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History repeats itself. Life is cyclical. Therefore, it is no surprise to astrologers that we work with wheels. Each natal chart and horoscope wheel is a picture of the sky from a specific location at a specific moment in time. The chart is what the sky would look like if you were laying on your back looking up at the stars at just that moment.
In the Land of Zodiac, there are four tribes of people. The Earth People, the Air People, the Water People, and the Fire People. It was decided long ago, that they should each elect a king and the four kings would represent their tribes as members of the High Council. The High Council would decide what was best for all of Zodiac's peoples. The people of Zodiac agreed to allow the beloved members of royalty to decide for themselves, which would become kings and which would not.
2008 will be a year of profound change. Not just because we will elect a new president and could thereby make a statement to the rest of the world about what it is that we really believe as Americans, but also because it is time for yet another astrological shift.
Why should you follow astrology? How can people believe that the planet Neptune is affecting our choices and actions here on earth? If it has been studied forever, then why can’t they prove it? What benefit is there in knowing about horoscopes and where the planets are at any given time? How does it work? Why does it even matter?
Everyone has an astrological natal chart. This is a picture of the sky directly over you at the moment you were born. It never changes. When creating a personalized forecast, we look at where the planets are today and how they relate to the planets’ original placement in your unique birth chart. We also look at your overall personality according to your natal chart and predict how someone with your natal chart would most likely respond to the events that are unfolding in your life. When creating a compatibility report, we compare your chart and the other person’s chart to see what elements of your charts are compatible and which ones would likely clash. To understand how your time of birth plays into this, we will start with an analogy.
At a very young age, I was fascinated by astrology. My father, a complete skeptic, thought it was hogwash. He said that the daily forecasts are all written so vaguely that they could apply to anyone. He also claimed the descriptions of the various zodiac signs were so general that anyone in a blind study could pick up any of the descriptions and see themselves in it. I thought my dad was a brilliant man, so I tried out his theory and found him to be completely wrong. I would open the books that describe what various zodiac signs behave like and would randomly start reading to find some piece of myself in those descriptions… very few matched me at all. However, I did note that I did not perfectly match every single thing about my own sign. Why is that? Why is it that none of us perfectly matches our birth sign?
You’ve heard of a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Discard the story behind that image and let’s just imagine a wolf that looks like a sheep. In astrology, we would say that his Sun Sign is that of the Wolf and that his Rising Sign is that of the Sheep. No, Wolf and Sheep are not real zodiac signs. I am just using them to illustrate a point. Astrologically speaking, this is not a case of the wolf trying to deceive us. He simply has been born with sheep’s clothing and that is initially how people see him. It takes a while to get to know him and realize that he actually is a wolf deep down inside. In the same way that the inner yolk is very different from the outer shell, they are both part of what makes up the nature of the egg. Such is the dynamic with Sun Signs and Rising Signs.
Aries is the sign of the entrepreneur. Think of those traits that make up a successful entrepreneur… they are bright and hard working, most comfortable working as a one man show, love to be the first to discover and present things to the world, and rarely allow others to dominate them. Now imagine these traits in a child. Your Aries child will most likely be energetic, innovative, and will have a deep desire to be #1 in life. Aries children remind me of a cross between Leos and Capricorns. They often have Leo’s need for the limelight and Capricorn’s workaholic nature. Like Leos, Aries are fire signs and are therefore very dynamic personalities with no desire whatsoever to be bossed around. While goats symbolize Capricorn, rams symbolize Aries. Both are strong climbers and will butt heads with you when provoked.
Whenever I think of Taurus, I think of Ferdinand the Bull. He prefers to sit peacefully in a beautiful field of clover happily munching away the hours. However, wave that red flag and he is charging with horns down at full speed like a locomotive. It is just as difficult to stop him once he has begun charging as it is to get him up out of the clover to begin with. Such is the case with your Taurus child. They will be a peaceful happy soul for the most part, but it will not take very long before you realize they are one of the most stubborn signs in the zodiac. Once motivated, they will work very hard and they seldom do anything foolish without thinking through the consequences first.
Two of my all-
Everyone always says that Cancer’s children are moody and they grow up to be moody
adults. I have to disagree. All of the Cancers that I have ever met were rather
stable emotionally speaking. They can be a bit volatile when they feel attacked
and they are like a lioness protecting those they love, but they are not moody while
doing so. They are not as short-
Leo’s children are much more sensitive then people think. They can walk around like little kings wearing crowns, but almost every Leo adult I have ever met is carrying around a deep haunting childhood wound. They are also more insensitive then people think. These same adults can write you off as a loser in a heartbeat and will probably never change their minds. Even if they did find out later that they were wrong about you, they would still blame you for having misrepresented yourself. Those Leos that are lucky enough to have happy healthy childhoods are incredible leaders with a charisma and charm that is unlike any other. How do you make sure your little Leo turns out well?
Virgo children are usually quite easy to raise. They are neat, organized, and have a gentle sense of humor that you will enjoy. They are rarely hateful and mean. They are so well behaved that I think most parents just sort of leave them to themselves since they are like miniature adults. One of the hardest things about being a really good kid is that you melt into the woodwork and nobody notices you anymore. Virgo children are seldom the in your face types, demanding that Mommy and Daddy ‘look at me, look at me!’ They are often the ‘goodly child’ hidden behind the more dynamic and boisterous children. We are so relieved to have the low maintenance Virgo child, that we often ignore their deeper emotional needs while we focus on our other children. Many adult Virgos have a quiet loneliness in their eyes that they pretend is not really there. However, it is there, and it effects many of their decisions and choices as adults. They will give and give of themselves without really allowing anyone else into their inner world, because they really do not know how to connect on a deeper level. They just know how to be the ‘good kid’ and from their perspective that means not needing anything from anyone.
People often think of Libras as soft gentle loving souls who simply want to shop, dine by candlelight, and talk your ear off. The truth is that Libra’s children are some of the kindest most diplomatic dictators you will ever meet. They fight for justice and will make sure that the underdog gets his day of glory. Libra is the personification of the concept ‘kill them with kindness’ and ‘honey attracts more than vinegar’. Do not make the mistake of thinking that your chatty Libra is an airhead. They are brilliant and often have a mission in mind. Yes, there are plenty of times that they simply want someone to talk to for companionship’s sake, but quite often they are analyzing how to improve the world around them.
Scorpios get a lot of bad press. They are vindictive, mean, and obsessed with sex. That’s not really fair. Scorpio rules the house of sharing. They are the stewards of sharing money, resources, love, and yes sharing each other’s bodies. It is their deepest most spiritual need to be completely connected, loved, and sharing from the depth of their soul. It is from this place that they are so easily hurt. Wounded Scorpios are a force to be reckoned with and yes, they are famously ruthless and cruel. How do you keep your own Scorpio child from becoming obsessive and mean?
When I was a young teenager, I was a natural leader of our group of girls who had all become friends. During our first year in High School, our group was split up over two different lunch periods with half of us going to the first lunch and half going to the second lunch. The group of girls who had a different lunch then my own had found a new hero. They talked about her constantly. She was smart, funny, exciting, enthusiastic, cheerful, clever, and extremely extroverted. They sang her praises constantly and being a very insecure teenage girl, I was a nervous wreck that they would love her more then me and would no longer look up to me as their leader. I was becoming more and more insecure that she would kick me off of my pedestal and take all of my friends away from me.
You don’t raise a Capricorn child; they have no need of parenting in the classical sense. Capricorn children are little old kings who cannot quite remember where they are or where they have placed their crowns. Being a Capricorn child is like being a brilliant adult and having partial amnesia, you know that you know everything about everything but you just cannot quite remember it at the moment. You do not want to let on to everyone around you that you do not have a clue what the adults are talking about, so you simply wing it and join in with the belief that any minute now you really will know what is being discussed and will not appear foolish or stupid. They walk around with their heads held high as if they have not lost their crown and soon enough, they become natural leaders.
So, you are raising an Aquarius child… boy do you have your work cut out for you! Aquarius children are ruled by the same planet that rules electricity and group activities. These kids are popular and funny. They are natural leaders not from a place of wanting to lead but from a natural charisma, that simply attracts followers. They are eccentric and pride themselves on being unique individuals. These are the kids who not only pull the household electronics apart just to see how they work but can also put them back together again. Do not be surprised if your vacuum cleaner or VCR works even better after they finish exploring the inner workings. Aquarius children are extremely intelligent and use that intelligence to create daily adventures for themselves. You had better be on your toes. This is not a mild mannered child content to sit sweetly by your side calmly coloring in their color books. This is an action packed fun filled adventure loving best friend to all children and animals that cross their paths.
In general, Pisces is misunderstood and ends up as a loner. They love people and
have a deep desire to connect on a spiritual soul-