Cancer

 

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Characteristics and behaviour

– people in Cancer try to achieve emotional security, to feel that the environment, family, friends support them in their actions;

– they also respond in the same manner and have the need to support and nurture others, they like kids and help their friends;

– they are sociable people who create a warm environment, without them would be a cold, rational world;

– they are not very straight in their behaviour, their prefer to obtain what they want indirectly or step by step; they are shy and sensitive;

 

More about Cancer:

Cancer profession and their behaviour at work

Cancer Sabian Symbols

Fixed Stars placed in tropical Cancer

 

Quote: "It is all about feelings"

Keywords: feelings, emotions, love, intuition, private life, secrets, popularity, image, roots, family, soul, ancestry.

Season: Summer, 21 June – 22 July

Zodiac Element: Water

Ruler: Moon

Metal: Silver

Stone: Opal, Pearl

Color: Yellow, White

Anatomy part ruled by Cancer: Stomach, Breasts

 

Famous people with Sun in Cancer

Princess Diana (July 1, 1961), George W. Bush (July 6, 1946), George Michael (June 25, 1963), Tom Cruise (July 3, 1962), Zinedine Zidane (June 23, 1972), Dalai Lama (July 6, 1935), Pamela Anderson (July 1, 1967), Sylvester Stallone (July 6, 1946), Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918).

 

Gemini

 

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Characteristics and behaviour

– intelligence, quick mind, a person who learn fast and can manage a lot of information;

– quick change of mood and interest;

– a friendly, sociable person who likes to joke and create relations;

– a constant search in the environment for new opportunities;

– likes games, sometimes they play even in the real life and are attracted to trickery;

 

More about Gemini:

Gemini profession and their behaviour at work

Gemini Sabian Symbols

Fixed Stars placed in tropical Gemini

 

Quote: “I live to talk

Keywords: intelect, curiosity, superficiality, environment, connections, informations, image, display, illusion, games, adaptability, communication.

Season: Spring, 21 May – 20 June

Zodiac Element: Air

Ruler: Mercury

Metal:Mercury

Stone: Agate

Color: Yellow

Anatomy part ruled by Taurus: Arms

 

Famous people with Sun in Gemini

Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926), Angelina Jolie (June 4, 1975), Tom Jones (June 7, 1940), Steffi Graf (June 14, 1969), Lionel Richie (June 20, 1949), John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917), Naomi Campbell (May 22, 1970).

Taurus

 

Taurus1.jpgCharacteristics and behaviour

– Taurus is the second sign of the Sun’s cycle through the zodiac, so symbolizes a container, vehicle where the energy of Aries can manifest in a material way;

– a friendly, calm, relaxed person who gets angry very hard, but when it does you should avoid it;

– pragmatism, materialism, a person very interested about the material issues, money and how to achieve a satisfying, comfortable life; a person who wants to see results and don’t like unrealistic talks, philosophical discussions;

– a person who knows what she wants, who will change a decision, opinion, attitude very hard;

– art, music, picture, a person who likes the beautiful side of life. 

 

More about Taurus:

Taurus profession and their behaviour at work

Taurus Sabian Symbols

Fixed Stars placed in tropical Taurus

 

Quote: "I will achieve the goods I need to live comfortable"

Keywords: stability, persistence, steadiness, materialism, realism, pragmatism, fertility, sensuality, comfort, luxury, peace, good relations.

Season: Spring, 20 April – 20 May

Zodiac Element: Earth

Ruler: Venus

Metal: Cooper

Stone: Emerald

Color: Green

Anatomy part ruled by Taurus: Neck

 

Famous people with Sun in Taurus

David Beckham (May 2, 1975), Karl Marx (May 5, 1818), Vladimir Lenin (April 22, 1870), Al Pacino (April 25, 1940), Saddam Hussein (April 28, 1937), Andre Agassi (April 29, 1970), Tony Blair (May 6, 1953), Sigmund Freud (May 6, 1856), Janet Jackson (May 16, 1966).

Aries

 

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Characteristics and behaviour

– Aries is the beginning of the Sun’s cycle through the zodiac, so symbolizes beginnings, the need to manifest, to show what a person can be;

– represents also a new energy, not very well processed which can lead to a simple view of the life, naive ideas, subjective positions, but also courage (sometimes unconscious courage), innocence;

– a person full of energy, always on the move and ready for challenge.

 

More about Aries:

Aries profession and their behaviour at work

Aries Sabian Symbols

Fixed Stars placed in tropical Aries

 

Quote: “I want to become what I am

Keywords: crude energy, beginning, individuality, isolation, leadership, enthusiasm, impatience, ambitious, headstrong, naive, outgoing.

Season: Spring, 21 March – 19 April

Zodiac Element: Fire

Ruler: Mars

Metal: Iron

Stone: Amethyst, Diamond

Color: Red

Anatomy part ruled by Aries: Head

 

Famous people with Sun in Aries

Lady Gaga (March 28, 1986), Russell Crowe (April 7, 1964), Elton John (March 27, 1947), Mariah Carey (March 27, 1970), Marlon Brando (April 3, 1924), Hugh Hefner (April 9, 1926), Steven Seagal (April 10, 1952).

Horoscope Symbols

 

The horoscope is an image of a part of the universe in the moment we choose to cast.

The horoscope we use to cast has several important elements: signs, planets, aspects and houses. These are called horoscope symbols because each category symbolizes something from our life, as we will see below.

How can something from the sky symbolize or explain something from our life? That is the big question astrology meets from centuries and there are some answers like Synchronicity in C. G. Jung book, which means that events on Earth and aspects on the sky that symbolize the same thing just happen in the same time with no causal relationship between them. This means just that this kind of events exists and we should be aware of that. In fact, the reality is that in any moment what happens on Earth is an image of the Universe, as the human being in the moment of his birth is an image of the Universe, an image presented in his birth chart.

To understand the horoscope we must understand his important components and what every component symbolize. Let’s see which are the corresponding principles between the sky (world) and the human being, what every component of the horoscope represents in our lives.

 

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Planets

Planets are the most important elements of the horoscope and symbolize processes attributed to a human being or a group of people. When astrologers say planets, generally they will refer also to the Moon and the Sun, so it is not so strictly as in astronomy. 

The Sun symbolizes the processes by which we present ourselves to the exterior (world), our courage, energy, our power to impose on others.

The Moonsymbolizes the processes of nurturing, the way we act with our family, with the close ones, how we act in solitude, our unconscious. 

Mercury shows how we think, Venus shows how we love, Mars shows how we fight and so on, every planet symbolize some processes of us.

One can find a description for every planet here: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.

Signs

Signs are the most popular symbols in astrology and represent areas on the sky. Commonly people know their sign, which is the sign where the Sun was positioned at the birth.

Signs give a specific kind of behaviour, attitude. Signs signification is based on their correspondence with seasons,as Aries is the beginning of Spring, Cancer the beginning of Summer, the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) are fixed because they are in the middle of seasons and the whether don’t change, Cancer and Gemini are near the Summer solstice (when the heat is maximum) and this symbolize sociable, friendly, lovely people etc.

One can find a description for every sign here: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.

Aspects

Aspects represents the angles which are measured between two points in the chart. We are interested especially by the aspects between planets, and by the aspects of 0, 180, 120, 90, 60, 45 degrees. The degrees of the aspects tell us about the way the two energies of the planets combine. So, aspects show what relation is established between different points of the chart.

How we can find the type of relation symbolized by every aspect? Well, aspects signification is based on their correspondence with numbers, more exactly by the number with which we must divide the circle (360 degrees) to get the aspect. Following this principle we can see that the opposition (180 degree aspect) is signified by number 2, because 180 is 360 divided by 2. So, the square (90 degree aspect) is signified by number 4, because 90 is 360 divided by 4.

One can find more details about aspects here: Aspects in astrology

Houses

Houses show which planets are above or below the horizon, which are culminating or setting depending of our position on the Earth. The most important position are the Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven and Imum Coeli.

One can find more details about houses here: Houses in astrology

Testimonies for Proserpina

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Mythological lore

 

Proserpina is an ancient goddess, daughter of Ceres, goddess of agriculture and crops and Jupiter, the god of sky and thunder. The myth says that when Proserpina was in Sicily, playing with some nymphs and collecting flowers, Pluto came out from the volcano Etna with four black horses and abducted her in order to marry and live with her in Hades, the Greco-Roman Underworld. Her mother Ceres went looking for her in vain to every corner of the earth and, desperate, stopped the growth of fruits and vegetables in Sicily. Also, refused to go back to the Mount Olympus and started walking on Earth, making a desert at every step. Worried, Jupiter sent Mercury to order Pluto to free Proserpina but, because she had eaten pomegranate seeds from Pluto, she couldn’t return to the world of living. Still, they come to an agreement that Proserpina will live each year six months with Pluto and the rest with her mother. 

 

This was named The Myth of Springtime because it is considered an allegory for the changing of seasons. Proserpina signifies the seed-corn which is cast to the ground (carried to the Underworld) and reappears in spring (restored to her mother).

  

The asteroid Proserpina 26, discovered on 5 May 1853 by the German astronomer Robert Luther, is named after this goddess.

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Testimonies for Urania

uraniaMythological lore

The Muses in Greek mythology are the goddesses who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. Originally said to be three in number, by the Classical times of the 400s BC, their number had grown and become set at nine goddesses who embody the arts and inspire the creation process with their graces through remembered and improvised song and stage, writing, traditional music, and dance. According to Hesiod’s Theogony, they were daughters of Zeus, the second generation king of the gods, and the offspring of Mnemosyne, goddess of memory. The nine Muses are: Calliope (the ‘beautiful of speech’), Clio (the ‘glorious one’), Erato (the ‘amorous one’), Euterpe (the ‘well-pleasing’), Melpomene (the ‘chanting one’), Polyhymnia (the ‘[singer] of many hymns’), Terpsichore (the ‘[one who] delights in dance’), Thalia (the ‘blossoming one’) and Urania (the ‘celestial one’).

 

Urania is the muse of astronomy and astrology. She is usually depicted as having a globe in her left hand. She is able to foretell the future by the arrangement of the stars. She is dressed in a cloak embroidered with stars and keeps her eyes and attention focused on the Heavens. Those who are most concerned with philosophy and the heavens are dearest to her.

 

The asteroid Urania (discovered 1854) is named after this muse.

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Testimonies for Toro

toroMythological lore

For this asteroid we don’t have any mythological history, he is named after Mrs. Samuel Herrick (a United States Representative from Ohio). Was discovered in 1862 and, due to resonance, is sometimes called "Earth’s second satellite".

 

          Martha Lang-Wescott analysis

“Toro is Ernest Hemingway heaven… think of Spain and corridas and the streets crowded with men who prove their courage in the running of the bulls. Test of testosterone![…] It is attempting to use force to get your way. It’s being “pushy” and overly assertive or aggressive.[…] It also making with the muscles or doing the bull work. […] The positive Toro is competitive and assertive (through the Sign, House and Aspect Pattern). Where Toro aspects more passive energies (such as the Moon, Venus, Neptune or retrograde planets) or is tied in a highly stressful Aspect Pattern, the individual has used these planet to defend him or herself from the anger, violence or pushiness of others. […] The retrograde Toro has been on the hard or receiving end of aggressions and tends to prefer non-violent approach. […]Positive Toro individuals show the strength through competition (often being involved, at some time in the life, in competitive sports.) They can be intimidating almost unintentionally; […]By transit, Toro equates to “storm trooper tactics” regarding the planet being transited. Transit to Toro are situations and people to which one reacts brusquely  and aggressively; anger can easily slip out of proportion.”

                                                        Mechanics of the Future – Asteroids, 1988

 

It is clear that is about energy, anger, courage, commitment, involvement, strength, challenges or competition. Let’s see what we can add here!

 

TESTIMONY NO. 1

Aspect: Toro conjunction Moon and Jupiter, square Mars(-0,59)

Latitude: -3,2

 

M. Lang-Wescott analysis (Toro and Moon): to feel bullied by the mother; to have relationship struggles with others because they are macho, angry or unresponsive to one’s needs and vulnerability; to see the mother be the victim of threats and physical intimidation; to see anger as a reaction to a emotion; to become aggressive instead of dealing honestly with feelings; domestic abuse; emotional abuse.


Events:
Nothing very important happened… The subject had an unexpected quarrel with one of his colleagues and, because it was his superior, he was forced to do something that he didn’t wanted. It caused him a bad mood in that day.


Conclusion: This event is similar with what M. Lang-Wescott wrote. Is about a conflict, an unexpected conflict which happens at the office. Not at home, but I think this can be explained with the presence of Jupiter there. Of course, one can’t be sure that Toro generated this aspect, could be a lot of other minor aspects capable of producing that, but we will be able to judge this more clear in the future, when more examples will be presented here. I will give a 7/10 for this match.

 

TESTIMONY NO. 2

 

 

Testimonies for Eurydike

eurydikeMythological lore

In Greek mythology, Eurydice was an oak nymph or a sweet maiden. She was the wife of Orpheus. Orpheus loved her dearly; on their wedding day, Orpheus played songs filled with happiness as his bride danced through the meadow. One day, a satyr had seen her and pursued her. Eurydice stepped on a snake and fell to the ground. The venomous snake had bitten her, leaving Eurydice dead. Distraught, Orpheus played and sang so mournfully that all the nymphs and gods wept. In their saddened states, they told him to travel to the Underworld and retrieve her. Orpheus did so, and by his music softened the hearts of Hades and Persephone, his singing so sweet that even the Erinyes wept. In another version, Orpheus played his lyre to put the guardian of Hades, Cerberus, to sleep. It was then granted that Eurydice be allowed to return with him to the world of the living. But the condition was attached that he should walk in front of her and not look back until he had reached the upper world. In his anxiety, he broke his promise, and Eurydice vanished again from his sight—this time forever.

 

The asteroid Eurydice (discovered 1862), is named after this goddess.

 

Martha Lang-Wescott analysis

She does not present this asteroid in the book  "Mechanics of the Future – Asteroids", from 1988, but in "Angles and Prediction", 2007. Probably, she didn’t take in account Eurydice in 1977. In "Angles and Prediction" are presented only the aspects with other planets and asteroids and, we can see, that everything is connected with the verb "depend". It seems like Eurydice brings a dependence from whatever is symbolized by planet or asteroid with whom she is connected."Depend on" is the key for understanding Eurydice!

 

Again, the two points of view are not matching. The mythology don’t tell anything about dependence in this case.

Let’s see what we can add here!


TESTIMONY NO. 1

Aspect: Eurydice (retrograde) conjunction Mercury (from +0,1 to -0,47)

Latitude: +1,07

 

M. Lang-Wescott analysis: people depending on their siblings; dependence on cars or a mean of transportation; some actions will depend on a certain paperwork, a conversation or the ability to get one`s point across; people hitch their star to “mental products” and to the way their brain explains the world to and for them; there may be much talk about various forms of “dependency”.  

 

Events: In those days, the subject was trying to build a web site, but he didn’t know to use any of the web sites software. Even he knew how the site will look like, he couldn’t do anything! It was like he was bound hand and foot!  So, he had to learn some programs which helped him to accomplish his goal.

 

Conclusion: The dependency of learning to use a software was obvious. I think it is clear that learning to use software is an activity symbolized by Mercury. Very simple now, represents dependency on Mercury, exactly like in Martha Lang-Wescott book, so I will give 10/10 points for this match.

 

TESTIMONY NO. 2

 

 

Testimonies for Circe

circeMythological lore

In Greek mythology, Circe, is a Queen goddess (or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress) living on the island of Aeaea. Circe’s father was Helios, the god of the Sun and the owner of the land where Odysseus’ men ate cattle, and her mother was Hecate, a goddess of witchcraft. She was sister of two kings of Colchis, Aeetes and Perses, and of Pasiphaë, mother of the Minotaur.

Circe transformed her enemies, or those who offended her, into animals through the use of magical potions. She was renowned for her knowledge of drugs. She was skilled in the magic of metamorphosis, the power of illusion, and the dark art of necromancy.

 

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