Jupiter More Is Better

Looking for luck Your search is over. Auspicious Jupiter is the lord of luck, the guardian of good fortune, and the champion of getting an even break. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system by far. More massive than all the other planets combined, it could devour 1,330 Earths and still have room to burp. Its most famous feature, known as the Great Red Spot, is a 300-year-old cyclone that's double the size of the Earth. Not surprisingly, Jupiter was named for the king of the gods, who...

Power Hungry Pluto

In 2006, astronomers reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet. This may make a difference to astrophysicists (though I can't see why it should). Astrologers essentially don't care. In our interpretation of the universe, Pluto is associated with power, regeneration, and the underworld of the psyche a place where alchemy is the operative metaphor and size is deeply, truly meaningless. Plutonian transits, which last for two or three years, coincide with periods of profound change. l Pluto conjunct the...

Libra in Love

You're gregarious, attractive, and a natural flirt. Born to be mated, you're restrained in public, amorous in private, and thoroughly identified with the object of your affection. As a single person, you're romantic, charming, and popular. But being part of a duo is essential to your fulfillment, and ultimately you're happy to leave the dating life behind. i Libra + Libra The downside to this duo is that if you feel ambivalent about the same issues, you can flounder in indecision forever....

Ptuto The Power of Transformation

Before August 2006, Pluto was just another planet. Then the members of the International Astronomical Union pronounced it a dwarf planet. That demotion is irrelevant to astrologers. Astrologers believe that Pluto possesses the power of transformation, and nothing's going to change that. Pluto is small, rocky, and so mysterious that astronomers aren't sure what to make of it. Its elongated orbit, which is tilted to the rest of the solar system, overlaps the orbit of Neptune. As a result, from...

Psychic Ability

Whether you call it extrasensory perception, clairvoyance, a sixth sense, or plain old intuition, psychic ability isn't as rare as you might think. Here's how to find it 1 By sign Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer bolster psychic ability. Sagittarius can also foster a tendency in that direction. 1 By planet Neptune and the Moon keep the channels of reception open (especially when they're conjunct). A prominent Uranus can bring flashes of insight and understanding. Pluto also boosts perception,...

Planets in houses A minor point

By assuming parallels between the houses and the signs, so that the first house is equivalent to Aries, the second house to Taurus, and so on, you can classify the houses in revealing ways, as in Table 14-4. To consider your chart in this way, count how many planets you have in each trio of houses. For an example, turn to Chapter 13 and take a look at Oprah Winfrey's chart. With three planets in the second house, one in the sixth house, and two in the tenth, a majority of her planets are in the...

Earth Signs Taurus Virgo and Capricorn

Considering Taurus Focusing on Virgo Contemplating Capricorn ust as the universe burst into existence with the fireball of the Big Bang, the cycle of the zodiac lifts off with a blast of fire, the most energetic of the four traditional elements. Fire creates heat, light, and movement. But what's the point of all that combustion if it leads to nothing Without earth, fire would burn itself out like a spray of fireworks against the night sky. Earth signs ground the energy of fire by turning the...

Taurus in Love

Possessive, faithful, and not always as mellow as you'd like to be, you require physical contact, emotional and financial security, and domestic comfort. Once you find someone who shares your sensuality and basic values, you're content. You can happily while away your time just being together, doing nothing. Troubles arise when your partner wants a change of pace. Inevitably, you resist. You're the immovable object. Learn to bend. i Taurus + Taurus Assuming one of you has the gumption to make...

Business Savvy

How are Fortune 500 CEOs different from you and me (other than the fact that they fly around in private jets) Here's how to spot executive ability 1 By sign Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are the preeminent signs of business. Equally important is Scorpio, the sign of power politics, covert operations, and self-control. In business, as in other areas, you can also expect to see a little Leo. That's because Leos long to be on top, and they'll happily put in hours make that years of overtime to...

Table of Contents

About This Conventions Used in This What You're Not to Foolish How This Book Is Part I Mapping Your Place in the Part II Here Comes the Part III Everything Else in the Cosmic Part IV Using Astrology Right Part V The Part of Icons Used in This Where to Go from Part 1 Mapping Your Place in the Cosmos 7 Chapter 1 An Astrological Overview The Horoscope in Brief 9 Looking at the Starry Identifying the Signs of the Understanding the Polarity Dividing the zodiac by Modality Dividing the zodiac by...

Cancer in Love

Cancer has a talent for intimacy and caring. When you're in love, you blithely ignore the most obvious flaws while homing in on your beloved's hidden potential. Loving, generous, sentimental, and maternal, you need to be with someone who shares your drive and your willingness to explore complex emotional issues. When you find such a person, you're totally supportive even when the reverse isn't true. You also have a tendency to cling. The smothering mother is a Cancerian archetype for good...

Finding and Understanding Your Descendant

After you've identified your rising sign, you automatically know your Descendant, no calculation required. By definition, the Descendant is always exactly opposite your rising sign. For example, if you have Cancer rising, your Descendant is Capricorn. A less powerful point than your Ascendant, the Descendant determines the approach you take toward marriage and partnerships. It describes the nature of those relationships in your life, and it indicates the kind of person you're likely to fall...

Scorpio in Love

You're intense, devoted, and fascinated by the game of love. You think of romance in mythic terms, demand grand passion sexually and otherwise , and often fall into the quicksand of obsession. Because you radiate sex appeal and have such a compelling presence, other people often become fixated on you. Note, however, that though Scorpio has a well-deserved reputation as the sexiest sign in the zodiac, many Scorpios also struggle with sexual problems that range from sexoholic excess to impotence,...

Unpredictable Uranus

When Uranus rides into town, life gets interesting. As the planet of revolution, invention, electricity, individuality, and eccentricity, Uranus disrupts the usual flow of events and is associated with unforeseen occurrences and unusual people. Uranus takes 84 years about a lifetime to traverse the zodiac. Turn to Chapter 10 for more information about the outer planets. i Uranus conjunct the Sun You're in a holding pattern, but you aren't going to be there long. Your need to express your...

Chiron The Wounded Healer

Is it an asteroid A burned-out comet A planetesimal leftover from the creation of the solar system An errant moon of Neptune, long since torn away from its original orbit Or a particular type of asteroid called a Centaur Ever since November 1, 1977, when scientist Charles Kowal discovered Chiron hurtling around the Sun between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus, scientists have been trying to make up their minds. Smaller by far than any planet its estimated size is 200 miles across , Chiron has a...

Contents at a Glance

Part J Mapping Your Place in the Cosmos 7 Chapter 1 An Astrological Overview The Horoscope in Chapter 2 Getting Your Precise Horoscope The Old Way versus the Easy Way 21 Chapter 3 Estimating Your Horoscope Using the Tables in This Book 29 Part JJ Here Comes the Chapter 4 Fire Signs Aries, Leo, and Chapter 5 Earth Signs Taurus, Virgo, and Chapter 6 Air Signs Gemini, Libra, and Chapter 7 Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Part JJJ Everything Else in the Cosmic Cookbook 89 Chapter 8 Moon Signs The...

Investing in DIY Software

Nothing in the astrological world is more fun than being able to cast accurate charts for anyone at a moment's notice. Astrological do-it-yourself software is endlessly diverting. It enables you to calculate natal charts, compare charts, determine how the planets may affect you in the future, and, in short, entertain yourself for hours. Software isn't cheap, but if you decide it's worth the expense, the following sections give you a few recommendations. If you use a Macintosh as I do, and I'm...

Getting Your Precise Horoscope The Old Way versus the Easy

Creating your chart with piles of paper, tables, and dusty old books Surfing the Internet to get your chart Probing your psyche and glimpsing the future with astrological software hat could be more fabulously arcane than an astrological chart Well, lots of things Alchemical sigils, kabalistic diagrams, magic spells you name it. But this book isn't about them. It's about astrology, which only seems strange. That's because an astrological chart, with all its mysterious-looking symbols, has...