Birth Chart Interpretation for
May 10, 1960
Cafe Astrology: Astrology Signs, Horoscopes, Love
INTRODUCTION: NATAL CHART
Astrology/astronomy is the oldest recorded science known to man. Much precious space has been given to recording the appearance, disappearance, and cyclical movements of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in early man’s tedious efforts to communicate his history AND his ideas to future generations. Sumerian cuneiform script on clay tablets dating back over 2,000 years BC had texts correlating time (calendars) to the heavenly bodies. Many tablets also displayed some of the same glyphs and characters that we use today in astrology, while others recorded the close correlation observed between earthly and celestial phenomena.
In the seventh century BC, Assyrian Astrologers became quite sophisticated in predicting eclipses and retrogradation of the planets by observing their movements against the background of the stars and constellations. These observations provided the earliest body of knowledge on which the study of both Astrology and Astronomy are based today. However, this was not the purpose of their observations. The astrologer’s responsibilities were to provide their priests and rulers with favorable and unfavorable times for religious and social activities, and for the affairs of state. As a result of their efforts, a considerable body of knowledge and astrological lore was accumulated and recorded.
Early man gazed at the planets and stars and discovered that their positions in the heavens and their distances from each other were constantly changing, and that those changes formed patterns which were repeated and predictable. He observed that all of nature in his world was directly related to those changes. Confined as he was to a small patch of earth where even boundaries and limits were unknown, it is little wonder that he began to correlate the events in his own life with the cycles of the planets and the stars, and to seek to live in harmony with their changing patterns and with nature.
Today’s man, through the science of Astronomy, uses these same stars to guide him on his personal visits to some of these heavenly bodies. Astronomy also helps modern man to place his own stars (satellites) in the sky. Some of these provide forms of communication which would be as difficult for early man to believe and understand as it seems to be for some Astronomers and others to believe that the ORIGINAL planets can still communicate influences to man today. Since these influences affect only the feelings, and the individual does have free will to make his own decisions, Astrology cannot meet a “scientific test” of “repeated results under controlled conditions”. Neither can religion, for that matter, yet most people believe in some form of religion.
Astrologers have been observing correlations of “As Above, So Below” for centuries, resulting in a tremendous body of knowledge. They are constantly studying, comparing, defining, delineating, and recording these influences and their meanings. Today, sophisticated computers make these tasks easier and the information more reliable. Thanks to the diligence of the ancients for preserving the records and to the enormous capacity of computers to store and sort information, today’s Astrologer can cast a better chart and interpret it more accurately and completely than ever before.
The Natal Chart interpretations are found by computing the astrological data for the date, time, and place of your birth. Your chart is unique in its combination of planetary positions, aspects, and influences. There are literally thousands of variables in the natal chart alone, and each individual will usually have less than a hundred of these variables in his or her chart. We will print all of those which apply to your particular birth time and place, and they are what make you the unique individual that you are. We try to present this information in such a way that you can recognize and interpret the “blueprint” of your own “Personality Profile.”
There will be Delineations that appear to absolutely contradict each other, and there will be some that you cannot believe applies to you at all. Please try to keep an open mind and read the Natal Report all the way through. We will address all these concerns, and more, on the last page.
Astrology is not “fatalism”. “What Is To Be” is not necessarily what WILL be. The individual always has free will to make his/her own choices. Your horoscope reveals the astrological imprints upon your personality at the time of your birth. It has been up to you to decide which influences to accept and which influences to challenge. Personal growth results from those choices. Read the interpretation of your Natal chart and look back on your life. Is this you? Was this you? We think you will be amazed!
Given below is some technical data that your astrological analysis is based on. This data is derived from the date, time, and place of your birth, and is unique in that it applies ONLY to YOU.
SUN 19 Tau 23 NEPTUNE 7 Sco 27
MOON 2 Sco 57 PLUTO 3 Vir 36
MERCURY 10 Tau 32 ASC. 22 Cap 48
VENUS 7 Tau 38 MC 28 Sco 49
MARS 29 Pis 02 2nd CUSP 23 Pis 55
JUPITER 3 Cap 00 3rd CUSP 4 Tau 59
SATURN 18 Cap 18 5th CUSP 16 Gem 20
URANUS 17 Leo 02 6th CUSP 2 Can 38
Tropical Placidus Daylight Savings Time observed
GMT: 01:00:00 Time Zone: 0 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 53 N 20 6 W 15
Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction: 7 Deg 00 Min
Opposition : 7 Deg 00 Min
Square : 7 Deg 00 Min
Trine : 7 Deg 00 Min
Sextile : 5 Deg 00 Min
YOUR ASTROLOGICAL IDENTITY
The sign which the Sun was in when you were born tends to give you your astrological identity. How many times have you heard the question, “What sign are you”? . . . How many times have you had people identify themselves with the statement: “I am a Leo, I am an Aries, I am a Pisces”, etc. . . . Many times for both questions, I am sure.
Practically everyone knows his or her own Sun-sign. You probably have also noticed that most people have heard some simplistic Sun-sign interpretations and they are likely to add, “I am a natural leader–I’m a Leo, you know”; or, “Of course I have a temper, I’m an Aries”; or, “Pisces people are naturally psychic”.
These generalities are sometimes accurate, but not all Leos are leaders, not all Arians have temper tantrums, nor, are all Pisceans especially psychic. Even when these simplistic statements are true, there are many more influences in the Sun-sign of each individual and many other astrological influences that affect that individual’s personality. If astrology were taken no farther than the Sun-sign, it would be telling us that we are like every other person who was born under our particular Sun-sign!
The Sun sign IS perhaps the most important SINGLE factor among the thousands of variables drawn from when setting up the horoscope. Through the sign it occupies at the time of your birth, it colors your personality so strongly that it usually can be recognized throughout your lifetime. It indicates the ways in which you express your basic energy potential and your creative drive to grow and develop as an individual. It is also one of the major factors from which you draw upon to develop your personal identity and self worth.
You have only one Sun-sign, however, and even if it IS the most powerful of all the stellar bodies, its influences are modified by the house in which it is found and by its hemispheric location in the chart. Its relationship to the Natal Moon is also legendary, and warrants special attention in the interpretation process. Even more modifications can be expected from the aspects of the Sun to the other planets and to the Ascendant and Midheaven, from what “Mode” and “Element” it is in, and by the house positions of the sign Leo, which is “ruled” by the Sun. When you take all these things into consideration you can certainly see that there is much, much more to your identity than your Sun-sign.
However, this popular interest in Sun-sign astrology does account for a proliferation of Sun-sign publications, and one can find Sun-sign interpretations and legends in literally hundreds of astrological books and magazines today.
In the following delineation of the Sun-sign in your chart, we have tried to include those influences that are most consistent in the interpretations of the ancients, the masters of astrology, and the teachers of astrology–as well as those of the many gifted researchers and newcomers in astrology today.
SUN IN TAURUS
The Sun is in Taurus from approximately April 20 through May 20. Taurus is the sign of “purposeful determination” and power, ruled by the planet Venus. (I did NOT say “Stubborn”!) Key words are possessions, determination, and practicality. The key phrase for Taurus is “I have”. And, as Taurus is an earth sign, Taureans were born to achieve mastery over physical matter.
Astrologer Llewellyn George writes in the “A to Z Horoscope Maker and Delineator” (Llewellyn Publications, thirty-sixth Printing, 1974): “In Taurus the Sun makes the native self-reliant, determined, persistent, stable, firm, careful and cautious. Taureans fear pain. They seem patient and will wait a long time for their plans to mature; gentle when unprovoked but furious when angered and then headstrong and unyielding; secretive and reserved with latent energy and mental power; practical and constructive. Lovers of nature, art, music, literature and amusement. Are usually capable of becoming psychics, mediums and healers. Make good public servants, officials and splendid executive workers.” (Circa 1908.)
Max Heindel in his book, “The Message of the Stars” (Rosicrucians, 1927), writes: A favorable position for the financial fortunes but it also gives a tendency to extravagance, especially in dress, and makes the person extremely fond of the opposite sex, sometimes with detrimental results. It gives great physical strength and the person loves to show off that people may admire his prowess. Taurus rules the larynx, therefore the Sun in Taurus adds strength to the vocal organs and gives the person a strong, pleasant voice.”
With your Sun in Taurus, you are probably very efficient in practical matters, and your spiritual truth comes from working with the practical aspects of life. You are fond of the good things of life and focus much of your attention on material acquisitions. You love comfort, satisfaction and pleasure. Whatever fulfills these needs will have great value to you. You will make every effort to get it, and once you do, you never want to let it go. You like money–not so much for its own sake, but so that you can enjoy the things it will buy. You appreciate beautiful things, especially those which appeal to the sense of touch. You are fond of good clothing and can be genuinely impressed by the wardrobes of others.
You seek security, both emotional and material. You may resist involvement in a relationship for fear of getting hurt, nevertheless there is likely to always be a significant other in your life. You can be very jealous as a result of your deep inner need for mental and emotional security. You are probably not aware of your inner motives, as self-analysis is usually not that important to you. You have a strong sense of loyalty and may often burden yourself with the griefs and problems of your friends. You are a steadfast and patient friend, capable of tremendous devotion and dedication.
You are endowed with strong willpower and are capable of making plans for years in advance and successfully implementing them. You are likely to be successful in your efforts. You have your own way of doing things, and if others want things to go smoothly, it is wise for them not to interfere with you or attempt to make you over. The ability to follow through and stick with things is one of your greatest assets. Once your course is set, you pursue it tenaciously until it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway you from your purpose. However, you may have to learn to expect less than absolute perfection in the end results, and that reality may not always shape up to your exacting demands.
You have a very practical nature and want to see concrete, tangible results for your efforts. You are not one for spinning wild dreams that are unlikely to come true. Most of your “wild dreams” have to do with material achievements, well-being, and security, for you have a great love of the physical world and you want to experience and enjoy it to the fullest. Though you will work long and persistently, you also have a strong, sensual, comfort-loving side, and you want to enjoy what you have worked for. In fact, you can be a little lazy at times and have a tendency to overindulge in good food and other earthly pleasures. You also love the beauty of the natural world and probably prefer a serene country setting to a more urban life style.
At heart your needs are simple and you are easy to please. You have a strong desire for security and peace, and will rarely make changes unless you are forced to do so. You are not very demanding emotionally, though you do crave lots of physical closeness and affection. Because of your faithfulness and gentle strength, others often depend upon you for support. Though you hate upheaval and sudden changes, you usually maintain your poise and equanimity. You also have an innate sense of harmonizing with nature, allowing things to grow and unfold in their own time. You have the patience to nurture something into being–be it a garden, a child, or some creative project. You make an excellent mother or father, especially if you follow your instincts more often than those of the “experts”.
Taureans are often referred to as being “bull-headed” or stubborn. If you recognize this personality trait in yourself, you need to learn to be more flexible and less rigid. This characteristic could also cause you to find yourself reluctant to risk changes from what you feel is your only safe, predictable routine. Open your mind to new ideas, expand upon your imagination, broaden your horizons and risk some speculations. New just MIGHT be better.
YOUR RISING SIGN
It would be impossible to even estimate the number of individuals who share your Sun sign, but just the opposite is true for your Rising sign. Only those who were born at the same geographic location and at the same exact moment of time could share the same precise second, minute, and degree of the sign upon your Ascendant. A difference in birth time of even a few minutes and/or a few degrees of latitude or longitude can alter the signs upon the houses and the locations of planets within the houses.
The horoscope is a circle, and the whole is made up of its many parts. The well-known Swiss psychoanalyst, Dr. Carl Jung, coined the term, “Synchronicity”, for life within the horoscope. Under that concept, the Rising sign represents the beginning of the natal chart as birth represents the beginning of life–the first part of synchronization. Like the horoscope, life is also a circle whose whole is made up of its many parts. Unlike the familiar TV beer commercial, however, we DO “Go around” more than once, and it CAN “Get better than this”.
Astrology, by way of the horoscope, symbolically divides life into twelve general areas called houses. There is a sign of the Zodiac upon the cusp (beginning) of each house. Your rising sign (Ascendant) is on the cusp of your first house, and signs upon the rest of the houses are determined progressively from that sign which was rising on the eastern horizon at the exact time and place of your birth. This makes your horoscope as individual and unique to your personal identity as are your fingerprints.
Some astrologers refer to the interpretation of the rising sign as the Mask we show the world–our public image. It is that part of our personality that we feel safe in allowing others to see. It may also disguise those facets of ourselves that we would prefer to keep to ourselves. Consequently, the delineation of influences from your rising sign could very well be descriptions of the way other people see you, though not necessarily the way you see yourself. It is certainly not the whole you or the ONLY you, but it could provide you with a valuable source of insight for enhancing your own self-awareness.
As you read the delineations of your chart, remember we are painting a composite portrait of your personality as revealed by the most prominent astrological influences in force at the moment of your birth. However, for each year of your life, the Sun has touched each point in your chart again. The Moon does this every twenty-eight days: Saturn, every twenty-eight to thirty-one years–and so with all the planets and parts within their own time circle. The ways in which you have dealt with the stresses and supports of your birth imprints and the subsequent aspects applied to your circle of life up to now will help to explain the person you are today.
Some delineations of specific aspects may appear to contradict others in your chart. Actually, there are no contradictions in Astrology–at least no more than there are in the human psyche. We are seeking a blend. It is in the interpretation of the whole chart and its application to the circle of your life that we begin to appreciate Dr. Jung’s word, “Synchronicity”.
Directly following your Rising sign we will interpret the influences of the signs on the houses (two through twelve) in your Natal chart. These signs are a natural progression from the Ascendant according to the house system used. We use the “Placidus” house system in our work. With this system some houses could enclose a complete sign, and there could be the same sign on two houses, but since it allows for the curvature of the earth, we believe it places the coordinates most accurately to the east and west in both hemispheres.
The personality of the individual with Capricorn rising can be one of the most intriguing of any other in the Zodiac because of its very depth and complexity. The symbol of Capricorn is the mountain goat, which takes one sure-footed step at a time and reaches the top of the mountain in his own sweet time. Capricorn is ruled by the Planet Saturn, the “Great Malefic”. The ancients believed Saturn was the Planet of bad luck, but modern Astrology sees its influences as more disciplinary, indicating areas of stability, determination, and practicality–teaching through experience. It also manifests spiritual qualities on the earth plane. Capricorn is an Earth sign in the Cardinal mode, bestowing earthy sensitivity.
To others you seem mature, serious, quiet, and emotionally detached. They see qualities of solidarity, security, caution, and reliability. You may always appear poised and in control, for you do hate to show any weakness or vulnerability. You dislike sloppy sentimentality and won’t openly display your feelings, especially the softer ones. Others also see stability and determination in your personality.
You can be extremely serious, and find it difficult to take matters lightly. You may exhibit a stoic demeanor to the world, especially if you feel pain or unfulfilled needs. You may actually be dying for someone to see behind this facade, even when you appear most judgmental, cool and aloof.
Some people may be in awe of you, for you were born with the sense that you are destined for something important. You want your life to count for something. You may procrastinate, for you have a strong perfectionist quality, and may want to wait until the “time is just right”. You feel safest when you are in total control, and may have difficulty in trusting others. You may have an unreasonable fear of failure.
You are likely to be considered for vocations and professions which demand the ultimate in responsibility, since you display such a gravity and seriousness of demeanor to the world. You have the “workaholic” tendency and work best under pressure. Your constant need to prove yourself can motivate you to excel in almost anything you set out to do. You need to set realistic goals for yourself, learn to accept less than perfection, and to work at your tendency to procrastinate. Ease up on yourself a little, and there can truly be no limits to your achievements.
You could seem “stand-offish” to others. You may have difficulty understanding why anyone would love you, and could set up constant tests for others to prove their affection for you. This could make fulfilling relationships difficult to come by and, here again, you need to learn to ease up on yourself and others too. You crave intimacy, but fear of rejection can be stronger, and you may act especially cool and aloof just at the time when you crave love and affection the most. You must learn to take care of yourself in a healthy emotional way by learning self-love and acceptance. Loosen-up and lighten-up on yourself and make time for a little fun in your life.
Life seems to get better as you get older. You may have just held back until you are ready to fulfill your ultimate destiny. Choices are important for you, especially the letting go of judgments of “rights and wrongs”. Learning to live and let live will propel you to the top of the mountain. You are to be relied upon, depended upon, and respected.
PISCES ON 2ND HOUSE–The mystical sign of Pisces is ruled by Neptune, planet of mystery and confusion–or imagination and inspiration. On the second house of money, worth, and finances, it can indicate money coming from unusual efforts and occupations. You will be drawn toward work in the people-helping-people category, possibly through hospitals, or other human services organizations.
TAURUS ON 3RD HOUSE–The third house deals with the thinking mind, communications, study, travel, and writing. When Taurus, ruled by Venus, is on this house cusp, it indicates a sociable and charming manner, love of the arts, diplomacy, and negotiating skills. You are likely to be the peacemaker. You will probably love to study, to travel, and to meet new people–mailing postcards from every stop. You could be over-indulgent to loved ones. You may not be motivated to physical activities in the areas of “chores” that need to be done. You should watch out for a tendency to keep the peace at any price, especially if it compromises your principles.
TAURUS ON 4TH HOUSE–Taurus is ruled by Venus, planet of the arts, aesthetics, love, etc. On the fourth house of home and domesticity it influences you to make the home environment as pleasant and as secure as possible. You will want to own your home, and may even conduct a business from there. You will entertain at home, and the home will provide a strong emotional base of operations for all that you do.
GEMINI ON 5TH HOUSE–Gemini, ruled by Mercury on the fifth house of love, sex, romance, children and (other) entertainment, can give you the intellectual approach to these fifth house affairs. Children are likely to be intelligent, and the Gemini influences can provide some duality in all the other affairs of the house.
CANCER ON 6TH HOUSE–Cancer is ruled by the Moon. When found on the sixth house of work, service, and health the influences they provide will all have an emotional overtone. You will be caring and sincere in all approaches to work and service, but you could also be prone to emotional disorders and burnout. You may need to watch out for tendencies to hypochondria.
CANCER ON 7TH HOUSE–The Moon rules Cancer on this seventh house of marriage, relationships, and other partnerships. You are strongly attached emotionally to your spouse and/or partners. However, partners are likely to be emotionally dependent upon you, which can sometimes be burdensome. You can also be emotional about public relations and dear friends.
VIRGO ON 8TH HOUSE–Mercury, sign of communications and intellect is ruler of the sign Virgo. On the eighth house of Death, insurance, inheritance, and other people’s money, the combined influences of Virgo and Mercury gives an intellectual, orderly, and detailed approach to the affairs of the house. You are likely to prepare ahead of time for all eventualities, and will be exact and precise in dealing with the eighth house affairs.
SCORPIO ON 9TH HOUSE–The strong, sensitive sign of Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the planet of hidden matters, intense feelings, and regeneration. The ninth house deals with philosophy, religion, higher mind, travel, and education. The affairs of the ninth house can be blown out of proportion with the influences of Pluto-Scorpio combinations. These will be approached with extreme intensity and you may need to learn how to lighten up.
SCORPIO ON 10TH HOUSE–Scorpio is ruled by Pluto. When it is on the tenth house of career, honor, profession, and vocation it can provide an intensely passionate drive for success. Since Pluto is also the planet of regeneration, you could be interested in careers that involve healing of mankind. You also might become involved with environmental issues regarding regeneration of the earth.
SAGITTARIUS ON 11TH HOUSE–Jupiter rules Sagittarius on this eleventh house of friends, goals, and love received. You will be drawn to the type of friends who are idealistic, yet practical. You are likely to seek group activities relating to philosophy and other subjects for the higher mind. You will be able to give love, as well as receive it.
CAPRICORN ON 12TH HOUSE–Saturn, planet of order and discipline, rules Capricorn. With this sign on the twelfth house of limitations and the subconscious, the result can cause subconscious fears and add to the limitations. However, if you can bring forth the subconscious to the conscious, this can be an extremely powerful asset. It would certainly bolster your self-confidence if you could discipline and “order” your intuition and sub-conscious thoughts!
THE PLANETS: POSITIONS AND ASPECTS
Astrology recognizes ten major “heavenly bodies” in the Universe that radiate various influences toward earth, and thus manifest themselves in the lives and affairs of mankind. The Sun and the Moon influences are most recognizable because some of them are visible and tactile, such as light and heat. They also provide the base for mankind’s calculation of time–the calendar and the clock. Influences distributed by the other eight planets may be less visible and more subtle, but not less real.
These emanations are constant, but the intensity of their influences can be tempered by the sign they are in, the house of your chart in which they are located, and by their angular aspects to each other. We touched upon this in the introduction to the Ascendant when we also introduced the term “synchronicity”. In the following pages we will print the individual interpretations of each planet in your chart with respect to the sign it is in, and its house position.
Following that we will print the interpretation of the planetary aspects to each other. Aspects are specific angles between two or more planets that have been found to modify the influences bestowed. Technically, every angle between planets creates an aspect, but some angles are more significant than others.
Astrology divides these aspects into “Major” and “Minor” categories. Minor aspects are used primarily in astrological research and for very precisely directed work, so we stick to the Major aspects in our general work. The major aspects are: Conjunction (same degree), Sextile (60 degrees), Square (90 degrees), Trine (120 degrees), and Opposition (180 degrees). Don’t worry that some of these individual interpretations may seem to conflict with others. We look at the whole person, and the separate parts can modify, reinforce, or nullify each other.
We have pulled all this data together for you as it is displayed in your birth chart. This whole configuration can not be repeated or duplicated during your lifetime. Although the earth in its rotation around the Sun each year goes through all the twelve sign constellations and returns the Sun to its natal position, it takes Neptune 165 years and Pluto 248 years to complete their orbits. The planets are constantly moving their positions throughout the universe so that it is not possible for all the planetary positions and aspects to repeat themselves in your lifetime.
That leaves it up to us as individuals to deal with those influences imprinted upon us at birth and revealed through the horoscope. It is our hope, through astrology, that we may explain what those influences are and thus understand ourselves better. We have free will to make choices–choices which can affect those birth imprints in positive or negative ways. Probably no one of us will ever fulfill the “promises” of the natal chart in our lifetime, but hopefully, knowing what the influences are could help us to make some better choices.
PLANETARY SIGN AND HOUSE POSITIONS:
The following planetary sign and house positions are determined by YOUR birth data. There are 384 variations of these positions, as well as many other variables, but only 25 of them apply to each individual. The possibility of another person having the same combination of positions is practically non-existent.
The Sun and the Moon are known as the “Lights” and are not planets in the technical sense of the word. However, they are the most visible and perhaps more influential in affecting man’s awareness than all of the other heavenly bodies put together. The blend of the Sun-Moon influences, from the signs they are in, and whether they are in aspect or not, are extremely significant to the personality profile of the new life. The relationship of the Sun and Moon to each other by their position, sign, and aspect and their relationship to the Ascendant can sometimes provide us with an extremely accurate mini-interpretation of the chart. The interpretation of your Sun-Moon combination is printed next. Study it carefully–as well as the next three Sun and Moon sign delineations.
TAURUS SUN AND SCORPIO MOON–These are Fixed signs in opposition to each other. This combination of signs conveys “passionate stubbornness”, meaning headstrong and self-willed. Your opinions are fixed and your nature is stubborn. Possessions will be held secure and locked away while new worlds are sought. There will be an emotional intensity in all that you do, along with a restlessness that drives you. You may not know what you want, but you will keep working for it. You are artistic and sensual and can achieve much with all this power. You are loyal and persistent and could do well in sales. Part of the restlessness could be a yearning for spiritual understanding. Seek answers through prayer and meditation.
SUN IN THE THIRD HOUSE–The Sun in the houses represents the departments of life most strongly affected by individual will and power potential. Your Sun in the third house shows a strong drive to achieve distinction through intellectual brilliance and mental accomplishments. You may have a scientific approach with an urge to know and understand the inner workings of life’s processes. You are eager to investigate new things and explore all the possibilities in areas where you function. You will also want to travel. It is important for you to be able to express yourself and communicate your ideas clearly. You need to watch for tendencies toward intellectual arrogance or snobbery, and be careful not to force your ideas on others.
MOON IN SCORPIO–In mythology the Moon is always female–as the Sun is always male. In most ancient religions and cults, the Moon represents the female force which reflects the male force of the Sun. In astrology, “she” bestows her indiscriminative influences upon both male and female alike, though each sex might respond to the influences in different ways. The Moon in the signs indicates the emotional responses to life’s situations. It determines how you are likely to react to external influences and to the actions of others.
In Scorpio it indicates strong, biased emotions based on willful desire. The inclination toward brooding can be a serious character trait which is usually present in persons with this sign, and you need to avoid allowing yourself to harbor negative feelings. This is not an easy sign to live with, but when self is conquered you can find that no sacrifice is too great to achieve a worthwhile objective. Scorpio is a dual sign in which man’s higher instincts are striving to rise above his baser desires.
You do nothing half-way. The emotional Moon is totally indentured to support what your intellect is convinced is true. You will let nothing or no one stand in your way of accomplishing that which you set out to do. Because of this determination and drive you can accomplish just about anything you wish. You do need to be extra careful that your goals are worthwhile and positive.
Your romantic and sexual drives are strong and demanding. You are not the shy one, and will certainly let them be known. Relationships are important to you, but you will tend to dominate them–at least to want them on your own terms. You will contribute much: AND expect much in return.
At some point in your life there is likely to be a drastic change in the way you see things. Your focus will change from personal interests and desires to world vision. You have much to give the world. Your power to make changes are enormous, possibly through politics and statesmanship. You will not be swayed. Selfish desires, stubbornness, and the wish to control can be turned into a positive drive to accomplish good deeds. You are likely to be significant in some way of making the world a better place.
MOON IN THE EIGHTH HOUSE–The Moon in the houses indicates the areas of daily activity through which your feelings are manifested, and gives clues to the type of activity on the domestic scene. In the Eighth House it often gives a strong psychic sensitivity and intense emotional reactions to unseen forces. You may have a strong interest in spiritualism. You are concerned with financial affairs, such as inheritance, insurance, and taxes, which are likely to be affected through marriage and partnerships. You are probably very sensual in your domestic scene activities. You need to cultivate positive spiritual practices.
MERCURY IN TAURUS–Mercury in the signs gives clues to the kinds of concerns that occupy your mind, and reveals your psychological approach to making decisions and conveying your ideas to others. In Taurus, it bestows much practical common sense. This gives you a great power of concentration so that you are able to ignore that with which you don’t want to be bothered. If carried too far, however, this could make you blind to things you should recognize for your own good, as well as add mental stubbornness. You dislike argument and disharmony, but will fight to protect your security and financial interests. You are likely to posses the mental ability to convey your ideas through artistic directions and art forms.
MERCURY IN THE THIRD HOUSE–Mercury in the houses deals with the practical affairs that occupy your mind, and shows what areas of activity will be influenced by your thoughts and communications. In the Third House, the mind is inclined to investigate whatever tends to increase your consciousness and broaden your understanding–reading, study, speaking, teaching, lectures, literature, new thought, science, news. It should enhance successful travels, mental development, and matters of correspondence.
VENUS IN TAURUS–Venus in the signs indicates how you express your emotions in personal relationships, and your attitudes toward money, personal possessions, creature comforts, and social and aesthetic values. Venus is the ruler of Taurus, making her influences very strong here. Stability in love and emotional security are important to you. You are loyal to those you love, but you can be possessive and jealous if your emotional security should be threatened. You like physical contact with your loved one, but are sensual in a passive way–you prefer to attract rather than to pursue. You love comfort, luxury, beautiful surroundings, good food, and opulence in general; consequently, the money that makes these things possible is extremely important to you. Personal beauty is also important to you and you will try to make yourself as attractive and youthful as possible. You feel a kinship with the earth, and enjoy the material things thereof. You have a deep appreciation for all things beautiful and artistic.
VENUS IN THE THIRD HOUSE–Venus in the houses indicate how you express the Venus attitudes in the various areas of your life. In the third house it emphasizes an intellectual interest in artistic and cultural pursuits. This is also a pleasant Venus position for relations with neighbors and friends, short journeys, social activities, and correspondence. You are likely to have a special love for literature and poetry. You will communicate harmoniously, through both speech and writing, especially beautiful love letters and romantic poems.
MARS IN PISCES–Mars, planet of energy and action, provides information about your characteristic modes of action and type of ambition. In Pisces there is a tendency to delay action, and all decisions can be tempered by the mystery of the subconscious mind. You may tend to act basically from your emotions, and the ambitions are likely to be drawn toward the human services kinds of work. You will probably be most comfortable working in large institutions such as hospitals.
MARS IN THE SECOND HOUSE–Mars in the houses indicates the areas of life in which you express your actions and desires; and where you need to use energy and initiative in order to get results. In the second house it deals with financial gain and material goods, and how you may earn them. Mars is action, and the profession is likely to require competition, physical activity, discipline, and the related skills. You are likely to have good earning powers, but need to watch tendencies toward extravagance. You like to make money and you like to spend it. You are competitive in business and finance and will fight to protect your personal property. You are attracted to your own business which is likely to have mechanical aspects; or to sports which involve personal competition, such as golf or tennis.
JUPITER IN CAPRICORN–Jupiter in the signs indicates your ethical, religious, and philosophical standards and beliefs, and how you may express these interests. In Capricorn, it bestows the rather traditional, conservative values concerning religion, politics, education, and moral conduct. You have a strong drive for power and status and have the ambition, patience, and managerial ability to attain great wealth. You will exercise prudence, caution, and mature judgment, but may be lacking in imagination, creativity, and the ability to innovate. Avoid a self-serving attitude, and remember that others may be led more easily than driven.
JUPITER IN THE TWELFTH HOUSE–Jupiter in the houses indicates the departments of life and the types of activity through which you express your philosophical, educational and religious ideas. In the twelfth house it encourages an inner spiritual search. Deep intuition and a great degree of mysticism will guide your interests, which you will pursue through meditation and introspective study in seclusion. Be always aware of your true spiritual Source, and beware of negative psychic influences. You have much sympathy for those in need, and will derive deep satisfaction from helping others. You have the Source for much creative work and productivity in your hidden powers when they are positively applied. Avoid flights of fancy and the use of alcohol and drugs.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN–Saturn in the signs indicates the ways in which you must accept responsibility and develop maturity and discipline. In Capricorn, there can be strong ambitions for worldly power, status, and authority. You feel compelled to achieve in your career, and mainly for very practical reasons. You probably began the struggle early in life, and you know that success has its price. You are a good organizer, are able to accept and carry out orders, and expect the same from those who may work for you. When you reach the top (and you probably will) you will seek to help others–to help themselves. You probably have a strong sense of family pride and honor, expecting and probably receiving respect from your community. You should avoid letting your desire for status get out of hand, as well as a tendency to get rigid in your attitudes and beliefs.
SATURN IN THE TWELFTH HOUSE–Saturn in the houses indicates the areas of life in which we must learn to act with discipline and to express practical ambition through maturity. When it is in the twelfth house, the focus will be behind the scenes. You have great intuitive and psychic depths, and need much meditation and seclusion for spiritual guidance. Your place is in caring for others, and the profession is likely to be in hospitals, or other large institutions–perhaps for the mentally ill. You will have the support of influential people in your chosen profession. Your karma of the past is close to your consciousness, and you will operate often on “automatic pilot”. Know from Whence these gifts come, and do not allow self-centeredness to enter in.
URANUS IN LEO–Uranus in the signs indicates the ways in which you express your urge for freedom and individuality, and how you establish your link with the Universal Mind. In the sign Leo, freedom in the areas of love and romance is indicated. Your ideas about courtship and sex may be untraditional and you are likely to believe in free love. You are likely to have strong willpower and creativity in arts and sciences, and good leadership abilities. In most areas of your life, you prefer to create your own standards, and rebellion can be painful. You may insist on having your own way, but you need to learn and practice the art of compromise.
URANUS IN THE SEVENTH HOUSE–The house position of Uranus indicates the type of activity through which you express your urge toward individuality and freedom. In seven, this applies to the desire for freedom in marriage, relationships, and partnerships. Your extreme need for independence could stand in the way of long commitments. Relationships range from extremely close friends to impersonal, superficial acquaintances subject to rapid turnover. The marriage partner can be either unusually brilliant or eccentric, and at times you may resent your spouse, whichever the extreme. You need to learn to control your tendencies toward sudden changes in mood, opinion, and attitude, which can be caused from your feelings of disorientation. Avoid alcohol and other drugs.
NEPTUNE IN SCORPIO–Neptune in the signs manifests more historical and generational influences than personal. It indicates the kind of cultural expression shown by the imaginative and creative faculties of mankind over a given period of time. Your personal responses to Neptune in Scorpio are likely to be in sexual areas and psychological areas of escape. Drug abuse is strongly indicated, and spiritual regeneration will be forced upon you.
NEPTUNE IN THE NINTH HOUSE–Neptune in the houses indicates how you express your mystical potential, and may reveal some of the karma produced by your past actions. Since the ninth house focuses on religion, the influences of Neptune are very strong here. Positive spirituality can be powerful and prophetic vision is possible. The interest will surely be in the mystical forms of religion, and much seeking through study, prayer, and meditation may be necessary for you to find what is right for you. Beware of cultism and negative influences. Take care to distinguish the real spiritual teachers from the false, and do not fall victim to your own spiritual pride. You are especially vulnerable to the influences of alcohol and other drugs.
PLUTO IN VIRGO–Pluto in the signs is also historical and generational, but on the personal level it indicates permanent change. In Virgo it deals with work, health, and practical application of technology. The areas of sex, drugs, and health are indicated as most likely areas for permanent change in your life.
PLUTO IN THE SEVENTH HOUSE–The house position of Pluto shows in which departments of life you need to exercise conscious creative willpower to regenerate your self and (possibly) your surroundings. In the seventh house, it indicates people whose lives are drastically altered by marriage, partnerships, and dealings with others. You are likely to attract a partner who is strong-willed and domineering and against whom you are likely to rebel. You may have deep insight into the thoughts of others, and need to seek spiritual guidance for appropriate uses of this gift. You need to learn a balance between responsibility and initiative.
Following are the interpretations of the planetary aspects to each other. Aspects are angular relationships between two or more planets that have been found to modify the influences bestowed. Significant angles are: Conjunction (same degree), Sextile (60 degrees), Square (90 degrees), Trine (120 degrees), and Opposition (180 degrees). Don’t worry that some of these individual interpretations seem to conflict. Remember–we look at the whole person, and the separate parts can modify, reinforce, or nullify each other.
SUN CONJUNCT MERCURY–This conjunction gives energy and willpower to thoughts. You have lots of mental stamina and creativity in ideas, work, and friendships. You are likely to enforce your ideas and decisions with willpower. The risk here, with all this mental power, is objectivity. It is difficult to see yourself as others see you, and your personal self-conception makes it difficult to differentiate between mind and ego. You need to practice getting self out of the way (ego) and letting your energetic mind solve the problems and make the decisions.
SUN SQUARE URANUS–This square can cause willfulness and self-importance. Nervous tension could produce some erratic behavior and unwise actions. Your intense desire for freedom at any cost can cause friction among friends and followers, and could threaten what it has taken you a long time to build up. You are a leader, especially in the areas of the brotherhood of mankind. You have much originality, but may find yourself lacking in perseverance necessary to carrying out your plans. Friendships can be your strengths with this aspect, and you need to heed your friends’ advice. Don’t let your pride blind you to reality, and do try to curb your impatience.
SUN TRINE SATURN–This aspect bestows good organizational ability and powers of concentration. You are likely to have a conservative disposition, honest and practical. You don’t like to waste resources or efforts, and will exercise discipline to reach your objectives. You are very patient and do not like to take chances.
SUN TRINE THE NORTH NODE–This aspect confers leadership ability and indicates public favor and popularity. It offers the ability to exercise your will and express yourself in harmony with the prevailing social attitudes and institutions.
SUN TRINE THE ASCENDANT–This aspect of the Sun gives you will-power and energy. The influence of the Sun on the Ascendant helps harmonize your relationships. It bestows a self-confidence, optimism, and an optimistic disposition.
MOON CONJUNCT NEPTUNE–This aspect bestows a vivid imagination and inspiration to music and the arts. You are very much in tune to the vibrations around you and to what others are thinking. This intuition can cause you to be too easily influenced if you are not constantly aware. This sign almost provides an open door to the psychic world, but you need to be cautious about occult experiences. Fantasies and the wrong kind of influences are also free to come and go through that door. Spiritual guidance is indicated here.
MOON OPPOSITE VENUS–This aspect brings the two most emotional heavenly bodies in opposition to each other. The tendencies are likely to be toward self-indulgence and self-pity. These are the two enemies you must fight. The key is to sublimate the material needs and desires and concentrate on more universal aspirations–like the good of mankind. You need to beware of sexual excess, as well as overindulgence in sweets and carbohydrates. You could feel unloved and ugly, but don’t let that become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Use the aspect in a positive way.
MOON SEXTILE JUPITER–This aspect gives you a strong imagination which can be practically applied in business and domestic activities. It provides a cheerful, optimistic disposition, with strong sympathy for others. Your fondness for people, with your honesty and integrity, may lead you into real estate sales, or products used in the home. Your domestic interests may influence you to use the home as a place of business. You will have a strong insight into what makes the domestic scene comfortable.
MOON SEXTILE PLUTO–With this sextile you are much aware that “thoughts are things”. The aspect allows you to use your will constructively and guide your imagination toward regeneration of both your practical affairs and your emotional life. You can throw away old emotional habits and initiate new ones, as well as rid yourself of useless possessions. This can improve and renew your stamina and health. Know from Whence these gifts come, and use them wisely, for you have the power to regenerate others as well.
MERCURY CONJUNCT VENUS–This aspect could produce literary talent and poetic ability. You are diplomatic when dealing with others as you want beauty, balance, and harmony. Your mental endeavors could be carried out through partnerships, and you are likely to earn money within a corporate (cooperative) structure. You desire, most of all, to communicate love and good will.
MERCURY OPPOSITE NEPTUNE–You are sensitive to other people’s thoughts and motivations through an unconscious telepathy. This could lead to deceitful practices by attempts at subtle telepathic outmaneuvering. It is difficult for you to shut off environmental influences and hard to control your imagination. You have so many unconscious messages at times that it is hard to concentrate on reality and responsibilities. You need to practice openness and straightforwardness. It is not that you mean to deceive, but your intuitions are strong and not always accurate. Cultivate communications with the spiritual source and seek positive guidance for these gifts.
MERCURY SQUARE URANUS–This square can give you a nervous disposition and some impractical ideas. Squares are obstacles to progress, and this one can cause confusion in your thinking. You won’t want to listen to sound advice, and are likely to jump to conclusions. You may make snap judgments from unrealistic ideas without basic experience to make good decisions. On the positive side, the aspect can provide exceptional insight. You need to learn to overcome your mental obstinacy and to practice patience. If you can learn to curb your impulsiveness, this square can be turned around so that the insight provided can be a real asset.
MERCURY TRINE PLUTO–This trine gives you the ability to get to the bottom of things. You have good powers of concentration and can use your willpower intelligently, giving you the ability to increase your mental abilities and improve your mind in the areas of communication. You probably like mystery stories, and could write them as well. You have a sensitivity to nuclear science, but this can also be interpreted as an interest in the occult.
VENUS OPPOSITE NEPTUNE–This aspect indicates that emotions and affections can be strongly influenced by unconscious forces. Unconscious desires can cause wishful thinking and distorted perceptions of reality. In matters of artistic creativity, money, social life, and especially marriage you can sometimes be your own worst enemy. There is the risk of self-indulgence leading you astray into unhealthy, exotic pleasures such as alcohol, sex, and/or drugs. Such indulgence could limit the opportunities for healthy expression, and deplete the finances. There are possibilities of scandal relating to secret love affairs or other alliances, with the risk of practicing or being the victim of subtle sexual seductions. This aspect can cause divorce by gradually undermining a marriage. The key words here are self-honesty and awareness. As with all Neptune aspects, spiritual guidance is crucial.
VENUS TRINE JUPITER–This trine should give you a happy, optimistic, sociable disposition. It favors success in music and the arts. You should find harmony in domestic and marital affairs. You probably have a pleasing voice and potential to be an excellent singer. Perhaps the greatest gift of this aspect is the ability to spread joy to others. You have much sympathy for the unfortunate. You have good control of the social graces, and are good company. Know from whence these gifts came, and don’t give way to indolence and lazy living.
VENUS TRINE PLUTO–This trine gives you an intense emotional nature which is capable of the highest form of love. It could mean a spiritual regeneration through love. You are romantic, but in a powerful, positive way. You are almost sure to have a strong sex drive, and need to be able to channel it into positive directions. When you do meet your “true love”, it will seem like it was “predestined”. Wow!
MARS OPPOSITE NODE–This aspect can cause you to feel out of step with the standards of society. It could cause you to denounce society and act as a loner.
MARS SQUARE JUPITER–Squares provide obstacles or stepping-stones to growth, depending on how we deal with their influences–and this one is difficult. It pits two of the most motivating forces against each other: the active forces of our base desires (Mars) squared off against the philosophical urges of our higher self (Jupiter). And both planets encourage expression of their influences in grandiose ways. There is the tendency to justify aggressive tendencies by engaging in them through some socially acceptable “holy” crusade. You are likely to be restless for constant activity, finding it very difficult to relax. The lesson to be learned is serenity. Avoid hypocrisy, seeking through prayer and meditation to reinforce the Jupiter influences toward a higher spiritual level.
MARS TRINE THE MIDHEAVEN–This configuration strengthens your ambition and determination to rise to prominence in your career. You are energetic and hardworking in your chosen fields. You are likely to earn the means to provide a good domestic environment for you and your family.
JUPITER TRINE PLUTO–This trine bestows upon you vast physical and psychological powers of regeneration for both yourself and others. It is easy to strengthen your spiritual life with your enormous willpower. Yours could be the faith that “moves mountains”. The aspect gives you the ability to focus your concentration through meditation which can produce the power to express your spiritual inspirations in material ways. You have deep insight, which you need to develop through positive spiritual guidance. You will be able to change your life and the lives of those around you for the better.
JUPITER SEXTILE NEPTUNE–This aspect bestows a kind and mystical disposition. You have a vivid and active imagination which can express itself best through religion, philosophy and art. You could be sentimental to the point of gush. You will reach out to help those less fortunate and will be lucky in emotional efforts. You will need to practice discipline and seek positive spiritual guidance.
SATURN CONJUNCT THE ASCENDANT–This conjunction indicates reliability and a strong sense of responsibility. This may cause you to appear cool and reserved to others, while, in reality, you may tend to be a little shy. However, you can be counted on when there is real work to be done.
SATURN TRINE THE NORTH NODE–This configuration can make you appear to be a little old-fashioned, since you are likely to be careful and conservative in social, moral, and business behavior. It is good for working in established institutions and for gaining support from conservative members of society.
NEPTUNE SEXTILE PLUTO–This aspect has more general and historical connotations than personal, but in the personal interpretation it indicates unusual occult, intuitive, scientific, and aesthetic abilities. It could generate sudden and secret changes. You need to concentrate on the positive occult powers.
PLUTO SQUARE THE MIDHEAVEN–This square gives you a desire to change existing conditions, especially in the areas of employment. Although you may be right, your attitude can, understandably, get you in trouble with employers. You have a revolutionary outlook, and need to realize that much of it stems from a desire for change just for the sake of change. The lesson here is acceptance. Develop patience and cooperation.
INTERPRETATION, PERSONALITY PROFILE
Getting together all the information that makes up the face of your chart has primarily been mathematical and scientific–in a word, technical. The computer has used the date, time, and place of your birth to select and print out the interpretations of your Sun-sign, your Rising Sign (Ascendant), the Signs on the Houses, the Signs and Houses the Planets are in, and the aspects of the Planets to each other. These interpretations apply only to YOU.
In interpreting the total Personality Profile, however, we must add two more dimensions to the technical: “Symbolism” and “Intuition”. These operate mainly from our subconscious mind. Allow your intuition full play as you carefully study the face of the chart and allow its symbolism to “speak” to you. Often the chart can provide a key which opens the subconscious. If you don’t consciously “feel” anything, don’t worry about it. Just allow the full power of your intuition to apply, and keep your mind as open as you possibly can.
Now go back and read the printouts again: all the way from the Sun-sign through the aspects of Pluto. Try not to reject any statement–not those you dislike, or even those you like. Note any statement which you strongly agree or disagree with, and mark it for later study. Then add all statements which seem to contradict each other to the list. When you study the “contradictive” statements, try to determine if any of them might apply to you at a different time, or in a different place. Then consider if the pair could modify each other and produce an interpretation that does apply to you.
Astrology is not judgmental–it just IS. It doesn’t tell us what is “good” or “bad”, it only tells us what the influences are. We give the most optimistic and positive interpretation to that information that we possibly can. However, it has been our experience that often the most valuable information we can get from a chart is the awareness of those obstacles and stresses we need to overcome in order to grow and fulfill our lives according to our own individual value systems.