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Stories from the Stars

Free Try-Out Edition
for Gaston Dourmergue [Adb], born on 14 August 1863
Text by B.Brady & D.Gunzburg, Copyright © Astrodienst AG 2018
I. Introduction

This short extract allows you to get a taste of your personal horoscope "Stories from the Stars" by Bernadette Brady and Darrelyn Gunzburg. Small samples taken from the individual chapters will give you a glimpse of the horoscope as a whole, which comprises approximately 25-32 pages, and can be ordered as an E-Horoscope or bound booklet in the Astroshop.

The vault of the heavens is a lacework of stars that people find awe inspiring. The starry sky, however, is more than just beautiful. It also carries wisdom contained within stories.

This report explores those stories. It offers you information that enables you to actively work with your stars. Its aim is to help you understand how the stars contribute to your actions, your choices and your attitudes. For by understanding the role of the stars in your life you can step upon a path that allows you to be in greater harmony with them.

This star report contains three sections – the stars that shape your character, the stars that shape your vocation, and the stars that shape the journey of your life.


II. The Stars that Shape your Character

This chapter describes certain qualities that your stars contribute to your personality. They show themselves in your life through parans - a connection of this star with your birth chart. The five stars discussed in the full report can be gifts as well as challenges for you to work with and profit from.

This is the starting point for discovering your stars. Your journey begins with focusing on the stars and their myths that add their unique qualities to your character. Star qualities are particular features that contribute to your seed potential. They become apparent as your skills and resources through your life's experiences, for it is only by using them to deal with problems that you discover the potentials they offer you and how you can handle them wisely.


image Vindemiatrix in Virgo

Vindemiatrix is the distinct orange star in the wing of Virgo. The name Vindemiatrix means Grape-Gatherer, for when the star was visible in the dawn sky rising before the sun, it was said to be time to harvest the grapes. This star quality indicates that you are a collector or gatherer of art, artefacts, data, even people. You find great satisfaction in accumulating items that are related to each other in some identifiable way, woven together by their common underpinnings. These items [...]

[..] Although their ideas did not necessarily succeed, such figures provided you with frameworks for developing your own ideas. You are a person who finds solutions through collecting data and setting up your own unique systems to analyse those facts. You also have a life philosophy of completing projects. Thus you [...]

In the full version, this chapter discusses five stars and five parans, which are the star's connections to your personal birth chart.


III. The Stars that Shape your Vocation

The third chapter of this horoscope gives you information on the stars that are connected with themes you care and feel passionate about in the world, with your vocation.

The themes of your vocation stars are fundamental to your idea of what you stand for and what is important to you and how you spend your life, far more than just your job or career. It could, however, become your career or surface in your life as your passion or a cause to which you devote your free time. Hence your vocational stars suggest how you can lead a meaningful life. Pursuing the themes suggested by these stars may not bring you riches but they will allow you to feel that you are in your proper place, living a life of purpose. No matter what other paths you take in your life, your vocation stars will always pull you back to their themes.


image Deneb Adige in Cygnus

Life for you is bursting with mystery. Whether it is a sunset full of extraordinary beauty or the enchanting quality of birdsong, for you all of life is full of wonder. This is marked in your stars by your connection with the heavenly swan, Cygnus. The story of this starry swan is of a magical creature that moves between the mortal world and the immortal realms of the gods. It is a bridge between the worlds of the mundane and the sacred, thus what adds meaning and purpose [...]

Employing the skill of seeing the magic in life

Your recognition of this comes from acknowledging your good instincts, an acceptance that you base your decisions on hunches or dreams. If something does not feel right you move away from it and end it. You are watchful of small signs, the significant [...]

In the full version, this chapter discusses two stars and parans.


IV. The Star Stories in Your Life

The star stories in this chapter contain different themes and characters that you recognize and identify with, at different times and to different degrees. Knowing them allows you to use their resources consciously rather than following them blindly.

Your star stories are the narrative which provides the stage for your star qualities and your vocation stars. Some of these stories come from the stars and will make themselves apparent through re-occurring patterns of events. Knowing your star stories enables you to be alert at the beginning of the cycle before you find yourself slipping into old habit patterns with their predictable outcomes.

The Crown in the Sky: Holding both flowers and thorns image

This is the story of a crown in the sky. This crown is made of a garland of flowers and is a marriage gift to a happy bride, and having your life involved with this starry story means your days will be filled with times of rapid success or advancement. Yet before this gift can be given there is a price to pay. For this is a story of being abandoned at the marriage altar, only to find one's true love who, in the Greek version of this star story, is a person of much higher social rank. This star story [...]

[..] There is always the potential with this star story for you to accidentally say something or even write something which could lead to the loss of your job or reputation. Therefore, train yourself to be careful with paperwork and in how you communicate. Make sure you keep good records, and be meticulous [...]

In the full version, this chapter discusses three star stories and three parans.

V. Conclusion

In the face of the starry heavens you may feel that you are small, but by understanding your personal relationship with the stars, you can step upon a path that allows you to gain a greater harmony with them. This harmony can give you insights about what it is to be a part of a living cosmos. As you come to understand your stars through this report, go outside on a clear night and learn to see your stars in the night sky. Visually connecting with them can help you to understand their union with your life.

Personal Star Map

The "Stories from the Stars" report contains your personal star map. It shows all interpreted stars in colour and their positions at the time of your birth. The star map of this free try-out version only contains a reduced number of stars, and is reduced in size.

Please read a complete sample report (of a different person) to get an overview of the extent of the complete horoscope, including the full star map.

The upper part of the image shows the eastern hemisphere of the sky, as seen at the time and location of your birth. It is centered on the east point (E).

The lower part of the image shows the western hemisphere of the sky, as seen at the time and location of your birth. It is centered on the west point (W).

The highlighted stars play a key role in this astrological reading. The red ones appear in chapter II, the blue ones in chapter III and the green ones in chapter IV.

The bright halves of the diagrams show the sky above the horizon; the dark halves show the sky below the horizon.

The horizon is indicated by horizontal lines, the boundary circles themselves represent the meridian. The planets (drawn red) move along the band of the zodiac. Dashed lines indicate the celestial equator and circumpolar circles.


These small samples from different chapters convey a glimpse of your personal horoscope Stories from the Stars which comprises 25-32 pages. It can be ordered as an E-Horoscope or bound booklet in the Astroshop.

Please read a complete sample report (of a different person) to get an overview of the complete horoscope.

You may wish to take a look at the large selection of other reports.

Astrological Data used for Stories from the Stars Free Try-Out Edition
for Gaston Dourmergue [Adb] (male)
birthdate: 14 August 1863 local time: 11:00 pm
place: Aigues Vives, FR U.T.: 22:43:20
4e10, 43n44 sid. time: 20:31:25

Planets and Selected Stars and Parans
planet ecl.long. ecl.lat. rectasc. decl. phase paran
Sun 21°34'55 0°00'S 143°58' 14°19'N
Moon 25°35'32 4°58'S 146°10' 8°20'N
Mercury 08'17 1°25'N 155°36' 11°41'N
Venus 04'28 3°05'S 182°31' 4°27'S
Mars 40'02 1°02'N 159°44' 9°39'N
Jupiter 22°30'47 1°07'N 201°14' 7°43'S
Saturn 59'35 2°14'N 183°38' 0°51'N
Uranus 24°08'25 0°06'N 83°37' 23°26'N
Neptune 46'29 1°29'S 5°53' 0°56'N
Pluto 12°20'20 15°57'S 44°42' 0°20'N
Moon's Node 48'55 0°00'N 240°45' 20°44'S
Ascendant 45'38 0°00'N 58°36' 20°19'N
Medium Coeli 29'15 0°00'N 307°51' 18°55'S


Deneb Adige 28'09 59°55'N 309°12' 44°48'N cp Moon's Node (Cul-Set, 0°19')
Vindemiatrix 02'30 16°13'N 193°51' 11°42'N Saturn (Rise-Rise, 0°19')
Alphecca 10°22'30 44°21'N 232°14' 27°11'N Mercury (LCul-Rise, 0°14')

Explanation of codes in the column 'phase': "cp": The star is in a period where it is above the horizon the whole night through, i.e. it rises before sunset and sets only after sunrise (Ptolemy's "curtailed passage").

Stories from
the Stars

Fixed Star Report by Bernadette Brady and Darrelyn Gunzburg

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