Christofer has been a counselor, contract administrator and has studied astrology with his mother since the 70s. He has eight grandchildren.
What is the Divine Doing With You as an Individual?
WHAT IS THE DIVINE DOING? Making you a more specific, more clearly specialized individual. It is the HOUR of your birth that determines where your "Mars in Leo" (as a possible example) is to be placed ----- in the 12th house the 8th house or the 4th house.
What are the HOUSES? There are 12 houses. Imagine 12 aspects of life -- Home Health, Travel, Career, Hopes, et al. I won't list all 12 here.
Imagine a CIRCUS WHEEL. On a given day the planets are in their position in one of the 12 seats. When you are born, at that moment, the Circus Wheel STOPS.
THERE! RIGHT THEN IN THAT MOMENT, TAKE A SELFIE IN YOUR MIND'S EYE! YOUR SPECIFIC IDENTITY FOR THIS LIFE TIME HAS BEEN EMBLAZONED IN THE HEAVENS.
Where is the Rising Sign at the Circus Wheel? As a baby, you don't know the HOUR of your birth. Mom herself (generally they know) or A Doctor or a Dad or a relative standing by, has to tell you later in your life, OR IT IS DOCUMENTED.
The Rising Sign has to be determined. At the 1st House, you "mathematically" turn the Circus Wheel, and the placing of that Rising Sign determines WHAT HOUSE receives the energy, significance, (aspects) of that placement. Your "Mars in Leo", as it were, and all the planetary placements, go to the right houses
So, you see how your individuality AND your chart gets determined by your Rising Sign.
In doing interpretations for people I have always used this TWO LENSES approach. Think of the Sun and Rising as your INNER and OUTER, your PRIVATE and PUBLIC self.
At night, there is always a Sign on your Eastern Horizon, as each two hours passes the Rising Sign moves.
When you awake, you catch the sun's morning rays, at sun set, the earth keeps spinning for its next turn ---- THE RISING. But as the earth keeps turning EACH 2 HOURS, a new sign "appears" at the EASTERN HORIZON. Babies are certainly born, ANY TIME.
My eldest was born in 1971 as a Virgo. He was born at 6:31 AM. SO, HIS RISING SIGN is VIRGO RISING.
My second was a darling girl --- a Cancer. She was born at 8:30 PM on a hot summer night. When Daddy picked her up and kissed her, what was on the Eastern Horizon? In the dark, right out there --- Aquarius. She had Aquarius rising.
Now for the Capricorn.
Capricorn is Earth and Cardinal. The Saturn-dominated Capricorn really takes the word "dominant" to heart. When the Capricorn gets up in the AM, it's usually before others. "Its the schedule you know."
They are thorough high achievers. They are not myopic "obsessive compulsives"; they are tied to their agenda. Small items, big deals, long range plans, short range plans, important meetings, essential lunches; the tiny, the large and the in between are all in their day. But so are the kids and the mates and the dogs and the cats.
That's not bad. Its just them. Imagine what this does to the Goat. They are climbing a mountain of ambition. This ascent that they know they are on, makes them feel like they are always under pressure.
But Then There's That Other HALF of you...The Rising Fish.
Pisces can cover a breadth of emotional states in their own world, and also see with the completeness of a psychic into others minds and hearts. Your Pisces Gentility will do much for the "Cappy Crustiness" ----- ESPECIALLY OUT ON THE TOWN.
Think of it. The Divine gave you this charming ability to express to their church friends or party mates, or business companions a freer more mellow spiritual side of you.
Yeah, you still have that intensity within; but right there at your chart's "rising", you can glow with your mystical understanding that everybody at the Super Bowl party deserves Piscarian understanding ----- the ones cheering, crying, drinking, and the ones calling for Taxis. Aint it great being you?