Sample Career Astrology Report
This report outlines the career implications of your astrological chart. It contains a wealth of information about your strengths, talents, assets, challenges, and hidden potentials. To avoid getting lost in the details, you may wish to orient yourself by reading the following three sections that summarize the major influences in your chart:
1) The Sun’s Sign and House Interpretations – your core identity issues.
2) The Balance of Elements and Modalities – your psychological needs.
3) The Most Active Planets, Points, Signs, & Houses – your dominant drives and desires.
Having read these summary sections, you will be in a better position to understand the more detailed interpretations and to put them in perspective. Read this material with an open mind and an attitude of self-discovery. There are more than 100,000 career choices catalogued by the U.S. government.
To find a fulfilling career, you should first identify your talents and interests and then seek work that fills you with enthusiasm and a sense of being alive. The horoscope is a useful tool in this process. The interpretations in this report are based on your natal chart cast in the Western tropical zodiac for the following birth data:
Monday, September 18, 1967 7:36:00 PM
Time Zone: 04:00 (EDT)
Longitude: 079° W 23′
Latitude: 43° N 39′
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION TO VOCATIONAL ASTROLOGY
ASCENDANT AND CUSPS OF THE VOCATIONAL HOUSES
Second House Cusp
Sixth House Cusp
PLANETS IN SIGNS AND HOUSES:
The Three Outer Planets:
The Moon’s North Node
The Part of Fortune
BALANCE OF ELEMENTS AND MODALITIES
PLANETS IN ASPECT
SATURN CYCLE: YOUR CAREER PEAKS AND VALLEYS
MOST ACTIVE PLANETS, SIGNS, & HOUSES
This section reviews some of the technical aspects of astrology used to generate this report. If you wish to go directly to your personalized interpretations, skip this section and return to it at a later time. The personal information begins on page 5.
This report interprets your birth chart from the point of view of career factors in the horoscope. The material is drawn from four sources: (1) the astrological literature, (2) Carl Jung’s writings on psychological types, (3) scientific research on vocation and the planets (especially the work of French statistician Michel Gauquelin), and (4) the author’s experience as an astrologer over many years.
Many of the interpretations assume that you know your birth time accurately within a few minutes. If you are uncertain of the exact time, you can either cast a chart for SUNRISE of your date and place of birth or choose the UNKNOWN birth time feature of the program. The sunrise chart provides an informative general report for anyone born on the same date and in the same place on earth and offers a valuable perspective on vocational issues. Clicking on the Unknown time button calculates the Moon and planets for Noon for the place of birth, but places them in a solar houses chartwheel. The unknown time report omits interpretations for time-sensitive points.
This material is based on large statistical samples. Most people find that about 80% of the interpretations fit them closely whereas about 20% appear less applicable. If contradictory traits appear in the report, it is likely that both traits are aspects of your personality, but they are in conflict or vie with each other for expression. Astrology affords one of many perspectives on career potential. You should weigh the contents of this report with other sources of information such as your school record, job experience, vocational testing, your own sense of your likes and dislikes, and input from people who know you well. Astrology can guide you by suggesting options, but you alone have the ultimate responsibility to decide on a career path.
The birth chart outlines your potentials — what you may become depending on how you develop your talents and confront your challenges and liabilities. It also helps you to identify your essential needs and chief motivations. The chart can both validate what you know of yourself and suggest further possibilities. It is up to each of us to weigh these factors in deciding on a career path that will be satisfying and promote personal growth. There are many paths open to each of us; our final destination depends on the choices we make along the way.
The natal horoscope taken in its entirety is a symbol of the person as a whole. Jung called this type of symbol a mandala. The signs of the zodiac represent twelve basic needs (and their corresponding challenges) that must be met in the course of human development. A particular planet can occupy any of the twelve signs and thus has available twelve different modes (signs) for expressing its fundamental planetary drive or energy.
The houses of the horoscope symbolize the twelve broad areas of life where we seek to fulfill our basic needs. The planets signify the fundamental urges, drives, energies, or functions of the human personality. Each planet occupies a particular sign and a particular house. In addition, the planets make connections among themselves (the aspects) that clarify how these energies connect with each other. Soft aspects (sextiles, trines, and conjunctions of harmonious planets) show natural abilities and things that come our way easily without much toil. Hard aspects (squares, oppositions, and conjunctions of inharmonious planets) show challenges and talents that require work to develop but that may lead to significant achievements.
In vocational astrology the second, sixth, and tenth houses are the most important. The second house indicates what resources (talents, values, money, and assets) are at our disposal for developing our self-worth and making a living. The sixth house symbolizes the work environment, our co-workers, and the type of day-to-day labor involved. The tenth house is the quintessential house of career and shows where we can become successful and achieve recognition in the eyes of the world. Pay careful attention to the second, sixth, and tenth houses when reading this report. Consider the signs on their cusps, the planets ruling those signs, and the planets within those houses.
Also consider the strengths and weaknesses of this type of information. A computer-generated interpretation can only list and describe the individual astrological factors in your chart, but it cannot synthesize them into a coherent story. You will need to put everything together into a meaningful whole that best fits your life experience and personal development. At some point, you may wish to consult a professional astrologer for further insight into your birth map.
An important key is to pay close attention to any themes that come up repeatedly in the report. Such recurring themes represent significant needs that must be met for you to have a satisfying career. In addition, because the planet Saturn is so closely linked to what we do in the world, it is especially useful to study the information about Saturn in your chart. In several places, there are lists of various occupations taken from the astrological literature. These job lists should be understood merely as illustrations of general principles rather than as specific recommendations of a career to pursue. It is not possible to pinpoint a single specific vocational choice in a horoscope.
Regarding the Gauquelin research, the author has found that Gauquelin’s findings about the meanings of planets in high intensity zones generalize to planets that are emphasized in other ways, according to the rules of traditional astrology.
ASCENDANT AND CUSPS OF VOCATIONAL HOUSES
The horoscope is divided into twelve sections or “houses,” which are patterned after the twelve signs of the zodiac. Each house represents a different area of life, and the sign of the zodiac on the cusp of each of the houses describes how we express the matters governed by that house. In vocational astrology, the most relevant houses are the First House whose cusp is the Ascendant, the Second House of income, the Sixth House of daily work, and the Tenth House of Career whose cusp is the Midheaven. The houses are derived from your exact date, time, and place of birth.
The Rising Sign or Ascendant
The Ascendant is the sign of the zodiac that intersects the eastern horizon at the moment of birth. It is closely linked to our sense of personal identity and reflects how we present ourselves to the world. Each sign can be described by its Quality (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable), its Element (Fire, Earth, Air, Water), and its Polarity (Yin, Yang). Cardinal signs are outgoing and initiate activity; Fixed signs consolidate, build, and resist change; and Mutable signs are adaptable and make way for a new cycle. Fire signs are intuitive and inspirational; Earth signs are practical and dependable; Air signs are mental and communicative; and Water signs are sensitive and emotional. Yin signs are receptive and inner directed, whereas Yang signs are assertive and outer directed.
Cardinal, Fire, Yang
Keywords: direct, forceful, initiating, enthusiastic, pioneering, assertive, optimistic, courageous, impulsive, rash, independent, competitive, bold, athletic, energetic.
With Aries rising, you tend to be outgoing and assertive when it comes to getting your needs met. You take charge when you have to, and you are generally straightforward and direct in dealing with others. You enjoy taking on challenges and generating new ideas, but you may be a little weak on the follow-through. You work well in a crisis or under pressure and prefer to have the freedom to pursue your own interests. You would do well in a career that allows you freedom and independence to pioneer, make new discoveries, and explore uncharted territory. Aries seeks to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” There is usually an abundance of energy, enterprise, and courage with this position.
Aries is a crusading warrior who thrives on competition and doing battle. Key phrases for Aries are “I am” and “I pioneer.” Any career you pursue must provide an opportunity for initiative, assertiveness, and self-direction. You value your independence and generally do not like being in a subordinate position. Your pioneering spirit, leadership, enthusiasm, and penchant for taking risks are ingredients for a successful career. Aries rules the ‘head’ and persons influenced by Aries often want to be the head of an enterprise or organization. Aries enjoys being at the helm, and some become pilots or ship’s captains. An Aries Ascendant may suggest work that involves dexterity, the use of force, and vigorous physical activity.
Typical Aries occupations include Mars-ruled activities such as sports, police work, the military, firefighting, mechanics, carpentry, iron work, dealing in firearms, etc. Many surgeons, engineers, politicians, and architects have this placement. The career must furnish an outlet for the independence and physical energy of Mars. A number of Aries natives are drawn to journalism. In afflicted charts, there may be extreme risk-taking, criminal activity, impulsive or compulsive behavior, or trouble with the law.
Some notable people with an Aries Ascendant include F. Lee Bailey, Joan Collins, Amy Fisher (teenage mistress of Joey Buttafuco), Benjamin Franklin, Gary Hart, Nancy Kerrigan, John Lennon, Bette Midler, Evita Peron, Oral Roberts, Pete Rose, Jon Voight, and Walt Whitman.
The sign, house, and aspects of Mars, which rules Aries, will give further clues about your self-assertive drives. The same holds true of the decan ruler(s) indicated below.
FIRST DECAN: Your Ascendant lies between 0 and 10 degrees of Aries. Hence, your sense of identity also comes under the influence of the first decan of Aries, which is governed by pioneering ARIES and Chaldean ruler MARS. You are likely to have leadership potential and to be a person who is especially assertive, outgoing, active, and energetic. You are fond of competition, challenge, and vigorous physical activity. Athletic talent is often present. Some well-known people with this decan rising include Joan Baez, Geraldine Ferraro, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Sandy Koufax, and Dean Martin.
Our vocation is shown by the tenth house, the sign and decan of its cusp (which is the Midheaven or MC in most house systems), the ruler(s) of the tenth, any planets therein, and any aspects involving tenth house planets, the tenth house ruler(s), or the MC.
Key phrases for Capricorn are “I seek” and “I climb.” Like the mountain goat, people with a Capricorn Midheaven aim for the highest peak and persist in their climb despite any delays, obstacles, loneliness, or hardships along the way. Good business acumen, organizational skill, and administrative ability are common. As a person with Midheaven in Capricorn, you are serious, ambitious, and disciplined about your work. You set high standards, and you value respect and recognition. You have a highly developed sense of responsibility and a willingness to proceed patiently and persistently along the road to accomplishment. Your career will probably involve a fairly long period of apprenticeship aimed at the mastery of basic skills.
The desire for success and prestige may motivate you to pursue a profession like law, medicine, osteopathy, or dentistry. You might aspire to a top position in business, politics, the law, education, management, the military, a large corporation, government, or public service. Your no-nonsense thinking can lead to success in academics, mathematics, accounting, banking, systems analysis, computer programming, research, science, or engineering. Your desire for tangible or practical results may draw you to factory work, building, farming, physical education, architecture, or some type of craftsmanship. In afflicted charts, career setbacks are likely to be due to excessive ambition, problems accepting authority, status seeking, the calculated manipulation of others, or settling for mediocrity.
The sign, house, and aspects of Saturn, which rules Capricorn, will give further clues about career potentials in your chart. The same holds true for the decan ruler(s) described below.
FIRST DECAN: Because your Midheaven lies between 0 and 10 degrees of Capricorn, your career comes under the influence of the first decan of Capricorn, which is governed by CAPRICORN, SATURN, and Chaldean ruler JUPITER. The Capricorn emphasis indicates ambition, leadership, organizational skill, and persistence in pursuing your goals. There is often an interest in mathematics, banking, finance, publishing, building, architecture, real estate, and contracting.
Taurus Second House Cusp
Income and resources are shown by the second house, the sign (and decan) of its cusp, the ruler(s) of this house, any planets therein, and by any aspects involving second house planets, the second house ruler(s), or the cusp of the second house.
With Taurus on the second cusp, you value job security and a steady income. You are capable of hard work and have the patience, persistence, and diligence to proceed in stepwise fashion and to deal with intricate details. When necessary, you can be counted on to put your nose to the grindstone. You may prefer a job that has a set routine and produces something of practical value because you like seeing the tangible results of your efforts. Administrative and organizational ability is common.
Taurus is also connected with construction, bodily comforts, material goods, and things of the earth. You have a good head for business and finance, which could make you a fine accountant, banker, auditor, investor, stockbroker, or financial manager. Your interest in the human body and meeting basic human needs could lead to a career in medicine, the social services, physical fitness, massage, culinary arts, or similar pursuits.
This is an excellent position for home building, real estate, gardening, farming, mining, the natural sciences, and other occupations connected with the earth. Through its rulership by Venus, Taurus can indicate creative, musical, or artistic ability as well as an interest in matters of beauty, decoration, and adornment. You appreciate fine craftsmanship and may work to preserve objects of beauty for future generations.
Leo Sixth House Cusp
Our daily work and working environment are shown by the sixth house, the sign (and decan) of its cusp, the ruler(s) of this house, any planets therein, and by any aspects involving sixth house planets, the sixth house ruler(s), or the cusp of the sixth house.
With Leo here, you would do well at work that allows for leadership, organizational and administrative functioning, self-promotion, and creative self-expression. Leo, the Lion, is king of the jungle, and you may wish to rule your work environment. Your outgoing and friendly nature could lead to an interest in jobs such as performer, entertainer, model, dancer, musician, comedian, journalist, recreational director, personal trainer, or occupations involving the theater or entertainment industry.
Leo is connected with gold and investments, and some with the placement become bankers, investors, stockbrokers, jewelers, or cosmetologists. Teaching ability is often indicated, and occupations involving children are not uncommon. Leo is fond of animals, nature, and the outdoors, and may indicate an interest in occupations such as forest ranger, landscape gardener, tree surgeon, naturopath, veterinarian, or other work with animals or out of doors. The sun rules Leo and may give an interest in jobs connected in some way with light, heat, fire, or illumination.
Virgo Intercepted in the Sixth House
An intercepted sign lies entirely within a house and differs from the sign on its cusp.
With Virgo here, your daily work may involve activities that require patience, dedication, thoroughness, compartmentalization, and meticulous attention to detail. You are a discriminating individual with excellent powers of analysis. You could do well in occupations that require manual dexterity, or technical and analytical ability. Jobs related to health, nutrition, diet, hygiene, or service are especially appealing. Because Mercury rules Virgo, you can benefit from work involving communications, travel, transport, commerce, or being on the go. Your ability to craft words can make you a fine speaker or writer. Typical Virgo-ruled occupations include teacher, editor, proofreader, bookkeeper, typist, secretary, paralegal, bank teller, printer, engraver, guitarist, craftsperson, computer programmer, health care provider, mental health worker, and so on. Many with this position prefer to be second in command, or to work behind the scenes or in a subordinate position.
Planets in Signs and Houses
Sun in Virgo
The Sun symbolizes our core identity and basic life energy. For us to feel authentic, our careers must allow for expression of our Sun sign’s creativity and will to be.
Keywords: modest, gentle, methodical, perfectionistic, discriminating, analytical, fussy, critical, conscientious, detail-oriented, sacrificing, communicative, health-conscious.
The symbol of Virgo is the unassuming maiden who is holding a sheaf of corn, symbolizing the harvest at the end of summer. A key phrase for Virgo is “I serve.” The typical Virgo is patient, kind, modest, unassuming, observant, conscientious, quietly competent, dutiful, efficient, dedicated, critical, discriminating, and perfectionistic. Quick-witted Mercury, the ruler of Virgo and the ancient messenger of the gods, confers a talent for communication. As the sixth sign of the zodiac, Virgo is concerned with health, hygiene, diet, fitness, organization, precision, and service to others. Virgo natives excel at tasks that demand mental effort, practicality, method, routine, systematization, analysis, discrimination, criticism, impartiality, manual dexterity, and meticulous attention to detail. Rather than assume the limelight, Virgo often prefers to be the power behind the throne.
In a statistical survey of sun signs by Paul Field (1964), cautious, dexterous and health-conscious Virgo produced the largest number of surgeons (followed by Capricorn and Cancer). Perhaps because of Virgo’s preoccupation with efficiency, utility and pragmatism, the Sun in Virgo produced the smallest number of musicians in this survey. As Virgo architect L.H. Sullivan expressed the prevailing Virgo philosophy, “form follows function.” Some famous Virgos include Anne Bancroft, Sean Connery, Leonard Bernstein, D. H. Lawrence, Twiggy, Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Arnold Palmer, Lyndon Johnson, Maria Montessori, Agatha Christie, Mother Theresa, Lauren Bacall, and Ted Williams.
Virgos view their work as an essential part of their identities and run the risk of becoming workaholics. They excel at jobs that others might avoid because of the detail, routine, lack of appreciation, or drudgery involved. Because they enjoy variety and contact with others, Virgos have a talent for occupations that make use of their verbal, communicative, academic, writing, and teaching skills. They are often too shy, however, to let others know how much they wish to be admired for their original and inventive minds.
Sun in Virgo is common in the charts of educators, writers, lecturers, editors, secretaries, printers, journalists, notaries, lawyers, critics, and others whose work revolves around the written or spoken word. The interest in health and care of the body is seen in careers connected with medicine, public health, nursing, therapeutics, herbalism, alternative health, massage, physical training, hands-on healing, ecology, veterinary medicine, nutrition, cooking, clothing, food services, and dietetics. Virgos like to understand how things work and why we act as we do; these traits may lead to occupations in teaching, training, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, social work, and similar endeavors. The Virgo attention to method and detail is helpful in occupations related to mathematics, architecture, building, town planning, science, engineering, analysis, accounting, bookkeeping, economics, time management, statistics, crafts, inspection, financial management, computer programming, and data processing.
Further information about your basic motivational system can be found by studying the house, sign, and aspects of Virgo ruler Mercury. The same holds true for the decan ruler(s) described below.
THIRD DECAN: Your Sun lies between 20 and 30 degrees of Virgo (approximately September 14 – 22). Thus, it falls within the third decan of Virgo, which falls under the influence of TAURUS, VENUS, and the Chaldean ruler MERCURY. The Taurus/Venus influence may give artistic or musical talent, an attractive appearance, a pleasant signing voice, and an appreciation of the finer things in life. The Mercury/Venus influence may give a talent for creative writing or for graceful physical movement. You are good with your hands and quick on your feet. Mercury often indicates an interest in teaching and education. Members of this decan include Lauren Bacall, Anne Bancroft, Stephen King, Bill Murray, Sophia Loren, J.C. Penny, John Ritter, and Margaret Sanger.
Sun in the Sixth House
The Sun represents our individuality, willpower, and sense of self. The house occupied by the Sun reveals areas where we can feel authentic and express who we truly are.
A sixth house Sun gives an interest in matters related to health, hygiene, and the care of the body or mind. This is an excellent position for nurses, physicians, surgeons, teachers, educators, pharmacists, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, and those who provide health care services. There is often an interest in the natural sciences and their practical applications. You have a strong desire to provide a service or to do something that tangibly helps other people. A knack for meticulous, systematic, and methodical work is frequent. You may also have a talent for writing, crafts, clerical work, or activities requiring manual dexterity and fine motor movement. There is often a fondness for pets and small animals that may lead to work in veterinary medicine.
Moon in Pisces
The Moon represents our feelings, emotions, capacity for empathy, psychological reactions, and habitual or subconscious patterning. It signifies our need for security and our mothering instincts — how we feel about, nurture, and care for one another.
Moon in Pisces favors any type of intuitive or imaginative work. You may have a talent for aesthetic activities such as music, art, dance, singing, cooking, painting, sketching, poetry, flower arrangement, creative writing, fashion, design, or acting. If you are more pragmatic, there might be an interest in jobs involving detailed work that requires creativity, drawing, and imaginative problem solving (e.g., engineer, draftsman, sheet metal worker, car detailer, web page designer, book editor or publisher, electrician, etc.). You are emotionally sensitive and have a natural understanding of human motivation. These traits could lead to a career in nursing, counseling, social work, teaching, medicine, anthropology, psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, criminology, public relations, acupuncture, healing, charitable work, or anything that seeks to uplift the human spirit or assist those who are disadvantaged or confined to institutions (hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, etc.).
There is often a special fondness for animals. Athletes with a Pisces Moon are usually quite graceful and have an intuitive feel for their sport. Some with this position work in fields related to liquids, oils, gases, chemicals, drugs, alcohol, or anything related to the feet. You value your privacy and may prefer to work alone, at home, or behind the scenes, sometimes in a quiet setting such a library, laboratory, or museum. There is often psychic ability and an interest in religion, spirituality, magic, divination, or the occult sciences. Risks of the placement include nebulous thinking, the unwise use of drugs or alcohol, and a tendency toward self-deception, self-sacrifice, or martyrdom.
Moon in the Twelfth House
A twelfth house Moon confers creativity, a vivid imagination, and a rich fantasy life. Your desire to help others may lead to employment as a hospital worker or health care provider. This position often carries with it a strong belief in humanitarian ideals, a desire to promote the public welfare, and a commitment to protecting the rights of others. Your sensitivity, intuition, and receptiveness give you an awareness of levels of reality that escape the notice of more hardheaded people. Your accurate hunches may turn out to be quite profitable.
There is usually an appreciation of music, art, poetry, drama, literature, and dance. Also common is an interest in psychology, dreams, mental illness, the unconscious mind, hypnosis, meditation, spirituality, the occult sciences, and paranormal phenomena. You are able to tune into other people’s emotions, and your own feelings may be easily hurt. Your empathy, intuition, and emotional awareness could lead to success as a healer, social worker, counselor, teacher, writer, journalist, physician, surgeon, priest, psychic, or spiritual advisor. You need time alone or in seclusion to regroup, pray, meditate, ponder, or otherwise recharge your batteries.
Mercury in Libra
Mercury is the messenger of the gods. This first planet from the Sun represents our mind and thinking process — how we learn, analyze, reason, and communicate. It also reveals how we use our hands, move our bodies, and explore our surroundings.
You have a refined and broadminded intellect. Your keen sense of form, grace, beauty, proportion, harmony, and justice can lead to success in occupations related to music, dance, the arts, photography, writing, journalism, entertainment, fashion, diplomacy, or the law. Your mind seeks to understand all sides of an issue to arrive at a fair and balanced judgment. Artistically, you are able to arrange a series of disparate elements into a coherent and pleasing whole. You can be quite logical and rational in your thinking; but, in your effort to balance the scales, you may come across as wavering or indecisive. Others enjoy your pleasant manner of writing, speaking, and communicating. You could become a fine teacher of art, music, or other creative endeavors.
Mercury in the Seventh House
A seventh house Mercury suggests that you seek a partner with whom you can share intellectual interests. You place a high priority on communication in all your relationships. Your career is likely to involve working with clients or otherwise working collaboratively with others, perhaps as part of a team or in a counseling or advisory position. Writers, musicians, and artists with this placement feel a strong need to share their mental or artistic activities with a wide audience.
Venus in Leo
Venus is the goddess of love. This second planet from the Sun rules our affections, values, enjoyments, and how we relate to others. Venus also governs art, beauty, adornment, pleasure, fun, and our sense of appreciation of the finer things in life.
With Venus in Leo, you are likely to have a dramatic flair and a need for self-expression. This would be a good placement for an actor, teacher, entertainer, singer, dancer, performing artist, director, or anyone who needs to attract and hold the attention of others. You may be drawn to people in positions of power, fame, or authority. You probably also enjoy doing things with or for children. Some with Venus in Leo do well in banking, finance, stockbroking, or investing. There is often a fondness for pomp, elegance, show, and a grand performance.
Venus in the Sixth House
A sixth house Venus reveals a talent for detailed work that provides a service or practical benefit to the physical or mental health and welfare of others. Your job may involve computers, information processing, typing, clerical work, or technical methods. A fondness for animals is common. Typical occupations include veterinarian, chiropractor, nurse, dietitian, chef, secretary, receptionist, computer programmer, chiropractor, therapist, attorney, baker, and Internet service provider.
Mars in Sagittarius
Mars, the fourth planet from the Sun, is the ancient god of war. Mars represents our libido, initiative, and physical energy. The sign and house placement of Mars reveal how and where we express our passion, assert ourselves, and expend our energy.
Assertive Mars in fiery Sagittarius suggests a great deal of energy and enthusiasm but carries with it a risk of being impulsive or scattering your energy in too many directions. You have a crusading spirit and a good deal of leadership potential. Your positive attitude goes a long way toward inspiring others and getting them to follow your lead. You excel at work that requires versatility, energy, and adaptability. You are a good communicator and a bit of a wheeler-dealer in the job arena. As Mars represents the libido, there is often a strong need for sexual stimulation and romantic involvement.
This is an excellent placement for dancers, athletes, firefighters, or anyone whose work requires physical prowess, muscular exertion, risk, and a love of competition or a good fight. There is often a fondness for travel and an interest in sports, adventure, excitement, and the outdoors. You may be overheard singing the refrain “don’t fence me in.” Some with this placement direct their energy into careers related to publishing, writing, teaching, broadcasting, foreign affairs, import/export, philosophy, religion, law, or higher education.
Mars in the Eighth House
An eighth house Mars gives a desire to probe deeply into areas of hidden knowledge, spiritual matters, and the mysteries of life. You seek to understand issues related to sex, death, rebirth, transformation, and human mortality. This position is common in the charts of priests, nuns, psychics, occultists, psychologists, doctors and those in the healing professions. A talent for investigation, diagnosis, or detective work is common. Athletes who intensely pursue their sports often have this placement.
Jupiter in Leo
Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is the king of Mount Olympus and the most benefic of all the planets. Jupiter represents expansion, wisdom, the higher mind, and the broadening of horizons. The sign and house placements of Jupiter show how and where we encounter good fortune and continue to grow in body, mind, and spirit.
Jupiter in Leo enhances the exuberant, dignified, and ambitious nature of Leo. Success may come through public life, sports, the stage, dramatic performance, creative self-expression, teaching, working with children, investing, speculation, art, or literature. The leadership potential of Leo may manifest in the fields of religion, law, jurisprudence, philosophy, higher education, publishing, or foreign affairs. One of your challenges may be to overcome an excessive pride that borders on arrogance.
Jupiter in the Sixth House
A sixth house Jupiter often shows an interest in health, diet, hygiene, and therapeutics, as well as an ability to deal with methodical or meticulous work. You might choose an occupation in health care such as a nurse, physician, surgeon, dentist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, social worker, or counselor. Some with this position become teachers or educators. Your diligence and attention to detail can be put to use in fields as diverse as engineering, astronomy, scientific research, computer programming, illustration, fashion design, or filmmaking (especially documentary or educational films). You are probably a good writer and could succeed in journalism, sales, broadcasting, communications, promotions, or similar occupations that rely on the facile use of language. A love of animals is not uncommon, and veterinary medicine or other dealings with animals might appeal to you. Individuals with Jupiter here sometimes work in or for universities, hospitals, prisons, or other large institutions. Travel or contact with foreigners is commonly part of the work.
Saturn in Aries
Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, is the most distant planet that can be seen by the naked eye. It marks the outer limits of the visible solar system and has been called at various times the Cosmic Teacher, Father Time, and the Grim Reaper. Saturn symbolizes limitations, hardships, boundaries, fears, and the lessons we must learn. Like all good teachers, Saturn rewards hard work, discipline, and persistent effort.
Saturn in Aries increases your ambition and determination to succeed. You are likely to be serious, responsible, and dedicated to your work. You were probably forced by the circumstances of your life to become resourceful and self-reliant. Your self-discipline and persistence can make you a pioneer in your field. The main problem with this position is a tendency to be a bit too self-centered and headstrong.
Saturn in the First House
A first house Saturn lends a serious, responsible, and dutiful cast to your personality. You are likely to be a diligent, self-disciplined, and perhaps a bit shy. As a worker, you are methodical, persistent, good with details, and determined to get the job done. You may eventually be recognized as an expert in your field. Many of your lessons in life come from the school of hard knocks. You are committed to excellence in the workplace, and you may prefer an executive position where you can be your own boss. Most likely you have a good head for business and management. Teaching ability is also common.
THE THREE OUTER PLANETS
In our solar system, Saturn is most distant planet from the earth that is visible to the naked eye. The three outer planets — Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto — lie beyond Saturn’s orbit and can only be seen by telescope. These outer planets spend many years traveling through each sign, and thus they tend to affect an entire generation. Only their house placements and close aspects are significant in the interpretation of an individual horoscope. Though not personally significant by itself, the sign placement of the three outer planets can reinforce similar traits found elsewhere in the horoscope.
Uranus in the Sixth House
Uranus is the first planet beyond Saturn’s orbit and outside the boundary of the visible solar system. It symbolizes breaking through barriers via originality, inventiveness, and progressive ideas. Uranus reveals where we can express our novelty and uniqueness.
A sixth house Uranus sometimes indicates unusual working conditions, or an occupation that is innovative or out of the ordinary. You may have considerable technical, analytical, or mathematical ability. Your work may be related to health care, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, electronics, computer science, or New Age subjects. You could also be involved in alternative medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, herbology, or other therapeutic endeavors that are not quite in the main stream.
Uranus in Virgo
Uranus in Virgo marks a generation with unique and progressive ideas about health care, nutrition, hygiene, and life on the job.
Neptune in the Eighth House
Neptune is the ancient god of the oceans, which are fluid, without form, and boundless. It dissolves the limitations set up by Saturn. This planet symbolizes all that is cloudy, nebulous, dreamlike, mystical, or illusory. Neptune represents compassion, intuition, empathy, sacrifice, and spiritual development. The placement of Neptune reveals where we may care for others, pursue our ideals, and be at one with the universe.
An eighth house Neptune reveals a capacity for intuitive insight and psychological attunement with other people that, in some cases, indicates a hypnotic influence over the masses. Things that are mysterious, illusory, occult, metaphysical, mystical, or otherworldly fascinate you. You may be drawn to psychology, astrology, counseling, medical research, healing, alternative medicine, nursing, or spiritual development. For some, a desire for deep emotional connection and understanding finds expression in film, music, or art. If Neptune forms stressful aspects, there may be unusual or unconventional beliefs about sexuality or matters related to death and dying.
Neptune in Scorpio
You belong to a generation of sensitive and intuitive individuals who are attuned to unseen forces and the hidden aspects of reality. There is tremendous potential for spiritual growth, healing, and transformation.
Pluto in the Sixth House
Pluto is the ancient god of the underworld who ruled the realm of death and darkness. It represents immense power, transformation, radical change, renewal, and rebirth. The placement of Pluto reveals where we express our needs for control and regeneration.
A sixth house Pluto often gives an interest in occupations related to power, control, healing, health, psychology, medical research, therapeutic techniques, the social sciences, government work, public welfare, and matters connected with death and dying. You are likely to be a hard worker who does not mind putting in long hours to get the job done. Your work may involve penetrating beneath the surface, ferreting out secrets, or revealing what is hidden – much as a photographer develops the unseen image concealed on an exposed piece of film. A talent for business and finance is not uncommon. Pluto here sometimes indicates the potential for contact with illegal or criminal activity in the workplace, which you would be wise to avoid.
Pluto in Virgo
Pluto in Virgo enhances any ability you have for meticulous, careful, analytical, and detailed work. This placement also reinforces any other factors in your chart that indicate a talent for financial analysis or for methods of healing the mind and body.
North Node in Aries
The Moon’s North Node reveals areas of potential for growth.
In Aries, the Moon’s North Node advises you to learn to be more outgoing, independent, and assertive about your own desires. You need to take on challenges and to develop your leadership potential. Otherwise you fall into rationalizing your behavior or letting others make decisions for you. Letting people step all over you will ultimately lead to a depressed state of mind. There is often a talent for activities related to Libra (the sign opposite Aries) that have to do with diplomacy, form, proportion, design, art, beauty, fashion, editing, publicizing, counseling, balancing relationships, and so on. Sports and other forms of vigorous physical activity will help you to keep a balanced outlook.
North Node in the First House
In the first house, the Moon’s Node suggests that you learn to exercise initiative and to be appropriately self-assertive. Following the crowd or giving in to peer pressure can deflect you from pursuing your own path and discovering your true self. One of your challenges is to develop a healthy self-esteem and to avoid the pitfalls of narcissism, entitlement, and self-indulgence. In the words of Shakespeare, “to thine own self be true.”
Part of Fortune in Libra
The Lot of Fortune is an Arabic Part related to material well-being.
With the Part of Fortune in sociable Libra, you can succeed at careers that involve mediation, partnership, fair play, the balancing of relationships, artistic or musical expression, and catering to public tastes. This is an excellent position for a consultant who provides an expert service to clients. It is also good for entertainers, performers, and others who rely on their popularity with the public to get ahead. Libra is an intellectual and communicative Air sign whose symbol is the scales of justice. This placement can indicate success in careers related to communication or the law. However, if Libra’s ruler Venus is afflicted (e.g., square Neptune), there is a possibility of scandal or public notoriety.
Part of Fortune in the Sixth House
The house position of the Part of Fortune reveals an area of life that can bring you good fortune. In the sixth house, it suggests that you are proficient at any type of fine, systematic, or detailed work. Gains may come through craftsmanship or through providing some needed service to others. The sixth house is related to health and hygiene, and this placement is common in the charts of nurses, psychologists, physicians, surgeons, psychiatrists, dentists, acupuncturists, veterinarians, counseling astrologers, and healers who use a specialized therapeutic technique. This is also a favorable placement for skilled technicians and computer specialists.
Balance of Elements and Modalities
Introversion and Extraversion
The follow section takes a broad look at your chart from the viewpoint of the predominance of the four elements or temperaments (Fire, Earth, Air, and Water) and the three modalities or modes of action (Cardinal or initiating, Fixed or stabilizing, Mutable or adapting and transitioning). It draws on Jungian psychology and Jung’s notions of introversion and extraversion to describe how the same astrological trait manifests for introverted versus extraverted personalities.
Introverts are inwardly directed, prefer to work alone or with a small number of people, generally reflect before they act, and would rather read about or ponder an issue than socialize or talk with others. Extraverts show the opposite characteristics. Extraverts are outwardly directed and come across as sociable, positive, outgoing, and confident. They love to talk and socialize, and they prefer to be with others rather than alone.
The value in determining whether you are more introverted or more extraverted is that the same astrological factors can be utilized to pursue different careers depending on whether you are focused inwardly (introverted) or outwardly (extraverted). For example, a person with a preponderance of the element water/feeling in his or her chart might prefer to write and publish poetry, if introverted, or might use that water element to become a successful actor or performing musician if extraverted.
If you have access to the Internet, you might wish to take the Keirsey Temperament Sorter Quiz to determine your degree of introversion and extraversion. It is located at http://www.keirsey.com/cgi-bin/keirsey/newkts.cgi where you can also read about the career implications of your personality style.
Having decided whether you are more introverted or extraverted, read the following section to see which elements and modalities are most emphasized in your natal chart.
Keywords: ardent, creative, intuitive, aspiring, enthusiastic, inspirational, impulsive, spirited, future-oriented, energetic, passionate, self-confident.
An abundance of fire in a chart correlates with the Jungian function of intuition. You are able to perceive, unconsciously or intuitively, what is possible or likely to occur as a situation unfolds. From the data that you gather, you generate abstract possibilities regarding future trends. You readily perceive the underlying meaning and motivation of other people’s actions. A pioneering, enthusiastic and enterprising spirit accompanies this intuitive perceptiveness. Fire wants to shine, to inspire and uplift others, to convey hope and encouragement — to make its mark on the world in a grand, exciting, and stimulating manner.
You are good at finding new ways to do things, and others look to your leadership in launching new projects. You love challenges, especially when they prompt you into energetic activity that promotes your own interests. You see things in broad perspective with an awareness of the future implications of current actions. Unless the element earth is strong in your chart, a certain impracticality is one of your shortcomings and you will need to work on taking proper care of your body and your material and financial concerns. There is some risk of jumping to conclusions rather than carefully weighing the facts to come to a conclusion.
Introverted intuitives direct their attention inward and are often regarded as eccentric dreamers. They gravitate toward careers that utilize their visionary, psychic, mystical, forecasting, or prophetic abilities.
Extraverted intuitives put their intuitive flashes of insight to more practical purposes. They pursue careers where they can act as creators, innovators, pioneers, inventors, promoters, speculators, adventurers, or revolutionaries. They thrive on novelty and excitement and tend to be weak at doing routine tasks and following through. Their highly developed “sixth sense” and accurate hunches can make them successful as leaders, motivators, entrepreneurs, or investors. They make quintessential power-politicians.
Many creative professionals are highly intuitive. Examples include writers, architects, research scientists, gifted teachers, theologians, artists, musicians, psychiatrists, and neurologists. An abundance of fire (intuition) has also been reported in the charts of Protestant clergy and indicates an energetic expression of their feelings and ideals.
Keywords: practical, concrete, empirical, tangible, sensible, down-to-earth, results-oriented, able to manage material and financial resources.
An abundance of earth in a chart correlates with the Jungian function of sensation. You readily become cognizant of empirical reality. You consciously perceive immediate data, facts, and situations. You are a careful, solid, and dependable person who pays close attention to details. There is usually a capacity to make objective evaluations, think critically, and analyze matters logically. You enjoy being regarded as a person of wisdom and authority. Others trust you to get the job done and view you as a person with good head on your shoulders.
You tend to live in the present and to rely heavily on the information taken in by your five senses in a literal, concrete way. You make decisions only after doing your research and gathering all the facts. Your approach to life is practical, pragmatic, hard-nosed, and realistic. One of your strengths is a highly developed common sense, and you especially enjoy seeing tangible results of your activities. Some sensation types are quite sensual and even hedonistic.
The earth signs represent structure and material reality — everything that is solid, tangible, and securely rooted. Your motto may well be, “I’ll believe it when I see it,” as you tend to be swayed only by hard, empirical evidence. You are drawn to a career in which you can use your body to manipulate physical reality in some way. You like to build, organize, structure, and bring projects to completion. You are good at carrying out plans in a sequential and orderly manner; and you generally prefer to work in a reliable, steady workplace setting. Others may see you as a hard-nosed realist who is interested in results that increase your sense of status and power. Some of your weaknesses may be a failure to pay sufficient attention to your intuition, a lack of enthusiasm (unless fire is strong), and an insufficient awareness of future trends.
Introverted sensation types are able to accumulate and store in their minds vast amounts of factual information. They may have a knack for meticulous scientific research. Introverted sensors enjoy doing manual tasks that produce some sense-related, material result (e.g., cooking, gardening, mechanics, carpentry, sculpting, painting, book writing, etc.). Their inner-directed sensual awareness is occasionally reflected in clairvoyant abilities. At times they are so inwardly directed that others regard them as passive, and they may also view themselves as passive victims of external forces.
Extraverted sensation types desire to sense, experience, and act upon their physical environment. They tend to be practical, to have good memories, and to do well with details. They like to use and enjoy their bodies and to manipulate the material world. Laborers, people who work with tools or materials, athletes, bankers, sales persons, marketers, business people, etc., are often among the group of extraverted sensors.
Keywords: flexible, ingenious, resourceful, adaptable, intellectual, communicative
Many planets in mutable signs suggest a career that makes use of your mental agility, adaptability, dexterity, facility with words, and love of variety. You are probably a good communicator with a knack for establishing contacts with others. Your flexibility, diplomacy, and skill at objective evaluation are key assets. Believing that “variety is the spice of life,” you sometimes “have too many irons in the fire.”
Abundant mutability is often found in the charts of writers, teachers, publishers, editors, communicators, inventors, and those who must use their linguistic abilities and intellectual talents as an essential part of their occupations. The physical agility and dexterity of mutable signs may indicate a talent for dance or other forms of bodily expressiveness.
Keywords: practical, resourceful, organized, managerial, hard-working, skilled, methodical, systematic, materialistic, worldly, status-conscious
Many planets in houses 2, 6, and 10 suggest a career that meets the need of achieving some type of respect or recognition for producing tangible and practical results, often involving some type of analytic ability or technical skill. There is frequently a desire to work with products or services in the material world, and there is often a knack for business or administration. You value stability and have a strong sense of duty and responsibility.
Keywords: sensitive, caring, psychological, probing, insightful, healing, compassionate, private, committed, musical, artistic, spiritual, attuned to the mysteries of life and death
Many planets in houses 4, 8, or 12 suggest a career that meets the need for emotional involvement, caring, and sensitivity toward others. Such a career often deals with matters that are private, subconscious, personal, psychological, spiritual, or related to serving the needs of humanity. You have a strong desire to understand the hidden motivations of people and the underlying meanings of situations or events. You are likely to be highly receptive, intuitive, concerned, and empathic.
This occurs frequently in the charts of those who work closely or intimately with others (e.g., counselors, therapists, etc.) and those who seek to master a topic in depth (e.g., scientists, researchers, analysts, etc.). It is common in the charts of singers and composers whose music touches us deeply, and also among writers and filmmakers of psychological masterpieces.
Keywords: flexible, adaptable, transitional, mental, clever, assimilating, idea-oriented
A preponderance of planets in the cadent houses (3, 6, 9, and 12) suggests versatility, adaptability, and intellectual interests. You are likely to enjoy experimentation, study, new learning, and mental activity. There is often a talent for teaching or otherwise conveying ideas to others. You may also have an ability to manage and organize large amounts of data. An ideal career would satisfy your need for mental stimulation and continued learning throughout your life.
Some occupations associated with abundant cadency include scientist, researcher, bacteriologist, technical writer, computer programmer, data processor, teacher, counselor, novelist, and editor.
Planets in Aspect
Introduction to Aspects
As mentioned in the Introduction, the planets signify fundamental urges, drives, or functions of the human personality. Astrologers have discovered that when planets either align (conjoin) or form certain configurations (angular patterns) with one another, a blending or combination of their energies occurs. These patterns are called “aspects” and are measured in terms of the angles formed by the planets.
The aspects are divided into major (0, 60, 90, 120, and 180 degrees) or minor (all other aspects, e.g., 30, 45, 72, 135, 144, 150 degrees, etc.). Major aspects are more evident and generally have a more profound effect on personality and vocation. The names of the aspects, according to the number of degrees between planets, are as follows. Major: 0 = conjunction, 60 = sextile, 90 = square, 120 = trine, and 180 = opposition. Minor: 30 = semi-sextile, 45 = semi-square, 72 = quintile, 135 = sesquiquadrate, 144 = biquintile, and 150 = inconjunct, or more properly the quincunx.
Aspects can be either easy or difficult. Of the major aspects, the sextile (60 degrees) and trine (120 degrees) are considered easy or harmonious whereas the square (90 degrees) and opposition (180 degrees) are considered difficult or stressful. The conjunction can be either easy or difficult depending on the nature of the planets involved. A planet involved in difficult aspects is considered “afflicted” since it carries some form of hardship through the difficult aspect.
In the next section, you will find a detailed description of the most significant aspects in your chart. At first reading, the large amount of material in this section may seem a bit overwhelming. Rather than get lost in the details, look for repeated themes that reinforce or clarify the earlier sections of this report.
The aspect descriptions below are arranged in order of “strength,” which is a measure of whether the aspect is major (stronger) or minor (weaker) and how close the planets are to being at exactly the angle specified by the aspect. The closer the aspect is to exact, the stronger its influence is likely to be. However, if the planets involved in the aspect are strongly emphasized in your chart, then even a weak aspect between them can be quite significant.
Sun conjunct Uranus (Strength: 6.50)
Your inventiveness and creative originality will make you shine, and others may seek to emulate your unique abilities. Sun/Uranus aspects increase your zeal, willfulness, independence of thought, revolutionary tendencies, and belief in the value of your own opinions. Others see you as standing for some definite cause, and they tend to accept your authority and follow your leadership. Uranus symbolizes human freedom and humanitarian ideals, and when linked to your Sun, it gives a strong sense of personal liberty and a desire to defend the rights of others. You probably have a dramatic flair and a compelling manner of expressing your ideas. Uranus typically indicates an unconventional and gifted intellect, scientific or technological interests, iconoclasm, and a streak of rebelliousness and eccentricity. An interest in unusual or unexplained phenomena is not uncommon.
You need a career that allows you to march to the beat of your own drum, without undue interference from others. This aspect is frequent in the charts of innovative thinkers, literary figures, scientists, teachers, educators, politicians, statesmen, maverick leaders, rock musicians, civil rights activists, military generals, astronauts, civil servants, and those who pursue unconventional or groundbreaking careers. You are truly a horse of a different color. If this conjunction forms stressful aspects, it suggests the need to seek wise counsel to insure a prudent course of action. Otherwise, at especially critical junctures in your career, you run the risk of shooting yourself in the foot by engaging in precipitous, dictatorial, or stubborn behaviors, based on a foolish sense of pride.
Sun opposite Moon (Strength: 4.44)
Stressful Sun/Moon aspects indicate considerable intellectual ability that is hampered by psychological conflicts in which certain drives within the personality are pitted against one another. While growing up, you may have felt a lack of support or a sense that you somehow did not fit in to your family. In the career arena this can translate into the pursuit of an occupation that does not meet your needs or one that conflicts with what you truly want to do. Because of this rough edge in your personality, others may view you as self-willed, oppositional, contentious, argumentative, or imperious. You tend to feel easily frustrated and may be prone to periods of depression.
Moon square Midheaven (Strength: 4.22)
With the Moon closely aspecting the Midheaven, you feel a need to make emotional contact with others or to meet some public need as part of your career. You are likely to be popular and may achieve public recognition. Your ability to comprehend other people’s feelings can lead to success in fields as varied as politics, psychotherapy, nursing, social work, education, catering, acting, entertaining, popular writing, sales, and public relations. Your empathic and intuitive understanding can make you a fine counselor, healer, psychologist, teacher, psychic, or astrologer. The Moon is also connected with food and drink, shelter, nurturing, childcare, cooking, farming, gardening, milk products, shopkeeping, domestic services, real estate, the land, property, travel, and goods or services that appeal especially to women. You have a good sense of humor and may even have comedic talent. An appreciation of music is also common.
The Gauquelin research found that a prominent Moon was frequent in the charts of authors and politicians but was uncommon in the charts of sports champions. Through its rulership of the sign Cancer, the Moon may indicate a career that caters to public tastes or provides domestic products or services. Through its connection with the Fourth House, the Moon can indicate an interest in meteorology, geology, archeology, ecology, and the study of the earth. You appreciate the value of laying firm foundations and have a strong sense of family, history, and tradition. Whatever work you do, you are likely to find yourself taking care of others or looking after someone or something.
Moon inconjunct Venus (Strength: 3.97)
Moon/Venus contacts indicate popularity, optimism, refinement, and elegance. They lend balance, steadiness, and perspective to your thinking. Your ability to remain calm and collected under pressure can lead to success as a politician, military leader, statesman, filmmaker, entertainer, or athlete. You do well in adversarial or competitive situations because you keep your cool and are able to make the right move at the right time. Your sense of balance, form, and harmony favors any kind of musical or artistic pursuit. You have a knack for perceiving inter-relationships and abstract connections, which may lead to an interest in mathematics, physics, philosophy, musical composition, chess, or similar intellectual pursuits. There is often considerable literary talent. Stressful Moon/Venus aspects suggest that you may suffer through your affections or have unfortunate experiences in associations and partnerships. You may also have a tendency to deal with stress by escaping into self-indulgent behaviors.
Moon opposite Uranus (Strength: 3.87)
Moon/Uranus aspects often indicate musical talent, originality, and technical ability. There may have been something odd or erratic in your emotional life, especially in your relationship with your mother, which has affected your career path. The detachment of Uranus combined with the Moon’s emotionality may manifest as a kind of cool, or even icy, brilliance. Others may view you as revolutionary.
Jupiter square Neptune (Strength: 3.80)
Jupiter square Neptune increases your intuition, idealism, and creative imagination. There is often an interest in art, music, poetry, creative writing, photography, illusion, film, acting, magic, metaphysics, religious life, and spiritual or mystical experiences. You may work in fields related to healing, medicine, nursing, psychology, mental health, or aiding the disadvantaged or oppressed members of society. Psychic ability is common and may be helpful in making investments or other speculative ventures. A fondness for the ocean and things of the sea is common. Your work may involve paints, oils, gases, chemicals, alcohol, narcotics, drugs, medicines, or anything related to the feet. This aspect is often associated with financial success and material comfort. In afflicted charts, however, it can manifest as depression, gambling, risk-taking, escapism, self-destructive tendencies, or the use of addictive or mind-altering substances.
Venus conjunct Jupiter (Strength: 2.68)
Venus/Jupiter contacts indicate popularity, grace of expression, refinement, good taste, artistic or musical ability, and a dramatic disposition. Such traits favor occupations that deal with public taste, art, fashion, or entertainment. There is usually much idealism and an interest in philosophy. Literary talent may be present. This aspect also reveals a liking for fun, exploration, and amorous adventures. Sometimes the individual loves being on Mount Olympus and becomes indolent, self-absorbed, or overly fond of adulation. A strong desire to assume a leadership position can lead to an interest in politics, or in heading some type of movement or organization. With these benefic planets in aspect, you tend to lead a charmed life. The downside is that things may come too easily so that you avoid confronting certain challenges that could help you to grow.
Moon conjunct Ascendant (Strength: 2.30)
The Moon is the Cosmic Mother who is intuitively aware of the needs of her children and seeks to nourish and nurture them. She is linked to the ocean tides, travel, and cyclical changes. A prominent Moon is common in the charts of writers, politicians, and others whose work requires an ability to adapt to or influence the moods and tastes of the public. This is common in charts of those who perform before an audience. You are likely to be sociable, tolerant, flexible, gentle, imaginative, and good-humored. Friends and family are important to your sense of personal identity and self-worth. There is often an interest in domestic matters, real estate, and in careers related to caring for the needs of others (e.g., nursing, the hotel business, the culinary arts, etc.). You are somewhat of a dreamer who is easily distracted and perhaps a bit absent-minded. Unless Earth is strong in your chart, you tend to avoid work that requires meticulous attention to detail. Negatively, a strong Moon can indicate laziness, irresolution, fickleness, and self-indulgence.
Sun conjunct Pluto (Strength: 2.28)
The Sun aspecting Pluto indicates great emotional intensity, the courage of your convictions, and the determination to succeed or assume a position of authority. Pluto is lord of the underworld, and the life becomes a series of deaths and rebirths, at least on a psychological level. Your sense of identity is closely linked to a need for power and control. This is a powerful aspect because it links your sense of self, represented by the Sun, with Pluto’s capacity for both radical transformation and massive destruction. Your work may involve you with matters related to birth, death, sex, power, control, elimination, or rejuvenation. You have a unique capacity to get to the root of things, and you could do well as a researcher, counselor, or psychotherapist. An interest in medicine or healing is common. Psychic ability is commonly indicated.
In the work arena, you must come to terms with a tendency to get into power struggles or angry confrontations with co-workers or with those in authority. If you assume a supervisory position, you must learn to relate to others without being excessively demanding, jealous, biased, or dictatorial. Many with this aspect are drawn to working with crisis situations that bring them into contact with danger and the darker side of human nature (e.g., police work, criminology, psychology, psychiatry, etc.). A talent for managing other people’s money or resources is common. You could also do well in work that involves any type of in-depth investigation. There is often an interest in science and in understanding atomic power and the workings of the universe. In afflicted charts, this can indicate an almost fanatical desire to have others do your bidding. It can also represent an over-reliance on symbolic or actual sexual prowess to shore up your self-esteem. This aspect sometimes reflects emotional vulnerability and childhood insecurities that result in aggressive, paranoid, or antisocial behavior.
Venus trine Midheaven (Strength: 2.00)
Venus closely aspecting the Midheaven suggests that your tact, refinement, culture, gentility, and good taste are reflected in vocational matters. You are likely to be popular and may pursue a type of work that appeals to public tastes. This is sometimes an indication of artistic, musical, poetic, or other creative talent. Through its rulership of Libra, Venus may point to a career involving diplomacy, politics, the law, arbitration, mediation, consulting, counseling, psychology, partnerships, contracts, public relations, art, fashion, design, or decorating. Many with this aspect provide some type of expert service to clients on a one-to-one basis. You are able to see all sides of an issue, negotiate differences, and come to a reasonable compromise. Through its rulership of Taurus, Venus may suggest an occupation related to the beauty or fashion industry, luxury goods, financial management, career counseling, program development, farming, building, or work dedicated to helping people develop their human potentials.
Mars trine Saturn (Strength: 1.88)
Mars favorably aspecting Saturn suggests self-discipline and the ability to concentrate your energies on a desired goal. Mars/Saturn contacts indicate a capacity for hard work, endurance, discipline, and self-denial as a result of having to confront more than average difficulty, hardship, or deprivation during your development. This generally increases your self-reliance so that you are able to work well in situations that call for courage, risk-taking, or dealing with rough or hazardous aspects of life. The orderliness of Saturn tempers the impulsive, assertive energy of Mars and makes it available for productive use. You would benefit from engaging in some form of disciplined physical activity on a regular basis. Many with this aspect enjoy working in the building or construction industry. When used constructively, this energy can be channeled into significant athletic accomplishments, or may lead to success in any field that requires physical exertion or the disciplined use of force. This aspect is common in charts of money managers, chemists, psychologists, inventors, machinists, firefighters, and government workers.
Sun sextile Neptune (Strength: 1.79)
Sun/Neptune aspects indicate an idealistic, visionary, sympathetic, and kindly nature. You are sensitive and compassionate, and open to impressions from intangible levels of reality. There is concern for the plight of others and a desire to be of assistance that can lead to a career in medicine, psychology, or another of the helping professions. Occupations involving education, service, charity, welfare, or social programs that foster the public good are not uncommon. A fondness for animals is often present. You have an active imagination and may have a talent for creative writing, poetry, photography, film, music, dance, drama, acting, or for other forms of artistic expression.
Some with this aspect are highly intuitive and evidence a strong interest in psychology, dreams, the unconscious, mysticism, theology, astrology, prediction, divination, spirituality, psychic phenomena, reincarnation, or the occult. There is often a fondness for swimming, sailing, and other activities related to large bodies of water or the sea.
Mercury opposite Saturn (Strength: 1.49)
Mercury/Saturn aspects indicate intellectual discipline, a serious outlook, great powers of concentration, and a knack for logical reasoning. You study subjects in depth, are not content with superficial understanding, and may prefer to work alone. Mathematical ability and a knack for working with figures are often present. Your work habits are careful, tenacious, methodical, and industrious. You are probably quite organized, hard working, and proficient at dealing with rules, regulations, fine points, and details. Writers with this aspect are usually masters of grammar and style. There is frequently much ambition, self-control, and a willingness to labor hard and long to achieve your goals. Others view you as honest, prudent, and cautious. This aspect is common in the charts of teachers, military leaders, and politicians.
Stressful Mercury/Saturn contacts suggest a lack of self-confidence, an unwillingness to admit mistakes, and a proneness to depression. Children with this aspect sometimes have problems with learning and difficulties in school. You may have suffered hardships in your life that prompt you to feel bitter, cynical, callous, narrow-minded, or hard-hearted toward others. Shyness or social awkwardness is often present, and the tension associated with the aspect commonly manifests as acid indigestion.
Jupiter sesquiquadrate Saturn (Strength: 1.35)
Jupiter aspecting Saturn indicates great perseverance and singleness of purpose in pursuing your goals. Once you make up you mind about what you desire, you go after it with dogged determination. You are capable of fiercely resisting anything that blocks your path. You tend to be industrious and hard working, with a strong sense of duty and a willingness to put in the necessary effort to succeed in your career. Stressful Jupiter/Saturn aspects often indicate that you must overcome a certain amount of dissatisfaction, hardship, anger, disappointment, or depression in order to become successful in life. For those with musical, creative, or literary talent, this melancholic temperament becomes an impetus for their art.
THE SATURN CYCLE: YOUR CAREER PEAKS AND VALLEYS
Our careers undergo cyclic changes that parallel the movement of Saturn through the birth chart. The 29-1/2 year Saturn cycle can be divided into four 7-1/3-year quarter cycles. As Saturn crosses the IC at the bottom of the chart, we begin to ride the wave upward from a period of subjective preoccupation and worldly obscurity to a new cycle of vocational growth. During the first and second quarters, which last just under 15 years, we establish, build, and develop our new career directions. When Saturn then crosses the MC at the top of the chart, we reach a career peak and consolidate our gains. We are now on the downward slope of the wave (the third and fourth quarters of this Saturn cycle). About seven years after Saturn conjoins the MC, we go through another period of intense vocational activity, just as Saturn is crossing into the final quarter, which is a seven-year stretch of relative obscurity, inner reflection and reassessment. We then start a new 29-1/2 year career cycle as Saturn again crosses the IC. The section below gives specific details based on a horoscope cast for your date, time, and place of birth.
In 1940, Grant Lewi published his groundbreaking analysis of Saturn’s influence on career. Saturn takes about 29-1/2 years to complete a journey around the zodiac. During the time when Saturn crosses the 4th house cusp or IC (the “bottommost” or “darkest” point in the horoscope), Lewi noted that people “either fade completely from the picture, or take a new start in life, depending on their age and other considerations” in the chart. This is similar to a New Moon, a time of darkness and new beginnings.
During the period from 1970 to 2050 covered in this report, the approximate dates of Saturn’s passage through CANCER are AUGUST 1973 – JUNE 1976, then JUNE 2003 – JULY 2005, and finally JULY 2032 – MAY 2035. At some point during these years Saturn will cross your IC, marking the end stages of a period of vocational obscurity. Saturn’s passage through the sign at the bottom of your chart SIGNALS A NEW BEGINNING OR A CHANGE OF DIRECTION IN YOUR CAREER.
Astrologer Don Jacobs further elaborated Lewi’s findings. According to Jacobs, the first quarter cycle (the 7-1/3-years when Saturn is traveling through roughly the fourth, fifth, and sixth houses as it approaches a square to the Midheaven) is a time of career “building.” During this first phase we are establishing a new career or laying the foundations for a new direction in our current occupation. Jacobs calls the second quarter cycle (the next 7-1/3-years, beginning when Saturn squares the Midheaven to transit roughly the seventh, eighth, and ninth houses) the period of “triumph” when the efforts of the period of building are starting to pay off.
About 14 1/2 years after crossing the IC or fourth house cusp, Saturn reaches the Midheaven, the “highest” and “brightest” point of the horoscope. This is similar to a Full Moon and marks a peak in our career development. IN YOUR CHART, A CAREER PEAK WILL OCCUR WHEN SATURN PASSES THROUGH CAPRICORN, the sign on your Midheaven. During the period from 1970 to 2050 covered in this report, the approximate dates of Saturn’s passage through CAPRICORN are FEBRUARY 1988 – FEBRUARY 1991, then from DECEMBER 2017 – DECEMBER 2020, and finally JANUARY 2047 – JANUARY 2050. These years are a time of achievement, accomplishment, harvest, recognition, and the assumption of new responsibilities. You reap the rewards of all the work you have done for the past fourteen years. However, if you have cut corners or prepared badly, the time has now come to pay the piper.
After passing the Midheaven, Saturn goes through a roughly 7-1/3-year period when it transits the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth houses (the third quarter cycle) as it approaches a square to the Midheaven. Jacobs calls this the period of “coasting” when we enjoy the fruits of our career success at the Midheaven. The final 7-1/3-year period commences with Saturn’s square to the Midheaven and continues as it transits the first, second, and third houses. Jacobs calls this the period of “obscurity” when we become self-absorbed and directed inward, contemplating our lives and thinking about future possibilities. This subjective, inner period ends when Saturn again crosses the IC and begins a new cycle.
Prominent Chart Factors
THE MOST ACTIVE PLANETS, SIGNS, & HOUSES
The following section lists the most prominent or active planets, points (Ascendant and Midheaven), signs, and houses in your horoscope. Because the houses are determined by the exact time of birth, dominant houses are not calculated for charts with unknown birth times. You naturally tend to express the energy and symbolism of these planets, signs, and houses in most aspects of your life, including your vocation. The rating system used here is based on the number and closeness of the aspects formed by each of the planets and points.
The dominant planets and points (Ascendant, Midheaven) reveal your basic drives and natural aptitudes that can be developed for their career potential. Below are descriptions of the planets and points that are most active in your horoscope.
Moon Dominant (Strength: 54.34)
The Moon symbolizes emotions, moods, and instinctive behaviors. You are likely to be highly intuitive, nurturing, caring, empathic, and sensitive to public moods and tastes. You can profit from your awareness of the needs and desires of the public. You have a strong appreciation of history and of the influence of the past on present and future behavior. You value tradition and may wish to preserve historical treasures for future generations. You also enjoy working with people and could do well in fields that take care of the emotional, physical, or developmental needs of others. You have an intuitive feel for what the public needs or desires.
Teachers, nurses, cooks, midwives, counselors, psychologists, social workers, environmentalists, preservationists, market researchers, healers, psychotherapists, veterinarians, physicians, and personnel workers often have a prominent Moon in their charts. Musical interest and/or ability are frequent. The Moon is connected to the tides and the seas, and you might be interested in a career in the navy or the maritime trades. An active Moon also suggests a fondness for travel and communication. It is also common in the charts of those who deal with the public or whose work appeals especially to women. The Gauquelin research found a strong Moon in charts of politicians and successful writers.
If the Moon forms many stressful aspects, you may suffer from a fear of competition and a tendency toward shyness or emotional dependency. To achieve success, you may need to master an inclination to be overly sensitive to the moods and feelings of others.
Ascendant Dominant (Strength: 45.35)
The Ascendant, the point of the zodiac that is coming up on the eastern horizon at your time of birth, represents how you present yourself to others as a physical and social being. A strong Ascendant emphasizes the need to use the force of your personality, your physical abilities, and your personal attractiveness in the career arena. Most likely you are a doer who enjoys being in the heat of battle, figuratively or literally. Your strong sense of personal identity gives you a charismatic aura that allows you to relate well with others. You enjoy the use of your body and could do well in occupations that require strength, endurance, and physical stamina. Leadership ability, quick responsiveness, and rapid decision-making are common. Typical careers reflected in a prominent Ascendant include athlete, model, actor, costume designer, dancer, leader, pioneer, politician, receptionist, physical therapist, manual laborer – any field that involves physical activity, self-projection, and personable engagement with others. With such an active Ascendant, you should pay special attention to the career implications of your ascending sign.
Sun Dominant (Strength: 43.31)
You believe in yourself and have a strong desire to shine, inspire or uplift others, and illuminate the world around you. The energy and enthusiasm of the Sun can lead to success in competitive sports, entertainment, administration, politics, banking, self-employment, entrepreneurial endeavors, the performing arts, stage, film, fashion, photography, or creative endeavors. An interest in matters related to power, force, combustion, fire, and energy is not uncommon. You like to be in command and may prefer to be your own boss. You are a born leader and can excel in whatever you put your mind to. Celebrities often have a prominent Sun in their charts.
If the Sun is involved in many stressful aspects, you may have a tendency to act in an arrogant or overbearing manner in the workplace. You must learn to practice humility and to avoid any tendency toward obstinate or domineering behavior with others.
THE MOST ACTIVE SIGNS
The signs of the zodiac indicate basic motivations, preferences, attitudes, and reaction patterns. Below is a list of the most active signs in your horoscope in descending order of their dominance in your chart.
Virgo Dominant (Strength: 240.43)
Key Phrases: I analyze, I serve, I examine, I categorize, I discriminate
Virgo tends to be helpful, modest, prudent, analytical, verbal, diligent, fastidious, critical, discerning, service-oriented, and perfectionistic. Individuals with a strong Virgo need to be of service. They make excellent educators, teachers, trainers, writers, researchers, investigators, computer programmers, doctors, nurses, therapists, healers, and health care providers. They also so well at other forms of service, such as the armed forces, police work, firefighting, civil service, repair work, food services, car mechanics, service technicians, and so on. Virgo’s industrious, discriminating, and exacting nature makes them naturals for any kind of systematic, detailed, or methodical work, but also gives a tendency to worry and fuss. They value a job well done and excel at figuring out problems and coming up with creative solutions.
Virgo’s ruler is the mental planet Mercury, which confers excellent reasoning ability, manual dexterity, verbal skill, and communicative ability. Since Virgo is an earth sign, people with an active Virgo tend to be practical, efficient, realistic, no-nonsense, grounded, discriminating, organized, and task-oriented. They are hard workers who get things done, but they are often too shy to take credit for their work, preferring to be second-in-command or the power behind the throne. Typical Virgo occupations include secretary, office manager, dietician, veterinarian, psychiatrist, acupuncturist, analyst, chemist, pharmacist, laboratory worker, carpenter, copy editor, critic, auditor, statistician, mathematician, efficiency expert, bookkeeper, librarian, aide, mental health worker, special education teacher, technician, computer consultant, waiter, dietician, inspector, attendant, and repair or maintenance person.
Aries Dominant (Strength: 234.85)
Key Phrases: I am, I pioneer, I assert, I lead
Aries, the Ram, is adventurous, daring, pioneering, confident, assertive, rash, cocky, and trailblazing. With Aries strong, you are likely to have initiative and leadership ability because of your self-directed, competitive, energetic, headstrong, and dynamic approach to life. Aries, always a doer and shaker, enjoys action, challenge, and physical activity. Aries does well in crisis situations and is often skilled in the management of human resources. People with a prominent Aries are good at starting new projects and motivating others to action, but they are often weak on the follow-through.
The hard-headed mentality of Aries’ ruling planet, Mars, may give an interest in fields such as mechanics, manufacturing, carpentry, munitions, iron work, engineering, inventing, discovering, debating, sales, athletics, police, the military, EMT work, firefighting, surgery, dentistry, medicine, neurology, or fields that require penetration, the use of machines, or the directed use of force. Aries likes to take chances, push the limit, start new projects, work freelance, act courageously, use tools and fire, wield weapons, and engage in rapid motion. People with a strong Aries include explorers, pioneers, initiators, motivators, executives, directors, and entrepreneurs.
Pisces Dominant (Strength: 172.56)
Key Phrases: I believe, I imagine, I commune with the universe
Pisces is imaginative, idealistic, compassionate, adaptable, intuitive, private, artistic, musical, poetic, illusory, spiritual, psychic, and otherworldly. Individuals with Pisces prominent typically like to work alone, quietly, or behind the scenes. They gravitate toward the helping and healing professions and can be found in hospitals, prisons, museums, ashrams, libraries, monasteries, reserves, and other places of solitude, retreat, respite, meditation, prayer, or confinement. They enjoy theoretical speculation and like to ponder the mysteries of the universe. There is frequently an interest in art, music, literature, theater, dance, poetry, creative writing, dreams, illusions, archetypes, mythology, and spirituality.
Pisces is a good listener who has empathy for human suffering. Mystics, visionaries, and magicians commonly have this sign prominent in their charts. Pisces is also connected with work related to water, oil, liquids, gases, chemicals, the feet, or the sea. Typical Piscean occupations include poet, dancer, novelist, designer, photographer, illustrator, artist, musician, painter, physician, nurse, psychologist, psychoanalyst, hypnotist, corrections officer, CIA agent, humanitarian worker, political visionary, clergy, spiritual leader, veterinarian, sailor, bartender, brewer, oil worker, shoemaker, pharmacist, chemist, philosopher, and theoretical scientist.
THE MOST ACTIVE HOUSES
The dominant houses in your horoscope reveal the environments that have special importance for you and the areas of life to which you devote most of your energy. Below is a list of the most active houses in your horoscope in descending order of their dominance in your chart.
Sixth House Dominant (Strength: 475.25)
Much of your energy goes into rendering some type of service that benefits others. You excel at work that requires precision, efficiency, and attention to detail. There is commonly an interest in health care, hygiene, fitness, nutrition, medicines, therapy, counseling, teaching, training, or providing basic needs. You are likely to enjoy arts and crafts and may have a special fondness for taking care of animals. Clerical and computer-related skills are often present, and your work may involve continued learning, writing, reading, or the storage, classification, and retrieval of information. You do especially well at analyzing problems in detail to come up with creative solutions that make things function even better.
Twelfth House Dominant (Strength: 254.59)
You are idealistic, intuitive, philosophical, and spiritually minded — a dreamer who likes to ponder the mysteries of the universe. You value your privacy and may prefer to spend time alone, quietly, or behind the scenes. Work in hospitals, asylums, medical clinics, counseling centers, prisons, welfare agencies, museums, libraries, reserves, conservatories of music, universities, religious retreats, or large institutions is common. You excel at ferreting out secrets and keeping confidences. Musical, poetic, literary, or artistic appreciation and/or talent are common. You have a talent for creating illusion, which could lead to a career that involves creative writing, dance, theater, fashion, design, or illustration. Philosophers, doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, health care providers, the clergy, spiritualists, hypnotists, psychics, magicians, inventors, and theoreticians often have a strong twelfth house.
First House Dominant (Strength: 91.22)
You do well at activities that involve initiative, self-assertion, energetic physical activity, and projecting the force of your personality. With your pioneering spirit, you find it important to be able to speak your mind and do your own thing in vocational endeavors. You have a clear sense of your personal boundaries and you are willing to stand up for your beliefs and your rights as an individual. You tend to relate well to the general public. A prominent first house is common in charts of those who make active use of their bodies in their work — e.g., athletes, models, dancers, gymnasts, boxers, wrestlers, swimmers, golfers, tennis players, rock musicians, manual laborers, carpenters, mechanics, physical education instructors, bodybuilders, personal trainers, martial artists, and so on.
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