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Special Days Signs of The Zodiac Aussie Slang

 

Special Days  
All Fools' Day April, 1st
All Saints' Day November, 1st
All Souls' Day November, 2nd
Ash Wednesday The first day of Lent
Valentine's Day February, 14th

Signs of the Zodiac

(precise dates for all signs can vary according to interpretation)

 

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

Aries, the Ram - 20 Mar to 19 Apr

Taurus, the Bull - 20 Apr to 20 May

Gemini, the Twins - 21 May to 20 Jun

Cancer, the Crab - 21 Jun to 21 Jul

Leo, the Lion - 22 Jul to 22 Aug

Virgo, the Maiden - 23 Aug to 22 Sept

Libra, the Scales - 23 Sept to 22 Oct

Scorpio, the Scorpion - 23 Oct to 21 Nov

Sagittarius, the Archer - 22 Nov to 21 Dec

Capricorn, the Goat - 22 Dec to 19 Jan

Aquarius, the Water-bearer - 20 Jan to 17 Feb

Pisces, the Two Fishes - 18 Feb to 19 Mar

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Aries is symbolized by the ram. The ram has come to represent male fertility, aggression, and courage. A ram’s horn is part of a cornucopia, the “horn of plenty”, symbolizing abundance. In history, rams were often symbols of leadership. Aries natives are said to be leaders and pioneers.

Keywords:

 active, initiating, leading, independent, aggressive, impatient, combative, energetic, pioneering, naive, assertive

 

1st Sign of Zodiac Aries, the Ram - 20 Mar to 19 Apr

Modality

 Cardinal (The word "cardinal" originates from the Latin word for "important," since they each mark the turning point of a temperate season, when the Sun enters each of these signs, it brings a change of season.)

Element

 Fire

Ruler

 Mars

Season

 Spring

Metal

 Iron

Stone

 Amethyst, Diamond

Color

 Red

Anatomy

 Head, face.

 

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Taurus, the Bull - 20 Apr to 20 May

For centuries, the bull has been a symbol of strength, tenacity, virility, and power. Left alone, a bull will happily graze; but if it is bothered, it will charge! Similarly, the Taurus personality is thought to be calm and peaceful, but when their anger is aroused, their temper can be wicked. Taureans are often quite disturbed by sudden changes–they prefer their lives stable and secure.

 

Keywords: persevering, down-to-earth, stable, stubborn, possessive, prosperous, dependable, physical, sensual “I have”

 

 

2nd Sign of Zodiac Taurus, the Bull - 20 Apr to 20 May

Modality

 Fixed (fixed signs are associated with stabilization, determination, depth and persistence. On the other hand, those who hold this astrological quality tend to also be inflexible, rigid, stubborn, opinionated and single-minded.)

Element

 Earth

Ruler

 Venus

Season

 Spring

Charge

 Negative

Metal

 Copper

Stone

 Emerald

Color

 Green

Anatomy

 Neck, throat

 

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Gemini, the Twins - 21 May to 20 Jun

Geminis are said to have a dual nature, as symbolized by twins. This duality also represents exchange and interaction. The sign of Gemini is closely associated with the exchange of ideas, communication, and trade.

The sign of Gemini is thought to be very adaptable and flexible, sometimes to the point of “being” two different personalities.

 

Keywords: talkative, mental, adaptable, flexible, changeable, responsive, sociable, superficial, versatile, inquisitive, witty

 

 

 

3rd Sign of Zodiac Gemini, the Twins - 21 May to 20 Jun

Modality

Mutable (are associated with adaptability, flexibility and sympathy. These signs mediate change and change their modes of expression frequently in order to meet this end, and they are often described as being diplomatic and assisting others through transitions, liable to change.)

Element

Air

Ruler

Mercury

Season

Spring

Metal

Mercury

Stone

Agate

Color

Yellow

Anatomy

Hands and arms; lungs.

 

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Cancer, the Crab - 21 Jun to 21 Jul

A crab is able to walk or run sideways. Similarly, Cancer natives can sometimes “move about” in life, in a figurative sense, in an indirect manner. The crab’s body is covered by a carapace (shell). Cancer natives are self-protective and sensitive, and often retreat into themselves when hurt. Crabs are able to resist changes in the environment, thereby protecting themselves from hostile elements in various habitats. Similarly, Cancer natives are thought to avoid too much change, and to be on the defensive. Crabs have “complex  behavior patterns” (1). The inner world of Cancer natives is thought to be rather quirky and complex. Some crabs “conceal themselves by decorating their bodies with plants and animals” (2). Cancer natives tend to try to blend in with their environments, preferring not to make a big splash in life.

 

Keywords: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, contemplative.

 

 

4th Sign of Zodiac Cancer, the Crab - 21 Jun to 21 Jul

Modality

 Cardinal (The word "cardinal" originates from the Latin word for "important," since they each mark the turning point of a temperate season, when the Sun enters each of these signs, it brings a change of season.)

Element

 Water

Ruler

 the Moon

Season

 Summer

Metal

 Silver

Stone

 Pearl, Opal

Color

 White, Yellow

Anatomy

 Breasts, stomach

 

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Leo, the Lion - 22 Jul to 22 Aug

The majestic lion, the King of the Beasts, is Leo’s symbol. Throughout history, the lion has symbolized sovereignty, rulership, and courage. “The lion’s size and strength have captured human imagination since ancient times”

 

Keywords: magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, open

 

5th Sign of Zodiac Leo, the Lion - 22 Jul to 22 Aug

Modality

 Fixed (fixed signs are associated with stabilization, determination, depth and persistence. On the other hand, those who hold this astrological quality tend to also be inflexible, rigid, stubborn, opinionated and single-minded.)

Element

 Fire

Ruler

 The Sun

Season

 Summer

Metal

 Gold

Stone

 Ruby

Color

 Orange, Gold

Anatomy

 The heart

 

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Virgo, the Maiden - 23 Aug to 22 Sept

Virgo’s symbol is the virgin or maiden and is often considered a shy, “lady in waiting” personality that is a little naive. Though Virgos are seldom celibate, they often keep their personal identity intact throughout their lives. This composure is virginal in nature.

Virgo’s symbol is sometimes shown as a woman carrying a sheaf of wisdom, representing the harvesting of wheat at the time of year of the Virgo (late summer).

Keywords:  analytical, intelligent, reserved, critical, helpful, conscientious

 

6th Sign of Zodiac Virgo, the Maiden - 23 Aug to 22 Sept

Modality

 Mutable (are associated with adaptability, flexibility and sympathy. These signs mediate change and change their modes of expression frequently in order to meet this end, and they are often described as being diplomatic and assisting others through transitions, liable to change.)

Element

 Earth

Ruler

 Mercury

Season

 Summer

Metal

 Mercury

Stone

 Sapphire

Color

 Blue, Beige

Anatomy

 Intestines, the nervous system

 

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Libra, the Scales - 23 Sept to 22 Oct

A balance weighs and measures; and so do Libra natives. Librans seek equality, harmony, and balance. The scales are also a symbol of justice.

Libra’s symbol is the only symbol in the zodiac that is inanimate (it is not represented by an animal or person).

 

 

Keywords:  just, sociable, refined, accommodating, kind, fair, diplomatic, likable, indecisive, respectful, artistic

 

7th Sign of Zodiac Libra, the Scales - 23 Sept to 22 Oct

Modality

 Cardinal (The word "cardinal" originates from the Latin word for "important," since they each mark the turning point of a temperate season, when the Sun enters each of these signs, it brings a change of season.)l

Element

 Air

Ruler

 Venus

Season

 Fall

Metal

 Copper

Stone

 Diamond, Quartz, Marble

Color

 Pastel Green

Anatomy

 Kidneys

 

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Scorpio, the Scorpion - 23 Oct to 21 Nov

Scorpions have “two lobster-like claws”(1) and when a scorpion captures its victims with its claws, it “inflicts a disabling sting with its tail”(2) Scorpios are thought to be rather cunning, and sometimes revengeful.

Dual nature of Scorpio: A second symbol for Scorpio is the Eagle. The Golden Eagle “has been regarded from ancient times as a symbol of courage and power”. (3) The eagle represents clear vision, intelligence, and power. It is a majestic bird, and also symbolizes freedom. Scorpios, with their perceptiveness, have the potential to “see” things more clearly than others. How they handle the power of this vision will depend on whether they are at the level of a scorpion or an eagle!

 

Keywords:  passionate, perceptive, resourceful, possessive, psychological, prowling, determined, probing, fixed, focused.

 

8th Sign of Zodiac Scorpio, the Scorpion - 23 Oct to 21 Nov

Modality

Fixed (fixed signs are associated with stabilization, determination, depth and persistence. On the other hand, those who hold this astrological quality tend to also be inflexible, rigid, stubborn, opinionated and single-minded.)

Element

 Water

Ruler

 Pluto, Mars

Season

 Fall

Metal

 Steel, Iron

Stone

 Topaz, Opal

Color

 Gold, Purple

Anatomy

 Genital organs, bladder, bowels

 

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Sagittarius, the Archer - 22 Nov to 21 Dec

Comparison with its symbol, the Archer: Sagittarius is symbolized by the Archer–half-man, half-horse. This symbolizes the Sagittarian’s attempt to free itself from man’s animal nature. The centaur is thought to symbolize the development of the human soul. It symbolizes the animal natures and desires of man, as well as its spiritual aspirations. In Greek mythology, centaurs were adventurous, brave, and wise; they were also given to brawling and uncivilized behavior.

 

 

Keywords: optimistic, restless, enthusiastic, adventurous, honest, irresponsible, outspoken, independent

 

 

9th Sign of Zodiac Sagittarius, the Archer - 22 Nov to 21 Dec

Modality

 Mutable (are associated with adaptability, flexibility and sympathy. These signs mediate change and change their modes of expression frequently in order to meet this end, and they are often described as being diplomatic and assisting others through transitions, liable to change.)

Element

 Fire

Ruler

 Jupiter

Season

 Fall

Metal

 Tin

Stone

 Topaz

Color

 Turquoise

Anatomy

 Hips, Thighs, Muscles

 

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Capricorn, the Goat - 22 Dec to 19 Jan

Comparison with its symbol, the Goat: Goats are “agile animals” and “surefooted”(1). They are “gregarious, except for old bucks, which tend to live by themselves” (2) . Goats are considered to be rather hardy animals. Capricorn is most often compared to the mountain goat. Capricorns are thought to be loners at heart, with introverted characters. Mountain goats find security in cliffs and heights–the highest places that can be climbed.

 

 

Keywords:  tenacious, conservative, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, constant.

 

10th Sign of Zodiac Capricorn, the Goat - 22 Dec to 19 Jan

Modality

  Cardinal (The word "cardinal" originates from the Latin word for "important," since they each mark the turning point of a temperate season, when the Sun enters each of these signs, it brings a change of season.)

Element

 Earth

Ruler

 Saturn

Season

 Winter

Metal

 Lead

Stone

 Amber, Onyx

Color

 Purple, Brown

Anatomy

 The knee, bones, skeleton

 

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Aquarius, the Water-bearer - 20 Jan to 17 Feb

Comparison with its symbol, the Water Bearer: The symbol for Aquarius is the Water Bearer, symbolically and eternally giving life and spiritual food to the world. The water from the vessel washes away the past, leaving room for a fresh, new start. The sign of Aquarius is forward-looking and growth-oriented. Concerned with equality and individual freedom, Aquarius seeks to dispense its knowledge, and its vision of equality and individuality, to all.

 

Keywords: individualistic, assertive, independent, humanitarian, inventive, original, eccentric, opinionated, intellectual, idealistic, cool, friendly, detached

 

11th Sign of Zodiac Aquarius, the Water-bearer - 20 Jan to 17 Feb

Modality

Fixed (fixed signs are associated with stabilization, determination, depth and persistence. On the other hand, those who hold this astrological quality tend to also be inflexible, rigid, stubborn, opinionated and single-minded.)

Element

 Air

Ruler

 Uranus

Season

 Winter

Charge

 Positive

Metal

 Uranium

Stone

 Amethyst

Color

 Sky Blue

Anatomy

 Ankles, shins, circulation

Key Phrase

 “I know”

 

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Pisces, the Two Fishes - 18 Feb to 19 Mar

Pisces is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions. Pisceans often feel like they are being pulled in different directions, making it difficult to make concrete decisions. The symbol of the fish has been associated with followers of Jesus Christ.

The glyph for Pisces can be seen as depicting two fish swimming in opposite directions. As well, it shows two crescents of receptivity pointing outwards, held together by the line of matter. The sign of Pisces is considered a receptive sign—one that is impressionable, spiritual, and open-minded.

 

Keywords:  intuitive, dreamy, artistic, humane, sympathetic, sensitive, compassionate, perceptive, tender, impressionable

 

12th Sign of Zodiac Pisces, the Two Fishes - 18 Feb to 19 Mar

Modality

 Mutable (are associated with adaptability, flexibility and sympathy. These signs mediate change and change their modes of expression frequently in order to meet this end, and they are often described as being diplomatic and assisting others through transitions, liable to change.)

Element

 Water

Ruler

 Neptune

Season

 Winter

Metal

 Tin

Stone

 Jade, Coral

Color

 Sea Green

Anatomy

 Feet, Veins

 

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The order of the signs of the zodiac is Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces:

 

Aussie Slang

• Avo Avocado
• Arvoo Afternoon
• Barby (abr.) Barbieue BBQ
• Bottle-o Drive through beverage retailer
• Bogan A very uncouth individualh
• Breaky Breakfast
• Doco Documentary
• Dodge Considered of low quality, or untrustworthydoubtful
• Doona Bed cover or quilt
• Dunny Outside toilet
• Fair Dinkum Honest, genuinene
• Footy but sometimes NRL, and other times soccer. It’s all very confusingUsually AFL, but sometimes NRL, and other times soccer. It’s all very confusing
• G’Day Hello
• Garbo Garbage collectorector
• Good onya Well done
• Macca’s McDonald’s
• Mozzie Mosquito
• No worries! Expression don't panic
• Relos Relatives
• Sanga Sandwich
• Schoolies End of school celebrationsl
• Servo Petrol station
• Shout To buy drinks for everyone
• Sickie A day taken off work, but not necessarily because of illness from work
• Snags Sausages
• Ta! Thank you
• Thongs flip flops
• Uni University
• Yakka Hard work

 

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During my Digital Media, Multimedia and some AIT or VET courses I got my students to work on The S.T.E.A.M.E.R book of knowledge, especially advanced students that complete tasks ahead of time, this was my fall back lessons for those clever or advanced students, they were asked to pick one of the areas of study and create a cover page, find some interesting facts and put their findings into a chapter of the book The book was 138 pages long at my retirement from teaching.

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STEAMER Stands for

Science, Technology, English, Arts, Mathematics, Enivironment and Religion

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For those students that presented work on English we gathered a lot of useful reference information that became a STUDENT's COMPENDIUM here are some samples of student work

Explanation for Compendium
File Includes
ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar.
Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal
Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia names = Bull - is called a heifer
Opposites = Absent - present
SC005_Big_Words for small
Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious
A partner in crime - accomplice
A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle
SC007_Commonly_confused_words
Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance. Homonyms
Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain
SC013 Death Words pertaining to Occurring after death - posthumous
SC009_Diminutives
Cask - casket   
SC010_Famous
Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908
SC011_Figurative_Expressions
Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.
SC012_Gender
Actor - Actress
SC013_Geography The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.
SC014_Gods War - Mars
SC015_Government Australian Government
SC016_Grammar Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.
SC017_Human_Relationships THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others
SC018_Inventions Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens
SC019_Kings_Queens of UK EGBERT 827 - 839
SC020_Literary A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary
SC021_Marriage A hater of marriage - misogamist
SC022_Medical A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC023_Miscellaneous All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.
SC024_Nouns sit - seat (when to use Nouns)
SC025_Names Boys & Girls names explained
SC026_Nature A four-footed animal - quadruped
SC027_Negatives That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable
SC028_Numbers A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul
SC029_Opposites Unable to read - il-literate
SC030_Patron Saints St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland
SC031_Places A place where fishes are kept - aquarium
SC032_Possessive_Case Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC033_Professions The commander of a fleet - Admiral
SC034_Similes Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt
SC035_Proverbs A bad beginning makes a good ending.
SC048_Sayings as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.
SC036_Science_and_Arts An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph
SC037_Scientific_Terms The science of land management - agronomics
SC038_Seven_Wonders The Pyramids of Egypt
SC039_Synonyms abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.
SC040_War Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents
SC041_Weddings 7th year—Copper or Brass
SC042_Words_to_Verbs strong - strengthen
SC043_Other Any other items that might be of interest
SC044_Metaphors Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated
SC045_Phobias Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
SC046_Death
Occurring after death - posthumous
SC047_Thesaurus

Thesaurus - abandon = abandoned, abandoning, abandonment, abandons affluent =having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value,words explained and incorrect use of words

SC048_Sayings as afraid as a grasshopper.
SC049_UrbanMyths The floor was dirt.  Only the wealthy had something other than dirt, hence the saying "dirt poor." 

Please note there are some excellent links to assist with these pages

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