Sagittarius on the House Cusps

In your delineation, be sure to consider the ruler Jupiter (If) Sagittarius ( ) on the Cusp of the 1st House (Personality, identity, the physical body). Your keyword is freedom of thought, speech, or action. Not always tactful, you tend to tell it like it is. Breezy, friendly, and optimistic, you probably experienced great restlessness in your early life, particularly if Jupiter is in a mutable sign, or has challenging aspects. Since you are usually intuitive and idealistic, you may take an...

Decanates and Dwads

To further refine the reading of a horoscope, there is a method called decanates. Decanates (derived from the word deca meaning 10) divide each sign (each of which contains exactly 30 ) into thirds of 10 each. The ruler of the first 10 of the sign is the ruler of that sign. For example, Aries from 00 to 9 59' is pure Aries, ruled by Mars. The second, or Leo decanate, from 10 to 19 59' Aries, is ruled by the Sun. The third, or Sagittarius decanate, from 20 to 29 59', is ruled by Jupiter. As you...

The Overview of the Chart

We have talked time and time again of looking at the chart as a whole and examining the basic overview of the horoscope. In Volume I, before we asked you to delineate Mozart's horoscope with us, we gave a brief overview based on the knowledge you had at that point. Then, and now, we stress that each person is unique therefore, we must first look at the overall picture before dissecting the chart. This overall picture, which we call the overview, has to be kept in mind at all times as you...

Lesson

General Rules, Abbreviations, Tools Needed and Do you have a computer As we have stressed throughout Volume I of The Only Way to Learn Astrology, our books are not the run-of-the-mill astrology books. They are textbooks or manuals taken from our years of classroom experience. Therefore, our approach to teaching you the mathematics of erecting a horoscope is based on what worked best for our students. There are some basic rules that must be understood, and there are also some tools you will...

Mutual Reception Final Dispositor Chart Ruler Planet in High Focus

Mutual reception is a term used when two planets are placed in each other's sign of dignity or rulership. For example, if Venus is in Aries and Mars is in Taurus Venus rules Taurus and Mars rules Aries the two planets are in mutual reception, or mutually involved in each other's signs. This is considered a very beneficial and harmonious relationship between two planets. It is as though you can blend the energy indicated by each planet into one line of action. In interpreting this placement,...

Unaspected Pluto

And again Aries, thinking of himself as the most important and best of the signs, after all, he is Number One in the Zodiac, feels he has to fight back or be extinguished. That is why a square manifests so much tension and challenge and that is why you need squares in order to make something of yourself, to fight for survival, even to overcome the powerful influence of your parents, astrologically represented by the 4th and 10th, the Cancer Capricorn houses. If...

Gemini 31 on the House Cusps

Always blend the interpretation with the ruler Mercury Q Gemini JO on the Cusp of the 1st House Outer personality, identity, the physical body . You are pliable as a violin string, changeable as the weather, here today gone tomorrow However, if Mercury is in a fixed sign, this tendency is generally held in check. Your sense of the practical is very well developed, and your changeability may be due to second, and often wiser, thoughts. You sometimes get the best of others through quick...