Chapter 1: How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others

Leo Rising:

Ferociously proud and somewhat vain, you like to be
impressive and to be seen as Somebody Special. You are not
timid, meek, or self-effacing, and are rarely content being in
the background or in the subordinate position. You are a natural
leader, and do not take orders from others very well. You must
have something of your own, something creative – be it a
business, a project, a home or whatever – that you can develop
and manage according to your own will and vision. Whatever you
do, you do it in a unique, dramatic, individual way. You like to
put your own personal stamp on it.

You also have a very strong sense of dignity, self-respect,
and personal honor and are deeply offended if someone treats you
in a humiliating or dishonorable way. You will rarely confront
the offender – you are too proud to do so – but you will lose
your affection and respect for them. You dislike pettiness and
hate to be snubbed or ignored.

You admire others who are strong individuals like yourself.
When you befriend someone, you are tremendously loyal, sincere,
and willing to go to extraordinary lengths to make that person
happy. You are very giving and generous, but your gifts are
never anonymous – you expect recognition and appreciation for
them. You also expect the intense loyalty that you offer to your
dear ones to be reciprocated. However, you often have trouble
working with people who are as strong as yourself, for you do
not really cooperate or share the leading role very easily. If
you are not in the leading role, you aspire to be and will
compete with the person who is.

You have great heart and courage, and people often look to
you for strength, encouragement, and affirmation. You always
have your best face forward and rarely allow others to see you
hurting, disheartened, or vulnerable. You also have a very
strong need for love, admiration, appreciation, and praise,
although you don’t like others to realize just how important it
is to you.

Your outlook on life tends to be very personal and rather
self-centered. Your own self-expression, self-actualization and
self-realization interests you more than anything else. You feel
that if you do your best where you are, the rest of the world
will take care of itself.

Mars Conjunct Asc.:

You are forceful and energetic and go for what you want
quite aggressively. You are a doer and an achiever and you have
a positive “I can” attitude. You may run over people and stir up
opposition and conflict because you tend to be very
self-centered, or simply oblivious to the needs and intentions
of others.

Chapter 2: The Inner You: Your Real Motivation

Sun in Sagittarius:

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. 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 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.

You express yourself in a very open, direct, and
straightforward manner 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 comradery, but you need freedom
also and 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.

Chapter 3: Mental Interests and Abilities

Mercury in Sagittarius:

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. Business, advertising,
and promotion would be good areas for you also.

Chapter 4: Emotions: Moods, Feelings, Romance

Moon in Taurus:

Even tempered and peace loving, 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, 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

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.

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