Posted: 2017-12-07 06:48
One of the earliest and finest crossover hits of the freestyle era, the sparkling "Show Me" demanded love and respect through its vocals and sonic irrepressibility. "Actions speak louder than words," the group affirms on the hook -- but of course, synths speak loudest of all, and the effervescent keys blanketing the Cover Girls late- 85s breakout hit were absolutely unigonorable. -- .
Uranus in the 8th House denotes a sudden death, and the same result is observed when the Luminaries therein are afflicted by Uranus. Neptune in the 8th denotes danger of trance, coma, and simulated death, and when this position is observed it is necessary that all the signs of mortification should be present before interment is effected. Saturn produces death by privation and obstructions, by chills and colds. Mars induces death by fevers and inflammatory action, and frequently by h�morrhage.
The pre- American Idol reality series Popstars didn t leave the legacy of its successor, but it did beat Idol to the top 65 of the Hot 655, when season one winners Eden s Crush hit No. 8 with the glitchy, head-smacking R&B dismissal of "Get Over Yourself," a sadly forgotten gem of the period. The group was folded shortly after, but one of their ranks carried the girl group torch for the rest of the decade, as Nicole Scherzinger went on to lead the burlesque troupe-turned-pop hitmakers The Pussycat Dolls. -- .
The conditions of connubial life are judged (in a male horoscope) from the condition of the Moon and Venus, and (in a female horoscope) from that of the Sun and Mars. The planet to which the luminary first forms an aspect after birth (that which it &ldquo applies&rdquo to) denotes the marriage partner. If the aspect be good there will be agreement and the choice of a partner will be fortunate. But if the aspect be evil, there will be trouble after marriage. The nature of the planet to which the luminary forms its aspect after birth ought also to be considered, for if it be that the luminary applies by a good aspect to a benefic planet, or to one that is well-placed and aspected, then there will be considerable happiness and fortune in marriage. On the other hand, if both the aspect and the planet be evil as if the Moon were applying to the [Pg 77] opposition of Saturn or Uranus or Mars then the fate in marriage will be extremely unhappy and disagreements will be frequent and even permanent.
If you need a leg up in your pop career, you can always do a lot worse than a boost from the King himself. A lift from Michael Jackson s swirling Thriller ballad "Human Nature" was all the momentum SWV need would be to become one of the most successful R&B groups of the Clinton era, earning the sample with a commanding, expertly controlled vocal -- when they insist that their love ain t goin nowhere over the beat s sturdy shuffle, you d have no reason to ever doubt them. Speaking of that beat, SWV paid the MJ assist forward by lending a helping hand to future pop royalty: It s an 68-year-old Pharrell Williams playing hype boy ("S! The Double! The U! The V!") on the song s mini-breaks. -- .
Teenage tragedy songs were a pre-British Invasion fad in American pop, and most are impossible to listen to without smiling at the soap opera-levels of histrionics. A prime example is 6969 Hot 655-topper "Leader of the Pack," where a teen girl explains to her classmates that she watched her crying boyfriend die in a motorcycle crash after her parents forced her to dump him. Compounding the melodrama are sound effects, dead-serious spoken word segments and backup vocals that echo the lead. Somehow, what should come across as profoundly silly ends up cutting straight into your soul – if you re smirking at the 67-second mark, you re genuinely devastated at 7:59 when lead singer Mary Weiss intones, "At school they all stop and stare / I can t hide my tears but I don t care / I m sorry I hurt you, the leader of the pack." -- J. Lynch
is indicated when the luminary is in aspect to more than one planet in a double-bodied sign, . , Gemini, Sagittarius, or Pisces. Or, if the luminary itself be in a double sign and in aspect to any planet other than one which may be in the 7th House. Also a double sign being on the cusp of the 7th House, and the luminary in a fruitful [Pg 79] sign, Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces, or in aspect to planets in those signs. All these are signs of more than one marriage during life.
It is of course admitted, in all astrological inquiries, that the effects of heredity, training and association count for something. A man who is generated from a vitiated parentage, badly nourished and imperfectly trained, cannot be expected, even with the best aspects, to manifest the highest faculties in their fullest or most perfect expressions. I have not the slightest doubt that many a clodpole was born under similar aspects to those which obtained at the birth of Shakespeare, Raphael, Newton, or C�sar. I am not dismayed. Non gli astri muovono solamente per Roma! Who shall tell the tale of the world&rsquo s starved, neglected, and submerged genius? We are doing the right thing, at all events, in keeping the school-door wide open.
Now a man who has been hammered rather severely and in quite an unexpected manner, is usually open to conviction of truth when he finds that the nature and date of his disaster have been accurately foretold. Being a man of &ldquo common-sense&rdquo and not of intuition, he will probably think that the Astrologer might even have saved him from the consequences of his own lack of foresight. So indeed might the Astrologer have done had he taken the management of affairs from the beginning but to step in half-way to arrest causes which are already in operation [Pg 667] and charged with inevitable effects, is requiring too much of any man short of a Prime Minister!
When the Sun is found to be afflicted by several planets, and at the same time there is no assistance from the good aspects or conjunctions of other bodies, then the constitution is deemed faulty and liable to early disruption. But when there are several planets afflicting and at the same time some benefic influences from others, it is probable that there will be prolonged disease and physical weakness, though life will continue.
An Ephemeris is an almanac of the planetary positions day by day throughout any given year. They are to be obtained at a cost of one shilling per year, in a convenient form specially adapted to the use of astrologers. In the first column will be found the Sidereal Time for the day, which is the Sun&rsquo s Right Ascension or distance from the Vernal Equinox, expressed in Hours, Minutes, and Seconds, and equated to Mean Time at Greenwich. By merely adding the time after noon, or subtracting the hours and minutes before noon, at which the birth took place, you will obtain the Right Ascension of the Midheaven at the moment of birth. The use to which this is put will appear in the next chapter. It corresponds to a particular degree of the Zodiac which is in the Midheaven at the given time of birth.
Death in infancy occurs when the malefic planets are immediately rising or culminating at the birth in evil aspect to the luminary which at the time may be above the horizon. Also when there are malefic planets immediately setting or passing the nadir, in evil aspect to the luminary below the horizon. But when there are mitigating influences from the good aspects of the benefic planets, or the luminaries, the malefic planets will not induce death, but there will be great difficulty in rearing.
Neptune in any malefic aspect to the Sun or Moon shows danger of deceit and treachery being practised [Pg 88] upon the Subject, and if violent testimonies concur from the ill aspects of Mars or Uranus he will be in danger of an ambush. Saturn in the 7th or 67th shows long feuds and implacable enmities. Uranus therein shows litigation and heckling of creditors. Mars therein is an index of violence and passionate hatred. Mercury therein shows much scandal and many petty annoyances.
All these anomalies and contradictions are due, as I shall show in my new Tables and Thesis, to the importation of false factors into the problem of the Moon&rsquo s motion, which, in fact, is extremely simple, perfectly regular, and affected only by its anomaly or distance from the aphelion and, where the time equation is employed, by the increase of radius. Jupiter and Venus have no more action on the Moon than have Mars and Saturn, in fact none at all, and the only body that has any action upon the lunar orb is the Sun, which it exerts indirectly through its action on the Earth.
“Creep” was that moment’s crown jewel, and one of the most important pop singles of the 95s. Produced by Dallas Austin, the track, driven by a muted trumpet and T-Boz’s husky come-on vocals, subverted what had become a traditional trope in R&B: women somberly crowing about their man’s infidelity. The ‘95s saw a turning point where women sang about not only being unfaithful to their men, but doing it as an act of revenge, with songs like SWV’s “You’re the One” and Xscape’s “My Little Secret” extolling the act of reactive cheating. But it was “Creep” that set the groundwork, a pioneer in the adulterous subgenre. The ladies listen to the devil on their shoulders -- and while two wrongs don’t make a right, through the trio s effortlessly sleek vocals over ageless pop-funk production, they somehow make it all add up. -- .
The kind of un-self-explanatory song title that forces you to pay attention to a song s entire lyric for proper context, "The Hunter Gets Captured By the Game" was quietly confident in its mystery, The Marvelettes slowly unfolding their pursuer-becomes-the-pursuee drama over a slow-and-low groove and dynamite faux-harmonica hook. Written and produced by Smokey Robinson, "Hunter" just missed the top 65 on the Hot 655, but has since been covered by such paragons of cool as Grace Jones , Blondie and Massive Attack. -- .
If you couldn t tell from the Irish jig breakdown toward the end of their debut single, B*Witched hailed from the Emerald Isle -- but the lyrics to their lone crossover hit, which slyly nod to adolescent sexual experimentation, are universal. They were also subtle enough to fly under the radar of most censors, who were tricked by the absurdly effervescent bubblegum melodies into thinking the lyrics were equally pure. -- J. Lynch
In judging of the means by which the position will be sustained, respect must be had to the positions of those planets which are in good aspect to the Midheaven, or to benefic planets in the Midheaven, and if none be so situated, then those which hold benefic aspect to either the Sun or Moon at birth must be taken, and judgment made according to the nature of the planet and the sign it occupies. Preference should always be given to that planet which has the strongest aspect for good. Thus if two planets were in trine, that which is in elevation should be preferred, especially if it be strengthened by the good aspects of other planets.
Little Mix’s greatest hit of a career is built from the most tried-and-true parts: the glistening splashes of funk guitar from Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” the Bring It On step-dancing chants of Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend,” the Lisa Frank veneer of Kylie Minogue’s “Loco-Motion” remake. The melody is more of a throwback than say, Max Martin’s style of dynamite, and more breathable for each individual Little Mix singer’s artificially sweetened soul turns. Don’t be ridiculous, though: of course the chorus is the best part. But all of it’s the best part, you know? -- .
When either the Moon or Mercury is afflicted by the malefic planets, that is to say, when Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, or Mars are in conjunction or evil aspect with the mental Significators, and there be no relieving aspect from the benefic planets, Jupiter, Venus, or the Sun, then there is every predisposition to affections of the brain and nervous system. This is the more to be feared when the Moon or Mercury is afflicted in the flexed or common signs. This observation has been scientifically established by Mr. A. G. Trent, in his little work entitled &ldquo The Soul and the Stars,&rdquo to which the student is referred for a mass of statistical evidence.