The Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011 issue (not a permalink, shows current TOC) is one I recommend buying. It's interesting in general, but I specifically liked two articles on day and night birth charts. One of them is (mostly) also online here so I can provide a tasty link, but I'll mostly talk about the other one that isn't, even though that's kinda frustrating for the rest of y'all.
The other one is "One After Another" by Kennet Gillman (book link here), and it gives you a good general basis for when beginning a rectification, how to tell if someone was born during night or day. It's almost ridiculously simple. Just check someone's biography (or uh, ask them if you know them). Did anything major happen to them at around age 18/19, or around age 24/25? If it's the first one, they're a daytime birth, if it's the second one, it's a nighttime birth.
When it came to me, this was a bit of a stumper. I know I'm a full moon/dusk-ish kid, but was the sun exactly above or below the horizon? And doing this for me, my 18th year was pretty major: won a competition, started dating, and my dad got diagnosed with a fatal disease. I think that last bit would count as the major event, even though that became official when I was almost 19. As for age 24, I got engaged a bit before I turned that age, but that didn't last. If I had to pick which one was bigger, I'd go with the disease bit, but technically both time periods had something go down. So... darn it, which one was I?
Thank heavens for the Internet and programs that somehow let me find out the time of sunset over 30 years ago on a specific day and location, eh? Sunset went down about an hour later, so... I'm a daytimer. Good to know!
Then it talks about planetary rulers: whatever the first planet to rise in your chart is, it rules the first 10 years of your life. The second one rules the next 10, etc. The author potis various ruling planets for famous people to see what is most likely.
Naturally, somehow, I have almost the same ruling planets for the same time periods as oh, HITLER. (People wonder at times why I say I wonder if I am Hitler reincarnated. I don't hate Jews and I'm not a psycho, but the chart similarities are just too close. I make damn sure I stay out of power and focus on my art, okay? Good thing I have more skills than he did.) Uranus ruling the first 10 years, moon ruling ages 10-19, he had Jupiter for the 20's and I had Neptune but it's otherwise the same. In his 30's he got ruled by Mercury and got into publishing-- well, I wouldn't mind that, but with better subject matter. In his 40's the sun was ruling and he got famous-- well, same time for me and I wouldn't mind that either. Venus (rather than Mars for him) comes up in the 50's, so... yeah, maybe THEN I'll get married :P Hah.
Interesting stuff. I highly recommend going out and buying this mag.
So, since as you probably saw from the previousposts, I am kind of having Teh Angst about career, especially given the upcoming Uranus transit shitfuck starting next year-ish. I feel like, "oh shit, need alternate career RIGHT NOW," pretty much.
So, while in a bunch of bookstores in the last two weekends, I picked up various books on how to find one's career via tree-hugging hippie ways. And I mostly feel like an idiot for buying them because man, did I not relate.
Thing is...they both say I am an 8. Which is the number of POWERMONGERING. This is Donald Trump in a nutshell. You LOVE being the CEO, you love wearing a suit, you love making money, you love having dominance and power over other people, you love to start your own businesses.
And dear god, do I not wanna. My entire dilemma is that I want a creative job, but don't want to start my own business and be in charge of the financials (or in charge of well, much of anything), because that kills my interest/enjoyment. I spent years lying to myself that I was going to do it, bought tons of "start your own business" crap, tested waters here and there and hated every minute of it when I started. Problem is that there isn't really any other option other than DIY that. I do not thrive on being In Charge, I just get annoyed at all humanity for being a bunch of flaky asses. And I don't know jack about making money. So.... DO NOT RELATE. Why didn't I come out a 3?
Fingerprint analysis (?!): I got Destiny At Your Fingertips. I feel a little silly for purchasing the entire book when apparently only a few pages of it are relevant to me because all of my fingerprints are the same sort. And unfortunately that means I come out as a "Master of Service" and my entire life story is supposed to be about serving others, but not to the point where I get all martyr-y. Dear god, that does not appeal either. I don't have any Virgo, thanks. Sure, if things are going well, fine (note: my volunteer job qualifies for this, but it's not exactly a whole lot of hours per week of dealing with humanity), but man, not 24-7.