Have you ever looked at someone's horoscope and felt puzzled by the discrep- ancy between the planetary energy expressed in their personality and what was suggested by their charts? For instance, a person with a heavily Saturnian chart but who exhibits an unusually Jupiterian personality? Or someone with a confident-looking horoscope who acts relatively timid in person?
Time and again, one finds station points illuminating historic developments in ways that aren't immediately obvious from examining 'snapshot horoscopes' drawn up for singular moments in time. As with the study of personal horoscopes, looking at an actual ephemeris page sometimes offers advantages over the computer-generated chart, since it can reveal at a glance whether an event falls within a planet's stationary zone.
Dates hold significance in our lives because they demarcate personal occasions such as the birthdays of loved ones. Of greater magnitude are dates that impact vast groups of people. These include the inception dates (birth markers) of nations along with the specific days when wars began and ended. Events of magnitude like assassinations of beloved leaders, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes are also remembered by their birthdays.