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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.
Alkes in Hydra Alkes is a small orange star in the cup which sits on the back of the Water-snake, the Hydra. Alkes to the Greeks was considered to be the Cup in which Icarus stored his sacred wine, as well as the prophetic Well of Apollo. In this sense the constellation of the Cup represented for many cultures the concept of the Sacred or Holy Cup, such as the Well of Apollo, the Celtic skull used as a prophetic drinking vessel, the Cauldron of Bran, the Holy Grail of Christian mythology, and [...]
[..] You were born into a particular social class or cultural group and either through joy or through pain, this affiliation has become important for you; it is a group of which you are proud and want to represent in your work. Thus you carry your culture on your sleeve, giving voice to your background through [...]
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.
Regulus in Leo There is a theme in your life that is linked to the bright star called Regulus, a star that has been associated with kingship since the time of the Babylonian astrologer-priest of the sixth century BCE. It sits in the sky as the heart of the constellation Leo the lion and is linked with power, military might, and the responsibility of good governance. Nevertheless this path to a successful life is not offered to you on a plate, for the story of this king is one where, in his [...]
[..] If you can do this, then your ongoing success gives you the last word on the matter; if you stoop to the level of taking revenge, even if you think that you will never be discovered, then your dreams are weakened and slowly they fall apart like a house of cards. You are a leader, either in your chosen [...]
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.
Self-Sacrifice: Salvation through service
The main character of this star story is Berenice, a young Greek woman deeply concerned for the safe return of her beloved husband from the battlefield. To ensure his protection, Berenice sacrifices her hair to Aphrodite, the goddess of love. The goddess is so touched by this selfless act that she not only grants Berenice her wish and returns her husband unharmed but also places the sacrificed hair into the sky as a constellation. Berenice's act of surrendering her hair may seem minor and unimportant [...]
[..] You find comfort in prayer, aligning yourself with the everyday expression of what you believe in, not in a grand manner but from a quiet devotional approach, and you want to be involved in helping others find that same comfort and nourishment. Alternatively, you focus your life by committing yourself [...]
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