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A Savvy blend of Chinese and western astrologies. Author Suzanne White created 144 NEW astrology signs out of 12 x 12 Chinese and western signs. A Libra/Dragon is not like a Libra born in a Rat year.
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REVOLUTIONARY NEW APPROACH TO ASTROLOGY
BLENDING EAST AND WEST.... A SAMPLE
THE ARTFUL CHARMER ARIES/RAT
ARIES “I am” RAT “I rule”
Fire, Mars, Cardinal Positive Water, Yin
You are the cleverest, wiliest and most loquacious of Aries alive. Rats are sociable and canny. Aries are affable and insistent. Blend the two signs and you get a persuasive personality with a ton of cunning. Mix the Rat’s inimitable charisma with the dauntless self-assurance of Aries and you have concocted yourself a winner. You are a combo of the feisty initial sign of the Chinese zodiac with the snappy first of the western signs. You could sell ice lollies to Eskimos in winter. In bed? You are a go-getter. You really deliver quality performance. You are no stranger to tender caresses and raw passion. Your sexual motto might well be "never a dissatisfied customer"! You Aries born Rats are also incurably ambitious. You like to work—on anything and everything. You take joy in planning and organizing. Aside from making love, making lists is your favourite indoor sport. Success arrives at your doostep in a golden chariot. You crave luxury and know where to find it. You are a nervous type. The calm we can see on the surface is forced and false. Inside, your nerves are a-jitter with anxiety. Life is never nearly so terrific as you Aries/Rats would have it appear. You are impatient to a fault. You hate to be late or waste time. You are strong-minded, weak-willed and extremely charming.
Who is that Aries I saw you with?
It’s not just any old Aries. That’s an Aries/Rat, the cleverest, wiliest and most loquacious of Aries alive.
Rats are sociable. Aries are affable. Put the two together and you come up with personality plus. Blend the Rat’s inimitable charisma with the dauntless self-assurance of Aries and, well, see for yourself. This person is vitality incarnate.
Plans and projects boil over in the lives of Aries/Rats. On the desk in the den there are plans for a new wing on the old new wing, which Aries/Rat has drawn up in a fine deft hand. In the workshop there are four-scale model villages Aries/Rat has designed and will present to the city council for possible use as housing projects. Upstairs, next to the bed, sits a thick notebook full of Aries/Rat’s first novel. Down in the kitchen you will find the fridge overflowing with carefully wrapped planned meals for the week. It is impossible to keep up with this subject. Don’t try.
But don’t sit around and look unbusy either. Aries/Rats cannot tolerate idleness in others. They are kindly and will assist their loved ones in enterprises of all variety, but they will not invest time or funds in your plan while you lie on the couch for ten days watching your toenails grow.
Aries/Rats love a challenge. They are not afraid to take off into a strange cold land by themselves. They could open the market for humidifiers in the Amazon basin. Aries/Rats inspire confidence. They are not just good salespeople. But they are brilliant at the trappings that go with selling: expensive business lunches, gifts for the executives’ wives, champagne delivered to your hotel room and truffles for breakfast. Who could resist such openhandedness?
As for open-mindedness, well, that’s another story. Aries/Rats, despite their amiability and charm, are slightly on the old-fashioned side—especially where the fashion concerns a member of their family. Call it hypocrisy. Aries/Rats may enjoy a wild “social” life, rife with lovers and thick with intrigue, but they prefer that their mates and kinder remain straight arrows all the way down the line. “Do as I say, not as I do.”
Aries/Rat is a nervous type. If he appears calm and exudes peacefulness, it’s forced and false. Neuroses are always asimmer in the background. Life is never nearly so terrific as Aries/Rat likes to make it appear. Aries/Rats are impatient and sizzling with the spirit of “let’s get going.” They hate to be late and never waste time.
Aries/Rat wants power. But he is not willing to take the heat that goes with the dominion over others. The Aries/Rat character is that of a slightly naïve monarch. The Aries/Rat character lends itself to ruling. But to be a boss you must also be a meany, play policeman, enforce rules and regulations. On the whole, subjects don’t “like” those who lead them. Aries/Rat, although position appeals to him or her, will not be able to be put up with being hated. The loneliness of sovereignty would kill Aries/Rat. It he were king or she were queen who would they talk to?
Aries/Rat is in a hurry. Lending a quick nervous mind to so many different plans and projects causes this person to wax edgy and grow persnickety at times. Aries/Rat is efficient. Why does the rest of the world have to be so indolent, so uninvolved, so free from worry and care? How dare they take the time to smell the roses? There is no time. It’s already scheduled for a meeting, an errand, a buying spree, a committee luncheon or a ceremony. Aries/Rats don’t give poetry much quarter. They can’t. They really are too busy being busy.
Aries benefits from being born in Rat years. The added Rat guile gives the Ram a better chance of success. With a dose of Rat wisdom thrown in, the excessive Aries will be curtailed. Aries/Rat knows how to fight. But unlike other Aries subjects, he will never stoop to street scrappings or conscious vulgarity. The Aries/Rat is after bigger quarry than a mere physical victory. Aries/Rat wants moral triumphs—and lots of money to go with them.
VERY ACCURATE!!!, September 24, 2006
By Audrey J. Ritchie (aurora, Colorado USA) - See all my reviews
I am just blown away at how accurate this book is. I think it is great that someone finally wrote a book combining the two zodiacs (chinese and astrologic signs) I am a scorpio, Monkey (LEO) and most of the books that say I am a scorpio were never really that accurate but now with the Monkey sign with it Now we have some accuracy. I really enjoyed this book thank you for writing it!!
Unique insight, July 31, 2006
By Frances J. Jenson NCV
I love this book. This is the third copy I have owned in my life. It offers a unique and solid outlook on 144 types of people. I use it constantly at work. I am a contractor, and if I can get the person's birthdate, it offers a great deal of information on the person with whom I am about to work. Of 150+ people I have asked to read their section, only two said the description didn't fit them. Interesting, informative, and fun! Bye it! A great deal.
By Lee Ann Richards (Carlsbad, CA United States)
I'm a professional astrologer/card reader and have been for 20 years. I read this book when it first came out and slowly integrated a tiny bit of its info into my readings. Now, 15 years later, I begin every reading with "What is your date of birth?" When my client says August, 1960 and then tells me her boyfriend was born in February, 1954 I know instantly that she's a Rat and he's a Horse, two of the most incompatible signs ever to lay thier heads on the same pillow. And when Ms. Rat goes on to describe how selfish Mr. Horse is and tells me how she lays awake at night chewing her nails because he borrowed her car and her insurance bill is two days late, well. . . I can help her see that it isn't him or her, it's the connection. Because of what I've learned from this book, I know to steer her toward an easier, less stressful alliance with an equally nervous Monkey or a powerful, protective Dragon.
It is nothing less than a FACT that Suzanne White SINGLE HANDEDLY popularized Chinese Astrology in America. Other authors (90% of whom made it to the bookshelf in her wake) may describe the topic in more depth, but they certainly haven't made Chinese Astrology easier to understand nor have they made it easier to apply to life. I know. I've read every book published on the subject and there is none better than Suzanne White's glorious, orginal, powerful New Astrology. Buy it and grow wiser.
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