Jan 7, 2011

Me the Lioness and My Water Bearer

If there was one book we girls pored over in hostel or college, it was not our regular Physics, Electronics or Mathematics. It was not even Jefferey Archer or Sidney Sheldon. It was Linda Goodman's book on Love Signs. There was a HUGE demand for the single copy that was rotating in the campus.

I had had it for a few days or was it just few hours I can't remember, but what I remember is that it was just too overwhelming. I had no clue where to start or where to end or what to look for. First of all I didn't really believe any of these sun signs and stuff. Secondly it was like an ocean in itself and unless you knew who your partner was it was not of much use. However we read... I pretended to read - mostly to fit in!

After all these years suddenly I remembered the book and wanted to go back and see what Linda would have to say about me the Lioness and my Water Bearer. It is pretty amazing how she predicts the signs with such accuracy. I truly enjoyed the reading and had to laugh out loud more than once. Just wanted to share some of the highlights.

WARNING: If you are neither a Lioness nor a Water Bearer this stuff will be boring to you. In that case, I would suggest you read the signs for YOU and the Love of your life, clicking here.

If you insist otherwise, here we go...

In the beginning she felt herself drawn to him like a bar of magnet being propelled by jet speed. Somehow, the Water Bearer seemed to almost literally pull her into the depths of his dreamy eyes, as though she were a wisp of cloud, disappearing into the space of his expression. Being a Lioness, naturally she resisted. But it was no use. She felt borne aloft by the gentle breezes of his Air Element charisma, lulled by the soothing music of his bagpipes.

For a while, all was pinkness and peacocks, lovely and beyond lovely. He behaved like a veritable saint. Sometimes she was positive she could even see his halo, but it appeared to be such an odd shape. Strangely, nearly the very same thing happened to him in the beginning. He felt compelled to walk barefoot on her velvet purple train, kiss the diamonds of her tiara.She behaved like the Queen of all angels. She purred like a kitten and hummed like a hummingbird.

Suddenly the sky turned grey, and Rip Van Winkle began knocking around tenpins like a drunken sailor. Heat lightening. Thunder claps. In short, the windy, scorched and soggy season of romance arrived. He became stuffy, stodgy, stingy and sarcastic. She became rude, regal, raging and resentful. He decided she was a bore and she decided he was a boor. It was all so sad. What happened?

What happened was that their polarities got tangled and twisted. Leo and Aquarius are opposed on the karmic wheel of Life. They are polarized personalities, these two, influenced by the at-first magnetic, then repelling. But opposites attract, when the sexes are also opposite. The true goal of love is not to remain forever opposed in attitudes and desires, but to blend the opposing forces into a smooth harmony, to combine the best of each and either discard or dilute the worst, so as to remove the power of negative traits to torment their relationship.

That's what opposition means - it doesn't mean opposing. It means blending into bliss.But there's always the danger that the Lioness and her Water Bearer may lose all the potential excitement and inspirational promise of their marriage by continually attempting to top each other at every step along the way. Give-and-take is the answer. Not too much give and not too much take. Just the right amount of submission and command mixed...

Most Lionesses keep their distance from Aquarian females, but a Leo girl can be inexplicably attracted by an Aquarian man. He accepts Life and people as effortlessly as she'd like to (and pretends to) but somehow can't quite manage to completely accomplish. He makes her want to literally let her hair down and run with him through starry meadows in both an imaginary and an actual sense. She envies his freedom of expression, his ability to be detached and unemotional. How does he stay so cool and untouched by tragedy and disappointment?

The Aquarain male has always been puzzled that he can't seem to count on Leo men as his friends. Yet here is the intriguing contradiction of this Leo woman, this proud and aloof feline creature who has caused him to wonder if there might be more to human contact than mere intellectual communication alone. Despite himself, she made him wonder about love, to decide he might have been wrong to dismiss emotions as "kid stuff", not worth a grown man's involvement. Often, an Aquarian man is more demonstrative and affectionate with a Leo woman than anyone, even he, would ever have believed possible.

A Leo woman absolutely must be periodically complimented, be made to know she's treasured by the man she loves. The Aquarian man's natural tendency is to make the woman he's crazily in love with play a guessing game. He hints. He suggests. He invites her inside his mind (a place where most people find a Do not Enter sign) and he thinks this should convince her she's very important to him - that he needs her more than he can express. But it won't work. She doesn't like guessing games. She becomes impatient with subtlety, because she's so direct and outgoing herself. He may indeed need her more than he can express, but he's going to have to learn to express it if he wants to keep her. It won't be easy, because compliments and flattery are usually difficult for the typical Aquarian man to master. He feels uneasy expressing his deepest feelings and emotions in words. He's more comfortable making them into a joke or a limerick. It's possible he may write her a poem or a song, but a direct personal statement of a romantic declaration embarrasses him - sometimes painfully.

She'll have to try a little harder to realize that this man, in his own unpredictable, eccentric way, is a special human being. He doesn't give his love away casually. The very fact that he said "I love you" even once should make her know he's serious about their relationship. She shouldn't try to make him repeat what he considers meaningless declarations as proof of reality of his longings. To him, once a thing has been said, it stands - until it's retracted. To repeat a statement, an action, an idea - or anything at all - seems like a terrible waste of time to this man, whose mind is always on what's ahead, not what lies behind.

He may try to tell her this some midnight or midday. Lying beside her in bed - or crossing a busy street, holding hands, at noon. It will just pop into his head, so he'll say it. "You know," he'll tell her gently, quietly, "it's not what people say that matters. It's what people do that matters." Then he'll flash her one of his Uranian looks of deep penetration that seems to sear into her soul. If she's as wise as the Sun-ruled are capable of being, she'll smile back at him with her eyes, simple say, "I know" - and never, ever forget that timeless moment when he tried so hard to make her see, to understand. Because he'll probably never repeat it. Aquarians bare their souls to you only rarely, but for an instant. If you're too busy or too full of self-pity to really listen, the moment will be gone forever.

A person may choose a dog for a pet and that animal will be touchingly grateful to have been adopted and given a home. But you know what they say about cats. No one "chooses" a cat as a pet. A cat chooses her own owner. And only after she's decided you're worth honoring with her presence. She'll expect you to be properly pleased, to cherish her and pat her on the head frequently - if you want her to stay around and purr for you, to adorn your house. The Water Bearer should note that his Lioness has similar notions.

As for any doubts the Leo woman may have concerning the basic stability of her unpredictable, eccentric and unconventional Aquarian man - well, he may be a little crazy, but that's what keeps him from going insane in a world that's really off the wall. When she thinks about it for a while, she'll understand. And her sunny smile will return. Just in time. He was freezing out there all by himself, without her. But he would never have let her know. He would have simply have turned and walked away, bravely whistling a lonesome song, pretending it didn't matter. Later, he would have wondered why she called him absentminded because he could never remember to bring her a gift on her birthday or their anniversary. She's the one who forgot... that he once told her he loved her....

9 comments:

Bikramjit said...

Ok... i will go and chek mine he hehe he

A said...

Do you still believe in these things?

NRIGirl said...

@A! I DO NOT believe in horoscopes - neither then nor now.

It is not horoscope this book talks about. It explains the general characteristics/behaviour of people with different sun signs - depending on their birth days.

Seems to match picture perfect to a great extent - at least for the people I checked out.

Let's wait to hear from @Bikramjit as to what he thought of his sign...

NRIGirl said...

Also, wait and see @Stranger will have interesting thoughts to share...

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Oh well, now you've provided me with another great form of procrastination. I was never very into horoscopes, but of course now that I should be working on my paper all that has changed!

P.S. My quite windswept hair (on my blog) is held back by nothing more mysterious than two or three bobby pins. I wasn't trying to be secretive, just didn't think anyone would be to interested in my amateur hairdressing. ; )

Sanand said...

I can believe the popularity of this book, it was popular in campuses too.

dr.antony said...

I had this book long time back.There are people who take it seriously.And that is why they sell a lot.It is surprising,such things are becoming more and more popular these days.Vasthu,Rahu,and so on.I know a friend of mine who would go for anything only after consulting the astrologer.Horoscopes are all the more used for weddings.
Honestly,I dont believe in this stuff.If you trust in God,where is the role?

NRIGirl said...

I do believe a star led the wise men to the Lord after His birth.

I do believe He determines the number of stars calls each star by name.

I do believe He also made the stars.

I do believe He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. Job 9:9

I do believe it is God who is in control and not the stars...

Stranger said...

I am too late to read this post which you recommended and sorry pal. I know my lioness will forgive after the initial...gr...grr...grrs...

Wow...I still remember those days. I still have that same copy we used to read and circulate among our friends. Can you believe it still contains the birthdays marked against each sign. You, Radha, Me, Chez, Sundar,Salo, Poongothai, Ramesh,Sunita, Bindu,...the list is quite big. I keep in touch with couple of people from our group but that book whenever I takes ( I take it rarely now. It is back home in India) makes me go through the signs and marvel how accurate it is. The characters are too much tallying with our actions that we cannot neglect it saying "bogus.."

But what about the recent news that the sun sign calculations we used so far are not right...I am no more a Sagittarius... :)

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