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.
Achernar in Eridanus Achernar is a bright blue-green star at the end of the river, Eridanus. Its mythological background is of a river that winds down to the southern hemisphere and into lands unknown. At the end of this river is the constellation of the Phoenix, which hints at the transformational nature of this river, for it was considered one of the rivers that lead to the underworld or lands of mystery. Throughout antiquity, however, mishaps or crises have always occurred in connection [...]
[..] This is the role that Achernar plays in your life with its paran to your Jupiter, for through the crisis and times of upheaval that this heavenly river brings into your life also flow opportunities. For you the rush of chaos from a crisis brings with it new prospects. From an early age you have taken [...]
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.
Altair in Aquila This is the star story of the hero and the eagle and all its association with military might and heroic characters and personal aspirations. Yet this heavenly eagle is far more than self-glorification, for its focus is on the brilliance of the team and its eye is on the heavens, not the earth. In this star story the wings of the eagle carried the soul to heaven. It was the way one travelled to the place of the divine. Today this theme of strength and resolve runs like a river [...]
[..] If such confrontations are defined by the nature of your life work, rather than from small minor incidents, then they become part of the mountain-range of your life rather than the peripheral molehills. So take on the mantle of collective battles, engaging with issues worth fighting for, not just for [...]
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 Innovator: Invention from necessity
This story is of two people, one a hunter-farmer and the other a goddess. Their story is one of struggling with the material world, yet this struggle produces great innovation. The goddess is represented by the stars of Virgo, a majestic heavenly figure who carries a wheat sheaf in her hand. She maintains high ideals for herself and the world but grows increasingly disappointed in humanity. No longer able to bear the distress of seeing what is beautiful and right being corrupted by the actions of [...]
[..] You are drawn to a working life connected with caring and attending to those in need, not so much as a healer but in a way that allows you to find solutions to long term problems. If your field is medicine, then you are a researcher; if your field is society and people, then you are drawn to sociology [...]
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.
Appendix 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
Planets and Selected Stars and Parans