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Stories from the Stars

Free Try-Out Edition
for Shannon O'Brien [Adb], born on 30 April 1959
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 Aculeus in Scorpio

Aculeus is one of a pair of nebulae in the tail of Scorpio. Aculeus is the sting of the scorpion and as such it represents the challenge of being attacked. These attacks will either be on your physical being in terms of your health or, if you are of sound physical health, then they will assail you with waves of anxiety from the sirens of your own mind. Similarly, they can be verbal assaults from others, critics who challenge your ideas or actions. In contrast this nebula [...]

Practicality in the face of problems

The quality brought to your life by Aculeus in paran with your Saturn is a desire to come to grips with earthy issues and to work in the material world to alleviate problems. You are pragmatic and will experiment, test, and explore until you find a solid solution. As a [...]

In the full version, this chapter discusses five stars and more than eight 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 Schedar in Cassiopeia

Belief in yourself is one of the pillars of your being. This influences your personality, your ability to achieve, and guides your physicality, your ability to perform. What you bring to your life's work is the star story of the king, Cepheus, and the queen, Cassiopeia, both of whom orbit around the North Pole. Their story is one of dignity, strength, and balance, as well as perfect harmony and unity, for they represent the ultimate ideal of sovereignty. Both monarchs, [...]

You, the actor and performer

When younger you were in awe of sporting stars and athletes with their astonishing physical abilities, or actors or performers who could transform themselves through their craft. Now you appreciate intellectual performance, ideas or inventions. Yet it is you who are the [...]

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 Free Spirit: Finding freedom within commitments image

This is the story of Macha, a divine woman whom some considered was a Celtic goddess, who cherished her independence, autonomy, and self-reliance above all else, but who also valued home, family, and children. To honour this need for commitment, she married Cruinniuc, an Ulster farmer, after he became a widower and her presence in his life increased his wealth and they were happy. One day, however, when they were both at a festival for the king of Ulster, despite swearing her husband to secrecy, [...]

[..] You are also more comfortable avoiding one-to-one relationships and prefer to live a communal existence. If at any stage you decide to settle down and have a traditional relationship and an ordinary job, you will feel restricted and blocked and always be looking for ways to break those bonds. The solution [...]

In the full version, this chapter discusses three star stories and seven 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 Shannon O'Brien [Adb] (female)
birthdate: 30 April 1959 local time: 7:08 am
place: Boston, MA (US) U.T.: 11:08
71w04, 42n22 sid. time: 20:54:20

Planets and Selected Stars and Parans
planet ecl.long. ecl.lat. rectasc. decl. phase paran
Sun 21'43 0°00'N 36°58' 14°37'N
Moon 16°42'45 4°22'N 317°50' 11°40'S
Mercury 12°42'47 2°54'S 12°49' 2°21'N
Venus 18°16'57 1°57'N 77°04' 24°52'N
Mars 11°25'04 1°38'N 102°34' 24°35'N
Jupiter 29°22'16 1°07'N 237°25' 18°56'S
Saturn 54'37 0°57'N 277°28' 22°18'S
Uranus 12°16'09 0°41'N 134°56' 17°47'N
Neptune 29'27 1°50'N 213°49' 11°38'S
Pluto 42'53 12°08'N 158°22' 22°10'N
Moon's Node 11°43'43 0°00'N 190°47' 4°38'S
Ascendant 21'35 0°00'N 64°30' 21°22'N
Medium Coeli 11°07'31 0°00'N 313°35' 17°26'S


Schedar 12'43 46°37'N 9°33' 56°19'N pa Moon's Node (Cul-LCul, 1°14')
Aculeus 25°13'46 8°53'S 264°26' 32°14'S Saturn (Rise-Rise, 0° 6')
Capella 21°17'08 22°52'N 78°25' 45°57'N Venus (LCul-LCul, 0°16')

Explanation of codes in the column 'phase': "pa": The star is circumpolar as for your birth place it will never set. In the Star Map (page 3) it is located above the horizon in the polar circle.

Stories from
the Stars

Fixed Star Report by Bernadette Brady and Darrelyn Gunzburg

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