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Pisces – The most adaptable of the zodiac; compassionate; imaginative; sensitive; self-less; other-worldly; intuitive; big-picture; dreams; mystical

12th House – The house of endings and what is unseen, what is sacrificed and put aside

Quality: Mutable

Element: Water

Cycle: Universal

Charge: Negative / Feminine

Motto:  I Believe

Planet: Neptune

Symbol/s: Fish

Colour/s: Sea-blue; Sea-green; lavendar; white;

Flower/s: Violets; Water Lily; White Poppy; Lotus

Birth/Gemstones: Amethyst; Aquamarine; Moonstone

Metal: Platinum

Body Part/s: Feet; Immune System; Lymphatic System

The water form of Pisces is the ocean

Positive Traits:

Shy; romantic; imaginative; sensitive; other-worldly; understanding; compassionate; dreamy; trustworthy; idealistic; intuitive; sympathetic; kind; empathy; spiritual; artistic; undescriminating; visionary; passive; inspirational; accepting

Negative Traits:

Unrealistic; impractical; aloof; easily led; secretive; vague; escapist; idealistic; gullible; neglectful; lazy; illusory; distracted; detached


Romance; nature; ambient music; mystical settings; freedom; privacy; poetry; art; music; food of all kinds; candles; incense; water; being loved/wanted;


Bright, noisy, crowded places; dirty, ugly garish objects; the wrong people; tight spaces; authority; revealing private life;

In General:

“You are a modest and self-sacrificing person, searching tirelessly for what can make life truly meaningful and fulfilling. You need to believe in something, and you’re perfectly willing to spend a lifetime finding it. During this search, you don’t hesitate to make significant personal sacrifices, even when others would say that they are pointless or just too much. You are definitely more of a follower than a leader, and you can find it in you to adapt to almost any circumstance, and to compromise enough to do fine together with almost any other person. But you have your quest, which is so hard to complete, so you often find yourself giving up what you have, to move on. Maybe next time you find what you’re looking for. In the meantime, it happens that people take advantage of you, because of your willingness to comply, but it rarely hurts you. You are aware of it, and don’t mind paying that price.”



January 26 2009 – February 14 2010: Earth Ox

The Ox is thought to be the sign of prosperity through fortitude and hard work. The Ox is a power sign, like the Rat, Snake, Dragon, Tiger, and Monkey. They’re quite dependable and possess an innate ability to achieve great things. As one might guess, such people are dependable, calm, and modest. Like their animal namesake, the Ox is unswervingly patient, tireless in their work, and capable of enduring any amount of hardship without complaint.

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress” – Barack Obama; Year of the Ox


Zodiac location: 2nd

Trine: Second

Fixed Element: Water

Ruling hours: 1 – 3am

Direction: North-east

Season & month: Winter

Gemstone: Onyx

Colours: Yellow; Blue

Western sign equivalent: Capricorn

Polarity: Yin / Feminine

Positive Traits:

Dependable; calm; methodical; patient; hardworking; ambitious; conventional; steady; modest; logical; resolute; tenacious

Negative Traits:

Stubborn; narrow-minded; materialistic; rigid; quick tempered;

Second Trine:

“The second trine consists of the Ox, Snake, and Rooster. These three soul mates conquer life through endurance, application, and slow accumulation of energy. Although each sign is fixed and rigid in opinions and views, they are genius in the art of meticulous planning. They are hardworking, discreet, modest, industrious, charitable, loyal, punctual, philosophical, patient, and good-hearted individuals with high moral standards. They can also be self-righteous, vain, critical, judgmental, myopic, narrow-minded, and petty.”

Element: Earth

“The earth person is functional, practical, solid, reliable, organized and methodical. They have good deductive powers and are able to show foresight and planning. They make effective administrators and are wise and prudent in finance. They are intelligent, objective, persistent, disciplined and responsible. However, they can also be unimaginative, over-protective, and pessimistic. The direction associated with Earth is the Centre. Some Chinese astrologers associate Earth with late summer. “

In General:

“Ox people, according to tradition, need peace and quiet to work through their ideas, and when they have set their mind on something it is hard for them to be convinced otherwise. An Ox person has a very logical mind and is extremely systematic in whatever they do, though they have a tremendous imagination and an unparalleled appreciation for beauty. These people speak little but are extremely intelligent. When necessary, they are articulate and eloquent.
Traditionally, people born under the influence of the Ox are thought to be kind, caring souls, logical, positive, filled with common sense and with their feet firmly planted on the ground. Security is their main preoccupation in life, and they are prepared to toil long and hard in order to provide a warm, comfortable and stable nest for themselves and their families. Strong-minded, stubborn, individualistic, the majority are highly intelligent individuals who don’t take kindly to being told what to do.

The Ox, it is thought, works hard, patiently, and methodically, with original intelligence and reflective thought. These people enjoy helping others. Behind this tenacious, laboring, and self-sacrificing exterior lies an active mind.

The Ox, according to tradition, is not extravagant, and a modern interpretation of this is that the thought of living off credit cards or being in debt makes them nervous. The possibility of taking a serious risk could cause the Ox sleepless nights.

Ox people are truthful and sincere, and the idea of wheeling and dealing in a competitive world is distasteful to them. They are rarely driven by the prospect of financial gain. These people are always welcome in small gatherings because of their humble composure and reverent nature towards the host. They are reputed to be the most beautiful of face in the zodiac. They have many friends, who appreciate the fact that the Ox people are wary of new trends, although every now and then they can be encouraged to try something new. People born in the year of the Ox make wonderful parents and teachers of children.

It is important to remember that the Ox people are sociable and relaxed when they feel secure, but occasionally a dark cloud looms over such people and they engage all the trials of the whole world and seek solutions for them.”


Aquarius – The most unique of the zodiac; unconventional; original; rebellious; perservering; contemplation; logical; factual; focused mind

11th House – The house of humanitarian ideals and all-encompassing perspectives

Quality: Fixed

Element: Air

Cycle: Transpersonal

Charge: Positive / Masculine

Motto: I Know

Planet: Uranus

Symbols: Water Bearer

Colours: Electric Blue; Turquoise

Flowers: Orchid

Birth/Gemstones: Amethyst; Garnet

Metal: Aluminium

Body: Circulatory system; Calves; Achilles heel; Ankles; Shins

The air form of aquarius is a still cold winters night

Positive Traits:

Friendly; humanitarian; open; honest; original; inventive; independent; intellectual; focused mind; humane; ethereal; sensibly idealistic; refined; genial; frank; serious-minded; intellegent; clear; concise; logical;

Negative Traits:

Contrary; perverse; unpredictable; unemotional; detached; eccentricity; egotism; dogmatism; lack of integrity; rudeness; resentfulness; cunning; secretive; burst of extreme temper


Friendship; freedom; intellectual stimulation; camaraderie; surprises; companionship;  feeling understood; emotional safety


Jealousy; possessiveness; control; ego plays; narrow-mindedness; being ridiculed; routines; fighting; inequality; being taken forgranted; being understood

In General:

“You are a thoughtful and contemplative person, striving to understand things around you, no matter how difficult that might be. You take nothing for granted, and you don’t just adapt to what seems to be expected of you. You want to find your own way, do things the way you yourself think is the best. That leads to many quite original conclusions and habits. Since you don’t follow any trends, you have a behavior that is rather unconventional, sometimes even odd in the eyes of others. But it makes sense to you, and that’s what matters. You would not dream of living in a certain way, just because everyone else is.”


Capricorn – The tenth and most ambitious and perservering of the zodiac; driven; constructive; completion; accomplished; efficient; controlled

10th House – The house of career and status; one’s imprint on life

Quality: Cardinal

Element: Earth

Cycle: Universal

Charge: Negative

Motto: I Use

Planet : Saturn

Symbols:  Sea-goat

Colours: Brown; Green; Blue

Flowers: Ivy; Carnation

Birth/Gemstones: Onyx; Quartz

Metal: Lead; Silver

Body: Knees; Skeleton

The Earth-form of Capricorn is hard cold winter grounds or mountains

Positive Traits

Prudent; responsible; realistic; formal; patient; methodical; disciplined; traditional; cautious; conventional; hard-working; perservering; self-reliant; ambitious; conscientious; competent; professional; patient; focussed; honest;

Negative Traits

Career-oriented; business-like; authoritive; rigid; suspicious; status-seeking; demanding; insensitive; inhibited; materialistic; self-serving; cold; domineering; calculating; controlling; lack of emotional depth or tolerance;


Duties and responsibilities; hard work that leads to results; economising; hot simple food; feeling secure; dependability; finantial stability; ambitious mates; making long-term relationship plans; feeling committed

Yare a person with a drive, with the energy to reach results whatever you do. You want to accomplish, to drag things to com­pletion. You have the ability to accomplish concrete results, even when the initial ideas may have seemed vague or even unrealistic. The result might not be all that was imagined in the beginning, but it is there, and it is real. You have ambition, and the perseverence to realize several of your goals. What you start you want to finish, although that often means a lot of hard work. For you, the satisfaction is in the completion.


Incompetence; flightiness; game-playing; dominance; ego displays; extravegance; coarseness; being challenged by a lover;

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story” – Linda Hogan


50px-sun_symbolsvg Sun – Basic Drive

50px-moon_symbol_decrescentsvg Moon – Longing

50px-mercury_symbolsvg Mercury – Curiosity

75px-venus_symbolsvg Venus – Affection

75px-mars_symbolsvg Mars – Action

50px-jupiter_symbolsvg Jupiter – Luck /Opportunity

50px-saturn_symbolsvg Saturn – Duty /Lesson

50px-uranus27s_astrological_symbolsvg Uranus – Invention

50px-neptune_symbolsvg Neptune – Fantasy

50px-pluto27s_astrological_symbolsvg Pluto – Catharsis


Sagittarius – The 9th & most independent of the zodiac; freedom-loving; philosophical; broad-minded; expansive; intellectual; travel; optimism

9th House – The endless search for knowledge & wisdom, whether through physical travel or travel of the mind

Quality: Mutable

Element: Fire

Cycle: Universal

Charge: Positive

Motto: I See

Planet: Jupiter

Symbols: The Archer

Colours: Orange; Purple; Light Blue

Flowers: Azalea; Tulip

Birth/Gemstones: Topaz

Metal: Tin

Body: Hips; Thighs

The fire form of Sagittarius is a sweeping forest fire

Positive Traits

Witty conversationalist; humourous; freedom-loving; free-spirited; idealistic; believing; moral; righteous; intellegent; intellectual; positive; optimistic; honest; sincere; confident; enterprising; ambitious; goal-oriented; energetic; active; versatile; adventurous; risk-taking; independent; approachable; warm; cheerful; likeable; warm; sympathetic; generous; extrovert; benevolent; straight-forward; philisophic; athletic; fun-loving; expansive

Negative Traits

Blundering; careless; exaggerative; know-it-all; over-indulgent; tactless; scattered; indiscreet; blunt; childlike; impulsive; temperamental; restless; impatient; loud; obnoxious


Travel & adventure; honesty; justice; law; freedom; meaning; taking risks; gambling or speculation; socialising

You are a person with great integrity, going your own way, rarely following others – nor do you want others to follow you. You do your own thing. Freedom is a key word for Sagittarius. You need to be independent, even though that might lead to limited resources and other difficulties. To you, freedom is a wealth surpassing that of money. Like the archer, you aim far. Your goals are distant, some would say unobtainable, but thereby they are also interesting, not to say spectacular – certainly to you. Only things that seem to be out of reach are worth reaching for.


Routine & chores; being constrained; being tied down; being forced to do things; being doubted; having to explain oneself; being forced to make promises; being bothered by little details


Scorpio – 8th and most mysterious of the zodiac; powerful; deep; secrecy; desire; passion; intensity; regeneration

8th House – The domain of birth, death & rebirth… & the occult

Quality – Fixed

Element – Water

Charge – Negative

Motto – I Desire

Planet/s – Pluto; Mars

Symbols – Scorpion & Eagle

Colours – Black; Purple; Red

Flowers – Orchid; Gerbera

Birth/Gemstones – Opal

Metal – Iron; Steel

Body – Reproductive system & Sexual organs

The water form of Scorpio is calm, murky waters that holds unknown things

Positive Traits

Intense; powerful; deep; profound; highly passionate; sexual; mysterious; magnetic; ambitious; loyal; devotional; emotional; sensitive; determined; tenacious; persevering; reserved; calm; restrained; complex; perceptive; insightful; purposeful; imaginative; hypnotic; creative; penetrating; resourceful; inquisitive; analytical

Negative Traits

Controlling; jealous; cunning; suspicious; compulsive; aggressive; willful; fanatical; deeply resentful; brooding; potentially destructive; seething; forceful; inflexible; revengeful; self confident; ruthless


Activity; secrets; mysteries; winning; strategy; being acknowledged

A secretive person, who enjoys strong emotions lived out through others – but yourself, you are quite restrained. A key word for Scorpio is passion, but it must be understood that passion is so strong a feeling that it can hardly be expressed. It is suppressed. Under the surface and deep inside, that’s where your passion roams. Still, this is what makes you trigger others to live it out. You enjoy the mysterious and the incomprehensible, and you do crave to make your wishes come true, no matter how unlikely it is. You also have a taste for the bizarre.


Being analysed; intrusive people; egotistical people; too many compliments; having to trust a stranger


adj – Inclining or moving upward; ascending or rising; Dominant in position or influence; superior

n – The position or state of being dominant or in control: a conservative policy currently in the ascendant; In astrology, the point of the ecliptic or the sign of the zodiac that rises in the east at the time of a person’s birth or other event; An ancestor

“The ascendant (Ascendant-symbol.png or As), or rising sign, is the zodiacal sign and degree that was ascending on the eastern horizon at the specific time and location of an event. According to astrological theory, celestial phenomena reflect or determine human activity on the principle of ‘as above so below’. Thus astrologers believe that the ascendant signifies a person’s awakening consciousness, in the same way that the Sun’s appearance on the eastern horizon signifies the dawn of a new day.

Due to the fact that the ascendant is specific to a particular time and place, it signifies the individual environment and conditioning that a person receives during their upbringing, and also the circumstances of their childhood. For this reason, the ascendant is also concerned with how a person has learned to present him or herself to the world, especially in public and in impersonal situations. In some circumstances, it can therefore function as a shield or mask to guard a person’s real nature – in other words the ‘defense mechanism’ every person has to cope with unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations. The ascendant also has a strong bearing on a person’s physical appearance and overall health.

The Ascendant is thus considered to be of great significance in all schools of astrology due to the fact that it in effect serves as the filter through which everything in a horoscope- including the Sun and Moon- is expressed. Most astrologers believe that the Rising Sign exerts an influence equal to or more powerful than the Sun and Moon.

In Jyotish, the ascendant is without question the most individual and defining element in the chart.”





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