Renowned astrologer Brad Kronen presents the archived recordings from his “Welcome to the Zodiac“(WTZ) series, a group of 12 introductory lectures originally broadcasted on blogtalkradio.com, each dedicated to one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. In each show, Brad explains everything you’d ever want or needed to know about those particular residents of that cosmic wheel of the Universe otherwise known as the signs of the Zodiac. Not only are the basic personality traits associated with each sign thoroughly discussed in easy to understand language, Brad also relays detailed aspects to each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac most never knew existed, such as their origin along with the variety of everyday things assigned to them such as a sign’s – tree, flower, spice, animal, foodstuff, dedicated cities throughout the globe, as well as famous personalities born beneath each sign and how their personas reflect the nature of the particular sign each celebrity was born under. Accompanying every WTZ show is a formal announcement which opens with three choice quotes said by three famous personalities born beneath that show’s highlighted sign. The series also has a “WTZ Icon” for every show, an image chosen by Brad which captures each sign’s overall essence, as well as a “WTZ Song”, a piece of music chosen by Brad which he considers to be that sign’s unofficial “anthem”.
So join the first astrologer on reality TV and author of the 21st century guide to astrology and relationships “Love in the Stars” on a journey like no other, as Brad Kronen introduces the basic wonders which form the foundation of one of Mankind’s most ancient studies, better known as Astrology by welcoming you to the Zodiac.
WELCOME TO THE ZODIAC SERIES
The Packrat Who Carries the Pent Up Past or
The Nurturing Power Player Who Intuits the Pulse of the Public?**
Archived on blogtalkradio.com
“If you go anywhere, even Paradise, you will miss your home.”
– Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Cancer
“The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.” – The Duke of Windsor, former King of England and Cancer
“Is the mother gonna live?”
“No, she’s dying….but I can still hear her big mouth.”
– Dialogue between Olympia Dukakis, Cancer, & Cher from the film named after Cancer’s planetary ruler, “Moonstruck”
The Mother – A life giving force that’s also one of the deadliest when provoked.
Can all Crabs sidle down front and say out loud the sentence just prior to the one you are currently reading? Cancer is the one sign I have consistently observed where a significant portion of those born beneath it refrain from tapping into the full potential of their sign’s natural strengths. Crabs of both genders should know one of the best ways for a human to ensure their death in Mother Nature’s Queendom is by simply crossing paths 1 inch the wrong way with the young of any wild animal comparable in size to us.
The Mother of said wild animal whose path you just crossed 1 inch too far will make sure you see the error of your ways…..by killing you 10 times before ‘ya even hit the ground.
The primal force of “The Mommy” resides within every Cancer, male and female alike and can effectively be applied to the human jungle of today whenever a person born beneath the first of the Water signs harnesses their naturally powerful intuition and ability to “mommy” or nurture others.
Despite being born with such intuitive gifts, it’s crucial for every Cancerian to resist retreating into their crab shells from the outside world in order to avoid the flow of their heartfelt feelings, which admittedly can be seriously overwhelming for this most sensitive of signs.
Those Crabs who accept the realization that anything of an emotional nature acts independently outside the realm of human control while simultaneously manage to keep their rational minds from getting in the way of processing their emotions – turn out being some of the most influential power players whose abundance is exponentially gained by their Cancerian knack of having their fingers on the pulse of the public at large.
Those Crustaceans left too scared or intimidated by the raw power of their flowing feelings and actively pursue to jam, cram, or suppress anything even hinting of emotion are technically still Cancerian by virtue of their attachments to their homes and mothers, but with things left emotionally unprocessed tend not to function too well in society.
Examples of this 2nd kind of Cancer range from the fictitious Norman Bates to the true-to-life axe wielding Crab lady with serious Mommy (and Daddy) issues, Lizzie Borden.
So join me, won’t you? Actually, you “2nd kind of Cancers” can stay at home and keep Mom company. I won’t mind, really.
Welcome to the Zodiac Icon for Cancer: Every sign of the Zodiac has its symbol. Brad has taken things an astrological step further by choosing images which capture each sign’s essence and making them their official “Icon” for his Welcome to the Zodiac series. The icon selected for each sign ranges from the obvious to the esoteric.
The sign of the Crab has a strong association with that which is feminine, most especially with mothers and motherhood at large. With Cancer’s planetary ruler astrologically representing a person’s Past as well as one’s Home from both the Past and Present, this sign’s feminine influences expand to also include a force of the past that is distinctly female in nature, namely Girls and Girlhood at large.
Not surprisingly, the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize was born a Cancerian. At the ripe old age of 17, Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai was bestowed with one of the world’s most prestigious awards in 2014 for her noteworthy efforts in raising global awareness regarding a girl’s right to be educated.
Emotional security is a top priority for every Cancerian. Malala Yousafzai’s emotional security was put in jeopardy early on in life when Taliban forces invaded the young Cancer’s hometown of the Swat Valley in her native country of Pakistan and proceeded to dictate that the outlets of education for girls would be greatly restricted and eventually abolished altogether.
Malala’s vocational path as an international Peace Maker was first laid out where her exceptional life began, when an extremely frustrated Pakistani schoolgirl began fiercely defending her right to an education by telling all the world about it, starting with the BBC at the age of 11.
Malala’s fight now has expanded to champion the educational rights of young girls across the globe, especially those who have little to no power to defend themselves. In July of 2014, the young Cancerian spent her 17th birthday traveling to Nigeria, where in April of the previous year over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, whose aim is to eradicate Western education, especially for girls. After meeting with the parents of the missing school girls, Malala officially conferred with Nigeria’s President at the time, Goodluck Jonathan. Following his conference with the dynamic Cancerian the highly criticized President accused of ignoring the mass kidnappings publicly announced he would be convening with the girls’ parents….for the first time since their abduction.
The concept of “Home” is of utmost importance for those born beneath the lunar ruled sign of the Crab. Malala Yousafzai no longer lives in her home country of Pakistan after surviving being shot point blank in the head by a Taliban soldier while riding a bus on her way to school. However when observing the flag of Malala’s country of birth, its marking of the Crescent Moon signifies this global Peace Maker’s influence on humanity will make anywhere throughout the globe feel like home to her.
Welcome to the Zodiac Song for Cancer:
The song chosen for the element of Water’s first representative is quite fitting, given the piece has no words and is purely emotive. For those born beneath the sign of the Crab the concepts of “Home”, the “Past”, and one’s “Roots” are key factors which make up their core sense of self. “Home” by David Sylvian embodies these Cancerian components by virtue of it being a piece of music which represents the life cycle of those born beneath the first of the Water signs. I personally like to view this short but profoundly powerful bit of music as if it were a highly karmic version of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”. The piece begins with a basic melody line that’s repeated over and over which in musical terms is known as a “motif”. Unto itself the motif represents one’s first home and hearkens back to a time of emotional security when as children our every immediate need was looked after by our parents or guardians, etc. What’s key to note is each time the motif is repeated a new sound is added so the piece becomes something entirely different than how it began yet at its core still carries the basic melody line as its foundation.
And so it goes for those born beneath the sign of Cancer. Wherever life should take them, the Cancer shall always carry that core essence of their first emotional home within them and will build and add upon it with each new encounter they experience.
Image of Malala Yousafzai – parade.com
**Dedicated to a most nurturing Cancerian friend of mine – Cynthia Stern
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