The Meaning of Colors ... within Astrology

Colorwheel Colors have very different meanings and can conjure up different reactions in people. Wearing or displaying some colors can spur aggression in others or can make them feel more comfortable. The stuble use and choice of color can help you be more successful in how you perceive yourself and how others view you.

Here is a quick guide:

Red is associated with energy, force, aggression and power. It also shows passion; the stronger the red is the greater the intensity of the passion (like sending red roses for "love" but pink for "friendship".) Red is attributed to the astrology sign of Aries which is powerful, domineering and strong. When you wear red, you naturally feel more in control and out front. If you prefer to blend into the background. avoid wearing too much red.

Yellow is sunshine, happiness, energy, smarts and honor. It is associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini which is sociable, charming, cheery and mentally active. Yellow grabs ones attention. But studies have found that overuse of the color yellow may create too much stress. (Geminis are known to get overstressed easily.) Babies cry more in yellow rooms. But use this color carefully - yellow is not the color of "status" so Capricorns should avoid. If you want to impress, don't cloak yourself in yellow.

Orange is considered joyful because it combines the strength of red with the happiness of yellow. It represents enthusiasm, fascination, creativity, success and stimulation. They say that orange increases oxygen supply to the brain and gives an energizing boost to stimulate brain activity. Because it is a citrus color it is said to stimulate appetite and is associated with healthy food. So a restaurant with an orange color motif may spur diners. Orange is associated with Libra who has a warm personality, loves to attract attention and loves healthy food.

Green is nature, growth, safety, harmony, fertility and freshness. It is said to have great healing power and is a very relaxing color (The "green" room in television is where guests wait to go on air. It is considered a serene and comfortable room and usually has drinks and food to make it more comfortable.) Cancer, with its nurturing personality, love of children and thriftiness (green is the color of money...) can make great use of this range of color.

Blue is also associated with nature: the sky and the sea. And as such, offers depth, stability, trust, loyalty, wisdom and truth. It is a caliming color and is attributed to the sign of Taurus and of Pisces but for different reasons. Taurus for its stability, expertise and solidity and Pisces for its spirituality, purity, healing and relationship to water. Blue supresses appetite so use it carefully around any food situation.

Purple is the perfect combination of stability (of blue) and force (or red) and therefore is associated with power, luxury, wealth and ambition. For Sagittarius it is the color of independence, creativity and magic and for Leo it is the color of royalty and extravagance. Children prefer purple to all other colors.

White conjures up feelings of purity, light, goodness and innocence. Obviously Virgo, with its emphasis on cleanliness, simplicity and virginity does well with this color. White is also high tech and coolness and can therefore work well with the Aquarian personality.

Black is associated with power, elegance and mystery, as is the astrological sign of Scorpio. It can give the feeling of strength, authority and prestige so Capricorn can also use this color to good effect. Since the color black changes perception (wearing a black dress can make you look thinner) you can use it to enhance other colors.

Get more details on the nuances of shades and the impact of colors with certain consumer products at The Color Wheel Pro website.

Valentines Day Love Styles and Gifts By Astrology Signs

Valentines I love Valentine's Day even if sometimes it seems overly commercialized. You really don't have to spend spend spend to let someone know how much you care for them. In fact sometimes actions speak louder than gifts. So with these tight and austere economic times, why not try something different for your valentine this year? Don't think of it as "cheap" think of it as "memorable".

Here is a quick guide to the love styles of each astrology sign and cheap gifts to go with them:

Aries are very robust in their love making. While they may not admit it, they love a challenge. So give them one! Pretend you are a territory that needs to be conquered. Tempt your Aries with bold Australian, Spanish or South American wines, red flowers of any kind or a saucy adventure.

Taureans love luxury, sex and good meals. So your plan for them this Valentines day could include a romantic meal in a cushiony cuddly environment. (Maybe at home?) Ply them with desserts but not too much. They may not know when enough is enough. And this is a bad thing....?

Geminis have been known to play mind games. So give them a mystery to solve this Valentines Day. Flirt with them and let them come to you. Little puzzle gifts that can lead them to your lair can be fun and eventful. Dress as a package that they can unwrap.

Cancers are cuddly, romantic and sensitive. So their environment is very important to them. Some small romantic gifts can help unlock their love. Red roses, boxes with large bows and maybe even a pet will melt their hearts. Then what will you do?

Leos are generous and love to be the center of attention. Maybe you can arrange to have them lavish you with fabulous gifts. Of course you would do it to make them feel good! Tell them they are the sexiest. Tell them they are gorgeous and vital. They will be like putty in your hands. Mold them.

Virgos can be practical so a lavish over-the-top gift may make them feel a little uneasy. Keep it simple and honestly heartfelt and they will respond. Virgos are earth signs so they can be very senual if treated the right way. Patience, endurance and warmth are the tickets to your journey with them.

Libras are attracted to attractive folks and beautiful objects. So make yourself look as sexy as possible and see if they bite. Small artistic objects will capture their attention as will tasteful flowers or a small box of gourmet chocolate. Keep it stylish and trendy, just like they are.

Scorpios are very intense, jealous and passionate. They also happen to love sex. That should make a chocie of a Valentines Day gift very easy for you! Sensual oils, sexy underwear or reading material will make them steam to a boil. When in doubt, wrap yourself up as a gift.

Sagittarians love to spend time and create adventure with their special valentines. Take them on a journey to new and exotic places. You don't have to travel far - discover a foreign restaurant in your neighborhood or rent a bevy of intereting movies for a night together. Netflix anyone?

Capricorns may seem practical and conservative but they ache to be loved and can be very earthy if given a chance. Unlock your Capricorn's sexuality with some tasteful small gifts designed to pique their interest and enhance their status. Designer anything.

Aquarians are cool, calm and collected... that is until they set their sights on their valentine. Get their blood pumping by joining them in their personal cause and make them feel that they are the leader of the pack. Take them on a walking tour or get them a unique and weird little gift. No - not nose hair clippers.

Pisces are hopeless romantics who just love holidays like Valentines Day. They can be moody and intuitive so find something that can feel their inner soul like candles, oils, books and special quiet time. Spoil them with attention and let them know how much you love them.

Linda Goodman's Love Signs: A New Approach to the Human Heart, 2008 Astrological Calendar: With Horoscopes for Everyone
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Top Five Aromatherapy Scents to Spice Up Your Love Life

We are primal beasts ... well at least some of us are. And there is nothing more enticing that a tantalizing scent of a lover to increase sexual passion and attractiveness.

Sexy Aromatherapy can be used for many purposes - healing, lifting depression, helping us to sleep, but it is also a wonderful aphrodisiac and can help people increase their sexual drive and appeal.

So here is a list of those aromatherapy essential oil scents that you can furtively dab, spray or lightly filter to increase the passion and attract the lover of your dreams. Or you can add a few drops into your bath for two....

1. Vanilla - With its warm, rich scent, vanilla is a sensual aphrodisiac. It is the perfect scent to turn your partner on. Interestingly, Vanilla is a component of many Asian perfumes because it is comforting and relaxing as well as sexy. Despite the flavor, don't eat it in the essential oil form. Just rub-a-dub it on. Order vanilla oil.

2. Neroli - is derived from bitter orange trees and provides courage and energy. But it also reduces stress and anxiety which is a powerful combination. You will all of the above for your many love pursuits. Neroli is often a component in sensual oil mixtures, mixed in with other oils. Order neroli oil.

3. Rose - Roses and lovers just seem to go together. Roses are used lavishly in weddings, on anniversaries and to woo a potential new love. The Rose essential oil has aphrodisiac properties and it is used by both men and women to get who and what they want. Order rose oil.

4. Ginger - Ginger has a pungent and spicy scent and is said to boost and add vitality to a love relationship. It heats it up and melts cold emotions. Bring your love to a rapid boil and start steaming. It is also said to revive a flagging libido better than Viagra. Order ginger oil.

5. Jasmine - Just the name conjures up all sorts of delightful sexy times. The Jasmine scent is calming, relaxing, sensual and romantic. It helps maintain self-confidence and has sensual and aphrodisiac properties. Often it is part of a perfume mix with other sexy essential oils. Order jasmine oil.

Everyone has their own favorite sexy scents. The Herbal Serenity website also has a great list of sensual oils. Check it out.

Learn more about aromatherapy with this definitive guide: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health - Beauty - a Safe Home Environment

Red On Women Drives Men Wild

Red Valentines are usually red, and with good reason. It is because Red is considered to be the color of love. And Red is the color of love for a reason: It makes men feel more amorous towards women ... or so says a new study.
From ancient rituals to those red paper lace hearts on Valentines, red has been tied to carnal passions and romance in many cultures over the course of history. But the University of Rochester has taken this one step further. They had psychologists test how different colors affected men's attitudes towards women.
Test subjects were shown a picture of a woman that was framed by either a red or white border and asked to answer a series of questions, such as: "How pretty do you think this person is?" Other experiments contrasted red with gray, green or blue (keeping saturation and brightness levels the same between the different hues). Then the shirt of the woman in the photo was digitally colored red or blue. Men were questioned not only about their attraction to the woman, but about how they would plan a hypothetical date with her. For example, one question asked: "Imagine that you are going on a date with this person and have $100 in your wallet. How much would you be willing to spend on your date?"

In all the experiments, women shown framed by or wearing red were rated significantly more attractive and sexually desirable by men than the exact same women shown with other colors. When wearing red, women were also more likely to be treated to a more expensive outing.

The study is said to be the first to scientifically document the effects of color on behavior in relationships. But should we be surprised? After all non human primates such as baboons and chimpanzees are known to be attracted to females displaying red.

So, ladies, instead of wearing black on a date (as I would do by the way....) try a bit of red and see if it has any beneficial impact.

Read more about this and other experiments on LiveScience.com which chronicles the daily advances and innovations made in science and technology.

Love Styles by Astrology Sign

It is never too early to think about Valentine's Day. What can you do this year for your special someone that is especially love-laden and sexy? Here is a handy guide of how each sign expresses and enjoys love. When you're ready to shop, here's Valentine Day Gifts for him, for her, and for you -- all at prices you'll love. . . 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Aries (March 21-April 20): Aries make the first moves. They love to be in command and enjoy a little bit of a challenge. Feed their love with red colored items that give them power and authority. Try a red cape or sexy underthingsGarcia. Then watch them go, go, go! 

Andy Garcia has Sun in Aries



Taurus (April 21-May 20): Taureans love the good things in life including you! Ply their love with wine and delectables. Make the mood with soft music and lush cushions. They will eat out of your hand among other areas.

Tom welling





Tom Welling has Sun in Taurus

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Geminis can be more flirty than passionate but love mind games. So attract your Gemini with love notes and puzzles (like where is their Valentine's Day gift?). A little champagne can't hurt either!



Mark Wahlberg has Sun in Gemini



Cancer (June 21-July 20): Plan a romantic evening alone at home with your Cancer. They are very romantic, sensitive and moody. Anything that tugs at their heartstrings is sure to please. Cuddling is not only acceptable but required!

Prince william

Prince William has Sun in Cancer




Leo (July 21-August 20): Leos are regal and sexy beasts and love to be the center of attention. So make them the center of your attention. And they also love a crowd. So you might try planning a dinner at a hot spot as the prelude to some hot behind-the-scenes.



Jennifer Lopez has Sun in Leo




Virgo (August 21-September 20): Virgos are earth signs which makes them earthier and sexier than you might think by just looking at them. While they appreciate practical items, splurge on something sexy for them for Valentine's Day. Surprise them and you will be pleasantly surprised too.


Richard Gere has Sun in Virgo




Libra (September 21-October 20): Libra's love love and appreciate attractive things. So that means either give them beautiful romantic gifts or make yourself more attractive than usual. In fact, why not do both?


Alicia Silverstone has Sun in Libra


Scorpio (October 21-November 20): There is no one more intense and passionate than a Scorpio. They love sex so turn on the spigot and see what happens. Dress up, take things to the next level and experiment. They will love it and you.



Julia Roberts has Sun in Scorpio



Sagittarius (November 21-December 20): Sagittarians have a lot of energy and also have a romantic side but you may not always see it. Attract their attention by joining them in their travels. For Valentine's Day, plan a getaway to a place that intrigues them or some imported foreign fare.

Scarlett Johansson


Scarlett Johansson has Sun in Sagittarius



Capricorn (December 21-January 20): Capricorns love glittery expensive objects and anything with status. They become putty in your hands. So find unique ways of stirring their fires with well made, attractive, personal items. Or maybe that is you...?


Annie Lennox has Sun in Capricorn




Aquarius (January 21-February 19): Go for something unusual and unique for your Aquarian Valentine. They enjoy anything and anyone who stands out from the crowd. While they may not be the most passionate of people, they will rise to the occasion if you can engage their mind as well as body.


Geena Davis has Sun in Aquarius




Pisces (February 20-March 20): There is no one more romantic and intuitive than a Pisces. Really anything that you can do for them or give them for Valentines Day will spark their love. But if you take the time to find something especially soft, psychic and spell binding, they will amply reward you with love.


Daniel Craig has Sun in Pisces