Photography Ulla Nyeman @www.ellisonlee.com
StylE Bob @ www.jackiegibbs.com
Hair & Make up Jo Gillingwater @onemakeup.com using MAC and Skinceuticals
Photographer assistant Lorna Allan
Digital operator Leah Band
Thanks to Alec@ Streetstudios.co.uk Amber and Gemma for giving us an extra hand :-)
Also thanks to all the lovely beautifull children and parents, without them we would have no images. a r i e s
“Pan, who and what art thou?” Hook asked huskily.
“I’m youth, I’m joy” Peter answered at a venture, “I’m a
little bird that has broken out of the egg”.
Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie
A zodiacal collaboration of cosmic minds.
Australian Astrologer Lizzie Bodenham teamed with
photographer Ulla Nyeman and her band of merry-
men - they wander through the sun signs to bring you a
happy insight into your child’s horoscope.
We chat Leo youngsters, the sensitive & imaginative Pi-
sces and Scorpio the Mythic Warriors.
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Born at the astrological New Year, Mars-ruled Aries youngsters are often the first to speak up, to express determination and go
forth daringly with a boldness that can only be admired. But blazing a trail requires a little forethought . . . “look before you leap”
and “complete one task before initiating another”: it may be wise to plant such seeds in these youngsters’ minds. The world of
heroes, and of fantastic beings who dream the impossible, is one the young Ram truly believes in, deep down. Nurturing this
idealism is essential for them to be the warriors of the heart.
Venus-ruled young Taureans are sensual beings. They appreciate the beauty of what they can see, feel, hear, vocalise and smell
and are generally responsive to nature and the realm of colour and sound. They know what they value from a young age and
the chances are they will have an inborn common sense and practical nature. Encourage them to stop and smell the roses, but
remember to also let young bulls graze in their own time. Being pushed or prodded will only make them dig their hooves firmly
into the ground!
g e m i n i
“The Mole was bewitched, entranced, fascinated. By the side of the
river he trotted, as one trots, when very small, by the side of a
man who holds one spell-bound by exciting stories….”
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
t a u r u s
“Everyone had heard the feast would be, Spread out un-
der the broad oak tree, At toadstool tables here are we,
happily eating, as you can see”.
The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast- Alan Aldridge
Babes born under the sign of the twins may well talk before most, and their versatile, curious minds have an insatiable urge to
learn, exchange information and explore from a young age. Holding their attention for long may be tricky, so encourage them to
stop, take a deep breath and listen every now and then! Like a bee collecting pollen from a variety of flowers, the Mercury-ruled
youngster find that variety is indeed the spice of life! The sign of the twins, symbolising a merging of the mental and physical,
suggests mental and manual dexterity. Mercury was the messenger in Roman mythology who wore winged sandals . . .
c a n c e r
“Thus grew the tale of Wonderland,
Thus slowly, one by one
Its quaint events were hammered out
And now the tale is done
And home we steer, a merry crew
Beneath the setting sun.”
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
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“Chin up, chin up. Everybody loves a happy face. Wear it,
share it, it’ll brighten up the darkest place. Twinkle, spar-
kle. Let a little sun shine in. . .”
Charlotte’s Web - E. B. White
These Moon-ruled youngsters may have emotions or moods that ebb and flow like the tides. Innately protective and sensitive
by nature, the young crab will absorb and reflect his or her experience of home and family as they grow. Give them space to
dream and make believe, look after pets or tend a little garden. These children generally have a quirky sense of humour and
encouraging the loony bird to see humour in all, helps them traverse life’s highs and lows.
These Sun-ruled young lions have naturally radiant energy -- even the quiet ones have a presence that commands attention in
some way. Leo youngsters are generally creative and playful, with an inborn sense of drama, so encourage them to express their
talents in some way. Innately generous, these solar youngsters do however need to be reminded to share the limelight from
time to time! The young lions and lionesses may sometimes roar, especially if they are not getting the respect or approval they
crave. With time, they will learn to contain their fiery energy so that their radiant warmth benefits all.
v i r g o
“Our first game is called Well Begun is Half-Done” Michael: “I don’t like
the sound of that. “ Mary Poppins: “In every job that must be done there is
an element of fun. You find fun and SNAP the job’s done!”
Mary Poppins - P. L. Travers
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“She’s in that state of mind,“ said the White Queen “that she wants to deny
something - only she doesn’t know what to say!”
Alice Through the Looking Glass -- Lewis Carroll
Like Earth sign Taurus, Libran youngsters are ruled by Venus and have an appreciation for art, beauty, colour and the fine things
in life. However as an Air sign they are people-oriented and curious, seeking the value of relating. The symbol of the Scales
indicates that these Libran children’s personal equilibrium can be easily tipped by harshness or indecision -- so encourage them
to use logic where possible, and to develop their ideas and aesthetic sensibilities. The urge for fairness enables Libran young-
sters to see both sides to every story, so encourage them to view the overall plot with a balanced measure of head and heart.
Like Air sign Gemini, Virgo youngsters are ruled by Mercury and are alert, perceptive and adaptable. In contrast, however,
these Earth signs can be shy if they don’t know you, but will be eager to lend a helping hand if they do! The sign of the Maiden
symbolises purity and high standards; these children like to do a job well and to be well informed of the facts. Often known as
the “realists” of the zodiac, the Virgo child may thrive on routine and adapt well to structure, but be sure to encourage occasional
flights of fancy and playful pursuits.
s c o r p i o
“I was glad my father was an eye-smiler…you can fake a mouth- smile anytime you
want, simply by moving your lips. I’ve also learned that a real mouth-smile always
has an eye-smile to go with it…”
Danny, the Champion of the World - Roald Dahl
s a g i t t a r i u s
“’Oh look! There is an explorer!’ he exclaimed to himself when he saw the little prince
coming…he had already travelled so much and so far!”
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius children are generally energetic, optimistic and curious about many things. Like their symbol the
centaur, these youngsters may need plenty of room to gallop so they’re free to aim their arrow in any direction they choose!
Young Archers thrive on activities that help them expand their horizons physically and mentally. If you are fair and honest with
these youngsters, they will respect the boundaries you place on them. Encourage them to aim their arrows high and feel the
earth beneath their hooves, whilst staying in touch with the truth of their hearts.
The children born under the sign of the Scorpio are often some of the strongest-willed youngsters you’ll ever meet. Rather like
Mythic Warriors, they express a mixture of determination and intensity, able to withstand and endure -- but don’t be fooled,
they have x-ray-like sensitivity! Usually private about their feelings, these water signs do, however, need to let off steam every
now and then, through activities that challenge them mentally or physically. Encourage them to take time out and explore fan-
tasy, puzzles or the mysterious secrets of life.
c a p r i c o r n
Frodo: ”I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.”
Gandalph: “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us”.
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
a q u a r i u s
“A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men”
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
Capricorn’s symbol is the mountain goat, so don’t expect these children to be just “kids”! Ruled by Saturn or “Old Father Time”,
the young Capricorn may display a sense of integrity and practical common sense from a young age. Persistence, and the ability
to focus on the task at hand, enables the young goat to put much effort into anything they set their minds to. Be sure to praise
these efforts and encourage them to not take life too seriously. After all, a sense of humour can be one of the best companions
on the long path up the mountain.
The young Aquarian is ruled by Uranus, a planet that likes to march to its own rhythm, regardless what the status quo may be.
These Uranian youngsters may be assertive individuals but loyal to their friends: idealistic, independent and sometimes a little
unpredictable. An air sign, the Aquarius child is often attuned to high frequency airwaves , experimenting with ideas and reach-
ing their own conclusions in sometimes brilliant but nonsensical ways! Give these children freedom to dream outside the square
and to be true to themselves, and their futuristic wiring may benefit us all one day…
p i s c e s
“Ever drifting down the stream
Lingering in the golden gleam,
Life: what is it but a dream?”
Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
Born at the end of the Zodiac wheel, the young fish often have one fin in another realm, where boundaries don’t exist and
dreams abound. These youngsters are sensitive, imaginative and often highly creative, but may need direction and guidance to
follow through with ideas. Water plays an important role in the lives these children, as they are naturally attuned to energy fields
around them. A simple daily ritual of a bath or a swim can clear unnecessary energy they may have absorbed. Encourage these
naturally empathic children to find a healthy outlet for their emotions, through caring for pets, painting, writing or dancing out
beneath the stars . . .