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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...