May 31, 2012 @ 12:01 pm Marisa Sung
She raced in the 1987 America's Cup. Now, up to six guests can join our experienced crew and sail on a piece of legendary yachting history. Hoist the main sail, trim the sheets, and man the helm. All amid the backdrop of the Manhattan Skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
Book your teams now while we still have dates left, and get on board for a truly rare and exciting sail on NYC's most beautiful yacht
America II sails in the evenings from Tuesday to Friday, and twice on Saturday. This is a truly interactive experience with a job for all levels of fitness and ability on board.
Captain Marcus Cholerton-Brown is an expert in developing teamwork in a fun and exciting atmosphere, and he will use his vast experience in corporate entertainment and team building to make your day a huge success.
Basic Charter Fee is $1250, which includes a two hour sail for up to six guests. Additionally, services can be added to make your event bespoke, these include: crew clothing, a Moet Chandon Champagne toast, and access to the Manhattan Yacht Club floating Clubhouse for a sunset beverage. Please do not hesitate to contact Captain Marcus on the numbers below if you have any questions or requests.
All payments go to the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, which is a non-profit organization recognised by the IRS as a 501(c)(3). Donations are tax-deductable to the extent allowed by law. The Foundations Mission is to foster and promote sailing in New York Harbor.
New York Harbor Sailing Foundation
May 30, 2012 @ 10:58 am Marisa Sung
TODAY's ADORABLE AND TALENTED JOURNALIST AND SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT JENNA BUSH HAGER talks with heartthrob British boy band One Direction, who are promoting their new book, "Dare to Dream." The group tells Hager what it's like being a pop sensation, who is the most romantic -- and the shyest -- and who has a girlfriend and how they deal with fame and giggling girls.
May 29, 2012 @ 03:58 pm Marisa Sung
GenArt Global: Kenya
Say HELLO to: Franklin ''Kenyan Stylista'' Saiyalel
Age: 22 years
Occupation: Fashion Blogger/Stylist/Designer
When did you start your blog?: I started my blog (KenyanStylista.tumblr.com) January 2010 and it has grown tremendously!
How would you describe Nairobi's fashion scene?: Fashion is now growing fast in Nairobi, before it was such a drag! People are now seriously dressing up for events, music concerts, fashion shows; its becoming such a big deal now because everyone wants to be in the Tabloids. (Laughs) Which is good because before when people were invited to themed parties or black tie events, people hardly dressed up!
What are the key trends right now in Nairobi?: The key trends right now in Kenya are clothes made from African fabric; people are now starting to appreciate the local textile industries.
What are your must haves for this season?:
1. Chino pants—fitted ones to be exact.
2. The "Stingy" fedora; it's perfect for giving a dose of attitude to even the dourest suit and tie ensemble.
3. Plastic Aviators. Why plastic? It's simply an updated version of the aviator trend from several seasons ago, where almost every eyewear designer released their own take on the iconic big frames.
What other Kenyan blogs do you follow?: Kenyan Blogs I follow: Nanciemwai.com, her blog is about her style and she is the only one I have seen that has pulled it off so well in maintaining a personal fashion blog
Media Madness, he is the Perez Hilton Of Kenya; he will say it as it is, ain't no shame. From politics to entertainment, he has it on lock!
If you pressed play on your iPod right now, what would it be playing?: I love Nigerian music, Asa Naeto C, Timaya, WizKid...I always find myself bogeying to them. They just have a fantastic rhythm to dance to. I listen to a few local artists like Sara Mitaru, Ma3, SautiSol&!51;reason being, they sing what really I can relate to! And the rest include Rihanna, Mary J Blige, Trey Songz and recently I started listening to rap music, so you will find lots of Drake, Lil Wayne and Kanye.
Who are your top three designers?: Locally, Patricia Mbela. I style my clients with her clothes, she always has what I need! There is also John Kaveke, his suits have a good finishing. Internationally, gosh, there are sooo many...Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen (God rest his soul), Balenciaga and Nigeria's Deola Sagoe.
What is something you would absolutely never wear?: Shiny or Glittery clothes and clothes that are too loose fitting.
Twitter of Facebook?: Twitter all the way.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go (and how would you pack!): Tokyo, I love their street style and the stuff there is quite affordable. How would I pack: Probably a big empty suitcase to carry all the new clothes that I will buy from there, plus my iPod, and lotsa cash—SHOPPING!
Who was your favorite designer at the Tribal Chic fashion show?: My Favorite designers were Adele Dejak and Katungulu Mwendwa.
What was the best part of the event? The best part was before and after the show, the guests in attendance had the chance to interact. I got to meet and talk to international actress/model, Noa Tisby who was in attendance with Emmanuelle Chriqui.
Follow Mr. Kenyan Stylista himself for all the deets on local Kenyan style (and sass!) on Twitter
May 29, 2012 @ 02:51 pm Marisa Sung
TOMATO PESTO CHICKEN
2 medium tomatoes
1 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons canola oil
6 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto, divided
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese, divided
1.Cut six 1/4-inch-thick slices from tomatoes. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Cut each chicken breast in half; season with salt and pepper.
2.Place oil in pan, then add chicken; cook 8-10 minutes, turning only once, or until golden.
3.Reduce heat to medium-low. Top chicken with pesto, tomatoes, and cheese; cover and cook 10–12 minutes or until 165°F. Serve.
COLE SLAW CRISP
2 tablespoons margarine
8 ozs three-color cole slaw mix
3/4 cup cole slaw dressing non-fat
1 1/4 cups shredded low-fat Cheddar-Jack cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1.Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut butter into pieces; place in bowl to soften.
2.Combine slaw, dressing, 1 cup cheese, salt, and pepper; transfer to 2-quart baking dish.
3.Mix remaining 1/4 cup cheese into margarine with fingertips until blended; spread over top. Bake 15–20 minutes or until golden and edges are bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes; serve warm. (Makes 6 servings.)
May 29, 2012 @ 02:30 pm Marisa Sung
MEI NEW BFF SUZY WINSLOW KONG (AND NEW ARTISTE FOR ASIANCEMAGAZINE) OF THE NORTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND ER THE "GOLD DIGGER COAST" SHARED THIS FABULOUS RECIPE WITH MEE!! THANKS A BILL IONS SUZY!! :)
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup roasted red peppers
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
3 chicken fillets (about 1 1/4 lb)
1 cup sushi rice
6 tablespoons light garlic/herb cheese spread
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey)
3/4 lb sugar snap peas
1 1/2 teaspoons salt-free garlic/herb seasoning
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup roasted red peppers
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
3 chicken fillets (about 1 1/4 lb)
1 cup sushi rice
6 tablespoons light garlic/herb cheese spread
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons agave nectar (or honey)
•Preheat oven to 425°F.
•Chop garlic (2 teaspoons).
•Slice red peppers into thin strips.
1.Combine hoisin sauce, horseradish, and garlic. Place chicken fillets in baking dish, pour garlic mixture over chicken. Let stand 5–6 minutes (or overnight) to marinate.
2.Bake chicken 20–25 minutes or until chicken is 165°F.
3.Cook rice following package instructions.
4.Slice chicken and return to baking dish. Top chicken slices evenly with garlic/herb cheese and roasted peppers; bake 2–3 more minutes or until cheese melts.
5.Whisk rice vinegar and agave nectar until agave dissolves. Remove rice from heat. Stir vinegar mixture into cooked rice; cover and let stand 2–3 minutes to absorb. Serve chicken over rice.
GLAZED SUGAR SNAP PEAS
3/4 lb sugar snap peas
1 1/2 teaspoons salt-free garlic/herb seasoning
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
•Trim stems and strings from peas, if desired.
1.Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Remove pan from heat; coat with cooking spray. Add peas; cook 2–3 minutes or until lightly browned.
2.Season with garlic/herb seasoning and rice wine vinegar; cook 1 more minute or until vinegar evaporates and peas are glazed. Serve.
May 27, 2012 @ 10:43 pm Marisa Sung
Never rule out anyone on the basis of his/her Sun sign alone. The general interpretations here cannot account for specific situations and the over-ruling “Power of Love”.
September by Earth, Wind and Fire
•Aries March 21 – April 20
•Taurus April 21 – May 21
•Gemini May 22 – June 21
•Cancer June 22 – July 22
•Leo July 23 -August 21
•Virgo August 22 – September 23
•Libra September 24 – October 23
•Scorpio October 24 – November 22
•Sagittarius November 23 – December 22
•Capricorn December 23 – January 20
•Aquarius January 21 – February 19
•Pisces February 20 – March 20
The 4 Elements refer to Earth, Fire, Air and Water. Knowing which element is associated with your zodiac sign helps you to understand yourself better and those around you.
Hard-working Earth Signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn have a gift for making dreams and plans a reality. Highly ambitious earth signs have their feet firmly planted on the ground and know how to get things done. These are the folks who inherently know-how to make an existing structure even stronger, and they know how to bring their plans to fruition.
Super-charged and highly creative Fire Signs Aries, Sagittarius and Leo are the natural leaders of the zodiac and enjoy diving into new projects and concepts. Warm-hearted and full of life, they enjoy being the center of attention and crave the stimulation that comes from being with others. Impulsive and spontaneous, their energy burns most brightly when they’re exchanging ideas with others.
Highly intelligent Air Signs Gemini, Libra and Aquarius love to analyze facts and are admired for their excellent communication skills. They tend to have close personal relationships which they often keep for life. Curious, playful and extremely verbal, these are the natural communicators of the zodiac. They love to socialize, and just seem to know everyone.
Emotional and intuitive Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces often display psychic abilities. Their sharply honed emotional skills make them compassionate, caring and nurturing. The zodiac compatibility of these signs is tuned acutely to their surroundings, and to instinctive responses that are usually on target. Sensitive, fragile water signs are adept at picking up on the vibes and true emotions of those around them. This drains their energies, and demands of them a certain amount of “alone-time”.
May 27, 2012 @ 10:36 pm Marisa Sung
Aquarius, January 20 – February 18, is Fixed Sign, Air Sign, and masculine (Yang). It has the birthstone Garnet or Amethyst, and the colors green and black. It shares traits with Chinese Tiger Horoscopes.
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Powerful Saturn, the father of the Roman gods, was the original ruler of Aquarius. Uranus, only discovered in 1781, was assigned to Aquarius also. Saturn is a cool, contained energy, and Uranus is about all things different and unusual. Saturn demands of Aquarius discipline and much hard work, while a forward thinking mind is a gift of Neptune.
The Aquarius horoscope belongs to the “friendliest people in the universe”. These excellent judges of human nature understand that mistakes are necessary to help the spirit grow. Needing a crowd to feel stimulated, they like to surround themselves with lots of people, preferably family and friends. Always searching the crowds for the next interesting person to charm, if they don’t know him/her – they soon will. Symbolic of the Gods nourishing the earth, the Water Bearer sustains mankind with life giving energies. One of the first referred to as the “Water Bearer” was the Greek God Zeus. The Age of Aquarius is perfectly represented by this sign, as they are forever occupied with making the world work better. Much of their energy is focused on social institutions. Aquarius has the social conscience needed to usher us into the new millennium. Philanthropic, humanitarian, and keenly interested in making the world a better place, Aquarius is known as the “Humanitarian of the Zodiac”.
A “Fixed Sign” perseveres when working toward a goal – once a path is set, they’ll follow it to the end. Aquarius’ “airy” partners are Gemini and Libra. The more planets you have in the Air signs the more pro-active and self-determining you are. The Air signs go for freedom of action and freedom of movement. Air signs need to be able to come and go at will. Their domain is the air we breathe, hence they are conduits for communication and the exchange of ideas.
Aquarius is interested in anything that’s original and different. Still, it’s also a fixed-air sign with powerful collective leanings, the Water Bearer doesn’t become so weird or individualized that they feel isolated from society, but instead want to improve it. They do hope that their so-called strangeness will be approved, since its fixity makes them less willing to change their nature in order to please others.
Air must experience intelligent, social dialogues, and thus Aquarius is not out to unnecessarily alienate people. It is very fond of following the workings of the world, particularly from a sociological view, one implying an cerebral, impersonal perspective. However, Aquarius take for granted that human feelings get in the way of effective perception. The Water Bearer believes that emotionality tends to distort or cloud the truth in a manner that an objective, detached mind never would. After Capricorn, Aquarius takes us to a different stage of relating to society, one that allows space for greater cultural experimentation. Capricorn trust everyone to toe the line in ways that keep the community uniform. It distrusts outsiders or those who jeopardize cultural cohesion. Yet Aquarius thinks that it’s time to bend a few of the Sea-Goat’s time-honored rules and sees what happens when people are given a sample of greater social expression and freedom. Uniformity flies out the window as Aquarius, who dare to be different, intentionally shock society from time to time.
Aquarius energy seems willful and rebellious, yet in reality is fighting for the right of all people to be themselves, rather than to blindly obey the System, and defer mindlessly to authority. They urge us to flout any limited mind set that permits others to determine the life and lifestyle we live. Associated with Saturn, they knows how hard it is to get anything done within a group that lacks steady commitment and organization. The revolutionary character of Aquarius is better represented by Uranus, a planet of unbridled truth-seeking, and innovative thinking. This is the side of the Aquarius that cannot abide social restraints based merely on majority rule or stale, unquestioned traditions. This is the rebel with a cause nature of Aquarius, ready to demolish the walls of conformity.
Aquarius is not a malcontent or social misfit eager to destroy the Establishment (dissatisfied Uranus is more inclined to be like that). Aquarius is actually a farsighted dreamer who can picture better worlds of tomorrow for all. They are blessed with a reformist intellect that enables them to brainstorm clever solutions that help make our common lives more interesting.
Somewhat of a techno-freak, Aquarius loves to investigate innovative ways to turn everyday life into more of a science-fiction novel. In their Uranus “mode”, they are wild-eyed geniuses who live in an energized world of theoretical concepts and abstract thought that correlates to reality’s mentally fluid spirit. If you can imagine it, then it’s possible. Never stop being original, thinks Aquarius, who has no trouble ordering all narrow-minded skeptics to, “take a hike”. Because of this, they are discounted as oddball eccentrics who are too far-out to be taken seriously, unless they start causing problems in the ranks (and then they must be muzzled). Otherwise, their entertaining and harmless futuristic ravings are bearable. Luckily, Aquarius is dispassionate enough not being all that emotionally sensitive, to brush off the scorn of critics. They remain determined to devise a social vision that is far ahead of its time. That’s not to say that they don’t flip out on occasion and become disturbing to the community as some type of “wack-job”, but, behind any seeming madness, their intention is to encourage respect and appreciation for human individuality. They want everyone to feel loosed from time-worn social conventions.
One of the primary themes associated with Aquarius is friendship, yet not that of the bosom-buddy type. Aquarius is much too democratic, and too diverse in their tastes to ever think they could choose only one person to be their best friend in the entire world. They want to be sociable and friendly with lots of fascinating people, and they do this by forming casual bonds that do not require heavy, one-on-one involvement or high maintenance (as if that’s something that a person claiming to have hundreds of “close friends” need worry about). Although Aquarius may seem emotionally detached and aloof, its liberal attitudes are just what it needs to develop and grow. Freedom of movement is important to them, which is harder to actualize when involved with people who are needy or clingy. Air needs space, and good ventilation. They like groups, but hate being crowded. They need as much elbow room, socially speaking, as does Sagittarius. Still, charitable Aquarius will volunteer their time to help out friends in need, particularly when something extraordinary is happening in such peoples lives.
They are given to unusual mental patterns, such as erratic brain-wave activity that permits them to flash on ideas at lightning speed, and to quickly have the answers their looking for. They are able to tap into the future and work such images into the now, for at least a fleeting look. Their intuition comes and goes, but when they feel “zapped”, they know they’re on the right track and will follow their gutsy hunches about situations and people. However, being an airy and mental, they will want to come up with a theory to explain how and what they know. They have a talent for designing thought systems that are complex and brilliant. For them, flashes of insight often hold an instant over-view of the whole picture. All they have to do is intellectually assemble, and flesh out their grand vision, while adding even more to it, as one burst of insight sparks another.
Their biggest obstacle, in selling their futuristic concepts, is an obvious impatience with sluggish minds that are too fear-based to accept bold challenges. Aquarius lacks the persuasive art of diplomatic Libra, and they can explode when rebuffed by those who resist hearing what real genius sounds like. (But I’ve found the answer! Implores frustrated Aquarius.) Of course, not all Aquarius are geniuses, but they are bright and open-minded enough to maintain their brains well exercised. Their talent is to be able to look at any situation from an unusual slant, one that usually draws objections from conservatives. They need to stay calm and develop common sense and when eagerly pitching their visionary ideals, especially when Uranus is demanding that reform happen overnight.
Level-headed and, in their estimation, highly rational, everything needs to make sense, which is why they take a dim view of entirely emotional interpretations of life. The Water element of feelings is murky to them in ways that are blinding. Avoiding mental fogginess at all costs, they insist on intellectual clarity. Emotions put us in touch with personal matters of the heart. Brainy Aquarius doesn’t always relate well to even their own purely personal, heart-felt needs (apart from their future hopes for the greater good). Certainly not the sentimental type, their ego has a hard time focusing solely on self-fulfillment in ways that elicit a personal sense of being better than others and “special”. It’s no wonder that this Zodiac Sign is as far removed from Leo as can be.
They are quick to divert attention away from themselves and onto those with whom they network. With such a hard time warming up to themselves, even for all the honest reasons, others often feel that actually, friendly Aquarius has a frigid side to their nature that makes their hearts unreachable. Yet, if they are the adventurous, social experimenter they claim to be, why not dive into the unknown depths of feeling and find out what happens? How bad can it be to summon a few tears or even an illogical spasm of rage once in a while? They may find that poring over quantum physics is a much easier task than turning on their emotional valve and permitting raw feelings to flow. Nonetheless, they need to attack life, at times, straight from the heart and not panic if it goes against their mind-glorifying ideologies. Mental Aquarius is so preoccupied with exploring the unusual in life that they could probably entertain themselves forever with their human observations and eclectic studies, even if they had no one else with whom to share this experience. Fixed signs are more or less self-contained, although Aquarius and Leo really need people. Water Bearers knows that their own progress depends on how successfully they can fraternizes with all members of society, in their efforts to enlighten folks about better ways to heighten their consciousness and expand their social awareness. Perhaps because the ego is not as pronounced in this sign, they have less difficulty being a team player. In fact, the nature of any planet located in Aquarius at birth determines how open we are to participating in group activity – Uranus, Saturn, and Mars seem to be less adaptable and cooperative here.
Not caring much for prima donnas who believe they’re better than the rest, it’s no wonder that this sign is often the enemy of royalty and privilege. Still, they need to understand, perhaps by working more on their emotional development, that not everyone is psychologically prepared to do well in groups or to savor exchanging energy on that impersonal a degree. Their modern agent of social insight is Uranus, a planet with a gusto for inventive living. Called the “Great Awakener”, Uranus is no champion of the status quo. It is a vitalizing force that stirs rapid and dynamic collective growth, the kind that’s not readily assimilated by the masses until the shock wears off and the reform are later seen as excitingly modern. Aquarius loves to identify themselves with such a planet, and both understand what it’s like to be misunderstood by society. Although Uranus can be obdurate, so sold on the correctness of its glorious vision that it won’t accept any other outlook, it’s not really all that fixed in its temperament, like Aquarius, who can be very set in their principles. They won’t compromise when it comes to standards and are accused of forcing reformative measures onto others. They can be more dictatorial that they realize. Uranus, although volatile in its urgency to change things, doesn’t prolong any social campaign for too long, especially when substitute routes are made available. Aquarius obstinacy, on the other hand, can appear reactionary and less disposed than Uranus to change with the times. That’s when their true, fixed character expresses itself, loud and clear. Uranus is more erratic and sporadic in nature than apparently better focused Aquarius. Uranus is more fiery in spirit than the cool-headed Water Bearer, although this sign can be passionately supportive of controversial and unpopular causes. Uranus protects its own freedoms first, and may seem callous to the plight of others, while the Saturn side of Aquarius finds much of what Uranus represents to be unbalanced and not in the best interest of the public at large. The intuitive perception of this planet, and its courage to plunge headlong into the unknown, fascinates Aquarius, who likes to suppose that one’s mental powers are only bound by one’s fears, doubts, and ignorance. Wherever Aquarius appears in our chart defines where we’re allowed to take abrupt turns and swing away from any conservative indoctrination we’ve received through the pressures of traditional society. We may discover ourselves resistant to authority, particularly the kind that threatens our ability to think for ourselves and arrive at unconventional conclusions. Our life may not be a steady and smooth experience wherever Aquarius is stressed, since sudden changes can channel us in unexpected directions, yet often beneficially so. Flexibility is important, even though we may try to force outer conditions to surrender to our ideals, with mixed results.
Aquarius is where we dare ourselves to break down social boundaries, and live life on the crazy and wild side, in fun, self-revealing ways. It’s difficult to hang on to certainty wherever we have Aquarius, since life situations may constantly call for change, not stability. But the one thing that we can depend upon is a rousing time, once we let go and quit trying to live the life that others have mapped out for us without our consent. Time on Earth is too brief to be wasted in satisfying another’s short-sighted definition of our proper role as a member of society. Intellectually stimulating, mentally alert, gregarious and sociable, Air signs enjoy being around other people. They are curious, observant, perceptive, and inquisitive. They live completely in the here and now, and want to be a part of whatever is going on. Aquarius are progressive, visionary, souls who spend their time thinking about how things can be made better. They are also quick to enlist others in this process, which is why they have so many acquaintances and friends. They take every occasion to be the organizer, the extrovert, and the party animal.
They are the most tolerant of all the characters of the Zodiac. Respecting other’s beliefs, they feel that everyone has the right to his own approach to life. Considerate of others, they are always willing to lend a helping hand to whoever is in need, always feeling a strong bond between themselves and all other human beings. The more different types of people they know, the happier they are. As they bear life-sustaining waters to mankind as a gift, temperamental and passionate Aquarius showers the world with their new ideas and thoughts. At near-genius levels, their minds pump out some amazing things. The fact that they think so inventively and creatively is one of their greatest assets. All about technology and progress, they’re fascinated by the latest gadgets, and next-generation technologies, always searching for stimulation. Their thought process is also original and inventive. While pleased to bestow these ideas as gifts with no strings attached, they are happier yet when the rest of the world shares a vision with them.
As Air, they approach sex mentally, their innate curiosity leading them to experiment creatively between the sheets. Pushing the envelope is a instinctive response for them, and they’ll constantly test the waters for ever more boundless pleasures. A delicious mystery is veiled under the surface of their self-control. Unconventional yet innovative, they are charmers who can impress a crowd and draw considerable strength from the partner at their side. However, they resist possessiveness, choosing to belong to the world at large rather than one single person. Forceful and strong-willed, they seeks “truth” above all else. Altruistic, sincere, free and active, they are determined, even stubborn, and like to assume the lead in their relationships. Always concise, clear, intelligent, and logical, they are artistic, highly imaginative, and psychically intuitive. The Age of Aquarius, an age of great spiritual awakening, is much anticipated in psychic circles. The last of the Air Signs as well as the last of the Fixed Signs, there is little that can convey the state of evolution to be reached when humanity as a whole progresses to the condition of Aquarius, and the man of the objective or concrete world attains perfection in the subjective world. The nature of fixed/air infers that thoughts may become concentrated, and fixed, and thus real. Quiet, unobtrusive, determined, patient, and faithful, they have the power to concentrate their thoughts, and are generally scientific and philosophic, leading toward unconventionality, and reformation. With clear, bright intellects, the patiently persevere in all their pursuits. Problems in circulation is their chief, physical complaint, when not living progressive, healthy lives. Often, they have more mental stamina, than physical, therefore fresh air and exercise is their best medicine. Harmonious surroundings, beautiful scenery, and concentrating their thoughts upon perfect circulation and good health, will greatly benefit them physically. Governing the legs from knees to ankles, and the circulation of blood, they are susceptible to ailments particularly in the legs and ankles, such as cramps, and also spasmodic and nervous complaints. Discriminating, honest, steady, and truly intelligent, they are noted for the sincerity and integrity they possess. The fixed and intense love of nature common to the fixed signs combines well with the refined mental nature of the airy signs. They are devoted in their love until the end, their love customarily living in the higher mind. They triumph in life where others fail, and have clear understanding of all they undertake. They are thoughtful, studious, and at the same time versatile. Aquarius is compatible with its own sign, Aries, Gemini, Libra, Leo and Sagittarius.
Some famous Aquarians include Abraham Lincoln, Francis Bacon, Charles Lindbergh, Charles Darwin, Bob Marley, James Dean, John McEnroe, Charles Dickens, Rasputin, John Travolta, Germaine Greer, Jules Verne,, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Oprah Winfrey, Thomas Edison, and Wolfgang Mozart.
Possessed with the fundamental ability to become the “Replenishers” that the Water Bearer symbolizes, they can pour out upon the earth the living waters of their hearts that will nourish and sustain all around them as they merge their great mentality with their polar opposite Leo where exists the needed love, feelings, and emotions,. Light and life await those able to transform into children of Aquarius.
May 27, 2012 @ 09:55 pm Marisa Sung
A Horse Astrology Love Match needs social relationships and absolute freedom to maneuver through love’s pastures. This independent seventh sign of the Chinese Zodiac needs a lover who stimulates the mind and appreciates their wit. These physically active and quick-witted lovers are charming, independent, and decisive.
Both male and female Horses prefer to be on the move, with places to go and people to see. Horses rule the life palace of sexuality and possess a potent libido. Elegant, witty, and lusty, those born into Horse years like sex and a lot of it. Horse souls value their freedom absolutely. They are physically attractive, intense, and enchanting lovers who are difficult to tame. They are also natural leaders, and idealistic and humanitarian in character. Those who love a Horse must also be lovers of challenge and adventure.
Sentimental, impatient, and ardent for love, Horses seek to overwhelm their partners and be thunderstruck themselves in the process. These souls can be infatuate and fall prey to sudden attractions. Passionate, and vulnerable to just the right smile, the Horse lives according to the rhythms of their heart. They love with their entire being and are never short on conversation. Eager to hear and discuss their lover’s opinions, active and energetic Horses are affectionate and entertaining companions. It is difficult for Horses to maintain interest in a day-to-day, mundane existence. A Horse’s dream honeymoon is akin to a week of episodes on the Travel Channel. Nothing could be more romantic for the Horse than expeditions, adventure, and the exotic. Their sensual proclivities come from afar as well, and draw them to distant times, foreign cultures, and other worlds. Whether a solo traveler, a philosopher, or a research scientist, the Horse crosses borders - literally and metaphorically. The concept of thinking “outside the box” is decisively Horse-like. In the spiritual, mental, and physical realms, Horse-year souls reject the commonplace. The Chinese word for Horse—“wu”—also means high noon, and it is during the midday hours between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. that love and sex rule for the Horse. The lunchtime quickie was tailor-made for the hot-blooded Horse. Whether he is a stallion in full gallop or a wobbly young colt, the Horse man has a “certain something” that entices females. Maybe it’s the way he moves so gracefully, whether he’s on a stage or in a martial arts competition. Whatever the specifics, this man is pure, unadulterated yang energy. Along with the Goat, he rules the heavenly palace of sexuality (the Horse is the representation of the masculine yang force and the Goat is the representation of the feminine yin force), and together they form the karmic palace of unions.
The hidden Elemental stem in the Horse-year branch is Fire, which creates an urge for rapid resolution in the male Horse’s sexuality. He is susceptible to love at first sight and can be capricious in love. Impulsive, ardent, and frank, Horse men tend to be involved with many projects at the same time, and this can also include women. Powerful romantic emotions can temporarily outweigh logic and put blinders on the Horse.
Although he is straightforward and open about his fickleness, he nevertheless seems to have more than his share of short-lived relationships. Horse men abhor restrictions, and sexually speaking they march to the beat of their own drummer. Their formidable intelligence rejects outmoded beliefs, and they balk at convention. This makes for an adventuresome lover, impassioned and invested - body, mind, and soul—in his beloved. This is a man who knows how to treat a woman, and her subsequent relations with other men may seem dull.
He’s a hard act to follow. Similar to his Dog-year brothers, the Horse male seeks his soul mate in this life. He is sometimes accused of looking for love in all the wrong places, but at least he’s looking. Communication and variety are the sexual spice of his life. This is a man who looks for a high quality in his physical relations. His approach to sex is sensual and affectionate, and he is capable of tuning out the world and everything around him once he begins to make love.
Similar to his Tiger brothers, he is attracted to glamorous, unavailable, and even slightly dangerous women. This man is a competitor at heart, so romantic conquest has a special appeal to him. Emotional stability in a lover turns him on, and an intelligent woman who also possesses physical beauty is a recipe for romantic nirvana. Mutual trust between him and his lover, combined with complete personal freedom, is the glue that will hold his love relationship strong.
Whether a renowned archaeologist on an excavation, a paranormal investigator substantiating a haunting, or a war correspondent reporting from the front lines, the Horse man craves exotic, unusual, and exciting professions, and women. He has a pronounced weakness for intelligent, beautiful, and aggressive partners. He also needs to feel admired by his lover, and will thrive with a partner who reinforces his self-confidence, who believes in his projects, and who takes responsibility for her own happiness.
The Horse man’s honesty is forthright and occasionally shocking. He has no problem running down the complete list of his past relationships, replete with sexual tidbits that his current partner may or may not appreciate hearing. It’s his way of “bonding” with his current love and saying that he considers their relationship potentially serious. In his mind, his candid confessions clear the romantic slate and enable him to start anew.
Even when he has found the woman of his dreams, the Horse man will need to retain the feeling of remaining free and unattached. Despite his sincere commitment to his lover and family, the truth is that he easily becomes bored and needs new experiences as much as he needs oxygen. In addition, he is always ready, willing, and able go on trips, cruises, expeditions, stake-outs, whatever - as long as he’s in forward motion and there is something for his fertile mind to discover.
Whether a majestic mare or a feisty filly, the female Horse tends to throw herself impetuously into tumultuous love affairs. These reckless choices can leave her love life strewn with broken affairs and less than fulfilling relationships. She is such a strong yang female that weaker men may be threatened by her uncompromising independence and dynamic personality. Akin to her equally strong Tiger sisters, the Horse woman must hold her lover in very high esteem. She can be caustically critical and sarcastic with a man who falls short of her expectations. Also, she is not a “touchy-feely” woman, and her lack of stereotypical feminine sympathies can make her a little insecure regarding her femininity at times.
Thus, the Horse woman’s love life is rarely a smooth or easy one. In her dreams she secretly longs for a chivalrous, handsome prince to whisk her away on his steed; but alas, romantic love may continue to elude her. In addition, the idea of giving up her personal freedom for love seems ridiculous. A marriage license is seen as a necessary evil and even an obstacle to true love in the eyes of many female Horses. Even when she knuckles under to societal pressure and opts for the conventional couple’s life, this is a lady who will insist that her partner give her a very long rope. Her lover should never forget how stubbornly she defends her personal freedom and know that she cannot sacrifice liberation for love.
She needs a communicative, energetic, and self-assured lover. The noble Tiger man (in trine with the Horse) is one of the few males virile and assertive enough to handle this thoroughbred. When she finally finds that strong man who can appreciate her finer qualities and not view her as a rival, she will kick up her heels and give him the ride of his life.
The North Pole position, sometimes called the “pair of flying ducks,” suits her style nicely. She sits backwards and straddles her man’s erect penis as she slowly lowers and allows it to penetrate her vagina. She is then in a position to direct the speed and depth of intercourse. She may also gently cup her lover’s testicles, stimulate him anally, or massage the erogenous zone located between his anus and testicles. Her lover can relax and enjoy himself fully while she takes the lead and satisfies her assertive needs. As an extra bonus, her man has an incredibly erotic view of her beautiful back, buttocks, and waist curves - some of her best attributes.
Romantically, the best match for the Horse is with those born during Tiger or Horse years; however, their soul mate is found with the artistic Goat. Be cautious in love relationships with the Rat and Ox.
Horse/Rat Love Match
Interestingly, despite their direct opposition, these souls tend to attract one another frequently. However, Rats need an understanding ear to listen to their ideas while Horses are too preoccupied with their own dreams and ambitions. This relationship can end in bitterness.
Horse/Ox Love Match
The Horse would rather be anyplace except home. This is nothing less than treason to the Ox, who holds the family circle in such reverence. The Horse mistakenly interprets the Ox’s stability as authoritarianism, and neither sign has the foggiest idea of how the other thinks and feels.
Horse/Tiger Love Match
These two are natural friends and lovers. Each supports the other in their mutual pursuit of making this world a better place. Both are physically active, athletic, and in forward “yang” motion.
Horse/Rabbit Love Match
The Rabbit doesn’t mind staying home and enjoying his privacy while the Horse is out conquering new pastures. This pairing makes an enjoyable friendship and amiable union.
Horse/Dragon Love Match
This union could end in an ego clash of epic proportions, as both the Horse and the Dragon vie for attention and audience approval. These two will seldom acquiesce to share the limelight, and neither will compromise with the other. This is a difficult relationship.
Horse/Snake Love Match
Mutual respect and intense physical attraction make this a workable union. However, the hurdles that the Horse yearns to jump are external, while the Snake is mainly preoccupied with internal concerns. This difference in temperament can erect a fence between the two.
Horse/Horse Love Match
Similar to their Tiger brothers and sisters, two Horse souls are just too much of a good thing. The double yang and Fire Element can contribute to a virtual stampede through life. If these two independent souls team up, they will probably spend a lot of time apart.
Horse/Goat Love Match
These two soul mates compliment each other perfectly. The Horse is the very personification of the positive, yang day-force, and the Goat is the absolute essence of the negative, yin night-force. Together these two make up a perfect whole.
Horse/Monkey Love Match
This is a relationship that challenges every bit of the Monkey’s ingenuity and artfulness. If the clever Monkey can convince the Horse that life with her will be unique, this can work quite nicely.
Horse/Rooster Love Match
This is a difficult pairing of energies in that neither feels a strong enough bond to make any sacrifices for the other. The Rooster’s fussiness leaves the Horse feeling tense and nervous. This is an apathetic relationship in
friendship and in love.
Horse/Dog Love Match
The Dog and the Horse comprise a remarkable couple. These two souls adore each other and speak the same language of feelings, family, and fairness. These exceptional humanitarians may very well find themselves in the limelight.
Horse/Pig Love Match
Surprisingly, the normally peace-loving Pig can become antagonistic and quarrelsome when paired with the Horse. The Pig feels compelled to correct the Horse and generally rains on the Horse’s parade.
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