Fun Facts

Astrological Sign


Scorpio is symbolized by the Scorpion. Intense and emotionally perceptive, they pick up on unspoken words and speak the language of gesture. Deep, mysterious and magnetically attractive, Scorpios yearn for emotional intimacy.

People born under this sign are the most intense and passionate of the signs. Though they appear calm and quite but their anger can burst anytime like a volcano. This ferocious anger often ends up making lifelong enemies. Scorpions are loyal as friend but a fanatic foe.They possess very strong intuitive power that helps them judge people. Scorpions also have immense degree of willpower and are highly tenacious, but are equally sensitive and therefore get easily moved by emotions of others.

Scorpions are the least understood signs of the entire twelve. Usually the Scorpio persons are of a secretive, timid, retiring nature, one who does not talk of his affairs. But there are also another type of Scorpions who are always ready to argue holding their point and during this they can become very cruel. They usually have an explosive temper. Such temper is often harmful for the health.

Scorpions often find fulfillment in many employments. The most appealing profession for them is one which involves analysis, investigation, research, dealing with practicalities, and the solving of mysteries. This is why they often choose career as police and detective work. The law, physics or psychology also attract them, and they can become masters of the written and spoken word.

Other famous Scorpios: Kevin Kline, Dylan McDermott, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bill Gates, Joaquin Phoenix, Julia Roberts, Richard Dreyfuss, Henry Winkler, Sam Shepard, Matthew McDonaughey, Maria Shriver, Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Leonardo DoCaprio, Chris Noth, Prince Charles, Johnny Lee Miller, Sam Waterson, Danny DeVito, Demi Moore, Calvin Klein, Jodie Foster, Owen Wilson, Martin Scorsese, Goldie Hawn

Chinese Astrology (Thanks to Liana!)

The Rooster

The Rooster is the strutting peacock of the Chinese Zodiac! These quick thinkers are practical and resourceful, preferring to stick to what is tried and true rather than taking messy, unnecessary risks. Roosters are keenly observant. It’s hard to slip anything past a Rooster, since they seem to have eyes in the backs of their heads! This quality can lead others to think the Rooster is psychic, but that’s not generally the case; instead, this Sign enjoys a keen attention to detail that makes it a whiz at anything requiring close analysis. Roosters make great lawyers, brain surgeons and accountants, to name a few of this Sign’s possible occupations. Above all else, the Rooster is very straightforward and rewards others’ honesty in kind.

Roosters aren’t shifty or cagey and have no interest in hiding behind a facade. They are the proverbial open book, telling the truth and keeping their word. If you show your hand, the Rooster will respect you for it. This kind of trusting behavior can tempt tricksters to pull a fast one on the Rooster, but that would be a bad move! Remember, this Sign doesn’t indulge in flights of fancy and keeps those eyes wide open at all times.

Roosters tend to be perfectionists and expect to be in control, especially over their appearance. Primping and posing for the Rooster can go on forever! Being noticed and admired is an aphrodisiac for Roosters, and they can go a long time on a few kind words. Roosters also adore being out on the town, especially if they’re in the company of adoring friends. The Rooster will also be the best-dressed one of the bunch — style counts with this Sign, regardless of the cost.

Roosters also expect to be in control of their surroundings, including whoever happens to be in those surroundings. Roosters keep an impeccably neat house and expect their lovers, housemates and family members to maintain the same high standards of dress and conduct as they do. This can cause problems with other, more relaxed types who just want to be accepted as is. The Rooster needs the right partner, one who understands this Sign’s basically conservative nature. With the right person, the Rooster can be the most loyal, trusting and supportive mate around, one who bends over backward to please its loved ones. Some Signs may just end up feeling hen-pecked, however.

Roosters need to learn to value their heart and soul as much as their good looks. Their excellent people skills and sharp minds are qualities that others will appreciate as much as a pretty face. This Sign would also do well to learn to adopt the philosophy of “live and let live”; perhaps an appeal to the Rooster’s logic — that it’s inefficient to waste time nagging others — will help this Sign learn to let others be whomever and however they are.

Name Meaning


Usage: English, Dutch

Pronounced: JER-ard

Derived from the Germanic element ger “spear” combined with hard “brave, hardy”. The Normans introduced this name to Britain. Popular in many European languages, this name is almost unheard of in the USA.

~ meaning ~
Spear Hard
~ motivation ~
Has a strong sense of family
~ character ~
Has no fear
~ feelings ~
Needs to be needed
~ intelligence ~
Has a capable mind
~ spiritual ~
Harmonious and peace loving
~ nature ~
Has a tranquil nature
~ inherent ~
Others look up to you
In depth analysis (contributed by Posh Moonlight):

Roy Feinson’s The Secret Universe of Names: The Dynamic Interplay of Names and Destiny was published, (it is from 2004)



Suave, artsy, sensitive, smooth-talking, deceptive, non-committal

Charisma: 8/10
Career Success: 10/10
Love and Friendship: 7/10
Power: 8/10

With the exeption of the names Gordon and Grady , GRD names escape many of the aggressive connotations associated with the growling GR phoneme, which is at the heart of the threat words grizzly, gruff, grab, gross, grimace, grimy, and grouch . This is because the softened form of the letter G –used in the names Gerald, Geraldine, and Geraldo –tends to be associated with moderate words like gentle, genuflect, genuine, and genial . The dignified letter D that terminates these names is associated with distinguished, dark, daring, and debonair , instilling an air of noble gallantry.

In keeping with the complex nuances of their names, GRD s tend to have equally intricate emotional makeups. Typically, these are highly sexual people with open minds and a willingness to explore all kinds of interactions, and though they may not be the best-looking individuals in the world, their rough-and-tumble sex appeal often proves to be irresistible. Smooth? Absolutely.

In both their career choices and their relationship decisions, GRD s tend to delay making the transition into permanence until they’ve had the chance to sow their wild oats. But GRD s are responsible people who put their “growing up” time to good use, and whether it’s a college degree, a trial relationship, or a part-time job, GRD s consider every experience to be potentially valuable fodder for the future.

On occasion, GRD s can display an extraordinary level of sensitivity and intuition, revealing emotions that even their best friends never knew they had. But just because they have a wide emotional range, don’t assume that your GRD friends are going to wear their hearts on their sleeves; they can be quite inscrutable about their motives and annoyingly reluctant to share them.

The GRD s’ smoking sensuality often lands them in romantic entanglements from which they find it difficult to escape. They’re famous for prolonging their brooding relationships well past the point of everyone’s mental health, so when you sense your GRD partner losing his or her concentration in the relationship, it’s best to cut your losses and run. In fairness, it’s hard to be as irresistible as them.

If you’re married to a GRD , don’t take it for granted that the two of you are going to stay in lockstep forever. They may love you dearly, bu they’ll never lose the potential to love someone else as well. But if darkly obsessive romances are your thing, by all means let the GRD take the wheel. Enjoy the ride–just don’t expect it to last forever unless you’re willing to put some gas in the tank.

History of Butler Surname

The surname Butler is Norman in origin, and once meant ‘wine steward’. The name was then extended to denote the chief servant of a household and amongst the nobility a high ranking officer concerned only nominally with the supply of wine. In Ireland the most prominent Butler family is descended from Theobald Fitzwalter who was created Chief Butler of Ireland by Henry II. His descendants became the Earls and later the Dukes of Ormond. Up to the end of the seventeenth century the Butlers were one of the most powerful Anglo-Norman dynasties sharing effective control of Ireland with their great rivals the Fitzgeralds. For more information, see The Butler Society.

Personology Report (contributed by Posh Moonlight)
November 13

Creative and original, you are a practical and capable Scorpio with an astute mind and sharp intuition. Inspired and receptive, with curiosity and an observant eye, you like to fin out what motivates others, and you are quick at assessing people and situations. Often independent, with a tenacious spirit, you possess depth of thought and can develp your intuitive analytical skills.

The sub-influence of your decanate ruler, Cancer, empowers you with imagination and psychic abilities. If inspired, you are usually adaptable and can cope with every situation. Although you are shrewd and aware, at times skepticism or indecision can cause you to worry and be mistrustful; you may need to learn to have confidence in your first instincts. Since you like to be mentally occupied and well informed, education or self-directed learning can help you develop your fine mind as well as your confidence.

Your alternating between the conventional and the avant-garde implies that you need to express your individuality and creativity through finding mentally stimulating activities. Boredom and inactivity can cause a nervous disposition and bring on your tendency to be quarrelsome or provocative. Ambitious, you are willing to work hard and make a real effort to order to achieve your objectives; a positive perspective rather than cold cynicism makes your path to success a great deal smoother.

When you are aged nine through thirty-eight, your progressed Sun is in Sagittarius, highlighting issues of idealism, expansion, and opportunity. You may feel optimistic and able to take chances during this period. A desire for expansion may come through your work, education, or travel, or you may wish to explore your inner world through your personal quest for truth. At age thirty-nine, when your progressed Sun moves into Capricorn, you reach a turning point as you start to take a more disciplined, determined, and realistic approach to life. From the age of sixty-nine, when your progressed Sun enters Aquarius, you begin to place more emphasis on friendship and humanitarian ideals.

Your Secret Self
Ambitious and determined, you have a desire for power and material success. With good financial know-how and strong survival instincts, you can accumulate wealth and utilize your surroundings to your advantage. You possess a direct and forthright approach to your goals that ensures that you do not waste time. Although you have a natural talent for making money, you may also need to develop your self0control and overcome a tendency to be manipulative, act ruthlessly, or carry materialism too far. Your strong motivation and capacity for hard work ensure that you are an achiever and have the potential to accomplish in a remarkable way.

Although you possess sharp, quick mental response, you can also be very charming. You are an independent think who is particularly inventive when challenged, but must guard against taking the easy option and not living up to your true potential. A youthful and playful quality is likely to stay with you all your life, but in your quest for achievement and mastery, you will need to be responsible and keep challenging yourself mentally. If you are feeling skeptical or cynical, you may need the faith to be more daring and spontaneous, as you usually work better when enjoying some friendly competition.

Work and Vocation
With your natural talent for understanding the value of things, you have a most productive work influence. This can help you in any career you choose, particularly business. If you believe in a project or are inspired, you will work really hard to manifest your objectives. This birthday often bestows a talent for writing or produces gifted teachers. You have a dynamic mental energy that is excellent for debating or law; or with your analytical mind, you may also be interested in psychology or research. The probability of your possessing technical skills may attract you to engineering or working with computers. The medical and healing professions are also areas where you can enjoy sharing your knowledge with others.

Famous people who share your birthday include writer Robert Louis Stevenson, astrologer/statistician Michel Gauqueli, actress Linda Christian and Whoopi Goldberg, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.

Emotion sensitivity, enthusiasm, and inspiration are often identified with the number 13 birthday. Numerically, you are associated with ambition and hard work, and can accomplish much through creative self-expression. You may need to cultivate a pragmatic outlook if you want to turn your creative talents into tangible products. Your original and innovative approach inspires new and exciting ideas, which frequently result in work that impresses others. As a number 13 individual, you are earnest, romantic, charming, and fun-loving, and with dedication, you can achieve prosperity. The sub-influence of the number 11 month indicates that you are astute and highly intuitive. Although you have many inspired thoughts, self-doubt can undermine your confidence and determination. Idealistic and thoughtful, you need a vision to steer you in the right direction. Being skeptical or doubting often gives rise to mistrust and emotional insecurity. By showing the humanitarian side of your nature, you can live up to your high ideals.
. Positive : ambitious, creative, freedom-loving, self-expressive, initiative
. Negative : impulsive, indecisive, bossy, unemotional, rebellious

Love and Relationships
Although you are devoted and affectionate with those you love, being secretive implies that you do not like to reveal your true feelings and may sometimes feel lonely. When in love, you need time to develop trust in your partner. Usually you are attracted to determined and hard-working or ambitious individuals. A tendency to worry or be suspicious indicates that you should guard against being resentful or vengeful. If you find an inspiring person whom you can trust, you can become a loyal and faithful partner.
Your Special Someone
For security, mental stimulation, and love, you might want to begin looking for those born among the following dates:
. Love/Friendship : Jan. 21, 22, 28, 31, Feb. 19, 20, 26, 29, Mar. 17, 24, 27, April 15, 22, 25, May 13, 20, 23, June 11, 18, 21, July 9, 10, 16, 19, Aug. 7, 14, 17, 31, Sept. 5, 12, 15, 29, Oct. 3, 10, 13, 27, 29, 31, Nov. 1, 8, 11, 25, 27, 29, Dec. 6, 9, 23, 25, 27

. Beneficial : Jan. 9, 12, 18, 24, 29, Feb. 7, 10, 16, 22, 27, Mar. 5, 8, 14, 20, 25, April 3, 6, 12, 18, 23, May 1, 10, 16, 21, 31, June 2, 8, 14, 19, 29, July 6, 12, 17, 27, Aug. 4, 10, 15, 25, Sept. 2, 8, 13, 23, Oct. 6, 11, 21, Nov. 4, 9, 19, Dec. 2, 7, 17

. Fatal attractions : May 11, 12, 13, 14

. Challenging : Jan. 7, 8, 19, 28, Feb. 5, 6, 17, 26, Mar. 4, 3, 15, 24, April 1, 2, 13, 22, May 11, 20, June 9, 18, July 7, 16, Aug. 5, 14, Sept. 3, 12, Oct. 1, 10, Nov. 8, Dec. 6

. Soul Mates : Jan. 3, 19, Feb. 1, 17, Mar. 15, April 13, May 11, June 9, July 7, Aug. 5, Sept. 3, Oct. 1

Primary Star and Its Influence
Star’s Name : Unukalhai
Influence : Unukalhai imparts a bold and daring nature, determination, and endurance, which can help you overcome difficulties. This star also warns against keeping unsuitable company and suggests that although learning to do the right thing might be hard, it is also very rewarding.

Linked to your Sun’s degree, Unukalhai imparts success in writing, politics, and affairs dealing with the public. This star bestows a good sense of structure and determination, although you may be obstinate. Unukalhai’s influence also suggests that family matters need to be settled in a fair and just way and warns against involvement in feuds and legal battles.
. Positive : determination, endurance, power of resistance, overcoming challenges
. Negative : rebelliousness and quarrelsome, breaking the law, antiestablishment