Chapter 2: (complete) Basics
about the 12 Signs of the Zodiac
Another look at the 12 basic symbols of the
and the corresponding planets, houses and
As a full circle, the zodiac doesn't really
have a beginning or end, but traditionally it is
|Chinese: The Rat
I. House tip
Arias or The Rat or the first House that
make the start. Mars is the corresponding planet to
the three items above, all four share
equal characteristics. That is an active, dynamic ego,
the wish to be first, to excel, all for
owns sake. Coming from the dark depths of Neptune (the
last sign before this one) it is all a
race here. Like the plants in spring, all want to grow
into the sun, up to the top spots. activities
where ever you look. Naturally they are good
where ever there is fast decision making
necessary, in politics as well as in business.
Positive characters of this sign are leaders
in their own right. No time anymore for
dreaming. On the negative side this characters
can be nerve wrecking active, or even
dangerously aggressive, specially when
they suffer a setback. If they have to face someone
stronger, they treat them like a friend,
but just until they get a chance to take over or
pass by. Everything new and modern seems
attractive to them. They have a constant need for
gossip and good opportunities. All tough
very self made, to have a family is very popular
around these characters, probably because
they are very aware of the fact that a whole
family tribe has more strength than a
single individual, or because they like to share their
passion for sex with someone regular.
For itself, this sign doesn't have to much of intellect,
it's the will that count's here. If the
will wants more than what's offered, they might just
take it anyway, which means in terms of
sex rape. This is the widely disliked side of this
sign, careless curiosity and nerve wrecking
activities are not everyone's cup of tea.
Again, like with all other 12 slices of the
zodiac, these are the next four corresponding signs.
Moon node (Pollux)
18 1/2 years
|Chinese: The Ox
||II. House tip
Still very individual here, but no longer
that restless or nerve wrecking. Slowly but steady,
simple but practical and efficient is
here the choice. Passion and strength are on high levels
here, and understanding for people with
less is rare. If this sign takes over, never mind if
in politics, partnership or business,
they take the lead in dictator stile, mainly because
they fear losing the picture when something
other than their own idea has to be considered.
It is not a peoples sign, because the
crowd is the last thing they want to be in. Solitude
would suit them fine, if there wasn't
the desire for sensuality. To find someone they can
share it all with is not as easy for them
as for more outgoing signs. And, they do see red
when approached improper. When they have
a problem with someone, they don't use others or
some sneaky back path to solve it, they
go directly at it. Typical warning sign when that is
about to happen; their head is going down
just a bit (like the real bulls). Respect is what they want, but in
general they prefer civilized manners
to get it. The bullies, as they are often called, repeat
their thoughts as many times as necessary
to be absolutely certain.
After all that steadiness and considered thinking
this sign follows it's instinct.
|Chinese: The Tiger
||III. House tip
Individuality is still major, intellectual
individuality that is, the intellect is on its peak here,
and nothing goes unnoticed by. These characters
live almost in their own minds and have
therefore a constant hunger for new intellectual
food and new experiences, often also in
relations with other people. On the outside
rough and tough, but on the inside rather soft, this
sign is difficult to approach when on
the move, but open and gentle when relaxed. A inner
conflict of extreme tempers often occurs.
Wild adventure's? No thanks! Individually?
That's over now too. Here begins the next cycle. More
|Chinese: The Cat (or
IV. House tip
people than only one come now into perspective.
At first -here- it is the family, the whole
home living in general. Why travel the
world in search for new experiences, when you can
dream them almost alive in your own home!
And what other nice things you dare to do only in
your own home (talking about the Rabbits
here). Here is the motherhood of all creation, never
mind if it is just some knitting, or the
creation of a new life. One thing though may trick this
characters off and on, their moods. When
and how they change is a mystery to most, even to
them self. Somewhere deep inside is this
thing called psyche, and it may just take a wrong
look from somebody to change the tide.
Their sensibility can be so strong, that they can
literally read other peoples minds. That's
why these characters aren't very open, specially
not to strangers. The few persons who
are close however are showered with care, love and affection.
Now it is enough with all that sensitive fuss
and cozy home. Let's play some big game, have
|Chinese: The Dragon
||V. House tip
some fun, be glamorous, shine and rise.
Vitality is there to use, it's overflowing. The sheer
aura of these characters is often good
enough to get them where they want to go. Some become
presidents, some others may just hunt
around for their sexual appetite. Some see life just
as a gambling pool. But, whatever they
do, they bring in the efforts for two (at least) and can
easily become a role model for others.
Of course, some are different, some are just like hot
air balloons, big show but nothing behind
of it. All of them however have a particular sense
for the wicked side of life.
Not everyone can have a commanding appearance.
The big stage is now out, so is the spotlight.
|Chinese: The Snake
||VI. House tip
Why stand up front, when the back seat
is even more efficient? These characters work hard too,
but they are to much worried about doing
everything right, to enjoy it really. To make sure
they get it all right, these characters
need sometimes a quarantine. They can actually create
this refuge around them out of the blue,
when and where ever it is needed. Access to the
complexity inside these characters is
virtually impossible, or at least about as hard as
digging in a coal mine. That attitude
of course doesn't help others to build up trust towards
them. Analyzing things seems to be their
favorite pastime, with which they gain some
amazing insights into people or proceeds
or whatever else they might study. Still, some of the
Dragons burning passions are hidden deep
inside this sign too, but might come up just in
secret ways. A inner conflict between
joy and duty may occur.
Another new cycle starts here. Opposite the
"I am" from the first symbol of the zodiac comes now the
|Chinese: The Horse
VII. House tip
"You" into the picture frame. Also no
longer is this a secret sign like the one before. These characters
want to be seen, want to be amongst people,
want to get personally involved with others,
because they need a partner, they need
someone to share their emotions with. Some of these
types can become the classic butterflies,
always on the go, to get involved with someone new.
On the positive side these characters
have good senses for people and the amazing ability to
have always a natural smile for almost
everyone (except indecent looking or acting people). To
be clean, kind and cultivated is here
a must, because they want to be sociable at all times.
With this attitude they are mostly well
liked, specially in the field of diplomacy or any
PR-Job. It is also to mention, that some
of this characters life the "offering principle",
this can mean - in a classical sense -
that they prostitute themselves.
Also this symbol doesn't fancy to life alone,
but they need more than just a one-on-one
Moon node (Castor)
18 1/2 years
|Chinese: The Goat
||VIII. House tip
partnership. These are the "Club People".
That's where they can be together with people of
similar interests. Towards others they
are pretty choosy, quality comes here clearly before
quantity. There is a bit of a dark side
to this symbol:; failure and loneliness can drive them
to the edge of self -thought or -destruction.
Not to forget is here the say "Lust through
pain", this characters can be the classical
masochists. It's the intensity that gives them
the last thrill. Normal day to day routine
is just not interesting enough. But looking for
trouble is nevertheless not at all their
thing, to life peacefully and rather quiet is the
But now they want action, be in motion, have
fun, and all this big please. This could very
|Chinese: The Monkey
||IX. House tip
well be the "Sadist", who like's to ride
others into troubles. For them self's they are
optimistic enough to overcome any hazardous
situation they may get into. Still, routine is
nothing fancy to this characters too.
Deep thoughts about life and death are not very common
here either. As individuals this characters
could be the vagabonds, the Peter Pan's, jumping
from action to action. The more settled
types can be found in all the big institutions for
science, religion or politics, where they
usually play some up front doctors, professors
or party leaders because they don't lose
sight even in the busiest crowd of people. But
whatever it is they are doing, the way
is what counts, not the aim. Of course, no one is more
entertaining than these characters, but
a few of their never ending list of tricks may be
far beyond good taste. A inner conflict
may appear between right and wrong.
Enough of silly jokes now. What is right or
wrong is no longer a question, it's clear! Here it is getting
|Chinese: The Rooster
X. House tip
serious. Let's get it all under control.
Management of anything, from feelings to other
peoples money, is here the order. Another
cycle yet has started. Instead of intimate relations
(like in the opposite IV. House), it is
now the public relations that they want to deal with.
Like a father manages his family, these
characters try to make wise decisions (takes sometimes a
bit to long) in whatever field they work.
Work is anyway their preferred pastime. Sometimes they drive
everyone else mad, because they split
hair while trying to find solutions. Why make it simple, if you can
make it complicated, isn't it? They are
always passionate collectors of information, because
the more they know, the more reasonable
they can decide in the end. Thinking in abstract
structures, in which emotions and philosophies
have very little space, is their favorite
way. Naturally "home sweet home" is not
where they look best, tensions may be present among
their homes many times. "Picking" around
in other peoples lives is the less pleasant habit
that can occur with this symbol.
Now the zodiac has past it's peak, the public
image is no longer the issue here. The strict
|Chinese: The Dog
||XI. House tip
order of management is loosening up, but
therefore they are watching even more carefully
what's going on in society now. Social
understanding becomes a main issue here. The awareness
that not everyone can be a hard (and successful)
worker, dealer or leader, is coming into play.
These characters literally bark at whatever
is a unsocial inhuman shame. (We all might be glad
to live in this world age now). But the
structural thinking from the sign before is still
awake here, there must be a system for
everything here (probably that's why i call astrology the big
system). Of course, these systems must
be explored, must be understood and made useful, and this
might be the reason why science has taken
the place of religion in our times. To know is now the
priority, to believe doesn't satisfy any
longer. This symbol can be like no one else a loyal friend in any
situation, but sometimes they are a bit
over cautioned, as if they hear or see things coming their way,
which are not visible just yet. It's like
they have one eye and one ear somewhere ahead in the future.
Some of these characters do have a amazingly
stubborn attitude, often called fanatic. In worst cases
they end up in a destructive frenzy against
everyone that doesn't share their ideas. Sudden new
discoveries and innovations are the common
outcome of the work and research of these characters.
To fight for human rights or live a life dedicated
to public interests is not anymore the
|Chinese: The Pig
||XII. House tip
priority here. Still a sense for human
understanding is awake, but it's now hidden because visions
and illusions start to take over, the
daily reality may become a nightmare. Therefore it is
necessary for this symbol to find a refuge,
a place where no other spirits than their own
one is present. Here is the end of the
public cycle of course. The whole burden of the 11
signs before seems to lay sometimes on
this last one. It is time to collect one's self
consciousness together here, to get ready
for the new cycle, for being a pure individual again. The
way maybe messy, because this symbol can
only concentrate on one thing at the time,
everything else has to pass by as ever
possible. However, there is a pretty egoistic sense
showing up already here, that can be seen
when this symbol is in business. If they are out to
make money, they become almost trivial.
The highest possible price, for the lowest possible
service may be the result. (Midas is said
to have been a Pig). Sensuality can be their
Achilles heel, because once they're caught
by it, their choice in mates is not very
careful. Some of these characters get
simply lost in a imaginary world which finally might
destroy them, or makes it necessary to
lock them away in a detention center. Visions, real or
unreal ones, may haunt this symbol. The
past 2000 years have been the world age of pisces, and
religion was the worldwide vision. Something
to believe, but never to prove in reality.
(Imagine a fish, swimming in deep waters.
What do you see there? Clear sightings? Most
unlikely. You see shades, vague forms,
visions of things that may be - or that may not be).
A inner conflict between imagination and
reality occurs. (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and
Pisces are the so called flexible signs.
In the chapter CHINESE ASTROLOGY you'll find that
each one of these symbols is divided into
2 parts with different elements, that is the reason
for their inner conflicts).
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