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
Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto)
and FOUR Personal Points (the Ascendant, Midheaven (Career), Vertex and
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.
twelve Star Signs as we know them derive from the astrological Zodiac
which comprises twelve
stars which lay 8-9degrees to either side of the Sun’s
path through the sky). We know them as Aries (begins 21 Mar), Taurus
Apr), Gemini (begins 22 May), Cancer (begins 22 June), Leo (begins 24
Virgo (begins 24 Aug), Libra (begins 24 Sept), Scorpio (begins 24 Oct),
Sagittarius (begins 23 Nov), Capricorn (begins 23 Dec), Aquarius (begins21 Jan) and Pisces (begins 20 Feb).
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH STAR SIGN
ARIES the Ram.
zodiac sign ruled by Mars the god of war. Adventurous, impulsive
(pushy), energetic, enthusiastic
quick-witted, confident, pioneering, courageous, quick-tempered,
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,
GEMINI the Twins.
The sign the Zodiac ruled by Mercury the messenger of the Gods. Talkative,
adaptable, spontaneous, communicative, versatile, nervous, mentally
flirtatious, inconsistent, youthful, inquisitive. CANCER the Crab.
The sign the Zodiac ruled by the Moon. Emotional,
defensive, intuitive, domestic, homely, family is everything, maternal,
admits a relationship will end, instinctive, possessive, cautious,
LEO the Lion.
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,
suspicious, argumentative, penetrating, magnetic, forceful,
SAGITTARIUS the Archer.
The sign of the Zodiac ruled by Jupiter. Optimistic,
idealistic, freedom-loving, adventurous, extravagant, nature-loving,
outdoors, tactless, superficial, irresponsible. CAPRICORN the Goat.
The sign of the Zodiac ruled by Saturn. Ambitious, perseverance,
hard-working, enterprising, conservative, disciplined, practical,
industrious, reserved, pessimistic, miserly.
AQUARIUS the Water-carrier. The sign of the Zodiac ruled by Uranus.
eccentric, inventive, reformative, intelligent, idealistic,
progressive, dogmatic, original, a space-person, humanitarian,
sign of the Zodiac ruled by Neptune.Emotional,
imaginative, impressionable, creative, secretive, receptive,
inhibited, sympathetic, humanitarian, selfless, idealistic, vague,
ASTROLOGICAL MEANINGS OF THE PLANETS
the spirit, the ego, the male,
authority, the will to live, the urge to rule, willpower, the
dignity, figures in power, the spirit . MOONThe Moon rules:
the emotional response,
female, fertility, the wife, the family, the nation, the subconscious,
sensitivity, changeable, hereditary qualities. MERCURYMercury
rules: communication, awareness, thought, the nerves, the messenger (of
Gods), observation, speed, logic, intellect, dexterity, speech, reason.
VENUSVenus rules: love, the
arts, affection, physical
attraction, beauty, money, luxury, pleasure, peace, vanity, gluttony.
MARSMars rules: energy,
courage, war, the sex
urge, aggression, ruthlessness, the muscles, action, strength,
enjoying work and fighting. JUPITERJupiter
rules: expansion on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and
travel, optimism, generosity, extravagance, justice, religion,
SATURNSaturn rules: discipline,
constriction, the father, the law, responsibility, separation,
past, patience, solidity.
URANUSUranus rules: freedom,
rebellion, sudden change, independence, the erratic and unconventional,
eccentricity, brilliance, originality, science, detachment.
rules: formlessness, drugs, imagination, fantasy, receptivity,
delusion, deceit, illusion, idealism, music, poetry, mysticism,
intangible, obligation, imagination, theft, fraud.
PLUTOPluto rules: regeneration,
the collective unconsciousness, obsession, reproduction, elimination,
brutality, dictatorship, beginnings and endings, passion, birth, death,
rebirth, criminality, sainthood, research, propagandists.
MOON’S NODEThe Moon’s Node
rules: karmic relationships,
blood-ties, alliances, associations, meetings, personal involvements.
ASCENDANTThe Ascendant rules:
the personality, the
environmental factors of the individual. It is the zodiac sign rising
eastern horizon at one’s time of birth. It is the way someone is seen
MIDHEAVENThe Midheaven rules:
the aim in life,
ambition, the profession.