December 18, 1980
Staten Island, NY
Section 1: General Characteristics
You are a fiery individual, Christina, filled with tremendous passion and zest for life. You thrive in situations where there is energy, excitement, action, movement, dynamism and drama. Along with your exuberant vitality and enthusiasm, you have an acute ability to visualize future possibilities, and an almost childlike faith in “what could be”. Unless you have a vision, an aspiration, or a wonderful dream to believe in, you are not completely happy. You have a great sense of the majesty, the grandeur, and the adventure of life but tend to overlook the magic in small things and everyday life. You also have a strong urge to express yourself spontaneously and creatively, without conforming to others ways or conventions. Personal freedom and independence are very important to you as a Sagittarius and you resist being “owned” or dictated to. Secretly you are apt to feel that you are special, charmed, somehow above or outside the realm of “ordinary” people and mundane life. You have a strong ego and can be excessively proud, dominating, or concerned with self. You have a positive, vigorous, active approach to life, and forcing your intentions and desires upon circumstances feels more natural to you than flowing with or just allowing life to unfold. Essentially you are very “yang” (assertive, competitive, outgoing, direct), and the “yin” qualities of passive acceptance, receptivity, gentleness, and subtlety do not come easily to you. You inspire others with your generous Sagittarian spirit, your idealism, spark, confidence, and joie de vivre, but you can also irritate them with your self-centeredness and your insistence on expressing yourself freely without regard for others’ needs or opinions. You also have trouble being content in the present and would benefit by learning to consciously pacify your restlessness and developing the qualities of tranquillity and peacefulness. Although as a Sagittarius you are energetic and confident, as described above, you also express yourself with a lot of feeling and sensitivity, as described in greater detail in the next chapter. You appear to be less cocksure and narcissistic than you are.
Section 2: How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others
The following is a description of your basic stance towards life, the way others see you, the way you come across, the face you show to the world. In Chapter 3 you will read about the “The Inner You: Your Real Motivation”, which describes the kind of person you are at heart and where your true priorities lie. Read this chapter and the next one and compare them – there may be significant differences between them, in which case “the inner you” may not shine through and others are in for some surprises when they get to know you at a more than superficial level. This chapter describes the costume you wear, your role in life, while Chapter 3 talks about the real person inside the costume. You are a gentle, sensitive person, Christina, with a deep understanding of people and a very tolerant, accepting, nonjudgmental approach towards life. In a noisy, competitive atmosphere you are often receding and withdrawn for you are not an aggressive, forceful person, and you intensely dislike conflict. In fact you tend to be somewhat passive, to wait, watch, observe, feel and know much – but to act little. Letting things resolve or work themselves out in their own way, rather than directing or forcing your will upon them, is often your way of dealing with problems. As a typical Sagittarius you may have a deeply religious or spiritual feeling about life, not in the orthodox sense necessarily, but an intuitive sense of the immensity and underlying oneness of all life, which makes so many human aspirations and striving seem rather unimportant. You need peaceful surroundings in order to flourish, and periods of quiet solitude are essential for your emotional balance and well-being. You are also very compassionate and cannot tolerate seeing any fellow creature suffer – be it human, animal, or even plant! As a child you probably cried very easily and became quite upset whenever others were hurt, physically or emotionally. The world of your imagination and fantasy was also very real to you, Christina, a place to escape to when the outer world became too harsh, demanding, or simply uninteresting. Because as a Sagittarius you are very giving and forgiving, people in need gravitate to you, sensing your sympathetic nature. Often you will continue to give to a person even when you realize they are taking advantage of you or becoming overly dependent upon you. You overlook and make excuses for other people’s weaknesses, and for your own as well. Discrimination and self-discipline are not your strong points. Though you may be as intelligent as anyone, you do not really have a rational, logical approach toward life, and trying to reach you through logical arguments is often futile. Your feelings, intuition, and heart, not your head, lead you, which may infuriate or bewilder your more rational friends. You certainly recognize that there is much more to life than can be explained intellectually and categorized into neat little boxes, and you have an open, receptive attitude toward such areas as psychic phenomena, telepathy, parapsychology, etc. You are not as structured and rigid in your attitudes as many people are, which enables you to see many different points of view and to accept all of them as valid. This can lead to vagueness, uncertainty, and confusion on your part – or to a very flexible and holistic way of approaching any issue. Despite the fact that your core self is quite a bit different from the face the world generally sees, Christina, you have a strong desire to be seen and recognized, to be acknowledged, and to have a significant influence on people in your environment. You may do remarkable things in order to be noticed. However, you often don’t get the full recognition you wish for. You are extremely sensitive to all of the incoming impressions and energies around you, and at times you can be overcome or dominated by more forceful personalities. Learning to establish clear boundaries is important for you, as you tend to become enmeshed emotionally and/or psychically with whoever you are with. You may have the chameleon’s trait of seeming to become the people or person you are with the most. You have an appealing physical appearance and this, along with your winning ways, Christina, is apt to make you a favorite in your immediate environment. You’re the “easy” one, and you know how to please others. Don’t take your personal charm for granted, however, because you may also seem vain or too needy for approval. You appear to be a liberal and open-minded Sagittarius. Anything new, innovative, unusual, or off the beaten track arouses your interest. You infuse your environment with enthusiasm, new life and excitement. Though not intentionally disruptive, you do enjoy startling or waking people up a bit.
Section 3: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation
Because you seem to be such a gentle, tolerant, accepting person (as mentioned in the previous chapter), you can startle people with some of your very pointed, bluntly honest Sagittarius statements. Even though you are sensitive and empathetic, Christina, you can also be quite tactless at times. Your good will and good intentions, however, usually shine through anyway. With your free-flowing imagination (described earlier) and your great restlessness (discussed below), you are apt to be a wanderer, and perhaps something of an escapist. Christina, you are a gambler and an adventurer at heart, one who loves to take risks, to discover and explore new worlds, and to take the untried path rather than the safe, reliable one. Like many Sagittarians, you are an independent soul, freedom-loving, and often very restless. You need a lifestyle that provides opportunities for travel, movement, change, and meeting new people. A steady routine which offers much in the way of security but little in the way of space and freedom is odious to you. To you, life is a journey, an adventure, endlessly interesting and rich with possibilities, and it may be difficult for you to decide where to focus your attention and efforts. You probably traveled around and experimented with many different paths before you settled on a particular career. Or you may go from one project to the next, for once the challenge and vital interest is gone, you are very quick to move on. Commitment, discipline, focus, and concentration are not your strong points. You can be irresponsible and disinclined to take on the burdens and limitations of adult life. An incurable optimist, you have big dreams, aspirations, and hopes for the future and are usually pursuing some distant goal. You have a great deal of faith and trust in life and failures don’t crush your spirit. You always bounce back from disappointments, often with another bright dream or scheme. You have a sporting, playful Sagittarian attitude toward life and are philosophical about your mistakes. You have the ability to sense future trends, to see the big picture, and you like to theorize and speculate. However, attending to all of the details and practical requirements of implementing your theories is bothersome to you. Like most Sagittarians have a tendency to do, you express yourself in a very open, direct, and straightforward manner, Christina, and are often blunt and tactless as well. Because you do not take yourself too seriously, you may not realize how deeply your candid statements can wound more sensitive souls. In fact, though you may not realize it, your insensitivity and lack of understanding regarding others’ feelings is probably one of your worst faults. You do enjoy friendship and camaraderie, but your Sagittarius nature needs freedom also and you do not do well with a possessive, clinging, or emotionally demanding partner. You are quite generous yourself, and heartily dislike pettiness in others. Someone who shares your ideals, your sense of fun, and your zest for life would be the right companion for you. World travel, foreign cultures, and studies which expand your intellectual horizons and broaden your understanding of the world are very attractive to you. As a Sagittarius you have a philosophical turn of mind and are concerned with seeking answers to the big questions of life or getting the overview of any situation, and this trait if even further brought out by the presence of the Sun in the 9th house found in your chart. Abstract concepts and/or plans for the future occupy your mind much of the time. Sensitive and imaginative, you are attracted to artistic and creative pursuits and to mysticism. You are impressionable and receptive, and you often have experiences that are unusual and unexplainable by the rational mind. You have an abundance of dreams, visions, and longings, Christina, but do not always have the concentrated will and stamina to make them concrete. Gentle, idealistic, and peace-loving, you often seek to avoid the hard realities of life. You have an ethereal quality about you. You undergo deep, transformative changes in your life with relative ease and a minimum of conscious resistance. Because you don’t avoid the depths, you have access to a lot of personal power and strength. Without realizing it or seeking it, you’re apt to have quite a potent effect on the people you come into contact with, even superficially. Others sense that you’re a force to be reckoned with. Both sensitive and sensuous, you blend charm and energy. You have a healthy sexuality and a good balance between activity and passivity. You may be fond of singing, dancing, music and drama. Romance comes easily to you, and your romantic relationships are passionate. It could be hard for you to face up to your mistakes because of your insecurity and self-doubt. Your early years may have been undermined by a poor relationship with one of your parents who may have been ill, weak or alcoholic.
Section 4: Mental Interests and Abilities
You possess vision and foresight, and your mind is often occupied with big ideas, plans, and goals for the future. You are interested in what is possible and what is on the horizon, rather than what has already been done. The study of philosophy, religion, politics, or education is of interest to you, and you are more concerned with theories and concepts than with specific applications. You are not inclined to focus on any one practical, concrete area; you find it irksome to deal with details and particulars. You have a gambling instinct and enjoy speculative enterprises and new ventures, Christina. Business, advertising, and promotion would be good areas for you also. You have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and wisdom and for an ever broadening understanding of life, Christina. You are the perpetual student and will be involved in higher education, philosophy, or religion. Law, broadcasting, publishing, or the field of communications are also areas that interest you. World travel and studying other cultures are also strong urges of yours. Your mind does not function in a linear, logical manner and you are often unable to express your thoughts in simple, everyday language. Symbols, images, art, or music better express your ideas, Christina. Flights of imagination and fantasy carry you into strange and beautiful worlds, and you could develop the ability to transcribe some of your perceptions to share with others, for example, by writing fantasy, fiction, lyrics, or poetry. You are sensitive to nuances and possess intuitive or psychic gifts, but you may become confused between imagination and true perception. You have a strong mystical and idealistic bent, and have difficulty concentrating your attention on practical or mundane activities. You are strongly attracted to metaphysical and spiritual topics.
Section 5: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance
A typically even-tempered and peace-loving for a Sagittarius, Christina, you are not easily ruffled and are rarely given to emotional displays. You have a calming effect on more high-strung or volatile people, and an emotional steadiness that others find soothing. Though gentle and not easily provoked due to the Moon in Taurus aspect of your chart, you are tremendously stubborn and will resist any change which requires an emotional adjustment, such as changes in your home life or marriage. You seek security and loyalty in love, are extremely devoted to your loved ones, and provide a warm, nurturing atmosphere for them. However, you tend to cling and seek to keep others from changing. A great deal of physical affection, closeness, and touching is essential to your well-being, and you have a tendency to overindulge in sensual comforts and pleasures. At times you substitute food for emotional comfort and love. Christina, you are likely to be a great collector of things – a real pack rat in fact – for your belongings give you a sense of security and continuity with the past, which is important to you. Antiques or things with sentimental value from your past are especially dear to you. You may also cling rather tightly to both money and possessions, keeping them “in the family” rather than sharing freely with those outside of your immediate circle. You are assertive and confront difficulties in a direct, no-nonsense sort of way, Christina. You cannot tolerate self-pity or passivity, and you can be rather brusque with others’ emotional problems. “Stop crying and DO something about it” might be your motto. You think big and are insatiably curious. You are interested in many fields, are talkative and a pleasant conversationalist. A kind, easy-going and optimistic Sagittarius, you have good comprehension and excellent command of language. You are reserved and shy and your thinking is controlled and somewhat slow. When talking, you sometimes may have the feeling that the words get stuck in your throat. Because of your disciplined mind, you are able to concentrate easily. Christina, your sense of reality is a bit weak; you tend to daydream and lose yourself in your plans. You are likely to be preoccupied with fantasies or ideas that help you escape the ordinary. Always looking for ideal contacts, you may be drawn to philanthropic associations. You tend to be a bit pessimistic and are inclined to feel emotional depressed a lot, Christina. You may feel like withdrawing from everything, but should try to listen to others’ point of view in order to balance your overly pessimistic views. In love, you seek companionship and friendship with someone who is fun-loving, playful, and open to adventure and new experiences. You enjoy traveling together, meeting new people, making new friends. Honeymooning in a distant place appeals to you, and you are also attracted to foreigners or someone with a totally different background than yourself. You support your partner in taking risks and making positive changes, rather than preserving the status quo. You also very much want a partner who will encourage your own aspirations and dreams. It is very important to you that you have a spiritual or intellectual rapport with your love partner, Christina, perhaps more important than the emotional/physical relationship. You are not especially sentimental and your love partner may feel that you are too casual and not serious or romantic enough. You crave very intense, deep, emotional relationships, and would even prefer a stormy, tumultuous relationship to one which is smooth but lacking vitality and passion. You love wholeheartedly and expect all-consuming, total devotion and attention from your partner. Casual, light relationships hold no appeal for you, Christina. You are excitable, spontaneous, and easily aroused emotionally and sexually. You fall in love very quickly and have little self-restraint or concern for propriety when your feelings have been stirred. However, it may be difficult for you to sustain a relationship after the first rush of excitement wanes, especially if your partner is basically a conservative person who does not like to change or experiment. Nontraditional relationships appeal to you, and personal freedom is highly important to you as a typical Sagittarius. You are rich in feelings and have the ability to express them well. You have a knack for making others feel good and are likely to enjoy a harmonious sex-life. You also have a strong need to create and may have a flair for designing fashionable clothes. It may be hard for you to love someone and to express your love for them. There seems to be a wall built up between you and others and you seem very cool to them, Christina. Your disposition is very reserved and withdrawn, making it difficult for people to approach you.
Section 6: Drive and Ambition: How You Achieve Your Goals
You are serious about your ambitions, and disciplined, dedicated, and tenacious in pursuing your objectives. Your drive and energy are directed toward practical material accomplishment and achieving concrete results. You also strive to be in a position of authority and social influence; you enjoy being the person who is in command. You are hard-working and capable of foregoing immediate comfort in order to achieve your long-range goals. You can easily become a workaholic and are very responsible and conscientious about doing a thorough job. A realistic and pragmatic Sagittarius, Christina, you are an excellent strategist. You attain success by formulating a conservative and workable plan and following through with it. You are not a gambler when it comes to attaining your goals; you depend on your own efforts and perseverance rather than good fortune. You have a natural shrewdness and instinct for business or organizational management. Christina, you are a team player and work well in collaboration with others who share your goals, ideals, and intentions. You can coordinate group efforts and inspire people to work toward a shared goal. Team sports are also a lot of fun for you, and you could be a leader, coach, or director of any group endeavor. As a Sagittarius you have a powerful will and when you want something, you pursue it passionately and relentlessly until you achieve it. You may be so driven by your desire that you lose all objectivity. You often become compulsive, even obsessed, with doing or achieving something, no matter what the costs or how hard you must work for it. Your forcefulness may be veiled or subtle, for often you do not reveal your real aims and intentions to others until they cross you. Intense power struggles and relationships with a strong dominance/submissiveness theme are likely. You have enormous energy reserves, and are capable of extraordinary effort and great achievement if you use your energies for constructive purposes. Positions of honor, affluence, influence, and stature in your community can be yours, Christina. You feel you have a destiny which involves leadership or distinguishing yourself in some line of endeavor. You possess an innate sense of greatness or importance, and a strong drive to achieve recognition for your talent. Avoid excessive egotism and arrogant pride, for these could limit your opportunities. Your attunement to the intangible or unseen world is very strong. Thus, your drive and ambitions in life are apt to be colored by your subtle awareness, your mystical or intuitive sensitivity. Imagination, “make believe”, creative fantasy, and the ability to visualize may be aspects of your career, also. You have the ability to “channel” healing or inspirational messages. You are strongly attached to your home and family, and harmony in your surroundings is important to you. Having a good sense of team work, Christina, you have a strong desire to feel complete oneness with people around you.
Section 7: Growth and Expansion: Areas That You Enjoy
Your strengths lie in your ability to cooperate, to be diplomatic, and to know just what behavior is called for in whatever social situation you find yourself. As a Sagittarius with a chart containing Jupiter in Libra, you also possess a strong sense of fairness, the willingness to listen to opposing viewpoints and opinions, and the ability to be (or at least seem to be) impartial and moderate, rather than extreme and one-sided. You are a very sociable person, Christina, and you need to reach out and communicate with many different people. You are interested in what others can teach you and are drawn to those with more knowledge or breadth of experience than yourself. You expect a high level of integrity and sincerity from others and you do not tolerate pettiness or hypocrisy in your close friends or marriage partner. Like most Sagittarians, you also need freedom and want a partner who will support your need to keep learning and growing, who will not limit you or set too many boundaries. Your marriage is likely to be very satisfying and rich. You enjoy being around other people and are always happy to meet someone, Christina. Like most Sagittarians you are elf-confident and at ease with others, and you are a much sought companion. You have a sense of community and the ability to capture the spirit of groups or organizations.
Section 8: Areas That Challenge You Or Are Difficult For You
You take your personal relationships so seriously that they may seem more like work, constant effort, and compromise, rather than a free and enjoyable sharing. You may feel that relationships in general require more of you than they are worth, and you enter into any close relationship cautiously and conscientiously. You also fear entrapment in close relationships. You take your commitments to others very seriously, especially in close one-to-one relationships. Your strong sense of responsibility to the other person makes you a trustworthy and dedicated partner, but you often feel that marriage or any binding commitment between yourself and another person is too restrictive and burdensome, Christina, and thus seek to avoid it. Close relationships may be more work than pleasure for you and it may seem that you are always “working on” your marriage rather than enjoying it. You will persevere and ultimately grow through the process, however. Your aspirations and dreams are always tempered by realism and practical considerations. You pursue your aims in a systematic, disciplined, and thorough manner, Christina, and you are willing to take your time, advancing slowly and steadily on your way to your goal. Sometimes you underestimate what is possible, and hold yourself back unnecessarily due to a lack of faith or an overly cautious attitude. Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which you instinctively and habitually revert to when under stress – a mostly unconscious process and one which you are apt to overdo because it is so familiar and thus easy for you. The direction you need to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described. Christina, your path lies in developing yourself as an individual, discovering your own strengths and joys, giving expression to your uniqueness, and letting yourself shine and stand out from the crowd. This involve becoming a leader, even though your instinct is actually to be “one of the Indians” rather than the “chief”. When under stress you are apt to seek safety in numbers, to go along with the group. Also, you may believe that striving to do your personal best and to excel is wrong or selfish, but you should let go of this notion. Finding your own center and doing what gives you delight and energy is the most worthwhile contribution you can offer the world at large. The arena you are most likely to wrestle with these issues is in playful self-expression, games or sports, and creativity. Try to develop any artistic, expressive, creative potentials you feel you possess, utilizing the qualities described above. You have a very obliging manner and are always in search for new contacts. You are able to identify with people quite easily and probably will make many friends who can be of help to you. You are very obliging and always look for contacts with other people. You tend to feel really at home with your family or in groups or associations that you may join. You have a strong desire to feel at one with your community.
Section 9: Originality and Imagination Areas Where You Are Creative, Unique, Unstable, or Compulsive
Your life is characterized by sudden disruptions and events which change the direction of your life quite unexpectedly. Like most Sagittarians, you may be impatient and reckless at certain times, impulsively acting out your urge for new life and change. You are an emotionally complex person and you are capable of intense, unexpected outbursts of feelings and desires. If you share material assets and resources with another person (as in a marriage or business partnership), your fortunes are likely to fluctuate wildly or change quickly for better or worse. You love to dream, fantasize, and speculate. You are willing to entertain the most far fetched ideas and philosophies, since to you anything is possible. Anything exotic, alien, or faraway holds a great attraction for you. You can have very otherworldly beliefs which are quite impractical and irrelevant to your everyday existence. Emotional intensity, compulsive attraction, and a sense of fate or destiny characterize your one-to-one relationships. It’s as if you simply cannot have light, superficial relationships; they are inevitably profound, intense experiences which reveal your depths to you. You may be drawn to powerful, charismatic, willful people that challenge, thwart, and ultimately evoke your own power and strengths. Your marriage is likely to be the arena for your greatest growth. You tend to see life through rose-colored glasses and have a vivid imagination. Your inclination to daydream, fantasize and pretend often could lead you to deceive yourself. A great visionary, you could be a good writer or actor. Section 10: Generational Influences: Your Age Group In this chapter we will discuss characteristics and traits of your generation, Christina. Of course, you may not share all of the characteristics of your generation, but you are greatly affected by the tone that is set by your generation. The first topic is “The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of Your Age Group”. In this section we will describe a deeply felt urge, even compulsion, of your age group. This deeply felt drive comes to the surface with great force and power, and consequently leaves in its wake considerable upheaval and change. The second topic is “The Ideals and Illusions of Your Age Group”, that describes the dreams, fantasies, and spiritual aspirations of your age group. The third and last topic is “What is New and Different in Your Age Group”, which describes areas in which your age group tends to be innovative, inventive, unusual, and also where it may be unstable and unreliable. The characteristics described below may affect a group of people for anywhere from a few years to about 30 years. There are one or more different astrological factors described in each of the three sections below.
– The Subconscious and Emotional Drive of Your Age Group
You are part of a 12 year group of people who are deeply interested in personal relationships. Your age group has a deeply-rooted yearning to see people relating and communicating with each other effectively and harmoniously. There is little egotism and a willingness to hear the other person’s side of the story and a readiness to compromise and arbitrate different points of view, Christina. In fact, the need for harmonious, peaceful relationships is so strong that there is a tendency to overlook real differences and to focus only on the similarities in an attempt to bring different parties into harmony with each other. Interest in psychology and sociology is high in your age group. There is a tremendous heightening of awareness of social skills. Your age group will experiment with different marriage styles, family relationships, and even business relationships in an attempt to bring fair treatment and effective communication between people. Interest and appreciation for other cultures is also strong, and your age group will work hard to preserve and support the cultural heritage of all ethnic groups. Your strong yearning for equitable and harmonious relationships is also reflected in major advancements in trade agreements, arms control, and international cooperation that are designed and implemented by your generation. These agreements and policies foster a much safer and more cooperative environment for all, although there is also a tendency for greedy individuals to take advantage of the conciliatory atmosphere and twist situations to their own ends. In short, Christina, you are part of a generation of individuals who are deeply interested in other people; you are a humanistic and humanitarian group. You will struggle and experiment with personal relationships, and forge new models for how people can relate as friends, family members, and members of nations as well.
– The Ideals and Illusions of Your Age Group
You are part of a 14 year group of people that are extremely idealistic and farsighted in their dreams. Your age group is very liberal and expansive in outlook, and consequently churches become much more flexible and more eclectic in their approach during your life time. Religions that do not adapt to the broad-minded attitude of your age group simply are unable to attract very much interest and involvement from you. A great deal of metaphysical musing and speculation is evident in your age group, Christina, and there is a very strong interest in all manner of psychic phenomena, UFO’s, prophecy, etc. This interest will open many new doors and insights, but will also often lead to a great deal of fantasizing and speculation that is taken more seriously than it should be. The entire generation to which you belong has tremendous opportunities for spiritual rebirth and awakening. This will not be forced upon you or precipitated by unavoidable events, rather it comes from an inner yearning and a natural propensity to seek the depths.
– What is New and Different in Your Age Group
You are part of a 7 year group of people who break up all manner of taboos regarding death, sex, and any other personal, private, or difficult topics. Your age group is less modest about sex than other age groups and promiscuity is not uncommon. You love emotional intensity, and there are many extremists and fanatics in your age group.