As said in the last Post, Right Astrology is looking at your spiritual picture; and to do that best, we need to access your Unconscious. The planets from Sun to Saturn deal with a person mostly on the outer level (personal and social) and dip into the Subconscious.
But we want the deep Unconscious, even more penetrating than Neptune and Pluto. That’s where the Stars come in.
STAR SUMMARIES list the Stars that were in some sort of “parallel” (properly called a Paran) to a planet. The Star ALTAIR may’ve been rising at the horizon precisely as Jupiter was rising—or maybe setting. The power of the 4 points (Rising, Culminating, Setting, & the Nadir bottom of the Wheel’s Cross) is enormous in our lives. A STAR SUMMARY cites the Star & gives a one-line probable meaning for your moment of birth tied to the Planet in Paran.
STAR REPORTS introduce the Stars and offer a greater latitude of meaning in a paragraph or two.
For example Martin Luther King has the Star ALTAIR Culminating at the top of his Chart’s Wheel at the Midheaven in Paran with his Sun as it is also Culminating. One description for this Paran is “A bold and determined individual” (as given by Bernadette Brady). Who was more bold and determined than the reverend Dr. King? Yet for his own spiritual growth, we may also be bold enough to suggest that his Soul had these energies as his commission to take on the tasks he undertook.
Here’s an example of what a Star Report entry might look like for MLK’s ALTAIR and Sun (a la Brady):
Altair Culminating – The Eagle, with Sun Culminating in Prime Years
A bold and determined individual
With Altair in paran with your Sun you are filled with the boldness of the eagle. You define yourself as quick to act, quick to become motivated or angry, and keen to run your life in an independent manner. If Altair was active in your youth then you would have seen your father-figure as a brave person willing to take risks and seek his own goals. This father-figure may also have had a military background or a military mind. If, however, Altair is active in your adult years, then you define yourself in this manner, or seek to be associated with those who are brave and risk-taking, physically or mentally.