Chinese Report: The New Astrology Sample Printout:
YOU ARE A SCORPIO/GOAT
INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW ASTROLOGY
The New Astrology report blends Western signs with Chinese signs and comes up with 144 "New" signs. If you are a Sagittarius and were born in the OX year 1949, then you are a Sagittarius/Ox. Simple. Take your regular, familiar astrological sign and match it with the animal sign of the year you were born. And you have found your New astrological sign.
Everybody has a dual nature. Some people are naturally greedy and grasping about money. But surprise! These same people can be generous to a fault in emotional ways, strewing sentiment and affection on their entourage like Santa Claus on a gift binge. People are complicated. They baffle us with their contradictory behavior. We even confuse ourselves with our own haunting ambivalences. How come you get along with Jack and care so much about him when in fact he gets on your nerves? Jack has an abrasive personality. You know that. But you can't help liking the guy. He fascinates you. Why? It's a dilemma. With a solution.
The New Astrology attempts to help us understand human behavior within the universe through the "marriage" of occidental and oriental astrology.
The Chinese have divided time differently from us Westerners. Whereas we have 100-year centuries, the Chinese have periods of sixty years. We divide our centuries into ten decades. The Chinese divide their sixty-year spans into "dozencades" or twelve-year periods.
In the West, we divide our year up twelve times by its suns. Each 30 day month has its own astrological name. Every year our cycle begins anew. In the East, each year within the twelve-year dozencade has its own animal name. At the end of each twelve-year period the Chinese cycle begins anew.
The twelve occidental months have celestial sign names: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. The twelve oriental years have animal sign names: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Cat, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. In both cases the astrological sign name refers to the character of people born under its influence. The cycles of names always repeat in the same order.
So, in fact, everybody in the world has not just one, but two main astrological signs: a Western "month" sign and an Oriental "year" sign. One sign is complementary to the other. Taken together, they show us more about the individual than either one can on its own. In the New Astrology, if someone is born in Aries and is also born in a Horse year, that person's New Astrology sign is Aries/Horse. Aries/Horses, as you will see, are not the same as Aries/Cats or Aries/Tigers.
There are 144 New Astrology signs. Each is a combined East/West sign. Through the New Astrology we can learn to get along better with our friends, family and loved ones. We can find out why we tend not to harmonize with certain people. We can improve our knowledge of them, and of ourselves.
Western and Chinese Astrology Ruling Elements:
Western astrology uses four ruling elements:
Fire, Air, Earth, Water. Each Western astrological sign is ruled by one of these elements:
Chinese astrology, on the other hand, uses five ruling elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. To allow for movement to occur and bring about change, Chinese philosophy calls upon the five elements as agents of change and reaction. Change, the Chinese think, derives from the influence of the five main elements-Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water-on the basic Yin or Yang energies. Like in the old rock, paper, scissors game that we played as kids, each of these five Chinese elements has the ability to control and/or destroy the previous element, and is capable of producing the element that directly follows it. In the regenerative cycle of the elements, Water engenders Wood. Wood begets Fire. Fire burns to Earth. Earth creates Metal and Metal gives way to Water.
Each sign in Western astrology is ruled by one or more of ten planets or heavenly bodies. These are the "stars" astrologers are always said to be gazing at. The planets influence a sign's character. Your position in the heavens helps to predict the future.
Aries is ruled by Mars representing: Impulse, Action, Bravery.
Taurus is ruled by Venus representing: Acceptance, Vanity, Love.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury representing: the Intellect, Change, Adaptability.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon representing: Receptivity, Emotion, Viscera.
Leo is ruled by the Sun representing: Assertiveness, Will, Majesty.
Virgo is ruled by Mercury representing: Analysis, Absorption, Logic.
Libra is ruled by Venus representing: Sociability, Persuasion, Luxury.
Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Pluto representing Courage, Creation, Passion.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter representing: Expansion, Vision, Justice.
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn representing: Solitude, Rigidity, Ambition.
Aquarius is ruled by Saturn and Uranus representing: Individuality, Cosmic Consciousness, Obligation.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune and Jupiter representing: Enigma, Inspiration, Compassion.
Chinese astrology does not concern itself with celestial bodies. If Chinese astrologers look to nature for influence, they consult the climatic changes on Earth, the seasons or the moon's effects on the Earth.
Western astrology uses three different qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable.
CARDINAL: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn-Dynamic, Authoritative, Active, Energetic.
FIXED: Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius-Concrete, Limited, Purposeful, Conscientious.
MUTABLE: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces-Moving, Adaptable, Harmonizing, Versatile.
Are the Yin and the Yang Qualities Too?
Yes. In Chinese astrology, yin and yang are qualities. But yin and yang are far more powerful than our qualities because yin and yang are the two major and only forces in the Chinese philosophical universe. For them, everything present in the universe is either yin or else it is yang. Everything. Tables, chairs, light bulbs, cousins, aunts, uncles and kitchen sinks!
In a way, yin and yang can be compared, in Western culture, to the application in certain languages of the qualities of "masculine" or "feminine" to inanimate objects or intangible nouns. Though it does not seem to make sense, in French a table is feminine. A log is feminine. A shoe is also feminine. Parks are masculine. Lakes too. Feet are masculine. So are eyes and foreheads. But mouths and even teeth are feminine. Worry is masculine. So are gossip and lipstick and panty hose.
Though we may want to look for sexual significance in the application of gender to nouns, there is none. That's what makes it so difficult to remember from one language to the next whether a noun is considered masculine or feminine. Is the application of gender to nouns then perfectly arbitrary? Well, it must have come from somewhere. But nobody knows exactly how, when or why.
There are no genders in the Chinese language. But, without saying how, when or why, Chinese philosophers can feel whether a thing or a person or an idea is yin or yang. It's just there. A known fact. Yin is rooted in the sun. Its goal is darkness. Yang is rooted In the Earth. Its goal is light.
Like everything else, each Chinese animal sign is either yin or yang.
YIN: Rat, Ox, Monkey, Cat, Dog, Pig.
YANG: Horse, Goat, Tiger, Rooster, Dragon, Snake
What is Yin and What is Yang?
The Chinese say that yin people are mainly interested in what happens in groups. They are frequently preoccupied with the organization of collective or communal events. They are attracted to politics. They are self-confident. They trust nobody. They need success to survive. They worship efficiency. They are always questing after well-being for themselves and for those they love or like. They have good health and long life but may be prone to accidents. They don't smile a lot. They dress conservatively. They are not spiritual. They love their families. They are material.
The way I see it, yin is open, civilized, interested in the good of others. Yin likes parties, feasts, holidays, sex and anything else that provides it with intense company. Yin is not feminine. But it is sometimes said to be subjective. Yin is active in the world. Other-directed. Public. It is different from and equal to yang.
The Chinese say that yang people are loners. They are individualistic. They are meditative. They are spiritual. They smile a lot. They have no sense of groups or family. They have delicate health. They like to dress for show. They avoid chains of command. They love nature. They are nonmaterial. Their only goal in life is personal development. They are objective. They keep their own counsel.
The way I see it, yang is closed, unsociable, private. Yang likes books, music, gardening, long walks or anything that brings him closer to himself and nature. Yang is solitary. Self-directed. Yang's equilibrium comes from within.
Your Sun Sign (Western Astrology)
Your Sun sign is Scorpio.
Month: Approximately October
24 to November 22.
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the occidental zodiac.
Characteristics of Scorpios:
DEDICATION, INSPIRATION, SOVEREIGNTY, TENDERNESS, MAGNETISM, DISCIPLINE.
Scorpio sins may include: MERCILESSNESS, SADISM, FANATICISM, SUSPICION, REVENGE, INTRANSIGENCE.
I remember when I first saw a real live scorpion. It was smallish, about as long as half of your pinkie. The beast was blackish brown and cowering in the corner of a friend's tennis court changing room. The au pair girl stood nearby with a large broomstick and fire in her eyes, How long the scorpion would have gone on cringing I will never know. Hermione, the girl in question, squashed it dead. It did not have time to sting itself.
I had always imagined a scorpion as a sort of giant crablike combination lizard / hippopotamus / lobster spouting flames from a poisonous tail ready to strike at all times. The poor insignificant creature so readily squashed with a broom handle made me feel sorry for it, although I'm certain that had I found this same creepy-crawly in my bed or shoe, my heart would not have gone out to it.
The point here is that Scorpio people bear a very close resemblance to the scorpion in this story. At first you seem all shiny and cute and not too significant. You give the impression you could be done in with a toothpick. You are sensitive, retiring, reserved and mysterious. If you see Scorpios at a party or in public, you may hardly notice them at first. You don't appear to pose a threat. But find a Scorpio in your bed?
It is said Scorpios are self-destructive, I don't know many. Some say you are cruel. Some claim you are a dictator. Others say that you are vengeful and attack only the weakest spot in others. When people ask your sign, you may want to say, "I am an inoffensive Scorpio."
Because Scorpios have the reputation for being ultrasexy, it sounds terrific to be a Scorpio. But let me tell you that just because you are sexy don't mean you have more fun. Recall all the tight spots being sexy gets you into. Think of all the people who end up hating or being hated by you. Being a Scorpio is not all that it's cracked up to be. It's a lot of hard work.
Scorpions are definitely vengeful. And you are domineering and self-centered and, well, colorful. You like to see inside other people's heads and then see how you can direct that person's life. You are self-confident to a fault. You love the occult and crave mystery and intrigue. You are determined and impulsive.
Your Chinese animal sign is GOAT.
Goat is Yang. Goat is the eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.
Goats have the following characteristics:
INVENTION WHIMSY SENSITIVITY GOOD MANNERS PERSEVERANCE TASTE.
Goat sins may include: PARASITISM PESSIMISM LACK OF FORESIGHT IMPRACTICALITY TARDINESS WORRY.
Goats need security. Yet most of the time you don't know how to create it for yourself. You like to feel that whatever it takes to keep you comfortable and warm will always be available for the taking. You are a peace-loving and dependent soul who, according to the Chinese, thrives best in fertile fields belonging chiefly to other, more go-getting people.
You live in the present. You are capable of enormous protracted effort and can work steadily round the clock day after day, night after night, until you drop. Then for three weeks you may not get out of bed. Time, in the way others conceive it, doesn't exist for you. Now is now and there is no future or past. Goats don't have much sense of consequence. If you paint a wall, you are painting that wall. And it will be beautifully smooth. But you don't necessarily see that your wall relates to surrounding walls and that if you paint yours blue, it might not match the others. Blue is pretty. Blue is now.
Matching is, however, something that Goat people do very well - and often. You are practically never unattached. Either you remain part of a tight, united family unit or else you evolve from that into a strong couple commitment. You don't like to be on the loose.
So far, Goats sound exasperating, don't they? Well, don't despair yet. Goats are also wonderful. You are enormously creative. You can invent almost anything from scratch, and whatever you make with your hands is lovely. You can build and repair and craft better than anybody else. Goats are gifted for fantasy and bring into the lives of all who surround them a touch of fancy and an atmosphere of charm unparalleled.
Warm, accommodating, easygoing, inertia-worshiping Goat people bring out the worst in intrinsically active, bossy folks. What's worse, you don't really mind if people yell at you and tell you off. It's all right if the kitchen's on fire. You will bring the bandages and drive the ambulance. But you will not join in the hysteria.
The quotient of impracticability among Goats is very elevated. You don't cotton to rules and regulations. If it is going to take three years for you to finish a task, then it will take three years. You don't want to know about deadlines. You can't stop your lofty creative pursuits for something so banal as work!
You need to be pushed in order to succeed. You are likely so talented at what you do that you will become famous. (possibly very famous). But most times they can't cut through the difficult red tape and string-pulling necessary for success in the big bad world. You don't like to hurry or plan. You prefer to do your own work at home, show it to a chosen few friends and starve until someone shows up with the groceries.
The rare times when you really want something, you do know how to go after it. You also make a formidable enemy. Because you are a dreamer and a muser, you spend a lot of time thinking up baroque schemes designed to unhinge your adversaries.
Your Chinese and Western Astrology Sign
You are a Scorpio/Goat. The description below applies to you.
The Attributes of Scorpio are:
DEDICATION MERCILESSNESS SOVEREIGNTY FANATICISM MAGNETISM REVENGE INSPIRATION SADISM TENDERNESS SUSPICION DISCIPLINE INTRANSIGENCE. "I create" Water, Mars, Fixed.
The Attributes of Goat are:
INVENTION PARASITISM LACK OF FORESIGHT SENSITIVITY PERSEVERANCE TARDINESS WHIMSY PESSIMISM GOOD MANNERS TASTE IMPRACTICALITY WORRY. "I depend" Negative Fire, Yang.
By combining creativity with dependency, you might think we would come up with a sort of brilliant layabout genius. Yet Scorpios born in Goat years are busily inventive and perhaps the least lazy of all Goat subjects.
Nonetheless, you tend to live off the endeavors of others. By this, I certainly don't mean that you refuse to work on your own. Far from it. But your choice of work is invariably dependent on a structure coming from without. You are not disciplined people and should not attempt to be. You simply must recognize that your genius overrides your need for order. Then, you can set about getting your life structured by outside forces. This force can take the form of a marriage, a business, a child or two, a project, a course of study or even a lover or mistress.
But whatever the structure, you can be certain it does not come from within you. Inside, you are a roiling cauldron of invention, new ideas, schemes, plans and dreams - some of them realizable and many of them totally off-the-wall useless.
You see, you are the opposite of practical. You are eccentric and erratic. You have spurts of genius and are truly gifted for artistic endeavor. But you are also hyper-idealistic about your projects. You want your plans followed (by others of course) to the letter. You operate largely for the sake of your own gain. You want the glory and the returns. This makes you, despite your good intentions, an unwitting user.
You are interested in absolutely everything. You like to be aware of all news and up to date on styles, and you follow the careers of new artists with zeal. You are even a tiny bit snobbish intellectually, and you are a blatant know-it-all. There is no subject upon which you will not attempt to expound. You require good listeners who just sit there with their ears open. You'll tell them everything they need to know, and then some.
To the naked eye you may appear fragile and delicate, as though you might not survive a brisk wind. Yet inside the frail, brittle shell is a person of gorilla strength. The eccentric dress and the bizarre behavior are meant to throw people off, to make them think there isn't really a Scorpio in there at all. You are no stranger to the use of force. You feel that you already understand all the alternatives (and you frequently do). So more often than not, you will opt for the head-on collision rather than lollygagging or dithering on about which direction to take.
Under the guise of expansive generosity, adopting poor relations, and jettisoning silver dollars at bums on the street, you are after the last penny in transactions of all sorts. You like to think of yourself as philanthropic. But you are actually quite unashamedly miserly.
The beauty of Scorpio/Goat is your curiosity. You want to know how to play the piano and dance the tango, ride horses and program computers. You're earnestly attracted to cultural events and enjoy great talent of your own. If you can find the necessary structure, your innumerable talents can blossom. Without it, you may become dissipated and disillusioned.
Here is one of the chances for structure from outside. Often you find yourself a hardy, clever, stronger partner who lays down certain subtle rules and regulations so that you can get on with your busy life. In the same way that your appearance of fragility will serve as a cover, your mate may not come across as strong. "Patricia's sick. We can't go out tonight." "John is depressed. Sorry I can't give you a hand with that piano." In truth, both Patricia and John can run rings around you and me -move that piano, tote that barge, lift that bale - but you like people to think otherwise. You like nothing better than a good fight. You are strong-willed and quite unabashedly selfish. You are, however, fascinating, interesting, and extremely faithful to your partners.
A fine kinship exists between you and the Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces/Pig family. Go for it. Or else follow your inclination toward Cats and take up with a Virgo, Capricorn or Pisces feline. Virgo and Pisces/Horses can both form a harmonious intimacy with you. I'd like to see you with a subtly forceful Snake. But not a Leo or Pisces/Snake. There may be some animosity between you and Taurus or Aquarius/Oxen. You also have a slight aversion to the Leo/Dog, and you're not exactly crazy about Aquarius/Tigers either.
HOME AND FAMILY:
The interior of the Scorpio/Goat household is often impressive. You love beautiful things and do not disdain luxury. Your home will be cleverly decorated and just a tad bohemian or artsy. You are not much in the kitchen, so that area may be naked. But check out the pile of art magazines on the hand-hewn coffee table, the little Giacometti in the corner, that Picasso etching over the harpsichord.
Parenting is something you claim to be very interested in. I've never been so sure. You definitely require the affection you get from children and you also enjoy returning same. But you are not really very wise about your kids' tricks. You let yourself (and your guests) be walked over by Junior's robot tanks and Sissy's performing hamsters. It's quite a mess in the kids' rooms and you would even like it to be a bit worse, if you please. You are a cheerful parent, but indulgent.
With the proper education and the right dose of discipline as a child, you can train for a serious profession like sculpture or medicine or film editing or direction or creative writing, or more than one of those. The multiple talents can be a giant trump card. But getting you to stick to one art long enough to make anything of it is the problem. You function well in office situations as long as you get all the attention and can innovate to your heart's content.
As a boss, you will be lovable, and most often bankrupt -or at least you say you are. I have always noticed that Scorpio/Goats hide wealth from employees. As an employee, you work hard (even round the clock if necessary) in an erratic kind of way. You get the job done, and you want lots of praise.
Some good career choices for Scorpio/Goats are:
Singer, poet, commercial artist, painter, sculptor, interior decorator, movie director, hairdresser, dance instructor, psychologist, plastic surgeon or jazz musician.
The Shah of Iran, Morley Safer, Annie Girardot, Joni Mitchell, Lisa Bonnet, Salvador Adamo, Yves Brayer, Bill Gates, Dan Rather, Ike Turner, Julia Roberts, Mike Nichols.