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These text extracts are taken from "Psychological Horoscope Analysis" by Liz Greene. Many aspects of the horoscope report are only relevant for the person concerned. Therefore we have decided to limit the publication to those aspects which are of interest to the wider public. You can find unabridged versions of other celebrity horoscope reports on our sample page
"...Sensitivity to others combines with a creative imagination
Your imaginative abilities are supported by a deep instinctive insight into human behaviour andmotives. You have a profound response to the world of symbols, myths and images, and may excel in one of the arts, such as music, painting, dance or theatre, where your ability to intuit character and mimic it in plastic forms may give you exceptional talents. Or you may combine your imagination and your sensitivity to the handling of others' problems, offering much sympathy and vision to loved ones or to those whom you might choose to counsel or help. Your grasp of the potentials of a situation combines with sensitivity and compassion for the needs and problems of others, and this lends a human touch to the strange and often uncanny abilities of your intuition. Your great gift lies in the sensing of human potential and the deeper and more meaningful lessons to be found in life's dilemmas; and you blend this with gentleness and a sense of timing that can allow you to midwife this potential in yourself and in others. Your imagination never divorces itself from the world of human feelings because your perceptiveness and concern will always keep you related to other people, so that all your creative hunches and inspirations ultimately work to enhance and enrich interpersonal relationships.
Your deepest challenge in life, however, still remains the problem of earthing your vision and sense of human potential within the confines of material reality; and here your dependency upon human contact may make it even more difficult for you to cope with the restrictions and responsibilities that the world imposes upon you. Life sometimes requires a tough survival instinct and a capacity to cope alone if necessary. Your need to express your creative imagination through relationships with others may cause you to fear the cold self-sufficiency that situations sometimes demand of you. Occasionally too empathetic and idealistic for your own good, you have difficulty in drawing boundaries around yourself, and perpetually take on the burden of others' problems - not only because you are compassionate, but also because you do not know how to be firm about your own limits. And because your natural romanticism tends to express itself through faith in the potential of a relationship, you find it hard to face the imperfect reality of another person, preferring to live in a fantasy-image of what he or she could become rather than accepting the person who confronts you in actuality. You need to learn greater detachment and a more objective vision of life, and also could benefit from more overt stating of your ideas and needs to others - rather than hoping to be instantaneously and telepathically understood. Not everyone is as intuitive as you, and being able to be clear and direct about who you are and what you want can help you to a much greater sense of confidence in inhabiting that concrete world which you both fear and yet ultimately must embrace in order to feel real and secure in life..."
"...The spirit of eternal youth dominates the stage
Whatever your actual age, there is something in you which will never grow old. Life is a perpetual unfinished novel for you, in which anything could lie around the next corner; and even if you carry considerable worldly responsibilities, you carry them lightly, always feeling as though somehow it isn't yet the real thing, but only a practise run - while the limitless potential within you has yet to be fully actualised. Thus you tend to live a kind of provisional life, never fully contented, never fully arrived. This quality of viewing life as a series of steps toward an unknown future tends to make you restless in the best and worst senses. You will never settle into stagnant complacency dreaming of the glories of your youth, for you carry your youth whithin you and will be receptive to change and new ideas all your life. But you also have a tendency to leave behind those projects and people with which you have become bored, and are therefore inclined to walk away before the fruits of your labours are realised; for the next pasture always seems greener. As the old proverb says, it is better to travel than to arrive - at least, better in your eyes..."
"...The dilemma of being a child of the gods
You are convinced that there is something special about you - that you have a unique creative vision to offer the world, and that this must not be damaged or stifled by the sort of boring tasks which are the lot of more ordinary folk. Others might understandably accuse you of a certain arrogance, because of your inner conviction of specialness - as though you were a divine child of the cosmos and therefore exempt from the insult of an ordinary fate. Yet it is not really arrogance, and your charm and sunny nature compensate a good deal for your self-preoccupation. It is just that you hear a different drumbeat, a call to a kind of destiny which you feel you must fulfill. Without this conviction, life is arid and pointless to you..."
"...Idealism and vision struggle against
authority of all kinds
You enjoy kicking at anything which seems to you staid, rigid or antiquated. This can sometimes make you the enemy of authority, and you no doubt have a rather chequered past full of little episodes where you fell foul of the presiding powers in some way. Although time has brought you greater self-control and tolerance, time has not lessened your belief in your right to freedom on the most basic level. You resent being treated like a child by a heavy-handed parent, even if on occasion your behaviour is downright childish. There is a progressive and visionary quality to your thinking which rejects hypocrisy, narrow-mindedness and conventional roles - particularly sexual roles. Your approach to life contains a curious combination of romanticism and cynicism - romantic because you are a perfectionist who believes that life could be better and more meaningful (which means you will never just put up with a situation for the sake of security or conventional morality), and cynical because you have little faith in permanence, particularly in the realm of the heart (which means you will not risk allowing yourself to need others too much)..."
"...A hidden side that favours traditional values
In contrast to your bright, restless and rebellious conscious personality, there is another protagonist in your inner psychic drama. This hidden figure contains all those qualities which you have excluded from your values and your outer behaviour in order to retain the intellectual, emotional and physical freedom you crave. The shadow-side of your personality is considerably more conventional, conservative and traditional than you might like to admit; and if you consider honestly the sometimes disproportionately negative reactions that you display when confronted with such qualities in other people and in social institutions, you may glimpse within yourself a secret sympathy with these more old-fashioned values. The problem is that you strive to be a rebel, a forward-thinking and unique individualist; and you would have to make peace with a slightly less glossy, glamourous and stereotyped self-image if you are going to integrate your shadow. Yet upon this integration depends your capacity to produce anything really worthwhile with your vision and your talents; and, even more importantly, you need this hidden side of yourself to feel real..."
"...Confidence in the power of human will and effort
You have great confidence in your power to shape the future and your capacity to make your life into anything you wish, as long as you are willing to make the necessary effort. Fatalistic philosophies are not for you; nor are those ideologies that transfer ultimate responsibility for one's life and one's destiny onto society, the state, or any other external agency. You find it hard to be patient and understanding with those apparently hapless souls who appear to be the victims of unfortunate circumstances. For you, there is no such thing as a blameless victim, because, as the poet William Ernest Henley once wrote: "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." And if a person seems to be unable to take charge of his or her life, well, then, in your estimation, that individual is at best blind and unconscious, and at worst lazy, apathetic and infantile. You carry within you an heroic image of the potency of human effort; and even if you are religious and believe in God, you are still convinced that God helps those who help themselves..."
"...Lack of a real relationship with him
The subjective image of your father portrayed in your birth horoscope is a problematic one, because on some level you seem not to have had a relationship with him at all. This may seem strange to you if your father was physically present in your childhood, but it is the inner experience which the horoscope portrays, and it is on the inner level that you have been "unfathered". This does not imply that your father was a "bad" father, or wilfully neglectful. But probably he was unable, either through physical absence or because of a weak or withdrawn personality, to offer much in the way of genuine support and encouragement to you..."
"...Tension and irritability
The subjective image of your mother portrayed in your birth horoscope is a tense and uneasy one. Although your mother might have appeared conventional in her behaviour, and devoted to her family's needs, she is pictured in your horoscope as a strong and independent spirit, who was perhaps not as able to accept the limitations and compromises of family life as she pretended to be. Thus she suppressed a natural restlessness and a rather explosive temper which sprang from a strong desire to break free and pursue her own goals and dreams without the restrictions of marriage and motherhood. In many ways your mother was ahead of her time, for she probably needed professional or creative outlets for her excellent mind and dynamic energy; but the moral and social strictures of her background may have made it difficult for her to make full use of her abilities. If she was fortunate enough during your childhood to have managed a lifestyle where she had plenty of personal freedom and possibly an independent career, then you will have benefitted from this freedom by having your own strong individuality encouraged. For you have inherited her original and independent nature, and a home and a conventional family life, although maybe important, are, by themselves, not enough for you..."
"...The need for emotional honesty
You are capable of driving almost any woman into insecure and possessive behaviour if you withhold affection at the critical moment, or if you play one woman against another. This is not a reflection of women's incurable voraciousness, but rather, a reflection of your own internal conflict. If you truly wish to be free of commitment, then try to be honest enough to live by that decision, and stop stringing women along. If you want marriage, or a loyal and monogamous relationship, then try to be brave enough to face your own problems rather than trying to have your cake and eat it too; for as Confucius said, He who tries to have cake and eat it too winds up with egg on face..."
"...Exploring the mystery of faith
There is one area of your life where any effort to gain more insight will result a greatly increased feeling of self- respect and confidence - for this is the domain of your deepest anxieties as well as, paradoxically, your greatest strength. It is your faith in life, and what might be called your religious or spiritual world-view, which is so important to explore; for you have a strangely negative and fearful response to your own future which reflects some deeply buried cynicism or loss of belief. Because you are a naturally reflective person who seeks answers to broad philosophical questions, it would be worth exploring why you should have so little trust in your own right to eventual happiness and achievement in life. Beneath your fears lie all the inherited patterns of your family's religious and moral attitudes, and you have a deep need to formulate your own individual relationship with what you call God. You are neither gullible nor shallow about philosophical and spiritual questions, but you are secretly plagued by a rather judgmental Old Testament God lurking about somewhere in the unconscious who equates goodness with hard work and suffering, and sin with selfishness and frivolity. Try to face your fantasies, fears and secret assumptions in the realm of moral and spiritual values. The more insight and understanding you gain, the stronger and wiser you will become.
Thus one of your chief fears - of unashamedly expressing your own individuality - can become an indestructible base which provides you with the faith and confidence to explore those darker aspects of life which are so integral to your journey. For in taking the risks necessary to be yourself rather than a pale imitation of collective normality, you can discover joy and meaning; and this in turn casts an entirely different light on those dimensions of human emotion which at first seem so primitive and destructive. Faith in your own purpose transforms your unusual path into something enriching and rewarding, rather than the depressing or frightening encounter you fear..."
Extracts from: PSYCHOLOGICAL HOROSCOPE ANALYSIS, by Liz Greene
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Short Biography of Nelson Mandela
|Birth Name: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Born on: 18 July 1918 at 14:54 (= 2:54 PM )
Mvezo, South Africa, 31s57, 28e31
After the banning of the ANC in 1960, Nelson Mandela argued for the setting up of a military wing within the ANC. In June 1961, the ANC executive considered his proposal on the use of violent tactics and agreed that those members who wished to involve themselves in Mandela's campaign would not be stopped from doing so by the ANC. This led to the formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe. Mandela was arrested in 1962 and sentenced to five years' imprisonment with hard labour. In 1963, when many fellow leaders of the ANC and the Umkhonto we Sizwe were arrested, Mandela was brought to stand trial with them for plotting to overthrow the government by violence. His statement from the dock received considerable international publicity. On June 12, 1964, eight of the accused, including Mandela, were sentenced to life imprisonment. From 1964 to 1982, he was incarcerated at Robben Island Prison, off Cape Town; thereafter, he was at Pollsmoor Prison, nearby on the mainland.
During his years in prison, Nelson Mandela's reputation grew steadily. He was widely accepted as the most significant black leader in South Africa and became a potent symbol of resistance as the anti-apartheid movement gathered strength. He consistently refused to compromise his political position to obtain his freedom.
Nelson Mandela was released on February 18, 1990. After his release, he plunged himself wholeheartedly into his life's work, striving to attain the goals he and others had set out almost four decades earlier. In 1991, at the first national conference of the ANC held inside South Africa after the organization had been banned in 1960, Mandela was elected President of the ANC while his lifelong friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, became the organisation's National Chairperson.
*July 18, according to the ANC's biographical data.