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Pure DWTS Season 12 – How Does Or Will The Zodiac Effect Our Dancing Couples For Finals?

From little on, I’ve always been fascinated with Astrology. So, I thought I’d study up on our remaining couples and see if we could get a hint for what’s to come if we were to base the upcoming Finals on their Zodiac signs and unions. Before you read on, keep in mind other influences could be working in their charts (time of birth, life’s successes and struggles, how a person was raised, etc) which could zap anything I might have gathered up below. lol Also, just a side note, that I’m not into forecasting as much as I use Astrology as a ‘tool’ in getting to know people or to better understand them and life’s circumstanes. Below is a reflection of that….just for fun (and not to be taken too seriously).

Maks and Kirstie:

Maks and Kirste are both Capricorns with their birthdays only a few days apart. Kirstie’s birthday is on January 12th while Maks’ birthday is on Jaunary 17th. Capricorns have hard work and organizational ethics and standards for themselves and others. They set their goals high in whatever they do. In fact, they have such a hard work ethic that a vacation to them most often times involves work related projects. They just aren’t happy without work which many don’t understand. But, if you do understand, you are lucky because then you’ve just hit on something magical as Capricorns tend to be one of the most successful, at peace, and happiest of the Zodiac. A Capricorn and Capricorn partnership can be strong since this is a natural understanding for them right from the beginning. Their relationship can go on for a life time never giving up while making their dreams happen. What does this mean for Kirstie and Maks for the Finals? I’m not sure. But, what we do know is these two personalities have broke predictions and boundaries others could not do in self transformation both mentally and physically in such a short time in knowing one another. Not only do we see this in one of them…we see a transformation for the best in EACH of them on Dancing With The Stars.

Kym and Hines:

Kym was born on August 4th. She is a Leo. Hines was born March 8th. He is a Pisces. Leo and Pisces aren’t normally a common union. One is a Water sign while the other is a Fire sign. However, Leo is the king of the Zodiac for a reason. This sign is masterful at leading and taming all the other Zodiac signs. They too have strong work ethics. The most famous leaders in the world have been Leos….with President Obama currently as one of them. Leos are attentive, methodic, theatrical, dramatic, ambitious, creative, noble and magnetic …all the famous and strong qualities we’ve seen in Kym. Pisces are more quiet, imaginative, sensitive, fair, giving, soulful, self sacrificing, and artistic…all the qualities we’ve seen in Hines from his football career, to his charity work, to his role with Kym on Dancing With The Stars. We’ve seen him laugh. We’ve seen him cry. He would have quit the show in order to save Kym’s neck. What does this mean for this couple for Finals on Dancing With The Stars? I don’t know. But, what we do know that these two have been charming and inticing us as a whole all Season long…and what’s more, they’ve been consistant at it and set the bar in class and a sweet genuiness personally too.

Mark and Chelsea:

Mark was born on May 24th which makes him a Gemni. Chelsea was born on September 15th which makes her a Virgo. Gemini are very versatile with their thinking and are on the average easy-going. Though don’t think they can’t get wound up if tested. They have a dual personality which will fight for what they think is right and they can conform to anything they see fit to do. They are also inquisitive, intelligent, inventive, and creative…the latter being very strong characteristics we see in Mark. Virgos, on the other hand, think practical for the most part. They have a need to evaluative, analyze, ask questions, and can be critical. But, they are also industrious, modern, progressive, observing, smart, and are hard workers and perfectionists. Even though these two could conflict in some areas, what these two signs share the most is a wonderful emotional and support magnet for one another when the tough gets going which we’ve seen in both Mark and Chelsea and what we will most likely continue to see in the Finals.

So, what do you think? If you were to base the Finals outcome on these couples Zodiac, who is the dominate pair? Or do you think this is all a bunch of mullarchy? lol

Sources that helped with this post: Horoscopes Love Eu, Horoscopes Within, Linda Goodman’s “Sunsigns” (my favorite astrology book ever!)

May 21, 2011 I Written By

Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

DWTS12 Week 7 Search Engine Round-Up

So last night, John & Heidi taught me how to check the site stats and see what the top search terms were for the site this week.  And boy – is it interesting just what you kids are wanting to know 🙂 So as a new feature, I’m going to go through top search terms at PureDWTS and answer your burning questions – and also some not-so-burning ones that I just find amusing 😉 So just what did you guys want to know about this week?…

Is Hines Ward married?

This was the top searched term for the site this week – and it only cropped up yesterday, after the story broke about Hines & a lady friend getting handcuffed under suspicion of grand theft auto. Unfortunately, the answer to this question seems murky at best.  First I tried searching for a marriage license or a divorce decree in Fulton county, GA (Hines’ county of residence), and it did show some public records for Hines, but I didn’t feel like shelling out the $19.95 fee to see them in their entirety…sorry guys 😉 So I had to go the gossip route on this one. According to Player Wives (which I would take with a grain of salt), he was allegedly married at some point to Simone Ward, the mother of his son Jaden.  However, rumors started swirling of their separation back in late 2008, after Hines was spotted spending some time with another lady.  That same article references a claim from Gossip Online (which of course I cannot find) that they’ve either been separated or divorced for at least a year now. So due to the lack of mainstream speculation about whether Hines was creeping around on wifey, I would venture a guess that they are probably no longer romantically involved, at the very least.  We all know that the gossip mags would just jump on that one if they thought they had something solid to go on 😉 But I must say – Simone is quite striking.  Very pretty lady.

Mark Ballas hand gesture/obscene gesture/rude gesture

 I don’t know why I find this slightly funny, but I do 🙂 Maybe it’s just funny out of context. Anywho…this one was discussed at length by our readers in the comments section of Vogue’s post about whether Mark & Chelsea’s risk-taking was hurting their chances of winning. Many believed it was obscene; others insisted it was benign.  According to Mark’s mom Shirley’s Facebook, it was meant to be a “rolling the dice” gesture for a risky paso. Tom Bergeron also weighed in on the gesture in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, and of course added his own brand of Tom humor to the explanation 🙂 The official word: it was meant to be “rolling the dice”.  The Courtney opinion? Glad it wasn’t obscene after all, but maybe next time don’t pick a gesture that could be so easily misinterpreted within context.

Chantal Sutherland

This one definitely came out of left-field – we first reported that jockey Chantal was a possible contestant for season 11 back in August of last year. Obviously, that has yet to materialize into anything solid.  So I’m wondering if horse racing fans just have Chantal on the brain, with the Kentucky Derby upon us…or maybe you guys know something we don’t? 😉

Dial Idol

I’m hoping & praying that you guys are searching this in order to find my post that explains why Dial Idol doesn’t work for DWTS, because as of last week this has been declared a 4-letter word here at PureDWTS 😉 If so, please – feel free to refer any renegade believers freaking out over so-and-so being in the bottom on that blasted site to my post to show them they probably shouldn’t put too much stock in what it says 😀 Once again, if it just happens to be correct – pure coincidence.  Not a genius prediction. 

DWTS Music List

Glad you guys come to us for the rundown on the tunes you’ve heard on the show 😉 As always, you can find all the music from the show right here, or by clicking on the “DWTS Music” link on the top right-hand side of the page. John usually posts each week’s music on Monday after the show wraps in the Mountain time zone.

How old is Shirley Ballas?

The answer: cougar 🙂 Just kidding! According to Shirley’s facebook page, she was born in 1960…and I know for a fact that she’s a Virgo (long story short – Corky jokingly blames their divorce on her zodiac sign), so she hasn’t had her birthday yet this year…so Shirley is 50.  And looks fabulous! 🙂

Mark Ballas girlfriend

*sigh* Seriously guys? You’re gonna make me utter not one, but TWO forbidden words in one post? 😛 Alright, just this once…for those of you who have either been living under a rock or are fortunate enough to NOT have the ground-breaking Mark & Pia performance on last week’s results show rammed down your throat, Mark has allegedly (and I say allegedly because they both have elected to be uber-coy about the whole thing, despite some pretty incriminating media coverage *eye roll*) been spending some quality time with ousted Idol contestant Pia Toscano. She was in the audience next to Corky on Monday night’s show this week.  Alright, no more P-word. 😉 Man, you guys really had Ballas on the brain this week!

Louis Van Amstel boyfriend

Ooh…this is a tough one.  He publicly admitted having one on the Chelsea Lately show in 2009, and allegedly pointed him out in the audience on the Ellen show, but of course, I can’t find a clip.  But hey, he’s a pretty enthusiastic (and verbose) Tweeter…what’s to say he won’t spill the beans if you ask nicely? 😉

May 6, 2011 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

DWTS (literally!): What the Zodiac Says About This Season’s DWTS Couples – PART 1

Another passion of mine (besides dancing, of course, and writing!) is astrology.  While I don’t put full stock in what my horoscope says everyday, I do find it interesting how on-point they are from time to time, and it’s definitely intriguing how some people really behave like their sign says they should. So why not take a look at this season’s couples and see how compatible they are? How well will they work together? Will they fight? Is there any possibility for romance? 😉 Read on and find out in part one of my series on the astrology of DWTS!

 *NOTE: I am not a psychic (although that would be cool), and all of these predictions I’ve made are based on knowledge I’ve gained over the years from books on astrology.  It’s all in good fun, so please don’t get offended or take any of this to heart J

 Aaron (Sagittarius) & Karina (Capricorn) – As a general rule of thumb, next door neighbor signs like these do not typically get along well, as their personalities are often very different.  Sagittarian men like Aaron are typically very flashy, exuberant, impulsive, and may seem even reckless to some; the Capricorn woman is the least “showy” lady of the zodiac, a real class act, and also one of the most cautious –  Archer Aaron’s devil-may-care attitude might not sit well with someone as forethoughtful & premeditative as a Goat like Karina.  Likewise, Aaron might feel constrained by her introspection, and want to really make a splash in the competition.  However, if they can overcome their differences and harness their respective determination (his for adventure, hers for success), they could really have a rewarding partnership.

 Natalie (Leo) & Alec (Aries) – Two fire signs, oh my! This pairing could either sizzle all season long or explode into rubble after awhile. Both signs exude extreme confidence and determination, as well as similar values & beliefs.  However, both are also natural-born leaders, so they will be have to hone their compromise and communication skills to avoid some heated arguments.  There’s a definite “chemistry” between these two from the get-go; The Ram is the zodiac’s “man’s man” and the Lion woman is one of the most alluring, so look for things to really ignite in steamy dances like the rumba where they can really play into the gender roles. 

Mark (Pisces) & Lacey (Cancer) – Ahhh, a watery match made in heaven.  Both are very artistic, compassionate, easygoing souls; their bond could almost be described as “dreamlike”, as their partnership seems almost effortless in terms of emotional understanding.  Expect some very sensitive, emotion-driven performances from this pair. However, there is one caveat to this otherwise perfect pairing: when Fish like Mark are frustrated and upset, they tend to become introspective and withdrawn, which frustrates a Crab like Lacey, who feels the need to talk about their feelings (remember her meltdown in season 7 with Lance?).  But their peaceful natures will ultimately make this partnership a harmonious one that could carry them through to the finale. 

Tom (Aries) & Cheryl (Taurus) – Uh-oh…another partnership of ill-matched next door neighbor signs! This partnership is best described as “the tortoise & the hare”: Taurean Cheryl is patient, steady, and favors security over excitement, while Arians like Tom are impatient, adventure-seeking, and crave instant gratification.  Tom will definitely have to tone down his impulsiveness, while Cheryl may have to sacrifice some safety in favor of some excitement in order to make this partnership work.  But there is a bright side: as I mentioned before, Ram men are the masculine ideal, and earthy Bull women are the feminine ideal – so as strange as this sounds, there could actually be a good physical chemistry between these two on the floor, but more likely in dances like the waltz, where Tom can really “show off” his lady. 

Macy (Virgo) & Jonathan (Taurus) – Both are earth signs, so they share a sense of practicality & cooperation, and a dislike of anything inconsistent or reckless.  Because of this, they will likely err on the side of safety in their performances – I wouldn’t expect any flashy, overtly sexual choreography or daring lifts – but they will stick to tried-and true “basics” and good execution, which will likely make them a favorite with orthodox technicians like Len.  However, Virgins like Macy have a tendency to be perfectionists and are “never satisfied” (to quote a certain nameless former pro from the show that I’ve taken a lesson or two with – he was referring to his ex-wife, who was also a Virgo!), which could frustrate slow-and-steady Bull Jonathan; likewise, she may feel a bit put off by his sometimes stubborn nature.  But being the understanding souls that they are, they should be able to work through any bumps in the road.

 Ashley (Libra) & Edyta (Taurus) – A major strength of this partnership: both Librans & Taureans absolutely love anything to do with fashion, music, or art, so you can expect some to see creative choreography, fun musical choices, and interesting costumes from these two this season.  Libra men are naturally flirtatious, and the charmers of the zodiac – he will definitely be able to work the ladies in the audience into voting for him! But Libra is an air sign, and Taurus is an earth sign, and their respective elements describe them to a T: The sign of the Scales can be a bit flighty and idealistic at times, which might test the patience of a grounded, practical Bull.  These two may take awhile to really “warm up” to one another, but their mutual concern for each other’s emotional well-being will keep them from falling apart. 

 Melissa (Taurus) & Gemini (Mark) – Is this the season of the “next door neighbors” or what? And of all the next-door neighbor partnerships we’ve had so far, this could unfortunately prove to be the most volatile.  As I’ve said already (for the many Taurus’s we have on the show this season!), Bulls like Melissa crave stability, consistency, and commitment.  Which goes completely against the nature of a Twin like Mark, who is perpetual-motion, impatient, and not always the most consistent of souls (which his choreography often shows – he went from a season of brilliant choreography with Kristi, to quite possibility the worst mambo we’ve ever seen on the show…”Baby Got Back”, anyone?). Granted, Mark could come to respect her resolve & determination, and Melissa could be drawn to Mark’s wit & intelligence.  The long-term prognosis for this partnership isn’t great, but then again, Mark has made it work with other ill-compatible partners (Cancer Kristi & Capricorn Shawn), so I guess we’ll have to wait & see!

 Kathy (Aries) & Tony (Cancer) – Opposites may attract; however, this partnership is likely to result in a lifelong, platonic friendship between the two (which is good, because they’re both married!). Bold, ambitious, competitive Aries like Kathy (she’s a successful model, actress, & entrepreneur) may feel frustrated with sensitive Cancer’s desire to “stop & smell the roses” and may even view Tony’s emotional, cautious nature as a bit of a weakness.  Likewise, a Crab like Tony is prone to hurt feelings, and may misinterpret a Ram’s impatience as anger towards him.  But Tony will likely teach Aries Kathy over time that winning isn’t everything, and in turn she will ignite a fire in him that may not have shown before.  And the gentlemanly air of a Cancer man will work wonders in smooth dances like the waltz & foxtrot, where he can really bring out the femininity of his Aries gal, who is often too caught up in work to really embrace her girly side. 

So now you know what the stars have in store for 8 of our couples this season.  Tune in later this week when I analyze the astrological compatibility of the other 8 couples, and also the judges & hosts!

September 7, 2009 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog