Friday, August 18, 2017





We all have dark thoughts; we all descend into the outer reaches of hell, just for a peek, if only to see what resides there.

So, if you think creepy thoughts then it follows that the date you are about to meet up with does too. Based upon his zodiac sign, let us find out what kind of horror-scope awaits you!

If you think I’m again talking bollocks I would like to add that these are not my findings since my limit on the celestial arts is not as extensive. The below insight I have gleaned from sources published on Rebel Circus, Bustle, Thought Catalogue, Ganeshaspeaks, and about another dozen or so publications.

Now, before you go tarring your date with just one brush, you can colour his dark world with many more shades of black by checking his rising sign (you’ll need his date, place and time of birth  (the internet will work the rest of it out for you)). This will also give you his moon (which as we know, from my various missives, has a lot to do with our darkness). In this way you may have a fuller idea of what creepiness awaits.

But before you go delving into the innards of his madness you should check your own. See how accurate it all is? Scary findings in itself.


ARIES: You are death obsessed. You are always thinking about your own death and the death of those closest to you. It’s creepy but perfectly normal for you as you are one of the death signs.

TAURUS: You are a stalker. You are most likely to know exactly what your ex is doing post breakup due to extreme lurking. If he’s seeing someone else you’ll find that person on social media and look through all their stuff because you just can’t let go.

GEMINI: You are skilled liar. You should be a writer because man can you weave a vivid tale. Sometimes, you lie just for the fun of it. Just to see if you can get away with it. And you always do. Because of its duality, Gemini has the ability to reframe almost anything as their own version of the truth. 

CANCER: You are obsessive. When it comes to relationships you have to remind yourself not to get carried away. It’s in your nature to nurture, but the obsession with your partner is not only creepy but suffocating.

LEO: You just want to be loved and admired. Sometimes, you picture your own funeral. You imagine who would show up first. Who would cry the loudest? Who would be the most torn apart by your death. It’s a sick fantasy that makes you feel important.
VIRGO: You have secret bizarre sexual fetishes that live in the back of your mind. Unfortunately, that’s generally where they stay due to the shy nature of the Virgo. However, there’s an inner freak that envisions some pretty kinky stuff and one day you might just bring it out.

LIBRA: You are most likely to have an aching curiosity about all things creepy. It led you to click on that article and watch that documentary. You’ve seen some shit, thanks to the Internet and your overwhelming desire to know the why, who and when of every disturbing thing you read or see.

SCORPIO: You can get super dark. In fact, you are the darkest of all the signs. Dark thoughts pop into your head easily: thoughts of murder and scenarios of violence. You can’t help but think about how at any moment you could choose to be a murderer or start a fire or drop a baby.

SAGITTARIUS: You can be cold hearted. You love your freedom and run away from problems. It’s easier to do that than face them and solve relationship issues. You often feel numb at times when you should be feeling extreme happiness or sadness.

CAPRICORN: You fantasize about murder, specifically murdering those closest to you. You plan out the deaths of your friends and family members. It’s not that you actually want to hurt them. It’s just a mental exercise. You try to figure out how you’d get away with each of their murders — just to see how smart you are.

AQUARIUS: You think about what you’ll say at your friends’ and family’s funerals. What’s creepy is how often you think about it. They’re not sick thoughts or anything. But you like to be creative — and what’s more creative than writing an emotional eulogy?

PISCES: You think of horrible scenarios like: a shooting at work, the apartment block set on fire by a madman, so you can be the hero. You swoop in and stop the attacker. You think you have to save everyone, so you think of terrible situations in which you can to step up and save the day.

Monday, July 24, 2017


THE INNER CIRCLE MISSIVES: A SHALLOW SISTER'S DATING WORKSHOP - CRY WOLF: A SHALLOW SISTER’S DATING WORKSHOP – CRY WOLF If you thought parables were taught for no good reason. You are wrong. Crying ...



If you thought parables were taught for no good reason. You are wrong.

Crying wolf is all about belief. Lie and you are no longer believed, even if one day you tell the truth.

When it comes to threats you cannot ‘cry wolf’. How would you retract the consequences of your warning? Of course at the time you may have thought you were ready to act upon your ‘on pain of death’ promise. But a warning given in anger or hurt is as good as one given in the cold light of day because belief is what makes a threat work. Without it there is no strength to the law you lay down. And once you are calm belief is no-where to be seen and your threat is an empty one.

Let’s say your partner cheats on you. Did you tell him at the onset of dating that ‘cheating’ would be ‘the red card’? And now that he has, you are instead waving a ‘yellow card’? Ok, I grant that you have one shot when you can renege. After all he is showing remorse and throwing promises at you that you don’t quite believe, but want to. But what happens when it happens again? (For those who believe it won’t, can I point you toward the scientific statistic the web is full of). Do you wave an ‘orange card’, perhaps a ‘fuchsia one’? No. You do not become the boy that cries wolf. You expel him from your life.

What happens if you don’t? Well… all threats made from that time onwards have no weight. He may fear it will be the one time you act upon it, but deep down he has lost respect for you; probably about as much respect as you have lost for yourself for being unable to believe in your right to have promises met.

Of course what you should have done at the onset is temper the initial threat i.e. “I’d be devastated if you ever cheated on me. I’m unsure if our relationship could withstand that”. Thus come the time he disappoints you, you can move up a notch on the ladder of threats without dumping him.

This then leads up to the question of “Why are you putting up with a man who falls so far short of what you want?” Perhaps, rather than give him a hard time for hurting you, you should look at yourself and ask why you’d rather be in fear of more pain, than be alone.

Remember that once you’ve made a threat you need to act upon it. Otherwise, you are giving your partner the power. He knows your threats mean little. He knows he can keep disappointing you (which won’t just extend to cheating) because he knows you fear losing him.  Of course there is the chance of ‘the last straw’ showing up. In which case he’ll either be relieved you broke it off or sorry you have. You, on the other hand will be so done with pain and hurt it won’t matter to you what he thinks.

Saturday, May 20, 2017


THE INNER CIRCLE MISSIVES: A SHALLOW SISTER'S TAKE ON DEATH: A SHALLOW SISTER’S TAKE ON DEATH. A wise man and my mother said, “In this life you can be certain of one thing – we a...



A wise man and my mother said, “In this life you can be certain of one thing – we all die”.
Benjamin Franklin added ‘taxes’ to that quote.

Since that is the case why do we see death as a finishing line? One where others judge us on our deathbed? Are we around to hear the words “He lived an exemplary life” (when in reality he wanted to run off with the scrubber next door and do drugs); or “She gave her life taking care of others” (when in reality she didn’t have the courage to travel the world with a rucksack and no internet connection). At the end of this faultless existence do we get a badge?

Sometimes it takes death to give us life. To make us understand we should be living it fully and not making sure we stay on the straight white lines of banality. Should we always look towards a future we have not lived, planning for a retirement we may not have, forgetting we have a present to revel in? It is the present that decides our future and if we continue along the path of pointlessness that will also become our future. I’m not talking about finding the cure for Ebola or inventing a gadget we all need. It’s about living, loving, enjoying the moment. It is also not about hedonism and recklessness. It is about the balance of the soul, not the pocket.

Perhaps losing someone is the ultimate gift they give you. Sometimes death sets you free of fear especially if you lose a part of yourself – a partner you never thought you could live without, a beloved parent or worse yet, a child.  Do you know there is no word, in any language that labels a parent who has lost a child? Is the thought so horrendous that no one came up with one?

When your partner dies you are a widow or widower. The moment you utter that word you elicit warm feelings of compassion, a response that even suggests you may find someone else to love.
When you lose a parent you are motherless or fatherless. When you lose both, you are an orphan. This word is a scar you carry and others acknowledge your loss with sympathy.
But the loss of your child has no name and therefore you can’t distance yourself from the tragedy. You can’t mention a label that contains the full understanding of your bereavement. Thus telling others can be long and protracted for it is not something that is easily dropped into a conversation. Others may well reel in horror, and rightly so for it is a death that never stops tearing on the inside ensuring wounds that never heal. And so you may well hide that information from others, making it a secret and then feel the guilt of not acknowledging someone who was an essential part of you.

Many take to loss with morbid enthusiasm, diving into drink and loneliness. Others rise like Phoenixes to live two lives (their own and the dead).

Perhaps to live a life fully one must lose a part of oneself? Perhaps only then we can fully appreciate ‘the moment’. Perhaps then we can understand that there is no life unless it involves laughter and love. Perhaps then we can ignore the fears of a dodgy retirement plan or accept living in a rut is ‘the bed we made’.

But I know this. My life has not been exemplary. It is pitted with mistakes. If I were to stand before the puritanical God(s) I would not gain access to their ‘cloud’. But I do know this I have loved greatly, lost massively, laughed loudly and dreamed without borders. And when I die they can label me selfish, hedonistic and wild. I will not care because I’ll be dead and with my last breath I will know I have lived, truly lived, well enough to free my soul.

At least Lord Byron would be proud of me.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017



As you know I don’t hold any belief in Astrology as a means of fortune telling. However, I hold belief in Astrology as a means of psychological profiling. Before we learned scientific names for personality ‘disorders’ i.e. bi-polar, histrionic, sociopath the ancients categorised their people into astrological signs. How that works is not for me to understand? But some do and can scientifically waffle on eloquently about it. If you have an IQ above blonde (I don’t) you could delve into the many volumes on this subject found somewhere in the top hits of Google to substantiate the almost magical discoveries of astrology.

In order to get you off the Hamster wheel when it comes to sabotaging relationships you must first accept and then change your negative/shoot yourself in the foot traits. I have plagiarised the findings of Kirsten Corley to give you this insight. The fact I have given her credit for the below mentioned is proof I have jumped off my own hamster wheel.

(March 21st to April 19th)
You ruin your life with negativity and allowing yourself to get lost in it.
Your short temper and stubborn nature will get you in a lot of trouble. You live in a negative world sometimes that people don’t want to be a part of.

(April 20th to May 21st)
You ruin your life not living it to its fullest.
You feel the need to control everyone and everything in your life. And when things don’t go the way you planned you take it out on the people you care about. The hardest thing you’ll come to understand is you can’t control people and situations aren’t always going to run smoothly. Learn to embrace it. Unplanned situations in life are what keep it exciting.

(May 22nd to June 21st)
You ruin your life by settling. You settle in love because you are unsure of what you want. You settle in life because you fear change. You settle in your career because you are sticking with something that isn’t making you happy.
And because of this, you are usually the one that hurts people the worst. Because you are indecisive about your own life you tend to drag others through the confusion and then hurt really good people along the way. But one day someone is going to enter your life and the only thing you’ll be clear of is that you want him or her in your life. When you find this person don’t give them a reason to leave because karma will come back around and they’ll be the one that hurts you more than you ever could have imagined if you let them go.

(June 22nd to July 22nd)
You ruin your life putting others before yourself.
You are an emotional rollercoaster and you get easily lost in how you feel about people. Sometimes when you think you’ve met the right person you put them before yourself and love them a little more than you need to. It’s easy to get lost in love. But be careful you don’t lose yourself to it.

(July 23rd to August 22nd)
You ruin your life closing yourself off and hiding your emotions. You ruin your life thinking vulnerability is a sign of weakness.
You are very good an appearing heartless and pretending you don’t care. As someone who puts their emotional needs second in life be wary of not closing yourself off too much because there will come a time where you’ll be overcome with a state of being lonely. Remember emotions don’t make you seem weak denying that you have any does.

(August 23rd to September 22nd)
You ruin your life being too hard on yourself.
You tend to put others before yourself and not make yourself a priority. While it’s selfless and people admire you for your kind heart, your ability to love others and love them deeply doesn’t reflect the relationship you have with yourself. You are the first to criticize who you are or point out your flaws without building yourself up to the way you. You are your worst enemy as well as the solution to that.

(September 23rd to October 22nd)
You ruin your life trying too hard to appease others and not asking for what you want and need.
As kind as you are and as much as everyone loves you, people take advantage of you and walk all over you. You hold your emotions in trying to be selfless but then it all builds up and it comes out very nasty and unkind. Sometimes you hurt the people you love most repressing your emotions and not wanting to face your problems.

(October 23rd to November 22nd)
You ruin your life thinking you don’t deserve love and are better off alone.
You are the toughest sign to get along with. You are painfully stubborn and don’t forgive people easily. Your heart isn’t something that’s easy to win over but once someone does, they have your love and loyalty for life. But your greatest flaw is you’re a little bit selfish and you hurt people who care about you in attempts to simply look out for number 1.

(November 23rd to December 21st)
You ruin your life being afraid. You’re so afraid of failing you don’t do anything at all and you stay frozen in the same spot.
While you have a lot of great ideas sometimes you get lost in all of it. You don’t seem to focus or get much done at all. Focus on one task at hand and go from there.

(December 22nd to January 20th)
You ruin your life thinking you are competing with others to get somewhere. You ruin your life by putting pressure on yourself instead of enjoying the journey.
You are someone who is unbelievably hard on yourself and a little too focused sometimes. You are the person who is always on the go and doing something but don’t forget to slow down and live life a little bit or you’ll miss out on the things that are more important than goals.

(January 21st to February 18th)
You ruin your life by letting your past influence your future.
You tend to keep everything to yourself and you’re your own worst enemy. You don’t forgive yourself for your past and you allow it to dictate your future carrying unnecessary baggage along the way.
You tend to push really good people away because you think you’re better off alone than with someone who could be good for you.

(February 19th to March 20th)
You ruin your life by choosing the wrong people.
You choose toxic people and habits. As someone who genuinely means well and has probably the best heart out of all the zodiac signs, you tend to gravitate towards the wrong people who dim your light a little bit and drain you.
When it comes to habits, you deal with pain in your life choosing all the wrong things to cope. You hurt yourself more each time because you think you deserve pain.

This Is How Every Zodiac Sign Ruins Their Own Life... via @thoughtcatalog