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Douglas Parker, a professional astrologer since 1981, welcomes you to his website. Though the star sign under which you were born is important, it is only explains part of the way in which you behave. The astrology sign in which the Sun was when you were born is called your star sign, sun sign or zodiac sign. However, your horoscope is actually much more complex than this. It actually shows where TEN Planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) and FOUR Personal Points (the Ascendant, Midheaven (Career), Vertex and Node) were at your birth. The planets have special meanings, as do the TWELVE houses. And each Planet or Personal point behaves differently, and has a different energy, in each house. The aspects, or angles (
0, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120, 135, 150 and 180 degrees) between the different Planets and Personal Points in your horoscope further colour the way in which you behave.

The twelve Star Signs as we know them derive from the astrological Zodiac which comprises twelve constellations of stars which lay 8-9 degrees to either side of the Sun’s ecliptic (apparent path through the sky). We know them as Aries (begins 21 Mar), Taurus (begins 21 Apr), Gemini (begins 22 May), Cancer (begins 22 June), Leo (begins 24 July), Virgo (begins 24 Aug), Libra (begins 24 Sept), Scorpio (begins 24 Oct), Sagittarius (begins 23 Nov), Capricorn (begins 23 Dec), Aquarius (begins  21 Jan) and Pisces (begins 20 Feb).


ARIES the Ram. The zodiac sign ruled by Mars the god of war. Adventurous, impulsive (pushy), energetic, enthusiastic quick-witted, confident, pioneering, courageous, quick-tempered, daredevil, restless, argumentative.
TAURUS the Bull. The zodiac sign ruled by Venus, the goddess of love. Patient, practical, reliable, stubborn (try moving a 2 ton bull who doesn’t want to move!), financial security is most important, cautious, inflexible, fixed, self-indulgent, greedy, gluttony.
GEMINI the Twins
. The sign the Zodiac ruled by Mercury the messenger of the Gods. Talkative, adaptable, spontaneous, communicative, versatile, nervous, mentally active, flirtatious, inconsistent, youthful, inquisitive.
CANCER the Crab. The sign the Zodiac ruled by the Moon. Emotional, defensive, intuitive, domestic, homely, family is everything, maternal, never admits a relationship will end, instinctive, possessive, cautious, moody, changeable, clinging.
LEO the Lion
. The sign the Zodiac ruled by the Sun. Dramatic, autocratic, energetic, impressive (just ask them!), proud, spontaneous, assertive, broad-minded, generous, bossy, dogmatic, patronizing.
VIRGO the Virgin
. The sign the Zodiac ruled by Mercury. Over critical, analytical, practical, logical, tidy, hygienic, diligent, meticulous, perfectionist, shy, conservative.
LIBRA the Scales
. The sign of the Zodiac ruled by Venus. Indecisive, diplomatic, frivolous, affectionate, romantic, charming, compromising, peaceable, flirtatious, self-indulgent.
SCORPIO the Scorpion
. The sign of the Zodiac ruled by Pluto. Intense, fanatical, secretive, emotional, possessive, jealous, stubborn, regenerative, suspicious, argumentative, penetrating, magnetic, forceful, controlling, obsessive.
. The sign of the Zodiac ruled by Jupiter. Optimistic, idealistic, freedom-loving, adventurous, extravagant, nature-loving, love of outdoors, tactless, superficial, irresponsible.
CAPRICORN the Goat. The sign of the Zodiac ruled by Saturn. Ambitious, perseverance, hard-working, enterprising, conservative, disciplined, practical, patient, industrious, reserved, pessimistic, miserly.
AQUARIUS the Water-carrier
. The sign of the Zodiac ruled by Uranus. Detached, eccentric, inventive, reformative, intelligent, idealistic, unconventional, progressive, dogmatic, original, a space-person, humanitarian, unpredictable.
PISCES the Fish. The sign of the Zodiac ruled by Neptune. Emotional, imaginative, impressionable, creative, secretive, receptive, indecisive, inhibited, sympathetic, humanitarian, selfless, idealistic, vague, weak-willed, easily led.


The Sun rules: the spirit, the ego, the male, authority, the will to live, the urge to rule, willpower, the conscious, dignity, figures in power, the spirit .  
MOON   The Moon rules: the emotional response, female, fertility, the wife, the family, the nation, the subconscious, memory, sensitivity, changeable, hereditary qualities.
MERCURY   Mercury rules: communication, awareness, thought, the nerves, the messenger (of the Gods), observation, speed, logic, intellect, dexterity, speech, reason.
Venus rules: love, the arts, affection, physical attraction, beauty, money, luxury, pleasure, peace, vanity, gluttony.
   Mars rules: energy, courage, war, the sex urge, aggression, ruthlessness, the muscles, action, strength, incisiveness, enjoying work and fighting. JUPITER   Jupiter rules: expansion on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, travel, optimism, generosity, extravagance, justice, religion, philosophy, higher education.
   Saturn rules: discipline, tradition, constriction, the father, the law, responsibility, separation, solitude, the past, patience, solidity.
   Uranus rules: freedom, revolution, rebellion, sudden change, independence, the erratic and unconventional, eccentricity, brilliance, originality, science, detachment.
   Neptune rules: formlessness, drugs, imagination, fantasy, receptivity, compassion, delusion, deceit, illusion, idealism, music, poetry, mysticism, martyrdom, the intangible, obligation, imagination, theft, fraud.
   Pluto rules: regeneration, force majeure, the collective unconsciousness, obsession, reproduction, elimination, brutality, dictatorship, beginnings and endings, passion, birth, death, rebirth, criminality, sainthood, research, propagandists.
   The Moon’s Node rules: karmic relationships, blood-ties, alliances, associations, meetings, personal involvements.
   The Ascendant rules: the personality, the environmental factors of the individual. It is the zodiac sign rising on the eastern horizon at one’s time of birth. It is the way someone is seen by the outside world.
   The Midheaven rules: the aim in life, ambition, the profession.

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