East Meets West




StarScoop: Jason Bateman was born Jan. 14, 1969. The beginning of my deep appreciation for this talented Capricorn began when I first started watching “Arrested Development.” It was something about his demeanor that made him so likable in the chaotic family setting he had to struggle with and how human his character was, regardless of what transpired. He was easy to relate to and just so darn likable.

But nothing compares to his talent in his latest series — “Ozark.” I’m riveted by not only his performance, and although that’s what pulled me into the series originally, it turns out the whole cast is outstanding. There is not a weak link in this parade of talent that sets you up and takes you on a journey that is unbelievable.

So naturally, I felt the urge to take a look at Bateman’s chart. Although Jason is a Capricorn by Sun sign, and those characteristics do come out in an area of his chart that deals with how he gets along with or treats his peers, it isn’t a surprise. Neither was it unexpected to see what a well-rounded chart this talented man was born with.

It isn’t necessarily the best chart, but it does indicate he’s a very engaging and innovative thinker and that he has the potential to make as much of an impact behind the scenes as he does in front of the camera.

With Leo rising, there is no doubt he can perform and that he does so from a very passionate place with his ascendant well-positioned to his natal Moon in Sagittarius in an area of his chart that deals with entertainment and creativity.

So, what’s on the horizon for this very modest star? I think he’s going to reap high rewards for his hard work, dedication and mastery that he portrays both on and off the screen.

A change is heading his way, and greater recognition for what he has to offer will follow. With transiting Jupiter heading through the area of his chart representing entertainment, you can bet interesting opportunities will continue to unfold for this very talented man.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Observe what’s going on around you and consider how you want to move forward. Don’t let change derail your plans. Anger solves nothing; reasonable discussions will lead to solutions.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Begin the year with a push. Don’t let what other people do stop you from following through with your plans. Use experience to help you excel.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Broaden your horizons. Get involved in group or community events that will encourage new friendships and bring a better quality of life to you and those you love.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll have plenty to think about regarding your relationship with others and what you want to strive for personally and professionally. Don’t let moodiness be your demise.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It’s up to you regarding the changes you want to make. Personal growth and a positive mental attitude, along with physical fitness, will prepare you for better days ahead.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Enjoy and live in the moment. Make an agreement with those you love to have more fun and to spend time discovering what life has to offer.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You cannot move forward until you fix what you left unfinished. Stop whatever isn’t working for you and focus on what you can do to improve your future.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Step into the future with confidence. Look at what you know and the experience you have and set your sights on long-term goals. If you want something, go after it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Settle into what will bring you the highest returns or the greatest satisfaction. Positive change is about being content with the choices you make.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Look at your situation and do what has to be done. Make up your mind regarding what really matters to you and head in that direction. Don’t expect to please everyone.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consider your strengths and put them to work for you. Don’t let emotions step in and cause confusion when in reality it’s up to you to do your own thing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): What you do for others will be in your best interest. You can expect someone to come to your rescue when you least expect it. Trust and believe in yourself.

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East Meets West



The Year of the Pig 2019


West: Jan. 1, 2019 — Dec. 31, 2019

East: Feb. 5, 2019 — Jan. 24, 2019




I am the goodwill ambassador

I observe, but I do not judge

I inspire innocence and faith

And the purest of heart

What I am here to manufacture

Is truth, wisdom and compassion

As the fiber and bond

That unites this great planet

against chaos and divisiveness



The Year of the Pig

During a time that suggests what’s true is fake and what’s fake is true, and suggests that it’s quite all right to lie and cheat, it’s not a minute too soon to welcome in the Year of the Pig. The Pig stands for honesty, integrity and responsibility and is known for fair play and not putting on airs. His goal is to keep the peace and to seek harmony and contentment for all mankind. He has no favorites or prejudices, only truth.

The Pig isn’t interested in holding grudges, even though he will never back down when obstruction of justice prevails. He will fix the problem and move forward without judging those he has battled with in order to combat wrong doings, inequality and discrimination.

The Pig is jovial and expresses intellectual wit that encourages his popularity. Everyone wants to stand close to the Pig and share his space, success and riches, as he also loves to entertain and host those who want to contribute to and share his glory.

The Pig’s attraction is not charisma — it’s sincerity, concern and the desire to do what’s right. He has manners, class and will always be up-front. He says what he thinks, and he does what he says. There are no ulterior motives lurking behind his words.

The Pig is the underdogs’ savior, the one to rush in and make matters right. He listens and observes and offers sound suggestions and solid solutions. He is the one you want standing by your side, fighting for your rights and on your team from beginning to end.

Just remember as we head in to the Year of the Pig that he alone cannot alter the acrimony the world faces on his own. He will call out for help, unity and truth to put an end to the one-way-street mentality that prevails. The Pig stands for justice and expects everyone who joins his circle to step up and be fair. His attitude is “what’s mine is yours, and what’s yours is mine,” so be prepared to give your all if you want to reap the rewards that the Pig has to offer.


ARIES(March 21-April 19): Uncertainty and hesitation should not define your year, or you will miss out on the opportunities that prevail. Gravitate toward positive people and projects, and be open and receptive to try something new. Doors will open, but be prepared to give your all and to live up to your promises.

Best months of the year: January, April, July, August, October, November.

What you should strive for: confidence, responsibility, equality.

Fashion: tailored, classic, discreet.

Your lucky numbers: 5, 12, 22, 27, 33, 39, 45.

West Aries corresponding sign: East Dragon


TAURUS(April 20-May 20): Trust and believe in yourself, what you stand for and what you are capable of doing. How you dealt with past challenges will determine how well you fair as stability, opportunity and success head into your sphere. Harnessing your attributes and making them work for you will be the key.

Best months of the year: January, February, June, September, October, December.

What you should strive for: sound mind, body and soul.

Fashion: flowing, soft, mystical.

Your lucky numbers: 3, 16, 20, 24, 33, 45, 49.

West Taurus corresponding sign: East Snake


GEMINI(May 21-June 20): How to reason with rigidity will be the question. Look inward, choose your prime purpose and distance yourself from meddlers. It’s how you choose to deal with others that will make the difference. Don’t waste time trying to change the impossible. Focus on what’s doable and in your best interest.

Best months of the year: February, March, May, July, August, November.

What you should strive for: awareness, secrecy, opportunity.

Fashion: Fun, colorful and inconsistent.

Your lucky numbers: 4, 10, 17, 26, 30, 38, 43.

West Gemini corresponding sign: East Horse


CANCER(June 21-July 22): Use your imagination and you’ll come up with creative solutions to combat any opposition that comes your way. A steady pace in a direction you have chosen for the promises and returns you desire will not let you down if you are willing to embrace change and unorthodox procedures.

Best months of the year: March, April, May, August, November, December.

What you should strive for: courage, distinctiveness, self-improvement.

Fashion: upscale, simple, classy.

Your lucky numbers: 2, 8, 17, 22, 30, 37, 45.

West Cancer corresponding sign: East Sheep


LEO(July 23-Aug. 22): Untangle your affairs. Set new goals. Put a budget in place. Thwart inconsistency, excess and uncertainty. Now you are ready to conquer the world. This year has the potential to offer you unprecedented opportunities if you take care of unfinished business, clearing a passageway to success.

Best months of the year: January, April, July, August, September, November.

What you should strive for: declutter, focus, perfect.

Fashion: eye-catching, high-end, trendy.

Your lucky numbers: 8, 13, 21, 24, 32, 36, 47.

West Leo corresponding sign: East Monkey


VIRGO(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Knowing is believing, and believing promotes confidence to pursue your dreams. This is a great premise, but a tendency to be led astray or to underestimate will also be present. Dot your i’s and cross your t’s. Leave nothing to chance and everything will eventually fall into place.

Best months of the year: February, March, May, July, October, December.

What you should strive for: accuracy, precision, detail.

Fashion: stylish, customized, striking.

Your lucky numbers: 6, 13, 22, 24, 34, 42, 48.

West Virgo corresponding sign: East Rooster


LIBRASept. 23-Oct. 22): If you want something, go get it. Hard work is what it takes, and having the strength and courage to follow through with your thoughts and plans will be necessary if you want to get ahead. Don’t fall short because you lack the confidence to trust and believe in yourself.

Best months of the year: February, April, July, August, September, November.

What you should strive for: upbeat, tactical, progressive.

Fashion: functional, sporty, spritely.

Your lucky numbers: 9, 15, 24, 27, 31, 38, 42.

West Libra corresponding sign: East Dog


SCORPIO(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Project an innovative, productive persona and use your imagination and intuition to captivate your audience. Hold on to your dreams and trust in your instincts, raw talents and desires. Don’t hide when being spectacular and present are required. Recognize that happiness and success are in your hands.

Best months of the year: March, April, June, July, September, December.

What you should strive for: respect, excellence, recognition.

Fashion: unique, hip, statement.

Your lucky numbers: 7, 10, 22, 27, 31, 38, 40.

West Scorpio corresponding sign: East Pig


SAGITTARIUS(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A modest lifestyle will serve you well during this transitional year. Buckle down and tidy up loose ends. Don’t leave yourself open or vulnerable when dealing with others. Too much of anything will drag you down. Don’t be gullible; go to the source and get the facts.

Best months of the year: January, March, May, July, August, November.

What you should strive for: truth, justice and completion.

Fashion: understated, comfortable, inconspicuous.

Your lucky numbers: 1, 8, 15, 21, 29, 38, 46.

West Sagittarius corresponding sign: East Rat


CAPRICORN(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stand up and be counted. Recognition will be yours, and your reputation will be front and center. You’ll be made accountable for very move you make but also offered a platform that allows you to make a difference. Proper planning and presentation will separate you from any competition you face.

Best months of the year: March, June, July, August, October, December.

What you should strive for: endurance, leadership, cooperation.

Fashion: confident, appropriate, efficacious.

Your lucky numbers: 3, 14, 20, 27, 36, 43, 49.

West Capricorn corresponding sign: East Ox


AQUARIUS(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Positive change is a result of being honest about the way you feel, what you want and what you are willing to give back in return. Greater opportunities will come your way if you are up-front as well as proactive when it comes to fulfilling your dreams.

Best months of the year: January, April, June, July, August, September.

What you should strive for: innovative, resourceful, ambitious.

Fashion: intricate, tasteful, novel.

Your lucky numbers: 2, 9, 18, 25, 37, 39, 41.

West Aquarius corresponding sign: East Tiger


PISCES(Feb. 19-March 20): It’s time to launch the ideas you’ve been considering. Go over every detail and restructure any last-minute changes that need to be implemented to ensure you won’t go over budget and that your plans are foolproof. Take a deep breath and forge into the new frontier with confidence.

Best months of the year: February, March, June, July, October, December.

What you should strive for: transformation, vision, exposure.

Fashion: chic, distinctive, sophisticated.

Your lucky numbers: 7, 13, 22, 34, 36, 39, 42.

West Pisces corresponding sign: East Rabbit


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