Well, the short answer is, that each of the twelve star signs has its plus and minus points, and there’s no such thing as a ‘best’ or ‘worst’ sign. However, all things being equal, one might be able to pinpoint certain signs that are particularly favourable. This is because the star sign, by definition, is the sign that the Sun was in at birth, and in traditional astrology the Sun has areas of the Zodiac where it works very well.
The sign the Sun rules is Leo, so Leo probably takes the prize as being the best star sign. Bill Clinton is a Leo, and so is Madonna. And the Sun in Leo is particularly fortunate when you were born in the daytime, between sunrise and sunset. Like Bill Clinton and Madonna. Matters are further helped if you’re a late Leo, born on or after August 18. This is because there is a fortunate star in the last degree of Leo, called Regulus, that’s associated with kingship and royalty. Bill Clinton was born on August 19, so he’s an example of someone blessed by this star’s influence.
Aries is another sign that the Sun works well in – because the Sun’s exalted here. And as in the case of Leo, a daytime birth gives extra luck. The Sun’s degree of maximum exaltation is nineteen degrees of Aries, and people born between April 7 and April 9 will have have the Sun close to this position. They might be especially fortunate. Sagittarius is another good sign for the Sun, but you do have to be born in the daylight hours to get the benefits.
Nonetheless I must emphasise that the operative phrase really is ‘all things being equal’ – if I had to choose the best star sign, as a speculative exercise. In a practical sense, people have their star sign, they have their potential, and those who are truly fortunate are the ones who make the best of what they’ve got.
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