One of the very first principles that we learn about the signs would be the keywords. The ease of the internet has allowed us all to jump ahead and to and fro where ever our hearts desire. There are what would look like a simple foundation is actually one of the weight baring walls. These simple 2 words remembered about each sign will change the way you do readings, if you have learned them and then found how to apply them. Where we find the signs in the charts will be colored with the knowledge, as are the planets in a sign now modified.
- Aries I am
- Taurus I have
- Gemini I think
- Cancer I feel
- Leo I will
- Virgo I analyze
- Libra I balance
- Scorpio I desire
- Sagittarius I perceive
- Capricorn I use
- Aquarius I know
- Pisces I believe
I memorized this list 20 some years ago… and once again annoyed with the Capricorn I USE. It seems so stereotypical of the perception of Capricorn…. here we go again, another reason to dislike Cappies. I set up to spend a day seeing how I USE would figure. I thought, Ha, I don’t use people…then the Epiphany hit, I hadn’t applied the most simple definition of the keywords.
The test day started like any other. I had 5 pounds of hamburger in the refrigerator that I had to separate and refreeze or create a meatloaf that would last until Christmas. I had forgotten to pick up some ziplock type bags and wondered how I was going to bag the beef up. Looking in the refrigerator I found produce bags filled with zucchini, cabbage, carrots, and green beans. I threw the beans in the crock pot and removed the vegetables from the other bags and placed the veggies in the crisper. I had just enough to freeze the portions. And I thought…. hey that is I USE. I continued working with the beans and added onions, potatoes, and garlic. The skins of the onions and the potatoes went into a pot with water and then was boiled down creating a vegetable broth. I will USE that to boil rice in later. This symphony of food making continued (think it is the Cancer Moon?) Making a salad I gathered up the parts that would be thrown out such as carrot peels and rusting lettuce and all that went to the rabbits to eat. I USE them as a garbage disposal that later in the spring I USE them to provide fertilizer for planting. For my daughter’s lunch I pulled out a margarine tub container, toss in an egg with seasoning, cap it, shake it, microwave it for a minute and a half and voila, a souffle egg. She used the language of her age and said to me “Wow, Momma’s Ghetto”. Ironically, she then mentioned how I can reUSE anything and everything. The next chore was to use up the bread. The kids love to open every loaf instead of one at a time, so there are lots of bags with one or two slices. That is when Meatballs are made. I will USE the abandoned bread and give it USEful purpose. I then put the bags on a shelf in the fridge to use on the huge 5 pound loafs of cheese I pick up at the beginning of the months. The loafs fit right into them perfect. Left overs, mistakes, crumbs of sandwiches are tossed into a metal bowl on the floor for the wandering by cat. The dogs get what ever is left. At this point I am in awe of both how I USE and the ungodly time I spend in the kitchen. Then I gather up the trash in a grocery bag (I haven’t bought trash bags in years, they give grocery bags free with your purchase *wink* )
Over the years, it seems that the power of attraction works with 2nd hand items. When I wanted to get the kids a swing set when they were young… a week later the neighbors offered me theirs they didn’t need for free. I had cleaned up my house and remove all the none needed stuff and put it on the side. I was to have that hauled away, then it was reneged upon. So I have my own personal mountain of trash (ha ha mountain goat now) and then a knock at my door. Three older men with a rusty beat up van are asking me if they could have the metal to recycle and they can then pay their rent. Most of what was out there had metal, even the fold out couch, so they took most of it away…. for free…. and they will make money… and the planet is better off… That was amazing, and I got the I USE meaning without it being negative. Telling my Saggi sister the story she (I PERCEIVE) she said I have always mastered I USE. She said that I taught her to think outside of the box with an incident that happened in our teens. She was making cookies (again the food) and the bowl was used for some left over or something, and I said USE a pot to mix it in. She just told me this again this last week, it made an impression.
Some of the Keywords are easier than others to work with. The one that got may attention typing the list of them was Taurus I HAVE. Aries is I AM, the awareness of self, Taurus graduates into a relationship with the material existence. It isn’t as greedy as I had thought when first learning these. This is an acknowledgment of possessions of value outside of the physical body.
When applying them to a chart will give insight. I have applied characteristics and not included the keyword list. Where ever you find Capricorn in a chart will be the area of mastery in the lifetime… now we know how it is accomplished with the keyword. My own chart as an example, Capricorn is on the cusp of the 12th house. There is a mastery of the 12 (and issues with feeling imprisoned, working with psychology, my own undoing…etc.) and now we know I USE via the 12th house. My time alone has been USEd to serve me well. I have USEd my understanding of psychology and applied it to sales. Capricorn is also the Ascendant and the conjunction with Mercury and Mars. I USE my personality and communication to my advantage. I have USEd my 1st house Venus in the beauty industry.
My 14 year old was at the mall with his uncle. They decided the I might be upset with them if they had gone to Hooter’s for lunch. I was surprised that they were in fact surprised I had no problem with it. I think nothing but admiration for some one using their talents and God given gifts. If a person has a natural affinity for mathematics they should USE it, if a person has musical talent that should be USEd. If a person has easily communicated with charm and persuasion… time to sell cars. And if you look like a Dallas cheerleader, by gosh, USE it before gravity takes it all away.