SAMPLE NATAL REPORT

Natal Report for Edgar Cayce

Mar 18, 1877, 3:00 pm LMT Hopkinsville, KY (36N50, 87W30)

Prepared by: PLEIADES MOONSTAR

MOONSTAR-ENTERPRISES
Pleiades MoonStar CMT BCH 
Crescent City, CA 95531 astrology@moonstar-enterprises.com

 

Introduction

Your natal horoscope, or birth chart, is a snapshot of the heavens at the moment you were born. It shows what the sky actually looked like at the time and place of your birth. Astrology in modern times has renewed the ancient discovery that the symbolism of the planets that surrounded you at birth describes your character and personality. Planets that were directly overhead at the time and place of your birth are most important, and would appear at the very top of the chart or the Midheaven. Planets that were just rising above the horizon in the East at the time of your birth would appear near the horizontal line at the left hand side of the chart or the Ascendant. If the Sun appears in the top half of the chart, then you were born during daylight hours and have a more outer directed personality. All of these features reflect the factors at play in the Universe at the moment of your birth and are significant indications of the basic qualities and tendencies that continue to make up your personality.

 

Each planet’s relative position in the sky and significant angles that it makes to the other planets, or aspects, are examined in this report. Please keep in mind that you are not limited by these descriptions. Your natal horoscope does not prescribe your fate. The stars incline, they do not compel. Your birth chart shows potentials that you can either struggle to fulfill or deny. The choice is yours. Beneficial aspects, or planetary positions, are areas of life in which you show natural talent and achieve easy success. Challenging aspects, or planetary positions, can become your greatest asset if you can learn to be aware of how that dynamic plays out in your life and the world at large. The strongest and most important features of your chart are described first. For definitions of astrological terms, please refer to the glossary at the end of this report.

      

Chart Patterns

Funnel, focal planet Uranus

 

You have the planetary pattern type called the ‘funnel’ shape. All your planets form a group, with the exception of the focal point, one planet or two planets in conjunction. Your energies tend to be channeled through this focus. You will have abilities in the occupied area of the chart, and goals in the direction of the focal point. The focal planet(s) symbolizes how your energies will be expressed, and where you seek to have your needs met or achieve your purpose.

Uranus in the First House (or sign) gives an individual with an original and eccentric mind, whose intuition is strong. Change and variety excite you. You are a nonconformist, and totally have your own code of ethics. You are constantly asserting your freedom and independence, which is the very breath of life for you. The Uranian energy can be impulsive, as well as insensitive to others’ needs, and you can appear to be cold at times, or you may seem to be more excited by ideas than by other people. You may feel unrest and isolation, as though on a separate wavelength from the rest of mankind. Your mutability and urge for constant change can frustrate or confuse those around you. You may also feel uneasy in your sense of self, as you attempt to come to terms with this basic instability. You benefit from learning practices that help balance your energy, and in developing understanding and acceptance that not everyone is as impulsive as you are. You are in your essence a free spirit, courageous and pioneering, whose mission in life is involved with bringing new ideas into being.

The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally:

Uranus in Leo (or the fifth house) gives a rebellious individual with a strong will. With this placement you tend to be determined to get your own way. You are reckless, original, and independent, and like to assert yourself. You can be very creative, especially in the arts. Whatever form your self-expression takes, it is likely to evoke you and no one else. Your unique viewpoint contributes to the potential for new genres and methods of accomplishment to come into being. Your approach to romance may also be different from the run of the mill. You may find yourself in unconventional in love affairs, perhaps with sudden beginnings or endings. Children are a source of great interest but you may have difficulties in giving them warmth and affection. You benefit from learning the joy that comes from a more heartcentered approach. You also benefit from more follow-through, focus and self-discipline, in order to successfully complete what is started.

      

Important Features

Jupiter in Capricorn (2° Cap 03′)

Jupiter in the Fifth House

Leading planet of planetary pattern

 

Jupiter in the Fifth House (or sign) gives you a generous personality with good vitality. You have dignity, pride and dramatic presence, and are courageous in your sense of self. You are likely to be a loyal companion. You possess excellent executive abilities. You like to show off your good side, and have a natural flair and sense of showmanship that carries you far in life. You enjoy the limelight, and would always rather shine out on a hillside than hide your light under a barrel. You are attracted to higher learning, and the fine arts, including the theater, and may try your hand at acting. You can also be extravagant at times, or suffer from errors in judgment. You may tend to overdo, and need to beware of egotism. You have good intuition; you make a capable leader when you follow your own inner guidelines.

Jupiter in Capricorn (or the tenth house) gives you a serious and conscientious personality. You are also very practical and have a talent for working with the public. You tend to be extremely careful with money, making a good manager, and have a strong drive to achieve success. You may be perhaps somewhat miserly with the gift of your affection. You can also be fearful of risking the fruits of your achievement, definitely not a risk-taker. You may refrain from taking chances that would in fact succeed. Although you have good prospects in life, your opportunities usually come from hard work and dedication. Tradition plays a large part in molding your ideals. You are noble and honorable in your connection with society around you, and enjoy being known as a good role model for others to follow.

 

Pluto in Taurus (22° Tau 56′)

Pluto in the Tenth House

 

Pluto in the Tenth House (or sign) gives you a forceful personality with a focus on issues of authority, power and control. You may in fact have a compulsion for control manifesting in difficulties with interpersonal relations or in rebellious attitudes toward established authority, or perhaps resulting in the charismatic personal magnetism of a natural leader. You may go through many changes in the course of pursuing your work in the world. You are a real powerhouse of energy, and enjoy being in charge, perhaps as a compensation for having felt overly controlled in your early encounters with authority figures. Your mother or your opposite sex parent was perhaps experienced as controlling, and you may have felt stifled in the individual expression of your self-hood. These early experiences are apt to give you a knee-jerk reaction to authority figures in your more mature manifestation based on unconscious impulses of fear and resentment. You might look to situations when you are fully in control as safe for you, and seek them out in your employment, such as being a self-starter or your own boss. You may, however, have difficulties maintaining a position of authority, once achieved. What is needed is a reevaluation and transformation of your urge for authority and control, based on a deeper understanding of yourself and a more conscious and socially responsible use of personal power.

The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally:

Pluto in Taurus (or the second house) gives you tremendous focus around the issue of money and material possessions. With this placement you will transform your attitude toward the material, and your values in general, as you go through life. Finding your own base, independent of cultural norms, is an important theme for you. You may be apt to associate a sense of security with material possessions, or find yourself spending in a compulsive way for no apparent reason. You are a financial powerhouse, but there can be swings of fortune, up and down, as you will likely go through many changes in your attitude toward the material in the course of your life’s journey. You may find that you move toward a more connected sense of security as you mature, one that does not stem from feelings of isolation and lack. You can then overcome your tendency to obsess on having enough through self-discipline and a realigning of values. When your values transform, your sense of self no longer depends on physical possessions, but rather on the deeper meaning associated with these things, which are symbolic of love and sharing.

 

Sun in Pisces (28° Pis 23′ 16″)

Sun in the Eighth House

Ruler of rising sign

 

The Sun represents your will and purpose, your sense of vitality, and your evolving higher Self. In Pisces it is Mutable-Water, and rules the feet. Your ruling planet is Neptune, and also Jupiter. You are friendly and likable, and yet you can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. You are not entirely at home in this world. You may at times prefer your inner life to this one. You are dreamy and full of imagination, and are easily influenced by everything around you, being quite sensitive to the emotions of others. You also have an artistic temperament that allows you to express these feelings in creative and innovative ways. You can be strong when necessary, but you may have a hard time making a decision. You also may experience upsets periodically, stemming from your extreme sensitivity as you react to situations and events that seem harsh to you. At your best you are truly compassionate, offering service, love and understanding to all of life that surrounds you.

The Sun in the Eighth House represents a concentration of the vital force to transform and regenerate, and to relate with others intimately. You enjoy the intensity of the human animal. It is your nature to marry sensitive perception with experience. Through your understanding of your inner self, you easily perceive the motives of those around you. You penetrate every variation of deep emotion in order to confront your own nature. You act from a primal urge to merge with others, and to partake in the sacred and secret relationships between yourself and the world. Through merging with others at the depths of human experience, you investigate your own emotional desires. You are very aware of fathomless human needs through your deep knowledge of the instinctual level of interrelation, and the fear of loss, or death. Your aim is to metamorphose yourself in order to experientially manifest the cycles of death and rebirth from within your own inner world. You benefit when you experiment with and confront your fears and insecurities in healthy ways, around people who support your need to grow intensely, in order for you to maintain an ever-expanding boundary of security.

 

Moon in Taurus (12° Tau 12′ 01″)

Moon in the Tenth House

Angular planet – conjunct Midheaven

 

The Moon in Taurus gives a personality with a deep need for security, centered in the material world. You are possessed of powerful emotions, and you are also charming, good-natured, and attractive. The material world can be of importance to you, for it makes you feel comfortable to be in nice surroundings. You are also very practical, proud and stubborn, and should beware of acting conceited. You are likely to attract a loyal and loving partner.

The Moon in the Tenth House represents an emotional sensitivity to the experience of your acceptance in public career, your works in the world. Prestige matters a great deal to you. You may be ambitious in the outer world because you feel that you have something important to share with others around you. This makes you strive towards demonstrating your inner ability to be a leader. You have great inner strength and emotional control which you project outwardly as power. People may perceive you as emotionally cool, calm, and collected. Your sense of control and power gives you an air of authority. You have natural leadership abilities and you take the feeling of authority seriously as a demonstration of your self-worth. You feel a need to be connected to being useful in society and work well with the public. You truly want to see yourself serving the best interest of your community. You do best when you are in position to perform to the best of your qualifications, abilities, and talents and use your talents to improve the lot of others around you.

      

Angular Planets       

Sun, Moon, Rising Sign Features

Leo Rising

 

The Rising Sign is the mask shown to others, also the physical appearance.

Leo Rising people are dramatic, extroverted and assertive. Your ruling planet is the Sun. You have great energy, courage and honesty, and are very creative, self-confident and perhaps a bit self-indulgent. You expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Even so, people forgive you for your excesses, sensing in you the incurable romantic. You are likely to have a leonine appearance, with a thick mane of hair and a dramatic flair to your clothing and appearance. You also enjoy the warmth of the physical sun. You are determined and usually get your way when you really want to. You also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader. Leo people are very proud, and your challenge is not to be arrogant or egotistical, but rather to develop humility and compassion, and to learn detachment in the gift of your affections.

 

Uranus in strong conjunction

(within 0.8 degrees) with Ascendant

Focal planet of planetary pattern

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction gives an eccentric and strong-willed individual. You are an original and independent thinker with an active, scientific mind, futuristic in outlook, and you are capable of bringing new ideas into being. In your restless search for the new and exciting you can put others’ feelings aside. You can therefore seem to be determined to get your own way. You are tuned in to an unusual degree to planes beyond the physical, and may be able to perceive information through a powerful intuition or through psychic channels. You also love freedom from conventionality, so you may rebel against the norm. You are inclined to be reckless. You may also be nervous and impatient, or tend to shy away from commitment and responsibility. You can benefit from attempting to control your energetic and visionary impulses in order to make these more concretely available in your own life, and in the life of society around you.

 

Moon in square

(within 8.2 degrees) with Ascendant

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect between the Moon and Ascendant gives a nurturing and protective personality. You are subtle in your actions, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around you. Your sense of security and your home are important to you. You have a habit of moodiness, with your emotions frequently changing, and this can create problems in relating to others. You may feel at a loss to connect with others, not being sure of how they really feel towards you, and yet secretly desiring emotional contact with them. You also tend to act instinctively, rather than after reasoning out the situation. You can therefore benefit from shedding the light of conscious reason on your habitual patterns, and working toward greater focus on your true goals.

 

Pluto in square

(within 2.5 degrees) with Ascendant

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect gives a willful personality with a focus on being recognized and admired. You like to get your way. You have strong desires, and are single-minded about pursuing them. You have a powerful urge toward self-transformation, and may go through many changes in your life. You are not shy about expressing your beliefs, and may show a compulsion toward self-assertion and self-aggrandizement. There is an intense urge to transcend all barriers to self-realization that will lead you through many trials and ultimately to triumph if you persist. You have tremendous powers of regeneration and rebirth that may lead you through underlying feelings of insecurity and out the other side. You tend to champion the underdog, and react strongly to social injustice. When you learn to train your considerable energy on socially oriented rather than purely personal goals, you can become a focal point for the transformation of society.

 

Chiron in weak trine

(within 7.5 degrees) with Ascendant

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

With this aspect between Chiron and the Ascendant in your chart you are likely to experience painful realizations throughout your own life and have the ability to heal others as well. Chiron is called “the wounded healer” because it represents the archetype of imperfection and loss which when integrated leads to compassion and understanding of others’ suffering. The empathy and the understanding that are gained through life’s trials provide the ability to serve as a helper and a healer for others. You are more invested in this archetype than most, since Chiron is in a powerful connection with your rising point, symbolizing the self that you present to the world, esoterically your true self. You have probably experienced a certain degree of pain and frustration related to your self-concept, possibly in relation to trauma in your early years concerning parental care or perhaps similar issues with your peers. These early experiences may have made it hard to accept the love of others in your adult life. It is good to make the effort to connect yourself consciously with any painful events that may be buried in your unconscious, so that these will no longer have so much power over you. You do have a great deal compassion and empathy for others, and you are likely to be someone with career possibilities in the helping professions. You may strongly desire to help other people, and yet be unable to give them the full benefit of your higher self. It is good to integrate your past experiences, no matter how painful they may have been, and no matter how painful these feelings continue to be for you in adult life. When you have made a solid transition from existing in a divided state to a more balanced and integrated whole, you can be of much more actual service to other people, since you are more available to yourself.

 

Sun in semi-square

(within 1.2 degrees) with Moon

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required.

This aspect gives a willful and strong-minded individual. There may be two sides to your approach to life, which do not always blend harmoniously: your will and your instinctual self. There is an emotional side to your nature that does not easily integrate with your sense of purpose or will power. You have a high energy level and good intelligence, and are very aware and alert, but you may feel a conflict between your public and private lives or the work you set out to accomplish versus more personal goals. You may have experienced your parents as inharmoniously related to each other and therefore may have a tendency toward argument and conflict in your own interpersonal relationships. There is a creative tension in your relationships, and also internally within your own personality, that may lead you to accomplish much in life, through the path of struggle rather than the path of ease and comfort.

 

Sun in square

(within 3.7 degrees) with Jupiter

Leading planet of planetary pattern

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect gives an optimistic and high spirited individual. You are likely to be fortunate in your material surroundings. You are convivial and lively, and generous with your money and your affections. There may be a tendency to overdo things, or to expand the waistline. You are attracted to higher learning and the fine arts, and are courageous and loyal, but you can be extravagant and suffer from errors in judgment. You should also beware of too much egotism.

 

Sun in bi-quintile

(within 1.1 degrees) with Uranus

Focal planet of planetary pattern

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

This aspect gives an independent and strong-willed individual. You love freedom from conventionality. You like to start new projects, or make changes in your life, but without completely eliminating previous foundations. You are an original and independent thinker. You may have issues with commitment and responsibility. Your task is to fully express your visionary impulses in order to make these more concretely available in your own life, and in the life of society around you.

 

Sun in sextile

(within 5.5 degrees) with Pluto

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a willful personality with a focus on being recognized and admired. You have strong desires, and you also have a powerful urge toward self-transformation, and may go through many changes in your life. You are not shy about expressing your beliefs, and you may even feel a compulsion toward self-assertion or self-aggrandizement. You also tend to champion the underdog, and react strongly to social injustice. In relationships, you tend to become intensely involved quickly, and stay absorbed in the relationship as long as it lasts. There may be underlying feelings of insecurity leading to your rather self-centered and ego oriented behavior. Exploring these feelings can be incredibly rewarding for you, and should be quite possible, for you have tremendous powers of regeneration and rebirth. When you learn to train your considerable energy on these socially oriented as well as personal goals, you can become a focal point for the transformation of society itself.

 

Sun in semi-sextile

(within 0.4 degrees) with Chiron

 

The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information.

With this aspect between Sun and Chiron there are indications that you may experience painful realizations throughout your own life and that you also have the ability to heal others as well. Chiron is called “the wounded healer” because it represents the archetype of imperfection and loss which when integrated leads to compassion and understanding of others’ suffering. The empathy and the understanding that are gained through life’s trials provide the ability to serve as a helper and a healer for others. Since you have come through the fires of difficulty you are likely to be someone with career possibilities in the helping professions. It is often easier to face others’ troubles than one’s own, and you may even be more ready and available to help others than to help yourself. It is good to integrate your past experiences, no matter how painful they may have been, and no matter how painful these feelings continue to be for you in adult life. Then you will be in a position to truly sympathize with others’ suffering and help them to work out their traumas as well.

 

Sun in semi-square

(within 0.6 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required.

This aspect gives a strong personality, very involved in work and career. You can be autocratic and may appear selfish, or bent on getting your own way. You have tremendous drive, and will likely go far, but you might need to beware of too much ego-involvement in being on top.

 

Moon in strong sextile

(within 0.5 degrees) with Mercury

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a kindly, sound and logical mentality. You are a good communicator, and are able to express your emotions easily. You are an inquisitive student of life, and are also excellent at working with the public. You usually prefer plain and direct speech, and you are judicious and honest in your approach to life.

 

Moon in strong trine

(within 1.0 degrees) with Mars

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect gives a vigorous and daring personality. You are outgoing, and may also be a profound thinker. You have a practical and matter-of-fact way of going about things. You speak directly and to the point, although you may be over-sensitive to criticism. All in all, you have good control over your passions and balance well between the extremes of getting close to other people and maintaining your own sense of individuality.

 

Moon in strong sextile

(within 0.6 degrees) with Saturn

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

There is likely to be caution and reserve in your make-up, along with a good sense of the practicalities of life. This aspect gives a deepening and concentrating in the expression of your feelings. You may be extremely sensitive. You may have had a strict upbringing. The parental figures, in your life, especially your mother, may have been experienced as rejecting or uncaring. You may experience some difficulties in your relationship to the feminine. You may also benefit from relationships with powerful feminine figures, symbolic of the powerful feelings that need fuller expression in your own nature. The lesson for you here is to understand and value the true roots of your being more fully and deeply, leading to a better sense of security and greater self-acceptance.

 

Moon in strong conjunction

(within 1.8 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction gives an emotionally sensitive personality who is nurturing and caring. You may also tend to be dependent on others for your own feelings of self-worth, so that it may be important to you that others look up to you. You do well in a business setting, having a dramatic presence that gives you natural abilities to influence others, and an attitude of caring that makes you easy to get along with. You set priorities based on people rather than strictly on profits. Your personality will always be very involved with your working environment. Your career may also be quite changeable.

 

Moon in sextile

(within 3.5 degrees) with Venus

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a calm and steady emotional nature, with a refined and artistic sensibility. You are habitually cheerful and are likely to be happiest in your home and family. You possess a great deal of personal charm, and also have a love for the arts, especially music and dance. You are courteous and popular, and supportive to your friends. It is important for you that your home environment be aesthetically pleasing.

 

Moon in square

(within 9.1 degrees) with Uranus

Focal planet of planetary pattern

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This aspect gives eccentric personality with volatile emotions, and a strong sense of intuition. You are likely to have changeable emotions, and may appear unpredictable at times to others around you. Novelty excites you; you may change your residence frequently, or be tempted into starting a new career. You also may feel insecure at times, possibly stemming from a disrupted home life in your early years, or from parents who were quite busy with their own affairs. Your early home life may also have been very stimulating and challenging. You are likely to go through fundamental transformations of identity in your life, and you are stifled if these impulses are not allowed expression. You are so individualistic you may have difficulties in settling down with a steady partner. You can benefit from learning to balance your needs for security with your urge for freedom and experimentation.

 

Moon in conjunction

(within 8.6 degrees) with Neptune

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction gives an emotionally sensitive, idealistic and loving personality. You possess an ethereal quality, and are likely to be imaginative or even to withdraw from the world into internal fantasies of your own. You may have powerful psychic abilities. You are the softhearted type, and you are perhaps even too willing to sacrifice yourself for the good of others. You were probably strongly influenced by your home life, and may tend to idealize these formative experiences. You could have issues with self-deception or experience discontent with the practical realities of life for the urge within you to seek the highest ideal is very strong. Your home is important to you, and you may change residences frequently in search of your ideal environment, or dream of the ideal romantic attachment without ever finding the perfect mate. You benefit from striving for greater self-control in holding back your emotions, as well as clarity in applying your high ideals to the real world of logic and fact.

 

The ruler of your Sun Sign is

Neptune in Taurus (3° Tau 39′)

 

The ruler of your Sun sign is characteristic of your personality:

Neptune in the Ninth House (or sign) gives an impressionable, idealistic and very intuitive personality. You are inclined to the mystical, and are high-minded, seeing life in terms of visionary and poetic feelings rather than in practical terms. You are capable of great belief in the unknown and unproven. You are inclined to scholarly pursuits, but may feel a lack of motivation or vagueness with respect to educational goals. You also have a strong desire to explore and travel, to try novel ideas and experiment with new ways of doing things. You may be attracted to spiritual studies, or psychedelics, as a way to achieve a transcendent state of mystical union with all creation. Your challenge lies in relying on your considerable inner vision to unfold your own unique pathway, to make concrete and real your flights of consciousness to other realms, and bring this vision back with you into society at large.

The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally:

Neptune in Taurus (or the second house) gives a kind and charming personality with a sensuous nature and good taste in artistic matters. You love music, painting and poetry. You are inclined to express your aesthetic sense in your environment. You may also have a tendency to excessive consumption or even extravagance. You may have good luck with money in your life, and yet waste it pursuing impractical schemes. You can become prey to delusions regarding the true importance of the material world in your life, or doubt the basis of your security. There could be a lack of appreciation for your possessions, or an appreciation based on their emotional rather than their intrinsic value. You may also have a strong desire to share personal wealth or to give your things away to others. You benefit when you realize that a deeper perception of the meaning behind the material world is needed, in order to transform your values regarding resources, and that your true foundation for security lies within yourself.

 

      

Other Natal Planets

Mercury in Pisces (11° Pis 42′)

Mercury in the Seventh House

 

Mercury in Pisces gives a refined and visionary mentality. With this placement, you may well have musical ability. You are likely to express your thoughts and feelings poetically, from an inspired and dreamy point of view, and you may be rather absent-minded at times. Mundane reality doesn’t interest you. You may avoid dealing with the so-called “real” world by being evasive or vague in your communication with others, or you may daydream or fall prey to self-deception. You are highly sensitive in your reaction to your surroundings, coming from the unconscious and instinctual level of your mental function rather than your logical side. Your feelings can be easily hurt, and it benefits you to guard against resentment toward others for seeming to take advantage of your idealistic nature.

Mercury in the Seventh House represents a strong mental connection to other people. You naturally collect and exchange ideas with those you find yourself in partnership with. You are very interested in what other people think about any given situation in which you find yourself. Intellectual expression is for you a very natural medium of relatedness. This awareness of other’s points of view can make it difficult for you to come to a decision. When you learn to detach your own ideas from those of other people, you can begin to discover the mysterious balancing act of accepting the differences between self and other.

 

Venus in Pisces (15° Pis 43′)

Venus in the Eighth House

 

Venus in Pisces gives a love nature that is subtle and refined, and willing to sacrifice. You are romantic and emotional, poetical and musical, and very sensitive to the energy of others. You can be extremely psychic. You are idealistic in what you value, seeking a greater union with the divine within you, although you may not always be entirely conscious of this motivation. You are likely to be wounded by your understanding of love. Always ready to take sides with the underdog, you are socially adept and easy-going, and you tend to be magnificently unbiased since you will accept just about anyone as a child of the universe. You benefit from learning discrimination in the gift your affections.

Venus in the Eighth House represents a deeply felt connection within you between what you value, affection and intimacy. You naturally benefit from close associations with others, either materially or spiritually. You are likely to be sensual and passionate in relationships, and tend to relate to even casual contacts on a deeper and more personal level. You may also appear friendly and guileless on the surface while acting shrewdly at another more hidden level of your personality. You benefit from curbing the willful expression of your passion and realizing the suffering inherent in any manipulative behavior. You may feel called to express artistically the hidden realms of your being, such as by exploring death and dying or the occult. Your values are subject to continual change as you learn and grow, moving you ever closer to a deeper conception of who you really are, below the surface

 

Mars in Capricorn (11° Cap 13′)

Mars in the Fifth House

 

Mars in the Fifth House (or sign) gives an energetic and passionate nature. You are dramatic, enthusiastic, ambitious and proud, with tremendous vitality and courage. You usually put your best foot forward, being possessed of an innate charm and animal magnetism that other people immediately recognize. You have strong opinions and are not shy in voicing them, and may have a tendency to be extremely stubborn and convinced of your own point of view. You are likely to be physically quite active. There is a creative streak in you that must find its outlet, or you will suffer from energy sublimated into anger or unnecessary aggression, for the urge is strong to produce works of art or commerce that are uniquely yours, the fit expression of your ego. You may need to work through being selfish, or jealous of the success of those around you. You benefit from initiating a spirit of greater concern for others.

Mars in Capricorn (or the tenth house) gives an ambitious, vigorous and persistent nature. You are conservative and careful but always able to reach the goal. You are fond of responsibility. You will achieve much in life, being naturally controlled and a good follower as well as a good leader, although your actions are more likely to be guided by social convention than personal ambition. You seldom speak without a purpose, and can have a reputation as the “strong silent type.” In your highest manifestation, your energy is invested in satisfying collective needs, for the betterment of society around you. You may have to work through issues of pride, even arrogance, and you can sometimes arouse opposition or even hostility from others. You suffer from tunnel vision at times, and benefit from cultivating broader and more unselfish ways of looking at things.

 

Saturn in Pisces (12° Pis 49′)

Saturn in the Seventh House

 

Saturn in the Seventh House (or sign) gives a pleasant personality with a deepening and concentration, or blockage, in the power to relate to others. You are easy to get along with, and you usually do well in the areas of partnerships and business relationships, being possessed of good judgment, diplomacy and tact. You are very self-reliant and yet also experience a sense of isolation in life, owing to subconscious fears regarding truly giving yourself to another. You may feel strongly the potential for being hurt in this way. You may look for a partner who is responsible, possibly older and wiser, and whom you therefore consider safe. You may also experience sorrow or difficulty in marriage. You are challenged to rise above this circumstance, which can become an opportunity for inner integration and balancing. Your lesson is to make better use of relationship on an inner level as a vehicle for self-discipline in order to further your own growth as an individual.

The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally:

Saturn in Pisces (or the twelfth house) gives a deepening and concentration, or blockage, with regard to your connection to spiritual unity with All That Is. You have a serious and self-conscious personality. You can be moody and introspective, and are likely to be compassionate and sympathetic to the problems of others. You may at times feel that life is too hard, or that it is beyond your conscious control. You may experience a sense of imprisonment, either real or imagined, or perhaps a strong sense of guilt, which may be generalized rather than specific. You tend to withdraw from the world, or in some way give up control. Or you may overcompensate by trying too hard to achieve control. Your true path lies in soul-level self-sacrifice rather than in the more mundane life of worldly events. You possess, in a very concentrated form, the urge for spiritual evolution that is present in all of us, and which actualizes when you can detach from the personal self and surrender to a mystical union with all of life.

 

Chiron in Aries (27° Ari 58′)

Chiron in the Ninth House

 

Chiron in the Ninth House (or sign) represents issues with one’s vital force of abstracting and understanding universal truth. This placement can lead to high achievement in the scholastic arena, but it may be nagging doubts that you are not really good enough that spur you on, rather than a pure love of learning. There is likely to be some form of painful realization surrounding the pursuit of wisdom, or perhaps in the area of philosophy or religion. It may be that parental figures had different notions of what makes the world make sense than you did, but for one reason or another you didn’t take them on. Perhaps you were too young at the time for such a challenge, and now in your adult life you feel the pull of the beat of a distant drummer, but feel ambivalent or not sure enough of yourself to really do anything about it. In your frustration you may even seek to help other people to work out their own concepts of higher knowledge, while you yourself remain stuck in the mud of prior patterns. If so, it is time to shake off the shackles of the past and get on with your individual sense of your own philosophical values and visions. Perhaps by delving into what associations you have with bad models from early childhood, you can begin to more fully and completely inhabit the natural vision that belongs to your higher self. Then you can truly shine in the world of ideas, as you move out from your own center rather than the point of balance represented by other, more alien, philosophies.

The following applies to your generation as a whole as well as to you personally:

Chiron in Aries (or the First House) represents issues with one’s vital force to be, to act, to initiate. With this placement of Chiron, your very sense of who you are may be threatened by disturbing realizations and painful memories., You may have felt belittled and put down in your formative years, rather than encouraged, by the significant adult figures in your life. Even after reaching maturity, you may encounter obstacles that prevent you from reaching your full potential. These difficulties can set up a pattern for failure, in which you operate more from a fear of failing than the expectation of success that breeds confidence for further achievement. One way this may manifest is in terms of acting not in your own behalf, in furthering your own goals, but rather in behalf of the goals of other people, which seem somehow more important or at least get priority treatment. You may keenly feel a lack of achievement in your own life, and compensate by trying too hard to help these others, putting yourself in the background, as it were. As long as these patterns operate more or less unconsciously, they are difficult to overcome, so the first step in surmounting them is to become more conscious of your own pain; acknowledging and discovering more about what exactly went on in the past to make you feel frustrated with your own abilities. At that point you begin to come out from behind your painful experiences and really show yourself. With a more conscious understanding of your own dynamics you can also begin to truly be of help to others, in how they deal with similar issues, as you start to approach them not from a false sense of vicarious achievement, but from a place of true friendship and helpfulness.

 

N Node in Pisces (10° Pis 31’R)

N Node in the Seventh House

 

Lunar North Node in the Seventh House (or sign). South Node in the first house or sign. This placement gives a personality with a focus on forming close partnership attachments. You may have difficulties in marriage and partnerships; but there are also great rewards to be gained in this area. This is ultimately a spiritual placement of the North Node. In the past, or in past lives, you have been concerned with yourself alone, but now you must make the transition to being mostly concerned with others. This concern for the other person does not come naturally to you, for it is easier to rely on yourself, as you have always done. Now, in this lifetime, though, you need to focus your energies outward. The welfare of the other person, your intimate partner or your partner in other types of relationship, is a necessary key to your own spiritual evolution. By fulfilling this mission of connection with others, you enrich your own experience, so that you come back to yourself more whole, more well rounded. Your lessons in this life revolve around this ideal of true giving of yourself to another.

Lunar North Node in Pisces (or the twelfth house). South Node in the sixth house or sign. This placement gives you a personality with a focus on spiritual rather than worldly concerns. Although the practical matters of everyday life come easily to you, you do not find your true happiness in the pursuit of mundane affairs, but seek constantly to expand your horizons mentally and spiritually to a larger and more inclusive context. This may be difficult, for the pull of everyday life is very strong in you, and in many ways it is what you do best. In the past, or in previous lifetimes, you made your focus in refining your abilities in the practical world. At that time you dealt mainly with issues of personal health, or of the welfare of others in small but important ways. Now, in this lifetime, your focus gradually shifts to a higher plane of activity. You find your true happiness not so much in day-today routine, but in sacrificing yourself to a higher purpose, to advancing beyond the material world, with a disregard for your own well being. You find yourself going deep within yourself to bring forth a renewed understanding of how to serve others by giving up your personal ego-involvement in your actions, as you become an exemplar of a more spiritually based society, in helping others with true compassion.

 

Eris in Pisces (14° Pis 08′)

Eris in the Seventh House

 

This is the first trans-Pluto planet to be named, and was termed a “dwarf planet” along with, famously, Pluto. Eris was discovered in 2005 from plates going back to 2003, and was originally nicknamed Xena. In the way of popular myth replacing ancient, Eris is the only planet-type object that was temporarily named for a television drama heroine. The official designation dates from the fall of 2006, and taps once again into the pantheon of Olympian figures described by the Greeks and Romans. This planet, well beyond Pluto, has an orbital period of 556 years, and increases the size of the solar system to double the original diameter. So far as can be determined at this time, Eris represents the first of a series of astronomical objects to be named in the 21st century paralleling the discovery of Pluto in the 20th, Neptune in the 19th and Uranus in the18th.

The mythological Eris, goddess of Strife and Discord, was the sister of Mars, god of war, and willingly accompanied him into battle. She was also the cause of the Trojan War. Jealous of being left out of a wedding, she threw the golden apple of discord into the gathering. When the dust had settled, Paris had abducted Helen and the war was on. It is too early to make a definitive statement regarding all the meanings of this new planetary archetype, but some preliminary indications are as follows. Among the astrological meanings that can be attributed to Eris is one who struggles against injustice and oppression. She has her war-like and even bloodthirsty side, with the higher manifestation of defending the weak and standing up for oneself. Her placement and aspects to other planets correlate to the archetype of the underdog warrior, speaking truth to power, and with also a willingness to resort to violence if necessary. Many manifestations of this archetype exist in the present culture, and the discovery period is also coincident with the onset of the Iraq war. This archetype represents a dire motif of the struggle for survival that is inherent in the natural world, and in humankind also, and which represents once again, as with Pluto and Chiron, a darker side of our common humanity that must be acknowledged and faced in our time. Where she located in your chart, you have the capability to make a powerful and perhaps ruthless stand for yourself, and to battle against all odds.

The Seventh House represents marriage and partnerships of all kinds, and issues with relating to other people. As the opposite to the First House of personality, the Seventh House describes how you fit into the world of others. Planets in this house often indicate the type of marriage partner you will seek.

 

Sedna in Aries (2° Ari 27′)

Sedna in the Eighth House

 

The Kuiper Belt object Sedna was discovered in November 2003 and officially named on March 15, 2004, although its status as another “dwarf planet,” like Eris, MakeMake and Haumea, has yet to be determined. It is comparable in size to Pluto, only slightly smaller, and when it is closest to the earth it is only about twice as far away from the Sun as Pluto, but its orbit is so eccentric that it can range to distances much farther out. The orbital period of Sedna is likely to be well over 10,000 years. This contrasts with 240 years for Pluto, slightly more for MakeMake and Haumea, and 556 years for Eris, making these far more amenable for astrological work.

The mythology of Sedna provides clues to its astrological meaning. In Inuit myth, Sedna was the daughter of a man who cared for her but who ultimately abandoned her. She was very beautiful, but remained unsatisfied with available suitors and her frustrated father then allowed his dog to mate with her, giving rise to the races of animals and men. Later he suffered remorse and the dog was drowned. She was then affianced to a handsome man who proved to be a nature god called “raven man” with no warm hearth to offer her and from whom she needed rescue. Her father first rescued her by kayak and then consigned her to the waves under attack from the raven man, who whipped the seas into froth with his power. The father even famously cut off her fingers to prevent her return to the boat, and her severed fingers became the creatures of the sea: seals, dolphins and whales. Although her children populated the earth, Sedna remained in anger on the bottom of the sea. The great distance and remoteness of the physical body of Sedna is reflected in the nature of her story and of the Inuit peoples themselves, who dwell so far from the comfort of the temperate zone. In this creation myth we see a theme of the natural world in contrast with the human, and of betrayal and abandonment especially of the feminine by the masculine. This may well inform the astrological symbolism of Sedna in natal charts as we better come to understand it.

The Eighth House symbolizes issues of death and rebirth, sexuality, and transformation. As this house follows the house of relationship, it refers to the fruits of relationship, and these include the power to change based on new understanding made possible when one is no longer acting solely as an individual. Planets in this house are difficult to interpret, but may refer to how sexuality is manifested or to lessons you need to learn in order to grow and change.

 

MakeMake in Aries (10° Ari 26′)

MakeMake in the Eighth House

 

This is the second new planet, or dwarf planet, or “plutoid,” to be officially named, after being referred to as “Easterbunny” for three years by its discoverer, Mike Brown. The official name refers to the creation god of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui. In size somewhat smaller than either Pluto or Eris, this planet follows a new 21st century tradition of naming some of these new planets from the traditions of indigenous peoples, rather than more classically from the Greco-Roman pantheon of gods and goddesses. The period of MakeMake is 310 years. Like Eris, MakeMake was discovered near the farthest point of its highly elliptical orbit, and incidentally in an exact inconjunct or 150-degree aspect from Eris within 2 minutes of a degree of longitude.

As the creation god of Rapa Nui, MakeMake symbolizes a connection with environmental sagacity that is entirely appropriate for the troubled earth times surrounding its discovery. This is because Rapa Nui is known as a society that denuded their isolated island environment entirely of trees before Europeans discovered what became known as Easter Island. Of course the island culture is also famous for the multitude of incredibly large stone heads that were carved and erected there. The myth involving their creation god includes a form of worship in which a Birdman was selected from tribal elders each year. Claimants would select a representative from the best of the young warriors, who would compete by climbing a large cliff and by swimming to a neighboring islet, a dangerous journey, wearing a headdress designed for the purpose of fetching the first bird egg of the season back with him to finish the race. Once his representative returned victorious, the selected Birdman would meditate in a hut for a year and bring the visions he encountered back to his culture. Taking this segment of ritual practice as an indication of this new planetary energy, we could speculate that the archetype associated with MakeMake involves delving down into the dark interior of the psyche in order to obtain a more passive and feminist form of received wisdom to be merged with the warrior male outer-oriented energy of the ego. This wisdom can only be found in the inner world, a world that is also represented by other astronomically similar bodies at the far edge of the Solar System. Where he is found in charts there can be found also the wisdom of the earth and the capacity for spiritual renewal.

The Eighth House symbolizes issues of death and rebirth, sexuality, and transformation. As this house follows the house of relationship, it refers to the fruits of relationship, and these include the power to change based on new understanding made possible when one is no longer acting solely as an individual. Planets in this house are difficult to interpret, but may refer to how sexuality is manifested or to lessons you need to learn in order to grow and change.

 

Haumea in Taurus (20° Tau 46′)

Haumea in the Tenth House

 

The third trans-Neptunian Object, or TNO, to be officially designated as a dwarf planet, after Eris and MakeMake, Haumea was discovered just after Christmas 2004 and nicknamed “Santa” by discoverer Mike Brown’s team before being named for the Hawaiian creation goddess. Its discovery was officially announced on July 29th, 2005, by his group. Haumea is different from other TNOs in that it is rocky, as befits a goddess of the earth, and rotating extremely rapidly – a revolution every 4 hours. As a result, its shape is elongated, like a small cigar. Haumea’s extreme elongation makes it unique among TNOs, with its greatest axis twice as long as its shortest. Its orbital period is 283 years. It was discovered when it was near to its farthest distance from the Sun, or its aphelion, as were MakeMake and Eris.

Creation goddess of the islands of Hawaii, Haumea was the source of many gods and goddesses as well as of the race of humankind. Pele, Hi’iaka, Namaka, Laka and many others were her offspring. Her skill at childbirth is recounted in countless stories. Children sprang from different parts of her body, Hi’iaka from her mouth and Namaka from her breasts. She rules over fertility and childbirth. She possessed a magic stick from the Makalei tree that would enable her to conjure up fish and other edibles, and therefore she is also associated with a never-failing food supply. She also has the power of eternal youth. With each birth she was destroyed and subsequently recreated herself. This choice of planetary archetype arising in these times would seem to support the environmental concerns of dwindling resources and the response of fecund creativity that gives forth abundance and life itself in response to deprivation. Research will provide a more fleshed-out understanding of this potency. It might develop that this planetary archetype comes to represent the power of life to triumph over adversity by drawing upon inner reserves of vigor and natural lore, the instinctual urge to survive at any cost. Where she is located in the chart will be a source of inner strength and protean flexibility.

The Tenth House symbolizes the public life, authority, career issues, and also represents the mother, or perhaps the opposite-sex parent. As standing opposite the Fourth House, the Tenth House represents how the foundation of the personality is made manifest and concrete in the world. The birth chart is often divided into four seven-year periods, one per quadrant, cycling each twenty-eight years of life, and the Tenth House is reached at age 21, the age of legal adulthood. Planets in the Tenth House will indicate what the energies and challenges are for your career, and also how your mother (or perhaps father) was experienced.

      

Other Aspects

Mercury in strong sextile

(within 0.5 degrees) with Mars

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives great mental energy with an aggressive attitude and a disputatious mind. You are never at a loss for an answer, and are able to succeed well in debate, being able to find the weakness in your opponent’s argument. You are courageous and somewhat rash in speech, and have a strong will. You possess great talent for literary activities. Your excellent reasoning ability and action orientation work well together giving you tremendous analytic talent but not always the enthusiasm and drive to accomplish all that you may. You are always on the go, with a restless nature that is not easily satisfied.

 

Mercury in strong conjunction

(within 1.1 degrees) with Saturn

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction gives a profound mentality, deepening and concentrating your mind and your powers of speech and communication. You are shrewd in business, and are adaptable to a variety of professions. Long hours of concentration could produce in you a brilliant scholar, or a star of the legal profession. You may seem to suffer from a variety of nervous disorders, but these could actually be the result of subconscious fears of inadequacy in mental pursuits. You may on the other hand over-compensate for this by making extraordinary efforts. You may also feel a sense of isolation and loneliness in your life. Your lesson is to learn faith and to cultivate a positive attitude toward your mental process, restructuring that process along more personal and less rigid lines.

 

Venus in strong sextile

(within 1.7 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a caring and aesthetically motivated personality. You are friendly and social, and consistently strive for harmony in your dealings with other people. With the beauty and grace of Venus affecting your public life, you are ideally suited for a career in diplomacy or the arts, or some other elegant and graceful profession, such as interior decorating. You work well with others, and do better to establish yourself in a business partnership rather than being employed on your own.

 

Mars in strong sextile

(within 1.6 degrees) with Saturn

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

You tend to be reserved and to desire to better yourself. This aspect gives a deepening and concentration in the area of self-confidence and self-expression. The purposeful articulation of your will may be inhibited by subconscious fears, but this can be overcome. You have unusually good reasoning power, and your will is controlled and well organized. Your lesson is in striving to overcome your fears of self-expression, and thus come to a better understanding of yourself and others.

 

Jupiter in strong trine

(within 1.6 degrees) with Neptune

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect gives an imaginative and unassuming personality. You are good and kind, considerate of others, and are friendly and easygoing. You need to feel an emotional sympathy in order for your work to be satisfying to you. You tend to work behind the scenes, and do not seek personal glorification from your actions, but are content to do what you do because it is helpful to others. You are capable of great belief in the unknown and unproven, and are inclined to the mystical, seeing life in terms of visionary and poetic feelings, rather than in practical terms. You may be even too much inclined to trust your imagination, which can cloud your powers of judgment. You benefit from attaining a more practical and reality-based view of life.

 

Saturn in strong sextile

(within 1.2 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives an ambitious and clear-minded individual, with a strong sense of responsibility. You are persistent and thorough, and may be careful or calculating in your dealings with others. You have a deep urge for mastery and achievement, and are likely to find a position of authority and responsibility in your professional life. You are likely to succeed in the affairs of the world through your determination and your drive to achieve.

 

Uranus in strong square

(within 1.7 degrees) with Pluto

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

This combination gives an individual who is willful and possesses great depth of passion. This is a generational aspect, which many of your contemporaries will share with you. You are to an unusual degree tuned in to the energy of the collective, especially with regard to the ultimate transformation of society. You have a keen intuition and great power to transform yourself and your personal relationships as you evolve. You may have an unconventional approach where sexual matters are concerned, or with interpersonal relationships (especially when this conjunction makes aspects to ‘personal’ planets in your chart). At your best, you are compassionate toward your fellow man, and you are inclined to be a helper in the creation of a new world, based on humanitarian ideals of universal brotherhood.

 

Mercury in conjunction

(within 4.0 degrees) with Venus

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This aspect gives a charming manner and an idealistic philosophy. You are friendly and sociable, with a strong leaning toward the artistic and beautiful side of life. You may have marked artistic abilities. You have a youthful attitude, and tend to like young people. You like to dress attractively, although not necessarily expensively, and are for the most part cheerful and optimistic. You are likely to have a pleasant speaking or singing voice, and express yourself well in speech or writing. You also can be extremely persuasive in a quiet way.

 

Mercury in septile

(within 0.5 degrees) with Neptune

 

The planetary energies darkly interact; incline to occult dimensions apart from socially accepted norms.

This aspect gives a clever and imaginative personality with subtle charm. You are visionary and poetic. You are likely to be an inspired thinker, and may excel in literary accomplishments, or the visual arts, but you may suffer from a lack of concentration and discipline. You may possess an over-active imagination, or appear to have your own private version of reality, or you may over-glamorize the object of your ideals. You need to learn discrimination, and to focus your creative potential, which is considerable, in order to become a channel for higher forms of thought to flow into your own life, and that of society around you.

 

Mercury in quintile

(within 0.8 degrees) with Pluto

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

This aspect gives a sharp and penetrating mind, together with unusually clear and direct communication skills. You are likely to be quite interested in the occult, or other hidden and potentially taboo areas of thought. As a matter of fact, you tend to see into the deeper aspects of any subject matter that you might single out for study, and are able to discourse forcefully upon it. You should beware of a tendency to be manipulative in your dealings with other people, since you have a forceful will in association with your powers of speech and communication. You can be a great source of inspiration when you use your powers of insight and expression responsibly, enabling you to share your gift with humanity

 

Mercury in sextile

(within 2.3 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a mentally active personality, who is very involved in mental pursuits. You are a good communicator, and a gifted thinker and organizer, and you can use these abilities in your professional life to great advantage. You also like variety, and may be quite eclectic and changeable in the pursuit of your goals.

 

Venus in sextile

(within 4.5 degrees) with Mars

 

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

This aspect gives a warmly affectionate and lively personality. You are self-assured and passionate, and greatly enjoy family life. You probably exhibit a fondness for children. You are also interested in the arts, especially singing and dancing, as well as other musical forms. You possess an innate kindness and demonstrate a love for humanity that makes you well liked and carries you far in life.

 

Venus in quintile

(within 1.7 degrees) with Jupiter

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

This aspect gives a refined and idealistic nature. You always see the big picture but may miss out on the practicalities along the way. You are incredibly optimistic, and see opportunity in everything. You may therefore suffer from a lack of focus, and not knowing what you really want. You are perhaps too easily influenced by others, and may have difficulty in making decisions. You are a great lover of art and beauty, and are very social and attractive.

 

Venus in conjunction

(within 2.9 degrees) with Saturn

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction gives a personality with a deepening and concentration, or a blockage in the area of interpersonal relationships. You are sensitive and have a strong sense of duty. You are likely to be very loyal. You may have experienced coldness from one parent, or early love experiences may have proven painful, and as a result you may seem cold or uncaring yourself at times. You may also express jealousy or other feelings of insecurity, which may also manifest as a nagging discontent with life in general. You may experience sorrow and difficulty in marriage. In a woman’s chart there may be feelings of unattractiveness or fears regarding your femininity. You could feel bitterness and disillusion with romance or there could be fears of rejection concerning romantic contacts. Yet you also have an opportunity to rise above these circumstances in concentrated effort over time toward inner integration and balance, toward relationship more fully explored and felt, based on the self-confidence born of actual experience and mutual understanding.

 

Mars in trine

(within 2.8 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

You are likely to have an excellent ability to get things done, and also great drive to succeed at what you do. This aspect gives an assertive personality who desires success in public life. Career issues are very important for you, and you take pride in your many accomplishments. You are active in the pursuit of your goals with tremendous energy that needs that outlet.

 

Jupiter in quintile

(within 1.2 degrees) with Saturn

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

This aspect gives a serious and conscientious personality. You are strong morally, and likely to be socially active. You are quietly ambitious with a good sense about you that impresses other people. You may make an excellent manager, and have talent for working with the public. You desire to be a force for good in society. If you live up to this ideal, you will be a natural leader, being optimistic, yet practical, and possessing excellent judgment. For the early part of your life you may tend to hide your light under a basket; your powers are likely to grow as you mature.

 

Jupiter in trine

(within 4.1 degrees) with Chiron

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

With this placement you have a strong connection with spirituality and a great tendency to go your own way rather than subserve yourself to the spiritual ideals of human consciousness. You also may have been wounded in your spirituality in some way; perhaps in your early life you were forced into relationship with some sort of spiritual community to which you did not feel a connection. These two planetary energies, Jupiter and Chiron, both have a strong spiritual component, but operate in different ways. With Jupiter’s optimism in support of Chiron’s tendency for pain and suffering as a way toward the light, you are always able to rise above distressing circumstances, buoyed up by a strong streak of faith in the ultimate beneficence of Spirit. In fact, positive outlooks can become something of an obsession with you, so that friends and associates get tired of your unflagging optimism even though you are such a helpful companion. You have an abiding interest in matters of the religion and philosophy, although this is likely to represent your own style of spiritual involvement rather than any standard form of spiritual institutions.

 

Saturn in septile

(within 0.6 degrees) with Neptune

 

The planetary energies darkly interact; incline to occult dimensions apart from socially accepted norms.

This combination gives a clear thinking and discriminating personality. You are responsible and compassionate and take social issues very seriously. There may be confusion in your life regarding restrictions imposed upon you, in which you feel both attracted to the security imposed by such limits, and simultaneously repelled or stifled by these restrictions. You may suffer through trials before learning to work with both the energies of stability and of idealism in an effort to balance between extremes of behavior.

 

Saturn in quintile

(within 1.9 degrees) with Pluto

 

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

This combination gives a forceful personality with good organizational and leadership skills. It is also possible that occult studies will attract and fascinate you. With your natural leadership abilities, you have a good foundation for success in the worldly arena. You should beware however of letting any issues you may have with maintaining the security of a leadership position prevent you from experiencing necessary growth and development. You benefit from striving for transforming the urge for power and control, based on a more conscious and socially responsible use of your personal power.

 

Saturn in semi-square

(within 0.1 degrees) with Chiron

 

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required.

With this aspect, you may have a tendency be rigid or stuck in situations; unbending. You have an attachment and also great difficulty with authority. You may have suffered through potentially painful experiences as a child, when you were forced to submit to an arbitrary authority or limitation of some kind. The relationship with your father may have been damaged in some way; perhaps it was a relationship you had to get away from, either from his overbearing nature or from his neediness and lack of presence. With this aspect, you need to make your own form of personal authority, independent from the parental influences or that of society. This gives you the potential for great strength and leadership, if you can integrate your powerful and perhaps repressed emotions regarding your concept of authority. In this way you can become an exemplar for others. You may be one to rework the structure of society itself in some way, or to become an advisor or even a leader in the social sphere; perhaps in connection with organizations devoted to new age healing techniques.

 

Neptune in conjunction

(within 5.7 degrees) with Chiron

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

With this combination of planetary energies in your chart, you have probably gone to the depths and back again in your life. You have a particularly strong access to the world of dreams and inner fantasy, which may serve as an escape valve for you. You may also be extremely sensitive to the psyches of others, may vicariously experience their pain. Something keeps you out of touch with consensus reality, but you also are not comfortable with this role. It is as if you stand on the other side of a glass door from the rest of society, through which you alternately gaze longingly and then lose interest and wander away into your own fantasy. You are capable of tremendous spiritual powers once you have begun to work through these difficulties and establish a better sense of where you stand vis a vis the remainder of society. You may exhibit great poetic or musical talent or the empathy of a born healer. Having come through a painful examination of your own psyche you are able to see more clearly and compassionately into the minds of others also.

 

Moon in weak trine

(within 10.2 degrees) with Jupiter

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect gives an idealistic and humanitarian personality, friendly and sociable, with an inherent spirituality. You are loving and caring and are also strong in character, with a keen sense of right and wrong. You are fortunate in finances, and attract material rewards without seeming to try for them. You are honorable and dependable in your dealings with your fellow man, and work well with the public. There may be an inclination toward the mystical side of life.

 

Moon in weak conjunction

(within 10.7 degrees) with Pluto

 

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

This conjunction gives a moody and introspective personality with a strong desire for emotional security. You are likely to be very sensitive and emotionally intense, with a tendency to become completely absorbed in interpersonal relationships. You are also an extremely forceful individual, with the urge to transform yourself and your surroundings. When you have a goal in mind, nothing will stand in your way. Your need for security may manifest as an almost compulsive desire for a safe and secure home life, or a home environment which can be completely controlled, possibly through dictatorial behavior. You have an unusually clear insight into the emotional depths of other people, which may border on an actual psychic attunement with their states of being. You also have the urge to break through the limitations of the parental influence you experienced as a child. You may have experienced controlling behavior on the part of one or both parents, especially your mother, and you may find yourself still involved in the battle for your own autonomy many years later. These struggles can be worked through in your life, beginning with a deeper understanding of what it is you truly need on an emotional level. Your challenge is to transform your sense of insecurity, by coming to terms with your survival issues based on a better insight into your own hidden motivations.

 

Mars in weak trine

(within 7.6 degrees) with Neptune

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

This aspect gives an attractive personality with a strong psychic sensitivity and an inclination to mysticism and the arts. You possess a good understanding of and balance between the practical and the ideal. You have a personal magnetism that can strongly influence other people. You are able to create images in the minds of others. You are very creative, and also very tolerant and understanding. You are likely to be quite sensitive to the needs of others, and may have the talent of a natural healer. You can also be vague regarding your own motivation or fall into periods of discontent with life in the material plane. You can benefit from clarifying your aims, and learning to focus your power and become a channel for its higher use in your life and that of society around you.

 

Uranus in weak trine

(within 6.7 degrees) with Chiron

 

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

With this aspect, you are prone to sudden insights and departures. You have a unusual combination of personality traits in which you are both very unconventional yet also somewhat unsure of yourself in your very departure from the rest of society, so that you may surprisingly show flashes of a conservative side. You have a brilliant mind, and are undoubtedly a witty conversationalist, although with a slightly erratic tendency to switch topics arbitrarily. This aspect is the hallmark of an inventor or other type of creative thinker, perhaps in the health fields or the helping professions. You are likely to have great difficulties with walking the straight and narrow but something seems to be forcing you to. Or it is a compulsion based on your own painful experiences with authority. It is important to become more conscious of your hidden motivations and patterns, so as not to be ruled by them from below, as it were.

 

Uranus in weak square

(within 7.3 degrees) with Midheaven

 

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

You are likely to be a non-conformist. This combination gives a brilliant and ambitious individual who is rebellious of authority and also somewhat hung up about it. You may change jobs frequently, as a result of unconventional attitudes and sudden bursts of new insights. You have a strong imagination and perhaps it is difficult to argue you out of your opinion, which can be unique at times. Your challenge is to establish your own personal authority, in your own way, and to help make that vision available to society at large.

 

Glossary

Ascendant

The point in the sky of the Eastern horizon. In the chart, the Ascendant is represented by the horizontal line at the left hand side of the chart which crosses between the Twelfth and First Houses. The sign on the Ascendant is also referred to as the Rising Sign.

 

Aspects

When the relative positions of two planets in the horoscope form a significant angle with each other, they are said to be in aspect with one another. The type and quality of the aspect is determined by the number of degrees between the two planets and is only considered significant if it is within a narrow range of degrees, or orb. A list of the most commonly used aspects is given below.

 

Conjunction: 0 degrees
Opposition: 180 degrees
Square: 90 degrees
Sextile: 60 degrees
Trine: 120 degrees
Inconjunct: 150 degrees

Chart Comparison

An astrological technique in which the planets of two individuals are shown in a bi-wheel chart, one within the other. This allows the inter-aspects between the two charts to be examined.

 

Composite Chart

An astrological technique in which the midpoints of two individuals’ planetary positions are used to create a third chart, the composite chart, which is then interpreted as the chart of the relationship itself as an independent entity.

 

Horoscope

Originally horoscope referred to the astrological chart itself, but is now popularly used to refer to the description of how current planetary positions are affecting you personally, as in ‘your monthly horoscope.’

 

Midheaven

The point in the sky directly overhead relative to the position on Earth. In the chart, the Midheaven is represented by the vertical line at the top of the chart between the Ninth and Tenth Houses.

 

Natal

From Latin, meaning of or pertaining to birth; therefore your birth chart, or planetary positions at birth.

 

Lunar Nodes

The Lunar Nodes are the two points where the Moon’s orbital path crosses the plane of the ecliptic (the plane of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun). Symbolically they represent talents and life path, or destiny.

 

Planets

In astrology, the word planets is used to describe astrologically significant points in the sky which includes the Sun and Moon, as well as many objects that are not currently astronomically defined as planets such as Chiron and Pluto.

 

Transits

Aspects formed between the current positions of the planets and the positions of your natal planets at the time and place you were born.