Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Developing Characters Via Astrology

When I use Astrology to cast my main characters, I use the Sun sign, the Moon sign and the Rising sign. The Sun denotes the person's inner self. The Moon shows the emotional self and the Rising sign shows the face the character shows to the world. When using this for characters this system gives one a vast variety of traits for their characters. I'm no mathematician but think of twelve times twelve times twelve and probably even more. There's something for every character. And even more. Minor characters can have just one set of traits. What I'll be doing here is making lists of traits for each of the three types of signs. Sometimes the characteristics are even opposites or if you're designing a multi-layered villain the traits can be turned from positive to negative. Each week, I'll start with one of the signs and list the traits.

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