2000 to 2020 Aries 1 to Pisces

The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurred at 23 degrees of Taurus on May 28, 2000. This is the last conjunction to take place in the earth sign cycle that began in 1802. The other recent conjunctions in Taurus were in 1881 and in 1940-41. The key challenge of this conjunction is to both expand and stabilize with respect to the right use of personal and social resources. > The three fire signs are invited to ground their fiery natures. Aries 1 Sun signs need to slow down, get rooted, and claim...

Mercury in the Fifth House

Fifth-house Mercury loves change and new people and must be intellectually stimulated to keep the good times rolling. There's a need here to give everything a personal spin, and this placement is capable of dramatic self-expression, especially in speech and writing, or can indicate a teacher, especially of the primary grades, a writer, playwright, or art critic, as well as a stock market analyst or active investor. Tricksters, the ones who like pulling pranks, are also found with this placement...

The Healthy Scorp

Retentive Scorps may be prone to urinary tract infections or constipation, so reluctant are they to let anything out in the open. But they also have the potential to be great healers, not just of themselves but of others, because of their strong regenerative and transformative powers. Healthy Scorps pay attention to their dreams, for both their informative and their imaginative power, and they should pay attention to what they eat and drink as well Scorps' intake can truly make a big difference...

Pluto in the Eighth House

With Pluto in the Eighth House, you come face-to-face with the limits and parameters of who you are as opposed to whom or what you are not. You have a strong need to not only eliminate, but also to transform, all your limitations. To do so, you may be intensely drawn to taboo experiences, sex, money, relationships, rituals, God, Satan, status, magic, meditation, or in-depth knowledge as ways of overcoming your limitations. By merging with the person or symbol, you become whatever you were...

The Sun the Moon the Planets and the Nodes

As your self, your willpower, and your creativity, your Sun is the strongest representation of who you really are. For simplicity, the Sun and the Moon are called planets, too, because from Earth's vantage point they move across the sky just as the planets do. Planets represent different energies within ourselves and our society, and are divided into personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars), social planets (Jupiter and Saturn), and transpersonal planets (Uranus, Neptune, and...

Uranus in the Eleventh House

Eleventh-house Uranus people are often associated with humanitarian, astrological, scientific, broadcast, electronics, or technical groups. Remember, this is Uranus's home house, so it's very happy here. These people will have unusual goals and generally aren't concerned with approval or traditions. This placement often gives strong intuition and the ability to perceive universal laws or principles. For this reason, people with this placement often develop strong interests in humanitarian...

Healthy Twins

No other sign can benefit quite so much from learning to breathe, learning to relax, and to take deep breaths and then let them out. Twins are always on the move, moving their arms like wings much of the time, and all this rushing around can mean they don't stop and smell the roses like they should. Gemini rules the hands, arms, shoulders, and lungs, and this grouping reflects yet another of Twins' dualities the need to flit about and the need to breathe deeply and relax. If Twins don't learn...

Jupiter V Here Comes Santa Claus

Jupiter represents your confidence and vitality, and symbolizes growth, optimism, success, and generosity. Astrologers look at your Jupiter to find your opportunities for expansion and success, as well as to see how you may use your higher mind and education, faith, religion, or philosophy to achieve those goals. Jupiter can be excessive This is the planet of overweight, overindulgence, and overextension. But your expansive and optimistic Jupiter will always reveal how you grow and change. The...

Jupiter in Aquarius V

Open-minded Jupiter in Aquarius may find its fortune through the people it meets it's always open to new ideas and is both intuitive and impartial. Jupiter in Aquarius wants a world without class, race, or religious distinctions and works for a world that's impartial, democratic, and universal. With their tolerance for different values and lifestyles, people with Jupiter in Aquarius are idealistic and humanitarian. Sometimes rebellious, easily bored, Jupiter in Aquarius nonetheless grows...

Healthy in Mind and Body

Nothing is more important to us than our health without it, we can't do any of the other things that matter so much to our lives from love to work to where we live. And astrology and health have been connected for a very long time. Hippocrates, the Greek philosopher and physician who lived around 400 b.c.e., and who is considered the father of modern medicine (do the words Hippocratic Oath ring a bell ), once said, A physician without a knowledge of astrology has no right to call himself a...

The Best and Worst of

Rams are assertive, direct, and straightforward, but this also means that they can be aggressive, blunt, or impatient. Strong-willed Rams can be remarkably single-minded once they have a goal in sight, but this single-mindedness can make them tactless, blind to side issues, or just plain irritating. Qualities represent different types of activities and are related to where in a season a sign falls. Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, and Cancer start each season and are signs of...

Communications Travel and Computers

Three times each year for three and a half weeks, the universe believes we need a period of time to catch up. Now most of us, if we stopped to consider this idea seriously, would realize that we need to stop and catch our breath periodically. We really do need to find all the things that slipped through the cracks, get some things redone correctly, clean up, and correct all the wrong assumptions we made earlier. This is the essence of Mercury retrograde. Mercury is another important business...

Jupiter V in the Fourth House

Fourth-house Jupiter is generally happy and comfortable at home and takes pride in its family. There's usually a happy childhood, and there should be material comfort in later life as well. Fourth-house Jupiter loves wide, open spaces and a large home, too. This is a warm and compassionate placement, which indicates people who may have many social and educational opportunities. Usually, they come from a large family circle that is financially secure, and they generally have had a strong...

Foundation Needs

What is it that gives you a sense of security A home, family, money, property, friends, or a particular attitude Each of us has unique and different needs. Your sign and number indicate your basic need for security, which is the foundation for your life. This is found in your birth path, or life path, number and the sign on the cusp of the Fourth House. Again, from Lisa's chart we know she has a 1 birth path number. Her security is found in being independent, assertive, and courageous (all 1...

How Moon Phases Affect the Way We Do Things

Understanding the Moon's phases and their effect on our daily lives can help us work with these energies rather than against them. Let's take a walk through each to see exactly what this means. A New Moon begins in darkness and will slowly emerge as a crescent that appears to us like the curve of the letter D. This is the Moon that is full of possibilities, the Moon of beginnings, as well as a period when people have a natural urge to start something. O The First Quarter, or waxing, Moon, is...

The Sun O in the Sixth House

A sixth-house Sun takes pride in its work and is a good organizer with a need for appreciation. If it doesn't get it, in fact, it'll often leave for a different job This placement also requires a lot of attention to diet and personal routines in order to maintain good health. People with sixth-house Suns are good problem solvers, and, especially if the Sun is reinforced by aspect, there can be a strong interest in health or healing careers or an intense desire to establish oneself through...

Neptune in Aquarius b 19982012

When Neptune was last in Aquarius, 1834-1847, it was a time of the transcendental literature movement, the first use of anesthetics, and the discovery of uranium. This was a period when many people pursued idealistic causes, campaigned for reforms like the end of slavery, and strove for humanitarian and utopian ideals. Neptune in Aquarius natives have a knack for the abstract, resulting in new approaches to everything from the arts to the sciences and that will hold true for its next passage as...

Neptune in Sagittarius 9 b 19701984

Neptune in Sagittarius is open, honest, and idealistic, and astrologers put great store by the generations born in this sign, the sign of higher learning, philosophy, and freedom. During its last transit here, we saw Watergate brought out in the open, and Jimmy Carter, an idealistic Washington outsider, elected President. Neptune's last transit also was a period of universal travel, as millions of people began to see the world. New and mystical religions sprang up all over, and music and art...

Nodes What Are Nodes Anyway

While the Nodes of the Moon are not heavenly bodies, they nonetheless add some essential information to your birth chart. Exactly opposite each other, these points are often called your past and your future. Let's look at them a little more closely. The South Node n can represent your heredity or your past, and some call the South Node the point of letting go. This means that you have already learned these lessons and mastered these skills if you continue along this path, it will be the easy...

Personal Retrogrades Self Expression

For an example of personal retrogrades, take a look at Steven Spielberg's chart in Chapter 9, Ascendants The Mask You Wear for the World. Notice his Pluto ) and Saturn & in Leo 5 in the Second House, and his Uranus * in Gemini 3 in the Twelfth Each of those (in addition to the degrees, which we haven't yet discussed) is followed by a symbol r the symbol for retrograde. This means that both Spielberg's second-house Pluto and Saturn, plus his twelfth-house Uranus, were retrograde at the moment...

Relationship Needs

Relationships are complex and often confusing. Here's a clue to making your relationships work for you. The heart's desire number (the vowels in your name) tell what is the very least that you must have in a relationship or partnership. Your descending sign (on the cusp of the Seventh House) describes qualities you seek in others to have a good relationship. Lisa has a 6 heart's desire number. In her heart of hearts she wants and needs a deeply caring, romantic relationship and a marriage based...

Personal Jupiter Retrograde

People with a personal Jupiter retrograde find that society's religions, beliefs, philosophies, and cultural values aren't compatible with their own. They have to step back from the norms and rethink these things in order to develop their own operating systems. This process often results in very strong and intense faith, and, in fact, examples of people with personal Jupiter retrograde include Shirley MacLaine, Mark Twain, and Karl Marx. In addition, people with Jupiter retrograde are very...

Houses

Now, looking at the graphic on the following page, it's time to discuss what those pie slices really represent They're the houses, the places where everything in your life occurs. Each of the 12 houses encompasses a specific arena of life, the stage where the drama of the planets unfolds. Everything in your life happens in one of these houses from where you brush your teeth to where you keep your secrets. When you look at a chart, the first house is always the pie-slice just below the eastern...

Uranus in the Twelfth House

A twelfth-house Uranus indicates compassion and intuition, and while people with this placement want to free themselves from society's constraints, they are the ones who hold themselves back due to their fears. They have a particular enchantment with the mysterious and romantic, but this also is an intellectual placement, with people who not only want to work in unusual ways, but who will. This placement is good for researchers or those who work behind the scenes alone. People with Uranus here...

Ancient Art Meets Modern Mastery

Let's add a few more symbolic characters to our shamanic mix You can find the asteroid Chiron on your astrological chart. Its symbol is A. Like the planets and Nodes, Chiron can be found in a sign and house, and aspects other planets as well. You can find the asteroid Chiron on your astrological chart. Its symbol is A. Like the planets and Nodes, Chiron can be found in a sign and house, and aspects other planets as well. Each of these planetary pairs has a cycle of its own, each of which...

Personal Uranus Retrograde

Because Uranus is the Awakener or Liberator, it acts primarily on a person's unconscious. When Uranus is retrograde in a person's chart, the desire to reform or rebel is even stronger than when Uranus is direct. For this reason, it's very important for these people to understand the internal workings of structures and systems before they create reforms. When a person has Uranus retrograde, it's important to become as detached and objective as possible when determining what to change. Both John...

Mars in the Eleventh House

An eleventh-house Mars is often the leader in its circle of friends and actively pursues its well-defined goals. There's energy to spare with this placement, and eleventh-house Mars makes friends quickly although it may also lose them quickly by pushing them to keep up. People with an eleventh-house Mars have friends or are aligned with groups that may be aggressive or masculine, and they often achieve their personal goals through such people. If heavily challenged by aspects, they can become...

In This Chapter

The third-quadrant houses connecting to your Outer World The Seventh House forever yours The Eighth House sex, money and other, equally important matters The Ninth House don't know much about history In the third-quadrant houses, you move from your personal world into the larger one. The Seventh House is concerned with your relationships and connections with others the Eighth House with your ways of coping with everything from money to death and the Ninth House is the area of your social and...

The Best and Worst of Lions

Because Leo is a fixed sign, Lions can be determined, stubborn, or even habit-bound, but confident Lions are born to lead, and they're proud, courageous, and self-assured to a fault. Lions can be generous, commanding, ambitious, and proud, and this means they can also be intolerant, demanding, self-righteous, and vain. Lions can lead others to tremendous victories, but they can be ruthless with their enemies, though their memories are short and they also are quick to forgive. Because Lions are...

Jupiter V in the Second House

Lucky Jupiter has no trouble with making money in this house, but while people with Jupiter in the Second House can make a great deal of money, they also may overspend it freely. This placement may be found in the travel business, or in banking, stocks, import export, or insurance. Other fields for a second-house Jupiter include real estate, food, education, the legal system, fundraising, and publishing. This position indicates someone with a great deal of business acumen and expansiveness so...

Jupiter V in the Sixth House

Jupiter in the Sixth House does well at work and gets along with co-workers, too. People with this placement can be very successful because of their optimism and creativity, but they need to be careful not to overindulge, as they have a tendency toward weight and liver problems. These people have a strong interest in and understanding about how the mind and emotions are connected to healing. They may pursue natural healing work, which connects with their interest in serving others in a...

Houses Houses and More Houses

It's time to talk about house systems, which are very technical. There are lots of different ways to divide space to come up with houses. One of the most commonly used house systems is Placidus this may be because for a long time it was the only one available in reference books. Now that there are computers, though, a wide variety of house systems are available. There are lots of technical differences between them, which we aren't going to cover, and different astrologers like different house...

Why Neptune and Pluto Are Special

Poky Neptune and Pluto are such slow planets that they're called generational planets. A whole generation may have these planets in the same sign. Right now Pluto is on the fast part of its cycle it's only taking about eleven years to get through a sign When it's slow, it takes about 30 years (speed is relative, after all) This helps explain why time seems speeded up now, doesn't it Now, Neptune takes fourteen years to go through one sign, so it's a generational planet, too. Both of these...

Geography of the Hand

The comparison between the two palms and the hands in general is what allows the palmist to predict specific possibilities. This is because your hands change as you create the action and the events of those possibilities. If you're learning and living an expanding lifestyle, with the element of mastery and accomplishment as your lifetime goal, your hands will change subtly within six months to a year after an event has occurred. People who have a closed and fearful resignation to life have...

From the Terrible Twos to the Midlife Crisis and Beyond

These are the cycles, or passages, that are common to everyone and that occur at about the same age for everyone, too. They're timed by transits of planets that aspect themselves, such as Saturn to Saturn. Because the planet is aspect-ing itself, and each planet moves at a certain rate, these always occur at about the same age for everyone. Let's start by looking at the terrible twos. This is the point at which Mars comes around and conjuncts itself for the first time. The terrible twos are the...

The Mentor or the Boss

The Saturn & mound, under the middle finger, is related to authority, power, and teaching ability. The larger and higher the mound is, the more you're involved with administering to society. If your heart line starts here, you come to love later in life. When lines from the head line or life line come to this mound, it signifies that you've reached a new level of authority or power in your life. The destiny, or career, line that can vertically cut the hand in two usually ends on the mound of...

Using Moon Signs to Guide

Annual Moon sign guides, like Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book, show the best times for activities as diverse as getting your hair cut, borrowing money, having your teeth filled, getting married, and buying a house. Some of these guides, in fact, list the best and worst times for over 100 activities. Basically, Moon sign guides will tell you things like the best time to buy a house is when the Moon is in a fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius), or that the best time to go fishing is when the...

Virgin Values

How many Virgos does it take to screw in a light bulb At least four. One to take out the light bulb, one to check the wiring, one to put the new light bulb in, and one to clean up the mess. Purity. Perfection. Practicality. These are the Virgin values. But what does this translate to Virgins, more than any other sign, are identified with analyzing, with examining everything in great detail in order to improve not just themselves, but the world. And improving the world means serving more than...

Transiting Jupiter Retrograde

Immediately preceding a transiting or cycling Jupiter retrograde, society, organizations, and individuals will have gone too far in their urges to expand and grow. Their actions in this regard will have exceeded positive limits, and Jupiter retrograde means it's time to step back. A transiting Jupiter retrograde is the time to grow internally and prepare yourself for opportunities that will be available after Jupiter goes direct. It is particularly important to develop more understanding and...

Goats at Home

Our favorite Goats seem to understand the importance of a place of their own, a quiet, private retreat from all the trappings that can come with power. Here they'll have their favorite music playing, their favorite pictures on the walls, and their favorite books stacked up next to their favorite chair. Like all earth signs, Goats appreciate the comforts of home, but they're more likely to use it as a getaway than a base of operations. Goats know the importance of strong foundations, and their...

Heavenly Bodies in Your Hood

Because your third house accommodates the nature of your communications, perceptions, knowledge and education, and your local environment, the sign on the third house describes the traits of these areas. The landlord planet or ruler of your third-house sign describes where and how you develop your ideas, communicate them to others, and how knowledge from your local environment is used. The house with Gemini on its cusp shows where you seek new knowledge and information and make mental...

Jupiter V in the Tenth House

Tenth-house Jupiter works very well with others and has a natural ability to lead and inspire. There's a strong sense of justice here, and this placement can do well in law or politics, as well as business. Tenth-house Jupiter has high moral standards, broad vision, and with its ambition and pride will achieve a good reputation. In the latter part of a tenth-house Jupiter's life, there's likely to be renown or high standing in the profession. This also is an excellent position for a career in...

Part

You've Done Your Chart, Now You Want More Besides your birth chart, there are other ways to unlock your unconscious or find other clues to your destinations. Tarot, palmistry, numerology, and psychic intuition are four of those ways and they're all connected with astrology. All five disciplines reveal the story of you and all four chapters look at fate versus free will to help you make decisions that will affect your future. This section introduces you to these four fascinating realms and shows...

Pluto in the Ninth House

With Pluto in the Ninth House, you want to understand life in its broadest possible sense and to explain its connection to the universe as well. Because your emotional security is based on your beliefs, you want to get in touch with larger forces and even tell others about your beliefs. You may try to convert others to your ideas because this reinforces your sense of security and the feeling that you're right. However, the evolutionary intent of your soul is to learn that truth is relative and...

The Meaning of Dianas Death

It seems certain that Diana's death increases the probability that Charles will never become king. And other astrologers agree Even before Diana's death, world-renowned astrologer Noel Tyl, in Predictions for a New Millennium, asserted that Charles will never reign as sovereign of Britain. Charles has none of the five royal signature astrological aspects found in the birth charts of previous kings and queens. Indeed, the constrictions of royal life Diana fought against so poignantly were...

Archer Rising The Sagittarius 9 Ascendant

> Keynote seeking adventure, new horizons, and spiritual growth > Training to boldly go where no one has gone before The world of Rising Archers is filled with possibilities, and these people are unusually optimistic. Rising Archers are explorers they need to see new territory so goals and challenges are very important to them. Rising Archers often have long thin faces, with high foreheads, rather like horses, in fact, and they may shake their heads, just as horses toss their manes. Rising...

Full Moon The Better to See Whats Happening O

When the Moon is full, it's exactly opposite the Sun, and in this bright glare, all activities reach their harvesting stage. This is the time when the flower blooms and you see the results of your efforts. If things haven't gone quite according to plan, everything that's wrong will suddenly be seen quite clearly, while, if they have, it will be the time to gather your rewards. This is the Moon of high energy, the Moon's highest peak before it begins its waning phase. Crazy things happen during...

Mercury in the Seventh House

A seventh-house Mercury seeks intellectual compatibility in both marriage and partnerships, and loves a lot of verbal give-and-take. In particular, law, literary, or communications partnerships can benefit from this placement, as may salespeople and public relations experts, counselors, arbitrators, or mediators. This placement is a very sociable one, but when challenged by aspect, a seventh-house Mercury can have Your seventh house also can house your adversaries the people or things that...

The Planets as Landlords

In Chapter 4, There's More to You Than Just Your Sun Sign, you read about rulerships. Now, as rulers of particular signs, planets are the landlords of the houses with their signs on them. You could think of these planets as the ones that are collecting the rent, making sure the toilets flush and the lawn gets mowed. Landlord planets own the houses they're in charge of, so they have the final say about what's happening in that area of your life. In other words, no matter which planets are...

Your Personality Number

Numerologists believe that if you add the numbers for the consonants of your name together, the resulting number reveals your personality. Because Lisa's consonants add up to 5, we can tell that Lisa has a youthful, magnetic personality. Of course, you may also remember that your ascendant reveals your personality as well. So you might think of the personality as the mask you wear in public or the cloak you put on and go out into the world with while inside that cloak is your heart's desire.

Unlocking Personal Transits

Personal transits are cycles whose timing is based on the placement of your own planets. Unlike the cycles that occur at specific ages when a planet aspects itself, these transits can occur at any age. For example, transiting Saturn will conjunct each person's Sun at a different age, and the timing of that will depend upon what sign your Sun is in and where Saturn was when you were born. For example, if your Sun is in Cancer and Saturn was in Gemini when you were born, then this transit would...

Ignoring the Messenger

Because we're always pushing forward, with little time for these important activities, we often experience the following Communications become miscommunications and misunderstandings. Transportation becomes difficult, with more delays and accidents than usual. Computers and other electronic equipment break down frequently, and our mistakes come to light. Appointments are missed or rescheduled and, in general, we're frustrated Business-wise, this is a terrible time to sign contracts of any kind....

The Best and Worst of Fishes

But Fishes can change too, and change can be good It can mean adaptability. Because of their extraordinary sensitivity, Fishes are often creative artistically, and their understanding of people sometimes seems limitless (though the understanding doesn't always extend to themselves). Pisces is the sign that represents spirituality not religion, like Sagittarius but a true need to have a relationship with a higher power. When these spiritual needs aren't fulfilled, Fishes become involved in the...

Moon in Cancer

The Moon is at home in Cancer, the sign that it naturally rules. Cancer Moons have an emotional nature that is both receptive and retentive storing away impressions, reactions, information, and yes, feelings, until they need them, and this often makes them writers or actors (or both). With a Moon in Cancer, a person is likely to be both imaginative and creative, while underneath feeling vulnerable, touchy, moody, and easily hurt. All of this, though, is hidden under Cancer's hard shell. But...

Mercury in the Eleventh House

Eleventh-house Mercury has a wide variety of friends, often based on intellectual connections, and is socially minded as well. This placement is very good at thinking of the best ways to achieve goals and is idealistic and original, bringing a lively mind to group enterprises. People with Mercury in the Eleventh House are interested in communications or open exchanges of information with others. They're often dedicated to or interested in sciences, humanitarian causes, astrology, or occult...

Dianas Life and Her Birth Chart

Princess Diana was well known for her Cancer Sun's emotional vulnerability, and for her tremendous compassion. Notice that Diana's birth chart has a trine, a beneficial aspect, between her Sun and Neptune, the planets of love and compassion. Neptune is also found in her Tenth House, the area of one's career and reputation, symbolizing that Diana would be known for her compassionate works. The Sun in her Seventh House shows that she wanted to share herself with others, which she certainly did....

North Node N in the Tenth House South Node n in the Fourth House

With a tenth-house North Node and fourth-house South Node, you're learning about the demands of family and the conflict between doing what you want to do for yourself and your career versus what you must do for your loved ones. The lesson here is to learn how to mature and rise above family problems to arrive at your own self-dignity. Once you learn this lesson, you will move away from self-interest to sharing with others joyously. This placement is all about leaving behind emotional...

Twins and Their Money

Twins like to spend their money on information, computers, travel, and cars things that will feed their need for new ideas, communication, movement, and action. Twins don't worry much about spending, either, and are apt to max their credit cards and then sign up for another. It's not money that concerns Twins it's information and any way they can get it, they will, including buying it. In the next chapter, we'll be taking a look at Cancer, Leo, and Virgo the signs of summer. The signs of spring...

North Node N in the Eighth House South Node n in the Second House

With an eighth-house North Node and a second-house South Node, you're learning to overcome possessiveness and learn about self-control in terms of money and possessions. It's time to move beyond self-values and what you have to a point where you integrate with the values of others. You may have a symbolic rebirth after pushing yourself beyond your limits from excessive behaviors. This is a particularly difficult lesson, because you may seem to be starting over again, but the main lesson here is...

Swords

King Balanced character, logical, reasoning powers, weighs the pros and cons, good mental ability, good counsel, good advice. Queen Analytical, practical thinker, teacher, advisor, discriminating, objective, can be a harsh judge of character, cuts to the chase. Knight Coming or going of events that can change your future, tells the truth, ardent, lover of logic, good communication skills, quick and sometimes hasty, cuts to the core. Page The messenger of warnings or the need to be vigilant,...

Saturn in the Ninth House

With Saturn in the Ninth House, a person has a great desire to learn and carefully explores philosophy or religion. There's an inherent distrust of new ideas, because these people are interested in social stability, but there's also a desire to know about everything. There can be a tendency toward fanaticism here, but ninth-house Saturns often mellow with age, when wisdom develops. These people often seek positions of authority or status in education, religious institutions, or in businesses...

Lions at Work

No one leads like a Leo, and Lions will naturally gravitate toward careers that allow them to shine. They may be generals or presidents, but Lions may be teachers as well, firing up their students' enthusiasm with their own. And Lions can often be found in the performing arts, shining with the brightness of the Sun. In the public eye, a Lion is charismatic and magnetic, but even in less visible fields, a Lion always shines. Above all, Lions need an audience (what good is it to be king without...

The Best and Worst of Bull

At their best, Bulls create a calm in the midst of storms all around them. They're connected solidly to their bodies and to their homes, have good jobs, good friends, good marriages, and good children. They're the people everyone else turns to They're who you call if you have a flat tire at 2 a.m., and, though they may be reluctant to get out of bed, they'll be the ones you know you can rely on. But in their complacency, Bulls may be resistant to change, and can become dogmatic or even preachy....

Mars in the Eighth House

Eighth-house Mars, because of its natural placement, is passionate about life and sex and is attracted to medicine and the healing arts, as well as to research in a variety of areas. There's a possibility of family conflict over inheritances or shared resources here, and it's also possible that an eighth-house Mars may have a sudden death or come into contact with death through war or violence. This placement shows intense energy, persistence, and strong desires, especially when it comes to...

Neptune in the Ninth House

Neptune in the Ninth House is both imaginative and insightful (and may be prophetically visionary) and is often drawn to philosophical questions that are not easily answered. This placement, in fact, is often associated with mystical forms of religion, meditation, cults, or yoga. With their capacity for tolerance and love of travel, people with Neptune here relate well to foreigners. They're also interested in social reform. They have very strongly intuitive minds. But if challenged by aspect,...

Your Liberator Uranus in Each Zodiac Sign

The sign Uranus is in reveals how your age group is unusual and shows how it manifests its desire for freedom, authenticity, and individuality. The house your personal Uranus is in describes your own uniqueness and where you need to break the rules. It also heralds the kinds of historical changes that occur during its seven-year cycles. Uranus in Aries * 1 (b. 1928-1934 35) Uranus in Aries is a pioneer, quick to make a break from the conventional and take off in new, unexplored directions for...

Correction for Place of Birth

There's still one more minor correction for the computer to make. The computer already corrected for the difference of four minutes between sidereal time and a solar day if you were born in Greenwich, England. But because most of us are born elsewhere, the computer corrects for these four minutes again, based on our location. In essence, this is a correction for the place of birth, and, if we remember that distance equals time, this makes sense. Acceleration is a correction factor to compensate...

The Thumb and Fingers

Each finger of the hand has a different planet characterizing the energy of your life that it rules. The thumb represents your Mars power , and it has to do with the actions of your life and your sexual energy. The index finger the second finger on your hand has to do with destiny and is ruled by Jupiter. Saturn is represented on your hand by the longest finger, or third finger, and this relates to your authority and power expression. The ring finger is connected to Venus and shows your need to...

Weird and Wonderful

The Moon surface, also known as the heel of the hand, is at the base of your palm next to your wrist and opposite your thumb, and slopes gradually into your wrist. When your Moon area is large and high, then you're emotional, sensuous, psychic, and energetically creative. If, however, there are short, deep lines on this mound, you may be living too much in a fantasy world instead of in reality. If there are scars or marks on your Moon mound, you may have experienced a fearful event. It's...

Matches Made in Heaven

Is there such a thing as a soulmate And, if there is, can you find it in your charts The answer to both questions is Yes. You'll find a wealth of information about soul-mates in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Reincarnation, by David Hammerman and your co-author, Lisa Lenard. But let's look at the idea astrologically for now. As you'll recall from Chapter 13, The Outer Planets and the Nodes The Bigger Picture, many astrologers believe that your South Node reveals your past lives and your North...

Mercury in the Eighth House

With its penetrating mind, eighth-house Mercury has a talent for research and analysis. There's an attraction to the occult with this placement, too, and people with eighth-house Mercury may be intuitive, secretive, and psychic as well. This placement also may indicate the death of someone very close, a neighbor, or co-worker, or these people may get money from someone else, or both. In addition, they have penetrating insight into sciences that deal with energy, occult mysteries, and life in...

Jupiter V in the Seventh House

Jupiter in the Seventh House usually indicates success in both marriage and partnerships, although it also can indicate that one will marry more than once and or benefit philosophically from it. This placement can mean that one's enemies will later become one's associates or, at the very least, that one will have a fortuitous partnership of some sort. Jupiter in the Seventh House indicates a very affectionate and optimistic spouse, too. This placement shows someone honest and fair in dealings...

Personal Mercury Retrograde

You'll recall that a personal retrograde means that a planet was retrograde at the time of your birth. Because a retrograde planet is out of step with its function in the present culture, personal Mercury retrograde indicates people who are learning to think for themselves, especially because their thoughts and ideas will be different from those of society. This can, of course, lead to some very interesting ideas and perspectives that society needs but hasn't thought of yet. And it's Mercury...

Neptune in the Fifth House

Fifth-house Neptune loves pleasure and luxury, and is drawn to anything that involves an element of fantasy. This is especially true of the movies, and Neptune's fifth-house creativity is often found in this field. When challenged by aspect, this placement can indicate a childlike or naive approach to love or risks, and this, in turn, can mean people may take advantage of them. This placement also indicates idealistic and visionary potentials, and these people may create intuitively or...

Wrinkle in Sidereal or Star Time

Sidereal time is time as measured by the heavens, and a sidereal day is the length of time it takes the Earth to rotate on its axis once, relative to the fixed stars. On the other hand, our calendar or mean (average) solar day is the length of time it takes the Earth to rotate on its axis relative to the Sun. (This also is sometimes referred to as the apparent movement of the Sun because to us, the Sun appears to move around the Earth.) The mean solar day is slightly longer than the sidereal...

Mars in the Twelfth House

Twelfth-house Mars people have strong feelings but prefer to keep them secret from everyone else because their desires, anger, or feelings are connected to past experiences or their subconscious, so they may not understand them. People with Mars in the Twelfth House have an active imagination, and this placement may fight for those less fortunate. These people can be good strategists, planning things behind the scenes. This placement is also very self-motivated and able to work independently...

Mars in the Third House

Third-house Mars will usually speak its mind and, with its determination, often gets what it wants through its persuasive or aggressive ways with words. These people also are quick thinkers especially in emergencies and they have to be careful about Part of your local environment is the people you haven't chosen everyone from your siblings to your neighbors, in other words. The Third House is the place where all these connections reside, so understanding what's in your third house can help you...

Special Thanks to Noel

Both of us would like to give a very special thanks to world-famous astrologer Noel Tyl, for reviewing and endorsing this book. When we caught up with him he was preparing for a tour of South Africa, guiding 170 correspondent students, writing a book, and, of course, seeing clients His graciousness in accommodating our special needs was truly tremendous. Noel Tyl is well-known for his more than 24 books on astrology, his frequent talks throughout the world for over 20 years, and his pioneering...

The Healthy Crab

Nurturing Crabs rule the stomach and the breasts, sources of food and nourishment. So naturally, sensitive Crabs are prone to stomach troubles and, with their love of creating comfort through food, can also be prone to overweight. No sign is as sensitive to touch, and Crabs are always reaching out and touching. But they're sensitive to hot and cold, too You'll see Crabs wearing socks in July, or, if it's very hot, scuttling into the shade or the water to cool off. Remember that Crabs' ruler is...

Let the Sun Shine

Just as the Sun is the strongest light in our solar system, your Sun sign is the strongest representation of who you are. It's not the only one, but it's what you'll notice the most, because it's like the fuel you burn. Symbolically, the Sun represents your self, your willpower, and your creativity. And mythologically, the Sun represents the Source, the unlimited resources of God. Remember that the Sun's symbol is a perfect circle, an endless whole and many believe that God, people, and...

Virgins and Their Money

Detail-oriented, organized Virgins always have their checkbooks balanced and often know exactly how much money they've got in their pocket as well. Here's an area where Virgins, with their eye for every detail, can tend to be highly critical of their own abilities, but they are in reality not only able money managers, but also clever ones, staying within their budgets, never frivolous. In fact, you may often find that the folks we call bean counters are Virgins. In the next chapter, we'll be...

Here Comes the

Before we get into more specific aspects of Spielberg's chart, though, we need to get a general feel for him. We notice his Sun is in Sagittarius conjunct Mars, and remember that this Sun sign is here to seek truth, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. This is a sign that likes its freedom and being on the move as a quester. With his Sun close to Mars, his trail tendencies are even more pronounced, as Mars is also an independent influence. But noting that Mars is in Capricorn instead of...

And Hes Got Personality

Then we notice his ascendant is Cancer. Now this is an interesting piece of information one we might not expect. From this we realize he's here to learn about responsible nurturing, and his personality is adaptable, or able to sense the moods and feelings of others. We know Cancer is an emotional sign, so we might expect that he would wear his feelings on his sleeve. But we already know the ruler or landlord of this house, the Moon, is more likely to keep them under wraps, due to his strong...

Pluto in the Eleventh House

If you have an eleventh-house Pluto, your evolutionary purpose is to move away from old ideas about self-definition into new, uncharted areas. You don't like to be defined by situations, others, or anything external you want to define yourself outside the mainstream, and outside of any cultural identity. The evolutionary intent of your soul is to take your ideas about yourself and use them to visualize and plan your future and then, most important, to act on them. It's vital that you learn not...

North Node N in the Eleventh House South Node n in the Fifth House

With an eleventh-house North Node and a fifth-house South Node, you're learning to move beyond being a sole creator in order to create for a more global community. You need to trust your big dreams and learn the value of friendship and the greater good. In the process, you need to let go of pride and self-consciousness and become a part of the collective ego. Your past creativity and love are needed for larger purposes in this lifetime, and once you develop objectivity, you'll be able to...

Mercury Retrograde Crossed Wires R

The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to encourage us to back up and catch up, to redo things that didn't get done the first time, or were done incorrectly, instead of constantly pushing forward. But it also can mean that expression becomes difficult, that we have trouble communicating through words, or worse, through other methods of communication like e-mail or telephones. During Mercury retrograde, Mercury is at its closest to the Earth its most intense position, so because this energy is in...

Venus in Libra

Falling in Love with Love could be Venus in Libra's theme song romantic ideals seem to have been invented here. Because Venus is in its natural air sign in Libra, its ideals may be manifested in strong partnerships or a creative ability to create harmony and beauty in one's environment. Venus in Libra may care so much about the social graces that it may sometimes be seen as superficial or snobbish, but that's not really what's going on. Gracious and appreciative, Venus in Libra is a romantic...

In and Out with the Tide

The Moon affects all liquids on Earth, from the tides to our bodily fluids. The Moon's cycles were originally noted in ancient times, in fact, precisely because their effect on everything from the tides, to growing things, to human nature, was quite apparent. Tidal charts help fishermen and marine biologists follow the rhythm of the tides and of marine life. And they can help us determine the general mood of humanity as well. One of the three primary biorhythmic cycles, in fact, is the lunar...

Jupiter V in the Twelfth House

Jupiter in the Twelfth House is kind, compassionate, and charitable and is often found helping others in some way. These people have a strong religious or philosophical faith or are likely to pursue an inner spiritual path. In fact, some have called a twelfth-house Jupiter an angel on your shoulder. This is because people with this placement are often benefited by others anonymously, just as they often help people in need the same way. It's a reward for good behavior. This is one of Jupiter's...

The Planets Dont Influence Human Behavior

The planets do not cause things to happen, or make people behave in certain ways. Actually, the planets are like barometers, or indicators of the same energies occurring on Earth in people, places, in everything. We can watch the planets and use them as co-incident indicators of what's happening here, or in a person or place, for example. But to attribute cause or influence to the planets is like attributing the outside temperature to a thermometer. No one would do that Astrology is a symbolic...

The Moon in the First House

A first-house Moon indicates imaginative self-expression and a desire to be admired and appreciated. To first-house Moons, everything can depend on how they feel. Their expression is changeable and moody, and they're highly impressionable which may also indicate psychic abilities. Their personal identity is often strongly influenced by their early childhood, family, and emotional matters, possibly with strong ties to their mothers. Physically, they may have a round Moon face.

Our Calendar Is Based on Astrology

You probably didn't know that all common calendar cycles are reflected by the movement in the heavens and in astrology. A month, for example, is roughly the amount of time between New Moons (about 29 days). And, coincidentally, a month is approximately the amount of time it takes for the Sun to move to a new sign in the zodiac. Planets are the what of astrology. They represent the various energies of a person, including mental and emotional nature, desires, vitality, soul, will, consciousness,...

The Healthy Lion

No one is healthier than Lions the ailments that touch the rest of us seem to pass them by. This strength is due in no small part to Leo's rulership of the back, spine, and heart Even the words suggest Lions' strength. But Lions can be less strong emotionally. When they fail to get the adoration and respect they deserve, they can become physically ill. And Lions, like all cats, can be lazy, too the only evidence of life in them may be the continual twitching of their long tails. Because Leo...

The Sun O in the Eighth House

People with an eighth-house Sun constantly seek self-improvement, or regeneration, and they do so by applying their willpower. Because these people are both intensely interested in deep mysteries and magnetic, they can often attract the support of others to their causes. This placement also can indicate an inheritance, or the managing of other people's money, and, while there may have been early life difficulties, there may be late fame or Part of understanding the mystery of one's life is...

Twins Rising The Gemini 3 Ascendant

> Keynote emotion in motion > Training for truthful communication Motion. That's what you're going to see in a Rising Twin. Restlessness is the hallmark of this ascendant, and Rising Twins find their identity by making as many contacts as possible. Rising Twins are often the life of the party and, in fact, are often giving the party At the same time, Rising Twins are learning to be the eternal youth, free spirit, entertainer, artist, or comedian. They can also be the troubadour minstrel,...

Cosmic Investments and Money Management

Did you ever think that what you do with your money reveals a great deal about how you feel about yourself In some signs, people may equate themselves with what they own, while others may see money as a means to an end. You may be Scrooge, Rockefeller, or Mother Teresa. As with all astrological possibilities, remember that there's nothing wrong with your personal style for those who truly feel their home reflects themselves, it does, just as there are people who simply don't worry about money...

Crabs RRising The Cancer 4 Ascendant

> Keynote learning responsible love and nurturing > Training for family foundations Rising Crabs are talkative, especially about feelings, but also are moody and changeable, because their ruler, the Moon, changes signs every few days. Rising Crabs also are compassionate and receptive. They know what's happening with everyone around them, because they're sensitive to others. Family and traditions are important to them. But they can be crabby and irritable at times, too Rising Crabs are...

Free Will Versus Your Daily Forecast

As you may have already come to suspect, astrology connects your outer world to your inner world in order to reveal your potentials. And free will is there, too, available to you if you seek to really understand yourself and become conscious of your unconscious behavior. In Chapter 9, Ascendants The Mask You Wear for the World, we'll be talking about how your ascendant can reveal the lessons that you need to learn in your life. You may need to realize, for example, when you let others pull your...

Home Is Where Your Hat Is

Another branch of astrology can actually determine what kinds of experiences you will have in a particular location in the country or world. One type of astrology in this branch is known as relocation astrology, in which your birth chart is done for the same time and day of birth, but for a location other than your birthplace. So, your chart changes to show what your life would be like in that location. Hmmm Australia Tahiti Paris Then there's AstroCartoGraphy. As you might suspect from its...

Virgin Rising The Virgo 6 Ascendant

> Keynote a process of self-improvement and refinement > Training for finding the sacred patterns of the universe When you meet Rising Virgins, the first thing you notice may be that they're refined and soft-spoken. A man with Virgin Rising may look like a quintessential British gentleman. They may not say much until they've adequately sized you and the situation up. Because these people are analytical, they'll probably ask you several questions, rather than assume anything. Rising Virgins...