Sun Sign Astrology

Sun Sign Astrology | Horoscopes can be found in countless newspapers and magazines. They are invariably free, short, and sweet. The catch is this...they're the same horoscope for everybody born with the Sun in the same zodiac sign!

For example, if you were born in the month of March you're probably a Pisces, the symbol of which is two fish swimming in opposite directions. Free horoscopes for Pisces would go something like this...You are a water sign, in fact you are the sign for the only creature in the universe that cannot breathe air.

Like a fish (or mermaid) you live in a different world than others. This is the world of your emotions. Pisces are the most emotional sign of the zodiac. Often you feel disconnected from the people around you. They may think that you are not quite "all there (or here)" and they would be right. You don't "see" the world the same way as they do. You feel. This horoscope generally serves those that are born Feb. 20 - Mar. 20. when the Sun is moving through the constellation of Pisces in its annual pilgrimage through the cosmos. It is known as "Sun Sign Astrology".

Sun sign astrology provides the most basic information about a person's character as determined by the solar systems most powerful force, the Sun. 99.9% of all the matter in our solar system is contained in the Sun, however, there are other powerful forces that affect us too. Where was the giant Jupiter when you were born? Maybe it was in Aries! That could turn you into a hard-headed dynamo, accident prone and sexually promiscuous. And, where were cruel Saturn, lovely Venus and belligerent Mars? Ok, you get the point. You need a "Natal Chart"!

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Free Astrology | Horoscopes

Horoscopes and Astrology are available on this site free of charge. Free Compatibility and Zodiac Love Matches with their insightful observations into both the human and the cosmic psyche, can help explain the powerful forces that motivate and influence us, and guide you on your search for Mr/Ms Right.

Are you the fish Pisces? If so, you are special indeed. Pisces horoscopes belong to the only creatures in the universe who don't breathe air! You live in another world, the metaphysical world of dreams and illusion. This is a liquid and changing world of emotions where slippery fish flee the hooks and nets of conventional thinking. "Psychic" Pisces can often remember his/her past lives.

Physically, Pisces are usually tall with well shaped feet. They are often graceful dancers who have difficulty getting out of a car. Many have large, liquid, round eyes and a penetrating gaze in a sweet, vulnerable face. Very sensitive, overly-generous and obsessive, your greatest challenge will be to connect yourself to the "concrete" world with its stresses and challenges, and avoid losing yourself in the shimmering, swirling colors of your art and imaginations. Water naturally takes the shape of its surrounding environment. It’s critical therefore to surround yourself with positive people, for you are easily influenced.

Avoid the escape into drugs and alcohol that beckon those born into the March Madness! Pairing with a "grounded" Virgo (your compliment) or Taurus will furnish you with a solid base of operations to which you can retreat when those feelings of alienation begin to pull you under.

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Love Bites the Big Hard One

Sophia Loren famously said, "Every woman deserves the man she's living with!" This may have been in response to the many women who complain about their relationships. Depending on the nature of the "bad" relationship (is he alcoholic, an abuser, lazy, etc,), women who remain in a bad situation deserve it. If on the other hand she is just "tired of him", then the problem could be her's and maybe the guy should leave.

The truth is, life is never what we want, no matter what we get and have. Although the personals and online dating bios indicate that men want "pretty little things" and women want a "Gold Card", it hardly ever happens.

Do most men end up with young, pretty women? No, people tend to marry mates close to their same age. That's why those rich old guy/young buxom babe marriages are always in the tabloids, because they are so unusual.

And do women always end up with hard working older men? No. Women marry guys their own age and social status and end up working just as hard as men to support a family.

No matter what we might say to researchers, the truth is we all end up mating with people who are interested in us, people we run into, people who happen to look our way. And our "choices," more often than not, make no sense at all.

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I Luv, U Suck

The more frequently women use the pronoun "I" in their instant messages (IM), the more satisfied they are with their partners, a new study finds. The guys also reported higher satisfaction in couples where the gal used "I" a lot in IMs.

While past psychological studies have analyzed couples and their communication techniques in lab settings, the new study, published in the journal Personal Relationships, relied on real-life scenarios. Instant messages are a great way to get at how people communicate in the real world.

The study analyzed 10 days of instant-message conversations from nearly 70 U.S. couples who had been dating for about one and a half years and had an average age of 19. The couples also answered questions about relationship satisfaction. Six months later, the couples indicated whether they were still dating. After six months, about 60 percent of couples were still dating while the others had broken up.

The researchers read through the conversations, noting the context of the IM threads. Then, they used a linguistic word count program to analyze the conversations' pronouns and words with emotional content. Among pronouns in IMs, couples used "I" nearly 20 times more frequently than "we." And of the emotion words, all couples were most likely to use positive words.

The extent to which people used positive emotion words like "great", "happy", "love", tended to be happier in their relationships and to stay in their relationships for a longer period of time. Women who IMed with lots of "I's" were 30 percent more likely to stay in their relationships compared with other women.

The "I"-laden instant messages could indicate women were talking about themselves and were comfortable doing so with their partners. Women tend to be more emotionally expressive in general and tend to be more disclosing in general. The findings suggest that beyond women wanting to disclose more and disclosing more in their everyday life, that when they do disclose more in their relationships, they're happier in those relationships. An alternative explanation might be that you are not so enmeshed in your relationship that you have lost yourself completely.

What's unique about this study is the way in which it captures naturally occurring discourse and discourse that's not a response to a particular type of situation. It's just everyday talk.

For women, the more they used so-called positive negations, such as "not happy," the less satisfied they and their partners were in the relationship. The more men used positive sarcasm, such as "oh great," the less satisfied they were in their relationships and the more likely that relationship would split. For both men and women, the use of negative emotions, such as "angry", wasn't related to their relationship satisfaction or stability. The question is whether using certain words when communicating with a partner leads to healthier relationships or that the most satisfied couples speak to each other with certain pronouns and emotion words.

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Love Stinks

Love Stinks (or at least smells) according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The scientists found that human social interactions are shaped by more than just words and gestures. Factors such as smell and proximity, and even temperature, all influence how people relate to one another and can affect their behavior. Our environmental surroundings appear to affect our judgments of both people and things. Previous work suggests smells are tied to behaviors. For instance, the cleaning smell of Windex has been found to be associated with virtuous behavior and purity (Virgos buy Windex by the case).

Scientists have long debated whether humans, like animals, use chemical signals called pheromones to communicate sexual interest to potential mates. Problem is, the effects of pheromones are thought to be subconscious — meaning that if we do communicate using them, we sure don't know it. It's also hard to know what these pheromones might be and how we sense them, so researchers understand little about them.

But if human pheromones are going to be anywhere, they're going to be in sweat. The psychologists devised an experiment to compare how women respond to different forms of male sweat — sweat produced in everyday situations versus that produced when a man is turned on. The researchers speculated that if humans do produce and respond to sweat pheromones, then a woman should respond to a guy's sexual sweat differently than she does to his normal sweat.

Twenty heterosexual guys were asked to stop wearing deodorant and scented products for a few days. Then were told to put small pads in their armpits as they watched pornographic videos and became aroused (the researchers confirmed, using electrodes, that the images did the job). Later, the guys were asked to exchange those pads for fresh pads to collect the sweat they produced when they weren't aroused.

Then the researchers recruited 19 brave women to smell the men's pads while undergoing brain scans. The investigators used functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a technique that reveals the brain regions a person is using at any given time — even if their brain activity is subconscious.

Sure enough, the women's brains responded very differently depending on which sweat they sniffed. (And no, none of them passed out.) The sexual sweat, but not the normal sweat, activated the right orbitofrontal cortex and the right fusiform cortex, brain areas that help us recognize emotions and perceive things, respectively. Both regions are in the right hemisphere, which is generally involved in smell, social response, and emotion.

Our sexual intentions, in other words, may be a lot clearer than we ever intended them to be. That crush you have on your co-worker? She may already know — at least subconsciously. Although we might not be aware of it, smells appear to affect our behavior, and perhaps can even be used to communicate emotions, research suggests.

The study also showed women's brains respond differently to men's sweat depending on the circumstances under which the sweat was produced. If the sweat was generated while the men were aroused from watching erotic videos, the women's brains were activated in regions responsible for recognizing emotions. No such pattern was seen in women's brains when they smelled sweat produced under normal circumstances.

Other studies revealed that the amount of time couples are together might affect their ability to interpret such odor cues. A group of heterosexual couples, who had been together anywhere from one to seven years, watched videos meant to elicit certain emotions: comedies for happiness, horror films for fear, erotic videos for sexual arousal and documentaries for neural emotions. The subjects wore gauze under their arms to collect sweat while watching the videos.

They were then asked to smell three bottles of sweat. Two were produced during the neural video, and one from one of the three emotional videos. The subjects had to identify the odd one out (the scent produced during the emotional video). The participants were more likely to identify the emotional sweat when it was produced by their partner rather than a stranger. And the longer the couples were together, the higher the accuracy. The accumulating evidence suggests smell isn't just useful for detecting food, but also for perhaps detecting the fine nuances of human social behavior.

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Love Match Test

A new Love Match Test, published in Psychological Science can predict whether or not a relationship will last, researchers say. The test uses a word association task often employed to assess racism and bias to reveal what partners really think about each other, even if they don't realize it.

Most previous research on relationship success has focused on directly asking couples how they feel about one another. But the difficulty with that is, that assumes that they know themselves how happy they are, and that's not always the case. To make things worse, although many people complain about their relationships, a lot of people don't want to tell you if they're starting to feel less happy in their relationship.

The new study involved 222 volunteers, all in romantic relationships at the time of the study. Each volunteer supplied their partner's first name and two other words that related to the partner, like a pet name or a distinctive characteristic. They then watched a monitor as three types of words were presented one at a time - good words (like peace, vacation or sharing), bad words (such as death, tragedy and criticizing), and partner-related words (names or traits).

There were two different kinds of tests: one in which the volunteer was supposed to press the space bar whenever he or she saw either good words or partner-related words, and one where the combination was bad words and partner words. The idea is to get at people's automatic reactions to the words — if they have generally good associations with their partners, they should be able to do the first task more easily than the second.

The results showed that volunteers who found it easy to associate their partner with bad things and difficult to associate the partner with good things were more likely to separate over the next year. The test also did a better job of predicting a breakup than did an initial survey in which the researchers asked participants to report on the strength of their relationships before the study.

I remember a simpler test we would conduct in 4th grade. You pass a boy you like a note with two little boxes marked "yes" and "no" and the question, "Do you like me?"

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Love Is A Drug

Love is a drug according to researchers who have been looking at the brain scans of the broken-hearted. Scientists found that recovering from a break-up is like a kicking an addiction to a drug. It's the chemistry of love! Love, like a drug, can make a person obsess, and crave. Our poets, our songs, our novels, our sitcoms, our operas, our plays, have been discussing it forever.

You turn into a menace or a pest when you've been rejected. That's when people stalk or commit suicide. There's a very powerful brain system that has a dramatic effect on your entire life. This system evolved to focus your energy on an individual and start the mating process.

Fifteen college-age, heterosexual men and women still raw and reeling from a recent break-up were recruited for a study. On average, the participants had been rejected about two months prior and said they were still in love. As the participants looked at images of their ex lovers, researchers looked at images of the participants' brains. The parts of the brain that lit up were the same ones associated with cocaine and nicotine addiction, physical pain and distress and attachment. Just as a person would while fighting a drug addiction, a lovelorn person obsesses, craves and distorts reality. This makes love addiction a legitimate form of mental illness like all addictions.

When it comes to trying to stay friends for exchange letters and e-mails, "Just say no". It's like trying to give up cigarettes and having one every afternoon. It's just not going to happen. As soon as you can say this is a chemical reaction in the brain, then they're less likely to stay in bed, to berate themselves, and "moon over"...because there is an explanation."

"The danger is that people don't take responsibility. "Let me blame the chemical in my brain and not take responsibility for the fact that I can't cope ... and take responsibility by examining your own participation and defining what your choices are". However, for most people it can be very helpful because they can say, "I have this problem. I can get over it. I know it will pass." As time goes on, the pain fades away. Researchers indeed found that "time heals". As more time passed, activity in the parts of the brain associated with attachment and addiction decreased.