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Books by Stefan Stenudd:

Your 2013 Horoscope

Your 2013 Horoscope

Astrological 2013 Predictions for the World and the Zodiac Signs. This book explains how forecasting with the horoscope is done, and includes extensive predictions for the coming year. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book shows you what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology. You learn what the planets, the Zodiac signs and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.

Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative reading of the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, consisting of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Tao Te Ching, translated and explained by Stefan Stenudd.

Tao Te Ching

This book is the translated, richly commented and explained Taoist classic by Lao Tzu, who was the first and foremost of the Taoists. In 81 chapters, he presented Tao, the Way, and its calm philosophy of life. The book was written around the 5th century BC and has been a world classic ever since. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Ephemeris - table of planet positions.

Aquarius Dates of Birth

Are you really an Aquarius?

Your Zodiac sign (also called sun sign or star sign) is decided by the position of the sun at the moment of your birth, as seen from Earth. The sun takes a year to travel through the twelve Zodiac signs, but it's not exactly a year of 365 days. The time it takes is closer to 365.25 days. That's why we have leap years.

     Every fourth year we add a day to the calendar, the 29th of February, making that year 366 days. Actually, there's an additional rule, to make it more precise with the actual movement of earth and the sun: the starting year of a new century is not a leap year, unless it's evenly divisible by 400. So, 1900 was not a leap year, but 2000 was.

     The leap years make the dates of each Zodiac sign change slightly. Normally, Aquarius starts on January 20 and ends on February 19, but that's just the mean. In reality it changes slightly in a four year period from one leap year to the next.

     Here are the leap years of the last century:


     If you were born on the 20th of January or the 19th of February, you have to check if you're really an Aquarius or not. It never differs more than a day in each direction. The start of Aquarius is almost always on the 20th of January, and the end of it on the 18th or 19th of February. People born on other dates need not be concerned.

Cusp or not

If you were born on January 20th, your sun may be on the very cusp (the starting point) of Aquarius, or right by the end of Capricorn. If you were born on the 18th-19th of February, your sun might be at the very end of Aquarius or at the cusp of Pisces. You need to check your exact horoscope, because on those dates it depends on what time of day you were born - and in what place.

     It's particularly important with this check If you were born far away from Greenwich, England, since that's the base for the dates given for Aquarius.

     You can get your exact complete horoscope computed for free on several websites. Go here to find instructions and links to them: Your own complete horoscope.

Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.

     Now, If you were born on January 20th at a time when your sun is at the very end of Capricorn, you probably have a mixture of Capricorn and Aquarius in your character. It's a Capricorn inclined to be more of an Aquarius. If your sun is at the very start (cusp) of Aquarius, though, you're definitely a Aquarius - and a firm one at that.

     If your sun is at the very end of Aquarius, you may show personality traits of both Aquarius and Pisces, but If you were born at the very start of Pisces, no matter how early in it, you're most definitely an Pisces.

     That's because each sign is the most powerful at its beginning, its cusp.


The strongest is not equal to the most typical, though. A Zodiac sign is its most typical at the part of it (decan) corresponding to its quality: cardinal, fixed or mutable. Each Zodiac sign is one of the four elements fire, earth, air, and water. It's also one of the three qualities. So, four elements and three qualities make twelve possible combinations.

     Aquarius is the fixed air sign. That means its most typical part is the middle one - the ten degrees making its second decan, 10°-20° Aquarius. That corresponds approximately to the dates February 1-10. If your birth date is within this range, you're likely to be a very typical Aquarius.

     If you were born in late January, the 21st-31st, you're still an Aquarius, but with character traits comparable to those of Libra (the cardinal air sign). If you were born on February 11-29. you have some tendencies similar to those of Gemini (the mutable air sign).

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

     Astrology is rather complicated, when dealt with seriously.

     But the most important thing to decide is what sign you are. So, If you were born on January 20th or February 18th-19th, please have your correct horoscope calculated to be sure of your star sign.

© Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd

About Me

I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I've written several books about astrology. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website:

Classical Astrology

By classical Zodiac sign astrology I mean the proper traditional reading of what can be deduced from only your star sign (where the sun was at your birth). That's but one of the many components in your birth chart horoscope. For a full presentation of astrology, please visit: Complete Horoscope.

My Other Websites:

Tarot Meaning

Try the old Tarot deck of cards for divination online. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.

I Ching Online

Try the ancient Chinese divination online. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.

Creation Myths

Creation stories from around the world, and the old beliefs about cosmol­ogy they reveal.


Taoism, the ancient wisdom of the Taoists Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, and the classic Tao Te Ching translated and explained.

Life Energy

The many ancient and modern life force beliefs all over the world, presented and explained.