Charting your characters’ astrological sign. Do you ever do it?

Charting your characters’ astrological sign. Do you ever do it?Written in the Stars

I’ve a birthday coming up. It’s just around the corner, in November. When asked what my birthstone is, I used to say topaz. But I’ve recently learned there are two birthstones for November, topaz and citrine.

I’m just as confused when it comes to my astrological sign. For most of my life, if asked what sign I was, I’d answer Scorpio. Then somewhere along the way I started noticing astrologists no longer placed my birthdate (November 22) under Scorpio. I was now a Sagittarius. How did that happen?

When I asked this question of a writing friend, she reminded me astrology is a much more complex system than one sign. She’s talented artist and mystery writer C.A. Newsome and she regularly charts out real astrological charts for her fictional characters. If you like a good mystery, check out her Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries.

She offered to give me a detailed reading, based not just on the date of my birth, but the time and location. Of course I accepted! While many people will insist astrology is nothing but pretend, mine was a bit eerie. The following is an excerpt from Carol’s reading:

“You are just barely a Sagittarius. 0 Degrees, 11 Minutes. that’s 1/9th of a degree into the sign. But you have so many planets in Scorpio that you are more inclined to identify with Scorpio. Moon is in Scorpio, too. As a Sagittarius your goal in life is to be a Seeker, Teacher, or Preacher (or all of the above) publishing, which gives you a broad platform for expressing ideas, gives you a format for that.

You’ve got Gemini rising, which means that people have no clue how deep you really are until they get to know you. Gemini gives you a love for words and communication. Aquarius on the midheaven gives you a reputation for being eccentric and inclines you to pursue an unusual career.  Aquarius is associated with the internet (modern things) and its ruling planet Uranus is in the third house of writing and communication.

What is fascinating is that you have a T-Square of your Sun to Mars and Pluto. That gives you intensely powerful energy, and since Mars is sitting on your midheaven (career) you are likely to sink that energy into career matters. It can sometimes get away from you. I would not want to make you mad!

You have a ton of planets in your 6th house, suggesting that work as an act, (not your career) personal discipline and health are big issues for you. I would not be surprised if you had some weird, hard to diagnose condition, or if you followed a spiritual/new age type discipline for your health since you have Neptune there.

Your part of fortune (lucky spot) is in the twelfth house of the unseen, so charitable acts, behind the scene activity (such as publishing online) and playing secret Santa are all lucky for you.

Every chart has 12 houses, each house has a group of meanings. Things associated with your lucky spot are prayer, or talking to god (in a personal way, not religion) charitable acts, and working behind the scenes, also institutions (which are mostly charitable, but can include prisons) so doing things related to these things is lucky for you.”