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The Complete Book of
BIRTHDAYS

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The Complete Book of
BIRTHDAYS

Personality Predictions
for Every Day of the Year

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First published in the United States of America by Wellfleet Press,
a member of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.
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Author's note
This book is based largely on the astrological principles and research compiled for
The Ultimate Birthday Book, first published in 1998. This revised and updated volume
includes some modifications and additional features. The more detailed compatibility
predictions included for each date of birth have been contributed by a colleague whose
specializes in this field. All predictions relating to careers, relationships and other char-
acteristics will be more accurate if the year of birth is taken into account, and therefore
it is recommended that a personal chart be commissioned if further details are sought.
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contents

The History and


Pr inciples of Astrology 7

The Days of the Year 38


Aries 39
Taurus 71
Gemini 102
Cancer 135
Leo 167
Virgo 199
Libra 231
Scorpio 262
Sagittarius 293
Capricorn 324
Aquarius 354
Pisces 385


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the history and pr inciples
of astrology
It is the stars,
The stars above us, govern our conditions.
William Shakespeare, King Lear (1605–06), Act 4, Scene 3.1

S ince time immemorial the heavenly


bodies—luminaries, planets and stars—
have exerted a mysterious fascination upon
rotated on its axis while revolving around
the Sun; and Galileo Galilei (1564–1642),
who described it as part of a solar system,
their Earth-bound observers. Even today, that the geocentric view began to change,
when the scientific precepts of astronomy if slowly. (The Vatican, for example, did
have come to marginalize (some even say, not formally accept Galileo’s findings until
discredit) the astrological beliefs that pre- 1979). Their successors built upon the work
vailed for millennia, we remain captivated of these pioneering astronomers to provide
by their ethereal beauty and elusive promise us with knowledge undreamed of by the
of worlds as yet undiscovered. ancients. In learning more about our uni-
Ancient stargazers, who lacked instru- verse and the celestial bodies that it con-
ments like the telescope with which to tains, we have learned that many aspects
study the heavens in accurate detail, still of the astrological beliefs professed by our
discerned that certain astral bodies com- ancestors were correct. We also know that
prised fixed formations that moved in pre- numerous cosmic truths have yet to be
dictable fashion through the night sky, their discovered.
appearance and disappearance heralding the Today astronomy is regarded as a sci-
changes of season. They believed that the entific discipline distinct from astrology,
universe was geocentric, and that the posi- which most scientists dismiss as simply
tions and majestic progressions of the Sun, a naive divinatory system. Yet our affin-
Moon, planets and stars influenced the lives ity with astrology endures: Why is it that
of human beings and all of the events that even astrological nonbelievers cannot resist
occurred on Earth. This concept is encapsu- sneaking a glance at their “stars” for the day?
lated in the word “astrology,” a composite of The human psyche, through the collective
the Greek words astron (“star”) and legetin unconscious that we all share, clearly has a
(“speak”). It was only through the ground- profound and complex connection to the
breaking work of such later astronomers stars. In order to understand the reasons
as Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543), who underlying this attraction, we need to trace
first postulated that the Earth did not, in the history of astrology through time to its
fact, occupy the center of the universe, but ancient origins.
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especially those that depended upon agri-


The Or igins of culture for subsistence. Thus, for exam-
Wester n Astrology ple, the ancient Egyptians venerated their
Blessed as we are with our inherited legacy supreme deity, the Sun god Re, who was
of millennia of human thought, experience believed to traverse the sky in his solar boat.
and discovery, our current level of intellec- Such megalithic structures as the standing
tual sophistication and knowledge—though stones of northern Europe (many aligned
still increasing—is unprecedented in human with the position at which the Sun rises
history. Scientific advances have enriched on the summer and winter solstices), the
our lives and understanding immeasurably, Native American medicine wheels of North
but have also in some respects detracted America, the pyramids of ancient Egypt
from the awe with which our forebears and the ziggurats of Mesoamerica and
regarded the natural world. Especially mys- Mesopotamia also attest to a widespread
terious to them were the celestial bodies: veneration of the celestial bodies.
the life-giving, yet also destructive, powers Historians believe that the roots
of the brightly burning Sun; the apparently of Western astrology are embedded in w
magical ability of its nocturnal counterpart, Mesopotamia—the Near Eastern region
the Moon, to regulate the ebb and flow of comprising the land between the rivers B
the oceanic tides; and the regular cycles of Tigris and Euphrates, which was ruled S
these two luminaries (as well as those of the successively by the Sumerians, Babyloni­ d
constellations), which helped humans to ans and Assyrians. Elements of the preced- c
determine the measurement of time—night ing culture’s beliefs were adopted by each tr
and day, months and years. In fact, the reg- subsequent civilization, and yet although b
ular movements of the heavenly bodies, and the Babylonians absorbed many Sumer­ian se
their corresponding influence over the pas- sacred concepts, it is they who are generally (a
sage of the seasons, have long been under- believed to have formalized the first astro- th
stood as related to one another. logical precepts. (It should be noted that o
In trying to comprehend the role of there is some confusion as to whether the in
the luminaries in governing natural life credit for the evolution of this astrological lu
on Earth, many ancient cultures ascribed expertise should be given to the Babylonians a
supernatural properties to the Sun and or the Chaldeans. Chaldea was a region of c
Moon, and later also to the planets and Babylonia, and the two terms have become o
stars: the subsequent personification of the interchangeable, although there is reason fo
solar, lunar, planetary and stellar bodies as to believe that the Chaldean astrologers, as b
deities was an entirely logical progression. priests of Baal, were especially renowned p
Star-worship (also termed astrolatry or astrologers. Even the Bible refers to the a
Sabaism) was practiced in differing degrees astrological prowess of the Chaldeans, and a
by most of the world’s early civilizations, during the classical period all astrologers ti
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Ancient stone circles were constructed in alignment with the stars.
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n were generically known as Chaldeans.) that of predicting an individual’s destiny.
n It is estimated that by 3000 bc the Mesopotamia was the cradle that nur-
rs Babylonians believed that their Sun god, tured nascent astrology. From there it spread
d Shamash; their lunar deity, Sin; and the god- eastward, to India and beyond, evolving into
­ dess of the Morning Star (Ishtar) had spe- different astrological traditions. In terms of
- cial power to regulate Earthly life. To keep Western astrology, it was the assimilation
h track of their movements, the Babylonians of the Babylonian tradition by the ancient
h built stepped pyramids, or ziggurats, which Greeks that proved the most significant,
n served as both observatories and temples both in clarifying astrological precepts and
y (as they had in Sumeria). By about 500 bc, extending them to Greece’s Mediterranean
- the Babylo­nians had extended their concept neighbors, and thence to other parts of the
at of stellar influence to the individual: they European continent. It is estimated that the
e introduced the idea that the position of the ancient Greeks—enthusiastic diviners and
al luminaries, planets and stars at the time of readers of many different oracles—embraced
ns a person’s birth had a direct bearing on the Babylonian astrological beliefs between 600
of course of his or her life. One of the world’s and 500 bc. The first written Greek allusion
e oldest horoscopes was cast in Mesopotamia to astrology was made during the following
n for a baby born on April 29, 410 bc. It would century by the philosopher Plato. Through
as be some time, however, before astrology’s Hellenistic influence, it reached into
d primary purpose would shift from its role as Macedonia and, after Alexander the Great’s
e a leading form of state divination—used to conquest, to Egypt and the Roman Empire,
d ascertain, for example, the most auspicious where it was probably introduced around
rs time to undertake military campaigns—to 250 bc by Greek slaves.
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The Greco-Roman formalization of cult of the latter deity was particularly asso- c
astrological concepts shaped the system into ciated with astrological tenets, for it had o
one that is recognizable today. The Romans seven grades of initiation, each of which c
adopted the Greek pantheon of Olympic corresponded to a planet. m
gods virtually wholesale, although they Just as astrology thrived in imperial S
endowed them with Latin names. Thus the Rome, so it spread to the outposts of its a
leading Greek deities who were associated empire—a vast entity that dominated much n
with the planets were renamed as follows: of Europe, the Near East and northern o
Zeus became Jupiter; Ares, Mars; Aphrodite, Africa. It was the advent of Christianity that o
Venus; Hermes, Mercury; and Kronos, heralded astrology’s decline, for the empha- u
Saturn. The luminaries did not enjoy such a sis that the former placed on individual free o
simple translation, however. The Moon and will and potential redemption contradicted w
its several phases was variously associated the principles inherent in the latter, espe- in
with Diana, Selen and Luna, among other cially the belief that an individual’s destiny te
goddesses, while the all-powerful Sun was is preordained, or “written in the stars.” The m
the shared province of Apollo, Sol Invictus first Christian emperor, Constantine (ad a
(“the unconquered Sun”) and Mithras. The 274–337), pronounced astrology “demonic”
in 333: from then on, Christianity’s ascent S
in Europe was inversely paralleled by C
astrology’s decline. However, not all parts a
of Europe became Christianized. Some p
regions were subject to the influence of S
Islamic culture—specifically Spain, which a
was conquered by the Arab-Berber Moors in
in 711 and reconquered by Christian th
forces by 1250 (apart from Granada, which a
remained Islamic until 1492). sa
There are many reasons why, during v
Europe’s astrological dark age, the tradition o
continued to be the subject of serious and a
concerted study in Islamic lands, initially p
according to the translation of the Almagest w
along Ptolemaic lines. Between the eighth c
and tenth centuries, astrological treatises [o
from India, Persia and Syria, as well as n
Greece, were also transcribed into Arabic. th
For the ritual observance of the Islamic e
Medieval astronomers. believer, it was important that both the su
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- correct times for prayer and the direction


d of Mecca be identified accurately, and they
h could be determined only by charting the
movements of the various celestial bodies.
al Scientific knowledge was encouraged as
ts a means of attaining tawhid, or “the one-
h ness of Allah.” The simultaneous flowering
n of such mathematical disciplines as trig-
at onometry advanced the Arab astrol­ ogers’
- understanding of the “science of the decrees
e of the stars,” and dedicated observatories
d were established at Maragha in Azerbaijan
- in 1259 and at Samarquand during the fif- Medieval representation of a constellation.
y teenth century. There astronomers worked
e meticulously with such instruments as the John Dee (1527–1608) and Nostradamus—
d astrolabe and quadrant. Michel de Nostredame­—(1503–66) enjoyed
c” Following the fall of Arab Granada to the the respective patronage of the English
nt Spanish monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, monarch Elizabeth I and the French queen
y Christians were reintroduced to astrology Catherine de’ Medici and her son Charles
ts at the city’s celebrated Moorish universities, IX. Ordinary citizens, too, consulted popu-
e partly as a result of the influence of Judeo- lar astrologers like the Englishman William
of Spanish scholars, who reconciled many Lilly (who is said to have predicted London’s
h astrological principles with those govern- plague year of 1665 and the city’s great fire
rs ing their own mystical system of belief, in 1666), and printers could barely satisfy
n the Kabbalah. From the fifteenth century, the demand for astrological almanacs.
h astrology enjoyed an unprecedented renais- Even the previously hostile Roman
sance in Europe. Taught as a science at uni- Catholic Church now accepted the sys-
g versities, it was regarded as a vital source tem that it had so vehemently condemned.
n of medical knowledge and treatment, for The dates of papal coronations were set
d according to the macrocosmic-microcosmic according to the auspices indicated by the
y principles of melothesia, the human body stars, while zodiacal symbols decorated
st was a microcosm of the celestial macro- churches, their presence subtly justified by
h cosm, or imago mundi (“image of the world their reinterpretation as Christian symbols
es [or universe]”). Hence each of its compo- (Virgo, for example, representing the Virgin
as nent parts was subject to the influence of Mary, and Pisces referring to Christ’s role
c. the planet that rules it. It was also consid- as the fisher of men). Yet although Roman
c ered a prophetic system, and as a result, Catholic authorities now acknowledged the
e such astrological practitioners to royalty as influence of the constellations as indicators
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around 7 bc); or the “dog star.” A related the- fi


ory is that the three wise men were astrol- p
ogers from Persia, who followed the star in a
the belief that it indicated the imminent ic
fulfillment of a prophecy made by Zoroaster w
(c.628–551 bc).
Another school of astrological beliefs A
reconciles the characteristics of the zodia-
cal signs said to govern two-thousand-year
R
eras with human, and specifically Judeo- D
Christian, behavior. Thus the astrological w
age of Taurus, the bull (from about 4000 to c
2000 bc), was indicated by the idolatrous a
worship of the golden calf; that of Aries, the a
ram (lasting for 2000 years from c.2000 bc), la
by the near-sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham c
and the substitution of a ram in his place. a
These episodes occurred in the Old e
Testament, while the birth of Christ her- n
Physical correspondences of the constellations. alded the age of Pisces, the fish, predicted it
to end about ad 2000. Because the vernal a
of fate, they never regarded them as agents equinox has slipped over the millennia, the p
of destiny. Furthermore, the roles of the age of Aquarius has been calculated as start- b
planets, with their dangerously pagan ing at any time between 1904 and 2160). c
names, were minimized in relation to those Inevitably, the cumulative result of the th
of the zodiacal signs. discoveries made by such notable astron- ti
It is interesting to note that some com- omers as Copernicus, Tycho Brahe (1546– m
mentators have suggested fascinating paral- 1601), Galileo, Johann Kepler (1571–1630) in
lels between many events described in the and Isaac Newton (1642–1727), was a diver- A
Bible and possible astrological occurrences. sion of the study of the celestial bodies into
For example, the star that Matthew mentions two discrete spheres. Astronomy was consid- Ju
hovering over Bethlehem, guiding the Magi ered “scientific,” while astrology was a dubi- st
from the east to the birthplace of Jesus Christ ous kind of divinatory art. The discovery of th
(2:1–12), has been variously interpreted as: a three planets unknown to the ancient star- g
supernova; Halley’s Comet (thought to have gazers—Uranus (in 1781), Neptune (1846) sc
been visible in the skies around 11 bc); the and Pluto (1930)—seemed to cast new c
conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the con- doubt on astrological principles. However, p
stellation of Pisces (believed to have occurred modern astrologers have reconciled such in
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- findings with traditional principles (which


- provide the answers to previously puzzling
n anomalies), and astrology remains as signif-
nt icant and enlightening a subject today as it
er was four thousand years ago.

fs Astrology
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R e-evaluated
- During the last century or so, in conjunction
al with the emergence of the discipline of psy-
o chology, the role of astrology has undergone
us a change of emphasis. The work of American
e astrologer Marc Jones (1888–1980) popu-
), larized the Sabian symbols (channeled by a
m clairvoyant in 1925), which impart an evoc-
e. ative image to each degree of the zodiac to
d enable psychological inspiration and illumi-
- nation through free association and med-
d itation. In this respect, “the battles of life A personification of Saturn.
al actually are fought, and won or lost, in the
e purely psychological and intangible areas of also came to believe in synchronicity (“the
- being.... Here, in the individual’s ability to ‘acausal’ correspondences between mutually
create at will, is the dy­namic of his being and independent psychic and physical events”).
e the essence of his functional or actual iden- After evaluating a study of nearly five hun-
- tity. It is with this that any effective astrology dred married couples’ horoscopes to ascer-
– must have its primary concern,” wrote Jones tain whether mutual compatibility was
0) in his seminal work The Sabian Symbols in determined by astrological influences, he
- Astrology (1953). stated: “The statistical material shows that a
o The pioneering psychologist Carl Gustav practical as well as a theoretically improba-
- Jung (1875–1961), who also made a serious ble chance combination star occurred which
- study of alchemy and mythology, thought coincides in the most remarkable way with
of that astrology and its symbols were an inte- traditional astrological expectations.”
- gral part of humanity’s collective uncon- Some scientists are still unwilling to
6) scious—that part of the human psyche that deny the possible truth of astrological
w contains the archetypes, the universal blue- tenets. The noted German astrologer and
r, prints of human experience. Through study- psychologist Reinhold Ebertin (b. 1901)
h ing the horoscopes of certain clients, he was responsible for initiating a new realm
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Arab astronomers during the Islamic Golden Age. is
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of study: cosmobiolo­gy, “a scientific disci- Many scientific studies have, in fact, to
pline concerned with the possible correla- attested to the macrocosmic influence a
tions between cosmos and organic life and of other planets over the microcosmic a
the effect of cosmic rhythms and stellar Earth. Noted German seismologist Rudolf o
motions on man...plant and animal life as Tomascheck, for instance, discovered that ti
a whole.” Undeniably, the gravitational pull when Uranus is positioned within 15° of
of the Moon affects the tides. The decreas- the meridian, violent earthquakes some- T
ing Apogean tide, for example, occurs when times occur, a phenomenon that could be
the Moon is farthest from the Earth, while explained by the gravitational influence
W
the increasing Perigean tide flows when the exerted by Uranus over the Earth’s molten Th
Earth is nearest to the Moon. Since ancient core. And although the French psycholo- a
times, it has been observed that the Moon gist and statistician Michel Gauquelin, in a to
(Latin, luna) directly affects some people’s series of tests begun in 1949, concluded that e
behavior—hence the words “lunacy” and he had disproved many astrological precepts, w
“lunatic” (the latter derived from lunaticus, he did identify a curiously frequent series of b
meaning “moonstruck”). Statistical evi- “coincidences” in examining the birthdates of m
dence indicates that violent crime tends to selected physicians, athletes and high achiev- c
increase when the Moon is full. Why, then, ers in other professional spheres, which n
should the other “planets” be disbarred from he termed the “Mars effect.” In noting the a
exerting a similar influence? common occurrence of a shared Sun, Moon a
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or rising sign between parents and their off- birth chart, or horoscope (a word derived
spring, he also suggested that humans may from the Greek for “I look the hour,” or
somehow be biologically attuned to celestial “hour-watch”). Another type, natural
forces, and that the fetus may unconsciously astrology, has since been eclipsed by astron-
“choose” the moment of its birth. omy. It was used for practical purposes, for
The South African-born astronomer Dr. example, to set calendrical dates (such as
Percy Seymour, in his compelling study Easter). Astrology is still sometimes used
Astrology: the Evidence of Science (1988), for predictive purposes, by calculating the
concurs: “According to my theory, [in planets’ progressions or transits, their future
the womb] we are all genetically ‘tuned’ positions or aspects, and then relating them
to receiving a different set of ‘melodies’ to a specific birth chart.
from the magnetic ‘symphony’ of the Solar
System.” He goes on to state that: “the cos- The Zodiac
mos cannot alter our inherited characteris- The zodiac may be defined as a circular belt
tics but, by causing the actual moment of extending for 8° on each side of the ecliptic,
birth,… [our connection with the cosmos] the path followed each solar year by the Sun,
is determined by our genes.” Many sci- through which the twelve constellations
entists are becoming increasingly willing pass cyclically. It is represented symboli-
t, to explore, rather than reject outright, the cally as a circle with the Sun at its center,
e ancient theory that human characteristics with the zodiacal constellation arranged in a
c and behavioral patterns, along with those of band around the perimeter, each occupying
lf other Earthly components, may be condi- 30° of the 360° circle.
at tioned by the planets. In the interests of scientific precision, it
of should be noted that because of the pre-
- The Pr inciples of cession (simply described as a sort of wob-
e ble caused by the Earth’s revolution on its
e
Wester n Astrology axis) of the equinoxes—the vernal, around
n There are four leading systems of Western March 21, and the fall, around September
- astrology: horary astrology, which is used 23—when the Sun crosses the celestial
a to answer questions; electional astrology, equator, the zodiacal constellations no lon-
at employed to determine the optimum time ger occupy the same areas and dates tradi-
s, when an intended course of action should tionally assigned to them. For example, the
of be undertaken in order to ensure its success; Sun now traverses Leo between August 16
of mundane (or judicial) astrology, which is and September 15, whereas Leo’s traditional
- concerned with the forecasting of global, dates ranged from July 23 to August 22.
h national or communal events; and natal Therefore, effectively there are two zodiacs:
e astrology, whereby a person’s characteristics the astrological zodiac, which is discussed
n and prospects are interpreted through the here, and the movable.
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Ancient star-gazers from many cultures believed that the ancient Egyptians assimi- “z
observed that the constellations and plan- lated the Mesopotamian zodiac, incorpo- z
ets seemed to follow the same cycle every rating a new refinement: the decans (the th
year, each constellation reappearing at the three periods of approximately ten days into o
same point in the night sky annually. Thus which the zodiacal “month” is divided). Each fo
it was that the zodiacal cycle came to be of the thirty-six divisions that resulted was a
used as a method of measuring time. The equated with an astral deity.
concept of the zodiac—derived from the Many of these deities were allot- tw
Greek words zodiakos kuklos, “circus/circle ted patronage of a specific constellation, th
of animated creatures,” or zoe (“life”) and according to the image that the starry pat- E
diakos (“wheel”)—is now believed to have tern appeared to paint in the sky: Isis, for (t
originated in Mesopotamia around 3000 bc. example, was associated with the creature c
During the earliest periods of astronomical whose shape was seen in Virgo. Indeed, it w
observation, the Moon was considered more is probably this pairing of astral spirit and o
significant than the Sun, for not only were zodiacal constellation that resulted in some tw
the constellations visible at night, but many members of the original “circus” (com- a
ancient cultures venerated a lunar (often prised solely of animals) assuming human z
feminine) over a solar (usually masculine) or demihuman form. By extension, the th
deity. In contrast to today’s convention, it influence of the macrocosm (the zodiacal R
was the Moon’s, rather than the Sun’s, prog- constellation) on the microcosm (a person th
ress through the zodiac that was charted. It is born under that sign) was seen as imparting a
the characteristics inherent in, for instance, w
Aries, to the natal Arian: like the heavenly tw
ram, people born under this sign were said a
to be headstrong and energetic. This astro- z
logical belief has endured over the millen- sa
nia, although modern astrologers recognize c
that many other natal influences must also to
be taken into account. sy
The zodiacal signs were also thought to la
affect human health. In microcosmic-mac- tu
rocosmic thought (“as above, so below”), the a
macrocosm comprised the celestial compo- le
nents of the universe, which were mirrored to
exactly in the microcosm (the human body), it
over which they exerted a corresponding
influence. This belief is graphically demon- si
An early Jewish zodiac. strated in the medieval melothesic figure of sy
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- “zodiacal man,” in which each sign of the


- zodiac is strategically placed over the part of
e the body that it is said to govern. The the-
o ory underlying such representations pro-
h foundly influenced both medical diagnosis
as and treatment.
The symbolism associated with the
- twelve zodiacal signs is reflected in both
n, the Jewish as well as the Christian religions.
- Eusebius (c.260–c.340), bishop of Caesarea
or (the modern city of Qisarya in Israel),
e chronicled the Jewish belief that Abraham
it was the father of the zodiac, and that each
d of the twelve tribes of Israel (named for the
e twelve patriarchs, the sons of Jacob) was
- associated symbolically with a sign of the
n zodiac. Within Christianity, not only are
e there twelve apostles, but St. John’s Book of
The medieval humors.
al Revelation in the New Testament describes
n the post-Apocalyptic holy city of Jerusalem Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo and
g as resting on twelve cornerstones inscribed Leo—called the septentironal signs from
e, with the apostles’ names, and as having the Latin septem (“seven”) and triones
y twelve pearly gates. Medieval Church (“oxen”) for the seven stars in the constella-
d authorities Christian­ized the name of the tion of the Great Bear or Plow—are found
- zodiac itself to the Latin corona seu circulus in the northern hemisphere; Libra, Scorpio,
- sanctorium apostolorum, “the crown of the Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces
e circle of the Holy Apostles.” They also tried are southern-hemisphere constellations.
o to reinterpret the pagan signs into Christian Each sign is also accorded either feminine
symbols (Aries, for example, becoming the or masculine characteristics, which Ptolemy
o lamb of God), but this attempt never cap- mentioned: “as the day is followed by the
- tured the popular imagination. The zodiac night, and as the male is coupled with the
e also assumed a symbolic role in Christian female.” Each may also be balanced against
- legends, as when King Arthur’s knights its opposite, or polar, counterpart in a con-
d took their places at the table equated with flicting-complementing relationship similar
), its circular form. to that of yin and yang. Thus Aries is paired
g By astrological convention, the zodiacal with Libra; Taurus with Scorpio; Gemini
- signs have various groupings, all of which add with Sagittarius; Cancer with Capricorn;
of symbolic meaning to their interpretations. Leo with Aquarius; and Virgo with Pisces.
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Also important to defining the type of Orbium Coelestium (1544), but by then the a
character imparted by each zodiacal sign belief that the planets and constellations p
is its mode (or “quadruplicity,” denoting orbited the Earth, rather than the Sun, w
the four signs allocated to it, each of which had become deeply entrenched in astro- a
represents a different element), which is logical theory and symbolism. In examin- (
said to reflect a quality of life. These can be ing the role of the planets, it must also be lo
one of three: cardinal (representing creativ- remembered that early astrologers not only M
ity and activity—Aries, Cancer, Libra and regarded the Sun and Moon—the lumi- M
Capricorn); fixed (signifying preservation naries—as planets, but that the existence im
and passivity—Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and of the three planets mentioned earlier was b
Aquarius); and mutable (denoting destruc- unknown. For millennia the “planets’ were
tion and changeability—Gemini, Virgo, defined as seven bodies: the Sun, Moon, a
Sagittarius and Pisces). Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. im
Modern astrologers follow Copernican ti
The Planets rather than Ptolemaic principles, but many is
“Observe how system into system runs/ of the concepts popularized by Ptolemy e
What other planets circle other suns,” wrote endure, especially in terms of symbolic o
Alexander Pope in his work An Essay on associations. The original seven “planets,” z
Man, Epistle I, li.25 (1733). And, indeed, for instance, were equated with the seven sa
the extent to which the astrological, calen- heavens, directions, days of the week, e
drical and esoteric systems of world cultures metals, and also—with the ascendance of th
and beliefs interact is astonishing, even in Christianity—the cardinal virtues and sins, e
the light of syncretization and cross-fertil- and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Yet Ptolemy o
ization of ideas. Nowhere is this more evi- did not originate, but rather perpetuated, S
dent than in the influences associated with the symbolic significance of the seven plan- th
the planets, elements and seasons. ets. The seven stepped levels that make up a
Perhaps the most significant figure in the Mesopotamian ziggurat, for example, to
the history of astrology is Ptolemy (ad were believed to represent the hierarchy th
c.100–c.170), the Greco-Egyptian astron- of the seven “wandering stars” within the 4
omer who grouped more than a thousand structure (the word “planet” is derived from a
stars into forty-eight constellations. His the Greek planetes, “wanderer,” because they th
key astrological treatise Tetrabiblios, written appeared to move erratically in compar- o
around ad 140, and specifically his Almagest, ison to the fixed stars). They also signified o
postulated that the Earth stood at the cen- the ascending stages leading from Earth to so
ter of the universe, while the celestial bodies the heavens (representing increasing spiri- sp
revolved around it. The Ptolemaic system tual enlightenment). Called etemenanki, the th
prevailed until Copernicus disproved it in “temple of the seven spheres of the world,” o
his posthumous opus De Revolutionibus or “house of the seven directions of heaven it
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e and Earth,” the ziggurat’s seven levels were baby it possessed the corresponding vir-
ns painted to accord with the colors associated tues—and vices. Given the awesome power
n, with the deities (whose Romanized names supposedly invested in them, it is hardly
- are given here): black (Saturn), orange surprising that the planets were believed to
- ( Jupiter), red (Mars), gold (the Sun), yel- be gods, and under Greco-Roman influence,
e low (Venus), blue (Mercury) and silver (the the older Mesopotamian deities were trans-
y Moon). The Mesopotamians regarded the formed first into the Olympians and then
- Moon, rather than the Sun, as being most into Roman gods.
e important, both in astronomical and sacred The geocentric Ptolemaic system ordered
as belief, and placed it at the ziggurat’s zenith. the cosmos as follows: the Earth at the cen-
e In microcosmic-macrocosmic thought, ter, surrounded by the circular spheres of
n, astrologers credit the planets with a more the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars,
important role than the zodiacal constella- Jupiter and Saturn. In a further refinement,
n tions, for it is their position in the sky that Plato (427–347 bc) regarded the universe
y is said to exert the greatest influence over as a “cosmic soul” rotating on its own axis,
y everything that occurs on Earth, as well as while Tycho Brahe believed that while the
c over personalities. While the sign of the Sun and Moon revolved around the Earth,
,” zodiac under which a person is born may be the planets rotated round the Sun. Today
n said to impart potential, the planets are the the order of precedence used by astrolo-
k, energizing factors that activate and direct gers accords with the updated heliocentric
of these innate possibilities. For example, while Copernican system, in which the Sun—the
s, each zodiacal sign was believed to hold sway center of the solar system—is followed by
y over a specific part of the human body—the the Moon (actually the Earth’s satellite),
d, Sun was said to be the spirit and the Moon, then the nearest planet, Mercury, and sub-
- the soul— the remaining planets were sequently by Venus, (Earth), Mars, Jupiter,
p assigned one of the five senses. According Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. In
e, to a related theory from antiquity—that of astrological interpretation the planets are
y the Greek philosopher Pythagoras (570– categorized into three groups, indicat-
e 496 bc)—the seven planetary spheres were ing the level of influence that each exerts
m arranged hemispherically above the Earth: over people and the Earth: the fast-mov-
y their independent turning created the “music ing, “personal” planets, the Sun, Moon,
- of the spheres” (as our musical scale consists Mercury, Venus, and Mars; the middle, or
d of seven principal notes). When a human “transpersonal,” planets, Jupiter and Saturn,
o soul descended to Earth from the eighth which revolve at a more stately and sedate
- sphere (the Empyrean), traveling down pace; and the “impersonal” planets: Uranus,
e through each level, it received the attributes Neptune and Pluto, which move so slowly
,” of the individual ruling planet, so that when that they are thus described as having a gen-
n it was manifested on Earth as a new-born erational, rather than a personal, effect.
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The Sun A Day: Friday U


Sigil: a dot within a circle Zodiacal cycle: 225 days S
Zodiacal rulership: Leo Characteristics bestowed: the quest for
Associated deity: Apollo, the Roman god of beauty and harmony; benevolence Z
the Sun, music, poetry and prophecy
Day: Sunday Mars E A
Zodiacal cycle: 1 year Sigil: a shield and spear
Characteristics bestowed: vitality and Zodiacal rulership: Aries (traditionally, also
individual consciousness Scorpio) Z
Associated deity: Mars/Ares, the god of
The Moon B warfare and bloodshed C
Sigil: a crescent Day: Tuesday
Zodiacal rulership: Cancer Zodiacal cycle: 687 days
Associated deity: Diana/Artemis, goddess of Characteristics bestowed: energy, leadership
the Moon and of the hunt and aggression
Day: Monday N
Zodiacal cycle: approximately 28 days Jupiter F S
Characteristics bestowed: profound emotions Sigil: the Greek letter zeta (Z) Z
and intuition Zodiacal rulership: Sagittarius (traditionally, A
also Pisces)
Mercury C Associated deity: Jupiter/Zeus, the chief Z
Sigil: the caduceus Greco-Roman god and deity of the sky
Zodiacal rulership: Gemini and Virgo Day: Thursday C
Associated deity: Mercury/Hermes Zodiacal cycle: 11 years, 315 days
messenger of the gods Characteristics bestowed: expansive energy
Color: dark blue and optimism
Metal: mercury/quicksilver P
Day: Wednesday Saturn G S
Zodiacal cycle: 88 days Sigil: a sickle
Characteristics bestowed: intellectual ability Zodiacal rulership: Capricorn (traditionally, Z
and communication skills also Aquarius) A
Associated deity: Saturn/Kronos god of
Venus D agriculture and time Z
Sigil: a mirror or necklace Day: Saturday C
Zodiacal rulership: Taurus and Libra Zodiacal cycle: 29 years, 167 days
Associated deity: Venus/Aphrodite, goddess Characteristics bestowed: growing wisdom
of love and beauty and maturity
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Uranus H
Sigil: the letter “H” bisected by
an orb
Zodiacal rulership:
Aquarius
Associated deity:
Uranus/Ouranos,
the sky god
Zodiacal cycle:
84 years
Characteristics bestowed:
transcendental
energy, unpredictabil-
ity and inventiveness

Neptune I
Sigil: a trident
Zodiacal rulership: Pisces
y, Associated deity: Neptune/
Poseidon, god of the sea
Zodiacal cycle: 168 years, 292
A representation of the constellations.
days
Characteristics bestowed: the Elements
psychic powers, idealism, escapism and Just as the numbers twelve (the total zodi-
confusion acal signs) and seven (the sum of the tra-
ditional planets) are symbolically important
Pluto J within astrology, so the number four
Sigil: an orb enclosed by a crescent; the assumes additional significance, for each of
initials “P” and “L” the four elements (fire, air, water and earth)
, Zodiacal rulership: Scorpio is associated with three signs of the zodiac.
Associated deity: Hades, god of the From classical through medieval times,
underworld and even for some centuries later, it was
Zodiacal cycle: 248 years, 183 days believed that everything in the universe
Characteristics bestowed: the power to effect was made up of the four elements, differ-
transformation ences in form and character arising from the
attractive and repulsive properties and rela-
tionships of elements, as well as the varying
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proportions of the four vital ingredients. divine ruler of the Underworld like Hades a
Solid matter (represented by the element of (Pluto); a god of water, such as Poseidon c
earth), liquid (water) and vapor (air) were (Neptune); a deity whose realm was the air, th
each believed to be inherent in any object most notably Zeus ( Jupiter); and a fire god o
or living being, while fire provided animat- like Hephaestos (Vulcan). e
ing energy. The basest or heaviest element In medieval times, and also in alchem- a
was earth, followed by water, the lightest ical thought, each element was associated to
or most elevated elements being air and with an appropriate spirit: gnomes repre- v
fire. (In esoteric thought, originated by the sented the earth; undines, water; sylphs, a
ancient Greeks, there is also a rarefied fifth air; and salamanders, fire. In this respect, a
element, ether, the perfect element which too, astrological and Christian symbolism so
contains and generates the other four, from are linked, for the form of the “astrologer’s si
which the ethereal stellar and planetary cross” was traditionally used to represent the th
bodies are made, and which exists only in Evangelists: St. John’s eagle (equated with c
the heavenly sphere.) Scorpio and the element of air) standing on th
Although it was the ancient Greeks, and the northerly point; St. Luke’s ox (related th
specifically Empedocles (c.490–30 bc), who to Taurus and the element of earth) in the g
formalized the elemental theory, they had south; St. Matthew’s angel (Aquarius and
inherited a concept so ancient that scholars water) in the west; and St. Mark’s lion (Leo A
believe it stretches back to Neolithic times, and fire) in the east. A
and perhaps even beyond. Some speculate In a further refinement of the macro- w
that it was derived from the early human cosmic-microcosmic elemental concept in E
realization that corpses can only be dis- relation to the human body, medieval phy- fo
posed of satisfactorily by four means: bury- sicians not only believed that each zodiacal a
ing them in the earth; throwing them into sign governed a particular limb or organ, but ti
a body of water, there to sink to the bottom also that four elemental “humors” flowed e
of a river, sea or lake bed; allowing carrion through the body, and that certain ailments th
birds, such as vultures, to swoop from the were caused by an imbalance of these. The th
air and feast on the remains; or cremating element of earth was equated with black a
them on a pyre. Thus the human body was bile, and the melancholic humor; water with w
perceived to be reclaimed by the elements phlegm, and thus the phlegmatic humor; air a
after death, to dissolve into its elemental was associated with the blood, and hence G
component parts, and then to be ecologi- with the sanguine humor; and fire with th
cally reconstituted. And just as the planets choler (yellow bile), and the choleric humor. B
were personified as gods, so most sacred The twelve zodiacal signs are divided g
beliefs elevated the elements to deified sta- into four trigons, or triplicities, each of ifi
tus, venerating an Earth Mother, such as which corresponds to an element: the fiery sp
the Greco-Roman Demeter (Ceres) or a (masculine) trigon, comprising Aries, Leo C
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es and Sagittarius; the airy (masculine) trigon,


n containing Gemini, Libra and Aquarius;
r, the watery (feminine) trigon, consisting
d of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces; and the
earthy (feminine) trigon of Taurus, Virgo
- and Capricorn. Each element is believed
d to influence the personality: fire bestows
- vitality and aggression; air, intellectual
s, aspiration and volatility; water, gentleness
t, and changeability; and earth, patience and
m solidity. People born under the first zodiacal
’s sign within each trigon (e.g., Aries within
e the fiery trigon) are said to manifest these
h characteristics in their purest form, while
n those whose natal signs are second and From Kepler’s The Rudolphine Tables (1627).
d third in a trigon will possess these traits in
e gradually decreasing degrees. of days listed in the Old Testament book
d of creation, Genesis (but also, in esoteric
o Astrological Governance of Time thought, with the planets).
Astrological precepts are inextricably linked The four elements are said to corre-
- with the measurement of time—cosmic and spond to the cardinal directions and sea-
n Earthly. Thus the symbolism of the number sons: earth representing the south and fall;
- four is harnessed to the planets, which water, the west and winter; air, the north
al are associated with the idea of dividing and spring; and fire, the east and summer
ut time into “world periods,” a concept that (although these designations can vary). The
d exists within most sacred traditions, from Mesopotamian civilizations distinguished
ts the Mesoamerican to the Zoroastrian, to three seasons: spring, summer and winter;
e the Hindu, Greco-Roman and Christian, while the inhabitants of more northerly,
k among others. Ovid (43 bc–ad 18), in his harsher, climes recognized only two: sum-
h work Metamorphoses I, specifies four such mer and winter. As with so many con-
ir ages, of decreasing levels of perfection: the ventions, it was the ancient Greeks who
e Golden Age, under the rulership of Saturn; introduced the additional season of fall,
h the Silver Age, dominated by Jupiter; the thus harmonizing the seasons both numer-
r. Bronze/Brazen Age, and the Iron Age (the ically and symbolically with the elements
d governing deities of the latter are not spec- and directions. In fact, the Greek word horae
of ified). St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430) (“hours”), signifying the four goddesses who
y specified seven ages in De Civitate Dei (The represented the seasons, was also used to
o City of God), connected to the number describe the four quadrants of the cosmos.
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o
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Astronomical diagrams in the 1728 publication Cyclopedia. o
h
Spring denotes the time when nature March 22 and 24). By April 30, May Eve, k
awakens after its long sleep. The vernal the burgeoning of nature was evident, and to
equinox, which falls around March 21, was the Romans dedicated their licentious fes- 2
especially significant in sacred pagan rites: tivities of May 1 to the fertility goddesses fe
for example, it marked the beginning of the Floralia or Maia, while the Celts honored 1
ancient Roman hieros gamos (held between their Sun god Beli at the feast of Beltane. In w
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the medieval Christian books of hours, the new one began. The fact that it was regarded
spring zodiacal constellations were equated as a dangerous night, when a cosmic crack
with agricultural “labors of the months,” in time allowed the ghostly inhabitants of
Aries being associated with the pruning of the “other world” to roam abroad, is still
vines, for instance; Taurus with the planting reflected in today’s Hallowe’en celebrations.
of flowers and training of vines; and Gemini Winter is a barren, cheerless season, but
with the scything of grass. also promises the coming of spring, and at
The arrival of summer is heralded by the winter solstice (around December 21),
the summer solstice, which usually falls which ancient civilizations equated with
around June 21, a time when the prospect the rebirth of the solar god, this promise of
of the Sun’s descent and the coming win- regeneration was celebrated in such festivi-
ter caused pagan peoples to burn fires to ties as the Roman Saturnalia, those in honor
the Sun to encourage its eventual return. of Sol Invictus, and the Teutonic Yule. (Thus
Important summer festivals included the the Christian commemoration of the birth
Celtic Lughnasha on August 1—a sociable of Christ on December 25, and the riotous
occasion when the grain god Lug was cele- behavior associated with New Year’s Eve
brated with games and feasting. Traditional in modern times, both recall ancient pagan
summer activities include the reaping of festivals). Other fertility rites, including
harvests sown in spring, and the summer the Celtic Imbolc (February 1), also looked
zodiacal signs reflected this emphasis— forward to the spring with activities tradi-
Cancer, haymaking; Leo, the scything and tionally associated with the zodiacal signs of
threshing of corn; and Virgo, the gathering winter: Capricorn governing the slaughter
of fruits. of pigs and baking; Aquarius, the felling of
Fall is a somewhat melancholy period, trees; and Pisces the grafting of fruit-bear-
a transitional season when winter’s chill ing trees.
begins to manifest itself even while the Sun
still warm the Earth. The labors over which Lunar Calendars
the zodiacal signs held sway reflect this
duality, for Libra presided over the trad- Today the Western world measures time in
ing of grapes; Scorpio over the distillation accordance with the solar calendar, and dates
of wine into casks; and Sagittarius over the its years from the birth of Christ. (Since
harvesting of olives and the collection of 1582, when the Gregorian calendar of Pope
e, kindling. Pagan tribes held ceremonial rites Gregory XIII replaced the Julian calendar
d to mark the fall equinox around September devised by Julius Caesar in 46 bc, inaccu-
- 21, but perhaps the most important Celtic racies have been prevented by restricting
es festival was that of Samhain, on November century leap years to those divisible by four
d 1, when, according to the lunar calendar, it hundred.) Yet many of the world’s major
n was believed that the old year ended and the religions order their sacred calendars by
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lunar months according to ancient custom. the children of Israel, while the Sun rep- it
Archaeological and historical evidence resents Gentiles (all other peoples). At the th
indicates that the Mesopotamian astrono- start of each month, the birth of the new z
mers disregarded the position of the Sun in Moon (molad) may be greeted with ritual it
their observations, concentrating on that of rejoicing called rosh chodesh. Since medie- in
the Moon for the purposes of lunar worship. val times, years have been counted from the th
Indeed, most ancient religions venerated date when God is believed to have created it
the Moon, both because of its constantly the world, that is, 3760 bc. D
changing shape which associated it with Like the Jewish calendar, that of p
the cycle of life: birth (the new Moon); Hinduism is lunar-based, although it is it
growth (the waxing, crescent Moon); matu- modified by the addition of a month every th
rity (the full Moon); decline (the waning, two-and-a-half years to bring it into line to
crescent Moon); death (the “black” Moon, with the solar cycle. Each lunar month is e
comprising the three or four days when the thought of as consisting of two light (shukra),
Moon appears to be invisible); and rebirth positive weeks, indicated by the waxing of c
(the new Moon again.) Another factor in the Moon, and two dark (krishna), negative o
its worship was the mysterious lunar effect weeks, heralded by the Moon’s waning. The d
on the ebb and flow of tides and its appar- Islamic religious calendar is also lunar-based, th
ent effect upon menstrual cycles. It is said from the date of Mohammed’s migration Th
that the Roman emperor Numa Pomphilius (hejira) from Mecca to Medina (September a
(8th century bc) increased the number 622 ad). This is the starting point not only th
of months comprising a year from ten to for the calculation of years, but also for the e
twelve in order to regulate the lunar and month (in this case muharram) that opens a
solar cycles, thus instigating a conscious the new year. Even Christianity, most of so
shift in importance from the Moon to the whose feasts and saints’ days are celebrated Th
Sun in Western thought. on fixed annual dates, retains the influence te
The Jewish calendar (huach ha-shanah) is of the lunar calendar in the moveable date a
primarily lunar, although it includes adjust- of Easter Sunday (commemorating Christ’s a
ments (the addition of an extra month resurrection), which may fall on any Sunday th
between February and March seven times between March 21 and April 25, accord- la
within every nineteen years) related to the ing to when the Moon first becomes full C
solar cycle. Thus ritual celebrations of agri- after the vernal equinox. (Christianity and th
cultural origin, such as the sukkoth harvest Judaism’s shared sacred history closely links ta
festival, do not fall out of synchronicity this date with that of the Jewish Passover, re
with the seasons (the lunar year is some when Christ suffered). n
eleven days shorter than the solar). Such Although astrology is heliocentric sh
is the ancient importance of the Moon in rather than lunacentric today, the Moon su
Judaism that it is symbolically equated with remains an extremely significant force: as te
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- it progresses
e through the Chinese
w zodiacal signs, Astrology
al it exerts a strong The Chinese calen-
- influence over dar is among the
e the Earth and most ancient of
d its inhabitants. the world’s surviv-
During those ing cultures. Based
of periods when primarily on the lunar
is it is between cycle, along with numerical
y the signs, it is said and other astronomical observa-
e to be “void in course,” its absence threat- tions, it is not only extremely complex, but
is ening dangerous instability. is inseparable from the indigenous system
), Of further significance in astrologi- of astrology—one that now rivals that of
of cal calculations are the Moon’s two nodes, the West in terms of popularity. In a modi-
e or “dragon points” (so called because a fied form, Chinese astrology also forms the
e dragon was envisaged as swallowing and basis of the Japanese tradition, as well as
d, then regurgitating the celestial bodies). that practiced by Lamaist priests in Tibet.
n The Dragon’s Head (Caput Draconis), the Chinese astrology, ming shu (“the reckoning
er ascending, northern node, denotes where of fate”), is said to have been instituted by
y the Moon’s orbit crosses that of the Earth’s the “Yellow Emperor,” Huang Ti, in 2637
e ecliptic as the latter rotates around the Sun; bc. He and his successors were divinely
ns and the Dragon’s tail (Carda Draconis), or generated—“sons of heaven,” who were
of southern node, which lies directly opposite. considered directly responsible for ensur-
d The Dragon’s Head and Tail are respectively ing celestial harmony in the realm. Chinese
e termed Lo-hou and Chi-tu by Chinese astrologers regard their craft as more predic-
e astrologers, and Ratu and Ketu by Indian tive than that of their Western counterparts
’s astrological practitioners. In ancient times (who prefer to regard their conclusions as
y the lunar nodes were important to the calcu- indicative), and in order to ascertain a per-
- lation of solar and lunar eclipses, but today son’s destiny, knowledge of the precise time
ll Chinese and Indian astrologers consider and place of birth is crucial.
d them especially important for the interpre-
ks tation of horoscopes. They are believed to The Chinese Zodiac
r, represent the subject’s karma—the northern Although they are said to date back to
node showing areas in which improvements 3000 bc, it is speculated that the creatures
c should be made in life; and the southern, the now associated with the zodiac entered
n subject’s genetic inheritance (or the charac- Chinese astrology around the first cen-
as teristics that stem from a former existence). tury ad, and that they were derived from
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a Western exemplar brought to China by birth, so in the Chinese system the influ- W
Turkish traders. The more conventional ence of the creature that prevailed at the H
view is that they were introduced during hour of birth is said to affect the way in C
the T’ang dynasty, around ad 600, and which people present themselves to others, h
indicated the animals that should be sac- according to the “personality” of the animal
rificed on the opening of each month or that governs the double-hour concerned. Th
year, for unlike the Western signs, these P
creatures do not represent the names of The Rat (da shu) E
the zodiacal constellations. The identi- Polarity: yang D
ties of the twelve signs are explained by Element: water W
the Buddhist legend that before his death Direction: north H
Buddha summoned all the animals on Western equivalent: Sagittarius C
Earth to him: only twelve responded (the Hours of ascendance: 11 p.m. to 1 p.m. a
rat narrowly beating the ox to arrive first), Characteristics bestowed: positive action,
and he rewarded them by naming a year fortune, wealth and expansion Th
after each. The twelve are neatly divided P
into two additional categories: wild crea- The Ox (buffalo or cow, nion) E
tures (the rat, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake Polarity: yin D
and monkey) and domesticated ones (the Element: water W
ox, horse, goat, cock, dog and pig); and Direction: north-northeast H
those that are respectively yin and yang. Western equivalent: Capricorn C
Such signs alternate throughout the cycle Hours of ascendance: 1 a.m. to 3 a.m. a
of the zodiac, with each yang creature Characteristics bestowed: patience,
paired with a yin animal (the yang rat and industriousness and responsibility Th
yin ox, for example) in a conflicting-com- P
plementing partnership. The Tiger (po hon) E
Although the animals are now said to Polarity: yang D
govern each month, as well as two hours of Element: wood W
every day, their real importance lies in each Direction: east-northeast H
creature’s rulership of a year, resulting in Western equivalent: Aquarius C
a zodiacal cycle of twelve lunar years. The Hours of ascendance: 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. o
zodiac itself is represented as a “year tree,” Characteristics bestowed: power, aggression
consisting of twelve branches under which and impulsiveness Th
the creatures graze. People’s personalities P
are said to be influenced by the nature of The Rabbit (or hare, tu ze) E
the creature in whose year they were born. Polarity: yin D
Just as Western astrology acknowledges the Element: wood W
importance of the ascendant sign at time of Direction: east H
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- Western equivalent: Pisces Characteristics bestowed: sensitivity,


e Hours of ascendance: 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. compassion and gentleness
n Characteristics bestowed: good fortune,
s, harmony and sensitivity The Monkey (hou)
al Polarity: yang
The Dragon (long) Element: metal
Polarity: yang Direction: west-southwest
Element: wood Western equivalent: Leo
Direction: east-southeast Hours of ascendance: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Western equivalent: Aries Characteristics bestowed: intelligence,
Hours of ascendance: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. versatility and humor
Characteristics bestowed: energy, egotism
and enthusiasm The Rooster (cock, ji)
Polarity: yin
The Snake (or serpent, sue) Element: metal
Polarity: yin Direction: west
Element: fire Western equivalent: Virgo
Direction: south-southeast Hours of ascendance: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Western equivalent: Taurus Characteristics bestowed: critical faculties,
Hours of ascendance: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. pride and independence
Characteristics bestowed: shrewdness, stealth
and mystery The Dog (gou)
Polarity: yang
The Horse (ma) Element: metal
Polarity: yang Direction: west-northwest
Element: fire Western equivalent: Libra
Direction: south Hours of ascendance: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Western equivalent: Gemini Characteristics bestowed: loyalty, fairness and
Hours of ascendance: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. straightforwardness
Characteristics bestowed: determination,
optimism and fickleness The Pig (or boar, zhu)
Polarity: yin
The Goat (ram or sheep, yang) Element: water
Polarity: yin Direction: north-northwest
Element: fire Western equivalent: Scorpio
Direction: south-southwest Hours of ascendance: 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Western equivalent: Cancer Characteristics bestowed: good humor,
Hours of ascendance: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. sensuality and honesty
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possess the potential to produce perfection C


The Lunar Mansions
when in harmony, each element possessing la
Another significant convention to be con- both yang (the masculine, solar, active prin- n
sidered is the Chinese custom of dividing ciple), and yin (the female, lunar, passive e
the year into twenty-eight lunar hsiu, “man- force) aspects. The twelve zodiacal creatures se
sions” (the palaces in which the Moon god- and the years over which they preside are, v
dess resides every night in rotation during however, one or the other—each positive a
her passage across the sky). Each is equated year (perhaps that of the rat), being fol- e
with a ruling spirit and animal, as well as a lowed by a negative one (the year of the ox). ti
Taoist disciple of the immortal T’ung-t’ien The theory underlying the five elements re
Chiao-chu (the first, for example, is the drag- is similar to the Western view: all manifes- th
on’s horn, whose animal is the scaly dragon; tations of cosmic energy (also called ch’i) are
whose spirit is Teng Yo, and whose disciple is contained within them. The elements exist e
named as Po-lin Tao-jen), and whose name in a constant, cyclical state of engagement d
also corresponds to a day. In many respects, a and battle for supremacy, explained by the e
greater parallel can be drawn between these fact that metal implements can be used to it
lunar mansions and the Western zodiacal fell trees (wood); wood takes essential nour- a
constellations than between the latter and ishment from the earth; earth hinders the (p
the twelve Chinese beasts of the constel- flow of water; water extinguishes fire; and e
lations, for the hsiu are said to exist within fire can melt metal. In the reverse aspect, e
the constellations that lie along the celestial metal can be used to contain water; water y
equator, through which the Moon passes. gives life to trees, and thus wood; wood w
gives energy to fire; the ashes produced by th
The Chinese Elements fire nurture the earth; and metal ore comes y
A vital component of Chinese astrology, as from the earth. g
of Western astrology, is the modifying influ- As in Western thought, the five Chinese e
ence of the elements (wu hsing). However, elements are also associated with the sea- th
in Chinese astrological thought—also said sons (the fifth season briefly separating w
to have been originated by Huang Ti, but summer and fall). The twenty-eight constel-
formalized by Tsou Yen (305–240 bc)— lations are traditionally divided among the M
these number five, rather than four: water, four quarters of the universe, each quadrant D
fire, earth, metal and wood (the latter two being allocated a season and guardian crea- S
replacing and supplementing the fourth ture. East is the season of spring, protected C
Western element of air, which the Chinese by the green dragon; south, summer, and the C
regard as ch’i, the breath of life). The scarlet phoenix (feng huang); west, fall and n
Chinese elemental theory is bound up with the white tiger or unicorn (kylin); and north,
the Taoist belief in the cosmic polarities of winter, with a black tortoise encircled by a W
yin and yang, which exist in opposition yet snake. The center of this quadrant represents D
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n China. Just as much Western symbolism is Season: winter


g largely informed by the number four—the Color: blue
- number of the Western elements—so the Characteristics bestowed: compassion,
e elemental number of five is used to repre- flexibility, nervousness and hypersensitivity
es sent such sacred concepts as the number of
e, virtues, blessings and books of ritual, as well Wood
e as the five emperors of heaven (wu ti). The Direction: east
- elements also play a vital part in the prac- Season: spring
). tice of feng shui, which seeks to identify and Color: green
ts rectify any kind of elemental imbalance in Characteristics bestowed: creativity,
- the landscape. cooperation, impatience and lack of focus
e In order to determine your own personal
st element, it is necessary to consult tables to Fire
nt discover, in order of their significance: the Direction: south
e element of your year of birth (perhaps pos- Season: summer
o itive fire); the element associated with the Color: red
- animal sign that governs your natal year Characteristics bestowed: dynamism, passion,
e (perhaps the rooster, which is negative); the egotism, pride, frustration and recklessness
d element that governs your hour of birth; the
t, element that presides over the month of Earth
er your birth; and the element that is linked Direction: the center
d with your country of birth. The element Color: yellow
y that occurs most frequently is regarded as Characteristics bestowed: patience,
es your dominant sign, and thus the stron- practical skills, caution and stubbornness
gest personality indicator, although ideally
e each element should be represented within
- this grouping of five in order to produce a Other Tr aditionS
g well-balanced personality. It is generally (though not universally)
- accepted that the form of astrology practiced
e Metal in India today originated in Mesopotamia,
nt Direction: west the “cradle of civilization.” Indian astrology
- Season: fall is closely interlinked with other forms of
d Color: white Hindu mystical tradition, such as kundalini
e Characteristics bestowed: fairness, determi- yoga, and shares the microcosmic-mac-
d nation, inflexibility and melancholy rocosmic theories that assumed such
h, vital importance in traditional Western
a Water astrology. Thus, for example, it is said that
ts Direction: north while a fetus is growing in the womb two
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chakras (“wheels”) are simultaneously being Constructing a a


formed within the unborn child. One, the ti
twelve-segmented pingala, corresponds to Horoscope n
the signs of the solar zodiac, and the other, Astrologers believe that by charting the ti
the ina, comprises twenty-eight compo- positions of the luminaries, planets and a
nents, each of which is zodiacal constel­ lations at a
equated with a house of the the exact time of a person’s w
lunar zodiac. This theory birth (or, indeed, a nation’s si
implies that people harbor inception), valuable con- c
these dual forms of physi- clusions as to that person’s tu
cal horoscope within their personality and potential, h
bodies. as well as possible future fo
Based primarily on the challenges, can be drawn by th
Chinese system of astrology, interpreting the influences il
the Tibetan tradition differs that prevailed when they th
subtly from its parent. The came into the world. ti
Chinese rat, for instance, The charting of a horo- ti
is replaced by a mouse, scope is a highly skilled a
the rabbit by a hare, and art, which requires a pro- o
the rooster by an unspeci- found knowledge and si
fied bird. The influence of understanding of the com- d
Indian astrological beliefs plex principles and inter- c
is also evident in those of relationships that govern
its geographical neighbor, astrology. Consulting an T
and the Lamaist astrolo- experienced astrologer, or Th
Indian astrology.
gers (tsi-pa) practice any of perhaps taking advantage te
three types of interpretation and prediction: of the detailed, but now readily accessible, c
the Chinese-influenced system of jung-tsi, information stored in dedicated comput- th
in which yin and yang, the five elements, er-software packages, is recommended. w
and twelve animals all play a crucial part; In order to compile as accurate a picture th
kar-tsi, whose origins are believed to lie in as possible, it is vital to know the subject’s so
Hindu kalachakra tantric principles, and exact time of birth, and also his or her birth- a
which employs nine planets, twelve houses place: any variation in these two crucial fac- ti
(i.e., zodiacal signs), and twenty-seven con- tors can lead to a distorted or false reading. is
stellations; and wang-char, a numerological Once armed with the date and place of S
and talismanic system that its adherents the subject’s birth, the astrologer will con- a
believe was taught to human beings by the sult a tabular daily listing (ephemeris) to in
Hindu god Shiva himself. ascertain the positions of the Sun, Moon c
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and planets within the zodiac at that par- indicator is the ascendant, or rising sign (for
ticular moment in “sidereal” time (astro- which knowledge of the subject’s time and
nomical, rather than artificially regulated date of birth is especially vital). Situated on
e time, such as Greenwich Mean Time). An the cusp of the first house, it reveals further
d atlas is also needed to calculate the latitude information about the subject’s personality,
at and longitude of the place of birth, which especially his or her means of expression. The
’s will then be added or subtracted from the planet that rules the zodiacal sign situated on
’s sidereal time to calculate the astronomically the ascendant is the subject’s ruling planet.
- correct time of birth. This information, in The descendant sign, on the cusp of the
’s turn, will enable the astrologer to draw up a seventh house, imparts information about
l, horoscope according to a prescribed circular the subject’s unconscious mind, while the
e format, in which the zodiacal signs occupy midheaven sign, on the cusp of the fourth
y the outer band at 30° intervals, with the sig- house, represents the zenith, or highest point
es ils of the luminaries and planets placed at in terms of potential success, and the imum
y the appropriate points. The tenth and twen- coeli, on the cusp of the tenth house, indicates
tieth degree of the circle are often differen- a person’s lowest point, or nadir.
- tiated by long lines, while the fifth, fifteenth
d and twenty-fifth are identified by dotted, The Houses
- or shorter, lines. Within the elliptic of each Next the astrologer will consider the impli-
d sign are further subdivisions: the thirty cations of the planets’ position within the
- degrees themselves, and the three groups twelve houses (represented as twelve seg-
- consisting of ten degrees (the decans). ments) that hold sway over various aspects
n of daily life, and through which the zodi-
n The Hemispher es acal bodies pass every twenty-four hours.
or The circle is further divided into four quar- According to the mundane-house system,
e ters, or hemispheres, signifying the four which equates the houses with the zodiacal
e, cardinal points: the ascendant (ASC) in signs, each house has a specific area of influ-
- the east; the descendent (DSC) in the ence traditionally dictated by its zodiacal
d. west; midheaven, or mediumcoeli (MC) in sign and its ruling planet:
e the north; and the immum coeli (IC) in the
’s south. Thus the horoscope may be regarded I: personality, appearance and beginnings
- as a sort of cosmic map of the heavens at the (Aries/Mars)
- time of the subject’s birth. The Sun sign, that II: financial concerns, possessions and
. is, the zodiacal constellation occupied by the growth (Taurus/Venus)
of Sun at the time of birth, is the most import- III: communication skills, siblings and
- ant component in the horoscope, for this mundane matters (Gemini/Mercury)
o indicates the subject’s dominant personal IV: the childhood environment, parents and
n characteristics. The second most significant background (Cancer/The Moon)
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V: creativity and children (Leo/The Sun) The Aspects T


VI: health and work (Virgo/Mercury)
VII: relationships (Libra/Venus) Another consideration to be evaluated is the S
VIII: spirituality, inner motivations and planetary aspects, or the angular relation of o
change (Scorpio/Pluto) the planets to each other according to the b
IX: philosophical considerations and learn- number or degrees between them. Because a
ing (Sagittarius/Jupiter) each planet travels through the zodiac at a to
X: professional concerns and ambition different speed, their position varies, and may ti
(Capricorn/Saturn) be determined either by calculation or by a o
XI: friendship and group activities useful device termed an aspect finder. The v
(Aquarius/Uranus) aspects may exert either a positive or negative to
XII: uncertainty, privacy and karma (Pisces/ influence. The conjunction (and the self-ex- d
Neptune) planatory parallel), in which planets occupy d
the same point, within 8° of each other, can w
If planets fall within their “own” houses, be either beneficial or difficult, depending is
they are said to exert a harmonious influence. on the characteristics of the specific planets. th
Yet just as the location of planets within The quincunx or inconjunct, in which planets c
zodiacal signs can cause subtle changes are placed 150° apart, can indicate complica- e
in personality, their placement within the tions, while the quintile (72°) and biquintile e
houses also indicates a distinctive synergy (144°) exert a mildly positive influence. m
between house and planet (the Moon in The positive, or “benefic” aspects are: re
the first house, for example, indicates a The semisextile, 30°=an easy relationship;
self-absorbed character, while Jupiter sug- the sextile, 60°=communication ability; the
gests an expansive, optimistic personality). trine, 120°=great creativity. The negative, or
W
The houses are numbered counterclockwise “malefic” aspects are: the semisquare, 45°=dif- “
from the eastern horizon, running full cir- ficulties; the square, 90°=a tense relationship; o
cle through the zenith. Those houses that the sesquiquadrate, 135°=stressful interac- b
fall within the eastern half of the circle are tion; and the opposition, 180°=conflict and P
in the ascendant (as indicated by the first), frustration. a
and those on the western are descendant Note that conflicting aspects may cancel c
(marked by the seventh). The houses are each other out. The aspects of the planets P
further categorized as angular (comprising should be recorded in the following order: ru
I, IV, VII, and X); succeedent (II, V, VIII, the Moon in relation to Mercury, Venus, the w
and XI); and cadent (III, VI, IX, and XII), Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune p
in which the angularly placed planets initi- and Pluto; then Mercury in relation to the p
ate particular circumstances, to be modified subsequent planets, followed by a similar ru
by the succeedent and finally the cadent process for Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, g
houses. Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. n
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The Cusps
e Some individuals are born on the “cusp”
of of two zodiacal signs, that is, “on the line”
e between the ending of one zodiacal sign
e and the beginning of another, may be said
a to have a combination of the characteris-
y tics inherent in each. Because the exact date
a of the Sun’s entry into each zodiacal sign
e varies from year to year, a natal chart specific
e to the individual is necessary, in order to
- determine exactly where the subject’s birth-
y day lies in relation to the two, and therefore
n whether the influence of the departing sign
g is greater, or (more usually), if it is that of
s. the incoming sign. In determining potential
ts compatibility with others born under differ-
- ent signs, those born on the cusp should be
e especially aware of their decanates, which
must be determined accurately to serve as
Compatibility is an inexact science…
e: reliable clues to harmonious relationships.
p; The astrologer’s ability to predict a suc-
e cessful love match is subject to many vaga-
or
Well-star r ed? ries and qualifications, of course. Reading
- “We must resemble each other a little in an astrological analysis of how you and your
p; order to understand each other, but we must lover’s signs or dates of birth relate to one
- be a little different to love each other.” So said another can give you valuable insight into
d Paul Géraldy in L’Homme et L’Amour (1951), your relationship, but don’t be despondent
and this appears to hold true in astrologi- if your planetary influences, elements or
el cal compatibility patterns. Cancerians and or polarities clash. In this book the most
ts Pisceans are perhaps the exceptions to this well-starred relationships are indicated for
r: rule, since they are often most compatible each day of the year, but there are so many
e with those of their own sign, whereas most other influences that can interact with the
e people are more likely to be best suited to date of birth (such as your year of birth, for
e partners born under another sign. For water- example) that you should try to regard all
ar ruled Pisces and Cancer, each partner can astrological advice as a potential source of
r, give the other the tenderness and supportive empowerment for improving your relation-
nurturing that both crave. ship, where your characteristics clash.
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d
Advice to R eaders m
The personality profiles and listings of sig- si
nificant events for each day of the year that 2
follow have been constructed broadly on th
the principles of the Western astrological th
tradition. In discussing the evolution and to
tenets of the various forms of astrology st
and calendrical traditions that were—and p
still are—practiced throughout the world, d
it is clear that no system stands alone: each in
is predicated upon similar, and sometimes
identical, beliefs—especially with regard st
to macrocosmic-microcosmic theory— in
even if specific names and refinements of so
practice vary to some degree. Thus astrol- a
ogy is both global and holistic in its nature h
and resonance, and no variant should be th
regarded as separate from, or contradic- p
tory to, another. Indeed, each could be in
regarded as a vital strand in a richly var- p
iegated fabric. n
There are a number of points that the q
reader should bear in mind when consult- tl
ing this book. The day on which the Sun m
enters each sign of the zodiac is not a fixed a
date, but varies from year to year. Therefore, ra
while the dates marking the beginning Galileo consulting the constellations.
and end of each zodiacal period (sign and C
decan) as given here are traditional, they th
were originally instigated for reasons of nearest personality profiles on either side d
convenience rather than accuracy. This of this birth date may be more pertinent to fo
means, for example,that a person born on the individual than that given for July 21. c
July 21, 1929—on the cusp of Cancer and Each degree (or day) is part of a larger a
Leo—should be aware that the degree of grouping of ten—a decan, or decanate—a th
the zodiacal sign—the correct indicator— system devised by the ancient Egyptians p
may not accord with the day of the month to help them locate fixed stars. Each sign E
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decanate covering 0° to 10° of the seg- experiences that have shaped him or her
ment of the zodiacal circle occupied by the since birth, his or her knowledge, percep-
sign; the second, 11° to 20°; and the third tions and desires. So in reading the natal
21° to 30°). In this book, the decans have observations and advice contained here,
their traditional positions, but remember the birthday person should remember that
that just as the correspondence of degrees they represent a framework within which
to dates varies by specific years, so do the individual char­acter­istics and predilections
starting and ending dates of each decan’s may vary greatly.
period of influence (because there are 360 Remember, too that we are all con-
degrees in the zodiacal circle, but 365 days stantly evolving, so that while one may not
in the year—except for leap years). immediately recognize or concur with the
To gain more than a general under- personality summary presented, the pas-
standing of, and guide to, the astrological sage of time and intervening events may
influences that govern an individual’s per- make the words ring truer when consulted
sonality, it is vital to consult a reputable later. Do use the space provided on each
astrologer, who will draw up a detailed page for notes of any observations that
horoscope showing the exact position of may be transient, or perhaps puzzle you
the planets and zodiacal constellations that at first reading. Alternatively, this space
prevailed at the time of birth, and will help may be used to record relevant notes about
interpret and draw lessons from the com- friends or family members.
plex information revealed. Astrology does Finally, the question of free will must be
not promise concrete answers to specific taken into account. Throughout their lives
questions: like life itself, it operates in sub- people are presented with choices, faced
tle and infinitely variable ways. The infor- with paths whose direction, if followed,
mation that it yields should be regarded as may change them irrevocably. Astrology
an enlightening guide to one’s potential guides, but does not dictate, and while it
rather than as tablets set in stone. offers sound advice, it is up to individuals
The noted British astrologer Robert to take responsibility for themselves and
Currey urges his clients to remember while determine their own destiny—for better
they are digesting the “cosmic inheritance” or for worse. For, as Paracelsus commented
e detailed in the horoscopes that he prepares astutely in Astronomia Magna (1537): “The
o for them: “Your genes and environmental stars must obey man and be subject to him,
conditions, such as your upbringing, are and not he to the stars. Even if he is a child
er also key influences...astrology can reveal of Saturn and if Saturn has overshadowed
a the impact of these conditions and your his birth, he can master Saturn and become
ns perception of them in surprising ways.” a child of the Sun.”
n Every person is an individual—no one
st else shares the genetic inheritance, the
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a Aries
March 21 to April 20

Ruling planet: Mars Element: Cardinal fire


Symbol: Ram Polar ity: Positive (masculine) Colors: White, red
Physical cor r espondence: Head, brain
Stones: Amethyst, ruby, diamond
Flowers: Hollyhock, carnation, poppy, thistle, geranium

A ries is traditionally the first sign of the zodiac. Its ascendancy during the first month
of the Northern Hemisphere’s spring associates it with the burgeoning of life and
the renewal of solar energy following winter, and thus with new beginnings. The ancient
Egyptians identified the ram with their creator deity, the Sun-god Amon Ra, who was
usually portrayed crowned with rams’ horns. According to the Arab astronomer Abumsasr,
the cosmos itself was created when the major planets were conjoined within the sign of
Aries. While the Hindu zodiac equates Aries, as Mesha or Aja, with a ram or goat
respectively, and the Persians termed it “the lamb,” Varak, the Babylonian astronomers
regarded the sign as either Zappu, “the hair,” or Hungra, “the worker.” The ancient Greeks
called the ram of their zodiac Krios, and linked it with the golden-fleeced ram, which in
turn was linked with Ares, the Greek god of war. The golden fleece subsequently adorned
Ares’s temple at Colchis, guarded by a fire-breathing serpent, until it was later claimed
by Jason and his Argonauts. The association of this mythical ram with the zodiacal sign
is confirmed by the shared Greek name for Mars, the ruling planet of this constellation.
It is Aries’s association with the qualities traditionally attributed to the planet Mars—
leadership, courage, aggression, and egotism—that in part defines the personal charac-
teristics of those born under this sign, complemented by those that are suggested by
the element of fire: heated emotions, vitality, and enthusiasm, but also the potential for
impatience, impulsiveness, and destruction. And, of course, the headstrong and active
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Zealous Leaders E I E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mars and Neptune
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
O thers respect March 21 people for their forthright
directness and the practical way in which they
approach life. Although they are intuitive people, they
T
mi
First cusp: Aries with Piscean prefer to express themselves through activity rather un
qualities than remaining passive in the face of a stimulating els
challenge. This is not to say that those born on this fur
Virtues
Ambitious, passionate, practical day do not possess great powers of perception and eit
reflection—on the contrary—just that they have a sit
Vices deep-rooted urge to act upon their convictions, and to
Intimidating, temperamental, see progress being made. These individuals are often de
impatient attracted to extremes, espousing the highest ideals and be
the most radical solutions, and displaying a remarkable cri
Car eers level of tenacity in promoting them. ult
Soldier, educator, CEO, As a result of their considerable energy and vision, ex
motivational speaker combined with their practical gifts of logic and orga- are
nization, little withstands March 21 people’s drive and int
Skills & Aptitudes
determination to succeed and to set an example for it
Organization, passion for progress,
leadership potential others. Furthermore, they have real leadership poten- po
tial, which they will put to especially good use in busi- mi
Famous Births ness or military careers, or as educators, where they
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685) can blaze an inspirational trail. cia
Gary Oldman (1958) These people have a tendency, however, to isolate me
Rosie O’Donnell (1962) themselves inadvertently from others, for not only see
Matthew Broderick (1962)
can they intimidate weaker characters with the inten- su
Compatible with sity and strength of their opinions, but they are also so
March 18–20, November 22–24 prone to spectacular bouts of temper when frustrated ne
or opposed. Particularly in regard to their personal pe
lives, it is vital that these people relax their standards cis
.......................................................... and expectations and demonstrate the pragmatism of ne
which they are unquestionably capable. By slowing are
..........................................................
down and opening themselves up to others, they will ris
.......................................................... find that they will receive greater understanding and
affection.
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I E I Outspoken Independents

ht
ey
ey
T he sort of people who will bluntly speak their
minds, sometimes oblivious to the offense they
might cause, those individuals born on March 22 are
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mars and Neptune
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
her uncompromisingly honest, valuing truth over anything First cusp: Aries with Piscean
ng else. Since they are brave and persistent types, they qualities
his furthermore have no fear of the consequences of
Virtues
nd either discovering or expressing the actual facts of a Energetic, honorable, honest
a situation.
to It is just as well that these rabble-rousing indepen- Vices
en dent agents are generally impervious to opposition, Outspoken, stubborn, brash
nd because few people relish hearing an unvarnished
ble critique of their faults, while those who harbour Car eers
ulterior agendas will resent having their real motives Scientist, researcher, engineer,
on, exposed to the world. It is not that these people IT specialist
ga- are insensitive—on the contrary, they are extremely
nd intuitive, and use this skill to bolster their position— Skills & Aptitudes
Valuing truth, independence,
for it is merely that they are willing to jeopardize their
intuition
n- popularity by refusing to pander to flattery or to sub-
si- mit to subterfuge. Famous Births
ey Such uncompromising qualities suit them espe- Louis L’Amour (1908)
cially well to such technical areas as scientific or William Shatner (1931)
ate medical research, in which concepts can indeed be Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948)
nly seen in black-and-white terms, but they will be less Reese Witherspoon (1976)
n- successful in those professions in which interper-
Compatible with
so sonal and diplomatic skills are an important compo- March 19–20, November 23–25
ed nent. In their personal liaisons, the onus is on these
nal people to temper their natural predilection for criti-
ds cism—particularly if they were also born in the Chi-
of nese year of the dragon—and to realize that not only ..........................................................
ng are they not always right, but that they will run the
..........................................................
will risk of driving away those who care for them.
nd ..........................................................
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Eager Observers E I E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mars and Neptune
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
M arch 23 individuals are fascinated by the
workings of the world—with what makes things
tick—and this propensity is especially pronounced in
T
co
First cusp: Aries with Piscean their dealings with other people. Although they will inc
qualities use their intuition and keen powers of observation tak
to gather information, these people are generally too of
Virtues
Observant, inquisitive, analytical objective and emotionally detached to be truly fired by
by compassionate sentiments and, if asked for advice, ini
Vices will give a detailed summary of the situation as they an
Critical, narcissistic, tactless perceive it, unclouded by emotion.
Yet although they may be somewhat lacking in M
Car eers empathy, human behavior as a whole intrigues those ho
Teacher, therapist, actor born on this day, and they are therefore clearly well bli
equipped for careers in teaching, psychotherapy or, ign
Skills & Aptitudes indeed, for any type of medical specialty or academic mu
Desire to understand human research. They also have the potential to be gifted pro
relationships, possession of clear
actors, for they possess the ability to model their fic- an
viewpoint, intellectual sharpness
titious characters on the traits of individuals whom be
Famous Births they have closely observed in life. to
Joan Crawford (1908) Yet this highly developed capacity to keep their
Doc Watson (1923) intellects and emotions separate does not mean that rat
Chaka Khan (1953) these people are cold fish—far from it. They enjoy he
Perez Hilton (1978) the company of others, are blessed with an infectious ap
sense of fun—particularly if they were also born in qu
Compatible with
March 20, November 23–26 the Chinese year of the goat—and approach most all
ventures in an enthusiastic and positive manner. In ing
their personal relationships they should, however, ex
try to moderate their critical tendencies, and offer en
.......................................................... those closest to them a greater level of unquestioning ca
support. They are rarely aware of the potential their th
..........................................................
stinging words may have for hurting those close to no
.......................................................... them, often unintentionally. by
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I E I Allur ing Intellectuals

he
gs
in
T hese charismatic individuals prefer simple
solutions and a direct approach in favour of more
complicated and difficult alternatives, a result of their
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mars and Neptune
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
will incisive intellectual powers and their predilection to First cusp: Aries with Piscean
on take action rather than prevaricate. These are the sort qualities
oo of people who make snap decisions—often influenced
Virtues
ed by their intuitive perceptions—and then stick to their Vigorous, imaginative, confident
ce, initial resolutions through thick and thin, regardless of
ey any obstacles that may be put in their paths. Vices
While the typically straightforward methods of Impulsive, blunt, thoughtless
in March 24 people frequently results in success, it does,
ose however, mean that these individuals may either Car eers
ell blindly follow an unfortunate course, or that they may Writer, social-media manager,
or, ignore small, but important, details. Since they are graphic designer
mic multitalented people, they will find fulfilment in any
ed professional field in which they can act independently Skills & Aptitudes
Action-oriented, rising to
fic- and imaginatively to achieve tangible results, but will
challenges, ambition
om be miserable if relegated to a passive role or required
to deal with excessive bureaucracy. Famous Births
eir Others are attracted to the optimistic, invigo- Harry Houdini (1874)
hat rating qualities that March 24 people radiate, and Steve McQueen (1930)
oy hence they may find themselves in popular demand, Jim Parsons (1973)
us a position which they rather enjoy. Indeed, they are Alyson Hannigan (1974)
in quick to reciprocate displays of affection and, as in
Compatible with
ost all other things, are open and honest in their deal- March 20, November 24–27
In ings with other people. Although they generally make
er, excellent partners, parents and friends, they should
ffer ensure—especially if they are men—that they take
ng care to moderate their natural propensity to speak ..........................................................
eir their minds bluntly on all occasions, and that they do
..........................................................
to not ignore other people’s emotional needs when fired
by an all-consuming interest in a project. ..........................................................
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Loyal Protectors E12z E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
M arch 25 people are regarded as rocks of support
by those who depend on them for advice,
practical help and empathetic commiseration. And
T
pe
indeed, these compassionate individuals have a highly an
Virtues developed sense of natural justice, while their strong me
Self-reliant, generous,
protective instincts arouse in them a fierce desire to qu
compassionate
champion the underdog and reverse any perceived ma
Vices social abuses. It helps that they are also emotionally for
Sensitive, introspective, persistent robust, self-confident and vigorous individuals, who, an
when certain of their motives and mission, will not th
Car eers allow their sense of purpose to be swayed by the ha
Police officer, social worker, lawyer, censure of those who hold conflicting convictions. of
nurse Neither are they afraid of taking an independent— ter
even isolated—stance when convinced of the need to co
Skills & Aptitudes do so. All these qualities equip these people extremely for
Generosity, empathy, compassion well for such public-service-oriented careers as the pre
military, medicine, law enforcement or social work, th
Famous Births
Gloria Steinem (1934)
and this is especially true if they were also born in the an
Aretha Franklin (1942) Chinese year of the tiger. eth
Elton John (1947) Despite their externally directed energies, March ser
Sarah Jessica Parker (1965) 25 people also have a profound requirement for peri-
ods of solitude and reflection. It is essential that they go
Compatible with make time in which to relax and be themselves, away he
November 25–27, December 1–3
from the demands of those who seek their assistance. ers
Since they are loving and generous in their personal pu
liaisons, they will find great comfort in the simple joys th
of friendship and domesticity, but will understandably ap
be deeply wounded if the loyalty that they proffer to fri
.......................................................... others is unreciprocated or—far worse—betrayed. ple
Their nearest and dearest should therefore remember is
..........................................................
that, despite their apparent strength and invincibility, od
.......................................................... these people are also vulnerable. fin
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E12z E12z Perceptive Visionar ies

ort
ce,
nd
T o many who do not know them well, it appears
that those born on March 26 are easy-going
people who wish for nothing more than a simple life,
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
hly and this is, to some extent, the case. This does not
ng mean that they are intellectually or physically lazy— Virtues
Straightforward, clear-sighted,
to quite the reverse—just that they do not believe in
practical
ed making things unnecessarily difficult or complicated
lly for themselves. Because they are inherently perceptive Vices
ho, and quick-thinking people, they are blessed with Stubborn, narrow-minded,
not the enviable gifts of clarity of vision and purpose, inflexible
he having the capacity both to cut straight to the heart
ns. of a problem and to fix their sights firmly on a long- Car eers
— term target. This mental directness is furthermore Paramedic, firefighter, artist,
to complemented by their vigor, tenacity and preference musician
ely for taking positive action rather than endlessly
he prevaricating. Along with these personal qualities, Skills & Aptitudes
Quick-witted mind, empathy, drive
rk, those born on this day have an intuitive sense of right
he and wrong, and both their human empathy and high Famous Births
ethical standards suit them especially for public- Robert Frost (1874)
ch service careers. Sandra Day O’Connor (1930)
ri- Hand in hand with their intellectual abilities also Leonard Nimoy (1931)
ey go marked qualities of sensuality and sensitivity, and Steven Tyler (1948)
ay hence these people often make talented artists, writ-
ce. ers, musicians or actors. When “off duty,” they will Compatible with
November 26–29, December 1–4
nal pursue their relationships, interests and hobbies with
oys the energy and enthusiasm that characterizes their
bly approach to their work, and thus they make popular
to friends and much-loved family members. These peo-
ed. ple will often find themselves in great demand, but it ..........................................................
ber is vital for their emotional equilibrium that they peri-
..........................................................
ty, odically withdraw from the company of others and
find time to be themselves. ..........................................................
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Charming Intellectuals E12z 12E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
A ppearances can be deceptive, and especially so
in the case of March 27 people, who frequently
hide their steely determination and capacity for
P
ind
incisive thought beneath a delightfully laid-back cen
Virtues manner. Although they are blessed with considerable req
Sociable, determined, autonomous
social skills—in part a result of their recognition for
that more can be achieved by charming rather than op
Vices
Workaholic, zealous, introspective
alienating people—they are generally concerned for
less with gaining the approval of others than with th
Car eers following their own original path through life. ind
Professor, lawyer, lecturer Indeed, those born on this day are independent cri
thinkers who set themselves high targets and then ste
Skills & Aptitudes work single-mindedly to achieve them. oft
Empathy, work ethic, ambition While they may be fired by social ideals, those
born on this day are usually far more interested in fou
Famous Births getting to the heart of a more abstract or technical int
Sarah Vaughan (1924) issue and then reinterpreting it in their characteristi- pe
Quentin Tarantino (1963)
Mariah Carey (1970)
cally logical manner—but also with some flair. These wh
Brenda Song (1988) people typically make gifted and dedicated academ- th
ics, scientists or lawyers, particularly if they were also we
Compatible with born in the Chinese year of the rooster.
November 27–30, December 1–4 Because March 27 people are intellectually curious, ob
they are interested in soliciting other people’s opin- wo
ions, but sometimes more because they want to know th
what makes them tick than out of a sense of empa- It
thy or a need to be advised. As well as being socia- to
ble, they are extremely self-reliant people, and cope ble
equally well alone or within group situations. Usually of
.......................................................... supportive and nonjudgemental with regard to their fee
friends and family, they should try to ensure, however, fra
..........................................................
that they do not ignore the basic emotional needs of de
.......................................................... those closest to them when carried along by a cause or th
an enthusiasm.
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E12z 12E R eflective R ecluses

so
tly
or
P aradoxically, although March 28 people are
naturally somewhat solitary and reflective
individuals, they frequently find themselves at the
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
ck center of attention and beset with others’ demands—
ble requests either for the pleasure of their company or Virtues
Clear-sighted, positive, determined
on for their services. Other people admire them for their
an optimistic and practical approach to life, as well as
Vices
ed for their personal charm and perceived empathy, and Insecure, overambitious,
th therefore turn to them for advice and support. And, perfectionist
fe. indeed, these individuals respond magnificently to a
nt crisis, mustering their great qualities of originality and Car eers
en steadfastness in the face of a challenge and thereby Police officer, soldier, architect
often achieving the desired outcome.
ose Rather than being motivated by feelings of pro- Skills & Aptitudes
in found compassion, however, it is the testing of their Problem-solving, attention to
cal intellectual powers and stamina to which March 28 detail, confidence
ti- people respond. This quality of emotional detachment
Famous Births
ese when occupied with the details of an issue will benefit Rudolf Serkin (1903)
m- them in such professions as the police or military, as Diane Wiest (1948)
so well as in business and the building trades. Reba McEntire (1955)
Although they are blessed with the ability to be Vince Vaughn (1970)
us, objective and realistic in their dealings with the outside
n- world, those born on this day need to feel cocooned by Compatible with
November 29–30, December 1–5
ow the loving devotion of those closest to them at home.
pa- It would surprise those who do not know them well
ia- to discover that these apparently confident and capa-
pe ble individuals are often subject to nagging feelings
lly of self-doubt—which is perhaps the reason why they
eir feel compelled to prove their worth. A stable domestic ..........................................................
er, framework within which they can retreat from outer
..........................................................
of demands and be themselves is therefore crucial to
or these people’s emotional well-being. ..........................................................
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Perceptive Leaders E12z1 E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
A lthough not driven by burning ambitions for
personal success, those individuals born on this
day may—somewhat to their surprise—find themselves
M
on
in positions of authority, for while self-glorification is wh
Virtues not one of their qualities, tenacity, perceptiveness and th
Intelligent, perceptive, logical
reliability are. March 29 people typically approach life he
in a calm and steady manner, their laid-back style and th
Vices
Opinionated, stubborn, critical
tendency toward self-effacement often masking the dr
critical and astute way in which they observe everything ha
Car eers that is going on around them. Undoubtedly sensitive,
Manager, administrator, politician, they will nevertheless use their intuitive powers like th
civil servant tools, considering every aspect of a situation, carefully als
working out their strategy, and then implementing it Th
Skills & Aptitudes with unwavering determination—a method that will in
Observational skills, strategic rarely prove unsuccessful. So positive and varied are an
thinking, reliability their many talents, that they will thrive in almost any sta
career, especially one in which their observational and wi
Famous Births
John Tyler (1790)
organizational skills can be best employed. ve
Sam Walton (1918) These self-disciplined individuals generally keep be
Walt “Clyde” Frazier (1945) their emotions to themselves in professional scenar-
Lucy Lawless (1968) ios, but are, in fact, highly opinionated, having arrived iti
at their ideological convictions by means of the same su
Compatible with considered route that characterizes their response to on
November 30, December 1–6
any intellectual challenge. However, because they are ful
extremely confident of their ground, they will stub- Be
bornly assert the validity of their convictions, even while th
remaining emotionally detached. March 29 individuals niz
are deeply affectionate and supportive in their personal ind
.......................................................... liaisons—perhaps instinctively recognizing that family su
ties and friendship offer a vital emotional release from th
..........................................................
work constraints—and are valued by their nearest and th
.......................................................... dearest for their loyal and steadfast qualities. ind
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E12z1 E12z Headstrong Cr eatives

for
his
ves
M arch 30 people cannot help but arouse strong
emotions in others—and not always positive
ones—for not only are they larger-than-life characters
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
is who dominate their immediate surroundings but, like
nd their Arian attribute, the ram, will typically put their Virtues
Driven, imaginative, fearless
ife heads down and charge at a challenge, regardless of
nd the consequences. Inevitably, their stubbornness and
Vices
he drive will lead them to make mistakes, but these people Compulsive, forceful, impulsive
ng have the intelligence to learn from past experiences.
ve, Such is their relish for experiencing everything Car eers
ke that the world has to offer, that March 30 individu- Artist, sculptor, historian
lly als will discover far more from life than from books.
it They approach everything with passionate enthusiasm Skills & Aptitudes
will in their quest for stimulation, knowledge and success, Working independently, creativity,
are and are the types to make things happen rather than thoroughness
ny standing passively on the sidelines. In doing so, they
nd will either elicit feelings of intense admiration or, con- Famous Births
Vincent van Gogh (1853)
versely, of profound irritation in others, but will never Warren Beatty (1937)
ep be ignored. Eric Clapton (1945)
ar- Because of their great sensuality and creative abil- M.C. Hammer (1962)
ed ities, these people will often achieve outstanding
me success in the arts, although their talents will usually Compatible with
to only be recognized later in life, when their youth- November 30, December 1–7
are ful rebelliousness has been tempered by maturity.
b- Because they react negatively to external constraints,
ile they are unsuited to being small cogs in large orga-
als nizations, and will only flourish when they can act
nal independently. If their personal relationships are to
ily succeed, their friends and partners will have to match ..........................................................
om their strength of character, but will also have to provide
..........................................................
nd the emotional stability necessary to ground March 30
individuals. ..........................................................
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Steadfast Progr essives E12z E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Mars
I ndividuals born on this day are valued by their
coworkers and family alike for their calm and
steady qualities. They typically keep firm control,
T
oth
imposing their logical methods on everything and th
Virtues everyone that they encounter, thereby ensuring that un
Resourceful, realistic, steadfast
their professional and personal environments remain th
organized to their liking. bir
Vices
Impatient, temperamental,
Although they work determinedly toward their th
repressive ideals and ambitions, these are never unrealistic or ins
unachievable, and, indeed, the world view of March im
Car eers 31 people is conditioned by the pragmatism that ca
Market-research analyst, allows them to readjust their approach—and com- th
accountant, financial advisor promise if necessary—if this will give them a better in
chance of success. Such willingness to be flexible if pe
Skills & Aptitudes the circumstances require it is an undoubted asset in life
Dependability, pragmatism, the business world, to which these people’s qualities An
methodical approach
suit them extremely well, especially if they were also su
Famous Births born in the Chinese year of the monkey. us
René Descartes (1596) Inherent in these individuals’ desire to effect prog- sel
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685) ress in an orderly and direct manner is their impa-
William Daniels (1927) tience with what they regard as unnecessary com- wo
Christopher Walken (1943) plications—be they impersonal obstacles impeding me
their path, or the objections of others. And while th
Compatible with they will eventually accommodate most differences ute
November 2–3, December 2–8
of opinion in the interests of pushing ahead, the pe
sources of their irritation will first have been sub- th
ject to their wrath. In their personal liaisons, March th
31 people—particularly if they are men—display pr
.......................................................... magnanimity, affection and loyalty, and expect those cer
closest to them to reciprocate in kind. If, however, lov
..........................................................
they perceive signs of insubordination, they have a dis
.......................................................... tendency to lose their tempers spectacularly. ho
pe
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E12z E A Trustworthy Optimists

eir
nd
ol,
T hose born on April 1 exude an aura of quiet
confidence that instantly inspires the trust of
others. Nor is this faith in their abilities misplaced, for
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Second decan: Personal planet is Sun
nd they are consistently competent and reliable in all their
hat undertakings. Indeed, in many respects they represent Virtues
Positive, organized, energetic
ain the complete antithesis of the fool with which their
birthday is popularly associated: dignified rather
Vices
eir than madcap personalities; focused and tenacious Self-sacrificing, emotional, nosy
or instead of flighty; and prudently cautious rather than
ch impulsively daring. Probably the only similarity that Car eers
hat can be identified between the archetypal jester and Volunteer, principal, CEO
m- those born on this day is the affection that they arouse
ter in other people. They are admired for their typically Skills & Aptitudes
if perceptive, methodical and determined approach to Goal-orientation, orderly mindset,
in life, an approach, moreover, that is always positive. systematic approach
ies And, although their main motivation is to achieve
so success in everything that they do, their ideals are Famous Births
Sergei Rachmaninov (1837)
usually realistic and rarely prompted by a desire for Toshiro Mifune (1920)
g- self-aggrandizement. Debbie Reynolds (1932)
pa- Because they are primarily task-oriented, they Susan Boyle (1961)
m- work equally well as independent agents or as team
ng members, and in the latter situation will often find Compatible with
ile themselves elected to leadership positions—a trib- November 3–4, December 3–9
ces ute to their great professionalism, thoughtfulness and
he personal magnetism. So varied are their talents that
b- they will usually excel in any career they choose, but
ch they are probably best suited to those fields in which
ay practical action is required. They generally make con-
ose cerned and caring partners, parents and friends, whose ..........................................................
er, loved ones rely on their unfailing support. An inherent
..........................................................
ea disadvantage of being regarded as a pillar of strength,
however, is that their own emotional needs may not be ..........................................................
perceived or nurtured by others.
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Fanciful Philanthropists E A E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Second decan: Personal planet is Sun
I nherent in the characters of those born on April 2
is a curious mixture of prodigious organizational
skills and extreme idealism that almost tends toward
T
wi
the otherworldly. Hence although they exhibit a do
Virtues propensity for taking direct and practical action—a de
Generous, earnest, strong-willed
gift of their ruling planet, Mars—the causes that fire ch
them may seem to others to be inadvisable at best, pe
Vices
Dramatic, controversial, outspoken
and ludicrously fanciful at worst. Because those born str
on this day possess an intuitive sense of social justice an
Car eers and therefore feel compelled to channel their energies an
Political activist, investigative toward protecting the vulnerable, weak or abused, their su
reporter, nonprofit organizer ambitions are typically of the humanitarian variety. po
The problem, however, is that while their motivations als
Skills & Aptitudes are eminently laudable, they have difficulty in inspiring oth
Organization, dependability, others with a similar sense of zeal in the pursuit of their an
protective attitude mission. It may be that they express their convictions op
too forcibly and hence frighten more cautious types, or th
Famous Births
Emile Zola (1840)
when in the thrall of all-encompassing visions appear of
Marvin Gaye (1939) to lose their sense of realism and thus fail to convince ma
Emmylou Harris (1947) others of the veracity of their beliefs. alt
Michael Fassbender (1977) Professionally, they find greatest satisfaction in as
those situations in which they can promote their pro-
Compatible with gressive visions, but not necessarily within conven- pre
November 3–4, December 4–10
tional structures—they are too libertarian to submit pla
to someone else’s party line or method. When they go
can express themselves independently—especially as ins
writers or artists—however, they have the potential to or
achieve success and acclaim, although the recognition ba
.......................................................... of others will probably not come immediately. During ing
all of life’s trials, they find enormous solace in the close the
..........................................................
emotional bonds that they typically form, and they are tha
.......................................................... valued by their nearest and dearest for the loving con- tio
cern that they display. the
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A E A Sociable Leaders

l2
nal
ard
T hose born on April 3 are highly sociable
individuals, who enjoy surrounding themselves
with other people and directing their activities. They
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Second decan: Personal planet is Sun
a do not necessarily crave leadership positions out of a
—a desire to dominate, merely that their energy, natural Virtues
Perceptive, empathetic, inspiring
fire charisma and strong views tend to attract less vibrant
st, people. It is, however, indubitably the case that these
Vices
rn strong-minded people believe that their convictions Oversensitive, headstrong, ornery
ice and organizational methods are unquestionably correct
ies and therefore seek to promote them by enlisting the Car eers
eir support of those around them. Their considerable Senator, movie director, actor
ty. powers of persuasion are aided by intuitive gifts that
ns also play a large part in informing their opinions: Skills & Aptitudes
ng others’ moods are assessed and then their own words Team leader, persuasive skills,
eir and actions are adjusted appropriately to achieve motivational ability
ns optimum results. Such interpersonal skills equip
or them well for positions in which they can take charge Famous Births
Marlon Brando and
ear of teams, and their capabilities are such that they Doris Day (1924)
nce may achieve success in any profession they choose, Jane Goodall (1934)
although they have the potential to star especially well Alec Baldwin (1958)
in as politicians, movie directors or actors. Eddie Murphy (1961)
o- There are dangers inherent in their self-certainty and
n- predilection to guide others. Although they usually dis- Compatible with
November 4–6, December 5–11
mit play a sunny, outgoing face to the world when things are
ey going their way, in difficult situations their introverted,
as insecure side comes to the fore. When they are crossed
to or let down by others, they have a tendency to react
on badly, typically either exploding with anger, or retreat-
ng ing into their shell and brooding introspectively over ..........................................................
ose the cause of their annoyance. It is therefore important
..........................................................
are that they become more realistic in their personal rela-
n- tionships, and do not punish others who fail to meet ..........................................................
their own sometimes unreasonably high expectations.
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Strong-willed Paradoxes E A E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Second decan: Personal planet is Sun
U nderlying all of the actions of those born on
April 4 is a compulsion to effect their visions,
and to do so on their own terms. Their ambitions may
T
wa
well be humanitarian ones, for these protective people am
Virtues typically exhibit great compassion and kindness to em
Strategic, decisive, ambitious
the vulnerable as a collective entity, and may therefore set
become fired with enthusiasm to implement social th
Vices
Introspective, egocentric, inflexible
progress. Surprisingly, however, they are less empathetic pr
toward individuals. This apparent paradox may have ins
Car eers various explanations: they may feel that the concerns pe
Accountant, literary professor, of those closest to them are less urgent or serious than oth
cultural-events coordinator those of the world’s downtrodden as a whole; they may all
have a misplaced suspicion of others’ motives as a result
Skills & Aptitudes of disappointments experienced in the past; or they mo
Coordination, strategy, ability to may simply be uninterested in the problems of those ye
produce successful outcomes for whom they do not feel personal sympathy. When th
they are inspired, however, they will typically throw ac
Famous Births
Hans Richter (1843)
their considerable energies, tenacity and organizational be
Muddy Waters (1915) talents into a project, giving them immense potential co
Maya Angelou (1928) for success, especially in the business and financial dig
Robert Downey, Jr. (1965) spheres, but also in the literary and performing arts. fas
Those born on this day possess a great sense of po
Compatible with self-certainty; so convinced are they of the veracity of
November 5–7, December 6–12
their convictions and approach to life that they expect int
others to conform to their views unquestioningly. th
Although they are typically affectionate and involved th
parents, partners and friends, they tend to demand be
that their personal liaisons operate on the terms that typ
.......................................................... they have set. Just as they impatiently dismiss the Pa
validity of alternative opinions in the workplace, so do ma
..........................................................
they regard any incidences of nonconformity by their of
.......................................................... nearest and dearest as tantamount to betrayal—an tio
emotional reaction that they must strive to temper. th
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A E A Ear nest Idealists

on
ns,
may
T hose born on this day are admired for their
strength of purpose and the forceful, determined
way in which they work toward achieving their
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Second decan: Personal planet is Sun
ple ambitions. Indeed, once enthralled by the light
to emanating from a star of inspiration, they will firmly Virtues
Intellectual, visionary, methodical
ore set their eyes on their vision and refuse to allow
ial themselves to be deflected from making steady
Vices
tic progress toward its attainment. The motivations that Focused, imbalanced,
ave inspire such tenacity may be varied: some April 5 self-absorbed
ns people are fired by a social or humanitarian mission,
an others by their desire to achieve perfect artistry, while Car eers
may all yearn to be the best. Social worker, sculptor, athletic
ult This determination to achieve their goals is even coach
hey more pronounced in those also born in the Chinese
ose year of the dragon. The urge to climb to the top of Skills & Aptitudes
en their professions is not fuelled by personal vanity or Persistence, pursuit of aims,
unshakable nature
ow a craving to be showered with acclaim: rather it arises
nal because they are perfectionists and feel compelled to Famous Births
ial conquer any challenge that presents itself. Their pro- Booker T. Washington (1856)
ial digious organizational powers, as well as their stead- Bette Davis (1908)
fast and logical approach, bestow on them enormous Colin Powell (1937)
of potential to realize their lofty aims. Pharrell Williams (1973)
of Despite the seriousness that they accord to their
ect intellectual pursuits, they are not wholly absorbed by Compatible with
November 6–8, December 6–13
gly. their work and, when “off duty,” play hard and enjoy
ed themselves. They are caring friends and family mem-
nd bers, who enjoy bringing pleasure to others and are
hat typically extremely indulgent with their children.
he Particularly for the men, however, their attention ..........................................................
do may frequently be distracted by the irresistible lure
..........................................................
eir of their impersonal ambitions, and insufficient atten-
an tion may be paid to meeting the emotional needs of ..........................................................
their intimate associates.
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Enlightened Intellectuals E A E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Second decan: Personal planet is Sun
T he driving force behind those born on April 6 is
their restless quest for knowledge, their urge to
uncover the true nature of a person or situation. And,
T
sid
because they learn from experience, the discoveries tow
Virtues that they make upon their voyages of learning not wh
Multitalented, scholarly, logical
only inform their future actions, but also bestow ind
upon them the ability to be open-minded, and to th
Vices
Single-minded, easily distracted,
accept the possibility of sometimes otherworldly oth
restless concepts. W
Yet despite their intellectual restlessness, these peo- ab
Car eers ple are by no means deficient in staying power, and or,
Mathematician, astrophysicist, when they meet a subject that truly absorbs their tas
pianist interest, they will employ their considerable powers of inv
logic, mental organization and tenacity in analyzing an
Skills & Aptitudes and subsequently building upon their findings. en
Observation, dedication, Such talents give those individuals born on April ru
well-rounded personality
6 the potential to be real innovators, especially in th
Famous Births the scientific field, although since they are typically wh
Harry Houdini (1874) all-rounders, they may also make gifted musicians, tem
James Dewey Watson (1928) writers, researchers or even philosophers. th
Merle Haggard (1937) Indeed, such is the variety of talents and interests
Bob Marley (1945) with which they are blessed that those born on April th
6 may initially have difficulty in either settling on ces
Compatible with their life’s vocation or committing to a life partner. th
November 7–9, December 7–14
Once they are finally established in a stable domestic th
situation they generally make loyal and supportive ma
partners and family members, and are particularly au
cherished as generous and indulgent parents. The us
.......................................................... irresistible siren call of a fascinating idea, however, ge
may cause them to drop everything in its hot pursuit, sh
..........................................................
which can temporarily distract them from their par- ru
.......................................................... enting duties. th
pe
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A E A Passionate Visionar ies

nd,
is
to T here are two distinct sides to the characters of
those born on April 7: a positive and idealistic
side, which inspires them to work unstintingly
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Second decan: Personal planet is Sun
ies toward progress; and a more negative, impatient side,
not which has a tendency to manifest itself when these Virtues
Motivated, confident, progressive
ow individuals are frustrated. Although it may seem that
to these characteristics are in direct opposition to each
Vices
dly other, they are, in fact, interlinked by cause and effect.
Aggressive, combative,
When April 7 people are seized by the desire to bring
cantankerous
o- about improvement—be it in the humanitarian sphere
nd or, more specifically, with regard to a work-related
Car eers
eir task—they will enthusiastically and whole-heartedly Medical-research analyst, band
of invest their considerable gifts of imagination, logic director, playwright
ng and tenacity into the project. When, however, they
encounter obstacles in their paths, they are prone to Skills & Aptitudes
ril rush headlong at them, and then, like the Arian goat Invest without equivocation,
in that is their astrological attribute, explode with anger hardworking, progressive
lly when their repeated butts fail to clear the way. This
Famous Births
ns, temperamental reaction is even more pronounced if
William Wordsworth (1770)
they were also born in the Chinese year of the dragon. Wayne Rogers (1933)
sts The talents of those born on April 7 are versatile: Francis Ford Coppola (1939)
ril their idealism and sensitivity indicates potential suc- Jackie Chan (1954)
on cess in literary, musical and dramatic pursuits, while
er. their inquiring minds and methodical approach suits Compatible with
tic them for scientific research. In whatever field they November 8–10, December 7–14
ve make their profession, they need to be given as much
rly autonomy as possible; they make good leaders, but
The usually only on their own terms. Similarly, although
er, generally sunny and relaxed in their personal relation- ..........................................................
uit, ships, they will chafe if restricted by others’ ground
..........................................................
ar- rules—especially in adolescence—and here again, if
things are not going their way, they are prone to tem- ..........................................................
peramental outbursts.
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Compassionate Moralists E A E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Second decan: Personal planet is Sun
T he ambitions that fuel the actions of those born
on April 8 are rather noble ones, for they yearn
to bring about global improvement, especially in social
T
gre
issues. Their humanitarian concerns and consequent are
Virtues ideals are motivated in part by feelings of compassion co
Benevolent, empathetic, protective
for unfortunate individuals suffering abuse, and in pr
part by their inherent recognition of what is correct dr
Vices
and morally just behavior. Such characteristics and for
Sacrificing, distant, stubborn
ideals equip them especially well for careers in the ide
judiciary, military or other law-enforcement agencies, Su
Car eers
Judge, military officer, police officer but the attainment of sporting goals is also starred as
by this day and, whether or not they pursue athletics su
Skills & Aptitudes professionally, most will derive great enjoyment from
Vigilance, compassion, standing up energetic physical pursuits. In the great race of life, wh
for team members these strong-willed individuals typically map out no
well-considered and direct courses of action, which de
Famous Births they then follow single-mindedly, a strategy that tic
Betty Ford (1918)
augurs well for success. eit
John Gavin (1931)
Patricia Arquette (1968) Despite their great empathy, the incisive and logi- in
Chris Kyle (1974) cal intellects of those born on April 8, as well as their su
desire to effect justice, give them a propensity to see
Compatible with the world in black-and-white terms, impatiently dis- en
November 9–11, December 8–15 missing the myriad shades of gray opinion as being th
manifestations of mental and emotional confusion, im
or even unequivocally wrong. Since they further- su
more keep their emotions on a tight leash, they may th
appear to others to be somewhat remote, lofty beings im
who find it hard to form truly intimate relationships. off
.......................................................... When among trusted friends and family members th
they are, however, generally deeply loyal and affec- do
..........................................................
tionate, and may develop a specially close rapport with am
.......................................................... their children. of
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A E A Practical Progr essives

rn
rn
ial
T hose born on April 9 are resolutely practical,
preferring action to reflection, and displaying
great vigor and competence in the process. They
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Second decan: Personal planet is Sun
ent are not given to abstract ideological visions, instead
on concentrating upon the immediate aims of their Virtues
Energetic, focused, ambitious
in professional and domestic lives. In doing so, their
ect drive, tenacity and strength of purpose come to the
Vices
nd fore, and their capacity for organizing both their own Stubborn, opinionated,
he ideas and other people’s resources is put to good use. overbearing
es, Such methodical and determined qualities, as well
ed as a remarkable clarity of focus, augur well for their Car eers
ics success. Mechanic, pharmacist, business
om However, their tendency to see things in black-and- manager
fe, white terms, and their impatience with those who do
out not concur with their approach may ultimately hin- Skills & Aptitudes
ch der their progress. Because they manifest both artis- Efficiency, practical skills,
organizational skills
hat tic and scientific talents, they are suited to careers in
either field, but will probably find greatest satisfaction Famous Births
gi- in those areas where tangible results can be achieved, Tom Lehrer (1928)
eir such as in business, the military or as mechanics. Dennis Quaid (1954)
ee Many of those born on this day regard their home Paulina Porizkova (1957)
is- environment as being of greater importance than Marc Jacobs (1963)
ng their careers, and they will typically run it—and their
on, immediate family—with enormous efficiency. Indeed, Compatible with
November 10–11, December 8–15
er- such is their energy and compulsion to be active, that
ay they frequently devote their leisure hours to home
ngs improvements and other domestic activities. While
ps. offering considerable practical support and stability to
ers those nearest to them, they do have a propensity to ..........................................................
ec- dominate their loved ones, and should try to develop
..........................................................
th a more relaxed and accepting view of any differences
of opinion. ..........................................................
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Car eful Risk-takers E A E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Second decan: Personal planet is Sun
W hatever it is that especially motivates those
born on April 10—be it a humanitarian,
spiritual, scientific or artistic vision—they will
G
hu
typically devote all of their single-minded attention or
Virtues and enormous energy to its exploration, shrewdly by
Observant, strategic, logical
examining its inherent aspects in minute detail and ch
then evolving a soundly considered plan of action the
Vices
Obsessive, dogmatic, zealous
with which to take it farther. wh
Although they are geared toward achieving results, im
Car eers these pragmatic people are rarely impulsive, and to
Stockbroker, advertising director, will first employ their incisive intellects and prac- the
copywriter tical skills in researching and formulating the most pro
feasible strategy with which to realize their ambi- int
Skills & Aptitudes tions. So while those who do not know them well are an
Multiple talents, vision, analytical sometimes taken aback by what they perceive to be on
skills their radical approach, April 10 people are, in fact, an
confident of success, secure in the knowledge that en
Famous Births
Joseph Pulitzer (1847)
they have carefully evaluated any potential risks. This ar
Omar Sharif (1932) conjunction of methodical and adventurous charac- po
Don Meredith (1938) teristics equips them for a variety of careers, but pro- me
Steven Segal (1951) fessions such as stockbroking, surveying, advertising
or marketing are likely to be especially fertile fields. for
Compatible with Although those born on this day place great iti
November 11, December 9–15
value on the bonds of family and friendship, and res
genuinely desire the happiness of those closest to ch
them, their propensity to become overly involved in ag
work-related projects may result in an unequal divi- ho
sion of their interests. This tendency is particularly ha
.......................................................... pronounced in men born on this day, as well as in ity
those individuals who were also born in the Chinese ma
..........................................................
year of the tiger, who are similarly often distracted an
.......................................................... by more pressing—but no less important—interests res
outside the home. en
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A E F Emphatic Idealists

ose
an,
will
G rand ideas fascinate those born on April 11,
especially those that promise progress for
humanity—either in terms of global social advancement
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Third decan: Personal planet is
on or by means of scientific and technical advances. Blessed Jupiter
dly by an inherent sense of natural justice and a desire to
nd champion the causes of those who are disadvantaged, Virtues
Persuasive, discerning, diplomatic
on they have both a strong sense of empathy with those
who experience suffering and the determination to Vices
ts, improve their lot. Eternally optimistic when it comes Impatient, prying, anxious
nd to the development of a strategy with which to realize
ac- their ambitions, these people will typically invest their Car eers
ost prodigious energy, clarity of vision and considerable Public-relations executive, political
bi- interpersonal skills in the formulation of a plan of action, analyst, counselor
are and then promote it with single-minded tenacity. Not
be only are they intellectually incisive, but they are realistic Skills & Aptitudes
ct, and practical enough to know that they will need to Credibility, strategy, strength as a
team player
hat enlist the support of others if they are to succeed. As
This a result, they will often consciously set out to charm Famous Births
ac- potential opponents and convert them to their cause by James Parkinson (1775)
o- means of skilled diplomacy. Nick La Rocca (1889)
ng Such skills and concerns suit them especially well Ethel Kennedy (1928)
s. for public-service careers, including the spheres of pol- Joss Stone (1987)
eat itics, the diplomatic service, social work or scientific
nd research. They perform particularly well when given Compatible with
December 10–16
to charge of a team, and have the capability to encour-
in age and inspire their coworkers. For many of them,
vi- however, their personal environments may be less than
rly harmonious, and within which their drive and tenac-
in ity may be struggling to find a satisfying outlet. They ..........................................................
ese may, moreover, be bored by mundane domestic chores
..........................................................
ed and may therefore gain a reputation for shirking their
sts responsibilities in the home because of their prefer- ..........................................................
ence for more stimulating pursuits.
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Witty Philanthropists E FK E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Third decan: Personal planet is
T hose born on April 12 are externally oriented,
typically projecting their ideals and humanitarian
visions outward in their desire to create a more perfect,
I
sol
Jupiter just and effective society. They are impatient with tow
those who espouse personal interests, believing that thr
Virtues achieving the greater good is of far more importance rat
Progressive, idealistic, driven
than, for example, making money or drifting idly som
Vices through life. Indeed, although their commitment Ye
Tendency to alienate others, high and strength of purpose may intimidate less driven it
standards, detached people, they generally manage to mitigate their almost the
magisterial, aloof image by means of both their often tho
Car eers self-deprecating wit and their concern not to alienate pre
Columnist, bureaucrat, military or others. They are prone to employing their considerable the
police officer verbally persuasive talents in enlisting and encouraging for
support for their mission, but are prepared to strike out be
Skills & Aptitudes courageously on a solitary—but morally justified—path an
Articulacy, work ethic, energy
if diplomatic methods fail. They have the potential to sph
Famous Births achieve success in whatever profession excites their can
Herbie Hancock (1940) interest, but are especially well equipped for military and
David Letterman (1947) political careers, as well as for those artistic styles—such for
Shannen Doherty (1971) as satire—in which they can make a moral statement. an
Claire Danes (1979) It is ironic, given that these people are motivated bly
by the desire to further human progress, that away ad
Compatible with from work they may be somewhat lonely individuals. inc
December 11–17
Because they set others—as well as themselves—such sen
high standards, they may not only find it difficult to rie
find a partner who lives up to them, but also experience de
profound disappointment when the behavior of friends act
.......................................................... and family members incurs their disapproval. Yet ne
once they moderate their propensity for criticism and en
..........................................................
become more indulgent of the failings of others, they de
.......................................................... can be extremely supportive of, and generous toward, po
their nearest and dearest. ma
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FK E FK Quiet R evolutionar ies

ed,
an
ct,
I t may seem paradoxical, in the opinion of those
who do not know April 13 people well, that these
solitary, strong-willed and silent types are totally geared
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Third decan: Personal planet is
ith toward moving humankind forward. And, indeed, it is Jupiter
hat through their work that these essentially private and
nce rather introverted individuals connect with the world, Virtues
Intellectual, realistic, enlightened
dly sometimes even making their indelible mark on history.
ent Yet their external orientation is not as contradictory as Vices
en it might appear at first sight, for when one considers Sensitive, timid, withdrawn
ost their intellectual curiosity, their power of penetrating
en thought, their methodical approach, as well as their Car eers
ate predilection toward progressive ideals, it is logical that Novelist, clinical researcher,
ble they should employ their prodigious talents in projects administrative assistant
ng for the benefit of humanity. Professionally, success
out beckons from a diversity of areas—politics, the judiciary Skills & Aptitudes
ath and military, scientific research, and also such artistic Empathy, foresight,
curiosity
to spheres as music, literature and drama, in which they
eir can translate their frequently radical visions into reality. Famous Births
nd They are skeptical of conventional truths, and there- Thomas Jefferson (1743)
ch fore feel compelled to seek out their own interpretations Samuel Beckett (1906)
t. and solutions to social issues. Their quest may inevita- Lyle Waggoner (1935)
ed bly, however, either baffle or alienate less intellectually Al Green (1946)
way adventurous souls, who may respond to their ideas with
als. incomprehension or derision. And, since they are deeply Compatible with
December 11–17
ch sensitive to the opinions of others, they will thus expe-
to rience personal hurt, while nevertheless refusing to be
nce deflected from the pursuance of their chosen course of
ds action—particularly if they were also born in the Chi-
Yet nese year of the ox. Should they be fortunate enough to ..........................................................
nd enjoy the understanding of friends and family, they will
..........................................................
hey derive great comfort and encouragement from the sup-
rd, port of those who know them best, and will reciprocate ..........................................................
many times over.
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Cur ious Social Butter flies E FK E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Third decan: Personal planet is
T heir surroundings are of supreme importance
to the well-being of those born on April 14, be
it their professional or domestic environment or,
T
Th
Jupiter indeed, the country in which they live. They possess a aw
curious conjunction of apparently conflicting qualities: ch
Virtues intellectual and physical restlessness and yet a strong it
Optimistic, energetic, confident
emotional need to feel grounded within a societal co
Vices group—usually the family. When each characteristic the
Domineering, bossy, arrogant is taken to its extreme, they may be intrepid travelers, the
who delight in exploring foreign lands and cultures, or ma
Car eers committed home-bodies, who direct their considerable un
Tour guide, director, bookseller energy and enthusiasm into beautifying their home ind
and taking charge of the activities of their families and im
Skills & Aptitudes friends. And there is no doubt that they like to be in see
Organizational skills, reliability, control, a predilection that may be manifested in their res
leadership skills urge to act as independent agents, or in their tendency ma
to impose their own regulations and methods on others. iss
Famous Births
Loretta Lynn (1935)
Because they are capable organizers, with a practi- esp
Pete Rose (1941) cal turn of mind, they thrive in professions in which cat
Julian Lloyd Webber (1951) they can combine their love of creating order with for
Sarah Michelle Geller (1977) their enjoyment of personal contact. Therefore tourism ad
augurs well as a career choice, as does the retail trade, a
Compatible with variety of business pursuits and also the performing arts. val
December 12–18
Despite the autocratic conduct to which they are prone, wh
they are extremely intuitive; since they are blessed with suff
the ability to tune into others’ moods, and because they tit
wish to receive approval, they will generally quickly ina
realize when their behavior is annoying others and lia
.......................................................... adjust it accordingly. They should remember, however, typ
to adopt a similarly flexible approach toward their near- the
..........................................................
est and dearest—who, moreover, provide them with the qu
.......................................................... security that they crave—whom they would otherwise ind
expect to conform unquestioningly to their views. sel
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FK E FK Individualistic Cr eatives

nce
be
or,
T hose born on April 15 possess a remarkable grasp
of practicalities, and are methodical in the extreme.
Their intellectual incisiveness enables them to formulate
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Third decan: Personal planet is
sa a well-structured strategy in response to a stimulating Jupiter
es: challenge, and they are extraordinarily tenacious when
ng it comes to implementation, capably overseeing the Virtues
Innovative, inspirational, original
tal contributions of others and refusing to be deflected from
tic their objective. Although the methodology underlying Vices
ers, their actions is sound, the visions that inspire them Eccentric, inflexible, stubborn
or may be regarded by others as being uncharacteristically
ble unrealistic and fanciful, if not downright bizarre. And, Car eers
me indeed, it may be that the world is not yet ready for such Hair stylist, interior designer,
nd imaginative ideas: yet no matter how strange they may carpenter
in seem to others, their feasibility will generally have been
eir researched in depth by their originators. Many areas Skills & Aptitudes
ncy may inspire them, including commerce and business Creativity, vision, ambition
ers. issues, but they have a gift for working with their hands,
Famous Births
ti- especially when they can also be creative, as chefs, Leonardo da Vinci (1452)
ch caterers, beauticians, interior designers or decorators, Henry James (1843)
ith for example, where their talents can be accepted and Bessie Smith (1894)
sm admired by more conventional types. Emma Watson (1990)
e, a Because these dynamic people are convinced of the
rts. validity of their ideals, they will not only be infuriated Compatible with
May 1–4, December 13–18
ne, when others do not take them seriously, but will also
ith suffer great personal hurt, so bound up are their iden-
hey tities with their idealistic ambitions. And this inherent
kly inability to accept dissent also applies to their personal
nd liaisons, within which (particularly if they are men) they
er, typically expect the unwavering loyalty and support of ..........................................................
ar- their partners, friends and family members. Conse-
..........................................................
he quently, they may inadvertently suppress in others the
ise individuality and freedom of thought which they them- ..........................................................
selves hold so dear.
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Intellectual Car etakers E FK E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mars
Third decan: Personal planet is
T hose born on this day are very aware of their roots,
of their place within their family and community,
perhaps instinctively recognizing that they need to
T
lof
Jupiter feel grounded within their home environment before oth
taking flight from this solidly stable base. For while ha
Virtues they cherish the familial bonds that surround them po
Caring, intellectual, dedicated
with the supportive and affectionate framework that ca
Vices is so important to their emotional well-being, April ma
Easily overburdened, tendency to 16 individuals are adventurous thinkers, who feel as
overwork, self-sacrificing compelled to seek out knowledge and truths and then, pre
having assimilated as much information as they can, pro
Car eers build upon their interests and move forward. su
Professor, lawyer, research scientist There are thus two sides to the natures of April 16 th
people: the side that desires a quietly happy domestic en
Skills & Aptitudes life, causing them generously to nurture the needs of lea
Introspection, wisdom, nurturing their friends and family members, and the side that if
adopts a determinedly individualistic approach to the on
Famous Births
Wilbur Wright (1867)
wider world and fiercely fights for those issues that
Charlie Chaplin (1889) motivate them. They are usually cheerful, balanced co
Martin Lawrence (1965) and popular. 17
Selena Quintanilla (1971) Many subject matters interest those born on April ard
16, but underlying all is a concern with humanitarian oft
Compatible with issues and making progress. Because they are blessed no
May 1–4, December 12–18
with great powers of logic, organizational skills and of
unwavering steadfastness, whatever profession they un
choose to follow—be it within the scientific or tech- to
nical fields, jurisprudence or academia, or the various ma
pursuits that the artistic sphere encompasses—they th
.......................................................... will bring a solid backing to their imaginative visions. fro
They also have great leadership potential, for not only lar
..........................................................
do others admire them for their inspirational strength ide
.......................................................... of purpose, but their fine sense of humor and gentle be
demeanor attract others to them. dis
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FK E D FK Protective Influencers

ts,
ty,
to
T he impression that those born on this day make
on others is a strong one, for they promote their
lofty ambitions with unrelenting certainty and expect
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mars and Venus
Third decan: Personal planet is
ore others to fall in line with their convictions. Because they Jupiter
ile have a highly developed sense of natural justice and Second cusp: Aries with Taurean
tendencies
em possess a burning, protective desire to champion the
hat cause of the downtrodden, April 17 people will often Virtues
ril make their careers in such humanitarian-related fields Methodical, ambitious, organized
eel as politics, jurisprudence or the military, although their
en, predilection for paying attention to detail and their Vices
an, prodigious organizational skills will also equip them Critical, judgmental, forceful
superbly as accountants or businessmen. And, because
16 they typically translate their profound thoughts into Car eers
tic energetic action, they may frequently find themselves Lawyer, CEO, financial advisor
of leading the less imaginative or dynamic, or—especially
hat if they are women—working as self-employed people Skills & Aptitudes
Attention to detail, coordination,
he on their own account.
vigilance
hat Yet despite the laudable nature of their ideological
ed concerns and their considerable practical talents, April Famous Births
17 people may find enlisting the support of others an J.P. Morgan (1837)
ril arduous task. One inherent problem with their direct, William Holden (1918)
an often forceful, approach—which is particularly pro- Jennifer Garner (1972)
ed nounced if they were also born in the Chinese year Rooney Mara (1985)
nd of the dragon—is that they may appear somewhat
Compatible with
ey unyielding individuals, who are furthermore not afraid May 1–4, July 27–28,
h- to voice their criticism if they feel it is justified. Others December 12–18
us may be intimidated by the austere, judgemental image
ey that they project, and hasten to remove themselves
ns. from the line of fire. Those nearest to them may simi- ..........................................................
nly larly believe themselves unable to live up to their high
..........................................................
th ideals and expectations, and thus these people may
tle become emotionally isolated and prone to feelings of ..........................................................
disillusionment and depression.
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Compassionate Human itar ians E D FK E

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mars and Venus
Third decan: Personal planet is
A pril 18 individuals may secretly regard themselves
variously as the upholders of tradition, the torch-
bearers of justice or the champions of the vulnerable
T
see
Jupiter and abused. Possessed as they are of clear-cut views pro
Second cusp: Aries with Taurean regarding the governance of human society and the en
tendencies
importance of implementing justice, the driving th
Virtues forces behind their actions are often the maintenance foc
Idealistic, practical, warmhearted of social order and the promotion of human equality. op
They will therefore often find a fulfilling outlet for im
Vices their concerns and ambitions in those professions th
Detached, emotional, obsessive in which they can effect tangible improvements— ca
national or civic politics, for example, the military, ex
Car eers judiciary or other public-service bodies, as well as the co
Judge, soldier, police officer caring professions. When engaged in their battles for th
the furtherance of human civilization, April 18 people Su
Skills & Aptitudes will typical marshal their prodigious talents of energy, ma
Focus, enthusiasm, improvisation
zeal and intellectual focus and employ them with art
Famous Births determination and tenacity. pu
Eric Roberts (1956) Despite their seriousness of intent, however, most hu
Conan O’Brien (1963) people born on this day are redeemed from becoming
David Tennant (1971) overly obsessive in their single-mindedness by their ca
Melissa Joan Hart (1976) intuitive recognition of the need to recharge their bat- Be
teries by means of relaxation and fun. Indeed, some tua
Compatible with April 18 people have a markedly mischievous streak, za
July 28–29, December 13–19
and relish playing devil’s advocate for the sheer enjoy- th
ment of provoking a stimulating argument. Con- W
cerned and magnanimous friends, partners and par- to
ents, they will stick loyally to those closest to them, be
.......................................................... but will inevitably suffer deep disappointment if they no
feel personally let down in any way, either through reg
..........................................................
perceived abuses of their kindness, or by others failing an
.......................................................... to live up to their exceptionally high standards. un
of
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FK E D FK Or der ly Per fection ists

ves
h-
ble
T hose born on this day cannot bear disorder,
indecisiveness or stagnation, and therefore
seek to introduce efficient, smoothly running and
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mars and Venus
Third decan: Personal planet is
ws progressive systems into both their work and domestic Jupiter
he environments. Nothing gives them more satisfaction Second cusp: Aries with Taurean
tendencies
ng than setting a drifting individual firmly upon a
nce focused course of action, or turning an unprofitable Virtues
ty. operation into a success. Attaining tangible results is Driven, persevering, goal-oriented
for important to April 19 people, who regard the fruits of
ns their labors as the validation of their efforts. Whatever Vices
— career they choose to pursue, they will therefore Controlling, demanding,
ry, experience the greatest fulfillment when their input is fault-finding
he counterbalanced—if not outweighed—by the output,
for the physical proof of their success, that they generate. Car eers
ple Such professions as teaching, manufacturing, project Interior designer, teacher, project
manager
gy, management, construction, design and the creative
th arts are especially well starred, as well as business
Skills & Aptitudes
pursuits, although it should be stressed that they rarely Attention to detail, self-motivation,
ost hunger for materialistic rewards. focus
ng Their highly achievement-driven determination
eir can, however, lead them to become overly controlling. Famous Births
at- Because they possess great confidence in their intellec- Herbert Wilcox (1890)
me tual capability, as well as in their practical and organi- Tim Curry (1946)
Paloma Picasso (1949)
ak, zational talents, they are often reluctant to relinquish Maria Sharapova (1987)
oy- the reins of control to others that are, as yet, unproven.
n- When they do delegate, they will sometimes succumb Compatible with
ar- to the urge to point out how they think things could July 29–30, December 14–20
m, be better done, this tendency being particularly pro-
ey nounced in women born on this day. Despite this ..........................................................
gh regulatory predilection, they generally make generous
..........................................................
ng and affectionate partners, parents and friends, who
unselfishly wish for the greatest happiness and success ..........................................................
of those closest to them.
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Ambitious Cr itics E D FK

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mars and Venus
Third decan: Personal planet is
T hose born on April 20 hunger for success, partly
because of their desire to realize their ambitions,
and—since they may often be insecure—partly to feel
Jupiter validated by the approval of their peers. It is this quest
Second cusp: Aries with Taurean for perfection that fuels their zeal, and these people
tendencies
typically observe their surroundings critically, noting
Virtues shortcomings and then formulating complex strategies
Incisive, energetic, driven for bringing about improvement. When in the thrall
of a vision, they will devote their energy, tenacity and
Vices organizational skills toward its achievement, allowing
Domineering, intolerant, nothing to stand in their way. And although they
unrealistic are intuitive, this quality is not usually manifested in
empathetic action, but rather in the manipulation of
Car eers others in order to enlist support for the mission which
Writer, college lecturer, laboratory they regard as being of paramount importance. Such
worker
focus, ambition and pragmatism augurs well for April
20 people, especially if they work as freelancers.
Skills & Aptitudes
Determination, efficiency, Their extreme clarity of vision and strength of pur-
pragmatism pose will inevitably incur extreme reactions, and these
people will inspire either ardent support or strident
Famous Births opposition. Since they are convinced of the veracity
Adolf Hitler (1889) of their ideas and methods and, moreover, crave the
Joán Miró (1893) recognition of others, those born on this day will feel
Jessica Lange (1949)
Luther Vandross (1951)
profoundly hurt when their opinions are subjected
to criticism or derision, and have a tendency to close
Compatible with their ears to negative comments in order to protect
July 30, December 15–21 their sensibilities. It is important that they recognize
this propensity, as well as the inherent dangers of such
.......................................................... an inflexible approach. By grounding themselves in
the love and support of their families and diversifying
..........................................................
their interests and priorities, they will gain a greater
.......................................................... level of emotional equilibrium.
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b taurus
April 21 to May 20

Ruling planet: Venus Element: Fixed earth Symbol: Bull


Polar ity: Negative (feminine) Colors: Pale blue, lilac, pink
Physical cor r espondence: Neck, ears, throat
Stones: Alabaster, topaz, rose quartz, emerald
Flowers: Lily, lilac, daisy, mallow, poppy, violet

V irtually every astrological tradition has equated the constellation of Taurus with a bull.
A sign that is governed by the planet Venus, this astral grouping includes the seven
stars known as the Pleiades, or the “Seven Sisters,” who, in Greco-Roman mythology,
guarded Aphrodite/Venus’s “pearly gates.” The bull’s association with the goddess of
sexual love is clear, for this creature not only embodies fecundity and procreative powers,
but its horns may be said to represent the crescent Moon, and its head the full Moon,
and the Moon is the preserve and symbol of the Goddess, as is the element of earth that
governs this sign. Many ancient peoples sacrificed bulls at the time of the Taurean new
Moon in the belief that the bull’s body and blood gave birth to, and nurtured, all forms of
vegetal and animal life. It is therefore appropriate that Taurus presides over the seasonal
period in which spring life burgeons and thrives.
Those born under this sign are said to be influenced by the earthy element that rules
their birth sign in that they are regarded as practical and materialistic types who have the
capacity to initiate and steadily cultivate plans of actions, while Venus is said to bestow
her sensuality, love of pleasure, and artistic affinity upon Taureans. Less positively, how-
ever, the Taurean personality may sometimes be obstinately resistant to change, fiercely
possessive of loved ones, and roused to spectacular displays of anger when its plans are
thwarted—all forms of behavior that may be said to be demonstrated by the bull.
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Proud Per fection ists z D E D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Venus and Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Venus
T hose born on April 21 are proud individuals who
set themselves high standards and are mortified
if circumstances prevent their being achieved. Such
O
in
First cusp: Taurus with Arian is their capability, efficiency and self-discipline that to
qualities when faced with a task, its completion will usually en
be hindered only by unforeseeable obstacles beyond ca
Virtues their control. These are dignified and self-possessed co
Self-reliant, tenacious, sympathetic people, who typically harness their prodigious powers are
of perspicacity and reflection (qualities born of their cir
Vices sensitivity), and their organizational skills and single- th
Hedonistic, controlling, indulgent
minded tenacity, in their drive to succeed. Because ach
they are both reliable and unafraid of voicing their pe
Car eers
Teacher, entrepreneur, art director, deeply held opinions, they will often find themselves wi
producer, author assuming leadership roles, and will be accorded respect Th
for both their ability and their talent for motivating go
Skills & Aptitudes others. These qualities bode well for success in such th
Ability to balance professional and interpersonal careers as teaching, although their wh
personal life, objective intellectual inherent distaste of being dictated to means that they th
clarity, perfectionist tendencies will generally be unhappy in large, rigidly structured
organizations. ma
Famous Births
April 21 people are bent on achieving perfection me
Charlotte Brontë (1816)
Queen Elizabeth II (1926) rather than receiving financial rewards, but they th
Andie MacDowell (1958) appreciate money for the good things that it can buy, In
James McAvoy (1979) for these are somewhat sybaritic types who relish sen- niz
sual stimulation and therefore have a profound affin- vis
Compatible with ity with all things artistic. People are drawn to them ris
July 23–26, October 23–25 for their infectious, pleasure-seeking propensity, as po
well as their endearing desire to bring happiness to sig
.......................................................... others. They typically make indulgent, yet responsible, as
friends, parents and partners, but may occasionally ho
..........................................................
annoy others by their tendency to control or impose of
.......................................................... their personal outlook on them. ind
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E D E Trustworthy Consultants

ho
ed
ch
O thers admire those born on April 22 for their
instant grasp of potential problems inherent
in a situation and their apparently effortless ability
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Venus and Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Venus
hat to counter and overcome them. The efficiency, First cusp: Taurus with Arian
lly energy and positive outlook manifested by these qualities
nd capable people means that not only are they often
ed consulted for objective and realistic advice, but they Virtues
ers are also frequently entrusted with projects. In such Steadfast, helpful, empathetic
eir circumstances, they will accept total responsibility for
le- the tasks and work tirelessly, with deceptive ease, to Vices
Obsessive, overworked, stressed
use achieve beneficial outcomes, motivated by both their
eir personal desire to test their abilities and their sneaking
Car eers
ves wish to elicit the approval and gratitude of others.
Entrepreneur, business consultant,
ect There is a risk, however, that the cooperation and science researcher, corporate
ng goodwill that they offer may be abused by others, and executive, project manager
ch that they may end up overburdened and exhausted,
eir while less scrupulous characters claim the glory for Skills & Aptitudes
ey their achievements. Organizational talents, strong work
ed In their personal lives, they display a similar level of ethic, positive outlook
magnaminity and dependability, also bringing an ele-
on ment of fun to their interpersonal relationships since Famous Births
Immanuael Kant (1724)
ey they are themselves deeply receptive to sensual stimuli. Glen Campbell (1936)
uy, In their professional lives, they supplement their orga- Jack Nicholson (1937)
n- nizational talents with a combination of clear-sighted Machine Gun Kelly (1990)
n- vision, a pragmatic outlook and a tendency to take
em risks, thus endowing them with great entrepreneurial Compatible with
as potential. Such a conjunction of meticulous and far- July 23–26, October 23–25
to sighted qualities augurs well for careers in business
le, as well as in the realm of scientific research. They do, ..........................................................
lly however, crave material rewards, both as recognition
..........................................................
ose of their efforts and as a means of enabling them to
indulge themselves when work is over. ..........................................................
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Abstract Innovators D E D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Venus and Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Venus
T hose born on April 23 possess a rare combination
of introverted and extroverted qualities—namely,
intellectual individuality and, conversely, a marked
T
to
First cusp: Taurus with Arian social orientation. These perceptive and curious str
qualities individuals need to be able to explore the abstract wo
concepts that hold their interest yet, at the same time, as
Virtues seek to ground themselves in a stable base from which int
Compassionate, inquisitive, to launch themselves on their quest for knowledge, an
tenacious
perhaps intuitively recognizing that without such an ob
anchor of security their darting imagination may lead th
Vices
Self-sacrificing, overburdened, them into fantasy worlds, causing them to lose touch
hedonistic with life’s realities. Despite their independent leanings, ple
however, they are gregarious types blessed with a an
Car eers sense of natural justice, born of their keen empathy pr
Philosopher, poet, counselor, actor with others. Such a well-balanced combination of ap
characteristics enables them to find success in any su
Skills & Aptitudes professional situation in which they can exercise their th
Abstract thinking, sense of justice, talents for innovation and interpersonal contact; the to
good people skills various possibilities offered by artistic pursuits would rel
therefore appear ideal career options for those born rar
Famous Births
on April 23. th
William Shakespeare (1564)
Shirley Temple (1928) In their personal lives, April 23 people display
John Oliver (1977) a similar interest and concern for the well-being of ma
Taio Cruz (1985) those closest to them. They aim to create a happy and en
relaxed domestic environment, within which, while va
Compatible with emotional bonds are paramount, the capacity for hav- an
July 23–26, October 23–25 ing fun is also encouraged. Others are drawn to them ble
both for the steady aura of reliability that they exude fun
.......................................................... and the infectious joie de vivre that they generate: to
the disadvantage of such popularity is that they may qu
..........................................................
become overburdened with the expectations of less ge
.......................................................... dynamic individuals.
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E D E Cooperative Colleagues

on
ely,
ed
T hose born on April 24 often feel torn between
their careers and their families, for the urge
to devote their whole-hearted attention to both is
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Venus and Mars
First decan: Personal planet is Venus
us strong, and they do nothing by half measures. At First cusp: Taurus with Arian
act work, they are driven by the desire to perform tasks qualities
me, as perfectly as humanly possible. Their searching
ch intellects are supported by their methodical approach Virtues
ge, and organizational talents, as well as their sometimes Kind, devoted, approachable
an obstinate refusal to quit until they have accomplished
ad their aims. Vices
Overburdened, unbalanced,
ch A further facet of the natures of April 24 peo-
obstinate
gs, ple is manifested by their great humanitarianism
a and concern with the feelings of others which, in
Car eers
hy professional scenarios, makes them cooperative and Team manager, charity organizer,
of approachable colleagues. They have the potential to project developer, counselor
ny succeed in any field that they chose, provided that
eir they have interpersonal contact, as well as the scope Skills & Aptitudes
he to act relatively independently. That they can be Single-minded focus,
uld relied upon to deliver whatever is required of them is organizational skills, teamwork
rn rarely in doubt, particularly if they were also born in
the Chinese year of the ox. Famous Births
Shirley MacLaine (1934)
ay Away from the workplace, April 24 people typically Barbra Streisand (1942)
of make loving and protective friends, partners and par- Cedric the Entertainer (1964)
nd ents, whose somewhat controlling behavior is moti- Kelly Clarkson (1982)
ile vated by the desire to set their loved ones on stable
av- and productive paths. Although undoubtedly sensi- Compatible with
em ble and steady types, they have a prodigious sense of July 23–26
de fun, which bestows upon them an endearing ability
te: to enjoy life and thereby also bring pleasure to others, ..........................................................
ay qualities for which they are valued and which inspire
..........................................................
ess genuine affection in others.
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Self-assur ed Activists DK D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
First decan: Personal planet is Venus
T hose born on April 25 typically favor action over
reflection, possessed as they are of a burning need
to actually make progress rather than just musing
I
26
on the possibility of achieving it. These are strong- als
Virtues minded types, whose enormous vigor and desire to th
Energetic, dynamic, determined effect tangible manifestations of their drive to succeed un
often inspires the somewhat intimidated awe of those th
Vices who are less self-assured. Very little can resist the wi
Inflexible, blunt, impatient combined will and energy of April 25 people, despite th
their unwitting tendency to sabotage their own efforts th
Car eers by considering neither their personal motivations nor org
Police officer, politician, project or
team manager, artist, actor
the implications of their actions sufficiently. Indeed,
such is their aversion to both mental and physical th
Skills & Aptitudes inactivity that they are prone to make snap decisions po
Leadership skills, desire to achieve and then tenaciously stick to them, steadfastly ignoring tiv
active progress, single-minded focus the objections of others. Such unwavering sense of wh
purpose and single-minded commitment equips them ob
Famous Births for a variety of business, scientific or artistic careers, rel
Oliver Cromwell (1559) but the fields of law enforcement and politics are sio
Al Pacino (1940)
especially well starred. au
Hank Azaria (1964)
Renée Zellweger (1969) Although they are natural leaders and seem to
effortlessly command respect, April 25 people have pr
Compatible with a tendency to be overly blunt in their dealings with sel
July 23–26 others, a propensity that applies equally to their col- loo
leagues and their family and friends, and one that wi
can be deeply wounding. Although they play every mo
bit as hard as they work, and moreover have a deep- fer
rooted urge to protect and promote the well-being era
.......................................................... of their nearest and dearest, they tend to run their pa
interpersonal relationships on their own terms and im
..........................................................
may thereby engender—and merit—resentment and tat
.......................................................... rebellion. div
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DK D Meticulous Planners

ver
ed
ng
I t may seem contradictory to those who do not
know them well that although those born on April
26 are proponents of bold and visionary ideas, they
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
First decan: Personal planet is Venus
g- also manifest a meticulous attention to detail. Yet
to these propensities are not so paradoxical when one Virtues
ed understands that these realistic people recognize Reliable, independent, careful
ose that a project’s success cannot generally be achieved
he without careful forethought and planning involving Vices
ite the minute examination of all inherent issues and Close-minded, controlling, rigid
rts the subsequent setting in place of sound systems of
nor organization, with contingency plans. Car eers
ed, Having considered and catered for all eventualities, Manager, project developer,
consultant, military leader, teacher
cal those born on this day will find themselves with the
ns potential to preside over smooth-running and effec-
Skills & Aptitudes
ng tive projects which they control with great capability Strategic thinking, careful planning
of while rarely relinquishing their focus on their ultimate and forethought, clear-cut vision,
em objective. They are admired for their efficiency and single-minded focus
rs, reliability, and will therefore flourish in any profes-
are sion they chose as long as they are able to retain their Famous Births
autonomy of thought and action. Marcus Aurelius (ad 121)
to It is perhaps inevitable, given their efficacy and Carol Burnett (1933)
Kevin James (1965)
ve practical talents, that April 26 people are extremely Channing Tatum (1980)
th self-confident as regards to the veracity of their out-
ol- look and methods. There is a risk, however, that they Compatible with
hat will become too rigid in their beliefs, and will seek to July 27–31
ery mold others—or else dismiss them—into their pre-
p- ferred form. This controlling predilection will not gen-
ng erally result in harmonious personal relationships—
eir particularly with their children—and it is therefore ..........................................................
nd important that they should learn to relax their expec-
..........................................................
nd tations of others, respect individuality and embrace
diversity of conviction. ..........................................................
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Thoughtful Independents zD D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
First decan: Personal planet is Venus
T hose born on April 27 have a tendency to direct
their attention and energies inward, preferring
the exploration of their rich inner world of ideas
T
go
and visions over the distraction of more trivial or eit
Virtues unproductive pursuits. These are self-reliant and co
Reflective, thoughtful, sensitive somewhat solitary types, who are rarely lonely in their th
own company and do not need to feel validated by the acu
Vices affirmation of others, especially if they are also women. vig
Isolated, reserved, shy More extroverted people may regard them as diffident th
or even antisocial, but this perception is far from the co
Car eers case; indeed, not only are these people comfortable ind
Science researcher or theorist,
humanitarian, painter, author
with themselves, but they are furthermore blessed with tow
qualities of profound intuition and compassion and in
Skills & Aptitudes will rarely withhold their help when it is truly required. in
Abstract thinking, self-reliance, Those born on this day will typically be happiest th
intuition, refined taste when working on their own account, or within small en
organizations where their individuality and imagina-
Famous Births tion can be given full rein, and will often find great as
Samuel Morse (1791) fulfillment in the humanitarian, artistic or scientific als
Ulysses S. Grant (1822)
realms. Alternatively, if their imagination and com- fie
Coretta Scott King (1927)
Jenna Coleman (1986) munication skills are also good, they might make th
excellent social-media marketers, being more sociable als
Compatible with behind their computer screens than in person.
July 27–31 Despite their natural reserve and need for periods of
when they can be alone, April 27 individuals do not to
confine themselves exclusively to their self-imposed an
ivory towers and can often amaze those who do not to
know them well with their marked sensuality, appreci- Al
.......................................................... ation of beauty and highly developed sense of humor. th
While rarely gregarious, they display great affection ch
..........................................................
and loyalty to their friends, partners and family, who ma
.......................................................... in turn cherish them for the emotional support and th
stability that they offer.
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zD D Successful Leaders

ect
ng
eas
T hose born on April 28 are geared toward
achievement, be it the attainment of personal
goals or the realization of more abstract visions—
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
First decan: Personal planet is Venus
or either way, their drive for success compels them
nd constantly to push forward until they finally reach Virtues
eir their objectives. They are aided in their quest by their Resourceful, pragmatic, ambitious
he acute perspicacity, their great physical and mental
en. vigor, their formidable organizational talents and Vices
ent their stubborn refusal to be deflected from their Hedonistic, vain, dismissive
he course. And because they are sensitive and intuitive
ble individuals, they may not only direct their energies Car eers
ith toward bringing about humanitarian progress, but also Team leader, counselor,
international relations, politician
nd in so doing manifest a remarkable facility for tuning
ed. in to the emotions of others; they are not above using
Skills & Aptitudes
est this ability to manipulate other people in order to Physical and mental vigor, desire
all enlist their support. for tangible results, resourcefulness,
na- Their independence of thought and action, as well organizational talents
eat as their interpersonal skills, mark April 28 individu-
fic als out as potentially inspirational leaders in whatever Famous Births
m- field they choose to make their careers, especially if Harper Lee (1926)
ke they nurture their creative potential and if they were Terry Pratchett (1948)
Penelope Cruz (1974)
ble also born in the Chinese year of the dragon. Jessica Alba (1981)
April 28 people typically project a similar intensity
ds of focus onto their private lives. Since they are averse Compatible with
not to inactivity, they fill their private time with physical July 27–31
ed and sensual pursuits, a tendency which, when taken
not to its extreme, may result in uninhibited hedonism.
ci- Although they feel deep affection for those closest to
or. them, they generally seek to direct the lives of their ..........................................................
on children in particular, without perceiving that they
..........................................................
ho may be thereby suppressing the individual expression
nd that they themselves hold so dear. ..........................................................
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Zestful Strategists zDK D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus T he conjunction of their meticulous and
determined approach to work with the often
flamboyant personal image that April 29 people
T
ap
First decan: Personal planet is Venus
present to the world is a rare combination. These aff
Virtues people are incisive and independent thinkers, who may th
Self-confident, optimistic, be inspired by bold concepts but would rarely start to In
dependable implement them without careful prior consideration. int
When planning a project they will typically examine th
Vices every inherent aspect, anticipating potential pitfalls wi
Obdurate, inconstant, liable to be
and then working out an appropriate course of action, hu
overcommitted
with the result that although they may champion an
daring strategies, these will be soundly researched. ex
Car eers
Marketing consultant, advertiser, And, because they understand the importance of im
public-relations officer, project image, they will “sell” their conceptual package to
developer the skeptical with their enthusiasm and persuasive as
skills. Such talents are clearly suited to the world of rec
Skills & Aptitudes business—and especially marketing, advertising and wi
Attention to detail, strategic public relations—but they will also be effective in any ati
thinking, foresight, research skills, professional area in which interpersonal relationships era
intellectual dynamism
are important components. int
Physically as well as intellectually dynamic, those
Famous Births
Willie Nelson (1933) born on this day are admired for their vigor, strength tia
Jerry Seinfeld (1955) of will and infectious zest for life. In their personal fes
Daniel Day-Lewis (1957) lives, they are bent on having a good time, on enjoying th
Uma Thurman (1970) to the full all that the world has to offer, and thereby ou
they effortlessly attract friends and followers. Yet even pe
Compatible with when caught up in the excitement of a giddy social of
July 27–31
life, they never abandon their more sober and realis- to
tic characteristics, perhaps instinctively realizing the wi
.......................................................... importance of grounding themselves in emotionally inv
.......................................................... stable and supportive domestic relationships. cia
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zDK D Multitalented Chillaxers

nd
en
ple
T hose born on April 30 are deceptively calm
individuals, their pronounced sense of humor,
appreciation of the good things in life and relaxed and
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
First decan: Personal planet is Venus
ese affectionate approach to other people often masking
ay their highly perceptive and tenacious professionalism. Virtues
to Indeed, contrary to initial appearances, such is their Calm, independent, practical
on. intellectual drive that they will feel unfulfilled unless
ne they can immerse themselves in their work, and this Vices
lls will often be directed toward achieving progress of a Overburdened, self-sacrificing,
on, humanitarian nature—a result both of their empathy restless
on and of their ability incisively to identify faults in
ed. existing systems and then formulate strategies for Car eers
Social worker, educational reformer,
of improvement.
humanitarian, teacher, writer
to Because April 30 people wish to attain their aims
ive as quickly and effectively as possible, and realistically Skills & Aptitudes
of recognize that they will be much more successful by Relaxed approach, desire to be
nd winning others over to their cause rather than alien- immersed in work, ability to
ny ating them, they are very adept at using their consid- formulate strategic improvements,
ps erable charm in the cultivation of open and friendly skills in persuasion
interpersonal relationships.
ose These multitalented individuals have the poten- Famous Births
Cloris Leachman (1926)
th tial to make their mark on whichever area of pro- Sam Heughan (1980)
nal fessional expertise interests them. They are valued by Kirsten Dunst (1982)
ng their coworkers for their optimistic and encouraging Dianna Agron (1986)
by outlook, as well as their great reliability. Within their
en personal liaisons, too, they are generally at the center Compatible with
ial of their social and domestic circles, for their ability July 27–31
is- to combine the provision of solid emotional support
he with a light-hearted, fun-loving approach is a rare and ..........................................................
lly invigorating one and furthermore makes them espe-
..........................................................
cially gifted parents.
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Balanced Altruists zD CKK zD

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Second decan: Personal planet is
P erspicacity is the greatest strength of those born
on May 1. There is very little that escapes these
observant individuals—neither the occurrences of
A
str
Mercury the physical world, nor actions reflecting the more oth
nebulous range of human emotions. For, blessed as blu
Virtues they are with acute powers of intellectual perception, co
Compassionate, tenacious, these are also highly intuitive types, who often rely as
nurturing
upon their instincts in forming their initial opinions of cli
people, situations and predicaments. Then, once they th
Vices
Biased, temperamental, distant
have gleaned sufficient information, they will typically by
apply their talent for sound, logical and realistic fin
Car eers thought to building an effective strategy for action. or
Salesperson, chef, charitable worker, Their great sensitivity toward the feelings of others th
psychiatrist or counselor makes them kind and empathetic people, who will be
generally do their utmost to help when approached— for
Skills & Aptitudes as they frequently are—with a problem. This ca
Empathetic disposition, intuitive propensity, coupled with their other natural abilities, res
thinking, ability to balance the equips those born on this day especially well for the
professional with the personal
caring professions in general and for psychiatry or ate
counseling in particular, although less altruistic types va
Famous Births
Calamity Jane (1852) also have the potential to make gifted salespeople. fri
Tim McGraw (1967) Within their personal relationships, also, May 1 are
Wes Anderson (1969) individuals usually find themselves playing an actively oth
Jamie Dornan (1982) supportive role, bolstering the confidence of those pro
closest to them while at the same time encouraging pre
Compatible with them to enjoy life, for they love company, as well as de
April 15–17, August 1–5 such sensual domestic pleasures as cooking for oth- ap
ers. But in assuming somewhat static positions as ex
.......................................................... linchpins, around whom others revolve, they will need mo
to guard against the risk of being taken for granted co
..........................................................
and, furthermore, of neglecting their own personal de
.......................................................... development. sh
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CKK zD CK Candid Orators

rn
ese
of
A s those who enjoy stable and harmonious
interpersonal relationships, it might seem
strange that those born on this day often upset
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Second decan: Personal planet is
ore others with their propensity to express themselves Mercury
as bluntly. Yet these honest individuals do not
on, consciously set out to wound others, it is just that, Virtues
ely as acutely perceptive people possessed of an almost Curious, candid, driven
of clinical fascination with what makes others tick,
ey they tend to reach logical conclusions unclouded Vices
lly by emotional complications and then to voice their Impatient, tactless, inflexible
tic findings with undiplomatic objectivity. Such people-
on. oriented qualities of curiosity and interest, as well as Car eers
Landscape architect,
ers their tenacious determination to effect improvement,
environmentalist, doctor, researcher,
will bestow upon May 2 individuals a marked potential event or wedding planner
— for success not only in the more technical of the
This caring professions, such as medicine and scientific Skills & Aptitudes
es, research, but also in social campaigning. No-nonsense outlook, ability
he In the domestic sphere, these people long to cre- to think objectively, gregarious
or ate steady and enduring ties of affection and greatly disposition, honesty
pes value the bonds that they form with their family and
friends. They are often extremely gregarious types who Famous Births
Dwayne Johnson (1972)
1 are stimulated by social gatherings and relish seeing David Beckham (1975)
ely others enjoying themselves, yet they will also derive Ellie Kemper (1980)
ose profound pleasure from being alone with nature—a Princess Charlotte (2015)
ng predilection that often makes them inspired gar-
as deners. They have a dangerous tendency, however, to Compatible with
h- apply their own standards to their nearest and dearest, April 15–17, August 1–5
as expecting them to unquestioningly conform to their
ed mores: thus they may themselves generate the sort of ..........................................................
ed confrontational situations that they abhor by engen-
..........................................................
nal dering a clash of wills. It is vital, therefore, that they
should learn to relax their high, albeit well-meaning, ..........................................................
expectations of others.
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Perceptive Evaluators D CKK D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Second decan: Personal planet is
T hose born on May 3 are astute judges of character,
utilizing their highly developed skills of intuition,
perception and intellectual objectivity to make often
O
is
Mercury extremely realistic assessments of others. They can also th
apply these interpersonal talents to collective human tal
Virtues situations, thus giving them a profound understanding th
Insightful, optimistic, sociable of the reasons underlying both individual behavior and an
group dynamics. They are driven by an almost scientific em
Vices curiosity, and the nature of this inquisitiveness, giv
Judgmental, detached,
together with the information they glean in the eff
noncommittal
process, endows them with genuine concern for their
fellow beings. Linked with the necessary emotional tua
Car eers
Market researcher, advertising detachment, this equips them admirably to become tio
executive, psychologist, politician, psychologists, psychiatrists or counselors: careers as un
actor or singer market researchers or advertising executives are also an
favored. Combined with their human awareness, their th
Skills & Aptitudes ability to think pragmatically additionally promises mu
Ability to judge character, objective success in the political sphere. fes
perception, inquisitive nature Although those born on this day manifest a healthy in
hedonistic streak, which enables them to discard their ca
Famous Births
professional personae and enjoy life to the full when
Niccolò Machiavelli (1469)
Bing Crosby (1903) appropriate, they may have difficulty in committing ind
Frankie Valli (1934) themselves to a single partner, a problem that derives en
Cheryl Burke (1984) from their inherent propensity to judge people with of
their head rather than their heart. While others are are
Compatible with attracted to May 3 people for the fun that they gener- is
April 15–17, August 1–5 ate, as well as the sound advice that they proffer, those wi
seeking more enduring relationships may be disap- an
.......................................................... pointed. Once strong emotional bonds are formed, gu
however, these people remain steadfastly affectionate an
..........................................................
and caring toward those closest to them.
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CKK D CKK Helping Hands

er,
on,
en
O ne of the strongest—and most endearing—
qualities manifested by those born on May 4
is their concern with the well-being of others and
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Second decan: Personal planet is
so their commensurate desire to place their considerable Mercury
an talents and energy at the disposal of those who require
ng their help. Their enlightened powers of perspicacity Virtues
nd and realism, in conjunction with their genuine Sensible, imaginative, generous
fic empathy, steadiness and optimistic outlook, not only
ss, give them the potential to help solve others’ problems Vices
he effectively, but also win for them esteem and gratitude. Resentful, self-sacrificing, frustrated
eir Their ability to combine their great intellec-
nal tual and practical skills with their typically emo- Car eers
Social worker, counselor, doctor,
me tion-driven gifts of compassion and kindness is an firefighter, activist
as unusually potent talent often seen in May 4 people,
lso and whether they make a career of counseling or not, Skills & Aptitudes
eir they will generally find that their sound advice is Problem-solving skills, propensity
ses much sought after by others. Indeed, whatever pro- for teamwork, ability to listen and
fession they choose, they will generally flourish best be open to new ideas
hy in those work-based situations which offer a signifi-
eir cant degree of personal interaction. Famous Births
Audrey Hepburn (1929)
en Within their personal relationships too, May 4
Will Arnett (1970)
ng individuals make heartening friends, partners and par- Kimora Lee Simmons (1975)
ves ents, who typically tend to place the needs and desires Lance Bass (1979)
th of those closest to them above their own. Because they
are are so used to being consulted for their advice, there Compatible with
er- is a danger that, if their carefully considered words of April 15–17, August 1–5
ose wisdom are ignored, they will feel deeply disappointed
p- and express their annoyance forcefully. They should
ed, guard against subsuming their own—equally import- ..........................................................
ate ant—ambitions to those of others.
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Inspir ing Pragmatists D CKK D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Second decan: Personal planet is
T hose born on May 5 are convinced of the veracity
of their remarkably strong opinions, which
they feel compelled to transmit to others in order
I
att
Mercury to convert them to their viewpoints. Since they are fee
extremely concerned with the welfare of people as wh
Virtues a collective entity, and furthermore blessed with a W
Inspirational, helpful, self-assured highly developed sense of fairness and justice, their act
convictions are more than likely to be inspired by a bu
Vices radical humanitarian vision—a desire to bring the ps
Controlling, dominant, prescriptive
greatest happiness to the greatest number of people. mo
When working toward the implementation of their art
Car eers aims, they typically manifest great pragmatism, using co
Salesperson, policymaker, business
manager, philosopher, museum every weapon in their armory of skills to affect their typ
director ambitions: talents that include objective perspicacity, wh
meticulous attention to detail, profoundly methodi-
Skills & Aptitudes cal organizational abilities, and enormous energy and inc
Progressive thinking, approachable tenacity. It is also pertinent that those born on this day in
persona, attention to detail, ability are natural salespeople, who instinctively understand th
to inspire and motivate how to motivate and inspire others—and thereby, in
sometimes, to manipulate them toward their own he
Famous Births
ends, too.
Karl Marx (1818)
Michael Palin (1943) Careers in the retail trade, as well as in politics, th
Henry Cavill (1983) therefore augur especially well for May 5 individ- als
Adele (1988) uals, but they also have the potential to find fulfill- life
ment in such academic areas as philosophy or medical is
Compatible with studies, as well as in the arts, with which they have a ca
August 1–5 remarkable affinity. For, however serious the purpose pa
that drives their intellects, these are sensual people inf
.......................................................... who relish such pleasurable experiences as fine food, th
haunting music and aesthetic beauty, this being espe- ne
..........................................................
cially true if they were also born in the Chinese year
.......................................................... of the goat.
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CKK D CKK Fierce Protectors

ity
ch
der
I n common with many of their Taurean fellows,
those intuitive people born on May 6 are acutely
attuned to the emotions of others, and moreover often
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Second decan: Personal planet is
are feel profound empathy with less fortunate individuals, Mercury
as who arouse a fiercely protective instinct in them.
a Whether or not their interest in humanity takes an Virtues
eir active compassionate form, these people cannot help Sensitive, supportive,
ya but be fascinated by the mechanics of the human strong-minded
he psyche, seeking to understand what exactly it is that
. motivates others. And, because these are perceptive, Vices
Indulgent, easily led, gullible
eir articulate and logically thinking individuals, who feel
ng compelled to pass on their wisdom to others, they
Car eers
eir typically make gifted and insightful problem-solvers,
Doctor, nurse, psychologist,
ty, whose advice is frequently sought. scientific researcher, actor
di- Given such inherently people-oriented talents and
nd inclinations, they will usually find career fulfillment Skills & Aptitudes
ay in the medical, psychiatric or caring professions, but Empathetic disposition, logical
nd they are also suited to politics and the arts, both areas thinking, problem-solving skills,
by, in which they can utilize their sensitivity and urge to interest in the human psyche
wn help humanity progress.
Despite the seriousness with which they apply Famous Births
Sigmund Freud (1856)
cs, themselves to their work, however, May 6 individu- Orson Welles (1915)
d- als retain the capacity to enjoy the simpler things in George Clooney (1961)
ll- life, perhaps instinctively appreciating that relaxation Gabourey Sidibe (1983)
cal is a vital release from intellectual pressure. They typi-
ea cally make deeply supportive and affectionate friends, Compatible with
ose partners and parents, whose marked sense of humor, August 6–10
ple infectious optimism and generosity draw others to
od, them, particularly if they were also born in the Chi- ..........................................................
pe- nese year of the horse.
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ear
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Gifted Communicators D C D
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Second decan: Personal planet is
I nherent in those born on this day is a profound
mixture of inward-looking spirituality and
externally-oriented concern with personal image.
T
wi
Mercury Thus while the former characteristic leads these as
people to recognize that life’s most important truths of
Virtues and values are of the nonmaterialistic, intellectual co
Self-aware, inquisitive, motivated
and emotionally elevated variety, the latter endows th
them with an altogether more superficial desire to ex
Vices
Self-absorbed, narcissistic, make the best possible impression on others. Yet this gre
neglectful image-consciousness is not necessarily a negative th
quality, for once May 7 people have become aware of ma
Car eers it, they may consciously influence others to achieve by
Spiritual or political spokesperson, their ends. Indeed, as well as being deeply sensitive H
writer, poet, musician, orator and often compassionate, these individuals are gifted in
communicators, with an outstanding ability to convey im
Skills & Aptitudes their strongly held convictions to others and thereby gri
Abstract thinking, communication
inspire them with their visions. Reflecting their skills for
skills, compassion
and leanings, these people have the potential to excel va
Famous Births
in the artistic sphere, not only as writers, poets and an
Johannes Brahms (1833) composers, but also as spiritual or even political pe
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840) evangelists. to
Eva “Evita” Perón (1919) Despite their best intentions, however, those born
Chiara Ferragni (1987) on May 7 may have less-than-idyllic personal lives, for th
their interest in idealistic concepts and their desire to ilie
Compatible with influence the wider world may leave them with little wi
August 6–10
energy or attention to devote to those closest to them, ae
a tendency that is particularly pronounced in the men ma
born on this day. Indeed, it is ironic that, while they wi
.......................................................... may devote enormous effort to winning allies when at th
work, they may unintentionally neglect the feelings of ag
..........................................................
their partners, children and friends, despite the genu- th
.......................................................... ine affection that they feel for those closest to them. est
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C D C Dr iven Architects

nd
nd
ge.
T hose born on this day harbor extremely strong
convictions, which they will typically maintain
with stubborn determination and strive to propagate
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Second decan: Personal planet is
Mercury
ese as widely as possible. Although they are possessed
hs of a highly developed sense of fair play, which may
ual compel them to direct their efforts toward improving Virtues
Ambitious, moral, tenacious
ws the lot of less fortunate individuals by serving, for
to example, as politicians, May 8 people generally feel a
Vices
his greater connection with the environment—be it with Imposing, domineering,
ve the natural world, or their immediate, perhaps man- closed-minded
of made surroundings—a sympathy that is heightened
ve by their profound innate appreciation of beauty. Car eers
ve Hence they will often be found playing a leading role Historical preservation, landscape
ed in preserving or improving landscapes, historically architect, salesperson, site developer
ey important buildings or their own homes. When in the
by grip of crusading zeal, they may put their ideas across Skills & Aptitudes
lls forcefully, but since they instinctively understand the Sense of justice and morality,
aesthetic interests, effective
cel value of converting rather than alienating others,
communication skills
nd and are gifted and effective communicators with the
cal persuasive talents of a salesperson, they usually prefer Famous Births
to be persuaded. Harry S. Truman (1884)
rn Despite the unwavering loyalty and affection that David Attenborough (1926)
for they manifest toward their friends, partners and fam- Melissa Gilbert (1964)
to ilies, those born on this day may be difficult to live Enrique Iglesias (1975)
tle with because of their high standards and ideals. Their
Compatible with
m, aesthetic concern with their personal environment,
August 6–10
en may result in simmering resentment when those
ey with whom they share their homes fail to fall in with
at their exacting requirements, particularly untidy teen- ..........................................................
of age children. Their energy and self-certainty instill in
..........................................................
u- them a propensity to control the actions of their near-
. est and dearest rather than let them explore their own ..........................................................
avenues independently.
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Fiery Defenders 1[C DK D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Second decan: Personal planet is
T hose born on this day can astonish those who
do not know them well with their awesome
flashes of temper, colorful pyrotechnical displays that
M
co
Mercury are at variance with their generally steady and calm In
approach to life. Such tantrums are rarely gratuitous, pe
Virtues however, instead being provoked by what May 9 or
Compassionate, brave, committed people believe to be manifestations of perversity that pr
hinder implemention of their progressive visions. un
Vices For these are judgemental—almost magisterial— are
Irascible, temperamental,
people, who feel compelled to adopt the champion’s int
judgmental
mantle when moved by examples of injustice or abuse, esp
desiring to protect the downtrodden and reverse their of
Car eers
Political leader, social worker, judge, misfortunes. And, in such instances, when faced with tri
lawyer, artist a humanitarian challenge, May 9 people typically of
draw deep on their prodigious resources of energy,
Skills & Aptitudes determination and courage, thus making inspiring of
Progressive vision, drive to fight leaders. While such qualities suit them extremely well fic
injustice, high energy levels for careers in politics, the caring professions or the pe
judiciary, their enormous sensitivity also endows them an
Famous Births with outstanding artistic potential. for
J.M. Barrie (1860)
Because these people are overridingly possessed to
Mike Wallace (1918)
Billy Joel (1949) by highly developed instincts of moral rectitude, they
Rosario Dawson (1979) generally find it hard to forgive the all-too-human tia
failings of their nearest and dearest, expecting them inn
Compatible with to live up to the lofty ethical standards on which they ing
August 6–10 themselves place such great value. When they expe- by
rience inevitable disappointment within both their wh
professional and personal relationships, their temper- to
.......................................................... amental tendencies surge to the fore, a propensity that ca
is especially marked if they were also born in the Chi- bin
..........................................................
nese year of the dragon. as
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DK D C Devoted Crafters

ho
me
hat
M any of those born on May 10 tend to be
obsessive in exploring and promoting those
concepts that fuel their imaginations and passions.
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Second decan: Personal planet is
lm Indeed, their capacity to become totally absorbed in Mercury
us, pet projects can leave them with little time, energy
9 or even interest to devote to unrelated people or Virtues
hat projects. Without the unconditional tolerance and Focused, ambitious, dynamic
ns. understanding of friends and family members, they
— are unlikely to experience any of the joys of personal Vices
n’s interaction and close emotional support; this is Neglectful, obsessive,
unappreciative
se, especially the case for men born on this day, who
eir often turn a blind eye to what they regard as the
Car eers
th trivial, relatively unimportant chores and obligations
Politician, campaign manager, art
lly of normal family relationships. director, visual artist
gy, While there is no single captivating ideal or topic
ng of interest that can impel May 10 individuals to sacri- Skills & Aptitudes
ell fice their personal lives in this manner, these sensitive Single-minded focus, imaginative
he people generally feel a strong affinity with the arts, powers, logical thought,
em and also with politics, both areas which allow scope communication
for their great imaginative powers and ambitious urge
ed to attain success. Famous Births
Fred Astaire (1899)
ey Such qualities endow these people with the poten- Donovan (1946)
an tial to make their mark on the world as far-seeing Bono (1960)
em innovators, and when they are working toward fulfill- Kenan Thompson (1978)
ey ing their innate promise, they are aided enormously
pe- by their vigor, their willingness to take a lone stand Compatible with
eir when necessary, their ability as gifted communicators August 6–10
er- to enlist the support of others, their capacity for logi-
hat cal thought and their outstanding tenacity. This com- ..........................................................
hi- bination of talents makes them particularly effective
..........................................................
as influencers on social media sites.
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Loyal Maver icks zD GK D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Third decan: Personal planet is Saturn
A lthough exceptionally self-disciplined, those
born on May 11 refuse to be constrained by
others’ narrow rules and regulations or ideas and
T
for
ideals. Fiercely independent in both thought and res
Virtues deed, they also have a burning desire to discover the wh
Innovative, determined, unorthodox world’s truths for themselves, an inherent compulsion im
that inevitably causes them to reject the mores of th
Vices conventional beliefs and behavior patterns. int
Isolated, alienating, radical Their questing and imaginative intellectual quali- un
ties are typically supplemented by outstanding pow- ten
Car eers ers of perception, methodical attention to detail, true
Judge, lawyer, politician, academic
or technical researcher
originality and stubborn tenacity when investigating vid
or defining concepts that fascinate May 11 people. ter
Skills & Aptitudes And, although they are naturally attracted to abstract ste
Self-discipline, ability to think ideas and are therefore suited to academic or technical oft
and research independently, strong research, these are sensitive individuals, whose inter- po
imagination, powers of perception est in every aspect of the human condition endows cee
them with feelings of considerable empathy, which ma
Famous Births may impel them to pursue careers in the judiciary or th
Irving Berlin (1888)
politics. ov
Salvador Dalí (1904)
Richard Feynman (1918) In their interpersonal relationships, their human- gre
Cory Monteith (1982) itarian concern and appreciation of individual-
ity makes them remarkably tolerant of extreme or be
Compatible with eccentric behavior. Coupled with their inherent gifts ser
August 6–10 of intuition, protectiveness and loyalty, they make en
gifted parents, who encourage the natural enthu- str
siasm and inquisitiveness of their children. They are
appreciate that a stable domestic life provides the an
.......................................................... best background for their more radical propensities. ins
Their professional relationships, however, may be less an
..........................................................
harmonious, since they have a tendency to alienate be
.......................................................... more conventional souls. th
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GK D G Dependable Fr iends

ose
by
nd
T hose born on May 12 are valued by coworkers
and family members alike for their dependability,
for they have both a highly developed sense of
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Third decan: Personal planet is Saturn
nd responsibility and a protective desire to help those for
he whom they care by assuming their burdens. These are Virtues
on immensely capable individuals, who typically combine Supportive, deep-thinking,
of their urge to actively make progress with impressive methodical
intellectual gifts, including remarkable perspicacity, an
li- unremitting ability for logical thought and unwavering Vices
w- tenacity. Blunt, hedonistic, overworked
ue Because they are direct and guileless, May 12 indi-
ng viduals tend to speak their minds bluntly, a charac- Car eers
Nurse, social worker, teacher, artist,
le. teristic that is not always advisable, however. Their
musician
act steadfastness of purpose and independent outlook
cal often propels those born on this day into leadership Skills & Aptitudes
er- positions. These individuals are well equipped to suc- Perspicacity and tenacity, high
ws ceed in virtually any career that they choose, but their intelligence, direct form of
ch marked orientation toward others may encourage communication, skills in hosting
or them to work in the caring professions, while their and hospitality
overall sensitivity may furthermore bestow upon them
n- great artistic talent. Famous Births
Florence Nightingale (1820)
al- Those who do not know May 12 people well may Katharine Hepburn (1907)
or be surprised to find that lurking behind the somewhat Tony Hawk (1968)
fts serious face that they present to the world is an appar- Domhnall Gleeson (1983)
ke ently uncharacteristically adventurous and hedonistic
u- streak. For these are intellectually curious types, who Compatible with
ey are stimulated by contact with the different or unusual August 11–16
he and enjoy new experiences and situations. They
es. instinctively understand the importance of relaxation ..........................................................
ess and, since they are gregarious individuals, like nothing
..........................................................
ate better than to be hospitable to others and entertain
them lavishly. ..........................................................
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Br eezy Charmers zD GK zD

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus I n comparison to those who find it a struggle to
attain their ideals, those born on May 13 appear to
breeze through life, effortlessly notching up success
A
co
Third decan: Personal planet is Saturn
after success, charming others in the process. And rea
Virtues indeed, these are undeniably gifted people who are rel
Charming, sensitive, intuitive able to harmonize their often contradictory personal Th
qualities to produce a remarkably effective holistic all
Vices package. Thus while their great intellectual curiousity en
Restless, distracted, flighty stimulates them to think and act independently, rat
their enormous sensitivity and intuitive perspicacity
Car eers makes them extremely receptive to the people and ina
Human resources, project manager,
circumstances that surround them. Similarly, while ex
entrepreneur, writer or artist
many May 13 people manifest a profoundly serious is
Skills & Aptitudes sense of purpose when engaged in tasks that truly lec
Ability to think and act absorb them, their inherent earnestness is balanced co
independently, discerning nature, by their infectious and enthusiastic enjoyment of life. na
people-oriented approach Although their multitude of interests may lead them ind
to consider a variety of careers in the professional ex
Famous Births spheres, their artistic aptitude marks them out for sci
Bea Arthur (1926) particular success in this realm. su
Stevie Wonder (1950)
Their skills and people-oriented approach generally pa
Stephen Colbert (1964)
Robert Pattinson (1986) make these people valued team members—both at
work and within the family—and they typically dis- ide
Compatible with play a remarkable level of affection and loyalty to their th
August 11–16 nearest and dearest, whose lives they seek to enrich to
while simultaneously assuming a supportive and co
protective role. Yet because May 13 individuals, and rel
especially the men born on this day, respond so imme- he
.......................................................... diately to the stimulus of an exciting challenge, they giv
may occasionally appear to be somewhat flighty, pre- in
..........................................................
ferring to investigate an alluring new passion rather de
.......................................................... than sticking doggedly to a less attractive, but perhaps ag
more critical, option.
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GK zD G Humane Visionar ies

to
to
ess
A lthough their enormous sensitivity bestows upon
them the capacity to have deep feelings and
compassion for those who are less fortunate, it is the
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Third decan: Personal planet is Saturn
nd realm of abstract ideas rather than of interpersonal
are relationships that really excites May 14 individuals. Virtues
nal Thus while they may be found devising strategies for Enthusiastic, determined,
tic alleviating global human suffering, it is the excitement perceptive
ity engendered by the challenge that stimulates them,
tly, rather than the end result of their labors. Vices
ity Their marked—often extreme—powers of imag- Obstinate, isolated, stressed
nd ination instill in May 14 people an enthusiasm for
ile exploring new concepts and techniques, a trait which Car eers
IT consultant, anthropologist,
us is backed up extremely effectively by their great intel-
town planner, community worker,
uly lectual and intuitive perceptiveness, their steadfast painter, musician
ed commitment to the mastery of detail, and their obsti-
fe. nate refusal to concede defeat. Such qualities often Skills & Aptitudes
em indicate particular success in the realm of science, for Abstract thinking, imagination,
nal example in information technology, or in the social intuitive perceptiveness
for sciences, although they also have an innate talent for
such artistic pursuits as music, drama, literature and Famous Births
lly painting, too. George Lucas (1944)
Cate Blanchett (1969)
at Such an overriding commitment to the world of Mark Zuckerberg (1984)
is- ideas is usually the mark of the introvert and, while Miranda Cosgrove (1993)
eir those born on May 14 may indeed sometimes appear
ch to be solitary and obsessive types, their interest and Compatible with
nd concern for their coworkers, friends, partners and August 11–16
nd relations, combined with their sense of humor and
me- healthy appreciation of pleasure and beauty typically
ey give them strong interpersonal roots that ground them ..........................................................
re- in the real world. Their knack for problem-solving,
..........................................................
her dependability and kindly attitude frequently encour-
ps age others to seek their advice. ..........................................................
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Introspective Cr eatives zD GK zD

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus T hose born on this day are often perceived by
others as being rather dreamy individuals who
live in worlds of their own devising and therefore
M
reg
Third decan: Personal planet is Saturn
possess a somewhat otherworldly quality. And in in
Virtues many respects this somewhat superficial judgement is an
Sensitive, introspective, caring correct, for these are profoundly introspective beings, idi
who not only have a near-irresistible urge to attain are
Vices knowledge but, once they have accumulated sufficient th
Irresponsible, isolated, dreamy information on subjects that excite their interest, to rec
expand and develop it with unusual imagination and th
Car eers creativity. an
Religious leader or academic,
Thus while their mental agility and independence, pa
humanitarian, musician, painter
their open mindedness toward mystical concepts and en
Skills & Aptitudes their tenacity of purpose endow them with innova- th
Visionary powers, abstract thinking, tive potential, their steady and methodical approach wh
imagination and creativity, open- provides them with the concrete means with which to inf
minded attitude support and validate their visions. Underlying all their sen
actions is their enormous sensitivity, a defining char- ge
Famous Births acteristic which, in their professional lives, may man- ca
Eddy Arnold (1918) ifest itself in areas where it can be employed to effect are
Madeleine Albright (1937)
humanitarian progress, or in the artistic sphere, where fie
David Krumholtz (1978)
Andy Murray (1987) their work can be shared with, and inspire, others. wi
Despite their often solitary interests and modi
Compatible with vivendi, the sensitivity of May 15 people is so all-en- fue
August 11–16 compassing that it propels them toward interpersonal tow
contact, and is often manifested in unusual levels of so
empathy and compassion toward others, especially aff
those closest to them. They are typically fiercely th
.......................................................... devoted to long-standing friends and families and th
particularly to their children. They are encouraged by ma
..........................................................
the emotional support that they receive to share their lar
.......................................................... talents with the wider world. co
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GK zD GK Flamboyant Characters

by
ho
ore
M ay 16 individuals are often described as
“flamboyant,” for although they might not
regard themselves as individualists, and especially not
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus
Third decan: Personal planet is Saturn
in in terms of their attitude toward the predilections
is and foibles of others, they typically blaze a highly Virtues
gs, idiosyncratic and dynamic trail through life. They Passionate, dynamic, self-confident
ain are larger-than-life characters, determined to impose
ent their forceful wills upon people and circumstances and Vices
to receive maximum possible attention and acclaim for Temperamental, intimidating,
nd their actions in the process. Despite these controlling egotistical
and attention-seeking qualities that are such a vital
ce, part of their personal make-up, others thoroughly Car eers
Actor, comedian, musician, radio
nd enjoy their company. Life is rarely dull when around
presenter
va- them, for not only do they present awesome spectacles
ch when in full flight, but their indomitable vigor and Skills & Aptitudes
to infectious joie de vivre draws others to them for the Ambition, orientation for success,
eir sense of fun—and sometimes danger—that they drive to be the center of attention,
ar- generate. Professionally, they will fare best when they high levels of energy and creativity
n- can assume leadership or performing roles, and they
ect are especially well equipped for careers in such artistic Famous Births
ere fields as acting or music-making, in which their talents Liberace (1919)
Pierce Brosnan (1953)
will be appreciated by their audiences. Janet Jackson (1966)
odi The direct approach favored by these people is Megan Fox (1986)
n- fueled by their strength of purpose and orientation
nal toward success, which usually takes the form of per- Compatible with
of sonal ambition. While they are generally loyal and August 11–16
lly affectionate to those who unquestioningly support
ely them, they may brush aside, or even trample over,
nd those who stand in their way. When impeded, they ..........................................................
by may express their frustration by means of spectacu-
..........................................................
eir lar outbursts of temper, a tendency which may, unless
controlled, ultimately sabotage their success. ..........................................................
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Tenacious Missionar ies D GK D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Venus T hose born on May 17 are fueled by their fierce
wish to see their ambitions realized: although
these may involve personal betterment, they are above
T
th
Third decan: Personal planet is Saturn
all concerned with the improvement of the lot of pre
Virtues humanity as a whole. For these are not only perceptive ou
Ambitious, caring, determined people whose clear-sightedness helps them to readily he
identify faults and failings, but they are also individuals an
Vices whose deep, people-oriented sensitivity bestows upon wi
Judgmental, blunt, intolerant them the urge to work toward improving the lives sen
of those less fortunate. Yet despite their prodigious do
Car eers energy, their capacity for original and logical thought, sen
Festival/event manager, travel
and their obstinate refusal to be diverted from their dir
consultant, art director, financial
advisor missions, many May 17 people seem doomed to im
failure. It may be that they have a tendency to set their th
Skills & Aptitudes sights too high, possibly recognizing that their aims of
Clear-sighted perception, people- are inherently unfeasible but nevertheless assuming tak
oriented ambitions, original that they can overcome any obstacles in their path th
thinking, aesthetic sensitivity through sheer determination and force of will.
Once they have developed a greater sense of real- ca
Famous Births ism, these people will thrive in those professions where giv
Bob Saget (1956)
their great practical skills and intellectual idealism can ica
Enya (1961)
Craig Ferguson (1962) find best expression. The artistic sphere promises spe- th
Tony Parker (1982) cial potential for success, for those born on this day pre
have a highly developed sense of the aesthetic, as well th
Compatible with as enormous creativity. They may also find satisfac- ha
August 17–22 tion in the world of finance or in tourism, where they pa
can cater for the enjoyment of others. Within their esp
personal relationships, these people typically show In
.......................................................... great commitment to those closest to them, perhaps so
in inherent recognition of the emotional rewards that an
..........................................................
result from a stable and supportive domestic life. ers
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GK D C GK Just Activists

rce
gh
ve
T hose born on May 18 favor a straightforward
approach in everything that they do, possessed as
they are by a driving urge to push onward rather than
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Venus and Mercury
Third decan: Personal planet is Saturn
of prevaricating or stagnating. They are blessed with an Second cusp: Taurus with Gemini
ve outstanding intellectual ability to cut incisively to the tendencies
ily heart of an issue and then, employing their remarkable
als analytical powers, to build up their own strategy Virtues
on with which to achieve their aims. Because these are Steadfast, energetic, compassionate
ves sensitive types who cannot bear to see injustice being
us done, and who are furthermore endowed with a keen Vices
Obstinate, closed-minded, stubborn
ht, sense of natural justice, their energies will often be
eir directed toward the alleviation of suffering or the
Car eers
to improvement of social systems. When convinced of
Judge, politician, mediator,
eir their moral veracity in the face of a perceived abuse ambassador or diplomat
ms of power, those born on May 18 will not flinch from
ng taking a brave stance and tenaciously persevering with Skills & Aptitudes
th their mission until the challenge has been overcome. Straightforward approach, incisive
Individuals born on this day will flourish in any and strategic thinking, analytical
al- career in which they can attain tangible progress, but, powers, inherent sense of justice
ere given their latent humanitarian and often philosoph-
an ical leanings, they will find special satisfaction when Famous Births
Reggie Jackson (1946)
pe- they can provide guidance to others. Despite their George Strait (1952)
ay predilection for independence of thought and action, Tina Fey (1970)
ell these are empathetic people who would rather not Jens Bergensten (1979)
ac- have to act in isolation, preferring instead to work as
ey part of a harmonious and committed team, this being Compatible with
eir especially true in the case of women born on this day. August 17–22, September 26–28
ow Indeed, in both their professional and personal liai-
ps sons they typically exhibit great charm, consideration ..........................................................
hat and loyalty, qualities that make them valued cowork-
..........................................................
ers, friends and family members.
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Steadfast Problem-solvers D C G D

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Venus and Mercury
Third decan: Personal planet is Saturn
T he steadfast kindness and dependability of those
born on this day marks them out as people to whom
others turn for support and encouragement in times of
T
int
Second cusp: Taurus with Gemini difficulty. When asked to advise upon problems, they an
tendencies typically muster their prodigiously practical talents to th
devise realistic and positive solutions and then devote ex
Virtues their energies wholeheartedly toward implementation. ou
Tactful, empathetic, calm Although they harbor extremely strong convictions, th
which are generally informed by their sense of natural su
Vices justice, they pass on their opinions to others with a th
Suppressed, controlling, resentful
judicious use of tact, tailoring the manner in which th
they impart their ideas without ever compromising inf
Car eers
Politician, teacher, caregiver, the essence of their beliefs. Such pragmatism, when pré
therapist, nurse, counselor combined with their humanitarian concern and th
idealism, suits those born on May 19 to a number of sp
Skills & Aptitudes people-oriented careers, including politics, teaching th
Practical talents, ability to and the caring professions, and, indeed, they will de
implement realistic solutions, usually only find true satisfaction in work involving for
pragmatic outlook interpersonal contact.
These individuals will similarly assume a central lat
Famous Births
role in their private lives, acting as rocks of stability an
Malcolm X (1925)
Andre the Giant (1946) and reliability around which their more flighty friends ma
Grace Jones (1948) and relations flit back and forth, always returning for life
Sam Smith (1992) support. Two dangers are thus presented: that these th
people’s sense of responsibility, protective urge and to
Compatible with commitment to those nearest to them may sometimes ble
August 17–25, September 26–28 cause them to suppress their own needs and desires en
in the interests of others; and that unless they are tie
.......................................................... also able to pursue their personal interests their frus- an
trated desire for independence may find a somewhat po
..........................................................
destructive outlet in the control of those around them. on
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G D C G R elentless explor ers

ose
om
of
T he apparently limitless energy of those born on
May 20, and their appetite for savoring new
intellectual or sensory experiences, arouses both awe
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Venus and Mercury
Third decan: Personal planet is Saturn
ey and exhaustion in others. The awe is inspired by Second cusp: Taurus with Gemini
to the variety of interests that fascinate them, and the tendencies
ote exhaustion by the relentless pace with which they seek
on. out and explore novel ideas and situations. Yet despite Virtues
ns, the speed with which they move from subject to Curious, practical, mercurial
ral subject, from place to place, or from person to person,
ha the knowledge that they gain is rarely superficial, for Vices
Dissatisfied, inconstant, restless
ch their quick wits and intuition enable them to process
ng information into a coherent and remarkably accurate
Car eers
en précis. When they encounter an area that truly absorbs
Humanitarian, painter, musician,
nd them, and the humanitarian, philosophical or artistic academic researcher or professor
of spheres are especially propitious for those born on
ng this day, they manifest a highly developed capacity for Skills & Aptitudes
will detailed investigation and a single-minded tenacity Practical and logical approach,
ng for its development and implementation. energy, ability to absorb and
Despite their apparently ceaseless quest for stimu- process information quickly
ral lation, these people are typically steadfast, supportive
ity and loyal in their personal relationships, although they Famous Births
William Thornton (1759)
ds may initially find it hard to commit themselves to a Jimmy Stewart (1908)
for life partner. Not only is the welfare and happiness of Cher (1946)
ese their nearest and dearest of paramount importance Matt Czuchry (1977)
nd to these caring individuals, but they are furthermore
mes blessed with an endearing joie de vivre, which has an Compatible with
res enlivening effect on those around them. In return, the August 17–25, September 26–28
are ties that they form with their long-standing friends
us- and family members provide a grounding and sup- ..........................................................
hat portive framework from which to launch themselves
..........................................................
m. on their voyages of discovery.
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T
th
th
ph
c Gemini ind
of
May 21 to June 21 en
im
Ruling planet: Mercury Element: Mutable air Symbol: Twins
Polar ity: Positive (masculine) Colors: Red, yellow, orange th
Physical cor r espondence: Lungs, shoulders, arms, hands by
Stones: Beryl, garnet, citrine, amber, agate are
Flowers: Verbena, balm, tansy, yarrow, orchid, myrtle mi
do

T he constellation of Gemini comprises the stars Castor and Pollux, and these brothers
have popularly become associated with the zodiacal sign. The ancient Greeks told
of the seduction of Leda by Zeus, who transformed himself into a swan for the purpose;
de
pr
tio
Leda laid two eggs, one containing her children by her mortal husband Tyndareos, M
Kastor (Castor) and Clytemnestra, and the other her immortal offspring, Polydeuces wo
(Pollux) and Helen. Castor was killed, and Pollux mourned his brother’s death so deeply
that Zeus raised his dead twin to immortality. The twin analogy is common to most wh
traditions, though not all the characters are male, or even siblings. The ancient Egyptians vo
envisaged the Gemini couple as a man and woman, while in Hindu belief the pair are ita
lovers known as Maithuna. ind
The primary characteristic associated with Gemini is duality, symbolically represented we
by the opposition of masculinity and femininity, or mortality and divinity. The ambiv- en
alence, as well as its potential reconciliation and synthesis, is compounded by Gemini’s en
planetary ruler, Mercury, who in various traditions was a hermaphroditic deity. As well va
as being blessed with mercurial minds and outstanding powers of communication, those ap
born under this sign are intellectually diverse but occasionally indecisive and impulsive. th
The element of air confers the qualities of versatility and idealism, but also a potential ad
lack of direction and restlessness.
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C DK Enthusiastic Visionar ies

T hose born on this day can be characterized by their


total commitment to whatever it is that excites
their devotion and inspiration, be it their families,
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: V
xx decan:
First
Mercury and Venus
P Personal planet is
decan:
their hobbies, or their work. Blessed with tremendous xxMercury
cusp: Ta
physical and intellectual energy, these dynamic First cusp: Gemini with Taurean
individuals typically throw themselves into the pursuit Virtues
tendencies
Tac
of their interests and ideological aims with boundless
enthusiasm, tenaciously investigating, developing and Virtues
Vices
Attentive, determined, caring
implementing until they have achieved their purpose. Sup
Since they have the potential to be stubborn,
Vices
those born on this day may sometimes be regarded Car eers
Isolated, obsessive, obstinate
by others as obsessive and obstinate, yet because they Pr
are deeply practical and possess an ingenious turn of Car eers
mind, their eventual success will often prove their Skills
Financial & Aptitudes
advisor, engineer,
doubters wrong. Their visionary and pragmatic ten- Pra
humanitarian worker, artist
rs dencies augur particularly well for finance-related
d professions, as well as the realm of technical inven- Famous
Skills &Births
Aptitudes
Ma
Commitment in all areas, energy,
e; tion, but their great sensitivity also bestows upon
s, May 21 people enormous aptitude for humanitarian genuine interest in others’ welfare
Compatible with
es work and artistic endeavors. A
Famous Births
y Although they may cut themselves off from society
Alexander Pope (1688)
st when engaging in what they may perceive to be their ..........................................................
Henri Rousseau (1844)
ns vocational labors, these people by no means prefer sol- ..........................................................
Mr. T (1952)
e itary lifestyles. Not only are they interested in other Lisa Edelstein (1966)
..........................................................
individuals, and experience great concern for their ..........................................................
d welfare, but they are gregarious and sensual types who Compatible with
..........................................................
- enjoy relaxing with friends and family members and August 21–22, September 21–25
’s ensuring that everyone has a good time. One disad-
ll vantage of their generally guileless and affectionate ..........................................................
e approach toward others, however, is that they run
..........................................................
e. the risk that are more manipulative people may take
al advantage of them. ..........................................................
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Flitting Polymaths C DK 1C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mercury and Venus
First decan: Personal planet is
I nherent in the behavior of those born on May 22 is
an apparently paradoxical tendency to concentrate
on one specific area of interest in meticulous detail,
T
ma
Mercury while flitting from fascination to fascination in an dr
First cusp: Gemini with Taurean apparently superficial manner. Yet this dual propensity aff
tendencies
is not really so contradictory when one considers that po
these individuals have a profound urge to search for is
Virtues knowledge and thereby gain greater understanding. ins
Inquisitive, pioneering, empathetic
Their compulsion to learn and investigate encom- th
passes their tendency to gather a minutiae of infor- an
Vices
mation on subjects that truly arrest their attention
Controlling, manipulative, bossy
and, when these are exhausted, to renew their quest 23
for new areas of enlightenment. Their twin capacity life
Car eers
Journalist, advertising consultant, to single-mindedly explore, as well as their abhor- ab
political leader, science professor rence of intellectual stagnation, is an unusual and en
potentially extremely fulfilling combination. In addi- wi
Skills & Aptitudes tion to the artistic and scientific spheres, these people ab
Attention to detail, thirst for will find satisfaction in working in such arts-related
knowledge, inspiring others business activities as journalism and advertising, as int
well as politics. th
Famous Births What motivates those born on May 22 is their th
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859)
Laurence Olivier (1907)
desire to work for the improvement of humanity, be it dip
Naomi Campbell (1970) by acting as inspirational innovators or by imparting ho
Ginnifer Goodwin (1978) the truths that they have learned in their own quests inv
for illumination to guide the beliefs and actions of
Compatible with others. Whether within their professional or domes- act
August 21–22, September 21–25 tic relationships, these individuals effortlessly assume th
a leadership and mentoring role. Although this ten- ab
.......................................................... dency makes them wise and effective parents and th
friends, it may also cause them to become overly con- tem
..........................................................
trolling. In either event, their care and concern for wi
.......................................................... their loved ones is never in doubt. tio
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DK 1C DK Magnetic Intellects

is
ate
ail,
T he vibrancy, enthusiastic outlook and great
personal charm exuded by those born on May 23
make them popular characters who seem to effortlessly
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mercury and Venus
First decan: Personal planet is
an draw others to them. These bright individuals inspire Mercury
ity affection and admiration in equal measure. A further First cusp: Gemini with Taurean
hat potent ingredient that adds to their overall appeal tendencies
for is their orientation toward other people, a leaning
inspired by their empathy, their genuine concern for Virtues
Charming, caring, incisive
m- the well-being of others, their natural gregariousness
or- and, to some extent, their desire for approval.
Vices
on In addition, their insatiable curiosity instills in May Impulsive, controlling, superficial
est 23 people the urge to discover as much as they can of
ity life’s mysteries, and furthermore to pit their consider- Car eers
or- able skills and efforts against any challenges that they Nurse, actor, musician, diplomat
nd encounter. They typically combine their sharp wits
di- with highly imaginative minds, as well as a redoubt- Skills & Aptitudes
ple able talent for practical action. Enthusiastic outlook on life,
ed Their humanitarian bias, artistic sensibilities, acute orientation toward other people,
as intellectual powers, and urge to effect progress, equip insatiable curiosity
them for a variety of careers, including those within
Famous Births
eir the caring professions, the performing arts and also
Drew Carey (1958)
e it diplomacy. Whatever career they choose to pursue, Melissa McBride (1965)
ng however, they will usually only flourish if their work Jewel (1974)
sts involves significant interpersonal contact. Apollo Robbins (1974)
of Similarly, May 23 people will usually wish to be
es- actively involved to the fullest extent in the lives of Compatible with
me those closest to them and will have the outstanding August 22, September 24–26
n- ability both to enliven and provide close support to
nd their personal relationships. They should, however, ..........................................................
n- temper a certain compulsion to behave impulsively
..........................................................
for without having fully thought through the implica-
tions of their actions. ..........................................................
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Persuasive Catalysts C C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is
P eople born on May 24 can be compared to
catalysts, for they have a gift for making things
happen to others without being in any way affected
A
na
Mercury themselves, whether this be done by changing the co
opinions of those around them or by spurring them co
Virtues into action. pe
Inspirational, resourceful, curious Because they are blessed with incisive powers of po
thought and analysis, those born on this day typically em
Vices approach any problem they encounter by first examin- th
Imposing, acerbic, controlling ing the diversity of issues associated with it, and then or
honing in on one specific area in which real improve-
Car eers ments can be made. of
Salesperson, politician, lawyer,
Little stimulates these individuals more than an co
teacher, performing artist
intellectual challenge to which they can apply their to
Skills & Aptitudes considerable energy and talents. These people possess in
Ability to spur into action, the facility to communicate their ideas both verbally th
analytical problem-solving, verbal and in writing, giving them the ability to persuade and sk
and written communication skills inspire others. Such loquacious and people-oriented alo
qualities mark them out for careers as salespeople, pol- an
Famous Births iticians, teachers, or artists and performers. mi
Queen Victoria of Britain (1819) Although it is the realm of abstract concepts that 25
Bob Dylan (1941)
John C. Reilly (1965)
truly fascinates them, May 24 individuals are not con- th
Mark Ballas (1986) tent to lead solitary, contemplative lives, preferring po
instead to share their ideas with other people. But,
Compatible with they tend to seek an acquiescent audience rather than en
September 24–27 a open forum for debate, and may become impatient of
and frustrated if, despite their efforts, they fail to win ge
converts to their cause. This somewhat controlling do
.......................................................... propensity also applies to their closest personal rela- rem
tionships—and particularly to their children if they wi
..........................................................
are parents—for their strong sense of self-belief can th
.......................................................... lead them to expect, and often demand, unquestioning su
submission from their nearest and dearest. rel
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C CK Moral Leaders

to
ngs
ed
A t the core of the personalities of May 25
individuals lies an intractable sense of honor,
natural justice and decency, a deeply held moral
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is
he code that underlies the majority of their personal Mercury
em convictions and actions. This is not to say that these
people are intellectually rigid: to the contrary, they Virtues
of possess a mercurial turn of mind that leads them to Empathetic, charismatic,
lly embrace new ideas or innovations easily, albeit with determined
n- the proviso that these do not conflict with their ethical
en or ideological beliefs. Vices
Judgmental, impatient, controlling
ve- Their sensitivity toward the suffering or misfortunes
of others endows them not only with a great sense of
Car eers
an compassion for the downtrodden, but also the desire Art teacher, charity organizer,
eir to actively work toward the improvement of their lot: motivational speaker
ess in the course of their struggle they typically draw upon
lly their enormous energy and powerful communication Skills & Aptitudes
nd skills. And, although they possess the courage to stand Deep sense of honor and justice,
ed alone if necessary, their favored option is to inspire openness to new ideas, sensitivity
ol- an equally determined and enthusiastic band of like- toward others’ suffering
minded individuals. Such characteristics endow May
Famous Births
hat 25 people with pronounced leadership potential, and
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803)
n- they gain greatest satisfaction when blazing an artistic, Sir Ian McKellan (1939)
ng political or humanitarian trail. Mike Meyers (1963)
ut, Within their personal lives, these people are ori- Octavia Spencer (1970)
an ented toward protecting and ensuring the happiness
nt of their loved ones. Yet despite the indulgence and Compatible with
win generosity that they typically display within their September 24–28
ng domestic relationships, their ethical convictions
la- remain paramount. Should these be transgressed, they ..........................................................
ey will experience deep hurt and disillusionment even to
..........................................................
an the point of abruptly withdrawing their affection and
ng support from the offender, no matter how close the ..........................................................
relationship.
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Independent Artists C C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is
T hose born on May 26 may regard life as something
of a struggle, particularly in their quest to find
both intellectual and emotional fulfillment. It may
A
ab
Mercury seem somewhat paradoxical that it is their own talents, th
which they employ so effectively on others’ behalf, that po
Virtues impede their own search for happiness. For inherent co
Inspirational, dynamic, in these individuals are both firmly held ideological wi
independent convictions and a restless urge to gain new knowledge de
and experience. th
Vices While having the potential to embrace new ideas, im
Hypocritical, imposing, impulsive
these people may also strive to impose or maintain are
their strong social ideals. These two characteristics to
Car eers
can be remarkably efficacious when in harmony, but ins
Theater or art director, business
entrepreneur, team manager, if imbalanced they may result in double standards and em
academic department head alternately impulsive and intolerant behavior. Never- of
theless, the dynamism of those born on this day fre-
Skills & Aptitudes quently inspires the admiration of others, and they pe
Thirst for knowledge, firm may therefore assume leading roles in those profes- dip
convictions, ability to lead sions that naturally attract them, such as the perform- rea
ing arts, with which they have a special affinity and on
Famous Births where they may enjoy autonomy of action and influ- op
John Wayne (1907)
Stevie Nicks (1948)
ence over others.
Lenny Kravitz (1964) Because intellectual and physical independence is of ge
Helena Bonham Carter (1966) such fundamental importance to them, May 26 people ind
will inherently resist submitting to another authority. era
Compatible with Not only do they find it difficult to conform to cor- wh
September 24–28 porate life, but they may also be reluctant to commit pe
themselves to a single life partner. Within established nu
.......................................................... personal relationships, however, they tend to reserve att
the freedom that they cherish for themselves exclu- de
..........................................................
sively, while at the same time expecting their nearest th
.......................................................... and dearest to conform to their expectations. th
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C CK Confident Human itar ians

ng
nd
ay
A lthough they are incisive and imaginative thinkers
who possess the enviable capacity to easily
absorb the intricacies of complex abstract theories,
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is
ts, those born on this day are not really interested in Mercury
hat pondering undisturbed in isolation; instead they feel
nt compelled to share the fruits of their knowledge Virtues
cal with the wider world. These people are fueled by the Innovative, practical, dynamic
ge desire to be of benefit to humanity as a whole, and
their favored approach is to take practical action to Vices
Dominating, impersonal,
as, implement their progressive ideals. Although they
inaccessible
ain are sympathetic to human suffering, they manage
ics to remain somewhat emotionally detached, perhaps
Car eers
but instinctively recognizing that too deep a level of Doctor, teacher, diplomat,
nd emotional involvement would limit their ability to be performing artist
er- of effective help.
re- These characteristics in particular equip May 27 Skills & Aptitudes
ey people particularly well for the medical, teaching or Imaginative thinking, ability to
es- diplomatic professions, as well as for those artistic understand abstract concepts,
m- realms where they can express themselves freely; the practical approaches
nd only vital requirement being that there should be an
Famous Births
u- opportunity to guide or care for other people.
Henry Kissinger (1923)
Their confidence, as well as the infectious optimism Joseph Fiennes (1970)
of generated by their strength of purpose, endow these Paul Bettany (1971)
ple individuals with great magnetism, and they are gen- Chris Colfer (1990)
ty. erally well respected and greatly liked by those with
or- whom their work brings them into contact. Yet their Compatible with
mit personal relationships may be less harmonious for a September 25–29
ed number of reasons, including the amount of time and
ve attention that they devote to their work, their ten- ..........................................................
u- dency to control the lives of those closest to them, and
..........................................................
est their strong self-belief, which makes it difficult for
them to accept criticism. ..........................................................
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R adical Thinkers C CK

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is
T hose born on May 28 are stimulated by the
grand picture, by visions that are so progressive
that others may find them radical and unrealistic. Yet
O
joi
Mercury because they are blessed with the ability to accept and en
investigate innovative ideas rather than reject them th
Virtues out of hand, the proposals that they advance rarely ha
Original, imaginative, tolerant seem to be fantastic and unfeasible. In many ways tal
those born on this day are ahead of their times, and, in Th
Vices retrospect, it will probably be their detractors who are ten
Defensive, destructive, isolated proved wrong. Although they are able to communicate in
their ideals effectively to those who are sympathetic rec
Car eers and like-minded, their words will fall on deaf ears
Actor, theater director, author,
when they preach to those who are less enlightened rie
business entrepreneur
and adventurous. so
Skills & Aptitudes Given the generally unenthusiastic reception to be bu
Ability to envisage and initiate expected for their enterprising proposals, people born wi
progressive change, givers of loyal on May 28 are likely to achieve greatest success when lyt
support and respect in relationships able to work apart from mainstream bodies in those als
areas where their personal flair and originality can be th
Famous Births showcased. Thus, they can make very successful artists, ne
Joseph Ignace Guillotin (1738) writers or stage performers for example, or business
Ian Fleming (1908)
Colbie Caillat (1985)
entrepreneurs. ca
Carey Mulligan (1985) Because these people yearn to influence others and pe
institute progress in their own, inimitable way, they th
Compatible with have to learn to deal with the inevitable disappoint- fes
September 25–29 ment of having their most deeply cherished ideals dis- era
paraged by others. Some of those born on this day are th
able to cope with this by putting on a brave and defi- hu
.......................................................... ant face, others by withdrawing into their own worlds. ma
All, however, value the unquestioning respect, support of
..........................................................
and affection of their friends, partners and families, to
.......................................................... and usually reciprocate such loyalty in kind. mo
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C CK Giving Charmers

he
ve
Yet
O thers are drawn to May 29 people, attracted by
their kindness, endearing charm and infectious
joie de vivre, and in turn these gregarious individuals
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is
nd ensure that a good time is had by all. Not only are Mercury
em they fundamentally concerned with trying to bring
ely happiness to others, but they believe in sharing their Virtues
ays talents and, when they are blessed with it, good fortune. Magnetic, gregarious, altruistic
in They therefore exhibit both hedonistic and altruistic
Vices
are tendencies, characteristics that are often incompatible
Unfocused, hedonistic,
ate in others, but which those born on this day manage to manipulative
tic reconcile extremely effectively.
ars So determined are people born on May 29 to expe- Car eers
ed rience all that life has to offer that it may take them Politician, project developer, film
some time to alight on and settle into a fulfilling career, director, business manager
be but once they have found their professional niche they
rn will commit their prodigious energy and incisive ana- Skills & Aptitudes
en lytical skills to the realization of their imaginative ide- Joie de vivre attitude, concern for
the happiness of others, pleasure in
ose als. Because these are strongly people-oriented types,
exploring new ideas
be they will thrive in such diverse fields as politics, busi-
ts, ness and the arts. Famous Births
ess In all their ventures, those born on May 29 typi- T.H. White (1906)
cally seek to enlist approval and support from as many John F. Kennedy (1917)
nd people as possible, and they are not above exploiting Daniel Tosh (1975)
ey the power of their natural charisma. In both their pro- Laverne Cox (1984)
nt- fessional and domestic lives they will therefore gen-
is- erally be surrounded by enthusiastic admirers, whom Compatible with
September 25–30
are they will treat with generous affection and gentle
fi- humor. Exemplary friends and parents, these people
ds. may be less successful as partners, however, on account ..........................................................
ort of their tendency to keep an open house, as well as
..........................................................
es, to respond to new challenges: it is therefore of para-
mount importance that their partners should have a ..........................................................
high tolerance level.
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Jacks of All Trades C CK

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is
P erhaps the defining personal characteristic
inherent in those born on this day, and the one that
informs and influences the majority of their actions,
M
of
Mercury is their irresistible fascination with imaginative and ab
innovatory concepts. Indeed, the adjective “mercurial” do
Virtues perfectly encapsulates the restless inquisitiveness of th
Imaginative, innovative, polymathic their intellectual approach, which leads them to search ex
ceaselessly for knowledge and truth and makes them th
Vices remarkably receptive and sympathetic to new ideas see
Skittish, unreliable, impulsive and proposals. pr
Although their curiosity and need for stimulation bo
Car eers endow those born on this day with the potential to
Sportsperson, stockbroker, author,
become gifted polymaths, it also carries the inherent pe
blogger
risk that they may fail to settle on any interest long be
Skills & Aptitudes enough to develop it fully. Well able to inspire and iss
Thirst for knowledge, interest in direct the thoughts and actions of others by means of rel
multiple areas, ability to inspire their enthusiasm, optimism and communication skills, op
others some of those born on May 30 have a propensity to on
leave others to finalize the less intriguing aspects of of
Famous Births their projects while they themselves move on to more dir
Peter Carl Fabergé (1846) alluring pastures, rarely completely getting to grips me
Wynonna Judd (1964)
Idina Menzel (1971)
with the finer detail. an
CeeLo Green (1974) Professionally, May 30 people are suited to those th
areas in which they have the best chance of utilizing
Compatible with their talents and the least chance of becoming bored ac
September 26–30, October 1 with the minutiae of working life. Finance-related str
careers, such as in stockbroking, are especially indi- are
cated, as are artistic and sporting pursuits. In their als
.......................................................... personal relationships, too, these people tend to shy wo
away from sustained commitment and the constraints in
..........................................................
imposed by familial obligations; nevertheless they pr
.......................................................... typically care deeply for their nearest and dearest. fle
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C CK Mercur ial Independents

tic
hat
ns,
M any of those who do not know them well can
be bewildered by the apparent inconsistency
of those born on this day: they can be enthusiastic
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is
nd about a new venture at one moment, and almost Mercury
al” doctrinaire in their upholding of traditional values at
of the next. Similarly, their tendency to alternate between Virtues
ch exuberant optimism and dark pessimism can make Individualistic, pragmatic,
em these people difficult to know and understand. Such innovative
eas seemingly conflicting patterns of behavior reflect their
prodigious imaginative power, a gift that can have Vices
Jealous, authoritarian, capricious
on both positive and negative influences.
to While their strong imagination endows May 31
Car eers
nt people with enormous innovatory potential, it also Poet, author, marketing advisor,
ng bestows on them the ability to see all sides of an charity fundraiser,
nd issue, thereby sometimes making them indecisive or
of reluctant to take potentially disastrous risks, instead Skills & Aptitudes
lls, opting for the safer, albeit more static, option. Yet Imaginative powers, potential for
to once convinced of the veracity of a particular course innovation, ability to assess an issue
of of action, May 31 people will typically pursue it with fairly
ore directness and great capability, devising ingenuous
Famous Births
ps means of overcoming any obstacles in their path,
Walt Whitman (1819)
and gearing themselves toward influencing others by Clint Eastwood (1930)
ose their work and vision. Brooke Shields (1965)
ng Because they are independent in both thought and Colin Farrell (1976)
ed action, those born on this day fare best when uncon-
ed strained by the rules and regulations of others. They Compatible with
di- are especially attracted to artistic pursuits, but may September 27–30, October 1–2
eir also find fulfillment when engaged in humanitarian
hy work. They are generous of their time and attention ..........................................................
nts in both their professional and personal relationships,
..........................................................
ey provided, that is, that they do not feel trapped or sti-
fled by the demands of others, a propensity that is ..........................................................
particularly pronounced in the men born on this day.
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Ar dent Observers C D C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Second decan: Personal planet is
­­J une 1 individuals possess the pronounced
characteristic of mercurial inquisitiveness, which
is manifested by their almost insatiable desire for
T
th
Venus intellectual stimulation and manifold interests. While Su
their inherent curiosity endows them with a natural oth
Virtues predilection for exploring abstract concepts and ma
Inquisitive, progressive, delving deeper in a truly innovative fashion, it may, ind
affectionate however, equally prohibit them from concentrating on da
one topic alone.
Vices Those born on this day have a remarkably low len
Restless, superficial, guarded
boredom threshold, as well as a horror of being sti- ag
fled and stultified by petty details. These individuals th
Car eers
are intrigued by human behavior, for observing other ke
Marketing or advertising
consultant, psychologist, detective people and speculating about their characters and rea
motivations provides them with an endless challenge. tio
Skills & Aptitudes This orientation, when combined with an openness to eff
Ability to understand abstract change and progress, gives them the aptitude for such sh
concepts, strong inclination toward fields as marketing, advertising, the media and politics, wi
understanding human behavior or perhaps psychology or detective work. cia
Despite their almost compulsive interest in other res
Famous Births people, however, those born on June 1 are often ca
Marilyn Monroe (1926)
Morgan Freeman (1937)
extremely private individuals, who guard their own of
Heidi Klum (1973) personal lives jealously. It may be that they recognize
Amy Schumer (1981) the value of keeping the professional and domestic sti
spheres in which they operate separate, or that they No
Compatible with do not wish the personae that they have adopted with plu
September 29–30, October 1–3 colleagues to be unmasked to reveal their “real” selves. th
Whether plagued by insecurity or not, they tend to sh
.......................................................... resist committing themselves to a life partner, but Th
once they are firmly enmeshed within bonds of fam- fee
..........................................................
ily and friendship, these people typically enliven their th
.......................................................... personal liaisons, and make particularly affectionate th
and effective parents.
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D C DK Formidable Troupers

ed
ch
for
T he lives of those born on June 2 rarely seem to run
smoothly: no sooner has one hurdle been cleared,
than another appears to impede the path of progress.
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Second decan: Personal planet is
ile Such is the frequency of these crises in their lives, that Venus
ral others often secretly wonder whether they have been
nd manufactured—consciously or unconsciously—by the Virtues
ay, individuals themselves as a means of spicing up their Flexible, courageous, intellectual
on daily routine.
It is indeed true that June 2 people thrive on chal- Vices
Trouble-seeking, compulsive,
ow lenge, relishing the opportunity to pit their skills
anxious
ti- against the difficult or unexpected, particularly if
als they were also born in the Chinese year of the mon-
Car eers
her key. These are quick-witted individuals, who can Scientific researcher, performing
nd readily analyze the many facets inherent in a situa- artist, quality controller
ge. tion, more often than not devising an ingenious and
to effective course of action. And, because they enjoy Skills & Aptitudes
ch sharing their considerable talents with others, they Ability to overcome obstacles,
cs, will frequently flourish in the artistic sphere—espe- analytical mindset, strategic
cially as performers—but also sometimes as scientific thinking
her researchers or as corporate trouble-shooters; in any
Famous Births
en career, in fact, in which they are allowed autonomy
Thomas Hardy (1840)
wn of thought and action. Wayne Brady (1972)
ze Their predilection for exposing themselves to new Zachary Quinto (1977)
tic stimuli may, however, complicate their personal lives. Justin Long (1978)
ey Not only do they typically find it hard to take the
th plunge in committing themselves to a life partner, but Compatible with
es. they may also lack the capacity to stick with a relation- September 30, October 1–3
to ship once it has lost its initial bloom of excitement.
but This is not to say that they do not possess profound ..........................................................
m- feelings for their nearest and dearest, but rather that
..........................................................
eir they may helplessly succumb to the irresistible lure of
ate the unknown—or even the unattainable. ..........................................................
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Forceful Fr ee-thinkers C D C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Second decan: Personal planet is
D espite their marked independence of thought,
June 3 people are not the types to distance
themselves from the company of others in order to
T
tak
Venus explore concepts that interest them, or to seek solitude. up
To the contrary, they feel a need to share their ideas de
Virtues with others, indeed, often to impose them on those fas
Pioneering, independent, dedicated around them. by
June 3 people are intellectually restless, yet their or
Vices strong urge to achieve tangible results by imple- im
Demanding, irritable, impatient menting the visions that inspire them gives them the th
ability to concentrate upon their chosen aims with th
Car eers single-minded dedication, thus giving their mer- ye
Teacher, scientific researcher, art
curial tendencies an outlet for resolving new prob-
director, performing artist
lems. Such qualities, when supplemented by their po
Skills & Aptitudes impressive communicative talents, give these people wo
Desire to share knowledge with the potential to succeed especially in such spheres as be
others, single-minded focus, teaching, research and the performing arts. to
communicative talents Coupled with their predilection for putting across rea
their occasionally idiosyncratic opinions—even str
Famous Births in the face of a hostile audience—is these people’s or
Jefferson Davis (1808) (often unconscious) desire to bask in the acclaim ize
Josephine Baker (1906)
Anderson Cooper (1967)
of others, a combination that is not easily recon- qu
Rafael Nadal (1986) ciled. June 3 people sometimes alienate others and pr
forfeit the goodwill and admiration that they seek int
Compatible with to elicit. This reaction is usually due to the forceful
September 30, October 1–4 and impatient manner in which they present their th
beliefs. While charming and benevolent when things sh
are going their way, they may become negative and co
.......................................................... domineering when their path is blocked. This pro- int
pensity is especially pronounced in confrontations gr
..........................................................
with recalcitrant family members and friends. to
.......................................................... ot
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D C DK Logical Pathfinders

ht,
nce
to
T hose with June 4 birthdays are driven by their
fascination with acquiring knowledge and then
taking the learning process a step further, expanding
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Second decan: Personal planet is
de. upon the information they have garnered and Venus
eas developing new approaches in their own, original
ose fashion. While their attention is primarily absorbed Virtues
by the conceptual realm of ideas, they are people- Determined, ingenious, charismatic
eir oriented to the extent that they feel the urge to
e- impart to others their enthusiasm for whatever it is Vices
Closed-off, negligent, inconsiderate
he that most excites them. Anxious to inform and guide
th their friends, family members and coworkers, they
er- yearn to influence the world at large. Car eers
Social worker, caregiver, medical
b- All June 4 individuals have great innovational researcher, actor
eir potential, and although some are motivated in their
ple work by humanitarian concerns and may perhaps Skills & Aptitudes
as become social workers or caregivers, others choose Development of original ideas,
to apply their considerable intellectual talents to the communication skills, single-
oss realm of research. Most have a pronounced artistic minded focus
en streak that suits them admirably for careers as writers
e’s or actors if they are self-confident enough to capital- Famous Births
King George III of England
im ize on their creative capabilities. Although typically (1738)
n- quite single-minded when inspired by a stimulating Angelina Jolie (1975)
nd project, these people become easily bored when their Russell Brand (1975)
ek intellects are restricted. Brandon Jenner (1981)
ful Whether unwittingly or consciously, many of
eir those born on this day place their personal relation- Compatible with
gs ships in a subordinate position to their work. Their October 1–5, December 18–19
nd considerable charm, kindness and highly developed
o- interpersonal skills draw others to them. Despite the ..........................................................
ns great affection they genuinely feel for those closest
..........................................................
to them, these people often may inadvertently hurt
others when their profession rather than social com- ..........................................................
mitments are regarded as paramount.
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Visionary Geniuses C D C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Second decan: Personal planet is
J une 5 people have the capacity to generate such
innovative ideas that others may regard them as
either geniuses or crackpots. Their vision and soaring
T
ma
Venus imaginative powers seem unlimited in scope, for th
these far-sighted individuals refuse to be fettered by vis
Virtues conventional truths, recognizing that nothing can be wi
Steadfast, empathetic, far-sighted taken for granted. Extremely perceptive, possessed of de
intellectual curiosity and apparently unlimited energy im
Vices when it comes to developing and researching the fav
Delicate, misunderstood, insecure topics that absorb them, those born on this day have inq
the potential to flourish in a variety of professions. th
Car eers The key to the success of individuals born on this
Poet, scientific researcher,
day often lies simply in the extent to which they can un
mathematical theorist, physicist
communicate effectively with others. Despite their ne
Skills & Aptitudes considerable verbal and literary skills, the task of th
Technical expertise, ability to focus, explaining their idiosyncratic ideas often proves diffi- tow
imaginative powers cult. Both the artistic and scientific realms allow these pa
people’s talents to flourish: the first requires the sus- sta
Famous Births pension of belief, making their visions more likely to ca
Adam Smith (1723) be acceptable, while the latter calls for rational enquiry str
Pancho Villa (1878) and method, so that their theories may be proven ge
Mark Walburg (1971)
Pete Wentz (1979)
unequivocally. ult
Those born on June 5 are hypersensitive within
Compatible with their personal relationships, for the numerous dis- sta
October 2–6, December 18–19 appointments they experience due to the skepticism da
or ridicule of others undermine their self-confidence. ula
They are needy and deeply appreciative of the unques- th
tioning love and support of their close companions, ing
.......................................................... while empathetic toward those who express their un
individuality. In this latter respect they make support- th
..........................................................
ive, loving parents, who will typically encourage their th
.......................................................... children as well as delighting in the fresh approach pro
children bring to life. th
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D C DK Understated Gems

ch
as
ng
T hose born on June 6 hide their true nature
behind deceptively ordinary and mild-mannered
masks. They learn through bitter experience that
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Second decan: Personal planet is
for the uninhibited expression of the sometimes radical Venus
by visions that inspire them will not generally meet with
be widespread acceptance, so they present themselves in a Virtues
of deliberately conventional manner. These are, however, Original, adaptable, imaginative
gy imaginative individuals, who disdain the ordinary in
he favor of the extraordinary: their mercurial intellects, Vices
Insecure, inhibited, suppressed
ve inquisitiveness and flair for innovation typically lead
them into uncharted realms.
his Because they are sharp as well as attracted to the Car eers
Visual artist, park ranger,
an unorthodox, they have little difficulty in accepting sportsperson, special-projects
eir new ideas and rising to intellectual challenges. In developer
of those professions where they can work independently
ffi- toward their aims—artistic and outdoor pursuits are Skills & Aptitudes
ese particularly well starred—they have the potential to Unorthodox perspectives, lateral
us- startle and delight others with their originality and thinking, diligent work ethic
to capacity for lateral thinking. If constrained by the
iry strictures of large corporations, they will work dili- Famous Births
Diego Valazquez (1599)
en gently, but may harbor subversive feelings which could
Jason Isaacs (1963)
ultimately cause them to rebel. Paul Giamatti (1967)
hin Although they will often take a brave and solitary Natalie Morales (1972)
is- stand to promote their visions, those born on this
sm day need to feel that others believe in them, partic- Compatible with
ce. ularly their nearest and dearest. Since so much of October 3–7, December 18–20
es- their time and energy must be devoted to persuad-
ns, ing work colleagues of the potential success of their
eir unusual approach, it is vital to their emotional health ..........................................................
rt- that they can count on the unquestioning support of
..........................................................
eir those closest to them, a requirement that is even more
ch pronounced if they were born in the Chinese year of ..........................................................
the goat.
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Popular Brainiacs C D C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Second decan: Personal planet is
J une 7 individuals are, it sometimes seems, on a
constant quest for ever more stimulation, seeking
to experience novel sensations and to acquire new
T
gre
Venus knowledge. Such is the depth of this urge that while to
they can demonstrate remarkably single-minded to
Virtues focus, concentration and analytical skills when up
Curious, tenacious, analytical absorbed by a stimulating task or concept, if bored or th
uninterested they tend to flit speedily from subject to pr
Vices subject in search of intellectual satisfaction. sp
Restless, superficial, flighty Many of those born on this day profess a portfo- su
lio of wide-ranging interests, as well as many talents, mo
Car eers and may find it hard to choose from among their an
Social-media marketing or
options in making an initial career choice. Although ch
advertising executive, performing
artist they may be successful in a variety of professions,
they will rarely gain true fulfillment unless they can ur
Skills & Aptitudes follow their own creative path. Their creative talents we
Single-minded focus, wide-ranging and social inclinations provide for good personal an
interests, self-confidence and interaction, thus suiting them well to the performing ev
originality arts and such commercial activities as marketing or mo
advertising. pe
Famous Births Their pronounced originality, self-confidence and
Liam Neeson (1952)
Prince (1958)
vigor endows these gregarious people with great pow- ow
Michael Cera (1988) ers of attraction, making them popular figures, and en
Iggy Azalea (1990) they enjoy the variety and fun inherent in a large cir- fee
cle of friends and acquaintances. Committing them- th
Compatible with selves to a single life partner does not come easily to lim
October 4–8, December 21–23 June 7 people, who are often concerned that their ca
independence of action will be thereby curtailed. It is pe
.......................................................... not that they lack the capacity to be deeply affection- yo
ate,it is simply that these free-spirited individuals are In
..........................................................
afraid that the demands of partnership or marriage of
.......................................................... will ultimately stifle them. gre
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D C DK R ebellious Live wir es

ng
ew
a
T hose born on June 8 need to experience constant
intellectual stimulation; being bored is their
greatest fear and they typically go to enormous lengths
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Second decan: Personal planet is
ile to avoid any tedious situation. This strong aversion Venus
ed to anything that they perceive as being dull bestows
en upon them a tendency to make snap judgments as to Virtues
or the potential level of interest inherent in any person, Intelligent, enthusiastic, pioneering
to project or pursuit they encounter, leading to either a
speedy dismissal or an enthusiastic taking-up of the Vices
Dismissing, rebellious, critical
o- subject concerned. Their actions and interests are
ts, motivated by their formidable curiosity, their alertness
eir and their desire to actively test themselves against Car eers
Fashion designer, architect,
gh challenges. scientific researcher
ns, Their highly developed powers of analysis and their
an urge to effect progress make June 8 people especially Skills & Aptitudes
nts well equipped for science-related careers, but artistic Powers of analysis, intellectual
nal and design-related endeavors are also starred. What- talent and vigor, innovative
ng ever profession they choose, however, it is of para- inclinations
or mount importance that they should retain a degree of
personal autonomy. Famous Births
Frank Lloyd Wright (1869)
nd Within those personal relationships that are of their
Bonnie Tyler (1951)
w- own making, those born on this day make charming, Julianna Margulies (1966)
nd enlivening and loyal friends and partners. When they Kanye West (1977)
ir- feel obligated to behave in a manner that is alien to
m- their natures, or that their freedom of action is being Compatible with
to limited by familial demands, however, their frustration October 5–9, December 22–23
eir can mount inexorably to the point of rebellion, a pro-
is pensity that is especially marked when they are much
n- younger than their parents or other authority figures. ..........................................................
are In such cases they may employ their incisive powers
..........................................................
ge of perception in being cuttingly critical, thus incurring
greater hurt than they perhaps intended. ..........................................................
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Hands-on Progr essives C D C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Second decan: Personal planet is
T hose born on June 9 remain true to their beliefs.
Whatever form or orientation these beliefs take,
these people will tenaciously maintain and propagate
T
wh
Venus them as striking a profound chord with their inner str
selves. Together with this core characteristic, these int
Virtues individuals possess a restless, lively form of intelligence bu
Versatile, tenacious, curious that bestows upon them the irresistible compulsion wh
to explore any new and fascinating concept that pe
Vices presents itself. This urge to discover previously hidden qu
Judgmental, disapproving, or unknown areas of interest, as well as their marked fee
demanding
fascination with the potential inherent in technology, Th
endows them with a strong progressive inclination ur
Car eers
which, when developed, gives them the rare capacity co
Software engineer, mechanical
engineer, arts producer to effect real advances. co
Reflecting the multifaceted nature of their talents
Skills & Aptitudes and inclinations, they may find satisfaction and suc- are
Compulsion to discover new cess in a multitude of professions, ranging from the ne
concepts and ideas, progressive literary, musical or dramatic arts, to the more sober fie
inclinations, lively intelligence fields of medical research or computers, but they gen- th
erally prefer active, hands-on involvement to manage- as
Famous Births rial or administrative roles. ca
Les Paul (1915)
Michael J. Fox (1961)
Their high personal standards and ambitious ideo-
Johnny Depp (1963) logical aims may give June 9 people problems with on
Natalie Portman (1981) interpersonal relationships. Because they are both fac
highly discriminating with regard to choosing friends lif
Compatible with and partners, and also tend to give priority to their un
October 6–10 intellectual pursuits, they may inadvertently impose th
near-impossible demands on those closest to them. An
.......................................................... Futhermore, despite the quiet affection that they man- in
ifest toward those who offer them unconditional sup- fic
..........................................................
port, they may unwittingly fail to reciprocate the level pe
.......................................................... of support that they themselves demand of others. th
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D C DK Robust Commanders

fs.
ke,
ate
T he most striking characteristic manifested by
June 10 people is their driving energy which,
when coupled with their propensity to express their
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Second decan: Personal planet is
ner strongly held views bluntly, can be both awesome and Venus
ese intimidating. It may seem that they lack sensitivity,
ce but, while they may be somewhat intolerant of those Virtues
on whom they perceive to be lethargic or indecisive, these Driven, inspirational, energetic
hat people possess imagination and perspicacity, dual
en qualities which arouse in them both compassionate Vices
Closed-off, negative, depressive
ed feelings and strong protective instincts toward others.
gy, Their actions are prompted more by their inherent
on urge to take positive action and thereby achieve Car eers
Soldier, police chief, theatrical
ity concrete results than by their desire to spend time in director
considering the theoretical aspects of a situation.
nts In most problematic situations June 10 people Skills & Aptitudes
uc- are blessed with the capacity to swiftly identify what Keen intellectual talents,
he needs to be done. Those born on this day will thrive in prodigious energy, strong
ber fields in which they can achieve tangible progress, and convictions, driving sense of
n- their vigor suits them particularly for such professions purpose
ge- as the military or police forces, but also for theatrical
Famous Births
careers.
Prince Philip (1921)
o- The bright public personae assumed by many born Judy Garland (1922)
th on this day often hides a more negative, depressive Elizabeth Hurley (1966)
th facet of their personalities. It may be that the active Sasha Obama (2001)
ds lifestyles these people generally adopt is a conscious or
eir unconscious strategy to seek an escape from the fears Compatible with
ose that haunt them during more introspective moments. October 7–11
m. And while they typically yearn for the comfort found
n- in strong personal relationships, they may find it dif- ..........................................................
p- ficult to commit themselves to friends and partners,
..........................................................
vel perhaps feeling that it would be dangerous to expose
their emotional vulnerability. ..........................................................
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Focused Learners C G H C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Third decan: Personal planets are
A lthough they share the same quality of restless
curiosity with many of their Gemini fellows, the
thirst for knowledge of those born on June 11 takes
T
wh
Saturn and Uranus a less wide-ranging form, for once they have found a on
subject that truly absorbs them (and this may occur in up
Virtues childhood), they typically concentrate their attention oc
Vigorous, focused, incisive and energy upon it almost exclusively. Indeed, they th
have an enviable facility totally to immerse themselves int
Vices in their work, allowing nothing to distract them from th
Stubborn, isolated, neglectful their quest, their objective being to learn as much fill
as they possibly can as a prelude to attempting a de
Car eers pioneering breakthrough. me
Scientific researcher, graphic or
Their strong focus, determination and energy give
visual artist, sportsperson
them the outstanding potential to achieve their goals, its
Skills & Aptitudes whether they be in the realms of scientific research, op
Intellectual skills, ability to artistic innovation or sporting pursuits—all areas to th
immerse themselves in one subject which June 11 people are naturally attracted. They will pro
area, strong focus and sense of flourish best when operating as independent agents, sig
purpose however, for they will usually feel unbearably stifled is
by the procedures and constraints of conventional tio
Famous Births organizations. th
Jacques Cousteau (1910)
Gene Wilder (1935)
Although they possess great personal charm, and
Peter Dinklage (1969) have a profound desire both to protect their loved str
Shia LaBeouf (1986) ones and bring them fun and enjoyment, those born ran
on this day may find it difficult to sustain a settled ad
Compatible with family life. It is not that they lack genuine care and ian
October 8–12 concern for those closest to them, but rather that the ma
lure of outside interests may prove irresistible, leading ily
.......................................................... to a neglect of family affairs. This propensity is partic- th
ularly marked in the case of June 11 men, especially to
..........................................................
those who are in any case not enamored of domestic ca
.......................................................... chores and responsibilities. to
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H C G H Rolling Stones

ess
he
kes
T hose born on June 12 give the impression of
being remarkably self-contained individuals,
whose boundless energy, enthusiasm for embarking
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Third decan: Personal planets are
da on unusual ventures, and quick intelligence bestow Saturn and Uranus
in upon them the capacity not only to keep themselves
on occupied, but also to be pioneers in many aspects of Virtues
ey their lives. They cannot bear inertia in any form—be it Perceptive, positive, dynamic
ves intellectual or physical—and will push themselves to
om their limits even during periods of so-called relaxation, Vices
Impatient, dismissive, dictatorial
ch filling their time away from work with hobbies, or
a devising entertainments for their friends and family
members. Car eers
Construction worker, park ranger,
ve Their approach to challenges—indeed, to life corporate or humanitarian
als, itself—is typically characterized by a combination of administrator
ch, optimism and curiosity, and while June 12 people may
to throw themselves wholeheartedly into the pursuit of Skills & Aptitudes
will projects that capture their interest, they rarely lose Goal-oriented approach, single-
ts, sight of the larger picture. And, although their outlook minded focus, ability to push
ed is informed by rational rather than intuitive observa- beyond personal limits
nal tion, their sensitivity endows them with great empa-
Famous Births
thy for those who are less able to help themselves.
David Rockefeller (1915)
nd Their quest to achieve progress, backed by their George Bush (1924)
ed strong organizational powers, suits them to a wide Anne Frank (1929)
rn range of professions, from outdoor, physical work to Kendra Wilkinson (1985)
ed administrative jobs, whether corporate or humanitar-
nd ian; they often make inspirational team leaders. They Compatible with
he may lack patience, however, with coworkers or fam- October 9–13
ng ily members having less vigor and commitment than
ic- themselves, and in such cases have a propensity either ..........................................................
lly to dismiss the objects of their irritation as hopeless
..........................................................
tic causes, or to attempt to “improve” them by resorting
to dictatorial tactics. ..........................................................
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Dr eamy Fr eethinkers C G H C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Third decan: Personal planets are
J une 13 individuals typically reject the conventional
truths and behavioral norms accepted by less
imaginative members of society, intuitively aware
J
th
Saturn and Uranus that there is more to life and human understanding Th
than has yet been discovered. The desire to uncover fro
Virtues hidden knowledge manifests itself in a pronounced inh
Curious, innovative, thoughtful otherworldly streak which may inspire some to explore giv
the abstract realms of spirituality or metaphysics and pe
Vices others the boundaries of scientific exploration or co
Quixotic, isolated, dreamy artistic innovation. pr
In whichever field these people choose to make fie
Car eers their professions—and their wide-ranging interests, as
Spiritual or religious leader,
openness to change, and strongly developed qualities
metaphysicist, artist or art director
of both perception and organization equips them well th
Skills & Aptitudes for many—those born on this day display a relish for as
Unconventional thinking, strong confronting and overcoming challenges, as well as a th
intellect, oriented toward human refreshingly innovative approach that motivates oth- da
relationships ers. Indeed, despite their predilection for testing their dy
own limitations, those born on this day prefer to work als
Famous Births as part of a team (naturally gravitating toward leader- be
W.B. Yeats (1865) ship) rather than in lonely solitude, especially if they bo
Tim Allen (1953)
Chris Evans (1981)
are women.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen In many respects, these individuals’ quest to bring ful
(1986) about progress is fueled by an often unconscious wish of
to benefit the human community as a whole, for the alm
Compatible with combination of their soaring imaginative powers and so
October 10–14 clear-sighted perspicacity cannot help but arouse a
profoundly empathetic feelings within them. In the is
.......................................................... personal sphere, they express this concern by striving th
to provide their loved ones with both emotional and sp
..........................................................
material support, and enriching all their relationships th
.......................................................... with a sense of fun and magnanimous acceptance of wh
others’ foibles.
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H C G H Incisive Leaders

nal
ess
are
J une 14 individuals have a strong urge to take
charge, whether it be of those who surround
them or of projects that demand active responses.
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Third decan: Personal planets are
ng This instinctive propensity for supervision stems Saturn and Uranus
ver from their impressive ability to swiftly sum up the
ed inherent components and potential outcome of a Virtues
ore given situation (the result of their all-encompassing Energetic, direct, far-sighted
nd perspicacity), then to incisively decide upon the best
or course to follow. Once they have settled upon their Vices
Blunt, disregarding, arrogant
preferred strategy, these people will follow it with
ke fierce tenacity, pragmatically amending minor details
ts, as necessary, but rarely conceding defeat. Car eers
Business manager, corporate leader,
ies Their confidence in their convictions is born of teacher, military leader
ell their strong self-belief, and it is this quality, as well
for as their aversion to standing idly on the sidelines, Skills & Aptitudes
sa that endows the energetic people with June 14 birth- Compulsion for direct action,
h- days with their enthusiasm for leadership. While this prodigious energy, clear-cut
eir dynamic outlook may inspire less decisive individu- opinions, leadership skills
ork als, others may be alienated by what they perceive to
er- be the arrogant certainty and abrupt manner of those Famous Births
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811)
ey born on this day.
Che Guevara (1928)
Although their single-mindedness and force- Donald Trump (1946)
ng fulness augurs well for the successful attainment Lucy Hale (1989)
sh of their aims, their confrontational approach will
he almost inevitably cause havoc with their interper- Compatible with
nd sonal relationships. They often cannot help but adopt January 6–8, October 11–15
use a somewhat dictatorial approach. This predilection
he is therefore best confined to the workplace, where
ng they typically become gifted corporate leaders with a ..........................................................
nd special affinity for business, although they also have
..........................................................
ps the potential to make outstanding contributions in
of whatever field they choose. ..........................................................
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Generous Team-players C G H C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Third decan: Personal planets are
A lthough those born on this day exhibit the same
wide-ranging curiosity as others who share their
mercurial star sign, this characteristic is manifested
T
an
Saturn and Uranus more by their intense interest in other people than by gre
their attraction to abstract concepts. This is not to say th
Virtues that they are not inspired by intellectual or physical co
Intuitive, perspicacious, challenges—on the contrary, June 15 people are ter
compassionate naturally oriented toward making active progress— ter
but rather that they are motivated by human rather los
Vices than technical or philosophical concerns. po
Insecure, vain, vulnerable
Whether or not the professions that these people
choose fall within the humanitarian field (and the na
Car eers
medical and social work spheres are particularly well ma
Nurse, retailer, social worker,
marketing or advertising executive starred), these individuals will only thrive when they wi
are surrounded by a closely knit team of cowork- sp
Skills & Aptitudes ers, for interpersonal interaction is a fundamental fol
Interest in human condition, requirement for their success and ultimate satisfac- be
aptitude for teamwork, desire to tion. Many of those born on June 15 will find fulfill- de
please ment in artistic careers, when their performances can low
bring enjoyment to others, thus also giving them the mo
Famous Births reciprocal acclaim that is vital to their self-esteem.
Jim Belushi (1954)
Helen Hunt (1963)
Others will employ talents and inclinations to great wh
Courtney Cox (1964) effect in advertising, marketing or the retail trade. ma
Neil Patrick Harris (1973) Given their interest in others, it is not surprising sh
that June 15 people are often found to be gregarious Th
Compatible with types, who place enormous value on the strong bonds ica
January 6–8, October 12–16 that they forge with friends and family members and for
strive to ensure their well-being. One danger inher- an
.......................................................... ent in the good will radiated by these people, how- th
ever, is that unscrupulous types may take advantage to
..........................................................
of their generosity. cy
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H C G H Grounded Exper imenters

me
eir
ed
T hose born on June 16 combine within their
characters an unusual blend of adventurousness
and caution, qualities born on the one hand of their
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Third decan: Personal planets are
by great imaginative and innovative inclinations, and on Saturn and Uranus
ay the other of their perspicacity and astuteness. This
cal conjunction generally means that they will take short- Virtues
are term risks in the interest of achieving their longer- Grounded, innovative, moral
— term goals, and their willingness to be flexible without
her losing their sense of purpose, is a strategy that has the Vices
Suppressed, stagnant, intolerant
potential to bring them success.
ple In the world of business, for example, the combi-
he nation of skills and talents in June 16 people may be Car eers
Stockbroker, entrepreneur,
ell manifested by backing an entrepreneurial endeavor playwright, scientist
ey with solid organizational support, or by judiciously
k- speculating on the stock market to build a larger port- Skills & Aptitudes
tal folio; while in the artistic and scientific realms it may Ability to take risks while
ac- be demonstrated by controlled experimentation. Yet remaining pragmatic, capacity
ll- despite the financial fruits that may be reaped by fol- to foresee a range of possible
an lowing this approach, June 16 people are motivated scenarios
he more by a profound desire to bring about progress.
Famous Births
m. These are serious and somewhat introverted people,
Joan Van Ark (1946)
eat who derive comfort and satisfaction from such non- Tupac Shakur (1971)
materialistic pleasures as strong emotional relation- John Cho (1972)
ng ships, or the beauty inherent in nature and the arts. John Newman (1990)
us They typically abide by a strongly humanitarian eth-
ds ical code, which endows them with genuine concern Compatible with
nd for other people—especially those in need of help— January 6–8, October 13–17
er- and a innate horror of abuses of power. Thus while
w- they are remarkably loyal and steadfastly affectionate ..........................................................
ge to those closest to them, they find it hard to tolerate
..........................................................
cynical or inconsiderate behavior.
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Extr eme Paradoxes C G H C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Mercury
Third decan: Personal planets are
M any of the characteristics of those born on
this day appear to be curiously paradoxical.
Although they are geared toward benefiting human
T
to
Saturn and Uranus society and yearn to establish caring and committed res
personal relationships, they may have difficulty in fam
Virtues becoming intimate with others; and while they possess to
Progressive, imaginative, tenacious highly developed organizational skills, their behavior pe
may appear radical or impulsive in the extreme. When are
Vices they are successful in reconciling these characteristics, an
Forceful, temperamental, radical June 17 people make remarkably effective agents of an
progress, but the task proves impossible for many. th
Car eers Perhaps the primary motivation for those born on ten
Religious leader, political activist or
this day is their urge to realize the unusual visions that th
reformer, writer
they have for improving human society; these may
Skills & Aptitudes take the form of political or religious ideologies or res
Sound investigative and of original forms of artistic endeavor. Although they un
organizational skills, revolutionary make inspirational leaders when their often revolu- Th
ideas, powers of persuasion tionary ideas receive acceptance, other times they may in
find themselves plowing a lonely furrow. ur
Famous Births Despite their considerable powers of persuasion, the tifi
Igor Stravinsky (1882) forceful—often domineering—approach that these ca
Barry Manilow (1943)
Greg Kinnear (1963)
individuals adopt may meet with variable success, tea
Venus Williams (1980) sometimes causing them to resort to more unortho- gre
dox—even unethical—methods. Because they may
Compatible with often experience disappointment in their professional est
October 14–18 ventures, June 17 people find profound solace in the on
unquestioning support and affection of their nearest al
and dearest, and reciprocate with loyalty and love the ca
.......................................................... belief that their long-standing family members and lov
friends show in them. Their tendency to distrust the th
..........................................................
motivations of more recent acquaintances, however, th
.......................................................... may hinder the development of new relationships. ca
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H C ,B ,G H Positive Allies

on
al.
an
T heir great joie de vivre, their relish of new ideas,
their typically positive and energetic approach
to everything that they undertake, as well as the
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mercury and Moon
Third decan: Personal planets are
ed responsible attitude that they manifest toward their Saturn and Uranus
in family members, friends and colleagues, all combine Second cusp: Gemini with Cancerian
ess to make those born on June 18 attractive and popular tendencies
or personalities to whom others naturally gravitate. They
en are particularly valued for the generous encouragement Virtues
Adventurous, positive, loyal
cs, and support that they offer to those closest to them,
of and for the enlivening and quirky sense of fun that
Vices
they inject into their interpersonal relationships, a Controlling, overprotective, flighty
on tendency that is redoubled if they were also born in
hat the Chinese year of the horse. Car eers
ay June 18 people are imaginative individuals, whose Performing artist, scientific
or restless curiosity can lead them to explore previously researcher, entrepreneur
ey untapped areas, often with remarkably original results.
u- They have the potential to make an especial mark Skills & Aptitudes
ay in the performing arts, for which most have a nat- Energetic approach, supportiveness,
ural affinity, but they may also blaze trails as scien- aptitude for teamwork
he tific researchers or business entrepreneurs. Whatever
Famous Births
ese career they choose, they prefer to work as part of a
Anastasia Nikolaevna (1901)
ss, team rather than in an individual capacity, for they are Paul McCartney (1942)
o- greatly stimulated by personal contact. Isabella Rossellini (1952)
ay Although their propensity to enjoy life to the full- Blake Shelton (1976)
nal est and their gregariousness may mean that those born
he on this day take some time to commit themselves to Compatible with
est a life partner, once domestically settled they are typi- October 15–19, July 23
he cally deeply affectionate and considerate toward their
nd loved ones. They usually make gifted parents, although ..........................................................
he they may find it hard to resist attempting to control
..........................................................
er, their offsprings’ lives, a tendency that may ultimately
cause resentment. ..........................................................
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Steadfast Guides C B ,G H C

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mercury and Moon
Third decan: Personal planets are
P erhaps the most outstanding characteristic
of those people born on June 19 is their self-
certainty—a quality that arouses both admiration and
T
wh
Saturn and Uranus irritation in others: admiration because they are rarely mi
Second cusp: Gemini with Cancerian beset by the feelings of doubt that often bedevil less an
tendencies
focused types, and irritation on account of what may ex
be seen as an arrogant unwillingness to compromise. ins
Virtues Yet their steadfastness of purpose and single-minded ins
Progressive, strong, determined
determination in the pursuit of their visions is not the
result of blinkered obstinacy, but rather of a profound to
Vices
confidence engendered by the knowledge that they 20
Forceful, arrogant, dictatorial
have evaluated each alternative approach to the best of inv
their ability and have arrived at their chosen strategy tua
Car eers
Teacher, counselor, administrator by means of logical deduction. Ye
June 19 people are blessed with intellectual inquis- ple
Skills & Aptitudes itiveness, incisive analytical talents, and a pronounced tiv
Strategic thinking, evaluative skills, intuitive streak—qualities which in such a combina- sen
incisive analytical talents, intuition tion endow them with a rare gift for understanding. wo
Whatever their preferred career choice, they usually co
Famous Births feel compelled to guide and improve the lives of oth-
Blaise Pascal (1623) ers, and may thus find fulfillment as teachers, counsel- ab
Paula Abdul (1962)
Zoe Saldana (1978)
ors or consultants. ple
Macklemore (1983) Their desire to influence those around them is ma
fueled by the best of intentions, but their typically ch
Compatible with forceful manner may not be well received by those en
January 9–10, October 16–20, whom they are seeking to assist. For, however selfless th
July 23–24 their motivations, others (especially their partners or ess
children, and even more so if they are men) may resent an
.......................................................... the imposition of what they may regard as dictatorial no
or controlling tactics. Cultivating a more diplomatic, of
..........................................................
less upfront approach may therefore benefit June 19 tio
.......................................................... people immensely.
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H C B ,G HK Flexible Idealists

tic
lf-
nd
T he dominant character trait of people born on
June 20 is that of insatiable curiosity which,
when coupled with their idealism and quick-thinking
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mercury and Moon
Third decan: Personal planets are
ely minds, results in a wide-ranging spectrum of interests Saturn and Uranus
ess and concerns. With their marked enthusiasm for Second cusp: Gemini with Cancerian
ay exploring alternative angles and their willingness to tendencies
se. instigate or accept change, they make excellent and
ed inspiring members of a working team. Virtues
Open, incisive, insightful
he This outstanding ability to think on their feet and
nd to adapt to shifting circumstances well equips June
Vices
ey 20 people for careers in the fast-moving world of the Superficial, careless, self-doubting
of investigative media, to which their searching intellec-
gy tual qualities and stimulating ideas are ideally suited. Car eers
Yet despite their outgoing and exuberant natures, peo- Investigative journalist, private
is- ple born on this day also possess a profound intui- investigator, lawyer, consultant
ed tive streak—a quality that endows them with unusual
a- sensitivity in their relationships (especially if they are Skills & Aptitudes
ng. women) and which proves an invaluable asset when it Adaptability, intuition, teamwork
lly comes to problem-solving at work.
h- Because they grasp intellectual concepts with envi- Famous Births
Errol Flynn (1909)
el- able ease, there is an inevitable risk that June 20 peo-
Lionel Richie (1949)
ple may become bored with a project once they have John Goodman (1952)
is mastered it, and will feel tempted to move on to a new Nicole Kidman (1967)
lly challenge. An awareness of this tendency, or the influ-
ose ence of a patient partner or vigilant parent, tempers Compatible with
ess this mercurial tendency and instills the discipline nec- January 9–10, October 17–22,
or essary to see a project through. Blessed with charming July 24–25
nt and magnetic personalities, June 20 people experience
ial no difficulty in attracting others, while their lunar gift ..........................................................
ic, of empathy causes people to turn to them for emo-
..........................................................
19 tional support as well as for their sparkling company.
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Adventurous Per formers [z, C B ,G HK

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Mercury and Moon
Third decan: Personal planets are
L ike most Geminis, the gregarious personalities
and sociable natures of June 21 people mean that
they do not enjoy solitude, instead finding stimulation
Saturn and Uranus and fulfillment in the company of others. They
Second cusp: Gemini with Cancerian therefore relish lifestyles and careers that offer plenty
tendencies
of scope to satisfy their craving for variety, travel
and human contact, as well as those in which their
Virtues communication skills will be fully used—in the media
Adventurous, friendly, empathetic
or sales, for example.
June 21 people manifest their love of the arts
Vices
from an early age, their artistic temperaments com-
Aloof, impatient, disrespectful
plemented by such curious and inquiring minds that
they often feel compelled to attempt to seek out the
Car eers
Sales executive, realtor, life coach truth or to stick by their principles doggedly, however
unpopular their obstinacy makes them. Their enthu-
Skills & Aptitudes siasm and idealism make them inspirational—even
Free-thinking, communication revolutionary—leaders, yet these very qualities also
skills, artistic inclinations generate such high standards that others find it hard
to live up to them.
Famous Births Thanks to their formidable analytical talents, peo-
Chris Pratt (1979) ple born on this day frequently prove successful in the
Brandon Flowers (1981)
Prince William (1982)
financial sector, provided, that is, that they are given
Lana Del Rey (1985) the liberty to engage their imaginative and creative
powers to the fullest. Their independent attitudes
Compatible with provide these people with plenty of scope for adven-
January 9–10, October 18–22, ture, thus making them compatible partners for like-
July 25–26 minded Sagittarians. Their love of liberty may give
more possessive people, like Scorpios and Pisceans,
.......................................................... grounds for jealousy, however. Nevertheless, their
lunar-influenced, intuitive qualities may temper any
..........................................................
flighty tendencies or cerebral idealism with a rare level
.......................................................... of sensitivity toward the feelings of others.
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d Cancer
June 22 to July 22

Ruling planet: The Moon Element: Cardinal water Symbol: Crab


Polar ity: Negative (feminine) Stones: Pearl, moonstone, peridot
Physical cor r espondence: Stomach, breasts
Colors: Cream, white, silver-blue, smoky gray
Flowers: Lily, lily of the valley, water lily, white rose

N early every astrological tradition equates the constellation of Cancer with a crab. This
near-universal identification can be explained by the movement of the Sun during
the period of Cancer’s ascendancy, for it appears to mimic the crustacean’s distinctive side-
ways, scuttling movement on its southern descent. The Greco-Roman myth tells of how
the mother goddess Hera ( Juno) sent a crab to the aid of the nine-headed Hydra of Lerna
in its struggle against Herakles (Hercules); Hera placed it in the heavens as a reward for
its efforts. Cancer, known as the “gate of men,” has enormous cosmic significance, for not
only does the summer solstice (in the northern hemisphere) occur under this sign, but the
universe came into being when the planets were aligned within this sign, and some hold
that the world will end when a similar conjunction is effected.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon, the preserve of the goddess—the creator and destroyer—
which regulates the ebb and flow of water, the habitat of the crab and the element that
governs Cancer. The sign’s dual lunar-watery influence confers loyalty, sensitivity, intuition
and emotional receptiveness, as well as the procreative, nurturing and protective qualities
associated with the feminine principle. Like the crab, those born under this sign are said
to possess tenacity, but are also subject to the tendency to withdraw into their shells when
threatened by others or inundated with emotion.
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Hopeless Romantics z d zB C z d

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Moon and Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is Moon
J une 22 people are engaged in a constant search for
their own personal idyll, be it an enduring romantic
partnership, a perfect lifestyle, a Utopian environment
J
bu
First cusp: Cancer with Gemini or a combination of all three. These people yearn for tic
tendencies personal happiness, an ideal state which ultimately wi
depends on them winning a soul mate rather than vis
Virtues professional success, for such is the value they place de
Sensitive, romantic, imaginative on strong emotional ties that they feel with the love en
and support of a partner they can weather any of life’s th
Vices storms or disappointments. It is not that other aspects ca
Disillusioned, depressed, maniacal
of their lives lack significance in their eyes, just that th
finding true and lasting love is of paramount impor- Su
Car eers
Novelist, musician, actor, designer, tance to their emotional well-being. cu
match-maker Some June 22 people will indeed be lucky in their sio
search for happiness, but others will inevitably remain ass
Skills & Aptitudes unsatisfied, their visions of a fantasy mate proving unre- ev
Intellectual curiosity, commitment alistic, or the intensity of their emotions and demands
to a vision, loyalty, creativity frightening off potential partners unwilling to live up to 23
the idealized personality projected upon them. wi
Famous Births Thus while these individuals typically demonstrate for
Meryl Streep (1949)
profound affection and loyalty toward their friends and or
Cyndi Lauper (1953)
Dan Brown (1964) family members, reciprocating the support and com- for
Carson Daly (1973) fort that this gives them, they may be doomed to dis-
appointment in their love lives. However, such is their mo
Compatible with zestful enjoyment of the world and their enthusiasm an
July 12–17, October 1–5 for intellectual and sensory stimulation, that they will era
not stay down for long, and may find great consolation tio
in their professional interests. rom
.......................................................... Their sensitivity suits June 22 individuals extremely su
well for careers within the arts. This creative arena is a pro
..........................................................
sphere within which they can live out their personal of
..........................................................
.......................................................... fantasies as, for example, novelists, musicians or actors. int
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C z d B C Beauty-seekers

for
tic
ent
J une 23 individuals yearn to make the world a
beautiful place, not only in environmental terms
but also by enriching the lives of others through artis-
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Moon and Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is Moon
for tic ventures and seeking to effect peace and harmony First cusp: Cancer with Gemini
ely within human relationships. With this idealized tendencies
an vision blazing beaconlike before them, they typically
ace devote their considerable practical and intellectual Virtues
ove energies toward the attainment of their dreams, using Intuitive, sensitive, helpful
e’s their highly developed intuitive and mental perspi-
cts cacity to identify areas requiring improvement and Vices
Controlling, jealous, irritating
hat the remedial approaches that should be followed.
or- Such is their interest in other people, and their con-
Car eers
current desire to lighten their personal and profes-
Nurse, doctor, social worker,
eir sional workloads, that they cannot help but offer their landscape architect, painter, poet
ain assistance to coworkers, friends, family members or
re- even to humanity as a whole. Skills & Aptitudes
ds Their innate skills and natural orientation suit June Practical and intellectual energies,
to 23 people admirably to careers in which they can work intuition, ability to identify areas for
with others in contributing toward human welfare— improvement
ate for example as nurses, doctors or social workers—
nd or through artistic pursuits such as painting, the per- Famous Births
Alan Turing (1912)
m- forming arts or poetry. Joss Whedon (1964)
is- Unsurprisingly, those born on June 23 place enor- Selma Blair (1972)
eir mous value on their own interpersonal relationships Jason Mraz (1977)
sm and treat their loved ones with great tenderness, consid-
will eration and affection. Finding and supporting unques- Compatible with
on tionably a life partner who will fulfill their desire for July 12–17, October 1–5
romance is one of their primary goals: once settled in
ely such a close one-to-one liaison, these individuals will ..........................................................
a prove unwaveringly loyal, but run the concomitant risk
..........................................................
nal of stifling the object of their affection with the jealous
rs. intensity of their love. ..........................................................
..........................................................
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Elated Visionar ies zB C zB

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Moon and Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is Moon
D espite the quietly profound affection and unques-
tionable commitment that characterizes their
approach to their nearest and dearest, the attention
T
ch
First cusp: Cancer with Gemini of June 24 people is typically less absorbed by their lof
tendencies personal liaisons than by their professional activities, be
which frequently have a humanitarian slant. Although are
Virtues their sensitivity endows them with genuine empathy th
Energetic, determined, realistic with those who are less fortunate than themselves, inf
their compassion is manifested less by passive sym- dr
Vices pathy than by their urge to actively implement strate- by
Preoccupied, neglectful, withdrawn
gies to achieve progress. Because they are blessed with th
keen intellectual talents and innovative imaginations,
Car eers
Science or technical researcher, their visions may be extremely original, although rarely me
management consultant, unrealistic, for these are down-to-earth individuals da
sportsperson, musician who possess highly developed technical and practical ins
skills. Despite the often inspirational effect that they im
Skills & Aptitudes have on others—who may elevate them to positions str
Driven, humanitarian leanings, of leadership—these responsible people generally per- fus
innovative imagination form best when undistracted by the demands of others,
although they recognize that they cannot always attain of
Famous Births
their aims single-handedly. an
Phil Harris (1904)
Mick Fleetwood (1947) Professionally, June 24 individuals have a special all
Mindy Kaling (1979) aptitude for those fields in which they can combine wh
Solange Knowles (1986) their talent for analysis and theoretics with the oppor- mi
tunity to set the results of their research in motion. so
Compatible with Careers as scientific or technical researchers and man- of
July 12–17, October 1–5 agement consultants are thus especially highlighted, no
as are sporting and artistic pursuits (as hobbies if not of
.......................................................... professionally). Reflecting their vigor, those born on
this day need periods of privacy in which to indulge in res
..........................................................
periods of inner reflection and to recharge their mental pu
..........................................................
.......................................................... batteries. de
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C zB C Artistic Sponges

es-
eir
on
T he personalities of those born on June 25 may
be defined by two apparently contradictory
characteristics: their sense of purpose in pursuit of
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Moon and Mercury
First decan: Personal planet is Moon
eir lofty ideals, and their often vacillating or changeable First cusp: Cancer with Gemini
es, behavior. Yet these seemingly conflicting tendencies tendencies
gh are not really so paradoxical when one understands
hy the nature of their enormous sensitivity which, when Virtues
es, informed by their mercurial intellects, leads them to Visionary, intuitive, compassionate
m- draw clear-sighted conclusions, and, when influenced
te- by their highly developed intuitive powers, causes Vices
Contradictory, indecisive,
ith their hearts to rule their heads.
overwhelmed
ns, When they are successfully able to reconcile their
ely mental and emotional responses, those born on this
Car eers
als day have the ability to make remarkably effective Designer, commercial artist,
cal instruments of progress, but, when these qualities are childcare worker, author
ey imbalanced, one or the other may manifest itself more
ns strongly, or they may coexist uneasily, resulting in con- Skills & Aptitudes
er- fusion or inconsistency of motivations. Sensitivity to others’ responses
rs, In many respects, the realization of the potential and emotions, mercurial intellect,
intuitive powers
ain of those born on June 25 depends upon the interests
and concerns of those to whom they are emotion-
Famous Births
ial ally closest, or whose opinion they most respect—for George Orwell (1903)
ne whatever reason. For, despite their original turn of Jimmie Walker (1947)
or- mind and boundless imagination, these people are Sonia Sotomayor (1954)
on. somewhat reliant on the encouragement and approval Ricky Gervais (1961)
n- of others. This is a propensity that is especially pro-
ed, nounced if they were also born in the Chinese year Compatible with
July 12–17, October 1–5
not of the rat.
on Their well-developed sensitivity toward others’ ..........................................................
in responses, as well as their natural affinity for artistic
..........................................................
tal pursuits, augurs particularly well for their success as
designers and commercial artists. ..........................................................
..........................................................
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Protective Shields d B d

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Moon D espite their strong ideological beliefs and often
extremely imaginative inspirational vision,
those born on this day are usually less geared toward
P
ity
First decan: Personal planet is Moon
the single-minded pursuit of intellectual goals than wo
Virtues toward the people that surround them and the cir- on
Energetic, committed, cumstances that impinge upon them. int
self-confident June 26 people tend to be truly empathetic indi- an
viduals, whose responsiveness to the feelings and ex
Vices situations of others arouses their highly developed ad
Overprotective, negative, restricting
protective instincts and their urge to guide and mi
shield those for whom they feel concern. Although Th
Car eers this tendency is especially pronounced with regard tow
Corporate executive, technician,
researcher, writer, performing artist to their relations—and their children in particular if aro
they are parents—they will generally also assume a th
Skills & Aptitudes mentoring role with regard to their work colleagues tal
Aptitude for mentoring or leading and choose careers that have a humanitarian slant. th
roles, social orientation, strong sense They will typically find fulfillment in those profes- fro
of imagination, protective instincts sions in which they can make an active and practi-
cal contribution toward the common good, and may ita
Famous Births employ their considerable organizational skills in inc
Nick Offerman (1970)
such diverse functions as corporate executives, tech- tio
Sean Hayes (1970)
Derek Jeter (1974) nicians and researchers, or writers and performers. th
Ariana Grande (1993) Whatever profession they pursue, these people will ov
always be happiest when working as part of a team
Compatible with rather than as individuals and, within their personal sim
July 18–22 lives, they similarly cherish the close bonds that char- th
acterize their liaisons with friends and family mem- de
bers. Their strong social orientation is perhaps their as
.......................................................... defining quality, but this may bring them both pleasure ma
and pain for, inevitably, others will not always welcome th
..........................................................
their advice, perceiving it as an attempt to control their be
..........................................................
.......................................................... independence of action. cra
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B d B Defenders of the Weak

en
on,
rd
P erhaps the most marked characteristic inherent in
those born on June 27 is their sense of responsibil-
ity toward others, be they family members and friends,
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Moon
First decan: Personal planet is Moon
an work colleagues, or the larger community. For not
ir- only are these people blessed with highly developed Virtues
intuitive responses, which inform their convictions Protective, progressive,
di- and actions with a sense of justice, but they are also responsible
nd extremely strong-willed types who feel that they have
ed a duty to guide others to follow the same uncompro- Vices
nd misingly moral code to which they themselves adhere. Obstinate, close-minded,
controlling
gh The feelings of profound empathy that they experience
rd toward the plight of the downtrodden and exploited
Car eers
if arouse their fiercely protective instincts and instill in
Nurse, therapist, charity organizer,
ea them a burning determination to bring about socie- religious leader, judge, writer
ues tal improvement. When thus inspired, little can shake
nt. their belief in the veracity of their cause or divert them Skills & Aptitudes
es- from their mission. Innate sense of justice, sense of
ti- Those born on this day may manifest such human- obligation towards humanity,
ay itarian concerns in a range of appropriate careers, intuition, strong moral code
in including nursing, therapy or charitable organiza-
h- tions—even in the evangelical religious sphere—or Famous Births
Helen Keller (1880)
they may choose to propagate their message in the less JJ Abrams (1966)
will overt media offered by the arts. Khloe Kardashian (1984)
am Their relationships with those closest to them are Matthew Lewis (1989)
nal similarly defined by their urge to protect and further
ar- the interests of those with whom they have forged Compatible with
m- deep emotional ties, but within their personal, as well July 18–22
eir as their professional, liaisons their well-meaning efforts
ure may prove less than welcome. Part of the problem is ..........................................................
me that their often sternly uncompromising approach may
..........................................................
eir be perceived—and resented—by others as an auto-
cratic attempt to control and direct them. ..........................................................
..........................................................
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Followers of the Heart d B d

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Moon W hile June 28 individuals may at one moment
present an extroverted and optimistic face,
encouraging and entertaining others, at the next they
T
wh
First decan: Personal planet is Moon
may eschew company and withdraw into a bleakly im
Virtues pessimistic, introverted world of their own making. eg
Empathetic, intuitive, Such extreme tendencies are a result of their pro- fas
people-oriented foundly intuitive, and hence emotional, responses to ke
the circumstances within which they find themselves, als
Vices coupled with their innate intellectual capacity to
Pessimistic, impulsive,
rationalize the reasons behind their strong identifica- joi
contradictory
tion with those who excite their interest and empathy. oth
The actions and convictions of June 28 people are so
Car eers
Nurse, caretaker, charity or conditioned by the situations and individuals that— ab
humanitarian organizer, teacher for whatever reason—exert a strong influence upon su
their imaginations and feelings. The combination of ce
Skills & Aptitudes such people-oriented sensitivity with their urge to be Ju
Intuitive and emotional response to instruments of progress naturally equips them with a su
outside events, desire to implement propensity toward making careers in the caring pro- co
progress, people-oriented sensitivity fessions or other humanitarian fields, although they are
may sometimes choose to utilize their talents in other flu
Famous Births
fields where personal interaction is a key element.
King Henry VIII (1491)
Mel Brooks (1926) Their often irresistible tendency to follow their to
John Cusack (1966) hearts rather than their heads can lead June 28 people co
Felicia Day (1979) to misjudge the motivations or desires of other indi- ba
viduals. This can be especially the case when it comes tow
Compatible with to choosing a life partner. Yet once settled within wh
July 18–22 a committed one-to-one relationship—as with of
long-standing friends and family members—they vu
.......................................................... are typically steadfastly supportive and affectionate, Ye
for they sense the importance of profound emotional th
..........................................................
bonds in grounding their wilder inclinations within a on
..........................................................
.......................................................... stable framework. aff
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B d B En igmatic Socialites

ent
ce,
ey
T o those who do not know them well, those born
on June 29 present something of an enigma, for
while their love of fun, quirky sense of humor and great
Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Moon
First decan: Personal planet is Moon
kly imaginative powers place them in the “extroverted” cat-
ng. egory, their formidable organizational powers, stead- Virtues
o- fast—and often stubborn—tenacity, and tendency to Introspective, intuitive,
to keep their deeper emotions to themselves endow them practical
es, also with introverted characteristics.
to These are indeed complicated personalities, whose Vices
a- joie de vivre, particularly when in the company of Pessimistic, closed-off,
insecure
hy. others, often masks a profound need for periods of
are solitude in which June 29 people can explore the
Car eers
— abstract world of concepts and dreams which exerts
Fashion designer, visual artist,
on such a strong hold over them. When they are suc- teacher, philosopher, author
of cessful in reconciling the diverse facets of themselves,
be June 29 people can achieve considerable material Skills & Aptitudes
ha success. Reflecting also their relish for interpersonal Imagination, organizational skills,
o- contact and their need for personal autonomy, they abstract thought, interpersonal
ey are, in many respects, best suited for careers in the communication skills
her fluid realm of arts and design.
Despite their social orientation, it can be difficult Famous Births
Slim Pickens (1919)
eir to get to know these people, for when they are in the Gary Busey (1944)
ple company of casual acquaintances they generally hold Bret McKenzie (1976)
di- back the essence of their real selves. This propensity Nicole Scherzinger (1978)
mes toward privacy is the result of their great sensitivity,
hin which may cause them to become beset with feelings Compatible with
th of insecurity, and they typically hide their emotional July 18–22
ey vulnerability behind a misleading façade of bravado.
te, Yet within their established relationships (ie. with ..........................................................
nal those whom they have come to trust) those born
..........................................................
na on June 29 usually display enormous commitment,
affection and loyalty. ..........................................................
..........................................................
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Per forming Chameleons d BK d

Planetary Influences
Ruling planet: Moon T hose born on June 30 are extremely sensitive to
the responses that they arouse in others, and will
therefore tailor their verbal expressions and physical
A
th
First decan: Personal planet is Moon
actions and reactions toward their audiences, hoping sit
Virtues to receive the acceptance and acclaim that they desire. ve
Optimistic, sensitive, imaginative This predilection frequently stems as much from a ten
sense of insecurity within themselves as from their oth
Vices innate ability to empathize with those around them,
Insecure, unbalanced, and bestows upon them a deep-rooted wish to please th
temperamental
and thereby feel valued and loved. And, indeed, their to
intuitive perspicacity and inherent ability to anticipate pr
Car eers the needs of those around them makes them popu- su
Actor, musician, dancer, personal
assistant, comedian lar figures, whose endearingly gratifying company is bu
sought after by others, who furthermore appreciate the ita
Skills & Aptitudes aura of optimism and fun that they exude. ins
Ability to read others’ emotions, Their orientation toward people, combined with wi
desire to please, practical skills, their enormous sensitivity and highly developed prac- as
aptitude for teamwork tical skills, suits those born on this day extremely well inc
to careers as artistic performers of all kinds (but they ca
Famous Births will usually flourish in spheres in which they can inter- so
Rupert Graves (1963)
act with their coworkers). The intellectual foresight art
Mike Tyson (1966)
Lizzy Caplan (1982) and technical skills signified by this day also bode well
Michael Phelps (1985) for their professional success. or
It is ironic that, despite their gregarious natures, de
Compatible with their loyalty to their friends and family and their need tiv
July 18–22 for satisfying interpersonal relationships, these people be
may find it particularly hard to form enduring one- en
to-one liaisons. The problem lies in the very talent th
.......................................................... that draws others to them: their chameleonlike ability 1p
to reflect others’ moods may cause them to suppress ow
..........................................................
their own emotions and make their true selves diffi- mi
..........................................................
.......................................................... cult for others to know. as
oth
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BK d BK E Good Samar itans

to
will
cal
A lthough many of the personal qualities mani-
fested by July 1 people—their deep sensitivity,
their capacity for profound thought and their propen-
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Moon
Second decan: Personal planet is Mars
ng sity for introspection—may identify them as intro-
re. verted types, they are also endowed with extroverted Virtues
a tendencies, as evidenced by their strong wish to please Sensitive, just, intuitive
eir others and marked enjoyment of social occasions.
m, Despite their natural orientation toward exploring Vices
ase the realm of abstract themes, their innate priority is Sacrificing, suppressed, insecure
eir to understand every aspect of the human condition, a
ate predilection that may lead them not only to explore Car eers
u- such areas as spirituality and alternative philosophies, Social worker, human-rights
activist, spiritual leader, charity
is but also to actively immerse themselves in human-
worker, artist
he itarian work. For many, the defining quality that
inspires their actions is an overwhelming empathy Skills & Aptitudes
ith with others—especially those whom they perceive Imaginative talents, introspection,
ac- as having been forgotten or abused by society. Their abstract thinking, intuiting the
ell inclinations and intuitive talents may lead them into emotions of others
ey careers devoted toward helping others or pushing
er- society forward—for example as social workers, or as Famous Births
ght artists of all kinds. Dan Aykroyd (1952)
Princess Diana (1961)
ell To all their endeavors, be they of a professional Missy Elliott (1971)
or private nature, those born on this day bring their Liv Tyler (1977)
es, deeply empathetic and generous, but also imagina-
ed tive and prescient, qualities. Yet despite—or perhaps Compatible with
ple because of—the prodigious emotional and physical July 6–11
ne- energy that they typically devote to others, be they
nt the disadvantaged or their friends and relations, July
ity 1 people generally have a tendency to suppress their ..........................................................
ess own emotional requirements, possibly as a result of a
..........................................................
ffi- misplaced sense of insecurity. Indeed, it can appear is
as if people born on this day need the recognition of ..........................................................
..........................................................
others to validate their worth.
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Selfless Altruists d BK E d

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Moon D espite their incisive clarity of vision when it
comes to identifying perceived societal wrongs,
and their marked determination to remedy any such
J
is
Second decan: Personal planet is Mars
abuses, those born on July 2 are generally less able to pli
Virtues direct their considerable powers of perspicacity inward, ari
Sensitive, empathetic, protective toward analyzing and resolving the issues that often be
trouble their own psyches.
Vices Yet this internal confusion stems from the same eas
Insecure, conflicted, destructive source as their extremely oriented talents: their bo
extraordinary sensitivity, which renders them on the be
Car eers one hand responsive and empathetic to the needs of ha
Psychiatrist, psychologist,
others and, on the other, overwhelmed by the conflict- are
pharmacist, actor, author
ing emotional messages and urges that they, as well as ma
Skills & Aptitudes those around them, generate. Since they furthermore pre
Incisive perception, sensitivity to tend to prioritize the demands of others over their sit
others’ needs, imaginative approach, own needs—in part a result of their innate tendency an
practical skills and determination to favor the common over the personal good—they giv
may unknowingly bury themselves in their careers as a inc
Famous Births means of escaping their own personal demons. ina
Hermann Hesse (1877) Indeed, when employed in professional situations— as
Larry David (1947)
and their talents equip them especially well for psychi- ps
Ashley Tisdale (1985)
Lindsay Lohan (1986) atry and similar branches of medicine (especially if they
were also born in the Chinese year of the snake), as well de
Compatible with as to the arts—their formidable practical skills, ener- tow
July 6–11 getic determination and imaginative approach come to tio
the fore, inspiring and motivating others. Within their th
personal lives, too, these individuals demonstrate a self- for
less concern for those closest to them, and they are also th
.......................................................... gifted home-makers. Yet while the love of those closest po
to them may temper their inherent feelings of insecu- era
..........................................................
rity, they will remain unfulfilled until they address their cal
..........................................................
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ch
it
gs, J uly 3 individuals have more of an intellectual than
emotional sensitivity toward other people. This
is not to say that these people are not moved by the
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Moon
Second decan: Personal planet is Mars
to plight of those in need, but rather that the feelings that
rd, arise in their hearts are filtered through their heads Virtues
en before being given expression. Intuitive, intellectual, sensitive
Despite their intense interest in other people, their
me easy charm and their urge to effect progress, those Vices
eir born on this day may sometimes appear to others to Isolated, passive, overly critical
he be somewhat remote. In part, this may be because they
of have learned that if they expose their emotions, they Car eers
ct- are vulnerable to being hurt: but it also indicates that Psychologist, psychiatrist,
physician, graphic artist, author
as many of these remarkably perspicacious individuals
ore prefer not to become actively involved with people or
Skills & Aptitudes
eir situations until they have observed and analyzed them Intellectual interest in the human
cy and thereby built up a detailed store of information to psyche, powers of observation and
ey give them command of all of the available facts. Such analysis, imagination
sa inclinations and talents, as well as their soaring imag-
inative powers, augur especially well for their success Famous Births
— as artists, but also equip them admirably for careers as Franz Kafka (1883)
hi- psychologists, psychiatrists and physicians. Gloria Allred (1941)
Tom Cruise (1962)
ey Within their personal liaisons, July 3 people Patrick Wilson (1973)
ell demonstrate their tireless involvement and loyalty
er- toward those with whom they have formed deep emo- Compatible with
to tional bonds. Their natural propensity for analyzing July 6–11
eir the human personality may, however, make it difficult
lf- for them to commit themselves to a life partner, for
lso their perspicacity may lead them to envisage numerous
est potential problems in the relationship under consid- ..........................................................
u- eration. Similarly, until they learn to couch their criti-
..........................................................
eir cal comments in more diplomatic terms, they may be
misperceived by others as being censorious types. ..........................................................
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Loyal Symbiotes d BK E d

Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Moon P erhaps the most defining characteristic of July 4
people, and one that both inspires their intel-
lectual actions and sustains their emotional needs, is
J
gre
Second decan: Personal planet is Mars
their strong communal identification, be it with their tow
Virtues families, their coworkers, their local community, their att
Loyal, progressive, purposeful country—or indeed, with humanity as a whole. Their th
relationship with whatever societal group it is that rou
Vices especially absorbs their interest is a symbiotic one, for ma
Biased, closed-off, radical while their prodigious organizational skills, their fierce fic
loyalty and their natural willingness to defend the ing
Car eers wider interest all serve to benefit the common good, inn
Politician, doctor, police officer,
in return they receive a comforting sense of security by
soldier, artist, sportsperson
grounding themselves in the profound human bonds th
Skills & Aptitudes forged by shared concerns and goals. ex
Ability to embrace the identity The dreams and visions of July 4 people are there- ke
of larger social groups, desire to fore generally concerned with furthering human prog- th
effect progress, organizational skills, ress. Despite the fact that, initially, these ideals may th
practical talents appear to be unfeasibly radical to others, they will in
often prove to be startingly successful, especially when un
Famous Births backed by their originators’ practical talents, tenacity esp
George Everest (1790)
and determination. ca
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804)
Geraldo Rivera (1943) Whatever career they choose, those born on this day
Malia Obama (1998) will be happy surrounded by a like-minded team of col- an
leagues working together toward a mutual aim. If not ula
Compatible with involved in politics, many will be found in such pro- att
July 6–11 fessions as medicine, the military or law-enforcement sta
agencies; they may also direct their energies toward the co
arts, hoping to unite others in the pleasure that their aw
.......................................................... skills may arouse. Ironically, given their human orien- tio
tation, they are rather private individuals, preferring to sh
..........................................................
keep their innermost emotions to themselves; opening for
..........................................................
.......................................................... up their hearts to potential partners may therefore ini- ne
tially prove difficult. son
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E d BK E Smart Designers

4
el-
is
J uly 5 people are profoundly sensitive and intuitive
types, who invest their inspirational visions with
great emotional significance. Yet they are less oriented
Planetary Influences
Ruling planets: Moon
Second decan: Personal planet is Mars
eir toward satisfying the demands of others than toward
eir attaining their own emotional fulfillment—although Virtues
eir they are nevertheless anxious to please those who sur- Imaginative, sensitive, charming
hat round them. It is this latter quest that typically informs
for many of the actions of July 5 people, who find it dif- Vices
rce ficult to resist following the lure of a new and excit- Hedonistic, ungrounded,
he ing person, subject or venture to which they may feel unsatisfied
od, innately drawn as well as intellectually attracted.
by When they alight upon a subject that truly absorbs Car eers
Fashion designer, graphic artist,
ds their interest, those born on this day will typically
architect, comedian, entertainer
explore it with acute perception, great energy and
re- keen imagination and, when action is required, utilize Skills & Aptitudes
g- their strong planning and organizational skills. While Acute perception, energetic
may they have the potential to make gifted innovators intellect, strong imagination,
will in any sphere where they can follow their instincts innovative inclinations, original
en unhindered by the restrictions of others, they are approach, magnetic personality
ity especially suited to the freedom offered by creative
careers, perhaps in design. Famous Births
Paul Smith (1946)
day The combination of their original approach, charm Judge Joe Brown (1947)
ol- and energy makes them extremely magnetic and pop- Jenji Kohan (1969)
not ular figures, who are able to, apparently effortlessly, Paul DelVecchio (1980)
o- attract hordes of admirers. But while they are out-
ent standing performers and entertainers in the broader Compatible with
he context of social circumstances, they may often shy July 6–11
eir away from committing themselves to one-to-one rela-
n- tionships, fearing, perhaps, that too intimate a relation- ..........................................................
to ship might prove stifling. Indeed, although their love
..........................................................
ng for and loyalty to their friends and family members are
ni- never in doubt, they need freedom to pursue their per- .......