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ALCOHOLIC

The presupposition that guided this investigation is one that guides every horoscope analysis: the horoscope contains patterns that explain human behavior. The specific behavior in focus for this research endeavor was alcohol abuse. Three goals guided this project: to retest the astrological factors that previous researchers found to be associated with alcohol abuse; to identify additional astrological factors that also contributed to the behavioral trait of alcohol abuse using the AstroDatabank factor analysis feature; and to develop an Astro ignature for alcohol abuse that! when tested! would award the highest scores to sixty percent of the alcohol abusers and only forty percent of the control group. The signature that was developed proposes twenty astrological rules or markers to identify alcohol abuse and was tested on two distinct data sets "the Anonymous group and the #erformers group$. %oth data sets were composed of an experimental group with a history of alcohol abuse and a control group ten times larger than the si&e of the experimental group. After testing the signature! the study achieved its aim of ranking one of the groups! "the Anonymous experimental group$! in the top sixty percent while only '(.) percent of the Anonymous control group scored that high. The *+,-+ split was nearly achieved with the #erformers data set. The scores that ranked the #erformers experimental group in the top *+ percent also ranked -(.. percent of that control group in the top *+ percent.

INTRODUCTION
/ealing behaviors that prevent us from living at our fullest potential or which interfere with a healthy relationship with ourselves or our environment! begins with identifying the dynamics that motivate the behavior. As astrology teaches! the key to discovering these motivations is found in a repetition of the factors that contribute to the particular behavior in 0uestion. 1ne astrological factor alone does not account for a dominant behavior. /owever! it2s difficult to answer 0uestions of who! what and how with the plethora of interacting variables and the abundance of possibilities for their expression. 3here are the guidelines to help the practitioner answer these important 0uestions4 5uestions such as! who is most at risk for developing a particular dysfunctional behavior4 3hat are the combinations of independent factors which account for the appearance of that behavior4 /ow many of the factors that contribute to the behavior are necessary to elicit the behavior4 Astro ignatures are designed to help us answer these 0uestions. 3ith the abundance of interacting factors found in every horoscope! the range of behavioral possibilities can be difficult to ascertain! especially if the factors have not been tested to prove they are valid indicators for the behavior. Too often! astrological practitioners base their judgments on erroneous generali&ations that have been simply passed along from one generation of astrologers to another. 1ne of the most discouraging facets 62ve confronted in my astrological practice is hearing a client repeat a discouraging interpretation of their chart dynamics. 7or example! 62ve had clients tell me they were told by other astrologers that they will

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7or one example! a ses0uis0uare or 0uincunx between the Ascendant and the 8oon! un! 8ercury! . ubtle interactive factors were at play that 6 would not have considered if the factor analysis report had not brought them to my attention.ranus! or the dispositor of the un! 8ercury! :enus! <upiter! #luto! =orth =ode or 8> was found to be a combination of factors which proved significant! while a s0uare! opposition or semis0uare between any of these planets or dispositors did not. 6t advises us of those astrological factors that appear in the charts of the people most likely to develop a particular behavior trait as defined by the signature. 3e need to know what works and what doesn2t. 1ur clients grant much credence to what we say. /aving clients share these discouraging and disempowering experiences convinced me of the necessity to research astrology. 3hile 6 could identify the chart dynamics that led to such statements! 6 absolutely didn2t agree with the strictly deterministic interpretation of those dynamics. 3hile that might sound like a formidable task of testing one variable after another to find out which factors actually show up more fre0uently in the charts of alcoholics than they do in the charts of non9alcoholics! we now have the technology that does this computing for us. 5uoting 8ark 8cDonough! 3e won2t just prove astrology! we2ll improve astrology. =either the signs nor the major hard aspects contributed as strongly as 6 reasoned they might and which the literature suggests they do. 6 envision Astro ignatures becoming the standard of astrological diagnostic criteria! serving a purpose similar to the one D 896: serves for psychotherapist. 2 . 6ndeedA @esearch is the direction and AstroDatabank software provides the means that makes it possible for every astrologer to test what works and what doesn2t. 6 was surprised by some of the factors that both did and did not show up more fre0uently in the charts of the alcohol abusers. 3e can2t afford to make faulty judgments.+ software to identify those factors that do occur more fre0uently in the charts of alcohol abusers. This research endeavor convinced me that Astro ignatures will contribute greatly to advancing our understanding of the nature of the interaction between the various astrological symbols. 6n this specific research endeavor! one of my goals was to identify those factors that account most profoundly and with greatest fre0uency to the tendency for alcohol abuse. 1ver and over again 6 found myself asking! ?3hy this and why not that4? 6t reminded me of something 62d read in one of @ob /and2s books many years ago! about how a person could spend a lifetime studying astrology and still not learn all there is to learn about it. 8oreover! rulers of houses and dispositors played a more dynamic role than 6 assumed. =or did a 0uincunx or ses0uis0uare from :enus! 8ars! =eptune! or #luto to the Ascendant occur more fre0uently in the charts of the experimental groups! although such an aspect from :enus or #luto2s dispositors did have significance.never find happiness in marriage! or that health problems or financial struggles will plague them all the days of their life. 6n this research project! 6 used the factor analysis reporting feature of the AstroDatabank -. The Astro ignature provides criteria by which to judge the various factors found in the horoscope.

6 did not run a factor analysis report for the #erformers group because 6 wanted to determine if there were variances between the two experimental groups. 6 randomly selected . 3 .+ contains B)B alcohol abusers with a @odden rating of % or above. 1ne data group was created by filtering alcoholic abusers categori&ed as #ublic #eople.+++. RESULTS & DISCUSSION There were three things 6 hoped to accomplish by conducting this research: . The Coch house system was used with both data sets.++ famous performers from this larger group to compose one experimental group. /owever! upon testing several criteria with and without orbs! 6 decided upon an e0ual weighting system for all aspects and all facets of the Astro ignature. AstroDatabank -. 6 opted to test two distinct groups of alcoholics because 6 felt that the two might not only vary in the astrological markers that set them apart from the control group! but also in the distribution! fre0uency and. The other data group was created by filtering alcohol abusers labeled as anonymous.$ To retest and replicate the results achieved by previous researchers who explored the astrological patterns seen in the charts of alcoholics and then proposed specific markers or signatures for alcoholism. 6 experimented with adding weights to the orbs of influence for aspects because experience teaches that aspects with orbs of one degree or less tend to be powerful influences.++ and a control group of . 6n all 6 considered over '++ astrological patterns that were discovered to occur with greater fre0uency in the charts of alcoholics than in the charts of the control group. 6 used AstroDatabank2s factor analysis report to identify those factors that occurred with the greatest fre0uency and highest percentages in the charts of the Anonymous group. 1f these B)B records! 6 used . The Anonymous data set was composed of an experimental group of )( alcohol abusers and a control group of )(+. '$ To use the factor analysis feature in the AstroDatabank program to identify additional astrological patterns that also contributed to alcohol abuse. 7rom this large group of factors! 6 built an Astro ignature for alcohol abuse by selecting '+ factors that showed up with the greatest fre0uency and the highest non9&ero percentages in the charts of the Anonymous group.or strength of the patterns found to contribute to alcohol abuse. This resulted in an experimental group of )( records. Therefore! the data set of #erformers consisted of an experimental group of .)( for this research project. This resulted in a group of '(( records. A control group ten times the si&e of each of these experimental groups was created for each experimental group using AstroDatabank2s inherent capabilities to design a control group. The Astro ignature was then tested on both the Anonymous and the #erformers data sets. 7urthermore! in testing modern and ancient rulers individually as well as jointly! the modern rulers worked best and were used in composing the rules of the Astro ignature.METHODOLOGY Two distinct data sets were tested.

1 4.2 4. "hile there are 2' mar!ers.8 1.0 3. he has designed an intriguing model to e$aluate the horoscope for significators of psychological imbalance. 1is control group consisted of 22 people with no history of mental illness or psychiatric treatment.6 4. .5 5.2 8.9 9. The data set I used to retest his mar!ers consisted of the 3( anonymous alcohol abusers with a control group of 3(4.46 2.0 3. The results of the retest are shown in Table 1.B$ To develop an astrological signature for alcoholism whereby both experimental groups would predominantly score in the top sixty percent while the control group would predominantly score in the lower forty percent. *ranus trine +eptune.3 7.8 5.4 6. "hile it is beyond the scope of this particular pro#ect to re$iew the composite of his techni%ues and methodology for measuring and postulating astrological mar!ers for mental illnesses. M.9 3.6 3. Gibson.6 6.3 4. Gibson. only 2( of his mar!ers were retested.3 Astrological Markers Jupiter conjunct Pluto Jupiter conjunct Uranus Moon trine Pluto Sun trine Uranus Saturn Trine Pluto Sun sextile Jupiter Mars sextile Uranus Jupiter sextile Neptune Venus square Saturn Sun square Neptune Sun square Mars Jupiter opposition Mars Moon opposition Venus Moon opposition Uranus 2 .2 7.2 5.9 7.1 10. The mar!ers that showed up with greater fre%uency in the e-perimental group of alcoholics ha$e their percentages presented in bold type.including alcohol. Signs of Mental Illness. Table 1: Retest Findings for Gibson's Addiction Markers % Non-Zero % Non-Zero Alcoholics Control 9.0 4. cocaine and/or amphetamine abuse0. )ne proposed mar!er.4 5. ASTROLOGICAL MARKERS FOR ADDICTIVE DISORDERS The first study of alcoholic patterns I attempted to replicate was designed by Mitchell E.6 7. . was not included in the retesting because it is a generational mar!er.9 3.1 7.s study consisted of an e-perimental group of thirteen patients who had been in treatment for addicti$e disorders. and published in his boo!. It is Gibson&s astrological mar!ers for addicti$e disorders that were retested in this pro#ect.9 1.

2 14. ( .8 5.' percent found in the 8oon opposition to =eptune. The effectiveness in terms of both fre0uency and distribution of these two independent rules is greatly increased by combining them into one rule.nfortunately! the number of times with which they showed up accounted for only a handful of the factors that contribute to chemical abuse.1 17.0 5. 3hen calculated as independent rules! only seven charts had the 8oon opposition =eptune and only five had the 8oon opposition :enus.3 15.1 8..30 N/S declination Mercury at 21-23.5 1. 7irst! 6 was driven to find those markers that appear with a fre0uency variance above four percent with at least '+ percent fre0uency of distribution in the charts of alcoholics.4 4. 6 reali&ed the key was to find individual factors that could be combined with similar factors into one rule or marker. The other eight demonstrated fre0uency variances ranging from one to three percent99not high enough to establish statistical significance.8 Table . 1therwise! an Astro ignature for alcohol abuse will contain an overwhelming number of rules or markers. =onetheless! 6 learned some valuable things from the retesting of Dibson2s addiction markers! even if the retesting failed to replicate the majority of his findings. Additionally! .6 13.8 22. 7or example! two of Dibson2s markers that did demonstrate greater fre0uency in the experimental group998oon opposite :enus and 8oon opposite =eptune99could be combined as one rule which would read 8oon opposite :enus or =eptune. demonstrates that of the '( markers! only nine showed up more fre0uently for alcoholics than in the control group.-.6 11. 7urther! none of these markers showed up in at least '+ percent of the experimental group. 6n retesting! the highest percentage difference achieved for any of Dibson2s factors was -.4 54.Moon opposition Neptune Jupiter parallel Uranus Saturn parallel Mercury Moon contraparallel Mercury Saturn contraparallel Mars Pluto at 21-23.2 3.7 54. Additionally! the variance between the experimental and control group in the fre0uency they were found was statistically insignificant.E percent in the control group.5 1.30 N/S declination Moon at declination > 23 deg 30' Mars at declination > 23 deg 30' Jupiter conjunct AND parallel another planet 8.7 3.5 18. percent fre0uency in the charts of the anonymous alcoholics and *.1 4.8 4. >ombined in this way! the result is a . .' individuals in the experimental group have the 8oon in opposition to either =eptune or :enus.

6 was able to use the factor analysis report to identify which aspects had positive effect with greater fre0uency in the experimental group as well as the potential for combinable factors. =umerous factors were discovered that could be combined and included in a new Astro ignature. The next task was to determine if there were other 8oon oppositions or other aspects from the 8oon to either :enus or =eptune of significance that could be combined into one signature rule. /owever! 6 was wrong.+ factor analysis feature. %efore the results of testing the new signature are presented! allow me to review the results achieved from retesting 8ark 8cDonough2s Astro ignature for Alcoholism. The factor analysis feature in AstroDatabank enabled me to sort the results by aspect type "i.F. 6 was also able to determine the way the data was viewed "for example! 6 could select to view the top '++ factors demonstrating an absolute non9&ero two percent positive differential$.e.e. This would have been a formidable task if it had not been for the AstroDatabank -. the 8oon! or a ruler of a particular house! or the dispositor of a particular planet or point$. 6n order to identify which aspects occurred with greater fre0uency in the charts of the alcoholics! they would need to be evaluated individually. all oppositions$ or by planet or point "i. 7or example! it was already known that 8oon opposite :enus or =eptune occurred with greater fre0uency in the charts of alcoholics. 6t became apparent while retesting Dibson2s markers that different aspects couldn2t be grouped together before first analy&ing which aspects actually contributed positively as a marker. 7re0uently! the aspects 6 felt would contribute with the greatest variance did not. 7or example! 6 learned from retesting Dibson2s markers that 8oon opposite :enus or =eptune was found more fre0uently in the charts of the alcoholics! but what about the s0uare! 0uincunx or other aspect possibilities4 6 felt that the more stressful aspects would be suspect. >arter2s formula for alcoholism followed the first investigation and five new markers were found with at least a six point differential between the alcoholic group and the control group.1.Therefore! one of the first goals set for this project! was to discover other planets or points that could be grouped with the retested factors that showed the most statistically significant promise. 6n response! readers offered another fifty suggested factors to test. The s0uare! 0uincunx! and conjunction either occurred e0ually in both groups or more often in the control group. 7ollowing that! 8cDonough re0uested readers to give their input about what they believed to be contributing factors. RETESTING MCDONOUGH'S ASTROSIGNATURE FOR ALCOHOLISM 8ark 8cDonough inspired 6nternet readers of the AstroDatabank =ewsletter to join him in his 0uest to discover an Astro ignature for Alcoholism by initiating a study which tested for #isces and =eptune themes in the charts of alcoholics. A testing of >. The final result was an Astro ignature with eleven markers or rules that demonstrated the potential to be contributing factors to alcohol abuse. This first attempt wielded a few factors that appeared to have a significant influence toward contributing to alcohol abuse. ' .

Mars. 8oreover! 6 wondered if the scores received by the experimental group used in the study would reflect the fact that a great number of those people were famous personalities. Neptune or Pluto 84. TABLE 2.35 44.29 1. Neptune or Pluto AND Sun. sesqui Mars. 6n fact! so many independent factors were built into one signature rule that 6 had to 0uestion if each of the factors had been tested independently to determine if all of them did contribute with positive fre0uency.12 rulers) 4.71 2. opposed or quincunx 28. Retest Findings for McDonough's Study AstroSignature Rules % Non-Zero % Non-Zero Alcoholics Control 91. quincunx. 6t was apparent to me after reviewing the factor analysis report that it was rare for all the planets or all the major aspects or all the ?difficult? aspects "or all the harmonious aspects for that matter$! to contribute consistently and e0ually in either fre0uency or direction. and G. sextile.71 in water 3.(. 6f only some did! then it meant that some did not! and those that did not would decrease the effectiveness of the rule. uranus. semisquare.(' for the control group. trine.00 5 . 1nly those factors which contributed with positive variance should be included to ensure that each rule of combined factors was effective. Table ' outlines the results of retesting the 8cDonough Astro ignature for Alcoholism on the anonymous group of alcoholics. The percentages for the rules which showed up with greater fre0uency in the alcoholic group are presented in bold type. 3hile 6 doubt any astrologer would debate the logic of expecting to find a strong =eptune! <upiter or #isces influence in the charts of alcoholics! 6 also felt that such influences might also be found with greater fre0uency in the charts of people employed in any of the arts but most specifically those employed in the performing arts or film industry. 3ith this thought in mind! 6 chose to use two distinct data sets to test the signature 6 developed: one composed of performers with alcohol abuse and the other composed of a group of anonymous alcoholics. Moon. Saturn. The average signature score achieved for the experimental group was G. Neptune conjunct. semisq.. Sun or Moon in water sq. Sun or Moon sq. square. 1verall! the two groups scored e0ually. quincunx or opposed house ruler 9 or house ruler 12 (both 34. square. Jupiter conjunct. Saturn. Saturn Uranus. opp.6n contrast to Dibson2s markers for addiction! which involved '* single factors! 8cDonough2s signature for alcoholism combined multiple factors "both planets and aspects$ into one rule. Uranus. Neptune or Pluto 24. quincunx. sesqui Mars. opp.

Mars square. or sesqui Neptune 31. opp. 7or example! rule six was found in the experimental group with nearly four times the fre0uency with which it was found in the control group. or Asc ruler (both 75. Asc. or opposed ruler of house 12 (both rulers) 38. Additionally! one of the strengths of 8cDonough2s signature was that he was achieving the distribution fre0uencies 6 sought in this project. sextile. 3 . Moon. quincunx.51 42. quincunx or sesqui Neptune 14. The factor analysis report would help identify those factors. quincunx.12 11. semisquare.10 15. Jupiter conjunct. square. Fight of his eleven rules occurred greater than '+ percent of the time for the experimental group.76 10. quincunx. trine.10 As Table ' demonstrates! five of the eleven markers were found more fre0uently in the experimental group than in the control group. Moon. quincunx or opposed Sun. semisquare.88 71. @ule eleven showed a three percent positive differential. Dranted! such a distribution also meant that the percentage of the time it occurred in the control group rose as well! but it would be difficult if not impossible to find an astrological pattern that would be found only in the charts of people sharing a particular behavior trait. opp. square. sesqui by any planet in Pisces 15. The ruler of the 5th or the 5th house cusp square.29 52. Asc.35 13. Astrologers know that the more a particular theme is repeated in the chart! the greater the likelihood the behavior associated with that theme will exist as well. sextile. of a Cardinal sign 19. quincunx or sesqui Sun through Pluto AND Sun through Pluto in water 57. or Asc ruler 56.94 5. These results were interpreted as promising because it was felt that the rules just needed to be refined to include only those factors that were found to independently contribute to alcohol abuse before combining them with other factors to compose a signature rule.88 16.29 6.65 9.Sun. Mars square.82 8.10 rulers) 7. semisq.94 34. Jupiter conjunct. Any planet. opp. trine. opposed. This is why it was felt that a signature for alcohol abuse that fit *+ percent of the experimental group and only -+ percent of the control group would be a workable signature. The ruler of the fifth house or the fifth house cusp square. semisq. angle or Moon's nodes at 11 deg.82 56.

@ule four "=eptune conjunct! s0uare! opposite! or 0uincunx un! 8oon! Ascendant or Ascendant ruler$! was made more effective written as =eptune sextile! 0uincunx or parallel un! 8oon! Ascendant or Ascendant ruler! because these were the aspects that occurred in the charts of the alcoholics with higher positive fre0uency than they occurred in the control group. The key was to find combinable factors! because it was rare for an independent factor to occur more fre0uently than three percent of the time in the experimental group..sing the filter feature in AstroDatabank! 6 considered nearly '++ possible combinations of factors that were independently identified in the factor analysis report as occurring with greater fre0uency in the charts of alcoholics than in the control group.! "any planet! angle or 8oon2s node at .'E percent for the alcoholics and ('. Therefore! 6 combined these factors into one rule for the signature. This is in contrast to its form in the 8cDonough signature! with results of higher occurrence "(*.. 7or example! 6 already knew that two of Dibson2s independent factors! 8oon in opposition to :enus and 8oon in opposition to =eptune could be combined into one rule. degrees of the cardinal signs$ was made more effective by removing Hibra from the e0uation. degrees Hibra 6 . The factor analysis report indicated that his rule six! "<upiter conjunct! sextile! s0uare! trine! 0uincunx! or opposing un! 8oon! Ascendant or Ascendant ruler$ would be effective if only the conjunction and 0uincunx were used and made more effective "higher fre0uency and distribution$ if the semis0uare was included as well. 6 began this selection process by seeking other factors which could be combined with those used by Dibson and 8cDonough that would make their rules more effective.ADOPTING A NEW ASTROSIGNATURE FOR ALCOHOL ABUSE: THE PROCESS .. The opposition! s0uare! sextile and trine occurred either with e0ual or greater fre0uency in the control group! so they were dropped from the rule.. 8y goal was to select '+ rules or markers to compose an Astro ignature. The factor analysis report indicated no other aspects of greater fre0uency in the alcoholics to both =eptune and :enus but it did report that the 8oon in opposition to =eptune2s dispositor! the 8oon2s dispositor! >eres and :esta also occurred with greater fre0uency in the experimental group.)B percent for the alcoholics and B. The 0uestion was! were there other 8oon oppositions that also contributed with greater fre0uency and distribution that could be included to make the rule even more effective4 6n order to attain the higher percentages in both fre0uency and distribution! other 8oon oppositions to other planets or points or other aspects from the 8oon to =eptune and :enus would need to be identified. 6nevitably! 6 had to select those markers or rules 6 felt could be replicated. percent for the control group "anonymous data set$.. imilar results were achieved by refining 8cDonough2s signature rules four and eleven. #lanets at . @ule . Three of 8cDonough2s rules were refined to include in the signature.E. The refinement of this rule resulted in a fre0uency of B)..percent for the control group$ but less variance between the experimental and control group. 7urthermore! it was even more difficult to discover a single factor that occurred with a high positive fre0uency variance A=D in the charts of at least '+ percent of the alcoholics.

occurred with higher fre0uency in the control group.percent of charts in 0uestion. 7ollowing is an example of the process 6 followed to determine combinable factors using the factor analysis report. 7or example! when 6 evaluated the report on sign analysis! 6 found a surprising number of indicators in >apricorn! yet none of them were a planetA 6nstead! the dispositors of specific planets or the rulers of specific houses were the contributing factors. 6n general! planets in balance9seeking Hibra appear to enhance sobriety. 7urthermore! both >eres and :esta are felt to be linked to the :irgo archetype.percent$ had this particular aspect in their charts. 1ne was =eptune2s dispositor and the other was the ruler of the 8>.. This particular issue came up fre0uently as 6 worked to combine factors and in several instances! 6 adopted some very interesting combinations into one rule despite the fact that 6 risked not having my results replicated with a different experimental group. There were other conundrums to address when combining factors into a single workable rule. /ere is where both logic and astrological common sense come into play. 6t was tricky to choose from all the possible contributing factors to compose an Astro ignature of '+ rules.. 1ften! 6 was surprised at what the factor analysis indicated to be contributing factors in alcohol abuse. The factor analysis report offered no other aspects from :enus2 dispositor to this group but it did offer two receivers of the ses0uis0uare aspect from :enus2 dispositor that occurred with higher fre0uency in the charts of the alcoholics. 6n one instance! the report indicated that :enus2 dispositor ses0uis0uare to :enus! 8ars! <upiter or aturn occurred five percent more fre0uently in the charts of the alcoholics than it did in the control group. =onetheless! it would never have occurred to me to consider their potential influence if the factor analysis report hadn2t suggested that 6 do so. 6t made sense when their symbolism was considered: >eres! the Farth Doddess! associated with the principles of nurturance and unconditional love "most importantly of the self$! and :esta! seen to preside over support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and the principles of personal integration and spiritual devotion. At the same time! astrological common sense dictates that :enus2 dispositor ses0uis0uare to either =eptune2s or the 8>2s dispositor could very well contribute to alcohol abuse. 14 . Hogically! if we assume the factor analysis report shows that the :enus ses0uis0uare is occurring to both aturn and the dispositor of =eptune at identical percentages! then there2s a good chance that aturn is also the dispositor of =eptune and including both in a signature rule might achieve good results with one experimental group but not be replicated with another. The conundrum was this: what was the likelihood that either =eptune2s or the 8>2s dispositor was one of the original four planets involved in the ses0uis0uare to :enus2 dispositor4 6n other words! what the factor analysis report doesnIt show is whether :enus! 8ars! <upiter or aturn are also the dispositors of =eptune or the 8> in the E. Additionally! the asteroids! >eres and :esta! often showed up as contributors to alcohol abuse when involved in particular aspects or placed in particular houses or signs. 6f they were! it would skew the results for this particular group and likely not be significant. Therefore! 6 needed to find some other factors to combine with it before it could be included as a signature rule. /owever! only eight of the alcoholics "E.

Venus Disp. Nept Disp.2 54. shows the results for both groups.1 Aquarius 8) Ceres square Moon. Ascendant.THE ASTROSIGNATURE 6n the end! 6 adopted '+ rules to compose an Astro ignature for Alcohol Abuse and tested the signature with both the Anonymous group and the #erformers group of data sets.2 10) Moon or Moon's Disp sextile Uranus or 29. ruler of house 5.4 36. Sun. Sun Disp. Uranus. Chiron. Nept.0 46. 5. 45. or 6 in 54. Nept.++ for the control group.9 or 12 in 5th house 5) Ascendant in Aries.0 FAMOUS CONTROL % Non Zero 24.(E and ). Gemini. SN Disp.2 39. Table B.7 ruler of house 1.2 Virgo 6) Moon in Virgo. SN.)(+ control and the #erformers group consisted of .7 or 12 in Capricorn 3) Venus. 8. Jup Disp. Nept Disp 9) Jup Disp contraparallel Sun.0 45. 9.9 29. Neptune. NN Disp. Table B. 64. MC Disp 2) Sun Disp. The Anonymous group consisted of )( experimental. Merc Disp.. Pluto Disp. 4. Jup. 5. SN Disp. The average signature score achieved for the #erformers experimental group was .7 1) Asc Sesquisq or quincunx Moon.0 38.9 11 .3 10. or ruler of 6th house 28.0 16. Merc Disp.0 37. 2.0 51. Sun Disp*.+. ==K=orth =ode. 2. =ew Astro ignature for Alcoholism "1nly modern used$ JDisp K Dispositor. ruler of house 1. SN. Nept Disp. NN Disp. NN.'. Venus 34.0 14.9 Chiron.0 31.7 40.3 10.)) and ).12 in the 6th house 4) Moon.3 29.1 Disp.1 57. Scorpio. Pluto Disp. 17.') for the control group.4 Uranus Disp. Taurus. Uran Disp. MC.++ experimental.1 26. Gemini or 48. The average signature score achieved for the Anonymous experimental group was . 11.0 12. Mars Disp.7 29. Vesta. ruler of house 3.0 32. 45.4 12.8 or Pisces 7) Sun. Venus Disp.+++ control. 9. 3. MC Disp. 11.2 50.5 47.6 42. Jup Disp. Merc Disp. Capricorn 51. Merc. 1verall! the signature works with greater effectiveness with the Anonymous group than it does the #erformers. Sun Disp. NN Disp. 8. All of the rules worked with greater fre0uency in terms of both distribution and variance for the experimental groups. =K outh =ode rulers were AstroSignature Rules ANONYMOUS ANONYMOUS FAMOUS EXPERIMENT CONTROL EXPERIMENT % Non Zero % Non Zero % Non Zero 22. 4.5 27.3 34.

8 14.4 33.'. SN Disp.0 50. Neptune.0 26. Sun Disp. Mars Disp.+++ "-(. A perusal of the Anonymous chart that scored BB 0uickly revealed the reason it scored as high as it did99it held an A0uarian stellium containing un! 8ercury! :enus! 8ars! aturn and the =orth =ode in the sixth house.0 19. 38.8 16.8 19. 12 .3 31.8 Capricorn 19) Mars trine.-+ split was nearly achieved but -(.2 44. 7ifty9one of the )( charts "*+ percent$ in the Anonymous experimental group scored at or above the median experimental group score of . MC. Vesta.0 18. The *+. Disp. 49.7 24.0 14. Asc. or below. NN. Merc Disp. or 18.' percent of the control group scored . Jupiter.4 13) Jupiter conjunct.! while only '. Nept Disp.0 12. SN.11) Saturn conjunct Neptune. or Ruler of house 6. Sat. Ceres. This also explains at least some of the variance in percentages achieved between the Anonymous experimental group and the #erformer group for rules three and seven "which address A0uarius and sixth house placements$.. The *+.1 17) Merc.0 41. Ruler of house 5 or 12 at 28 degrees of any sign 29. or 11 35.4 46. Pluto Disp.0 39.) percent$ in the control group scored that high.++ "*' percent$ of the #erformer experimental group scored similarly. MC.3 12) Mars.8 19.))$ than it actually does! because the highest score achieved in the Anonymous group was BB in contrast to the highest score of '' in the #erformers group.8 22. quincunx.2 Neptune 20) Moon angular AND semisq. or Asc Disp. or quincunx Moon. Vesta or Ceres 27.8 20. The *+.0 11. 42.4 degree any sign 18) Any planet. Asc.1 15.7 13. or Ruler of 4th house at 1 29.. Asc Disp. or Asc.7 13. Sat. Therefore! G-. Merc. 8. Ruler of 4th or 7th at 11 degrees Aries. Sun.5 SIGNATURE SCORE RESULTS The average signature score for the Anonymous group ". Uranus.0 19.9 34.8 14) Neptune sextile.0 26.-+ distribution that 6 sought was achieved with the Anonymous group. NN or SN 17. 9. sesquisq.9 25.9 18.4 15) Sun. sextile or parallel 21. Sun. semisq.+. Ceres. MC Disp.1 28..E of the )(+ records "'(.4 Ruler of house 3 or 11 in 4th house 16) Moon opposition Venus.(E$ appears to vary more greatly from the average score for the #erformer group ". NN Disp. out of . percent$ of the control group scored nine or greater as well. SN. or parallel Moon. Uranus. Moon Disp. semisextile. square or quincunx Merc. Moon Disp. Asc.-+ dividing score in the #erformers group was achieved by those in the experimental group with a score of nine or greater! whereas sixty two out of . MC.2 29. Cancer.

"6 was unable to figure out a way to account for singletons and. Fach had two records which received a signature score of three. That is! if upon evaluation a horoscope receives a score of . '$ Fleventh house :irgo stellium "involving un! 8oon! =eptune with 8oon conjunct =eptune$! aturn stationary @x in the fourth house in A0uarius at the handle of a bucket pattern! in exact 0uincunx to 8oon.The #erformers control group had four records which received a signature score of &ero and the Anonymous group had one such record. 7or example! if the behavior does surface! what factors in the chart represent strengths to draw upon to offset the behavior4 /ow could those strengths best be tapped and cultivated4 6 feel this information is as e0ually important to identify! for it enables astrologers to empower their clients with options and choices. There were a total of . -$ A singleton stationary @x aturn in the tenth as the only planet in the southern hemisphere! a second house #isces stellium involving 8oon! 8ercury! 8ars! <upiter! and >hiron with un also in the second house in Aries and an exact #luto conjunct :enus in Taurus in the fourth house. B$ A tenth house stellium "predominantly Taurus$ as well as an eleventh house Demini stellium! 8ars in >ancer conjunct =orth =ode in the first house in mutual reception with 8oon in Aries in the tenth house.( in the Anonymous control group with a signature score of one. Additionally! while three out of four of these charts contained a focal stationary planet! no particular planet! dispositor or house ruler demonstrated stationary status with greater fre0uency in the experimental groups as compared to the control group. 3hile this Astro ignature has set forth guidelines for identifying the tendency for alcohol abuse! it fails to answer some other very important 0uestions.. An examination of the lowest scoring charts in both experimental groups revealed similar types of focali&ers. 7or example! all four of them contained a stellium! and two contained singletons. or above using the criteria outlined in the Astro ignature! there is a risk of alcohol abuse. 6n fact! aturn was found to be stationary or retrograde more often in the control group than in the experimental group. The great blessing of astrology is that it not only 13 . There was a stellium involving un! 8ercury! :enus! =orth =ode! and =eptune in Hibra in the second house. /ere is a list of some of the dynamics found in the four lowest scoring charts: . A signature score of three was the lowest score earned in both experimental groups.$ A singleton stationary 8ars in Demini in the tenth house "the only planet in the southern hemisphere$ s0uare 8oon conjunct #luto in the first house.or stelliums with the AstroDatabank software$. SUMMARY A workable Astro ignature was developed with practical application for identifying a tendency toward alcohol abuse in the horoscope.E records in the #erformers control group and .=eptune.

provides us with a means for understanding the dynamics underlying unhealthful behaviors! it also offers guidance about the means for healing such behaviors. 12 .