The New Astrology
A Unique Blend of Western and Chinese Astrology
by Suzanne White
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July 6, 1946
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Introduction to "The New Astrology"
A Unique Blend of Western and Chinese Astrology
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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:
* Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.
* Fire signs are characterized by Movement, Obsession, Energy.
* Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.
* Air signs are characterized by Receptiveness, Intellect, Aspiration.
* Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
* Earth signs are characterized by Function, Practicality, Solidity.
* Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces;
* Water signs are characterized by Emotion, Compassion, Perception.
Chinese astrology uses five ruling elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth. The animal signs are governed by only four of these. All five elements are used elsewhere in Chinese astrology, but for our purposes in The New Astrology we need only know:
* Positive Metal-Monkey, Dog.
* Negative Metal-Rooster, Pig.
* Positive Water-Rat.
* Negative Water-Ox.
* Positive Wood-Tiger, Dragon
* Negative Wood-Cat.
* Positive Fire-Horse;
* Negative Fire-Snake, Goat.
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 Cancer.
Month: Approximately June 22 to July 23.
Cancer is the fourth sign of the occidental zodiac.
Characteristics of Cancerians:
IMAGINATION, AFFECTION, INSIGHT, CARING, TENACITY, CAUTION.
Cancerian sins may include: AVARICE, POSSESSIVENESS, IRRITABILITY, MOODINESS, DESPONDENCY, HYPERSENSITIVITY.
Emotion is your pitfall. As changeable as the Moon, you may shift in minutes from a stable, normal, "happy" individual into a victim of deep navy blue
feelings of gloom and doom. There's a quality of charming despair in your moodiness which can not only break hearts, but can sometimes actually win them. You make a fabulous partner for home-loving people. Your nest is where you feel safest and at your most secure. As security is the main preoccupation of most Cancers, a good home with comfy furnishings, a few kids and dogs and a built-in wall safe are about the best things that can happen to you. In this atmosphere of cushions and curtains you thrive. For the Cancer subject, home is love is home is love, etc.
Cancers are good at making money; you hold executive positions and assume responsibilities with aplomb. You will rarely find a poor-but-happy Cancer. You seldom decide to throw it all in and become a hippie or a freelance bohemian. You don't necessarily like the system or the constraints it places on you, but of all the signs of the Occidental zodiac, you are the most capable of placing nose to dull old grindstone and keeping it there. You want comfort for yourself, but you also enjoy providing for your family in a generous way.
Cancers are traditionalists. You may have hung portraits of your dour-looking grandparents, which you dug out of the attic because nobody else wanted them. They will surely be framed in antique frames and will hold the place or honor in your heart. You prefer antiques to formica and long for your son or daughter to become a doctor, a lawyer or a sure-fire accountant.
You know what loyalty and devotion mean. You usually make your friends young and keep them for life. And, as you are fairly steadfast, you are easily hurt if the friends in question do not return your devotion. You will forgive, but you never forget.
If someone asked me to describe the worst aspect of Cancer subjects, I would not say "moods" or "crabbiness." Instead I would have to speak of the Cancer's tendency to hypersensitivity. You are easily offended and susceptible to criticism the way six-year-olds are susceptible to chicken pox. A tiny word of criticism can bring on one of your legendary moods, and the criticizer may go on the black list for quite a long time.
You are jealous too. You own the people you live with and are possessive to a fault about your loved ones. You are not, however, tyrannical about this weakness. The idea is not "I bought you and therefore I own you." No. It's more like "I love you so much and care so profoundly that I cannot believe you dared be attracted to that other (less serious) person." You are also easily hurt by cutting remarks. In love, you give your all. It's impossible for you to understand someone who doles out their love in tiny eye-dropper doses.
Your Chinese Astrology Sign
Your Chinese animal sign is DOG.
Dog is Yin. Dog is the eleventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.
Dogs have the following characteristics:
CONSTANCY DUTY HEROISM INTELLIGENCE RESPECTABILITY MORALITY.
Dog sins may include: UNEASINESS CYNICISM CRITICISM UNSOCIABILITY SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS TACTLESSNESS.
People born in Dog years spend much of their time in an advanced state of suspicious outrage. You think the evil world is plotting against you, that the world is a dreadful place to live in, and that it's up to you to put things to rights. Dogs are crusaders. Give a you a cause to campaign for and you'll unearth every bone you've buried for the last ten years in order to see that justice is done. Thorough, diligent, faithful, honest, loyal and devoted - all of the above apply to you.
Even at your grumpiest, you are a lovable, if somewhat intractable, beast. You cannot be bothered with trifles because you are intensely involved in constructing an airtight case for some lawsuit.
Poor Doggie, you drag yourself away from your desk, and you need to be loved. You seek comfort and understanding. You sit down at the knee of your favorite companion and lay your furry head in a welcoming lap. Your big liquid eyes stare beseechingly upward.
Because of the crusader side to your character, you are often found in jobs where helping others makes up a large part of your responsibility. You are a nurse or doctor or lawyer or architect - or poet. But you are usually not a politician or gangster. Dogs don't take to crime. You are not after easy gain. You just want a quiet life with a nice family where you will be left undisturbed by the roiling world of scandal and scum.
Trouble is, Dogs are so busy rescuing others and caring about causes, they forget to take care of Number One. You don't look out for your own interests and are surprised and hurt when you realize you've been double-crossed or taken to the cleaners by ruthless characters. You even get a look of hurt on your face, a perplexed near frown that says, "Don't hit me again, I'm sorry. I'll be quiet. I won't chew up slippers anymore." It's adorably touching.
This air of the beaten Dog is endearing. People are attracted to you. You are a nice, friendly, loving soul. Only thing though, you have frequent attacks of snappishness. The most placid peace-loving Dog person may suddenly blurt, "Why do you wear you hair like that?!" Dogs must play a lot of "catch-up" because they simply can't keep their yaps shut.
You are basically too nice to be really nasty. But you are critical and very cutting. You reason too much, take things to pieces instead of looking at them globally, and avoid fancy because you fear it. You are not mean though. Basically, you are afraid of your own shadow. You lack confidence and are terminally restless.
Dogs might be said to blame others for your own shortcomings. We all know that our failings are always partially our own fault. Not Dogs. You frequently cry victim and must be made to cop to your mistakes. You have tons of charm and masses of ability. You are noble, upstanding, moral and generous. You make a terrific mate for those who have a mission or want to spend all their time creating.
Your Chinese and Western Astrology Sign
You are a Cancer/Dog. The description below applies to you.
The Attributes of Cancer are:
IMAGINATION AVARICE INSIGHT IRRITABILITY TENACITY DESPONDENCY AFFECTION POSSESSIVENESS CARING MOODINESS CAUTION HYPERSENSITIVITY. "I feel" Water, Moon, Cardinal.
The Attributes of Dog are:
CONSTANCY UNEASINESS UNSOCIABILITY CRITICISM RESPECTABILITY DUTY SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS CYNICISM INTELLIGENCE HEROISM TASTELESSNESS MORALITY. "I worry" Positive Metal, Yin.
Omnipresent are feelings. Emotions run both deep and high in your character. Cancer/Dogs seem to carry a blinking sensor-beam radar system on your very skins. Everything affects you and affects you profoundly. A word, a glance, or - God forbid - a harsh remark can dissolve you into a heap of nervous prostration in a wink. You are born to be artistic. Touched by the magic wand of aestheticism, you need protection from the big bad world and its vicissitudes. You are born innocently sensitive and long to be able to remain so all the days of your life.
Despite your hyper receptivity to stimuli from the outside, you do get on in life. You secure jobs and have children and take care of business in a serious and competent manner. You get involved in complex and difficult schemes and are always attracted to the most baroque of problems, which you set about solving with quiet grace.
The most intricate circumstances in all your complexity and labyrinthine turns do not daunt you one bit. You burn midnight oil, smoke too many cigarettes and worry through dense thickets of ideas and plans till you sort out a brilliant solution. Even the least of Cancer/Dogs will be drawn to improving on life's scenery. You love to garden, redecorate, and plan buildings, books, paintings, and musical compositions. You are both creatively and technically gifted.
Worry is your main hobby. You fret over any and everything that comes along. You panic and grow anxious at the least missed appointment or deadline. You agonize over the exhibition of your works and stay awake nights gnawing at yourself over whether or not the woman in the department store who sold you the paint brushes was lying when she said the brushes were real sable. You can fuss over minor and petty detail. For a Cancer/ Dog the air you breathe is rife with menace. You're careful about absolutely every part of your existence. But no matter how cautious you try to be, life persists in surprising you.
As a result of your excessively wary approach, you sometimes give the impression of being painted into your own corner. Are you afraid of your own shadow? Are you a little paranoid? To tell you the truth, I think you are. The average Cancer/Dog has one finger on the panic button at all times - and it shows. "Did I turn off the gas? Fill out the tax form? Send in the check? Get the oil checked?" Your mind churns with preoccupation over doing "the right thing".
Being on the alert all the time does not, however, stop you from being entirely reasonable and enormously just in your dealings with others. If you believe in someone you will go to the limits of your ability to bring succor to them. Your capacity for empathy is enormous and your sixth sense about what is right and meet in any given situation is always accurate.
The Cancer/Dog is a giver, too. You're generous and kindly and because you want very much for others to measure up to the heights of self-sacrifice of which you are capable, you are adorably encouraging to the people you love. Patient and gentle and good, you make an ideal partner. If you are involved with others, whether in business or in some artistic project, you are never after the fame or the glory of success for yourself. You merely want to get on with making something wonderful happen. You are anything but egomaniacal, but because you place beauty and rectitude so high on your list of priorities, your goals may seem selfish or demanding.
Fact is, Dogs born in Cancer are not really of this world. Left to your own devices, you would probably manage very well to set yourself up in a cave somewhere, get yourself some books and papers, and invite along some pets to love you - and maybe a mate to admire - and keep yourself busy with many useful and beautiful pursuits.
The special province of Cancer/Dog people is your uncanny ability to love others. Although harmony won't necessarily invest your every affair, you are the one who is making the most real effort to keep things on an even keel. A snappish person, you are often on edge and seem cranky when you're really just insecure about something. Your need for true affection and tenderness is imperative to your very physical health. Love really does make your world go round.
You cannot live well without loving. You must have an object for your bottomless well of emotion. Without somebody to shower with indulgence and admiration, you will be tempted to give up, lie down and waste away. You must be loyal and faithful to another soul, and you will feel awful if you dare betray said lover. You thrive on the emotional tension between yourself and your partner in any love relationship. Without the daily thrill of feeling love for someone, you skulk about looking whipped and sorrowful. With Cancer/Dogs it's all or nothing.
You will get along with Taurus, Virgo and Pisces/Cats. Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo/Tigers are strong favorites as well. Horses born in Scorpio might irritate you, but almost any other Horse will be a good bet. You admire the Horse's capacity for hard work and self abnegation. Aries, Libra and/or Capricorn/Dragons and Goats unnerve you. As for Aries/Pigs - forget it! They are creative, but they want to be boss, and everybody knows that's your job.
HOME AND FAMILY:
Of course, you will invariably abide in loveliness. Beautiful surroundings are essential to you anyway. Cancers of all persuasions need to make homes and are born with the nesting instinct. You, whose dogged pursuit of the aesthetic know no frontiers, will automatically want to evolve in a safe and secure, beautiful and well-designed ambience.
Your family is everything to you. But, as I said earlier, sometimes you seem absent or distant from your natural emotional ties. The truth is, no matter what you are preoccupied by, you're always most at ease and feel best when there are family members about. You may be writing the greatest novel of all time or painting a masterpiece in your hermetically sealed studio, but you are listening for the friendly noises of family life below stairs. The smells and sound of everyday existence keep your feet on the ground. As parent you are dutiful and kindly.
The life's work of Cancer/Dogs is cut out for you at birth. Learning how to apply sensitivity and creative talents to life in a modern world is as large a chunk as anyone can be expected to bite off. Directing and molding talent into workable forms will take a lot of your time and energy You cannot be expected to work in a bank or to take orders in a hamburger joint. You will not be fulfilled by any impersonal work. Embellishing life is what you do best.
Career opportunities for Cancer/Dog will be found in these fields:
Were I to hire you, I would never worry that you'd be late for work or forget to add up a column of figures. You are hyper conscientious, so I would let you make your own schedule and encourage you to work weekends and take off during the week if it pleased you. You know the value of money and are careful to maintain your accounts and keep your debts to a minimum. Not only do you make excellent workers in areas where your creativity is challenged, but you can even be bosses - and good ones - provided the area in which you're called upon to exert authority is an attractive one where your talents are used to the fullest extent. You can direct operations on a building site, as long as the building is the Louvre or the Taj Mahal or a cathedral on top of a mountain. To be worthwhile, life must be beautiful. We already know that you would make an excellent artist of any variety. You can also try dealing in antiques or paintings, or even agenting for painters.
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