ChatterQuote Holiday 2011

So this month, I was pondering which famous Sagittarius to quote and instead of one I decided to give you a few – besides, it was very hard to choose and according to my ChatterQuote rulebook, it’s my newsletter so I can have as many as I want! Each one demonstrates a specific Sagittarian aspect, and first up we have two musical legends, each one about as different from one another as you can get, and yet both have made their distinct and unique mark in musical history.

The Planet Jupiter rules Sagittarius, and it is Jupiter’s role to bring “wisdom” to our lives. We begin with legendary guitarists Jimi Hendrix, a Sagittarius, born November 27th, 1942, who even uses the very word “wisdom” when he said:

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens… When the power of love conquers the love of power then the world will know peace.

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ChatterLog Holiday 2011


Sagittarius, The Centaur

Greetings everyone and welcome to the December “Holiday” bulletin – our last issue for the year 2011. Following on from our secretive sign of Scorpio, this month brings us to the not-so-subtle sign of Sagittarius, half-man and half-horse, also known as the Centaur. Where the Scorpio might not be so vocal, the Sagittarius will surely make up for it – they like the sound of their own voices!

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Judi Stuffick – ChatterCorner Holiday 2011

My latest article for the Features section on PhotoServe is my conversation with Philadelphia-based emerging photographer Judi Stuffick. About this time last year I was one of judges for the ASMP Philadelphia Annual Photo Contest, and I was particularly taken by Judi’s series of “projected” images, even before I knew the back story behind them. I asked to be introduced to her at the opening earlier this year, and we have stayed in touch since then. I used her recently as an example in one of my articles for The Lab, where I talk about what work stands out for me, and hers certainly did, so read the article, please click on this link: Judi Stuffick November2011

Clothes Line © Judi Stuffick

ChatterArtists Holiday 2011

So with this month being associated with the sign of Sagittarius, our exercising “jock” of the zodiac, we are bringing you photographers who shoot Sports!

Jason Evans

I’ve not met Jason, however he was the “Grand Prize Winner” for the APA NY Photo Contest this year and lucky for me, his delightful winning trio of images is “sports-related.” Having said that, I also encourage you to check out his website as well to see the rest of his work.

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ChatterTip of the Month November 2011

Tips for your “Private Parts”

I’m sure many of you have heard of the term “Private Parts” used to describe one’s genitals, reproductive or sexual organs. The sign of Scorpio rules over those intimate, personal or private parts, which is no big surprise really, because Scorpios are very sexual people to begin with, and they are also very secretive. Thus we associate “privacy” or “secrecy” to that region of the body (unless you are a nudist, of course!) It is generally not thought of as normal in our society to walk around exposing these private parts of our anatomy to all and sundry – instead they are reserved for intimate relations usually performed in private.

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ChatterRecipe of the Month November 2011

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup with Cheesy-Garlic Croutons

In case you hadn’t noticed, each month’s recipe is not only designed to be delicious, but it is also deliberately tied in with that month’s theme, and more specifically with the Astrological sign that rules over it. So for this month, I asked my teacher for some Scorpio food or ingredient suggestions, and as we talked, it all became very clear.

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ChatterQuote November 2011

Marie Curie, 1867 – 1934

This month, I’m sticking with the girls and bringing you a quote from a famous female Scorpio, Marie Sklodowska Curie, a Polish-French physicist-chemist, born November 7th, 1876. Her achievements include her pioneering research on radioactivity (a term coined by her), and the discovery of two new elements, polonium and radium. It was also under her personal direction that the world’s first studies were conducted into the treatment of neoplasms (“cancers”), using radioactive isotopes. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and the first person, let alone woman, to be honored with two Nobel Prizes, one in physics and the other in chemistry!

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”

Marie Curie

Chris Buck – ChatterCorner November 2011

Be sure to check out my conversation with Canadian-born photographer Chris Buck, my latest article in PhotoServe’s Features section. The image we used for this article is from his “Isn’t” series, a collection of portraits of celebrity lookalikes, and this particular one is entitled “Paul Cooper isn’t Bill Gates.” And, the interesting part is that the real Bill Gates is a Scorpio, born October 28th, 1955. Doesn’t that tie in nicely with this month’s theme, eh? So check out the article by clicking on this link: Chris Buck October2011

Paul Cooper isn’t Bill Gates © Chris Buck