The Power of Attraction: The Astrological Guide to Personal Success, Prosperity, and Happy Relationships

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9780345443519: The Power of Attraction: The Astrological Guide to Personal Success, Prosperity, and Happy Relationships

A guide to the stars designed especially for you–with detailed information about your unique powers of attraction, your deepest desires, and the cosmic forces that shape your destiny.

When professional astrologers prepare your horoscope, they are guided not only by your zodiac Sun sign but also by the position of all the planets, which including the special forces of Venus and Mars, on the exact day and year of your birth. By simplifying complicated astrological tables, The Power of Attraction takes you step by step through the same process that professional astrologers use in creating a highly revealing horoscope–one that reflects the subtle and powerful effects of the planets on your personality, your romantic involvements, your friendships, prosperity, work, and path through life. This brilliantly organized guide to self-empowerment through the stars features

AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTROLOGY: A complete description of the basic qualities (both attractive and less attractive) of the twelve signs of the zodiac and the outer planets.

BIRTHDAY PROFILES: A fascinating portrait of the unique qualities native to each of the 366 birthdays of the year–including personal magnetism, character strengths, and areas that may require some improvement.

YOUR SUN/VENUS AND SUN/MARS LINKS: Separate sections for men and women that emphasize attraction and romance.

YOUR PERSONALIZED TIMETABLE: This unique, easy-to-use timetable is based not only on your Sun sign and day of birth but also includes your year of birth–pinpointing important dates and planetary connections.

EMPOWERMENT AND THE OUTER PLANETS: What Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are saying about you and your relationships, your plans for the future, prioritizing goals, potential setbacks and difficulties, and finding the path to success and happiness.

Solidly based on the authors’ many years of experience as astrologers, this treasure trove of knowledge is perfect for all who want to navigate the heavens to better understand themselves and their lovers, friends, family, and colleagues. The answers are in the stars.

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The Power of Attraction offers armchair astrologers an easy birthday guide to the planetary forces that rule our personalities and destinies. Authors Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan make this an especially user-friendly guide, featuring 366 birthday profiles. Simply look up the day you were born and find a two-page spread that speaks to "Your Personal Power" and "Your Powers of Attraction in Relationships." Each birthday profile also includes a timetable that pinpoints meaningful dates in the past and future. For instance, readers will discover what dates Uranus may have a beneficial impact or when Saturn might be challenging. Crawford and Sullivan (The Power of Birthdays, Stars, and Numbers) seem determined to make this yet another highly popular and accessible guide. While professional astrologers will probably require more sophisticated resources, lay readers will delight in the easy-to-follow charts and the stirring emphasis on romance. --Gail Hudson

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Introduction to Astrology

Astrology is a method of exploring the relationship between humankind and the Universe. The tenets of astrology maintain that cosmic forces, rhythms, and cycles of nature exert an influence on every living organism, and proponents of astrology believe that life can be better understood through the knowledge of the signs of the zodiac and the interaction of the planets. Accurate astrological practices are based on a single moment in space and time, making each astrology chart symbolically unique. Although astrologers require the exact time, place, and complete date of birth in order to construct a horoscope wheel, popular astrology usually only refers to the division of the year into twelve monthly categories called signs of the zodiac. This division, along with the planets, can be viewed as the basis of astrological studies. In this book we have synthesized many years of astrological experience and research to provide you with an easy-to-read comprehensive day, month, and year reference tool. We hope this book will help you to increase your powers of attraction and success as well as deepen your understanding of yourself and others.

The Sun’s Yearly Cycle

The Sun is the center of our solar system, and the planets, including Earth, travel and orbit around it. In addition to its counterclockwise path around the Sun, the Earth also rotates on an axis; this is what brings about the cycles of day and night. From a geocentric view—that is, from Earth’s point of view—the Sun appears to cross the sky from the eastern horizon to the western horizon. The Sun’s apparent journey against the backdrop of the stars in the twelve constellations marks a path around the Earth called the ecliptic. The Earth’s axis is not only rotating but tilting, with the North Pole facing the Sun and away from the Sun at different times of the year to produce the four climate variations we know as the four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall. Each of the seasons is marked by a point in the Sun’s travels. They are commonly called the spring and autumnal equinoxes and the summer and winter solstices. In astrology, these four divisions of the year are called the four cardinal points of the 360-degree zodiacal wheel. The astrological year begins in the spring at 0 degrees Aries; the summer solstice is marked as 0 degrees Cancer; the autumn is at 0 degrees Libra; and the winter solstice is at 0 degrees Capricorn. Since the zodiacal wheel is divided into twelve equal parts of 30 degrees arc each, these four cardinal, or dynamic, signs of the zodiacal wheel are followed by the four fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. The four mutable, or changeable, signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces complete the twelve signs of the zodiac wheel.

As the Sun returns to approximately the same degree every year, astrologers refer to a person’s birthday as a Solar Return. While the zodiac is divided into twelve distinct signs, in advanced astrological practice those signs are divided further into thirds called decanates. Each of these decanates is associated with an additional sign and planet and is listed on your personal page. The Sun The Sun, the energy center of our solar system, radiates the power of light and vitality and is thought of in many cultures as a life-giving force. In astrology, the Sun represents the energy source of all living things and gives a forceful assertion of individuality. It signifies the center of our being, our sense of identity and ego. The Sun’s glyph, or symbol, is a circle with a point in the center, indicating the heart of our physical universe. In esoteric symbolism, this circle represents the totality of infinity or eternity and the dot in the middle signifies a particular point in time and space within that totality. Willpower, energy, strength, and self-expression are just some of the Sun’s attributes. It also stands for ambition and pride, consciousness, self-confidence, and is a metaphor for the father or the masculine archetype. In mythology, kings and heroes are frequently associated with Helios, the Sun, which rules the zodiac sign of Leo.

Attractive qualities: vitality, magnetism, creativity, vigor, willpower, inspiration, self-confidence, charisma

Less attractive qualities: egotistical, self-centered, proud, arrogant, overbearing, dominating The Twelve Astrological Signs Aries 1st Sign Cardinal/Fire Ruling planet: Mars Body part: head Symbol: ram Keywords: energy, activity, leadership Since Arians are the pioneers and leaders of the zodiac, even the quieter among you secretly want to be “number one” or first at something. The men of this sign love to play knight-errant and the women may appear forceful and assertive.

The attractive qualities of the sign of Aries indicate that you are bold and confident by nature, highly spirited, and enthusiastic. You probably hold a genuine belief that the world is yours to explore and conquer. As the first fire sign of the zodiac, you are able to forge ahead with endless projects and activities. Being energetic, you love to initiate new enterprises, and with your competitive spirit are also keen on winning. Ruled by the planet Mars, you are a doer and very rarely sit around twiddling your thumbs. Combining a daring character and enterprising spirit, you usually seek to be in the forefront of any activity. Frequently courageous and passionate, you can also be idealistic, chivalrous, and fiercely loyal to the people you love. You like to talk about your latest achievements and new projects, but are equally supportive of your partners if you truly believe in them. The less attractive attributes of the Sun in Aries suggest that patience is not your strongest point. Although you are quick to anger and eager to express your opinions, you are just as likely to quickly forgive and forget.

Although you are often recognized by your direct approach or decisive actions, you can lack subtlety. The drive of your ruling planet, Mars, indicates that lack of composure can also make you intolerant or impulsive. This may lead you to do something rash on a moment’s notice. As an Arian, however, you respond well to crisis, have the ability to meet challenges head on, and can face difficult situations courageously. Fired with enthusiasm but often impatient with detail, you work better at initiating or launching new projects. Refusing to be put down, dynamic and generous, your Aries spirit lives to fight another day.

Despite opposing public opinion, you will usually refuse to compromise your ideals, even if it gets you into trouble or into a confrontation. Eventually, as you mature, you learn the value of diplomacy and compromise.

Although it is generally known that as a fire sign you are compatible with Leo and Sagittarius, in this book you will find that Venus, Mars, and the Outer Planets have an important influence on your relationships and powers of attraction.

Aries attractive qualities: independent, daring, courageous, intelligent, pioneering, bold, action-oriented

Aries less attractive qualities: aggressive, self-centered, headstrong, impulsive, competitive, bossy

Taurus 2nd Sign Fixed/Earth Ruling planet: Venus Body part: throat and neck Symbol: bull Keywords: endurance, persistence, sensuality As a sensible Taurean you are a quietly determined individual who very rarely gives up. With patience and resolution you continue on even when all others have fallen by the wayside. Your warm, seemingly calm and easygoing manner reflects your enjoyment of the simple pleasures in life.

As a Taurean you do not like to rush into things: you make decisions carefully and deliberately with security and financial issues very much to the fore. With Venus as your ruling planet you are often magnetic, sensual, and can be extremely attractive to the opposite sex. The Venus influence also bestows an enhanced love of beauty, interest in the arts, and a highly refined sense of touch.

Being a practical Earth sign, the basic securities of life are especially important to you. With a need for comfort and luxury, good food is part of your well-being, but guard against a tendency to overindulge. You often become an expert at culinary skills, a connoisseur of wine, and love entertaining. More commonly, your Sun sign is associated with the established world of finance. As a Taurean you like to know exactly were your money went, and make careful lists of all your financial dealings.

When charged with being materialistic, you will defend yourself by replying that you are merely being sensible and looking for “value for money.” You can therefore become an expert at evaluating everything, from money matters and property to people. As a Taurean, through your desires to build a solid foundation in life, you can attract and achieve success.

Although you are often generous with your loved ones, you may have to avoid being overpossessive. Among some of your attractive qualities are your reliability, loyalty, and devotion. In fact, you can suffer in silence in order to keep the peace, but if pushed too far you are notorious for being obstinate. This stubbornness is one of your less attractive qualities. Since you need to feel grounded and stable, you are often drawn to individuals who are dependable and traditional, preferring to keep things the way they are. In times of change and instability you may have difficulty in adapting to new situations. Happily, you can always find comfort through a love of art and creativity, the joys of nature or music.

As a Taurean you usually have an attractive speaking or singing voice. If stressed, however, illness may affect your throat. Nevertheless, Taurus, ruled by the bull, is renowned for being the sign of strength.

Although it is generally known that as an earth sign you are compatible with Virgo and Capricorn, in this book you will find that Venus, Mars, and the Outer Planets have an important influence on your relationships and powers of attraction.
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