 02:47 PM

21. Yay

I'm glad

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 09:38 PM

52. Did you like it?

I hope!

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #52)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 10:44 PM

53. So far so good!



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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 11:04 PM

32. Regarding Scorpio..

Rick, did I miss the part where you describe why an actual scorpion( insect) is used as the avatar/mascot whatever they are called? I mean the historical details part?

Yes, a Scorpion stings...but there's more to it than that, right?

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #32)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 10:31 AM

34. I didn't cover it

think it over
it's the perfect animal
those matters are covered ad nauseum in many other astro books

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #32)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 01:44 AM

55. sorry to be pedantic

I can't help it, I'm an arthropod geek: scorpions are arachnids.

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Response to FrogStatue (Reply #55)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 07:14 PM

56. Interesting..

Thanks.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 09:28 PM

36. Another thing I noticed in the book.

When mentioning Pisces a few times, Jesus is discussed. I Assume that he was a Capricorn, Dec.25th right?..or were you just bringing up JC as a possible connection to the possibility of him being an actual Piscean, that the dates were all wrong? He certainly acted Piscean, no doubt.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #36)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 10:28 PM

37. There is no way he was born in December, that's a German myth

We "think" he was born in the spring. His ESSENCE was totally, 100% Piscean however.

Not my will, but Thy will = Pisces

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #37)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 10:40 PM

38. Okay...

I'm ignorant about the German myth. But Master J is a Pisces no matter what, no doubt.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #38)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:04 AM

41. He could have been another Sun Sign

with major Pisces and Neptune aspects in his chart. He's the #1 chart astrologers seek.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #36)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 01:59 AM

40. With all that time he spent "away"

 

he probably had his sun in the 12th House.

It's just an astrological joke,

I have no idea about the astrology of Jesus the Christ. My mother was a big fan. I think she lived during that time and may even have known him or was an ardent follower. She might have been a Gnostic -- wasn't that the sect? I've never been enough of a fan to see him as any particular astrological energy. In THIS incarnation, she considered him "Elder Brother" and Way Shower, and not any more divine than the rest of us, just way better at it.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:45 PM

43. Did I read somewhere here,

that you are not in any way endorsing the idea that we may all incarnate into different signs and make our way around?

Why not?

Everything appears to be circular in nature.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #43)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 07:52 PM

44. As I said in the book

I don't believe there is any reason to believe that we experience a lifetime in each sign or in any particular order.
It "appears" to be in circular order, yes.

"Why not?" Your guess is as good as mine.
Mainly because we are not our Sun sign.
I guarantee almost no one can even explain what a "Sun sign" is.

For example, I'm in a Capricorn Sun sign incarnation but am acquiring great Aquarian and Piscean lessons.

Try that question everyone, "What does your Sun sign mean?" "How did you get your "Sun sign?"

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:16 PM

45. I don't think it's been commented on, but

one thing I've noticed is the poetry!

Rick, is it all your verses? I like the style. If it isn't all yours, who, what, where?

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #45)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 11:27 PM

46. It all came in one sitting, directly one after the other

I don't know where it came from

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #46)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 11:35 PM

47. Cool..

Who are your favorite poets?

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #47)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:51 PM

48. Gibran and Rumi

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #48)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 08:38 PM

49. Excellent choices.

I have only gotten to know Rumi within the last coupla years. I finally have an anthology of his.

I have so many...Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, Czeslaw Milosz, and the list goes on...and then tons of unknowns I read almost everyday!

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 08:52 PM

50. I have a question I bet others

have as well. Of course as far as I could tell, you didn't touch on this in EZ, but here goes:

If each sign is an outgrowth of the sign before, then are our best mates always going to be the next one up from ours?

Or maybe our opposite sign in the wheel?

Its been so long since I have looked at that kind of astrology.. or remember who I am best suited for! ..in a way I see this love/mate discussion as part of the "we" in an interesting way.

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Response to kimmerspixelated (Reply #50)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 09:36 PM

51. It is a TOTAL waste of time

to try to match up people via Sun Signs.

See how I gave many of you a list of most of your powerful archetypes a week or so ago? Those same energies WILL be the energies you'll choose in a mate (and may very well not be their "Sun Sign"; it's called chemistry.

Sun Sign astrology is very dangerous.


Seems like this whole "discussion" is between you and me. That's ok too!

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Response to Ricochet21 (Reply #51)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 10:44 PM

54. I'm thinking

they know far more than I do, plus maybe they're shy??!!

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