Letters to the Editor
Dear reader, I have added
this section to share letters I have received that represent
good questions and interesting comments. I hope you enjoy
this new section of Astrology Zone! Names have been changed
to protect the privacy of the reader.
As a new person in the study of astrology, do forced births
change natal charts or have an effect on them? I am thinking
of a situation where the mother of the new child delivers
a child at a specific day and time by C-Section. Thank you.
Dear Robert: Many people write with this question, and
it is a very valid question. The answer is that you are born
when you are destined be born, so astrologers always use the
actual time of birth, not the due date, nor the conception
date. It is of no consequence if the birth was a C-section
by appointment or a natural birth.
Since you have such a wide following, perhaps
it would be a good idea if you established one special day
per month for all your readers to pray for world peace and
healing. These continual prayers offered by large numbers
of people should have remarkable results. Just an idea. But
with all the corruption and fighting that has been publicized
lately, this one simple act performed by many individuals
could ultimately have a major positive impact on our world.
Thanks for all that you do.
That was a lovely letter, Mandy. When I called a day of
prayer on July 19 I was not sure how my readers would respond.
We were blown away by the wonderful messages, and the touching
posts on the message board, some from readers living in the
middle east who experience the terror of war on both sides
of the boarder. I feel we should always choose specific days
to come together—I never want them to be routine. Still,
I love the sentiments of your letter.
I really love your site and find your monthly horoscopes engaging,
and in many cases, eerily accurate with events in my life.
I have two questions. First, I read your monthly forecasts
for my Sun sign (Scorpio) and rising sun (Leo). Which do you
feel is more important? Or do you feel they are both of equal
My second question is this. My sun sign (Scorpio) falls in
the 4th house in my natal chart. Now lets say another person’s
Scorpio Sun falls in the 6th house in their natal chart. Would
this alter in any way the monthly horoscope interpretations?
Or is a Scorpio monthly forecast good for all Scorpio's?
Again, I love your site and have referred it to several friends
because of how good I think it is. Keep up the good work,
Those are good questions. First, you should
always read for BOTH your Sun sign, Scorpio and your rising
sign Leo. The rising sign is the sign that was very dominant
on the eastern horizon as you were being born. The only way
you can know your rising sign is to cast a horoscope chart
to the exact day, month, year, city and time of birth, to
the minute. Once you know your rising sign, it never changes—it
is yours for life. Your rising sign has much to do with the
personality you were supposed to have—in this case,
for you, that was Leo.
We all have two charts, our natal chart that
is done very precisely (as described above) and one that relates
to our Sun sign. If you read one without the other, you will
only have half the picture—extremely good, thorough
astrologers look at both solar charts and natal charts. I
Now if a Scorpio has the Sun in the sixth
house, they have Gemini rising. If you have Scorpio in your
fourth house, you have Aquarius rising. Your Scorpio friend
with the Sun in the sixth house would read for Gemini and
Scorpio. You would read for Leo and Scorpio.
Readers who don’t know their horoscopes
can check their natal horoscope by looking on the Internet
for free charts. The problem is they don’t explain the
chart, and some are hard even for me to read. One popular
site is www.astro.com.
You can also order my book, My Personal Horoscope,
a 72-page, illustrated book, printed on demand, all about
you. In the book you will see a big section addressing your
rising sign (also called ascendant). The book comes from Holland,
so it takes five weeks—well worth the wait! Our books
are very accurate.
As I said, however, there are free sites
out there, so you can check those on the ‘net too.
I just had to tell you my story. You had mentioned
a day for romance, and so I made sure I went to a party that
night. It turned out to be quite disappointing, so I came
home early and planned to go to bed early.
However, my phone rang at about 11:00 PM—it
was one of my best friends, asking me to come out again to
another party. Normally I would not have gone, but technically
it was still that “wonder day” you had written
about. I got dressed again and met my friend, who had brought
someone along. That other person turned out to be the love
of my life, my soul mate. We are going to wed soon, and I
just wanted you to know how your forecast changed my life!
When the above letter came in by email several
weeks ago, this beautiful letter was read to me aloud by a
member of my staff. We were all so touched. I never forgot
it, either. However, when we tried to retrieve it for this
column, it had somehow disappeared, perhaps due to a mis-filing.
I have recreated the letter as best I could from memory, because
it touched me so deeply, and thought it might touch you, too,
If you happen to be the author of this letter,
please write to me again. I am so upset that we lost your
actual words, and if it should come in, I will print it as
you wrote it!
Thank you for sharing that amazing story with us.
I am a Pisces with a wonderful story to share.
Two months ago, in June, I was interviewed for a promotion.
I was surprised I didn't hear back and later heard the position
was filled. I guess I was blown away by the fact it was the
first interview I have ever had in my life without being hired
Two weeks ago, I interviewed for another promotion
and things seemed very positive. One of the positions had
been filled, however they created a new position just for
me. Company policy requires that the job had to be posted
on the company site before any job can be awarded. I was waiting
for the people I was dealing with to have this done today
or tomorrow. The VP of the division said it's the only thing
we are waiting on. I expect Thursday or Friday things will
Get this! Just as I was writing this note to you today. I
received a phone call from the first interview that happened
in June. Seems he has the perfect position for me (just created)
and wants me to make a choice tomorrow before the position
How do you like that? Just as you had forecast.
You said that two options would come up around September 6th.
You are just the best! I am so excited!
Thank you for your forecasts, and keep them
Wow, that was an encouraging story, Charles!
Let us know if you get the job—and if so, which one