Brad Kronen’s 2012 Valentine Horoscopes
Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius
For those needing to bask in even more love after reading your sign’s Love scope, click on the Slideshow to see Brad’s specially appointed Love image for every sign of the Zodiac!
Hello Love Fools!
On the Battlefield which Love is A, did you know Venus is not the supreme officer d’amour? The planet named after the goddess of Love actually reports to a superior where anything Lovealicious is concerned. In astrology, the Commander and Chief of that powerful force otherwise known as L-O-V-E is a heavenly body which outranks Venus since it is categorized as her “higher octave” –
Allow me to sexily explain……
Venus is the hands-on experience of Love. She is behind whatever skirt or shirt (real time, not blow up kind) you are currently in love/in lust with. Venus deals with any kind of amorous groove that is in the immediate here and now.
Venus’ higher octave, Neptune, takes the “du Jour” out of “L’amour” by power lifting Love wayyyy up on an idealized platform. Romantically, Neptune deals with those beings who are your ultimate fantasy or whom you should ultimately end up with, should your inner you end up being the best it can be. But Romance is merely one aspect to Neptune’s powerful Love pull. The 2nd furthest planet in our Solar System deals with Love in all of its cosmically spiritual glory!
Venus = Love
Neptune = LOVE
2012 is a momentous year since Neptune will be entering the sign that it rules naturally, Pisces, come this February 4th, and will be swimming in the sign that easily gets wet for the next 14 years!
What does that mean for all you love starved animals?
If Venus is being in love, Neptune is BIG LOVE. Beginning February 4th and the 14 years following, with Neptune’s passage through the sign of its rulership, Pisces, a rare window of astrological opportunity shall open, allowing us all a chance to tap directly into that powerful force of Cosmic Big Love which is both Unconditional and Universal. That strongest of all energies which not only binds us to each other as The Brotherhood of Man (and Woman) but also connects we humans to every living being within this galaxy and throughout all the Universe.
Valentine’s Day of 2012, (aka February 14th) is a special date on the cosmic calendar where tradition has it, each of us can affirm the presence of Love in our lives. This upcoming Day D’amour is also a marker for our souls to begin formulating their highest cosmic aspirations and best optimal goals so that over these next 14 years, as the supreme commander of Cosmic Love glides through the waters of its natural rulership, the force of Big Love has the potential to enfold each of us into the ocean of well being and the sea of spiritual connectedness whose waters flow through The Universe at large.
Each sign’s horoscope will map out where Brad thinks you should be looking for “Love” (Venus’ placement in the heavens on February 14th), and as a final glop of icing on your sign’s erotic cake, Brad will also be your Love Traffic Controller by pointing your sign towards its own specialized version of “Big Love” as well (Neptune’s positioning in the Heavens for each sign over the next decade and a half).
All 12 scopes will conclude by addressing each sign when they are “in love” – Venus’ positioning for this upcoming Valentine’s Day, as well as when each sign is in “BIG LOVE” – Neptune’s positioning in Pisces for the next 14 years.
HAPPY VD LOVE FOOLS!
Should any of you need further romantic inspiration, I direct your view to scroll over to the upper left corner of this article, to the lower of the 2 pictures indicating the slideshow accompanyng this written piece of Love. It’s a close up shot of a wall mural inside one of Brad’s favorite buildings, The Secessionist Building in Vienna. The mural is called “The Beethoven Frieze” by the great Secessionist artist, Gustav Klimt. It commemorates the last movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony when the chorus sings “Diesen Kuss der Ganzen Welt!” “We give this Kiss to the entire World!”. Klimt captured this idealized kiss which Brad takes a step further, describing the image as “Big Love Sucking Face”.
September 23rd – October 22nd
Let’s do a mental experiment, my Scale People. If I may ask each of you to close those delicate, long lashed eyes, and picture your pretty selves back in time, during the first week of February, 2008, to be exact. Does every Libra remember what they did that particular Valentine’s Day? Do you recall what kind of expectations you had for Love’s Special Day that year, both for your Libran selves and most likely, much more importantly, for whomever your partner was back then?
Now, let’s move ahead through time and try to recall every subsequent Valentine’s Day following 2008’s. Let me guess, over the last 4 years, did the amount of attentive focus and overall importance each of you paid to The Day D’Amour lessen and lessen with each passing year, so that the beings you were right before Valentine’s Day of 2008 is practically a completely different person than the older and Saturnine wiser children of Venus each of you are today?
You all may re-open your pretty peepers once more, my airy ones. Upon first tuning in to your mind’s eye, I’m sure it dawned on many of you Scale People that my little exercise was greatly lacking in any kind of air signed delight and most definitely was turning out to very much NOT be the latest parlor game in fashion.
Although sobering to be sure, my intent was not to depress or upset any of your delicate Libran constitutions. For those of you who have read anything of mine over the same 4 year time period I used as the mental parameters for our little exercise, I’m sure you all have guessed the purpose behind my not so delightful mental game – to look at the overall changes and evolutionary growth (or lack of it) each Libran has experienced since Saturn officially entered the sign of its exaltation, (aka your sign) from October of 2009 to the present pre-Valentine period of 2012.
Being ruled by the planet named after the Goddess of Love and Romance herself, Venus, Valentine’s Day is generally viewed with the same level of allegiance and intense devotion by the typical Libran as May Day is for the typical Communist Party devotee.
That is, until Saturn came to town…
My delicately sensitive ones, I am not inferring that because Saturn has in its own individualized way marked each of you with its specialized karmic scars denoting “Life’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way”, that going forward every Libra will now have averse Pavlovian Valentine reactions, such as running away in a frantic cold sweat from any displayed combination of the colors pink or red with white lace, or dropping into fetal position and silently screaming should the words “Valentine” or “Cupid” be heard or the date “February 14th” be seen at any given point in your post-Saturnine future.
For the children of Venus, Valentine’s Day shall always hold a place of special importance due to the Libra’s core sense of Romantic idealism and their natural affinity for all things Love-ly, regardless the astrological climate of any given time.
Consider your current, more tempered selves wiser and in a state of much better balance as The Lord of Karma finishes its final portion of its long 3 year trek through your sign, so that at this point in evolutionary time, the superfluous Valentine details you Scale Kids may have focused a tad too intensely on in the past, may not seem like such a big deal anymore, considering Saturn teaches (or did I mean to say punches?) us to let go of any and all things surfacely petty. Allow me to bring that point across with yet another mental exercise!
(Tumbleweeds.) (Moaning desert wind.) (Crickets and locusts heard in the distant distance.)
Many people don’t realize that one of the most beloved films of all time, “Gone With The Wind” is in every way astrological. The author of the same named book, Margaret Mitchell, was also a professional astrologer and she geniusly interweaved Astrology into every aspect of the book’s content. Each character in GWTW is an archetypal representative of any of the 12 given signs of the Zodiac and astrological symbolism is associated with every location within the book’s plot.
For example: Both the film and the book begin at a grand barbecue at the Wilkes family plantation, named “12 Oaks” (12 signs of the Zodiac). The first scene which unfolds has the story’s heroine, Scarlett O’Hara being courted by every young buck in the county.
Although sometimes bordering on the cartoonish, Scarlett is the archetype of the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries, and every spontaneously spitfire action she does is unabashedly Arien!
Scarlett = Aries. Aries is ruled by Mars. Mars = The Red Planet. Red = Scarlett. Astrologically stunning, no?
(The crickets and locusts are now augmented with bullfrog croaks far off in the distant, distance.)
Allow me to bring my Libran point home provided all of you find the resolve to contain your overtly over-excited reactions.
The image I chose for Libra’s Valentine’s scope shows Scarlett’s 2 younger sisters, Sue Ellen and Coreen O’Hara, on the land of their family’s plantation, Tara, in the months following the end of The Civil War. Since the O’Hara family was on the side that lost, their formerly grand, ante-bellum plantation has been reduced to near rubble and left with next to nothing from the constant pillaging of the property by Northern soldiers and manipulating Carpet Baggers. The O’Haras and anyone else left at Tara must make due with next to no food and the barest of remaining resources left behind in this war torn post-apocalyptic world, leaving the 2 youngest children of Gerald O’Hara no other choice than to assist with the back breaking labor of picking cotton. As the noon sun scorchingly boils above, Sue Ellen abruptly stops toiling and bemoans her fate by recalling a time before the War when such Libran qualitites as propriety and social graces reigned supreme in the Old South:
Sue Ellen: “Look at my hands!! Mother said you could always tell a lady by her hands!” The girl proceeds to cry inconsolably.
Although the youngest of the O’Hara clan, Coreen thoughtfully responds to her sibling’s hysterics with sage-like words that are as wise as they are comforting when she soothingly says to her sister, “I guess things like hands and ladies don’t matter so much any more.”
Here’s your part of the parlor game, Libra. Keeping in mind that every character in GWTW is a representative of any of the 12 signs, can you decide (wrong Libran verb), can you attempt to make your best choice as to which sign each sister is presumed to be modeled after?
(A chorus of loons now joins the crickets, locusts, and bullfrogs far off in the distant, distance.)
I’ll give you a hint, the delicate priss who falls apart after only a few minutes of getting her hands dirty is meant to be a very exaggerated, unevolved version of…..well, ummmmmm, you, Libra.
Synchronically, the sentiment behind the character of the young but made wise by the School of Hard Knocks, Coreen fits quite perfectly with both the immediate and distant future of every Libra in the Here and Now, given the youngest O’Hara represents the sign which Neptune rules over and shall also be sailing through over the course of the next decade and a half, Pisces.
Your planetary ruler, the Lady who is always pretty in Valentine pink, Venus herself, will be shining in the House which both she and The Libra naturally rule over, The House of Relationships come this February 14th. Although placed in a House which focuses on union, Venus will be a solo act at her Love Soiree this year, since she will be placed in the sign of the self, Aries.
I ask each of you do something almost unheard of this Valentine’s Day, my children of Venus. Whether in a relationship or single, focus on just your pretty selves on Love’s Special Day this year. Look at past Valentine Days of yore and realize how far you’ve come! Hug yourselves in the congratulating self awareness that the knocks and punches rained down by the Universe over the last few years are proving more and more to the sign known for being delicate, that you’re tough as steel deep down inside.
All that cosmic hard work will make tapping into the force of Big Love a snap (and not the back breaking kind) for The Libra, as Neptune will be swimming through The Scales’ House of Daily Work and Chores for the next decade and a half. Being Saturn’s punching bag over the last few years has pre-conditioned the Libra into the tough sons of Romantic b*tches they are today, so much so that during the next 14 years, the mere act of doing their daily tasks and chores (provided no attention be given to any uneven cuticles or dry spots) will be this internally tough sign’s ticket to gradually transcending this daily existence to somewhere far more profound.
The Libra in love believes their lover has it all. The Libran in Big Love strives to give as much caring detail to all as they do to their romantic partner.
October 23rd – November 22nd
The thing I simply adore about you Deadly ones is your intense need for a bull**** free environment. With that said, hearing the words “Valentine’s Day” probably bears as much sentimental meaning as do the words “Garden Mulch” to the average Scorpio. Your naturally intense astrological natures don’t need to have a day out of the calendar year designated to checking in with your state of feeling, that’s a way of Life for the Scorpion! Now that we got that lace and baby’s breath out of the freaking way, let’s do a quick run through of the Valentine fluff before diving into the importance of Neptune’s positioning in the Scorpion’s big pictured path.
The planet of all things Lovey Dovey, Venus, will be shining in Scorpio’s House of Chores and Daily Activities come this February 14th. Since this holiday is one of the few times I’ve ever see your sign react with an all out cackle of a laugh, it wouldn’t crush you intense ones with heart broken disappointment to be informed that the best environment for the Scorpio on this upcoming Day D’amour will be around the house versus going out on the town and painting it a bloody, I mean, Heart shaped red. With the Scorpio’s best energies for generating Love being in the area of chores and daily activities this Valentine’s, now is a better time than any to purchase a new maid/pizza boy/waitress/construction worker outfit for either your Scorpionic selves or your slave, I mean partner, romantic partner!
Whatever motivates that deadly tail to sting the most……
On to more pressing cosmic matters.
Scorpio’s Neptunian news comes in 2 parts – Generalized Water Wash & Scorpionic Stream of Specificity. Knowing how intense you Assassins of the Zodiac can be, I’ll run past the General stuff as quickly as I can, if not, ummm, faster as long as there is a 10 foot wide space of comfort zone between myself and all of (swallowing hard)….. you.
Just to remind you Tail Zingers, Scorpio is a water sign. The most watery of planets will be entering its own drippy element beginning February 4th and will be bobbing in the astrological H2O for the next 14 years. I always find it quite funny (Not the Ha Ha kind, more like the scream laughing while a deadly stinger is being thrust into the guts of your victim, version) when most non-Scorps assume your sign’s element is fiery, because they are of the confirmed belief Scorpio is the most unemotional of signs. I am quick to fully inform these ill informed ones of their incorrect assumption. Of the 3 water signs, Cancer and Pisces being the others, I surmise Scorpio to be THE most emotional of the soaked bunch, since they feel things with an intensity that reaches their soul’s core. The only thing that rivals the Scorpion’s intensity of emotion is their willpower to maintain an aura of mystery about themselves as often as possible, so that many a Scorpion would rather chew their hand off and escape into the mist rather than be caught in the trap of any kind of overt or obvious displays of emotion in public or in front of strangers.
Resuming the watery generalizations, with The Lord of the Ocean Depths entering both his ruling sign and element come February 4th, all water signs should be experiencing heightened states of both intuition and emotion over the course of the next 14 years. Each water sign’s particular House which Neptune will be stationed in over the next fortnight of years will indicate the area(s) of Life these heightened non-rational states will be focused on or specified. For Scorpio, the Neptunian concentration of right hemisphered activity will occur in their House of Creative Self Expression, Children, and (wincing) Fun.
Here is where you get a poisoned appendage slapping, Scorpio! It seems to me, (and far more so, to the receivers of the following), that the creative forces at work within the Scorpio are restricted, for the most part, to acts of retaliation or vengeance. Don’t get me wrong, your sign always keeps me on my toes as far as incorporating new and improved ways to keep a recipient conscious longer during extended periods of punishment infliction, as well as approaching the act of stalking with a more individualized sense of flair, but MUST the creativity of the Scorpio be limited simply to guaranteeing that a cheating or jilted lover will live the remainder of their lives in paranoid fear of your omni-present presence? It will be up to each Scorpion over the next decade and a half to channel the growing ball of raw emotion which will steadily rise from February onwards into evolved or unevolved outlets, be they creative or otherwise.
How will you intense ones decipher if you have chosen the correct outlet? Your Kids, for those who have procreated mini-Desert Deadlies. It will be obvious to the kiddies if their Scorpio Mommy or Daddy is giving their creative all in any of their endeavors, since not only will everything they do have a hint of Scorpionic creative flair, but also a lightness of spirit that frankly, many close to the Scorpio will not be used to. If the Scorpio takes the unevolved path, not only your kids but any/all of their friends will be steering clear of the home front due to a dark, intense, atmosphere made even more unhospitable by increased vows of vengeance and deeper/longer held grudges, causing the more sensitive neighbor, political poller, or Girl Scout to barely make it past the front door without hightailing it in a cold sweated reverse.
For you spawn-less Scorps, the unevolved repurcussions still apply. How you child-free Scorps will know if you’re tapping into Neptune’s evolved forces will be reflected by your shoe heel. The more evolved you get, the lighter the step. With no children lurking about in the lair, the best way for you single Scorps to tap into your particular outlet of Big Love (aka creative self expression), is to approach the world more and more with child like wonder over the next 14 years, my children of Pluto. Considering that’s a bit difficult even for me to imagine of you dark ones, how about commencing such a mammoth undertaking by attempting to crack a smile now and then. I’ll help you start. Ready?
“O MY GOD SCORPIO! VALENTINE’S DAY IS CANCELLED THIS YEAR DUE TO CUPID BEING BEATEN TO DEATH WITH HIS OWN CROSSBOW IN FRONT OF THE HALLMARK FACTORY BY SOME DISGRUNTELED SEASONAL CARD EMPLOYEE HIGH ON WHITMAN’S SAMPLERS!”
The Scorpio in love whistles while they work. The Scorpio in Big Love treats the world with the same concern as they do their children.
November 23rd – December 21st
You can come out now, Sag! Shhhhhhh! I know, my Pony Boys and Girls, I know! You don’t even have to speak, just show Brad with the dollies what that big, ‘ole mean Universe has done to you as of late.
Since you are the fiery representative of the dualistic mutable signs, my Valentine’s tidings for the Centaur speak of relieving burden through ease as well as intrinsic challenges to one’s core sense of Horsey self.
But first some Sagittarian sympathy. You lucky ones have not had it so super doops over the last year and a half, and that not only applies to you Centaurs, but to all members of The Family of Flame as well, namely Aries and Leo.
Nearly 80% of that calendar year which shall be nameless to Fire Signs (Hint: 2010) had the planets which are fiery in foundation, namely Mars and your planetary ruler, Jupiter, traversing through the Heavens in retrograde, or backwards motion. This in turn was proceeded by the last quarter of 2011 having its own extended retrograde period your ruler, The King of Planets and if that wasn’t enough to make all of you leap through the flame-extinguished hoops of unmotivated madness, Mars is currently in its own retrograde cycle which began on January 24th lasting all the way until the 14th….of April.
The fire signs are action oriented. Those born under the element of fire are happiest when they are in the process of action, or “doing things”. When the fiery based planets are in backwards or retrograde motion, the fire sign’s core energies sputter down to the barest of flickers, leaving them unmotivated, listless, and indecisive. These unfiery results could, in turn, become intensely frustrating, which could lead the fire sign to try to remedy the situation by forcing themselves to be busier than ever before.
Big Cosmic no no as I’m sure many of you Centaurs have personally experienced the repercussions of fighting the force of retrograde by busying yourselves right into a hospital or an extended period of illness due to your bodies, especially the Sagittarian immune system, being worn down to next to nothing.
Even though the planet of high powered action and bed creaking, Mars, will be retrograde this Valentine’s Day, the Empress of Romance will be shining brightly in The Sagittarius’ House of Romance on Love’s Big Day! It may not be such a horrible thing, my Centaurs, if instead of having a night painting the town heart shaped red with your entire posse, a romantic evening of 1 on 1 be spent this Valentine’s with just you and your significant other. An evening where there is no pressure to “do” anything, and where each of you will simply enjoy each other’s company and re-charge your batteries of romantic appreciation for one another.
For the single Sag, The House of Romance is also the House of Creative Self-Expression. Lady Love may have a surprise in store for you Looking for Love Horseys this Valentine’s Day if you shake things up by presenting yourselves in a most creative light. An evening activity on Love’s Special Night that is both fun and actively creative which slews of single Centaurs should stampede to pursue is Karaoke, provided there be Romantic parameters, my overdoers of the Zodiac!
Performing your favorite standard of a 37 minute extended version of “Paradise By The Dash Board Light” is not romantically permissible, Sag. Screaming away for that chunk of time is neither creative nor romantic nor appreciated by the remainder of those present who have to suffer through listening to you party monsters slurringly perform it.
I know you children of Bounty usually need a good stiff drink before picking up that microphone, just make sure they’re not picking up your horsey selves before you even make it to the stage, due to your highly excitable, nervous jitters transforming one drink into 10 or 20. Keep in mind this golden rule of Romance this Valentine’s Day my single show Ponies: Public displays of either puking or passing out are never attractive nor romantically appealing.
Onto more important Horsey matters….
Your sign has the biggest challenge to face as Neptune is about to deep sea dive in its ruling sign and element for the next upcoming 14 years, since the watery planet will be bobbing along in as domestic an area of your Horsey Lives as possible, the Sag’s House of Home. My next statement will certainly be taken the wrong way by a few, but overall, the living pad of many a Sagittarian tends to be untidy and chaotic. There may be a house involved, but the Sag pad, for the most part, usually lacks any semblance of homey-ness. Mostly this is due to the Sagittarian focusing too much on the big picture, so that they may never spend any time at home because their energies have them incessantly busy in a whirl of multiple activities, or their sense of freedom and curse of instant boredom might have them changing living locales almost as often as they change horse shoes, or their aura of luck may have them so irresponsible as to not bother or not know how to fix anything broken at home nor maintain a proactive sense of upkeep with the structure of their horsey houses.
Now, that so far has been surface House talk! A not so well known aspect to the House of Home’s domain is that it also is considered the House of The Soul. A Sagittarian Soul issue that I have beaten to a dead horse (!) quite often is my concern over the children of Jupiterian abundance not sharing or spreading their wealth, instead becoming more and more presumptuous over getting what they want, whenever they want it.
Over the next 14 years, think of Neptune as your Soul’s personal building contractor, Sag. The planet of unconditional love and spiritual connectedness will begin inspection of your horse stables from the inside out beginning this February 4th. Neptune’s influence will start from the core of each Sagittarian’s soul, determining how much is part of a sound and secure structure of evolutionary spirituality of global proportions and how much should be condemned due to the soul’s irreparable damage brought about by actions of pure self promotion and pursuits of sheer hedonism.
Based on what percentage of the Sagittarian soul meets the minimal requirements of the Universal housing code, will determine whether the watery planet runs evolved or unevolved water through the pipes of each your Soul’s Housing structures, which in turn, shall spill over into each Centaur’s place of residence. For you unevolved Sags, you thought your place was a little cramped before? Neptune’s unevolved waters might just hose down your abodes with the most disorganized and distracting piles o’ junk; be it in the form of worthless mail, burnt out lighbulbs, discarded toilet paper rolls, mini mountains of anciently outdated and consistently unread newspapers and magazines, junk drawers bursting at the seams with endless pieces of nothing and bric a brac, as well as every malodorous food item or dairy product you thought you would deal with some other time. making their presences unavoidably known all at once!
And that’s just what the unevolved Neptune giveth! Even your big pictured visionary selves can’t imagine the great lengths the unevolved watery planet shall taketh away from your horsey homes in the form of any/all kinds of disrepair, breakdown, or removal, be it via theft, natural disaster, or altered zoning laws that for some reason, you were not informed about, but would be immediately affected by none the luck-less. Put the giveth and taketh parts together, my unevolved Centaurians, and the domesticated nightmare has only just begun to snowball! For as my uber-organized, meticulously cleaning mother wisely warns: “Son, Chaos begets Chaos.”
Galloping fast and furiously into the other direction of Neptunian Evolution, we come upon the House That Unconditional Love Built. The Neptunian voyage for the evolved Centaur will be a less than minimal emphasis on the ephemeral. In other words, the watery planet’s focus will turn away from the actual nails and boards of the floors and walls that comprise that tangible entity known as one’s House, which, karmicly, could be there one minute and out to high tide the next, with a decent sized tsunami wave hand delivered by the Lord of the Ocean Depths, anyway. The more the evolved Sagittarian reinforces the foundation of that which houses their individual Soul with a sealant of Goodwill Towards Men, the more their Homes, over the next decade and a half, will transform into sheltering beacons of optimistic cheer for All who enter.
The Sagittarius in love is romantic as they are lucky. The Sagittarian in Big Love offers the world shelter with their innate optimism and hope for the future.