FIXED STARS

 

A Solar Writer Report

for Coco Chanel

 

 

 

Written by Diana K Rosenberg

 

 

Compliments of:-

 

Christine Bennett

 

PO Box 420

Spit Junction 2088

Australia

 

Tel: 1300 880 448

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Astrological Summary

 

Chart Point Positions: Coco Chanel

 

Planet

Sign

Position

House

Comment

The Moon

Pisces

11°Pi30'

2nd

 

The Sun

Leo

26°Le16'

8th

 

Mercury

Virgo

14°Vi54'

8th

 

Venus

Leo

17°Le31'

8th

 

Mars

Gemini

27°Ge07'

6th

 

Jupiter

Cancer

23°Cn02'

7th

 

Saturn

Gemini

9°Ge07'

5th

 

Uranus

Virgo

22°Vi00'

8th

 

Neptune

Taurus

21°Ta05'

4th

 

Pluto

Gemini

1°Ge11'

5th

 

The North Node

Scorpio

4°Sc41'

10th

 

The South Node

Taurus

4°Ta41'

4th

 

The Ascendant

Sagittarius

29°Sg40'

1st

 

The Midheaven

Libra

29°Li44'

10th

 

The Part of Fortune

Cancer

14°Cn54'

7th

 

 

 

Chart Point Aspects

 

Planet

Aspect

Planet

Orb

App/Sep

The Moon

Opposition

Mercury

3°24'

Applying

The Moon

Square

Saturn

2°23'

Separating

The Moon

Trine

The North Node

6°48'

Separating

The Moon

Trine

The Part of Fortune

3°23'

Applying

The Sun

Conjunction

Venus

8°45'

Applying

The Sun

Sextile

Mars

0°50'

Applying

The Sun

Square

Neptune

5°11'

Separating

The Sun

Square

Pluto

4°54'

Applying

The Sun

Trine

The Ascendant

3°23'

Applying

The Sun

Sextile

The Midheaven

3°27'

Applying

Mercury

Conjunction

Uranus

7°05'

Applying

Mercury

Trine

Neptune

6°10'

Applying

Mercury

Semisquare

The Midheaven

0°10'

Separating

Mercury

Sextile

The Part of Fortune

0°00'

Separating

Venus

Square

Neptune

3°33'

Applying

Mars

Opposition

The Ascendant

2°33'

Applying

Mars

Trine

The Midheaven

2°37'

Applying

Jupiter

Semisquare

Saturn

1°04'

Applying

Jupiter

Sextile

Uranus

1°02'

Separating

Jupiter

Sextile

Neptune

1°57'

Separating

Uranus

Trine

Neptune

0°55'

Separating

Pluto

Semisquare

The Part of Fortune

1°17'

Separating

The North Node

Conjunction

The Midheaven

4°57'

Applying

The South Node

Trine

The Ascendant

5°00'

Applying

The South Node

Opposition

The Midheaven

4°57'

Applying

The Ascendant

Sextile

The Midheaven

0°03'

Separating

 

Fixed Stars

 

 

The heavens declare the glory of god; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. -- Psalms, 19: 1-2

 

Fixed stars, constellations and lunar mansions are the most ancient astrological heritages of humankind. Long before there were horoscopes, aspects, houses or signs (or even systems of writing!) the dedicated priest-astrologers of Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, Greece, Phoenicia, Egypt, China, India, Central America, indeed, of virtually every ancient civilization of which we have record, carefully observed and analyzed sky-patterns, and attempted to relate their observations to the experiences of humankind, under the universally-held doctrine, "as above, so below."

 

Until recently it was difficult for modern astrologers to research stars; the available star lists were limited, their positions outdated, and new information hard to come by, and by the mid-19th-century astronomers had shifted their focus from the Ecliptic (i.e. Celestial Longitude, easily converted to tropical degrees) to the Equator (Right Ascension), which required complex calculations to convert to tropical degrees. Only in the last two decades of the 20th century did computers, conversion programs and extensive star catalogues make it possible for astrologers to return to basic research on the stars and to the study of their effects. At the same time, knowledge once available only to the most learned priests of the earliest civilizations has at last come into our hands, and we may now benefit from their learning.

 

The ecliptica is the primary resonating-board or interface for the multidimensional contents of the heavens, seen from our planet. Everything in the sky is brought to this plane which is our path around the Sun, an invisible belt of sensitivity on which all phenomena in the sky can be projected and ordered.  This is the astrologers' tool, like the measuring-rod of a carpenter.

-- Sander Littel, 2003

 

All stars and DSO's (deep space objects - i.e. galaxies, black holes, clusters etc) in this work have been converted from Right Ascension and Declination, projected perpendicularly onto the ecliptic and expressed in celestial longitude, that is, in degrees along the Ecliptic measured from 0 Aries, the Vernal Equinox point. Each individual's chart placements are adjusted for precession (using epoch 2000.0) and then entered, each with its appropriate starset.

 

Black holes are dying stars collapsed into infinite density. One possibility is that they are collapsed neutron stars pressured into infinite curvature of space and infinite gravity; gravity so intense that nothing - not even light - can escape. X-rays from these (and other) sources reach and are absorbed by Earth's atmosphere, so it is possible that their energies may manifest in our lives. It is now thought that most galaxies may have black holes at their cores. Most bright stars are actually multiples (doubles, trebles, etc), but I have not indicated this in the text.

 

The Tropical And Sidereal Zodiacs

 

 

Because of a phenomenon called "precession of the equinoxes," over more than two thousand years the zodiac of signs, that is, of our familiar tropical degrees, has gradually shifted backward, largely moving away from the ancient sky figures that gave them their original names and identities; each sign of this tropical zodiac now largely overlays the star-figure that once preceded it. Our tropical sign of Aries now overlays most of the original sky-figure of the Pisces fishes, the sign of Taurus overlays the stars of the sky-Ram, tropical Gemini has backed onto the mighty Bull of Heaven, tropical Cancer now overlays the original Gemini Twins, most of tropical Leo covers the Cancer Crab (however, because of the uneven length of the ancient figures, the Lion's head and forepaws are still Leo in both the tropical and sidereal, i.e. constellational, zodiac), tropical Virgo occupies the stars of the body and tail of the Lion, tropical Libra now lies in the midst of the ancient Virgin-goddess, most of tropical Scorpio overlays the Scales of Justice, tropical Sagittarius rides the back of the menacing Scorpion, tropical Capricorn has taken over the original stars of the half-human, half-equine Archer, tropical Aquarius overlays the Sea-Goat's stars, and tropical Pisces largely overlays the figure of the original Water-Pourer.

 

These overlays are confusing at first, but they actually become enlightening when we search for the deeper layers of astrology's very ancient sources. For while I believe that the tropical zodiac is the most useful for day to day interpretation of horoscopes, it is the ancient sky-pattern figures that reveal the "fated," totemic level of our lives. Fate is a harsh word, conjuring images of helplessness, passivity, "what's-the-use-of-trying" emotions; but the actuality is that the soul, in each lifetime, has chosen a body, sexual polarity, set of parents, locale, schooling, economic situation, and formative matrix that will best nurture the spirit and carry it forward in the direction it has chosen to explore. It was astonishing to discover, after years of research, that there is nothing casual or coincidental in the constellational sky; the constellations are in no way arbitrary, casual, or even just seasonal markers - each one is an intensely sophisticated icon, designed to express the energies of its sky-space. And it is not only the ecliptic figures that play a part in our lives, but also the outlying, non-zodiacal aggregations that seem to fly above or swim below the Sun's eternal path; these areas were once called the "Sphaera Barbarica" and are as vital and important as the twelve familiar ecliptic-dwellers; indeed, each posture, position, length and breadth of every figure, has its reason and message.

 

It has been my experience that the most meaningful and exciting reactions from clients come when I describe the constellation patterns and individual fixed stars on their charts (usually at the end of a reading). There is often a profoundly personal emotional response that resonates on a "life-myth" level of being. Frequently a client's deepest conflicts are delineated by the difference between the archetypes of the tropical signs and the original constellations: the variance, for instance, between proud, courageous tropical Leo and his underlying sensitive, cautious, vulnerable star-Crab, or the tropical sign of Cancer, home-loving, self-protective, careful, but now fully overlaying the original Gemini siblings, who were rollicking, daring, competitive adventurers!  It is the task of each of us to find ways to reconcile these differences and make them work creatively in our lives. Many Cancers, for instance, become actors, writers, or filmmakers, permitting themselves the vicarious experience of danger and adventure while actually remaining quite snug and safe, while others expand Cancer's love of home to love of homeland and become super-patriotic, risk-taking test pilots, astronauts, or Olympic athletes!  There is no longer a need to debate whether the tropical or sidereal zodiac is to be preferred. They combine their energies!

 

It has become apparent to me that the universe is imprinted upon and within us; I strongly take issue with the idea that if a star is not able to rise at a particular location or birthplace, and therefore would never be visible at that place, then it has no influence there and should not be used in the birth chart. The great 1st-magnitude star Canopus (Alpha Argo Navis, the brightest star in the constellation of the great ship) for instance, is never visible from Shelter Island, New York (latitude 41N00), yet its degree of celestial longitude exactly culminates, with the Sun, on a client's chart who was born there; her parents went to great trouble to arrange for her to be born on their boat, and traveling on water has been a major part of her life. Another client, born Jewish in Chicago (41N52) has Venus and Neptune (the latter co-ruler of his 9th house of religion) aligned in celestial longitude with stars of the Southern Cross (56 to 64.5 south declination, 0 - 13.5 Scorpio) in the far southern skies, and although Crux is never visible above 27º north geographic latitude, and thus not visible in the place of his birth, he became a convert to Christianity. After years of research, it has become apparent to me that all of the sky belongs to all of humanity, without strictures or curtailments relating to birth latitudes, longitudes or visual passages. The universe is not "out there" - it is within and a part of all of us, our co-creation with God; each of us resides at the focal center of our personal universe, and the entire cosmos is both within and without each of us. Each member of the human race, whatever his or her latitude of birth, is heir to, and part of, the entirety of the universe.

 

It has been suggested that only the brightest stars, and/or those close to the ecliptic, should be used by astrologers. I have not found this to be a useful approach; first, because even more than the stars themselves, the full constellation figures, including those of the Sphaera Barbarica, carry important messages and second, because some rather dim stars (4th-magnitude Omicron Leonis and Mu Cephei, for instance, at 9 Aries 42 and 24 Leo 15 respectively, in 2000) produce powerful effects that belie their pallid visual impacts. For the most part I have kept to the ancient sky-figures and left out the "modern" constellations created in the 17th and 18th centuries. There are a few notable exceptions: Indus, the Indian, for instance, does seem to relate to indigenous peoples. Every named star has been included.

 

I have described each star's placement within its constellation figure, as far as can be ascertained (some of these placements are open to question; however, they have turned out to be extremely important, and so have been attempted); each constellation figure is described as it is seen from Earth (rather than reversed as in a "god's-eye" view as some old sky maps show them). Left or right means the figure's own left or right; for this approach I have the authority of the 2nd-century BCE astronomer-astrologer Hipparchus, considered the greatest ancient authority on constellation figures; this is from his only surviving work:

 

"All stars' positions are fixed with reference to our point of view, as if they were turned towards us, except if one or another of them is in profile. Aratus in many examples makes this clear; in all instances where he clearly describes the right or left portion of a constellation his description agrees with this hypothesis." -- Hipparchus, Arati et Eudoxi Phaenomena, I, 4, 1-8

 

It is interesting that this extraordinary scientist (discoverer of precession of the equinoxes) went to the trouble of writing a 2-volume work detailing the exact postures and positions of the constellation figures, correcting errors in Eudoxos and Aratus; it demonstrates the importance he placed on their precise locations and delineations. Roman astrologer Manilius, writing almost 2 centuries later, carried forward this idea:

 

"You must not divert your attention from the smallest detail; nothing exists without reason or has been uselessly created." -- Manilius, Astronomica, Book II (ca 10 CE)

 

Far from following these ancient authorities slavishly, when I began my research I discounted their insistence upon the importance of the placements of various arms, legs, heads, hands, eyes; it seemed to me (as it seems to almost everyone) that the constellations are fairly arbitrary, a sort of ancient "connect-the-dots" game, and a not-very-well played one, at that! With only a few exceptions, the stars of constellations do not seem to limn the figures they are said to represent. My early insouciance has had its comeuppance! Hipparchus and Manilius were simply stating facts.

 

As for the examples given under each starset and planet, I am keenly aware of the distortions that must result from the use of only famous or notorious people - where are the homemakers, social workers, secretaries, farmers, laboratory assistants, the quiet, often unnoticed performers of our daily tasks? For the most part, they were left out, only because if, for instance, I wrote "Jane Jones, secretary," so little could be read of her soul from that description, and the reader none the wiser about the energies of her placements. I can only hope that something can be inferred about the inner lives of the "Jane Jones" from the more prominent sharers of her stars. The descriptions of planetary influences are, of course, generalizations, and it should be noted that each planet can describe a person or persons in the reader's life, rather than the reader him/herself; Venus, for instance, stands for loved ones, and Mercury may represent a sibling, neighbor or co-worker; Jupiter can be an uncle or avuncular person, Saturn a teacher, father or father-figure, the Moon may describe the mother or a childhood nurturer, Mars an aggressive, assertive person in the life. These are never, however, individuals completely apart from ourselves - as souls we draw them into our lives, as they draw us.

 

There are no wholly benefic or wholly malefic stars. Each one proffers energies that may be used for good or ill. As I entered data it became apparent to me that stars and constellations, rather than being "good" or "bad," embody a polarity of issues, concerns and struggles that must be addressed in a lifetime, where the free will of the individual is tasked with the responsibility of choosing, manifesting and actively expressing the positive polarity. While a few may fail to even try, others might overcome great difficulties and achieve success, both spiritual and worldly. In working towards interpretations for each starset, I included as many positives as possible, but did not shrink from negatives; what I actually found in each case were polarities of concerns that were likely to come up in each life, rather than deterministic good-bad, right-wrong delineations. Each polarity really spans one issue - a person may express one side of it or the other: peacemakers and warmongers, for instance; activists for tolerance versus haters and bigots, idealists and cynics, each and all are "sensitive" to the issue at hand, and are making choices about where to stand: the issue will constantly crop up in their lives, and they are not likely to be indifferent or passive about it.

 

Precession corrections, especially for ancient charts, may appear to cause a chart's position(s) to change signs; Michaelangelo, for instance, was born with the Sun at 24 Pisces 01 in 1475, but because of precession, the stars his Sun aligned with, then in tropical Pisces, are now at the beginning of tropical Aries (the closest is 26 Piscium in the tail of the West Fish, which in 2000 was at 1 Aries 43; his Sun, precession corrected to 2000.0, is at 1 Aries 20). Thus, because of precession, a person born under one tropical sign might now appear to be placed in another. Even for some born in the 20th century with a planet in a late degree, precession correction may take the planet into the next sign. The important thing to remember, in this regard, is that the original tropical signs and rulerships hold sway on each chart; precession corrections simply serve to indicate which stars the original placements were aligned with. The longitude spans given for each Starset in this report have been adjusted for the date of birth of the individual.

 

Because I wanted to wanted to check out all stars, not just the most famous, or brightest, or those nearest the ecliptic, I began with a long list and often added to it as I worked, ending up with about 2,300.  The stars included in this study were culled from this "master list."

 

About this Report

 

 

The stars represented on each horoscope mark, I believe, the points where a soul will be most intensely and constantly tested. The tests are acute, the failures (sometimes public) devastating, but while the victories are uplifting, they are usually hidden away from others. There is rarely publicity when a thief quietly decides to turn his or her life around; a person prone to anger and violence who has learned to contain his/her rage will get no medal for it; an accountant who has resisted the impulse to embezzle funds gets no pat on the back - and can't even tell anyone about it! These are victories nonetheless; quiet victories of the soul struggling against darkness, anguish and temptation.

 

Cirlot's Dictionary of Symbols has, under "star":

 

"As a light shining in the darkness,

a star is a symbol of the spirit.

It stands for the forces of the spirit

struggling against the forces of darkness"

 

Abbreviations

 

WWI, WWII for World War I and II; Gen, Capt, Adm, Brig, Lt, Col, Maj instead of General, Captain, Admiral, Brigadier, Lieutenant, Colonel and Major, Pres for President, Sen. for Senator, Gov for Governor, PM for Prime Minister, Prof for professor, CEO for Chief Executive Officer, N for North or Northern, S for South or Southern, W for West or Western, E for East or Eastern.

 

Sources

 

 

General sources:

Hermes, Liber Hermetis. Part II. Translated by Robert Zoller. Project Hindsight: Berkeley Springs, WV, 1993. The Liber Hermetis, attributed to Hermes Trismegistus is a Latin astrological compendium that may contain translations of Hermetic material dating from 2nd century B.C.E., although much of the material is related to the Greek astrologers Vettius Valens and Rhetorius and the Latin writer Firmicus Maternus.

Manilius, Astronomica, trans G P Goold, Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1977. Virtually nothing is known of Manilius, a Roman, except what can be gleaned from his "current events" references and encomiums to the two Emperors he was working under - these place his work somewhere between 5 and 15 CE.

Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, trans F E Robbins, Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1971. Claudius Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos or the Quadripartite Mathematical Thesis (2nd Century CE) is considered the seminal text of Western Astrology. He is supposed to have been working from the now-lost star catalogue of Hipparchus (2nd Century BCE).

Robert Brown Jr, Researches into the Origin of the Primitive Constellations of the Greeks, Phoenicians, and Babylonians, Williams & Norgate, London 1899. Brown was a philologist who translated crumbling, fragmentary Euphratean cuneiform texts stored in the British Museum. Although some of his work has been superceded by later scholars, it remains a major source.

Morse, Eric, The Living Stars, Amethyst Books, London and New York, 1988

Kunitzsch, Paul and Smart, Tim, Short Guide to Modern Star Names and their Derivations, Harrassowitz: Wiesbaden, 1986

Allen, Richard Hinckley, Star Names, their Lore and Meaning, Dover Publications, Inc, New York, 1963 (reprint of 1899 original)

 

Sources for longitudes and other coordinates:

Sky Catalogue 2000.0 (2 Vols), Edited by Alan Hirshfeld and Roger W Sinnott, Sky Publishing Corp, Cambridge, MA and Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1982

NGC 2000.0, Edited by Roger W Sinnott, Sky Publishing Corp, Cambridge, MA and Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1988

List of Black Hole Candidates compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston: http://www.johnstonarchive.net/relativity/bhctable.html (updated 30 January 2004); positions in Right Ascension and Declination translated into Celestial Longitude using conversion option in Mark Pottenger's CCRS Horoscope Program: AGS Software, Orleans, MA 1988

 

Sources for determinant stars of Lunar Mansions (note: the spans of Hindu Lunar Mansions as currently used no longer completely jibe with their original determinant stars)

H Norman Lockyer: from NATURE, 12 28 1893, No. 1261, Vol 49

Vivian Robson: The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology: Samuel Weiser Inc, NY 1969 

Derek Walters: Chinese Astrology, The Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, 1987

Al-Biruni: The Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology (Gaznah, 1029 CE): Luzac & Co, London, 1934, trans. R Ramsay Wright

Valerie J Roebuck: The Circle of Stars, An Introduction to Indian Astrology, Element, Shaftesbury, Dorset/Rockport, MA, 1992

 

Your Starsets

 

 

Starset SHARATAN - 2°Ta02' to 5°Ta06'

 

The South Node is aligned with starset Sharatan

The South Node represents “fated” karmic connections and habits, negative traits that are hard to shed, a “quicksand” area that holds back and weakens the soul. On the positive side, it represents that which the soul has thoroughly learned and practiced (but which now must be set aside and left behind, so that spiritual advancement can occur). In your horoscope, the South Node is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Sharatan is Beta Arietis in the north horn of Aries, the Ram, a star that is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Caph, Beta Cassiopeia in the throne of Cassiopeia, the Queen, Alfirk, Beta Cephei in the rib or waist of Cepheus, the King, 41 Andromedae above the belly and Phi Andromedae above the right leg of their daughter Andromeda, the Chained Woman, and Al Sadir al Kaitos, Pi Ceti in the breast of Cetus, the Sea-Monster. In the very ancient lunar mansions of Sumer and Akkad (ca 3,000 BCE), stars of the Ram's head formed the hilt of Gam, a  Scimitar; in ancient China Sharatan was part of the lunar mansion Leou "The Reapers" or "Mound, Bond:" ruling harvests, grazing grounds, shepherds guarding sacred sacrificial animals; also assemblies, reunions, and musical rites of thanksgiving for the general harmony and well-being of the empire; in ancient India, it was a determinant star of Asvini, 'Possessing Horses' or 'Horsewoman' or Asvayuj, 'Yoking Horses' or 'She who Yokes Horses' ruled by the Asvins, twin sons of the Sun; Asvini connects with horses and the breath, 'bringing wonderful help' and truthfulness. In the mansions of Arabia, Mesarthim was one of two stars of  al-Sharitain, the Two Signs, or Signals, also called "The Butting Ones."

 

The Ram, King, Queen and Sea-Monster produce forceful leaders with a strong inner sense of their own superiority; they work hard to get to the top and know how to "keep their eyes on the prize," keeping an intense focus on their goals. High-strung, intelligent, talented, with considerable leadership ability, you can be ruthless in your drive for success, which you may believe is yours by "manifest destiny."  Vain (Cassiopeia's fatal flaw), idealistic, (some here claim a spiritual high ground), energetic, adventurous, you have a deep thirst for power and influence and are a great believer in force majeur. All three of the stars in the head of the Ram (the other two are Hamal and Mesarthim) have a driving, "butting" energy that will not be kept down; combined with tropical Taurus, the blunt, assertive, sometimes destructive drive that underlies your ambition must be tempered by kindness and a sense of honor or the overly sensual and violent side of this energy can get the upper hand. With your headstrong insistence and impulsive, impatient inner drive, you could be "riding for a fall." Acute moral and ethical issues will arise; you must learn to choose between a higher or lower path, how to lead, who and what to follow, and how far, for the misuse of power is one of your most frequent failings. Under the dark, brooding influence of the Sea-Monster, some born under these stars can be arrogant, intolerant, merciless, brutal and bullying. On the other hand, some lead with their heads in a quieter way: science (especially biological and medical research), religion, philosophy, mathematics and other mind games draw the more cerebral types. The military, politics (six US presidents are represented here), sports, real estate, archaeology, dance, music and art may major areas of accomplishment - visual imagery is strong. If you channel your energies positively, leadership, honors and good fortune are yours. There may be power and labor issues, as well as greed (especially for land), and this is a major area of racism and intolerance versus human rights - you may either be intolerant or suffer prejudice (or both!), on the other hand, you may take the lead in battling these injustices; other issues are kindness versus cruelty, and courage versus cowardice. Here King Cepheus, Queen Cassiopeia and Princess Andromeda, "the royal family of the sky," preside over a court of dignity, beauty, power and danger. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: accident and suicide-prone: injuries, wounds, paralysis, pregnancy and fertility issues, Alzheimer's disease; possible danger from earthquakes, eruptions or violent  upheavals, tsunamis, floods, fog, gas, air pollution and/or contamination, famine, entrapment, use of force, violence, terrorism, jumps or falls from high places, assassination, animal attacks

 

Examples of the SouthNode here include Blaise Pascal, 17th-century philosopher and mathematician, William Hogarth, 18th-century painter-engraver, Alphonse de Lamartine, poet and statesman, Nikolai Gogol, 19th-century author ("came to regard his extraordinary gift for writing prose as something sent from the devil that only prayer fasting and slavish obedience to his father confessor might exorcise and expiate - he fasted so fanatically that he died at 43"), Charles F C Ruff, lawyer and White House counsel (disabled by "mysterious polio-like disease"), Guy Lombardo, bandleader, Paul Revere, US revolutionary patriot and silversmith, Margaret Sanger, birth control rights pioneer (Andromeda was, anciently, "The Pregnant Woman")

 

Starset BOTEIN - 18°Ta31' to 21°Ta12'

 

Neptune is aligned with starset Botein

Neptune’s influence is imaginative and boundary-dissolving; it is the power of the mind to create its own reality, thus it can be either a source of inspiration or an area of illusion and/or escapism. In your horoscope, Neptune is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Botein is Delta Arietis in the tail of Aries, the Ram, a star that is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Rana, Delta Eridani (also called "The Frog Star") in the upper span of Eridanus, the River, Omicron Tauri, an early star in the cut-off body of Taurus, the Bull (Taurus is pictured as only half a bull, without hindquarters) and Xi Tauri in his left fore-hoof, 65 Andromedae above the right foot of Andromeda, the Chained Woman, Gyrus or M34, an Open Cluster in Perseus, the Hero-Rescuer's left hand holding the snaky locks of Medusa's severed head, and Upsilon Draconis in the neck of Draco, the Dragon. In the lunar mansions of Arabia, Botein was one of the determinant stars of al-Butain, Little Belly.

 

What's over the next hill? Or beyond the sky? Restless, visionary, searching, pioneering and inventive, you are an explorer and innovative risk-taker, nevertheless, with the overlay of tropical Taurus, you have a down-to-earth, practical, philosophical nature. You also have acute, inquisitive social perceptions, musical, artistic and dramatic ability, and a strong prosodic sense that gives you an intensely emotional response to rhythms of language and music, along with skill in the use of words. Ever-flowing Eridanus, the River provides you with an interest in history and the condition of humankind. Under the influence of the Bull's stubbornness and persistence (here the last decanate of tropical Taurus still overlies stars of the original sky-Bull, making this a truly Taurean area), you can be willful, demanding and (when convinced you are right), immovable! You are determined to find answers to life's mysteries and the enigmas of both earth and the heavens - which you seek through exploration, religion, philosophy, science, mathematics, astrology or  astrophysics. You may, with your love of nature, stay with earthy pursuits, such as geology, farming and environmentalism; on the other hand you might indulge you flair for drama in playwriting, filmmaking, acting and dance. You are social, sensual and charming, and tend to be rather pleased with yourself, even smug, and if you think you have found answers you may attempt to impose your convictions on others, with a danger of becoming rigid, dictatorial, and intolerant. Ambitious, drawn to power, mundane or spiritual, you may develop a strong commitment to social responsibilities as well. As a keen cultural observer, you may be outraged by the neglect of people and the environment, and at your best, may leave behind selfish interests and work for the betterment of humankind. Some born under these stars are prejudiced and bigoted, others may suffer from intolerance, or may not receive full credit for their work. There are issues of courage versus fear or cowardice and tolerance-intolerance, freedom versus slavery, servitude or limitation, along with hard choices to be made of patience and endurance versus irritability, cruelty, rage and violence. Perseus, the Hero and Rescuer, challenges you to rise above your lower inclinations, while Andromeda teaches patience in adversity. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: eye problems, mental and/or emotional  instability; danger from storms, air contamination, acts of fanaticism and rabid intolerance

 

Examples of Neptune here include Harry S Truman, US President, Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator (after Italy fell in WWII, hunted down, killed by partisans), General Hideki Tojo, WWII Japanese Premier (fiercely devoted to his emperor and the samurai ethos; attempted suicide, hanged as a war criminal), Umberto Nobile, Italian air force general and explorer, Margaret Sanger, birth control rights pioneer (Andromeda, the Chained Woman!), Mack Sennett, filmmaker, Douglas Fairbanks, actor, Ricky Nelson, singer-actor, Anton Webern, composer, Wilhelm Backhaus, pianist, Tamar Karsavina, ballerina, Victor Neuburg, magician, poet, seer, disciple of Aleister Crowley, Franz Kafka, Sinclair Lewis, authors, Rube Goldberg, sculptor and cartoonist, Walter Gropius, architect, Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, aircraft designer and manufacturer (two of his sons were killed testing his planes), Julius Streicher, Nazi anti-semitic fanatic, sadist and psychopath (hanged as a war criminal)

 

Starset MENKIB - 0°Ge51' to 3°Ge59'

 

Pluto is aligned with starset Menkib

Pluto represents deep insight, revelation, profound transformation, and bringing-to-consciousness that which has been hidden, buried or forgotten; its effect is deep, intense and obsessive (some deal with Pluto’s obsessive tendencies by reaching for the opposite polarity, i.e. rejection or repudiation); In your horoscope, Pluto is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Menkib is Xi Persei in the left ankle of Perseus, the Hero or Rescuer, a star that is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Zeta and Delta Persei in his left foot and right thigh, Kappa Cephei in the right hip of Cepheus, the King, 50 Cassiopeiae beneath the throne of Cassiopeia, the Queen, Sceptrum, 53 Eridani near the source of Eridanus, the River, and Mu Tauri in the knee of Taurus, the Bull, as well as  minor stars in the Bull's mouth and neck that are the beginning of the Hyades Cluster.

 

Under the aegis of Perseus, the Rescuer, you may heed the call of a great vision, a desire to move and change the world for the better; there is in you the potential to be quick-witted, distinguished and self-assured, with a sense of flair and panache, a universal, humane viewpoint, a love of learning and mythology and (with the overlay of tropical Gemini) skills in language and music. Sadly, a few born under these stars do not rise to this level, and even though they may possess the considerable talents and abilities offered by these stars, may be pulled down by the bitter, adamant, intolerant stubbornness of the charging Bull, manifesting an immature bigotry towards some segments of humankind (in China, Menkib was part of a figure called "The Celestial Slanderer"). Your mental visualization ability is strong and your emotions run high - drama, playwrighting and filmmaking, science (especially astronomy), writing, prosody, music and culture draw you. River Eridanus' sense of the passage of time gives an interest in the past, reincarnation, ancient cultures and artifacts, but there is in you an innovative, avant-garde impulse as well, along with a willingness to experiment. Often there will be something to do with intolerance and discrimination in your life; many here perpetrate, experience, or have to deal with racism, bigotry and persecution, even, in a few, the extremes of cruelty, incest, insanity, murder and/or suicide. You may, however, find in yourself the high-minded daring and courage of Perseus, becoming an outspoken fighter for freedom and tolerance. The earthy side of Taurus is shown by the love of the soil and of all nature (sometimes perversely manifested as a love of hunting), an intense feeling for the land with a love of heritage, classics and/or folk traditions. It would be best to be aware of your tendency to be arrogant, elitist, paternalistic and exclusive (many born under these stars are natural loners who either do not marry or have problems in close relationships). Virtually every day choices must be made, for there are few areas of the sky that demonstrate such a clear polarity between hatred, cruelty, racism, religious animosity and war, versus universal love, patience, tolerance, and working for peace. Here the stubbornness of the aggressive Bull is  balanced by Perseus, the heroic rescuer and cultured, dignified King Cepheus and his Queen, Cassiopeia. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: blindness, eye problems, chest and lung ailments, intense sexuality, mental instability, murder, suicide; possible danger from torrential rains, floods, air and shipwrecks, animal attacks, assassination, riots, public health crises

 

Examples of Pluto here include David Ben Gurion, PM of Israel, Hugo Black, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court, Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator (after Italy fell in WWII, hunted down, killed by partisans), Eleanor Roosevelt, US first lady, author, teacher diplomat, humanitarian, a prime mover behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Adlai Stevenson said of her, "she would rather light a candle than curse the darkness"), John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State, Edouard Daladier, statesman (imprisoned during WWII), George Patton, WWII US General (dyslexic, many head injuries, died at 60 after an automobile accident), Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, Head of Intelligence, Nazi regime: took part in plot to assassinate Hitler, caught, tortured, hanged, Admiral Marc Mitscher, WWII aircraft carrier commander, USN Admiral Thomas Kinkaid, commander of task forces at the WWII battles of Midway, Coral Sea and Guadalcanal, Captain Ernst Lehmann, commander of Zeppelin Hindenburg (died of injuries after the disaster), George Mallory, English mountaineer, lost in 1924 on his 3rd attempt to be the 1st to scale Mt Everest (when a reporter asked him why he wanted to climb Everest, he replied "Because it this there!"), Clarence Birdseye, scientist and industrialist: developed techniques for food preservation by freezing and dehydration, Elizabeth Arden, cosmetics entrepreneur, R A Schwaller de Lubicz, philosopher, occultist and Egyptologist, Robert Hooke, 17th-century experimental physicist, Neils Bohr, physicist, Srinivasa Ramanujan, "the man who knew infinity," brilliant self-taught mathematician who knew and used astrology, an intensely devout mystic who believed the goddess Namagiri inspired him (research fellow at Cambridge, suicide attempt, died of tuberculosis at 32), Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith, aircraft designer and yachtsman, Horace Pippin, African-American folk painter (severely wounded in right shoulder in WWI, painted supporting right wrist with left hand) "the foremost self-taught artist in American history," Amadeo Modigliani, artist (died at 36 of tubercular meningitis), Padre Pio (Francesco Forgione), saintly Capuchin friar known for healings (suffered poor health, stigmata, insomnia, depression), Dr Edward Bach, bacteriologist, pathologist, public health specialist and creator of Bach Flower Remedies, Dr Paul Dudley White, heart disease researcher, Sister Elizabeth Kenny, Australian nurse and innovative polio therapist, Hermann Rorschach, psychiatrist (invented Rorschach ink blot test), Margaret Sanger, birth control rights pioneer, John Locke, 17th-century essayist and philosopher, "the philosopher of freedom" whose work influenced the US founding fathers, Paul Foster Case, occultist, C E O Carter, astrologer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, composer, Robert Assaglioli, psychotherapist, creator of his own system of guided imagery called psychosynthesis, Harry Boughton, "The Great Blackstone," stage magician, Dame Edith Evans, Barry Fitzgerald, actors, Ed Wynn, comedian, Georges Bernanos, Rex Stout, Edna Ferber, Andre Maurois, authors, Ezra Pound (virulent anti-semite), Joyce Kilmer, Robinson Jeffers, poets, D H Lawrence, author and poet, George Sarton, science historian, Alexander Woollcott, vituperative, acid-tongued journalist ("a caged cobra"); L Mies Van Der Rohe, architect, Elie Nadelman, sculptor, Diego Rivera, muralist and revolutionary, Knute Rockne, football coach, Fatty Arbuckle, silent film comedian (career ruined by sex scandal), Conrad Moricand, scholar, pornographer and occultist - "a wretch and a scoundrel"

 

Starset ALDEBARAN - 7°Ge37' to 9°Ge42'

 

Saturn is aligned with starset Aldebaran

Cautious, serious, conservative Saturn has an influence that is structuring, controlling and disciplinary; it represents authority, rules, organizing and teaching, but can also repress, limit, frustrate and delay, in order, in the long run, to bring about patience, dedication and discipline; it is the “great teacher” of the planets. In your horoscope, Saturn is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Aldebaran (also called Oculus Tauri), is Alpha Tauri, the south, or right, eye of Taurus, the Bull; one of four "royal stars," in ancient times, it was called the Watcher, or Guardian, of the East. This famous star is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Mu Persei near the right knee of Perseus, the Hero or Rescuer, Mu Eridani near the source of Eridanus, the River (at the left foot of Orion), and Phi Draconis in the curve under the head of Draco, the Dragon. Aldebaran was a star of ancient China's lunar mansion Py, The Net, a hunting net used in the Emperor's Autumn hunt, a great massacre of animals which also served as military training; Py was associated with frontier troops, invasions, revolts, traitors and deserters; it was also believed to bring torrential downpours. In the Hindu lunar mansions of ancient India, it is one of the determinant stars of Rohini, 'The Growing One' or 'Red One,' mythologically the Moon's favorite wife; its symbol was a temple or ox-cart; associated with cows and cattle (sacred in India) and with rising, growth, birth, fertility and creativity. In Arabia it was the determinant star of lunar mansion Al-dabaran, The Follower (of Pleiades), from which the star gets its name.

 

You have great originality, imagination and inventiveness, along with perseverance, steadfastness, attention to detail, and a good sense of humor. Incisive, aggressive, contentious, competitive, you can think boldly and "target" your energies, for you have an instinct to place yourself in the line of fire (Aldebaran is, after all, the bull's-eye!), and, with stars of Perseus here, you like to rescue people. Confident and courageous, with a high level of energy, eloquence and intelligence, you have the ability to perform under pressure, but also an ambitious ferocity and a need to dominate that may at times overcome your sense of honor and integrity. There is within you a reckless, foolhardy "wild streak," an insatiable inner hunger for fame, recognition, and admiration that brings with it a grave danger of a too-early rise to prominence followed by a fall from grace or power. This famous "royal star" will bring you greater-than-average prospects for wealth, prominence, worldly honors (and opportunities to associate with those "at the top"), especially in politics, public service, the military, and the church, and (with the overlay of tropical Gemini) it often offers high levels of ability in literature, music, art, law, science and medicine. The price of early success can be high, however, with chronic illness or a harsh end of life (including suicide) possible, for if the respect and success you feel is your due does not arrive (or is not sustained), there is a danger that you might fall into deep rage, depression and despair. Be aware excessive ambition, for it can make you rebellious, manipulative, seditious, violent, self-destructive, a law unto yourself. There is, in your life, a strong issue of favoritism - you are concerned about whether you are the most preferred among your family, friends, or colleagues. Challenges here include responsibility and stability versus recklessness and the misuse of power. Here royal Aldebaran and Perseus, the hero-rescuer seek glory and a place in history as they command, administrate and govern while Eridanus, the River of Time, offers its awareness of history and its eternal flow of events. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: blindness, eye problems, losses, wounds, especially to head and legs (a "bullseye" target for others), sickness, fevers, prostate trouble, sexual or other physical abnormalities, addictions, insanity, suicide, murder, violence, assassination, possible danger from shipwrecks, fires, racial, religious, ethnic or nationalistic conflicts, natural disasters, nuclear events

 

Examples of Saturn here include Benito Mussolini, fascist dictator (after Italy fell in WWII, hunted down, killed by partisans), Thomas Henry Huxley, 19th-century navy surgeon, zoologist, biologist, physiologist, anatomist, anthropologist, educator and author, President of the Royal Society (Aldebaran - a royal star!) and an early supporter of Darwin ("an intellectual giant of the 19th-century"), Carolus Linnaeus, 18th-century "father of modern systematic botany," Anton Bruckner, composer, Benvenuto Cellini, 16th-century designer and artisan, William Soeffer, jeweler and goldsmith; Albrecht Durer, 15th-16th-century artist, Ursula Von Rydingsvard (Karoliszyn), sculptor in wood (raised in WWII labor and refugee camps), Michael Bennett, dancer, choreographer and director (drug addict, died of AIDS), Jimi Hendrix, blues singer-guitarist (addict, died of suffocation from overdose of sleeping pills), Willie Carson, champion jockey, Myra Hindley, torture-murderer of children

 

Starset BETELGEUZE - 26°Ge17' to 28°Ge49'

 

Mars is aligned with starset Betelgeuze

Action-oriented Mars represents physical energy, vitality, strength, independence, ambition, impulsiveness, self-assertion, anger and aggression. In your horoscope, Mars is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Betelgeuze is Alpha Orionis, a red supergiant star and an infra-red source, at the right shoulder (some say armpit) of Orion, the Hunter; it is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Polaris, Alpha Ursae Minoris, the Pole Star at the tip of the tail of the Lesser Bear, Menkalinan, Beta Aurigae at the right shoulder of Auriga, the Charioteer, Epsilon Columbae in the olive branch held in the beak of Columba, the Dove, Gamma Columbae in the Dove's wing, Eta Leporis in the back of Lepus, the Hare, and dim stars east of the horn-tips of Taurus, the Bull. In the most ancient lunar mansions (Sumero-Akkadian-Semitic, ca 3,000 BCE), Betelgeuze was part of Kakkab Lugal, The Mighty Man (Orion). In the lunar mansions of ancient China, it was a star of Tsan, The Supreme Commander, a trustworthy military leader with nearly absolute authority. In ancient India's lunar mansions, Betelgeuze was the single determinant star of  Ardra, "The Moist One," usually depicted as a teardrop, ruled originally by Vedic storm-god Rudra, "the Howler," "the One who Weeps," a fierce red form of Siva, presiding over destruction, procreation, transformation; Ardra is "moist" with emotion and sexual passion, and is the mansion of the Sun's rays, heat, and their oppressiveness in a hot climate.

 

Under the influence of the Pole Star at the pinnacle of heaven, you are a ceaseless pursuer of perfection (which may include spiritual perfection) and you long to be one of the aristocrats of your circle and/or profession. Longing to be noticed and admired, if you cannot reach the heights yourself, you will try to associate with those who are highborn or eminent. Demanding and controlling (Auriga was called "Rein-Holder"), you expect others to respect you, and you expect much of yourself. An intense undercurrent of emotion and a strong streak of theatricality drives you (Ardra, "the one who weeps," is a deeply passionate, emotional lunar mansion), making you an excellent performer. Intensely resourceful, inventive and creative, your attention to detail is extraordinary, and nothing but the highest level of achievement will do. Mathematically and structurally inclined, the inner beauty, form, and texture of things you deal with fascinates you, and you put nature on a pedestal, hunger to be part of it, and nothing artificial is acceptable. With the overlay of tropical Gemini there is a powerful use of, and response to, words and their rhythms, and many born under these stars are drawn to architecture, engineering, cryptology, astrology, meteorology, science (especially chemistry), cuisine, law, diplomacy, the military (in China, Orion is a commanding general), art, literature, poetry and the theater. Your life is rarely peaceful however; you may experience desperation and stress, sometimes an actual fight for survival, mental, emotional, or physical. If blocked, your frustrations can drive you to apathy, rage, despair and/or excesses. Personal freedom is important to you, and, on a larger scale, human rights a major philosophical issue. Like the Charioteer, you struggle to keep the reins of your life in your hands; often you must travel, tour, campaign, or spend time on the road. Hunter-warrior Orion and Columba, the Dove are contending here with issues of war or peace, to fight or not to fight, and repression or subjugation versus a concern and struggle for human rights. As heaven's pinnacle, Polaris represents a place of stillness and the potential unity of humankind. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: eye problems, disabilities, paralysis, life-threatening illnesses, mental or emotional instability, addictions, drowning; possible danger of  air crashes, eruptions, evacuation, storms, lightning strikes, battles, onslaughts causing failures and collapses

 

Examples of Mars here include Franklin D Roosevelt, US President (adult-onset polio-confined to wheelchair - Auriga, the Charioteer is associated with wheelchairs), Henry Kissinger, US Sec'y of State and diplomat (multilingual), Karl von Clausewitz, 18th-19th-century general, military historian and land warfare theorist, Anna Pavlova, prima ballerina assoluta (died of pneumonia at 50), James Arness, Sean Connery, actors, Barbra Streisand, singer, actress and producer, Virginia Woolf (suicide by drowning), Andre Maurois, James Joyce, authors, Pierre Larousse, 19th-century grammarian, lexicographer and encyclopedist, Van Cliburn, pianist, Marc Chagall, artist, Gina Santucci, astrologer, artist, writer, worker in historic preservation (archeology and architecture), L E Johndro, mathematician and astrologer.

 

Starset PROCYON - 22°Cn34' to 25°Cn53'

 

Jupiter is aligned with starset Procyon

Jupiter, a knowledge-and-experience-seeking planet, has an influence that is expansive, enlarging, increasing, confident, cheerful, optimistic, generous, out-going, free-wheeling, freedom-loving, ethical, philosophical and humane, but can also be disdainful, careless, over-confident and irresponsible. In your horoscope, Jupiter is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Procyon is Alpha Canis Minoris, the 8th brightest star in the sky and one of the closest stars to Earth, in the body of Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog, who was called the Guardian of the Crossing (of the Milky Way, the "River of Heaven"). It is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Alifa al Farkadain, Zeta Ursae Minoris in the back of Ursa Minor, the Lesser Bear that circles the North Pole, Omega Canis Majoris in the haunch of Canis Major, the Greater Dog, 24 Ursae Majoris in the head of Ursa Major, the Greater Bear, Chi Geminorum in the head of Pollux, one of the Gemini Twins, Omega Cancri in the hind legs of Cancer, the Crab (the earliest star of the Crab), and dim stars of Puppis, the Stern of legendary Argo Navis, the Great Ship. In ancient Orphic and Platonic doctrine, the constellation of the Crab was the "Gate of Mankind," the point of entry for reincarnating souls.

 

I fled Him down the nights and down the days

I fled Him down the arches of the years

I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways

Of my own mind, and in the midst of tears...

-Francis Thompson (born with Jupiter at Procyon), "The Hound of Heaven"

 

Canis Minor is truly the "Hound of Heaven," for its lucida, Procyon, was the ancient Euphratean Star of the Water Dog, Guardian of the Crossing of the River of Heaven (the Milky Way). "Seek and ye shall find" should be the motto here, for those born under these stars will spend their lives on a search for God, for reasons, meanings, universal human understanding, lost or hidden knowledge, alternate dimensions (and adventure!), and will follow wherever that quest will lead them. Proud, passionate, emotional, imaginative, dramatic, yet analytical at the same time, you are competitive, restless and adventurous with a "wild streak," a need for excitement and intensity of experience, an instinct to go your own way, exploring, taking an active part, seeing and testing things for yourself. Stars of the Cancer Crab start here, making you one of the  "true Cancers" - that is, a Cancer in both the sidereal and tropical zodiac. A unique, one-of-a-kind person, concerned for humankind and where it is bound; you hear "a different drummer," and feel compelled to march to his beat. All arts, but especially poetry, music and imagery are among your gifts, along with a love of the sky, scholarly aptitude, interest in law, considerable psychic ability and leadership capabilities. Sensitive to the difficulties people have communicating with one another, you yearn to find remedies for mankind's Tower of Babel (two people with placements here invented universal languages, one created the World Wide Web; this was the Sun at the Neptune station retrograde in 1866 during the 1st successful laying of a transatlantic cable, and the United Nations was founded in 1945 with Mars and Saturn here). Striving for dignity and self-control, you may take a path of discipline and austerity and you may be severely tested by life; feeling unappreciated, struggling with envy or what you perceive as life's "unfairness." Quietly, determinedly defiant, you may arouse jealousy or dislike in others. You can be rash, heedless, hasty, erratic, imprudent and reckless, reluctant to take advice or ask for assistance, and may plow ahead, eyes wide open, straight into glory or disaster (or both!). Some born under these stars put themselves through harsh trials with missionary zeal; others, despairing or too easily influenced, may go to the other polarity of fickle, weak-willed, sensual self-indulgence and addiction, with a careless disregard for health and sanity. Indignant over injustice, you are quick to anger, with a danger of violence (stars of Pollux's club are here). There is a higher-than-average tendency to go through cycles of success followed by "crashes," that test your inner stability and balance - your great lesson in this lifetime is to avoid brooding, sulking, blaming others or circumstances and/or attempting escape in the use of drugs and alcohol (the Liber Hermetis has "stupefactos"), and to develop faith and trust in your life path. There are issues of religious faith versus atheism and despair; generosity versus greed (this was the Jupiter of Nick Leeson, the trader who ruined Barings Bank). Under Canis and Ursa (Major and Minor), you may become involved with animals. There is a chance that you may become a wanderer, exile or renegade, living outside the law, fleeing the realizations which must eventually overwhelm you, that whatever your failures, disappointments or sins, you are a beloved child of God! Success comes when you learn to handle sorrows and disappointments, rising above them, for the Great  Bear's maternal care and the faithfulness and fidelity of the Dogs and Twins offer the potential for the development of selflessness and an outgoing, ever-giving serenity and generosity of spirit. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: blindness, eye problems or injuries, deafness, paralysis, birth defects, multiple births and birth anomalies, sexual issues (make too much of sex, or try to abjure it), addictions (high score), incest, pedophilia; possible danger from fanaticism, aggression, eruptions, explosions, fires, storms, shipwrecks, air contamination, disasters caused or aggravated by poor judgment or ignored warnings; this is also a place of meteorite falls and divine visitations!

 

Examples of Jupiter here include Sir John Jellicoe, British Admiral, (Battle of Jutland, WWI), Learned Hand, Judge, William Kunstler, "attorney of the underdog," "a true believer in the Bill of Rights," known for defending the poor and radicals, famous or infamous, against excesses of the system, Melvin Belli, attorney, Georges Seurat, 19th-century  pointillist painter (died at 31 of diphtheria), Robert Hand, astrologer (extreme myopia), John Dewey, philosopher and educator, Bernard Bosanquet, philosopher, Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician and anti-war activist ("extraordinarily complex, intensely intellectual yet at the same time passionate to the point of near-madness; an atheist yet fascinated by my mysticism"), Dr Ludwig Zamenhof, physician, oculist and inventor of Esperanto (a universal language), Iris Murdoch (died of Alzheimer's disease), Colin Wilson, authors, Robert Burnham, Jr, author of Burnham's Celestial Handbook (shy, reclusive, became bitter, spent last years unemployed, in poverty), Francis Thompson, impoverished 19th-early-20th-century poet ("The Hound of Heaven"), "driven to opium by ill health" (died at 48 of tuberculosis), Wilhelm Backhaus, pianist, Johnny Rivers, John Hammond Jr, singers, Jimi Hendrix, singer-guitarist (died choking after drug overdose), Bert Lahr, comedian, Leslie Caron, dancer and actress, Angel Cordero, Willie Carson, champion jockeys, Xaviera Hollander, prostitute and author ("The Happy Hooker") (cultured, educated, speaks 7 languages), Nick Leeson, trader who ruined Barings Bank, Larry Flynt, pornography publisher (shot, paralyzed from waist down), Billy the Kid, 19th-century outlaw, Mark David Chapman, murderer of John Lennon (previous arrest for armed robbery, abduction)

 

Starset MERAK - 15°Le31' to 18°Le53'

 

Venus is aligned with starset Merak

Venus is the planet of love, desire, social impulses, beauty and art; it is affectionate, adaptive, receptive, calming, charming, sensual and seductive. In your horoscope, Venus is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Merak (from maraqq, flank or groin) is Beta Ursae Majoris in the body of Ursa Major, the Greater Bear, one of the "pointer" star guides to the Pole Star; it is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Al Terf, Lambda Leonis at the front of the head of Leo, the Lion (it is also called Al Tarf, but there is another Al Tarf - the star Beta Cancri), Tania Borealis, Lambda Ursae Majoris in the Greater Bear's right hind paw, Suhail, Zeta Puppis in the Stern of Argo Navis, the Great Ship of the southern skies, and Theta Hydrae in the upper neck of Hydra, the Water Snake. In ancient China the stars of Hydra's head (part of the Beak of their huge Great Red Bird, associated with fire and the Sun) formed the lunar mansion Lieou, The Willow, portending tears and funeral services. Willows, thought to ward off poisons, were symbols of longevity, immortality and eternity, and were used at funerals as consolation to survivors. These stars also stood for trees and plants and as the Celestial Kitchen or Larder, the preparation of festivals, banquets, and summer thunder and rain. In the lunar mansions of ancient India, stars of Hydra's head formed Aslesa "The Clinging" or "Embracing" ruled by Sarpas, deified Serpents, symbol: a coiled snake: Aslesa was associated with clinging, creeping, poison, embracing, sexual union (although Theta Hydrae is not an "official" determinant star of Aslesa, it should probably be considered part of the mansion). The combination of Lieou, Aslesa and Hydra here is interesting, for they were all, directly or indirectly, associated with poisons. In the lunar mansions of Arabia, Al Terf was a determinant star of al Tarf "The Glance" or "The Eyes" of the huge, early Arab lion, said to hinder harvest and travel.

 

Stars of the head and forepaws of the Lion are in Leo in both the sidereal and tropical zodiacs, and here the solar radiance of the Lion's forehead infuses your soul like a great hearth, and you are able to draw others to you with your warmth. Proud, passionate, conservative, ambitious, outwardly serene but inwardly stormy, you are a true child of the Lion, needing and seeking the spotlight. Intuitive, perceptive and idealistic, you see the foibles and failures of your milieu and expect to take the lead in rectifying them. Many independent women and early feminists had placements here, long before anyone thought women had rights. Under the paternal and maternal impulses of the proud Lion and great Mother Bear, there is a need to control and dominate those around you, and you will seek positions of leadership, command and eminence in order to claim the right to do so, with a natural facility for attracting followers (if taken to the extreme, you may even demand absolute obedience). Drawn to religion and philosophy and intensely sensual at the same time, you may spend your life trying to reconcile these two sometimes complementary but more often conflicting impulses. Fascinated by words, word sources, word uses, with your highly developed imagination, powers of visualization and sense of style, color and flair, you have the potential to be successful in the arts, especially theatre and film. The great ship Argo Navis draws you to travel, and you have a love of the natural world, but be aware that the Lion, Bear and Water Snake are powerful nature totems that may lure you into a walk on the wild side; agitation, anguish, extreme sensuality, intemperance, brutality; obsession and violence are possible, and you will experience major transformations in your life; yet no matter how troubled or beset you may become, you have an inner drive that just doesn't let you give up. Merak is a pointer to the perfectionist pole star; some born under these stars, feeling trapped in their bodies, seek spiritual purity, inspiration and redemption, but a few of these, in their haste for heaven, become seriously derailed, indulging a "gotterdammerung" impulse for self-destruction, even self-immolation. Sexuality is a major issue: extremes of either indulgence or ascetic denial are possible. Other issues in your life are the impulse to dominate and control versus detached, selfless caring, and idealism versus depravity. While Merak points the way to true North, far-voyaging, strong-keeled Argo bears its crew safely through life's hazards and storms. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: physical disabilities, hearing problems, paralysis, accidents, injuries (especially head, neck and spine injuries), pedophilia, poisons, contaminations, addictions, suicide, murder, violent death; possible danger from fires, fog, extremely high winds, air and shipwrecks, quakes, eruptions, contaminated air, animal attacks

 

Examples of Venus here include Louis XI ("The Spider") 15th-century King of France ("cold, crafty, jealous, suspicious"), George Steinbrenner, industrialist and baseball executive ("tough, charming, mercurial, imperious, demanding, greedy, vindictive"), Donald Seibert, business executive and musician, John Goodricke, 18th-century deaf-mute astronomer (died of pneumonia just two weeks after his election to the Royal Society at the remarkable age of 21), Lilith Mageborn, astrologer (deaf from birth), Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, research scientist in aeronautics and astronautics, pioneer in rocket and space research who built the 1st wind tunnel, Ben Jonson, 16th-century playwright, lyric poet, literary critic, Peter Paul Rubens, artist, Yves St Laurent, fashion designer (manic-depression, "raging addictions"), George Sand (Aurore Dupin), George Orwell (died of tuberculosis at 47), authors, Geraldine Chaplin, actress, Bob Fosse, dancer, choreographer, director (obsessive, workaholic, drug addict, womanizer, died of a heart attack at 60), James Levine, pianist and conductor, Pete Fountain, clarinetist, George Abbott, producer and playwright, Ron Kovic, wheelchair-bound Viet Nam-vet-turned-war protester "born on the 4th of July," Jack Dempsey, champion heavyweight boxer, Dr Sammy Lee, military physician (otolaryngologist)  and Olympic diving champion and coach

 

Starset REGULUS - 25°Le10' to 28°Le33'

 

The Sun is aligned with starset Regulus

The Sun represents dignity, authority, courage, self-confidence, self-assertion, the essential life force and central core of being, as well as health and physical vitality. In your horoscope, the Sun is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Regulus, a Royal Star, is Alpha Leonis, the heart of Leo, the Lion; in ancient times it was called the Guardian, or Watcher of the North; it is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Algieba, Gamma1 Leonis at the back of the head (near the neck) of the Lion, Adhafera, Zeta Leonis in the Lion's mane, Al Jabhah, Eta Leonis at the Lion's neck or throat, all of them major stars of "the great sickle of Leo" that form the royal beast's head. Also here are Alphard, Alpha Hydrae, the heart of Hydra, the Water Snake that lies below Leo (Alphard is from Al Fard al Shuja, the Solitary or Lonely One in the Serpent). Other stars here are Tien Tsan, Psi Ursae Majoris in the right hind thigh of Ursa Major, the Greater Bear, Muhlifain, Gamma Velorum in Vela, the Sail and Kappa Pyxidis in Pyxis, the Compass. The stars of both Vela and Pyxis were originally part of Argo Navis, a Great Ship of the southern skies, said to represent the ship of the semi-legendary Argonauts. Astronomers decided that Argo Navis was "too large" (too large for what?) and broke up the great ship into its component parts (Carina, the Keel, Puppis, the Stern, and Vela, the Sail). Pyxis is a "modern" figure created by astronomer Nicolas Lacaille in the 18th-century; he saw it as a mariner's 2-pronged drawing compass, but to make Pyxis he stole the stars that formed Malus, the Mast of the original Argo Navis. Obviously, the Mast (and Argo Navis, the full ship as a single entity) should be restored! In ancient China, Alphard was the determinant star of the lunar mansion Sing (or Niao), Bird, forming the neck of their ancient Great Red Bird of Summer; it governed the Summer Solstice when honors, awards and positions for virtue and merit were bestowed and the hungry assisted. Army commanders gave out new uniforms and weapons and exquisite ceremonial court costumes were inspected. It presided over clothing (plants were gathered and cloth dyed during the summer), as well as fords, highway robbery, brigands, and danger from attacks during journeys. Regulus, Algieba, Adhafera and Al Jabhah were four of six stars in Leo's bright sickle-shaped head and heart that were the determinants of ancient India's lunar mansion Magha, 'The Great' 'Increasing' 'Bountiful,' associated with brightness, majesty, power, the father, and bestowing of favors. It was the mansion of the Pitrs, 'Fathers,' maintained in heaven by offerings of their descendants; its symbol was a royal chamber containing a throne.

 

From the heart, the center-of-being of the Lion, comes strength, courage and authority; combined with stars of Argo's mast, this is a place of essence, a sacred core separate from the agitation and confusion of earthy existence. Fired up by inspiration, with an intense need to win and overcome, your motto is "nothing is impossible." Proud, courageous, restless, daring,  pioneering, ready to risk your neck for any and every kind of eminence, (the necks of both Leo and Hydra are here), you are imperious, fiercely aggressive, ready to die for your beliefs, and you readily put yourself and others in the line of fire. Capable of transcendent intelligence, at your best you are a carrier and transmitter of light; nonetheless you often commit the error of believing that your high-mindedness, willpower and grand overview will carry all before you. Naturally dramatic, you are an actor on stage or in real life; even if you start out shy and retiring, you may rise to an important, influential position and the friendship of leaders and highly-placed people (or you are born or marry into them). When you reach a position of authority or command, you expect to be honored, followed, and obeyed. Your almost painful need for respect and desire to dominate may lead to paternalism, glorification of the military ethos, "divine right" or "manifest destiny." Head in the clouds, heart high, you like to take on well-nigh impossible tasks, but then, perhaps considering yourself too "noble" to wheel-and-deal or to get into the nitty gritty of politics and the necessary compromises of life, you may forget to temper your enthusiasm with common sense, causing your high-spirited idealism to be shipwrecked on the shoals of harsh reality. Self-reliant, self-disciplined, a natural order-giver, you are an inventive, clever, intuitive and creative problem-solver, persistent, stubborn, innovative, willing to think the unthinkable, and to make it work! Your extreme independence makes it probable that you will be largely self-taught; for your primary school is life. A Leo in both zodiacs, you tend to be arrogant, insensitive and impertinent, and you are not good at subservience - your authoritarian nature may make you harshly judgmental, demanding and even violent; if you to not temper your domineering ways, you may find yourself the target of rebellion, or the long arm of the law. The Chinese called Regulus "The Empress" (interesting that both the eastern and western traditions considered this star "royal") and indeed, there are many prominent female leaders here, manifestations of Egyptian Lion-goddess Sekhmet and Ishtar/Venus in her warrior mode. The church, government, medicine (especially coronary specialists and heart surgeons) and military command are common professions, for they offer the opportunity for near-absolute authority; but with your elitism with the need to feel superior and hold the upper hand, there is a definite danger of arrogance and lack of care for the people under and around you, as well as racism or "ethnic cleansing," either committed or suffered. You have a love of nature, and a great feeling for mythology and ancient texts. Many here have an extraordinary gift for pattern perception, especially in languages and communications. There is often a powerful physical ability, demonstrated in sports and dance. Some born under these stars have to overcome physical afflictions, but innate courage and determination carry them through. Because idealism is essential here, care must be taken about what goals you choose, for if all races, religions, nations and classes are not included in your visions and aspirations, the Lion's ferocity may take over and violence and cruelties may be perpetrated. Some may try to justify these actions by convincing themselves that they are doing "God's work," even to the extent of committing vicious fanaticism, murder and/or the ordering, or taking part in, mass deaths. Even when they are caught in misdeeds, they hold their heads high and claim it was for the good of all! This is an area of intense sexuality, and you can be undone by your passions, and your keen desire for success and honors can tempt you into brutality, intemperance, corruption and eventual disgrace. There are issues of honesty (Morse suggests some born under these stars are "less than truthful") versus corruption, the use and misuse of power or position; elitism; of procrastination versus "getting the job done," poverty or wealth, and they may either suffer from intolerance or be the instrument of hatred, bigotry, and the denigration of others. Along with China's Sing mansion relating to clothing, this is the area of the Lion's mane: many born with placements here have an unusual feeling for hair, arranging and dressing their own or others (Adhafera is from Arabic al-dafira, "the lock of hair"). Here Argo's mast, an analogue of the cosmic Tree of Life, stands in for the vertical axis of communication between heaven and earth, pulling down inspiration and guidance, while Leo's royal heart warms all who come into its aura. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: heart and eye ailments, head and brain problems, chronic illness, drug abuse, addictions (including sexual addiction), cancer, neurological problems, inherited genetic ailments, sadism, birth defects, suffering and/or deaths from hatred and persecutions; possible danger from epidemics, battles, shipwrecks, storms, meteorite falls

 

Examples of the Sun here include Deng Xiaoping, Chinese communist leader, Princess Margaret of England (she insisted that her closest friends, even in informal circumstances, address her as "your highness"), Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Beaconsfield), 19th-century dandy, novelist, brilliant debater and PM of England, US Sen. George J Mitchell of Maine, lawyer, judge, negotiator of 1999 Irish peace accords, Thomas P Salmon, lawyer, Vermont Governor and Senator, Slobodan Milosevic, Serb leader indicted for war crimes, US General H Norman Schwarzkopf, Commander, Operation Desert Storm (Allied coalition, 1st Persian Gulf War) "a visionary commander who won and kept the undying loyalty of his troops" ("leadership is a combination of strategy and character, if you must be without one, be without the strategy") (a prostate cancer survivor, he is active in many causes including conservation, cancer awareness and helping seriously ill children), Meriwether Lewis, 18th-19th-century explorer (Lewis and Clark expedition) (suicide), Davy Crockett, 19th-century congressman and frontiersman (died at the siege of the Alamo), Philo T Farnsworth, farmer, logger, electrician, inventor of electronic television, Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographer, Orville Wright, aviation pioneer, Claude Graham-White, engineer and aviation pioneer, Joseph J Scaliger, 16th-century scholar, creator of the "Julian Day" system, Herbert Smyth, 19th-century philologist and Greek scholar, Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator of Chinese and Japanese classics, Edgar A Guest, poet, Ray Bradbury, author, Diana Sands (died of cancer at 39), Cindy Williams, Van Johnson, actors, Jim Reeves, country singer, Antonio Salieri, composer, Count Basie, bandleader and composer, John Lee Hooker, blues guitarist and singer, Joe Chambers, jazz drummer, Carla Fracci, ballerina, Antonina Tumkovsky, ballet teacher (at this writing, still teaching at 97!), Mel Fisher, shipwreck treasure salvor (Argo!) (son killed in ship mishap), Francois Fenelon, 16th-century Archbishop of Cambray ("charitable, lovable"), Pellegrino Artusi, 19th-century chef, Dr Denton Cooley, heart surgeon (Regulus is the heart of the celestial lion), Arthur M Sackler, physician, medical publisher and art collector: large donations of money, art to universities, museums, Peter Gartenmayer, metaphysician, healer and hypnotist who ran a spiritual center for psychic development, Leni Riefenstahl, actress and Nazi filmmaker, Wilt Chamberlain, basketball star, Amy Fisher, teen prostitute who tried to murder he lover's wife, Arthur Bremer, psychotic who attempted to assassinate Gov George Wallace (this was Wallace's Moon degree), Joseph L Di Mambro, financial mastermind and Solar Temple cult co-founder, known as "The Dictator" (died in murder-suicide-ritual slaughter of 69 members), Confidence Man (name not given) who stole $900 million from people of modest means, then avoided jail by legal maneuvers

 

Starset MIZAR - 13°Vi40' to 16°Vi43'

 

Mercury is aligned with starset Mizar

Mental, versatile Mercury represents thinking, talking, writing, reasoning, analyzing, delineating and all forms of communication; it especially relates to mental functions and thinking habits. In your horoscope, Mercury is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Mizar is Zeta Ursae Majoris in the tail of Ursa Major, the Greater Bear, and Alcor, 80 Ursae Majoris, is its very close companion, both part of the familiar "Big Dipper" asterism; they are accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Iota Leonis in Leo, the Lion's hind thigh and 92 Leonis above his tail, Phi Hydrae in the back of Hydra, the Water Snake, Galaxy NGC 2640 in Carina, the Keel of Argo Navis, the Great Ship, and two stars in the modern constellation of Canes Venatici, the Venatician Hunting Dogs: Chara, Beta Canum Venaticorum in the head of the southern Hunting Dog, and red variable star Y Canum Venaticorum, also called "La Superba" because of  "the superbly flashing brilliancy of its prismatic rays," near the paws of the northern Hunting Dog. In ancient China's lunar mansions, Phi Hydrae was one of the determinant stars of Tschang, Drawn Bow, or Spread Net (used to catch game or birds who fed on crops); it presided over the imperial kitchens, food preparations, feasts, utensils and gifts; if the stars of this mansion could not be seen, it was a sign that the Emperor would fall ill.

 

You have a powerful visionary imagination with a rich feeling for myths, the past, traditions and ancient knowledge. Mythology, lore, history, antiquity and artifacts are your realms; you either glorify the past, or are haunted by its ghosts. Wishing to know the why of things, to understand and experience life in all its forms, colors, and textures, your instinct is to turn and look back in time to understand the roots of your present situation, using the past to set personal standards and laws to live by. Influenced by the underlying Lion, you are courageous and adventurous, tending to be somewhat arrogant and imperious, with a quick temper that endangers personal relationships and your place in the world. Basically a loner, you are able to come out of yourself by teaching, lecturing, or performing, sharing your learning and experiences. Some born under these stars delight in tales of ancient heroes and glorious exploits, leading them into extreme conservatism or reactionary politics; combined with the "purification" instinct of tropical Virgo, this can become skewed into distrust or hatred of outsiders, even to fanatic xenophobia; others, working from the same sources, denounce prejudice and injustice, challenge persecutions, fight tyranny and lead rebellions against it, on battlefields, in writing, theatre, art, or in courts of law. Music, art (especially the study of ancient art) and literature are strong interests here, and with medicine, the military, law, literature, history, and archaeology, are some of the more frequent professions. You have a need to test yourself and to set high standards; your attainments, however, will depend upon how well you challenge prejudices (especially your own!), curb your fierce, destructive outbursts of temper, avoid a tendency to coldness, suspicion, brooding, paranoia, fanaticism, and learn to cultivate joy, confidence, tolerance, cooperation, and a generosity of spirit. With a positive approach, your wide range of interests and humane impulse to do good may leave something of lasting value to humankind, for you ponder the horrors of war and the benefits of peace. For some, there may be handicaps to overcome, with the challenge of working through and rising above them. Life deals you issues of personal ambition, self-enrichment and dishonesty versus service, intellectual arrogance versus open-minded tolerance, humane values and integrity; of acceptance of closed-minded dogma and rigid control of ideas versus intellectual independence; and a grim determination to fight and eliminate "enemies," versus patient efforts at peace, understanding, and learning to see yourself in those you perceive as your opponents. Russians call Ursa Major "bolshaya medveditsa;" to them she is a great maternal figure, fiercely caring and protective, and we are all her "cubs." Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: hatred, prejudice and misogyny, both inflicted and suffered, hearing problems, addiction, alcoholism, obsessions, despair, struggle for balance, calm, and sanity; eye, leg and foot problems; possible danger from floods, air crashes, explosions, heat waves, disasters due to weather or atmospheric conditions, persecutions, terrorism, rape, murder

 

Examples of Mercury here include Constantius II, 4th-century Roman Emperor (had all his male relatives, potential rivals to the throne, put to death), Czarevitch Alexis, heir to Russian throne, hemophiliac (assassinated with his family during the Russian Revolution), Leonard Bernstein, pianist, composer and conductor, Andrea Bocelli, tenor (visually impaired at birth, completely blind at 12 after soccer accident), Reuben Varga, violinist (child prodigy, blinded at 11 by exploding mine), Joe Chambers, jazz drummer, Bret Harte, author, Georg Hegel, 18th-19th-century philosopher, Maurice Maeterlinck, author and occultist, Sri Aurobindo, mystic, poet and author, Dr Marcus Whitman, 19th-century Oregon pioneer-missionary to Amerinds (dedicated but authoritarian, harsh, humorless) who made a remarkable 3,000-mile winter journey on horseback back to Boston to save his missions (on his return he was murdered by enraged Indians during a measles epidemic, who thought they were being poisoned), Archibald H Sayce, philologist, Babylonian and Assyrian scholar (translated astronomical and astrological cuneiform texts), Fred MacMurray, actor, Jesse Owens, African-American Olympic gold medalist whose track and field victories in the 1936 Berlin Olympiad made a hash of Nazi claims of a "master race," Mohammed A Salameh, terrorist (1993 World Trade Center bomb)

 

Starset DENEBOLA - 19°Vi23' to 22°Vi25'

 

Uranus is aligned with starset Denebola

High-strung Uranus’ influence is unconventional, eccentric, inventive, original, self-willed, erratic, extreme, restless, rebellious, psychic and utopian; it correlates to everything new – especially new technologies, electronics, innovations and inventions. In your horoscope, Uranus is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Denebola is Beta Leonis, the star that marks the tail of Leo, the Lion; it is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Omega Virginis at the top of the head of Virgo, the Virgin (this is where stars of the Lion end and those of the Virgin begin), Alkes, Alpha Crateris in the base of Crater, the Cup, Avior, Epsilon Carina in the Keel of Argo Navis, the Great Ship, Gamma Comae Berenices in the figure called Berenice's Hair, and Hydra I, a cluster of galaxies just under Hydra, the Water Snake (since astronomers now believe that most, if not all, galaxies have black holes at their cores, this is probably a black hole area). Denebola was a determinant star of India's ancient lunar mansion Uttaraphalguni, 'The Latter Reddish One' or 'The Back of the Culprit,' ruled by Aryaman, the Aditya of hospitality. In Arabia, it was a determinant of al-Sarfah, the Changer (of the weather) or Tail-tip; but according to Al Biruni it was the Lion's scrotum; Kaswini had it as the Lion's bowels (the Arabian Lion was larger than our Leo). Alkes was a star of ancient China's lunar mansion Yi, The Wing (of the ancient Great Red Bird), associated with the end-of-summer Feast of Pleasure and Great Concert of Music, a gathering of feudal princes bringing tributes of rare regional treasures. The pattern of stars resembled a long flag, so it was also called The Celestial Banner. Astrologers held that if these stars could be seen clearly it meant good fortune to the state and its leaders. Yi was surrounded by 26 paranatellons, each representing participating dignitaries.

 

Here the wise Virgin begins her dominion over the Lion's animal energies (the last degrees of tropical Virgo belong to Virgo in both zodiacs), but still he rages beneath her calm, detached, analytical exterior, battling to maintain his power; Argo Navis donates a restless, unsettled adventurousness, and Crater, the "Cup of Bacchus," gives you a great joy in the mystery and abundance of nature, home, mother, and native land. Nervous, excitable, dedicated, you are a person who doesn't just sit on your hands and talk - you act on your beliefs - to believe is to do!  Innovative, analytical, curious, willing to try anything once, you run headlong into action, hell-bent for glory, but within you, the Lion's aggressive pride conflicts with the Virgin's quiet, self-effacing will-to-serve, and Coma Berenices, with its theme of dedication and sacrifice, starts here (Berenice was a queen who cut off her hair and laid it upon an altar as a sacrifice, that the gods might bring her soldier-husband safely home). Experimental and original, you work quietly and devotedly, sometimes with a missionary fervor, yet there is a chance that you may come feel undervalued and unappreciated, even embittered, longing for recognition and appreciation that you do not think you should have to ask for. Eventually you come to realize that the work itself is its own reward. Eloquent, intemperate, enraged by injustice, wanting to right all wrongs, in the process you run the danger of becoming fanatic and intolerant yourself (a stark polarity exists here, for some, under the Lion's sway, become arrogant "holier-than-thou" elitists, utterly convinced they have God on their side, and yet others turn into quarrelsome rebels, identifying with underdogs or perceiving themselves to be victims). This is the Lion's lashing tail of criticism and controversy; you may become known for your mocking, ascerbic wit (many radio and television personalities have placements here); both criticized and critical of others, there is a danger that you may search for scapegoats, looking to blame others and the "powers that be" for your own shortcomings and/or society's problems (in extreme cases, there may be strutting machismo, fanaticism, persecution, aggression, murder, suicide, mental breakdowns, even insanity). The military is a field that may work well for you, for there is a chance for service and glory together, and you love, and may excel in, sports. Many born under these stars become excellent teachers, physicians, scientists, lawyers, politicians, scholars, writers, good storytellers, explainers, interviewers, educators, intermediaries and chefs. There are issues in your life of warmth, inspiration, broad-mindedness, tolerance and trust versus coldness, prejudice, fanaticism, bigotry and paranoia; of negativity and cynicism versus joyful participation in the world; fear versus courage, and, quite simply, positive versus negative thinking. When you abandon cynicism, sneering, snarling and moping long enough to find what you love and build upon it, the results may be spectacular. Here the Virgin's will-to-serve and love of justice and Coma Berenices' devotion overcome the proud, aggressive Lion's impatience, discontent and frustration with daily life Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: blindness, eye problems (especially the loss of one eye), birth anomalies, lung ailments, depression, mental problems; possible danger from storms, shipwrecks, aggression, demonstrations, riots, mob-mentality events, acts of rabid, murderous hatred and drastic intolerance, assassination, animal attacks

 

Examples of Uranus here include Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist dictator (hunted down and killed by partisans), Dr Robert H Goddard, physicist and rocket experimenter, "Father of Modern Rocketry", Friedrich Argelander, 19th-century astronomer and cataloguer of stars, especially variables, Frederick Catherwood, 19th-century architect, artist, surveyor, engineer, author, famous for his pioneer drawings of Mayan monuments (drowned at 55 in a shipwreck), Jean Giraudoux, author and playwright, John Dryden, Alexander Pushkin, 19th-century poet who "blended Old Slavonic with vernacular Russian into a rich, melodic language" (died at 38 from dueling wounds to his thigh), Victor Neuburg, magician, poet, seer, disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley, Honore de Balzac, 19th-century lawyer, journalist and author (overworked compulsively and fanatically, died at 51), Franz Kafka, author, Lon Chaney, Douglas Fairbanks, Bela Lugosi, actors, Rube Goldberg, sculptor and cartoonist, Giacobbo Rodriguez Pereire, 18th-century inventor of deaf-mute sign language alphabet for one hand (he had fallen in love with a mute woman), Nick Leeson, futures trader who ruined Barings Bank

 

Starset MIAPLACIDUS - 28°Li26' to 1°Sc22'

 

The Midheaven is aligned with starset Miaplacidus

The Midheaven is the degree that culminates at the moment of birth; it represents your highest values, fame, reputation, honor (or notoriety) and ability to shine in the world, as well as your soul’s life path, or dharma. In your horoscope, the Midheaven is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Miaplacidus (from combined Arabic/Latin: "peaceful waters") is Beta Carinae, a star in Carina, the Keel of Argo Navis, the great ship that sails the southern skies; it is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Gamma Centauri in the hind thigh of Centaurus, the Centaur, the Blue Planetary, a remarkable nebula in the Centaur's tail, Pi1 Boötis in the right leg of Boötes, the Herdsman (associated by some with the tradition of "The Good Shepherd") and 89 Virginis at the lower tip of the Virgin's south wing, near her right foot, and early, dim stars of Crux, the Southern Cross.

 

Under the influence of Shepherd and Centaur, protector and punisher, guide and redeemer, combined with the overlay of tropical Scorpio, you are intense and passionate, with a sense of mission, an inner conviction that all means are justified in the service of your goals and beliefs. Inspired and imaginative, you are fascinated by the past and eagerly grope for intimations of what the future might bring (both historians and science fiction writers are found here). Longing for wealth, power and influence, you are a natural show-off and need an audience; at the same time you can be moody, restless, self-righteous, self-justifying, and absolute in your convictions (both the best and most inspiring and the worst and most craven take refuge under these stars). Your outward good cheer and charm hide a spirit of steel; aware that greatness exists in the midst of daily life, you are often moved to accept great challenges, creating or taking part in the vast pageant of human history. Some of the favored fields of endeavor are mathematics, engineering, religion, philosophy, government (two eminent "empire builders" are represented here), literature, poetry (you love fantasy), music, art (visual images are important), and medicine, especially surgery, for you have considerable hand skills (Centaurus represents the legendary centaur Cheiron, whose name means "handy," and the word "surgeon" comes from the Greek Cheirourgos, Latin Chirurgos, all derived from Cheiron). You tend to work under pressure with an intense, narrow focus, and you may become known as an expert problem-solver and trouble-shooter. You show your independence through experimentation, finding new forms and techniques within your field. A fervent communicator with missionary zeal, you are anything but casual about your beliefs and may attempt to impose them on others ("centaur" - kentauros  - is derived from a Greek root meaning "to goad"),  and you may at some point in your life convert to a new religion or political allegiance. The Virgin's longing to fly away from strife is an undercurrent here: under pressure or feeling the lack of freedom, you may decide to escape and start anew, packing up and leaving for greener pastures, either taking your family or followers with you, or cutting them off, leaving them far behind. Despite your longing to escape from confinement and domination, once in a position of authority you tend to paternalism and may attempt to manipulate and control others. Some born under these stars convince themselves that ends justify means, and that their goals warrant the use of any and all methods, including deception, force, violence and murder. Issues that you will deal with in your life include greed and/or resistance to it, as well as domination and cruelty versus receptivity and gentle persuasion. Above all, what you need to realize is that One Truth may be reached by many paths. Both attacks by animals and upon animals occur here, as well as efforts to protect them (1st-century astrologer Manilius wrote that those born under Centaurus "know how to apply the arts of healing to the limbs of animals"). These are the longitudes of the earliest dim stars of Crux, the Southern Cross, bringing in issues related to religion, especially Christianity. With the great ship Argo Navis standing in for spaceship Earth, the peace-loving Virgin and good shepherd Bootes bring together those devoted to the development of a civilized society. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: blindness, eye problems, arm, leg, foot or shoulder disabilities, intense sexuality, sexual anomalies, sexual identity problems, depression, suicide; possible danger from shipwrecks, air crashes, disasters caused by weather conditions

 

Examples of the Midheaven here include Cecil Rhodes, 19th-century British imperialist, business magnate, diamond tycoon and statesman, founder of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), John Paul Getty, billionaire oilman, Earl Warren, Chief Justice, US Supreme Court, Prince William of England, USN Captain James Lovell, navy test pilot and NASA astronaut, commander of the fateful Apollo 13 moon mission, James D La Belle, WWII US Marine medal of honor (posthumous) hero (threw himself on a grenade to save his buddies), Jacob O A Preus, conservative Lutheran clergyman, a "strong willed, fire-eating" doctrinal fundamentalist ("centaur" is derived from a Greek root meaning "to goad"), Robert Metcalf, entomologist, Sophia Loren, Joanne Woodward, Charles Bronson, Gregg Palmer, actors, Jack Benny, comedian, Robert Goulet, singer, Erich Maria Remarque, author, Kenneth Pitchford, poet, Robert Crippen, John Clarke, John Baldessari, artists, Manuel Neri, sculptor, Ben Eastman, Olympic silver medal track star, Al Capone, mobster

 

Starset KHAMBALIA - 4°Sc39' to 6°Sc48'

 

The North Node is aligned with starset Khambalia

The North Node represents connections, associations and the need for courage to attempt new and untried experiences. In your horoscope, the North Node is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Khambalia is Lambda Virginis in the left foot of Virgo, the Virgin, a star that is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Gacrux, Gamma Crucis at the top of Crux, the Southern Cross, Centaurus A, an explosive galaxy in the chest of Centaurus, the Centaur, a powerful emitter in long radio wavelengths, with a supermassive black hole at its core, Omega Carinae in Carina, the Keel of Argo Navis, the Great Ship, and the Corona Borealis Galaxy Cluster in Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown. Khambalia is one of the determinant stars of ancient China's lunar mansion Kang, the Neck (of their extremely ancient Great Azure Dragon) governing judgments, punishments, prisoner releases, illness prevention, ministerial fidelity and peace; it is also a determinant of early Arabia's lunar mansion Al-Ghafr, The Covering or Concealment. The earliest dim stars of Libra, the Scales, start here.

 

Stars of Argo Navis and the foot of the Virgin give you a thirst for adventure, a curiosity and restless wanderlust that takes you on journeys of the mind and spirit, although all too often your body is kept firmly nailed to mundane tasks and a practical path. Fascinated by legends, mysteries, the human psyche, unusual phenomena, the lure of exotic lands or unsolved scientific problems, you plunge into explorations and investigations with energetic determination, for you are unwilling to passively accept current dogma in any field, and insist upon studying, testing and experiencing everything for yourself (eventually becoming an authority in your turn!) These stars are overlaid by tropical Scorpio, and a supermassive black hole pierces the chest of the Centaur: you enjoy probing and searching, filling in gaps in knowledge and data; collecting and organizing information, statistics and records into libraries and databases is natural to you. Assertive, enterprising, aggressive, longing for recognition, willing to fight and take risks, you strive to have things your own way, and tend to be abrupt and "rough around the edges." Stubborn and pugnacious, a keen observer of society, you are perpetually dissatisfied with the status quo and look for ways to improve the world around you; you may even be drawn to unusual religions, cults, or political parties, or strive to regenerate existing ones (or create your own!). You like to collect gossip, ferreting out secrets which you may use to crusade for improved conditions, or, on a darker level, to gain leverage and power, controlling or manipulating people and events from behind the scenes (centaur or kentauros is derived from a Greek root meaning "to goad"). Under pressure there is a danger that you might become domineering, cruel, callous and willing to use strong-arm tactics, but more often you are likely to resort to subtle aggression (a few born under these stars become murderers, terrorists or assassins; perhaps that is why this Arabian mansion is called al-Ghafr, the Concealment!). Perceptive, shrewdly observant with a strong visual sense, you are a natural master of illusion; film, theatre (including stage magic), dance, design and fine arts, literature, discoveries, inventions and innovations, especially in communications, teaching, counseling, the military, horsemanship, detective work, spying, hacking, propaganda and "spin" are among your (possible) talents. Under the influence of Crux, the Southern Cross, religion - especially Christianity - may play an important part in your life. You will likely encounter issues and challenges of race and religion, of prejudice and the fight against it, of blaming others versus assuming responsibility for your words, thoughts and actions, of openness and innovation versus rigidity, close-mindedness, suspicion, of aggression versus persuasion and prayer. Khambalia, the Virgin's foot, has long been associated with lameness (its name comes from the Coptic "crooked-clawed"), but further south, in the same degree, is Gamma Crucis which was originally in the hind hooves of the Centaur, and in the Greek myths, Cheiron the Centaur was crippled by Hercules' arrow! Here under these stars of the peace-loving Virgin, Centaurus, the redemptive Centaur and Crux, the Southern Cross, all anger, suffering and sorrow will be healed, all sins forgiven. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: foot problems or injuries, lameness, eye and lung problems, stuttering; possible danger from shipwrecks, disasters due to weather, especially cold and fog, terrorist attacks, murder

 

Examples of the NorthNode here include Edwin von Manteuffel, 19th-century Field Marshal and diplomat, Daniel Boone, 18th-19th-century frontiersman, pioneer and trailblazer, Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer and guide who climbed the world's highest mountains without supplemental oxygen (at 38 survived the 1996 Everest disaster, disappeared the following year in an avalanche on Annapurna), John Steinbeck, author; Dick Francis, jockey and author (1st-century astrologer Manilius associated Centaurus with horsemen); Pasquale Villari, historian; Elie Abel, news correspondent; Dr David Steinhardt, surgeon, occupational medicine expert and environmentalist, Timothy Leary, author and LSD experimenter, Gaston Maspero, Egyptologist, Nanette Fabray, actress, Montgomery Clift, actor (near-fatal car accident caused major facial trauma, took to drink, ruining his health and career, died at 45), Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist, Ragnhild Hveger, Olympic champion swimmer

 

Starset AL NASL - 28°Sg23' to 0°Cp50'

 

The Ascendant is aligned with starset Al Nasl

The Ascendant is the degree that is rising at the moment of birth; it is a place of emergence, initiatives, and new beginnings; it can also describe the immediate environment and is the face you present to the world. In your horoscope, the Ascendant is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Al Nasl (also called Nushaba) is Gamma Sagittarii, a star at the arrow tip of Sagittarius, the Centaur-Archer, a military-guardian figure; it is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by Spiculum (M20, the Trifid Nebula), a diffuse nebula in front of the upper part of the Archer's bow, Tau Ophiuchi in the right hand (holding Serpens, the Serpent) of Ophiuchus, the Serpent-Bearer, a shamanic figure whom the Greeks associated with Aesculapius, the great physician, son of Apollo (because they shed their skins and grow new ones, serpents are associated with healing). Another star here is Polaris Australis, Sigma Octantis in Octans, a "modern," i.e. 18th-century constellation that honored the Octant, a navigational device (forerunner of the sextant) used to calculate geographic latitude and longitude; it is the nearest visible star to the South Celestial Pole. Al Nasl is a determinant star of two ancient lunar mansions: China's Ki, The Manuring Basket, Winnowing Tray or Winnowing Vagabond, a mansion of travelers; it presided over barbaric regions, and was also known as the Eastern Palace (especially the apartments of the Queen and concubines), Celestial Ford, Celestial River, Mouth of the Winds, Fox Star, Celestial Cockerel or Pheasant, and Celestial Planted Rows. The wide-mouthed winnowing basket became a symbol of a big mouth, the spreading of malicious slander, and by extension, adultery and prostitution. In Arabia it was a star of al-Na'a'im, the Ostriches. Dim stars of Hercules, the Strong Man and Ara, the Altar are also here.

 

Al Nasl is the tip of the Sagittarius Archer's arrow, taking aim at all that is unhealthy, unjust or awry in Earth's realm. Intellectually curious, militant, authoritarian, anxious to teach and reform, you don't easily fit in with society and have to work hard to find and establish your place in the world. The joy of discovery is an essential part of your psyche - whatever field you work in, you will try to pioneer and make your mark in it, becoming a virtuoso or seeking out and reviving lost knowledge. Hercules' influence makes you high-spirited, aggressive and gutsy, needing an outlet for your high energy, and the overlay of tropical Capricorn make some here go to extraordinary efforts to prove their worth to themselves and to the world; they need to be in the midst of battle and a few even court danger as if death were the ultimate "high." It is interesting that this Chinese lunar mansion (Ki) was associated with travel and "barbaric regions," for Sigma Octantis, the nearest visible star to the south celestial pole, was precisely at 0 Capricorn (a World Axis Solstice Point ) in the last third of the 19th century when Amundsen, Scott, Byrd and Shackleton, the great explorers of the South Pole, were born! You are imaginative and creative, curious about the workings of the human mind and body as well as social constructs, and among the areas that may hold your interest are anthropology, weaponry, espionage, medicine and public health, sociology, archaeology, history, environmental issues, mathematics, music and dance. With the overlay of tropical Capricorn, some born under these stars are victimized or overly controlled in childhood, and struggle to make something of themselves. You may be self-taught or struggle with health problems, yet despite limitations you have an instinct to go out on your own, to "follow your star," Sharp-tongued and tending to intolerance, if challenged you may go on the offensive, attacking or striking before being struck. You may be angry and indignant at perceived wrongs done to yourself or your society, and instead of an inner assurance of love, trust and belonging, you may to fear that humanity and the universe are indifferent to your fate, making you prone to depression and despair. Torn between selfish interests or needs and a desire to be honorable and selfless, temptations may pull you down, but tradition, good or bad, is your touchstone, and you will only go against it if pushed to do so by extreme conditions (these stars were approaching the World Axis as the great early-19th-century struggles for emancipation of serfs, slaves and women got underway). Whether touring, campaigning, selling, training, adventuring or exploring, you are likely to travel frequently. The cultivation of openness and trust are vital, for scandal, secrecy and a tendency to suspicion and jealousy can ruin your happiness; if you let them take hold, they will attract they very people or situations you fear. Issues that appear frequently in your life are freedom versus bondage, feminine power, ambush or entrapment, joy and trust versus doubt and fear. Here the strong right hand of physician-shaman Ophiuchus determinedly grasps his Serpent-of-healing, channeling wisdom that can heal the pain and wounds of the Archer's sharp arrow. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations: (tradition cites blindness or eye problems; the individual score here was not particularly high, but this was Mercury and Neptune at the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster that blinded thousands), lung ailments, chronic illness, poisons, depression, mental instability; possible danger from fires, explosions, storms, earthquakes, built-up gas pressures, poisonous gas and asphyxiation, epidemics, sneak attacks and ambushes including terrorist attacks, assassination, arrogant or heedless use of force, animal attacks (especially snakes)

 

Examples of the Ascendant here include Hugh R Higgins, US Army Major General, Luther Skaggs, US Marine Private, Medal of Honor winner (although severely wounded, he held a vital position for 8 hours against Japanese assaults during WWII), David Packard, business executive, Goldie Hawn, actress, comedian, producer and director, Candice Bergen, actress, photojournalist and political activist, William S Hart, cowboy actor in silent films, James Mitchum, Gary Grimes, actors, Kenneth Pitchford, poet, Robert Vogel, football offensive tight end, David Wilcox, football linebacker

 

Starset SATABISHAJ - 9°Pi23' to 13°Pi24'

 

The Moon is aligned with starset Satabishaj

The Moon is sensitive, emotional, nurturing, reactive and instinctual. It represents unconscious attitudes and how one deals with and expresses emotions. In your horoscope, the Moon is the channel through which you receive, experience and express the energies of these stars.

 

Satabishaj (also called Catabishaj, Hydor or Ekchusis - "outpouring") is Lambda Aquarii, a star in the stream of water flowing from the Urn of Aquarius, the Water-Pourer; it is accompanied in these celestial longitudes by 78 Aquarius, also in the stream, 59 Cygni in the tail of Cygnus, the Swan, and Iota2 Pegasi at the knee of the right foreleg of Pegasus, the Flying Horse. Satabishaj is the one certain determinant star of India's ancient lunar mansion Satabhisaj "[Possessing] a Hundred Physicians," alternately known as Satatara or Satataraka, "[Possessing] a Hundred Stars;" According to Valerie Roebuck, a Sanskrit dictionary says Satabhisaj means requiring a Hundred Physicians; she  believes the name may equate Aquarius with Dhanvantari, the Physician of the Gods, bearing the pot containing the nectar of immortality; this is the mansion of Varuna, Vedic God of the sky and the waters. Satabhisaj is associated with oceans, rivers and lakes, veiling, covering, hiding, forbidding, protecting and defending. In very ancient Euphratean cuneiform texts, some stars of Aquarius, the Water-Pourer formed a figure called Gula, "The Great Doctoress," a goddess of medicine; it is probable that her uplifted hands were here, at the stars in the water pouring from Aquarius' Urn.

 

Discovery, exploration and a love of liberty inspire you, although your life path frequently takes you through rough territory, and often you must pit yourself against overwhelming odds and dangers. Under Cygnus and Pegusus, you have a great love of, and need for, freedom, and the sky may be important to you (there are many astronomers, astrologers, meteorologists, aviators, aeronauts, balloonists and astronauts born under these stars). Leadership, pioneering and exploring suits you, for you do not like taking orders, and sometimes feel that laws and customs don't necessarily pertain to you; but whether a leader or a follower, you frequently find yourself in the midst of quarrels and controversies, and in life you keep on learning how to prevail in a dispute-and-war-riven environment. There is in you the potential for ferocious determination and the courage to stand up for what you believe (some born under these stars have suffered or even died for their religious and philosophical convictions). In science and philosophy, awash in the outpouring of ideas flowing from Aquarius' Urn, you question and challenge everything, always seeking new, unconventional paths and solutions. Under the aegis of healing goddess Gula (whose hands, uplifted in prayer or benediction, were in this area), you may search out alternative methods of healing (especially hydrotherapy); if so, you may have had to first find ways to heal yourself, and, with the overlay of tropical Pisces, you may have considerable psychic ability. Gifted with words, you are a probably good conversationalist and storyteller, and may work in the field of communications. Drawn to children, you enjoy being with them and may write and create for their enjoyment. There is a combination here of art and technology, and some experiment with new forms of expression in architecture, engineering (there is a strong visual sense), fashion, music, dance, theatre (with skill at mimicry), choreography, film, with Cygnus giving poetry a boost. Other possible interests include mathematics, geography, journalism, literature (especially poetry, whimsy and writing for children) and sports. You have a powerful, insistent sex drive, and you are frank, open, outspoken, willing to talk and write freely about sex. Attracted to excitement and glamour, you may get caught up in power politics, yet even if you are in the performing arts or a public position, the overlay of tropical Pisces keeps you essentially quiet and withdrawn, preferring to remain, for the most part, "behind the scenes." On the negative side, there are some here who become "a law unto themselves," with questionable morals and a danger of scandals and/or imprisonment, and a few, in their avowed determination to make the world a better place, may, paradoxically, engage in cruelties and even murder, convinced that the ends justify the means; there is also a possibility of sexual pedophilia (in this regard, it is interesting that in Greek mythology, Aquarius was Ganymede, a naked youth kidnapped by Zeus). The ancient Liber Hermetis calls this area "hurtful;" some here suffer physical ailments and disabilities and a struggle for mental stability; a few are prone to despair, they either put up a tremendous, determined fight against it, or give in to the point of addiction or even suicide. The duality of tropical Pisces engenders dual impulses of angel-devil, gentleness-violence, philanthropy versus selfishness, and there are issues concerning the rights and responsibilities of government and individuals, whether to obey laws or ignore them, and choices to be made between war or peace, i.e. whether to fight or submit, to actively make war or actively work for peace. Here the blessed waters streaming from Aquarius' Urn cleanse and forgive all hurts and failings. Possible physical and/or psychological manifestations:  blindness, eye and hearing problems, lung ailments, birth anomalies, paralysis, pedophilia, mental instability, addiction, suicide; possible danger from storms, floods, fog, air crashes, explosions, unusually powerful earthquakes and eruptions, war and battles, stalking, murder, assassination, animal attacks, acts of brutal intolerance (but liberations and great discoveries also occur under these stars); meteorite falls

 

Examples of the Moon here include J Edgar Hoover, Head of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 48 years, notorious for his harassment of dissidents, Stanford White, architect (murdered by his lover's jealous husband), Christoph Willibald von Gluck, 18th-century composer, Honoré Daumier, 19th-century artist, lithographer and caricaturist, Petrarch, 14th-century humanist and lyric poet, Edgar Allen Poe, 19th-century poet and author (alcoholic), George Santayana, poet and philosopher ("those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"), James Clavell, author ("Shogun") (a prisoner of the Japanese in WWII, he turned his horrific experiences into a deep study of Japanese traditions in an attempt to understand the culture), Christopher Isherwood, author, translator and pacifist, HS (name withheld), librarian, curator of rare books and manuscripts (became a monk), Allen Ginsberg, poet, Anthony Newley, actor, Lew Ayres, actor (conscientious objector, refused to fight in WWII, later served as a medic and chaplain's aide), maker of documentaries on religion, Mata Hari (Margaretha Geertruida Zelle), exotic dancer and spy (executed by a firing squad, WWI), Ann Miller, tap dancer, Eileen Nauman, astrologer and homeopathic practitioner, Hans Eysenck, Professor of Psychology and astrological researcher, Gianni Versace, fashion designer (murdered-shot in head), Hugh Hefner, editor ("Playboy" magazine), Mistinguette, Folies Bergere dancer and entertainer, Albert Dyer, school crossing guard who attacked and murdered 3 young girls (hanged)

 

Conclusion

 

 

Author and lecturer Diana K. Rosenberg has been acclaimed as the world's foremost authority on Fixed Stars. A founding member and Vice-President of The Uranian Society, she has written articles for the Mountain Astrologer, NCGR Journal, Geocosmic News, The Traditional Astrologer, Astrology Quarterly, Ingress, Heliogram, Urania, Dell Horoscope & American Astrology magazines. She is the author of "The New Fixed Star Workbook", "Nakshatras, Manzils and Hsui: Hindu, Arabic and Chinese Lunar Mansions Research Workbook" and a "Correspondence Course in Fixed Stars and Constellations". Llewellyn's "The Astrology of the Macrocosm" includes her chapter "Stalking the Wild Earthquake", NCGR's "Essentials of Intermediate Astrology" contains her essay on Fixed Stars, and her chapter on Fixed Stars and the Hindu Lunar Mansions appears in Richard Houck's Hindu Astrology Lessons.

 

Diana K. Rosenberg lives in New York, USA. Email address: ye-stars@ix.netcom.com

 

Illustrations are from The Geography of the Heavens, by Elijah H Burritt, New York, 1835.

Text Copyright © 2004, Diana K. Rosenberg.