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Elfreda talks to interesting guests on Webtalk Radio. "Game Changer" is a show about self-exploration that leads to self-empowerment.

This week's interview -- 

Part 1: Atheists make better neighbors! Millions think that without religion, people would run wild in the streets. Not so!
Part 2: Bishop says the Bible is based on Astrology.

Ordained bishop reveals the truth about Astrology and Jesus.

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Learn Astrology - Why Sun Signs Don't Always Work

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The only claim we make is that we do everything in our power to plant that seed of curiosity.

Author: By Erik Vermilion


Astrology represents a piece of the celestial puzzle; there is no doubt about that. Mike O'Hare and Elfreda Pretorius, co-authors of the book this site, The Meadow, is dedicated to - have a very unusual story to tell, and it is not the one in the book! Astrologically, their circumstances are extraordinary:  they are direct opposites in the Zodiac to the day and to the hour. They did not meet until their epic novel was completed, but discovered some mind boggling things as they progressed: they both wrote to music, and they were always unbeknownst to each other, writing with the same piece of music. And there is much more! Now, what was it again about the stars, did you say? -- Elfreda Pretorius and Mike O'Hare


Learn Astrology - Why Sun Signs Don't Always Work

By Erik Vermilion


Why Some People Don't Resemble Their Sun Signs

Why don't I resemble my Sun sign?  Learn astrology to find out the answer in these lessons:


Lesson 1:  The Three Circles

In astrology, there are signs, houses, and constellations.  See, you are already learning astrology!


Lesson 2:  The Circle Of Constellations

The zodiac of constellations begins opposite to the star called "Spica" Sometimes the circle that begins opposite to Spica is divided into 12 equal parts called "signs".  But these "signs" are do not exactly correspond to the sizes and positions of the constellations.


The zodiac of constellations moves about in a circle, slowly.


Lesson 3:  The Circle Of Signs

Another batch of signs begins on the first day of spring.  It, like the other one, is divided into 12 equal parts, also called "signs."

Sometimes signs have been called "houses."


Lesson 4:  The Circle Of Houses

But lately, there is a 3rd circle that has been more commonly called by the name of "houses.'  It begins on the eastern horizon.  The eastern and western horizon, and the upper and lower meridian, in sky, are called "the 4 angles."

A meridian is a line from earth's pole to pole, in other words north pole, south pole.  This is extended into sky to form a meridian in the sky.


Lesson 5:  Strong And Weak Houses

There are 3 kinds of houses in astrology:

Angular houses are strong.  A planet, sun, or moon is in an angular house as it approaches the 4 angles - the horizon or the meridian.

Cadent houses are weak.  As a planet "falls" away from an angle, it becomes "cadent", which means "falling" in the Latin tongue.

Succeedent houses are midway between 2 angles, and are medium in strength.


Lesson 6:  To Where Is All Of This Leading?

So let me remind you why I gave to you so much background.  We are trying to answer the question, "Why do some folks not resemble their birthday signs?"  Birthday signs are also called "Sun's signs."


A person born when their Sun was in a cadent house has a weaker Sun, and does not resemble their Sun sign, unless strengthened some other way.  This means that only 2 out of 3 people resemble their Sun signs.


What You Can Do If You Keep This In Mind

If you keep this in mind, you can see why some people think that astrology may be bunk.


Lesson 7:  2 Kinds Of Capricorn Suns

Capricorn born in day is different from Capricorn born at night.

Day Capricorns (Sun above horizon) are very ambitious, whereas the night Capricorns just want to have a simple and enjoyable life. This is what I read, and my experience has borne it out, so far.


Lesson 8:  The Elvis Controversy

There has been a controversy about the birth's time of Elvis.  2 times have been dug up.  One of the times gives to him Sagittarius rising, and the other gives to him Taurus rising.

If Elvis was born with Sagittarius rising, then he was born at night, and he was not ambitious.  But if he was born with Taurus rising, then he was born in the day, and he was ambitious.

Do you think that Elvis was ambitious?


Lesson 9:  Selective Suns

Each house represents a milieu, for example 3rd house the neighborhood, 5th house the workplace, 9th house college or church, 12th house, privacy or confinement.

When the Sun is in a cadent house, the person is like their Sun sign, but only for that house.  In other words, Sun in Libra in the 6th house, they appear to others as a Libra only when they are in the workplace.


There are some wanderings from this law, and they are able to be read in the chart.


For example, if the Sun conjoins the lord of some other house, then the person is like their Sun sign in that house also.  Same way if Leo is on the cusp of that house.  If Sun is in the 12th house and conjunct to the lord of the 10th house, then the person appears to be a Pisces not only in privacy or intimacy, but also in their public image, which is the 10th house.


Lesson 10:  The First House Could Bump Out The Sun's Sign

The Sun is "powerful" strong when in Aries or Leo in an angular house.  In other cases, when the Sun is not angular or not in dignities (Aries or Leo), then a number of planets in one's first house can be so dominant, that the Sun sign might not be as noticeable as it would be in other charts.


Lesson 11:  Age

Children are more like their Sun signs than are older folks.  As they mature, they become more like their ascendants.  So the more mature a person is, the less likely they are to be like their Sun sign.


Lesson 12:  Exception

If the Sun is connected to the person's ascendant, they will stay connected to their Sun sign throughout life.  For examples, Leo rising, Sun in first house, or Sun conjunct to the lord of the first house.


That's It For Now


That's it for now, jadies and lentilmen.  Come back next time to acquire further erudition.

Erik Vermilion has been studying, practicing, and researching astrology since 1967, often full-time.  Check out his online resources:

To Learn To Read Horoscopes: []Erik's Astrology School

Find More Articles, Astrology Newsletter, And Sun-Sign Self-Help: []Erik's Astrology Page

Download An Astrological Financial Self-Help Manual:  " []How To Get Prosperity Through Your Birthday Astrology"

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Elfreda's first book overshadows "The Secret"

and is hailed as the new

"Celestine Prophecy".

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