You and your star!
The great Milton wrote over his own autograph in his Bible now preserved in the British Museum.
"The Stan o’er man’s poor trivial body ride
And raise or lower it easier than the tide."
C H A P T E R I
The zodiacal influence for the month of January in general. Its effect on the character, disposition, finance and health of persons born in this period of the year.
THE MONTH of January comes under the Zodiacal Sign of Capricorn. The “cusp” of this Sign commences on or about December 21ˢᵗ. The “cusp” lasts for seven days, consequently the full influence of this Sign comes into power about the 28ᵗʰ of December and lasts until the 21ˢᵗ of January, when another seven days “cusp” begins under the influence of the next incoming Sign—Aquarius, Third House of the Triplicity of Air.
Capricorn is the Third House of the Earth Triplicity. Its Planetary Ruler is Saturn ( Positive ). It is also called the House of Saturn.
If you are born in this month the basic principles of your character and disposition are as follows:
' A nature ambitious, militant, energetic and persevering. You are capable of enormous efforts towards the attainment of a desired object. The planet Saturn, which owing to this month you symbolize, is the embodiment of all that is cautious and discreet.' You will never take any important step without profound deliberation and unless you are absolutely certain of the result. There is no speculative element in Saturn/ You are skeptical, analytical, somewhat suspicious, slow to accept new theories, but broad-minded and open to conviction. The mental force is strong, philosophical and scientific in character; you are a deep thinker and a great reasoner.
In religion the testimony is inclined to be fanatical in its earnestness, or the mind may swing to the opposite pole and believe in nothing. Above all things, you worship intellect, and can forgive almost anything of your friends if they are endowed with unusual intelligence or talent.
You are exceedingly quick in your intuitions of people and things, but are inclined to be too easily discouraged in your plans, and fall into a despondent state at the first rebuff or disappointment Your views on love, duty and social economics will be always unique, and on this account you will often be regarded as odd and eccentric by those around you. Being high-minded and independent, you must lead in whatever you undertake or you will lose interest in your work. You abhor restraint of any kind and revolt against anything of an obligatory nature, though in strange contradiction you show profound respect for tradition and authority. Life to you is a very serious but involved problem, and you will be inclined to revel in its most pessimistic phases.
Constant work and industry becomes with you a kind of mania, but by plodding and quietly working with a given end in view, you will gain much more than by excitement or hurry. You are likely to rise through your own personal efforts and power of individuality far above the sphere of your birth. Your character is essentially positive, but you need to cultivate cheerfulness, as there is likely to be a strong tendency to hypochondria and melancholia.
As a general rule you will be much misunderstood by others. You will not easily mix with people; you will have few close friends, but at heart feel very much alone.
You will make many enemies by nearly always espousing the unpopular cause or the “underdog” in any dispute.
You would do best by aiming at some form of public life, such as in municipal affairs or in connection with politics, government life, or positions of responsibility and trust.
The Saturnian influence bearing upon this question for you born in January indicates a vigorous constitution and good physical stamina. At the same time, there is a strong tendency to depression and despondency which, if not acted against, will induce bilious attacks, trouble with the gall bladder, ulcers in the stomach, derangements of the digestive organs, and stoppages of the intestines. You should cultivate optimism and cheerful society in order to keep in good health. Cold will seriously affect you, and unless you are careful you will be likely to suffer from asthma, bronchial catarrh and such like ailments. High dry climates will suit you better than living in low altitudes.
Study well your diet and keep up the circulation by adequate exercise, also avoid draughts, damp and cold winds. Plenty of change is absolutely essential for you, but it should never be a change to solitude. If your outlook should ever become limited or cramped, and conditions show signs of giving way, your innate gloom may turn to hypochondria unless you exert every force in your nature to cultivate die spirit of cheerfulness.
You will greatly desire to make a home for yourself in the country, and if possible, on some height on the side of a mountain or on some hilly place. You should never allow yourself to live in low-lying, wet or damp places, as you will have a very decided tendency to develop rheumatism, gout, pains and swellings in the feet. You are also likely to meet more accidents to the ankles, feet and legs, than is the lot of most people.
The dominate influence of Saturn ruling your birth-month is not a favourable significator as it causes delays, hindrances and limitations in regard to financial advancement, at least in the early part of the life.
Advancement, gain and success in money is promised by industry, slow plodding perseverance and by carefulness, thrift and economy. In fact, you are more likely to acquire wealth through your own personal efforts than by any dint of good fortune. Advantageous investments for you would be in land or house property, the building up of factories dealing especially in coal, lead or iron products, machinery for transport work or agriculture, the developing of farming enterprises and all things solid and concrete.
You will experience much difficulty in obtaining money that should be yours by right and you should never lend without security, or you would be sure to lose. You should always see that the concerns in which you invest your money are established on solid foundations as these will be more fortunate to you than things of the more purely speculative order.
MARRIAGE, UNIONS, PARTNERSHIP, ETC.
You will find your most harmonious relationship in persons born in your own Sign (Capricorn ) Third House of Earth, December 21ˢᵗ to January 21ˢᵗ. In Taurus, April 20ᵗʰ to May 20ᵗʰ, First House of Earth; or Virgo, August 21ˢᵗ to September 20ᵗʰ, Second House of Earth, and in the seven days of the “cusp” at the beginning and ending of each of these periods; also persons born in the exact opposite part of the year to your own, in this case from about the 27ᵗʰof July to September 27ᵗʰ.
IMPORTANT TO READERS
It has been established by scientific observation that there are only Nine Planets in our Earth’s Solar System that relate to life in this world. It has also been demonstrated by scientists that an exactly similar Solar System is repeated in the molecules revolving round 11 atoms in nature.
In the same way there are only Nine Numbers by which all calculations on this earth are made. Beyond the numbers of 1 to 9 the rest are repetitions, a 10 being simply a 1 with a zero, an 11 is 1 plus1, a 2; a 12 is 1 plus 2, a 3, and so on. Every number, no matter how large, can be reduced to a single figure by what is called “natural addition" adding from left to right. The final single digit that remains is called the “spirit or soul number” of the previous numbers added together.
It therefore follows that all Birthdates come into the 1-9 scale and respond to the numbers given to the Nine Planets of our Solar System. A person born on the 10ᵗʰ, 19ᵗʰ, or 28ᵗʰ of a month is as equally a “Number One” individual, as if they had been born on the single 1. Their characteristics vary according to the position of their month in the Zodiac, as is explained in the following pages.