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The 12 Astrological Zodiac Signs: Descriptions - Information - Analysis

Careers, Personality, Compatibility, Best Places to Live, More.

Learn yours and your competitors' strengths, weaknesses, attributes. The ultimate and only astrology and zodiac sign resource you will every need.

Includes descriptions and analysis for each zodiac sign. Starts with the basics and general information, then proceeds to specifics for:
  • Ruling planet for each sign.
  • Best personality traits.
  • Worst personalty faults.
  • Best compatibility and harmony potential with other signs.
  • Best career paths and jobs for each sign.
  • Best places to live for each sign.
  • Health tendencies.
  • Birth stones and gem stones that are most supportive to and for each sign. Based on research, as opposed to whatever overstock some website is trying to sell you.
  • Historical references as available/applicable.
  • Readable images of corresponding original manuscripts.

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

This is the true, original analysis of astrology for all 12 zodiac signs by Professor Fredrick White as written in “A Guide to Astrology”, published in 1901-1904. In other words, here is your information from the source without the 100+ years of modern interpretation and commercial modifications by others. All on one page.

The 100+ year-old manuscript has been cleaned up and somewhat paraphrased for ease of Third Millennium reading. However, an image of the original, unaltered manuscript is also included. Ctrl+/- will adjust the size. For historical perspective and additional nuances it is well worth the read.

Information for this article was compiled from United States (U.S.) government archives. This manuscript addresses such items as personality traits, which signs each sign is compatible with, best careers and professions, which planet your zodiac sign is ruled by, gemstones and birthstones, sometimes historical notes, best places to live, and other basic and not-so-basic information.

A Historical and Present Day Astrology Reference Guide


Table of Contents (F3 and Ctrl-F will prove useful)
Aries - Taurus - Gemini - Cancer - Leo - Virgo
Libra - Scorpio - Sagittarius -  Capricorn - Aquarius - Pisces


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Aries Astrology Information – Ruled by Mars


Aries Basic Information

Aries is a fiery, masculine, movable, equinoctial sign. This sign is ruled by Mars (the God of War). The Sun enters Aries on March 21st and passes into Taurus on April 22nd.

Aries Personality Traits

The Aries personality and traits include persistent and determination; can be very quick tempered, independent, and prefer leading rather than following; naturally dislikes subservience and prefers being their own boss. This sign admires scientific thought or philosophy. Aries have the desire to excel in whatever engages their attention. This sign is also defined as being fearless, ambitious, and not discouraged easily. Another personality trait is although quick in temper and quick to resent abuse, they are forgiving and do not hold a grudge long.

Harmony and Compatibility

Aries harmonize best with Leo or Sagittarius, and fairly well with Gemini or Aquarius.

Health and Willpower

Aries have excellent vitality and good health. They strongly resist sickness and recover quickly. This personality has strong will-power and can influence others.

Aries Best Career Paths and Jobs

Aries appears to be the only sign fraught with ambiguities as to best jobs and careers, here's what is stated:
  • Aries succeed best in vocations requiring quick, active temperament. They prefer professions requiring manual dexterity. Analysis is very dependent upon the hour of birth. Certain planet configurations can also negate the generalities indicated by the position of the Sun.

Aries Best Places to Live

The Big City. Prominent and state capitals are even more preferred. Basically, the more metropolitan activity and excitement, the more successful and happy the Aries person will be. Aries people even prefer to live in corner houses, a fact that real estate agents love.

Gemstones and Birthstones for Aries

The ruling gems for Aries are the Ruby and Sardonyx.

The Original Manuscript for Aries




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Taurus Astrology Information – Ruled by Venus


Taurus Basic Information

Taurus is a fixed, feminine, cold, dry, earthy sign; ruled by Venus (The Goddess of Love). The Sun enters Taurus on April 22nd and passes into Gemini on May 22nd.

Taurus Personality Traits

The Taurus personality traits are self-reliance, plodding, slow and careful; gentle when unprovoked, but becomes furious when angered.

Personality traits also include patience and a willingness to wait for the fruition of their hopes, dreams, and aspirations; tends to be headstrong and unyielding, but is very cautious and will go to great length to avoid pain.

This sign is curious, inquisitive, and can be meddlesome; loves music, art, and the literary world, but are more inclined to be imitators rather than originators. Other traits are excellent logic abilities and reasoning faculties.

Compatibility and Harmony

Taurus people harmonize best with Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Pisces.

Taurus Health

Taurus is of a strong and healthy nature, but can be more subject to chronic diseases than some.

Taurus Best Places to Live

Very small towns or in the country. The less excitement and activity, the better. Quiet and shady places are their mantra. If forced to live in the city or large town environment, Taurus people want to be as far away as possible from the business centers and other active areas. Their house location preference is in the middle of the block. The Taurus person's preferred room location is in the center or side of the house.

Taurus Best Career Paths and Jobs

Taurus people succeed best at something requiring artistic talent and ideality. Some professions would be designers, sculptors, photographers, etc.

Birthstones and Gemstones for Taurus

The ruling gems for Taurus are the Emerald and Topaz.

Occult

Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius are the favored signs for producing occult students. For this sign, the driving force and/or reason seems to be their idealism.

Taurus Historical Figures

Several famous people were born under the sign of Taurus. See original manuscript below.

The Original Manuscript for Taurus




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Gemini Astrology Information – Ruled by Mercury

Mercury with dust storm.

Gemini Basic Information

The Gemini is masculine, barren, airy and humane; ruled by Mercury (The Messenger of the Gods). The Sun enters Gemini on May 22nd, and passes into Cancer on June 21st.

Gemini Personality Traits

The Gemini personality is sympathetic, kind- hearted, affectionate, and fond of home and children; easily influenced by kindness, even to the point of detriment.

Other personality traits include a high degree of intuition and sensitivity. They have a large imagination and are quite idealistic. People born under this sign enjoy scientific knowledge and are consequently studious. This sign has an active mind and is generally busy with their hands; can be ambitious and aspiring.

More personality traits include curiosity and is given to investigation/experimentation. They are excellent analysts and are generally good writers; can often be quite changeable.

Faults

Their main fault is a lack of continuity. The Gemini is very likely to go to extremes and generally imagine they can do much more than they are really able to do.

Harmony and Compatibility

Gemini people are compatible and harmonize best with the Libra and Aquarius, and fairly well with Leo and Aries.

Gemini Best Career Paths and Jobs

For a business or profession, the Gemini requires something which is clean and easy. They make good writers, bookkeepers, model makers, jewelers or assemblers. They are often inventive and ingenious. Many are good teachers, professors, instructors, coaches, and trainers.

Gemini Best Places to Live

The higher, the better. Gemini people prefer high places. If living in mountainous or hilly areas, the higher their residence is on the side of the mountain or near the top of the hill, the better the Gemini likes it. When living in a house or apartment building, they want the top floor in the house or the highest level in the apartment building complex. If they are living in a big city building; the closer to the penthouse, the happier they are.

Gemstones and Birthstones for Gemini

The ruling gems of Gemini are the Topaz and Carbuncle. The emerald represents the positive aspects of the planet Mercury.

Historical Paraphrased Quote: (Editor’s note: circa 1901)

The sign Gemini is said to rule the United States. The typical Yankee is a fair specimen of this sign. He is quick witted, ingenious, generous and charitable; has a kind word and helping hand for everyone.

First in war and first in peace.

Mercury was called the Messenger of the Gods, and it falls to the American people to lead in science and invention. Someday a gigantic statue of Mercury may adorn some prominent place; just as the Statue of Liberty now stands in New York harbor.

The Original Manuscript for Gemini




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Cancer Astrology Information – Ruled by the Moon

The Moon. Spectrum scanned and color coded to display composition differences.

Cancer Basic Information

Cancer is movable, watery, cold, moist, feminine and is ruled by the Moon. The Sun enters Cancer on June 2lst and passes into Leo on July 22nd.

Cancer Personality Traits

The personality traits of people born under the sign of Cancer are retiring, patient, sensitive, kind and gentle. This personality is very averse to discord and disharmony. People born under this sign are known to conscientiously, tenaciously, and quietly pursue their goals.

Other personality traits include industriousness, prudence, and frugality; yet sometimes overly anxious in acquiring things. They are proud, but need encouragement. Those born under this sign are easily influenced by their surroundings; and are often intuitive and mediumistic. They are greatly attached to home and family. They can be very changeable, subject to the phases of the Moon.

Faults

People born under the sign of Cancer can be inclined towards jealousy, can be subject to periods of depression and fear.

Compatibility and Harmony

Cancer people are compatible and harmonize best with Virgos, Scorpios, or Pisces; and reasonably well with Aquarius or Taurus.

Cancer Best Career Paths and Jobs

Cancerians succeed best in careers requiring persistent effort combined with patience, such as business management. People born under this sign can do well in certain medical and service industries.

Cancer Best Places to Live

Cancer people want to live near large bodies of water. They do not like cities. Seaside or very large lakes. Large bodies of water are the key. Shady places are also a preference. Cancerians do not adapt well to noisy, city environments. However, it is recommended they live in corner houses.

Birthstones and Gemstones for Cancerians

The ruling gemstones of Cancer are Emeralds and Moonstone.

Historical Paraphrased Quote: (Editor’s note: circa 1901)

Cancer is said to rule all Africa, Holland, Scotland, Constantinople, Amsterdam, Venice, New York and Milan.

The Original Manuscript for Cancer




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Leo Astrology Information – Ruled by the Sun


Leo Basic Information

Leo is fixed, fiery, masculine and barren sign and is ruled by the Sun. The Sun enters Leo on July 22d and passes into Virgo on August 22nd.

Leo Personality Traits

The Leo personality is active minded and fearless. Though good-natured, generous, and slow to anger; this sign can become furious when their temper is aroused. Fortunately, this is usually a rare occurrence.

Other personality traits include determination and persistence; seldom becoming discouraged. They are natural leaders and resistant followers. This personality is very independent. They keep their affairs to themselves, especially as to finance and love. They are also industrious, honest and conscientious. This sign always looks to their own interests, usually resulting in being more fortunate than the average person.

Harmony and Compatibility

Leos make friends easily and often have magnetic personalities.

Sun sign people are compatible and harmonize best with the Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius and Aries. There is extreme disharmony with those born under the Sun with the water or earth sign.

Health

The Leo person, as a rule, has a strong constitution and good vitality, but often dies suddenly from overexertion.

Leo Best Career Paths and Jobs

The Leo is well adapted for careers requiring sympathetic and magnetic force. Some people born under this sign are excellent orators, elocutionists, lecturers and inspirational speakers. Many are military leaders and politicians.

Leo Best Places to Live

The country. More specifically, the country life and plenty of fresh air and the wide-open spaces. However, they often avoid the Sun when in the city. The Leo person wants lots of room. When forced to live in the city, Leos want shady places during the day and wide open skies at night.

Gemstones and Birthstones for Leo

The ruling gems of Leo are the Sapphire and Diamond.

Historical Paraphrased Quote: (Editor’s note: circa 1901)


Leo is said to rule France, Italy, Rome, Sicily, Bohemia, Bath, Ancient Chaldea, and Philadelphia.

The Original Manuscript for Leo




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Virgo Astrology Information – Ruled by Mercury


Virgo Basic Information

Virgo is of the earth, changeable, feminine, cold and barren. This sign is ruled by Mercury. The Sun enters Virgo on August 22nd and passes into Libra on September 22nd.

Virgo Personality Traits

The Virgo personality is modest, thoughtful, contemplative, industrious and refined. They are often very changeable in their opinions and are very sensitive. Has a love of nature and very strong likes and dislikes. They are persistent, yet inconsistent.

When it comes to food, people born under this sign are known as discriminating and picky eaters. When unhappy, angered, or stressed they lose their appetite and wish to be alone.
Other traits include not being easily discouraged, very industrious, and seldom being contented. They are quick learners and are intuitive.

Faults

The Virgo loves money, but has no ability to accumulate or save it. They are often critical of others and consequently creates unnecessary enemies. People born under this sign generally have a lack of confidence. Their personality can also be quick tempered, and is often dissatisfied.

Compatibility and Harmony

The Virgo is compatible and harmonizes best with Capricorn and Taurus; and gets along well with Scorpio and Cancerians.

Health

The Virgo has good endurance and does not show their age. People born under this sign are prone to digestive-tract problems.

Virgo Best Career Paths and Jobs

Virgo people succeed best in occupations not requiring physical labor. They succeed at writing, painting, decorating, etc. Many born under this sign have unusual talents and inventive genius. Has an affinity for scientific studies and are often successful in the medical profession.

When under a deadline, they can apply themselves to meet almost any demand.

Virgo Best Places to Live and Health

'The Virgo enjoys life more and has much better health away from metropolitan areas. They prefer the mountains, countryside, and nature’s natural beauty. Virgos want to live where nature is abundant, mountainous country being their primary choice. City living actually appears to be deleterious to the Virgo's health.

Birthstones and Gemstones for Virgo

The gems for the Virgo are the diamond and topaz. For many of this sign, the sapphire is said to prevent worry and anxiety. The emerald represents the positive aspects of the planet Mercury.

The Original Manuscript for Virgo




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Libra Astrology Information – Ruled by Venus

Venus via the ultraviolet spectrum.

Libra Basic Information

Known as an airy, movable, masculine, cardinal, equinoctial sign and is ruled by Venus. The Sun enters Libra on September 22nd and passes into Scorpio on October 23rd.

Libra Personality Traits

Libra personality traits include generally being thoughtful and contemplative. They usually analyze whatever gets their attention. This personality is very imaginative and prone to build dream castles in the air. They are intuitional, but tempered by reason.

They are modest, neat and particular; disliking dirty work, have average ambition. Other personality traits include being affectionate and often marrying very young, many marry more than once. They like music and art, etc. People born under this sign are known for an even temper. They dislike discord and disharmony.

Faults

The Libra can be generous to excess. Can be too easily influenced by others. If not careful, their trusting nature can lure them to bad financial and/or business decisions.

Harmony and Compatibility

Libra people are compatible and harmonize best with Aquarius and Gemini; they also get along with Leo and Sagittarius. They should never marry an Aries, Cancer, or Capricorn.

Libra Best Career Paths and Jobs

Libras are best suited to be doctors, artists, musicians, or writers. They can also be good in careers that require traveling, public speaking, and contact with the public.

Many become musicians when given the chance.


Libra Best Places to Live

Cities and other places with lots of activity and excitement. The Libra wants an environment where they are kept busy and occupied at all times. Lots of action seems to be the key to a Libra's happiness.They are discontent unless their mind is kept occupied. They want to be active all the time.

Health

Libra people are subject to kidney problems, backaches, and digestion problems (often caused by a sweet-tooth). They are not long lived, but are average.

Gemstones and Birthstones for Libras

The fortunate gems for persons born under the Libra sign are ruby and sardonyx.

The Original Manuscript for Libra




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Scorpio Astrology Information – Ruled by Mars


Basic Scorpio Information

The cold, feminine, fruitful, fixed sign. This sign is ruled by Mars. The Sun enters the sign of Scorpio on October 22nd and passes into Sagittarius on November 22nd.

Scorpio Personality Traits

The Scorpio personality is pleasant, agreeable, kindhearted and sympathetic. They like to acquire things and love luxury. Yet, the people born under this sign are quite frugal and economical. They are known to find uses for things that others would throw away.

The Scorpio personality will not permit imposition. Though slow to anger, does not forget an injustice for a long, long time. When angered, they become furious. Can be both emotional and dignified. Some are deceitful and treacherous. Generally; they are patient, very determined, and better adapted to accumulate wealth.


Faults

People born under the sign of Scorpio are not known for their generosity. Can be headstrong and stubborn. A female trait is jealousy.

Compatibility and Harmony

Scorpio people are compatible and harmonize best with Cancer and Pisces. They get along well with Virgo and Capricorn.

Birthstones and Gemstones for Scorpio

The gems and birthstones for Scorpio are ruby and agate.

Health

Scorpio rules the secrets and generative organs, and denotes weakness in that part of the body. May have throat and ankle problems. As a rule, those born under this sign are subject to kidney and liver disease and bronchitis.

Scorpio Best Career Paths and Jobs

Scorpio people often are executives and politicians. They are also suited for work requiring patience and perseverance. Those born under this sign can make good doctors, nurses, or front line managers, etc.


Scorpio Best Places to Live

The countryside and living in places near water. Peace and quiet are the ruling preferences for Scorpios. The more peaceful and quieter, the better. In other words, Scorpios are not fond of and avoid excitement. The Scorpio likes sailing and fishing.

The Original Manuscript for Scorpio




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Sagittarius Astrology Information – Ruled by Jupiter


Basic Sagittarius Information

The hot, fiery, masculine, barren and common sign. This sign is ruled by Jupiter. The Sun enters Sagittarius on November 23rd and leaves into Capricorn on December 21st.

Sagittarius Personality Traits

Sagittarius people are jovial, generous, and charitable. Those born under this sign are natural leaders. Other personality traits include being ambitious, persevering and not easily discouraged; known for foresight, strong willpower, and the ability to influence others.

Known for dignity and self esteem, yet are seldom conceited.

Likes sports, outdoor exercise, and horse riding. This personality has a propensity to be able to control animals.


Faults

The Sagittarius personality is very resistant to being “ordered around”. Being an employee in certain kinds of jobs is not always the best option for the Sagittarian.

Harmony and Compatibility

Sagittarius people are compatible and harmonize best with Aries and Leo. They also get along well with Libra and Aquarius.


Gemstones and Birthstones for Sagittarians

The gems associated with the Sagittarius are amethyst and jasper.

Sagittarius Best Career Paths and Jobs

Sagittarius people are known for their foresight and “intuition” as a result of their natural calculation abilities. They have many talents. People born under this sign are musicians, writers, artists, and sculptors. Some are mechanics. Some are inventors. Many are experts in their professions. Often are managers, cashiers, and accountants.

Sagittarius Best Places to Live

Sagittarius people prefer mountains and countryside. They have an extreme dislike for crowding and small living-quarters. Rough, mountainous country. The Sagittarius is actually claustrophobic in cities or anywhere else where they might be crowded into small places. And apparently, living in a singles apartment is out of the question.

Health

Sagittarius people are accident-prone and are often subject to diseases relating to the blood. They may have digestion related problems.

The Original Manuscript for Sagittarius




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Capricorn Astrology Information – Ruled by Saturn


Basic Capricorn Information

Capricorn is earthy, movable, feminine, cold, equinoctial, and thoughtful. This sign is ruled by Saturn. The Sun enters Capricorn on December 21st and passes into the sign of Aquarius on January 20th.

Capricorn Personality Traits

Personality traits are quiet, thoughtful, deep-thinkers, and have good reasoning abilities. Capricorns are practical. Those who are born under this sign are dignified, neat, particular, and artistic. They are more ethical than most. Capricorns are ambitious, persevering, and resistant to being discouraged. They are born to multi-task. They are often successful at planning grand schemes.

Capricorns are known to have a very sympathetic nature, but do not show it; this results in them falsely appearing cold and indifferent. They are curious and will sometimes tenaciously investigate a subject. People born under this sign are independent and very private.

The lady Capricorn always tries to appear at her best.

Many Capricorns are very religious.

Compatibility and Harmony

Capricorn people harmonize and are most compatible with Taurus and Virgo. They also get along well with Scorpio and Pisces.

Capricorn Best Career Paths and Jobs

The Capricorn thrives in the corporate environment, often rising to the upper echelons. They make good lawyers and ministers.

Capricorn Best Places to Live

Quiet places, away from large cities. Those born under the sign of Capricorn avoid metropolitan areas whenever possible. The Capricorn must live in an environment where there is no noise or excitement. In other words, busy or high activity locations are anathema to the Capricorn.

Birthstones and Gemstones for Capricorn

The ruling gems for the Capricorn are sardonyx and beryl.

The Original Manuscript for Capricorn




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Aquarius Astrology Information – Ruled by Uranus

Uranus with moons.

Basic Aquarius Information

This sign is fixed, airy, masculine, warm and humane. People born under this sign are ruled by Uranus (the occult planet). The Sun enters Aquarius on January 21st and passes into the sign of Pisces February 18th.

Aquarius Personality Traits

Personality traits include being pleasant, sympathetic, goodhearted, and generous. They have dignity without conceit. People born under this sign are practical in logic and not inclined to deal in theories. They are pragmatic and usually have a brilliant intellect.

The Aquarius personality trait can have strong likes and dislikes. Sometimes they are radical in their ideas and beliefs. People born under this sign are seldom hypocritical; instead they are sincere and honest. This sign is easily influenced by altruism, but is also independent and won’t be ordered around.

They are usually cheerful and slow to anger. People born under the sign of Aquarius usually have strong willpower and magnetic personalities; this often leads to leadership roles. The Aquarius personality trait is said to be of active/nervous temperament and participate in theatrical or public demonstrations.

Can be nervous at times.

Compatibility and Harmony

Aquarius people harmonize and are compatible best with the Libra, the Gemini, and those born under the fiery signs.

Birthstones and Gemstones for Aquarius

The gems of Aquarius are onyx and beryl.

Aquarius Best Career Paths and Jobs

The Aquarius person is best suited for careers requiring strength/firmness, combined with love for the sublime. Careers include exploration and traveling, engineering, surveying, and mining. Many of this sign are merchants, also known as owning their own retail businesses.

Aquarius Best Places to Live

Aquarius people do best in the suburbs, i.e., outside a city (preferably high ground), but still able to mingle with lots of people during the day. Towns, but definitely not cities. High ground also seems to be a specification. As for the town versus city semi-paradox; the Aquarius likes to mingle with people during the day, but only up to a certain point and not at night.

Age of Aquarius Historical Note

This is the Age of Aquarius and it will remain so for the next two millennium. The final (Editor’s note: circa 1901) paragraph in the manuscript below addresses this phenomenon in interesting detail.

The Original Manuscript for Aquarius




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Pisces Astrology Information – Ruled by Neptune


Basic Pisces Information

Pisces is a watery, feminine, and fruitful sign. This sign is ruled by Neptune (the planet of inspiration and idealism). The Sun enters Pisces on February 19th and passes into the sign of Aries on March 21st.

Pisces Personality Traits

Personality traits include being generally kind, loving, and tend to be easy going. They seem to handle misfortune well. Those born while the Sun is in this sign are imaginative and idealistic.

They are studious, logical, and methodical. Pisces people are mathematical and will engage in scientific reasoning when they set their mind to it. They avidly pursue knowledge; following their research with untiring dedication.

Pisces are captivated by music and beautiful scenery.

Once they make up their mind, they have great determination in reaching their set goal. Conversely, lack of confidence often prevents them from starting a project that they very well could have accomplished.

Faults

Those born while the Sun is in Pisces sometimes speak spontaneously without thought to the possible consequences. They often lack self esteem; causing hesitation in presenting their point of view when necessary. Their personality can be generally timid and modest, can be easily influenced to tears. May lack self-confidence.

Harmony and Compatibility

Pisces people harmonize and are best compatible with Cancer and Scorpio. They also get along well with Taurus and Capricorn.

Pisces Best Career Paths and Jobs

Pisces people are good at professions requiring discretion, intuitive judgment, and the ability to make the best of a bad situation. Career affinities could include legal, politics, and other professions where the ability to keep a secret is essential.

Pisces Best Places to Live

People born under the sign of Pisces prefer locations near the ocean or other large bodies of water. Though cities don't seem to be excluded, the Pisces also likes rough and mountainous areas.

Gemstones and Birthstones for Pisces

The fortunate gems of Pisces people are amethyst and jasper.

Historical Note

This is the Age of Aquarius and it will remain so for the next two millennium. The former age was that of Pisces. The final (Editor’s note: circa 1901) paragraph in the manuscript below addresses this phenomenon in interesting detail.

The Original Manuscript for Pisces




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A planispheric astrolabe from the 14th century.
Used for timekeeping, surveying, astrology, and navigation in the 14th century and beyond. 

Solar System Symbols - Used in both Astrology and Astronomy

Sun Mercury Venus Earth Moon Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto

Bumper Stickers - Over 100 Quotes and One-Liners - Funny, Philosophical, Life, Insults, More.

For entertainment and can also be used for Facebook, Twitter, memes, Pinterest, wall signs, office desks, bikes, car windows, etc.

Actually, there are more than 100; new ones keep being added. You don't have to read them all at once; maybe a couple sub lists a day keeps the doctor away? Many of these random quotes are absolute truths; many of these quotes merely reference truths. Many of these quotes and one-liners are about life and philosophy; many are just for fun, insults, and entertainment. None are original, but some of them are. Some will change your life; others will just make you fall down laughing. Some are understood immediately; some could take days. The majority are indeed just humor and other entertainment, but some are serious. This can kind of be a thought-provoking page actually. If a quote or one-liner isn't funny or an insult, then is it serious? Then there are the contextual issues, e.i., suitable for which scenarios listed in the sub title? It is up to you to decide which is what and how to enjoy.
Sigmund Freud


List of quotes sub-list one for bumper stickers, Facebook, etc.

Time and Space. Can't live with it. Can't live without it.

Live in the now.

Laugh at your problems, everybody else does.

Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?

Black holes are where God divides by zero.

You are obviously a fine human being in your own right. And I mean that.

I don't know what your problem is, but I bet it's hard to pronounce.

If you observe this vehicle being operated in an unsafe manner, please try to think of it as one more anomaly in the cosmic order.

So many stupid people. So few asteroids.

I didn't believe in reincarnation in my last life either.

You are a total waste of protein.

Excess is never too much in moderation.

I didn't say it was your fault, I just said I was blaming you.

I'm really easy to get along with once you learn to worship me.

Honk if you want to learn sign-language.

Bricks and Rainbows, otherwise known as Life.

What do the letters in FEAR stand for? False. Evidence. Appearing. Real.

My Dad was just like me.

Let’s debate your existence. You take the negative.

Never believe generalizations.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Admit it when you are wrong.

The generation of random numbers is too important to leave to chance.

What holds attention determines action.

The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead.

Proof evolution CAN go in reverse.

I don't think, therefore I am not.

You’re a mess. But that’s ok.

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

Does anal retentive have a hyphen?

It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.

Hope, but never expect.


List of one-liners sub-list two for bumper stickers, Twitter, etc.

With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.

I have the body of a god. Buddha.

Never miss a good opportunity to shut up.

I doubt, therefore I might be.

There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.

People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.

Action expresses priorities.

Be someone who makes you happy.

Even my dog knows to reboot before calling tech support.

Honk if you've never seen a gun fired from a moving vehicle.

It is not necessary to react to everything you notice.

Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.

Thank God I'm an atheist.

Never knock on Death's door. Ring the bell and run. He hates that.

Some days it's just not worth gnawing through the leather straps.

Driveway doesn't go all the way to the road…

In a battle of wits, I’m unarmed.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

Sometimes I am almost overwhelmed by my incredible perfection.

If you're happy and you know it, see a shrink.

Do not judge a person's story by the chapter you walked in on.

Be good to people for no reason.

Vegetarian: Indian word for lousy hunter.

One-celled organisms out score me in IQ tests.

What!?! Am I here?

I don’t have ulcers, but I’m a carrier.

No Way Out.

Lost in America.

Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining.

Worry. God knows all about you.


List of quotes sub-list three for bumper stickers, Pinterest, etc.

I'm Canadian. It's like being American, but without the gun.

Be happy, it drives people crazy.

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

This bumper sticker intentionally left blank.

Person of Interest.

I’m not fat, I’m just easier to see.

The way nature is constructed, no living entity has any rights; just like non-living entities.

Life’s favorite chew-toy.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

The meek shall inherit the earth, after we're through with it.

Jesus loves you! Everybody else thinks you're a jerk.

A single thread of hope is still a powerful thing.

Lawyers have feelings too, allegedly.

People like you are the reason people like me need medication.

So many cats. So few recipes.

Just remember... If the world didn't suck, we'd all fall off.

Eat right. Exercise. Die anyway.

Don't make me mad. I'm running out of places to hide the bodies.

On your mark, get set, go away!

The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.

I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability.

You don't need to have it all figured out to move forward.

To err is human, to blame it on somebody else shows management potential.

Let the past make you better, not bitter.

If you hate a person, then you are defeated by them.

Liberal Arts major: Will think for food.

Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.

Adjure obfuscation.

What we need is a patch for stupidity.

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn't figured out yet.

Procrastinate now.

A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight, live longer than the men who mention it.

Wherever you go, there you are.

Luck favors the prepared.


List of one-liners sub-list four for bumper stickers, memes, etc.

The best proof there is Intelligent Life in outer space is the fact it hasn’t come here.

I’d stalk you, but it’s been a long day.

The Tribbles are coming!

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

Just because I don't react, doesn't mean I didn't notice.

You have delusions of adequacy.

I love you more today than tomorrow.

An experiment in Artificial Stupidity.

I’m diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected.

If at first you don’t succeed, the hell with it.

People who think they know it all really annoy those of us who do.

Well, at least the war on the environment is going well.

Churches only worship the prophet margin.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

We are all lab rats.

Perspective.

Due to lack of interest, tomorrow has been cancelled.

Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same. Sometimes not.

If you don’t like the way I drive, then stay off the sidewalk.

My feminine side is lesbian.

Just say NO to negativity.

I thought I was indecisive; now I'm not so sure.

The winner of the rat race is still a rat.

When I want your opinion, I'll beat it out of you.

Never get into a fight with an ugly person, they have nothing to lose.

I never thought I'd miss Nixon.

If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

I love animals. They're delicious.

The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.

A wise man once said nothing.

It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.


List of quotes sub-list five for bumper stickers, signs, etc.

Too tall for my blood supply.

I haven't been ignoring you; I've been prioritizing you.

It's lonely at the top, but you eat better.

Squirrels: Nature's speed bumps.

Armadillos: Texas speed bumps.

If a man states an opinion and there is no woman to hear it, is he still wrong?

Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

You've survived 100% of everything in your life so far, so there is a pretty good chance you will survive whatever is next.

Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

If you are going to be "weird", be confident about it.

God is my co-pilot, but the Devil is my bombardier.

I don't have a license to kill, but I do have a learner's permit.

Keep honking while I reload.

I bring joy whenever I leave the room.

It's never too late for an apology.

A couple di-lithium crystals short of a warp core.

Why does Hawaii have an interstate highway?

Taxation WITH representation isn't so hot either.

EARTH FIRST! We'll strip-mine the other planets later.

My wife keeps complaining I never listen to her (or something like that).

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!

If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0.

Happiness is not trying or finding, it's deciding.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

It's up to you.

Why not?

We repeat what we don't repair.

Driver carries no cash. He's married.

All I ask is the chance to prove money can't make me happy.

He who smiles in a crisis has found someone else to blame.

Don't dumb it down.

Entropy happens.


List of one-liners sub-list six for bumper stickers, decals, etc.

Friends come and go, enemies accumulate.

Opportunities come and go, problems accumulate.

Vote Democrat - it's easier than working!

Vote Republican - it's easier than thinking!

You can ignore reality, but reality won't ignore you.

Wanted: Meaningful overnight relationship.

Anything not worth doing is not worth doing well.

First things first, but not necessarily in that order.

Old age comes at a bad time.

I didn't climb to the top of the food chain to become a vegetarian.

In America, anyone can be president. That's one of the risks you take.

Some people are alive only because it’s illegal to kill them.

You're never too old to learn something stupid.

I'm an old person. Cut me some slack.

Exist on your own terms. That is all.

Beer: It's not just for breakfast anymore.

I’m tall, but I’m worth the climb.

I need someone real bad. Are you real bad?

The more you complain, the longer God makes you live.

Why do the Flintstones celebrate Christmas?

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Life would be easier if I had the source code.

Hang up and drive.

Polar bears club baby seals.

God must love stupid people. He made SO many.

I took an IQ test and the results were negative.

I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom, until they are flashing behind you.


List of quotes sub-list seven for bumper stickers, social media, etc.

Do they ever shut up on your planet?

The trouble with life is there's no background music.

Sometimes a perceived problem turns out to be a gift instead.

Quoting one is plagiarism. Quoting many is research.

Don't measure my intelligence on your ability to understand me.

You - Off my planet.

I'm not tense, just terribly, terribly alert.

My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that.

There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.

If you are what you eat, I'm fast, cheap and easy.

Errors have been made. Others will be blamed.

Warning: Dates on calendar are closer than they appear.

I'm not crazy, I've just been in a very bad mood for 30 years.

Sarcasm is just one more service I provide.

Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.

Embarrassed about something? They'll get over it.

Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.

I'm trying to imagine you with a personality.

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you weren't asleep.

Most of what you worry about will never happen.

Suck it up every now and then.

Persistence.

I can't remember if I'm the good twin or the evil one.

I just want revenge. Is that so wrong?

You say I'm a bitch like it's a bad thing.

Earth is full. Go home.

How do I set a laser printer to stun?

Chaos, panic, and disorder - my work here is done.

Getting on your feet means getting off your butt.

Some things are more important than money. And they all cost money.

Never argue with reality.

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The fatal flaw of logic is it presupposes awareness of  all relevant premises.



Forgive yourself for your mistakes.


Help with Medical Bills Federal and State Websites

These websites will actually help you when a medical entity victimizes you with inflated or outright fraudulent medical bills and/or denied insurance claims.

This includes hospitals, general doctors, specialists, X-ray places, CT scan or PET scan centers, blood test places, and pretty much any other medical facility or entity that engages in illegal or unethical conduct. Emphasis is on illegal, unethical contracts and on illegal, unethical billing practices. Also includes resources regarding insurance company misconduct or for when a Medicare, Medicaid, or Medi-Cal case worker makes a mistake or acts in bad faith. Sooner or later, you will need the information on this page.

Medical Federal and California (and other) State Government Websites That Will Help You When an Insurance Company or Service Provider Victimizes You – Also Some Worthwhile Additional Information


Patients Rights Help and Support Resource List

A list of resources regarding the rights patients are legally supposed to have. Many provide complaint forms and will actually help you. All listed websites are government or other well-known, reputable resources. All links go directly to the website's patients rights page and/or patients help page.
  • MedlinePlus, from the U.S. Library of National Medicine.
  • HealthCare.gov, your rights under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Medicare.gov, your Medicare rights.
  • The Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman. , a resource for filing complaints, grievances, appeals, etc.; in other words, a place to rat out medical service providers. The page also promises to provide information, help, assistance, and other services. The page is apparently also the starting point for when you need to deal with Medicare's own shenanigans.
  • CMS.gov, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The particular link I provided has to do with Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight. The page may not especially look it, but these guys are your friend. Sometimes, out of the blue and without any action on your part, they will send you notices a particular medical bill from a medical service provider or insurance entity is not valid and that you don't have to pay it. This website is definitely worth prowling around when you have the time.
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the go-to page for filing medical complaints in California.
  • Office of the Patient Advocate (OPA), another go-to page for filing medical complaints in California.
  • CDSS is another California site that my be able to help you, especially as applies to local office Medi-Cal screw-ups.
  • Google. For folks not in California, simply do a search for:
    "YourStateNameHere patients rights site:.gov" (without the quotes and be sure to include the exact "site:.gov" syntax).
If a link suddenly stops working, it means the website moved that particular page. Let me know in the comments section and I'll find and post the new location.

Some Tips for When Dealing with the Medical Bureaucracy

  • The Medicare 1-800-633-4227 number is open 24/7. They have always been friendly, professional, and helpful.
  • Referring doctors make paperwork mistakes all the time. Whenever possible make sure the medical treatment specifications match what the Medicare white book says. This is mostly applicable to preventive services. Not kidding here, make sure the doctor's instructions exactly match what the white book specifies. I've personally saved myself one financial disaster already by doing this.
  • Never walk into a medical service provider's diagnostic center without the proper Medicare COPD 5-digit code included on the referral paperwork. 
  • Referring doctors make paperwork mistakes all the time (did I mention that already?). Always call the Medicare number first and verify the accuracy of the Medicare code on the paperwork before going to the specialist's or medical service provider's office. Confirm with Medicare that the Medicare code number is valid for your circumstances and procedure(s) and that Medicare will approve and pay for the procedure.
  • When referred to a specialist, sometimes a COPD code isn't provided; the specialist adds the code after the fact. Your only defense against this is having diagnostic information showing the necessity of the visit to the specialist, e.g., CAT scan shows potential malignancies in lungs, thus being referred to a pulmonologist makes medical sense. If the specialists uses the wrong code(s) after the fact and the claim is denied, don't just give up. Work with Medicare and the specialist to get the mistake straightened out and resubmit the claim.
  • The referring doctor does not not always know if the referred specialist or medical service provider takes Medicare, Medicaid, Medi-Cal, etc. When you walk into that referred specialist's office or medical service center for the first time and have identified yourself, always ask first:
  1. Does Medicare accept you and do you accept Medicare as full payment, secondary insurance covering remaining balance?
  2. Does Medicaid//Medi-Cal/Etc. accept you and do you accept Medicaid, Medi-Cal, etc. or whatever other supporting insurance applicable in your situation as full payment?
If any part of their answer is no, leave immediately. As a Medicare beneficiary, you have the right to go to any Medicare specialist or service provider center you wish. Tell your primary, referring doctor what happened and they'll take care of it.

An important note. If a medical entity financially victimizes you or is trying to victimize you happens to be a referral from your doctor, first check with Medicare via their website and/or phone calls and find out exactly what is going on. If that doesn't clarify or fix the situation, then tell your doctor's office all about it. They might be able to fix the problem with just one phone call to the offending medical entity; not so surprisingly, your doctor's office will often be quite successful at this.

A personal note. That medical contract you are always forced to sign is basically a blank check allowing the medical entity to do whatever they want. You've given them the right to do anything and everything their hearts desire and then to bill you for whatever insurance doesn't cover. For that reason, I always print directly above my signature the following in caps:

"ONLY PROVIDE INSURANCE COVERED SERVICES ONLY"

If the medical service provider then refuses you as a patient, immediately inform your primary physician that referred you. If that doesn't solve the problem, i.e., your doctor being able to find a different service provider in the area; I'd personally let Medicare, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, and any other involved insurance/government entity know all about it. I would think they would all want to know about a medical service provider that turns away patients simply because that patient only wants those services that are covered by insurance. Who knows? They might even be able to help you.

An update (Medical Hack(?)). Someone sent me this. I do not know if it is true or not. It sure would be interesting to find out:


I'm continuing to look for other government medical websites that help patients when it comes to money issues. If you happen to know of one, please mention it in comments. I'll be happy to include it on the list. Federal sites are preferred, but sites specific to your state are also welcome.

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00 am; East and West Coast, Central, Mountain. More info.

All about and dealing with the Daylight Savings Time (DST) changes in the US and around the world, plus some resource links. Technically, it's actually called " Daylight Saving Time ", without the "s". But we all seem determined to add that extra letter and we all seem fine with it. This page briefly covers:
  • The what and why of daylight savings time and some timezone notes
  • The current US schedule for when daylight savings time begins and ends
  • Where is daylight savings time in the US and some timezone notes
  • Dealing with changing all the clocks
  • Daylight savings time around the world


Why Have and What Is Daylight Savings Time? 

This page is US-centric; but except for the start and end dates, it's pretty much all the same.

The purpose of Daylight Savings Time is to conserve energy. There is some dispute as to whether this objective is accomplished or not. The methodology used is to move one hour of sunlight from the morning to the evening by resetting the clocks.

The official abbreviation for Daylight Savings Time is DST (Standard Time being ST). So, for the east and west coast time zones for example, the designations change from EST and PST to EDT and PDT.

When Does Daylight Savings Time Start and End in 2018?

Daylight Saving Time Begins: Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:00 am (dates updated yearly)

To move one hour of sunlight from the morning to the evening, clocks are reset ahead one hour every spring. Currently this is done on the second Sunday of every March at 2:00 a.m. At the appointed time, the clocks are reset forward to 3:00 a.m. ("spring forward").

Daylight Saving Time Ends: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00 am (dates updated yearly)

To make things as they were and move that extra sunlight hour back to the morning, clocks are reset back one hour every fall. Currently this is done the first Sunday of every November at 2:00 a.m. At the appointed time, the clocks are reset from 2:00 a.m. back to 1:00 a.m. ("fall back"). Generally, folks aren't amused when this happens; they have become used to not having to commute home in the dark every evening.

Where Is Daylight Savings Time? East and West Coast. More.

Not all of the US engages in this adventure. Both Hawaii and most of Arizona decided they wanted nothing to do with it. Most US territories also do not observe Daylight Savings Time. These entities remain on Standard Time year-round.

The Clock-Changing Reality... 

 Be glad you don't have to mess with this one...
Yb (Ytterbium) Lattice Atomic Clock (NIST)

What one is "supposed" to do is reset all the clocks and watches before going to bed. However, more often than not, this usually does not happen. The clocks, watches, etc. generally get reset Sunday throughout the day, usually because there are so many of them. Personally, I start doing the resetting beginning mid Saturday morning. By the time I go to bed, I've pretty much already adjusted to the time change.

The various computer and computer-related clocks are invariably checked to see if they were indeed coordinated enough to do what they are supposed to do.

If you are looking to reset everything accurately right down to the precise second, you can do so at www.time.gov. Daylight Savings Time changes are also supposed to be the bi-annual reminder to check and/or change your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and batteries.

Daylight Saving Time Around the World

DST World Overview List

  • Canada is as the US; most provinces and territories take it, some leave it. Mexico is the same.
  • Central and South America mostly want nothing to do with Daylight Savings Time; however, Chile and parts of Brazil do indeed do DST.
  • Europe mostly does do Daylight Savings Time. Russia, China, and all of Asia want absolutely nothing to do with it.
  • Australia is as the US, Canada and Mexico; majority do, but some don't.
  • Africa is 90% don't do DST and 10% do do DST.
Looks like our species can't even agree on what time it is. But that's OK, we somehow still manage to keep muddling along. In all seriousness, geography and cultural differences do sometimes necessitate adjustments.

Non US daylight savings time start and end dates can usually be found at www.timeanddate.com.

World Time Zone Non Standard Abbreviations

There sure are a lot of them... Not only that, many of the abbreviations are not unique. The whole thing is a complete, non-standardized mess. The reason is each country makes up their own, locally relevant designations. The timeanddate website appears to have the best compilation of the non-standardized world time zone abbreviations currently being used.

There is also a World Standardized Time Zone and and a World Standardized Time Code

  • GMT (0/-/+) is the time zone abbreviation for Greenwich  Mean Time. Many other time zones will refer to themselves as GMT, plus or minus the number of hours difference between their timezone and the GMT timezone.
  • UTC (0/-/+) is the time code abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time or Universal Coordinated Time. This is the military and civilian standard mostly used these days.
Neither GMT nor UTC observes DST; instead the -/+ offsets are adjusted at the local level. In other words, as Daylight Saving Time comes and goes, the GMT/UTC offsets change. As an example, for the US East Coast, the UTC offset changes from -5 to -4 during DST. For the US West Coast, the UTC offset changes from -8 to -7 during DST.

UTC / GMT Map

"-" means it's an hour earlier. **   "+" means it's an hour later.
Note that each timezone also has its own letter designation.
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Random List of Examples (during non daylight saving times):

  • 0 London; Paris
  • -5 New York; Quebec; US East Coast. (-4 during DST)
  • -6 Winnipeg; Dallas
  • -7 Denver; Edmonton
  • -8 Los Angeles; San Francisco; US West Coast (-7 during DST)
  • -10 Honolulu
  • +1 Berlin
  • +3 Moscow
  • +8 Shanghai; Perth
  • +9 Tokyo
  • +10 Sydney
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Positive and Happy Words List in the English Language

The Most Beautiful and Nicest Words in the World

These happy and positive words in the English language were contributed by writers for writers in a project of mine awhile back These words show that the world can indeed be a positive, happy, and wonderful place. This list has also been referred to as the nicest, most lovely, sweetest, stunning, greatest, and most beautiful words in the English language and world. Most of the words are standalone, a few are contextual. Just the mere act of reading this list can make you feel good.

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Greetings Love Healing
Serenity Mellifluous Hug
Empathy Peaceful Joy
Life Caring Sharing
Friend Forgiveness Trust
Kindness Lovely Cure
Exquisite Soothing Hope
Thanks Welcome Acknowledgement
Compassion Sympathy Tenderness
Synergy Synchronicity Serendipity
Perfection Chocolate Champagne
Ethics Honesty Integrity
Simplicity Complexity Recursion
Music Art Humor
Discovery Insight Revelation
Beautiful Pristine Glorious
Freedom Privacy Independence
Home Shelter Food
Gorgeous Awesome Amazing
Success Prosperity Money
Faithfulness Loyalty Ally
Sunrise Rain Moonlight
Elegance Symmetry Balance
Wonderment Appreciation Gratitude
Plethora Plenitude Bonanza
Communication Interaction Mutuality
Courtesy Respect Graciousness
Mom Dad Children
Remembering Forgetting Awareness
Optimism Destiny Expectation
Smile Hello Please
Happiness Sweet Karma
Beginning Ending Closure

And last, but not least; whether it be a loan application or accepted for a new job:


List of Reference Websites - Mostly Oldies, but Goodies.

Most of these resources were collected from the second millennium. I am amazed how many have stood the test of time. There appears to be no reason not to keep them around for another year. Besides, old links can be useful at times. If you discover one that has sadly joined that electron heap in the sky, let me know and I will remove it.

Resoucre Description
nist.time.gov Official U.S. time.
timeanddate Print calendars, more.
maps.google Excellent road maps.
mapquest Maps.
Alt Codes Numpad alt codes.

Resource Description
reference Excellent general info site.
about Excellent general info site.
allrefer Excellent general info site.
answers Excellent general info site.
wikipedia Excellent general info site.
snopes Urban legends, confirms/refutes.
dictionary Standard dictionary.
buzzwhack Buzzword dictionary.
urbandictionary Urban dictionary.
brainyquote Famous quotes and quotations.
freedict Language translation dictionary.
languagemonitor The Global English Language Monitor.