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Wednesday 16 December 2009

Beethoven: Brilliant. And bi-polar?

Born in a Bonn this day in the 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven was probably the greatest romantic composer of all time. Sadly, at the age of 26 his hearing began to decline. However, this did not prevent him from continuing to compose and perform.

He also suffered from major mood swings that nowadays might be attributed to bipolar disorder.

What does I Ching Astrology reveal about Beethoven's character and genius?

His 5 T'ai Chi Birth Star gave him a comanding and a controlling presence.

His 1 Water Inner Star gave him his depth, soul and romanticism.

However, it was his 9 Fire Outer Star that gave him the colour, passion and flamboyance that he was so famous for.

Bipolar disorder often manifests in debilitating and erratic behavious: from stillness (Water) to manic states (Fire). His Inner and Outer Stars confirm this potential.

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Tuesday 15 December 2009

Joe McElderry Enjoys the Fame!

X Factor winner on Sunday night in the UK was Joe and he has the charismatic and very visible 9 Fire Birth Star. 2009 is a 9 Fire Year in I Ching Astrology which means that the 9 Fire Stars are taking centre stage until February 4th, 2010. He and other 9 Fire Stars have the opportunity now for re birth or invention.

On the same night while 19 million viewers tuned into the X Factor another 5 million were watching soccer legend Ryan Giggs at the age of 36 receive the prestigious Sports Personality of the Year Award. Giggs is another 9 Fire Birth Star.

What of second placed Olly Murs? He has the charming and witty 7 Lake Birth Star. But Fire melts the metal in the 7 Star. Fire will have the upper hand. But there were only two real winners on the night. Manchester United manager of Ryan Giggs - Sir Alex Ferguson- and Simon Cowell. Both the direct and determined 5 T'ai Chi Birth Stars who will benefit greatly from the publicity.


Monday 14 December 2009

Roald Amundsen first to the South Pole

After an amazing, yet unintentional "race" between the British, led by the doomed Captain Robert Scott, and the Norwegians, Roald Amundsen was first to the South Pole on this day in 1911.

Capt Scott, a 6 Heaven Birth Star, tragically died with his companions on the return leg.

However, Amundsen went on to open up the North West passage and to be first man to visit both the South and the North Pole. He was lost on a rescue mission in June 1928.

His 2 Earth Birth Star gave him his detail-minded and meticulous nature.

It was his 6 Heaven Inner Star that gave him leadership, pride and confidence and this would have rubbed off on his team.

His 1 Water Outer Star, which he shared with Scott, gave him his sense of adventure. In my research I have discovered many explorers have the 1 Water Star in their profile. They take on the characteristic of water, which tends to find and explore every nook and cranny in its path.

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Sunday 13 December 2009

Working out your I Ching Star?

There are nine different Stars in I Ching Astrology and they all relate to one of the eight trigrams in the I Ching and the T'ai Chi itself.

It is important to remember that the I Ching Astrology year begins on the first day of the Chinese Solar Year, 4 February, annually. Therefore, anyone born between 1 January and 3 February, actually belongs to the previous year...

Take an example, such as John Lennon or Pele, who were both born in 1940.

Start by adding all the digits in their year of birth:

1+9+4+0 = 14

Add them again to get a figure below 11:


Now take away from 11:

11-5 = 6 Heaven Birth Star

This formula can be used to look at any date.

The 6 Heaven Star represents: clarity, dominion, leadership, focus, clarity and accuracy. For mini profiles of all the Birth Stars go to


Saturday 12 December 2009

Emerson Fittipaldi

Born today in 1946 this gifted Brazilian racing driver has been a winner in Formula One and CART championship as well. To cap this incredible skill he also won the Indianapolis 500 twice. On one occasion battling to the end with Al Unser Jnr, a 2 Earth Birth Star.

I saw him race in England in 1971 at the Race of the Champions. He has the inspiring and brilliant 9 Fire Birth Star. As a driver this brings out his impulsive and enlightened nature. The 9 Fire Star is frequently very successful in whatever field of endeavour. They see possibility and take their chance. There is also a very sensitive and spiritual side of the 9 Fire Star. After he survived a horrendous light aircraft crash on his farm in Brazil, Emerson became a born again Christian.

Other 9 Fire Birth Stars include: Bowie, Mother Theresa, J Nicholson and Cher. What is your Birth Star?


Friday 11 December 2009

Wind blows hot in the Kitchen

Today, TV chef, Marco Pierre White turns 48.

Is there any hint of his explosive personality in his I Ching Astrology Stars?

His 3 Thunder Birth Star gives an immediate clue! Fast, impatient, rash, creative and noisy... and that is just for starters.

For the main course, his 4 Wind Inner Star provides another explosive mix of emotions. These range from sensitivity to complete control freakery... all rolled into one!

As for dessert, it is the 4 Wind Outer Star again, served up differently. His behaviour will be changeable, intuitive and at times completely unpredictable... like the Wind itself.

Happy Birthday, Marco!


Thursday 10 December 2009

Today is an 8 Mountain Day

The solid and immovable Mountain rules the roost today! What does this reveal for your I Ching Astrology Birth Star?

These are my thoughts.

For the 7 Lake and 6 Heaven Stars the day is likely to be fast, creative and very energizing!

A little unpredictable and changeable for the 8 Mountain Star.

Quiet, still, spiritual, but powerfully productive on an inspirational level for the 2 Earth, 4 Wind and 5 T'ai Chi Stars.

Time to harvest, get paid, seal a contract or even to party for the fun loving 9 Fire Star and the bubbly 1 Water Star.

But ultimately the day shines brightly on the 3 Thunder Star! It is their day to be seen and noticed!


Wednesday 9 December 2009

Joan Armatrading MBE, 59 today!

Born on the West Indian island of St Kitts, Joan came to live in the UK in 1957.

Does I Ching Astrology reveal anything about her broody and deep style of singing?

To begin with her 5 T'ai Chi Birth Star allows her to mix and blend so many types of music to form her own unique style - a fusion of reggae, pop, folk, rock and jazz.

Her 1 Water Inner Star gives her the depth and the soul to visit the full spectrum of emotions.

But it is her 9 Fire Outer Star gives her the passion, the success and the fame.

Her brilliant 5-1-9 Profile is also matched by Dionne Warwick, born 9 years earlier on 12 December.

Joan received her MBE - to become a Member of the Order of the British Empire - from Prince Charles in October 2001 for her services to music.

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Tuesday 8 December 2009

Desperate Housewife turns 45 today

American actress Teri Hatcher is 45 today. Her charming and slightly scatty personality portrayed in the hit TV series "Desperate Housewives" is true to life casting

Her 9 Fire Birth Star gives her that mesmerising and passionate edge.

It is her 4 Wind Inner Star, though, that gives her that vague and emotional and flighty nature.

But to cap it all her 1 Water Outer Star gives us the impression that she is wobbly, sexy and scatter-brained

As with Houdini and David Blaine, who share the same 9-4-1 Profile, you never know what to expect next!

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Monday 7 December 2009

The 4 Wind Month Begins Today

With the central presence of the trigram Wind this month, the inference is that change is in the air. Nothing concrete or yang but certainly a wind of change. Here is how I see the month ahead for all the I Ching Astrology Birth Stars.

4 Wind Star: Definitely a changeable time. A time to let go and embrace the new.

5 T'ai Chi Star: You are the Boss this month! Clear, focussed and motivated.

6 Heaven Star: Party time! Avoid taking yourself or others too seriously!

7 Lake Star: A deep and quiet month. You will gain some very profound insights.

8 Mountain Star: Time to be seen! Fire is in the air! Passion and expression, too!

9 Fire Star: Time to chill. Focus on your health and well being.

1 Water Star: Planning time. Shake hands on that deal! Love is in the air!

2 Earth Star: You are on the up and up! Enjoy!

3 Thunder Star: A superb month. Full on. But keep your feet on the ground!


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