Celestial friends Natal Chart
☄ Symbol Index
☊ Ascending Node North ☿ Mercury ♈ Aries
☌ Conjunction ♀ Venus ♉ Taurus
☍ Opposition ♂ Mars ♊ Gemini
✸ Sextile ♃ Jupiter ♋ Cancer
⚺ Semi Sextile ♄ Saturn ♌ Leo
☐ Square ♅ Uranus ♍ Virgo
△ Trine ♆ Neptune ♎ Libra
℞ Retrograde ♇ Pluto ♏ Scorpio
⚷ Chiron ♐ Sagittarius
☉ Sun ♑ Capricorn
☽ Moon ♒ Aquarius
Would a look at that.....
October 20 1981 05:45 PM
Woodbury, New Jersey
- 4 GMT
075° 09' W 39° 50' N
Tropical Zodiac -
The Luminaries: Sun and Moon
The state of the solar system at the time of your birth
points to self-similar (fractal) qualities within you. But of all the
planets, the "lights" - the Sun and Moon - are thought to indicate the
main polarity of your being. In psychology, this has been articulated in
the concept of complementarity between the conscious and unconscious
contents of the mind. The Sun and Moon act as positive and negative
poles - an intentional, directing element (Sun), and a suggestible,
receptive one (Moon). In a beneficial relationship, the emotional
conditioning of the Moon is given a purposive and positive expression by
the astrological Sun. This has been called 'intentional living'.
Wherever we allow our consciousness (attention) to rest, that we
The Astrological Sun
There is only one center to our solar system, and there is only one center to
your psyche. The Sun is the great central powerhouse which illuminates us and
shows us where we can get the most from life by radiating all that our sun represents.
In Jyotish, the astrology of the Hindus, the Sun is known as 'atma karaka', or
soul indicator, signifying a person's confidence, authority and power - the ego
center of the horoscope. The Sun is our central identity and 'true self', in that
it is toward this more than anything that we should be moving and developing.
Thus, it represents that which we wish to become and those we look up to. It is
also our essence, our bliss, and that which we do for the sheer fun of it. The
Sun is creativity, original flair, celebration and glory - the quality of output
we tend to expect from heros and celebrities. But we are each capable of giving
out more than we do - and I don't mean money. The Sun is about having a purpose
large enough to animate the whole of your life and going about it with a tone
of appreciation and joie de vivre. Your Sun shows how and where you can shine.
Light your fire!
Sun in Libra
You are able to find yourself best in others and in
relationships. Rather than going it alone, this is the sign of
equalibrium - the delicately-weighted strategic response. Libran energy
expresses harmony and fairplay. You appreciate the value of compromise
and would make an excellent mediator. Social exchange, relating, sharing
and interacting with others is important, as is any other kind of
partnership activity - dialog, duets and even duels. 'We' consciousness
is the glue that holds it all in place, for this is the sign of 'what
belongs together'; everything done in proportion with attention to
balance and beauty. Libra energy is always responsive and conciliating,
assuming the appropriate reaction or response to any question or
statement. What is sometimes seen as 'two-faced' behavior is Libra's
facility to respond to each in kind, giving both sides equal
consideration. This is certainly the social sign par excellence; the
sign of the diplomat. Impersonal and impartial, Libra doles out only
what is demanded - nothing overdone, but nothing neglected.
Sun Conjunct Pluto
Magnificent willpower. Comes on strong and tends to
intimidate. Presence and concentration are very forceful. Likes to get
down to bare essentials right off. Not afraid of a good confrontation.
This intensity puts self and others through a lot of changes. Would be
great at research or any work that requires digging, searching,
investigating, and getting beneath the surface. Men especially are drawn
to or somehow involved in 'underground' activities. Sex drive is
powerful and needs outlet.
Sun Sextile Mars
Efficiency of action. The ego is asserted in a well-balanced
way and enjoys adventurous pursuits. Physical outlets like athletics
and exercise are important and should be made lifelong activities.
Another form this aspect could take is training or coaching others.
There is a natural ability toward dramatic performance. Confident and
decisive with good initiative, there are plenty of opportunities for
Sun Conjunct Jupiter
Larger than life. Expects the best, is open, above-board and
honest. Discovery. Wants to see, experience and gain knowledge of
everything life has to offer, especially foreign things or things that
are 'out of the ordinary'. 'Lucky' by nature, the general outlook on
life is one of optimism and enthusiasm. Makes a natural philosopher and
counselor. Confident and vibrant, this aspect expands ego drives and
Sun Conjunct Mercury
Mentally active. Intellectual expression comes easily, but
is often restless and lacking patience because the mind operates so
quickly. Ablility to excel in speaking, writing and all types of
communication, but can lack objectivity. Witty and humorous with a
dramatic mind, will benefit by being in a teaching or lecturing
occupation. Mind wants to capture as much new information as possible,
so travel when you can.
Sun Sextile Neptune
A natural ability to grasp visionary matters. Much of the
self-image is wrapped up in the ability to work with imagery, dreams and
the imagination. Naturally sensitive, the consciousness is open and
receptive to the subtle pulses of life. Drawn to music, poetry and the
so-called 'metaphysical'. There is an innate 'self-less-ness' and
devotion to the promotion of high ideals.
Sun Semisquare Venus
Gentle charm and personal magnetism. There is a natural
sense of discrimination and beauty which excels in music, drama, dance
or any artistic profession. There is a love of making connections which
is welcomed in social scenes of all kinds and gives easy popularity.
Fosters aesthetic leanings with an appreciation of cultural matters.
Sensual and refined with a tendency to be easy-going and accommodating.
The Astrological Moon
The astrological Moon symbolises memory, memes and conditioning - the habitual,
instinctive, unconscious side of our nature, and therefore the most predictible.
Our interface with the environment - how we react to it - is best indicated by
the Moon's position and the planets it aspects. Because it represents our upbringing
and emotional background, the Moon denotes our sense of belonging and well-being
(or not) and what we need in order to feel comfortable and content. But all too
often the tendency is for the Moon to reflect back the frayed impressions of old
hurts and vendettas, thereby wasting precious energy on painful and unproductive
distractions of the past. Clearly what is needed is a more aspiring attitude;
one in which we are continually banging our cup and demanding that our needs be
satisfied! What is your special hunger? What kind of stimulation do you need in
order to feel good about yourself? True gratification can be had only by feeding
your Moon. The Feast of the Present is spread out around you!
Moon in Leo
You are gregarious, even to the point of bringing out the
performer in others. You somehow always manage to find a creative
environment or the creative in any environment. Great with kids, you are
yourself a big kid at heart. Emotional warmth and self-expression come
naturally, but you must guard against the tendency to attention-seeking
behaviour. You are happiest in situations which allow you to exercise
your playfulness and originality.
Moon Sesquiquadrate Neptune
Lives in the feelings. Inspiring and magnificently
compassionate. Strong idealization of the family, past and traditional
matters. Most imaginative when it comes to spirituality and psychology.
Entrancing to others with an ability to draw them into a world of
imagination and dreams. A high floater and full-blown dreamer, complete
with built-in psychic abilities and probably given to visions.
Moon Trine Venus
Personal charm and popularity. A natural talent in and
appreciation of aesthetics. Works easily with music and the arts. A fine
appreciation of female energy; excellent raport with women.
Affectionate and caring when it comes to relationships, can charm a
prospective mate with ease. Attracts material benefits and prosperity.
The Planets: Agents of the Cosmos
The planets of astrology are not just giant balls of rock
and gas, but fractal reflections of the different facets of reality -
whole self-consistent categories of meaning. They reveal tendencies
which are in a continual state of 'becoming'. But each individual is
responsible for developing his or her attributes and actively
integrating the planets' detailed messages. Having had the broad
qualities pointed out, you are free to work with or against the cosmic
current. But you will only benefit from the universal self-organising
process by intentionally and planfully improving on those features as
depicted in your birth chart. We only get where we're going by moving in
the right direction. Destiny is a matter of Destination.
The Astrological Mercury
Mercury is the articulate messenger - Hermes - master of the networks, change
and complexity. He represents mentality: words, thoughts, ideas, communications.
But more generally, this is the planet of connections - everything that links
and conveys - synchronicity - the magical crossroads at which the observer stands
to see the 'similarity of meaning' in the converging strands of various causes
and effects. This is the meeting place of mind and matter, where logic, wit and
reason are brought into play. The power of thought. The power of words. The ancestor
of every action is a thought, and how we say something is often more important
than what we say. Words trigger attitudes and set up resonances of their own,
continuing to do their work even when the attention is elsewhere. Guided by your
Mercury, you begin to construct a bridge between yourself and the world, bringing
together all the unique circumstances needed to trigger results that none of them
could have produced on their own. Mercury shows how you can 'hijack' people, places
and situations to your best advantage - the way you can go about getting your
Mercury in Libra
Yours is a reflective mind, a mirror for others. You are
equality-minded and easy to talk with - a great mediator or negotiator.
You find it easy to accept the ideas and thoughts of others and to hear
them out. You are good at relations (politics, diplomacy, sales), not to
mention considerate, helpful, courteous and calm.
Mercury Conjunct Jupiter
You have the mind of a lawyer, always able to size up a
problem and come up with a solution. Using your mind to negotiate
obstacles and handle dilemmas (your own or those of others), is a great
talent. You have an innate ability to guide and lead others through the
hurdles and hassles of life. You could be very much in demand as a
counselor. You are a problem-solver.
Mercury Conjunct Pluto
Anyone who tries to get you to play with words is in for a
big surprise. Your mind cuts right through all the window dressing and
gets right down to the quick. Before anyone knows it, you have the heart
of the matter out front for everyone to see. You would make a great
investigator, either in scientific research or undercover work. It makes
no difference. Your ability to get to the point is all but phenomenal.
You can talk and put into words areas of the psychological that others
wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole.
Mercury Sextile Neptune
You are expert at working with words that communicate
mystical and mythological ideas. You are at home in these realms and can
always manage to bring other-worldly ideas into the practical realms.
You would make an excellent teacher of philosophy or religion, for you
can't help but communicate these subjects and enchant all who come to
know you. Your understanding of the unity behind appearances, along with
the ability to put these thoughts into words, is a rare and valuable
gift. You would make a good director, for you like working with mental
The Astrological Venus
Venus is harmony. She symbolises our relationship with all that we meet in the
world. When we appraise or appreciate something, whether that be another person
or a possession, this is Venus - the sense of love or appreciation we feel. Venus
is reciprocity, interaction with others, compromise, reconciliation and balance.
She is also our need for approval, and how we seek it - 'we' consciousness and
union. This ability to get-it-together is also tested by our talent (or lack of)
for developing a sense of wealth and affluence. Venus is what we love, feel comfortable
with and what appeals to us. And she has much to do with desires, luxuries and
their enjoyment. She is also about making oneself enjoyable. Thus her energy is
what has been called the 'courtier spirit', which means being agreeable and smoothing
the path. In many ways she shows us how we can get the most, both relationship-wise
and financially, out of life. As the planet of balance and resources, Venus speaks
to us about the ways one influences the other; for as any successful businessperson
will tell you, you must be willing to spend money in order to make it. This is
the lifeblood of commerce - there must be an out-going as well as an in-coming
flow of energy. Good relationships require give-and-take, as do all successful
Venus in Sagittarius
Not prudish, you insist on freedom of expression in all
things. You love great ideas and travel. This makes you well-suited to
international business and anything having to do with acquiring a
broader understanding - higher education and the like. An idealist of
the first degree, you are honest and frank, preferring the truth to any
brand of flattery. Risky ventures will appeal.
Venus Sextile Saturn
You could be an excellent teacher in areas requiring
discipline and organization. You value order and place a high premium on
hard work and effort. You like to get down to the bare bones, to what
is essential. Whatever is most practical is best, and you appreciate
things that are durable and long-lasting. You love truth, philosophy,
law, and the like.
The Astrological Mars
Mars is the planet of motivation and drive. It is the self-starting impetus, initiative
and energy we need to get moving. When we search for the meaning of something,
life or whatever, it is Mars that urges us on and keeps us searching. Mars also
drives us against things too, as when it sends us into war and combat. Mars looks
for the challenge, takes charge and pushes forward with a pioneering spirit. Mars
is purposeful, direct and courageous; where our passion is, there we find the
planet Mars. Thus it also has to do with ardor and impulses, and often signifies
the sex-drive, especially in a man's chart. Martian energy enjoys becoming involved
in the thrust of life - acting promptly on an urge and, within that conviction,
creating more trust in its own actions. This is a circular process: The more we
trust and act, the more we receive impulses that can be trusted.
Mars in Leo
You are always center-stage and entertaining others. You
have an almost fierce sense of pride and are very dramatic and
expressive, sometimes forceful. You are a natural at sports, games,
anything that "gets it out." Very emotional, you have strong likes and
dislikes. You are good with kids, animals -- a teacher or coach. You act
Mars Square Uranus
You are probably hard to control and very unpredictable.
Your drive for independence is obvious, and it is clear that the common
and the traditional are not for you. Anything else but that! You pursue
alternate or nonconformist solutions to life with great energy. Your
temper is hot and sharp and tends to snap out like a lightning bolt. You
are aggressive in the pursuit of gaining insight into all that is new,
different, and out of the ordinary. Electronics, computers, and
communications could be a big part of your life.
Mars Semisquare Saturn
You are responsible to the extreme, always taking on
obligations and pushing yourself to the limit. You pursue your
obligations with much emotion and obvious enthusiasm. You are spartan
when it comes to your needs and surroundings. Small and less are
beautiful for you. If anything, you try too hard and tend to force
things. Others may find your approach too severe. You can be too sober
Mars Sextile Pluto
You enjoy working with whatever is psychological -- the
hidden, vulnerable, sensitive areas of the mind and self. You can
handle material that is sensitive or taboo without batting an eye. This
interest in all that is psychological makes you an excellent teacher in
the field. You have a natural grasp for the political, for handling the
public, and you know how to get your way. Your drive in these areas
amounts to a passion, and those around you may feel that you are often
too intense. Power struggles are somewhat routine for you.
The Astrological Jupiter
When it comes to an astrology of success and empowerment, some planets are more
important than others simply because of their nature. As the planet of outreach
and exploration, Jupiter plays a very important role here. The Hindu word for
Jupiter is 'Guru' (Teacher), and Jupiter is about having an outlook or belief
system - something we can identify with or look forward to. It shows how we search
for meaning in our lives, and therefore has much to tell us about our 'ideal'
vocation. Jupiter is the guiding philosophy which provides us with our sense of
direction and shows us how to approach life's problems. Jupiter is 'conscience',
ethics, as well as our opinions and how we form them. It represents our speculations
about the world and can tell us much about the process of self-discovery. As the
'lord of opportunity', prosperity, affluence, and all the benefits we earn through
our outgoing-ness and out-giving to others, Jupiter's position in your chart is
instrumental in determining your capacity for optimism and attracting luck. To
enhance Jupiter's benefit in your life, follow the indications of his placement
in your chart. In general, by adopting a spread of effort rather than a concentration
- by accepting Life's invitations and maximising what they have to offer - by
saying 'yes' to the exotic and unfamiliar - we deliberately extend our range of
contacts and interests whereby luck can reach us. There is an organic connection
between this attitude and the arrival of the good things in life. A note of warning
though, you can have too much of a good thing.
Jupiter in Libra
You could enjoy a career working with people as a
go-between, negotiator, or mediator, for you can be all things to all
people - a mirror. You are not interested in what runs deep, but prefer
to control what goes on at the surface. You are a natural diplomat, and
luck is drawn into your life by your natural ability to give
counter-support and restoring equalibrium.
Jupiter Conjunct Pluto
A career in psychology, areas of the mind and self that are
vulnerable and sensitive, is indicated. You not only like change and
transforming experiences, you pursue them for their own sake. You head
straight for whatever challenges your sense of identity and puts you
through changes. This life path could also carry you into subjects like
reincarnation, psychic experiences, and all that is occult or hidden
from common view. You plunge right in, dig through the whole mess, and
leave not a secret unturned. Yours is a career deep in change,
transformation, and metamorphosis.
Jupiter Sextile Neptune
You would do well in a career in music, poetry, psychology,
philosophy -- the realms of the imagination. You work well in these
areas and can help or teach others by sharing your understanding. You
can serve as a guide to the nether worlds of the mind and psyche --
religions, mysticism, and so on. Spiritual problems and questions are
easy, for you always grasp the unity behind what appears separate.
The Astrological Saturn
Saturn is the prince of the material world - the planet of
materialisation and incarnation, self-containment and personal
distinction. Saturn rules the limitations of the world we live in and so
indicates where we are bound to learn self-discipline and duty -
whether we like it or not! It is the boundaries around us that make
identity possible. As time passes, you slowly but surely crystallise a
personal identity, distinct and unique from the others around you, by
excluding whatever does not seem compatible with your purpose. Each new
day adds to this evolutionary sense of 'I', with the object being an
increased sense of responsibility. Saturn is said to be the hard
taskmaster, the planet that keeps us from getting carried away in one
direction or another. And although it seems to limit and undermine, it
also defines and clarifies. For it is the process of sedimentation -
building layer upon layer with structure and control - whereby we see
our ambitions realised. Nothing worthwhile can be accomplished without
determination, concentration, persistence, commitment and patience.
Saturn in Libra
You have difficulty with relationships and are very
idealistic when it comes to friends. You are inflexible, seldom
compromise, and find it hard to give in where other people are involved.
You need to develop diplomacy and patience. Learn to give (as in "give
in") rather than oppose. Be flexible.
Saturn Semisquare Uranus
You find it difficult to be spontaneous, to get away from
routine and do something different. Others see in you a creature of
routine. Travel may also be hard for you. It is not easy for you to
change or to accept changes. When you do enact a change, it is always at
the deepest or core level and affects everything else in your life.
Once a change is made, it at once becomes a part of you, solid and
immovable. Those near you may feel that you inhibit the proverbial "life
of the party." Code, computer programming, and the like should interest
The Astrological Uranus
To live a full and satisfying life, you must be vividly
yourself. Many of us are afraid to be different, and the pressure to
conform can be stifling. But to live creatively is to find your own way,
even if this means going against the grain. This urge to free-will and
self-authorisation is Uranus, the planet of fierce independence.
Surprise can be stimulating - the jab that gets you out of the rut. And
if you want to ride the wave of chaos instead of being swallowed by it -
if you want to liberate yourself from the disruptions and shocks around
you - you must voluntarily keep out of the groove. Realise that change
is the only constant phenomenon. In randomness is all potential.
Disorder increases possibilties. Chance! Uranus is the reverse of the
status quo and always unconventional and heretical: If life is
accidental, we are free to give it any point we like. Become Yourself!
Uranus in Scorpio
You are innovative in sexual matters (anything taboo) and
have insights into what makes our darker side tick. All things mystical
and occult hold your interest. Drugs too. You have new thoughts on
desires and possessions. You enjoy sex and respect cravings of all
The Astrological Neptune
Neptune is the desire and ablility to transcend normal
consciousness and everyday waking life - to dream the impossible dream.
This 'divine discontent' can be the cause of much mischief in itself,
for to pursue the Ideal is often to avoid the reality of how things are.
But, when it comes to many of the apparently insolvable problems, the
Neptunian approach is often the most sensible and practical: Rise above
it and get over it! The healthy tendencies of Neptune lie in its ability
to see the cosmic humor in almost anything; to laugh at life's
absurdities. And sometimes laughter is the only genuine response - the
last great act of defiance! This is the art of 'sitting loose to life',
which means developing a less resisting, more surrendered attitude in
which we expect the best of all unfulfilled possibilities and potentials
- and never stop dreaming!
Neptune in Sagittarius
Idealism is an innate talent, and you are in love with grand
gestures and long thoughts. Religion, politics and philosophy are
natural interest. The world traveler, you enjoy fair, just, frank and
broad-minded persons. You are gregarious and sports-minded. You dare to
dream big. You like new philosophies and long novels.
Neptune Sextile Pluto
You work with real imagination and understanding in areas of
the mind that are the most personal or private -- depth psychology. You
are like a midwife of the spirit, assisting at the birth of each
individual going through a spiritual or re-birth process. You accept the
natural process of birth, spiritual and physical, and have dedicated
yourself to helping it along. You would make a great teacher in these
The Astrological Pluto
Pluto is the planet of profound change, starting deep within
you and moving toward the surface, often touching upon the most
sensitive areas. It's about waking up to the 'hidden things', and doing
so by reaching an intensity of awareness whereby, once touched, you have
no choice but to change and grow. Pluto is the process of becoming
fully conscious of (revealing) what has been happening all around you,
even though you may not have been aware of it. Like sex and death - you
get to a certain stage in your development and suddenly you realise
what's going on. Pluto is first-hand sensitive experiences and times of
complete identification with a person, feeling or idea. This is very
intense stuff, and to touch upon this material is to go through
permanent change and transformation - inner alchemy.
Pluto in Libra
Change and inner growth tend to come through relationships,
both friends and lovers. Marriage or union (yoga) will be very intense
and not at all superficial. You get to the heart of a relationship each
and every time.
House Activity and Emphasis
Astrologers agree that astrology is first of all the study of the angular relationships
between the planets themselves. But this planetary framework is seen to shift
and modify itself as the planets slowly move across the backdrop of the signs,
the so-called 'fixed stars' which make up the zodiac. As the earth turns daily
on its axis, the planets and signs appear to move across our field of vision through
what astrologers have termed 'houses'. The sun rises at dawn and can be seen on
the eastern horizon, or first house cusp, or ascendant. It reaches 'midheaven'
at noon, and sinks below the western horizon at the descendant.
Like the twelve signs of the zodiac, the twelve houses of the horoscope can be
viewed as stages in a complete cycle: From the initial thrust of Aries and the
first house, to the maximum entropy symbolised in Pisces and the 12th house. They
provide clues as to which areas of your life can be given special attention and
used depending on the signs and planets residing there. Here is an analysis of
the house activity in your chart based on sign and planet emphasis. As you read
along, keep in mind that each house represents a department of life, and the sign
falling on each house cusp indicates the mode of action applied to the affairs
of that house. In other words, the sign on each house cusp, along with any planet(s)
contained therein, shows how one deals with the conditions of that house.
The First House
The first house, also called the ascendant or rising sign, is a dharma house and
connected with motivation and our approach to life. It also has to do with how
we come across to others, thus our appearance and how we make a first impression.
The ascendant is the essential stuff that bubbles up in us spontaneously - what
is obvious to others as our trademark look or approach. The first house shows
our ability to be recognised, how we make a directed effort, and how we exert
our will. Cultivate the strategies of this part of your chart to move forward
Aries on the 1st House Cusp
Aries is the sign of pioneers, leaders and 'firsts'. It is impulsive,
assertive and spontaneous. It tends to act first, only thinking about
what it may have done later. Rushing in where others fear to tread,
Aries energy is attention-getting and always provokes a response from
the surroundings and from others. It takes decisive action and loves
The Second House
The second house is connected with matters of wealth; how we respond to, enjoy
and get in harmony with our surroundings. This is how we hold or acquire things
(possessions, material goods, money, and other resources), and how we gain material
support and sustenance. The second house refers to how we secure ourselves, how
we make a firm foundation, as well as the kind of response we get from life and
those around us. Therefore it has much to say about our material rewards.
Taurus on the 2nd House Cusp
Taurus is about drawing on the bounty of the earth, and seeking material
security and physical safety there. It is the on-going, enduring,
unchanging and preserving element. Hightened sensory input is also
important, for it is the mission of this sign to not only find a sense
of place within the material realm, but to enjoy it to the fullest,
becoming physically aware of, and bonding with the environment.
The Third House
The third house shows how we make connections and communicate with the world.
This is where we draw parallels, make comparisons, and sort through it all. A
very mental house, it is concerned with finding, gathering, all manner of questioning,
articulation and conversation. In short, it symbolises the functions of the rational
mind - linking observations and ideas, and using them to our advantage.
Gemini on the 3rd House Cusp
Gemini is concerned with connections, communication and logic -- voice,
thoughts, writing, and rational mental processes in general. It is also
concerned with making comparisons, 'twins' and duplications of all
kinds. Gemini is the communicator, the gossip of the zodiac, the
collector of trivia. Gemini energy is unattached, independent, very
inquisitive and changable.
The Fourth House
The fourth house is a very emotional house, concerned with matters of comfort
and security. Here is how we create the right conditions, the matrix or womb,
in which our desires can flourish; the climate necessary for things to grow. It's
about receptivity, nurturing and all the self-protective measures we take to ensure
a secure base of operations. This is why the fourth house is related to the mothers,
all 'mothering' functions, domestic issues and feeling 'at home'.
Cancer on the 4th House Cusp
Cancer is the mother of the zodiac, always making a home, protecting and
providing a foundation for others. A sensitive sign where feelings and
real experience count more than cold logic, it doesn't get any more
physical and emotional than this. Cancer energy is always nurturing,
sensitive, tender and moody. It feeds on emotional comforts, and often
has a strong attachment to the past and ancestry.
The Fifth House
The fifth house, another dharma or 'life purpose' house, has to do with creativity
and warm out-going self-expression. Here is where we find our originality and
flair, enthusiasm, and even pride in ourselves, building confidence and self-esteem.
This is the life area of personal sovereignty, where we begin to recognise and
appreciate our own dynamic and playful nature. All forms of creative expression
(including love affairs and offspring) are connected with this house.
Leo on the 5th House Cusp
Leo energy is expressive, vital and exuberant. Often very artistic, and
always theatrical and dramatic, this is the sign of creativity and the
arts. Warm and big-hearted, Leo lives in full appreciation and
celebration of the finer elements of life, bringing a dynamism and
enthusiasm to everything it touches. This is the fearless 'becoming'
stage, where things are done for their own sake, playfully and with
Moon in the 5th House
You are at your most expressive when urged on by a group or
in an environment that you feel is supportive. You may enjoy group
sports or working with children or animals. Creativity and its
expression are very important in your life.
Mars in the 5th House
You are driven to excel in any form of physical and creative
expression--sports, theatrics, arts and crafts, whatever. This urge to
express yourself, to speak out and be heard, propels you into many an
The Sixth House
The sixth house is the house of physical efficiency. Here we separate the wheat
from the chaff; get a sense for what is useful, what is not, and make the best
of it. This is the life stage of 'apprenticeship', where we make a connection
between mind and matter, adapt ourselves to a situation and then seek to improve
upon it. Hence the connection of the sixth house with routine; 'practice makes
perfect'. The sixth house shows how well we handle the details of life - our ability
to solve problems and get our way.
Virgo on the 6th House Cusp
Virgo energy is analytical and precise, always separating out what is
worthwhile and worth supporting from that which is outmoded and of no
further use. A mental earth sign, here the mind takes control over
matter. This is the sign of 'ways and means', implementation,
instrumentation, physical effectiveness and efficiency. Virgo energy is
always facilitating, often caring more for others than for itself.
Saturn in the 6th House
Your critical faculties are very keen, and once you turn
your analytical light on, you tend to be relentless in your appraisal.
This could make working with others difficult because they find you too
scrutinizing. But they also know they can rely on you to carry the
The Seventh House
The seventh house, the descendant - opposite of the ascendant - is connected with
partnerships, relationships and 'significant others'. Here is where we learn to
strike a balance - the art of give and take. All that carries us beyond our personal
self (and into an awareness of contradictory or complementary points of view)
is symbolised by the seventh house. This is where we respond to the personal needs
of others. Therefore marriage and union (yoga) are indicated by this house, as
well as one's ability to respond to a marriage partner.
Libra on the 7th House Cusp
Libra energy is always responsive and conciliating, assuming the
appropriate reaction or delicately-weighted strategic response to any
question or statement. What is sometimes seen as two-faced is only
Libra's facility at responding to each in kind, giving both sides equal
consideration. This is certainly the social sign, par excellence.
Impersonal and impartial, this sign doles out only what is demanded -
nothing overdone, but nothing neglected.
Sun in the 7th House
You love the social life and relationships play a major role
in your makeup. Close bonds and partnership activity are very important
to you. You are at your creative best when you can feel a sense of
'togetherness' with another.
Mercury in the 7th House
You love to communicate and discuss ideas with other people.
Your ideas are always fair and impartial, especially when it comes to
other people, the social scene. You are at your mental best when you are
bouncing ideas off others.
Jupiter in the 7th House
Your life path involves very close relationships with
others. This could be through a marriage or another form of yoga
(union). Making the two one, joining together what is separate, is the
key to your career.
Pluto in the 7th House
Change and inner growth tend to come through your
relationships with both friends and lovers. Marriage, union (yoga) will
be very intense and not at all superficial. You get to the heart of a
relationship each and every time.
The Eighth House
The eighth house is the house of first-hand transformative experiences and situations
- those areas of life that we may not care to face, but we must face sooner or
later... the so-called 'inevitables' of life, such as death and taxes. The eighth
is also concerned with catharsis; the getting rid of excess parts of ourselves
that we no longer need. This house covers initiations of all kinds, as well as
activities where we find ourselves transformed toward a more integral position.
Thus it also covers any jointly held resources, their problems and their benefits.
Scorpio on the 8th House Cusp
Scorpio is intense, passionate, and very personal. It rushes past
superficialities and right to the heart of any matter. A loyal friend
but a fanatic foe, this sign does well in politics and all areas where
someone who dares is rewarded. Associated with sexual energy, Scorpio
loves to get involved, going down deeper, coming up dirtier, and laying
bare anything that lies hidden there.
Venus in the 8th House
You don't care much for the superficial. You appreciate
getting past the surface and down to the heart--the bare bones of the
matter. This could make you a very shrewd and discriminating business
person. You value passion in a relationship.
Uranus in the 8th House
Lightning fast when it comes to the business deal, you seem
to have direct insight into what is worthwhile and worthless in a
situation. You have new and unconventional ways to cut through the red
tape and get at what is important.
The Ninth House
The ninth house shows where we are willing to go beyond our everyday experience
in search of meaning. Traditionally the house of 'long journeys', the ninth house
is where we take journeys both of the body and the mind. Philosophy, beliefs,
speculation, opinions and how we form them all belong to this house. Any time
we reach out, explore new territory, or align our activities with something bigger,
we are operating in the realm of the ninth house. Along with Jupiter's position,
here is where we can attract luck by keeping open and receptive to opportunities.
Sagittarius on the 9th House Cusp
Sagittarius is nothing if not direct, candid, and to the point, for this
sign is always concerned with the absolute truth of the subject at
hand. Associated with philosophy, outreach and all things boundless,
Sagittarian energy is always welcome in politics as well as social and
community endeavors where its basic fairness and expansiveness is
Neptune in the 9th House
Your dreams and ideals rest in whatever is pure and true.
Philosophy and religion are your escape and refuge from the mundane
world. An almost mystical imagination provides you with visions into the
world as a community -- a sense of unity.
The Tenth House
The tenth house, commonly called the midheaven, is the house of success and glory,
practical vision and achieving a public distinction. Therefore one's reputation
and career are often connected with this house. The sign on the tenth house cusp,
as well as any planets located therein, show how we can strive to be a benefit
to - as well as how we can benefit from - society. The tenth house is about having
a goal in life and the self-determination to reach it. Here is how we can 'live
our calling' and become self-piloting individuals.
Capricorn on the 10th House Cusp
Capricorn is the business head of the zodiac, for it is the very
opposite of the emotional Cancer. Given to clear ambition and practical
insight and vision, this sign always takes a distanced perspective and a
cool appraisal. Deliberate and painstaking, sometimes to the point of
austerity, Capricorn loves work and the hard-earned results. Status and
material reward are very important.
The Eleventh House
The eleventh house is where we put our visions and dreams to work for others.
The most future-oriented of the houses, the eleventh shows our hopes and dreams,
and the opportunities we may have to reach them; how we can turn our dreams into
reality. Therefore this house has always been connected with altruistic and humanitarian
goals, as well as having the self-authorisation to set them in motion. Inventive
and unusual, eleventh house activities often break from conformity, establishing
new and unprecedented states of being.
Aquarius on the 11th House Cusp
Aquarius, the sign of humanitarian goals and altruism. Always impartial
and nonsectarian, Aquarian energy is communal (even global). The focus
is on the goal, and the goal is always one that is for the many and not
the few. Thus this sign is connected to far-seeing visions, world views
and group work of all kinds. This sign tends towards coolness,
The Twelfth House
The twelfth house is where consciousness dawns - the house of the rising Sun.
This is the indeterminate state - the chaos before the new impulse - where all
is yet unfulfilled potentialities. Traditionally this is the house of 'sacrifice',
and is often connected with prisons, betrayal and self-undoing. Although we can
choose to become trapped and frustrated by the many obstructions to attaining
our dreams, we can also choose to reach outward and upward to a more fulfilled
state, transcending the usual down-dragging conditions and rising above difficulties
- thus establishing a life nearer our ideal. Here in the twelfth house we have
the capacity to attain liberation by using our visionary scope and working creatively
with life's intangibles - the power of imagination!
Pisces on the 12th House Cusp
Pisces energy runs deep and toward the mystical -- whatever transcends
the everyday world. This sign is understanding, patient and
compassionate. Super-sensitive, it tends to absorb it's surroundings
like a sponge. The sign is very trusting, accepting and giving of
itself for the sake of more important issues. It loves free-ranging
activities which allow for some imaginative scope.
Lastly, there is no 'one and only' reading of the birth chart. The symbols
of your horoscope change as your life changes - they mean one thing in the life
of a youngster, and quite another in middle age. The mystery of the astrological
symbols, and part of their beauty, is that they are flexible enough to be relevant
and fixed enough to be meaningful, allowing you to approach your horoscope again
and again with questions about past, present and future concerns.
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overcome an enemy is easy.
To overcome oneself is difficult, but not
Overcome oneself. Then there will be no enemy."
~ Brian A. Gartlan