Just how stubborn is Taurus? Astrology Questions and Answers 2
This new blog is very much about interaction with those of you out there with an open-minded interest in astrology. So – do keep dropping by, whether as a regular follower or a new visitor, and leave me questions to tackle. I shall do my best to answer them!
QUESTION FROM “ANNE” :
I was born on the 11th May and am therefore a Taurus, I was also born in 1973 which is the year of the bull in the Chinese horoscopes (which is also of interest as I lived in HongKong for a while).
How do both areas of astrology combine?And am I really as stubborn as a ‘double bull’ would indicate?
since you have kindly provided your date and year of birth, I have taken a peek into that favourite reference book of astrologers, The American Ephemeris for the 20th Century. It lists the midnight positions of all the planets for a hundred years and I’d definitely not be without it on a desert island (yes, ok, I’m mad!) This is where we astrologers begin the process of calculating horoscopes, although the TIME of birth is needed to reveal the whole picture.
The Ephemeris tells me that on 11 May 1973, in common with everyone else born on that day, the Sun was indeed to be seen occupying that 30 degree sector of the sky called Taurus. However, Mercury and Venus were also there on that day! So – having three of the ten key characters on your life’s stage in the same sector or sign emphasises the characteristics of that sign very strongly. The answer to your second question, therefore, is an emphatic YES based on Western astrology alone. However, there are other things in your horoscope which both modify and contradict this strong stubborn streak. A full horoscope reading would put all the key characters on the stage, enabling you to get a better ‘handle’ on what drives you….
As far as the combination of Chinese and Western astrology is concerned, I am still after 30 years getting to grips with the Western tradition (!) so have only a very superficial knowledge of Eastern astrologies. However, I turned to our ever-present friend (??) google – which, incidentally, told me that the Chinese year for your date of birth is the year of the Ox. If you go to this page on the highly respected and reputable astrology site Astrodienst you will find links to some sites which explore both astrologies.
Many thanks for your question, Anne. Your feedback would be welcome. And – ask me another any time !
As can be seen from the comments on the first post in this series, I have collected three most interesting questions from Frances, Carole and Caroline, each of which deserves a full answer in its own right. So – this being a new blog and a work in progress, I have decided to deal with each of these questions over the next few posts as my Featured Question of the week. I’ll answer any questions which come in via comments (preferred) or emails immediately at the time. But I will go on with a mix of answering questions ‘on the spot’ as it were, and choosing some as my Featured Question for a particular week.
I anticipate a mix of questions: both from open minded and interested members of the public who know very little about astrology and wish to find out more, and from other visitors who may know anything from a little to a lot about astrology. I hope I can pitch my answers in a way which offers something to the whole range!
Also, if there is a topic about which you’d like me to write which you think might be of general interest, please do suggest it.
Visitors may have seen from the first post that there was a question which I considered too personal and private to answer on a public forum, so I asked the questioner to contact me privately. I hope always to get the balance right between general interest and private sensitivity. And if there are issues you would like to discuss in more detail than is appropriate on this blog, you can contact me for a private reading. Details HERE.
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