Strange Valentine
Some Zodiac Behaviours in Love 
♈ Aries: Will demand their freedom yet become possessive themselves. Will see the world through rose-coloured glasses when they are in love. They become total romantics yet can be embarrassed by this and don’t like people seeing their vulnerable side
♉ Taurus: They are old fashioned in love and a confusing mix of sentimentality and toughness. Although they appear composed they have deeply intensified feelings of love and like to show physical evidence of it. It takes a long time for Taureans to give away their hearts, and only the strong will survive the wait
♊ Gemini: A Gemini will want to make friends with you first. Most of the relationship will base around conversation, big ideas and soul satisfying deep and meaningfuls. Although Gemini is desperate to find their long lost twin; they often surprise themselves with their detachment from people, and a lack of feeling; they also guard their freedom very forcefully
♋ Cancer: A Cancerian will instantly know what their partner wants in a relationship; they are very intuitive and ‘sixth-sense’ when it comes to this. They take love rather seriously and are very sensitive to any turbulence in their relationships. While their friends are out drinking; they’re busy picking names for your future children or mentally decorating their nurseries
♌ Leo: Leo are very proud and boastful in their love. They tend to gravitate towards people that fulfil their higher standards and they love to show their loved one off. Leo want the whole world to know they are in love and become a lot happier people when they are
♍ Virgo: Virgo prefer serene relationships and will become easily embarrassed in times of heavy emotionalism. If they like you, they will re-arrange their schedule; and find a time to fit you in it. Virgo’s nervous tendencies are especially evident on the first date
♎ Libra: A Libran lives for love; and spend their life searching until they find someone who balances the scales. Libra will always feel incomplete until they have found a mutually beneficial relationship. Libra wait years until the right person comes along, leaving friends and family wondering why someone with with such affability and liveability is still single
♏ Scorpio There is no middle ground for Scorpio; either they are deeply passionately in love or they don’t want to know you. They can be maddening to their partners; one minute they are detached, mysterious and ego-centric, and then ever shift into commitment and generosity
♐ Sagittarius Sagittarius require their freedom in relationships or it will be intolerable. Curiously, they can be quite possessive in relationships; only because they are aware of their own malleability and sense of detachment towards love. Even if Sagittarius has found true love their casual nature can make them appear indifferent
♑ Capricorn Love helps free the Capricorn from their own critical and stoic natures. Trying to break down the walls of a Capricorn and win their heart is no easy task. They have much more than ribcages protecting themselves. They  are huge on family, and are deeply loyal to their own
♒ Aquarius Aquarius prefer to forge a friendship first and usually prefer the live apart relationship for as long as they can. Love generates many overwhelming and confusion to an Aquarius, emotions which they struggle to read, this often makes them lose their rationality. Aquarius love love, but guard their independence fiercly
♓ Pisces Pisceans tend to wear rose-coloured glasses about their loved one in a relationship. This can cause many of them to find themselves in self destructive relationships with horrible partners. Sometimes, in love, a Piscean doesn’t realise they can do better for themselves. Love has been the core of many of the Piscean fantasies 

Virgo - Love and Letters 

Endearing wit, brightly lit Mercury eyes and a natural ease of communication are some of the charms in the cosmic Virgo spell. The expression of love and affection doesn’t come naturally to the Virgo individual. They can be detached enough to become serial heartbreakers. Those born under this sign struggle to understand emotions until they have devised a logical framework to assess them through; although they express their energies through the feminine psyche. Virgos are acute examiners. Their eye for detail colours the undertones of this signs famous orientation toward service and betterment of human beings. Virgo are a deeply romantic sign, and their symbol - the Sheaf Bearer represents purity in its most wholesome form. Like their duality, Pisces, Virgos are a sign with a will to give under a great labor of love. They typically extract great benefit by directing their boundless energy toward lifting others. Love for Virgo is based on the merging of intellect. With Mercury as their ruler, this sign is all about communication as a form of communion. Esoterically, Virgo is represented by the mind, and their first need will be to connect on the intellectual realm; conversation is as intimate as sex for Virgo. As an Earth sign, Virgso have an intense need for physical contact, and this sign tends to values both the mental and the physical equally. They prefer to keep their relationships free from heavy emotional themes and clinginess. The individual will seek to keep partnerships tranquil, mutually beneficial and casual. Any form of drama, pettiness or jealousy will be hard for the Virgo to tolerate; this sign sees relationships as an addition to their lives rather than an entity to fill a missing space. 
Virgos are highly devoted to their relationships and family life. They will not marry so much out of impulse and passion, but more as a form of collaboration and ‘team work’. Typically discriminating and selective in their romance, Virgos prefer to sit back and patiently observe their object of desire before making their move. They are deeply sensitive to the needs and anxieties of their partners and will be quite security conscious. They like to be in control, and when love begins to blur their mental clarity they can become unsteady, unstable. When they are unable to analyze their environment it is common for them to feel unsafe and retreat into their own worlds - unable to explain the reasoning behind their aloofness. Emotions and love are intangible, and when Virgo cannot grab ahold of something it acts to throw out all their inner equilibriums; many may feel close affection to somebody yet struggle to express this. The acts of physical service such as planning, running errands or fixing something are the preferred methods of endearment for Virgo.  
With the zodiac’s messenger, Mercury as their ruler, many Virgos find expressing their feelings through writing to be effective. Seeing the words on paper tends to reduce the intensity of feeling and confusion, and acts as a visible reflection so they can analyze the internal chaos. Virgos are easily swooned, and can become saturated by lust - yet they will often be too shy to admit it. Every move they make will be deeply evaluated and  thought out, and they may spend hours internally deliberating on how to respond to a message. When partners think they are being ignored, Virgo has simply retreated into their own bubble, engaged in the comfort in the home of their thoughts. The blend of the anchoring Earth with the Mercurial wit makes Virgos subtle seducers, and they will take their precious time in finding a partner who matches up to their changeable needs. Within every Virgo is a heart that aches for love, yet they are not willing to compromise their order to fit that person in, that person must magically just ‘fit in’. Love with Virgo will involve the most deep, soul satisfying conversations, a deep sensitivity for your needs, anxieties and fears, and the comforting solidity of Earth’s protective wings.-Cherry


225 days under grass
and you know more than I.
they have long taken your blood,
you are a dry stick in a basket.
is this how it works?
in this room
the hours of love
still make shadows.

when you left
you took almost
I kneel in the nights
before tigers
that will not let me be.

what you were
will not happen again.
the tigers have found me
and I do not care.


- Charles Bukowski, For Jane

Eurydice- Margaret Atwood



He is here, come down to look for you.
It is the song that calls you back,
a song of joy and suffering
equally: a promise:
that things will be different up there
than they were last time.

You would rather have gone on feeling nothing,
emptiness and silence; the stagnant peace
of the deepest sea, which is easier
than the noise and flesh of the surface.

You are used to these blanched dim corridors,
you are used to the king
who passes you without speaking.

The other one is different
and you almost remember him.
He says he is singing to you 
because he loves you,

not as you are now,
so chilled and minimal: moving and still
both, like a white curtain blowing
in the draft from a half-opened window
beside a chair on which nobody sits.

He wants you to be what he calls real.
He wants you to stop light.
He wants to feel himself thickening
like a treetrunk or a haunch
and see blood on his eyelids
when he closes them, and the sun beating.

This love of his is not something
he can do if you aren’t there,
but what you knew suddenly as you left your body
cooling and whitening on the lawn

was that you love him anywhere,
even in this land of no memory,
even in this domain of hunger.
You hold love in your hand, a red seed
you had forgotten you were holding.

He has come almost too far.
He cannot believe without seeing,
and it’s dark here.
Go back, you whisper,

but he wants to be fed again
by you. O handful of gauze, little
bandage, handful of cold
air, it is not through him
you will get your freedom.

"Here is the handful
of shadow I have brought back to you:
this decay, this hope, this mouthful
of dirt, this poetry."

- Margaret Atwood, “Mushrooms,” from Notes Towards a Poem That Can Never Be Written (via spilledgrace)

Bertolt Brecht, The good woman of Setzuan, 1942

"Have you forgotten what we were like then
when we were still first rate
and the day came fat with an apple in its mouth

it’s no use worrying about Time
but we did have a few tricks up our sleeves
and turned some sharp corners

the whole pasture looked like our meal
we didn’t need speedometers
we could manage cocktails out of ice and water

I wouldn’t want to be faster
or greener than now if you were with me O you
were the best of all my days"

- Frank O’Hara, “Animals” (via hiddenshores)

"Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads – at least that’s where I imagine it – there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in awhile, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own private library."

- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore