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Zodiac And Astrology:
Influence Of The Zodiac On Human Life
The Quickening Spirit Of The Zodiac
Question And Answers Of The Zodiac
Influence Of The Zodiac On Disease
Influence Of Zodiac On Development
A Warning From The Zodiac Signs
Marriage Considered With Reference To The Zodiac
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( Originally Published Late 1800's )
The alleged influence of some of the signs is certainly more powerful and more difficult to overcome than others. Signs that are governed by the Sun and Saturn are particularly hard, but right here let it be emphatically stated that neither Zodiacal Signs nor planets have the slightest power over the spiritualized man or woman, spirit being absolute over all matter. The stars may influence us, but God rules the stars, and when man recognizes God in himself, he can be dominated no longer by anything apart from God. It is the habit of some students to complain of their signs and planets, and in some cases rather to look down upon their neighbors who have more to contend with in this matter of overcoming natural faults. But this is unwise, because the more there is of outward conditions to work out of the greater the credit.
The student in this science is soon convinced that there is no delusion about it, and after a little practice the careful observer can calculate with almost unerring fidelity the domains of his friends and acquaintances by their general conduct and habits. The people who belong in the fiery triplicity, for instance, are as different from those who belong in the watery triplicity as fire is different from water; the air people are entirely unlike the earth folks, and so on.
When a marked difference really exists between two persons born the same day, the intelligent observer and student will immediately sot about comparing the environments, always remembering that education is a most potent force in the evolution of the race. Take the hard. working washerwoman, for instance, whose life from birth has been a struggle for the bare necessities of life, and the educated and protected wife and mother, who were born under the same sign. They may not appear to have any traits in common, but if the matter is looked into they will be found alike in fundamental characteristics. Take those, again, who are on the same plane of social and intellectual life. One may show the selfishness or the quick temper that belongs to her sign, the other may appear quite thoughtless of self and as gentle as a summer breeze. The last has probably conquered the disagreeable and hindering qualities, while the former has allowed them to conquer her.
If radical differences do really obtain, they can be explained by the governing planets; but these differences, comparatively speaking, are few.
Those who draw their first breath when one sign is giving place to another are said to belong on the Cusp, and so partake of the characteristics of both signs. This may be an advantage or a disadvantage, according to the harmony or inharmony of the signs. Six days in a sign is said to constitute a residence, but anything less than this time endows one with some of the qualities of the preceding sign.