Interpretive Guidelines for Jupiter in Virgo

Seeks to grow and improve oneself through spontaneous J. helpfulness, dutiful service, and a disciplined approach to self-development Humbly stays open to grace from a higher power, and naturally trusts the value of regular work and self-discipline Expansive need for perfection motivates openness to self-improvement Over-attention to detail can inhibit connection with a larger order, but usually has a well-developed critical faculty without excessive pettiness Has an innate understanding of the...

Interpretive Guidelines for Jupiter in Gemini

A t Seeks to grow and improve oneself through communication, developing a wide range of skills, and broad learnin6 Faith comes through immediate perception and verbaliza-J tion of all connections wide-ranging interests contribute meaning to life Optimism is sometimes hindered by changeable curiosity and excessive thinking and worrying Need to develop intelligence and reasoning power in order to experience trust in oneself and in life an urge to connect with a larger order that is rational and...

Interpretive Guidelines for Venus in Aries

Expresses affection directly, impulsively, enthusiastically Emotionally-colored tastes and pleasures blossom when T energy is directed toward new experience especially enjoys the first stages of relationships Need to feel close to another can be thwarted by strong self-assertive, demanding qualities intimacy therefore sometimes difficult to achieve Values individuality, initiative, and independence in self and others Gives of self energetically, and responds to forceful release of energy from...

Interpretive Guidelines for Mars in Taurus

Asserts self steadily, retentively, conservatively, stubbornly V Strong actions are directed toward consolidation, produc- 0tivity, and enjoyment of simple pleasures often a creative and or artistic flair Initiative and drive are colored by material concerns and possessiveness, and sometimes by slowness and laziness Achievement of desires may be thwarted by complacency and satisfaction with things as they are Physical energy and sexual drive are influenced by deep appreciation of the physical...

Interpretive Guidelines for Moon in Pisces

N Reacts sensitively, compassionately, empathetically, evasively, vulnerably, idealistically H Periods of unfocused, freely imaginative daydreaming help bring emotional tranquility Needs a sense of oneness with the world and the universe to feel secure and right about oneself Nurtures others through healing compassion and sympathy feels secure when serving humanity or a spiritual ideal Feelings about self are nebulous, which can inhibit self-understanding and confidence Flows easily with...

The Eleventh House

The succedent air house is the eleventh and represents the search for SOCIAL and INTELLECTUAL SECURITY. Those whose natal charts focus on the eleventh house tend to join groups or align themselves with friends who share their intellectual bent, although they may not agree at all on specifics. Their search for intellectual security also leads them into vast systems of thought, whether political, metaphysical, or scientific. The most effective way that a person with a strong eleventh house can...

The Fourth House

The fourth house is the area of direct ACTION on the EMOTIONAL and SOUL level. All action at this level of experience is necessarily conditioned by factors beyond our control. Traditionally the fourth house is related to, among other things, the home and family. In what area of life do we act so much on the basis of habit and emotion as when dealing with our family members This house also symbolizes the home as a source of renewal and nurturing (or the lack of it). Those who have a strong...

Interpretive Guidelines for Venus in Cancer

Expresses affection sensitively, comfortingly, protectively, tenaciously Need to nurture and be nurtured, to feel part of a family, in order to be comfortable Prefers to share energy with others within an enclosed, close-knit group Urge for pleasure and closeness can be hampered by moodiness, timidity, stinginess, or overly self-protective feelings easily reflects others' pleasures and moods Receptive and dependent qualities are always involved in feeling close to another

The Seventh House

The seventh house symbolizes ACTION at the SOCIAL and INTELLECTUAL level. One-to-one relationship is the basic experience of this house and all social structures and activities depend on the quality of personal relationship. On the individual level, the quality of a person's chief partnership has such impact that its influence pervades all the other areas of life health, finance, sex, children, professional success, etc. and therefore such partnerships have a powerful impact on one's social...

Interpretive Guidelines for Jupiter in Taurus

Seeks to grow and improve oneself through productivity, steadiness, and reliability NOTE The importance of Jupiter in the birth chart is underestimated in interpretation and in tradition. It actually guides us into the future and motivates future growth and development, especially along idealistic lines. Jupiter's deeper meanings are neglected, for the most part, and this is why these guidelines are sometimes more elaborate and detailed than those for other planets. In some ways, Jupiter is too...

Interpretive Guidelines for Sun in Capricorn

Creative energy colored by self-control, caution, traditionalism y C Essentially values hard work, authority, and achievement Needs to work single-mindedly and with discipline toward well-defined goals in order to fully express self Level of vitality is affected and sense of individuality is developed by one's ability to assume responsibility Flow of creative expression can be frozen by pessimism, a cynical attitude, or too much concern with respectability and appearances

The Fire Signs Aries Leo Sagittarius

The Fire signs express a universal radiant energy, an energy which is excitable, enthusiastic, and which through its light brings color to the world. The Fire signs exemplify high spirits, great faith in themselves, unending strength, and a direct honesty. CHARACTERISTICS & KEY WORDS fearless impulsiveness high spirits enthusiasm strength direct honesty, even bluntness outgoing freedom of expression directed willpower & leadership demonstrative impatient

Interpretive Guidelines for Mars in Gemini

(Asserts self flexibly, verbally, cleverly, communicatively, Q through a wide variety of specialized skills npThe focus of one's desires changes quickly and often fre-J I quently uncertain of what one wants and thus easily diverted ' Physical energy and sexual drive are affected by mentally-stimulating conversations, images, or curious new ideas very open-minded Decisiveness is influenced by momentary situations and immediate perceptions Action and initiative are directed toward making...

Interpretive Guidelines for Moon in Cancer

Reacts with sensitivity (sometimes over-sensitivity) and with protectiveness (toward self and others) Jp Feels secure when nurturing and being nurtured by others Natural sense of timing and ability to tune in to intuitions and emotional subtleties Extremely sensitive to moods and reactions of others often at the mercy of one's own moods Can be over-protective of emotions strong memory of past emotions is retained forever, still coloring attitudes toward present situations

JJ tivity

AV Feels secure when exercising complete freedom of ideas, self- Responds individualistically, based on sense of self as unique, altruistic, and socially conscious Needs to interact socially in order to feel emotionally centered and right about self Nurtures others by encouraging their freedom, and feels supported when given complete autonomy in return A need for emotional independence can cause alienation from one's true feelings and aloofness toward the sensitivities of others

Crucial Point for Interpreting Houses

One should note that planets that are conjunct a house cusp within 6 , on either side of the cusp, should be regarded as strongly in that particular house. For example, if one's 5th house cusp is 24 Sagittarius and one has Venus at 18 of Sagittarius, Venus is conjunct the 5th cusp. Although most traditional astrologers would interpret that placement exclusively as a 4th house Venus, this old approach assumes that houses are discrete little boxes of life activity that abruptly start and finish....

Saturn Uranus Interchanges

(Especially important if Saturn or Uranus rules a sign emphasized in your chart.) One feels the need to work toward original self-expression ' ( and to give practical form to one's unorthodox new ideas The need for change and excitement combines with the need for social approval a way of working within a tradition is called for (perhaps a responsible and disciplined re-evaluation in the area indicated) These blendings can have a profound impact on one's overall attitudes. At best, they produce...

Interpretive Guidelines for Mercury in Virgo

W Communicates logically, critically, helpfully, humbly V sometimes negatively and skeptically An urge to express one's perceptions matter-of-factly, demonstrating one's analytical skills A need to discriminate among ideas and to put them in logical sequence in order to learn Practical, helpful ideas contribute to the ability to make connections with others Over-attention to details can hinder perception of the larger viewpoint and all its interconnections and broader implications

Interpretive Guidelines for Venus in

Q Expresses affection warmly, dramatically, enthusiastically TP Emotionally-colored tastes are influenced by one's pride and an urge for recognition ** V Gives of self with creative vitality, and receives from others graciously and proudly Sociability and expressions of love are colored by playfulness, generosity, and loyalty Exchange of deeper feelings with another may be encumbered by one's need to be the center of attention or to dominate the other's emotional life

H group or ideal

Yearning for an escape from reality can delay or interfere with one's acceptance of duties and responsibilities, or excessive fearfulness or conservatism can thwart the realization of transcendent visions Healing compassion and empathy are expressed through disciplined effort, and rigidity is dissolved through this giving effort A need to express one's sensitivity and emotions and to discipline one's evasiveness in order to feel stable Need to rely upon one's own spiritual resources by making...

Key Concepts for the Ascendant

The Ascendant (or Rising Sign*) is almost impossible to sum up. It is many things at once a symbol of how one acts in the world, the mask or image of the personality that others see, and a spontaneous energy and attitude toward life that pervades the entire being. Although in some people it is quite obvious, the Ascendant can also be, as Dane Rudhyar wrote, ' 'the most elusive and hard-to-know factor in a birth chart. In some people it appears to be primarily a superficial quality, as expressed...

Interpretive Guidelines for Jupiter in Capricorn

A t Seeks to grow and improve oneself through hard work, J, discipline, and steady progress < U Need to express qualities of self-control and confident con-f 1 servatism in order to improve self has innate sense of authority that inspires trust from other people Optimism and expansion can be squelched by an overly serious, fearful attitude One's faith and trust is based on reality, experience, and one's innate understanding of the value of history and tradition Opportunities come through...

The First House

The angular fire house is the first house and represents one's IDENTITY in ACTION. Traditionally, this house is associated with the energy and appearance of the physical body. Using the keywords, one can see that the body is one's identity in action. People recognize us and are influenced by our most characteristic manner of physical movement and expression. The keywords also point toward the forms of creativity, initiative, leadership, and self-expression that are uniquely ours and shown by...

Interpretive Guidelines for Mercury in Libra

W Communicates intelligently, personably, diplomatically, and X elegantly Urge to express one's perceptions harmoniously in a fair-_ minded, objective mode to balance all polarities Needs to be impartial and tactful in order to establish connections with others Verbal expression is colored by an artistic, aesthetic sense Seeks balance and objectivity in personal interactions, and needs feedback on ideas to clarify them Awareness of all points of view can hinder the ability to come to a decision

Interpretive Guidelines for Mars in Cancer

Jfl Asserts self sensitively, shyly, indirectly, and sympathetically U A need to feel connected with one's roots and traditions in order to clarify one's desires and understand one's direc-s W tion in life Initiative and willpower can be hindered by moodiness and cautious self-protection, but capable of fearless action to support loved ones Physical and sexual energy and decisiveness are inhibited by unconscious feelings, fears, and vulnerabilities, and stimulated by feeling cared for and...

Venus

Like Mercury, Venus represents an inflow and outflow of energy, and its placement in the various elements is expressed as the give and take of love, affection, and sensual pleasure with others. The element of one's Venus represents how one expresses affection and caring and how one gives of one's own feelings. That is the outflowing phase of the Venus principle in action, but the inflowing phase is equally important. It represents the sorts of experiences and types of expression that feed one's...

Interpretive Guidelines for Venus in Scorpio

9 Expresses affection intensely, passionately, obsessively, with extreme, consuming feelings T l Urge for pleasure is colored by compulsive desires, depth, Give-and-take with others generates a healing, transformative energy Social and love needs can be hindered by inclination to secrecy and reluctance to trust others Needs to penetrate deeply into a relationship with intense emotional power in order to feel close to another

Venus In Earth Signs

Affection and appreciation are expressed tangibly, dependably, and physically Feels love and closeness with another through commitment and building a life together, as well as through sensual pleasure and sharing responsibilities *The emphasis in Venus is turning on the more erotically charged and sensual, romantic feelings. The Moon in a man's chart represents the type of woman that can attract a man on various other companionship levels and can turn on his feelings in other ways, such as...

Venus Uranus Interchanges

O Feels a need to share with others one's sense of individual-+ ity, excitement, and freedom electrifies the affections can be insensitive and self-centered Needs to experiment with a unique variety of pleasures to feel completely satisfied can be flirtatious easily bored in relationships and dislikes possessiveness When the planet of relationship (Venus) blends with the planet of self-centered rebellion and independence (Uranus), problems can arise. See page 121 of Astrology, Karma &...

The Second House

The second house's keywords are MATERIAL SECURITY. These words aptly describe the relationship of this house to money, earnings, possessions, and the desire to control things and people. The keywords also clarify a broader principle underlying such inclinations, for many people with a strong second-house emphasis are concerned not with money itself as much as they are hungry for security in the material world. To ensure this security, they require an abundance of resources, often including...

Interpretive Guidelines for Mars in Scorpio

Jl Asserts self intensely, magnetically, passionately, and Q powerfully Physical energy and initiative are prompted by strong desires, compulsions, and challenges capable of great endurance Sex urge is motivated by need to share deep emotional closeness and to experience profound intensity Need to channel and transform emotional power in order to achieve desires effectively Decisiveness and freedom of expression are hindered by secretiveness and the need for self-protection and total control

Law for Interpreting Aspects

My favorite law for interpreting aspects is The planets in the signs represent the basic urges toward expression and needs for fulfillment, but the aspects reveal the actual state of the energy flow and thus how much personal effort is needed in order to express a particular urge or to fulfill a particular need. In other words, a particular aspect does not tell us if a person will experience or achieve something specific but it does tell us how much effort will be required, in a relative sense,...

Interpretive Guidelines for Venus in Thurus

Expresses affection physically, warmly, steadily, possessively Gives from self's inner resources responds to sensual, 0 deeply-centered energy from others A need to give of one's affections can be hampered by emotional stinginess, possessiveness, or reluctance to release feelings or lose control Deeply appreciates physical sensations sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch enjoys contact with nature Values material comfort, luxury, and beautiful physical objects

Interpretive Guidelines for Mercury in

W Communicates energetically, radiantly, and proudly + Warmth, affection, and strong will motivate the need to establish connections O V Communication colored by sense of drama, humor, and creative flair Pride and urge for recognition spark expression of perceptions Needs creative involvement in order to learn makes intuitive leaps rather than logical associations Ego's involvement with thinking process can obliterate objectivity and limit flexibility and retention of facts

Interpretive Guidelines for Jupiter in Sagittarius

A t Seeks to grow and improve oneself through aspiration toward _ _ a far-off goal and following one's innate faith in life Thist in a larger order is aided by an optimistic, philosophical C orientation Need to take advantage of opportunities for outer and inner exploration in order to improve self Too much expansion can lead to over-extension of energy and overlooking the immediate possibilities Has an innate well-developed appreciation of the importance of the religious dimension of life

Interpretive Guidelines for Mercury in Aquarius

W Communicates openly, intelligently, idealistically, in a de- yy Needs to establish unique connections with others, relating V individualistically with each person, while having strong awareness of group communication processes Urge to express one's perceptions and intelligence is colored by individualistic freedom and often by extremism Thinks experimentally and innovatively, testing theories on others future-oriented, likes to explore possibilities for change Independent, inventive, detached...

Interpretive Guidelines for Venus in Gemini

9 Expresses affection verbally, cleverly, lightly, playfully Needs to talk immediately about one's thoughts and perceptions in order to feel close to another Emotionally-colored tastes are constantly and consciously changing variety and mental rapport are highly valued Urge for pleasure is colored by changeable curiosity, talkativeness, and friendliness attracted to intelligence and quick wit Need for variety and constant new stimuli can inhibit chances for lasting relationships and...

Interpretive Guidelines for Venus in Sagittarius

9 Expresses affection freely, enthusiastically, generously, and idealistically af Restless urge to move onward and have many adventures can PC interfere with establishing close relationships How one relates to others is highly colored by one's beliefs and goals, and a philosophical harmony is needed in close relationships A need for freedom to roam and explore in order to feel comfort and harmony Attitudes toward love and romance are tolerant and broad-minded values honesty in relationships and...

Mercury

The element of Mercury's sign indicates what specific energy and quality influences one's thought processes, and how one expresses thoughts along that specific vibratory wavelength. Mercury symbolizes the urge to establish contact and true give-and-take communication with others, as well as all forms of coordination, including one's own nervous system coordination. Its element in a particular chart represents the inflow (through perception) and the outflow (through skill, speech, and manual...

[NOTE The birth time must be reliable to use these aspects

The Ascendant's tone is modified not only by the position of its ruling planet, but also by any close 30 -multiple angle (or aspect) to the Ascendant by any planet* The planet aspect-ing the Ascendant always makes a dynamic impact and always affects the image of the personality that is projected and the entire mode of self-expression. Any such planet strongly colors the person's energy field and attitude toward life itself. a) Conjunctions to the Ascendant, within 6 , are the most powerful of...

Sun Uranus Interchanges

Radiant inner self blends with an urge toward change, excitement, experimentation, and rebellion one's vitality Hi thrives on this freedom One's sense of individuality incorporates originality and inventiveness often very creative and unconventional An unconventional quality pervades those who have any aspect between these planets, and in fact an obstinate self-centeredness is common to many. Although often interesting, lively, stimulating people, they often feel that people misinterpret them...

Interpretive Guidelines for Moon in Taurus

Reacts slowly to any experience maintains stability and poise 0 Inner contentment comes through waiting, stillness, relating to the world of nature Flows into physical sensations, emotionally retaining the feeling of touching and savoring the pleasures of the moment Inner self slow to change retains habit patterns for a long time, which can result in stubbornness or laziness Feels secure in unchanging, predictable situations and comfortable with all sensual stimuli Emphasis on possessiveness...

Interpretive Guidelines for Jupiter in Aquarius

Seeks to grow and improve oneself through humanitarian ideals, intellectual development, and daring experimentation a t Optimism can be deflected by an overly-detached, uninvolved 1 attitude, but usually generous toward others y Need to feel completely independent intellectually in order AY to have full confidence in self has a well-developed scientific attitude by nature One's faith is eccentric, individualistic, unorthodox, and unique to oneself Trusts in the unity of all humanity and all...

The Ninth House

The cadent fire house, the ninth, represents LEARNING on the level of IDENTITY in other words, learning who one really is. From this essential principle flow all the religious and philosophical attitudes, travels, searchings, and activities with which this house is usually associated. People with an emphasis on this house are drawn to activities which widen their horizons of self-awareness, enlarge the scope of their understanding, and help them to gain a perspective on human nature and the...

Interpretive Guidelines for Sun in Aquarius

Creative energy is directed toward society's welfare and theoretical concepts, especially through innovation Radiates friendly, people-oriented mental energy often with a tinge of extremism Urge to be and to create is colored by freedom, eccentricity, and experimentation Essentially values humanity and the world of the intellect, with the need to find what's right or true Expression of individuality can be deterred by self-effacement, over-concentration on duty, or aimless rebellion

The Third House

The third house is the field of LEARNING at the SOCIAL and INTELLECTUAL level. It therefore represents all forms of exchange of information, such as basic communication skills, media work, merchandising, etc. Those with a strong third house emphasis have a deep, sometimes insatiable need to communicate with others and often an ability to deal in an easy and friendly way with people of the most diverse qualities and interests (depending on which planets are in this house). Whereas the learning...

Aspects to the Ascendant

Aspects to the Ascendant by any planet are invariably of great importance, since they color one's entire approach to and outlook on life* It is very important, however, to consider the likely accuracy of the birth time before making any judgment about such an aspect. A change of approximately four minutes in the birth time can result in the Ascendant (and all the house cusps) being altered by one degree. Therefore, what may seem like a close aspect to the Ascendant may become more than 7 off...

The Sixth House

The sixth house has been associated with work, health, service, duties, and helpfulness. When we see that the underlying principle of the sixth house is that of LEARNING through immediate experience with MATERIAL affairs, we can easily understand the motivation behind these activities. We learn about our material body's needs and limitations chiefly through health problems, and gain practical insight into ourselves through everyday performance of our work and duties. All these areas of...

Interpretive Guidelines for Jupiter in Cancer

F Seeks to grow and improve oneself through development of family values and emotional supportiveness Opportunities come through one's expression of protective empathy and instinctive nurturing Need for sensitivity to others' feelings in order to have confidence in self this emotional sensitivity is usually well-developed Reliance on a higher power can be dampened by excessive reserve, fears, or self-protection Has an innate understanding of the human need for security, and usually expresses...

The Tenth House

This earth house deals with ACTION on the MATERIAL level and, traditionally, it is said to represent one's position in the world, reputation, ambition, and vocation. The action that anyone performs in the material world is the basis upon which his reputation rests. And, in order to act effectively in the material world, one needs the authority to do so another meaning of the tenth house. The keywords also clarify the tenth house's traditional association with the specific ambition that one...

Sun Saturn Interchanges

Urge to be and create combines with the need for stability that conservative tendency often challenging the self-n confidence and sense of well-being One's need for safety and security colors the tone of one's essential being, making one appear older than one's peers, even at an early age Saturn is often hard on the Sun, even when the aspect is a trine or sextile. One feels keenly aware of one's limits and faults, to the point in many cases of exaggerating them and even indulging in too much...

Interpretive Guidelines for Saturn in Aries

Seeks to establish and preserve self through an energetic push T Dynamic effort is focused toward a single-pointed release of energy develops self by cultivating courage and daring Urge for tangible achievement through aggressive, competitive actions Acceptance of responsibility can be hindered by childish, egocentric attitude, or freedom of action can be hindered by fear and excessive caution Acting independently is especially important and necessary for satisfying achievement

Moon Saturn Interchanges

JNDomestic urge combines with the need for security through tangible achievement and handling responsibility The need always to exert a disciplined effort in order to feel right about self, often resulting in restrained emotional expression A tendency toward defensiveness and lack of self-confidence is very often a marked characteristic of these people. Even when they are not being criticized, they often think they are and thus are not open to hearing positive feedback about themselves. The...

The Ruling Planet of the Midheaven

The ruling planet of the Midheaven sign is important not only due to its general symbolic meaning, but also due to the fact that its house position so often shows where your real vocation comes into clearest focus. That house represents a field of experience which feels like your true calling at a very deep level. If your Midheaven is in a sign that has a traditional ruler and a modern ruler, the house position of both can be important. However, the sign position of the traditional ruler is...

Interpretive Guidelines for Mars in

Asserts self dramatically, warmly, radiantly, expressively, Q arrogantly Expressing desires is strongly colored by pride and an urge 0 for recognition Initiative and drive are expressed confidently, with creative flair and abundant vitality Needs to be complimented and appreciated for sexual, physical, or creative prowess physical and sexual energy is stimulated by attention and demonstrative generosity Needs to express oneself assertively and dynamically in order to achieve one's desires often...

Moon Uranus Interchanges

One's reactions are always tinged with a streak of original- ity and unpredictability JRThe need for unrestrained self-expression furthers or interferes with attaining inner support, security, and tranquility These aspects manifest in some very unusual, and sometimes dramatic, ways. There is a gnawing desire to change over one's identity in a radical way, and to rid oneself of all past encumbrances and conditioning. The urge to leave the past behind can be so strong that one changes one's name,...

Interpretive Guidelines for Sun in Scorpio

Creative energy penetrates surface experience through intense emotional power and intuition III Needs to express one's transformative energy, often into re- Craving for intensity, involving the core of human experience, often seeking this in deep, merging (usually highly sexual) relationships Level of vitality is connected to constant inner compulsive desires sometimes obsessions Flow of creative expression can be hindered by emotional fixations, reluctance to be open, and fear of losing...

Interpretive Guidelines for Mars in Aries

Asserts self competitively, directly, impatiently Single-pointed release of physical energy directed toward new T experience often a flair for starting new businesses and or mechanical ingenuity Self-willed urge for action is strongly directed toward one's desires faces obstacles directly, but recklessness can impede success Initiative, willpower, and restlessness characterize the method of operation, as well as an intuitive grasp of essentials Sexual drive and physical energy are expressed...

The Moon

The element of the Moon's sign represents an attunement from the past that manifests automatically, a mode of feeling and being that one needs to be aware of in order to feel inwardly secure and at home with oneself. This element and experiences related to it feed your need to feel right about yourself by such modes of self-expression, you are satisfying a deep inner need that can give stability to your entire personality. The Moon's element also shows how you react instinctively to all...

The

The Sun sign's element is usually dominant in considering the overall psychology of a person. This is so because the Sun sign's element reveals the attunement of one's basic vitality, identity, and power of self-projection, as well as the fundamental quality of his or her consciousness. It also shows what is ' 'real'' to the individual, for it is the unconscious assumption of what is particularly real and what isn't that determines how the person will focus his or her energy* For example, the...

The Element of the Ascendant

The element of the Ascendant reveals the quality of energy flow directly vitalizing the physical body and the overall approach to life* Fire or Air signs rising tend to conduct energy, encouraging active self-expression and dynamic expenditure of energy. Earth or Water signs rising tend to conserve and resist the flow of vital energies, and hence indicate self-containment (sometimes self-repression) and the tendency of living within oneself. Fire Signs Rising (Aries, Leo, & Sagittarius)...

Interpretive Guidelines for Venus in Capricorn

Expresses affection cautiously, seriously, dutifully, and mechanically 4AQPleasure and love needs can be inhibited by fearful, Suspici- f 1 ous attitudes or an aloof, impersonal approach Needs to be sure of commitment from another before giving of self's deeper emotions capable of loyalty and of facing the work and responsibilities of relationships Social and love urge is colored by perserverance, ambition, conservatism, and concern for reputation Need for self-control and emotional reserve...

Aspects with Jupiter

Any aspect involving Jupiter bears examination since Jupiter expands whatever it touches. Jupiter can show where you try to improve things and develop them to their fullest, as well as to express those energies to their fullest, possibly at a very high level. Jupiter's expansiveness and pervasive optimism can, however, also lead to over-extending oneself in the areas indicated by aspect, signs, and houses, if moderation is not regularly observed. The generosity and positive attitude and broad,...

The Sign Position Of Mercury How One Thinks Communicates

Interpretive Guidelines for Mercury in Aries W Communicates assertively, forcefully, directly, confidently Y Restless urge for action underlies energetic way of speaking and creative use of skills Confrontation and forceful release of energy are necessary in order to learn capacity to intuitively grasp essentials Reasoning ability is colored by a self-willed release of energy toward new experience daring new thoughts are therefore often preferred Establishing true give-and-take with others can...

Planets in the 10th House Aspects to the Midheaven

Planets in the 10th house, especially those that conjunct the MC (on either side of the MC), represent ways of being, qualities, and types of activity that are extremely important to the individual and which he or she respects. Due to this feeling of respect, people will often exhibit these qualities or express these energies publicly in order that others might think well of them. Other than the conjunction, other close aspects to the Midheaven can be considered almost equal in effect. The type...

Sun Moon Interchanges

Creative energy interacts with the urge for emotional security the need to creatively express one's individuality comfort- ably and confidently How one's self-image blends with one's vitality and need for self-expression All Sun-Moon aspects are extraordinarily important. They have a tremendous impact on one's sense of self and one's health and confidence. The harmonious interchanges show that your feelings reinforce the expression of your best self and your most central purpose and aims. The...

Saturn In Water Signs

Need to stabilize one's emotions and sensitivities, expressing feelings while simultaneously developing more detachment from them Zodiacal Signs & Their Key Concepts A planet in this sign will be colored by these qualities Single-pointed release of energy Self-willed urge for action, Sustained warmth of loyalty and Pride and urge for recognition, MUTABLE SAGITTARIUS Restless aspiration propelling CARDINAL CAPRICORN Impersonal determination to get Self-control, caution, reserve and Depth of...

Interpretive Guidelines for Sun in Sagittarius

Creative energy is directed toward one's ideals and apsira-tions, not only expressing them but often promoting them to others Sense of individuality is colored by one's ultimate beliefs and optimistic philosophical outlook Essentially values wide-ranging mental and physical liberty Radiates a friendly, exploratory, open spirit very broad-minded and values honesty Needs to be recognized for moral, upright nature sometimes high standards can lead to intolerance and insensitivity to others

Interpretive Guidelines for Saturn in Taurus

+ Seeks to establish and preserve self through steady produc- tivity, ownership, and reliance on one's own material One's integrity and security are based on loyalty, stability, and reliability, but achievement could be hindered by laziness Feels need to focus on basic (often traditional) values in order to attain social approval Urge to consolidate and possess can lead to blockage of energy flow an extremely conservative and unyielding stubbornness with a fear of losing control Capable of...

Understanding Planetary Aspects

The dynamic interactions between the various energies of life are represented on an individual level by the aspects in a natal chart that is, the angles between planets and between the Ascendant or Midheaven and the planets. Aspects have been spoken of as lines of force between the various energy centers (planets) in the energy field mapped by the chart. In the birth chart, which reveals this energy field with remarkable precision, the aspects are measured within the 360 circle. This book will...

Jupiter Saturn Interchanges

(Especially important if Jupiter or Saturn rules a sign emphasized in your chart.) O f Urge toward a larger order is brought down to earth and T stabilized expands the ambitions *pN One's urge to expand constantly interacts with one's need * to retain the existing structure for safety Whether Saturn or Jupiter is stronger in a chart will have much to say about these energies' expression. The challenging aspects of Jupiter and Saturn are sometimes quite problematical in complicating the person's...

Contents

The Four Elements & The Twelve Signs The Fire Signs Aries, Leo & Sagittarius 31 The Air Signs Gemini, Libra & Aquarius 32 The Water Signs Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces 33 The Earth Signs Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn 33 Positive-Negative Expression of Planetary Principles 37 The Planets in the Elements 39 Sun 39 Moon 40 Mercury 41 Venus 42 Mars 44 Jupiter 45 Saturn 46 5. The Planets in the Signs 49 Zodiacal Signs & Their Key Concepts 49 Functions of the Planets in the Signs 51 The Sun...

Interpretive Guidelines for the Signs on the House Cusps

The signs on the succedent and cadent house cusps are parts of an interrelated system that can provide insight in much the same way that the signs on the four angular house cusps (1, 4, 7, 10) can. However, the signs on the non-angular cusps are not as prominent or noticeable in the personality (unless they contain planets), and should not be over-emphasized in interpretation. In general, one can rely on the following guidelines for practical chart interpretation, always keeping in mind that a...

The Midheaven

Aging and maturing often mean reaching for and concretizing the goals and dreams that we envision when we are young. The Midheaven's sign, the placement of its ruler, and planets in the 10th house symbolize this process. Although the Mid-heaven sign is not always obvious in an outward way, it is always an important part of the birth chart, since it describes the manifestation and development of one's vocation and standing in the world. Almost all astrological texts describe the Midheaven (or MC...

Understanding Themes in the Birth Chart

After considering the various dominant tones affecting the personal planets of a chart, one may notice one or several tones that seem especially dominant by being repeated over and over. Recognizing such pervasive tones is the first step toward recognizing themes in any chart. One effective method of further understanding themes in a chart is to combine the chief factors of the chart by using the ' 'twelve letters of the astrological alphabet* '* in all their combinations and seeing which...

Guidelines To Chart Synthesis

Astrology has its beginning in a remote sense of some great cosmic unity. Realistically, synthesis cannot be achieved merely through techniques of analysis, and chart synthesis ultimately cannot be taught, because direct perception of the unity and meaning of any birth chart can only come with experience and to some extent innate intuitive ability. Nevertheless, there are a few guidelines that could be extremely helpful to new and intermediate students of astrology which they rarely see...

The Air Signs Gemini Libra Aquarius

The Air signs express the life-energy which has been associated with breath or what the yogis term prana. The Air realm is the world of archetypal ideas beyond the veil of the physical world in the air element, the cosmic energy is actualized into specific patterns of thought. The Air signs have the inner need to detach themselves from the immediate experiences of daily life, and thus to gain objectivity, perspective, and a rational, reflective approach to everything they do. KEY CONCEPT...

Guidelines to Planetary Interchanges Blendings

It is important to note that aspects between the three outer planets, in themselves and when isolated from other primary factors in the chart, should not be considered a major factor in interpretation. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto carry a transpersonal meaning and clarify some aspects of mass psychology for an entire generation, as they remain in one sign for many years. All too often, new students of astrology become very upset about, for example, a square between Uranus and Neptune, only to...

Guidelines to Interpreting the Ascendant

Although the Ascendant is of deep and pervasive importance for each individual, there is no denying that it must be related to the rest of the chart,* and especially to the Sun Sign, in order to understand it thoroughly for a particular person. The Sun, after all, is the core identity, the very center of the consciousness, the way we assimilate much of our experience, whereas the Ascendant although it varies in importance from person to person is not as central to the person's nature. It shows,...

The Four Elements The Twelve Signs

The four elements of astrological tradition refer to the vital forces (or energies) that make up the entire creation that is commonly perceived by human beings. The four elements in a birth chart reveal the ability to participate in certain realms of being and to tune in to specific fields of life experience. These elements have nothing to do with the elements of chemistry and in fact transcend them completely. The astrological birth chart is drawn for the moment of first breath, that instant...

The Ruler of the Ascendant

The planet that is associated with the Rising Sign is so important that it has been known traditionally as the Ruler of the Chart* or the birth chart's Ruling Planet. By its sign and house position, it invariably colors the individual's entire approach to life. Once you have tuned in on and accepted the field of experience and the type of energy represented by the ruling planet and its house and sign, you begin to feel more alive, more motivated to express yourself, and more inwardly secure and...

Factors Toning Each Planetary Principle

Each planet represents a specific dimension of experience, and that dimension of experience is toned or colored by a myriad of factors. In other words, how will each dimension of experience (shown by the planets) be toned or colored in your life When you begin to examine all the factors toning each planet, so many things must be taken into account that, in fact, you have to use considerable psychic energy to begin to feel them all at once. The analytical mind simply can't cope with such a...

Mars

The element of Mars shows what types of experiences and modes of activity stimulate one's physical energy and with what energy one seeks to assert oneself. The element of one's Mars is the energy that feeds your need for physical excitement and the mode through which you can express your aggressive powers to prove your strength. It describes the specific method you use to get what you want Mars in air uses persuasion Mars in fire uses power and initiative Mars in earth uses patience and...

Orbs Planetary Interactions

The aspects, of course, do not consist solely of mathematical angles. The planets and signs involved in an aspect describe the energies that are interacting within a person. Planets involved in close aspects represent dimensions of experience that are rarely expressed or felt in isolation. They always affect each other, no matter which specific major aspect they are making in the natal chart. In many respects, the type of aspect between two or more planets is less significant in interpretation...

The Future of Astrology as a Science a Profession

In what ways can astrology be considered a science In general, it can be designated a science simply because it comprises a set of principles and laws that have been accumulated through observation and many of these principles can be tested and observed to be reliable. Just because one can find ideas and theories within the vast tradition of astrology that do not usually work and in fact some which are completely unreliable does not mean that a wholesale rejection of all astrological tradition...