The Voltaire Moon

How HOT was Voltaire

You know he of the “I may not agree with what you are saying but i will defend to your death the right to say it…” guy. 

That’s probably THE most mangled/reprised quote during drunken arguments of all times. 

Voltaire drank up to 70 cups of coffee a day to fuel his intractably argumentative temperament, prolific churning out of provocative literature and public debates. His classic Candide is one of my fave books ever. 

He was asked to renounce Satan on his deathbed but quipped back: “no thank you, at this point, i need all the friends i can get.” 

So he was Scorpio, Moon in Aquarius and Gemini Rising – he’s got a real Gemini smirk/lips in this pic, don’t you think? 

So happy New Moon in Scorpio – i’m making it the Voltaire Moon, in his honour – who wants to caffeinate right up, mouth off and be provocative, horny for life? 

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Tones
Tones

It was my 30th birthday on thursday! Was Voltaire born on the 27th? Pleeeeaaase say yes… He was truly awesome, witty and nowhere near as turgid or morose as those other famous historical scorps.

leogroover
leogroover

No one has commented on MM’s last 3 words that are tres tres scorp ‘horny for life” . Let me be the first to take it out of context and put my hand straight up and say YES like a evangelist of lust I am. and being a scorp moon i have a secret and it is powerful. Unfortunately i have told a person I thought was my friend but after a tirade of texts tonight( which i did not respond to with Leo dignity intact) I now realise is not. Secrets are much more powerful when you don’t tell… Read more »

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

Is anyone else funking like crzy during this moon??? or is it just me????
Feeling wimpy myself….must get invincible!

fushiafairy
fushiafairy

coffee to the rescue! (channeling Voltaire!)

Charley
Charley

I’d go there for the brain alone, I adore Voltaire and Candide is my favourite book of all time!

I’m a caffeine free zone though, I’m already anxious and jittery enough, I have to drink calming things like chamomile, rooibos and on days like today I chain drink Damiana (it’s like liquid valium!) really recommend that.

Fi
Fi

Voltaire? OK, sure. Smart, funny, perceptive. But – and maybe it is my leftist leanings, or the fact that I seem to have this thing for fellow Lifepath 9’s, or the fact that I deeply admire his incredibly courageous auto-biographical tome Les Confessions – give me Rousseau anyday. Even if he lacked pretty Gemini wit, and even if he was dogmatic and clumsy and shy and retiring, Rousseau was more egalitarian and less elitist; he didn’t build a reputation as an Enlightenment philosopher by repeating the same few “truths” over and over; he plunged deeply and widely into a wider… Read more »

Hikari
Hikari

Yay for Scorpios with Gemini Rising! \o/
But yes, argumentative, provocative, witty people. And always have a smirk on our faces. Unless something has gone very wrong. Then it’s “stand up straight, assume battle stations, all weapons (stings) are ready to fire”.

I’m not big on coffee, makes me too hectic, like anxiety attack crazy.
On the other hand, during Voltaire’s time coffee was probably a lot weaker than it is now. So 70 coffees = 4 espressos…

FireyBovine
FireyBovine

Cross and Lonely Me

Bloody Ex-Weirdness

Ironically, my hair has gone all romantic

I had a copy of Candide around forever and never read it!
Now I can’t find it!
Salt to the wound.

Lauren
Lauren

Yay! My birthday is on the Voltaire Moon. Well, the 26th here in the US even though it’s already the 27th in the southern hemisphere. But I love Voltaire’s writings so it’s close enough. 🙂

Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn

Happy Birthday to you Lauren!! Hope you have an awesome day/night. 🙂

leogroover
leogroover

happy bday lauren. shine on

andromeda
andromeda

Happy Birthday Lauren, have a wonderful year!!

Allyxan
Allyxan

Meeeeee!

andromeda
andromeda

Soz to do this, but was too cute. Fave Voltaire Moon moment today from a really amusing little 4 year old Virgo, Toro Moon, Cappy Rising niece of mine.

She stayed the night and we had ‘Om’ chants to calm her down at night. The next morning she told her mum,
“You know what that sound is? (Om) It’s God!
And, He’s so big He’s as big as a Planet! AND he’s the BIGGEST fairy in the Universe!!!!”.

My sister just looked at me like, ‘you told her what?’. 😉

LCG
LCG

Coffied up!

Ms.
Ms.

I’m surprised he had a liver left after that much coffee. I’m shocking after 4 cups and I am scorp gem rising. Im kind of impressed he invited that on himself though. heh.

dazedandconfused
dazedandconfused

‘Candide’ one of my fave books as well I had, until my boyfriend stole it from me when we broke up claiming it was his, as if…..would love to live in a world where boulders of gems are plentiful and tossed aside like stones. The one bum cheek girlfriend, lol

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Lol indeed.

‘I grew old in poverty and dishonour, having but half a bottom, yet always mindful I was the daughter of a pope. A hundred times I wanted to kill myself but still I loved life. This ridiculous weakness for living is perhaps one of our most fatal tendencies…’

Hey, you can probably download a free copy at Project Gutenberg.

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

I should like to add that coffee cups were smaller in those days 🙂

GeorgeSand
GeorgeSand

Wow! My dream combination for a man. I’ve had close to perfection: Aquarian with Scorpio moon and Gemini Ascendant. Just a fascinating mix to me!

Alex
Alex

And he like smart women. His long-term partner was one of the most distinguished mathematicians in history:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Émilie_du_Châtelet

What’s her astro?

AquaMeg
AquaMeg

December 17, 1706 is the guess I got from the Internet, as far as Emilie’s birthday. Saggo! Her translation of Newton into French is still the definitive version. Love Voltaire, too. Odd, that I was just reading all about him yesterday. Something about the new moon in Scorp combined with my own Gem rising made me uber-mouthy today! 🙂

Charley
Charley

She was an amazing woman.

SourPatch
SourPatch

AH, thank you for reminding me why the Enlightenment is still one of my favorite periods. LOVE this guy. <3 But 70 cups of coffee? Holy shiite, even ONE cup makes me sick to my stomach…LOL.

scaredcroc
scaredcroc

I just read and watched about Anneliese Michel. Scared hell out of me.

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Another lesser known Voltaire quote is “I’m like all for religious freedom and everything but don’t expect me to go to the wall defending your off topic postings.”

Curious Cancerian
Curious Cancerian

heh, such a visionary.

Curious Cancerian
Curious Cancerian

If it’s less scary, I think she was just severely mentally ill and unfortunately couldn’t get the right kind of support.

scaredcroc
scaredcroc

It’s going Holloween and things sit on Scorp. I just wanted to share things I saw here. You guys-pretty meanly responding. If you’re not interested, just ignore. So exposing your standard!

Curious Cancerian
Curious Cancerian

I wasn’t criticizing you or being snarky, just trying to offer an alternative reason for the creepiness. Sometimes I get scared by things like that (demonic possession, the Catholic church, etc) and so was trying to offer some reassurance. But you’re right, it’s Halloween, so I’ll try and find some true ghost stories on youtube 🙂

scaredcroc
scaredcroc

“wasn’t criticizing you or being snarky” You did, coward.
You are the typical bully in everywhere dragging every excuses to harass anybody who’s annoying to you. you guys r allergic to religion? Get some vaccine. I did and I have no problem reading whatever ‘Father’ thing there.

only you 2 girls, here…

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Or she voted for Tony Abbott.

scaredcroc
scaredcroc

Same 2 u

charlie
charlie

lol,
1 virgo
1 cancer

proved.

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

His astro makes perfect sense. I didn’t know he was a Scorp, but what a mix with that crackling Gemini wit — Candide is packed with LOL! one liners from start to finish — and bolshie contrarian Aquarian devil may care satiric freedom fighting. The Scorp gave it all depth and resonance, and his regenerative tenacity. He rejoiced when the first copies of Candide were burned by the regime.

Can you tell I idolize him? And Candide is also my favourite book of all time.

GeorgeSand
GeorgeSand

I didn’t know he was a Scorp either. I love him all the more 🙂

andromeda
andromeda

Awesome, I love, love, love this! My Moon in Scorp and Gem Rising is zinging at the thought of him frankly.

My fave Voltaire quote “It is not more surprising to be born twice than once.”
It’s true, life itself is just the most bizarre occurrence!!
Love that as a deathbed statement though re Satan, cute.

Girl
Girl

Sorry, totally off the topic, but is there anywhere you know of that can help decipher dreams? I had two horrific ones last night, both different but with the same theme. Hell disturbed that my mind could even come up with this stuff. Wondering if there is a deeper meaning. Is there an indepth site on it or anything?

Curious Cancerian
Curious Cancerian

Hi Girl… I’ve never had much luck with dream dictionary sites… I read the relevant entries, and am just like ‘nup, that’s definitely not it’. But from a number of threads I’ve seen here, there are a few peeps around who are quite adept at interpretations… or they might know a better site than I do.
Btw, sorry that your dreams were so awful. Nightmares can really stay with you; I had a terrible one about a week ago that threw me so off kilter the next day.

Girl
Girl

Thanks! I know! I just can’t shake them.

leogroover
leogroover

Try this one girl its a bit more detailed http://www.dreamsymbolism.info

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

There’s a post on dreams a couple down from this one. It’s pretty comprehensive by the looks. Best to look at the symbolism of the events and characters as relevant to you and your experience. eg. snakes are scary for some people and a welcome symbol for others. How you felt in the dream is very important. Also, pretty much the only time I ever have nightmares is if I drink alcohol in the evening or eat sugar. I have a very sensitive system and red wine, fortified wines etc or sugary foods give me Kill Bill style nightmares, so… Read more »

The Leo Socialite
The Leo Socialite

honestly, dreams like that are to do with your digestion, my naturopath told me that and i betcha had some junk food that day or msg. msg nighmares are terrible.

Libraquarius
Libraquarius

Best thing, Girl, is to work out what it all means for you as fixed ideas of symbols aren’t really much help. Write down your dreams and read them out loud. Sometimes it’s surprising what smacks you in the forehead when you hear the words out loud. If that doesn’t help, break them down into parts. ie, First, this happened. Then, something else happens, then… and so on. Try jotting down words that you associate with each part or person. What does each symbol mean to you because symbols have different meanings for each person. If it’s a person, it… Read more »

UncoolVirgo
UncoolVirgo

An excellent shrink recommends Tony Crisp. His website is here and there’s a dream dictionary. http://dreamhawk.com/ I pay attention to the feelings I have in a dream, kind of like how you look at a picture or painting and it conjures up a feeling, so do dreams. It’s the way we process our problems. So a nightmare, terror, that feeling, ask who or what is terrifying you in your waking life? Who or what is triggering ancient angst? Look at nightmares, even though they feel dreadful, as a release of something that needs releasing and look into your life and… Read more »

Girl
Girl

Thanks guys, really appreciate it. It was full of anguish, helplessness and empathy. But I was an onlooker which was weird, I didn’t even feature, like I was watching some sick film or something. I wasn’t even in my own dream.

Honestly it wouldn’t have freaked me out so much if I hadn’t had two in the same night dealing with the same thing in another way.

Anyway, thanks again

Libraquarius
Libraquarius

If you weren’t part of it, consider that it was either a past life or a predictive dream about someone or something else. I had a dream like this, where I was on the other side of the river, detached from events, and I found out a few days later that it related to someone I thought was a complete stranger dying in a plane crash only he turned out to be a friend of my best friend’s daughter.

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

…coffee? 😯

😀 😀 😀

prowlncrab
prowlncrab

LOL

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

I’ll have three triple espressos. In a bucket. With a straw. Perhaps a wafer thin mint for afterwards…

Girl
Girl

Me too please.

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

I think I have already served you both today DT & Girl! 😀

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

There’s nothing like a turbo charged Gemini!

Baristagem
Baristagem

😯

Ain’t that the truth! 😀

Girl
Girl

Coffee gets such a bad wrap! Am totally in camp-caffeine.

Domestic Triffid
Domestic Triffid

Totally blew his chance with Louis 15th by being over-familiar, so flounced off to Sans Souci to suck up to Frederick the Great instead. Intense relationship with his niece. 20,000 letters… 2,000 books and pamphlets…. Too much coffee ? Ya reckon ?! I like him a lot. definitely one of my historical dinner party guests, along with his old friend the Marquise De Pompadour… Also, an excellent excuse not to give up the caffiene just yet…. having had my usual 3 double espressos and thinking hmmmmm… New Moon, maybe I should cut down….. NAH !! Off to write an inflammatory… Read more »

year of the fox
year of the fox

i heard he was addicted to coffee and had a crappy complexion as a result.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You know he of the “I may not agree with what you are saying but i will defend to your death the right to say it…” guy.

That’s probably THE most mangled/reprised quote during drunken arguments of all times.

Agree that it is overused and also note that he said it well before the existence of Fox News….

Pisces with Sagg Rising
Pisces with Sagg Rising

Forgot to fill in my name etc.

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

Ha! Yes, he might have rethought that if he’d been around to hear Glenn Beck or Andrew Bolt, Alan Jones, Bill O’Reilly etc etc ad nauseum. Although, in truth, I reckon he’d still uphold it, as freedom of speech gives us all the opportunity to mercilessly lampoon idiots of that ilk.

Pisces with Sagg Rising
Pisces with Sagg Rising

Yes, you make a good point.

Thing is the Glenn Becks and Andrew Bolts are the ones who use that quote the most, usually just before saying something offensive and idiotic.

yeshlekhaesh
yeshlekhaesh

im with you mystic – id definitely go there! and isnt it refreshing to see a ye olde portrait oozing mischieviousness instead of pompous-assness? and my first thought was that he was gemini..

Steph
Steph

Not sure if he was physically hot– that face is really creepy–but totally adore him & his works! to the Voltaire Moon!

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