Astrology - Applications in Business
Astrology is the science of certain cryptic relations
between the celestial bodies and terrestrial life. It is
considered an art and a practical science. It lays no claim to
be what used to be called an exact science, but studies certain
predispositions or tendencies in human life, which are sometimes
indicated so clearly that they become virtual certainties. The
possible uses of astrology are endless and may be used to a
variety of means.
Since the days of the Chaldeans, it was known that the sun,
moon, and planets followed similar paths, the zodiac . It is a
zone of the celestial sphere that extends from 8.5 degrees on
either side if the path of the sun. As a primitive calendar, the
zodiacal belt was arbitrarily divided into twelve sections of 30
degrees each. these are the famous signs of the zodiac. The
orgins of the names given to each sign extend into the most
remote regions of antiquity. Terrestrial animal gods, whether
real or imagined , were one day projected onto the constellations
which, in the Chaldean imagination, they resembled. This
celestial menagerie has furthermore given the zodiac its name,
for in greek, it means "route of animals."
The sun enters the first zodiacal sign, Aries , and then
continues its path through the remaining eleven signs. The twelve
signs of the zodiac are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo,
Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and
The moon and the planets pass through the signs too, but
obviously at different speeds from those of the sun. The moon,
which is close to the earth, circles the zodiac in twenty-nine
days, while the planet Pluto needs two hundred fifty years.
Planets also can be seen to slow down, stop, and even reverse
directions in relationship to the constellations that they cross.
In reality, the planet inexorably continues along its way. But
the speed of the earth itself interacts with that of the planet
to occasionally give this impression.
The symbolism of the twelve signs is a very ancient
tradition passed along from Manilius and Ptolemy of Alexandria.
It ascribes well-defined properties to each sign, influences
transmitted to the child at birth that determine his character,
health, and destiny. Passing through twelve signs, the planets,
play different parts. Being born at the moment when one of the
signs is occupied by several planets confers the properties of
this sign on the individual. The most important celestial figure
is that of the sun. This what determines what sign the child was
In this way an ancient tradition has divided human beings
into twelve psychological types whose descriptions are intuitive
of human nature.
This interpretation of the twelve signs is a blend of
several different works but generally agree on the signification
of the signs of the zodiac.
ARIES (March 21-April 20)
Ruled by Mars, the Aries is the incarnation of violent will,
impatience, impulsiveness, and rapid, often precipitated,
decisions. The principal qualities are enthusiasm, courage,
independence, and pride. But Aries is too aggressive and
impulsive. Like the animal that it symbolizes, he has a great
tendency to thrust ahead with his horns without having reflected
beforehand. To succeed in life the aries must keep his
enthusiasm but moderate his ardor.
The Aries essence is the principal of acceleration
personified. "Fast" is the word that governs all activities from
falling in love to saving a hopeless situation. Ariens talk
fast, think fast, move fast and have no patience for people who
Ariens thrive on challenge and are born leaders, eager to
break through old barriers to watch their ideas take hold. Their
nature is dynamic, fiery and fiercely determined to have its own
way, regardless. And because they can be such an audacious,
impassioned, overwhelming force to handle, they get their own way
more often than not.
A displeased Aries can be like a tornado: if caught standing
in the path of either, there is no way to remain impervious.
There may be disturbing sounds and things may begin to fly, but
it doesn\'t last long.
Ariens are highly generative and immensely positive in their
approach to all they undertake. There is an extraordinary
courage in this sign that springs from vitality and confidence
that sings of miracles. This is a sign that senses possibility
in the improbable and that can create new conditions out of
chaos. The Aries vision is progressive and expansive, and their
approach enthusiastic and inspiring. They bring an incandescence
to everything they care about.
One strength this sign is missing is subtlety. And one way
this deficiency comes through is with the kind of candor that can