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Astrology by Ana

Astrology by Ana

Welcome to my page!

My interest in Astrology began at the age of 12 when my father gave me my first book on Sun Signs.

Please take a moment to visit his site: Manuel Ruiz

" Seshat " the ancient Egyptian goddess of Astrology.

In 1991, I joined the American Federation of Astrologers.

I am a lifetime member (LMAFA) and contributed a Sun Sign column for their web site for over a decade.

In 1993, I graduated with a 99.8% average at the Wright Institute of Professional Astrologers.

I successfully completed the three-level program with the Rosicrucian Fellowship.

I also graduated as a Hermetician with the Church of Light of Canada in 1998.

For several years I studied at the West Island Astrological Center in Montreal with Helga Ceres.

Denderah Zodiac of Ancient Egypt 50 BCE.

My articles and columns have appeared in the following Canadian and American newspapers and magazines:

*Today's Astrologer (USA)

*American Astrology (USA)

*Dell Horoscope (USA)

*id Magazine (Canada)

*The Suburban (Canada)

*Maturity Today (USA)

*Animal Wellness (USA/Canada)

*Paws for Rescue (UK)

*Canadian Dogs Annual 2014 (Canada)

For the past couple of years, I have been proofreading the

Astrological Calendar, Pocket Planner, and Daily Planetary Guide published by Llewellyn Worldwide

I am also the author of two books on the subject of technical Astrology;

"Prediction Techniques Regarding Romances"(currently in 2nd printing)

and "Interpreting Empty Houses."

Both published by and available through the American Federation of Astrologers

These and more can be found on my amazon.com profile page here

Articles

EXPRESSIONS OF LEO

By Ana Ruiz, LMAFA

"Can you guess my sign?” is the first thing people ask when I tell them I study Astrology. Guessing people’s Sun sign can be quite tricky as all signs can manifest in a chart through several different ways. For this reason, I refrain from answering this question; however as a hobby I try to determine the Sun sign or Ascendant of celebrities. The following are six examples of celebrities that I believed to have strong Leo emphasis in their charts.

It was easy to speculate that billionaire business tycoon and presidential candidate, Donald Trump, had to have strong Leo traits. What other sign can have such confidence or ego and be so defensive when criticized? Although his Sun sign is Gemini, his Ascendant is at 29°58’ Leo. While placed quite near the end of the sign, it is especially powerful as it forms a conjunction with Mars, planet of ambition, self-confidence, leadership qualities, boastfulness, and of builders.

In “Degrees of the Zodiac” by Donna Walter Henson, the 29th degree of Leo, “……denotes command, idealism, good intellect, strong will, and mature judgment; a thinker who analyzes and plans on a big scale…. Doesn’t melt into the crowd, ambitious, fond of power, desirous of command…” At this degree you will also find the fixed star Regulus, (the “heart of Leo”), associated with positions of power, strong ambitions, independence and leadership potential, as well as public disgrace and downfalls from a prominent position. When Regulus falls on the Ascendant, chances of honour and wealth are increased according to Nicholas Devore’s “Encyclopedia of Astrology.”

I determined that Academy Award winner and star of The Hunger Games franchise, Jennifer Lawrence, must have a Leo Sun and/or Ascendant. Her Sun sign is at 22° Leo and Henson assigns this degree to “projecting and the arts, comedians, clowns and entertainers (actors).” She has often displayed a great sense of humour and is certainly not afraid to laugh at herself. She once said, “I’m a horrible dancer! I’m like a dad at prom. I look like Gumby getting electrocuted.”

Yet Lawrence has also managed to expertly combine her goofy personality with her glamorous side as Venus is also in Leo. Both the Sun and Venus bestow charm, magnetism, and an ability to act when found in this sign. Venus (finances) rules her 8th house of public income and forms a trine to her Sagittarius Midheaven bringing professional success and abundant financial rewards through her achievements. Lawrence is currently the world’s highest paid actress. Incidentally, through her role in “The Hunger Games”, she managed to generate increased interest in the sport of archery which Sagittarius rules.

It took nothing more than a quick glance of a poster for the movie, “Thor” with Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, to estimate that he too must have a Leo Sun and/or Ascendant. His ‘romance novel cover looks’ when in this character, remind me of the artwork for the month of August (Leo) in astrological calendars. Although his time of birth is not available, his Leo Sun at 17° forms a trine to Neptune in Sagittarius adding charisma, creative ability, as well as talent in the field of acting.

Yet there were other times when I was sure of the Leo emphasis and was completely surprised. Such was the case with actor Bradley Cooper who has the Sun in Capricorn and no planets whatsoever in Leo. However his Sun (natural ruler of Leo), is placed in the 1st house bestowing traits of this sign to his Ascendant (personality and physical body.) Having the Sun in the 1st house is similar to Leo rising as would Neptune in the 1st house be akin to Pisces on the Ascendant, for example.

Professional golfer Tiger Woods was another celebrity that I believed had strong Leo traits. He too has a Capricorn Sun with only one planet barely in Leo at 1°. However, this one planet is Saturn, the ruler of his Sun sign, once again emphasizing Leo qualities. Henson states that those with a planet or Ascendant at 1° Leo “have a way of making themselves pleasing to the opposite sex” and we all have heard about his extra-marital affairs.

Actor Charlie Sheen also appeared to me as possessing Leo traits and has his Sun in the 5th or natural house of Leo increasing this sign’s qualities. This position for the Sun (expression) brings much creativity and a love for fun and partying. I witnessed this firsthand as I was at a nightclub in Montreal many years ago where he was celebrating quite heavily after filming a movie. The 5th house rules entertainment, film, and show business confirming that to Sheen the world is viewed as a stage.

Sheen has a Virgo Sun and Gemini Ascendant; both signs ruled by Mercury and placed at 23° Leo, a degree assigned to the stage and profession of acting. Both Woods and Sheen have their Sun sign ruler in Leo while Sheen also has his chart or Ascendant ruler in Leo, once again emphasizing traits of this sign.

In conclusion, all six charts have significant Leo emphasis. Half with the Sun or Ascendant in this sign while the remaining have the Sun or chart ruler in Leo or the Sun in the 1st or 5th house. Therefore, if you “incorrectly” guess someone’s sign, check further and you will likely discover traits of this sign manifesting in other ways.

ASTROLOGICAL EXERCISE

By Ana Ruiz, LMAFA

Can you determine, from looking at this natal chart along with progressions, transits, and lunations, what particular event occurred in the life of this native on April 10th, 2016?

Here are three possible events:

1) She sold her house after being on the market for some time.

2) She had kidney stone surgery after undergoing painful bouts.

S) She found out she won the lottery after checking the results.

3 Key Methods and Indicators:

Progressions:

1. Note the importance of the progressed stellium.

2. Note the location of the progressed North Node and what is ruled by the natural sign of this house.

3. Observe the locations of this house ruler and chart ruler by progression.

Transits:

1. Note the placing of the transiting Sun and Uranus to a particular natal planet.

2. Observe the houses these transiting planets rule and where they are located.

3. Note the major transiting Mars aspect to the Sun and where this planet rules.

Lunations:

1. Note the location of the previous Solar eclipse and what this house naturally rules.

2. Observe the location of the ruler of this house affected by the Solar eclipse.

3. Note the major aspect from the previous New Moon to the ruler of Aquarius and observe the house this planet rules.

Conclusion:

If you determined, after analyzing the progressions, transits, and lunations given as clues, that she had a kidney stone removed, then you are correct!

Progressions:

1. Progressed Midheaven, Sun, Mercury, along with natal Jupiter and Neptune form a stellium in the 12th house (hospitalization.)

2. The progressed North Node exactly conjuncts the 7th house naturally ruled by Libra (kidneys.)

3. The ruler of this sign, Neptune, is in the 12th house (hospitals.) Progressed Mercury, the natal chart ruler, exactly conjuncts the 12th house triggering its natal conjunction to Chiron (wounds, healing.)

Transits:

1. The conjunction of transiting Sun and Uranus forms an exact square to Pluto (kidneys.)

2. The Sun rules the 12th house (hospitalization, pain) and Uranus rules the 6th (health, illness) while both these planets are transiting through the 8th house (surgeries.)

3. Transiting Mars (operations) is in opposition to the natal Sun, ruler of the 12th house.

Lunations:

1. On March 9th, 2016 the Solar eclipse at 18 Pisces just crossed the 7th house (kidneys.)

2. The 7th house is ruled by Neptune (morphine) and is positioned in the 12th house (hospitalization.)

3. On April 7th, 2016 the New Moon at 18 Aries formed a conjunction to Uranus, the ruler of the 6th house (health.)

"Millionares don't use Astrology - billionaires do!" (J.P. Morgan)

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