I wrote the post below before reading your latest. I thought this forum was for an honest comparison of zodiacs--didn't realize it was for only showing how the tropical worked with Vedic technqiues. I used the tropical zodiac for ten years, and I know how it works. So I won't bother you anymore, as we know that you and I don't agree on the basics. So let's agree to be friends with diverse outlooks, O.K? I think GRAHA SUTRAS was a great book, but when I read that you had a plan for a book on the rasis, I knew you'd run into trouble with the zodiacs. I predicted this a long time ago. I'm a professional astrologer, have been since the 70s. I'm an "old lady!" My post is below.
In respect to the male born 4/23 1974 at 7:11 AM in Oakland CA...Taurus Lagna indicates a taller person, normally slender (...) so we would not expect an unusually tall person as we would if one were to just considering the rasi, but still a somewhat taller and larger person than average (...)
[Therese:] For a man he is average in every way: average build, average height. I should know his height exactly, but don't. As a child (Moon on the ascendant) he tended to be soft and round, not fat, but not slender either. Very good looking and built well in adulthood, not square, just a good masculine build, well proportioned. I suspect he'd put on weight without regular exercise and regular workouts. (I say this because Moon is on the ascendant.)
Health: So far health has been excellent with so known problems. He even has sold (part time) a health product. Very conscious of eating well and exercising. So I can't comment on any possible health problems that might show up at a later age. (So there is no verification or lack of it for specific comments on health and illness.)
[Ernst:] An interesting feature of this chart is that there is one planet in the 2nd and one in the 12th. Then there are two in the 3rd and 2 in the 11th. These two combinations indicate bhandana yogas, yogas of bondage and getting stuck. Individuals with these yogas often feel stuck in life and may even find themselves in some form of physical bondage or limitation. WHile I have seen people in great positions in life with these yogas, they still feel like that position is a position of bondage that somehow is holding them back or frustrating them.
[Therese:] This man has had a generally fortunate life. He has taken the initiative to get what he wants--in a quiet way. After high school and some education he wanted to do a certain kind of work and went to the city and company he was interested in and offered to work for free. He told them if they liked him, they could hire him, which they did after an initial trial period.
He has easily moved from one position to another as doors opened and closed for him. It's interesting to watch--career-wise one thing has flowed into another. His life could be called "lucky." Yes, there have been difficulties, but he's not one to sit and put up with problems. He'll do something about them.
EW>>>>The Sun, Moon and Lagna in even signs is not ideal for a male, however, he is at least born during the daytime which gives a bit of masculine energy. Still, this person would be a sensitive and somewhat femine man.
[Therese:] Ernst, I posted this data for a reason because I knew that in the tropical zodiac the Asc, Sun and Moon were in a feminine sign, and sidereally they're all in Aries. This man is a "hunk" very masculine in every way. "Hey, what's up? Cool!" Hangs with the guys. I don't want to give away what he's done in life, but there's nothing feminine about him personally. As a child he liked to be alone and...well, he has the same ascendant degree (or a degree away...I forget which) as George Lucas. He collected every Star Wars toy and figure there was. For years he was obsessed with Star Wars. Of course Mars rules Aries while Venus rules Taurus. Is there something Venusian about Star Wars? (Except Princess Lea and Amadala) Star *Wars.*
EW>>>He is a somewhat feminine male, but one that is quite happy to be that way and who has learned to live life productively regardless.
EW>>>>In western astrology there is the idea that fixed signs on the lagna make for a stable, fixed person. That is not how it is done in Hindu astrology, rather, it depends on the signs of the 7 planets. Here we have 3 in moveable, 2 in fixed and two in dual rasis, so more in moveable than any other type. This would indicate a person with a tendency towards changes in his life, and in respect to the long lasting things in their life, change within those things. So the tendency would go in that direction, though it would not be the most extreme case since 2 planets are, at least, in fixed rasis.
[Therese:] I'm sorry, but this sounds rather vague to me. I can't get a good picture of what you're saying. A tendency toward changes, it sounds like, but this is true of most of us in our fast-paced society. What kind of changes? When? In what life areas? (I've read recently that hardly any jobs are secure in our times, and the average person can expect to change careers several times in his/her life. It's common for many people to move every 5 years or so, etc. Many travel frequently for play or work. We're a restless society.)
So what do we have? Please correct me, Ernst, if I'm not reading you right.
(1) EW: A somewhat larger and taller build than usual. (The birth was recorded by the father in the delivery room. The same time was on the hospital birth certificate.)
Fact: He's average--I can probably get height and weight for you if you're interested. Not overly tall, not short, not fat, not thin.
(2) Health: cannot comment as health so far has been excellent. He's concerned about staying in good health and works toward that end.
(3) He's very masculine, good looking, interested in staying fit physically. Not at all feminine except as a child he could be called ‘pretty' due to Moon on the ascendant. Ascendant is said to be early life.
(4) EW: A tendency toward change, but not extreme change.
If anyone else is reading this, it would be interesting to see more comments. Ernst, I don't know if you'll have time to touch on other topics for this chart. So far all we have is appearance and health and a judgement as to masculine/feminine. What about his psychology? Work? Interests?
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