The New York Times ran an editorial in their magazine section on April 14 which told the story of a man whose parents ran his horoscope when he was three months old and now, 40+ years later, he refers back to it.
While I do horoscopes for babies and children, my approach to analysing them are very different from the analysis I do for adults. Children are pure potential so nothing is carved in stone. Care must be taken to provide a spectrum of options for aspects and positions perceived as challenges. And opportunities cannot be guaranteed. In fact, a very easy chart is not my most favorite to see for a child. Everything may be too easy and self discipline may not be achieved. In a child's chart, challenges can often be the best for future opportunities.
The article is called Astral Projection and is a fun read. Here is a short excerpt of it:
The black folder had a cardboard, cartoon fish stapled to the front cover, indicating the birth sign: Pisces. Inside was an eight-page, all-italics work-up on me — the planets, my innate strengths and weaknesses. Cora Sitrusis of Cora Sitrusis’ School of Astrology Inc. had included instructions that were at times underlined (impress upon him the reason he must master such things as multiplication tables); in all caps (the horoscope shows TENDENCIES); and, very rarely, underlined and in all caps (ONCE HE LEARNS, HE NEVER FORGETS!). The horoscope was dated June 9, 1969. I was nearly 3 months old.
“Fiery Aries is positioned in this VIIth House. Cameron will want to take the lead in all partnerships, and he should be able to do so, without much trouble, as long as he does not rush headlong into projects without thinking them through.”
As an adult, I quit a job at a well-known magazine to rush headlong to a not-well-known but promising start-up that published 12 issues before folding.
The horoscope started as just another off-the-wall relic of my parents’ past — like the stories about naked gardening and the icky poison-ivy cautionary tale — but I saw too much of myself in its pages to continue to classify it as such. I suppose that makes me a believer, if not a BELIEVER. But then again, it could just be the Fiery Aries in me, rushing headlong into things before thinking them through.
Read the full article here. Cameron Morfit is a senior writer at Golf magazine and golf.com.