The spring equinox, March 21, is the beginning of the new zodiacal year and Aries, the first sign, is therefore that of
new beginnings. The young ram is adventurous, ambitious, impulsive, enthusiastic and full of energy. The Arian is a pioneer
both in thought and action, very open to new ideas and a lover of freedom. They welcome challenges and will not be diverted
from their purpose except by their own impatience, which will surface if they don't get quick results.
Aries subjects are courageous leaders with a genuine concern for those they command, being responsible people, it is rare
that they will use their subordinates to obtain their own objectives as leaders, but occasionally it does happen. They do
not make very good followers because they are too "take charge". They may be unwilling to obey or submit to directions for
which they can see no reason, or with which they disagree. They are much concerned with self, both positively and negatively
- self-reliant but also self centered (sometimes) and concerned with their own personal advancement and physical satisfaction.
Their immense energy makes them aggressive and restless, argumentative occasionally, headstrong, quick tempered, easily offended
and capable of holding grudges if they feel themselves affronted.
As the first sign in the zodiac, you, as an Arian (as you are referred to), is to simply "get something started and lead
the way". The Sun in this zodiac position gives your will free rein to express itself. You could be doing this in the form
of some leadership role, or by forcing others to look at themselves in a new way. You can accomplish this by knowingly carrying
out a deliberate act in the name of some cause that moves you. A negative effect of this sun sign is that you could sometimes
unknowingly make it hard for others to relate to you, as you really are.
In your personal relationships Arians are frank, direct and candid, and make enthusiastic and generous friends. You are
liable to have a high sex drive and make passionate but fastidious lovers. There is, however, a negative side to your associations
with other people. You can easily be irritated by slowness or moderation in your companions and, though yourselves sensitive,
ride roughshod over the sensitivities of others. The intensity of your sexual urges can drive you to promiscuity and a Don
Juan-like counting of conquests of the opposite sex. It can also trick you into early unwise marriage which may end disastrously.
Arians are highly devoted to their children, even to the point of laying down their own lives, so that they might live. You
will not find a more defensive and loving parent in all the zodiac.
It is preferable to be aware of your pioneering spirit and not disregard it. For in acknowledging it you not only enjoy
life more, but you avoid being pushed around by others. Your nature is usually push or be pushed, with little middle ground.
This can at times be objectionable to others, but you must have the freedom to act, rather then just thinking about it, getting
pent-up in the process. At all costs you need to avoid negative emotions such as resentment, regret and self-pity, for they
would deny you what is essential to your nature: straightforwardness.
Mentally Arians are intellectual and objective, but can be in rare situations bigoted and extremist in religion and politics.
They are good champions of lost causes and last-ditch resistance. They are quick-witted but sometimes foolhardy and over optimistic,
lacking thoroughness and the ability to evaluate difficulties in the undertakings into which they often rush impulsively.
The great need of Aries natives is to exercise an iron self-control, to discipline the qualities and tendencies of their character
to the advantage, not the detriment, of the society in which they move.
As an Arian, you like a challenge that will stir you to action. This challenge may just be frustration; or at a more controlled
level, you may have clear direction and know what or whom you're fighting for. If your direction is not clear, then ask yourself
and listen to your inner voice. You will come up with an answer. An Arian without a direction in which to go, or a without
a cause to fight for, would be against your nature and make you more a "sheep" then a ram!
Arian, do not be afraid to be forceful, for this is the very core of your nature. If you feel fear in your heart, then
look for a history of negative events in you personal history, such as violence or abuse from others. Being fearful may also
indicate a household in childhood that negated independence and personal initiative in you. This could have inhibited your
natural urge to go forward into life as the leader and champion you were born to be. Conversely, such bad influences could
also have led you to be overly forceful, or to be unsympathetic to your own need and sensitivity.
You make good athletes and climbers, doctors, explorers (of new ideas as well as uncharted territory, the latter in these
days including adventuring into outer space), soldiers, sailors and airmen, and leaders, though awkward subordinates, in industry
Much as you are the Ram, there is still the little lamb in you, which means that at times you would attain your goals more
easily by gently giving in without resistance to the demands of a given social situation, rather than getting your horns entangled
in something larger and more powerful than yourself. This is a talent akin to knowing the difference between what you can
change, and what you cannot. This of course takes patience, the acquiring of which is definitely your greatest achievement,
along with your sense of your own inner softness.
The Taurean's characteristics are solidity, practicality, extreme determination and strength of will - no one will ever
drive them, but they will willingly and loyally follow a leader they trust. They are stable, balanced, conservative good,
law-abiding citizens and lovers of peace, possessing all the best qualities of the bourgeoisie. As they have a sense of material
values and physical possessions, respect for property and a horror of falling into debt, they will do everything in their
power to maintain the security of the status quo and be somewhat hostile to change.
Mentally, they are keen-witted and practical more often than intellectual, but apt to become fixed in their opinions through
their preference for following accepted and reliable patterns of experience. Their character is generally dependable, steadfast,
prudent, just, firm and unshaken in the face of difficulties. Their vices arise from their virtues, going to extremes on occasion,such
as sometimes being too slavish to the conventions they admire.
On rare occasions a Taurean may be obstinately and
exasperatingly self-righteous, unoriginal, rigid, ultraconservative, argumentative, querulous bores, stuck in a self-centered
rut. They may develop a brooding resentment through nursing a series of injuries received and, whether their characters are
positive or negative, they need someone to stroke their egos with a frequent, "Well Done!" Most Taureans are not this extreme
They are faithful and generous friends with a great capacity for affection, but rarely make friends with anyone outside
their social rank, to which they are ordinarily excessively faithful. In the main, they are gentle, even tempered, good natured,
modest and slow to anger, disliking quarreling and avoiding ill-feeling. If they are provoked, however, they can explode into
violent outbursts of ferocious anger in which they seem to lose all self-control. Equally unexpected are their occasional
sallies into humor and exhibitions of fun.
Although their physical appearance may belie it, they have a strong aesthetic taste, enjoying art, for which they may have
a talent, beauty (recoiling from anything sordid or ugly) and music. They may have a strong, sometimes unconventional, religious
faith. Allied to their taste for all things beautiful is a love for the good things of life pleasure, comfort, luxury and
good food and wine and they may have to resist the temptation to over indulgence, leading to drunkenness, gross sensuality,
In their work, Taureans are industrious and good craftspeople, and are not afraid of getting their hands dirty. They are
reliable, practical, methodical and ambitious, within a framework of obedience to superiors. They are at their best in routine
positions of trust and responsibility, where there is little need of urgency and even less risk of change, and a pension at
the end. Yet they are creative and good founders of enterprises where the rewards of their productiveness come from their
own work and not that of others. They can flourish in many different trades and professions: banking, architecture, building,
almost any form of bureaucracy, auctioneering, farming, medicine, chemistry, industry Taureans make good managers and foremen
surveying, insurance, education and, perhaps surprisingly, music and sculpture. They make an ideal trustee or guardian, and
can attain eminence as a chef. Some Taureans are gifted enough in singing to become opera stars or to excel in more popular
types of music.
They are more than averagely amorous and sensually self-conscious, but sexually straightforward and not given to experiment.
They make constant, faithful, home loving spouses and thoughtful, kindly parents, demanding too much of neither their spouses
nor children. They can be over possessive and may sometimes play the game of engineering family roles for the pleasure of
making up the quarrel. If anyone offends their amour proper they can be a determined enemy, though magnanimous in forgiveness
if their opponent makes an effort to meet them halfway.
No other sign in the zodiac is closer to earth then Taurus. The main objective in leading a Taurean life is primarily (though
not entirely) to maintain stability and physical concerns. Your inner spiritual sense longs for earthly harmony and wholesomeness.
When you fully understand this, and work toward this end, you will no longer need to blindly reassure yourself with external
possessions and comforts. A realization that finding this inner peace will cause all of the above mentioned positive things
will overtake you and your life will be very full.
Ultimately the Taurean needs to discover their truest, deepest and highest values. When they know what is truly valuable,
they are no longer chained to people and to things that have to do with lesser values. The greatest indication of value to
a Taurean is beauty, which cannot be owned, only appreciated.
Gemini, the sign of the Twins, is dual-natured, elusive, complex and contradictory. On the one hand it produces the virtue
of versatility, and on the other the vices of two-facedness and flightiness. The sign is linked with Mercury, the planet of
childhood and youth, and its subjects tend to have the graces and faults of the young. When they are good, they are very attractive;
when they are bad they are more the worse for being the charmers they are. Like children they are lively, and happy, if circumstances
are right for them, or egocentric, imaginative and restless. They take up new activities enthusiastically but lack application,
constantly needing new interests, flitting from project to project as apparently purposelessly as a butterfly dancing from
flower to flower. To them life is a game which must always be full of fresh moves and continuous entertainment, free of labor
and routine. Changing horses in the middle of the stream is another small quirk in the Gemini personality which makes decision
making, and sticking to a decision, particularly hard for them.
Since they lack the quality of conscientiousness, they are apt to fight a losing battle in any attempts they make to be
moral (in the widest sense of the word). Their good qualities are attractive and come easily to them. They are affectionate,
courteous, kind, generous, and thoughtful towards the poor and suffering - provided none of the activities resulting from
expressing these traits interferes too greatly with their own lives and comforts. They quickly learn to use their outward
attractiveness to gain their own ends, and when striving for these they will use any weapon in their armory - unscrupulous
lying, and cunning evasiveness; escaping blame by contriving to put it on other people, wrapped up in all the charm they can
turn on. In their better moments they may strive to be honest and straightforward, but self-interest is almost always the
victor. If things go against them, they sulk like children. Also like children, they demand attention, admiration, and the
spending on them of time, energy and money, throwing tantrums if they don't get what they want. They reflect every change
in their surroundings, like chameleons, and can become pessimistic, sullen, peevish and materialistically self-centered if
circumstances force them to struggle in any way. If the conditions of life become really adverse, their strength of will may
desert them entirely. They can become uncertain of themselves, either withdrawn, or nervously excitable worriers, sullenly
discontented, hard and irritable, with "Self" looming ever larger in their struggles. On the other hand their versatility
can make them very adaptable, adjusting themselves to control the world around them by means of their inherent ingenuity and
Most Gemini have a keen, intuitive, sometimes brilliant intelligence and they love cerebral challenges. But their concentration,
though intense for a while, does not last. Their mental agility and energy give them a voracious appetite for knowledge from
youth onward, though they dislike the labor of learning. They easily grasp almost everything requiring intelligence and mental
dexterity, and are often able to marry manual skills to their qualities of mind. Their intellect is strongly analytical and
sometimes gives them so great an ability to see both sides of a question that they vacillate and find it hard to make decisions.
But their intelligence may very well be used to control and unify the duality of their natures into a most efficient unit.
If faced with difficulties, they have little determination to worry at a problem until they find a solution - they will pick
the brains of others. In their intellectual pursuits, as in other departments of their lives, they risk becoming dilettantes,
losing themselves in too many projects which they follow until they become difficult.
In love they are fickle, not intentionally so but because of the basic inconsistency of their emotional nature, which has
an amoral aspect to it. Their is a side to Geminians which can become deeply involved emotionally, and another, hostile to
sentimentality, which stands back from a romantic situation, laughing at it and the protagonists in it, including themselves
while analyzing it intellectually. Gemini subjects take nothing seriously. So, in love, in spite of their temporary depth
of feeling, for the intensity of involvement lasts only while it is new, they are superficial, light-hearted, cool, flirtatious
and unimaginative in the understanding of the pain they may give others. They like intrigue, the excitement of the chase,
but once they have caught the prey, they lose interest and look around for the next creature to pursue. In less serious situations
they make witty, entertaining companions, good acquaintances rather than friends. Even at their worst they are never dull
- there is usually playfulness below the surface, and they can be brilliant conversationalists - but they can also be quarrelsome,
prattlers, boasters, liars and cheats.
Geminians can be successful in many walks of life though their general characteristics tend to make them unreliable. They
are often skilled manipulators of language, in speech and writing, and may be: debaters, diplomats (though in politics they
are more interested in theory than practice), orators, preachers (brilliant rather than profound), teachers, authors, poets,
journalists, or lawyers. In business any work which combines quick-wittedness with a change of surroundings suits them; working
as a traveling salesperson, brokerage work, or dealing with the public in any capacity is right up their alley. Because they
are dispassionate, logical, rational and analytical they make good scientists, especially in the fields of medicine and astronomy.
They can also make excellent members of the Armed Forces, for they take danger no more seriously than anything else and can
earn themselves a reputation for devotion to duty and heroic acts. In the arts they may excel in music, painting and sculpture.
They make good psychic researchers of a sceptical kind. Negatively they can degenerate into confidence tricksters, thieves
and even adepts in the black arts.
The Cancerian character is the least clear-cut of all those associated with the signs of the zodiac. It can range from
the timid, dull, shy and withdrawn to the most brilliant, and famous Cancerians are to be found through the whole range of
human activity. It is a fundamentally conservative and home-loving nature, appreciating the nest like quality of a secure
base to which the male can retire when he needs a respite from the stresses of life, and in which the Cancerian woman can
exercise her strong maternal instincts. The latter tends to like and to have a large family. `Nest like' is an appropriate
adjective for the Cancerian home, for its inhabitants tend to favor the dark, mysterious but comfortable type of house which
has something of the air of a den about it, a place which belongs to the family rather than existing as a showcase to impress
That is not to say that the Cancerian is unsociable, just that for them there is a time to socialize and a time
to be solitary, and this is part of the apparent contradiction in their nature. Outwardly they can appear formidable - thick-skinned,
unemotional, uncompromising, obstinately tenacious, purposeful, energetic, shrewd, intuitive and wise, sometimes with a philosophical
profundity of thought verging on inspiration. Their intimates, however, may see a very different character, one with a sympathetic
and kindly sensitivity to other people, especially those they love. They are able to identify with the situations of others
because of the keenness of their imaginations. They are often over-imaginative and prone to fantasy, sometimes trying to shape
their lives to fit some romantic ideal. They are appreciative of art and literature, and especially of drama, where the spectacle
and ebb and flow of action and feeling particularly excite them. They may themselves possess considerable literary, artistic
or oratorical talent. Their sharp ears and talent for mimicry can sometimes give them success on the stage, though their tendency
to be emotional may make them overact. Interestingly - because they give the impression of being down-to-earth - they are
often fascinated by the occult and are more open to psychic influence than the average. If they can reconcile the personal
conflict of their urge to be outgoing with the reserve that causes them to withdraw into themselves, then at best they can
inspire a generation, especially the youthful part of it, by their idealism. A job in which they can express this, and in
which they can do well, would be as a leader in a youth organization.
In their personal relationships they are mentally a mixture of toughness and softness, often emotional and romantic to
the point of sentimentality in their fantasies; but in real life and in marriage, their loving is not so sentimental but tenaciously
loyal. Even if they have affairs (and they may do so, for the male in particular is open to sensual stimulation), their first
loyalty remains to spouse and family, of whom they regard themselves as the protector. Both the Cancerian man and woman love
unreservedly, giving much and asking little in return - in fact, one of the most important lessons they have to learn is how
to receive gracefully. They are too easily influenced by those they love and admire, and swayed by the emotion of the moment.
They are also loyal friends, the negative side of their faithfulness being clannishness, the narrow patriotism of "my country
right or wrong"; and closing ranks in suspicion and coldness toward outsiders.
Cancerians have a retentive memory, particularly for emotionally laden events which they can recall in detail for years
afterwards. they are strongly governed by childhood memories and since they live intensely in the past in memory and in the
future in imagination, a chance meeting with someone for whom they had an unrequited love, even if they thought they had conquered
the feeling, will easily rouse the emotion all over again.
The Cancerian has many potential faults. They can be untidy, sulky, devious, moody, inclined to self-pity because of an
inferiority complex, brood on insults (very often imagined), yet are easily flattered. They can be tactless and difficult
yet, because they are normally ambitious, they will curry favor by floating with majority opinions, outlooks and fashions
of the day. As a result they often change their opinions and loyalties and, indeed, their occupations, and lack stability.
They are easily corrupted and, because they are convincing romanticizers, can make successful confidence tricksters. Their
romanticism in another sense make them ardent supporters of causes, for example a football team with whose heroes they can
identify in a world of fantasy.
Their abilities fit the Cancerian for a wide range of occupations. As they are interested in what people are thinking and
able to judge what they can safely be told, they can be good journalists, writers or politicians, though in this last capacity
they are more likely to remain in the background rather than attain prominent positions of power. They may, indeed, change
their party affiliations. They can serve in other departments of public affairs, especially those which involve looking after
others, for example in any kind of service from welfare and nursing to catering - their own love of comfort and good living
makes the Cancerian an excellent chef or housekeeper. They sometimes have a penchant for trade or business and are often successful
as a captain of industry. This is because they are excellent organizers with a good sense of value and economy which they
may combine with a flair for inventiveness and originality. The romantic side of their natures make them enjoy grubbing about
in places where exciting discoveries may be made (old stamp collections in attics, etc.), and if they can do this professionally
as a secondhand dealer or specialist in antiques, they will be happy. More common occupations which suit some subjects of
Cancer are real estate broker, gardener and sailor.
Physically they are average to below average in height, with a fleshy body and short legs in comparison with the rest of
them. Their hair is usually brown, their faces round, their complexions pale, their foreheads prominent, their eyes small
and blue or gray in color, their noses short, perhaps upturned, and their mouths full. They sometimes walk clumsily.
The Leo type is the most dominant, spontaneously creative and extrovert of all the zodiacal characters. In grandeur of
manner, splendor of bearing and magnanimity of personality, they are the monarch's among humans as the lion is king of beasts.
They are ambitious, courageous, dominant, strong willed, positive, independent, self-confident there is no such a word as
doubt in their vocabularies, and they are self-controlled. Born leaders, either in support of, or in revolt against, the status
quo. They are at their most effective when in a position of command, their personal magnetism and innate courtesy of mind
bringing out the best of loyalty from subordinates. They are uncomplicated, knowing exactly what they want and using all their
energies, creativeness and resolution to get it, as well as being certain that they will get whatever they are after. Their
followers know where they are with Leonians. Leonians think and act bigger than others would normally dare; the ambitiousness
of their schemes and idealism sometimes daunt their followers, their practical hardheadedness and ability to go straight to
the heart of any problem reassures those who depend on them. If Leonians meet with setbacks they thrive on the adversity.
On the whole they are powers for good, for they are strongly idealistic, humane, and beneficent. They have powerful intelligence
and are of a broad philosophical, sometimes religious, turn of mind. Those who are devout may become very obstinate in upholding
traditional beliefs and will cling tenaciously, but with complete sincerity, to practices and doctrines which liberal thinkers
regard as absurdly out-of-date. These will be found as the 'lions' of industries, and in the forefront of the cutting edge
Their faults can be as large in scale as their virtues, and an excessively negative Leonian can be one of the most unpleasant
human beings imaginable, displaying extreme arrogance, autocratic pride, haughtiness, and excessive hastiness of temper. If
jealously suspicious of rivals, they will not hesitate to use cunning, lies and trickery to discredit them. Self-centeredness,
greed for flattery, boastfulness, and bombast, pomposity, snobbish superiority, and overbearing, and intolerant disdain of
underlings; to whom they will nevertheless delegate the carrying out of minor details in their grandiose schemes, and from
whom they are not above borrowing immoderately if an occasion necessitates it. Any of these can be characteristic of Leo.
Add to them a passion for luxury, a lust for power, unlimited sexual lust, and emotional indulgence, and a character emerges
that no one would want to know either in public life or private. But their pride may go before a fall, as uncontrolled impetuosity
is likely to bring them low. Fortunately it is rare that a Leo is so undisciplined as to give way thoroughly to this list
of vices, and their tendencies to them are usually balanced by an innate wisdom. Those who are afflicted with them also have
the intelligence it takes to consciously and actively overcome them.
In professional life they do well at any vocation at which there is room at the top. As politicians they are content with
nothing less than a powerful position in government. In business they may be the chairman of their company's board, or at
least directors or managers. They are excellent organizers and overseers, often laying the groundwork for new projects. If
from the artisan ranks of society they will aspire to become the boss, partly because they are ambitious by nature, partly
because they dislike manual labor, preferring to take charge of others doing it. If artistic, Leos can become stars of stage
or screen (their bent is serious rather than light drama), maestros as musicians where they will gravitate toward the grand
instruments or activities, such as the organ or conducting of orchestras and as painters; anything grand in conception and
scale appeals to them. Leo women make exceptionally good welfare workers.
In his or her relations with others the Leo type is open, sincere, genuine and trusting. Outgoing, spontaneously warm hearted
and plain spoken, though never lacking in kindliness, Leos are more disillusioned than the average if let down by those they
trust. They are not good judges of character and are inclined to favoritism and an exaggerated faith in their followers which
too often ends in disappointment. They have a strong sex drive and are so attracted to the opposite sex that they find it
hard to be constant; they can be so intensely sexual as to become dissolute. They may have numerous love affairs for their
love of pleasure and beauty is liable to drive them from one attractive partner to another. They are very much inclined to
deceive. Their marriages may fail for the same reason, yet they are sincere and generous to their lovers while love lasts,
and will remain attached to their homes so long as it is run for their benefit. They demand service but are incapable of giving
Virgo is the only zodiacal sign represented by a female. It is sometimes thought of as a potentially creative girl, delicately
lovely; sometimes as a somewhat older woman, intelligent but rather pedantic and spinsterish. The latter impression is sometimes
confirmed by the Virgoan preciseness, refinement, fastidious love of cleanliness, hygiene and good order, conventionality
and aristocratic attitude of reserve. They are usually observant, shrewd, critically inclined, judicious, patient, practical
supporters of the status quo, and tend toward conservatism in all departments of life. On the surface they are emotionally
cold, and sometimes this goes deeper, for their habit of suppressing their natural kindness may in the end cause it to atrophy,
with the result that they shrink from committing themselves to friendship, make few relationships, and those they do make
they are careful to keep superficial.
But the outward lack of feeling may, in some individuals born under this sign, conceal too much emotion, to which they
are afraid of giving way because they do not trust others, nor do they have confidence in themselves and their judgments.
This is because they are conscious of certain shortcomings in themselves of worldliness, of practicality, of sophistication
and of outgoingness. So they bring the art of self concealment to a high pitch, hiding their apprehensiveness about themselves
and their often considerable sympathy with other people under a mantle of matter-of-factness and undemonstrative, quiet reserve.
They are still waters that run deep. Yet in their unassuming, outwardly cheerful and agreeable fashion, they can be sensible,
discreet, well spoken, wise and witty, with a good understanding of other people's problems which they can tackle with a practicality
not always evident in their own personal relationships.
Both sexes have considerable charm and dignity, which make some male Virgoans appear effeminate when they are not. In marriage
they can be genuinely affectionate, making good spouses and parents, but their love making is a perfection of technique rather
than the expression of desire, and they must be careful not to mate with a partner whose sex drive requires a passion they
They are intellectually enquiring, methodical and logical, studious and teachable. They combine mental ingenuity with the
ability to produce a clear analysis of the most complicated problems. They have an excellent eye for detail but they may be
so meticulous that they neglect larger issues. Also, although they are realists, they may slow down projects by being too
exact. They are practical with their hands, good technicians and have genuine inventive talents, Thoroughness, hard work and
conscientiousness are their hallmarks, and they are such perfectionists that, if things go wrong, they are easily discouraged.
Because of their ability to see every angle of a many-sided question, they are unhappy with abstract theorizing. Appreciating
the many different points of view as they do, they find philosophical concepts difficult, and they vacillate and have no confidence
in any conclusions at which they arrive.
With these qualities, they are better as subordinates than leaders. Responsibility irks them and they often lack the breadth
of strategic vision that a leader needs Virgoans are essentially tacticians, admirable in the attainment of limited objectives.
Their self distrust is something they project on to other people and tends to make them exacting employers, though in the
demands they make on those under them they temper this attitude with justice. They have potential abilities in the arts, sciences
and languages. Language especially they use correctly, clearly, consciously and formally, as grammarians and etymologists
rather than for literary interests, yet they are likely to have a good memory for apt quotations. Although they are well suited
for careers in machine drawing, surveying and similar occupations, they are better fitted for a job in a library or office
than a workshop.
Their minds are such that they need the stimulus of practical problems to be solved rather than the mere routine or working
to set specifications that need no thought. They are careful with money and their interest in statistics makes them excellent
bookkeepers and accountants. They also make good editors, physicists and analytical chemists. They may also find success as
welfare workers, ministering to those less fortunate than themselves. They can be doctors, nurses, psychologists, teachers,
confidential secretaries, technologists, inspectors, musicians, critics, public speakers and writers especially of reference
works such as dictionaries and encyclopedias. Both sexes have a deep interest in history, a feature recognized by astrological
authorities for at least two hundred years. If they go in for a business career their shrewdness and analytical ingenuity
could tempt them into dishonesty, though they usually have enough moral sense to resist temptation. Female Virgoans may find
a career in fashion, for they have a flair for dress, in which they can be trend setters. In any profession they choose the
natives of this sign readily assimilate new ideas, but always with caution, conserving what they consider worth keeping from
the past. They love country life but are unlikely to make good farmers, unless they can contrive to carry out their work without
outraging their sense of hygiene and cleanliness.
Their faults, as is usual with all zodiacal types, are the extremes of their virtues. Fastidious reticence and modesty
become old-maidishness and persnicketiness; balanced criticism becomes carping and nagging; and concern for detail becomes
overspecialization. Virgoans are liable to indecision in wider issues and this can become chronic, turning molehills of minor
difficulties into Himalayas of crisis. Their prudence can become guile and their carefulness, turned in on themselves, can
produce worriers and hypochondriacs.
Libra is the only inanimate sign of the zodiac, all the others representing either humans or animals. Many modern astrologers
regard it as the most desirable of zodiacal types because it represents the zenith of the year, the high point of the seasons,
when the harvest of all the hard work of the spring is reaped. There is a mellowness and sense of relaxation in the air as
mankind enjoys the last of the summer sun and the fruits of his toil. Librans too are among the most civilized of the twelve
zodiacal characters and are often good looking. They have elegance, charm and good taste, are naturally kind, very gentle,
and lovers of beauty, harmony (both in music and social living) and the pleasures that these bring.
They have good critical faculty and are able to stand back and look impartially at matters which call for an impartial
judgment to be made on them. But they do not tolerate argument from anyone who challenges their opinions, for once they have
reached a conclusion, its truth seems to them self-evident; and among their faults is an impatience of criticism and a greed
for approval. But their characters are on the whole balanced, diplomatic and even tempered.
Librans are sensitive to the needs of others and have the gift, sometimes to an almost psychic extent, of understanding
the emotional needs of their companions and meeting them with their own innate optimism - they are the kind of people of whom
it is said, "They always make you feel better for having been with them." They are very social human beings. They loathe cruelty,
viciousness and vulgarity and detest conflict between people, so they do their best to cooperate and compromise with everyone
around them, and their ideal for their own circle and for society as a whole is unity.
Their cast of mind is artistic rather than intellectual, though they are usually too moderate and well balanced to be avant
garde in any artistic endeavor. They have good perception and observation and their critical ability, with which they
are able to view their own efforts as well as those of others, gives their work integrity.
In their personal relationships they show understanding of the other person's point of view, trying to resolve any differences
by compromise, and are often willing to allow claims against themselves to be settled to their own disadvantage rather than
spoil a relationship. They like the opposite sex to the extent of promiscuity sometimes, and may indulge in romanticism bordering
on sentimentality. Their marriages, however, stand a good chance of success because they are frequently the union of "true
minds". The Libran's continuing kindness toward his or her partner mollifies any hurt the latter may feel if the two have
had a tiff. Nor can the Libran's spouse often complain that he or she is not understood, for the Libran is usually the most
empathetic of all the zodiacal types and the most ready to tolerate the beloved's failings.
Scorpios are the most intense, profound, powerful characters
in the zodiac. Even when they appear self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the
placid exterior. They are like the volcano not far under the surface of a calm sea, it may burst into eruption at any moment.
But those of us who are particularly perceptive will be aware of the harnessed aggression, the immense forcefulness, magnetic
intensity, and often strangely hypnotic personality under the tranquil, but watchful composure of Scorpio. In conventional
social gatherings they are pleasant to be with, thoughtful in conversation, dignified, and reserved, yet affable and courteous;
they sometimes possess penetrating eyes which make their shyer companions feel naked and defenseless before them.
In their everyday behavior they give the appearance
of being withdrawn from the center of activity, yet those who know them will recognize the watchfulness that is part of their
character. They need great self-discipline, because they are able to recognize the qualities in themselves that make them
different from other humans, and to know their utterly conventional natures can be used for great good, or great evil. Their
tenacity and willpower are immense, their depth of character and passionate conviction overwhelming, yet they are deeply sensitive
and easily moved by their emotions. Their sensitivity, together with a propensity for extreme likes and dislikes make them
easily hurt, quick to detect insult or injury to themselves (often when none is intended) and easily aroused to ferocious
anger. This may express itself in such destructive speech or action that they make lifelong enemies by their outspokenness,
for they find it difficult not to be overly critical of anything or anyone to whom they take a dislike.
They can harness their abundant energy constructively,
tempering their self-confidence with shrewdness and their ambition with magnanimity toward others provided they like them.
They relate to fellow workers only as leaders and can be blunt to those they dislike to the point of cruelty. In fact they
are not above expressing vindictiveness in deliberate cruelty. They are too demanding, too unforgiving of faults in others,
perhaps because they are not aware of the shortcomings within themselves, and extravagantly express their self-disgust in
unreasonable resentment against their fellows. They do, however, make excellent friends, provided that their companions do
nothing to impugn the honor of which Scorpios are very jealous. Part of the negative side of the Scorpio nature is a tendency
to discard friends once they cease to be useful, but the decent native is aware of, and fights this tendency.
They are fortunate in that their strong reasoning powers
are tempered with imagination and intuition, and these gifts, together with critical perception and analytical capacity, can
enable the Scorpions to penetrate to profundities beyond the average. They have a better chance of becoming geniuses than
the natives of any other sign.But charismatic "twice-born" characters such as they can sink into the extremes of depravity
if they take the wrong path, and the intensity of their nature exaggerates their harmful tendencies into vices far greater
than the normal. Rebelliousness against all conventions, political extremism to the point where hatred of the Establishment
makes them utterly unscrupulous terrorists. Brooding resentment, aggressive and sadistic brutality, total arrogance, morbid
jealousy, extreme volatility of temperament, these are some of their vices. At the other extreme is the procrastinator, the
man or woman who is capable of so much that they do nothing and become indolent and self-indulgent, requiring extravagant
praise and flattery from those whom they make their cronies.
Being so gifted, they can find fulfillment in many employments.
Their inner intensity can result in the ice-cold self-control and detachment of the surgeon, the concentration of the research
scientist, and the heroism of the soldier. Any profession in which analysis, investigation, research, dealing with practicalities,
and the solving of mysteries are relevant, can appeal to them. So police and detective work, espionage and counterespionage,
the law, physics or psychology may attract them, and they can become masters of the written and spoken word. They may be most
persuasive orators and find fulfillment as diplomats or preachers and, if they make the Church their profession, their inner
intensity can express itself in the spiritual fervor of the mystic or the thaumaturgy.
Scorpio is the symbol of sex and Scorpios
are passionate lovers, the most sensually energetic of all the signs. For them, union with the beloved is a sacrament, an
"outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.". Their overriding urge in loving is to use their power to penetrate
beyond themselves and to lose themselves sexually in their partners in an almost mystical ecstasy, thus discovering the meaning
of that union which is greater than individuality, and is a marriage of the spirit as well as of flesh. They are thus capable
of the greatest heights of passionate transport, but debauchery and perversion are always dangers, and Scorpios can become
sadistic monsters of sensuality and eroticism. Their feelings are so intense that even when their love is of the highest,
and most idealistic kind, they are nevertheless frequently protagonists in tragic, even violent romances, "star-crossed lovers".
Sagittarians have a positive outlook on life, are full of enterprise, energy, versatility, adventurousness
and eagerness to extend experience beyond the physically familiar. They enjoy travelling and exploration, the more so because
their minds are constantly open to new dimensions of thought. They are basically ambitious and optimistic, and continue to
be so even when their hopes are dashed. Their strongly idealistic natures can also suffer many disappointments without being
affected. They are honorable, honest, trustworthy, truthful, generous and sincere, with a passion for justice. They are usually
on the side of the underdog in society they will fight for any cause they believe to be just, and are prepared to be rebellious.
They balance loyalty with independence.
Sagittarians are usually modest and are often religious, with a strong sense of morality, though
they tend to overemphasize the ethical codes they follow and worship beliefs about God rather than God Himself. This means
that, negatively, they regard rigid, unloving, intolerant adherence to ritual and conventional codes as more important than
the truths they symbolize or embody. They sometimes pay lip service to religions and political parties in which they have
ceased to believe because the outward forms satisfy them, yet they may not hesitate to switch allegiance in politics or change
their system of belief if they see personal advantage to themselves in doing so.
They have both profound and widely ranging minds, equipped with foresight and good judgement,
and they can be witty conversationalists. They love to initiate new projects (they make excellent researchers) and have an
urge to understand conceptions that are new to them. they think rapidly, are intuitive and often original, but are better
at adapting than inventing and are at their best when working with colleagues of other types of character that compliment
their own. They are strong-willed and good at organizing, a combination that gives them the ability to bring any project they
undertake to a successful conclusion. Their generosity can be balanced by their extreme care at handling their resources.
Sagittarians are ardent, sincere and straightforward in love, normally conventional and in control
of their sexual natures. Yet if thwarted, they may easily allow their failure to embitter their whole lives or they may revenge
themselves upon the opposite sex by becoming cynically promiscuous. They are more apt then the average to make an uncongenial
alliance. If their marriages are successful, they will be faithful spouses and indulgent parents; but their innate restlessness
will inspire them to use even the most satisfying ménage as a base from which to set out on their travels. They need to fell
free and are often faced with the choice of allowing their careers to take over their lives at the expense of the love of
their spouse and family. Sagittarian women are the counterparts of their men; even if they have no career to rival their love,
they find it difficult to express affection and may run the risk of being thought frigid.
In other personal relationships they are reliable, seldom betraying any trust given to them.
They can, however, be impulsively angry and both male and female Sagittarians know how to be outspoken and exactly what expressions
will hurt their adversaries most. On the other hand they are magnanimous in forgiving offenses and are responsible when looking
after the elderly in the family.
Their gifts fit Sagittarians for a number of widely differing professions. They are natural
teachers and philosophers with a talent for expounding the moral principles and laws which seem to explain the universe. This
gift enables them to be successful churchmen on the one hand and scientists on the other. The law and politics also suit them,
as does public service, social administration, public relations and advertising. Travel and exploration naturally appeal to
such restless souls and, if their opportunities are limited, they may find something of travel and change of scene in the
armed forces or through working as a travelling salesman. Others may make fine musicians and, in the days before automobiles,
they were said to be successful at horse trading and all activities, including sporting ones, concerning horses. This has
been translated in modern terms into an interest in cars and aircraft - and again with emphasis on the sporting side racing,
rallying etc. They are said to make good sports coaches, but their tastes in this direction may lead them into imprudent gambling,
though the gambling instinct may be sublimated by carrying it out professionally as a bookmaker.
The vices to which Sagittarians are prone are anger they tend to flare up over trifles; impatience
- they want to rush every new project through immediately and demand too much of colleagues who cannot work at the pace they
require; and scorn of the inadequacies of others while expecting fulsome recognition of their own efforts. They may in one
sense deserve recognition, because in completing a major project they will sacrifice their health and family relationships;
in their family's eyes they may merit condemnation.
They can be exacting, domineering and inconsiderate in the work place; and boastful, vulgar
and extravagant in their private lives. Their restlessness, if excessive, can jeopardize more than their own stability. some
Sagittarians risk becoming playboys, wasting their lives away in frivolous pursuits. Others can develop a moralizing, religious
fanaticism or else turn into hypocrites, their inner prudishness disguised by an outward appearance of joviality. Another
side of the religiosity which is a danger in Sagittarians is superstition.
Capricorn is one of the most stable and (mostly) serious of the zodiacal types. These independent,
rocklike characters have many sterling qualities. They are normally confident, strong willed and calm. These hardworking,
unemotional, shrewd, practical, responsible, persevering, and cautious to the extreme persons, are capable of persisting for
as long as is necessary to accomplish a goal they have set for themselves. They are reliable workers in almost any profession
they undertake. They are the major finishers of most projects started by the 'pioneering' signs; with firm stick-to-it-ness
they quickly become the backbone of any company they work for.
Capricornians make of themselves, resourceful, determined managers; setting high standards for themselves
and others. They strive always for honesty in their criticism of self, they respect discipline from above and demand it from
those beneath them. In their methodical, tough, stubborn, unyielding way, they persist against personal hardship, putting
their families and/or their work before their own needs and welfare to reach their objectives long after others have given
up and fallen by the wayside. In fact when practical ability allied with the drive of ambition are required in employees to
make a project succeed, Capricornians are the people to hire. They plan carefully to fulfill their ambitions (which often
include becoming wealthy), they are economical without meanness, and able to achieve great results with minimum effort and
expense. Because of their organizing ability they are able to work on several projects simultaneously.
They have a great respect for authority but may not, if they reach high rank, be willing to listen
to other opinions on things they are directly responsible for. As the ranking authority figure in a given situation they expect
their underlings to be as self disciplined as they themselves are, and to perform every task undertaken to the highest standard.
They are, nevertheless, fair as well as demanding. Among their equals they are not always the most pleasant of work fellows
for they are reserved and too conservative, valuing tradition more than innovation, however valuable the latter, and they
are often humorless. There is also a tendency to pessimism, melancholy and even unhappiness which many Capricornians are unable
to keep to themselves, especially if they fail personally. In the extreme this trait can make them a very depressed individual;
ecstatic happiness alternating with the most wretched kind of misery which is so subconsciously buried that he or she should
seek help if such emotions become frequent. For the above reason, capable Capricorn should spend many hours in meditation,
gathering the strength to control such inner emotions.
The swings in mood are not the only reason some Capricornians deserve the adjective based on their
name - capricious. They can be surprisingly and suddenly witty and subtle for the quiet, reserved individuals they seem to
be, and they also have a tendency to ruin things by unexpected and utterly irresponsible bouts of flippancy. In certain individuals
in whom the characteristic is strong, the temptation to do this has to be resisted with iron self-control. Another unexpected
quality in some Capricornians is an interest in the occult which persists in spite of their naturally skeptical turn of mind.
Their intellects are sometimes very subtle. They think profoundly and deeply, throughly exploring all
possibilities before deciding on a 'safe' alternative. They have good memories and an insatiable yet methodical desire for
knowledge. They are rational, logical and clearheaded, have good concentration, delight in debate in which they can show off
their cleverness by luring their adversaries into traps and confounding them with logic.
In their personal relationships they are often ill-at-ease, if not downright unhappy. They are somewhat
self-centered but not excessively so, wary and cautious around people they do not know very well, preferring not to meddle
with others and in turn not to allow interference with themselves, thus they tend to attract people who do not understand
them. Casual acquaintances they will treat with diplomacy, tact and, above all, reticence. They make few good friends but
are intensely loyal to those they do make, and they can become bitter, and powerful enemies. They sometimes dislike the opposite
sex and test the waters of affection gingerly before judging the temperature right for marriage. Once married, however, they
are faithful, though inclined to jealousy. Most Capricornians marry for life.
Their occupations can include most professions that have to do with math or money and they are strongly
attracted to music. They can be economists, financiers, bankers, speculators, contractors, managers and real estate brokers.
They excel as bureaucrats, especially where projects demanding long-term planning and working are concerned, and their skill
in debate and love of dialectic make them good politicians. They are excellent teachers, especially as principals of educational
establishments where they have the authority to manage and organize without too much intimacy with the staff members. If working
with their hands, they can become practical scientists, engineers, farmers and builders. The wit and flippancy which is characteristic
of certain Capricornians may make some turn to entertainment as a career.
Aquarians basically possess strong and attractive personalities. They fall into two principle types:
one shy, sensitive, gentle and patient; the other exuberant, lively and exhibitionist, sometimes hiding the considerable depths
of their character under a cloak of frivolity. Both types are strong willed and forceful in their different ways and have
strong convictions, though as they seek truth above all things, they are usually honest enough to change their opinions, however
firmly held, if evidence comes to light which persuades them that they have been mistaken. They have a breadth of vision that
brings diverse factors into a whole, and can see both sides of an argument without shilly-shallying as to which side to take.
Consequently they are unprejudiced and tolerant of other points of view. This is because they can see the validity of the
argument, even if they do not accept it themselves. They obey the Quaker exhortation to "Be open to truth, from whatever source
it comes," and are prepared to learn from everyone.
Both types are humane, frank, serious minded, genial, refined, sometimes ethereal, and idealistic,
though this last quality is tempered with a sensible practicality. They are quick, active and persevering without being self-assertive,
and express themselves with reason, moderation and sometimes, a dry humor.
They are nearly always intelligent, concise, clear and logical. Many are strongly imaginative and psychically
intuitive, so that the Age of Aquarius, which is about to begin, is much anticipated by psychic circles as an age in which
mankind will experience a great spiritual awakening. The Aquarian philosophical and spiritual bent may be dangerous in that
it can drive the subjects into an ivory-tower existence where they meditate on abstractions that bear little relevance to
life. On the other hand it can help the many who have scientific leanings to combine these with the Aquarian yearning for
the universal recognition of the brotherhood of man, and to embark on scientific research to fulfill their philanthropic ideals
of benefiting mankind. When some cause or work of this nature inspires them, they are capable of such devotion to it that
they may drive themselves to the point of exhaustion and even risk injuring their health.
Both types need to retire from the world at times and to become temporary loners. They appreciate opportunities
for meditation or, if they are religious, of retreats. Even in company they are fiercely independent, refusing to follow the
crowd. They dislike interference by others, however helpfully intended, and will accept it only on their own terms. Normally
they have good taste in drama, music and art, and are also gifted in the arts, especially drama.
In spite of the often intensely magnetic, forthcoming and open personality of the more extrovert kind
of Aquarian, and of their desire to help humanity, neither type makes friends easily. They sometimes appear to condescend
to others and take too little trouble to cultivate the acquaintance of people who do not particularly appeal to them. They
do not give themselves easily - perhaps their judgment of human nature is too good for that - and are sometimes accounted
cold. But once they decide that someone is worthy of their friendship or love, they can exert an almost hypnotic and irresistible
mental attraction on them and will themselves become tenacious friends or lovers, ready to sacrifice everything for their
partners and be faithful to them for life. However, they are sometimes disappointed emotionally because their own high personal
ideals cause them to demand more of others than is reasonable. And if they are deceived their anger is terrible. If disillusioned,
they do not forgive.
Aquarians work best in group projects, provided that they are recognized as having a leading part in
them. They have a feeling of unity with nature and a desire for knowledge and truth that makes them admirable scientists,
especially astronomers and natural historians. They may excel in photography, radiography, electronics - anything connected
with the electrical and radio industries - aviation and everything technical. On the arts and humanities side their progressive
tendencies can be expressed in writing, especially poetry, and broadcasting, or as welfare workers and teachers. Some have
gifts as entertainers and make good character actors (having an ability to mimic) and musicians. The more psychic among them
possess healing gifts, especially in curing the mentally sick.
Among the faults to which they are liable are fanatical eccentricity, wayward egotism, excessive detachment
and an inclination to retreat from life and society, and a tendency to be extremely dogmatic in their opinions. Aquarians
can be a threat to all they survey or a great boon for humanity in general. Circumstances - for example, continuous opposition
to a cause they hold dear - may cause the atrophy of the openness of mind that is one of the Aquarian's most attractive traits.
They may express a lack of integrity in broken promises, secretiveness or cunning. Simmering anger and resentment, rudeness
or, worse, a tense, threatening silence which may suddenly burst out in eruptions of extreme temper, these are all part of
the negative side of the Aquarian. This can also reveal itself in a sustained hatred for enemies that is capable of enlarging
itself into a misanthropy toward the whole of mankind.
Pisceans possess a gentle, patient, malleable nature. They have many generous qualities and are friendly,
good natured, kind and compassionate, sensitive to the feelings of those around them, and respond with the utmost sympathy
and tact to any suffering they encounter. They are deservedly popular with all kinds of people, partly because their easygoing,
affectionate, submissive natures offer no threat or challenge to stronger and more exuberant characters. They accept the people
around them and the circumstances in which they find themselves rather than trying to adapt them to suit themselves, and they
patiently wait for problems to sort themselves out rather than take the initiative in solving them. They are more readily
concerned with the problems of others than with their own.
Their natures tend to be too otherworldly for the practical purposes of living in this world as it
is. They sometimes exist emotionally rather than rationally, instinctively more than intellectually (depending on how they
are aspected). They long to be recognized as greatly creative. They also dislike disciple and confinement. The nine-to-five
life is not for them. Any rebellion they make against convention is personal, however, as they often times do not have the
energy or motivation to battle against the Establishment.
Pisceans tend to withdraw into a dream world where their qualities can bring mental satisfaction and
sometimes, fame and financial reward for they are extremely gifted artistically. They are also versatile and intuitive, have
quick understanding, observe and listen well, and are receptive to new ideas and atmospheres. All these factors can combine
to produce remarkable creativity in literature, music and art. They may count among their gifts mediumistic qualities which
can give them a feeling that their best work comes from outside themselves, "Whispered beyond the misted curtains, screening
this world from that." Even when they cannot express themselves creatively they have a greater than average instinct for,
and love of, beauty in art and nature, a catlike appreciation of luxury and pleasure, and a yearning for new sensations and
travel to remote, exotic places.
They are never egotistical in their personal relationships and give more than they ask from their friends.
They are sexually delicate, in the extreme almost asexual, and most Pisceans would want a relationship in which the partner's
mind and spirit rather than the body resonated with their own. Unfortunately they can be easily misled by a lover who courts
them delicately and in marriage makes them unhappy by a coarser sexuality than they expected. They are nevertheless intensely
loyal and home-loving and will remain faithful.
In their employment they are better working either by themselves or in subordinate positions. Their
talents are individual in a commercial business or similar undertaking. They would be afraid to manage more than a small department,
worrying always that they would fail in a crisis. They can make fair secretaries and bookkeepers. Their sympathy equips them
for work in charities catering for the needy, as nurses looking after the sick and as veterinary surgeons caring for animals.
As librarians or astronomers they can satisfy their mental wanderlust, and their fondness for "faraway places with strange-sounding
names" may turn them into sailors or travellers. Many architects and lawyers are Pisceans, and when the creative abilities
are combined with gifts of imitation and the ability to enter into the feelings of others, Pisceans find their fulfillment
on the stage. Their psychic and spiritual qualities can lead them into careers in the church or as mediums and mystics. They
may find an outlet for their creativity as caterers, and are said to make good detectives because they can imagine themselves
in the place of criminals and understand how their minds would work. In technical occupations they are well employed in dealing
with anaesthetics, fluids, gases and plastics. Because of their lively versatility and inability to concentrate overmuch on
any one project, Pisceans often simultaneously follow more than one occupation.